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Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,291,255Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 1996 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 179 $2,291,255
Top 1996 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 39 $2,291,255
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 35,064 $1,046
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 29,928 $1,273
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 7,290 $4,556
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 22,119 $1,771
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 5,505 $5,600
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 19,918 $1,966
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 36,387 $994
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 49,490 $571
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 4,115 $6,851
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 13,914 $2,704
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 23,827 $1,643
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 5,794 $5,405
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 20,500 $1,913
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 18,881 $2,068
All Time Worldwide Box Office 8,687 $2,291,255
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 731 $4,369,969
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 5,918 $4,369,969
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 957 $2,291,255
All Time Domestic Box Office for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 1,327 $2,291,255
All Time Domestic Box Office 6,786 $2,291,255

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 26th, 1996 (Wide) by BET Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements including mild violence, language, and sensuality
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Keywords: African-American
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 469 $27,927 Jun 21, 1996 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 134 $27,927 Jun 21, 1996 150
Highest Theater Average 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 114 $1,643 Jun 21, 1996 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 593 $20,882 Jun 14, 1996 143
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 178 $20,882 Jun 14, 1996 143
Highest Theater Average 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 291 $994 Jun 14, 1996 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 589 $36,608 Jun 7, 1996 136
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 156 $36,608 Jun 7, 1996 136
Highest Theater Average 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 301 $1,046 Jun 7, 1996 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 660 $45,097 May 31, 1996 129
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 160 $45,097 May 31, 1996 129
Highest Theater Average 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 656 $571 May 31, 1996 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 567 $92,400 May 24, 1996 122
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 119 $92,400 May 24, 1996 122
Highest Theater Average 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 112 $1,966 May 24, 1996 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 610 $110,957 May 17, 1996 115
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 121 $110,957 May 17, 1996 115
Highest Theater Average 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 144 $1,913 May 17, 1996 115
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,657 $81,500 Apr 12, 1996 80
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 328 $81,500 Apr 12, 1996 80
Highest Theater Average 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 589 $1,273 Apr 12, 1996 80
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,732 $102,744 Mar 15, 1996 52
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 581 $102,744 Mar 15, 1996 52
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 677 $1,771 Mar 15, 1996 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,824 $150,944 Mar 8, 1996 45
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 562 $150,944 Mar 8, 1996 45
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 694 $2,068 Mar 8, 1996 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,098 $208,211 Mar 1, 1996 38
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 552 $208,211 Mar 1, 1996 38
Highest Theater Average 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 523 $2,704 Mar 1, 1996 38
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,073 $82,212 Feb 16, 1996 24
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,213 $82,212 Feb 16, 1996 24
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 167 $6,851 Feb 16, 1996 24
Top 1996 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 96 $6,851 Feb 16, 1996 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,581 $78,401 Feb 9, 1996 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,371 $78,401 Feb 9, 1996 17
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 564 $5,600 Feb 9, 1996 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,139 $68,347 Feb 2, 1996 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,638 $68,347 Feb 2, 1996 10
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,541 $4,556 Feb 2, 1996 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,463 $75,675 Jan 26, 1996 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,709 $75,675 Jan 26, 1996 3
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,902 $5,405 Jan 26, 1996 3
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 1,193 $2,291,255 Jan 26, 1996 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 4,666 $2,291,255 Jan 26, 1996 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 981 65 Jan 26, 1996 0

Cast

Leon    Uncle Melvin
Isaac Hayes    Preacher Hurn
Richard Roundtree    Cleve

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/01/26 42 $75,675   14 $5,405   $75,675 3
1996/02/02 46 $68,347 -10% 15 $4,556   $169,795 10
1996/02/09 46 $78,401 +15% 14 $5,600   $271,259 17
1996/02/16 52 $82,212 +5% 12 $6,851   $382,512 24
1996/03/01 32 $208,211   77 $2,704   $700,461 38
1996/03/08 36 $150,944 -28% 73 $2,068   $911,052 45
1996/03/15 35 $102,744 -32% 58 $1,771   $1,079,701 52
1996/04/12 40 $81,500   64 $1,273   $1,419,396 80
1996/05/17 38 $110,957   58 $1,913   $1,846,807 115
1996/05/24 47 $92,400 -17% 47 $1,966   $1,965,708 122
1996/05/31 47 $45,097 -51% 79 $571   $2,029,332 129
1996/06/07 44 $36,608 -19% 35 $1,046   $2,089,016 136
1996/06/14 49 $20,882 -43% 21 $994   $2,131,891 143
1996/06/21 42 $27,927 +34% 17 $1,643   $2,174,060 150

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/01/26 38 $101,448   14 $7,246   $101,448 7
1996/02/02 42 $91,410 -10% 15 $6,094   $192,858 14
1996/02/09 41 $107,442 +18% 14 $7,674   $300,300 21
1996/03/01 31 $267,858   77 $3,479   $760,108 42
1996/03/08 34 $216,849 -19% 73 $2,971   $976,957 49
1996/05/17 37 $137,458   58 $2,370   $1,873,308 119
1996/05/24 44 $110,927 -19% 47 $2,360   $1,984,235 126
1996/05/31 43 $68,173 -39% 79 $863   $2,052,408 133
1996/06/07 39 $58,601 -14% 35 $1,674   $2,111,009 140
1996/06/14 37 $35,124 -40% 21 $1,673   $2,146,133 147