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The Grifters (1990)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,850,000Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,404 $12,850,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,601-5,700) 5,680 $12,850,000
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,472 $12,850,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,770 $12,850,000

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 7th, 1990 (Wide) by Miramax
MPAA Rating: R
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Keywords: Confidence Men, Film Noir, Dysfunctional Family, Romance, Relationships Gone Wrong, Intertitle, Faked Death, Non-Chronological, Voiceover/Narration, Split Screen, Directing Yourself, Hallucinations, Single Parent, Horse Racing, Gambling, Revenge, Organized Crime
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 177 $7,185,260 Jan 25, 1991 52

Leading Cast

   Roy Dillon

Supporting Cast

Pat Hingle    Bobo Justus


Annette Bening    Myra Langtry
Jeremy Piven    Sailor - Freshman
Xander Berkeley    Lt. Pierson
Anjelica Huston    Lilly Dillon
Eddie Jones    Mintz
Stephen Tobolowsky    Jeweler
Jon Gries    Drunk's Friend
Martin Scorsese    Opening Voice-over
J.T. Walsh    Cole

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Production and Technical Credits


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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/01/25 6 $3,372,346   766 $4,403   $3,670,674 8
1991/02/01 9 $2,483,250 -26% 779 $3,188   $6,859,468 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/01/25 6 $4,077,890   766 $5,324   $4,376,218 8