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The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,130,087Details
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Synopsis

THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN is a true story of two young men of privilege, money and ambition who end up selling government secrets to the Russians. Christopher Boyce works a low-level job at a defense plant where he uncovers documents that prove that the C.I.A. is secretly coercing foreign governments. He confides in his friend, Daulton Lee, a reckless drug dealer and user, who convinces him to sell this information to the Soviets for big bucks. Lee boldly cuts a deal with the KGB, but soon the stakes spin out of control as the Soviets up the ante. Lee descends further into drug abuse, and the C.I.A. prepare to take the informants down.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Fresh
Audience
70% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 25th, 1985 (Wide) by Orion Pictures
Video Release: January 13th, 2015 by Kino Lorber
Running Time: 131 minutes
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Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,504 $101,792 Apr 12, 1985 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,255 $175,401 Apr 5, 1985 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,712 $142,800 Mar 29, 1985 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,230 $340,096 Mar 22, 1985 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,061 $669,486 Mar 15, 1985 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,355 $747,180 Mar 8, 1985 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,611 $1,005,561 Mar 1, 1985 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,933 $1,295,776 Feb 22, 1985 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,240 $1,848,069 Feb 15, 1985 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,590 $2,460,324 Feb 8, 1985 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,707 $1,775,498 Feb 1, 1985 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,939 $2,358,846 Jan 25, 1985 3

Cast

Timothy Hutton    Christopher Boyce
Sean Penn    Daulton lee
Pat Hingle    Mr. Boyce
Joyce Van Patten    Mrs. Boyce
Lori Singer    Lana
John Ratzenberger    Detective
Chris Makepeace    David Lee
Michael Ironside    FBI agent

Production and Technical Credits

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/01/25 2 $2,358,846   265 $8,901   $2,358,846 3
1985/02/01 5 $1,775,498 -25% 265 $6,700   $4,962,761 10
1985/02/08 6 $2,460,324 +39% 914 $2,692   $7,946,838 17
1985/02/15 9 $1,848,069 -25% 827 $2,235   $10,610,625 24
1985/02/22 7 $1,295,776 -30% 715 $1,812   $12,354,927 31
1985/03/01 10 $1,005,561 -22% 602 $1,670   $13,571,250 38
1985/03/08 12 $747,180 -26% 475 $1,573   $14,867,008 45
1985/03/15 13 $669,486 -10% 458 $1,462   $15,829,663 52
1985/03/22 20 $340,096 -49% 272 $1,250   $16,436,784 59
1985/03/29 26 $142,800 -58% 152 $939   $16,742,646 66
1985/04/05 24 $175,401 +23% 139 $1,262   $16,961,597 73
1985/04/12 26 $101,792 -42% 145 $702   $17,130,087 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/01/25 2 $3,187,263   265 $12,027   $3,187,263 7
1985/02/01 4 $2,299,251 -28% 265 $8,676   $5,486,514 14
1985/02/08 5 $3,276,042 +42% 914 $3,584   $8,762,556 21
1985/02/15 8 $2,296,595 -30% 827 $2,777   $11,059,151 28
1985/02/22 7 $1,506,538 -34% 715 $2,107   $12,565,689 35
1985/03/01 9 $1,554,139 +3% 602 $2,582   $14,119,828 42
1985/03/08 13 $1,040,349 -33% 475 $2,190   $15,160,177 49
1985/03/15 13 $936,511 -10% 458 $2,045   $16,096,688 56
1985/03/22 19 $503,158 -46% 272 $1,850   $16,599,846 63
1985/03/29 24 $186,350 -63% 152 $1,226   $16,786,196 70
1985/04/05 23 $242,099 +30% 139 $1,742   $17,028,295 77