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Forrest Gump (1994)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $330,151,138Details
International Box Office $349,706,026
Worldwide Box Office $679,857,164
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
72% - Fresh
Audience
95% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$55,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 6th, 1994 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
March 6th, 2013 (Special Engagement) by Cinemark
September 5th, 2014 (Limited) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: August 28th, 2001 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for drug content, some sensuality and war violence
Running Time: 142 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Schindler's List
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Keywords: Vietnam War, Visual Effects
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Steve Tisch Productions, Wendy Fineman Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 46th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $95,604 May 19, 1995 320
Biggest 45th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $169,905 May 12, 1995 313
Biggest 44th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $392,990 May 5, 1995 306
Biggest 43rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5 $729,224 Apr 28, 1995 299
Biggest 42nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2 $1,233,350 Apr 21, 1995 292
Biggest 41st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2 $1,301,882 Apr 14, 1995 285
Biggest 40th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2 $1,704,996 Apr 7, 1995 278
Biggest 39th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1 $2,650,130 Mar 31, 1995 271
Biggest 38th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3 $1,985,988 Mar 24, 1995 264
Biggest 37th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4 $1,605,419 Mar 17, 1995 257
Biggest 36th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3 $1,804,188 Mar 10, 1995 250
Biggest 35th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2 $2,033,967 Mar 3, 1995 243
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1 $2,355,216 Feb 24, 1995 236
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2 $3,044,280 Feb 17, 1995 229
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 25 $762,890 Jan 13, 1995 194
Fastest Movies to Earn $300 Million at the Domestic Box Office 56 $300,443,950 Jan 13, 1995 194
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 29 $699,193 Jan 6, 1995 187
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 22 $903,409 Dec 30, 1994 180
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 49 $462,448 Dec 23, 1994 173
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 78 $340,990 Dec 16, 1994 166
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 65 $532,057 Dec 9, 1994 159
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 64 $645,967 Dec 2, 1994 152
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 37 $1,260,602 Nov 25, 1994 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 69 $851,785 Nov 18, 1994 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 44 $1,539,975 Nov 11, 1994 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 40 $1,976,494 Nov 4, 1994 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 54 $1,861,298 Oct 28, 1994 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 35 $2,795,175 Oct 21, 1994 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 30 $3,272,015 Oct 14, 1994 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $3,950,473 Oct 7, 1994 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 25 $4,368,160 Sep 30, 1994 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 18 $5,457,584 Sep 23, 1994 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 21 $6,066,317 Sep 16, 1994 75
Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office 85 $250,194,602 Sep 9, 1994 72
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 21 $6,760,367 Sep 9, 1994 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4 $12,221,147 Sep 2, 1994 61
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 109 $12,221,147 Sep 2, 1994 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $9,897,242 Aug 26, 1994 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 15 $11,248,160 Aug 19, 1994 47
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 135 $206,713,081 Aug 19, 1994 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $14,145,751 Aug 12, 1994 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 27 $14,184,752 Aug 5, 1994 33
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 171 $14,184,752 Aug 5, 1994 33
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 187 $151,066,703 Jul 29, 1994 30
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 48 $18,200,256 Jul 29, 1994 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 88 $21,931,425 Jul 22, 1994 19
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 295 $109,132,967 Jul 22, 1994 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 238 $24,125,273 Jul 15, 1994 12
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 578 $72,117,610 Jul 15, 1994 12
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 131 $24,450,602 Jul 8, 1994 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 599 $24,450,602 Jul 8, 1994 5
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 923 $24,450,602 Jul 8, 1994 5
Widest Opening Weekend 2,682 1,595 Jul 8, 1994 5

