Alien

After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Grosses

Domestic (77.6%)
$78,944,891
Summary Details
DistributorTwentieth Century Fox
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Opening$3,527,881
91 theaters
Budget$11,000,000
Release Date (Wide)May 25, 1979 (Jun 22, 1979)
MPAAR
Running Time1 hr 57 min
GenresHorror Sci-Fi
In Release221 days/31 weeks
Widest Release757 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
May 25-28
Memorial Day wknd
1$3,527,881-91-$38,767$3,527,8811
Jun 1-31$2,192,024-91-$24,088$6,950,6632
Jun 8-101$2,669,177+21.8%132+41$20,221$11,051,3223
Jun 15-172$2,240,772-16.1%148+16$15,140$14,923,6704
Jun 22-241$5,312,945+137.1%635+487$8,366$21,778,9835
Jun 29-Jul 12$4,560,137-14.2%745+110$6,120$29,338,1836
Jul 6-81$3,391,197-25.6%757+12$4,479$35,795,4977
Jul 13-151$2,777,042-18.1%733-24$3,788$40,515,8778
Jul 20-223$2,246,329-19.1%695-38$3,232$44,195,4139
Jul 27-293$1,816,627-19.1%681-14$2,667$47,332,00610
Aug 3-51$1,533,612-15.6%613-68$2,501$49,909,46411
Aug 10-121$1,301,922-15.1%582-31$2,236$52,092,68612
Aug 17-191$993,340-23.7%419-163$2,370$53,802,89313
Aug 24-262$957,284-3.6%422+3$2,268$55,309,03514
Aug 31-Sep 3
Labor Day wknd
1$1,049,075-369-$2,843$56,863,418-
Sep 7-91$649,505-357-$1,819$57,733,69016
Sep 14-161$485,711-25.2%317-40$1,532$58,443,68517
Sep 21-231$540,887+11.4%360+43$1,502$59,154,83918
Sep 28-301$393,452-27.3%291-69$1,352$59,735,66519
Oct 5-72$286,282-27.2%240-51$1,192$60,150,93320
Oct 5-8
Columbus Day wknd
2$18,793,958----$78,944,891-