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As Good as it Gets (1997)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $148,478,011Details
International Box Office $165,633,912Details
Worldwide Box Office $314,111,923
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 301-400) 336 $148,478,011
All Time International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 461 $165,633,912
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 387 $314,111,923
Leggiest Movies 77 11.78

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 24th, 1997 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13 on appeal for strong language, thematic elements, nudity and a beating (previously rated R)
Running Time: 138 minutes
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Keywords: LGBT, Writing and Writers, Romance, Superstition
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Gracie Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 98 $302,475 May 29, 1998 159
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 83 $455,516 May 22, 1998 152
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 74 $872,650 May 1, 1998 131
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 76 $1,054,333 Apr 24, 1998 124
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 63 $1,558,025 Apr 17, 1998 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 49 $2,056,290 Apr 10, 1998 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 26 $3,330,431 Apr 3, 1998 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 18 $4,302,498 Mar 27, 1998 96
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 45 $3,260,123 Mar 20, 1998 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 59 $3,051,172 Mar 13, 1998 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 72 $3,220,350 Mar 6, 1998 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 63 $4,058,350 Feb 27, 1998 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 72 $4,608,900 Feb 20, 1998 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 36 $7,428,700 Feb 13, 1998 54
Fastest to $100m 551 $101,586,000 Feb 13, 1998 54
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day) 145 $7,428,700 Feb 13, 1998 54
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 133 $14,097,107 Feb 13, 1998 54
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 121 $8,421,550 Feb 13, 1998 54
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 96 $15,981,193 Feb 13, 1998 54
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day) 70 $7,519,940 Jan 23, 1998 33
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 41 $14,270,249 Jan 23, 1998 33
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day) 130 $8,288,139 Jan 16, 1998 26
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 96 $15,728,025 Jan 16, 1998 26
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 108 $10,028,920 Jan 16, 1998 26
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 69 $19,031,426 Jan 16, 1998 26
Fastest to $50m 910 $52,067,000 Jan 9, 1998 18
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 86 $12,217,707 Jan 2, 1998 12
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 60 $23,184,988 Jan 2, 1998 12
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 88 $12,606,928 Dec 26, 1997 5
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 62 $24,444,806 Dec 26, 1997 5
Christmas (Opening, 3-Day) 42 $12,606,928 Dec 26, 1997 5
Christmas (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 29 $24,444,806 Dec 26, 1997 5
Never No. 1 Domestic 34 $148,478,011 Dec 24, 1997 0

Cast

   Melvin Udall
Helen Hunt    Carol Connelly
Greg Kinnear    Simon Bishop
Skeet Ulrich    Vincent
Cuba Gooding, Jr.    Frank Sachs
Yeardley Smith    Jackie
Shirley Knight    Beverly
Harold Ramis    Dr. Bettes
Leslie Stefanson    CafĂ© 24 Waitress
Maya Rudolph    Policewoman
Jamie Kennedy    Street Hustler
Brian Doyle-Murray    Handyman
Lisa Edelstein    Woman at Table

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Mark Andrus
Screenwriter    James L. Brooks
Story Creator    Mark Andrus
Producer    James L. Brooks
Producer    Bridget Johnson
Producer    Kristi Zea
Executive Producer    Richard Sakai
Executive Producer    Laurence Mark
Executive Producer    Laura Ziskin
Co-Producer    John D. Schofield
Co-Producer    Richard Marks
Production Designer    Bill Brzeski
Director of Photography    John Bailey
Editor    Richard Marks
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Associate Producer    Aldric Porter
Associate Producer    Maria Kavanaugh
Assistant Director    Aldric Porter
Associate Producer    Owen Wilson
Unit Production Manager    John Adam Jacobson
Art Director    Philip Toolin
Set Decorator    Clay A. Griffith
Costume Designer    Molly Maginnis
Sound Mixer    Jeff Wexler
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bartlett
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Smith
Supervising Sound Editor    Dennis Drummond
Supervising Sound Editor    David Giammarco
Makeup    Michele Burke
Hairstylist    Linda Arnold
Music Supervisor    Jeffrey Pollack
Casting Director    Francine Maisler
Stunt Coordinator    Ken Fritz
Stunt Coordinator    Walter Scottm

