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Jaws (1975)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $260,000,000Details
International Box Office $210,700,000
Worldwide Box Office $470,700,000
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,549,177 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,534,651 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,083,828
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
97% - Certified Fresh
90% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 20th, 1975 (Wide) by Universal
June 21st, 2015 (Limited) by Fathom Events
Video Release: August 14th, 2012 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 124 minutes
Franchise: Jaws
Comparisons: vs. Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope
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Keywords: Visual Effects, Animals Gone Bad, Addiction, Government Corruption, Development Hell
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Zancuk Company, David Brown
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,387 $0 Aug 15, 1975 59
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 516 $100,375,045 Aug 15, 1975 59
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,430 $0 Aug 1, 1975 45
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 333 $6,150,000 Jul 18, 1975 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,052 $63,575,376 Jul 11, 1975 28
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 691 $5,954,787 Jul 11, 1975 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,029 $6,443,138 Jul 4, 1975 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,614 $6,810,584 Jun 27, 1975 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,162 $7,790,627 Jun 20, 1975 3


   Chief Martin Brody
Lorraine Gary    Ellen Brody
Murray Hamilton    Mayer Vaughn
Carl Gottlieb    Editor Meadows
Jeffrey Kramer    Policeman Hendricks
Susan Blacklinie    Chrissie
Jonathan Filley    Cassidy
Ted Grossman    Estuary Victim
Chris Rebello    Michael Brody
Jay Mello    Sean Brody
Lee Fierro    Mrs. Kitner
Robert Nevin    Medical Examiner
Jeffrey Voorhees    Alex Kitner
Craig Kingsbury    Ben Gardner
Peter Benchley    Interviewer
Robert Chambers    Charlie
Edward Chalmers, Jr.    Denherder
Cyprien P.R. Dube    Posner
Robert Carroll    Polk
Philip G. Murray    Mr. Taft
Jane Courtney    Mrs. Taft
Peggy Scott    Polly
Donald Poole    Harbor Master
Hershal West    Salatore
Alfred Wilde    Iteisel/Mr. Wiseman
Big Joe LaCreta    Barwood
Chris Anastasio    Out of Towner
William Pfluger    Sailboat Skipper
Richard P. Hewitt    Walter
Walter Hooper, Jr.    Harry
Richard S. Young    Pratt
Henry Carreio    Felix
Francis A. Frank    Boat Rental Man
Eleanor L. Harvey    Motorboat Skipper
William O'Gorman    Man with Dynamite
Brendan Gallagher    Man with Dynamite

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Peter Benchley
Screenwriter    Carl Gottlieb
Based on the novel by    Peter Benchley
Producer    Richard D. Zanuck
Producer    David Brown
Composer    John Williams
Cinematographer    Bill Butler
Editor    Verna Fields
Art Director    Joseph Alves Jr.
Assistant Director    Tom Joyner
Unit Production Manager    Jim Fargo
Production Designer    Joseph Alves Jr.
Set Decorator    John M. Dwyer
Sound    John R. Carter
Sound    Robert Hoyt
Music Editor    Joseph Glassman
Casting    Shari Rhodes

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 14th, 2012

August 14th, 2012

It is an amazing week on the home market, almost. One of the biggest films of all time comes out on DVD and Blu-ray this week; however, fans of The Hunger Games will have to wait till a minute after midnight on Saturday morning to get a hold of the film. I hope my screener will arrive before then. As for releases coming out this Tuesday, there are some that should sell well, but for Pick of the Week, I think Jaws' Blu-ray debut it a top contender. The Hunger Games is also a contender for Pick of the Week. I'm going with Jaws, but it is a close race. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Jaws

August 12th, 2012

Jaws was one of the first movies I ever reviewed. There's little need to add much to my opinion of the movie; I thought it was a must have then and I think it is a must have now. However, this is the film's Blu-ray debut. Does it look and sound good in high definition? And are there any new extras compared to the previous release? More...

DVD Review - Jaws - 30th Anniversary Edition

June 29th, 2005

Recently Universal released a special 30th anniversary edition of Jaws. Does this 2-Disc DVD do justice to this classic film? More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1975/06/20 1 $7,790,627   409 $19,048   $7,790,627 3
1975/06/27 1 $6,810,584 -13% 409 $16,652   $21,116,354 10
1975/07/04 1 $6,443,138 -5% 409 $15,753   $36,954,111 17
1975/07/11 1 $5,954,787 -8% 464 $12,834   $49,516,476 24
1975/07/18 1 $6,150,000 +3% 675 $9,111   $69,725,376 31
1975/08/01 1 $0   706 $0   $80,750,000 45
1975/08/15 1 $0   954 $0   $100,375,045 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1975/06/20 1 $14,305,770   409 $34,977   $14,305,770 7
1975/06/27 1 $16,205,203 +13% 409 $39,622   $30,510,973 14
1975/07/04 1 $13,050,716 -19% 409 $31,909   $43,561,689 21
1975/07/11 1 $20,013,687 +53% 464 $43,133   $63,575,376 28

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/19/20122814,580 14,580$203,974$203,9741

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/26/2012641,564 41,564$829,619$829,6192
9/2/20121419,055-54% 60,619$380,727$1,210,3463
9/9/20121315,809-17% 76,428$315,703$1,526,0494
9/16/2012158,400-47% 84,828$167,658$1,693,7075