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Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,540,607Details
International Box Office $9,200,393
Worldwide Box Office $20,741,000
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
88% - Certified Fresh
Audience
87% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 1999 Movies at the Worldwide Box Office 97 $20,741,000
Top 1999 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 117 $11,540,607
Top 1999 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 10 $11,540,607
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 50,655 $537
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 14,372 $2,631
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 4,986 $6,014
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 8,077 $4,211
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 18,228 $2,138
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 52,414 $488
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 13,709 $2,740
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 4,691 $6,276
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 16,060 $2,397
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 7,858 $4,304
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 30,102 $1,265
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 10,830 $3,344
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 3,341 $7,887
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 15,412 $2,484
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 6,550 $4,942
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 44,280 $724
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 14,384 $2,629
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 8,859 $3,923
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 9,371 $3,761
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 19,862 $1,972
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 51,124 $524
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 13,958 $2,697
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 16,911 $2,290
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 7,835 $4,312
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 28,162 $1,367
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 11,380 $3,214
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 4,250 $6,723
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 15,415 $2,483
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 6,811 $4,787
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 35,662 $1,021
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 14,525 $2,609
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 135 $36,860
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 20,963 $1,873
All Time Worldwide Box Office 4,232 $20,741,000
All Time International Box Office 3,379 $9,200,393
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 199 $18,306,993
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 4,206 $18,306,993
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 245 $11,540,607
All Time Domestic Box Office by First-Time Directors 813 $11,540,607
All Time Domestic Box Office 4,450 $11,540,607

Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 8th, 1999 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: April 18th, 2000 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Comparisons: vs. Matroni et Moi
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Keywords: LGBT
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 129 $9,671 May 19, 2000 227
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 47 $9,671 May 19, 2000 227
Highest Theater Average 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 126 $537 May 19, 2000 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 119 $16,230 May 12, 2000 220
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 36 $16,230 May 12, 2000 220
Highest Theater Average 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 149 $524 May 12, 2000 220
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 120 $26,851 May 5, 2000 213
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 30 $26,851 May 5, 2000 213
Highest Theater Average 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 169 $488 May 5, 2000 213
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 86 $68,053 Apr 28, 2000 206
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 17 $68,053 Apr 28, 2000 206
Highest Theater Average 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 135 $724 Apr 28, 2000 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 58 $161,303 Apr 21, 2000 199
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 12 $161,303 Apr 21, 2000 199
Highest Theater Average 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 112 $1,021 Apr 21, 2000 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 35 $344,404 Apr 14, 2000 192
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 7 $344,404 Apr 14, 2000 192
Highest Theater Average 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 79 $1,367 Apr 14, 2000 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 30 $674,451 Apr 7, 2000 185
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 6 $674,451 Apr 7, 2000 185
Highest Theater Average 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 60 $1,873 Apr 7, 2000 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 18 $984,311 Mar 31, 2000 178
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 4 $984,311 Mar 31, 2000 178
Highest Theater Average 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 35 $2,697 Mar 31, 2000 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 34 $695,333 Mar 24, 2000 171
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 5 $695,333 Mar 24, 2000 171
Highest Theater Average 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 43 $2,483 Mar 24, 2000 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 57 $512,618 Mar 17, 2000 164
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 9 $512,618 Mar 17, 2000 164
Highest Theater Average 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 75 $1,972 Mar 17, 2000 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 73 $462,078 Mar 10, 2000 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 13 $462,078 Mar 10, 2000 157
Highest Theater Average 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 48 $2,484 Mar 10, 2000 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 87 $436,326 Mar 3, 2000 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 18 $436,326 Mar 3, 2000 150
Highest Theater Average 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 60 $2,397 Mar 3, 2000 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 123 $334,251 Feb 25, 2000 143
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 25 $334,251 Feb 25, 2000 143
Highest Theater Average 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 50 $2,740 Feb 25, 2000 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 99 $583,099 Feb 18, 2000 136
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 19 $583,099 Feb 18, 2000 136
Highest Theater Average 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 17 $4,942 Feb 18, 2000 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 418 $107,598 Feb 11, 2000 129
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 84 $107,598 Feb 11, 2000 129
Highest Theater Average 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 16 $4,304 Feb 11, 2000 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 475 $127,887 Feb 4, 2000 122
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 98 $127,887 Feb 4, 2000 122
Highest Theater Average 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 24 $3,761 Feb 4, 2000 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 544 $133,393 Jan 28, 2000 115
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 108 $133,393 Jan 28, 2000 115
Highest Theater Average 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 25 $3,923 Jan 28, 2000 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 917 $79,106 Jan 21, 2000 108
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 181 $79,106 Jan 21, 2000 108
Highest Theater Average 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 134 $2,138 Jan 21, 2000 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 788 $138,207 Jan 14, 2000 101
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 141 $138,207 Jan 14, 2000 101
Highest Theater Average 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 49 $3,214 Jan 14, 2000 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,060 $107,803 Jan 7, 2000 94
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 193 $107,803 Jan 7, 2000 94
Highest Theater Average 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 100 $2,629 Jan 7, 2000 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,236 $109,898 Dec 31, 1999 87
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 234 $109,898 Dec 31, 1999 87
Highest Theater Average 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 148 $2,290 Dec 31, 1999 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,834 $64,496 Dec 24, 1999 80
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 385 $64,496 Dec 24, 1999 80
Highest Theater Average 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 600 $1,265 Dec 24, 1999 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,948 $80,869 Dec 17, 1999 73
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 412 $80,869 Dec 17, 1999 73
Highest Theater Average 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 146 $2,609 Dec 17, 1999 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,219 $84,192 Dec 10, 1999 66
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 474 $84,192 Dec 10, 1999 66
Highest Theater Average 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 197 $2,631 Dec 10, 1999 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,292 $106,993 Dec 3, 1999 59
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 482 $106,993 Dec 3, 1999 59
Highest Theater Average 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 143 $3,344 Dec 3, 1999 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,400 $142,294 Nov 26, 1999 52
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 478 $142,294 Nov 26, 1999 52
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 108 $4,312 Nov 26, 1999 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,800 $155,798 Nov 19, 1999 45
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 553 $155,798 Nov 19, 1999 45
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 137 $4,211 Nov 19, 1999 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,467 $143,603 Nov 12, 1999 38
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 691 $143,603 Nov 12, 1999 38
Highest Theater Average 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 140 $4,787 Nov 12, 1999 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,716 $204,474 Nov 5, 1999 31
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 650 $204,474 Nov 5, 1999 31
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 133 $6,014 Nov 5, 1999 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,150 $257,330 Oct 29, 1999 24
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 626 $257,330 Oct 29, 1999 24
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 212 $6,276 Oct 29, 1999 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,516 $307,581 Oct 22, 1999 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 592 $307,581 Oct 22, 1999 17
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 277 $7,887 Oct 22, 1999 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,564 $121,018 Oct 15, 1999 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,154 $121,018 Oct 15, 1999 10
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 945 $6,723 Oct 15, 1999 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,497 $73,720 Oct 8, 1999 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,739 $73,720 Oct 8, 1999 3
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 118 $36,860 Oct 8, 1999 3
Top 1999 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 2 $36,860 Oct 8, 1999 3
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 248 $11,540,607 Oct 8, 1999 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 2,842 $11,540,607 Oct 8, 1999 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 326 363 Oct 8, 1999 0

