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Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $40,203,020Details
International Box Office $223,691,531
Worldwide Box Office $263,894,551
Further financial details...

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  4. Video Sales
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
27% - Rotten
61% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 12th, 2004 (Limited) by Universal
November 19th, 2004 (Expands Wide) by Universal
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content
Running Time: 108 minutes
Franchise: Bridget Jones
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Keywords: Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Working Title Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States


   Bridget Jones
Colin Firth    Mark Darcy
Hugh Grant    Daniel Cleaver
Jacinda Barrett    Rebecca
Jim Broadbent    Colin Jones
Gemma Jones    Mum
Ian McNeice    Quizmaster
Shirley Henderson    Jude
Jessica Hynes   

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Andrew Davies
Story Creator    Helen Fielding
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams

Hitch still Connecting with Moviegoers

April 24th, 2005

Hitch is just coasting on holdovers now, and will be until it opens in Japan at the beginning of June. This week it added $5.1 million from 3000 screens in 55 markets to its already impressive $170.4 million international total and with soft week to week drop-offs and a good showing in Japan and it will have a $200 million future. This week the film added $643,359 in its fifth weekend in France for a $12,785,670 total in the market, $110,000 in its second weekend in Argentina, (rising to first place in the meantime) as well as other, smaller markets. More...

International Box Office Busier than Weekend Before

April 17th, 2005

The Pacifier finally debut across Australia after playing in Queensland and Victoria for the past two weeks; the massive expansion allowed the film to climb to first place with $1.125 million on 267 screens. That lifted its total in the market to $3.41 million so far and the film should have strong legs. Add to that its $1.75 million opening in Spain and $590,000 in Belgium and the film managed $4.1 million over the weekend, which doubled its early total to $8.1 million. 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...

Twelve Tops the Best of the Rest

February 27th, 2005

Ocean's Twelve may have dropped out of the top five, but it is still going strong with $4.5 million on 1400 screens in 35 markets for an international box office of $225.8 million so far. No new openings means the heist film had to rely on holdovers likes its $2.5 million during its third weekend in the U.K. and $1.4 million during its fifth week of release in Japan, finishing second in both those markets. More...

Fockers Flatten Competition

February 2nd, 2005

Meet the Fockers open in the U.K. over the weekend with an astounding $14.8 million on 456, which is more than four times the original's earnings there in 2000. That figure was also more than 8 times the second place film , and more than half the market's total box office. Add in a handful of openings in other, mostly smaller markets and the film brought in $19.2 million on 1,700 screens in 15 markets for a $58.8 million total so far. More...

Ocean Steals International Box Office Crown Back

January 26th, 2005

The International Box Office Race is certainly interesting, as Ocean's Twelve recaptured the lead this weekend with $14.4 million on 4,600 screens in 58 markets and now sits at $170.4 million internationally and $292.8 million worldwide. A large chunk of that total came from Japan, where the film earned $6.8 million (including sneak peaks) on 510 screens, while ending Howl's Moving Castle's nine week reign on top. While this was a strong performance, it was 20% lower that the original's debut in the same market. More...

Alexander Reigns over International Audiences

January 19th, 2005

After a massive opening last week in Spain, Alexander took top spot on the international charts thanks to a strong opening in Italy, Brazil and Hong Kong. The film managed first place in all three markets with $3.87 million on 446 screens in Italy, $906,900 on 193 screens in Brazil and $275,244 on 30 screens in Hong Kong. Holdovers were not as kind to the Sword and Sandal epic as it dropped nearly 50% in the U.K., Spain and France. Overall the film brought in $14.5 million on 3600 screens in 51 markets for a running tally of $88 million. And while the film will easily cross $100 million internationally, which is roughly 3 times its domestic figure, it has to be looked at as a disappointment financially. More...

Twelve Takes Top Spot

January 12th, 2005

The race for first in the international marketplace continued to be close with three films within a couple million of each other. Leading the way was Ocean's Twelve with $17.5 million on 5200 screens in 54 markets; the film's international total now sits at $137 million, slightly more than half of what Ocean's Eleven finished with. The heist film did open well in several markets, which mostly balances out severe drop-offs due to the post-holiday. For instance, the film opened well in South Korea with $2.1 million on 150 screens and debuted in first place in Argentina, ($500,000), Portugal, (with $720,000) and in the Philippines, ($370,000.) More...

