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Free Willy (1993)

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
57% - Rotten
Audience
50% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 243 $3,023,208 Sep 3, 1993 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 576 $2,262,828 Aug 27, 1993 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 605 $3,090,048 Aug 20, 1993 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 739 $4,008,006 Aug 13, 1993 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,127 $52,968,044 Aug 13, 1993 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 797 $5,440,156 Aug 6, 1993 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 931 $7,059,377 Jul 30, 1993 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,239 $8,645,619 Jul 23, 1993 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,179 $7,868,829 Jul 16, 1993 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,948 1,476 Jul 16, 1993 3

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

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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