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The Jackal (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $54,956,941Details
International Box Office $104,400,000
Worldwide Box Office $159,356,941
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Synopsis

After a Russian mobster hires professional assassin The Jackal for a retaliation kill on US soil FBI deputy director Preston enlists the help of former IRA operative Mulqueen to catch The Jackal before he can finish his assignment.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
15% - Rotten
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 14th, 1997 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: November 10th, 1998 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language
Running Time: 124 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Gone Girl
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Keywords: Hitmen, Mafia
Source:Remake
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Alphaville
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,273 $75,330 Feb 13, 1998 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,324 $96,750 Feb 6, 1998 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,177 $150,995 Jan 30, 1998 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,020 $235,010 Jan 23, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 979 $330,615 Jan 16, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,186 $358,825 Jan 9, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,442 $392,850 Jan 2, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,961 $352,245 Dec 26, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,768 $834,925 Dec 19, 1997 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,182 $50,071,485 Dec 12, 1997 32
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,272 $2,443,465 Dec 12, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,193 $4,006,115 Dec 5, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 865 $7,565,475 Nov 28, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,192 $9,024,095 Nov 21, 1997 10
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 243 $15,164,595 Nov 14, 1997 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,171 $15,164,595 Nov 14, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,975 2,193 Nov 14, 1997 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 529 $6,690,000 Nov 15, 1997 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,731 $6,690,000 Nov 15, 1997 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,793 $5,080,000 Nov 14, 1997 1

Cast

   The Jackal
   Declan Mulqueen
Sidney Poitier    Preston
Diane Venora    Valentina Koslova
Tess Harper    First Lady
J.K. Simmons    Witherspoon
Mathilda May    Isabella
Stephen Spinella    Douglas
Richard Lineback    McMurphy
Jack Black    Lamont
John Cunningham    Donald Brown
David Hayman    Terek Murad
Serge Houde    Beaufres
Leslie Phillips    Woolburton
Sophie Okonedo    Jamaican Girl
Steve Bassett    George Decker
Yuri Stepanov    Politovsky
Walt MacPherson    Dennehey
Ravil Isyanov    Ghazzi Murad
Maggie Castle    13-Year-Old Girl
Karen Kirschenbauer    Speaker
Terrence Currier    Surgeon General
Daniel Dae Kim    Akashi
Michael Caton-Jones    Man in Video
Laura Viederman    Woman in Video
Peter Sullivan    Vasilov
Richard Cubison    General Belinko
Jim Grimshaw    Green Beret Colonel
Greg Miller    Paramedic
Bob Kingdom    Ambassador Koldin
Murphy Guyer    NSC Rep.
Philip Le Maistre    Bored Teenage Clerk
James McCauley    CIA Rep. #1
Terry Loughlin    Davis
Victor Sobchak    Doctor
Serge Christiaenssens    Immigration Officer
Boris Boscovic    Interrogator
Ewan Bailey    Prison Guard
Danette Alberico    Woman with Champagne
Debra Gano    Woman with Champagne
John Bland    Dave
Pamela Poitier    Law Clerk
Jonathan Aris    Alexander Radzinski
Eddie Bo Smith, Jr.    Washington Cop
Larry King    Himself
Daniel Ziskie    CIA Rep. #2
Gayle Jessup    Reporter
Bill Collins    Medic
David Gene Gibbs    Pilot
James M. Helkey    Co-Pilot

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    James Jacks
Producer    Sean Daniel
Producer    Kevin Jarre
Story Creator    Chuck Pfarrer
Executive Producer    Terence Clegg
Executive Producer    Hal Lieberman
Executive Producer    Gary Levinsohn
Executive Producer    Mark Gordon
Director of Photography    Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Production Designer    Michael White
Editor    Jim Clark
Costume Designer    Albert Wolsky
Composer    Carter Burwell
Producer    Michael Caton-Jones
Associate Producer    Sean Stratton
Assistant Director    Bill Westley
Production Manager    Stuart Neumann
Production Manager    Leila Kirkpatrick
Art Director    Ricky Eyres
Art Director    John Fenner
Set Decorator    Kate Sullivan
Visual Effects Designer    Syd Dutton
Visual Effects Designer    Bill Taylor
Special Effects Supervisor    Yves Debono
Costume Supervisor    Bill Campbell
Production Sound Mixer    David John
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bartlett
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Smith
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard King
Sound Effects Editor    Noah Blough
Sound Effects Editor    Simon Coke
Sound Effects Editor    Martin Maryska
Music Editor    Angie Rubin
Music Editor    Todd Kasow
Key Supervisor Makeup    Peter Robb-King
Key Hairstylist    Kathe Swanson
Based on the movie "The Day of the Jackal"    Kenneth Ross
Casting Director    Ellen Chenoweth
Song "Jackalmouse" words and music    Goldie
Song "Jackalmouse" words and music    R. Playford
Song "Jackalmouse" words and music    S. O'Keefe
Song "Jackalmouse" words and music    S. Colbrook
Song "Jackalmouse" music    Carter Burwell
Song "Wild Jackal" words and music    James Lascelles
Song "Wild Jackal" words and music    Nicolas Atkin
Song "Wild Jackal" words and music    Danny Stiles
Song "Wild Jackal" words and music    Nick Lloyd
Song "Endtrack" words and music    Grant Marshall
Song "Endtrack" words and music    Robert Del Naja
Song "Endtrack" words and music    Andy Vowles
Song "Endtrack" words and music    Sarah Jay

