Dances with Wolves

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Grosses

Domestic (43.4%)
$184,208,848
Summary Details
DistributorOrion Pictures
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Opening$598,257
14 theaters
Budget$22,000,000
Release Date (Wide)Nov 9, 1990 (Nov 23, 1990)
Running Time3 hr 1 min
GenresAdventure Drama Western
In Release418 days/59 weeks
Widest Release1,636 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Nov 9-1118$598,257-14-$42,732$598,2571
Nov 16-1819$565,083-5.5%14-$40,363$1,532,4612
Nov 23-253$9,491,623+1,579.7%1,048+1,034$9,056$14,330,6423
Nov 30-Dec 24$7,024,913-26%1,053+5$6,671$24,411,7454
Dec 7-94$5,385,579-23.3%1,051-2$5,124$32,019,0435
Dec 14-165$4,471,916-17%1,196+145$3,739$38,377,7306
Dec 21-25
Christmas long wknd
5$5,906,935-1,254-$4,710$46,269,616-
Dec 28-Jan 1, 1991
New Year's long wknd
4$11,898,621-1,269-$9,376$61,562,428-
Jan 4-64$7,329,451-1,282-$5,717$71,148,1629
Jan 11-135$5,586,412-23.8%1,285+3$4,347$79,426,08410
Jan 18-21
MLK wknd
4$5,759,572-1,301-$4,427$86,834,177-
Jan 25-276$4,306,517-1,302-$3,307$92,388,45012
Feb 1-32$4,787,941+11.2%1,343+41$3,565$98,652,87813
Feb 8-109$3,905,835-18.4%1,548+205$2,523$103,912,71714
Feb 15-18
Presidents' Day wknd
6$6,202,141-1,554-$3,991$111,742,261-
Feb 22-246$4,225,329-1,602-$2,637$117,287,53516
Mar 1-36$3,942,518-6.7%1,608+6$2,451$122,601,47617
Mar 8-109$3,381,254-14.2%1,572-36$2,150$127,243,23318
Mar 15-179$2,816,640-16.7%1,545-27$1,823$131,271,17119
Mar 22-248$3,750,142+33.1%1,538-7$2,438$136,311,78520
Mar 29-313$5,406,366+44.2%1,621+83$3,335$144,513,30221
Apr 5-75$4,014,945-25.7%1,636+15$2,454$150,966,37222
Apr 12-145$3,467,181-13.6%1,612-24$2,150$155,729,10123
Apr 19-217$2,940,860-15.2%1,625+13$1,809$159,710,49324
Apr 26-289$2,065,096-29.8%1,597-28$1,293$162,753,74525
May 3-59$1,838,329-11%1,478-119$1,243$165,361,94126
May 10-1212$1,436,476-21.9%1,358-120$1,057$167,476,02627
May 17-1912$1,396,192-2.8%1,107-251$1,261$168,770,57528
May 24-27
Memorial Day wknd
21$1,209,017-743-$1,627$171,221,399-
Jun 14-1613$784,346-716-$1,095-32
Jun 28-3015$638,104-569-$1,121-34
Jul 5-75$6,378,424+899.6%---$184,208,84835