Follow us on

Cocoon (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $76,257,348Details
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Three old-timers sneak out of their retirement home a few days a week to swim in the large pool next door. When the three begin to feel curiously younger, they discover this is due to strange pods on the floor of the pool, brought there by extra-terrestrials. After the word gets out more retirees come to the pool and the old-timers are ultimately invited by the extra-terrestrials to accompany them on their travel back to their home planet, offering them the prospect of eternal life.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 981 $76,257,348
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,875 $76,257,348

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 21st, 1985 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: January 7th, 1997 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 adult situations/language
Running Time: 117 minutes
Franchise: Cocoon
Comparisons: vs. Gung Ho
Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: First Contact, Autumn Years, Friendly Alien on Earth, Romance, Interspecies Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Zanuck/Brown, 20th Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,309 $52,037,930 Jul 26, 1985 38
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 187 $6,333,285 Jul 5, 1985 17
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 138 $16,002,695 Jul 5, 1985 17

Lead Ensemble Members

   Art Selwyn
   Ben Luckett
   Joe Finley
   Walter
   Bennie Lefkowitz
   Jack Bonner
   Mary Luckett
   Alma Finley
   Bess McCarthy
   Rosie Lefkowitz
   Kitty

Supporting Cast

Barret Oliver    David
Linda Harrison    Susan
Tyrone Power, Jr.    Pillsbury
Clint Howard    Dexter
Charles Lampkin    Pops
Mike Nomad    Doc
Jorge Gil    Lou Pine
Jim Ritz    DMV Clerk
Charles Rainsbury    Smiley
Wendy Cooke    Alien
Pamela Prescott    Alien
Dinah Sue Rowley    Alien
Gabriella Sinclair    Alien
Cyndi Vicino    Teller
Russ Wheeler    Doctor
Harold Bergman    Reverend
Ivy Thayer    Waitress
Fred Broderson    Dock Master
Mark Cheresnick    Salvatore
Bette Shoor    Realtor
Mark Simpson    Coast Guard First Class BM
Robert Slacum Jr.    Coast Guard Second Class BM
Rance Howard    Detective
Jean Speegle*    Woman
Irving Krone    Jasper
Clarence Thomas    Policeman
Ted Science    Policeman
James Fitzpatrick (uncredited)*    Dock Worker

Uncategorized

Charles Voelker    Band Leader

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Richard D. Zanuck    Producer
David Brown    Producer
Lili Fini Zanuck    Producer
David Saperstein    Story Creator
Tom Benedek    Screenwriter
Don Peterman    Director of Photography
James Horner    Composer
Robert Doudell    Associate Producer
Jan R. Lloyd    Assistant Director
Robert Doudell    Unit Production Manager
Jack T. Collis    Production Designer
Jim Duffy    Set Decorator
Jordan Klein    Underwater Photography (Nassau Unit)
Ken Ralston    Visual Effects Supervisor (ILM)
Ralph McQuarrie    Special Effects (Conceptual Artist)
Greg Cannom    Special Effects (Alien Creatures and Effects)
Rick Baker    Special Effects (Special Creature Consultant)
Aggie Guerard Rodgers    Costume Designer
Edward Marks    Costume Supervisor
Michael Hill    Editor
Daniel Hanley    Editor
Richard Church    Production Sound Mixer
Theodore Soderberg    Re-recording Mixer
Paul Wells    Re-recording Mixer
Richard Overton    Re-recording Mixer
William Hartman    Sound Editor
Michael Corrigan    Sound Editor
Gary Summers    Sound Designer
Gary Rydstrom    Sound Designer
Laurel Ladevich    Sound Designer
Godfrey Marks    Dialogue Editor
Robert Norin    Makeup
Kevin Haney    Makeup
Janis Clark    Hairstylist
Cruz Sembello    Song "Gravity" words and music
Penny Perry    Casting Director
Beverly McDermott    Casting (Florida)
Ted Grossman    Stunt Coordinator

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
1985/06/21 1 $7,936,427   1,140 $6,962   $7,936,427 1
1985/06/28 2 $7,347,444 -7% 1,152 $6,378   $20,461,847 2
1985/07/05 4 $6,333,285 -14% 1,163 $5,446   $31,582,061 3
1985/07/12 3 $4,986,972 -21% 1,102 $4,525   $39,703,509 4
1985/07/19 3 $4,135,238 -17% 1,105 $3,742   $46,632,588 5
1985/07/26 6 $3,158,302 -24% 980 $3,223   $52,037,930 6
1985/08/02 6 $2,561,039 -19% 948 $2,702   $56,480,078 7
1985/08/09 8 $2,095,612 -18% 873 $2,400   $60,189,566 8
1985/08/16 10 $1,771,970 -15% 789 $2,246   $63,235,816 9
1985/08/23 9 $1,695,468 -4% 774 $2,191   $66,058,449 10
1985/08/30 12 $1,778,029 +5% 882 $2,016   $69,183,076 11
1985/09/06 8 $1,332,539 -25% 788 $1,691   $70,978,323 12
1985/09/13 6 $1,054,143 -21% 779 $1,353   $72,490,187 13
1985/09/20 6 $1,052,241 n/c 830 $1,268   $73,960,535 14
1985/09/27 8 $702,295 -33% 708 $992   $75,011,861 15
1985/10/04 12 $616,695 -12% 614 $1,004   $75,901,168 16

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/07/03 4 $1,300,000   1,152 $1,128   $23,600,000 13
1985/07/04 3 $1,600,000 +23% 1,152 $1,389   $25,248,776 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1985/06/21 1 $13,114,403   1,140 $11,504   $13,114,403 1
1985/06/28 2 $12,134,373 -7% 1,152 $10,533   $25,248,776 2
1985/07/05 3 $9,467,761 -22% 1,163 $8,141   $34,716,537 3
1985/07/12 3 $7,780,813 -18% 1,102 $7,061   $42,497,350 4
1985/07/19 3 $6,382,278 -18% 1,105 $5,776   $48,879,628 5
1985/07/26 5 $5,039,411 -21% 980 $5,142   $53,919,039 6
1985/08/02 7 $4,174,915 -17% 948 $4,404   $58,093,954 7
1985/08/09 8 $3,369,892 -19% 873 $3,860   $61,463,846 8
1985/08/16 10 $2,899,135 -14% 789 $3,674   $64,362,981 9
1985/08/23 8 $3,042,066 +5% 774 $3,930   $67,405,047 10
1985/08/30 10 $2,240,737 -26% 882 $2,541   $69,645,784 11
1985/09/06 8 $1,790,260 -20% 788 $2,272   $71,436,044 12
1985/09/13 5 $1,472,250 -18% 779 $1,890   $72,908,294 13
1985/09/20 6 $1,401,272 -5% 830 $1,688   $74,309,566 14
1985/09/27 8 $974,907 -30% 708 $1,377   $75,284,473 15

ProductionNext