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Lethal Weapon (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $65,192,350Details
International Box Office $55,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $120,192,350
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 6th, 1987 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: R
Franchise: Lethal Weapon
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Keywords: Buddy Cop
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,376 $50,807,204 Apr 24, 1987 52
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 228 $6,273,055 Apr 17, 1987 45

Cast

   Detective Sergeant Martin Riggs
   Sergeant Roger Murtaugh
Gary Busey    Mr. Joshua
Sven-Ole Thorsen    Mercenary
Ed O'Ross    Mendez
Darlene Love    Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe    Rianne Murtaugh
Damon Hines    Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith    Carrie Murtaugh
Steve Kahan    Captain Ed Murphy
Jack Thibeau    Sergeant McCaskey
Mary Ellen Trainor    Dr. Stephanie Woods

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Michael Kamen

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/03/06 1 $6,829,949   1,256 $5,438   $6,829,949 1
1987/03/13 1 $7,104,415 +4% 1,256 $5,656   $16,929,490 2
1987/03/20 1 $6,289,750 -11% 1,420 $4,429   $26,035,796 3
1987/03/27 2 $5,048,404 -20% 1,420 $3,555   $33,594,790 4
1987/04/03 4 $4,074,088 -19% 1,408 $2,894   $39,287,935 5
1987/04/10 5 $3,001,709 -26% 1,356 $2,214   $43,554,814 6
1987/04/17 7 $2,755,915 -8% 1,336 $2,063   $47,714,486 7
1987/04/24 6 $2,063,385 -25% 1,268 $1,627   $50,807,204 8
1987/05/01 6 $1,665,998 -19% 1,132 $1,472   $53,201,782 9
1987/05/08 7 $1,374,328 -18% 1,064 $1,292   $55,172,363 10
1987/05/15 5 $1,373,387 n/c 1,017 $1,350   $57,115,467 11
1987/05/22 8 $1,235,272 -10% 872 $1,417   $58,846,399 12
1987/05/29 9 $830,816 -33% 859 $967   $59,932,279 13

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/03/06 1 $9,825,075   1,256 $7,823   $9,825,075 1
1987/03/13 1 $9,920,971 +1% 1,256 $7,899   $19,746,046 2
1987/03/20 1 $8,800,340 -11% 1,420 $6,197   $28,546,386 3
1987/03/27 2 $6,667,461 -24% 1,420 $4,695   $35,213,847 4
1987/04/03 4 $5,339,258 -20% 1,408 $3,792   $40,553,105 5
1987/04/10 5 $4,405,466 -17% 1,356 $3,249   $44,958,571 6
1987/04/17 6 $3,785,248 -14% 1,336 $2,833   $48,743,819 7
1987/04/24 5 $2,791,965 -26% 1,268 $2,202   $51,535,784 8
1987/05/01 6 $2,262,251 -19% 1,132 $1,998   $53,798,035 9
1987/05/08 5 $1,944,045 -14% 1,064 $1,827   $55,742,080 10
1987/05/15 5 $1,869,047 -4% 1,017 $1,838   $57,611,127 11
1987/05/22 8 $1,490,336 -20% 872 $1,709   $59,101,463 12

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