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Summer of Sam (1999)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,288,130Details
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$22,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 2nd, 1999 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence and sexuality, pervasive strong language and drug use
Running Time: 142 minutes
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Keywords: Serial Killer
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,126 $13,259 Sep 10, 1999 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,445 $62,547 Sep 3, 1999 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,461 $88,903 Aug 27, 1999 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,429 $11,494 Aug 20, 1999 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,484 $23,229 Aug 13, 1999 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,603 $38,608 Aug 6, 1999 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,944 $152,958 Jul 30, 1999 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,612 $469,866 Jul 23, 1999 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,248 $1,466,779 Jul 16, 1999 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,782 $3,466,010 Jul 9, 1999 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,178 $7,991,450 Jul 2, 1999 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,853 1,536 Jul 2, 1999 3

Cast

John Leguizamo    Vinny
Adrien Brody    Ritchie
Mira Sorvino    Dionna
Jennifer Esposito    Ruby
Anthony LaPaglia    Detective Lou Petrocelli
Bebe Neuwirth    Gloria
Patti LuPone    Helen
Ben Gazzara    Luigi
John Savage    Simon
Michael Badalucco    Son of Sam
Michael Rispoli    Joe T
Mike Starr    Eddie
Roger Guenveur Smith    Detective Curt Atwater
Saverio Guerra    Woodstock
Brian Tarantina    Bobby Del Fiore
Arthur Nascarella    Mario
Jimmy Breslin    Jimmy Breslin
Al Palagonia    Anthony
Ken Garito    Brian
Joe Lisi    Tony Olives
James Reno    Crony
Spike Lee    Reporter John Jeffries
Lucia Grillo    Chiara
Nelson Vasquez    Officer Cruz
Darielle Gilad    Debbie Cadabra
Michael Harper    Raygun
Jessica Galbreath    Fire
Evan Cohen    Bite
George Tabb    Spider
Michael Imperioli    Midnite
Victor Colicchio    Chickie
Peter Maloney    Detective Timothy Dowd
Christopher Wynkoop    Sam Carr
John Turturro    Voice of Harvey the Black Dog
Ernie Anastos    Anchorman
Jim Jensen    Anchorman
Melba Tolliver    Anchorwoman
Phil Rizuto    Yankee Broadcaster
Reggie Jackson    Himself
Danielle Burgio    Girl in Parked Car
Lisa France    Girl in Parked Car
Peter Epstein    Chuckie
Jill Stokesberry    Rose
Joseph Lyle Taylor    Ron
Kim Director    Dee
Bill Raymond    Father Cadilli
Mildred Clinton    Italian Woman at Murder Site
Emelise Aleandri    Italian Woman at Murder Site
Michael Sorvino    Bowler at Diner
Phil Campanella    2nd Bowler at Diner
William H. Burns    Officer
Ernest Mingione    Officer
Frank Fortunato    Doorman
Dan Zappin    Simon's Male Friend
Murielle Cohen    Simon's Female Friend
Christina Kolbe    Simon's Female Friend
Charlotte Colavin    Neighbor
Clayton Barber    Punk
Joie Lee    Bed Stuy Woman Interviewed
Rome Neal    Bed Stuy Man Interviewed
Mark Breland    Bed Stuy Man Interviewed
Susan Batson    Bed Stuy Woman Interviewed
Evander Holyfield    Man in Riot
Toneda Laiwan    Dot (Atwater's Girlfriend)
Janet Paparazzo    Young Woman Shot by Son of Sam
Jodi Michelle Pynn    Young Woman Shot by Son of Sam
Jennifer S. Badger    Woman Victim
Jeff DeRocker    Man in Car
Nick Oddo    Husband
Damian Achilles    Wounded Man
Joanne Lamstein    Woman in Car
Gabriel Barre    Johnny Nasso
Norman Douglass    Stunt Driver
Tara McNamee    Woman Victim
John Michael Brown    L.E.S. Stitches Band Singer
Damian Branica    L.E.S. Stitches Band Bassist
Lorne Behrman    L.E.S. Stitches Band Guitarist
Curtis Gove    L.E.S. Stitches Band Guitarist
James Baggs    L.E.S. Stitches Band Drummer
Rozie Bacchi    Brian's Girlfriend
Grace DeSena    Joe T's Girlfriend
Zoe Bournelis    Anthony's Girlfriend
Ashleigh Closs    Princess
Frank Cadillac    Patty a.k.a. Man with Weird Eyes
Daniel J. Courtenay    Guitar Store Owner
Michael Prozzo    Rocco
Kathryn Hudd    Rocco's Girlfriend
Antonio Torres    Man Pulled From Car
Pamela Wehner    Lady at Block Party
Dionna Colicchio    Girl at Block Party
Victoria Galasso    Girl at Block Party
Danielle Tutelian    Girl at Block Party
John Martucci    Haircutter
Mario Macaluso    Italian Chef
Andrew Lasky    Officer Cruz Partner
Richard Paul    Detective with Decoy Dummy
Ray Carlson    Crime Scene Cop
Alexander J. Vega    Bouncer
Steven Croft    Limo Driver
Mary Jo Todaro    Lady in Window
Jacqueline Margolis    Lady in Window
Iris Alten    Lady in Car Window
Valerie Mazzonelli    Lady With Dog
Hal Sherman    Arresting Detective
Nicholas Brown    Young Petrocelli

