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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $203,464,105Details
International Box Office $311,955,722Details
Worldwide Box Office $515,419,827
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 187 $203,464,105
All Time International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 195 $311,955,722
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 186 $515,419,827
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 17 $203,464,105
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 17 $311,955,722
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 15 $515,419,827

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$100,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 2nd, 1991 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
August 25th, 2017 (Limited) by Distrib Films, released as Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D
International Releases: January 2nd, 1991 (Wide), released as Exterminador Implacável 2: O Dia do Julgamento (Portugal)
August 25th, 2017 (Wide), released as Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3d (Australia)
August 25th, 2017 (Wide), released as Terminatorius 2. Paskutinio teismo diena 3D (Lithuania)
August 25th, 2017 (Wide), released as Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Re release) (Netherlands)
August 25th, 2017 (Wide), released as Terminator 2: Judgement Day (3D Reissue) (New Zealand)
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Video Release: October 22nd, 1997 by Live / Artisan
MPAA Rating: R for strong sci-fi action and violence, and for language.
Running Time: 136 minutes
Franchise: Terminator
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Keywords: Visual Effects, End of the World, Time Travel, Yesterday's Tomorrow, 1990s, Robot, 3D Re-release, 2020s, Los Angeles, Near Future, Voiceover/Narration, Prologue, Foster Family, Dysfunctional Family, Mental Hospital
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Carolco Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 99 $588,657 Nov 15, 1991 138
Fastest to $100m 185 $201,858,746 Nov 15, 1991 138
Fastest to $150m 184 $201,858,746 Nov 15, 1991 138
Fastest to $200m 184 $201,858,746 Nov 15, 1991 138
Fastest to $50m 195 $201,858,746 Nov 15, 1991 138
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 99 $2,481,453 Sep 13, 1991 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 90 $3,106,995 Sep 6, 1991 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 54 $5,401,293 Aug 30, 1991 61
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 173 $5,401,293 Aug 30, 1991 61
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 103 $11,751,978 Aug 30, 1991 61
Biggest Domestic July Weekend 100 $31,765,506 Jul 5, 1991 5
Top Sony Pictures Weekend Domestic 76 $31,765,506 Jul 5, 1991 5
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 29 $31,765,506 Jul 5, 1991 5
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 19 $69,114,499 Jul 5, 1991 5
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day) 21 $31,765,506 Jul 5, 1991 5
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 17 $69,114,499 Jul 5, 1991 5

Leading Cast

   The Terminator

Supporting Cast

Linda Hamilton    Sarah Connor
Edward Furlong    John Connor
Robert Patrick    T-1000
Earl Boen    Dr. Peter Silberman
Joe Morton    Miles Bennett Dyson
S. Epatha Merkerson    Tarissa Dyson
Castulo Guerra    Enrique Salceda
Jenette Goldstein    Janelle Voight
Xander Berkeley    Todd Voight
Leslie Hamilton Gearren    T-1000 Sarah
Ken Gibbel    Douglas
Robert Winley    Cigar Biker
Pete Schrum    Lloyd
Shane Wilder    Trucker
Michael Edwards    Old John Connor
Jared Lounsbery    Kid
Casey Chavez    Kid
Ennalls Berl    Bryant
Don Lake    Mossberg
Richard Vidan    Weatherby
Tom McDonald    Cop
Jim Palmer    Jock
Gerard Williams    Jock
Gwenda Deacon    Night Nurse
Don Stanton    Lewis the Guard
Dan Stanton    Lewis as T-1000
Colin Patrick Lynch    Attendant
Noel Evangelisti    Hospital Guard
Nikki Cox    Girl
Lisa Brinegar    Girl
DeVaughn Nixon    Danny Dyson
Tony Simotes    Vault Guard
Diane Rodriguez    Jolanda Salceda
Dalton Abbott    Infant John Connor
Ron Young    Pool Cue Biker
Charles Robert Brown    Tatoo Biker
Abdul Salaam El Razzac    Gibbons
Mike Muscat    Moshier
Dean Norris    SWAT Team Leader
Charles Tamburro    Police Chopper Pilot
J. Rob Jordan    Pickup Truck Driver
Terrence Evans    Tanker Truck Driver
Denney Pierce    Burley Attendant
Mark Christopher Lawrence    Burley Attendant
Pat Kouri    SWAT Leader
Van Ling    Cyberdyne Tech

