Along Came Polly

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $88,073,507Details
International Box Office $84,970,903
Worldwide Box Office $173,044,410
Further financial details...

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  4. Video Sales
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
26% - Rotten
Audience
47% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$42,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 16th, 2004 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: June 8th, 2004 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, language, crude humor and some drug references
Keywords: Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Jersey Films

DVD Releases for June 8, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Last week there were nearly 700 new releases, but the list of releases this week is just a third the length. However, in many ways it's a much stronger week with three or four candidates for DVD pick of the week. Some of the candidates were the multiple Oscar winning Mystic River - Buy from Amazon and the hilarious SCTV - Buy from Amazon. But in the end I went with The Dead Zone - The Complete Second Season - Buy from Amazon, one of the best Stephen King adaptations in the past decade, although I'll probably end up buying all three anyway. More...

Passion\'s Top Draw

Another 7 openings helped keep The Passion of the Christ in top spot with $25.4 million. And the same pattern is holding true, the smaller the market the better the result. In Spain it opened to $3.2 million, about on par with Gothika's opening at the end of February. In South Korea it opened first with $2.3 million, significantly below the local productions that have been taking tops spot for most of the year. So far the film has earned just over $80 million internationally and over $400 million worldwide. More...

International Audiences do a Double Take

With no new wider releases the top five international box office finished in the same order as last weekend. The Passion of the Christ again topped the week thanks to number one openings in many markets and even a few records. The biggest slice of its estimated $16 million take came from the U.K. where it finished first, sort of. Including previews its $3.6 was strong enough for first place; if you don't include previews then it drops to third place behind the debut of Dawn of the Dead and the second weekend of Starsky and Hutch. The film again had strong results in small markets breaking records in Argentina and Venezuela. Total international run now sits at $58.7 million in 36 markets, good, but certainly not comparable to its domestic total. More...

Passions Rise Internationally

The Passion of the Christ had mixed openings during its fourth weekend in international release. In Latin America is performed very well, where it made two thirds of its $15 million weekend take, breaking records in Chile and Central America along the way. On the flip side it could only manage a paltry $2.3 million in Germany, half of first place Brother Bear and on par with Gothika's opening earlier in the year. It would have been more impressive if the situation was reversed. After all, record breaking performances throughout Latin American won't earn as much as a blockbuster performance in Germany. Overall Passions has pulled in $32.3 million in 19, mostly smaller markets. More...

Polly Wants the Number One Position?

Without an international breakout hit, the domestic slowdown is still affecting the international box-office. This week a single massive opening in a major market could have put a film in the top five. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. But a string of strong openings helped push Along Came Polly into first place with $12.4 million. It's still early in its international run, but with $40.2 million so far and with some big markets left it should beat its domestic total. More...

Box Office Woes extend Overseas

The earlier domestic box office slow down is starting to affect the international box office as no movie could manage $10 million or more at the box office. Compare that to last week when three movies managed that feat. Even winning 11 Oscars didn't help Lord of the Rings: Return of the King's international box office as it dropped 15% to $9.4 million, although that was enough for it to reclaim the weekly crown. Overall its international total is now just shy of $680 million while its worldwide total is nearing $1.05 billion. More...

Million Dollar Dates

Mixed would be the best way to describe the weekend results. With the exception of the number one film, all movies beat Friday's predictions. However, the overall box office was again failed to match last year's pace. Valentine's Day and President's Day helped the 3-day total increase by more than 10% from last weekend, but it was down 14% from last year. The four-day total fared better, but by a barely noticeable margin dropping 13%. More...

Valentines Day / President\'s Day Double Shot

With both Valentine's Day and President's Day occurring this weekend, there are twice as many reasons to see a movie. And with only one movie opening wide, it should open huge. Holdovers should also perform well given the extra day, but they will have a hard time living up to last year. More...

The Barbers Finish on Top while the Hockey Stars fail to win Gold

February started out strong, at least compared to January, with two of the three wide releases performing strongly. And even though we saw a sharp 17% increase from last weekend, 2004 continues losing ground to 2003. It fell 8% from last same weekend last year and maintaining its year to date decline of 8%. And next week 50 First Dates will need a near record performance lest 2004 drop even further back. More...

Serving Notice

There was a surprise upset this weekend for top spot on the charts. But even with the number one film beating expectations by more than $12 million, the overall box office still couldn't meet expectations. Total box office was done 5.2% from last weekend, dropping below the $100 million mark. Year to date 2004 was already down 6% from last year and this weekend didn't help the cause; it dropped 18.4% from last year, but just 5.2% from last Superbowl weekend. More...

Yikes. Just yikes.

It's been a while since the prospects for catching a good movie at the theatres was this bad. And it's not like there's lack of wide releases this week. There are three of them. Three wide releases with combined reviews of only 17% positive. In fact, the box office race for top spot should prove more interesting that any of the movies trying to get there. More...

Effective Marketing

There seems to be a pattern developing for 2004. The number one movie surprises, but the overall box office is lower than expected. This week was no different. The total box office was down from last weekend's 3-day total, which is not surprising as last weekend was a long weekend. But it dropped by a massive 24.7%. The performance compared to last year that is more troubling. Before the weekend 2004 was 7% behind 2003 and at first glance this weekend was almost flat compared to last year, down less than $200,000 or just 0.002%. But this weekend last year was Superbowl weekend, so the performance is really more equivalent to a 10% drop. More...

