Follow us on

The Thin Red Line (1998)

The Thin Red Line poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,400,491Details
International Box Office $61,308,543Details
Worldwide Box Office $97,709,034
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$52,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 23rd, 1998 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: November 2nd, 1999 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for realistic war violence and language
Running Time: 165 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Dunkirk
Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: World War II, War
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Phoenix Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 246 $5,782,050 Jan 29, 1999 40
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day) 79 $11,362,226 Jan 15, 1999 26
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 57 $19,906,262 Jan 15, 1999 26
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 76 $12,958,690 Jan 15, 1999 26
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 49 $22,703,217 Jan 15, 1999 26
Theater Average 3rd Weekend 67 $20,924 Jan 8, 1999 19
Theater Average 2nd Weekend 23 $53,662 Jan 1, 1999 12
Top 1998 Theater Average 6 $53,662 Jan 1, 1999 12

Cast

   Welsh, Edward, EM, 1st Sgt
Steven Vidlere    2nd Lieutenant Gore
   Fife, Cpl, Fwd Clk
   Witt, Pvt, of Cannon Co
   Bell, Pvt, Rflmn
   Bosche, Charles S, Capt, "C" Co Cmdg
   Gaff, John B, Capt, 1st Bn Exec
   Keck, S/Sgt, Ldr 2nd Pl
   Staros, James I, Capt, "C" Co Cmdg
   Tall, Gordon M L, Lt. Col, 1st Bn Cmdg
   Storm, S/Sgt, Mess
Jared Leto    Whyte, William L, 2nd Lt, 1st Pl Cmdg
Dash Mihok    Doll, Pvt 1Cl, Rflmn
Tim Blake Nelson    Private Tills
John Savage    McCron, Sgt, Sqd Ldr Rfl
John Travolta    Brig. Gen. Quintard
Arie Verveen    Private 1st Class Dale
Kirk Acevedo    Private Tella
Penny Allen    Witt's Mother
Benjamin Green    Melanesian Villager
Simon Billig    Lieutenant Colonel
Mark Boone Jr.    Private Peale
Norman Patrick Brown    Navajo Soldier
Jarrod Dean    Corporal Thorne
Matt Doran    Private Coombs
Travis Fine    Private Weld
Paul Gleeson    1st Lieutenant Band
David Harrod    Corporal Queen
Don Harvey    Sergeant Becker
Kengo Hasuo    A Japanese Prisoner
Ben Hines    Assistant Pilot
Danny Hoch    Private Carni
Robert Roy Hofmo    Private Sico
Jack Jones    Melanesian Man Walking
Tom Jane    Private Ash
Jimmy Xihite    Melanesian Villager
Polyn Leona    Melanesian Woman with Child
Simon Lyndon    Medic 2
Gordon MacDonald    Private 1st Class Gordon
Kazuky Maehara    Japanese Private 1
Marine Malota    Marina, Little Gir
Michael McGrady    Private Floyd
Ken Mitsuishi    Screaming Japanese Officer
Ryushi Mizukami    Japanese Private 4
Larry Neuhaus    Crewman
Taiju Okayasu    Japanese Private 6
Takamitsu Okubo    Japanese Soldier
Miranda Otto    Marty Bell
Jace Phillips    S-1
Kazuyoshi Sakai    Japanese Prisoner
Masayuki Shida    Screaming Japanese 2
John Dee Smith    Private Train
Stephen Spacek    Corporal Jenks
Nick Stahl    Private 1st Class Bead
Hiroya Sugisaki    Japanese Private 7
Kouji Suzuki    Japanese Private 3
Tomohiro Tanji    Japanese Private 2
Minoru Toyoshima    Japanese Sergeant
Terutake Tsuji    Japanese Private 5
Vincent Wild    Melanesian Guide
Will Wallace    Private Hoke
Joe Watanabe    Screaming Japanese 1
nSimon Westaway    First Scout
Dan Wyllie    Medic 1
Yasuomi Yoshino    Young Japanese

