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The Benchwarmers (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,843,754Details
International Box Office $5,219,972
Worldwide Box Office $65,063,726
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $32,934,894 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $32,934,894
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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 Upright
Critics
11% - Rotten
Audience
64% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 7th, 2006 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: July 25th, 2006 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Benchwarmers, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language
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Keywords: Baseball, Buddy Comedy
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Revolution Studios, Happy Madison

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,194 $274,414 May 19, 2006 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,593 $1,017,660 May 12, 2006 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,449 $2,038,358 May 5, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,054 $4,385,855 Apr 28, 2006 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 976 $51,677,814 Apr 28, 2006 23
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 894 $7,256,143 Apr 21, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,044 $9,913,291 Apr 14, 2006 10
Biggest April Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 77 $19,656,429 Apr 7, 2006 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 855 $19,656,429 Apr 7, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 485 3,274 Apr 7, 2006 3
Biggest April Day at the Domestic Box Office 135 $8,539,533 Apr 8, 2006 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,119 $8,539,533 Apr 8, 2006 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,183 $6,804,750 Apr 7, 2006 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,860 2.89 Apr 7, 2006 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,117 34.6% Apr 7, 2006 1

Cast

Rob Schneider    Gus
David Spade    Richie Goodman
Jon Lovitz    Mel
Jon Heder    Clark
Craig Kilborn    Jerry
Norm MacDonald   
Lochlyn Munro    Extreme Makeover Host
Terry Crews    Poker Player #1 Steven
Tim Meadows    Wayne
Dennis Dugan    Coach Bellows
Erinn Bartlett    Salad Girl/Sarah
James Earl Jones    Voice of Darth Vader
Doug Jones    Number 7 Robot
Nick Swardson    Howie
Rachel Hunter    Hot Mother

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Waddy Wachtel

Home Market Numbers Take a Vacation

August 26th, 2006

This week's batch of DVDs managed to place a handful of new releases on the chart, including the top two films. R.V. opened in top spot with $9.08 million, a reasonable start given its domestic total and its target audience. More...

Victory for Vendetta

August 12th, 2006

It was a slow week for new releases, but that didn't stop one of them, V for Vendetta from reaching the top with $9.30 million in total rentals. More...

Benchwarmers Hit Home Run... make that a Ground Rule Double

August 5th, 2006

There were only two new release to reach the top five this week but they finished 1-2 with The Benchwarmers leading the way with $9.98 million in DVD rentals. More...

DVD Releases for July 25, 2006

July 24th, 2006

On the surface this is a big week for DVDs, but there's a lot of chaff and not much wheat. However, there are several releases that rate a purchase or higher including this week's DVD Pick of the Week, Animaniacs - Volume 1 and Pinky and the Brain - Volume 1, both of which are perfect for kids and adults alike. One last note, both Blackballed: The Bobby Duke Story - Buy from Amazon and Deck Dogz will be featured next week in our box office prediction contest. More...

International Details - Re-Volving Door

June 11th, 2006

The final weekend before the start of World Cup saw Volver become the latest best of the rest finishing sixth with $4.46 million on 863 screens in 5 markets for a total of $27.25 million. The film was again led by its performance in France where it grew for the second week in a row up 14% to $3.02 million on 404 screens for a total of $9.09 million while in Italy it grew by 28% to $1.44 million on 268 screens for a total of $5.61 million after three weeks. In both of those markets the film is on pace to top such worldwide blockbusters as Mission: Impossible 3, something nobody would have predicted before the start of the summer. Even more impressively, it is about a week away from France becoming the film's most lucrative market topping the $11.94 million it made in its native Spain. More...

