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Soul Food (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $43,492,389Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
80% - Certified Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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
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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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,052 $33,849 Jan 16, 1998 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,092 $50,380 Jan 9, 1998 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,030 $82,590 Jan 2, 1998 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,358 $66,654 Dec 26, 1997 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,565 $66,688 Dec 19, 1997 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,054 $184,681 Dec 12, 1997 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,171 $196,509 Dec 5, 1997 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 933 $348,969 Nov 28, 1997 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,436 $268,717 Nov 21, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,358 $436,353 Nov 14, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,347 $755,547 Nov 7, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,426 $1,226,180 Oct 31, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,484 $2,001,307 Oct 24, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,434 $3,312,268 Oct 17, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,261 $5,622,362 Oct 10, 1997 17
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 349 $5,343,288 Oct 6, 1997 11
Biggest October Day at the Domestic Box Office 332 $5,343,288 Oct 6, 1997 11
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,304 $8,358,379 Oct 3, 1997 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,633 $11,197,897 Sep 26, 1997 3
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 136 $11,197,897 Sep 26, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,166 1,336 Sep 26, 1997 3

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

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
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