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Terrence Malick
Based on the novel by    James Jones
Producer    Robert Michael Geisler
Producer    John Raberdeau
Producer    Grant Hill
Executive Producer    George Stevens, Jr.
Cinematographer    John Toll
Production Designer    Jack Fisk
Editor    Billy Weber
Editor    Leslie Jones
Editor    Saar Klein
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Associate Producer    Michael Stevens
Associate Producer    Sheila Davis Lawrence
Assistant Director    Kenneth Skip Kosper
Second Unit Director    Gary Capo
Unit Production Manager    Grant Hill
Production Manager    Vicki Poppelwell
Art Director    Ian Gracie
Set Decorator    Richard Hobbs
Set Decorator    Suza Maybury
Costume Designer    Margot Wilson
Costume Supervisor    Kerry Thompson
Sound Editor    Paul Brincat
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Supervising Sound Editor    J. Paul Huntsman
Supervising Sound Editor    Robb Wilson
Sound Effects Editor    Christopher S. Aud
Sound Effects Editor    John V. Jr. Bonds
Sound Effects Editor    Jayme S. Parker
Sound Effects Editor    Andrew M. Sommers
Sound Effects Editor    Mark Mangino
Sound Designer    Claude Letessier
Music Editor    Lee Scott
Music Editor    Adam Smalley
Make-up and Hair Designer    Viv Mepham
Music Supervisor    Rosanna Sun
Casting Director    Dianne Crittenden
Casting Associate    Barbara Collins
Stunt Coordinator    Glenn Boswell
Stunt Coordinator    Roland Raleigh Wilson

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/12/25 30 $223,548   5 $44,710   $369,357 1
1999/01/01 23 $375,636 +68% 7 $53,662   $1,020,438 2
1999/01/08 15 $1,276,384 +240% 61 $20,924   $2,486,047 3
1999/01/15 4 $11,362,226 +790% 1,528 $7,436   $14,435,129 4
1999/01/22 4 $5,794,840 -49% 1,538 $3,768   $22,313,555 5
1999/01/29 7 $3,300,316 -43% 1,657 $1,992   $27,272,459 6
1999/02/05 12 $1,912,400 -42% 1,646 $1,162   $30,426,042 7
1999/02/12 12 $1,866,991 -2% 1,301 $1,435   $33,032,012 8
1999/02/19 17 $932,267 -50% 905 $1,030   $34,370,394 9
1999/02/26 27 $392,982 -58% 436 $901   $35,126,075 10
1999/03/05 33 $226,776 -42% 303 $748   $35,514,198 11
1999/03/12 41 $139,022 -39% 176 $790   $35,753,402 12
1999/03/19 44 $113,284 -19% 129 $878   $35,948,029 13
1999/03/26 49 $65,470 -42% 96 $682   $36,066,881 14
1999/04/02 53 $58,079 -11% 132 $440   $36,160,625 15
1999/04/09 51 $64,274 +11% 139 $462   $36,257,435 16
1999/04/16 59 $31,835 -50% 70 $455   $36,324,201 17
1999/04/23 81 $12,269 -61% 36 $341   $36,356,467 18
1999/04/30 86 $7,689 -37% 27 $285   $36,370,071 19
1999/05/07 81 $11,982 +56% 25 $479   $36,385,763 20

