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The Mask of Zorro (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $93,771,072Details
International Box Office $139,871,255
Worldwide Box Office $233,642,327
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Synopsis

After having been imprisoned for 20 years, Don Diego de la Vega (aka Zorro) is intent on revenge after rival Don Raphael Montero murdered his wife and took his daughter Elena. He takes on Alejandro Murieta, who has his own reason for revenge, as his brother was killed by one of Montero’s henchmen, as an apprentice.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
83% - Certified Fresh
Audience
72% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$65,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 17th, 1998 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: October 18th, 2005 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Mask of Zorro, The (Deluxe Edition)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense action and violence
Running Time: 140 minutes
Franchise: Zorro
Comparisons: vs. Sherlock Holmes
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Source:Remake
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Amblin Entertainment
Production Countries: Mexico,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 200 $55,810 Jan 1, 1999 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 212 $64,483 Dec 25, 1998 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 308 $47,460 Dec 18, 1998 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 295 $69,010 Dec 11, 1998 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 310 $87,355 Dec 4, 1998 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 272 $151,519 Nov 27, 1998 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 271 $204,379 Nov 20, 1998 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 204 $377,170 Nov 13, 1998 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 174 $516,952 Nov 6, 1998 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,100 $48,192 Oct 30, 1998 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,212 $56,039 Oct 23, 1998 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,177 $84,275 Oct 16, 1998 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,061 $135,445 Oct 9, 1998 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 960 $202,903 Oct 2, 1998 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 615 $431,218 Sep 25, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 546 $688,771 Sep 18, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 559 $1,003,555 Sep 11, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 412 $2,106,833 Sep 4, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 739 $1,718,086 Aug 28, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 944 $2,103,883 Aug 21, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 791 $3,760,358 Aug 14, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 770 $5,508,627 Aug 7, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 721 $8,320,932 Jul 31, 1998 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 598 $50,748,224 Jul 24, 1998 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 647 $13,414,229 Jul 24, 1998 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 858 $6,737,000 Jul 19, 1998 3
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 151 $22,525,855 Jul 17, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 682 $22,525,855 Jul 17, 1998 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,065 $22,525,855 Jul 17, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,488 2,515 Jul 17, 1998 3
Biggest July Day at the Domestic Box Office 477 $8,410,000 Jul 18, 1998 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,119 $8,410,000 Jul 18, 1998 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,012 $7,430,000 Jul 17, 1998 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 141 3.03 Jul 17, 1998 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 176 33.0% Jul 17, 1998 1

Cast

   Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro
   Zorro/Don Diego de la Vega
   Elena
Stuart Wilson    Don Rafael Montero
Matt Letscher    Captain Harrison Love
Maury Chaykin    Prison Warden
Tony Amendola    Don Luiz
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.    Don Pedro
L.Q. Jones    Three-Fingered Jack
Jose Perez    Corporal Armando Garcia
William Marquez    Fray Felipe
Victor Rivers    Joaquin Murrietta
Julieta Rosen    Esperanza De La Vega
Jose Maria De Tavira    Young Alejandro Murrieta
Diego Sieres    Young Joaquin Murrieta
Emiliano Guerra    Boy Crying
Yolanda Orizaga    Woman Crying
Paco Morayta    Undertaker
Pedro Altamirano    Squad Leader
Luisa Huertas    Nanny
Maria Fernandez Cruz    Baby Elena De La Vega
Monica Fernandez Cruz    Baby Elena De La Vega
Raul Martinez    Heavyset Lieutenant
Tony Cabral    Soldier Holding "Wanted" Poster
Tony Genaro    Watering Station Owner
Ivan Rafael    Small Boy at Watering Station
David Villalpando    Stupid Soldier
Paul Ganus    Prison Guard
Sergio Espinosa    Leper Zorro
Conrad Roberts    Black Zorro
Abel Woolrich    Ancient Zorro
Moises Suarez    Don Hector
Humberto Elizondo    Don Julio
Fernando Becerril    One of the Six Dons
Alberto Carrera    One of the Six Dons
Eduardo Lopez    One of the Six Dons
Gonzalo Lora    One of the Six Dons
Rudy Miller    One of the Six Dons
Manolo Pastor    One of the Six Dons
Diego Sandoval    Padre At The Beach
Enrike Palma    Bartender
Erika Carlson    Don Pedro's Wife
Manuel de Jesus Vasquez Morales    Guitar-Playing Soldier
Oscar Zerafin Gonzalez    Giant Soldier
Vanessa Bauche    Indian Girl
Kelsie Kimberli Garcia    Baby Joaquin
Kaylissa Keli Garcia    Baby Joaquin

