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Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $40,996,665Details
Further financial details...

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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
37% - Rotten
35% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 23rd, 1986 (Wide) by MGM
Franchise: Poltergeist
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Keywords: Hauntings, Religious, Occult, Visual Effects, Possessed, Foreign Language, Psychics, Sequels Without Their Original Stars, Posthumous Release
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,556 $1,870,990 Jun 20, 1986 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,010 $2,222,901 Jun 13, 1986 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,729 $4,207,047 Jun 6, 1986 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,860 $6,034,943 May 30, 1986 10
Biggest May Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 260 $12,357,190 May 23, 1986 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,481 $12,357,190 May 23, 1986 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,766 1,596 May 23, 1986 3


Craig T. Nelson    Steve Freeling
JoBeth Williams    Diane Freeling
Heather O'Rourke    Carol Anne Freeling
Zelda Rubinstein    Tangina Barrons

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Jerry Goldsmith

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/05/23 2 $12,357,190   1,596 $7,743   $12,357,190 3
1986/05/30 3 $6,034,943 -51% 1,599 $3,774   $20,594,640 10
1986/06/06 4 $4,207,047 -30% 1,583 $2,658   $27,040,650 17
1986/06/13 6 $2,222,901 -47% 1,556 $1,429   $30,856,589 24
1986/06/20 7 $1,870,990 -16% 1,405 $1,332   $33,897,611 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/05/23 2 $14,559,697   1,596 $9,123   $14,559,697 7
1986/05/30 3 $8,273,906 -43% 1,599 $5,174   $22,833,603 14
1986/06/06 4 $5,800,085 -30% 1,583 $3,664   $28,633,688 21
1986/06/13 6 $3,392,933 -42% 1,556 $2,181   $32,026,621 28