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WarGames (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $74,433,837Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 981 $74,433,837
All Time Worldwide Box Office 1,809 $74,433,837
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 249 $74,433,837
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 559 $74,433,837

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 3rd, 1983 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: April 29th, 1998 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: R
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Keywords: Video Game, Artificial Intelligence
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 208 $132,898 Oct 28, 1983 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 140 $299,906 Oct 21, 1983 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 155 $343,792 Oct 14, 1983 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 110 $600,555 Oct 7, 1983 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 122 $673,089 Sep 30, 1983 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 141 $710,786 Sep 23, 1983 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 146 $822,012 Sep 16, 1983 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 146 $964,876 Sep 9, 1983 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 86 $1,754,088 Sep 2, 1983 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 157 $1,256,949 Aug 26, 1983 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 166 $1,400,815 Aug 19, 1983 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 161 $1,753,897 Aug 12, 1983 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 221 $1,797,728 Aug 5, 1983 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 272 $2,097,748 Jul 29, 1983 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 262 $2,880,014 Jul 22, 1983 52
Fastest to $50m 1,337 $51,474,449 Jul 22, 1983 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 388 $3,105,303 Jul 15, 1983 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 560 $3,329,329 Jul 8, 1983 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 573 $4,733,597 Jul 1, 1983 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,161 $4,140,385 Jun 24, 1983 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,356 $5,355,801 Jun 17, 1983 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 2,252 $4,824,970 Jun 10, 1983 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,573 $6,227,804 Jun 3, 1983 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 278 $74,433,837 Jun 3, 1983 0

Cast

Matthew Broderick    David Lightman
   Jennifer Mack
Michael Madsen    Steve, airman in missile silo
Dabney Coleman    Dr. John McKittrick
Art LaFleur    Guard
Maury Chaykin    Jim Sting, computer nerd
John Spencer    Jerry Lawson, airman in missile silo
James Tolkan    FBI Agent Nigan
John Wood    Dr. Stephen Falken
Barry Corbin    General Jack Beringer

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/06/03 3 $6,227,804   843 $7,388   $6,227,804 3
1983/06/10 5 $4,824,970 -23% 843 $5,724   $14,163,549 10
1983/06/17 5 $5,355,801 +11% 843 $6,353   $22,260,427 17
1983/06/24 7 $4,140,385 -23% 973 $4,255   $29,498,901 24
1983/07/01 7 $4,733,597 +14% 974 $4,860   $36,820,844 31
1983/07/08 6 $3,329,329 -30% 977 $3,408   $41,712,327 38
1983/07/15 5 $3,105,303 -7% 977 $3,178   $46,755,824 45
1983/07/22 7 $2,880,014 -7% 948 $3,038   $51,474,449 52
1983/07/29 10 $2,097,748 -27% 843 $2,488   $55,092,916 59
1983/08/05 11 $1,797,728 -14% 862 $2,086   $58,245,219 66
1983/08/12 8 $1,753,897 -2% 862 $2,035   $61,168,601 73
1983/08/19 12 $1,400,815 -20% 842 $1,664   $63,702,257 80
1983/08/26 13 $1,256,949 -10% 816 $1,540   $65,833,815 87
1983/09/02 10 $1,754,088 +40% 821 $2,137   $68,221,054 94
1983/09/09 10 $964,876 -45% 849 $1,136   $69,524,010 101
1983/09/16 11 $822,012 -15% 800 $1,028   $70,675,750 108
1983/09/23 13 $710,786 -14% 745 $954   $71,654,691 115
1983/09/30 15 $673,089 -5% 681 $988   $72,543,805 122
1983/10/07 14 $600,555 -11% 571 $1,052   $73,326,418 129
1983/10/14 16 $343,792 -43% 443 $776   $73,780,224 136
1983/10/21 18 $299,906 -13% 385 $779   $74,205,090 143
1983/10/28 21 $132,898 -56% 255 $521   $74,433,837 150

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/06/03 3 $9,338,579   843 $11,078   $9,338,579 7
1983/06/10 4 $7,566,047 -19% 843 $8,975   $16,904,626 14
1983/06/17 5 $8,453,890 +12% 843 $10,028   $25,358,516 21
1983/06/24 7 $6,728,731 -20% 973 $6,915   $32,087,247 28
1983/07/01 7 $6,295,751 -6% 974 $6,464   $38,382,998 35
1983/07/08 4 $5,267,523 -16% 977 $5,392   $43,650,521 42
1983/07/15 5 $4,943,914 -6% 977 $5,060   $48,594,435 49
1983/07/22 7 $4,400,733 -11% 948 $4,642   $52,995,168 56
1983/07/29 10 $3,452,323 -22% 843 $4,095   $56,447,491 63
1983/08/05 11 $2,967,213 -14% 862 $3,442   $59,414,704 70
1983/08/12 8 $2,886,738 -3% 862 $3,349   $62,301,442 77
1983/08/19 11 $2,275,424 -21% 842 $2,702   $64,576,866 84
1983/08/26 12 $1,890,100 -17% 816 $2,316   $66,466,966 91
1983/09/02 11 $2,092,168 +11% 821 $2,548   $68,559,134 98
1983/09/09 10 $1,294,604 -38% 849 $1,525   $69,853,738 105
1983/09/16 11 $1,090,167 -16% 800 $1,363   $70,943,905 112
1983/09/23 12 $926,811 -15% 745 $1,244   $71,870,716 119
1983/09/30 14 $855,147 -8% 681 $1,256   $72,725,863 126
1983/10/07 14 $710,569 -17% 571 $1,244   $73,436,432 133
1983/10/14 13 $468,752 -34% 443 $1,058   $73,905,184 140
1983/10/21 14 $395,755 -16% 385 $1,028   $74,300,939 147