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October Sky (1999)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $32,683,932Details
International Box Office $425,933
Worldwide Box Office $33,109,865
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Certified Fresh
Audience
88% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 19th, 1999 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: January 25th, 2005 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for language, brief teen sensuality and alcohol use, and for some thematic elements
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 268 $41,145 Jul 30, 1999 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 247 $69,930 Jul 23, 1999 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 265 $83,695 Jul 16, 1999 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 302 $93,125 Jul 9, 1999 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 306 $129,525 Jul 2, 1999 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 414 $108,675 Jun 25, 1999 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 502 $118,000 Jun 18, 1999 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 539 $135,605 Jun 11, 1999 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 653 $139,170 Jun 4, 1999 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 568 $214,520 May 28, 1999 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 697 $205,435 May 21, 1999 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 496 $360,395 May 14, 1999 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 707 $291,660 May 7, 1999 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 734 $353,970 Apr 30, 1999 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 689 $514,280 Apr 23, 1999 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 868 $578,160 Apr 16, 1999 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,067 $680,050 Apr 9, 1999 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,281 $836,995 Apr 2, 1999 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,483 $1,177,225 Mar 26, 1999 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,566 $1,865,490 Mar 19, 1999 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,566 $3,007,710 Mar 12, 1999 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,946 $3,701,640 Mar 5, 1999 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 2,246 $4,808,150 Feb 26, 1999 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,684 $5,905,250 Feb 19, 1999 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 94 3.82 Feb 19, 1999 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,401 26.2% Feb 19, 1999 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,973 1,495 Feb 19, 1999 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,203 $32,683,932 Feb 19, 1999 0

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal    Homer Hickam
Chris Cooper    John Hickam
Laura Dern    Miss Riley
Chris Owen    Quentin
William Lee Scott    Roy Lee
Chad Lindberg    O'Dell
Natalie Canerday    Elsie Hickam
Scott Thomas    Jim Hickam
Randy Stripling    Leon Bolden
Chris Ellis    Principal Turner
Courtney Fendley    Dorothy Platt
Kailie Hollister    Valentina Carmina
Don G. Campbell    Mr. Morris
Cliff Cudney   
Jeff Galpin   
O. Winston Link    Locomotive Engineer
"Big Frank" Schuler    John Eye Blevins

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Mark Isham

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/02/19 4 $5,905,250   1,495 $3,950   $5,905,250 3
1999/02/26 6 $4,808,150 -19% 1,702 $2,825   $12,014,060 10
1999/03/05 6 $3,701,640 -23% 1,698 $2,180   $16,768,600 17
1999/03/12 10 $3,007,710 -19% 1,583 $1,900   $20,769,640 24
1999/03/19 14 $1,865,490 -38% 1,300 $1,435   $23,621,380 31
1999/03/26 14 $1,177,225 -37% 961 $1,225   $25,360,920 38
1999/04/02 15 $836,995 -29% 731 $1,145   $26,654,110 45
1999/04/09 18 $680,050 -19% 670 $1,015   $27,738,275 52
1999/04/16 17 $578,160 -15% 657 $880   $28,471,440 59
1999/04/23 20 $514,280 -11% 598 $860   $29,146,575 66
1999/04/30 22 $353,970 -31% 513 $690   $29,642,705 73
1999/05/07 21 $291,660 -18% 429 $680   $30,034,680 80
1999/05/14 20 $360,395 +24% 530 $680   $30,473,660 87
1999/05/21 23 $205,435 -43% 428 $480   $30,765,770 94
1999/05/28 28 $214,520 +4% 346 $620   $31,062,070 101
1999/06/04 31 $139,170 -35% 282 $494   $31,258,295 108
1999/06/11 33 $135,605 -3% 240 $565   $31,475,680 115
1999/06/18 36 $118,000 -13% 236 $500   $31,682,470 122
1999/06/25 34 $108,675 -8% 207 $525   $31,870,205 129
1999/07/02 34 $129,525 +19% 157 $825   $32,074,275 136
1999/07/09 39 $93,125 -28% 149 $625   $32,214,500 143
1999/07/16 43 $83,695 -10% 135 $620   $32,359,280 150
1999/07/23 48 $69,930 -16% 111 $630   $32,481,825 157
1999/07/30 55 $41,145 -41% 69 $596   $32,570,685 164

