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Cinderella Man (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $61,649,911Details
International Box Office $43,371,577
Worldwide Box Office $105,021,488
Further financial details...

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


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
80% - Certified Fresh
91% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$88,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 3rd, 2005 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: December 6th, 2005 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense boxing violence and some language
Running Time: 144 minutes
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Keywords: Inspirational Sports, Inspired by a True Story, Boxing, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment
Production Countries: United States


   Jim Braddock
Renée Zellweger    Mrs. Braddock
Paul Giamatti    Joe Gould
Craig Bierko    Max Baer
Bruce McGill    Jimmy Johnston
Paddy Considine    Mike Wilson
Ron Canada    Joe Jeanette
Nicholas Campbell    Sporty Lewis
Rosemarie DeWitt    Sara
Rance Howard    Announcer Al Fazin
Clint Howard    Referee
Connor Price    Jay Braddock
Ariel Waller    Rosemarie Braddock
Patrick Louis    Howard Braddock
Angelo Dundee    Angelo the Cornerman
Chuck Shamata    Father Rorick
David Huband    Ford Bond
Linda Kash    Lucille Gould
Gene Pyrz    Jake
Alicia Johnston    Alice
Troy Amos-Ross    John Henry Lewis
Mark Simmons    Art Lasky
Art Binkowski    Corn Griffin
David Litzinger    Abe Feldman
Matthew G. Taylor    Primo Carnera
James Ritz    Official (Griffin/Baer Fight)
Fulvio Cecere    Referee McAvoy
Gerry Ellison    Referee
Bill Mackie    Referee
Ray Marsh    Referee
Fernand Chretien    Referee
Dave Dunbar    Referee
Ken James    Ancil Hoffman
Rufus Crawford    Lewis Coach
Lou Eisen    Braddock Cornerman
Wayne Gordon    Braddock Cornerman
Wayne Flemming    Baer Cornerman
Nick Alachiotis    Baer Cornerman
Christopher D. Amos    Lewis Cornerman
Nick Carusi    Lewis Cornerman
Keith Murphy    Lasky Cornerman
Everton McEwan    Lasky Cornerman
Johnny Kalbhenn    Lasky Cornerman
David Georgieff    Griffin Cornerman
Wayne Bourque    Griffin Cornerman
Paul Ryan    Griffin Cornerman
Sean Gilroy    Feldman Cornerman
Michael McNamara    Feldman Cornerman
Billy Wine    Carnera Cornerman
Richard Sutton    Carnera Cornerman
Michael Chin    Carnera Cornerman
Stewart Lunn    Campbell Cornerman
Richard Lewis    Campbell Cornerman
Peter Wylie    Campbell Cornerman
Thomas Kurzydlowski    Tuffy Griffith
Stuart Clark    Frankie Campbell
Julian Lewis    Undercard Boxer
Eric Fink    Announcer (Lasky)
Sergio Di Zio    Young Reporter
Gavin Grazer    Reporter
Boyd Banks    Reporter
Daniel Kash    Reporter
Judah Katz    Reporter
Angelo Tsarouchas    Reporter
Robert Smith (Actor)    Reporter
Craig Warnock    1928 Fan
Aaron Abrams    1928 Fan
Duff MacDonald    1935 Fan
Andrew Stelmack    1935 Fan
Chris Crumb    1935 Fan
Gerry Quigley    Quincy
Peter MacNeill    Electric Man
Darrin Brown    Promoter
John Healy    Dock Worker
Peter Didiano    Dock Worker
James Kirchner    Dock Worker
Mike Langlois    Dock Worker
Magdalena Alexander    Angry Woman
Nola Augustson    Relief Office Woman
Gino Marrocco    Waiter
Mark Taylor    George
Sharron Matthews    Lady
Alec Stockwell    Church Man
Chick Roberts    Church Old Man
Isabella Fink    Church Girl
Beau Starr    Sam
Philip Craig    Radio Commentator
Roman Podhora    Hooverville Cop
R.D. Reid    Hooverville Cop
Michael Dyson    Hooverville Man
Sam Malkin    Gibson
Tony Munch    Sam Penny
Conrad Bergschneider    Limo Driver
Richard Binsley    Announcer (Griffith)
Ramona Pringle    Flapper Girl
Katrina Matthews Swain    Flapper Girl
Cooper Bracken    Jay Braddock (4 Years Old)
Jacob Bracken    Jay Braddock (4 Years Old)
Alon Nashman    Deserting Father
Domenic Cuzzocrea    Junket
Neil Foster    Security Guard
Brian Jagersky    Cop
Ray Kerr    Fight Promoter
Tim Eddis    Fight Promoter
Dave Arkell    Mr. Mills
Debra Sherman    Mother
Joanne Ritcey    Baer Hotel Hottie
Alex Cairns    Baer Hotel Hottie
George Duff    Man on Street

