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The Preacher's Wife (1996)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $48,102,795Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
60% - Fresh
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 13th, 1996 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: November 4th, 1997 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, released as The Preachers Wife
MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language
Running Time: 124 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 767 $30,144 Apr 18, 1997 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 692 $60,622 Apr 11, 1997 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 743 $80,584 Apr 4, 1997 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 605 $152,508 Mar 28, 1997 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 525 $231,261 Mar 21, 1997 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 388 $389,131 Mar 14, 1997 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 369 $486,736 Mar 7, 1997 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,380 $26,462 Feb 28, 1997 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,365 $44,516 Feb 21, 1997 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,032 $101,065 Feb 14, 1997 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,803 $179,043 Feb 7, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,540 $355,524 Jan 31, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,571 $572,268 Jan 24, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,203 $1,609,486 Jan 17, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,397 $2,178,764 Jan 10, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 913 $4,925,287 Jan 3, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 890 $7,347,274 Dec 27, 1996 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,104 $5,182,161 Dec 20, 1996 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,237 $7,649,752 Dec 13, 1996 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,515 1,783 Dec 13, 1996 3

Cast

   Dudley
   Julia 'Jules' Biggs
Courtney B. Vance    Rev. Henry Biggs
Gregory Hines    Joe Hamilton
Jenifer Lewis    Margueritte Coleman
Loretta Devine    Beverly
Lionel Richie    Britsloe
Paul Bates    Saul Jeffreys
Justin Pierre Edmund    (Jeremiah Biggs
Lex Monson    Osbert
Willie James Jr. Stiggers    Billy Eldridge
Marcella Lowery    Anna Eldridge
Cissy Houston    Mrs. Havergal
Aaron A. McConnaughey    Teen
Shyheim Franklin    Teen
Taral Hicks    Teen
Kennan Scott    Teen
Jernard B. Burks    Pizza Man
Michael Alexander Jackson    Robber
Jaime Tirelli    Liquor Store Owner
Shari Headly    Arlene Chattan
Lizan Mitchell    Judge
Robert Colston    Bailiff
Victor Williams    Robbie
Juliehera Destefano    Receptionist
Charlotte d'Amboise    Deborah Paige
Delores Mitchell    Mary Halford
David Langston Smyrl    Hanley's Waiter
Harsh Nayyar    Christmas Tree Man
Mervyn Warren    Jazz Quintet Member
Roy Haynes    Jazz Quintet Member
George Coleman    Jazz Quintet Member
Ted Dunbar    Jazz Quintet Member
Jamil Nasser    Jazz Quintet Member
Helmar Augustus Cooper    Johnson Keeley
Mary Bond David    Bernita
Toukie Smith    Teleprompter Operator
Aaron Jordan    Eldridge Kid
Yakin Manassah Jordan    Eldridge Kid
Joshua Jordan    Donkey-Nativity Choir
Tiffany Joseph    Shepherd-Nativity Choir
Jessica Malloy    Mary/Jessica-Nativity Choir
Amia Hart    Beverly's Child
Brittany Anderson    Sheep-Nativity Choir
Christopher Malloy    Angel-Nativity Choir
Andal Fequiere    Joseph/Michael
Mark Gilbert    Wise Man
Michael Marshall    Wise Man
Shaun Purefoy    Wise Man
Tiffiny Monet Graham    Angel
Khalia Hamilton-Montoute    Angel
Marquis Bowen-Wallace    Shepherd
Lakeya Enos    Shepherd
Christine Lameisha Koon    Camel
Anthony Biggham    Lamb
Taleah Enos    Ox

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Samuel Jr. Goldwyn
Screenwriter    Nat Mauldin
Screenwriter    Allan Scott
Based on the previous screenplay "The Bishop's Wife" by    Robert E. Sherwood
Based on the previous screenplay "The Bishop's Wife" by    Leonardo Bercovici
Executive Producer    Robert Greenhut
Executive Producer    Elliot Abbott
Co-Producer    Debra Martin Chase
Co-Producer    Amy Lemisch
Co-Producer    Timothy M. Bourne
Cinematographer    Miroslav Ondricek
Production Designer    Bill Groom
Editor    Stephen A. Rotter
Editor    George Bowers
Costume Designer    Cynthia Flynt
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Music Supervisor    Mervyn Warren
Associate Producer    Bonnie Hlinomaz
Assistant Director    Barrie Thomas
Second Unit Director    Scott Marshall
Unit Production Manager    Amy Lemisch
Art Director    Dennis Bradford
Set Decorator    George DeTitta Jr.
Special Effects Coordinator    Connie Brink
Sound Mixer    Les Lazarowitz
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bartlett
Re-recording Mixer    Scott Millan
Supervising Sound Editor    Dennis Drummond
Sound Editor    Patrick Drummond
Dialogue Editor    Michael Haight
Dialogue Editor    Darren King
Supervising Music Editor    Laura Perlman
Music Editor    Christopher McGeary
Makeup (Key)    Edna Sheen
Hairstylist (Key)    Ken Walker
Song "Step by Step" words and music by    Annie Lennox
Song "My Heart Is Calling" words and music by    Kenny Babyface Edmonds
Song "You Were Loved" words and music by    Diane Warren
Casting Director    Paula Herold

