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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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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 693 $95,860,116
All Time International Box Office 514 $143,639,884
All Time Worldwide Box Office 538 $239,500,000

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 30th Weekend 97 $54,516 Dec 22, 1989 206
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 122 $1,370,827 Sep 1, 1989 94
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 180 $2,110,905 Aug 4, 1989 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 193 $2,609,319 Jul 28, 1989 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 190 $3,547,080 Jul 21, 1989 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 220 $4,258,839 Jul 14, 1989 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 252 $5,186,264 Jul 7, 1989 38
Fastest to $50m 1,215 $51,579,124 Jun 30, 1989 35
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 285 $6,708,768 Jun 30, 1989 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 504 $7,344,976 Jun 23, 1989 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 656 $9,102,459 Jun 16, 1989 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,477 $7,540,464 Jun 9, 1989 10
Never No. 1 Domestic 154 $95,860,116 Jun 2, 1989 0

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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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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