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ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

ET: The Extra-Terrestrial poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $435,110,554Details
International Box Office $357,854,772Details
Worldwide Box Office $792,965,326
Further financial details...

  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 15 $435,110,554
All Time International Box Office 133 $357,854,772
All Time Worldwide Box Office 64 $792,965,326
Leggiest Movies 2 25.22

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,500,000
Domestic Releases: June 11th, 1982 (Wide) by Universal
July 19th, 1985 (Wide) by Universal
March 22nd, 2002 (Wide) by Universal
October 3rd, 2012 (Special Engagement) by NCM Fathom
Video Release: October 27th, 1988 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for language and mild thematic elements
Running Time: 114 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Day the Earth Stood Still
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Keywords: Friendly Alien on Earth, First Contact
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic March Weekend 176 $14,223,110 Mar 22, 2002 7,227
Biggest Domestic March Day 447 $5,536,000 Mar 23, 2002 7,226
Biggest Domestic Saturday 2,292 $5,536,000 Mar 23, 2002 7,226
Fastest to $400m 25 $404,509,000 Mar 22, 2002 7,225
Biggest Domestic 52nd Weekend 1 $1,241,037 Jun 3, 1983 360
Biggest Domestic 51st Weekend 1 $2,061,108 May 27, 1983 353
Biggest Domestic 50th Weekend 1 $966,148 May 20, 1983 346
Biggest Domestic 49th Weekend 1 $616,452 May 13, 1983 339
Biggest Domestic 48th Weekend 1 $574,740 May 6, 1983 332
Biggest Domestic 47th Weekend 1 $924,484 Apr 29, 1983 325
Biggest Domestic 46th Weekend 1 $1,215,874 Apr 22, 1983 318
Fastest to $350m 36 $350,137,000 Apr 15, 1983 315
Biggest Domestic 45th Weekend 1 $1,668,479 Apr 15, 1983 311
Biggest Domestic 44th Weekend 1 $1,606,956 Apr 8, 1983 304
Biggest Domestic 43rd Weekend 3 $1,139,399 Apr 1, 1983 297
Biggest Domestic 42nd Weekend 4 $563,104 Mar 25, 1983 290
Biggest Domestic 41st Weekend 5 $771,955 Mar 18, 1983 283
Biggest Domestic 40th Weekend 6 $749,684 Mar 11, 1983 276
Biggest Domestic 39th Weekend 5 $1,003,629 Mar 4, 1983 269
Biggest Domestic 38th Weekend 6 $1,385,060 Feb 25, 1983 262
Biggest Domestic 37th Weekend 3 $2,106,254 Feb 18, 1983 255
Biggest Domestic 36th Weekend 9 $856,049 Feb 11, 1983 248
Biggest Domestic 35th Weekend 9 $1,028,670 Feb 4, 1983 241
Biggest Domestic 34th Weekend 5 $1,283,473 Jan 28, 1983 234
Biggest Domestic 33rd Weekend 5 $1,368,496 Jan 21, 1983 227
Biggest Domestic 32nd Weekend 3 $1,720,714 Jan 14, 1983 220
Biggest Domestic 31st Weekend 2 $2,598,801 Jan 7, 1983 213
Biggest Domestic 30th Weekend 2 $4,020,717 Dec 31, 1982 206
Biggest Domestic 29th Weekend 7 $2,814,148 Dec 24, 1982 199
Biggest Domestic 28th Weekend 4 $2,285,573 Dec 17, 1982 192
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 5 $1,846,594 Dec 10, 1982 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 4 $2,390,936 Dec 3, 1982 178
Fastest to $300m 62 $300,433,037 Nov 26, 1982 175
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 3 $4,083,604 Nov 26, 1982 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 6 $2,895,074 Nov 19, 1982 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 8 $2,988,423 Nov 12, 1982 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 5 $3,045,362 Nov 5, 1982 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 4 $2,793,369 Oct 29, 1982 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 5 $3,249,536 Oct 22, 1982 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 5 $3,316,525 Oct 15, 1982 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 5 $4,297,749 Oct 8, 1982 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 10 $4,024,048 Oct 1, 1982 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 14 $4,081,665 Sep 24, 1982 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 17 $4,199,333 Sep 17, 1982 101
Fastest to $250m 95 $253,549,427 Sep 17, 1982 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 13 $4,587,879 Sep 10, 1982 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 2 $7,696,572 Sep 3, 1982 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 12 $6,585,487 Aug 27, 1982 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 11 $7,620,888 Aug 20, 1982 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 10 $8,366,895 Aug 13, 1982 66
Fastest to $200m 153 $202,987,662 Aug 13, 1982 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 8 $9,438,813 Aug 6, 1982 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 11 $10,359,961 Jul 30, 1982 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 18 $11,089,490 Jul 23, 1982 45
Fastest to $150m 252 $151,022,925 Jul 23, 1982 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 22 $12,826,160 Jul 16, 1982 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 47 $12,415,037 Jul 9, 1982 31
Fastest to $100m 430 $106,680,622 Jul 9, 1982 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 60 $17,254,946 Jul 2, 1982 24
Biggest Domestic July Weekend 248 $17,254,946 Jul 2, 1982 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 328 $13,383,704 Jun 25, 1982 17
Biggest Domestic June Weekend 333 $13,383,704 Jun 25, 1982 17
Fastest to $50m 829 $58,193,362 Jun 25, 1982 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 763 $12,626,905 Jun 18, 1982 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,567 $11,911,430 Jun 11, 1982 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,632 1,101 Jun 11, 1982 3

