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Twister (1996)

Twister poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $241,688,385Details
International Box Office $254,011,615
Worldwide Box Office $495,700,000
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
57% - Rotten
Audience
58% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$88,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 10th, 1996 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: March 26th, 1997 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense depiction of very bad weather
Running Time: 114 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Point Break
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Keywords: Visual Effects, Disaster, Extreme Weather, Academics
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 181 $82,027 Oct 18, 1996 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 170 $129,123 Oct 11, 1996 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 159 $201,769 Oct 4, 1996 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 134 $306,410 Sep 27, 1996 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 158 $339,410 Sep 20, 1996 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 142 $469,689 Sep 13, 1996 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 146 $555,808 Sep 6, 1996 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 107 $925,893 Aug 30, 1996 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 124 $1,023,005 Aug 23, 1996 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 110 $1,230,016 Aug 16, 1996 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 96 $1,573,565 Aug 9, 1996 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 525 $339,472 Aug 2, 1996 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 425 $481,894 Jul 26, 1996 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 319 $954,647 Jul 19, 1996 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 211 $1,848,700 Jul 12, 1996 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 80 $4,227,154 Jul 5, 1996 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 90 $4,787,383 Jun 28, 1996 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 86 $6,573,065 Jun 21, 1996 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 101 $7,713,048 Jun 14, 1996 38
Fastest to $200m 129 $200,018,830 Jun 14, 1996 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 53 $11,917,390 Jun 7, 1996 31
Biggest Domestic June Weekend 387 $11,917,390 Jun 7, 1996 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 62 $17,112,505 May 31, 1996 24
Fastest to $150m 152 $151,760,937 May 24, 1996 21
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 12 $37,966,706 May 24, 1996 17
Fastest to $100m 227 $107,002,452 May 17, 1996 14
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 88 $37,093,440 May 17, 1996 10
Fastest to $50m 316 $57,982,084 May 10, 1996 7
Biggest Domestic May Weekend 83 $41,059,405 May 10, 1996 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 275 $41,059,405 May 10, 1996 3
Biggest Domestic Weekend 365 $41,059,405 May 10, 1996 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,722 2,414 May 10, 1996 3

Cast

Helen Hunt    Jo Harding
Bill Paxton    Bill Harding
Cary Elwes    Dr. Jonas Miller
Jami Gertz    Dr. Melissa Reeves
Lois Smith    Meg Greene
Alan Ruck    Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick
Philip Seymour Hoffman    Dusty
Jeremy Davies    Laurence
Todd Field    Beltzer
Zach Grenier    Eddie
Nicholas Sadler    Kubrick
Abraham Benrubi    Bubba
Jake Busey    Mobil Lab Technician
Scott Thomson    Preacher
Joey Slotnick    Joey
Sean Whalen    Allan Sanders
Alexa Vega    Jo Harding age 6

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Producer    Ian Bryce
Producer    Michael Crichton
Executive Producer    Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer    Walter F. Parkes
Executive Producer    Laurie MacDonald
Executive Producer    Gerald R. Molen
Director   
Screenwriter    Michael Crichton
Screenwriter    Anne-Marie Martin
Cinematographer    Jack N. Green
Editor    Michael Kahn
Composer    Mark Mancina
Production Designer    Joseph Nemec III
Supervising Art Director    Dan Olexiewicz
Set Designer    Patrick Sullivan
Costume Designer    Ellen Mirojnick
Sound Mixer    Geoffrey Patterson
Visual Effects Supervisor    Stefen Fangmeier
Stunt Coordinator    Mike Runyard
Assistant Director    Matthew Carlisle
Second Unit Director    Alexander Witt
Cinematographer    Alexander Witt
Casting Director    Risa Bramon Garcia
Computer Graphics Supervisor    Roger Guyett

