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Coming to America (1988)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $128,152,301Details
International Box Office $160,647,699
Worldwide Box Office $288,800,000
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
69% - Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 29th, 1988 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: Prince/Princess, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Culture Clash, African-American
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Eddie Murphy Production
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 186 $1,304,208 Sep 16, 1988 82
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 328 $2,512,639 Aug 19, 1988 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 304 $3,611,470 Aug 12, 1988 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 259 $5,065,482 Aug 5, 1988 40
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 481 $100,477,310 Aug 5, 1988 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 307 $6,430,730 Jul 29, 1988 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 337 $8,886,442 Jul 22, 1988 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 525 $10,417,790 Jul 15, 1988 19
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 740 $56,314,700 Jul 8, 1988 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 686 $13,342,707 Jul 8, 1988 12
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 183 $21,404,420 Jul 1, 1988 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 775 $21,404,420 Jul 1, 1988 5
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,223 $21,404,420 Jul 1, 1988 5
Widest Opening Weekend 2,136 2,064 Jul 1, 1988 5

Cast

   Clarence/Prince Akeem/Randy Watson/Saul
Arsenio Hall    Semmi/Extremly Ugly Girl/Morris/Reverend Brown
James Earl Jones    King Jaffe Joffer
Madge Sinclar    Queen Aoleon
Shari Headley    Lisa McDowell
Paul Bates    Oha
Eriq La Salle    Darryl Jenks
Frankie Faison    Landlord
Vanessa Bell    Imani Izzi
Louie Anderson    Maurice
Allison Dean    Patrice McDowell
Sheila Johnson    Lady-in-Waiting
Jake Steinfeld    Cab Driver
Calvin Lockhart    Colonel Izzi
Samuel L. Jackson    Hold-up Man
Garcelle Beauvais    Rose Bearer
Feather Feather    Rose Bearer
Stephanie Simon    Rose Bearer
Victoria Dillard    Bather
Felicia Taylor    Bather
Michele Watley    Bather
Raymond D. Turner    T-shirt Hawker
Billi Gordon    Large Woman
Cuba Gooding, Jr.    Boy Getting Haircut
Clint Smith    Sweets
Ray Murphy    Stu
Ruben Hudson    Street Hustler
Paulette Banoza    Soul Glo Woman
Clyde R. Jones    Soul Glo Man
Patricia Matthews    Devil Woman
Mary Bond Davis    Big Stank Woman
Kara Young    Stuck-up Girl
Carla Earle    Tough Girl
Karen Renee Owens    Ex-Siamese Twin/Dancer
Sharon Renee Owens    Ex-Siamese Twin/Dancer
Lisa Gumora    Kinky Girl
June Boykins    Strange Woman
Janette Colon    Fresh Peaches
Vanessa Colon    Sugar Cube
Monique Mannen    Boring Girl
Mindora Mimms    Awareness Woman
Cynthia Finkley    Awareness Woman
David Sosna    Cartier Delivery Man
Vondie Curtis-Hall    Basketball Game Vendor
Arthur Adams    Mr. Jenks
Loni Kaye Harkless    Mrs. Jenks
Montrose Hagins    Grandma Jenks
Tonja Rivers    Party Guest
Don Ameche    Mortimer Duke
Ralph Bellamy    Randolph Duke
Elaine Kagan    Telegraph Lady
Michael Tadross    Taxi Driver
Steve White    Subway Guy
Helen Hanft    Subway Lady
Birdie M. Hale    Elderly Passenger

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Robert D. Wachs
Producer    George Folsey, Jr.
Screenwriter    David Sheffield
Screenwriter    Barry W. Blaustein
Story Creator    Eddie Murphy
Executive Producer    Leslie Belzberg
Executive Producer    Mark Lipsky
Production Designer    Richard MacDonald
Composer    Nile Rodgers
Associate Producer    David Sosna
Assistant Director    David Sosna
Unit Production Manager    William Watkins
Art Director    Richard B. Lewis
Set Decorator    Cheryal Kearney
Set Decorator    Dan Von Blomberg
Director of Photography    Woody Omens
Visual Effects Designer    Syd Dutton
Visual Effects Designer    Bill Taylor
Costume Designer    Deborah Nadoolman
Costume Supervisor    Francine Jamison-Tanchuck
Editor    Malcolm Campbell
Editor    George Folsey, Jr.
Sound Mixer    William B. Kaplan
Re-recording Mixer    Larry Stensvold
Re-recording Mixer    William Gazecki
Re-recording Mixer    Bill Thiederman
Supervising Sound Editor    Rick Franklin
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul Timothy Carden
Sound Editor    Mike Dobie
Sound Editor    Lenny Geschke
Sound Editor    Donald J. Malouf
Sound Editor    Charles E. Smith
Music Editor    Daniel Allan Carlin
Makeup    Bernadine Anderson
Hairstylist    Robert L. Stevenson
Special Make-up Effects    Rick Baker
Song Writer    Nile Rodgers
Song Writer    Nancy Huang
Song Writer    Gerald Levert
Song Writer    Marc Gordon
Song Writer    Eddie Levert
Song Writer    Allee Willis
Song Writer    Danny Sembello
Song Writer    Gardner Cole
Casting Director    Jackie Burch
Stunt Coordinator    John Sherrod

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/07/01 1 $21,404,420   2,064 $10,370   $28,409,497 5
1988/07/08 1 $13,342,707 -38% 2,064 $6,464   $49,497,282 12
1988/07/15 1 $10,417,790 -22% 2,064 $5,047   $66,732,490 19
1988/07/22 2 $8,886,442 -15% 2,064 $4,305   $81,234,946 26
1988/07/29 3 $6,430,730 -28% 1,902 $3,381   $92,011,700 33
1988/08/05 4 $5,065,482 -21% 1,786 $2,836   $100,477,310 40
1988/08/12 7 $3,611,470 -29% 1,481 $2,439   $106,688,022 47
1988/08/19 9 $2,512,639 -30% 1,273 $1,974   $111,133,227 54
1988/09/16 10 $1,304,208   830 $1,571   $120,794,325 82

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/07/01 1 $29,149,498   2,064 $14,123   $36,154,575 9
1988/07/08 1 $20,160,125 -31% 2,064 $9,768   $56,314,700 16
1988/07/15 1 $16,033,804 -20% 2,064 $7,768   $72,348,504 23
1988/07/22 2 $13,232,466 -17% 2,064 $6,411   $85,580,970 30
1988/07/29 3 $9,830,858 -26% 1,902 $5,169   $95,411,828 37
1988/08/05 5 $7,664,724 -22% 1,786 $4,292   $103,076,552 44
1988/08/12 6 $5,544,036 -28% 1,481 $3,743   $108,620,588 51