The Watcher

David Allen Griffin is a cool killer- time and time again, he chooses a female victim, studies her for weeks till he knows her routine to the smallest detail, makes meticulous preparations using his forensic knowledge to gain entry when she's quite alone, subdues her and administers a long, torturous death. Joel Campbell got so frustrated by his failure to capture Griffin in Los Angeles, that he quit the FBI, moved to Chicago, and remains in psychiatric therapy, unable to function normally. Then he realizes, when opening his mail very late, that a new murder victim is Griffin's, and the killer sent him pictures of her. Campbell reports this to the police, but is unwilling to join them in the search, suggesting Griffin is too slick and clever; yet he won't get out of it that easily.

Grosses

Domestic (61.2%)
$28,946,615
Summary Details
DistributorUniversal Pictures
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Opening$9,062,295
2,742 theaters
Budget$30,000,000
Release DateSep 8, 2000 - Nov 2, 2000
MPAAR
Running Time1 hr 37 min
GenresCrime Drama Mystery Thriller
In Release115 days/16 weeks
Widest Release2,777 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Sep 8, 2000Friday1$2,879,095--2,742$1,049$2,879,0951
Sep 9, 2000Saturday1$3,852,505+33.8%-2,742$1,404$6,731,6002
Sep 10, 2000Sunday1$2,330,695-39.5%-2,742$849$9,062,2953
Sep 11, 2000Monday1$630,655-72.9%-2,742$229$9,692,9504
Sep 12, 2000Tuesday1$740,335+17.4%-2,742$269$10,433,2855
Sep 13, 2000Wednesday1$589,530-20.4%-2,742$215$11,022,8156
Sep 14, 2000Thursday1$548,400-7%-2,742$200$11,571,2157
Sep 15, 2000Friday1$1,715,625+212.8%-40.4%2,745$625$13,286,8408
Sep 16, 2000Saturday1$2,566,580+49.6%-33.4%2,745$935$15,853,4209
Sep 17, 2000Sunday1$1,523,475-40.6%-34.6%2,745$555$17,376,89510
Sep 18, 2000Monday1$398,075-73.9%-36.9%2,745$145$17,774,97011
Sep 19, 2000Tuesday1$521,545+31%-29.6%2,745$189$18,296,51512
Sep 20, 2000Wednesday1$411,750-21.1%-30.2%2,745$150$18,708,26513
Sep 21, 2000Thursday1$384,295-6.7%-29.9%2,745$139$19,092,56014
Sep 22, 2000Friday2$1,041,375+171%-39.3%2,777$375$20,133,93515
Sep 23, 2000Saturday2$1,721,740+65.3%-32.9%2,777$620$21,855,67516
Sep 24, 2000Sunday2$902,525-47.6%-40.8%2,777$325$22,758,20017
Sep 25, 2000Monday1$221,225-75.5%-44.4%2,777$79$22,979,42518
Sep 26, 2000Tuesday1$277,665+25.5%-46.8%2,777$99$23,257,09019
Sep 27, 2000Wednesday1$236,045-15%-42.7%2,777$85$23,493,13520
Sep 28, 2000Thursday1$236,500+0.2%-38.5%2,777$85$23,729,63521
Sep 29, 2000Friday3$659,125+178.7%-36.7%2,636$250$24,388,76022
Sep 30, 2000Saturday3$1,041,215+58%-39.5%2,636$394$25,429,97523
Oct 1, 2000Sunday3$579,920-44.3%-35.7%2,636$220$26,009,89524
Oct 2, 2000Monday2$158,160-72.7%-28.5%2,636$60$26,168,05525
Oct 3, 2000Tuesday2$171,340+8.3%-38.3%2,636$65$26,339,39526
Oct 4, 2000Wednesday2$171,195<0.1%-27.5%2,636$64$26,510,59027
Oct 5, 2000Thursday2$184,520+7.8%-22%2,636$70$26,695,11028
Oct 6, 2000Friday6$314,820+70.6%-52.2%1,749$180$27,009,93029
Oct 7, 2000Saturday6$498,465+58.3%-52.1%1,749$285$27,508,39530
Oct 8, 2000Sunday4$332,310-33.3%-42.7%1,749$190$27,840,70531
Oct 9, 2000
Indig. Peoples' Day
Monday5$131,175-60.5%-17.1%1,749$75$27,971,88032
Oct 10, 2000Tuesday5$78,705-40%-54.1%1,749$45$28,050,58533
Oct 11, 2000Wednesday5$70,005-11.1%-59.1%1,749$40$28,120,59034
Oct 12, 2000Thursday6$69,960<0.1%-62.1%1,749$40$28,190,55035
Oct 13, 2000Friday6$118,665+69.6%-62.3%879$135$28,309,21536
Oct 14, 2000Saturday6$171,405+44.4%-65.6%879$195$28,480,62037
Oct 15, 2000Sunday6$92,295-46.2%-72.2%879$105$28,572,91538
Oct 16, 2000Monday6$30,885-66.5%-76.5%879$35$28,603,80039
Oct 17, 2000Tuesday6$35,160+13.8%-55.3%879$40$28,638,96040
Oct 18, 2000Wednesday6$34,995-0.5%-50%879$39$28,673,95541
Oct 19, 2000Thursday6$30,765-12.1%-56%879$35$28,704,72042
Oct 20, 2000Friday8$36,445+18.5%-69.3%366$99$28,741,16543
Oct 21, 2000Saturday8$58,560+60.7%-65.8%366$160$28,799,72544
Oct 22, 2000Sunday8$32,935-43.8%-64.3%366$89$28,832,66045
Oct 23, 2000Monday8$9,225-72%-70.1%366$25$28,841,88546
Oct 24, 2000Tuesday8$12,825+39%-63.5%366$35$28,854,71047
Oct 25, 2000Wednesday8$11,025-14%-68.5%366$30$28,865,73548
Oct 26, 2000Thursday8$10,960-0.6%-64.4%366$29$28,876,69549
Oct 27, 2000Friday8$14,915+36.1%-59.1%157$95$28,891,61050
Oct 28, 2000Saturday8$22,765+52.6%-61.1%157$145$28,914,37551
Oct 29, 2000Sunday8$13,345-41.4%-59.5%157$85$28,927,72052
Oct 30, 2000Monday8$4,715-64.7%-48.9%157$30$28,932,43553
Oct 31, 2000
Halloween
Tuesday9$4,750+0.7%-63%157$30$28,937,18554
Nov 1, 2000Wednesday9$4,735-0.3%-57.1%157$30$28,941,92055
Nov 2, 2000Thursday9$4,695-0.8%-57.2%157$29$28,946,61556