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The Cannonball Run (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,498,710Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
30% - Rotten
Audience
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 19th, 1981 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Franchise: Cannonball Run
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Keywords: Street Racing, Foreign Language, Gambling, Directing Yourself, Epilogue, Car Chase, Gratuitous Cameos, Spoof, Secret Agent, Martial Arts, Mental Illness, Road Trip
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 753 $677,752 Aug 14, 1981 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 974 $763,174 Aug 7, 1981 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 899 $1,384,649 Jul 31, 1981 45
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,257 $54,853,928 Jul 31, 1981 45
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,074 $2,852,096 Jul 17, 1981 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,160 $4,033,018 Jul 10, 1981 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,211 $5,723,597 Jul 3, 1981 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,295 $8,241,415 Jun 26, 1981 10
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 391 $11,765,654 Jun 19, 1981 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,530 $11,765,654 Jun 19, 1981 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,593 1,680 Jun 19, 1981 3

Cast

Adrienne Barbeau    Marcie Thatcher, Lamborghini Babe #
Jackie Chan    First Subaru Driver
Peter Fonda    Chief Biker
Burt Reynolds    J.J. McClure
Dom DeLuise    Victor Prinzim
Dean Martin    Jamie Blake
Farrah Fawcett    Pamela Glover
Valerie Perrine    Female Cop Pulling Over Lamborghini Babes
Roger Moore    Seymour Goldfarb, Jr.
Sammy Davis, Jr.    Morris Fenderbaum
Hal Needham    Ambulance EMT

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Second Assistant Director (Uncredited)    Marty Eli Schwartz

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 8th, 2011

November 7th, 2011

It's a rather mixed week on the home market. Granted, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is coming out this week, but it doesn't make its home market debut till Friday. Also, after the Harry Potter releases, there's a huge drop in quality. Given the issue with the Harry Potter releases, it's best to wait till next year and grab the ultimate editions. I'm not sure there's anything here that rises to the level of Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Captain America: The First Avenger on Blu-ray Combo Pack, even though it didn't come out this week. However, the screener was late and it is the best release on this week's list. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Cannonball Run

November 6th, 2011

When it comes to recommending movies, there are high quality films that win awards and will be remembered for years as a high water mark of cinema history. Then there are guilty pleasures. These are films that you know are going for cheaper entertainment. The Cannonball Run is a guilty pleasure. I really liked this film when I saw it for the first time after it came out on the home market, but it has been about two decades since I've seen the movie. I'm hoping I can I still enjoy the film as a guilty pleasure. I doubt I will suddenly think the film is Oscar-worthy, but I'm a little worried after watching the film for the first time since I was a teenager, I'll wonder what the hell I was thinking back then. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/06/19 2 $11,765,654   1,680 $7,003   $11,765,654 3
1981/06/26 2 $8,241,415 -30% 1,692 $4,871   $27,098,640 10
1981/07/03 5 $5,723,597 -31% 1,573 $3,639   $37,538,551 17
1981/07/10 6 $4,033,018 -30% 1,302 $3,098   $44,372,201 24
1981/07/17 7 $2,852,096 -29% 1,126 $2,533   $49,230,597 31
1981/07/31 13 $1,384,649   751 $1,844   $54,853,928 45
1981/08/07 16 $763,174 -45% 547 $1,395   $56,375,231 52
1981/08/14 15 $677,752 -11% 426 $1,591   $57,498,710 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/06/19 5 $11,765,654   1,673 $7,033   $11,765,654 7
1981/06/26 2 $12,957,729 +10% 1,692 $7,658   $31,814,954 14
1981/07/03 5 $8,524,229 -34% 1,573 $5,419   $40,339,183 21
1981/07/10 7 $6,039,318 -29% 1,302 $4,638   $46,378,501 28
1981/07/31 11 $2,142,778   751 $2,853   $55,612,057 49
1981/08/07 13 $1,208,901 -44% 547 $2,210   $56,820,958 56