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The Dilemma (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $48,475,290Details
International Box Office $22,071,575
Worldwide Box Office $70,546,865
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,073,231 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,622,523 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,695,754
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny and happily married Nick have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. With Ronny's girlfriend, Beth, and Nick's wife, Geneva, by their sides, they're unbeatable. But Ronny's world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide how and when he will reveal the truth to his best friend.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
24% - Rotten
Audience
29% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 14th, 2011 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: May 3rd, 2011 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2148, 11/24/2010)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: Relationship Advice, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Wild West Picture Show, Imagine Entertainment, Spyglass Entertainment, Brian Grazer Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,828 $139,725 Feb 25, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,165 $176,660 Feb 18, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,160 $1,031,015 Feb 11, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,412 $3,282,555 Feb 4, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,214 $5,665,730 Jan 28, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,139 $9,108,890 Jan 21, 2011 10
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 96 $17,816,230 Jan 14, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 936 $17,816,230 Jan 14, 2011 3
Widest Opening Weekend 890 2,940 Jan 14, 2011 3
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 282 $6,776,305 Jan 15, 2011 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,628 $6,776,305 Jan 15, 2011 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,332 $6,174,225 Jan 14, 2011 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,237 2.89 Jan 14, 2011 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,410 34.7% Jan 14, 2011 1

Cast

   Ronny Valentine
   Nick Backman
Jennifer Connelly    Beth Valentine
Winona Ryder    Geneva Backman
Channing Tatum    Zip Hanson
Queen Latifah    Dana Coleman

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Allan Loeb
Producer    Brian Grazer
Producer    Ron Howard
Producer    Vince Vaughn
Executive Producer    Todd Hallowell
Executive Producer    Victoria Vaughn
Executive Producer    Kim Roth
Cinematographer    Salvatore Totino
Editor    Mike Hill
Editor    Dan Hanley
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Composer    Lorne Balfe
Music Supervisor    Alexandra Patsavas
Production Designer    Daniel Clancy
Supervising Art Director    Dawn Swiderski
Set Designer    Chris Cleek
Set Designer    David Krummel
Set Designer    Jami Primmer
Set Designer    Kathy Lucas
Costume Designer    Daniel Orlandi
Sound Mixer    David Obermeyer
Supervising Sound Editor    Chic Ciccolini
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Fleischman
Re-recording Mixer    Bob Chefalas
Re-recording Mixer    Bret Johnson
Special Effects Coordinator    John Milinac
Re-recording Mixer    Justin Ball
Associate Producer    Louisa Velis
Associate Producer    Kathleen McGill
Associate Producer    William M. Connor
Stunt Coordinator    Joe Bucaro
Assistant Director    William M. Connor
Second Unit Director    Todd Hallowell
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson

Blu-ray Sales: Green Feeling Blu

May 18th, 2011

Few new releases were able to make a real impact on the Blu-ray sales chart this week, but we did have a new number one. The Green Hornet earned top spot by selling 291,000 units and generating $5.82 million in opening week sales. By units, 38% of its market share was in High definition, which is quite strong. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I slipped to second place with 166,000 units for the week and 2.70 million after a month of release. It remains the best-selling Blu-ray of the year, so far. More...

DVD Sales: King's in the Green

May 17th, 2011

As expected, there were not many new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's DVD sales chart. However, in an unexpected twist, this weakness in the new releases allowed The King's Speech to climb into top spot with 531,000 units over the weekend for totals of 1.66 million units / $23.93 million after three. Maybe its word-of-mouth is helping out. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 3rd, 2011

May 3rd, 2011

Historically, this is the weakest time of year for DVD releases. The last of the winter releases have already been released. It's too early for the flood of TV on DVD releases for the upcoming season in the fall. And studios are too worried about competing with blockbusters in theaters. There's really only one first run release that's generating any buzz, The Green Hornet, but while the 3D Blu-ray / Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is worth picking up, the sales potential quickly declines from that point and by the time you reach the bottom of the top ten, you are really struggling to find any release that will have any real impact on the home market. As for the best release, as opposed to the biggest, there are two TV on DVD imports that are worth checking out: Being Human: Season 3 on DVD and Murdoch Mysteries: Season 3 on DVD or Blu-ray. (The Blu-ray release for Being Human is too pricey.) Both are worth picking up, but for Pick of the Week, I'm going with Murdoch Mysteries. More...

Strings Provides No Boost for Box Office

January 24th, 2011

It's getting harder and harder to to spin the weekend numbers, as this time around the overall box office was down significantly, even if you ignore Avatar. The total box office was $103 million, which was 21% lower than last weekend and a stunning 29% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date 2011 is already almost $250 million behind $2010 at $730 million to $979 million. Granted, it's far too early in the year to panic, but we haven't seen year-over-year growth for nearly three months. More...

