50 First Dates

50 First Dates poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $120,776,832Details
International Box Office $75,547,664
Worldwide Box Office $196,324,496
Further financial details...

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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
44% - Rotten
Audience
65% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$75,000,000
Theatrical Release: February 13th, 2004 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: June 15th, 2004 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude sexual humor and drug references
Keywords: Romance, Faulty Memory, Mental Illness
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Happy Madison

DVD Releases for January 20, 2009 - Part I

A terrible week for first run releases. There are five such releases on this week's list, but they has a combined haul of around $130 million, and nearly $100 million of that came from two films. With no big releases, we had to look other places for the DVD Pick of the Week. Repo! The Genetic Opera on Blu-ray is a clear contender for that title, but its lack of mass appeal is troublesome. This American Life - Season Two is a safer pick, but it is a Borders Exclusive release. Regardless of these issues, both releases are worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. Despite the weakness at the top, there are still more than enough total releases to cause this column to stretch into two parts. The second part can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for June 20, 2006

It may seem like a really slow week for DVD releases, but this is because several releases were grouped together. I have one section for the five Alfred Hitchcock releases instead of spreading them out and padding the word count. Taking that into account, the week is about average in terms of quantity, and quality. There were a handful of contenders this week, and a few that looked good in advance but the special feature were a let down. In the end I went with NewsRadio - The Complete Fourth Season as the best of the best while Married With Children - The Complete Fifth Season earns and honorable mention. ... "Go with him." (If you get that reference, you probably already have the latter release pre-ordered.) More...

DVD Releases for June 15, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. This is the worst week for DVDs since the beginning of February. There's not one, not two, but FIVE DVDs that were in contention for the DVD Pick of the week. And with all but one from the TV on DVD section, this is going to be a very expensive week for me. Even if I don't buy groceries for the week I'll still need to trim the list by a couple. Go with Dead Like Me - The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon, Monk - The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon and The Thin Blue Line - The Complete Line-Up - Buy from Amazon. Maybe I can sell some blood to pick up The Simpsons - The Complete Fourth Season - Buy from Amazon and The Station Agent - Buy from Amazon. Maybe if I sell a kidney I can get a whole new home theatre system as well. [Editor's Note: He's joking ... we think.] More...

$100 Million Opening for Troy

In addition to the $46.9 million Troy earned at the domestic box office, the ancient history movie made $54.7 million on 6,722 screens in 47 markets internationally. Some highlights were the $8.5 million in Germany, $6.3 million in Spain, $5.1 million in France and $4.7 million in Australia. And while a $107 million opening weekend seems spectacular, this is a very expensive film to get to theatres. Combine the production budget, domestic P&A budgets, translations / dubbing / subtitles, etc. and the final cost is nearing $250 million. On the plus side, Troy should have better legs and more international appeal than Van Helsing so Warner Bros. should see a profit before the home market. P.S. If this story sounds familiar, you must have a long memory. More...

$100 Million Opening for Van Helsing

In addition to the $51.7 million Van Helsing earned at the domestic box office, the monster movie made $55.3 million on 5,254 screens in 41 markets internationally. Not only was that easily the largest box office this weekend, but it was the best we've seen this year. Some highlights were the $9.9 million in the U.K. and $7 million in Germany. And while a $107 million opening weekend seems spectacular, this is a very expensive film to get to theatres. Combine the production budget, domestic P&A budgets, translations / dubbing / subtitles, etc. and the final cost is nearing $250 million. A strong home market will be needed before Universal sees a profit. More...

Kill Bill Collapses

After a huge start in the international market, there was a series a steep drops for Kill Bill: Volume 2 that all but guarantees it won't earn as much as the original. Drops like 51% in Germany, 46% in Italy helped push the weekend total down to just $10 million in 27 markets. More...

Kill Bill Volume 2 Beats Competition, Volume 1

Kill Bill: Volume 2's first foray into the foreign markets proved very profitable. The film earned $18.5 million in 21 markets and increases compared to the debut of the original in all but one market. Many of those increases were in the double-digit range so it's an impressive start. Unfortunately, one of the largest markets for the first film, Japan, saw a huge 47% drop for Volume 2. This can easily be explained by the fact that half of Volume 1 took place in Japan. More...

