The Big Lebowski

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,498,804Details
International Box Office $28,690,764
Worldwide Box Office $46,189,568
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
80% - Certified Fresh
Audience
94% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 6th, 1998 (Wide) by Gramercy
August 16th, 2011 (Special Engagement) by Universal
Video Release: October 27th, 1998 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Big Lebowski, The
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence
Running Time: 127 minutes
Keywords: Dream Sequence, Cult Movie, Step-Family, Bowling, Surprise Twist, Mistaken Identity, Relationships Gone Wrong, Kidnap, Voiceover/Narration, Film Noir
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Working Title Films

Cast

   The Dude
   Walter Sobchak
   Maude Lebowski
Steve Buscemi    Donny
John Turturro    Jesus Quintana
Christian Clemenson   
Harry Bugin   
Ben Gazzara    Jackie Treehorn
David Thewlis    Know Harrington
Sam Elliott    The Stranger
Leon Russom    Malibu Police Chief
Flea    Nihilist
Philip Seymour Hoffman    Brandt
Tara Reid    Bunny Lebowski
Jimmie Dale Gilmore   
David Huddleston    The Big Lebowski
Peter Stormare    Nihilist
Mark Pellegrino    Blond Treehorn Thug
Jon Polito    Da Fino, the Private Snoop
Jack Kehler    Marty

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Ethan Coen
Screenwriter    Ethan Coen
Screenwriter    Joel Coen
Composer    Carter Burwell

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/03/06 5 $1,670,000   1,207 $1,384   $1,670,000 1
1998/03/07 7 $2,340,000 +40% 1,207 $1,939   $4,010,000 2
1998/03/08 4 $1,484,000 -37% 1,207 $1,229   $5,533,844 3
1998/03/09 4 $454,963 -69% 1,207 $377   $5,988,807 4
1998/03/10 3 $475,000 +4% 1,207 $394   $6,464,000 5
1998/03/11 5 $385,221 -19% 1,207 $319   $6,848,892 6
1998/03/12 5 $372,437 -3% 1,207 $309   $7,221,329 7
1998/03/13 7 $980,000 +163% 1,235 $794   $8,201,000 8
1998/03/14 7 $1,595,000 +63% 1,235 $1,291   $9,796,000 9
1998/03/15 6 $951,000 -40% 1,235 $770   $10,719,123 10
1998/03/16 6 $313,429 -67% 1,235 $254   $11,032,552 11
1998/03/17 6 $306,309 -2% 1,235 $248   $11,338,861 12
1998/03/18 6 $318,916 +4% 1,235 $258   $11,657,777 13
1998/03/19 7 $282,736 -11% 1,235 $229   $11,940,513 14
1998/03/20 10 $505,000 +79% 1,123 $450   $12,446,000 15
1998/03/21 10 $815,000 +61% 1,123 $726   $13,261,000 16
1998/03/22 10 $493,000 -40% 1,123 $439   $13,771,141 17
1998/03/23 10 $125,335 -75% 1,123 $112   $13,896,476 18

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/03/06 6 $5,533,844   1,207 $4,585   $5,533,844 3
1998/03/13 6 $3,497,794 -37% 1,235 $2,832   $10,719,123 10
1998/03/20 10 $1,830,629 -48% 1,123 $1,630   $13,771,141 17
1998/03/27 15 $833,871 -54% 643 $1,297   $15,213,448 24
1998/04/03 20 $485,749 -42% 356 $1,364   $16,018,437 31
1998/04/10 24 $269,129 -45% 201 $1,339   $16,486,452 38
1998/04/17 29 $197,480 -27% 158 $1,250   $16,802,360 45
1998/04/24 36 $151,200 -23% 197 $768   $17,021,543 52
1998/05/01 38 $99,108 -34% 208 $476   $17,177,661 59
1998/05/08 40 $70,121 -29% 140 $501   $17,293,682 66
1998/05/15 49 $42,968 -39% 66 $651   $17,370,747 73
1998/05/22 51 $45,144 +5% 64 $705   $17,439,163 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/11/20072570,424 1,155,293$950,020$10,934,545433
5/20/20072754,271 1,322,194$379,354$12,318,072447
9/14/20081935,488 2,396,504$675,692$23,056,964516

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/21/2011371,033 71,033$1,206,846$1,206,846669
8/28/2011340,107-44% 111,140$801,743$2,008,589670
9/4/2011619,452-51% 130,592$330,495$2,339,084671
9/11/2011138,785-55% 139,377$162,517$2,501,601672

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