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The Waterboy (1998)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $161,491,646Details
International Box Office $28,700,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $190,191,646
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 293 $161,491,646
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,171 $28,700,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 759 $190,191,646
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 22 $161,491,646
All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 298 $28,700,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 83 $190,191,646

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$23,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 6th, 1998 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some crude sexual humor
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Football
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures, Robert Simonds Company, Jack Giarraputo
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $150m 281 $150,037,914 Jan 1, 1999 59
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 85 $19,556,032 Nov 27, 1998 24
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 87 $37,110,594 Nov 27, 1998 24
Fastest to $100m 318 $100,230,679 Nov 20, 1998 17
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 35 $24,431,129 Nov 13, 1998 10
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 14 $46,361,844 Nov 13, 1998 10
Fastest to $50m 317 $52,075,439 Nov 6, 1998 6
Biggest Domestic November Weekend 63 $39,414,071 Nov 6, 1998 3
Top Comedy Weekend Domestic 30 $39,414,071 Nov 6, 1998 3
Top Contemporary Fiction Weekend Domestic 79 $39,414,071 Nov 6, 1998 3
Top Walt Disney Weekend Domestic 92 $39,414,071 Nov 6, 1998 3
Top Comedy Day Domestic 44 $16,305,000 Nov 7, 1998 2

Cast

   Bobby Boucher
Kathy Bates    Moma Boucher
Henry Winkler    Coach Klein
   Vicki Vallencourt
Jerry Reed    Red Beaulieu
Larry Gillard Jr.    Derek Wallace
Rob Schneider    Townie
Robert Kokol    Professor
Clint Howard    Paco
Al Whiting    Casey Bugge
Allen Covert    Walter
Blake Clark    Farmer Fran
Peter Dante    Gee Grenouille
Jonathan Loughran    Lyle Robideaux
Dan Patrick    Himself
Frank Coraci    Robert 'Roberto' Boucher Sr.

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Tim Herlihy
Screenwriter    Adam Sandler
Producer    Robert Simonds
Producer    Jack Giarraputo
Executive Producer    Adam Sandler
Co-Producer    Ira Shuman
Cinematographer    Steven Bernstein
Editor    Tom Lewis
Composer    Alan Pasqua
Music Supervisor    Michael Dilbeck
Music Supervisor    Brooks Arthur
Production Designer    Perry Andelin Blake
Art Director    Alan Au
Set Decorator    Barbara Paterson
Costume Designer    Tom Bronson
Sound Mixer    Jay Meagher
Sound Designer    Elmo Weber
Visual Effects Supervisor    David Fogg
Associate Producer    Phyllis Alia
Associate Producer    Michelle Holdsworth
Associate Producer    Rita Smith
Assistant Director    Marty Eli Schwartz
Casting Director    Roger Mussenden

