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Absence of Malice (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,312,129Details
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,385 $33,312,129
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,267 $33,312,129

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 204 $6,169,798 Jan 22, 1982 67
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 181 $12,372,324 Jan 1, 1982 46

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   

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/11/20 12 $64,775   2 $32,388   $73,553 1
1981/11/27 10 $68,758 +6% 2 $34,379   $199,532 2
1981/12/04 15 $57,055 -17% 2 $28,528   $388,536 3
1981/12/18 3 $2,427,365   816 $2,975   $2,590,144 5
1982/01/01 5 $4,205,160   849 $4,953   $16,024,787 7
1982/01/08 1 $2,940,996 -30% 866 $3,396   $20,331,514 8
1982/01/15 1 $3,290,111 +12% 994 $3,310   $10,942,677 9
1982/01/22 4 $2,097,018 -36% 965 $2,173   $27,469,767 10
1982/01/29 2 $2,166,098 +3% 938 $2,309   $30,331,624 11
1982/02/05 2 $1,837,530 -15% 932 $1,972   $20,340,662 12
1982/02/12 7 $1,526,550 -17% 660 $2,313   $22,439,840 13
1982/02/19 10 $893,845 -41% 646 $1,384   $23,739,906 14
1982/02/26 7 $927,000 +4% 600 $1,545   $25,006,455 15
1982/03/05 9 $726,000 -22% 550 $1,320   $25,965,689 16
1982/03/12 10 $652,467 -10% 480 $1,359   $26,864,246 17
1982/03/19 10 $541,247 -17% 443 $1,222   $27,608,254 18
1982/03/26 9 $514,406 -5% 435 $1,183   $28,318,124 19

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 GrossWeek
1981/11/20 11 $121,996   2 $60,998   $130,774 2
1981/11/27 9 $200,707 +65% 2 $100,354   $331,481 3
1982/01/01 6 $5,570,891   849 $6,562   $17,390,518 8
1982/01/08 1 $3,755,379 -33% 886 $4,239   $7,652,566 9
1982/01/15 1 $5,321,343 +42% 994 $5,353   $12,973,909 10
1982/01/22 2 $2,792,778 -48% 965 $2,894   $15,766,687 11
1982/01/29 3 $2,736,445 -2% 938 $2,917   $18,503,132 12
1982/02/05 2 $2,410,158 -12% 932 $2,586   $20,913,290 13
1982/02/12 7 $1,932,771 -20% 660 $2,928   $22,846,061 14
1982/02/19 8 $1,233,394 -36% 646 $1,909   $24,079,455 15
1982/02/26 7 $1,160,234 -6% 600 $1,934   $25,239,689 16
1982/03/05 8 $972,090 -16% 550 $1,767   $26,211,779 17
1982/03/12 9 $855,228 -12% 480 $1,782   $27,067,007 18
1982/03/19 7 $736,711 -14% 443 $1,663   $27,803,718 19