The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $62,495,645Details
International Box Office $65,297,857
Worldwide Box Office $127,793,502
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $10,383,139 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $5,300,096 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $15,683,235
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces that manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller /The Adjustment Bureau/ as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he's ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas--a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself--the men of The Adjustment Bureau--who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
72% - Fresh
Audience
67% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,200,000
Domestic Releases: March 4th, 2011 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: June 21st, 2011 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image.
(Rating bulletin 2144, 10/27/2010)
Keywords: Gratuitous Cameos, Alternate or Altered Realities, Fate or Destiny, Political, Dancing, Angels, Religious, Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Gambit Pictures, Electric Shepherd, Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital

Awards Season: SAG Spreads the Love

The SAG nominations were handed out this week, and while The Help led the way with four nods, it wasn't the only film that earned multiple nominations. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Expectations Adjusted Downward

The Adjustment Bureau led the way on this week's Blu-ray sales chart, but with just a fraction of last week's winning total. It sold 122,000 units and generated $2.87 million in consumer spending, which is very low for the number one film. However, its Blu-ray ratio was 35%, which is good for this type of film. (At its heart it is a romance, with a slice of science fiction thrown in.) More...

DVD Sales: New Releases are Really Wimpy

Several new DVD releases charted this week, and new releases even earned the top three spots on the chart. However, sales were very weak and they only placed that well due to the lack of substantial competition. The number one film on this week's DVD sales chart was Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Rodick Rules with just 255,000 units sold and $5.01 million in opening week consumer spending at retail. To put this into perspective, that's on par with the original film's second week on the home market. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 21st, 2011

It's another busy week for DVD / Blu-ray with four first-run releases coming out this week. Five if you include Cedar Rapids, which was had surprisingly brisk ticket sales in limited release. Cedar Rapids is also the only one of the big releases that I would consider for Pick of the Week honors. Despite the number of wide releases on this week's list, I'm going with an unorthodox choice for Pick of the Week, "Weird Al" Yankovic - Alpocalypse, but Louie: Season One on Blu-ray earns an honorable mention. More...

Winning the Battle but Losing the War

While Battle: Los Angeles easily won the race at the box office this weekend, that was practically the only bit of good news, as it was the only film in the top five to top expectations. Overall the box office pulled in $129 million, which was 3% lower than last weekend and 12% lower than the same weekend last year. On the other hand, this is actually better than average for the year so far. Year-to-date, 2011 is just over 20% behind last year's pace at $1.85 billion to $2.33 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Battle Big as Mars Flops

Battle: Los Angeles posted an estimated opening of $36 million to win the weekend, and give the market another boost after Rango's solid debut last week. With Rango itself dropping only 40% to a shade over $23 million the total weekend box office should be about 12% below last year, which is actually an improvement over recent weeks, although it continues a months-long slump. And the weekend brought some very bad news for Disney, whose Mars Needs Moms had a catastrophic $6.8 million opening weekend, on a budget reported at $150 million. More...

International Box Office: Giving Up Deadlines for Lent

This week is was Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Wednesday, and now it's the beginning of Lent. Because of this, a lot of international numbers were not as timely as I would like. And we are still stuck with a lot of studio estimates. Leading the way was The King's Speech with $18.9 million over the weekend for a total of $183.5 million internationally and just over $300 million worldwide. It grew by 31% in Japan to $1.61 million on 124 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.32 million after two. Meanwhile it was down just 11% in the U.K. to $1.76 million on 470 screens over the weekend for a total of $68.45 million after two months of release. More...

Weekend Preview: Will There Be a Battle For Top Spot?

Three films open at saturation level theater counts this weekend, and last weekend's number one film is still playing in over 3,000 theaters, so we could have a lot of depth in terms of box office strength. This time last year we had four wide releases, none of which were major hits. On the other hand, there was also Alice in Wonderland, which made more than $60 million during its sophomore stint alone. There's no film opening this weekend that can match that figure. In fact, all three films combined might not match that figure and 2011 will again lose ground against 2010. More...

Rango Leads 2011 but Can't End the Box Office Woes

There's very little good news at the box office this weekend, but we will start with some happy thoughts. Rango had the best opening weekend of the year, which helped the box office climb 23% from last weekend to $134 million. On the other hand, this time last year Alice in Wonderland opened with $116 million by itself, which means 2011 lost the year-over-year comparison by 32%. Year-to-date, 2011 now has $1.69 billion compared to last year's pace of $2.13 billion and it's not like it's going to get better over the coming weeks. More...

