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Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (1998)

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

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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 244 $6,529,750 Sep 4, 1998 10
Labor Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 146 $7,847,879 Sep 4, 1998 10

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

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Sound Effects Editor    Charles Maynes

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/08/28 5 $3,946,382   1,369 $2,883   $3,946,382 1
1998/09/04 7 $3,540,408 -10% 1,377 $2,571   $8,780,803 2
1998/09/11 12 $1,337,227 -62% 1,123 $1,191   $10,611,134 3
1998/09/18 17 $622,878 -53% 884 $705   $11,599,415 4
1998/09/25 24 $247,788 -60% 445 $557   $12,003,181 5
1998/10/02 42 $81,966 -67% 185 $443   $12,159,381 6
1998/10/09 48 $47,583 -42% 119 $400   $12,231,584 7
1998/10/30 31 $138,214   483 $286   $12,413,650 10

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 GrossWeek
1998/08/28 5 $5,240,395   1,369 $3,828   $5,240,395 1
1998/09/04 7 $4,033,512 -23% 1,377 $2,929   $9,273,907 2
1998/09/11 12 $1,702,630 -58% 1,123 $1,516   $10,976,537 3
1998/09/18 16 $778,856 -54% 884 $881   $11,755,393 4
1998/09/25 24 $322,022 -59% 445 $724   $12,077,415 5
1998/10/02 42 $106,586 -67% 185 $576   $12,184,001 6