Amistad

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$44,229,441
Summary Details
DistributorDreamWorks Distribution
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Runtime2 hr 35 min
Opening Weekend$4,573,523
322 theaters
GenresDrama History
Release Date (Wide)Dec 10, 1997 (Dec 26, 1997) - May 14, 1998
Widest Release1,019 theaters
In Release387 days/55 weeks
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Dec 10, 1997Wednesday3$51,307--6$8,551$51,3071
Dec 11, 1997Thursday3$37,036-27.8%-6$6,172$88,3432
Dec 12, 1997Friday1$1,372,543+3,606%-322$4,262$1,460,8863
Dec 13, 1997Saturday1$1,825,681+33%-322$5,669$3,286,5674
Dec 14, 1997Sunday1$1,375,299-24.7%-322$4,271$4,661,8665
Dec 15, 1997Monday1$432,173-68.6%-322$1,342$5,094,0396
Dec 16, 1997Tuesday1$438,960+1.6%-322$1,363$5,532,9997
Dec 17, 1997Wednesday1$428,131-2.5%+734.4%322$1,329$5,961,1308
Dec 18, 1997Thursday1$433,129+1.2%+1,069.5%322$1,345$6,394,2599
Dec 19, 1997Friday3$925,325+113.6%-32.6%480$1,927$7,319,58410
Dec 20, 1997Saturday3$1,343,332+45.2%-26.4%480$2,798$8,662,91611
Dec 21, 1997Sunday3$1,011,679-24.7%-26.4%480$2,107$9,674,59512
Dec 22, 1997Monday3$568,266-43.8%+31.5%480$1,183$10,242,86113
Dec 23, 1997Tuesday3$596,612+5%+35.9%480$1,242$10,839,47314
Dec 24, 1997Wednesday3$487,256-18.3%+13.8%480$1,015$11,326,72915
Dec 25, 1997
Christmas Day
Thursday7$1,265,420+159.7%+192.2%712$1,777$12,592,14916
Dec 26, 1997Friday4$1,831,681+44.7%+98%712$2,572$14,423,83017
Dec 27, 1997Saturday4$1,799,104-1.8%+33.9%712$2,526$16,222,93418
Dec 28, 1997Sunday4$1,545,221-14.1%+52.7%712$2,170$17,768,15519
Dec 29, 1997Monday4$927,605-40%+63.2%712$1,302$18,695,76020
Dec 30, 1997Tuesday4$985,636+6.3%+65.2%712$1,384$19,681,39621
Dec 31, 1997
New Year's Eve
Wednesday4$954,936-3.1%+96%726$1,315$20,636,33222
Jan 1, 1998
New Year's Day
Thursday5$1,600,341+67.6%+26.5%726$2,204$22,236,67323
Jan 2, 1998Friday4$1,629,149+1.8%-11.1%726$2,244$23,865,82224
Jan 3, 1998Saturday4$1,807,765+11%+0.5%726$2,490$25,673,58725
Jan 4, 1998Sunday4$1,040,540-42.4%-32.7%726$1,433$26,714,12726
Jan 5, 1998Monday3$359,896-65.4%-61.2%726$495$27,074,02327
Jan 6, 1998Tuesday3$370,842+3%-62.4%726$510$27,444,86528
Jan 7, 1998Wednesday3$334,470-9.8%-65%726$460$27,779,33529
Jan 8, 1998Thursday3$330,494-1.2%-79.3%726$455$28,109,82930
Jan 9, 1998Friday4$737,222+123.1%-54.7%773$953$28,847,05131
Jan 10, 1998Saturday4$1,299,065+76.2%-28.1%773$1,680$30,146,11632
Jan 11, 1998Sunday4$651,716-49.8%-37.4%773$843$30,797,83233
Jan 12, 1998Monday3$201,994-69%-43.9%773$261$30,999,82634
Jan 13, 1998Tuesday3$249,342+23.4%-32.8%773$322$31,249,16835
Jan 14, 1998Wednesday3$218,522-12.4%-34.7%773$282$31,467,69036
Jan 15, 1998Thursday3$223,618+2.3%-32.3%773$289$31,691,30837
Jan 16, 1998Friday4$659,414+194.9%-10.6%1,001$658$32,350,72238
Jan 17, 1998Saturday4$1,211,221+83.7%-6.8%1,001$1,210$33,561,94339
Jan 18, 1998Sunday4$892,494-26.3%+36.9%1,001$891$34,454,43740
Jan 19, 1998
MLK Day
Monday4$577,902-35.2%+186.1%1,001$577$35,032,33941
Jan 20, 1998Tuesday3$225,227-61%-9.7%1,001$225$35,257,56642
Jan 21, 1998Wednesday3$197,850-12.2%-9.5%1,001$197$35,455,41643
Jan 22, 1998Thursday3$199,293+0.7%-10.9%1,001$199$35,654,70944
