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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,007,718Details
International Box Office $17,006,087Details
Worldwide Box Office $33,013,805
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$29,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 31st, 2002 (Limited) by Miramax
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and violence
Running Time: 113 minutes
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Keywords: Secret Agent, TV Industry, Performing Arts, Directing Yourself, Based on an UNTRUE Story, Biography, Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Gratuitous Cameos, Hitmen, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Film Noir, Breaking the Fourth Wall
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Mad Chance
Production Countries: Canada,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day) 110 $5,833,052 Jan 24, 2003 27
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 128 $8,367,479 Jan 24, 2003 27


Drew Barrymore    Penny
George Clooney    CIA Agent Jim Byrd
Julia Roberts    Patricia Watson
   Chuck Barris
Rutger Hauer    Keeler
Maggie Gyllenhaal    Debbie
Robert John Burke    Instructor Jenks
Jennifer Hall    Georgia
Kristen Wilson    Loretta
John Todd Anderson    Stud Bachelor
Carlos Carrasco    Brazioni
Emilio Rivera    Benitez
Daniel Zacapa    Renda
Krista Allen    Pretty Woman
Michael Ensign    Oliver
James Urbaniak    Rod Flexner
Dick Clark    Himself
Michelle Sweeney    Housekeeper
Chelsea Ceci    Tuvia, 8 Years
Michael Cera    Chuck, Age 8 and 11
Aimee Rose Ambroziak    Chuck's Date #1
Isabelle Blais    Chuck's Date #2
Melissa Carter    Chuck's Date #3
Ilona Elkin    Georgia's Girlfriend
Sean Tucker    Barfly
Jaye P. Morgan    Herself
David Hirsch    Freddie Cannon
Jerry Weintraub    Larry Goldberg
Frank Fontaine    ABC Executive
Rachelle Lefevre    Tuvia, 25 Years
Gene Gene Patton    Actual Gene Gene
Barbara Bacci    Woman in Veil
Janet Lane    Blonde Bachelorette
Shaun Balbar    Beanpole Bachelor
Jeff Lefebvre    Frizzy Hair Bachelor
Christian Paul    Black Bachelor
Michael Filipowich    Handsome Bachelor
Samantha Banton    Black Bachelorette
Jim Lange    Himself
Steve Adams    Dating Game Director
Maria Bertrand    Stud Bachelorette
Brad Pitt    Bachelor Brad
Matt Damon    Bachelor Matt
Murray Langston    Actual Unknown Comic
Marlida Ferreira    Woman in Pub
Jerome Tiberghien    Englishman
Martin Kevan    Chuck's Father
Claudia Besso    Chuck's Mother
Isabelle Juneau    Amana Girl
Nathalie Morin    Bachelorette Winner
Tony Zanca    Bachelor Winner
Sergei Prisselkov    Shaving Man
Norman Roy    Colbert
Marlene Fisher    Casting Executive
Richard Kind    Casting Executive
Suyun Kim    Asian Folksinger #1
Shulan Noma    Asian Folksinger #2
Andre Minicozzi    Gong Show Band Member
Richard Beaudet    Gong Show Band Member
Ron Di Lauro    Gong Show Band Member
Peter N. Wilson    Gong Show Band Member
Bruce Pepper    Gong Show Band Member
Francois St. Pierre    Gong Show Band Member
Cheryl Murphy    Little Person
George Randolph    Gene Gene
Pasquale De Vigne    Critic
Carlo Berardinucci    Waiter
Tanya Anthony    Prostitute
Andree-Anne Quesnel    Gong Show Model
Keshav Patel    Elvis Singer
Leslie Cottle    L.A. Bar Woman
Dino Tosques    L.A. Bartender
Joe Cobden    Unknown Comic
Ethan Thomas C. Dempster    Chuck, 3 Years
Tommy Hinkley    Hambone Man
Bill Corday    Justice of the Peace
Chuck Barris    Actual Barris

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Charlie Kaufman
Story Creator    Chuck Barris
Producer    Andrew Lazar
Executive Producer    Steven Soderbergh
Executive Producer    Rand Ravich
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Jonathan Gordon
Executive Producer    Stephen Evans
Co-Producer    Jeffrey Sudzin
Co-Executive Producer    Far Shariat
Associate Producer    Amy Minda Cohen
Associate Producer    Gym Hinderer
Director of Photography    Newton Thomas Sigel
Production Designer    James D. Bissell
Editor    Stephen Mirrione
Composer    Alex Wurman
Costume Designer    Renee April
Casting Director    Ellen Chenoweth
Assistant Director    David Webb
Unit Production Manager    Josette Perrotta
Unit Production Manager    Jeffrey Sudzin
Supervising Art Director    Isabelle Guay
Art Director    Nicholas Lepage
Art Director    Jean-Pierre Paquet
Set Decorator    Anne Galea
Set Decorator    Louis Dandonneau
Set Decorator    Daniel Hamelin
Set Decorator    Francois Senecal
Set Decorator    Norman Robitaille
Costume Supervisor    Blanche Boileau
Sound Mixer    Edward Tise
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Minkler
Re-recording Mixer    Myron Nettinga
Supervising Sound Editor    Curt Schulkey
Supervising Sound Editor    Aaron Glascock
Sound Effects Editor    Marvin Walowitz
Sound Effects Editor    Mike Chock
Sound Effects Editor    Julie Feiner
Sound Effects Editor    George Simpson
Sound Designer    Curt Schulkey
Dialogue Editor    Mary Ruth Smith
Sound Designer    Aaron Glascock
Music Editor    Andrew Silver
Music Editor    Stephen Lotwis
Make up    Stephan Dupuis
Make up    Micheline Trepanier
Hairstylist    Rejean Forget
Music Supervisor    Joe Rangel
Stunt Coordinator    Mike Scherer
Stunt Coordinator    Brad Martin