Cast

Dee Wallace-Stone    Mary
Peter Coyote    Keys
   Elliot
Robert MacNaughton    Michael
Drew Barrymore    Gertie
K.C. Martel    Greg
Sean Frye    Steve
C. Thomas Howell    Tyler
Erika Eleniak    Pretty Girl
David M. O'Dell    Schoolboy
Richard Swingler    Science Teacher
Frank Toth    Policeman
Robert Barton    Ultra Sound Man
Michael Durrell    Van Man

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Steven Spielberg
Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Screenwriter    Melissa Mathison
Composer    John Williams
Associate Producer    Melissa Mathison
Assistant Director    Katy Emde
Second Unit Director    Glenn Randall
Production Manager    Wallace Worsley
Production Supervisor    Frank Marshall
Production Designer    James D. Bissell
Set Decorator    Jackie Carr
Cinematographer    Allen Daviau
E.T. Creator    Carlo Rambaldi
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dennis Muren
Optical Photography Supervisor    Kenneth T. Smith
Costume Designer    Deborah Scott
Editor    Carol Littleton
Sound Mixer    Gene S. Cantamessa
Re-recording Mixer    Robert Knudson
Re-recording Mixer    Robert J. Glass
Re-recording Mixer    Don Digirolamo
Supervising Sound Editor    Charles L. Campbell
Sound Effects Editor    David Pettijohn
Sound Effects Editor    Louis L. Edemann
Sound Effects Editor    Richard C. Franklin, Jr.
Sound Effects Editor    Samuel C. Crutcher
Sound Designer    Ben Burtt
Music Editor    Kenneth Hall
Casting Director    Mike Fenton
Casting Director    Jane Feinberg
Casting Director    Marci Liroff

