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Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $81,350,242Details
International Box Office $57,759,104Details
Worldwide Box Office $139,109,346
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 866 $81,350,242
All Time International Box Office 1,304 $57,759,104
All Time Worldwide Box Office 1,049 $139,109,346
Leggiest Movies 86 11.45
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 217 $81,350,242
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 348 $57,759,104
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 267 $139,109,346

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$28,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 15th, 1988 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
February 13th, 2013 (Special Engagement) by NCM Fathom
Video Release: October 7th, 1992 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Franchise: Die Hard
Comparisons: vs. Men in Black
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Keywords: Hostage, Terrorism
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Silver Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 29th Weekend 83 $77,789 Jan 27, 1989 199
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 159 $1,062,121 Oct 14, 1988 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 127 $1,513,576 Oct 7, 1988 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 106 $2,015,246 Sep 30, 1988 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 122 $2,132,131 Sep 23, 1988 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 131 $2,544,486 Sep 16, 1988 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 194 $2,608,219 Sep 9, 1988 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 92 $4,766,648 Sep 2, 1988 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 300 $3,668,253 Aug 26, 1988 45
Fastest to $50m 1,304 $52,000,170 Aug 26, 1988 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 337 $4,523,326 Aug 19, 1988 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 398 $5,742,848 Aug 12, 1988 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 755 $5,738,404 Aug 5, 1988 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,164 $6,107,608 Jul 29, 1988 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,599 $7,105,514 Jul 22, 1988 10
Never No. 1 Domestic 222 $81,350,242 Jul 15, 1988 0

Cast

   Detective John McClane
Robert Davi    Big Johnson
Lorenzo Caccialanza    Marco
Joey Plewa    Alexander
Clarence Gilyard Jr.    Theo
Andreas Wisniewski    Tony
Bruno Doyon    Franco
Alexander Godunov    Karl
Alan Rickman    Hans Gruber
James Shigeta    Takagi
Hart Bochner    Ellis
William Atherton    Richard Thornburg
De'voreaux White    Argyle
Paul Gleason    Dwayne T. Robinson
Reginald VelJohnson    Sergeant Al Powell
Bonnie Bedelia    Holly Gennero McClane
Mary Ellen Trainor   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Michael Kamen

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/07/22 3 $7,105,514   1,276 $5,569   $10,147,587 10
1988/07/29 4 $6,107,608 -14% 1,324 $4,613   $21,049,817 17
1988/08/05 3 $5,738,404 -6% 1,338 $4,289   $29,417,206 24
1988/08/12 3 $5,742,848 n/c 1,713 $3,353   $38,415,083 31
1988/08/19 3 $4,523,326 -21% 1,629 $2,777   $46,026,261 38
1988/08/26 4 $3,668,253 -19% 1,432 $2,562   $52,000,170 45
1988/09/02 4 $4,766,648 +30% 1,461 $3,263   $58,456,957 52
1988/09/09 4 $2,608,219 -45% 1,422 $1,834   $61,916,243 59
1988/09/16 2 $2,544,486 -2% 1,371 $1,856   $65,388,311 66
1988/09/23 3 $2,132,131 -16% 1,282 $1,663   $68,217,305 73
1988/09/30 5 $2,015,246 -5% 1,213 $1,661   $70,751,623 80
1988/10/07 6 $1,513,576 -25% 1,050 $1,442   $72,770,440 87
1988/10/14 7 $1,062,121 -30% 968 $1,097   $74,138,586 94
1989/01/27 34 $77,789   113 $688   $80,639,179 199

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/07/22 3 $11,900,136   1,276 $9,326   $14,942,209 14
1988/07/29 4 $8,736,593 -27% 1,324 $6,599   $23,678,802 21
1988/08/05 3 $8,993,433 +3% 1,338 $6,722   $32,672,235 28
1988/08/12 3 $8,830,700 -2% 1,713 $5,155   $41,502,935 35
1988/08/19 4 $6,828,982 -23% 1,629 $4,192   $48,331,917 42
1988/08/26 5 $5,358,392 -22% 1,432 $3,742   $53,690,309 49
1988/09/02 4 $5,617,715 +5% 1,461 $3,845   $59,308,024 56
1988/09/09 4 $3,535,801 -37% 1,422 $2,486   $62,843,825 63
1988/09/16 2 $3,241,349 -8% 1,371 $2,364   $66,085,174 70
1988/09/23 3 $2,651,203 -18% 1,282 $2,068   $68,736,377 77
1988/09/30 3 $2,520,487 -5% 1,213 $2,078   $71,256,864 84
1988/10/07 6 $1,819,601 -28% 1,050 $1,733   $73,076,465 91