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Taps (1981)

Taps poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,856,053Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,274 $35,856,053
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,204 $35,856,053

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$14,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 9th, 1981 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 132 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 218 $6,123,361 Jan 22, 1982 47
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 173 $13,804,900 Jan 1, 1982 26

Leading Cast

   General Harlan Bache

Supporting Cast

Timothy Hutton    Brian Moreland
Ronny Cox    Colonel Kerby
Sean Penn    Alex Dwyer
Tom Cruise    David Shawn
Brendan Ward    Charlie Auden
Evan Handler    Edward West
John P. Navin Jr.    Derek Mellott
Billy Van Zandt    Bug
Giancarlo Esposito    J.C. Pierce
Donald Kimmel    Billy Harris
Tim Wahrer    John Cooper
Tim Riley    Hulk
Jeff Rochlin    Shovel
Rusty Jacobs    Rusty
Wayne Tippet    Master Sergeant Kevin Moreland
Jess Osuna    Dean Ferris
Earl Hindman    Lieutenant Hanson
James Handy    Sheriff
Steven Ryan    Marshal
Michael Longfield    Deputy
Jay Gregory    Interviewer
Karen Braga    Woman Announcer
Ralph Drischell    Stewart
Jane Cecil    Secretary
Thomas Medearis    Male Clerk
Amelia Romano    Mrs. Malloy
Sheila Marra    Lori Cable
Gary McCleery    Townie
Arnie Mazer    Townie
Chris Hagan    Townie
John Taylor    Cadet
Eugene Krumenacker    Cadet
David McGinley    Cadet
John Faucher    Cadet
Declan Weir    Cadet
Ryan Helm    Cadet
Lou Milione    Cadet
John McBrearty    Cadet
Frank Chambers    Cadet
John Newmuis    Cadet
Paul Lyons    Cadet
Tom Hutchinson    Cadet
Tom Klunis    Parent
Brenda Currin    Parent
Elizabeth Perry    Parent
Jeanne Fisher    Parent
Robena Rogers    Parent

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Darryl Ponicsan    Screenwriter
Robert Mark Kamen    Screenwriter
Devery Freeman    Story Creator
Stanley R. Jaffe    Producer
Howard B. Jaffe    Producer
Maury Winetrobe    Editor
Maurice Jarre    Composer
Owen Roizman    Director of Photography
Tom Mack    Assistant Director
Jim Arnett    Second Unit Director
Nikita Knatz    Second Unit Director
Norman Cook    Production Manager
Phillip Goldfarb    Production Manager
Stan Jolley    Art Director
Alfred Sweeney    Art Director
Carl Biddiscombe    Set Decorator
Zoli Vidor    Second Unit Camera
Eddie Marks    Costume Supervisor
Michael Luciano    Additional Editor
James Faris    Additional Editor
Bert Hallberg    Sound Mixer
William L. McCaughey    Supervisor
Howard Wollman    Re-recording Mixer
Gary Bourgeois    Re-recording Mixer
Gary Ulmer    Music
Gordon Daniel    Supervising Sound Editor
Greg Dillon    Sound Editor
Jim Fritch    Sound Editor
James J Klinger    Sound Editor
Tony Palk    Sound Editor
Marvin Kosberg    Sound Editor
Gary Shepherd    Sound Editor
Bruce Bell    Sound Editor
Jerry McDonald    Music Editor
Shirley Rich    Casting Director
Jim Arnett    Stunt Coordinator

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 3rd, 2011

May 3rd, 2011

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/12/11 2 $93,005   3 $31,002   $93,005 1
1981/12/18 4 $2,110,078 +2,169% 455 $4,638   $2,265,086 2
1982/01/01 4 $4,524,683   610 $7,418   $14,864,282 4
1982/01/08 3 $2,787,655 -38% 623 $4,475   $18,974,675 5
1982/01/15 2 $2,627,241 -6% 689 $3,813   $22,423,520 6
1982/01/22 5 $2,006,988 -24% 792 $2,534   $25,128,953 7
1982/01/29 4 $1,907,669 -5% 741 $2,574   $27,668,117 8
1982/02/05 3 $1,726,889 -9% 763 $2,263   $29,863,874 9
1982/02/12 10 $1,399,776 -19% 623 $2,247   $31,673,335 10
1982/02/19 8 $1,131,010 -19% 689 $1,642   $33,085,061 11
1982/02/26 8 $700,000 -38% 650 $1,077   $34,112,321 12
1982/03/05 10 $717,000 +2% 575 $1,247   $35,054,066 13
1982/03/12 12 $578,669 -19% 543 $1,066   $35,856,053 14

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/12/11 1 $155,008   3 $51,669   $155,008 2
1982/01/01 4 $5,847,421   610 $9,586   $16,187,020 5
1982/01/08 3 $3,609,259 -38% 623 $5,793   $19,796,279 6
1982/01/15 2 $3,325,686 -8% 689 $4,827   $23,121,965 7
1982/01/22 4 $2,638,483 -21% 792 $3,331   $25,760,448 8
1982/01/29 5 $2,376,537 -10% 741 $3,207   $28,136,985 9
1982/02/05 4 $2,136,574 -10% 763 $2,800   $30,273,559 10
1982/02/12 10 $1,680,492 -21% 623 $2,697   $31,954,051 11
1982/02/19 6 $1,458,270 -13% 689 $2,117   $33,412,321 12
1982/02/26 8 $924,745 -37% 650 $1,423   $34,337,066 13
1982/03/05 9 $940,318 +2% 575 $1,635   $35,277,384 14

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