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The Color Purple (1985)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $93,589,701Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
88% - Fresh
Audience
94% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 18th, 1985 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: March 25th, 1997 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 152 minutes
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Keywords: African-American
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Amblin Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 85 $315,744 May 30, 1986 166
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 84 $446,296 May 16, 1986 152
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 85 $518,242 May 9, 1986 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 79 $728,794 May 2, 1986 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 62 $1,011,530 Apr 25, 1986 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 68 $1,200,069 Apr 18, 1986 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 65 $1,527,233 Apr 11, 1986 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 46 $2,158,733 Apr 4, 1986 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 64 $2,004,556 Mar 28, 1986 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 44 $2,865,833 Mar 21, 1986 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 48 $3,006,827 Mar 14, 1986 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 43 $3,636,677 Mar 7, 1986 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 57 $3,557,053 Feb 28, 1986 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 60 $4,091,653 Feb 21, 1986 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 36 $6,165,314 Feb 14, 1986 61
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,356 $54,125,302 Feb 14, 1986 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 71 $5,330,126 Feb 7, 1986 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 218 $4,219,418 Jan 31, 1986 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 346 $4,412,456 Jan 24, 1986 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 386 $5,742,903 Jan 17, 1986 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,504 $3,126,757 Jan 10, 1986 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,055 $3,438,463 Jan 3, 1986 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,927 $3,162,958 Dec 27, 1985 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,238 $1,710,333 Dec 20, 1985 5

Cast

Danny Glover    Albert
Adolph Caesar    Old Mister
   Shug Avery
Rae Dawn Chong    Squeak
Whoopi Goldberg    Celie
Oprah Winfrey    Sofia
Willard Pugh    Harpo
Akosua Busia    Nettie
Dana Ivey    Miss Millie
Desreta Jackson    Young Celie
Laurence Fishburne    Swain
Carl Anderson    Reverend Samuel
John Patton, Jr    Preacher
Leonard Jackson    Pa
Bennet Guillory    Grady
Susan Beaubian    Corrine
James Tillis    Buster
Phillip Strong    Mayor
Peto Kinsaka    Adam
Lelo Masamba    Olivia
Margaret Freeman    Odessa
Howard Starr    Young Harpo
Daphanie Oliver    Young Olivia
Jadili Johnson    Young Adam
Lillian Njoki Distefano    Young Tashi
Donna Buie    Daisy
Leon Rippy    Store Clerk
John R. Hart    Mailman
David Thomas    Road Gang Leader
Carrie Murray    Loretta
Juliet Poe    Church Sister
Katie Simon    Church Sister
Ethel Taylor    Church Sister
Marcus Covington    Boy
Marcus Liles    Boo
April Myers    Emma
Maurice Moore    Child
Lechanda Latharp    Child
Drew Bundini Brown    Jook Joint Patron
Arnold Turner    Jook Joint Patron
Jeris Lee Poindexter    Jook Joint Patron
James Hawthorne    Jook Joint Patron

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Steven Spielberg
Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Producer    Frank Marshall
Producer    Qunicy Jones
Executive Producer    Jon Peters
Executive Producer    Peter Guber
Screenwriter    Menno Meyjes
Story Creator    Alice Walker
Composer    Qunicy Jones
Editor    Michael Kahn
Production Designer    J. Michael Riva
Director of Photography    Allen Daviau
Associate Producer    Carol Isenberg
Assistant Director    Pat Kehoe
Assistant Director    Richard Alexander Wells
Second Unit Director    Frank Marshall
Unit Production Manager    Gerald R. Molen
Art Director    Robert W. Welch
Set Decorator    Linda Descenna
Second Unit Camera    Simon Trevor
Costume Designer    Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Costume Supervisor    Francine Jamison-Tanchuck
Sound Mixer    Willie Burton
Re-recording Mixer    Robert Knudson
Re-recording Mixer    Robert J. Glass
Re-recording Mixer    Don Digirolamo
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard L. Anderson
Sound Editor    Michael J. Benavente
Sound Editor    James Christopher
Sound Editor    Teresa Eckton
Sound Editor    Sherman Waze
Sound Editor    Burton M. Weinstein
Sound Editor    David A. Whittaker
Supervising Music Editor    Else Blangsted
Supervising Music Editor    Jim Flamberg
Music Editor    David Marshall
Music Supervisor    Tom Kramer
Makeup    Ken Chase
Hairstylist    Robert L. Stevenson
Music Supervisor    Tom Bahler
Casting Director    Reuben Cannon
Stunt Coordinator    Greg Elam

