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The Wedding Singer (1998)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $80,245,725Details
International Box Office $43,100,000
Worldwide Box Office $123,345,725
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
67% - Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 13th, 1998 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: January 12th, 1998 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex-related material and language
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, Singers, Wedding Day Disasters
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Robert Simonds Company, Brad Grey
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 232 $29,708 Aug 7, 1998 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 240 $39,109 Jul 31, 1998 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 224 $60,129 Jul 24, 1998 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 252 $67,799 Jul 17, 1998 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 270 $81,192 Jul 10, 1998 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 271 $109,407 Jul 3, 1998 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 286 $144,136 Jun 26, 1998 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 277 $201,378 Jun 19, 1998 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 255 $286,386 Jun 12, 1998 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 227 $394,235 Jun 5, 1998 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 246 $436,343 May 29, 1998 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 171 $813,013 May 22, 1998 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 696 $206,668 May 15, 1998 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 694 $244,887 May 8, 1998 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 793 $258,826 May 1, 1998 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 877 $287,759 Apr 24, 1998 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 854 $397,838 Apr 17, 1998 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 846 $601,711 Apr 10, 1998 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 725 $1,178,282 Apr 3, 1998 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 706 $1,821,287 Mar 27, 1998 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 575 $3,254,479 Mar 20, 1998 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 581 $4,666,969 Mar 13, 1998 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 676 $6,198,896 Mar 6, 1998 24
Fastest to $50m 925 $50,135,253 Feb 27, 1998 19
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 697 $8,719,890 Feb 27, 1998 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 798 $12,228,970 Feb 20, 1998 10
Biggest Domestic February Day 138 $9,250,000 Feb 15, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic Sunday 539 $9,250,000 Feb 15, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic February Weekend 69 $21,917,127 Feb 13, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 749 $21,917,127 Feb 13, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic Weekend 1,181 $21,917,127 Feb 13, 1998 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,461 23.7% Feb 13, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,100 2,821 Feb 13, 1998 3
Biggest Domestic Saturday 1,368 $7,750,000 Feb 14, 1998 2
Biggest Domestic Friday 1,768 $5,200,000 Feb 13, 1998 1
Never No. 1 Domestic 231 $80,245,725 Jan 12, 1998 0

Cast

   Robby Hart
   Julia
Christine Taylor    Holly
Allen Covert    Sammy
Angela Featherstone    Linda
Ellen Albertini Dow    Rose
Matthew Glave    Glenn
Billy Idol    Himself
Peter Dante    David's Friend
Kevin Nealon    Mr. Simms
Jodi Thelen    Kate

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Tim Herlihy
Producer    Jack Giarraputo
Producer    Robert Simonds
Executive Producer    Brad Grey
Executive Producer    Sandy Wernick
Co-Producer    Ira Shuman
Associate Producer    Rita Smith
Associate Producer    Michelle Holdsworth
Composer    Teddy Castellucci
Editor    Tom Lewis
Assistant Director    James M. Freitag
Unit Production Manager    Ira Shuman
Production Designer    Perry Andelin Blake
Art Director    Alan Au
Set Decorator    Lisa Deutsch
Director of Photography    Tim Suhrstedt
Costume Designer    Mona May
Costume Designer    Deahdra 'Dee Dee' Scarano
Sound Mixer    Kim H. Ornitz
Re-recording Mixer    Scott Millan
Re-recording Mixer    Brad Sherman
Re-recording Mixer    Jim Fitzpatrick
Sound Designer    Elmo Weber
Music Supervisor    Michael Dilbeck
Casting    Roger Mussenden
Stunt Coordinator    Michael Runyard

