Coming to America

1988 film by John Landis

Coming to America is a 1988 comedy movie directed by John Landis. It is about an African prince who comes to the United States in hopes of finding a woman he can marry. It stars Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Ralph Bellamy, and Don Ameche. It was released on June 29, 1988. A sequel, Coming 2 America, will be released in December 2020.

Coming to America
File:ComingtoAmerica1988MoviePoster.jpg
Theatrical release poster illustrated by Drew Struzan
Directed byJohn Landis
Produced byGeorge Folsey Jr.
Robert D. Wachs
Screenplay by
Story byEddie Murphy
Starring
Music byNile Rodgers
CinematographySol Negrin
Woody Omens
Edited byMalcolm Campbell
George Folsey Jr.
Production
company
Eddie Murphy Productions
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 29, 1988 (1988-06-29)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$36 million[1]
Box office$288.8–350 million[1][2][3][4]

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  United States 29 June 1988
  Norway 2 August 1988
  Ireland 5 August 1988
  France 24 August 1988
  Australia 25 August 1988
  West Germany 1 September 1988
  Argentina 8 September 1988
  Denmark 16 September 1988
  Spain 16 September 1988
  Finland 23 September 1988
  Taiwan 24 September 1988
  Italy 30 September 1988
  Portugal 30 September 1988
  Netherlands 6 October 1988
  Sweden 21 October 1988
  Brazil 27 October 1988
  Hong Kong 17 November 1988
  Japan 17 December 1988
  Peru 19 January 1989
  Hungary 3 August 1989
  Turkey 10 August 1990

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bach, Steven (August 30, 1992). "Gross Profit: Fatal Subtraction: The inside story of Buchwald v. Paramount". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  2. "Coming to America (1988)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  3. Mcdougal, Dennis (February 4, 1990). "Murphy movie made millions, but stayed in red". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  4. Coming to America at the American Film Institute Catalog