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1982/06/11 1 $11,911,430   1,101 $10,819   $11,911,430 3
1982/06/18 1 $12,626,905 +6% 1,116 $11,314   $34,810,211 10
1982/06/25 1 $13,383,704 +6% 1,215 $11,015   $58,193,362 17
1982/07/02 1 $17,254,946 +29% 1,323 $13,042   $86,920,785 24
1982/07/09 1 $12,415,037 -28% 1,374 $9,036   $106,680,622 31
1982/07/16 1 $12,826,160 +3% 1,487 $8,626   $129,673,820 38
1982/07/23 2 $11,089,490 -14% 1,493 $7,428   $151,022,925 45
1982/07/30 1 $10,359,961 -7% 1,521 $6,811   $169,825,554 52
1982/08/06 1 $9,438,813 -9% 1,514 $6,234   $187,658,087 59
1982/08/13 2 $8,366,895 -11% 1,709 $4,896   $202,987,662 66
1982/08/20 1 $7,620,888 -9% 1,693 $4,501   $216,863,742 73
1982/08/27 1 $6,585,487 -14% 1,620 $4,065   $229,125,272 80
1982/09/03 2 $7,696,572 +17% 1,495 $5,148   $240,160,446 87
1982/09/10 1 $4,587,879 -40% 1,369 $3,351   $246,593,909 94
1982/09/17 1 $4,199,333 -8% 1,253 $3,351   $253,549,427 101
1982/09/24 2 $4,081,665 -3% 1,280 $3,189   $259,070,401 108
1982/10/01 1 $4,024,048 -1% 1,239 $3,248   $264,155,225 115
1982/10/08 2 $4,297,749 +7% 1,237 $3,474   $269,686,256 122
1982/10/15 1 $3,316,525 -23% 1,217 $2,725   $273,662,615 129
1982/10/22 5 $3,249,536 -2% 1,098 $2,960   $277,883,661 136
1982/10/29 4 $2,793,369 -14% 992 $2,816   $282,217,010 143
1982/11/05 2 $3,045,362 +9% 985 $3,092   $286,357,182 150
1982/11/12 3 $2,988,423 -2% 968 $3,087   $289,954,711 157
1982/11/19 4 $2,895,074 -3% 1,027 $2,819   $293,613,626 164
1982/11/26 1 $4,083,604 +41% 1,180 $3,461   $299,325,626 171
1982/12/03 1 $2,390,936 -41% 999 $2,393   $302,823,973 178
1982/12/10 4 $1,846,594 -23% 862 $2,142   $305,226,594 185
1982/12/17 8 $2,285,573 +24% 839 $2,724   $308,494,573 192
1982/12/24 7 $2,814,148 +23% 911 $3,089   $313,258,148 199
1982/12/31 7 $4,020,717 +43% 937 $4,291   $321,838,717 206
1983/01/07 7 $2,598,801 -35% 842 $3,086   $326,044,801 213
1983/01/14 7 $1,720,714 -34% 637 $2,701   $328,693,714 220
1983/01/21 9 $1,368,496 -20% 520 $2,632   $330,688,496 227
1983/01/28 10 $1,283,473 -6% 475 $2,702   $332,489,473 234
1983/02/04 12 $1,028,670 -20% 435 $2,365   $333,921,670 241
1983/02/11 9 $856,049 -17% 476 $1,798   $335,084,049 248
1983/02/18 8 $2,106,254 +146% 725 $2,905   $337,456,254 255
1983/02/25 8 $1,385,060 -34% 700 $1,979   $339,053,060 262
1983/03/04 8 $1,003,629 -28% 605 $1,659   $340,545,629 269
1983/03/11 13 $749,684 -25% 441 $1,700   $341,705,684 276
1983/03/18 8 $771,955 +3% 380 $2,031   $342,792,955 283
1983/03/25 14 $563,104 -27% 315 $1,788   $343,658,104 290
1983/04/01 11 $1,139,399 +102% 705 $1,616   $345,091,399 297
1983/04/08 8 $1,606,956 +41% 830 $1,936   $347,339,956 304
1983/04/15 9 $1,668,479 +4% 729 $2,289   $349,628,255 311
1983/04/22 10 $1,215,874 -27% 657 $1,851   $351,352,874 318
1983/04/29 12 $924,484 -24% 529 $1,748   $352,756,484 325
1983/05/06 12 $574,740 -38% 407 $1,412   $353,568,740 332
1983/05/13 10 $616,452 +7% 410 $1,504   $354,394,452 339
1983/05/20 10 $966,148 +57% 476 $2,030   $355,566,148 346
1983/05/27 9 $2,061,108 +113% 786 $2,622   $357,821,108 353
1983/06/03 11 $1,241,037 -40% 669 $1,855   $359,197,037 360
2002/03/22 3 $14,223,110   3,007 $4,730   $414,027,649 7,227
2002/03/29 6 $6,163,305 -57% 3,007 $2,050   $424,098,904 7,234
2002/04/05 8 $3,568,325 -42% 2,478 $1,440   $430,539,459 7,241
2002/04/12 12 $1,538,825 -57% 1,603 $960   $432,736,054 7,248
2002/04/19 18 $738,720 -52% 864 $855   $433,852,304 7,255
2002/04/26 23 $526,735 -29% 671 $785   $434,538,449 7,262
2002/05/03 30 $170,625 -68% 375 $455   $434,806,054 7,269
2002/05/10 36 $107,940 -37% 257 $420   $434,949,459 7,276

