As Good as It Gets

A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.

Grosses

Domestic (47.3%)
$148,478,011
Summary Details
DistributorSony Pictures Releasing
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Opening$12,606,928
1,572 theaters
Budget$50,000,000
Release Date (Wide)Dec 23, 1997 (Dec 25, 1997)
MPAAPG-13
Running Time2 hr 19 min
GenresComedy Drama Romance
In Release374 days/53 weeks
Widest Release1,837 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Dec 23, 1997Tuesday4$69,189--13$5,322$69,1891
Dec 24, 1997Wednesday4$77,695+12.3%-13$5,976$146,8842
Dec 25, 1997
Christmas Day
Thursday3$3,411,077+4,290.3%-1,572$2,169$3,557,9613
Dec 26, 1997Friday2$4,491,316+31.7%-1,572$2,857$8,049,2774
Dec 27, 1997Saturday2$4,520,530+0.7%-1,572$2,875$12,569,8075
Dec 28, 1997Sunday2$3,595,082-20.5%-1,572$2,286$16,164,8896
Dec 29, 1997Monday2$2,322,975-35.4%-1,572$1,477$18,487,8647
Dec 30, 1997Tuesday2$2,525,719+8.7%+3,550.5%1,572$1,606$21,013,5838
Dec 31, 1997
New Year's Eve
Wednesday2$3,380,886+33.9%+4,251.5%1,572$2,150$24,394,4699
Jan 1, 1998
New Year's Day
Thursday3$4,110,481+21.6%+20.5%1,572$2,614$28,504,95010
Jan 2, 1998Friday2$4,381,037+6.6%-2.5%1,579$2,774$32,885,98711
Jan 3, 1998Saturday2$4,935,240+12.7%+9.2%1,579$3,125$37,821,22712
Jan 4, 1998Sunday2$2,901,430-41.2%-19.3%1,579$1,837$40,722,65713
Jan 5, 1998Monday2$1,004,644-65.4%-56.8%1,579$636$41,727,30114
Jan 6, 1998Tuesday2$1,160,147+15.5%-54.1%1,579$734$42,887,44815
Jan 7, 1998Wednesday2$1,072,381-7.6%-68.3%1,579$679$43,959,82916
Jan 8, 1998Thursday2$1,076,806+0.4%-73.8%1,579$681$45,036,63517
Jan 9, 1998Friday2$2,664,235+147.4%-39.2%1,632$1,632$47,700,87018
Jan 10, 1998Saturday2$4,303,272+61.5%-12.8%1,632$2,636$52,004,14219
Jan 11, 1998Sunday2$2,045,332-52.5%-29.5%1,632$1,253$54,049,47420
Jan 12, 1998Monday2$613,566-70%-38.9%1,632$375$54,663,04021
Jan 13, 1998Tuesday2$773,750+26.1%-33.3%1,632$474$55,436,79022
Jan 14, 1998Wednesday2$681,372-11.9%-36.5%1,632$417$56,118,16223
Jan 15, 1998Thursday2$684,165+0.4%-36.5%1,632$419$56,802,32724
Jan 16, 1998Friday2$2,106,097+207.8%-20.9%1,753$1,201$58,908,42425
Jan 17, 1998Saturday2$3,622,643+72%-15.8%1,753$2,066$62,531,06726
Jan 18, 1998Sunday2$2,559,397-29.4%+25.1%1,753$1,460$65,090,46427
Jan 19, 1998
MLK Day
Monday2$1,740,783-32%+183.7%1,753$993$66,831,24728
Jan 20, 1998Tuesday2$841,877-51.6%+8.8%1,753$480$67,673,12429
Jan 21, 1998Wednesday2$708,061-15.9%+3.9%1,753$403$68,381,18530
Jan 22, 1998Thursday2$722,850+2.1%+5.7%1,753$412$69,104,03531
Jan 23, 1998Friday2$2,212,333+206.1%+5%1,763$1,254$71,316,36832
Jan 24, 1998Saturday2$3,972,465+79.6%+9.7%1,763$2,253$75,288,83333
Jan 25, 1998Sunday2$1,335,142-66.4%-47.8%1,763$757$76,623,97534
