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Being Julia (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,739,049Details
International Box Office $6,749,656
Worldwide Box Office $14,488,705
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
76% - Certified Fresh
Audience
73% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 15th, 2004 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 389 $9,069 Apr 1, 2005 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 328 $26,159 Mar 25, 2005 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 245 $70,034 Mar 18, 2005 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 213 $122,619 Mar 11, 2005 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 143 $286,584 Mar 4, 2005 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 88 $655,749 Feb 25, 2005 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 88 $754,572 Feb 18, 2005 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 232 $325,604 Feb 11, 2005 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 289 $282,907 Feb 4, 2005 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 379 $263,303 Jan 28, 2005 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 878 $118,486 Jan 21, 2005 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,659 $37,395 Jan 14, 2005 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,792 $44,462 Jan 7, 2005 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,018 $47,841 Dec 31, 2004 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,414 $42,090 Dec 24, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,956 $109,926 Dec 17, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,018 $142,355 Dec 10, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,163 $178,271 Dec 3, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,043 $324,394 Nov 26, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,447 $391,051 Nov 19, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,372 $296,515 Nov 12, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,892 $340,286 Nov 5, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,501 $305,324 Oct 29, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,056 $223,292 Oct 22, 2004 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,090 $101,126 Oct 15, 2004 3

Cast

Annette Bening    Julia Lambert
Bruce Greenwood    Lord Charles
Jeremy Irons    Michael Gosselyn
Michael Gambon    Jimmie Langton
Maury Chaykin    Walter Gibbs
Shaun Evans    Tom Fennel
Rosemary Harris    Julia's Mother
Lucy Punch   

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Mychael Danna
Screenwriter    Ronald Harwood

War Ends World Tour with a Blast

September 4th, 2005

War of the Worlds opened in its last international market over the weekend making $3.0 million on 583 screens in China. That's about 10% more money that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith earned, but War of the Worlds needed nearly double the number of screens. Overall the film added $4.5 million to its $345 million international total, easily the second best of the year so far. More...

Key Openings for Skeleton

August 28th, 2005

The Skeleton Key opened in 10- more markets over the weekend and in now playing on 1400 screens, however, it still hasn't found the success the studio was hoping for. It did open in first place in Germany, but it still had a very soft opening with $1.6 million. It also opened in first place in Russia with $625,000 over the weekend and $780,000 since Thursday, but in Australia and New Zealand it had to settle for a distant second place with $760,000 and $110,000 respectively. The Skeleton Key also open in Austria with $230,000 for the week, but its placing is unknown at the moment. Add in holdovers in France, ($250,000 for $2.2 million) and the U.K., ($130,000 for $4.5 million) and you have roughly $4 million for the weekend and $16.5 million so far. More...

Late Numbers Lift Charlie into Top Five

July 31st, 2005

Early numbers had Mr. and Mrs. Smith taking fifth place on the overall international box office charts, but better than expected results has Charlie and the Chocolate Factory overtaking them $6.7 million to $5.4 million. It's biggest single market continues to be France where the film dipped just 6% during its second weekend there earning $3,533,857 for a $9,034,141 running tally. But it was even more impressive in Belgium where the film shot up by 68% to $400,000 for the weekend and $785,000 in total. The film also opened in first place in three markets, Brazil with $1.1 million on 200 screens, Holland with $625,000 on 124 screens, and South Africa with $275,000 on 41 screens. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has $13.3 million so far and opens in a couple of important markets this weekend, (The U.K. and Mexico.) More...

Charlie Appeals to the Sweet-tooth in its International Debut

July 24th, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened in three French speaking markets over the weekend and while it didn't finish first, it still had a great start. In France the film earned $3,741,793 in 670 theaters for the best per theater average in the top ten. The result was similar in Belgium ($250,000) and Switzerland ($190,000), giving the film $4.2 million for the weekend. More...

Slump Spreads Internationally

June 26th, 2005

The international box office is suffering even more than the domestic box office is. In Germany the first six months of 2005 are down 14% compared to the same period in 2004 and Australia also saw double digit decline slipping by 12%. In Spain the total box office is down 8% and it was little better in France at 6%. The U.K. also fell, but at a much more reasonably 1.9%. More...

