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History of the World: Part I (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,672,000Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 2,462 $31,672,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 3,297 $31,672,000
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 633 $31,672,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 777 $31,672,000

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$11,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 12th, 1981 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: July 1st, 1997 by Fox Home Entertainment
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Keywords: Same Actor, Multiple Roles
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,410 $282,771 Aug 7, 1981 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 6,048 $0 Jul 31, 1981 52
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,733 $890,975 Jul 17, 1981 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,140 $1,100,047 Jul 10, 1981 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,343 $1,726,982 Jul 3, 1981 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 2,711 $2,279,043 Jun 26, 1981 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 2,938 $3,192,557 Jun 19, 1981 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,989 $4,892,731 Jun 12, 1981 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,268 $31,672,000 Jun 12, 1981 0

Cast

Nigel Hawthorne    Citizen Official
Gregory Hines    Josephus
Sid Caesar    Chief Caveman
Orson Welles    Narrator
Barry Levinson    Column Salesman
Beatrice Arthur    Dole office clerk
John Hillerman    Rich man
Mel Brooks    Various roles
Dom DeLuise    Emperor Nero
Cloris Leachman    Madame DeFarge
Madeline Kahn    Empress Nympho
John Hurt    Jezus
Bea Arthur    Unemployment Insurance Clerk

Production and Technical Credits

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/06/12 3 $4,892,731   484 $10,109   $4,892,731 3
1981/06/19 5 $3,192,557 -35% 497 $6,424   $0 10
1981/06/26 9 $2,279,043 -29% 584 $3,902   $14,569,007 17
1981/07/03 9 $1,726,982 -24% 606 $2,850   $17,614,213 24
1981/07/10 12 $1,100,047 -36% 494 $2,227   $19,597,566 31
1981/07/17 14 $890,975 -19% 462 $1,929   $21,042,641 38
1981/07/31 16 $0   0     $22,736,928 52
1981/08/07 19 $282,771   175 $1,616   $23,253,349 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/06/19 3 $15,482,521   497 $31,152   $12,289,964 14
1981/06/26 8 $3,597,267 -77% 584 $6,160   $15,887,231 21
1981/07/03 8 $2,610,288 -27% 606 $4,307   $18,497,519 28
1981/07/10 13 $1,654,147 -37% 494 $3,348   $20,151,666 35
1981/07/31 15 $233,650   0     $22,970,578 56