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Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,506,676Details
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
54% - Rotten
Audience
76% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 28th, 1998 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: January 19th, 1999 by Warner Home Video, released as Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality
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Keywords: African-American, Singers, Jazz, Lawyers, New York, Non-Chronological, Inheritance, Relationships Gone Wrong, Bigamy or Polygamy, Addiction, Narcotics, 1960s, 1980s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,737 $138,214 Oct 30, 1998 66
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,890 $47,583 Oct 9, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,909 $81,966 Oct 2, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,506 $247,788 Sep 25, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,332 $622,878 Sep 18, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,356 $1,337,227 Sep 11, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,721 $3,540,408 Sep 4, 1998 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,275 $3,946,382 Aug 28, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,087 1,369 Aug 28, 1998 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 764 2.96 Aug 28, 1998 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 877 33.8% Aug 28, 1998 1

Cast

Larenz Tate    Frankie Lymon
Halle Berry    Zola Taylor
Lela Rochon    Emira Eagle
Vivica Fox    Elizabeth Waters
Pamela Reed    Judge Lambrey
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.    Young Little Richard
J. August Richards    Sherman

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/08/28 5 $3,946,382   1,369 $2,883   $3,946,382 3
1998/09/04 7 $3,540,408 -10% 1,377 $2,571   $8,780,803 10
1998/09/11 12 $1,337,227 -62% 1,123 $1,191   $10,611,134 17
1998/09/18 17 $622,878 -53% 884 $705   $11,599,415 24
1998/09/25 24 $247,788 -60% 445 $557   $12,003,181 31
1998/10/02 42 $81,966 -67% 185 $443   $12,159,381 38
1998/10/09 48 $47,583 -42% 119 $400   $12,231,584 45
1998/10/30 31 $138,214   483 $286   $12,413,650 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/08/28 5 $1,335,000   1,369 $975   $1,335,000 1
1998/08/29 6 $1,565,000 +17% 1,369 $1,143   $2,900,000 2
1998/08/30 6 $1,036,000 -34% 1,369 $757   $3,946,000 3
1998/08/31 6 $307,886 -70% 1,369 $225   $4,254,263 4
1998/09/01 6 $351,380 +14% 1,369 $257   $4,605,648 5
1998/09/02 5 $326,916 -7% 1,369 $239   $4,932,564 6
1998/09/03 6 $307,831 -6% 1,369 $225   $5,240,395 7
1998/09/04 7 $760,000 +147% 1,377 $552   $6,000,000 8
1998/09/05 6 $1,110,000 +46% 1,377 $806   $7,110,000 9
1998/09/06 7 $930,000 -16% 1,377 $675   $8,040,000 10
1998/09/07 8 $714,685 -23% 1,377 $519   $8,780,803 11
1998/09/08 7 $182,908 -74% 1,377 $133   $8,963,711 12
1998/09/09 7 $157,708 -14% 1,377 $115   $9,121,419 13
1998/09/10 7 $152,488 -3% 1,377 $111   $9,273,907 14
1998/09/13 10 $355,000   1,123 $316   $10,611,000 17
1998/09/18 9 $175,000   884 $198   $11,152,000 22
1998/09/19 9 $285,000 +63% 884 $322   $11,437,000 23

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/08/28 5 $5,240,395   1,369 $3,828   $5,240,395 7
1998/09/04 7 $4,033,512 -23% 1,377 $2,929   $9,273,907 14
1998/09/11 12 $1,702,630 -58% 1,123 $1,516   $10,976,537 21
1998/09/18 16 $778,856 -54% 884 $881   $11,755,393 28
1998/09/25 24 $322,022 -59% 445 $724   $12,077,415 35
1998/10/02 42 $106,586 -67% 185 $576   $12,184,001 42