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A Time to Kill (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $108,766,007Details
International Box Office $43,500,000
Worldwide Box Office $152,266,007
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
67% - Fresh
Audience
86% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 24th, 1996 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: March 26th, 1997 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence and some graphic language
Running Time: 149 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Lions for Lambs
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Keywords: Lawyers, Sex Crimes, African-American, Revenge, Courtroom Drama, Bigotry
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: TTK Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 574 $87,950 Nov 22, 1996 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 465 $166,572 Nov 15, 1996 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 406 $245,983 Nov 8, 1996 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 349 $351,575 Nov 1, 1996 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 297 $508,382 Oct 25, 1996 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 757 $219,403 Oct 18, 1996 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 565 $370,762 Oct 11, 1996 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 390 $705,604 Oct 4, 1996 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 359 $1,144,219 Sep 27, 1996 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 374 $1,601,518 Sep 20, 1996 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 268 $2,838,127 Sep 13, 1996 54
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 515 $101,002,684 Sep 13, 1996 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 260 $3,829,155 Sep 6, 1996 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 128 $7,088,005 Aug 30, 1996 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 336 $6,142,811 Aug 23, 1996 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 398 $8,122,960 Aug 16, 1996 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 487 $10,755,168 Aug 9, 1996 19
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 871 $59,189,197 Aug 9, 1996 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 676 $13,262,934 Aug 2, 1996 12
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 195 $13,262,934 Aug 2, 1996 12
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 292 $14,823,159 Jul 26, 1996 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,183 $14,823,159 Jul 26, 1996 5
Widest Opening Weekend 2,027 2,123 Jul 26, 1996 5

Cast

   Ellen Roark
   Carl Lee Hailey
   Jake Brigance
Kevin Spacey    Rufus Buckley
Brenda Fricker    Ethel Twitty
Oliver Platt    Harry Rex Vonner
Charles S. Dutton    Sheriff Ozzie Walls
Ashley Judd    Carla Brigance
Patrick McGoohan    Judge Omar Noose
Donald Sutherland    Lucien Wilbanks
John Diehl    Tim Nunley
Doug Hutchison    Pete Willard
Nicky Katt    Billy Ray Cobb
Joe Seneca    Reverend Isaiah Street
Chris Cooper    Deputy Looney
Beth Grant    Cora Mae Cobb
Anthony Heald    Dr. Wilbert Rodeheaver
Jonathan Hadary    Norman Reinfield
Byron Jennings    Brent Musgrove
Tonea Stewart    Gwen Hailey
Raeven Larrymore Kelly    Tonya Hailey
Kiefer Sutherland    Freddie Cobb
Darrin Mitchell    Skip Hailey
LaConte McGrew    Slim Hailey
Devin Lloyd    Willie Hailey
Kurtwood Smith    Stump Sisson
Tim Parati    Winston
Mark Whitman Johnson    Deputy Hastings
Thomas Merdis    Reverend Ollie Agee
Alexandra Kyle    Hannah Brigance
Terry Loughlin    Jury Foreman
Andy Stahl    Reluctant Male Juror
Joe Bullen    Joe Frank Perryman
Lorraine Middleton    Blonde Woman Juror
Graham Timbes    Male Juror
Benjamin Mouton    Klan Bomber
Patrick Sutton    Militant Teenager
Greg Lauren    Taylor
Danny Nelson    Bud Twitty
Mike Pniewski    Deputy Tatum
Elizabeth Omilami    Woman Angry at Klan
Lukas Cain    Looney's Son
Stacy Rae Toyon    Looney's Wife
Wayne Dehart    Claude
Helen E. Floyd    Waitress at Claude's
David Brian Williams    Customer at Claudes
Octavia Spencer    Roark's Nurse
Rebecca Koon    Dell
James M. Crumley Jr.    Guardsman Mackenvale
Jim Ritchie    Tom Hardy
Perry Ritchie    Sarah Hardy
Mike McLaren    Administrator at Whitfield
Timothy F. Monich    Reverend Fink
Leonard Thomas    Man in Lumberyard
Brance H. Beamon    Noose's Butler
Mildred J. Gilbreath    Noose's Housekeeper
Will Crapps    Minister
David U. Hodges    Bailiff
Maggie Wade Dixon    T.V. Anchor
Russell Hambline    Old Man Bates
Robert Chapman    Young Fisherman
Robert R. Bell Jr.    Fisherman
Tommy McCullough    Old Fisherman
Ryk St. Vincent    Deputy
Bettina Rose    Buckley's Secretary
Linda Calvin Johnson    Sugar
Terrance Freeman    Court Deputy
Alice Julius-Scott    NAACP Woman
William Truly Jr.    NAACP Men
Walter L. Hutchins    NAACP Man
Jerry Hunt    Electrical Company Worker
Howard Ballou    Reporter #1 w/Hastings
Todd Demers    Reporter #1 w/Jake
Stephanie Strickland    Reporter with Buckley
Sherri Hilton    Reporter #2 with Jake
Kim Hendrix    Reporter with Buckley
Rob Jay    Reporter with Buckley
Steve Coulter    Klansman
Jackie Stewart    Fire Chief
Rosebud Dixon-Green    Woman at Rally
Robert Zajonc   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Akiva Goldsman
Story Creator    John Grisham
Producer    Arnon Milchan
Producer    Michael Nathanson
Producer    Hunt Lowry
Producer    John Grisham
Production Designer    Larry Fulton
Editor    William Steinkamp
Composer    Elliot Goldenthal
Director of Photography    Peter Menzies Jr.
Associate Producer    William M. Elvin
Unit Production Manager    Bill Johnson
Art Director    Richard Toyon
Set Decorator    Dorree Cooper
Visual Effects Supervisor    Andrew Adamson
Special Effects Coordinator    Steve Galich
Costume Designer    Ingrid Ferrin
Costume Supervisor    Pam Wise
Additional Editor    Michael T. Wilson
Sound Mixer    Petur Hliddal
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Smith
Re-recording Mixer    Adam Jenkins
Supervising Sound Editor    John Leveque
Sound Effects Editor    Donald L. Warner, Jr.
Sound Effects Editor    Steve Mann
Sound Effects Editor    Bernard Weiser
Sound Effects Editor    Joseph DiVitale
Sound Effects Editor    Gordon Ecker
Sound Designer    Roland Thai
Dialogue Editor    Kimberly Lowe-Voigt
Dialogue Editor    Bob Bradshaw
Dialogue Editor    David Kern
Dialogue Editor    Gordon Davidson
Dialogue Editor    Bruce Stambler
Music Editor    Michael Connell
Make up    Ben Nye Jr.
Make up    Marietta Carter-Narcisse
Hairstylist    Janine Rath
Casting Director    Mali Finn
Stunt Coordinator    Mickey Gilbert

