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Blade (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,141,876Details
International Box Office $61,095,812
Worldwide Box Office $131,237,688
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
54% - Rotten
Audience
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$45,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 21st, 1998 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: December 22nd, 1998 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong, pervasive vampire violence and gore, language and brief sexuality
Running Time: 120 minutes
Franchise: Blade
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Keywords: Marvel Comics, Vampire, Monster, Visual Effects
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Amen Ra Films, Imaginary Forces
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 673 $63,529 Dec 18, 1998 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 559 $123,982 Dec 11, 1998 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 395 $251,069 Dec 4, 1998 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 430 $291,902 Nov 27, 1998 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 460 $321,818 Nov 20, 1998 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,638 $56,717 Nov 13, 1998 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,620 $82,388 Nov 6, 1998 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,559 $122,701 Oct 30, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,315 $220,317 Oct 23, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,108 $393,574 Oct 16, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,114 $601,619 Oct 9, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,098 $1,054,786 Oct 2, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 992 $2,009,627 Sep 25, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 933 $3,263,253 Sep 18, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 843 $5,193,323 Sep 11, 1998 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 891 $50,208,918 Sep 4, 1998 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 485 $10,788,664 Sep 4, 1998 17
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 134 $10,788,664 Sep 4, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 908 $10,925,976 Aug 28, 1998 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,415 $5,025,000 Aug 23, 1998 3
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 123 $17,073,856 Aug 21, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,010 $17,073,856 Aug 21, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,772 2,322 Aug 21, 1998 3
Biggest August Day at the Domestic Box Office 338 $6,190,000 Aug 22, 1998 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,883 $6,190,000 Aug 22, 1998 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,458 $5,885,000 Aug 21, 1998 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 204 2.90 Aug 21, 1998 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 250 34.5% Aug 21, 1998 1

Cast

   Blade
Stephen Dorff    Deacon Frost
Kris Kristofferson    Whistler
N'Bushe Wright    Karen
Donal Logue    Quinn
Udo Kier    Vampire Elder Dragonetti
Arly Jover    Mercury
Traci Lords    Racquel
Kevin Patrick Walls    Krieger
Tim Guinee    Curtis Webb
Sanaa Lathan    Vanessa
Eric Edwards    Pearl
Carman Thomas    Senior Resident
Shannon Lee    Resident
Kenneth Johnson    Heatseeking Dennis
Clint Curtis    Creepy Morgue Guy
Judson Scott    Pallantine
Keith Leon Williams    Kam
Sidney Liufau    Japanese Doorman
Donna Wong    Nurse
Andray Johnson    Paramedic
Stephen R. Peluso    Paramedic
Marcus Aurelius    Pragmatic Policeman
John Enos, III    Blood Club Bouncer
Eboni Adams    Martial Arts Kid
Lyle Conway    Reichardt
Freeman White, III    Menacing Stud
D.V. DeVincentis    Vampire Underling
Marcus Salgado    Frost's Goon
Esau McKnight    Frost's Goon
Erl    Von Esper
Matt Schulze    Crease
Lennox Brown    Pleading Goon
Yvette Ocampo    Party Girl
Irene Stepic    Slavic Vampire Lord
Jenya Lano    Russian Woman
Levani Outchaneichvili    Russian Vampire

