Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $248,159,971Details
International Box Office $141,766,000
Worldwide Box Office $389,925,971
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $23,533,112 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $23,533,112
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
95% - Certified Fresh
Audience
96% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 12th, 1981 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
July 16th, 1982 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
September 7th, 2012 (IMAX) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: May 13th, 2008 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG
Franchise: Indiana Jones
Keywords: Treasure Hunters, IMAX: DMR, Archeology, Intertitle, Rescue, Kidnap, Prologue, Occult, Hot for Teacher, Academics, Character's Journey Shown on Map, Religious, Nazis
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Lucasfilm

Blu-ray Sales: Indiana Jones Raids Blu-ray Sales Chart

There was a wide variety of new releases to reach the top ten on the Blu-ray Sales Chart this week. Indiana Jones Blu-ray Box Set opened in first place with 239,000 units / $15.55 million, which is excellent for a box set. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 18th, 2012

It's quite a busy week on the home market front, but most of the new releases are TV on DVD. This includes Modern Family: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. The best limited release of the week is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD or Blu-ray, while the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Box Set is also a contender for Pick of the Week. However, in the end I went with The Cabin in the Woods Blu-ray, which is practically the only first-run release of the week. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures

Indiana Jones makes its Blu-ray debut this week in a massive five-disc box set. I swear I've reviewed all four films in the past, but I can only find the review for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Since this is one of the most famous franchises of all time, and it has been released on the home market repeatedly, I think I can spend less time talking about the movies and more about the Blu-rays. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Go Silent

Yuck. The overall box office this past weekend was not only the worst of the year so far, but it was the worst we've seen in more than a decade. Not only did the box office have a decade of inflation, but also a decade of population growth, which makes this result even more depressing. The Possession was the only bright spot in the top ten. Both The Words and The Cold Light of Day missed the Mendoza Line during their opening weekend. Overall, the box office plummeted 35% to just $67 million. Compared to last year, the box office fell by 17%. It's a disaster. 2012 is still ahead of 2011 by 3.3% at $7.70 billion to $7.45 billion. Things will have to get better next weekend, so hopefully we will never have to think about this weekend again. More...

Weekend Estimates: Possession Tops Very Quiet Weekend

One statistic suffices to sum up this weekend at the box office: based on estimates received so far, the weekend ranks as the 5th-worst weekend for total box office receipts since January, 2000 (see full chart here). While that position will improve when we get complete numbers on Monday, there's a good chance this will end up as the worst weekend since 2001, even though ticket prices have risen substantially since then. The two marks that industry watchers should look out for are the $67.5 million weekend of September 5, 2003 and the $67.9 million weekend of September 5, 2008. Unsurprisingly, the top film at the box office this weekend is the same as last weekend: The Possession is set for about $9.5 million in its second outing. The Words is the top opener, with about $5 million in 2,801 theaters -- certainly a disappointment, although CBS Films is hoping for good legs thanks to its adult-skewing demographic. More...

Weekend Predictions: The Box Office is Going to Get Schooled

The weekend after the Labor Day long weekend is often the worst weekend of the entire year at the box office. This certainly seems to be the case this year. There are two wide releases, or to be more accurate, one wide release, The Words, and one semi-wide release, The Cold Light of Day. Neither film is expected to top $10 million. The last time the number one film over the weekend earned less than $10,000,000 was way back in 2008 with the release of Bangkok Dangerous, which opened in the weekend after Labor Day. There is a slim chance The Words will earn less than Bangkok Dangerous did. This weekend last year wasn't actually pretty good with Contagion dominating the chart. There's almost no chance any film opening this weekend will match the $22.40 million that film earned. The top three films combined probably won't match that figure. 2012 will start the autumn with a pretty big fall. More...

Cast

Harrison Ford    Indiana Jones
Ted Grossman    Peruvian Porter
Karen Allen    Marion
Paul Freeman    Dr. Rene Belloq
Ronald Lacey    Toht
John Rhys-Davies    Sallah
Denholm Elliott    Brody
Wolf Kahler    Dietrich
Anthony Higgons    Gobler
Alfred Molina    Satipo
Pat Roach    Giant Sherpa/1st Mechanic
Frank Welker    Monkey and Special Vocal Effects
Don Fellows    Colonel Musgrove
Vic Tablian    Barranca/Monkey Man
William Hootkins    Major Eaton
Bill Reimbold    Bureaucrat
Fred Sorenson    Jock
Patrick Durkin    Australian Climber
Matthew Scurfield    Nazi
Malcolm Weaver    Ratty Nepalese
Sonny Caldinez    Mean Mongolian
Anthony Chinn    Mohan
Christopher Frederick    Otto
Tuttle Lemkow    Imam
Ishaq Bux    Omar
Kiran Shah    Abu
Souad Messaoudi    Fayah
Terry Richards    Arab Swordsman
Steve Hanson    German Agent
Frank Marshall    Pilot
Martin Kreidt    Young Soldier
George Harris    Katanga
Eddie Tagoe    Messenger Pirate
John Rees    Sergeant
Tony Vogel    Tall Captain

