The Change-Up

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,081,475Details
International Box Office $38,747,940
Worldwide Box Office $75,829,415
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $16,904,982 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,354,103 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $19,259,085
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Growing up together, Mitch and Dave were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they've slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie, kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitchs stress free life without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true. Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies and proceed to freak the &*#@ out. Despite the freedom from their normal routines and habits, the guys soon discover that each other's lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed. Further complicating matters are Dave's sexy legal associate, Sabrina, and Mitch's estranged father. With time not on their side, Mitch and Dave comically struggle to avoid completely destroying each otherís lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
25% - Rotten
Audience
47% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$52,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 5th, 2011 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: November 8th, 2011 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2180, 7/13/2011)
Keywords: One Night Stand, Buddy Comedy, Dysfunctional Family, Performing Arts, Delayed Adulthood, Relationships Gone Wrong, Mid-Life Crisis, Body Swap
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Relativity Media, Universal Pictures, Original Film, Big Kid Pictures

Blu-ray Sales: High Definition Reaches New Heights

It was a record-breaking week on Blu-ray as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 made its debut on the home market. That film crushed competition selling 2.71 million units / $60.75 million during its debut, which is even more impressive, as it was released on Friday and not Tuesday. By comparison, Avatar sold 2.55 million units and generated $52.80 million during its debut. (It was also a Friday release, so the comparisons are valid.) Its opening Blu-ray ratio was 49%, which is a little lower than some first run releases have earned. However, I think some of the people who are most likely to buy the films on high definition would either grab the Box Set, or perhaps are waiting for next year's Uber collection. Even without taking into account the box set numbers, the film is instantly in seventh place on the all time chart and, by this time next week, it should be in second place. (It will be a while before Avatar is dethroned). More...

DVD Sales: Harry Potter has a Lot of Life on the Home Market

While there were a few new releases on this week's DVD Sale Chart, one of them dominated so thoroughly that the others pale in comparison. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 opened with 2.83 million units sold and $42.22 million in sales. This is about 800,000 more units than Part 1 sold during its first week of release, and it is already in fourth place for the year. And this doesn't take into account the Box Set, which placed 13th with 98,000 units / $4.82 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 8th, 2011

It's a rather mixed week on the home market. Granted, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is coming out this week, but it doesn't make its home market debut till Friday. Also, after the Harry Potter releases, there's a huge drop in quality. Given the issue with the Harry Potter releases, it's best to wait till next year and grab the ultimate editions. I'm not sure there's anything here that rises to the level of Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Captain America: The First Avenger on Blu-ray Combo Pack, even though it didn't come out this week. However, the screener was late and it is the best release on this week's list. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office gets a Little Help

While three of the four wide releases that opened this week missed expectations, the one that beat expectations did so by enough that we can still say the box office was a success pulling in $155 million. That was off by 7% when compared to last weekend, but more importantly it was 8% higher than the same weekend last year. The year-over-year winning streak has hit five weeks, while 2010's lead over 2011 has shrunk to just a hair over $300 million at $7.23 billion to $6.93 billion. Should 2011 continue its recent winning ways, the total box office should reach $10 billion for the year and perhaps show a little growth over 2010 in the end. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apes Conquer Box Office

It seems summer is still around as the box office was stronger than expected. Not only did Rise of the Planet of the Apes earn more than last year's number one film, The Other Guys, by a large margin, but the rest of the box office was also able to gain ground on 2010. Granted, with a total haul of $167 million, it was down 7% from last weekend. But more importantly, it was up by 26% from last year. Year-to-date 2011 has pulled in $6.68 billion, which is still 5% lower than this point last year, but we are closing the gap and if the fall is as strong as the summer was, we could still squeeze out a win. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Apes Rise Above the Competition?

August begins with two wide releases, include one opening in well over 3,000 theaters, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and one that's just below the saturation level, The Change-Up. This time last year, the one-two punch came from The Other Guys and Step Up 3D, which combined to earn just over $51 million. There are some who think Rise of the Planet of the Apes will earn that much by itself. That's a little too bullish for me, but it does suggest 2011 should extend its winning streak over 2010 to four weeks. More...

