Neil Gaskin and Film ’89 present Fact File – No.1 – Aliens (1986). Here are three of my favorites…
2. Sigourney Weaver salary for Aliens was 28 times more than that of the first film: Weaver was paid $35,000 for the first film and $1 million for the sequel. (she went on to earn $4 million for Alien 3 and $11 million for Alien: Resurrection).
5. For a science fiction film, it did usually well at the Academy Awards: Aliens was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including a Best Actress nomination for Sigourney Weaver. It unsurprisingly won for Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects.
14. It was the last roll of the dice for one of its stars: Lance Henriksen had privately pledged to quit acting if this part didn’t work out for him after years of journeyman roles. It proved to be one of his most successful films.