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Practical Magic (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $46,850,558Details
International Box Office $21,486,439
Worldwide Box Office $68,336,997
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
20% - Rotten
Audience
73% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 16th, 1998 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: February 16th, 1999 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, intense thematic elements and sensuality
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Secret Magic
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Di Novi Pictures, Fortis Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 956 $206,408 Jan 1, 1999 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 813 $311,435 Dec 25, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 667 $525,211 Dec 18, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,969 $51,309 Dec 11, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,876 $87,560 Dec 4, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,801 $431,546 Nov 27, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,794 $805,037 Nov 20, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,521 $1,919,519 Nov 13, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,166 $4,074,422 Nov 6, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,338 $5,352,047 Oct 30, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,232 $8,792,505 Oct 23, 1998 10
Biggest October Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 165 $13,104,694 Oct 16, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,388 $13,104,694 Oct 16, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,338 2,652 Oct 16, 1998 3
Biggest October Day at the Domestic Box Office 314 $5,450,000 Oct 17, 1998 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,287 $5,450,000 Oct 17, 1998 2

Cast

   Sally Owens
   Gillian Owens
Dianne Wiest    Aunt Jet
Stockard Channing    Aunt Frances
Aidan Quinn    Gary Hallet
Goran Visnjic    James 'Jimmy' Angelov
Chloe Webb    Carla
Evan Rachel Wood    Kylie Owens
Alexandra Artrip    Antonia
Margo Martindale    Linda Bennett
Lucinda Jenney    Sara, Adult
Mary Gross    Debbie
Mark Feuerstein    Michael
Caprice Benedetti    Maria Owens
Annabella Price    Lovelorn Lady
Camilla Belle    Sally at Age 11
Lora Anne Criswell    Gillian at Age 10
Martha Gehman    Patty
Cordelia Richards    Nan
Jack Kirschke    Old Man Wilkes
Herta Ware    Old Lady Wilkes
Ellen Geer    Pharmacist
Courtney Dettrich    Young Sara
John McLeod    Puritan Minister
Trevor Duncan    Sara's Boy
Colby Cochran    Ice Cream Boy
Caitlyn Holley    Ice Cream Girl
Ken Serratt, Jr.    Lovelorn's Lover
Rich Sickler    Dwight
Jeanne Robinson    PTC Mom 1
Deborah Kancher    PTC Mom 2
Peter Shaw    Jack
Caralyn Kozlowski    Regina

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Denise Di Novi
Based on the Novel By    Alice Hoffman
Screenwriter    Robin Swicord
Screenwriter    Akiva Goldsman
Screenwriter    Adam Brooks
Executive Producer    Mary McLaglen
Executive Producer    Bruce Berman
Director of Photography    Andrew Dunn
Production Designer    Robin Standefer
Editor    Elizabeth Kling
Co-Producer    Robin Swicord
Composer    Alan Silvestri
Assistant Director    Josh McLaglen
Unit Production Manager    Mary McLaglen
Set Decorator    Claire Bowin
Visual Effects Supervisor    John Scheele
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jay Riddle
Special Effects Supervisor    Burt Dalton
Costume Designer    Judianna Makovsky
Costume Supervisor    Margo Baxley
Additional Editor    Craig McKay
Sound Mixer    Richard Goodman
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Fleischman
Re-recording Mixer    Peter Waggoner
Re-recording Mixer    Greg Watkins
Re-recording Mixer    Robert Schaper
Supervising Sound Editor    Robert Hein
Make up    Pamela Westmore
Hairstylist    Janine Rath
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey
Casting Director    Cathy Sandrich
Casting Director    Elizabeth Lang Fedrick
Casting Director    Mercedes Danforth
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Dashnaw
Stunt Coordinator    Jim Halty

