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Close Encounters of the Third Kind General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Starring

Actor
Character
Richard Dreyfuss
François Truffaut
Teri Garr
Melinda Dillon
Bob Balaban
J. Patrick McNamara
Warren J. Kemmerling
Roberts Blossom
Philip Dodds
Cary Guffey
Shawn Bishop
Adrienne Campbell
Justin Dreyfuss
Lance Henriksen
Merrill Connally
George DiCenzo
Amy Douglass
Alexander Lockwood
Gene Dynarski
Mary Gafrey
Norman Bartold
Josef Sommer
Michael J. Dyer
Roger Ernest
Carl Weathers
F.J. ONeil
Phil Dodds
Randy Hermann
Hal Barwood
Matthew Robbins
David Anderson
Richard L. Hawkins
Craig Shreeve
Bill Thurman
Roy E. Richards
Gene Rader
Eumenio Blanco
Daniel Nunez
Chuy Franco
Luis Contreras
James Keane
Dennis McMullen
Cy Young
Tom Howard
Richard Stuart
Bob Westmoreland
Matt Emery
Galen Thompson
John Dennis Johnston
John Ewing
Keith Atkinson
Robert Broyles
Kirk Raymond
Bennett Wayne Dean Sr.
Basil Hoffman
J. Allen Hynek
Monty Jordan
Shay McLean
Clyde McLeod
Carl Neal
Monty OGrady
Murray Pollack
Stephen Powers
Howard K. Smith
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1978
 138 minutes (2 hrs 18 mins)
UK release date Released: 17th March 1978
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating

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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£6,129,784
1092
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1093

US total gross
$135,189,114
425
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Global total gross
$306,088,635
470
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
Genres
Popular in these countries
  •  United Kingdom
  •  New Zealand
  •  Russia
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 9

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£2,329,964
£2,329,964
2
£1,451,637
£3,781,601
1
£1,072,472
£4,854,073
1▲▼
£653,309
£5,507,382
2
£419,164
£5,926,546
4
£69,964
£5,996,510
3
£66,637
£6,063,147
2
£53,310
£6,116,457
2▲▼
£13,327
£6,129,784
Box Office Gross Flow
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653.3K
419.2K

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