DISASTER FILM GUIDE

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DISASTER FILM DATA (LAST UPDATE 8/23/17)

STUDIO/DIVISION/PROD. CO.

USA RELEASE DATE

MPAA RATING

US GROSS MILLIONS

BUDGET MILLIONS

THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII

RKO

October 18 1935

NR

 

1

SAN FRANCISCO

MGM

June 26 1936

NR

 

1.3

IN OLD CHICAGO

Fox

April 15 1938

NR

3.0

1.8

LIFEBOAT

Fox

January 12 1944

NR

   

TITANIC

Fox

April 16 1953

NR

   

THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY

Warner Brothers/Paramount

July 3 1954

NR

5.2

 

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

Rank

December 16 1958

NR

 

1.6

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

Fox

July 12 1961

PG

   

CRACK IN THE WORLD

Paramount

April 15 1965

NR

 

.6

AIRPORT

Universal

March 5 1970

G

100.5

10

THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN

Universal

March 12 1971

G

16.4

 

SKYJACKED

MGM

May 24 1972

PG

   

THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972)

Fox

December 12 1972

PG

84.6

5

THE NEPTUNE FACTOR

Fox

June 26 1973

G

 

2.5

JUGGERNAUT

UA

September 25 1974

PG

   

AIRPORT 1975

Universal

October 18 1974

PG

56.2

3

EARTHQUAKE

Universal

November 15 1974

PG

79.7

7

THE TOWERING INFERNO

Fox/Warner Bros.

December 14 1974

PG

116.0

11

THE HINDENBURG

Universal

December 25 1975

PG

   

TWO-MINUTE WARNING

Universal

November 12 1976

R

 

 

THE CASSANDRA CROSSING

AVCO Embassy

February 9 1977

R

15.3

 

AIRPORT ‘77

Universal

March 11 1977

PG

33.5

 

BLACK SUNDAY

Paramount

March 11 1977

R

   

ROLLERCOASTER

Universal

June 17 1977

PG

   

GRAY LADY DOWN

Universal

March 10 1978

PG

   

THE SWARM

Warner Brothers

July 14 1978

PG

10.0

21

AVALANCHE

New World

September 29 1978

PG

   

HURRICANE

Paramount

April 12 1979

PG

 

20

BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE

Warner Brothers

May 18 1979

PG

   

THE CONCORDE: AIRPORT ‘79

Universal

August 3 1979

PG

13.0

10

CITY ON FIRE

AVCO Embassy

August 31 1979

R

.7

5.3

METEOR

AIP

October 19 1979

PG

8.4

16

WHEN TIME RAN OUT...

Warner Brothers

March 28 1980

PG

3.8

20

ST. HELENS

Parnell

1981

PG

   

TESTAMENT

Paramount

November 4 1983

PG

2.0

 

THE DAY AFTER

Buena Vista/ABC TV

November 20 1983

NR

   

