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Sphere (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,068,294Details
International Box Office $13,100,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $50,168,294
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 2,129 $37,068,294
All Time International Box Office 3,029 $13,100,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 2,424 $50,168,294
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 341 $37,068,294
All Time International Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 320 $13,100,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 341 $50,168,294

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$73,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 13th, 1998 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action including some startling images
Running Time: 128 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Event Horizon
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Keywords: Time Travel, Underwater
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Warner Bros.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 2,475 $62,558 Apr 17, 1998 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,965 $154,940 Apr 10, 1998 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,665 $311,797 Apr 3, 1998 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 3,618 $68,617 Mar 27, 1998 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 3,337 $166,779 Mar 20, 1998 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,885 $512,794 Mar 13, 1998 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,773 $1,239,387 Mar 6, 1998 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,913 $3,809,123 Feb 27, 1998 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,459 $7,684,122 Feb 20, 1998 10
Biggest Domestic February Day 303 $6,420,000 Feb 15, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic Sunday 1,000 $6,420,000 Feb 15, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic February Weekend 128 $16,586,765 Feb 13, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,081 $16,586,765 Feb 13, 1998 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 37 4.24 Feb 13, 1998 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,489 23.6% Feb 13, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,128 2,814 Feb 13, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic Saturday 1,938 $6,270,000 Feb 14, 1998 2
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,018 $37,068,294 Feb 13, 1998 0

Cast

   Norman
   Beth
   Harry
Peter Coyote    Barnes
Liev Schreiber    Ted
Queen Latifah    Fletcher
Marga Gomez    Jane Edmunds
Huey Lewis    Helicopter Pilot
Bernard Hocke    Seaman
James Pickens, Jr.    OSSA Instructor
Michael Keys Hall    OSSA Official
Ralph Tabakin    OSSA Official

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Paul Attanasio
Screenwriter    Stephen Hauser
Story Creator    Michael Crichton
Producer    Michael Crichton
Producer    Andrew Wald
Producer    Barry Levinson
Executive Producer    Peter Giuliano
Production Designer    Norman Reynolds
Editor    Stu Linder
Composer    Elliot Goldenthal
Director of Photography    Adam Greenberg
Associate Producer    Patricia Churchill
Assistant Director    Katterli Frauenfelder
Assistant Director    Cara Giallanza
Assistant Director    Robert Huberman
Second Unit Director    David Ellis
Unit Production Manager    Patricia Churchill
Art Director    Mark Mansbridge
Art Director    Jonathan McKinstry
Set Decorator    Anne Kuljian
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jeffrey A. Okun
Visual Effects Supervisor    Carlos Arguello
Special Effects Supervisor    Ken Pepiot
Costume Designer    Gloria Gresham
Costume Supervisor    Jim Tyson
Additional Editor    Blair Daily
Sound Mixer    Steve Cantamessa
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Johnson
Re-recording Mixer    Lora Hirschberg
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Holland
Sound Effects Editor    J.R. Grubbs
Sound Effects Editor    Marian Wilde
Sound Effects Editor    Mary Helen Leasman
Make up    Allan Apone
Hairstylist    Catherine Childers
Adaptation    Kurt Wimmer
Casting Director    Ellen Chenoweth
Stunt Coordinator    Ronnie Rondell

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/02/13 3 $16,586,765   2,814 $5,894   $16,586,765 3
1998/02/20 3 $7,684,122 -54% 2,814 $2,731   $25,862,308 10
1998/02/27 6 $3,809,123 -50% 2,238 $1,702   $32,462,849 17
1998/03/06 14 $1,239,387 -67% 1,512 $820   $34,751,717 24
1998/03/13 21 $512,794 -59% 684 $750   $35,672,349 31
1998/03/20 34 $166,779 -67% 282 $591   $36,045,329 38
1998/03/27 42 $68,617 -59% 130 $528   $36,174,083 45
1998/04/03 22 $311,797 +354% 616 $506   $36,509,212 52
1998/04/10 32 $154,940 -50% 384 $403   $36,828,145 59
1998/04/17 53 $62,558 -60% 179 $349   $36,976,367 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/02/13 3 $3,910,000   2,814 $1,389   $3,910,000 1
1998/02/14 3 $6,270,000 +60% 2,814 $2,228   $10,180,000 2
1998/02/15 3 $6,420,000 +2% 2,814 $2,281   $14,433,957 3
1998/02/16 3 $2,152,808 -66% 2,814 $765   $16,586,765 4
1998/02/17 3 $1,024,440 -52% 2,814 $364   $17,611,205 5
1998/02/18 3 $803,363 -22% 2,814 $285   $18,414,568 6
1998/02/19 3 $763,618 -5% 2,814 $271   $19,178,186 7
1998/02/20 3 $2,110,000 +176% 2,814 $750   $21,288,000 8
1998/02/21 3 $3,505,000 +66% 2,814 $1,246   $24,793,000 9
1998/02/22 3 $2,070,000 -41% 2,814 $736   $26,863,000 10
1998/02/23 3 $476,011 -77% 2,814 $169   $27,338,319 11
1998/02/24 3 $520,124 +9% 2,814 $185   $27,858,469 12
1998/02/25 4 $393,046 -24% 2,814 $140   $28,249,554 13
1998/02/26 4 $405,000 +3% 2,814 $144   $28,654,000 14
1998/02/27 7 $1,015,000 +151% 2,238 $454   $29,669,000 15
1998/02/28 6 $1,740,000 +71% 2,238 $777   $31,409,000 16
1998/03/01 6 $1,045,000 -40% 2,238 $467   $32,463,000 17
1998/03/02 6 $248,819 -76% 2,238 $111   $32,711,468 18
1998/03/03 6 $306,497 +23% 2,238 $137   $33,017,965 19
1998/03/04 6 $245,606 -20% 2,238 $110   $33,263,571 20
1998/03/05 6 $248,759 +1% 2,238 $111   $33,512,330 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/02/13 3 $18,178,186   2,814 $6,460   $18,178,186 7
1998/02/20 3 $10,475,540 -42% 2,814 $3,723   $28,653,726 14
1998/02/27 6 $4,858,604 -54% 2,238 $2,171   $33,512,330 21
1998/03/06 14 $1,647,225 -66% 1,512 $1,089   $35,159,555 28
1998/03/13 21 $718,995 -56% 684 $1,051   $35,878,550 35
1998/03/20 34 $226,916 -68% 282 $805   $36,105,466 42
1998/03/27 42 $91,949 -59% 130 $707   $36,197,415 49
1998/04/03 22 $475,790 +417% 616 $772   $36,673,205 56
1998/04/10 32 $240,604 -49% 384 $627   $36,913,809 63