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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 (Rank 6,701-6,800) 6,779 $2,536,242
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 8,801-8,900) 8,832 $2,536,242
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,643 $2,536,242
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,020 $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

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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/02/18 23 $137,624   14 $9,830   $137,624 1
1983/02/25 22 $90,983 -34% 14 $6,499   $270,179 2
1983/03/04 23 $77,461 -15% 14 $5,533   $385,503 3
1983/03/11 22 $135,721 +75% 14 $9,694   $554,978 4
1983/03/18 20 $299,900 +121% 58 $5,171   $898,742 5
1983/03/25 21 $238,258 -21% 61 $3,906   $1,263,999 6
1983/04/01 23 $254,647 +7% 76 $3,351   $1,605,505 7
1983/04/08 23 $191,670 -25% 76 $2,522   $1,889,012 8
1983/04/15 25 $139,281 -27% 56 $2,487   $2,080,688 9
1983/04/22 21 $164,728 +18% 56 $2,942   $2,290,491 10
1983/04/29 24 $89,207 -46% 75 $1,189   $2,437,605 11
1983/05/06 25 $65,693 -26% 51 $1,288   $2,536,242 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/02/18 22 $179,196   14 $12,800   $179,196 1
1983/02/25 21 $128,846 -28% 14 $9,203   $308,042 2
1983/03/04 19 $111,215 -14% 14 $7,944   $419,257 3
1983/03/11 22 $179,585 +61% 14 $12,828   $598,842 4
1983/03/18 20 $426,899 +138% 58 $7,360   $1,025,741 5
1983/03/25 22 $325,117 -24% 61 $5,330   $1,350,858 6
1983/04/01 21 $346,484 +7% 76 $4,559   $1,697,342 7
1983/04/08 23 $244,065 -30% 76 $3,211   $1,941,407 8
1983/04/15 21 $184,356 -24% 56 $3,292   $2,125,763 9
1983/04/22 18 $222,635 +21% 56 $3,976   $2,348,398 10
1983/04/29 23 $122,151 -45% 75 $1,629   $2,470,549 11