Cast

Hilary Swank    Brandon Teena
Chloe Sevigny    Lana
Peter Sarsgaard    John
Brendan Sexton III    Tom
Alison Folland    Kate
Alicia Goranson    Candace
Matt McGrath    Lonny
Rob Campbell    Brian
Jeanetta Arnette    Lana's Mom
Jennifer Harris    Young Teena
Robert Prentiss   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/10/08 43 $73,720   2 $36,860   $73,720 3
1999/10/15 34 $121,018 +64% 18 $6,723   $237,504 10
1999/10/22 24 $307,581 +154% 39 $7,887   $595,961 17
1999/10/29 25 $257,330 -16% 41 $6,276   $975,059 24
1999/11/05 30 $204,474 -21% 34 $6,014   $1,295,683 31
1999/11/12 35 $143,603 -30% 30 $4,787   $1,536,097 38
1999/11/19 30 $155,798 +8% 37 $4,211   $1,749,153 45
1999/11/26 36 $142,294 -9% 33 $4,312   $1,961,871 52
1999/12/03 38 $106,993 -25% 32 $3,344   $2,118,767 59
1999/12/10 39 $84,192 -21% 32 $2,631   $2,249,024 66
1999/12/17 38 $80,869 -4% 31 $2,609   $2,370,938 73
1999/12/24 41 $64,496 -20% 51 $1,265   $2,485,430 80
1999/12/31 40 $109,898 +70% 48 $2,290   $2,697,068 87
2000/01/07 43 $107,803 -2% 41 $2,629   $2,881,431 94
2000/01/14 38 $138,207 +28% 43 $3,214   $3,074,284 101
2000/01/21 46 $79,106 -43% 37 $2,138   $3,190,627 108
2000/01/28 42 $133,393 +69% 34 $3,923   $3,393,369 115
2000/02/04 44 $127,887 -4% 34 $3,761   $3,578,044 122
2000/02/11 47 $107,598 -16% 25 $4,304   $3,734,381 129
2000/02/18 22 $583,099 +442% 118 $4,942   $4,370,540 136
2000/02/25 25 $334,251 -43% 122 $2,740   $4,839,061 143
2000/03/03 23 $436,326 +31% 182 $2,397   $5,407,452 150
2000/03/10 25 $462,078 +6% 186 $2,484   $6,070,561 157
2000/03/17 23 $512,618 +11% 260 $1,972   $6,817,529 164
2000/03/24 17 $695,333 +36% 280 $2,483   $7,802,635 171
2000/03/31 16 $984,311 +42% 365 $2,697   $9,326,087 178
2000/04/07 18 $674,451 -31% 360 $1,873   $10,369,824 185
2000/04/14 20 $344,404 -49% 252 $1,367   $10,968,569 192
2000/04/21 31 $161,303 -53% 158 $1,021   $11,288,912 199
2000/04/28 45 $68,053 -58% 94 $724   $11,425,402 206
2000/05/05 63 $26,851 -61% 55 $488   $11,484,710 213
2000/05/12 77 $16,230 -40% 31 $524   $11,515,562 220
2000/05/19 81 $9,671 -40% 18 $537   $11,533,945 227

