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Firestarter (1984)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,136,870Details
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  5. Video Sales
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,034 $15,136,870
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,217 $15,136,870

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 11th, 1984 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: September 2nd, 2014 by Universal Home Entertainment
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 215 $6,424,594 May 25, 1984 17

Leading Cast

   Charlene McGee

Supporting Cast

Martin Sheen    Captain Hollister

Uncategorized

Moses Gunn    Doctor Pynchot
George C. Scott    John Rainbird
Heather Locklear    Vicki McGee
Louise Fletcher    Norma Manders
David Keith    Andrew McGee
Freddie Jones    Doctor Joseph Wanless
Art Carney    Irv Manders

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Stephen King    Story Creator

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
1984/05/11 3 $4,726,660   1,356 $3,486   $4,726,660 1
1984/05/18 4 $3,107,506 -34% 1,374 $2,262   $9,367,506 2
1984/05/25 7 $2,406,537 -23% 1,071 $2,247   $12,832,976 3
1984/06/01 12 $918,624 -62% 672 $1,367   $14,034,624 4
1984/06/08 16 $421,800 -54% 370 $1,140   $14,694,800 5
1984/06/15 16 $306,870 -27% 318 $965   $15,136,870 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1984/05/11 3 $6,260,000   1,356 $4,617   $6,260,000 1
1984/05/18 4 $4,166,439 -33% 1,374 $3,032   $10,426,439 2
1984/05/25 8 $2,689,561 -35% 1,071 $2,511   $13,116,000 3
1984/06/01 11 $1,157,000 -57% 672 $1,722   $14,273,000 4
1984/06/08 16 $557,000 -52% 370 $1,505   $14,830,000 5

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