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The Horse Whisperer (1998)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $75,383,563Details
International Box Office $111,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $186,883,563
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Synopsis

After her fourteen year old daughter suffers a serious horse riding accident, a high-powered magazine editor goes to Montana to bring the horse to a legendary 'horse whisperer,' a person with a unique gift of being able to cure troubled horses. Romance blossoms between the sophisticated mother and the gentle horseman, leading to wonderful and tragic consequences.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,010 $75,383,563
All Time International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 761 $111,500,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 801 $186,883,563

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 15th, 1998 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a disturbing accident scene
Running Time: 169 minutes
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Keywords: Paralysis / Loss of a Limb, Depression, Animal Lead, Love Triangle, Romance, Dysfunctional Family, Directing Yourself, Infidelity, Workaholic, Voiceover/Narration, Road Trip, Country Mouse, City Mouse, Culture Clash
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,081 $50,425,000 Jun 5, 1998 23
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 89 $14,516,024 May 22, 1998 10
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 76 $27,763,057 May 22, 1998 10
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 72 $17,784,488 May 22, 1998 10
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 57 $34,014,255 May 22, 1998 10

Leading Cast

   Tom Booker
   Annie MacLean

Supporting Cast

Sam Neill    Robert MacLean
Dianne Wiest    Diane Booker
Scarlett Johansson    Grace MacLean
Chris Cooper    Frank Booker
Cherry Jones    Liz Hammond
Ty Hillman    Joe Booker
Catherine Bosworth*    Judith
Austin Schwarz    Twin 1
Dustin Schwarz    Twin 2
Jeanette Nolan    Ellen Booker
Steve Frye    Hank
Don Edwards    Smokey
Jessalyn Gilsig    Lucy
William "Buddy" Byrd*    Lester Petersen
John Hogarty    Local Tracker
Mike La Londe    Park Ranger
C.J. Byrnes    Doctor
Kathy Baldwin Keenen    Nurse
Allison Moorer    Barn Dance Vocalist
George Sack Jr.    Truck Driver
Kelley Sweeney    Nurse 2
Stephen Pearlman    David Gottschalk, V.O.
Joelle Carter    Office Worker 1
Sunny Chae    Office Worker 2
Anne Joyce    Office Worker 3
Tara Sobeck    Schoolgirl 1
Kristy Ann Servidio    Schoolgirl 2
Marie Engle    Neighbor
Curt Pate    Handsome Cowboy
Steven Brian Conard    Ranch Hand
Tammy Pate    Roper
Cliff Fleming    Pilot
Dirk Vahle    Pilot

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Robert Redford    Producer
Patrick Markey    Producer
Eric Roth    Screenwriter
Richard LaGravenese    Screenwriter
Nicholas Evans    Based on the book "The Horse Whisperer"
Rachel Pfeffer    Executive Producer
Robert Richardson    Director of Photography
Jon Hutman    Production Designer
Tom Rolf    Editor
Judy L. Ruskin*    Costume Designer
Joseph Reidy    Co-Producer
Thomas Newman    Composer
Karen Tenkhoff    Associate Producer
Joseph Reidy    Assistant Director
Amy Herman    Unit Production Manager
W. Steven Graham    Supervising Art Director
Hilton Rosemarin    Set Decorator
Gretchen Rau    Set Decorator
Freeman Davies    Editor
Hank Corwin    Editor
Tod A. Maitland    Production Sound Mixer
Tom Johnson    Re-recording Mixer
Lora Hirschberg    Re-recording Mixer
Dennis Sands    Re-recording Mixer
Richard Hymns    Supervising Sound Editor
Frank Eulner    Supervising Sound Editor
Sara Bolder    Sound Editor
Ewa Sztompke-Oatfield*    Sound Editor
Claire Sanfilippo    Sound Editor
David C. Hughes    Sound Effects Editor
Larry Oatfield    Sound Effects Editor
Ken Fischer    Sound Effects Editor
Shannon Mills    Sound Effects Editor
Gary Rydstrom    Sound Designer
Steve Boeddeker    Sound Designer
Gary Liddiard    Key Makeup
Bunny Parker    Head Hairstylisy
Allison Moorer    Song "A Soft Place to Fall" words and music
Gwil Owen    Song "A Soft Place to Fall" words and music
Ellen Chenoweth    Casting Director
Gretchen Rennell Court*    Casting Director
Gary Combs    Stunt Coordinator
Mickey Gilbert    Stunt Coordinator (Accidents)