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/02/13 2 $21,917,127   2,821 $7,769   $21,917,127 3
1998/02/20 2 $12,228,970 -44% 2,837 $4,311   $37,652,488 10
1998/02/27 2 $8,719,890 -29% 2,826 $3,086   $48,833,850 17
1998/03/06 3 $6,198,896 -29% 2,826 $2,194   $57,076,673 24
1998/03/13 5 $4,666,969 -25% 2,550 $1,830   $63,482,769 31
1998/03/20 9 $3,254,479 -30% 2,065 $1,576   $68,391,968 38
1998/03/27 13 $1,821,287 -44% 1,686 $1,080   $71,164,169 45
1998/04/03 14 $1,178,282 -35% 1,026 $1,148   $72,880,931 52
1998/04/10 19 $601,711 -49% 772 $779   $73,996,535 59
1998/04/17 24 $397,838 -34% 407 $977   $74,662,893 66
1998/04/24 28 $287,759 -28% 325 $885   $75,070,741 73
1998/05/01 27 $258,826 -10% 279 $928   $75,406,211 80
1998/05/08 27 $244,887 -5% 261 $938   $75,737,016 87
1998/05/15 27 $206,668 -16% 217 $952   $76,001,620 94
1998/05/22 15 $813,013 +293% 653 $1,245   $76,868,604 101
1998/05/29 17 $436,343 -46% 599 $728   $77,515,681 108
1998/06/05 16 $394,235 -10% 523 $754   $78,159,383 115
1998/06/12 19 $286,386 -27% 435 $658   $78,706,378 122
1998/06/19 21 $201,378 -30% 345 $584   $79,112,042 129
1998/06/26 28 $144,136 -28% 248 $581   $79,410,776 136
1998/07/03 35 $109,407 -24% 235 $466   $79,631,716 143
1998/07/10 36 $81,192 -26% 226 $359   $79,811,125 150
1998/07/17 37 $67,799 -16% 114 $595   $79,953,898 157
1998/07/24 38 $60,129 -11% 98 $614   $80,071,563 164
1998/07/31 49 $39,109 -35% 68 $575   $80,157,601 171
1998/08/07 51 $29,708 -24% 50 $594   $80,224,502 178