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    David S. Goyer
Producer    Peter Frankfurt
Producer    Wesley Snipes
Producer    Robert Engelman
Executive Producer    Stan Lee
Executive Producer    Avi Arad
Executive Producer    Joseph Calamari
Executive Producer    Lynn Harris
Director of Photography    Theo Van de Sande
Production Designer    Kirk M. Petruccelli
Editor    Paul Rubell
Composer    Mark Isham
Co-Producer    Andrew J. Horne
Co-Producer    Jon Divens
Art Director    Barry Chusid
Set Decorator    Greg Grande
Visual Effects Supervisor    Chuck Comisky
Visual Effects Supervisor    Richard Hollander
Visual Effects Supervisor    Kevin O'Neill
Digital Effects Supervisor    Richard Bailey
Special Effects Coordinator    Lou Carlucci
Special Effects Supervisor    Vincent Montefusco
Costume Designer    Sanja Milkovic Hays
Sound Mixer    Lee Orloff
Re-recording Mixer    Ken Teaney
Re-recording Mixer    Marshall Garlington
Supervising Sound Editor    Gregory Hedgepath
Supervising Sound Editor    Harry Cohen
Sound Effects Editor    Michael Kamper
Sound Effects Editor    Tim Walston
Sound Effects Editor    Jonathan Karp
Sound Effects Editor    Elisabeth Flaum
Make-up and Hair Designer    Perry M. Germain
Hairstylist    Joy Zapata
Music Supervisor    Dana Sano
Character Creator    Marv Wolfman
Character Creator    Gene Colan
Casting Director    Rachel Abrams
Casting Director    Jory Weitz
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Ward
Stunt Coordinator    Henry Kingi Jr.

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/08/21 1 $17,073,856   2,322 $7,353   $17,073,856 3
1998/08/28 1 $10,925,976 -36% 2,351 $4,647   $34,736,622 10
1998/09/04 2 $10,788,664 -1% 2,375 $4,543   $49,555,263 17
1998/09/11 3 $5,193,323 -52% 2,389 $2,174   $56,437,673 24
1998/09/18 7 $3,263,253 -37% 2,375 $1,374   $61,304,718 31
1998/09/25 9 $2,009,627 -38% 2,232 $900   $64,280,568 38
1998/10/02 11 $1,054,786 -48% 1,388 $760   $65,982,804 45
1998/10/09 15 $601,619 -43% 987 $610   $66,913,271 52
1998/10/16 18 $393,574 -35% 544 $723   $67,709,704 59
1998/10/23 27 $220,317 -44% 337 $654   $68,062,779 66
1998/10/30 33 $122,701 -44% 296 $415   $68,248,507 73
1998/11/06 39 $82,388 -33% 170 $485   $68,426,952 80
1998/11/13 46 $56,717 -31% 95 $597   $68,521,877 87
1998/11/20 25 $321,818 +467% 573 $562   $68,865,991 94
1998/11/27 25 $291,902 -9% 419 $697   $69,344,838 101
1998/12/04 24 $251,069 -14% 401 $626   $69,704,495 108
1998/12/11 31 $123,982 -51% 355 $349   $69,890,874 115
1998/12/18 40 $63,529 -49% 247 $257   $70,001,065 122

