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Free Willy (1993)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $77,698,625Details
International Box Office $76,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $153,698,625
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 16th, 1993 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: November 19th, 1997 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild language.
Running Time: 112 minutes
Franchise: Free Willy
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Keywords: Animal Lead
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Regency Enterprises, Canal Plus, Warner Bros., Alcor Films, Donners' Company, Shuler
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 260 $6,550,284 Sep 3, 1993 52
Fastest to $50m 1,202 $52,968,044 Aug 13, 1993 31

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Michael Madsen    Glen Greenwood
Mykelti Williamson    Dwight Mercer
Michael Ironside    Dial
Danielle Harris    Gwenie
Lori Petty    Rae Lindley
Jason James Richter    Jesse

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Basil Poledouris    Composer
Lauren Schuler-Donner*    Producer
Tim Chau    Sound Designer
Tim Chau    Supervising Sound Editor

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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1993/07/16 5 $7,868,829   1,476 $5,331   $7,868,829 1
1993/07/23 4 $8,645,619 +10% 1,937 $4,463   $22,646,500 2
1993/07/30 4 $7,059,377 -18% 1,937 $3,644   $35,367,118 3
1993/08/06 4 $5,440,156 -23% 1,847 $2,945   $45,341,752 4
1993/08/13 8 $4,008,006 -26% 1,820 $2,202   $52,968,044 5
1993/08/20 7 $3,090,048 -23% 1,715 $1,802   $58,997,943 6
1993/08/27 9 $2,262,828 -27% 1,505 $1,504   $63,049,487 7
1993/09/03 9 $3,023,208 +34% 1,551 $1,949   $67,149,001 8

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1993/07/16 4 $14,000,881   1,476 $9,486   $14,000,881 1
1993/07/23 4 $14,306,860 +2% 1,937 $7,386   $28,307,741 2
1993/07/30 3 $11,593,855 -19% 1,937 $5,985   $39,901,596 3
1993/08/06 3 $9,058,442 -22% 1,847 $4,904   $48,960,038 4
1993/08/13 5 $6,947,857 -23% 1,820 $3,818   $55,907,895 5
1993/08/20 6 $4,878,764 -30% 1,715 $2,845   $60,786,659 6
1993/08/27 9 $3,339,134 -32% 1,505 $2,219   $64,125,793 7

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/10/20103043,548 43,548$434,609$434,609634
1/17/20102647,760+10% 91,308$0$434,609635
2/28/20102848,696 171,309$267,341$701,950641
3/14/20102629,172 230,227$426,203$1,573,748643
3/28/20102544,675 298,001$574,074$2,459,427645

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