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Chariots of Fire (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,159,946Details
International Box Office $307,785Details
Worldwide Box Office $57,467,731
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,500,000
Domestic Releases: September 25th, 1981 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: June 16th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
Video Release: April 1st, 1992 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG
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Keywords: Biography, Religious, Miscellaneous Sports, Olympics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 43rd Weekend 13 $231,626 Jul 16, 1982 297
Theater Average 43rd Weekend 92 $981 Jul 16, 1982 297
Biggest Domestic 42nd Weekend 8 $355,233 Jul 9, 1982 290
Theater Average 42nd Weekend 87 $1,060 Jul 9, 1982 290
Biggest Domestic 41st Weekend 6 $462,382 Jul 2, 1982 283
Theater Average 41st Weekend 73 $1,436 Jul 2, 1982 283
Biggest Domestic 40th Weekend 11 $377,647 Jun 25, 1982 276
Theater Average 40th Weekend 90 $1,180 Jun 25, 1982 276
Biggest Domestic 39th Weekend 11 $492,830 Jun 18, 1982 269
Biggest Domestic 38th Weekend 9 $649,362 Jun 11, 1982 262
Theater Average 38th Weekend 94 $1,296 Jun 11, 1982 262
Biggest Domestic 37th Weekend 8 $912,404 Jun 4, 1982 255
Theater Average 37th Weekend 73 $1,541 Jun 4, 1982 255
Fastest to $50m 1,505 $50,034,916 May 28, 1982 252
Biggest Domestic 36th Weekend 4 $1,736,022 May 28, 1982 248
Theater Average 36th Weekend 42 $2,659 May 28, 1982 248
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 241 $5,255,305 May 28, 1982 248
Biggest Domestic 35th Weekend 5 $1,291,793 May 21, 1982 241
Theater Average 35th Weekend 62 $1,957 May 21, 1982 241
Biggest Domestic 34th Weekend 4 $1,378,032 May 14, 1982 234
Theater Average 34th Weekend 79 $1,845 May 14, 1982 234
Biggest Domestic 33rd Weekend 4 $1,751,755 May 7, 1982 227
Theater Average 33rd Weekend 58 $2,311 May 7, 1982 227
Biggest Domestic 32nd Weekend 4 $1,668,771 Apr 30, 1982 220
Theater Average 32nd Weekend 65 $2,091 Apr 30, 1982 220
Biggest Domestic 31st Weekend 5 $2,085,480 Apr 23, 1982 213
Theater Average 31st Weekend 62 $2,591 Apr 23, 1982 213
Biggest Domestic 30th Weekend 6 $2,811,351 Apr 16, 1982 206
Theater Average 30th Weekend 41 $3,471 Apr 16, 1982 206
Biggest Domestic 29th Weekend 5 $3,434,399 Apr 9, 1982 199
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 140 $10,396,650 Apr 9, 1982 199
Theater Average 29th Weekend 28 $4,561 Apr 9, 1982 199
Biggest Domestic 28th Weekend 3 $3,280,675 Apr 2, 1982 192
Theater Average 28th Weekend 19 $5,933 Apr 2, 1982 192
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 6 $1,815,532 Mar 26, 1982 185
Theater Average 27th Weekend 31 $4,302 Mar 26, 1982 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 9 $1,826,591 Mar 19, 1982 178
Theater Average 26th Weekend 44 $4,199 Mar 19, 1982 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 11 $2,019,965 Mar 12, 1982 171
Theater Average 25th Weekend 29 $4,519 Mar 12, 1982 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 11 $2,229,501 Mar 5, 1982 164
Theater Average 24th Weekend 25 $5,044 Mar 5, 1982 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 16 $1,636,721 Feb 26, 1982 157
Theater Average 23rd Weekend 19 $5,586 Feb 26, 1982 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 16 $1,689,149 Feb 19, 1982 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend 23 $5,765 Feb 19, 1982 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 8 $2,224,865 Feb 12, 1982 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend 15 $7,619 Feb 12, 1982 143
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 270 $6,735,136 Feb 12, 1982 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 32 $1,669,582 Feb 5, 1982 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend 29 $5,900 Feb 5, 1982 136
Theater Average 19th Weekend 22 $6,809 Jan 29, 1982 129
Theater Average 18th Weekend 23 $7,207 Jan 22, 1982 122
Theater Average 17th Weekend 12 $9,987 Jan 15, 1982 115
Theater Average 16th Weekend 13 $9,736 Jan 8, 1982 108
Theater Average 15th Weekend 12 $11,956 Jan 1, 1982 101
Theater Average 11th Weekend 14 $12,099 Dec 4, 1981 73
Theater Average 10th Weekend 5 $20,945 Nov 27, 1981 66
Theater Average 9th Weekend 7 $15,984 Nov 20, 1981 59
Theater Average 8th Weekend 6 $17,247 Nov 13, 1981 52
Theater Average 7th Weekend 11 $18,157 Nov 6, 1981 45
Theater Average 6th Weekend 25 $15,864 Oct 30, 1981 38
Theater Average 4th Weekend 39 $19,949 Oct 16, 1981 24
Theater Average 3rd Weekend 82 $19,514 Oct 9, 1981 17
Theater Average 2nd Weekend 83 $30,880 Oct 2, 1981 10

