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Broadcast News (1987)

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
98% - Certified Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 225 $1,349,287 Feb 26, 1988 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 243 $1,647,772 Feb 19, 1988 68
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 472 $1,829,086 Feb 5, 1988 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 599 $2,161,650 Jan 29, 1988 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 765 $2,601,659 Jan 22, 1988 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 866 $3,507,349 Jan 15, 1988 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,074 $4,301,846 Jan 8, 1988 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,178 $5,906,721 Jan 1, 1988 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,996 $5,449,920 Dec 25, 1987 12

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...

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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