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1997/12/26 3 $12,606,928   1,572 $8,020   $16,164,889 1
1998/01/02 3 $12,217,707 -3% 1,579 $7,738   $40,722,657 2
1998/01/09 3 $9,012,839 -26% 1,632 $5,523   $54,049,474 3
1998/01/16 4 $8,288,139 -8% 1,753 $4,728   $65,090,466 4
1998/01/23 4 $7,519,940 -9% 1,763 $4,265   $76,623,975 5
1998/01/30 5 $6,609,700 -12% 1,778 $3,717   $85,572,016 6
1998/02/06 6 $5,029,396 -24% 1,795 $2,802   $92,284,397 7
1998/02/13 5 $7,428,700 +48% 1,801 $4,125   $101,614,491 8
1998/02/20 6 $4,608,900 -38% 1,837 $2,509   $107,510,852 9
1998/02/27 5 $4,058,350 -12% 1,831 $2,216   $112,852,318 10
1998/03/06 8 $3,220,350 -21% 1,788 $1,801   $117,231,402 11
1998/03/13 9 $3,051,172 -5% 1,710 $1,784   $121,407,160 12
1998/03/20 8 $3,260,123 +7% 1,604 $2,032   $125,803,127 13
1998/03/27 6 $4,302,498 +32% 1,564 $2,751   $131,786,180 14
1998/04/03 8 $3,330,431 -23% 1,556 $2,140   $136,381,511 15
1998/04/10 11 $2,056,290 -38% 1,414 $1,454   $139,621,599 16
1998/04/17 11 $1,558,025 -24% 1,205 $1,293   $142,064,798 17
1998/04/24 13 $1,054,333 -32% 1,051 $1,003   $143,556,984 18
1998/05/01 14 $872,650 -17% 1,205 $724   $144,751,251 19
1998/05/08 18 $560,315 -36% 1,006 $557   $145,568,128 20
1998/05/15 21 $338,995 -39% 805 $421   $146,085,411 21
1998/05/22 20 $455,516 +34% 485 $939   $146,653,084 22
1998/05/29 20 $302,475 -34% 367 $824   $147,047,669 23
1998/06/05 22 $218,910 -28% 258 $848   $147,346,087 24
1998/06/12 32 $108,862 -50% 152 $716   $147,540,545 25
1998/06/19 44 $44,753 -59% 58 $772   $147,637,474 26

