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Real Genius (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,952,019Details
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
75% - Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 7th, 1985 (Wide) by Sony/TriStar
Comparisons: vs. Back to the Future
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Keywords: College, Child Prodigy, Military Stealing New Invention
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,107 $41,884 Oct 25, 1985 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,017 $71,264 Oct 18, 1985 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,156 $87,920 Oct 11, 1985 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,098 $130,834 Oct 4, 1985 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,073 $196,901 Sep 27, 1985 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,803 $427,942 Sep 20, 1985 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,088 $572,843 Sep 13, 1985 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,579 $702,114 Sep 6, 1985 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,889 $1,059,300 Aug 30, 1985 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,504 $1,184,505 Aug 23, 1985 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,466 $2,203,206 Aug 16, 1985 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,849 $2,557,180 Aug 9, 1985 5

Cast

Val Kilmer    Chris Knight
William Atherton    Professor Jerry Hathaway
Ed Lauter    David Dekker
Patti D'Arbanville    Sherry Nugil
Gabriel Jarret    Mitch Taylor
Jon Gries    Lazlo Hollyfeld

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Thomas Newman
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/08/09 7 $2,557,180   990 $2,583   $3,493,585 5
1985/08/16 9 $2,203,206 -14% 956 $2,305   $6,696,791 12
1985/08/23 11 $1,184,505 -46% 609 $1,945   $8,581,296 19
1985/08/30 18 $1,059,300 -11% 480 $2,207   $10,126,984 26
1985/09/06 17 $702,114 -34% 511 $1,374   $10,991,199 33
1985/09/13 16 $572,843 -18% 440 $1,302   $11,696,711 40
1985/09/20 19 $427,942 -25% 378 $1,132   $12,224,653 47
1985/09/27 23 $196,901 -54% 254 $775   $12,511,976 54
1985/10/04 21 $130,834 -34% 209 $626   $12,702,101 61
1985/10/11 23 $87,920 -33% 140 $628   $12,815,021 68
1985/10/18 23 $71,264 -19% 120 $594   $12,896,285 75
1985/10/25 28 $41,884 -41% 74 $566   $12,952,019 82

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/08/09 7 $3,557,180   990 $3,593   $4,493,585 9
1985/08/16 9 $2,903,206 -18% 956 $3,037   $7,396,791 16
1985/08/23 11 $1,670,893 -42% 609 $2,744   $9,067,684 23
1985/08/30 18 $1,221,401 -27% 480 $2,545   $10,289,085 30
1985/09/06 15 $834,783 -32% 511 $1,634   $11,123,868 37
1985/09/13 17 $672,843 -19% 440 $1,529   $11,796,711 44
1985/09/20 16 $518,364 -23% 378 $1,371   $12,315,075 51
1985/09/27 20 $256,192 -51% 254 $1,009   $12,571,267 58
1985/10/04 20 $155,834 -39% 209 $746   $12,727,101 65
1985/10/11 23 $97,920 -37% 140 $699   $12,825,021 72
1985/10/18 22 $85,114 -13% 120 $709   $12,910,135 79