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The King of Comedy (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,536,242Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 6,679 $2,536,242
All Time Worldwide Box Office 8,552 $2,536,242
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,630 $2,536,242
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,975 $2,536,242

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


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,831 $65,693 May 6, 1983 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,860 $89,207 Apr 29, 1983 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,605 $164,728 Apr 22, 1983 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 2,057 $139,281 Apr 15, 1983 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 2,120 $191,670 Apr 8, 1983 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,291 $254,647 Apr 1, 1983 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,980 $238,258 Mar 25, 1983 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 3,395 $299,900 Mar 18, 1983 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,659 $135,721 Mar 11, 1983 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 5,612 $77,461 Mar 4, 1983 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,858 $90,983 Feb 25, 1983 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,855 $137,624 Feb 18, 1983 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,579 $2,536,242 Feb 18, 1983 0

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records