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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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 527 $105,300 Jun 13, 1997 122
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,416 $50,007,168 Jun 13, 1997 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 446 $177,037 Jun 6, 1997 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 393 $251,920 May 30, 1997 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 312 $411,462 May 23, 1997 101
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,601 $30,940 Apr 25, 1997 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,690 $44,692 Apr 18, 1997 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,844 $57,980 Apr 11, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,310 $150,200 Apr 4, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,852 $402,134 Mar 28, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,423 $1,219,220 Mar 21, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,281 $2,409,169 Mar 14, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,261 $3,712,550 Mar 7, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,219 $5,728,082 Feb 28, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,179 $9,014,333 Feb 21, 1997 10
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 117 $16,770,220 Feb 14, 1997 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,040 $16,770,220 Feb 14, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,434 2,568 Feb 14, 1997 3

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