Passion Drops Post-Easter but Still Stays on Top

The Passion of the Christ saw large drop-offs in many international markets but openings in nine others helped stabilize its overall box office. Maybe. I'm getting some conflicting reports on the box office figures. $14.6 or $25 is the two prevailing estimates I've found. I do believe the $25 million is for the whole week while the $14.6 million is for the weekend. More...

Easter Helps Passion Stay on Top

It was hardly a surprise that The Passion of the Christ was able to take top spot over Easter weekend. What is a surprise is the amount; just $26 million is barely an increase from last weekend. There was only one new opening, but it was in Italy, one of the most staunchly Catholic nations. The film did cross $100 million internationally some time during the mid-week, but a serious post-Easter drop-off is expected. More...

Strong Sophomore Session puts 2004 in the Lead

Another good news bad new weekend. Bad news, the total box office was down 8% from last weekend. Good new, it was up 31% from last year. Good news, 2004 has finally surpassed 2003 year-to-date. Bad news, that's due to inflation as admissions are still lower. Really bad news, the jump is thanks entirely to one movie, or the controversy surrounding one movie. More...

Can 2004 Take the Lead?

We haven't seen two film open with strong prospects since the beginning of February. And with last week's winner still going strong, 2004 should pass 2003 at the box office. More...

Record Opening for Passion

There was some good news and some bad news this past weekend. First the good news, we saw huge increases at the box office this weekend, both from the previous weekend, (66%) and from last year (48%). Now the bad news; it was all thanks to one movie, which doesn't bode well for the overall strength of the box office. In fact, even after last weekend 2004 is still 3% back of 2003's pace. More...

2004 Finally Shows Signs of Life

Thanks to the controversy surrounding The Passions of the Christ, 2004 should finally start making up some ground on 2003. Even with the Oscars on Sunday 2003, Passions alone will boost the box office. But the other three movies probably wouldn't even register on the radar during a normal weekend. More...

Summer Can\'t Start Soon Enough

2004 is turning into a disaster. Over the weekend four movies opened to a combined 21% positive and $10 million below expectations. Post holiday weekends are usually a bit of a slump, but this weekend dropped by nearly 25% and below the $100 million mark. Compared to last year the weekend is down an astounding 17.5% and 10% year to date. And the news doesn't get any better; next weekend the box office has to go head-to-head with the Oscars. More...

The Post Holiday Blues

Well, it had to happen, after a great start to February first critically and then financially, it all comes crashing down this weekend. Four movies open wide this weekend and none of them impressing critics and neither do they have much of a shot at a stellar box office. On the plus side, this weekend last year was weak, so we should see 2004 gain some ground on 2003. Or at least do better than the nearly 9% year to date decline. More...

Four part Harmony

The rerelease of the French musical Umbrellas of Cherbourg topped this week's per theatre average chart with $14,760 in its lone theatre. Three other films very close to each other battling for second place. The overall champ, 50 First Dates finished a strong second with $11,098 in almost 3600 theatres. While Osama spent its second weekend on the list with $10,151. The final film to top $10,000 was the self-distributed Robot Stories. Despite having a tiny distribution budget, the Science Fiction anthology sold out four showings on its way to earning $10,026 in it only theatre. More...

Million Dollar Dates

Mixed would be the best way to describe the weekend results. With the exception of the number one film, all movies beat Friday's predictions. However, the overall box office was again failed to match last year's pace. Valentine's Day and President's Day helped the 3-day total increase by more than 10% from last weekend, but it was down 14% from last year. The four-day total fared better, but by a barely noticeable margin dropping 13%. More...

Valentines Day / President\'s Day Double Shot

With both Valentine's Day and President's Day occurring this weekend, there are twice as many reasons to see a movie. And with only one movie opening wide, it should open huge. Holdovers should also perform well given the extra day, but they will have a hard time living up to last year. More...

