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About a Boy (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $40,803,000Details
International Box Office $89,956,651
Worldwide Box Office $130,759,651
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
54% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$27,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 17th, 2002 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: June 3rd, 2003 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language and some thematic elements
Comparisons: vs. Bend it Like Beckham
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Keywords: Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Working Title Films, Tribeca Film
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,870 $120,000 Jul 19, 2002 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,700 $198,030 Jul 12, 2002 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,141 $579,530 Jul 5, 2002 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,187 $939,770 Jun 28, 2002 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,435 $1,210,015 Jun 21, 2002 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,788 $1,482,425 Jun 14, 2002 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,712 $2,653,520 Jun 7, 2002 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,737 $4,126,600 May 31, 2002 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,384 $7,862,150 May 24, 2002 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,046 $8,557,630 May 17, 2002 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,366 1,207 May 17, 2002 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 384 3.28 May 17, 2002 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 452 30.5% May 17, 2002 1

Cast

Hugh Grant    Will Freeman
Toni Collette    Fiona
Rachel Weisz    Rachel
Nicholas Hoult    Marcus
Isabel Brook    Angie
Sharon Small    Christine
Victoria Smurfit    Suzie
Augustus Prew    Ali
Delma Walsh    Bitter Girlfriend
Nicholas Hutchison    John
Peter McNicholl    Ellie's Friend
Ben Ridgeway    Lee, The Bully
Russell Barr    Maitre d'
Paulette Williams    Bitter Girlfriend
Fritha Goodey    Bitter Girlfriend
Susannah Doyle    Bitter Girlfriend

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Jane Rosenthal
Producer    Robert De Niro
Producer    Brad Epstein
Producer    Tim Bevan
Producer    Eric Fellner
Executive Producer    Nick Hornby
Executive Producer    Lynn Harris
Co-Producer    Nicky Kentish-Barnes
Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Peter Hedges
Screenwriter    Chris Weitz
Screenwriter    Paul Weitz
Cinematographer    Remi Adefarasin
Editor    Nick Moore
Music Producer    Patrick Seymour
Production Designer    Jim Clay
Art Director    Gary Freeman
Costume Designer    Joanna Johnston
Supervising Sound Editor    Bill Meadows
Supervising Sound Editor    Tony Dawe
Assistant Director    Chris Newman
Casting Director    Priscilla John

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 1st, 2012

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/05/17 4 $8,557,630   1,207 $7,090   $8,557,630 3
2002/05/24 6 $7,862,150 -8% 1,749 $4,495   $21,752,225 10
2002/05/31 8 $4,126,600 -48% 1,756 $2,350   $27,846,180 17
2002/06/07 10 $2,653,520 -36% 1,618 $1,640   $32,448,670 24
2002/06/14 14 $1,482,425 -44% 947 $1,565   $35,290,380 31
2002/06/21 16 $1,210,015 -18% 804 $1,505   $37,305,400 38
2002/06/28 15 $939,770 -22% 696 $1,350   $38,912,870 45
2002/07/05 19 $579,530 -38% 487 $1,190   $40,103,395 52
2002/07/12 25 $198,030 -66% 220 $900   $40,566,655 59
2002/07/19 32 $120,000 -39% 80 $1,500   $40,803,000 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/05/17 4 $2,606,000   1,207 $2,159   $2,606,000 1
2002/05/18 4 $3,600,000 +38% 1,207 $2,983   $6,206,000 2
2002/05/19 4 $2,351,630 -35% 1,207 $1,948   $8,557,630 3
2002/05/20 4 $984,000 -58% 1,207 $815   $9,541,000 4
2002/05/21 4 $821,000 -17% 1,207 $680   $10,362,000 5
2002/05/22 4 $760,000 -7% 1,207 $630   $11,123,000 6
2002/05/23 4 $808,000 +6% 1,207 $669   $11,931,195 7
2002/05/24 6 $2,017,000 +150% 1,749 $1,153   $13,948,000 8
2002/05/25 6 $2,938,000 +46% 1,749 $1,680   $17,029,000 9
2002/05/26 6 $2,694,000 -8% 1,749 $1,540   $19,723,000 10
2002/05/27 6 $1,958,880 -27% 1,749 $1,120   $21,752,225 11
2002/05/28 6 $648,000 -67% 1,749 $370   $22,400,000 12
2002/05/29 6 $638,000 -2% 1,749 $365   $23,038,000 13
2002/05/30 6 $681,000 +7% 1,749 $389   $23,720,000 14
2002/05/31 8 $1,255,000 +84% 1,753 $716   $24,975,000 15
2002/06/01 8 $1,800,000 +43% 1,753 $1,027   $26,775,000 16
2002/06/02 8 $1,062,380 -41% 1,756 $605   $27,846,180 17
2002/06/03 8 $429,000 -60% 1,756 $244   $28,276,000 18
2002/06/04 8 $535,000 +25% 1,756 $305   $28,811,000 19
2002/06/05 8 $502,000 -6% 1,756 $286   $29,313,000 20
2002/06/06 8 $483,505 -4% 1,756 $275   $29,795,150 21
2002/06/07 10 $845,000 +75% 1,605 $526   $30,640,000 22
2002/06/08 10 $1,099,000 +30% 1,605 $685   $31,739,000 23
2002/06/09 10 $720,000 -34% 1,618 $445   $32,448,670 24
2002/06/10 10 $291,000 -60% 1,618 $180   $32,740,000 25
2002/06/11 10 $364,000 +25% 1,618 $225   $33,104,000 26
2002/06/12 10 $347,870 -4% 1,618 $215   $33,451,830 27
2002/06/13 10 $356,125 +2% 1,618 $220   $33,807,955 28
2002/06/14 13 $464,425 +30% 947 $490   $34,272,380 29
2002/06/15 13 $648,555 +40% 947 $685   $34,920,935 30
2002/06/16 13 $369,445 -43% 947 $390   $35,290,380 31

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/05/17 4 $13,890,075   1,207 $11,508   $13,890,075 7
2002/05/24 6 $9,829,505 -29% 1,749 $5,620   $23,719,580 14
2002/05/31 8 $6,075,570 -38% 1,756 $3,460   $29,795,150 21
2002/06/07 10 $4,012,805 -34% 1,618 $2,480   $33,807,955 28
2002/06/14 14 $2,287,430 -43% 947 $2,415   $36,095,385 35
2002/06/21 16 $1,877,715 -18% 804 $2,335   $37,973,100 42
2002/06/28 15 $1,550,765 -17% 696 $2,228   $39,523,865 49
2002/07/05 19 $844,760 -46% 487 $1,735   $40,368,625 56
2002/07/12 26 $314,375 -63% 220 $1,429   $40,683,000 63
2002/07/19 41 $120,000 -62% 80 $1,500   $40,803,000 70

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