Corrected - Ruling the International Box Office

June 19th, 2005

Just when the International Details column was getting back to normal we have another film dominating the international scene. Mr. and Mrs. Smith led in nearly every major / midlevel market and those it didn't were mostly owned by Revenge of the Sith. Because of that there isn't as much news to tell as usual, and with Batman Begins opening worldwide this weekend and in two weeks, War of the Worlds doing the same, this trend will last until mid-July at the earliest. 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...

Competition is Super but Incredibles Stay at the Top

April 2nd, 2005

Despite three new films in the top five, The Incredibles continue their domination of the home market topping the DVD rentals with $6.97 million and $1.33 million in VHS sales. On the sales side it remains number one this week and in fact is the number one for sales for the year. 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...

DVD Releases for March 22, 2005

March 21st, 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 and a few from the growing TV on DVD section including this week's winner, Star Wars - Clone Wars, Vol. 1 - Buy from Amazon, although Being Julia - Buy from Amazon and Finding Neverland - Buy from Amazon are also worthwhile films. More...

Re-Release Leads Close Race

February 15th, 2005

The re-release of Masculine Feminine took top spot on the per theater charts, with an average of $13,428 in two theaters. This is the second time in three weeks that a re-release has managed that feat. There was an extremely close battle for second place between the overall box office champ, Hitch and Bride and Prejudice, which earned averages of $12,068 and $12,058 respectively. Had the latter film sold just 50 more tickets it would have finished in second place. More...

Screen Actors Guild Gets Its Chance to Shine Tonight

February 5th, 2005

The 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are handed out tonight and while there are numerous awards only five are for theatrical releases. More...

Films Earn Early Oscars Gold

February 1st, 2005

Oscar Nominations gave a box office boost to many films this past weekend while other films are too far into their runs for it to make a difference, (The Motorcycle Diaries) or out of theatres completely, (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.) But of the 35 films that received Oscar Nominations, 17 saw increases in either their overall box office, per theatre average or both. More...

Amazing Boxing Comeback

February 1st, 2005

The re-release of the classic boxing movie Raging Bull topped the Per Theater Charts this past weekend with $13,568 in one theater. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Born into Brothels, which had its best performance since its debut, with over $30,000 in 3 theaters for an average of $10,554. More...

All That's Golden Does Not Glitter

January 25th, 2005

Of the eight films that won Golden Globes last weekend, only a handful saw their box office take increase this weekend. This can be partially explained by the snowstorm, and partially by how late in the film's run it was by the time the awards were announced. However, it may also be an indication of the declining influence the awards ceremony has. More...

Oscar Nominations Sidestep Box Office Giants

January 25th, 2005

The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results. Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations. More...

Aviator Soars Above the Rest

January 17th, 2005

The Golden Globe were handed out tonight with no one film really dominating the night. The Aviator led the night with three awards with a few others films taking home two apiece. More...

Zissou Living the High Life

December 14th, 2004

The highly anticipated release, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou easily topped the per theatre chart with $113 thousand in just two theatres for a $56,543 average. But since there was almost no doubt about whether the film would finish first, the real question is how well it stood up compared to Wes Anderson's previous release, The Royal Tenenbaums. That film, opened in 2001 with an average of $55,396 in five theatres, so taking into account the narrower release and inflation, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou debut is weaker, and with merely average reviews it probably won't have the legs either. More...