Movie Websites Launches for February 6 - February 12

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Eternal. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

The Barbers Finish on Top while the Hockey Stars fail to win Gold

February started out strong, at least compared to January, with two of the three wide releases performing strongly. And even though we saw a sharp 17% increase from last weekend, 2004 continues losing ground to 2003. It fell 8% from last same weekend last year and maintaining its year to date decline of 8%. And next week 50 First Dates will need a near record performance lest 2004 drop even further back. More...

Movie Websites Launches for January 2 - January 8

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. This week we have a larger list to make up for the holidays, but a winter storm took out my internet access on Tuesday / Wednesday so the column is a little late today. Here the list of new releases, updated sites, and some upcoming releases that slipped through the cracks, including the winner for the week Along Came Polly - Official Site . If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 31 - November 6


Movie Websites Launches for October 24 - October 30


Cast

Adam Sandler    Henry Roth
Drew Barrymore    Lucy Whitmore
Rob Schneider    Ula
Sean Astin    Doug Whitmore
Lusia Strus    Alexa
Missi Pyle    Noreen
Pomaika'i Brown    Nick
Blake Clark    Marlin Whitmore
Lynn Collins    Donna
Allen Covert    10 Second Tom
Maya Rudolph    Stacy
Adam del Rio   
Amy Hill    Sue
Kevin James    Cameo
Katheryn Winnick   
Dan Aykroyd    Dr. Keats
Peter Dante    Security Guard

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Peter Segal
Screenwriter    George Wing
Producer    Jack Giarraputo
Producer    Steve Golin
Producer    Nancy Juvonen
Executive Producer    Daniel Lupi
Executive Producer    Michael Ewing
Executive Producer    Jay Roach
Co-Producer    Larry Kennar
Co-Producer    Scott Backston
Cinematographer    Jack N. Green
Editor    Jeff Gourson
Composer    Teddy Castellucci
Music Supervisor    Michael Dilbeck
Production Designer    Alan Au
Art Director    Domenic Silvestri
Set Designer    James R. Bayliss
Set Designer    Martha Johnston
Set Decorator    Robert Greenfield
Costume Designer    Ellen Lutter
Sound Mixer    David Kelson
Supervising Sound Editor    Elmo Weber
Associate Producer    Kevin Grady
Assistant Director    John E. Hockridge
Second Unit Director    James Bissell
Casting Director    Roger Mussenden

