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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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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 1,148 $65,192,350
All Time International Box Office 1,337 $55,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 1,187 $120,192,350
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 315 $65,192,350
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 361 $55,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 311 $120,192,350
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 181 $65,192,350
All Time International Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 188 $55,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 179 $120,192,350

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 231 $830,816 May 29, 1987 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 207 $1,235,272 May 22, 1987 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 223 $1,373,387 May 15, 1987 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 296 $1,374,328 May 8, 1987 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 363 $1,665,998 May 1, 1987 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 428 $2,063,385 Apr 24, 1987 52
Fastest to $50m 1,339 $50,807,204 Apr 24, 1987 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 448 $2,755,915 Apr 17, 1987 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 649 $3,001,709 Apr 10, 1987 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 726 $4,074,088 Apr 3, 1987 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 900 $5,048,404 Mar 27, 1987 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,114 $6,289,750 Mar 20, 1987 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,596 $7,104,415 Mar 13, 1987 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,441 $6,829,949 Mar 6, 1987 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,335 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

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