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Fargo (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,567,751Details
International Box Office $26,636,816Details
Worldwide Box Office $51,204,567
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Synopsis

A pregnant police chief is investigating a series of homicides across the frozen tundra. Against a sprawling Minnesota landscape, a car salesman hires two criminals to kidnap his wife. But when the scheme goes sour, and wood chippers get involved, the haphazard kidnapping plot turns deadly serious.

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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 8th, 1996 (Wide) by Gramercy
Video Release: March 4th, 1997 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language and sexuality
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Kidnap, Film Noir, Based on an UNTRUE Story, Body in a Trunk, Corrupt Cops, Police Procedural, Life in a Small Town
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Working Title Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 57th Weekend 29 $44,378 Apr 4, 1997 395
Biggest 57th Weekend Limited Release 3 $44,378 Apr 4, 1997 395
Theater Average 57th Weekend 62 $653 Apr 4, 1997 395
Biggest Domestic 56th Weekend 25 $51,490 Mar 28, 1997 388
Biggest 56th Weekend Limited Release 3 $51,490 Mar 28, 1997 388
Theater Average 56th Weekend 54 $972 Mar 28, 1997 388
Biggest Domestic 55th Weekend 36 $24,927 Mar 21, 1997 381
Biggest 55th Weekend Limited Release 4 $24,927 Mar 21, 1997 381
Theater Average 55th Weekend 66 $923 Mar 21, 1997 381
Biggest Domestic 51st Weekend 30 $40,535 Feb 21, 1997 353
Biggest 51st Weekend Limited Release 3 $40,535 Feb 21, 1997 353
Theater Average 51st Weekend 80 $563 Feb 21, 1997 353
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 67 $39,140 Aug 16, 1996 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 81 $42,350 Aug 9, 1996 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 88 $49,964 Aug 2, 1996 150
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 83 $114,545 Jul 12, 1996 129
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 64 $195,605 Jul 5, 1996 122
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 97 $155,225 Jun 28, 1996 115
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 73 $542,633 May 24, 1996 80
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 84 $550,565 May 17, 1996 73
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 78 $1,464,714 Apr 19, 1996 45
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 76 $1,881,347 Apr 12, 1996 38
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 69 $2,536,491 Apr 5, 1996 31
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 275 $5,107,414 Apr 5, 1996 31
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 67 $2,704,652 Mar 29, 1996 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 51 $2,812,662 Mar 22, 1996 17
Top 1996 Theater Average 32 $20,285 Mar 8, 1996 3
Never Wide Domestic 56 $24,567,751 Mar 8, 1996 0

Cast

William H. Macy    Jerry Lundegaard
Steve Buscemi    Carl Showalter
Frances McDormand    Marge Gunderson
Peter Stormare    Gaear Grimsrud
Bruce Campbell    Soap Opera Actor

Production and Technical Credits

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 1st, 2014

March 31st, 2014

The home market isn't terrible this week and there are a couple of releases on top that could sell well. However, it is not a very deep week and even the second page of the new releases over on Amazon.com has some releases I would call filler. Anchorman: The Legend Continues on 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack is the best-selling new release of the week and it is arguably the best as well. The Pirate Fairy on Blu-ray Combo Pack is the second best-selling new release of the week and also a contender for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, I'm really looking forward to seeing Knights of Badassdom but the Blu-ray Combo Pack is still on its way. More...