International Details - Mission: Second Place

May 28th, 2006

Mission: Impossible 3 was knocked out of first place by The Da Vinci Code, but that was not a surprise to anyone. What was a surprise is the lack of staying power Mission: Impossible 3 has exhibited so far; this week the film fell a further 43% o $23.22 million on 6392 screens in 57 markets for a total of $164.32 million. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it added $3.44 million on 445 screens to its total of $23.70 million. However, South Korea is close behind with $3.19 million on 330 screens for a total of $23.22 million. The film only as a few openings left and Japan is the only major player out there so unless a minor miracle happens Mission: Impossible 3 won't reach the heights that its predecessors did. More...

Scaring the Easter Box Office into Submission

April 17th, 2006

It was a great weekend at the box office, with the box office growing and records falling. The total box office rose 4.4% to just shy of $120 million, which was $43.7% higher than last year. In fact, the week's number one film earned nearly half of what the total box office brought in this time last year. With two weeks of incredible year-to-year growth, 2006 has pulled ahead of 2005 by 4%, but remember, this time last year was the weakest part of the entire year, so don't celebrate prematurely. If 2006 can keep the growth up even when it goes against Revenge of the Sith, that's when we celebrate. More...

Hunting for an Easter Weekend Win

April 14th, 2006

We should have a new winner atop the box office this Easter weekend with two new films opening wide. Strangely, it is not the digitally animated film from Disney that is leading the charge to the top. More...

Box Office Suffers a Meltdown

April 10th, 2006

Only one film mentioned in Friday's preview was able to beat expectations to any real degree, and this pushed this week's box office down 19.5% from last weekend. However, at $114 million it was still 31.5% higher than last year, which is more important. Even better news, 2006 has moved ahead of 2005's pace, albeit by a narrow 1% margin, meaning ticket sales are still slower than a year ago. More...

Can Any Film Take the Lead from Ice Age?

April 7th, 2006

There's little doubt that Ice Age: The Meltdown will repeat as box office champion, the real question is how far will it fall. Also of interest, which of the new releases will come in second and how many of the four newcomers will finish in the top five? More...

Movie Website Updates for March 31 - April 6

April 6th, 2006

It's a much busier week this week including several sites that I found through e-mails. Thanks for the tips. (On a side note, if you sent me an e-mail regarding a movie site and I forgot it, please send it again. It was a big list this week and I'm almost positive one or two sites slipped between the cracks.) Unfortunately, while there are plenty of sites on this week's list, there's not a lot of top notch ones. The movie on this list that made me the most excited was The Simpsons Movie, and that one doesn't even have an official movie site, just the teaser trailer. More...

2006 Preview: April

April 1st, 2006

March wasn't as strong as expected and April doesn't seem to have what it takes to turn things around. IMDb has a poll they run every month on what film you are looking forward to the most. This time the number one film is Silent Hill was in first with 16.5% of the vote. Number two went to 'Other' at 13.0% of the vote. This is a really, really bad sign. With no advanced buzz, many films will have a hard time attracting an audience, which not only means less people are seeing the movies, but also less people are seeing the trailers for the big summer releases, which means less buzz about the summer releases... On the other hand, there are several limited releases that look promising including Friends with Money, Hard Candy, The Notorious Bettie Page, and Kinky Boots. Unfortunately, all but the first are being released on April 14th. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 10 - March 16

March 16th, 2006

Pretty average week with all best sites being previous award winners. The best of the rest was Silent Hill - Official Site, and even though this week's update wasn't huge, it was enough to make the overall site award-worthy. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 3 - February 9

February 9th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It was the busiest week in more than a month, but there weren't many big launches or massive updates, so it is the slow-growing V For Vendetta - Official Site that earns the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 9 - December 15

