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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

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
80% - Fresh
Audience
60% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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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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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 180 $616,695 Oct 4, 1985 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 202 $702,295 Sep 27, 1985 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 161 $1,052,241 Sep 20, 1985 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 188 $1,054,143 Sep 13, 1985 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 179 $1,332,539 Sep 6, 1985 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 154 $1,778,029 Aug 30, 1985 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 235 $1,695,468 Aug 23, 1985 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 324 $1,771,970 Aug 16, 1985 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 419 $2,095,612 Aug 9, 1985 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 496 $2,561,039 Aug 2, 1985 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 586 $3,158,302 Jul 26, 1985 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,220 $52,037,930 Jul 26, 1985 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 695 $4,135,238 Jul 19, 1985 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 894 $4,986,972 Jul 12, 1985 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,075 $6,333,285 Jul 5, 1985 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,489 $7,347,444 Jun 28, 1985 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,169 $7,936,427 Jun 21, 1985 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,483 1,140 Jun 21, 1985 3

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

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/06/21 1 $7,936,427   1,140 $6,962   $7,936,427 3
1985/06/28 2 $7,347,444 -7% 1,152 $6,378   $20,461,847 10
1985/07/05 4 $6,333,285 -14% 1,163 $5,446   $31,582,061 17
1985/07/12 3 $4,986,972 -21% 1,102 $4,525   $39,703,509 24
1985/07/19 3 $4,135,238 -17% 1,105 $3,742   $46,632,588 31
1985/07/26 6 $3,158,302 -24% 980 $3,223   $52,037,930 38
1985/08/02 6 $2,561,039 -19% 948 $2,702   $56,480,078 45
1985/08/09 8 $2,095,612 -18% 873 $2,400   $60,189,566 52
1985/08/16 10 $1,771,970 -15% 789 $2,246   $63,235,816 59
1985/08/23 9 $1,695,468 -4% 774 $2,191   $66,058,449 66
1985/08/30 12 $1,778,029 +5% 882 $2,016   $69,183,076 73
1985/09/06 8 $1,332,539 -25% 788 $1,691   $70,978,323 80
1985/09/13 6 $1,054,143 -21% 779 $1,353   $72,490,187 87
1985/09/20 6 $1,052,241 n/c 830 $1,268   $73,960,535 94
1985/09/27 8 $702,295 -33% 708 $992   $75,011,861 101
1985/10/04 12 $616,695 -12% 614 $1,004   $75,901,168 108

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 GrossDays
1985/06/21 1 $13,114,403   1,140 $11,504   $13,114,403 7
1985/06/28 2 $12,134,373 -7% 1,152 $10,533   $25,248,776 14
1985/07/05 3 $9,467,761 -22% 1,163 $8,141   $34,716,537 21
1985/07/12 3 $7,780,813 -18% 1,102 $7,061   $42,497,350 28
1985/07/19 3 $6,382,278 -18% 1,105 $5,776   $48,879,628 35
1985/07/26 5 $5,039,411 -21% 980 $5,142   $53,919,039 42
1985/08/02 7 $4,174,915 -17% 948 $4,404   $58,093,954 49
1985/08/09 8 $3,369,892 -19% 873 $3,860   $61,463,846 56
1985/08/16 10 $2,899,135 -14% 789 $3,674   $64,362,981 63
1985/08/23 8 $3,042,066 +5% 774 $3,930   $67,405,047 70
1985/08/30 10 $2,240,737 -26% 882 $2,541   $69,645,784 77
1985/09/06 8 $1,790,260 -20% 788 $2,272   $71,436,044 84
1985/09/13 5 $1,472,250 -18% 779 $1,890   $72,908,294 91
1985/09/20 6 $1,401,272 -5% 830 $1,688   $74,309,566 98
1985/09/27 8 $974,907 -30% 708 $1,377   $75,284,473 105