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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,504,513Details
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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 2,875 $25,504,513
All Time Worldwide Box Office 3,776 $25,504,513
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 891 $25,504,513
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 1,172 $25,504,513

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,800,000
Domestic Releases: November 9th, 1984 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: August 26th, 1997 by New Line Home Video, released as Nightmare on Elm Street, A
August 26th, 1997 by New Line Home Video, released as A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 91 minutes
Franchise: Nightmare on Elm Street
Comparisons: vs. Scream
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Keywords: Teenage Slasher
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Media Home Entertainment, Smart Egg Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,636 $337,360 Dec 14, 1984 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,926 $486,700 Dec 7, 1984 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,857 $1,130,330 Nov 30, 1984 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 3,277 $1,477,970 Nov 23, 1984 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 3,830 $1,634,000 Nov 16, 1984 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 4,497 $1,271,000 Nov 9, 1984 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,585 $25,504,513 Nov 9, 1984 0

Cast

John Saxon    Lt. Thompson
Ronee Blakley    Marge Thompson
   Nancy Thompson
Amanda Wyss    Tina Gray
Nick Corri    Rod Lane
Johnny Depp    Glen Lantz
   Fred Krueger
Charles Fleischer    Dr. King
Joseph Whipp    Sergeant Parker
Lin Shaye    Teacher
Joe Unger    Sergeant Garcia
Mimi Meyer-Craven    Nurse
Jack Shea    Minister
Edward Call    Mr. Lantz
Sandy Lipton    Mrs. Lantz
David Andrews    Foreman
Jeffrey Levine    Coroner
Donna Woodrum    Tina's Mom
Shashawnee Hall    Cop
Carol Pritikin    Cop
Brian Reise    Cop
Jason Adams    Surfer
Don Hannah    Surfer
Leslie Hoffman    Hallguard
Paul Grenier    Tina's Mom's Boyfriend

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Wes Craven
Producer    Robert Shaye
Co-Producer    Sara Risher
Executive Producer    Joseph Wolf
Executive Producer    Stanley Dudelson
Editor    Rick Shaine
Director of Photography    Jacques Haitkin
Music by    Charles Bernstein
Associate Producer    John Burrows
Assistant Director    Nick Batchelor
Second Unit Director    Sean Cunningham
Production Manager    John Burrows
Production Supervisor    Amy Rabins
Production Designer    Gregg Fonseca
Set Decorator    Anne Huntley
Second Unit Photography    Henning Schellerup
Costume Designer    Dana Lyman
Costume Supervisor    Lisa Jensen
Co-Editor    Patrick McMahon
Production Sound Mixer    James LaRue
Re-recording Mixer    Jack Cooley
Supervising Sound Editor    Jess Soraci
Sound Editor    Al Nahmias
Make up    Kathy Logan
Hairstylist    RaMona Fleetwood
Special Make-up Effects    David Miller
Words and Music by    Martin Kent
Words and Music by    Steve Karshner
Words and Music by    Michael Schurig
Casting    Annette Benson
Stunt Coordinator    Tony Cecere

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1984/11/09 10 $1,271,000   165 $7,703   $1,271,000 3
1984/11/16 6 $1,634,000 +29% 274 $5,964   $3,090,000 10
1984/11/23 10 $1,477,970 -10% 255 $5,796   $4,985,670 17
1984/11/30 7 $1,130,330 -24% 230 $4,914   $6,511,320 24
1984/12/07 12 $486,700 -57% 207 $2,351   $7,220,490 31
1984/12/14 14 $337,360 -31% 126 $2,677   $7,659,250 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1984/11/09 11 $1,456,000   165 $8,824   $1,456,000 7
1984/11/16 6 $2,051,700 +41% 274 $7,488   $3,507,700 14
1984/11/23 10 $1,873,290 -9% 255 $7,346   $5,380,990 21
1984/11/30 8 $1,352,800 -28% 230 $5,882   $6,733,790 28
1984/12/07 12 $588,100 -57% 207 $2,841   $7,321,890 35