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$9.99 (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,107Details
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Rotten Tomatoes
Audience Upright
63% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 12th, 2008 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Regent Releasing
June 19th, 2009 (Limited) by Regent Releasing
Video Release: February 23rd, 2010 by E1 Entertainment, released as $9.99 - The Meaning of Life
MPAA Rating: R for language and brief sexuality and nudity
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Stop-Motion Animation
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 23rd, 2010

February 23rd, 2010

We're still in that no-man's land for the home market: it's way too late to take advantage of the Christmas shopping season and it's still too early for most Awards Season releases to be on shelves. There are a few wide releases coming out this week, but only one of them, The Informant!, is worth buying on either DVD or Blu-ray. The best release of the week, and the winner of our Pick of the Week honor, is The Damned United, which is worth picking up on DVD or Blu-ray. Meanwhile, Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day - Blu-ray earns the coveted and rarely-awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Whatever Really Works on the Per Theater Chart

June 23rd, 2009

Whatever Works led all releases on the per theater chart this weekend, earning $266,000 in 9 theaters for an average of $29,574; however, given its mixed reviews, I'm a little doubtful about its chances to expand over the coming weeks. The overall box office leader, The Proposal, also reached the $10,000 plateau with an impressive average of $11,004, while the re-release of Brighton Rock was the only other such film at $10,626 in one theater. More...

Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of June 19th, 2009

June 20th, 2009

Not a good week for movie websites, as the best of the best (Year One's Official Site) only manages to be above average for a wide release and without enough wow factor to rise to the level of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Whatever Limited Releases Work

June 20th, 2009

Not a big list of limited releases this week, and it includes two-releases, two Canadian movies, and two movies that I thought was opening last week. (I think I just got the dates wrong last week, which I believe is a sign of senility.) There are a couple films that look promising, but none look likely to expand truly wide. More...

Torino Grand on Per Theater Chart

December 17th, 2008

Gran Torino opened on top of the Per Theater Chart with an outstanding average of $45,287 in six theaters. Wide expansion seems inevitable at this point. Likewise, Doubts debut of just over $500,000 in 15 theaters gave it an average $33,815 making expansion almost assured. Che - The Argentine was close behind with $30,535 in two theaters. The Reader opened with an average of $21,006 in 8 theaters, which most weeks would be enough to score top spot; however, given the competition, without continued success during Awards Season, it could struggle to expand. There were only two holdovers in the $10,000 club with Frost/Nixon earning an average of $16,061 and Slumdog Millionaire earning $12,873. The final $10,000 film was Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, which opened with $10,985. However, both My Name Is Bruce and Wendy and Lucy came relatively close with averages of $9,119 and $9,109 respectively. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of December 12, 2008

December 14th, 2008

One of the busier week's in a while when it comes to new releases, and there's a mix of wide releases and smaller Oscar hopefuls. It's the former category that has the best sites, with the widest release of the week, The Day the Earth Stood Still, having the best Official Site. On a side note, we also have a previous winner of the Weekly Website Award, Delgo - Official Site, and since the format of this column has changed since then, that will be the last time that happens. More...

All Signs Point to Awards Season on Limited Releases

December 12th, 2008

Another week, another group of Awards Season hopefuls are being given a limited release. This week we have four films that have already earned nominations, plus a couple others that might later on. Of these, none are guaranteed to walk away winners, but I would be surprised if all of them were shut out. More...

Cast Updates - October 2, 2008

October 2nd, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Paper Man, Sherlock Holmes, Kung Fu Panda 2, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - September 30, 2008

September 30th, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/07 89 $125   2 $63   $45,854 81
2010/01/18 68 $78   1 $78   $52,107 214

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/12 104 $478   1 $478   $478 10,306
2009/06/19 57 $11,219   2 $5,610   $11,219 3
2009/06/26 75 $5,348 -52% 3 $1,783   $22,475 10
2009/07/10 73 $3,521   3 $1,174   $29,294 24
2009/07/17 95 $2,033 -42% 2 $1,017   $33,217 31
2009/07/24 109 $594 -71% 1 $594   $35,989 38
2009/07/31 94 $2,472 +316% 3 $824   $39,110 45
2009/08/07 103 $1,533 -38% 3 $511   $42,749 52
2009/08/14 110 $692 -55% 1 $692   $44,974 59
2009/09/04 110 $728   2 $364   $45,729 80
2009/09/11 117 $597 -18% 3 $199   $46,912 87
2009/09/18 123 $538 -10% 3 $179   $47,638 94
2009/09/25 128 $425 -21% 3 $142   $48,611 101
2009/10/16 126 $625   2 $313   $50,410 122
2010/01/01 78 $862   1 $862   $51,563 199
2010/01/15 83 $466   1 $466   $52,029 213

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