IMDb > The Color Purple (1985) > Box office / business
The Color Purple
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Box office / business for
The Color Purple (1985) More at IMDbPro »

Budget
$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend
$1,710,333 (USA) (22 December 1985) (192 Screens)

Gross
$98,467,863 (USA) ( 1987)
$98,467,863 (USA)
$146,292,009 (worldwide)
$47,824,146 (Non-USA)
€3,360,710 (Spain) (10 February 2003)
SEK 15,971,428 (Sweden)

Weekend Gross
$439,528 (USA) (26 May 1986) (442 Screens)
$728,794 (USA) (4 May 1986) (745 Screens)
$1,011,530 (USA) (27 April 1986) (871 Screens)
$1,200,069 (USA) (20 April 1986) (890 Screens)
$1,527,233 (USA) (13 April 1986) (956 Screens)
$2,158,733 (USA) (6 April 1986) (1,014 Screens)
$2,004,556 (USA) (30 March 1986) (1,046 Screens)
$2,865,833 (USA) (23 March 1986) (1,082 Screens)
$3,006,827 (USA) (16 March 1986) (1,107 Screens)
$3,636,677 (USA) (9 March 1986) (1,096 Screens)
$3,557,053 (USA) (2 March 1986) (1,109 Screens)
$4,091,653 (USA) (23 February 1986) (1,109 Screens)
$6,165,314 (USA) (17 February 1986) (1,109 Screens)
$5,330,126 (USA) (9 February 1986) (1,109 Screens)
$4,219,418 (USA) (2 February 1986) (561 Screens)
$4,412,456 (USA) (26 January 1986) (561 Screens)
$5,742,903 (USA) (19 January 1986) (561 Screens)
$3,126,757 (USA) (12 January 1986) (209 Screens)
$3,438,463 (USA) (5 January 1986) (209 Screens)
$3,162,958 (USA) (29 December 1985) (202 Screens)

Admissions
1,755,666 (France) (31 December 1986)
1,757,605 (Spain) (10 February 2003)
1,757,605 (Spain) (31 December 1986)
345,841 (Sweden)
1,211,708 (West Germany) (31 December 1986)

Rentals
$49,800,000 (USA)

Filming Dates
5 June 1985 -  August 1985

Copyright Holder
This Motion Picture © 1985 Warner Bros. Inc. Story and Screenplay © 1985 Warner Bros. Inc.


Related Links

Release dates Ratings Awards
Technical specifications Filming locations Literature listings
News articles Showtimes Main details
IMDb charts

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.