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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,306,697Details
International Box Office $3,644,550Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,951,247
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 1997 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 144 $4,306,697
Top 1997 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 28 $4,306,697
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 9,720 $3,656
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 39,681 $875
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 15,693 $2,444
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 10,505 $3,430
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 3,653 $7,382
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 21,747 $1,803
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 12,229 $3,029
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 6,686 $4,861
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 32,091 $1,172
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 12,568 $2,962
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 8,941 $3,899
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 36,881 $976
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 17,979 $2,166
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 10,061 $3,555
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 43,033 $764
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 15,639 $2,452
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 10,823 $3,345
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 5,108 $5,911
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 22,189 $1,766
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 1,004 $15,575
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 14,788 $2,569
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 8,523 $4,040
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 36,502 $990
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 18,014 $2,162
All Time Worldwide Box Office 6,391 $7,951,247
All Time International Box Office 4,378 $3,644,550
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 460 $7,795,381
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 5,315 $7,795,381
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 595 $4,306,697
All Time Domestic Box Office for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies 1,208 $4,306,697
All Time Domestic Box Office 5,976 $4,306,697

Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 10th, 1997 (Wide) (Canada)
November 21st, 1997 (Limited) by Fine Line
International Releases: October 10th, 1997 (Wide) (Canada)
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality and some language
Comparisons: vs. Ain't Them Bodies Saints
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 198 $43,760 Apr 3, 1998 178
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 49 $43,760 Apr 3, 1998 178
Highest Theater Average 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 185 $875 Apr 3, 1998 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 215 $48,499 Mar 27, 1998 171
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 51 $48,499 Mar 27, 1998 171
Highest Theater Average 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 174 $990 Mar 27, 1998 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 234 $56,522 Mar 20, 1998 164
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 54 $56,522 Mar 20, 1998 164
Highest Theater Average 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 277 $764 Mar 20, 1998 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 242 $74,164 Mar 13, 1998 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 50 $74,164 Mar 13, 1998 157
Highest Theater Average 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 227 $976 Mar 13, 1998 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 256 $86,723 Mar 6, 1998 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 52 $86,723 Mar 6, 1998 150
Highest Theater Average 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 202 $1,172 Mar 6, 1998 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 205 $171,267 Feb 27, 1998 143
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 42 $171,267 Feb 27, 1998 143
Highest Theater Average 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 107 $1,803 Feb 27, 1998 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 262 $158,947 Feb 20, 1998 136
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 51 $158,947 Feb 20, 1998 136
Highest Theater Average 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 137 $1,766 Feb 20, 1998 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 290 $182,423 Feb 13, 1998 129
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 58 $182,423 Feb 13, 1998 129
Highest Theater Average 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 61 $2,569 Feb 13, 1998 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 429 $145,089 Feb 6, 1998 122
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 88 $145,089 Feb 6, 1998 122
Highest Theater Average 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 93 $2,166 Feb 6, 1998 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 488 $154,457 Jan 30, 1998 115
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 96 $154,457 Jan 30, 1998 115
Highest Theater Average 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 88 $2,452 Jan 30, 1998 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 605 $153,971 Jan 23, 1998 108
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 110 $153,971 Jan 23, 1998 108
Highest Theater Average 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 93 $2,444 Jan 23, 1998 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 510 $241,300 Jan 16, 1998 101
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 91 $241,300 Jan 16, 1998 101
Highest Theater Average 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 36 $3,656 Jan 16, 1998 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 670 $214,074 Jan 9, 1998 94
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 116 $214,074 Jan 9, 1998 94
Highest Theater Average 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 55 $3,345 Jan 9, 1998 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 744 $226,218 Jan 2, 1998 87
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 132 $226,218 Jan 2, 1998 87
Highest Theater Average 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 37 $4,040 Jan 2, 1998 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 905 $223,975 Dec 26, 1997 80
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 157 $223,975 Dec 26, 1997 80
Highest Theater Average 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 59 $3,555 Dec 26, 1997 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,336 $46,784 Dec 19, 1997 73
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 544 $46,784 Dec 19, 1997 73
Highest Theater Average 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 55 $3,899 Dec 19, 1997 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,432 $64,869 Dec 12, 1997 66
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 538 $64,869 Dec 12, 1997 66
Highest Theater Average 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 307 $2,162 Dec 12, 1997 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,460 $90,884 Dec 5, 1997 59
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 527 $90,884 Dec 5, 1997 59
Highest Theater Average 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 183 $3,029 Dec 5, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,650 $110,732 Nov 28, 1997 52
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 556 $110,732 Nov 28, 1997 52
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 19 $7,382 Nov 28, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,325 $92,367 Nov 21, 1997 45
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 746 $92,367 Nov 21, 1997 45
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 94 $4,861 Nov 21, 1997 45
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,728 $62,210 Nov 7, 1997 31
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,165 $62,210 Nov 7, 1997 31
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 671 $2,962 Nov 7, 1997 31
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,608 $75,455 Oct 24, 1997 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,393 $75,455 Oct 24, 1997 17
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,239 $3,430 Oct 24, 1997 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,525 $47,286 Oct 17, 1997 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,965 $47,286 Oct 17, 1997 10
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,112 $5,911 Oct 17, 1997 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,619 $31,149 Oct 10, 1997 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 2,768 $31,149 Oct 10, 1997 3
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 693 $15,575 Oct 10, 1997 3
Top 1997 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 25 $15,575 Oct 10, 1997 3
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 726 $4,306,697 Oct 10, 1997 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 4,038 $4,306,697 Oct 10, 1997 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 810 93 Oct 10, 1997 0

