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Dead Poets Society (1989)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $95,860,116Details
International Box Office $143,639,884Details
Worldwide Box Office $239,500,000
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$16,400,000
Domestic Releases: June 2nd, 1989 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: May 19th, 1990 (Wide) (South Korea)
Video Release: November 10th, 1998
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 128 minutes
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Keywords: Boarding School, Coming of Age, Inspirational Teacher, New Guy/Girl in School, Dysfunctional Family, Suicide, First Love, Writing and Writers, Performing Arts, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 97 $54,516 Dec 22, 1989 206
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 120 $1,370,827 Sep 1, 1989 94
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 176 $2,110,905 Aug 4, 1989 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 190 $2,609,319 Jul 28, 1989 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 187 $3,547,080 Jul 21, 1989 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 216 $4,258,839 Jul 14, 1989 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 247 $5,186,264 Jul 7, 1989 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,198 $51,579,124 Jun 30, 1989 35
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 278 $6,708,768 Jun 30, 1989 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 494 $7,344,976 Jun 23, 1989 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 646 $9,102,459 Jun 16, 1989 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,460 $7,540,464 Jun 9, 1989 10

Cast

   John Keating
Ethan Hawke    Todd Anderson
Robert Sean Leonard    Neil Perry
Josh Charles    Knox Overstreet
Kurtwood Smith    Mr. Perry
Jamie Kennedy    Extra (uncredited)
Lara Flynn Boyle    Ginny Danburry
Melora Walters    Gloria

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/06/09 3 $7,540,464   687 $10,976   $8,147,863 10
1989/06/16 3 $9,102,459 +21% 1,091 $8,343   $22,464,763 17
1989/06/23 5 $7,344,976 -19% 1,091 $6,732   $35,586,555 24
1989/06/30 6 $6,708,768 -9% 1,109 $6,049   $46,347,382 31
1989/07/07 6 $5,186,264 -23% 1,109 $4,677   $56,765,388 38
1989/07/14 8 $4,258,839 -18% 1,047 $4,068   $63,871,066 45
1989/07/21 7 $3,547,080 -17% 1,062 $3,340   $70,020,395 52
1989/07/28 9 $2,609,319 -26% 993 $2,628   $74,665,205 59
1989/08/04 10 $2,110,905 -19% 902 $2,340   $78,307,755 66
1989/09/01 14 $1,370,827   721 $1,901   $86,402,887 94
1989/12/22 39 $54,516   115 $474   $94,326,915 206

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/06/09 3 $12,754,905   687 $18,566   $13,362,304 14
1989/06/16 3 $14,879,275 +17% 1,091 $13,638   $28,241,579 21
1989/06/23 5 $11,397,035 -23% 1,091 $10,446   $39,638,614 28
1989/06/30 6 $11,940,510 +5% 1,109 $10,767   $51,579,124 35
1989/07/07 6 $8,033,103 -33% 1,109 $7,244   $59,612,227 42
1989/07/14 7 $6,861,088 -15% 1,047 $6,553   $66,473,315 49
1989/07/21 7 $5,582,571 -19% 1,062 $5,257   $72,055,886 56
1989/07/28 7 $4,140,964 -26% 993 $4,170   $76,196,850 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 5/19/1990 $0 0 71 124 $702,155 10/19/2016
 
Rest of World $142,937,729
 
International Total$143,639,884 10/19/2016