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A Simple Plan (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,316,273Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 3,766 $16,316,273
All Time Worldwide Box Office 4,802 $16,316,273
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 160 $16,316,273
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 1,190 $16,316,273
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 1,474 $16,316,273

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 11th, 1998 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for violence and language
Comparisons: vs. Life as a House
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Keywords: Film Noir, Found Money
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 472 $13,581 May 14, 1999 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 145 $13,581 May 14, 1999 157
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 504 $377 May 14, 1999 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 506 $21,855 May 7, 1999 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 155 $21,855 May 7, 1999 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 656 $199 May 7, 1999 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 397 $59,406 Apr 30, 1999 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 97 $59,406 Apr 30, 1999 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 719 $263 Apr 30, 1999 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 330 $113,313 Apr 23, 1999 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 70 $113,313 Apr 23, 1999 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 759 $352 Apr 23, 1999 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 941 $14,020 Apr 16, 1999 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 286 $14,020 Apr 16, 1999 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 670 $561 Apr 16, 1999 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,021 $20,748 Apr 9, 1999 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 271 $20,748 Apr 9, 1999 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 718 $629 Apr 9, 1999 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 1,129 $27,819 Apr 2, 1999 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 273 $27,819 Apr 2, 1999 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 965 $488 Apr 2, 1999 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 1,239 $37,591 Mar 26, 1999 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 280 $37,591 Mar 26, 1999 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,079 $501 Mar 26, 1999 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 1,202 $59,405 Mar 19, 1999 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 247 $59,405 Mar 19, 1999 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,172 $508 Mar 19, 1999 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,041 $113,344 Mar 12, 1999 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 187 $113,344 Mar 12, 1999 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,273 $515 Mar 12, 1999 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 809 $207,062 Mar 5, 1999 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 145 $207,062 Mar 5, 1999 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,203 $637 Mar 5, 1999 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 564 $379,170 Feb 26, 1999 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 102 $379,170 Feb 26, 1999 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,229 $738 Feb 26, 1999 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 402 $703,845 Feb 19, 1999 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 69 $703,845 Feb 19, 1999 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 831 $1,126 Feb 19, 1999 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 331 $1,221,786 Feb 12, 1999 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 48 $1,221,786 Feb 12, 1999 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 432 $1,810 Feb 12, 1999 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 435 $1,367,177 Feb 5, 1999 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 51 $1,367,177 Feb 5, 1999 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 436 $2,031 Feb 5, 1999 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 420 $2,107,277 Jan 29, 1999 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 39 $2,107,277 Jan 29, 1999 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 221 $3,131 Jan 29, 1999 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 335 $3,422,072 Jan 22, 1999 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 22 $3,422,072 Jan 22, 1999 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 84 $5,185 Jan 22, 1999 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,447 $401,509 Jan 15, 1999 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 328 $401,509 Jan 15, 1999 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 121 $5,019 Jan 15, 1999 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 3,368 $308,901 Jan 8, 1999 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 502 $308,901 Jan 8, 1999 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 374 $3,861 Jan 8, 1999 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 3,589 $512,070 Jan 1, 1999 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 378 $512,070 Jan 1, 1999 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 203 $6,401 Jan 1, 1999 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,298 $444,014 Dec 25, 1998 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 463 $444,014 Dec 25, 1998 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 571 $5,550 Dec 25, 1998 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,786 $406,036 Dec 18, 1998 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 519 $406,036 Dec 18, 1998 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,200 $5,639 Dec 18, 1998 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,100 $390,563 Dec 11, 1998 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 574 $390,563 Dec 11, 1998 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,018 $12,599 Dec 11, 1998 3
Theater Average Limited Release 1,513 $12,599 Dec 11, 1998 3
Top 1998 Theater Average Limited Release 56 $12,599 Dec 11, 1998 3
Never Wide Domestic 131 $16,316,273 Dec 11, 1998 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 2,286 $16,316,273 Dec 11, 1998 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 197 644 Dec 11, 1998 0

Cast

Bill Paxton    Hank Mitchell
Billy Bob Thornton    Jacob Mitchell
Brent Briscoe    Lou
Bridget Fonda    Sarah
Jack Walsh    Tom Butler
Chelcie Ross    Carl
Becky Ann Baker    Nancy
Gary Cole    Baxter

