Isn't She Great

An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top author in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "Valley of the Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann (Bette Midler) meets a successful promoter who becomes her husband. After several failures to place her in commercials and a television quiz show, he hits upon the idea for her to become a writer. In the early 1960s, her books were looked upon as trash and non-printable. But then the sexual revolution hit and an audience was born for her books. The story shows the hidden behind the scenes story of Susann's life, including her autistic son and her continuing bout with cancer that she hid up to her death.


Domestic (98.6%)
Summary Details
DistributorUniversal Pictures
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750 theaters
Running Time1 hr 35 min
GenresBiography Comedy Drama Romance
In Release339 days/48 weeks
Widest Release750 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Jan 28, 2000Friday8$412,465--750$549$412,4651
Jan 29, 2000Saturday8$641,255+55.5%-750$855$1,053,7202
Jan 30, 2000Sunday8$314,985-50.9%-750$419$1,368,7053
Jan 31, 2000Monday8$116,250-63.1%-750$155$1,484,9554
Feb 1, 2000Tuesday8$112,500-3.2%-750$150$1,597,4555
Feb 2, 2000Wednesday8$108,745-3.3%-750$144$1,706,2006
Feb 3, 2000Thursday8$93,825-13.7%-750$125$1,800,0257
Feb 4, 2000Friday8$172,495+83.8%-58.2%750$229$1,972,5208
Feb 5, 2000Saturday8$299,985+73.9%-53.2%750$399$2,272,5059
Feb 6, 2000Sunday10$179,965-40%-42.9%750$239$2,452,47010
Feb 7, 2000Monday9$52,495-70.8%-54.8%750$69$2,504,96511
Feb 8, 2000Tuesday9$56,250+7.2%-50%750$75$2,561,21512
Feb 9, 2000Wednesday9$52,525-6.6%-51.7%750$70$2,613,74013
Feb 10, 2000Thursday8$48,750-7.2%-48%750$65$2,662,49014
Feb 11, 2000Friday9$53,360+9.5%-69.1%368$145$2,715,85015
Feb 12, 2000Saturday9$88,320+65.5%-70.6%368$240$2,804,17016
Feb 13, 2000Sunday9$49,680-43.8%-72.4%368$135$2,853,85017
Feb 14, 2000Monday9$23,920-51.9%-54.4%368$65$2,877,77018
Feb 15, 2000Tuesday9$14,720-38.5%-73.8%368$40$2,892,49019
Feb 16, 2000Wednesday9$14,805+0.6%-71.8%368$40$2,907,29520
Feb 17, 2000Thursday9$14,795<0.1%-69.7%368$40$2,922,09021
Feb 18, 2000Friday12$7,615-48.5%-85.7%95$80$2,929,70522
Feb 19, 2000Saturday12$11,875+55.9%-86.6%95$125$2,941,58023
Feb 20, 2000Sunday12$8,550-28%-82.8%95$90$2,950,13024
Feb 21, 2000
Presidents' Day
Feb 22, 2000Tuesday14$2,850-33.3%-80.6%95$30$2,957,25526
Feb 23, 2000Wednesday14$2,375-16.7%-84%95$25$2,959,63027
Feb 24, 2000Thursday14$2,835+19.4%-80.8%95$29$2,962,46528