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Summer of Sam (1999)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,288,130Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,532 $19,288,130
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,601-4,700) 4,647 $19,288,130
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,146 $19,288,130
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,447 $19,288,130

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$22,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 2nd, 1999 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence and sexuality, pervasive strong language and drug use
Running Time: 142 minutes
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Keywords: Serial Killer
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 154 $7,991,450 Jul 2, 1999 3
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 159 $14,110,887 Jul 2, 1999 3
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day) 55 $7,991,450 Jul 2, 1999 3
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 53 $14,110,887 Jul 2, 1999 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 75 3.96 Jul 2, 1999 3

Supporting Cast

John Leguizamo    Vinny
Adrien Brody    Ritchie
Mira Sorvino    Dionna
Jennifer Esposito    Ruby
Anthony LaPaglia    Detective Lou Petrocelli
Bebe Neuwirth    Gloria
Patti LuPone    Helen
Ben Gazzara    Luigi
John Savage    Simon
Michael Badalucco    Son of Sam
Michael Rispoli    Joe T
Mike Starr    Eddie
Roger Guenveur Smith    Detective Curt Atwater
Saverio Guerra    Woodstock
Brian Tarantina    Bobby Del Fiore
Arthur Nascarella    Mario
Al Palagonia    Anthony
Ken Garito    Brian
Joe Lisi    Tony Olives
James Reno    Crony
Spike Lee    Reporter John Jeffries
Lucia Grillo    Chiara
Nelson Vasquez    Officer Cruz
Darielle Gilad    Debbie Cadabra
Michael Harper    Raygun
Jessica Galbreath    Fire
Evan Cohen    Bite
George Tabb    Spider
Michael Imperioli    Midnite
Victor Colicchio    Chickie
Peter Maloney    Detective Timothy Dowd
Christopher Wynkoop    Sam Carr
John Turturro    Voice of Harvey the Black Dog
Ernie Anastos    Anchorman
Jim Jensen    Anchorman
Melba Tolliver    Anchorwoman
Phil Rizuto    Yankee Broadcaster
Danielle Burgio    Girl in Parked Car
Lisa France    Girl in Parked Car
Peter Epstein    Chuckie
Jill Stokesberry    Rose
Joseph Lyle Taylor    Ron
Kim Director    Dee
Bill Raymond    Father Cadilli
Mildred Clinton    Italian Woman at Murder Site
Emelise Aleandri    Italian Woman at Murder Site
Michael Sorvino    Bowler at Diner
Phil Campanella    2nd Bowler at Diner
William H. Burns    Officer
Ernest Mingione    Officer
Frank Fortunato    Doorman
Dan Zappin    Simon's Male Friend
Murielle Cohen    Simon's Female Friend
Christina Kolbe    Simon's Female Friend
Charlotte Colavin    Neighbor
Clayton Barber    Punk
Joie Lee    Bed Stuy Woman Interviewed
Rome Neal    Bed Stuy Man Interviewed
Mark Breland    Bed Stuy Man Interviewed
Susan Batson    Bed Stuy Woman Interviewed
Toneda Laiwan    Dot (Atwater's Girlfriend)
Janet Paparazzo    Young Woman Shot by Son of Sam
Jodi Michelle Pynn    Young Woman Shot by Son of Sam
Jennifer S. Badger    Woman Victim
Jeff DeRocker    Man in Car
Nick Oddo    Husband
Damian Achilles    Wounded Man
Joanne Lamstein    Woman in Car
Gabriel Barre    Johnny Nasso
Norman Douglass    Stunt Driver
Tara McNamee    Woman Victim
John Michael Brown    L.E.S. Stitches Band Singer
Damian Branica    L.E.S. Stitches Band Bassist
Lorne Behrman    L.E.S. Stitches Band Guitarist
Curtis Gove    L.E.S. Stitches Band Guitarist
James Baggs    L.E.S. Stitches Band Drummer
Rozie Bacchi    Brian's Girlfriend
Grace DeSena    Joe T's Girlfriend
Zoe Bournelis    Anthony's Girlfriend
Ashleigh Closs    Princess
Frank Cadillac    Patty a.k.a. Man with Weird Eyes
Daniel J. Courtenay    Guitar Store Owner
Michael Prozzo    Rocco
Kathryn Hudd    Rocco's Girlfriend
Antonio Torres    Man Pulled From Car
Pamela Wehner    Lady at Block Party
Dionna Colicchio    Girl at Block Party
Victoria Galasso    Girl at Block Party
Danielle Tutelian    Girl at Block Party
John Martucci    Haircutter
Mario Macaluso    Italian Chef
Andrew Lasky    Officer Cruz Partner
Richard Paul    Detective with Decoy Dummy
Ray Carlson    Crime Scene Cop
Alexander J. Vega    Bouncer
Steven Croft    Limo Driver
Mary Jo Todaro    Lady in Window
Jacqueline Margolis    Lady in Window
Iris Alten    Lady in Car Window
Valerie Mazzonelli    Lady With Dog
Hal Sherman    Arresting Detective
Nicholas Brown    Young Petrocelli

Cameos

Jimmy Breslin    Jimmy Breslin
Reggie Jackson    Himself
Evander Holyfield    Man in Riot

