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History of the World: Part I (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,672,000Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,567 $31,672,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,500 $31,672,000
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 532 $31,672,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 601-700) 668 $31,672,000

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$11,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 12th, 1981 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: July 1st, 1997 by Fox Home Entertainment
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Keywords: Same Actor, Multiple Roles
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 313 $5,572,312 Jul 3, 1981 24

Supporting Cast

John Hurt    Jezus

Cameos

Bea Arthur    Unemployment Insurance Clerk

Uncategorized

Nigel Hawthorne    Citizen Official
Gregory Hines    Josephus
Sid Caesar    Chief Caveman
Orson Welles    Narrator
Barry Levinson    Column Salesman
Beatrice Arthur    Dole office clerk
John Hillerman    Rich man
Mel Brooks    Various roles
Dom DeLuise    Emperor Nero
Cloris Leachman    Madame DeFarge
Madeline Kahn    Empress Nympho

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
John Morris    Composer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/06/12 3 $4,892,731   484 $10,109   $4,892,731 1
1981/06/19 4 $3,192,557 -35% 497 $6,424   $0 2
1981/06/26 9 $2,279,043 -29% 584 $3,902   $14,569,007 3
1981/07/03 9 $1,726,982 -24% 606 $2,850   $17,614,213 4
1981/07/10 12 $1,100,047 -36% 494 $2,227   $19,597,566 5
1981/07/17 14 $890,975 -19% 462 $1,929   $21,042,641 6
1981/07/31 16 $0   0     $22,736,928 8
1981/08/07 19 $282,771   175 $1,616   $23,253,349 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/06/19 3 $15,482,521   497 $31,152   $12,289,964 2
1981/06/26 8 $3,597,267 -77% 584 $6,160   $15,887,231 3
1981/07/03 8 $2,610,288 -27% 606 $4,307   $18,497,519 4
1981/07/10 13 $1,654,147 -37% 494 $3,348   $20,151,666 5
1981/07/31 15 $233,650   0     $22,970,578 8

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