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The English Patient (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $78,716,374Details
International Box Office $152,999,724Details
Worldwide Box Office $231,716,098
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

The story is about a doomed and tragic romance set against the backdrop of World War II. In a field hospital in Italy, Hana, a nurse from Canada, is caring for a pilot who was horribly burned in a plane wreck; he has no identification and cannot remember his name, so he's known simply as "the English Patient," thanks to his accent. When the hospital is forced to evacuate, Hana determines en route that the patient shouldn't be moved far due to his fragile condition, so the two are left in a monastery to be picked up later. In time, Hana begins to piece together the patient's story from the shards of his memories; he's actually Count Laszlo Almasy, of Hungarian nobility and an explorer working with a group mapping uncharted territory in North Africa. An Englishman, Geoffrey Clifton, soon joins Almasy's team; travelling with him is his lovely and spirited wife, Katherine. Katherine and Laszlo soon fall in love, which leads Laszlo to betray his friend, his country and all that is dear to him. Meanwhile, Hana and the Patient are joined by Kip, a Sikh with a gift for defusing mines, and Caravaggio, an intelligence agent who knows some of Laszlo's most shameful secrets.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 15th, 1996 (Wide) by Miramax
International Releases: March 15th, 1997 (Wide) (South Korea)
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, some violence and language
Running Time: 161 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Doctor Zhivago
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Keywords: World War II
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Tiger Moth Productions
Production Countries: Italy,
Tunisia

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 43rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 46 $29,260 Sep 5, 1997 297
Biggest 42nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 32 $82,297 Aug 29, 1997 290
Biggest 41st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 28 $87,962 Aug 22, 1997 283
Biggest 40th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 17 $165,173 Aug 15, 1997 276
Biggest 38th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 61 $31,200 Aug 1, 1997 262
Biggest 37th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 47 $60,824 Jul 25, 1997 255
Biggest 36th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 39 $92,600 Jul 18, 1997 248
Biggest 35th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 29 $184,545 Jul 11, 1997 241
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 101 $17,527 Jul 4, 1997 234
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 97 $22,073 Jun 27, 1997 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 85 $41,751 Jun 20, 1997 220
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 92 $52,586 Jun 13, 1997 213
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 90 $62,025 Jun 6, 1997 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 69 $110,552 May 30, 1997 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 50 $219,891 May 23, 1997 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 59 $220,781 May 16, 1997 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 77 $232,986 May 9, 1997 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 61 $366,304 May 2, 1997 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 43 $657,697 Apr 25, 1997 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 46 $813,647 Apr 18, 1997 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $1,270,359 Apr 11, 1997 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 15 $2,029,724 Apr 4, 1997 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7 $3,019,179 Mar 28, 1997 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 28 $2,015,118 Mar 21, 1997 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 42 $1,901,016 Mar 14, 1997 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 50 $2,007,254 Mar 7, 1997 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 44 $2,228,209 Feb 28, 1997 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 41 $2,823,228 Feb 21, 1997 101
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,415 $51,532,324 Feb 21, 1997 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $4,585,551 Feb 14, 1997 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 73 $2,237,749 Feb 7, 1997 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 120 $1,853,099 Jan 31, 1997 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 136 $1,915,342 Jan 24, 1997 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 150 $2,336,800 Jan 17, 1997 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 284 $2,023,234 Jan 10, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 293 $2,732,463 Jan 3, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 472 $2,659,575 Dec 27, 1996 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,166 $1,670,429 Dec 20, 1996 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,592 $1,779,831 Dec 13, 1996 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,700 $2,707,595 Dec 6, 1996 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,280 $5,550,565 Nov 29, 1996 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,184 $2,713,093 Nov 22, 1996 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,248 $278,439 Nov 15, 1996 3

Cast

   Almasy
   Hana
   Caravaggio
   Katharine Clifton
Naveen Andrews    Kip
Colin Firth    Geoffrey Clifton
Julian Wadham    Madox
Jurgen Prochnow    Major Muller
Kevin Whately    Hardy
Clive Merrison    Fenelon-Barnes
Nino Castelnuovo    D'Agostino
Hichem Rostom    Fouad
Peter Ruhring    Bermann
Geordie Johnson    Oliver
Torri Higginson    Mary
Liisa Repo-Martell    Jan
Raymond Coulthard    Rupert Douglas
Philip Whitchurch    Corporal Dade
Lee Ross    Spalding
Anthony Smee    Beach Interrogation Officer
Matthew Ferguson    Young Canadian Soldier
Jason Done    Kiss Me Soldier
Roger Morlidge    Sergeant Desert Train
Simon Sherlock    Private Desert Train
Sebastian Schipper    Interrogation Room Soldiers
Fritz Eggert    Interrogation Room Soldiers
Sonia Mankai    Arab Nurse
Rim Turki    Aicha
Sebastian Rudolph    Officer in Square
Thoraya Sehill    Interpreter in Square
Sondess Belhassen    Woman with Baby in Square
Dominic Mafham    Officer/El Taj
Salah Miled    Bedouin Doc
Gregor Truter    Corporal/El Taj
Abdellatif Hamrouni    Ancient Arab
Samy Azaiez    Kamal
Habib Chetoui    Al Auf
Phillipa Day    Officer's Wife
Amanda Walker    Lady Hampton
Paul Kant    Sir Ronnie Hampton

