Follow us on

The Rainmaker (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $45,856,732Details
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
77% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 21st, 1997 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a strong beating and elements of domestic abuse
Running Time: 137 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Firm
Create your own comparison chart…
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Constellation, Douglas/Reuther, American Zoetrope
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 990 $38,354 Mar 13, 1998 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 884 $81,942 Mar 6, 1998 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 727 $149,279 Feb 27, 1998 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 545 $271,655 Feb 20, 1998 94
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,438 $37,834 Jan 30, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,617 $47,198 Jan 23, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,158 $117,818 Jan 16, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,957 $212,572 Jan 9, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,546 $576,040 Jan 2, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,718 $863,150 Dec 26, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,809 $1,415,492 Dec 19, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,396 $3,330,234 Dec 12, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,219 $5,656,333 Dec 5, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 926 $10,615,122 Nov 28, 1997 10
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 348 $10,626,507 Nov 21, 1997 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,657 $10,626,507 Nov 21, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,756 2,317 Nov 21, 1997 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,811 3.42 Nov 21, 1997 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,059 29.2% Nov 21, 1997 1

Cast

   Rudy Baylor
Claire Danes    Kelly Riker
Jon Voight    Leo F. Drummond
Mary Kay Place    Dot Black
Mickey Rourke    Bruiser Stone
   Deck Shiffler
Dean Stockwell    Judge Harvey Hale
Virginia Madsen    Jackie Lemanczyk
Andrew Shue    Cliff Riker
Teresa Wright    Miss Birdie
Red West    Buddy Black
Johnny Whitworth    Donny Ray Black
Wayne Emmons    Prince Thomas
Adrian Roberts    Butch
Roy Scheider    Wilfred Keeley
Randy Travis    Billy Porter
Michael Girardin    Everett Lufkin
Randall King    Jack Underhall
Justin Ashforth    F. Franklin Donaldson
Michael Keys Hall    B. Bobby Shaw
Danny Glover    Tyrone Kipler
James Cunningham    J. Michael Floquet
Frank Clem    Mr. Van Landel
Alan Woolf    Kermit Aldy
Sonny Shroyer    Delbert Birdsong
Pamela Tice Chapman    Vera Birdsong
Trula Marcus    Jewelry Saleswoman
Tony Dingman    Bruiser's Driver
Daniel O'Callaghan    Carl
Tom Kagy    Homicide Detective
John Yancey    Homicide Detective
Verda Davenport    Jailer
Chris Gray    Jury Foreman
Johnetta Shearer    Courtroom Clerk
Tammy Wendel    Court Reporter
Nate Bynum    Mr. McKenzie
James W Redmond    CNN Reporter
John Gray    Hospital Volunteer
Sherry Sanford    Nurse
Billy Ray Reynolds    Murder Scene Bystander
Mary Lester    Murder Scene Bystander
Deborah Frazier    St. Peter's Receptionist
Vernon Newman    Great Benefit Salesman
Lynn Carthane    Newscaster
Rodney Peck    Rehab Center Desk Clerk
Bill Lunn    Himself
Terrance Stewart    Boy with Broken Arm
Bridget Brunner    Bruiser's Receptionist
Mike Cody    Tinley Britt Lawyer
Donald Polden    Legal Commentator
Eloise Dukes    Court Clerk
Katherine Morrow    Deposition Court Reporter
Alex Harvey    Bar Exam Proctor
Melissa Hurst    Waitress at Bar
Anasa Briggs Graves    Bailiff
Ronnie Dee Blaire    Bailiff

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Michael Douglas
Producer    Steven Reuther
Producer    Fred Fuchs
Screenwriter    Francis Ford Coppola
Screenwriter-Narration Written by    Michael Herr
Story-Based on the Novel by    John Grisham
Co-Producer    Georgia Kacandes
Director of Photography    John Toll
Production Designer    Howard Cummings
Editor    Barry Malkin
Costume Designer    Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Composer    Elmer Bernstein
Associate Producer    Gary Scott Marcus
Assistant Director    Gary Scott Marcus
Unit Production Manager    Georgia Kacandes
Art Director    Robert Shaw
Set Decorator    Barbara Munch
Costume Supervisor    Winnie Brown-Willis
Co-Editor    Melissa Kent
Sound Mixer    Nelson Stoll
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Berger
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael Kirchberger
Sound Effects Editor    Jennifer Ware
Sound Effects Editor    Kim Christensen
Music Editor    Kathy Durning
Make up    Lois Burwell
Hairstylist    Arturo Rojas
Casting Director    Linda Phillips-Palo
Stunt Coordinator    Jack Gill

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs.

