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Total Recall (1990)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $119,394,839Details
International Box Office $142,005,161
Worldwide Box Office $261,400,000
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$65,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 1st, 1990 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
August 10th, 2012 (Limited) by Rialto Pictures
Video Release: June 18th, 1997 by TriStar Pictures Video
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 113 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Back to the Future
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Keywords: Visual Effects, Faulty Memory, Mutants, Film Noir, Psychics, Rebellion, Corporate Malfeasance, Dwarfism, Prostitution, Double Agent, Dream Sequence, Surprise Twist, Remade
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 403 $2,154,810 Jul 20, 1990 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 356 $3,218,325 Jul 13, 1990 45
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 478 $101,637,540 Jul 6, 1990 42
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 378 $4,217,240 Jul 6, 1990 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 362 $6,000,660 Jun 29, 1990 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 387 $8,278,935 Jun 22, 1990 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 535 $10,223,600 Jun 15, 1990 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 560 $15,061,380 Jun 8, 1990 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 556 $51,142,280 Jun 8, 1990 10
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 134 $25,533,700 Jun 1, 1990 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 577 $25,533,700 Jun 1, 1990 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 877 $25,533,700 Jun 1, 1990 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,118 2,060 Jun 1, 1990 3

Cast

   Lori
   Quaid
Michael Ironside    Richter
Ronny Cox    Vilos Cohaagen
Rachel Ticotin    Melina
Robert Costanzo    Harry
Bob Bergen    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Jerry Goldsmith

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August 15th, 2012

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 31st, 2012

July 31st, 2012

According to Amazon.com, the best selling new release of the week is a catalog Blu-ray release. Not only that, it is a double-dip. There were a few contenders for Pick of the Week, including the aforementioned Blu-ray double-dip: Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition. It looks better than the previous edition, it has more extras, and it is really cheap. Forever Marilyn is a great Blu-ray and is also excellent value for the money. Finally, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIV. 'Nuff said. So which one is the pick of the week? Honestly, I can't decide. Call it a three-way tie. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition

July 28th, 2012

With the remake coming out next Friday, now is the perfect time for the original Total Recall to be re-released on Blu-ray. I've previously reviewed the film when it was part of a Box Set. Because I've reviewed it before, I won't go into too much detail with regards to the movie. It's not like my opinion has changed suddenly. I thought it was worth picking up before, and I think it is worth owning now. But, is it worth paying money to see it in high definition? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 23rd, 2010

November 22nd, 2010

This Friday is Black Friday, but there's a lull on the home market with not a whole lot of great releases. (This is the usual pattern for Thanksgiving.) The biggest hit coming out is The Expendables, which should top the chart, while there are a number of smaller releases that are in contention for Pick of the Week. The best of these is Metropolis: The Complete Metropolis, which comes out on Blu-ray this week after being released on DVD last week. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/06/01 1 $25,533,700   2,060 $12,395   $25,533,700 3
1990/06/08 2 $15,061,380 -41% 2,076 $7,255   $51,142,280 10
1990/06/15 3 $10,223,600 -32% 2,095 $4,880   $67,625,020 17
1990/06/22 3 $8,278,935 -19% 2,131 $3,885   $81,424,287 24
1990/06/29 4 $6,000,660 -28% 1,961 $3,060   $91,548,425 31
1990/07/06 5 $4,217,240 -30% 1,787 $2,360   $99,207,220 38
1990/07/13 8 $3,218,325 -24% 1,551 $2,075   $104,855,865 45
1990/07/20 10 $2,154,810 -33% 1,302 $1,655   $108,569,430 52
2012/08/10 72 $5,788   1 $5,788   $108,575,218 8,109
2012/08/24 75 $5,511   1 $5,511   $108,580,729 8,123

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/06/01 1 $36,080,900   2,060 $17,515   $36,080,900 7
1990/06/08 2 $21,320,520 -41% 2,076 $10,270   $57,401,420 14
1990/06/15 3 $15,743,932 -26% 2,095 $7,515   $73,145,352 21
1990/06/22 3 $12,402,413 -21% 2,131 $5,820   $85,547,765 28
1990/06/29 4 $9,442,215 -24% 1,961 $4,815   $94,989,980 35
1990/07/06 5 $6,647,560 -30% 1,787 $3,720   $101,637,540 42
1990/07/13 8 $4,777,080 -28% 1,551 $3,080   $106,414,620 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/5/20122623,399 23,399$142,345$142,345790
8/12/20122117,199-26% 40,598$97,339$239,685791

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/5/2012529,085 29,085$490,952$490,952790
8/12/2012816,346-44% 45,431$235,547$726,499791
8/19/2012817,514+7% 62,945$216,120$942,619792