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Waiting for Guffman (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,922,988Details
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 6,547 $2,922,988
All Time Worldwide Box Office 8,375 $2,922,988
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 828 $2,922,988
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,608 $2,922,988
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,952 $2,922,988
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,105 $2,922,988
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 2,458 $2,922,988

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 44th Weekend 139 $217 Nov 28, 1997 304
Biggest 44th Weekend Limited Release 59 $217 Nov 28, 1997 304
Theater Average 44th Weekend Limited Release 53 $217 Nov 28, 1997 304
Biggest Domestic 40th Weekend 165 $150 Oct 31, 1997 276
Biggest 40th Weekend Limited Release 82 $150 Oct 31, 1997 276
Theater Average 40th Weekend Limited Release 82 $150 Oct 31, 1997 276
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 298 $23,981 Jul 18, 1997 171
Biggest 25th Weekend Limited Release 91 $23,981 Jul 18, 1997 171
Theater Average 25th Weekend Limited Release 110 $1,332 Jul 18, 1997 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 364 $20,959 Jul 11, 1997 164
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 111 $20,959 Jul 11, 1997 164
Theater Average 24th Weekend Limited Release 157 $1,164 Jul 11, 1997 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 383 $29,676 Jul 4, 1997 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 104 $29,676 Jul 4, 1997 157
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 180 $1,141 Jul 4, 1997 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 433 $34,750 Jun 27, 1997 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 118 $34,750 Jun 27, 1997 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 210 $1,158 Jun 27, 1997 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 491 $39,152 Jun 20, 1997 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 136 $39,152 Jun 20, 1997 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 225 $1,152 Jun 20, 1997 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 531 $47,430 Jun 13, 1997 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 135 $47,430 Jun 13, 1997 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 213 $1,318 Jun 13, 1997 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 637 $50,006 Jun 6, 1997 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 153 $50,006 Jun 6, 1997 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 283 $1,191 Jun 6, 1997 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 715 $58,088 May 30, 1997 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 161 $58,088 May 30, 1997 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 289 $1,291 May 30, 1997 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 597 $116,836 May 23, 1997 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 119 $116,836 May 23, 1997 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 102 $2,337 May 23, 1997 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 987 $68,848 May 16, 1997 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 196 $68,848 May 16, 1997 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 510 $1,076 May 16, 1997 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 1,123 $71,007 May 9, 1997 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 222 $71,007 May 9, 1997 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 381 $1,340 May 9, 1997 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,209 $83,497 May 2, 1997 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 224 $83,497 May 2, 1997 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 338 $1,546 May 2, 1997 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,307 $101,644 Apr 25, 1997 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 249 $101,644 Apr 25, 1997 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 274 $1,752 Apr 25, 1997 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,408 $117,095 Apr 18, 1997 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 263 $117,095 Apr 18, 1997 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 211 $2,168 Apr 18, 1997 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,535 $132,433 Apr 11, 1997 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 285 $132,433 Apr 11, 1997 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 233 $2,207 Apr 11, 1997 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,795 $134,133 Apr 4, 1997 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 345 $134,133 Apr 4, 1997 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 162 $2,794 Apr 4, 1997 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 2,037 $143,699 Mar 28, 1997 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 408 $143,699 Mar 28, 1997 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 137 $3,421 Mar 28, 1997 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 2,420 $140,750 Mar 21, 1997 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 484 $140,750 Mar 21, 1997 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 157 $3,609 Mar 21, 1997 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,742 $166,336 Mar 14, 1997 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 532 $166,336 Mar 14, 1997 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 99 $4,752 Mar 14, 1997 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 3,275 $175,814 Mar 7, 1997 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 610 $175,814 Mar 7, 1997 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 97 $5,494 Mar 7, 1997 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 4,715 $65,899 Feb 28, 1997 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,153 $65,899 Feb 28, 1997 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 161 $5,492 Feb 28, 1997 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 5,355 $59,956 Feb 21, 1997 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,419 $59,956 Feb 21, 1997 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 177 $6,662 Feb 21, 1997 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 5,869 $59,439 Feb 14, 1997 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,595 $59,439 Feb 14, 1997 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 165 $9,907 Feb 14, 1997 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,598 $45,907 Feb 7, 1997 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,011 $45,907 Feb 7, 1997 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 205 $15,302 Feb 7, 1997 10
Theater Average Limited Release 1,048 $15,302 Feb 7, 1997 10
Top 1997 Theater Average Limited Release 26 $15,302 Feb 7, 1997 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 7,379 $37,990 Jan 31, 1997 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,522 $37,990 Jan 31, 1997 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,003 $12,663 Jan 31, 1997 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,023 $2,922,988 Jan 31, 1997 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,477 $2,922,988 Jan 31, 1997 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,028 61 Jan 31, 1997 0

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

Director   

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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