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Jungle Fever (1991)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,739,045Details
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
81% - Certified Fresh
67% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 7th, 1991 (Limited) by Universal
MPAA Rating: R for sensuality, strong language, drug content, and for violence.
Comparisons: vs. Do the Right Thing
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Keywords: Interracial Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,757 $2,569,880 Jun 28, 1991 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,769 $4,076,520 Jun 21, 1991 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,087 $5,194,560 Jun 14, 1991 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,809 $5,332,860 Jun 7, 1991 3


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   Angie Tucci
Spike Lee    Cyrus
Ossie Davis    The Good Reverend Doctor Purify
Ruby Dee    Lucinda Purify
Samuel L. Jackson    Gator Purify
Lonette McKee    Drew
John Turturro    Paulie Carbone
Frank Vincent    Mike Tucci
Anthony Quinn    Lou Carbone
Halle Berry    Vivian
Tyra Ferrell    Orin Goode
Veronica Webb    Vera
Veronica Timbers    Ming
David Dundara    Charlie Tucci
Michael Imperioli    James Tucci
Nicholas Turturro    Vinny
Steven Randazzo    Sonny
Joe D'Onofrio    Patty
Michael Badalucco    Frankie Botz
Anthony Nocerino    Veeshay
Debi Mazar    Denise
Gina Mastrogiacomo    Louise
Tim Robbins    Jerry
Brad Dourif    Leslie
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney    Nilda
Theresa Randle    Inez
Pamela Tyson    Angela
Rick Aiello    Officer Long
Miguel Sandoval    Officer Ponte
Charles Q. Murphy    Livin' Large
Talese Harris    Iris
Melvin Bethea    Drug Dealer
Ewart Lauder    Drug Dealer
Randolph May    Man in Crack den
Averell Curtle    Young Panhandler
El-Shah Muhammad    Gentleman in Wheelchair
Susanna White    Church lady
Danielle Coleman    Woman Panhandler
Marilyn Nelson    Crack Lady
Bob Adrian    Man on the Street
Doug E. Doug    Friend of Livin' Large
Scot Anthony Robinson    Friend of Livin' Large
Frank Esposito    Frankie, Denise's brother
Joseph Giammarino    Boy in Candy Store
Shawn Lowenthal    Boy in Candy Store
Queen Latifah    Lashawn
Curtis Atkins    Paperboy
Yvette Brooks    Mouth
Mamie Louise Anderson    Mouth

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Spike Lee
Story Creator    Spike Lee
Producer    Spike Lee
Production Designer    Wynn Thomas
Editor    Sam Pollard
Composer    Terence Blanchard
Cinematographer    Ernest Dickerson
Co-Producer    Monty Ross
Line Producer    Jon Kilik
Assistant Director    Randy Fletcher
Production Supervisor    Preston Holmes
Set Decorator    Ted Glass
Costume Designer    Ruth E. Carter
Costume Supervisor    Jennifer Bryan
Additional Editor    Brunilda Torres
Sound Mixer    Russell Williams II
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Fleischman
Sound Effects Editor    Ron Bochar
Sound Designer    Skip Lievsay
Dialogue Editor    Kevin Lee
Dialogue Editor    Fred Rosenberg
Dialogue Editor    Jeffrey Stern
Dialogue Editor    Magdaline Volaitis
Music Editor    Alex Steyermark
Make-up and Hair Designer    Laini Thompson
Make-up and Hair Designer    Bernadette Mazur
Men's hair    Larry Cherry
Women's hair    Clifford Booker
Additional Music    Stevie Wonder
Casting Director    Robi Reed
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Ward

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/06/07 3 $5,332,860   636 $8,385   $5,332,860 3
1991/06/14 4 $5,194,560 -3% 773 $6,720   $13,147,740 10
1991/06/21 6 $4,076,520 -22% 844 $4,830   $19,581,910 17
1991/06/28 7 $2,569,880 -37% 825 $3,115   $23,687,870 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/06/07 3 $7,953,180   636 $12,505   $7,953,180 7
1991/06/14 4 $7,552,210 -5% 773 $9,770   $15,505,390 14
1991/06/21 6 $5,612,600 -26% 844 $6,650   $21,117,990 21