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Twister (1996)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $241,688,385Details
International Box Office $254,011,615Details
Worldwide Box Office $495,700,000
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 127 $241,688,385
All Time International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 262 $254,011,615
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 193 $495,700,000

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$88,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 10th, 1996 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: March 26th, 1997 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense depiction of very bad weather
Running Time: 114 minutes
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Keywords: Visual Effects, Disaster, Extreme Weather, Academics
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 99 $1,573,565 Aug 9, 1996 94
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 85 $4,227,154 Jul 5, 1996 59
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 252 $8,578,636 Jul 5, 1996 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 95 $4,787,383 Jun 28, 1996 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 92 $6,573,065 Jun 21, 1996 45
Fastest to $200m 148 $200,018,830 Jun 14, 1996 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 59 $11,917,390 Jun 7, 1996 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 71 $17,112,505 May 31, 1996 24
Fastest to $150m 172 $151,760,937 May 24, 1996 21
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 18 $37,966,706 May 24, 1996 17
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 34 $37,966,706 May 24, 1996 17
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 20 $77,050,080 May 24, 1996 17
Fastest to $100m 257 $107,002,452 May 17, 1996 14
Fastest to $50m 350 $57,982,084 May 10, 1996 7
Biggest Domestic May Weekend 91 $41,059,405 May 10, 1996 3
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Weekend Domestic 95 $41,059,405 May 10, 1996 3
Top Contemporary Fiction Weekend Domestic 69 $41,059,405 May 10, 1996 3
Top Warner Bros. Weekend Domestic 81 $41,059,405 May 10, 1996 3
Top 1996 Theater Average 41 $17,009 May 10, 1996 3

Supporting Cast

Helen Hunt    Jo Harding
Bill Paxton    Bill Harding
Cary Elwes    Dr. Jonas Miller
Jami Gertz    Dr. Melissa Reeves
Lois Smith    Meg Greene
Alan Ruck    Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick
Philip Seymour Hoffman    Dusty
Jeremy Davies    Laurence
Todd Field    Beltzer
Zach Grenier    Eddie
Nicholas Sadler    Kubrick
Abraham Benrubi    Bubba
Jake Busey    Mobil Lab Technician
Scott Thomson    Preacher
Sean Whalen    Allan Sanders
Alexa Vega    Jo Harding age 6
Joey Slotnick    Joey

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

Production and Technical Credits

Kathleen Kennedy    Producer
Ian Bryce    Producer
Michael Crichton    Producer
Steven Spielberg    Executive Producer
Walter F. Parkes    Executive Producer
Laurie MacDonald    Executive Producer
Gerald R. Molen    Executive Producer
   Director
Michael Crichton    Screenwriter
Anne-Marie Martin    Screenwriter
Jack N. Green    Cinematographer
Michael Kahn    Editor
Mark Mancina    Composer
Joseph Nemec III    Production Designer
Dan Olexiewicz    Supervising Art Director
Patrick Sullivan    Set Designer
Ellen Mirojnick    Costume Designer
Geoffrey Patterson    Sound Mixer
Stefen Fangmeier    Visual Effects Supervisor
Mike Runyard    Stunt Coordinator
Matthew Carlisle    Assistant Director
Alexander Witt    Second Unit Director
Alexander Witt    Cinematographer
Risa Bramon Garcia    Casting Director
Roger Guyett    Computer Graphics Supervisor
Charles Maynes    Sound Effects Editor
Charles Maynes    Sound Effects Designer

