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L.A. Confidential (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $64,604,977Details
International Box Office $61,600,000
Worldwide Box Office $126,204,977
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 19th, 1997 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: April 21st, 1998 by Warner Home Video
October 13th, 1998 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality
Running Time: 137 minutes
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Keywords: Film Noir, Corrupt Cops
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Regency Enterprises
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 36th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 42 $79,643 May 22, 1998 248
Biggest 35th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 53 $68,866 May 15, 1998 241
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 32 $139,765 May 8, 1998 234
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 28 $274,060 May 1, 1998 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 23 $447,428 Apr 24, 1998 220
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 18 $743,979 Apr 17, 1998 213
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $478,019 Apr 10, 1998 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 19 $1,063,576 Apr 3, 1998 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 12 $1,477,015 Mar 27, 1998 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8 $1,496,331 Mar 20, 1998 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 12 $1,424,423 Mar 13, 1998 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $1,421,752 Mar 6, 1998 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 12 $2,151,911 Feb 27, 1998 164
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,443 $51,405,394 Feb 27, 1998 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10 $2,376,331 Feb 20, 1998 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4 $3,280,173 Feb 13, 1998 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 101 $422,308 Feb 6, 1998 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 96 $602,685 Jan 30, 1998 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 121 $527,535 Jan 23, 1998 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 105 $764,784 Jan 16, 1998 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 170 $538,940 Jan 9, 1998 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 188 $577,971 Jan 2, 1998 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 273 $476,130 Dec 26, 1997 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 298 $506,612 Dec 19, 1997 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 514 $342,101 Dec 12, 1997 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 629 $329,120 Dec 5, 1997 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 555 $484,786 Nov 28, 1997 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,141 $273,528 Nov 21, 1997 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 829 $609,032 Nov 14, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 872 $911,579 Nov 7, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 969 $1,276,437 Oct 31, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,008 $2,004,099 Oct 24, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,220 $2,543,752 Oct 17, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,291 $3,665,776 Oct 10, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,541 $4,707,651 Oct 3, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,359 $4,422,450 Sep 26, 1997 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,868 $5,211,198 Sep 19, 1997 3

Cast

   Jack Vincennes
   Bud White
   Ed Exley
   Lynn Bracken
   Sid Hudgeons
James Cromwell    Dudley Smith
David Strathairn    Pierce Patchett
Graham Beckel    Dick Stensland
Matt McCoy    "Badge of Honor" Star Brett Chase
Simon Baker    Matt Reynolds
Jim Metzler    City Councilman
Paul Guilfoyle    Mickey Cohen
Ron Rifkin    D.A. Ellis Loew
Paolo Seganti    Johnny Stompanato
