New York cab driver Korben Dallas didn't mean to be a hero, but he just picked up the kind of fare that only comes along every five thousand years: A perfect beauty, a perfect being, a perfect weapon. Together, they must save the world.
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||May 9th, 1997 (Wide) by Sony Pictures|
May 14th, 2017 (Special Engagement) by Fathom Events
||June 16th, 2017 (Special Engagement), released as The Fifth Element (20th Anniversary) (New Zealand)
June 23rd, 2017 (Special Engagement), released as The Fifth Element 20th Anniversary (Australia)
||December 10th, 1997 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
||PG-13 for intense sci-fi violence, some sexuality and brief nudity|
||vs. The Matrix|
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||Cloning, Good vs. Evil, Space Opera, Interspecies Romance, Dystopia, Fired, Rescue, Shapeshifter, Prologue, Ex-soldier, Genetic Engineering, Archaeology, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, Kidnap, Invented Language|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Science Fiction|
Ranking on other Records and Milestones
|Fastest to $50m
||May 30, 1997
|Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day)
||May 23, 1997
|Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted)
||May 23, 1997
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Production and Technical Credits
The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.
July 22nd, 2017
Dunkirk dominated the Friday box office chart. Okay, maybe dominate is too strong a word, but more on that down below. The film earned a better than anticipated opening day of $19.8 million. Additionally, its reviews are award-worthy, while it earned an A minus from CinemaScore. Frankly, given its reviews, I’m surprised it only got an A minus. With its $5.5 million in previews, I was expecting an opening day a little north of $20 million, so hopefully this isn’t a sign of short legs. Look for an opening weekend of $55 million. On a side note, the reason we are not using Dunkirk images is we only got two of them and we’ve already used them both, twice. I tried to find the French site to see if they had more images (This is what I did for Kong: Skull Island.) but I ended up on the Dunkirk tourist site by accident and now all of the ads I see on YouTube are in French.
Weekly US Blu-ray Sales
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