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Dances with Wolves (1990)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $184,208,842Details
International Box Office $239,991,158
Worldwide Box Office $424,200,000
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
87% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$19,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 9th, 1990 (Wide) by Orion Pictures
Video Release: April 20th, 1993 by Orion Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 181 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Last of the Mohicans
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Keywords: Culture Clash, Native Americans
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Western
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Tig Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 12 $716,449 Jun 21, 1991 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 13 $784,346 Jun 14, 1991 220
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 15 $806,709 May 31, 1991 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 16 $1,209,017 May 24, 1991 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 13 $1,396,192 May 17, 1991 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10 $1,436,476 May 10, 1991 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8 $1,838,329 May 3, 1991 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10 $2,065,096 Apr 26, 1991 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5 $2,940,860 Apr 19, 1991 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5 $3,467,181 Apr 12, 1991 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2 $4,014,945 Apr 5, 1991 150
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 292 $150,666,372 Apr 5, 1991 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2 $5,406,366 Mar 29, 1991 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3 $3,750,142 Mar 22, 1991 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10 $2,816,640 Mar 15, 1991 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 12 $3,381,254 Mar 8, 1991 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $3,942,518 Mar 1, 1991 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $4,225,329 Feb 22, 1991 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $6,202,141 Feb 15, 1991 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 25 $3,905,835 Feb 8, 1991 94
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 584 $100,006,882 Feb 1, 1991 91
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 21 $4,787,941 Feb 1, 1991 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 30 $4,307,895 Jan 25, 1991 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 23 $5,759,572 Jan 18, 1991 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 35 $5,586,412 Jan 11, 1991 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 17 $7,329,451 Jan 4, 1991 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8 $11,898,621 Dec 28, 1990 52
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 269 $11,898,621 Dec 28, 1990 52
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,310 $61,562,428 Dec 28, 1990 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 109 $5,906,935 Dec 21, 1990 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 336 $4,471,916 Dec 14, 1990 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 435 $5,385,579 Dec 7, 1990 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 535 $7,024,913 Nov 30, 1990 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 607 $9,491,623 Nov 23, 1990 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,545 $565,083 Nov 16, 1990 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,801 $598,257 Nov 9, 1990 3

Cast

   Lieutenant John G. Dunbar
Mary McDonnell    Stands With A Fist
Graham Greene    Kicking Bird
Rodney A. Grant    Wind in His Hair
Floyd Red Crow Westerman    Ten Bears
Tantoo Cardinal    Black Shawl
Robert Pastorelli    Timmons
Charles Rocket    Lt. Elgin
Maury Chaykin    Major Fambrough
Jimmy Herman    Stone Calf
Nathan Lee    Smiles a Lot
Michael Spears    Otter
Jason R. Lone Hill    Worm
Tony Pierce    Spivey
Doris Leader Charge    Pretty Shield
Tom Everett    Sergeant Pepper
Larry Joshua    Sergeant Bauer
Kirk Baltz    Edwards
Wayne Grace    Major
Donald Hotton    General Tide
Annie Costner    Christine
Conor Duffy    Willie
Elisa Daniel    Christine's Mother
Percy White Plume    Big Warrior
John Tail    Escort Warrior
Steve Reevis    Sioux Warrior
Sheldon Wolfchild    Sioux Warrior
Wes Studi    Toughest Pawnee
Buffalo Child    Pawnee
Clayton Big Eagle    Pawnee
Richard Leader Charge    Pawnee
Redwing Ted Nez    Sioux Warrior
Marvin Holy    Sioux Warrior
Raymond Newholy    Sioux Bird's Courier
David J. Fuller    Kicking Bird's Son
Ryan White Bull    Kicking Bird's Eldest Son
Otakuye Conroy    Kicking Bird's Daughter
Maretta Big Crow    Village Mother
Steve Chambers    Guard
William H. Burton    General's Aide
Bill W. Curry    Confederate Cavalryman
Nick Thompson    Confederate Soldier
Carter Hanner    Confederate Soldier
Kent Hays    Wagon Driver
Robert Goldman    Union Soldier
Frank P. Costanza    Trucker
James A. Mitchell    Ray
R.L. Curtin    Ambush Wagon Driver

