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Fatal Attraction (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $156,645,693Details
International Box Office $163,454,307Details
Worldwide Box Office $320,100,000
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 312 $156,645,693
All Time International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 498 $163,454,307
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 389 $320,100,000
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 35 $156,645,693
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 84 $163,454,307
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 56 $320,100,000
Leggiest Movies 29 14.84

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$14,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 18th, 1987 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Jaffe-Lansing Production
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 35 $565,012 Mar 11, 1988 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 31 $768,409 Mar 4, 1988 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 29 $888,368 Feb 26, 1988 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 23 $1,328,606 Feb 19, 1988 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 42 $968,716 Feb 12, 1988 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 39 $1,180,619 Feb 5, 1988 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 43 $1,458,590 Jan 29, 1988 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 34 $1,766,311 Jan 22, 1988 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 38 $2,048,816 Jan 15, 1988 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 33 $2,636,803 Jan 8, 1988 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 21 $3,414,417 Jan 1, 1988 108
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 316 $7,451,903 Jan 1, 1988 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 35 $3,086,152 Dec 25, 1987 101
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 315 $7,079,996 Dec 25, 1987 101
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 95 $2,017,291 Dec 11, 1987 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 62 $3,044,697 Dec 4, 1987 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 26 $5,565,428 Nov 27, 1987 73
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day) 211 $5,565,428 Nov 27, 1987 73
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 169 $12,767,747 Nov 27, 1987 73
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 235 $5,565,428 Nov 27, 1987 73
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 216 $12,767,747 Nov 27, 1987 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 50 $4,926,600 Nov 20, 1987 66
Fastest to $100m 593 $101,397,640 Nov 20, 1987 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 37 $6,324,493 Nov 13, 1987 59
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 118 $6,324,493 Nov 13, 1987 59
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 86 $14,509,131 Nov 13, 1987 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 44 $7,089,680 Nov 6, 1987 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 99 $6,407,677 Oct 30, 1987 45
Halloween (All Movies, 3-Day) 42 $6,407,677 Oct 30, 1987 45
Halloween (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 17 $14,699,965 Oct 30, 1987 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 96 $8,046,843 Oct 23, 1987 38
Fastest to $50m 1,207 $55,482,673 Oct 16, 1987 31
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 68 $10,554,336 Oct 9, 1987 24
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 28 $24,212,888 Oct 9, 1987 24

Leading Cast

   Dan Gallagher
   Alex Forrest

Supporting Cast

Anne Archer    Beth Gallagher
Fred Gwynne    Arthur
Mike Nussbaum    Bob Drimmer
Stuart Pankin    Jimmy
Ellen Hamilton Latzen    Ellen Gallagher
Ellen Foley    Hildy
Meg Mundy    Joan Rogerson
Tom Brennan    Howard Rogerson
Lois Smith    Martha
J.J. Johnston    O'Rourke
Michael Arkin    Lieutenant
Sam J. Coppola    Fuselli
Eunice Prewitt    Receptionist
Jane Krakowski    Babysitter
Justine Johnson    Real Estate Agent
Mary Joy    Teacher
Christine Farrell    Teacher
Marc McQue    Chuck
James Eckhouse    Man in Japanese Restaurant
Faith Geer    Nurse
Carol Schneider    Waitress
David Bates    Executive
Anna Levine    Secretary
Alicia Perusse    Ellen's Friend
Christopher Rubin    Lawyer
Thomas Saccio    Bartender
Greg Scott    Bar Patron
Chris Manor    Doorman
Jonathan Brandis    Party Guest
Joe Chapman    Party Guest
Judi M. Durand    Party Guest
Barbara Harris    Party Guest
Barbara Iley    Party Guest
Angelo Bruno Krakoff    Party Guest
Carlo Steven Krakoff    Party Guest
Amy Lynne    Party Guest
David McCharen    Party Guest
Larry Moss    Party Guest
Mio Polo    Party Guest
Jan Rabson    Party Guest
Marilyn Schreffler    Party Guest
Vladimir Skomarovsky    Party Guest
Dennis Tufano    Party Guest
Lynnanne Zager    Party Guest

