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American Splendor (2003)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,003,587Details
International Box Office $2,682,045
Worldwide Box Office $8,685,632
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
Top 2003 Movies at the Domestic Box Office 155 $6,003,587
Top 2003 Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 26 $6,003,587
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 50,583 $539
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 2,524 $9,484
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 38,320 $923
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 48,925 $588
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 333 $26,618
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 11,910 $3,091
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 47,122 $639
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 4,358 $6,602
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 24,272 $1,608
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 39,495 $881
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 50,198 $550
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 1,198 $14,199
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 36,741 $981
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 47,603 $626
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 34,163 $1,083
Highest Weekend Theater Average for Limited Release Movies 19,945 $1,963
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 159 $8,685,632
All Time Worldwide Box Office 6,192 $8,685,632
All Time International Box Office for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 147 $2,682,045
All Time International Box Office 4,682 $2,682,045
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office for Limited Release Movies 424 $8,393,068
All Time Domestic Inflation Adjusted Box Office 5,218 $8,393,068
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 450 $6,003,587
All Time Domestic Box Office for Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Movies 132 $6,003,587
All Time Domestic Box Office 5,519 $6,003,587

Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 15th, 2003 (Limited) by Fine Line
Video Release: February 3rd, 2004 by HBO Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language
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Keywords: Artists, Independent/Other Comics, Biography, Breaking the Fourth Wall
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,529 $16,718 Nov 28, 2003 108
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 433 $16,718 Nov 28, 2003 108
Highest Theater Average 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,020 $539 Nov 28, 2003 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,459 $35,056 Nov 21, 2003 101
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 344 $35,056 Nov 21, 2003 101
Highest Theater Average 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 664 $923 Nov 21, 2003 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,641 $39,250 Nov 14, 2003 94
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 373 $39,250 Nov 14, 2003 94
Highest Theater Average 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 712 $981 Nov 14, 2003 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,944 $34,636 Nov 7, 2003 87
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 475 $34,636 Nov 7, 2003 87
Highest Theater Average 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,363 $550 Nov 7, 2003 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,188 $37,555 Oct 31, 2003 80
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 524 $37,555 Oct 31, 2003 80
Highest Theater Average 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,389 $626 Oct 31, 2003 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,504 $37,623 Oct 24, 2003 73
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 614 $37,623 Oct 24, 2003 73
Highest Theater Average 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,602 $588 Oct 24, 2003 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,564 $54,973 Oct 17, 2003 66
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 590 $54,973 Oct 17, 2003 66
Highest Theater Average 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,683 $639 Oct 17, 2003 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,288 $107,520 Oct 10, 2003 59
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 480 $107,520 Oct 10, 2003 59
Highest Theater Average 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,436 $881 Oct 10, 2003 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,075 $200,361 Oct 3, 2003 52
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 395 $200,361 Oct 3, 2003 52
Highest Theater Average 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,369 $1,083 Oct 3, 2003 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,173 $287,771 Sep 26, 2003 45
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 354 $287,771 Sep 26, 2003 45
Highest Theater Average 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,026 $1,608 Sep 26, 2003 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,221 $510,330 Sep 19, 2003 38
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 273 $510,330 Sep 19, 2003 38
Highest Theater Average 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 945 $1,963 Sep 19, 2003 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,434 $840,774 Sep 12, 2003 31
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 229 $840,774 Sep 12, 2003 31
Highest Theater Average 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 617 $3,091 Sep 12, 2003 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,451 $580,938 Sep 5, 2003 24
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 337 $580,938 Sep 5, 2003 24
Highest Theater Average 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 184 $6,602 Sep 5, 2003 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,843 $834,561 Aug 29, 2003 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 268 $834,561 Aug 29, 2003 17
Highest Theater Average 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 184 $9,484 Aug 29, 2003 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,699 $454,375 Aug 22, 2003 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 470 $454,375 Aug 22, 2003 10
Highest Theater Average 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 238 $14,199 Aug 22, 2003 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,716 $159,705 Aug 15, 2003 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 1,062 $159,705 Aug 15, 2003 3
Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies 261 $26,618 Aug 15, 2003 3
Top 2003 Theater Average Limited Release Movies at the Domestic Box Office 7 $26,618 Aug 15, 2003 3
Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release 535 $6,003,587 Aug 15, 2003 0
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 3,675 $6,003,587 Aug 15, 2003 0
Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies 417 266 Aug 15, 2003 0

Cast

Paul Giamatti    Harvey Pekar
Hope Davis    Joyce Brabner
Molly Shannon    Stage Actor Joyce
Josh Hutcherson    Robin

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Big Week for Smaller Movies

March 12th, 2004

Half a dozen films open in limited release, including IMAX's first release of the year and one of the widest all-time. More...