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 15th, 2011

November 16th, 2011

It's a really soft week for releases. Granted, Harry Potter came out last week and it is likely still going to be selling quite well this week. But the best release of Tuesday, at least according to, is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on DVD. Normally this would be a huge release, but it came out on Blu-ray weeks ago. The same is true of the second best selling release, The Lion King. The most of the next several best selling releases are Blu-ray catalog titles. Granted, many are worth picking up, but it could still be a really slow week in terms of overall sales. That doesn't mean it is a slow week in terms of high quality releases. West Side Story is coming out on Blu-ray, My Fair Lady is also making its Blu-ray debut. There are several more catalogue titles getting a Blu-ray double-dip, like Evil Dead II: 25th Anniversary Edition, or the latest Blu-ray for Metropolis. TV on DVD is well represented with Farscape: The Complete Series (Blu-ray), Being Human: Season One on Blu-ray, and Awkward: Season One. Beginners on Blu-ray is also a Contender for Pick of the Week, as is Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume One: Blu-ray Ultimate Collector's Edition. In the end I went with Evil Dead II: 25th Anniversary Edition. It is a double-dip, but there are major improvements over the previous release, plus it is a bargain price at just $11, and given the number of prime releases coming out this week, a bargain price is certainly welcome. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

November 10th, 2011

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind was George Clooney's first directing gig. He wasn't the first actor to try his hand at directing and he wasn't the last. This transition from acting to directing isn't always a smooth one. Additionally, the novel that serves as the basis for the story is, well, it's a strange one to say the least. There's a lot of risk here and there was real potential for this film to turn into a disaster. Did it avoid that fate? And is the Blu-ray worthy of the film? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 1st, 2011

November 1st, 2011

The selection of home market releases is rather soft this week. Sure, Cars 2 was a major hit at the box office, but it is the only major hit on this week's list. The best selling TV on DVD release is Californication, which is a cable show, while the top ten selling titles according to include limited releases, catalogue titles and direct-to-DVD releases. There are more second-tier Christmas releases than any other type of release. There are far fewer titles that are worth picking up than last week, and the the Pick of the Week contenders are even more limited. Transformers: Beast Wars comes out on a Complete Series Collection and that could be Pick of the Week material, but I'm still waiting for the screener. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2003/01/03 46 $87,199   4 $21,800   $169,714 1
2003/01/10 43 $81,812 -6% 5 $16,362   $308,027 2
2003/01/17 44 $76,913 -6% 5 $15,383   $461,916 3
2003/01/24 8 $5,833,052 +7,484% 1,769 $3,297   $6,332,676 4
2003/01/31 12 $4,300,162 -26% 1,776 $2,421   $12,390,990 5
2003/02/07 16 $1,343,778 -69% 1,376 $977   $14,443,590 6
2003/02/14 21 $511,421 -62% 577 $886   $15,432,398 7
2003/02/21 36 $145,220 -72% 175 $830   $15,733,147 8
2003/02/28 44 $82,808 -43% 92 $900   $15,878,598 9
2003/03/07 59 $24,425 -71% 29 $842   $15,938,738 10
2003/08/15 75 $12,537   2 $6,269   $15,962,786 33
2003/08/22 82 $10,093 -19% 2 $5,047   $15,980,378 34
2003/08/29 80 $11,581 +15% 2 $5,791   $15,998,104 35
2003/09/05 113 $2,763 -76% 2 $1,382   $16,003,576 36

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/01/24 7 $1,878,000   1,769 $1,062   $2,378,500 25
2003/01/25 8 $2,906,000 +55% 1,769 $1,643   $5,284,500 26
2003/01/26 6 $1,019,000 -65% 1,769 $576   $6,303,500 27
2003/01/27 7 $443,000 -57% 1,769 $250   $6,776,000 28
2003/01/28 7 $443,000 n/c 1,769 $250   $7,219,000 29
2003/01/29 7 $413,000 -7% 1,769 $233   $7,632,000 30
2003/01/30 8 $422,000 +2% 1,769 $239   $8,091,000 31

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2003/01/03 44 $143,700   4 $35,925   $226,215 2
2003/01/10 39 $158,788 +10% 5 $31,758   $385,003 3
2003/01/17 44 $114,621 -28% 5 $22,924   $499,624 4
2003/01/24 8 $7,591,204 +6,523% 1,769 $4,291   $8,090,828 5
2003/01/31 12 $5,008,984 -34% 1,776 $2,820   $13,099,812 6
2003/02/07 16 $1,821,165 -64% 1,376 $1,324   $14,920,977 7
2003/02/14 23 $666,950 -63% 577 $1,156   $15,587,927 8
2003/02/21 37 $207,863 -69% 175 $1,188   $15,795,790 9
2003/02/28 44 $118,523 -43% 92 $1,288   $15,914,313 10
2003/03/07 60 $35,936 -70% 29 $1,239   $15,950,249 11
2003/08/15 75 $20,036   2 $10,018   $15,970,285 34
2003/08/22 74 $16,238 -19% 2 $8,119   $15,986,523 35
2003/08/29 90 $14,290 -12% 2 $7,145   $16,000,813 36

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