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
James Cameron    Screenwriter
William Wisher    Screenwriter
Adam Greenberg    Screenwriter
James Cameron    Story Creator
Gale Anne Hurd    Story Creator
James Cameron    Producer
Gale Anne Hurd    Executive Producer
Mario Kassar    Executive Producer
Joseph Nemec III    Production Designer
Michael Novotny    Production Designer-Special Visual Effects Sequences
Conrad Buff    Editor
Mark Goldblatt    Editor
Richard A. Harris    Editor
Brad Fiedel    Composer
Adam Greenberg    Director of Photography
B.J Rack    Co-Producer
Stephanie Austin    Co-Producer
J. Michael Haynie    Assistant Director
Terry Miller    Assistant Director
Gary Davis    Second Unit Director
Dirk Petersmann    Unit Production Manager
Joseph P. Lucky    Art Director
John M. Dwyer    Set Decorator
Dennis Skotak    Supervising Photography-Special Visual Effects Sequences
Michael A. Benson    Second Unit Camera
David L. Butler    Additional Photography (Aerial)
Robert Skotak    Visual Effects Supervisor
Dennis Muren    Visual Effects Supervisor
Gene Warren, Jr.    Visual Effects Supervisor
Marlene Stewart    Costume Designer
Bruce R. Hogard    Costume Supervisor
Lee Orloff    Sound Mixer
Tom Johnson    Re-recording Mixer
Gary Rydstrom    Re-recording Mixer
Gary Summers    Re-recording Mixer
Gloria S. Borders    Supervising Sound Editor
Robert Shoup    Sound Effects Editor
Tim Holland    Sound Effects Editor
Teresa Eckton    Sound Effects Editor
Ken Fischer    Sound Effects Editor
Richard Hymns    Sound Effects Editor
Ethan Van der Ryn    Sound Effects Editor
Larry Oatfield    Sound Effects Editor
Gary Rydstrom    Sound Designer
Paige Sartorius    Dialogue Editor
Stacey Foiles    Dialogue Editor
Ewa Sztompke    Dialogue Editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle    Dialogue Editor
Sara Bolder    Dialogue Editor
Allan K. Rosen    Music Editor
Jeff Dawn    Make up
Peter Tothpal    Hairstylist
Stan Winston    Special Makeup and Terminator Effects
Mali Finn    Casting Director
Joel Kramer    Stunt Coordinator
Gary Davis    Stunt Coordinator

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

Weekend Predictions: Will Hitman Assassinate the Box Office?

August 31st, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Not only will this weekend likely be the worst weekend of the year, there’s a very high likelihood it will be the worst weekend in over a decade. It arguably could be the worst weekend of all time. There are no wide releases, or even semi-wide releases. The widest “new” release of the week is the 40th Anniversary re-release for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, but last week’s 3D re-release for Terminator 2: Judgment Day suggests it won't come close to the top ten. Tulip Fever is a long-delayed Weinstein Co. release and just avoiding the Mendoza Line would be a reason to celebrate. Up next in terms of theater counts is Hazlo Como Hombre. It is a Chilean film and films aimed at Hispanics have had success in recent years. They only need to earn just over $2 million during the three-day weekend to reach the top ten, so one of them could get there, but that’s not a sure thing. This leaves The Hitman’s Bodyguard with an easy path to first place. This weekend last year, the biggest new release was The Light Between Oceans, which earned just under $5 million. Sadly, this might be more than all three new releases earn this year. Last year the overall box office finished just under $100 million. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Beach Rats, Cats, and Dogs

August 25th, 2017

Unleashed

There are not a lot of prime choices on this week’s list of limited releases. Beach Rats is likely going to be the biggest hit, but Unleashed only costs $10 to buy on Video on Demand, which is a good deal. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 23rd, 2010

