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The Waterboy (1998)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $161,491,646Details
International Box Office $28,700,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $190,191,646
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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 282 $161,491,646
All Time International Box Office 2,085 $28,700,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 728 $190,191,646
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 41 $161,491,646
All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies 383 $28,700,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 123 $190,191,646

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$23,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 6th, 1998 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some crude sexual humor
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Football
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures, Robert Simonds Company, Jack Giarraputo
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 373 $18,375 Apr 16, 1999 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 318 $46,683 Apr 9, 1999 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 290 $73,256 Apr 2, 1999 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 231 $142,657 Mar 26, 1999 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 197 $253,551 Mar 19, 1999 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 181 $354,666 Mar 12, 1999 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 190 $418,646 Mar 5, 1999 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 180 $503,681 Feb 26, 1999 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 167 $680,010 Feb 19, 1999 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 137 $1,058,915 Feb 12, 1999 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 157 $1,070,721 Feb 5, 1999 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 313 $580,736 Jan 29, 1999 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 285 $786,514 Jan 22, 1999 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 263 $1,171,170 Jan 15, 1999 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 248 $1,631,047 Jan 8, 1999 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 264 $2,142,483 Jan 1, 1999 59
Fastest to $150m 270 $150,037,914 Jan 1, 1999 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 367 $2,332,774 Dec 25, 1998 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 375 $3,140,587 Dec 18, 1998 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 349 $4,432,731 Dec 11, 1998 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 306 $6,511,707 Dec 4, 1998 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 122 $13,601,032 Nov 27, 1998 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 225 $15,707,537 Nov 20, 1998 17
Fastest to $100m 305 $100,230,679 Nov 20, 1998 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 249 $24,431,129 Nov 13, 1998 10
Biggest Domestic Wednesday 269 $5,469,788 Nov 11, 1998 6
Fastest to $50m 304 $52,075,439 Nov 6, 1998 6
Biggest Domestic Sunday 435 $10,289,000 Nov 8, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic November Weekend 58 $39,414,071 Nov 6, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 306 $39,414,071 Nov 6, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic Weekend 405 $39,414,071 Nov 6, 1998 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 648 3.06 Nov 6, 1998 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,763 32.7% Nov 6, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,347 2,664 Nov 6, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic November Day 122 $16,305,000 Nov 7, 1998 2
Biggest Domestic Saturday 356 $16,305,000 Nov 7, 1998 2
Biggest Domestic Day 916 $16,305,000 Nov 7, 1998 2
Biggest Domestic Friday 434 $12,870,000 Nov 6, 1998 1

Cast

   Bobby Boucher
Kathy Bates    Moma Boucher
Henry Winkler    Coach Klein
   Vicki Vallencourt
Jerry Reed    Red Beaulieu
Larry Gillard Jr.    Derek Wallace
Rob Schneider    Townie
Robert Kokol    Professor
Clint Howard    Paco
Al Whiting    Casey Bugge
Allen Covert    Walter
Blake Clark    Farmer Fran
Peter Dante    Gee Grenouille
Jonathan Loughran    Lyle Robideaux
Dan Patrick    Himself
Frank Coraci    Robert 'Roberto' Boucher Sr.

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Tim Herlihy
Screenwriter    Adam Sandler
Producer    Robert Simonds
Producer    Jack Giarraputo
Executive Producer    Adam Sandler
Co-Producer    Ira Shuman
Cinematographer    Steven Bernstein
Editor    Tom Lewis
Composer    Alan Pasqua
Music Supervisor    Michael Dilbeck
Music Supervisor    Brooks Arthur
Production Designer    Perry Andelin Blake
Art Director    Alan Au
Set Decorator    Barbara Paterson
Costume Designer    Tom Bronson
Sound Mixer    Jay Meagher
Sound Designer    Elmo Weber
Visual Effects Supervisor    David Fogg
Associate Producer    Phyllis Alia
Associate Producer    Michelle Holdsworth
Associate Producer    Rita Smith
Assistant Director    Marty Eli Schwartz
Casting Director    Roger Mussenden

