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Broadcast News (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,249,404Details
International Box Office $16,081,905Details
Worldwide Box Office $67,331,309
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 1,537 $51,249,404
All Time International Box Office 2,763 $16,081,905
All Time Worldwide Box Office 1,954 $67,331,309
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 387 $51,249,404
All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies 523 $16,081,905
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 434 $67,331,309
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 457 $51,249,404
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 851 $16,081,905
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 605 $67,331,309

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 16th, 1987 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: R
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Keywords: News
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 229 $1,349,287 Feb 26, 1988 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 247 $1,647,772 Feb 19, 1988 68
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 479 $1,829,086 Feb 5, 1988 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 607 $2,161,650 Jan 29, 1988 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 780 $2,601,659 Jan 22, 1988 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 884 $3,507,349 Jan 15, 1988 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,099 $4,301,846 Jan 8, 1988 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,205 $5,906,721 Jan 1, 1988 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 2,036 $5,449,920 Dec 25, 1987 12
Never No. 1 Domestic 619 $51,249,404 Dec 16, 1987 0

Cast

John Cusack    Angry Messenger
Joan Cusack    Blair Litton
   Tom Grunnick
Jack Nicholson    Bill Rorich
Albert Brooks    Aaron Altman
Robert Prosky    Ernie Merriman
Lois Chiles    Jennifer Mack
Holly Hunter    Jane Craig

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 25th, 2011

January 24th, 2011

It's bit of an oddball week on the home market. There are four first-run releases, if you include The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Granted, that film was a limited release, but it did earn more than $5 million, and it appears to be selling quite well, especially for a foreign language film. On the other hand, none seem like they will be particularly impressive in terms of sales. Of the four biggest releases, Red on Blu-ray is the best bet, but for Pick of the Week, I'm going with Broadcast News: Criterion Collection on Blu-ray. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/12/25 4 $5,449,920   677 $8,050   $5,890,959 12
1988/01/01 4 $5,906,721 +8% 681 $8,674   $16,225,956 19
1988/01/08 2 $4,301,846 -27% 681 $6,317   $22,374,949 26
1988/01/15 6 $3,507,349 -18% 748 $4,689   $27,448,020 33
1988/01/22 5 $2,601,659 -26% 773 $3,366   $31,199,421 40
1988/01/29 5 $2,161,650 -17% 813 $2,659   $34,089,879 47
1988/02/05 6 $1,829,086 -15% 848 $2,157   $36,581,646 54
1988/02/19 10 $1,647,772   798 $2,065   $40,671,744 68
1988/02/26 8 $1,349,287 -18% 826 $1,634   $42,527,943 75

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/12/25 4 $9,878,196   677 $14,591   $10,319,235 16
1988/01/01 4 $7,753,868 -22% 681 $11,386   $18,073,103 23
1988/01/08 2 $5,867,568 -24% 681 $8,616   $23,940,671 30
1988/01/15 5 $4,657,091 -21% 748 $6,226   $28,597,762 37
1988/01/22 5 $3,330,467 -28% 773 $4,308   $31,928,229 44
1988/01/29 4 $2,824,331 -15% 813 $3,474   $34,752,560 51
1988/02/19 9 $2,154,684   798 $2,700   $41,178,656 72