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Dan in Real Life (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $47,642,963Details
International Box Office $18,026,038
Worldwide Box Office $65,669,001
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $21,033,288 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $21,033,288
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

It all begins with widowed father and family-advice olumnist Dan Burns, who is still reeling from the heartache of loss and takes refuge by trying to maintain order with his three rebellious young girls, while dodging anything unexpected or outside the box. But when Dan heads to Rhode Island, his miffed daughters in tow, for the annual fall weekend thrown by the large and boisterous Burns family, everything changes. Soon after his arrival, he runs into an alluring woman named Marie in a bookshop. For the first time in a very, very long time, Dan experiences real, live sparks - only to have to douse them liberally when he discovers Marie is, in fact, the brand-new girlfriend his brother Mitch is about to proudly introduce to the family. As the weekend gets underway in the close quarters of a crowded house filled with quirky, prying relatives, Dan and Marie try to squelch and cover up their growing mutual attraction at every turn, leading to one comical situation after another. Yet, no matter how hard they try to do the very opposite, Dan and Marie can’t help but fall in love. Now Dan is about to realize that no matter how wise safety might seem, when it comes to real life, he’s going to have to break all the rules.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
64% - Fresh
Audience
69% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 20th, 2007 (Sneak Peek) by Walt Disney
October 26th, 2007 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: March 11th, 2008 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some innuendo
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures, Focus Features, Jon Sehstack
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,518 $16,753 Feb 8, 2008 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,509 $29,702 Feb 1, 2008 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,498 $52,854 Jan 25, 2008 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,531 $71,315 Jan 18, 2008 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,240 $140,573 Jan 11, 2008 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,280 $170,648 Jan 4, 2008 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,561 $54,263 Dec 28, 2007 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,948 $52,704 Dec 21, 2007 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,593 $333,922 Dec 14, 2007 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,102 $1,062,271 Dec 7, 2007 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,170 $1,667,110 Nov 30, 2007 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,032 $3,016,800 Nov 23, 2007 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,074 $4,343,185 Nov 16, 2007 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,174 $6,002,717 Nov 9, 2007 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,397 $7,870,196 Nov 2, 2007 10
Biggest October Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 199 $11,809,445 Oct 26, 2007 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,550 $11,809,445 Oct 26, 2007 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,346 1,921 Oct 26, 2007 3

Cast

   Dan
   Marie
Dane Cook    Mitch
   Jane
   Cara
   Lilly
Dianne Wiest    Nana
John Mahoney    Poppy
Norbert Leo Butz    Clay
Amy Ryan    Eileen
Jessica Hecht    Amy
Frank Wood    Howard
Henry Miller    Will
Ella Miller    Rachel
Cameron Adams    Elliot
Jessica Lussier    Jessica
Seth D'Antuono    G
Margot Janson    Olivia
Willa Cuthrell-Tuttleman    Bella
Emily Blunt    Ruthie Draper
Felipe Dieppa    Marty Barasco
Matthew Morrison    Policeman
Bernie McInerney    James Lamson
Amy Landecker    Cindy Lamson
Steve Mellor    Bookstore Clerk
Pauline Gregory    Bowling Alley Manager
Shana Carr    Suzanne Burns
Nicole Morin    Jane (Age 13)
Charlotte Davies    Cara (Age 11)
Zoe Paulkis    Lilly (Age 4)
Lucas Hedges    Lilly's Dance Partner
Sondre Lerche    Himself
Kato Adland    Guitar - Wedding Band 'The Faces Down'
Ole Ludvig Kruger    Drums - Wedding Band 'The Faces Down'
Morten Skage    Bass - Wedding Band - 'The Faces Down'
Marci Occhino    Wedding Singer
Mike Peavey    Helicopter Pilot

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Pierce Gradner
Screenwriter    Peter Hedges
Producer    Jon Shestack
Producer    Brad Epstein
Executive Producer    Noah Rosen
Executive Producer    Darlene Caamano Loquet
Executive Producer    Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda
Director of Photography    Lawrence Sher
Production Designer    Sarah Knowles
Editor    Sarah Flack
Costume Designer    Alix Friedberg
Original Songs Written and Performed by    Sondre Lerche
Composer    Sondre Lerche
Co-Producer    Dianne Dreyer
Music Supervisor    Dana Sano
Casting    Bernard Telsey
Unit Production Manager    Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda
First Assistant Director    Stephen Dunn
Assistant Director    Paul Prenderville

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March 30th, 2008

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March 23rd, 2008

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DVD Rentals - No Rental Better than Old Men

March 23rd, 2008

New releases took the top four spots on the rental chart this week including No Country for Old Men, which earned first place with $10.20 million during its opening week. More...

