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The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $63,570,862Details
International Box Office $200,327,899Details
Worldwide Box Office $263,898,761
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

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.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,253 $63,570,862
All Time International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 383 $200,327,899
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 522 $263,898,761

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$95,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 9th, 1997 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
May 14th, 2017 (Special Engagement) by Fathom Events
International Releases: 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)
Video Release: December 10th, 1997 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sci-fi violence, some sexuality and brief nudity
Running Time: 126 minutes
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Keywords: 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
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Gaumont
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 130 $8,021,290 May 23, 1997 17
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 123 $16,007,631 May 23, 1997 17

Leading Cast

   Korben Dallas
   Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg
   Leeloo

Supporting Cast

Ian Holm    Priest Vito Cornelius
Chris Tucker    DJ Ruby Rhod
Luke Perry    Billy
Brion James    General Munro
Tommy "Tiny" Lister    President Lindberg
Lee Evans    Fog
Charlie Creed-Miles    David
Tricky*    Right Arm
John Neville    General Staedert
John Bluthal    Professor Pacoli
Mathieu Kassovitz    Mugger
Christopher Fairbank    Mactilburgh
Kim Chan    Thai
Richard Leaf    Neighbour
Julie T. Wallace    Major Iceborg
Al Matthews    General Tudor
Maiwenn Le Besco*    Diva
John Bennett    Priest
Ivan Heng    Left Arm
Sonita Henry    President's Aide
Tim McMullan    Scientist's Aide
Hon Ping Tang    Munro's Captain
George Khan    Head Scientist
John Hughes    Head of Military
Roberto Bryce    Omar
Said Talidi    Aziz
Justin Lee Burrows    Mondoshawan
Richard Ashton    Mondoshawan
Jerome Blake    Mondoshawan
Kevin Molloy    Mondoshawan/Ground Crew
Bill Reimbold    Mactilburgh's Assistant
Colin Brooks    Staedert's Captain
Anthony Chinn    Mactilburgh's Technician
Sam Douglas    Chief NY Cop
Derek Ezenagu    NY Cop
David Kennedy    Flying Cop
David Barrass    Flying Cop
Roger Monk    Flying Cop/Military Technician
Mac McDonald    Flying Cop
Mark Seaton    Flying Cop
Jean Luc Caron    Flying Cop
Riz Meedin    Flying Cop
Jerry Ezekiel    Flying Cop
Indra Ove    VIP Stewardess
Nicole Merry    VIP Stewardess
Stacey McKenzie    VIP Stewardess
Rachel Willis    Stewardess
Genevieve Maylam    Stewardess
Josie Perez    Stewardess
Natasha Brice    Stewardess
Sophia Goth    Check In Attendant
Martin McDougall    Warship Captain
Peter Dunwell    Diva's Manager
Paul Priestley    Cop
Jason Salkey    Cop
Stewart Harvey Wilson    Ruby Rhod Assistant
Dave Fishley    Ruby Rhod Assistant
Carlton Chance    Ruby Rhod Assistant
Gin Clarke    Diva's Assistant
Vladimir McCrary    Human Aknot
Clifton Lloyd Bryan    Mangalore Aknot/Airport Guard
Aron Paramor    Mangalore Akanit
Alan Ruscoe    Mangalore Kino
Christopher Adamson    Airport Cop
Eve Salvail    Tawdry Girl
Kaleem Janjua    Shuttle Pilot
Tyrone Tyrell    Shuttle Co-pilot
Kevin Brewerton    Shuttle Mechanic
Vince Pellegrino    Ground Crew
Ian Beckett    Baby Ray
Sonny Caldinez    Emperor Kodar Japhet
Zeta Graff    Princess Achen
Eddie Ellwood    Roy Von Bacon
Yui    Fhloston Hostess
Laura de Palma    Fhloston Hostess
Michael Culkin    Hefty Man
Lenny McLean    Police Chief
Robert Oates    Fhloston Commander
John Sharian    Fhloston Captain
Fred Williams    Hotel Manager
Sibyl Buck    Zorg's Secretary
Sarah Carrington    Scientist
Grant James    Scientist
Ali Yassine    Scientist
Sean Buckley    Scientist
Dave Messam    Military Technician
Nathan Hamlett    Military Technician
Cecil Cheng    Military Technician
Scott Woods    Lab Guard
Leon Dekker    Lab Guard
David Garvey    Staedert's Technician
Stanley Kowalski    Staedert's Technician
Omar Hibbert Williams    Staedert's Technician
Robert Clapperton    Robot Barman
Robert Alexander    Warship Technician
Mia Frye    TV Stewardess
Leo Williams    Power Operator
Keith Martin    Power Operator
J.D. Dawodu    Zorg's Man
Patrick Nicholls    Zorg's Man
Shaun Davis    Zorg's Man
Roy Garcia Singh    Zorg's Man
Alex Georgijev    Zorg's Man
Marie Guillard    Burger's Assistant
Renee Montemayor    Burger's Assistant
Stina Richardson    Burger's Assistant