Local Flicks Compete for International Crown

December 29th, 2004

Ocean's Twelve opening in another two markets, (Mexico and Belgium) helped the heist film finish first on the international charts with $22.6 million on 5,183 screens in 46 markets. The film opened well in Belgium where it easily took first place with $1.2 million on just 75 screens. That's up nearly 40% compared to the the original, but down nearly 10% in Euros. In Mexico the film could only manage $1.8 million on 550 screens for a rather limp per screen average. However, in most markets the film is not holding up as well as the studio would have liked. For instance, in Germany the film dropped by more than 50%, in France the decline was 44%. The only exception appears to be Italy where holidays and a serious boost to screen count helped the film climb 33% to $2.9 million over the weekend. More...

International Box Office Stolen!

December 22nd, 2004

For the first time in many weeks there was a real race for top spot on the international charts, also, for the first time in many weeks The Incredibles didn't win that race. Boosted by debuts in 22 additional markets, Ocean's Twelve took top spot with $28.9 million on 3900 screens in 27 markets for a early total of $35.2 million. Compared to the original the results are mixed. IN many places it is a lot lower when compared in local currency, but thanks to the Dollar's extended losing streak, it's much higher in American funds. For instance, the film opened in first place in France with 5.7 million Euros, down 16% from its predecessor, however, that's $7.5 million in American funds, a increase of 28%. Other highlights include $5.3 million in Germany, $3.5 million in Spain, $2.2 million in Italy and $1.4 million in both Holland and Switzerland and just shy of $1 million in Sweden. The film remained in first place in Australia despite dropping 50% at the box office to just $1.8 million. More...

Competition Can't Stop the Supers

December 15th, 2004

Several films made their international debuts this weekend, but that didn't stop The Incredibles from taking top spot on the international box office, again. This weekend the film brought in an addition $32.1 million on 6,343 screens in 37 markets to lift its international tally to $152.1 million so far. The films busiest weekend in terms of raw dollars was the $5.7 million it earned in Germany, but with a theatre count of more than 1000, that wasn't as strong as the studio would have liked. The film did break the record for biggest opening for an animated movie with $1.7 million in Brazil. The film also opened first in Switzerland with $1.2 million, Austria with $931,000 and South Africa with $310,000. 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...

Heroes Hit $100 Million

December 8th, 2004

A few big opening and very strong holdovers helped The Incredibles continue its torrid pace with $36.3 million in 24 markets, lifting its international tally to $104.6 million. It was the 16th film to cross that mark this year, and one of two films to do so this weekend. The film's biggest opening of the weekend was in Japan where it took in $7.3 million to finish in second place to local phenomenon, Howl's Moving Castle. Ironically, out of all the new openings, Japan was the only market where the film failed to open in first place. The biggest holdover was in the U.K. where the film took in another $8.1 million, down just 29%, and now sits just shy of $30 million there. The film was equally strong in other major markets: France, ($6.5 million, down 29%); Italy, ($4.4 million, down 19%); Spain, ($3.7 million, down 33%.) With major openings in Germany, among other markets, the film looks like it will keep up this torrid pace for quite some time, perhaps hitting $200 million before Christmas. More...

Incredibles have a Super Weekend

December 1st, 2004

With a nearly 3-1 lead over its nearest competitor, The Incredibles took top spot on the International Box Office charts this week with $44.3 million on 4,362 screens in 22 markets for a running tally of $59.1 million. The film opened number one in all twelve markets and in a few of the markets the film debuted in this week it was able to break the record for biggest debut by an animated films. However, in others it fell short to either Finding Nemo, (France) or Shrek 2 (the U.K. and Spain.) Its biggest single market was the U.K., where the brought in $18.1 million, including sneak peaks, which was a Disney record. Other highlights include $9.2 million in France, $5.6 million in Spain, $5.4 million in Italy, and $1.3 million in Belgium. Considering the results so far it should challenge for supremacy among the elite animated films and $400 million to $500 million isn't out of the question. More...

Bridget Slims Down but Still Number One

November 24th, 2004

Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason's second round of openings was no quite as strong as last week's, but it was still more than enough to keep its first place finish at the international box office. Overall the British comedy took in $20.6 million on 1,854 screens in 18 markets lifting its tally to $59 million. Out of the new openings, the film was most impressive in Spain with $2.6 million while its best market overall was the U.K. where the film dropped just 29% to $9.3 million. The film is still tracking well ahead of the original and is becoming one of the monster hits of the fall. More...