Cast

Alice Krige    Sybil Gordon
Richard Griffiths    Head Porter - Caius College
John Gielgud    Master of Trinity
Ian Holm    Sam Mussabini
Stephen Fry    Artist
Kenneth Branagh    Artist

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Colin Welland

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/09/25 17 $68,907   3 $22,969   $68,907 1
1981/10/02 14 $92,639 +34% 3 $30,880   $0 2
1981/10/09 12 $117,083 +26% 6 $19,514   $408,603 3
1981/10/16 19 $119,695 +2% 6 $19,949   $566,333 4
1981/10/30 15 $174,508   11 $15,864   $1,018,382 6
1981/11/06 13 $199,730 +14% 11 $18,157   $1,302,792 7
1981/11/13 17 $189,720 -5% 11 $17,247   $1,591,201 8
1981/11/20 10 $175,821 -7% 11 $15,984   $1,835,287 9
1981/11/27 8 $230,393 +31% 11 $20,945   $2,164,797 10
1981/12/04 12 $133,092 -42% 11 $12,099   $2,351,759 11
1982/01/01 15 $418,457   35 $11,956   $0 15
1982/01/08 13 $331,010 -21% 34 $9,736   $4,333,992 16
1982/01/15 15 $359,516 +9% 36 $9,987   $940,029 17
1982/01/22 16 $259,453 -28% 36 $7,207   $5,215,249 18
1982/01/29 15 $476,605 +84% 70 $6,809   $1,906,608 19
1982/02/05 5 $1,669,582 +250% 283 $5,900   $3,730,489 20
1982/02/12 4 $2,224,865 +33% 292 $7,619   $6,492,995 21
1982/02/19 4 $1,689,149 -24% 293 $5,765   $8,673,627 22
1982/02/26 4 $1,636,721 -3% 293 $5,586   $10,888,029 23
1982/03/05 2 $2,229,501 +36% 442 $5,044   $13,593,029 24
1982/03/12 4 $2,019,965 -9% 447 $4,519   $16,404,515 25
1982/03/19 7 $1,826,591 -10% 435 $4,199   $18,986,239 26
1982/03/26 7 $1,815,532 -1% 422 $4,302   $21,785,320 27
1982/04/02 5 $3,280,675 +81% 553 $5,933   $26,276,350 28
1982/04/09 3 $3,434,399 +5% 753 $4,561   $31,250,440 29
1982/04/16 3 $2,811,351 -18% 810 $3,471   $35,547,100 30
1982/04/23 3 $2,085,480 -26% 805 $2,591   $38,632,343 31
1982/04/30 5 $1,668,771 -20% 798 $2,091   $41,076,766 32
1982/05/07 3 $1,751,755 +5% 758 $2,311   $43,471,144 33
1982/05/14 4 $1,378,032 -21% 747 $1,845   $45,515,864 34
1982/05/21 6 $1,291,793 -6% 660 $1,957   $47,369,345 35
1982/05/28 7 $1,736,022 +34% 653 $2,659   $49,658,748 36
1982/06/04 10 $912,404 -47% 592 $1,541   $50,947,320 37
1982/06/11 13 $649,362 -29% 501 $1,296   $51,995,239 38
1982/06/18 14 $492,830 -24% 462 $1,067   $52,862,671 39
1982/06/25 16 $377,647 -23% 320 $1,180   $53,561,403 40
1982/07/02 14 $462,382 +22% 322 $1,436   $54,249,601 41
1982/07/09 15 $355,233 -23% 335 $1,060   $54,767,375 42
1982/07/16 20 $231,626 -35% 236 $981   $55,222,653 43

