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Small Soldiers (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,143,823Details
International Box Office $16,600,000
Worldwide Box Office $71,743,823
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
48% - Rotten
Audience
44% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 10th, 1998 (Wide) by Dreamworks SKG
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some menacing action/violence and brief drug references
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Living Toys
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Universal Pictures, Mike Finnell
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 938 $75,934 Oct 23, 1998 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 923 $104,019 Oct 16, 1998 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,565 $45,736 Oct 9, 1998 94
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,435 $111,268 Sep 25, 1998 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,572 $123,631 Sep 18, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,363 $209,512 Sep 11, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 809 $624,560 Sep 4, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,586 $335,408 Aug 28, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,800 $431,729 Aug 21, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,687 $921,369 Aug 14, 1998 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,207 $50,282,170 Aug 7, 1998 35
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,738 $1,551,000 Aug 7, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,621 $2,838,688 Jul 31, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,347 $5,317,546 Jul 24, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,252 $8,647,813 Jul 17, 1998 10
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 308 $14,047,592 Jul 10, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,286 $14,047,592 Jul 10, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,490 2,539 Jul 10, 1998 3
Biggest July Day at the Domestic Box Office 1,062 $5,060,000 Jul 11, 1998 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,530 $5,060,000 Jul 11, 1998 2

Cast

   Christy Fimple
   Alan Abernathy
   Larry Benson
   Phil Fimple
   Stuart Abernathy
   Gil Mars
David Cross    Irwin Wayfair
Ann Magnuson    Irene Abernathy
Wendy Schaal    Marion Fimple
Alexandra Wilson    Ms. Kegel
Dick Miller    Joe
Robert Picardo    Ralph
Tommy Lee Jones    Major Chip Hazard (voice)
Frank Langella    Archer (voice)
Ernest Borgnine    Kip Killagin (voice)
Jim Brown    Butch Meathook (voice)
Bruce Dern    Link Statis (voice)
George Kennedy    Brick Bazooka (voice)
Clint Walker    Nick Nitro
Christopher Guest    Slamfist/Scratch-It
Michael McKean    Insaniac/Freakenstein
Harry Shearer    Punch-It
Sarah Michelle Gellar    Gwendy Doll
Christina Ricci    Gwendy Doll
Archie Hahn   
Jonathan Bouck   
Jim Cummings    Ocula
Rance Howard    Husband
Cheri Oteri    Globotech Telephone Operator

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Mike Finnell
Producer    Colin Wilson
Executive Producer    Walter Parkes
Co-Producer    Paul Deason
Cinematographer    Jamie Anderson
Editor    Marshall Harvey
Composer    Jerry Goldsmith
Production Designer    William Sandell
Art Director    Mark Mansbridge
Set Decorator    Rosemary Brandenberg
Costume Designer    Carole Brown-James
Sound Mixer    Ken King
Animation Supervisor    David Andrews
Visual Effects Supervisor    Stefen Fangmeier
Benita Allen-Honess    Benita Allen
Casting Director    Denise Chamian

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. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/07/10 3 $14,047,592   2,539 $5,533   $14,047,592 3
1998/07/17 6 $8,647,813 -38% 2,613 $3,310   $30,316,347 10
1998/07/24 9 $5,317,546 -39% 2,512 $2,117   $40,491,053 17
1998/07/31 13 $2,838,688 -47% 1,701 $1,669   $46,204,269 24
1998/08/07 12 $1,551,000 -45% 1,249 $1,242   $49,380,902 31
1998/08/14 16 $921,369 -41% 925 $996   $51,203,539 38
1998/08/21 23 $431,729 -53% 607 $711   $52,089,097 45
1998/08/28 33 $335,408 -22% 535 $627   $52,638,340 52
1998/09/04 29 $624,560 +86% 1,004 $622   $52,753,599 59
1998/09/11 35 $209,512 -66% 534 $392   $53,653,461 66
1998/09/18 38 $123,631 -41% 0     $53,810,759 73
1998/09/25 44 $111,268 -10% 0     $53,955,614 80
1998/10/09 50 $45,736   0     $54,103,327 94
1998/10/16 36 $104,019 +127% 0     $54,349,697 101
1998/10/23 43 $75,934 -27% 205 $370   $54,452,676 108

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/07/10 3 $4,785,000   2,539 $1,885   $4,785,000 1
1998/07/11 3 $5,060,000 +6% 2,539 $1,993   $9,845,000 2
1998/07/12 3 $3,964,000 -22% 2,539 $1,561   $14,048,000 3
1998/07/13 3 $1,960,243 -51% 2,539 $772   $16,007,835 4
1998/07/14 3 $2,036,124 +4% 2,539 $802   $18,043,959 5
1998/07/15 4 $1,845,165 -9% 2,539 $727   $19,889,124 6
1998/07/16 4 $1,779,410 -4% 2,539 $701   $21,668,534 7
1998/07/17 6 $2,550,000 +43% 2,613 $976   $24,219,000 8
1998/07/18 6 $3,380,000 +33% 2,613 $1,294   $27,599,000 9
1998/07/19 6 $2,678,000 -21% 2,613 $1,025   $30,316,347 10
1998/07/20 6 $1,243,705 -54% 2,613 $476   $31,560,052 11
1998/07/21 6 $1,268,549 +2% 2,613 $485   $32,828,601 12
1998/07/22 6 $1,171,380 -8% 2,613 $448   $33,999,981 13
1998/07/23 6 $1,173,526 n/c 2,613 $449   $35,173,507 14
1998/07/24 9 $1,475,000 +26% 2,512 $587   $36,649,000 15
1998/07/25 9 $2,100,000 +42% 2,512 $836   $38,749,000 16
1998/07/26 9 $1,625,000 -23% 2,512 $647   $40,491,053 17
1998/07/27 9 $730,125 -55% 2,512 $291   $41,221,178 18
1998/07/28 9 $773,165 +6% 2,512 $308   $41,994,343 19
1998/07/30 10 $682,114   2,512 $272   $43,365,581 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/07/10 3 $21,668,534   2,539 $8,534   $21,668,534 7
1998/07/17 6 $13,504,973 -38% 2,613 $5,168   $35,173,507 14
1998/07/24 9 $8,192,074 -39% 2,512 $3,261   $43,365,581 21
1998/07/31 13 $4,464,321 -46% 1,701 $2,625   $47,829,902 28
1998/08/07 12 $2,452,268 -45% 1,249 $1,963   $50,282,170 35
1998/08/14 17 $1,375,198 -44% 925 $1,487   $51,657,368 42
1998/08/21 24 $645,564 -53% 607 $1,064   $52,302,932 49
1998/09/04 20 $1,314,910   1,004 $1,310   $53,443,949 63
1998/09/11 36 $243,179 -82% 534 $455   $53,687,128 70
1998/09/18 40 $157,218 -35% 0     $53,844,346 77
1998/10/09 31 $188,087   0     $54,245,678 98
1998/10/16 35 $131,064 -30% 0     $54,376,742 105