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Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Multiple Maniacs
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,036Details
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The Cavalcade of Perversion is a traveling side-show put on by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than- life Divine, who’s out for blood after discovering her lover’s affair.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,701-12,800) 12,743 $33,036
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,801-17,900) 17,815 $33,036
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,240 $33,036
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,149 $33,036

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 10th, 1970 (Limited)
August 5th, 2016 (Limited) by Janus Films
Video Release: March 21st, 2017 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: NC-17
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Circus, Infidelity, Revenge, LGBT, Narcotics, Spoof, Surrealism / Absurdism, Cannibalism, Transexual
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Dreamland Studios
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

David Lochary    Mr. David
Mary Vivian Pearce    Bonnie
Mink Stole    Religious Pervert
Cookie Mueller    Cookie Divine
Edith Massey    Barmaid/Jesus Christ’s Mother
George Figgs    Jesus Christ
Paul Swift    Steve
Michael Renner    Infant of Prague
Rick Morrow    Ricky

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

Production and Technical Credits

John Waters    Screenwriter
John Waters    Producer
Vincent Peranio    Production Designer
John Waters    Editor
John Waters    Composer
George S. Clinton    Composer
John Waters    Cinematographer
Vincent Peranio    Set Decorator

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
2016/08/05 56 $9,814   1 $9,814   $9,814 2,418
2016/08/12 61 $9,538 -3% 5 $1,908   $25,038 2,419

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/08/05 59 $15,500   1 $15,500   $15,500 2,418
2016/08/12 60 $17,536 +13% 5 $3,507   $33,036 2,419