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The Golden Child (1986)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $79,817,937Details
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
26% - Rotten
Audience
47% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 12th, 1986 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 319 $477,032 Mar 13, 1987 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 286 $633,922 Mar 6, 1987 87
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 384 $1,566,672 Feb 6, 1987 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 368 $2,301,434 Jan 30, 1987 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 499 $2,549,400 Jan 23, 1987 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 439 $3,921,103 Jan 16, 1987 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 596 $4,526,427 Jan 9, 1987 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 589 $6,644,850 Jan 2, 1987 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,038 $52,242,612 Jan 2, 1987 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 555 $10,118,277 Dec 26, 1986 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,394 $7,887,899 Dec 19, 1986 10
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 280 $11,549,711 Dec 12, 1986 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,586 $11,549,711 Dec 12, 1986 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,664 1,667 Dec 12, 1986 3

Cast

   Chandler Jarrell
Randall 'Tex' Cobb    Til
Charles Dance    Sardo Numspa
James Hong    Doctor Hong
Frank Welker    The Thing
Victor Wong    The Old Man
Pons Maar    Fu

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Edward S. Feldman
Producer    Robert D. Wachs
Screenwriter    Dennis Feldman
Cinematographer    Donald E. Thorin
Editor    Richard A. Harris
Composer    Michael Colombier
Art Director    J. Michael Riva

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/12/12 1 $11,549,711   1,667 $6,928   $11,549,711 3
1986/12/19 1 $7,887,899 -32% 1,667 $4,732   $23,242,868 10
1986/12/26 1 $10,118,277 +28% 1,714 $5,903   $38,543,773 17
1987/01/02 1 $6,644,850 -34% 1,714 $3,877   $52,242,612 24
1987/01/09 1 $4,526,427 -32% 1,657 $2,732   $58,634,582 31
1987/01/16 3 $3,921,103 -13% 1,565 $2,505   $63,909,103 38
1987/01/23 5 $2,549,400 -35% 1,451 $1,757   $67,568,777 45
1987/01/30 5 $2,301,434 -10% 1,254 $1,835   $70,661,227 52
1987/02/06 9 $1,566,672 -32% 1,109 $1,413   $72,789,037 59
1987/03/06 14 $633,922   480 $1,321   $76,892,890 87
1987/03/13 17 $477,032 -25% 381 $1,252   $77,559,863 94

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/12/12 1 $15,354,969   1,667 $9,211   $15,354,969 7
1986/12/19 1 $13,070,527 -15% 1,667 $7,841   $28,425,496 14
1986/12/26 1 $17,172,266 +31% 1,714 $10,019   $45,597,762 21
1987/01/02 1 $8,510,393 -50% 1,714 $4,965   $54,108,155 28
1987/01/09 1 $5,879,845 -31% 1,657 $3,548   $59,988,000 35
1987/01/16 4 $5,031,377 -14% 1,565 $3,215   $65,019,377 42
1987/01/23 5 $3,340,416 -34% 1,451 $2,302   $68,359,793 49
1987/01/30 5 $2,862,572 -14% 1,254 $2,283   $71,222,365 56
1987/03/06 13 $823,863   480 $1,716   $77,082,831 91