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Adaptation (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,498,520Details
International Box Office $10,033,239
Worldwide Box Office $32,531,759
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 2002 Movies at the Worldwide Box Office 101 $32,531,759
Top 2002 Movies at the International Box Office 101 $10,033,239
Top 2002 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 101 $22,498,520
Top 2002 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 7 $22,498,520
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 24,063 $1,626
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 11,270 $3,237
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 52,653 $481
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 25,475 $1,531
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 18,093 $2,153
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 2,217 $10,165
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 116 $39,598
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 27,318 $1,415
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 22,721 $1,727
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 35,566 $1,025
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 23,306 $1,682
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 55,433 $396
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 3,101 $8,293
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 6,966 $4,709
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 24,840 $1,571
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 15,345 $2,494
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 51,833 $503
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 26,383 $1,475
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 21,660 $1,810
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 54 $54,925
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 34,896 $1,053
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 22,827 $1,718
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 38,320 $923
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 2,523 $9,485
All Time Worldwide Box Office 3,240 $32,531,759
All Time International Box Office 3,275 $10,033,239
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 101 $31,776,076
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 3,222 $31,776,076
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 111 $22,498,520
All Time Domestic Box Office 3,102 $22,498,520

Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,500,000
Domestic Releases: December 6th, 2002 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexuality, some drug use and violent images
Comparisons: vs. Anomalisa
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Keywords: Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Writing and Writers, Movie Business, Writer's Block, Death of a Sibling
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 368 $19,406 May 16, 2003 164
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 113 $19,406 May 16, 2003 164
Highest Theater Average 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 448 $396 May 16, 2003 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 331 $42,358 May 9, 2003 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 78 $42,358 May 9, 2003 157
Highest Theater Average 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 435 $481 May 9, 2003 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 613 $9,476 May 2, 2003 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 220 $9,476 May 2, 2003 150
Highest Theater Average 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 244 $1,053 May 2, 2003 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 608 $19,618 Apr 25, 2003 143
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 186 $19,618 Apr 25, 2003 143
Highest Theater Average 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 576 $503 Apr 25, 2003 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 573 $39,967 Apr 18, 2003 136
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 149 $39,967 Apr 18, 2003 136
Highest Theater Average 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 313 $1,025 Apr 18, 2003 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 559 $66,442 Apr 11, 2003 129
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 122 $66,442 Apr 11, 2003 129
Highest Theater Average 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 416 $923 Apr 11, 2003 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 452 $137,289 Apr 4, 2003 122
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 92 $137,289 Apr 4, 2003 122
Highest Theater Average 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 247 $1,415 Apr 4, 2003 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 343 $234,005 Mar 28, 2003 115
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 65 $234,005 Mar 28, 2003 115
Highest Theater Average 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 215 $1,571 Mar 28, 2003 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 348 $290,405 Mar 21, 2003 108
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 64 $290,405 Mar 21, 2003 108
Highest Theater Average 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 217 $1,718 Mar 21, 2003 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 385 $328,040 Mar 14, 2003 101
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 70 $328,040 Mar 14, 2003 101
Highest Theater Average 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 233 $1,727 Mar 14, 2003 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 419 $358,183 Mar 7, 2003 94
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 75 $358,183 Mar 7, 2003 94
Highest Theater Average 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 344 $1,531 Mar 7, 2003 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 372 $487,658 Feb 28, 2003 87
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 67 $487,658 Feb 28, 2003 87
Highest Theater Average 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 332 $1,626 Feb 28, 2003 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 373 $575,083 Feb 21, 2003 80
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 69 $575,083 Feb 21, 2003 80
Highest Theater Average 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 465 $1,475 Feb 21, 2003 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 272 $1,130,480 Feb 14, 2003 73
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 48 $1,130,480 Feb 14, 2003 73
Highest Theater Average 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 429 $1,682 Feb 14, 2003 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 509 $751,278 Feb 7, 2003 66
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 79 $751,278 Feb 7, 2003 66
Highest Theater Average 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 431 $1,810 Feb 7, 2003 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 514 $1,136,767 Jan 31, 2003 59
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 65 $1,136,767 Jan 31, 2003 59
Highest Theater Average 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 382 $2,153 Jan 31, 2003 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 615 $1,406,390 Jan 24, 2003 52
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 62 $1,406,390 Jan 24, 2003 52
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 353 $2,494 Jan 24, 2003 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 702 $1,825,420 Jan 17, 2003 45
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 50 $1,825,420 Jan 17, 2003 45
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 266 $3,237 Jan 17, 2003 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 770 $2,636,924 Jan 10, 2003 38
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 44 $2,636,924 Jan 10, 2003 38
Highest Theater Average 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 148 $4,709 Jan 10, 2003 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,366 $903,927 Jan 3, 2003 31
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 213 $903,927 Jan 3, 2003 31
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 67 $8,293 Jan 3, 2003 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,933 $1,033,875 Dec 27, 2002 24
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 218 $1,033,875 Dec 27, 2002 24
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 84 $9,485 Dec 27, 2002 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,602 $1,108,032 Dec 20, 2002 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 200 $1,108,032 Dec 20, 2002 17
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 152 $10,165 Dec 20, 2002 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,971 $277,184 Dec 13, 2002 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 675 $277,184 Dec 13, 2002 10
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 12 $39,598 Dec 13, 2002 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,083 $384,478 Dec 6, 2002 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 576 $384,478 Dec 6, 2002 3
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 50 $54,925 Dec 6, 2002 3
Top 2002 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 2 $54,925 Dec 6, 2002 3
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 72 $22,498,520 Dec 6, 2002 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 1,763 $22,498,520 Dec 6, 2002 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 188 665 Dec 6, 2002 0

