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Meatballs (1979)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $43,000,000Details
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,913 $43,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,851 $43,000,000
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 301-400) 369 $43,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 510 $43,000,000

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 29th, 1979 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: January 7th, 1997 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Franchise: Meatballs
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Keywords: Camping, Slobs vs. Snobs, Coming of Age, Voiceover/Narration, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Ensemble, Food, Miscellaneous Sports, Romance, First Love, Underdog, Scene in End Credits, Competitive Eating, Improvised
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Canada

Leading Cast



Matt Craven    Hardware
Chris Makepeace    Rudy

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Production and Technical Credits


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June 11th, 2012

It's another strong week at the home market, at least for this time of year. Usually at this time of year we are dealing with January and February releases, which tend to be rather bad and are rarely big hits at the box office. However, we have the last of the winter blockbusters coming out this Tuesday. The Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Blu-ray Combo Pack will be the best selling release of the week, and good enough to buy, but it is not Pick of the Week material. There were a couple others that came close, like Too Big to Fail on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and In Darkness on DVD or Blu-ray. In the end, I went with Shallow Grave's Criterion Collection Blu-ray as the pick of the week, although Harold and Maude's Criterion Collection Blu-ray and Gold Rush's Criterion Collection Blu-ray are really close behind. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1979/06/29 3 $77,170   7 $11,024   $77,170 1

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