Depp vs. Depp

So far 2011 has been a bit of a bust with only one weekend winning the year-over-year comparison and not a single film opening with more that $40 million. Hopefully one of those records will change this weekend, as Rango looks to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Unfortunately, this time last year saw the release of Alice in Wonderland, the biggest March opening of all time. I can't imagine a scenario where 2011 doesn't lose even more ground on 2010. More...

2011 Preview: March

This is going to suck. February wasn't exactly a banner month at the box office and 2011 is already roughly $400 million behind 2010's pace. To make matters worse, last March broke records starting with the release of Alice in Wonderland. There is no movie coming out this month that will come close to Alice in Wonderland's performance; in fact, the number one film this March will likely not do as well as the second best film from last March. The best case scenario has the month producing three $100 million movies, plus a number of midlevel hits, while still failing to match last year's pace by about $100 million. The worst case scenario has two of the three potential $100 million hits missing that mark, plus the midlevel hits also struggling. In that case, we could end March about $300 million further behind 2010's pace. (Hopefully things will start to turn around in April.) More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/04 2 $6,730,885   2,840 $2,370   $6,730,885 1
2011/03/05 2 $9,087,645 +35% 2,840 $3,200   $15,818,530 2
2011/03/06 2 $5,339,200 -41% 2,840 $1,880   $21,157,730 3
2011/03/07 2 $1,490,225 -72% 2,840 $525   $22,647,955 4
2011/03/08 2 $1,689,800 +13% 2,840 $595   $24,337,755 5
2011/03/09 2 $1,278,525 -24% 2,840 $450   $25,616,280 6
2011/03/10 2 $1,375,980 +8% 2,840 $485   $26,992,260 7
2011/03/11 4 $3,414,995 +148% 2,847 $1,200   $30,407,255 8
2011/03/12 4 $5,237,110 +53% 2,847 $1,840   $35,644,365 9
2011/03/13 4 $2,945,230 -44% 2,846 $1,035   $38,589,595 10
2011/03/14 4 $1,024,920 -65% 2,846 $360   $39,614,515 11
2011/03/15 4 $1,281,150 +25% 2,846 $450   $40,895,665 12
2011/03/16 4 $1,053,390 -18% 2,846 $370   $41,949,055 13
2011/03/17 4 $897,985 -15% 2,846 $316   $42,847,040 14
2011/03/18 7 $1,808,885 +101% 2,655 $681   $44,655,925 15
2011/03/19 7 $2,593,500 +43% 2,655 $977   $47,249,425 16
2011/03/20 8 $1,370,125 -47% 2,655 $516   $48,619,550 17
2011/03/21 7 $492,100 -64% 2,655 $185   $49,111,650 18
2011/03/22 7 $571,425 +16% 2,655 $215   $49,683,075 19
2011/03/23 7 $465,500 -19% 2,655 $175   $50,148,575 20
2011/03/24 7 $477,495 +3% 2,655 $180   $50,626,070 21
2011/03/25 9 $1,278,555 +168% 2,279 $561   $51,904,625 22
2011/03/26 8 $1,985,340 +55% 2,279 $871   $53,889,965 23
2011/03/27 9 $1,026,900 -48% 2,279 $451   $54,916,865 24
2011/03/28 8 $353,710 -66% 2,279 $155   $55,270,575 25
2011/03/29 8 $399,555 +13% 2,279 $175   $55,670,130 26
2011/03/30 8 $341,425 -15% 2,279 $150   $56,011,555 27
2011/03/31 8 $376,410 +10% 2,279 $165   $56,387,965 28
2011/04/01 11 $678,625 +80% 1,525 $445   $57,066,590 29
2011/04/02 11 $975,985 +44% 1,525 $640   $58,042,575 30
2011/04/03 11 $488,020 -50% 1,525 $320   $58,530,595 31
2011/04/04 11 $160,125 -67% 1,525 $105   $58,690,720 32
2011/04/05 11 $205,190 +28% 1,525 $135   $58,895,910 33
2011/04/06 11 $160,125 -22% 1,525 $105   $59,056,035 34
2011/04/07 11 $175,665 +10% 1,525 $115   $59,231,700 35
2011/04/08 - $270,135 +54% 783 $345   $59,501,835 36
2011/04/09 - $418,905 +55% 783 $535   $59,920,740 37
2011/04/10 - $187,920 -55% 783 $240   $60,108,660 38
2011/04/11 - $62,375 -67% 783 $80   $60,171,035 39
2011/04/12 - $70,470 +13% 783 $90   $60,241,505 40
2011/04/13 - $66,555 -6% 783 $85   $60,308,060 41
2011/04/14 - $70,470 +6% 783 $90   $60,378,530 42
2011/04/15 - $104,425 +48% 348 $300   $60,482,955 43
2011/04/16 - $173,905 +67% 348 $500   $60,656,860 44
2011/04/17 - $78,285 -55% 348 $225   $60,735,145 45
2011/04/18 - $33,060 -58% 348 $95   $60,768,205 46
2011/04/19 - $38,280 +16% 348 $110   $60,806,485 47
2011/04/20 - $34,825 -9% 348 $100   $60,841,310 48
2011/04/21 - $45,240 +30% 348 $130   $60,886,550 49
2011/04/22 - $92,050 +103% 263 $350   $60,978,600 50
2011/04/23 - $101,255 +10% 263 $385   $61,079,855 51
2011/04/24 - $53,915 -47% 263 $205   $61,133,770 52
2011/04/25 - $26,225 -51% 263 $100   $61,159,995 53
2011/04/26 - $22,355 -15% 263 $85   $61,182,350 54
2011/04/27 - $21,005 -6% 263 $80   $61,203,355 55
2011/04/28 - $19,725 -6% 263 $75   $61,223,080 56
2011/04/29 20 $166,185 +743% 277 $600   $61,389,265 57
2011/04/30 - $228,525 +38% 277 $825   $61,617,790 58
2011/05/01 - $65,095 -72% 277 $235   $61,682,885 59
2011/05/02 - $20,775 -68% 277 $75   $61,703,660 60
2011/05/03 - $26,315 +27% 277 $95   $61,729,975 61
2011/05/04 - $22,160 -16% 277 $80   $61,752,135 62
2011/05/05 - $23,545 +6% 277 $85   $61,775,680 63
2011/05/06 - $89,225 +279% 215 $415   $61,864,905 64
2011/05/07 - $147,275 +65% 215 $685   $62,012,180 65
2011/05/08 - $44,910 -70% 215 $209   $62,057,090 66
2011/05/09 - $15,050 -66% 215 $70   $62,072,140 67
2011/05/10 - $20,425 +36% 215 $95   $62,092,565 68
2011/05/11 - $16,125 -21% 215 $75   $62,108,690 69
2011/05/12 - $18,275 +13% 215 $85   $62,126,965 70
2011/05/13 - $59,860 +228% 164 $365   $62,186,825 71
2011/05/14 - $77,900 +30% 164 $475   $62,264,725 72
2011/05/15 - $31,160 -60% 164 $190   $62,295,885 73
2011/05/16 - $11,480 -63% 164 $70   $62,307,365 74
2011/05/17 - $13,940 +21% 164 $85   $62,321,305 75
2011/05/18 - $12,300 -12% 164 $75   $62,333,605 76
2011/05/19 - $10,660 -13% 164 $65   $62,344,265 77
2011/05/20 - $35,955 +237% 116 $310   $62,380,220 78
2011/05/21 - $47,560 +32% 116 $410   $62,427,780 79
2011/05/22 - $25,535 -46% 116 $220   $62,453,315 80
2011/05/23 - $11,020 -57% 116 $95   $62,464,335 81
2011/05/24 - $10,995 n/c 116 $95   $62,475,330 82
2011/05/25 - $11,005 n/c 116 $95   $62,486,335 83
2011/05/26 - $9,310 -15% 98 $95   $62,495,645 84