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Cliff Hollingsworth
Screenwriter    Akiva Goldsman
Story Creator    Cliff Hollingsworth
Producer    Brian Grazer
Producer    Ron Howard
Producer    Penny Marshall
Executive Producer    Todd Hallowell
Production Designer    Wynn Thomas
Editor    Mike Hill
Editor    Dan Hanley
Composer    Thomas Newman
Director of Photography    Salvatore Totino
Co-Executive Producer    James Whitaker
Associate Producer    Louisa Velis
Associate Producer    Kathleen McGill
Assistant Director    William M. Connor
Second Unit Director    Todd Hallowell
Unit Production Manager    Kathleen McGill
Unit Production Manager    Steve Wakefield
Art Director    Peter Gundy
Art Director    Dan Yarhi
Set Decorator    Gordon Sim
Second Unit Camera    Glen Keenan
Costume Designer    Daniel Orlandi
Costume Supervisor    Dan Bronson
Costume Supervisor    Lindsay Jacobs
Sound Mixer    Jon J. Thomson
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Fleischman
Re-recording Mixer    Bob Chefalas
Re-recording Mixer    Tony Volante
Supervising Sound Editor    Chic Ciccolini
Sound Effects Editor    Daniel Pagan
Sound Effects Editor    Branka Mrkic-Tana
Sound Effects Editor    Eytan Mirsky
Dialogue Editor    Stan Bochner
Dialogue Editor    Dan Korintus
Music Editor    Bill Bernstein
Make up    Ann Brodie
Hairstylist    Vincent Sullivan
Special Make-up Effects    David Leroy Anderson
Special Make-up Effects    Lance Anderson
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Casting Director    Diane Kerbel
Stunt Coordinator    Steve Lucescu

DVD Releases for May 26th, 2009 - Part I

May 26th, 2009

It's a slow week, not that you can tell from the number of spotlight reviews. Over the past week, I received close to a dozen DVDs that were late. Fortunately, I was able to get to all of them, at least I until this afternoon when a couple more arrived late. (It never ends.) As for the DVD / Blu-rays coming out this week, there's not much of a selection. The best is Jeeves & Wooster - The Complete Series, but the lack of extras prevents it from being awarded the DVD Pick of the Week. On the other hand, the best on this week's list is Star Trek - Original Motion Picture Collection, which actually came out a couple of weeks ago. Even so, it is deserving of the DVD Pick of the Week. A slow week plus a lot of late reviews still results in a list so long it had to be spit into two. The second part can be found here. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Support Roles

February 15th, 2006

With the Oscars less than a month away and our contest well under way, there's no better time to take a closer look at some of the nominees. Today we'll look at the Best Supporting Roles for both Actor and Actress. More...

Mountain of Oscar Nominations

January 31st, 2006

Brokeback Mountain again led the list of nominees as with 8 Oscar nods. There were three films with six nominations a piece, Crash, Good Night and Good Luck, and Memoirs of a Geisha, (although for that last one, they were all the less prestigious technical awards. More...

SAG Spreads out the Love

January 29th, 2006

There were 5 theatrical awards handed out tonight by the Screen Actors Guild, and five different films won. More...

Cowboys and Virgins among WGA Nominations

January 6th, 2006

The Writers Guild of America announced its nominations this week, and while there are plenty of awards, only three are for theatrical releases. More...

SAG Singles out Cowboys

January 6th, 2006

Of the 13 awards the Screen Actors Guild will hand out on January 29th, 2006, five will be awarded to theatrical releases. And like past awards nominations, Brokeback Mountain again led the way, with four in total. However, this time there were two films close behind as Crash and Capote each received three nominations. More...

Four has Fantastic Start

December 17th, 2005

Fantastic Four was the movie that stopped the massive box office slump this summer, and it is continuing that strong performance on the home market. It topped the home market with a combined total of $11.26 million, $10.47 million from DVDs and $800,000 from VHS. More...

Cowboys find Gold in Brokeback Mountain

December 13th, 2005

Brokeback Mountain was the big winner today as Golden Globe nominations were announced. With seven nods, it led all films, which is an important Oscar indicator. More...

