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Donnie Darko (2001)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,270,522Details
International Box Office $6,030,871Details
Worldwide Box Office $7,301,393
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  5. Video Sales
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 7,467 $1,270,522
All Time International Box Office 3,860 $6,030,871
All Time Worldwide Box Office 6,582 $7,301,393
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 1,334 $1,270,522
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,416 $1,270,522
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,202 $6,030,871
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 1,970 $7,301,393

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,500,000
Domestic Releases: October 26th, 2001 (Wide) by Newmarket Films
June 4th, 2004 (Limited) by Newmarket Films
International Releases: June 10th, 2016 (Limited), released as Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary Screenings (Australia)
June 10th, 2016 (Limited), released as Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary Reissue (New Zealand)
Video Release: March 19th, 2002 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, some drug use and violence
Running Time: 114 minutes
Franchise: Donnie Darko
Comparisons: vs. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
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Keywords: Time Travel, Fate or Destiny, Romance, Sex Crimes, Mental Illness, Motivational Speaker, New Guy/Girl in School, Inspirational Teacher, Death of a Son or Daughter, Surprise Twist, Bullies, Voiceover/Narration, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Intertitle, Relatives Playing Relatives, Imaginary Character, Sleepwalking
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Theater Average Limited Release 2,784 $8,918 Jul 23, 2004 1,004
Top 2001 Theater Average Limited Release 143 $8,918 Jul 23, 2004 1,004
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 699 $1,463 Apr 5, 2002 164
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 372 $1,463 Apr 5, 2002 164
Theater Average 24th Weekend Limited Release 286 $732 Apr 5, 2002 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 680 $3,215 Mar 29, 2002 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 307 $3,215 Mar 29, 2002 157
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 293 $804 Mar 29, 2002 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 694 $6,039 Mar 22, 2002 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 279 $6,039 Mar 22, 2002 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 193 $1,208 Mar 22, 2002 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 746 $9,283 Mar 15, 2002 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 279 $9,283 Mar 15, 2002 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 132 $1,547 Mar 15, 2002 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 711 $20,684 Mar 8, 2002 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 215 $20,684 Mar 8, 2002 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 78 $2,298 Mar 8, 2002 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,213 $4,612 Mar 1, 2002 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 488 $4,612 Mar 1, 2002 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 174 $1,537 Mar 1, 2002 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,576 $2,891 Feb 22, 2002 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 687 $2,891 Feb 22, 2002 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 848 $482 Feb 22, 2002 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 1,821 $3,093 Feb 15, 2002 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 771 $3,093 Feb 15, 2002 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 634 $773 Feb 15, 2002 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,144 $3,004 Feb 8, 2002 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 913 $3,004 Feb 8, 2002 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,178 $429 Feb 8, 2002 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,195 $5,011 Feb 1, 2002 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 837 $5,011 Feb 1, 2002 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 747 $835 Feb 1, 2002 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 2,509 $5,126 Jan 25, 2002 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 953 $5,126 Jan 25, 2002 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 837 $854 Jan 25, 2002 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,118 $2,975 Jan 18, 2002 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,315 $2,975 Jan 18, 2002 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,046 $744 Jan 18, 2002 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,685 $1,963 Jan 11, 2002 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,626 $1,963 Jan 11, 2002 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,618 $491 Jan 11, 2002 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 4,093 $2,131 Jan 4, 2002 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,765 $2,131 Jan 4, 2002 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,713 $533 Jan 4, 2002 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,424 $2,609 Dec 28, 2001 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,854 $2,609 Dec 28, 2001 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,673 $652 Dec 28, 2001 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,898 $2,413 Dec 21, 2001 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,068 $2,413 Dec 21, 2001 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,292 $402 Dec 21, 2001 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,061 $4,221 Dec 14, 2001 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,979 $4,221 Dec 14, 2001 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,120 $603 Dec 14, 2001 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,469 $5,470 Dec 7, 2001 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,095 $5,470 Dec 7, 2001 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,919 $912 Dec 7, 2001 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,496 $12,202 Nov 30, 2001 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,888 $12,202 Nov 30, 2001 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,134 $1,743 Nov 30, 2001 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,763 $17,403 Nov 23, 2001 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,922 $17,403 Nov 23, 2001 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 692 $2,901 Nov 23, 2001 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 6,044 $25,204 Nov 16, 2001 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,951 $25,204 Nov 16, 2001 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,240 $2,520 Nov 16, 2001 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,182 $42,016 Nov 9, 2001 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,854 $42,016 Nov 9, 2001 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,802 $2,472 Nov 9, 2001 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,315 $58,435 Nov 2, 2001 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,778 $58,435 Nov 2, 2001 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,973 $2,248 Nov 2, 2001 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,062 $110,494 Oct 26, 2001 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,349 $110,494 Oct 26, 2001 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,436 $1,905 Oct 26, 2001 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,690 $1,270,522 Oct 26, 2001 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 5,190 $1,270,522 Oct 26, 2001 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 5,162 0 Oct 26, 2001 0

