Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,737,892Details
International Box Office $6,828,348
Worldwide Box Office $16,566,240
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,069,307 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,086,133 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,155,440
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Blue Valentine is the story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
87% - Certified Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 29th, 2010 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: May 10th, 2011 by Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic sexual content, language, and a beating.
(Rating bulletin 2151, 12/15/2010)
NC-17 for a scene of explicit sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2148, 11/24/2010)
Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Relationships Gone Wrong, Unexpected Families
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Incentive Filmed Entertainment, Silverwood Films, Hunting Lane Films, Chrysler, Shade Pictures, Motel Movies, Cottage Industries

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases Not Attached to Top Spot

As I mentioned at the time, the list of Blu-rays were weak this week, so weak that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I was able to return to top spot. That said, its weekly sales of 94,000 units and $2.16 million was terribly weak for the number one Blu-ray. On the other hand, its totals after five weeks of release are 2.79 million units and $63.26 million, which are the best of the year so far. More...

DVD Sales: Bieber Makes Short Work of Competition

Despite coming out a few days later than the rest of the new releases, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never topped the DVD sales chart this week with 471,000 units sold and $7.26 million in consumer spending at retail. No Strings Attached opened in second place with 315,000 units / $5.41 million, which is not particularly strong, but not too bad, all things considered. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I remained in third place adding 168,000 units / $2.68 million for the week for running tallies of 4.92 million units / $68.61 million after five. It should quickly become the second DVD release of 2011 to sell 5 million units. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 10th, 2011

While summer is the busiest time of year at the box office, it's the weakest time of year on the home market. That said, this week isn't bad with a few high profile releases. Unfortunately for me, I'm still waiting on the screeners for several of these. As far as the best of the best is concerned, there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week, including the pair of Doctor Who releases. But in the end I went with The Illusionist on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack. More...

Oscar Contest: Category Highlight: Best Actress

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which nominees should just feel honored to be nominated. This weekend we will look at the four acting categories, ending with Best Lead Actress, which is, while not exactly competitive, at least has a long shot with a shot. More...

Per Theater Chart is Explosive

There's was only one film able to top $10,000 on the per theater chart and that film was Kaboom, which made $13,714 in one theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Cleaning House

There's a bit of a controversy on the per theater chart with The Housemaid and Barney's Version in position to claim top spot. The latter made $143,000 in 16 theaters for an average of $8,938, in the United States. Adding it what it made in Canada, and it earned almost $500,000 in 77 theaters for an average of $6,217. That was a great weekend, but only third best on the chart. The winner was The Housemaid with an average of $8,335 in two theaters. This suggests it will be able to find more theaters willing to play it, but it is unlikely that it will expand significantly. More...

Awards Season: Oscars Offer a Truly Regal Performance

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, thus ending months of speculation. Along with a (very) few surprises, the list of nominees is mostly a case of Deja Vu. Leading the way, as it has so often this year, was The King's Speech, with 12 nominations, including six in seven of the most prestigious categories (Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and the four acting categories). But it was far from the only multi-nominated film on the list. More...

Per Theater Chart: Barney Leads the Way, In This Version Anyhow

After an Oscar-qualifying run and a limited release in Canada, Barney's Version, finally started its theatrical run in the United States with an average of $16,310 in four theaters, which was enough to lead the per theater chart. Sort of. It's also playing in Canada, and despite the fact that Canada's considered part of the domestic box office when it comes to wide releases, smaller releases often don't have their box office numbers North of the border reported. This means it is possible that Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune remained on top with $12,377 in its lone theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Phil Ochs has Fortunate Start

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune opened on top of the per theater chart with $18,211 in one theater over the weekend and $26,846 since Wednesday. This pushed Blue Valentine into second place with an average of $17,608; however, Valentine also saw its theater count balloon from 4 to 40. Another Year added one more theater, but it wasn't enough to keeps its overall box office level, as its average slipped to $12,466. The Illusionist hung on with an average of $10,996, but I think it has taken too long and it might be too late to expand significantly. More...

