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*batteries not included (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $32,945,797Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,477 $32,945,797
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,436 $32,945,797
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 510 $32,945,797
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 652 $32,945,797

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 18th, 1987 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 106 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 231 $10,561,422 Jan 1, 1988 17
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 256 $9,370,484 Dec 25, 1987 10

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Frank McRae    Harry
Elizabeth Pena    Marisa
Michael Carmine    Carlos
Dennis Boutsikaris    Mason
Tom Aldredge    Sid
Jane Hoffman    Muriel
John DiSanti    Gus
John Pankow    Kovacs
MacIntyre Dixon    DeWitt
Michael Greene    Lacey
Doris Belack    Mrs. Thompson
Wendy Schaal    Pamela
James LeGros    Goon
Jose Santana    Goon
Ronald L. Schwary    Louie
Susan Shoffner    Receptionist
Shelly Kurtz    Policeman at Hospital
Joseph Hamer    Policeman at Building
H. Clay Dear    Policeman at Building
Howard Renensland    Reporter
Judy Grafe    Reporter
Alice Beardsley    Nurse
Dick Martinsen    Fireman
Charles Raymond    Hector
Riki Colon    Band Member
Jon Imparato    Band Member
David Vasquez    Band Member
John Arceri    Chauffeur

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

Production and Technical Credits

Ronald L. Schwary    Producer
Steven Spielberg    Executive Producer
Kathleen Kennedy    Executive Producer
Frank Marshall    Executive Producer
James Horner    Composer
Mick Garris    Story Creator
Brad Bird    Screenwriter
Matthew Robbins    Screenwriter
Brent Maddock    Screenwriter
S.S. Wilson    Screenwriter
Gerald R. Molen    Associate Producer
Jerry Grandey    Assistant Director
Joe Johnston    Second Unit Director
Gerald R. Molen    Unit Production Manager
Ted Haworth    Production Designer
Angelo Graham    Art Director
George Robert Nelson    Set Decorator
John McPherson    Director of Photography
Dick Kratina    Second Unit Camera
Aggie Guerard Rodgers    Costume Designer
Tom Costich    Costume Supervisor
Cynthia Scheider    Editor
Gene Cantamessa    Sound Mixer
Bill Varney    Supervising
Michael Casper    Re-recording Mixer
Tom C McCarthy    Supervising Sound Editor
Don S. Walden    Sound Editor
William L. Manger    Sound Editor
Michael Redbourn    Sound Editor
Mark Gordon    Sound Editor
Else Blangsted    Supervising
James Flamberg    Music Editor
Rick Sharp    Make up
Susan Germaine    Hairstylist
Penny Perry    Casting Director
Thomas Rosales, 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
1987/12/18 4 $3,326,530   1,328 $2,505   $3,326,530 1
1987/12/25 6 $4,084,570 +23% 1,357 $3,010   $9,967,500 2
1988/01/01 5 $4,839,180 +18% 1,367 $3,540   $19,501,900 3
1988/01/08 5 $2,833,330 -41% 1,346 $2,105   $23,121,259 4
1988/01/22 13 $1,218,060   1,073 $1,135   $27,571,084 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/12/18 4 $5,882,930   1,328 $4,430   $5,882,930 1
1987/12/25 5 $8,779,790 +49% 1,357 $6,470   $14,662,720 2
1988/01/01 6 $5,625,209 -36% 1,367 $4,115   $20,287,929 3