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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $130,726,716Details
International Box Office $145,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $275,726,716
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
95% - Certified Fresh
Audience
95% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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
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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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 89 $722,362 Jun 21, 1991 130
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 115 $726,501 Jun 14, 1991 123
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 121 $1,039,120 May 31, 1991 109
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 105 $1,292,143 May 24, 1991 102
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 77 $1,871,178 May 17, 1991 95
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 96 $1,964,271 May 10, 1991 88
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 71 $2,540,581 May 3, 1991 81
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 89 $2,590,546 Apr 26, 1991 74
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 71 $3,476,287 Apr 19, 1991 67
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 83 $4,146,846 Apr 12, 1991 60
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 527 $100,088,453 Apr 12, 1991 60
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 91 $4,760,714 Apr 5, 1991 53
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 115 $5,780,994 Mar 29, 1991 46
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 150 $6,687,991 Mar 22, 1991 39
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 212 $7,656,361 Mar 15, 1991 32
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 332 $8,893,306 Mar 8, 1991 25
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,047 $58,125,470 Mar 8, 1991 25
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 498 $10,616,383 Mar 1, 1991 18
Biggest March Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 253 $10,616,383 Mar 1, 1991 18
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 809 $11,947,765 Feb 22, 1991 11
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 165 $13,766,814 Feb 15, 1991 4
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,290 $13,766,814 Feb 15, 1991 4
Widest Opening Weekend 2,893 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

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
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