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The Meaning of Life (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,929,552Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 3,943 $14,929,552
All Time Worldwide Box Office 4,986 $14,929,552
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,008 $14,929,552
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,185 $14,929,552

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 31st, 1983 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: October 8th, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
Franchise: Monty Python
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Keywords: Fat Suit, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Segments
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,102 $407,600 May 27, 1983 60
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,506 $372,488 May 20, 1983 53
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,794 $449,100 May 13, 1983 46
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,113 $569,681 May 6, 1983 39
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,963 $1,286,609 Apr 29, 1983 32
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,179 $1,975,457 Apr 22, 1983 25
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 2,985 $1,831,717 Apr 15, 1983 18
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 3,512 $2,167,389 Apr 8, 1983 11
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 4,151 $1,987,853 Apr 1, 1983 4
Successful Sequels 38 $1,659,895 Apr 1, 1983 4
Never No. 1 Domestic 2,433 $14,929,552 Mar 31, 1983 0

Cast

Eric Idle    Various roles
John Cleese    Various roles
Jane Leeves    Extra in 'Every Sperm is Sacred'
Graham Chapman    Various Roles
Terry Gilliam    Fish #4/Walters/Zulu Announcer/M'Lady Joeline/Mr. Brown/Howard Katzenberg
Terry Jones    Various roles
Michael Palin    Various Roles

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/04/01 6 $1,987,853   257 $7,735   $2,278,854 4
1983/04/08 7 $2,167,389 +9% 330 $6,568   $5,306,672 11
1983/04/15 8 $1,831,717 -15% 394 $4,649   $7,676,546 18
1983/04/22 5 $1,975,457 +8% 554 $3,566   $10,119,457 25
1983/04/29 8 $1,286,609 -35% 541 $2,378   $12,139,329 32
1983/05/06 13 $569,681 -56% 380 $1,499   $13,184,709 39
1983/05/13 14 $449,100 -21% 300 $1,497   $13,837,819 46
1983/05/20 16 $372,488 -17% 232 $1,606   $14,374,296 53
1983/05/27 19 $407,600 +9% 220 $1,853   $14,929,552 60

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/03/31 1 $291,001   0     $291,001 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/04/01 7 $2,848,282   257 $11,083   $3,139,283 8
1983/04/08 7 $2,705,546 -5% 330 $8,199   $5,844,829 15
1983/04/15 8 $2,299,171 -15% 394 $5,835   $8,144,000 22
1983/04/22 5 $2,708,720 +18% 554 $4,889   $10,852,720 29
1983/04/29 7 $1,762,308 -35% 541 $3,258   $12,615,028 36
1983/05/06 12 $773,691 -56% 380 $2,036   $13,388,719 43
1983/05/13 13 $613,089 -21% 300 $2,044   $14,001,808 50
1983/05/20 15 $520,144 -15% 232 $2,242   $14,521,952 57