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The Art of Getting By (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,430,241Details
International Box Office $558,794
Worldwide Box Office $1,989,035
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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

George is a lonely and fatalistic teen who’s made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, who is befriended by Sally, a beautiful and complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
18% - Rotten
Audience
47% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 17th, 2011 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: November 29th, 2011 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements including sexual content, language, teen drinking and partying.
(Rating bulletin 2169, 4/27/2011)
Running Time: 84 minutes
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Delayed Adulthood, Artists, Inspirational Teacher, Romance, Voiceover/Narration, Step-Family, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Mint Pictures, Gigi Films, Atlantic Pictures, Island Film Group, Island Bound Productions, Goldcrest Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,795 $1,306 Jul 8, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,379 $2,067 Jul 1, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,378 $135,232 Jun 24, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,696 $679,160 Jun 17, 2011 3

Cast

   George
   Sally
Michael Angarano    Dustin
Elizabeth Reaser    Charlotte
Rita Wilson    Vivian Sargent
Blair Underwood    Principal Bill Martinson
Sam Robards    George's Stepfather
Alicia Silverstone    Ms. Herman

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Gavin Wiesen
Producer    Kara Baker
Producer    Gia Walsh
Producer    Darren Goldberg
Producer    P. Jennifer Dana
Executive Producer    Andrew Levitas
Executive Producer    David Sweeney
Executive Producer    Henry Pincus
Executive Producer    Jonathan Gray
Executive Producer    Nick Quested
Executive Producer    Gretchen McGowan
Executive Producer    Anthony Gudas
Cinematographer    Ben Kutchins
Executive Producer    Mollie Goldstein
Production Designer    Kelly McGehee
Composer    Alec Puro
Producer    Mollie Goldstein

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 29th, 2011

November 29th, 2011

It's another relatively slow week on the home market. The two biggest release of the week don't come out till Friday, while there are few other releases to pick up the slack. As for the search for best and not necessarily the biggest, there are a few contenders. Cave of Forgotten Dreams earned Oscar-worthy reviews and the 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack is a clear contender for Pick of the Week. But in the end I went with Tucker and Dale vs. Evil on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Art of Getting By

November 29th, 2011

Helmed by first time writer / director Gavin Wiesen, The Art of Getting By had a great cast and very strong pre-release buzz. There was talk that the film would open wide, which would have been a rare feat for Fox Searchlight. However, while many people were bullish over the film's box office chances, the reviews were well below expectations and the film's semi-wide release was a disaster. Was this a fair result? Or does it deserve to find an audience on the home market? More...

Per Theater Chart: Cars 2 Wins in a Photo Finish

June 29th, 2011

Not only did Cars 2 win the overall box office race, but it also won the race on the per theater chart with an average of $16,072. A Better Life and PASSIONE: A Musical Adventure were right behind with $15,522 and $15,377 respectively. The final film in the $10,000 club was Bad Teacher, which was a surprise entrant with $10,365. More...

Per Theater Chart Gets Real

June 21st, 2011

A trio of documentaries led the way on the per theater chart starting with Buck. This filmed earned an average of $16,887 in four theaters, which is better than expected. Page One: Inside the New York Times opened with an average of $14,456 in two theaters, while JIG was right behind with an average of $14,086 in five. The overall box office leader, Green Lantern, also topped $10,000 on the per theater chart with an average of $13,935. The Tree of Life barely managed to stay ahead of the $10,000 mark with an average of $10,121; however, it is in its fourth week of release and it is playing in more than 100 theaters, so this is a fantastic result. More...

Weekend Numbers: Lantern in the Green, But Overall Box Office in the Red

June 20th, 2011

The overall box office box office this past weekend was as expected, more or less. A few of the films did a little bit better, a few missed expectations, but not by a lot. This helped the box office grow by 11% from last weekend to $153 million. Unfortunately, this weekend last year saw the release of Toy Story 3, which made $110 million by itself, so year-over-year there was a 23% drop-off. Year-to-date, 2011 is behind 2010 by 8% at $4.65 billion to $5.03 billion, but perhaps we can close that gap a little bit this coming weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Green Lantern Lights the Way

June 19th, 2011

As expected, Green Lantern led the way at the box office this weekend, based on studio estimates released on Sunday, but a weak performance on Saturday and an expected further decline on Sunday will leave it with a fairly modest $52.69 million weekend, according to Warner Bros.' estimate. That puts it behind X-Men: First Class ($55 million) and Thor ($66 million) so far as opening weekends for superhero movies are concerned, and its reviews suggest it won't have the legs of the other two. Mr. Popper's Penguins also under-performed compared to original expectations, although its $18.2 million debut is in line with the numbers Fox was expecting going in to the weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Lantern Pull in the Green?

June 16th, 2011

After a strong start to the summer, which actually began in late April, we could hit a real roadblock this weekend. The only film earning any kind of buzz is Green Lantern, and not all of that buzz is good. Additionally, this weekend last year was dominated by Toy Story 3, which opened with $110 million. There is a chance the top five films won't make that much this year. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/17 14 $679,160   610 $1,113   $679,160 3
2011/06/24 28 $135,232 -80% 307 $440   $1,351,980 10
2011/07/01 85 $2,067 -98% 7 $295   $1,425,839 17
2011/07/08 98 $1,306 -37% 5 $261   $1,429,260 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/17 13 $296,079   610 $485   $296,079 1
2011/06/18 14 $240,365 -19% 610 $394   $536,444 2
2011/06/19 15 $142,716 -41% 610 $234   $679,160 3
2011/06/20 13 $135,381 -5% 610 $222   $814,541 4
2011/06/21 14 $140,479 +4% 610 $230   $955,020 5
2011/06/22 13 $133,010 -5% 610 $218   $1,088,030 6
2011/06/23 13 $128,718 -3% 610 $211   $1,216,748 7
2011/06/24 - $49,716 -61% 307 $162   $1,266,464 8
2011/06/25 - $48,608 -2% 307 $158   $1,315,072 9
2011/06/26 - $36,908 -24% 307 $120   $1,351,980 10
2011/06/27 - $27,237 -26% 307 $89   $1,379,217 11
2011/06/28 - $27,007 -1% 307 $88   $1,406,224 12
2011/06/29 - $8,831 -67% 129 $68   $1,415,055 13
2011/06/30 - $8,717 -1% 129 $68   $1,423,772 14
2011/07/01 - $800 -91% 7 $114   $1,424,572 15
2011/07/02 - $760 -5% 7 $109   $1,425,332 16
2011/07/03 - $507 -33% 7 $72   $1,425,839 17
2011/07/04 84 $418 -18% 7 $60   $1,426,257 18
2011/07/05 - $696 +67% 7 $99   $1,426,953 19
2011/07/06 - $478 -31% 7 $68   $1,427,431 20
2011/07/07 - $523 +9% 7 $75   $1,427,954 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/17 14 $1,216,748   610 $1,995   $1,216,748 7
2011/06/24 31 $207,024 -83% 307 $674   $1,423,772 14
2011/07/01 85 $4,182 -98% 7 $597   $1,427,954 21
2011/07/08 102 $2,287 -45% 5 $457   $1,430,241 28

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