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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,747,385Details
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 19th, 1986 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: April 1st, 1992 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material including comic horror violence, substance abuse, language and sex references.
(Rating bulletin 2205, 1/11/2012)
Comparisons: vs. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Keywords: Killer Plants
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 271 $7,391,798 Jan 16, 1987 31
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 260 $9,187,570 Jan 2, 1987 17
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 272 $5,042,682 Dec 26, 1986 10
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 199 $12,192,145 Dec 26, 1986 10

Leading Cast

   Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.

Supporting Cast

Bill Murray    Arthur Denton
John Candy    Wink Winkilson
Tisha Campbell-Martin    Chiffon


Christopher Guest    The First Customer


Vincent Gardenia    Mr. Mushnik
Ellen Greene    Audrey
Tichina Arnold    Crystal
Rick Moranis    Seymour Krelborn
Michael Shannon    TV Reporter
James Belushi    Patrick Martin

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

Production and Technical Credits


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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 9th, 2012

October 8th, 2012

It is a soft week for new releases with only Prometheus looking strong. The film has earned polarizing reviews, so while many will like it, it's probably best to rent the DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 3D Combo Pack instead of buying outright. There are some TV on DVD releases and limited releases coming out this week, but you have to look to the catalogue Blu-rays coming out this week that are contenders for Pick of the Week. E.T. The Extraterrestrial, hasn't arrived yet, but its Anniversary Edition Blu-ray could be the best film on this week's list. However, Dial M for Murder in 3D is also a contender. 3D is still a niche market, so E.T. is the best bet for Pick of the Week. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/12/19 4 $3,659,884   866 $4,226   $3,659,884 1
1986/12/26 7 $5,042,682 +38% 866 $5,823   $11,412,248 2
1987/01/02 5 $4,004,838 -21% 866 $4,625   $19,546,049 3
1987/01/09 4 $3,057,666 -24% 838 $3,649   $23,727,232 4
1987/01/16 6 $3,222,066 +5% 1,183 $2,724   $27,081,027 5
1987/01/23 7 $2,093,847 -35% 1,178 $1,777   $30,810,276 6
1987/01/30 9 $1,719,329 -18% 1,050 $1,637   $33,126,503 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1986/12/19 4 $6,369,566   866 $7,355   $6,369,566 1
1986/12/26 6 $9,171,645 +44% 866 $10,591   $15,541,211 2
1987/01/02 5 $5,128,355 -44% 866 $5,922   $20,669,566 3
1987/01/09 5 $3,189,395 -38% 838 $3,806   $23,858,961 4
1987/01/16 5 $4,857,468 +52% 1,183 $4,106   $28,716,429 5
1987/01/23 7 $2,690,745 -45% 1,178 $2,284   $31,407,174 6

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/14/2012188,911 8,911$218,143$218,1431,072

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