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The English Patient (1996)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $78,716,374Details
International Box Office $152,993,634Details
Worldwide Box Office $231,710,008
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Synopsis

The story is about a doomed and tragic romance set against the backdrop of World War II. In a field hospital in Italy, Hana, a nurse from Canada, is caring for a pilot who was horribly burned in a plane wreck; he has no identification and cannot remember his name, so he's known simply as "the English Patient," thanks to his accent. When the hospital is forced to evacuate, Hana determines en route that the patient shouldn't be moved far due to his fragile condition, so the two are left in a monastery to be picked up later. In time, Hana begins to piece together the patient's story from the shards of his memories; he's actually Count Laszlo Almasy, of Hungarian nobility and an explorer working with a group mapping uncharted territory in North Africa. An Englishman, Geoffrey Clifton, soon joins Almasy's team; travelling with him is his lovely and spirited wife, Katherine. Katherine and Laszlo soon fall in love, which leads Laszlo to betray his friend, his country and all that is dear to him. Meanwhile, Hana and the Patient are joined by Kip, a Sikh with a gift for defusing mines, and Caravaggio, an intelligence agent who knows some of Laszlo's most shameful secrets.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 15th, 1996 (Wide) by Miramax
International Releases: March 15th, 1997 (Wide) (South Korea)
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, some violence and language.
Running Time: 161 minutes
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Keywords: World War II, Oscars Best Picture Winner
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Tiger Moth Productions
Production Countries: Italy,
Tunisia

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 43rd Weekend Limited Release 5 $29,260 Sep 5, 1997 297
Biggest 42nd Weekend Limited Release 5 $82,297 Aug 29, 1997 290
Biggest 41st Weekend Limited Release 7 $87,962 Aug 22, 1997 283
Biggest 40th Weekend Limited Release 4 $165,173 Aug 15, 1997 276
Biggest 38th Weekend Limited Release 12 $31,200 Aug 1, 1997 262
Biggest 37th Weekend Limited Release 10 $60,824 Jul 25, 1997 255
Biggest 36th Weekend Limited Release 7 $92,600 Jul 18, 1997 248
Biggest 35th Weekend Limited Release 6 $184,545 Jul 11, 1997 241
Biggest 34th Weekend Limited Release 33 $17,527 Jul 4, 1997 234
Biggest 33rd Weekend Limited Release 28 $22,073 Jun 27, 1997 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend Limited Release 16 $41,751 Jun 20, 1997 220
Biggest 31st Weekend Limited Release 19 $52,586 Jun 13, 1997 213
Biggest 30th Weekend Limited Release 18 $62,025 Jun 6, 1997 206
Biggest 29th Weekend Limited Release 14 $110,552 May 30, 1997 199
Biggest 28th Weekend Limited Release 10 $219,891 May 23, 1997 192
Biggest 27th Weekend Limited Release 9 $220,781 May 16, 1997 185
Biggest 26th Weekend Limited Release 13 $232,986 May 9, 1997 178
Biggest 25th Weekend Limited Release 12 $366,304 May 2, 1997 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 43 $657,697 Apr 25, 1997 164
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 6 $657,697 Apr 25, 1997 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 46 $813,647 Apr 18, 1997 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 8 $813,647 Apr 18, 1997 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 24 $1,270,359 Apr 11, 1997 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 5 $1,270,359 Apr 11, 1997 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 15 $2,029,724 Apr 4, 1997 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 4 $2,029,724 Apr 4, 1997 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 7 $3,019,179 Mar 28, 1997 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 2 $3,019,179 Mar 28, 1997 136
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 252 $6,025,201 Mar 28, 1997 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 29 $2,015,118 Mar 21, 1997 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 5 $2,015,118 Mar 21, 1997 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 42 $1,901,016 Mar 14, 1997 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 6 $1,901,016 Mar 14, 1997 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 50 $2,007,254 Mar 7, 1997 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 10 $2,007,254 Mar 7, 1997 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 44 $2,228,209 Feb 28, 1997 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 9 $2,228,209 Feb 28, 1997 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 41 $2,823,228 Feb 21, 1997 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 7 $2,823,228 Feb 21, 1997 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 14 $4,585,551 Feb 14, 1997 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 3 $4,585,551 Feb 14, 1997 94
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 205 $9,151,124 Feb 14, 1997 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 76 $2,237,749 Feb 7, 1997 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 16 $2,237,749 Feb 7, 1997 87
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 21 $1,853,099 Jan 31, 1997 80
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 24 $1,915,342 Jan 24, 1997 73
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 18 $2,336,800 Jan 17, 1997 66
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 30 $2,023,234 Jan 10, 1997 59
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 25 $2,732,463 Jan 3, 1997 52
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 385 $5,453,021 Jan 3, 1997 52
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 33 $2,659,575 Dec 27, 1996 45
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 362 $5,511,700 Dec 27, 1996 45
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 97 $1,670,429 Dec 20, 1996 38
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 67 $2,707,595 Dec 6, 1996 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 12 $5,550,565 Nov 29, 1996 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day) 212 $5,550,565 Nov 29, 1996 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 191 $11,502,981 Nov 29, 1996 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 236 $5,550,565 Nov 29, 1996 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 215 $11,502,981 Nov 29, 1996 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 52 $2,713,093 Nov 22, 1996 10
Top 1996 Theater Average 16 $27,844 Nov 15, 1996 3
Widest Expansion Limited Release 32 1,399 Nov 15, 1996 0

