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RoboCop (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $53,424,681Details
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,483 $53,424,681
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,362 $53,424,681
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 432 $53,424,681
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 739 $53,424,681

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 17th, 1987 (Wide) by Orion Pictures
Video Release: December 7th, 1992 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: R
Franchise: RoboCop
Comparisons: vs. RoboCop 3
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Keywords: Robot, Film Noir, Dystopia, Gangs, Conspiracy Theory
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 1,428 $50,616,395 Sep 25, 1987 73


Kurtwood Smith    Clarence Boddicker
Ray Wise    Leon Nash
Peter Weller    Officer Alex J. Murphy/RoboCop
Ronny Cox    Richard 'Dick' Jones
Miguel Ferrer    Robert 'Bob' Morton
Nancy Allen    Officer Anne Lewis
Bill Farmer    Justin Ballard-Watkins

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Basil Poledouris

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/07/17 1 $8,008,721   1,580 $5,069   $8,008,721 3
1987/07/24 1 $6,332,716 -21% 1,585 $3,995   $18,697,836 10
1987/07/31 4 $4,749,533 -25% 1,601 $2,967   $26,907,302 17
1987/08/07 6 $3,930,235 -17% 1,547 $2,541   $33,553,132 24
1987/08/14 8 $2,701,585 -31% 1,246 $2,168   $38,387,471 31
1987/08/21 9 $2,139,220 -21% 1,148 $1,863   $42,007,338 38
1987/09/04 12 $1,908,532   826 $2,311   $47,233,470 52
1987/09/25 13 $640,547   576 $1,112   $50,616,395 73
1987/10/02 15 $456,266 -29% 471 $969   $51,327,050 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/07/17 2 $12,365,120   1,580 $7,826   $12,365,120 7
1987/07/24 2 $9,792,649 -21% 1,585 $6,178   $22,157,769 14
1987/07/31 5 $7,465,128 -24% 1,601 $4,663   $29,622,897 21
1987/08/07 6 $6,062,989 -19% 1,547 $3,919   $35,685,886 28
1987/08/14 8 $4,182,232 -31% 1,246 $3,357   $39,868,118 35
1987/09/25 13 $894,936   576 $1,554   $50,870,784 77

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/26/2014822,325 22,325$298,930$298,9301,103
2/2/2014148,620 30,945$115,416$414,3461,104

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