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Cocoon (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $76,257,348Details
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Synopsis

Three old-timers sneak out of their retirement home a few days a week to swim in the large pool next door. When the three begin to feel curiously younger, they discover this is due to strange pods on the floor of the pool, brought there by extra-terrestrials. After the word gets out more retirees come to the pool and the old-timers are ultimately invited by the extra-terrestrials to accompany them on their travel back to their home planet, offering them the prospect of eternal life.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 959 $76,257,348
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,824 $76,257,348

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 21st, 1985 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: January 7th, 1997 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 adult situations/language
Running Time: 117 minutes
Franchise: Cocoon
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Keywords: First Contact, Autumn Years, Friendly Alien on Earth, Romance, Interspecies Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Zanuck/Brown, 20th Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,278 $52,037,930 Jul 26, 1985 38
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 187 $6,333,285 Jul 5, 1985 17
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 138 $15,431,807 Jul 5, 1985 17

Cast

   Art Selwyn
   Ben Luckett
   Joe Finley
   Walter
   Bennie Lefkowitz
   Jack Bonner
   Mary Luckett
   Alma Finley
   Bess McCarthy
   Rosie Lefkowitz
   Kitty
Barret Oliver    David
Linda Harrison    Susan
Tyrone Power, Jr.    Pillsbury
Clint Howard    Dexter
Charles Lampkin    Pops
Mike Nomad    Doc
Jorge Gil    Lou Pine
Jim Ritz    DMV Clerk
Charles Rainsbury    Smiley
Wendy Cooke    Alien
Pamela Prescott    Alien
Dinah Sue Rowley    Alien
Gabriella Sinclair    Alien
Cyndi Vicino    Teller
Russ Wheeler    Doctor
Harold Bergman    Reverend
Ivy Thayer    Waitress
Fred Broderson    Dock Master
Mark Cheresnick    Salvatore
Bette Shoor    Realtor
Mark Simpson    Coast Guard First Class BM
Robert Slacum Jr.    Coast Guard Second Class BM
Rance Howard    Detective
Jean Speegle Howard    Woman
Charles Voelker    Band Leader
Irving Krone    Jasper
Clarence Thomas    Policeman
Ted Science    Policeman
James Fitzpatrick    Dock Worker

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Richard D. Zanuck
Producer    David Brown
Producer    Lili Fini Zanuck
Story Creator    David Saperstein
Screenwriter    Tom Benedek
Director of Photography    Don Peterman
Composer    James Horner
Associate Producer    Robert Doudell
Assistant Director    Jan R. Lloyd
Unit Production Manager    Robert Doudell
Production Designer    Jack T. Collis
Set Decorator    Jim Duffy
Underwater Photography (Nassau Unit)    Jordan Klein
Visual Effects Supervisor (ILM)    Ken Ralston
Special Effects (Conceptual Artist)    Ralph McQuarrie
Special Effects (Alien Creatures and Effects)    Greg Cannom
Special Effects (Special Creature Consultant)    Rick Baker
Costume Designer    Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Costume Supervisor    Edward Marks
Editor    Michael Hill
Editor    Daniel Hanley
Production Sound Mixer    Richard Church
Re-recording Mixer    Theodore Soderberg
Re-recording Mixer    Paul Wells
Re-recording Mixer    Richard Overton
Sound Editor    William Hartman
Sound Editor    Michael Corrigan
Sound Designer    Gary Summers
Sound Designer    Gary Rydstrom
Sound Designer    Laurel Ladevich
Dialogue Editor    Godfrey Marks
Makeup    Robert Norin
Makeup    Kevin Haney
Hairstylist    Janis Clark
Song "Gravity" words and music    Cruz Sembello
Casting Director    Penny Perry
Casting (Florida)    Beverly McDermott
Stunt Coordinator    Ted Grossman

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1985/06/21 1 $7,936,427   1,140 $6,962   $7,936,427 1
1985/06/28 2 $7,347,444 -7% 1,152 $6,378   $20,461,847 2
1985/07/05 4 $6,333,285 -14% 1,163 $5,446   $31,582,061 3
1985/07/12 3 $4,986,972 -21% 1,102 $4,525   $39,703,509 4
1985/07/19 3 $4,135,238 -17% 1,105 $3,742   $46,632,588 5
1985/07/26 6 $3,158,302 -24% 980 $3,223   $52,037,930 6
1985/08/02 6 $2,561,039 -19% 948 $2,702   $56,480,078 7
1985/08/09 8 $2,095,612 -18% 873 $2,400   $60,189,566 8
1985/08/16 10 $1,771,970 -15% 789 $2,246   $63,235,816 9
1985/08/23 9 $1,695,468 -4% 774 $2,191   $66,058,449 10
1985/08/30 12 $1,778,029 +5% 882 $2,016   $69,183,076 11
1985/09/06 8 $1,332,539 -25% 788 $1,691   $70,978,323 12
1985/09/13 6 $1,054,143 -21% 779 $1,353   $72,490,187 13
1985/09/20 6 $1,052,241 n/c 830 $1,268   $73,960,535 14
1985/09/27 8 $702,295 -33% 708 $992   $75,011,861 15
1985/10/04 12 $616,695 -12% 614 $1,004   $75,901,168 16

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/07/03 4 $1,300,000   1,152 $1,128   $23,600,000 13
1985/07/04 3 $1,600,000 +23% 1,152 $1,389   $25,248,776 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1985/06/21 1 $13,114,403   1,140 $11,504   $13,114,403 1
1985/06/28 2 $12,134,373 -7% 1,152 $10,533   $25,248,776 2
1985/07/05 3 $9,467,761 -22% 1,163 $8,141   $34,716,537 3
1985/07/12 3 $7,780,813 -18% 1,102 $7,061   $42,497,350 4
1985/07/19 3 $6,382,278 -18% 1,105 $5,776   $48,879,628 5
1985/07/26 5 $5,039,411 -21% 980 $5,142   $53,919,039 6
1985/08/02 7 $4,174,915 -17% 948 $4,404   $58,093,954 7
1985/08/09 8 $3,369,892 -19% 873 $3,860   $61,463,846 8
1985/08/16 10 $2,899,135 -14% 789 $3,674   $64,362,981 9
1985/08/23 8 $3,042,066 +5% 774 $3,930   $67,405,047 10
1985/08/30 10 $2,240,737 -26% 882 $2,541   $69,645,784 11
1985/09/06 8 $1,790,260 -20% 788 $2,272   $71,436,044 12
1985/09/13 5 $1,472,250 -18% 779 $1,890   $72,908,294 13
1985/09/20 6 $1,401,272 -5% 830 $1,688   $74,309,566 14
1985/09/27 8 $974,907 -30% 708 $1,377   $75,284,473 15