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A Civil Action (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $56,709,981Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
60% - Fresh
Audience
55% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 1998 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Lawyers
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Scott Rudin

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 864 $18,515 Apr 30, 1999 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 896 $31,255 Apr 23, 1999 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 708 $86,184 Apr 16, 1999 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 603 $154,009 Apr 9, 1999 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 599 $198,084 Apr 2, 1999 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,945 $19,633 Mar 26, 1999 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,887 $37,771 Mar 19, 1999 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,709 $73,833 Mar 12, 1999 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,520 $131,522 Mar 5, 1999 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,185 $261,129 Feb 26, 1999 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 669 $770,820 Feb 19, 1999 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 496 $1,765,313 Feb 12, 1999 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 382 $3,075,382 Feb 5, 1999 45
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,276 $50,942,000 Feb 5, 1999 44
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 287 $4,797,967 Jan 29, 1999 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 215 $7,648,388 Jan 22, 1999 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 169 $11,761,043 Jan 15, 1999 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 232 $15,163,484 Jan 8, 1999 17
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 142 $15,163,484 Jan 8, 1999 17
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 257 $6,990,000 Jan 9, 1999 16
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,622 $6,990,000 Jan 9, 1999 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,061 $70,869 Jan 1, 1999 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,503 $70,079 Dec 25, 1998 3

Cast

   Jan Schlichtmann
Robert Duvall    Jerome Facher
James Gandolfini    Al Love
Dan Hedaya    John Riley
John Lithgow    Judge Skinner
William H. Macy    James Gordon
Kathleen Quinlan    Anne Anderson
Tony Shalhoub    Kevin Conway
Stephen Fry    Pinder
Zeljko Ivanek    Bill Crowley
Bruce Norris    William Cheeseman
Sydney Pollack    Al Eustis
Mary Mara    Kathy Boyer
David Thornton    Richard Aufiero
Ned Eisenberg    Uncle Pete
Peter Jacobson    Neil Jacobs
Paul Ben-Victor    Pasqueriella
Daniel von Bargen    Mr. Granger
Margot Rose    Donna Robbins
Caroline Carrigan    Evelyn Love
Paul Desmond    Shalline
Michael P. Byrne    Barbas
Tracy Miller    Grace Worker
Paul Hewitt    Grace Worker
Clayton Landey    Grace Worker
Elizabeth Burnette    Lauren Aufiero
Alan Wilder    Insurance Lawyer
Gregg Joseph Monk    Insurance Lawyer
Harout Beshlian    Insurance Lawyer
Josh Pais    Law Clerk
Haskell V. Anderson, III    Courtroom 7 Clerk
Kaiulani Lee    Mrs. Granger
Howie Carr    Radio Talk Show Host
Denise Dowse    Judge
Pearline Pergerson    Court Clerk
Scott Weintraub    PI Lawyer
Robert Cicchini    PI Lawyer
Christopher Stevenson    Insurance Plaintiff
Kevin Fry    Waiter
Brian Turk    Mover
Rikki Klieman    T.V. Reporter
David Barrett    Teenager on Property
Ryan Janis    Teenager on Property
Rob McElhenney    Teenager on Property
Mike Biase    Market Clerk
Richard Calnan    Woburn Traffic Cop
Gene Wolande    Hotel Clerk
Samuel J. Travolta    Grace Attorney
Gregg Shawzin    Reporter
Juli Donald    Reporter
Sayda Alan    Reporter
Catherine Leahan    Reporter
Bruce Holman    Federal Marshal
John Lafayette    Geologist
Charles Levin    Geologist
Byron Jennings    Geologist
Jay Patterson    Geologist
Charlie Stavola    Detective
Taylor Bernard    Trustee's Assistant
Molly Allen    Saleswoman
Harry Dean Stanton    Land Watcher (uncredited)
Kathy Bates    Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)
Edward Herrmann   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Scott Rudin
Producer    Robert Redford
Producer    Rachel Pfeffer
Screenwriter    Steven Zaillian
Executive Producer    Steven Zaillian
Executive Producer    David Wisnievitz
Cinematographer    Conrad L. Hall
Production Designer    David Gropman
Editor    Wayne Wahrman
Costume Designer    Sarah Cunliffe
Composer    Danny Elfman
Associate Producer    David McGiffert
Associate Producer    Henry J. Golas
Assistant Director    David McGiffert
Unit Production Manager    David Wisnievitz
Art Director    David J. Bomba
Set Decorator    Tracey A. Doyle
Sound Mixer    David MacMillan
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Bourgeois
Re-recording Mixer    Brad Sherman
Supervising Sound Editor    Larry Kemp
Sound Editor    Christopher W. Hogan
Sound Editor    Dan Rich
Sound Editor    Richard Dwan
Sound Effects Editor    Randy Kelley
Sound Effects Editor    Christopher Assells
Sound Effects Editor    Hector Gika
Sound Effects Editor    Bryan Bowen
Chief Makeup    Whitney James
Key Makeup    Cheryl Nick
Chief Hairstylist    Martin Samuel
Key Hairstylist    Arturo Rojas
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman
Casting Associate    Julie Lichter
Stunt Coordinator    Mark Riccardi

