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Beloved (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,843,047Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
78% - Certified Fresh
Audience
71% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$53,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 16th, 1998 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: R for violent images, sexuality and nudity
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Keywords: Death of a Son or Daughter, Hauntings, African-American, Friendly Ghost, Slavery, Dysfunctional Family, Non-Chronological, Incest, Bigotry
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 527 $17,159 Mar 12, 1999 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 402 $55,582 Mar 5, 1999 143
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,314 $724 Dec 25, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,859 $5,943 Dec 18, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,766 $15,053 Dec 11, 1998 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,695 $31,942 Dec 4, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,680 $57,222 Nov 27, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,282 $158,809 Nov 20, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,773 $530,222 Nov 13, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,480 $1,477,904 Nov 6, 1998 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,424 $2,656,117 Oct 30, 1998 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,364 $4,286,417 Oct 23, 1998 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,074 $8,165,551 Oct 16, 1998 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,864 1,501 Oct 16, 1998 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 594 3.13 Oct 16, 1998 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 693 31.9% Oct 16, 1998 1

Cast

Oprah Winfrey    Sethe
Thandie Newton    Beloved
Irma P. Hall    Ella
Kimberly Elise    Denver
Beah Richards    Baby Suggs
Lisa Gay Hamilton    Younger Sethe
Albert Hall    Stamp Paid
Danny Glover    Paul D
Dorothy Love Coates    M. Lucille Williams
Vertamae Grosvener    Grace
Kessia Randall    Amy Denver
Jason Robards, Jr.    Mr. Bodwin
Carol Jean Lewis    Janey Wagon
Wes Bentley    Schoolteacher's Nephew
Tracey Walter    Slave Catcher
Jane White    Lady Jones
Alerte Belance    Nan
Hill Harper    Halle

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Set Decorator    Karen O'Hara

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.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/10/16 5 $8,165,551   1,501 $5,440   $8,165,551 3
1998/10/23 7 $4,286,417 -48% 1,507 $2,844   $14,736,650 10
1998/10/30 8 $2,656,117 -38% 1,571 $1,691   $18,712,389 17
1998/11/06 12 $1,477,904 -44% 1,386 $1,066   $21,137,134 24
1998/11/13 19 $530,222 -64% 626 $847   $22,227,635 31
1998/11/20 31 $158,809 -70% 247 $643   $22,550,984 38
1998/11/27 49 $57,222 -64% 66 $867   $22,659,813 45
1998/12/04 54 $31,942 -44% 66 $484   $22,705,177 52
1998/12/11 61 $15,053 -53% 43 $350   $22,731,272 59
1998/12/18 65 $5,943 -61% 21 $283   $22,743,463 66
1998/12/25 76 $724 -88% 2 $362   $22,746,521 73
1999/03/05 54 $55,582   206 $270   $22,802,816 143
1999/03/12 65 $17,159 -69% 60 $286   $22,843,047 150

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/10/16 4 $2,605,000   1,501 $1,736   $2,605,000 1
1998/10/17 5 $3,435,000 +32% 1,501 $2,288   $6,040,000 2
1998/10/18 4 $2,170,000 -37% 1,501 $1,446   $8,166,000 3
1998/10/19 3 $620,671 -71% 1,501 $414   $8,786,222 4
1998/10/20 3 $604,842 -3% 1,501 $403   $9,391,064 5
1998/10/21 3 $520,381 -14% 1,501 $347   $9,911,445 6
1998/10/22 4 $538,788 +4% 1,501 $359   $10,450,233 7
1998/10/23 7 $1,230,000 +128% 1,507 $816   $11,680,000 8
1998/10/24 7 $1,905,000 +55% 1,507 $1,264   $13,585,000 9
1998/10/25 7 $1,164,000 -39% 1,507 $772   $14,736,650 10
1998/10/26 7 $335,360 -71% 1,507 $223   $15,072,010 11
1998/10/27 7 $366,903 +9% 1,507 $243   $15,438,913 12
1998/10/28 6 $313,852 -14% 1,507 $208   $15,752,765 13
1998/11/01 8 $828,000   1,571 $527   $18,712,000 17
1998/11/02 8 $222,802 -73% 1,571 $142   $18,935,191 18
1998/11/03 7 $273,931 +23% 1,571 $174   $19,209,122 19
1998/11/04 8 $222,984 -19% 1,671 $133   $19,432,106 20
1998/11/05 8 $227,124 +2% 1,671 $136   $19,659,230 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/10/16 4 $10,450,233   1,501 $6,962   $10,450,233 7
1998/10/23 7 $5,606,039 -46% 1,507 $3,720   $16,056,272 14
1998/10/30 8 $3,602,958 -36% 1,571 $2,293   $19,659,230 21
1998/11/06 12 $2,038,183 -43% 1,386 $1,471   $21,697,413 28
1998/11/13 20 $694,762 -66% 626 $1,110   $22,392,175 35
1998/11/20 33 $210,416 -70% 247 $852   $22,602,591 42
1998/11/27 49 $70,644 -66% 66 $1,070   $22,673,235 49
1998/12/04 52 $42,984 -39% 66 $651   $22,716,219 56
1998/12/11 57 $21,301 -50% 43 $495   $22,737,520 63
1998/12/18 56 $8,277 -61% 21 $394   $22,745,797 70
1999/03/05 50 $78,654   206 $382   $22,825,888 147