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Young Frankenstein (1974)

Young Frankenstein
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $86,300,000Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $17,001,256 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,068,950 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $18,070,206
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  1. Summary
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


The grandson of Victor Frankenstein, a neurosurgeon, has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather, even changing the pronunciation of his name. When he discovers his grandfather's diary, he begins to feel differently, and returns to the family castle to satisfy his curiosity by replicating his ancestor’s experiments. In the process, he creates one very unique monster.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 829 $86,300,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,709 $86,300,000
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 148 $86,300,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 272 $86,300,000

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,800,000
Domestic Releases: December 15th, 1974 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
October 5th, 2016 (Special Engagement) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: November 3rd, 1998 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Keywords: Monster, Retro Black and White, Spoof, Mad Scientist, Father's Footsteps
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Fiery Angel
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Dr. Frankenstein

Supporting Cast

Peter Boyle    The Monster
Marty Feldman    Igor
Cloris Leachman    Frau Blucher
Teri Garr    Inga
Kenneth Mars    Inspector Kemp
Madeline Kahn    Elizabeth
Gene Hackman    The Blind Hermit
Richard Haydn    Herr Falkstein
Liam Dunne    Mr. Hilltop

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Production and Technical Credits

Mel Brooks    Screenwriter
Gene Wilder    Screenwriter
Mary Shelley    Story by
Michael Gruskoff    Producer
Dale Hennesy    Production Designer
John C. Howard    Editor
John Morris    Composer
Jonathan Tunick    Composer
Gerald Hirschfeld    Director of Photography

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

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Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/17/20072453,831 575,212$699,265$6,512,964450
9/23/20072348,426 851,179$400,967$9,869,689464
10/26/20142717,695 1,356,424$133,321$11,053,289834
11/2/20142023,965+35% 1,380,389$138,494$11,191,783835
11/9/20142914,371-40% 1,394,760$72,371$11,264,154836
9/4/20161515,836 1,950,198$117,028$14,586,279931
9/11/20161419,744+25% 1,969,942$98,937$14,685,216932
9/18/20161913,960-29% 1,983,902$76,558$14,761,775933
9/25/2016236,911-50% 1,990,813$42,017$14,803,792934
10/2/2016209,425+36% 2,000,238$56,804$14,860,596935
10/9/20161915,666+66% 2,015,904$94,751$14,955,348936
10/16/20162111,595-26% 2,027,499$69,300$15,024,647937
10/23/20161718,554+60% 2,046,053$98,277$15,122,924938
10/30/20162016,820-9% 2,062,873$89,889$15,212,814939
11/6/20162613,170-22% 2,076,043$67,827$15,280,641940

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/14/2014195,140 5,140$51,344$51,344828

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