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The Big Chill (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $56,077,501Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
68% - Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 28th, 1983 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
November 6th, 1998 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: July 29th, 2014 by Criterion
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Keywords: Funeral Reunions
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Carson Productions

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 82 $205,518 Mar 23, 1984 180
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 81 $251,466 Mar 16, 1984 173
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 85 $314,686 Mar 9, 1984 166
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 77 $413,528 Mar 2, 1984 159
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 65 $641,080 Feb 24, 1984 152
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 63 $760,766 Feb 17, 1984 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 78 $735,765 Feb 10, 1984 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 71 $883,473 Feb 3, 1984 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 73 $1,092,163 Jan 27, 1984 124
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,390 $50,298,180 Jan 27, 1984 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 85 $1,124,948 Jan 20, 1984 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 73 $1,526,370 Jan 13, 1984 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 81 $1,692,413 Jan 6, 1984 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 115 $1,447,625 Dec 30, 1983 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 310 $562,193 Dec 23, 1983 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 441 $452,378 Dec 16, 1983 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 271 $1,102,466 Dec 9, 1983 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 186 $2,037,252 Dec 2, 1983 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 163 $2,933,954 Nov 25, 1983 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 389 $2,204,754 Nov 18, 1983 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 415 $2,929,243 Nov 11, 1983 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 644 $2,967,617 Nov 4, 1983 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,138 $2,690,391 Oct 28, 1983 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,447 $3,194,164 Oct 21, 1983 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,094 $3,253,763 Oct 14, 1983 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,422 $4,147,808 Oct 7, 1983 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,329 $3,662,152 Sep 30, 1983 5

Cast

Glenn Close    Sarah Cooper
   Nick
Jeff Goldblum    Michael Goldman
Mary Kay Place    Meg
Meg Tilly    Chloe
Tom Berenger    Sam
Kevin Kline    Harold
JoBeth Williams    Karen

Production and Technical Credits

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/09/30 1 $3,662,152   722 $5,072   $3,821,920 5
1983/10/07 2 $4,147,808 +13% 723 $5,737   $9,246,429 12
1983/10/14 2 $3,253,763 -22% 727 $4,476   $13,448,866 19
1983/10/21 3 $3,194,164 -2% 725 $4,406   $17,798,023 26
1983/10/28 4 $2,690,391 -16% 808 $3,330   $21,444,664 33
1983/11/04 4 $2,967,617 +10% 829 $3,580   $25,303,941 40
1983/11/11 1 $2,929,243 -1% 830 $3,529   $29,078,324 47
1983/11/18 2 $2,204,754 -25% 826 $2,669   $31,869,358 54
1983/11/25 3 $2,933,954 +33% 825 $3,556   $36,151,051 61
1983/12/02 3 $2,037,252 -31% 832 $2,449   $38,587,201 68
1983/12/09 7 $1,102,466 -46% 793 $1,390   $40,118,255 75
1983/12/16 17 $452,378 -59% 393 $1,151   $40,926,131 82
1983/12/23 17 $562,193 +24% 356 $1,579   $41,727,992 89
1983/12/30 16 $1,447,625 +157% 525 $2,757   $43,738,171 96
1984/01/06 10 $1,692,413 +17% 710 $2,384   $45,607,821 103
1984/01/13 10 $1,526,370 -10% 734 $2,080   $47,671,598 110
1984/01/20 10 $1,124,948 -26% 743 $1,514   $49,196,984 117
1984/01/27 11 $1,092,163 -3% 692 $1,578   $50,298,180 124
1984/02/03 15 $883,473 -19% 612 $1,444   $51,472,635 131
1984/02/10 14 $735,765 -17% 584 $1,260   $52,434,893 138
1984/02/17 16 $760,766 +3% 463 $1,643   $53,441,236 145
1984/02/24 14 $641,080 -16% 529 $1,212   $54,282,285 152
1984/03/02 18 $413,528 -35% 327 $1,265   $54,898,008 159
1984/03/09 21 $314,686 -24% 248 $1,269   $55,376,667 166
1984/03/16 20 $251,466 -20% 210 $1,197   $55,757,830 173
1984/03/23 20 $205,518 -18% 165 $1,246   $56,077,501 180
1998/11/06 44 $56,968   50 $1,139   $56,968 5,521

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/09/30 1 $4,938,853   722 $6,841   $5,098,621 9
1983/10/07 2 $5,096,482 +3% 723 $7,049   $10,195,103 16
1983/10/14 2 $4,408,756 -13% 727 $6,064   $14,603,859 23
1983/10/21 3 $4,150,414 -6% 725 $5,725   $18,754,273 30
1983/10/28 4 $3,582,051 -14% 808 $4,433   $22,336,324 37
1983/11/04 4 $3,812,757 +6% 829 $4,599   $26,149,081 44
1983/11/11 1 $3,515,523 -8% 830 $4,236   $29,664,604 51
1983/11/18 1 $3,552,493 +1% 826 $4,301   $33,217,097 58
1983/11/25 3 $3,332,852 -6% 825 $4,040   $36,549,949 65
1983/12/02 3 $2,465,840 -26% 832 $2,964   $39,015,789 72
1983/12/09 7 $1,457,964 -41% 793 $1,839   $40,473,753 79
1983/12/16 17 $692,046 -53% 393 $1,761   $41,165,799 86
1983/12/23 17 $1,124,747 +63% 356 $3,159   $42,290,546 93
1983/12/30 15 $1,624,862 +44% 525 $3,095   $43,915,408 100
1984/01/06 9 $2,229,820 +37% 710 $3,141   $46,145,228 107
1984/01/13 9 $1,926,808 -14% 734 $2,625   $48,072,036 114
1984/01/20 12 $1,133,981 -41% 743 $1,526   $49,206,017 121
1984/01/27 10 $1,383,145 +22% 692 $1,999   $50,589,162 128
1984/02/03 15 $1,109,966 -20% 612 $1,814   $51,699,128 135
1984/02/10 13 $981,342 -12% 584 $1,680   $52,680,470 142
1984/02/17 16 $960,735 -2% 463 $2,075   $53,641,205 149
1984/02/24 14 $843,275 -12% 529 $1,594   $54,484,480 156
1984/03/02 17 $577,501 -32% 327 $1,766   $55,061,981 163
1984/03/09 19 $444,383 -23% 248 $1,792   $55,506,364 170
1984/03/16 20 $365,619 -18% 210 $1,741   $55,871,983 177