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Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $66,947,948Details
International Box Office $14,400,000
Worldwide Box Office $81,347,948
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
52% - Rotten
Audience
79% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 22nd, 1995 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: April 23rd, 1996 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some strong sexuality
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Keywords: African-American
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 809 $65,987 Apr 12, 1996 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 867 $85,936 Apr 5, 1996 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 808 $132,527 Mar 29, 1996 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 795 $172,835 Mar 22, 1996 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 714 $235,262 Mar 15, 1996 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 647 $317,348 Mar 8, 1996 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 677 $393,277 Mar 1, 1996 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 760 $451,604 Feb 23, 1996 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 789 $637,883 Feb 16, 1996 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,032 $711,398 Feb 9, 1996 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,209 $913,554 Feb 2, 1996 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,112 $1,783,599 Jan 26, 1996 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 989 $3,127,418 Jan 19, 1996 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 628 $6,460,005 Jan 12, 1996 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,030 $53,574,510 Jan 12, 1996 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,152 $6,081,427 Jan 5, 1996 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 689 $13,296,383 Dec 29, 1995 10
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 200 $14,126,927 Dec 22, 1995 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,271 $14,126,927 Dec 22, 1995 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,305 1,253 Dec 22, 1995 3

Cast

Angela Bassett    Bernadine Harris
Lela Rochon    Robin Stokes
Donald Faison    Tarik Johnson
Wesley Snipes    James Wheeler
Kelly Preston    Kathleen (uncredited)
Mykelti Williamson    Troy
Loretta Devine    Gloria 'Glo' Matthews
Whitney Houston    Savannah 'Vannah' Jackson
Dennis Haysbert    Kenneth Dawkins
Gregory Hines    Marvin King
Giancarlo Esposito    David Matthews
Leon    Russell

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1995/12/22 1 $14,126,927   1,253 $11,274   $14,126,927 3
1995/12/29 4 $13,296,383 -6% 1,331 $9,990   $36,024,320 10
1996/01/05 5 $6,081,427 -54% 1,402 $4,338   $44,859,159 17
1996/01/12 8 $6,460,005 +6% 1,349 $4,789   $53,574,510 24
1996/01/19 11 $3,127,418 -52% 1,358 $2,303   $57,871,784 31
1996/01/26 14 $1,783,599 -43% 1,230 $1,450   $60,669,186 38
1996/02/02 19 $913,554 -49% 837 $1,091   $62,216,468 45
1996/02/09 20 $711,398 -22% 634 $1,122   $63,500,000 52
1996/02/16 23 $637,883 -10% 505 $1,263   $64,236,823 59
1996/02/23 23 $451,604 -29% 473 $955   $64,843,864 66
1996/03/01 24 $393,277 -13% 415 $948   $65,385,963 73
1996/03/08 27 $317,348 -19% 363 $874   $65,843,710 80
1996/03/15 30 $235,262 -26% 270 $871   $66,217,463 87
1996/03/22 34 $172,835 -27% 228 $758   $66,491,857 94
1996/03/29 38 $132,527 -23% 160 $828   $66,695,907 101
1996/04/05 39 $85,936 -35% 133 $646   $66,833,260 108
1996/04/12 44 $65,987 -23% 103 $641   $66,947,948 115

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1995/12/22 2 $22,727,937   1,253 $18,139   $22,727,937 7
1995/12/29 4 $16,049,795 -29% 1,331 $12,058   $38,777,732 14
1996/01/05 5 $8,336,773 -48% 1,402 $5,946   $47,114,505 21
1996/01/12 8 $7,629,861 -8% 1,349 $5,656   $54,744,366 28
1996/01/19 11 $4,141,221 -46% 1,358 $3,050   $58,885,587 35
1996/01/26 15 $2,417,327 -42% 1,230 $1,965   $61,302,914 42
1996/02/02 21 $1,485,688 -39% 837 $1,775   $62,788,602 49
1996/02/09 23 $810,338 -45% 634 $1,278   $63,598,940 56
1996/02/16 23 $793,320 -2% 505 $1,571   $64,392,260 63
1996/02/23 23 $600,426 -24% 473 $1,269   $64,992,686 70
1996/03/01 23 $533,676 -11% 415 $1,286   $65,526,362 77
1996/03/08 28 $455,839 -15% 363 $1,256   $65,982,201 84
1996/03/15 29 $336,821 -26% 270 $1,247   $66,319,022 91
1996/03/22 33 $244,358 -27% 228 $1,072   $66,563,380 98
1996/03/29 35 $183,944 -25% 160 $1,150   $66,747,324 105
1996/04/05 38 $134,637 -27% 133 $1,012   $66,881,961 112

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/4/20121174,673 74,673$671,310$671,310828