Bride Wars

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $58,715,510Details
International Box Office $56,434,914
Worldwide Box Office $115,150,424
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $32,303,905 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $32,303,905
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
10% - Rotten
Audience
52% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Theatrical Release: January 9th, 2009 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: April 28th, 2009 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for suggestive content, language and some rude behavior
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

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DVD Rentals - Button Up

Just two new release charted this week, led by The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which had three times as many rentals as the second place Bride Wars. More...

DVD Sales - Number One DVD Far From Curious

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DVD Rentals - War is Hell

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DVD Sales - Fog of War

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DVD Releases for April 28th, 2009 - Part I

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International Details - Pink in the Red

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International Details - Confessions of the International Box Office

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International Details - Recep Ivedik is No Turkey

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International Details - Bride Wars as Bridesmaid

Bride Wars continues its bridesmaid run just missing the top five this week after just missing the top ten last week. It did ad $5.88 million on 2485 screens in 30 markets for a total of $32.11 million after a month of release. Openings this week include Germany, where the film placed second with $1.62 million on 455 screens, which is a mixed debut. More...

International Details - Slumdog Continues to Earn Millions

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International Details - The Very Best has to Settle for Sixth Place

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International Details - Escaping the Top Five

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Paul Blart: Box Office Champion

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International Details - Down Under goes Over $100 million

Australia reached a major milestone this past weekend as it topped $100 million internationally. Over the weekend the film added $12.33 million on 4901 screens in 55 markets for a total of $103.30 million internationally and $151.06 million worldwide. Additionally, with openings in Italy, Brazil, China, Russia, and Japan still ahead, the film has a shot at $200 million worldwide. That would be enough to cover the film's production budget, after taking into account Australia's generous tax incentives. More...

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Torino Makes Eastwood\'s Weekend

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Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of January 9th, 2009

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Here Comes the Bride (Wars)

2009 hopes to build on last week's success and has three new releases and a wide expansion with which to do so. Bride Wars seems to be the odds on favorite to win, but don't count out Gran Torino. Also, both films have a shot at topping last year's number one film, The Bucket List. More...

Contest - Two Brides Go To War

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Cast

Anne Hathaway    Emma
Kate Hudson    Liv
Candice Bergen    Marion St. Claire
Kristen Johnston    Deb