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/04 2 $21,157,730   2,840 $7,450   $21,157,730 3
2011/03/11 4 $11,597,335 -45% 2,847 $4,074   $38,589,595 10
2011/03/18 7 $5,772,510 -50% 2,660 $2,170   $48,619,550 17
2011/03/25 9 $4,290,795 -26% 2,282 $1,880   $54,916,865 24
2011/04/01 11 $2,142,630 -50% 1,525 $1,405   $58,530,595 31
2011/04/08 17 $876,960 -59% 783 $1,120   $60,108,660 38
2011/04/15 23 $356,615 -59% 348 $1,025   $60,735,145 45
2011/04/22 25 $247,220 -31% 263 $940   $61,133,770 52
2011/04/29 23 $459,805 +86% 277 $1,660   $61,682,885 59
2011/05/06 26 $281,410 -39% 215 $1,309   $62,057,090 66
2011/05/13 32 $168,920 -40% 164 $1,030   $62,295,885 73
2011/05/20 37 $109,050 -35% 116 $940   $62,453,315 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/26/20112286,129 286,129$5,376,364$5,376,3641
7/3/2011784,303-71% 311,389$1,660,769$5,927,7152
7/10/2011846,651-45% 358,040$932,553$6,860,2693
7/17/20111632,665-30% 390,705$652,973$7,513,2424
7/24/20112524,634-25% 415,339$492,434$8,005,6765
7/31/20112720,955-15% 436,294$418,890$8,424,5666
8/7/20113012,155-42% 448,449$242,978$8,667,5447

