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The Cannonball Run (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,498,710Details
Further financial details...

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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,390 $57,498,710
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,315 $57,498,710

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 19th, 1981 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG
Franchise: Cannonball Run
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Keywords: Street Racing, Gambling, Directing Yourself, Epilogue, Car Chase, Gratuitous Cameos, Spoof, Secret Agent, Martial Arts, Mental Illness, Road Trip
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,358 $54,853,928 Jul 31, 1981 45
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 205 $5,723,597 Jul 3, 1981 17
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 119 $18,467,865 Jul 3, 1981 17

Supporting Cast

Jackie Chan    First Subaru Driver
Roger Moore    Seymour Goldfarb, Jr.

Uncategorized

Adrienne Barbeau    Marcie Thatcher, Lamborghini Babe #
Peter Fonda    Chief Biker
Burt Reynolds    J.J. McClure
Dom DeLuise    Victor Prinzim
Dean Martin    Jamie Blake
Farrah Fawcett    Pamela Glover
Valerie Perrine    Female Cop Pulling Over Lamborghini Babes
Sammy Davis, Jr.    Morris Fenderbaum
Hal Needham    Ambulance EMT

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Marty Eli Schwartz    Second Assistant Director (Uncredited)

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 8th, 2011

November 7th, 2011

It's a rather mixed week on the home market. Granted, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is coming out this week, but it doesn't make its home market debut till Friday. Also, after the Harry Potter releases, there's a huge drop in quality. Given the issue with the Harry Potter releases, it's best to wait till next year and grab the ultimate editions. I'm not sure there's anything here that rises to the level of Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Captain America: The First Avenger on Blu-ray Combo Pack, even though it didn't come out this week. However, the screener was late and it is the best release on this week's list. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Cannonball Run

November 6th, 2011

When it comes to recommending movies, there are high quality films that win awards and will be remembered for years as a high water mark of cinema history. Then there are guilty pleasures. These are films that you know are going for cheaper entertainment. The Cannonball Run is a guilty pleasure. I really liked this film when I saw it for the first time after it came out on the home market, but it has been about two decades since I've seen the movie. I'm hoping I can I still enjoy the film as a guilty pleasure. I doubt I will suddenly think the film is Oscar-worthy, but I'm a little worried after watching the film for the first time since I was a teenager, I'll wonder what the hell I was thinking back then. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/06/19 2 $11,765,654   1,680 $7,003   $11,765,654 1
1981/06/26 2 $8,241,415 -30% 1,692 $4,871   $27,098,640 2
1981/07/03 5 $5,723,597 -31% 1,573 $3,639   $37,538,551 3
1981/07/10 6 $4,033,018 -30% 1,302 $3,098   $44,372,201 4
1981/07/17 7 $2,852,096 -29% 1,126 $2,533   $49,230,597 5
1981/07/31 13 $1,384,649   751 $1,844   $54,853,928 7
1981/08/07 16 $763,174 -45% 547 $1,395   $56,375,231 8
1981/08/14 15 $677,752 -11% 426 $1,591   $57,498,710 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/06/19 5 $11,765,654   1,673 $7,033   $11,765,654 1
1981/06/26 2 $12,957,729 +10% 1,692 $7,658   $31,814,954 2
1981/07/03 5 $8,524,229 -34% 1,573 $5,419   $40,339,183 3
1981/07/10 6 $6,039,318 -29% 1,302 $4,638   $46,378,501 4
1981/07/31 11 $2,142,778   751 $2,853   $55,612,057 7
1981/08/07 13 $1,208,901 -44% 547 $2,210   $56,820,958 8

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