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/12/25 41 $70,079   2 $35,040   $70,079 3
1999/01/01 42 $70,869 +1% 2 $35,435   $226,465 10
1999/01/08 1 $15,163,484 +21,296% 1,802 $8,415   $15,452,632 17
1999/01/15 3 $11,761,043 -22% 2,001 $5,878   $31,301,412 24
1999/01/22 3 $7,648,388 -35% 2,026 $3,775   $40,786,181 31
1999/01/29 4 $4,797,967 -37% 2,069 $2,319   $47,253,243 38
1999/02/05 7 $3,075,382 -36% 2,031 $1,514   $51,632,380 45
1999/02/12 13 $1,765,313 -43% 1,403 $1,258   $54,089,852 52
1999/02/19 20 $770,820 -56% 890 $866   $55,150,049 59
1999/02/26 35 $261,129 -66% 426 $613   $55,594,271 66
1999/03/05 40 $131,522 -50% 262 $502   $55,804,853 73
1999/03/12 47 $73,833 -44% 126 $586   $55,921,654 80
1999/03/19 54 $37,771 -49% 76 $497   $55,987,961 87
1999/03/26 62 $19,633 -48% 48 $409   $56,022,518 94
1999/04/02 34 $198,084 +909% 348 $569   $56,226,573 101
1999/04/09 38 $154,009 -22% 280 $550   $56,479,278 108
1999/04/16 44 $86,184 -44% 152 $567   $56,615,755 115
1999/04/23 68 $31,255 -64% 58 $539   $56,673,204 122
1999/04/30 77 $18,515 -41% 43 $431   $56,702,901 129

