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Waiting for Guffman (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,922,988Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 31st, 1997 (Wide) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: August 21st, 2001 by Turner Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for brief strong language
Comparisons: vs. The Visitor
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Keywords: Mockumentary
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 44th Weekend Limited Release 59 $217 Nov 28, 1997 304
Biggest 40th Weekend Limited Release 83 $150 Oct 31, 1997 276
Biggest 25th Weekend Limited Release 91 $23,981 Jul 18, 1997 171
Top 1997 Theater Average 43 $15,302 Feb 7, 1997 10

Leading Cast

   Corky St. Clair

Uncategorized

Parker Posey    Libby Mae Brown
Bob Balaban    Lloyd Miller
Fred Willard    Ron Albertson
Lewis Arquette    Clifford Wooley
Eugene Levy    Dr. Allan Pearl
David Cross    UFO Expert
Larry Miller    Glenn Welsch, Mayor
Brian Doyle-Murray    Red Savage
Catherine O'Hara    Sheila Albertson

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1997/01/31 56 $37,990   3 $12,663   $37,990 1
1997/02/07 52 $45,907 +21% 3 $15,302   $101,607 2
1997/02/14 51 $59,439 +29% 6 $9,907   $178,289 3
1997/02/21 49 $59,956 +1% 9 $6,662   $254,033 4
1997/02/28 47 $65,899 +10% 12 $5,492   $345,771 5
1997/03/07 31 $175,814 +167% 32 $5,494   $552,037 6
1997/03/14 32 $166,336 -5% 35 $4,752   $766,771 7
1997/03/21 37 $140,750 -15% 39 $3,609   $1,039,603 8
1997/03/28 39 $143,699 +2% 42 $3,421   $1,238,857 9
1997/04/04 39 $134,133 -7% 48 $2,794   $1,426,102 10
1997/04/11 37 $132,433 -1% 60 $2,207   $1,611,208 11
1997/04/18 38 $117,095 -12% 54 $2,168   $1,774,423 12
1997/04/25 39 $101,644 -13% 58 $1,752   $1,923,316 13
1997/05/02 39 $83,497 -18% 54 $1,546   $2,040,248 14
1997/05/09 38 $71,007 -15% 53 $1,340   $2,142,666 15
1997/05/16 39 $68,848 -3% 64 $1,076   $2,245,310 16
1997/05/23 35 $116,836 +70% 50 $2,337   $2,400,473 17
1997/05/30 43 $58,088 -50% 45 $1,291   $2,480,692 18
1997/06/06 42 $50,006 -14% 42 $1,191   $2,559,415 19
1997/06/13 47 $47,430 -5% 36 $1,318   $2,634,561 20
1997/06/20 50 $39,152 -17% 34 $1,152   $2,708,575 21
1997/06/27 42 $34,750 -11% 30 $1,158   $2,770,413 22
1997/07/04 43 $29,676 -15% 26 $1,141   $2,822,376 23
1997/07/11 51 $20,959 -29% 18 $1,164   $2,858,363 24
1997/07/18 51 $23,981 +14% 18 $1,332   $2,892,582 25
1997/10/31 76 $150   1 $150   $2,922,169 40
1997/11/28 75 $217   1 $217   $2,922,988 44

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1997/01/31 52 $55,700   3 $18,567   $55,700 1
1997/02/07 48 $63,150 +13% 3 $21,050   $118,850 2
1997/02/14 49 $75,227 +19% 6 $12,538   $194,077 3
1997/02/21 47 $85,795 +14% 9 $9,533   $279,872 4
1997/02/28 46 $96,351 +12% 12 $8,029   $376,223 5
1997/03/07 30 $224,212 +133% 32 $7,007   $600,435 6
1997/03/14 30 $298,418 +33% 35 $8,526   $898,853 7
1997/03/21 37 $196,305 -34% 39 $5,033   $1,095,158 8
1997/03/28 40 $196,811 n/c 42 $4,686   $1,291,969 9
1997/04/04 36 $186,806 -5% 48 $3,892   $1,478,775 10
1997/04/11 37 $178,553 -4% 60 $2,976   $1,657,328 11
1997/04/18 38 $164,344 -8% 54 $3,043   $1,821,672 12
1997/04/25 39 $135,079 -18% 58 $2,329   $1,956,751 13
1997/05/02 39 $114,908 -15% 54 $2,128   $2,071,659 14
1997/05/09 36 $104,803 -9% 53 $1,977   $2,176,462 15
1997/05/16 37 $107,175 +2% 64 $1,675   $2,283,637 16
1997/05/23 36 $138,967 +30% 50 $2,779   $2,422,604 17
1997/05/30 41 $86,805 -38% 45 $1,929   $2,509,409 18
1997/06/06 41 $77,722 -10% 42 $1,851   $2,587,131 19
1997/06/13 44 $82,292 +6% 36 $2,286   $2,669,423 20
1997/06/20 45 $66,240 -20% 34 $1,948   $2,735,663 21
1997/06/27 42 $57,037 -14% 30 $1,901   $2,792,700 22
1997/07/04 44 $44,704 -22% 26 $1,719   $2,837,404 23
1997/07/11 50 $31,197 -30% 18 $1,733   $2,868,601 24

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