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Primary Colors (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $39,017,984Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
80% - Certified Fresh
Audience
64% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$65,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 20th, 1998 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: R for strong language and sexual references
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Keywords: Political
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,394 $61,875 Jun 19, 1998 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,412 $85,920 Jun 12, 1998 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,244 $140,220 Jun 5, 1998 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,376 $153,735 May 29, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,241 $242,970 May 22, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,535 $237,695 May 15, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,640 $313,045 May 8, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,602 $550,515 May 1, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,770 $833,400 Apr 24, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,754 $1,534,305 Apr 17, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,852 $2,410,545 Apr 10, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,544 $4,702,920 Apr 3, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,620 $7,005,780 Mar 27, 1998 10
Biggest March Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 216 $12,045,395 Mar 20, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,528 $12,045,395 Mar 20, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,296 1,965 Mar 20, 1998 3
Biggest March Day at the Domestic Box Office 405 $5,470,000 Mar 21, 1998 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,268 $5,470,000 Mar 21, 1998 2

Cast

   Jack Stanton
   Susan Stanton
Adrian Lester    Henry Burton
Billy Bob Thornton    Richard Jemmons
Maura Tierney    Daisy Green
Kathy Bates    Libby Holden
Larry Hagman    Freddy Picker
Paul Guilfoyle    Howard Ferguson
Caroline Aaron    Lucille Kaufman
Rebecca Walker    March Cunningham
Gia Carides    Cashmere McLeod
Stacy Edwards    Jennifer Rogers
Diane Ladd    Mamma Stanton
Allison Janney    Miss Walsh
Tony Shalhoub    Eddie Reyes
James Earl Jones    CNN Voiceover (voice)
Mykelti Williamson    Dewayne Smith
Rob Reiner    Izzy Rosenblatt
Larry King    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/03/20 2 $12,045,395   1,965 $6,130   $12,045,395 3
1998/03/27 3 $7,005,780 -42% 1,968 $3,560   $22,244,315 10
1998/04/03 5 $4,702,920 -33% 1,976 $2,380   $28,944,755 17
1998/04/10 10 $2,410,545 -49% 1,779 $1,355   $32,735,465 24
1998/04/17 12 $1,534,305 -36% 1,317 $1,165   $35,158,705 31
1998/04/24 18 $833,400 -46% 926 $900   $36,379,432 38
1998/05/01 21 $550,515 -34% 734 $750   $37,147,192 45
1998/05/08 22 $313,045 -43% 457 $685   $37,613,382 52
1998/05/15 25 $237,695 -24% 347 $685   $37,939,277 59
1998/05/22 27 $242,970 +2% 267 $910   $38,275,612 66
1998/05/29 31 $153,735 -37% 277 $555   $38,494,807 73
1998/06/05 29 $140,220 -9% 246 $570   $38,714,217 80
1998/06/12 38 $85,920 -39% 179 $480   $38,856,507 87
1998/06/19 39 $61,875 -28% 104 $595   $38,966,057 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/03/20 2 $3,630,000   1,966 $1,846   $3,630,000 1
1998/03/21 2 $5,470,000 +51% 1,966 $2,782   $9,100,000 2
1998/03/22 2 $3,026,000 -45% 1,966 $1,539   $12,045,395 3
1998/03/23 3 $618,975 -80% 1,965 $315   $12,664,370 4
1998/03/24 3 $880,000 +42% 1,966 $448   $13,544,370 5
1998/03/25 2 $864,615 -2% 1,965 $440   $14,403,410 6
1998/03/26 2 $835,125 -3% 1,965 $425   $15,238,535 7
1998/03/27 3 $2,160,000 +159% 1,969 $1,097   $17,399,000 8
1998/03/28 3 $3,350,000 +55% 1,969 $1,701   $20,749,000 9
1998/03/29 3 $1,663,000 -50% 1,969 $845   $22,244,000 10
1998/03/30 3 $413,280 -75% 1,968 $210   $22,657,595 11
1998/03/31 3 $560,880 +36% 1,968 $285   $23,218,475 12
1998/04/01 2 $521,520 -7% 1,968 $265   $23,739,995 13
1998/04/02 2 $501,840 -4% 1,968 $255   $24,241,835 14
1998/04/03 6 $1,245,000 +148% 1,975 $630   $25,487,000 15
1998/04/04 5 $2,290,000 +84% 1,975 $1,159   $27,777,000 16
1998/04/05 5 $1,057,000 -54% 1,976 $535   $28,944,755 17
1998/04/06 7 $305,815 -71% 1,976 $155   $29,250,570 18
1998/04/07 7 $345,275 +13% 1,976 $175   $29,595,845 19
1998/04/08 7 $344,925 n/c 1,976 $175   $29,940,770 20
1998/04/09 6 $395,230 +15% 1,976 $200   $30,336,000 21
1998/04/10 10 $775,000 +96% 1,775 $437   $31,111,000 22
1998/04/11 9 $1,005,000 +30% 1,775 $566   $32,116,000 23
1998/04/12 9 $551,000 -45% 1,779 $310   $32,735,000 24

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/03/20 2 $15,238,535   1,965 $7,755   $15,238,535 7
1998/03/27 3 $9,003,300 -41% 1,968 $4,575   $24,241,835 14
1998/04/03 5 $6,083,085 -32% 1,976 $3,078   $30,324,920 21
1998/04/10 10 $3,299,480 -46% 1,779 $1,855   $33,624,400 28
1998/04/17 12 $1,921,632 -42% 1,317 $1,459   $35,546,032 35
1998/04/24 19 $1,050,645 -45% 926 $1,135   $36,596,677 42
1998/05/01 21 $703,660 -33% 734 $959   $37,300,337 49
1998/05/08 23 $401,245 -43% 457 $878   $37,701,582 56
1998/05/15 26 $331,060 -17% 347 $954   $38,032,642 63
1998/05/22 27 $308,430 -7% 267 $1,155   $38,341,072 70
1998/05/29 29 $232,925 -24% 277 $841   $38,573,997 77
1998/06/05 29 $196,590 -16% 246 $799   $38,770,587 84
1998/06/12 38 $133,595 -32% 179 $746   $38,904,182 91