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Blood Simple (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,690,913Details
International Box Office $1,039,964
Worldwide Box Office $2,730,877
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
88% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,500,000
Domestic Releases: January 18th, 1985 (Limited) by USA Films
July 7th, 2000 (Limited) by USA Films
Video Release: September 16th, 2008 by MGM Video
Comparisons: vs. Gone, Baby, Gone
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Keywords: Film Noir, Relationships Gone Wrong, Voiceover/Narration, Surprise Twist, Hitmen, Private Investigator
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Cast

Barry Sonnenfeld    Marty's vomiting
John Getz    Ray
Frances McDormand    Abby
Dan Hedaya    Julian Marty
M. Emmet Walsh    Loren Visser
Holly Hunter    Helene Trend

Production and Technical Credits

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 30th, 2011

August 30th, 2011

Summer is officially over, both at the box office and on the home market. Granted, the theatrical releases are still really weak, but the TV on DVD releases are starting to become overwhelming. There are several such releases that are worth picking up, but none rise to the level of Pick of the Week. For that I went with The Coen Brothers Blu-ray Box Set. However, if you've made the leap to Blu-ray, then The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth an honorable mention. Meanwhile, there's a film called Norwegian Ninja coming out on DVD that has cult classic written all over it. I really hope the screener arrives soon. More...

Featured Blu-ray review: Blood Simple

August 29th, 2011

Blood Simple was the Coen Brothers first film. It did well in limited release, considering its theater count never expanded beyond several dozen, and showed the Coens were filmmakers worth paying attention to. It's been more than 25 years since the film was released in theaters. Has it aged well? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/07/07 56 $41,971   3 $13,990   $42,971 5,652
2000/07/14 24 $181,575 +333% 32 $5,674   $248,351 5,659
2000/07/21 24 $170,451 -6% 56 $3,044   $499,936 5,666
2000/07/28 26 $181,846 +7% 68 $2,674   $770,810 5,673
2000/08/04 33 $145,598 -20% 66 $2,206   $1,007,942 5,680
2000/08/11 41 $112,436 -23% 67 $1,678   $1,197,392 5,687
2000/08/18 45 $85,009 -24% 61 $1,394   $1,344,555 5,694
2000/08/25 49 $74,648 -12% 63 $1,185   $1,457,415 5,701
2000/09/01 55 $76,545 +3% 54 $1,418   $1,558,084 5,708
2000/09/08 72 $20,431 -73% 40 $511   $1,592,378 5,715
2000/09/15 77 $22,388 +10% 39 $574   $1,623,915 5,722
2000/09/22 89 $16,451 -27% 32 $514   $1,649,659 5,729
2000/09/29 98 $11,262 -32% 20 $563   $1,667,340 5,736
2000/10/06 91 $9,124 -19% 20 $456   $1,680,992 5,743
2000/10/13 110 $2,032 -78% 18 $113   $1,688,930 5,750
2000/10/20 114 $1,299 -36% 4 $325   $1,690,913 5,757

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/07/23 20 $49,000   56 $875   $499,936 5,666

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/07/07 57 $65,776   3 $21,925   $66,776 5,656
2000/07/14 26 $262,709 +299% 32 $8,210   $329,485 5,663
2000/07/21 26 $259,479 -1% 56 $4,634   $588,964 5,670
2000/07/28 28 $273,380 +5% 68 $4,020   $862,344 5,677
2000/08/04 35 $222,612 -19% 66 $3,373   $1,084,956 5,684
2000/08/11 42 $174,590 -22% 67 $2,606   $1,259,546 5,691
2000/08/18 46 $123,221 -29% 61 $2,020   $1,382,767 5,698
2000/08/25 52 $98,772 -20% 63 $1,568   $1,481,539 5,705
2000/09/01 56 $90,408 -8% 54 $1,674   $1,571,947 5,712
2000/09/08 70 $29,580 -67% 40 $740   $1,601,527 5,719
2000/09/15 78 $31,681 +7% 39 $812   $1,633,208 5,726
2000/09/22 91 $22,870 -28% 32 $715   $1,656,078 5,733
2000/09/29 83 $15,790 -31% 20 $790   $1,671,868 5,740
2000/10/06 88 $15,030 -5% 20 $752   $1,686,898 5,747
2000/10/13 103 $2,716 -82% 18 $151   $1,689,614 5,754
2000/10/20 113 $1,299 -52% 4 $325   $1,690,913 5,761