Cast

   Forrest Gump
Robin Wright    Jenny Curran
Gary Sinise    Lieutenant Dan Taylor
Mykelti Williamson    Benjamin "Bubba" Bufford-Blue
Sally Field    Mrs. Gump
Michael Conner Humphreys    Young Forrest
Hanna R. Hall    Young Jenny
Geoffrey Blake    Wesley
Kurt Russell    Elvis Presley
Haley Joel Osment    Forrest Junior
Rebecca Williams    Nurse at Park Bench
Harold Herthum    Doctor
George Kelly    Barber
Bob Penny    Cronie
John Randall    Cronie
Sam Anderson    Principal
Margo Moorer    Louise
Ione M. Telech    Elderly Woman
Christine Seabrook    Elderly Woman's Daughter
John Worsham    Southern Gentleman/Landowner
Peter Dobson    Young Elvis Presley
Siobhan Fallon    School Bus Driver
Alexander Zemeckis    School Bus Kid
Logan Livingston Gomez    School Bus Kid
Ben Waddel    School Bus Kid
Elizabeth Hanks    School Bus Kid
Tyler Long    Red Headed Boy
Christopher Jones    Boy with Cross
Grady Bowman    Fat Boy
Kevin Mangan    Jenny's Father
Fay Genens    Jenny's Grandmother
Frank Geyer    Police Chief
Rob Landry    Red Headed Teen
Jason McGuire    Fat Teen
Pete Auster    Teen with Cross
Sonny Shroyer    College Football Coach
Brett Rice    High School Football Coach
Ed Davis    High School Football Coach
Daniel C. Striepeke    Recruiter
Bruce Lucvia    Kick Off Return Player
David Brisbin    Newscaster
Kirk Ward    Earl
Angela Lomas    Black Student
Timothy Record    Black Student
Deborah McTeer    Woman with Child on Park Bench
Mark Matheisen    Jenny's Date
Al Harrington    Local Anchor #1
Jed Gillin    President Kennedy's Voice
Bob Harks    University Dean
Don Fischer    Army Recruiter
Kenneth Bevington    Army Bus Driver
Michael Flannery    Bus Recruit
Gary Robinson    Bus Recruit
Marlena Smalls    Bubba's Mother
Kitty K. Green    Bubba's Great Grandmother
Afemo Omilami    Drill Sergeant
Matt Wallace    Barracks Recruit
Dante McCarthy    Topless Girl
Paulie Dicocco    Emcee
Mike Jolly    Club Patron
Michael Kemmerling    Club Patron
John Volstad    Club Patron
Jeffrey Winner    Club Patron
Russ Wilson    Pick-up Truck Driver
Daniel J. Gillooly    Helicopter Gunman
Calvin Gadsden    Sergeant Sims
Aaron Izbicki    Dallas
Michael Burgess    Cleveland
Steven Griffith    Tex
Bill Roberson    Fat Man at Beach
Michael McFall    Army Hospital Male Nurse
Erick Underwood    Mail Call Soldier
Stephan Derelian    Wounded Soldier
Byron Minns    Wounded Soldier
Stephen Wesley Bridgewater    Hospital Officer
Bonnie Ann Burgess    Army Nurse
Scott Oliver    National Correspondent #1
John William Galt    President Johnson's Voice
Hilary Chaplain    Hilary
Isabel Rose    Isabel
Jay Ross    Veteran at War Rally
Richard D'Alessandro    Abbie Hoffman
Dick Stilwell    Policeman at War Rally
Kevin Davis    Black Panther
Michael Jace    Black Panther
Tim Perry    Hippie at Commune
Vanessa Roth    Hollywood Blvd. Girlfriend
Emily Carey    Hollywood Blvd. Girlfriend
Paul Raczkowski    Man in VW Bug
Valentino Valentino    Chinese Ping Pong Player
Dick Cavett    Himself
Joe Stefanelli    John Lennon's Voice
Tiffany Salerno    Carla
Marla Sucharetza    Lenore
Aloysius Gigl    Musician Boyfriend
Jack Bowden    National Correspondent #4
Joe Alaskey    President Nixon's Voice
Lazarus Jackson    Discharge Officer
W. Benson Terry    Stanley Loomis
Matt Rebenkoff    Drugged Out Boyfriend
Peter Bannon    Local Correspondent #2
Joe Washington    Local Anchor #2
Nora Dunfee    Elderly Southern Woman
Natalie Hendrix    Local Anchor #3
Hallie D'Amore    Waitress in Cafe
Jim Hanks    Running Double
Chiffonye Cobb    Hannibal Reporter
Juan Singleton    Hannibal Reporter
Bobby Richardson    Hannibal Reporter
Michael Mattison    Taxi Driver
Lenny Herb    Young Man Running
Charles Boswell    Aging Hippie
Tim McNeil    Wild Eyed Man
Haley Joel Osment    Forrest Junior
Lonnie Hamilton    The Minister
Teresa Denton    Lieutenant Dan's Fiancee

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Wendy Finerman
Producer    Steve Tisch
Producer    Steve Starkey
Screenwriter    Eric Roth
Story Creator    Winston Groom
Director of Photography    Don Burgess
Production Designer    Rick Carter
Editor    Arthur Schmidt
Executive Music Producer    Joel Sill
Composer    Alan Silvestri
Costume Designer    Joanna Johnston
Co-Producer    Charles Newirth
Assistant Director    Bruce Moriarty
Second Unit Director    Steve Starkey
Unit Production Manager    Charles Newirth
Art Director    Leslie McDonald
Art Director    Jim Teegarden
Set Decorator    Nancy Haigh
Second Unit Camera    David M. Dunlap
Costume Designer    Joanna Johnston
Costume Supervisor    Pam Wise
Costume Supervisor    John Daniel Bronson
Sound Mixer    William B. Kaplan
Re-recording Mixer    Randy Thom
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Johnson
Re-recording Mixer    Dennis Sands
Supervising Sound Editor    Gloria S. Borders
Sound Effects Editor    Robert Shoup
Sound Effects Editor    Larry Oatfield
Sound Designer    Randy Thom
Visual Effects Supervisor    Ken Ralston
Dialogue Editor    Ewa Sztompke
Dialogue Editor    Dianna Stirpe
Dialogue Editor    Claire Sanfilippo
Music Editor    Kenneth Karman
Casting Director    Ellen Lewis
Stunt Coordinator    Bud Davis