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/03/22 3 $4,704,000   3,010 $1,563   $404,509,000 7,225
2002/03/23 3 $5,536,000 +18% 3,010 $1,839   $410,045,000 7,226
2002/03/24 3 $3,670,000 -34% 3,010 $1,219   $414,027,649 7,227
2002/03/25 3 $917,000 -75% 3,007 $305   $414,945,000 7,228
2002/03/26 3 $992,000 +8% 3,007 $330   $415,937,000 7,229
2002/03/27 3 $932,000 -6% 3,007 $310   $416,869,000 7,230
2002/03/28 3 $1,176,000 +26% 3,007 $391   $418,045,000 7,231
2002/03/29 6 $2,315,000 +97% 3,007 $770   $420,360,000 7,232
2002/03/30 6 $2,330,000 +1% 3,007 $775   $422,690,000 7,233
2002/03/31 6 $1,519,000 -35% 3,007 $505   $424,098,904 7,234
2002/04/01 6 $917,000 -40% 3,007 $305   $425,016,000 7,235
2002/04/02 6 $661,000 -28% 3,007 $220   $425,677,000 7,236
2002/04/03 6 $677,000 +2% 3,007 $225   $426,354,000 7,237
2002/04/04 6 $617,000 -9% 3,007 $205   $426,971,000 7,238
2002/04/05 9 $942,000 +53% 2,475 $381   $427,913,000 7,239
2002/04/06 9 $1,527,000 +62% 2,475 $617   $429,440,000 7,240
2002/04/07 8 $1,080,000 -29% 2,478 $436   $430,539,459 7,241
2002/04/08 10 $162,000 -85% 2,478 $65   $430,701,000 7,242
2002/04/09 11 $185,000 +14% 2,478 $75   $430,886,000 7,243
2002/04/10 11 $162,000 -12% 2,478 $65   $431,048,000 7,244
2002/04/11 11 $149,000 -8% 2,478 $60   $431,197,000 7,245

