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Absence of Malice (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,312,129Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
86% - Fresh
Audience
61% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 19th, 1981 (Wide) by Columbia
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Keywords: Mafia
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 131 $514,406 Mar 26, 1982 130
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 151 $541,247 Mar 19, 1982 123
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 149 $652,467 Mar 12, 1982 116
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 159 $726,000 Mar 5, 1982 109
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 151 $927,000 Feb 26, 1982 102
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 190 $893,845 Feb 19, 1982 95
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 123 $1,526,550 Feb 12, 1982 88
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 122 $1,837,530 Feb 5, 1982 81
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 116 $2,166,098 Jan 29, 1982 74
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 177 $2,097,018 Jan 22, 1982 67
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 127 $3,290,111 Jan 15, 1982 60
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 254 $2,940,996 Jan 8, 1982 53
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 222 $4,205,160 Jan 1, 1982 46
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,272 $2,427,365 Dec 18, 1981 32
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,780 $57,055 Dec 4, 1981 18
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,028 $68,758 Nov 27, 1981 11
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,532 $64,775 Nov 20, 1981 4

Cast

Sally Field    Megan Carter (staff reporter, 'Miami Standard')
   Michael Colin Gallagher
Wilford Brimley    Asst. U.S. Atty. Gen. James A. Wells
Bob Balaban    Elliott Rosen (leader, Justice Dept. Strike Force)
Josef Sommer    McAdam
Melinda Dillon    Teresa Perrone

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 8th, 2011

November 7th, 2011

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/11/20 12 $64,775   2 $32,388   $73,553 4
1981/11/27 10 $68,758 +6% 2 $34,379   $199,532 11
1981/12/04 15 $57,055 -17% 2 $28,528   $388,536 18
1981/12/18 3 $2,427,365   816 $2,975   $2,590,144 32
1982/01/01 5 $4,205,160   849 $4,953   $16,024,787 46
1982/01/08 1 $2,940,996 -30% 866 $3,396   $20,331,514 53
1982/01/15 1 $3,290,111 +12% 994 $3,310   $10,942,677 60
1982/01/22 4 $2,097,018 -36% 965 $2,173   $27,469,767 67
1982/01/29 2 $2,166,098 +3% 938 $2,309   $30,331,624 74
1982/02/05 2 $1,837,530 -15% 932 $1,972   $20,340,662 81
1982/02/12 7 $1,526,550 -17% 660 $2,313   $22,439,840 88
1982/02/19 10 $893,845 -41% 646 $1,384   $23,739,906 95
1982/02/26 7 $927,000 +4% 600 $1,545   $25,006,455 102
1982/03/05 9 $726,000 -22% 550 $1,320   $25,965,689 109
1982/03/12 10 $652,467 -10% 480 $1,359   $26,864,246 116
1982/03/19 10 $541,247 -17% 443 $1,222   $27,608,254 123
1982/03/26 9 $514,406 -5% 435 $1,183   $28,318,124 130

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/11/19 - $8,778   1 $8,778   $8,778 1
1981/11/20 - $19,156 +118% 2 $9,578   $27,934 2
1981/11/21 - $23,403 +22% 2 $11,702   $51,337 3
1981/11/22 - $22,216 -5% 2 $11,108   $73,553 4
1982/01/22 - $659,023   965 $683   $26,031,772 65
1982/01/23 - $1,092,684 +66% 965 $1,132   $27,124,456 66
1982/01/24 - $345,311 -68% 965 $358   $27,469,767 67

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/11/20 11 $121,996   2 $60,998   $130,774 8
1981/11/27 9 $200,707 +65% 2 $100,354   $331,481 15
1982/01/01 6 $5,570,891   849 $6,562   $17,390,518 50
1982/01/08 1 $3,755,379 -33% 886 $4,239   $7,652,566 57
1982/01/15 1 $5,321,343 +42% 994 $5,353   $12,973,909 64
1982/01/22 2 $2,792,778 -48% 965 $2,894   $15,766,687 71
1982/01/29 3 $2,736,445 -2% 938 $2,917   $18,503,132 78
1982/02/05 2 $2,410,158 -12% 932 $2,586   $20,913,290 85
1982/02/12 7 $1,932,771 -20% 660 $2,928   $22,846,061 92
1982/02/19 8 $1,233,394 -36% 646 $1,909   $24,079,455 99
1982/02/26 7 $1,160,234 -6% 600 $1,934   $25,239,689 106
1982/03/05 8 $972,090 -16% 550 $1,767   $26,211,779 113
1982/03/12 9 $855,228 -12% 480 $1,782   $27,067,007 120
1982/03/19 7 $736,711 -14% 443 $1,663   $27,803,718 127