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The Sure Thing (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,136,000Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
87% - Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 1st, 1985 (Wide) by Embassy
Video Release: March 24th, 2015 by Shout Factory
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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 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,336 $45,173 Jun 7, 1985 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 954 $128,278 May 31, 1985 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,035 $142,271 May 24, 1985 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,020 $191,851 May 17, 1985 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,403 $148,688 May 10, 1985 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,627 $157,206 May 3, 1985 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,384 $285,338 Apr 26, 1985 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,340 $446,582 Apr 19, 1985 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,781 $446,618 Apr 12, 1985 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,837 $768,591 Apr 5, 1985 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,618 $676,277 Mar 29, 1985 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,273 $1,805,776 Mar 22, 1985 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,444 $2,690,644 Mar 15, 1985 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,078 $2,894,217 Mar 8, 1985 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,613 $3,124,782 Mar 1, 1985 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,563 1,115 Mar 1, 1985 3

Cast

   Walter (Gib) Gibson
Tim Robbins    Gary Cooper
Anthony Edwards    Lance
Larry Hankin    Trucker
Daphne Zuniga    Alison Bradbury
Lisa Jane Persky    Mary Ann Webster
Nicollette Sheridan    The Sure Thing
Richard Hamilton    Bartender

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins
Music Editor    Kenneth Karman

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/03/01 5 $3,124,782   1,115 $2,802   $3,124,782 3
1985/03/08 4 $2,894,217 -7% 1,086 $2,665   $6,869,924 10
1985/03/15 4 $2,690,644 -7% 1,063 $2,531   $10,428,629 17
1985/03/22 9 $1,805,776 -33% 837 $2,157   $13,012,150 24
1985/03/29 18 $676,277 -63% 382 $1,770   $14,163,457 31
1985/04/05 18 $768,591 +14% 578 $1,330   $15,249,297 38
1985/04/12 21 $446,618 -42% 373 $1,197   $16,034,157 45
1985/04/19 20 $446,582 n/c 376 $1,188   $16,518,279 52
1985/04/26 22 $285,338 -36% 253 $1,128   $16,930,000 59
1985/05/03 26 $157,206 -45% 167 $941   $17,198,347 66
1985/05/10 27 $148,688 -5% 170 $875   $17,391,265 73
1985/05/17 24 $191,851 +29% 171 $1,122   $17,655,537 80
1985/05/24 23 $142,271 -26% 122 $1,166   $17,857,951 87
1985/05/31 20 $128,278 -10% 144 $891   $18,028,587 94
1985/06/07 21 $45,173 -65% 68 $664   $18,135,531 101

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/03/01 5 $3,975,707   1,115 $3,566   $3,975,707 7
1985/03/08 4 $3,762,278 -5% 1,086 $3,464   $7,737,985 14
1985/03/15 4 $3,468,389 -8% 1,063 $3,263   $11,206,374 21
1985/03/22 10 $2,280,806 -34% 837 $2,725   $13,487,180 28
1985/03/29 17 $993,526 -56% 382 $2,601   $14,480,706 35
1985/04/05 17 $1,106,833 +11% 578 $1,915   $15,587,539 42
1985/04/12 20 $484,158 -56% 373 $1,298   $16,071,697 49
1985/04/19 19 $572,965 +18% 376 $1,524   $16,644,662 56
1985/04/26 22 $396,479 -31% 253 $1,567   $17,041,141 63
1985/05/03 25 $201,436 -49% 167 $1,206   $17,242,577 70
1985/05/10 25 $221,109 +10% 170 $1,301   $17,463,686 77
1985/05/17 20 $251,994 +14% 171 $1,474   $17,715,680 84
1985/05/24 20 $184,629 -27% 122 $1,513   $17,900,309 91
1985/05/31 16 $190,049 +3% 144 $1,320   $18,090,358 98