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/10/28 20 $32,233   39 $826   $717,729 21
1999/11/01 19 $26,349   41 $643   $1,001,408 25
1999/11/02 20 $29,663 +13% 41 $723   $1,031,071 26
1999/11/03 18 $30,762 +4% 41 $750   $1,061,833 27
1999/11/04 20 $29,376 -5% 41 $716   $1,091,209 28
2000/01/17 35 $22,226   43 $517   $3,074,284 102

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/10/08 41 $116,486   2 $58,243   $116,486 7
1999/10/15 34 $171,894 +48% 18 $9,550   $288,380 14
1999/10/22 24 $429,349 +150% 39 $11,009   $717,729 21
1999/10/29 27 $373,480 -13% 41 $9,109   $1,091,209 28
1999/11/05 32 $301,285 -19% 34 $8,861   $1,392,494 35
1999/11/12 36 $200,861 -33% 30 $6,695   $1,593,355 42
1999/11/19 32 $226,222 +13% 37 $6,114   $1,819,577 49
1999/11/26 35 $192,197 -15% 33 $5,824   $2,011,774 56
1999/12/03 38 $153,058 -20% 32 $4,783   $2,164,832 63
1999/12/10 38 $125,237 -18% 32 $3,914   $2,290,069 70
1999/12/17 41 $130,865 +4% 31 $4,221   $2,420,934 77
1999/12/24 41 $166,236 +27% 51 $3,260   $2,587,170 84
1999/12/31 41 $186,458 +12% 48 $3,885   $2,773,628 91
2000/01/07 38 $162,449 -13% 41 $3,962   $2,936,077 98
2000/01/14 38 $175,444 +8% 43 $4,080   $3,111,521 105
2000/01/21 42 $148,455 -15% 37 $4,012   $3,259,976 112
2000/01/28 41 $190,181 +28% 34 $5,594   $3,450,157 119
2000/02/04 43 $176,626 -7% 34 $5,195   $3,626,783 126
2000/02/11 46 $160,658 -9% 25 $6,426   $3,787,441 133
2000/02/18 23 $717,369 +347% 118 $6,079   $4,504,810 140
2000/02/25 26 $466,316 -35% 122 $3,822   $4,971,126 147
2000/03/03 23 $637,357 +37% 182 $3,502   $5,608,483 154
2000/03/10 25 $696,428 +9% 186 $3,744   $6,304,911 161
2000/03/17 22 $802,391 +15% 260 $3,086   $7,107,302 168
2000/03/24 16 $1,234,474 +54% 280 $4,409   $8,341,776 175
2000/03/31 16 $1,353,597 +10% 365 $3,708   $9,695,373 182
2000/04/07 17 $928,792 -31% 360 $2,580   $10,624,165 189
2000/04/14 21 $503,444 -46% 252 $1,998   $11,127,609 196
2000/04/21 32 $229,740 -54% 158 $1,454   $11,357,349 203
2000/04/28 47 $100,510 -56% 94 $1,069   $11,457,859 210
2000/05/05 62 $41,473 -59% 55 $754   $11,499,332 217
2000/05/12 79 $24,942 -40% 31 $805   $11,524,274 224
2000/05/19 77 $16,333 -35% 18 $907   $11,540,607 231