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Days of Thunder (1990)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $82,670,733Details
International Box Office $75,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $157,670,733
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 885 $82,670,733
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,144 $75,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 990 $157,670,733

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 27th, 1990 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: May 25th, 1999 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 107 minutes
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Keywords: Auto Racing
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 961 $54,052,078 Jul 13, 1990 19
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 121 $10,707,895 Jul 6, 1990 12
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 89 $22,760,620 Jul 6, 1990 12

Leading Cast

   Cole Trickle

Supporting Cast

Leilani Sarelle    Female Highway Patrol Officer
Robert Duvall    Harry Hogge
Randy Quaid    Tim Daland
Nicole Kidman    Dr. Claire Lewicki
Cary Elwes    Russ Wheeler
Michael Rooker    Rowdy Burns
Fred Dalton Thompson    Big John
John C. Reilly    Buck Bretherton
J.C. Quinn    Waddell
Don Simpson    Aldo Bennedetti
Caroline Williams    Jennie Burns
Chris Ellis    Harlem Hoogerhyde
Donna Wilson    Darlene
Peter Appel    Member of Cole's Crew
Stephen Michae Ayers    Member of Cole's Crew
John Slattery    Member of Cole's Crew
John Griesemer    Len Dortort
Barbara Garrick    Lauren Daland
Jerry Molen    Dr. Wilhaire
Tania Coleridge    Russ Wheeler's Girlfriend
Alexandra Balahoutis    Autograph Fan
Steve Boyd    NASCAR Official
Daniel D. Greenwood    ESPN Announcer
Jim Grimshaw    Hardee's Pit Crew Chief
James G. Jr. Martin    Field Doctor
Margo Martindale    Donna
Michael Burgess    Young Doctor
Jim Crowther    Dr, Crowther
James D. Henson    Doctor
Cyndi Vicino    Nurse
Shari Ellis    Nurse
Xavier Coronel    Orderly
Nick Searcy    Highway Patrol Officer
Jamie Johnson    Aldo's Girlfriend


Jerry Punch    Himself
Neil Bonnett    Himself
Harry P. Gant    HImself
Rusty Wallace    Himself

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

Production and Technical Credits

Don Simpson    Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer    Producer
Robert Towne    Story Creator
Tom Cruise    Story Creator
Robert Towne    Screenwriter
Gerald R. Molen    Executive Producer
Billy Weber    Editor
Chris Lebenzon    Editor
Hans Zimmer    Composer
Bert Lovitt    Editor
Michael Tronick    Editor
Stuart Waks    Editor
Robert C. Jones    Editor
James W. Skotchdopole    Assistant Director
Gerald R. Molen    Unit Production Manager
Benjamin Fernandez    Art Director
Thomas E. Sanders    Art Director
Thomas L. Roysden    Set Decorator
Ward Russell    Cinematographer
Charles Mills    Additional Photography
Susan Becker    Costume Designer
James W. Tyson    Costume Supervisor
Winnie D. Brown    Costume Supervisor
Lauren A. Schaffer    Associate Editor
Charles Wilborn    Sound Mixer
Donald O. Mitchell    Re-recording Mixer
Rick Kline    Re-recording Mixer
Kevin O'Connell    Re-recording Mixer
Jeffrey J. Haboush    Additional Re-Recording Mixer
Greg P. Russell    Additional Re-Recording Mixer
Robert J. Litt    Additional Re-Recording Mixer
Elliot Tyson    Re-recording Mixer
George II Waters    Supervising Sound Editor
Cecilia Hall    Supervising Sound Editor
R.J. Palmer    Sound Effects Editor
F. Hudson Miller    Sound Effects Editor
Beth Sterner    Sound Effects Editor
Howell Gibbens    Sound Effects Editor
Frank Howard    Sound Effects Editor
John Benson    Sound Effects Editor
Ed Callahan    Sound Effects Editor
Pamela Bentkowski    Sound Effects Editor
Midge Costin    Sound Effects Editor
Karen Wilson    Dialogue Editor
James J. Isaacs    Dialogue Editor
Larry Carrow    Dialogue Editor
Michael Magill    Dialogue Editor
Harry B. III Miller    Dialogue Editor
Noah Blough    Dialogue Editor
Christopher Kennedy    Music Editor
Rick Sharp    Makeup Supervisor
Ellen Wong    Key Makeup
Virginia Hadfield    Key Hairstylist
Billy Idol    Words "The Last Notes of Freedom"
Elton John    "You Gotta Love Someone" Words and music by
Bernie Taupin    "You Gotta Love Someone" Words and music by
David Rubin    Casting Director
Gary McCarty    Stunt Coordinator

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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1990/06/29 1 $15,490,445   2,307 $6,715   $21,502,162 1
1990/07/06 2 $10,707,895 -31% 2,307 $4,641   $40,525,284 2
1990/07/13 3 $8,168,248 -24% 2,307 $3,541   $54,052,078 3
1990/07/20 6 $5,537,495 -32% 2,187 $2,532   $63,288,147 4
1990/07/27 9 $3,267,823 -41% 1,991 $1,641   $69,335,119 5
1990/08/03 11 $2,639,640 -19% 1,626 $1,623   $73,768,399 6
1990/08/10 14 $1,626,314 -38% 1,075 $1,513   $76,949,155 7
1990/08/17 18 $888,406 -45% 622 $1,428   $78,771,268 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1990/06/29 1 $23,805,672   2,307 $10,319   $29,817,389 2
1990/07/06 2 $16,066,441 -33% 2,307 $6,964   $45,883,830 3
1990/07/13 4 $11,866,822 -26% 2,307 $5,144   $57,750,652 4
1990/07/20 6 $8,316,644 -30% 2,187 $3,803   $66,067,296 5
1990/07/27 9 $5,061,463 -39% 1,991 $2,542   $71,128,759 6
1990/08/03 11 $4,194,082 -17% 1,626 $2,579   $75,322,841 7
1990/08/10 14 $2,560,021 -39% 1,075 $2,381   $77,882,862 8

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records