Weekend Estimates: No Strings Attached Tops with $20 Million

January 23rd, 2011

A decent $20.3 million estimated opening for No Strings Attached and some surprisingly good holds in the top four wasn't enough to halt 2011's early box office slump. Overall, the weekend's box office take looks like it will be about $35 million below last year's total, once more uncannily close to the haul of Avatar in the equivalent period. More...

No Competition for No Strings

January 20th, 2011

There's only one wide release this week, and it has a clear path to first place at the box office. However, while No Strings Attached will have little trouble winning, the real question box office watchers are asking is: How well will 2011 do compared to 2010? So far the answer to that question as been, "Disastrously." That trend will continue. This weekend last year, Avatar earned close to $35 million, while no new release will make that much. In fact, the top two films will barely earn more than that. If both No Strings Attached and The Green Hornet can earn more than Legion opened with last year, then I'll be willing to call it a victory, of sorts. Not a true victory, but at least we can look at things with some optimism. More...

Hornet is in the Green, But Dilemma has Problems

January 18th, 2011

2011 continues its trend of performing pretty well against 2010, if you ignore Avatar. This time last year, Avatar earned just over $40 million at the box office over the three-day weekend. This weekend 2011 was behind 2010 by just under $40 million over the same period. (You get a similar result if you look at the four-day numbers.) One could look at this as a small victory, as Avatar is such a rare commodity that it is unfair to expect the box office to compensate for that. However, there are a number of points that makes that thinking dangerous. First of all, even taking out Avatar, 2011's growth is not enough to keep pace with inflation. Secondly, without Avatar as competition, The Book of Eli probably would have earned at least a few million more, as would the rest of the box office. Thirdly, 2011 lost over the four-day weekend by a margin of $210 million to $159 million, which means there were about 7 million fewer people at theaters this weekend, which means there were 7 million fewer people seeing trailers, posters, etc. for upcoming films, and the box office can hardly afford missing out on that much free advertising. Finally, already 2011 is behind 2010 by nearly $200 million, at $798 million to $601 million, and if the conventional wisdom becomes, "2011 will be a disaster at the box office", it will take something special to overcome that negative buzz. And quite frankly, I don't see anything really special hitting theaters till the fall, and by then it will be too late. More...

Weekend Estimates: Green Hornet Tops Sluggish Box Office

January 16th, 2011

An estimated $34 million opening for The Green Hornet (a fractional improvement on the debut of The Book of Eli this time last year) wasn't enough to pull 2011 out of its early box office slump. Total box office for MLK weekend looks as though it will be down about 20-25%, or $40 million, from last year. Its no coincidence that Avatar grossed about $40 million in the same frame in 2010, which suggests that the industry will have a hard job closing the gap over the next couple of months. More...

Will The Green Hornet Live Up to Its Name?

January 13th, 2011

Two wide releases this week look to bring in the green and return the overall box office to the black. The wider of the two, The Green Hornet, is even looking to earn more than Avatar did this time last year, which would be a major victory for 2011. I'm not saying its going to, but it is a real possibility. And if it can't, it appears it is more likely than not that it will match The Book of Eli's opening from last year, which would at least be some positive news for the box office. More...

