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Spaceballs (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,119,483Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$22,700,000
Domestic Releases: June 24th, 1987 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: April 25th, 2000 by MGM Video
Comparisons: vs. The Ice Pirates
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Keywords: Spoof, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Intertitle, Prologue, Wedding Day, Arranged Marriage, Kidnap, Rescue, Good vs. Evil, Robot, Prince/Princess
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,165 $197,980 Sep 4, 1987 75
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,161 $3,203,407 Jul 10, 1987 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,231 $4,779,962 Jul 3, 1987 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,461 $6,613,837 Jun 26, 1987 5
Widest Opening Weekend 3,097 1,384 Jun 26, 1987 5

Cast

Mel Brooks    President Skroob/Yogurt
John Candy    Barf the mog, Copilot
Bill Pullman    Lone Starr, Space Bum
Daphne Zuniga    Princess Vespa
Dick Van Patten    King Roland, Ruler of Druidia
John Hurt    Kane
Rick Moranis    Lord Dark Helmet
Stephen Tobolowsky    Captain of the Guard
Dom DeLuise    Pizza the Hutt
Joan Rivers    Dot Matrix
Harry Shearer    News Broadcaster
Tony Cox    Dink
Michael Winslow    Radar Technician

Production and Technical Credits

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 28th, 2015

April 28th, 2015

This is usually a terrible time of year on the home market with the dredges of January and February coming out and precious little else. However, this week is actually really strong with not only one of the best films of the year, Paddington, as well as a number of summer shows coming out on TV on DVD. Unfortunately, it is also a really shallow week and with the May monthly preview due on Friday, I'm not even going to pretend it's a deep week and I'm ignoring anything below second-tier releases. As far as Pick of the Week is concerned, there are really only two contenders. The first is the aforementioned Paddington DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. The second is Mommy a Canadian movie coming out on DVD this week. Paddington is the Pick of the Week, but Mommy earns the rarely awarded Puck of the Week. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 21st, 2012

August 22nd, 2012

It is an amazing week on the home market, if you count The Hunger Games. That film made its DVD and Blu-ray debut on Saturday, so it didn't quite come out this week, but it is still selling well. The best-selling Tuesday release was NCIS: Season Nine - Buy from Amazon, while the top five is dominated by Blu-ray catalog releases. I think Bernie comes close to being a Pick of the Week Contender and A Separation is even better, but I'm going with The Hunger Games as top pick. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Spaceballs: 25th Anniversary Edition

August 16th, 2012

This is not the first time Spaceballs has been released on high definition, as it has come out on a Blu-ray Combo Pack and as part of a Box Set. If you missed out before, is this one worth picking up? Is it worth the double-dip for those that already own it? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 7th, 2012

August 7th, 2012

This is not a really slow week on the home market this week, as we have The Lorax coming out, and it was the highest-grossing animated film of the year, until Brave overtook is very recently, so it should be a big seller on the home market. Unfortunately, it is the only major release of the week. There are some other releases worth checking out, a few worth picking up, but very few that are contenders for Pick of the Week. High Fidelity is a great movie, but its Blu-ray debut is Shovelware. Personally, I think Spaceballs is really underrated, but this is not the first time it has been released on Blu-ray and double-dips are rarely Pick of the Week material. In the end, I'm going with My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, because I liked the first DVD release more than I thought I would. More...

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
1987/06/26 2 $6,613,837   1,384 $4,779   $9,145,683 5
1987/07/03 2 $4,779,962 -28% 1,389 $3,441   $18,357,173 12
1987/07/10 9 $3,203,407 -33% 1,372 $2,335   $24,525,660 19
1987/09/04 30 $197,980   231 $857   $36,725,144 75

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/06/26 2 $11,045,365   1,384 $7,981   $13,577,211 9
1987/07/03 3 $7,745,042 -30% 1,389 $5,576   $21,322,253 16