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The Truman Show (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $125,618,201Details
International Box Office $138,500,000
Worldwide Box Office $264,118,201
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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
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
88% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 5th, 1998 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and mild language
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: TV Industry
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Scott Rudin
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 697 $89,609 Sep 25, 1998 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 718 $117,711 Sep 18, 1998 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 582 $206,905 Sep 11, 1998 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 325 $470,412 Sep 4, 1998 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 322 $547,854 Aug 28, 1998 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,446 $108,948 Aug 21, 1998 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,578 $122,576 Aug 14, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,447 $192,997 Aug 7, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,127 $390,166 Jul 31, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 808 $1,017,723 Jul 24, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 596 $2,172,376 Jul 17, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 502 $3,576,418 Jul 10, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 360 $6,008,506 Jul 3, 1998 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 381 $100,518,535 Jun 26, 1998 25
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 366 $8,505,589 Jun 26, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 377 $12,418,709 Jun 19, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 351 $20,010,580 Jun 12, 1998 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 415 $50,267,000 Jun 12, 1998 8
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 642 $8,322,000 Jun 7, 1998 3
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 92 $31,542,121 Jun 5, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 422 $31,542,121 Jun 5, 1998 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 604 $31,542,121 Jun 5, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,817 2,315 Jun 5, 1998 3
Biggest June Day at the Domestic Box Office 238 $12,525,000 Jun 6, 1998 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 574 $12,525,000 Jun 6, 1998 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 644 $10,055,000 Jun 5, 1998 1

Cast

   Truman Burbank
Laura Linney    Meryl
Noah Emmerich    Marlon
Natascha McElhone    Lauren/Sylvia
Holland Taylor    Truman's Mother
Ed Harris    Christof
Brian Delate    Truman's Father
Una Damon    Chloe
Peter Krause    Lawrence
Philip Baker Hall    Network Executive
John Pleshette    Network Executive
Heidi Schanz    Vivien
Harry Shearer    Mike Michaelson
Blair Slater    Young Truman
Ron Taylor    Travel Agent
Don Taylor    Don
Ted Raymond    Spencer
Fritz Dominique    Truman's Neighbor
Angel Schmiedt    Truman's Neighbor
Natassja Schmiedt    Truman's Neighbor
Muriel Moore    Teacher
Mal Jones    News Vendor
Judson Vaughn    Insurance Co-Worker
Earl Hilliard, Jr.    Ferry Worker
David Andrew Nash    Bus Driver/Ferry Captain
Jim Towers    Bus Supervisor
Savannah Swafford    Little Girl in Bus
Antoni Corone    Security Guard
Mario Ernesto Sanchez    Security Guard
John Roselius    Man at Beach
Kade Coates    Truman (4 Years)
Marcia DeBonis    Nurse
Sam Kitchen    Surgeon
Sebastian Youngblood    Orderly
Dave Corey    Hospital Security Guard
Mark Alan Gillott    Policeman at Power Plant
Jay Saiter    Policeman at Truman's House
Tony Todd    Policeman at Truman's House
Marco Rubeo    Man in Christmas Box
Daryl Davis    Person at Picnic Table
Robert Davis    Person at Picnic Table
R.J. Murdock    Production Assistant
Matthew McDonough    Man at Newstand
Larry McDowell    Man at Newstand
Joseph Lucus    Ticket Taker
Logan Kirksey    TV Host
Philip Glass    Keyboard Artist
John Pramik    Keyboard Artist
Paul Giamatti    Control Room Director
Adam Tomei    Control Room Director
O-Lan Jones    Bar Waitress
Krista Lynn Landolfi    Bar Waitress
Joe Minjares    Bartender
Al Foster    Bar Patron
Zoaunne Leroy    Bar Patron
Millie Slavin    Bar Patron
Terry Camilleri    Man in Bathtub
Dona Hardy    Senior Citizen
Jeanette Miller    Senior Citizen
Joel McKinnon Miller    Garage Attendant
Tom Simmons    Garage Attendant
Susan Angelo    Mother
Carla Smiga    Daughter
Yuji Okumoto    Japanese Family Member
Kiyoko Yamaguchi    Japanese Family Member
Saemi Nakamura    Japanese Family Member

