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Good Will Hunting (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $138,433,435Details
International Box Office $87,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $225,933,435
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
97% - Certified Fresh
Audience
94% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 5th, 1997 (Wide) by Miramax
International Releases: March 21st, 1998 (Wide) (South Korea)
Video Release: December 1st, 1998 by Miramax Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong language, including some sex-related dialogue
Running Time: 126 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Delayed Adulthood, Academics, College, Therapists / Therapy, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Orphan, Foster Family, Dysfunctional Family, Domestic Abuse, Non-Chronological, Addiction, Relationships Gone Wrong, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Lawrence Bender
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 60 $46,084 Jul 24, 1998 234
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 61 $66,241 Jul 17, 1998 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 50 $107,109 Jul 10, 1998 220
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 44 $172,095 Jul 3, 1998 213
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 44 $211,689 Jun 26, 1998 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 36 $319,713 Jun 19, 1998 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 91 $92,165 Jun 12, 1998 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 77 $127,108 Jun 5, 1998 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 95 $165,894 May 29, 1998 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 71 $319,444 May 22, 1998 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 72 $389,822 May 15, 1998 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 57 $600,934 May 8, 1998 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 51 $825,216 May 1, 1998 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 47 $1,033,604 Apr 24, 1998 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 41 $1,465,824 Apr 17, 1998 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 29 $2,002,821 Apr 10, 1998 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 13 $3,169,473 Apr 3, 1998 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7 $4,117,121 Mar 27, 1998 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 15 $4,026,752 Mar 20, 1998 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10 $4,844,784 Mar 13, 1998 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $5,175,514 Mar 6, 1998 94
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 585 $102,069,000 Mar 6, 1998 93
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $6,636,861 Feb 27, 1998 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $6,471,601 Feb 20, 1998 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $9,254,361 Feb 13, 1998 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 19 $6,828,903 Feb 6, 1998 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $8,432,211 Jan 30, 1998 59
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,337 $50,438,312 Jan 23, 1998 55
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 19 $8,507,974 Jan 23, 1998 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 13 $11,757,488 Jan 16, 1998 45
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 231 $11,757,488 Jan 16, 1998 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 43 $10,261,471 Jan 9, 1998 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,315 $2,338,440 Jan 2, 1998 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,326 $1,720,540 Dec 26, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,805 $198,411 Dec 19, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,038 $229,823 Dec 12, 1997 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,265 $272,912 Dec 5, 1997 3

Cast

   Will Hunting
   Sean McGuire
   Chuckie
Minnie Driver    Skylar
Stellan Skarsgård    Gerald Lambeau
Casey Affleck    Morgan
Cole Hauser    Billy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Ben Affleck
Screenwriter    Matt Damon
Story Creator    Matt Damon
Producer    Lawrence Bender
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Jonathan Gordon
Executive Producer    Su Armstrong
Co-Executive Producer    Kevin Smith
Co-Executive Producer    Scott Mosier
Cinematographer    Jean Yves Escoffier
Editor    Pietro Scalia
Composer    Danny Elfman
Music Supervisor    Jeffrey Kimball
Production Designer    Melissa Stewart
Costume Designer    Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
Casting Director    Billy Hopkins
Costume Designer    Suzanne Smith
Casting Director    Kerry Barden
Music Editor    Kenneth Karman

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 21st, 2012

August 22nd, 2012

It is an amazing week on the home market, if you count The Hunger Games. That film made its DVD and Blu-ray debut on Saturday, so it didn't quite come out this week, but it is still selling well. The best-selling Tuesday release was NCIS: Season Nine - Buy from Amazon, while the top five is dominated by Blu-ray catalog releases. I think Bernie comes close to being a Pick of the Week Contender and A Separation is even better, but I'm going with The Hunger Games as top pick. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Good Will Hunting

August 20th, 2012

Good Will Hunting first made its Blu-ray debut way back at this time last year. Seriously. It's been less than one year since the previous Blu-ray release. Why? Obviously opinions about the movie haven't changed in a year, but is there anything new this time around? Are there new extras? Is the video and audio improved? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 30th, 2011

