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A Perfect Murder (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $67,658,331Details
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Synopsis

A Perfect Murder is based on Frederick Knott's play Dial M for Murder, filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. Married to commodities trader Stephen Taylor, Emily Bradford is romantically involved with artist David Shaw. Aware of this affair, Stephen offers David $500,000 to murder Emily, and David agrees. The plan is calculated to make the murder look like an accident, but events soon go on an unscheduled course.

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 5th, 1998 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexuality and language
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Film Noir
Source:Remake
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Warner Bros.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 293 $6,380,156 Jul 3, 1998 31
Fastest to $50m 1,030 $51,409,000 Jun 26, 1998 22

Leading Cast

   Steven Taylor
   Emily Bradford Taylor
   David Shaw

Supporting Cast

David Suchet    Detective Mohamed Karaman
Sarita Choudhury    Raquel Martinez
Constance Towers    Sandra Bradford
Novella Nelson    Ambassador Alice Wills
Michael P. Moran    Detective Bobby Fain
Gerry Becker    Roger Brill
Will Lyman    Jason Gates
Maeve McGuire    Ann Gates
Stephen Singer    Effete Man at Met
Laurinda Barrett    Met Woman 1
Aideen O'Kelly    Met Woman 2
Reed Birney    Merchant Prince 1
Robert Vincent Smith    Merchant Prince 2
Bill Ambrozy    Merchant Prince 3
George S. Blumenthal    Merchant Prince 4
Iris Alten    Guest at Met
Marion Blumenthal    Guest at Met
Andrew Sussman    Guest at Met
Robynn N. Sussman    Guest at Met
Radney Tucker    Guest at Met
Beverly Tucker    Guest at Met
Bradford Billet    Guest at Met
Robert Bosco Cokljat    Croatian Delegate
Marat Yusim    Russian Delegate
Lee Wong*    Japanese Diplomat
Roberta Orlan    Italian Diplomat
Francis Dumaurier    French Delegate
Deen Badarou    African Delegate
Peter Benson    Hansen
Jeff Williams    Nolan
David Eigenberg    Stein
Jean Debaer    Secretary
Michael Moinot    Maitre d'
Gerrit Vooren    Waiter
Monica Parker    Janice Moran
Michael H. Ingram    Albert
Scott Dillin    Detective Scott
Starla Benford    Police Technician
Bob Bowersox    Police Photographer
Joanna P. Adler    Vyczowski
James Georgiades    Policeman 2
Jose Ramon Rosario    Policeman 1
William Bogert    Harrington
Adrian Martinez    Young Tough
Dexter Brown    Porter

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Peter MacGregor-Scott    Producer
Christopher Mankiewicz    Producer
Anne Kopelson    Producer
Arnold Kopelson    Producer
Frederick Knott    Based on the Play "Dial M for Murder" by
Patrick Smith Kelly    Screenwriter
Stephen Brown    Executive Producer
Dariusz Wolski    Director of Photography
Philip Rosenberg    Production Designer
Dennis Virkler    Editor
James Newton Howard    Composer
Nana Greenwald    Co-Producer
Mitchell Dauterive    Co-Producer
Lowell Blank    Associate Producer
Lisa Reardon    Associate Producer
Teresa Tucker-Davies    Associate Producer
Henry Bronchtein    Assistant Director
Jan Foster    Unit Production Manager
Patricia Woodbridge    Art Director
Debra Schutt    Set Decorator
Ellen Mirojnick    Costume Designer
Deirdre Williams    Costume Supervisor
Lisa Frucht    Costume Supervisor
Dov Hoenig    Editor
Tom Nelson    Sound Mixer
Jeffrey J. Haboush    Re-recording Mixer
Kevin E. Carpenter    Re-recording Mixer
Robert Schaper    Re-recording Mixer
Bruce Stambler    Supervising Sound Editor
Steve Nelson    Sound Editor
Glenn Hoskinson    Sound Editor
Kim Secrist    Sound Editor
Gary Blufer    Sound Editor
Jay Nierenberg    Sound Editor
Bernard Weiser    Dialogue Editor
Robert Troy    Dialogue Editor
Marshall Winn    Dialogue Editor
Anthony R. Milch    Dialogue Editor
Virginia Cook-McGowan    Dialogue Editor
Donald L. Warner, Jr.    Dialogue Editor
Jim Weidman    Supervising Music Editor
David Olson    Music Editor
Naomi Donne    Key Makeup
Milton Buras    Key Hairstylist
Alan D'Angerio    Hairstylist Designs
Amanda Mackey    Casting Director
Cathy Sandrich    Casting Director
Michael Runyard    Stunt Coordinator