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Patrice Ledoux    Producer
Luc Besson    Screenwriter
Robert Mark Kamen    Screenwriter
Luc Besson    Based on a Story By
Thierry Arbogast    Director of Photography
Dan Weil    Production Designer
Sylvie Landra    Editor
Iain Smith    Co-Producer
Mark Stetson    Visual Effects Supervisor
Jean-Paul Gaultier    Costume Designer
Eric Serra    Composer
Chris Carreras    Assistant Director
Sarah Bradshaw    Production Manager
Barrie Melrose    Assistant Director: Second Unit
Jim Morahan    Art Director
Kevin Phipps    Art Director
Michael Lamont    Art Director
Maggie Gray    Set Decorator
Anna Pinnock    Set Decorator
Nick Allder    Special Effects
Neil Corbould    Special Effects
Daniel Brisseau    Sound Mixer
Chris Jenkins    Re-recording Mixer
Mark Smith    Re-recording Mixer
Ron Bartlett    Re-recording Mixer
Dwayne Avery    Sound Effects Editor
Julia Evershade    Sound Effects Editor
Howell Gibbens    Sound Effects Editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay    Sound Effects Editor
David Whittaker    Sound Effects Editor
David Lewis Yewdall    Sound Effects Editor
Mark Mangini    Sound Designer
Lois Burwell    Make up
Sue Love    Hairstylist
Anita Camarata    Music Supervisor
Lucinda Syson    Casting Director
Francine Maisler    Casting Director
Marc Boyle    Stunt Coordinator

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

Friday Estimates: Dunkirk Dunks on the Competition with $19.8 million

July 22nd, 2017

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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. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1997/05/09 1 $17,031,345   2,500 $6,813   $17,031,345 1
1997/05/16 1 $11,410,863 -33% 2,500 $4,564   $34,213,330 2
1997/05/23 3 $8,021,290 -30% 2,500 $3,209   $46,031,440 3
1997/05/30 5 $4,032,169 -50% 2,500 $1,613   $51,503,539 4
1997/06/06 8 $2,078,812 -48% 1,957 $1,062   $55,360,251 5
1997/06/13 8 $1,483,840 -29% 1,560 $951   $57,922,135 6
1997/06/20 9 $865,012 -42% 1,066 $811   $59,767,649 7
1997/06/27 12 $372,023 -57% 662 $562   $60,652,257 8
1997/07/04 21 $147,367 -60% 202 $730   $60,966,673 9
1997/07/11 25 $102,955 -30% 185 $557   $61,138,490 10
1997/07/18 30 $100,291 -3% 173 $580   $61,310,358 11
1997/07/25 18 $420,687 +319% 673 $625   $61,778,086 12
1997/08/01 22 $327,830 -22% 600 $546   $62,339,880 13
1997/08/08 28 $165,754 -49% 345 $480   $62,717,503 14
1997/08/15 35 $133,912 -19% 272 $492   $62,951,133 15
1997/08/22 39 $114,164 -15% 176 $649   $63,125,637 16
1997/08/29 46 $57,988 -49% 90 $644   $63,244,003 17
1997/09/05 43 $51,172 -12% 84 $609   $63,307,464 18
1997/09/12 43 $52,884 +3% 78 $678   $63,381,708 19
1997/09/19 46 $43,896 -17% 59 $744   $63,447,915 20
1997/09/26 52 $34,480 -21% 40 $862   $63,502,394 21
1997/10/03 57 $21,816 -37% 27 $808   $63,540,020 22

