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La vita è bella (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,598,247Details
International Box Office $171,787,114Details
Worldwide Box Office $229,385,361
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,358 $57,598,247
All Time International Box Office (Rank 401-500) 443 $171,787,114
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 592 $229,385,361
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 21 $57,598,247
Leggiest Movies 12 17.75

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 23rd, 1998 (Wide) by Miramax, released as Life Is Beautiful
March 26th, 1999 (Expands Wide) by Miramax, released as Life is Beautiful
International Releases: March 6th, 1999 (Wide), released as Life is Beautiful (South Korea)
Video Release: April 26th, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, released as Life Is Beautiful
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for holocaust-related thematic elements
Running Time: 116 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Pianist
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Keywords: World War II, War, Holocaust, Religious, Cross-Class Romance, Voiceover/Narration, Directing Yourself, Nazis, Discrimination, Bigotry
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: Italy

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 50th Weekend 54 $6,216 Oct 1, 1999 346
Biggest 50th Weekend Limited Release 14 $6,216 Oct 1, 1999 346
Biggest Domestic 49th Weekend 46 $11,788 Sep 24, 1999 339
Biggest 49th Weekend Limited Release 7 $11,788 Sep 24, 1999 339
Biggest Domestic 48th Weekend 40 $32,668 Sep 17, 1999 332
Biggest 48th Weekend Limited Release 4 $32,668 Sep 17, 1999 332
Biggest Domestic 47th Weekend 30 $63,239 Sep 10, 1999 325
Biggest 47th Weekend Limited Release 3 $63,239 Sep 10, 1999 325
Biggest Domestic 46th Weekend 27 $92,609 Sep 3, 1999 318
Biggest 46th Weekend Limited Release 4 $92,609 Sep 3, 1999 318
Biggest Domestic 45th Weekend 37 $63,934 Aug 27, 1999 311
Biggest 45th Weekend Limited Release 5 $63,934 Aug 27, 1999 311
Biggest Domestic 36th Weekend 69 $35,977 Jun 25, 1999 248
Biggest 36th Weekend Limited Release 18 $35,977 Jun 25, 1999 248
Biggest Domestic 35th Weekend 49 $85,686 Jun 18, 1999 241
Biggest 35th Weekend Limited Release 12 $85,686 Jun 18, 1999 241
Biggest Domestic 34th Weekend 33 $137,951 Jun 11, 1999 234
Biggest 34th Weekend Limited Release 8 $137,951 Jun 11, 1999 234
Biggest Domestic 33rd Weekend 31 $214,067 Jun 4, 1999 227
Biggest 33rd Weekend Limited Release 6 $214,067 Jun 4, 1999 227
Biggest Domestic 32nd Weekend 26 $354,616 May 28, 1999 220
Biggest 32nd Weekend Limited Release 5 $354,616 May 28, 1999 220
Biggest Domestic 31st Weekend 28 $414,662 May 21, 1999 213
Biggest 31st Weekend Limited Release 6 $414,662 May 21, 1999 213
Biggest Domestic 30th Weekend 21 $626,655 May 14, 1999 206
Biggest 30th Weekend Limited Release 3 $626,655 May 14, 1999 206
Biggest Domestic 29th Weekend 25 $767,739 May 7, 1999 199
Biggest 29th Weekend Limited Release 6 $767,739 May 7, 1999 199
Biggest Domestic 28th Weekend 24 $831,732 Apr 30, 1999 192
Biggest 28th Weekend Limited Release 5 $831,732 Apr 30, 1999 192
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 12 $1,222,901 Apr 23, 1999 185
Biggest 27th Weekend Limited Release 3 $1,222,901 Apr 23, 1999 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 10 $1,636,781 Apr 16, 1999 178
Biggest 26th Weekend Limited Release 2 $1,636,781 Apr 16, 1999 178
Fastest to $50m 1,493 $50,013,888 Apr 16, 1999 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 12 $1,910,801 Apr 9, 1999 171
Biggest 25th Weekend Limited Release 2 $1,910,801 Apr 9, 1999 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 7 $2,669,480 Apr 2, 1999 164
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 2 $2,669,480 Apr 2, 1999 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 7 $3,244,284 Mar 26, 1999 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 2 $3,244,284 Mar 26, 1999 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 8 $2,234,686 Mar 19, 1999 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 3 $2,234,686 Mar 19, 1999 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 19 $1,865,738 Mar 12, 1999 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 5 $1,865,738 Mar 12, 1999 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 23 $1,925,622 Mar 5, 1999 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 5 $1,925,622 Mar 5, 1999 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 31 $1,915,628 Feb 26, 1999 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 6 $1,915,628 Feb 26, 1999 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 28 $2,350,648 Feb 19, 1999 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 5 $2,350,648 Feb 19, 1999 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 30 $2,830,316 Feb 12, 1999 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 7 $2,830,316 Feb 12, 1999 115
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 187 $5,609,365 Feb 12, 1999 115
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 28 $837,586 Feb 5, 1999 108
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 31 $926,243 Jan 29, 1999 101
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 38 $1,055,993 Jan 22, 1999 94
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 35 $1,263,249 Jan 15, 1999 87
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 49 $904,692 Jan 8, 1999 80
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 52 $1,073,415 Jan 1, 1999 73
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 57 $988,234 Dec 25, 1998 66
Top 1998 Theater Average Limited Release 20 $19,820 Oct 23, 1998 3
Widest Expansion Limited Release 54 1,130 Oct 23, 1998 0

