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Arthur (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,035,397Details
International Box Office $14,752,546
Worldwide Box Office $47,787,943
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,765,808 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,087,620 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $6,853,428
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

In this fresh new look at a classic story, Russell Brand reinvents the role of loveable billionaire Arthur Bach, an irresponsible charmer who has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of his lifelong nanny and best friend Hobson (Helen Mirren), to keep him out of trouble. Kind-hearted, fun-loving, and utterly without purpose, Arthur spends every day in the heedless pursuit of amusement. But when his unpredictable public image threatens the staid reputation of the family foundation, Bach Worldwide, he is given an ultimatum: marry the beautiful but decidedly unlovable Susan Johnson (Jennifer Garner), an ambitious corporate exec who can keep him in line, or say goodbye to his billion-dollar inheritance and the only way of life he knows. It's a deal Arthur would be inclined to take...if he hadn't just fallen for Naomi (Greta Gerwig), a New York City tour guide who shares his idealism and spontaneity. The independent Naomi sees Arthur not only for who he is, but for who he could be, and finally gives him a reason to take charge of his own life. All he needs to do is stand up for what he wants. But at what cost? With some unconventional help from Hobson--the one person who always believed he could do anything--Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and learn what it means to become a man.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
26% - Rotten
Audience
44% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 8th, 2011 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: July 15th, 2011 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for alcohol use throughout, sexual content, language and some drug references.
(Rating bulletin 2163, 3/16/2011)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: Delayed Adulthood, Dysfunctional Family, Romance, Cross-Class Romance, Inheritance, Addiction, Narcotics
Source:Remake
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,046 $46,211 Jun 3, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,894 $85,251 May 27, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,929 $131,220 May 20, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,939 $237,839 May 13, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,616 $218,460 May 6, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,929 $1,008,363 Apr 29, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,772 $4,066,109 Apr 22, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,656 $6,755,340 Apr 15, 2011 10
Biggest April Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 182 $12,222,756 Apr 8, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,480 $12,222,756 Apr 8, 2011 3
Widest Opening Weekend 483 3,276 Apr 8, 2011 3
Biggest April Day at the Domestic Box Office 383 $5,011,048 Apr 9, 2011 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,534 $5,011,048 Apr 9, 2011 2
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,131 2.72 Apr 8, 2011 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,290 36.8% Apr 8, 2011 1

Cast

   Arthur
   Hobson
Greta Gerwig    Naomi
   Susan
Geraldine James    Vivienne
Luis Guzman    Bitterman
Nick Nolte    Burt Johnson
Christina Calph    Tiffany
Murphy Guyer    Officer Kaplan
Jose Ramon Rosario    Employment Clerk
John Hodgman    Candy Store Clerk
Scott Adsit    Gummy Bear Man
Evander Holyfield    Boxing Trianer
Peter Van Wagner    Naomi's Dad
Robert Clohessy    Veteran Cop
Ed Herbstman    Rookie Cop
Jared Parker    Wedding Kid
Tom Toner    Wedding Priest
Richard Bekins    Chancellor
Matt Malloy    Spoon Guy
Nigel Barker    Photographer
Tuffy Questell    Tito
Sara Chase    Journalist #1
Ali Reza Farahnakian    Journalist #2
Kimberly Pauley    Journalist #3
Brian McElhaney    College Student
Charlie Hewson    Receptionist / Best Man
Peter Brouwer    Auctioneer
Saul Stein    Officer #2
Stink Fisher    Foreman
Debbie Lee Jones    Kissed Woman
Pascal Yen-Pfister    Maitre D'
Dylan Clark Marshall    Boy on Tour
Steven Rosen    Grand Central Waiter
Leslie Hendrix    Alice Johnson
George Feaster    James
Ed Jewett    Group Leader
John Carrafa    Choreographer
Jennie Eisenhower    Maid of Honor
Sean G. Tarjoto    Bookstore Clerk
Pamela Holden Stewart    Librarian
Skai Jackson    Libary Girl #1
Tori Feinstein    Library Girl #2
Jackson T. Nicoll    Library Boy #2
Caden Draper    Library Boy #2
Jase Draper    Library Boy #3

