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Legend (1986)

Legend poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,502,112Details
International Box Office $8,004,125Details
Worldwide Box Office $23,506,237
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,006 $15,502,112
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,926 $8,004,125
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,186 $23,506,237

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 18th, 1986 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: June 2nd, 1998 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Sword & Sorcerer
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Legend Productions, Regency Enterprises
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Tim Curry    Darkness
David Bennent    Gump
Alice Playten    Blix
Billy Barty    Screwball
Cork Hubbert    Brown Tom
Peter O'Farrell    Pox
Kiran Shah    Blunder
Annabelle Lanyon    Oona
Robert Picardo    Meg Mucklebones
Tina Martin    Nell
Ian Longmuir    Demon Cook
Mike Crane    Demon Cook
Liz Gilbert    Dancing Black Dress
Eddie Powell    Mummified Guard

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

Production and Technical Credits

William Hjortsberg    Screenwriter
Arnon Milchan    Producer
Assheton Gorton    Production Designer
Terry Rawlings    Editor
Pam Power    Editor
Christopher Franke    Composer
Alex Thomson    Director of Photography
Tim Hampton    Co-Producer
Joseph P. Grace    Associate Producer
Garth Thomas    Assistant Director
Bill Westley    Assistant Director
Hugh Harlow    Production Supervisor
Norman Dorme    Supervising Art Director
Leslie Dilley    Supervising Art Director
Ann Mollo    Set Decorator
Max Mowdray    Additional Photography
Harry Oakes    Additional Photography
Nick Allder    Special Effects Supervisor
Charles Knode    Costume Designer
Betty Adamson    Costume Supervisor
William Gordean    Supervising Film Editor
Roy Charman    Sound Mixer
Hugh Strain    Chief
Graham V. Hartstone    Chief
Clive Pendry    Dubbing Mixer
Nicolas Le Messurier    Dubbing Mixer
Michael A. Carter    Dubbing Mixer
Jim Shield    Sound Editor
Peter Musgrave    Sound Editor
Martin Crane    Sound Effects Editor
Chris Greenham    Supervising
Anne Parsons    Dialogue Editor
Alan Killick    Music Editor
Peter Robb-King    Make up
Barbara Ritchie    Hairstylist
Rob Bottin    Creator
Edgar Froese    Song Writer
Johannes Schmoelling    Song Writer
Jon Anderson    Song Writer
Mike Fenton    Los Angeles
Jane Feinberg    Los Angeles
Marci Liroff    Los Angeles
Donna Isaacson    New York
Noel Davis    London
Jeremy Zimmerman    London
Vic Armstrong    Unicorn Master

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
1986/04/18 1 $4,261,154   1,187 $3,590   $4,261,154 1
1986/04/25 1 $2,591,751 -39% 1,179 $2,198   $8,249,015 2
1986/05/02 4 $1,764,900 -32% 1,160 $1,521   $10,857,565 3
1986/05/09 7 $934,715 -47% 865 $1,081   $12,297,710 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/04/18 1 $5,657,264   1,187 $4,766   $5,657,264 1
1986/04/25 1 $3,435,401 -39% 1,179 $2,914   $9,092,665 2
1986/05/02 3 $2,270,330 -34% 1,160 $1,957   $11,362,995 3

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/5/20111510,201 10,201$152,914$152,914679

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