August 30th, 2011

Summer is officially over, both at the box office and on the home market. Granted, the theatrical releases are still really weak, but the TV on DVD releases are starting to become overwhelming. There are several such releases that are worth picking up, but none rise to the level of Pick of the Week. For that I went with The Coen Brothers Blu-ray Box Set. However, if you've made the leap to Blu-ray, then The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack is worth an honorable mention. Meanwhile, there's a film called Norwegian Ninja coming out on DVD that has cult classic written all over it. I really hope the screener arrives soon. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/12/05 19 $272,912   7 $38,987   $272,912 3
1997/12/12 25 $229,823 -16% 10 $22,982   $629,475 10
1997/12/19 23 $198,411 -14% 11 $18,037   $937,922 17
1997/12/26 15 $1,720,540 +767% 157 $10,959   $3,165,055 24
1998/01/02 14 $2,338,440 +36% 164 $14,259   $7,510,617 31
1998/01/09 2 $10,261,471 +339% 1,787 $5,742   $19,010,323 38
1998/01/16 2 $11,757,488 +15% 1,819 $6,464   $35,351,824 45
1998/01/23 3 $8,507,974 -28% 1,831 $4,647   $48,371,200 52
1998/01/30 3 $8,432,211 -1% 1,831 $4,605   $59,514,144 59
1998/02/06 3 $6,828,903 -19% 2,157 $3,166   $68,295,518 66
1998/02/13 4 $9,254,361 +36% 2,172 $4,261   $79,671,173 73
1998/02/20 4 $6,471,601 -30% 2,185 $2,962   $87,964,286 80
1998/02/27 3 $6,636,861 +3% 2,203 $3,013   $96,394,357 87
1998/03/06 7 $5,175,514 -22% 2,049 $2,526   $103,427,470 94
1998/03/13 4 $4,844,784 -6% 1,899 $2,551   $109,843,236 101
1998/03/20 7 $4,026,752 -17% 1,805 $2,231   $115,597,415 108
1998/03/27 7 $4,117,121 +2% 1,642 $2,507   $121,566,085 115
1998/04/03 9 $3,169,473 -23% 1,576 $2,011   $126,001,553 122
1998/04/10 12 $2,002,821 -37% 1,301 $1,539   $129,217,957 129
1998/04/17 15 $1,465,824 -27% 1,069 $1,371   $131,555,851 136
1998/04/24 14 $1,033,604 -29% 927 $1,115   $133,038,103 143
1998/05/01 15 $825,216 -20% 869 $950   $134,183,512 150
1998/05/08 17 $600,934 -27% 697 $862   $135,061,674 157
1998/05/15 20 $389,822 -35% 574 $679   $135,637,756 164
1998/05/22 24 $319,444 -18% 326 $980   $136,083,948 171
1998/05/29 28 $165,894 -48% 299 $555   $136,322,467 178
1998/06/05 30 $127,108 -23% 238 $534   $136,533,753 185
1998/06/12 36 $92,165 -27% 191 $483   $136,696,073 192
1998/06/19 17 $319,713 +247% 664 $481   $137,075,288 199
1998/06/26 23 $211,689 -34% 517 $409   $137,529,046 206
1998/07/03 24 $172,095 -19% 439 $392   $137,873,343 213
1998/07/10 31 $107,109 -38% 342 $313   $138,102,038 220
1998/07/17 38 $66,241 -38% 253 $262   $138,241,968 227
1998/07/24 42 $46,084 -30% 170 $271   $138,339,411 234

