The Air Up There

Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the chief's son and has responsibilities at home, since the tribe's land is threatened by a mining company with its own hotshot basketball team.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$21,011,318
Summary Details
Opening$5,240,859
1,507 theaters
Release DateJan 7, 1994
MPAAPG
Running Time1 hr 47 min
GenresComedy Family Sport
In Release359 days/51 weeks
Widest Release1,721 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jan 7-96$5,240,859-1,507-$3,477$5,240,8591
Jan 14-17
MLK wknd
8$4,597,976-1,721-$2,671$10,972,6551
Jan 21-2311$2,892,783-1,702-$1,699$14,610,5283
Jan 28-3012$1,933,704-33.2%1,506-196$1,284$17,117,3184
Feb 4-69$3,466,012+79.2%---$21,011,3185