That 70s Showdown

Two movies staring That '70s Show alumnus open this weekend, and while neither of them will be recognized with any major awards, they probably won't light up the box office either. In fact, next weekend isn't looking that spectacular either. The box office should pick up again in February. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/01/16 1 $8,877,225   2,984 $2,975   $8,877,225 1
2004/01/17 1 $11,354,120 +28% 2,984 $3,805   $20,231,345 2
2004/01/18 1 $7,489,840 -34% 2,984 $2,510   $27,721,185 3
2004/01/19 1 $4,729,640 -37% 2,984 $1,585   $32,450,825 4
2004/01/20 1 $1,670,000 -65% 2,984 $560   $34,121,000 5
2004/01/21 1 $1,328,000 -20% 2,984 $445   $35,449,000 6
2004/01/22 1 $1,642,000 +24% 2,984 $550   $36,911,000 7
2004/01/23 2 $5,000,000 +205% 2,995 $1,669   $41,900,000 8
2004/01/24 1 $7,592,325 +52% 2,995 $2,535   $49,534,840 9
2004/01/25 2 $3,728,775 -51% 2,995 $1,245   $53,263,615 10
2004/01/26 2 $840,000 -77% 2,995 $280   $54,104,000 11
2004/01/27 2 $855,000 +2% 2,995 $285   $54,958,000 12
2004/01/28 2 $882,000 +3% 2,995 $294   $55,840,000 13
2004/01/29 2 $852,000 -3% 2,995 $284   $56,692,000 14
2004/01/30 3 $3,000,000 +252% 3,050 $984   $59,700,000 15
2004/01/31 2 $4,776,000 +59% 3,052 $1,565   $64,627,000 16
2004/02/01 2 $2,137,000 -55% 3,052 $700   $66,002,555 17
2004/02/02 3 $549,000 -74% 3,052 $180   $66,552,000 18
2004/02/03 2 $594,000 +8% 3,052 $195   $67,146,000 19
2004/02/04 2 $534,000 -10% 3,052 $175   $67,680,000 20
2004/02/05 2 $520,000 -3% 3,052 $170   $68,200,000 21
2004/02/06 5 $2,000,000 +285% 2,955 $677   $70,200,000 22
2004/02/07 4 $3,224,220 +61% 2,958 $1,090   $73,420,620 23
2004/02/08 6 $1,625,435 -50% 2,958 $550   $75,046,055 24
2004/02/09 4 $370,000 -77% 2,958 $125   $75,416,055 25
2004/02/10 4 $386,000 +4% 2,958 $130   $75,802,000 26
2004/02/11 4 $355,000 -8% 2,958 $120   $76,157,000 27
2004/02/12 4 $400,000 +13% 2,958 $135   $76,557,000 28
2004/02/13 6 $1,000,000 +150% 2,545 $393   $77,600,000 29
2004/02/14 5 $2,632,125 +163% 2,543 $1,035   $80,193,595 30
2004/02/15 8 $1,195,210 -55% 2,543 $470   $81,388,805 31
2004/02/16 8 $623,035 -48% 2,543 $245   $82,011,840 32
2004/02/17 9 $281,000 -55% 2,543 $110   $82,292,000 33
2004/02/18 9 $267,000 -5% 2,543 $105   $82,559,000 34
2004/02/19 10 $254,000 -5% 2,543 $100   $82,813,000 35

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/01/16 1 $27,721,185   2,984 $9,290   $27,721,185 3
2004/01/23 2 $16,352,625 -41% 2,995 $5,460   $53,263,615 10
2004/01/30 3 $9,310,060 -43% 3,052 $3,050   $66,002,555 17
2004/02/06 4 $6,846,305 -26% 2,958 $2,315   $75,046,055 24
2004/02/13 6 $4,831,820 -29% 2,543 $1,900   $81,388,805 31
2004/02/20 14 $2,142,535 -56% 1,714 $1,250   $84,955,980 38
2004/02/27 19 $690,560 -68% 664 $1,040   $86,149,245 45
2004/03/05 24 $365,105 -47% 408 $895   $86,699,955 52
2004/03/12 30 $248,040 -32% 312 $795   $87,062,135 59
2004/03/19 26 $208,275 -16% 248 $840   $87,379,545 66
2004/03/26 30 $142,120 -32% 209 $680   $87,596,035 73
2004/04/02 35 $100,860 -29% 164 $615   $87,751,215 80
2004/04/09 46 $61,880 -39% 119 $520   $87,856,565 87
2004/05/28 69 $28,522   36 $792   $88,073,507 136

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/6/200619100,313 100,313$0$0113

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Cast

Ben Stiller    Ruben
Jennifer Aniston    Polly Prince
Philip Seymour Hoffman    Sandy
Debra Messing    Lisa
Hank Azaria    Claude
Bryan Brown    Leland Van Lew
Alec Baldwin    Stan Indursky
Jsu Garcia    Javier
Michele Lee    Vivian Feffer
Bob Dishy    Irving Feffer
Cheryl Hines    Catering Manager
Kevin Hart    Vic

Production and Technical Credits

Director    John Hamburg
Screenwriter    John Hamburg
Producer    Danny DeVito
Producer    Michael Shamberg
Producer    Stacey Sher
Executive Producer    Jane Bartelme
Executive Producer    Dan Levine
Cinematographer    Seamus McGarvey
Editor    William Kerr
Editor    Nick Moore
Composer    Theodore Shapiro
Music Supervisor    Randall Poster
Production Designer    Andrew Laws
Art Director    Martin Whist
Set Designer    Mary Saisselin
Set Designer    Gregory A. Berry
Set Decorator    Don Diers
Costume Designer    Cindy Evans
Sound    Geoffrey Patterson
Supervising Sound Editor    Darren King
Special Effects Coordinator    Greg Curtis
Stunt Coordinator    Alex Daniels
Choreography    Joann Fregalette Jansen
Choreography    Anne Fletcher
Associate Producer    Anders Bard
Assistant Director    Daniel Silverberg
Second Unit Director    Alex Daniels
Second Unit Camera    Larry Blanford
Casting    Kathleen Chopin