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/02/13 2 $5,200,000   2,812 $1,849   $5,200,000 1
1998/02/14 2 $7,750,000 +49% 2,812 $2,756   $12,950,000 2
1998/02/15 2 $9,250,000 +19% 2,812 $3,289   $18,812,156 3
1998/02/16 2 $3,104,971 -66% 2,821 $1,101   $21,917,127 4
1998/02/17 2 $1,462,101 -53% 2,821 $518   $23,379,228 5
1998/02/18 2 $1,197,915 -18% 2,821 $425   $24,577,143 6
1998/02/19 2 $1,266,860 +6% 2,821 $449   $25,844,003 7
1998/02/20 2 $3,885,000 +207% 2,837 $1,369   $29,309,000 8
1998/02/21 2 $5,635,000 +45% 2,837 $1,986   $34,944,000 9
1998/02/22 2 $3,305,000 -41% 2,837 $1,165   $38,249,000 10
1998/02/23 2 $744,877 -77% 2,837 $263   $38,397,365 11
1998/02/24 2 $810,252 +9% 2,837 $286   $39,128,451 12
1998/02/25 2 $650,536 -20% 2,837 $229   $39,953,976 13
1998/02/26 2 $680,000 +5% 2,837 $240   $40,388,000 14
1998/02/27 2 $2,601,000 +283% 2,836 $917   $42,989,000 15
1998/02/28 2 $4,250,000 +63% 2,836 $1,499   $47,239,000 16
1998/03/01 2 $2,077,000 -51% 2,826 $735   $48,834,000 17
1998/03/02 2 $579,427 -72% 2,826 $205   $49,418,277 18
1998/03/03 2 $721,976 +25% 2,826 $255   $50,135,253 19
1998/03/04 2 $554,904 -23% 2,826 $196   $50,690,157 20
1998/03/05 2 $598,352 +8% 2,826 $212   $51,288,509 21
1998/03/06 4 $1,810,000 +202% 2,826 $640   $52,688,000 22
1998/03/07 3 $2,675,000 +48% 2,826 $947   $55,363,000 23
1998/03/08 3 $1,527,000 -43% 2,826 $540   $57,076,673 24
1998/03/09 3 $461,228 -70% 2,826 $163   $57,537,901 25
1998/03/10 5 $430,000 -7% 2,826 $152   $57,892,000 26
1998/03/11 3 $447,044 +4% 2,826 $158   $58,535,364 27
1998/03/12 3 $511,842 +14% 2,826 $181   $59,047,206 28
1998/03/13 5 $1,365,000 +167% 2,550 $535   $60,368,000 29
1998/03/14 5 $2,125,000 +56% 2,550 $833   $62,306,000 30
1998/03/15 5 $1,161,000 -45% 2,550 $455   $63,482,769 31
1998/03/16 4 $451,093 -61% 2,550 $177   $63,933,862 32
1998/03/17 4 $495,375 +10% 2,550 $194   $64,429,237 33
1998/03/18 5 $464,101 -6% 2,550 $182   $64,893,338 34
1998/03/19 5 $495,684 +7% 2,550 $194   $65,389,022 35
1998/03/20 8 $990,000 +100% 2,065 $479   $66,127,000 36
1998/03/21 9 $1,470,000 +48% 2,065 $712   $67,597,000 37
1998/03/22 9 $774,000 -47% 2,065 $375   $68,391,968 38
1998/03/23 8 $206,006 -73% 2,065 $100   $68,597,974 39
1998/03/24 9 $235,000 +14% 2,065 $114   $68,832,974 40
1998/03/25 9 $258,896 +10% 2,065 $125   $69,138,946 41
1998/03/26 8 $280,730 +8% 2,065 $136   $69,419,676 42
1998/04/01 10 $170,440   1,686 $101   $71,660,287 48
1998/04/02 10 $174,578 +2% 1,686 $104   $71,834,865 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/02/13 2 $25,423,518   2,821 $9,012   $25,423,518 7
1998/02/20 2 $14,690,442 -42% 2,837 $5,178   $40,113,960 14
1998/02/27 2 $10,763,817 -27% 2,826 $3,809   $50,877,777 21
1998/03/06 3 $7,938,023 -26% 2,826 $2,809   $58,815,800 28
1998/03/13 5 $6,321,689 -20% 2,550 $2,479   $65,137,489 35
1998/03/20 9 $4,205,393 -33% 2,065 $2,037   $69,342,882 42
1998/03/27 13 $2,359,767 -44% 1,686 $1,400   $71,702,649 49
1998/04/03 14 $1,692,175 -28% 1,026 $1,649   $73,394,824 56
1998/04/10 19 $870,231 -49% 772 $1,127   $74,265,055 63
1998/04/17 24 $517,927 -40% 407 $1,273   $74,782,982 70
1998/04/24 28 $364,403 -30% 325 $1,121   $75,147,385 77
1998/05/01 27 $344,744 -5% 279 $1,236   $75,492,129 84
1998/05/08 28 $302,823 -12% 261 $1,160   $75,794,952 91
1998/05/15 28 $260,639 -14% 217 $1,201   $76,055,591 98
1998/05/22 15 $1,023,747 +293% 653 $1,568   $77,079,338 105
1998/05/29 17 $685,810 -33% 599 $1,145   $77,765,148 112
1998/06/05 17 $654,844 -5% 523 $1,252   $78,419,992 119
1998/06/12 19 $490,672 -25% 435 $1,128   $78,910,664 126
1998/06/19 21 $355,976 -27% 345 $1,032   $79,266,640 133
1998/06/26 29 $255,669 -28% 248 $1,031   $79,522,309 140
1998/07/03 31 $207,624 -19% 235 $884   $79,729,933 147
1998/07/10 34 $156,166 -25% 226 $691   $79,886,099 154
1998/07/17 34 $125,335 -20% 114 $1,099   $80,011,434 161
1998/07/24 36 $107,058 -15% 98 $1,092   $80,118,492 168
1998/07/31 46 $76,302 -29% 68 $1,122   $80,194,794 175