The Fifth Element

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Grosses

Domestic (24.2%)
$63,820,180
Summary Details
DistributorSony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
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Opening$17,031,345
2,500 theaters
Release DateMay 9, 1997
MPAAPG-13
Running Time2 hr 6 min
GenresAction Adventure Sci-Fi
In Release237 days/33 weeks
Widest Release2,500 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
May 9, 1997Friday1$6,060,068--2,500$2,424$6,060,0681
May 10, 1997Saturday1$6,722,952+10.9%-2,500$2,689$12,783,0202
May 11, 1997Sunday1$4,248,325-36.8%-2,500$1,699$17,031,3453
May 12, 1997Monday1$1,602,514-62.3%-2,500$641$18,633,8594
May 13, 1997Tuesday1$1,631,279+1.8%-2,500$652$20,265,1385
May 14, 1997Wednesday1$1,303,986-20.1%-2,500$521$21,569,1246
May 15, 1997Thursday1$1,233,343-5.4%-2,500$493$22,802,4677
May 16, 1997Friday1$3,369,157+173.2%-44.4%2,500$1,347$26,171,6248
May 17, 1997Saturday1$4,976,919+47.7%-26%2,500$1,990$31,148,5439
May 18, 1997Sunday1$3,064,787-38.4%-27.9%2,500$1,225$34,213,33010
May 19, 1997Monday1$1,147,315-62.6%-28.4%2,500$458$35,360,64511
May 20, 1997Tuesday1$1,018,033-11.3%-37.6%2,500$407$36,378,67812
May 21, 1997Wednesday1$863,161-15.2%-33.8%2,500$345$37,241,83913
May 22, 1997Thursday2$768,311-11%-37.7%2,500$307$38,010,15014
May 23, 1997Friday2$1,614,645+110.2%-52.1%2,500$645$39,624,79515
May 24, 1997Saturday2$2,256,467+39.8%-54.7%2,500$902$41,881,26216
May 25, 1997Sunday2$2,506,032+11.1%-18.2%2,500$1,002$44,387,29417
May 26, 1997
Memorial Day
Monday2$1,644,146-34.4%+43.3%2,500$657$46,031,44018
May 27, 1997Tuesday2$548,510-66.6%-46.1%2,500$219$46,579,95019
May 28, 1997Wednesday2$438,629-20%-49.2%2,500$175$47,018,57920
May 29, 1997Thursday2$452,791+3.2%-41.1%2,500$181$47,471,37021
May 30, 1997Friday2$1,111,127+145.4%-31.2%2,500$444$48,582,49722
May 31, 1997Saturday2$1,720,691+54.9%-23.7%2,500$688$50,303,18823
Jun 1, 1997Sunday2$1,200,351-30.2%-52.1%2,500$480$51,503,53924
Jun 2, 1997Monday2$450,079-62.5%-72.6%2,500$180$51,953,61825
Jun 3, 1997Tuesday2$490,716+9%-10.5%2,500$196$52,444,33426
Jun 4, 1997Wednesday2$403,737-17.7%-8%2,500$161$52,848,07127
Jun 5, 1997Thursday2$433,368+7.3%-4.3%2,500$173$53,281,43928
Jun 6, 1997Friday3$582,435+34.4%-47.6%1,957$297$53,863,87429
Jun 7, 1997Saturday3$920,063+58%-46.5%1,957$470$54,783,93730
Jun 8, 1997Sunday3$576,314-37.4%-52%1,957$294$55,360,25131
Jun 9, 1997Monday3$261,141-54.7%-42%1,957$133$55,621,39232
Jun 10, 1997Tuesday3$291,462+11.6%-40.6%1,957$148$55,912,85433
Jun 11, 1997Wednesday3$240,675-17.4%-40.4%1,957$122$56,153,52934
Jun 12, 1997Thursday3$284,766+18.3%-34.3%1,957$145$56,438,29535
Jun 13, 1997Friday3$381,660+34%-34.5%1,560$244$56,819,95536
Jun 14, 1997Saturday3$604,664+58.4%-34.3%1,560$387$57,424,61937
Jun 15, 1997Sunday3$497,516-17.7%-13.7%1,560$318$57,922,13538
Jun 16, 1997Monday3$224,460-54.9%-14%1,560$143$58,146,59539
Jun 17, 1997Tuesday3$272,284+21.3%-6.6%1,560$174$58,418,87940
Jun 18, 1997Wednesday3$247,951-8.9%+3%1,560$158$58,666,83041
Jun 19, 1997Thursday3$235,807-4.9%-17.2%1,560$151$58,902,63742
Jun 20, 1997Friday4$233,396-1%-38.8%1,066$218$59,136,03343
Jun 21, 1997Saturday4$365,730+56.7%-39.5%1,066$343$59,501,76344
Jun 22, 1997Sunday4$265,886-27.3%-46.6%1,066$249$59,767,64945