Sideways is Golden

December 14th, 2004

Golden Globe Nominations were announced on Monday and as with the IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Sideways lead the pack with 7 nominations. This does not mean it is the favorite in any particular category, but it does help its chances of taking home some hardware on January 16th. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/15 31 $101,126   8 $12,641   $101,126 3
2004/10/22 23 $223,292 +121% 36 $6,203   $392,702 10
2004/10/29 19 $305,324 +37% 64 $4,771   $793,947 17
2004/11/05 20 $340,286 +11% 104 $3,272   $1,238,163 24
2004/11/12 23 $296,515 -13% 106 $2,797   $1,687,175 31
2004/11/19 21 $391,051 +32% 233 $1,678   $2,195,580 38
2004/11/26 20 $324,394 -17% 206 $1,575   $2,674,051 45
2004/12/03 23 $178,271 -45% 156 $1,143   $2,971,460 52
2004/12/10 24 $142,355 -20% 136 $1,047   $3,185,453 59
2004/12/17 28 $109,926 -23% 118 $932   $3,366,787 66
2004/12/24 35 $42,090 -62% 57 $738   $3,458,068 73
2004/12/31 43 $47,841 +14% 43 $1,113   $3,555,620 80
2005/01/07 46 $44,462 -7% 39 $1,140   $3,628,523 87
2005/01/14 47 $37,395 -16% 25 $1,496   $3,686,668 94
2005/01/21 38 $118,486 +217% 65 $1,823   $3,841,939 101
2005/01/28 30 $263,303 +122% 135 $1,950   $4,176,497 108
2005/02/04 25 $282,907 +7% 125 $2,263   $4,611,551 115
2005/02/11 22 $325,604 +15% 133 $2,448   $5,074,446 122
2005/02/18 19 $754,572 +132% 294 $2,567   $5,976,540 129
2005/02/25 22 $655,749 -13% 328 $1,999   $6,856,158 136
2005/03/04 25 $286,584 -56% 221 $1,297   $7,307,976 143
2005/03/11 36 $122,619 -57% 123 $997   $7,533,009 150
2005/03/18 48 $70,034 -43% 72 $973   $7,652,647 157
2005/03/25 69 $26,159 -63% 45 $581   $7,714,718 164
2005/04/01 82 $9,069 -65% 15 $605   $7,739,049 171

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/01/17 39 $14,498   25 $580   $3,701,166 95
2005/02/21 20 $133,000   294 $452   $5,976,540 130

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/15 30 $169,410   8 $21,176   $169,410 7
2004/10/22 22 $319,213 +88% 36 $8,867   $488,623 14
2004/10/29 21 $409,254 +28% 64 $6,395   $897,877 21
2004/11/05 21 $492,783 +20% 104 $4,738   $1,390,660 28
2004/11/12 23 $413,869 -16% 106 $3,904   $1,804,529 35
2004/11/19 21 $545,128 +32% 233 $2,340   $2,349,657 42
2004/11/26 19 $443,532 -19% 206 $2,153   $2,793,189 49
2004/12/03 22 $249,909 -44% 156 $1,602   $3,043,098 56
2004/12/10 24 $213,763 -14% 136 $1,572   $3,256,861 63
2004/12/17 30 $159,117 -26% 118 $1,348   $3,415,978 70
2004/12/24 39 $91,801 -42% 57 $1,611   $3,507,779 77
2004/12/31 43 $76,282 -17% 43 $1,774   $3,584,061 84
2005/01/07 46 $65,212 -15% 39 $1,672   $3,649,273 91
2005/01/14 45 $74,180 +14% 25 $2,967   $3,723,453 98
2005/01/21 35 $189,741 +156% 65 $2,919   $3,913,194 105
2005/01/28 27 $415,450 +119% 135 $3,077   $4,328,644 112
2005/02/04 24 $420,198 +1% 125 $3,362   $4,748,842 119
2005/02/11 22 $473,126 +13% 133 $3,557   $5,221,968 126
2005/02/18 20 $978,441 +107% 294 $3,328   $6,200,409 133
2005/02/25 22 $820,983 -16% 328 $2,503   $7,021,392 140
2005/03/04 25 $388,998 -53% 221 $1,760   $7,410,390 147
2005/03/11 37 $172,223 -56% 123 $1,400   $7,582,613 154
2005/03/18 47 $105,946 -38% 72 $1,471   $7,688,559 161
2005/03/25 65 $41,421 -61% 45 $920   $7,729,980 168
2005/04/01 82 $9,069 -78% 15 $605   $7,739,049 175

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