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Pet Sematary (1989)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,469,179Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,347 $57,469,179
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,217 $57,469,179
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 383 $57,469,179
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 601-700) 690 $57,469,179

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


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,353 $50,779,106 Jun 9, 1989 52

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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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