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    John Eskow
Screenwriter    Ted Elliott
Screenwriter    Terry Rossio
Story Creator    Ted Elliott
Story Creator    Terry Rossio
Story Creator    Randall Jahnson
Producer    Doug Claybourne
Producer    David Foster
Executive Producer    Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer    Walter F. Parkes
Executive Producer    Laurie MacDonald
Director of Photography    Phil Meheux
Production Designer    Cecilia Montiel
Editor    Thom Noble
Costume Designer    Graciela Mazon
Composer    James Horner
Co-Producer    John Gertz
Associate Producer    Tava R. Maloy
Assistant Director    George Parra
Second Unit Director    Glenn Randall Jr.
Unit Production Manager    Doug Claybourne
Art Director    Michael Atwell
Set Decorator    Denise Camargo
Second Unit Photography    Kim Marks
Visual Effects (Matte Paintings)    Syd Dutton
Special Effects Supervisor    Laurencio Cordero
Special Effects Coordinator    Rocky Gehr
Special Effects Coordinator    John Stears
Production Sound Mixer    Pud Cusack
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin O'Connell
Re-recording Mixer    Greg P. Russell
Supervising Sound Editor    Dave McMoyler
Sound Designer    Hector Gika
Makeup Designer    Ken Diaz
Key Makeup    Rosa Elisa Duprat
Key Makeup    Gabriel Solana
Hairstylist Designer    Paul LeBlanc
Key Hairstylist    Eduardo Feline Gomez
Song "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" music    James Horner
Song "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" words    Will Jennings
Casting Director    Pam Dixon
Casting (Mexico)    Claudia Becker

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/07/17 1 $22,525,855   2,515 $8,957   $22,525,855 3
1998/07/24 2 $13,414,229 -40% 2,515 $5,334   $47,269,464 10
1998/07/31 6 $8,320,932 -38% 2,515 $3,309   $61,953,317 17
1998/08/07 8 $5,508,627 -34% 2,436 $2,261   $71,641,665 24
1998/08/14 11 $3,760,358 -32% 2,123 $1,771   $78,430,821 31
1998/08/21 15 $2,103,883 -44% 1,500 $1,403   $82,512,233 38
1998/08/28 15 $1,718,086 -18% 1,322 $1,300   $85,203,939 45
1998/09/04 14 $2,106,833 +23% 1,213 $1,737   $87,940,321 52
1998/09/11 15 $1,003,555 -52% 1,085 $925   $89,228,663 59
1998/09/18 13 $688,771 -31% 946 $728   $90,210,339 66
1998/09/25 18 $431,218 -37% 725 $595   $90,837,081 73
1998/10/02 25 $202,903 -53% 408 $497   $91,132,279 80
1998/10/09 31 $135,445 -33% 295 $459   $91,307,993 87
1998/10/16 37 $84,275 -38% 172 $490   $91,433,971 94
1998/10/23 47 $56,039 -34% 113 $496   $91,509,343 101
1998/10/30 44 $48,192 -14% 86 $560   $91,573,526 108
1998/11/06 22 $516,952 +973% 605 $854   $92,103,521 115
1998/11/13 20 $377,170 -27% 568 $664   $92,689,591 122
1998/11/20 28 $204,379 -46% 405 $505   $93,013,581 129
1998/11/27 34 $151,519 -26% 270 $561   $93,217,877 136
1998/12/04 36 $87,355 -42% 231 $378   $93,365,581 143
1998/12/11 40 $69,010 -21% 1,472 $47   $93,470,618 150
1998/12/18 43 $47,460 -31% 84 $565   $93,551,761 157
1998/12/25 43 $64,483 +36% 69 $935   $93,652,754 164
1999/01/01 48 $55,810 -13% 69 $809   $93,771,072 171

