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Sphere (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,068,294Details
International Box Office $13,100,000
Worldwide Box Office $50,168,294
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
12% - Rotten
Audience
38% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,447 $62,558 Apr 17, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,939 $154,940 Apr 10, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,643 $311,797 Apr 3, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,573 $68,617 Mar 27, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,296 $166,779 Mar 20, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,851 $512,794 Mar 13, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,737 $1,239,387 Mar 6, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,884 $3,809,123 Feb 27, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,438 $7,684,122 Feb 20, 1998 10
Biggest February Day at the Domestic Box Office 280 $6,420,000 Feb 15, 1998 3
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 972 $6,420,000 Feb 15, 1998 3
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 120 $16,586,765 Feb 13, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,063 $16,586,765 Feb 13, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,098 2,814 Feb 13, 1998 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,892 $6,270,000 Feb 14, 1998 2

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

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
1998/02/13 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