Casablanca had a budget of $878,000, though some reports claim the project went over budget and up to $1 million was spent on the film. The film was originally scheduled for release in 1943, but premiered early at New York City’s Hollywood theater on November 26, 1942 in celebration of the Allied invasion of North Africa and the capture of the real world Casablanca from German forces. The general release was not until January 23, 1943 but it also was scheduled to coincide with a real world event, the Casablanca Conference a meeting between Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt in the city.

The film saw modest success in 1943 making $3,398,000 domestically and an additional $3,461,000 internationally. It was the 6th highest grossing movie of 1943. Across all of the film’s re-releases across all regions the film has earned a total of $10,510,018. For more information about the money made by Casablanca visit