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WarGames (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $74,433,837Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,026 $74,433,837
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,922 $74,433,837
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 256 $74,433,837
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 501-600) 583 $74,433,837

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 3rd, 1983 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: April 29th, 1998 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: R
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Keywords: Video Game, Artificial Intelligence
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 88 $1,754,088 Sep 2, 1983 94
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 351 $5,100,773 Sep 2, 1983 94
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 171 $13,764,998 Jul 1, 1983 31

Leading Cast

   Jennifer Mack

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John Spencer    Jerry Lawson, airman in missile silo
Matthew Broderick    David Lightman
James Tolkan    FBI Agent Nigan
John Wood    Dr. Stephen Falken
Michael Madsen    Steve, airman in missile silo
Barry Corbin    General Jack Beringer
Dabney Coleman    Dr. John McKittrick
Art LaFleur    Guard
Maury Chaykin    Jim Sting, computer nerd

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/06/03 3 $6,227,804   843 $7,388   $6,227,804 1
1983/06/10 5 $4,824,970 -23% 843 $5,724   $14,163,549 2
1983/06/17 5 $5,355,801 +11% 843 $6,353   $22,260,427 3
1983/06/24 7 $4,140,385 -23% 973 $4,255   $29,498,901 4
1983/07/01 7 $4,733,597 +14% 974 $4,860   $36,820,844 5
1983/07/08 6 $3,329,329 -30% 977 $3,408   $41,712,327 6
1983/07/15 5 $3,105,303 -7% 977 $3,178   $46,755,824 7
1983/07/22 7 $2,880,014 -7% 948 $3,038   $51,474,449 8
1983/07/29 10 $2,097,748 -27% 843 $2,488   $55,092,916 9
1983/08/05 11 $1,797,728 -14% 862 $2,086   $58,245,219 10
1983/08/12 8 $1,753,897 -2% 862 $2,035   $61,168,601 11
1983/08/19 12 $1,400,815 -20% 842 $1,664   $63,702,257 12
1983/08/26 13 $1,256,949 -10% 816 $1,540   $65,833,815 13
1983/09/02 10 $1,754,088 +40% 821 $2,137   $68,221,054 14
1983/09/09 10 $964,876 -45% 849 $1,136   $69,524,010 15
1983/09/16 11 $822,012 -15% 800 $1,028   $70,675,750 16
1983/09/23 13 $710,786 -14% 745 $954   $71,654,691 17
1983/09/30 15 $673,089 -5% 681 $988   $72,543,805 18
1983/10/07 14 $600,555 -11% 571 $1,052   $73,326,418 19
1983/10/14 16 $343,792 -43% 443 $776   $73,780,224 20
1983/10/21 18 $299,906 -13% 385 $779   $74,205,090 21
1983/10/28 21 $132,898 -56% 255 $521   $74,433,837 22

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/06/03 3 $9,338,579   843 $11,078   $9,338,579 1
1983/06/10 4 $7,566,047 -19% 843 $8,975   $16,904,626 2
1983/06/17 5 $8,453,890 +12% 843 $10,028   $25,358,516 3
1983/06/24 7 $6,728,731 -20% 973 $6,915   $32,087,247 4
1983/07/01 7 $6,295,751 -6% 974 $6,464   $38,382,998 5
1983/07/08 4 $5,267,523 -16% 977 $5,392   $43,650,521 6
1983/07/15 5 $4,943,914 -6% 977 $5,060   $48,594,435 7
1983/07/22 7 $4,400,733 -11% 948 $4,642   $52,995,168 8
1983/07/29 10 $3,452,323 -22% 843 $4,095   $56,447,491 9
1983/08/05 11 $2,967,213 -14% 862 $3,442   $59,414,704 10
1983/08/12 8 $2,886,738 -3% 862 $3,349   $62,301,442 11
1983/08/19 11 $2,275,424 -21% 842 $2,702   $64,576,866 12
1983/08/26 12 $1,890,100 -17% 816 $2,316   $66,466,966 13
1983/09/02 11 $2,092,168 +11% 821 $2,548   $68,559,134 14
1983/09/09 10 $1,294,604 -38% 849 $1,525   $69,853,738 15
1983/09/16 11 $1,090,167 -16% 800 $1,363   $70,943,905 16
1983/09/23 12 $926,811 -15% 745 $1,244   $71,870,716 17
1983/09/30 14 $855,147 -8% 681 $1,256   $72,725,863 18
1983/10/07 14 $710,569 -17% 571 $1,244   $73,436,432 19
1983/10/14 13 $468,752 -34% 443 $1,058   $73,905,184 20
1983/10/21 14 $395,755 -16% 385 $1,028   $74,300,939 21

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