Matilda (1996)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.


  • Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman at Matilda (1996)
  • Sara Magdalin and Mara Wilson at Matilda (1996)
  • Danny DeVito in Matilda (1996)
  • Rene Russo and Dan Gilroy at Matilda (1996)
  • Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman in Matilda (1996)

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Release Date:

2 August 1996



Country of Origin


Box Office


$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,209,000 (USA) (2 August 1996)


$33,084,249 (USA) (29 November 1996)

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