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Platoon (1986)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $137,963,328Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 19th, 1986 (Wide) by Orion Pictures
Video Release: December 10th, 1997 by Live / Artisan
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 119 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Green Berets
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Keywords: Vietnam War, War, War Crimes, Sex Crimes, Voiceover/Narration, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Hemdale
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 36 $540,865 Jun 12, 1987 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 30 $784,403 Jun 5, 1987 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 33 $850,043 May 29, 1987 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $1,310,511 May 22, 1987 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 31 $1,185,238 May 15, 1987 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 36 $1,289,247 May 8, 1987 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 33 $1,577,689 May 1, 1987 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 30 $1,977,665 Apr 24, 1987 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 20 $2,852,868 Apr 17, 1987 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 27 $2,937,411 Apr 10, 1987 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7 $4,737,808 Apr 3, 1987 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 19 $3,944,114 Mar 27, 1987 101
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 595 $102,889,459 Mar 27, 1987 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 28 $3,828,038 Mar 20, 1987 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 22 $4,664,176 Mar 13, 1987 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 16 $6,109,812 Mar 6, 1987 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 16 $7,153,244 Feb 27, 1987 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $8,216,207 Feb 20, 1987 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3 $12,875,690 Feb 13, 1987 59
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 184 $12,875,690 Feb 13, 1987 59
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,345 $54,774,372 Feb 13, 1987 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $8,179,149 Feb 6, 1987 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 38 $8,352,394 Jan 30, 1987 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 561 $3,290,933 Jan 23, 1987 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 810 $3,730,715 Jan 16, 1987 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,369 $1,668,713 Jan 9, 1987 24

Cast

   Sgt. Barnes
   Sgt. Elias
   Pvt. Chris Taylor
Forest Whitaker    Big Harold
Francesco Quinn    Rhah
John C. McGinley    Sergeant O'Neill
Richard Edson    Sal
Kevin Dillon    Bunny
Reggie Johnson    Junior
Keith David    King
Johnny Depp    Lerner
David Neidorf    Tex
Mark Moses    Lt. Wolfe
Chris Pedersen    Crawford
Tony Todd    Warren
Corkey Ford    Manny
Corey Glover    Francis
Ivan Kane    Tony
Paul Sanchez    Doc
J. Adam Glover    Sanderson
Bob Orwig    Gardner
Kevin Eshelman    Morehouse
James Terry McIlvain    Ace
Dale Dye    Capt. Harris
Peter Hicks    Parker
Basile Achara    Flash
Steve Barredo    Fu Sheng
Chris Castillejo    Rodriguez
Andrew B. Clark    Tubbs
Bernardo Manalili    Village Thief
Than Rogers    Village Chief's Wife
Li Thi Van    Village Chief's Daughter
Clarisa Ortacio    Old Woman
Romy Sevilla    One-legged Man
Mathew Westfall    Terrifield Soldier
Nick Nickelson    Mechanized Soldier
Warren McLean    Mechanized Soldier
Li Mai Tho    Rape Victim
Ron Barracks    Medic

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Oliver Stone
Producer    Arnold Kopelson
Executive Producer    John Daly
Executive Producer    Derek Gibson
Co-Producer    A. Kitman Ho
Composer    Georges Delerue
Assistant Director    H. Gordon Boos
Production Manager    John Constantino
Production Supervisor    Ooty Moorehead
Production Designer    Bruno Rubeo
Art Director    Rodel Cruz
Art Director    Doris Sherman Williams
Set Dresser    Roy Lachica
Director of Photography    Robert Richardson
Second Unit Camera    Tom Sigel
Costume Designer    Kathryn Morrrison
Costume Supervisor    Wynn Arenas
Editor    Claire Simpson
Associate Editor    Tom Finan
Sound Mixer    Simon Kaye
Re-recording Mixer    John Wilkinson
Re-recording Mixer    Richard Rogers
Re-recording Mixer    Charles W. Grenzbach
Supervising Sound Editor    Gordon Daniel
Sound Editor    David Campling
Sound Editor    Greg Dillon
Sound Editor    James J Klinger
Sound Editor    Tony Palk
Music Editor    Richard Stone
Special Make-up Effects    Gordon J. Smith
Music Supervisor    Budd Carr
Casting Director    Pat Golden
Casting Director    Bob Morones
Casting Director    Warren McLean
Stunt Coordinator    Gil Arceo

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 24th, 2011

May 24th, 2011

While we have two first run releases coming out this week, the number one seller according to Amazon.com is a specialty release, and the bulk of the interesting titles are Blu-ray catalog releases. Granted, one of the first run releases nearly hit $100 million at the box office, but this is still a really bad sign in terms of overall sales. As far as the best of the best, that's a race between The Kids in the Hall: Complete Series Megaset and Platoon on Blu-ray. I'm going with the former for Pick of the Week, but make sure to check the price, as buying Death Comes to Town and the old Megaset might be cheaper. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Platoon

