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Primary Colors (1998)

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

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 2,011 $39,017,984
All Time Worldwide Box Office 2,866 $39,017,984
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 510 $39,017,984
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 668 $39,017,984
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 603 $39,017,984
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 905 $39,017,984

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


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,413 $61,875 Jun 19, 1998 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,429 $85,920 Jun 12, 1998 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,260 $140,220 Jun 5, 1998 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,392 $153,735 May 29, 1998 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,255 $242,970 May 22, 1998 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,555 $237,695 May 15, 1998 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,660 $313,045 May 8, 1998 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,623 $550,515 May 1, 1998 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,792 $833,400 Apr 24, 1998 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,777 $1,534,305 Apr 17, 1998 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,877 $2,410,545 Apr 10, 1998 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,563 $4,702,920 Apr 3, 1998 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,641 $7,005,780 Mar 27, 1998 10
Biggest Domestic March Weekend 230 $12,045,395 Mar 20, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,551 $12,045,395 Mar 20, 1998 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 308 3.32 Mar 20, 1998 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,155 30.1% Mar 20, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,330 1,965 Mar 20, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic March Day 445 $5,470,000 Mar 21, 1998 2
Biggest Domestic Saturday 2,316 $5,470,000 Mar 21, 1998 2
Never No. 1 Domestic 933 $39,017,984 Mar 20, 1998 0

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   

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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