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Absolute Power (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $50,068,310Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
45% - Rotten
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 14th, 1997 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: February 3rd, 1998 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexuality and language
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Castle Rock Entertainment, Malpaso Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 530 $105,300 Jun 13, 1997 122
Fastest to $50m 1,444 $50,007,168 Jun 13, 1997 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 449 $177,037 Jun 6, 1997 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 395 $251,920 May 30, 1997 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 313 $411,462 May 23, 1997 101
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 2,635 $30,940 Apr 25, 1997 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 2,731 $44,692 Apr 18, 1997 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 2,883 $57,980 Apr 11, 1997 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 2,343 $150,200 Apr 4, 1997 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,878 $402,134 Mar 28, 1997 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,444 $1,219,220 Mar 21, 1997 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,302 $2,409,169 Mar 14, 1997 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,283 $3,712,550 Mar 7, 1997 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,244 $5,728,082 Feb 28, 1997 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,202 $9,014,333 Feb 21, 1997 10
Biggest Domestic February Weekend 125 $16,770,220 Feb 14, 1997 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,061 $16,770,220 Feb 14, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,472 2,568 Feb 14, 1997 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 643 $50,068,310 Feb 14, 1997 0

Cast

   Luther Whitney
Gene Hackman    President Alan Richmond
Ed Harris    Seth Frank
Laura Linney    Kate Whitney
Scott Glenn    Bill Burton
Dennis Haysbert    Tim Collin, Secret Service
Judy Davis    Gloria Russell
E.G. Marshall    Walter Sullivan
Melora Hardin    Christy Sullivan
Ken Welsh    Sandy Lord
Penny Johnson    Laura Simon
Richard Jenkins    Michael McCarty
Mark Margolis    Red
Elaine Kagan    Valerie
Alison Eastwood    Art Student
Yau-Gene Chan    Waiter
George Orrison    Airport Bartender
Charles McDaniel    Medical Examiner
John Lyle Campbell    Repairman
Kimber Eastwood    White House Tour Guide
Eric Dahlquist, Jr.    Oval Office Agent
Jack Stewart Taylor    Watergate doorman
Joy Ehrlich    Reporter
Robert Harvey    Cop

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Clint Eastwood
Screenwriter    William Goldman
Composer    Clint Eastwood
Story Creator    David Baldacci
Producer    Karen Spiegel
Executive Producer    Tom Rooker
Director of Photography    Jack N. Green
Production Designer    Henry Bumstead
Editor    Joel Cox
Composer    Lennie Niehaus
Associate Producer    Michael Maurer
Assistant Director    Robert Lorenz
Assistant Director    Bill Bannerman
Production Manager    Michael Maurer
Art Director    Jack Taylor
Set Decorator    Dick Goddard
Set Decorator    Anne D. McCulley
Costume Supervisor    Deborah Hopper
Sound Mixer    Darin Knight
Re-recording Mixer    John Reitz
Re-recording Mixer    Gregg Rudloff
Re-recording Mixer    Dave Campbell
Supervising Sound Editor    Alan Robert Murray
Supervising Sound Editor    Bub Asman
Make up    F.X. Perez
Make up    Tania McComas
Hairstylist    Carol O'Connell
Casting Director    Phyllis Huffman
Stunt Coordinator    Buddy Van Horn

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/02/14 2 $16,770,220   2,568 $6,530   $16,770,220 3
1997/02/21 3 $9,014,333 -46% 2,568 $3,510   $28,700,130 10
1997/02/28 5 $5,728,082 -36% 2,168 $2,642   $36,863,422 17
1997/03/07 7 $3,712,550 -35% 2,116 $1,755   $42,073,637 24
1997/03/14 8 $2,409,169 -35% 1,605 $1,501   $45,550,069 31
1997/03/21 13 $1,219,220 -49% 1,016 $1,200   $47,474,899 38
1997/03/28 21 $402,134 -67% 468 $859   $48,263,893 45
1997/04/04 36 $150,200 -63% 268 $560   $48,553,411 52
1997/04/11 50 $57,980 -61% 135 $429   $48,643,605 59
1997/04/18 54 $44,692 -23% 108 $414   $48,700,442 66
1997/04/25 59 $30,940 -31% 96 $322   $48,741,729 73
1997/05/23 21 $411,462   455 $904   $49,214,079 101
1997/05/30 22 $251,920 -39% 400 $630   $49,552,014 108
1997/06/06 26 $177,037 -30% 235 $753   $49,834,310 115
1997/06/13 31 $105,300 -41% 94 $1,120   $50,007,168 122

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/02/17 1 $2,092,204   2,568 $815   $16,770,220 4

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/02/14 2 $19,685,797   2,568 $7,666   $19,685,797 7
1997/02/21 3 $11,449,543 -42% 2,568 $4,459   $31,135,340 14
1997/02/28 5 $7,225,747 -37% 2,168 $3,333   $38,361,087 21
1997/03/07 7 $4,779,813 -34% 2,116 $2,259   $43,140,900 28
1997/03/14 9 $3,114,779 -35% 1,605 $1,941   $46,255,679 35
1997/03/21 14 $1,606,080 -48% 1,016 $1,581   $47,861,759 42
1997/03/28 22 $541,452 -66% 468 $1,157   $48,403,211 49
1997/04/04 38 $182,414 -66% 268 $681   $48,585,625 56
1997/04/11 51 $70,125 -62% 135 $519   $48,655,750 63
1997/04/18 52 $55,039 -22% 108 $510   $48,710,789 70
1997/05/23 20 $497,477   455 $1,093   $49,300,094 105
1997/05/30 23 $357,179 -28% 400 $893   $49,657,273 112
1997/06/06 27 $244,595 -32% 235 $1,041   $49,901,868 119