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Blade (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,141,876Details
International Box Office $61,095,812Details
Worldwide Box Office $131,237,688
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$45,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 21st, 1998 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: December 22nd, 1998 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong, pervasive vampire violence and gore, language and brief sexuality
Running Time: 120 minutes
Franchise: Blade
Comparisons: vs. Dick Tracy
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Keywords: Marvel Comics, Vampire, Monster, Visual Effects
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Amen Ra Films, Imaginary Forces
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 976 $50,208,918 Sep 4, 1998 19
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 31 $10,788,664 Sep 4, 1998 17
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 18 $20,634,183 Sep 4, 1998 17
Labor Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 33 $13,016,239 Sep 4, 1998 17
Labor Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 10 $24,894,598 Sep 4, 1998 17

Leading Cast

   Blade

Supporting Cast

Stephen Dorff    Deacon Frost
Kris Kristofferson    Whistler
N'Bushe Wright    Karen
Donal Logue    Quinn
Udo Kier    Vampire Elder Dragonetti
Arly Jover    Mercury
Traci Lords    Racquel
Kevin Patrick Walls    Krieger
Tim Guinee    Curtis Webb
Sanaa Lathan    Vanessa
Eric Edwards    Pearl
Carman Thomas    Senior Resident
Shannon Lee    Resident
Kenneth Johnson    Heatseeking Dennis
Clint Curtis    Creepy Morgue Guy
Judson Scott    Pallantine
Keith Leon Williams    Kam
Sidney Liufau    Japanese Doorman
Donna Wong    Nurse
Andray Johnson    Paramedic
Stephen R. Peluso    Paramedic
Marcus Aurelius    Pragmatic Policeman
John Enos, III    Blood Club Bouncer
Eboni Adams    Martial Arts Kid
Lyle Conway    Reichardt
Freeman White, III    Menacing Stud
D.V. DeVincentis    Vampire Underling
Marcus Salgado    Frost's Goon
Esau McKnight    Frost's Goon
Erl    Von Esper
Matt Schulze    Crease
Lennox Brown    Pleading Goon
Yvette Ocampo    Party Girl
Irene Stepic    Slavic Vampire Lord
Jenya Lano    Russian Woman
Levani Outchaneichvili    Russian Vampire

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
David S. Goyer    Screenwriter
Peter Frankfurt    Producer
Wesley Snipes    Producer
Robert Engelman    Producer
Stan Lee    Executive Producer
Avi Arad    Executive Producer
Joseph Calamari    Executive Producer
Lynn Harris    Executive Producer
Theo Van de Sande    Director of Photography
Kirk M. Petruccelli    Production Designer
Paul Rubell    Editor
Mark Isham    Composer
Andrew J. Horne    Co-Producer
Jon Divens    Co-Producer
Barry Chusid    Art Director
Greg Grande    Set Decorator
Chuck Comisky    Visual Effects Supervisor
Richard Hollander    Visual Effects Supervisor
Kevin O'Neill    Visual Effects Supervisor
Richard Bailey    Digital Effects Supervisor
Lou Carlucci    Special Effects Coordinator
Vincent Montefusco    Special Effects Supervisor
Sanja Milkovic Hays    Costume Designer
Lee Orloff    Sound Mixer
Ken Teaney    Re-recording Mixer
Marshall Garlington    Re-recording Mixer
Gregory Hedgepath    Supervising Sound Editor
Harry Cohen    Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Kamper    Sound Effects Editor
Tim Walston    Sound Effects Editor
Jonathan Karp    Sound Effects Editor
Elisabeth Flaum    Sound Effects Editor
Perry M. Germain    Make-up and Hair Designer
Joy Zapata-Chavez*    Hairstylist
Dana Sano    Music Supervisor
Marv Wolfman    Character Creator
Gene Colan    Character Creator
Rachel Abrams    Casting Director
Jory Weitz    Casting Director
Jeff Ward    Stunt Coordinator
Henry Kingi Jr.    Stunt Coordinator

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/08/21 1 $17,073,856   2,322 $7,353   $17,073,856 1
1998/08/28 1 $10,925,976 -36% 2,351 $4,647   $34,736,622 2
1998/09/04 2 $10,788,664 -1% 2,375 $4,543   $49,555,263 3
1998/09/11 3 $5,193,323 -52% 2,389 $2,174   $56,437,673 4
1998/09/18 7 $3,263,253 -37% 2,375 $1,374   $61,304,718 5
1998/09/25 9 $2,009,627 -38% 2,232 $900   $64,280,568 6
1998/10/02 11 $1,054,786 -48% 1,388 $760   $65,982,804 7
1998/10/09 15 $601,619 -43% 987 $610   $66,913,271 8
1998/10/16 18 $393,574 -35% 544 $723   $67,709,704 9
1998/10/23 27 $220,317 -44% 337 $654   $68,062,779 10
1998/10/30 33 $122,701 -44% 296 $415   $68,248,507 11
1998/11/06 39 $82,388 -33% 170 $485   $68,426,952 12
1998/11/13 46 $56,717 -31% 95 $597   $68,521,877 13
1998/11/20 25 $321,818 +467% 573 $562   $68,865,991 14
1998/11/27 25 $291,902 -9% 419 $697   $69,344,838 15
1998/12/04 24 $251,069 -14% 401 $626   $69,704,495 16
1998/12/11 31 $123,982 -51% 355 $349   $69,890,874 17
1998/12/18 40 $63,529 -49% 247 $257   $70,001,065 18

