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Best Defense (1984)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,265,302Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 3,425 $19,265,302
All Time Worldwide Box Office 4,430 $19,265,302
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 889 $19,265,302
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,060 $19,265,302

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 20th, 1984 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 3,468 $575,047 Aug 10, 1984 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 3,280 $1,469,636 Aug 3, 1984 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 2,951 $3,175,612 Jul 27, 1984 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,220 $7,872,297 Jul 20, 1984 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,069 1,425 Jul 20, 1984 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 2,017 $19,265,302 Jul 20, 1984 0

Cast

   Lieutenant T.M. Landry
   Wylie Cooper
Kate Capshaw    Laura Cooper
George Dzundza    Steve Loparino
Helen Shaver    Clair Lewis, Wylie's Boss
David Rasche    Jeff the 'KBG' Agent
Tom Noonan    Frank Holtzman

Production and Technical Credits

Costumer: Women    Jennifer L. Parsons

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1984/07/20 2 $7,872,297   1,425 $5,524   $7,872,297 3
1984/07/27 7 $3,175,612 -60% 1,425 $2,228   $14,155,050 10
1984/08/03 15 $1,469,636 -54% 921 $1,596   $17,026,305 17
1984/08/10 18 $575,047 -61% 484 $1,188   $18,361,590 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1984/07/20 3 $10,979,438   1,425 $7,705   $10,979,438 7
1984/07/27 7 $4,577,231 -58% 1,425 $3,212   $15,556,669 14
1984/08/03 15 $2,229,874 -51% 921 $2,421   $17,786,543 21