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Cape Fear (1991)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $79,091,969Details
International Box Office $103,200,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $182,291,969
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 15th, 1991 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: February 3rd, 1993 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, and for language.
Running Time: 128 minutes
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Keywords: Revenge, Film Noir
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Tribeca Film, Amblin Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day) 149 $9,260,475 Nov 29, 1991 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 103 $20,148,684 Nov 29, 1991 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 176 $9,260,475 Nov 29, 1991 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 131 $20,148,684 Nov 29, 1991 17

Leading Cast

   Max Cady
   Sam Bowden
   Leigh Bowden
   Danielle Bowden

Supporting Cast

Joe Don Baker    Claude Kersek
Robert Mitchum    Lieutenant Elgart
Gregory Peck    Lee Heller
Martin Balsam    Judge
Fred Dalton Thompson    Tom Broadbent
Illeana Douglas    Lori Davis
Zully Montero    Graciela
Craig Henne    Prisoner
Forest Burton    Prisoner
Edgar Allan Poe IV    Prisoner
Rod Ball    Prisoner
W. Paul Bodie    Prisoner
Joel Kolker    Correction Officer
Tamara Jones    Ice Cream Cashier
Roger Pretto    Racquetball Colleague
Parris Buckner    Racquetball Colleague
Margot Moreland    Secretary
Will Knickerbocker    Detective
Robert L. Gerlach    Arresting Officer
Bruce E. Holdstein    Arresting Officer
Richard Wasserman    Parade Watcher
Paul Nagel Jr.    Parade Watcher
Paul Froehler    Parade Watcher
Mary Ellen O'Brien    Parade Watcher
Jody Wilson    Parade Watcher
Kate Colburn    Waitress
Domenica Cameron Scorsese    Danny's Girlfriend
Gar Stephen    Big Man
Billy Lucas    Big Man
Ken Collins    Big Man
Linda Perri    Ticket Agent
Elizabeth Moyer    Ticket Agent
Catherine Scorsese    Fruit Stand Customers
Charles Scorsese    Fruit Stand Customers
Jackie Davis    Jimmy the Dockmaster

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Production and Technical Credits

Barbara De Fina    Producer
Wesley Strick    Screenwriter
Kathleen Kennedy    Executive Producer
Frank Marshall    Executive Producer
Freddie Francis    Director of Photography
Henry Bumstead    Production Designer
Thelma Schoonmaker    Editor
Elmer Bernstein    Composer
Joseph Reidy    Assistant Director
Deborah Lee    Second Unit Director
Deborah Lee    Unit Production Manager
Jack G. Taylor, Jr    Art Director
Alan Hicks    Set Decorator
Pete Romano    Underwater Photography
Rita Ryack    Costume Designer
Linda Hamilton    Costume Supervisor
Vivian J. Cocheo    Costume Designer
Tod A. Maitland    Sound Mixer
Tom Fleischman    Re-recording Mixer
Skip Lievsay    Supervising Sound Editor
Philip Stockton    Supervising
Marissa Littlefield    Dialogue Editor
Kathy Durning    Music Editor
Bernard Herrmann    Original Score
James R. Webb    Based on the Screenplay
John D. MacDonald    Story Creator
Ellen Lewis    Casting Director
Leon Delaney    Stunt Coordinator

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/11/15 1 $10,261,025   924 $11,105   $10,261,025 1
1991/11/22 2 $10,033,295 -2% 1,702 $5,895   $24,251,112 2
1991/11/29 4 $9,260,475 -8% 1,707 $5,425   $39,156,382 3
1991/12/06 5 $4,856,355 -48% 1,701 $2,855   $46,044,067 4
1991/12/13 7 $2,944,725 -39% 1,659 $1,775   $50,405,747 5
1991/12/20 10 $2,116,700 -28% 1,388 $1,525   $54,462,805 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/11/15 1 $14,217,817   924 $15,387   $14,217,817 1
1991/11/22 2 $15,678,090 +10% 1,702 $9,212   $29,895,907 2
1991/11/29 4 $11,291,805 -28% 1,707 $6,615   $41,187,712 3
1991/12/06 5 $6,273,310 -44% 1,701 $3,688   $47,461,022 4
1991/12/13 7 $4,885,083 -22% 1,659 $2,945   $52,346,105 5