Coming to America

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Coming to America
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]

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, was released in December 2020.

Release dates[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  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