9½ Weeks is a 1986 American erotic romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne. The film is based on the 1978 memoir of the same name by Austrian-American author Ingeborg Day. It stars Kim Basinger as Elizabeth McGraw and Mickey Rourke as John Gray. McGraw is a New York City art gallery employee who has a brief yet intense affair with a mysterious Wall Street broker. The film was completed in 1984, but not released until February 1986. The film was a box office bomb in the United States, grossing only $6.7 million at the box office on a $17 million budget. It also received mixed reviews at the time of its release. However the film was a huge success internationally, particularly in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom making $100 million worldwide. It has also acquired a large fanbase on video and DVD and has developed a cult following.