Treasure Hunters find Gold

November 22nd, 2004

Not only did we have a new winning at the box office, it wasn't the film expected to challenge for top spot. More importantly, there was a significant increase at the box office both from last weekend (3.5%) and especially from last year (11.7%.) Year to Date 2004 extends its lead to 2.4%, $8.0 billion to $7.8 billion. More...

Hidden Treasure at the Box Office

November 19th, 2004

Two new films open this weekend, but The Incredibles still look almost unbeatable at the box office with the primary competition coming from a certain yellow sponge. I think I feel a song coming one ...
Who Lives in a Pineapple under the sea?
SpongeBob SquarePants

Bridget has 26 million Reasons to Celebrate

November 17th, 2004

Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason opened in a mere half a dozen international markets over the weekend, but what an opening it was. Despite place on fewer than 1000 screens the film was able to pull in an amazing $26.7 million, the lion's share coming from the U.K. where the film took in $19.1 million on 496 screens, (including $5.9 million from sneak peaks.) That was the best opening for a Working Title film smashing the previous record of $11.1 million for Love Actually. In each market the film broke the record for Working Title films and more than doubled the original's debut. And even with legs that are expected to be much lower, it should be able to break $300 million internationally, although it may have trouble hitting $50 million domestically. More...

Sex (Research) Sells

November 16th, 2004

Kinsey, the biography of sex researcher Dr. Alfred Kinsey was top of the per theatre charts this past weekend. With nearly $170,000 in 5 theatres, the film was able to earn an impressive $33,808 per theatre average. Coming in second place was another biography, Finding Neverland with an average of $27,566 in 8 theatres. Well back was Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, which took in $16,385 in 530 on average. The only returning film in the $10,000 club was the overall box office champ, The Incredibles with $12,777 per theatre. More...

Incredibles Still Super

November 15th, 2004

A busy weekend resulted in four new films in the top five, but that didn't help the overall box office, which was only up 0.1% from last weekend. The comparison with last year is a lot better with a 8.7% improvement. This was the first serious improvement on the yearly comparison in over a month. Year-to-date 2004's box office now sits at $7.841 billion, just 2.2% ahead of 2003's box office at this point. Unless December shows a marked improvement, 2004 will be the second year in a row with drops in total admissions. More...

Holidays Coming Early

November 12th, 2004

This weekend also sees the opening of three more films in wide release, (including Polar Express, which opened on Wednesday) and another with opens in just several hundred theatres, but should still finish in the top ten. It's a busy weekend for moviegoers indeed, one reminiscent of the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. More...

Movie Websites Launches for November 5 - November 11

November 10th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Closer - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

DVD Releases for November 9, 2004

November 8th, 2004

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 the nominees for the DVD Pick of the Week, which we'll get to in a second. This was a strange week, there was only one first run release, a few limited releases, several nearly re-releases complete with ads for upcoming movies and more than a couple really old movies mostly sold in sets. Even the best of the bunch is going to have a really narrow appeal, so instead of naming a Pick of the Week, I'll name the best of each group. Best Limited Release: Ju-On: The Grudge - Buy from Amazon. Best Ad for A Sequel: Bridget Jones's Diary - Collector's Series - Buy from Amazon. Best Box Set Containing Movies Made Before I was Born: Fritz Lang Epic Collection - Buy from Amazon. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 29 - November 4

November 4th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

2004 Preview: November

November 1st, 2004

Award season kicks into high gear and the Thanksgiving Holiday means one thing: Christmas movies. Christmas In November movies are becoming frustratingly common these days and this year is no different, with two such movies coming out. There are also a few more award season hopefuls that span the whole spectrum of box office possibilities. More...

Movie Websites Launches for September 10 - September 16

September 16th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Shaun of the Dead - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

New Movie Release Dates - James Bond Will Return...

