Sling Blade

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$24,444,121
Summary Details
Opening$28,139
3 theaters
Budget$1,000,000
Release Date (Wide)Nov 29, 1996 (Mar 14, 1997)
MPAAR
Running Time2 hr 15 min
GenresDrama
In Release398 days/56 weeks
Widest Release1,020 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Nov 29-Dec 1
Thanksgiving 3-Day
16$28,139-3-$9,379$36,6441
Feb 14-17
Presidents' Day wknd
23$559,532-63-$8,881$1,115,712-
Feb 21-2317$752,148-122-$6,165$2,020,42113
Feb 28-Mar 217$880,872+17.1%154+32$5,719$3,209,47914
Mar 7-916$1,270,753+44.3%268+114$4,741$4,833,61015
Mar 14-167$3,027,349+138.2%951+683$3,183$8,373,59716
Mar 21-237$3,017,085-0.3%1,020+69$2,957$12,524,59117
Mar 28-3011$2,172,206-28%992-28$2,189$15,879,15718
Apr 4-614$1,522,436-29.9%905-87$1,682$18,260,73419
Apr 11-1315$1,090,765-28.4%763-142$1,429$19,846,37620