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/12/25 5 $3,405,000   1,572 $2,166   $3,554,000 2
1997/12/29 3 $2,322,976   1,572 $1,478   $18,487,854 6
1997/12/30 3 $2,500,000 +8% 1,572 $1,590   $20,988,000 7
1997/12/31 3 $3,426,000 +37% 1,572 $2,179   $24,414,000 8
1998/01/01 3 $4,050,000 +18% 1,572 $2,576   $28,464,000 9
1998/01/02 3 $4,370,000 +8% 1,579 $2,768   $32,834,000 10
1998/01/03 3 $4,980,000 +14% 1,579 $3,154   $37,814,000 11
1998/01/04 3 $2,901,000 -42% 1,579 $1,837   $40,722,657 12
1998/01/05 2 $1,004,644 -65% 1,579 $636   $41,727,301 13
1998/01/06 2 $1,160,147 +15% 1,579 $735   $42,887,448 14
1998/01/07 2 $1,072,381 -8% 1,579 $679   $43,959,829 15
1998/01/08 2 $1,076,806 n/c 1,579 $682   $45,036,635 16
1998/01/09 3 $2,685,000 +149% 1,632 $1,645   $47,722,000 17
1998/01/10 3 $4,345,000 +62% 1,632 $2,662   $52,067,000 18
1998/01/11 3 $2,045,000 -53% 1,632 $1,253   $54,049,474 19
1998/01/12 3 $613,566 -70% 1,632 $376   $54,663,040 20
1998/01/13 3 $773,750 +26% 1,632 $474   $55,436,730 21
1998/01/14 3 $681,372 -12% 1,632 $418   $56,118,162 22
1998/01/15 3 $684,165 n/c 1,632 $419   $56,802,327 23
1998/01/16 5 $2,185,000 +219% 1,753 $1,246   $58,987,000 24
1998/01/17 3 $3,735,000 +71% 1,753 $2,131   $62,722,000 25
1998/01/18 4 $2,625,000 -30% 1,753 $1,497   $65,347,000 26
1998/01/19 3 $1,740,781 -34% 1,753 $993   $66,331,247 27
1998/01/20 3 $841,877 -52% 1,753 $480   $67,673,124 28
1998/01/21 3 $708,061 -16% 1,753 $404   $68,381,185 29
1998/01/22 2 $1,362,815 +92% 1,753 $777   $69,744,000 30
1998/01/23 4 $1,535,000 +13% 1,763 $871   $71,279,000 31
1998/01/24 4 $3,920,000 +155% 1,763 $2,223   $75,199,000 32
1998/01/25 4 $1,335,000 -66% 1,763 $757   $76,624,000 33
1998/01/26 3 $537,672 -60% 1,763 $305   $77,161,647 34
1998/01/27 3 $616,433 +15% 1,761 $350   $77,778,740 35
1998/01/28 3 $579,427 -6% 1,761 $329   $78,357,567 36
1998/01/29 3 $604,809 +4% 1,763 $343   $78,962,376 37
1998/01/30 4 $1,755,000 +190% 1,778 $987   $80,717,000 38
1998/01/31 5 $3,255,000 +85% 1,778 $1,831   $83,972,000 39
1998/02/01 5 $1,654,000 -49% 1,778 $930   $85,572,016 40
1998/02/02 4 $375,346 -77% 1,778 $211   $85,947,362 41
1998/02/03 4 $503,944 +34% 1,778 $283   $86,450,206 42
1998/02/04 4 $403,785 -20% 1,778 $227   $86,856,091 43
1998/02/05 4 $398,910 -1% 1,778 $224   $87,255,001 44
1998/02/06 6 $1,320,000 +231% 1,795 $735   $88,575,000 45
1998/02/07 5 $2,540,000 +92% 1,795 $1,415   $91,115,000 46
1998/02/08 5 $1,294,000 -49% 1,795 $721   $92,284,000 47
1998/02/09 4 $353,223 -73% 1,795 $197   $92,637,670 48
1998/02/10 4 $477,273 +35% 1,795 $266   $93,114,943 49
1998/02/11 3 $504,848 +6% 1,796 $281   $93,619,241 50
1998/02/12 3 $570,000 +13% 1,796 $317   $94,189,000 51
1998/02/13 5 $1,315,000 +131% 1,801 $730   $95,501,000 52
1998/02/14 5 $3,115,000 +137% 1,801 $1,730   $98,616,000 53
1998/02/15 5 $2,970,000 -5% 1,801 $1,649   $101,586,000 54
1998/02/16 6 $992,850 -67% 1,801 $551   $101,614,491 55
1998/02/17 5 $457,955 -54% 1,802 $254   $102,072,446 56
1998/02/18 5 $387,663 -15% 1,802 $215   $102,460,109 57
1998/02/19 5 $441,843 +14% 1,802 $245   $102,901,952 58
1998/02/20 6 $1,135,000 +157% 1,837 $618   $104,037,000 59
1998/02/21 5 $2,290,000 +102% 1,837 $1,247   $106,327,000 60
1998/02/22 7 $1,175,000 -49% 1,837 $640   $107,502,000 61
1998/02/23 6 $302,310 -74% 1,837 $165   $107,813,162 62
1998/02/24 5 $370,142 +22% 1,837 $201   $108,183,652 63
1998/02/25 5 $291,242 -21% 1,837 $159   $108,467,851 64
1998/02/26 5 $315,000 +8% 1,837 $171   $108,783,000 65
1998/02/27 6 $1,021,000 +224% 1,831 $558   $109,804,000 66
1998/02/28 5 $1,930,000 +89% 1,831 $1,054   $111,734,000 67
1998/03/01 5 $1,045,000 -46% 1,831 $571   $112,852,000 68
1998/03/02 5 $251,461 -76% 1,831 $137   $113,103,779 69
1998/03/03 5 $323,508 +29% 1,831 $177   $113,427,287 70
1998/03/04 5 $282,034 -13% 1,831 $154   $113,709,321 71
1998/03/05 5 $301,731 +7% 1,831 $165   $114,011,052 72
1998/03/06 9 $790,000 +162% 1,788 $442   $114,801,000 73
1998/03/07 8 $1,520,000 +92% 1,788 $850   $116,321,000 74
1998/03/08 9 $816,000 -46% 1,788 $456   $117,231,402 75
1998/03/09 8 $251,439 -69% 1,788 $141   $117,482,841 76
1998/03/10 8 $270,000 +7% 1,788 $151   $117,788,000 77
1998/03/11 8 $268,238 -1% 1,788 $150   $118,063,912 78
1998/03/12 8 $292,076 +9% 1,788 $163   $118,355,988 79
1998/03/13 9 $765,000 +162% 1,710 $447   $119,121,000 80
1998/03/14 8 $1,455,000 +90% 1,710 $851   $120,576,000 81
1998/03/15 7 $804,000 -45% 1,710 $470   $121,407,160 82
1998/03/16 7 $237,694 -70% 1,710 $139   $121,644,854 83
1998/03/17 7 $278,757 +17% 1,710 $163   $121,923,611 84
1998/03/18 7 $295,206 +6% 1,710 $173   $122,218,817 85
1998/03/19 6 $324,387 +10% 1,710 $190   $122,543,204 86
1998/03/20 9 $835,000 +157% 1,604 $521   $123,378,000 87
1998/03/21 8 $1,555,000 +86% 1,604 $969   $124,933,000 88
1998/03/22 8 $932,000 -40% 1,604 $581   $125,803,127 89
1998/03/23 9 $202,477 -78% 1,604 $126   $126,005,604 90
1998/03/24 6 $530,000 +162% 1,604 $330   $126,535,604 91
1998/03/25 6 $491,201 -7% 1,604 $306   $127,012,025 92
1998/03/26 6 $471,557 -4% 1,604 $294   $127,483,582 93
1998/03/27 7 $1,325,000 +181% 1,564 $847   $128,809,000 94
1998/03/28 6 $2,010,000 +52% 1,564 $1,285   $130,819,000 95
1998/03/29 7 $1,018,000 -49% 1,564 $651   $131,786,000 96
1998/03/30 8 $263,558 -74% 1,664 $158   $132,049,738 97
1998/03/31 8 $352,259 +34% 1,564 $225   $132,401,997 98
1998/04/01 7 $327,820 -7% 1,564 $210   $132,729,817 99
1998/04/02 7 $321,263 -2% 1,564 $205   $133,051,080 100
1998/04/03 5 $1,595,000 +396% 1,556 $1,025   $134,646,000 101
1998/04/04 10 $920,000 -42% 1,556 $591   $135,566,000 102
1998/04/05 9 $744,000 -19% 1,556 $478   $136,381,511 103
1998/04/06 9 $244,323 -67% 1,556 $157   $136,625,834 104
1998/04/07 9 $294,667 +21% 1,556 $189   $136,920,501 105
1998/04/08 10 $290,408 -1% 556 $522   $137,210,909 106
1998/04/12 10 $478,000   1,414 $338   $139,622,000 110
1998/04/16 10 $215,000   1,414 $152   $140,507,000 114

