Fatal Attraction was released on September 18, 1987 by Paramount Pictures. It received positive reviews from critics and generated controversy at the time of its release. The film became a huge box office success, grossing $320. 1 million against a $14 million budget, becoming the highest grossing film of 1987 worldwide. At the 60th Academy Awards, it received six nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (for Close), Best Supporting Actress (for Archer), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.