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There's Something About Mary (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $176,484,651Details
International Box Office $183,615,348
Worldwide Box Office $360,099,999
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
83% - Certified Fresh
Audience
60% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$22,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 15th, 1998 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: August 3rd, 1999 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong comic sexual content and language
Running Time: 118 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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Keywords: Romance, Private Investigator
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 36th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 146 $2,306 Mar 19, 1999 250
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 129 $6,180 Mar 5, 1999 236
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 115 $14,429 Feb 26, 1999 229
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 89 $34,684 Feb 19, 1999 222
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 72 $69,234 Feb 12, 1999 215
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 61 $117,674 Feb 5, 1999 208
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 53 $179,536 Jan 29, 1999 201
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 40 $260,183 Jan 22, 1999 194
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 46 $288,321 Jan 15, 1999 187
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 67 $262,536 Jan 8, 1999 180
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 76 $288,377 Jan 1, 1999 173
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 94 $249,334 Dec 25, 1998 166
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 114 $244,303 Dec 18, 1998 159
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 112 $304,780 Dec 11, 1998 152
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 112 $386,820 Dec 4, 1998 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 87 $659,473 Nov 27, 1998 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 103 $612,822 Nov 20, 1998 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 141 $597,126 Nov 13, 1998 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 112 $865,917 Nov 6, 1998 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 125 $1,019,511 Oct 30, 1998 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 98 $1,362,605 Oct 23, 1998 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 79 $1,868,532 Oct 16, 1998 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 54 $2,777,500 Oct 9, 1998 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 47 $3,396,357 Oct 2, 1998 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 42 $4,430,566 Sep 25, 1998 75
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 261 $150,084,000 Sep 25, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 33 $5,634,385 Sep 18, 1998 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $6,952,863 Sep 11, 1998 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $10,920,201 Sep 4, 1998 54
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 131 $10,920,201 Sep 4, 1998 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 37 $8,374,865 Aug 28, 1998 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 100 $7,690,128 Aug 21, 1998 40
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 459 $101,690,000 Aug 21, 1998 39
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 135 $8,824,832 Aug 14, 1998 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 279 $9,626,022 Aug 7, 1998 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 469 $10,910,994 Jul 31, 1998 19
