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The Faculty (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $40,283,321Details
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  5. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 1998 (Wide) by Miramax
MPAA Rating: R for violence/gore, strong language, drug use and some nudity
Comparisons: vs. Independence Day
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Keywords: Football, New Guy/Girl in School, Narcotics, Scene in End Credits, Surprise Twist, Gratuitous Cameos, Bullies, Unbelieving Police, Alien Invasion, Non-Chronological, Romance, High School Hell, Bodysnatchers, Parasite
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 355 $98,298 May 7, 1999 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 200 $296,307 Apr 30, 1999 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 170 $466,290 Apr 23, 1999 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 821 $63,313 Apr 16, 1999 115
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,032 $15,762 Mar 26, 1999 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,117 $23,643 Mar 19, 1999 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,090 $43,579 Mar 12, 1999 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,856 $87,337 Mar 5, 1999 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 932 $349,517 Feb 26, 1999 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,758 $65,530 Feb 19, 1999 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,517 $123,367 Feb 12, 1999 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,433 $216,498 Feb 5, 1999 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,159 $533,338 Jan 29, 1999 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,162 $1,059,016 Jan 22, 1999 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,912 $2,321,458 Jan 15, 1999 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,773 $4,086,045 Jan 8, 1999 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,473 $7,485,668 Jan 1, 1999 10
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 275 $11,633,495 Dec 25, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,573 $11,633,495 Dec 25, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,761 2,365 Dec 25, 1998 3

Cast

Louis Black    Teacher
Famke Janssen    Miss Burke
Josh Hartnett    Zeke
Laura Harris    Marybeth
Daniel von Bargen    Mr. Tate
Salma Hayek    Nurse Harper
Susan Willis    Mrs. Brummel
Clea DuVall    Stokely
Jon Stewart    Mr. Furlong
Usher Raymond    Gabe
Robert Patrick    Coach Willis
Bebe Neuwirth    Principal Drake
Christopher McDonald    Casey's Dad
Piper Laurie    Miss Olsen
Elijah Wood    Casey
Jon Abrahams    F'%# You Boy
Jordana Brewster    Delilah Profitt
Shawn Hatosy    Stan

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Composer    Marco Beltrami

Contest: Back to School

September 7th, 2012

With kids back to school, it seems like good time to hand out some Blu-rays dealing with a school you don't want to go to. (I'm not sure what would be worse, an alien invasion or a relationship drama that results in several deaths.) As far as the target film goes, there are two real choices: Resident Evil: Retribution and Finding Nemo 3D. Nemo will most certainly be the bigger hit overall, but Retribution could win the weekend. I think Finding Nemo is the safer choice for the weekend and it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Finding Nemo 3D. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Faculty on Blu-ray. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of O (Othello) on Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 24th, 2012

July 23rd, 2012

I'm getting tired of saying this, but it is a slow week on the home market. There is one prime release, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season One on Blu-ray, which is currently leading this week's new releases, according to Amazon.com. The second best selling new release is Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Series 5 on DVD. It's a good show, but it is a British Import and these rarely make an impact on the chart. Third best selling new release? Game of Thrones. This is the third or fourth time the first season of this TV show has been "released" on the home market. I don't know why they are doing this, but it is getting annoying. There are not a lot of contenders for Pick of the Week either. Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Blu-ray and Star Trek: The Next Generation are the two leading contenders. While ST:TNG became an amazing series, it started out weak, so Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the better choice, but both are easily worth picking up. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Faculty

July 22nd, 2012

And I'm done. With The Faculty, I've seen every single feature-length film Robert Rodriguez has made and I've reviewed nine of them. This is the first film of his to not earn overall positive reviews (not counting Four Rooms, in which he only directed on a segment). Is this a warning sign for all but his more intense fans to stay away? Or is it better than 51% positive? More...

