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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. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 31 $642,840 Jun 8, 1990 180
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 89 $239,866 Jun 1, 1990 173
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 66 $454,422 May 25, 1990 166
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 67 $515,297 May 18, 1990 159
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 36 $1,044,626 May 11, 1990 152
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 615 $100,046,090 May 11, 1990 152
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 29 $1,534,747 May 4, 1990 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 32 $1,630,821 Apr 27, 1990 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 26 $2,075,163 Apr 20, 1990 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 33 $2,243,724 Apr 13, 1990 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 22 $3,210,821 Apr 6, 1990 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5 $5,175,409 Mar 30, 1990 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 21 $3,682,465 Mar 23, 1990 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 43 $2,874,332 Mar 16, 1990 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 36 $3,467,147 Mar 9, 1990 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 21 $5,089,040 Mar 2, 1990 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 20 $6,107,836 Feb 23, 1990 75
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,391 $53,290,516 Feb 23, 1990 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7 $9,834,744 Feb 16, 1990 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 32 $6,494,882 Feb 9, 1990 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 58 $6,011,600 Feb 2, 1990 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 120 $5,705,721 Jan 26, 1990 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 755 $2,643,374 Jan 19, 1990 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,142 $2,725,876 Jan 12, 1990 33
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,691 $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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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