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A Simple Wish (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,165,213Details
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  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
25% - Rotten
Audience
41% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$28,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 11th, 1997 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: June 9th, 1998 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Simple Wish, A
MPAA Rating: PG for mild language
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,958 $45,005 Aug 22, 1997 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,464 $140,640 Aug 15, 1997 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,029 $140,010 Aug 8, 1997 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,340 $191,795 Aug 1, 1997 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,309 $400,330 Jul 25, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,098 $1,146,820 Jul 18, 1997 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,784 $2,732,880 Jul 11, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,648 1,676 Jul 11, 1997 3

Cast

Amanda Plummer    Boots
Martin Short    Murray
Kathleen Turner    Claudia
Ruby Dee    Hortense
Jack McGee    Officer O'York

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Bruce Broughton

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/07/11 9 $2,732,880   1,676 $1,631   $2,732,880 3
1997/07/18 12 $1,146,820 -58% 1,699 $675   $5,546,320 10
1997/07/25 20 $400,330 -65% 817 $490   $6,956,815 17
1997/08/01 27 $191,795 -52% 431 $445   $7,428,790 24
1997/08/08 32 $140,010 -27% 280 $500   $7,727,640 31
1997/08/15 34 $140,640 n/c 293 $480   $7,974,535 38
1997/08/22 50 $45,005 -68% 63 $714   $8,119,205 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/07/11 8 $863,140   1,676 $515   $863,140 1
1997/07/12 9 $1,047,500 +21% 1,676 $625   $1,910,640 2
1997/07/13 8 $821,240 -22% 1,676 $490   $2,731,880 3
1997/07/14 8 $452,520 -45% 1,676 $270   $3,184,400 4
1997/07/15 8 $536,320 +19% 1,676 $320   $3,720,720 5
1997/07/16 9 $360,340 -33% 1,676 $215   $4,081,060 6
1997/07/17 9 $318,440 -12% 1,676 $190   $4,399,500 7
1997/07/18 12 $339,795 +7% 1,699 $200   $4,739,295 8
1997/07/19 12 $450,235 +33% 1,699 $265   $5,189,530 9
1997/07/20 12 $356,790 -21% 1,699 $210   $5,546,320 10
1997/07/21 12 $220,740 -38% 1,699 $130   $5,767,060 11
1997/07/22 11 $254,700 +15% 1,699 $150   $6,021,760 12
1997/07/23 10 $254,555 n/c 1,699 $150   $6,276,315 13
1997/07/24 10 $280,170 +10% 1,699 $165   $6,556,485 14
1997/07/25 - $118,465 -58% 817 $145   $6,674,950 15
1997/07/26 - $142,975 +21% 817 $175   $6,817,925 16
1997/07/27 - $138,890 -3% 817 $170   $6,956,815 17
1997/07/28 - $72,630 -48% 817 $89   $7,029,445 18
1997/07/29 - $88,550 +22% 817 $108   $7,117,995 19
1997/07/30 - $60,690 -31% 817 $74   $7,178,685 20
1997/07/31 - $58,310 -4% 817 $71   $7,236,995 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/07/11 8 $4,399,500   1,676 $2,625   $4,399,500 7
1997/07/18 12 $2,156,985 -51% 1,699 $1,270   $6,556,485 14
1997/07/25 18 $680,510 -68% 817 $833   $7,236,995 21
1997/08/01 27 $350,635 -48% 431 $814   $7,587,630 28
1997/08/08 30 $246,265 -30% 280 $880   $7,833,895 35
1997/08/15 32 $240,305 -2% 293 $820   $8,074,200 42