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/06/05 2 $16,615,704   2,845 $5,840   $16,615,704 1
1998/06/12 3 $11,277,743 -32% 2,845 $3,964   $34,374,321 2
1998/06/19 5 $7,382,061 -35% 2,755 $2,680   $46,474,302 3
1998/06/26 7 $5,273,527 -29% 2,438 $2,163   $55,237,974 4
1998/07/03 8 $3,335,890 -37% 2,076 $1,607   $61,052,065 5
1998/07/10 11 $1,642,140 -51% 1,401 $1,172   $64,406,195 6
1998/07/17 15 $848,372 -48% 947 $896   $65,987,219 7
1998/07/24 19 $391,015 -54% 353 $1,108   $66,748,019 8
1998/07/31 30 $180,060 -54% 201 $896   $67,072,408 9
1998/08/07 38 $80,058 -56% 82 $976   $67,225,026 10
1998/08/14 40 $100,382 +25% 526 $191   $67,360,206 11
1998/08/21 47 $68,780 -31% 447 $154   $67,475,793 12
1998/08/28 57 $41,095 -40% 314 $131   $67,549,705 13

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/06/05 2 $4,805,000   2,845 $1,689   $4,805,000 1
1998/06/06 2 $7,425,000 +55% 2,845 $2,610   $12,230,000 2
1998/06/07 2 $4,400,000 -41% 2,845 $1,547   $16,616,000 3
1998/06/08 2 $1,685,433 -62% 2,845 $592   $18,301,137 4
1998/06/09 2 $1,809,449 +7% 2,845 $636   $20,110,586 5
1998/06/10 2 $1,322,062 -27% 2,845 $465   $21,432,648 6
1998/06/11 2 $1,663,930 +26% 2,845 $585   $23,096,578 7
1998/06/12 4 $3,060,422 +84% 2,845 $1,076   $26,157,000 8
1998/06/13 3 $5,260,000 +72% 2,845 $1,849   $31,417,000 9
1998/06/14 3 $2,959,000 -44% 2,845 $1,040   $34,374,000 10
1998/06/15 3 $1,206,042 -59% 2,845 $424   $35,580,363 11
1998/06/16 3 $1,308,328 +8% 2,845 $460   $36,888,691 12
1998/06/17 3 $1,130,747 -14% 2,845 $397   $38,019,438 13
1998/06/18 3 $1,092,803 -3% 2,845 $384   $39,112,241 14
1998/06/19 5 $2,269,759 +108% 2,755 $824   $41,382,000 15
1998/06/20 5 $3,065,000 +35% 2,755 $1,113   $44,447,000 16
1998/06/21 5 $2,269,000 -26% 2,755 $824   $46,474,000 17
1998/06/22 5 $837,401 -63% 2,755 $304   $47,311,703 18
1998/06/23 5 $969,463 +16% 2,755 $352   $48,281,166 19
1998/06/24 5 $851,686 -12% 2,755 $309   $49,132,852 20
1998/06/25 5 $831,595 -2% 2,755 $302   $49,964,447 21
1998/06/26 7 $1,445,000 +74% 2,438 $593   $51,409,000 22
1998/06/27 7 $2,325,000 +61% 2,438 $954   $53,734,000 23
1998/06/28 7 $1,416,000 -39% 2,438 $581   $55,238,000 24
1998/06/29 8 $418,189 -70% 2,438 $172   $55,656,189 25
1998/06/30 7 $742,614 +78% 2,438 $305   $56,398,777 26
1998/07/01 8 $503,423 -32% 2,438 $206   $57,102,200 27
1998/07/02 8 $620,000 +23% 2,438 $254   $57,722,000 28
1998/07/03 8 $1,230,000 +98% 2,076 $592   $58,952,000 29
1998/07/04 8 $1,084,000 -12% 2,076 $522   $60,036,000 30
1998/07/05 8 $1,016,000 -6% 2,076 $489   $61,052,000 31
1998/07/06 8 $404,247 -60% 2,076 $195   $61,456,312 32
1998/07/07 8 $434,684 +8% 2,076 $209   $61,890,996 33
1998/07/08 8 $468,724 +8% 2,076 $226   $62,359,720 34
1998/07/09 8 $404,335 -14% 2,076 $195   $62,764,055 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/06/05 2 $23,096,578   2,845 $8,118   $23,096,578 1
1998/06/12 3 $15,995,663 -31% 2,845 $5,622   $39,092,241 2
1998/06/19 5 $10,872,206 -32% 2,755 $3,946   $49,964,447 3
1998/06/26 7 $7,751,728 -29% 2,438 $3,180   $57,716,175 4
1998/07/03 8 $5,047,880 -35% 2,076 $2,432   $62,764,055 5
1998/07/10 11 $2,374,792 -53% 1,401 $1,695   $65,138,847 6
1998/07/17 15 $1,218,157 -49% 947 $1,286   $66,357,004 7
1998/07/24 20 $535,344 -56% 353 $1,517   $66,892,348 8
1998/07/31 30 $252,620 -53% 201 $1,257   $67,144,968 9
1998/08/07 39 $114,856 -55% 82 $1,401   $67,259,824 10
1998/08/14 40 $147,189 +28% 526 $280   $67,407,013 11
1998/08/21 47 $101,597 -31% 447 $227   $67,508,610 12

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