Species (film series)

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Created byDennis Feldman
Original workSpecies (1995)
Films and television
  • Species (1995)
  • Species II (1998)

Species is a science-fiction-action horror film series created by Dennis Feldman consisting of three related films and one standalone film.



  • Y indicates the actor portrayed the role of a younger version of the character.
  • C indicates a cameo appearance.
Characters Species Species II Species III Species – The Awakening
1995 1998 2004 2007
Sil Natasha Henstridge
Michelle WilliamsY
Mentioned only Flashback  
Preston "Press" Lennox Michael Madsen  
Dr. Laura Baker Marg Helgenberger  
Xavier Fitch Ben Kingsley   Mentioned only  
Dr. Stephen Arden Alfred Molina  
Dan Smithson Forest Whitaker  
Eve   Natasha Henstridge  
Patrick Ross   Justin Lazard  
U.S. Senator Judson Ross   James Cromwell  
Dennis Gamble   Mykelti Williamson  
Col. Carter Burgess Jr.   George Dzundza  
Portus   Nicholas Vota Joel Stoffer
Christopher R. GillumY
Sara   Sunny Mabrey
Savanna FieldsY
Amelia   Amelia Cooke  
Dean   Robin Dunne  
Dr. Bruce Abbot   Robert Knepper  
Hastings   John Paul Pitoc  
Miranda Hollander   Helena Mattsson
Azura   Marlene Favela
Tom Hollander   Ben Cross
Forbes Maguire   Dominic Keating


Crew/Detail Species Species II Species III Species: The Awakening
1995 1998 2004 2007
Director Roger Donaldson Peter Medak Brad Turner Nick Lyon
Producer(s) Dennis Feldman
Frank Mancuso Jr.
Frank Mancuso Jr. David Dwiggins Frank Mancuso Jr.
Lorenzo O'Brien
Writer(s) Dennis Feldman Chris Brancato Ben Ripley
Composer Christopher Young Edward Shearmur Elia Cmiral Kevin Haskins
Paul Cristo
Director of photography Andrzej Bartkowiak Matthew F. Leonetti James Coblentz Jaime Reynoso
Editor(s) Conrad Buff Richard Nord Christian Sebaldt Robert Komatsu
Production company Frank Mancuso Productions FGM Entertainment MGM Television
FGM Entertainment
MGM Television
360 Pictures
Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment
Release date July 7, 1995 April 10, 1998 November 27, 2004 September 29, 2007
Running time 108 minutes 93 minutes 112 minutes 98 minutes


Box office performance[edit]

Film Release date North America Other
Worldwide Budget Ref.
Species July 7, 1995 $60,074,103 $53,300,000 $113,374,103 $35 million[1] [2]
Species II April 10, 1998 $19,217,565 $7,600,000 $26,817,565 $35 million[failed verification] [3]
Total $79,291,668 $60,900,000 $140,191,668 $70 million

Critical and public response[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Species 43% (65 reviews)[4] 49 (25 reviews)[5] B-[6]
Species II 9% (33 reviews)[7] 19 (13 reviews)[8] C[6]
Species III 33% (6 reviews)[9] N/A N/A
Species – The Awakening N/A (1 review)[10] N/A N/A


  1. ^ https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/franchise/Species
  2. ^ "Species (1995)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Species II (1998)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  4. ^ "Species". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  5. ^ "Species Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2007-07-19.
  6. ^ a b "Cinemascore". Archived from the original on 2018-12-20.
  7. ^ "Species II". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  8. ^ "Species II Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "Species III". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  10. ^ "Species: The Awakening (2007)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2021-01-01.