American Beauty

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Grosses

Domestic (36.5%)
$130,096,601
Summary Details
DistributorDreamWorks Distribution
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Opening$861,531
16 theaters
Budget$15,000,000
Release Date (Wide)Sep 15, 1999 (Oct 1, 1999)
MPAAR
Running Time2 hr 2 min
GenresDrama
In Release474 days/67 weeks
Widest Release1,990 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Sep 15, 1999Wednesday11$72,770--6$12,128$72,7701
Sep 16, 1999Thursday11$87,084+19.7%-6$14,514$159,8542
Sep 17, 1999Friday9$263,000+202%-16$16,437$422,8543
Sep 18, 1999Saturday10$314,000+19.4%-16$19,625$736,8544
Sep 19, 1999Sunday9$271,000-13.7%-16$16,937$1,021,3855
Sep 20, 1999Monday7$147,742-45.5%-16$9,233$1,169,1276
Sep 21, 1999Tuesday8$129,920-12.1%-16$8,120$1,299,0477
Sep 22, 1999Wednesday7$130,765+0.7%+79.7%16$8,172$1,429,8128
Sep 23, 1999Thursday8$115,526-11.7%+32.7%16$7,220$1,545,3889
Sep 24, 1999Friday3$1,695,000+1,367.2%+544.5%429$3,951$3,240,38810
Sep 25, 1999Saturday3$2,484,000+46.5%+691.1%429$5,790$5,724,38811
Sep 26, 1999Sunday3$1,567,000-36.9%+478.2%429$3,652$7,484,98412
Sep 27, 1999Monday2$605,772-61.3%+310%429$1,412$8,090,75613
Sep 28, 1999Tuesday2$719,403+18.8%+453.7%429$1,676$8,810,15914
Sep 29, 1999Wednesday2$702,373-2.4%+437.1%429$1,637$9,512,53215
Sep 30, 1999Thursday2$694,386-1.1%+501.1%429$1,618$10,206,91816
Oct 1, 1999Friday2$2,422,000+248.8%+42.9%706$3,430$12,628,91817
Oct 2, 1999Saturday2$3,572,000+47.5%+43.8%706$5,059$16,200,91818
Oct 3, 1999Sunday2$2,231,000-37.5%+42.4%706$3,160$18,395,49719
Oct 4, 1999Monday2$738,604-66.9%+21.9%706$1,046$19,134,10120
Oct 5, 1999Tuesday2$851,207+15.2%+18.3%706$1,205$19,985,30821
Oct 6, 1999Wednesday2$811,746-4.6%+15.6%706$1,149$20,797,05422
Oct 7, 1999Thursday2$818,328+0.8%+17.8%706$1,159$21,615,38223
Oct 8, 1999Friday4$2,653,000+224.2%+9.5%1,226$2,163$24,268,38224
Oct 9, 1999Saturday3$3,942,000+48.6%+10.4%1,226$3,215$28,210,38225
Oct 10, 1999Sunday3$2,907,000-26.3%+30.3%1,226$2,371$31,120,69526
Oct 11, 1999
Columbus Day
Monday3$1,164,308-59.9%+57.6%1,226$949$32,285,00327
Oct 12, 1999Tuesday3$802,706-31.1%-5.7%1,226$654$33,087,70928
Oct 13, 1999Wednesday3$730,465-9%-10%1,226$595$33,818,17429
Oct 14, 1999Thursday3$733,121+0.4%-10.4%1,226$597$34,551,29530
Oct 15, 1999Friday4$1,940,000+164.6%-26.9%1,350$1,437$36,491,29531
Oct 16, 1999Saturday4$2,990,000+54.1%-24.2%1,350$2,214$39,481,29532
Oct 17, 1999Sunday4$1,666,000-44.3%-42.7%1,350$1,234$41,159,43933
Oct 18, 1999Monday4$513,076-69.2%-55.9%1,350$380$41,672,51534
Oct 19, 1999Tuesday4$590,427+15.1%-26.4%1,350$437$42,262,94235
Oct 20, 1999Wednesday4$614,089+4%-15.9%1,350$454$42,877,03136
Oct 21, 1999Thursday4$573,117-6.7%-21.8%1,350$424$43,450,14837
Oct 22, 1999Friday4$1,600,000+179.2%-17.5%1,459$1,096$45,050,14838
Oct 23, 1999Saturday4$2,325,000+45.3%-22.2%1,459$1,593$47,375,14839
Oct 24, 1999Sunday3$1,280,000-44.9%-23.2%1,459$877$48,630,40140
Oct 25, 1999Monday5$405,519-68.3%-21%1,459$277$49,035,92041