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/10/02 8 $384,159   3 $128,053   $291,520 2
1981/10/09 12 $155,118 -60% 6 $25,853   $446,638 3
1981/10/30 10 $259,188   11 $23,563   $1,103,062 6
1981/11/06 11 $298,419 +15% 11 $27,129   $1,401,481 7
1981/11/13 10 $257,985 -14% 11 $23,453   $1,659,466 8
1981/11/20 8 $274,938 +7% 11 $24,994   $1,934,404 9
1981/11/27 7 $284,263 +3% 11 $25,842   $2,218,667 10
1982/01/01 9 $4,421,439   35 $126,327   $4,002,982 15
1982/01/08 13 $474,502 -89% 34 $13,956   $580,513 16
1982/01/15 11 $478,312 +1% 36 $13,286   $1,058,825 17
1982/01/22 13 $371,178 -22% 36 $10,311   $1,430,003 18
1982/01/29 15 $630,904 +70% 70 $9,013   $2,060,907 19
1982/02/05 3 $2,207,223 +250% 283 $7,799   $4,268,130 20
1982/02/12 4 $2,716,348 +23% 292 $9,303   $6,984,478 21
1982/02/19 4 $2,266,830 -17% 293 $7,737   $9,251,308 22
1982/02/26 4 $2,112,220 -7% 293 $7,209   $11,363,528 23
1982/03/05 2 $3,021,022 +43% 442 $6,835   $14,384,550 24
1982/03/12 4 $2,775,098 -8% 447 $6,208   $17,159,648 25
1982/03/19 6 $2,810,140 +1% 435 $6,460   $19,969,788 26
1982/03/26 4 $3,025,887 +8% 422 $7,170   $22,995,675 27
1982/04/02 5 $4,820,366 +59% 553 $8,717   $27,816,041 28
1982/04/09 4 $4,919,708 +2% 753 $6,533   $32,735,749 29
1982/04/16 3 $3,811,114 -23% 810 $4,705   $36,546,863 30
1982/04/23 3 $2,861,132 -25% 805 $3,554   $39,407,995 31
1982/04/30 3 $2,311,394 -19% 798 $2,896   $41,719,389 32
1982/05/07 2 $2,418,443 +5% 758 $3,191   $44,137,832 33
1982/05/14 3 $1,939,720 -20% 747 $2,597   $46,077,552 34
1982/05/21 5 $1,845,174 -5% 660 $2,796   $47,922,726 35
1982/05/28 7 $2,112,190 +14% 653 $3,235   $50,034,916 36
1982/06/04 10 $1,310,961 -38% 592 $2,214   $51,345,877 37
1982/06/11 13 $1,023,964 -22% 501 $2,044   $52,369,841 38
1982/06/18 12 $813,915 -21% 462 $1,762   $53,183,756 39
1982/06/25 14 $603,463 -26% 320 $1,886   $53,787,219 40
1982/07/02 14 $624,923 +4% 322 $1,941   $54,412,142 41
1982/07/09 15 $578,885 -7% 335 $1,728   $54,991,027 42

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 6/16/2016 $43,430 81 81 243 $306,251 10/4/2016
 
Rest of World $1,534
 
International Total$307,785 10/4/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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