Cast

Sarah Polley    Nicole Burnell
Bruce Greenwood    Billy Ansell
Ian Holm    Mitchell Stephens
Maury Chaykin    Wendell

Production and Technical Credits

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/10/10 53 $31,149   2 $15,575   $31,149 3
1997/10/17 46 $47,286 +52% 8 $5,911   $143,274 10
1997/10/24 43 $75,455 +60% 22 $3,430   $244,784 17
1997/11/07 45 $62,210   21 $2,962   $503,439 31
1997/11/21 41 $92,367   19 $4,861   $583,530 45
1997/11/28 38 $110,732 +20% 15 $7,382   $762,736 52
1997/12/05 33 $90,884 -18% 30 $3,029   $895,369 59
1997/12/12 37 $64,869 -29% 30 $2,162   $1,006,006 66
1997/12/19 40 $46,784 -28% 12 $3,899   $1,096,794 73
1997/12/26 28 $223,975 +379% 63 $3,555   $1,387,966 80
1998/01/02 29 $226,218 +1% 56 $4,040   $1,104,717 87
1998/01/09 26 $214,074 -5% 64 $3,345   $2,149,587 94
1998/01/16 31 $241,300 +13% 66 $3,656   $2,485,643 101
1998/01/23 31 $153,971 -36% 63 $2,444   $2,689,359 108
1998/01/30 36 $154,457 n/c 63 $2,452   $2,915,161 115
1998/02/06 40 $145,089 -6% 67 $2,166   $3,122,000 122
1998/02/13 39 $182,423 +26% 71 $2,569   $3,358,779 129
1998/02/20 35 $158,947 -13% 90 $1,766   $3,554,070 136
1998/02/27 32 $171,267 +8% 95 $1,803   $3,789,183 143
1998/03/06 45 $86,723 -49% 74 $1,172   $3,946,406 150
1998/03/13 47 $74,164 -14% 76 $976   $4,061,086 157
1998/03/20 47 $56,522 -24% 74 $764   $4,161,768 164
1998/03/27 46 $48,499 -14% 49 $990   $4,239,936 171
1998/04/03 53 $43,760 -10% 50 $875   $4,306,697 178

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1997/10/10 38 $95,988   2 $47,994   $95,988 7
1997/10/17 46 $73,341 -24% 8 $9,168   $169,329 14
1997/11/21 38 $160,841   19 $8,465   $652,004 49
1997/11/28 37 $152,481 -5% 15 $10,165   $804,485 56
1997/12/05 31 $136,652 -10% 30 $4,555   $941,137 63
1997/12/12 34 $108,873 -20% 30 $3,629   $1,050,010 70
1997/12/19 37 $113,981 +5% 12 $9,498   $1,163,991 77
1998/01/02 22 $1,057,014   56 $18,875   $1,935,513 91
1998/01/09 25 $308,830 -71% 64 $4,825   $2,244,343 98
1998/01/16 33 $291,045 -6% 66 $4,410   $2,535,388 105
1998/01/23 31 $225,316 -23% 63 $3,576   $2,760,704 112
1998/01/30 35 $216,207 -4% 63 $3,432   $2,976,911 119
1998/02/06 38 $199,445 -8% 67 $2,977   $3,176,356 126
1998/02/13 40 $218,767 +10% 71 $3,081   $3,395,123 133
1998/02/20 34 $222,793 +2% 90 $2,475   $3,617,916 140
1998/02/27 31 $241,767 +9% 95 $2,545   $3,859,683 147
1998/03/06 43 $127,239 -47% 74 $1,719   $3,986,922 154
1998/03/13 43 $118,324 -7% 76 $1,557   $4,105,246 161
1998/03/20 43 $86,191 -27% 74 $1,165   $4,191,437 168
1998/03/27 46 $71,500 -17% 49 $1,459   $4,262,937 175

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Canada 10/10/1997 $0 0 0 0 $0
 
International Total$3,644,550