Oct 26, 1999Tuesday5$461,750+13.9%-21.8%1,459$316$49,497,67042
Oct 27, 1999Wednesday5$402,381-12.9%-34.5%1,459$275$49,900,05143
Oct 28, 1999Thursday5$426,234+5.9%-25.6%1,459$292$50,326,28544
Oct 29, 1999Friday4$1,175,000+175.7%-26.6%1,528$768$51,501,28545
Oct 30, 1999Saturday4$1,690,000+43.8%-27.3%1,528$1,106$53,191,28546
Oct 31, 1999
Halloween
Sunday6$885,000-47.6%-30.9%1,528$579$54,106,03247
Nov 1, 1999Monday5$317,213-64.2%-21.8%1,528$207$54,423,24548
Nov 2, 1999Tuesday4$433,379+36.6%-6.1%1,528$283$54,856,62449
Nov 3, 1999Wednesday5$378,503-12.7%-5.9%1,528$247$55,235,12750
Nov 4, 1999Thursday5$371,352-1.9%-12.9%1,528$243$55,606,47951
Nov 5, 1999Friday7$1,020,000+174.7%-13.2%1,553$656$56,626,47952
Nov 6, 1999Saturday7$1,565,000+53.4%-7.4%1,553$1,007$58,191,47953
Nov 7, 1999Sunday7$752,000-51.9%-15%1,553$484$58,931,00554
Nov 8, 1999Monday6$228,353-69.6%-28%1,553$147$59,159,35855
Nov 9, 1999Tuesday6$297,432+30.3%-31.4%1,553$191$59,456,79056
Nov 10, 1999Wednesday7$365,444+22.9%-3.5%1,553$235$59,822,23457
Nov 11, 1999Thursday8$461,446+26.3%+24.3%1,553$297$60,283,68058
Nov 12, 1999Friday13$730,000+58.2%-28.4%1,264$577$61,013,68059
Nov 13, 1999Saturday14$650,000-11%-58.5%1,264$514$61,663,68060
Nov 14, 1999Sunday13$544,000-16.3%-27.7%1,264$430$62,655,08461
Nov 15, 1999Monday11$164,856-69.7%-27.8%1,264$130$62,819,94062
Nov 16, 1999Tuesday10$211,734+28.4%-28.8%1,264$167$63,031,67463
Nov 17, 1999Wednesday10$189,339-10.6%-48.2%1,264$149$63,221,01364
Nov 18, 1999Thursday10$185,562-2%-59.8%1,264$146$63,406,57565
Nov 19, 1999Friday14$362,000+95.1%-50.4%815$444$63,768,57566
Nov 20, 1999Saturday15$597,000+64.9%-8.2%815$732$64,365,57567
Nov 21, 1999Sunday14$305,000-48.9%-43.9%815$374$64,699,59568
Nov 22, 1999Monday12$110,280-63.8%-33.1%815$135$64,809,87569
Nov 23, 1999Tuesday12$154,346+40%-27.1%815$189$64,964,22170
Nov 28, 1999Sunday7$219,000--28.2%585$374$66,524,76475
Nov 29, 1999Monday7$64,270-70.7%-41.7%585$109$66,589,03476
Nov 30, 1999Tuesday6$80,793+25.7%-47.7%585$138$66,669,82777
Dec 1, 1999Wednesday6$68,545-15.2%-585$117$66,738,37278
Dec 2, 1999Thursday6$70,551+2.9%-585$120$66,808,92379
Dec 5, 1999Sunday6$184,000--16%694$265$67,589,14282
Dec 6, 1999Monday5$64,427-65%+0.2%694$92$67,653,56983
Dec 7, 1999Tuesday5$83,485+29.6%+3.3%694$120$67,737,05484
Dec 8, 1999Wednesday5$77,552-7.1%+13.1%694$111$67,814,60685
Dec 9, 1999Thursday5$83,248+7.3%+18%694$119$67,897,85486
Dec 12, 1999Sunday5$157,000--14.7%595$263$68,500,98489
Dec 13, 1999Monday5$57,167-63.6%-11.3%595$96$68,550,05190
Dec 14, 1999Tuesday4$72,347+26.6%-13.3%595$121$68,630,39891
Dec 15, 1999Wednesday4$67,713-6.4%-12.7%595$113$68,698,11192
Dec 16, 1999Thursday4$72,427+7%-13%595$121$68,770,53893
Dec 19, 1999Sunday8$161,000-+2.5%452$356$69,298,10696
Dec 20, 1999Monday8$96,839-39.9%+69.4%452$214$69,394,94597
Dec 21, 1999Tuesday7$137,235+41.7%+89.7%452$303$69,532,18098
Dec 26, 1999Sunday10$146,000--9.3%293$498$70,041,838103
Dec 27, 1999Monday10$123,463-15.4%+27.5%293$421$70,165,301104
Dec 28, 1999Tuesday10$126,372+2.4%-7.9%293$431$70,291,673105