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Andrew Niccol
Producer    Scott Rudin
Producer    Andrew Niccol
Producer    Edward S. Feldman
Producer    Adam Schroeder
Executive Producer    Lynn Pleshette
Production Designer    Dennis Gassner
Editor    William Anderson
Editor    Lee Smith
Composer    Burkhard Dallwitz
Director of Photography    Peter Biziou
Co-Producer    Richard Luke Rothschild
Assistant Director    Alan B. Curtiss
Second Unit Director    Michael J. McAlister
Unit Production Manager    Richard Luke Rothschild
Unit Production Manager    Joseph P. Kane
Art Director    Richard L. Johnson
Set Decorator    Nancy Haigh
Visual Effects Supervisor    Michael J. McAlister
Visual Effects Supervisor    Craig Barron
Special Effects    Peter Chesney
Digital Effects Supervisor    Brad Kuehn
Costume Designer    Marilyn Matthews
Costume Supervisor    Mary C. Lane
Additional Editor    Kevin D. Ross
Sound Mixer    Art Rochester
Re-recording Mixer    Phil Heywood
Re-recording Mixer    Martin Oswin
Sound Effects Editor    Rick Lisle
Sound Effects Editor    Peter Townsend
Sound Designer    Lee Smith
Music Editor    Bunny Andrews
Make up    Ron Berkeley
Make up    Brad Wilder
Hairstylist    Hazel Catmull
Additional Music    Philip Glass
Casting Director    Howard Feuer
Stunt Coordinator    Pat Banta

