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Because I Said So (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,674,040Details
International Box Office $26,864,793
Worldwide Box Office $69,538,833
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $24,052,104 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $24,052,104
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Keaton stars as Daphne Wilder, a mother whose love knows no bounds or boundaries. She is the proud mom of three daughters: stable psychologist Maggie, sexy and irreverent Mae and insecure, adorable Milly - who, when it comes to men, is like psychotic flypaper. In order to prevent her youngest from making the same mistakes she did, Daphne decides to set Milly up with the perfect man. Little does Milly know, however, that her mom placed an ad in the online personals to find him. Comic mayhem unfolds as Daphne continues to do the wrong thing for the right reasons...all in the name of love. In a hilarious battle of strong wills, the mother-daughter dynamic is tested in all its fierce, wacky complexity. The girls help Daphne finally discover the truths and impossibilities of motherly love, all while trying to answer the questions: where does it begin and where should it end? - Gold Circle Films

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
4% - Rotten
Audience
65% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$39,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 2nd, 2007 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: May 8th, 2007 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity
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Keywords: Divorcée Romance, Relationship Advice
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Gold Circle Films, Universal Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,879 $56,445 Mar 30, 2007 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,813 $93,540 Mar 23, 2007 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,994 $341,235 Mar 16, 2007 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,911 $712,545 Mar 9, 2007 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,907 $1,334,505 Mar 2, 2007 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,665 $2,758,815 Feb 23, 2007 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,409 $5,099,910 Feb 16, 2007 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,168 $9,221,130 Feb 9, 2007 10
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 180 $13,122,865 Feb 2, 2007 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,382 $13,122,865 Feb 2, 2007 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,521 2,526 Feb 2, 2007 3
Biggest February Day at the Domestic Box Office 320 $5,961,360 Feb 3, 2007 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,011 $5,961,360 Feb 3, 2007 2

Cast

   Daphne
   Milly
Gabriel Macht    Johnny
Tom Everett Scott    Jason
Lauren Graham    Maggie
Piper Perabo    Mae
Stephen Collins    Joe
Ty Panitz    Lionel

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Karen Leigh Hopkins
Screenwriter    Jessie Nelson
Assistant Director    Mike Topoozian

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August 19th, 2007

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International Details - Die Hard still has Life Left

August 12th, 2007

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Pan Stomps the Competition

May 25th, 2007

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Night Three Weeks Long

May 19th, 2007

It was not a good week for new releases on the DVD rental chart. None were able to take a spot in the top three, and this left Night at the Museum in first place with $7.38 million for the week and $28.01 million during its run. More...

International Details - Not Much News to Report Other Than Spider-Man

May 13th, 2007

With Spider-Man 3 dominating the global market last weekend, there was very little else happening on the international charts that was newsworthy. With little in the way of new releases, or even expansion for holdovers, it was impossible just to fill out a top 30 chart. And with several films expected to attempt a worldwide opening over the next couple months, it will likely be that way till mid-August. More...

DVD Releases for May 8, 2007

May 8th, 2007

It is not a particularly strong week for DVD releases, and I think Spider-Man 3 had a lot to do with that as it is dominating the news so much that it scared studios enough to keep them from putting out their A-list releases. There were a few TV on DVD releases that caught my eye, like The 4400 - The Complete Third Season, as well as a few Special Editions, like Big - Extended Edition. But in the end I'm going with a double-shot of Canadian releases, Things to Do and Trailer Park Boys - Season 6, because I'm such a hoser. (Important note, you must import the latter title from Canada, but it's worth it.) More...

International Details - Hogs Gone Wild

April 15th, 2007

Wild Hogs had its best performance of its run so far climbing into sixth place with $3.33 million on 817 screens in 8 markets for a total of $18.43 million after a month of release. About half of that came from the film's number one debut in Mexico where it earned $1.33 million on 355 screens over the weekend and $1.67 million including previews while the film did reasonable business in Taiwan with $345,000 on 40. Its best market to date has been Australia where the film has earned $11.30 million, including $907,000 on 263 screens this past weekend. More...

