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Charlie Bartlett (2008)

Charlie Bartlett poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,950,294Details
International Box Office $1,345,615
Worldwide Box Office $5,295,909
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
56% - Rotten
71% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 22nd, 2008 (Wide) by MGM
MPAA Rating: R for language, drug content and brief nudity
Running Time: 97 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Seven Psychopaths
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Keywords: New Guy/Girl in School, Mental Illness, Boarding School, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Everyman Pictures, Texon Entertainment, Permut Presentations
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,541 $1,652 Apr 25, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,029 $10,682 Apr 18, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,464 $1,510 Apr 11, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,935 $1,990 Apr 4, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,594 $9,165 Mar 28, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,326 $29,127 Mar 21, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,471 $46,078 Mar 14, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,010 $145,202 Mar 7, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,300 $836,285 Feb 29, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,176 $1,836,256 Feb 22, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,537 1,122 Feb 22, 2008 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 20 2.93 Feb 22, 2008 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 24 34.2% Feb 22, 2008 1


   Charlie Bartlett
   Marilyn Bartlett
   Susan Gardner
   Principal Gardner
   Murphey Bivens
Mark Rendall    Kip Crombwell
Dylan Taylor    Len Arbuckle
Megan Park    Whitney
Lauren Collins    Kelly

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Gustin Nash
Producer    David Permut
Producer    Barron Kidd
Producer    Jay Roach
Producer    Sidney Kimmel
Executive Producer    William Horberg
Executive Producer    Jennifer Perini
Executive Producer    Trish Hofmann
Executive Producer    Bruce Toll
Co-Producer    Steve Longi
Co-Producer    Gustin Nash
Director of Photography    Paul Sarossy
Production Designer    Tamara Deverell
Editor    Alan Baumgarten
Costume Designer    Luis Sequeira
Composer    Christophe Beck
Music Supervisor    Dave Jordan
Music Supervisor    Jojo Villanueva
Casting    David Ruben
Casting    Richard Hicks

2008 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 19th, 2008

This week on our annual Holiday Gift Guide we look at limited releases and foreign imports, including a bit of Canadian content. This list was supposed to be online on Wednesday, but it is winter and I live in Canada, and a storm came by and took out the power. I don't know how long it lasted, because as soon as I powered down my computer (battery back-up rocks) I went to bed. I figure if I can't check my e-mail, there's no point in being conscious. Hopefully part four will be online on Sunday. Although there is another storm heading in for that day as well. More...

DVD Rentals - 10,000 Brings in the Cash

July 8th, 2008

It was a new release, 10,000 B.C., that led the way on the rental chart beating last week's number one film, Fool's Gold, by a health margin. More...

DVD Releases for June 24, 2008

June 23rd, 2008

There was a sharp drop-off in the number of releases this week, but while the numbers were down overall, there were several releases that I can enthusiastically recommend: Charlie Bartlett - Buy from Amazon, Definitely, Maybe - Buy from Amazon, Futurama - The Beast with a Billion Backs - Buy from Amazon, The Hammer - Buy from Amazon, and In Bruges - Buy from Amazon. However, while all those movies, and a few others, are worth picking up, the best of the best is Persepolis and either the DVD or the Blu-ray is worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Semi-Pro Throws Up an Air Ball

March 4th, 2008

Good news, 2008 is still ahead of 2007's pace by a substantial margin. Bad news, the lead is shrinking. Over the past three days, overall box office earnings were $97 million, which was 12% lower than last weekend. More importantly it was 22% lower than the same weekend last year. 2008 still has an 8% lead over last year, $1.54 billion to $1.43 billion, but at this pace, that lead won't last until the end of the month. More...

Point has the (Ad)Vantage

February 25th, 2008

It was a rather predictable weekend with none of the films missing or beating expectations by huge margins. This led to $110 million in overall box office takings, which was down 21% from last weekend and 6% from the same weekend last year. It is not time to panic as 2008 is still leading 2007, but after a couple weeks of declines, the margin has been cut to 9%. More...