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/01/08 1 $4,290,000   1,802 $2,381   $4,579,000 15
1999/01/09 1 $6,990,000 +63% 1,802 $3,879   $11,569,000 16
1999/01/10 1 $3,883,632 -44% 1,802 $2,155   $15,452,632 17
1999/01/11 1 $1,046,183 -73% 1,802 $581   $16,498,815 18
1999/01/12 1 $1,182,406 +13% 1,802 $656   $17,681,221 19
1999/01/13 1 $961,127 -19% 1,802 $533   $18,642,348 20
1999/01/14 1 $898,021 -7% 1,802 $498   $19,540,369 21
1999/01/15 2 $2,814,631 +213% 2,001 $1,407   $22,355,000 22
1999/01/16 2 $4,770,000 +69% 2,001 $2,384   $27,125,000 23
1999/01/17 4 $2,585,000 -46% 2,001 $1,292   $29,710,000 24
1999/01/18 5 $1,469,782 -43% 2,001 $735   $31,301,412 25
1999/01/19 3 $665,512 -55% 2,001 $333   $31,966,924 26
1999/01/20 3 $592,977 -11% 2,001 $296   $32,559,901 27
1999/01/21 3 $577,892 -3% 2,001 $289   $33,137,793 28
1999/01/22 3 $2,000,000 +246% 2,026 $987   $35,138,000 29
1999/01/23 3 $4,000,000 +100% 2,026 $1,974   $39,138,000 30
1999/01/24 3 $1,832,000 -54% 2,026 $904   $40,786,000 31
1999/01/25 4 $383,708 -79% 2,026 $189   $41,169,889 32
1999/01/26 3 $475,973 +24% 2,026 $235   $41,645,862 33
1999/01/27 3 $402,405 -15% 2,026 $199   $42,051,267 34
1999/01/28 3 $404,009 n/c 2,026 $199   $42,455,276 35
1999/01/29 4 $1,430,000 +254% 2,069 $691   $43,885,000 36
1999/01/30 4 $2,665,000 +86% 2,069 $1,288   $46,550,000 37
1999/01/31 7 $707,000 -73% 2,069 $342   $47,253,243 38
1999/02/01 5 $300,534 -57% 2,069 $145   $47,553,777 39
1999/02/02 4 $371,890 +24% 2,069 $180   $47,925,667 40
1999/02/03 3 $317,991 -14% 2,069 $154   $48,243,658 41
1999/02/04 4 $313,340 -1% 2,069 $151   $48,556,998 42
1999/02/05 7 $800,000 +155% 2,069 $387   $49,357,000 43
1999/02/06 7 $1,585,000 +98% 2,031 $780   $50,942,000 44
1999/02/07 7 $680,000 -57% 2,031 $335   $51,632,380 45
1999/02/08 7 $156,998 -77% 2,031 $77   $51,789,378 46
1999/02/09 8 $194,921 +24% 2,031 $96   $51,984,299 47
1999/02/10 8 $169,092 -13% 2,031 $83   $52,153,391 48
1999/02/11 9 $171,148 +1% 2,031 $84   $52,324,539 49
1999/02/12 12 $310,000 +81% 1,403 $221   $52,635,000 50
1999/02/13 12 $630,000 +103% 1,403 $449   $53,265,000 51
1999/02/14 12 $495,000 -21% 1,403 $353   $53,760,000 52
1999/02/15 15 $193,989 -61% 1,403 $138   $54,089,852 53
1999/02/16 15 $103,155 -47% 1,403 $74   $54,193,007 54
1999/02/17 14 $92,739 -10% 1,403 $66   $54,285,746 55
1999/02/18 14 $93,483 +1% 1,403 $67   $54,379,229 56
1999/02/25 20 $47,869   890 $54   $55,333,142 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/12/25 41 $155,596   2 $77,798   $155,596 7
1999/01/01 38 $133,552 -14% 2 $66,776   $289,148 14
1999/01/08 1 $19,251,221 +14,315% 1,802 $10,683   $19,540,369 21
1999/01/15 3 $13,597,424 -29% 2,001 $6,795   $33,137,793 28
1999/01/22 3 $9,317,483 -31% 2,026 $4,599   $42,455,276 35
1999/01/29 4 $6,101,722 -35% 2,069 $2,949   $48,556,998 42
1999/02/05 7 $3,767,541 -38% 2,031 $1,855   $52,324,539 49
1999/02/12 13 $2,054,690 -45% 1,403 $1,464   $54,379,229 56
1999/02/19 20 $953,913 -54% 890 $1,072   $55,333,142 63
1999/02/26 35 $340,189 -64% 426 $799   $55,673,331 70
1999/03/05 37 $174,490 -49% 262 $666   $55,847,821 77
1999/03/12 46 $102,369 -41% 126 $812   $55,950,190 84
1999/03/19 57 $52,695 -49% 76 $693   $56,002,885 91
1999/03/26 62 $25,604 -51% 48 $533   $56,028,489 98
1999/04/02 34 $296,780 +1,059% 348 $853   $56,325,269 105
1999/04/09 38 $204,302 -31% 280 $730   $56,529,571 112
1999/04/16 46 $112,378 -45% 152 $739   $56,641,949 119
1999/04/23 64 $42,437 -62% 58 $732   $56,684,386 126