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/08/21 1 $5,885,000   2,322 $2,534   $5,885,000 1
1998/08/22 1 $6,190,000 +5% 2,322 $2,666   $11,775,000 2
1998/08/23 1 $5,025,000 -19% 2,322 $2,164   $17,100,000 3
1998/08/24 1 $1,963,480 -61% 2,322 $846   $19,037,336 4
1998/08/25 1 $2,017,182 +3% 2,322 $869   $21,054,518 5
1998/08/26 1 $1,600,506 -21% 2,322 $689   $22,655,024 6
1998/08/27 1 $1,562,605 -2% 2,322 $673   $24,217,629 7
1998/08/28 1 $3,045,000 +95% 2,351 $1,295   $26,856,000 8
1998/08/29 1 $4,470,000 +47% 2,351 $1,901   $31,326,000 9
1998/08/30 1 $3,329,000 -26% 2,351 $1,416   $34,737,000 10
1998/08/31 1 $1,082,370 -67% 2,351 $460   $35,818,992 11
1998/09/01 1 $1,150,019 +6% 2,351 $489   $36,969,011 12
1998/09/02 1 $942,399 -18% 2,351 $401   $37,911,410 13
1998/09/03 1 $911,849 -3% 2,351 $388   $38,823,259 14
1998/09/04 2 $2,165,000 +137% 2,375 $912   $40,932,000 15
1998/09/05 2 $3,290,000 +52% 2,375 $1,385   $44,222,000 16
1998/09/06 2 $3,060,000 -7% 2,375 $1,288   $47,282,000 17
1998/09/07 1 $2,227,575 -27% 2,375 $938   $49,555,263 18
1998/09/08 2 $653,655 -71% 2,375 $275   $50,208,918 19
1998/09/09 2 $551,482 -16% 2,375 $232   $50,760,401 20
1998/09/10 2 $488,920 -11% 2,375 $206   $51,249,321 21
1998/09/11 3 $1,330,000 +172% 2,389 $557   $52,574,000 22
1998/09/12 3 $2,365,000 +78% 2,389 $990   $54,939,000 23
1998/09/13 3 $1,477,000 -38% 2,389 $618   $56,438,000 24
1998/09/14 3 $390,072 -74% 2,389 $163   $56,827,745 25
1998/09/15 4 $468,803 +20% 2,389 $196   $57,296,548 26
1998/09/16 4 $381,786 -19% 2,389 $160   $57,678,334 27
1998/09/17 4 $384,156 +1% 2,389 $161   $58,062,490 28
1998/09/18 7 $865,000 +125% 2,375 $364   $58,906,000 29
1998/09/19 7 $1,455,000 +68% 2,375 $613   $60,361,000 30
1998/09/20 6 $904,000 -38% 2,375 $381   $61,305,000 31
1998/09/21 7 $253,880 -72% 2,375 $107   $61,558,598 32
1998/09/22 6 $291,318 +15% 2,375 $123   $61,849,916 33
1998/09/23 6 $219,010 -25% 2,375 $92   $62,068,926 34
1998/09/24 6 $219,624 n/c 2,375 $92   $62,288,550 35
1998/09/25 9 $525,000 +139% 2,232 $235   $62,796,000 36
1998/09/26 9 $944,000 +80% 2,232 $423   $63,740,000 37
1998/09/27 9 $541,000 -43% 2,232 $242   $64,281,000 38
1998/09/28 8 $145,039 -73% 2,232 $65   $64,425,607 39
1998/09/29 9 $175,329 +21% 2,232 $79   $64,600,936 40
1998/09/30 9 $167,287 -5% 2,232 $75   $64,768,223 41
1998/10/01 8 $165,624 -1% 2,232 $74   $64,933,847 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/08/21 1 $23,810,646   2,322 $10,254   $23,810,646 1
1998/08/28 1 $14,955,953 -37% 2,351 $6,362   $38,766,599 2
1998/09/04 2 $12,477,751 -17% 2,375 $5,254   $51,244,350 3
1998/09/11 3 $6,797,115 -46% 2,389 $2,845   $58,041,465 4
1998/09/18 7 $4,229,476 -38% 2,375 $1,781   $62,270,941 5
1998/09/25 9 $2,657,077 -37% 2,232 $1,190   $64,928,018 6
1998/10/02 11 $1,383,634 -48% 1,388 $997   $66,311,652 7
1998/10/09 14 $1,004,478 -27% 987 $1,018   $67,316,130 8
1998/10/16 18 $526,332 -48% 544 $968   $67,842,462 9
1998/10/23 26 $283,344 -46% 337 $841   $68,125,806 10
1998/10/30 28 $218,758 -23% 296 $739   $68,344,564 11
1998/11/06 39 $120,596 -45% 170 $709   $68,465,160 12
1998/11/13 45 $79,013 -34% 95 $832   $68,544,173 13
1998/11/20 24 $508,763 +544% 573 $888   $69,052,936 14
1998/11/27 25 $400,490 -21% 419 $956   $69,453,426 15
1998/12/04 24 $313,466 -22% 401 $782   $69,766,892 16
1998/12/11 31 $170,644 -46% 355 $481   $69,937,536 17

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