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The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,801,755Details
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
41% - Rotten
Audience
69% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 14th, 1997 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: PG for language, innuendo, comic violence and sensuality
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,993 $29,712 Jan 16, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,175 $40,744 Jan 9, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,501 $126,227 Jan 2, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,470 $209,769 Dec 26, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,683 $110,495 Dec 19, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,278 $325,642 Dec 12, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,025 $925,485 Dec 5, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,253 $1,465,246 Nov 28, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,050 $2,938,348 Nov 21, 1997 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,053 $4,604,819 Nov 14, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,174 2,036 Nov 14, 1997 3

Cast

   Wallace Ritchie
Peter Gallagher    James Ritchie
Alfred Molina    Boris Ivanovich, the Butcher
Joanne Whalley    Lorelei 'Lori'
Dexter Fletcher    Otto
J.E. Freeman    CIA Man

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Christopher Young

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/11/14 5 $4,604,819   2,036 $2,262   $4,604,819 3
1997/11/21 9 $2,938,348 -36% 2,039 $1,441   $8,574,922 10
1997/11/28 12 $1,465,246 -50% 1,588 $923   $11,212,298 17
1997/12/05 12 $925,485 -37% 1,496 $619   $12,413,817 24
1997/12/12 22 $325,642 -65% 921 $354   $12,973,205 31
1997/12/19 31 $110,495 -66% 268 $412   $13,175,411 38
1997/12/26 29 $209,769 +90% 428 $490   $13,429,947 45
1998/01/02 32 $126,227 -40% 394 $320   $13,678,426 52
1998/01/09 46 $40,744 -68% 141 $289   $13,747,783 59
1998/01/16 55 $29,712 -27% 33 $900   $13,801,755 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/11/14 5 $1,300,000   2,036 $639   $1,300,000 1
1997/11/15 5 $2,150,000 +65% 2,036 $1,056   $3,450,000 2
1997/11/16 5 $1,153,000 -46% 2,036 $566   $4,604,819 3
1997/11/17 5 $242,311 -79% 2,036 $119   $4,847,130 4
1997/11/18 5 $292,782 +21% 2,036 $144   $5,139,912 5
1997/11/19 5 $252,897 -14% 2,036 $124   $5,392,809 6
1997/11/20 5 $243,765 -4% 2,036 $120   $5,636,574 7
1997/11/21 9 $900,000 +269% 2,039 $441   $6,537,000 8
1997/11/22 9 $1,310,000 +46% 2,039 $642   $7,847,000 9
1997/11/23 9 $700,000 -47% 2,039 $343   $8,575,000 10
1997/11/24 9 $176,170 -75% 2,039 $86   $8,751,092 11
1997/11/25 10 $259,047 +47% 2,039 $127   $9,010,139 12
1997/12/05 10 $305,000   1,496 $204   $11,793,000 22

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/11/14 5 $5,636,574   2,036 $2,768   $5,636,574 7
1997/11/21 9 $4,110,478 -27% 2,039 $2,016   $9,747,052 14
1997/11/28 14 $1,741,280 -58% 1,588 $1,097   $11,488,332 21
1997/12/05 13 $1,159,231 -33% 1,496 $775   $12,647,563 28
1997/12/12 23 $417,353 -64% 921 $453   $13,064,916 35
1997/12/19 34 $155,262 -63% 268 $579   $13,220,178 42
1997/12/26 28 $332,021 +114% 428 $776   $13,552,199 49
1998/01/02 41 $154,840 -53% 394 $393   $13,707,039 56
1998/01/09 44 $65,004 -58% 141 $461   $13,772,043 63