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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $32,945,797Details
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
64% - Fresh
64% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 18th, 1987 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,445 $1,218,060 Jan 22, 1988 38
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,643 $2,833,330 Jan 8, 1988 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,504 $4,839,180 Jan 1, 1988 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 2,525 $4,084,570 Dec 25, 1987 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 3,563 $3,326,530 Dec 18, 1987 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,201 1,328 Dec 18, 1987 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,191 $32,945,797 Dec 18, 1987 0


Frank McRae    Harry
Elizabeth Pena    Marisa
Michael Carmine    Carlos
Dennis Boutsikaris    Mason
Tom Aldredge    Sid
Jane Hoffman    Muriel
John DiSanti    Gus
John Pankow    Kovacs
MacIntyre Dixon    DeWitt
Michael Greene    Lacey
Doris Belack    Mrs. Thompson
Wendy Schaal    Pamela
James LeGros    Goon
Jose Santana    Goon
Ronald L. Schwary    Louie
Susan Shoffner    Receptionist
Shelly Kurtz    Policeman at Hospital
Joseph Hamer    Policeman at Building
H. Clay Dear    Policeman at Building
Howard Renensland    Reporter
Judy Grafe    Reporter
Alice Beardsley    Nurse
Dick Martinsen    Fireman
Charles Raymond    Hector
Riki Colon    Band Member
Jon Imparato    Band Member
David Vasquez    Band Member
John Arceri    Chauffeur

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Ronald L. Schwary
Executive Producer    Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer    Frank Marshall
Composer    James Horner
Story Creator    Mick Garris
Screenwriter    Brad Bird
Screenwriter    Matthew Robbins
Screenwriter    Brent Maddock
Screenwriter    S.S. Wilson
Associate Producer    Gerald R. Molen
Assistant Director    Jerry Grandey
Second Unit Director    Joe Johnston
Unit Production Manager    Gerald R. Molen
Production Designer    Ted Haworth
Art Director    Angelo Graham
Set Decorator    George Robert Nelson
Director of Photography    John McPherson
Second Unit Camera    Dick Kratina
Costume Designer    Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Costume Supervisor    Tom Costich
Editor    Cynthia Scheider
Sound Mixer    Gene Cantamessa
Supervising    Bill Varney
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Casper
Supervising Sound Editor    Tom C McCarthy
Sound Editor    Don S. Walden
Sound Editor    William L. Manger
Sound Editor    Michael Redbourn
Sound Editor    Mark Gordon
Supervising    Else Blangsted
Music Editor    James Flamberg
Make up    Rick Sharp
Hairstylist    Susan Germaine
Casting Director    Penny Perry
Stunt Coordinator    Thomas Rosales, Jr.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/12/18 4 $3,326,530   1,328 $2,505   $3,326,530 3
1987/12/25 6 $4,084,570 +23% 1,357 $3,010   $9,967,500 10
1988/01/01 5 $4,839,180 +18% 1,367 $3,540   $19,501,900 17
1988/01/08 5 $2,833,330 -41% 1,346 $2,105   $23,121,259 24
1988/01/22 13 $1,218,060   1,073 $1,135   $27,571,084 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/12/18 4 $5,882,930   1,328 $4,430   $5,882,930 7
1987/12/25 5 $8,779,790 +49% 1,357 $6,470   $14,662,720 14
1988/01/01 6 $5,625,209 -36% 1,367 $4,115   $20,287,929 21