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Liar Liar (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $181,410,615Details
International Box Office $121,300,000
Worldwide Box Office $302,710,615
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
81% - Certified Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$45,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 21st, 1997 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex related humor and language
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: Lawyers
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 96 $55,695 Oct 10, 1997 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 79 $87,910 Oct 3, 1997 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 74 $126,290 Sep 26, 1997 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 78 $125,160 Sep 19, 1997 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 107 $126,195 Sep 12, 1997 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 126 $122,320 Sep 5, 1997 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 100 $228,690 Aug 29, 1997 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 139 $176,540 Aug 22, 1997 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 133 $258,515 Aug 15, 1997 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 141 $294,455 Aug 8, 1997 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 141 $380,980 Aug 1, 1997 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 129 $517,650 Jul 25, 1997 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 137 $606,970 Jul 18, 1997 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 120 $803,580 Jul 11, 1997 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 127 $1,002,605 Jul 4, 1997 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 103 $1,303,400 Jun 27, 1997 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 236 $648,885 Jun 20, 1997 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 197 $1,007,275 Jun 13, 1997 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 208 $1,190,265 Jun 6, 1997 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 177 $1,617,040 May 30, 1997 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 90 $3,033,180 May 23, 1997 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 134 $3,202,550 May 16, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 176 $3,618,295 May 9, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 112 $5,858,255 May 2, 1997 45
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 241 $151,487,405 May 2, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 121 $7,186,130 Apr 25, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 92 $10,137,865 Apr 18, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 99 $14,486,385 Apr 11, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 154 $18,275,295 Apr 4, 1997 17
Biggest April Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 87 $18,275,295 Apr 4, 1997 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 290 $100,686,180 Apr 4, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 221 $25,377,435 Mar 28, 1997 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 499 $70,954,360 Mar 28, 1997 10
Biggest March Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 45 $31,423,025 Mar 21, 1997 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 425 $31,423,025 Mar 21, 1997 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 609 $31,423,025 Mar 21, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,052 2,845 Mar 21, 1997 3

Cast

   Fletcher Reede
Maura Tierney    Audrey Reede
Jennifer Tilly    Samantha Cole
Swoosie Kurtz    Dana Appleton
Amanda Donohoe    Miranda
Cary Elwes    Jerry
Jason Bernard    Judge Marshall Stevens
Ryan Mitchell    Mr. Allen
Anne Haney    Greta
Justin Cooper    Max Reede
Chip Mayer    Kenneth Falk
Randall 'Tex' Cobb    Skull
Eric Pierpoint    Richard Cole
Cheri Oteri    Jane
S.W. Fisher    Pete
Ben Lemon    Randy
Jarrad Paul    Zit Boy
Marianne Muellerleile    Ms. Berry
Krista Allen    Lady in Elevator
Stephen James Carver    Police Officer
Don Keefer    Beggar at Courthouse
Paul Roache    Beggar at Office
Randy Oglesby    Detective Bryson
Charlie Dell    Restroom Man
Jim Jansen    Pilot
Terry Rhoads    Co-Pilot
Michael Leopard    Tow Yard Employee
Charles Walker    Skycap
Ed Trotta    Mechanic
Ernest Perry, Jr.    Bailiff
Skip O'Brien    Court Guard
Tony Carreiro    Cop
Amanda Carlin    Publicist
Matthew Michael Goodall    Cole Child
Samantha Heyman    Cole Child
Anthony Lee    Fred
Eric Sharp    Sharpo the Clown
Christine Avila    Lupe
Hope Allen    Playground Teacher
Carrie Armstrong    Stenographer
Craig Barnett    Deputy
Brandi Burkett    Flight Attendant
Charles Emmett    Macho Attorney
Steven M. Gagnon    Jail Guard
Moon Jones    Jail Guard
Rick Hill    Jail Guard
Mike Grief    Driver
Matthew Arkin    Colleague
Kelly Anne Conroy    Passenger on Plane
Richard Jones    Passenger on Plane
Dennis Napolitano    Piano Player
Michael Adler    Conference Room Attorney
Colleen Fitzpatrick    Conference Room Attorney
Joe Barnaba    Conference Room Attorney
David Fresco    Conference Room Attorney
Ben Brown    Conference Room Attorney
Sue Goodman    Conference Room Attorney
Mark Chaet    Conference Room Attorney
Michael Kostroff    Conference Room Attorney
Catherine Evans    Conference Room Attorney
Howard S. Miller    Conference Room Attorney
Edward Amuwa    Child at Party and School
Patrick Lawrence McTavish    Child at Party and School
Ashley Monique Clark    Child at Party and School
Sara Paxton    Child at Party and School
Derrick Friedman    Child at Party and School
Ashley Rumph    Child at Party and School
David Kikuta    Child at Party and School
Jacob Stein    Child at Party and School
Oliver Kindred    Child at Party and School
Mercedes Vallamil    Child at Party and School

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Paul Guay
Screenwriter    Stephen Mazur
Producer    Brian Grazer
Executive Producer    Michael Bostick
Executive Producer    James D. Brubaker
Production Designer    Linda Descenna
Editor    Don Zimmerman
Composer    John Debney
Composer    James Newton Howard
Director of Photography    Russell Boyd
Second Unit Director    Mickey Gilbert
Unit Production Manager    James D. Brubaker
Art Director    Richard A. Toyon
Set Decorator    Ric McElvin
Second Unit Camera    James D. Brubaker
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jon Farhat
Visual Effects Producer    Robert Stadd
Special Effects Coordinator    Burt Dalton
Costume Designer    Judy Ruskin
Costume Supervisor    Elaine Maser
Sound Mixer    Paul Hamblin
Sound Mixer    Jose Antonio Garcia
Re-recording Mixer    Paul Massey
Re-recording Mixer    D.M. Hemphill
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael Hilkene
Dialogue Editor    Gaston Biraben
Dialogue Editor    Brian Risner
Dialogue Editor    John O. Wilde
Music Editor    J. J. George
Music Editor    Mark Ryan
Make up    Nena Smarz-O'Carroll
Hairstylist    Cammy Langer
Music Supervisor    Jeff Carson
Casting Director    Junie Lowry-Johnson
Casting Director    Ron Surma
Stunt Coordinator    Mickey Gilbert

