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Sphere (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,068,294Details
International Box Office $13,100,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $50,168,294
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$73,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 13th, 1998 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action including some startling images
Running Time: 128 minutes
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Keywords: Time Travel, Underwater
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Warner Bros.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Leggiest Opening Weekend 39 4.24 Feb 13, 1998 3
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day) 59 $16,586,765 Feb 13, 1998 3
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 26 $31,723,514 Feb 13, 1998 3
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 63 $18,739,573 Feb 13, 1998 3
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 27 $35,840,932 Feb 13, 1998 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 3-Day) 35 $16,586,765 Feb 13, 1998 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 19 $31,723,514 Feb 13, 1998 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 36 $18,739,573 Feb 13, 1998 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 21 $35,840,932 Feb 13, 1998 3

Leading Cast

   Norman
   Beth
   Harry

Supporting Cast

Peter Coyote    Barnes
Liev Schreiber    Ted
Queen Latifah    Fletcher
Marga Gomez    Jane Edmunds
Huey Lewis    Helicopter Pilot
Bernard Hocke    Seaman
James Pickens, Jr.    OSSA Instructor
Michael Keys Hall    OSSA Official
Ralph Tabakin    OSSA Official

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Paul Attanasio    Screenwriter
Stephen Hauser    Screenwriter
Michael Crichton    Story Creator
Michael Crichton    Producer
Andrew Wald    Producer
Barry Levinson    Producer
Peter Giuliano    Executive Producer
Norman Reynolds    Production Designer
Stu Linder    Editor
Elliot Goldenthal    Composer
Adam Greenberg    Director of Photography
Patricia Churchill    Associate Producer
Katterli Frauenfelder    Assistant Director
Cara Giallanza    Assistant Director
Robert Huberman    Assistant Director
David Ellis    Second Unit Director
Patricia Churchill    Unit Production Manager
Mark Mansbridge    Art Director
Jonathan McKinstry    Art Director
Anne Kuljian    Set Decorator
Jeffrey A. Okun    Visual Effects Supervisor
Carlos Arguello    Visual Effects Supervisor
Ken Pepiot    Special Effects Supervisor
Gloria Gresham    Costume Designer
Jim Tyson    Costume Supervisor
Blair Daily    Additional Editor
Steve Cantamessa    Sound Mixer
Tom Johnson    Re-recording Mixer
Lora Hirschberg    Re-recording Mixer
Tim Holland    Supervising Sound Editor
J.R. Grubbs    Sound Effects Editor
Marian Wilde    Sound Effects Editor
Mary Helen Leasman    Sound Effects Editor
Allan Apone    Make up
Catherine Childers    Hairstylist
Kurt Wimmer    Adaptation
Ellen Chenoweth    Casting Director
Ronnie Rondell    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
1998/02/13 3 $16,586,765   2,814 $5,894   $16,586,765 1
1998/02/20 3 $7,684,122 -54% 2,814 $2,731   $25,862,308 2
1998/02/27 6 $3,809,123 -50% 2,238 $1,702   $32,462,849 3
1998/03/06 14 $1,239,387 -67% 1,512 $820   $34,751,717 4
1998/03/13 21 $512,794 -59% 684 $750   $35,672,349 5
1998/03/20 34 $166,779 -67% 282 $591   $36,045,329 6
1998/03/27 42 $68,617 -59% 130 $528   $36,174,083 7
1998/04/03 22 $311,797 +354% 616 $506   $36,509,212 8
1998/04/10 32 $154,940 -50% 384 $403   $36,828,145 9
1998/04/17 53 $62,558 -60% 179 $349   $36,976,367 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/02/13 3 $3,910,000   2,814 $1,389   $3,910,000 1
1998/02/14 3 $6,270,000 +60% 2,814 $2,228   $10,180,000 2
1998/02/15 3 $6,420,000 +2% 2,814 $2,281   $14,433,957 3
1998/02/16 3 $2,152,808 -66% 2,814 $765   $16,586,765 4
1998/02/17 3 $1,024,440 -52% 2,814 $364   $17,611,205 5
1998/02/18 3 $803,363 -22% 2,814 $285   $18,414,568 6
1998/02/19 3 $763,618 -5% 2,814 $271   $19,178,186 7
1998/02/20 3 $2,110,000 +176% 2,814 $750   $21,288,000 8
1998/02/21 3 $3,505,000 +66% 2,814 $1,246   $24,793,000 9
1998/02/22 3 $2,070,000 -41% 2,814 $736   $26,863,000 10
1998/02/23 3 $476,011 -77% 2,814 $169   $27,338,319 11
1998/02/24 3 $520,124 +9% 2,814 $185   $27,858,469 12
1998/02/25 4 $393,046 -24% 2,814 $140   $28,249,554 13
1998/02/26 4 $405,000 +3% 2,814 $144   $28,654,000 14
1998/02/27 7 $1,015,000 +151% 2,238 $454   $29,669,000 15
1998/02/28 6 $1,740,000 +71% 2,238 $777   $31,409,000 16
1998/03/01 6 $1,045,000 -40% 2,238 $467   $32,463,000 17
1998/03/02 6 $248,819 -76% 2,238 $111   $32,711,468 18
1998/03/03 6 $306,497 +23% 2,238 $137   $33,017,965 19
1998/03/04 6 $245,606 -20% 2,238 $110   $33,263,571 20
1998/03/05 6 $248,759 +1% 2,238 $111   $33,512,330 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/02/13 3 $18,178,186   2,814 $6,460   $18,178,186 1
1998/02/20 3 $10,475,540 -42% 2,814 $3,723   $28,653,726 2
1998/02/27 6 $4,858,604 -54% 2,238 $2,171   $33,512,330 3
1998/03/06 14 $1,647,225 -66% 1,512 $1,089   $35,159,555 4
1998/03/13 21 $718,995 -56% 684 $1,051   $35,878,550 5
1998/03/20 34 $226,916 -68% 282 $805   $36,105,466 6
1998/03/27 42 $91,949 -59% 130 $707   $36,197,415 7
1998/04/03 22 $475,790 +417% 616 $772   $36,673,205 8
1998/04/10 32 $240,604 -49% 384 $627   $36,913,809 9

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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