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The Preacher's Wife (1996)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $48,102,795Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,687 $48,102,795
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,597 $48,102,795

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 13th, 1996 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: November 4th, 1997 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, released as The Preachers Wife
MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language
Running Time: 124 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 250 $9,625,234 Jan 3, 1997 24
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 188 $7,347,274 Dec 27, 1996 17
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 154 $14,910,644 Dec 27, 1996 17

Leading Cast

   Dudley
   Julia 'Jules' Biggs

Supporting Cast

Courtney B. Vance    Rev. Henry Biggs
Gregory Hines    Joe Hamilton
Jenifer Lewis    Margueritte Coleman
Loretta Devine    Beverly
Lionel Richie    Britsloe
Paul Bates    Saul Jeffreys
Justin Pierre Edmund    (Jeremiah Biggs
Lex Monson    Osbert
Willie James Jr. Stiggers    Billy Eldridge
Marcella Lowery    Anna Eldridge
Cissy Houston    Mrs. Havergal
Aaron A. McConnaughey    Teen
Shyheim Franklin    Teen
Taral Hicks    Teen
Kennan Scott    Teen
Jernard B. Burks    Pizza Man
Michael Alexander Jackson    Robber
Jaime Tirelli    Liquor Store Owner
Shari Headly    Arlene Chattan
Lizan Mitchell    Judge
Robert Colston    Bailiff
Victor Williams    Robbie
Juliehera Destefano    Receptionist
Charlotte d'Amboise    Deborah Paige
Delores Mitchell    Mary Halford
David Langston Smyrl    Hanley's Waiter
Harsh Nayyar    Christmas Tree Man
Mervyn Warren    Jazz Quintet Member
Roy Haynes    Jazz Quintet Member
George Coleman    Jazz Quintet Member
Ted Dunbar    Jazz Quintet Member
Jamil Nasser    Jazz Quintet Member
Helmar Augustus Cooper    Johnson Keeley
Mary Bond David    Bernita
Toukie Smith    Teleprompter Operator
Aaron Jordan    Eldridge Kid
Yakin Manassah Jordan    Eldridge Kid
Joshua Jordan    Donkey-Nativity Choir
Tiffany Joseph    Shepherd-Nativity Choir
Jessica Malloy    Mary/Jessica-Nativity Choir
Amia Hart    Beverly's Child
Brittany Anderson    Sheep-Nativity Choir
Christopher Malloy    Angel-Nativity Choir
Andal Fequiere    Joseph/Michael
Mark Gilbert    Wise Man
Michael Marshall    Wise Man
Shaun Purefoy    Wise Man
Tiffiny Monet Graham    Angel
Khalia Hamilton-Montoute    Angel
Marquis Bowen-Wallace    Shepherd
Lakeya Enos    Shepherd
Christine Lameisha Koon    Camel
Anthony Biggham    Lamb
Taleah Enos    Ox

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Samuel Jr. Goldwyn    Producer
Nat Mauldin    Screenwriter
Allan Scott    Screenwriter
Robert E. Sherwood    Based on the previous screenplay "The Bishop's Wife" by
Leonardo Bercovici    Based on the previous screenplay "The Bishop's Wife" by
Robert Greenhut    Executive Producer
Elliot Abbott    Executive Producer
Debra Martin Chase    Co-Producer
Amy Lemisch    Co-Producer
Timothy M. Bourne    Co-Producer
Miroslav Ondricek    Cinematographer
Bill Groom    Production Designer
Stephen A. Rotter    Editor
George Bowers    Editor
Cynthia Flynt    Costume Designer
Hans Zimmer    Composer
Mervyn Warren    Music Supervisor
Bonnie Hlinomaz    Associate Producer
Barrie Thomas    Assistant Director
Scott Marshall    Second Unit Director
Amy Lemisch    Unit Production Manager
Dennis Bradford    Art Director
George DeTitta Jr.    Set Decorator
Connie Brink    Special Effects Coordinator
Les Lazarowitz    Sound Mixer
Chris Jenkins    Re-recording Mixer
Ron Bartlett    Re-recording Mixer
Scott Millan    Re-recording Mixer
Dennis Drummond    Supervising Sound Editor
Patrick Drummond    Sound Editor
Michael Haight    Dialogue Editor
Darren King    Dialogue Editor
Laura Perlman    Supervising Music Editor
Chris McGeary    Music Editor
Edna Sheen    Makeup (Key)
Ken Walker    Hairstylist (Key)
Annie Lennox    Song "Step by Step" words and music by
Kenny Babyface Edmonds    Song "My Heart Is Calling" words and music by
Diane Warren    Song "You Were Loved" words and music by
Paula Herold    Casting Director