Lead Ensemble Members

   Almasy
   Hana
   Caravaggio
   Katharine Clifton

Supporting Cast

Naveen Andrews    Kip
Colin Firth    Geoffrey Clifton
Julian Wadham    Madox
Jurgen Prochnow    Major Muller
Kevin Whately    Hardy
Clive Merrison    Fenelon-Barnes
Nino Castelnuovo    D'Agostino
Hichem Rostom    Fouad
Peter Ruhring    Bermann
Geordie Johnson    Oliver
Torri Higginson    Mary
Liisa Repo-Martell    Jan
Raymond Coulthard    Rupert Douglas
Philip Whitchurch    Corporal Dade
Lee Ross    Spalding
Anthony Smee    Beach Interrogation Officer
Matthew Ferguson    Young Canadian Soldier
Jason Done    Kiss Me Soldier
Roger Morlidge    Sergeant Desert Train
Simon Sherlock    Private Desert Train
Sebastian Schipper    Interrogation Room Soldiers
Fritz Eggert    Interrogation Room Soldiers
Sonia Mankai    Arab Nurse
Rim Turki    Aicha
Sebastian Rudolph    Officer in Square
Thoraya Sehill    Interpreter in Square
Sondess Belhassen    Woman with Baby in Square
Dominic Mafham    Officer/El Taj
Salah Miled    Bedouin Doc
Gregor Truter    Corporal/El Taj
Abdellatif Hamrouni    Ancient Arab
Samy Azaiez    Kamal
Habib Chetoui    Al Auf
Phillipa Day    Officer's Wife
Amanda Walker    Lady Hampton
Paul Kant    Sir Ronnie Hampton

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Saul Zaentz    Producer
Anthony Minghella    Screenwriter
Michael Ondaatje    Based on the book "The English Patient"
Bob Weinstein    Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein    Executive Producer
Scott Greenstein    Executive Producer
John Seale    Director of Photography
Stuart Craig    Production Designer
Gabriel Yared    Composer
Ann Roth    Costume Designer
Walter Murch    Supervising Film Editor
Paul Zaentz    Associate Producer
Steve Andrews    Associate Producer
Alessandro Von Normann    Line Producer
Steve Andrews    Assistant Director
Peter Markham    Second Unit Director
Franco Ballati    Unit Production Manager
Lynn Kamern    Unit Production Manager
Aurelio Crugnola    Art Director
Aurelio Crugnola    Set Decorator
Stephenie McMillan    Set Decorator
Remi Adefarasin    Second Unit Photography
Dennis Lowe    Visual Effects Supervisor
Richard Cornway    Special Effects Supervisor
Chris Newman    Recordist
Ivan Sharrock    Recordist
Walter Murch    Re-recording Mixer
David Parker    Re-recording Mixer
Mark Berger    Re-recording Mixer
Pat Jackson    Supervising Sound Editor
Kyrsten Mate Comoglio*    Sound Effects Editor
Douglas S. Murray    Sound Effects Editor
Jennifer L. Ware    Sound Effects Editor
Sara Bolder    Dialogue Editor
John Nutt    Dialogue Editor
Fabrizio Sforza    Makeup
Louise Constad    Makeup (Juliette Binoche/Kristin Scott Thomas)
Alessandra Sampaolo    Makeup
Giusseppe Desiato    Makeup
Antonio Maltempo    Makeup
Giusi Bovino    Hairstylist
Elisabetta De Leonardis    Hairstylist
Robert Randles    Music Editor
Michelle Guish    Casting Director
David Rubin    Casting Director
Franco Salamon    Stunt Coordinator