MIRACLE MILE

Columbia

May 19 1989

R

1.1

3

ALIVE

Buena Vista/Touchstone/Paramount

January 15 1993

R

36.7

32

OUTBREAK

Warner Brothers

March 10 1995

R

67.6

50

APOLLO 13

Universal/Amblin

June 30 1995

PG-13

173.8

62

TWISTER

Warner Brothers/Universal/Amblin

May 10 1996

PG-13

241.7

92

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Fox

July 3 1996

PG-13

306.1

75

THE TRIGGER EFFECT

Universal

August 30 1996

PG-13

3.6

8

DAYLIGHT

Universal

December 6 1996

PG-13

33.0

80

MARS ATTACKS

Warner Brothers

December 13 1996

PG-13

37.7

70

DANTE’S PEAK

Universal

February 7 1997

PG-13

67.1

104

VOLCANO

Fox

April 25 1997

PG-13

49.3

90

SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL

Fox

June 13 1997

PG-13

48.0

110

TITANIC

Paramount/Fox/Lightstorm

December 19 1997

PG-13

658.6

200

FIRESTORM

Fox

January 9 1998

R

8.1

19

HARD RAIN

Paramount

January 16 1998

R

19.8

70

DEEP IMPACT

Paramount

May 8 1998

PG-13

140.4

75

ARMAGEDDON

Buena Vista/Touchstone

July 1 1998

PG-13

201.5

140

THE PERFECT STORM

Warner Brothers

June 30 2000

PG-13

182.6

140

THE SUM OF ALL FEARS

Paramount

May 31 2002

PG-13

118.5

68

THE CORE

Paramount

March 28 2003

PG-13

31.1

60

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

Fox/Lions Gate

May 28 2004

PG-13

186.7

125

FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX

Fox

December 17 2004

PG-13

21.0

45

WAR OF THE WORLDS

Paramount/Dreamworks/Amblin

June 29 2005

PG-13

234.2

128

THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (2005)

NBC TV

November 20 2005

NR

   

UNITED 93 (story of hijacked flight on 9/11)

Universal/Working Title

April 28 2006

R

31.4

15

POSEIDON

Warner Brothers/Virtual

May 12 2006

PG-13

60.6

160

WORLD TRADE CENTER (Oliver Stone/Nicolas Cage 9/11 drama)

Paramount

August 9 2006

PG-13

70.2

63

SUNSHINE (team is trying to re-ignite the sun)

Fox Searchlight

July 20 [Limited], July 27 2007 [Wider]

R

3.6

15

DOOMSDAY (about a lethal virus)

Universal/Focus/Rogue

March 14 2008

R

10.9

30

THE HAPPENING (Shyamalan disaster film)

Fox/Spyglass

June 13 2008

R

64.4

57

KNOWING (Nicolas Cage supernatural disaster thriller)

Summit Entertainment

March 20 2009

PG-13

79.9

50

2012 (Roland Emmerich disaster film)

Sony/Columbia

November 13 2009

PG-13

166.1

200

CONTAGION (all-star Steven Soderburgh virus epidemic film)

Warner Bros.

September 9 2011

PG-13

75.6

60

THE IMPOSSIBLE (about 2004 Thailand tsunami)

Lionsgate/Summit/Warner Bros.

Dec. 21 2012 [Limited], Jan. 4 2013 [Wide]

PG-13

19.0

20

THIS IS THE END (Seth Rogan/Jonah Hill disaster comedy)

Sony/Columbia/Mandate

June 12 2013

 R 100.8

32

POMPEII (about eruption of Mt. Vesuvius)

Sony/Tristar/Film District/Constantin/Lionsgate

February 21 2014

PG-13

23.2

100

NOAH (Biblical epic by Darren Aronofsky)

Paramount/New Regency

March 28 2014

 PG-13 101.2 125

INTO THE STORM (found footage tornado disaster)

Warner Bros./New Line/Village Roadshow

August 8 2014

 PG-13 47.6 50

SAN ANDREAS (earthquake disaster film with Dwayne Johnson)

Warner Bros./New Line/Village Roadshow

May 29 2015

PG-13

155.2

114

THE 33 (Chilean miner disaster film with Antonio Banderas)

Warner Bros./Alcon

November 13 2015

PG-13

12.2

25

DEEPWATER HORIZON (oil rig true disaster with Mark Wahlberg)

Lionsgate/Summit/Participant Media

September 30 2016 

PG-13

61.4

110

GEOSTORM (sci-fi disaster thriller about weather controlling satellites with Gerard Butler)

Warner Bros./Skydance

October 20 2017

PG-13

 

 

SKYSCRAPER (Dwayne Johnson plays a security man framed for arson of the world's tallest building)

Universal/Legendary

July 13 2018

 

 

 

CATEGORY 5 (heist during a hurricane)

?

?

 

 

 

EARTHQUAKE (new disaster film is not a remake)

Universal/Bad Robot

?

 

 

 

G (the Earth stops spinning and loses its gravity)

?

?

 

 

 

1906 (about San Francisco earthquake)

Warner Bros./Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar

?

 

 

 

SUMMER'S END (virus kills adult population)

Focus/Rogue

?

 

 

 

THE SWARM (remake of 1978 killer bees thriller)

?

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