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Superman III (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,950,623Details
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  5. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
26% - Rotten
Audience
23% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$39,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 17th, 1983 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Franchise: Superman
Comparisons: vs. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
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Keywords: D.C. Comics, Visual Effects
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 946 $794,301 Aug 5, 1983 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 970 $1,260,000 Jul 29, 1983 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 999 $2,003,754 Jul 22, 1983 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,109 $2,777,741 Jul 15, 1983 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,123 $52,461,461 Jul 15, 1983 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,204 $3,847,074 Jul 8, 1983 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 883 $7,263,821 Jul 1, 1983 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,162 $9,068,726 Jun 24, 1983 10
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 335 $13,352,357 Jun 17, 1983 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,330 $13,352,357 Jun 17, 1983 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,493 1,759 Jun 17, 1983 3

Cast

Richard Pryor    Gus Gorman
Christopher Reeve    Superman
Annette O'Toole    Lana Lang
Robert Vaughn    Ross Webster
Margot Kidder    Lois Lane
Jackie Cooper    Perry White
Marc McClure    Jimmy Olsen
Gavan O'Herlihy    Brad

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Special Effects    Chris Corbould

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/06/17 1 $13,352,357   1,759 $7,591   $13,352,357 3
1983/06/24 2 $9,068,726 -32% 1,752 $5,176   $29,593,059 10
1983/07/01 2 $7,263,821 -20% 1,763 $4,120   $41,425,689 17
1983/07/08 3 $3,847,074 -47% 1,612 $2,387   $47,550,350 24
1983/07/15 7 $2,777,741 -28% 1,173 $2,368   $52,461,461 31
1983/07/22 9 $2,003,754 -28% 1,029 $1,947   $56,117,851 38
1983/07/29 13 $1,260,000 -37% 803 $1,569   $58,435,322 45
1983/08/05 16 $794,301 -37% 613 $1,296   $59,950,623 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/06/17 1 $20,524,333   1,759 $11,668   $20,524,333 7
1983/06/24 2 $13,637,535 -34% 1,752 $7,784   $34,161,868 14
1983/07/01 2 $9,541,408 -30% 1,763 $5,412   $43,703,276 21
1983/07/08 3 $5,980,444 -37% 1,612 $3,710   $49,683,720 28
1983/07/15 7 $4,430,377 -26% 1,173 $3,777   $54,114,097 35
1983/07/22 10 $3,061,225 -31% 1,029 $2,975   $57,175,322 42
1983/07/29 13 $1,981,000 -35% 803 $2,467   $59,156,322 49