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Days of Thunder (1990)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $82,670,733Details
International Box Office $75,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $157,670,733
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
39% - Rotten
Audience
60% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 27th, 1990 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: May 25th, 1999 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 107 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Equalizer
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Keywords: Auto Racing
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 887 $888,406 Aug 17, 1990 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 787 $1,626,314 Aug 10, 1990 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 756 $2,639,640 Aug 3, 1990 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 942 $3,267,823 Jul 27, 1990 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 782 $5,537,495 Jul 20, 1990 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 765 $8,168,248 Jul 13, 1990 19
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 897 $54,052,078 Jul 13, 1990 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 953 $10,707,895 Jul 6, 1990 12
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 463 $10,707,895 Jul 6, 1990 12
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 280 $15,490,445 Jun 29, 1990 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,148 $15,490,445 Jun 29, 1990 5
Widest Opening Weekend 1,835 2,307 Jun 29, 1990 5

Cast

   Cole Trickle
Leilani Sarelle    Female Highway Patrol Officer
Robert Duvall    Harry Hogge
Randy Quaid    Tim Daland
Nicole Kidman    Dr. Claire Lewicki
Cary Elwes    Russ Wheeler
Michael Rooker    Rowdy Burns
Fred Dalton Thompson    Big John
John C. Reilly    Buck Bretherton
J.C. Quinn    Waddell
Don Simpson    Aldo Bennedetti
Caroline Williams    Jennie Burns
Chris Ellis    Harlem Hoogerhyde
Donna Wilson    Darlene
Peter Appel    Member of Cole's Crew
Stephen Michae Ayers    Member of Cole's Crew
John Slattery    Member of Cole's Crew
John Griesemer    Len Dortort
Barbara Garrick    Lauren Daland
Jerry Molen    Dr. Wilhaire
Tania Coleridge    Russ Wheeler's Girlfriend
Alexandra Balahoutis    Autograph Fan
Steve Boyd    NASCAR Official
Daniel D. Greenwood    ESPN Announcer
Jim Grimshaw    Hardee's Pit Crew Chief
James G. Jr. Martin    Field Doctor
Margo Martindale    Donna
Michael Burgess    Young Doctor
Jim Crowther    Dr, Crowther
James D. Henson    Doctor
Cyndi Vicino    Nurse
Shari Ellis    Nurse
Xavier Coronel    Orderly
Nick Searcy    Highway Patrol Officer
Jamie Johnson    Aldo's Girlfriend
Jerry Punch    Himself
Neil Bonnett    Himself
Harry P. Gant    HImself
Rusty Wallace    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Don Simpson
Producer    Jerry Bruckheimer
Story Creator    Robert Towne
Story Creator    Tom Cruise
Screenwriter    Robert Towne
Executive Producer    Gerald R. Molen
Editor    Billy Weber
Editor    Chris Lebenzon
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Editor    Bert Lovitt
Editor    Michael Tronick
Editor    Stuart Waks
Editor    Robert C. Jones
Assistant Director    James W. Skotchdopole
Unit Production Manager    Gerald R. Molen
Art Director    Benjamin Fernandez
Art Director    Thomas E. Sanders
Set Decorator    Thomas L. Roysden
Cinematographer    Ward Russell
Additional Photography    Charles Mills
Costume Designer    Susan Becker
Costume Supervisor    James W. Tyson
Costume Supervisor    Winnie D. Brown
Associate Editor    Lauren A. Schaffer
Sound Mixer    Charles Wilborn
Re-recording Mixer    Donald O. Mitchell
Re-recording Mixer    Rick Kline
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin O'Connell
Additional Re-Recording Mixer    Jeffrey J. Haboush
Additional Re-Recording Mixer    Greg P. Russell
Additional Re-Recording Mixer    Robert J. Litt
Re-recording Mixer    Elliot Tyson
Supervising Sound Editor    George II Waters
Supervising Sound Editor    Cecilia Hall
Sound Effects Editor    R.J. Palmer
Sound Effects Editor    F. Hudson Miller
Sound Effects Editor    Beth Sterner
Sound Effects Editor    Howell Gibbens
Sound Effects Editor    Frank Howard
Sound Effects Editor    John Benson
Sound Effects Editor    Ed Callahan
Sound Effects Editor    Pamela Bentkowski
Sound Effects Editor    Midge Costin
Dialogue Editor    Karen Wilson
Dialogue Editor    James J. Isaacs
Dialogue Editor    Larry Carrow
Dialogue Editor    Michael Magill
Dialogue Editor    Harry B. III Miller
Dialogue Editor    Noah Blough
Music Editor    Christopher Kennedy
Makeup Supervisor    Rick Sharp
Key Makeup    Ellen Wong
Key Hairstylist    Virginia Hadfield
Words "The Last Notes of Freedom"    Billy Idol
"You Gotta Love Someone" Words and music by    Elton John
"You Gotta Love Someone" Words and music by    Bernie Taupin
Casting Director    David Rubin
Stunt Coordinator    Gary McCarty

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/06/29 1 $15,490,445   2,307 $6,715   $21,502,162 5
1990/07/06 2 $10,707,895 -31% 2,307 $4,641   $40,525,284 12
1990/07/13 3 $8,168,248 -24% 2,307 $3,541   $54,052,078 19
1990/07/20 6 $5,537,495 -32% 2,187 $2,532   $63,288,147 26
1990/07/27 9 $3,267,823 -41% 1,991 $1,641   $69,335,119 33
1990/08/03 11 $2,639,640 -19% 1,626 $1,623   $73,768,399 40
1990/08/10 14 $1,626,314 -38% 1,075 $1,513   $76,949,155 47
1990/08/17 18 $888,406 -45% 622 $1,428   $78,771,268 54

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/06/29 1 $23,805,672   2,307 $10,319   $29,817,389 9
1990/07/06 2 $16,066,441 -33% 2,307 $6,964   $45,883,830 16
1990/07/13 4 $11,866,822 -26% 2,307 $5,144   $57,750,652 23
1990/07/20 6 $8,316,644 -30% 2,187 $3,803   $66,067,296 30
1990/07/27 9 $5,061,463 -39% 1,991 $2,542   $71,128,759 37
1990/08/03 11 $4,194,082 -17% 1,626 $2,579   $75,322,841 44
1990/08/10 14 $2,560,021 -39% 1,075 $2,381   $77,882,862 51