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The King of Comedy (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,536,242Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Certified Fresh
Audience
89% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 18th, 1983 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: March 25th, 2014 by Fox Home Entertainment
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,810 $65,693 May 6, 1983 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,840 $89,207 Apr 29, 1983 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,588 $164,728 Apr 22, 1983 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,034 $139,281 Apr 15, 1983 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,097 $191,670 Apr 8, 1983 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,270 $254,647 Apr 1, 1983 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,949 $238,258 Mar 25, 1983 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,359 $299,900 Mar 18, 1983 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,611 $135,721 Mar 11, 1983 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,555 $77,461 Mar 4, 1983 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,800 $90,983 Feb 25, 1983 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,794 $137,624 Feb 18, 1983 3

Cast

   Rupert Pupkin
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio    Extra in crowd
Liza Minnelli    Liza Minnelli
Jerry Lewis    Jerry Langford
Sandra Bernhard    Masha
Diahnne Abbott    Rita Keane
Dr. Joyce Brothers    Herself
Martin Scorsese    TV Director
Shelley Hack    Cathy Long

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 25th, 2014

March 25th, 2014

It is a good, but very shallow week on the home market. The Wolf of Wall Street is leading the pack, with the Blu-ray Combo Pack earning first place and DVD earning second. This is a $100 million hit and a multi-Oscar nominee, so it is not surprising it is earning the top two spots. On the other hand, third place currently belongs to Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! on DVD. That's a real sign that it is a shallow week. That's not to say some of the smaller releases are not worth picking up. Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIX is certainly a contender for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with The Wolf of Wall Street. On a side note, Continuum: Season 2 on Blu-ray earned the Puck of the Week, for Best Canadian Release. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/02/18 23 $137,624   14 $9,830   $137,624 3
1983/02/25 22 $90,983 -34% 14 $6,499   $270,179 10
1983/03/04 23 $77,461 -15% 14 $5,533   $385,503 17
1983/03/11 22 $135,721 +75% 14 $9,694   $554,978 24
1983/03/18 20 $299,900 +121% 58 $5,171   $898,742 31
1983/03/25 21 $238,258 -21% 61 $3,906   $1,263,999 38
1983/04/01 23 $254,647 +7% 76 $3,351   $1,605,505 45
1983/04/08 23 $191,670 -25% 76 $2,522   $1,889,012 52
1983/04/15 25 $139,281 -27% 56 $2,487   $2,080,688 59
1983/04/22 21 $164,728 +18% 56 $2,942   $2,290,491 66
1983/04/29 24 $89,207 -46% 75 $1,189   $2,437,605 73
1983/05/06 25 $65,693 -26% 51 $1,288   $2,536,242 80

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/02/18 22 $179,196   14 $12,800   $179,196 7
1983/02/25 21 $128,846 -28% 14 $9,203   $308,042 14
1983/03/04 19 $111,215 -14% 14 $7,944   $419,257 21
1983/03/11 22 $179,585 +61% 14 $12,828   $598,842 28
1983/03/18 20 $426,899 +138% 58 $7,360   $1,025,741 35
1983/03/25 22 $325,117 -24% 61 $5,330   $1,350,858 42
1983/04/01 21 $346,484 +7% 76 $4,559   $1,697,342 49
1983/04/08 23 $244,065 -30% 76 $3,211   $1,941,407 56
1983/04/15 21 $184,356 -24% 56 $3,292   $2,125,763 63
1983/04/22 18 $222,635 +21% 56 $3,976   $2,348,398 70
1983/04/29 23 $122,151 -45% 75 $1,629   $2,470,549 77