December 15th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. We've hit another slow patch for movie websites, which is not unexpected since the most of the new site on this list are for films that open months from now so there's hardly any content, or open during the dead zone that is January. I would say the best of the rest would be King Kong - Official Site, but it is not strong enough to win the Weekly Website Award. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/04/07 2 $19,656,429   3,274 $6,004   $19,656,429 3
2006/04/14 3 $9,913,291 -50% 3,282 $3,021   $35,881,922 10
2006/04/21 6 $7,256,143 -27% 3,094 $2,345   $47,101,418 17
2006/04/28 10 $4,385,855 -40% 2,695 $1,627   $52,768,049 24
2006/05/05 13 $2,038,358 -54% 1,835 $1,111   $55,640,184 31
2006/05/12 17 $1,017,660 -50% 969 $1,050   $57,124,686 38
2006/05/19 24 $274,414 -73% 321 $855   $57,651,794 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/04/07 2 $6,804,750   3,274 $2,078   $6,804,750 1
2006/04/08 2 $8,539,533 +25% 3,274 $2,608   $15,344,283 2
2006/04/09 2 $4,312,146 -50% 3,274 $1,317   $19,656,429 3
2006/04/10 2 $1,419,589 -67% 3,274 $434   $21,076,018 4
2006/04/11 2 $1,365,315 -4% 3,274 $417   $22,441,333 5
2006/04/12 2 $1,388,523 +2% 3,274 $424   $23,829,856 6
2006/04/13 2 $2,138,775 +54% 3,274 $653   $25,968,631 7
2006/04/14 4 $4,106,814 +92% 3,282 $1,251   $30,075,445 8
2006/04/15 3 $3,597,375 -12% 3,282 $1,096   $33,672,820 9
2006/04/16 3 $2,209,102 -39% 3,282 $673   $35,881,922 10
2006/04/17 4 $1,468,143 -34% 3,282 $447   $37,350,065 11
2006/04/18 4 $875,179 -40% 3,282 $267   $38,225,244 12
2006/04/19 4 $810,753 -7% 3,282 $247   $39,035,997 13
2006/04/20 4 $809,278 n/c 3,282 $247   $39,845,275 14
2006/04/21 5 $2,237,378 +176% 3,094 $723   $42,082,653 15
2006/04/22 6 $3,232,812 +44% 3,094 $1,045   $45,315,465 16
2006/04/23 6 $1,785,953 -45% 3,094 $577   $47,101,418 17
2006/04/24 6 $325,560 -82% 3,094 $105   $47,426,978 18
2006/04/25 6 $321,611 -1% 3,094 $104   $47,748,589 19
2006/04/26 6 $306,142 -5% 3,094 $99   $48,054,731 20
2006/04/27 6 $327,463 +7% 3,094 $106   $48,382,194 21
2006/04/28 9 $1,286,927 +293% 2,695 $478   $49,669,121 22
2006/04/29 10 $2,008,693 +56% 2,695 $745   $51,677,814 23
2006/04/30 10 $1,090,235 -46% 2,695 $405   $52,768,049 24
2006/05/01 10 $221,227 -80% 2,695 $82   $52,989,276 25
2006/05/02 10 $207,568 -6% 2,695 $77   $53,196,844 26
2006/05/03 10 $204,121 -2% 2,695 $76   $53,400,965 27
2006/05/04 10 $200,861 -2% 2,695 $75   $53,601,826 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/04/07 2 $25,968,631   3,274 $7,932   $25,968,631 7
2006/04/14 4 $13,876,644 -47% 3,282 $4,228   $39,845,275 14
2006/04/21 6 $8,536,919 -38% 3,094 $2,759   $48,382,194 21
2006/04/28 10 $5,219,632 -39% 2,695 $1,937   $53,601,826 28
2006/05/05 13 $2,505,200 -52% 1,835 $1,365   $56,107,026 35
2006/05/12 18 $1,270,354 -49% 969 $1,311   $57,377,380 42

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/30/20061693,588 693,588$12,477,648$12,477,6481
8/6/20063327,785-53% 1,021,373$5,867,352$18,345,0002
8/13/20068142,896-56% 1,164,269$2,553,552$20,898,5513
8/20/20061280,627-44% 1,244,896$1,440,804$22,339,3564
8/27/20062263,322-21% 1,308,218$1,131,564$23,470,9205
9/3/20062846,527-27% 1,354,745$831,437$24,302,3576

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