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/01/05 9 $284,626   164 $1,736   $7,795,243 32
1998/01/06 8 $320,381 +13% 164 $1,954   $8,115,624 33
1998/01/07 7 $310,651 -3% 164 $1,894   $8,426,275 34
1998/01/08 7 $317,366 +2% 164 $1,935   $8,743,641 35
1998/01/09 2 $3,135,000 +888% 1,787 $1,754   $11,884,000 36
1998/01/10 2 $4,675,000 +49% 1,787 $2,616   $16,559,000 37
1998/01/11 2 $2,516,000 -46% 1,787 $1,408   $19,010,323 38
1998/01/12 2 $1,061,483 -58% 1,787 $594   $20,071,806 39
1998/01/13 2 $1,314,619 +24% 1,787 $736   $21,386,425 40
1998/01/14 2 $1,074,828 -18% 1,787 $601   $22,461,253 41
1998/01/15 2 $1,084,433 +1% 1,787 $607   $23,545,686 42
1998/01/16 2 $3,255,000 +200% 1,819 $1,789   $26,849,000 43
1998/01/17 2 $4,910,000 +51% 1,819 $2,699   $31,759,000 44
1998/01/18 2 $3,660,000 -25% 1,819 $2,012   $35,419,000 45
1998/01/19 2 $1,950,037 -47% 1,819 $1,072   $37,301,861 46
1998/01/20 2 $955,661 -51% 1,819 $525   $38,356,722 47
1998/01/21 2 $796,322 -17% 1,819 $438   $39,153,044 48
1998/01/22 4 $709,956 -11% 1,819 $390   $39,863,000 49
1998/01/23 3 $2,610,000 +268% 1,831 $1,425   $42,473,000 50
1998/01/24 3 $4,425,000 +70% 1,831 $2,417   $46,898,000 51
1998/01/25 3 $1,454,000 -67% 1,331 $1,092   $48,371,000 52
1998/01/26 2 $631,792 -57% 1,831 $345   $49,002,992 53
1998/01/27 2 $769,088 +22% 1,331 $578   $49,772,380 54
1998/01/28 2 $666,882 -13% 1,331 $501   $50,438,312 55
1998/01/29 2 $740,822 +11% 1,331 $557   $51,179,134 56
1998/01/30 3 $2,315,000 +212% 1,831 $1,264   $53,426,000 57
1998/01/31 3 $3,920,000 +69% 1,831 $2,141   $57,346,000 58
1998/02/01 3 $2,141,000 -45% 1,831 $1,169   $59,514,144 59
1998/02/02 3 $413,750 -81% 1,831 $226   $59,927,894 60
1998/02/03 3 $629,430 +52% 1,831 $344   $60,617,724 61
1998/02/04 2 $499,242 -21% 1,831 $273   $61,116,566 62
1998/02/05 3 $480,082 -4% 1,831 $262   $61,607,148 63
1998/02/06 4 $1,960,000 +308% 2,157 $909   $63,553,000 64
1998/02/07 2 $3,350,000 +71% 2,157 $1,553   $66,903,000 65
1998/02/08 3 $1,743,000 -48% 2,157 $808   $68,646,000 66
1998/02/09 3 $421,159 -76% 2,157 $195   $68,710,677 67
1998/02/10 3 $578,128 +37% 2,157 $268   $69,291,805 68
1998/02/11 2 $585,456 +1% 2,157 $271   $69,860,261 69
1998/02/12 2 $630,000 +8% 2,157 $292   $70,592,000 70
1998/02/13 4 $1,720,000 +173% 2,172 $792   $72,312,000 71
1998/02/14 4 $3,835,000 +123% 2,172 $1,766   $76,147,000 72
1998/02/15 4 $3,745,000 -2% 2,172 $1,724   $79,892,000 73
1998/02/16 5 $1,247,181 -67% 2,172 $574   $79,671,173 74
1998/02/17 4 $618,713 -50% 2,172 $285   $80,289,886 75
1998/02/18 4 $585,106 -5% 2,172 $269   $80,874,992 76
1998/02/19 4 $682,069 +17% 2,172 $314   $81,557,061 77
1998/02/20 4 $1,855,000 +172% 2,185 $849   $83,348,000 78
1998/02/21 4 $3,230,000 +74% 2,185 $1,478   $86,578,000 79
1998/02/22 4 $1,750,000 -46% 2,185 $801   $88,328,000 80