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 801 $52,449,000 Jul 31, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 732 $12,540,472 Jul 24, 1998 12
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 301 $13,740,644 Jul 17, 1998 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,271 $13,740,644 Jul 17, 1998 5
Widest Opening Weekend 1,918 2,186 Jul 17, 1998 5
Biggest July Day at the Domestic Box Office 953 $5,190,000 Jul 18, 1998 4
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,342 $5,190,000 Jul 18, 1998 4
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 50 29.9% Jul 17, 1998 3

Cast

   Mary Jenson
   Ted
Matt Dillon    Pat Healy
Lee Evans    Tucker
Chris Elliott    Dom Woganowski
Lin Shaye    Magda
Jeffrey Tambor    Sully
Markie Post    Mary's Mom
Keith David    Mary's Dad (Charlie Jensen)
W. Earl Brown    Warren
Sarah Silverman    Brenda
Jonathan Richman    Jonathan
Brett Favre    Himself
Harland Williams    Hitchhiker
Richard Jenkins    Psychiatrist
Khandi Alexander    Joanie
Max Murphy    Office Worker

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Ed Decter
Screenwriter    John J. Strauss
Screenwriter    Peter Farrelly
Screenwriter    Bobby Farrelly
Story Creator    Ed Decter
Story Creator    John J. Strauss
Producer    Frank Beddor
Producer    Michael Steinberg
Producer    Charles B. Wessler
Producer    Bradley Thomas
Executive Producer    Peter Farrelly
Executive Producer    Bobby Farrelly
Co-Producer    Marc S. Fischer
Co-Producer    James B. Rogers
Cinematographer    Christopher Greenbury
Composer    Jonathan Richman
Music Supervisor    Happy Walters
Music Supervisor    Tom Wolfe
Art Director    Arlan Jay Vetter
Visual Consultant    Sidney J. Bartholomew
Costume Designer    Mary Zophres
Costume Designer    Earl Stein
Associate Producer    Mark Charpentier
Associate Producer    Patrick Healy
Assistant Director    James B. Rogers
Casting Director    Rick Montgomery

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.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/07/17 4 $13,740,644   2,186 $6,286   $17,797,481 5
1998/07/24 4 $12,540,472 -9% 2,216 $5,659   $40,904,733 12
1998/07/31 3 $10,910,994 -13% 2,145 $5,087   $60,050,268 19
1998/08/07 4 $9,626,022 -12% 2,084 $4,619   $76,635,083 26
1998/08/14 4 $8,824,832 -8% 2,203 $4,006   $91,308,241 33
1998/08/21 3 $7,690,128 -13% 2,186 $3,518   $104,005,443 40
1998/08/28 2 $8,374,865 +9% 2,401 $3,488   $116,232,467 47
1998/09/04 1 $10,920,201 +30% 2,545 $4,291   $130,268,038 54
1998/09/11 2 $6,952,863 -36% 2,555 $2,721   $139,238,354 61
1998/09/18 3 $5,634,385 -19% 2,538 $2,220   $147,126,261 68
1998/09/25 5 $4,430,566 -21% 2,471 $1,793   $153,259,520 75
1998/10/02 7 $3,396,357 -23% 2,174 $1,562   $158,025,286 82
1998/10/09 8 $2,777,500 -18% 1,936 $1,435   $161,852,138 89
1998/10/16 11 $1,868,532 -33% 1,416 $1,320   $164,778,351 96
1998/10/23 13 $1,362,605 -27% 1,051 $1,296   $166,767,554 103
1998/10/30 14 $1,019,511 -25% 1,005 $1,014   $168,257,374 110
1998/11/06 15 $865,917 -15% 721 $1,201   $169,579,292 117
1998/11/13 18 $597,126 -31% 601 $994   $170,502,181 124
1998/11/20 18 $612,822 +3% 737 $832   $171,317,177 131
1998/11/27 19 $659,473 +8% 608 $1,085   $172,343,146 138
1998/12/04 20 $386,820 -41% 584 $662   $172,920,167 145
1998/12/11 23 $304,780 -21% 527 $578   $173,366,307 152
1998/12/18 26 $244,303 -20% 393 $622   $173,744,067 159
1998/12/25 28 $249,334 +2% 313 $797   $174,151,288 166
1999/01/01 27 $288,377 +16% 315 $915   $174,711,122 173
1999/01/08 24 $262,536 -9% 327 $803   $175,105,888 180
1999/01/15 31 $288,321 +10% 283 $1,019   $175,505,604 187
1999/01/22 29 $260,183 -10% 277 $939   $175,834,196 194
1999/01/29 32 $179,536 -31% 281 $639   $176,101,937 201
1999/02/05 39 $117,674 -34% 254 $463   $176,280,141 208
1999/02/12 47 $69,234 -41% 145 $477   $176,385,813 215
