Shakespeare in Love

The world's greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, is young, out of ideas and short of cash, but meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Grosses

Domestic (34.7%)
$100,317,794
Summary Details
Opening$224,012
8 theaters
Budget$25,000,000
Release Date (Wide)Dec 11, 1998 (Jan 8, 1999)
MPAAR
Running Time2 hr 3 min
GenresComedy Drama History Romance
In Release386 days/55 weeks
Widest Release2,030 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Dec 11-1316$224,012-8-$28,001$224,0121
Dec 18-2017$340,495+52%19+11$17,920$688,4782
Dec 25-2712$2,609,894+666.5%295+276$8,847$3,589,7423
Jan 1-310$3,172,107+21.5%299+4$10,609$9,411,6764
Jan 8-108$4,224,426+33.2%632+333$6,684$15,018,2425
Jan 15-18
MLK wknd
10$4,729,645-648-$7,298$21,286,905-
Jan 22-249$3,629,432-655-$5,541$25,882,4997
Jan 29-315$4,037,917+11.3%759+104$5,320$31,447,3028
Feb 5-76$3,463,943-14.2%833+74$4,158$36,158,6319
Feb 12-143$7,882,506+127.6%1,956+1,123$4,029$45,495,59910
Feb 12-15
Presidents' Day wknd
6$9,050,029-1,956-$4,626$46,663,122-
Feb 19-216$5,827,713-26.1%2,030+74$2,870$54,127,85711
Feb 26-287$4,372,632-25%1,920-110$2,277$60,143,61312
Mar 5-79$3,306,893-24.4%1,721-199$1,921$64,826,51813
Mar 12-1411$2,848,931-13.8%1,405-316$2,027$68,887,01314
Mar 19-219$2,975,498+4.4%1,266-139$2,350$73,192,74515
Mar 26-286$4,284,169+44%1,931+665$2,218$79,286,27516
Apr 2-47$3,115,017-27.3%1,735-196$1,795$84,105,70417
Apr 9-1111$2,156,955-30.8%1,614-121$1,336$87,485,57418
Apr 16-1810$1,750,254-18.9%1,443-171$1,212$89,856,02219
Apr 23-2512$1,256,967-28.2%1,181-262$1,064$91,661,71720
Apr 30-May 215$825,962-34.3%1,017-164$812$92,887,78221
May 7-910$785,199-4.9%903-114$869$93,965,33222
May 14-1613$710,352-9.5%903-$786$94,956,84423
May 21-2313$745,400+4.9%1,223+320$609$95,940,37324
May 28-31
Memorial Day wknd
15$544,060-795-$684$96,772,694-
Jun 4-621$263,017-586-$448$97,167,48526
Jun 11-1326$196,617-25.2%413-173$476$97,496,95127
Jun 18-2040$103,426-47.4%246-167$420$97,702,54328
Jun 25-2746$74,703-27.8%176-70$424$97,834,66529
Jul 2-414$582,774+680.1%618+442$943$98,665,82030
Jul 9-1115$511,368-12.3%572-46$894$99,418,54431
Jul 16-1825$269,546-47.3%439-133$614$99,985,63732
Jul 23-2544$83,104-69.2%212-227$392$100,241,32233
Jul 30-Aug 163$26,785-67.8%---$100,317,79434