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Saul Zaentz
Screenwriter    Anthony Minghella
Based on the book "The English Patient"    Michael Ondaatje
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Scott Greenstein
Director of Photography    John Seale
Production Designer    Stuart Craig
Composer    Gabriel Yared
Costume Designer    Ann Roth
Supervising Film Editor    Walter Murch
Associate Producer    Paul Zaentz
Associate Producer    Steve Andrews
Line Producer    Alessandro Von Normann
Assistant Director    Steve Andrews
Second Unit Director    Peter Markham
Unit Production Manager    Franco Ballati
Unit Production Manager    Lynn Kamern
Art Director    Aurelio Crugnola
Set Decorator    Aurelio Crugnola
Set Decorator    Stephenie McMillan
Second Unit Photography    Remi Adefarasin
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dennis Lowe
Special Effects Supervisor    Richard Cornway
Recordist    Chris Newman
Recordist    Ivan Sharrock
Re-recording Mixer    Walter Murch
Re-recording Mixer    David Parker
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Berger
Supervising Sound Editor    Pat Jackson
Sound Effects Editor    Kyrsten Mate
Sound Effects Editor    Douglas S. Murray
Sound Effects Editor    Jennifer L. Ware
Dialogue Editor    Sara Bolder
Dialogue Editor    John Nutt
Makeup    Fabrizio Sforza
Makeup (Juliette Binoche/Kristin Scott Thomas)    Louise Constad
Makeup    Alessandra Sampaolo
Makeup    Giusseppe Desiato
Makeup    Antonio Maltempo
Hairstylist    Giusi Bovino
Hairstylist    Elisabetta De Leonardis
Music Editor    Robert Randles
Casting Director    Michelle Guish
Casting Director    David Rubin
Stunt Coordinator    Franco Salamon

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/11/15 26 $278,439   10 $27,844   $278,439 3
1996/11/22 8 $2,713,093 +874% 268 $10,123   $3,205,999 10
1996/11/29 7 $5,550,565 +105% 593 $9,360   $9,285,765 17
1996/12/06 7 $2,707,595 -51% 617 $4,388   $13,219,641 24
1996/12/13 10 $1,779,831 -34% 683 $2,606   $16,015,227 31
1996/12/20 13 $1,670,429 -6% 612 $2,729   $18,433,824 38
1996/12/27 14 $2,659,575 +59% 582 $4,570   $22,758,252 45
1997/01/03 11 $2,732,463 +3% 582 $4,695   $28,007,132 52
1997/01/10 14 $2,023,234 -26% 561 $3,606   $31,002,021 59
1997/01/17 14 $2,336,800 +15% 553 $4,226   $34,118,472 66
1997/01/24 13 $1,915,342 -18% 615 $3,114   $36,674,728 73
1997/01/31 14 $1,853,099 -3% 655 $2,829   $39,205,217 80
1997/02/07 8 $2,237,749 +21% 1,042 $2,148   $42,013,561 87
1997/02/14 8 $4,585,551 +105% 1,115 $4,113   $47,738,423 94
1997/02/21 10 $2,823,228 -38% 1,186 $2,380   $51,532,324 101
1997/02/28 13 $2,228,209 -21% 1,144 $1,948   $54,745,722 108
1997/03/07 13 $2,007,254 -10% 1,004 $1,999   $57,548,109 115
1997/03/14 13 $1,901,016 -5% 948 $2,005   $60,317,565 122
1997/03/21 10 $2,015,118 +6% 1,002 $2,011   $63,154,818 129
1997/03/28 8 $3,019,179 +50% 1,409 $2,143   $67,599,231 136
1997/04/04 11 $2,029,724 -33% 1,300 $1,561   $71,058,188 143
1997/04/11 14 $1,270,359 -37% 1,005 $1,264   $73,040,322 150
1997/04/18 16 $813,647 -36% 677 $1,202   $74,330,685 157
1997/04/25 14 $657,697 -19% 516 $1,275   $75,309,422 164
1997/05/02 20 $366,304 -44% 386 $949   $75,883,085 171
1997/05/09 20 $232,986 -36% 315 $740   $76,259,531 178
1997/05/16 20 $220,781 -5% 302 $731   $76,590,995 185
1997/05/23 26 $219,891 n/c 190 $1,157   $76,926,422 192
1997/05/30 31 $110,552 -50% 139 $795   $77,091,214 199
1997/06/06 36 $62,025 -44% 90 $689   $77,208,178 206
1997/06/13 40 $52,586 -15% 90 $584   $77,293,879 213
1997/06/20 45 $41,751 -21% 67 $623   $77,365,904 220
1997/06/27 53 $22,073 -47% 41 $538   $77,410,207 227
1997/07/04 56 $17,527 -21% 31 $565   $77,442,232 234
1997/07/11 20 $184,545 +953% 234 $789   $77,643,975 241
1997/07/18 31 $92,600 -50% 123 $753   $77,851,321 248
1997/07/25 37 $60,824 -34% 83 $733   $77,975,825 255
1997/08/01 49 $31,200 -49% 51 $612   $78,048,088 262
1997/08/15 32 $165,173   318 $519   $78,258,295 276
1997/08/22 41 $87,962 -47% 178 $494   $78,467,151 283
1997/08/29 43 $82,297 -6% 112 $735   $78,601,975 290
1997/09/05 54 $29,260 -64% 122 $240   $78,651,430 297

