ET: The Extra-Terrestrial

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

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
98% - Certified Fresh
Audience
71% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,500,000
Theatrical Release: 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
Keywords: Friendly Alien on Earth
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures

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Cast

Dee Wallace-Stone    Mary
Peter Coyote    Keys
Henry Thomas    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    Steven Spielberg
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

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

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

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/14/20121056,980 56,980$767,504$767,5041,251
10/21/20122132,273 89,253$492,893$1,260,3961,252
10/28/20123016,786 106,039$263,654$1,524,0501,253
7/20/20143013,072 522,602$117,133$6,696,7141,343
7/27/20143011,434 534,036$102,905$6,799,6191,344

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/14/20124166,490 166,490$3,168,297$3,168,2971,251
10/21/2012729,449 195,939$576,908$3,745,2051,252
10/28/20121314,967 210,906$294,101$4,039,3061,253
11/4/20121413,700 224,606$243,859$4,283,1651,254

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