Cast

Roberto Benigni    Guido Orefice
Nicoletta Braschi    Dora
Giustino Durano    Guido's uncle
Sergio Bini Bustric    Ferruccio Papini
Giuliana Lojodice    School Principal
Amerigo Fontani    Rodolfo

Production and Technical Credits

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/10/23 37 $118,920   6 $19,820   $118,920 1
1998/10/30 18 $459,634 +287% 38 $12,096   $651,832 2
1998/11/06 16 $837,093 +82% 110 $7,610   $1,704,031 3
1998/11/13 14 $852,187 +2% 116 $7,346   $2,933,305 4
1998/11/20 17 $754,522 -11% 124 $6,085   $4,002,492 5
1998/11/27 18 $871,072 +15% 124 $7,025   $5,248,338 6
1998/12/04 14 $720,955 -17% 134 $5,380   $6,207,910 7
1998/12/11 14 $682,280 -5% 145 $4,705   $7,155,572 8
1998/12/18 12 $616,260 -10% 170 $3,625   $8,043,944 9
1998/12/25 17 $988,234 +60% 224 $4,412   $9,434,954 10
1999/01/01 17 $1,073,415 +9% 225 $4,771   $11,409,840 11
1999/01/08 17 $904,692 -16% 228 $3,968   $12,758,122 12
1999/01/15 19 $1,263,249 +40% 218 $5,795   $14,441,642 13
1999/01/22 20 $1,055,993 -16% 213 $4,958   $15,838,666 14
1999/01/29 17 $926,243 -12% 215 $4,308   $17,182,785 15
1999/02/05 20 $837,586 -10% 221 $3,790   $18,369,921 16
1999/02/12 11 $2,830,316 +238% 644 $4,395   $21,634,804 17
1999/02/19 11 $2,350,648 -17% 685 $3,432   $24,666,327 18
1999/02/26 13 $1,915,628 -19% 681 $2,813   $27,335,876 19
1999/03/05 11 $1,925,622 +1% 672 $2,866   $30,131,649 20
1999/03/12 14 $1,865,738 -3% 646 $2,888   $32,801,942 21
1999/03/19 12 $2,234,686 +20% 647 $3,454   $35,990,202 22
1999/03/26 8 $3,244,284 +45% 1,121 $2,894   $40,685,400 23
1999/04/02 9 $2,669,480 -18% 1,130 $2,362   $44,720,425 24
1999/04/09 13 $1,910,801 -28% 1,136 $1,682   $47,739,741 25
1999/04/16 11 $1,636,781 -14% 1,113 $1,471   $50,013,888 26
1999/04/23 13 $1,222,901 -25% 1,019 $1,200   $51,808,890 27
1999/04/30 14 $831,732 -32% 914 $910   $53,072,604 28
1999/05/07 12 $767,739 -8% 812 $945   $54,168,264 29
1999/05/14 14 $626,655 -18% 836 $750   $55,104,440 30
1999/05/21 17 $414,662 -34% 579 $716   $55,785,437 31
1999/05/28 20 $354,616 -14% 408 $869   $56,365,226 32
1999/06/04 23 $214,067 -40% 339 $631   $56,692,964 33
1999/06/11 31 $137,951 -36% 251 $550   $56,954,125 34
1999/06/18 41 $85,686 -38% 163 $526   $57,124,464 35
1999/06/25 55 $35,977 -58% 48 $750   $57,216,351 36
1999/08/27 56 $63,934   15 $4,262   $57,311,318 45
1999/09/03 57 $92,609 +45% 15 $6,174   $57,433,082 46
1999/09/10 52 $63,239 -32% 31 $2,040   $57,511,850 47
1999/09/17 65 $32,668 -48% 26 $1,256   $57,563,264 48
1999/09/24 76 $11,788 -64% 19 $620   $57,587,941 49
1999/10/01 88 $6,216 -47% 12 $518   $57,598,247 50

