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As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13
139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Writers
Mark Andrus (story) (screenplay) | James L. Brooks (screenplay)
Composer
Hans Zimmer (music by)
Cinematographer
Editor
Richard Marks (edited by)
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Budget
$ 50,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 12,606,928
Gross (USA)
$ 148,478,011
Gross (World)
$ 314,178,011
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Release date
Dec 25, 1997 (United States)

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7.7 / 10 | 246,106 votes