Per Theater Chart: Blue Pulls in the Green

The final weekend of the year saw no less than six films topping the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Leading the way was Blue Valentine with an average of $48,432 over the weekend and it already has close to $300,000 in just four theaters since Wednesday. Country Strong saw its average grow to $20,753, but it was still pushed to second place due to the competition. Another Year opened in third with $18,645 in six theaters, while Somewhere remained steady with $17,302 in eight. The Illusionist grew by 20% to $15,472, but it did have an extra day, as last weekend it opened on Saturday. The final $10,000 film was The King's Speech, which earned more than $7 million in 700 theaters for an average of $11,108. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fockers Narrowly Beats True Grit

With no new wide releases over New Year's weekend, this week's was a battle of the holdovers at the box office, and thanks to the fact that Christmas Eve (a slow day at the box office) fell on a Friday in 2010, the weekend-to-weekend comparison for each movie generally looked good. Curiously, though, the top three movies all declined from last weekend while all the other movies in the top 20 saw increases. With plenty of films to choose from, audiences spent over $4 million on at least 13 different films, seven of which topped $10 million. That's not quite a record (no less than nine movies earned over $10 million over MLK weekend in 2001), but it is unusual. More...

Limited Releases Looking for Last Chance for Oscars

If you are interested in winning Oscars, this is the last chance for a theatrical release to qualify for the awards this year. So it comes as no surprise that there are a handful of Oscar hopefuls coming out this weekend. One of them, Blue Valentine, has already earned some success during Awards Season and it looks like that will translate into at least some success theatrically. More...

Awards Season - King of the Globes, or at Least the Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations early this morning, and there are some interesting surprises included in the mix. Leading the way was The King's Speech, which has long been seen as one of the major players this Awards Season. Meanwhile, The Fighter and The Social Network were right behind with six each. There were many, many other films nomination, including more than a few shocks. ... Mostly in one category. More...

