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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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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 925 $77,698,625
All Time International Box Office 1,045 $76,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 953 $153,698,625
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 146 $77,698,625
All Time International Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 155 $76,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 149 $153,698,625

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


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
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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
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 246 $3,023,208 Sep 3, 1993 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 584 $2,262,828 Aug 27, 1993 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 616 $3,090,048 Aug 20, 1993 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 759 $4,008,006 Aug 13, 1993 31
Fastest to $50m 1,161 $52,968,044 Aug 13, 1993 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 820 $5,440,156 Aug 6, 1993 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 957 $7,059,377 Jul 30, 1993 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,272 $8,645,619 Jul 23, 1993 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,227 $7,868,829 Jul 16, 1993 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,019 1,476 Jul 16, 1993 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 244 $77,698,625 Jul 16, 1993 0

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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1993/07/16 5 $7,868,829   1,476 $5,331   $7,868,829 3
1993/07/23 4 $8,645,619 +10% 1,937 $4,463   $22,646,500 10
1993/07/30 4 $7,059,377 -18% 1,937 $3,644   $35,367,118 17
1993/08/06 4 $5,440,156 -23% 1,847 $2,945   $45,341,752 24
1993/08/13 8 $4,008,006 -26% 1,820 $2,202   $52,968,044 31
1993/08/20 7 $3,090,048 -23% 1,715 $1,802   $58,997,943 38
1993/08/27 9 $2,262,828 -27% 1,505 $1,504   $63,049,487 45
1993/09/03 9 $3,023,208 +34% 1,551 $1,949   $67,149,001 52

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1993/07/16 4 $14,000,881   1,476 $9,486   $14,000,881 7
1993/07/23 4 $14,306,860 +2% 1,937 $7,386   $28,307,741 14
1993/07/30 3 $11,593,855 -19% 1,937 $5,985   $39,901,596 21
1993/08/06 3 $9,058,442 -22% 1,847 $4,904   $48,960,038 28
1993/08/13 5 $6,947,857 -23% 1,820 $3,818   $55,907,895 35
1993/08/20 6 $4,878,764 -30% 1,715 $2,845   $60,786,659 42
1993/08/27 9 $3,339,134 -32% 1,505 $2,219   $64,125,793 49

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