Elisabeth Granli    Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Sandra Taylor    Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Steve Rankin    Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen
Allan Graf    Wife Beater
Precious Chong    Wife
Symba Smith    Jack's Dancing Partner
Bob Clendenin    Reporter at Hollywood Station
Lennie Loftin    Photographer at Hollywood Station
Will Zahrn    Liquor Store Owner
Amber Smith    Susan Lefferts
Darrell Sandeen    Buzz Meeks
Michael Warwick    Sid's Assistant
Shawnee Free Jones    Tammy Jordan
Matthew Allen Bretz    Officer Escorting Mexicans
Thomas Rosales, Jr.    First Mexican
Shane Dixon    Officer/Detective at Hollywood Station
Norman Howell    Officer/Detective at Hollywood Station
Brian Lally    Officer/Detective at Hollywood Station
Don Pulford    Officer/Detective at Hollywood Station
Chris Short    Officer/Detective at Hollywood Station
John Mahon    Police Chief
Tomas Arana    Breuning
Michael McCleery    Carlisle
George Yager    Gangster at Victory Motel
Jack Conley    Vice Captain
Ginger Slaughter    Secretary in Vice
Jack Knight    Detective at Detective Bureau
John H. Evans    Patrolman at Night Owl Cafe
Gene Wolande    Forensic Chief
Brian Bossetta    Forensic Officer
Michael Chieffo    Coroner
Gwenda Deacon    Mrs. Lefferts
Mike Kennedy    Bud's Rejected Partner
Ingo Neuhaus    Jack's Rejected Partner
Robert Harrison    Pierce Patchett's Body Guard
Robert Barry Fleming    Boxer
Jeremiah Birkett    Ray Collins, Nite Owl Suspect
Salim Gran    Louis Fontaine, Nite Owl Suspect
Karreem Washington    Ty Jones, Nite Owl Suspect
Noel Evangelisti    Stenographer
Marisol Padilla Sanchez    Inez Soto, Rape Victim
Jeff Sanders    Sylvester Fitch
Steve Lambert    Roland Navarette
Jordon Marder    Officer at Detective Bureau
Gregory White    Mayor
April Breneman    Look-Alike Dancer
Lisa Worthy    Look-Alike Dancer
Beverly Sharpe    Witness on "Badge of Honor"
Colin Mitchell    Reporter at Hospital
John Slade    Photographer at Hospital
Brenda Blake    Lana Turner
Kevin Maloney    Frolic Room Bartender
Patrice Walters    Police File Clerk
Rebecca Jane Klingler    Police File Clerk
Irene Roseen    D.A. Ellis Loew's Secretary
Scott Eberlein    West Hollywood Sheriff's Deputy
David St. James    Detective at Hush-Hush Office
Bodie Newcomb    Officer at Hush-Hush Office
Jeff Austin    Detective
Henry Meyers    Detective
Robert Foster    Detective
Michael Ossman    Detective
Kevin Kelly    Detective
Dick Stilwell    Detective
Henry Marder    Detective
Jess Thomas    Detective
Monty McKee    Detective
Samuel Thompson    Detective
Jody Wood    Detective

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Brian Helgeland
Screenwriter    Curtis Hanson
Story Creator    James Ellroy
Producer    Arnon Milchan
Producer    Curtis Hanson
Producer    Michael Nathanson
Executive Producer    David L. Wolper
Executive Producer    Dan Kolsrud
Production Designer    Jeannine Oppewall
Editor    Peter Honess
Composer    Jerry Goldsmith
Director of Photography    Dante Spinotti
Co-Producer    Brian Helgeland
Assistant Director    Linda Montanti
Assistant Director    Drew Ann Rosenberg
Unit Production Manager    L. Dean Jones, Jr.
Art Director    Bill Arnold
Set Decorator    Jay R. Hart
Visual Effects Supervisor    Peter Donen
Special Effects Coordinator    Eric Rylander
Special Effects Coordinator    Richard Stutsman
Special Effects    William N. Greene, III
Special Effects    Bob King
Special Effects    Roger W. Lifsey
Special Effects    Robert Olmstead
Special Effects    Rudy R. Perez
Special Effects    David A. Schroeder
Special Effects    Neil Smith
Costume Designer    Ruth Myers
Costume Supervisor    Lisa Lovaas
Sound Mixer    Kirk Francis
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Supervising Sound Editor    John Leveque
Sound Editor    Glenn Hoskinson
Sound Editor    Steve Mann
Sound Editor    Joseph DiVitale
Sound Editor    Gordon Ecker
Dialogue Editor    Donald L. Warner, Jr.