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/08/21 1 $5,885,000   2,322 $2,534   $5,885,000 1
1998/08/22 1 $6,190,000 +5% 2,322 $2,666   $11,775,000 2
1998/08/23 1 $5,025,000 -19% 2,322 $2,164   $17,100,000 3
1998/08/24 1 $1,963,480 -61% 2,322 $846   $19,037,336 4
1998/08/25 1 $2,017,182 +3% 2,322 $869   $21,054,518 5
1998/08/26 1 $1,600,506 -21% 2,322 $689   $22,655,024 6
1998/08/27 1 $1,562,605 -2% 2,322 $673   $24,217,629 7
1998/08/28 1 $3,045,000 +95% 2,351 $1,295   $26,856,000 8
1998/08/29 1 $4,470,000 +47% 2,351 $1,901   $31,326,000 9
1998/08/30 1 $3,329,000 -26% 2,351 $1,416   $34,737,000 10
1998/08/31 1 $1,082,370 -67% 2,351 $460   $35,818,992 11
1998/09/01 1 $1,150,019 +6% 2,351 $489   $36,969,011 12
1998/09/02 1 $942,399 -18% 2,351 $401   $37,911,410 13
1998/09/03 1 $911,849 -3% 2,351 $388   $38,823,259 14
1998/09/04 2 $2,165,000 +137% 2,375 $912   $40,932,000 15
1998/09/05 2 $3,290,000 +52% 2,375 $1,385   $44,222,000 16
1998/09/06 2 $3,060,000 -7% 2,375 $1,288   $47,282,000 17
1998/09/07 1 $2,227,575 -27% 2,375 $938   $49,555,263 18
1998/09/08 2 $653,655 -71% 2,375 $275   $50,208,918 19
1998/09/09 2 $551,482 -16% 2,375 $232   $50,760,401 20
1998/09/10 2 $488,920 -11% 2,375 $206   $51,249,321 21
1998/09/11 3 $1,330,000 +172% 2,389 $557   $52,574,000 22
1998/09/12 3 $2,365,000 +78% 2,389 $990   $54,939,000 23
1998/09/13 3 $1,477,000 -38% 2,389 $618   $56,438,000 24
1998/09/14 3 $390,072 -74% 2,389 $163   $56,827,745 25
1998/09/15 4 $468,803 +20% 2,389 $196   $57,296,548 26
1998/09/16 4 $381,786 -19% 2,389 $160   $57,678,334 27
1998/09/17 4 $384,156 +1% 2,389 $161   $58,062,490 28
1998/09/18 7 $865,000 +125% 2,375 $364   $58,906,000 29
1998/09/19 7 $1,455,000 +68% 2,375 $613   $60,361,000 30
1998/09/20 6 $904,000 -38% 2,375 $381   $61,305,000 31
1998/09/21 7 $253,880 -72% 2,375 $107   $61,558,598 32
1998/09/22 6 $291,318 +15% 2,375 $123   $61,849,916 33
1998/09/23 6 $219,010 -25% 2,375 $92   $62,068,926 34
1998/09/24 6 $219,624 n/c 2,375 $92   $62,288,550 35
1998/09/25 9 $525,000 +139% 2,232 $235   $62,796,000 36
1998/09/26 9 $944,000 +80% 2,232 $423   $63,740,000 37
1998/09/27 9 $541,000 -43% 2,232 $242   $64,281,000 38
1998/09/28 8 $145,039 -73% 2,232 $65   $64,425,607 39
1998/09/29 9 $175,329 +21% 2,232 $79   $64,600,936 40
1998/09/30 9 $167,287 -5% 2,232 $75   $64,768,223 41
1998/10/01 8 $165,624 -1% 2,232 $74   $64,933,847 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/08/21 1 $23,810,646   2,322 $10,254   $23,810,646 7
1998/08/28 1 $14,955,953 -37% 2,351 $6,362   $38,766,599 14
1998/09/04 2 $12,477,751 -17% 2,375 $5,254   $51,244,350 21
1998/09/11 3 $6,797,115 -46% 2,389 $2,845   $58,041,465 28
1998/09/18 7 $4,229,476 -38% 2,375 $1,781   $62,270,941 35
1998/09/25 9 $2,657,077 -37% 2,232 $1,190   $64,928,018 42
1998/10/02 11 $1,383,634 -48% 1,388 $997   $66,311,652 49
1998/10/09 14 $1,004,478 -27% 987 $1,018   $67,316,130 56
1998/10/16 18 $526,332 -48% 544 $968   $67,842,462 63
1998/10/23 26 $283,344 -46% 337 $841   $68,125,806 70
1998/10/30 28 $218,758 -23% 296 $739   $68,344,564 77
1998/11/06 39 $120,596 -45% 170 $709   $68,465,160 84
1998/11/13 45 $79,013 -34% 95 $832   $68,544,173 91
1998/11/20 24 $508,763 +544% 573 $888   $69,052,936 98
1998/11/27 25 $400,490 -21% 419 $956   $69,453,426 105
1998/12/04 24 $313,466 -22% 401 $782   $69,766,892 112
1998/12/11 31 $170,644 -46% 355 $481   $69,937,536 119