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The Great White Hype (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,852,282Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
45% - Rotten
34% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 3rd, 1996 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: R for language and brief sexuality
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,979 $81,035 Jun 7, 1996 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,485 $84,678 May 31, 1996 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,973 $319,972 May 24, 1996 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,841 $836,157 May 17, 1996 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,011 $1,323,594 May 10, 1996 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,554 $3,349,481 May 3, 1996 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,971 1,496 May 3, 1996 3
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 3,341 $7,852,282 May 3, 1996 0


   Rev. Fred Sultan
   Terry Conklin
   Hassan El Ruk'n
   James 'The Grim Reaper' Roper
Jeff Goldblum    Mitchell Kane
Jon Lovitz    Sol
Corbin Bernsen    Peter Prince
Cheech Marin    Julio Escobar
John Rhys-Davies    Johnny Windsor
Salli Richardson    Bambi
Rocky Carroll    Artemus St. John Saint
Albert Hall    Roper's Manager
Susan Gibney    Vivian
Michael Jace    Marvin Shabazz
Duane Davis    Palace Guard
Lamont Johnson    Palace Guard
Sam Whipple    Artie
Lydell M Cheshier    Palace Guard
Stu Nahan    Fight Announcer
Ferdie Pacheco    Fight Announcer
Al Rodrigo    Press Member
Renee Ammann    Angel
Bert Randolph Sugar    Himself
Walter Addison    Michael Katz
Jonathan P. Hicks    Sports Writer
Craig Modderno    Sports Writer
Tim Kawakami    Himself
Michael Fairman    Chairman Jerry Schwartz
Brad Blaisdell    Press Corps
James Hardie    Press Corps
Nedra Volz    Old Lady
Rick Scarry    White Middle American
Elizabeth LaRou    Pretty Young Woman
Alyson Croft    Pretty Young Woman
Christal L. House    Pretty Young Woman
Richard Steele    Referee
Anthony Johnson    Sultan's Valet
Brian Setzer    Himself
Method Man    Himself
Irv L. Dotten    Roper's Crony
Deezer D.    Roper's Crony
Reno Wilson    Roper's Crony
Art Evans    Minister
Randy Harris    Palace Guard
G. John Slagle    Lame
Leon Frederick    Cornerman
James H. Hays    Cornerman

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Tony Hendra
Screenwriter    Ron Shelton
Producer    Fred Berner
Producer    Joshua Donen
Production Designer    Charles Rosen
Editor    Earl Watson
Composer    Marcus Miller
Director of Photography    Ron Garcia
Co-Producer    Barry Berg
Co-Producer    Neil Liefer
Assistant Director    Barry K. Thomas
Unit Production Manager    Barry Berg
Production Supervisor    Yoli Poropat
Art Director    Scott Ritenour
Set Decorator    Mary McIntosh
Visual Effects Supervisor    Rich Thorne
Special Effects    Ronald Nary
Special Effects    Mike Thompson
Costume Designer    Ruth E. Carter
Costume Supervisor    Susie Money
Sound Mixer    David Chornow
Re-recording Mixer    Lora Hirschberg
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Supervising Sound Editor    Steven D. Williams
Sound Effects Editor    Craig Berkey
Sound Effects Editor    Sean Garnhart
Dialogue Editor    David Arnold
Dialogue Editor    Lou Angelo
Music Editor    Katherine Quittner
Hairstylist    Robert L. Stevenson
Music Supervisor    Bill Stephney
Casting Director    Eileen Mack Knight
Stunt Coordinator    Eddie L. Watkins

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
1996/05/03 5 $3,349,481   1,496 $2,239   $3,349,481 3
1996/05/10 7 $1,323,594 -60% 1,499 $883   $5,569,938 10
1996/05/17 10 $836,157 -37% 1,183 $707   $6,928,787 17
1996/05/24 23 $319,972 -62% 442 $724   $7,470,961 24
1996/05/31 34 $84,678 -74% 166 $510   $7,633,471 31
1996/06/07 38 $81,035 -4% 162 $500   $7,751,497 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/05/03 5 $4,246,344   1,496 $2,838   $4,246,344 7
1996/05/10 7 $1,846,286 -57% 1,499 $1,232   $6,092,630 14
1996/05/17 10 $1,058,359 -43% 1,183 $895   $7,150,989 21
1996/05/24 22 $397,804 -62% 442 $900   $7,548,793 28
1996/05/31 35 $121,669 -69% 166 $733   $7,670,462 35