DVD Releases for December 6, 2005

December 5th, 2005

The rush for last minute gift ideas continues with plenty of DVD releases this week. The best movie coming out this week is Cinderella Man - Collector's Edition, but the DVD Pick of the week goes to Star Wars - Clone Wars - Volume 2. More...

Corpse Bridesmaid

November 20th, 2005

The Corpse Bride missed the top five by the narrowest of narrow margins losing out to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit $5.50 million to $5.45 million. The film earned its $5.45 million on 2586 screens in 28 markets pushing its total to $53.4 million total at the international box office. In South Korea the film fell 43% to $753,000 on 114 screens, which is better than average for the market. And the film is also doing well in Italy adding $764,000 on 268 screens to its $2.67 million running tally there, $700,000 in France for a $8 million box office, and $462,000 in Japan for a $7.0 million box office. More...

Chicken's Little Start on the International Scene is Lucrative

November 13th, 2005

Chicken Little started its international run with day-and-date debuts in 9 markets earning $5.54 million on 900 screens, just missing the top five in the process. Its best market was kid-friendly Mexico with $3.1 million on 600 screens, which is about on par with its opening domestically. On the other hand, the film broke records in Malaysia with $477,000 on 40 screens. Other results include a first place debuts in Russia with $1.1 million on 197 screens and in Taiwan with $463,000 on 18 screens, (including previews). More...

Zorro Steals the Show

November 6th, 2005

With The Legend of Zorro earning a nearly worldwide release this past weekend, and the imminent release of another juggernaut, there was little room for other releases this weekend on the international scene. More...

Surprise Twist on the International Charts

October 30th, 2005

Oliver Twist opened in two major markets over the weekend, placing second in both France with $2.4 million on 547 screens and Italy with $1.3 million on 301 screens. Other markets include $360,000 in the U.K. for a $3.6 million total there and $140,000 in Poland for $1.1 million. Add it up and you have $4.2 million for the weekend and $9.6 million in total. More...

Brothers are not so Grimm

October 23rd, 2005

The Brothers Grimm dropped just 35% during its second weekend in France adding $2.1 million to its $5.7 million total there. In Germany, the film performed a nearly the same level falling 36% to $950,000 over the weekend and $2.9 million during its run. Overall the film made $4 million for a $27.8 million runny tally and that places it fourth on this week's charts. While the film struggled domestically, it is doing quite a bit better on the international scene, and could show a profit sometime during its home market run. More...

Internationl Round-up: Company Nine Reaches $14 Million

October 16th, 2005

Company 9 remained in first place in Russia, its home market, down just 13% to $4.3 million for a running total of $14.3 million, which is well ahead of Revenge of the Sith's final box office in the market (which was just shy of $10 million). More...

International Box Office is Buzzing with Caffeine

October 5th, 2005

Too much chocolate is bad for your health, but try telling that to the international box office. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has topped the international box office for the fourth weekend in a row and the sixth during its run this weekend adding $10.2 million on 3,200 screens in 52 markets. Its best market of the weekend was again Japan where it finished first, again, with $3.1 million for the weekend on 360 screens and $28.7 million during its run. It was also first in Italy with $2.4 million on 282 screens for a $6.5 million running tally and in Norway with $740,000 on 92 screens, and in New Zealand with $314,000 on 80. With no more major markets, and precious little midlevel ones as well, the film is just wrapping up its international run, a run that has earned the film $219 million so far. More...

Charlie Tops $200 Million

September 28th, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory finished first on the international charts for the third weekend in a row and the fifth time in its international run, reaching a major milestone along the way. Over the weekend the film added $13.7 million on almost 4,000 screens in 55 markets for an international box office of $201.1 million. Highlights include amazing holdovers in Japan where it was down just 12% to $4.1 million over the weekend and $22 million in total and in South Korea where the film was down a phenomenal 6% to $1.5 million for a $5 million total. New openings include first place debuts in both Italy at $2.8 million on 402 screens and $333,000 on 64 screens in Denmark, which represents its last two major or midlevel markets. More...

Charlie has his own Cinderella Story

September 21st, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was able to remain in top spot on the international charts with $11.5 million on 4,113 screens in 53 markets for a running tally of $175 million internationally. Highlights this weekend include a trio of first place premieres in South Korea with $1.57 million on 106 screens, in Norway with $1.15 million on 97, and in Sweden with $534,000 on 125. Still, its best market in terms of raw dollars remains Japan where the film repeated at number one with $3.17 million on 359 screens, which was down 25% from last weekend, about average for the market. More...