DVD Releases for March 11, 2008

March 11th, 2008

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November 12th, 2007

There was little to cheer over the weekend, as all four of the new releases missed expectations, some by substantial margins. This left the overall box office struggling with $113 million over the weekend, down 16% from last weekend and 11% from the same weekend last year. This means the streak of year-to-year growth ends at one. On the other hand, had the four wide releases mere met expectations, the overall box office would have been within a rounding error of last year. More...

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November 8th, 2007

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Gangsters are Busy Bees at the Box Office

November 5th, 2007

November got the box office back on track as a record-breaking opening for Denzel Washington and Russel Crowe, (and for that matter, Jerry Seinfeld), helped the overall box office earn $134 million over the weekend. That's 33% higher than the last weekend, but more importantly, it was 4% more than the same weekend last year. That growth doesn't even keep up with the growth in ticket prices, (although it is extremely close), however, it does stop the six-week slid we've been experiencing and hopefully this will mean bigger business over the holidays. More...

First Weekend in November is Buzzing

November 1st, 2007

Thankfully October is done, but it did a lot of damage in four weeks. However, the damage has been done and the fall box office is down just under 1% from last year while ticket sales are down more than 5%. However, this weekend we have two potential $100 million movies and both should be significantly stronger than last year's surprise champ, Borat. More...

Saw Can't Save October

October 29th, 2007

We finally had a massive box office hit at the box office this week as Saw IV lived up to expectations. This helped the overall box office grow to $102 million, which is 6% more than last weekend. However, it was weaker than the same weekend last year by 3%, which stretches the losing streak to 6 weeks. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of October 26, 2007

October 27th, 2007

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October 25th, 2007

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October 18th, 2007

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September 29th, 2007

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/10/26 2 $11,809,445   1,921 $6,148   $11,809,445 3
2007/11/02 4 $7,870,196 -33% 1,925 $4,088   $22,695,653 10
2007/11/09 5 $6,002,717 -24% 1,941 $3,093   $30,809,056 17
2007/11/16 6 $4,343,185 -28% 1,901 $2,285   $36,931,806 24
2007/11/23 12 $3,016,800 -31% 1,502 $2,009   $42,177,151 31
2007/11/30 13 $1,667,110 -45% 1,505 $1,108   $44,384,436 38
2007/12/07 14 $1,062,271 -36% 1,251 $849   $45,903,612 45
2007/12/14 21 $333,922 -69% 611 $547   $46,578,035 52
2007/12/21 32 $52,704 -84% 135 $390   $46,801,806 59
2007/12/28 42 $54,263 +3% 97 $559   $46,907,153 66
2008/01/04 31 $170,648 +214% 244 $699   $47,130,416 73
2008/01/11 32 $140,573 -18% 228 $617   $47,343,792 80
2008/01/18 38 $71,315 -49% 157 $454   $47,470,814 87
2008/01/25 45 $52,854 -26% 102 $518   $47,559,919 94
2008/02/01 52 $29,702 -44% 67 $443   $47,608,730 101
2008/02/08 62 $16,753 -44% 35 $479   $47,636,541 108