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 August 7th, 2012

August 7th, 2012

This is not a really slow week on the home market this week, as we have The Lorax coming out, and it was the highest-grossing animated film of the year, until Brave overtook is very recently, so it should be a big seller on the home market. Unfortunately, it is the only major release of the week. There are some other releases worth checking out, a few worth picking up, but very few that are contenders for Pick of the Week. High Fidelity is a great movie, but its Blu-ray debut is Shovelware. Personally, I think Spaceballs is really underrated, but this is not the first time it has been released on Blu-ray and double-dips are rarely Pick of the Week material. In the end, I'm going with My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding, because I liked the first DVD release more than I thought I would. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/12/13 4 $7,649,752   1,783 $4,290   $7,649,752 1
1996/12/20 6 $5,182,161 -32% 1,989 $2,605   $15,287,167 2
1996/12/27 7 $7,347,274 +42% 2,008 $3,659   $27,942,124 3
1997/01/03 8 $4,925,287 -33% 2,001 $2,461   $38,655,329 4
1997/01/10 13 $2,178,764 -56% 1,581 $1,378   $41,985,420 5
1997/01/17 17 $1,609,486 -26% 1,149 $1,401   $44,246,263 6
1997/01/24 21 $572,268 -64% 708 $808   $45,053,026 7
1997/01/31 27 $355,524 -38% 421 $844   $45,596,378 8
1997/02/07 31 $179,043 -50% 271 $661   $45,862,601 9
1997/02/14 43 $101,065 -44% 141 $717   $46,016,981 10
1997/02/21 54 $44,516 -56% 86 $518   $46,083,932 11
1997/02/28 59 $26,462 -41% 35 $756   $46,122,545 12
1997/03/07 23 $486,736 +1,739% 578 $842   $46,618,289 13
1997/03/14 24 $389,131 -20% 551 $706   $47,207,431 14
1997/03/21 29 $231,261 -41% 376 $615   $47,557,708 15
1997/03/28 38 $152,508 -34% 292 $522   $47,792,045 16
1997/04/04 46 $80,584 -47% 147 $548   $47,966,492 17
1997/04/11 48 $60,622 -25% 103 $589   $48,049,376 18
1997/04/18 60 $30,144 -50% 68 $443   $48,093,211 19

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/12/13 4 $10,105,006   1,783 $5,667   $10,105,006 1
1996/12/20 6 $10,489,844 +4% 1,989 $5,274   $20,594,850 2
1996/12/27 7 $13,135,192 +25% 2,008 $6,541   $33,730,042 3
1997/01/03 8 $6,076,614 -54% 2,001 $3,037   $39,806,656 4
1997/01/10 13 $2,830,121 -53% 1,581 $1,790   $42,636,777 5
1997/01/17 18 $1,843,981 -35% 1,149 $1,605   $44,480,758 6
1997/01/24 21 $760,096 -59% 708 $1,074   $45,240,854 7
1997/01/31 27 $442,704 -42% 421 $1,052   $45,683,558 8
1997/02/07 32 $232,358 -48% 271 $857   $45,915,916 9
1997/02/14 41 $123,500 -47% 141 $876   $46,039,416 10
1997/02/21 51 $56,667 -54% 86 $659   $46,096,083 11
1997/02/28 53 $35,470 -37% 35 $1,013   $46,131,553 12
1997/03/07 21 $686,747 +1,836% 578 $1,188   $46,818,300 13
1997/03/14 24 $508,147 -26% 551 $922   $47,326,447 14
1997/03/21 31 $313,090 -38% 376 $833   $47,639,537 15
1997/03/28 37 $246,371 -21% 292 $844   $47,885,908 16
1997/04/04 48 $102,846 -58% 147 $700   $47,988,754 17
1997/04/11 50 $74,313 -28% 103 $721   $48,063,067 18

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/4/20126115,360 115,360$921,726$921,726748
3/11/20121660,586-47% 175,946$453,789$1,375,516749

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