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Aliens (1986)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $85,160,248Details
International Box Office $98,156,207Details
Worldwide Box Office $183,316,455
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 831 $85,160,248
All Time International Box Office (Rank 801-900) 836 $98,156,207
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 784 $183,316,455
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 201 $85,160,248
All Time International Box Office for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 182 $98,156,207
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 177 $183,316,455

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 18th, 1986 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: June 24th, 1993 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Franchise: Alien
Comparisons: vs. Alien 3
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Keywords: Parasite, Corporate Malfeasance, Nightmare, Dream Sequence
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 185 $8,603,148 Aug 29, 1986 45
Fastest to $50m 1,150 $50,698,315 Aug 8, 1986 28

Cast

Bill Paxton    Pvt. W. Hudson
   Ellen Ripley
Michael Biehn    Corporal Dwayne Hicks
Lance Henriksen    Bishop
Mark Rolston    Pvt. Drake
Jenette Goldstein    Pvt. Vasquez
Paul Reiser    Carter J. Burke
Carrie Henn    Rebecca 'Newt' Jorden
William Hope    Lt. Gorman
Al Matthews    Sgt. Apone

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    James Cameron
Director   
Composer    James Horner

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/07/18 1 $10,052,042   1,437 $6,995   $10,052,042 1
1986/07/25 1 $8,640,292 -14% 1,454 $5,942   $25,070,095 2
1986/08/01 1 $7,060,101 -18% 1,453 $4,859   $37,314,946 3
1986/08/08 1 $5,779,352 -18% 1,395 $4,143   $47,312,167 4
1986/08/15 3 $4,303,173 -26% 1,302 $3,305   $55,001,488 5
1986/08/22 3 $3,371,670 -22% 1,280 $2,634   $60,977,693 6
1986/08/29 5 $3,586,256 +6% 1,249 $2,871   $66,354,475 7
1986/09/05 5 $2,114,578 -41% 1,165 $1,815   $69,274,605 8
1986/09/12 5 $1,636,417 -23% 1,063 $1,539   $71,650,757 9
1986/09/19 6 $1,461,468 -11% 1,040 $1,405   $73,682,234 10
1986/09/26 9 $1,042,070 -29% 924 $1,128   $75,201,373 11

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/07/18 1 $16,429,803   1,437 $11,433   $16,429,803 1
1986/07/25 1 $13,825,042 -16% 1,454 $9,508   $30,254,845 2
1986/08/01 1 $11,277,970 -18% 1,453 $7,762   $41,532,815 3
1986/08/08 1 $9,165,500 -19% 1,395 $6,570   $50,698,315 4
1986/08/15 2 $6,907,708 -25% 1,302 $5,305   $57,606,023 5
1986/08/22 4 $5,162,196 -25% 1,280 $4,033   $62,768,219 6
1986/08/29 4 $4,391,808 -15% 1,249 $3,516   $67,160,027 7
1986/09/05 4 $2,854,313 -35% 1,165 $2,450   $70,014,340 8
1986/09/12 5 $2,206,426 -23% 1,063 $2,076   $72,220,766 9
1986/09/19 5 $1,938,537 -12% 1,040 $1,864   $74,159,303 10

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/15/2011819,641 19,641$294,425$294,425934
9/18/2016188,465 288,507$107,765$4,083,6351,213

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.


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