Dinner for Schmucks

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,026,337Details
International Box Office $13,770,165
Worldwide Box Office $86,796,502
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,886,804 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,524,567 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $16,411,371
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Tim is a rising executive who "succeeds" in finding the perfect guest, IRS employee Barry, for his boss's monthly event, a so-called "dinner for idiots," which offers certain advantages to the exec who shows up with the biggest buffoon.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
42% - Rotten
Audience
43% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$69,000,000
Theatrical Release: July 30th, 2010 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: January 4th, 2011 by Dreamworks Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language
(Rating bulletin 2125, 6/16/2010)
Keywords: Epilogue, Foreign Language Remake, Boss From Hell
Source:Remake
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Reliance BIG Entertainment, Everyman Pictures

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Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Dinner for Schmucks

In 1998, The Dinner Game came out in France. It was about a group of prominent businessmen who held weekly dinners where they would compete to see who could find the biggest loser. When it was announced that it would be remade, there was some trepidation, as some thought the filmmakers wouldn't be able to replicate the level of satire displayed in the original. That said, since the original was barely seen here, I'm more concerned about whether or not Dinner for Schmucks can stand on its own, but comparisons will be inevitable. So how well does it stack up? More...

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Dinner is Inviting, but Inception Owns Top Spot

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Weekend Estimates: Inception Sees Off Schmucks

Inception will see off a strong challenge from Dinner for Schmucks to record a third straight win at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Inception will be down about 36% from last weekend at $27.5 million for a cume to date of $193.3 million. Schmucks hit the ground running on Friday, topping the chart with $8.4 million, but will settle for second place over three days with $23.3 million. That's very much in line with Steve Carell's previous comedy outing this year, Date Night, which opened with $25.2 million (admittedly at a slightly quieter time of year). More...

Threepeat for Inception?

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Cast

Steve Carell    Barry
Paul Rudd    Tim
Jemaine Clement    Kieran
Jeff Dunham    Lewis/Diane
Bruce Greenwood    Lance Fender
Ron Livingston    Cadwell
Lucy Punch    Darla
Zach Galifianakis    Therman
David Williams    Mueller

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Walter F. Parkes
Producer    Laurie MacDonald
Producer    Jay Roach
Executive Producer    Francis Veber
Executive Producer    Sacha Baron Cohen
Executive Producer    Amy Sayres
Executive Producer    Jon Pall
Executive Producer    Roger Birnbaum
Executive Producer    Gary Barbor
Director    Jay Roach
Screenwriter    David Guion
Screenwriter    Michael Handelman
Story Creator    Francis Veber
Cinematographer    Jim Denault
Editor    Alan Baumgarten
Editor    Jon Poll
Composer    Theodore Shapiro
Production Designer    Michael Corenblith
Supervising Art Director    Christopher Burian-Mohr
Art Director    Lauren Polizzi
Set Decorator    Susan Benjamin
Costume Designer    Mary Vogt
Sound    Ken McLaughlin
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael O'Farrell
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Koyama
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Carpenter
Stunt Coordinator    Tom Harper
Special Effects Coordinator    R. Bruce Steinheimer
Special Effects Supervisor    Scott Garcia
Visual Effects Supervisor    David D. Johnson
Associate Producer    Josh King
Assistant Director    Josh King
Casting Director    Nicole Abellera

