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Mimic (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,514,166Details
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
61% - Fresh
Audience
37% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 22nd, 1997 (Wide) by Miramax
Video Release: April 22nd, 1998 by Dimension Home
MPAA Rating: R for terror/violence and language
Franchise: Mimic
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Keywords: Epidemic, Voiceover/Narration, Prologue, Intertitle, Genetic Engineering, Autism, Creature Features, Underground
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,462 $25,981 Oct 17, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,852 $88,358 Oct 10, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,309 $241,674 Oct 3, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,274 $168,047 Sep 26, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,641 $637,379 Sep 19, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,366 $1,650,325 Sep 12, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,355 $2,815,405 Sep 5, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,796 $6,180,990 Aug 29, 1997 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,194 $7,818,208 Aug 22, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,868 2,255 Aug 22, 1997 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 562 3.03 Aug 22, 1997 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 654 33.0% Aug 22, 1997 1

Cast

Mira Sorvino    Susan Tyler
Charles S. Dutton    Leonard
F. Murray Abraham    Dr. Gates
Josh Brolin    Josh
Jeremy Northam    Peter Mann
Norman Reedus    Jeremy
Giancarlo Giannini    Manny
Doug Jones    Long John #2

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Bob Weinstein
Co-Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Composer    Marco Beltrami

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...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Mimic Franchise Collection

May 1st, 2012

Mimic came out in 1997 and marked the English-language debut of Guillermo Del Toro. The film earned a solid profit and respectable reviews, enough to generate two direct-to-DVD sequels. However, Guillermo Del Toro wasn't with the theatrical cut and late last year he finally got a chance to release a Director's Cut. That screener never arrived, but this week a complete franchise collection hit my desk. Did the changes improve the original film? And are the two sequels worth checking out? More...

Blu-ray Sales: Transformers Soar Past the Moon

October 14th, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon dominated the new releases and the Blu-ray sales chart in a way few films have managed. It sold 1.42 million units generating $29.66 million from Friday through Sunday. Its opening Blu-ray ratio was 64%, which is a record for a first-run release. It also represented 68% of all Blu-rays sold, which is mind-boggling. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 27th, 2011

September 27th, 2011

It's another incredibly busy week on the home market with over 400 new releases on Amazon.com. However, again there were only a few that were worth mentioning with a whole lot of filler. The biggest release of the week is Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Blu-ray, but it doesn't come out till Friday. Looking at some of the other top selling releases and it's clear how weak the selection is. There's a stand-up comedy DVD, a couple catalog titles being released on Blu-ray, Anime, a couple TV on DVD releases, and the first DVD release of Adventure Time. Adventure Time on DVD? Pick of the Week. More...

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
1997/08/22 4 $7,818,208   2,255 $3,467   $7,818,208 3
1997/08/29 7 $6,180,990 -21% 2,255 $2,741   $16,901,427 10
1997/09/05 8 $2,815,405 -54% 1,959 $1,437   $20,812,711 17
1997/09/12 11 $1,650,325 -41% 1,772 $931   $23,366,252 24
1997/09/19 19 $637,379 -61% 1,127 $566   $24,532,761 31
1997/09/26 29 $168,047 -74% 403 $417   $24,928,800 38
1997/10/03 24 $241,674 +44% 516 $468   $25,230,930 45
1997/10/10 34 $88,358 -63% 290 $305   $25,383,158 52
1997/10/17 53 $25,981 -71% 139 $187   $25,454,187 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/08/22 3 $2,578,596   2,255 $1,144   $2,578,596 1
1997/08/23 6 $2,937,149 +14% 2,255 $1,303   $5,515,745 2
1997/08/24 3 $2,302,463 -22% 2,255 $1,021   $7,818,208 3
1997/08/25 3 $842,024 -63% 2,255 $373   $8,660,232 4
1997/08/26 4 $811,778 -4% 2,255 $360   $9,472,010 5
1997/08/27 5 $616,981 -24% 2,255 $274   $10,088,991 6
1997/08/28 6 $631,446 +2% 2,255 $280   $10,720,437 7
1997/08/29 7 $1,339,766 +112% 2,255 $594   $12,060,203 8
1997/08/30 7 $1,804,773 +35% 2,255 $800   $13,864,976 9
1997/08/31 6 $1,713,593 -5% 2,255 $760   $15,578,569 10
1997/09/01 6 $1,322,858 -23% 2,255 $587   $16,901,427 11
1997/09/02 4 $437,747 -67% 2,255 $194   $17,339,174 12
1997/09/03 6 $339,188 -23% 2,255 $150   $17,678,362 13
1997/09/04 7 $318,944 -6% 2,255 $141   $17,997,306 14
1997/09/05 8 $780,616 +145% 1,959 $398   $18,777,922 15
1997/09/06 8 $1,249,706 +60% 1,959 $638   $20,027,628 16
1997/09/07 6 $785,083 -37% 1,959 $401   $20,812,711 17
1997/09/08 6 $219,059 -72% 1,959 $112   $21,031,770 18
1997/09/09 8 $251,728 +15% 1,959 $128   $21,283,498 19
1997/09/10 8 $213,149 -15% 1,959 $109   $21,496,647 20
1997/09/11 8 $219,280 +3% 1,959 $112   $21,715,927 21
1997/09/12 10 $468,560 +114% 1,772 $264   $22,184,487 22
1997/09/13 - $719,579 +54% 1,772 $406   $22,904,066 23
1997/09/14 10 $462,186 -36% 1,772 $261   $23,366,252 24
1997/09/15 9 $124,862 -73% 1,772 $70   $23,491,114 25
1997/09/16 10 $147,861 +18% 1,772 $83   $23,638,975 26
1997/09/17 10 $125,256 -15% 1,772 $71   $23,764,231 27
1997/09/18 10 $131,151 +5% 1,772 $74   $23,895,382 28
1997/09/19 - $169,854 +30% 1,127 $151   $24,065,236 29
1997/09/20 - $283,495 +67% 1,127 $252   $24,348,731 30
1997/09/21 - $184,030 -35% 1,127 $163   $24,532,761 31
1997/09/22 - $53,260 -71% 1,127 $47   $24,586,021 32
1997/09/23 - $62,103 +17% 1,127 $55   $24,648,124 33
1997/09/24 - $55,751 -10% 1,127 $49   $24,703,875 34
1997/09/25 - $56,878 +2% 1,127 $50   $24,760,753 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/08/22 3 $10,720,437   2,255 $4,754   $10,720,437 7
1997/08/29 6 $7,276,869 -32% 2,255 $3,227   $17,997,306 14
1997/09/05 7 $3,718,621 -49% 1,959 $1,898   $21,715,927 21
1997/09/12 12 $2,179,455 -41% 1,772 $1,230   $23,895,382 28
1997/09/19 20 $865,371 -60% 1,127 $768   $24,760,753 35
1997/09/26 27 $228,503 -74% 403 $567   $24,989,256 42
1997/10/03 24 $305,544 +34% 516 $592   $25,294,800 49
1997/10/10 36 $133,406 -56% 290 $460   $25,428,206 56

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/2/2011196,754 6,754$67,477$67,477702