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Back to the Future re-release scores $1.7 million at domestic box office

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Back to the Future fans needed roads on Wednesday to head to movie theaters showing the Robert Zemeckis sci-fi trilogy about Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) on the big screen once again.

The three films received a limited theatrical engagement re-release timed to Back to the Future Day, Oct. 21, 2015, which was the day Doc and Marty arrived at in the future in Back to the Future Part II. The screenings made $1.65 million from 1,815 North American theaters, and $3.2 million abroad for a total of $4.85 million worldwide on Wednesday. The Back to the Future films will continue to show through the weekend. 

The original film followed Marty as he time-traveled 30 years into the past, and had to bring his parents together to ensure his birth. Back to the Future debuted on July 3, 1985 and made more than $210 million in North America upon its initial release. The whole series grossed more than $416 million, according to Box Office Mojo.