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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,504,513Details
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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

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,980 $25,504,513
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,995 $25,504,513
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 955 $25,504,513
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,250 $25,504,513

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,800,000
Domestic Releases: November 9th, 1984 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: August 26th, 1997 by New Line Home Video, released as Nightmare on Elm Street, A
August 26th, 1997 by New Line Home Video, released as A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 91 minutes
Franchise: Nightmare on Elm Street
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Keywords: Teenage Slasher
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Media Home Entertainment, Smart Egg Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Veterans Day (Opening, 3-Day) 91 $1,271,000 Nov 9, 1984 3
Veterans Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 86 $3,393,116 Nov 9, 1984 3

Leading Cast

   Nancy Thompson
   Fred Krueger

Supporting Cast

John Saxon    Lt. Thompson
Ronee Blakley    Marge Thompson
Amanda Wyss    Tina Gray
Nick Corri    Rod Lane
Johnny Depp    Glen Lantz
Charles Fleischer    Dr. King
Joseph Whipp    Sergeant Parker
Lin Shaye    Teacher
Joe Unger    Sergeant Garcia
Mimi Meyer-Craven    Nurse
Jack Shea    Minister
Edward Call    Mr. Lantz
Sandy Lipton    Mrs. Lantz
David Andrews    Foreman
Jeffrey Levine    Coroner
Donna Woodrum    Tina's Mom
Shashawnee Hall    Cop
Carol Pritikin    Cop
Brian Reise    Cop
Jason Adams    Surfer
Don Hannah    Surfer
Leslie Hoffman    Hallguard
Paul Grenier    Tina's Mom's Boyfriend

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Wes Craven    Screenwriter
Robert Shaye    Producer
Sara Risher    Co-Producer
Joseph Wolf    Executive Producer
Stanley Dudelson    Executive Producer
Rick Shaine    Editor
Jacques Haitkin    Director of Photography
Charles Bernstein    Music by
John Burrows    Associate Producer
Nick Batchelor    Assistant Director
Sean Cunningham    Second Unit Director
John Burrows    Production Manager
Amy Rabins    Production Supervisor
Gregg Fonseca    Production Designer
Anne Huntley    Set Decorator
Henning Schellerup    Second Unit Photography
Dana Lyman    Costume Designer
Lisa Jensen    Costume Supervisor
Patrick McMahon    Co-Editor
James LaRue    Production Sound Mixer
Jack Cooley    Re-recording Mixer
Jess Soraci    Supervising Sound Editor
Al Nahmias    Sound Editor
Kathy Logan    Make up
RaMona Fleetwood    Hairstylist
David Miller    Special Make-up Effects
Martin Kent    Words and Music by
Steve Karshner    Words and Music by
Michael Schurig    Words and Music by
Annette Benson    Casting
Tony Cecere    Stunt Coordinator

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1984/11/09 10 $1,271,000   165 $7,703   $1,271,000 1
1984/11/16 6 $1,634,000 +29% 274 $5,964   $3,090,000 2
1984/11/23 10 $1,477,970 -10% 255 $5,796   $4,985,670 3
1984/11/30 7 $1,130,330 -24% 230 $4,914   $6,511,320 4
1984/12/07 12 $486,700 -57% 207 $2,351   $7,220,490 5
1984/12/14 14 $337,360 -31% 126 $2,677   $7,659,250 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1984/11/09 11 $1,456,000   165 $8,824   $1,456,000 1
1984/11/16 6 $2,051,700 +41% 274 $7,488   $3,507,700 2
1984/11/23 10 $1,873,290 -9% 255 $7,346   $5,380,990 3
1984/11/30 8 $1,352,800 -28% 230 $5,882   $6,733,790 4
1984/12/07 12 $588,100 -57% 207 $2,841   $7,321,890 5

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