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Meet Joe Black (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,650,003Details
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  5. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
51% - Rotten
Audience
81% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$85,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 13th, 1998 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for an accident scene, some sexuality and brief strong language
Running Time: 181 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Universal Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,730 $48,925 Feb 5, 1999 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,529 $96,800 Jan 29, 1999 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,461 $138,650 Jan 22, 1999 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,420 $197,715 Jan 15, 1999 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,483 $255,685 Jan 8, 1999 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,667 $301,365 Jan 1, 1999 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,778 $151,795 Dec 25, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,946 $683,240 Dec 18, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,654 $1,679,920 Dec 11, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,832 $2,417,780 Dec 4, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,200 $5,786,830 Nov 27, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,382 $7,871,985 Nov 20, 1998 10
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 237 $15,017,995 Nov 13, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,178 $15,017,995 Nov 13, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,569 2,503 Nov 13, 1998 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 565 $6,000,000 Nov 14, 1998 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,976 $6,000,000 Nov 14, 1998 2
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 348 3.05 Nov 13, 1998 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 414 32.8% Nov 13, 1998 1

Cast

   Joe Black/Man in Coffee Shop
Anthony Hopkins    William Parrish
   Susan Parrish
Jake Weber    Drew
Marcia Gay Harden    Allison
Jeffrey Tambor    Quince
David S. Howard    Eddie Sloane
Lois Kelly-Miller    Jamaican Woman
Jahnni St. John    Jamaican Woman's Daughter
Richard Clarke    Butler
Marylouise Burke    Lillian
Diane Kagan    Jennifer
June Squibb    Helen
Gene Canfield    Construction Foreman
Suzanne Hevner    Florist
Steve Coats    Electrician
Madeline N. Balmaceda    Madeline
Julie Lund    Drew's Secretary
Kay Gaffney    Boardmember
Anthony Kane    Boardmember
Joe H. Lamb    Boardmember
Robert C. Lee    Boardmember
Jim McNickle    Boardmember
Hardy Phippen    Boardmember
Stephen Adly-Guirgis    Hospital Receptionist
Leo Marks    Party Waiter
Michelle Youell    Party Guest
Gene Leverone    Party Guest

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Ron Osborn
Screenwriter    Jeff Reno
Screenwriter    Kevin Wade
Screenwriter    Bo Goldman
Story Creator    Alberto Casella
Story Creator    Walter Ferris
Story Creator    Maxwell Anderson
Story Creator    Gladys Lehman
Producer    Martin Brest
Executive Producer    Ronald L. Schwary
Production Designer    Dante Ferretti
Editor    Joe Hutshing
Editor    Michael Tronick
Composer    Thomas Newman
Director of Photography    Emmanuel Lubezki
Co-Producer    David Wally
Associate Producer    Celia Costas
Assistant Director    Amy Sayres
Unit Production Manager    Celia Costas
Art Director    Robert Guerra
Set Decorator    Leslie Bloom
Costume Designer    Aude Bronson-Howard
Costume Designer    David C. Robinson
Sound Mixer    Danny Michael
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bartlett
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Smith
Supervising Sound Editor    Scott A. Hecker
Sound Effects Editor    Eric A. Norris
Sound Effects Editor    Joe Earle
Sound Effects Editor    Linda Keim
Sound Effects Editor    Ken Johnson
Make up    Richard Dean
Make up    Randy Houston Mercer
Hairstylist    Lyndell Quiyou
Hairstylist    Beth Miller
Casting Director    Juliet Taylor
Casting Director    Ellen Lewis
Stunt Coordinator    Buddy Joe Hooker

