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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,400,000Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
39% - Rotten
Audience
50% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 26th, 1985 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: July 28th, 1998 by Warner Home Video, released as National Lampoons European Vacation
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Franchise: National Lampoon's Vacation
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Keywords: Family Vacations, Road Trip
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 942 $511,067 Sep 20, 1985 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,078 $648,166 Sep 13, 1985 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,189 $947,345 Sep 6, 1985 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,115 $1,778,527 Aug 30, 1985 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,619 $1,737,909 Aug 23, 1985 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,681 $2,731,969 Aug 16, 1985 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,693 $4,308,386 Aug 9, 1985 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,495 $7,365,477 Aug 2, 1985 10
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 382 $12,329,627 Jul 26, 1985 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,477 $12,329,627 Jul 26, 1985 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,836 1,546 Jul 26, 1985 3

Cast

Robbie Coltrane    Man in the Bathroom
   Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Jr.
Beverly D'Angelo    Ellen Griswold
Eric Idle    Bike Rider
Dana Hill    Audrey Griswold
Jason Lively    Russell 'Rusty' Griswold
John Astin    Kent Winkdale
Mel Smith    Hotel Manager

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/07/26 1 $12,329,627   1,546 $7,975   $12,329,627 3
1985/08/02 2 $7,365,477 -40% 1,546 $4,764   $27,368,115 10
1985/08/09 4 $4,308,386 -42% 1,547 $2,785   $35,719,129 17
1985/08/16 7 $2,731,969 -37% 1,350 $2,024   $40,721,691 24
1985/08/23 8 $1,737,909 -36% 1,082 $1,606   $43,911,105 31
1985/08/30 11 $1,778,527 +2% 994 $1,789   $46,485,198 38
1985/09/06 13 $947,345 -47% 855 $1,108   $47,727,631 45
1985/09/13 14 $648,166 -32% 747 $868   $48,645,843 52
1985/09/20 15 $511,067 -21% 599 $853   $49,364,621 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/07/26 1 $20,002,638   1,546 $12,938   $20,002,638 7
1985/08/02 2 $11,408,105 -43% 1,546 $7,379   $31,410,743 14
1985/08/09 4 $6,578,979 -42% 1,547 $4,253   $37,989,722 21
1985/08/16 7 $4,183,474 -36% 1,350 $3,099   $42,173,196 28
1985/08/23 9 $2,533,475 -39% 1,082 $2,341   $44,706,671 35
1985/08/30 12 $2,073,615 -18% 994 $2,086   $46,780,286 42
1985/09/06 12 $1,217,391 -41% 855 $1,424   $47,997,677 49
1985/09/13 14 $855,877 -30% 747 $1,146   $48,853,554 56