Dear John

Dear John poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $80,014,842Details
International Box Office $31,347,568
Worldwide Box Office $111,362,410
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $31,826,516 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,173,219 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $33,999,735
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
28% - Rotten
Audience
55% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 5th, 2010 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: May 25th, 2010 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sensuality and violence
(Rating bulletin 2102, 1/6/2010)
Running Time: 107 minutes
Keywords: Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Screen Gems, Relativity Media, Temple Hill Productions

Cast

   John Tyree
Amanda Seyfried    Savannah Curtis
Richard Jenkins    Mr. Tyree
Henry Thomas    Tim
Scott Porter    Randy
D.J. Cotrona    Noodles

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jamie Linden
Based on the novel by    Nicholas Sparks
Producer    Marty Bowen
Producer    Wyck Godfrey
Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    Jeremiah Samuels
Executive Producer    Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer    Michele Weiss
Executive Producer    Tucker Tooley
Co-Producer    Kenneth Halsband
Co-Producer    Jamie Linden
Cinematographer    Terry Stacey
Editor    Kristina Boden
Composer    Deborah Lurie
Music Supervisor    Happy Walters
Music Supervisor    Season Kent
Production Designer    Kara Lindstrom
Art Director    Mark Garner
Set Decorator    Summer Eubanks
Costume Designer    Dana Campbell
Sound Mixer    Jonathan Gaynor
Supervising Sound Editor    David Patterson
Associate Producer    Michael Disco
Assistant Director    Cara Giallanza
Second Unit Director    Charlie Croughwell
Casting Director    Joanna Colbert
Casting Director    Richard Mento

DVD Sales: "Wonder" Lands on Top

There was a quartet of new releases that reached the top 30 on this week's sales chart, starting with the new number one film, Alice in Wonderland. The $1 billion hit sold 2.10 million units during its first week of release, generating sales of $40.13 million. It just missed the top ten for 2010 (one of the films ahead of it was actually released in 2009). More...

DVD Sales: True Blood is True Blue

New releases continue to struggle, but at least there is something of interest to report on top, as there are two releases that could legitimately the claim top spot. Dear John sold the most units, topping True Blood: Season Two 526,000 units to 480,000. On the other hand, True Blood generated more revenue $15.85 million to $9.46 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 25th, 2010

According to Amazon.com, the best-selling release of the week is True Blood: Season Two on DVD while the Blu-ray is the second best selling release. I'm not saying it's a bad deal; in fact, it is a contender for Pick of the Week. However, for a TV on DVD to top the chart probably means sales for other titles will be quite weak. Other contenders for Pick of the Week include Leverage: Season Two and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. All three releases win that coveted title, but if I were forced to pick just one of them, I would go with True Blood: Season Two on Blu-ray. The flashbacks in the Picture-in-Picture track are just such a cool idea that it wins the tie-breaker. More...

International Details: Another Milestone for Alice

For the fourth weekend in a row, Alice in Wonderland remained in second place, this time adding $13.28 million on 3843 screens in 54 markets for a total of $630.30 million internationally and $961.15 million worldwide. Since last week it has crossed the $600 million milestone on the international scene, making it just the 13th film to do so. It is now the seventh highest grossing film of all time. The film's per screen average has declined enough that it will likely shed screens and markets rather quickly. That said, if the worst thing you can say about a movie's box office run is, "It might not make it to $1 billion!" then the film is a massive success. More...

International Details: Date Night Dips in Popularity

Date Night fell out of the top five, but added $7.47 million on 3120 screens in 48 markets for a total of $28.31 million. The film opened in first place in the U.K., but only made $1.97 million on 400 screens, which is about the same as $11 million here. That's not a great start and there's little hope that the film will match its domestic total overseas, but it is still a solid midlevel hit and should show a profit by the time it reaches the home market. More...

International Details: Foreign Releases Go Lala

There were more than a dozen foreign releases to reach the top 30 on the international chart, starting with Go Lala Go!. This Chinese film opened in first place in its native market and sixth place overall with $6.44 million on 655 screens. More...

International Details: Shutter Slips to Sixth

Shutter Island fell to sixth place with $6.64 million on 2870 screens in 39 markets for a total of $135.53 million internationally and $258.97 million worldwide. With a debut in Japan this weekend, it could climb back into the top five. Even if it doesn't, it still has to be considered a financial success. More...

International Details: Bounty Takes down the Competition

The Bounty Hunter slipped a spot to sixth place with $6.33 million on 1671 screens in 29 markets for a total of $17.04 million. It opened in a number of markets, mostly on the smaller side. Its largest new market was Mexico, where it debuted in fourth place with $656,000 on 300 screens. Meanwhile, it added $1.49 million on 393 screens during its second weekend in the U.K. for a two-week total of $5.86 million. It was right behind in Russia with $1.40 million on 445 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.52 million after two. More...

