About Time

About Time poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,323,921Details
International Box Office $72,673,212
Worldwide Box Office $87,997,133
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $5,213,441 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,175,907 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $7,389,348
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

At the age of 21, Tim Lake discovers he can travel in time… The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary. They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again—and again—but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
69% - Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 1st, 2013 (Limited) by Universal
November 8th, 2013 (Expands Wide) by Universal
Video Release: February 4th, 2014 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2255, 1/16/2013)
Keywords: Time Travel, Romance, Voiceover/Narration, Father's Footsteps, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Working Title Films

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 4th, 2014

It's another slow week on the home market. There are five or so first run releases, but the biggest box office was earned by Free Birds, which earned $55 million. Fortunately, while there are no box office hits, there are some high quality releases, led by Dallas Buyers Club. Unfortunately, the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack has so few extras that I'm convinced a special edition is on its way, so it isn't a Pick of the Week contender. So what are the Pick of the Week contenders this week? First there's Cutie and the Boxer on DVD or Blu-ray. Second there's ... Cutie and the Boxer is the Pick of the Week. More...

International Box Office: Desolation Brightens The Weekend

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was the biggest draw on the international chart last weekend adding $97.4 million on 16,840 screens in 56 markets for totals of $278.4 million internationally and $406.0 million worldwide after just two weeks of release. This includes a first place debut in Russia where it made $16.36 million on 2,125 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $19.11 million. This is more or less the same as the first film opened with. (An Unexpected Journey didn't open on Wednesday, but made $17.89 million on 2,128 screens during its three-day opening weekend.) More...

International Box Office: The Hobbit Finds Treasure Abroad

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opened in first place on the international chart with $135.4 million on 16,405 screens in 49 markets. This includes a trio of markets where it topped $10 million. Germany led the way with $19.00 million on 874 screens, compared to $15.01 million earned by the previous film. The U.K. contributed $15.20 million on 580 screens, but that wasn't as strong as the $18.77 million earned by the first installment. France was third with $13.38 million on 909 screens, up from $11.12 million. It also placed first in a number of other major markets with Spain bringing in $7.05 million on 859 screens. It earned $6.24 million on 809 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $7.25 million. Mexico was up next with $5.07 million on 2,615 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.96 million. Italy and Brazil earned nearly identical results with $4.97 million on 720 screens and $4.86 million on 1,039 respectively. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Best Man Bests Prediction, Thor Still Powers Through

As expected, Thor: The Dark World led the way on the weekend box office chart. However, The Best Man Holiday was surprisingly strong and helped soften the blow at the overall box office. Even so, the box office was down 26% from the last weekend at $125 million. A 26% drop-off is bad, but the year-over-year comparison was even worse. So much worse. Compared to this weekend last year when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 debut, the box office was down almost exactly 50%. And with that, 2013 is no longer ahead of 2012's pace. It was bound to happen with the weak box office numbers recently. Granted, 2013 is only behind by 0.4% at $9.02 billion to $9.06 and one really good weekend could reverse that situation. In fact, the opening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this coming weekend could reverse that situation, but 2013 will be neck-and-neck with 2012 from here on out, instead of the solid leads it held for much of the year. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Thor Sees the Light

Thor: The Dark World matched expectations nearly perfectly and dominated the box office over the weekend. In fact, it earned more than the rest of the box office pulled in combined. This helped the overall box office rise 32% from last weekend reaching $167 million. Unfortunately, Thor couldn't match Skyfall's opening weekend and the total box office was 3% lower than the same weekend last year. 2013 is still ahead of 2012, but by 0.9% at $8.85 million to $8.77 million. Since there is only one new release next weekend, and it isn't a prime release, we will likely see another year-over-year loss. Fortunately, 2013 should still stay ahead of 2012 and Catching Fire should end 2013's losing streak in a big way. More...

Weekend Predictions: Thor Will Rule, But Will It Crack $100 Million?

Thor: The Dark World will easily win the race for the top of the box office this weekend. It really has no competition for top spot, and only token competition as far as new releases are concerned. About Time is the only other new wide release, and quite frankly, I should add quotes around both "new" and "wide", as it opened in limited release last weekend, will expand to 1,400 theaters this weekend and it likely won't reach the top five. It will be interesting to see if Ender's Game will hold up next to the competition from Thor, but that seems unlikely. Thor: The Dark World could do well when compared to last year's number one film, Skyfall, but 2013 just doesn't have the depth to thrive, so 2013 will lose again in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Per Theater Chart: Buyers Market

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2013 Preview: November

October ended on a winning note, but it was the only time the entire month that 2013 topped 2012 in the year-over-year comparison. This is quite shocking, as Gravity crushed expectations with more than $200 million and counting. Even with that surprise monster hit, the month still couldn't keep pace with last year. Compared to October, November looks a lot better with three films that could be monster hits: Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. On the other hand, those are the only three movies with a 50/50 chance or better to top $100 million compared, while there were seven films that reached that milestone last November. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should make more than last year's number one film, Skyfall, but the depth last year could prove too much to deal with. 2013 might dip below last year's pace sometime during the month, but hopefully it won't stay there too long. More...

