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Raising Arizona (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,847,000Details
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Certified Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 3,071 $22,847,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 4,017 $22,847,000
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 789 $22,847,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 956 $22,847,000

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 13th, 1987 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Life on the Outside, Kidnap, Hitmen, Infertility
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Circle Arizona Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 317 $961,425 May 22, 1987 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 410 $1,001,442 May 15, 1987 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 517 $1,127,902 May 8, 1987 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 597 $1,462,587 May 1, 1987 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 704 $1,821,616 Apr 24, 1987 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 834 $2,451,750 Apr 17, 1987 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,395 $2,209,320 Apr 10, 1987 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 3,018 $953,647 Apr 3, 1987 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 3,616 $1,095,252 Mar 27, 1987 17
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 7,403 $36,240 Mar 13, 1987 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,740 $22,847,000 Mar 13, 1987 0

Cast

Frances McDormand    Dot
   H.I. McDonnough
John Goodman    Gale
M. Emmet Walsh    Machine Shop Ear-Bender
Holly Hunter    Edwina 'Ed' McDonnough
Trey Wilson    Nathan Arizona (Hufheinz) Sr
William Forsythe    Evelle
Randall 'Tex' Cobb    Leonard Smalls

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Ethan Coen
Screenwriter    Ethan Coen
Screenwriter    Joel Coen
Composer    Carter Burwell

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 30th, 2011

August 30th, 2011

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/03/13 21 $36,240   1 $36,240   $0 3
1987/03/27 13 $1,095,252   149 $7,351   $1,705,461 17
1987/04/03 13 $953,647 -13% 150 $6,358   $2,995,568 24
1987/04/10 7 $2,209,320 +132% 452 $4,888   $5,417,010 31
1987/04/17 8 $2,451,750 +11% 696 $3,523   $8,823,750 38
1987/04/24 9 $1,821,616 -26% 697 $2,614   $11,519,440 45
1987/05/01 8 $1,462,587 -20% 666 $2,196   $13,510,310 52
1987/05/08 10 $1,127,902 -23% 688 $1,639   $15,072,020 59
1987/05/15 10 $1,001,442 -11% 686 $1,460   $16,604,873 66
1987/05/22 11 $961,425 -4% 659 $1,459   $17,811,160 73

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1987/03/27 12 $1,431,712   149 $9,609   $2,041,921 21
1987/04/03 8 $1,165,769 -19% 150 $7,772   $3,207,690 28
1987/04/10 7 $3,164,310 +171% 452 $7,001   $6,372,000 35
1987/04/17 8 $3,325,824 +5% 696 $4,778   $9,697,824 42
1987/04/24 8 $2,349,899 -29% 697 $3,371   $12,047,723 49
1987/05/01 8 $1,896,395 -19% 666 $2,847   $13,944,118 56
1987/05/08 8 $1,659,313 -13% 688 $2,412   $15,603,431 63
1987/05/15 7 $1,246,304 -25% 686 $1,817   $16,849,735 70

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records