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The Game (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $48,265,581Details
International Box Office $32,104,389
Worldwide Box Office $80,369,970
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
72% - Fresh
Audience
84% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 12th, 1997 (Wide) by Polygram
Video Release: March 31st, 1998 by Polygram USA Video
MPAA Rating: R for language, and for some violence and sexuality
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Keywords: Film Noir
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 1,593 $25,075 Dec 19, 1997 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,741 $32,093 Dec 12, 1997 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,503 $75,240 Dec 5, 1997 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,482 $105,471 Nov 28, 1997 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,377 $155,316 Nov 21, 1997 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,343 $218,632 Nov 14, 1997 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,237 $344,236 Nov 7, 1997 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,327 $457,359 Oct 31, 1997 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,462 $662,046 Oct 24, 1997 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,623 $1,010,118 Oct 17, 1997 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,463 $2,060,816 Oct 10, 1997 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,609 $2,910,604 Oct 3, 1997 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,454 $5,015,321 Sep 26, 1997 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,198 $9,032,659 Sep 19, 1997 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,262 $14,337,029 Sep 12, 1997 3
Biggest Domestic September Weekend 89 $14,337,029 Sep 12, 1997 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 441 3.20 Sep 12, 1997 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,979 31.3% Sep 12, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,744 2,403 Sep 12, 1997 3
Biggest Domestic Saturday 2,043 $5,947,022 Sep 13, 1997 2
Biggest Domestic September Day 168 $5,947,022 Sep 13, 1997 2

Cast

Armin Mueller-Stahl    Anson Baer
   Nicholas Van Orton
Sean Penn    Conrad
Deborah Kara Unger    Christine
James Rebhorn    Jim Feingold
Jack Kehoe    Lieutenant Sullivan
Tommy Flanagan    Solicitor/Taxi Driver
Christopher John Fields    Detective Boyle
Bob Stephenson    Assassin Kartmann
Spike Jonze    Airbag EMT Beltran
Kimberly Russell    Karen

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Howard Shore

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/09/12 1 $14,337,029   2,403 $5,966   $14,337,029 3
1997/09/19 2 $9,032,659 -37% 2,433 $3,713   $28,259,764 10
1997/09/26 5 $5,015,321 -44% 2,521 $1,989   $35,810,100 17
1997/10/03 7 $2,910,604 -42% 2,365 $1,231   $40,157,006 24
1997/10/10 11 $2,060,816 -29% 1,804 $1,142   $43,172,748 31
1997/10/17 15 $1,010,118 -51% 1,185 $852   $44,869,045 38
1997/10/24 18 $662,046 -34% 870 $761   $45,904,492 45
1997/10/31 21 $457,359 -31% 695 $658   $46,638,362 52
1997/11/07 22 $344,236 -25% 539 $639   $47,201,495 59
1997/11/14 31 $218,632 -36% 434 $504   $47,582,791 66
1997/11/21 35 $155,316 -29% 371 $419   $47,830,826 73
1997/11/28 40 $105,471 -32% 232 $455   $48,027,989 80
1997/12/05 38 $75,240 -29% 170 $443   $48,139,354 87
1997/12/12 45 $32,093 -57% 139 $231   $48,202,600 94
1997/12/19 50 $25,075 -22% 72 $348   $48,265,581 101

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/09/12 1 $4,480,735   2,403 $1,865   $4,480,735 1
1997/09/13 1 $5,947,022 +33% 2,403 $2,475   $10,427,757 2
1997/09/14 1 $3,909,272 -34% 2,403 $1,627   $14,337,029 3
1997/09/15 1 $1,184,622 -70% 2,403 $493   $15,521,651 4
1997/09/16 1 $1,472,647 +24% 2,403 $613   $16,994,298 5
1997/09/17 1 $1,129,385 -23% 2,403 $470   $18,123,683 6
1997/09/18 1 $1,103,422 -2% 2,403 $459   $19,227,105 7
1997/09/19 2 $2,633,822 +139% 2,433 $1,083   $21,860,927 8
1997/09/20 2 $4,111,654 +56% 2,433 $1,690   $25,972,581 9
1997/09/21 2 $2,287,183 -44% 2,433 $940   $28,259,764 10
1997/09/22 2 $525,092 -77% 2,433 $216   $28,784,856 11
1997/09/23 2 $803,747 +53% 2,433 $330   $29,638,603 12
1997/09/24 2 $610,553 -24% 2,433 $251   $30,249,156 13
1997/09/25 2 $545,623 -11% 2,433 $224   $30,794,779 14
1997/09/26 5 $1,484,844 +172% 2,521 $589   $32,279,623 15
1997/09/27 5 $2,308,516 +55% 2,521 $916   $34,588,139 16
1997/09/28 5 $1,221,961 -47% 2,521 $485   $35,810,100 17
1997/09/29 6 $320,020 -74% 2,521 $127   $36,130,120 18
1997/09/30 5 $432,736 +35% 2,521 $172   $36,562,856 19
1997/10/01 6 $328,924 -24% 2,521 $130   $36,891,780 20
1997/10/02 6 $354,622 +8% 2,521 $141   $37,246,402 21
1997/10/03 8 $889,864 +151% 2,365 $376   $38,136,266 22
1997/10/04 7 $1,338,247 +50% 2,365 $566   $39,474,513 23
1997/10/05 8 $682,493 -49% 2,365 $289   $40,157,006 24
1997/10/06 8 $181,243 -73% 2,365 $77   $40,338,249 25
1997/10/07 7 $303,728 +68% 2,365 $128   $40,641,977 26
1997/10/08 8 $239,889 -21% 2,365 $101   $40,881,866 27
1997/10/09 8 $230,066 -4% 2,365 $97   $41,111,932 28
1997/10/10 11 $583,167 +153% 1,804 $323   $41,695,099 29

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/09/12 2 $19,227,105   2,403 $8,001   $19,227,105 7
1997/09/19 2 $11,567,674 -40% 2,433 $4,754   $30,794,779 14
1997/09/26 5 $6,451,623 -44% 2,521 $2,559   $37,246,402 21
1997/10/03 7 $3,865,530 -40% 2,365 $1,634   $41,111,932 28
1997/10/10 11 $2,746,995 -29% 1,804 $1,523   $43,858,927 35
1997/10/17 16 $1,383,519 -50% 1,185 $1,168   $45,242,446 42
1997/10/24 18 $938,557 -32% 870 $1,079   $46,181,003 49
1997/10/31 21 $676,256 -28% 695 $973   $46,857,259 56
1997/11/07 22 $506,900 -25% 539 $940   $47,364,159 63
1997/11/14 31 $311,351 -39% 434 $717   $47,675,510 70
1997/11/21 32 $247,008 -21% 371 $666   $47,922,518 77
1997/11/28 39 $141,596 -43% 232 $610   $48,064,114 84
1997/12/05 36 $106,393 -25% 170 $626   $48,170,507 91
1997/12/12 40 $69,999 -34% 139 $504   $48,240,506 98