Limited Releases: Buying Into Limited Releases

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/01 - $319,375   175 $1,825   $319,375 1
2013/11/02 - $466,375 +46% 175 $2,665   $785,750 2
2013/11/03 - $290,500 -38% 175 $1,660   $1,076,250 3
2013/11/04 - $93,123 -68% 175 $532   $1,169,373 4
2013/11/05 - $122,495 +32% 175 $700   $1,291,868 5
2013/11/06 12 $110,250 -10% 175 $630   $1,402,118 6
2013/11/07 12 $115,555 +5% 175 $660   $1,517,673 7
2013/11/08 9 $1,542,035 +1,234% 1,200 $1,285   $3,059,708 8
2013/11/09 9 $1,925,985 +25% 1,200 $1,605   $4,985,693 9
2013/11/10 9 $1,290,050 -33% 1,200 $1,075   $6,275,743 10
2013/11/11 10 $629,885 -51% 1,200 $525   $6,905,628 11
2013/11/12 9 $450,050 -29% 1,200 $375   $7,355,678 12
2013/11/13 8 $372,125 -17% 1,200 $310   $7,727,803 13
2013/11/14 9 $377,845 +2% 1,200 $315   $8,105,648 14
2013/11/15 10 $1,068,800 +183% 1,280 $835   $9,174,448 15
2013/11/16 10 $1,491,025 +40% 1,280 $1,165   $10,665,473 16
2013/11/17 10 $780,800 -48% 1,280 $610   $11,446,273 17
2013/11/18 10 $262,400 -66% 1,280 $205   $11,708,673 18
2013/11/19 10 $371,365 +42% 1,280 $290   $12,080,038 19
2013/11/20 10 $281,685 -24% 1,280 $220   $12,361,723 20
2013/11/21 10 $211,335 -25% 1,280 $165   $12,573,058 21
2013/11/22 13 $388,500 +84% 1,050 $370   $12,961,558 22
2013/11/23 13 $540,750 +39% 1,050 $515   $13,502,308 23
2013/11/24 13 $320,250 -41% 1,050 $305   $13,822,558 24
2013/11/25 14 $131,055 -59% 1,050 $125   $13,953,613 25
2013/11/26 13 $183,750 +40% 1,050 $175   $14,137,363 26
2013/11/27 - $72,820 -60% 376 $194   $14,210,183 27
2013/11/28 - $79,440 +9% 376 $211   $14,289,623 28
2013/11/29 - $145,640 +83% 331 $440   $14,435,263 29
2013/11/30 - $148,950 +2% 331 $450   $14,584,213 30
2013/12/01 - $79,445 -47% 331 $240   $14,663,658 31
2013/12/02 - $24,665 -69% 331 $75   $14,688,323 32
2013/12/03 - $36,290 +47% 331 $110   $14,724,613 33
2013/12/04 - $27,975 -23% 331 $85   $14,752,588 34
2013/12/05 - $28,010 n/c 331 $85   $14,780,598 35
2013/12/06 - $61,180 +118% 266 $230   $14,841,778 36
2013/12/07 - $99,750 +63% 266 $375   $14,941,528 37
2013/12/08 - $59,850 -40% 266 $225   $15,001,378 38
2013/12/09 - $22,610 -62% 266 $85   $15,023,988 39
2013/12/10 - $29,260 +29% 266 $110   $15,053,248 40
2013/12/11 - $22,595 -23% 266 $85   $15,075,843 41
2013/12/12 - $25,270 +12% 266 $95   $15,101,113 42
2013/12/13 - $28,600 +13% 143 $200   $15,129,713 43
2013/12/14 - $38,610 +35% 143 $270   $15,168,323 44
2013/12/15 - $28,555 -26% 143 $200   $15,196,878 45
2013/12/16 - $12,870 -55% 143 $90   $15,209,748 46
2013/12/17 - $17,160 +33% 143 $120   $15,226,908 47
2013/12/18 - $13,195 -23% 143 $92   $15,240,103 48
2013/12/19 - $13,225 n/c 143 $92   $15,253,328 49
2013/12/20 - $11,640 -12% 97 $120   $15,264,968 50
2013/12/21 - $15,520 +33% 97 $160   $15,280,488 51
2013/12/22 - $14,065 -9% 97 $145   $15,295,553 52
2013/12/23 - $9,215 -34% 97 $95   $15,304,768 53
2013/12/24 - $6,305 -32% 97 $65   $15,311,073 54
2013/12/25 - $4,745 -25% 97 $49   $15,315,818 55
2013/12/26 - $8,103 +71% 97 $84   $15,323,921 56

