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Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Battle of the Sexes
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,617,931Details
International Box Office $4,886,460Details
Worldwide Box Office $17,504,391
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  5. Video Sales
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as “The Battle of the Sexes,” and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,377 $12,617,931
All Time International Box Office (Rank 4,301-4,400) 4,362 $4,886,460
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,701-4,800) 4,774 $17,504,391

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 22nd, 2017 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
September 29th, 2017 (Expands Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: September 29th, 2017 (Wide), released as Battle Of The Sexes (Australia)
September 29th, 2017 (Wide), released as Battle Of The Sexes (New Zealand)
October 20th, 2017 (Wide), released as La Battaglia dei Sessi (Italy)
October 24th, 2017 (Wide), released as Battle Of The Sexes (South Korea)
November 3rd, 2017 (Wide), released as La Batalla de los Sexos (Spain)
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Video Release: December 19th, 2017 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2467 (Cert #50877), 3/15/2017)
Running Time: 121 minutes
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Keywords: Tennis, 1970s, Feminism, Battle of the Sexes, Media Circus, LGBT
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Top 2017 Theater Average 39 $24,682 Sep 22, 2017 3

Cast

   Billie Jean King
   Bobby Riggs
Andrea Riseborough    Marilyn Barnett
Sarah Silverman    Gladys Heldman
Bill Pullman    Jack Kramer
Alan Cumming    Cuthbert “Ted” Tinling
Elisabeth Shue    Priscilla Riggs
Austin Stowell    Larry King
Jessica McNamee    Margaret Court
Natalie Morales    Rosie Casals
Fred Armisen    Rheo Blair
Martha MacIsaac    Jane “Peaches” Bartkowicz
Mickey Sumner    Valerie Ziegenfuss
Bridey Elliott    Julie Heldman
Eric Christian Olsen    Lornie Kuhle
Wallace Langham    Henry
Matt Malloy    Rigg’s Therapist

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Simon Beaufoy
Producer    Christian Colson
Producer    Danny Boyle
Producer    Robert Graf

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Theater Averages: Victoria and Abdul win by Royal Decree with $39,711

September 27th, 2017

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September 24th, 2017

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/09/22 16 $518,332   21 $24,682   $518,332 1
2017/09/29 6 $3,408,594 +558% 1,213 $2,810   $4,085,327 2
2017/10/06 10 $2,567,218 -25% 1,822 $1,409   $7,845,009 3
2017/10/13 13 $1,346,007 -48% 1,394 $966   $10,369,486 4
2017/10/20 19 $586,763 -56% 545 $1,077   $11,453,930 5
2017/10/27 25 $321,777 -45% 291 $1,106   $12,021,590 6
2017/11/03 32 $186,302 -42% 158 $1,179   $12,318,748 7
2017/11/10 36 $100,050 -46% 103 $971   $12,485,111 8
2017/11/17 44 $35,321 -65% 46 $768   $12,552,907 9
2017/11/24 47 $20,526 -42% 27 $760   $12,588,912 10
2017/12/01 54 $11,977 -42% 27 $444   $12,610,934 11

