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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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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) 335 $6,710,058 Jan 3, 1997 24
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 269 $5,075,963 Dec 27, 1996 17
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 235 $10,301,219 Dec 27, 1996 17

Leading Cast

   President Dale/Art Land
   Marsha Dale
   Barbara Land
   Donald Kessler
   Rude Gambler

Supporting Cast

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

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

Production and Technical Credits

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

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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