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Def Jam's How To Be a Player (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,010,363Details
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 6th, 1997 (Wide) by Gramercy
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content and language
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 60 $2,527,810 Aug 15, 1997 12
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 32 $4,206,656 Aug 8, 1997 5

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Bill Bellamy    Drayton Jackson
Bernie Mac    Buster

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Jeffrey Silver    Executive Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1997/08/08 8 $4,206,656   751 $5,601   $5,736,692 1
1997/08/15 11 $2,527,810 -40% 756 $3,344   $10,015,681 2
1997/08/22 19 $898,410 -64% 556 $1,616   $12,022,832 3
1997/08/29 25 $494,332 -45% 335 $1,476   $12,785,469 4
1997/09/05 28 $256,230 -48% 285 $899   $13,118,647 5
1997/09/12 31 $203,965 -20% 231 $883   $13,394,432 6
1997/09/19 32 $151,617 -26% 201 $754   $13,606,973 7
1997/09/26 35 $84,883 -44% 118 $719   $13,730,060 8
1997/10/03 38 $60,016 -29% 81 $741   $13,809,067 9
1997/10/10 48 $39,860 -34% 49 $813   $13,861,239 10
1997/10/17 45 $48,609 +22% 68 $715   $13,917,655 11
1997/10/24 54 $31,057 -36% 69 $450   $13,960,203 12
1997/10/31 59 $22,280 -28% 42 $530   $13,991,072 13
1997/11/07 66 $10,262 -54% 24 $428   $14,008,431 14

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/08/06 6 $871,204   751 $1,160   $871,204 1
1997/08/07 8 $658,832 -24% 751 $877   $1,530,036 2
1997/08/08 7 $1,312,284 +99% 751 $1,747   $2,842,320 3
1997/08/09 8 $1,625,075 +24% 751 $2,164   $4,467,395 4
1997/08/10 8 $1,269,297 -22% 751 $1,690   $5,736,692 5
1997/08/11 9 $519,028 -59% 751 $691   $6,255,720 6
1997/08/12 9 $460,311 -11% 751 $613   $6,716,031 7
1997/08/13 9 $402,300 -13% 751 $536   $7,118,331 8
1997/08/14 9 $369,540 -8% 751 $492   $7,487,871 9
1997/08/15 10 $760,043 +106% 756 $1,005   $8,247,914 10
1997/08/16 11 $968,361 +27% 756 $1,281   $9,216,275 11
1997/08/17 10 $799,406 -17% 756 $1,057   $10,015,681 12
1997/08/18 10 $342,731 -57% 756 $453   $10,358,412 13
1997/08/19 11 $269,285 -21% 756 $356   $10,627,697 14
1997/08/20 11 $272,225 +1% 756 $360   $10,899,922 15
1997/08/21 11 $224,500 -18% 756 $297   $11,124,422 16
1997/08/22 - $287,031 +28% 556 $516   $11,411,453 17
1997/08/23 - $366,162 +28% 556 $659   $11,777,615 18
1997/08/24 - $245,217 -33% 556 $441   $12,022,832 19

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1997/08/08 9 $5,957,835   751 $7,933   $7,487,871 2
1997/08/15 11 $3,636,551 -39% 756 $4,810   $11,124,422 3
1997/08/22 19 $1,166,715 -68% 556 $2,098   $12,291,137 4
1997/08/29 25 $571,280 -51% 335 $1,705   $12,862,417 5
1997/09/05 28 $328,050 -43% 285 $1,151   $13,190,467 6
1997/09/12 32 $264,889 -19% 231 $1,147   $13,455,356 7
1997/09/19 33 $189,821 -28% 201 $944   $13,645,177 8
1997/09/26 36 $103,874 -45% 118 $880   $13,749,051 9
1997/10/03 42 $72,328 -30% 81 $893   $13,821,379 10
1997/10/10 46 $47,667 -34% 49 $973   $13,869,046 11
1997/10/17 49 $60,100 +26% 68 $884   $13,929,146 12
1997/10/24 52 $39,646 -34% 69 $575   $13,968,792 13
1997/10/31 56 $29,377 -26% 42 $699   $13,998,169 14

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