2011 Preview: August

It's that time of year again, the time where we try to guess when Summer ends. According to the real world, Summer ends on the 22nd of September, but in the movie business, summer ends suddenly one weekend in August, and it's never really predictable which weekend that will be. There is some reason to be optimistic, as July ended on a relatively strong note. Both films that were predicted to be monster hits, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, were monster hits. And for every potential $100 million hit that missed expectations, there was another film that topped them. If this momentum can carry forward, then perhaps summer can be extended for for one or two more weeks. August of 2010 was a good end to the Summer with two $100 million movies and a few mid-level hits. I'm not sure if 2011 will be able to replicate that performance, but Summer could end on a high note. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/05 3 $4,777,550   2,913 $1,640   $4,777,550 1
2011/08/06 5 $4,995,795 +5% 2,913 $1,715   $9,773,345 2
2011/08/07 6 $3,757,770 -25% 2,913 $1,290   $13,531,115 3
2011/08/08 7 $1,631,280 -57% 2,913 $560   $15,162,395 4
2011/08/09 7 $1,879,195 +15% 2,913 $645   $17,041,590 5
2011/08/10 8 $1,339,980 -29% 2,913 $460   $18,381,570 6
2011/08/11 8 $1,150,635 -14% 2,913 $395   $19,532,205 7
2011/08/12 10 $1,937,145 +68% 2,913 $665   $21,469,350 8
2011/08/13 10 $2,476,050 +28% 2,913 $850   $23,945,400 9
2011/08/14 10 $1,893,450 -24% 2,913 $650   $25,838,850 10
2011/08/15 10 $859,335 -55% 2,913 $295   $26,698,185 11
2011/08/16 10 $1,005,220 +17% 2,913 $345   $27,703,405 12
2011/08/17 10 $728,250 -28% 2,913 $250   $28,431,655 13
2011/08/18 10 $713,685 -2% 2,913 $245   $29,145,340 14
2011/08/19 - $865,205 +21% 1,633 $530   $30,010,545 15
2011/08/20 - $1,175,760 +36% 1,633 $720   $31,186,305 16
2011/08/21 - $783,980 -33% 1,633 $480   $31,970,285 17
2011/08/22 - $318,555 -59% 1,633 $195   $32,288,840 18
2011/08/23 14 $391,920 +23% 1,633 $240   $32,680,760 19
2011/08/24 14 $310,270 -21% 1,633 $190   $32,991,030 20
2011/08/25 14 $302,105 -3% 1,633 $185   $33,293,135 21
2011/08/26 - $384,335 +27% 904 $425   $33,677,470 22
2011/08/27 - $497,185 +29% 904 $550   $34,174,655 23
2011/08/28 - $320,920 -35% 904 $355   $34,495,575 24
2011/08/29 - $126,585 -61% 904 $140   $34,622,160 25
2011/08/30 - $149,160 +18% 904 $165   $34,771,320 26
2011/08/31 - $126,560 -15% 904 $140   $34,897,880 27
2011/09/01 - $117,520 -7% 904 $130   $35,015,400 28
2011/09/02 - $204,820 +74% 539 $380   $35,220,220 29
2011/09/03 - $274,890 +34% 539 $510   $35,495,110 30
2011/09/04 - $296,450 +8% 539 $550   $35,791,560 31
2011/09/05 25 $194,045 -35% 539 $360   $35,985,605 32
2011/09/06 - $70,070 -64% 539 $130   $36,055,675 33
2011/09/07 - $56,705 -19% 539 $105   $36,112,380 34
2011/09/08 - $51,305 -10% 539 $95   $36,163,685 35
2011/09/09 - $100,980 +97% 374 $270   $36,264,665 36
2011/09/10 - $143,990 +43% 374 $385   $36,408,655 37
2011/09/11 - $76,670 -47% 374 $205   $36,485,325 38
2011/09/12 - $28,005 -63% 374 $75   $36,513,330 39
2011/09/13 - $39,275 +40% 374 $105   $36,552,605 40
2011/09/14 - $29,920 -24% 374 $80   $36,582,525 41
2011/09/15 - $30,005 n/c 374 $80   $36,612,530 42
2011/09/16 - $72,145 +140% 307 $235   $36,684,675 43
2011/09/17 - $102,845 +43% 307 $335   $36,787,520 44
2011/09/18 - $53,725 -48% 307 $175   $36,841,245 45
2011/09/19 - $18,565 -65% 307 $60   $36,859,810 46
2011/09/20 - $27,480 +48% 307 $90   $36,887,290 47
2011/09/21 - $21,340 -22% 307 $70   $36,908,630 48
2011/09/22 - $21,605 +1% 307 $70   $36,930,235 49
2011/09/23 - $33,785 +56% 169 $200   $36,964,020 50
2011/09/24 - $47,320 +40% 169 $280   $37,011,340 51
2011/09/25 - $24,505 -48% 169 $145   $37,035,845 52
2011/09/26 - $9,295 -62% 169 $55   $37,045,140 53
2011/09/27 - $13,520 +45% 169 $80   $37,058,660 54
2011/09/28 - $10,985 -19% 169 $65   $37,069,645 55
2011/09/29 - $11,830 +8% 169 $70   $37,081,475 56

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/05 4 $13,531,115   2,913 $4,645   $13,531,115 3
2011/08/12 10 $6,306,645 -53% 2,913 $2,165   $25,838,850 10
2011/08/19 14 $2,824,945 -55% 1,633 $1,730   $31,970,285 17
2011/08/26 17 $1,202,440 -57% 904 $1,330   $34,495,575 24
2011/09/02 23 $776,160 -35% 539 $1,440   $35,791,560 31
2011/09/09 30 $321,640 -59% 374 $860   $36,485,325 38
2011/09/16 31 $228,715 -29% 307 $745   $36,841,245 45
2011/09/23 38 $105,610 -54% 169 $625   $37,035,845 52

