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Lethal Weapon (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $65,192,350Details
International Box Office $55,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $120,192,350
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 6th, 1987 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: R
Franchise: Lethal Weapon
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Keywords: Buddy Cop
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,364 $50,807,204 Apr 24, 1987 52
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 228 $6,096,845 Apr 17, 1987 45

Cast

   Detective Sergeant Martin Riggs
   Sergeant Roger Murtaugh
Gary Busey    Mr. Joshua
Sven-Ole Thorsen    Mercenary
Ed O'Ross    Mendez
Darlene Love    Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe    Rianne Murtaugh
Damon Hines    Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith    Carrie Murtaugh
Steve Kahan    Captain Ed Murphy
Jack Thibeau    Sergeant McCaskey
Mary Ellen Trainor    Dr. Stephanie Woods

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Michael Kamen

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/03/06 1 $6,829,949   1,256 $5,438   $6,829,949 3
1987/03/13 1 $7,104,415 +4% 1,256 $5,656   $16,929,490 10
1987/03/20 1 $6,289,750 -11% 1,420 $4,429   $26,035,796 17
1987/03/27 2 $5,048,404 -20% 1,420 $3,555   $33,594,790 24
1987/04/03 4 $4,074,088 -19% 1,408 $2,894   $39,287,935 31
1987/04/10 5 $3,001,709 -26% 1,356 $2,214   $43,554,814 38
1987/04/17 7 $2,755,915 -8% 1,336 $2,063   $47,714,486 45
1987/04/24 6 $2,063,385 -25% 1,268 $1,627   $50,807,204 52
1987/05/01 6 $1,665,998 -19% 1,132 $1,472   $53,201,782 59
1987/05/08 7 $1,374,328 -18% 1,064 $1,292   $55,172,363 66
1987/05/15 5 $1,373,387 n/c 1,017 $1,350   $57,115,467 73
1987/05/22 8 $1,235,272 -10% 872 $1,417   $58,846,399 80
1987/05/29 9 $830,816 -33% 859 $967   $59,932,279 87

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/03/06 1 $9,825,075   1,256 $7,823   $9,825,075 7
1987/03/13 1 $9,920,971 +1% 1,256 $7,899   $19,746,046 14
1987/03/20 1 $8,800,340 -11% 1,420 $6,197   $28,546,386 21
1987/03/27 2 $6,667,461 -24% 1,420 $4,695   $35,213,847 28
1987/04/03 4 $5,339,258 -20% 1,408 $3,792   $40,553,105 35
1987/04/10 5 $4,405,466 -17% 1,356 $3,249   $44,958,571 42
1987/04/17 6 $3,785,248 -14% 1,336 $2,833   $48,743,819 49
1987/04/24 5 $2,791,965 -26% 1,268 $2,202   $51,535,784 56
1987/05/01 6 $2,262,251 -19% 1,132 $1,998   $53,798,035 63
1987/05/08 5 $1,944,045 -14% 1,064 $1,827   $55,742,080 70
1987/05/15 5 $1,869,047 -4% 1,017 $1,838   $57,611,127 77
1987/05/22 8 $1,490,336 -20% 872 $1,709   $59,101,463 84