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
1997/03/21 1 $31,423,025   2,845 $11,045   $31,423,025 3
1997/03/28 1 $25,377,435 -19% 2,853 $8,895   $70,954,360 10
1997/04/04 1 $18,275,295 -28% 2,878 $6,350   $100,686,180 17
1997/04/11 2 $14,486,385 -21% 2,880 $5,030   $120,015,240 24
1997/04/18 2 $10,137,865 -30% 2,909 $3,485   $133,540,325 31
1997/04/25 4 $7,186,130 -29% 2,863 $2,510   $143,839,650 38
1997/05/02 4 $5,858,255 -18% 2,675 $2,190   $151,487,405 45
1997/05/09 6 $3,618,295 -38% 2,312 $1,565   $156,452,370 52
1997/05/16 6 $3,202,550 -11% 2,100 $1,525   $160,615,430 59
1997/05/23 7 $3,033,180 -5% 1,644 $1,845   $164,595,195 66
1997/05/30 8 $1,617,040 -47% 1,320 $1,225   $166,711,300 73
1997/06/06 10 $1,190,265 -26% 1,035 $1,150   $168,507,740 80
1997/06/13 11 $1,007,275 -15% 937 $1,075   $170,045,320 87
1997/06/20 12 $648,885 -36% 717 $905   $171,276,540 94
1997/06/27 8 $1,303,400 +101% 980 $1,330   $172,929,215 101
1997/07/04 11 $1,002,605 -23% 839 $1,195   $174,806,235 108
1997/07/11 13 $803,580 -20% 708 $1,135   $176,255,885 115
1997/07/18 16 $606,970 -24% 595 $1,020   $177,361,145 122
1997/07/25 16 $517,650 -15% 493 $1,050   $178,288,465 129
1997/08/01 21 $380,980 -26% 443 $860   $178,958,005 136
1997/08/08 24 $294,455 -23% 329 $895   $179,488,555 143
1997/08/15 26 $258,515 -12% 275 $940   $179,933,535 150
1997/08/22 34 $176,540 -32% 214 $825   $180,252,765 157
1997/08/29 36 $228,690 +30% 189 $1,210   $180,551,970 164
1997/09/05 34 $122,320 -47% 176 $695   $180,707,295 171
1997/09/12 34 $126,195 +3% 179 $705   $180,876,435 178
1997/09/19 35 $125,160 -1% 168 $745   $181,038,925 185
1997/09/26 31 $126,290 +1% 146 $865   $181,199,095 192
1997/10/03 35 $87,910 -30% 118 $745   $181,317,320 199
1997/10/10 42 $55,695 -37% 96 $580   $181,395,380 206

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/03/21 2 $45,576,925   2,845 $16,020   $45,576,925 7
1997/03/28 1 $36,833,960 -19% 2,853 $12,911   $82,410,885 14
1997/04/04 1 $23,117,970 -37% 2,878 $8,033   $105,528,855 21
1997/04/11 2 $17,873,605 -23% 2,880 $6,206   $123,402,460 28
1997/04/18 2 $13,251,060 -26% 2,909 $4,555   $136,653,520 35
1997/04/25 3 $8,975,630 -32% 2,863 $3,135   $145,629,150 42
1997/05/02 4 $7,204,925 -20% 2,675 $2,693   $152,834,075 49
1997/05/09 6 $4,578,805 -36% 2,312 $1,980   $157,412,880 56
1997/05/16 6 $4,149,135 -9% 2,100 $1,976   $161,562,015 63
1997/05/23 7 $3,532,245 -15% 1,644 $2,149   $165,094,260 70
1997/05/30 8 $2,223,215 -37% 1,320 $1,684   $167,317,475 77
1997/06/06 10 $1,720,570 -23% 1,035 $1,662   $169,038,045 84
1997/06/13 10 $1,589,610 -8% 937 $1,696   $170,627,655 91
1997/06/20 12 $998,160 -37% 717 $1,392   $171,625,815 98
1997/06/27 8 $2,177,815 +118% 980 $2,222   $173,803,630 105
1997/07/04 11 $1,648,675 -24% 839 $1,965   $175,452,305 112
1997/07/11 13 $1,301,870 -21% 708 $1,839   $176,754,175 119
1997/07/18 16 $1,016,640 -22% 595 $1,709   $177,770,815 126
1997/07/25 16 $806,210 -21% 493 $1,635   $178,577,025 133
1997/08/01 21 $617,075 -23% 443 $1,393   $179,194,100 140
1997/08/08 24 $480,920 -22% 329 $1,462   $179,675,020 147
1997/08/15 24 $401,205 -17% 275 $1,459   $180,076,225 154
1997/08/22 33 $247,055 -38% 214 $1,154   $180,323,280 161
1997/08/29 36 $261,695 +6% 189 $1,385   $180,584,975 168
1997/09/05 34 $165,265 -37% 176 $939   $180,750,240 175
1997/09/12 35 $163,525 -1% 179 $914   $180,913,765 182
1997/09/19 35 $159,040 -3% 168 $947   $181,072,805 189
1997/09/26 32 $156,605 -2% 146 $1,073   $181,229,410 196
1997/10/03 36 $110,275 -30% 118 $935   $181,339,685 203