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The Paper (1994)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,768,310Details
International Box Office $9,600,000
Worldwide Box Office $46,368,310
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This drama follows 24 hours at a New York City newspaper, involving editor Henry Hackett, his wife Martha, top editor Bernie and publisher Alicia.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
32% - Rotten
48% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 18th, 1994 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: R for strong language
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: News
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 731 $150,185 Jun 24, 1994 101
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 747 $1,119,460 May 6, 1994 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 836 $1,517,775 Apr 29, 1994 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 860 $2,362,545 Apr 22, 1994 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 912 $3,335,355 Apr 15, 1994 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,012 $4,541,575 Apr 8, 1994 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,256 $5,604,720 Apr 1, 1994 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,612 $7,005,640 Mar 25, 1994 10


   Henry Hackett
   Alicia Clark
   Martha Hackett
   Bernie White
Jason Robards, Jr.    Graham Keighley
Jason Alexander    Marion Sandusky
Spalding Gray    Paul Bladden
Catherine O'Hara    Susan
Lynne Thigpen    Janet
Jack Kehoe    Phil
Roma Maffia    Carmen
Clint Howard    Ray Blaisch
Geoffrey Owens    Lou
Amelia Campbell    Robin
Jill Hennessy    Deanne White
William Prince    Henry's Father
Augusta Dabney    Henry's Mother
Bruce Altman    Carl
Jack McGee    Wilder
Bobo Lewis    Anna
Edward Hibbert    Jerry
Michael Countryman    Emmett
Siobhan Fallon    Lisa
Joe Viviani    Max
Julie Donatt    Kathy
Ed Jupp Jr.    Copy Editor
Christi Hatcher    City Editor
Gary Dourdan    Copy Guy
James Ritz    A.C. Repairman
Miles Watson    A.C. Repairman
Divina Cook    Sobbing Woman
Aloysius R. Burke    Parking Cop
Benny Benowitz    Crazy Guy
Lee Kimball    Security Guard
Michael Moran    Chuck
Jack O'Connell    Press Operator
Herb Krystall    Pressroom Foreman
John Bentley    Paste-up Person
Vincent D'Arbouze    First Kid
Michael Michael    Second Kid
Yvonne Warden    Woman with Dog
Louisa Marie    Sentinel Receptionist
Stephen Keopp    German Newsperson
Victor Truro    Bernie's Doctor
Cedric Young    Martha's Paramedic
Wylie Weeks    Martha's Paramedic
James Colby    Alicia's Paramedic
Paul Geier    Doctor Porter
Rance Howard    Alicia's Doctor
Maureen Goldfedder    Alicia's E.R. Nurse
Karen Church    Alicia's nurse
Diane Gnagnarelli    Pediatric nurse
David J. Birnbach    Anesthesiologist
Amos Grunebaum    Obstetrician
Vickie Thomas    E.R. Doctor
Jacqueline Murphy    O.R. Nurse
Jean Speegle Howard    Hospital Volunteer
Joseph Pentangelo    Arresting Officer
James Nestor    Arresting Officer
Jim Meskimen    Tom
Tony Hoty    Waiter
Sally-Jane Heit    Grace
Mike Sheehan    Richie
Herbert Rubens    Tony
Cheryl Howard    Redheaded Barmaid
Carol Ann Donohue    Crying Child
Shannon E. Donohue    Grumpy Child
Jeffrey Kaufman    Police Officer
Myra Taylor    Mother
Erika Johnson    Little Sister
Jan Mickens    Diner Owner
Daniel Kenney    Pinhead
Thomas Long    Bureaucrat
Harsh Nayyar    Attendant
Frank Inzerillo    News Truck Driver
Rosanna Scotto    Herself
Donna Hanover    Herself
Jane Hanson    Herself
Valerie Coleman    Herself
Chuck Scarborough    Himself
Brenda Blackmon    Herself
Cynthia Carter    Herself
Graydon Carter    Himself
Lou Colasuonno    Himself
Bob Costas    Himself
Larry Hackett    Himself
Hap Hairston    Himself
Pete Hamill    Himself
William Kunstler    Himself
Kurt Loder    Himself
Mike McAlary    Himself
Joanna Molloy    Herself
Richard Price    Himself
John Rhodes    Himself
Jerry Rosa    Himself
Linda Stasi    Herself
Dini Von Mueffling    Herself
Jeannie Williams    Herself
John Miller    Himself
Debbie Gross Rodriguez    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    David Koepp
Screenwriter    Stephen Koepp
Producer    Brian Grazer
Producer    Frederick Zollo
Co-Producer    David Koepp
Executive Producer    Todd Hallowell
Executive Producer    Dylan Sellers
Director of Photography    John Seale
Production Designer    Todd Hallowell
Editor    Daniel Hanley
Editor    Michael Hill
Costume Designer    Rita Ryack
Composer    Randy Newman
Song "Make Up Your Mind" words and music    Randy Newman
Associate Producer    Louisa Velis
Associate Producer    Aldric La'auli Porter
Assistant Director    Aldric La'auli Porter
Second Unit Director    Todd Hallowell
Unit Production Manager    Carl Clifford
Production Supervisor    Michelle Weinberg
Art Director    Maher Ahmad
Set Decorator    Debra Schutt
Production Sound Mixer    Danny Michael
Re-recording Mixer    Rick Dior
Supervising Sound Editor    Anthony Ciccolini III
Supervising Sound Editor    Lou Cerborino
Sound Editor    Maurice Schell
Dialogue Editor    Thomas A. Gulino
Dialogue Editor    Maddy Shirazi
Key Makeup    Allen Weisinger
Key Hairstylist    Joe Coscia
Special Make-up Effects    Neal Martz
Music Supervisor    Jane Luttenberger
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Ward

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1994/03/25 3 $7,005,640   1,092 $6,415   $7,256,295 10
1994/04/01 3 $5,604,720 -20% 1,544 $3,630   $15,588,215 17
1994/04/08 3 $4,541,575 -19% 1,558 $2,915   $21,944,020 24
1994/04/15 3 $3,335,355 -27% 1,577 $2,115   $26,340,675 31
1994/04/22 3 $2,362,545 -29% 1,500 $1,575   $29,494,555 38
1994/04/29 8 $1,517,775 -36% 1,239 $1,225   $31,543,985 45
1994/05/06 10 $1,119,460 -26% 1,004 $1,115   $33,029,575 52
1994/06/24 14 $150,185   213 $705   $36,584,490 101

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1994/03/25 3 $9,732,840   1,092 $8,913   $9,983,495 14
1994/04/01 4 $7,418,950 -24% 1,544 $4,805   $17,402,445 21
1994/04/08 3 $5,602,875 -24% 1,558 $3,596   $23,005,320 28
1994/04/15 3 $4,126,690 -26% 1,577 $2,617   $27,132,010 35
1994/04/22 3 $2,894,200 -30% 1,500 $1,929   $30,026,210 42
1994/04/29 7 $1,883,905 -35% 1,239 $1,521   $31,910,115 49