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/11/01 14 $1,076,250   175 $6,150   $1,076,250 3
2013/11/08 9 $4,758,070 +342% 1,200 $3,965   $6,275,743 10
2013/11/15 10 $3,340,625 -30% 1,280 $2,610   $11,446,273 17
2013/11/22 13 $1,249,500 -63% 1,047 $1,193   $13,822,558 24
2013/11/29 22 $374,035 -70% 331 $1,130   $14,663,658 31
2013/12/06 23 $220,780 -41% 266 $830   $15,001,378 38
2013/12/13 28 $95,765 -57% 143 $670   $15,196,878 45
2013/12/20 30 $41,225 -57% 97 $425   $15,294,553 52

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/9/20141061,831 61,831$1,035,669$1,035,6691
2/16/20141845,174-27% 107,005$815,842$1,851,5122
2/23/20142322,051-51% 129,056$440,799$2,292,3113
3/23/20143012,685 175,781$190,148$3,010,3307

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/9/20141330,388 30,388$697,700$697,7001
2/16/20141818,664-39% 49,051$428,516$1,126,2162

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Cast

Domhnall Gleeson    Tim
Rachel McAdams    Mary
Bill Nighy    Dad
Lydia Wilson    Kit Kat
Lindsay Duncan    Mum
Richard Cordery    Uncle D
Joshua McGuire    Rory
Tom Hollander    Harry
Margot Robbie    Charlotte
Will Merrick    Jay
Vanessa Kirby    Joanna
Tom Hughes    Jimmy Kincade
Clemmie Dugdale    Ginger Jenny
Harry Hadden-Paton    Rupert
Mitchell Mullen    Mary's Father, Fritz
Lisa Eichhorn    Mary's Mother, Jean
Jenny Rainsford    Polly
Natasha Powell    Aunty May
Mark Healy    Dans Le Noir Maitre D'
Ben Benson    Theatre Deserter
Philip Voss    Theatre Judge
Tom Godwin    Prompter
Pal Aron    Bhattie OC
Catherine Steadman    Tina
Andrew Martin Yates    Wedding Priest
Verity Fullerton    Posy (Newborn)
Veronica Owings    Posy (1 Year)
Olivia Konten    Posy (2.5 - 3 years)
Sarah Heller    Posy (5 Years)
Jaiden Dervish    Boy Posy
Jacob Francis    Jeff (Newborn)
Jago Freud    Jeff (5 Months)
Ollie Phillips    Jeff (2 Years)
Sophie Pond    Jo (6 Months)
Sophie Brown    Jo (1 Year)
Molly Seymour    Trudy (Party Guest)
Matilda Sturridge    Flinty Girl
Tom Stourton    John
Rebecca Chew    Pret A Manger Server
Jon West    Court Clerk
Graham Richard Howgego    Judge
Kerrie Liane Studholme    Jury Foreman
Ken Hazeldine    Defendant
Barbar Gough    Jazz Singer
Jon Boden    Busker
Charlie Curtis    Young Tom

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Richard Curtis
Screenwriter    Richard Curtis
Producer    Tim Bevan
Producer    Eric Fellner
Producer    Nicky Kentish-Barnes
Executive Producer    Richard Curtis
Executive Producer    Liza Chasin
Executive Producer    Amelia Granger
Associate Producer    Emma Freud
Director of Photography    John Guleserian
Production Designer    John Paul Kelly
Editor    Mark Day
Line Producer    Tori Parry
Costume Designer    Verity Hawkes
Composer    Nick Laird-Clowes
Make-up and Hair Designer    Christine Blundell
Casting    Fiona Weir
First Assistant Director    Matthew Penry-Davey
Production Sound Mixer    Adrian Bell
Supervising Art Director    David Hindle
Music Producer    Steve McLaughlin
Post-Production Supervisor    Tania Blunden
Production Supervisor    Kate Fasulo
B Camera Operator/Steadicam Operator    Alastair Rae
C Camera Operator    David Rom
Art Director (Cromwall)    Sam Stokes
Assistant Art Director    Rebecca White
Set Decorator    Liz Griffiths
First Assistant Editor    Hermione Byrt
Costume Supervisor    Celia Yau
Special Effects Supervisor    Mark Holt
Casting Associate    Alice Searby
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jon Thum
Visual Effects Producer    Tim Keene
Re-recording Mixer    Mike Dowson
Supervising Sound Editor    James Mather
Sound Effects Editor    Jed Loughran
Dialogue Editor    Michael Maroussas
Music Editor    Christoph Bauschinger
Music Editor    Michael Connell

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