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North by Northwest (1959)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,275,000Details
International Box Office $9,942Details
Worldwide Box Office $13,284,942
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,327 $13,275,000
All Time International Box Office (Rank 11,001-11,100) 11,092 $9,942
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,585 $13,284,942

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 1st, 1959 (Wide)
International Releases: October 20th, 2017 (Wide), released as North by Northwest (Re: 2017) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: August 29th, 2000 by Turner Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 136 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States


Alfred Hitchcock    Man who misses bus


Leo G. Carroll    The Professor
James Mason    Phillip Vandamm
Martin Landau    Leonard
Cary Grant    Roger O. Thornhill
Eva Marie Saint    Eve Kendall

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

Production and Technical Credits


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 10th, 2012

January 9th, 2012

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Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 10/20/2017 $9,942 3 3 3 $9,942 10/25/2017
International Total$9,942 10/25/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/8/2009728,358 28,358$576,233$576,233480

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