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1997/12/26 3 $24,946,989   1,572 $15,870   $28,504,950 2
1998/01/02 5 $16,531,685 -34% 1,579 $10,470   $45,036,635 3
1998/01/09 3 $11,765,692 -29% 1,632 $7,209   $56,802,327 4
1998/01/16 4 $12,301,708 +5% 1,753 $7,018   $69,104,035 5
1998/01/23 4 $9,858,281 -20% 1,763 $5,592   $78,962,316 6
1998/01/30 4 $8,292,685 -16% 1,778 $4,664   $87,255,001 7
1998/02/06 5 $6,930,790 -16% 1,795 $3,861   $94,185,791 8
1998/02/13 5 $8,716,161 +26% 1,801 $4,840   $102,901,952 9
1998/02/20 6 $5,892,016 -32% 1,837 $3,207   $108,793,968 10
1998/02/27 5 $5,217,084 -11% 1,831 $2,849   $114,011,052 11
1998/03/06 8 $4,344,936 -17% 1,788 $2,430   $118,355,988 12
1998/03/13 9 $4,187,016 -4% 1,710 $2,449   $122,543,004 13
1998/03/20 8 $4,940,678 +18% 1,604 $3,080   $127,483,682 14
1998/03/27 6 $5,567,398 +13% 1,564 $3,560   $133,051,080 15
1998/04/03 8 $4,514,229 -19% 1,556 $2,901   $137,565,309 16
1998/04/10 11 $2,941,464 -35% 1,414 $2,080   $140,506,773 17
1998/04/17 11 $1,995,878 -32% 1,205 $1,656   $142,502,651 18
1998/04/24 13 $1,375,950 -31% 1,051 $1,309   $143,878,601 19
1998/05/01 16 $1,129,212 -18% 1,205 $937   $145,007,813 20
1998/05/08 18 $738,603 -35% 1,006 $734   $145,746,416 21
1998/05/15 22 $451,152 -39% 805 $560   $146,197,568 22
1998/05/22 20 $547,626 +21% 485 $1,129   $146,745,194 23
1998/05/29 21 $381,983 -30% 367 $1,041   $147,127,177 24
1998/06/05 24 $304,506 -20% 258 $1,180   $147,431,683 25
1998/06/12 32 $161,038 -47% 152 $1,059   $147,592,721 26

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