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Message in a Bottle (1999)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,880,016Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
32% - Rotten
Audience
66% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 12th, 1999 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: August 3rd, 1999 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a scene of sexuality
Comparisons: vs. Blue Crush
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,589 $65,824 May 7, 1999 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,484 $105,393 Apr 30, 1999 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,328 $163,110 Apr 23, 1999 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,225 $250,665 Apr 16, 1999 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,251 $338,190 Apr 9, 1999 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 2,404 $141,380 Apr 2, 1999 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,176 $286,851 Mar 26, 1999 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,013 $642,514 Mar 19, 1999 38
Fastest to $50m 1,225 $50,072,123 Mar 12, 1999 35
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,583 $1,838,140 Mar 12, 1999 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,411 $3,411,546 Mar 5, 1999 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,079 $6,412,737 Feb 26, 1999 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,046 $10,042,342 Feb 19, 1999 10
Biggest Domestic Sunday 1,060 $6,115,000 Feb 14, 1999 3
Biggest Domestic February Weekend 106 $18,852,976 Feb 12, 1999 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 918 $18,852,976 Feb 12, 1999 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 19 4.47 Feb 12, 1999 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,486 22.4% Feb 12, 1999 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,515 2,538 Feb 12, 1999 3
Biggest Domestic February Day 303 $6,375,000 Feb 13, 1999 2
Biggest Domestic Saturday 1,877 $6,375,000 Feb 13, 1999 2

Cast

   Garret Blake
Robin Wright    Theresa Osborne
Paul Newman    Dodge Blake
John Savage    Johnny Land
Illeana Douglas    Lina Paul
Robbie Coltrane    Charlie Toschi
Jesse James    Jason Osborne
Bethel Leslie    Marta Land
Tom Aldredge    Hank Land
Viveka Davis    Alva
Raphael Sbarge    Andy
Rosemary Murphy    Helen at the B&B
Steven Eckholdt    David
Hayden Panettiere    Girl on Sinking Boat
Marcello Robinson   
Richard Hamilton    Chet

