SLOW BURN: The 13 movies that took the longest to make $100 million at the box office

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“Pulp Fiction.”
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Miramax

Most record-setting blockbuster films reach nine-figure grosses by getting off to a hot start, as Marvel’s “Black Panther” did at the start of this year.

But many other films, like Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” have instead raked in money on a slow burn.

To find out which movies took the most time to reach the nine-figure mark at the domestic box office, we turned to Box Office Mojo for its ranking on the subject.

Here are the 13 movies that took the longest to reach $100 million at the US box office, ranked by the number of days they took:


13. “Die Hard: With A Vengeance” (1995) — 143 days

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20th Century Fox

Days to $100 million: 143

Domestic gross: $100,012,499

Global gross: $366,101,666


12. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) — 148 days

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Gold Circle Films

Days to $100 million: 148

Domestic gross: $241,438,208

Global gross: $368,744,044


11. “Driving Miss Daisy” (1989) — 150 days

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Warner Bros.

Days to $100 million: 150

Domestic gross: $106,593,296

Global gross: $145,793,296


10. “Million Dollar Baby” (2004) — 150 days

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Warner Bros.

Days to $100 million: 150

Domestic gross: $100,492,203

Global gross: $216,763,646


9. “Terms of Endearment” (1983) — 152 days

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Paramount Pictures

Days to $100 million: 152

Domestic gross: $108,423,489

Global gross: N/A


8. “Sleeping with the Enemy” (1991) — 156 days

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20th Century Fox

Days to $100 million: 156

Domestic gross: $101,599,005

Global gross: $174,999,005


7. “Scream” (1996) — 163 days

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Dimension Films

Days to $100 million: 163

Domestic gross: $103,046,663

Global gross: $173,046,663


6. “Pulp Fiction” (1994) — 178 days

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Miramax

Days to $100 million: 178

Domestic gross: $107,928,762

Global gross: $213,928,762


5. “American Beauty” (1999) — 185 days

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Dreamworks

Days to $100 million: 185

Domestic gross: $130,096,601

Global gross: $356,296,601


4. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996) — 194 days

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Disney

Days to $100 million: 194

Domestic gross: $100,138,851

Global gross: $325,338,851


3. “Se7en” (1995) — 218 days

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New Line Cinema

Days to $100 million: 218

Domestic gross: $100,125,643

Global gross: $327,311,859


2. “Shakespeare in Love” (1998) — 221 days

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Miramax

Days to $100 million: 221

Domestic gross: $100,317,794

Global gross: $289,317,794


1. “Unforgiven” (1992) — 318 days

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Warner Bros.

Days to $100 million: 221

Domestic gross: $101,157,447

Global gross: $159,157,447