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Soul Food (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $43,492,389Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 1,812 $43,492,389
All Time Worldwide Box Office 2,669 $43,492,389
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 451 $43,492,389
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 608 $43,492,389
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 538 $43,492,389
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 848 $43,492,389

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,500,000
Domestic Releases: September 26th, 1997 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: R for some strong sexuality and language
Franchise: Soul Food
Comparisons: vs. Seven Psychopaths
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Keywords: African-American
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
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 17th Weekend 1,062 $33,849 Jan 16, 1998 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 1,103 $50,380 Jan 9, 1998 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 1,041 $82,590 Jan 2, 1998 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,375 $66,654 Dec 26, 1997 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,583 $66,688 Dec 19, 1997 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,067 $184,681 Dec 12, 1997 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,186 $196,509 Dec 5, 1997 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 945 $348,969 Nov 28, 1997 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,455 $268,717 Nov 21, 1997 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,372 $436,353 Nov 14, 1997 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,365 $755,547 Nov 7, 1997 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,443 $1,226,180 Oct 31, 1997 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,501 $2,001,307 Oct 24, 1997 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,455 $3,312,268 Oct 17, 1997 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,278 $5,622,362 Oct 10, 1997 17
Biggest Domestic Monday 360 $5,343,288 Oct 6, 1997 11
Biggest Domestic October Day 332 $5,343,288 Oct 6, 1997 11
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,322 $8,358,379 Oct 3, 1997 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,656 $11,197,897 Sep 26, 1997 3
Biggest Domestic September Weekend 136 $11,197,897 Sep 26, 1997 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 301 3.32 Sep 26, 1997 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,163 30.1% Sep 26, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,202 1,336 Sep 26, 1997 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 794 $43,492,389 Sep 26, 1997 0

Cast

Vanessa Williams    Teri
Vivica Fox    Maxine
Nia Long    Bird
Mekhi Phifer    Lem
Malik Yoba    Studio Engineer

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    George Tillman, Jr

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/09/26 3 $11,197,897   1,336 $8,382   $11,197,897 3
1997/10/03 2 $8,358,379 -25% 1,350 $6,191   $22,685,472 10
1997/10/10 3 $5,622,362 -33% 1,285 $4,375   $30,302,742 17
1997/10/17 6 $3,312,268 -41% 1,213 $2,731   $35,170,436 24
1997/10/24 11 $2,001,307 -40% 1,203 $1,664   $37,956,781 31
1997/10/31 14 $1,226,180 -39% 957 $1,281   $39,707,095 38
1997/11/07 19 $755,547 -38% 656 $1,152   $40,829,490 45
1997/11/14 26 $436,353 -42% 437 $999   $41,554,843 52
1997/11/21 27 $268,717 -38% 300 $896   $41,938,015 59
1997/11/28 22 $348,969 +30% 273 $1,278   $42,443,737 66
1997/12/05 22 $196,509 -44% 313 $628   $42,713,920 73
1997/12/12 26 $184,681 -6% 314 $588   $42,957,749 80
1997/12/19 36 $66,688 -64% 141 $473   $43,081,109 87
1997/12/26 44 $66,654 n/c 138 $483   $43,198,792 94
1998/01/02 41 $82,590 +24% 133 $621   $0 101
1998/01/09 44 $50,380 -39% 123 $410   $43,436,158 108
1998/01/16 52 $33,849 -33% 81 $418   $43,490,057 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/09/26 2 $3,367,881   1,336 $2,521   $3,367,881 1
1997/09/27 3 $4,685,014 +39% 1,336 $3,507   $8,052,895 2
1997/09/28 2 $3,145,002 -33% 1,336 $2,354   $11,197,897 3
1997/09/29 2 $812,170 -74% 1,336 $608   $12,010,067 4
1997/09/30 3 $725,883 -11% 1,339 $542   $12,735,950 5
1997/10/01 2 $732,974 +1% 1,339 $547   $13,468,924 6
1997/10/02 2 $858,169 +17% 1,339 $641   $14,327,093 7
1997/10/03 4 $2,275,110 +165% 1,350 $1,685   $16,602,203 8
1997/10/04 2 $3,720,860 +64% 1,350 $2,756   $20,323,063 9
1997/10/05 2 $2,362,409 -37% 1,350 $1,750   $22,685,472 10
1997/10/06 1 $5,343,288 +126% 1,350 $3,958   $28,028,760 11
1997/10/07 3 $508,816 -90% 1,350 $377   $23,728,616 12
1997/10/08 4 $435,282 -14% 1,350 $322   $24,163,898 13
1997/10/09 2 $516,482 +19% 1,350 $383   $24,680,380 14
1997/10/10 5 $1,423,511 +176% 1,285 $1,108   $26,103,891 15
1997/10/12 3 $1,605,000   1,286 $1,248   $30,302,742 17
1997/10/13 4 $624,479 -61% 1,285 $486   $30,927,221 18
1997/10/14 4 $323,885 -48% 1,285 $252   $31,251,106 19
1997/10/15 6 $286,214 -12% 1,285 $223   $31,537,320 20
1997/10/16 4 $320,848 +12% 1,285 $250   $31,858,168 21
1997/10/17 6 $840,000 +162% 1,203 $698   $32,698,000 22
1997/10/18 6 $1,580,000 +88% 1,203 $1,313   $35,133,000 23
1997/10/19 5 $886,000 -44% 1,213 $730   $35,170,436 24
1997/10/20 5 $221,875 -75% 1,213 $183   $35,392,311 25
1997/10/21 10 $197,442 -11% 1,213 $163   $35,589,753 26
1997/10/24 10 $560,000   1,205 $465   $36,515,000 29
1997/10/25 8 $970,000 +73% 1,205 $805   $37,485,000 30

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/09/26 2 $14,327,093   1,336 $10,724   $14,327,093 7
1997/10/03 2 $10,353,287 -28% 1,350 $7,669   $24,680,380 14
1997/10/10 3 $7,177,788 -31% 1,285 $5,586   $31,858,168 21
1997/10/17 7 $4,097,306 -43% 1,213 $3,378   $35,955,474 28
1997/10/24 11 $2,525,441 -38% 1,203 $2,099   $38,480,915 35
1997/10/31 15 $1,593,028 -37% 957 $1,665   $40,073,943 42
1997/11/07 18 $1,044,547 -34% 656 $1,592   $41,118,490 49
1997/11/14 28 $550,808 -47% 437 $1,260   $41,669,298 56
1997/11/21 25 $425,470 -23% 300 $1,418   $42,094,768 63
1997/11/28 22 $422,643 -1% 273 $1,548   $42,517,411 70
1997/12/05 23 $255,657 -40% 313 $817   $42,773,068 77
1997/12/12 26 $241,353 -6% 314 $769   $43,014,421 84
1997/12/19 36 $117,717 -51% 141 $835   $43,132,138 91
1998/01/02 3 $43,468,368   133 $326,830   $43,385,778 105
1998/01/09 42 $70,430 -100% 123 $573   $43,456,208 112