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The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,564,422Details
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Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 11th, 1996 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for some violence and gore involving animal attacks
Comparisons: vs. Pearl Harbor
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Keywords: Animals Gone Bad
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 786 $44,586 Feb 7, 1997 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 673 $94,904 Jan 31, 1997 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 664 $133,510 Jan 24, 1997 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 324 $387,664 Jan 17, 1997 101
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,274 $17,461 Jan 3, 1997 87
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,819 $21,545 Dec 20, 1996 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,638 $49,048 Dec 13, 1996 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,297 $104,372 Dec 6, 1996 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,496 $371,602 Nov 29, 1996 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,732 $470,211 Nov 22, 1996 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,588 $1,033,749 Nov 15, 1996 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,622 $1,727,222 Nov 8, 1996 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,295 $3,660,201 Nov 1, 1996 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,660 $4,390,078 Oct 25, 1996 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,471 $7,507,928 Oct 18, 1996 10
Biggest October Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 257 $10,321,400 Oct 11, 1996 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,754 $10,321,400 Oct 11, 1996 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,039 2,142 Oct 11, 1996 3

Cast

   Remington
Val Kilmer    John Patterson
Tom Wilkinson    Beaumont
Emily Mortimer    Helena Patterson
Bernard Hill    Dr. David Hawthorne

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Jerry Goldsmith
First Assistant Director    Josh McLaglen
Second Assistant Director    Jamie Christopher
Assistant Director    Lee Cleary
Special Effects Supervisor    Chris Corbould

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
1996/10/11 1 $10,321,400   2,142 $4,819   $10,321,400 3
1996/10/18 2 $7,507,928 -27% 2,154 $3,486   $20,241,321 10
1996/10/25 4 $4,390,078 -42% 2,202 $1,994   $26,792,125 17
1996/11/01 5 $3,660,201 -17% 2,038 $1,796   $31,779,391 24
1996/11/08 8 $1,727,222 -53% 1,711 $1,009   $34,575,614 31
1996/11/15 9 $1,033,749 -40% 1,328 $778   $36,166,456 38
1996/11/22 11 $470,211 -55% 820 $573   $36,946,439 45
1996/11/29 17 $371,602 -21% 402 $924   $37,396,787 52
1996/12/06 26 $104,372 -72% 320 $326   $37,567,525 59
1996/12/13 32 $49,048 -53% 191 $257   $37,665,720 66
1996/12/20 46 $21,545 -56% 72 $299   $37,709,317 73
1997/01/03 56 $17,461   31 $563   $37,769,792 87
1997/01/17 27 $387,664   512 $757   $38,175,694 101
1997/01/24 38 $133,510 -66% 461 $290   $38,353,568 108
1997/01/31 43 $94,904 -29% 275 $345   $38,487,058 115
1997/02/07 55 $44,586 -53% 142 $314   $38,553,833 122

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/10/11 1 $12,733,393   2,142 $5,945   $12,733,393 7
1996/10/18 2 $9,668,654 -24% 2,154 $4,489   $22,402,047 14
1996/10/25 5 $5,717,143 -41% 2,202 $2,596   $28,119,190 21
1996/11/01 5 $4,729,202 -17% 2,038 $2,321   $32,848,392 28
1996/11/08 9 $2,284,315 -52% 1,711 $1,335   $35,132,707 35
1996/11/15 9 $1,343,521 -41% 1,328 $1,012   $36,476,228 42
1996/11/22 12 $548,957 -59% 820 $669   $37,025,185 49
1996/11/29 18 $437,968 -20% 402 $1,089   $37,463,153 56
1996/12/06 22 $153,519 -65% 320 $480   $37,616,672 63
1996/12/13 32 $71,100 -54% 191 $372   $37,687,772 70
1997/01/17 28 $432,028   512 $844   $38,220,058 105
1997/01/24 38 $172,096 -60% 461 $373   $38,392,154 112
1997/01/31 43 $117,093 -32% 275 $426   $38,509,247 119