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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $130,726,716Details
International Box Office $145,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $275,726,716
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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 412 $130,726,716
All Time International Box Office 511 $145,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 444 $275,726,716
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 74 $130,726,716
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 89 $145,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 82 $275,726,716

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 14th, 1991 (Wide) by Orion Pictures
Video Release: October 3rd, 1997 by Orion Video, released as Silence of the Lambs, The
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 118 minutes
Franchise: Hannibal Lecter
Comparisons: vs. Unforgiven
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Keywords: Serial Killer, Cannibalism, Cannibalism
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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 89 $722,362 Jun 21, 1991 130
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 115 $726,501 Jun 14, 1991 123
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 122 $1,039,120 May 31, 1991 109
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 107 $1,292,143 May 24, 1991 102
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 78 $1,871,178 May 17, 1991 95
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 98 $1,964,271 May 10, 1991 88
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 74 $2,540,581 May 3, 1991 81
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 92 $2,590,546 Apr 26, 1991 74
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 73 $3,476,287 Apr 19, 1991 67
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 85 $4,146,846 Apr 12, 1991 60
Fastest to $100m 548 $100,088,453 Apr 12, 1991 60
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 93 $4,760,714 Apr 5, 1991 53
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 119 $5,780,994 Mar 29, 1991 46
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 155 $6,687,991 Mar 22, 1991 39
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 219 $7,656,361 Mar 15, 1991 32
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 346 $8,893,306 Mar 8, 1991 25
Fastest to $50m 1,086 $58,125,470 Mar 8, 1991 25
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 514 $10,616,383 Mar 1, 1991 18
Biggest Domestic March Weekend 264 $10,616,383 Mar 1, 1991 18
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 837 $11,947,765 Feb 22, 1991 11
Biggest Domestic February Weekend 175 $13,766,814 Feb 15, 1991 4
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,331 $13,766,814 Feb 15, 1991 4
Successful Sequels 33 $5,145,885 Feb 15, 1991 4
Widest Opening Weekend 2,976 1,497 Feb 15, 1991 4

Cast

   Clarice Starling
Anthony Hopkins    Hannibal Lecter
Scott Glenn    Jack Crawford
Anthony Heald    Dr. Frederick Chilton
Dan Butler    Roden
George A. Romero    FBI Agent in Memphis
Kasi Lemmons    Ardelia Mapp
Chris Isaak    SWAT Commander
Frankie Faison    Barney Matthews
Ted Levine    Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb
Tracey Walter    Lamar
Pat McNamara    Sheriff Perkins
Brooke Smith    Catherine Martin

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Set Decorator    Karen O'Hara

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/02/15 1 $13,766,814   1,497 $9,196   $15,179,676 4
1991/02/22 1 $11,947,765 -13% 1,515 $7,886   $30,895,958 11
1991/03/01 1 $10,616,383 -11% 1,535 $6,916   $45,514,175 18
1991/03/08 1 $8,893,306 -16% 1,586 $5,607   $58,125,470 25
1991/03/15 1 $7,656,361 -14% 1,600 $4,785   $68,885,835 32
1991/03/22 2 $6,687,991 -13% 1,608 $4,159   $78,258,485 39
1991/03/29 2 $5,780,994 -14% 1,616 $3,577   $87,119,351 46
1991/04/05 2 $4,760,714 -18% 1,627 $2,926   $94,425,327 53
1991/04/12 3 $4,146,846 -13% 1,635 $2,536   $100,088,453 60
1991/04/19 4 $3,476,287 -16% 1,642 $2,117   $104,928,786 67
1991/04/26 6 $2,590,546 -25% 1,627 $1,592   $108,662,853 74
1991/05/03 6 $2,540,581 -2% 1,619 $1,569   $112,193,973 81
1991/05/10 5 $1,964,271 -23% 1,574 $1,248   $115,093,023 88
1991/05/17 7 $1,871,178 -5% 1,444 $1,296   $117,814,717 95
1991/05/24 13 $1,292,143 -31% 883 $1,463   $119,828,381 102
1991/05/31 14 $1,039,120 -20% 987 $1,053   $121,185,746 109
1991/06/14 12 $726,501   803 $905   $123,271,133 123
1991/06/21 13 $722,362 -1% 672 $1,075   $124,507,594 130

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/02/14 1 $1,412,862   1,497 $944   $1,412,862 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/02/15 1 $17,535,331   1,497 $11,714   $18,948,193 8
1991/02/22 1 $15,949,599 -9% 1,515 $10,528   $34,897,792 15
1991/03/01 1 $14,334,372 -10% 1,535 $9,338   $49,232,164 22
1991/03/08 1 $11,997,310 -16% 1,586 $7,565   $61,229,474 29
1991/03/15 1 $10,341,020 -14% 1,600 $6,463   $71,570,494 36
1991/03/22 2 $9,767,863 -6% 1,608 $6,075   $81,338,357 43
1991/03/29 2 $8,326,256 -15% 1,616 $5,152   $89,664,613 50
1991/04/05 3 $6,276,994 -25% 1,627 $3,858   $95,941,607 57
1991/04/12 3 $5,510,892 -12% 1,635 $3,371   $101,452,499 64
1991/04/19 4 $4,619,808 -16% 1,642 $2,814   $106,072,307 71
1991/04/26 6 $3,581,085 -22% 1,627 $2,201   $109,653,392 78
1991/05/03 6 $3,475,360 -3% 1,619 $2,147   $113,128,752 85
1991/05/10 5 $2,814,787 -19% 1,574 $1,788   $115,943,539 92
1991/05/17 7 $2,592,699 -8% 1,444 $1,795   $118,536,238 99
1991/05/24 14 $1,610,388 -38% 883 $1,824   $120,146,626 106
1991/06/14 12 $1,240,600   803 $1,545   $123,785,232 127