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The War of the Roses (1989)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $83,699,711Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 8th, 1989 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: September 18th, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Non-Chronological, Lawyers, Directing Yourself, Empty Nest, Revenge
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 333 $310,940 Mar 23, 1990 108
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 248 $942,372 Feb 23, 1990 80
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 229 $1,732,715 Feb 9, 1990 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 192 $2,600,487 Feb 2, 1990 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 216 $3,234,491 Jan 26, 1990 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 217 $4,235,026 Jan 19, 1990 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 206 $5,693,242 Jan 12, 1990 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 263 $7,006,812 Jan 5, 1990 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,143 $52,923,028 Jan 5, 1990 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 234 $10,490,781 Dec 29, 1989 24
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 334 $10,490,781 Dec 29, 1989 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,287 $5,518,959 Dec 22, 1989 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,627 $6,975,488 Dec 15, 1989 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,881 $9,688,794 Dec 8, 1989 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,294 1,259 Dec 8, 1989 3

Cast

   Oliver Rose
   Barbara Rose
Danny De Vito    Gavin D'Amato
Sean Astin    Josh at 17
Heather Fairfield    Carolyn at 17
Peter Donat    Larrabee
Dan Castellaneta    Man in chair

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    David Newman

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 16th, 2012

October 16th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is coming out, which made more than $200 million domestically and should sell quite well on the home market. On the other hand, the second biggest first run release is That's My Boy, which failed to make an impact at the box office. There is also a flood of weaker releases, secondary Blu-ray releases, and Christmas releases, much of which I would consider filler. The signal to noise ratio is a little off. As for the best releases of the week, there are some great TV on DVD releases like Mad Men: Season Five and Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2. There are also some limited releases, like Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray Combo Pack and even some Direct-to-DVD releases, like Excision on Blu-ray. All of these were contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Mad Men: Season Five for Pick of the week, while Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2 earned Puck of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Filmmakers Signature Series

October 10th, 2012

A few weeks ago, there a number of films were released on Blu-ray as part of the Filmmakers Signature Series, including Hoffa on Blu-ray. I received The French Connection, Wall Street, and The War of the Roses, the first of which I previously reviewed. Are any of the three worth picking up? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 18th, 2012

September 18th, 2012

It's quite a busy week on the home market front, but most of the new releases are TV on DVD. This includes Modern Family: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. The best limited release of the week is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD or Blu-ray, while the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Box Set is also a contender for Pick of the Week. However, in the end I went with The Cabin in the Woods Blu-ray, which is practically the only first-run release of the week. More...

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
1989/12/08 1 $9,688,794   1,259 $7,696   $9,688,794 3
1989/12/15 2 $6,975,488 -28% 1,395 $5,000   $19,183,952 10
1989/12/22 3 $5,518,959 -21% 1,455 $3,793   $27,464,450 17
1989/12/29 1 $10,490,781 +90% 1,526 $6,875   $43,322,832 24
1990/01/05 2 $7,006,812 -33% 1,525 $4,595   $52,923,028 31
1990/01/12 2 $5,693,242 -19% 1,559 $3,652   $60,458,722 38
1990/01/19 3 $4,235,026 -26% 1,532 $2,764   $66,528,739 45
1990/01/26 4 $3,234,491 -24% 1,523 $2,124   $70,885,170 52
1990/02/02 7 $2,600,487 -20% 1,432 $1,816   $74,486,348 59
1990/02/09 8 $1,732,715 -33% 1,054 $1,644   $76,921,484 66
1990/02/23 12 $942,372   779 $1,210   $80,022,312 80
1990/03/23 26 $310,940   384 $810   $83,216,475 108

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/12/08 1 $12,208,464   1,259 $9,697   $12,208,464 7
1989/12/15 2 $9,737,027 -20% 1,395 $6,980   $21,945,491 14
1989/12/22 3 $10,886,560 +12% 1,455 $7,482   $32,832,051 21
1989/12/29 1 $13,084,165 +20% 1,526 $8,574   $45,916,216 28
1990/01/05 2 $8,849,264 -32% 1,525 $5,803   $54,765,480 35
1990/01/12 2 $7,528,233 -15% 1,559 $4,829   $62,293,713 42
1990/01/19 4 $5,356,966 -29% 1,532 $3,497   $67,650,679 49
1990/01/26 5 $4,235,182 -21% 1,523 $2,781   $71,885,861 56
1990/02/02 6 $3,302,908 -22% 1,432 $2,307   $75,188,769 63