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The Godfather (1972)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $134,821,952Details
International Box Office $133,533,589
Worldwide Box Office $268,355,541
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
99% - Certified Fresh
Audience
98% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 15th, 1972 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
March 1st, 2012 (Special Engagement) by Paramount Pictures
April 10th, 2013 (Special Engagement) by Cinemark
Video Release: May 11th, 2004 by Paramount Home Video, released as Godfather, The
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 175 minutes
Franchise: Godfather
Comparisons: vs. The Shawshank Redemption
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Keywords: Mafia
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 606 $134,043,565 Mar 21, 1997 9,144
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,413 $134,043,565 Mar 21, 1997 9,144
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,015 $5,264,402 Mar 24, 1972 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,083 $302,393 Mar 17, 1972 5

Cast

Marlon Brando    Don Vito Corleone
   Michael Corleone
James Caan    Sonny Corleone
John Cazale    Fredo Corleone
Richard Conte    Barzini
Robert Duvall    Tom Hagen
Diane Keaton    Kay Adams
Sterling Hayden    McCluskey
Salvatore Corsitto    Bonasera
Ardell Sheridan    Mrs. Clemenza
Talia Shire    Constanzia 'Connie' Corleone-Rizzi
Alex Rocco    Moe Greene
Sofia Coppola    Michael Francis Rizzi
Abe Vigoda    Salvadore "Sally" Tessio

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Story Creator    Mario Puzo

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1972/03/17 1 $302,393   6 $50,399   $415,569 5
1972/03/24 1 $5,264,402 +1,641% 323 $16,298   $5,679,971 12
1997/03/21 30 $229,932   40 $5,748   $229,932 9,140
1997/03/28 36 $176,316 -23% 40 $4,408   $134,219,881 9,147
1997/04/04 40 $126,343 -28% 40 $3,159   $134,443,639 9,154
1997/04/11 41 $93,402 -26% 40 $2,335   $134,594,635 9,161
1997/04/18 47 $71,220 -24% 40 $1,781   $134,703,440 9,168
1997/04/25 54 $43,901 -38% 40 $1,098   $134,775,387 9,175
1997/05/02 57 $29,177 -34% 40 $729   $134,821,952 9,182

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1972/03/17 1 $302,393   6 $50,399   $415,569 9
1997/03/21 1 $134,043,565   40 $3,351,089   $134,043,565 9,144
1997/03/28 34 $273,731 -100% 40 $6,843   $134,317,296 9,151
1997/04/04 37 $183,937 -33% 40 $4,598   $134,501,233 9,158
1997/04/11 41 $130,987 -29% 40 $3,275   $134,632,220 9,165
1997/04/18 48 $99,266 -24% 40 $2,482   $134,731,486 9,172
1997/04/25 49 $61,289 -38% 40 $1,532   $134,792,775 9,179

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/24/20082261,115 61,115$578,759$578,759198
9/28/20082627,374 88,489$347,510$926,269229
10/5/20082325,481-7% 113,970$302,141$1,228,410230

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/7/20102012,536 12,536$250,602$250,602300