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A Perfect Murder (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $67,658,331Details
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  5. Cast & Crew
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Synopsis

A Perfect Murder is based on Frederick Knott's play Dial M for Murder, filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. Married to commodities trader Stephen Taylor, Emily Bradford is romantically involved with artist David Shaw. Aware of this affair, Stephen offers David $500,000 to murder Emily, and David agrees. The plan is calculated to make the murder look like an accident, but events soon go on an unscheduled course.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
55% - Rotten
Audience
51% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 5th, 1998 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexuality and language
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Film Noir
Source:Remake
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Warner Bros.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,843 $41,095 Aug 28, 1998 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,765 $68,780 Aug 21, 1998 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,750 $100,382 Aug 14, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,243 $80,058 Aug 7, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,797 $180,060 Jul 31, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,450 $391,015 Jul 24, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,257 $848,372 Jul 17, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,182 $1,642,140 Jul 10, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 916 $3,335,890 Jul 3, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 841 $5,273,527 Jun 26, 1998 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 957 $51,409,000 Jun 26, 1998 22
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 885 $7,382,061 Jun 19, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 877 $11,277,743 Jun 12, 1998 10
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 257 $16,615,704 Jun 5, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,061 $16,615,704 Jun 5, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,053 2,845 Jun 5, 1998 3
Biggest June Day at the Domestic Box Office 537 $7,425,000 Jun 6, 1998 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,463 $7,425,000 Jun 6, 1998 2

Cast

   Steven Taylor
   Emily Bradford Taylor
   David Shaw
David Suchet    Detective Mohamed Karaman
Sarita Choudhury    Raquel Martinez
Constance Towers    Sandra Bradford
Novella Nelson    Ambassador Alice Wills
Michael P. Moran    Detective Bobby Fain
Gerry Becker    Roger Brill
Will Lyman    Jason Gates
Maeve McGuire    Ann Gates
Stephen Singer    Effete Man at Met
Laurinda Barrett    Met Woman 1
Aideen O'Kelly    Met Woman 2
Reed Birney    Merchant Prince 1
Robert Vincent Smith    Merchant Prince 2
Bill Ambrozy    Merchant Prince 3
George S. Blumenthal    Merchant Prince 4
Iris Alten    Guest at Met
Marion Blumenthal    Guest at Met
Andrew Sussman    Guest at Met
Robynn N. Sussman    Guest at Met
Radney Tucker    Guest at Met
Beverly Tucker    Guest at Met
Bradford Billet    Guest at Met
Robert Bosco Cokljat    Croatian Delegate
Marat Yusim    Russian Delegate
Takeo Lee Wong    Japanese Diplomat
Roberta Orlan    Italian Diplomat
Francis Dumaurier    French Delegate
Deen Badarou    African Delegate
Peter Benson    Hansen
Jeff Williams    Nolan
David Eigenberg    Stein
Jean Debaer    Secretary
Michael Moinot    Maitre d'
Gerrit Vooren    Waiter
Monica Parker    Janice Moran
Michael H. Ingram    Albert
Scott Dillin    Detective Scott
Starla Benford    Police Technician
Bob Bowersox    Police Photographer
Joanna P. Adler    Vyczowski
James Georgiades    Policeman 2
Jose Ramon Rosario    Policeman 1
William Bogert    Harrington
Adrian Martinez    Young Tough
Dexter Brown    Porter

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Peter MacGregor-Scott
Producer    Christopher Mankiewicz
Producer    Anne Kopelson
Producer    Arnold Kopelson
Based on the Play "Dial M for Murder" by    Frederick Knott
Screenwriter    Patrick Smith Kelly
Executive Producer    Stephen Brown
Director of Photography    Dariusz Wolski
Production Designer    Philip Rosenberg
Editor    Dennis Virkler
Composer    James Newton Howard
Co-Producer    Nana Greenwald
Co-Producer    Mitchell Dauterive
Associate Producer    Lowell Blank
Associate Producer    Lisa Reardon
Associate Producer    Teresa Tucker-Davies
Assistant Director    Henry Bronchtein
Unit Production Manager    Jan Foster
Art Director    Patricia Woodbridge
Set Decorator    Debra Schutt
Costume Designer    Ellen Mirojnick
Costume Supervisor    Deirdre Williams
Costume Supervisor    Lisa Frucht
Editor    Dov Hoenig
Sound Mixer    Tom Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Jeffrey J. Haboush
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin E. Carpenter
Re-recording Mixer    Robert Schaper
Supervising Sound Editor    Bruce Stambler
Sound Editor    Steve Nelson
Sound Editor    Glenn Hoskinson
Sound Editor    Kim Secrist
Sound Editor    Gary Blufer
Sound Editor    Jay Nierenberg
Dialogue Editor    Bernard Weiser
Dialogue Editor    Robert Troy
Dialogue Editor    Marshall Winn
Dialogue Editor    Anthony R. Milch
Dialogue Editor    Virginia Cook-McGowan
Dialogue Editor    Donald L. Warner, Jr.
Supervising Music Editor    Jim Weidman
Music Editor    David Olson
Key Makeup    Naomi Donne
Key Hairstylist    Milton Buras
Hairstylist Designs    Alan D'Angerio
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey
Casting Director    Cathy Sandrich
Stunt Coordinator    Michael Runyard

