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The Thin Red Line (1998)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,400,491Details
International Box Office $61,308,543
Worldwide Box Office $97,709,034
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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
78% - Certified Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$52,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 23rd, 1998 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: November 2nd, 1999 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for realistic war violence and language
Running Time: 165 minutes
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Keywords: World War II, War
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Phoenix Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 815 $11,982 May 7, 1999 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,077 $7,689 Apr 30, 1999 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,164 $12,269 Apr 23, 1999 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,070 $31,835 Apr 16, 1999 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 997 $64,274 Apr 9, 1999 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,203 $58,079 Apr 2, 1999 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,367 $65,470 Mar 26, 1999 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,196 $113,284 Mar 19, 1999 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,250 $139,022 Mar 12, 1999 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,042 $226,776 Mar 5, 1999 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 850 $392,982 Feb 26, 1999 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 593 $932,267 Feb 19, 1999 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 463 $1,866,991 Feb 12, 1999 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 666 $1,912,400 Feb 5, 1999 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 560 $3,300,316 Jan 29, 1999 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 379 $5,794,840 Jan 22, 1999 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 188 $11,362,226 Jan 15, 1999 26
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 255 $11,362,226 Jan 15, 1999 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,432 $1,276,384 Jan 8, 1999 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,774 $375,636 Jan 1, 1999 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,411 $223,548 Dec 25, 1998 5

Cast

   Welsh, Edward, EM, 1st Sgt
Steven Vidlere    2nd Lieutenant Gore
   Fife, Cpl, Fwd Clk
   Witt, Pvt, of Cannon Co
   Bell, Pvt, Rflmn
   Bosche, Charles S, Capt, "C" Co Cmdg
   Gaff, John B, Capt, 1st Bn Exec
   Keck, S/Sgt, Ldr 2nd Pl
   Staros, James I, Capt, "C" Co Cmdg
   Tall, Gordon M L, Lt. Col, 1st Bn Cmdg
   Storm, S/Sgt, Mess
Jared Leto    Whyte, William L, 2nd Lt, 1st Pl Cmdg
Dash Mihok    Doll, Pvt 1Cl, Rflmn
Tim Blake Nelson    Private Tills
John Savage    McCron, Sgt, Sqd Ldr Rfl
John Travolta    Brig. Gen. Quintard
Arie Verveen    Private 1st Class Dale
Kirk Acevedo    Private Tella
Penny Allen    Witt's Mother
Benjamin Green    Melanesian Villager
Simon Billig    Lieutenant Colonel
Mark Boone Jr.    Private Peale
Norman Patrick Brown    Navajo Soldier
Jarrod Dean    Corporal Thorne
Matt Doran    Private Coombs
Travis Fine    Private Weld
Paul Gleeson    1st Lieutenant Band
David Harrod    Corporal Queen
Don Harvey    Sergeant Becker
Kengo Hasuo    A Japanese Prisoner
Ben Hines    Assistant Pilot
Danny Hoch    Private Carni
Robert Roy Hofmo    Private Sico
Jack Jones    Melanesian Man Walking
Tom Jane    Private Ash
Jimmy Xihite    Melanesian Villager
Polyn Leona    Melanesian Woman with Child
Simon Lyndon    Medic 2
Gordon MacDonald    Private 1st Class Gordon
Kazuky Maehara    Japanese Private 1
Marine Malota    Marina, Little Gir
Michael McGrady    Private Floyd
Ken Mitsuishi    Screaming Japanese Officer
Ryushi Mizukami    Japanese Private 4
Larry Neuhaus    Crewman
Taiju Okayasu    Japanese Private 6
Takamitsu Okubo    Japanese Soldier
Miranda Otto    Marty Bell
Jace Phillips    S-1
Kazuyoshi Sakai    Japanese Prisoner
Masayuki Shida    Screaming Japanese 2
John Dee Smith    Private Train
Stephen Spacek    Corporal Jenks
Nick Stahl    Private 1st Class Bead
Hiroya Sugisaki    Japanese Private 7
Kouji Suzuki    Japanese Private 3
Tomohiro Tanji    Japanese Private 2
Minoru Toyoshima    Japanese Sergeant
Terutake Tsuji    Japanese Private 5
Vincent Wild    Melanesian Guide
Will Wallace    Private Hoke
Joe Watanabe    Screaming Japanese 1
nSimon Westaway    First Scout
Dan Wyllie    Medic 1
Yasuomi Yoshino    Young Japanese