International Details: Things are Looking Up for The Round Up

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International Details: Princess hits Regal Milestone

The Princess and the Frog remained in sixth place with $5.18 million on 3019 screens in 35 markets for a total of $149.82 million internationally and $253.53 million worldwide. This past week it opened in Japan, struggling into fifth place with $1.02 million on 363 screens. Even with that disappointing result, it should do well enough on the home market to show a profit relatively soon. More...

Presidents' Weekend Was Lovely

Okay. Wow. All three wide releases beat expectations, some by massive margins, which helped this year shatter the previous Presidents' Day long weekend record. The three-day tally this year was $205 million, ahead of the previous record by more than $16 million. And, adding in Monday, the total box office over four days was $239 million, nearly $20 million more than the previous best. (In both cases, the previous best was last year.) This helped push the year-to-date box office to $1.48 billion, which is 1.6% higher than last year's pace. However, ticket sales still lag behind, albeit by less than half a percent. More...

Will New Releases Feel the Love?

Its Valentine's Day on Sunday and Presidents' Day on Monday, which means there are two reasons to be bullish when predicting the box office this weekend. On the other hand, none of the new releases are earning overall positive reviews, which is a bad sign. There is good news, as the same was true last year and two of the three new releases struggled at the box office. This leaves 2010 an opportunity to end the slump, which has reached four weeks, and prevent admissions from slipping further below last year's pace. More...

Red Riding in the Black on the Per Theater Chart

The The Red Riding Trilogy opened on top of the per theater chart with $14,526 in one theater, but that was all three shows for one ticket. On the one hand, the higher ticket price would help its average. On the other hand, the long running time is a large impediment. Ajami opened in second place with an average of $11,931 while Terribly Happy was just behind with $11,650. The overall box office leader, Dear John, was the final film to reach the $10,000 mark with an average of $10,262. More...

The Streak Ends in More Ways Than One

In a shocking development, Avatar didn't win at the box office race over the weekend. Instead, the romantic drama Dear John, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, took top spot. Unfortunately, while Dear John did much better than expected, the overall box office was still weak. Total box office was $114 million, which was 9% lower than last weekend and 26% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2010 has brought it $1.21 billion, which is 1.2% more than last year; however, for the first time admissions are down, by 0.8%. This is a troubling sign. More...

Weekend Estimates: Dear John Tops Avatar

Avatar's run at the top of the chart came to an end over the weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning. Its surprise vanquisher turned out to be Dear John, which ran up an impressive $32.4 million opening, a record for Superbowl weekend. Avatar was down almost 25% to $23.6 million -- its weakest weekend yet, in spite of an impressive list of Oscar nominations earlier in the week. But with $630 million in the bank now from North America alone, this can hardly be described a disappointment. More...

Any Oscar Bounce for Avatar?

It appears Avatar will walk away with yet another victory at the box office and it appears likely that it will set yet another record in the process. There are some factors that make the box office potential of all films a little more fluid this weekend. This includes the Super Bowl, which should draw away a lot of potential ticket buyers. Secondly, the Oscar nominations should help Avatar and a few other holdovers still playing in multiplexes. Depending on which factor is greater, we could keep pace with last year, or the slump could continue. More...