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Michael Blake
Story Creator    Michael Blake
Producer    Jim Wilson
Producer    Kevin Costner
Executive Producer    Jake Eberts
Production Designer    Jeffrey Beecroft
Editor    Neil Travis
Editor    William Hoy
Editor    Stephen Potter
Editor    Chip Masamitsu
Composer    John Barry
Director of Photography    Dean Semler
Associate Producer    Bonnie Arnold
Line Producer    Derek Kavanagh
Assistant Director    Doug Metzger
Unit Production Manager    Derek Kavanagh
Art Director    William Ladd Skinner
Set Decorator    Lisa Dean
Second Unit Camera    John Huneck
Second Unit Camera    Philip C. Pfeiffer
Costume Designer    Elsa Zamparelli
Costume Supervisor    Birgitta Bjerke
Sound Mixer    Russell Williams II
Sound Mixer    Mary Jo Devenney
Re-recording Mixer    Jeffrey Perkins
Re-recording Mixer    Bill W. Benton
Re-recording Mixer    Gregory H. Watkins
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Napell
Supervising Sound Editor    Hari Ryatt
Supervising Sound Editor    Robert Fitzgerald
Sound Editor    Bruce Stubblefield
Sound Editor    Linda Moss
Sound Editor    Albert Gasser
Sound Editor    Jeffrey Rosen
Sound Editor    Howard Gindoff
Sound Editor    Ed Fassl
Sound Designer    Robert Fitzgerald
Music Editor    Clif Kohlweck
Make up    Frank Carrisosa
Make up    David Atherton
Hairstylist    Elle Elliott
Hairstylist    Tamara Guthrie
Additional Music    Peter Buffett
Music Supervisor    John Coinman
Casting Director    Elisabeth Leustig
Stunt Coordinator    Norman Howell

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/11/09 11 $598,257   14 $42,733   $598,257 3
1990/11/16 11 $565,083 -6% 14 $40,363   $1,532,461 10
1990/11/23 3 $9,491,623 +1,580% 1,048 $9,057   $14,340,791 17
1990/11/30 4 $7,024,913 -26% 1,053 $6,671   $24,411,745 24
1990/12/07 4 $5,385,579 -23% 1,051 $5,124   $32,019,043 31
1990/12/14 4 $4,471,916 -17% 1,196 $3,739   $38,378,883 38
1990/12/21 4 $5,906,935 +32% 1,254 $4,710   $46,269,616 45
1990/12/28 4 $11,898,621 +101% 1,269 $9,376   $61,562,428 52
1991/01/04 4 $7,329,451 -38% 1,282 $5,717   $71,245,992 59
1991/01/11 5 $5,586,412 -24% 1,285 $4,347   $79,408,319 66
1991/01/18 4 $5,759,572 +3% 1,301 $4,427   $86,834,177 73
1991/01/25 5 $4,307,895 -25% 1,302 $3,309   $92,390,440 80
1991/02/01 2 $4,787,941 +11% 1,343 $3,565   $98,652,878 87
1991/02/08 5 $3,905,835 -18% 1,548 $2,523   $103,912,717 94
1991/02/15 5 $6,202,141 +59% 1,554 $3,991   $111,742,261 101
1991/02/22 5 $4,225,329 -32% 1,602 $2,638   $117,287,535 108
1991/03/01 6 $3,942,518 -7% 1,608 $2,452   $122,601,476 115
1991/03/08 6 $3,381,254 -14% 1,572 $2,151   $127,243,233 122
1991/03/15 8 $2,816,640 -17% 1,545 $1,823   $131,271,171 129
1991/03/22 6 $3,750,142 +33% 1,538 $2,438   $136,249,848 136
1991/03/29 3 $5,406,366 +44% 1,621 $3,335   $144,313,302 143
1991/04/05 4 $4,014,945 -26% 1,636 $2,454   $150,666,372 150
1991/04/12 4 $3,467,181 -14% 1,612 $2,151   $155,257,286 157
1991/04/19 5 $2,940,860 -15% 1,625 $1,810   $159,510,493 164
1991/04/26 8 $2,065,096 -30% 1,597 $1,293   $162,453,745 171
1991/05/03 9 $1,838,329 -11% 1,478 $1,244   $164,961,941 178
1991/05/10 9 $1,436,476 -22% 1,358 $1,058   $167,075,878 185
1991/05/17 11 $1,396,192 -3% 1,107 $1,261   $169,370,575 192
1991/05/24 15 $1,209,017 -13% 743 $1,627   $171,221,399 199
1991/05/31 15 $806,709 -33% 797 $1,012   $172,548,016 206
1991/06/14 11 $784,346   716 $1,095   $173,995,363 220
1991/06/21 14 $716,449 -9% 586 $1,223   $175,293,948 227