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Larry Brezner
Producer    Kevin McCormick
Producer    Chris Bender
Producer    Michael Tadross
Executive Producer    Scott Kroopf
Executive Producer    J.C. Spink
Executive Producer    Russell Brand
Executive Producer    Nik Linnen
Co-Producer    Langley Perer
Screenwriter    Peter Baynham
Story Creator    Steve Gordon
Cinematographer    Uta Briesewitz
Editor    Brent White
Production Designer    Sarah Knowles
Composer    Theodore Shapiro
Music Supervisor    Jojo Villanueva

Blu-ray Sales: Rango Feels At Home on Top

July 28th, 2011

Despite only going on sale on Friday, Rango led all new releases and took top spot on the Blu-ray sales chart. It wasn't even really close, as it sold 353,000 units and generated $7.05 million. Its opening week Blu-ray ratio of 37% is strong, especially for a kids movie. More...

DVD Sales: Rango Wrangles Top Spot

July 26th, 2011

Despite only coming out on Friday, Rango was the best new release and led the weekly DVD sales chart. From Friday through Sunday, the film sold 611,000 units while generating $9.77 million in sales. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 12th, 2011

July 11th, 2011

After one of the worst weeks on the home market I've seen, there's an uptick of first run releases this week. This includes the first release of 2011 to reach $100 million at the box office, Rango. However, that film doesn't hit the home market till Friday, so this Tuesday is even weaker. There are a few other midlevel releases coming out this week to bolster the overall strength of the market, but while it is better than most third quarter offerings, I'm still itching for the fall to start. As for the best release of the week, Rango's Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is the clear winner there and it is our Pick of the Week. More...

The Slump is Dead

April 19th, 2011

Woo hoo! 2011 finally won a week without having to rely on a misaligned holiday. Granted, the overall box office was about $20 million lower than expected, but I don't care. At this point I will take any win we can get. The overall box office was $130 million, which is 12% higher than last weekend and 8% higher from the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2011 is still down by a tragic amount, 19% to be precise at $2.65 billion to $3.29 billion, but at least we are moving in the right direction and if we can add a couple more wins before summer starts, it would be great. More...

Weekend Preview: Studios Look to Start Summer Early

April 14th, 2011

While 2011 has been a year to forget, we could see that turn around this weekend with two potentially massive hits, at least compared to the average April release. Historically, April has the fewest $100 million hits over the past several years, but this year should buck that trend with Hop well on its way to that milestone, and both wide releases this weekend could also get there. Scream 4 and Rio are both tracking head of Hop's opening and by Monday could both be in the top five April openings of all time. Will that be enough to help 2011 finally earn an uncontested win in the year-over-year comparison? The total box office this time last year was $120 million, while the top two films should earn more than $40 million each. If the rest of the box office can't at least earn another $40 million, we are in serious trouble. More...

Box Office Suffers as Most New Releases Miss Their Mark

April 11th, 2011

Ugh. It's time to break out the thesaurus to look up different ways of saying, "disappointing". This past weekend three of the four new releases missed expectations, while the holdovers were not able to compensate. This led to a 7% drop-off from last weekend to $116 million, which was 9% lower than the same weekend last year. 2011 continues its depressing pace and is now behind 2010 by 21% at $2.49 billion to $3.13 billion. Hopefully things will turn around next weekend. We need at least one win going into summer, or we could be in desperate trouble. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hop Wins Comfortably as Arthur Stalls

April 10th, 2011

It's looking like another disappointing weekend at the box office, with Arthur performing well below expectations with a weak $12.6 million opening to leave Hop as the clear winner for a second consecutive weekend. The bunny movie posted an estimated $21.7 million, down 42% from its opening, which isn't bad, and it will be helped by Easter, one suspects. There were also some signs of life from two other openers: Hanna and Soul Surfer. More...

How High Will the New Releases Reach?

April 7th, 2011

So far 2011 has been a disappointment and the industry is desperate for a win before we get into the lucrative summer blockbuster season. We don't want to start summer with a slump hanging over our heads. Last weekend Hop got off to a faster than expected start, and if one or two of this week's new releases do the same, we could have our first legitimate win in the year-over-year comparison. That's not likely. Last Year we had three films earn more than $20 million, while this year Hop's the only one likely to do the same. We do have some good news, as three of the four new releases have a good shot at topping original expectations and perhaps the depth further down the box office chart will be enough. More...