1998/02/23 4 $411,520 -76% 2,185 $188   $88,375,806 81
1998/02/24 4 $495,024 +20% 2,185 $227   $88,845,301 82
1998/02/25 3 $447,919 -10% 2,185 $205   $89,352,848 83
1998/02/26 3 $520,000 +16% 2,185 $238   $89,785,000 84
1998/02/27 4 $1,792,000 +245% 2,203 $813   $91,577,000 85
1998/02/28 3 $3,010,000 +68% 2,203 $1,366   $94,587,000 86
1998/03/01 3 $1,693,000 -44% 2,203 $768   $96,394,000 87
1998/03/02 4 $427,025 -75% 2,203 $194   $96,821,382 88
1998/03/03 3 $568,256 +33% 2,203 $258   $97,389,638 89
1998/03/04 3 $492,130 -13% 2,203 $223   $97,881,768 90
1998/03/05 3 $527,320 +7% 2,203 $239   $98,409,088 91
1998/03/06 7 $1,410,000 +167% 2,049 $688   $99,684,000 92
1998/03/07 6 $2,385,000 +69% 2,049 $1,164   $102,069,000 93
1998/03/08 7 $1,334,000 -44% 2,049 $651   $103,427,470 94
1998/03/09 5 $393,632 -70% 2,049 $192   $103,821,102 95
1998/03/10 4 $445,000 +13% 2,049 $217   $104,250,000 96
1998/03/11 4 $435,561 -2% 2,049 $213   $104,746,196 97
1998/03/12 4 $474,150 +9% 2,049 $231   $105,220,346 98
1998/03/13 4 $1,370,000 +189% 1,899 $721   $106,368,000 99
1998/03/14 4 $2,380,000 +74% 1,899 $1,253   $108,748,000 100
1998/03/15 4 $1,332,000 -44% 1,899 $701   $109,843,236 101
1998/03/16 5 $435,876 -67% 1,899 $230   $110,279,112 102
1998/03/17 5 $491,296 +13% 1,899 $259   $110,770,408 103
1998/03/18 4 $506,063 +3% 1,899 $266   $111,276,471 104
1998/03/19 4 $580,690 +15% 1,899 $306   $111,857,161 105
1998/03/20 7 $1,080,000 +86% 1,805 $598   $112,673,000 106
1998/03/21 7 $1,855,000 +72% 1,805 $1,028   $114,528,000 107
1998/03/22 7 $1,108,000 -40% 1,805 $614   $115,597,415 108
1998/03/23 7 $309,915 -72% 1,805 $172   $115,907,330 109
1998/03/24 5 $585,000 +89% 1,805 $324   $116,492,330 110
1998/03/25 5 $586,171 n/c 1,805 $325   $117,145,450 111
1998/03/26 5 $556,734 -5% 1,805 $308   $117,702,184 112
1998/03/27 8 $1,235,000 +122% 1,642 $752   $118,684,000 113
1998/03/28 8 $1,845,000 +49% 1,642 $1,124   $120,529,000 114
1998/03/29 9 $909,000 -51% 1,642 $554   $121,566,000 115
1998/03/30 7 $286,226 -69% 1,642 $174   $121,852,311 116
1998/03/31 6 $406,474 +42% 1,542 $264   $122,258,785 117
1998/04/01 6 $364,552 -10% 1,642 $222   $122,623,337 118
1998/04/02 6 $372,460 +2% 1,642 $227   $122,995,797 119
1998/04/03 9 $920,000 +147% 1,576 $584   $123,916,000 120
1998/04/04 8 $1,525,000 +66% 1,576 $968   $125,441,000 121
1998/04/05 10 $660,000 -57% 1,576 $419   $126,001,553 122
1998/04/06 8 $273,826 -59% 1,576 $174   $126,275,379 123
1998/04/07 8 $339,650 +24% 1,576 $216   $126,615,029 124
1998/04/08 9 $327,638 -4% 1,576 $208   $126,942,667 125
1998/04/14 10 $255,544   1,301 $196   $129,718,745 131
1998/04/20 10 $120,576   1,069 $113   $131,676,427 137
1998/04/21 10 $146,676 +22% 1,069 $137   $131,823,103 138
1998/04/22 10 $114,234 -22% 1,069 $107   $131,937,337 139

