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They Live (1988)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,000,000Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
83% - Certified Fresh
Audience
79% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 4th, 1988 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: October 22nd, 1992 by Universal Home Entertainment
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Keywords: Advertising and Marketing
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,081 $2,772,100 Nov 11, 1988 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,919 $4,827,903 Nov 4, 1988 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,918 1,463 Nov 4, 1988 3

Cast

Keith David    Frank
Meg Foster    Holly Thompson
Sy Richardson    Black Revolutionary

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Sound Editor    Hector Gika

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/11/04 1 $4,827,903   1,463 $3,300   $4,827,903 3
1988/11/11 4 $2,772,100 -43% 1,459 $1,900   $8,988,903 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/11/04 1 $6,216,803   1,463 $4,249   $6,216,803 7