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The Thing (1982)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,782,838Details
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  2. News
  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 4,201-4,300) 4,260 $13,782,838
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,501-5,600) 5,506 $13,782,838
All Time Domestic Box Office for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 192 $13,782,838
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 223 $13,782,838

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 25th, 1982 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: September 9th, 1998 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Thing, The
Franchise: The Thing
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Keywords: Alien Invasion, Parasite, Doppelganger, Marooned, Isolation Horror, Monster, Body Horror
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) 240 $9,070,766 Jul 2, 1982 10

Leading Cast

   R.J. MacRaedy


T.K. Carter    Nauls
Adrienne Barbeau    Computer Voice
Richard Masur    Clark
Keith David    Childs
Wilford Brimley    Dr. Blair

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

Production and Technical Credits


Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1982/06/25 8 $3,107,897   840 $3,700   $3,107,897 1
1982/07/02 8 $2,973,027 -4% 910 $3,267   $8,367,389 2
1982/07/09 9 $1,921,742 -35% 753 $2,552   $11,540,408 3
1982/07/16 14 $1,073,578 -44% 440 $2,440   $13,782,838 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1982/06/25 8 $5,394,362   840 $6,422   $5,394,362 1
1982/07/02 8 $4,224,304 -22% 910 $4,642   $9,618,666 2
1982/07/09 9 $3,090,594 -27% 753 $4,104   $12,709,260 3

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/11/2010198,777 8,777$94,264$94,264605

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