International Details - Good Start for Martial Artist Mutants

April 1st, 2007

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started its international run this past weekend and just missed the top five on debut. It did manage $3.92 million on 1,004 screens in 8 markets over the weekend and $4.53 million including previews. Of this box office, nearly half of it came from a pair of third place openings in England ($1.27 million on 368 screens over the weekend and $1.86 million in total), and Australia ($379,000 on 58 screens). The film also opened in Russia where the strong mutant demographic helped the film capture second place with $1.38 million on 360 screens. (That was a Chernobyl joke, by the way.) More...

President's Day Delay

February 19th, 2007

It's President's Day today and that can only mean one thing, millions of Americans are celebrating by cutting down cherry trees and lying about it. I think. Truth be told, I'm not exactly sure what people do to celebrate President's Day. But I do know it will cause a slight delay in a couple of weekly columns. For instance, the weekend wrap-up and the per theatre charts will both be pushed back one day while the DVD Release column will be a bit late. It might still be published late today, but it might not come out till sometime after midnight. In the meantime, here are the studio estimates for the weekend numbers... More...

Norbit is Bigger Than Expected

February 13th, 2007

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Will Norbit Eat the Competition Alive?

February 8th, 2007

Two movies featuring characters with eating disorders open this weekend but there's a clear favorite, at least at the box office. Critically speaking, both are dogs, which is not surprising since we haven't seen a film open to even moderately good reviews since Freedom Writers earned 67% positive during the first weekend of the year. More...

Message Received

February 6th, 2007

The first weekend in February lived up to muted expectations with four of the top five meeting or exceeding Thursday's predictions. However, this still led to a massive 22% drop-off from the previous weekend, with a total box office of just $93 million. While the Superbowl certainly had something to do with that, it can't take all of the blame as the box office was down 12% from the same weekend last year, which also played host to the Superbowl. So far, 2007 hasn't gotten off to a strong start, but it is way too early to push any panic buttons just yet. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 27 - February 2, 2007

February 3rd, 2007

Busy week for limited releases and a busy week for websites, which explains why I'm wrapping things up at midnight. There wasn't a whole lot on this week's list that really attracted my attention, but I'm giving the Weekly Website Award to Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters - Official Site, mainly for their ... extracurricular activities of the viral marketers in Boston. And remember people, real bombs are meant to be inconspicuous, they won't sing you a song or make rude gestures at you. More...

Listen to the New Releases

February 1st, 2007

It's February, but you can't tell by looking at the quality of the new wide releases. Neither film is wowing critics and both look like mid-level hits at the most. Granted, it's Superbowl weekend and that could explain why studios were hesitant to put out any top dollar films this weekend. Even so, the two new releases should finish in first and second place. More...

2007 Preview: February

February 1st, 2007

February is the shortest month of the year, but not the slowest at the box office. It doesn't have the stigma of being a dumping ground, and with Valentine's Day fitting nicely in the middle, romantic comedies have a leg up at the box office. However, for the most part, movies released during this month are aiming for midlevel hit and there are few, if any, that will become blockbusters. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 13 - January 19, 2007

January 20th, 2007

Another slow week, but its been that way for a while. I'm hoping that will change when the summer blockbusters start launching their full sites soon, in fact, Spider-Man 3's Official Site did go live this week, but it is mostly marked coming soon and too soon to give it the award just yet. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 2 - December 8, 2006

December 9th, 2006

Good week for websites with a number of candidates for the top spot. In the end I went with Ghost Rider - Official Site, but there's a few others here that will undoubtedly win in the coming weeks. More...

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November 3rd, 2006

Slow week for websites with only one real contender for the weekly website award, (not counting those sites that have already won). Fortunately, that site, Flushed Away - Official Site, truly deserved to win. More...

