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Real Genius (1985)

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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,305 $12,952,019
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,401-5,500) 5,443 $12,952,019
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,104 $12,952,019
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,296 $12,952,019

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 7th, 1985 (Wide) by Sony/TriStar
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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

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

Home Market Releases for May 2nd, 2017

May 2nd, 2017

The Red Turtle

We are officially in the worst time of year on the home market. The last of the major Awards Season players have already come out, but it is still too early for the Spring hits to be released. The competition from May Sweeps and the start of the Summer Blockbuster Season means there’s not a lot here that’s going to do well in DVD / Blu-ray sales. Ironically, the lack of a major release means there are a lot of smaller releases that are competing for Pick of the Week, many of which would be lost in the crowd during a busier time of year. This includes I Am Not Your Negro, The Salesman, Real Genius, and Seven Days in May. In the end, I went with The Red Turtle on DVD or Blu-ray as the Pick of the Week. In the meanwhile, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone on Blu-ray gets the Puck of the Week honor, as the “best” Canadian release of the week. I just wish it were coming out in 3D. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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