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Thelma & Louise (1991)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $45,361,000Details
International Box Office $66,050Details
Worldwide Box Office $45,427,050
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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 24th, 1991 (Wide) by MGM
International Releases: November 27th, 1993 (Wide), released as Thelma and Louise (South Korea)
MPAA Rating: R for strong language, and for some violence and sensuality.
Running Time: 128 minutes
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Keywords: Road Trip, Fugitive / On the Run
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Pathe Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 160 $6,101,297 May 24, 1991 3
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 145 $13,275,029 May 24, 1991 3
Memorial Day (Opening, 3-Day) 72 $6,101,297 May 24, 1991 3
Memorial Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 73 $13,275,029 May 24, 1991 3

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Harvey Keitel    Hal
Michael Madsen    Jimmy
Christopher McDonald    Darryl
Stephen Tobolowsky    Max
Brad Pitt    J.D.
Timothy Carhart    Harlan
Lucinda Jenney    Lena the Waitress
Jason Beghe    State Trooper
Marco St. John    Truck Driver
Sonny Carl Davis    Albert
Ken Swofford    Major
Shelly De Sai    East Indian Motel Clerk
Carol Mansell    Waitress
Stephen Polk    Surveillance Man
Rob Roy Fitzgerald    Plainclothes Cop
Jack Lindine    ID Tech
Michael Delman    "Silver Bullet" Dancer
Kristel L. Rose    Smoker
Noel Walcott    Mountain Bike Rider
Robert Zajonc (uncredited)*    State Police Pilot

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Production and Technical Credits

Ridley Scott    Producer
Mimi Polk    Producer
Callie Khouri    Screenwriter
Adrian Biddle    Director of Photography
Norris Spencer    Production Designer
Thom Noble    Editor
Dean O'Brien    Co-Producer
Callie Khouri    Co-Producer
Hans Zimmer    Composer
Elizabeth McBride    Costume Designer
Steve Danton    Assistant Director
Bobby Bass    Second Unit Director
Dean O'Brien    Unit Production Manager
Mel Dellar    Unit Production Manager
Lisa Dean    Art Director
Anne H. Ahrens    Set Decorator
Keith A. Wester    Sound Mixer
Graham V. Hartstone    Re-recording Mixer
Jeffrey J. Haboush    Additional Re-Recording Mixer
Jim Shield    Supervising Sound Editor
Bob Risk    Sound Effects Editor
Laura Perlman    Music Editor
Kathy Nelson    Song Writer
Charlie Sexton    Song Writer
Glenn Frey    Song Writer
Jack Tempchin    Song Writer
Louis DiGiaimo    Casting Director
Bobby Bass    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 February 22nd, 2011

February 22nd, 2011

It's a pretty good week on the home market, all things considered, with two $100 million first-run releases on this week's list. On the other hand, there doesn't feel like a whole lot of depth and there are about as many featured reviews as other releases, if you count late reviews and ones where I'm still waiting on the screeners. One of these late reviews, Megamind could be the Pick of the Week, but I'm giving the Blu-ray one last chance to arrive before its release on Friday. More...

Contest: It's the Journey that Matters

February 18th, 2011

There could be a bit of a race for top spot next weekend, but it is possible that neither new release will be the winner. I'm not sure which new release will have the best shot, but Drive Angry is opening in more theaters and appears to have stronger buzz, or at least louder buzz. Plus one of our prizes this week is a road trip movie, so its the target film for this week's contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Drive Angry . Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Thelma and Louise on Blu-ray. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Conviction on Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Thelma and Louise

February 16th, 2011

Thelma and Louise came out in 1991 and was one of the best-reviewed movies of the year. It earned six Oscar nominations, winning for Best Original Screenplay, while it became a fixture in the culture. It's been referenced, and parodied, more times that I can remember. It made its debut on Blu-ray a couple weeks ago and because it is such a famous movie, the review is almost more about the Blu-ray than the movie. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 8th, 2011

February 8th, 2011

Wow. It's a bad week for DVD / Blu-ray releases. While there are a number of first run releases, none of them exactly shout Pick of the Week. The best bet as far as first run releases goes is Paranormal Activity 2, but the screener hasn't arrived yet. Same goes for Thelma & Louise, which is making its Blu-ray debut this week. So in the end I went with Doctor Who: Story 63: The Mutants as the pick of the week. Great story, powerful message, and lots of extras. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/05/24 4 $6,101,297   1,179 $5,175   $6,101,297 1
1991/05/31 4 $4,160,599 -32% 1,180 $3,526   $11,903,937 2
1991/06/07 7 $3,020,516 -27% 1,180 $2,560   $16,995,174 3
1991/06/14 8 $2,488,637 -18% 1,180 $2,109   $21,130,012 4
1991/06/21 10 $2,627,712 +6% 1,166 $2,254   $25,417,359 5
1991/06/28 8 $2,220,944 -15% 1,081 $2,055   $29,125,014 6
1991/07/05 10 $2,045,721 -8% 907 $2,255   $32,506,805 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1991/05/24 4 $7,743,338   1,179 $6,568   $7,743,338 1
1991/05/31 4 $6,231,320 -20% 1,180 $5,281   $13,974,658 2
1991/06/07 7 $4,666,717 -25% 1,180 $3,955   $18,641,375 3
1991/06/14 8 $4,148,272 -11% 1,180 $3,515   $22,789,647 4
1991/06/21 9 $4,114,423 -1% 1,166 $3,529   $26,904,070 5
1991/06/28 7 $3,557,014 -14% 1,081 $3,290   $30,461,084 6

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
South Korea 11/27/1993 $0 0 46 69 $66,050 5/31/2018
International Total$66,050 5/31/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records