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 3rd, 2012

July 4th, 2012

After a run of several good weeks, it is a complete disaster on the home market this week. The best selling first run release will be... nothing. This is because there is no first run release coming out this week. According to Amazon.com, the best selling new release of the week is Midsomer Murders: Set 20, while the top ten is dominated by limited releases and Blu-ray catalogue titles. This makes choosing a Pick of the Week difficult, because there are so few prime releases. Rocko's Modern Life: Season Three is on the short list for contenders, as is The Hunter on Blu-ray. But in the end, I went with God Bless America on either DVD or Blu-ray. It's a great movie and there's a surprising number of extras on the DVD. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Horse Whisperer

July 2nd, 2012

The Horse Whisperer came out early in the summer of 1998 and there were high hopes for the film. It was directed by Robert Redford, who had recently made A River Runs Through It and Quiz Show, both of which were nominated for a few Oscars, A River Runs Through It even won for Best Cinematography. It was also the first time Robert Redford would star in a movie he directed and some thought that he might finally win an Oscar for acting to go with his one for directing. However, the film earned good reviews, but not Oscar-worthy reviews like many were expecting. Now nearly 15 years later, the movie is coming out on Blu-ray. Is it worth checking out for those who missed the film the first time around? Is it worth upgrading for those who own the DVD? More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/05/15 2 $13,685,488   2,039 $6,712   $13,685,488 1
1998/05/22 3 $14,516,024 +6% 2,049 $7,084   $33,097,956 2
1998/05/29 4 $7,338,090 -49% 2,189 $3,352   $43,414,451 3
1998/06/05 6 $5,248,338 -28% 2,362 $2,222   $51,823,567 4
1998/06/12 8 $3,948,234 -25% 2,286 $1,727   $58,395,949 5
1998/06/19 10 $2,576,416 -35% 1,852 $1,391   $63,064,187 6
1998/06/26 10 $1,885,386 -27% 1,419 $1,329   $66,532,043 7
1998/07/03 10 $1,341,274 -29% 1,048 $1,280   $68,946,418 8
1998/07/10 14 $832,256 -38% 670 $1,242   $70,617,622 9
1998/07/17 17 $547,928 -34% 493 $1,111   $71,622,529 10
1998/07/24 21 $348,201 -36% 361 $965   $72,270,798 11
1998/07/31 20 $394,264 +13% 418 $943   $72,842,570 12
1998/08/07 22 $444,261 +13% 527 $843   $73,537,519 13
1998/08/14 25 $321,239 -28% 455 $706   $74,124,424 14
1998/08/21 31 $227,813 -29% 337 $676   $74,506,257 15
1998/08/28 41 $151,793 -33% 215 $706   $74,766,362 16
1998/09/04 40 $142,786 -6% 159 $898   $74,956,940 17
1998/09/11 41 $85,173 -40% 161 $529   $75,072,005 18
1998/09/18 46 $69,691 -18% 133 $524   $75,181,361 19
1998/09/25 53 $49,996 -28% 0     $75,265,390 20
1998/10/09 59 $34,361   0     $75,370,763 22

