A Soldier's Story

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,100,000Details
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
89% - Fresh
Audience
82% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: September 14th, 1984 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Keywords: World War II
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

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Cast

Denzel Washington    Private First Class Melvin Peterson
Howard E. Rollins, Jr.    Capt. Davenport
Patti LaBelle    Big Mary
Robert Townsend    Cpl. Ellis
Art Evans    Pvt. Wilkie
Adolph Caesar    Sgt. Waters
Wings Hauser    Lt. Byrd
David Alan Grier    Cpl. Cobb

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Norman Jewison

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1984/09/14 22 $156,383   5 $31,277   $156,383 3
1984/09/21 23 $166,401 +6% 6 $27,734   $417,655 10
1984/09/28 19 $378,914 +128% 19 $19,943   $898,706 17
1984/10/05 7 $2,028,935 +435% 217 $9,350   $3,113,181 24
1984/10/12 6 $1,551,490 -24% 223 $6,957   $5,105,085 31
1984/10/19 7 $1,578,635 +2% 289 $5,462   $7,198,464 38
1984/10/26 11 $1,319,685 -16% 316 $4,176   $9,032,228 45
1984/11/02 5 $2,140,140 +62% 580 $3,690   $11,546,133 52
1984/11/09 5 $1,724,727 -19% 581 $2,969   $13,847,074 59
1984/11/16 10 $1,178,204 -32% 510 $2,310   $15,480,357 66
1984/11/23 11 $1,460,697 +24% 479 $3,049   $17,460,039 73
1984/11/30 11 $943,471 -35% 479 $1,970   $18,768,078 80
1984/12/07 13 $360,009 -62% 341 $1,056   $19,321,567 87
1984/12/14 18 $154,641 -57% 166 $932   $19,550,790 94
1984/12/21 26 $134,407 -13% 52 $2,585   $19,758,558 101
1984/12/28 24 $230,586 +72% 61 $3,780   $20,056,018 108
1985/01/04 23 $172,153 -25% 67 $2,569   $20,248,109 115
1985/01/11 27 $127,882 -26% 46 $2,780   $20,421,179 122
1985/01/18 28 $76,686 -40% 41 $1,870   $20,544,003 129
1985/01/25 28 $66,219 -14% 32 $2,069   $20,629,212 136
1985/02/01 28 $51,780 -22% 27 $1,918   $20,702,772 143
1985/02/08 16 $598,255 +1,055% 531 $1,127   $21,319,833 150
1985/02/15 25 $256,652 -57% 156 $1,645   $21,821,347 157

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