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
1997/11/14 1 $15,164,595   2,193 $6,915   $15,164,595 3
1997/11/21 4 $9,024,095 -40% 2,201 $4,100   $28,563,725 10
1997/11/28 5 $7,565,475 -16% 2,235 $3,385   $40,585,655 17
1997/12/05 5 $4,006,115 -47% 2,309 $1,735   $46,221,860 24
1997/12/12 9 $2,443,465 -39% 2,062 $1,185   $49,886,715 31
1997/12/19 12 $834,925 -66% 1,176 $710   $51,611,540 38
1997/12/26 24 $352,245 -58% 398 $885   $52,425,855 45
1998/01/02 24 $392,850 +12% 485 $810   $53,107,285 52
1998/01/09 22 $358,825 -9% 520 $690   $53,609,045 59
1998/01/16 28 $330,615 -8% 456 $725   $54,081,165 66
1998/01/23 29 $235,010 -29% 376 $625   $54,399,925 73
1998/01/30 37 $150,995 -36% 222 $680   $54,639,685 80
1998/02/06 46 $96,750 -36% 150 $645   $54,794,755 87
1998/02/13 51 $75,330 -22% 81 $930   $54,910,560 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/11/14 1 $5,080,000   2,192 $2,318   $5,080,000 1
1997/11/15 1 $6,690,000 +32% 2,192 $3,052   $11,770,000 2
1997/11/16 1 $3,805,000 -43% 2,192 $1,736   $15,164,595 3
1997/11/17 1 $1,107,465 -71% 2,193 $505   $16,272,060 4
1997/11/18 1 $1,260,975 +14% 2,193 $575   $17,533,035 5
1997/11/19 1 $1,063,605 -16% 2,193 $485   $18,596,640 6
1997/11/20 1 $942,990 -11% 2,193 $430   $19,539,630 7
1997/11/21 4 $2,705,000 +187% 2,200 $1,230   $22,245,000 8
1997/11/22 4 $4,075,000 +51% 2,200 $1,852   $26,320,000 9
1997/11/23 4 $2,234,000 -45% 2,201 $1,015   $28,564,000 10
1997/11/24 4 $627,285 -72% 2,201 $285   $29,191,010 11
1997/11/25 4 $858,390 +37% 2,201 $390   $30,049,400 12
1997/11/26 5 $1,215,600 +42% 2,220 $548   $31,265,000 13
1997/11/27 4 $1,840,000 +51% 2,220 $829   $33,105,000 14
1997/11/28 5 $2,865,000 +56% 2,235 $1,282   $35,970,000 15
1997/11/29 5 $3,185,000 +11% 2,235 $1,425   $39,155,000 16
1997/11/30 5 $1,520,000 -52% 2,235 $680   $40,585,655 17
1997/12/01 5 $368,445 -76% 2,235 $165   $40,954,100 18
1997/12/02 4 $480,095 +30% 2,235 $215   $41,434,195 19
1997/12/03 4 $401,940 -16% 2,235 $180   $41,836,135 20
1997/12/04 4 $379,610 -6% 2,235 $170   $42,215,745 21
1997/12/05 4 $1,180,000 +211% 2,305 $512   $43,396,000 22
1997/12/06 5 $1,822,000 +54% 2,309 $789   $45,218,000 23
1997/12/07 5 $1,004,000 -45% 2,309 $435   $46,221,860 24
1997/12/08 4 $265,075 -74% 2,309 $115   $46,486,935 25
1997/12/09 4 $357,430 +35% 2,309 $155   $46,844,365 26
1997/12/10 4 $300,015 -16% 2,309 $130   $47,144,380 27
1997/12/11 4 $298,870 n/c 2,309 $129   $47,443,250 28
1997/12/12 8 $725,000 +143% 2,060 $352   $48,168,000 29
1997/12/13 9 $1,025,000 +41% 2,060 $498   $49,193,000 30
1997/12/14 9 $598,000 -42% 2,062 $290   $49,887,000 31
1997/12/15 8 $184,770 -69% 2,062 $90   $50,071,485 32
1997/12/17 7 $225,390   2,062 $109   $50,563,360 34

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/11/14 1 $19,539,630   2,193 $8,910   $19,539,630 7
1997/11/21 4 $13,480,550 -31% 2,201 $6,125   $33,020,180 14
1997/11/28 5 $9,195,565 -32% 2,235 $4,114   $42,215,745 21
1997/12/05 6 $5,227,505 -43% 2,309 $2,264   $47,443,250 28
1997/12/12 9 $3,333,365 -36% 2,062 $1,617   $50,776,615 35
1997/12/19 13 $1,296,995 -61% 1,176 $1,103   $52,073,610 42
1997/12/26 23 $640,825 -51% 398 $1,610   $52,714,435 49
1998/01/02 28 $535,785 -16% 485 $1,105   $53,250,220 56
1998/01/09 21 $500,330 -7% 520 $962   $53,750,550 63
1998/01/16 29 $414,365 -17% 456 $909   $54,164,915 70
1998/01/23 29 $323,775 -22% 376 $861   $54,488,690 77
1998/01/30 38 $209,315 -35% 222 $943   $54,698,005 84
1998/02/06 46 $137,225 -34% 150 $915   $54,835,230 91