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Mars Attacks! (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,771,017Details
International Box Office $63,600,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $101,371,017
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$80,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 13th, 1996 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: June 17th, 1997 by Warner Home Video, released as Mars Attacks
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi fantasy violence and brief sexuality
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Keywords: Alien Invasion, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, White House Under Attack, Mars, First Contact
Source:Based on Toy
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Tim Burton
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 329 $6,657,694 Jan 3, 1997 24
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 263 $5,075,963 Dec 27, 1996 17
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 232 $10,220,830 Dec 27, 1996 17

Cast

   President Dale/Art Land
   Marsha Dale
   Barbara Land
   Donald Kessler
   Rude Gambler
Martin Short    Jerry Ross
Sarah Jessica Parker    Nathalie Lake
Michael J. Fox    Jason Stone
Rod Steiger    General Decker
Tom Jones    Himself
Lukas Haas    Richie Norris
Natalie Portman    Taffy Dale
Jim Brown    Byron Williams
Lisa Marie    Martian Girl
Sylvia Sidney    Grandma Norris
Pam Grier    Louise Williams
Jack Black    Billy Glenn Norris
Christina Applegate    Sharona
Barbet Schroeder    French President
Joe Don Baker    Glenn Norris
Rance Howard    Texas Investor

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Tim Burton
Story Creator    Jonathan Gems
Based on the trading cards created by    Topps
Cinematographer    Peter Suschitzky
Editor    Chris Lebenzon
Composer    Danny Elfman
Production Designer    Wynn Thomas
Supervising Art Director    James Hegedus
Art Director    John Dexter
Set Designer    Richard Berger
Set Decorator    Nancy Haigh
Costume Designer    Colleen Atwood
Costume Designer    Dennis Maitland Sr
Sound Designer    Randy Thom
Visual Effects Supervisor    James Mitchell
Visual Effects Supervisor    Michael Fink
Visual Effects Supervisor    David Andrews
Special Effects Supervisor    Michael Lantieri
Stunt Coordinator    Joe Dunne
Associate Producer    Paul Deason
Associate Producer    Mark S. Miller
Assistant Director    Tom Mack
Casting Director    Victoria Thomas
Dialogue Editor    Ewa Sztompke
Computer Graphics Supervisor    Roger Guyett

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/12/13 2 $9,384,272   1,955 $4,800   $9,384,272 1
1996/12/20 7 $4,674,116 -50% 1,955 $2,391   $16,655,376 2
1996/12/27 8 $5,075,963 +9% 1,955 $2,596   $25,846,508 3
1997/01/03 9 $3,433,575 -32% 1,901 $1,806   $33,779,762 4
1997/01/10 18 $1,005,268 -71% 1,022 $984   $35,538,268 5
1997/01/17 29 $359,261 -64% 390 $921   $36,184,359 6
1997/01/24 39 $100,366 -72% 158 $635   $36,343,818 7
1997/01/31 45 $68,891 -31% 104 $662   $36,446,205 8
1997/02/07 58 $37,967 -45% 82 $463   $36,504,429 9
1997/02/14 29 $364,572 +860% 406 $898   $36,882,518 10
1997/02/21 30 $239,656 -34% 379 $632   $37,202,443 11
1997/02/28 29 $193,226 -19% 327 $591   $37,471,556 12
1997/03/07 34 $121,212 -37% 232 $522   $37,650,012 13
1997/03/14 42 $72,193 -40% 167 $432   $37,754,208 14

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/12/13 2 $11,981,260   1,955 $6,129   $11,981,260 1
1996/12/20 7 $8,789,285 -27% 1,955 $4,496   $20,770,545 2
1996/12/27 8 $9,575,642 +9% 1,955 $4,898   $30,346,187 3
1997/01/03 10 $4,186,813 -56% 1,901 $2,202   $34,533,000 4
1997/01/10 19 $1,292,098 -69% 1,022 $1,264   $35,825,098 5
1997/01/17 29 $418,354 -68% 390 $1,073   $36,243,452 6
1997/01/24 39 $133,862 -68% 158 $847   $36,377,314 7
1997/01/31 45 $89,148 -33% 104 $857   $36,466,462 8
1997/02/07 51 $51,484 -42% 82 $628   $36,517,946 9
1997/02/14 28 $444,841 +764% 406 $1,096   $36,962,787 10
1997/02/21 29 $315,543 -29% 379 $833   $37,278,330 11
1997/02/28 29 $250,470 -21% 327 $766   $37,528,800 12
1997/03/07 32 $153,215 -39% 232 $660   $37,682,015 13

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