Alien (1979)

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.

All Releases

Domestic (77.1%)
$81,900,459
International (22.9%)
$24,385,063
Worldwide
$106,285,522
Summary Details
Domestic DistributorTwentieth Century Fox
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Domestic Opening$3,527,881
Budget$11,000,000
Earliest Release DateMay 25, 1979 (Domestic)
MPAAR
Running Time1 hr 57 min
GenresHorror Sci-Fi

By Release

Release GroupRolloutMarketsDomesticInternationalWorldwide
Original ReleaseMay 25, 1979Domestic$78,944,891$78,944,891
2003 Director's CutOctober 22-January 31, 200415 markets$1,986,910$3,012,202$4,999,112
2019 Re-releaseOctober 31, 2014-October 13, 20193 markets$833,658$552,013$1,385,671
2015 Re-releaseFebruary 19, 2015Czech Republic$32,133$32,133
2017 Re-releaseMay 18, 2017Bolivia$32$32
2020 Re-releaseJuly 17-January 1, 20215 markets$135,000$49,354$184,354
1982 Re-releaseEMEA, APAC$137,425$137,425

By Region

Domestic# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Domestic4$81,900,459969
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
France1$4,727,9201,480
Sweden1$1,652,056524
United Kingdom4$1,495,0282,466
Germany1$1,015,2302,580
Spain1$842,2602,658
Italy1$661,7702,843
Netherlands1$314,6992,335
S/E/W Africa$291,50740
Austria$246,2191,865
Belgium1$228,8891,885
Norway1$124,9022,100
Denmark$117,1571,681
Greece and Cyprus$89,38046
Finland$88,1481,805
Israel$47,7031,170
Poland1$41,5502,745
Czech Republic1$32,1332,436
Egypt$24,0001,259
Portugal$18,9423,246
Iceland1$3,9492,542
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan1$4,462,9841,578
Australia3$3,494,2921,279
Hong Kong$594,9501,281
Philippines$216,2051,134
Taiwan$200,3261,395
Singapore$198,5301,537
New Zealand1$181,7952,129
Russia/CIS1$140,0153,708
Malaysia$137,3871,625
India$44,3591,595
Thailand$40,4782,291
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Mexico1$829,8422,155
Brazil$441,9742,000
Argentina$387,7331,341
Puerto Rico1$290,346140
Venezuela$181,6851,291
Chile$128,8051,256
Peru$99,2091,614
Central America$90,722228
Uruguay$64,239856
Jamaica$45,000121
Colombia$26,0182,281
Bolivia1$24,7271,246
Detailed breakdowns are not available for some areas.