Jan 26, 1998Monday2$537,672-59.7%-69.1%1,763$304$77,161,64735
Jan 27, 1998Tuesday2$616,433+14.6%-26.8%1,763$349$77,778,08036
Jan 28, 1998Wednesday2$579,427-6%-18.2%1,763$328$78,357,50737
Jan 29, 1998Thursday2$604,809+4.4%-16.3%1,763$343$78,962,31638
Jan 30, 1998Friday2$1,747,812+189%-21%1,778$983$80,710,12839
Jan 31, 1998Saturday2$3,208,109+83.6%-19.2%1,778$1,804$83,918,23740
Feb 1, 1998Sunday2$1,653,779-48.5%+23.9%1,778$930$85,572,01641
Feb 2, 1998Monday2$375,346-77.3%-30.2%1,778$211$85,947,36242
Feb 3, 1998Tuesday2$502,944+34%-18.4%1,778$282$86,450,30643
Feb 4, 1998Wednesday2$405,785-19.3%-30%1,778$228$86,856,09144
Feb 5, 1998Thursday2$398,910-1.7%-34%1,778$224$87,255,00145
Feb 6, 1998Friday3$1,272,424+219%-27.2%1,795$708$88,527,42546
Feb 7, 1998Saturday3$2,462,777+93.6%-23.2%1,795$1,372$90,990,20247
Feb 8, 1998Sunday3$1,294,195-47.4%-21.7%1,795$721$92,284,39748
Feb 9, 1998Monday3$353,223-72.7%-5.9%1,795$196$92,637,62049
Feb 10, 1998Tuesday3$477,273+35.1%-5.1%1,795$265$93,114,89350
Feb 11, 1998Wednesday2$504,348+5.7%+24.3%1,795$280$93,619,24151
Feb 12, 1998Thursday2$566,550+12.3%+42%1,795$315$94,185,79152
Feb 13, 1998Friday2$1,347,913+137.9%+5.9%1,801$748$95,533,70453
Feb 14, 1998Saturday2$3,203,990+137.7%+30.1%1,801$1,779$98,737,69454
Feb 15, 1998Sunday2$1,883,947-41.2%+45.6%1,801$1,046$100,621,64155
Feb 16, 1998
Presidents' Day
Monday2$992,850-47.3%+181.1%1,801$551$101,614,49156
Feb 17, 1998Tuesday2$457,955-53.9%-4%1,801$254$102,072,44657
Feb 18, 1998Wednesday2$387,663-15.3%-23.1%1,801$215$102,460,10958
Feb 19, 1998Thursday2$441,843+14%-22%1,801$245$102,901,95259
Feb 20, 1998Friday2$1,139,750+158%-15.4%1,837$620$104,041,70260
Feb 21, 1998Saturday2$2,270,382+99.2%-29.1%1,837$1,235$106,312,08461
Feb 22, 1998Sunday2$1,198,768-47.2%-36.4%1,837$652$107,510,85262
Feb 23, 1998Monday2$302,310-74.8%-69.6%1,837$164$107,813,16263
Feb 24, 1998Tuesday2$363,447+20.2%-20.6%1,837$197$108,176,60964
Feb 25, 1998Wednesday2$291,242-19.9%-24.9%1,837$158$108,467,85165
Feb 26, 1998Thursday2$326,117+12%-26.2%1,837$177$108,793,96866
Feb 27, 1998Friday2$1,026,305+214.7%-10%1,831$560$109,820,27367
Feb 28, 1998Saturday2$1,986,927+93.6%-12.5%1,831$1,085$111,807,20068
Mar 1, 1998Sunday2$1,045,118-47.4%-12.8%1,831$570$112,852,31869
Mar 2, 1998Monday2$251,461-75.9%-16.8%1,831$137$113,103,77970
Mar 3, 1998Tuesday2$323,508+28.7%-11%1,831$176$113,427,28771
Mar 4, 1998Wednesday2$282,034-12.8%-3.2%1,831$154$113,709,32172
Mar 5, 1998Thursday2$301,731+7%-7.5%1,831$164$114,011,05273
Mar 6, 1998Friday2$828,441+174.6%-19.3%1,788$463$114,839,49374
Mar 7, 1998Saturday2$1,575,694+90.2%-20.7%1,788$881$116,415,18775
Mar 8, 1998Sunday2$816,215-48.2%-21.9%1,788$456$117,231,40276
