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Pet Sematary (1989)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,469,179Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
46% - Rotten
Audience
60% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$11,500,000
Domestic Releases: April 21st, 1989 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: September 19th, 2000 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R
Franchise: Pet Sematary
Comparisons: vs. A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child
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Keywords: Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, Voiceover/Narration, Scary Kids, Non-Chronological, Zombies, Curses, Dream Sequence, In-Laws / Future In-Laws, Hauntings, Terminal Illness, Dysfunctional Family, Doctors
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 461 $1,260,000 Jun 16, 1989 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 560 $1,546,552 Jun 9, 1989 52
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,308 $50,779,106 Jun 9, 1989 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 748 $1,710,585 Jun 2, 1989 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 784 $2,552,076 May 26, 1989 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,189 $2,601,910 May 19, 1989 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,191 $3,969,591 May 12, 1989 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,072 $6,338,594 May 5, 1989 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,284 $8,380,098 Apr 28, 1989 10
Biggest April Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 188 $12,046,179 Apr 21, 1989 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,512 $12,046,179 Apr 21, 1989 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,745 1,585 Apr 21, 1989 3

Cast

Fred Gwynne    Jud Crandall
Denise Crosby    Rachel Creed
Stephen King    Minister
Dale Midkiff    Louis Creed

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...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Pet Sematary

October 1st, 2012

I don't want to be buried in a Pet Sematary,
I don't want to live my life again.
That song has been stuck in my head all week. At least it is a good song. Pet Sematary is making its Blu-ray debut this week, hence the Ramones induced mind worm. When the film first came out, it only earned mixed reviews, but it earned nearly $60 million on a production budget that was just under $12 million. At the time, it was the biggest hit by Stephen King, in terms of raw dollars at the domestic box office. (One could argue Carrie and Stand By Me were more profitable based on percentages earned.) The film is now 20 years old. Does it live up to its box office numbers? Or is it one of Stephen King's lesser films in terms of quality? Is the Blu-ray worth picking up if you are a fan? More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/04/21 1 $12,046,179   1,585 $7,600   $12,046,179 3
1989/04/28 1 $8,380,098 -30% 1,585 $5,287   $24,424,407 10
1989/05/05 2 $6,338,594 -24% 1,585 $3,999   $33,235,322 17
1989/05/12 4 $3,969,591 -37% 1,585 $2,504   $38,873,385 24
1989/05/19 5 $2,601,910 -34% 1,585 $1,642   $42,684,762 31
1989/05/26 7 $2,552,076 -2% 1,439 $1,774   $46,089,818 38
1989/06/02 9 $1,710,585 -33% 1,248 $1,371   $48,403,050 45
1989/06/09 9 $1,546,552 -10% 1,097 $1,410   $50,779,106 52
1989/06/16 9 $1,260,000 -19% 923 $1,365   $52,795,778 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/04/21 1 $16,044,309   1,585 $10,123   $16,044,309 7
1989/04/28 1 $10,852,419 -32% 1,585 $6,847   $26,896,728 14
1989/05/05 2 $8,007,066 -26% 1,585 $5,052   $34,903,794 21
1989/05/12 4 $5,179,058 -35% 1,585 $3,268   $40,082,852 28
1989/05/19 5 $3,454,890 -33% 1,585 $2,180   $43,537,742 35
1989/05/26 7 $3,154,723 -9% 1,439 $2,192   $46,692,465 42
1989/06/02 8 $2,540,089 -19% 1,248 $2,035   $49,232,554 49
1989/06/09 8 $2,303,224 -9% 1,097 $2,100   $51,535,778 56