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National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $61,400,000Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 29th, 1983 (Wide) by Warner Bros., released as National Lampoon's Vacation
Video Release: April 6th, 1999 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 98 minutes
Franchise: National Lampoon's Vacation
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Keywords: Family Vacations, Road Trip, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author
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 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 374 $482,989 Oct 21, 1983 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 340 $636,081 Oct 14, 1983 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 309 $970,890 Oct 7, 1983 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 375 $1,080,602 Sep 30, 1983 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 393 $1,502,252 Sep 23, 1983 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 484 $1,800,559 Sep 16, 1983 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 572 $2,271,155 Sep 9, 1983 45
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,271 $50,149,885 Sep 2, 1983 42
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 425 $4,008,514 Sep 2, 1983 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 898 $3,410,591 Aug 26, 1983 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,182 $4,028,780 Aug 19, 1983 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,130 $6,161,649 Aug 12, 1983 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,553 $7,191,832 Aug 5, 1983 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,091 $8,333,358 Jul 29, 1983 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,455 1,175 Jul 29, 1983 3

Cast

Randy Quaid    Cousin Eddie
   Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Jr.
Eugene Levy    Car Salesman
Anthony Michael Hall    Russell Griswold
Beverly D'Angelo    Ellen Griswold
Harold Ramis    Cop at Wally World
John Candy    Guard at Walleyworld
Brian Doyle-Murray    Kamp Komfort Clerk
Frank McRae    Grover
Jane Krakowski    Cousin Vicki
Imogene Coca    Aunt Edna
James Keach    Motorcycle Cop
John Diehl    Assistant Mechanic

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/07/29 1 $8,333,358   1,175 $7,092   $8,333,358 3
1983/08/05 1 $7,191,832 -14% 1,230 $5,847   $20,721,199 10
1983/08/12 1 $6,161,649 -14% 1,253 $4,918   $31,072,408 17
1983/08/19 4 $4,028,780 -35% 1,252 $3,218   $38,365,442 24
1983/08/26 5 $3,410,591 -15% 1,246 $2,737   $43,924,299 31
1983/09/02 4 $4,008,514 +18% 1,248 $3,212   $49,398,171 38
1983/09/09 4 $2,271,155 -43% 1,193 $1,904   $52,421,040 45
1983/09/16 4 $1,800,559 -21% 1,124 $1,602   $54,940,238 52
1983/09/23 3 $1,502,252 -17% 1,104 $1,361   $56,991,352 59
1983/09/30 9 $1,080,602 -28% 935 $1,156   $58,526,630 66
1983/10/07 9 $970,890 -10% 867 $1,120   $59,840,990 73
1983/10/14 9 $636,081 -34% 704 $904   $60,684,903 80
1983/10/21 13 $482,989 -24% 576 $839   $61,399,552 87

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/07/29 1 $13,529,367   1,175 $11,514   $13,529,367 7
1983/08/05 1 $11,381,392 -16% 1,230 $9,253   $24,910,759 14
1983/08/12 1 $9,425,903 -17% 1,253 $7,523   $34,336,662 21
1983/08/19 4 $6,177,046 -34% 1,252 $4,934   $40,513,708 28
1983/08/26 4 $4,875,949 -21% 1,246 $3,913   $45,389,657 35
1983/09/02 4 $4,760,228 -2% 1,248 $3,814   $50,149,885 42
1983/09/09 4 $2,989,794 -37% 1,193 $2,506   $53,139,679 49
1983/09/16 4 $2,349,421 -21% 1,124 $2,090   $55,489,100 56
1983/09/23 3 $1,956,928 -17% 1,104 $1,773   $57,446,028 63
1983/09/30 8 $1,424,072 -27% 935 $1,523   $58,870,100 70
1983/10/07 8 $1,178,722 -17% 867 $1,360   $60,048,822 77
1983/10/14 8 $867,741 -26% 704 $1,233   $60,916,563 84