Cast

   Charlie Kaufman
Meryl Streep    Susan Orlean
Chris Cooper    John Larouche
Brian Cox    Robert McKee
John Cusack    Himself (cameo)
Judy Greer    Alice
Maggie Gyllenhaal    Caroline
Curtis Hanson    Susan's Husband
Spike Jonze    Himself (cameo)
Catherine Keener    Herself (cameo)
Ron Livingston    Marty Bowen
Tilda Swinton    Valerie Thomas
Stephen Tobolowsky    Ranger Steve Neely
John Malkovich    Himself
Doug Jones    Augustus Margary
Bob Stephenson    David

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Carter Burwell

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/12/06 21 $384,478   7 $54,925   $384,478 3
2002/12/13 24 $277,184 -28% 7 $39,598   $858,055 10
2002/12/20 16 $1,108,032 +300% 109 $10,165   $2,106,476 17
2002/12/27 21 $1,033,875 -7% 109 $9,485   $4,074,984 24
2003/01/03 19 $903,927 -13% 109 $8,293   $6,100,371 31
2003/01/10 14 $2,636,924 +192% 560 $4,709   $9,187,001 38
2003/01/17 17 $1,825,420 -31% 564 $3,237   $12,307,166 45
2003/01/24 18 $1,406,390 -23% 564 $2,494   $14,252,147 52
2003/01/31 20 $1,136,767 -19% 528 $2,153   $15,877,024 59
2003/02/07 20 $751,278 -34% 415 $1,810   $16,967,944 66
2003/02/14 19 $1,130,480 +50% 672 $1,682   $18,561,778 73
2003/02/21 23 $575,083 -49% 390 $1,475   $19,427,398 80
2003/02/28 22 $487,658 -15% 300 $1,626   $20,106,250 87
2003/03/07 23 $358,183 -27% 234 $1,531   $20,624,783 94
2003/03/14 24 $328,040 -8% 190 $1,727   $21,101,763 101
2003/03/21 24 $290,405 -11% 169 $1,718   $21,523,932 108
2003/03/28 32 $234,005 -19% 149 $1,571   $21,878,965 115
2003/04/04 36 $137,289 -41% 97 $1,415   $22,078,169 122
2003/04/11 49 $66,442 -52% 72 $923   $22,184,735 129
2003/04/18 61 $39,967 -40% 39 $1,025   $22,245,861 136
2003/04/25 80 $19,618 -51% 39 $503   $22,281,936 143
2003/05/02 92 $9,476 -52% 9 $1,053   $22,291,412 150
2003/05/09 55 $42,358 +347% 88 $481   $22,350,662 157
2003/05/16 75 $19,406 -54% 49 $396   $22,498,520 164

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/12/06 21 $580,871   7 $82,982   $580,871 7
2002/12/13 24 $417,573 -28% 7 $59,653   $998,444 14
2002/12/20 16 $2,042,665 +389% 109 $18,740   $3,041,109 21
2002/12/27 20 $2,155,335 +6% 109 $19,774   $5,196,444 28
2003/01/03 18 $1,353,633 -37% 109 $12,419   $6,550,077 35
2003/01/10 13 $3,931,669 +190% 560 $7,021   $10,481,746 42
2003/01/17 17 $2,364,011 -40% 564 $4,192   $12,845,757 49
2003/01/24 18 $1,894,500 -20% 564 $3,359   $14,740,257 56
2003/01/31 20 $1,476,409 -22% 528 $2,796   $16,216,666 63
2003/02/07 20 $1,214,632 -18% 415 $2,927   $17,431,298 70
2003/02/14 19 $1,421,017 +17% 672 $2,115   $18,852,315 77
2003/02/21 24 $766,277 -46% 390 $1,965   $19,618,592 84
2003/02/28 22 $648,008 -15% 300 $2,160   $20,266,600 91
2003/03/07 23 $507,123 -22% 234 $2,167   $20,773,723 98
2003/03/14 25 $459,804 -9% 190 $2,420   $21,233,527 105
2003/03/21 24 $411,433 -11% 169 $2,435   $21,644,960 112
2003/03/28 33 $295,920 -28% 149 $1,986   $21,940,880 119
2003/04/04 39 $177,413 -40% 97 $1,829   $22,118,293 126
2003/04/11 51 $87,601 -51% 72 $1,217   $22,205,894 133
2003/04/18 64 $56,424 -36% 39 $1,447   $22,262,318 140
2003/04/25 88 $19,618 -65% 39 $503   $22,281,936 147
2003/05/02 76 $26,368 +34% 9 $2,930   $22,308,304 154
2003/05/09 39 $170,810 +548% 88 $1,941   $22,479,114 161

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