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/12/20 8 $1,710,333   192 $8,908   $1,775,828 5
1985/12/27 7 $3,162,958 +85% 202 $15,658   $7,108,801 12
1986/01/03 7 $3,438,463 +9% 209 $16,452   $13,917,322 19
1986/01/10 5 $3,126,757 -9% 561 $5,574   $18,810,736 26
1986/01/17 2 $5,742,903 +84% 561 $10,237   $26,148,105 33
1986/01/24 1 $4,412,456 -23% 561 $7,865   $33,332,839 40
1986/01/31 2 $4,219,418 -4% 561 $7,521   $39,203,192 47
1986/02/07 2 $5,330,126 +26% 1,109 $4,806   $45,889,128 54
1986/02/14 2 $6,165,314 +16% 1,109 $5,559   $54,125,302 61
1986/02/21 3 $4,091,653 -34% 1,109 $3,689   $59,534,565 68
1986/02/28 4 $3,557,053 -13% 1,109 $3,207   $64,383,696 75
1986/03/07 4 $3,636,677 +2% 1,096 $3,318   $69,260,725 82
1986/03/14 3 $3,006,827 -17% 1,107 $2,716   $73,632,831 89
1986/03/21 4 $2,865,833 -5% 1,082 $2,649   $77,592,315 96
1986/03/28 6 $2,004,556 -30% 1,046 $1,916   $80,962,190 103
1986/04/04 5 $2,158,733 +8% 1,014 $2,129   $84,159,813 110
1986/04/11 8 $1,527,233 -29% 946 $1,614   $86,407,917 117
1986/04/18 8 $1,200,069 -21% 890 $1,348   $88,220,216 124
1986/04/25 10 $1,011,530 -16% 871 $1,161   $89,784,334 131
1986/05/02 12 $728,794 -28% 745 $978   $90,962,921 138
1986/05/09 16 $518,242 -29% 586 $884   $91,782,203 145
1986/05/16 16 $446,296 -14% 555 $804   $92,484,046 152
1986/05/30 16 $315,744   414 $763   $93,589,701 166

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/12/20 8 $3,880,348   192 $20,210   $3,945,843 9
1985/12/27 7 $6,533,016 +68% 202 $32,342   $10,478,859 16
1986/01/03 5 $5,205,120 -20% 209 $24,905   $15,683,979 23
1986/01/10 4 $4,721,223 -9% 561 $8,416   $20,405,202 30
1986/01/17 1 $8,515,181 +80% 561 $15,179   $28,920,383 37
1986/01/24 1 $6,063,391 -29% 561 $10,808   $34,983,774 44
1986/01/31 2 $5,575,228 -8% 561 $9,938   $40,559,002 51
1986/02/07 2 $7,400,986 +33% 1,109 $6,674   $47,959,988 58
1986/02/14 2 $7,482,924 +1% 1,109 $6,747   $55,442,912 65
1986/02/21 2 $5,383,731 -28% 1,109 $4,855   $60,826,643 72
1986/02/28 4 $4,797,405 -11% 1,109 $4,326   $65,624,048 79
1986/03/07 2 $5,001,956 +4% 1,096 $4,564   $70,626,004 86
1986/03/14 3 $4,100,478 -18% 1,107 $3,704   $74,726,482 93
1986/03/21 4 $4,231,152 +3% 1,082 $3,910   $78,957,634 100
1986/03/28 6 $3,043,446 -28% 1,046 $2,910   $82,001,080 107
1986/04/04 5 $2,879,604 -5% 1,014 $2,840   $84,880,684 114
1986/04/11 5 $2,139,463 -26% 946 $2,262   $87,020,147 121
1986/04/18 7 $1,752,657 -18% 890 $1,969   $88,772,804 128
1986/04/25 9 $1,461,323 -17% 871 $1,678   $90,234,127 135
1986/05/02 9 $1,029,834 -30% 745 $1,382   $91,263,961 142
1986/05/09 13 $773,789 -25% 586 $1,320   $92,037,750 149