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/05/10 1 $41,059,405   2,414 $17,009   $41,059,405 3
1996/05/17 1 $37,093,440 -10% 2,785 $13,319   $95,075,524 10
1996/05/24 2 $37,966,706 +2% 2,808 $13,521   $144,969,158 17
1996/05/31 2 $17,112,505 -55% 2,808 $6,094   $168,873,442 24
1996/06/07 3 $11,917,390 -30% 2,808 $4,244   $187,288,498 31
1996/06/14 4 $7,713,048 -35% 2,808 $2,747   $200,018,830 38
1996/06/21 5 $6,573,065 -15% 2,532 $2,596   $211,440,689 45
1996/06/28 8 $4,787,383 -27% 2,318 $2,065   $219,558,165 52
1996/07/05 8 $4,227,154 -12% 1,877 $2,252   $225,138,509 59
1996/07/12 10 $1,848,700 -56% 1,292 $1,431   $228,398,408 66
1996/07/19 14 $954,647 -48% 804 $1,187   $230,355,873 73
1996/07/26 21 $481,894 -50% 484 $996   $231,326,022 80
1996/08/02 26 $339,472 -30% 385 $882   $231,919,485 87
1996/08/09 11 $1,573,565 +364% 949 $1,658   $233,667,074 94
1996/08/16 16 $1,230,016 -22% 949 $1,296   $235,870,450 101
1996/08/23 17 $1,023,005 -17% 844 $1,212   $237,477,230 108
1996/08/30 24 $925,893 -9% 745 $1,243   $238,806,549 115
1996/09/06 21 $555,808 -40% 650 $855   $239,542,143 122
1996/09/13 23 $469,689 -15% 563 $834   $240,223,971 129
1996/09/20 23 $339,410 -28% 480 $707   $240,693,051 136
1996/09/27 24 $306,410 -10% 424 $723   $241,101,017 143
1996/10/04 30 $201,769 -34% 312 $647   $241,391,507 150
1996/10/11 38 $129,123 -36% 203 $636   $241,579,392 157
1996/10/18 41 $82,027 -36% 155 $529   $241,688,385 164

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/05/10 1 $57,982,084   2,414 $24,019   $57,982,084 7
1996/05/17 1 $49,020,368 -15% 2,785 $17,602   $107,002,452 14
1996/05/24 2 $44,758,485 -9% 2,808 $15,940   $151,760,937 21
1996/05/31 3 $23,610,171 -47% 2,808 $8,408   $175,371,108 28
1996/06/07 3 $16,934,674 -28% 2,808 $6,031   $192,305,782 35
1996/06/14 4 $12,561,842 -26% 2,808 $4,474   $204,867,624 42
1996/06/21 5 $9,903,158 -21% 2,532 $3,911   $214,770,782 49
1996/06/28 6 $6,140,573 -38% 2,318 $2,649   $220,911,355 56
1996/07/05 8 $5,638,353 -8% 1,877 $3,004   $226,549,708 63
1996/07/12 10 $2,851,518 -49% 1,292 $2,207   $229,401,226 70
1996/07/19 15 $1,442,902 -49% 804 $1,795   $230,844,128 77
1996/07/26 21 $735,885 -49% 484 $1,520   $231,580,013 84
1996/08/02 27 $513,496 -30% 385 $1,334   $232,093,509 91
1996/08/09 11 $2,546,925 +396% 949 $2,684   $234,640,434 98
1996/08/16 17 $1,813,791 -29% 949 $1,911   $236,454,225 105
1996/08/23 18 $1,426,431 -21% 844 $1,690   $237,880,656 112
1996/08/30 23 $1,105,679 -22% 745 $1,484   $238,986,335 119
1996/09/06 20 $767,947 -31% 650 $1,181   $239,754,282 126
1996/09/13 23 $599,359 -22% 563 $1,065   $240,353,641 133
1996/09/20 23 $440,966 -26% 480 $919   $240,794,607 140
1996/09/27 21 $395,131 -10% 424 $932   $241,189,738 147
1996/10/04 30 $260,531 -34% 312 $835   $241,450,269 154
1996/10/11 36 $156,089 -40% 203 $769   $241,606,358 161

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/17/20091861,928 97,424$733,847$1,232,110634
5/24/20091968,794+11% 166,218$755,303$1,987,413635
5/31/20092450,746-26% 216,964$648,534$2,635,947636
6/7/20091948,138-5% 265,102$525,239$3,161,186637
6/14/20093036,223-25% 301,325$405,698$3,566,883638
6/28/20092538,904 379,066$330,295$4,237,934640
7/5/20091657,625+48% 436,691$430,637$4,668,571641
7/12/20092440,509-30% 477,200$316,493$4,985,064642