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Victor Colicchio    Screenwriter
Michael Imperioli    Screenwriter
Spike Lee    Screenwriter
Spike Lee    Producer
Jon Kilik    Producer
Michael Imperioli    Executive Producer
Jeri Carroll-Colicchio    Executive Producer
Thérèse DePrez    Production Designer
Barry Alexander Brown    Editor
Terence Blanchard    Composer
Ellen Kuras    Director of Photography
Mike Ellis    Assistant Director
Jon Kilik    Production Manager
Jay Cannold    Production Supervisor
Nicholas Lundy    Art Director
Diane Lederman    Set Decorator
Steve Kirshoff    Special Effects Coordinator
Ruth E. Carter    Costume Designer
Rolf Pardula    Sound Mixer
Tom Fleischman    Re-recording Mixer
Kevin Lee    Supervising Sound Editor
Glenfield Payne    Sound Effects Editor
Kimberly McCord    Dialogue Editor
Hal Levinsohn    Dialogue Editor
Harry Bowles    Dialogue Editor
Jack Rubenstein    Dialogue Editor
Blake Leyh    Sound Designer
Anita Gibson    Make up
Michelle Johnson    Hairstylist
Leonard Drake    Hairstylist
Alex Steyermark    Music Supervisor
Aisha Coley    Casting Director
Jeff Ward    Stunt Coordinator

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
1999/07/02 8 $7,991,450   1,536 $5,203   $7,991,450 1
1999/07/09 10 $3,466,010 -57% 1,536 $2,257   $14,056,168 2
1999/07/16 17 $1,466,779 -58% 1,068 $1,373   $17,229,840 3
1999/07/23 21 $469,866 -68% 364 $1,291   $18,471,317 4
1999/07/30 33 $152,958 -67% 119 $1,285   $18,845,489 5
1999/08/06 54 $38,608 -75% 32 $1,207   $18,968,361 6
1999/08/13 63 $23,229 -40% 25 $929   $19,010,121 7
1999/08/20 74 $11,494 -51% 13 $884   $19,032,947 8
1999/08/27 50 $88,903 +673% 185 $481   $19,128,844 9
1999/09/03 61 $62,547 -30% 79 $792   $19,249,947 10
1999/09/10 79 $13,259 -79% 23 $576   $19,283,782 11

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/07/02 8 $2,020,000   1,536 $1,315   $2,020,000 1
1999/07/03 8 $2,265,000 +12% 1,536 $1,475   $4,285,000 2
1999/07/04 8 $1,705,000 -25% 1,536 $1,110   $5,990,000 3
1999/07/05 8 $2,038,998 +20% 1,536 $1,327   $7,991,450 4
1999/07/06 8 $1,018,909 -50% 1,536 $663   $9,010,359 5
1999/07/07 8 $819,819 -20% 1,536 $534   $9,830,178 6
1999/07/08 8 $760,000 -7% 1,536 $495   $10,590,178 7
1999/07/09 10 $1,015,000 +34% 1,536 $661   $11,605,000 8
1999/07/10 10 $1,365,000 +34% 1,536 $889   $12,970,000 9
1999/07/11 10 $1,062,000 -22% 1,536 $691   $14,056,168 10
1999/07/12 10 $456,706 -57% 1,536 $297   $14,512,874 11
1999/07/14 12 $407,108   1,536 $265   $15,379,919 13
1999/07/15 12 $384,142 -6% 1,536 $250   $15,763,061 14
1999/07/16 17 $440,000 +15% 1,068 $412   $16,203,000 15
1999/07/17 16 $590,000 +34% 1,068 $552   $16,793,000 16
1999/07/18 17 $462,000 -22% 1,068 $433   $17,230,000 17
1999/07/19 16 $203,277 -56% 1,068 $190   $17,433,117 18
1999/07/20 17 $207,409 +2% 1,068 $194   $17,640,526 19
1999/07/21 17 $179,908 -13% 1,068 $168   $17,820,434 20
1999/07/22 17 $181,017 +1% 1,068 $169   $18,001,451 21
1999/07/25 20 $146,000   364 $401   $18,471,317 24
1999/07/26 20 $61,447 -58% 364 $169   $18,532,764 25
1999/07/27 20 $67,146 +9% 364 $184   $18,599,910 26

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1999/07/02 8 $10,590,158   1,536 $6,895   $10,590,158 1
1999/07/09 10 $5,172,903 -51% 1,536 $3,368   $15,763,061 2
1999/07/16 17 $2,238,390 -57% 1,068 $2,096   $18,001,451 3
1999/07/23 22 $691,080 -69% 364 $1,899   $18,692,531 4
1999/07/30 33 $237,222 -66% 119 $1,993   $18,929,753 5
1999/08/06 54 $57,139 -76% 32 $1,786   $18,986,892 6
1999/08/13 66 $34,561 -40% 25 $1,382   $19,021,453 7
1999/08/20 73 $18,488 -47% 13 $1,422   $19,039,941 8
1999/08/27 47 $147,459 +698% 185 $797   $19,187,400 9
1999/09/03 58 $83,123 -44% 79 $1,052   $19,270,523 10
1999/09/10 79 $17,607 -79% 23 $766   $19,288,130 11

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