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/09 3 $8,090,757   3,226 $2,508   $8,090,757 1
2009/01/10 2 $8,367,331 +3% 3,226 $2,594   $16,458,088 2
2009/01/11 2 $4,600,085 -45% 3,226 $1,426   $21,058,173 3
2009/01/12 2 $1,138,168 -75% 3,226 $353   $22,196,341 4
2009/01/13 2 $1,251,488 +10% 3,226 $388   $23,447,829 5
2009/01/14 2 $1,103,795 -12% 3,226 $342   $24,551,624 6
2009/01/15 2 $1,275,501 +16% 3,226 $395   $25,827,125 7
2009/01/16 6 $3,752,824 +194% 3,228 $1,163   $29,579,949 8
2009/01/17 6 $4,699,553 +25% 3,228 $1,456   $34,279,502 9
2009/01/18 6 $3,199,176 -32% 3,228 $991   $37,478,678 10
2009/01/19 6 $2,227,174 -30% 3,228 $690   $39,705,852 11
2009/01/20 7 $687,806 -69% 3,228 $213   $40,393,658 12
2009/01/21 6 $607,679 -12% 3,228 $188   $41,001,337 13
2009/01/22 5 $700,927 +15% 3,228 $217   $41,702,264 14
2009/01/23 7 $2,141,852 +206% 2,621 $817   $43,844,116 15
2009/01/24 8 $3,119,199 +46% 2,621 $1,190   $46,963,315 16
2009/01/25 10 $1,607,613 -48% 2,621 $613   $48,570,928 17
2009/01/26 10 $407,258 -75% 2,621 $155   $48,978,186 18
2009/01/27 8 $455,278 +12% 2,621 $174   $49,433,464 19
2009/01/28 7 $443,814 -3% 2,621 $169   $49,877,278 20
2009/01/29 6 $489,309 +10% 2,621 $187   $50,366,587 21
2009/01/30 10 $1,178,605 +141% 1,985 $594   $51,545,192 22
2009/01/31 12 $1,714,791 +45% 1,985 $864   $53,259,983 23
2009/02/01 12 $631,500 -63% 1,985 $318   $53,891,483 24
2009/02/02 16 $192,438 -70% 1,985 $97   $54,083,921 25
2009/02/03 15 $214,789 +12% 1,985 $108   $54,298,710 26
2009/02/04 15 $219,170 +2% 1,985 $110   $54,517,880 27
2009/02/05 15 $226,440 +3% 1,985 $114   $54,744,320 28
2009/02/06 - $480,639 +112% 1,097 $438   $55,224,959 29
2009/02/07 - $676,152 +41% 1,097 $616   $55,901,111 30
2009/02/08 - $343,238 -49% 1,097 $313   $56,244,349 31
2009/02/09 - $87,822 -74% 1,097 $80   $56,332,171 32
2009/02/10 - $86,238 -2% 1,097 $79   $56,418,409 33
2009/02/11 - $82,385 -4% 1,097 $75   $56,500,794 34
2009/02/12 - $102,671 +25% 1,097 $94   $56,603,465 35
2009/02/13 - $120,893 +18% 449 $269   $56,724,358 36
2009/02/14 - $237,850 +97% 449 $530   $56,962,208 37
2009/02/15 - $134,307 -44% 449 $299   $57,096,515 38
2009/02/16 29 $96,926 -28% 449 $216   $57,193,441 39
2009/02/17 - $34,429 -64% 449 $77   $57,227,870 40
2009/02/18 - $27,764 -19% 449 $62   $57,255,634 41
2009/02/19 - $33,144 +19% 449 $74   $57,288,778 42
2009/02/20 - $61,573 +86% 240 $257   $57,350,351 43
2009/02/21 - $85,944 +40% 240 $358   $57,436,295 44
2009/02/22 - $49,699 -42% 240 $207   $57,485,994 45
2009/02/23 - $14,047 -72% 240 $59   $57,500,041 46
2009/02/24 - $15,475 +10% 240 $64   $57,515,516 47
2009/02/25 - $13,182 -15% 240 $55   $57,528,698 48
2009/02/26 - $16,662 +26% 240 $69   $57,545,360 49
2009/02/27 - $53,408 +221% 224 $238   $57,598,768 50
2009/02/28 - $75,811 +42% 224 $338   $57,674,579 51
2009/03/01 - $42,152 -44% 224 $188   $57,716,731 52
2009/03/02 - $13,778 -67% 224 $62   $57,730,509 53
2009/03/03 - $17,491 +27% 224 $78   $57,748,000 54
2009/03/04 - $14,512 -17% 224 $65   $57,762,512 55
2009/03/05 - $15,764 +9% 224 $70   $57,778,276 56
2009/03/06 - $49,643 +215% 204 $243   $57,827,919 57
2009/03/07 - $66,868 +35% 204 $328   $57,894,787 58
2009/03/08 - $36,307 -46% 204 $178   $57,931,094 59
2009/03/09 - $11,713 -68% 204 $57   $57,942,807 60
2009/03/10 - $14,441 +23% 204 $71   $57,957,248 61
2009/03/11 - $13,104 -9% 204 $64   $57,970,352 62
2009/03/12 - $14,758 +13% 204 $72   $57,985,110 63
2009/03/13 - $45,815 +210% 186 $246   $58,030,925 64
2009/03/14 - $66,581 +45% 186 $358   $58,097,506 65
2009/03/15 - $37,375 -44% 186 $201   $58,134,881 66
2009/03/16 - $15,069 -60% 186 $81   $58,149,950 67
2009/03/17 - $16,662 +11% 186 $90   $58,166,612 68
2009/03/18 - $16,551 -1% 186 $89   $58,183,163 69
2009/03/19 - $17,456 +5% 186 $94   $58,200,619 70
2009/03/20 - $41,471 +138% 186 $223   $58,242,090 71
2009/03/21 - $51,334 +24% 186 $276   $58,293,424 72
2009/03/22 - $28,157 -45% 186 $151   $58,321,581 73
2009/03/23 - $10,466 -63% 186 $56   $58,332,047 74
2009/03/24 - $12,558 +20% 186 $68   $58,344,605 75
2009/03/25 - $11,955 -5% 186 $64   $58,356,560 76
2009/03/26 - $12,198 +2% 186 $66   $58,368,758 77
2009/03/27 - $33,383 +174% 143 $233   $58,402,141 78
2009/03/28 - $43,320 +30% 143 $303   $58,445,461 79
2009/03/29 - $25,382 -41% 143 $177   $58,470,843 80
2009/03/30 - $9,203 -64% 143 $64   $58,480,046 81
2009/03/31 - $10,341 +12% 143 $72   $58,490,387 82
2009/04/01 - $9,869 -5% 143 $69   $58,500,256 83
2009/04/02 - $10,014 +1% 143 $70   $58,510,270 84
2009/04/03 - $20,727 +107% 99 $209   $58,530,997 85
2009/04/04 - $25,798 +24% 99 $261   $58,556,795 86
2009/04/05 - $13,814 -46% 99 $140   $58,570,609 87
2009/04/06 - $5,752 -58% 99 $58   $58,576,361 88
2009/04/07 - $7,466 +30% 99 $75   $58,583,827 89
2009/04/08 - $7,701 +3% 99 $78   $58,591,528 90
2009/04/09 - $9,803 +27% 99 $99   $58,601,331 91
2009/04/10 - $14,621 +49% 66 $222   $58,615,952 92
2009/04/11 - $14,507 -1% 66 $220   $58,630,459 93
2009/04/12 - $7,359 -49% 66 $112   $58,637,818 94
2009/04/13 - $5,839 -21% 66 $88   $58,643,657 95
2009/04/14 - $4,830 -17% 66 $73   $58,648,487 96
2009/04/15 - $5,007 +4% 66 $76   $58,653,494 97
2009/04/16 - $5,062 +1% 66 $77   $58,658,556 98
2009/04/17 - $7,253 +43% 42 $173   $58,665,809 99
2009/04/18 - $10,495 +45% 42 $250   $58,676,304 100
2009/04/19 - $5,933 -43% 42 $141   $58,682,237 101
2009/04/20 - $1,684 -72% 42 $40   $58,683,921 102
2009/04/21 - $2,348 +39% 42 $56   $58,686,269 103
2009/04/22 - $2,061 -12% 42 $49   $58,688,330 104
2009/04/23 - $2,339 +13% 42 $56   $58,690,669 105
2009/04/24 - $3,384 +45% 26 $130   $58,694,053 106
2009/04/25 - $5,637 +67% 26 $217   $58,699,690 107
2009/04/26 - $3,098 -45% 26 $119   $58,702,788 108
2009/04/27 - $936 -70% 26 $36   $58,703,724 109
2009/04/28 - $1,070 +14% 26 $41   $58,704,794 110
2009/04/29 - $1,114 +4% 26 $43   $58,705,908 111
2009/04/30 - $1,262 +13% 26 $49   $58,707,170 112