2011 Preview: April

April 1st, 2011

Another month has gone by and 2011 has slipped further behind 2010's pace. March was a bit of an improvement over the first two months, but only in the most generous of terms. It still lost ground to 2010, but not at the same disastrous pace as January and February did. There is some good news, as last April was rather weak and there's a chance 2011 could actually gain ground. After all, only Clash of the Titans earned $100 million last year (although Date Night came awfully close). This year, there are three or four films that could hit the century mark. That would be welcome news indeed. On a side note, April is usually a bit of a dumping ground as studios fear going head-to-head with summer blockbusters opening in May. However, I get the feeling that this year they are hoping to extend summer by having it open a couple of weeks early. Maybe they'll succeed. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/08 3 $12,222,756   3,276 $3,731   $12,222,756 3
2011/04/15 6 $6,755,340 -45% 3,276 $2,062   $22,163,757 10
2011/04/22 11 $4,066,109 -40% 2,770 $1,468   $29,216,091 17
2011/04/29 16 $1,008,363 -75% 1,251 $806   $31,671,622 24
2011/05/06 28 $218,460 -78% 355 $615   $32,245,384 31
2011/05/13 29 $237,839 +9% 344 $691   $32,568,507 38
2011/05/20 34 $131,220 -45% 237 $554   $32,800,840 45
2011/05/27 40 $85,251 -35% 77 $1,107   $32,940,097 52
2011/06/03 43 $46,211 -46% 62 $745   $33,015,696 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/08 2 $4,498,436   3,276 $1,373   $4,498,436 1
2011/04/09 3 $5,011,048 +11% 3,276 $1,530   $9,509,484 2
2011/04/10 3 $2,713,272 -46% 3,276 $828   $12,222,756 3
2011/04/11 3 $808,035 -70% 3,276 $247   $13,030,791 4
2011/04/12 3 $982,013 +22% 3,276 $300   $14,012,804 5
2011/04/13 3 $707,055 -28% 3,276 $216   $14,719,859 6
2011/04/14 3 $688,558 -3% 3,276 $210   $15,408,417 7
2011/04/15 6 $2,129,315 +209% 3,276 $650   $17,537,732 8
2011/04/16 6 $3,004,880 +41% 3,276 $917   $20,542,612 9
2011/04/17 6 $1,621,145 -46% 3,276 $495   $22,163,757 10
2011/04/18 6 $616,318 -62% 3,276 $188   $22,780,075 11
2011/04/19 5 $804,424 +31% 3,276 $246   $23,584,499 12
2011/04/20 6 $691,009 -14% 3,276 $211   $24,275,508 13
2011/04/21 6 $874,474 +27% 3,276 $267   $25,149,982 14
2011/04/22 11 $1,582,321 +81% 2,770 $571   $26,732,303 15
2011/04/23 11 $1,564,642 -1% 2,770 $565   $28,296,945 16
2011/04/24 11 $919,146 -41% 2,770 $332   $29,216,091 17
2011/04/25 11 $473,227 -49% 2,770 $171   $29,689,318 18
2011/04/26 11 $364,463 -23% 2,770 $132   $30,053,781 19
2011/04/27 11 $308,120 -15% 2,770 $111   $30,361,901 20
2011/04/28 11 $301,358 -2% 2,770 $109   $30,663,259 21
2011/04/29 15 $335,122 +11% 1,251 $268   $30,998,381 22
2011/04/30 16 $425,277 +27% 1,251 $340   $31,423,658 23
2011/05/01 16 $247,964 -42% 1,251 $198   $31,671,622 24
2011/05/02 16 $84,349 -66% 1,251 $67   $31,755,971 25
2011/05/03 16 $106,078 +26% 1,251 $85   $31,862,049 26
2011/05/04 16 $88,388 -17% 1,251 $71   $31,950,437 27
