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Blue Thunder (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,313,354Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
84% - Fresh
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 13th, 1983 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 472 $816,085 Jul 15, 1983 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 629 $865,372 Jul 8, 1983 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 679 $1,240,688 Jul 1, 1983 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,101 $1,063,756 Jun 24, 1983 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,221 $1,581,035 Jun 17, 1983 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,529 $1,908,080 Jun 10, 1983 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,475 $3,208,259 Jun 3, 1983 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,109 $6,239,999 May 27, 1983 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,820 $6,153,893 May 20, 1983 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,109 $8,258,149 May 13, 1983 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,851 1,539 May 13, 1983 3

Cast

Daniel Stern    Officer Richard Lymangood
Malcolm McDowell    Col. F.E. Cochrane
Roy Scheider    Officer Frank Murphy
Warren Oates    Capt. Jack Braddock
Candy Clark    Kate
Pat McNamara    Matusek

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/05/13 1 $8,258,149   1,539 $5,366   $8,258,149 3
1983/05/20 2 $6,153,893 -25% 1,539 $3,999   $17,478,900 10
1983/05/27 2 $6,239,999 +1% 1,555 $4,013   $25,942,709 17
1983/06/03 5 $3,208,259 -49% 1,416 $2,266   $30,420,065 24
1983/06/10 7 $1,908,080 -41% 1,205 $1,583   $33,431,260 31
1983/06/17 8 $1,581,035 -17% 1,057 $1,496   $35,973,470 38
1983/06/24 12 $1,063,756 -33% 770 $1,382   $37,806,273 45
1983/07/01 12 $1,240,688 +17% 805 $1,541   $39,684,916 52
1983/07/08 12 $865,372 -30% 734 $1,179   $40,957,276 59
1983/07/15 14 $816,085 -6% 550 $1,484   $42,313,354 66

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/05/13 1 $11,325,007   1,539 $7,359   $11,325,007 7
1983/05/20 2 $8,377,703 -26% 1,539 $5,444   $19,702,710 14
1983/05/27 2 $7,509,096 -10% 1,555 $4,829   $27,211,806 21
1983/06/03 6 $4,311,374 -43% 1,416 $3,045   $31,523,180 28
1983/06/10 7 $2,869,255 -33% 1,205 $2,381   $34,392,435 35
1983/06/17 8 $2,350,082 -18% 1,057 $2,223   $36,742,517 42
1983/06/24 12 $1,701,711 -28% 770 $2,210   $38,444,228 49
1983/07/01 11 $1,647,676 -3% 805 $2,047   $40,091,904 56
1983/07/08 12 $1,405,365 -15% 734 $1,915   $41,497,269 63