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Spaceballs (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,119,483Details
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,142 $38,119,483
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,098 $38,119,483
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 430 $38,119,483
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 575 $38,119,483

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$22,700,000
Domestic Releases: June 24th, 1987 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: April 25th, 2000 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: PG
Comparisons: vs. The Princess Bride
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Keywords: Spoof, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Intertitle, Prologue, Wedding Day, Arranged Marriage, Kidnap, Rescue, Good vs. Evil, Robot, Prince/Princess
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 207 $10,965,795 Jul 3, 1987 12

Supporting Cast

John Candy    Barf the mog, Copilot


Stephen Tobolowsky    Captain of the Guard
Dom DeLuise    Pizza the Hutt
Bill Pullman    Lone Starr, Space Bum
Joan Rivers    Dot Matrix
Daphne Zuniga    Princess Vespa
Harry Shearer    News Broadcaster
Dick Van Patten    King Roland, Ruler of Druidia
Tony Cox    Dink
John Hurt    Kane
Michael Winslow    Radar Technician
Rick Moranis    Lord Dark Helmet
Mel Brooks    President Skroob/Yogurt

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

Production and Technical Credits

John Morris    Composer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 28th, 2015

April 28th, 2015

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 21st, 2012

August 22nd, 2012

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Featured Blu-ray Review: Spaceballs: 25th Anniversary Edition

August 16th, 2012

This is not the first time Spaceballs has been released on high definition, as it has come out on a Blu-ray Combo Pack and as part of a Box Set. If you missed out before, is this one worth picking up? Is it worth the double-dip for those that already own it? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 7th, 2012

August 7th, 2012

This is not a really slow week on the home market this week, as we have The Lorax coming out, and it was the highest-grossing animated film of the year, until Brave overtook is very recently, so it should be a big seller on the home market. Unfortunately, it is the only major release of the week. There are some other releases worth checking out, a few worth picking up, but very few that are contenders for Pick of the Week. High Fidelity is a great movie, but its Blu-ray debut is Shovelware. Personally, I think Spaceballs is really underrated, but this is not the first time it has been released on Blu-ray and double-dips are rarely Pick of the Week material. In the end, I'm going with My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, because I liked the first DVD release more than I thought I would. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/06/26 2 $6,613,837   1,384 $4,779   $9,145,683 1
1987/07/03 2 $4,779,962 -28% 1,389 $3,441   $18,357,173 2
1987/07/10 9 $3,203,407 -33% 1,372 $2,335   $24,525,660 3
1987/09/04 30 $197,980   231 $857   $36,725,144 11

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/06/26 2 $11,045,365   1,384 $7,981   $13,577,211 2
1987/07/03 3 $7,745,042 -30% 1,389 $5,576   $21,322,253 3