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1999/02/07 18 $0   0     $18,369,921 108
1999/02/08 18 $56,682   221 $256   $18,426,603 109
1999/02/09 14 $118,982 +110% 221 $538   $18,545,585 110
1999/02/10 11 $129,135 +9% 221 $584   $18,674,720 111
1999/02/11 13 $117,865 -9% 221 $533   $18,792,685 112
1999/02/15 9 $463,970   644 $720   $21,634,804 116
1999/02/16 9 $227,090 -51% 644 $353   $21,861,894 117
1999/02/17 9 $215,793 -5% 644 $335   $22,077,687 118
1999/02/18 8 $224,725 +4% 644 $349   $22,302,412 119
1999/02/19 10 $605,000 +169% 685 $883   $22,921,000 120
1999/02/20 11 $1,095,000 +81% 685 $1,599   $24,016,000 121
1999/02/21 11 $686,000 -37% 685 $1,001   $24,666,327 122
1999/02/22 11 $161,446 -76% 685 $236   $24,827,773 123
1999/02/23 9 $217,438 +35% 685 $317   $25,045,211 124
1999/02/24 10 $179,346 -18% 685 $262   $25,224,557 125
1999/02/25 10 $180,909 +1% 685 $264   $25,405,476 126
1999/02/26 13 $489,524 +171% 685 $715   $25,895,000 127
1999/02/27 13 $885,000 +81% 681 $1,300   $26,780,000 128
1999/02/28 12 $573,000 -35% 681 $841   $27,335,876 129
1999/03/01 11 $180,012 -69% 681 $264   $27,515,888 130
1999/03/02 7 $256,849 +43% 681 $377   $27,772,737 131
1999/03/03 8 $198,275 -23% 681 $291   $27,971,012 132
1999/03/04 9 $221,949 +12% 681 $326   $28,192,961 133
1999/03/05 11 $498,039 +124% 681 $731   $28,691,000 134
1999/03/06 11 $855,000 +72% 672 $1,272   $29,546,000 135
1999/03/07 11 $574,000 -33% 672 $854   $30,131,649 136
1999/03/08 9 $169,211 -71% 672 $252   $30,300,860 137
1999/03/09 9 $215,511 +27% 672 $321   $30,516,371 138
1999/03/10 9 $201,788 -6% 672 $300   $30,718,159 139
1999/03/11 9 $198,829 -1% 672 $296   $30,916,988 140
1999/03/12 15 $455,000 +129% 646 $704   $31,391,000 141
1999/03/13 14 $835,000 +84% 646 $1,293   $32,226,000 142
1999/03/14 14 $552,000 -34% 646 $854   $32,801,942 143
1999/03/15 12 $209,049 -62% 646 $324   $33,010,991 144
1999/03/16 11 $250,155 +20% 646 $387   $33,261,146 145
1999/03/17 12 $207,251 -17% 646 $321   $33,468,397 146
1999/03/18 11 $268,764 +30% 646 $416   $33,737,161 147
1999/03/19 13 $635,000 +136% 647 $981   $34,391,000 148
1999/03/20 11 $1,065,000 +68% 647 $1,646   $35,456,000 149
1999/03/21 12 $536,000 -50% 647 $828   $35,990,202 150
1999/03/22 5 $336,174 -37% 647 $520   $36,326,916 151
1999/03/23 5 $404,385 +20% 647 $625   $36,731,301 152
1999/03/24 5 $348,187 -14% 647 $538   $37,079,488 153
1999/03/25 5 $326,968 -6% 647 $505   $37,406,456 154
1999/03/26 8 $905,000 +177% 1,121 $807   $38,346,000 155
1999/03/27 8 $1,385,000 +53% 1,121 $1,236   $39,731,000 156
1999/03/28 8 $919,000 -34% 1,121 $820   $40,685,400 157
1999/03/29 7 $267,790 -71% 1,121 $239   $40,953,190 158
1999/03/30 7 $361,441 +35% 1,121 $322   $41,314,631 159
1999/03/31 9 $311,642 -14% 1,121 $278   $41,626,273 160
1999/04/01 10 $380,000 +22% 1,121 $339   $41,970,000 161
