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Steel Magnolias (1989)

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

Metrics

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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 107 $603,480 Mar 23, 1990 131
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 101 $1,178,865 Mar 2, 1990 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 113 $1,207,930 Feb 23, 1990 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 98 $1,550,400 Feb 16, 1990 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 115 $1,606,880 Feb 9, 1990 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 101 $2,019,275 Feb 2, 1990 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 96 $2,376,950 Jan 26, 1990 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 97 $2,944,080 Jan 19, 1990 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 100 $3,745,560 Jan 12, 1990 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 115 $4,502,641 Jan 5, 1990 54
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,317 $50,943,805 Jan 5, 1990 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 96 $6,248,970 Dec 29, 1989 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 764 $2,591,550 Dec 22, 1989 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,419 $2,094,664 Dec 15, 1989 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,525 $3,021,928 Dec 8, 1989 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,470 $4,856,409 Dec 1, 1989 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,574 $7,053,867 Nov 24, 1989 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,771 $5,425,440 Nov 17, 1989 5

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

Director   

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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