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Poltergeist (1982)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $74,706,019Details
International Box Office $47,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $121,706,019
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,021 $74,706,019
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,649 $47,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,259 $121,706,019

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,700,000
Domestic Releases: June 4th, 1982 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: April 8th, 1997 by Turner Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 114 minutes
Franchise: Poltergeist
Comparisons: vs. The Exorcist
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Keywords: Hauntings
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 74 $143,331 Dec 3, 1982 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 62 $290,945 Nov 26, 1982 178
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 80 $385,617 Nov 5, 1982 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 40 $1,003,019 Oct 29, 1982 150
Fastest to $50m 1,404 $51,285,055 Jul 23, 1982 52
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 172 $12,990,461 Jul 2, 1982 31

Leading Cast

   Carol Anne Freeling

Supporting Cast

JoBeth Williams    Diane Freeling
Craig T. Nelson    Steve Freeling
Beatrice Straight    Dr. Lesh
Dominique Dunne    Dana Freeling
Oliver Robins    Robbie Freeling
Michael McManus    Ben Tuthill
Virginia Kiser    Mrs. Tuthill
Martin Casella    Marty
Richard Lawson    Ryan
Zelda Rubinstein    Tangina
James Karen    Mr. Teague
Lou Perry    Pugsley
Clair Leucart    Bulldozer Driver
Dirk Blocker    Jeff Shaw
Allan Graf    Neighbor
Joseph R. Walsh    Neighbor
Helen Baron    Woman Buyer
Noel Conlon    Husband
Robert Broyles    Pool Worker
Sonny Landham    Pool Worker
Jeff Bannister    Implosion Man
Phil Stone    Football Announcer
Dana Gendian    Special Child
Jaimi Gendian    Special Child

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Steven Spielberg    Producer
Frank Marshall    Producer
Steven Spielberg    Screenwriter
Michael Grais    Screenwriter
Mark Victor    Screenwriter
Steven Spielberg    Story Creator
Jerry Goldsmith    Composer
Kathleen Kennedy    Associate Producer
Pat Kehoe    Assistant Director
Dennis E. Jones    Production Manager
Thomas G. Smith    Production Supervisor
James H. Spencer    Production Designer
Cheryal Kearney    Set Decorator
Matthew F. Leonetti    Director of Photography
Richard Edlund    Visual Effects Supervisor
Bruce Nicholson    Optical Photography Supervisor
Michael Wood    Mechanical Effects Supervisor
Ann Lambert    Costume Supervisor
Michael Kahn    Editor
R. Fields    Associate Editor
Arthur Rochester    Sound Mixer
Bill Varney    Re-recording Mixer
Steve Maslow    Re-recording Mixer
Kevin O'Connell    Re-recording Mixer
Stephen Hunter Flick    Supervising Sound Editor
Richard L. Anderson    Supervising Sound Editor
Mark Mangini    Sound Effects Editor
John Chih Chao Dunn    Sound Effects Editor
Bonnie Koehler    Dialogue Editor
Warren Hamilton, Jr.    Dialogue Editor
Kenneth Hall    Music Editor
Craig Reardon    Special Make-up Effects
Harry V. Lojewski    Music Supervisor
Mike Fenton    Casting Director
Jane Feinberg    Casting Director
Marci Liroff    Casting Director
Glenn H. Randall Jr.    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
1982/06/04 3 $6,896,612   890 $7,749   $6,896,612 1
1982/06/11 4 $5,379,673 -22% 890 $6,045   $15,840,440 2
1982/06/18 6 $4,709,044 -12% 911 $5,169   $24,296,134 3
1982/06/25 7 $4,103,235 -13% 911 $4,504   $31,328,050 4
1982/07/02 7 $4,257,743 +4% 1,060 $4,017   $37,957,743 5
1982/07/09 5 $3,246,527 -24% 1,030 $3,152   $42,746,527 6
1982/07/16 7 $2,648,700 -18% 1,030 $2,572   $47,448,700 7
1982/07/23 8 $2,125,435 -20% 926 $2,295   $51,285,055 8
1982/07/30 9 $1,847,018 -13% 867 $2,130   $54,890,000 9
1982/08/06 9 $1,903,479 +3% 805 $2,365   $58,137,711 10
1982/08/13 12 $1,425,480 -25% 699 $2,039   $60,647,035 11
1982/08/20 14 $1,279,800 -10% 739 $1,732   $62,285,580 12
1982/08/27 17 $920,500 -28% 681 $1,352   $64,190,575 13
1982/09/03 19 $1,083,726 +18% 596 $1,818   $65,697,180 14
1982/09/10 9 $1,065,523 -2% 680 $1,567   $66,918,281 15
1982/09/17 13 $738,292 -31% 530 $1,393   $67,938,442 16
1982/09/24 13 $720,000 -2% 440 $1,636   $68,899,175 17
1982/10/01 19 $414,721 -42% 368 $1,127   $69,572,921 18
1982/10/08 20 $389,180 -6% 308 $1,264   $70,526,405 19
1982/10/15 22 $206,183 -47% 246 $838   $71,322,433 20
1982/10/22 18 $183,308 -11% 171 $1,072   $71,617,409 21
1982/10/29 9 $1,003,019 +447% 879 $1,141   $72,700,529 22
1982/11/05 12 $385,617 -62% 323 $1,194   $73,485,501 23
1982/11/12 13 $223,190 -42% 288 $775   $73,876,020 24
1982/11/19 16 $186,670 -16% 211 $885   $74,122,020 25
1982/11/26 15 $290,945 +56% 213 $1,366   $74,508,431 26
1982/12/03 15 $143,331 -51% 193 $743   $74,706,019 27