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Terrence Malick
Based on the novel by    James Jones
Producer    Robert Michael Geisler
Producer    John Raberdeau
Producer    Grant Hill
Executive Producer    George Stevens, Jr.
Cinematographer    John Toll
Production Designer    Jack Fisk
Editor    Billy Weber
Editor    Leslie Jones
Editor    Saar Klein
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Associate Producer    Michael Stevens
Associate Producer    Sheila Davis Lawrence
Assistant Director    Kenneth Skip Kosper
Second Unit Director    Gary Capo
Unit Production Manager    Grant Hill
Production Manager    Vicki Poppelwell
Art Director    Ian Gracie
Set Decorator    Richard Hobbs
Set Decorator    Suza Maybury
Costume Designer    Margot Wilson
Costume Supervisor    Kerry Thompson
Sound Editor    Paul Brincat
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Supervising Sound Editor    J. Paul Huntsman
Supervising Sound Editor    Robb Wilson
Sound Effects Editor    Christopher S. Aud
Sound Effects Editor    John V. Jr. Bonds
Sound Effects Editor    Jayme S. Parker
Sound Effects Editor    Andrew M. Sommers
Sound Effects Editor    Mark Mangino
Sound Designer    Claude Letessier
Music Editor    Lee Scott
Music Editor    Adam Smalley
Make-up and Hair Designer    Viv Mepham
Music Supervisor    Rosanna Sun
Casting Director    Dianne Crittenden
Casting Associate    Barbara Collins
Stunt Coordinator    Glenn Boswell
Stunt Coordinator    Roland Raleigh Wilson

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/12/25 30 $223,548   5 $44,710   $369,357 5
1999/01/01 23 $375,636 +68% 7 $53,662   $1,020,438 12
1999/01/08 15 $1,276,384 +240% 61 $20,924   $2,486,047 19
1999/01/15 4 $11,362,226 +790% 1,528 $7,436   $14,435,129 26
1999/01/22 4 $5,794,840 -49% 1,538 $3,768   $22,313,555 33
1999/01/29 7 $3,300,316 -43% 1,657 $1,992   $27,272,459 40
1999/02/05 12 $1,912,400 -42% 1,646 $1,162   $30,426,042 47
1999/02/12 12 $1,866,991 -2% 1,301 $1,435   $33,032,012 54
1999/02/19 17 $932,267 -50% 905 $1,030   $34,370,394 61
1999/02/26 27 $392,982 -58% 436 $901   $35,126,075 68
1999/03/05 33 $226,776 -42% 303 $748   $35,514,198 75
1999/03/12 41 $139,022 -39% 176 $790   $35,753,402 82
1999/03/19 44 $113,284 -19% 129 $878   $35,948,029 89
1999/03/26 49 $65,470 -42% 96 $682   $36,066,881 96
1999/04/02 53 $58,079 -11% 132 $440   $36,160,625 103
1999/04/09 51 $64,274 +11% 139 $462   $36,257,435 110
1999/04/16 59 $31,835 -50% 70 $455   $36,324,201 117
1999/04/23 81 $12,269 -61% 36 $341   $36,356,467 124
1999/04/30 86 $7,689 -37% 27 $285   $36,370,071 131
1999/05/07 81 $11,982 +56% 25 $479   $36,385,763 138

