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Licence to Kill (1989)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,667,015Details
International Box Office $121,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $156,167,015
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,363 $34,667,015
All Time International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 692 $121,500,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,003 $156,167,015

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$42,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 14th, 1989 (Wide) by MGM, released as License to Kill
Video Release: October 19th, 1999 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for action violence and drug content. (Edited for re-rating.)
Running Time: 133 minutes
Franchise: James Bond
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Keywords: Secret Agent
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   James Bond


Desmond Llewelyn    Q
Frank McRae    Sharkey
Robert Brown    M
Carey Lowell    Pam Bouvier
Robert Davi    Franz Sanchez
Talisa Soto    Lupe Lamora
Everett McGill    Killifer
Benicio del Toro    Dario
Caroline Bliss    Miss Moneypenny
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa    Kwanq
Carl Ciarfalio    Warehouse Guard
Anthony Zerbe    Milton Krest
David Hedison    Felix Leiter
Wayne Newton    Professor Joe Butcher
Branscombe Richmond    Barrelhead Bar Patron

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Production and Technical Credits

Michael Kamen    Composer
Janet Hirshenson    Casting Director
Jane Jenkins    Casting Director
Neil Corbould    Special Effects
Michael G. Wilson    Screenwriter
Michael G. Wilson    Producer
Barbara Broccoli    Associate Producer
Albert R. Broccoli    Producer
Michael Ford    Set Decorator
Chris Corbould    Special Effects Supervisor

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
1989/07/14 4 $8,774,776   1,575 $5,571   $8,774,776 1
1989/07/21 5 $5,100,314 -42% 1,587 $3,214   $18,134,933 2
1989/07/28 7 $3,410,486 -33% 1,508 $2,262   $24,275,616 3
1989/09/01 23 $585,441   526 $1,113   $33,197,509 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1989/07/14 4 $13,034,619   1,575 $8,276   $13,034,619 1
1989/07/21 5 $7,830,511 -40% 1,587 $4,934   $20,865,130 2

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records