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The Waterboy (1998)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $161,491,646Details
International Box Office $28,700,000
Worldwide Box Office $190,191,646
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
35% - Rotten
Audience
71% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 371 $18,375 Apr 16, 1999 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 316 $46,683 Apr 9, 1999 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 289 $73,256 Apr 2, 1999 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 230 $142,657 Mar 26, 1999 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 196 $253,551 Mar 19, 1999 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 180 $354,666 Mar 12, 1999 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 189 $418,646 Mar 5, 1999 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 178 $503,681 Feb 26, 1999 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 166 $680,010 Feb 19, 1999 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 136 $1,058,915 Feb 12, 1999 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 156 $1,070,721 Feb 5, 1999 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 307 $580,736 Jan 29, 1999 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 281 $786,514 Jan 22, 1999 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 258 $1,171,170 Jan 15, 1999 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 244 $1,631,047 Jan 8, 1999 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 261 $2,142,483 Jan 1, 1999 59
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 261 $150,037,914 Jan 1, 1999 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 361 $2,332,774 Dec 25, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 367 $3,140,587 Dec 18, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 341 $4,432,731 Dec 11, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 297 $6,511,707 Dec 4, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 118 $13,601,032 Nov 27, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 216 $15,707,537 Nov 20, 1998 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 295 $100,230,679 Nov 20, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 240 $24,431,129 Nov 13, 1998 10
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 262 $5,469,788 Nov 11, 1998 6
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 295 $52,075,439 Nov 6, 1998 6
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 419 $10,289,000 Nov 8, 1998 3
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 58 $39,414,071 Nov 6, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 296 $39,414,071 Nov 6, 1998 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 390 $39,414,071 Nov 6, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,314 2,664 Nov 6, 1998 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 122 $16,305,000 Nov 7, 1998 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 345 $16,305,000 Nov 7, 1998 2
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 876 $16,305,000 Nov 7, 1998 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 419 $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

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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