May 23rd, 2011

There has been a flood of Blu-ray catalog titles reaching my desk in the past few weeks. Platoon is the latest to do so, although it won't be the last such film for the week. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, it is coming out on Blu-ray, but how well has it aged in these two and a half decades? And does the Blu-ray do the film justice? More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/01/09 11 $1,668,713   73 $22,859   $6,377,668 24
1987/01/16 4 $3,730,715 +124% 174 $21,441   $11,110,235 31
1987/01/23 2 $3,290,933 -12% 214 $15,378   $16,220,910 38
1987/01/30 1 $8,352,394 +154% 590 $14,157   $26,560,509 45
1987/02/06 1 $8,179,149 -2% 856 $9,555   $38,342,073 52
1987/02/13 1 $12,875,690 +57% 1,194 $10,784   $54,774,372 59
1987/02/20 1 $8,216,207 -36% 1,291 $6,364   $65,873,971 66
1987/02/27 2 $7,153,244 -13% 1,466 $4,879   $75,918,222 73
1987/03/06 3 $6,109,812 -15% 1,554 $3,932   $84,585,081 80
1987/03/13 3 $4,664,176 -24% 1,556 $2,998   $91,641,557 87
1987/03/20 3 $3,828,038 -18% 1,554 $2,463   $97,263,950 94
1987/03/27 3 $3,944,114 +3% 1,560 $2,528   $102,889,459 101
1987/04/03 3 $4,737,808 +20% 1,544 $3,069   $109,933,502 108
1987/04/10 6 $2,937,411 -38% 1,536 $1,912   $114,398,785 115
1987/04/17 6 $2,852,868 -3% 1,509 $1,891   $118,710,507 122
1987/04/24 7 $1,977,665 -31% 1,452 $1,362   $121,527,020 129
1987/05/01 7 $1,577,689 -20% 1,306 $1,208   $123,871,390 136
1987/05/08 8 $1,289,247 -18% 1,203 $1,072   $125,826,736 143
1987/05/15 7 $1,185,238 -8% 1,099 $1,078   $127,551,060 150
1987/05/22 7 $1,310,511 +11% 978 $1,340   $129,397,905 157
1987/05/29 8 $850,043 -35% 883 $963   $130,600,043 164
1987/06/05 9 $784,403 -8% 782 $1,003   $131,755,562 171
1987/06/12 9 $540,865 -31% 609 $888   $132,761,962 178

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/01/09 6 $2,670,565   73 $36,583   $7,379,520 28
1987/01/16 2 $5,550,457 +108% 174 $31,899   $12,929,977 35
1987/01/23 1 $5,278,138 -5% 214 $24,664   $18,208,115 42
1987/01/30 1 $11,954,809 +126% 590 $20,262   $30,162,924 49
1987/02/06 1 $11,735,758 -2% 856 $13,710   $41,898,682 56
1987/02/13 1 $15,759,082 +34% 1,194 $13,199   $57,657,764 63
1987/02/20 1 $11,107,214 -30% 1,291 $8,604   $68,764,978 70
1987/02/27 2 $9,710,291 -13% 1,466 $6,624   $78,475,269 77
1987/03/06 2 $8,502,112 -12% 1,554 $5,471   $86,977,381 84
1987/03/13 2 $6,458,531 -24% 1,556 $4,151   $93,435,912 91
1987/03/20 3 $5,509,433 -15% 1,554 $3,545   $98,945,345 98
1987/03/27 3 $6,250,349 +13% 1,560 $4,007   $105,195,694 105
1987/04/03 3 $6,265,680 n/c 1,544 $4,058   $111,461,374 112
1987/04/10 6 $4,396,265 -30% 1,536 $2,862   $115,857,639 119
1987/04/17 7 $3,691,716 -16% 1,509 $2,446   $119,549,355 126
1987/04/24 6 $2,744,346 -26% 1,452 $1,890   $122,293,701 133
1987/05/01 7 $2,243,788 -18% 1,306 $1,718   $124,537,489 140
1987/05/08 7 $1,828,333 -19% 1,203 $1,520   $126,365,822 147
1987/05/15 6 $1,721,572 -6% 1,099 $1,566   $128,087,394 154
1987/05/22 7 $1,662,606 -3% 978 $1,700   $129,750,000 161
1987/05/29 8 $1,221,159 -27% 883 $1,383   $130,971,159 168
1987/06/05 6 $1,249,938 +2% 782 $1,598   $132,221,097 175

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/29/20111510,845 10,845$162,564$162,564703