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The Hard Way (1991)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,525,330Details
International Box Office $41,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $65,525,330
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 8th, 1991 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: R for strong language.
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Keywords: Buddy Cop
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,916 $158,795 May 3, 1991 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,820 $253,500 Apr 26, 1991 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,652 $517,275 Apr 19, 1991 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,872 $743,895 Apr 12, 1991 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,001 $1,212,200 Apr 5, 1991 31
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,284 $3,005,505 Mar 22, 1991 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,550 $4,010,555 Mar 15, 1991 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,526 $6,301,470 Mar 8, 1991 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,700 1,622 Mar 8, 1991 3

Cast

Christina Ricci    Bonnie
LL Cool J    Billy
   Nick Lang
Delroy Lindo    Captain Brix
Annabella Sciorra    Susan
   John Moss
Luis Guzman    Detective Benny Pooley
Penny Marshall    Angie, Nick's Agent
Mos Def    Dead Romeos
Kathy Najimy    Lang's Girl Friday
Lewis Black    Banker
Bill Cobbs    Raggedy Man
Stephen Lang    Party Crasher

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Set Decorator    Susan Bode

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/03/08 3 $6,301,470   1,622 $3,885   $6,301,470 3
1991/03/15 5 $4,010,555 -36% 1,627 $2,465   $12,201,655 10
1991/03/22 7 $3,005,505 -25% 1,629 $1,845   $16,419,275 17
1991/04/05 12 $1,212,200   1,102 $1,100   $21,636,405 31
1991/04/12 13 $743,895 -39% 813 $915   $22,778,760 38
1991/04/19 14 $517,275 -30% 627 $825   $23,558,130 45
1991/04/26 23 $253,500 -51% 390 $650   $23,987,340 52
1991/05/03 32 $158,795 -37% 349 $455   $24,228,035 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/03/08 3 $8,191,100   1,622 $5,050   $8,191,100 7
1991/03/15 5 $5,222,670 -36% 1,627 $3,210   $13,413,770 14
1991/04/05 13 $1,610,660   1,102 $1,462   $22,034,865 35
1991/04/12 13 $1,005,990 -38% 813 $1,237   $23,040,855 42
1991/04/19 14 $692,985 -31% 627 $1,105   $23,733,840 49
1991/04/26 22 $335,400 -52% 390 $860   $24,069,240 56