God Help These Limited Releases

September 5th, 2014

God Help the Girl poster

Awards Season starts soon. If you are a fan of limited releases, just keep repeating that. To be fair, there are two limited releases earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, No No: A Dockumentary and Wetlands, but neither are really likely to find audiences outside of the art house circuit. There are a couple films that are earning good reviews, but not great reviews. This includes God Help the Girl, which I'm rooting for, but I don't think any film here will top $10,000 on the per theater average. One last note, Forrest Gump is getting an IMAX release this weekend in 337 theaters. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs.

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1994/07/08 1 $24,450,602   1,595 $15,330   $32,509,012 5
1994/07/15 2 $24,125,273 -1% 2,014 $11,979   $72,117,610 12
1994/07/22 1 $21,931,425 -9% 2,094 $10,473   $109,132,967 19
1994/07/29 2 $18,200,256 -17% 2,117 $8,597   $140,661,419 26
1994/08/05 3 $14,184,752 -22% 2,158 $6,573   $165,251,455 33
1994/08/12 2 $14,145,751 n/c 2,204 $6,418   $188,082,485 40
1994/08/19 1 $11,248,160 -20% 2,230 $5,044   $206,713,081 47
1994/08/26 2 $9,897,242 -12% 2,237 $4,424   $222,309,062 54
1994/09/02 1 $12,221,147 +23% 2,246 $5,441   $238,771,095 61
1994/09/09 1 $6,760,367 -45% 2,298 $2,942   $247,778,090 68
1994/09/16 2 $6,066,317 -10% 2,356 $2,575   $256,260,919 75
1994/09/23 3 $5,457,584 -10% 2,365 $2,308   $263,646,568 82
1994/09/30 4 $4,368,160 -20% 2,360 $1,851   $269,670,909 89
1994/10/07 4 $3,950,473 -10% 2,324 $1,700   $275,005,307 96
1994/10/14 7 $3,272,015 -17% 2,070 $1,581   $279,699,757 103
1994/10/21 8 $2,795,175 -15% 1,873 $1,492   $283,580,700 110
1994/10/28 9 $1,861,298 -33% 1,580 $1,178   $286,262,226 117
1994/11/04 9 $1,976,494 +6% 1,343 $1,472   $288,920,473 124
1994/11/11 8 $1,539,975 -22% 1,167 $1,320   $291,082,361 131
1994/11/18 15 $851,785 -45% 765 $1,113   $292,329,351 138
1994/11/25 13 $1,260,602 +48% 684 $1,843   $294,268,394 145
1994/12/02 14 $645,967 -49% 679 $951   $295,186,425 152
1994/12/09 15 $532,057 -18% 663 $802   $295,954,191 159
1994/12/16 18 $340,990 -36% 406 $840   $295,514,354 166
1994/12/23 22 $462,448 +36% 240 $1,927   $297,225,072 173
1994/12/30 20 $903,409 +95% 241 $3,749   $298,535,927 180
1995/01/06 19 $699,193 -23% 343 $2,038   $299,459,552 187
1995/01/13 19 $762,890 +9% 343 $2,224   $300,443,950 194
1995/02/17 8 $3,044,280   1,100 $2,768   $303,609,566 229
1995/02/24 8 $2,355,216 -23% 1,105 $2,131   $306,690,248 236
1995/03/03 7 $2,033,967 -14% 1,105 $1,841   $309,482,849 243
1995/03/10 8 $1,804,188 -11% 1,103 $1,636   $312,018,254 250
1995/03/17 9 $1,605,419 -11% 1,119 $1,435   $314,330,370 257
1995/03/24 10 $1,985,988 +24% 1,119 $1,775   $317,108,629 264
1995/03/31 5 $2,650,130 +33% 1,135 $2,335   $321,084,355 271
1995/04/07 11 $1,704,996 -36% 1,125 $1,516   $323,602,990 278
1995/04/14 11 $1,301,882 -24% 1,047 $1,243   $325,572,841 285
1995/04/21 12 $1,233,350 -5% 1,020 $1,209   $327,389,216 292
1995/04/28 14 $729,224 -41% 774 $942   $328,567,932 299
1995/05/05 18 $392,990 -46% 574 $685   $329,168,011 306
1995/05/12 30 $169,905 -57% 380 $447   $329,452,287 313
1995/05/19 35 $95,604 -44% 248 $386   $329,610,361 320
2014/09/05 25 $381,654   337 $1,133   $330,076,153 7,369

