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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,100,000Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,680 $11,100,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,071 $11,100,000

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 1st, 1986 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: May 22nd, 2001 by Fox Home Entertainment
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 291 $6,723,614 Jul 4, 1986 6
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day) 77 $2,723,211 Jul 4, 1986 6
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 76 $6,723,614 Jul 4, 1986 6

Leading Cast

   Jack Burton


Kim Cattrall    Gracie Law
Victor Wong    Egg Shen
John Carpenter    Worker in Chinatown
Kate Burton    Margo
James Hong    David Lo Pan

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Production and Technical Credits

Dean Cundey    Cinematographer

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/07/04 12 $2,723,211   1,053 $2,586   $2,723,211 1
1986/07/11 11 $2,060,881 -24% 1,092 $1,887   $7,351,861 2
1986/07/18 12 $792,887 -62% 667 $1,189   $9,171,002 3
1986/07/25 11 $415,401 -48% 438 $948   $10,074,799 4
1986/08/01 12 $253,686 -39% 269 $943   $10,571,751 5
1986/08/08 26 $203,338 -20% 255 $797   $10,911,690 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/9/2009617,729 17,729$354,397$354,397429

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