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Fright Night (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,922,237Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 2nd, 1985 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Franchise: Fright Night
Comparisons: vs. The Lost Boys
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Keywords: Vampire
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,323 $453,647 Sep 20, 1985 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,392 $710,553 Sep 13, 1985 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,822 $779,933 Sep 6, 1985 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,149 $1,077,404 Aug 30, 1985 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,458 $1,561,092 Aug 23, 1985 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,602 $2,438,836 Aug 16, 1985 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,429 $4,256,991 Aug 9, 1985 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,584 $6,118,543 Aug 2, 1985 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,842 1,542 Aug 2, 1985 3

Cast

Art Evans    Detective Lennox
Amanda Bearse    Amy Peterson
Chris Sarandon    Jerry Dandrige
Roddy McDowall    Peter Vincent
William Ragsdale    Charley Brewster
Stephen Geoffreys    Edward "Evil Ed" Thompson
Jonathan Stark    Billy Cole
Dorthy Fielding    Judy Brewster

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Herb Jaffe
Screenwriter    Tom Holland

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/08/02 3 $6,118,543   1,542 $3,968   $6,118,543 3
1985/08/09 5 $4,256,991 -30% 1,545 $2,755   $13,283,714 10
1985/08/16 8 $2,438,836 -43% 1,110 $2,197   $17,752,566 17
1985/08/23 10 $1,561,092 -36% 828 $1,885   $20,634,823 24
1985/08/30 17 $1,077,404 -31% 536 $2,010   $22,182,808 31
1985/09/06 16 $779,933 -28% 608 $1,283   $23,175,339 38
1985/09/13 13 $710,553 -9% 684 $1,039   $24,210,988 45
1985/09/20 16 $453,647 -36% 487 $932   $24,922,237 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/08/02 3 $9,026,723   1,542 $5,854   $9,026,723 7
1985/08/09 5 $6,287,007 -30% 1,545 $4,069   $15,313,730 14
1985/08/16 8 $3,760,001 -40% 1,110 $3,387   $19,073,731 21
1985/08/23 10 $2,031,673 -46% 828 $2,454   $21,105,404 28
1985/08/30 17 $1,290,002 -37% 536 $2,407   $22,395,406 35
1985/09/06 14 $1,105,029 -14% 608 $1,817   $23,500,435 42
1985/09/13 12 $968,155 -12% 684 $1,415   $24,468,590 49