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Meet Joe Black (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,650,003Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,839 $44,650,003
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,759 $44,650,003

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$85,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 13th, 1998 (Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for an accident scene, some sexuality and brief strong language
Running Time: 181 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Universal Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day) 203 $5,786,830 Nov 27, 1998 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 197 $11,067,775 Nov 27, 1998 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 189 $8,016,830 Nov 27, 1998 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 195 $15,332,828 Nov 27, 1998 17
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 54 $15,017,995 Nov 13, 1998 3
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 40 $28,723,116 Nov 13, 1998 3
Veterans Day (Opening, 3-Day) 27 $15,017,995 Nov 13, 1998 3
Veterans Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 21 $28,723,116 Nov 13, 1998 3

Leading Cast

   Joe Black/Man in Coffee Shop
   Susan Parrish

Supporting Cast

Anthony Hopkins    William Parrish
Jake Weber    Drew
Marcia Gay Harden    Allison
Jeffrey Tambor    Quince
David S. Howard    Eddie Sloane
Lois Kelly-Miller    Jamaican Woman
Jahnni St. John    Jamaican Woman's Daughter
Richard Clarke    Butler
Marylouise Burke    Lillian
Diane Kagan    Jennifer
June Squibb    Helen
Gene Canfield    Construction Foreman
Suzanne Hevner    Florist
Steve Coats    Electrician
Madeline N. Balmaceda    Madeline
Julie Lund    Drew's Secretary
Kay Gaffney    Boardmember
Anthony Kane    Boardmember
Joe H. Lamb    Boardmember
Robert C. Lee    Boardmember
Jim McNickle    Boardmember
Hardy Phippen    Boardmember
Stephen Adly-Guirgis    Hospital Receptionist
Leo Marks    Party Waiter
Michelle Youell    Party Guest
Gene Leverone    Party Guest

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Ron Osborn    Screenwriter
Jeff Reno    Screenwriter
Kevin Wade    Screenwriter
Bo Goldman    Screenwriter
Alberto Casella    Story Creator
Walter Ferris    Story Creator
Maxwell Anderson    Story Creator
Gladys Lehman    Story Creator
Martin Brest    Producer
Ronald L. Schwary    Executive Producer
Dante Ferretti    Production Designer
Joe Hutshing    Editor
Michael Tronick    Editor
Thomas Newman    Composer
Emmanuel Lubezki    Director of Photography
David Wally    Co-Producer
Celia Costas    Associate Producer
Amy Sayres    Assistant Director
Celia Costas    Unit Production Manager
Robert Guerra    Art Director
Leslie Bloom    Set Decorator
Aude Bronson-Howard    Costume Designer
David C. Robinson    Costume Designer
Danny Michael    Sound Mixer
Chris Jenkins    Re-recording Mixer
Ron Bartlett    Re-recording Mixer
Mark Smith    Re-recording Mixer
Scott A. Hecker    Supervising Sound Editor
Eric A. Norris    Sound Effects Editor
Joe Earle    Sound Effects Editor
Linda Keim    Sound Effects Editor
Ken Johnson    Sound Effects Editor
Richard Dean    Make up
Randy Houston Mercer    Make up
Lyndell Quiyou    Hairstylist
Beth Miller    Hairstylist
Juliet Taylor    Casting Director
Ellen Lewis    Casting Director
Buddy Joe Hooker    Stunt Coordinator

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 1st, 2012

May 1st, 2012

It's yet another very slow week on the home market. In fact, all of May is very slow on the home market, although this is not surprising for this time of year. I'm not even going to attempt to pad out the list this week. Is there anything in contention for Pick of the Week? Fortunately, the answer to that is yes. Unfortunately, the screener is late. Normally I really don't like awarding Pick of the Week to a film when the screener is late, but in this case, Haywire is head and shoulders above the rest, so unless the Blu-ray has less than zero special features, it's the best out there. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/11/13 3 $15,017,995   2,503 $6,000   $15,017,995 1
1998/11/20 4 $7,871,985 -48% 2,511 $3,135   $26,431,815 2
1998/11/27 6 $5,786,830 -26% 2,527 $2,290   $35,769,895 3
1998/12/04 6 $2,417,780 -58% 2,188 $1,105   $39,220,300 4
1998/12/11 8 $1,679,920 -31% 1,872 $897   $41,459,140 5
1998/12/18 11 $683,240 -59% 1,102 $620   $42,589,935 6
1998/12/25 36 $151,795 -78% 253 $600   $43,116,505 7
1999/01/01 26 $301,365 +99% 543 $555   $43,542,070 8
1999/01/08 26 $255,685 -15% 544 $470   $43,906,620 9
1999/01/15 35 $197,715 -23% 338 $585   $44,196,490 10
1999/01/22 36 $138,650 -30% 295 $470   $44,380,875 11
1999/01/29 41 $96,800 -30% 239 $405   $44,522,265 12
1999/02/05 47 $48,925 -49% 103 $475   $44,606,335 13