2010 Preview: February

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/02/05 1 $13,764,704   2,969 $4,636   $13,764,704 1
2010/02/06 1 $12,470,283 -9% 2,969 $4,200   $26,234,987 2
2010/02/07 2 $4,233,627 -66% 2,969 $1,426   $30,468,614 3
2010/02/08 2 $2,140,429 -49% 2,969 $721   $32,609,043 4
2010/02/09 2 $1,906,865 -11% 2,969 $642   $34,515,908 5
2010/02/10 2 $1,507,954 -21% 2,969 $508   $36,023,862 6
2010/02/11 2 $1,853,710 +23% 2,969 $624   $37,877,572 7
2010/02/12 5 $4,096,969 +121% 2,975 $1,377   $41,974,541 8
2010/02/13 5 $5,460,261 +33% 2,975 $1,835   $47,434,802 9
2010/02/14 5 $6,514,296 +19% 2,975 $2,190   $53,949,098 10
2010/02/15 5 $2,128,662 -67% 2,975 $716   $56,077,760 11
2010/02/16 5 $941,717 -56% 2,975 $317   $57,019,477 12
2010/02/17 5 $803,791 -15% 2,975 $270   $57,823,268 13
2010/02/18 5 $847,945 +5% 2,975 $285   $58,671,213 14
2010/02/19 6 $2,354,138 +178% 3,062 $769   $61,025,351 15
2010/02/20 6 $3,152,858 +34% 3,062 $1,030   $64,178,209 16
2010/02/21 6 $1,623,556 -49% 3,062 $530   $65,801,765 17
2010/02/22 6 $428,540 -74% 3,062 $140   $66,230,305 18
2010/02/23 6 $511,968 +19% 3,062 $167   $66,742,273 19
2010/02/24 6 $432,399 -16% 3,062 $141   $67,174,672 20
2010/02/25 6 $448,926 +4% 3,062 $147   $67,623,598 21
2010/02/26 7 $1,540,286 +243% 3,006 $512   $69,163,884 22
2010/02/27 7 $2,201,069 +43% 3,006 $732   $71,364,953 23
2010/02/28 8 $1,067,143 -52% 3,006 $355   $72,432,096 24
2010/03/01 8 $304,017 -72% 3,006 $101   $72,736,113 25
2010/03/02 7 $401,221 +32% 3,006 $133   $73,137,334 26
2010/03/03 7 $350,958 -13% 3,006 $117   $73,488,292 27
2010/03/04 7 $355,715 +1% 3,006 $118   $73,844,007 28
2010/03/05 9 $967,823 +172% 2,496 $388   $74,811,830 29
2010/03/06 10 $1,234,681 +28% 2,496 $495   $76,046,511 30
2010/03/07 10 $579,575 -53% 2,496 $232   $76,626,086 31
2010/03/08 10 $198,958 -66% 2,496 $80   $76,825,044 32
2010/03/09 10 $241,413 +21% 2,496 $97   $77,066,457 33
2010/03/10 10 $218,549 -9% 2,496 $88   $77,285,006 34
2010/03/11 10 $248,053 +13% 2,496 $99   $77,533,059 35
2010/03/12 - $354,431 +43% 1,249 $284   $77,887,490 36
2010/03/13 - $435,286 +23% 1,249 $349   $78,322,776 37
2010/03/14 - $231,717 -47% 1,249 $186   $78,554,493 38
2010/03/15 - $104,678 -55% 1,249 $84   $78,659,171 39
2010/03/16 - $123,815 +18% 1,249 $99   $78,782,986 40
2010/03/17 - $106,459 -14% 1,249 $85   $78,889,445 41
2010/03/18 - $115,833 +9% 1,249 $93   $79,005,278 42
2010/03/19 - $83,773 -28% 388 $216   $79,089,051 43
2010/03/20 - $98,409 +17% 388 $254   $79,187,460 44
2010/03/21 - $54,294 -45% 388 $140   $79,241,754 45
2010/03/26 - $33,034   163 $203   $79,353,014 50
2010/03/27 - $40,876 +24% 163 $251   $79,393,890 51
2010/03/28 - $23,270 -43% 163 $143   $79,417,160 52
2010/04/02 - $59,057   266 $222   $79,507,857 57
2010/04/03 - $60,872 +3% 266 $229   $79,568,729 58
2010/04/04 - $33,624 -45% 266 $126   $79,602,353 59
2010/04/09 - $44,250   221 $200   $79,745,621 64
2010/04/10 - $53,742 +21% 221 $243   $79,799,363 65
2010/04/11 - $27,484 -49% 221 $124   $79,826,847 66
2010/04/16 - $20,186   122 $165   $79,887,030 71
2010/04/17 - $28,817 +43% 122 $236   $79,915,847 72
2010/04/18 - $15,288 -47% 122 $125   $79,931,135 73
2010/04/23 - $22,888   103 $222   $79,974,813 78
2010/04/24 - $28,096 +23% 103 $273   $80,002,909 79
2010/04/25 - $11,933 -58% 103 $116   $80,014,842 80

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/02/05 1 $30,468,614   2,969 $10,262   $30,468,614 3
2010/02/12 5 $16,071,526 -47% 2,975 $5,402   $53,949,098 10
2010/02/19 6 $7,130,552 -56% 3,062 $2,329   $65,801,765 17
2010/02/26 7 $4,808,498 -33% 3,006 $1,600   $72,432,096 24
2010/03/05 10 $2,782,079 -42% 2,496 $1,115   $76,626,086 31
2010/03/12 16 $1,021,434 -63% 1,249 $818   $78,554,493 38
2010/03/19 25 $236,476 -77% 388 $609   $79,241,754 45
2010/03/26 33 $97,180 -59% 163 $596   $79,417,160 52
2010/04/02 31 $153,553 +58% 266 $577   $79,602,353 59
2010/04/09 31 $125,476 -18% 221 $568   $79,826,847 66
2010/04/16 40 $64,291 -49% 122 $527   $79,931,135 73
2010/04/23 41 $62,917 -2% 103 $611   $80,014,842 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/30/20101525,699 525,699$9,036,766$9,036,7661
6/6/20103177,102-66% 702,801$3,186,065$12,222,8312
6/13/2010781,089-54% 783,890$1,458,791$13,681,6223
6/20/20101652,360-35% 836,250$997,982$14,679,6044
6/27/20102039,249-25% 875,499$776,345$15,455,9495
7/11/20102526,739 930,225$502,158$16,471,6697
7/18/20102728,330+6% 958,555$495,492$16,967,1608
7/25/20103027,293-4% 985,848$469,440$17,436,6009
11/28/201021304,440 1,432,825$2,852,603$22,838,10527
1/2/201121119,761 1,616,906$2,059,889$25,959,66332

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/30/2010346,592 46,592$1,026,412$1,026,4121
6/6/201098,817-81% 55,409$203,067$1,229,4792

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