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Sharky's Machine (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $32,984,898Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
93% - Fresh
Audience
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 18th, 1981 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: April 7th, 2015 by Warner Home Video
Comparisons: vs. Escape from New York
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 754 $455,812 Feb 19, 1982 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 769 $666,949 Feb 12, 1982 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 880 $897,448 Feb 5, 1982 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,056 $1,132,426 Jan 29, 1982 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,360 $1,327,346 Jan 22, 1982 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,357 $2,261,513 Jan 15, 1982 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,615 $2,850,839 Jan 8, 1982 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,378 $5,218,574 Jan 1, 1982 17
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,657 $3,022,041 Dec 18, 1981 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,086 1,388 Dec 18, 1981 3

Cast

Burt Reynolds    Sharky
Charles Durning    Friscoe
Bill Nunn    Kitten's Bouncer
Henry Silva    Billy Score
Richard Libertini    Nosh
Rachel Ward    Dominoe
Val Avery    Man with Siakwan

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
1981/12/18 2 $3,022,041   1,388 $2,177   $3,022,041 3
1982/01/01 2 $5,218,574   1,442 $3,619   $18,938,352 17
1982/01/08 2 $2,850,839 -45% 1,379 $2,067   $23,349,293 24
1982/01/15 3 $2,261,513 -21% 1,109 $2,039   $26,501,387 31
1982/01/22 8 $1,327,346 -41% 801 $1,657   $28,568,586 38
1982/01/29 10 $1,132,426 -15% 688 $1,646   $26,950,104 45
1982/02/05 9 $897,448 -21% 659 $1,362   $31,433,448 52
1982/02/12 14 $666,949 -26% 502 $1,329   $32,374,117 59
1982/02/19 15 $455,812 -32% 451 $1,011   $32,984,898 66

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1982/01/01 2 $6,778,676   1,442 $4,701   $20,498,454 21
1982/01/08 2 $3,741,420 -45% 1,379 $2,713   $24,239,874 28
1982/01/15 3 $3,001,366 -20% 1,109 $2,706   $27,241,240 35
1982/01/29 2 $4,718,322   688 $6,858   $30,536,000 49
1982/02/05 7 $1,171,168 -75% 659 $1,777   $31,707,168 56
1982/02/12 14 $821,918 -30% 502 $1,637   $32,529,086 63