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/11/06 1 $39,414,071   2,664 $14,795   $39,414,071 1
1998/11/13 1 $24,431,129 -38% 2,675 $9,133   $79,103,727 2
1998/11/20 3 $15,707,537 -36% 2,689 $5,841   $100,230,679 3
1998/11/27 4 $13,601,032 -13% 2,782 $4,889   $122,210,105 4
1998/12/04 5 $6,511,707 -52% 2,778 $2,344   $130,768,331 5
1998/12/11 6 $4,432,731 -32% 2,610 $1,698   $136,625,024 6
1998/12/18 7 $3,140,587 -29% 2,242 $1,401   $140,940,281 7
1998/12/25 13 $2,332,774 -26% 1,281 $1,821   $145,577,190 8
1999/01/01 13 $2,142,483 -8% 1,242 $1,725   $150,037,914 9
1999/01/08 13 $1,631,047 -24% 1,149 $1,420   $152,289,065 10
1999/01/15 20 $1,171,170 -28% 738 $1,587   $153,842,764 11
1999/01/22 21 $786,514 -33% 638 $1,233   $154,775,265 12
1999/01/29 22 $580,736 -26% 579 $1,003   $155,523,746 13
1999/02/05 19 $1,070,721 +84% 823 $1,301   $156,658,429 14
1999/02/12 22 $1,058,915 -1% 721 $1,469   $158,012,801 15
1999/02/19 22 $680,010 -36% 632 $1,076   $158,886,255 16
1999/02/26 24 $503,681 -26% 532 $947   $159,574,480 17
1999/03/05 22 $418,646 -17% 480 $872   $160,131,174 18
1999/03/12 24 $354,666 -15% 432 $821   $160,610,641 19
1999/03/19 31 $253,551 -29% 368 $689   $161,021,440 20
1999/03/26 40 $142,657 -44% 261 $547   $161,239,373 21
1999/04/02 47 $73,256 -49% 148 $495   $161,371,073 22
1999/04/09 56 $46,683 -36% 91 $513   $161,456,592 23
1999/04/16 72 $18,375 -61% 41 $448   $161,487,252 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/11/06 1 $12,870,000   2,664 $4,831   $12,870,000 1
1998/11/07 1 $16,305,000 +27% 2,664 $6,120   $29,175,000 2
1998/11/08 1 $10,289,000 -37% 2,664 $3,862   $39,414,071 3
1998/11/09 1 $2,733,509 -73% 2,664 $1,026   $42,147,580 4
1998/11/10 1 $4,458,077 +63% 2,664 $1,673   $46,605,657 5
1998/11/11 1 $5,469,788 +23% 2,664 $2,053   $52,075,439 6
1998/11/12 1 $2,597,159 -53% 2,664 $975   $54,672,598 7
1998/11/13 1 $7,770,000 +199% 2,675 $2,905   $62,443,000 8
1998/11/14 1 $10,810,000 +39% 2,675 $4,041   $73,253,000 9
1998/11/15 1 $5,702,000 -47% 2,675 $2,132   $79,104,000 10
1998/11/16 1 $1,231,743 -78% 2,675 $460   $80,335,470 11
1998/11/17 1 $1,644,914 +34% 2,675 $615   $81,980,384 12
1998/11/18 1 $1,232,498 -25% 2,675 $461   $83,212,882 13
1998/11/19 1 $1,310,260 +6% 2,675 $490   $84,523,142 14
1998/11/20 3 $4,935,000 +277% 2,689 $1,835   $89,458,000 15
1998/11/21 3 $7,115,000 +44% 2,689 $2,646   $96,573,000 16
1998/11/22 3 $3,607,000 -49% 2,689 $1,341   $100,231,000 17
1998/11/23 3 $910,420 -75% 2,689 $339   $101,141,099 18
1998/11/24 3 $1,440,000 +58% 2,702 $533   $102,581,000 19
1998/11/25 4 $2,535,000 +76% 2,782 $911   $105,116,000 20
1998/11/26 3 $3,420,000 +35% 2,782 $1,229   $108,536,000 21
1998/11/27 4 $5,835,000 +71% 2,782 $2,097   $114,371,000 22
1998/11/28 4 $5,520,000 -5% 2,782 $1,984   $119,892,000 23
1998/11/29 4 $2,354,000 -57% 2,782 $846   $122,210,000 24
1998/11/30 4 $514,150 -78% 2,782 $185   $122,724,255 25
1998/12/01 3 $579,451 +13% 2,782 $208   $123,303,706 26
1998/12/02 3 $466,992 -19% 2,782 $168   $123,770,698 27
1998/12/03 4 $564,302 +21% 2,782 $203   $124,335,000 28
1998/12/04 4 $2,015,000 +257% 2,782 $724   $126,350,000 29
1998/12/05 5 $2,975,000 +48% 2,778 $1,071   $129,325,000 30
1998/12/06 5 $1,443,000 -51% 2,778 $519   $130,768,000 31
1998/12/07 4 $329,019 -77% 2,778 $118   $131,097,344 32
1998/12/08 4 $414,476 +26% 2,778 $149   $131,511,820 33
1998/12/09 4 $334,863 -19% 2,778 $121   $131,846,683 34
1998/12/10 4 $345,610 +3% 2,778 $124   $132,192,293 35
1998/12/11 7 $880,000 +155% 2,610 $337   $133,072,293 36
1998/12/12 6 $1,930,000 +119% 2,610 $739   $135,002,293 37
1998/12/13 6 $1,012,000 -48% 2,610 $388   $136,625,000 38
1998/12/14 5 $263,330 -74% 2,610 $101   $136,888,925 39
1998/12/15 5 $324,778 +23% 2,610 $124   $137,213,132 40
1998/12/16 5 $275,723 -15% 2,610 $106   $137,488,855 41
1998/12/17 5 $310,839 +13% 2,610 $119   $137,799,694 42
1998/12/18 7 $870,000 +180% 2,242 $388   $138,670,000 43
1998/12/19 7 $1,315,000 +51% 2,242 $587   $139,985,000 44
1998/12/20 8 $914,000 -30% 2,242 $408   $140,940,000 45
1998/12/21 8 $544,497 -40% 2,242 $243   $141,484,776 46
1998/12/23 8 $680,000   2,242 $303   $142,265,000 48
1998/12/24 8 $380,000 -44% 2,242 $169   $143,266,000 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/11/06 1 $54,672,598   2,664 $20,523   $54,672,598 1
1998/11/13 1 $29,850,544 -45% 2,675 $11,159   $84,523,142 2
1998/11/20 3 $24,085,931 -19% 2,689 $8,957   $108,609,073 3
1998/11/27 4 $15,647,551 -35% 2,782 $5,625   $124,256,624 4
1998/12/04 5 $7,935,669 -49% 2,778 $2,857   $132,192,293 5
1998/12/11 5 $5,607,401 -29% 2,610 $2,148   $137,799,694 6
1998/12/18 7 $5,444,722 -3% 2,242 $2,429   $143,244,416 7
1998/12/25 13 $4,651,015 -15% 1,281 $3,631   $147,895,431 8
1999/01/01 13 $2,762,587 -41% 1,242 $2,224   $150,658,018 9
1999/01/08 13 $2,013,576 -27% 1,149 $1,752   $152,671,594 10
1999/01/15 20 $1,317,157 -35% 738 $1,785   $153,988,751 11
1999/01/22 22 $954,259 -28% 638 $1,496   $154,943,010 12
1999/01/29 26 $644,698 -32% 579 $1,113   $155,587,708 13
1999/02/05 18 $1,366,178 +112% 823 $1,660   $156,953,886 14
1999/02/12 22 $1,252,359 -8% 721 $1,737   $158,206,245 15
1999/02/19 22 $864,554 -31% 632 $1,368   $159,070,799 16
1999/02/26 26 $641,729 -26% 532 $1,206   $159,712,528 17
1999/03/05 24 $543,447 -15% 480 $1,132   $160,255,975 18
1999/03/12 24 $511,914 -6% 432 $1,185   $160,767,889 19
1999/03/19 32 $328,827 -36% 368 $894   $161,096,716 20
1999/03/26 38 $201,101 -39% 261 $771   $161,297,817 21
1999/04/02 49 $112,092 -44% 148 $757   $161,409,909 22
1999/04/09 55 $58,968 -47% 91 $648   $161,468,877 23

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