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/11/15 26 $278,439   10 $27,844   $278,439 1
1996/11/22 8 $2,713,093 +874% 268 $10,123   $3,205,999 2
1996/11/29 7 $5,550,565 +105% 593 $9,360   $9,285,765 3
1996/12/06 7 $2,707,595 -51% 617 $4,388   $13,219,641 4
1996/12/13 10 $1,779,831 -34% 683 $2,606   $16,015,227 5
1996/12/20 13 $1,670,429 -6% 612 $2,729   $18,433,824 6
1996/12/27 14 $2,659,575 +59% 582 $4,570   $22,758,252 7
1997/01/03 11 $2,732,463 +3% 582 $4,695   $28,007,132 8
1997/01/10 14 $2,023,234 -26% 561 $3,606   $31,002,021 9
1997/01/17 14 $2,336,800 +15% 553 $4,226   $34,118,472 10
1997/01/24 13 $1,915,342 -18% 615 $3,114   $36,674,728 11
1997/01/31 14 $1,853,099 -3% 655 $2,829   $39,205,217 12
1997/02/07 8 $2,237,749 +21% 1,042 $2,148   $42,013,561 13
1997/02/14 8 $4,585,551 +105% 1,115 $4,113   $47,738,423 14
1997/02/21 10 $2,823,228 -38% 1,186 $2,380   $51,532,324 15
1997/02/28 13 $2,228,209 -21% 1,144 $1,948   $54,745,722 16
1997/03/07 13 $2,007,254 -10% 1,004 $1,999   $57,548,109 17
1997/03/14 13 $1,901,016 -5% 948 $2,005   $60,317,565 18
1997/03/21 10 $2,015,118 +6% 1,002 $2,011   $63,154,818 19
1997/03/28 8 $3,019,179 +50% 1,409 $2,143   $67,599,231 20
1997/04/04 11 $2,029,724 -33% 1,300 $1,561   $71,058,188 21
1997/04/11 14 $1,270,359 -37% 1,005 $1,264   $73,040,322 22
1997/04/18 16 $813,647 -36% 677 $1,202   $74,330,685 23
1997/04/25 14 $657,697 -19% 516 $1,275   $75,309,422 24
1997/05/02 20 $366,304 -44% 386 $949   $75,883,085 25
1997/05/09 20 $232,986 -36% 315 $740   $76,259,531 26
1997/05/16 20 $220,781 -5% 302 $731   $76,590,995 27
1997/05/23 26 $219,891 n/c 190 $1,157   $76,926,422 28
1997/05/30 31 $110,552 -50% 139 $795   $77,091,214 29
1997/06/06 36 $62,025 -44% 90 $689   $77,208,178 30
1997/06/13 40 $52,586 -15% 90 $584   $77,293,879 31
1997/06/20 45 $41,751 -21% 67 $623   $77,365,904 32
1997/06/27 53 $22,073 -47% 41 $538   $77,410,207 33
1997/07/04 56 $17,527 -21% 31 $565   $77,442,232 34
1997/07/11 20 $184,545 +953% 234 $789   $77,643,975 35
1997/07/18 31 $92,600 -50% 123 $753   $77,851,321 36
1997/07/25 37 $60,824 -34% 83 $733   $77,975,825 37
1997/08/01 49 $31,200 -49% 51 $612   $78,048,088 38
1997/08/15 32 $165,173   318 $519   $78,258,295 40
1997/08/22 41 $87,962 -47% 178 $494   $78,467,151 41
1997/08/29 43 $82,297 -6% 112 $735   $78,601,975 42
1997/09/05 54 $29,260 -64% 122 $240   $78,651,430 43