Jan 23, 1998Friday3$498,472+150.1%-24.4%1,019$489$36,153,18145
Jan 24, 1998Saturday4$949,264+90.4%-21.6%1,019$931$37,102,44546
Jan 25, 1998Sunday4$312,144-67.1%-65%1,019$306$37,414,58947
Jan 26, 1998Monday3$151,560-51.4%-73.8%1,019$148$37,566,14948
Jan 27, 1998Tuesday3$174,608+15.2%-22.5%1,019$171$37,740,75749
Jan 28, 1998Wednesday3$164,586-5.7%-16.8%1,019$161$37,905,34350
Jan 29, 1998Thursday3$183,184+11.3%-8.1%1,019$179$38,088,52751
Jan 30, 1998Friday3$353,505+93%-29.1%908$389$38,442,03252
Jan 31, 1998Saturday4$666,841+88.6%-29.8%908$734$39,108,87353
Feb 1, 1998Sunday4$363,479-45.5%+16.4%908$400$39,472,35254
Feb 2, 1998Monday3$96,218-73.5%-36.5%908$105$39,568,57055
Feb 3, 1998Tuesday3$122,562+27.4%-29.8%908$134$39,691,13256
Feb 4, 1998Wednesday3$101,501-17.2%-38.3%908$111$39,792,63357
Feb 5, 1998Thursday3$109,300+7.7%-40.3%908$120$39,901,93358
Feb 6, 1998Friday4$246,517+125.5%-30.3%818$301$40,148,45059
Feb 7, 1998Saturday5$455,072+84.6%-31.8%818$556$40,603,52260
Feb 8, 1998Sunday5$257,139-43.5%-29.3%818$314$40,860,66161
Feb 9, 1998Monday4$73,452-71.4%-23.7%818$89$40,934,11362
Feb 10, 1998Tuesday4$81,200+10.5%-33.7%818$99$41,015,31363
Feb 11, 1998Wednesday4$82,946+2.2%-18.3%818$101$41,098,25964
Feb 12, 1998Thursday4$88,796+7.1%-18.8%818$108$41,187,05565
Feb 13, 1998Friday4$143,440+61.5%-41.8%729$196$41,330,49566
Feb 14, 1998Saturday4$349,132+143.4%-23.3%729$478$41,679,62767
Feb 15, 1998Sunday4$211,175-39.5%-17.9%729$289$41,890,80268
Feb 16, 1998
Presidents' Day
Monday5$114,952-45.6%+56.5%729$157$42,005,75469
Feb 17, 1998Tuesday4$65,708-42.8%-19.1%729$90$42,071,46270
Feb 18, 1998Wednesday5$55,633-15.3%-32.9%729$76$42,127,09571
Feb 19, 1998Thursday4$66,647+19.8%-24.9%729$91$42,193,74272
Feb 20, 1998Friday4$106,828+60.3%-25.5%601$177$42,300,57073
Feb 21, 1998Saturday4$196,412+83.9%-43.7%601$326$42,496,98274
Feb 22, 1998Sunday4$109,648-44.2%-48.1%601$182$42,606,63075
Feb 23, 1998Monday4$32,592-70.3%-71.6%601$54$42,639,22276
Feb 24, 1998Tuesday4$38,256+17.4%-41.8%601$63$42,677,47877
Feb 25, 1998Wednesday4$34,898-8.8%-37.3%601$58$42,712,37678
Feb 26, 1998Thursday4$46,717+33.9%-29.9%601$77$42,759,09379
Feb 27, 1998Friday4$65,953+41.2%-38.3%401$164$42,825,04680
Feb 28, 1998Saturday4$112,159+70.1%-42.9%401$279$42,937,20581
Mar 1, 1998Sunday5$74,089-33.9%-32.4%401$184$43,011,29482
Mar 2, 1998Monday4$21,842-70.5%-33%401$54$43,033,13683
Mar 3, 1998Tuesday4$23,880+9.3%-37.6%401$59$43,057,01684
Mar 4, 1998Wednesday4$22,838-4.4%-34.6%401$56$43,079,85485
Mar 5, 1998Thursday4$27,678+21.2%-40.8%401$69$43,107,53286
Mar 6, 1998Friday4$29,536+6.7%-55.2%226$130$43,137,06887
Mar 7, 1998Saturday5$52,975+79.4%-52.8%226$234$43,190,04388
Mar 8, 1998Sunday5$32,039-39.5%-56.8%226$141$43,222,08289
Mar 9, 1998Monday3$10,347-67.7%-52.6%226$45$43,232,42990
Mar 10, 1998Tuesday3$11,482+11%-51.9%226$50$43,243,91191
Mar 11, 1998Wednesday4$10,833-5.7%-52.6%226$47$43,254,74492
Mar 12, 1998Thursday3$11,609+7.2%-58.1%226$51$43,266,35393
Mar 13, 1998Friday3$76,330+557.5%+158.4%570$133$43,342,68394
Mar 14, 1998Saturday3$140,550+84.1%+165.3%570$246$43,483,23395
Mar 15, 1998Sunday3$87,986-37.4%+174.6%570$154$43,571,21996
Mar 16, 1998Monday3$33,139-62.3%+220.3%570$58$43,604,35897