1999/02/19 57 $34,684 -50% 115 $302   $176,437,971 222
1999/02/26 61 $14,429 -58% 46 $314   $176,461,827 229
1999/03/05 74 $6,180 -57% 25 $247   $176,472,910 236
1999/03/19 76 $2,306   7 $329   $176,483,808 250

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/07/15 3 $2,007,550   2,137 $939   $2,007,550 1
1998/07/16 3 $2,049,287 +2% 2,137 $959   $4,056,837 2
1998/07/17 4 $4,115,000 +101% 2,187 $1,882   $8,172,000 3
1998/07/18 4 $5,190,000 +26% 2,187 $2,373   $13,362,000 4
1998/07/19 4 $4,597,000 -11% 2,187 $2,102   $17,797,481 5
1998/07/20 2 $2,584,780 -44% 2,186 $1,182   $20,382,261 6
1998/07/21 2 $2,758,539 +7% 2,186 $1,262   $23,140,800 7
1998/07/22 2 $2,659,785 -4% 2,186 $1,217   $25,800,585 8
1998/07/23 1 $2,563,676 -4% 2,186 $1,173   $28,364,261 9
1998/07/24 4 $3,810,000 +49% 2,216 $1,719   $32,174,000 10
1998/07/25 4 $4,715,000 +24% 2,216 $2,128   $36,889,000 11
1998/07/26 2 $4,112,000 -13% 2,216 $1,856   $40,904,733 12
1998/07/27 2 $2,067,380 -50% 2,188 $945   $42,972,113 13
1998/07/28 2 $2,206,350 +7% 2,188 $1,008   $45,178,463 14
1998/07/29 3 $1,964,838 -11% 2,188 $898   $47,143,301 15
1998/07/30 3 $1,995,973 +2% 2,188 $912   $49,139,274 16
1998/07/31 4 $3,310,000 +66% 2,145 $1,543   $52,449,000 17
1998/08/01 2 $4,275,000 +29% 2,145 $1,993   $56,724,000 18
1998/08/02 2 $3,460,000 -19% 2,145 $1,613   $60,050,000 19
1998/08/03 3 $1,764,281 -49% 2,436 $724   $61,814,549 20
1998/08/04 3 $1,866,022 +6% 2,145 $870   $63,680,571 21
1998/08/05 4 $1,660,331 -11% 2,145 $774   $65,340,902 22
1998/08/06 4 $1,668,159 n/c 2,145 $778   $67,009,061 23
1998/08/07 4 $2,774,939 +66% 2,111 $1,315   $69,784,000 24
1998/08/08 4 $3,635,000 +31% 2,111 $1,722   $73,419,000 25
1998/08/09 4 $2,749,000 -24% 2,111 $1,302   $75,635,083 26
1998/08/10 4 $1,472,218 -46% 2,109 $698   $77,107,301 27
1998/08/11 5 $1,624,044 +10% 2,109 $770   $78,731,345 28
1998/08/12 4 $1,408,574 -13% 2,109 $668   $80,139,919 29
1998/08/13 4 $1,343,490 -5% 2,109 $637   $81,483,409 30
1998/08/14 6 $2,575,000 +92% 2,201 $1,170   $85,058,000 31
1998/08/15 5 $3,532,000 +37% 2,201 $1,605   $88,590,000 32
1998/08/16 4 $2,718,000 -23% 2,201 $1,235   $91,308,241 33
1998/08/17 2 $1,296,662 -52% 2,201 $589   $92,604,903 34
1998/08/18 2 $1,385,122 +7% 2,201 $629   $93,990,025 35
1998/08/19 2 $1,190,974 -14% 2,201 $541   $95,180,999 36
1998/08/20 2 $1,134,316 -5% 2,201 $515   $96,315,315 37
1998/08/21 3 $2,205,000 +94% 2,189 $1,007   $98,520,000 38
1998/08/22 3 $3,170,000 +44% 2,189 $1,448   $101,690,000 39
1998/08/23 3 $2,260,000 -29% 2,189 $1,032   $103,950,000 40
1998/08/24 3 $899,180 -60% 2,186 $411   $104,904,623 41
1998/08/25 3 $1,049,931 +17% 2,186 $480   $105,954,554 42
1998/08/26 3 $923,714 -12% 2,186 $423   $106,878,268 43
1998/08/27 3 $979,332 +6% 2,186 $448   $107,857,602 44
1998/08/28 2 $2,435,000 +149% 2,401 $1,014   $110,293,000 45
1998/08/29 2 $3,810,000 +56% 2,401 $1,587   $114,103,000 46
1998/08/30 2 $2,268,000 -40% 2,401 $945   $116,232,000 47
1998/08/31 2 $775,168 -66% 2,401 $323   $117,007,635 48
1998/09/01 2 $844,762 +9% 2,401 $352   $117,852,397 49
1998/09/02 2 $738,668 -13% 2,401 $308   $118,591,065 50
1998/09/03 2 $756,772 +2% 2,401 $315   $119,347,837 51
1998/09/04 1 $2,235,000 +195% 2,555 $875   $121,583,000 52
1998/09/05 1 $3,365,000 +51% 2,555 $1,317   $124,948,000 53
1998/09/06 1 $3,060,000 -9% 2,555 $1,198   $128,008,000 54
1998/09/07 2 $2,109,992 -31% 2,555 $826   $130,268,038 55
1998/09/08 1 $713,859 -66% 2,545 $280   $130,981,897 56
1998/09/09 1 $670,111 -6% 2,545 $263   $131,652,008 57
1998/09/10 1 $633,483 -5% 2,545 $249   $132,285,491 58
1998/09/11 2 $2,025,000 +220% 2,557 $792   $134,310,000 59
1998/09/12 2 $3,420,000 +69% 2,557 $1,338   $137,730,000 60
1998/09/13 2 $1,621,000 -53% 2,555 $634   $139,238,000 61
1998/09/14 2 $479,011 -70% 2,555 $187   $139,717,365 62
