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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,237,880Details
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Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 16th, 1985 (Wide) by Orion Pictures
Video Release: September 14th, 2010 by MGM Video
Franchise: Return of the Living Dead
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Keywords: Zombies
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,665 $628,423 Sep 13, 1985 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,085 $849,238 Sep 6, 1985 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,011 $1,755,421 Aug 30, 1985 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,145 $2,780,425 Aug 23, 1985 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,129 $4,403,169 Aug 16, 1985 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,921 1,506 Aug 16, 1985 3

Cast

Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.    Spider
Clu Gulager    Burt Wilson
James Karen    Frank

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/08/16 4 $4,403,169   1,506 $2,924   $4,403,169 3
1985/08/23 6 $2,780,425 -37% 1,500 $1,854   $9,282,027 10
1985/08/30 13 $1,755,421 -37% 945 $1,858   $12,176,721 17
1985/09/06 15 $849,238 -52% 690 $1,231   $13,323,406 24
1985/09/13 15 $628,423 -26% 608 $1,034   $14,237,880 31

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/08/16 4 $6,501,602   1,506 $4,317   $6,501,602 7
1985/08/23 6 $3,919,698 -40% 1,500 $2,613   $10,421,300 14
1985/08/30 13 $2,052,868 -48% 945 $2,172   $12,474,168 21
1985/09/06 13 $1,135,289 -45% 690 $1,645   $13,609,457 28