International Details - Rambo Charges for the Top

February 24th, 2008

Rambo climbed five spots just missing the top five with $6.96 million on 1989 screens in 25 markets for a total of $25.63 million. The film opened in second place in Germany with $2.78 million 405 screens while it managed third in Mexico with $704,000 on 300. Next up is the U.K., Australia, and Italy, where it opens this weekend, while it enters South Korea next weekend. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of February 22, 2008

February 23rd, 2008

Only nine movies were releases this week, and there were only six sites to review (not counting the one that crashed my browser). The three other wide releases each had respectable sites, but nothing that is really amazing and the flashier the site, the weakest content. Charlie Bartlett - Official Site was a previous award-winning site, and I see no reason to change that now. More...

Contest - Not For Amateurs

February 22nd, 2008

Our box office prediction contest returns this week and we have lots to give away, but first the target movie, which is Semi-Pro. In order to win, one must simply predict Semi-Pro's three-day, opening weekend box office. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a poster from Charlie Bartlett, as well as a poster and CD soundtrack to City of Men. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a poster from Charlie Bartlett and King of California on DVD Additionally, two other lucky participants will be chosen randomly and each will win a poster from Charlie Bartlett. Charlie Bartlett opens in theaters nationwide today, City of Men opens in limited release next Friday, while King of California came out on DVD at the end of January. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Point has a Clear View of First Place

February 21st, 2008

There's only one truly wide release this week, but there are three other films aiming for a spot in the top ten. This means there's not much of a battle for top spot, and there will likely be a sizable drop-off at the box office. And even with last year showing some weakness during the weekend, it is not likely that 2008 will get back to its winning ways. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Animated Feature / Best Documentary

February 13th, 2008

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Animated Feature Film and Best Feature Length Documentary. More...

2008 Preview: February

February 1st, 2008

2008 got off to a faster than expected start with January helping the year to a 17.5% lead over 2007. It seems unlikely that February will be able to keep up that pace, but there are still enough releases that most avid moviegoers should find something to get excited about. Granted, this is partially due to the combination of the lead year and February 29th landing on a Friday. This means we have five weekends in February this year, something that only happens approximately once every 28 years, which explains the number of films. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - December 16, 2007

December 16th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains not only the general weekly update, but also an a number of release updates we had missed earlier. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

October 14th, 2007

Quite a few full sites launched this week, but as is the case most times, there were pretty Spartan at the moment and it will take a few more updates before we can tell if they are award-worthy or not. That said, it was a site for a movie that opens this week, Lars and the Real Girl - Official Site, that won the top prize as it finished adding all the material marked coming soon this week. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 30 - October 6, 2007

October 6th, 2007

We are starting to get full websites for some of the massive holiday season releases, which should mean there will be at least one award worthy website on each week's list. As for this week, there were a few that have potential assuming the sections marked coming soon live up to the rest of the site. But just one site, The Seeker: The Dark is Rising - Official Site, that was worthy of the Weekly Website Award. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 12, 2007

August 12th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Bucket List, Be Kind Rewind, Charlie Bartlett and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 5 - August 11, 2007

August 12th, 2007

Another good week for movie sites with a few sites that either won in the past or could win in the future. This includes this weeks winner, The Brothers Solomon - Official Site. More...

2007 Preview: August

August 1st, 2007

August marks the unofficial end of the lucrative summer box office season. The only question is when will it end. Studios usually hope for two summer-like weekends, and sometimes they can squeeze in three. Other times they can only get one, or none. Sadly, this year the August offerings are not particularly strong with only two that have a real shot at $100 million or more, and three or four others that should earn good reviews (and one of those has since been pulled from the schedule). Most of the rest are films that probably seemed like a good idea at the time but didn't work out and those that were a mistake from day one. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 22 - July 28, 2007

July 29th, 2007

Server upgrades went... less smoothly than anticipated, which delayed this column, but at least there are a huge number of sites to check out. Many of these sites are making their first appearance on the list while quite a few are making their last appearance. Unfortunately, while it's a big list, there are not many that are even close to being award worthy at the moment. 30 Days of Night - Official Site comes the closest, but I'm waiting for the missing features to be added before I make that decision. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - July 29, 2007

July 29th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Hellboy 2, The Mummy 3, The Pink Panther 2 and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 15 - July 21, 2007

