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Poltergeist (1982)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $74,706,019Details
International Box Office $47,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $121,706,019
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 996 $74,706,019
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,580 $47,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,209 $121,706,019

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,700,000
Domestic Releases: June 4th, 1982 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: April 8th, 1997 by Turner Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 114 minutes
Franchise: Poltergeist
Comparisons: vs. The Exorcist
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Keywords: Hauntings
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 73 $143,331 Dec 3, 1982 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 61 $290,945 Nov 26, 1982 178
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 80 $385,617 Nov 5, 1982 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 40 $1,003,019 Oct 29, 1982 150
Fastest to $50m 1,364 $51,285,055 Jul 23, 1982 52
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 172 $12,527,033 Jul 2, 1982 31

Cast

JoBeth Williams    Diane Freeling
Craig T. Nelson    Steve Freeling
Beatrice Straight    Dr. Lesh
Dominique Dunne    Dana Freeling
Oliver Robins    Robbie Freeling
   Carol Anne Freeling
Michael McManus    Ben Tuthill
Virginia Kiser    Mrs. Tuthill
Martin Casella    Marty
Richard Lawson    Ryan
Zelda Rubinstein    Tangina
James Karen    Mr. Teague
Lou Perry    Pugsley
Clair Leucart    Bulldozer Driver
Dirk Blocker    Jeff Shaw
Allan Graf    Neighbor
Joseph R. Walsh    Neighbor
Helen Baron    Woman Buyer
Noel Conlon    Husband
Robert Broyles    Pool Worker
Sonny Landham    Pool Worker
Jeff Bannister    Implosion Man
Phil Stone    Football Announcer
Dana Gendian    Special Child
Jaimi Gendian    Special Child

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Steven Spielberg
Producer    Frank Marshall
Screenwriter    Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter    Michael Grais
Screenwriter    Mark Victor
Story Creator    Steven Spielberg
Composer    Jerry Goldsmith
Associate Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Assistant Director    Pat Kehoe
Production Manager    Dennis E. Jones
Production Supervisor    Thomas G. Smith
Production Designer    James H. Spencer
Set Decorator    Cheryal Kearney
Director of Photography    Matthew F. Leonetti
Visual Effects Supervisor    Richard Edlund
Optical Photography Supervisor    Bruce Nicholson
Mechanical Effects Supervisor    Michael Wood
Costume Supervisor    Ann Lambert
Editor    Michael Kahn
Associate Editor    R. Fields
Sound Mixer    Arthur Rochester
Re-recording Mixer    Bill Varney
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Maslow
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin O'Connell
Supervising Sound Editor    Stephen Hunter Flick
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard L. Anderson
Sound Effects Editor    Mark Mangini
Sound Effects Editor    John Chih Chao Dunn
Dialogue Editor    Bonnie Koehler
Dialogue Editor    Warren Hamilton, Jr.
Music Editor    Kenneth Hall
Special Make-up Effects    Craig Reardon
Music Supervisor    Harry V. Lojewski
Casting Director    Mike Fenton
Casting Director    Jane Feinberg
Casting Director    Marci Liroff
Stunt Coordinator    Glenn H. Randall Jr.