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/09/22 - $160,306   21 $7,634   $160,306 1
2017/09/23 - $222,083 +39% 21 $10,575   $382,389 2
2017/09/24 - $135,943 -39% 21 $6,473   $518,332 3
2017/09/25 - $38,179 -72% 1,213 $31   $556,511 4
2017/09/26 - $42,243 +11% 1,213 $35   $598,754 5
2017/09/27 14 $43,739 +4% 1,213 $36   $642,493 6
2017/09/28 - $34,240 -22% 1,213 $28   $676,733 7
2017/09/29 6 $1,106,075 +3,130% 1,213 $912   $1,782,808 8
2017/09/30 7 $1,452,639 +31% 1,213 $1,198   $3,235,447 9
2017/10/01 7 $849,880 -41% 1,213 $701   $4,085,327 10
2017/10/02 7 $263,358 -69% 1,213 $217   $4,348,685 11
2017/10/03 7 $379,957 +44% 1,213 $313   $4,728,642 12
2017/10/04 7 $293,415 -23% 1,213 $242   $5,022,057 13
2017/10/05 6 $255,734 -13% 1,213 $211   $5,277,791 14
2017/10/06 10 $695,001 +172% 1,822 $381   $5,972,792 15
2017/10/07 10 $1,070,261 +54% 1,822 $587   $7,043,053 16
2017/10/08 10 $801,956 -25% 1,822 $440   $7,845,009 17
2017/10/09 10 $432,216 -46% 1,822 $237   $8,277,225 18
2017/10/10 10 $295,059 -32% 1,822 $162   $8,572,284 19
2017/10/11 10 $242,109 -18% 1,822 $133   $8,814,393 20
2017/10/12 10 $209,086 -14% 1,822 $115   $9,023,479 21
2017/10/13 13 $390,030 +87% 1,394 $280   $9,413,509 22
2017/10/14 13 $618,491 +59% 1,394 $444   $10,032,000 23
2017/10/15 13 $337,486 -45% 1,394 $242   $10,369,486 24
2017/10/16 13 $122,010 -64% 1,394 $88   $10,491,496 25
2017/10/17 13 $148,910 +22% 1,394 $107   $10,640,406 26
2017/10/18 13 $115,355 -23% 1,394 $83   $10,755,761 27
2017/10/19 12 $111,406 -3% 1,394 $80   $10,867,167 28
2017/10/20 - $162,607 +46% 545 $298   $11,029,774 29
2017/10/21 - $269,869 +66% 545 $495   $11,299,643 30
2017/10/22 - $154,287 -43% 545 $283   $11,453,930 31
2017/10/23 - $60,213 -61% 545 $110   $11,514,143 32
2017/10/24 - $70,156 +17% 545 $129   $11,584,299 33
2017/10/25 - $59,307 -15% 545 $109   $11,643,606 34
2017/10/26 - $56,207 -5% 545 $103   $11,699,813 35
2017/10/27 - $87,147 +55% 291 $299   $11,786,960 36
2017/10/28 - $141,535 +62% 291 $486   $11,928,495 37
2017/10/29 - $93,095 -34% 291 $320   $12,021,590 38
2017/10/30 - $28,068 -70% 291 $96   $12,049,658 39
2017/10/31 - $32,878 +17% 291 $113   $12,082,536 40
2017/11/01 - $23,511 -28% 270 $87   $12,106,047 41
2017/11/02 - $26,399 +12% 270 $98   $12,132,446 42
2017/11/03 - $48,860 +85% 158 $309   $12,181,306 43
2017/11/04 - $88,168 +80% 158 $558   $12,269,474 44
2017/11/05 - $49,274 -44% 158 $312   $12,318,748 45
2017/11/06 - $15,232 -69% 158 $96   $12,333,980 46
2017/11/07 - $19,418 +27% 158 $123   $12,353,398 47
2017/11/08 - $16,702 -14% 158 $106   $12,370,100 48
2017/11/09 - $14,961 -10% 158 $95   $12,385,061 49
2017/11/10 - $29,549 +98% 103 $287   $12,414,610 50
2017/11/11 - $47,723 +62% 103 $463   $12,462,333 51
2017/11/12 - $22,778 -52% 103 $221   $12,485,111 52
2017/11/13 - $7,371 -68% 103 $72   $12,492,482 53
2017/11/14 - $7,959 +8% 103 $77   $12,500,441 54
2017/11/15 - $8,480 +7% 103 $82   $12,508,921 55
2017/11/16 - $8,665 +2% 103 $84   $12,517,586 56
2017/11/17 - $9,950 +15% 46 $216   $12,527,536 57
2017/11/18 - $15,536 +56% 46 $338   $12,543,072 58
2017/11/19 - $9,835 -37% 46 $214   $12,552,907 59
2017/11/20 - $3,216 -67% 46 $70   $12,556,123 60
2017/11/21 - $5,128 +59% 46 $111   $12,561,251 61
2017/11/22 - $3,410 -34% 32 $107   $12,564,661 62
2017/11/23 - $3,725 +9% 32 $116   $12,568,386 63
2017/11/24 - $6,333 +70% 27 $235   $12,574,719 64
2017/11/25 - $9,048 +43% 27 $335   $12,583,767 65
2017/11/26 - $5,145 -43% 27 $191   $12,588,912 66
2017/11/27 - $2,601 -49% 27 $96   $12,591,513 67
2017/11/28 - $2,568 -1% 27 $95   $12,594,081 68
2017/11/29 - $2,309 -10% 27 $86   $12,596,390 69
2017/11/30 - $2,567 +11% 27 $95   $12,598,957 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/09/22 17 $676,733   12 $56,394   $676,733 1
2017/09/29 6 $4,601,058 +580% 1,213 $3,793   $5,277,791 2
2017/10/06 10 $3,745,688 -19% 1,822 $2,056   $9,023,479 3
2017/10/13 13 $1,843,688 -51% 1,394 $1,323   $10,867,167 4
2017/10/20 18 $832,646 -55% 545 $1,528   $11,699,813 5
2017/10/27 25 $432,633 -48% 270 $1,602   $12,132,446 6
2017/11/03 31 $252,615 -42% 158 $1,599   $12,385,061 7
2017/11/10 36 $132,525 -48% 103 $1,287   $12,517,586 8
2017/11/17 47 $50,800 -62% 32 $1,588   $12,568,386 9
2017/11/24 47 $30,571 -40% 27 $1,132   $12,598,957 10
2017/12/01 45 $18,974 -38% 27 $703   $12,617,931 11

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 9/29/2017 $615,744 277 277 1024 $1,851,780 11/20/2017
Italy 10/20/2017 $379,557 0 0 0 $547,975 11/1/2017
Netherlands 11/24/2017 $59,398 41 41 82 $156,970 12/4/2017
New Zealand 9/29/2017 $94,988 63 68 291 $325,034 11/13/2017
South Korea 10/24/2017 $0 0 135 198 $137,567 12/8/2017
Spain 11/3/2017 $186,095 155 155 308 $345,103 11/16/2017
United Kingdom 11/24/2017 $736,793 464 464 853 $1,522,031 12/6/2017
 
International Total$4,886,460 12/8/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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