Charlie's Second Place Streak Ends

September 14th, 2005

After almost a month in second place, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was able to recapture first thanks primarily to a strong start in Japan and a relatively strong holdover in Australia. In Japan, the film opened in first place with $4.3 million on 338 screens, well ahead of the competition. In Australia, the film remained in second place with $3.2 million on 463 screens, down 41% from last weekend and almost five times the second placed film. It also opened in New Zealand, easily taking first place with $875,000 on 80 screens and remains a major player in the U.K. with $975,000 on 422 screens during its seventh weekend of release in that market. Overall Charlie and the Chocolate Factory earned $11.3 million on 4,100 screens in 49 markets this weekend for a $155.7 million running tally. Assuming the studio's share of the domestic box office was 66% and 50% of the international, which are fair assumptions, then the movie is just now starting to show a profit. However, this is better than many films, which have to wait until the home market before the studio recoups their costs, or in fact fail to recoup their costs. More...

Smiths a Smash Hit, Box Office Still Slow

June 13th, 2005

Despite the number one film beating expectations by $10 million, the box office is still struggling. First the good news: the weekend numbers were 9.6% higher than last weekend. But more importantly they were 9.7% lower than the same weekend last year. Overall 2005 is 10.3% lower for the Summer at $1.121 billion, and 7.2% lower for the year at $3.621 billion. One bit of good news: should Batman Begins meet market expectations we should see the first weekend of yearly growth in almost four months. More...

Somebody Put a Hit on the Box Office - Update!

June 10th, 2005

It's another crowded weekend with four wide releases, well, four if you stretch the definition of wide slightly. There's only one saturation level release (3,000 or more theaters), and two of the new films couldn't crack 2,000. To top things off, at the moment not one of these films is earning overall positive reviews. Even so, we should see a significant increase in the total box office compared to last weekend, but there is likely going to be another drop-off on a year-to-year basis. More...

Box Office Goes Mad

June 6th, 2005

This past weekend was arguably the worst weekend at the box office all year, maybe not in terms of raw dollars, but certainly in terms of drop-offs. None of the new films could match expectations, which helped lead to a 28.38% drop-off from last weekend. Now a post-holiday drop-off is expected, but 28.38%! Even worse, the weekend was down 30.25% from the same time last year. 30.25%! Year-to-date, 2005 has brought in $3.43 billion at the box office, which is 6.7% behind 2004 during the same time frame. And with the later half of 2005 looking weaker, there's little hope it will turn things around. More...

Movie Review: Cinderella Man

June 3rd, 2005

At the risk of being run through with a lightsabre, let me say that, finally, 2005 has delivered a great movie. Ron Howard's Cinderella Man delivers on all levels, with stand out performances by Russell Crowe and Paul Giamatti, some beautiful technical work, and a knockout screenplay by Cliff Hollingsworth and Akiva Goldsman. Good word-of-mouth should keep this movie in theaters for a long time. More...

Sith Aim for Trilogy of Wins

June 3rd, 2005

Three new wide releases enter a crowded marketplace this week, but it's unlikely any of them will unseat current champ, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The biggest box office hit of the year has more to worry about from fellow holdover Madagascar than any of the new films. On a sad note, despite the number of strong contenders at the box office, analysts expect another drop-off from this time last year when Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban set records. More...

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June 2nd, 2005

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June 1st, 2005

June's a great month for movies, even though it doesn't have a major long weekend like May (Memorial Day), or July (Independence Day). There are a couple of films that have real potential to become monster hits, plus lots of $100 million contenders. More...

Sith Should Have Memorable Weekend

May 27th, 2005

Ah, Memorial Day Long Weekend, the busiest weekend at the movies in the whole year. Last year nearly a quarter of a billion dollars were spent on tickets during the four days and its economic impact is even greater. More than 30 million people will check out a movie this weekend, and each and every one of those will be inundated by ads for upcoming movies, trailers, posters, standees, ads on the popcorn bucket, ads on the drinks, etc. All that advertising will be a huge boost to upcoming films and will undoubtedly help jumpstart the summer. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 19 - May 26