July 21st, 2007

Big list in terms of numbers, not so much in terms of quality. In fact, the best film in terms of updates this week was The Simpsons Movie - Official Site, which has already won the Weekly Website Award. Because of that, there are no new winners this week. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 1st - July 7, 2007

July 7th, 2007

The list returns to its normal busy self, in fact, we have several sites making their first appearance this weekend. In addition, there were a couple of older sites that saw massive updates, including this week's winner, Charlie Bartlett - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 29 - May 5, 2007

May 6th, 2007

Among the more than two-dozen films on this week's list, there were a few that came very close to winning the Weekly Website Award. Of the three, Spider-Man 3 - Official Site was probably the closest to winning, but in the end was brought down by high expectations. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 15 - April 21, 2007

April 21st, 2007

There were a few new flash sites to launch this week, but while there might be a couple future winners among those sites, it was a long time resident on this week's list that walked away with top honors. That site was Hot Fuzz - Official Site, which probably could have won several weeks ago if the features were added all at once. However, it's much better to spread the updates out in order to get people coming back week after week. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - January 15, 2007

January 15th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Breaking and Entering, Two Weeks, Case 39 and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - January 9, 2007

January 9th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains the announcement for Indiana Jones 4 and more. More...

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.

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/02/22 14 $1,836,256   1,122 $1,637   $1,836,256 3
2008/02/29 19 $836,285 -54% 1,122 $745   $3,254,225 10
2008/03/07 35 $145,202 -83% 323 $450   $3,738,218 17
2008/03/14 55 $46,078 -68% 80 $576   $3,846,192 24
2008/03/21 65 $29,127 -37% 31 $940   $3,898,441 31
2008/03/28 86 $9,165 -69% 11 $833   $3,923,467 38
2008/04/04 117 $1,990 -78% 7 $284   $3,928,412 45
2008/04/11 117 $1,510 -24% 6 $252   $3,931,251 52
2008/04/18 79 $10,682 +607% 54 $198   $3,942,642 59
2008/04/25 120 $1,652 -85% 10 $165   $3,950,294 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/02/22 13 $627,716   1,122 $559   $627,716 1
2008/02/23 14 $772,170 +23% 1,122 $688   $1,399,886 2
2008/02/24 15 $436,370 -43% 1,122 $389   $1,836,256 3
2008/02/25 13 $142,857 -67% 1,122 $127   $1,979,113 4
2008/02/26 13 $149,703 +5% 1,122 $133   $2,128,816 5
2008/02/27 13 $142,055 -5% 1,122 $127   $2,270,871 6
2008/02/28 13 $147,069 +4% 1,122 $131   $2,417,940 7
2008/02/29 18 $250,717 +70% 1,122 $223   $2,668,657 8
2008/03/01 20 $361,830 +44% 1,122 $322   $3,030,487 9
2008/03/02 17 $223,738 -38% 1,122 $199   $3,254,225 10
2008/03/03 16 $83,032 -63% 1,122 $74   $3,337,257 11
2008/03/04 15 $88,275 +6% 1,122 $79   $3,425,532 12
2008/03/05 15 $82,521 -7% 1,122 $74   $3,508,053 13
2008/03/06 15 $84,963 +3% 1,122 $76   $3,593,016 14
2008/03/07 - $47,118 -45% 323 $146   $3,640,134 15
2008/03/08 - $58,565 +24% 323 $181   $3,698,699 16
2008/03/09 - $39,519 -33% 323 $122   $3,738,218 17

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/02/22 15 $2,417,940   1,122 $2,155   $2,417,940 7
2008/02/29 17 $1,175,076 -51% 1,122 $1,047   $3,593,016 14
2008/03/07 35 $207,098 -82% 323 $641   $3,800,114 21
2008/03/14 56 $69,200 -67% 80 $865   $3,869,314 28
2008/03/21 64 $44,988 -35% 31 $1,451   $3,914,302 35
2008/03/28 86 $12,120 -73% 11 $1,102   $3,926,422 42
2008/04/04 111 $3,319 -73% 7 $474   $3,929,741 49
2008/04/11 112 $2,219 -33% 6 $370   $3,931,960 56
2008/04/18 75 $16,682 +652% 54 $309   $3,948,642 63
2008/04/25 120 $1,652 -90% 10 $165   $3,950,294 70

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