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Footloose (1984)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $80,000,000Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$8,200,000
Domestic Releases: February 17th, 1984 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: June 25th, 1996 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG (edited for re-rating)
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Keywords: Dancing, Religious, Rock 'n' Roll, Country Mouse, City Mouse, Culture Clash, Romance, New Guy/Girl in School, Death of a Son or Daughter, Coming of Age, Bullies
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 110 $743,987 Jun 15, 1984 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 131 $748,909 Jun 8, 1984 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 116 $1,066,786 Jun 1, 1984 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 68 $1,924,094 May 25, 1984 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 133 $1,279,264 May 18, 1984 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 164 $1,218,894 May 11, 1984 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 135 $1,683,727 May 4, 1984 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 104 $2,257,778 Apr 27, 1984 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 139 $2,443,796 Apr 20, 1984 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 247 $2,237,610 Apr 13, 1984 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 238 $3,052,131 Apr 6, 1984 52
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,299 $50,688,206 Mar 30, 1984 49
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 227 $4,166,896 Mar 30, 1984 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 342 $4,420,411 Mar 23, 1984 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 556 $4,745,560 Mar 16, 1984 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 797 $5,476,656 Mar 9, 1984 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,096 $6,300,641 Mar 2, 1984 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,697 $6,617,737 Feb 24, 1984 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,063 $8,556,935 Feb 17, 1984 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,096 1,384 Feb 17, 1984 3

Cast

John Lithgow    Reverend Shaw Moore
Kevin Bacon    Ren McCormack
Christopher Penn    Willard
Dianne Wiest    Vi Moore
Sarah Jessica Parker    Rusty
Lori Singer    Ariel Moore

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Supervising Sound Editor    Gordon Ecker

DVD Sales: Immortals and Throne Both Have Claim to Top Spot

March 21st, 2012

New releases dominated the DVD sales chart with two DVDs having a legitimate claim to the top spot. Immortals sold the most units 649,000 units, while its revenue was the second best for the week at $11.12 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 18th, 2011

October 18th, 2011

It should be a relatively good week in terms of DVD and Blu-ray sales with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides leading the way. However, it's not a particularly deep week in terms of home market releases. Nor is it really strong when it comes to contenders for Pick of the Week. Degrassi: Season Ten is in competition, but in the end I went with Robotech: The Complete Series. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Footloose

October 12th, 2011

The original Footloose came out on Blu-ray a couple weeks ago. The screener arrived late, but since the new version of Footloose hits theaters this Friday, the timing of the review couldn't be better. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 27th, 2011

September 27th, 2011

It's another incredibly busy week on the home market with over 400 new releases on Amazon.com. However, again there were only a few that were worth mentioning with a whole lot of filler. The biggest release of the week is Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Blu-ray, but it doesn't come out till Friday. Looking at some of the other top selling releases and it's clear how weak the selection is. There's a stand-up comedy DVD, a couple catalog titles being released on Blu-ray, Anime, a couple TV on DVD releases, and the first DVD release of Adventure Time. Adventure Time on DVD? Pick of the Week. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1984/02/17 1 $8,556,935   1,384 $6,183   $8,556,935 3
1984/02/24 1 $6,617,737 -23% 1,384 $4,782   $16,857,254 10
1984/03/02 1 $6,300,641 -5% 1,384 $4,552   $24,615,584 17
1984/03/09 2 $5,476,656 -13% 1,384 $3,957   $31,591,292 24
1984/03/16 2 $4,745,560 -13% 1,360 $3,489   $37,940,028 31
1984/03/23 3 $4,420,411 -7% 1,360 $3,250   $43,998,844 38
1984/03/30 5 $4,166,896 -6% 1,360 $3,064   $49,528,265 45
1984/04/06 9 $3,052,131 -27% 1,272 $2,399   $53,740,337 52
1984/04/13 10 $2,237,610 -27% 998 $2,242   $56,747,753 59
1984/04/20 7 $2,443,796 +9% 1,045 $2,339   $60,535,312 66
1984/04/27 7 $2,257,778 -8% 1,110 $2,034   $63,767,719 73
1984/05/04 10 $1,683,727 -25% 922 $1,826   $66,153,124 80
1984/05/11 11 $1,218,894 -28% 876 $1,391   $67,834,529 87
1984/05/18 9 $1,279,264 +5% 750 $1,706   $69,599,398 94
1984/05/25 9 $1,924,094 +50% 912 $2,110   $71,963,803 101
1984/06/01 10 $1,066,786 -45% 702 $1,520   $73,450,748 108
1984/06/08 13 $748,909 -30% 566 $1,323   $74,688,368 115
1984/06/15 10 $743,987 -1% 585 $1,272   $75,846,770 122

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1984/02/17 1 $10,239,517   1,384 $7,398   $10,239,517 7
1984/02/24 1 $8,075,426 -21% 1,384 $5,835   $18,314,943 14
1984/03/09 1 $7,079,832   1,384 $5,115   $33,194,468 28
1984/03/16 2 $6,383,965 -10% 1,360 $4,694   $39,578,433 35
1984/03/23 3 $5,782,936 -9% 1,360 $4,252   $45,361,369 42
1984/03/30 5 $5,326,837 -8% 1,360 $3,917   $50,688,206 49
1984/04/06 9 $3,821,937 -28% 1,272 $3,005   $54,510,143 56
1984/04/13 7 $3,581,373 -6% 998 $3,589   $58,091,516 63
1984/04/20 7 $3,418,425 -5% 1,045 $3,271   $61,509,941 70
1984/04/27 7 $2,959,456 -13% 1,110 $2,666   $64,469,397 77
1984/05/04 10 $2,146,238 -27% 922 $2,328   $66,615,635 84
1984/05/11 10 $1,704,499 -21% 876 $1,946   $68,320,134 91
1984/05/18 9 $1,719,575 +1% 750 $2,293   $70,039,709 98
1984/05/25 9 $2,344,253 +36% 912 $2,570   $72,383,962 105
1984/06/01 10 $1,555,497 -34% 702 $2,216   $73,939,459 112
1984/06/08 12 $1,163,324 -25% 566 $2,055   $75,102,783 119