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Masters of the Universe (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,336,370Details
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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 7th, 1987 (Wide) by Cannon
Video Release: October 23rd, 2001 by Warner Home Video
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Keywords: Toy Adaptations
Source:Based on TV
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,384 $894,407 Sep 4, 1987 31
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 3,099 $1,674,324 Aug 21, 1987 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 3,062 $2,961,304 Aug 14, 1987 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,989 $4,883,168 Aug 7, 1987 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,470 1,185 Aug 7, 1987 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 2,178 $17,336,370 Aug 7, 1987 0


Courteney Cox    Julie Winston
Frank Langella    Skeletor
Dolph Lundgren    He-Man
James Tolkan    Detective Lubic
Meg Foster    Evil-Lyn
Billy Barty    Gwildor
Chelsea Field    Teela
Pons Maar    Saurod

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 2nd, 2012

October 2nd, 2012

It's the first week of the month and there is a wide variety of releases worth checking out, but not exactly a strong selection of best sellers. The biggest first-run release is Dark Shadows and while I'm looking forward to possibly reviewing the Blu-ray Combo Pack, I don't think it will be a huge hit. New Girl: Season One and The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray look great, but I'm waiting for the screeners to make final decisions. I won't get a chance to review Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection, but it is a contender for Pick of the Week. The winner of that honor is Cinderella Blu-ray, which is a classic, even if it is a little old-fashioned. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/08/07 3 $4,883,168   1,185 $4,121   $4,883,168 3
1987/08/14 6 $2,961,304 -39% 1,185 $2,499   $10,202,260 10
1987/08/21 10 $1,674,324 -43% 1,115 $1,502   $13,220,262 17
1987/09/04 19 $894,407   792 $1,129   $16,316,460 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/08/07 3 $7,240,956   1,185 $6,111   $7,240,956 7
1987/08/14 7 $4,304,982 -41% 1,185 $3,633   $11,545,938 14