1998/09/15 2 $670,800 +40% 2,555 $263   $140,388,165 63
1998/09/16 2 $546,777 -18% 2,555 $214   $140,934,942 64
1998/09/17 2 $556,934 +2% 2,555 $218   $141,491,876 65
1998/09/18 3 $1,630,000 +193% 2,543 $641   $143,122,000 66
1998/09/19 3 $2,735,000 +68% 2,543 $1,076   $145,857,000 67
1998/09/20 3 $1,337,000 -51% 2,538 $527   $147,126,000 68
1998/09/21 3 $410,343 -69% 2,538 $162   $147,536,604 69
1998/09/22 3 $531,216 +29% 2,538 $209   $148,067,820 70
1998/09/23 3 $384,738 -28% 2,538 $152   $148,452,558 71
1998/09/24 3 $376,396 -2% 2,538 $148   $148,828,954 72
1998/09/25 5 $1,255,000 +233% 2,470 $508   $150,084,000 73
1998/09/26 4 $2,178,000 +74% 2,471 $881   $152,262,000 74
1998/09/27 5 $998,000 -54% 2,471 $404   $153,260,000 75
1998/09/28 5 $275,047 -72% 2,471 $111   $153,534,567 76
1998/09/29 5 $395,081 +44% 2,471 $160   $153,929,648 77
1998/09/30 5 $356,169 -10% 2,471 $144   $154,285,817 78
1998/10/01 4 $343,112 -4% 2,471 $139   $154,628,929 79
1998/10/02 7 $985,000 +187% 2,177 $452   $155,614,000 80
1998/10/03 7 $1,635,000 +66% 2,177 $751   $157,249,000 81
1998/10/04 7 $759,000 -54% 2,174 $349   $158,026,000 82
1998/10/05 7 $209,265 -72% 2,174 $96   $158,234,551 83
1998/10/06 7 $280,694 +34% 2,174 $129   $158,515,245 84
1998/10/07 7 $244,697 -13% 2,174 $113   $158,759,942 85
1998/10/08 7 $314,696 +29% 2,174 $145   $159,074,638 86
1998/10/09 8 $775,000 +146% 1,933 $401   $159,850,000 87
1998/10/10 8 $1,275,000 +65% 1,933 $660   $161,125,000 88
1998/10/11 8 $727,138 -43% 1,936 $376   $161,852,138 89
1998/10/12 8 $328,500 -55% 1,936 $170   $162,180,638 90
1998/10/13 8 $255,546 -22% 1,936 $132   $162,436,184 91
1998/10/14 8 $234,714 -8% 1,936 $121   $162,670,898 92
1998/10/15 8 $238,921 +2% 1,936 $123   $162,909,819 93
1998/10/22 10 $174,427   1,416 $123   $165,404,949 100

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/07/17 4 $24,307,424   2,186 $11,120   $28,364,261 9
1998/07/24 2 $20,775,013 -15% 2,216 $9,375   $49,139,274 16
1998/07/31 3 $17,869,787 -14% 2,145 $8,331   $67,009,061 23
1998/08/07 4 $15,474,348 -13% 2,084 $7,425   $82,483,409 30
1998/08/14 4 $13,831,906 -11% 2,203 $6,279   $96,315,315 37
1998/08/21 3 $11,542,287 -17% 2,186 $5,280   $107,857,602 44
1998/08/28 2 $11,490,235 n/c 2,401 $4,786   $119,347,837 51
1998/09/04 1 $12,937,654 +13% 2,545 $5,084   $132,285,491 58
1998/09/11 2 $9,206,385 -29% 2,555 $3,603   $141,491,876 65
1998/09/18 3 $7,337,078 -20% 2,538 $2,891   $148,828,954 72
1998/09/25 5 $5,799,975 -21% 2,471 $2,347   $154,628,929 79
1998/10/02 7 $4,445,709 -23% 2,174 $2,045   $159,074,638 86
1998/10/09 8 $3,835,181 -14% 1,936 $1,981   $162,909,819 93
1998/10/16 11 $2,495,130 -35% 1,416 $1,762   $165,404,949 100
1998/10/23 13 $1,832,914 -27% 1,051 $1,744   $167,237,863 107
1998/10/30 14 $1,475,512 -19% 1,005 $1,468   $168,713,375 114
1998/11/06 16 $1,191,680 -19% 721 $1,653   $169,905,055 121
1998/11/13 18 $799,300 -33% 601 $1,330   $170,704,355 128
1998/11/20 19 $979,318 +23% 737 $1,329   $171,683,673 135
1998/11/27 20 $849,674 -13% 608 $1,397   $172,533,347 142
1998/12/04 20 $528,180 -38% 584 $904   $173,061,527 149
1998/12/11 23 $438,237 -17% 527 $832   $173,499,764 156
1998/12/18 25 $402,190 -8% 393 $1,023   $173,901,954 163
1998/12/25 26 $520,791 +29% 313 $1,664   $174,422,745 170
1999/01/01 26 $420,607 -19% 315 $1,335   $174,843,352 177
1999/01/08 24 $373,931 -11% 327 $1,144   $175,217,283 184
1999/01/15 29 $356,730 -5% 283 $1,261   $175,574,013 191
1999/01/22 29 $348,388 -2% 277 $1,258   $175,922,401 198
1999/01/29 32 $240,066 -31% 281 $854   $176,162,467 205
1999/02/05 37 $154,112 -36% 254 $607   $176,316,579 212
1999/02/12 46 $86,708 -44% 145 $598   $176,403,287 219
1999/02/19 54 $44,111 -49% 115 $384   $176,447,398 226
1999/02/26 59 $19,332 -56% 46 $420   $176,466,730 233