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A Simple Wish (1997)

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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 5,038 $8,165,213
All Time Worldwide Box Office 6,342 $8,165,213
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,282 $8,165,213
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,521 $8,165,213

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


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 4,000 $45,005 Aug 22, 1997 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 3,502 $140,640 Aug 15, 1997 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 4,069 $140,010 Aug 8, 1997 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,385 $191,795 Aug 1, 1997 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,349 $400,330 Jul 25, 1997 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,131 $1,146,820 Jul 18, 1997 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 3,817 $2,732,880 Jul 11, 1997 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 482 3.17 Jul 11, 1997 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,940 31.6% Jul 11, 1997 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,680 1,676 Jul 11, 1997 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,294 $8,165,213 Jul 11, 1997 0

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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records