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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/03/08 16 $730,265   36 $20,285   $730,265 1
1996/03/15 14 $914,202 +25% 58 $15,762   $1,938,339 2
1996/03/22 6 $2,812,662 +208% 412 $6,827   $5,152,178 3
1996/03/29 8 $2,704,652 -4% 596 $4,538   $8,703,542 4
1996/04/05 7 $2,536,491 -6% 716 $3,543   $12,160,219 5
1996/04/12 10 $1,881,347 -26% 716 $2,628   $14,900,107 6
1996/04/19 12 $1,464,714 -22% 699 $2,095   $16,962,127 7
1996/04/26 14 $955,119 -35% 541 $1,765   $18,395,787 8
1996/05/03 17 $694,131 -27% 418 $1,661   $19,402,943 9
1996/05/10 17 $538,964 -22% 394 $1,368   $20,198,879 10
1996/05/17 16 $550,565 +2% 410 $1,343   $20,976,052 11
1996/05/24 14 $542,633 -1% 272 $1,995   $21,723,440 12
1996/05/31 18 $254,919 -53% 209 $1,220   $22,091,471 13
1996/06/07 21 $195,982 -23% 168 $1,167   $22,408,006 14
1996/06/14 24 $146,600 -25% 152 $964   $22,647,573 15
1996/06/21 26 $156,692 +7% 137 $1,144   $22,897,654 16
1996/06/28 26 $155,225 -1% 156 $995   $23,135,126 17
1996/07/05 27 $195,605 +26% 127 $1,540   $23,371,007 18
1996/07/12 29 $114,545 -41% 106 $1,081   $23,561,322 19
1996/07/19 36 $73,359 -36% 92 $797   $23,699,301 20
1996/07/26 47 $45,318 -38% 58 $781   $23,788,316 21
1996/08/02 41 $49,964 +10% 60 $833   $23,870,772 22
1996/08/09 45 $42,350 -15% 45 $941   $23,944,035 23
1996/08/16 48 $39,140 -8% 36 $1,087   $24,015,679 24
1997/02/21 56 $40,535   72 $563   $24,303,383 51
1997/03/21 53 $24,927   27 $923   $24,402,676 55
1997/03/28 51 $51,490 +107% 53 $972   $24,475,469 56
1997/04/04 56 $44,378 -14% 68 $653   $24,547,547 57

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/03/08 17 $1,024,137   36 $28,448   $1,024,137 1
1996/03/15 14 $1,315,379 +28% 58 $22,679   $2,339,516 2
1996/03/22 7 $3,659,374 +178% 412 $8,882   $5,998,890 3
1996/03/29 9 $3,624,838 -1% 596 $6,082   $9,623,728 4
1996/04/05 7 $3,395,032 -6% 716 $4,742   $13,018,760 5
1996/04/12 9 $2,478,653 -27% 716 $3,462   $15,497,413 6
1996/04/19 11 $1,943,255 -22% 699 $2,780   $17,440,668 7
1996/04/26 14 $1,268,144 -35% 541 $2,344   $18,708,812 8
1996/05/03 17 $951,103 -25% 418 $2,275   $19,659,915 9
1996/05/10 18 $765,572 -20% 394 $1,943   $20,425,487 10
1996/05/17 15 $755,320 -1% 410 $1,842   $21,180,807 11
1996/05/24 13 $655,745 -13% 272 $2,411   $21,836,552 12
1996/05/31 17 $375,472 -43% 209 $1,797   $22,212,024 13
1996/06/07 23 $288,949 -23% 168 $1,720   $22,500,973 14
1996/06/14 22 $239,989 -17% 152 $1,579   $22,740,962 15
1996/06/21 27 $238,939 n/c 137 $1,744   $22,979,901 16
1996/06/28 26 $195,501 -18% 156 $1,253   $23,175,402 17
1996/07/05 27 $271,375 +39% 127 $2,137   $23,446,777 18
1996/07/12 29 $179,165 -34% 106 $1,690   $23,625,942 19
1996/07/19 36 $117,056 -35% 92 $1,272   $23,742,998 20
1996/07/26 40 $77,810 -34% 58 $1,342   $23,820,808 21
1996/08/02 39 $80,877 +4% 60 $1,348   $23,901,685 22
1996/08/09 41 $74,854 -7% 45 $1,663   $23,976,539 23
1997/03/21 49 $46,230   27 $1,712   $24,423,979 55
1997/03/28 51 $79,190 +71% 53 $1,494   $24,503,169 56

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