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Platoon (1986)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $137,963,328Details
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  5. Video Sales
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 394 $137,963,328
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,107 $137,963,328
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 61 $137,963,328
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 279 $137,963,328

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 19th, 1986 (Wide) by Orion Pictures
Video Release: December 10th, 1997 by Live / Artisan
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 119 minutes
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Keywords: Vietnam War, War, War Crimes, Sex Crimes, Voiceover/Narration, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Hemdale
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 36 $540,865 Jun 12, 1987 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 30 $784,403 Jun 5, 1987 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 33 $850,043 May 29, 1987 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 24 $1,310,511 May 22, 1987 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 31 $1,185,238 May 15, 1987 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 36 $1,289,247 May 8, 1987 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 34 $1,577,689 May 1, 1987 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 30 $1,977,665 Apr 24, 1987 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 20 $2,852,868 Apr 17, 1987 122
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 217 $6,544,815 Apr 17, 1987 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 27 $2,937,411 Apr 10, 1987 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 7 $4,737,808 Apr 3, 1987 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 19 $3,944,114 Mar 27, 1987 101
Fastest to $100m 635 $102,889,459 Mar 27, 1987 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 29 $3,828,038 Mar 20, 1987 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 22 $4,664,176 Mar 13, 1987 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 16 $6,109,812 Mar 6, 1987 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 16 $7,153,244 Feb 27, 1987 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend 89 $4,879 Feb 27, 1987 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 11 $8,216,207 Feb 20, 1987 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend 63 $6,364 Feb 20, 1987 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 3 $12,875,690 Feb 13, 1987 59
Fastest to $50m 1,415 $54,774,372 Feb 13, 1987 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend 22 $10,784 Feb 13, 1987 59
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day) 86 $12,875,690 Feb 13, 1987 59
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 30 $29,538,348 Feb 13, 1987 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 26 $8,179,149 Feb 6, 1987 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend 31 $9,555 Feb 6, 1987 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 41 $8,352,394 Jan 30, 1987 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend 19 $14,157 Jan 30, 1987 45
Theater Average 6th Weekend 27 $15,378 Jan 23, 1987 38
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 160 $7,549,787 Jan 23, 1987 38
Theater Average 5th Weekend 16 $21,441 Jan 16, 1987 31
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 230 $8,558,699 Jan 16, 1987 31
Theater Average 4th Weekend 27 $22,859 Jan 9, 1987 24

Leading Cast

   Sgt. Barnes
   Sgt. Elias
   Pvt. Chris Taylor

Supporting Cast

Forest Whitaker    Big Harold
Francesco Quinn    Rhah
John C. McGinley    Sergeant O'Neill
Richard Edson    Sal
Kevin Dillon    Bunny
Reggie Johnson    Junior
Keith David    King
Johnny Depp    Lerner
David Neidorf    Tex
Mark Moses    Lt. Wolfe
Chris Pedersen    Crawford
Tony Todd    Warren
Corkey Ford    Manny
Corey Glover    Francis
Ivan Kane    Tony
Paul Sanchez    Doc
J. Adam Glover    Sanderson
Bob Orwig    Gardner
Kevin Eshelman    Morehouse
James Terry McIlvain    Ace
Dale Dye    Capt. Harris
Peter Hicks    Parker
Basile Achara    Flash
Steve Barredo    Fu Sheng
Chris Castillejo    Rodriguez
Andrew B. Clark    Tubbs
Bernardo Manalili    Village Thief
Than Rogers    Village Chief's Wife
Li Thi Van    Village Chief's Daughter
Clarisa Ortacio    Old Woman
Romy Sevilla    One-legged Man
Mathew Westfall    Terrifield Soldier
Nick Nickelson    Mechanized Soldier
Warren McLean    Mechanized Soldier
Li Mai Tho    Rape Victim
Ron Barracks    Medic

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Oliver Stone    Screenwriter
Arnold Kopelson    Producer
John Daly    Executive Producer
Derek Gibson    Executive Producer
A. Kitman Ho    Co-Producer
Georges Delerue    Composer
H. Gordon Boos    Assistant Director
John Constantino    Production Manager
Ooty Moorehead    Production Supervisor
Bruno Rubeo    Production Designer
Rodel Cruz    Art Director
Doris Sherman Williams    Art Director
Roy Lachica    Set Dresser
Robert Richardson    Director of Photography
Tom Sigel    Second Unit Camera
Kathryn Morrrison    Costume Designer
Wynn Arenas    Costume Supervisor
Claire Simpson    Editor
Tom Finan    Associate Editor
Simon Kaye    Sound Mixer
John Wilkinson    Re-recording Mixer
Richard Rogers    Re-recording Mixer
Charles W. Grenzbach    Re-recording Mixer
Gordon Daniel    Supervising Sound Editor
David Campling    Sound Editor
Greg Dillon    Sound Editor
James J Klinger    Sound Editor
Tony Palk    Sound Editor
Richard Stone    Music Editor
Gordon J. Smith    Special Make-up Effects
Budd Carr    Music Supervisor
Pat Golden    Casting Director
Bob Morones    Casting Director
Warren McLean    Casting Director
Gil Arceo    Stunt Coordinator

