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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $130,726,716Details
International Box Office $145,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $275,726,716
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 431 $130,726,716
All Time International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 558 $145,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 483 $275,726,716
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 73 $130,726,716
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 95 $145,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 86 $275,726,716

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 14th, 1991 (Wide) by Orion Pictures
International Releases: November 3rd, 2017 (Wide), released as The Silence of the Lambs (Re: 2017) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: October 3rd, 1997 by Orion Video, released as Silence of the Lambs, The
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 118 minutes
Franchise: Hannibal Lecter
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Keywords: Serial Killer, Cannibalism, Oscars Best Picture Winner, Psychological Horror
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 89 $722,362 Jun 21, 1991 130
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 80 $1,871,178 May 17, 1991 95
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 99 $1,964,271 May 10, 1991 88
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 76 $2,540,581 May 3, 1991 81
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 95 $2,590,546 Apr 26, 1991 74
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 75 $3,476,287 Apr 19, 1991 67
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 90 $4,146,846 Apr 12, 1991 60
Fastest to $100m 580 $100,088,453 Apr 12, 1991 60
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 97 $4,760,714 Apr 5, 1991 53
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day) 149 $5,780,994 Mar 29, 1991 46
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 112 $12,317,225 Mar 29, 1991 46
Fastest to $50m 1,138 $58,125,470 Mar 8, 1991 25
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day) 78 $13,766,814 Feb 15, 1991 4
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 32 $29,332,143 Feb 15, 1991 4
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 3-Day) 46 $13,766,814 Feb 15, 1991 4
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 23 $29,332,143 Feb 15, 1991 4

Leading Cast

   Clarice Starling

Uncategorized

Brooke Smith    Catherine Martin
Kasi Lemmons    Ardelia Mapp
Chris Isaak    SWAT Commander
Anthony Hopkins    Hannibal Lecter
Frankie Faison    Barney Matthews
Scott Glenn    Jack Crawford
Ted Levine    Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb
Anthony Heald    Dr. Frederick Chilton
Tracey Walter    Lamar
Dan Butler    Roden
Pat McNamara    Sheriff Perkins
George A. Romero    FBI Agent in Memphis

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Karen O'Hara    Set Decorator

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
1991/02/15 1 $13,766,814   1,497 $9,196   $15,179,676 1
1991/02/22 1 $11,947,765 -13% 1,515 $7,886   $30,895,958 2
1991/03/01 1 $10,616,383 -11% 1,535 $6,916   $45,514,175 3
1991/03/08 1 $8,893,306 -16% 1,586 $5,607   $58,125,470 4
1991/03/15 1 $7,656,361 -14% 1,600 $4,785   $68,885,835 5
1991/03/22 2 $6,687,991 -13% 1,608 $4,159   $78,258,485 6
1991/03/29 2 $5,780,994 -14% 1,616 $3,577   $87,119,351 7
1991/04/05 2 $4,760,714 -18% 1,627 $2,926   $94,425,327 8
1991/04/12 3 $4,146,846 -13% 1,635 $2,536   $100,088,453 9
1991/04/19 4 $3,476,287 -16% 1,642 $2,117   $104,928,786 10
1991/04/26 6 $2,590,546 -25% 1,627 $1,592   $108,662,853 11
1991/05/03 6 $2,540,581 -2% 1,619 $1,569   $112,193,973 12
1991/05/10 5 $1,964,271 -23% 1,574 $1,248   $115,093,023 13
1991/05/17 7 $1,871,178 -5% 1,444 $1,296   $117,814,717 14
1991/05/24 13 $1,292,143 -31% 883 $1,463   $119,828,381 15
1991/05/31 14 $1,039,120 -20% 987 $1,053   $121,185,746 16
1991/06/14 12 $726,501   803 $905   $123,271,133 18
1991/06/21 13 $722,362 -1% 672 $1,075   $124,507,594 19

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1991/02/14 1 $1,412,862   1,497 $944   $1,412,862 1

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/02/15 1 $17,535,331   1,497 $11,714   $18,948,193 2
1991/02/22 1 $15,949,599 -9% 1,515 $10,528   $34,897,792 3
1991/03/01 1 $14,334,372 -10% 1,535 $9,338   $49,232,164 4
1991/03/08 1 $11,997,310 -16% 1,586 $7,565   $61,229,474 5
1991/03/15 1 $10,341,020 -14% 1,600 $6,463   $71,570,494 6
1991/03/22 2 $9,767,863 -6% 1,608 $6,075   $81,338,357 7
1991/03/29 2 $8,326,256 -15% 1,616 $5,152   $89,664,613 8
1991/04/05 3 $6,276,994 -25% 1,627 $3,858   $95,941,607 9
1991/04/12 3 $5,510,892 -12% 1,635 $3,371   $101,452,499 10
1991/04/19 4 $4,619,808 -16% 1,642 $2,814   $106,072,307 11
1991/04/26 6 $3,581,085 -22% 1,627 $2,201   $109,653,392 12
1991/05/03 6 $3,475,360 -3% 1,619 $2,147   $113,128,752 13
1991/05/10 5 $2,814,787 -19% 1,574 $1,788   $115,943,539 14
1991/05/17 7 $2,592,699 -8% 1,444 $1,795   $118,536,238 15
1991/05/24 14 $1,610,388 -38% 883 $1,824   $120,146,626 16
1991/06/14 12 $1,240,600   803 $1,545   $123,785,232 19

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 11/3/2017 $10,954 2 2 2 $10,954 11/9/2017
 
Rest of World $144,989,046
 
International Total$145,000,000 11/9/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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