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. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/07/26 1 $14,823,159   2,123 $6,982   $19,628,271 5
1996/08/02 1 $13,262,934 -11% 2,253 $5,887   $41,499,943 12
1996/08/09 2 $10,755,168 -19% 2,313 $4,650   $59,189,197 19
1996/08/16 3 $8,122,960 -24% 2,313 $3,512   $72,596,677 26
1996/08/23 4 $6,142,811 -24% 2,182 $2,815   $82,436,202 33
1996/08/30 4 $7,088,005 +15% 2,132 $3,325   $91,956,706 40
1996/09/06 4 $3,829,155 -46% 2,056 $1,862   $96,972,897 47
1996/09/13 7 $2,838,127 -26% 1,836 $1,546   $101,002,684 54
1996/09/20 8 $1,601,518 -44% 1,449 $1,105   $103,308,837 61
1996/09/27 11 $1,144,219 -29% 1,281 $893   $104,836,096 68
1996/10/04 14 $705,604 -38% 880 $802   $105,858,983 75
1996/10/11 21 $370,762 -47% 528 $702   $106,450,723 82
1996/10/18 23 $219,403 -41% 378 $580   $106,733,448 89
1996/10/25 18 $508,382 +132% 952 $534   $107,320,978 96
1996/11/01 23 $351,575 -31% 802 $438   $21,528,076 103
1996/11/08 24 $245,983 -30% 399 $616   $108,284,771 110
1996/11/15 28 $166,572 -32% 271 $615   $108,553,578 117
1996/11/22 37 $87,950 -47% 173 $508   $108,706,165 124

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/07/26 2 $23,431,897   2,123 $11,037   $28,237,009 9
1996/08/02 1 $20,197,020 -14% 2,253 $8,965   $48,434,029 16
1996/08/09 2 $16,039,688 -21% 2,313 $6,935   $64,473,717 23
1996/08/16 3 $11,819,674 -26% 2,313 $5,110   $76,293,391 30
1996/08/23 4 $8,575,310 -27% 2,182 $3,930   $84,868,701 37
1996/08/30 4 $8,275,041 -4% 2,132 $3,881   $93,143,742 44
1996/09/06 3 $5,020,815 -39% 2,056 $2,442   $98,164,557 51
1996/09/13 7 $3,542,762 -29% 1,836 $1,930   $101,707,319 58
1996/09/20 10 $1,984,558 -44% 1,449 $1,370   $103,691,877 65
1996/09/27 10 $1,461,502 -26% 1,281 $1,141   $105,153,379 72
1996/10/04 15 $926,582 -37% 880 $1,053   $106,079,961 79
1996/10/11 22 $434,084 -53% 528 $822   $106,514,045 86
1996/10/18 23 $298,551 -31% 378 $790   $106,812,596 93
1996/11/01 1 $86,862,287   802 $108,307   $108,038,788 107
1996/11/08 24 $348,218 -100% 399 $873   $108,387,006 114
1996/11/15 26 $231,209 -34% 271 $853   $108,618,215 121