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Primal Fear (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $56,073,633Details
International Box Office $46,500,000
Worldwide Box Office $102,573,633
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
74% - Fresh
Audience
89% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 5th, 1996 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: October 21st, 1998 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for brief grisly violence, pervasive strong language and a sex scene
Running Time: 129 minutes
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Keywords: Surprise Twist
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Rysher Entertainment, Gary Lucchesi
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 721 $36,880 Aug 9, 1996 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 758 $50,388 Aug 2, 1996 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 899 $50,856 Jul 26, 1996 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 865 $86,220 Jul 19, 1996 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 690 $166,961 Jul 12, 1996 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 390 $386,205 Jul 5, 1996 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,609 $61,572 Jun 28, 1996 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,696 $75,086 Jun 21, 1996 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,498 $134,920 Jun 14, 1996 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,095 $286,413 Jun 7, 1996 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 842 $592,420 May 31, 1996 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 602 $1,429,961 May 24, 1996 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 652 $1,955,768 May 17, 1996 45
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,286 $51,091,793 May 17, 1996 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 843 $2,406,324 May 10, 1996 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 848 $3,606,158 May 3, 1996 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 972 $4,704,262 Apr 26, 1996 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,023 $6,585,472 Apr 19, 1996 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,344 $8,108,561 Apr 12, 1996 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,850 $9,871,222 Apr 5, 1996 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,277 1,983 Apr 5, 1996 3

Cast

   Martin Vail
Laura Linney    Janet Venable
John Mahoney    Shaughnessy
Alfre Woodard    Judge Miriam Shoat
Frances McDormand    Dr. Molly Arrington
Edward Norton    Aaron Stampler/Roy
Terry O'Quinn    Bud Yancy
Andre Braugher    Tommy Goodman
Steven Bauer    Joey Pinero
Maura Tierney    Naomi Chance

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Steve Shagan
Screenwriter    Ann Biderman
Story Creator    William Diehl
Producer    Gary Lucchesi
Co-Producer    Robert McMinn
Executive Producer    Howard W. Koch
Cinematographer    Michael Chapman
Editor    David Rosenbloom
Composer    James Newton Howard
Production Designer    Jeannine Oppewall
Art Director    William Arnold
Set Designer    Erin Kemp
Set Designer    Mark Poll
Set Designer    Louisa Bonnie
Set Decorator    Cindy Carr
Costume Designer    Betsy Cox
Costume Designer    Steve Cantamessa
Associate Producer    Arnold Rudnick
Associate Producer    Patricia Graf
Assistant Director    J. Stephen Buck
Casting Director    Deborah Aquila
Casting Director    Jane Shannon

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/04/05 1 $9,871,222   1,983 $4,978   $11,892,480 3
1996/04/12 1 $8,108,561 -18% 1,983 $4,089   $23,820,908 10
1996/04/19 1 $6,585,472 -19% 1,983 $3,321   $33,094,598 17
1996/04/26 4 $4,704,262 -29% 1,955 $2,406   $39,804,588 24
1996/05/03 4 $3,606,158 -23% 1,983 $1,819   $44,875,034 31
1996/05/10 4 $2,406,324 -33% 1,887 $1,275   $48,394,665 38
1996/05/17 6 $1,955,768 -19% 1,728 $1,132   $51,091,793 45
1996/05/24 8 $1,429,961 -27% 1,176 $1,216   $53,020,214 52
1996/05/31 12 $592,420 -59% 789 $751   $53,891,394 59
1996/06/07 18 $286,413 -52% 463 $619   $54,394,668 66
1996/06/14 26 $134,920 -53% 277 $487   $54,648,287 73
1996/06/21 35 $75,086 -44% 149 $504   $54,808,784 80
1996/06/28 41 $61,572 -18% 115 $535   $54,904,875 87
1996/07/05 18 $386,205 +527% 523 $738   $55,304,362 94
1996/07/12 25 $166,961 -57% 415 $402   $55,602,052 101
1996/07/19 33 $86,220 -48% 242 $356   $55,770,152 108
1996/07/26 45 $50,856 -41% 161 $316   $55,863,515 115
1996/08/02 40 $50,388 -1% 116 $434   $55,945,726 122
1996/08/09 48 $36,880 -27% 68 $542   $56,013,000 129

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/04/05 1 $13,691,089   1,983 $6,904   $15,712,347 7
1996/04/12 1 $10,796,779 -21% 1,983 $5,445   $26,509,126 14
1996/04/19 1 $8,591,200 -20% 1,983 $4,332   $35,100,326 21
1996/04/26 3 $6,168,550 -28% 1,955 $3,155   $41,268,876 28
1996/05/03 4 $4,719,465 -23% 1,983 $2,380   $45,988,341 35
1996/05/10 4 $3,147,684 -33% 1,887 $1,668   $49,136,025 42
1996/05/17 6 $2,454,228 -22% 1,728 $1,420   $51,590,253 49
1996/05/24 8 $1,708,721 -30% 1,176 $1,453   $53,298,974 56
1996/05/31 12 $809,281 -53% 789 $1,026   $54,108,255 63
1996/06/07 19 $405,112 -50% 463 $875   $54,513,367 70
1996/06/14 25 $220,331 -46% 277 $795   $54,733,698 77
1996/06/21 33 $109,605 -50% 149 $736   $54,843,303 84
1996/06/28 36 $74,854 -32% 115 $651   $54,918,157 91
1996/07/05 19 $516,934 +591% 523 $988   $55,435,091 98
1996/07/12 27 $248,841 -52% 415 $600   $55,683,932 105
1996/07/19 35 $128,727 -48% 242 $532   $55,812,659 112
1996/07/26 37 $82,679 -36% 161 $514   $55,895,338 119
1996/08/02 40 $80,782 -2% 116 $696   $55,976,120 126