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1982/06/11 1 $22,183,306   1,101 $20,148   $22,183,306 7
1982/06/18 1 $22,626,352 +2% 1,116 $20,275   $44,809,658 14
1982/06/25 1 $24,856,181 +10% 1,215 $20,458   $69,665,839 21
1982/07/02 1 $24,599,746 -1% 1,323 $18,594   $94,265,585 28
1982/07/09 1 $22,582,075 -8% 1,374 $16,435   $116,847,660 35
1982/07/16 1 $23,085,775 +2% 1,487 $15,525   $139,933,435 42
1982/07/23 1 $19,532,158 -15% 1,493 $13,082   $159,465,593 49
1982/07/30 1 $18,753,681 -4% 1,521 $12,330   $178,219,274 56
1982/08/06 1 $16,401,493 -13% 1,514 $10,833   $194,620,767 63
1982/08/13 1 $14,622,087 -11% 1,709 $8,556   $209,242,854 70
1982/08/20 1 $13,296,931 -9% 1,693 $7,854   $222,539,785 77
1982/08/27 1 $9,924,089 -25% 1,620 $6,126   $232,463,874 84
1982/09/03 1 $9,542,156 -4% 1,495 $6,383   $242,006,030 91
1982/09/10 1 $7,344,064 -23% 1,369 $5,365   $249,350,094 98
1982/09/17 1 $5,638,642 -23% 1,253 $4,500   $254,988,736 105
1982/09/24 1 $5,142,441 -9% 1,280 $4,018   $260,131,177 112
1982/10/01 1 $5,257,330 +2% 1,278 $4,114   $265,388,507 119
1982/10/08 2 $4,957,583 -6% 1,237 $4,008   $270,346,090 126
1982/10/15 3 $4,288,035 -14% 1,217 $3,523   $274,634,125 133
1982/10/22 3 $4,789,516 +12% 1,098 $4,362   $279,423,641 140
1982/10/29 4 $3,888,179 -19% 992 $3,920   $283,311,820 147
1982/11/05 3 $3,654,468 -6% 985 $3,710   $286,966,288 154
1982/11/12 3 $3,752,264 +3% 968 $3,876   $290,718,552 161
1982/11/19 4 $4,523,470 +21% 1,027 $4,405   $295,242,022 168
1982/11/26 2 $5,191,015 +15% 1,180 $4,399   $300,433,037 175
1982/12/03 1 $2,946,963 -43% 999 $2,950   $303,380,000 182
1982/12/10 4 $2,829,000 -4% 862 $3,282   $306,209,000 189
1982/12/17 7 $4,235,000 +50% 839 $5,048   $310,444,000 196
1982/12/24 6 $7,374,000 +74% 911 $8,094   $317,818,000 203
1982/12/31 7 $5,628,000 -24% 937 $6,006   $323,446,000 210
1983/01/07 7 $3,527,000 -37% 842 $4,189   $326,973,000 217
1983/01/14 8 $2,347,000 -33% 637 $3,684   $329,320,000 224
1983/01/21 9 $1,886,000 -20% 520 $3,627   $331,206,000 231
1983/01/28 9 $1,687,000 -11% 475 $3,552   $332,893,000 238
1983/02/04 11 $1,335,000 -21% 435 $3,069   $334,228,000 245
1983/02/11 9 $1,122,000 -16% 476 $2,357   $335,350,000 252
1983/02/18 8 $2,318,000 +107% 725 $3,197   $337,668,000 259
1983/02/25 7 $1,874,000 -19% 700 $2,677   $339,542,000 266
1983/03/04 8 $1,414,000 -25% 605 $2,337   $340,956,000 273
1983/03/11 12 $1,065,000 -25% 441 $2,415   $342,021,000 280
1983/03/18 8 $1,074,000 +1% 380 $2,826   $343,095,000 287
1983/03/25 12 $857,000 -20% 315 $2,721   $343,952,000 294
1983/04/01 11 $1,781,000 +108% 705 $2,526   $345,733,000 301
1983/04/08 8 $2,226,776 +25% 830 $2,683   $347,959,776 308
1983/04/15 9 $2,177,224 -2% 729 $2,987   $350,137,000 315
1983/04/22 9 $1,695,000 -22% 657 $2,580   $351,832,000 322
1983/04/29 12 $1,162,000 -31% 529 $2,197   $352,994,000 329
1983/05/06 11 $784,000 -33% 407 $1,926   $353,778,000 336
1983/05/13 10 $822,000 +5% 410 $2,005   $354,600,000 343
1983/05/20 10 $1,160,000 +41% 476 $2,437   $355,760,000 350
1983/05/27 10 $2,196,000 +89% 786 $2,794   $357,956,000 357
2002/03/22 3 $18,131,060   3,007 $6,030   $417,935,599 7,231
2002/03/29 6 $9,035,535 -50% 3,007 $3,005   $426,971,134 7,238
2002/04/05 9 $4,226,095 -53% 2,478 $1,705   $431,197,229 7,245
2002/04/12 13 $1,916,355 -55% 1,603 $1,195   $433,113,584 7,252
2002/04/19 19 $898,130 -53% 864 $1,040   $434,011,714 7,259
2002/04/26 24 $623,715 -31% 671 $930   $434,635,429 7,266
2002/05/03 35 $206,090 -67% 375 $550   $434,841,519 7,273

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/14/20121056,980 56,980$816,825$816,8251,251
10/21/20121932,273 89,253$495,119$1,311,9451,252
10/28/20123016,786 106,039$268,680$1,580,6251,253
7/20/20143012,684 531,455$113,656$6,802,3881,343
7/27/20143011,094 542,549$99,845$6,902,2331,344
3/8/20152715,304 830,892$125,376$9,484,0151,376
8/9/20153011,437 1,046,752$99,680$11,337,8811,398
3/27/20162913,262 1,409,181$116,670$14,389,3031,431
5/15/2016237,715 1,458,205$65,847$14,853,5611,438
5/22/2016229,468 1,467,673$73,712$14,927,2741,439

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/14/20124161,770 161,770$3,078,490$3,078,4901,251
10/21/2012730,261 192,031$592,808$3,671,2981,252
10/28/20121314,808 206,839$290,975$3,962,2731,253
11/4/20121411,395 218,234$200,557$4,162,8301,254