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/10/26 2 $4,167,102   1,921 $2,169   $4,167,102 1
2007/10/27 2 $4,919,411 +18% 1,921 $2,561   $9,086,513 2
2007/10/28 2 $2,722,932 -45% 1,921 $1,417   $11,809,445 3
2007/10/29 2 $758,376 -72% 1,921 $395   $12,567,821 4
2007/10/30 2 $740,254 -2% 1,921 $385   $13,308,075 5
2007/10/31 3 $729,994 -1% 1,921 $380   $14,038,069 6
2007/11/01 2 $787,388 +8% 1,921 $410   $14,825,457 7
2007/11/02 4 $2,597,842 +230% 1,925 $1,350   $17,423,299 8
2007/11/03 4 $3,616,174 +39% 1,925 $1,879   $21,039,473 9
2007/11/04 4 $1,656,180 -54% 1,925 $860   $22,695,653 10
2007/11/05 4 $513,878 -69% 1,925 $267   $23,209,531 11
2007/11/06 4 $566,886 +10% 1,925 $294   $23,776,417 12
2007/11/07 4 $498,906 -12% 1,925 $259   $24,275,323 13
2007/11/08 4 $531,016 +6% 1,925 $276   $24,806,339 14
2007/11/09 5 $1,846,743 +248% 1,941 $951   $26,653,082 15
2007/11/10 5 $2,590,085 +40% 1,941 $1,334   $29,243,167 16
2007/11/11 5 $1,565,889 -40% 1,941 $807   $30,809,056 17
2007/11/12 4 $770,347 -51% 1,941 $397   $31,579,403 18
2007/11/13 5 $346,481 -55% 1,941 $179   $31,925,884 19
2007/11/14 5 $324,660 -6% 1,941 $167   $32,250,544 20
2007/11/15 5 $338,077 +4% 1,941 $174   $32,588,621 21
2007/11/16 6 $1,415,834 +319% 1,901 $745   $34,004,455 22
2007/11/17 6 $1,968,815 +39% 1,901 $1,036   $35,973,270 23
2007/11/18 6 $958,536 -51% 1,901 $504   $36,931,806 24
2007/11/19 6 $376,093 -61% 1,901 $198   $37,307,899 25
2007/11/20 6 $545,930 +45% 1,901 $287   $37,853,829 26
2007/11/21 12 $591,711 +8% 1,490 $397   $38,445,540 27
2007/11/22 12 $714,811 +21% 1,490 $480   $39,160,351 28
2007/11/23 12 $1,272,461 +78% 1,502 $847   $40,432,812 29
2007/11/24 12 $1,220,469 -4% 1,502 $813   $41,653,281 30
2007/11/25 12 $523,870 -57% 1,502 $349   $42,177,151 31
2007/11/26 12 $140,153 -73% 1,502 $93   $42,317,304 32
2007/11/27 12 $133,664 -5% 1,502 $89   $42,450,968 33
2007/11/28 12 $134,339 +1% 1,502 $89   $42,585,307 34
2007/11/29 12 $132,019 -2% 1,502 $88   $42,717,326 35
2007/11/30 - $597,193 +352% 1,505 $397   $43,314,519 36
2007/12/01 - $728,104 +22% 1,505 $484   $44,042,623 37
2007/12/02 13 $341,813 -53% 1,505 $227   $44,384,436 38
2008/01/21 37 $13,408   157 $85   $47,484,222 88

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/10/26 2 $14,825,457   1,921 $7,718   $14,825,457 7
2007/11/02 4 $9,980,882 -33% 1,925 $5,185   $24,806,339 14
2007/11/09 5 $7,782,282 -22% 1,941 $4,009   $32,588,621 21
2007/11/16 10 $6,571,730 -16% 1,901 $3,457   $39,160,351 28
2007/11/23 12 $3,556,975 -46% 1,502 $2,368   $42,717,326 35
2007/11/30 13 $2,124,015 -40% 1,505 $1,411   $44,841,341 42
2007/12/07 14 $1,402,772 -34% 1,251 $1,121   $46,244,113 49
2007/12/14 22 $504,989 -64% 611 $826   $46,749,102 56
2007/12/21 39 $103,788 -79% 135 $769   $46,852,890 63
2007/12/28 44 $106,878 +3% 97 $1,102   $46,959,768 70
2008/01/04 30 $243,451 +128% 244 $998   $47,203,219 77
2008/01/11 31 $196,280 -19% 228 $861   $47,399,499 84
2008/01/18 39 $107,566 -45% 157 $685   $47,507,065 91
2008/01/25 46 $71,963 -33% 102 $706   $47,579,028 98
2008/02/01 53 $40,760 -43% 67 $608   $47,619,788 105
2008/02/08 66 $23,175 -43% 35 $662   $47,642,963 112

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/16/20085411,278 411,278$7,625,094$7,625,0941
3/23/200810224,141-46% 635,419$4,112,987$11,738,0812
3/30/20081173,289-67% 708,708$1,318,469$13,056,5513
4/6/20081552,041-29% 760,749$949,228$14,005,7784
4/13/20082533,458-36% 794,207$601,909$14,607,6885

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