November 22nd, 2010

This Friday is Black Friday, but there's a lull on the home market with not a whole lot of great releases. (This is the usual pattern for Thanksgiving.) The biggest hit coming out is The Expendables, which should top the chart, while there are a number of smaller releases that are in contention for Pick of the Week. The best of these is Metropolis: The Complete Metropolis, which comes out on Blu-ray this week after being released on DVD last week. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/07/05 1 $31,765,506   2,274 $13,969   $52,306,548 1
1991/07/12 1 $20,738,340 -35% 2,289 $9,060   $90,429,618 2
1991/07/19 1 $14,895,425 -28% 2,349 $6,341   $115,314,239 3
1991/07/26 1 $11,051,400 -26% 2,445 $4,520   $133,612,304 4
1991/08/02 2 $8,587,790 -22% 2,495 $3,442   $147,713,569 5
1991/08/09 3 $6,725,035 -22% 2,389 $2,815   $159,166,629 6
1991/08/16 2 $5,544,350 -18% 2,263 $2,450   $168,449,764 7
1991/08/23 3 $4,089,720 -26% 2,076 $1,970   $175,583,219 8
1991/08/30 3 $5,401,293 +32% 1,888 $2,861   $183,122,792 9
1991/09/06 2 $3,106,995 -42% 1,800 $1,726   $187,253,083 10
1991/09/13 4 $2,481,453 -20% 1,651 $1,503   $190,746,136 11
1991/09/20 5 $2,063,232 -17% 1,592 $1,296   $193,624,962 12
1991/09/27 7 $1,252,960 -39% 1,312 $955   $195,572,034 13
1991/10/11 15 $664,020   612 $1,085   $198,037,242 15
1991/11/15 16 $588,657   717 $821   $201,858,746 20
2017/08/25 25 $552,773   371 $1,490   $202,411,519 1,365
2017/09/01 38 $177,979 -68% 297 $599   $203,343,310 1,366

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/07/02 1 $2,400,000   2,274 $1,055   $2,400,000 0
1991/07/03 1 $9,261,072 +286% 2,274 $4,073   $11,661,072 1
1991/07/04 1 $8,879,970 -4% 2,274 $3,905   $20,541,042 2

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/07/05 1 $49,150,236   2,274 $21,614   $69,691,278 2
1991/07/12 1 $30,727,536 -37% 2,289 $13,424   $100,418,814 3
1991/07/19 1 $22,142,090 -28% 2,349 $9,426   $122,560,904 4
1991/07/26 1 $16,564,875 -25% 2,445 $6,775   $139,125,779 5
1991/08/02 2 $13,315,815 -20% 2,495 $5,337   $152,441,594 6
1991/08/09 3 $10,463,820 -21% 2,389 $4,380   $162,905,414 7
1991/08/16 2 $8,588,085 -18% 2,263 $3,795   $171,493,499 8
1991/08/23 2 $6,228,000 -27% 2,076 $3,000   $177,721,499 9
1991/08/30 4 $6,424,589 +3% 1,888 $3,403   $184,146,088 10
1991/09/06 2 $4,118,595 -36% 1,800 $2,288   $188,264,683 11
1991/09/13 4 $3,297,047 -20% 1,651 $1,997   $191,561,730 12
1991/09/20 4 $2,757,344 -16% 1,592 $1,732   $194,319,074 13
2017/08/25 24 $753,812   371 $2,032   $203,165,331 1,366
2017/09/01 37 $263,297 -65% 297 $887   $203,428,628 1,367
2017/09/08 67 $15,572 -94% 44 $354   $203,444,200 1,368
2017/09/15 69 $15,572 n/c 44 $354   $203,459,772 1,369
2017/09/22 90 $4,333 -72% 3 $1,444   $203,464,105 1,370

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 8/25/2017 $115,991 120 120 148 $170,264 9/11/2017
Czech Republic 9/8/2017 $15,482 61 61 86 $37,378 9/26/2017
Lithuania 8/25/2017 $13,848 0 0 0 $23,896 9/12/2017
Netherlands 8/25/2017 $18,629 46 46 46 $59,419 8/28/2017
New Zealand 8/25/2017 $34,266 31 31 46 $45,580 9/5/2017
Portugal 1/2/1991 $0 0 10 10 $5,369 5/11/2018
Russia (CIS) 8/25/2017 $369,332 799 799 1631 $673,541 9/13/2017
Slovakia 9/1/2017 $15,738 43 43 65 $33,108 9/26/2017
Turkey 8/25/2017 $34,416 138 138 206 $77,877 9/6/2017
 
Rest of World $310,829,290
 
International Total$311,955,722 5/11/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/21/20096117,566 195,872$586,654$977,401609

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/16/20091018,148 18,148$217,593$217,593617
8/15/2010195,474 114,571$98,484$1,952,330669
8/22/2010109,766+78% 124,337$175,698$2,128,028670
8/29/2010195,015-49% 129,352$90,212$2,218,240671
10/16/20111712,947 216,946$205,593$3,609,168730
10/23/20111911,333-12% 228,279$181,558$3,790,726731

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