Dialogue Editor    Kimberly Lowe-Voigt
Dialogue Editor    Catherine M. Speakman
Dialogue Editor    Mildred Iatrou
Music Editor    Kenneth Hall
Music Editor    Paul Rabjohns
Make up    John M. Elliott
Make up    Scott H. Eddo
Hairstylist    Janis Clark
Casting Director    Mali Finn
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Imada

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/09/19 4 $5,211,198   769 $6,777   $5,211,198 3
1997/09/26 6 $4,422,450 -15% 824 $5,367   $11,574,944 10
1997/10/03 6 $4,707,651 +6% 1,625 $2,897   $17,842,710 17
1997/10/10 7 $3,665,776 -22% 1,625 $2,256   $22,976,873 24
1997/10/17 9 $2,543,752 -31% 1,345 $1,891   $26,864,037 31
1997/10/24 10 $2,004,099 -21% 1,151 $1,741   $29,642,884 38
1997/10/31 13 $1,276,437 -36% 1,003 $1,273   $31,511,826 45
1997/11/07 16 $911,579 -29% 883 $1,032   $32,860,646 52
1997/11/14 21 $609,032 -33% 701 $869   $33,870,546 59
1997/11/21 26 $273,528 -55% 473 $578   $34,327,151 66
1997/11/28 19 $484,786 +77% 203 $2,388   $34,970,690 73
1997/12/05 18 $329,120 -32% 243 $1,354   $35,372,366 80
1997/12/12 19 $342,101 +4% 240 $1,425   $35,820,107 87
1997/12/19 14 $506,612 +48% 416 $1,218   $36,470,853 94
1997/12/26 20 $476,130 -6% 302 $1,577   $37,285,982 101
1998/01/02 18 $577,971 +21% 302 $1,914   $38,296,320 108
1998/01/09 20 $538,940 -7% 304 $1,773   $39,046,234 115
1998/01/16 25 $764,784 +42% 294 $2,601   $39,967,977 122
1998/01/23 22 $527,535 -31% 290 $1,819   $40,675,313 129
1998/01/30 18 $602,685 +14% 292 $2,064   $41,472,464 136
1998/02/06 22 $422,308 -30% 242 $1,745   $42,050,824 143
1998/02/13 10 $3,280,173 +677% 814 $4,030   $45,477,469 150
1998/02/20 10 $2,376,331 -28% 814 $2,919   $48,549,103 157
1998/02/27 13 $2,151,911 -9% 859 $2,505   $51,405,394 164
1998/03/06 13 $1,421,752 -34% 826 $1,721   $53,492,067 171
1998/03/13 11 $1,424,423 n/c 793 $1,796   $55,434,736 178
1998/03/20 12 $1,496,331 +5% 723 $2,070   $57,505,024 185
1998/03/27 14 $1,477,015 -1% 680 $2,172   $59,657,107 192
1998/04/03 15 $1,063,576 -28% 643 $1,654   $61,178,262 199
1998/04/10 20 $478,019 -55% 433 $1,104   $62,013,016 206
1998/04/17 20 $743,979 +56% 853 $872   $62,958,687 213
1998/04/24 25 $447,428 -40% 630 $710   $63,693,874 220
1998/05/01 26 $274,060 -39% 482 $569   $64,131,619 227
1998/05/08 34 $139,765 -49% 278 $503   $64,377,578 234
1998/05/15 43 $68,866 -51% 140 $492   $64,498,566 241
1998/05/22 40 $79,643 +16% 60 $1,327   $64,604,977 248

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/09/19 4 $1,459,780   769 $1,898   $1,459,780 1
1997/09/20 4 $2,247,149 +54% 769 $2,922   $3,706,929 2
1997/09/21 4 $1,504,269 -33% 769 $1,956   $5,211,198 3
1997/09/22 3 $467,729 -69% 769 $608   $5,678,927 4
1997/09/23 3 $556,445 +19% 769 $724   $6,235,372 5
1997/09/24 3 $487,617 -12% 769 $634   $6,722,989 6
1997/09/25 3 $429,505 -12% 769 $559   $7,152,494 7
1997/09/26 6 $1,200,444 +179% 824 $1,457   $8,352,938 8
1997/09/27 6 $2,007,032 +67% 824 $2,436   $10,359,970 9
1997/09/28 6 $1,214,974 -39% 824 $1,474   $11,574,944 10
1997/09/29 5 $352,554 -71% 824 $428   $11,927,498 11
1997/09/30 6 $412,478 +17% 824 $501   $12,339,976 12
1997/10/01 5 $370,353 -10% 824 $449   $12,710,329 13
1997/10/02 5 $424,730 +15% 824 $515   $13,135,059 14
1997/10/03 6 $1,374,671 +224% 1,625 $846   $14,509,730 15
1997/10/04 6 $2,200,818 +60% 1,625 $1,354   $16,710,548 16
1997/10/05 6 $1,132,162 -49% 1,625 $697   $17,842,710 17
1997/10/06 6 $311,387 -72% 1,625 $192   $18,154,097 18
1997/10/07 6 $422,063 +36% 1,625 $260   $18,576,160 19
1997/10/08 7 $381,851 -10% 1,625 $235   $18,958,011 20
1997/10/09 6 $353,086 -8% 1,625 $217   $19,311,097 21
1997/10/10 7 $1,013,079 +187% 1,625 $623   $20,324,176 22
1997/10/12 6 $1,105,000   1,625 $680   $22,976,873 24
1997/10/13 7 $439,873 -60% 1,625 $271   $23,416,746 25
1997/10/14 6 $312,444 -29% 1,625 $192   $23,729,190 26
1997/10/15 5 $296,551 -5% 1,625 $182   $24,025,741 27
1997/10/16 6 $294,544 -1% 1,625 $181   $24,320,285 28
1997/10/17 9 $720,000 +144% 1,345 $535   $25,040,000 29
