Cheaper by the Dozen

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $138,614,544Details
International Box Office $51,100,000
Worldwide Box Office $189,714,544
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
23% - Rotten
Audience
57% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Theatrical Release: December 25th, 2003 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG for language and some thematic elements
Franchise: Cheaper by the Dozen
Source:Remake
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Robert Simonds Company

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King too Big for Competition

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Movie Websites Launches for November 14 - November 20


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Cast

Steve Martin    Tom Baker
Bonnie Hunt    Kate Baker
Piper Perabo    Nora Baker
Tom Welling    Charlie Baker
Hilary Duff    Lorraine Baker
Shawn Levy    Press Room Reporter
Shane Kinsman    Kyle Baker
Brent Kinsman    Nigel Baker
Blake Woodruff    Mike Baker
Forrest Landis    Mark Baker
Morgan York    Kim Baker
Liliana Mumy    Jessica Baker
Jacob Smith    Jake Baker
Alyson Stoner    Sarah Baker
Kevin Schmidt    Henry Baker
Ashton Kutcher    Hank
Alan Ruck    Bill Shenk

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Shawn Levy
Screenwriter    Sam Harper
Screenwriter    Joel Cohen
Screenwriter    Alec Sokolow
Based on the novel by    Frank Bunker Gilbreth
Based on the novel by    Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Story Creator    Craig Titley
Producer    Robert Simonds
Producer    Michael Barnathan
Producer    Ben Myron
Co-Producer    Ira Shuman
Cinematographer    Jonathan Brown
Editor    George Folsey, Jr.
Composer    Christophe Beck
Music Supervisor    Dave Jordan
Production Designer    Nina Ruscio
Art Director    Scott Meehan
Set Designer    William F. Matthews
Set Designer    Jann K. Engel
Set Designer    Stephanie Gilliam
Set Designer    Will Batts
Set Designer    Mark Haber
Set Decorator    K.C. Fox
Costume Designer    Sanja Milkovic Hays
Sound Mixer    David Obermeyer
Supervising Sound Editor    Andrew DeCristofaro
Visual Effects Supervisor    Cosmas Paul Bolger
Special Effects Coordinator    Dave Kelsey
Stunt Coordinator    Ernie Orsatti
Assistant Director    Marty Eli Schwartz
Casting Director    Nancy Klopper