Jun 23, 1997Monday4$118,079-55.6%-47.4%1,066$110$59,885,72846
Jun 24, 1997Tuesday4$144,263+22.2%-47%1,066$135$60,029,99147
Jun 25, 1997Wednesday4$125,270-13.2%-49.5%1,066$117$60,155,26148
Jun 26, 1997Thursday4$124,973-0.2%-47%1,066$117$60,280,23449
Jun 27, 1997Friday5$110,600-11.5%-52.6%662$167$60,390,83450
Jun 28, 1997Saturday5$135,528+22.5%-62.9%662$204$60,526,36251
Jun 29, 1997Sunday5$125,895-7.1%-52.7%662$190$60,652,25752
Jun 30, 1997Monday5$62,175-50.6%-47.3%662$93$60,714,43253
Jul 1, 1997Tuesday6$42,025-32.4%-70.9%662$63$60,756,45754
Jul 2, 1997Wednesday6$24,726-41.2%-80.3%662$37$60,781,18355
Jul 3, 1997Thursday6$38,123+54.2%-69.5%662$57$60,819,30656
Jul 4, 1997
Independence Day
Friday6$41,014+7.6%-62.9%202$203$60,860,32057
Jul 5, 1997Saturday6$63,029+53.7%-53.5%202$312$60,923,34958
Jul 6, 1997Sunday6$43,324-31.3%-65.6%202$214$60,966,67359
Jul 7, 1997Monday6$17,692-59.2%-71.5%202$87$60,984,36560
Jul 8, 1997Tuesday6$18,121+2.4%-56.9%202$89$61,002,48661
Jul 9, 1997Wednesday6$16,838-7.1%-31.9%202$83$61,019,32462
Jul 10, 1997Thursday6$16,211-3.7%-57.5%202$80$61,035,53563
Jul 11, 1997Friday6$30,278+86.8%-26.2%185$163$61,065,81364
Jul 12, 1997Saturday6$44,860+48.2%-28.8%185$242$61,110,67365
Jul 13, 1997Sunday6$27,817-38%-35.8%185$150$61,138,49066
Jul 14, 1997Monday6$15,871-42.9%-10.3%185$85$61,154,36167
Jul 15, 1997Tuesday6$20,897+31.7%+15.3%185$112$61,175,25868
Jul 16, 1997Wednesday6$16,040-23.2%-4.7%185$86$61,191,29869
Jul 17, 1997Thursday6$18,769+17%+15.8%185$101$61,210,06770
Jul 18, 1997Friday6$29,309+56.2%-3.2%173$169$61,239,37671
Jul 19, 1997Saturday6$43,998+50.1%-1.9%173$254$61,283,37472
Jul 20, 1997Sunday6$26,984-38.7%-3%173$155$61,310,35873
Jul 21, 1997Monday6$9,192-65.9%-42.1%173$53$61,319,55074
Jul 22, 1997Tuesday6$13,822+50.4%-33.9%173$79$61,333,37275
Jul 23, 1997Wednesday6$11,487-16.9%-28.4%173$66$61,344,85976
Jul 24, 1997Thursday6$12,540+9.2%-33.2%173$72$61,357,39977
Jul 25, 1997Friday6$126,140+905.9%+330.4%673$187$61,483,53978
Jul 26, 1997Saturday7$163,133+29.3%+270.8%673$242$61,646,67279
Jul 27, 1997Sunday6$131,414-19.4%+387%673$195$61,778,08680
Jul 28, 1997Monday6$62,524-52.4%+580.2%673$92$61,840,61081
Jul 29, 1997Tuesday7$68,500+9.6%+395.6%673$101$61,909,11082
Jul 30, 1997Wednesday7$53,890-21.3%+369.1%673$80$61,963,00083
Jul 31, 1997Thursday7$49,050-9%+291.1%673$72$62,012,05084
Aug 1, 1997Friday5$91,116+85.8%-27.8%600$151$62,103,16685
Aug 2, 1997Saturday5$125,871+38.1%-22.8%600$209$62,229,03786
Aug 3, 1997Sunday4$110,843-11.9%-15.7%600$184$62,339,88087
Aug 4, 1997Monday4$54,754-50.6%-12.4%600$91$62,394,63488
Aug 5, 1997Tuesday4$53,557-2.2%-21.8%600$89$62,448,19189
Aug 6, 1997Wednesday4$51,668-3.5%-4.1%600$86$62,499,85990
Aug 7, 1997Thursday4$51,890+0.4%+5.8%600$86$62,551,74991
Aug 8, 1997Friday5$45,659-12%-49.9%345$132$62,597,40892
Aug 9, 1997Saturday5$65,642+43.8%-47.8%345$190$62,663,05093
Aug 10, 1997Sunday5$54,453-17%-50.9%345$157$62,717,50394
Aug 11, 1997Monday5$25,020-54.1%-54.3%345$72$62,742,52395
Aug 12, 1997Tuesday5$27,378+9.4%-48.9%345$79$62,769,90196
Aug 13, 1997Wednesday5$25,398-7.2%-50.8%345$73$62,795,29997
Aug 14, 1997Thursday5$21,922-13.7%-57.8%345$63$62,817,22198
Aug 15, 1997Friday5$37,733+72.1%-17.4%272$138$62,854,95499
Aug 16, 1997Saturday5$50,967+35.1%-22.4%272$187$62,905,921100
Aug 17, 1997Sunday5$45,212-11.3%-17%272$166$62,951,133101