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Lethal Weapon (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $65,192,350Details
International Box Office $55,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $120,192,350
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 226 $830,816 May 29, 1987 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 201 $1,235,272 May 22, 1987 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 219 $1,373,387 May 15, 1987 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 291 $1,374,328 May 8, 1987 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 356 $1,665,998 May 1, 1987 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 420 $2,063,385 Apr 24, 1987 52
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,304 $50,807,204 Apr 24, 1987 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 440 $2,755,915 Apr 17, 1987 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 637 $3,001,709 Apr 10, 1987 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 707 $4,074,088 Apr 3, 1987 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 873 $5,048,404 Mar 27, 1987 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,082 $6,289,750 Mar 20, 1987 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,559 $7,104,415 Mar 13, 1987 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,386 $6,829,949 Mar 6, 1987 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,259 1,256 Mar 6, 1987 3

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

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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