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Beetlejuice (1988)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,326,666Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 30th, 1988 (Wide) by Warner Bros., released as Beetle Juice
Video Release: August 22nd, 1997 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Hauntings, Exorcism
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Geffen Film
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 242 $5,281,558 May 27, 1988 61
Fastest to $50m 1,327 $51,222,372 May 6, 1988 40
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day) 103 $8,030,897 Apr 1, 1988 5
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 63 $17,527,286 Apr 1, 1988 5
Easter (Opening, 3-Day) 49 $8,030,897 Apr 1, 1988 5
Easter (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 32 $17,527,286 Apr 1, 1988 5

Leading Cast

   Adam Maitland
   Babara Maitland
   Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice)

Supporting Cast

Jeffrey Jones    Charles Deitz
Catherine O'Hara    Delia Deitz
Winona Ryder    Lydia Deitz
Robert Goulet    Maxie Dean
Dick Cavett    Bernard
Glenn Shadix    Otho
Annie McEnroe    Jane Butterfield
Maurice Page    Ernie
Hugo Stanger    Old Bill
Rachel Mittelman    Little Jane
J. Jay Saunders    Moving Man
Mark Ettlinger    Moving Man
Patrice Martinez    Receptionist
Cynthia Daly    Three-Fingered Typist
Douglas Turner    Char Man
Carmen Filpi    Messenger
Simmy Bow    Janitor
Susan Kellerman    Grace
Adelle Lutz    Beryl
Gary Jochimsen    Dumb Football Player
Bob Pettersen    Dumb Football Player
Duane Davis    Very Dumb Football Player
Marie Cheatham    Sarah Dean
Tony Cox    Preacher
Jack Angel    Voice of Preacher
Harold Goodman    Old Bill

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Michael McDowell    Screenwriter
Warren Skaaren    Screenwriter
Michael McDowell    Story Creator
Larry Wilson    Story Creator
Michael Bender    Producer
Larry Wilson    Producer
Richard Hashimoto    Producer
Bo Welch    Production Designer
Jane Kurson    Editor
Danny Elfman    Composer
Thomas Ackerman    Director of Photography
Bill Scott    Assistant Director
Don Heitzer    Unit Production Manager
Eric Angelson    Production Supervisor
Tom Duffield    Art Director
Catherine Mann    Set Decorator
Alan Munro    Visual Effects Supervisor
Aggie Guerard Rodgers    Costume Designer
Linda Henrikson    Costume Supervisor
Chuck Velasco    Costume Supervisor
David Ronne    Sound Mixer
Gregg Landaker    Re-recording Mixer
Steve Maslow    Re-recording Mixer
Kevin O'Connell    Re-recording Mixer
Richard L. Anderson    Supervising Sound Editor
David Stone    Sound Editor
Warren Hamilton, Jr.    Sound Editor
Mark Pappas    Sound Editor
Nancy Fogarty    Music Editor
Bob Badami    Music Editor
Robert Short    Creatures and Makeup Effects
Jane Jenkins    Casting Director
Janet Hirshenson    Casting Director
Fred Lerner    Stunt Coordinator
K.C. Colwell    Second Assistant Director

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1988/04/01 1 $8,030,897   1,000 $8,031   $10,450,679 1
1988/04/08 1 $8,667,702 +8% 1,523 $5,691   $22,910,567 2
1988/04/15 1 $7,145,123 -18% 1,582 $4,517   $32,085,824 3
1988/04/22 1 $6,201,234 -13% 1,575 $3,937   $40,362,058 4
1988/04/29 2 $5,018,285 -19% 1,582 $3,172   $46,749,551 5
1988/05/06 2 $3,357,625 -33% 1,582 $2,122   $51,222,372 6
1988/05/13 3 $3,056,692 -9% 1,533 $1,994   $55,184,189 7
1988/05/20 4 $2,722,643 -11% 1,546 $1,761   $58,821,309 8
1988/05/27 5 $2,419,978 -11% 1,432 $1,690   $61,918,085 9
1988/06/03 7 $1,416,595 -41% 1,083 $1,308   $63,867,003 10
1988/06/10 9 $1,143,650 -19% 1,307 $875   $65,638,141 11

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1988/04/01 1 $11,823,083   1,000 $11,823   $14,242,865 2
1988/04/08 1 $10,697,836 -10% 1,523 $7,024   $24,940,701 3
1988/04/15 1 $9,220,123 -14% 1,582 $5,828   $34,160,824 4
1988/04/22 1 $7,570,442 -18% 1,575 $4,807   $41,731,266 5
1988/04/29 2 $6,133,481 -19% 1,582 $3,877   $47,864,747 6
1988/05/06 2 $4,262,750 -31% 1,582 $2,695   $52,127,497 7
1988/05/13 3 $3,971,169 -7% 1,533 $2,590   $56,098,666 8
1988/05/20 4 $3,399,441 -14% 1,546 $2,199   $59,498,107 9
1988/05/27 5 $2,952,301 -13% 1,432 $2,062   $62,450,408 10
1988/06/03 7 $2,044,083 -31% 1,083 $1,887   $64,494,491 11

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/13/20131723,424 999,457$93,462$5,949,247843
10/20/20131534,267+46% 1,033,724$136,725$6,085,973844
9/28/20143013,413 1,257,799$57,274$7,047,903893
10/12/20142321,203 1,280,578$105,803$7,161,398895
10/19/20142811,295-47% 1,291,873$53,764$7,215,162896
10/26/20142419,273+71% 1,311,146$76,899$7,292,062897
9/27/20151615,908 1,656,377$63,797$8,922,458945
10/4/20152113,770-13% 1,670,147$54,942$8,977,401946
10/11/20152215,702+14% 1,685,849$64,378$9,041,779947
10/18/2015248,042-49% 1,693,891$32,088$9,073,867948
10/25/2015252,846-65% 1,696,737$11,754$9,085,621949
11/1/20151916,157+468% 1,712,894$64,634$9,150,255950
11/8/2015299,760-40% 1,722,654$39,548$9,189,803951
9/18/20162212,318 1,997,652$62,699$10,553,148996
9/25/2016276,106-50% 2,003,758$31,080$10,584,228997
10/2/2016248,221+35% 2,011,979$40,970$10,625,198998
10/9/20161816,493+101% 2,028,472$67,127$10,692,325999
10/16/20162012,397 2,040,869$62,109$10,754,4341,000
10/23/20161023,226 2,064,095$92,739$10,847,1731,001
10/30/20162116,294 2,080,389$65,013$10,912,1861,002
10/22/20171313,508 2,230,250$94,882$11,817,7051,053
10/29/20171515,190 2,245,440$114,684$11,932,3891,054

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/26/20091315,333 15,333$180,771$180,771623
8/30/2009176,572 35,225$66,438$381,874628

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