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October 28th, 2006

There was a good selection of sites this week in terms of updates, but unlike last week there were fewer contenders for the Weekly Website Award. That's not to say Let's Go to Prison - Official Site didn't deserve to win, it just had a lot less competition than it would have had if it launched last week. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/02 2 $13,122,865   2,526 $5,195   $13,122,865 3
2007/02/09 3 $9,221,130 -30% 2,529 $3,646   $25,805,720 10
2007/02/16 8 $5,099,910 -45% 2,446 $2,085   $33,357,575 17
2007/02/23 11 $2,758,815 -46% 1,936 $1,425   $38,269,240 24
2007/03/02 15 $1,334,505 -52% 1,131 $1,180   $40,444,925 31
2007/03/09 19 $712,545 -47% 709 $1,005   $41,615,740 38
2007/03/16 24 $341,235 -52% 452 $755   $42,304,410 45
2007/03/23 38 $93,540 -73% 152 $615   $42,544,915 52
2007/03/30 40 $56,445 -40% 124 $455   $42,640,890 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/02 2 $4,686,025   2,526 $1,855   $4,686,025 1
2007/02/03 2 $5,961,360 +27% 2,526 $2,360   $10,647,385 2
2007/02/04 1 $2,475,480 -58% 2,526 $980   $13,122,865 3
2007/02/05 1 $895,750 -64% 2,526 $355   $14,018,615 4
2007/02/06 1 $897,980 n/c 2,526 $355   $14,916,595 5
2007/02/07 1 $859,675 -4% 2,526 $340   $15,776,270 6
2007/02/08 1 $808,320 -6% 2,526 $320   $16,584,590 7
2007/02/09 3 $2,757,805 +241% 2,529 $1,090   $19,342,395 8
2007/02/10 3 $4,135,750 +50% 2,529 $1,635   $23,478,145 9
2007/02/11 3 $2,327,575 -44% 2,529 $920   $25,805,720 10
2007/02/12 3 $581,670 -75% 2,529 $230   $26,387,390 11
2007/02/13 3 $493,155 -15% 2,529 $195   $26,880,545 12
2007/02/14 6 $871,365 +77% 2,529 $345   $27,751,910 13
2007/02/15 5 $505,755 -42% 2,529 $200   $28,257,665 14
2007/02/16 8 $1,406,450 +178% 2,446 $575   $29,664,115 15
2007/02/17 8 $2,079,100 +48% 2,446 $850   $31,743,215 16
2007/02/18 8 $1,614,360 -22% 2,446 $660   $33,357,575 17
2007/02/19 8 $953,940 -41% 2,446 $390   $34,311,515 18
2007/02/20 8 $429,125 -55% 2,446 $175   $34,740,640 19
2007/02/21 8 $391,360 -9% 2,446 $160   $35,132,000 20
2007/02/22 8 $378,425 -3% 2,446 $155   $35,510,425 21
2007/02/23 11 $810,000 +114% 1,928 $420   $36,320,000 22
2007/02/26 11 $202,995   1,936 $105   $38,472,235 25
2007/02/27 11 $212,960 +5% 1,936 $110   $38,685,195 26
2007/02/28 11 $212,425 n/c 1,936 $110   $38,897,620 27
2007/03/01 11 $212,800 n/c 1,936 $110   $39,110,420 28
2007/03/05 13 $96,505   1,131 $85   $40,541,430 32
2007/03/06 12 $118,755 +23% 1,131 $105   $40,660,185 33

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/02 2 $16,584,590   2,526 $6,566   $16,584,590 7
2007/02/09 3 $11,673,075 -30% 2,529 $4,616   $28,257,665 14
2007/02/16 8 $7,252,760 -38% 2,446 $2,965   $35,510,425 21
2007/02/23 11 $3,599,995 -50% 1,936 $1,860   $39,110,420 28
2007/03/02 14 $1,792,775 -50% 1,131 $1,585   $40,903,195 35
2007/03/09 19 $1,059,980 -41% 709 $1,495   $41,963,175 42
2007/03/16 24 $488,200 -54% 452 $1,080   $42,451,375 49
2007/03/23 39 $133,070 -73% 152 $875   $42,584,445 56
2007/03/30 44 $89,595 -33% 124 $723   $42,674,040 63

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/13/20071749,033 749,033$12,726,071$12,726,0711
5/20/20077214,704-71% 963,737$4,143,358$16,869,4282
5/27/20071783,018-61% 1,046,755$1,479,705$18,349,1333
6/3/20071656,501-32% 1,103,256$1,129,455$19,478,5884

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