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/06/20 10 $233,396   1,066 $219   $59,136,033 43
1997/06/21 9 $365,730 +57% 1,066 $343   $59,501,763 44
1997/06/22 - $265,886 -27% 1,066 $249   $59,767,649 45
1997/06/23 - $118,079 -56% 1,066 $111   $59,885,728 46
1997/06/24 10 $144,263 +22% 1,066 $135   $60,029,991 47
1997/06/25 11 $125,270 -13% 1,066 $118   $60,155,261 48
1997/06/26 9 $124,973 n/c 1,066 $117   $60,280,234 49
1997/06/27 - $110,600 -12% 662 $167   $60,390,834 50
1997/06/28 - $135,528 +23% 662 $205   $60,526,362 51
1997/06/29 - $125,895 -7% 662 $190   $60,652,257 52
1997/06/30 - $62,175 -51% 662 $94   $60,714,432 53
1997/07/01 - $42,025 -32% 662 $63   $60,756,457 54
1997/07/02 - $24,726 -41% 662 $37   $60,781,183 55
1997/07/03 - $38,123 +54% 662 $58   $60,819,306 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1997/05/09 1 $22,802,467   2,500 $9,121   $22,802,467 1
1997/05/16 1 $15,207,683 -33% 2,500 $6,083   $38,010,150 2
1997/05/23 3 $9,461,220 -38% 2,500 $3,784   $47,471,370 3
1997/05/30 5 $5,810,069 -39% 2,500 $2,324   $53,281,439 4
1997/06/06 8 $3,156,856 -46% 1,957 $1,613   $56,438,295 5
1997/06/13 8 $2,464,342 -22% 1,560 $1,580   $58,902,637 6
1997/06/20 11 $1,377,597 -44% 1,066 $1,292   $60,280,234 7
1997/06/27 14 $539,072 -61% 662 $814   $60,819,306 8
1997/07/04 21 $216,229 -60% 202 $1,070   $61,035,535 9
1997/07/11 25 $174,532 -19% 185 $943   $61,210,067 10
1997/07/18 31 $147,332 -16% 173 $852   $61,357,399 11
1997/07/25 20 $654,651 +344% 673 $973   $62,012,050 12
1997/08/01 22 $539,699 -18% 600 $899   $62,551,749 13
1997/08/08 27 $265,472 -51% 345 $769   $62,817,221 14
1997/08/15 34 $194,252 -27% 272 $714   $63,011,473 15
1997/08/22 37 $174,542 -10% 176 $992   $63,186,015 16
1997/08/29 46 $70,277 -60% 90 $781   $63,256,292 17
1997/09/05 40 $72,532 +3% 84 $863   $63,328,824 18
1997/09/12 44 $75,195 +4% 78 $964   $63,404,019 19
1997/09/19 45 $63,895 -15% 59 $1,083   $63,467,914 20
1997/09/26 51 $50,290 -21% 40 $1,257   $63,518,204 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 6/23/2017 $3,734 1 48 71 $99,307 8/28/2017
New Zealand 6/16/2017 $5,812 2 2 2 $5,812 6/19/2017
 
Rest of World $200,222,780
 
International Total$200,327,899 8/28/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/16/20091313,122 13,122$341,042$341,042610
8/23/2009127,844-40% 20,966$203,863$544,905611
7/16/2017147,706 321,297$45,463$8,053,7771,023

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