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1996/11/15 21 $492,906   10 $49,291   $492,906 7
1996/11/22 9 $3,242,294 +558% 268 $12,098   $3,735,200 14
1996/11/29 7 $6,776,846 +109% 593 $11,428   $10,512,046 21
1996/12/06 7 $3,723,350 -45% 617 $6,035   $14,235,396 28
1996/12/13 10 $2,527,999 -32% 683 $3,701   $16,763,395 35
1996/12/20 13 $3,335,282 +32% 612 $5,450   $20,098,677 42
1996/12/27 12 $5,175,992 +55% 582 $8,893   $25,274,669 49
1997/01/03 11 $3,704,118 -28% 582 $6,364   $28,978,787 56
1997/01/10 14 $2,802,885 -24% 561 $4,996   $31,781,672 63
1997/01/17 14 $2,977,714 +6% 553 $5,385   $34,759,386 70
1997/01/24 13 $2,592,732 -13% 615 $4,216   $37,352,118 77
1997/01/31 14 $2,423,694 -7% 655 $3,700   $39,775,812 84
1997/02/07 7 $3,377,060 +39% 1,042 $3,241   $43,152,872 91
1997/02/14 8 $5,556,224 +65% 1,115 $4,983   $48,709,096 98
1997/02/21 10 $3,808,417 -31% 1,186 $3,211   $52,517,513 105
1997/02/28 12 $3,023,342 -21% 1,144 $2,643   $55,540,855 112
1997/03/07 12 $2,875,694 -5% 1,004 $2,864   $58,416,549 119
1997/03/14 11 $2,723,151 -5% 948 $2,873   $61,139,700 126
1997/03/21 9 $3,440,352 +26% 1,002 $3,433   $64,580,052 133
1997/03/28 8 $4,448,412 +29% 1,409 $3,157   $69,028,464 140
1997/04/04 11 $2,741,499 -38% 1,300 $2,109   $71,769,963 147
1997/04/11 13 $1,747,075 -36% 1,005 $1,738   $73,517,038 154
1997/04/18 14 $1,134,687 -35% 677 $1,676   $74,651,725 161
1997/04/25 14 $865,056 -24% 516 $1,676   $75,516,781 168
1997/05/02 17 $509,764 -41% 386 $1,321   $76,026,545 175
1997/05/09 18 $343,669 -33% 315 $1,091   $76,370,214 182
1997/05/16 18 $336,317 -2% 302 $1,114   $76,706,531 189
1997/05/23 26 $274,131 -18% 190 $1,443   $76,980,662 196
1997/05/30 29 $165,491 -40% 139 $1,191   $77,146,153 203
1997/06/06 37 $95,140 -43% 90 $1,057   $77,241,293 210
1997/06/13 43 $82,860 -13% 90 $921   $77,324,153 217
1997/06/20 47 $63,981 -23% 67 $955   $77,388,134 224
1997/06/27 48 $36,571 -43% 41 $892   $77,424,705 231
1997/07/04 47 $34,725 -5% 31 $1,120   $77,459,430 238
1997/07/11 20 $299,291 +762% 234 $1,279   $77,758,721 245
1997/07/18 30 $156,280 -48% 123 $1,271   $77,915,001 252
1997/07/25 36 $101,887 -35% 83 $1,228   $78,016,888 259
1997/08/15 30 $286,067   318 $900   $78,379,189 280
1997/08/22 39 $140,489 -51% 178 $789   $78,519,678 287
1997/08/29 42 $102,492 -27% 112 $915   $78,622,170 294

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 3/15/1997 $0 0 52 53 $34,364 12/9/2016
 
Rest of World $152,965,360
 
International Total$152,999,724 12/9/2016