The Color Purple

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$94,175,854
Summary Details
DistributorWarner Bros.
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Opening$1,710,333
192 theaters
Release Date (Wide)Dec 20, 1985 (Feb 7, 1986)
Running Time2 hr 34 min
GenresDrama
In Release377 days/53 weeks
Widest Release1,109 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Dec 20-2211$1,710,333-192-$8,907$1,710,3331
Dec 27-297$3,162,958+84.9%202+10$15,658$7,108,8012
Jan 3-57$3,438,463+8.7%209+7$16,451$13,917,3223
Jan 10-125$3,126,757-9.1%209-$14,960$18,810,7364
Jan 17-192$5,742,903+83.7%561+352$10,236$26,148,1055
Jan 24-261$4,412,456-23.2%561-$7,865$33,332,8396
Jan 31-Feb 23$4,219,418-4.4%561-$7,521$39,203,1927
Feb 7-92$5,330,126+26.3%1,109+548$4,806$45,889,1288
Feb 14-17
Presidents' Day wknd
3$6,165,314-1,109-$5,559$54,125,302-
Feb 21-235$4,091,653-1,109-$3,689$59,533,66510
Feb 28-Mar 25$3,557,053-13.1%1,109-$3,207$64,382,79611
Mar 7-94$3,636,677+2.2%1,096-13$3,318$69,259,82512
Mar 14-163$3,006,827-17.3%1,107+11$2,716$73,631,93113
Mar 21-236$2,865,833-4.7%1,082-25$2,648$77,591,41514
Mar 28-3010$2,004,556-30.1%1,046-36$1,916$80,961,29015
Apr 4-65$2,158,733+7.7%1,014-32$2,128$84,158,91316
Apr 11-138$1,527,233-29.3%956-58$1,597$86,407,01717
Apr 18-2012$1,200,069-21.4%890-66$1,348$88,219,31618
Apr 25-2712$1,011,530-15.7%871-19$1,161$89,783,43419
May 2-412$728,794-28%745-126$978$90,962,02120
May 23-26
Memorial Day wknd
17$439,528-442-$994--
May 30-Jun 19$902,797----$94,175,85424