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Heavy Metal (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,571,091Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
57% - Rotten
Audience
67% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$9,300,000
Domestic Releases: August 7th, 1981 (Wide) by Columbia
March 8th, 1996 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: August 5th, 2008 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Keywords: Segments, Good vs. Evil, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Rotoscoping
Creative Type:Science Fiction

Cast

Eugene Levy    Sterne/Male Reporter/Edsel
Harold Ramis    Zeke
John Candy    Desk Sergeant
Joe Flaherty    Lawyer/General
Al Waxman    Rudnick

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 14th, 2011

June 13th, 2011

It's actually a rather busy week for DVD / Blu-ray releases, at least for the summertime, with four first run releases coming out. Granted, those four films averaged just 21% positive reviews, so it is certainly a matter of quantity over quality. Unfortunately, the quantity of first run releases appears to have scared away quality alternatives and there are not a lot of top notch releases. There are a few that are with picking up, some of which are for limited audiences, but as far as Pick of the Week contenders go, there are none. However, True Blood: Season Three arrived late, and I'm giving the Pick of the Week honor to the Blu-ray. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/08/07 4 $3,261,186   620 $5,260   $3,261,186 3
1981/08/14 6 $2,693,969 -17% 738 $3,650   $7,967,081 10
1981/08/21 6 $1,836,386 -32% 752 $2,442   $11,312,996 17
1981/08/28 7 $1,511,442 -18% 701 $2,156   $13,950,979 24
1981/09/04 7 $1,356,331 -10% 507 $2,675   $16,164,432 31
1981/09/18 8 $602,909   435 $1,386   $18,271,347 45
1981/10/02 12 $394,659   269 $1,467   $19,571,091 59
1996/03/08 32 $204,660   54 $3,790   $204,660 5,330
1996/03/15 42 $77,784 -62% 52 $1,496   $373,101 5,337
2000/08/11 113 $2,067   4 $517   $443,916 1,620

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/08/07 3 $5,273,112   620 $8,505   $5,273,112 7
1981/08/14 5 $4,203,498 -20% 738 $5,696   $9,476,610 14
1981/08/21 7 $2,962,927 -30% 752 $3,940   $12,439,537 21
1981/08/28 6 $2,368,564 -20% 701 $3,379   $14,808,101 28
1996/03/08 32 $295,317   54 $5,469   $295,317 5,334