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/09 2 $21,058,173   3,226 $6,528   $21,058,173 3
2009/01/16 6 $11,651,553 -45% 3,228 $3,610   $37,478,678 10
2009/01/23 8 $6,868,664 -41% 2,621 $2,621   $48,570,928 17
2009/01/30 12 $3,524,896 -49% 1,985 $1,776   $53,891,483 24
2009/02/06 18 $1,500,029 -57% 1,097 $1,367   $56,244,349 31
2009/02/13 28 $493,050 -67% 449 $1,098   $57,096,515 38
2009/02/20 34 $197,216 -60% 240 $822   $57,485,994 45
2009/02/27 37 $171,371 -13% 224 $765   $57,716,731 52
2009/03/06 36 $152,818 -11% 204 $749   $57,931,094 59
2009/03/13 38 $149,771 -2% 186 $805   $58,134,881 66
2009/03/20 36 $120,962 -19% 186 $650   $58,321,581 73
2009/03/27 26 $102,085 -16% 186 $549   $58,470,843 80
2009/04/03 35 $60,339 -41% 143 $422   $58,570,609 87
2009/04/10 48 $36,487 -40% 66 $553   $58,637,818 94
2009/04/17 56 $23,681 -35% 42 $564   $58,682,237 101
2009/04/24 63 $12,119 -49% 26 $466   $58,702,788 108
2009/05/01 83 $4,632 -62% 15 $309   $58,711,802 115
2009/05/08 97 $2,380 -49% 6 $397   $58,715,510 122

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/3/20091846,192 846,192$13,530,610$13,530,6101
5/10/20093337,469-60% 1,183,661$5,396,129$18,926,7392
5/17/20095147,689-56% 1,331,350$2,361,547$21,288,2863
5/24/200914105,405-29% 1,436,755$1,720,694$23,008,9814
5/31/20091469,455-34% 1,506,210$1,123,921$24,132,9025
6/7/20092143,539-37% 1,549,749$666,451$24,799,3536
6/28/20093027,274 1,636,741$442,210$26,210,9179

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