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Mars Attacks! (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,771,017Details
International Box Office $63,600,000
Worldwide Box Office $101,371,017
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
52% - Rotten
Audience
53% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$80,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 13th, 1996 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: June 17th, 1997 by Warner Home Video, released as Mars Attacks
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi fantasy violence and brief sexuality
Running Time: 103 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Galaxy Quest
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Keywords: Alien Invasion, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, White House Under Attack, Mars
Source:Based on Toy
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Tim Burton
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,290 $72,193 Mar 14, 1997 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,140 $121,212 Mar 7, 1997 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,006 $193,226 Feb 28, 1997 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,008 $239,656 Feb 21, 1997 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 907 $364,572 Feb 14, 1997 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,191 $37,967 Feb 7, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,078 $68,891 Jan 31, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,192 $100,366 Jan 24, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,504 $359,261 Jan 17, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,208 $1,005,268 Jan 10, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,372 $3,433,575 Jan 3, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,399 $5,075,963 Dec 27, 1996 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,253 $4,674,116 Dec 20, 1996 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,911 $9,384,272 Dec 13, 1996 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,277 1,955 Dec 13, 1996 3

Cast

   President Dale/Art Land
   Marsha Dale
   Barbara Land
   Donald Kessler
   Rude Gambler
Martin Short    Jerry Ross
Sarah Jessica Parker    Nathalie Lake
Michael J. Fox    Jason Stone
Rod Steiger    General Decker
Tom Jones    Himself
Lukas Haas    Richie Norris
Natalie Portman    Taffy Dale
Jim Brown    Byron Williams
Lisa Marie    Martian Girl
Sylvia Sidney    Grandma Norris
Pam Grier    Louise Williams
Jack Black    Billy Glenn Norris
Christina Applegate    Sharona
Barbet Schroeder    French President
Joe Don Baker    Glenn Norris
Rance Howard    Texas Investor

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Tim Burton
Story Creator    Jonathan Gems
Based on the trading cards created by    Topps
Cinematographer    Peter Suschitzky
Editor    Chris Lebenzon
Composer    Danny Elfman
Production Designer    Wynn Thomas
Supervising Art Director    James Hegedus
Art Director    John Dexter
Set Designer    Richard Berger
Set Decorator    Nancy Haigh
Costume Designer    Colleen Atwood
Costume Designer    Dennis Maitland Sr
Sound Designer    Randy Thom
Visual Effects Supervisor    James Mitchell
Visual Effects Supervisor    Michael Fink
Visual Effects Supervisor    David Andrews
Special Effects Supervisor    Michael Lantieri
Stunt Coordinator    Joe Dunne
Associate Producer    Paul Deason
Associate Producer    Mark S. Miller
Assistant Director    Tom Mack
Casting Director    Victoria Thomas
Dialogue Editor    Ewa Sztompke
Computer Graphics Supervisor    Roger Guyett

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/12/13 2 $9,384,272   1,955 $4,800   $9,384,272 3
1996/12/20 7 $4,674,116 -50% 1,955 $2,391   $16,655,376 10
1996/12/27 8 $5,075,963 +9% 1,955 $2,596   $25,846,508 17
1997/01/03 9 $3,433,575 -32% 1,901 $1,806   $33,779,762 24
1997/01/10 18 $1,005,268 -71% 1,022 $984   $35,538,268 31
1997/01/17 29 $359,261 -64% 390 $921   $36,184,359 38
1997/01/24 39 $100,366 -72% 158 $635   $36,343,818 45
1997/01/31 45 $68,891 -31% 104 $662   $36,446,205 52
1997/02/07 58 $37,967 -45% 82 $463   $36,504,429 59
1997/02/14 29 $364,572 +860% 406 $898   $36,882,518 66
1997/02/21 30 $239,656 -34% 379 $632   $37,202,443 73
1997/02/28 29 $193,226 -19% 327 $591   $37,471,556 80
1997/03/07 34 $121,212 -37% 232 $522   $37,650,012 87
1997/03/14 42 $72,193 -40% 167 $432   $37,754,208 94

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/12/13 2 $11,981,260   1,955 $6,129   $11,981,260 7
1996/12/20 7 $8,789,285 -27% 1,955 $4,496   $20,770,545 14
1996/12/27 8 $9,575,642 +9% 1,955 $4,898   $30,346,187 21
1997/01/03 10 $4,186,813 -56% 1,901 $2,202   $34,533,000 28
1997/01/10 19 $1,292,098 -69% 1,022 $1,264   $35,825,098 35
1997/01/17 29 $418,354 -68% 390 $1,073   $36,243,452 42
1997/01/24 39 $133,862 -68% 158 $847   $36,377,314 49
1997/01/31 45 $89,148 -33% 104 $857   $36,466,462 56
1997/02/07 51 $51,484 -42% 82 $628   $36,517,946 63
1997/02/14 28 $444,841 +764% 406 $1,096   $36,962,787 70
1997/02/21 29 $315,543 -29% 379 $833   $37,278,330 77
1997/02/28 29 $250,470 -21% 327 $766   $37,528,800 84
1997/03/07 32 $153,215 -39% 232 $660   $37,682,015 91