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That Thing You Do! (1996)

That Thing You Do! poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $25,857,416Details
International Box Office $8,700,000
Worldwide Box Office $34,557,416
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
93% - Certified Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,500,000
Domestic Releases: October 4th, 1996 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: August 19th, 1997 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some language
Running Time: 101 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Napoleon Dynamite
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Keywords: Rock 'n' Roll, Musicians
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,146 $25,706 Jan 24, 1997 115
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,254 $52,849 Jan 10, 1997 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,208 $81,468 Jan 3, 1997 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,383 $89,307 Dec 27, 1996 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,849 $62,063 Dec 20, 1996 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,457 $140,305 Dec 13, 1996 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,450 $192,425 Dec 6, 1996 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,196 $354,455 Nov 29, 1996 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,607 $329,442 Nov 22, 1996 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,734 $468,244 Nov 15, 1996 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,847 $761,898 Nov 8, 1996 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,030 $1,181,717 Nov 1, 1996 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,102 $2,050,606 Oct 25, 1996 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,858 $3,866,648 Oct 18, 1996 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,035 $5,381,295 Oct 11, 1996 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,547 $6,208,595 Oct 4, 1996 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,394 1,870 Oct 4, 1996 3

Cast

   Guy Patterson
   Faye Dolan
   Jimmy
   Lenny
   The Bass Player
   Mr. White
Charlize Theron    Tina
Obba Babatunde    Lamarr
Giovanni Ribisi    Chad
Chris Ellis    Horace
Alex Rocco    Sol Siler
Bill Cobbs    Del Paxton
Peter Scolari    Troy Chesterfield
Rita Wilson    Marguerite
Chris Isaak    Uncle Bob
Kevin Pollak    Boss Vic Koss
Robert Torti    Freddy Fredrickson
Chaille Percival    Diane Dane
Holmes Osborne    Mr. Patterson
Claudia Stedelin    Mrs. Patterson
Dawn Maxey    Darlene Patterson
Jack Milo    Villapiano
Keith Neubert    Dentist
Lee Everett    Kitty
Sean Whalen    Heckler
Clint Howard    KJZZ Disc Jockey
Sarah Koskoff    Chrissy Thomkins
Mark Brettschneider    Talent Show Emcee
Kathleen Kimmont    Koss' Secretary
Warren Berlinger    Polaroid T.V. Host
Clive Rosengren    Wisconsin Cop
Brittney Powell    Shades Fan
Jonathan Demme    Major Motion Picture Director
Erika Greene    Major Motion Picture Assistant
Dave Oliver    Rick
Tracy Reiner    Anita
Barry Sobel    Goodball
Paul Feig    KMPC Deejay
Gedde Watanabe    Play-Tone Reporter
Michael P. Byrne    Play-Tone Reporter
Dick Corman    Play-Tone Reporter
Diane McGee    Play-Tone Reporter
Randy Fechter    Play-Tone Tour Manager
Mars Callahan    Disc master Engineers
Benjamin John Parrillo    Marine Sergeant
Robert Ridgely    Hollywood Showcase Announcer
Marc McClure    Hollywood Showcase Director
Karen Praxel    Hollywood Showcase Script Supervisor
Paulie Dicocco    Hollywood Showcase Floor Manager
Bryan Cranston    Virgil 'Gus' Grissom
Charlie Frye    Plate Spinner
Colin Hanks    Male Page
Elizabeth Hanks    Bored Girl in Dress Shop
Bill Wiley    Pageant Helper
Cheryl L. Bruton    Pageant Helper
Heather Hewitt    Sales Lady
Renee Lippin    Beautician
Carol Androsky    Diner Lady
Ginger Slaughter    Ambassador Waitress
Robert Wisdom    Bobby Washington
Larry Antonino    Scott 'Wolfman' Pell
Kennya J. Ramsey    Chantrelline
Jennifer York    Folk Girl
Bethany Hartf    Folk Girl
Kathy Stuber    Folk Girl
Cathryne Senescu    Folk Girl