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/01/15 3 $2,723,000   1,528 $1,782   $6,223,000 24
1999/01/16 4 $3,975,000 +46% 1,528 $2,601   $10,198,000 25
1999/01/17 3 $2,640,000 -34% 1,528 $1,728   $12,838,000 26
1999/01/18 4 $1,596,464 -40% 1,528 $1,045   $14,435,129 27
1999/01/19 2 $766,375 -52% 1,528 $502   $15,201,504 28
1999/01/20 2 $664,231 -13% 1,528 $435   $15,865,735 29
1999/01/21 2 $652,980 -2% 1,528 $427   $16,518,715 30
1999/01/22 5 $1,470,000 +125% 1,538 $956   $17,989,000 31
1999/01/23 4 $2,700,000 +84% 1,538 $1,756   $20,689,000 32
1999/01/24 4 $1,621,000 -40% 1,538 $1,054   $22,314,000 33
1999/01/25 3 $424,571 -74% 1,538 $276   $22,738,126 34
1999/01/26 4 $460,987 +9% 1,538 $300   $23,199,113 35
1999/01/27 4 $390,393 -15% 1,538 $254   $23,589,506 36
1999/01/28 5 $382,637 -2% 1,538 $249   $23,972,143 37
1999/01/29 7 $1,010,000 +164% 1,657 $610   $24,982,000 38
1999/01/30 7 $1,750,000 +73% 1,657 $1,056   $26,732,000 39
1999/01/31 8 $527,000 -70% 1,657 $318   $27,272,459 40
1999/02/01 4 $302,319 -43% 1,657 $182   $27,574,778 41
1999/02/02 6 $352,717 +17% 1,657 $213   $27,927,495 42
1999/02/03 6 $298,760 -15% 1,657 $180   $28,226,255 43
1999/02/04 6 $287,387 -4% 1,657 $173   $28,513,642 44
1999/02/07 13 $0   0     $30,426,042 47
1999/02/08 10 $139,378   1,646 $85   $30,565,420 48
1999/02/09 7 $202,458 +45% 1,646 $123   $30,767,878 49
1999/02/10 6 $203,577 +1% 1,646 $124   $30,971,455 50
1999/02/11 7 $193,566 -5% 1,646 $118   $31,165,021 51
1999/02/12 11 $345,000 +78% 1,306 $264   $31,510,000 52
1999/02/13 11 $665,000 +93% 1,306 $509   $32,175,000 53
1999/02/14 11 $540,000 -19% 1,306 $413   $32,715,000 54
1999/02/15 14 $256,850 -52% 1,306 $197   $33,032,012 55
1999/02/16 12 $149,364 -42% 1,306 $114   $33,181,376 56
1999/02/17 13 $126,194 -16% 1,301 $97   $33,307,570 57
1999/02/18 12 $129,757 +3% 1,301 $100   $33,438,127 58
1999/02/19 16 $215,000 +66% 900 $239   $33,653,000 59
1999/02/20 16 $420,000 +95% 900 $467   $34,073,000 60
1999/02/21 17 $266,000 -37% 905 $294   $34,370,394 61
1999/02/22 15 $84,741 -68% 905 $94   $34,455,135 62
1999/02/25 13 $96,708   905 $107   $34,733,093 65
1999/03/02 20 $46,939   436 $108   $35,207,818 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/12/25 27 $498,993   5 $99,799   $644,802 9
1999/01/01 22 $564,861 +13% 7 $80,694   $1,209,663 16
1999/01/08 14 $1,863,240 +230% 61 $30,545   $3,072,903 23
1999/01/15 4 $13,445,812 +622% 1,528 $8,800   $16,518,715 30
1999/01/22 4 $7,453,428 -45% 1,538 $4,846   $23,972,143 37
1999/01/29 7 $4,541,499 -39% 1,657 $2,741   $28,513,642 44
1999/02/05 11 $2,651,379 -42% 1,646 $1,611   $31,165,021 51
1999/02/12 12 $2,273,106 -14% 1,301 $1,747   $33,438,127 58
1999/02/19 17 $1,294,966 -43% 905 $1,431   $34,733,093 65
1999/02/26 28 $554,329 -57% 436 $1,271   $35,287,422 72
1999/03/05 31 $326,958 -41% 303 $1,079   $35,614,380 79
1999/03/12 40 $220,365 -33% 176 $1,252   $35,834,745 86
1999/03/19 43 $166,666 -24% 129 $1,292   $36,001,411 93
1999/03/26 48 $101,135 -39% 96 $1,053   $36,102,546 100
1999/04/02 51 $90,615 -10% 132 $686   $36,193,161 107
1999/04/09 48 $99,205 +9% 139 $714   $36,292,366 114
1999/04/16 57 $51,832 -48% 70 $740   $36,344,198 121
1999/04/23 75 $18,184 -65% 36 $505   $36,362,382 128
1999/04/30 83 $11,399 -37% 27 $422   $36,373,781 135

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/3/2010137,369 7,369$221,009$221,009570