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/13/20115167,081 167,081$3,177,881$3,177,8811
11/20/20111388,050-47% 255,131$1,674,711$4,852,5922
11/27/201128114,811+30% 369,942$2,076,931$6,929,5233
12/4/20112371,774-37% 441,716$1,219,440$8,148,9634
12/11/20112264,977-9% 506,693$1,034,434$9,183,3975
12/18/201119107,915+66% 614,608$1,370,520$10,553,9176
12/25/201123132,587+23% 747,195$1,792,576$12,346,4937
1/1/20122460,782-54% 807,977$911,122$13,257,6168
1/8/20122637,143-39% 845,120$556,774$13,814,3899
1/15/20122831,981-14% 877,101$479,395$14,293,78410
1/29/20123015,584 911,922$230,955$14,813,10212

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/13/2011552,524 52,524$1,110,879$1,110,8791
11/20/20111313,940-73% 66,464$294,842$1,405,7212

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Cast

Ryan Reynolds    Mitch Planko
Jason Bateman    Dave Lockwood
Leslie Mann    Jamie Lockwood
Olivia Wilde    Sabrina McArdle
Craig Bierko    Valtan
Gregory Itzin    Flemming Steel
Alan Arkin    Mitch's Father
Sydney Rouviere    Cara Lockwood
Mircea Monroe    Tatiana
Ned Schmidtke    Ted Norton
Ming Lo    Kin Kinkabe
Dax Griffin    Blow-Dried Goon
Andrea Moore    Sophia
Matthew Cornwell    Parks Foreman
Taafee O Connell    Mona
Fred Stoller    Movie set PA
Faith Alhadeff    Nicolette Peters
Luke Bain    Peter Lockwood
Lauren Bain    Sarah Lockwood
Jamie Renell    Lawyer
Kenny Alfonso    Businessman at Sonsie Cafe
Joe Knezevich    Amalgamated Exec
T.J. Hassan    Kinkabe Lawyer
Matthew Stanton    PA
Gabe Wood    Neighbor
Cooper Gore    Neighbor's Kid
Ed Ackerman    Victor
Jeanine Jackson    Carla Nelson
Vickie Eng    Erin Walsh
Amber Seyer    Beautiful Woman
Anna Colwell    Cute Girl in Elevator
Steven Dean Davis    Tatoo Artist
Suzanne Arkin    Pamela
Patricia French    Dave's Secretary
Jeanette Miller    Grandma Taylor
Greg Savage    Construction Worker
Adam Boyer    Tattoo Artist
Matthew Rimmer    Tattoo Artist
Bailey Anne Borders    Babysitter
Ken Belozier    Minister
Anton Mertens    Amalgamated Attorney
Paul Barlow    Amalgamated Attorney
Anthony Breed    Amalgamated Attorney
Jason Benjamin    Amalgamated Attorney
Gary Babiarz    Amalgamated Attorney
Jeremy Lippman    Construction Worker
Dimitrius Pulido    Greased-Up Lorno Guy
Clay Chamerlain    Boom Operator
Blake Goza    First AD
Ryter Shay Cannon    Tommy
Arin Logan    Sexy Girl in Bar
Martha Bird Knighton    Old Lady
Lindsey Blackwell    Little Girl
Michael Beasley    Security Guard
Clay Edmond Kraski    Security Guard

Production and Technical Credits

Director    David Dobkin
Screenwriter    Jon Lucas
Screenwriter    Scott Moore
Producer    David Dobkin
Producer    Neal H. Moritz
Executive Producer    Joe Caracciolo, Jr.
Executive Producer    Ori Marmur
Executive Producer    Jeff Kleeman
Executive Producer    Jonathon Komack-Martin
Production Designer    Barry Robison
Editor    Lee Haxall
Editor    Greg Hayden
Composer    John Debney
Director of Photography    Eric Edwards
Assistant Director    Jonathan McGarry
Second Unit Director    Jack Gill
Unit Production Manager    Dana Robin
Unit Production Manager    Joseph Caracciolo Jr.
Supervising Art Director    Ian Gracie
Art Director    Thomas Minton
Set Decorator    Debra Schutt
Second Unit Camera    Paul Hughen
Costume Designer    Betsy Heimann
Costume Supervisor    Joyce Kogut
Additional Editor    Debra Neil-Fisher
Sound Mixer    Joe Fogila
Re-recording Mixer    Tim Chau
Re-recording Mixer    Andy D'Addario
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Chau
Sound Effects Editor    Nils C. Jensen
Sound Effects Editor    Clayton Weber
Sound Effects Editor    Nancy Macleod
Sound Effects Editor    Jason King
Sound Designer    Tim Chau
Supervising Dialogue Editor    Benjamin Beardwood
Dialogue Editor    David Bach
Dialogue Editor    John Kwiatkowski
Music Editor    Thomas Drescher
Music Editor    Brian Bulman
Music Editor    Jeff Carson
Music Editor    Andrew Silver
Make up    Elaine Offers
Make up    Amy Tagliamonti
Hairstylist    Rod Ortega
Hairstylist    Gianna Sparacino
Additional Music    Theodore Shapiro
Casting Director    Lisa Beach
Casting Director    Sarah Katzman
Stunt Coordinator    Jack Gill
Stunt Coordinator    Daniel Stevens

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