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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,680,275Details
International Box Office $3,031,628Details
Worldwide Box Office $13,711,903
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 4,613 $10,680,275
All Time International Box Office 4,610 $3,031,628
All Time Worldwide Box Office 5,229 $13,711,903
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,171 $10,680,275
All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies 929 $3,031,628
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,244 $13,711,903
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 1,472 $10,680,275
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,418 $3,031,628
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 1,608 $13,711,903

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,500,000
Domestic Releases: May 22nd, 1998 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: June 15th, 1999 by Universal Home Entertainment
February 18th, 2003 by Criterion, released as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Criterion Collection
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive extreme drug use and related bizarre behavior, strong language, and brief nudity
Running Time: 119 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Rhino Films, Laila Nabulsi
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 3,797 $17,701 Jul 17, 1998 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 3,894 $28,642 Jul 10, 1998 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 3,954 $48,546 Jul 3, 1998 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 4,109 $71,345 Jun 26, 1998 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 4,239 $118,265 Jun 19, 1998 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,055 $294,680 Jun 12, 1998 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 3,949 $738,045 Jun 5, 1998 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 3,759 $1,762,805 May 29, 1998 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 3,183 $4,335,095 May 22, 1998 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 96 3.82 May 22, 1998 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,422 26.2% May 22, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,590 1,126 May 22, 1998 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 2,964 $10,680,275 May 22, 1998 0

Cast

   Raoul Duke
Benicio del Toro    Dr. Gonzo
Ellen Barkin    The North Star Waitress
Craig Bierko    Lacerda
Gary Busey    Highway Patrolman
Cameron Diaz    Blonde TV Reporter
Flea    Musician
Mark Harmon    Magazine reporter
Katherine Helmond    Desk Clerk at Mint Hotel
Michael Jeter    L. Ron Bumquist
Lyle Lovett    Road Person
Tobey Maguire    Hitchhiker
Christopher Meloni    Clerk at Flamingo Hotel
Christina Ricci    Lucy
Harry Dean Stanton    Judge
Tim Thomerson    Hoodlum
Larry Cedar    Car Rental Agent, Los Angles
Michael Lee Gogin    Uniformed Dwarf
Brian Lebaron    Parking Attendant
Michael Warwick    Bell Boy
Tyde Kierney    Reporter
Richard Riehle    Dune Buggy Driver
Ransom Gates    Dune Buggy Passenger
Frank Romano    Dune Buggy Passanger
Gil Boccaccio    Desert Room Doorman
Gary Bruno    Desert Room Doorman
Richard Portnow    Wine Colored Tuxedo
Debbie Reynolds    Voice of Debbie Reynolds
Steve Schirripa    Goon
Verne Troyer    Wee Waiter
Will Blount    The Black Guy
Ben Yeager    Clown Barker
Penn Jillette    Carnie Talker
Christopher Callen    Bazooko Circus Waitress
Ben Ven Der Veen    TV Crew Man
Alex Craig Mann    Stockbroker
Troy Evans    Police Chief
Gale Baker    Police Chief's Wife
Chris Hendrie    Execuitve Producer
Donald Morrow    Voice of Film Narrator
Jenette Goldstein    Maid
Stephen Bridgewater    Human Cannonball
Buck Holland    Shopper
Mary Gillis    Shopper
Jennifer Elise Cox    Shopper
Robert Allen    Car Rental Agent, Las Vegas
David Brisbin    Man in Car
James O'Sullivan    TV Newsman
Milt Taver    TV Newsman

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Terry Gilliam
Screenwriter    Tony Grisoni
Screenwriter    Tod Davies
Screenwriter    Alex Cox
Story Creator    Hunter S. Thompson
Producer    Laila Nabulsi
Producer    Patrick Cassavetti
Producer    Stephen Nemeth
Executive Producer    Harold Bronson
Executive Producer    Richard Foos
Executive Producer    Patrick Wachsberger
Production Designer    Alex McDowell
Editor    Lesley Walker
Composer    Ray Cooper
Director of Photography    Nicola Pecorini
Co-Producer    Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt
Associate Producer    John Jergens
Assistant Director    Philip Patterson
Unit Production Manager    Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt
Art Director    Chris Gorak
Set Decorator    Nancy Haigh
Visual Effects Supervisor    Kent Houston
Visual Effects Designer    Rob Bottin
Special Effects Coordinator    Steve Galich
Costume Designer    Julie Weiss
Costume Designer    Eden C. Coblenz
Sound Mixer    Jay Meagher
Re-recording Mixer    Robin O'Donoghue
Re-recording Mixer    Dominic Lester
Supervising Sound Editor    Peter Pennell
Makeup    Patty York
Hairstylist    Bridget Cook
Make-up and Hair Designer    Danny Valencia
Special Make-up Effects    Matthew W. Mungle
Special Make-up Effects    Rob Bottin
Casting Director    Margery Simkin
Stunt Coordinator    Noon Orsatti

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/05/22 6 $4,335,095   1,126 $3,850   $4,335,095 3
1998/05/29 10 $1,762,805 -59% 1,130 $1,560   $7,263,295 10
1998/06/05 14 $738,045 -58% 1,118 $660   $9,017,065 17
1998/06/12 18 $294,680 -60% 425 $693   $9,812,470 24
1998/06/19 29 $118,265 -60% 217 $545   $10,168,570 31
1998/06/26 37 $71,345 -40% 116 $615   $10,355,340 38
1998/07/03 44 $48,546 -32% 77 $630   $10,457,221 45
1998/07/10 53 $28,642 -41% 43 $666   $10,526,642 52
1998/07/17 58 $17,701 -38% 31 $571   $10,562,387 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/05/22 5 $1,135,000   3,107 $365   $1,135,000 1
1998/05/23 6 $1,100,000 -3% 3,107 $354   $2,235,000 2
1998/05/24 6 $1,175,000 +7% 3,107 $378   $3,410,000 3
1998/05/25 6 $996,505 -15% 1,126 $885   $4,335,095 4
1998/05/26 5 $467,290 -53% 1,126 $415   $4,802,385 5
1998/05/27 6 $349,060 -25% 1,126 $310   $5,151,445 6
1998/05/28 6 $345,000 -1% 1,125 $307   $5,496,000 7
1998/05/29 8 $520,000 +51% 1,130 $460   $6,020,000 8
1998/05/31 9 $531,000   1,130 $470   $7,263,000 10
1998/06/01 8 $271,185 -49% 1,130 $240   $7,534,480 11
1998/06/02 7 $288,150 +6% 1,130 $255   $7,822,630 12
1998/06/03 8 $220,350 -24% 1,130 $195   $8,042,980 13
1998/06/04 9 $236,040 +7% 1,130 $209   $8,279,020 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/05/22 6 $5,500,490   1,126 $4,885   $5,500,490 7
1998/05/29 9 $2,778,530 -49% 1,130 $2,459   $8,279,020 14
1998/06/05 13 $1,238,770 -55% 1,118 $1,108   $9,517,790 21
1998/06/12 18 $532,515 -57% 425 $1,253   $10,050,305 28
1998/06/19 27 $233,690 -56% 217 $1,077   $10,283,995 35
1998/06/26 37 $124,680 -47% 116 $1,075   $10,408,675 42
1998/07/03 43 $89,325 -28% 77 $1,160   $10,498,000 49
1998/07/10 51 $46,686 -48% 43 $1,086   $10,544,686 56