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/10/16 1 $13,104,694   2,652 $4,941   $13,104,694 3
1998/10/23 2 $8,792,505 -33% 2,652 $3,315   $25,878,968 10
1998/10/30 3 $5,352,047 -39% 2,642 $2,026   $33,652,824 17
1998/11/06 7 $4,074,422 -24% 2,552 $1,597   $39,650,970 24
1998/11/13 10 $1,919,519 -53% 2,250 $853   $42,910,592 31
1998/11/20 16 $805,037 -58% 1,541 $522   $44,218,648 38
1998/11/27 24 $431,546 -46% 641 $673   $44,860,351 45
1998/12/04 35 $87,560 -80% 175 $500   $45,074,909 52
1998/12/11 43 $51,309 -41% 114 $450   $45,156,254 59
1998/12/18 14 $525,211 +924% 628 $836   $45,702,388 66
1998/12/25 25 $311,435 -41% 621 $502   $46,262,588 73
1999/01/01 34 $206,408 -34% 571 $361   $46,611,204 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/10/16 1 $4,300,000   2,652 $1,621   $4,300,000 1
1998/10/17 1 $5,450,000 +27% 2,652 $2,055   $9,800,000 2
1998/10/18 2 $3,251,000 -40% 2,652 $1,226   $13,105,000 3
1998/10/19 1 $913,212 -72% 2,652 $344   $14,017,906 4
1998/10/20 1 $1,142,147 +25% 2,652 $431   $15,160,053 5
1998/10/21 1 $944,571 -17% 2,652 $356   $16,104,624 6
1998/10/22 1 $981,839 +4% 2,652 $370   $17,086,463 7
1998/10/23 1 $2,800,000 +185% 2,652 $1,056   $19,886,000 8
1998/10/24 1 $3,850,000 +38% 2,652 $1,452   $23,736,000 9
1998/10/25 3 $2,135,000 -45% 2,652 $805   $25,878,968 10
1998/10/26 2 $547,712 -74% 2,652 $207   $26,426,680 11
1998/10/27 1 $719,276 +31% 2,652 $271   $27,145,956 12
1998/10/28 2 $578,603 -20% 2,652 $218   $27,724,559 13
1998/11/01 4 $1,635,000   2,642 $619   $33,653,000 17
1998/11/02 3 $444,877 -73% 2,642 $168   $34,097,701 18
1998/11/03 4 $576,209 +30% 2,642 $218   $34,673,910 19
1998/11/04 4 $437,989 -24% 2,642 $166   $35,111,399 20
1998/11/05 3 $464,549 +6% 2,642 $176   $35,576,948 21
1998/11/06 4 $1,315,000 +183% 2,552 $515   $36,892,000 22
1998/11/07 7 $1,815,000 +38% 2,552 $711   $38,707,000 23
1998/11/08 8 $881,000 -51% 2,552 $345   $39,650,970 24
1998/11/09 9 $211,431 -76% 2,552 $83   $39,862,401 25
1998/11/10 4 $403,479 +91% 2,552 $158   $40,265,880 26
1998/11/11 6 $481,637 +19% 2,552 $189   $40,747,517 27
1998/11/12 7 $243,556 -49% 2,552 $95   $40,991,073 28
1998/11/13 10 $635,000 +161% 2,250 $282   $41,626,000 29
1998/11/14 10 $865,000 +36% 2,250 $384   $42,491,000 30
1998/11/15 10 $421,000 -51% 2,250 $187   $42,911,000 31
1998/11/17 10 $151,170   2,250 $67   $43,169,558 33
1998/11/18 10 $121,135 -20% 2,250 $54   $43,290,693 34
1998/11/19 10 $122,918 +1% 2,250 $55   $43,413,611 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/10/16 1 $17,086,463   2,652 $6,443   $17,086,463 7
1998/10/23 2 $11,214,314 -34% 2,652 $4,229   $28,300,777 14
1998/10/30 3 $7,275,771 -35% 2,642 $2,754   $35,576,548 21
1998/11/06 7 $5,414,525 -26% 2,552 $2,122   $40,991,073 28
1998/11/13 10 $2,422,538 -55% 2,250 $1,077   $43,413,611 35
1998/11/20 18 $1,015,194 -58% 1,541 $659   $44,428,805 42
1998/11/27 24 $558,544 -45% 641 $871   $44,987,349 49
1998/12/04 36 $117,596 -79% 175 $672   $45,104,945 56
1998/12/11 42 $72,232 -39% 114 $634   $45,177,177 63
1998/12/18 15 $773,976 +972% 628 $1,232   $45,951,153 70
1998/12/25 28 $453,643 -41% 621 $731   $46,404,796 77