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The Rocketeer (1991)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $46,573,027Details
Further financial details...

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  2. News
  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 1,705 $46,573,027
All Time Worldwide Box Office 2,557 $46,573,027

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 21st, 1991 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: PG
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Keywords: Independent/Other Comics, Nazis, Inventor, In a Plane, Visual Effects, Mafia, Film Noir, Origin Story
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,637 $2,860,313 Jul 12, 1991 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,381 $5,284,370 Jul 5, 1991 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,570 $7,209,752 Jun 28, 1991 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,929 $9,600,754 Jun 21, 1991 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,752 1,616 Jun 21, 1991 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 719 $46,573,027 Jun 21, 1991 0


Jennifer Connelly    Jenny Blake
Alan Arkin    Peevy
Clint Howard    Mark
Ed Lauter    Fitch
Paul Sorvino    Valentine
Jon Polito    Otis Bigelow, Airfield Owner
   Cliff Secord
Timothy Dalton    Neville Sinclair
Eddie Jones    Malcolm the Mechanic
William Sanderson    Skeets, Bull Dog Cafe Patron
Terry O'Quinn    Howard Hughes

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    James Horner

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/06/21 4 $9,600,754   1,616 $5,941   $9,600,754 3
1991/06/28 4 $7,209,752 -25% 1,903 $3,789   $21,626,859 10
1991/07/05 6 $5,284,370 -27% 1,886 $2,802   $31,212,002 17
1991/07/12 10 $2,860,313 -46% 1,738 $1,646   $36,440,715 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/06/21 3 $14,417,107   1,616 $8,921   $14,417,107 7
1991/06/28 4 $11,510,525 -20% 1,903 $6,049   $25,927,632 14
1991/07/05 6 $7,652,770 -34% 1,886 $4,058   $33,580,402 21