Escape from New York

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,244,700Details
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The world is ravaged by crime and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the U.S. President crash-lands inside, only Plissken can bring him back.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
83% - Certified Fresh
77% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 10th, 1981 (Wide) by Avco Embassy
Video Release: June 6th, 2000 by MGM Video
Franchise: Escape from New York
Keywords: Hostage
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction


   Snake Plissken
Harry Dean Stanton    Brain/Harold Helman
Donald Pleasance    President of the United States
Lee Van Cleef    Bob Hauk
Ernest Borgnine    Chabbie
Isaac Hayes    The Duke of New York
John Diehl    Punk
Adrienne Barbeau    Maggie
John Carpenter    Secret Service #2/Helicopter Pilot/Violin Player
Jamie Lee Curtis    Narrator/Computer Voice

Production and Technical Credits


Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/07/10 5 $4,162,385   579 $7,189   $4,162,385 3
1981/07/17 8 $2,831,055 -32% 579 $4,890   $9,098,436 10
1981/07/24 9 $1,926,035 -32% 476 $4,046   $11,381,096 17

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