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Tom Hanks
Producer    Gary Goetzman
Producer    Jonathan Demme
Producer    Edward Saxon
Director of Photography    Tak Fujimoto
Production Designer    Victor Kempster
Editor    Richard Chew
Costume Designer    Colleen Atwood
Composer    Howard Shore
Associate Producer    Terry Odem
Assistant Director    Katterli Frauenfelder
Unit Production Manager    Charles Skouras III
Art Director    Dan Webster
Set Decorator    Merideth Boswell
Special Effects Coordinator    Thomas R. Ward
Visual Effects Supervisor    Steve Rundell
Costume Supervisor    Cha Blevins
Sound Mixer    John Patrick Pritchett
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Carpenter
Re-recording Mixer    Bill W. Benton
Re-recording Mixer    Bob Beemer
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard King
Sound Effects Editor    Michael J. Benavente
Dialogue Editor    James Matheny
Dialogue Editor    Kimberly Lambert
Dialogue Editor    Robert Troy
Music Editor    Alex Gibson
Makeup    Daniel C. Striepeke
Makeup    Frank H. Griffin
Hairstylist    Kathryn L. Blondell
Song Writer    Adam Schlesinger
Casting    Howard Feuer

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/10/04 3 $6,208,595   1,870 $3,320   $6,208,595 3
1996/10/11 5 $5,381,295 -13% 1,887 $2,852   $13,103,283 10
1996/10/18 5 $3,866,648 -28% 1,879 $2,058   $17,754,851 17
1996/10/25 9 $2,050,606 -47% 1,586 $1,293   $20,554,737 24
1996/11/01 12 $1,181,717 -42% 941 $1,256   $22,164,288 31
1996/11/08 16 $761,898 -36% 706 $1,079   $23,191,968 38
1996/11/15 18 $468,244 -39% 626 $748   $23,878,694 45
1996/11/22 15 $329,442 -30% 509 $647   $24,315,579 52
1996/11/29 19 $354,455 +8% 415 $854   $24,728,816 59
1996/12/06 15 $192,425 -46% 395 $487   $24,981,674 66
1996/12/13 15 $140,305 -27% 403 $348   $25,180,248 73
1996/12/20 33 $62,063 -56% 165 $376   $25,296,891 80
1996/12/27 42 $89,307 +44% 124 $720   $25,458,013 87
1997/01/03 41 $81,468 -9% 119 $685   $25,632,746 94
1997/01/10 43 $52,849 -35% 97 $545   $25,713,230 101
1997/01/24 56 $25,706   46 $559   $25,809,813 115

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/10/04 5 $7,721,988   1,870 $4,129   $7,721,988 7
1996/10/11 5 $6,166,215 -20% 1,887 $3,268   $13,888,203 14
1996/10/18 5 $4,615,928 -25% 1,879 $2,457   $18,504,131 21
1996/10/25 9 $2,478,440 -46% 1,586 $1,563   $20,982,571 28
1996/11/01 13 $1,447,499 -42% 941 $1,538   $22,430,070 35
1996/11/08 18 $980,380 -32% 706 $1,389   $23,410,450 42
1996/11/15 18 $575,687 -41% 626 $920   $23,986,137 49
1996/11/22 15 $388,224 -33% 509 $763   $24,374,361 56
1996/11/29 19 $414,888 +7% 415 $1,000   $24,789,249 63
1996/12/06 15 $250,694 -40% 395 $635   $25,039,943 70
1996/12/13 16 $194,885 -22% 403 $484   $25,234,828 77
1996/12/20 32 $133,878 -31% 165 $811   $25,368,706 84
1996/12/27 43 $182,572 +36% 124 $1,472   $25,551,278 91
1997/01/03 40 $109,103 -40% 119 $917   $25,660,381 98