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The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,924,679Details
International Box Office $37,713,913
Worldwide Box Office $95,638,592
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
33% - Rotten
Audience
81% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 23rd, 2004 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: July 6th, 2004 by New Line Home Video, released as Butterfly Effect, The
MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexual content, language and brief drug use
Franchise: Butterfly Effect
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,159 $24,687 May 14, 2004 115
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,713 $73,394 Apr 9, 2004 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,759 $98,889 Apr 2, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,036 $100,431 Mar 26, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,905 $160,224 Mar 19, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,773 $267,437 Mar 12, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,645 $520,828 Mar 5, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,398 $1,254,484 Feb 27, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,045 $2,975,882 Feb 20, 2004 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,109 $50,232,000 Feb 13, 2004 28
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 846 $5,254,335 Feb 13, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,040 $6,512,743 Feb 6, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,112 $9,556,280 Jan 30, 2004 10
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 108 $17,065,227 Jan 23, 2004 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,031 $17,065,227 Jan 23, 2004 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,413 2,605 Jan 23, 2004 3
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 267 $6,878,000 Jan 24, 2004 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,654 $6,878,000 Jan 24, 2004 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,381 $6,200,000 Jan 23, 2004 1

Cast

Ashton Kutcher    Evan Treborn
Amy Smart    Kayleigh Miller
Eric Stoltz    George Miller
Elden Henson    Lenny Treborn
Ethan Suplee    Thumper
Melora Walters    Andrea Treborn
John P. Amedori    Evan at 13
Cameron Crigger    Tommy at 8
Irene Gorovaia    Kayleigh at 13
Brandy Heidrick    Kristin
Jesse James    Tommy at 13
Callum Keith Rennie   
Kevin Schmidt    Lenny at 13
William Lee Scott    Tommy Miller
Cameron Bright    Tommy Miller at 7
Logan Lerman   

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February 17th, 2009

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DVD Releases for July 6, 2004

July 5th, 2004

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Million Dollar Dates

February 18th, 2004

Mixed would be the best way to describe the weekend results. With the exception of the number one film, all movies beat Friday's predictions. However, the overall box office was again failed to match last year's pace. Valentine's Day and President's Day helped the 3-day total increase by more than 10% from last weekend, but it was down 14% from last year. The four-day total fared better, but by a barely noticeable margin dropping 13%. More...

Valentines Day / President's Day Double Shot

February 13th, 2004

With both Valentine's Day and President's Day occurring this weekend, there are twice as many reasons to see a movie. And with only one movie opening wide, it should open huge. Holdovers should also perform well given the extra day, but they will have a hard time living up to last year. More...

The Barbers Finish on Top while the Hockey Stars fail to win Gold

February 9th, 2004

February started out strong, at least compared to January, with two of the three wide releases performing strongly. And even though we saw a sharp 17% increase from last weekend, 2004 continues losing ground to 2003. It fell 8% from last same weekend last year and maintaining its year to date decline of 8%. And next week 50 First Dates will need a near record performance lest 2004 drop even further back. More...

January's Officially Over

February 6th, 2004

10 movies opened white in January, and only one movie earned overall postive reviews, (and that movie bombed at the theatres.) The first full weekend in February see three movies opening, two with positive reviews. But it will take a lot to help 2004, which is heading for the largest year-to-year box office drop-off in more than a decade. More...

Serving Notice

February 3rd, 2004

There was a surprise upset this weekend for top spot on the charts. But even with the number one film beating expectations by more than $12 million, the overall box office still couldn't meet expectations. Total box office was done 5.2% from last weekend, dropping below the $100 million mark. Year to date 2004 was already down 6% from last year and this weekend didn't help the cause; it dropped 18.4% from last year, but just 5.2% from last Superbowl weekend. More...

Yikes. Just yikes.

January 30th, 2004

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Effective Marketing

January 26th, 2004

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January 23rd, 2004

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January 22nd, 2004

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Movie Websites Launches for January 2 - January 8

January 8th, 2004

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Movie Websites Launches for December 5 - December 11

December 11th, 2003


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December 4th, 2003

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Movie Websites Launches for October 17 - October 23

