Originally Posted by Teren_Kanan
Wow Pulp Fiction came out that year too. All 3 of those Movies are on my top movies ever made list. What a good year that was.
Four Weddings and a Funeral also came out in 1994. Good movie.
I looked on Wikipedia. According to hit, Rob Reiner at one time wanted to direct Shawshank and cast Tom Cruise as Andy and Harrison Ford as Red. I'm glad that never panned out as Cruise would have been terrible.
They also had more information on how much money the movie made.
The Shawshank Redemption received a limited release on September 23, 1994 in North America. During its opening weekend, the film earned $727,000 from 33 theaters—an average of $22,040 per theater. It received a wide release on October 14, 1994, expanding to a total of 944 theaters to earn $2.4 million—an average of $2,545 per theater—finishing as the number 9 film of the weekend. The film left theaters in late November 1994, after 10 weeks with an approximate total gross of $16 million.
It was later re-released in February 1995, during the Oscar season, and made an additional $9 million.[not in citation given] In total the film made approximately $28.3 million in North American theaters, making it the number 51 highest grossing film of 1994 and the number 21 highest grossing R-rated film of 1994.