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1998/05/15 1 $4,400,000   2,039 $2,158   $4,400,000 1
1998/05/16 2 $5,615,000 +28% 2,039 $2,754   $10,015,000 2
1998/05/17 2 $3,613,000 -36% 2,039 $1,772   $13,685,000 3
1998/05/18 2 $1,236,731 -66% 2,039 $607   $14,922,219 4
1998/05/19 3 $1,217,112 -2% 2,039 $597   $16,139,331 5
1998/05/20 2 $1,173,339 -4% 2,039 $575   $17,312,670 6
1998/05/21 3 $1,269,262 +8% 2,039 $622   $18,581,932 7
1998/05/22 3 $2,850,068 +125% 2,049 $1,391   $21,432,000 8
1998/05/23 3 $4,320,000 +52% 2,049 $2,108   $25,752,000 9
1998/05/24 3 $4,000,000 -7% 2,049 $1,952   $29,752,000 10
1998/05/25 3 $3,268,464 -18% 2,049 $1,595   $33,097,956 11
1998/05/26 3 $1,018,797 -69% 2,049 $497   $34,116,753 12
1998/05/27 2 $963,354 -5% 2,049 $470   $35,080,107 13
1998/05/28 2 $995,000 +3% 2,049 $486   $36,075,000 14
1998/05/29 4 $2,075,000 +109% 2,189 $948   $38,151,000 15
1998/05/30 4 $3,360,000 +62% 2,189 $1,535   $41,511,000 16
1998/05/31 4 $1,945,000 -42% 2,189 $889   $43,414,000 17
1998/06/01 4 $693,204 -64% 2,189 $317   $44,107,655 18
1998/06/02 4 $839,758 +21% 2,189 $384   $44,947,413 19
1998/06/03 3 $775,040 -8% 2,189 $354   $45,722,453 20
1998/06/04 4 $852,776 +10% 2,189 $390   $46,575,229 21
1998/06/05 6 $1,445,000 +69% 2,362 $612   $48,020,000 22
1998/06/06 6 $2,405,000 +66% 2,362 $1,018   $50,425,000 23
1998/06/07 6 $1,390,000 -42% 2,362 $588   $51,824,000 24
1998/06/08 5 $591,408 -57% 2,362 $250   $52,414,976 25
1998/06/09 5 $712,311 +20% 2,362 $302   $53,127,286 26
1998/06/10 5 $619,512 -13% 2,362 $262   $53,746,798 27
1998/06/11 5 $700,917 +13% 2,362 $297   $54,447,715 28
1998/06/12 9 $1,035,285 +48% 2,286 $453   $55,483,000 29
1998/06/13 8 $1,740,000 +68% 2,286 $761   $57,223,000 30
1998/06/14 7 $1,079,000 -38% 2,286 $472   $58,396,000 31
1998/06/15 8 $479,981 -56% 2,286 $210   $58,875,930 32
1998/06/16 7 $559,582 +17% 2,286 $245   $59,435,512 33
1998/06/17 8 $523,792 -6% 2,286 $229   $59,959,304 34
1998/06/18 7 $528,467 +1% 2,286 $231   $60,487,771 35
1998/06/19 10 $730,229 +38% 1,852 $394   $61,218,000 36
1998/06/20 10 $1,040,000 +42% 1,852 $562   $62,258,000 37
1998/06/21 9 $681,000 -35% 1,852 $368   $63,064,000 38
1998/06/22 9 $342,679 -50% 1,852 $185   $63,406,866 39
1998/06/23 9 $417,265 +22% 1,852 $225   $63,824,131 40
1998/06/24 9 $406,454 -3% 1,852 $219   $64,230,585 41
1998/06/25 8 $416,072 +2% 1,852 $225   $64,646,657 42
1998/06/26 10 $560,000 +35% 1,419 $395   $65,217,000 43
1998/06/27 9 $835,000 +49% 1,419 $588   $66,052,000 44
1998/06/28 10 $515,000 -38% 1,419 $363   $66,532,000 45
1998/06/29 10 $258,857 -50% 1,419 $182   $66,790,857 46
1998/06/30 10 $321,837 +24% 1,419 $227   $67,112,737 47
1998/07/01 10 $218,911 -32% 1,151 $190   $67,336,648 48
1998/07/02 10 $280,000 +28% 1,151 $243   $67,627,000 49
1998/07/03 10 $475,000 +70% 1,048 $453   $68,102,000 50
1998/07/04 9 $441,000 -7% 1,048 $421   $68,543,000 51
1998/07/05 10 $403,000 -9% 1,048 $385   $68,946,000 52
1998/07/07 10 $217,492   1,048 $208   $69,350,461 54
1998/07/08 10 $222,174 +2% 1,048 $212   $69,572,635 55
1998/07/09 10 $212,731 -4% 1,048 $203   $69,785,366 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1998/05/15 2 $18,581,932   2,039 $9,113   $18,581,932 1
1998/05/22 3 $17,494,429 -6% 2,049 $8,538   $36,076,361 2
1998/05/29 4 $10,498,868 -40% 2,189 $4,796   $46,575,229 3
1998/06/05 6 $7,872,486 -25% 2,362 $3,333   $54,447,715 4
1998/06/12 8 $6,040,056 -23% 2,286 $2,642   $60,487,771 5
1998/06/19 9 $4,158,886 -31% 1,852 $2,246   $64,646,657 6
1998/06/26 10 $2,958,487 -29% 1,419 $2,085   $67,605,144 7
1998/07/03 10 $2,180,222 -26% 1,048 $2,080   $69,785,366 8
1998/07/10 14 $1,289,235 -41% 670 $1,924   $71,074,601 9
1998/07/17 17 $847,996 -34% 493 $1,720   $71,922,597 10
1998/07/24 21 $525,709 -38% 361 $1,456   $72,448,306 11
1998/07/31 18 $644,952 +23% 418 $1,543   $73,093,258 12
1998/08/07 22 $709,927 +10% 527 $1,347   $73,803,185 13
1998/08/14 27 $475,259 -33% 455 $1,045   $74,278,444 14
1998/08/21 31 $336,125 -29% 337 $997   $74,614,569 15
1998/08/28 39 $199,585 -41% 215 $928   $74,814,154 16
1998/09/04 40 $172,678 -13% 159 $1,086   $74,986,832 17
1998/09/11 45 $124,838 -28% 161 $775   $75,111,670 18
1998/09/18 46 $103,724 -17% 133 $780   $75,215,394 19

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records



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