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The Borrowers (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,619,589Details
International Box Office $31,426,243
Worldwide Box Office $54,045,832
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
73% - Fresh
Audience
48% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$29,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 13th, 1998 (Wide) by Polygram
MPAA Rating: PG for mild peril and some crude humor
Running Time: 83 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Spice World
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Keywords: Tiny Worlds
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Working Title Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,793 $43,764 May 8, 1998 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,567 $91,728 May 1, 1998 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,744 $100,218 Apr 24, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,806 $129,347 Apr 17, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,267 $105,919 Apr 10, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,909 $229,980 Apr 3, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,830 $411,259 Mar 27, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,574 $1,041,278 Mar 20, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,911 $1,313,706 Mar 13, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,073 $2,073,962 Mar 6, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,378 $2,771,184 Feb 27, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,528 $4,011,304 Feb 20, 1998 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,584 $6,075,079 Feb 13, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,831 1,535 Feb 13, 1998 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,723 7.89 Feb 13, 1998 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,958 12.7% Feb 13, 1998 1

Cast

   Ocious P. Potter
   Pod Clock
Mark Williams    Exterminator Jeff
Hugh Laurie    Officer Steady
Bradly Pierce    Pete Lender
Celia Imrie    Homily Clock
Ruby Wax    City Hall clerk
Flora Newbigin    Arrietty Clock
Tom Felton    Peagreen Clock
Raymond Pickard    Spiller
Aden Gillett    Joe Lender
Doon Mackichan    Victoria Lende
Andrew Dunford    Dustbunny
Bob Goody    Minty
Patrick Monkton    Swag
Dick Ward    Milk Man
George Yiasoumi    Wrigley
Alex Winter    TV Ganster
Michael Hewitt    TV Sergeant
Simon Hewitt    TV Constable
David Freeman    TV Constable

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Gavin Scott
Screenwriter    John Kamps
Producer    Tim Bevan
Producer    Eric Fellner
Producer    Rachel Talalay
Executive Producer    Walt Defaria
Line Producer    Mary Richards
Story-Based on the Novels by    Mary Norton
Director of Photography    John Fenner
Director of Photography    Trevor Brooker
Editor    David Freeman
Production Designer    Gemma Jackson
Visual Effects Supervisor    Peter Chiang
Costume Designer    Marie France
Score Producer    Hans Zimmer
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams
Casting Director    Nina Gold
Co-Producer    Debra Hayward
Co-Producer    Liza Chasin
Art Director    Andrew Ackland-Snow
Assistant Director    Gareth Tandy
Set Decorator    Careen Hertzog
Special Effects Supervisor    Digby Milner
Sound Mixer    David Stephenson
Re-recording Mixer    Peter Maxwell
Re-recording Mixer    Adrian Rhodes
Supervising Sound Editor    Peter Joly
Sound Effects Editor    Adrian Rhodes

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/02/13 6 $6,075,079   1,535 $3,958   $6,075,079 3
1998/02/20 7 $4,011,304 -34% 1,593 $2,518   $11,232,084 10
1998/02/27 9 $2,771,184 -31% 1,606 $1,726   $14,533,004 17
1998/03/06 10 $2,073,962 -25% 1,581 $1,312   $17,270,127 24
1998/03/13 12 $1,313,706 -37% 1,514 $868   $19,008,365 31
1998/03/20 15 $1,041,278 -21% 1,241 $839   $20,601,297 38
1998/03/27 20 $411,259 -61% 1,002 $410   $21,231,001 45
1998/04/03 25 $229,980 -44% 706 $326   $21,578,472 52
1998/04/10 38 $105,919 -54% 456 $232   $21,806,489 59
1998/04/17 39 $129,347 +22% 475 $272   $22,047,877 66
1998/04/24 41 $100,218 -23% 386 $260   $22,188,266 73
1998/05/01 39 $91,728 -8% 326 $281   $22,301,008 80
1998/05/08 52 $43,764 -52% 200 $219   $22,359,293 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/02/13 7 $770,000   1,536 $501   $770,000 1
1998/02/14 6 $2,040,000 +165% 1,536 $1,328   $2,810,000 2
1998/02/15 6 $2,481,000 +22% 1,536 $1,615   $5,291,000 3
1998/02/16 4 $1,604,968 -35% 1,535 $1,046   $6,075,079 4
1998/02/17 6 $411,597 -74% 1,535 $268   $6,486,676 5
1998/02/18 6 $352,742 -14% 1,535 $230   $6,839,418 6
1998/02/19 6 $381,362 +8% 1,535 $248   $7,220,780 7
1998/02/20 8 $855,000 +124% 1,593 $537   $8,076,000 8
1998/02/21 6 $1,850,000 +116% 1,593 $1,161   $9,926,000 9
1998/02/22 6 $1,315,000 -29% 1,593 $825   $11,241,000 10
1998/02/23 10 $166,965 -87% 1,593 $105   $11,399,049 11
1998/02/24 10 $145,221 -13% 1,593 $91   $11,544,227 12
1998/02/25 10 $132,510 -9% 1,593 $83   $11,676,737 13
1998/02/26 10 $145,000 +9% 1,593 $91   $11,828,000 14
1998/02/27 10 $538,000 +271% 1,606 $335   $12,366,000 15
1998/02/28 9 $1,300,000 +142% 1,606 $809   $13,666,000 16
1998/03/01 7 $1,018,000 -22% 1,606 $634   $14,657,000 17
1998/03/07 10 $865,000   1,581 $547   $16,366,000 23
1998/03/08 8 $931,000 +8% 1,581 $589   $17,270,127 24
1998/03/15 10 $472,000   1,514 $312   $19,008,365 31

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/02/13 6 $7,220,780   1,535 $4,704   $7,220,780 7
1998/02/20 7 $4,541,040 -37% 1,593 $2,851   $11,761,820 14
1998/02/27 9 $3,434,345 -24% 1,606 $2,138   $15,196,165 21
1998/03/06 10 $2,498,494 -27% 1,581 $1,580   $17,694,659 28
1998/03/13 12 $1,865,360 -25% 1,514 $1,232   $19,560,019 35
1998/03/20 15 $1,259,723 -32% 1,241 $1,015   $20,819,742 42
1998/03/27 20 $528,750 -58% 1,002 $528   $21,348,492 49
1998/04/03 25 $352,078 -33% 706 $499   $21,700,570 56
1998/04/10 34 $217,960 -38% 456 $478   $21,918,530 63
1998/04/17 40 $169,518 -22% 475 $357   $22,088,048 70
1998/04/24 42 $121,232 -28% 386 $314   $22,209,280 77
1998/05/01 45 $106,249 -12% 326 $326   $22,315,529 84