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/12/25 2 $8,175,000   3,298 $2,479   $8,175,000 1
2003/12/26 2 $9,985,000 +22% 3,298 $3,028   $18,160,000 2
2003/12/27 2 $9,844,209 -1% 3,298 $2,985   $27,570,583 3
2003/12/28 2 $7,826,658 -20% 3,298 $2,373   $35,397,241 4
2003/12/29 2 $6,604,000 -16% 3,298 $2,002   $42,001,000 5
2003/12/30 2 $7,005,000 +6% 3,298 $2,124   $49,006,000 6
2003/12/31 2 $6,800,000 -3% 3,298 $2,062   $55,800,000 7
2004/01/01 2 $8,345,000 +23% 3,307 $2,523   $64,145,000 8
2004/01/02 2 $8,900,000 +7% 3,307 $2,691   $73,100,000 9
2004/01/03 2 $8,283,475 -7% 3,307 $2,505   $81,050,309 10
2004/01/04 2 $4,569,786 -45% 3,307 $1,382   $85,620,095 11
2004/01/05 2 $1,296,000 -72% 3,307 $392   $86,916,000 12
2004/01/06 3 $916,000 -29% 3,307 $277   $87,831,000 13
2004/01/07 4 $819,000 -11% 3,307 $248   $88,651,000 14
2004/01/08 4 $746,000 -9% 3,307 $226   $89,396,000 15
2004/01/09 3 $3,000,000 +302% 3,238 $926   $92,400,000 16
2004/01/10 3 $5,607,249 +87% 3,238 $1,732   $98,084,232 17
2004/01/11 3 $3,063,610 -45% 3,238 $946   $101,147,842 18
2004/01/12 5 $483,000 -84% 3,238 $149   $101,631,000 19
2004/01/13 5 $516,000 +7% 3,238 $159   $102,146,000 20
2004/01/14 5 $469,000 -9% 3,238 $145   $102,615,000 21
2004/01/15 5 $587,000 +25% 3,238 $181   $103,202,000 22
2004/01/16 5 $2,197,320 +274% 3,025 $726   $105,399,453 23
2004/01/17 4 $4,057,243 +85% 3,025 $1,341   $109,456,696 24
2004/01/18 4 $2,746,811 -32% 3,025 $908   $112,203,507 25
2004/01/19 2 $2,871,957 +5% 3,025 $949   $115,075,464 26
2004/01/20 7 $397,000 -86% 3,025 $131   $115,472,000 27
2004/01/21 8 $312,000 -21% 3,025 $103   $115,784,000 28
2004/01/22 8 $368,000 +18% 3,025 $122   $116,152,000 29
2004/01/23 5 $1,500,000 +308% 2,810 $534   $117,700,000 30
2004/01/24 5 $3,163,549 +111% 2,810 $1,126   $120,856,362 31
2004/01/25 5 $1,677,358 -47% 2,810 $597   $122,533,720 32
2004/01/26 8 $305,000 -82% 2,810 $109   $122,839,000 33
2004/01/27 10 $285,000 -7% 2,810 $101   $123,125,000 34
2004/01/28 9 $344,000 +21% 2,810 $122   $123,469,000 35
2004/01/29 9 $280,000 -19% 2,810 $100   $123,749,000 36
2004/01/31 8 $2,249,039   2,396 $939   $127,116,260 38
2004/02/01 5 $917,795 -59% 2,396 $383   $128,034,055 39
2004/02/16 11 $540,170   1,335 $405   $134,290,873 54

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/12/26 2 $27,557,647   3,298 $8,356   $35,397,241 4
2004/01/02 2 $21,644,537 -21% 3,307 $6,545   $85,620,095 11
2004/01/09 3 $11,751,349 -46% 3,238 $3,629   $101,147,842 18
2004/01/16 5 $9,001,374 -23% 3,025 $2,976   $112,203,507 25
2004/01/23 6 $6,381,508 -29% 2,812 $2,269   $122,533,720 32
2004/01/30 8 $4,285,230 -33% 2,396 $1,788   $128,034,055 39
2004/02/06 14 $2,520,248 -41% 1,662 $1,516   $131,345,987 46
2004/02/13 14 $1,907,711 -24% 1,335 $1,429   $133,750,703 53
2004/02/20 19 $725,974 -62% 801 $906   $135,444,586 60
2004/02/27 26 $315,886 -56% 376 $840   $135,905,795 67
2004/03/05 27 $286,609 -9% 306 $937   $136,272,046 74
2004/03/12 22 $321,945 +12% 336 $958   $136,665,723 81
2004/03/19 20 $306,634 -5% 309 $992   $137,142,175 88
2004/03/26 20 $282,468 -8% 306 $923   $137,527,680 95
2004/04/02 21 $244,607 -13% 279 $877   $137,881,750 102
2004/04/09 30 $145,906 -40% 215 $679   $138,144,025 109
2004/04/16 33 $110,265 -24% 165 $668   $138,344,908 116
2004/04/23 41 $71,364 -35% 141 $506   $138,442,514 123
2004/04/30 57 $45,081 -37% 100 $451   $138,507,634 130
2004/05/07 63 $23,845 -47% 67 $356   $138,540,694 137
2004/05/14 86 $15,932 -33% 46 $346   $138,562,501 144
2004/05/21 63 $36,123 +127% 37 $976   $138,604,245 151
2004/05/28 133 $2,392 -93% 19 $126   $138,610,835 158
2004/06/04 121 $1,648 -31% 4 $412   $138,614,544 165

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