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Best Defense (1984)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,265,302Details
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
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Audience
13% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,406 $575,047 Aug 10, 1984 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,225 $1,469,636 Aug 3, 1984 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,900 $3,175,612 Jul 27, 1984 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,177 $7,872,297 Jul 20, 1984 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,007 1,425 Jul 20, 1984 3

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

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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