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Legend (1986)

Legend poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,502,112Details
International Box Office $8,004,125
Worldwide Box Office $23,506,237
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
48% - Rotten
73% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 18th, 1986 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: June 2nd, 1998 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 89 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Blade Runner
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Keywords: Sword & Sorcerer
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Legend Productions
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,995 $934,715 May 9, 1986 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,988 $1,764,900 May 2, 1986 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,241 $2,591,751 Apr 25, 1986 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,159 $4,261,154 Apr 18, 1986 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,426 1,187 Apr 18, 1986 3


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Cork Hubbert    Brown Tom
Peter O'Farrell    Pox
Kiran Shah    Blunder
Annabelle Lanyon    Oona
Robert Picardo    Meg Mucklebones
Tina Martin    Nell
Ian Longmuir    Demon Cook
Mike Crane    Demon Cook
Liz Gilbert    Dancing Black Dress
Eddie Powell    Mummified Guard

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    William Hjortsberg
Producer    Arnon Milchan
Production Designer    Assheton Gorton
Editor    Terry Rawlings
Editor    Pam Power
Composer    Christopher Franke
Director of Photography    Alex Thomson
Co-Producer    Tim Hampton
Associate Producer    Joseph P. Grace
Assistant Director    Garth Thomas
Assistant Director    Bill Westley
Production Supervisor    Hugh Harlow
Supervising Art Director    Norman Dorme
Supervising Art Director    Leslie Dilley
Set Decorator    Ann Mollo
Additional Photography    Max Mowdray
Additional Photography    Harry Oakes
Special Effects Supervisor    Nick Allder
Costume Designer    Charles Knode
Costume Supervisor    Betty Adamson
Supervising Film Editor    William Gordean
Sound Mixer    Roy Charman
Chief    Hugh Strain
Chief    Graham V. Hartstone
Dubbing Mixer    Clive Pendry
Dubbing Mixer    Nicolas Le Messurier
Dubbing Mixer    Michael A. Carter
Sound Editor    Jim Shields
Sound Editor    Peter Musgrave
Sound Effects Editor    Martin Crane
Supervising    Chris Greenham
Dialogue Editor    Anne Parsons
Music Editor    Alan Killick
Make up    Peter Robb-King
Hairstylist    Barbara Ritchie
Creator    Rob Bottin
Song Writer    Edgar Froese
Song Writer    Johannes Schmoelling
Song Writer    Jon Anderson
Los Angeles    Mike Fenton
Los Angeles    Jane Feinberg
Los Angeles    Marci Liroff
New York    Donna Isaacson
London    Noel Davis
London    Jeremy Zimmerman
Unicorn Master    Vic Armstrong

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/04/18 1 $4,261,154   1,187 $3,590   $4,261,154 3
1986/04/25 1 $2,591,751 -39% 1,179 $2,198   $8,249,015 10
1986/05/02 4 $1,764,900 -32% 1,160 $1,521   $10,857,565 17
1986/05/09 7 $934,715 -47% 865 $1,081   $12,297,710 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/04/18 1 $5,657,264   1,187 $4,766   $5,657,264 7
1986/04/25 1 $3,435,401 -39% 1,179 $2,914   $9,092,665 14
1986/05/02 3 $2,270,330 -34% 1,160 $1,957   $11,362,995 21

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/5/20111510,201 10,201$152,914$152,914679