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
1998/06/05 1 $31,542,121   2,315 $13,625   $31,542,121 3
1998/06/12 1 $20,010,580 -37% 2,862 $6,992   $64,532,359 10
1998/06/19 3 $12,418,709 -38% 2,911 $4,266   $85,248,068 17
1998/06/26 5 $8,505,589 -32% 2,911 $2,922   $99,495,475 24
1998/07/03 6 $6,008,506 -29% 2,756 $2,180   $109,791,466 31
1998/07/10 10 $3,576,418 -40% 2,186 $1,636   $116,218,533 38
1998/07/17 9 $2,172,376 -39% 1,540 $1,411   $120,028,048 45
1998/07/24 14 $1,017,723 -53% 1,155 $881   $122,019,970 52
1998/07/31 21 $390,166 -62% 611 $639   $122,817,038 59
1998/08/07 29 $192,997 -51% 406 $475   $123,189,615 66
1998/08/14 37 $122,576 -36% 303 $405   $123,428,805 73
1998/08/21 42 $108,948 -11% 240 $454   $123,617,690 80
1998/08/28 24 $547,854 +403% 677 $809   $124,210,299 87
1998/09/04 31 $470,412 -14% 646 $728   $124,867,391 94
1998/09/11 36 $206,905 -56% 561 $369   $125,146,085 101
1998/09/18 40 $117,711 -43% 366 $322   $125,336,317 108
1998/09/25 46 $89,609 -24% 299 $300   $125,466,701 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/06/05 1 $10,055,000   2,315 $4,343   $10,055,000 1
1998/06/06 1 $12,525,000 +25% 2,315 $5,410   $22,580,000 2
1998/06/07 1 $8,322,000 -34% 2,315 $3,595   $31,542,000 3
1998/06/08 1 $3,632,060 -56% 2,315 $1,569   $35,174,181 4
1998/06/09 1 $3,510,265 -3% 2,315 $1,516   $38,684,446 5
1998/06/10 1 $2,666,240 -24% 2,315 $1,152   $41,350,686 6
1998/06/11 1 $3,171,093 +19% 2,315 $1,370   $44,521,779 7
1998/06/12 1 $5,745,221 +81% 2,862 $2,007   $50,267,000 8
1998/06/13 1 $8,970,000 +56% 2,862 $3,134   $59,237,000 9
1998/06/14 1 $5,161,000 -42% 2,862 $1,803   $64,532,000 10
1998/06/15 1 $2,215,375 -57% 2,862 $774   $66,747,734 11
1998/06/16 1 $2,246,920 +1% 2,862 $785   $68,994,654 12
1998/06/17 1 $1,921,382 -14% 2,862 $671   $70,916,036 13
1998/06/18 1 $1,913,323 n/c 2,862 $669   $72,829,359 14
1998/06/19 3 $3,979,641 +108% 2,911 $1,367   $76,809,000 15
1998/06/20 3 $5,040,000 +27% 2,911 $1,731   $81,849,000 16
1998/06/21 3 $3,215,000 -36% 2,911 $1,104   $85,248,000 17
1998/06/22 3 $1,442,178 -55% 2,911 $495   $86,690,246 18
1998/06/23 3 $1,603,355 +11% 2,911 $551   $88,293,601 19
1998/06/24 3 $1,343,494 -16% 2,911 $462   $89,637,095 20
1998/06/25 3 $1,352,791 +1% 2,911 $465   $90,989,886 21
1998/06/26 5 $2,740,000 +103% 2,911 $941   $93,730,000 22
1998/06/27 5 $3,740,000 +36% 2,911 $1,285   $97,470,000 23
1998/06/28 5 $2,088,000 -44% 2,911 $717   $99,495,000 24
1998/06/29 5 $1,023,535 -51% 2,911 $352   $100,518,535 25
1998/06/30 5 $1,238,482 +21% 2,911 $425   $101,757,492 26
1998/07/01 6 $874,281 -29% 2,756 $317   $102,631,773 27
1998/07/02 7 $1,005,000 +15% 2,756 $365   $103,637,000 28
1998/07/03 6 $2,370,000 +136% 2,756 $860   $106,007,000 29
1998/07/04 4 $2,160,000 -9% 2,756 $784   $108,167,000 30
1998/07/05 7 $1,624,000 -25% 2,756 $589   $109,791,000 31
1998/07/06 7 $688,271 -58% 2,756 $250   $110,479,737 32
1998/07/07 7 $759,374 +10% 2,756 $276   $111,239,111 33
1998/07/08 7 $755,229 -1% 2,756 $274   $111,994,340 34
1998/07/09 7 $647,775 -14% 2,756 $235   $112,642,115 35
1998/07/10 8 $1,160,000 +79% 2,186 $531   $113,802,000 36
1998/07/11 7 $1,585,000 +37% 2,186 $725   $115,387,000 37
1998/07/12 10 $776,000 -51% 2,186 $355   $116,219,000 38
1998/07/13 10 $368,012 -53% 2,186 $168   $116,586,545 39
1998/07/14 10 $468,352 +27% 2,186 $214   $117,054,897 40
1998/07/15 9 $407,553 -13% 2,186 $186   $117,462,450 41
1998/07/16 9 $393,222 -4% 2,186 $180   $117,855,672 42
1998/07/17 9 $720,000 +83% 1,540 $468   $118,576,000 43
1998/07/18 9 $965,000 +34% 1,540 $627   $119,541,000 44

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/06/05 1 $44,521,779   2,315 $19,232   $44,521,779 7
1998/06/12 1 $28,307,580 -36% 2,862 $9,891   $72,829,359 14
1998/06/19 3 $18,160,527 -36% 2,911 $6,239   $90,989,886 21
1998/06/26 5 $12,793,074 -30% 2,911 $4,395   $103,782,960 28
1998/07/03 7 $8,859,155 -31% 2,756 $3,214   $112,642,115 35
1998/07/10 10 $5,213,557 -41% 2,186 $2,385   $117,855,672 42
1998/07/17 10 $3,146,575 -40% 1,540 $2,043   $121,002,247 49
1998/07/24 15 $1,424,625 -55% 1,155 $1,233   $122,426,872 56
1998/07/31 23 $569,746 -60% 611 $932   $122,996,618 63
1998/08/07 30 $309,611 -46% 406 $763   $123,306,229 70
1998/08/14 35 $202,513 -35% 303 $668   $123,508,742 77
1998/08/21 42 $153,703 -24% 240 $640   $123,662,445 84
1998/08/28 24 $734,534 +378% 677 $1,085   $124,396,979 91
1998/09/04 32 $542,201 -26% 646 $839   $124,939,180 98
1998/09/11 34 $279,426 -48% 561 $498   $125,218,606 105
1998/09/18 39 $158,486 -43% 366 $433   $125,377,092 112