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Chariots of Fire (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,159,946Details
International Box Office $307,785Details
Worldwide Box Office $57,467,731
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
83% - Certified Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,500,000
Domestic Releases: September 25th, 1981 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: June 16th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
Video Release: April 1st, 1992 by Warner Home Video
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Keywords: Biography, Religious, Miscellaneous Sports, Olympics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 43rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 13 $231,626 Jul 16, 1982 297
Biggest 42nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8 $355,233 Jul 9, 1982 290
Biggest 41st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $462,382 Jul 2, 1982 283
Biggest 40th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $377,647 Jun 25, 1982 276
Biggest 39th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $492,830 Jun 18, 1982 269
Biggest 38th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $649,362 Jun 11, 1982 262
Biggest 37th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8 $912,404 Jun 4, 1982 255
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,435 $50,034,916 May 28, 1982 252
Biggest 36th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4 $1,736,022 May 28, 1982 248
Biggest 35th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5 $1,291,793 May 21, 1982 241
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4 $1,378,032 May 14, 1982 234
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4 $1,751,755 May 7, 1982 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4 $1,668,771 Apr 30, 1982 220
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5 $2,085,480 Apr 23, 1982 213
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $2,811,351 Apr 16, 1982 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5 $3,434,399 Apr 9, 1982 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3 $3,280,675 Apr 2, 1982 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $1,815,532 Mar 26, 1982 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $1,826,591 Mar 19, 1982 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $2,019,965 Mar 12, 1982 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $2,229,501 Mar 5, 1982 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 16 $1,636,721 Feb 26, 1982 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 16 $1,689,149 Feb 19, 1982 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8 $2,224,865 Feb 12, 1982 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 31 $1,669,582 Feb 5, 1982 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 137 $476,605 Jan 29, 1982 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 275 $259,453 Jan 22, 1982 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 242 $359,516 Jan 15, 1982 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 305 $331,010 Jan 8, 1982 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 306 $418,457 Jan 1, 1982 101
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,505 $133,092 Dec 4, 1981 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,285 $230,393 Nov 27, 1981 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,811 $175,821 Nov 20, 1981 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,098 $189,720 Nov 13, 1981 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,510 $199,730 Nov 6, 1981 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,233 $174,508 Oct 30, 1981 38
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,678 $119,695 Oct 16, 1981 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,185 $117,083 Oct 9, 1981 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,724 $92,639 Oct 2, 1981 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,476 $68,907 Sep 25, 1981 3

Cast

Alice Krige    Sybil Gordon
Richard Griffiths    Head Porter - Caius College
John Gielgud    Master of Trinity
Ian Holm    Sam Mussabini
Stephen Fry    Artist
Kenneth Branagh    Artist

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Colin Welland

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/09/25 17 $68,907   3 $22,969   $68,907 3
1981/10/02 14 $92,639 +34% 3 $30,880   $0 10
1981/10/09 12 $117,083 +26% 6 $19,514   $408,603 17
1981/10/16 19 $119,695 +2% 6 $19,949   $566,333 24
1981/10/30 15 $174,508   11 $15,864   $1,018,382 38
1981/11/06 13 $199,730 +14% 11 $18,157   $1,302,792 45
1981/11/13 17 $189,720 -5% 11 $17,247   $1,591,201 52
1981/11/20 10 $175,821 -7% 11 $15,984   $1,835,287 59
1981/11/27 8 $230,393 +31% 11 $20,945   $2,164,797 66
1981/12/04 12 $133,092 -42% 11 $12,099   $2,351,759 73
1982/01/01 15 $418,457   35 $11,956   $0 101
1982/01/08 13 $331,010 -21% 34 $9,736   $4,333,992 108
1982/01/15 15 $359,516 +9% 36 $9,987   $940,029 115
1982/01/22 16 $259,453 -28% 36 $7,207   $5,215,249 122
1982/01/29 15 $476,605 +84% 70 $6,809   $1,906,608 129
1982/02/05 5 $1,669,582 +250% 283 $5,900   $3,730,489 136
1982/02/12 4 $2,224,865 +33% 292 $7,619   $6,492,995 143
1982/02/19 4 $1,689,149 -24% 293 $5,765   $8,673,627 150
1982/02/26 4 $1,636,721 -3% 293 $5,586   $10,888,029 157
1982/03/05 2 $2,229,501 +36% 442 $5,044   $13,593,029 164
1982/03/12 4 $2,019,965 -9% 447 $4,519   $16,404,515 171
1982/03/19 7 $1,826,591 -10% 435 $4,199   $18,986,239 178
1982/03/26 7 $1,815,532 -1% 422 $4,302   $21,785,320 185
1982/04/02 5 $3,280,675 +81% 553 $5,933   $26,276,350 192
1982/04/09 3 $3,434,399 +5% 753 $4,561   $31,250,440 199
1982/04/16 3 $2,811,351 -18% 810 $3,471   $35,547,100 206
1982/04/23 3 $2,085,480 -26% 805 $2,591   $38,632,343 213
1982/04/30 5 $1,668,771 -20% 798 $2,091   $41,076,766 220
1982/05/07 3 $1,751,755 +5% 758 $2,311   $43,471,144 227
1982/05/14 4 $1,378,032 -21% 747 $1,845   $45,515,864 234
1982/05/21 6 $1,291,793 -6% 660 $1,957   $47,369,345 241
1982/05/28 7 $1,736,022 +34% 653 $2,659   $49,658,748 248
1982/06/04 10 $912,404 -47% 592 $1,541   $50,947,320 255
1982/06/11 13 $649,362 -29% 501 $1,296   $51,995,239 262
1982/06/18 14 $492,830 -24% 462 $1,067   $52,862,671 269
1982/06/25 16 $377,647 -23% 320 $1,180   $53,561,403 276
1982/07/02 14 $462,382 +22% 322 $1,436   $54,249,601 283
1982/07/09 15 $355,233 -23% 335 $1,060   $54,767,375 290
1982/07/16 20 $231,626 -35% 236 $981   $55,222,653 297

