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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $88,036,683Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 10th, 1992 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: R for terror, violence, a scene of sexual molestation, and for language.
Running Time: 110 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Fatal Attraction
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Keywords: Sex Crimes, Suicide, Revenge, Learning Disabilities, False Identity, Troubled Pregnancy or Miscarriage, Intertitle, Widow/Widower, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Infertility, Falsely Accused
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 207 $1,456,259 Mar 20, 1992 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 204 $1,877,290 Mar 13, 1992 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 189 $2,609,995 Mar 6, 1992 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 190 $3,523,802 Feb 28, 1992 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 240 $4,076,328 Feb 21, 1992 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 139 $6,880,132 Feb 14, 1992 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 302 $6,469,602 Feb 7, 1992 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,153 $51,457,782 Feb 7, 1992 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 405 $8,120,455 Jan 31, 1992 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 793 $8,007,691 Jan 24, 1992 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 831 $11,839,246 Jan 17, 1992 10
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 228 $11,839,246 Jan 17, 1992 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,235 $7,675,016 Jan 10, 1992 3

Cast

   Claire Bartel
   Mrs. Mott / Peyton Flanders
   Michael Bartel
Julianne Moore    Marlene Craven
John de Lancie    Dr. Victor Mott
Kevin Skousen    Marty Craven
Madeline Zima    Emma Bartel
Ernie Hudson    Solomon

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Graeme Revell
Set Decorator    Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Stunts    Martin Klebba

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Featured Blu-ray Review: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

September 22nd, 2012

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1992/01/10 1 $7,675,016   766 $10,020   $7,675,016 3
1992/01/17 1 $11,839,246 +54% 1,667 $7,102   $21,862,861 10
1992/01/24 1 $8,007,691 -32% 1,722 $4,650   $32,082,708 17
1992/01/31 1 $8,120,455 +1% 1,759 $4,617   $42,852,585 24
1992/02/07 2 $6,469,602 -20% 1,759 $3,678   $51,457,782 31
1992/02/14 4 $6,880,132 +6% 1,750 $3,932   $59,814,471 38
1992/02/21 5 $4,076,328 -41% 1,721 $2,369   $65,131,758 45
1992/02/28 6 $3,523,802 -14% 1,679 $2,099   $69,703,645 52
1992/03/06 9 $2,609,995 -26% 1,590 $1,642   $73,301,447 59
1992/03/13 9 $1,877,290 -28% 1,429 $1,314   $75,956,696 66
1992/03/20 10 $1,456,259 -22% 1,292 $1,127   $78,092,474 73

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1992/01/10 1 $10,023,615   766 $13,086   $10,023,615 7
1992/01/17 1 $14,051,402 +40% 1,667 $8,429   $24,075,017 14
1992/01/24 1 $10,657,113 -24% 1,722 $6,189   $34,732,130 21
1992/01/31 1 $10,256,050 -4% 1,759 $5,831   $44,988,180 28
1992/02/07 4 $7,946,159 -23% 1,759 $4,517   $52,934,339 35
1992/02/14 4 $8,121,091 +2% 1,750 $4,641   $61,055,430 42
1992/02/21 5 $5,124,413 -37% 1,721 $2,978   $66,179,843 49
1992/02/28 6 $4,511,609 -12% 1,679 $2,687   $70,691,452 56
1992/03/06 8 $3,387,954 -25% 1,590 $2,131   $74,079,406 63
1992/03/13 8 $2,556,809 -25% 1,429 $1,789   $76,636,215 70