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The Postman (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,650,704Details
International Box Office $3,190,419
Worldwide Box Office $20,841,123
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
9% - Rotten
Audience
49% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$80,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 1997 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: R for violence and some sexuality
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Keywords: Post Apocalypse
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,593 $114,685 Feb 13, 1998 53
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,245 $16,158 Jan 30, 1998 39
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,024 $43,411 Jan 23, 1998 32
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,680 $431,458 Jan 16, 1998 25
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,559 $1,127,922 Jan 9, 1998 18
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,745 $3,533,942 Jan 2, 1998 11
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,846 $5,260,324 Dec 26, 1997 4
Widest Opening Weekend 1,950 2,207 Dec 26, 1997 4

Cast

   The Postman
Larenz Tate    Ford Lincoln Mercury
Will Patton    Bethlehem
Olivia Williams    Abby
Shawn Hatosy    Billy
Mary Stuart Masterson    Hope, The Postman's Daughter
James Russo    Idaho
Giovanni Ribisi   
Todd Allen    Gibbs

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    James Newton Howard

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/12/26 9 $5,260,324   2,207 $2,383   $6,814,391 4
1998/01/02 12 $3,533,942 -33% 2,107 $1,677   $14,327,628 11
1998/01/09 18 $1,127,922 -68% 1,722 $655   $16,518,149 18
1998/01/16 27 $431,458 -62% 741 $582   $17,312,906 25
1998/01/23 51 $43,411 -90% 191 $227   $17,420,741 32
1998/01/30 65 $16,158 -63% 95 $170   $17,454,407 39
1998/02/13 43 $114,685   246 $466   $17,593,391 53

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/12/25 8 $1,555,000   2,207 $705   $1,555,000 1
1998/01/02 12 $1,255,000   0     $12,068,000 9
1998/01/05 10 $267,523   2,207 $121   $14,595,151 12
1998/01/06 9 $302,441 +13% 2,207 $137   $14,897,592 13
1998/01/07 10 $253,803 -16% 2,207 $115   $15,151,395 14
1998/01/08 10 $236,832 -7% 2,207 $107   $15,388,227 15

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/12/26 11 $9,239,619   2,207 $4,187   $10,793,686 8
1998/01/02 14 $4,596,541 -50% 2,107 $2,182   $15,390,227 15
1998/01/09 18 $1,491,221 -68% 1,722 $866   $16,881,448 22
1998/01/16 28 $495,882 -67% 741 $669   $17,377,330 29
1998/01/23 52 $60,919 -88% 191 $319   $17,438,249 36