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Primal Fear (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $56,073,633Details
International Box Office $46,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $102,573,633
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,427 $56,073,633
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,634 $46,500,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,439 $102,573,633
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 408 $56,073,633
All Time International Box Office for R Movies (Rank 401-500) 438 $46,500,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 398 $102,573,633

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 5th, 1996 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: October 21st, 1998 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for brief grisly violence, pervasive strong language and a sex scene
Running Time: 129 minutes
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Keywords: Surprise Twist
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Rysher Entertainment, Gary Lucchesi
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,353 $51,091,793 May 17, 1996 45
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day) 80 $9,871,222 Apr 5, 1996 3
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 49 $20,032,774 Apr 5, 1996 3
Easter (Opening, 3-Day) 39 $9,871,222 Apr 5, 1996 3
Easter (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 23 $20,032,774 Apr 5, 1996 3

Leading Cast

   Martin Vail

Supporting Cast

Laura Linney    Janet Venable
John Mahoney    Shaughnessy
Alfre Woodard    Judge Miriam Shoat
Frances McDormand    Dr. Molly Arrington
Edward Norton    Aaron Stampler/Roy
Terry O'Quinn    Bud Yancy
Andre Braugher    Tommy Goodman
Steven Bauer    Joey Pinero
Maura Tierney    Naomi Chance

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Steve Shagan    Screenwriter
Ann Biderman    Screenwriter
William Diehl    Story Creator
Gary Lucchesi    Producer
Robert McMinn    Co-Producer
Howard W. Koch    Executive Producer
Michael Chapman    Cinematographer
David Rosenbloom    Editor
James Newton Howard    Composer
Jeannine Oppewall    Production Designer
William Arnold    Art Director
Erin Kemp    Set Designer
Mark Poll    Set Designer
Louisa Bonnie    Set Designer
Cindy Carr    Set Decorator
Betsy Cox    Costume Designer
Steve Cantamessa    Costume Designer
Arnold Rudnick    Associate Producer
Patricia Graf    Associate Producer
J. Stephen Buck    Assistant Director
Deborah Aquila    Casting Director
Jane Shannon    Casting Director

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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/04/05 1 $9,871,222   1,983 $4,978   $11,892,480 1
1996/04/12 1 $8,108,561 -18% 1,983 $4,089   $23,820,908 2
1996/04/19 1 $6,585,472 -19% 1,983 $3,321   $33,094,598 3
1996/04/26 4 $4,704,262 -29% 1,955 $2,406   $39,804,588 4
1996/05/03 4 $3,606,158 -23% 1,983 $1,819   $44,875,034 5
1996/05/10 4 $2,406,324 -33% 1,887 $1,275   $48,394,665 6
1996/05/17 6 $1,955,768 -19% 1,728 $1,132   $51,091,793 7
1996/05/24 8 $1,429,961 -27% 1,176 $1,216   $53,020,214 8
1996/05/31 12 $592,420 -59% 789 $751   $53,891,394 9
1996/06/07 18 $286,413 -52% 463 $619   $54,394,668 10
1996/06/14 26 $134,920 -53% 277 $487   $54,648,287 11
1996/06/21 35 $75,086 -44% 149 $504   $54,808,784 12
1996/06/28 41 $61,572 -18% 115 $535   $54,904,875 13
1996/07/05 18 $386,205 +527% 523 $738   $55,304,362 14
1996/07/12 25 $166,961 -57% 415 $402   $55,602,052 15
1996/07/19 33 $86,220 -48% 242 $356   $55,770,152 16
1996/07/26 45 $50,856 -41% 161 $316   $55,863,515 17
1996/08/02 40 $50,388 -1% 116 $434   $55,945,726 18
1996/08/09 48 $36,880 -27% 68 $542   $56,013,000 19

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/04/05 1 $13,691,089   1,983 $6,904   $15,712,347 1
1996/04/12 1 $10,796,779 -21% 1,983 $5,445   $26,509,126 2
1996/04/19 1 $8,591,200 -20% 1,983 $4,332   $35,100,326 3
1996/04/26 3 $6,168,550 -28% 1,955 $3,155   $41,268,876 4
1996/05/03 4 $4,719,465 -23% 1,983 $2,380   $45,988,341 5
1996/05/10 4 $3,147,684 -33% 1,887 $1,668   $49,136,025 6
1996/05/17 6 $2,454,228 -22% 1,728 $1,420   $51,590,253 7
1996/05/24 8 $1,708,721 -30% 1,176 $1,453   $53,298,974 8
1996/05/31 12 $809,281 -53% 789 $1,026   $54,108,255 9
1996/06/07 19 $405,112 -50% 463 $875   $54,513,367 10
1996/06/14 25 $220,331 -46% 277 $795   $54,733,698 11
1996/06/21 33 $109,605 -50% 149 $736   $54,843,303 12
1996/06/28 36 $74,854 -32% 115 $651   $54,918,157 13
1996/07/05 19 $516,934 +591% 523 $988   $55,435,091 14
1996/07/12 27 $248,841 -52% 415 $600   $55,683,932 15
1996/07/19 35 $128,727 -48% 242 $532   $55,812,659 16
1996/07/26 37 $82,679 -36% 161 $514   $55,895,338 17
1996/08/02 40 $80,782 -2% 116 $696   $55,976,120 18

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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