February 13th, 2004

This week's batch of new movie release dates is highlighted by MGM announcing the release date of the as-yet-untitled 21st James Bond Movie, a confirmed release date for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, a curious move for the Bridget Jones sequel and the usual shuffling about as studios try to position their movies for the greatest chance of success. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/11/12 5 $3,100,000   530 $5,849   $3,100,000 1
2004/11/13 6 $3,463,555 +12% 530 $6,535   $6,534,905 2
2004/11/14 5 $2,149,150 -38% 530 $4,055   $8,684,055 3
2004/11/15 4 $657,000 -69% 530 $1,240   $9,341,000 4
2004/11/16 4 $750,000 +14% 530 $1,415   $10,091,000 5
2004/11/17 4 $689,000 -8% 530 $1,300   $10,781,000 6
2004/11/18 3 $678,000 -2% 530 $1,279   $11,466,795 7
2004/11/19 5 $3,300,000 +387% 2,452 $1,346   $14,800,000 8
2004/11/20 5 $4,213,865 +28% 2,450 $1,720   $19,037,245 9
2004/11/21 5 $2,474,440 -41% 2,450 $1,010   $21,511,685 10
2004/11/22 5 $845,000 -66% 2,450 $345   $22,357,000 11
2004/11/23 5 $1,066,000 +26% 2,450 $435   $23,423,000 12
2004/11/24 7 $1,111,000 +4% 2,469 $450   $24,534,000 13
2004/11/25 7 $1,197,000 +8% 2,469 $485   $25,731,445 14
2004/11/26 7 $2,423,540 +102% 2,473 $980   $28,154,985 15
2004/11/27 7 $2,522,460 +4% 2,473 $1,020   $30,677,445 16
2004/11/28 7 $1,285,960 -49% 2,473 $520   $31,963,405 17
2004/11/29 7 $360,000 -72% 2,473 $146   $32,323,000 18
2004/11/30 6 $458,000 +27% 2,473 $185   $32,781,000 19
2004/12/01 6 $408,000 -11% 2,473 $165   $33,189,000 20
2004/12/02 7 $371,000 -9% 2,473 $150   $33,559,650 21
2004/12/03 8 $1,000,000 +170% 2,429 $412   $34,600,000 22
2004/12/04 9 $1,192,170 +19% 2,433 $490   $35,664,195 23
2004/12/05 9 $656,910 -45% 2,433 $270   $36,321,105 24
2004/12/06 8 $218,000 -67% 2,433 $90   $36,539,000 25
2004/12/07 7 $280,000 +28% 2,433 $115   $36,819,000 26
2004/12/08 9 $251,000 -10% 2,090 $120   $37,070,000 27
2004/12/09 9 $230,000 -8% 2,090 $110   $37,299,000 28
2004/12/10 11 $400,000 +74% 1,701 $235   $37,700,000 29
2004/12/11 11 $476,280 +19% 1,701 $280   $38,149,800 30
2004/12/12 11 $263,655 -45% 1,701 $155   $38,413,455 31
2005/01/17 41 $10,440   116 $90   $40,203,020 67

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/11/12 5 $8,684,055   530 $16,385   $8,684,055 3
2004/11/19 5 $10,044,890 +16% 2,450 $4,100   $21,511,685 10
2004/11/26 7 $6,231,960 -38% 2,469 $2,524   $31,963,405 17
2004/12/03 9 $2,761,455 -56% 2,433 $1,135   $36,321,105 24
2004/12/10 12 $1,114,155 -60% 1,701 $655   $38,413,455 31
2004/12/17 20 $331,500 -70% 514 $645   $39,314,970 38
2004/12/24 31 $67,220 -80% 188 $358   $39,594,770 45
2004/12/31 34 $131,755 +96% 216 $610   $39,877,945 52
2005/01/07 36 $123,760 -6% 221 $560   $40,069,690 59
2005/01/14 41 $63,220 -49% 116 $545   $40,192,580 66

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/11/12 4 $11,466,795   530 $21,635   $11,466,795 7
2004/11/19 5 $14,264,650 +24% 2,450 $5,822   $25,731,445 14
2004/11/26 7 $7,828,205 -45% 2,469 $3,171   $33,559,650 21
2004/12/03 8 $3,739,650 -52% 2,433 $1,537   $37,299,300 28
2004/12/10 12 $1,684,170 -55% 1,701 $990   $38,983,470 35
2004/12/17 20 $544,080 -68% 514 $1,059   $39,527,550 42
2004/12/24 33 $218,640 -60% 188 $1,163   $39,746,190 49
2004/12/31 33 $199,740 -9% 216 $925   $39,945,930 56
2005/01/07 36 $183,430 -8% 221 $830   $40,129,360 63
2005/01/14 46 $73,660 -60% 116 $635   $40,203,020 70

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