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Fargo (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,567,751Details
International Box Office $26,636,816Details
Worldwide Box Office $51,204,567
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 2,945 $24,567,751
All Time International Box Office 2,158 $26,636,816
All Time Worldwide Box Office 2,365 $51,204,567
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 96 $24,567,751
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 915 $24,567,751
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 641 $26,636,816
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 747 $51,204,567

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 57th Weekend 30 $44,378 Apr 4, 1997 395
Biggest 57th Weekend Limited Release 4 $44,378 Apr 4, 1997 395
Theater Average 57th Weekend Limited Release 13 $653 Apr 4, 1997 395
Biggest Domestic 56th Weekend 26 $51,490 Mar 28, 1997 388
Biggest 56th Weekend Limited Release 4 $51,490 Mar 28, 1997 388
Theater Average 56th Weekend Limited Release 15 $972 Mar 28, 1997 388
Biggest Domestic 55th Weekend 37 $24,927 Mar 21, 1997 381
Biggest 55th Weekend Limited Release 5 $24,927 Mar 21, 1997 381
Theater Average 55th Weekend Limited Release 23 $923 Mar 21, 1997 381
Biggest Domestic 51st Weekend 30 $40,535 Feb 21, 1997 353
Biggest 51st Weekend Limited Release 3 $40,535 Feb 21, 1997 353
Theater Average 51st Weekend Limited Release 26 $563 Feb 21, 1997 353
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 272 $39,140 Aug 16, 1996 164
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 66 $39,140 Aug 16, 1996 164
Theater Average 24th Weekend Limited Release 180 $1,087 Aug 16, 1996 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 332 $42,350 Aug 9, 1996 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 79 $42,350 Aug 9, 1996 157
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 246 $941 Aug 9, 1996 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 364 $49,964 Aug 2, 1996 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 87 $49,964 Aug 2, 1996 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 329 $833 Aug 2, 1996 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 449 $45,318 Jul 26, 1996 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 116 $45,318 Jul 26, 1996 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 400 $781 Jul 26, 1996 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 427 $73,359 Jul 19, 1996 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 99 $73,359 Jul 19, 1996 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 429 $797 Jul 19, 1996 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 402 $114,545 Jul 12, 1996 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 82 $114,545 Jul 12, 1996 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 332 $1,081 Jul 12, 1996 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 333 $195,605 Jul 5, 1996 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 63 $195,605 Jul 5, 1996 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 201 $1,540 Jul 5, 1996 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 486 $155,225 Jun 28, 1996 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 95 $155,225 Jun 28, 1996 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 488 $995 Jun 28, 1996 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 596 $156,692 Jun 21, 1996 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 109 $156,692 Jun 21, 1996 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 458 $1,144 Jun 21, 1996 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 754 $146,600 Jun 14, 1996 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 135 $146,600 Jun 14, 1996 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 627 $964 Jun 14, 1996 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 728 $195,982 Jun 7, 1996 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 127 $195,982 Jun 7, 1996 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 552 $1,167 Jun 7, 1996 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 667 $254,919 May 31, 1996 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 124 $254,919 May 31, 1996 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 567 $1,220 May 31, 1996 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 389 $542,633 May 24, 1996 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 73 $542,633 May 24, 1996 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 273 $1,995 May 24, 1996 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 495 $550,565 May 17, 1996 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 84 $550,565 May 17, 1996 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 652 $1,343 May 17, 1996 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 667 $538,964 May 10, 1996 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 108 $538,964 May 10, 1996 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 706 $1,368 May 10, 1996 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 753 $694,131 May 3, 1996 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 107 $694,131 May 3, 1996 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 632 $1,661 May 3, 1996 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 855 $955,119 Apr 26, 1996 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 101 $955,119 Apr 26, 1996 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 687 $1,765 Apr 26, 1996 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 874 $1,464,714 Apr 19, 1996 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 78 $1,464,714 Apr 19, 1996 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 669 $2,095 Apr 19, 1996 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,077 $1,881,347 Apr 12, 1996 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 75 $1,881,347 Apr 12, 1996 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 554 $2,628 Apr 12, 1996 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,237 $2,536,491 Apr 5, 1996 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 67 $2,536,491 Apr 5, 1996 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 447 $3,543 Apr 5, 1996 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,720 $2,704,652 Mar 29, 1996 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 64 $2,704,652 Mar 29, 1996 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 447 $4,538 Mar 29, 1996 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 2,393 $2,812,662 Mar 22, 1996 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 49 $2,812,662 Mar 22, 1996 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 379 $6,827 Mar 22, 1996 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,284 $914,202 Mar 15, 1996 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 247 $914,202 Mar 15, 1996 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 191 $15,762 Mar 15, 1996 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 4,739 $730,265 Mar 8, 1996 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 355 $730,265 Mar 8, 1996 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 419 $20,285 Mar 8, 1996 3
Theater Average Limited Release 565 $20,285 Mar 8, 1996 3
Top 1996 Theater Average Limited Release 28 $20,285 Mar 8, 1996 3
Never Wide Domestic 58 $24,567,751 Mar 8, 1996 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,643 $24,567,751 Mar 8, 1996 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 185 680 Mar 8, 1996 0

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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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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