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/02/13 1 $10,500,000   3,591 $2,924   $10,500,000 1
2004/02/14 1 $19,751,267 +88% 3,591 $5,500   $29,803,655 2
2004/02/15 1 $10,048,582 -49% 3,591 $2,798   $39,852,237 3
2004/02/16 1 $5,255,634 -48% 3,591 $1,464   $45,107,871 4
2004/02/17 1 $2,309,000 -56% 3,591 $643   $47,417,000 5
2004/02/18 1 $1,957,000 -15% 3,591 $545   $49,374,000 6
2004/02/19 1 $1,937,000 -1% 3,591 $539   $51,311,000 7
2004/02/20 1 $7,000,000 +261% 3,612 $1,938   $58,300,000 8
2004/02/21 1 $9,110,326 +30% 3,612 $2,522   $66,924,295 9
2004/02/22 1 $4,814,198 -47% 3,612 $1,333   $71,738,493 10
2004/02/23 1 $1,136,000 -76% 3,612 $315   $72,874,000 11
2004/02/24 1 $1,229,000 +8% 3,612 $340   $74,103,000 12
2004/02/25 2 $1,007,000 -18% 3,612 $279   $75,110,000 13
2004/02/26 2 $1,008,000 n/c 3,612 $279   $76,118,000 14
2004/02/27 2 $4,000,000 +297% 3,450 $1,159   $80,100,000 15
2004/02/28 2 $5,741,815 +44% 3,450 $1,664   $85,761,569 16
2004/02/29 2 $2,922,394 -49% 3,450 $847   $88,683,963 17
2004/03/01 2 $706,000 -76% 3,450 $205   $89,390,000 18
2004/03/02 2 $824,000 +17% 3,450 $239   $90,214,000 19
2004/03/03 2 $728,000 -12% 3,450 $211   $90,943,000 20
2004/03/04 2 $768,000 +5% 3,450 $223   $91,711,242 21
2004/03/05 4 $2,300,000 +199% 3,040 $757   $94,000,000 22
2004/03/06 4 $3,538,794 +54% 3,040 $1,164   $97,616,322 23
2004/03/07 4 $1,732,048 -51% 3,040 $570   $99,348,370 24
2004/03/08 4 $438,000 -75% 3,040 $144   $99,786,000 25
2004/03/09 4 $503,000 +15% 3,040 $165   $100,289,000 26
2004/03/10 4 $472,000 -6% 3,040 $155   $100,761,000 27
2004/03/11 4 $515,000 +9% 3,040 $169   $101,276,000 28
2004/03/12 6 $1,700,000 +230% 2,586 $657   $103,000,000 29
2004/03/13 6 $2,434,724 +43% 2,586 $942   $105,333,157 30
2004/03/14 6 $1,368,222 -44% 2,586 $529   $106,701,379 31
2004/03/15 6 $527,000 -61% 2,586 $204   $107,228,000 32
2004/03/16 6 $586,000 +11% 2,586 $227   $107,814,000 33
2004/03/17 6 $501,000 -15% 2,586 $194   $108,315,000 34
2004/03/18 6 $578,000 +15% 2,586 $224   $108,894,000 35
2004/03/19 9 $1,300,000 +125% 2,153 $604   $110,200,000 36
2004/03/20 9 $1,836,847 +41% 2,153 $853   $112,090,471 37
2004/03/21 9 $989,993 -46% 2,153 $460   $113,080,464 38
2004/03/22 9 $309,000 -69% 2,153 $144   $113,390,000 39
2004/03/23 8 $327,000 +6% 2,153 $152   $113,716,000 40
2004/03/24 9 $304,000 -7% 2,153 $141   $114,021,000 41
2004/03/25 9 $343,000 +13% 2,153 $159   $114,363,000 42

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/02/13 1 $39,852,237   3,591 $11,098   $39,852,237 3
2004/02/20 1 $20,429,325 -49% 3,612 $5,656   $71,738,493 10
2004/02/27 2 $12,565,729 -38% 3,450 $3,642   $88,683,963 17
2004/03/05 4 $7,637,128 -39% 3,040 $2,512   $99,348,370 24
2004/03/12 6 $5,425,736 -29% 2,586 $2,098   $106,701,379 31
2004/03/19 9 $4,186,739 -23% 2,153 $1,945   $113,080,464 38
2004/03/26 13 $2,385,220 -43% 1,759 $1,356   $116,748,548 45
2004/04/02 17 $772,113 -68% 781 $989   $118,206,131 52
2004/04/09 23 $272,952 -65% 235 $1,161   $118,804,464 59
2004/04/16 28 $155,848 -43% 166 $939   $119,067,647 66
2004/04/23 30 $167,554 +8% 163 $1,028   $119,284,583 73
2004/04/30 41 $125,143 -25% 110 $1,138   $119,447,383 80
2004/05/07 43 $72,603 -42% 95 $764   $119,543,649 87
2004/05/14 52 $53,337 -27% 67 $796   $119,614,568 94
2004/05/21 20 $231,731 +334% 237 $978   $119,861,977 101
2004/05/28 26 $177,619 -23% 222 $800   $120,146,166 108
2004/06/04 24 $131,970 -26% 176 $750   $120,398,106 115
2004/06/11 24 $127,642 -3% 151 $845   $120,616,191 122
2004/06/18 36 $80,436 -37% 127 $633   $120,776,832 129

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/15/20062262,937 62,937$628,741$628,741122
10/22/20061775,725+20% 138,662$756,493$1,385,233123
10/29/20061394,045+24% 232,707$939,510$2,324,743124
11/5/20061966,818-29% 299,525$667,512$2,992,255125
8/12/20072846,399 827,364$497,550$7,712,402165

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