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/11/06 1 $39,414,071   2,664 $14,795   $39,414,071 3
1998/11/13 1 $24,431,129 -38% 2,675 $9,133   $79,103,727 10
1998/11/20 3 $15,707,537 -36% 2,689 $5,841   $100,230,679 17
1998/11/27 4 $13,601,032 -13% 2,782 $4,889   $122,210,105 24
1998/12/04 5 $6,511,707 -52% 2,778 $2,344   $130,768,331 31
1998/12/11 6 $4,432,731 -32% 2,610 $1,698   $136,625,024 38
1998/12/18 7 $3,140,587 -29% 2,242 $1,401   $140,940,281 45
1998/12/25 13 $2,332,774 -26% 1,281 $1,821   $145,577,190 52
1999/01/01 13 $2,142,483 -8% 1,242 $1,725   $150,037,914 59
1999/01/08 13 $1,631,047 -24% 1,149 $1,420   $152,289,065 66
1999/01/15 20 $1,171,170 -28% 738 $1,587   $153,842,764 73
1999/01/22 21 $786,514 -33% 638 $1,233   $154,775,265 80
1999/01/29 22 $580,736 -26% 579 $1,003   $155,523,746 87
1999/02/05 19 $1,070,721 +84% 823 $1,301   $156,658,429 94
1999/02/12 22 $1,058,915 -1% 721 $1,469   $158,012,801 101
1999/02/19 22 $680,010 -36% 632 $1,076   $158,886,255 108
1999/02/26 24 $503,681 -26% 532 $947   $159,574,480 115
1999/03/05 22 $418,646 -17% 480 $872   $160,131,174 122
1999/03/12 24 $354,666 -15% 432 $821   $160,610,641 129
1999/03/19 31 $253,551 -29% 368 $689   $161,021,440 136
1999/03/26 40 $142,657 -44% 261 $547   $161,239,373 143
1999/04/02 47 $73,256 -49% 148 $495   $161,371,073 150
1999/04/09 56 $46,683 -36% 91 $513   $161,456,592 157
1999/04/16 72 $18,375 -61% 41 $448   $161,487,252 164