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Stanley R. Jaffe    Producer
James Dearden    Story Creator
Sherry Lansing    Producer
James Dearden    Screenwriter
Maurice Jarre    Composer
Robert Girolami    Assistant Director
Christopher H. Cronyn*    Unit Production Manager
Mel Bourne    Production Designer
Jack Blackman    Art Director
George DeTitta, Sr    Set Decorator
Howard Atherton    Director of Photography
Ellen Mirojnick    Costume Designer
Michael Kahn    Editor
Peter E. Berger    Editor
Les Lazarowitz    Sound Mixer
Terry Porter    Re-recording Mixer
David J. Hudson    Re-recording Mixer
Mel Metcalfe    Re-recording Mixer
Alan Robert Murray    Supervising Sound Editor
Robert G. Henderson    Supervising Sound Editor
David Horton, Sr.    Sound Editor
Bruce Lacey    Sound Editor
Nicholas Korda    Sound Editor
Dan Carlin, Sr.    Music Editor
Risa Bramon    Casting Director
Billy Hopkins    Casting Director
David Ellis    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
1987/09/18 1 $7,602,740   758 $10,030   $7,602,740 1
1987/09/25 1 $7,707,763 +1% 777 $9,920   $18,709,510 2
1987/10/02 1 $9,347,602 +21% 1,297 $7,207   $31,229,365 3
1987/10/09 1 $10,554,336 +13% 1,321 $7,990   $45,422,863 4
1987/10/16 1 $7,688,730 -27% 1,324 $5,807   $55,482,673 5
1987/10/23 1 $8,046,843 +5% 1,340 $6,005   $66,554,147 6
1987/10/30 1 $6,407,677 -20% 1,347 $4,757   $75,899,211 7
1987/11/06 1 $7,089,680 +11% 1,351 $5,248   $85,704,764 8
1987/11/13 2 $6,324,493 -11% 1,386 $4,563   $94,602,880 9
1987/11/20 4 $4,926,600 -22% 1,398 $3,524   $101,397,640 10
1987/11/27 4 $5,565,428 +13% 1,398 $3,981   $110,023,750 11
1987/12/04 3 $3,044,697 -45% 1,401 $2,173   $114,297,576 12
1987/12/11 5 $2,017,291 -34% 1,340 $1,505   $117,235,848 13
1987/12/18 8 $1,510,319 -25% 1,173 $1,288   $119,413,319 14
1987/12/25 8 $3,086,152 +104% 1,234 $2,501   $123,532,687 15
1988/01/01 9 $3,414,417 +11% 1,288 $2,651   $129,358,990 16
1988/01/08 9 $2,636,803 -23% 1,273 $2,071   $133,029,549 17
1988/01/15 11 $2,048,816 -22% 1,054 $1,944   $136,063,252 18
1988/01/22 10 $1,766,311 -14% 1,021 $1,730   $138,565,546 19
1988/01/29 7 $1,458,590 -17% 1,002 $1,456   $140,550,664 20
1988/02/05 8 $1,180,619 -19% 878 $1,345   $142,200,833 21
1988/02/12 11 $968,716 -18% 702 $1,380   $143,520,991 22
1988/02/19 11 $1,328,606 +37% 928 $1,432   $145,112,706 23
1988/02/26 12 $888,368 -33% 718 $1,237   $146,488,799 24
1988/03/04 11 $768,409 -14% 534 $1,439   $147,589,380 25
1988/03/11 12 $565,012 -26% 445 $1,270   $148,453,989 26

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/09/18 1 $11,001,747   758 $14,514   $11,001,747 1
1987/09/25 1 $10,880,016 -1% 777 $14,003   $21,881,763 2
1987/10/02 1 $12,986,764 +19% 1,297 $10,013   $34,868,527 3
1987/10/09 1 $12,925,416 n/c 1,321 $9,785   $47,793,943 4
1987/10/16 1 $10,713,361 -17% 1,324 $8,092   $58,507,304 5
1987/10/23 1 $10,984,230 +3% 1,340 $8,197   $69,491,534 6
1987/10/30 1 $9,123,550 -17% 1,347 $6,773   $78,615,084 7
1987/11/06 1 $9,663,303 +6% 1,351 $7,153   $88,278,387 8
1987/11/13 2 $8,192,653 -15% 1,386 $5,911   $96,471,040 9
1987/11/20 2 $7,987,282 -3% 1,398 $5,713   $104,458,322 10
1987/11/27 4 $6,794,557 -15% 1,398 $4,860   $111,252,879 11
1987/12/04 3 $3,965,678 -42% 1,401 $2,831   $115,218,557 12
1987/12/11 5 $2,684,443 -32% 1,340 $2,003   $117,903,000 13
1987/12/18 8 $2,543,535 -5% 1,173 $2,168   $120,446,535 14
1987/12/25 9 $5,498,038 +116% 1,234 $4,455   $125,944,573 15
1988/01/01 9 $4,448,173 -19% 1,288 $3,454   $130,392,746 16
1988/01/08 6 $3,621,690 -19% 1,273 $2,845   $134,014,436 17
1988/01/15 10 $2,784,799 -23% 1,054 $2,642   $136,799,235 18
1988/01/22 9 $2,292,839 -18% 1,021 $2,246   $139,092,074 19
1988/01/29 7 $1,928,140 -16% 1,002 $1,924   $141,020,214 20
1988/02/05 7 $1,532,061 -21% 878 $1,745   $142,552,275 21
1988/02/12 10 $1,231,825 -20% 702 $1,755   $143,784,100 22
1988/02/19 10 $1,816,331 +47% 928 $1,957   $145,600,431 23
1988/02/26 9 $1,220,540 -33% 718 $1,700   $146,820,971 24
1988/03/04 9 $1,068,006 -12% 534 $2,000   $147,888,977 25

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