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1982/06/04 3 $6,896,612   890 $7,749   $6,896,612 1
1982/06/11 4 $5,379,673 -22% 890 $6,045   $15,840,440 2
1982/06/18 6 $4,709,044 -12% 911 $5,169   $24,296,134 3
1982/06/25 7 $4,103,235 -13% 911 $4,504   $31,328,050 4
1982/07/02 7 $4,257,743 +4% 1,060 $4,017   $37,957,743 5
1982/07/09 5 $3,246,527 -24% 1,030 $3,152   $42,746,527 6
1982/07/16 7 $2,648,700 -18% 1,030 $2,572   $47,448,700 7
1982/07/23 8 $2,125,435 -20% 926 $2,295   $51,285,055 8
1982/07/30 9 $1,847,018 -13% 867 $2,130   $54,890,000 9
1982/08/06 9 $1,903,479 +3% 805 $2,365   $58,137,711 10
1982/08/13 12 $1,425,480 -25% 699 $2,039   $60,647,035 11
1982/08/20 14 $1,279,800 -10% 739 $1,732   $62,285,580 12
1982/08/27 17 $920,500 -28% 681 $1,352   $64,190,575 13
1982/09/03 19 $1,083,726 +18% 596 $1,818   $65,697,180 14
1982/09/10 9 $1,065,523 -2% 680 $1,567   $66,918,281 15
1982/09/17 13 $738,292 -31% 530 $1,393   $67,938,442 16
1982/09/24 13 $720,000 -2% 440 $1,636   $68,899,175 17
1982/10/01 19 $414,721 -42% 368 $1,127   $69,572,921 18
1982/10/08 20 $389,180 -6% 308 $1,264   $70,526,405 19
1982/10/15 22 $206,183 -47% 246 $838   $71,322,433 20
1982/10/22 18 $183,308 -11% 171 $1,072   $71,617,409 21
1982/10/29 9 $1,003,019 +447% 879 $1,141   $72,700,529 22
1982/11/05 12 $385,617 -62% 323 $1,194   $73,485,501 23
1982/11/12 13 $223,190 -42% 288 $775   $73,876,020 24
1982/11/19 16 $186,670 -16% 211 $885   $74,122,020 25
1982/11/26 15 $290,945 +56% 213 $1,366   $74,508,431 26
1982/12/03 15 $143,331 -51% 193 $743   $74,706,019 27

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1982/06/04 3 $10,460,767   890 $11,754   $10,460,767 1
1982/06/11 4 $9,126,323 -13% 890 $10,254   $19,587,090 2
1982/06/18 6 $7,637,725 -16% 911 $8,384   $27,224,815 3
1982/06/25 7 $6,475,185 -15% 911 $7,108   $33,700,000 4
1982/07/02 6 $5,800,000 -10% 1,060 $5,472   $39,500,000 5
1982/07/09 6 $5,300,000 -9% 1,030 $5,146   $44,800,000 6
1982/07/16 6 $4,359,620 -18% 1,030 $4,233   $49,159,620 7
1982/07/23 8 $3,883,362 -11% 926 $4,194   $53,042,982 8
1982/07/30 8 $3,191,250 -18% 867 $3,681   $56,234,232 9
1982/08/06 10 $2,987,323 -6% 805 $3,711   $59,221,555 10
1982/08/13 14 $1,784,225 -40% 699 $2,553   $61,005,780 11
1982/08/20 12 $2,264,295 +27% 739 $3,064   $63,270,075 12
1982/08/27 20 $1,343,379 -41% 681 $1,973   $64,613,454 13
1982/09/03 16 $1,239,304 -8% 596 $2,079   $65,852,758 14
1982/09/10 9 $1,347,392 +9% 680 $1,981   $67,200,150 15
1982/09/17 12 $979,025 -27% 530 $1,847   $68,179,175 16
1982/09/24 11 $979,025 n/c 440 $2,225   $69,158,200 17
1982/10/01 10 $979,025 n/c 368 $2,660   $70,137,225 18
1982/10/08 9 $979,025 n/c 308 $3,179   $71,116,250 19
1982/10/15 14 $317,851 -68% 246 $1,292   $71,434,101 20
1982/10/22 15 $263,409 -17% 171 $1,540   $71,697,510 21
1982/10/29 9 $1,402,374 +432% 879 $1,595   $73,099,884 22
1982/11/05 9 $552,946 -61% 323 $1,712   $73,652,830 23
1982/11/12 12 $282,520 -49% 288 $981   $73,935,350 24
1982/11/19 14 $282,136 n/c 211 $1,337   $74,217,486 25
1982/11/26 15 $345,202 +22% 213 $1,621   $74,562,688 26