May 26th, 2005

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March 31st, 2005

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/06/03 4 $5,905,225   2,812 $2,100   $5,905,225 1
2005/06/04 4 $7,409,620 +25% 2,812 $2,635   $13,314,845 2
2005/06/05 4 $5,005,360 -32% 2,812 $1,780   $18,320,205 3
2005/06/06 4 $1,687,175 -66% 2,812 $600   $20,007,380 4
2005/06/07 4 $1,729,380 +3% 2,812 $615   $21,736,760 5
2005/06/08 4 $1,629,750 -6% 2,812 $580   $23,366,510 6
2005/06/09 4 $1,546,555 -5% 2,812 $550   $24,913,065 7
2005/06/10 6 $2,862,255 +85% 2,820 $1,015   $27,775,320 8
2005/06/11 6 $4,173,620 +46% 2,820 $1,480   $31,948,940 9
2005/06/12 6 $2,693,080 -35% 2,820 $955   $34,642,020 10
2005/06/13 6 $1,015,335 -62% 2,820 $360   $35,657,355 11
2005/06/14 6 $1,014,205 n/c 2,820 $360   $36,671,560 12
2005/06/15 7 $845,885 -17% 2,820 $300   $37,517,445 13
2005/06/16 8 $803,965 -5% 2,820 $285   $38,321,410 14
2005/06/17 8 $1,552,950 +93% 2,610 $595   $39,874,360 15
2005/06/18 7 $2,296,770 +48% 2,610 $880   $42,171,130 16
2005/06/19 7 $1,722,565 -25% 2,610 $660   $43,893,695 17
2005/06/20 8 $639,450 -63% 2,610 $245   $44,533,145 18
2005/06/21 8 $626,330 -2% 2,610 $240   $45,159,475 19
2005/06/22 9 $630,985 +1% 2,610 $242   $45,790,460 20
2005/06/23 9 $531,840 -16% 2,610 $204   $46,322,300 21
2005/06/24 10 $947,505 +78% 1,675 $566   $47,269,805 22
2005/06/25 9 $1,458,990 +54% 1,675 $871   $48,728,795 23
2005/06/26 10 $1,039,740 -29% 1,675 $621   $49,768,535 24
2005/07/04 10 $628,105   1,174 $535   $54,371,070 32
2005/09/05 56 $7,295   73 $100   $61,548,295 95
2005/10/10 88 $60   4 $15   $61,609,460 130

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/06/03 4 $18,320,205   2,812 $6,515   $18,320,205 3
2005/06/10 6 $9,728,955 -47% 2,820 $3,450   $34,642,020 10
2005/06/17 7 $5,572,285 -43% 2,610 $2,135   $43,893,695 17
2005/06/24 10 $3,446,235 -38% 1,677 $2,055   $49,768,535 24
2005/07/01 11 $2,424,310 -30% 1,174 $2,065   $53,742,965 31
2005/07/08 12 $1,802,435 -26% 1,030 $1,750   $57,066,155 38
2005/07/15 15 $982,305 -46% 747 $1,315   $58,913,425 45
2005/07/22 17 $507,870 -48% 418 $1,215   $59,884,160 52
2005/07/29 26 $186,950 -63% 200 $935   $60,317,705 59
2005/08/05 23 $270,845 +45% 366 $740   $60,695,500 66
2005/08/12 27 $223,980 -17% 327 $685   $61,084,145 73
2005/08/19 32 $143,865 -36% 264 $545   $61,345,700 80
2005/08/26 44 $64,445 -55% 129 $500   $61,473,615 87
2005/09/02 54 $40,880 -37% 73 $560   $61,541,000 94
2005/09/09 58 $22,420 -45% 59 $380   $61,577,640 101
2005/09/16 84 $8,060 -64% 31 $260   $61,597,795 108
2005/09/23 106 $3,120 -61% 16 $195   $61,603,410 115
2005/09/30 108 $2,545 -18% 10 $255   $61,607,475 122
2005/10/07 126 $680 -73% 4 $170   $61,609,400 129
2005/10/14 104 $2,425 +257% 5 $485   $61,612,425 136
2005/10/21 136 $647 -73% 4 $162   $61,613,563 143
2005/10/28 126 $411 -36% 1 $411   $61,614,300 150
2005/11/04 116 $824 +100% 2 $412   $61,615,332 157
2005/11/18 62 $15,316   5 $3,063   $61,630,949 171
2005/11/25 77 $7,794 -49% 4 $1,949   $61,644,321 178
2005/12/02 102 $2,350 -70% 4 $588   $61,649,308 185

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/19/200613100,870 504,274$1,519,707$9,077,39615

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