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Taps (1981)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,856,053Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
75% - Fresh
Audience
67% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$14,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 9th, 1981 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 132 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 258 $578,669 Mar 12, 1982 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 256 $717,000 Mar 5, 1982 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 312 $700,000 Feb 26, 1982 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 267 $1,131,010 Feb 19, 1982 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 291 $1,399,776 Feb 12, 1982 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 339 $1,726,889 Feb 5, 1982 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 453 $1,907,669 Jan 29, 1982 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 638 $2,006,988 Jan 22, 1982 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 761 $2,627,241 Jan 15, 1982 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,113 $2,787,655 Jan 8, 1982 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,023 $4,524,683 Jan 1, 1982 26
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,522 $2,110,078 Dec 18, 1981 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,180 $93,005 Dec 11, 1981 5

Cast

   General Harlan Bache
Timothy Hutton    Brian Moreland
Ronny Cox    Colonel Kerby
Sean Penn    Alex Dwyer
Tom Cruise    David Shawn
Brendan Ward    Charlie Auden
Evan Handler    Edward West
John P. Navin Jr.    Derek Mellott
Billy Van Zandt    Bug
Giancarlo Esposito    J.C. Pierce
Donald Kimmel    Billy Harris
Tim Wahrer    John Cooper
Tim Riley    Hulk
Jeff Rochlin    Shovel
Rusty Jacobs    Rusty
Wayne Tippet    Master Sergeant Kevin Moreland
Jess Osuna    Dean Ferris
Earl Hindman    Lieutenant Hanson
James Handy    Sheriff
Steven Ryan    Marshal
Michael Longfield    Deputy
Jay Gregory    Interviewer
Karen Braga    Woman Announcer
Ralph Drischell    Stewart
Jane Cecil    Secretary
Thomas Medearis    Male Clerk
Amelia Romano    Mrs. Malloy
Sheila Marra    Lori Cable
Gary McCleery    Townie
Arnie Mazer    Townie
Chris Hagan    Townie
John Taylor    Cadet
Eugene Krumenacker    Cadet
David McGinley    Cadet
John Faucher    Cadet
Declan Weir    Cadet
Ryan Helm    Cadet
Lou Milione    Cadet
John McBrearty    Cadet
Frank Chambers    Cadet
John Newmuis    Cadet
Paul Lyons    Cadet
Tom Hutchinson    Cadet
Tom Klunis    Parent
Brenda Currin    Parent
Elizabeth Perry    Parent
Jeanne Fisher    Parent
Robena Rogers    Parent

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Darryl Ponicsan
Screenwriter    Robert Mark Kamen
Story Creator    Devery Freeman
Producer    Stanley R. Jaffe
Producer    Howard B. Jaffe
Editor    Maury Winetrobe
Composer    Maurice Jarre
Director of Photography    Owen Roizman
Assistant Director    Tom Mack
Second Unit Director    Jim Arnett
Second Unit Director    Nikita Knatz
Production Manager    Norman Cook
Production Manager    Phillip Goldfarb
Art Director    Stan Jolley
Art Director    Alfred Sweeney
Set Decorator    Carl Biddiscombe
Second Unit Camera    Zoli Vidor
Costume Supervisor    Eddie Marks
Additional Editor    Michael Luciano
Additional Editor    James Faris
Sound Mixer    Bert Hallberg
Supervisor    William L. McCaughey
Re-recording Mixer    Howard Wollman
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Bourgeois
Music    Gary Ulmer
Supervising Sound Editor    Gordon Daniel
Sound Editor    Greg Dillon
Sound Editor    Jim Fritch
Sound Editor    James J Klinger
Sound Editor    Tony Palk
Sound Editor    Marvin Kosberg
Sound Editor    Gary Shepherd
Sound Editor    Bruce Bell
Music Editor    Jerry McDonald
Casting Director    Shirley Rich
Stunt Coordinator    Jim Arnett

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/12/11 2 $93,005   3 $31,002   $93,005 5
1981/12/18 4 $2,110,078 +2,169% 455 $4,638   $2,265,086 12
1982/01/01 4 $4,524,683   610 $7,418   $14,864,282 26
1982/01/08 3 $2,787,655 -38% 623 $4,475   $18,974,675 33
1982/01/15 2 $2,627,241 -6% 689 $3,813   $22,423,520 40
1982/01/22 5 $2,006,988 -24% 792 $2,534   $25,128,953 47
1982/01/29 3 $1,907,669 -5% 741 $2,574   $27,668,117 54
1982/02/05 3 $1,726,889 -9% 763 $2,263   $29,863,874 61
1982/02/12 10 $1,399,776 -19% 623 $2,247   $31,673,335 68
1982/02/19 8 $1,131,010 -19% 689 $1,642   $33,085,061 75
1982/02/26 8 $700,000 -38% 650 $1,077   $34,112,321 82
1982/03/05 10 $717,000 +2% 575 $1,247   $35,054,066 89
1982/03/12 12 $578,669 -19% 543 $1,066   $35,856,053 96

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/12/11 1 $155,008   3 $51,669   $155,008 9
1982/01/01 4 $5,847,421   610 $9,586   $16,187,020 30
1982/01/08 3 $3,609,259 -38% 623 $5,793   $19,796,279 37
1982/01/15 2 $3,325,686 -8% 689 $4,827   $23,121,965 44
1982/01/22 4 $2,638,483 -21% 792 $3,331   $25,760,448 51
1982/01/29 5 $2,376,537 -10% 741 $3,207   $28,136,985 58
1982/02/05 4 $2,136,574 -10% 763 $2,800   $30,273,559 65
1982/02/12 10 $1,680,492 -21% 623 $2,697   $31,954,051 72
1982/02/19 6 $1,458,270 -13% 689 $2,117   $33,412,321 79
1982/02/26 8 $924,745 -37% 650 $1,423   $34,337,066 86
1982/03/05 9 $940,318 +2% 575 $1,635   $35,277,384 93