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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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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 1,390 $50,807,204 Apr 24, 1987 52
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 228 $6,322,393 Apr 17, 1987 45

Leading Cast

   Detective Sergeant Martin Riggs
   Sergeant Roger Murtaugh

Supporting Cast

Gary Busey    Mr. Joshua
Darlene Love    Trish Murtaugh
Traci Wolfe    Rianne Murtaugh
Steve Kahan    Captain Ed Murphy
Mary Ellen Trainor    Dr. Stephanie Woods

Cameos

Sven-Ole Thorsen    Mercenary
Ed O'Ross    Mendez

Uncategorized

Damon Hines    Nick Murtaugh
Ebonie Smith    Carrie Murtaugh
Jack Thibeau    Sergeant McCaskey

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Michael Kamen    Composer

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

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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