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The Great White Hype (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,852,282Details
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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 3rd, 1996 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: R for language and brief sexuality
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Rev. Fred Sultan
   Terry Conklin
   Hassan El Ruk'n
   James 'The Grim Reaper' Roper

Supporting Cast

Jeff Goldblum    Mitchell Kane
Jon Lovitz    Sol
Corbin Bernsen    Peter Prince
Cheech Marin    Julio Escobar
John Rhys-Davies    Johnny Windsor
Salli Richardson    Bambi
Rocky Carroll    Artemus St. John Saint
Albert Hall    Roper's Manager
Susan Gibney    Vivian
Michael Jace    Marvin Shabazz
Duane Davis    Palace Guard
Lamont Johnson    Palace Guard
Sam Whipple    Artie
Lydell M Cheshier    Palace Guard
Stu Nahan    Fight Announcer
Ferdie Pacheco    Fight Announcer
Al Rodrigo    Press Member
Renee Ammann    Angel
Walter Addison    Michael Katz
Jonathan P. Hicks    Sports Writer
Craig Modderno    Sports Writer
Michael Fairman    Chairman Jerry Schwartz
Brad Blaisdell    Press Corps
James Hardie    Press Corps
Nedra Volz    Old Lady
Rick Scarry    White Middle American
Elizabeth LaRou    Pretty Young Woman
Alyson Croft    Pretty Young Woman
Christal L. House    Pretty Young Woman
Richard Steele    Referee
Anthony Johnson    Sultan's Valet
Irv L. Dotten    Roper's Crony
Deezer D.    Roper's Crony
Reno Wilson    Roper's Crony
Art Evans    Minister
Randy Harris    Palace Guard
G. John Slagle    Lame
Leon Frederick    Cornerman
James H. Hays    Cornerman


Bert Randolph Sugar    Himself
Tim Kawakami    Himself
Brian Setzer    Himself
Method Man    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Tony Hendra    Screenwriter
Ron Shelton    Screenwriter
Fred Berner    Producer
Joshua Donen    Producer
Charles Rosen    Production Designer
Earl Watson    Editor
Marcus Miller    Composer
Ron Garcia    Director of Photography
Barry Berg    Co-Producer
Neil Liefer    Co-Producer
Barry K. Thomas    Assistant Director
Barry Berg    Unit Production Manager
Yoli Poropat    Production Supervisor
Scott Ritenour    Art Director
Mary McIntosh    Set Decorator
Rich Thorne    Visual Effects Supervisor
Ronald Nary    Special Effects
Mike Thompson    Special Effects
Ruth E. Carter    Costume Designer
Susie Money    Costume Supervisor
David Chornow    Sound Mixer
Lora Hirschberg    Re-recording Mixer
Michael Semanick    Re-recording Mixer
Steven D. Williams    Supervising Sound Editor
Craig Berkey    Sound Effects Editor
Sean Garnhart    Sound Effects Editor
David Arnold    Dialogue Editor
Lou Angelo    Dialogue Editor
Katherine Quittner    Music Editor
Robert L. Stevenson    Hairstylist
Bill Stephney    Music Supervisor
Eileen Mack Knight    Casting Director
Eddie L. Watkins    Stunt Coordinator

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/05/03 5 $3,349,481   1,496 $2,239   $3,349,481 1
1996/05/10 7 $1,323,594 -60% 1,499 $883   $5,569,938 2
1996/05/17 10 $836,157 -37% 1,183 $707   $6,928,787 3
1996/05/24 23 $319,972 -62% 442 $724   $7,470,961 4
1996/05/31 34 $84,678 -74% 166 $510   $7,633,471 5
1996/06/07 38 $81,035 -4% 162 $500   $7,751,497 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/05/03 5 $4,246,344   1,496 $2,838   $4,246,344 1
1996/05/10 7 $1,846,286 -57% 1,499 $1,232   $6,092,630 2
1996/05/17 10 $1,058,359 -43% 1,183 $895   $7,150,989 3
1996/05/24 22 $397,804 -62% 442 $900   $7,548,793 4
1996/05/31 35 $121,669 -69% 166 $733   $7,670,462 5