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Die Hard (1988)

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
92% - Certified Fresh
Audience
94% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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. Jack Reacher
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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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 83 $77,789 Jan 27, 1989 199
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 158 $1,062,121 Oct 14, 1988 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 126 $1,513,576 Oct 7, 1988 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 103 $2,015,246 Sep 30, 1988 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 119 $2,132,131 Sep 23, 1988 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 129 $2,544,486 Sep 16, 1988 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 191 $2,608,219 Sep 9, 1988 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 90 $4,766,648 Sep 2, 1988 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 292 $3,668,253 Aug 26, 1988 45
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,282 $52,000,170 Aug 26, 1988 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 328 $4,523,326 Aug 19, 1988 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 387 $5,742,848 Aug 12, 1988 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 741 $5,738,404 Aug 5, 1988 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,146 $6,107,608 Jul 29, 1988 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,577 $7,105,514 Jul 22, 1988 10

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

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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