Production and Technical Credits

Story Creator    Nicholas Sparks

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
1999/02/12 1 $18,852,976   2,538 $7,428   $18,852,976 3
1999/02/19 2 $10,042,342 -47% 2,545 $3,946   $32,129,098 10
1999/02/26 4 $6,412,737 -36% 2,545 $2,520   $41,316,451 17
1999/03/05 8 $3,411,546 -47% 2,489 $1,371   $46,388,358 24
1999/03/12 15 $1,838,140 -46% 1,876 $980   $49,354,471 31
1999/03/19 20 $642,514 -65% 1,014 $634   $50,714,637 38
1999/03/26 31 $286,851 -55% 410 $700   $51,228,754 45
1999/04/02 39 $141,380 -51% 269 $526   $51,483,983 52
1999/04/09 25 $338,190 +139% 603 $561   $51,885,103 59
1999/04/16 28 $250,665 -26% 455 $551   $52,282,208 66
1999/04/23 33 $163,110 -35% 299 $546   $52,536,708 73
1999/04/30 37 $105,393 -35% 223 $473   $52,700,299 80
1999/05/07 44 $65,824 -38% 164 $401   $52,799,004 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/02/12 1 $4,220,000   2,538 $1,663   $4,220,000 1
1999/02/13 1 $6,375,000 +51% 2,538 $2,512   $10,595,000 2
1999/02/14 1 $6,115,000 -4% 2,538 $2,409   $16,751,560 3
1999/02/15 2 $2,101,416 -66% 2,538 $828   $18,852,976 4
1999/02/16 1 $1,209,881 -42% 2,538 $477   $20,062,857 5
1999/02/17 1 $1,017,015 -16% 2,538 $401   $21,062,857 6
1999/02/18 1 $1,006,884 -1% 2,538 $397   $22,086,756 7
1999/02/19 1 $2,835,000 +182% 2,545 $1,114   $24,922,000 8
1999/02/20 2 $4,765,000 +68% 2,545 $1,872   $29,687,000 9
1999/02/21 2 $2,422,000 -49% 2,545 $952   $32,129,098 10
1999/02/22 2 $654,792 -73% 2,545 $257   $32,783,890 11
1999/02/23 1 $802,768 +23% 2,545 $315   $33,586,658 12
1999/02/24 1 $655,914 -18% 2,545 $258   $34,242,572 13
1999/02/25 1 $661,142 +1% 2,545 $260   $34,903,714 14
1999/02/26 4 $1,710,286 +159% 2,545 $672   $36,614,000 15
1999/02/27 3 $3,275,000 +91% 2,545 $1,287   $39,889,000 16
1999/02/28 5 $1,441,000 -56% 2,545 $566   $41,316,451 17
1999/03/01 4 $367,506 -74% 2,545 $144   $41,683,957 18
1999/03/02 3 $477,047 +30% 2,545 $187   $42,161,004 19
1999/03/03 3 $385,008 -19% 2,545 $151   $42,546,012 20
1999/03/04 3 $430,800 +12% 2,545 $169   $42,976,812 21
1999/03/05 6 $1,005,188 +133% 2,545 $395   $43,982,000 22
1999/03/06 8 $1,560,000 +55% 2,489 $627   $45,542,000 23
1999/03/07 9 $848,000 -46% 2,489 $341   $46,388,358 24
1999/03/08 7 $236,483 -72% 2,489 $95   $46,624,841 25
1999/03/09 7 $306,929 +30% 2,489 $123   $46,931,770 26
1999/03/10 6 $281,325 -8% 2,489 $113   $47,213,095 27
1999/03/11 6 $303,236 +8% 2,489 $122   $47,516,331 28
1999/03/12 13 $535,000 +76% 1,876 $285   $48,051,000 29
1999/03/13 13 $855,000 +60% 1,876 $456   $48,906,000 30
1999/03/14 15 $444,000 -48% 1,876 $237   $49,354,471 31
1999/03/15 15 $171,847 -61% 1,876 $92   $49,526,318 32
1999/03/16 15 $197,355 +15% 1,876 $105   $49,723,673 33
1999/03/17 15 $163,035 -17% 1,876 $87   $49,886,708 34
1999/03/18 15 $185,415 +14% 1,876 $99   $50,072,123 35
1999/03/19 17 $205,000 +11% 1,014 $202   $50,277,000 36
1999/03/20 17 $310,000 +51% 1,014 $306   $50,587,000 37

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/02/12 1 $22,086,756   2,538 $8,702   $22,086,756 7
1999/02/19 1 $12,816,958 -42% 2,545 $5,036   $34,903,714 14
1999/02/26 4 $8,073,098 -37% 2,545 $3,172   $42,976,812 21
1999/03/05 7 $4,539,519 -44% 2,489 $1,824   $47,516,331 28
1999/03/12 15 $2,555,792 -44% 1,876 $1,362   $50,072,123 35
1999/03/19 21 $869,780 -66% 1,014 $858   $50,941,903 42
1999/03/26 32 $400,700 -54% 410 $977   $51,342,603 49
1999/04/02 40 $204,310 -49% 269 $760   $51,546,913 56
1999/04/09 24 $484,630 +137% 603 $804   $52,031,543 63
1999/04/16 29 $342,055 -29% 455 $752   $52,373,598 70
1999/04/23 31 $221,308 -35% 299 $740   $52,594,906 77
1999/04/30 38 $138,274 -38% 223 $620   $52,733,180 84

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/6/20102820,938 50,114$217,835$537,977566
6/20/20102931,796 99,587$326,815$1,040,233568
6/27/20102925,023-21% 124,610$230,212$1,270,445569
7/18/20103024,660 194,061$273,859$1,951,303572