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Waiting for Guffman (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,922,988Details
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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
91% - Certified Fresh
Audience
91% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 31st, 1997 (Wide) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: August 21st, 2001 by Turner Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for brief strong language
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Keywords: Mockumentary
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 44th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 139 $217 Nov 28, 1997 304
Biggest 40th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 165 $150 Oct 31, 1997 276
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 297 $23,981 Jul 18, 1997 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 362 $20,959 Jul 11, 1997 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 381 $29,676 Jul 4, 1997 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 431 $34,750 Jun 27, 1997 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 489 $39,152 Jun 20, 1997 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 527 $47,430 Jun 13, 1997 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 633 $50,006 Jun 6, 1997 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 707 $58,088 May 30, 1997 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 591 $116,836 May 23, 1997 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 974 $68,848 May 16, 1997 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,109 $71,007 May 9, 1997 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,194 $83,497 May 2, 1997 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,291 $101,644 Apr 25, 1997 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,392 $117,095 Apr 18, 1997 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,516 $132,433 Apr 11, 1997 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,774 $134,133 Apr 4, 1997 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,011 $143,699 Mar 28, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,390 $140,750 Mar 21, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,706 $166,336 Mar 14, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,235 $175,814 Mar 7, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,658 $65,899 Feb 28, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,286 $59,956 Feb 21, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,790 $59,439 Feb 14, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,504 $45,907 Feb 7, 1997 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,279 $37,990 Jan 31, 1997 3

Cast

Parker Posey    Libby Mae Brown
Eugene Levy    Dr. Allan Pearl
   Corky St. Clair
Brian Doyle-Murray    Red Savage
Catherine O'Hara    Sheila Albertson
Bob Balaban    Lloyd Miller
Fred Willard    Ron Albertson
Lewis Arquette    Clifford Wooley
David Cross    UFO Expert
Larry Miller    Glenn Welsch, Mayor

Production and Technical Credits

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/01/31 56 $37,990   3 $12,663   $37,990 3
1997/02/07 52 $45,907 +21% 3 $15,302   $101,607 10
1997/02/14 51 $59,439 +29% 6 $9,907   $178,289 17
1997/02/21 49 $59,956 +1% 9 $6,662   $254,033 24
1997/02/28 47 $65,899 +10% 12 $5,492   $345,771 31
1997/03/07 31 $175,814 +167% 32 $5,494   $552,037 38
1997/03/14 32 $166,336 -5% 35 $4,752   $766,771 45
1997/03/21 37 $140,750 -15% 39 $3,609   $1,039,603 52
1997/03/28 39 $143,699 +2% 42 $3,421   $1,238,857 59
1997/04/04 39 $134,133 -7% 48 $2,794   $1,426,102 66
1997/04/11 37 $132,433 -1% 60 $2,207   $1,611,208 73
1997/04/18 38 $117,095 -12% 54 $2,168   $1,774,423 80
1997/04/25 39 $101,644 -13% 58 $1,752   $1,923,316 87
1997/05/02 39 $83,497 -18% 54 $1,546   $2,040,248 94
1997/05/09 38 $71,007 -15% 53 $1,340   $2,142,666 101
1997/05/16 39 $68,848 -3% 64 $1,076   $2,245,310 108
1997/05/23 35 $116,836 +70% 50 $2,337   $2,400,473 115
1997/05/30 43 $58,088 -50% 45 $1,291   $2,480,692 122
1997/06/06 42 $50,006 -14% 42 $1,191   $2,559,415 129
1997/06/13 47 $47,430 -5% 36 $1,318   $2,634,561 136
1997/06/20 50 $39,152 -17% 34 $1,152   $2,708,575 143
1997/06/27 42 $34,750 -11% 30 $1,158   $2,770,413 150
1997/07/04 43 $29,676 -15% 26 $1,141   $2,822,376 157
1997/07/11 51 $20,959 -29% 18 $1,164   $2,858,363 164
1997/07/18 51 $23,981 +14% 18 $1,332   $2,892,582 171
1997/10/31 76 $150   1 $150   $2,922,169 276
1997/11/28 75 $217   1 $217   $2,922,988 304

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/01/31 52 $55,700   3 $18,567   $55,700 7
1997/02/07 48 $63,150 +13% 3 $21,050   $118,850 14
1997/02/14 49 $75,227 +19% 6 $12,538   $194,077 21
1997/02/21 47 $85,795 +14% 9 $9,533   $279,872 28
1997/02/28 46 $96,351 +12% 12 $8,029   $376,223 35
1997/03/07 30 $224,212 +133% 32 $7,007   $600,435 42
1997/03/14 30 $298,418 +33% 35 $8,526   $898,853 49
1997/03/21 37 $196,305 -34% 39 $5,033   $1,095,158 56
1997/03/28 40 $196,811 n/c 42 $4,686   $1,291,969 63
1997/04/04 36 $186,806 -5% 48 $3,892   $1,478,775 70
1997/04/11 37 $178,553 -4% 60 $2,976   $1,657,328 77
1997/04/18 38 $164,344 -8% 54 $3,043   $1,821,672 84
1997/04/25 39 $135,079 -18% 58 $2,329   $1,956,751 91
1997/05/02 39 $114,908 -15% 54 $2,128   $2,071,659 98
1997/05/09 36 $104,803 -9% 53 $1,977   $2,176,462 105
1997/05/16 37 $107,175 +2% 64 $1,675   $2,283,637 112
1997/05/23 36 $138,967 +30% 50 $2,779   $2,422,604 119
1997/05/30 41 $86,805 -38% 45 $1,929   $2,509,409 126
1997/06/06 41 $77,722 -10% 42 $1,851   $2,587,131 133
1997/06/13 44 $82,292 +6% 36 $2,286   $2,669,423 140
1997/06/20 45 $66,240 -20% 34 $1,948   $2,735,663 147
1997/06/27 42 $57,037 -14% 30 $1,901   $2,792,700 154
1997/07/04 44 $44,704 -22% 26 $1,719   $2,837,404 161
1997/07/11 50 $31,197 -30% 18 $1,733   $2,868,601 168