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Be Cool (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,849,401Details
International Box Office $39,094,616
Worldwide Box Office $94,944,017
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
30% - Rotten
Audience
42% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$75,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 4th, 2005 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: June 6th, 2005 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, sensuality, and language including sexual references.
Franchise: Get Shorty
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Keywords: Music Industry, Film Noir
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Double Feature Films, Jersey Films

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,402 $138,523 Apr 22, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,125 $292,979 Apr 15, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,529 $354,211 Apr 8, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,166 $1,049,063 Apr 1, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,616 $2,830,732 Mar 25, 2005 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 962 $50,400,000 Mar 25, 2005 22
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,183 $5,871,979 Mar 18, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 991 $10,250,128 Mar 11, 2005 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,165 $5,650,177 Mar 6, 2005 3
Biggest March Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 76 $23,450,212 Mar 4, 2005 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 661 $23,450,212 Mar 4, 2005 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,028 $23,450,212 Mar 4, 2005 3
Widest Opening Weekend 537 3,216 Mar 4, 2005 3
Biggest March Day at the Domestic Box Office 164 $9,620,111 Mar 5, 2005 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 913 $9,620,111 Mar 5, 2005 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 894 $8,179,924 Mar 4, 2005 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 282 2.87 Mar 4, 2005 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 337 34.9% Mar 4, 2005 1

Cast

   Chili Palmer
Danny De Vito    Martin Weir
Dwayne Johnson    Elliot Wilhelm
Uma Thurman    Edie Athens
Christina Milian    Linda Moon
Vince Vaughn    Raji
Harvey Keitel    Nicki Carr
Robert Pastorelli    Joe Loop
Debi Mazar    Marla
Andre Benjamin    Dabu
Anna Nicole Smith    Herself
James Woods    Tommy Athens
Seth Green    Video Clip Director
Cedric the Entertainer    Sinclair "Sin" Russell

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    John Powell

Hitch Can't Help Home Market

June 25th, 2005

Despite an amazing performance by Hitch, the home market is still suffering. This is no real surprise since the home market mirrors the theatrical market, just with a roughly four-month delay. Opening as a clear number one, Hitch brought in $12.62 million in combined rentals split $11.54 million / $1.09 million DVD / VHS. Saleswise, the film also finished first, but no sales figures were published. More...

Home Market Cools - Updated

June 18th, 2005

Be Cool opened atop a depressed home market $9.61 million in combined rentals. The film also topped the DVD sales charts, which is welcome relief to the studio after the film's disappointing theatrical box office. More...

DVD Releases for June 7, 2005

June 6th, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases, classics and a few from the growing TV on DVD section.

It's the first Tuesday of the month and that usually means it's a busy week for DVD releases but what this week makes up with in quantity, it lacks in quality. That's not to say there's no DVDs worth picking up, it's just that they are buried under a mound of dreck. Leading the way is The Dead Zone - The Complete Third Season - Buy from Amazon with Rescue Me - The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon right behind. There are also a couple other releases that are not only worthy of being a DVD pick of the week, but are must-haves for all Loyal Canucks: Degrassi Junior High - Season 2 - Buy from Amazon and Rock & Rule - 2-Disc Collector's Edition, an amazing cartoon that (and I can't emphasize this enough) is not for children. More...

Slow Dancing to $100 million

May 8th, 2005

Golden Week helped Shall We Dance? climb 19% to $2,250,195 for the weekend and $7,270,348 during its run. The film now has $90.3 million internationally and could break $100 million if it continues to show strong legs in Japan. More...

International: Constantine Continues to Climb

May 1st, 2005

It was a good news, bad news kind of weekend for Constantine. The film remained in top spot in Japan with $2,330,027 on 349 screens for a $9,011,671 running tally in the market. Bad news, it dropped 37% during its second weekend in the market, which is really steep for Japan. Overall the film brought in $3 million on 1,200 screens in 40 markets for a international box office of $136.4 million. More...

Hitch still Connecting with Moviegoers

April 24th, 2005

Hitch is just coasting on holdovers now, and will be until it opens in Japan at the beginning of June. This week it added $5.1 million from 3000 screens in 55 markets to its already impressive $170.4 million international total and with soft week to week drop-offs and a good showing in Japan and it will have a $200 million future. This week the film added $643,359 in its fifth weekend in France for a $12,785,670 total in the market, $110,000 in its second weekend in Argentina, (rising to first place in the meantime) as well as other, smaller markets. More...

