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Thelma & Louise (1991)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $45,361,000Details
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
83% - Certified Fresh
82% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 24th, 1991 (Wide) by MGM
MPAA Rating: R for strong language, and for some violence and sensuality.
Running Time: 128 minutes
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Keywords: Fugitive / On the Run, Road Trip
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Pathe Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 622 $2,045,721 Jul 5, 1991 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 901 $2,220,944 Jun 28, 1991 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,162 $2,627,712 Jun 21, 1991 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,776 $2,488,637 Jun 14, 1991 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,214 $3,020,516 Jun 7, 1991 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,418 $4,160,599 May 31, 1991 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,535 $6,101,297 May 24, 1991 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,379 1,179 May 24, 1991 3


Harvey Keitel    Hal
Michael Madsen    Jimmy
Christopher McDonald    Darryl
Stephen Tobolowsky    Max
Brad Pitt    J.D.
Timothy Carhart    Harlan
Lucinda Jenney    Lena the Waitress
Jason Beghe    State Trooper
Marco St. John    Truck Driver
Sonny Carl Davis    Albert
Ken Swofford    Major
Shelly De Sai    East Indian Motel Clerk
Carol Mansell    Waitress
Stephen Polk    Surveillance Man
Rob Roy Fitzgerald    Plainclothes Cop
Jack Lindine    ID Tech
Michael Delman    "Silver Bullet" Dancer
Kristel L. Rose    Smoker
Noel Walcott    Mountain Bike Rider
Robert Zajonc    State Police Pilot

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Ridley Scott
Producer    Mimi Polk
Screenwriter    Callie Khouri
Director of Photography    Adrian Biddle
Production Designer    Norris Spencer
Editor    Thom Noble
Co-Producer    Dean O'Brien
Co-Producer    Callie Khouri
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Costume Designer    Elizabeth McBride
Assistant Director    Steve Danton
Second Unit Director    Bobby Bass
Unit Production Manager    Dean O'Brien
Unit Production Manager    Mel Dellar
Art Director    Lisa Dean
Set Decorator    Anne H. Ahrens
Sound Mixer    Keith A. Wester
Re-recording Mixer    Graham V. Hartstone
Additional Re-Recording Mixer    Jeffrey J. Haboush
Supervising Sound Editor    Jim Shields
Sound Effects Editor    Bob Risk
Music Editor    Laura Perlman
Song Writer    Kathy Nelson
Song Writer    Charlie Sexton
Song Writer    Glenn Frey
Song Writer    Jack Tempchin
Casting Director    Louis DiGiaimo
Stunt Coordinator    Bobby Bass

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 22nd, 2011

February 22nd, 2011

It's a pretty good week on the home market, all things considered, with two $100 million first-run releases on this week's list. On the other hand, there doesn't feel like a whole lot of depth and there are about as many featured reviews as other releases, if you count late reviews and ones where I'm still waiting on the screeners. One of these late reviews, Megamind could be the Pick of the Week, but I'm giving the Blu-ray one last chance to arrive before its release on Friday. More...

Contest: It's the Journey that Matters

February 18th, 2011

There could be a bit of a race for top spot next weekend, but it is possible that neither new release will be the winner. I'm not sure which new release will have the best shot, but Drive Angry is opening in more theaters and appears to have stronger buzz, or at least louder buzz. Plus one of our prizes this week is a road trip movie, so its the target film for this week's contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Drive Angry . Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Thelma and Louise on Blu-ray. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Conviction on Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Thelma and Louise

February 16th, 2011

Thelma and Louise came out in 1991 and was one of the best-reviewed movies of the year. It earned six Oscar nominations, winning for Best Original Screenplay, while it became a fixture in the culture. It's been referenced, and parodied, more times that I can remember. It made its debut on Blu-ray a couple weeks ago and because it is such a famous movie, the review is almost more about the Blu-ray than the movie. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 8th, 2011

February 8th, 2011

Wow. It's a bad week for DVD / Blu-ray releases. While there are a number of first run releases, none of them exactly shout Pick of the Week. The best bet as far as first run releases goes is Paranormal Activity 2, but the screener hasn't arrived yet. Same goes for Thelma & Louise, which is making its Blu-ray debut this week. So in the end I went with Doctor Who: Story 63: The Mutants as the pick of the week. Great story, powerful message, and lots of extras. More...

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.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/05/24 4 $6,101,297   1,179 $5,175   $6,101,297 3
1991/05/31 4 $4,160,599 -32% 1,180 $3,526   $11,903,937 10
1991/06/07 7 $3,020,516 -27% 1,180 $2,560   $16,995,174 17
1991/06/14 8 $2,488,637 -18% 1,180 $2,109   $21,130,012 24
1991/06/21 10 $2,627,712 +6% 1,166 $2,254   $25,417,359 31
1991/06/28 8 $2,220,944 -15% 1,081 $2,055   $29,125,014 38
1991/07/05 10 $2,045,721 -8% 907 $2,255   $32,506,805 45

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/05/24 4 $7,743,338   1,179 $6,568   $7,743,338 7
1991/05/31 4 $6,231,320 -20% 1,180 $5,281   $13,974,658 14
1991/06/07 7 $4,666,717 -25% 1,180 $3,955   $18,641,375 21
1991/06/14 8 $4,148,272 -11% 1,180 $3,515   $22,789,647 28
1991/06/21 9 $4,114,423 -1% 1,166 $3,529   $26,904,070 35
1991/06/28 7 $3,557,014 -14% 1,081 $3,290   $30,461,084 42