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Steven Spielberg
Producer    Frank Marshall
Story Creator    George Lucas
Story Creator    Philip Kaufman
Screenwriter    Lawrence Kasdan
Executive Producer    George Lucas
Executive Producer    Howard Kazanjian
Cinematographer    Douglas Slocombe
Composer    John Williams
Editor    Michael Kahn
Art Director    Norman Reynolds
Associate Producer    Robert Watts
Assistant Director    David Tomblin
Second Unit Director    Michael D. Moore
Production Supervisor    Douglas Twiddy
Production Designer    Norman Reynolds
Set Decorator    Michael Ford
Visual Effects Supervisor    Richard Edlund
Visual Effects Designer    Bruce Nicholson
Visual Effects Designer    Joe Johnston
Special Effects Supervisor    Kit West
Costume Designer    Deborah Nadoolman
Sound Mixer    Roy Charman
Re-recording Mixer    Bill Varney
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Maslow
Re-recording Mixer    Gregg Landaker
Sound Designer    Ben Burtt
Makeup    Tom Smith
Makeup    Dickie Mills
Hairstylist    Pat McDermott
Hairstylist    Mike Lockey
Special Make-up Effects    Chris Walas
Stunt Coordinator    Glenn Randall

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/09/07 - $440,136   267 $1,648   $245,474,494 11,411
2012/09/08 - $740,324 +68% 267 $2,773   $246,214,818 11,412
2012/09/09 - $493,271 -33% 267 $1,847   $246,708,089 11,413
2012/09/10 13 $151,520 -69% 267 $567   $246,859,609 11,414
2012/09/11 - $182,872 +21% 267 $685   $247,042,481 11,415
2012/09/12 10 $207,190 +13% 267 $776   $247,249,671 11,416
2012/09/13 10 $220,056 +6% 267 $824   $247,469,727 11,417
2012/09/14 - $105,667 -52% 322 $328   $247,575,394 11,418
2012/09/15 - $172,678 +63% 322 $536   $247,748,072 11,419
2012/09/16 - $111,748 -35% 322 $347   $247,859,820 11,420
2012/09/17 - $39,684 -64% 322 $123   $247,899,504 11,421
2012/09/18 - $43,213 +9% 322 $134   $247,942,717 11,422
2012/09/19 - $33,525 -22% 322 $104   $247,976,242 11,423
2012/09/20 - $38,305 +14% 322 $119   $248,014,547 11,424
2012/09/21 - $19,740 -48% 85 $232   $248,034,287 11,425
2012/09/22 - $33,868 +72% 85 $398   $248,068,155 11,426
2012/09/23 - $21,506 -37% 85 $253   $248,089,661 11,427
2012/09/24 - $6,558 -70% 85 $77   $248,096,219 11,428
2012/09/25 - $6,474 -1% 85 $76   $248,102,693 11,429
2012/09/26 - $9,006 +39% 85 $106   $248,111,699 11,430
2012/09/27 - $11,252 +25% 85 $132   $248,122,951 11,431
2012/09/28 - $7,403 -34% 40 $185   $248,130,354 11,432
2012/09/29 - $13,133 +77% 40 $328   $248,143,487 11,433
2012/09/30 - $5,986 -54% 40 $150   $248,149,473 11,434
2012/10/01 - $1,665 -72% 40 $42   $248,151,138 11,435
2012/10/02 - $2,613 +57% 40 $65   $248,153,751 11,436
2012/10/03 - $2,438 -7% 40 $61   $248,156,189 11,437
2012/10/04 - $3,782 +55% 40 $95   $248,159,971 11,438

