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Scarface (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,942,821Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $15,509,643 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,871,306 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $20,380,949
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,796 $44,942,821
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,690 $44,942,821
All Time Domestic Box Office for Remake Movies 98 $44,942,821
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Remake Movies (Rank 101-200) 139 $44,942,821

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 9th, 1983 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: March 31st, 1998 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Keywords: Mafia, Film Noir, Narcotics, Intertitle, Organized Crime, Corrupt Cops, Relationships Gone Wrong, Addiction, Hitmen, Revenge, Foreign Language, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Remake
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 187 $12,497,295 Dec 30, 1983 24
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 241 $10,007,872 Dec 23, 1983 17

Cast

   Tony Montana
Steven Bauer    Manny Ray
Michelle Pfeiffer    Elvira Hancock
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio    Gina Montana
Robert Loggia    Frank Lopez
Miriam Colon    Mama Montana
F. Murray Abraham    Omar Swarez
Harris Yulin    Mel Bernstein

Production and Technical Credits

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/12/09 2 $4,597,536   996 $4,616   $4,597,536 1
1983/12/16 2 $3,487,680 -24% 1,008 $3,460   $10,245,680 2
1983/12/23 3 $3,542,112 +2% 1,004 $3,528   $15,368,860 3
1983/12/30 4 $4,423,200 +25% 970 $4,560   $22,055,200 4
1984/01/06 3 $3,115,200 -30% 885 $3,520   $26,336,200 5
1984/01/13 4 $2,546,875 -18% 815 $3,125   $29,901,875 6
1984/01/20 7 $1,533,000 -40% 700 $2,190   $32,198,000 7
1984/01/27 8 $1,469,520 -4% 624 $2,355   $34,297,520 8
1984/02/03 12 $1,257,250 -14% 535 $2,350   $35,959,250 9
1984/02/10 10 $1,020,780 -19% 477 $2,140   $37,248,780 10
1984/02/17 11 $988,824 -3% 336 $2,943   $38,502,378 11
1984/02/24 12 $786,760 -20% 442 $1,780   $39,351,760 12
1984/03/02 14 $666,250 -15% 410 $1,625   $40,229,250 13
1984/03/09 18 $512,589 -23% 317 $1,617   $40,959,589 14
2003/09/19 32 $242,821   13 $18,679   $44,942,821 1,033
2003/09/26 32 $194,497 -20% 12 $16,208   $656,161 1,034

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/12/09 2 $6,758,000   996 $6,785   $6,758,000 1
1983/12/16 4 $5,068,748 -25% 1,008 $5,029   $11,826,748 2
1983/12/23 3 $5,805,252 +15% 1,004 $5,782   $17,632,000 3
1983/12/30 3 $5,589,000 -4% 970 $5,762   $23,221,000 4
1984/01/06 3 $4,134,000 -26% 885 $4,671   $27,355,000 5
1984/01/13 4 $3,310,000 -20% 815 $4,061   $30,665,000 6
1984/01/20 7 $2,163,000 -35% 700 $3,090   $32,828,000 7
1984/01/27 8 $1,874,000 -13% 624 $3,003   $34,702,000 8
1984/02/03 11 $1,526,000 -19% 535 $2,852   $36,228,000 9
1984/02/10 11 $1,285,554 -16% 477 $2,695   $37,513,554 10
1984/02/17 15 $1,051,446 -18% 336 $3,129   $38,565,000 11
1984/02/24 12 $998,000 -5% 442 $2,258   $39,563,000 12
1984/03/02 13 $884,000 -11% 410 $2,156   $40,447,000 13

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/8/20068116,882 116,882$0$0445

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/11/2011279,564 79,564$1,590,481$1,590,481702
9/18/2011814,507-82% 94,071$319,009$1,909,490703
9/25/2011127,810-46% 101,881$165,815$2,075,305704
10/2/2011206,438-18% 108,319$142,597$2,217,902705

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For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

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