Contest: Choices, Choices

January 7th, 2011

There could be a real race for top spot next week, which makes choosing the target film for this week's box office prediction contest a little trickier. The Dilemma will probably be the bigger hit in the long run, but The Green Hornet could open faster before collapsing. As such, I'm picking the latter as this week's target film. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Green Hornet. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Spongebob Squarepants: Season Six, Volume Two on DVD and iCarly: iSpace Out on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of iCarly: Season Two, Volume Two on DVD and Yo Gabba Gabba!: Let's Visit the Doctor on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/14 2 $17,816,230   2,940 $6,060   $17,816,230 3
2011/01/21 3 $9,108,890 -49% 2,943 $3,095   $32,746,225 10
2011/01/28 7 $5,665,730 -38% 2,905 $1,950   $40,824,185 17
2011/02/04 10 $3,282,555 -42% 2,545 $1,290   $45,574,025 24
2011/02/11 15 $1,031,015 -69% 1,242 $830   $47,635,695 31
2011/02/18 36 $176,660 -83% 293 $603   $48,221,740 38
2011/02/25 39 $139,725 -21% 243 $575   $48,430,355 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/14 2 $6,174,225   2,940 $2,100   $6,174,225 1
2011/01/15 2 $6,776,305 +10% 2,940 $2,305   $12,950,530 2
2011/01/16 2 $4,865,700 -28% 2,940 $1,655   $17,816,230 3
2011/01/17 2 $2,704,800 -44% 2,940 $920   $20,521,030 4
2011/01/18 2 $1,205,555 -55% 2,940 $410   $21,726,585 5
2011/01/19 2 $955,325 -21% 2,940 $325   $22,681,910 6
2011/01/20 2 $955,425 n/c 2,940 $325   $23,637,335 7
2011/01/21 3 $3,001,860 +214% 2,943 $1,020   $26,639,195 8
2011/01/22 3 $4,473,665 +49% 2,943 $1,520   $31,112,860 9
2011/01/23 4 $1,633,365 -63% 2,943 $555   $32,746,225 10
2011/01/24 4 $573,885 -65% 2,943 $195   $33,320,110 11
2011/01/25 5 $691,605 +21% 2,943 $235   $34,011,715 12
2011/01/26 6 $543,425 -21% 2,943 $185   $34,555,140 13
2011/01/27 6 $603,315 +11% 2,943 $205   $35,158,455 14
2011/01/28 7 $1,700,105 +182% 2,905 $585   $36,858,560 15
2011/01/29 7 $2,658,225 +56% 2,905 $915   $39,516,785 16
2011/01/30 8 $1,307,400 -51% 2,905 $450   $40,824,185 17
2011/01/31 8 $334,075 -74% 2,905 $115   $41,158,260 18
2011/02/01 8 $377,650 +13% 2,905 $130   $41,535,910 19
2011/02/02 8 $378,010 n/c 2,905 $130   $41,913,920 20
2011/02/03 8 $377,550 n/c 2,905 $130   $42,291,470 21
2011/02/04 9 $1,132,525 +200% 2,545 $445   $43,423,995 22
2011/02/05 9 $1,730,010 +53% 2,545 $680   $45,154,005 23
2011/02/06 12 $420,020 -76% 2,545 $165   $45,574,025 24
2011/02/07 10 $241,775 -42% 2,545 $95   $45,815,800 25
2011/02/08 11 $279,950 +16% 2,545 $110   $46,095,750 26
2011/02/09 12 $241,325 -14% 2,545 $95   $46,337,075 27
2011/02/10 11 $267,605 +11% 2,545 $105   $46,604,680 28
2011/02/11 15 $279,450 +4% 1,242 $225   $46,884,130 29
2011/02/12 15 $503,010 +80% 1,242 $405   $47,387,140 30
2011/02/13 17 $248,555 -51% 1,242 $200   $47,635,695 31
2011/02/14 - $204,930 -18% 1,242 $165   $47,840,625 32
2011/02/15 - $74,520 -64% 1,242 $60   $47,915,145 33
2011/02/16 15 $62,055 -17% 1,242 $50   $47,977,200 34
2011/02/17 - $67,880 +9% 1,242 $55   $48,045,080 35
2011/02/18 - $49,810 -27% 293 $170   $48,094,890 36
2011/02/19 - $78,175 +57% 293 $267   $48,173,065 37
2011/02/20 - $48,675 -38% 293 $166   $48,221,740 38
2011/02/21 37 $27,835 -43% 293 $95   $48,249,575 39
2011/02/22 - $14,650 -47% 293 $50   $48,264,225 40
2011/02/23 - $13,185 -10% 293 $45   $48,277,410 41
2011/02/24 - $13,220 n/c 293 $45   $48,290,630 42
2011/02/25 - $43,740 +231% 243 $180   $48,334,370 43
2011/02/26 - $63,180 +44% 243 $260   $48,397,550 44
2011/02/27 - $32,805 -48% 243 $135   $48,430,355 45
2011/02/28 - $10,935 -67% 243 $45   $48,441,290 46
2011/03/01 - $12,150 +11% 243 $50   $48,453,440 47
2011/03/02 - $10,890 -10% 243 $45   $48,464,330 48
2011/03/03 - $10,960 +1% 243 $45   $48,475,290 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/01/14 1 $23,637,335   2,940 $8,040   $23,637,335 7
2011/01/21 4 $11,521,120 -51% 2,943 $3,915   $35,158,455 14
2011/01/28 7 $7,133,015 -38% 2,905 $2,455   $42,291,470 21
2011/02/04 10 $4,313,210 -40% 2,545 $1,695   $46,604,680 28
2011/02/11 15 $1,440,400 -67% 1,242 $1,160   $48,045,080 35
2011/02/18 37 $245,550 -83% 293 $838   $48,290,630 42
2011/02/25 40 $184,660 -25% 243 $760   $48,475,290 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/8/20115186,818 186,818$3,013,374$3,013,3741
5/15/2011873,906-60% 260,724$1,181,757$4,195,1312
5/22/20112535,335-52% 296,059$622,956$4,818,0873
5/29/20112129,759-16% 325,818$516,319$5,334,4064
6/5/20112719,472-35% 345,290$330,829$5,665,2355
6/12/20113017,082-12% 362,372$290,223$5,955,4586

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/8/2011344,519 44,519$945,583$945,5831

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