1999. Fight Club

Technical Specifications

Runtime2:19 (h:m)
139 m
Runtime (Workprint)2:31 (h:m)
151 m
  
Aspect Ratio2.39:1
  
AcquisitionFilm
ColorColor
Film Negative Format35 mm
Film ManufacturerEastman Kodak
Film Negative StockEastman EXR 100T 5248
Daylight exteriors and a few day interiors
 Kodak Vision 250D 5246
Daylight exteriors and a few day interiors
 Kodak Vision 500T 5279
Interiors and night sequences
Cinematographic ProcessSuper 35. Spherical
CamerasPanavision Panaflex Platinum
LensesPanavision Primo Primes
40, 35, 27, and 21 mm
AperturesT2.3
 T1.9
Scenes lit by candles
LaboratoryTechnicolor
Hollywood, Los Angeles
Printed Film Format35 mm. Anamorphic
Film Print StockKodak Vision Color Print Film 2383
Special Processing TechniquesMost night exteriors pre-flashed 5% in the lab
 80-IR level of ENR on a select number of prints
  
Sound SystemsDolby Digital
 DTS
 SDDS
  
Home MediaDVD
Two-Disc Collector’s Edition, 2000
 Laserdisc
Japan, 2000
 VHS
Premiere Series, 2002
Includes the featurette “Behind the Brawl”
 D-VHS
2002
1080i D-theater MPEG-2, Dolby Digital 5.1
 Blu-ray
10th Anniversary Edition, 2009

Production Details

CountryUSA
 Germany
  
LanguageEnglish
  
GenresDrama
 Psychological Thriller
 Satire
  
Principal Photography138 days
About half on locations and half on soundstages
Start DateJuly 1998
End DateDecember 11, 1998
Re-shootsEarly 1999
Filming LocationsLos Angeles
Soundstages20th Century Fox Studios
Century City, Los Angeles
Stages 15, 16
 Los Angeles Center Studios
Downtown, Los Angeles
  
Budget$63,000,000
Other Budget Estimates$68,000,000
  
Preview DateSeptember 10, 1999
Venice Film Festival, Italy
Release DateOctober 15, 1999
United States

Box Office

MPAA RatingRated R
Restricted
Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
“For disturbing and graphic depiction of violent anti-social behavior, sexuality and language.”
  
Domestic Opening$11,035,485
 1,963 theaters
Widest Release1,966 theaters
In Release444 days
63 weeks
  
Domestic (36.7%)$37,030,102
International (63.3%)$63,823,651
Worldwide$100,853,753
  
Video and DVD Rentals$55 million
DVD Sells+ 6 million copies