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The Princess Bride (1987)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,857,000Details
International Box Office $1,487Details
Worldwide Box Office $30,858,487
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,625 $30,857,000
All Time International Box Office (Rank 12,401-12,500) 12,485 $1,487
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,501-3,600) 3,581 $30,858,487

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 25th, 1987 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: October 20th, 2017 (Wide), released as The Princess Bride (30th Anniversary) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: July 18th, 2000 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 98 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Goonies
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Keywords: Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, Prince/Princess, Pirates, Missing Person, Romance, False Identity, Rescue, Dream Sequence, Swashbuckler, Secret Identity, Revenge, Suicide, Sword & Sorcerer, Albino, Arranged Marriage, Voiceover/Narration, Kidnap, Unnamed Character
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Columbus Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 136 $10,277,968 Oct 9, 1987 17

Supporting Cast

Christopher Guest    Count Rugen


Peter Cook    The Impressive Clergyman
Mel Smith    The Albino
Wallace Shawn    Vizzini
Carol Kane    Valerie
Andre the Giant    Fezzik
Billy Crystal    Miracle Max
Fred Savage    The Grandson
Cary Elwes    Westley
Anne Dyson    The Queen
Robin Wright    Buttercup
Mandy Patinkin    Inigo Montoya
Margery Mason    The Ancient Booer
Peter Falk    Grandpa
Chris Sarandon    Prince Humperdinck

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

Production and Technical Credits

Janet Hirshenson    Casting Director
Jane Jenkins    Casting Director

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

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 15th, 2012

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and we are getting to the crunch time for gift shopping. After checking out first run releases and franchise box sets in Part I and TV on DVD releases in Part II, this week we look at limited releases, classics, and foreign films. Some are pretty obvious choices, as we had a few limited releases that broke into the mainstream during their theatrical releases, but there are also a few more films that slipped beneath the radar the last time around. The biggest of these is... More...

Contest: Reach for the Top

December 14th, 2012

There are a lot of wide releases coming out next week, but only two of them are opening on the Friday. These two films are This is 40 and Jack Reacher. Both films have roughly the same box office potential, but Jack Reacher should start faster due its genre, and as such, it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Jack Reacher. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of The Princess Bride on Blu-ray. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Patton on Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 30th, 2012

October 30th, 2012

It's not a great week on the home market. The best first run release is The Campaign, but while the movie is good, the DVD and the Blu-ray Combo Pack don't have enough extras. There are a few limited releases that piqued my interested as far as Pick of the Week was concerned. Safety Not Guaranteed on DVD or Blu-ray, Ruby Sparks on DVD or Blu-ray, and Polisse on DVD were all contenders. However, in the end I went with Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection. The Blu-ray box set is awesome. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Princess Bride

October 25th, 2012

The 25th Anniversary Edition of The Princess Bride came out on Blu-ray at the beginning of the month, and since then three more versions have been released. I'm joking, but I do have a point. This film has been released on the home market more times than I can remember. It's not even the first time it has been released on Blu-ray. So is this edition worth picking up if you didn't grab it the first time? Is it worth the upgrade? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 2nd, 2012

October 2nd, 2012

It's the first week of the month and there is a wide variety of releases worth checking out, but not exactly a strong selection of best sellers. The biggest first-run release is Dark Shadows and while I'm looking forward to possibly reviewing the Blu-ray Combo Pack, I don't think it will be a huge hit. New Girl: Season One and The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray look great, but I'm waiting for the screeners to make final decisions. I won't get a chance to review Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection, but it is a contender for Pick of the Week. The winner of that honor is Cinderella Blu-ray, which is a classic, even if it is a little old-fashioned. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/09/25 29 $206,243   9 $22,916   $206,243 1
1987/10/02 25 $204,198 -1% 9 $22,689   $500,847 2
1987/10/09 3 $4,480,140 +2,094% 622 $7,203   $5,065,954 3
1987/10/16 3 $3,632,285 -19% 623 $5,830   $9,407,905 4
1987/10/23 4 $3,264,935 -10% 788 $4,143   $13,566,422 5
1987/10/30 7 $2,044,170 -37% 787 $2,597   $16,345,242 6
1987/11/06 11 $1,914,379 -6% 693 $2,762   $18,931,395 7
1987/11/13 9 $1,638,474 -14% 732 $2,238   $21,277,649 8
1987/11/20 11 $1,164,538 -29% 786 $1,482   $22,856,506 9
1987/12/11 15 $369,322   627 $589   $26,123,281 12

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1987/09/25 26 $296,649   9 $32,961   $296,649 1
1987/10/02 7 $289,165 -3% 9 $32,129   $585,814 2
1987/10/09 3 $5,189,806 +1,695% 622 $8,344   $5,775,620 3
1987/10/16 3 $4,525,867 -13% 623 $7,265   $10,301,487 4
1987/10/23 4 $3,999,585 -12% 788 $5,076   $14,301,072 5
1987/10/30 7 $2,715,944 -32% 787 $3,451   $17,017,016 6
1987/11/06 7 $2,622,159 -3% 693 $3,784   $19,639,175 7
1987/11/13 7 $2,052,793 -22% 732 $2,804   $21,691,968 8

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 10/20/2017 $1,487 1 1 1 $1,487 10/25/2017
International Total$1,487 10/25/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/18/20072762,064 62,064$850,984$850,984383
1/13/20082856,385 834,598$546,884$8,682,176391
2/10/20082930,564 945,511$346,596$9,940,074395
2/17/20082844,481+46% 989,992$443,605$10,383,679396
2/14/20102547,083 1,533,328$234,944$15,876,710500
6/23/20132916,616 3,670,388$95,444$39,704,904675
11/17/20132713,637 3,911,185$76,452$41,105,537696
7/6/20142819,105 4,146,383$99,682$42,702,914729
8/3/20142414,916 4,191,632$75,909$42,934,650733
8/10/20143015,179+2% 4,206,811$77,472$43,012,122734
9/28/20142615,284 4,272,933$77,404$43,352,933741
10/12/20143017,861 4,292,355$82,743$43,443,544743
10/19/20142911,272-37% 4,303,627$56,380$43,499,925744
11/30/201418149,470 4,523,478$580,497$44,471,308750
12/21/20143059,489 4,643,193$332,198$45,103,973753
12/28/20142754,634-8% 4,697,827$239,324$45,343,297754
3/22/20152813,885 4,870,725$57,503$46,190,921766
4/5/20153029,166 4,910,313$120,975$46,360,643768
4/12/20152427,536-6% 4,937,849$138,611$46,499,254769
5/24/2015228,821 5,005,467$44,176$46,830,734775
6/14/20152813,952 5,036,322$70,300$46,984,311778
2/28/20163010,411 5,323,771$53,833$48,783,729815
1/8/20173010,026 5,539,752$46,320$49,860,436860
3/12/2017278,501 5,607,462$37,543$50,224,714869
6/25/2017239,745 5,705,707$40,958$50,647,752884
7/9/2017299,675 5,719,172$41,500$50,706,102886
7/23/20172110,674 5,734,592$45,960$50,772,460888
8/27/2017298,203 5,763,776$38,375$50,899,405893

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/14/2012207,997 176,308$146,747$3,017,780639

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