Broadcast News

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,249,404Details
International Box Office $16,081,905
Worldwide Box Office $67,331,309
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

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

Movie Details

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

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

Cast

John Cusack    Angry Messenger
Joan Cusack    Blair Litton
William Hurt    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    James L. Brooks

Daily Box Office Performance

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

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