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Desperate Measures (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,678,274Details
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  5. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
17% - Rotten
Audience
37% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 30th, 1998 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,663 $28,779 Apr 10, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,549 $54,877 Apr 3, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,627 $74,630 Mar 27, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,971 $80,772 Mar 20, 1998 52
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,243 $110,313 Feb 27, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,803 $375,762 Feb 20, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,345 $1,378,515 Feb 13, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,021 $3,004,790 Feb 6, 1998 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,680 $5,833,412 Jan 30, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,300 1,963 Jan 30, 1998 3

Cast

Michael Keaton    Peter McCabe
Andy Garcia    Frank Connor
Marcia Gay Harden    Dr. Samantha Hawkins
Brian Cox    Captain Jeremiah Cassidy
Efrain Figueroa   
Tracey Walter    Medical Inmate
Joseph Cross    Frank's Son

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/01/30 6 $5,833,412   1,963 $2,972   $5,833,412 3
1998/02/06 9 $3,004,790 -48% 1,963 $1,531   $10,252,317 10
1998/02/13 14 $1,378,515 -54% 1,432 $963   $12,405,688 17
1998/02/20 20 $375,762 -73% 522 $720   $13,017,853 24
1998/02/27 40 $110,313 -71% 202 $546   $13,244,189 31
1998/03/20 41 $80,772   389 $208   $13,427,020 52
1998/03/27 39 $74,630 -8% 248 $301   $13,492,778 59
1998/04/03 48 $54,877 -26% 138 $398   $13,578,123 66
1998/04/10 58 $28,779 -48% 54 $533   $13,668,777 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/01/30 5 $1,740,000   1,963 $886   $1,740,000 1
1998/01/31 6 $2,650,000 +52% 1,963 $1,350   $4,390,000 2
1998/02/01 6 $1,566,000 -41% 1,963 $798   $5,833,412 3
1998/02/02 5 $352,438 -77% 1,963 $180   $6,185,850 4
1998/02/03 5 $437,766 +24% 1,963 $223   $6,623,615 5
1998/02/04 5 $320,491 -27% 1,963 $163   $6,944,107 6
1998/02/05 5 $303,722 -5% 1,963 $155   $7,247,829 7
1998/02/06 7 $845,000 +178% 1,963 $430   $8,093,000 8
1998/02/07 9 $1,415,000 +67% 1,963 $721   $9,508,000 9
1998/02/08 9 $807,000 -43% 1,963 $411   $10,262,000 10
1998/02/09 8 $195,158 -76% 1,963 $99   $10,447,475 11
1998/02/10 8 $220,395 +13% 1,963 $112   $10,661,870 12
1998/02/11 8 $182,678 -17% 1,963 $93   $10,844,548 13
1998/02/12 8 $180,000 -1% 1,963 $92   $11,025,000 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/01/30 6 $7,247,527   1,963 $3,692   $7,247,527 7
1998/02/06 9 $3,779,646 -48% 1,963 $1,925   $11,027,173 14
1998/02/13 14 $1,614,918 -57% 1,432 $1,128   $12,642,091 21
1998/02/20 21 $491,785 -70% 522 $942   $13,133,876 28
1998/03/20 46 $71,900   389 $185   $13,418,148 56
1998/03/27 40 $105,098 +46% 248 $424   $13,523,246 63
1998/04/03 40 $116,752 +11% 138 $846   $13,639,998 70