The Cannonball Run

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,498,710Details
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
31% - Rotten
Audience
62% - Upright

Movie Details

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 8th, 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

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...

Daily Box Office Performance

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

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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    Hal Needham