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Primal Fear (1996)

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

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 1,384 $56,073,633
All Time International Box Office 1,541 $46,500,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 1,369 $102,573,633
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 399 $56,073,633
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 421 $46,500,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 383 $102,573,633

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


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 724 $36,880 Aug 9, 1996 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 761 $50,388 Aug 2, 1996 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 908 $50,856 Jul 26, 1996 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 875 $86,220 Jul 19, 1996 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 697 $166,961 Jul 12, 1996 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 397 $386,205 Jul 5, 1996 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,626 $61,572 Jun 28, 1996 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,716 $75,086 Jun 21, 1996 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,514 $134,920 Jun 14, 1996 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,108 $286,413 Jun 7, 1996 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 855 $592,420 May 31, 1996 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 610 $1,429,961 May 24, 1996 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 662 $1,955,768 May 17, 1996 45
Fastest to $50m 1,304 $51,091,793 May 17, 1996 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 856 $2,406,324 May 10, 1996 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 859 $3,606,158 May 3, 1996 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 987 $4,704,262 Apr 26, 1996 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,037 $6,585,472 Apr 19, 1996 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,361 $8,108,561 Apr 12, 1996 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,874 $9,871,222 Apr 5, 1996 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,308 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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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