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1996/11/15 21 $492,906   10 $49,291   $492,906 1
1996/11/22 9 $3,242,294 +558% 268 $12,098   $3,735,200 2
1996/11/29 7 $6,776,846 +109% 593 $11,428   $10,512,046 3
1996/12/06 7 $3,723,350 -45% 617 $6,035   $14,235,396 4
1996/12/13 10 $2,527,999 -32% 683 $3,701   $16,763,395 5
1996/12/20 13 $3,335,282 +32% 612 $5,450   $20,098,677 6
1996/12/27 12 $5,175,992 +55% 582 $8,893   $25,274,669 7
1997/01/03 11 $3,704,118 -28% 582 $6,364   $28,978,787 8
1997/01/10 14 $2,802,885 -24% 561 $4,996   $31,781,672 9
1997/01/17 14 $2,977,714 +6% 553 $5,385   $34,759,386 10
1997/01/24 13 $2,592,732 -13% 615 $4,216   $37,352,118 11
1997/01/31 14 $2,423,694 -7% 655 $3,700   $39,775,812 12
1997/02/07 7 $3,377,060 +39% 1,042 $3,241   $43,152,872 13
1997/02/14 8 $5,556,224 +65% 1,115 $4,983   $48,709,096 14
1997/02/21 10 $3,808,417 -31% 1,186 $3,211   $52,517,513 15
1997/02/28 12 $3,023,342 -21% 1,144 $2,643   $55,540,855 16
1997/03/07 12 $2,875,694 -5% 1,004 $2,864   $58,416,549 17
1997/03/14 11 $2,723,151 -5% 948 $2,873   $61,139,700 18
1997/03/21 9 $3,440,352 +26% 1,002 $3,433   $64,580,052 19
1997/03/28 8 $4,448,412 +29% 1,409 $3,157   $69,028,464 20
1997/04/04 11 $2,741,499 -38% 1,300 $2,109   $71,769,963 21
1997/04/11 13 $1,747,075 -36% 1,005 $1,738   $73,517,038 22
1997/04/18 14 $1,134,687 -35% 677 $1,676   $74,651,725 23
1997/04/25 14 $865,056 -24% 516 $1,676   $75,516,781 24
1997/05/02 17 $509,764 -41% 386 $1,321   $76,026,545 25
1997/05/09 18 $343,669 -33% 315 $1,091   $76,370,214 26
1997/05/16 18 $336,317 -2% 302 $1,114   $76,706,531 27
1997/05/23 26 $274,131 -18% 190 $1,443   $76,980,662 28
1997/05/30 29 $165,491 -40% 139 $1,191   $77,146,153 29
1997/06/06 37 $95,140 -43% 90 $1,057   $77,241,293 30
1997/06/13 43 $82,860 -13% 90 $921   $77,324,153 31
1997/06/20 47 $63,981 -23% 67 $955   $77,388,134 32
1997/06/27 48 $36,571 -43% 41 $892   $77,424,705 33
1997/07/04 47 $34,725 -5% 31 $1,120   $77,459,430 34
1997/07/11 20 $299,291 +762% 234 $1,279   $77,758,721 35
1997/07/18 30 $156,280 -48% 123 $1,271   $77,915,001 36
1997/07/25 36 $101,887 -35% 83 $1,228   $78,016,888 37
1997/08/15 30 $286,067   318 $900   $78,379,189 40
1997/08/22 39 $140,489 -51% 178 $789   $78,519,678 41
1997/08/29 42 $102,492 -27% 112 $915   $78,622,170 42

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 3/15/1997 $0 0 52 67 $162,915 2/21/2018
 
Rest of World $152,830,719
 
International Total$152,993,634 2/21/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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