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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $106,593,296Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 587 $106,593,296
All Time Worldwide Box Office 1,309 $106,593,296
Leggiest Movies 100 10.84
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 93 $106,593,296
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 194 $106,593,296

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,500,000
Domestic Releases: December 13th, 1989 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: April 1st, 1992 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: The Zanuck Company
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 31 $642,840 Jun 8, 1990 180
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 89 $239,866 Jun 1, 1990 173
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 66 $454,422 May 25, 1990 166
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 67 $515,297 May 18, 1990 159
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 36 $1,044,626 May 11, 1990 152
Fastest to $100m 623 $100,046,090 May 11, 1990 152
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 29 $1,534,747 May 4, 1990 145
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 32 $1,630,821 Apr 27, 1990 138
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 26 $2,075,163 Apr 20, 1990 131
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 33 $2,243,724 Apr 13, 1990 124
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 22 $3,210,821 Apr 6, 1990 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 5 $5,175,409 Mar 30, 1990 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 21 $3,682,465 Mar 23, 1990 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 44 $2,874,332 Mar 16, 1990 96
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 37 $3,467,147 Mar 9, 1990 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 21 $5,089,040 Mar 2, 1990 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 20 $6,107,836 Feb 23, 1990 75
Fastest to $50m 1,405 $53,290,516 Feb 23, 1990 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 7 $9,834,744 Feb 16, 1990 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 34 $6,494,882 Feb 9, 1990 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 60 $6,011,600 Feb 2, 1990 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 123 $5,705,721 Jan 26, 1990 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 767 $2,643,374 Jan 19, 1990 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,154 $2,725,876 Jan 12, 1990 33
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,725 $440,037 Dec 22, 1989 12

Cast

   Hoke Colburn
   Daisy Werthan
Dan Aykroyd    Boolie Werthan
Patti LuPone    Florine Werthan
Esther Rolle    Idella
Joann Havrilla    Miss McClatchey
William Hall Jr.    Oscar
Alvin M. Sugarman    Dr. Weil
Clarice F. Geigerman    Nonie
Muriel Moore    Miriam
Sylvia Kaler    Beulah
Carolyn Gold    Neighbor Lady
Crystal R. Fox    Katie Bell
Bob Hannah    Red Mitchell
Ray McKinnon    Trooper
Ashley Josey    Trooper
Jack Rousso    Slick
Fred Faser    Insurance Agent
Indra A. Thomas    Soloist

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Richard D. Zanuck
Producer    Lili Fini Zanuck
Screenwriter    Alfred Uhry
Executive Producer    David Brown
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Director of Photography    Peter James
Production Designer    Bruno Rubeo
Editor    Mark Warner
Co-Executive Producer    Jake Eberts
Associate Producer    Robert Doudell
Associate Producer    Alfred Uhry
Assistant Director    Katterli Frauenfelder
Unit Production Manager    Robert Doudell
Art Director    Victor Kempster
Set Decorator    Crispian Sallis
Costume Designer    Elizabeth McBride
Costume Supervisor    Marsha Perloff
Sound Mixer    Hank Garfield
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Minkler
Re-recording Mixer    Matthew Iadarola
Supervising Sound Editor    Gloria S. Borders
Sound Effects Editor    Tim Holland
Dialogue Editor    Ronald A. Jacobs
Dialogue Editor    Melissa Dietz
Music Editor    Laura Perlman
Make up    Manlio Rocchetti
Music Supervisor    Barry Levine
Story Creator    Alfred Uhry
Casting (Atlanta)    Elyn S. Wright

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/12/22 17 $440,037   32 $13,751   $639,581 12
1990/01/12 10 $2,725,876   277 $9,841   $5,116,098 33
1990/01/19 9 $2,643,374 -3% 278 $9,509   $9,123,939 40
1990/01/26 1 $5,705,721 +116% 895 $6,375   $16,045,457 47
1990/02/02 1 $6,011,600 +5% 895 $6,717   $24,384,883 54
1990/02/09 2 $6,494,882 +8% 1,302 $4,988   $32,941,528 61
1990/02/16 1 $9,834,744 +51% 1,397 $7,040   $45,233,059 68
1990/02/23 1 $6,107,836 -38% 1,432 $4,265   $53,290,516 75
1990/03/02 2 $5,089,040 -17% 1,432 $3,554   $60,302,144 82
1990/03/09 5 $3,467,147 -32% 1,432 $2,421   $65,332,259 89
1990/03/16 6 $2,874,332 -17% 1,353 $2,124   $69,545,080 96
1990/03/23 4 $3,682,465 +28% 1,652 $2,229   $74,523,531 103
1990/03/30 4 $5,175,409 +41% 1,668 $3,103   $82,063,381 110
1990/04/06 7 $3,210,821 -38% 1,528 $2,101   $86,911,643 117
1990/04/13 8 $2,243,724 -30% 1,387 $1,618   $90,455,663 124
1990/04/20 8 $2,075,163 -8% 1,296 $1,601   $93,591,323 131
1990/04/27 8 $1,630,821 -21% 1,063 $1,534   $96,111,623 138
1990/05/04 9 $1,534,747 -6% 1,120 $1,370   $98,406,081 145
1990/05/11 9 $1,044,626 -32% 914 $1,143   $100,046,090 152
1990/05/18 11 $515,297 -51% 803 $642   $100,861,228 159
1990/05/25 11 $454,422 -12% 674 $674   $101,514,555 166
1990/06/01 11 $239,866 -47% 574 $418   $101,873,538 173
1990/06/08 10 $642,840 +168% 964 $667   $102,647,257 180

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1990/01/12 8 $4,090,343   277 $14,767   $6,480,565 37
1990/01/19 8 $3,859,171 -6% 278 $13,882   $10,339,736 44
1990/01/26 1 $8,033,547 +108% 895 $8,976   $18,373,283 51
1990/02/02 1 $8,073,363 n/c 895 $9,021   $26,446,646 58
1990/02/09 2 $8,951,669 +11% 1,302 $6,875   $35,398,315 65
1990/02/16 1 $11,784,365 +32% 1,397 $8,435   $47,182,680 72
1990/02/23 1 $8,030,424 -32% 1,432 $5,608   $55,213,104 79
1990/03/02 2 $6,652,008 -17% 1,432 $4,645   $61,865,112 86
1990/03/09 5 $4,805,636 -28% 1,432 $3,356   $66,670,748 93
1990/03/16 5 $4,170,318 -13% 1,353 $3,082   $70,841,066 100
1990/03/23 4 $6,046,906 +45% 1,652 $3,660   $76,887,972 107
1990/03/30 4 $6,812,850 +13% 1,668 $4,084   $83,700,822 114
1990/04/06 7 $4,511,117 -34% 1,528 $2,952   $88,211,939 121
1990/04/13 8 $3,304,221 -27% 1,387 $2,382   $91,516,160 128
1990/04/20 6 $2,964,642 -10% 1,296 $2,288   $94,480,802 135
1990/04/27 8 $2,390,532 -19% 1,063 $2,249   $96,871,334 142
1990/05/04 9 $2,130,130 -11% 1,120 $1,902   $99,001,464 149
1990/05/11 9 $1,344,467 -37% 914 $1,471   $100,345,931 156
1990/05/18 8 $714,202 -47% 803 $889   $101,060,133 163
1990/05/25 10 $573,539 -20% 674 $851   $101,633,672 170
1990/06/01 9 $370,745 -35% 574 $646   $102,004,417 177