October 23rd, 2003


The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/01/23 1 $17,065,227   2,605 $6,551   $17,065,227 3
2004/01/30 2 $9,556,280 -44% 2,605 $3,668   $31,735,064 10
2004/02/06 5 $6,512,743 -32% 2,519 $2,585   $41,312,767 17
2004/02/13 4 $5,254,335 -19% 2,288 $2,296   $48,474,651 24
2004/02/20 9 $2,975,882 -43% 1,901 $1,565   $53,208,211 31
2004/02/27 16 $1,254,484 -58% 1,035 $1,212   $55,377,579 38
2004/03/05 18 $520,828 -58% 554 $940   $56,422,091 45
2004/03/12 28 $267,437 -49% 312 $857   $56,909,473 52
2004/03/19 31 $160,224 -40% 226 $709   $57,218,701 59
2004/03/26 38 $100,431 -37% 154 $652   $57,384,658 66
2004/04/02 36 $98,889 -2% 157 $630   $57,528,908 73
2004/04/09 42 $73,394 -26% 138 $532   $57,650,876 80
2004/05/14 74 $24,687   41 $602   $57,924,679 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/01/23 1 $6,200,000   2,605 $2,380   $6,200,000 1
2004/01/24 2 $6,878,000 +11% 2,605 $2,640   $12,922,000 2
2004/01/25 1 $4,142,000 -40% 2,605 $1,590   $17,065,227 3
2004/01/26 1 $1,298,000 -69% 2,605 $498   $18,363,000 4
2004/01/27 1 $1,241,000 -4% 2,605 $476   $19,604,000 5
2004/01/28 1 $1,255,000 +1% 2,605 $482   $20,859,000 6
2004/01/29 1 $1,225,000 -2% 2,605 $470   $22,179,000 7
2004/01/30 2 $3,400,000 +178% 2,605 $1,305   $25,600,000 8
2004/01/31 3 $4,585,000 +35% 2,605 $1,760   $30,214,000 9
2004/02/01 3 $1,520,000 -67% 2,605 $583   $31,735,064 10
2004/02/02 1 $819,000 -46% 2,605 $314   $32,554,000 11
2004/02/03 1 $832,000 +2% 2,605 $319   $33,386,000 12
2004/02/04 1 $710,000 -15% 2,605 $273   $34,096,000 13
2004/02/05 1 $678,000 -5% 2,605 $260   $34,800,000 14
2004/02/06 4 $2,000,000 +195% 2,519 $794   $36,800,000 15
2004/02/07 5 $2,861,000 +43% 2,519 $1,136   $39,602,000 16
2004/02/08 5 $1,711,000 -40% 2,519 $679   $41,312,767 17
2004/02/09 3 $485,000 -72% 2,519 $193   $41,797,767 18
2004/02/10 3 $524,000 +8% 2,519 $208   $42,322,000 19
2004/02/11 3 $438,000 -16% 2,519 $174   $42,760,000 20
2004/02/12 3 $476,000 +9% 2,519 $189   $43,220,000 21
2004/02/13 4 $1,200,000 +152% 2,288 $524   $44,400,000 22
2004/02/14 4 $2,694,000 +125% 2,288 $1,177   $47,022,000 23
2004/02/15 6 $1,452,000 -46% 2,288 $635   $48,474,482 24
2004/02/16 7 $705,000 -51% 2,288 $308   $49,179,651 25
2004/02/17 4 $445,000 -37% 2,288 $194   $49,625,000 26
2004/02/18 4 $374,000 -16% 2,288 $163   $49,999,000 27
2004/02/19 4 $328,000 -12% 2,288 $143   $50,232,000 28
2004/02/20 8 $800,000 +144% 1,901 $421   $51,000,000 29
2004/02/21 9 $1,317,000 +65% 1,901 $693   $52,403,000 30
2004/02/22 8 $805,000 -39% 1,901 $423   $53,208,211 31
2004/02/23 8 $244,000 -70% 1,901 $128   $53,452,000 32
2004/02/24 8 $280,000 +15% 1,901 $147   $53,732,000 33
2004/02/25 9 $235,000 -16% 1,901 $124   $53,967,000 34
2004/02/26 10 $202,000 -14% 1,901 $106   $54,123,000 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/01/23 1 $22,178,784   2,605 $8,514   $22,178,784 7
2004/01/30 2 $12,621,240 -43% 2,605 $4,845   $34,800,024 14
2004/02/06 4 $8,420,292 -33% 2,519 $3,343   $43,220,316 21
2004/02/13 4 $7,012,013 -17% 2,288 $3,065   $50,232,329 28
2004/02/20 9 $3,890,766 -45% 1,901 $2,047   $54,123,095 35
2004/02/27 15 $1,778,168 -54% 1,035 $1,718   $55,901,263 42
2004/03/05 17 $740,773 -58% 554 $1,337   $56,642,036 49
2004/03/12 24 $416,441 -44% 312 $1,335   $57,058,477 56
2004/03/19 33 $225,750 -46% 226 $999   $57,284,227 63
2004/03/26 39 $145,792 -35% 154 $947   $57,430,019 70
2004/04/02 35 $147,463 +1% 157 $939   $57,577,482 77
2004/05/14 81 $24,687   41 $602   $57,924,679 119

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