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The Fifth Element (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $63,540,020Details
International Box Office $200,329,138
Worldwide Box Office $263,869,158
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
71% - Fresh
Audience
87% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$95,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 9th, 1997 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: December 10th, 1997 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Fifth Element, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sci-fi violence, some sexuality and brief nudity
Running Time: 126 minutes
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Keywords: Cloning
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Gaumont

Cast

   Korben Dallas
   Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg
Ian Holm    Priest Vito Cornelius
Chris Tucker    DJ Ruby Rhod
   Leeloo
Luke Perry    Billy
Brion James    General Munro
Tommy "Tiny" Lister    President Lindberg
Lee Evans    Fog
Charlie Creed-Miles    David
Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws    Right Arm
John Neville    General Staedert
John Bluthal    Professor Pacoli
Mathieu Kassovitz    Mugger
Christopher Fairbank    Mactilburgh
Kim Chan    Thai
Richard Leaf    Neighbour
Julie T. Wallace    Major Iceborg
Al Matthews    General Tudor
Maiwenn    Diva
John Bennett    Priest
Ivan Heng    Left Arm
Sonita Henry    President's Aide
Tim McMullan    Scientist's Aide
Hon Ping Tang    Munro's Captain
George Khan    Head Scientist
John Hughes    Head of Military
Roberto Bryce    Omar
Said Talidi    Aziz
Justin Lee Burrows    Mondoshawan
Richard Ashton    Mondoshawan
Jerome Blake    Mondoshawan
Kevin Molloy    Mondoshawan/Ground Crew
Bill Reimbold    Mactilburgh's Assistant
Colin Brooks    Staedert's Captain
Anthony Chinn    Mactilburgh's Technician
Sam Douglas    Chief NY Cop
Derek Ezenagu    NY Cop
David Kennedy    Flying Cop
David Barrass    Flying Cop
Roger Monk    Flying Cop/Military Technician
Mac McDonald    Flying Cop
Mark Seaton    Flying Cop
Jean Luc Caron    Flying Cop
Riz Meedin    Flying Cop
Jerry Ezekiel    Flying Cop
Indra Ove    VIP Stewardess
Nicole Merry    VIP Stewardess
Stacey McKenzie    VIP Stewardess
Rachel Willis    Stewardess
Genevieve Maylam    Stewardess
Josie Perez    Stewardess
Natasha Brice    Stewardess
Sophia Goth    Check In Attendant
Martin McDougall    Warship Captain
Peter Dunwell    Diva's Manager
Paul Priestley    Cop
Jason Salkey    Cop
Stewart Harvey Wilson    Ruby Rhod Assistant
Dave Fishley    Ruby Rhod Assistant
Carlton Chance    Ruby Rhod Assistant
Gin Clarke    Diva's Assistant
Vladimir McCrary    Human Aknot
Clifton Lloyd Bryan    Mangalore Aknot/Airport Guard
Aron Paramor    Mangalore Akanit
Alan Ruscoe    Mangalore Kino
Christopher Adamson    Airport Cop
Eve Salvail    Tawdry Girl
Kaleem Janjua    Shuttle Pilot
Tyrone Tyrell    Shuttle Co-pilot
Kevin Brewerton    Shuttle Mechanic
Vince Pellegrino    Ground Crew
Ian Beckett    Baby Ray
Sonny Caldinez    Emperor Kodar Japhet
Zeta Graff    Princess Achen
Eddie Ellwood    Roy Von Bacon
Yui    Fhloston Hostess
Laura de Palma    Fhloston Hostess
Michael Culkin    Hefty Man
Lenny McLean    Police Chief
Robert Oates    Fhloston Commander
John Sharian    Fhloston Captain
Fred Williams    Hotel Manager
Sibyl Buck    Zorg's Secretary
Sarah Carrington    Scientist
Grant James    Scientist
Ali Yassine    Scientist
Sean Buckley    Scientist
Dave Messam    Military Technician
Nathan Hamlett    Military Technician
Cecil Cheng    Military Technician
Scott Woods    Lab Guard
Leon Dekker    Lab Guard
David Garvey    Staedert's Technician
Stanley Kowalski    Staedert's Technician
Omar Hibbert Williams    Staedert's Technician
Robert Clapperton    Robot Barman
Robert Alexander    Warship Technician
Mia Frye    TV Stewardess
Leo Williams    Power Operator
Keith Martin    Power Operator
J.D. Dawodu    Zorg's Man
Patrick Nicholls    Zorg's Man
Shaun Davis    Zorg's Man
Roy Garcia Singh    Zorg's Man
Alex Georgijev    Zorg's Man
Marie Guillard    Burger's Assistant
Renee Montemayor    Burger's Assistant
Stina Richardson    Burger's Assistant

