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The Boys are Back (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $809,752Details
International Box Office $2,400,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,209,752
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 8,046 $809,752
All Time International Box Office 4,845 $2,400,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 8,204 $3,209,752
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 1,708 $809,752

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 25th, 2009 (Limited) by Miramax
MPAA Rating: PG-13 For some sexual language and thematic elements
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: Australia,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 4,340 $55,258 Oct 30, 2009 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,084 $55,258 Oct 30, 2009 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,636 $643 Oct 30, 2009 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 4,578 $78,646 Oct 23, 2009 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,070 $78,646 Oct 23, 2009 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,775 $728 Oct 23, 2009 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,575 $154,237 Oct 16, 2009 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 863 $154,237 Oct 16, 2009 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,223 $1,428 Oct 16, 2009 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,941 $181,380 Oct 9, 2009 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 874 $181,380 Oct 9, 2009 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,844 $2,418 Oct 9, 2009 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,409 $54,789 Oct 2, 2009 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,852 $54,789 Oct 2, 2009 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,090 $3,424 Oct 2, 2009 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 7,040 $49,342 Sep 25, 2009 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,204 $49,342 Sep 25, 2009 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,838 $8,224 Sep 25, 2009 3
Theater Average Limited Release 3,152 $8,224 Sep 25, 2009 3
Top 2009 Theater Average Limited Release 146 $8,224 Sep 25, 2009 3
Never Wide Domestic 2,138 $809,752 Sep 25, 2009 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 5,673 $809,752 Sep 25, 2009 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 782 102 Sep 25, 2009 0

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 26th, 2010

January 26th, 2010

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Featured DVD Review: The Boys are Back

January 25th, 2010

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September 29th, 2009

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Countdown to Limited Releases

September 25th, 2009

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/25 54 $49,342   6 $8,224   $49,342 3
2009/10/02 53 $54,789 +11% 16 $3,424   $123,913 10
2009/10/09 37 $181,380 +231% 75 $2,418   $326,816 17
2009/10/16 34 $154,237 -15% 108 $1,428   $558,208 24
2009/10/23 41 $78,646 -49% 108 $728   $694,355 31
2009/10/30 46 $55,258 -30% 86 $643   $783,013 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/25 56 $69,124   6 $11,521   $69,124 7
2009/10/02 53 $76,312 +10% 16 $4,770   $145,436 14
2009/10/09 35 $258,535 +239% 75 $3,447   $403,971 21
2009/10/16 35 $211,738 -18% 108 $1,961   $615,709 28
2009/10/23 43 $112,046 -47% 108 $1,037   $727,755 35
2009/10/30 46 $81,997 -27% 86 $953   $809,752 42

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