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A Soldier's Story (1984)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,100,000Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

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

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 108 $256,652 Feb 15, 1985 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 70 $598,255 Feb 8, 1985 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 422 $51,780 Feb 1, 1985 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 455 $66,219 Jan 25, 1985 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 516 $76,686 Jan 18, 1985 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 476 $127,882 Jan 11, 1985 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 459 $172,153 Jan 4, 1985 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 439 $230,586 Dec 28, 1984 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 806 $134,407 Dec 21, 1984 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 865 $154,641 Dec 14, 1984 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 500 $360,009 Dec 7, 1984 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 250 $943,471 Nov 30, 1984 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 206 $1,460,697 Nov 23, 1984 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 348 $1,178,204 Nov 16, 1984 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 345 $1,724,727 Nov 9, 1984 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 411 $2,140,140 Nov 2, 1984 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 959 $1,319,685 Oct 26, 1984 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,236 $1,578,635 Oct 19, 1984 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,752 $1,551,490 Oct 12, 1984 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,139 $2,028,935 Oct 5, 1984 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,371 $378,914 Sep 28, 1984 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,313 $166,401 Sep 21, 1984 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,734 $156,383 Sep 14, 1984 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,791 $22,100,000 Sep 14, 1984 0

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   

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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

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1984/09/14 17 $251,254   5 $50,251   $251,254 7
1984/09/21 21 $268,538 +7% 6 $44,756   $519,792 14
1984/09/28 19 $564,454 +110% 19 $29,708   $1,084,246 21
1984/10/05 7 $2,469,349 +337% 217 $11,379   $3,553,595 28
1984/10/12 6 $2,066,234 -16% 223 $9,266   $5,619,829 35
1984/10/19 7 $2,092,714 +1% 289 $7,241   $7,712,543 42
1984/10/26 10 $1,693,450 -19% 316 $5,359   $9,405,993 49
1984/11/02 5 $2,716,354 +60% 580 $4,683   $12,122,347 56
1984/11/09 5 $2,179,806 -20% 581 $3,752   $14,302,153 63
1984/11/16 10 $1,697,189 -22% 510 $3,328   $15,999,342 70
1984/11/23 11 $1,825,265 +8% 479 $3,811   $17,824,607 77
1984/11/30 11 $1,136,951 -38% 479 $2,374   $18,961,558 84
1984/12/07 13 $434,591 -62% 341 $1,274   $19,396,149 91
1984/12/14 17 $228,002 -48% 166 $1,374   $19,624,151 98
1984/12/21 24 $201,281 -12% 52 $3,871   $19,825,432 105
1984/12/28 23 $250,524 +24% 61 $4,107   $20,075,956 112
1985/01/04 22 $217,341 -13% 67 $3,244   $20,293,297 119
1985/01/11 25 $174,020 -20% 46 $3,783   $20,467,317 126
1985/01/18 27 $95,676 -45% 41 $2,334   $20,562,993 133
1985/01/25 25 $87,999 -8% 32 $2,750   $20,650,992 140
1985/02/01 25 $70,586 -20% 27 $2,614   $20,721,578 147
1985/02/08 13 $843,117 +1,094% 531 $1,588   $21,564,695 154