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Urban Legend (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,116,707Details
International Box Office $34,455,157
Worldwide Box Office $72,571,864
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
20% - Rotten
Audience
37% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$14,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 25th, 1998 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: February 23rd, 1999 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for horror violence/gore and sexual content
Franchise: Urban Legend
Comparisons: vs. Independence Day
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,091 $30,175 Jan 15, 1999 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 914 $79,102 Jan 8, 1999 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 352 $350,879 Jan 1, 1999 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 284 $531,732 Dec 25, 1998 94
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,423 $15,184 Nov 27, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,706 $68,893 Nov 20, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,123 $185,442 Nov 13, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,469 $645,737 Nov 6, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,418 $1,231,896 Oct 30, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,675 $1,636,892 Oct 23, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,599 $2,887,189 Oct 16, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,519 $4,770,882 Oct 9, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,677 $6,707,512 Oct 2, 1998 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,730 $10,515,444 Sep 25, 1998 3
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 151 $10,515,444 Sep 25, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,887 2,257 Sep 25, 1998 3

Cast

Alicia Witt    Natalie
Rebecca Gayheart    Brenda
Jared Leto    Paul
Joshua Jackson    Damon
Tara Reid    Sasha
Michael Rosenbaum    Parker
John Neville    Dean Adams
Robert Englund    Professor Wexler
Loretta Devine    Reese
Danielle Harris    Tosh
Julian Richings    Janitor
Brad Dourif    Gas Station Attendant
Natasha Gregson Wagner    Michelle Mancini

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Christopher Young

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
1998/09/25 3 $10,515,444   2,257 $4,659   $10,515,444 3
1998/10/02 6 $6,707,512 -36% 2,257 $2,972   $20,113,846 10
1998/10/09 6 $4,770,882 -29% 2,257 $2,114   $26,501,095 17
1998/10/16 8 $2,887,189 -39% 2,063 $1,400   $30,859,469 24
1998/10/23 11 $1,636,892 -43% 1,524 $1,074   $33,300,477 31
1998/10/30 11 $1,231,896 -25% 1,395 $883   $35,015,643 38
1998/11/06 19 $645,737 -48% 776 $832   $36,006,412 45
1998/11/13 28 $185,442 -71% 369 $503   $36,350,067 52
1998/11/20 45 $68,893 -63% 125 $551   $36,456,266 59
1998/11/27 62 $15,184 -78% 41 $370   $36,494,558 66
1998/12/25 20 $531,732   541 $983   $37,052,806 94
1999/01/01 25 $350,879 -34% 541 $649   $37,857,342 101
1999/01/08 39 $79,102 -77% 302 $262   $38,001,496 108
1999/01/15 49 $30,175 -62% 134 $225   $38,048,637 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/09/25 3 $3,700,000   2,257 $1,639   $3,700,000 1
1998/09/26 3 $4,357,000 +18% 2,257 $1,930   $8,057,000 2
1998/09/27 3 $2,458,000 -44% 2,257 $1,089   $10,515,000 3
1998/09/28 3 $632,614 -74% 2,257 $280   $11,148,058 4
1998/09/29 3 $928,956 +47% 2,257 $412   $12,077,013 5
1998/09/30 3 $703,752 -24% 2,257 $312   $12,780,765 6
1998/10/01 3 $625,569 -11% 2,257 $277   $13,406,334 7
1998/10/02 5 $2,160,000 +245% 2,257 $957   $15,566,000 8
1998/10/03 6 $2,950,000 +37% 2,257 $1,307   $18,516,000 9
1998/10/04 6 $1,589,000 -46% 2,257 $704   $20,114,000 10
1998/10/05 6 $375,176 -76% 2,257 $166   $20,489,022 11
1998/10/06 6 $467,214 +25% 2,257 $207   $20,956,236 12
1998/10/07 6 $352,600 -25% 2,257 $156   $21,308,836 13
1998/10/08 6 $421,377 +20% 2,257 $187   $21,730,213 14
1998/10/09 6 $1,485,000 +252% 2,257 $658   $23,215,000 15
1998/10/10 6 $2,076,000 +40% 2,257 $920   $25,291,000 16
1998/10/11 7 $1,210,095 -42% 2,257 $536   $26,501,095 17
1998/10/12 7 $532,840 -56% 2,257 $236   $27,033,935 18
1998/10/13 7 $323,253 -39% 2,257 $143   $27,357,188 19
1998/10/14 6 $287,680 -11% 2,257 $127   $27,644,868 20
1998/10/15 6 $327,412 +14% 2,257 $145   $27,972,280 21
1998/10/16 8 $850,000 +160% 2,063 $412   $28,822,000 22
1998/10/17 8 $1,230,000 +45% 2,063 $596   $30,052,000 23
1998/10/18 9 $689,000 -44% 2,063 $334   $30,859,000 24
1998/10/19 9 $192,408 -72% 2,063 $93   $31,051,877 25
1998/10/20 9 $221,297 +15% 2,063 $107   $31,273,174 26
1998/10/21 9 $181,759 -18% 2,063 $88   $31,454,933 27
1998/10/22 9 $208,652 +15% 2,063 $101   $31,663,585 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/09/25 3 $13,406,334   2,257 $5,940   $13,406,334 7
1998/10/02 6 $8,323,879 -38% 2,257 $3,688   $21,730,213 14
1998/10/09 7 $6,242,067 -25% 2,257 $2,766   $27,972,280 21
1998/10/16 9 $3,691,305 -41% 2,063 $1,789   $31,663,585 28
1998/10/23 11 $2,120,162 -43% 1,524 $1,391   $33,783,747 35
1998/10/30 13 $1,576,928 -26% 1,395 $1,130   $35,360,675 42
1998/11/06 20 $803,950 -49% 776 $1,036   $36,164,625 49
1998/11/13 32 $222,748 -72% 369 $604   $36,387,373 56
1998/11/20 46 $92,001 -59% 125 $736   $36,479,374 63
1998/12/25 21 $985,389   541 $1,821   $37,506,463 98
1999/01/01 27 $415,931 -58% 541 $769   $37,922,394 105
1999/01/08 39 $96,068 -77% 302 $318   $38,018,462 112