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Time Bandits (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,400,000Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
77% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 6th, 1981 (Wide) by Avco Embassy
Video Release: December 9th, 2014 by Criterion
Comparisons: vs. The Princess Bride
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Keywords: Time Travel
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 436 $627,136 Jan 15, 1982 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 354 $1,164,201 Jan 8, 1982 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 227 $2,383,593 Jan 1, 1982 59
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,400 $2,155,000 Dec 4, 1981 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 901 $5,000,000 Nov 27, 1981 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,930 $3,700,000 Nov 20, 1981 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,989 $5,500,000 Nov 13, 1981 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,481 $6,507,356 Nov 6, 1981 3

Cast

Sean Connery    King Agamemnon
Kenny Baker    Fidgit
John Cleese    Robin Hood
Ian Holm    Napoleon
David Warner    Evil Genius
Katherine Helmond    Mrs. Ogre
Michael Palin    Vincent
Shelley Duvall    Pansy
Ralph Richardson    Supreme Being
Peter Vaughan    Winston the Ogre
Jim Broadbent    Compere
Frances de la Tour    Salvation Army Major
Warwick Davis    Extra

Production and Technical Credits

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/11/06 1 $6,507,356   821 $7,926   $6,507,356 3
1981/11/13 1 $5,500,000 -15% 832 $6,611   $12,939,284 10
1981/11/20 1 $3,700,000 -33% 981 $3,772   $16,800,000 17
1981/11/27 1 $5,000,000 +35% 1,046 $4,780   $23,464,578 24
1981/12/04 3 $2,155,000 -57% 1,000 $2,155   $25,750,000 31
1982/01/01 10 $2,383,593   890 $2,678   $33,596,404 59
1982/01/08 11 $1,164,201 -51% 696 $1,673   $35,018,619 66
1982/01/15 11 $627,136 -46% 640 $980   $37,400,000 73

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/11/06 1 $7,439,284   821 $9,061   $7,439,284 7
1981/11/13 1 $5,660,716 -24% 832 $6,804   $13,100,000 14
1981/11/20 1 $5,364,578 -5% 981 $5,468   $18,464,578 21
1981/11/27 1 $5,130,422 -4% 1,046 $4,905   $23,595,000 28
1982/01/01 12 $2,641,607   890 $2,968   $33,854,418 63
1982/01/08 11 $1,474,307 -44% 696 $2,118   $10,770,530 70