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/05 - $108,628   337 $322   $329,718,989 7,367
2014/09/06 - $168,944 +56% 337 $501   $329,887,933 7,368
2014/09/07 - $104,082 -38% 337 $309   $329,992,015 7,369
2014/09/08 - $37,746 -64% 337 $112   $330,029,761 7,370
2014/09/09 - $43,032 +14% 337 $128   $330,072,793 7,371
2014/09/10 - $48,015 +12% 337 $142   $330,120,808 7,372
2014/09/11 - $30,330 -37% 337 $90   $330,151,138 7,373

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1994/07/08 1 $39,933,927   1,595 $25,037   $47,992,337 9
1994/07/15 2 $39,209,205 -2% 2,014 $19,468   $87,201,542 16
1994/07/22 1 $35,259,621 -10% 2,094 $16,838   $122,461,163 23
1994/07/29 2 $28,605,540 -19% 2,117 $13,512   $151,066,703 30
1994/08/05 3 $22,870,031 -20% 2,158 $10,598   $173,936,734 37
1994/08/12 2 $21,528,187 -6% 2,204 $9,768   $195,464,921 44
1994/08/19 1 $16,946,899 -21% 2,230 $7,600   $212,411,820 51
1994/08/26 2 $14,138,128 -17% 2,237 $6,320   $226,549,948 58
1994/09/02 1 $14,467,775 +2% 2,246 $6,442   $241,017,723 65
1994/09/09 1 $9,176,879 -37% 2,298 $3,993   $250,194,602 72
1994/09/16 2 $7,994,382 -13% 2,356 $3,393   $258,188,984 79
1994/09/23 3 $7,113,765 -11% 2,365 $3,008   $265,302,749 86
1994/09/30 4 $5,752,085 -19% 2,360 $2,437   $271,054,834 93
1994/10/07 4 $5,372,908 -7% 2,324 $2,312   $276,427,742 100
1994/10/14 7 $4,357,783 -19% 2,070 $2,105   $280,785,525 107
1994/10/21 8 $3,615,403 -17% 1,873 $1,930   $284,400,928 114
1994/10/28 9 $2,543,051 -30% 1,580 $1,610   $286,943,979 121
1994/11/04 9 $2,598,407 +2% 1,343 $1,935   $289,542,386 128
1994/11/11 8 $1,935,180 -26% 1,167 $1,658   $291,477,566 135
1994/11/18 13 $1,530,226 -21% 765 $2,000   $293,007,792 142
1994/11/25 13 $1,532,666 n/c 684 $2,241   $294,540,458 149
1994/12/02 14 $881,676 -42% 679 $1,298   $295,422,134 156
1994/12/16 13 $1,589,260   406 $3,914   $296,762,624 170
1994/12/23 22 $869,894 -45% 240 $3,625   $297,632,518 177
1994/12/30 20 $1,127,841 +30% 241 $4,680   $298,760,359 184
1995/01/06 19 $920,701 -18% 343 $2,684   $299,681,060 191
1995/02/17 8 $3,769,746   1,100 $3,427   $304,335,032 233
1995/02/24 8 $3,113,850 -17% 1,105 $2,818   $307,448,882 240
1995/03/03 7 $2,765,184 -11% 1,105 $2,502   $310,214,066 247
1995/03/10 8 $2,510,885 -9% 1,103 $2,276   $312,724,951 254
1995/03/17 9 $2,397,690 -5% 1,119 $2,143   $315,122,641 261
1995/03/24 9 $3,311,584 +38% 1,119 $2,959   $318,434,225 268
1995/03/31 5 $3,463,769 +5% 1,135 $3,052   $321,897,994 275
1995/04/07 11 $2,372,965 -31% 1,125 $2,109   $324,270,959 282
1995/04/14 12 $1,884,907 -21% 1,047 $1,800   $326,155,866 289
1995/04/21 11 $1,682,842 -11% 1,020 $1,650   $327,838,708 296
1995/04/28 14 $936,313 -44% 774 $1,210   $328,775,021 303
1995/05/05 18 $507,361 -46% 574 $884   $329,282,382 310
1995/05/12 30 $232,375 -54% 380 $612   $329,514,757 317
2014/09/05 23 $540,777   337 $1,605   $330,151,138 7,373

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/8/2009632,583 32,583$553,905$553,905428
6/27/2010197,833 98,360$137,310$1,706,939461