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/26/2011197,711 97,711$2,292,300$2,292,3001
7/3/2011621,304-78% 119,015$617,605$2,909,9052
7/10/20111417,258-19% 136,273$500,303$3,410,2083
8/14/20111711,999 168,749$226,187$4,130,3028

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Cast

Matt Damon    David Norris
Emily Blunt    Elise Sellas
Anthony Mackie    Harry Mitchell
John Slattery    Richardson
Michael Kelly    Charlie Traynor
Terence Stamp    Thompson
Lisa Thoreson    Suburban Mom
Florence Kastriner    Suburban Mom
Phyllis McBryde    Suburban Neighbor
Natalie E. Carter    Subruban Neighbors
Chuck Scarborough    Himself
Jon Stewart    Himself
Darrell James LeNormand    Upstate Farmer
Michael R. Bloomberg    Himself
Kar    Political Consultant
R.J. Konner    Political Consultant
Susan D. Michaels    Reporter
Gregory Lay    Albert, Campaign Aide
Lauren Hodges    Robyn, Campaign Aide
James Carville    Himself
Mary Matalin    Herself
Amanda Mason Warren    Senior Campaign Aide
Anthony Ruivivar    McCrady
Sandhi Santini    Norris Supporter
Laurie Dawn    Norris Supporter
Christine Lucas    Christine, Charlie's Assistant
Betty Liu    Herself
Jim Edward Gately    Man in Madison Square Park
Don Hewitt Sr.    Bus Driver
Venida Evans    Bus Passanger
Kyoko    Bus Passanger
David Gregoire    Bus Passanger
Julie Hays    Susan, RSR Receptionist
Fabrizio Brienza    Miller
David Bishins    Burdensky
Kate Nowlin    Junior Partner
Rob Yang    Junior Partner
Jennifer Ehle    Brooklyn Ice House Bartender
Johnny Cicco    Johnny from Red Hook
Pedro Pascal    Maitre D' Paul De Santo
Michael Boyne    New Leaf Waiter
Sarah Bradford    New Leaf Waitress
Pete Epstein    Taxi Driver
Brian Haley    Police Officer Maes
Kirsty Meares    Police Sergeant
Laura Kenley    Onieals Waitress
Jessica Lee Keller    Lauren Elise's Best Friend
Donnie Keshawarz    Doanaldson
Kieran Campion    Donaldson's Aide
Sandi Carroll    Orthopedic Surgeon
Daniel Bazile    Himself
Shane McRae    Adrian Troussant Elise's Fiance
Meghan Andrews    Cedar Lake Receptionist
Sandra Berrios    Court Registrar
David Alan Basche    Thompson Aide
Joel de la Fuente    Thompson Aide
Mike DiSalvo    Thompson Aide
Dina Cataldi    DMV Clerk
Paul DiPaola    Courthouse Security Officer
Jason Kravits    New Yorker in Courthouse Lobby
Peter Jay Fernandez    County Clerk
Lawrence Leritz    Court Officer
Peter Benson    bureau Headquarters Staff
Leroy McClain    Bureau Headquarters Staff
Brit Whittle    Bureau Headquarters Staff
Wayne Scott Miller    Bureau Headquarters Staff
Lorenzo Pisoni    Bureau Headquarters Staff
Bart Wilder    Bureau Headquarters Staff

Production and Technical Credits

Director    George Nolfi
Screenwriter    George Nolfi
Based upon the short story 'Adjustment Team' by    Philip K. Dick
Producer    Michael Hackett
Producer    George Nolfi
Producer    Bill Carraro
Producer    Chris B. Moore
Executive Producer    Isa Dick Hackett
Executive Producer    Jonathan Gordon
Director of Photography    John Toll
Production Designer    Kevin Thompson
Editor    Jay Rabinowitz
Composer    Thomas Newman
Co-Producer    Joel Viertel
Associate Producer    Eric Kripke
Visual Effects Supervisor    Mark Russell
Costume Designer    Kasia Walicka Maimone
Casting Director    Amanda Mackey
Casting Director    Cathy Sandrich
Unit Production Manager    Michael Bederman
Co-Producer    Michael Bederman
Unit Production Manager    Bill Carraro
First Assistant Director    Stephen X. Apicella
Second Assistant Director    Justin Ritson
Art Director    Stephen Carter
Set Decorator    Susan Bode

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