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
1998/12/25 5 $11,633,495   2,365 $4,919   $11,633,495 3
1999/01/01 7 $7,485,668 -36% 2,365 $3,165   $25,894,803 10
1999/01/08 9 $4,086,045 -45% 2,365 $1,728   $31,867,840 17
1999/01/15 14 $2,321,458 -43% 2,103 $1,104   $35,273,508 24
1999/01/22 19 $1,059,016 -54% 1,512 $700   $36,710,893 31
1999/01/29 25 $533,338 -50% 1,086 $491   $37,512,589 38
1999/02/05 32 $216,498 -59% 443 $489   $37,920,587 45
1999/02/12 38 $123,367 -43% 190 $649   $38,102,619 52
1999/02/19 41 $65,530 -47% 138 $475   $38,188,565 59
1999/02/26 30 $349,517 +433% 1,129 $310   $38,556,806 66
1999/03/05 46 $87,337 -75% 277 $315   $38,757,555 73
1999/03/12 56 $43,579 -50% 157 $278   $38,840,566 80
1999/03/19 62 $23,643 -46% 88 $269   $38,888,836 87
1999/03/26 66 $15,762 -33% 76 $207   $38,915,956 94
1999/04/16 50 $63,313   333 $190   $38,987,344 115
1999/04/23 22 $466,290 +636% 471 $990   $39,485,746 122
1999/04/30 23 $296,307 -36% 410 $723   $39,907,916 129
1999/05/07 38 $98,298 -67% 258 $381   $40,064,955 136

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/12/25 4 $4,270,000   2,365 $1,805   $4,270,000 1
1998/12/26 7 $4,000,000 -6% 2,365 $1,691   $8,270,000 2
1998/12/27 7 $3,141,000 -21% 2,365 $1,328   $11,411,000 3
1998/12/28 7 $2,175,606 -31% 2,365 $920   $13,586,606 4
1998/12/29 7 $1,872,918 -14% 2,365 $792   $15,459,524 5
1998/12/30 7 $1,650,000 -12% 2,365 $698   $17,203,000 6
1998/12/31 10 $1,120,000 -32% 2,365 $474   $18,323,000 7
1999/01/01 7 $3,340,000 +198% 2,365 $1,412   $21,663,000 8
1999/01/02 7 $2,385,000 -29% 2,365 $1,008   $24,048,000 9
1999/01/03 7 $1,590,000 -33% 2,365 $672   $25,895,000 10
1999/01/04 5 $577,336 -64% 2,365 $244   $26,472,139 11
1999/01/05 5 $624,752 +8% 2,365 $264   $27,096,891 12
1999/01/06 5 $440,456 -29% 2,365 $186   $27,537,347 13
1999/01/07 5 $464,329 +5% 2,365 $196   $28,001,676 14
1999/01/08 5 $1,205,000 +160% 2,365 $510   $28,987,000 15
1999/01/09 8 $2,180,000 +81% 2,365 $922   $31,167,000 16
1999/01/10 10 $700,840 -68% 2,365 $296   $31,867,840 17
1999/01/11 7 $297,814 -58% 2,365 $126   $32,165,654 18
1999/01/12 7 $351,177 +18% 2,365 $148   $32,516,831 19
1999/01/13 7 $272,048 -23% 2,365 $115   $32,788,879 20
1999/01/14 7 $292,678 +8% 2,365 $124   $33,081,557 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/12/25 7 $18,409,135   2,365 $7,784   $18,409,135 7
1999/01/01 7 $9,372,660 -49% 2,365 $3,963   $27,781,795 14
1999/01/08 9 $5,170,255 -45% 2,365 $2,186   $32,952,050 21
1999/01/15 14 $2,699,827 -48% 2,103 $1,284   $35,651,877 28
1999/01/22 20 $1,327,374 -51% 1,512 $878   $36,979,251 35
1999/01/29 23 $724,838 -45% 1,086 $667   $37,704,089 42
1999/02/05 32 $275,163 -62% 443 $621   $37,979,252 49
1999/02/12 38 $143,783 -48% 190 $757   $38,123,035 56
1999/02/19 43 $84,254 -41% 138 $611   $38,207,289 63
1999/02/26 31 $462,929 +449% 1,129 $410   $38,670,218 70
1999/03/05 42 $126,769 -73% 277 $458   $38,796,987 77
1999/03/12 53 $68,206 -46% 157 $434   $38,865,193 84
1999/03/19 63 $35,001 -49% 88 $398   $38,900,194 91
1999/04/16 47 $95,425   333 $287   $39,019,456 119
1999/04/23 23 $592,153 +521% 471 $1,257   $39,611,609 126
1999/04/30 26 $355,048 -40% 410 $866   $39,966,657 133