Mar 9, 1998Monday2$251,439-69.2%<0.1%1,788$140$117,482,84177
Mar 10, 1998Tuesday2$312,833+24.4%-3.3%1,788$174$117,795,67478
Mar 11, 1998Wednesday2$268,238-14.3%-4.9%1,788$150$118,063,91279
Mar 12, 1998Thursday2$292,076+8.9%-3.2%1,788$163$118,355,98880
Mar 13, 1998Friday2$780,091+167.1%-5.8%1,710$456$119,136,07981
Mar 14, 1998Saturday2$1,467,165+88.1%-6.9%1,710$857$120,603,24482
Mar 15, 1998Sunday2$803,916-45.2%-1.5%1,710$470$121,407,16083
Mar 16, 1998Monday2$237,694-70.4%-5.5%1,710$139$121,644,85484
Mar 17, 1998Tuesday2$278,757+17.3%-10.9%1,710$163$121,923,61185
Mar 18, 1998Wednesday2$295,206+5.9%+10.1%1,710$172$122,218,81786
Mar 19, 1998Thursday2$324,187+9.8%+11%1,710$189$122,543,00487
Mar 20, 1998Friday3$813,467+150.9%+4.3%1,604$507$123,356,47188
Mar 21, 1998Saturday3$1,514,675+86.2%+3.2%1,604$944$124,871,14689
Mar 22, 1998Sunday3$931,981-38.5%+15.9%1,604$581$125,803,12790
Mar 23, 1998Monday3$202,477-78.3%-14.8%1,604$126$126,005,60491
Mar 24, 1998Tuesday3$515,220+154.5%+84.8%1,604$321$126,520,82492
Mar 25, 1998Wednesday3$491,201-4.7%+66.4%1,604$306$127,012,02593
Mar 26, 1998Thursday3$471,657-4%+45.5%1,604$294$127,483,68294
Mar 27, 1998Friday3$1,310,986+178%+61.2%1,564$838$128,794,66895
Mar 28, 1998Saturday3$1,973,296+50.5%+30.3%1,564$1,261$130,767,96496
Mar 29, 1998Sunday3$1,018,216-48.4%+9.3%1,564$651$131,786,18097
Mar 30, 1998Monday3$263,558-74.1%+30.2%1,564$168$132,049,73898
Mar 31, 1998Tuesday3$352,259+33.7%-31.6%1,564$225$132,401,99799
Apr 1, 1998Wednesday3$327,820-6.9%-33.3%1,564$209$132,729,817100
Apr 2, 1998Thursday3$321,263-2%-31.9%1,564$205$133,051,080101
Apr 3, 1998Friday3$943,198+193.6%-28.1%1,556$606$133,994,278102
Apr 4, 1998Saturday3$1,643,050+74.2%-16.7%1,556$1,055$135,637,328103
Apr 5, 1998Sunday3$744,183-54.7%-26.9%1,556$478$136,381,511104
Apr 6, 1998Monday3$244,323-67.2%-7.3%1,556$157$136,625,834105
Apr 7, 1998Tuesday3$294,667+20.6%-16.3%1,556$189$136,920,501106
Apr 8, 1998Wednesday3$290,408-1.4%-11.4%1,556$186$137,210,909107
Apr 9, 1998Thursday3$354,400+22%+10.3%1,556$227$137,565,309108
Apr 10, 1998Friday3$721,670+103.6%-23.5%1,414$510$138,286,979109
Apr 11, 1998Saturday3$856,622+18.7%-47.9%1,414$605$139,143,601110
Apr 12, 1998
Easter Sunday
Sunday3$477,998-44.2%-35.8%1,414$338$139,621,599111
Apr 13, 1998Monday3$212,163-55.6%-13.2%1,414$150$139,833,762112
Apr 14, 1998Tuesday2$230,441+8.6%-21.8%1,414$162$140,064,203113
Apr 15, 1998Wednesday2$227,858-1.1%-21.5%1,414$161$140,292,061114
Apr 16, 1998Thursday3$214,712-5.8%-39.4%1,414$151$140,506,773115
Apr 17, 1998Friday3$466,292+117.2%-35.4%1,205$386$140,973,065116
Apr 18, 1998Saturday4$732,890+57.2%-14.4%1,205$608$141,705,955117