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/12/05 20 $399,652   7 $57,093   $399,652 7
1997/12/12 25 $339,859 -15% 10 $33,986   $739,511 14
1997/12/19 16 $705,004 +107% 11 $64,091   $1,444,515 21
1997/12/26 15 $3,727,662 +429% 157 $23,743   $5,172,177 28
1998/01/02 17 $3,576,675 -4% 164 $21,809   $8,748,852 35
1998/01/09 2 $14,844,684 +315% 1,787 $8,307   $23,593,536 42
1998/01/16 3 $16,269,690 +10% 1,819 $8,944   $39,863,226 49
1998/01/23 3 $11,218,707 -31% 1,831 $6,127   $51,081,933 56
1998/01/30 3 $10,384,682 -7% 1,831 $5,672   $61,466,615 63
1998/02/06 3 $8,950,197 -14% 2,157 $4,149   $70,416,812 70
1998/02/13 4 $11,075,873 +24% 2,172 $5,099   $81,492,685 77
1998/02/20 4 $8,264,811 -25% 2,185 $3,783   $89,757,496 84
1998/02/27 3 $8,494,460 +3% 2,203 $3,856   $98,251,956 91
1998/03/06 7 $6,746,496 -21% 2,049 $3,293   $104,998,452 98
1998/03/13 4 $6,572,211 -3% 1,899 $3,461   $111,570,663 105
1998/03/20 7 $5,878,301 -11% 1,805 $3,257   $117,448,964 112
1998/03/27 7 $5,383,116 -8% 1,642 $3,278   $122,832,080 119
1998/04/03 9 $4,383,056 -19% 1,576 $2,781   $127,215,136 126
1998/04/10 12 $2,874,891 -34% 1,301 $2,210   $130,090,027 133
1998/04/17 13 $1,914,472 -33% 1,069 $1,791   $132,004,499 140
1998/04/24 14 $1,353,797 -29% 927 $1,460   $133,358,296 147
1998/05/01 17 $1,102,444 -19% 869 $1,269   $134,460,740 154
1998/05/08 17 $787,194 -29% 697 $1,129   $135,247,934 161
1998/05/15 20 $516,570 -34% 574 $900   $135,764,504 168
1998/05/22 24 $392,069 -24% 326 $1,203   $136,156,573 175
1998/05/29 27 $250,072 -36% 299 $836   $136,406,645 182
1998/06/05 28 $197,263 -21% 238 $829   $136,603,908 189
1998/06/12 35 $151,667 -23% 191 $794   $136,755,575 196
1998/06/19 17 $561,782 +270% 664 $846   $137,317,357 203
1998/06/26 21 $383,891 -32% 517 $743   $137,701,248 210
1998/07/03 25 $293,681 -23% 439 $669   $137,994,929 217
1998/07/10 32 $180,798 -38% 342 $529   $138,175,727 224
1998/07/17 37 $117,600 -35% 253 $465   $138,293,327 231

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 3/21/1998 $0 0 61 107 $320,063 9/16/2016
 
Rest of World $87,179,937
 
International Total$87,500,000 9/16/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/24/20141821,838 21,838$177,357$177,357821
8/31/20141526,340+21% 48,178$195,359$372,716822
9/7/20142022,386-15% 70,564$112,344$485,060823

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/4/2011208,828 8,828$145,570$145,570666
8/31/20141214,132 184,844$466,228$5,255,813822
9/7/20141711,103-21% 195,947$366,285$5,622,098823