WGA Announces Winners over the Weekend

February 23rd, 2004

In amongst the more than a dozen awards handed out at the 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards on Saturday were two for theatrical releases. More...

DVD Releases for February 3, 2004

February 2nd, 2004

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King Oscar, Lord of the Nominations

January 27th, 2004

Nominations for the 76the Annual Academy Awards were announced today. As always, here is a list of the nominations, plus reactions below. More...

2004 WGA Nominations Announced

January 26th, 2004

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January 25th, 2004

With the awards ceremony only hours away, here's one last look at the theatrical nominations for tonight's 61st annual Golden Globes awards. More...

2003 SAG Nominations Announced

January 18th, 2004

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On the Winning Side

September 9th, 2003


Results Good Enough to make Harvey Pekar Smile

September 3rd, 2003


Limited Releases Rule the Per Theater Average Chart

August 26th, 2003


Weaker than Expected New Releases Don't Help Holdovers

August 26th, 2003


Wide Releases Offer Little to Audiences

August 22nd, 2003


Splendid Opening

August 18th, 2003


Movie Websites Launches for August 7 - August 13

August 13th, 2003


Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/08/15 38 $159,705   6 $26,618   $159,705 3
2003/08/22 24 $454,375 +185% 32 $14,199   $716,971 10
2003/08/29 20 $834,561 +84% 88 $9,484   $1,772,289 17
2003/09/05 22 $580,938 -30% 88 $6,602   $2,829,651 24
2003/09/12 16 $840,774 +45% 272 $3,091   $3,871,437 31
2003/09/19 20 $510,330 -39% 260 $1,963   $4,640,236 38
2003/09/26 24 $287,771 -44% 179 $1,608   $5,102,643 45
2003/10/03 27 $200,361 -30% 185 $1,083   $5,404,960 52
2003/10/10 32 $107,520 -46% 122 $881   $5,591,638 59
2003/10/17 48 $54,973 -49% 86 $639   $5,688,932 66
2003/10/24 46 $37,623 -32% 64 $588   $5,755,696 73
2003/10/31 50 $37,555 n/c 60 $626   $5,811,096 80
2003/11/07 48 $34,636 -8% 63 $550   $5,863,478 87
2003/11/14 45 $39,250 +13% 40 $981   $5,918,942 94
2003/11/21 45 $35,056 -11% 38 $923   $5,977,550 101
2003/11/28 60 $16,718 -52% 31 $539   $6,003,587 108

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/08/15 40 $262,596   6 $43,766   $262,596 7
2003/08/22 24 $675,132 +157% 32 $21,098   $937,728 14
2003/08/29 21 $1,310,985 +94% 88 $14,898   $2,248,713 21
2003/09/05 23 $781,950 -40% 88 $8,886   $3,030,663 28
2003/09/12 16 $1,099,243 +41% 272 $4,041   $4,129,906 35
2003/09/19 19 $684,966 -38% 260 $2,634   $4,814,872 42
2003/09/26 24 $389,727 -43% 179 $2,177   $5,204,599 49
2003/10/03 23 $279,519 -28% 185 $1,511   $5,484,118 56
2003/10/10 33 $149,841 -46% 122 $1,228   $5,633,959 63
2003/10/17 41 $84,114 -44% 86 $978   $5,718,073 70
2003/10/24 48 $55,468 -34% 64 $867   $5,773,541 77
2003/10/31 44 $55,301 n/c 60 $922   $5,828,842 84
2003/11/07 47 $50,850 -8% 63 $807   $5,879,692 91
2003/11/14 46 $62,802 +24% 40 $1,570   $5,942,494 98
2003/11/21 45 $44,375 -29% 38 $1,168   $5,986,869 105

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