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/11/09 8 $967,378   14 $69,098   $967,378 7
1990/11/16 7 $3,881,790 +301% 14 $277,271   $4,849,168 14
1990/11/23 3 $12,537,664 +223% 1,048 $11,963   $17,386,832 21
1990/11/30 4 $9,246,632 -26% 1,053 $8,781   $26,633,464 28
1990/12/07 4 $7,273,503 -21% 1,051 $6,921   $33,906,967 35
1990/12/14 4 $6,455,714 -11% 1,196 $5,398   $40,362,681 42
1990/12/21 3 $9,301,126 +44% 1,254 $7,417   $49,663,807 49
1990/12/28 4 $14,252,734 +53% 1,269 $11,231   $63,916,541 56
1991/01/04 4 $9,905,366 -31% 1,282 $7,726   $73,821,907 63
1991/01/11 5 $7,252,698 -27% 1,285 $5,644   $81,074,605 70
1991/01/18 4 $7,007,940 -3% 1,301 $5,387   $88,082,545 77
1991/01/25 4 $5,782,392 -17% 1,302 $4,441   $93,864,937 84
1991/02/01 2 $6,141,945 +6% 1,343 $4,573   $100,006,882 91
1991/02/08 5 $5,533,238 -10% 1,548 $3,574   $105,540,120 98
1991/02/15 5 $7,522,086 +36% 1,554 $4,840   $113,062,206 105
1991/02/22 5 $5,596,752 -26% 1,602 $3,494   $118,658,958 112
1991/03/01 4 $5,203,021 -7% 1,608 $3,236   $123,861,979 119
1991/03/08 6 $4,592,552 -12% 1,572 $2,921   $128,454,531 126
1991/03/15 8 $4,045,175 -12% 1,545 $2,618   $132,499,706 133
1991/03/22 3 $6,407,230 +58% 1,538 $4,166   $138,906,936 140
1991/03/29 3 $7,744,491 +21% 1,621 $4,778   $146,651,427 147
1991/04/05 5 $5,138,678 -34% 1,636 $3,141   $151,790,105 154
1991/04/12 4 $4,779,528 -7% 1,612 $2,965   $156,569,633 161
1991/04/19 5 $3,819,016 -20% 1,625 $2,350   $160,388,649 168
1991/04/26 8 $2,734,963 -28% 1,597 $1,713   $163,123,612 175
1991/05/03 9 $2,515,790 -8% 1,478 $1,702   $165,639,402 182
1991/05/10 8 $2,334,981 -7% 1,358 $1,719   $167,974,383 189
1991/05/17 11 $2,037,999 -13% 1,107 $1,841   $170,012,382 196
1991/05/24 13 $1,728,925 -15% 743 $2,327   $171,741,307 203
1991/06/14 10 $1,366,482   716 $1,908   $174,577,499 224

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/16/20111522,023 22,023$440,239$440,239926