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Victor Colicchio
Screenwriter    Michael Imperioli
Screenwriter    Spike Lee
Producer    Spike Lee
Producer    Jon Kilik
Executive Producer    Michael Imperioli
Executive Producer    Jeri Carroll-Colicchio
Production Designer    Thérèse DePrez
Editor    Barry Alexander Brown
Composer    Terence Blanchard
Director of Photography    Ellen Kuras
Assistant Director    Mike Ellis
Production Manager    Jon Kilik
Production Supervisor    Jay Cannold
Art Director    Nicholas Lundy
Set Decorator    Diane Lederman
Special Effects Coordinator    Steve Kirshoff
Costume Designer    Ruth E. Carter
Sound Mixer    Rolf Pardula
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Fleischman
Supervising Sound Editor    Kevin Lee
Sound Effects Editor    Glenfield Payne
Dialogue Editor    Kimberly McCord
Dialogue Editor    Hal Levinsohn
Dialogue Editor    Harry Bowles
Dialogue Editor    Jack Rubenstein
Sound Designer    Blake Leyh
Make up    Anita Gibson
Hairstylist    Michelle Johnson
Hairstylist    Leonard Drake
Music Supervisor    Alex Steyermark
Casting Director    Aisha Coley
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Ward

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
1999/07/02 8 $7,991,450   1,536 $5,203   $7,991,450 3
1999/07/09 10 $3,466,010 -57% 1,536 $2,257   $14,056,168 10
1999/07/16 17 $1,466,779 -58% 1,068 $1,373   $17,229,840 17
1999/07/23 21 $469,866 -68% 364 $1,291   $18,471,317 24
1999/07/30 33 $152,958 -67% 119 $1,285   $18,845,489 31
1999/08/06 54 $38,608 -75% 32 $1,207   $18,968,361 38
1999/08/13 63 $23,229 -40% 25 $929   $19,010,121 45
1999/08/20 74 $11,494 -51% 13 $884   $19,032,947 52
1999/08/27 50 $88,903 +673% 185 $481   $19,128,844 59
1999/09/03 62 $62,547 -30% 79 $792   $19,249,947 66
1999/09/10 79 $13,259 -79% 23 $576   $19,283,782 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/07/02 8 $2,020,000   1,536 $1,315   $2,020,000 1
1999/07/03 8 $2,265,000 +12% 1,536 $1,475   $4,285,000 2
1999/07/04 8 $1,705,000 -25% 1,536 $1,110   $5,990,000 3
1999/07/05 8 $2,038,998 +20% 1,536 $1,327   $7,991,450 4
1999/07/06 8 $1,018,909 -50% 1,536 $663   $9,010,359 5
1999/07/07 8 $819,819 -20% 1,536 $534   $9,830,178 6
1999/07/08 8 $760,000 -7% 1,536 $495   $10,590,178 7
1999/07/09 10 $1,015,000 +34% 1,536 $661   $11,605,000 8
1999/07/10 10 $1,365,000 +34% 1,536 $889   $12,970,000 9
1999/07/11 10 $1,062,000 -22% 1,536 $691   $14,056,168 10
1999/07/12 10 $456,706 -57% 1,536 $297   $14,512,874 11
1999/07/14 12 $407,108   1,536 $265   $15,379,919 13
1999/07/15 12 $384,142 -6% 1,536 $250   $15,763,061 14
1999/07/16 17 $440,000 +15% 1,068 $412   $16,203,000 15
1999/07/17 16 $590,000 +34% 1,068 $552   $16,793,000 16
1999/07/18 17 $462,000 -22% 1,068 $433   $17,230,000 17
1999/07/19 16 $203,277 -56% 1,068 $190   $17,433,117 18
1999/07/20 17 $207,409 +2% 1,068 $194   $17,640,526 19
1999/07/21 17 $179,908 -13% 1,068 $168   $17,820,434 20
1999/07/22 17 $181,017 +1% 1,068 $169   $18,001,451 21
1999/07/25 20 $146,000   364 $401   $18,471,317 24
1999/07/26 20 $61,447 -58% 364 $169   $18,532,764 25
1999/07/27 20 $67,146 +9% 364 $184   $18,599,910 26

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/07/02 8 $10,590,158   1,536 $6,895   $10,590,158 7
1999/07/09 10 $5,172,903 -51% 1,536 $3,368   $15,763,061 14
1999/07/16 17 $2,238,390 -57% 1,068 $2,096   $18,001,451 21
1999/07/23 22 $691,080 -69% 364 $1,899   $18,692,531 28
1999/07/30 33 $237,222 -66% 119 $1,993   $18,929,753 35
1999/08/06 54 $57,139 -76% 32 $1,786   $18,986,892 42
1999/08/13 66 $34,561 -40% 25 $1,382   $19,021,453 49
1999/08/20 73 $18,488 -47% 13 $1,422   $19,039,941 56
1999/08/27 47 $147,459 +698% 185 $797   $19,187,400 63
1999/09/03 58 $83,123 -44% 79 $1,052   $19,270,523 70
1999/09/10 79 $17,607 -79% 23 $766   $19,288,130 77