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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 $165,633,912
Worldwide Box Office $314,111,923
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
86% - Certified Fresh
Audience
87% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 195 $44,753 Jun 19, 1998 180
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 141 $108,862 Jun 12, 1998 173
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 107 $218,910 Jun 5, 1998 166
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 98 $302,475 May 29, 1998 159
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 83 $455,516 May 22, 1998 152
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 122 $338,995 May 15, 1998 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 103 $560,315 May 8, 1998 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 74 $872,650 May 1, 1998 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 76 $1,054,333 Apr 24, 1998 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 63 $1,558,025 Apr 17, 1998 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 49 $2,056,290 Apr 10, 1998 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 26 $3,330,431 Apr 3, 1998 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 18 $4,302,498 Mar 27, 1998 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 44 $3,260,123 Mar 20, 1998 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 57 $3,051,172 Mar 13, 1998 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 69 $3,220,350 Mar 6, 1998 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 61 $4,058,350 Feb 27, 1998 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 69 $4,608,900 Feb 20, 1998 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 34 $7,428,700 Feb 13, 1998 54
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 519 $101,586,000 Feb 13, 1998 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 155 $5,029,396 Feb 6, 1998 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 155 $6,609,700 Jan 30, 1998 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 224 $7,519,940 Jan 23, 1998 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 385 $8,288,139 Jan 16, 1998 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 656 $9,012,839 Jan 9, 1998 19
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 865 $52,067,000 Jan 9, 1998 18
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 782 $12,217,707 Jan 2, 1998 12
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 213 $12,217,707 Jan 2, 1998 12
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 243 $12,606,928 Dec 26, 1997 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,436 $12,606,928 Dec 26, 1997 5
Widest Opening Weekend 2,767 1,572 Dec 26, 1997 5

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    Café 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

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/12/26 3 $12,606,928   1,572 $8,020   $16,164,889 5
1998/01/02 3 $12,217,707 -3% 1,579 $7,738   $40,722,657 12
1998/01/09 3 $9,012,839 -26% 1,632 $5,523   $54,049,474 19
1998/01/16 4 $8,288,139 -8% 1,753 $4,728   $65,090,466 26
1998/01/23 4 $7,519,940 -9% 1,763 $4,265   $76,623,975 33
1998/01/30 5 $6,609,700 -12% 1,778 $3,717   $85,572,016 40
1998/02/06 6 $5,029,396 -24% 1,795 $2,802   $92,284,397 47
1998/02/13 5 $7,428,700 +48% 1,801 $4,125   $101,614,491 54
1998/02/20 6 $4,608,900 -38% 1,837 $2,509   $107,510,852 61
1998/02/27 5 $4,058,350 -12% 1,831 $2,216   $112,852,318 68
1998/03/06 8 $3,220,350 -21% 1,788 $1,801   $117,231,402 75
1998/03/13 9 $3,051,172 -5% 1,710 $1,784   $121,407,160 82
1998/03/20 8 $3,260,123 +7% 1,604 $2,032   $125,803,127 89
1998/03/27 6 $4,302,498 +32% 1,564 $2,751   $131,786,180 96
1998/04/03 8 $3,330,431 -23% 1,556 $2,140   $136,381,511 103
1998/04/10 11 $2,056,290 -38% 1,414 $1,454   $139,621,599 110
1998/04/17 11 $1,558,025 -24% 1,205 $1,293   $142,064,798 117
1998/04/24 13 $1,054,333 -32% 1,051 $1,003   $143,556,984 124
1998/05/01 14 $872,650 -17% 1,205 $724   $144,751,251 131
1998/05/08 18 $560,315 -36% 1,006 $557   $145,568,128 138
1998/05/15 21 $338,995 -39% 805 $421   $146,085,411 145
1998/05/22 20 $455,516 +34% 485 $939   $146,653,084 152
1998/05/29 20 $302,475 -34% 367 $824   $147,047,669 159
1998/06/05 22 $218,910 -28% 258 $848   $147,346,087 166
1998/06/12 32 $108,862 -50% 152 $716   $147,540,545 173
1998/06/19 44 $44,753 -59% 58 $772   $147,637,474 180

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 GrossDays
1997/12/26 3 $24,946,989   1,572 $15,870   $28,504,950 9
1998/01/02 5 $16,531,685 -34% 1,579 $10,470   $45,036,635 16
1998/01/09 3 $11,765,692 -29% 1,632 $7,209   $56,802,327 23
1998/01/16 4 $12,301,708 +5% 1,753 $7,018   $69,104,035 30
1998/01/23 4 $9,858,281 -20% 1,763 $5,592   $78,962,316 37
1998/01/30 4 $8,292,685 -16% 1,778 $4,664   $87,255,001 44
1998/02/06 5 $6,930,790 -16% 1,795 $3,861   $94,185,791 51
1998/02/13 5 $8,716,161 +26% 1,801 $4,840   $102,901,952 58
1998/02/20 6 $5,892,016 -32% 1,837 $3,207   $108,793,968 65
1998/02/27 5 $5,217,084 -11% 1,831 $2,849   $114,011,052 72
1998/03/06 8 $4,344,936 -17% 1,788 $2,430   $118,355,988 79
1998/03/13 9 $4,187,016 -4% 1,710 $2,449   $122,543,004 86
1998/03/20 8 $4,940,678 +18% 1,604 $3,080   $127,483,682 93
1998/03/27 6 $5,567,398 +13% 1,564 $3,560   $133,051,080 100
1998/04/03 8 $4,514,229 -19% 1,556 $2,901   $137,565,309 107
1998/04/10 11 $2,941,464 -35% 1,414 $2,080   $140,506,773 114
1998/04/17 11 $1,995,878 -32% 1,205 $1,656   $142,502,651 121
1998/04/24 13 $1,375,950 -31% 1,051 $1,309   $143,878,601 128
1998/05/01 16 $1,129,212 -18% 1,205 $937   $145,007,813 135
1998/05/08 18 $738,603 -35% 1,006 $734   $145,746,416 142
1998/05/15 22 $451,152 -39% 805 $560   $146,197,568 149
1998/05/22 20 $547,626 +21% 485 $1,129   $146,745,194 156
1998/05/29 21 $381,983 -30% 367 $1,041   $147,127,177 163
1998/06/05 24 $304,506 -20% 258 $1,180   $147,431,683 170
1998/06/12 32 $161,038 -47% 152 $1,059   $147,592,721 177