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Out of Africa (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $79,096,868Details
International Box Office $179,113,992
Worldwide Box Office $258,210,860
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
56% - Rotten
Audience
83% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$31,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 18th, 1985 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: March 1st, 1992 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 74 $1,314,300 Apr 11, 1986 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 53 $1,884,432 Apr 4, 1986 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 65 $2,002,200 Mar 28, 1986 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 125 $1,320,000 Mar 21, 1986 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 139 $1,360,825 Mar 14, 1986 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 149 $1,536,668 Mar 7, 1986 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 153 $1,786,185 Feb 28, 1986 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 154 $2,310,910 Feb 21, 1986 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 106 $3,661,460 Feb 14, 1986 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 186 $3,548,440 Feb 7, 1986 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 342 $3,300,070 Jan 31, 1986 47
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,293 $50,757,129 Jan 31, 1986 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 578 $3,197,040 Jan 24, 1986 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 462 $5,191,875 Jan 17, 1986 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 867 $5,137,370 Jan 10, 1986 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,080 $6,360,296 Jan 3, 1986 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,732 $6,504,397 Dec 27, 1985 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,405 $3,637,290 Dec 20, 1985 5

Cast

   Karen Christence Dinesen Blixen-Finecke
   Denys Finch Hatton
Michael Gough    Delamere
Klaus Maria Brandauer    Baron Bror Blixen/Baron Hans Blixen
Iman    Mariammo

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Judith Thurman
Based on the memoir by    Karen Blixen
Assistant Director    Lee Cleary

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 28th, 2012

August 28th, 2012

We are clearly in TV on DVD season on the home market as there are five TV on DVD releases among the top six selling releases, with Battleship being the only first run release to break up the TV on DVD dominance. There are many such releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week: Boardwalk Empire: Season Two on Blu-ray, Homeland: Season One on Blu-ray, Once Upon a Time: Season One on Blu-ray, and The Walking Dead: Season Two on Blu-ray. However, in the end I went with The Pirates! Band of Misfits on 3D Combo Pack as the Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, Monsieur Lazhar on DVD or Blu-ray earns a rarely awarded Puck of the Week. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 6th, 2012

March 6th, 2012

The number of big releases coming out this week can be counted on the fingers of one hand. The biggest theatrical release of the week is Immortals, but its reviews were weak enough that I think it might struggle on the home market in comparison. There are also a few catalog titles coming out on Blu-ray that are note-worthy, like To Catch a Thief. However, by far the biggest release, and the best, is Game of Thrones: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray, the latter of which is the Pick of the Week with To Catch a Thief not too far behind. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/12/20 4 $3,637,290   922 $3,945   $3,696,534 5
1985/12/27 4 $6,504,397 +79% 922 $7,055   $14,162,371 12
1986/01/03 2 $6,360,296 -2% 928 $6,854   $26,685,197 19
1986/01/10 1 $5,137,370 -19% 922 $5,572   $34,249,287 26
1986/01/17 3 $5,191,875 +1% 923 $5,625   $41,378,120 33
1986/01/24 4 $3,197,040 -38% 924 $3,460   $46,302,669 40
1986/01/31 5 $3,300,070 +3% 997 $3,310   $50,757,129 47
1986/02/07 4 $3,548,440 +8% 1,102 $3,220   $55,295,894 54
1986/02/14 5 $3,661,460 +3% 1,042 $3,514   $60,022,414 61
1986/02/21 6 $2,310,910 -37% 1,023 $2,259   $63,056,459 68
1986/02/28 9 $1,786,185 -23% 909 $1,965   $65,522,379 75
1986/03/07 9 $1,536,668 -14% 796 $1,930   $67,718,811 82
1986/03/14 10 $1,360,825 -11% 720 $1,890   $69,670,271 89
1986/03/21 11 $1,320,000 -3% 750 $1,760   $71,478,551 96
1986/03/28 7 $2,002,200 +52% 885 $2,262   $74,465,286 103
1986/04/04 7 $1,884,432 -6% 913 $2,064   $77,266,673 110
1986/04/11 10 $1,314,300 -30% 780 $1,685   $79,096,868 117

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/12/20 4 $7,598,730   922 $8,242   $7,657,974 9
1985/12/27 3 $12,666,927 +67% 922 $13,739   $20,324,901 16
1986/01/03 2 $8,787,016 -31% 928 $9,469   $29,111,917 23
1986/01/10 1 $7,074,328 -19% 922 $7,673   $36,186,245 30
1986/01/17 3 $6,919,384 -2% 923 $7,497   $43,105,629 37
1986/01/24 4 $4,351,430 -37% 924 $4,709   $47,457,059 44
1986/01/31 5 $4,290,395 -1% 997 $4,303   $51,747,454 51
1986/02/07 4 $4,613,500 +8% 1,102 $4,186   $56,360,954 58
1986/02/14 5 $4,384,595 -5% 1,042 $4,208   $60,745,549 65
1986/02/21 6 $2,990,645 -32% 1,023 $2,923   $63,736,194 72
1986/02/28 9 $2,445,949 -18% 909 $2,691   $66,182,143 79
1986/03/07 8 $2,127,303 -13% 796 $2,672   $68,309,446 86
1986/03/14 8 $1,849,105 -13% 720 $2,568   $70,158,551 93
1986/03/21 9 $2,304,535 +25% 750 $3,073   $72,463,086 100
1986/03/28 8 $2,919,155 +27% 885 $3,298   $75,382,241 107
1986/04/04 7 $2,400,327 -18% 913 $2,629   $77,782,568 114