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Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $66,947,948Details
International Box Office $14,400,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $81,347,948
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 22nd, 1995 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: April 23rd, 1996 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some strong sexuality
Running Time: 124 minutes
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Keywords: African-American
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,088 $53,574,510 Jan 12, 1996 24
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day) 194 $6,460,005 Jan 12, 1996 24
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 138 $13,110,010 Jan 12, 1996 24
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 76 $13,296,383 Dec 29, 1995 10
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 41 $27,418,059 Dec 29, 1995 10
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 75 $14,126,927 Dec 22, 1995 3
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 50 $29,130,698 Dec 22, 1995 3
Christmas (Opening, 3-Day) 37 $14,126,927 Dec 22, 1995 3
Christmas (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 25 $29,130,698 Dec 22, 1995 3

Cameos

Wesley Snipes    James Wheeler

Uncategorized

Angela Bassett    Bernadine Harris
Lela Rochon    Robin Stokes
Kelly Preston    Kathleen (uncredited)
Leon    Russell
Mykelti Williamson    Troy
Loretta Devine    Gloria 'Glo' Matthews
Whitney Houston    Savannah 'Vannah' Jackson
Dennis Haysbert    Kenneth Dawkins
Donald Faison    Tarik Johnson
Gregory Hines    Marvin King
Giancarlo Esposito    David Matthews

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Tim Chau    Supervising Sound Editor
Tim Chau    Sound Designer

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
1995/12/22 1 $14,126,927   1,253 $11,274   $14,126,927 1
1995/12/29 4 $13,296,383 -6% 1,331 $9,990   $36,024,320 2
1996/01/05 5 $6,081,427 -54% 1,402 $4,338   $44,859,159 3
1996/01/12 8 $6,460,005 +6% 1,349 $4,789   $53,574,510 4
1996/01/19 11 $3,127,418 -52% 1,358 $2,303   $57,871,784 5
1996/01/26 14 $1,783,599 -43% 1,230 $1,450   $60,669,186 6
1996/02/02 19 $913,554 -49% 837 $1,091   $62,216,468 7
1996/02/09 20 $711,398 -22% 634 $1,122   $63,500,000 8
1996/02/16 23 $637,883 -10% 505 $1,263   $64,236,823 9
1996/02/23 23 $451,604 -29% 473 $955   $64,843,864 10
1996/03/01 24 $393,277 -13% 415 $948   $65,385,963 11
1996/03/08 27 $317,348 -19% 363 $874   $65,843,710 12
1996/03/15 30 $235,262 -26% 270 $871   $66,217,463 13
1996/03/22 34 $172,835 -27% 228 $758   $66,491,857 14
1996/03/29 38 $132,527 -23% 160 $828   $66,695,907 15
1996/04/05 39 $85,936 -35% 133 $646   $66,833,260 16
1996/04/12 44 $65,987 -23% 103 $641   $66,947,948 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1995/12/22 2 $22,727,937   1,253 $18,139   $22,727,937 1
1995/12/29 4 $16,049,795 -29% 1,331 $12,058   $38,777,732 2
1996/01/05 5 $8,336,773 -48% 1,402 $5,946   $47,114,505 3
1996/01/12 8 $7,629,861 -8% 1,349 $5,656   $54,744,366 4
1996/01/19 11 $4,141,221 -46% 1,358 $3,050   $58,885,587 5
1996/01/26 15 $2,417,327 -42% 1,230 $1,965   $61,302,914 6
1996/02/02 21 $1,485,688 -39% 837 $1,775   $62,788,602 7
1996/02/09 23 $810,338 -45% 634 $1,278   $63,598,940 8
1996/02/16 23 $793,320 -2% 505 $1,571   $64,392,260 9
1996/02/23 23 $600,426 -24% 473 $1,269   $64,992,686 10
1996/03/01 23 $533,676 -11% 415 $1,286   $65,526,362 11
1996/03/08 28 $455,839 -15% 363 $1,256   $65,982,201 12
1996/03/15 29 $336,821 -26% 270 $1,247   $66,319,022 13
1996/03/22 33 $244,358 -27% 228 $1,072   $66,563,380 14
1996/03/29 35 $183,944 -25% 160 $1,150   $66,747,324 15
1996/04/05 38 $134,637 -27% 133 $1,012   $66,881,961 16

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/4/20121174,673 74,673$671,310$671,310828

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