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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
All Time Domestic Box Office 6,798 $2,291,255
All Time Worldwide Box Office 8,719 $2,291,255
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 961 $2,291,255

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


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 Domestic 22nd Weekend 470 $27,927 Jun 21, 1996 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 135 $27,927 Jun 21, 1996 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 114 $1,643 Jun 21, 1996 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 594 $20,882 Jun 14, 1996 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 179 $20,882 Jun 14, 1996 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 291 $994 Jun 14, 1996 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 590 $36,608 Jun 7, 1996 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 157 $36,608 Jun 7, 1996 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 303 $1,046 Jun 7, 1996 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 661 $45,097 May 31, 1996 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 161 $45,097 May 31, 1996 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 657 $571 May 31, 1996 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 568 $92,400 May 24, 1996 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 119 $92,400 May 24, 1996 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 112 $1,966 May 24, 1996 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 612 $110,957 May 17, 1996 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 122 $110,957 May 17, 1996 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 144 $1,913 May 17, 1996 115
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,664 $81,500 Apr 12, 1996 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 328 $81,500 Apr 12, 1996 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 589 $1,273 Apr 12, 1996 80
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 2,735 $102,744 Mar 15, 1996 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 581 $102,744 Mar 15, 1996 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 677 $1,771 Mar 15, 1996 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,828 $150,944 Mar 8, 1996 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 564 $150,944 Mar 8, 1996 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 695 $2,068 Mar 8, 1996 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 3,106 $208,211 Mar 1, 1996 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 555 $208,211 Mar 1, 1996 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 525 $2,704 Mar 1, 1996 38
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 5,087 $82,212 Feb 16, 1996 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,217 $82,212 Feb 16, 1996 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 167 $6,851 Feb 16, 1996 24
Theater Average Limited Release 4,125 $6,851 Feb 16, 1996 24
Top 1996 Theater Average Limited Release 96 $6,851 Feb 16, 1996 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 5,598 $78,401 Feb 9, 1996 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,377 $78,401 Feb 9, 1996 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 565 $5,600 Feb 9, 1996 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,158 $68,347 Feb 2, 1996 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,647 $68,347 Feb 2, 1996 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,543 $4,556 Feb 2, 1996 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,478 $75,675 Jan 26, 1996 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,715 $75,675 Jan 26, 1996 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,915 $5,405 Jan 26, 1996 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,197 $2,291,255 Jan 26, 1996 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,674 $2,291,255 Jan 26, 1996 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 990 65 Jan 26, 1996 0

Cast

Leon    Uncle Melvin
Isaac Hayes    Preacher Hurn
Richard Roundtree    Cleve

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records