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Absolute Power (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $50,068,310Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,617 $50,068,310
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,494 $50,068,310
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 483 $50,068,310
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 785 $50,068,310

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


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
Fastest to $50m 1,480 $50,007,168 Jun 13, 1997 122
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day) 54 $16,770,220 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 23 $32,517,420 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 57 $18,862,424 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 23 $36,574,199 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 3-Day) 33 $16,770,220 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 16 $32,517,420 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 34 $18,862,424 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 17 $36,574,199 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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1997/02/14 2 $16,770,220   2,568 $6,530   $16,770,220 1
1997/02/21 3 $9,014,333 -46% 2,568 $3,510   $28,700,130 2
1997/02/28 5 $5,728,082 -36% 2,168 $2,642   $36,863,422 3
1997/03/07 7 $3,712,550 -35% 2,116 $1,755   $42,073,637 4
1997/03/14 8 $2,409,169 -35% 1,605 $1,501   $45,550,069 5
1997/03/21 13 $1,219,220 -49% 1,016 $1,200   $47,474,899 6
1997/03/28 21 $402,134 -67% 468 $859   $48,263,893 7
1997/04/04 36 $150,200 -63% 268 $560   $48,553,411 8
1997/04/11 50 $57,980 -61% 135 $429   $48,643,605 9
1997/04/18 54 $44,692 -23% 108 $414   $48,700,442 10
1997/04/25 59 $30,940 -31% 96 $322   $48,741,729 11
1997/05/23 21 $411,462   455 $904   $49,214,079 15
1997/05/30 22 $251,920 -39% 400 $630   $49,552,014 16
1997/06/06 26 $177,037 -30% 235 $753   $49,834,310 17
1997/06/13 31 $105,300 -41% 94 $1,120   $50,007,168 18

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 GrossWeek
1997/02/14 2 $19,685,797   2,568 $7,666   $19,685,797 1
1997/02/21 3 $11,449,543 -42% 2,568 $4,459   $31,135,340 2
1997/02/28 5 $7,225,747 -37% 2,168 $3,333   $38,361,087 3
1997/03/07 7 $4,779,813 -34% 2,116 $2,259   $43,140,900 4
1997/03/14 9 $3,114,779 -35% 1,605 $1,941   $46,255,679 5
1997/03/21 14 $1,606,080 -48% 1,016 $1,581   $47,861,759 6
1997/03/28 22 $541,452 -66% 468 $1,157   $48,403,211 7
1997/04/04 38 $182,414 -66% 268 $681   $48,585,625 8
1997/04/11 51 $70,125 -62% 135 $519   $48,655,750 9
1997/04/18 52 $55,039 -22% 108 $510   $48,710,789 10
1997/05/23 20 $497,477   455 $1,093   $49,300,094 15
1997/05/30 23 $357,179 -28% 400 $893   $49,657,273 16
1997/06/06 27 $244,595 -32% 235 $1,041   $49,901,868 17

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