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Gone with the Wind (1939)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $198,680,470Details
International Box Office $191,844,722Details
Worldwide Box Office $390,525,192
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 186 $198,680,470
All Time International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 370 $191,844,722
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 257 $390,525,192

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,900,000
Domestic Releases: December 15th, 1939 (Exclusive) by MGM (Atlanta Premiere)
January 17th, 1941 (Wide) by MGM
March 31st, 1942 (Wide) by MGM
August 21st, 1947 (Wide) by MGM
June 3rd, 1954 (Wide) by MGM
March 10th, 1961 (Wide) by MGM
October 14th, 1967 (Wide) by MGM
September 18th, 1974 (Wide) by MGM
February 3rd, 1989 (Limited) by MGM
June 26th, 1998 (Limited) by MGM
Video Release: October 27th, 1998 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 220 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Wizard of Oz
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Keywords: Civil War, War
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $100m 657 $193,118,940 Jun 26, 1998 21,381
Fastest to $150m 324 $193,118,940 Jun 26, 1998 21,381
Fastest to $50m 1,505 $193,118,940 Jun 26, 1998 21,381

Cast

   Scarlett O'Hara
   Rhett Butler
Leslie Howard    Ashley Wilkes
Olivia de Havilland    Melanie Hamilton
Hattie McDaniel    Mammy
Butterfly McQueen    Prissy
Thomas Mitchell    Gerald O'Hara
Barbara O'Neil    Ellen O'Hara
Evelyn Keyes    Suellen O'Hara
Ann Rutherford    Carreen O'Hara
George Reeves    Stuart Tarleton
Ward Bond    Tom, Yankee captain

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Director   
Producer    David O Selznick
Screenwriter    Sidney Howard
Story Creator    Margaret Mitchell

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1939/12/15 1 $945,000   0     $945,000 3
1998/06/26 13 $1,192,593   214 $5,573   $193,118,940 21,381
1998/07/03 12 $898,275 -25% 214 $4,198   $194,787,249 21,388
1998/07/10 16 $576,999 -36% 214 $2,696   $195,907,747 21,395
1998/07/17 21 $377,654 -35% 200 $1,888   $196,636,563 21,402
1998/07/24 22 $308,921 -18% 200 $1,545   $197,188,085 21,409
1998/07/31 26 $204,640 -34% 200 $1,023   $197,602,167 21,416
1998/08/07 30 $169,322 -17% 200 $847   $197,913,744 21,423
1998/08/14 41 $95,500 -44% 149 $641   $198,132,871 21,430
1998/08/21 58 $30,970 -68% 46 $673   $198,238,881 21,437
1998/08/28 53 $60,224 +94% 83 $726   $198,301,714 21,444
1998/09/04 44 $118,149 +96% 130 $909   $198,680,470 21,451
1998/09/11 54 $44,916 -62% 0     $198,514,494 21,458
1998/10/30 90 $1,294   12 $108   $198,651,530 21,507
1998/11/06 81 $2,344 +81% 10 $234   $198,652,758 21,514
1998/11/13 87 $651 -72% 5 $130   $198,655,278 21,521

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/06/26 14 $1,962,627   214 $9,171   $193,888,974 21,385
1998/07/03 13 $1,441,774 -27% 214 $6,737   $195,330,748 21,392
1998/07/10 16 $928,161 -36% 214 $4,337   $196,258,909 21,399
1998/07/17 19 $620,255 -33% 200 $3,101   $196,879,164 21,406
1998/07/24 22 $518,363 -16% 200 $2,592   $197,397,527 21,413
1998/07/31 27 $346,895 -33% 200 $1,734   $197,744,422 21,420
1998/08/07 31 $292,949 -16% 200 $1,465   $198,037,371 21,427
1998/08/14 38 $170,540 -42% 149 $1,145   $198,207,911 21,434
1998/08/21 51 $33,579 -80% 46 $730   $198,241,490 21,441
1998/08/28 33 $320,831 +855% 83 $3,865   $198,562,321 21,448
1998/10/30 82 $178   12 $15   $198,650,414 21,511
1998/11/06 72 $4,213 +2,267% 10 $421   $198,654,627 21,518

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/22/20092828,666 28,666$720,090$720,090578
1/6/20132147,819 2,724,575$306,252$33,522,890741
6/28/20151536,017 3,818,507$640,854$43,916,776870
7/5/20151728,591-21% 3,847,098$629,651$44,546,427871
7/12/20152819,278-33% 3,866,376$447,649$44,994,076872
8/9/20152413,130 3,907,007$131,960$45,694,542876
4/23/2017297,989 4,415,011$63,920$53,032,117965

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/22/2009551,274 51,274$1,994,041$1,994,041578
11/29/20091378,370+53% 129,644$3,060,359$5,054,400579
2/21/20101912,980 255,683$490,919$9,821,338591
10/5/2014912,584 1,176,172$449,106$42,709,324832
10/12/20141610,501-17% 1,186,673$368,990$43,078,314833

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