1999/04/02 9 $925,000 +143% 1,130 $819   $42,895,000 162
1999/04/03 9 $1,130,000 +22% 1,130 $1,000   $44,025,000 163
1999/04/04 10 $641,000 -43% 1,130 $567   $44,720,425 164
1999/04/05 10 $300,926 -53% 1,130 $266   $45,021,351 165
1999/04/06 10 $298,817 -1% 1,130 $264   $45,320,168 166
1999/04/07 10 $269,415 -10% 1,130 $238   $45,589,583 167
1999/04/08 10 $244,889 -9% 1,130 $217   $45,834,472 168
1999/04/09 12 $550,000 +125% 1,136 $484   $46,384,000 169
1999/04/10 12 $860,000 +56% 1,136 $757   $47,244,000 170
1999/04/11 11 $495,000 -42% 1,136 $436   $47,739,741 171
1999/04/12 10 $143,253 -71% 1,136 $126   $47,882,994 172
1999/04/13 9 $185,536 +30% 1,136 $163   $48,068,530 173
1999/04/14 9 $157,069 -15% 1,136 $138   $48,225,599 174
1999/04/15 9 $163,685 +4% 1,135 $144   $48,389,284 175
1999/04/16 11 $435,000 +166% 1,113 $391   $48,812,000 176
1999/04/17 11 $735,000 +69% 1,113 $660   $49,547,000 177
1999/04/18 12 $416,000 -43% 1,113 $374   $50,013,888 178
1999/04/19 9 $122,414 -71% 1,113 $110   $50,136,302 179
1999/04/20 9 $170,158 +39% 1,113 $153   $50,306,460 180
1999/04/21 10 $137,465 -19% 1,113 $124   $50,443,925 181
1999/04/22 10 $151,711 +10% 1,113 $136   $50,595,636 182
1999/04/25 12 $290,000   1,019 $285   $51,808,890 185
1999/04/26 11 $91,542 -68% 1,019 $90   $51,900,432 186
1999/04/27 12 $132,956 +45% 1,019 $130   $52,033,388 187
1999/04/28 11 $113,492 -15% 1,019 $111   $52,146,880 188
1999/04/29 12 $106,339 -6% 1,019 $104   $52,253,219 189
1999/05/02 13 $201,000   914 $220   $53,072,604 192
1999/05/03 11 $68,668 -66% 914 $75   $53,141,272 193
1999/05/04 10 $99,759 +45% 914 $109   $53,241,031 194
1999/05/05 10 $82,974 -17% 914 $91   $53,324,005 195
1999/05/06 10 $87,171 +5% 914 $95   $53,411,176 196
1999/05/09 9 $231,000   812 $284   $54,168,264 199
1999/05/10 9 $63,193 -73% 812 $78   $54,231,457 200
1999/05/11 8 $90,839 +44% 812 $112   $54,322,296 201
1999/05/12 9 $80,316 -12% 812 $99   $54,402,612 202
1999/05/13 9 $82,000 +2% 812 $101   $54,484,612 203
1999/05/16 14 $151,000   836 $181   $55,104,000 206
1999/05/17 13 $63,987 -58% 836 $77   $55,168,427 207
1999/05/18 12 $78,946 +23% 836 $94   $55,247,373 208
1999/05/19 13 $69,417 -12% 836 $83   $55,316,790 209
1999/05/23 16 $126,000   579 $218   $55,785,437 213
1999/05/24 14 $71,384 -43% 579 $123   $55,856,821 214
1999/05/25 15 $53,468 -25% 579 $92   $55,910,289 215
1999/05/26 15 $50,797 -5% 579 $88   $55,961,086 216
1999/05/31 18 $86,455   408 $212   $56,365,226 221
1999/06/01 16 $41,368 -52% 408 $101   $56,406,594 222
1999/06/02 17 $37,619 -9% 408 $92   $56,444,213 223
1999/06/03 17 $39,062 +4% 408 $96   $56,483,275 224
1999/06/08 18 $38,068   339 $112   $56,758,919 229
1999/06/09 18 $32,022 -16% 339 $94   $56,790,941 230
1999/06/10 19 $30,625 -4% 339 $90   $56,821,566 231
1999/06/15 20 $25,193   251 $100   $56,997,836 236

