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Fargo (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,567,751Details
International Box Office $26,636,816
Worldwide Box Office $51,204,567
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
93% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 8th, 1996 (Wide) by Gramercy
Video Release: March 4th, 1997 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language and sexuality
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Kidnap, Film Noir, Based on an UNTRUE Story, Body in a Trunk, Corrupt Cops, Police Procedural, Life in a Small Town
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Working Title Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 57th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 30 $44,378 Apr 4, 1997 395
Biggest 56th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 26 $51,490 Mar 28, 1997 388
Biggest 55th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 37 $24,927 Mar 21, 1997 381
Biggest 51st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 30 $40,535 Feb 21, 1997 353
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 271 $39,140 Aug 16, 1996 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 331 $42,350 Aug 9, 1996 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 364 $49,964 Aug 2, 1996 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 449 $45,318 Jul 26, 1996 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 427 $73,359 Jul 19, 1996 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 401 $114,545 Jul 12, 1996 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 332 $195,605 Jul 5, 1996 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 485 $155,225 Jun 28, 1996 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 594 $156,692 Jun 21, 1996 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 748 $146,600 Jun 14, 1996 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 719 $195,982 Jun 7, 1996 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 659 $254,919 May 31, 1996 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 384 $542,633 May 24, 1996 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 490 $550,565 May 17, 1996 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 659 $538,964 May 10, 1996 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 743 $694,131 May 3, 1996 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 845 $955,119 Apr 26, 1996 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 865 $1,464,714 Apr 19, 1996 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,063 $1,881,347 Apr 12, 1996 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,224 $2,536,491 Apr 5, 1996 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,703 $2,704,652 Mar 29, 1996 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,374 $2,812,662 Mar 22, 1996 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,256 $914,202 Mar 15, 1996 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,704 $730,265 Mar 8, 1996 3

Cast

William H. Macy    Jerry Lundegaard
Steve Buscemi    Carl Showalter
Frances McDormand    Marge Gunderson
Peter Stormare    Gaear Grimsrud
Bruce Campbell    Soap Opera Actor

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Ethan Coen
Screenwriter    Ethan Coen
Screenwriter    Joel Coen
Composer    Carter Burwell

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 1st, 2014

March 31st, 2014

The home market isn't terrible this week and there are a couple of releases on top that could sell well. However, it is not a very deep week and even the second page of the new releases over on Amazon.com has some releases I would call filler. Anchorman: The Legend Continues on 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack is the best-selling new release of the week and it is arguably the best as well. The Pirate Fairy on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the second best-selling new release of the week and also a contender for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, I'm really looking forward to seeing Knights of Badassdom but the Blu-ray Combo Pack is still on its way. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 30th, 2011

August 30th, 2011

Summer is officially over, both at the box office and on the home market. Granted, the theatrical releases are still really weak, but the TV on DVD releases are starting to become overwhelming. There are several such releases that are worth picking up, but none rise to the level of Pick of the Week. For that I went with The Coen Brothers Blu-ray Box Set. However, if you've made the leap to Blu-ray, then The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth an honorable mention. Meanwhile, there's a film called Norwegian Ninja coming out on DVD that has cult classic written all over it. I really hope the screener arrives soon. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/03/08 16 $730,265   36 $20,285   $730,265 3
1996/03/15 14 $914,202 +25% 58 $15,762   $1,938,339 10
1996/03/22 6 $2,812,662 +208% 412 $6,827   $5,152,178 17
1996/03/29 8 $2,704,652 -4% 596 $4,538   $8,703,542 24
1996/04/05 7 $2,536,491 -6% 716 $3,543   $12,160,219 31
1996/04/12 10 $1,881,347 -26% 716 $2,628   $14,900,107 38
1996/04/19 12 $1,464,714 -22% 699 $2,095   $16,962,127 45
1996/04/26 14 $955,119 -35% 541 $1,765   $18,395,787 52
1996/05/03 17 $694,131 -27% 418 $1,661   $19,402,943 59
1996/05/10 17 $538,964 -22% 394 $1,368   $20,198,879 66
1996/05/17 16 $550,565 +2% 410 $1,343   $20,976,052 73
1996/05/24 14 $542,633 -1% 272 $1,995   $21,723,440 80
1996/05/31 18 $254,919 -53% 209 $1,220   $22,091,471 87
1996/06/07 21 $195,982 -23% 168 $1,167   $22,408,006 94
1996/06/14 24 $146,600 -25% 152 $964   $22,647,573 101
1996/06/21 26 $156,692 +7% 137 $1,144   $22,897,654 108
1996/06/28 26 $155,225 -1% 156 $995   $23,135,126 115
1996/07/05 27 $195,605 +26% 127 $1,540   $23,371,007 122
1996/07/12 29 $114,545 -41% 106 $1,081   $23,561,322 129
1996/07/19 36 $73,359 -36% 92 $797   $23,699,301 136
1996/07/26 47 $45,318 -38% 58 $781   $23,788,316 143
1996/08/02 41 $49,964 +10% 60 $833   $23,870,772 150
1996/08/09 45 $42,350 -15% 45 $941   $23,944,035 157
1996/08/16 48 $39,140 -8% 36 $1,087   $24,015,679 164
1997/02/21 56 $40,535   72 $563   $24,303,383 353
1997/03/21 53 $24,927   27 $923   $24,402,676 381
1997/03/28 51 $51,490 +107% 53 $972   $24,475,469 388
1997/04/04 56 $44,378 -14% 68 $653   $24,547,547 395

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/03/08 17 $1,024,137   36 $28,448   $1,024,137 7
1996/03/15 14 $1,315,379 +28% 58 $22,679   $2,339,516 14
1996/03/22 7 $3,659,374 +178% 412 $8,882   $5,998,890 21
1996/03/29 9 $3,624,838 -1% 596 $6,082   $9,623,728 28
1996/04/05 7 $3,395,032 -6% 716 $4,742   $13,018,760 35
1996/04/12 9 $2,478,653 -27% 716 $3,462   $15,497,413 42
1996/04/19 11 $1,943,255 -22% 699 $2,780   $17,440,668 49
1996/04/26 14 $1,268,144 -35% 541 $2,344   $18,708,812 56
1996/05/03 17 $951,103 -25% 418 $2,275   $19,659,915 63
1996/05/10 18 $765,572 -20% 394 $1,943   $20,425,487 70
1996/05/17 15 $755,320 -1% 410 $1,842   $21,180,807 77
1996/05/24 13 $655,745 -13% 272 $2,411   $21,836,552 84
1996/05/31 17 $375,472 -43% 209 $1,797   $22,212,024 91
1996/06/07 23 $288,949 -23% 168 $1,720   $22,500,973 98
1996/06/14 22 $239,989 -17% 152 $1,579   $22,740,962 105
1996/06/21 27 $238,939 n/c 137 $1,744   $22,979,901 112
1996/06/28 26 $195,501 -18% 156 $1,253   $23,175,402 119
1996/07/05 27 $271,375 +39% 127 $2,137   $23,446,777 126
1996/07/12 29 $179,165 -34% 106 $1,690   $23,625,942 133
1996/07/19 36 $117,056 -35% 92 $1,272   $23,742,998 140
1996/07/26 40 $77,810 -34% 58 $1,342   $23,820,808 147
1996/08/02 39 $80,877 +4% 60 $1,348   $23,901,685 154
1996/08/09 41 $74,854 -7% 45 $1,663   $23,976,539 161
1997/03/21 49 $46,230   27 $1,712   $24,423,979 385
1997/03/28 51 $79,190 +71% 53 $1,494   $24,503,169 392