1997/10/18 9 $1,185,000 +65% 1,345 $881   $26,225,000 30
1997/10/19 9 $636,000 -46% 1,345 $473   $26,864,037 31
1997/10/20 7 $183,602 -71% 1,345 $137   $27,047,639 32
1997/10/21 8 $207,107 +13% 1,345 $154   $27,254,746 33
1997/10/24 9 $565,000   1,151 $491   $28,204,000 36
1997/10/25 9 $960,000 +70% 1,151 $834   $29,164,000 37
1997/10/26 10 $499,000 -48% 1,203 $415   $29,643,000 38
1997/10/27 10 $137,259 -72% 1,151 $119   $29,780,143 39
1997/10/31 12 $245,000   0     $30,480,000 43
1998/02/13 10 $550,000   814 $676   $42,747,000 148
1998/02/14 10 $1,255,000 +128% 814 $1,542   $44,002,000 149
1998/02/15 8 $1,495,000 +19% 814 $1,837   $45,497,000 150
1998/02/16 10 $541,060 -64% 814 $665   $45,477,469 151
1998/02/17 8 $261,750 -52% 814 $322   $45,739,219 152
1998/02/18 8 $210,982 -19% 814 $259   $45,950,201 153
1998/02/19 8 $222,571 +5% 814 $273   $46,172,772 154
1998/02/20 10 $590,000 +165% 814 $725   $46,763,000 155
1998/02/21 10 $1,130,000 +92% 814 $1,388   $47,893,000 156
1998/02/22 10 $655,000 -42% 814 $805   $48,548,000 157
1998/02/23 9 $169,823 -74% 814 $209   $48,718,926 158
1998/02/24 8 $205,684 +21% 814 $253   $48,924,651 159
1998/02/25 8 $161,308 -22% 814 $198   $49,086,368 160
1998/02/26 9 $165,000 +2% 814 $203   $49,252,000 161
1998/03/02 12 $141,405   859 $165   $51,546,799 165
1998/03/03 9 $190,039 +34% 859 $221   $51,736,838 166
1998/03/04 8 $168,336 -11% 859 $196   $51,905,174 167
1998/03/05 9 $165,141 -2% 859 $192   $52,070,315 168
1998/03/09 10 $120,970   826 $146   $53,613,037 172
1998/03/10 10 $115,000 -5% 826 $139   $53,758,000 173
1998/03/11 10 $130,471 +13% 826 $158   $53,882,044 174
1998/03/14 10 $690,000   1,514 $456   $55,050,000 177
1998/03/18 10 $152,725   793 $193   $55,851,127 181
1998/03/19 10 $157,588 +3% 793 $199   $56,008,693 182
1998/03/24 10 $205,000   723 $284   $57,817,000 187
1998/03/25 10 $183,935 -10% 723 $254   $58,002,722 188
1998/03/26 10 $177,370 -4% 723 $245   $58,180,092 189

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/09/19 4 $7,152,494   769 $9,301   $7,152,494 7
1997/09/26 6 $5,982,565 -16% 824 $7,260   $13,135,059 14
1997/10/03 6 $6,176,038 +3% 1,625 $3,801   $19,311,097 21
1997/10/10 7 $5,009,188 -19% 1,625 $3,083   $24,320,285 28
1997/10/17 10 $3,318,500 -34% 1,345 $2,467   $27,638,785 35
1997/10/24 9 $2,596,604 -22% 1,151 $2,256   $30,235,389 42
1997/10/31 13 $1,713,678 -34% 1,003 $1,709   $31,949,067 49
1997/11/07 16 $1,312,447 -23% 883 $1,486   $33,261,514 56
1997/11/14 21 $792,109 -40% 701 $1,130   $34,053,623 63
1997/11/21 24 $432,281 -45% 473 $914   $34,485,904 70
1997/11/28 20 $557,342 +29% 203 $2,746   $35,043,246 77
1997/12/05 19 $434,760 -22% 243 $1,789   $35,478,006 84
1997/12/12 19 $486,235 +12% 240 $2,026   $35,964,241 91
1997/12/19 15 $845,611 +74% 416 $2,033   $36,809,852 98
1997/12/26 19 $908,497 +7% 302 $3,008   $37,718,349 105
1998/01/02 24 $788,945 -13% 302 $2,612   $38,507,294 112
1998/01/09 20 $695,899 -12% 304 $2,289   $39,203,193 119
1998/01/16 23 $944,585 +36% 294 $3,213   $40,147,778 126
1998/01/23 22 $722,001 -24% 290 $2,490   $40,869,779 133
1998/01/30 16 $758,737 +5% 292 $2,598   $41,628,516 140
1998/02/06 20 $568,780 -25% 242 $2,350   $42,197,296 147
1998/02/13 10 $3,975,476 +599% 814 $4,884   $46,172,772 154
1998/02/20 10 $3,080,711 -23% 814 $3,785   $49,253,483 161
1998/02/27 13 $2,816,832 -9% 859 $3,279   $52,070,315 168
1998/03/06 13 $1,939,998 -31% 826 $2,349   $54,010,313 175
1998/03/13 11 $1,998,380 +3% 793 $2,520   $56,008,693 182
1998/03/20 11 $2,171,399 +9% 723 $3,003   $58,180,092 189
1998/03/27 14 $1,934,594 -11% 680 $2,845   $60,114,686 196
1998/04/03 16 $1,420,311 -27% 643 $2,209   $61,534,997 203
1998/04/10 20 $679,711 -52% 433 $1,570   $62,214,708 210
1998/04/17 19 $1,031,738 +52% 853 $1,210   $63,246,446 217
1998/04/24 24 $611,113 -41% 630 $970   $63,857,559 224
1998/05/01 26 $380,254 -38% 482 $789   $64,237,813 231
1998/05/08 34 $191,887 -50% 278 $690   $64,429,700 238
1998/05/15 43 $95,634 -50% 140 $683   $64,525,334 245