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The Cooler (2003)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,243,880Details
International Box Office $2,839,883
Worldwide Box Office $11,083,763
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
77% - Certified Fresh
Audience
70% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 26th, 2003 (Limited) by Lionsgate
December 19th, 2003 (Expands Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: April 27th, 2004 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, released as Cooler, The
MPAA Rating: R
Comparisons: vs. Still Alice
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Keywords: Film Noir, Gambling, Mafia
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Pierce/Williams Entertainment

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,076 $30,725 Mar 19, 2004 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 853 $86,705 Mar 12, 2004 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 896 $111,271 Mar 5, 2004 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 768 $179,102 Feb 27, 2004 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 610 $281,421 Feb 20, 2004 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 541 $384,000 Feb 13, 2004 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 618 $427,987 Feb 6, 2004 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 620 $587,013 Jan 30, 2004 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 603 $913,089 Jan 23, 2004 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 742 $1,119,031 Jan 16, 2004 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,066 $304,638 Jan 9, 2004 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,556 $340,002 Jan 2, 2004 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,264 $308,756 Dec 26, 2003 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,961 $284,871 Dec 19, 2003 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,913 $45,419 Dec 12, 2003 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,856 $75,699 Dec 5, 2003 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,732 $128,973 Nov 28, 2003 5

Cast

Arthur J. Nascarella    Nicky "Fingers"
William H. Macy    Bernie Lootz
Alec Baldwin    Shelly Kaplow
Ron Livingston    Larry Sokolov
Paul Sorvino    Buddy Stafford
Estella Warren    Charlene
Maria Bello    Natalie Belisario
Shawn Hatosy    Mikey
Joey Fatone    Johnny Cappella
M.C. Gainey    Highway Officer
Ellen Greene    Doris
Richard Israel    Marty Goldfarb
Tony Longo    Tony
Don Scribner    Lou

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Mark Isham

DVD Releases for April 27, 2004

April 26th, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. A couple of selections caught my eye this week, Love Actually - (Buy from Amazon) and Kids in the Hall - Season 1 both of which are my DVD pick of the week. More...

Filling the Void

January 29th, 2004

The mountain climbing documentary, Touching the Void, topped this week's Per Theatre Average chart. The film earned almost $100 thousand in just 5 theatres for an impressive average of $19,395. That was nearly double the second place contender, Empathy, which took in $11,975 in its only theatre. More...

King Oscar, Lord of the Nominations

January 27th, 2004

Nominations for the 76the Annual Academy Awards were announced today. As always, here is a list of the nominations, plus reactions below. More...

2004 Golden Globe Awards are being Handed out Tonight

January 25th, 2004

With the awards ceremony only hours away, here's one last look at the theatrical nominations for tonight's 61st annual Golden Globes awards. More...

Weak Week on the Per Theatre Charts

January 21st, 2004

Not one movie made it to the $10,000 per theatre average, although a few came close. The debut of Along Came Polly came in first with $9,290 per theatre, while the second weekend for The Battle of Algiers was just behind with $9,240 per theatre. Perhaps the best performance was by Girl with a Pearl Earring, which saw an increase in both theatre count and per theatre average. More...

2003 SAG Nominations Announced

January 18th, 2004

On Thursday the 10th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Nominations were announced. Here is a list of all the nominations in theatrical categories as well as a brief reaction to them. More...

Having Designs on Top Spot

January 15th, 2004

The two documentaries about famous designer, Yves St. Laurent, finished first on the per theatre average this week. While its average of $15,385 was enough to take top spot, it is not particularly high for a movie opening in only one theatre and chances of mainstream success are not likely. More...

Monster Opening

December 30th, 2003

Three of the four movies that broke $10,000 per theatre last week also accomplished that feat this week. However, it was a new comer that took top spot. Monster earned over $100,000 since it opened on Christmas day and it had a weekend average of $21,708, which was more than $5000 above its nearest competitor. More...

Indies Should be the most Thankful

December 2nd, 2003

Smaller, independent films dominated the top Ten Per Theatre Average chart this week, taking the first seven spots. More...

Movie Websites Launches for November 21 - November 28

November 27th, 2003

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here's a list of highlights, plus one last look at websites for films opening this week. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for November 14 - November 20

November 20th, 2003


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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/11/28 36 $128,973   11 $11,725   $171,621 5
2003/12/05 36 $75,699 -41% 11 $6,882   $291,603 12
2003/12/12 45 $45,419 -40% 11 $4,129   $372,020 19
2003/12/19 19 $284,871 +527% 70 $4,070   $678,555 26
2003/12/26 28 $308,756 +8% 77 $4,010   $1,195,274 33
2004/01/02 28 $340,002 +10% 77 $4,416   $1,836,224 40
2004/01/09 30 $304,638 -10% 77 $3,956   $2,281,044 47
2004/01/16 17 $1,119,031 +267% 396 $2,826   $3,539,969 54
2004/01/23 18 $913,089 -18% 408 $2,238   $5,002,374 61
2004/01/30 24 $587,013 -36% 306 $1,918   $5,958,455 68
2004/02/06 24 $427,987 -27% 224 $1,911   $6,589,425 75
2004/02/13 28 $384,000 -10% 210 $1,829   $7,107,331 82
2004/02/20 31 $281,421 -27% 163 $1,727   $7,574,897 89
2004/02/27 37 $179,102 -36% 120 $1,493   $7,855,973 96
2004/03/05 44 $111,271 -38% 82 $1,357   $8,039,766 103
2004/03/12 46 $86,705 -22% 84 $1,032   $8,179,538 110
2004/03/19 56 $30,725 -65% 54 $569   $8,243,880 117

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/01/19 17 $211,732   396 $535   $3,751,701 55
2004/02/16 30 $77,429   210 $369   $7,184,760 83

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/11/28 36 $173,256   11 $15,751   $215,904 9
2003/12/05 37 $110,697 -36% 11 $10,063   $326,601 16
2003/12/12 46 $67,083 -39% 11 $6,098   $393,684 23
2003/12/19 23 $492,834 +635% 70 $7,040   $886,518 30
2003/12/26 28 $609,704 +24% 77 $7,918   $1,496,222 37
2004/01/02 28 $480,184 -21% 77 $6,236   $1,976,406 44
2004/01/09 29 $444,532 -7% 77 $5,773   $2,420,938 51
2004/01/16 17 $1,668,347 +275% 396 $4,213   $4,089,285 58
2004/01/23 19 $1,282,157 -23% 408 $3,143   $5,371,442 65
2004/01/30 23 $789,996 -38% 306 $2,582   $6,161,438 72
2004/02/06 24 $561,893 -29% 224 $2,508   $6,723,331 79
2004/02/13 29 $570,145 +1% 210 $2,715   $7,293,476 86
2004/02/20 32 $383,395 -33% 163 $2,352   $7,676,871 93
2004/02/27 38 $251,624 -34% 120 $2,097   $7,928,495 100
2004/03/05 45 $164,338 -35% 82 $2,004   $8,092,833 107
2004/03/12 46 $120,322 -27% 84 $1,432   $8,213,155 114

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