While Universal’s “Jurassic Park” was making noise with its record box office performance, both Warner Bros.’ “Unforgiven” and Paramount’s “Indecent Proposal” also entered the select $ 100 million club.
It is the first time that three films simultaneously hit the benchmark in the same week.
This year’s best picture/director Oscar winner, “Unforgiven,” rode out the weekend with a cumulative tally of $ 100,003,672. It was easily actor-director Clint Eastwood’s best B.O. performance as a helmer, topping his previous peak achievement, “Every Which Way But Loose.”
“Unforgiven” debuted Aug. 7, 1992, to the best reviews in Eastwood’s long career. It also earned strong opening weekend numbers of $ 15 million.
But for its Oscar, the show would have closed out with $ 75 million. However, year-end critical kudos and a shrewd relaunch paced it to the B.O. milestone.
“Indecent Proposal” reached the zenith in more traditional fashion. The April 7 release sprinted out of the gate with a weekend total of $ 18.4 million and arrived with $ 100,091,854 on Sunday.
Holding the top spot on the charts for four weeks, “Indecent” crossed over in its 75th day of release. “Unforgiven” took 318 days to reach the milestone.