Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Roy Neary, an Indiana electric lineman, finds his quiet and ordinary daily life turned upside down after a close encounter with a UFO, spurring him to an obsessed cross-country quest for answers as a momentous event approaches.


Domestic (100%)
Summary Details
DistributorColumbia Pictures
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Release Date (Wide)Nov 16, 1977 (Feb 3, 1978)
Running Time2 hr 18 min
GenresDrama Sci-Fi
In Release411 days/58 weeks
Widest Release650 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Dec 26Monday1$3,026,559--571$5,300$21,668,75841