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 (100%)
$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
DateRankWeekly %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeek
May 25-311$4,758,639-91-$52,292$4,758,6391
Jun 1-71$3,623,506-23.9%91-$39,818$8,382,1452
Jun 8-141$4,300,753+18.7%132+41$32,581$12,682,8983
Jun 15-211$3,783,140-12%148+16$25,561$16,466,0384
Jun 22-281$8,312,008+119.7%635+487$13,089$24,778,0465
Jun 29-Jul 51$7,626,254-8.3%745+110$10,236$32,404,3006
Jul 6-121$5,334,535-30.1%757+12$7,046$37,738,8357
Jul 13-191$4,210,249-21.1%733-24$5,743$41,949,0848
Jul 20-261$3,566,295-15.3%695-38$5,131$45,515,3799
Jul 27-Aug 21$2,860,473-19.8%681-14$4,200$48,375,85210
Aug 3-91$2,414,912-15.6%613-68$3,939$50,790,76411
Aug 10-161$2,018,789-16.4%582-31$3,468$52,809,55312
Aug 17-231$1,542,198-23.6%419-163$3,680$54,351,75113
Aug 24-301$1,462,592-5.2%422+3$3,465$55,814,34314
Aug 31-Sep 61$1,269,842-13.2%369-53$3,441$57,084,18515
Sep 7-131$873,789-31.2%357-12$2,447$57,957,97416
Sep 14-201$655,978-24.9%317-40$2,069$58,613,95217
Sep 21-271$728,261+11%360+43$2,022$59,342,21318
Sep 28-Oct 41$522,438-28.3%291-69$1,795$59,864,65119