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Danny Elfman

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/12/11 20 $390,563   31 $12,599   $390,563 3
1998/12/18 18 $406,036 +4% 72 $5,639   $960,130 10
1998/12/25 22 $444,014 +9% 80 $5,550   $1,643,369 17
1999/01/01 20 $512,070 +15% 80 $6,401   $2,515,990 24
1999/01/08 23 $308,901 -40% 80 $3,861   $2,999,234 31
1999/01/15 24 $401,509 +30% 80 $5,019   $3,536,158 38
1999/01/22 10 $3,422,072 +752% 660 $5,185   $7,078,184 45
1999/01/29 11 $2,107,277 -38% 673 $3,131   $10,069,654 52
1999/02/05 16 $1,367,177 -35% 673 $2,031   $12,121,149 59
1999/02/12 18 $1,221,786 -11% 675 $1,810   $13,717,155 66
1999/02/19 21 $703,845 -42% 625 $1,126   $14,654,632 73
1999/02/26 28 $379,170 -46% 514 $738   $15,234,793 80
1999/03/05 34 $207,062 -45% 325 $637   $15,560,477 87
1999/03/12 43 $113,344 -45% 220 $515   $15,747,647 94
1999/03/19 49 $59,405 -48% 117 $508   $15,847,710 101
1999/03/26 56 $37,591 -37% 75 $501   $15,915,352 108
1999/04/02 64 $27,819 -26% 57 $488   $15,956,744 115
1999/04/09 65 $20,748 -25% 33 $629   $15,991,490 122
1999/04/16 76 $14,020 -32% 25 $561   $16,013,157 129
1999/04/23 44 $113,313 +708% 322 $352   $16,131,697 136
1999/04/30 56 $59,406 -48% 226 $263   $16,245,186 143
1999/05/07 74 $21,855 -63% 110 $199   $16,288,495 150
1999/05/14 80 $13,581 -38% 36 $377   $16,311,763 157

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/01/22 9 $935,000   660 $1,417   $4,583,000 43
1999/01/23 10 $1,610,000 +72% 660 $2,439   $6,193,000 44
1999/01/24 11 $885,000 -45% 660 $1,341   $7,078,000 45
1999/01/25 10 $225,617 -75% 660 $342   $7,303,617 46
1999/01/26 9 $244,552 +8% 660 $371   $7,540,353 47
1999/01/27 10 $204,577 -16% 660 $310   $7,744,930 48
1999/01/28 9 $217,447 +6% 660 $329   $7,962,377 49
1999/01/29 10 $660,000 +204% 673 $981   $8,622,000 50
1999/01/31 11 $0   0     $10,069,654 52
1999/02/01 10 $168,176   673 $250   $10,237,830 53
1999/02/02 10 $194,042 +15% 673 $288   $10,431,872 54
1999/02/03 10 $162,102 -16% 673 $241   $10,593,974 55
1999/02/07 16 $0   0     $12,121,149 59
1999/02/08 16 $81,220   673 $121   $12,202,369 60
1999/02/09 15 $106,091 +31% 673 $158   $12,308,460 61
1999/02/10 17 $91,161 -14% 673 $135   $12,399,621 62
1999/02/11 17 $95,748 +5% 673 $142   $12,495,369 63
1999/02/15 20 $163,256   675 $242   $13,717,155 67
1999/02/16 18 $82,988 -49% 675 $123   $13,800,143 68
1999/02/17 19 $72,780 -12% 675 $108   $13,872,923 69
1999/02/18 19 $77,864 +7% 675 $115   $13,950,787 70
1999/02/21 20 $190,000   625 $304   $14,654,632 73
1999/02/22 19 $48,653 -74% 625 $78   $14,703,485 74
1999/02/25 19 $52,676   625 $84   $14,856,623 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/12/11 19 $554,094   31 $17,874   $554,094 7
1998/12/18 20 $645,261 +16% 72 $8,962   $1,199,355 14
1998/12/25 23 $804,565 +25% 80 $10,057   $2,003,920 21
1999/01/01 20 $686,413 -15% 80 $8,580   $2,690,333 28
1999/01/08 22 $444,316 -35% 80 $5,554   $3,134,649 35
1999/01/15 24 $521,463 +17% 80 $6,518   $3,656,112 42
1999/01/22 10 $4,306,265 +726% 660 $6,525   $7,962,377 49
1999/01/29 11 $2,791,595 -35% 673 $4,148   $10,753,972 56
1999/02/05 15 $1,741,397 -38% 673 $2,588   $12,495,369 63
1999/02/12 18 $1,455,418 -16% 675 $2,156   $13,950,787 70
1999/02/19 21 $904,836 -38% 625 $1,448   $14,855,623 77
1999/02/26 29 $497,792 -45% 514 $968   $15,353,415 84
1999/03/05 33 $280,888 -44% 325 $864   $15,634,303 91
1999/03/12 43 $154,002 -45% 220 $700   $15,788,305 98
1999/03/19 50 $89,456 -42% 117 $765   $15,877,761 105
1999/03/26 56 $51,164 -43% 75 $682   $15,928,925 112
1999/04/02 64 $41,817 -18% 57 $734   $15,970,742 119
1999/04/09 65 $28,395 -32% 33 $860   $15,999,137 126
1999/04/16 75 $19,247 -32% 25 $770   $16,018,384 133
1999/04/23 39 $167,396 +770% 322 $520   $16,185,780 140
1999/04/30 58 $80,860 -52% 226 $358   $16,266,640 147
1999/05/07 70 $31,542 -61% 110 $287   $16,298,182 154