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/07/17 1 $7,430,000   2,515 $2,954   $7,430,000 1
1998/07/18 2 $8,410,000 +13% 2,515 $3,344   $15,840,000 2
1998/07/19 1 $6,737,000 -20% 2,515 $2,679   $22,525,855 3
1998/07/20 1 $3,011,219 -55% 2,515 $1,197   $25,537,074 4
1998/07/21 1 $3,056,353 +1% 2,515 $1,215   $28,593,427 5
1998/07/22 1 $2,708,674 -11% 2,515 $1,077   $31,302,101 6
1998/07/23 2 $2,553,134 -6% 2,515 $1,015   $33,855,235 7
1998/07/24 2 $4,085,000 +60% 2,515 $1,624   $37,940,000 8
1998/07/25 3 $5,255,000 +29% 2,515 $2,089   $43,195,000 9
1998/07/26 3 $3,987,000 -24% 2,515 $1,585   $47,269,464 10
1998/07/27 3 $1,671,227 -58% 2,515 $665   $48,940,691 11
1998/07/28 3 $1,807,533 +8% 2,515 $719   $50,748,224 12
1998/07/29 4 $1,457,314 -19% 2,515 $579   $52,205,538 13
1998/07/30 5 $1,426,847 -2% 2,515 $567   $53,632,385 14
1998/07/31 6 $2,540,000 +78% 2,515 $1,010   $56,172,000 15
1998/08/01 5 $3,420,000 +35% 2,515 $1,360   $59,592,000 16
1998/08/02 5 $2,505,000 -27% 2,515 $996   $61,953,000 17
1998/08/03 7 $1,070,074 -57% 2,602 $411   $63,023,391 18
1998/08/04 7 $1,131,725 +6% 2,515 $450   $64,155,116 19
1998/08/05 8 $994,710 -12% 2,515 $396   $65,149,826 20
1998/08/06 8 $983,212 -1% 2,515 $391   $66,133,038 21
1998/08/07 8 $1,729,962 +76% 2,436 $710   $67,863,000 22
1998/08/08 8 $2,325,000 +34% 2,436 $954   $70,188,000 23
1998/08/09 8 $1,670,000 -28% 2,436 $686   $71,641,665 24
1998/08/10 9 $754,519 -55% 2,436 $310   $72,396,184 25
1998/08/11 9 $877,960 +16% 2,436 $360   $73,274,144 26
1998/08/12 9 $713,173 -19% 2,436 $293   $73,987,317 27
1998/08/13 9 $683,146 -4% 2,436 $280   $74,670,463 28
1998/08/20 10 $432,228   2,123 $204   $80,406,350 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/07/17 1 $33,855,235   2,515 $13,461   $33,855,235 7
1998/07/24 3 $19,777,150 -42% 2,515 $7,864   $53,632,385 14
1998/07/31 6 $12,500,653 -37% 2,515 $4,970   $66,133,038 21
1998/08/07 8 $8,537,425 -32% 2,436 $3,505   $74,670,463 28
1998/08/14 11 $5,737,887 -33% 2,123 $2,703   $80,408,350 35
1998/08/21 15 $3,077,503 -46% 1,500 $2,052   $83,485,853 42
1998/08/28 14 $2,347,635 -24% 1,322 $1,776   $85,833,488 49
1998/09/04 14 $2,391,620 +2% 1,213 $1,972   $88,225,108 56
1998/09/11 15 $1,296,460 -46% 1,085 $1,195   $89,521,568 63
1998/09/18 14 $884,295 -32% 946 $935   $90,405,863 70
1998/09/25 19 $523,513 -41% 725 $722   $90,929,376 77
1998/10/02 27 $243,172 -54% 408 $596   $91,172,548 84
1998/10/09 32 $177,148 -27% 295 $601   $91,349,696 91
1998/10/16 38 $103,608 -42% 172 $602   $91,453,304 98
1998/10/23 41 $72,030 -30% 113 $637   $91,525,334 105
1998/10/30 41 $61,235 -15% 86 $712   $91,586,569 112
1998/11/06 22 $725,852 +1,085% 605 $1,200   $92,312,421 119
1998/11/13 21 $496,781 -32% 568 $875   $92,809,202 126
1998/11/20 29 $257,156 -48% 405 $635   $93,066,358 133
1998/11/27 33 $211,868 -18% 270 $785   $93,278,226 140
1998/12/04 35 $123,382 -42% 231 $534   $93,401,608 147
1998/12/11 39 $102,693 -17% 1,472 $70   $93,504,301 154
1998/12/18 38 $83,970 -18% 84 $1,000   $93,588,271 161
1998/12/25 43 $126,991 +51% 69 $1,840   $93,715,262 168