Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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.

All Releases

Domestic (44.1%)
$135,189,114
International (55.9%)
$171,700,000
Worldwide
$306,889,114
Summary Details
Domestic DistributorColumbia Pictures
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Budget$20,000,000
Earliest Release DateNovember 16, 1977 (Domestic)
Running Time2 hr 18 min
GenresDrama Sci-Fi

By Release

Release GroupRolloutMarketsDomesticInternationalWorldwide
Original ReleaseNovember 16, 1977Domestic$116,395,460$116,395,460
1980 Special EditionNovember 14, 1980Domestic$15,693,175$15,693,175
2016 Re-releaseMay 27, 2016United Kingdom$9,352$9,352
2017 Re-releaseSeptember 1, 2017-June 25, 2020Domestic, APAC$3,100,479$1,028$3,101,507
2020 Re-releaseAustralia$1,545$1,545

By Region

Domestic# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Domestic3$135,189,114458
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
United Kingdom1$9,3527,237
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Australia1$1,5456,511
New Zealand1$1,0285,649