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/11/13 3 $4,925,000   2,500 $1,970   $4,925,000 1
1998/11/14 3 $6,000,000 +22% 2,500 $2,400   $10,925,000 2
1998/11/15 2 $3,767,000 -37% 2,500 $1,507   $15,018,000 3
1998/11/16 2 $851,020 -77% 2,503 $340   $15,869,015 4
1998/11/17 2 $1,088,805 +28% 2,503 $435   $16,957,820 5
1998/11/18 2 $800,960 -26% 2,503 $320   $17,758,780 6
1998/11/19 2 $801,050 n/c 2,503 $320   $18,559,830 7
1998/11/20 4 $2,760,000 +245% 2,505 $1,102   $21,320,000 8
1998/11/21 4 $3,740,000 +36% 2,505 $1,493   $25,060,000 9
1998/11/22 4 $1,820,000 -51% 2,511 $725   $26,432,000 10
1998/11/23 4 $502,195 -72% 2,511 $200   $26,934,010 11
1998/11/24 4 $775,000 +54% 2,505 $309   $27,709,000 12
1998/11/25 5 $980,000 +26% 2,525 $388   $28,689,000 13
1998/11/26 5 $1,250,000 +28% 2,525 $495   $29,939,000 14
1998/11/27 6 $2,260,000 +81% 2,525 $895   $32,199,000 15
1998/11/28 5 $2,330,000 +3% 2,525 $923   $34,532,000 16
1998/11/29 6 $1,099,000 -53% 2,527 $435   $35,770,000 17
1998/11/30 6 $252,300 -77% 2,527 $100   $36,022,195 18
1998/12/01 5 $302,760 +20% 2,527 $120   $36,324,955 19
1998/12/02 5 $238,929 -21% 2,527 $95   $36,563,580 20
1998/12/03 6 $239,420 n/c 2,527 $95   $36,803,000 21
1998/12/04 6 $740,000 +209% 2,527 $293   $37,543,000 22
1998/12/05 7 $1,030,000 +39% 2,189 $471   $38,573,000 23
1998/12/06 7 $647,000 -37% 2,189 $296   $39,220,000 24
1998/12/07 7 $141,440 -78% 2,188 $65   $39,361,740 25
1998/12/08 7 $184,450 +30% 2,188 $84   $39,546,190 26
1998/12/09 7 $161,900 -12% 2,188 $74   $39,698,090 27
1998/12/10 7 $151,130 -7% 2,188 $69   $39,849,220 28
1998/12/11 8 $430,000 +185% 1,870 $230   $40,279,220 29
1998/12/12 9 $750,000 +74% 1,870 $401   $41,029,220 30
1998/12/13 10 $337,000 -55% 1,870 $180   $41,459,000 31
1998/12/14 10 $110,460 -67% 1,870 $59   $41,569,600 32
1998/12/15 9 $127,750 +16% 1,872 $68   $41,697,350 33
1998/12/16 9 $100,265 -22% 1,872 $54   $41,797,615 34
1998/12/17 9 $109,080 +9% 1,872 $58   $41,906,695 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/11/13 3 $18,559,830   2,503 $7,415   $18,559,830 1
1998/11/20 5 $11,423,235 -38% 2,511 $4,549   $29,983,065 2
1998/11/27 6 $6,819,455 -40% 2,527 $2,699   $36,802,520 3
1998/12/04 6 $2,976,700 -56% 2,188 $1,360   $39,779,220 4
1998/12/11 8 $2,127,475 -29% 1,872 $1,136   $41,906,695 5
1998/12/18 12 $1,058,015 -50% 1,102 $960   $42,964,710 6
1998/12/25 35 $275,995 -74% 253 $1,091   $43,240,705 7
1999/01/01 28 $410,230 +49% 543 $755   $43,650,935 8
1999/01/08 25 $347,840 -15% 544 $639   $43,998,775 9
1999/01/15 34 $243,450 -30% 338 $720   $44,242,225 10
1999/01/22 36 $183,240 -25% 295 $621   $44,425,465 11
1999/01/29 39 $131,945 -28% 239 $552   $44,557,410 12

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