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/01/15 3 $2,723,000   1,528 $1,782   $6,223,000 24
1999/01/16 4 $3,975,000 +46% 1,528 $2,601   $10,198,000 25
1999/01/17 3 $2,640,000 -34% 1,528 $1,728   $12,838,000 26
1999/01/18 4 $1,596,464 -40% 1,528 $1,045   $14,435,129 27
1999/01/19 2 $766,375 -52% 1,528 $502   $15,201,504 28
1999/01/20 2 $664,231 -13% 1,528 $435   $15,865,735 29
1999/01/21 2 $652,980 -2% 1,528 $427   $16,518,715 30
1999/01/22 5 $1,470,000 +125% 1,538 $956   $17,989,000 31
1999/01/23 4 $2,700,000 +84% 1,538 $1,756   $20,689,000 32
1999/01/24 4 $1,621,000 -40% 1,538 $1,054   $22,314,000 33
1999/01/25 3 $424,571 -74% 1,538 $276   $22,738,126 34
1999/01/26 4 $460,987 +9% 1,538 $300   $23,199,113 35
1999/01/27 4 $390,393 -15% 1,538 $254   $23,589,506 36
1999/01/28 5 $382,637 -2% 1,538 $249   $23,972,143 37
1999/01/29 7 $1,010,000 +164% 1,657 $610   $24,982,000 38
1999/01/30 7 $1,750,000 +73% 1,657 $1,056   $26,732,000 39
1999/01/31 8 $527,000 -70% 1,657 $318   $27,272,459 40
1999/02/01 4 $302,319 -43% 1,657 $182   $27,574,778 41
1999/02/02 6 $352,717 +17% 1,657 $213   $27,927,495 42
1999/02/03 6 $298,760 -15% 1,657 $180   $28,226,255 43
1999/02/04 6 $287,387 -4% 1,657 $173   $28,513,642 44
1999/02/07 13 $0   0     $30,426,042 47
1999/02/08 10 $139,378   1,646 $85   $30,565,420 48
1999/02/09 7 $202,458 +45% 1,646 $123   $30,767,878 49
1999/02/10 6 $203,577 +1% 1,646 $124   $30,971,455 50
1999/02/11 7 $193,566 -5% 1,646 $118   $31,165,021 51
1999/02/12 11 $345,000 +78% 1,306 $264   $31,510,000 52
1999/02/13 11 $665,000 +93% 1,306 $509   $32,175,000 53
1999/02/14 11 $540,000 -19% 1,306 $413   $32,715,000 54
1999/02/15 14 $256,850 -52% 1,306 $197   $33,032,012 55
1999/02/16 12 $149,364 -42% 1,306 $114   $33,181,376 56
1999/02/17 13 $126,194 -16% 1,301 $97   $33,307,570 57
1999/02/18 12 $129,757 +3% 1,301 $100   $33,438,127 58
1999/02/19 16 $215,000 +66% 900 $239   $33,653,000 59
1999/02/20 16 $420,000 +95% 900 $467   $34,073,000 60
1999/02/21 17 $266,000 -37% 905 $294   $34,370,394 61
1999/02/22 15 $84,741 -68% 905 $94   $34,455,135 62
1999/02/25 13 $96,708   905 $107   $34,733,093 65
1999/03/02 20 $46,939   436 $108   $35,207,818 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/12/25 27 $498,993   5 $99,799   $644,802 2
1999/01/01 22 $564,861 +13% 7 $80,694   $1,209,663 3
1999/01/08 14 $1,863,240 +230% 61 $30,545   $3,072,903 4
1999/01/15 4 $13,445,812 +622% 1,528 $8,800   $16,518,715 5
1999/01/22 4 $7,453,428 -45% 1,538 $4,846   $23,972,143 6
1999/01/29 7 $4,541,499 -39% 1,657 $2,741   $28,513,642 7
1999/02/05 11 $2,651,379 -42% 1,646 $1,611   $31,165,021 8
1999/02/12 12 $2,273,106 -14% 1,301 $1,747   $33,438,127 9
1999/02/19 17 $1,294,966 -43% 905 $1,431   $34,733,093 10
1999/02/26 28 $554,329 -57% 436 $1,271   $35,287,422 11
1999/03/05 31 $326,958 -41% 303 $1,079   $35,614,380 12
1999/03/12 40 $220,365 -33% 176 $1,252   $35,834,745 13
1999/03/19 43 $166,666 -24% 129 $1,292   $36,001,411 14
1999/03/26 48 $101,135 -39% 96 $1,053   $36,102,546 15
1999/04/02 51 $90,615 -10% 132 $686   $36,193,161 16
1999/04/09 48 $99,205 +9% 139 $714   $36,292,366 17
1999/04/16 57 $51,832 -48% 70 $740   $36,344,198 18
1999/04/23 75 $18,184 -65% 36 $505   $36,362,382 19
1999/04/30 83 $11,399 -37% 27 $422   $36,373,781 20

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/3/2010137,369 7,369$221,009$221,009570

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.


ProductionNext