A Financial Success
Despite concerns about how well Tombstone would hold up at the box office, the film was actually pretty successful. Many people thought that Hollywood Westerns had already had their heyday, but Tombstone proved the naysayers wrong. It was released on Christmas Eve in 1993, and grossed $56,505,065 in domestic ticket sales.
Critics loved the film as much as the public did. Tombstone has become one of the great examples of the Western film genre, and ranks 14th in the list of highest-grossing Western films since 1979. That’s pretty good for a movie that attracted so many skeptics during its production!