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/07/30 1 $8,395,042   2,911 $2,884   $8,395,042 1
2010/07/31 2 $8,343,239 -1% 2,911 $2,866   $16,738,281 2
2010/08/01 2 $6,789,558 -19% 2,911 $2,332   $23,527,839 3
2010/08/02 2 $3,552,481 -48% 2,911 $1,220   $27,080,320 4
2010/08/03 2 $3,419,913 -4% 2,911 $1,175   $30,500,233 5
2010/08/04 2 $3,002,595 -12% 2,911 $1,031   $33,502,828 6
2010/08/05 2 $2,742,724 -9% 2,911 $942   $36,245,552 7
2010/08/06 4 $3,372,410 +23% 3,004 $1,123   $39,617,962 8
2010/08/07 5 $3,930,148 +17% 3,004 $1,308   $43,548,110 9
2010/08/08 5 $3,072,839 -22% 3,004 $1,023   $46,620,949 10
2010/08/09 4 $1,586,385 -48% 3,004 $528   $48,207,334 11
2010/08/10 5 $1,618,499 +2% 3,004 $539   $49,825,833 12
2010/08/11 5 $1,345,515 -17% 3,004 $448   $51,171,348 13
2010/08/12 5 $1,329,020 -1% 3,004 $442   $52,500,368 14
2010/08/13 8 $2,013,188 +51% 3,004 $670   $54,513,556 15
2010/08/14 9 $2,459,062 +22% 3,004 $819   $56,972,618 16
2010/08/15 8 $1,812,929 -26% 3,004 $604   $58,785,547 17
2010/08/16 8 $956,659 -47% 3,004 $318   $59,742,206 18
2010/08/17 8 $969,589 +1% 3,004 $323   $60,711,795 19
2010/08/18 9 $818,260 -16% 3,004 $272   $61,530,055 20
2010/08/19 9 $750,059 -8% 3,004 $250   $62,280,114 21
2010/08/20 12 $1,088,511 +45% 2,149 $507   $63,368,625 22
2010/08/21 13 $1,417,857 +30% 2,149 $660   $64,786,482 23
2010/08/22 12 $1,014,437 -28% 2,149 $472   $65,800,919 24
2010/08/23 12 $451,229 -56% 2,149 $210   $66,252,148 25
2010/08/24 13 $456,455 +1% 2,149 $212   $66,708,603 26
2010/08/25 12 $378,818 -17% 2,149 $176   $67,087,421 27
2010/08/26 12 $337,411 -11% 2,149 $157   $67,424,832 28
2010/08/27 16 $552,776 +64% 1,501 $368   $67,977,608 29
2010/08/28 - $779,120 +41% 1,501 $519   $68,756,728 30
2010/08/29 - $447,644 -43% 1,501 $298   $69,204,372 31
2010/08/30 15 $184,819 -59% 1,501 $123   $69,389,191 32
2010/08/31 16 $202,550 +10% 1,501 $135   $69,591,741 33
2010/09/01 16 $151,330 -25% 1,501 $101   $69,743,071 34
2010/09/02 17 $148,442 -2% 1,501 $99   $69,891,513 35
2010/09/03 - $262,150 +77% 804 $326   $70,153,663 36
2010/09/04 - $380,441 +45% 804 $473   $70,534,104 37
2010/09/05 - $389,070 +2% 804 $484   $70,923,174 38
2010/09/06 21 $243,642 -37% 804 $303   $71,166,816 39
2010/09/07 - $64,970 -73% 804 $81   $71,231,786 40
2010/09/08 - $61,086 -6% 804 $76   $71,292,872 41
2010/09/09 - $59,664 -2% 804 $74   $71,352,536 42
2010/09/10 - $149,775 +151% 536 $279   $71,502,311 43
2010/09/11 - $230,274 +54% 536 $430   $71,732,585 44
2010/09/12 - $100,190 -56% 536 $187   $71,832,775 45
2010/09/13 - $32,585 -67% 536 $61   $71,865,360 46
2010/09/14 - $40,747 +25% 536 $76   $71,906,107 47
2010/09/15 - $37,204 -9% 536 $69   $71,943,311 48
2010/09/16 - $41,209 +11% 536 $77   $71,984,520 49
2010/09/17 - $72,303 +75% 313 $231   $72,056,823 50
2010/09/18 - $99,031 +37% 313 $316   $72,155,854 51
2010/09/19 - $48,685 -51% 313 $156   $72,204,539 52
2010/09/20 - $17,830 -63% 313 $57   $72,222,369 53
2010/09/21 - $19,722 +11% 313 $63   $72,242,091 54
2010/09/22 - $18,647 -5% 313 $60   $72,260,738 55
2010/09/23 - $18,236 -2% 313 $58   $72,278,974 56
2010/09/24 - $78,672 +331% 323 $244   $72,357,646 57
2010/09/25 - $112,332 +43% 323 $348   $72,469,978 58
2010/09/26 - $69,222 -38% 323 $214   $72,539,200 59
2010/09/27 - $26,042 -62% 323 $81   $72,565,242 60
2010/09/28 - $29,041 +12% 323 $90   $72,594,283 61
2010/09/29 - $25,541 -12% 323 $79   $72,619,824 62
2010/09/30 - $24,650 -3% 323 $76   $72,644,474 63
2010/10/01 - $51,084 +107% 261 $196   $72,695,558 64
2010/10/02 - $73,564 +44% 261 $282   $72,769,122 65
2010/10/03 - $41,112 -44% 261 $158   $72,810,234 66
2010/10/04 - $16,034 -61% 261 $61   $72,826,268 67
2010/10/05 - $18,018 +12% 261 $69   $72,844,286 68
2010/10/06 - $17,716 -2% 261 $68   $72,862,002 69
2010/10/07 - $17,624 -1% 261 $68   $72,879,626 70
2010/10/08 - $31,868 +81% 159 $200   $72,911,494 71
2010/10/09 - $42,384 +33% 159 $267   $72,953,878 72
2010/10/10 - $26,230 -38% 159 $165   $72,980,108 73
2010/10/11 - $13,147 -50% 159 $83   $72,993,255 74
2010/10/12 - $11,036 -16% 159 $69   $73,004,291 75
2010/10/13 - $10,240 -7% 159 $64   $73,014,531 76
2010/10/14 - $11,806 +15% 159 $74   $73,026,337 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/07/30 2 $23,527,839   2,911 $8,082   $23,527,839 3
2010/08/06 5 $10,375,397 -56% 3,004 $3,454   $46,620,949 10
2010/08/13 8 $6,285,179 -39% 3,046 $2,063   $58,785,547 17
2010/08/20 12 $3,520,805 -44% 2,149 $1,638   $65,800,919 24
2010/08/27 16 $1,779,540 -49% 1,501 $1,186   $69,204,372 31
2010/09/03 21 $1,031,661 -42% 804 $1,283   $70,923,174 38
2010/09/10 25 $480,239 -53% 536 $896   $71,832,775 45
2010/09/17 31 $220,019 -54% 313 $703   $72,204,539 52
2010/09/24 26 $260,226 +18% 323 $806   $72,539,200 59
2010/10/01 32 $165,760 -36% 261 $635   $72,810,234 66
2010/10/08 37 $100,482 -39% 159 $632   $72,980,108 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/9/20112371,861 371,861$6,317,918$6,317,9181
1/16/20116108,040-71% 479,901$1,835,600$8,153,5182
1/23/20111660,471-44% 540,372$1,096,339$9,249,8573
1/30/20112636,881-39% 577,253$629,190$9,879,0474
2/6/20112830,714-17% 607,967$561,452$10,440,4995

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/9/2011556,716 56,716$1,422,441$1,422,4411
1/16/20112013,197-77% 69,913$290,207$1,712,6482

Dinner for Schmucks Trailer

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