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/11/21 3 $10,626,507   2,317 $4,586   $10,626,507 3
1997/11/28 4 $10,615,122 n/c 2,341 $4,534   $26,887,272 10
1997/12/05 3 $5,656,333 -47% 2,369 $2,388   $34,452,097 17
1997/12/12 6 $3,330,234 -41% 2,369 $1,406   $39,177,644 24
1997/12/19 10 $1,415,492 -57% 1,492 $949   $41,557,477 31
1997/12/26 17 $863,150 -39% 1,025 $842   $43,163,727 38
1998/01/02 19 $576,040 -33% 827 $697   $44,417,226 45
1998/01/09 27 $212,572 -63% 423 $503   $44,771,567 52
1998/01/16 35 $117,818 -45% 204 $578   $44,948,423 59
1998/01/23 50 $47,198 -60% 145 $326   $45,011,537 66
1998/01/30 55 $37,834 -20% 92 $411   $45,066,594 73
1998/02/20 24 $271,655   460 $591   $45,405,439 94
1998/02/27 36 $149,279 -45% 353 $423   $45,656,703 101
1998/03/06 46 $81,942 -45% 263 $312   $45,786,014 108
1998/03/13 56 $38,354 -53% 106 $362   $45,856,732 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/11/21 3 $3,105,000   2,317 $1,340   $3,105,000 1
1997/11/22 3 $4,620,000 +49% 2,317 $1,994   $7,725,000 2
1997/11/23 3 $2,427,000 -47% 2,317 $1,047   $10,627,000 3
1997/11/24 3 $728,229 -70% 2,317 $314   $11,354,736 4
1997/11/25 1 $1,006,742 +38% 2,317 $435   $12,361,478 5
1997/11/26 4 $1,459,522 +45% 2,317 $630   $13,821,000 6
1997/11/27 3 $2,260,000 +55% 2,317 $975   $16,081,000 7
1997/11/28 4 $4,185,000 +85% 2,341 $1,788   $20,266,000 8
1997/11/29 4 $4,475,000 +7% 2,341 $1,912   $24,741,000 9
1997/11/30 4 $1,944,000 -57% 2,341 $830   $26,887,272 10
1997/12/01 3 $450,165 -77% 2,341 $192   $27,337,437 11
1997/12/02 3 $533,453 +19% 2,341 $228   $27,870,890 12
1997/12/03 3 $452,381 -15% 2,341 $193   $28,323,271 13
1997/12/04 3 $472,493 +4% 2,341 $202   $28,795,764 14
1997/12/05 3 $1,750,000 +270% 2,389 $733   $30,546,000 15
1997/12/06 3 $2,704,000 +55% 2,369 $1,141   $33,250,000 16
1997/12/07 4 $1,202,000 -56% 2,369 $507   $34,452,097 17
1997/12/08 3 $335,745 -72% 2,369 $142   $34,787,842 18
1997/12/09 3 $401,510 +20% 2,369 $169   $35,189,352 19
1997/12/10 3 $326,655 -19% 2,369 $138   $35,516,007 20
1997/12/11 3 $331,403 +1% 2,369 $140   $35,847,410 21
1997/12/12 6 $1,015,000 +206% 2,369 $428   $36,862,000 22
1997/12/13 6 $1,655,000 +63% 2,369 $699   $38,517,000 23
1997/12/14 8 $673,000 -59% 2,369 $284   $39,178,000 24
1997/12/15 6 $208,246 -69% 2,369 $88   $39,385,890 25
1997/12/16 6 $276,463 +33% 2,369 $117   $39,662,353 26
1997/12/17 6 $230,116 -17% 2,369 $97   $39,892,469 27
1997/12/19 9 $410,000   0     $0 29
1997/12/21 8 $0   1,492 $0   $41,557,477 31
1997/12/23 10 $220,000   1,492 $147   $41,961,000 33
1997/12/24 10 $135,000 -39% 1,492 $90   $42,073,000 34

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/11/21 3 $16,272,150   2,317 $7,023   $16,272,150 7
1997/11/28 4 $12,523,614 -23% 2,341 $5,350   $28,795,764 14
1997/12/05 4 $7,051,646 -44% 2,369 $2,977   $35,847,410 21
1997/12/12 7 $4,294,575 -39% 2,369 $1,813   $40,141,985 28
1997/12/19 11 $2,158,592 -50% 1,492 $1,447   $42,300,577 35
1997/12/26 17 $1,540,609 -29% 1,025 $1,503   $43,841,186 42
1998/01/02 25 $717,809 -53% 827 $868   $44,558,995 49
1998/01/09 27 $271,610 -62% 423 $642   $44,830,605 56
1998/01/16 36 $133,734 -51% 204 $656   $44,964,339 63
1998/01/23 49 $64,421 -52% 145 $444   $45,028,760 70
1998/02/20 23 $373,640   460 $812   $45,507,424 98
1998/02/27 37 $196,648 -47% 353 $557   $45,704,072 105
1998/03/06 44 $114,306 -42% 263 $435   $45,818,378 112