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/11/06 1 $12,870,000   2,664 $4,831   $12,870,000 1
1998/11/07 1 $16,305,000 +27% 2,664 $6,120   $29,175,000 2
1998/11/08 1 $10,289,000 -37% 2,664 $3,862   $39,414,071 3
1998/11/09 1 $2,733,509 -73% 2,664 $1,026   $42,147,580 4
1998/11/10 1 $4,458,077 +63% 2,664 $1,673   $46,605,657 5
1998/11/11 1 $5,469,788 +23% 2,664 $2,053   $52,075,439 6
1998/11/12 1 $2,597,159 -53% 2,664 $975   $54,672,598 7
1998/11/13 1 $7,770,000 +199% 2,675 $2,905   $62,443,000 8
1998/11/14 1 $10,810,000 +39% 2,675 $4,041   $73,253,000 9
1998/11/15 1 $5,702,000 -47% 2,675 $2,132   $79,104,000 10
1998/11/16 1 $1,231,743 -78% 2,675 $460   $80,335,470 11
1998/11/17 1 $1,644,914 +34% 2,675 $615   $81,980,384 12
1998/11/18 1 $1,232,498 -25% 2,675 $461   $83,212,882 13
1998/11/19 1 $1,310,260 +6% 2,675 $490   $84,523,142 14
1998/11/20 3 $4,935,000 +277% 2,689 $1,835   $89,458,000 15
1998/11/21 3 $7,115,000 +44% 2,689 $2,646   $96,573,000 16
1998/11/22 3 $3,607,000 -49% 2,689 $1,341   $100,231,000 17
1998/11/23 3 $910,420 -75% 2,689 $339   $101,141,099 18
1998/11/24 3 $1,440,000 +58% 2,702 $533   $102,581,000 19
1998/11/25 4 $2,535,000 +76% 2,782 $911   $105,116,000 20
1998/11/26 3 $3,420,000 +35% 2,782 $1,229   $108,536,000 21
1998/11/27 4 $5,835,000 +71% 2,782 $2,097   $114,371,000 22
1998/11/28 4 $5,520,000 -5% 2,782 $1,984   $119,892,000 23
1998/11/29 4 $2,354,000 -57% 2,782 $846   $122,210,000 24
1998/11/30 4 $514,150 -78% 2,782 $185   $122,724,255 25
1998/12/01 3 $579,451 +13% 2,782 $208   $123,303,706 26
1998/12/02 3 $466,992 -19% 2,782 $168   $123,770,698 27
1998/12/03 4 $564,302 +21% 2,782 $203   $124,335,000 28
1998/12/04 4 $2,015,000 +257% 2,782 $724   $126,350,000 29
1998/12/05 5 $2,975,000 +48% 2,778 $1,071   $129,325,000 30
1998/12/06 5 $1,443,000 -51% 2,778 $519   $130,768,000 31
1998/12/07 4 $329,019 -77% 2,778 $118   $131,097,344 32
1998/12/08 4 $414,476 +26% 2,778 $149   $131,511,820 33
1998/12/09 4 $334,863 -19% 2,778 $121   $131,846,683 34
1998/12/10 4 $345,610 +3% 2,778 $124   $132,192,293 35
1998/12/11 7 $880,000 +155% 2,610 $337   $133,072,293 36
1998/12/12 6 $1,930,000 +119% 2,610 $739   $135,002,293 37
1998/12/13 6 $1,012,000 -48% 2,610 $388   $136,625,000 38
1998/12/14 5 $263,330 -74% 2,610 $101   $136,888,925 39
1998/12/15 5 $324,778 +23% 2,610 $124   $137,213,132 40
1998/12/16 5 $275,723 -15% 2,610 $106   $137,488,855 41
1998/12/17 5 $310,839 +13% 2,610 $119   $137,799,694 42
1998/12/18 7 $870,000 +180% 2,242 $388   $138,670,000 43
1998/12/19 7 $1,315,000 +51% 2,242 $587   $139,985,000 44
1998/12/20 8 $914,000 -30% 2,242 $408   $140,940,000 45
1998/12/21 8 $544,497 -40% 2,242 $243   $141,484,776 46
1998/12/23 8 $680,000   2,242 $303   $142,265,000 48
1998/12/24 8 $380,000 -44% 2,242 $169   $143,266,000 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/11/06 1 $54,672,598   2,664 $20,523   $54,672,598 7
1998/11/13 1 $29,850,544 -45% 2,675 $11,159   $84,523,142 14
1998/11/20 3 $24,085,931 -19% 2,689 $8,957   $108,609,073 21
1998/11/27 4 $15,647,551 -35% 2,782 $5,625   $124,256,624 28
1998/12/04 5 $7,935,669 -49% 2,778 $2,857   $132,192,293 35
1998/12/11 5 $5,607,401 -29% 2,610 $2,148   $137,799,694 42
1998/12/18 7 $5,444,722 -3% 2,242 $2,429   $143,244,416 49
1998/12/25 13 $4,651,015 -15% 1,281 $3,631   $147,895,431 56
1999/01/01 13 $2,762,587 -41% 1,242 $2,224   $150,658,018 63
1999/01/08 13 $2,013,576 -27% 1,149 $1,752   $152,671,594 70
1999/01/15 20 $1,317,157 -35% 738 $1,785   $153,988,751 77
1999/01/22 22 $954,259 -28% 638 $1,496   $154,943,010 84
1999/01/29 26 $644,698 -32% 579 $1,113   $155,587,708 91
1999/02/05 18 $1,366,178 +112% 823 $1,660   $156,953,886 98
1999/02/12 22 $1,252,359 -8% 721 $1,737   $158,206,245 105
1999/02/19 22 $864,554 -31% 632 $1,368   $159,070,799 112
1999/02/26 26 $641,729 -26% 532 $1,206   $159,712,528 119
1999/03/05 24 $543,447 -15% 480 $1,132   $160,255,975 126
1999/03/12 24 $511,914 -6% 432 $1,185   $160,767,889 133
1999/03/19 32 $328,827 -36% 368 $894   $161,096,716 140
1999/03/26 38 $201,101 -39% 261 $771   $161,297,817 147
1999/04/02 49 $112,092 -44% 148 $757   $161,409,909 154
1999/04/09 55 $58,968 -47% 91 $648   $161,468,877 161