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/06/12 1 $8,305,823   1,078 $7,705   $8,305,823 3
1981/06/19 3 $8,018,871 -3% 1,078 $7,439   $21,861,910 10
1981/06/26 3 $7,069,358 -12% 1,078 $6,558   $34,903,399 17
1981/07/03 2 $7,342,026 +4% 1,078 $6,811   $46,273,735 24
1981/07/10 2 $6,137,192 -16% 1,078 $5,693   $58,406,558 31
1981/07/17 1 $6,450,189 +5% 1,400 $4,607   $68,431,268 38
1981/07/24 2 $6,046,274 -6% 1,182 $5,115   $78,743,581 45
1981/07/31 2 $5,369,898 -11% 1,140 $4,710   $88,137,951 52
1981/08/07 1 $4,846,228 -10% 1,091 $4,442   $95,974,374 59
1981/08/14 1 $5,157,432 +6% 1,310 $3,937   $104,088,566 66
1981/08/21 1 $4,183,784 -19% 1,180 $3,546   $110,733,608 73
1981/08/28 1 $3,909,879 -7% 1,110 $3,522   $117,371,084 80
1981/09/04 1 $5,406,403 +38% 1,144 $4,726   $125,254,773 87
1981/09/11 2 $2,422,842 -55% 900 $2,692   $128,566,311 94
1981/09/18 4 $2,326,951 -4% 750 $3,103   $131,810,688 101
1981/09/25 7 $1,871,521 -20% 621 $3,014   $134,396,731 108
1981/10/02 6 $1,959,650 +5% 550 $3,563   $136,885,717 115
1981/10/09 5 $2,213,904 +13% 550 $4,025   $139,888,596 122
1981/10/16 7 $1,533,105 -31% 466 $3,290   $141,812,813 129
1981/10/30 8 $967,723   431 $2,245   $144,963,710 143
1981/11/06 5 $1,268,973 +31% 440 $2,884   $146,648,104 150
1981/11/13 7 $1,113,624 -12% 410 $2,716   $148,244,536 157
1981/11/20 2 $3,307,347 +197% 1,232 $2,685   $151,938,500 164
1981/11/27 2 $4,228,951 +28% 1,251 $3,380   $158,118,372 171
1981/12/04 1 $2,441,000 -42% 981 $2,488   $160,955,434 178
1981/12/25 2 $3,716,952   1,221 $3,044   $0 199
1982/01/01 7 $3,735,244 n/c 1,094 $3,414   $176,193,981 206
1982/01/08 6 $1,908,232 -49% 914 $2,088   $179,642,063 213
1982/01/15 6 $1,629,191 -15% 796 $2,047   $181,717,672 220
1982/01/22 6 $1,788,556 +10% 740 $2,417   $183,912,000 227
1982/01/29 6 $1,520,273 -15% 681 $2,232   $185,748,792 234
1982/02/05 7 $1,281,561 -16% 732 $1,751   $187,406,147 241
1982/02/12 6 $1,640,574 +28% 620 $2,646   $189,468,297 248
1982/02/19 6 $1,442,813 -12% 668 $2,160   $191,231,287 255
1982/02/26 5 $1,410,000 -2% 650 $2,169   $192,999,474 262
1982/03/05 5 $1,665,000 +18% 650 $2,562   $194,974,748 269
1982/03/12 5 $1,243,988 -25% 633 $1,965   $196,614,672 276
1982/07/16 2 $4,347,101   1,330 $3,268   $213,909,222 402
1982/07/23 5 $2,827,413 -35% 1,330 $2,126   $219,081,050 409
1982/07/30 10 $1,617,938 -43% 840 $1,926   $222,254,556 416
1982/08/06 14 $1,213,958 -25% 630 $1,927   $224,532,266 423
1982/08/13 17 $804,124 -34% 479 $1,679   $226,124,455 430
1982/08/20 19 $670,596 -17% 425 $1,578   $227,358,343 437
1982/08/27 21 $823,798 +23% 490 $1,681   $228,671,608 444
1982/09/03 11 $1,362,289 +65% 567 $2,403   $230,329,080 451
2012/09/07 14 $1,673,731   267 $6,269   $246,708,089 11,413
2012/09/14 23 $390,093 -77% 322 $1,211   $247,859,820 11,420
2012/09/21 46 $75,114 -81% 85 $884   $248,089,661 11,427
2012/09/28 64 $26,522 -65% 40 $663   $248,149,473 11,434

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/18/20087231,920 231,920$3,958,874$3,958,8741
5/25/20083212,968-8% 444,888$3,635,364$7,594,2382
6/1/2008673,051-66% 517,939$1,241,136$8,835,3753
6/8/20081756,222-23% 574,161$955,212$9,790,5864
6/15/200811106,905+90% 681,066$1,614,266$11,404,8525
6/22/20082831,830-70% 712,896$540,792$11,945,6446
6/29/20081254,646+72% 767,542$928,436$12,874,0797
7/27/20082238,648 843,742$656,630$14,168,71711
10/19/20082528,551 973,766$379,157$15,960,84623

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