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Death Becomes Her (1992)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $58,422,650Details
International Box Office $90,600,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $149,022,650
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,372 $58,422,650
All Time International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 946 $90,600,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,059 $149,022,650
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 266 $58,422,650
All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies 86 $90,600,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 140 $149,022,650

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 31st, 1992 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: January 20th, 1998 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Universal Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 1,331 $50,608,435 Sep 4, 1992 38
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 238 $7,050,186 Sep 4, 1992 38

Leading Cast

   Madeline Ashton
   Ernest Menville
   Helen Sharp

Supporting Cast

Isabella Rossellini    Lisle Von Rhoman
Jonathan Silverman    Jay Norman
Ian Ogilvy    Chagall
Adam Storke    Dakota
Nancy Fish    Rose
Alaina Reed Hall    Psychologist
Michelle Johnson    Anna
Mary Ellen Trainor    Vivian Adams
William Frankfather    Mr. Franklin
John Ingle    Eulogist
Clement Von Franckenstein    Opening Man
Petrea Burchard    Opening Woman
Jim Jansen    Second Man
Mimi Kennedy    Second Woman
Paulo Tocha    Landlord
Mark Davenport    Eviction Cop
Thomas Murphy    Eviction Cop
Michael Mills    Police Officer
Sonia Jackson    Psychiatric Patient
Jill C. Klein    Psychiatrist Patient
Jean Pflieger    Psychiatric Patient
Debra Jo Rupp    Psychiatric Patient
Carol Ann Susi    Psychiatric Patient
Kay Yamamoto    Psychiatric Patient
Jacquelyn K. Koch    Messenger Girl
Anya Longwell    Chagall Receptionist
Stuart Mabray    Chagall Security
Colleen Morris    Starlet
Meg Wittner    Woman at Book Party
Carrie Yazel    Girl at Dakota's
Michael A. Nickles    Lisle's Body Guard
John Enos    Lisle's Body Guard
Dan Clark    Lisle's Body Guard
Fabio    Lisle's Body Guard
Joel Beeson    Lisle's Body Guard
Ron Stein    Elvis
Bonnie Cahoon    Greta Garbo
Stephanie Anderson    Marilyn Monroe
Bob Swain    Andy Warhol
Eric Clark    James Dean
Dave Brock    Jim Morrison
Lydia Peterkoch    Blonde with Jim Morrison
Phillip Cooper    Coroner
Ernest Harada    Coroner
Susan Kellerman    Second Doctor
Kevin Caldwell    Medical Technician
Alex P. Hernandez    Medical Technician
Donna Ekholdt    Sobbing Nun
Tammy Gantz    Sobbing Nun
Melissa Martin    Sobbing Nun

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

Production and Technical Credits

Martin Donovan    Screenwriter
David Koepp    Screenwriter
Robert Zemeckis    Producer
Steve Starkey    Producer
Rick Carter    Production Designer
Arthur Schmidt    Editor
Alan Silvestri    Composer
Dean Cundey    Director of Photography
Joan Bradshaw    Co-Producer
Marty P. Ewing    Assistant Director
Max Kleven    Second Unit Director
Ken Ralston    Second Unit Director
Joan Bradshaw    Unit Production Manager
Jim Teegarden    Art Director
Jackie Carr    Set Decorator
Don Burgess    Second Unit Camera
Jack Cooperman    Underwater Photography
Ken Ralston    Visual Effects Supervisor
Doug Chiang    Visual Effects
Joanna Johnston    Costume Designer
Pam Wise    Costume Supervisor
William B. Kaplan    Sound Mixer
Rick Alexander    Re-recording Mixer
Jim Bolt    Re-recording Mixer
Andy D'Addario    Re-recording Mixer
Charles L. Campbell    Supervising Sound Editor
Donald Malouf    Supervising Sound Editor
Larry Carow    Sound Editor
Jeff Clark    Sound Editor
Albert Gasser    Sound Editor
Nils C. Jensen    Sound Editor
Howard Neiman    Sound Editor
Ken Karman*    Music Editor
Dick Smith    Make up
Susan Germaine    Hairstylist
Kevin Haney    Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer
Tom Woodruff, Jr.    Special Body Effects Designer/Creator
Alec Gillis    Special Body Effects Designer/Creator
Lance Anderson    Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer
Geoffrey Aymar    Song Writer
Karen Rea    Casting Director
Walter Scott    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
1992/07/31 1 $12,110,355   1,409 $8,595   $12,110,355 1
1992/08/07 2 $7,815,250 -35% 1,454 $5,375   $25,660,235 2
1992/08/14 3 $5,902,215 -24% 1,754 $3,365   $35,313,770 3
1992/08/21 4 $3,806,650 -36% 1,866 $2,040   $41,926,820 4
1992/08/28 5 $2,685,945 -29% 1,846 $1,455   $46,376,135 5
1992/09/04 5 $3,194,135 +19% 1,841 $1,735   $50,608,435 6
1992/09/11 8 $1,576,215 -51% 1,704 $925   $52,671,265 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1992/07/31 1 $17,844,985   1,409 $12,665   $17,844,985 1
1992/08/07 2 $11,566,570 -35% 1,454 $7,955   $29,411,555 2
1992/08/14 3 $8,708,615 -25% 1,754 $4,965   $38,120,170 3
1992/08/21 4 $5,570,020 -36% 1,866 $2,985   $43,690,190 4
1992/08/28 5 $3,724,110 -33% 1,846 $2,017   $47,414,300 5
1992/09/04 5 $3,680,750 -1% 1,841 $1,999   $51,095,050 6

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records