Dick Tracy

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $103,738,726Details
International Box Office $59,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $162,738,726
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
64% - Fresh
53% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$47,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 15th, 1990 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: April 21st, 1994 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 103 minutes
Keywords: Comic Strip, Framed, Government Corruption, Development Hell, Rescue, Kidnap, Surprise Twist, False Identity, Unnamed Character, Voiceover/Narration, Wrongfully Convicted, Organized Crime, Singers, Orphan
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures


   Dick Tracy
   Breathless Mahoney
   Big Boy Caprice
Dustin Hoffman    Mumbles
Kathy Bates    Mrs. Green
Charles Durning    Chief Brandon
Allen Garfield    Reporter
James Tolkan    Numbers
Jack Kehoe    Customer at Raid
Michael J. Pollard    Bug Bailey
Estelle Parsons    Mrs. Trueheart
Glenne Headly    Tess Trueheart
Catherine O'Hara    Texie Garcia
Henry Silva    Influence
Colm Meaney    Cop at Tess'
Dick Van Dyke    D.A. Fletcher
Mandy Patinkin    88 Keys
Seymour Cassel    Sam Catchem
Ed O'Ross    Itchy
Paul Sorvino    Lips Manlins
James Caan    Spaldoni
Robert Costanzo    Lips' Bodyguard

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Warren Beatty
Screenwriter    Jim Cash
Screenwriter    Jack Epps, Jr.
Editor    Richard Marks
Cinematographer    Vittorio Storaro
Composer    Danny Elfman
Art Director    Richard Sylbert

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/06/15 1 $22,543,911   2,332 $9,667   $22,543,911 3
1990/06/22 1 $15,546,837 -31% 2,332 $6,667   $50,293,065 10
1990/06/29 2 $10,101,204 -35% 2,332 $4,332   $68,392,929 17
1990/07/06 3 $6,638,594 -34% 2,209 $3,005   $81,719,771 24
1990/07/13 6 $4,826,867 -27% 1,813 $2,662   $90,355,452 31
1990/07/20 8 $3,116,433 -35% 1,672 $1,864   $95,647,673 38
1990/07/27 10 $1,751,976 -44% 1,223 $1,433   $99,098,477 45

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