Awards Season: Winter Showed Its Independence

The official arrival of winter is still a few weeks away, but Winter's Bone ushered in the start of Awards Season picking up seven Independent Spirit Award nominations. This was the most of any film, with The Kids Are All Right placing second with five. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/29 - $47,887   4 $11,972   $47,887 1
2010/12/30 - $49,992 +4% 4 $12,498   $97,879 2
2010/12/31 - $42,425 -15% 4 $10,606   $140,304 3
2011/01/01 - $80,641 +90% 4 $20,160   $220,945 4
2011/01/02 - $70,662 -12% 4 $17,666   $291,607 5
2011/01/03 - $38,827 -45% 4 $9,707   $330,434 6
2011/01/04 - $37,095 -4% 4 $9,274   $367,529 7
2011/01/05 - $37,206 n/c 4 $9,302   $404,735 8
2011/01/06 - $35,510 -5% 4 $8,878   $440,245 9
2011/01/07 16 $204,417 +476% 40 $5,110   $644,662 10
2011/01/08 17 $285,724 +40% 40 $7,143   $930,386 11
2011/01/09 16 $214,198 -25% 40 $5,355   $1,144,584 12
2011/01/10 16 $74,806 -65% 40 $1,870   $1,219,390 13
2011/01/11 16 $84,758 +13% 40 $2,119   $1,304,148 14
2011/01/12 - $77,976 -8% 40 $1,949   $1,382,124 15
2011/01/13 - $78,361 n/c 40 $1,959   $1,460,485 16
2011/01/14 16 $394,473 +403% 230 $1,715   $1,854,958 17
2011/01/15 17 $572,767 +45% 230 $2,490   $2,425,623 18
2011/01/16 - $419,536 -27% 230 $1,824   $2,845,159 19
2011/01/17 16 $314,974 -25% 230 $1,369   $3,160,133 20
2011/01/18 15 $152,062 -52% 230 $661   $3,312,195 21
2011/01/19 14 $139,433 -8% 230 $606   $3,451,628 22
2011/01/20 15 $130,579 -6% 230 $568   $3,582,207 23
2011/01/21 18 $255,591 +96% 242 $1,056   $3,837,798 24
2011/01/22 19 $401,626 +57% 242 $1,660   $4,239,424 25
2011/01/23 17 $220,598 -45% 242 $912   $4,460,022 26
2011/01/24 15 $87,948 -60% 242 $363   $4,547,970 27
2011/01/25 15 $118,141 +34% 242 $488   $4,666,111 28
2011/01/26 14 $100,362 -15% 242 $415   $4,766,473 29
2011/01/27 14 $110,627 +10% 242 $457   $4,877,100 30
2011/01/28 16 $339,048 +206% 415 $817   $5,216,148 31
2011/01/29 16 $504,331 +49% 415 $1,215   $5,720,479 32
2011/01/30 16 $342,745 -32% 415 $826   $6,063,224 33
2011/01/31 15 $100,783 -71% 415 $243   $6,164,007 34
2011/02/01 15 $104,421 +4% 415 $252   $6,268,428 35
2011/02/02 15 $102,367 -2% 415 $247   $6,370,795 36
2011/02/03 15 $111,610 +9% 415 $269   $6,482,405 37
2011/02/04 17 $252,810 +127% 450 $562   $6,735,215 38
2011/02/05 17 $377,954 +50% 450 $840   $7,113,169 39
2011/02/06 18 $155,677 -59% 450 $346   $7,268,846 40
2011/02/07 17 $79,138 -49% 450 $176   $7,347,984 41
2011/02/08 15 $100,951 +28% 450 $224   $7,448,935 42
2011/02/09 17 $86,062 -15% 450 $191   $7,534,997 43
2011/02/10 16 $91,105 +6% 450 $202   $7,626,102 44
2011/02/11 16 $159,101 +75% 393 $405   $7,785,203 45
2011/02/12 19 $261,075 +64% 393 $664   $8,046,278 46
2011/02/13 - $165,332 -37% 393 $421   $8,211,610 47
2011/02/14 - $108,060 -35% 393 $275   $8,319,670 48
2011/02/15 - $63,242 -41% 393 $161   $8,382,912 49
2011/02/16 - $57,577 -9% 393 $147   $8,440,489 50
2011/02/17 - $58,978 +2% 393 $150   $8,499,467 51
2011/02/18 - $82,800 +40% 235 $352   $8,582,267 52
2011/02/19 - $136,172 +64% 235 $579   $8,718,439 53
2011/02/20 - $111,205 -18% 235 $473   $8,829,644 54
2011/02/21 28 $72,283 -35% 235 $308   $8,901,927 55
2011/02/22 - $37,779 -48% 235 $161   $8,939,706 56
2011/02/23 - $35,580 -6% 235 $151   $8,975,286 57
2011/02/24 - $38,939 +9% 235 $166   $9,014,225 58
2011/02/25 - $59,562 +53% 167 $357   $9,073,787 59
2011/02/26 - $108,917 +83% 167 $652   $9,182,704 60
2011/02/27 - $41,307 -62% 167 $247   $9,224,011 61
2011/02/28 - $19,616 -53% 167 $117   $9,243,627 62
2011/03/01 - $24,450 +25% 167 $146   $9,268,077 63
2011/03/02 - $20,590 -16% 167 $123   $9,288,667 64
2011/03/03 - $24,159 +17% 167 $145   $9,312,826 65
2011/03/04 - $25,990 +8% 96 $271   $9,338,816 66
2011/03/05 - $41,501 +60% 96 $432   $9,380,317 67
2011/03/06 - $28,335 -32% 96 $295   $9,408,652 68
2011/03/07 - $8,818 -69% 96 $92   $9,417,470 69
2011/03/08 - $11,711 +33% 96 $122   $9,429,181 70
2011/03/09 - $10,914 -7% 96 $114   $9,440,095 71
2011/03/10 - $13,424 +23% 96 $140   $9,453,519 72
2011/03/11 - $16,906 +26% 60 $282   $9,470,425 73
2011/03/12 - $27,214 +61% 60 $454   $9,497,639 74
2011/03/13 - $16,789 -38% 60 $280   $9,514,428 75
2011/03/14 - $6,574 -61% 60 $110   $9,521,002 76
2011/03/15 - $7,668 +17% 60 $128   $9,528,670 77
2011/03/16 - $7,315 -5% 60 $122   $9,535,985 78
2011/03/17 - $6,210 -15% 60 $104   $9,542,195 79
2011/03/18 - $9,154 +47% 43 $213   $9,551,349 80
2011/03/19 - $14,876 +63% 43 $346   $9,566,225 81
2011/03/20 - $10,336 -31% 43 $240   $9,576,561 82
2011/03/21 - $4,696 -55% 43 $109   $9,581,257 83
2011/03/22 - $6,687 +42% 43 $156   $9,587,944 84
2011/03/23 - $4,770 -29% 43 $111   $9,592,714 85
2011/03/24 - $4,799 +1% 43 $112   $9,597,513 86
2011/03/25 - $7,472 +56% 44 $170   $9,604,985 87
2011/03/26 - $14,647 +96% 44 $333   $9,619,632 88
2011/03/27 - $9,623 -34% 44 $219   $9,629,255 89
2011/03/28 - $3,945 -59% 44 $90   $9,633,200 90
2011/03/29 - $5,528 +40% 44 $126   $9,638,728 91
2011/03/30 - $4,703 -15% 44 $107   $9,643,431 92
2011/03/31 - $5,479 +17% 44 $125   $9,648,910 93
2011/04/01 - $5,520 +1% 39 $142   $9,654,430 94
2011/04/02 - $7,610 +38% 39 $195   $9,662,040 95
2011/04/03 - $5,741 -25% 39 $147   $9,667,781 96
2011/04/04 - $2,761 -52% 39 $71   $9,670,542 97
2011/04/05 - $3,934 +42% 39 $101   $9,674,476 98
2011/04/06 - $3,995 +2% 39 $102   $9,678,471 99
2011/04/07 - $3,328 -17% 39 $85   $9,681,799 100
2011/04/08 - $2,349 -29% 19 $124   $9,684,148 101
2011/04/09 - $3,649 +55% 19 $192   $9,687,797 102
2011/04/10 - $2,737 -25% 19 $144   $9,690,534 103
2011/04/11 - $1,141 -58% 19 $60   $9,691,675 104
2011/04/12 - $1,173 +3% 19 $62   $9,692,848 105
2011/04/13 - $2,388 +104% 19 $126   $9,695,236 106
2011/04/14 - $1,368 -43% 19 $72   $9,696,604 107
2011/04/15 - $1,417 +4% 15 $94   $9,698,021 108
2011/04/16 - $2,013 +42% 15 $134   $9,700,034 109
2011/04/17 - $1,525 -24% 15 $102   $9,701,559 110
2011/04/18 - $802 -47% 15 $53   $9,702,361 111
2011/04/19 - $1,401 +75% 15 $93   $9,703,762 112
2011/04/20 - $1,483 +6% 15 $99   $9,705,245 113
2011/04/21 - $1,083 -27% 15 $72   $9,706,328 114

