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Absolute Power (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $50,068,310Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,634 $50,068,310
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,531 $50,068,310
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 485 $50,068,310
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 701-800) 792 $50,068,310

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 14th, 1997 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: February 3rd, 1998 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexuality and language
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Castle Rock Entertainment, Malpaso Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,499 $50,007,168 Jun 13, 1997 122
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day) 54 $16,770,220 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 23 $32,773,175 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 57 $18,862,424 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 23 $36,861,861 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 3-Day) 33 $16,770,220 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 16 $32,773,175 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 34 $18,862,424 Feb 14, 1997 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 17 $36,861,861 Feb 14, 1997 3

Leading Cast

   Luther Whitney

Supporting Cast

Gene Hackman    President Alan Richmond
Ed Harris    Seth Frank
Laura Linney    Kate Whitney
Scott Glenn    Bill Burton
Dennis Haysbert    Tim Collin, Secret Service
Judy Davis    Gloria Russell
E.G. Marshall    Walter Sullivan
Melora Hardin    Christy Sullivan
Ken Welsh    Sandy Lord
Penny Johnson    Laura Simon
Richard Jenkins    Michael McCarty
Mark Margolis    Red
Elaine Kagan    Valerie
Alison Eastwood    Art Student
Yau-Gene Chan    Waiter
George Orrison    Airport Bartender
Charles McDaniel    Medical Examiner
John Lyle Campbell    Repairman
Kimber Eastwood    White House Tour Guide
Eric Dahlquist, Jr.    Oval Office Agent
Jack Stewart Taylor    Watergate doorman
Joy Ehrlich    Reporter
Robert Harvey    Cop

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Clint Eastwood    Producer
William Goldman    Screenwriter
Clint Eastwood    Composer
David Baldacci    Story Creator
Karen Spiegel    Producer
Tom Rooker    Executive Producer
Jack N. Green    Director of Photography
Henry Bumstead    Production Designer
Joel Cox    Editor
Lennie Niehaus    Composer
Michael Maurer    Associate Producer
Robert Lorenz    Assistant Director
Bill Bannerman    Assistant Director
Michael Maurer    Production Manager
Jack Taylor    Art Director
Dick Goddard    Set Decorator
Anne D. McCulley    Set Decorator
Deborah Hopper    Costume Supervisor
Darin Knight    Sound Mixer
John Reitz    Re-recording Mixer
Gregg Rudloff    Re-recording Mixer
Dave Campbell    Re-recording Mixer
Alan Robert Murray    Supervising Sound Editor
Bub Asman    Supervising Sound Editor
F.X. Perez    Make up
Tania McComas    Make up
Carol O'Connell    Hairstylist
Phyllis Huffman    Casting Director
Buddy Van Horn    Stunt Coordinator

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1997/02/14 2 $16,770,220   2,568 $6,530   $16,770,220 1
1997/02/21 3 $9,014,333 -46% 2,568 $3,510   $28,700,130 2
1997/02/28 5 $5,728,082 -36% 2,168 $2,642   $36,863,422 3
1997/03/07 7 $3,712,550 -35% 2,116 $1,755   $42,073,637 4
1997/03/14 8 $2,409,169 -35% 1,605 $1,501   $45,550,069 5
1997/03/21 13 $1,219,220 -49% 1,016 $1,200   $47,474,899 6
1997/03/28 21 $402,134 -67% 468 $859   $48,263,893 7
1997/04/04 36 $150,200 -63% 268 $560   $48,553,411 8
1997/04/11 50 $57,980 -61% 135 $429   $48,643,605 9
1997/04/18 54 $44,692 -23% 108 $414   $48,700,442 10
1997/04/25 59 $30,940 -31% 96 $322   $48,741,729 11
1997/05/23 21 $411,462   455 $904   $49,214,079 15
1997/05/30 22 $251,920 -39% 400 $630   $49,552,014 16
1997/06/06 26 $177,037 -30% 235 $753   $49,834,310 17
1997/06/13 31 $105,300 -41% 94 $1,120   $50,007,168 18

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/02/17 1 $2,092,204   2,568 $815   $16,770,220 4

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1997/02/14 2 $19,685,797   2,568 $7,666   $19,685,797 1
1997/02/21 3 $11,449,543 -42% 2,568 $4,459   $31,135,340 2
1997/02/28 5 $7,225,747 -37% 2,168 $3,333   $38,361,087 3
1997/03/07 7 $4,779,813 -34% 2,116 $2,259   $43,140,900 4
1997/03/14 9 $3,114,779 -35% 1,605 $1,941   $46,255,679 5
1997/03/21 14 $1,606,080 -48% 1,016 $1,581   $47,861,759 6
1997/03/28 22 $541,452 -66% 468 $1,157   $48,403,211 7
1997/04/04 38 $182,414 -66% 268 $681   $48,585,625 8
1997/04/11 51 $70,125 -62% 135 $519   $48,655,750 9
1997/04/18 52 $55,039 -22% 108 $510   $48,710,789 10
1997/05/23 20 $497,477   455 $1,093   $49,300,094 15
1997/05/30 23 $357,179 -28% 400 $893   $49,657,273 16
1997/06/06 27 $244,595 -32% 235 $1,041   $49,901,868 17

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