Apr 19, 1998Sunday4$358,843-51%-24.9%1,205$297$142,064,798118
Apr 20, 1998Monday3$105,799-70.5%-50.1%1,205$87$142,170,597119
Apr 21, 1998Tuesday3$120,681+14.1%-47.6%1,205$100$142,291,278120
Apr 22, 1998Wednesday3$101,953-15.5%-55.3%1,205$84$142,393,231121
Apr 23, 1998Thursday3$109,420+7.3%-49%1,205$90$142,502,651122
Apr 24, 1998Friday3$287,363+162.6%-38.4%1,051$273$142,790,014123
Apr 25, 1998Saturday3$532,673+85.4%-27.3%1,051$506$143,322,687124
Apr 26, 1998Sunday3$234,297-56%-34.7%1,051$222$143,556,984125
Apr 27, 1998Monday3$67,005-71.4%-36.7%1,051$63$143,623,989126
Apr 28, 1998Tuesday3$94,066+40.4%-22.1%1,051$89$143,718,055127
Apr 29, 1998Wednesday3$82,799-12%-18.8%1,051$78$143,800,854128
Apr 30, 1998Thursday3$77,747-6.1%-28.9%1,051$73$143,878,601129
May 1, 1998Friday3$235,032+202.3%-18.2%1,205$195$144,113,633130
May 2, 1998Saturday3$431,980+83.8%-18.9%1,205$358$144,545,613131
May 3, 1998Sunday3$205,638-52.4%-12.2%1,205$170$144,751,251132
May 4, 1998Monday3$56,761-72.4%-15.3%1,205$47$144,808,012133
May 5, 1998Tuesday3$74,365+31%-20.9%1,205$61$144,882,377134
May 6, 1998Wednesday3$64,395-13.4%-22.2%1,205$53$144,946,772135
May 7, 1998Thursday3$61,041-5.2%-21.5%1,205$50$145,007,813136
May 8, 1998Friday4$155,298+154.4%-33.9%1,006$154$145,163,111137
May 9, 1998Saturday4$251,185+61.7%-41.9%1,006$249$145,414,296138
May 10, 1998Sunday4$153,832-38.8%-25.2%1,006$152$145,568,128139
May 11, 1998Monday4$46,386-69.8%-18.3%1,006$46$145,614,514140
May 12, 1998Tuesday4$53,519+15.4%-28%1,006$53$145,668,033141
May 13, 1998Wednesday4$47,702-10.9%-25.9%1,006$47$145,715,735142
May 14, 1998Thursday4$30,681-35.7%-49.7%1,006$30$145,746,416143
May 15, 1998Friday4$93,550+204.9%-39.8%805$116$145,839,966144
May 16, 1998Saturday4$156,923+67.7%-37.5%805$194$145,996,889145
May 17, 1998Sunday4$88,522-43.6%-42.5%805$109$146,085,411146
May 18, 1998Monday4$28,045-68.3%-39.5%805$34$146,113,456147
May 19, 1998Tuesday5$26,826-4.3%-49.9%805$33$146,140,282148
May 20, 1998Wednesday5$27,902+4%-41.5%805$34$146,168,184149
May 21, 1998Thursday5$29,384+5.3%-4.2%805$36$146,197,568150
May 22, 1998Friday5$96,961+230%+3.6%485$199$146,294,529151
May 23, 1998Saturday5$146,451+51%-6.7%485$301$146,440,980152
May 24, 1998Sunday5$125,240-14.5%+41.5%485$258$146,566,220153
May 25, 1998
Memorial Day
Monday5$86,864-30.6%+209.7%485$179$146,653,084154
May 26, 1998Tuesday5$25,537-70.6%-4.8%485$52$146,678,621155
May 27, 1998Wednesday5$23,690-7.2%-15.1%485$48$146,702,311156
May 28, 1998Thursday6$18,477-22%-37.1%485$38$146,720,788157
May 29, 1998Friday5$83,505+351.9%-13.9%367$227$146,804,293158
May 30, 1998Saturday5$144,742+73.3%-1.2%367$394$146,949,035159
May 31, 1998Sunday5$74,228-48.7%-40.7%367$202$147,023,263160