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Jaws (1975)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $260,000,000Details
International Box Office $210,700,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $470,700,000
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $5,229,605 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,534,577 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $9,764,182
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 107 $260,000,000
All Time International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 350 $210,700,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 213 $470,700,000

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 20th, 1975 (Wide) by Universal
June 21st, 2015 (Limited) by Fathom Events
Video Release: August 14th, 2012 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 124 minutes
Franchise: Jaws
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Keywords: Animals Gone Bad, Visual Effects, Addiction, Government Corruption, Development Hell
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Zancuk Company, David Brown
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $150m 333 $260,000,000 Dec 31, 1975 195
Fastest to $200m 188 $260,000,000 Dec 31, 1975 195
Fastest to $250m 114 $260,000,000 Dec 31, 1975 195
Fastest to $100m 584 $100,375,045 Aug 15, 1975 59
Fastest to $50m 1,172 $63,575,376 Jul 11, 1975 28
Theater Average 4th Weekend 99 $12,834 Jul 11, 1975 24

Leading Cast

   Chief Martin Brody

Supporting Cast

Lorraine Gary    Ellen Brody
Murray Hamilton    Mayer Vaughn
Carl Gottlieb    Editor Meadows
Jeffrey Kramer    Policeman Hendricks
Susan Blacklinie    Chrissie
Jonathan Filley    Cassidy
Ted Grossman    Estuary Victim
Chris Rebello    Michael Brody
Jay Mello    Sean Brody
Lee Fierro    Mrs. Kitner
Robert Nevin    Medical Examiner
Jeffrey Voorhees    Alex Kitner
Craig Kingsbury    Ben Gardner
Robert Chambers    Charlie
Edward Chalmers, Jr.    Denherder
Cyprien P.R. Dube    Posner
Robert Carroll    Polk
Philip G. Murray    Mr. Taft
Jane Courtney    Mrs. Taft
Peggy Scott    Polly
Donald Poole    Harbor Master
Hershal West    Salatore
Alfred Wilde    Iteisel/Mr. Wiseman
Big Joe LaCreta    Barwood
Chris Anastasio    Out of Towner
William Pfluger    Sailboat Skipper
Richard P. Hewitt    Walter
Walter Hooper, Jr.    Harry
Richard S. Young    Pratt
Henry Carreio    Felix
Francis A. Frank    Boat Rental Man
Eleanor L. Harvey    Motorboat Skipper
William O'Gorman    Man with Dynamite
Brendan Gallagher    Man with Dynamite


Peter Benchley    Interviewer

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

Production and Technical Credits

Peter Benchley    Screenwriter
Carl Gottlieb    Screenwriter
Peter Benchley    Based on the novel by
Richard D. Zanuck    Producer
David Brown    Producer
John Williams    Composer
Bill Butler    Cinematographer
Verna Fields    Editor
Joseph Alves Jr.    Art Director
Tom Joyner    Assistant Director
Jim Fargo    Unit Production Manager
Joseph Alves Jr.    Production Designer
John M. Dwyer    Set Decorator
John R. Carter    Sound
Robert Hoyt    Sound
Joseph Glassman    Music Editor
Shari Rhodes    Casting

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 14th, 2012

August 14th, 2012

It is an amazing week on the home market, almost. One of the biggest films of all time comes out on DVD and Blu-ray this week; however, fans of The Hunger Games will have to wait till a minute after midnight on Saturday morning to get a hold of the film. I hope my screener will arrive before then. As for releases coming out this Tuesday, there are some that should sell well, but for Pick of the Week, I think Jaws' Blu-ray debut it a top contender. The Hunger Games is also a contender for Pick of the Week. I'm going with Jaws, but it is a close race. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Jaws

August 12th, 2012

Jaws was one of the first movies I ever reviewed. There's little need to add much to my opinion of the movie; I thought it was a must have then and I think it is a must have now. However, this is the film's Blu-ray debut. Does it look and sound good in high definition? And are there any new extras compared to the previous release? More...

DVD Review - Jaws - 30th Anniversary Edition

June 29th, 2005

Recently Universal released a special 30th anniversary edition of Jaws. Does this 2-Disc DVD do justice to this classic film? More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1975/06/20 1 $7,790,627   409 $19,048   $7,790,627 1
1975/06/27 1 $6,810,584 -13% 409 $16,652   $21,116,354 2
1975/07/04 1 $6,443,138 -5% 409 $15,753   $36,954,111 3
1975/07/11 1 $5,954,787 -8% 464 $12,834   $49,516,476 4
1975/07/18 1 $6,150,000 +3% 675 $9,111   $69,725,376 5
1975/08/01 1 $0   706 $0   $80,750,000 7
1975/08/15 1 $0   954 $0   $100,375,045 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1975/06/20 1 $14,305,770   409 $34,977   $14,305,770 1
1975/06/27 1 $16,205,203 +13% 409 $39,622   $30,510,973 2
1975/07/04 1 $13,050,716 -19% 409 $31,909   $43,561,689 3
1975/07/11 1 $20,013,687 +53% 464 $43,133   $63,575,376 4

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/19/20122814,580 14,580$203,974$203,9741

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/26/2012641,564 41,564$829,619$829,6192
9/2/20121419,055-54% 60,619$380,727$1,210,3463
9/9/20121315,809-17% 76,428$315,703$1,526,0494
9/16/2012158,400-47% 84,828$167,658$1,693,7075

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