Ring Two is Twice as Nice

April 13th, 2005

The Ring 2 repeated on top of the international charts thanks to number one debuts in both Italy and Russia, which lead the film to a $14.75 million box office on 4245 screens in 46 markets. In Italy the film earned $2.7 million on 410 screens, even though cinemas were closed on Friday for Pope John Paul II's funeral. In Russia the result was even more impressive as the film earned $1.8 million on 200 screens. The horror sequel also opened in a handful of smaller markets: Malaysia ($210,000 from 35), Chile ($180,000 from 30 screens), Singapore ($160,000 from 25), Ukraine, ($150,000, screen count unknown), Indonesia ($140,000 from 40), and the Czech Republic and Slovakia, (combined $90,000.) Holdovers were not overly kind to the film as it dropped between 40% and 50% in most markets including 40% in France to $1.3 million, 43% in Spain to $1.65 million, 44% in Germany to $1.6 million and 45% in the U.K. to $1.8 million. Overall the film now has $54.25 million internationally and $126.5 million world wide. More...

Cool Reception

April 10th, 2005

It was a slow week at the international box office, the slowest of the year, and without much activity at the box office hit there were little in the way of details published by the studios. Therefore this week's column is much shorter than usual. Leading the best of the rest was Be Cool with an estimated $5 million for a disappointing $12.7 million international tally. Its best single market was the U.K. where the film finished second with $2.2 million on 336 screens after an exclusive engagement last weekend. The film also did well in the Netherlands with $190,000 on 43 screens but really struggles in Germany opening in fifth place with just $930,000 on 321 screens, a result mirrored in Austria, (fifth place, $165,948.) More...

France's $5 Million Baby

April 3rd, 2005

Million Dollar Baby performed brilliantly this week earning $8.8 million for an international total of $60 million, placing fourth on the international box office charts. In France the film dominated the marketplace with $4.94 million on 450 screens and in Germany the film earned $760,000 in semi-limited release (120 screens) for the best per screen average in the market. On the other hand, the film flopped in Slovakia where it missed the top ten in its debut. On the holdover front, the multi-Oscar winning front saw its weekend haul climb by 20% in Spain to $980,000 and it's still doing well in Australia, Italy and South Korea. More...

Baby Still Earning Millions

March 27th, 2005

Million Dollar Baby has again slipped off the radar screen, but we do know it hit $52 million internationally, which means it made $9 million during the week. The film didn't earn $1 million in any single market, but is still doing strong in South Korea, ($970,000), Spain, ($840,000), Italy, ($600,000) and Australia, ($350,000.) Best estimate has the film earning just shy of $5 million of that over the weekend and taking sixth place on the international box office charts. More...

Baby Takes Fifth in Close Race

March 20th, 2005

After gathering in all the data the winner for the race for fifth place is Million Dollar Baby, I think. It would need to lost more than 40% from last week's total and that's not taking into account its openings in South Korea at $1,515,672 and second place, its $110,000, third place debut in Finland, $86,000 in Russia, $50,000, second place debut in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, exact weekend totals are unknown but it is estimated at $6 million raising its international total to $43 million so far. More...

Sequel vs. Skaters

March 18th, 2005

It's a model weekend for releases, as we have one high profile release and a counter-programming film. They shouldn't interfere with each other's box office, as their target audiences don't overlap in any significant way. More...

Robots Win, but not as Easily as Expected

March 14th, 2005

The best word to describe this week's predictions is "Overcompensation." After getting skunked underestimating how well certain films have done in the past many, many analysts overestimated their appeal this weekend. This in part led to a 6.3% drop-off from last weekend and more importantly, a 1.7% drop-off from last year. After sporting a double digit lead just a couple of weeks ago, the Year-to-Date race is a virtual tie at $1.56 billion each. More...

Machine Madness

March 11th, 2005

There really no doubt about what film will take top spot this weekend, as Robots could triple the second place film. However, after number one there are some interesting stories at the weekend box office race. More...

Pacifier Gets Moviegoers Excited

March 7th, 2005

Overall it was a good weekend as every movie in the top five matched expectations, or at least came very close, and the number one film topped predictions by a wide, wide margin. However, the news was not all good, as the weekend was relatively flat from last week with just a 1.1% increase. Compared to last year the figure was much worse at 14.5% decrease. 2005's lead over 2004 evaporated to just 1%, $1.427 billion to $1.413 billion. More...

New Movies Getting Cool Reception with Critics

March 4th, 2005

Three new films open in wide release (or, in the case of one of the films, semi-wide release), one more film expands at the box office, while another could be propelled back into the top five thanks to a significant Oscars bounce. All in all, it's a very busy weekend for moviegoers. More...

