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Steel Magnolias (1989)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $83,759,091Details
International Box Office $11,392,847Details
Worldwide Box Office $95,151,938
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
69% - Fresh
Audience
89% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 819 $83,759,091
All Time International Box Office 3,138 $11,392,847
All Time Worldwide Box Office 1,472 $95,151,938
Leggiest Movies 75 11.87
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 202 $83,759,091
All Time International Box Office for Comedy Movies 606 $11,392,847
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 305 $95,151,938

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 15th, 1989 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: July 8th, 1994 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
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Source:Based on Play
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 107 $603,480 Mar 23, 1990 131
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 101 $1,178,865 Mar 2, 1990 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 114 $1,207,930 Feb 23, 1990 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 99 $1,550,400 Feb 16, 1990 96
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 116 $1,606,880 Feb 9, 1990 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 104 $2,019,275 Feb 2, 1990 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 98 $2,376,950 Jan 26, 1990 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 99 $2,944,080 Jan 19, 1990 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 102 $3,745,560 Jan 12, 1990 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 117 $4,502,641 Jan 5, 1990 54
Fastest to $50m 1,347 $50,943,805 Jan 5, 1990 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 99 $6,248,970 Dec 29, 1989 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 781 $2,591,550 Dec 22, 1989 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,448 $2,094,664 Dec 15, 1989 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 1,560 $3,021,928 Dec 8, 1989 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 1,501 $4,856,409 Dec 1, 1989 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 1,606 $7,053,867 Nov 24, 1989 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 2,820 $5,425,440 Nov 17, 1989 5
Never No. 1 Domestic 207 $83,759,091 Nov 15, 1989 0

Cast

Sally Field    M'Lynn Eatenton
Dolly Parton    Truvy Jones
Shirley MacLaine    Louisa 'Ouiser' Boudreaux
Daryl Hannah    Annelle Dupuy Desoto
Olympia Dukakis    Clairee Belcher
Julia Roberts    Shelby Eatenton Latcherie
Dylan McDermott    Jackson Latcherie
Tom Skerritt    Drum Eatenton
Kevin J. O'Connor    Sammy Dwayne Desoto
Jonathan Ward    Jonathan Eatenton
Knowl Johnson    Thomas 'Tommy' Lee Eatenton
Sam Shepard    Spud Jones
Ann Wedgeworth    Aunt Fern Thornton
Bibi Besch    Belle Marmillion
Bill McCutcheon    Owen Jenkins

Production and Technical Credits

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/11/17 4 $5,425,440   480 $11,303   $5,467,015 5
1989/11/24 5 $7,053,867 +30% 720 $9,797   $15,643,935 12
1989/12/01 4 $4,856,409 -31% 963 $5,043   $22,685,485 19
1989/12/08 5 $3,021,928 -38% 1,032 $2,928   $27,468,769 26
1989/12/15 7 $2,094,664 -31% 1,102 $1,901   $30,700,611 33
1989/12/22 7 $2,591,550 +24% 1,329 $1,950   $34,652,166 40
1989/12/29 7 $6,248,970 +141% 1,365 $4,578   $44,598,414 47
1990/01/05 6 $4,502,641 -28% 1,369 $3,289   $50,943,805 54
1990/01/12 7 $3,745,560 -17% 1,372 $2,730   $56,311,630 61
1990/01/19 7 $2,944,080 -21% 1,363 $2,160   $60,675,730 68
1990/01/26 8 $2,376,950 -19% 1,370 $1,735   $64,115,820 75
1990/02/02 10 $2,019,275 -15% 1,369 $1,475   $67,032,445 82
1990/02/09 10 $1,606,880 -20% 1,328 $1,210   $69,303,290 89
1990/02/16 10 $1,550,400 -4% 1,216 $1,275   $71,319,818 96
1990/02/23 10 $1,207,930 -22% 1,214 $995   $72,828,100 103
1990/03/02 10 $1,178,865 -2% 1,173 $1,005   $74,425,795 110
1990/03/23 18 $603,480   642 $940   $77,568,541 131

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1989/11/17 3 $8,548,493   480 $17,809   $8,590,068 9
1989/11/24 4 $9,239,008 +8% 720 $12,832   $17,829,076 16
1989/12/01 3 $6,617,765 -28% 963 $6,872   $24,446,841 23
1989/12/08 4 $4,159,106 -37% 1,032 $4,030   $28,605,947 30
1989/12/15 5 $3,454,669 -17% 1,102 $3,135   $32,060,616 37
1989/12/22 6 $6,288,828 +82% 1,329 $4,732   $38,349,444 44
1989/12/29 7 $8,091,720 +29% 1,365 $5,928   $46,441,164 51
1990/01/05 4 $6,124,906 -24% 1,369 $4,474   $52,566,070 58
1990/01/12 7 $5,165,580 -16% 1,372 $3,765   $57,731,650 65
1990/01/19 7 $4,007,220 -22% 1,363 $2,940   $61,738,870 72
1990/01/26 7 $3,274,300 -18% 1,370 $2,390   $65,013,170 79
1990/02/02 7 $2,683,240 -18% 1,369 $1,960   $67,696,410 86
1990/02/09 5 $2,073,008 -23% 1,328 $1,561   $69,769,418 93
1990/02/16 10 $1,850,752 -11% 1,216 $1,522   $71,620,170 100
1990/02/23 9 $1,626,760 -12% 1,214 $1,340   $73,246,930 107

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/8/20103012,472 165,808$80,943$1,315,599840
8/22/20102918,981 196,511$123,187$1,514,861842
5/8/20162514,712 1,619,371$79,445$11,095,7441,140