Most of us have probably seen the Christmas classic Home Alone countless times. But did you already know these 13 facts? We get started in the next picture - click on to find out how many millions of dollars the movie grossed at the box office...
Home Alone took the cinemas by storm back in 1990, and grossed an unbelievable $476 million. The movie is said to be one of the most successful comedies of all time!
Macaulay Culkin's little brother, Kieran Culkin, was featured in the movie as well! He played "Kevin 's" cousin "Fuller McCallister". How convenient that both of them have such a big talent for acting.
Catherine O'Hara played "Kevin's" mother "Kate McAllister". According to "IMDb", Jamie Lee Curtis, Glenn Close and Jodie Foster were being considered for the role as well. Obviously, O'Hara made the cut. In an interview from 2014, the actress revealed that Macaulay Culkin actually still calls her "mum" when they talk from time to time!
The two burglars in Home Alone were played by Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci. Stern and Pesci were very good friends already before shooting the movie, which is why they had such a good chemistry as the clumsy on-screen duo. And do you remember the famous scene with the Tarantula?
For the final Daniel Stern (right) agreed to actually have the crew put a real tarantula on his face in one of the movie's final scenes. However, he wasn't allowed to move too many muscles in his face so that the spider would not get scared. Despite that, he still went on to deliver one of greatest screams in cinematic history.
Screenwriter John Hughes had written the role of "Kevin" specifically for Macaulay Culkin. Hughes discovered the young acting talent already in 1989 when Macaulay starred in his film "Uncle Buck".
Originally, Robert De Niro was supposed to play the role of the burglar "Harry Lime" (left), but he declined. Instead, the producers were able to get Joe Pesci, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1991 for the cult film Goodfellas.
When "Kevin's" parents notice that they have forgotten their son, they cannot call him, as the phone lines are down. Nevertheless, "Kevin" was able to order a pizza by phone. The reason for this: The local telephone lines still worked, but the blizzard made long-distance calls impossible.
Both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York end up with some family member yelling at "Kevin", because he got into mischief once again...
When "Kevin" seeks for some interesting things in "Buzz's" room, he finds a "Playboy" magazine. It is the July edition of 1989 with the Baywatch star Erika Eleniak posing as Miss July.
The soundtrack of the highly successful movie(s) comes from the American composer John Williams and was even nominated for an Academy Award in 1991.
Macaulay Culkin is already in his late thirties now. He dabbles as a musician and is still active as an actor as well. However, he has never been able to continue his incredible success with Home Alone, My Girl or Richie Rich. Not only his early fame but also the separation of his parents were difficult to cope with for Culkin.
Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin were in a relationship for whole nine years. The two separated in January 2011 but still remain very good friends. By now Culkin is in a relationship with actress Jordan Lane Price and seems to be very happy.