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 7th, 2012

August 7th, 2012

This is not a really slow week on the home market this week, as we have The Lorax coming out, and it was the highest-grossing animated film of the year, until Brave overtook is very recently, so it should be a big seller on the home market. Unfortunately, it is the only major release of the week. There are some other releases worth checking out, a few worth picking up, but very few that are contenders for Pick of the Week. High Fidelity is a great movie, but its Blu-ray debut is Shovelware. Personally, I think Spaceballs is really underrated, but this is not the first time it has been released on Blu-ray and double-dips are rarely Pick of the Week material. In the end, I'm going with My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, because I liked the first DVD release more than I thought I would. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/12/13 4 $7,649,752   1,783 $4,290   $7,649,752 3
1996/12/20 6 $5,182,161 -32% 1,989 $2,605   $15,287,167 10
1996/12/27 7 $7,347,274 +42% 2,008 $3,659   $27,942,124 17
1997/01/03 8 $4,925,287 -33% 2,001 $2,461   $38,655,329 24
1997/01/10 13 $2,178,764 -56% 1,581 $1,378   $41,985,420 31
1997/01/17 17 $1,609,486 -26% 1,149 $1,401   $44,246,263 38
1997/01/24 21 $572,268 -64% 708 $808   $45,053,026 45
1997/01/31 27 $355,524 -38% 421 $844   $45,596,378 52
1997/02/07 31 $179,043 -50% 271 $661   $45,862,601 59
1997/02/14 43 $101,065 -44% 141 $717   $46,016,981 66
1997/02/21 54 $44,516 -56% 86 $518   $46,083,932 73
1997/02/28 59 $26,462 -41% 35 $756   $46,122,545 80
1997/03/07 23 $486,736 +1,739% 578 $842   $46,618,289 87
1997/03/14 24 $389,131 -20% 551 $706   $47,207,431 94
1997/03/21 29 $231,261 -41% 376 $615   $47,557,708 101
1997/03/28 38 $152,508 -34% 292 $522   $47,792,045 108
1997/04/04 46 $80,584 -47% 147 $548   $47,966,492 115
1997/04/11 48 $60,622 -25% 103 $589   $48,049,376 122
1997/04/18 60 $30,144 -50% 68 $443   $48,093,211 129

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/12/13 4 $10,105,006   1,783 $5,667   $10,105,006 7
1996/12/20 6 $10,489,844 +4% 1,989 $5,274   $20,594,850 14
1996/12/27 7 $13,135,192 +25% 2,008 $6,541   $33,730,042 21
1997/01/03 8 $6,076,614 -54% 2,001 $3,037   $39,806,656 28
1997/01/10 13 $2,830,121 -53% 1,581 $1,790   $42,636,777 35
1997/01/17 18 $1,843,981 -35% 1,149 $1,605   $44,480,758 42
1997/01/24 21 $760,096 -59% 708 $1,074   $45,240,854 49
1997/01/31 27 $442,704 -42% 421 $1,052   $45,683,558 56
1997/02/07 32 $232,358 -48% 271 $857   $45,915,916 63
1997/02/14 41 $123,500 -47% 141 $876   $46,039,416 70
1997/02/21 51 $56,667 -54% 86 $659   $46,096,083 77
1997/02/28 53 $35,470 -37% 35 $1,013   $46,131,553 84
1997/03/07 21 $686,747 +1,836% 578 $1,188   $46,818,300 91
1997/03/14 24 $508,147 -26% 551 $922   $47,326,447 98
1997/03/21 31 $313,090 -38% 376 $833   $47,639,537 105
1997/03/28 37 $246,371 -21% 292 $844   $47,885,908 112
1997/04/04 48 $102,846 -58% 147 $700   $47,988,754 119
1997/04/11 50 $74,313 -28% 103 $721   $48,063,067 126

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/4/20126115,360 115,360$921,726$921,726748
3/11/20121660,586-47% 175,946$453,789$1,375,516749