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/31 25 $193,728   4 $48,432   $291,607 5
2011/01/07 16 $704,339 +264% 40 $17,608   $1,144,584 12
2011/01/14 17 $1,386,776 +97% 230 $6,029   $2,847,261 19
2011/01/21 19 $877,815 -37% 242 $3,627   $4,460,022 26
2011/01/28 16 $1,186,124 +35% 415 $2,858   $6,063,224 33
2011/02/04 17 $786,441 -34% 450 $1,748   $7,268,846 40
2011/02/11 18 $585,508 -26% 393 $1,490   $8,211,610 47
2011/02/18 25 $330,177 -44% 235 $1,405   $8,829,644 54
2011/02/25 34 $209,786 -36% 167 $1,256   $9,224,011 61
2011/03/04 36 $95,826 -54% 96 $998   $9,408,652 68
2011/03/11 45 $60,909 -36% 60 $1,015   $9,514,428 75
2011/03/18 52 $34,366 -44% 43 $799   $9,576,561 82
2011/03/25 58 $31,742 -8% 44 $721   $9,629,255 89
2011/04/01 63 $18,871 -41% 39 $484   $9,667,781 96
2011/04/08 73 $8,735 -54% 19 $460   $9,690,534 103
2011/04/15 80 $4,955 -43% 15 $330   $9,701,559 110

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/15/2011775,694 75,694$1,304,965$1,304,9651
5/22/20112225,524-66% 101,218$382,605$1,687,5692

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/15/20111117,802 17,802$367,616$367,6161

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Cast

Ryan Gosling    Dean
Michelle Williams    Cindy
John Doman    Jerry
Mike Vogel    Bobby
Ben Shenkman    Dr. Feinberg
Faith Wladyka    Frankie

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Derek Cianfrance
Producer    Jamie Patricof
Producer    Lynette Howell
Producer    Alex Orlovsky
Screenwriter    Derek Cianfrance
Screenwriter    Joey Curtis
Screenwriter    Cami Delavigne
Cinematographer    Andrij Parekh
Production Designer    Inbal Weinberg
Editor    Jim Helton
Editor    Ron Patane
Composer    Grizzly Bear

Blue Valentine HD Trailer