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 24th, 2011

May 24th, 2011

While we have two first run releases coming out this week, the number one seller according to Amazon.com is a specialty release, and the bulk of the interesting titles are Blu-ray catalog releases. Granted, one of the first run releases nearly hit $100 million at the box office, but this is still a really bad sign in terms of overall sales. As far as the best of the best, that's a race between The Kids in the Hall: Complete Series Megaset and Platoon on Blu-ray. I'm going with the former for Pick of the Week, but make sure to check the price, as buying Death Comes to Town and the old Megaset might be cheaper. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Platoon

May 23rd, 2011

There has been a flood of Blu-ray catalog titles reaching my desk in the past few weeks. Platoon is the latest to do so, although it won't be the last such film for the week. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, it is coming out on Blu-ray, but how well has it aged in these two and a half decades? And does the Blu-ray do the film justice? More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/01/09 11 $1,668,713   73 $22,859   $6,377,668 4
1987/01/16 4 $3,730,715 +124% 174 $21,441   $11,110,235 5
1987/01/23 2 $3,290,933 -12% 214 $15,378   $16,220,910 6
1987/01/30 1 $8,352,394 +154% 590 $14,157   $26,560,509 7
1987/02/06 1 $8,179,149 -2% 856 $9,555   $38,342,073 8
1987/02/13 1 $12,875,690 +57% 1,194 $10,784   $54,774,372 9
1987/02/20 1 $8,216,207 -36% 1,291 $6,364   $65,873,971 10
1987/02/27 2 $7,153,244 -13% 1,466 $4,879   $75,918,222 11
1987/03/06 3 $6,109,812 -15% 1,554 $3,932   $84,585,081 12
1987/03/13 3 $4,664,176 -24% 1,556 $2,998   $91,641,557 13
1987/03/20 3 $3,828,038 -18% 1,554 $2,463   $97,263,950 14
1987/03/27 3 $3,944,114 +3% 1,560 $2,528   $102,889,459 15
1987/04/03 3 $4,737,808 +20% 1,544 $3,069   $109,933,502 16
1987/04/10 6 $2,937,411 -38% 1,536 $1,912   $114,398,785 17
1987/04/17 6 $2,852,868 -3% 1,509 $1,891   $118,710,507 18
1987/04/24 7 $1,977,665 -31% 1,452 $1,362   $121,527,020 19
1987/05/01 7 $1,577,689 -20% 1,306 $1,208   $123,871,390 20
1987/05/08 8 $1,289,247 -18% 1,203 $1,072   $125,826,736 21
1987/05/15 7 $1,185,238 -8% 1,099 $1,078   $127,551,060 22
1987/05/22 7 $1,310,511 +11% 978 $1,340   $129,397,905 23
1987/05/29 8 $850,043 -35% 883 $963   $130,600,043 24
1987/06/05 9 $784,403 -8% 782 $1,003   $131,755,562 25
1987/06/12 9 $540,865 -31% 609 $888   $132,761,962 26

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/01/09 6 $2,670,565   73 $36,583   $7,379,520 4
1987/01/16 2 $5,550,457 +108% 174 $31,899   $12,929,977 5
1987/01/23 1 $5,278,138 -5% 214 $24,664   $18,208,115 6
1987/01/30 1 $11,954,809 +126% 590 $20,262   $30,162,924 7
1987/02/06 1 $11,735,758 -2% 856 $13,710   $41,898,682 8
1987/02/13 1 $15,759,082 +34% 1,194 $13,199   $57,657,764 9
1987/02/20 1 $11,107,214 -30% 1,291 $8,604   $68,764,978 10
1987/02/27 2 $9,710,291 -13% 1,466 $6,624   $78,475,269 11
1987/03/06 2 $8,502,112 -12% 1,554 $5,471   $86,977,381 12
1987/03/13 2 $6,458,531 -24% 1,556 $4,151   $93,435,912 13
1987/03/20 3 $5,509,433 -15% 1,554 $3,545   $98,945,345 14
1987/03/27 3 $6,250,349 +13% 1,560 $4,007   $105,195,694 15
1987/04/03 3 $6,265,680 n/c 1,544 $4,058   $111,461,374 16
1987/04/10 6 $4,396,265 -30% 1,536 $2,862   $115,857,639 17
1987/04/17 7 $3,691,716 -16% 1,509 $2,446   $119,549,355 18
1987/04/24 6 $2,744,346 -26% 1,452 $1,890   $122,293,701 19
1987/05/01 7 $2,243,788 -18% 1,306 $1,718   $124,537,489 20
1987/05/08 7 $1,828,333 -19% 1,203 $1,520   $126,365,822 21
1987/05/15 6 $1,721,572 -6% 1,099 $1,566   $128,087,394 22
1987/05/22 7 $1,662,606 -3% 978 $1,700   $129,750,000 23
1987/05/29 8 $1,221,159 -27% 883 $1,383   $130,971,159 24
1987/06/05 6 $1,249,938 +2% 782 $1,598   $132,221,097 25

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/29/20111510,845 10,845$162,564$162,564703

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