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What Dreams May Come (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,485,043Details
International Box Office $16,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $71,485,043
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,428 $55,485,043
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,871 $16,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,898 $71,485,043

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$80,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 2nd, 1998 (Wide) by Polygram
Video Release: May 25th, 1999 by Polygram USA Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements involving death, some disturbing images and language
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Keywords: Religious, Heaven and Hell
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,205 $50,547,986 Oct 30, 1998 31
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 131 $6,403,270 Oct 16, 1998 17
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 109 $11,809,869 Oct 16, 1998 17

Cast

   Chris Nielsen
Cuba Gooding, Jr.    Albert
Annabella Sciorra    Annie Nielsen
Max von Sydow    The Tracker

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Michael Kamen

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/10/02 2 $15,833,592   2,526 $6,268   $15,833,592 1
1998/10/09 3 $10,917,143 -31% 2,531 $4,313   $31,248,297 2
1998/10/16 6 $6,403,270 -41% 2,506 $2,555   $41,145,926 3
1998/10/23 8 $4,038,044 -37% 2,274 $1,776   $47,042,103 4
1998/10/30 9 $2,284,940 -43% 2,080 $1,099   $50,547,986 5
1998/11/06 13 $1,467,445 -36% 1,392 $1,054   $52,914,130 6
1998/11/13 15 $710,435 -52% 845 $841   $54,146,121 7
1998/11/20 26 $316,761 -55% 515 $615   $54,662,593 8
1998/11/27 36 $132,220 -58% 203 $651   $54,951,614 9
1998/12/04 32 $98,730 -25% 227 $435   $55,080,426 10
1998/12/11 35 $84,067 -15% 190 $442   $55,201,451 11
1998/12/18 42 $47,505 -43% 128 $371   $55,288,714 12
1998/12/25 53 $30,810 -35% 110 $280   $55,350,897 13

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/10/02 1 $4,960,000   2,526 $1,964   $4,960,000 1
1998/10/03 3 $6,430,000 +30% 2,526 $2,546   $11,390,000 2
1998/10/04 2 $4,043,000 -37% 2,526 $1,601   $15,334,000 3
1998/10/05 1 $1,079,585 -73% 2,526 $427   $16,913,177 4
1998/10/06 1 $1,284,236 +19% 2,526 $508   $18,197,413 5
1998/10/07 1 $1,056,952 -18% 2,526 $418   $19,254,365 6
1998/10/08 1 $1,076,789 +2% 2,526 $426   $20,331,154 7
1998/10/09 2 $3,180,000 +195% 2,531 $1,256   $23,511,000 8
1998/10/10 3 $4,710,000 +48% 2,531 $1,861   $28,221,000 9
1998/10/11 3 $3,027,297 -36% 2,531 $1,196   $31,248,297 10
1998/10/12 3 $1,225,367 -60% 2,531 $484   $32,473,664 11
1998/10/13 1 $823,564 -33% 2,531 $325   $33,297,228 12
1998/10/14 1 $725,989 -12% 2,531 $287   $34,023,217 13
1998/10/15 2 $719,439 -1% 2,531 $284   $34,742,656 14
1998/10/16 6 $1,955,000 +172% 2,506 $780   $36,698,000 15
1998/10/17 6 $2,925,000 +50% 2,506 $1,167   $39,623,000 16
1998/10/18 6 $1,601,000 -45% 2,506 $639   $41,146,000 17
1998/10/19 6 $434,266 -73% 2,506 $173   $41,580,193 18
1998/10/20 5 $520,227 +20% 2,506 $208   $42,100,419 19
1998/10/21 6 $433,689 -17% 2,506 $173   $42,534,108 20
1998/10/22 6 $469,951 +8% 2,506 $188   $43,004,059 21
1998/10/23 9 $1,170,000 +149% 2,274 $515   $44,174,000 22
1998/10/24 8 $1,815,000 +55% 2,274 $798   $45,989,000 23
1998/10/25 8 $994,000 -45% 2,274 $437   $47,042,103 24
1998/10/26 9 $274,966 -72% 2,274 $121   $47,317,069 25
1998/10/27 9 $351,626 +28% 2,274 $155   $47,668,695 26
1998/10/28 8 $293,237 -17% 2,274 $129   $47,961,932 27
1998/11/01 9 $715,000   2,080 $344   $50,548,000 31
1998/11/02 9 $202,513 -72% 2,080 $97   $50,750,499 32
1998/11/03 9 $258,750 +28% 2,080 $124   $51,009,249 33
1998/11/04 9 $215,756 -17% 2,080 $104   $51,225,005 34
1998/11/05 9 $221,680 +3% 2,080 $107   $51,446,685 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/10/02 2 $20,331,154   2,526 $8,049   $20,331,154 1
1998/10/09 2 $14,411,502 -29% 2,531 $5,694   $34,742,656 2
1998/10/16 6 $8,261,403 -43% 2,506 $3,297   $43,004,059 3
1998/10/23 8 $5,258,987 -36% 2,274 $2,313   $48,263,046 4
1998/10/30 9 $3,183,639 -39% 2,080 $1,531   $51,446,685 5
1998/11/06 13 $1,989,001 -38% 1,392 $1,429   $53,435,686 6
1998/11/13 16 $910,146 -54% 845 $1,077   $54,345,832 7
1998/11/20 25 $473,562 -48% 515 $920   $54,819,394 8
1998/11/27 36 $162,302 -66% 203 $800   $54,981,696 9
1998/12/04 33 $135,688 -16% 227 $598   $55,117,384 10
1998/12/11 36 $123,825 -9% 190 $652   $55,241,209 11
1998/12/18 39 $78,878 -36% 128 $616   $55,320,087 12