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Movie Comparison: Arrival (2016) vs. Contact (1997)

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Domestic Release Date Nov 11, 2016Jul 11, 1997
Production Budget $47,000,000$90,000,000
Opening Weekend Theaters 2,3171,923
Maximum Theaters 3,1152,314
Theatrical Engagements 20,11819,014
Domestic Opening Weekend $24,074,047$20,584,908
Domestic Box Office $100,546,139$100,920,329
Inflation Adjusted
Domestic Box Office
International Box Office $102,632,733$64,979,671
Worldwide Box Office $203,178,872$165,900,000

Note: A theatrical engagement is defined as the movie playing in a single theater for one week. So, for example, a film that plays in 3,000 theaters in its first week and 2,000 theaters in its second week will have had 5,000 theatrical engagements.