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Absence of Malice (1981)

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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 2,351 $33,312,129
All Time Worldwide Box Office 3,204 $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
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 132 $514,406 Mar 26, 1982 130
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 151 $541,247 Mar 19, 1982 123
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 150 $652,467 Mar 12, 1982 116
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 160 $726,000 Mar 5, 1982 109
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 152 $927,000 Feb 26, 1982 102
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 191 $893,845 Feb 19, 1982 95
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 124 $1,526,550 Feb 12, 1982 88
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 125 $1,837,530 Feb 5, 1982 81
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 119 $2,166,098 Jan 29, 1982 74
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 181 $2,097,018 Jan 22, 1982 67
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 129 $3,290,111 Jan 15, 1982 60
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 258 $2,940,996 Jan 8, 1982 53
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 227 $4,205,160 Jan 1, 1982 46
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,299 $2,427,365 Dec 18, 1981 32
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 5,906 $57,055 Dec 4, 1981 18
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,180 $68,758 Nov 27, 1981 11
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,673 $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   

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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