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Free Willy (1993)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $77,698,625Details
International Box Office $76,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $153,698,625
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 16th, 1993 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: November 19th, 1997 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language.
Franchise: Free Willy
Comparisons: vs. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
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Keywords: Animal Lead
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Regency Enterprises
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 260 $6,316,606 Sep 3, 1993 52
Fastest to $50m 1,183 $52,968,044 Aug 13, 1993 31

Cast

Michael Madsen    Glen Greenwood
Mykelti Williamson    Dwight Mercer
Michael Ironside    Dial
Danielle Harris    Gwenie
Lori Petty    Rae Lindley
Jason James Richter    Jesse

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Basil Poledouris
Producer    Lauren Shuler Donner
Sound Designer    Tim Chau
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Chau

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1993/07/16 5 $7,868,829   1,476 $5,331   $7,868,829 1
1993/07/23 4 $8,645,619 +10% 1,937 $4,463   $22,646,500 2
1993/07/30 4 $7,059,377 -18% 1,937 $3,644   $35,367,118 3
1993/08/06 4 $5,440,156 -23% 1,847 $2,945   $45,341,752 4
1993/08/13 8 $4,008,006 -26% 1,820 $2,202   $52,968,044 5
1993/08/20 7 $3,090,048 -23% 1,715 $1,802   $58,997,943 6
1993/08/27 9 $2,262,828 -27% 1,505 $1,504   $63,049,487 7
1993/09/03 9 $3,023,208 +34% 1,551 $1,949   $67,149,001 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1993/07/16 4 $14,000,881   1,476 $9,486   $14,000,881 1
1993/07/23 4 $14,306,860 +2% 1,937 $7,386   $28,307,741 2
1993/07/30 3 $11,593,855 -19% 1,937 $5,985   $39,901,596 3
1993/08/06 3 $9,058,442 -22% 1,847 $4,904   $48,960,038 4
1993/08/13 5 $6,947,857 -23% 1,820 $3,818   $55,907,895 5
1993/08/20 6 $4,878,764 -30% 1,715 $2,845   $60,786,659 6
1993/08/27 9 $3,339,134 -32% 1,505 $2,219   $64,125,793 7

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/10/20103043,548 43,548$434,609$434,609634
1/17/20102647,760+10% 91,308$0$434,609635
2/28/20102848,696 171,309$267,341$701,950641
3/14/20102629,172 230,227$426,203$1,573,748643
3/28/20102544,675 298,001$574,074$2,459,427645