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/10/02 8 $384,159   3 $128,053   $291,520 14
1981/10/09 12 $155,118 -60% 6 $25,853   $446,638 21
1981/10/30 10 $259,188   11 $23,563   $1,103,062 42
1981/11/06 11 $298,419 +15% 11 $27,129   $1,401,481 49
1981/11/13 10 $257,985 -14% 11 $23,453   $1,659,466 56
1981/11/20 8 $274,938 +7% 11 $24,994   $1,934,404 63
1981/11/27 7 $284,263 +3% 11 $25,842   $2,218,667 70
1982/01/01 9 $4,421,439   35 $126,327   $4,002,982 105
1982/01/08 13 $474,502 -89% 34 $13,956   $580,513 112
1982/01/15 11 $478,312 +1% 36 $13,286   $1,058,825 119
1982/01/22 13 $371,178 -22% 36 $10,311   $1,430,003 126
1982/01/29 15 $630,904 +70% 70 $9,013   $2,060,907 133
1982/02/05 3 $2,207,223 +250% 283 $7,799   $4,268,130 140
1982/02/12 4 $2,716,348 +23% 292 $9,303   $6,984,478 147
1982/02/19 4 $2,266,830 -17% 293 $7,737   $9,251,308 154
1982/02/26 4 $2,112,220 -7% 293 $7,209   $11,363,528 161
1982/03/05 2 $3,021,022 +43% 442 $6,835   $14,384,550 168
1982/03/12 4 $2,775,098 -8% 447 $6,208   $17,159,648 175
1982/03/19 6 $2,810,140 +1% 435 $6,460   $19,969,788 182
1982/03/26 4 $3,025,887 +8% 422 $7,170   $22,995,675 189
1982/04/02 5 $4,820,366 +59% 553 $8,717   $27,816,041 196
1982/04/09 4 $4,919,708 +2% 753 $6,533   $32,735,749 203
1982/04/16 3 $3,811,114 -23% 810 $4,705   $36,546,863 210
1982/04/23 3 $2,861,132 -25% 805 $3,554   $39,407,995 217
1982/04/30 3 $2,311,394 -19% 798 $2,896   $41,719,389 224
1982/05/07 2 $2,418,443 +5% 758 $3,191   $44,137,832 231
1982/05/14 3 $1,939,720 -20% 747 $2,597   $46,077,552 238
1982/05/21 5 $1,845,174 -5% 660 $2,796   $47,922,726 245
1982/05/28 7 $2,112,190 +14% 653 $3,235   $50,034,916 252
1982/06/04 10 $1,310,961 -38% 592 $2,214   $51,345,877 259
1982/06/11 13 $1,023,964 -22% 501 $2,044   $52,369,841 266
1982/06/18 12 $813,915 -21% 462 $1,762   $53,183,756 273
1982/06/25 14 $603,463 -26% 320 $1,886   $53,787,219 280
1982/07/02 14 $624,923 +4% 322 $1,941   $54,412,142 287
1982/07/09 15 $578,885 -7% 335 $1,728   $54,991,027 294

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 6/16/2016 $43,430 81 81 238 $306,251 9/30/2016
 
Rest of World $1,534
 
International Total$307,785 9/30/2016