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Blood Simple (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,690,913Details
International Box Office $1,039,964Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,730,877
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,500,000
Domestic Releases: January 18th, 1985 (Limited) by USA Films
July 7th, 2000 (Limited) by USA Films
International Releases: October 6th, 2017 (Wide), released as Blood Simple (4K Restoration) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: September 16th, 2008 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Film Noir, Relationships Gone Wrong, Voiceover/Narration, Surprise Twist, Hitmen, Private Investigator
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Cast

Barry Sonnenfeld    Marty's vomiting
John Getz    Ray
Frances McDormand    Abby
Dan Hedaya    Julian Marty
M. Emmet Walsh    Loren Visser
Holly Hunter    Helene Trend

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Ethan Coen
Screenwriter    Joel Coen
Screenwriter    Ethan Coen
Composer    Carter Burwell

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 30th, 2011

August 30th, 2011

Summer is officially over, both at the box office and on the home market. Granted, the theatrical releases are still really weak, but the TV on DVD releases are starting to become overwhelming. There are several such releases that are worth picking up, but none rise to the level of Pick of the Week. For that I went with The Coen Brothers Blu-ray Box Set. However, if you've made the leap to Blu-ray, then The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth an honorable mention. Meanwhile, there's a film called Norwegian Ninja coming out on DVD that has cult classic written all over it. I really hope the screener arrives soon. More...

Featured Blu-ray review: Blood Simple

August 29th, 2011

Blood Simple was the Coen Brothers first film. It did well in limited release, considering its theater count never expanded beyond several dozen, and showed the Coens were filmmakers worth paying attention to. It's been more than 25 years since the film was released in theaters. Has it aged well? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2000/07/07 56 $41,971   3 $13,990   $42,971 808
2000/07/14 24 $181,575 +333% 32 $5,674   $248,351 809
2000/07/21 24 $170,451 -6% 56 $3,044   $499,936 810
2000/07/28 26 $181,846 +7% 68 $2,674   $770,810 811
2000/08/04 33 $145,598 -20% 66 $2,206   $1,007,942 812
2000/08/11 41 $112,436 -23% 67 $1,678   $1,197,392 813
2000/08/18 45 $85,009 -24% 61 $1,394   $1,344,555 814
2000/08/25 49 $74,648 -12% 63 $1,185   $1,457,415 815
2000/09/01 55 $76,545 +3% 54 $1,418   $1,558,084 816
2000/09/08 72 $20,431 -73% 40 $511   $1,592,378 817
2000/09/15 77 $22,388 +10% 39 $574   $1,623,915 818
2000/09/22 89 $16,451 -27% 32 $514   $1,649,659 819
2000/09/29 98 $11,262 -32% 20 $563   $1,667,340 820
2000/10/06 91 $9,124 -19% 20 $456   $1,680,992 821
2000/10/13 110 $2,032 -78% 18 $113   $1,688,930 822
2000/10/20 114 $1,299 -36% 4 $325   $1,690,913 823

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/07/23 20 $49,000   56 $875   $499,936 5,666

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2000/07/07 57 $65,776   3 $21,925   $66,776 808
2000/07/14 26 $262,709 +299% 32 $8,210   $329,485 809
2000/07/21 26 $259,479 -1% 56 $4,634   $588,964 810
2000/07/28 28 $273,380 +5% 68 $4,020   $862,344 811
2000/08/04 35 $222,612 -19% 66 $3,373   $1,084,956 812
2000/08/11 42 $174,590 -22% 67 $2,606   $1,259,546 813
2000/08/18 46 $123,221 -29% 61 $2,020   $1,382,767 814
2000/08/25 52 $98,772 -20% 63 $1,568   $1,481,539 815
2000/09/01 56 $90,408 -8% 54 $1,674   $1,571,947 816
2000/09/08 70 $29,580 -67% 40 $740   $1,601,527 817
2000/09/15 78 $31,681 +7% 39 $812   $1,633,208 818
2000/09/22 91 $22,870 -28% 32 $715   $1,656,078 819
2000/09/29 83 $15,790 -31% 20 $790   $1,671,868 820
2000/10/06 88 $15,030 -5% 20 $752   $1,686,898 821
2000/10/13 103 $2,716 -82% 18 $151   $1,689,614 822
2000/10/20 113 $1,299 -52% 4 $325   $1,690,913 823

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 10/6/2017 $9,144 8 8 8 $9,144 10/11/2017
 
Rest of World $1,030,820
 
International Total$1,039,964 10/11/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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