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Coming to America (1988)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $128,152,301Details
International Box Office $160,647,699Details
Worldwide Box Office $288,800,000
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 29th, 1988 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: June 3rd, 2008 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: Prince/Princess, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Culture Clash, African-American
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Eddie Murphy Production
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $100m 523 $100,477,310 Aug 5, 1988 40
Fastest to $50m 800 $56,314,700 Jul 8, 1988 16
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 50 $21,404,420 Jul 1, 1988 5
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 28 $46,714,756 Jul 1, 1988 5
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day) 32 $21,404,420 Jul 1, 1988 5
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 22 $46,714,756 Jul 1, 1988 5

Leading Cast

   Clarence/Prince Akeem/Randy Watson/Saul

Supporting Cast

Arsenio Hall    Semmi/Extremly Ugly Girl/Morris/Reverend Brown
James Earl Jones    King Jaffe Joffer
Madge Sinclar    Queen Aoleon
Shari Headley    Lisa McDowell
Paul Bates    Oha
Eriq La Salle    Darryl Jenks
Frankie Faison    Landlord
Vanessa Bell    Imani Izzi
Louie Anderson    Maurice
Allison Dean    Patrice McDowell
Sheila Johnson    Lady-in-Waiting
Jake Steinfeld    Cab Driver
Calvin Lockhart    Colonel Izzi
Samuel L. Jackson    Hold-up Man
Garcelle Beauvais    Rose Bearer
Feather Feather    Rose Bearer
Stephanie Simon    Rose Bearer
Victoria Dillard    Bather
Felicia Taylor    Bather
Michele Watley    Bather
Raymond D. Turner    T-shirt Hawker
Billi Gordon    Large Woman
Cuba Gooding, Jr.    Boy Getting Haircut
Clint Smith    Sweets
Ray Murphy    Stu
Ruben Hudson    Street Hustler
Paulette Banoza    Soul Glo Woman
Clyde R. Jones    Soul Glo Man
Patricia Matthews    Devil Woman
Mary Bond Davis    Big Stank Woman
Kara Young    Stuck-up Girl
Carla Earle    Tough Girl
Karen Renee Owens    Ex-Siamese Twin/Dancer
Sharon Renee Owens    Ex-Siamese Twin/Dancer
Lisa Gumora    Kinky Girl
June Boykins    Strange Woman
Janette Colon    Fresh Peaches
Vanessa Colon    Sugar Cube
Monique Mannen    Boring Girl
Mindora Mimms    Awareness Woman
Cynthia Finkley    Awareness Woman
David Sosna    Cartier Delivery Man
Vondie Curtis-Hall    Basketball Game Vendor
Arthur Adams    Mr. Jenks
Loni Kaye Harkless    Mrs. Jenks
Montrose Hagins    Grandma Jenks
Tonja Rivers    Party Guest
Don Ameche    Mortimer Duke
Ralph Bellamy    Randolph Duke
Elaine Kagan    Telegraph Lady
Michael Tadross    Taxi Driver
Steve White    Subway Guy
Helen Hanft    Subway Lady
Birdie M. Hale    Elderly Passenger

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Robert D. Wachs    Producer
George Folsey, Jr.    Producer
David Sheffield    Screenwriter
Barry W. Blaustein    Screenwriter
Eddie Murphy    Story Creator
Leslie Belzberg    Executive Producer
Mark Lipsky    Executive Producer
Richard MacDonald    Production Designer
Nile Rodgers    Composer
David Sosna    Associate Producer
David Sosna    Assistant Director
William Watkins    Unit Production Manager
Richard B. Lewis    Art Director
Cheryal Kearney    Set Decorator
Dan Von Blomberg    Set Decorator
Woody Omens    Director of Photography
Syd Dutton    Visual Effects Designer
Bill Taylor    Visual Effects Designer
Deborah Nadoolman    Costume Designer
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck    Costume Supervisor
Malcolm Campbell    Editor
George Folsey, Jr.    Editor
William B. Kaplan    Sound Mixer
Larry Stensvold    Re-recording Mixer
William Gazecki    Re-recording Mixer
Bill Thiederman    Re-recording Mixer
Rick Franklin    Supervising Sound Editor
Paul Timothy Carden*    Supervising Sound Editor
Mike Dobie    Sound Editor
Lenny Geschke    Sound Editor
Donald J. Malouf    Sound Editor
Charles E. Smith    Sound Editor
Daniel Allan Carlin    Music Editor
Bernadine Anderson    Makeup
Robert L. Stevenson    Hairstylist
Rick Baker    Special Make-up Effects
Nile Rodgers    Song Writer
Nancy Huang    Song Writer
Gerald Levert    Song Writer
Marc Gordon    Song Writer
Eddie Levert    Song Writer
Allee Willis    Song Writer
Danny Sembello    Song Writer
Gardner Cole    Song Writer
Jackie Burch    Casting Director
John Sherrod    Stunt Coordinator

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
1988/07/01 1 $21,404,420   2,064 $10,370   $28,409,497 1
1988/07/08 1 $13,342,707 -38% 2,064 $6,464   $49,497,282 2
1988/07/15 1 $10,417,790 -22% 2,064 $5,047   $66,732,490 3
1988/07/22 2 $8,886,442 -15% 2,064 $4,305   $81,234,946 4
1988/07/29 3 $6,430,730 -28% 1,902 $3,381   $92,011,700 5
1988/08/05 4 $5,065,482 -21% 1,786 $2,836   $100,477,310 6
1988/08/12 7 $3,611,470 -29% 1,481 $2,439   $106,688,022 7
1988/08/19 9 $2,512,639 -30% 1,273 $1,974   $111,133,227 8
1988/09/16 10 $1,304,208   830 $1,571   $120,794,325 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1988/07/01 1 $29,149,498   2,064 $14,123   $36,154,575 2
1988/07/08 1 $20,160,125 -31% 2,064 $9,768   $56,314,700 3
1988/07/15 1 $16,033,804 -20% 2,064 $7,768   $72,348,504 4
1988/07/22 2 $13,232,466 -17% 2,064 $6,411   $85,580,970 5
1988/07/29 3 $9,830,858 -26% 1,902 $5,169   $95,411,828 6
1988/08/05 5 $7,664,724 -22% 1,786 $4,292   $103,076,552 7
1988/08/12 6 $5,544,036 -28% 1,481 $3,743   $108,620,588 8

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