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/05/10 1 $41,059,405   2,414 $17,009   $41,059,405 1
1996/05/17 1 $37,093,440 -10% 2,785 $13,319   $95,075,524 2
1996/05/24 2 $37,966,706 +2% 2,808 $13,521   $144,969,158 3
1996/05/31 2 $17,112,505 -55% 2,808 $6,094   $168,873,442 4
1996/06/07 3 $11,917,390 -30% 2,808 $4,244   $187,288,498 5
1996/06/14 4 $7,713,048 -35% 2,808 $2,747   $200,018,830 6
1996/06/21 5 $6,573,065 -15% 2,532 $2,596   $211,440,689 7
1996/06/28 8 $4,787,383 -27% 2,318 $2,065   $219,558,165 8
1996/07/05 8 $4,227,154 -12% 1,877 $2,252   $225,138,509 9
1996/07/12 10 $1,848,700 -56% 1,292 $1,431   $228,398,408 10
1996/07/19 14 $954,647 -48% 804 $1,187   $230,355,873 11
1996/07/26 21 $481,894 -50% 484 $996   $231,326,022 12
1996/08/02 26 $339,472 -30% 385 $882   $231,919,485 13
1996/08/09 11 $1,573,565 +364% 949 $1,658   $233,667,074 14
1996/08/16 16 $1,230,016 -22% 949 $1,296   $235,870,450 15
1996/08/23 17 $1,023,005 -17% 844 $1,212   $237,477,230 16
1996/08/30 24 $925,893 -9% 745 $1,243   $238,806,549 17
1996/09/06 21 $555,808 -40% 650 $855   $239,542,143 18
1996/09/13 23 $469,689 -15% 563 $834   $240,223,971 19
1996/09/20 23 $339,410 -28% 480 $707   $240,693,051 20
1996/09/27 24 $306,410 -10% 424 $723   $241,101,017 21
1996/10/04 30 $201,769 -34% 312 $647   $241,391,507 22
1996/10/11 38 $129,123 -36% 203 $636   $241,579,392 23
1996/10/18 41 $82,027 -36% 155 $529   $241,688,385 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/05/10 1 $57,982,084   2,414 $24,019   $57,982,084 1
1996/05/17 1 $49,020,368 -15% 2,785 $17,602   $107,002,452 2
1996/05/24 2 $44,758,485 -9% 2,808 $15,940   $151,760,937 3
1996/05/31 3 $23,610,171 -47% 2,808 $8,408   $175,371,108 4
1996/06/07 3 $16,934,674 -28% 2,808 $6,031   $192,305,782 5
1996/06/14 4 $12,561,842 -26% 2,808 $4,474   $204,867,624 6
1996/06/21 5 $9,903,158 -21% 2,532 $3,911   $214,770,782 7
1996/06/28 6 $6,140,573 -38% 2,318 $2,649   $220,911,355 8
1996/07/05 8 $5,638,353 -8% 1,877 $3,004   $226,549,708 9
1996/07/12 10 $2,851,518 -49% 1,292 $2,207   $229,401,226 10
1996/07/19 15 $1,442,902 -49% 804 $1,795   $230,844,128 11
1996/07/26 21 $735,885 -49% 484 $1,520   $231,580,013 12
1996/08/02 27 $513,496 -30% 385 $1,334   $232,093,509 13
1996/08/09 11 $2,546,925 +396% 949 $2,684   $234,640,434 14
1996/08/16 17 $1,813,791 -29% 949 $1,911   $236,454,225 15
1996/08/23 18 $1,426,431 -21% 844 $1,690   $237,880,656 16
1996/08/30 23 $1,105,679 -22% 745 $1,484   $238,986,335 17
1996/09/06 20 $767,947 -31% 650 $1,181   $239,754,282 18
1996/09/13 23 $599,359 -22% 563 $1,065   $240,353,641 19
1996/09/20 23 $440,966 -26% 480 $919   $240,794,607 20
1996/09/27 21 $395,131 -10% 424 $932   $241,189,738 21
1996/10/04 30 $260,531 -34% 312 $835   $241,450,269 22
1996/10/11 36 $156,089 -40% 203 $769   $241,606,358 23

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/17/20091861,928 97,424$733,847$1,232,110634
5/24/20091968,794+11% 166,218$755,303$1,987,413635
5/31/20092450,746-26% 216,964$648,534$2,635,947636
6/7/20091948,138-5% 265,102$525,239$3,161,186637
6/14/20093036,223-25% 301,325$405,698$3,566,883638
6/28/20092538,904 379,066$330,295$4,237,934640
7/5/20091657,625+48% 436,691$430,637$4,668,571641
7/12/20092440,509-30% 477,200$316,493$4,985,064642
11/27/20162483,312 999,863$512,660$8,518,4071,027
12/4/20161928,744 1,028,607$181,452$8,699,8591,028
12/11/20161821,066 1,049,673$133,398$8,833,2571,029
12/18/20162124,167 1,073,840$149,415$8,982,6721,030
12/25/20162252,547 1,126,387$315,855$9,298,5271,031
1/1/20171814,619 1,141,006$87,452$9,385,9791,032
1/8/20172012,830 1,153,836$76,752$9,462,7311,033
1/15/20171911,111 1,164,947$66,463$9,529,1941,034
1/22/20171912,918 1,177,865$77,295$9,606,4891,035
1/29/20171812,249 1,190,114$73,286$9,679,7741,036
2/5/20171617,299 1,207,413$103,464$9,783,2381,037
2/12/20171713,466 1,220,879$80,537$9,863,7751,038
2/19/20171718,512 1,239,391$110,717$9,974,4921,039
2/26/20171715,822 1,255,213$94,657$10,069,1491,040
3/5/20171911,183 1,266,396$64,705$10,133,8541,041

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