Dec 29, 1999Wednesday10$118,429-6.3%-293$404$70,410,102106
Jan 2, 2000Sunday10$189,000-+29.5%293$645$71,017,815110
Jan 3, 2000Monday10$89,531-52.6%-27.5%275$325$71,107,346111
Jan 4, 2000Tuesday10$76,312-14.8%-39.6%275$277$71,183,658112
Jan 5, 2000Wednesday10$78,511+2.9%-33.7%275$285$71,262,169113
Jan 6, 2000Thursday10$77,621-1.1%-275$282$71,339,790114
Jan 9, 2000Sunday12$130,000--31.2%289$449$71,917,100117
Jan 10, 2000Monday12$57,533-55.7%-35.7%289$199$71,974,633118
Jan 11, 2000Tuesday12$64,346+11.8%-15.7%289$222$72,038,979119
Jan 12, 2000Wednesday13$58,554-9%-25.4%289$202$72,097,533120
Jan 13, 2000Thursday13$57,449-1.9%-26%289$198$72,154,982121
Jan 17, 2000
MLK Day
Monday14$87,555-+52.2%276$317$72,753,371125
Jan 24, 2000Monday12$79,102--9.7%267$296$73,397,274132
Jan 25, 2000Tuesday13$78,628-0.6%-267$294$73,475,902133
Feb 2, 2000Wednesday10$72,757--344$211$74,537,824141
Feb 3, 2000Thursday10$67,925-6.6%-344$197$74,605,749142
Feb 18, 2000Friday7$1,210,000--1,287$940$76,027,984157
Feb 19, 2000Saturday7$2,486,000+105.5%-1,287$1,931$78,513,984158
Feb 20, 2000Sunday7$1,941,000-21.9%-1,287$1,508$80,410,429159
Feb 21, 2000
Presidents' Day
Monday7$1,012,506-47.8%-1,287$786$81,422,935160
Feb 22, 2000Tuesday7$560,326-44.7%-1,287$435$81,983,261161
Feb 23, 2000Wednesday7$462,385-17.5%-1,287$359$82,445,646162
Feb 24, 2000Thursday7$472,434+2.2%-1,287$367$82,918,080163
Feb 25, 2000Friday9$1,236,000+161.6%+2.1%1,323$934$84,154,080164
Feb 26, 2000Saturday8$2,118,000+71.4%-14.8%1,323$1,600$86,272,080165
Feb 27, 2000Sunday9$1,201,000-43.3%-38.1%1,323$907$87,525,789166
Feb 28, 2000Monday7$316,021-73.7%-68.8%1,323$238$87,841,810167
Feb 29, 2000Tuesday5$397,291+25.7%-29.1%1,323$300$88,239,101168
Mar 1, 2000Wednesday5$361,222-9.1%-21.9%1,323$273$88,600,323169
Mar 2, 2000Thursday3$383,443+6.2%-18.8%1,323$289$88,983,766170
Mar 3, 2000Friday7$1,114,000+190.5%-9.9%1,339$831$90,097,766171
Mar 4, 2000Saturday7$1,918,000+72.2%-9.4%1,339$1,432$92,015,766172
Mar 5, 2000Sunday7$1,021,000-46.8%-15%1,339$762$93,015,479173
Mar 6, 2000Monday5$304,995-70.1%-3.5%1,339$227$93,319,474174
Mar 7, 2000Tuesday4$363,332+19.1%-8.5%1,339$271$93,682,806175
Mar 8, 2000Wednesday4$335,469-7.7%-7.1%1,339$250$94,018,275176
Mar 9, 2000Thursday4$346,512+3.3%-9.6%1,339$258$94,364,787177
Mar 10, 2000Friday5$977,000+182%-12.3%1,522$641$95,341,787178
Mar 11, 2000Saturday4$1,721,000+76.2%-10.3%1,522$1,130$97,062,787179
Mar 12, 2000Sunday4$967,000-43.8%-5.3%1,522$635$98,029,002180
Mar 13, 2000Monday4$420,114-56.6%+37.7%1,522$276$98,449,116181
Mar 14, 2000Tuesday4$507,295+20.8%+39.6%1,522$333$98,956,411182
Mar 15, 2000Wednesday4$450,489-11.2%+34.3%1,522$295$99,406,900183
Mar 16, 2000Thursday4$441,769-1.9%+27.5%1,522$290$99,848,669184
Mar 17, 2000Friday5$745,000+68.6%-23.7%1,661$448$100,593,669185
Mar 18, 2000Saturday5$1,535,000+106%-10.8%1,661$924$102,128,669186
Mar 19, 2000Sunday5$899,000-41.4%-7%1,661$541$103,007,991187
Mar 20, 2000Monday5$313,502-65.1%-25.4%1,661$188$103,321,533188
Mar 21, 2000Tuesday3$391,579+24.9%-22.8%1,661$235$103,713,112189