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 1st, 2012

May 1st, 2012

It's yet another very slow week on the home market. In fact, all of May is very slow on the home market, although this is not surprising for this time of year. I'm not even going to attempt to pad out the list this week. Is there anything in contention for Pick of the Week? Fortunately, the answer to that is yes. Unfortunately, the screener is late. Normally I really don't like awarding Pick of the Week to a film when the screener is late, but in this case, Haywire is head and shoulders above the rest, so unless the Blu-ray has less than zero special features, it's the best out there. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/11/13 3 $15,017,995   2,503 $6,000   $15,017,995 3
1998/11/20 4 $7,871,985 -48% 2,511 $3,135   $26,431,815 10
1998/11/27 6 $5,786,830 -26% 2,527 $2,290   $35,769,895 17
1998/12/04 6 $2,417,780 -58% 2,188 $1,105   $39,220,300 24
1998/12/11 8 $1,679,920 -31% 1,872 $897   $41,459,140 31
1998/12/18 11 $683,240 -59% 1,102 $620   $42,589,935 38
1998/12/25 36 $151,795 -78% 253 $600   $43,116,505 45
1999/01/01 26 $301,365 +99% 543 $555   $43,542,070 52
1999/01/08 26 $255,685 -15% 544 $470   $43,906,620 59
1999/01/15 35 $197,715 -23% 338 $585   $44,196,490 66
1999/01/22 36 $138,650 -30% 295 $470   $44,380,875 73
1999/01/29 41 $96,800 -30% 239 $405   $44,522,265 80
1999/02/05 47 $48,925 -49% 103 $475   $44,606,335 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/11/13 3 $4,925,000   2,500 $1,970   $4,925,000 1
1998/11/14 3 $6,000,000 +22% 2,500 $2,400   $10,925,000 2
1998/11/15 2 $3,767,000 -37% 2,500 $1,507   $15,018,000 3
1998/11/16 2 $851,020 -77% 2,503 $340   $15,869,015 4
1998/11/17 2 $1,088,805 +28% 2,503 $435   $16,957,820 5
1998/11/18 2 $800,960 -26% 2,503 $320   $17,758,780 6
1998/11/19 2 $801,050 n/c 2,503 $320   $18,559,830 7
1998/11/20 4 $2,760,000 +245% 2,505 $1,102   $21,320,000 8
1998/11/21 4 $3,740,000 +36% 2,505 $1,493   $25,060,000 9
1998/11/22 4 $1,820,000 -51% 2,511 $725   $26,432,000 10
1998/11/23 4 $502,195 -72% 2,511 $200   $26,934,010 11
1998/11/24 4 $775,000 +54% 2,505 $309   $27,709,000 12
1998/11/25 5 $980,000 +26% 2,525 $388   $28,689,000 13
1998/11/26 5 $1,250,000 +28% 2,525 $495   $29,939,000 14
1998/11/27 6 $2,260,000 +81% 2,525 $895   $32,199,000 15
1998/11/28 5 $2,330,000 +3% 2,525 $923   $34,532,000 16
1998/11/29 6 $1,099,000 -53% 2,527 $435   $35,770,000 17
1998/11/30 6 $252,300 -77% 2,527 $100   $36,022,195 18
1998/12/01 5 $302,760 +20% 2,527 $120   $36,324,955 19
1998/12/02 5 $238,929 -21% 2,527 $95   $36,563,580 20
1998/12/03 6 $239,420 n/c 2,527 $95   $36,803,000 21
1998/12/04 6 $740,000 +209% 2,527 $293   $37,543,000 22
1998/12/05 7 $1,030,000 +39% 2,189 $471   $38,573,000 23
1998/12/06 7 $647,000 -37% 2,189 $296   $39,220,000 24
1998/12/07 7 $141,440 -78% 2,188 $65   $39,361,740 25
1998/12/08 7 $184,450 +30% 2,188 $84   $39,546,190 26
1998/12/09 7 $161,900 -12% 2,188 $74   $39,698,090 27
1998/12/10 7 $151,130 -7% 2,188 $69   $39,849,220 28
1998/12/11 8 $430,000 +185% 1,870 $230   $40,279,220 29
1998/12/12 9 $750,000 +74% 1,870 $401   $41,029,220 30
1998/12/13 10 $337,000 -55% 1,870 $180   $41,459,000 31
1998/12/14 10 $110,460 -67% 1,870 $59   $41,569,600 32
1998/12/15 9 $127,750 +16% 1,872 $68   $41,697,350 33
1998/12/16 9 $100,265 -22% 1,872 $54   $41,797,615 34
1998/12/17 9 $109,080 +9% 1,872 $58   $41,906,695 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/11/13 3 $18,559,830   2,503 $7,415   $18,559,830 7
1998/11/20 5 $11,423,235 -38% 2,511 $4,549   $29,983,065 14
1998/11/27 6 $6,819,455 -40% 2,527 $2,699   $36,802,520 21
1998/12/04 6 $2,976,700 -56% 2,188 $1,360   $39,779,220 28
1998/12/11 8 $2,127,475 -29% 1,872 $1,136   $41,906,695 35
1998/12/18 12 $1,058,015 -50% 1,102 $960   $42,964,710 42
1998/12/25 35 $275,995 -74% 253 $1,091   $43,240,705 49
1999/01/01 28 $410,230 +49% 543 $755   $43,650,935 56
1999/01/08 25 $347,840 -15% 544 $639   $43,998,775 63
1999/01/15 34 $243,450 -30% 338 $720   $44,242,225 70
1999/01/22 36 $183,240 -25% 295 $621   $44,425,465 77
1999/01/29 39 $131,945 -28% 239 $552   $44,557,410 84