The Great Escape

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,744,471Details
Further financial details...

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  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
93% - Certified Fresh
Audience
95% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 8th, 1963 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: May 7th, 2013 by Fox Home Entertainment
Keywords: War, World War II, Escape, Inspired by a True Story, Intertitle, Prison Break, Nazis, Ensemble, War Crimes
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/12/20131913,318 13,318$147,300$147,3001

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Cast

Steve McQueen    Captain Virgil Hilts
James Garner    Flight Lt. Bob Anthony 'The Scrounger' Hendley
Richard Attenborough    Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett 'Big X'
Donald Pleasance    Flight Lieutenant Colin Blythe
James Coburn    Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick
Charles Bronson    Flight Lieutenant Danny Willinski
David McCallum    Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal'

Production and Technical Credits

Director    John Sturges