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/06/05 2 $16,615,704   2,845 $5,840   $16,615,704 3
1998/06/12 3 $11,277,743 -32% 2,845 $3,964   $34,374,321 10
1998/06/19 5 $7,382,061 -35% 2,755 $2,680   $46,474,302 17
1998/06/26 7 $5,273,527 -29% 2,438 $2,163   $55,237,974 24
1998/07/03 8 $3,335,890 -37% 2,076 $1,607   $61,052,065 31
1998/07/10 11 $1,642,140 -51% 1,401 $1,172   $64,406,195 38
1998/07/17 15 $848,372 -48% 947 $896   $65,987,219 45
1998/07/24 19 $391,015 -54% 353 $1,108   $66,748,019 52
1998/07/31 30 $180,060 -54% 201 $896   $67,072,408 59
1998/08/07 38 $80,058 -56% 82 $976   $67,225,026 66
1998/08/14 40 $100,382 +25% 526 $191   $67,360,206 73
1998/08/21 47 $68,780 -31% 447 $154   $67,475,793 80
1998/08/28 57 $41,095 -40% 314 $131   $67,549,705 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/06/05 2 $4,805,000   2,845 $1,689   $4,805,000 1
1998/06/06 2 $7,425,000 +55% 2,845 $2,610   $12,230,000 2
1998/06/07 2 $4,400,000 -41% 2,845 $1,547   $16,616,000 3
1998/06/08 2 $1,685,433 -62% 2,845 $592   $18,301,137 4
1998/06/09 2 $1,809,449 +7% 2,845 $636   $20,110,586 5
1998/06/10 2 $1,322,062 -27% 2,845 $465   $21,432,648 6
1998/06/11 2 $1,663,930 +26% 2,845 $585   $23,096,578 7
1998/06/12 4 $3,060,422 +84% 2,845 $1,076   $26,157,000 8
1998/06/13 3 $5,260,000 +72% 2,845 $1,849   $31,417,000 9
1998/06/14 3 $2,959,000 -44% 2,845 $1,040   $34,374,000 10
1998/06/15 3 $1,206,042 -59% 2,845 $424   $35,580,363 11
1998/06/16 3 $1,308,328 +8% 2,845 $460   $36,888,691 12
1998/06/17 3 $1,130,747 -14% 2,845 $397   $38,019,438 13
1998/06/18 3 $1,092,803 -3% 2,845 $384   $39,112,241 14
1998/06/19 5 $2,269,759 +108% 2,755 $824   $41,382,000 15
1998/06/20 5 $3,065,000 +35% 2,755 $1,113   $44,447,000 16
1998/06/21 5 $2,269,000 -26% 2,755 $824   $46,474,000 17
1998/06/22 5 $837,401 -63% 2,755 $304   $47,311,703 18
1998/06/23 5 $969,463 +16% 2,755 $352   $48,281,166 19
1998/06/24 5 $851,686 -12% 2,755 $309   $49,132,852 20
1998/06/25 5 $831,595 -2% 2,755 $302   $49,964,447 21
1998/06/26 7 $1,445,000 +74% 2,438 $593   $51,409,000 22
1998/06/27 7 $2,325,000 +61% 2,438 $954   $53,734,000 23
1998/06/28 7 $1,416,000 -39% 2,438 $581   $55,238,000 24
1998/06/29 8 $418,189 -70% 2,438 $172   $55,656,189 25
1998/06/30 7 $742,614 +78% 2,438 $305   $56,398,777 26
1998/07/01 8 $503,423 -32% 2,438 $206   $57,102,200 27
1998/07/02 8 $620,000 +23% 2,438 $254   $57,722,000 28
1998/07/03 8 $1,230,000 +98% 2,076 $592   $58,952,000 29
1998/07/04 8 $1,084,000 -12% 2,076 $522   $60,036,000 30
1998/07/05 8 $1,016,000 -6% 2,076 $489   $61,052,000 31
1998/07/06 8 $404,247 -60% 2,076 $195   $61,456,312 32
1998/07/07 8 $434,684 +8% 2,076 $209   $61,890,996 33
1998/07/08 8 $468,724 +8% 2,076 $226   $62,359,720 34
1998/07/09 8 $404,335 -14% 2,076 $195   $62,764,055 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/06/05 2 $23,096,578   2,845 $8,118   $23,096,578 7
1998/06/12 3 $15,995,663 -31% 2,845 $5,622   $39,092,241 14
1998/06/19 5 $10,872,206 -32% 2,755 $3,946   $49,964,447 21
1998/06/26 7 $7,751,728 -29% 2,438 $3,180   $57,716,175 28
1998/07/03 8 $5,047,880 -35% 2,076 $2,432   $62,764,055 35
1998/07/10 11 $2,374,792 -53% 1,401 $1,695   $65,138,847 42
1998/07/17 15 $1,218,157 -49% 947 $1,286   $66,357,004 49
1998/07/24 20 $535,344 -56% 353 $1,517   $66,892,348 56
1998/07/31 30 $252,620 -53% 201 $1,257   $67,144,968 63
1998/08/07 39 $114,856 -55% 82 $1,401   $67,259,824 70
1998/08/14 40 $147,189 +28% 526 $280   $67,407,013 77
1998/08/21 47 $101,597 -31% 447 $227   $67,508,610 84