Movie Website Launches for February 25 - March 3

March 3rd, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Tidelands - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

2005 Preview: March

March 1st, 2005

March is a transitional month that lacks the huge hits that get people excited, and also lacks the real obvious train-wreck movies that get released during the various dumping grounds during the year. Because of that, it's a month that's hard to predict - the releases all seem so average. There are three films that have a reasonable shot at $100 million, but probably only one of those films will make it there. And that will be helped out dramatically by the Easter holidays, which falls in March this year. More...

Movie Websites Launches for February 4 - February 10

February 10th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, The Jacket - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for January 14 - January 20

January 20th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Fantastic Four - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for December 10 - December 16

December 16th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Official Site and all subsidiaries. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for November 19 - November 25

November 24th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Christmas with the Kranks - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

New Movie Release Dates

January 30th, 2004

This week's new batch of movie release dates sees the studios start to position themselves for blockbuster performances in Summer 2005, and do some shuffling around of less ambitious releases in 2004. Among movies with new or moved dates: a remake of The Longest Yard, a revival of The Pink Panther, an adaptation of TV's Bewitched, Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 2 and many more. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/03/04 2 $23,450,212   3,216 $7,292   $23,450,212 3
2005/03/11 3 $10,250,128 -56% 3,216 $3,187   $38,375,714 10
2005/03/18 7 $5,871,979 -43% 2,660 $2,208   $47,275,015 17
2005/03/25 9 $2,830,732 -52% 1,883 $1,503   $52,336,105 24
2005/04/01 13 $1,049,063 -63% 1,202 $873   $54,501,938 31
2005/04/08 18 $354,211 -66% 564 $628   $55,181,399 38
2005/04/15 20 $292,979 -17% 421 $696   $55,590,667 45
2005/04/22 32 $138,523 -53% 264 $525   $55,808,744 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/03/04 2 $8,179,924   3,216 $2,544   $8,179,924 1
2005/03/05 2 $9,620,111 +18% 3,216 $2,991   $17,800,035 2
2005/03/06 2 $5,650,177 -41% 3,216 $1,757   $23,450,212 3
2005/03/07 2 $1,337,000 -76% 3,216 $416   $24,787,000 4
2005/03/08 2 $1,181,000 -12% 3,216 $367   $25,968,000 5
2005/03/09 2 $1,139,000 -4% 3,216 $354   $27,108,000 6
2005/03/10 2 $1,018,000 -11% 3,216 $317   $28,126,000 7
2005/03/11 3 $3,500,000 +244% 3,216 $1,088   $31,600,000 8
2005/03/12 3 $4,432,288 +27% 3,216 $1,378   $35,691,064 9
2005/03/13 4 $2,684,650 -39% 3,216 $835   $38,375,714 10
2005/03/14 4 $805,000 -70% 3,216 $250   $39,180,000 11
2005/03/15 4 $807,000 n/c 3,216 $251   $39,987,000 12
2005/03/16 5 $738,000 -9% 3,216 $229   $40,725,000 13
2005/03/17 5 $678,000 -8% 3,216 $211   $41,403,000 14
2005/03/18 6 $1,700,000 +151% 2,660 $639   $43,100,000 15
2005/03/19 7 $2,536,192 +49% 2,660 $953   $45,677,897 16
2005/03/20 6 $1,597,118 -37% 2,660 $600   $47,275,015 17
2005/03/21 7 $536,000 -66% 2,660 $202   $47,811,000 18
2005/03/22 7 $577,000 +8% 2,660 $217   $48,388,000 19
2005/03/23 7 $570,000 -1% 2,660 $214   $48,958,000 20
2005/03/24 8 $590,000 +4% 2,660 $222   $49,548,000 21
2005/03/25 10 $900,000 +53% 1,883 $478   $50,400,000 22
2005/03/26 9 $1,091,238 +21% 1,883 $580   $51,544,985 23
2005/03/27 8 $791,120 -28% 1,883 $420   $52,336,105 24
2005/03/28 9 $371,000 -53% 1,883 $197   $52,707,000 25
2005/03/29 9 $290,000 -22% 1,883 $154   $52,997,000 26

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/03/04 2 $28,125,586   3,216 $8,746   $28,125,586 7
2005/03/11 4 $13,277,450 -53% 3,216 $4,129   $41,403,036 14
2005/03/18 7 $8,102,337 -39% 2,660 $3,046   $49,505,373 21
2005/03/25 9 $3,947,502 -51% 1,883 $2,096   $53,452,875 28
2005/04/01 13 $1,374,313 -65% 1,202 $1,143   $54,827,188 35
2005/04/08 19 $470,500 -66% 564 $834   $55,297,688 42
2005/04/15 20 $372,533 -21% 421 $885   $55,670,221 49
2005/04/22 33 $179,180 -52% 264 $679   $55,849,401 56

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