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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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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 975 $74,706,019
All Time International Box Office 1,532 $47,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 1,175 $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
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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 25th Weekend 105 $186,670 Nov 19, 1982 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 104 $223,190 Nov 12, 1982 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 80 $385,617 Nov 5, 1982 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 40 $1,003,019 Oct 29, 1982 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 199 $183,308 Oct 22, 1982 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 231 $206,183 Oct 15, 1982 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 172 $389,180 Oct 8, 1982 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 191 $414,721 Oct 1, 1982 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 139 $720,000 Sep 24, 1982 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 160 $738,292 Sep 17, 1982 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 137 $1,065,523 Sep 10, 1982 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 155 $1,083,726 Sep 3, 1982 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 215 $920,500 Aug 27, 1982 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 198 $1,279,800 Aug 20, 1982 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 217 $1,425,480 Aug 13, 1982 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 204 $1,903,479 Aug 6, 1982 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 314 $1,847,018 Jul 30, 1982 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 413 $2,125,435 Jul 23, 1982 52
Fastest to $50m 1,336 $51,285,055 Jul 23, 1982 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 484 $2,648,700 Jul 16, 1982 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 579 $3,246,527 Jul 9, 1982 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 682 $4,257,743 Jul 2, 1982 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,177 $4,103,235 Jun 25, 1982 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,558 $4,709,044 Jun 18, 1982 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 2,061 $5,379,673 Jun 11, 1982 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,422 $6,896,612 Jun 4, 1982 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 275 $74,706,019 Jun 4, 1982 0

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 GrossDays
1982/06/04 3 $6,896,612   890 $7,749   $6,896,612 3
1982/06/11 4 $5,379,673 -22% 890 $6,045   $15,840,440 10
1982/06/18 6 $4,709,044 -12% 911 $5,169   $24,296,134 17
1982/06/25 7 $4,103,235 -13% 911 $4,504   $31,328,050 24
1982/07/02 7 $4,257,743 +4% 1,060 $4,017   $37,957,743 31
1982/07/09 5 $3,246,527 -24% 1,030 $3,152   $42,746,527 38
1982/07/16 7 $2,648,700 -18% 1,030 $2,572   $47,448,700 45
1982/07/23 8 $2,125,435 -20% 926 $2,295   $51,285,055 52
1982/07/30 9 $1,847,018 -13% 867 $2,130   $54,890,000 59
1982/08/06 9 $1,903,479 +3% 805 $2,365   $58,137,711 66
1982/08/13 12 $1,425,480 -25% 699 $2,039   $60,647,035 73
1982/08/20 14 $1,279,800 -10% 739 $1,732   $62,285,580 80
1982/08/27 17 $920,500 -28% 681 $1,352   $64,190,575 87
1982/09/03 19 $1,083,726 +18% 596 $1,818   $65,697,180 94
1982/09/10 9 $1,065,523 -2% 680 $1,567   $66,918,281 101
1982/09/17 13 $738,292 -31% 530 $1,393   $67,938,442 108
1982/09/24 13 $720,000 -2% 440 $1,636   $68,899,175 115
1982/10/01 19 $414,721 -42% 368 $1,127   $69,572,921 122
1982/10/08 20 $389,180 -6% 308 $1,264   $70,526,405 129
1982/10/15 22 $206,183 -47% 246 $838   $71,322,433 136
1982/10/22 18 $183,308 -11% 171 $1,072   $71,617,409 143
1982/10/29 9 $1,003,019 +447% 879 $1,141   $72,700,529 150
1982/11/05 12 $385,617 -62% 323 $1,194   $73,485,501 157
1982/11/12 13 $223,190 -42% 288 $775   $73,876,020 164
1982/11/19 16 $186,670 -16% 211 $885   $74,122,020 171
1982/11/26 15 $290,945 +56% 213 $1,366   $74,508,431 178
1982/12/03 15 $143,331 -51% 193 $743   $74,706,019 185

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1982/06/04 3 $10,460,767   890 $11,754   $10,460,767 7
1982/06/11 4 $9,126,323 -13% 890 $10,254   $19,587,090 14
1982/06/18 6 $7,637,725 -16% 911 $8,384   $27,224,815 21
1982/06/25 7 $6,475,185 -15% 911 $7,108   $33,700,000 28
1982/07/02 6 $5,800,000 -10% 1,060 $5,472   $39,500,000 35
1982/07/09 6 $5,300,000 -9% 1,030 $5,146   $44,800,000 42
1982/07/16 6 $4,359,620 -18% 1,030 $4,233   $49,159,620 49
1982/07/23 8 $3,883,362 -11% 926 $4,194   $53,042,982 56
1982/07/30 8 $3,191,250 -18% 867 $3,681   $56,234,232 63
1982/08/06 10 $2,987,323 -6% 805 $3,711   $59,221,555 70
1982/08/13 14 $1,784,225 -40% 699 $2,553   $61,005,780 77
1982/08/20 12 $2,264,295 +27% 739 $3,064   $63,270,075 84
1982/08/27 20 $1,343,379 -41% 681 $1,973   $64,613,454 91
1982/09/03 16 $1,239,304 -8% 596 $2,079   $65,852,758 98
1982/09/10 9 $1,347,392 +9% 680 $1,981   $67,200,150 105
1982/09/17 12 $979,025 -27% 530 $1,847   $68,179,175 112
1982/09/24 11 $979,025 n/c 440 $2,225   $69,158,200 119
1982/10/01 10 $979,025 n/c 368 $2,660   $70,137,225 126
1982/10/08 9 $979,025 n/c 308 $3,179   $71,116,250 133
1982/10/15 14 $317,851 -68% 246 $1,292   $71,434,101 140
1982/10/22 15 $263,409 -17% 171 $1,540   $71,697,510 147
1982/10/29 9 $1,402,374 +432% 879 $1,595   $73,099,884 154
1982/11/05 9 $552,946 -61% 323 $1,712   $73,652,830 161
1982/11/12 12 $282,520 -49% 288 $981   $73,935,350 168
1982/11/19 14 $282,136 n/c 211 $1,337   $74,217,486 175
1982/11/26 15 $345,202 +22% 213 $1,621   $74,562,688 182