Mar 22, 2000Wednesday4$354,499-9.5%-21.3%1,661$213$104,077,611190
Mar 23, 2000Thursday4$365,469+3.1%-17.3%1,661$220$104,443,080191
Mar 24, 2000Friday5$1,097,000+200.2%+47.2%1,662$660$105,540,080192
Mar 25, 2000Saturday4$2,011,000+83.3%+31%1,662$1,209$107,551,080193
Mar 26, 2000Sunday4$917,000-54.4%+2%1,662$551$108,468,063194
Mar 27, 2000Monday3$727,544-20.7%+132.1%1,662$437$109,195,617195
Mar 28, 2000Tuesday3$775,642+6.6%+98.1%1,662$466$109,971,259196
Mar 29, 2000Wednesday3$646,510-16.6%+82.4%1,662$388$110,617,769197
Mar 30, 2000Thursday3$633,127-2.1%+73.2%1,662$380$111,250,896198
Mar 31, 2000Friday6$1,714,000+170.7%+56.2%1,990$861$112,964,896199
Apr 1, 2000Saturday6$2,479,000+44.6%+23.3%1,990$1,245$115,443,896200
Apr 2, 2000Sunday6$1,374,000-44.6%+49.8%1,990$690$116,658,175201
Apr 3, 2000Monday6$362,521-73.6%-50.2%1,990$182$117,020,696202
Apr 4, 2000Tuesday6$491,732+35.6%-36.6%1,990$247$117,512,428203
Apr 5, 2000Wednesday6$491,732--23.9%1,990$247$117,512,428204
Apr 6, 2000Thursday6$384,459-21.8%-39.3%1,990$193$118,290,255205
Apr 7, 2000Friday9$931,000+142.2%-45.7%1,934$481$119,221,255206
Apr 8, 2000Saturday9$1,627,000+74.8%-34.4%1,934$841$120,848,255207
Apr 9, 2000Sunday9$795,000-51.1%-42.1%1,934$411$121,638,562208
Apr 10, 2000Monday9$250,675-68.5%-30.9%1,934$129$121,889,237209
Apr 11, 2000Tuesday9$321,554+28.3%-34.6%1,934$166$122,210,791210
Apr 12, 2000Wednesday8$270,458-15.9%-45%1,934$139$122,481,249211
Apr 13, 2000Thursday8$266,290-1.5%-30.7%1,934$137$122,747,539212
Apr 16, 2000Sunday11$486,000--38.9%1,467$331$124,714,413215
Apr 17, 2000Monday11$193,564-60.2%-22.8%1,467$131$124,907,977216
Apr 18, 2000Tuesday11$229,630+18.6%-28.6%1,467$156$125,137,607217
Apr 19, 2000Wednesday11$201,815-12.1%-25.4%1,497$134$125,339,422218
Apr 20, 2000Thursday11$259,492+28.6%-2.6%1,467$176$125,598,914219
Apr 23, 2000
Easter Sunday
Sunday12$332,000--31.7%1,130$293$126,956,565222
Apr 24, 2000Monday12$138,492-58.3%-28.5%1,130$122$127,095,057223
Apr 25, 2000Tuesday11$139,136+0.5%-39.4%1,130$123$127,234,193224
Apr 26, 2000Wednesday11$121,498-12.7%-39.8%1,130$107$127,355,691225
Apr 27, 2000Thursday11$118,426-2.5%-54.4%1,130$104$127,474,117226
Apr 30, 2000Sunday13$149,000--55.1%791$188$128,144,856229
May 1, 2000Monday13$59,399-60.1%-57.1%791$75$128,204,255230
May 2, 2000Tuesday12$78,786+32.6%-43.4%791$99$128,283,041231
May 3, 2000Wednesday13$60,263-23.5%-50.4%791$76$128,343,304232
May 4, 2000Thursday12$67,761+12.4%-42.8%791$85$128,411,065233
May 7, 2000Sunday14$117,000--21.5%603$194$128,840,091236
May 8, 2000Monday13$47,125-59.7%-20.7%603$78$128,887,216237
May 9, 2000Tuesday12$61,259+30%-22.2%603$101$128,948,475238
May 10, 2000Wednesday12$53,389-12.8%-11.4%603$88$129,001,864239
May 11, 2000Thursday13$48,247-9.6%-28.8%603$80$129,050,111240
May 15, 2000Monday13$30,516--35.2%425$71$129,388,399244
May 16, 2000Tuesday11$42,375+38.9%-30.8%425$99$129,430,774245
May 17, 2000Wednesday13$32,544-23.2%-39%425$76$129,463,318246
May 18, 2000Thursday13$32,176-1.1%-33.3%425$75$129,495,494247