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1982/06/04 3 $10,460,767   890 $11,754   $10,460,767 1
1982/06/11 4 $9,126,323 -13% 890 $10,254   $19,587,090 2
1982/06/18 6 $7,637,725 -16% 911 $8,384   $27,224,815 3
1982/06/25 7 $6,475,185 -15% 911 $7,108   $33,700,000 4
1982/07/02 6 $5,800,000 -10% 1,060 $5,472   $39,500,000 5
1982/07/09 6 $5,300,000 -9% 1,030 $5,146   $44,800,000 6
1982/07/16 6 $4,359,620 -18% 1,030 $4,233   $49,159,620 7
1982/07/23 8 $3,883,362 -11% 926 $4,194   $53,042,982 8
1982/07/30 8 $3,191,250 -18% 867 $3,681   $56,234,232 9
1982/08/06 10 $2,987,323 -6% 805 $3,711   $59,221,555 10
1982/08/13 14 $1,784,225 -40% 699 $2,553   $61,005,780 11
1982/08/20 12 $2,264,295 +27% 739 $3,064   $63,270,075 12
1982/08/27 20 $1,343,379 -41% 681 $1,973   $64,613,454 13
1982/09/03 16 $1,239,304 -8% 596 $2,079   $65,852,758 14
1982/09/10 9 $1,347,392 +9% 680 $1,981   $67,200,150 15
1982/09/17 12 $979,025 -27% 530 $1,847   $68,179,175 16
1982/09/24 11 $979,025 n/c 440 $2,225   $69,158,200 17
1982/10/01 10 $979,025 n/c 368 $2,660   $70,137,225 18
1982/10/08 9 $979,025 n/c 308 $3,179   $71,116,250 19
1982/10/15 14 $317,851 -68% 246 $1,292   $71,434,101 20
1982/10/22 15 $263,409 -17% 171 $1,540   $71,697,510 21
1982/10/29 9 $1,402,374 +432% 879 $1,595   $73,099,884 22
1982/11/05 9 $552,946 -61% 323 $1,712   $73,652,830 23
1982/11/12 12 $282,520 -49% 288 $981   $73,935,350 24
1982/11/19 14 $282,136 n/c 211 $1,337   $74,217,486 25
1982/11/26 15 $345,202 +22% 213 $1,621   $74,562,688 26

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