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The Karate Kid 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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The Karate Kid

Directed by

John G. Avildsen

Starring

Actor
Character
Ralph Macchio
Daniel
Pat Morita
Miyagi
Martin Kove
Kreese
Randee Heller
Lucille
William Zabka
Johnny
Ron Thomas
Bobby
Rob Garrison
Tommy
Chad McQueen
Dutch
Tony ODell
Jimmy
Israel Juarbe
Freddy
William Bassett
Mr. Mills
Larry B. Scott
Jerry
Juli Fields
Susan
Dana Andersen
Barbara
Frank Burt Avalon
Chucky
Jeff Fishman
Billy
Ken Daly
Chris
Tom Fridley
Alan
Pat E. Johnson
Referee
Bruce Malmuth
Ring Announcer
Darryl Vidal
Karate Semi-Finalist
Frances Bay
Lady with Dog
Christopher Kriesa
Official
Bernie Kuby
Mr. Harris
Joan Lemmo
Restaurant Manager
Helen Siff
Cashier
Larry Drake
Yahoo #1
David Abbott
Molly Basler
Cheerleading Coach
Brian Davis
Boy in Bathroom
David De Lange
Waiter
Erik Felix
Karate Student
Peter Jason
Soccer Coach
Todd Lookinland
Chicken Boy
Clarence McGee Jr.
Referee #2
William Norren
Doctor
Sam Scarber
Referee #3
Scott Strader
Eddie
Chris Casamassa
Tournament Guest
Donald DeNoyer
Karate Student
Tom Levy
Cheering Kid
Andrew Shue
Member of Cobra Kai
Duff Tallahassee
Karate Fan #4
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Year: 1984
 126 minutes (2 hrs 06 mins)
UK release date UK release: 31st August 1984
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
US release date US release: 22nd June 1984
UK total gross
  £3 Million
US total gross
  $176.5 Million
Global total gross
  $91.1 Million
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£2,960,939
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The Karate Kid
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US total gross
$90,815,558
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The Karate Kid

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
Genres
Popular in these countries
  •  United States
  •  United Kingdom
  •  Canada
UK Box Office Info

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 13

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
The Karate Kid
1N
£1,464,767
£1,464,767
1▲▼
£732,384
£2,197,151
2
£366,192
£2,563,343
3
£183,096
£2,746,439
4
£91,548
£2,837,987
4▲▼
£45,774
£2,883,761
6
£22,887
£2,906,648
7
£11,444
£2,918,092
8
£5,722
£2,923,814
8▲▼
£2,861
£2,926,675
9
£1,431
£2,928,106
8
£716
£2,928,822
9
£32,117
£2,960,939
US Box Office Info

Highest US chart position: 2

Weeks on US box office: 4

US Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
39N
$125,789
$176,464,965
26N
$140,623
$140,623
2N
$225,000
$91,077,276
8
$109,000
$91,077,276
Global Box Office Release Breakdown
No Box Office Release Data
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