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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,087,064Details
International Box Office $18,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $30,087,064
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,513 $12,087,064
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,862 $18,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,610 $30,087,064

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$114,000
Domestic Releases: October 1st, 1968 (Wide) by Walter Reade Organization
October 13th, 2017 (Limited) by Janus Films
Video Release: July 10th, 1997 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 96 minutes
Franchise: George A. Romero's Dead Series
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Keywords: Zombies, Death of a Son or Daughter, Surprise Twist, Death of a Sibling, African-American, Retro Black and White, Scene in End Credits
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States


Judith O’Dea   
Duane Jones   

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Production and Technical Credits

George A. Romero    Screenwriter
George A. Romero    Editor
George A. Romero    Director of Photography

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/13 65 $5,452   1 $5,452   $12,005,452 2,559
2017/10/20 69 $8,270 +52% 5 $1,654   $12,022,385 2,560
2017/10/27 55 $22,495 +172% 8 $2,812   $12,068,303 2,561
2017/11/03 85 $1,837 -92% 1 $1,837   $12,086,032 2,562

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/13 67 $8,663   1 $8,663   $12,014,115 2,560
2017/10/20 54 $31,693 +266% 8 $3,962   $12,045,808 2,561
2017/10/27 51 $38,387 +21% 8 $4,798   $12,084,195 2,562
2017/11/03 85 $2,869 -93% 1 $2,869   $12,087,064 2,563

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/18/2018635,858 35,858$794,262$794,2621,076

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