Mar 17, 1998Tuesday3$36,944+11.5%+221.8%570$64$43,641,30298
Mar 18, 1998Wednesday3$41,559+12.5%+283.6%570$72$43,682,86199
Mar 19, 1998Thursday3$39,228-5.6%+237.9%570$68$43,722,089100
Mar 20, 1998Friday4$54,588+39.2%-28.5%426$128$43,776,677101
Mar 21, 1998Saturday4$95,587+75.1%-32%426$224$43,872,264102
Mar 22, 1998Sunday4$63,573-33.5%-27.7%426$149$43,935,837103
Mar 23, 1998Monday4$19,135-69.9%-42.3%426$44$43,954,972104
Mar 24, 1998Tuesday4$29,096+52.1%-21.2%426$68$43,984,068105
Mar 25, 1998Wednesday4$24,435-16%-41.2%426$57$44,008,503106
Mar 26, 1998Thursday4$25,982+6.3%-33.8%426$60$44,034,485107
Mar 27, 1998Friday5$23,671-8.9%-56.6%317$74$44,058,156108
Mar 28, 1998Saturday5$30,146+27.4%-68.5%317$95$44,088,302109
Mar 29, 1998Sunday5$19,502-35.3%-69.3%317$61$44,107,804110
Mar 30, 1998Monday5$9,205-52.8%-51.9%317$29$44,117,009111
Mar 31, 1998Tuesday5$11,545+25.4%-60.3%317$36$44,128,554112
Apr 1, 1998Wednesday5$11,683+1.2%-52.2%317$36$44,140,237113
Apr 2, 1998Thursday5$7,502-35.8%-71.1%317$23$44,147,739114
Apr 3, 1998Friday5$8,900+18.6%-62.4%169$52$44,156,639115
Apr 4, 1998Saturday5$11,230+26.2%-62.7%169$66$44,167,869116
Apr 5, 1998Sunday5$7,525-33%-61.4%169$44$44,175,394117
Apr 6, 1998Monday5$7,937+5.5%-13.8%169$46$44,183,331118
Apr 7, 1998Tuesday5$7,558-4.8%-34.5%169$44$44,190,889119
Apr 8, 1998Wednesday5$9,111+20.5%-22%169$53$44,200,000120
Apr 9, 1998Thursday5$10,632+16.7%+41.7%169$62$44,210,632121
Apr 13, 1998Monday5$1,371--82.7%26$52$44,212,003125
Apr 14, 1998Tuesday5$1,560+13.8%-79.4%26$60$44,213,563126
Apr 15, 1998Wednesday5$1,501-3.8%-83.5%26$57$44,215,064127
Apr 16, 1998Thursday5$1,566+4.3%-85.3%26$60$44,216,630128
Apr 17, 1998Friday6$933-40.4%-8$116$44,217,563129
Apr 18, 1998Saturday6$2,079+122.8%-9$231$44,219,642130
Apr 19, 1998Sunday6$1,655-20.4%-10$165$44,221,297131
Apr 20, 1998Monday6$466-71.8%-66%10$46$44,221,763132
Apr 21, 1998Tuesday6$563+20.8%-63.9%10$56$44,222,326133
Apr 22, 1998Wednesday6$627+11.4%-58.2%10$62$44,222,953134
Apr 23, 1998Thursday6$991+58.1%-36.7%10$99$44,223,944135
Apr 24, 1998Friday6$414-58.2%-55.6%3$138$44,224,358136
Apr 25, 1998Saturday6$420+1.4%-79.8%3$140$44,224,778137
Apr 26, 1998Sunday6$584+39%-64.7%3$194$44,225,362138
Apr 27, 1998Monday6$63-89.2%-86.5%3$21$44,225,425139
Apr 28, 1998Tuesday6$182+188.9%-67.7%3$60$44,225,607140
Apr 29, 1998Wednesday6$114-37.4%-81.8%3$38$44,225,721141
Apr 30, 1998Thursday6$168+47.4%-83%3$56$44,225,889142
May 1, 1998Friday6$268+59.5%-35.3%2$134$44,226,157143
May 2, 1998Saturday6$564+110.4%+34.3%2$282$44,226,721144
May 3, 1998Sunday6$85-84.9%-85.4%2$42$44,226,806145
May 4, 1998Monday6$199+134.1%+215.9%3$66$44,227,005146
May 5, 1998Tuesday6$237+19.1%+30.2%3$79$44,227,242147
May 6, 1998Wednesday6$75-68.4%-34.2%3$25$44,227,317148
May 7, 1998Thursday6$91+21.3%-45.8%3$30$44,227,408149
May 8, 1998Friday7$337+270.3%+25.7%4$84$44,227,745150
May 9, 1998Saturday7$683+102.7%+21.1%4$170$44,228,428151
May 10, 1998Sunday7$313-54.2%+268.2%4$78$44,228,741152
May 11, 1998Monday7$177-43.5%-11.1%4$44$44,228,918153
May 12, 1998Tuesday7$284+60.5%+19.8%4$71$44,229,202154
May 13, 1998Wednesday7$141-50.4%+88%4$35$44,229,343155
May 14, 1998Thursday7$98-30.5%+7.7%4$24$44,229,441156