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Jungle Fever (1991)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,739,045Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,558 $31,739,045
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,494 $31,739,045
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 801-900) 810 $31,739,045
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,107 $31,739,045

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 7th, 1991 (Limited) by Universal
MPAA Rating: R for sensuality, strong language, drug content, and for violence.
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Keywords: Interracial Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

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Never Wide Domestic 33 $31,739,045 Jun 7, 1991 0

Leading Cast

   Flipper Purify
   Angie Tucci

Supporting Cast

Spike Lee    Cyrus
Ossie Davis    The Good Reverend Doctor Purify
Ruby Dee    Lucinda Purify
Samuel L. Jackson    Gator Purify
Lonette McKee    Drew
Frank Vincent    Mike Tucci
Anthony Quinn    Lou Carbone
Halle Berry    Vivian
Tyra Ferrell    Orin Goode
Veronica Webb    Vera
Veronica Timbers    Ming
David Dundara    Charlie Tucci
Michael Imperioli    James Tucci
Nicholas Turturro    Vinny
Steven Randazzo    Sonny
Joe D'Onofrio    Patty
Michael Badalucco    Frankie Botz
Anthony Nocerino    Veeshay
Debi Mazar    Denise
Gina Mastrogiacomo    Louise
Tim Robbins    Jerry
Brad Dourif    Leslie
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney    Nilda
Theresa Randle    Inez
Pamela Tyson    Angela
Rick Aiello    Officer Long
Miguel Sandoval    Officer Ponte
Charles Q. Murphy    Livin' Large
Talese Harris    Iris
Melvin Bethea    Drug Dealer
Ewart Lauder    Drug Dealer
Randolph May    Man in Crack den
Averell Curtle    Young Panhandler
El-Shah Muhammad    Gentleman in Wheelchair
Susanna White    Church lady
Danielle Coleman    Woman Panhandler
Marilyn Nelson    Crack Lady
Bob Adrian    Man on the Street
Doug E. Doug    Friend of Livin' Large
Scot Anthony Robinson    Friend of Livin' Large
Frank Esposito    Frankie, Denise's brother
Joseph Giammarino    Boy in Candy Store
Shawn Lowenthal    Boy in Candy Store
Queen Latifah    Lashawn
Curtis Atkins    Paperboy
Yvette Brooks    Mouth
Mamie Louise Anderson    Mouth


John Turturro    Paulie Carbone

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Production and Technical Credits

Spike Lee    Screenwriter
Spike Lee    Story Creator
Spike Lee    Producer
Wynn Thomas    Production Designer
Sam Pollard    Editor
Terence Blanchard    Composer
Ernest Dickerson    Cinematographer
Monty Ross    Co-Producer
Jon Kilik    Line Producer
Randy Fletcher    Assistant Director
Preston Holmes    Production Supervisor
Ted Glass    Set Decorator
Ruth E. Carter    Costume Designer
Jennifer Bryan    Costume Supervisor
Brunilda Torres    Additional Editor
Russell Williams II    Sound Mixer
Tom Fleischman    Re-recording Mixer
Ron Bochar    Sound Effects Editor
Skip Lievsay    Sound Designer
Kevin Lee    Dialogue Editor
Fred Rosenberg    Dialogue Editor
Jeffrey Stern    Dialogue Editor
Magdaline Volaitis    Dialogue Editor
Alex Steyermark    Music Editor
Laini Thompson    Make-up and Hair Designer
Bernadette Mazur    Make-up and Hair Designer
Larry Cherry    Men's hair
Clifford Booker    Women's hair
Stevie Wonder    Additional Music
Robi Reed    Casting Director
Jeff Ward    Stunt Coordinator

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/06/07 3 $5,332,860   636 $8,385   $5,332,860 1
1991/06/14 4 $5,194,560 -3% 773 $6,720   $13,147,740 2
1991/06/21 6 $4,076,520 -22% 844 $4,830   $19,581,910 3
1991/06/28 7 $2,569,880 -37% 825 $3,115   $23,687,870 4

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/06/07 3 $7,953,180   636 $12,505   $7,953,180 1
1991/06/14 4 $7,552,210 -5% 773 $9,770   $15,505,390 2
1991/06/21 6 $5,612,600 -26% 844 $6,650   $21,117,990 3