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/10/23 32 $192,198   6 $32,033   $192,198 1
1998/10/30 18 $674,740 +251% 38 $17,756   $866,938 2
1998/11/06 15 $1,214,180 +80% 110 $11,038   $2,081,118 3
1998/11/13 15 $1,166,852 -4% 116 $10,059   $3,247,970 4
1998/11/20 17 $1,129,296 -3% 124 $9,107   $4,377,266 5
1998/11/27 18 $1,109,689 -2% 124 $8,949   $5,486,955 6
1998/12/04 14 $986,337 -11% 134 $7,361   $6,473,292 7
1998/12/11 14 $954,392 -3% 145 $6,582   $7,427,684 8
1998/12/18 13 $1,019,036 +7% 170 $5,994   $8,446,720 9
1998/12/25 17 $1,889,705 +85% 224 $8,436   $10,336,425 10
1999/01/01 16 $1,517,005 -20% 225 $6,742   $11,853,430 11
1999/01/08 16 $1,324,963 -13% 228 $5,811   $13,178,393 12
1999/01/15 18 $1,604,280 +21% 218 $7,359   $14,782,673 13
1999/01/22 19 $1,473,869 -8% 213 $6,920   $16,256,542 14
1999/01/29 17 $1,275,793 -13% 215 $5,934   $17,532,335 15
1999/02/05 19 $1,272,153 n/c 221 $5,756   $18,804,488 16
1999/02/12 11 $3,511,191 +176% 644 $5,452   $22,315,679 17
1999/02/19 11 $3,104,569 -12% 685 $4,532   $25,420,248 18
1999/02/26 12 $2,785,779 -10% 681 $4,091   $28,206,027 19
1999/03/05 11 $2,730,177 -2% 672 $4,063   $30,936,204 20
1999/03/12 13 $2,819,312 +3% 646 $4,364   $33,755,516 21
1999/03/19 10 $3,685,600 +31% 647 $5,696   $37,441,116 22
1999/03/26 7 $4,609,829 +25% 1,121 $4,112   $42,050,945 23
1999/04/02 9 $3,777,995 -18% 1,130 $3,343   $45,828,940 24
1999/04/09 13 $2,548,167 -33% 1,136 $2,243   $48,377,107 25
1999/04/16 12 $2,208,882 -13% 1,113 $1,985   $50,585,989 26
1999/04/23 13 $1,654,883 -25% 1,019 $1,624   $52,240,872 27
1999/04/30 13 $1,159,653 -30% 914 $1,269   $53,400,525 28
1999/05/07 12 $1,077,260 -7% 812 $1,327   $54,477,785 29
1999/05/14 14 $892,990 -17% 836 $1,068   $55,370,775 30
1999/05/21 16 $639,835 -28% 579 $1,105   $56,010,610 31
1999/05/28 21 $468,287 -27% 408 $1,148   $56,478,897 32
1999/06/04 22 $337,277 -28% 339 $995   $56,816,174 33
1999/06/11 33 $222,604 -34% 251 $887   $57,038,778 34
1999/06/18 40 $141,596 -36% 163 $869   $57,180,374 35
1999/08/27 57 $93,089   15 $6,206   $57,340,473 45
1999/09/03 57 $108,138 +16% 15 $7,209   $57,448,611 46
1999/09/10 51 $81,985 -24% 31 $2,645   $57,530,596 47
1999/09/17 63 $45,557 -44% 26 $1,752   $57,576,153 48
1999/09/24 75 $15,878 -65% 19 $836   $57,592,031 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 3/6/1999 $0 0 147 450 $755,385 7/18/2017
 
Rest of World $171,031,729
 
International Total$171,787,114 7/18/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records