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The Usual Suspects (1995)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $23,341,568Details
International Box Office $11,107,788
Worldwide Box Office $34,449,356
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
88% - Certified Fresh
Audience
96% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 16th, 1995 (Limited) by Gramercy
Video Release: June 24th, 1997 by Polygram USA Video, released as Usual Suspects, The
MPAA Rating: R for violence and a substantial amount of strong language
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Keywords: Surprise Twist, Film Noir, Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Heist, Secret Identity, Organized Crime
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Germany,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 153 $50,590 Feb 16, 1996 187
Biggest 27th Weekend Limited Release 40 $50,590 Feb 16, 1996 187
Theater Average 27th Weekend Limited Release 72 $1,632 Feb 16, 1996 187
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 336 $57,389 Jan 12, 1996 152
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 77 $57,389 Jan 12, 1996 152
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 281 $956 Jan 12, 1996 152
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 432 $50,013 Jan 5, 1996 145
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 108 $50,013 Jan 5, 1996 145
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 365 $834 Jan 5, 1996 145
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 530 $47,253 Dec 29, 1995 138
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 134 $47,253 Dec 29, 1995 138
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 332 $984 Dec 29, 1995 138
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 736 $33,224 Dec 22, 1995 131
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 189 $33,224 Dec 22, 1995 131
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 607 $639 Dec 22, 1995 131
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 679 $63,668 Dec 15, 1995 124
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 151 $63,668 Dec 15, 1995 124
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 674 $670 Dec 15, 1995 124
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 760 $77,353 Dec 8, 1995 117
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 163 $77,353 Dec 8, 1995 117
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 530 $921 Dec 8, 1995 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 817 $95,502 Dec 1, 1995 110
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 156 $95,502 Dec 1, 1995 110
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 766 $770 Dec 1, 1995 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 862 $122,792 Nov 24, 1995 103
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 157 $122,792 Nov 24, 1995 103
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 312 $1,462 Nov 24, 1995 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 925 $135,952 Nov 17, 1995 96
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 170 $135,952 Nov 17, 1995 96
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 528 $1,203 Nov 17, 1995 96
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 716 $237,695 Nov 10, 1995 89
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 131 $237,695 Nov 10, 1995 89
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 339 $1,606 Nov 10, 1995 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 803 $252,711 Nov 3, 1995 82
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 144 $252,711 Nov 3, 1995 82
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 429 $1,541 Nov 3, 1995 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,020 $239,213 Oct 27, 1995 75
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 180 $239,213 Oct 27, 1995 75
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 543 $1,495 Oct 27, 1995 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 868 $389,137 Oct 20, 1995 68
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 145 $389,137 Oct 20, 1995 68
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 567 $1,575 Oct 20, 1995 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 784 $663,958 Oct 13, 1995 61
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 113 $663,958 Oct 13, 1995 61
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 571 $1,738 Oct 13, 1995 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 862 $944,077 Oct 6, 1995 54
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 102 $944,077 Oct 6, 1995 54
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 818 $1,592 Oct 6, 1995 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 853 $1,508,426 Sep 29, 1995 47
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 75 $1,508,426 Sep 29, 1995 47
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 814 $1,878 Sep 29, 1995 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,036 $1,973,072 Sep 22, 1995 40
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 66 $1,973,072 Sep 22, 1995 40
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 733 $2,252 Sep 22, 1995 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,041 $3,017,130 Sep 15, 1995 33
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 45 $3,017,130 Sep 15, 1995 33
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 475 $3,452 Sep 15, 1995 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,046 $2,161,617 Sep 8, 1995 26
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 87 $2,161,617 Sep 8, 1995 26
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 522 $4,181 Sep 8, 1995 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,931 $3,727,472 Sep 1, 1995 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 26 $3,727,472 Sep 1, 1995 19
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 321 $7,367 Sep 1, 1995 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,593 $548,046 Aug 25, 1995 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 400 $548,046 Aug 25, 1995 12
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 294 $12,745 Aug 25, 1995 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 4,794 $645,363 Aug 18, 1995 5
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 395 $645,363 Aug 18, 1995 5
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 712 $15,366 Aug 18, 1995 5
Theater Average Limited Release 1,031 $15,366 Aug 18, 1995 5
Top 1995 Theater Average Limited Release 28 $15,366 Aug 18, 1995 5
Never Wide Domestic 65 $23,341,568 Aug 16, 1995 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,706 $23,341,568 Aug 16, 1995 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 123 834 Aug 16, 1995 0

