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National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $61,400,000Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 29th, 1983 (Wide) by Warner Bros., released as National Lampoon's Vacation
Video Release: April 6th, 1999 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 98 minutes
Franchise: National Lampoon's Vacation
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Keywords: Family Vacations, Road Trip, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
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 1,345 $50,149,885 Sep 2, 1983 42
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 106 $11,414,721 Sep 2, 1983 38

Leading Cast

   Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Jr.

Supporting Cast

John Candy    Guard at Walleyworld
Anthony Michael Hall    Russell Griswold

Uncategorized

Randy Quaid    Cousin Eddie
Brian Doyle-Murray    Kamp Komfort Clerk
Frank McRae    Grover
Eugene Levy    Car Salesman
Jane Krakowski    Cousin Vicki
Imogene Coca    Aunt Edna
Beverly D'Angelo    Ellen Griswold
James Keach    Motorcycle Cop
Harold Ramis    Cop at Wally World
John Diehl    Assistant Mechanic

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/07/29 1 $8,333,358   1,175 $7,092   $8,333,358 1
1983/08/05 1 $7,191,832 -14% 1,230 $5,847   $20,721,199 2
1983/08/12 1 $6,161,649 -14% 1,253 $4,918   $31,072,408 3
1983/08/19 4 $4,028,780 -35% 1,252 $3,218   $38,365,442 4
1983/08/26 5 $3,410,591 -15% 1,246 $2,737   $43,924,299 5
1983/09/02 4 $4,008,514 +18% 1,248 $3,212   $49,398,171 6
1983/09/09 4 $2,271,155 -43% 1,193 $1,904   $52,421,040 7
1983/09/16 4 $1,800,559 -21% 1,124 $1,602   $54,940,238 8
1983/09/23 3 $1,502,252 -17% 1,104 $1,361   $56,991,352 9
1983/09/30 9 $1,080,602 -28% 935 $1,156   $58,526,630 10
1983/10/07 9 $970,890 -10% 867 $1,120   $59,840,990 11
1983/10/14 9 $636,081 -34% 704 $904   $60,684,903 12
1983/10/21 13 $482,989 -24% 576 $839   $61,399,552 13

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/07/29 1 $13,529,367   1,175 $11,514   $13,529,367 1
1983/08/05 1 $11,381,392 -16% 1,230 $9,253   $24,910,759 2
1983/08/12 1 $9,425,903 -17% 1,253 $7,523   $34,336,662 3
1983/08/19 4 $6,177,046 -34% 1,252 $4,934   $40,513,708 4
1983/08/26 4 $4,875,949 -21% 1,246 $3,913   $45,389,657 5
1983/09/02 4 $4,760,228 -2% 1,248 $3,814   $50,149,885 6
1983/09/09 4 $2,989,794 -37% 1,193 $2,506   $53,139,679 7
1983/09/16 4 $2,349,421 -21% 1,124 $2,090   $55,489,100 8
1983/09/23 3 $1,956,928 -17% 1,104 $1,773   $57,446,028 9
1983/09/30 8 $1,424,072 -27% 935 $1,523   $58,870,100 10
1983/10/07 8 $1,178,722 -17% 867 $1,360   $60,048,822 11
1983/10/14 8 $867,741 -26% 704 $1,233   $60,916,563 12

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