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Patrice Ledoux
Screenwriter    Luc Besson
Screenwriter    Robert Mark Kamen
Based on a Story By    Luc Besson
Director of Photography    Thierry Arbogast
Production Designer    Dan Weil
Editor    Sylvie Landra
Co-Producer    Iain Smith
Visual Effects Supervisor    Mark Stetson
Costume Designer    Jean-Paul Gaultier
Composer    Eric Serra
Assistant Director    Chris Carreras
Production Manager    Sarah Bradshaw
Assistant Director: Second Unit    Barrie Melrose
Art Director    Jim Morahan
Art Director    Kevin Phipps
Art Director    Michael Lamont
Set Decorator    Maggie Gray
Set Decorator    Anna Pinnock
Special Effects    Nick Allder
Special Effects    Neil Corbould
Sound Mixer    Daniel Brisseau
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Smith
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bartlett
Sound Effects Editor    Dwayne Avery
Sound Effects Editor    Julia Evershade
Sound Effects Editor    Howell Gibbens
Sound Effects Editor    Geoff Rubay
Sound Effects Editor    David Whittaker
Sound Effects Editor    David Lewis Yewdall
Sound Designer    Mark Mangini
Make up    Lois Burwell
Hairstylist    Sue Love
Music Supervisor    Anita Camarata
Casting Director    Lucinda Syson
Casting Director    Francine Maisler
Stunt Coordinator    Marc Boyle

Compare this performance with other movies…

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/06/20 10 $233,396   1,066 $219   $59,136,033 43
1997/06/21 9 $365,730 +57% 1,066 $343   $59,501,763 44
1997/06/22 - $265,886 -27% 1,066 $249   $59,767,649 45
1997/06/23 - $118,079 -56% 1,066 $111   $59,885,728 46
1997/06/24 10 $144,263 +22% 1,066 $135   $60,029,991 47
1997/06/25 11 $125,270 -13% 1,066 $118   $60,155,261 48
1997/06/26 9 $124,973 n/c 1,066 $117   $60,280,234 49
1997/06/27 - $110,600 -12% 662 $167   $60,390,834 50
1997/06/28 - $135,528 +23% 662 $205   $60,526,362 51
1997/06/29 - $125,895 -7% 662 $190   $60,652,257 52
1997/06/30 - $62,175 -51% 662 $94   $60,714,432 53
1997/07/01 - $42,025 -32% 662 $63   $60,756,457 54
1997/07/02 - $24,726 -41% 662 $37   $60,781,183 55
1997/07/03 - $38,123 +54% 662 $58   $60,819,306 56

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/05/09 1 $17,031,345   2,500 $6,813   $17,031,345 3
1997/05/16 1 $11,410,863 -33% 2,500 $4,564   $34,213,330 10
1997/05/23 3 $8,021,290 -30% 2,500 $3,209   $46,031,440 17
1997/05/30 5 $4,032,169 -50% 2,500 $1,613   $51,503,539 24
1997/06/06 8 $2,078,812 -48% 1,957 $1,062   $55,360,251 31
1997/06/13 8 $1,483,840 -29% 1,560 $951   $57,922,135 38
1997/06/20 9 $865,012 -42% 1,066 $811   $59,767,649 45
1997/06/27 12 $372,023 -57% 662 $562   $60,652,257 52
1997/07/04 21 $147,367 -60% 202 $730   $60,966,673 59
1997/07/11 25 $102,955 -30% 185 $557   $61,138,490 66
1997/07/18 30 $100,291 -3% 173 $580   $61,310,358 73
1997/07/25 18 $420,687 +319% 673 $625   $61,778,086 80
1997/08/01 22 $327,830 -22% 600 $546   $62,339,880 87
1997/08/08 28 $165,754 -49% 345 $480   $62,717,503 94
1997/08/15 35 $133,912 -19% 272 $492   $62,951,133 101
1997/08/22 39 $114,164 -15% 176 $649   $63,125,637 108
1997/08/29 46 $57,988 -49% 90 $644   $63,244,003 115
1997/09/05 43 $51,172 -12% 84 $609   $63,307,464 122
1997/09/12 43 $52,884 +3% 78 $678   $63,381,708 129
1997/09/19 46 $43,896 -17% 59 $744   $63,447,915 136
1997/09/26 52 $34,480 -21% 40 $862   $63,502,394 143
1997/10/03 57 $21,816 -37% 27 $808   $63,540,020 150

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/16/20091313,122 13,122$341,042$341,042610
8/23/2009127,844-40% 20,966$203,863$544,905611

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