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/02/19 6 $1,545,000   1,495 $1,033   $1,545,000 1
1999/02/20 5 $2,660,000 +72% 1,495 $1,779   $4,205,000 2
1999/02/21 4 $1,607,000 -40% 1,495 $1,075   $5,905,250 3
1999/02/22 4 $328,900 -80% 1,495 $220   $6,234,150 4
1999/02/23 5 $351,325 +7% 1,495 $235   $6,585,475 5
1999/02/24 4 $291,535 -17% 1,495 $195   $6,877,010 6
1999/02/25 4 $328,900 +13% 1,495 $220   $7,205,910 7
1999/02/26 5 $1,300,090 +295% 1,495 $870   $8,506,000 8
1999/02/27 6 $2,355,000 +81% 1,700 $1,385   $10,861,000 9
1999/02/28 6 $1,285,000 -45% 1,702 $755   $12,014,060 10
1999/03/01 6 $246,790 -81% 1,702 $145   $12,260,850 11
1999/03/02 6 $263,810 +7% 1,702 $155   $12,524,660 12
1999/03/03 6 $238,280 -10% 1,702 $140   $12,762,940 13
1999/03/04 6 $304,020 +28% 1,702 $179   $13,066,960 14
1999/03/05 7 $970,040 +219% 1,702 $570   $14,037,000 15
1999/03/06 6 $1,725,000 +78% 1,689 $1,021   $15,762,000 16
1999/03/07 7 $1,002,000 -42% 1,689 $593   $16,768,600 17
1999/03/08 8 $229,230 -77% 1,689 $136   $16,997,830 18
1999/03/09 8 $263,190 +15% 1,698 $155   $17,261,020 19
1999/03/10 8 $237,720 -10% 1,698 $140   $17,498,740 20
1999/03/11 8 $263,190 +11% 1,698 $155   $17,761,930 21
1999/03/12 10 $820,000 +212% 1,575 $521   $18,581,930 22
1999/03/13 10 $1,350,000 +65% 1,575 $857   $20,057,000 23
1999/03/14 10 $799,000 -41% 1,575 $507   $20,769,640 24
1999/03/15 11 $276,150 -65% 1,575 $175   $21,045,790 25
1999/03/16 12 $236,700 -14% 1,583 $150   $21,282,490 26
1999/03/17 11 $213,030 -10% 1,583 $135   $21,495,520 27
1999/03/18 12 $260,370 +22% 1,583 $164   $21,755,890 28
1999/03/19 14 $575,000 +121% 1,300 $442   $22,331,000 29
1999/03/20 14 $910,000 +58% 1,300 $700   $23,241,000 30
1999/03/21 15 $396,000 -56% 1,300 $305   $23,621,380 31
1999/03/22 16 $128,015 -68% 1,300 $98   $23,749,395 32
1999/03/23 16 $134,505 +5% 1,300 $103   $23,883,900 33
1999/03/24 15 $134,085 n/c 1,300 $103   $24,018,075 34
1999/03/25 13 $165,620 +24% 1,300 $127   $24,183,695 35
1999/03/28 15 $288,000   961 $300   $25,360,920 38
1999/03/29 15 $94,705 -67% 961 $99   $25,455,625 39
1999/03/30 16 $112,800 +19% 961 $117   $25,568,425 40
1999/03/31 16 $100,490 -11% 961 $105   $25,665,915 41
1999/04/04 17 $186,000   731 $254   $26,654,110 45
1999/04/05 15 $119,170 -36% 731 $163   $26,773,280 46
1999/04/06 15 $100,630 -16% 731 $138   $26,873,910 47
1999/04/07 15 $90,220 -10% 731 $123   $26,964,130 48
1999/04/08 15 $94,095 +4% 731 $129   $27,058,225 49
1999/04/11 19 $147,000   670 $219   $27,738,275 52
1999/04/12 20 $38,460 -74% 670 $57   $27,776,735 53
1999/04/13 20 $34,485 -10% 670 $51   $27,811,220 54
1999/04/14 19 $37,750 +9% 670 $56   $27,848,970 55
1999/04/15 19 $44,310 +17% 670 $66   $27,893,280 56
1999/04/18 19 $122,000   657 $186   $28,471,440 59
1999/04/19 19 $37,440 -69% 657 $57   $28,508,880 60
1999/04/20 19 $36,895 -1% 657 $56   $28,545,775 61
1999/04/21 19 $37,080 +1% 657 $56   $28,582,855 62
1999/04/22 18 $49,440 +33% 657 $75   $28,632,295 63
1999/04/25 20 $108,000   598 $181   $29,146,575 66
1999/04/26 19 $37,050 -66% 598 $62   $29,183,625 67
1999/04/28 20 $34,140   598 $57   $29,251,660 69
1999/04/29 20 $37,075 +9% 598 $62   $29,288,735 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/02/19 5 $7,205,910   1,495 $4,820   $7,205,910 7
1999/02/26 5 $5,861,050 -19% 1,702 $3,444   $13,066,960 14
1999/03/05 6 $4,694,970 -20% 1,698 $2,765   $17,761,930 21
1999/03/12 11 $3,993,960 -15% 1,583 $2,523   $21,755,890 28
1999/03/19 14 $2,427,805 -39% 1,300 $1,868   $24,183,695 35
1999/03/26 14 $1,633,420 -33% 961 $1,700   $25,817,115 42
1999/04/02 15 $1,241,110 -24% 731 $1,698   $27,058,225 49
1999/04/09 18 $835,055 -33% 670 $1,246   $27,893,280 56
1999/04/16 19 $739,015 -12% 657 $1,125   $28,632,295 63
1999/04/23 20 $656,440 -11% 598 $1,098   $29,288,735 70
1999/04/30 22 $454,285 -31% 513 $886   $29,743,020 77
1999/05/07 23 $370,245 -18% 429 $863   $30,113,265 84
1999/05/14 21 $447,070 +21% 530 $844   $30,560,335 91
1999/05/21 26 $287,215 -36% 428 $671   $30,847,550 98
1999/05/28 28 $271,575 -5% 346 $785   $31,119,125 105
1999/06/04 29 $220,950 -19% 282 $784   $31,340,075 112
1999/06/11 32 $224,395 +2% 240 $935   $31,564,470 119
1999/06/18 31 $197,060 -12% 236 $835   $31,761,530 126
1999/06/25 32 $183,220 -7% 207 $885   $31,944,750 133
1999/07/02 35 $176,625 -4% 157 $1,125   $32,121,375 140
1999/07/09 39 $154,210 -13% 149 $1,035   $32,275,585 147
1999/07/16 43 $136,310 -12% 135 $1,010   $32,411,895 154
1999/07/23 45 $117,645 -14% 111 $1,060   $32,529,540 161