Cast

Kevin Spacey    Verbal
Pete Postlethwaite    Kobayashi
Chazz Palminteri    Dave Kujan
Gabriel Byrne    Dean Keaton
Stephen Baldwin    Spencer McManus
Benicio del Toro    Fred Fenster
Dan Hedaya    Jeff Rabin
Kevin Pollak    Todd Hockney
Giancarlo Esposito    Jack Baer, FBI

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    John Ottman

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1995/08/18 18 $645,363   42 $15,366   $730,215 5
1995/08/25 24 $548,046 -15% 43 $12,745   $1,664,815 12
1995/09/01 8 $3,727,472 +580% 506 $7,367   $5,701,133 19
1995/09/08 10 $2,161,617 -42% 517 $4,181   $8,616,049 26
1995/09/15 5 $3,017,130 +40% 874 $3,452   $12,423,864 33
1995/09/22 7 $1,973,072 -35% 876 $2,252   $15,420,196 40
1995/09/29 10 $1,508,426 -24% 803 $1,878   $17,626,795 47
1995/10/06 13 $944,077 -37% 593 $1,592   $19,161,982 54
1995/10/13 17 $663,958 -30% 382 $1,738   $2,022,112 61
1995/10/20 22 $389,137 -41% 247 $1,575   $20,868,504 68
1995/10/27 29 $239,213 -39% 160 $1,495   $21,257,124 75
1995/11/03 29 $252,711 +6% 164 $1,541   $21,615,502 82
1995/11/10 27 $237,695 -6% 148 $1,606   $21,959,722 89
1995/11/17 30 $135,952 -43% 113 $1,203   $22,187,819 96
1995/11/24 29 $122,792 -10% 84 $1,462   $22,378,928 103
1995/12/01 32 $95,502 -22% 124 $770   $22,509,359 110
1995/12/08 31 $77,353 -19% 84 $921   $22,627,479 117
1995/12/15 33 $63,668 -18% 95 $670   $22,726,391 124
1995/12/22 44 $33,224 -48% 52 $639   $22,808,968 131
1995/12/29 53 $47,253 +42% 48 $984   $22,890,494 138
1996/01/05 44 $50,013 +6% 60 $834   $22,957,313 145
1996/01/12 53 $57,389 +15% 60 $956   $23,037,727 152
1996/02/16 60 $50,590   31 $1,632   $23,272,306 187

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1995/08/18 18 $1,031,917   42 $24,569   $1,116,769 9
1995/08/25 24 $856,892 -17% 43 $19,928   $1,973,661 16
1995/09/01 7 $4,480,771 +423% 506 $8,855   $6,454,432 23
1995/09/08 9 $2,952,302 -34% 517 $5,710   $9,406,734 30
1995/09/15 5 $4,040,390 +37% 874 $4,623   $13,447,124 37
1995/09/22 7 $2,671,245 -34% 876 $3,049   $16,118,369 44
1995/09/29 9 $2,099,536 -21% 803 $2,615   $18,217,905 51
1995/10/13 1 $19,121,213   382 $50,056   $20,479,367 65
1995/10/20 20 $538,544 -97% 247 $2,180   $21,017,911 72
1995/10/27 26 $344,880 -36% 160 $2,156   $21,362,791 79
1995/11/03 25 $359,236 +4% 164 $2,190   $21,722,027 86
1995/11/10 23 $329,840 -8% 148 $2,229   $22,051,867 93
1995/11/17 31 $204,269 -38% 113 $1,808   $22,256,136 100
1995/11/24 29 $157,721 -23% 84 $1,878   $22,413,857 107
1995/12/01 28 $136,269 -14% 124 $1,099   $22,550,126 114
1995/12/08 31 $112,597 -17% 84 $1,340   $22,662,723 121
1995/12/15 28 $113,021 n/c 95 $1,190   $22,775,744 128
1995/12/22 42 $67,497 -40% 52 $1,298   $22,843,241 135
1995/12/29 49 $64,059 -5% 48 $1,335   $22,907,300 142
1996/01/05 44 $73,038 +14% 60 $1,217   $22,980,338 149