2011/05/05 16 $76,487 -13% 1,251 $61   $32,026,924 28
2011/05/06 - $67,161 -12% 355 $189   $32,094,085 29
2011/05/07 - $86,007 +28% 355 $242   $32,180,092 30
2011/05/08 - $65,292 -24% 355 $184   $32,245,384 31
2011/05/09 - $18,935 -71% 355 $53   $32,264,319 32
2011/05/10 - $26,130 +38% 355 $74   $32,290,449 33
2011/05/11 - $19,336 -26% 355 $54   $32,309,785 34
2011/05/12 - $20,883 +8% 355 $59   $32,330,668 35
2011/05/13 - $71,145 +241% 344 $207   $32,401,813 36
2011/05/14 - $102,938 +45% 344 $299   $32,504,751 37
2011/05/15 - $63,756 -38% 344 $185   $32,568,507 38
2011/05/16 - $23,865 -63% 344 $69   $32,592,372 39
2011/05/17 - $30,547 +28% 344 $89   $32,622,919 40
2011/05/18 - $23,827 -22% 344 $69   $32,646,746 41
2011/05/19 - $22,874 -4% 344 $66   $32,669,620 42
2011/05/20 - $41,325 +81% 237 $174   $32,710,945 43
2011/05/21 - $53,991 +31% 237 $228   $32,764,936 44
2011/05/22 - $35,904 -34% 237 $151   $32,800,840 45
2011/05/23 - $15,512 -57% 237 $65   $32,816,352 46
2011/05/24 - $14,472 -7% 237 $61   $32,830,824 47
2011/05/25 - $11,973 -17% 237 $51   $32,842,797 48
2011/05/26 - $12,049 +1% 204 $59   $32,854,846 49
2011/05/27 - $24,749 +105% 77 $321   $32,879,595 50
2011/05/28 - $31,966 +29% 77 $415   $32,911,561 51
2011/05/29 - $28,536 -11% 77 $371   $32,940,097 52
2011/05/30 48 $10,957 -62% 77 $142   $32,951,054 53
2011/05/31 - $6,403 -42% 77 $83   $32,957,457 54
2011/06/01 - $5,827 -9% 77 $76   $32,963,284 55
2011/06/02 - $6,201 +6% 77 $81   $32,969,485 56
2011/06/03 - $18,170 +193% 62 $293   $32,987,655 57
2011/06/04 - $18,694 +3% 62 $302   $33,006,349 58
2011/06/05 - $9,347 -50% 62 $151   $33,015,696 59
2011/06/06 - $5,041 -46% 62 $81   $33,020,737 60
2011/06/07 - $5,351 +6% 62 $86   $33,026,088 61
2011/06/08 - $4,528 -15% 62 $73   $33,030,616 62
2011/06/09 - $4,781 +6% 62 $77   $33,035,397 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/08 3 $15,408,417   3,276 $4,703   $15,408,417 7
2011/04/15 6 $9,741,565 -37% 3,276 $2,974   $25,149,982 14
2011/04/22 9 $5,513,277 -43% 2,770 $1,990   $30,663,259 21
2011/04/29 16 $1,363,665 -75% 1,251 $1,090   $32,026,924 28
2011/05/06 27 $303,744 -78% 355 $856   $32,330,668 35
2011/05/13 28 $338,952 +12% 344 $985   $32,669,620 42
2011/05/20 37 $185,226 -45% 237 $782   $32,854,846 49
2011/05/27 42 $114,639 -38% 77 $1,489   $32,969,485 56
2011/06/03 49 $60,871 -47% 62 $982   $33,035,397 63

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/17/2011763,209 63,209$1,001,231$1,001,2311
7/24/2011676,162+20% 139,371$1,141,668$2,142,8992
7/31/2011944,978-41% 184,349$674,220$2,817,1193
8/7/20111526,152-42% 210,501$392,018$3,209,1384
8/14/20112318,115-31% 228,616$271,544$3,480,6815
8/21/20112614,651-19% 243,267$209,216$3,689,8986
8/28/20112518,075+23% 261,342$188,342$3,878,2397

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/17/2011723,355 23,355$536,925$536,9251
7/24/2011723,122-1% 46,477$489,265$1,026,1902
7/31/20112011,031-52% 57,508$253,593$1,279,7833

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