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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,680,275Details
International Box Office $3,031,628Details
Worldwide Box Office $13,711,903
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,500,000
Domestic Releases: May 22nd, 1998 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: June 15th, 1999 by Universal Home Entertainment
February 18th, 2003 by Criterion, released as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Criterion Collection
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive extreme drug use and related bizarre behavior, strong language, and brief nudity
Running Time: 119 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Rhino Films, Laila Nabulsi
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 179 $8,291,216 May 22, 1998 3
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 121 $5,331,600 May 22, 1998 3
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 104 $10,197,111 May 22, 1998 3
Memorial Day (Opening, 3-Day) 79 $4,335,095 May 22, 1998 3
Memorial Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 82 $8,291,216 May 22, 1998 3
Memorial Day (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 45 $5,331,600 May 22, 1998 3
Memorial Day (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 45 $10,197,111 May 22, 1998 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 99 3.82 May 22, 1998 3

Leading Cast

   Raoul Duke

Supporting Cast

Benicio del Toro    Dr. Gonzo
Ellen Barkin    The North Star Waitress
Craig Bierko    Lacerda
Gary Busey    Highway Patrolman
Cameron Diaz    Blonde TV Reporter
Flea    Musician
Mark Harmon    Magazine reporter
Katherine Helmond    Desk Clerk at Mint Hotel
Michael Jeter    L. Ron Bumquist
Lyle Lovett    Road Person
Tobey Maguire    Hitchhiker
Christopher Meloni    Clerk at Flamingo Hotel
Christina Ricci    Lucy
Harry Dean Stanton    Judge
Tim Thomerson    Hoodlum
Larry Cedar    Car Rental Agent, Los Angles
Michael Lee Gogin    Uniformed Dwarf
Brian Lebaron    Parking Attendant
Michael Warwick    Bell Boy
Tyde Kierney    Reporter
Richard Riehle    Dune Buggy Driver
Ransom Gates    Dune Buggy Passenger
Frank Romano    Dune Buggy Passanger
Gil Boccaccio    Desert Room Doorman
Gary Bruno    Desert Room Doorman
Richard Portnow    Wine Colored Tuxedo
Steve Schirripa    Goon
Verne J. Troyer*    Wee Waiter
Will Blount    The Black Guy
Ben Yeager    Clown Barker
Penn Jillette    Carnie Talker
Christopher Callen    Bazooko Circus Waitress
Ben Ven Der Veen    TV Crew Man
Alex Craig Mann    Stockbroker
Troy Evans    Police Chief
Gale Baker    Police Chief's Wife
Chris Hendrie    Execuitve Producer
Donald Morrow    Voice of Film Narrator
Jenette Goldstein    Maid
Stephen Bridgewater    Human Cannonball
Buck Holland    Shopper
Mary Gillis    Shopper
Jennifer Elise Cox    Shopper
Robert Allen    Car Rental Agent, Las Vegas
David Brisbin    Man in Car
James O'Sullivan    TV Newsman
Milt Taver    TV Newsman

Cameos

Debbie Reynolds    Voice of Debbie Reynolds

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Terry Gilliam    Screenwriter
Tony Grisoni    Screenwriter
Tod Davies    Screenwriter
Alex Cox    Screenwriter
Hunter S. Thompson    Story Creator
Laila Nabulsi    Producer
Patrick Cassavetti    Producer
Stephen Nemeth    Producer
Harold Bronson    Executive Producer
Richard Foos    Executive Producer
Patrick Wachsberger    Executive Producer
Alex McDowell    Production Designer
Lesley Walker    Editor
Ray Cooper    Composer
Nicola Pecorini    Director of Photography
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt    Co-Producer
John Jergens    Associate Producer
Philip Patterson    Assistant Director
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt    Unit Production Manager
Chris Gorak    Art Director
Nancy Haigh    Set Decorator
Kent Houston    Visual Effects Supervisor
Rob Bottin    Visual Effects Designer
Steve Galich    Special Effects Coordinator
Julie Weiss    Costume Designer
Eden C. Coblenz    Costume Designer
Jay Meagher    Sound Mixer
Robin O'Donoghue    Re-recording Mixer
Dominic Lester    Re-recording Mixer
Peter Pennell    Supervising Sound Editor
Patty York    Makeup
Bridget Cook    Hairstylist
Danny Valencia    Make-up and Hair Designer
Matthew W. Mungle    Special Make-up Effects
Rob Bottin    Special Make-up Effects
Margery Simkin    Casting Director
Noon Orsatti    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
1998/05/22 6 $4,335,095   1,126 $3,850   $4,335,095 1
1998/05/29 10 $1,762,805 -59% 1,130 $1,560   $7,263,295 2
1998/06/05 14 $738,045 -58% 1,118 $660   $9,017,065 3
1998/06/12 18 $294,680 -60% 425 $693   $9,812,470 4
1998/06/19 29 $118,265 -60% 217 $545   $10,168,570 5
1998/06/26 37 $71,345 -40% 116 $615   $10,355,340 6
1998/07/03 44 $48,546 -32% 77 $630   $10,457,221 7
1998/07/10 53 $28,642 -41% 43 $666   $10,526,642 8
1998/07/17 58 $17,701 -38% 31 $571   $10,562,387 9

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/05/22 5 $1,135,000   3,107 $365   $1,135,000 1
1998/05/23 6 $1,100,000 -3% 3,107 $354   $2,235,000 2
1998/05/24 6 $1,175,000 +7% 3,107 $378   $3,410,000 3
1998/05/25 6 $996,505 -15% 1,126 $885   $4,335,095 4
1998/05/26 5 $467,290 -53% 1,126 $415   $4,802,385 5
1998/05/27 6 $349,060 -25% 1,126 $310   $5,151,445 6
1998/05/28 6 $345,000 -1% 1,125 $307   $5,496,000 7
1998/05/29 8 $520,000 +51% 1,130 $460   $6,020,000 8
1998/05/31 9 $531,000   1,130 $470   $7,263,000 10
1998/06/01 8 $271,185 -49% 1,130 $240   $7,534,480 11
1998/06/02 7 $288,150 +6% 1,130 $255   $7,822,630 12
1998/06/03 8 $220,350 -24% 1,130 $195   $8,042,980 13
1998/06/04 9 $236,040 +7% 1,130 $209   $8,279,020 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/05/22 6 $5,500,490   1,126 $4,885   $5,500,490 1
1998/05/29 9 $2,778,530 -49% 1,130 $2,459   $8,279,020 2
1998/06/05 13 $1,238,770 -55% 1,118 $1,108   $9,517,790 3
1998/06/12 18 $532,515 -57% 425 $1,253   $10,050,305 4
1998/06/19 27 $233,690 -56% 217 $1,077   $10,283,995 5
1998/06/26 37 $124,680 -47% 116 $1,075   $10,408,675 6
1998/07/03 43 $89,325 -28% 77 $1,160   $10,498,000 7
1998/07/10 51 $46,686 -48% 43 $1,086   $10,544,686 8

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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