Cast

   Donnie Darko
   Gretchen Ross
   Ms. Karen Pomeroy
   Rose Darko
   Eddie Darko
   Dr. Lillian Thurman
   Jim Cunningham
   Dr. Kenneth Monnitoff
James Duval    Frank
Beth Grant    Kitty Farmer
Maggie Gyllenhaal    Elizabeth Darko
Alex Greenwald    Seth Devlin
Gary Lundy    Sean Smith
Seth Rogen    Ricky Danforth
Stuart Stone    Ronald Fisher
Daveigh Chase    Samantha Darko
Patience Cleveland    Roberta Sparrow/Grandma Death
David Moreland    Principal Cole
Jolene Purdy    Cherita Chen
Arthur Taxier    Dr. Fisher
Mark Hoffman    Police Officer
David St. James    Bob Garland
Tom Tangen    Man in Red Jogging Suit
Jazzie Mahannah    Joanie James
Kristina Malota    Susie Bates
Marine Malota    Emily Bates
Carly Naples    Suzy Bailey
Tiler Peck    Beth Farmer
Lisa K. Wyatt    Linda Connie
Rachel Winfree    Shanda Riesman
Jack Salvatore, Jr.    Larry Riesman
Lee Weaver    Leroy
Phyllis Lyons    Anne Fisher
Ashley Tisdale    Dorky Girl
Alison Jones    Dorky Sister
Jerry Trainor    Lanky Kid
Joan Blair    Mystery Woman
Sarah Hudson    Friend
Fran Kranz    Passenger
Scotty Leavenworth    David

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Richard Kelly
Producer    Sean McKittrick
Producer    Nancy Juvonen
Producer    Adam Fields
Executive Producer    Drew Barrymore
Executive Producer    Hunt Lowry
Executive Producer    Casey La Scala
Executive Producer    William Tyrer
Executive Producer    Chris J. Ball
Executive Producer    Aaron Ryder
Cinematographer    Steven Poster
Production Designer    Alexander Hammond
Editor    Sam Bauer
Editor    Eric Strand
Costume Designer    April Ferry
Composer    Michael Andrews
Line Producer    Thomas Hayslip
Assistant Director    Richard L. Fox
Unit Production Manager    Betsy Mackey
Set Decorator    Jennie Harris
Costume Supervisor    Joe Markham
Sound Mixer    Coleman Metts
Re-recording Mixer    Chris David
Re-recording Mixer    Chuck Michael
Supervising Sound Editor    Victoria Sampson
Sound Effects Editor    Jeff K. Brunello
Sound Designer    Michael Payne
Dialogue Editor    Victoria Sampson
Dialogue Editor    Nancy Tracy
Music Editor    Shannon Erbe
Music Editor    Jennifer Barak
Makeup    Lynn Barber
Hairstylist    Lori McCoy-Bell
Special Make-up Effects    Thomas Surprenant
Music Supervisor    Manish Raval
Music Supervisor    Tom Wolfe
Casting Director    Joseph Middleton
Casting Director    Michelle Morris Gertz
Stunt Coordinator    Mickey Giacomazzi

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 9th, 2011

August 9th, 2011

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Featured Blu-ray Review: Donnie Darko (10th Anniversary Edition)

August 4th, 2011

Writer / director Richard Kelly was only 26 years old when he made Donnie Darko. That still amazes me. The film earned excellent reviews, but never found an audience during its short limited release. A few years later, the film was re-released as a Director's Cut, which only did marginally better at the box office. On the other hand, the film has had a much more lucrative run on the home market. Ten years after the film's initial release, it is coming out on a anniversary edition Blu-ray, but is it worth the upgrade? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 26th, 2011

July 25th, 2011

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/10/26 34 $110,494   58 $1,905   $110,494 3
2001/11/02 48 $58,435 -47% 26 $2,248   $222,628 10
2001/11/09 49 $42,016 -28% 17 $2,472   $294,151 17
2001/11/16 54 $25,204 -40% 10 $2,520   $340,621 24
2001/11/23 67 $17,403 -31% 6 $2,901   $369,754 31
2001/11/30 69 $12,202 -30% 7 $1,743   $389,208 38
2001/12/07 85 $5,470 -55% 6 $912   $403,651 45
2001/12/14 92 $4,221 -23% 7 $603   $411,010 52
2001/12/21 81 $2,413 -43% 6 $402   $416,484 59
2001/12/28 95 $2,609 +8% 4 $652   $420,618 66
2002/01/04 94 $2,131 -18% 4 $533   $423,244 73
2002/01/11 81 $1,963 -8% 4 $491   $426,727 80
2002/01/18 88 $2,975 +52% 4 $744   $430,915 87
2002/01/25 76 $5,126 +72% 6 $854   $437,108 94
2002/02/01 84 $5,011 -2% 6 $835   $445,420 101
2002/02/08 90 $3,004 -40% 7 $429   $450,391 108
2002/02/15 94 $3,093 +3% 4 $773   $455,257 115
2002/02/22 102 $2,891 -7% 6 $482   $459,989 122
2002/03/01 94 $4,612 +60% 3 $1,537   $466,267 129
2002/03/08 61 $20,684 +348% 9 $2,298   $489,690 136
2002/03/15 77 $9,283 -55% 6 $1,547   $501,673 143
2002/03/22 92 $6,039 -35% 5 $1,208   $509,682 150
2002/03/29 100 $3,215 -47% 4 $804   $514,545 157
2002/04/05 122 $1,463 -54% 2 $732   $516,875 164
2004/06/04 66 $24,728   7 $3,533   $542,103 955
2004/06/11 74 $16,202 -34% 6 $2,700   $578,910 962
2004/06/18 84 $6,621 -59% 6 $1,104   $595,525 969
2004/06/25 89 $3,368 -49% 6 $561   $604,244 976
2004/07/02 106 $1,203 -64% 1 $1,203   $607,476 983
2004/07/09 99 $1,544 +28% 1 $1,544   $610,315 990
2004/07/16 105 $1,089 -29% 1 $1,089   $612,870 997
2004/07/23 50 $53,507 +4,813% 6 $8,918   $667,505 1,004
2004/07/30 56 $27,619 -48% 6 $4,603   $730,904 1,011
2004/08/06 58 $26,128 -5% 8 $3,266   $782,292 1,018
2004/08/13 76 $17,092 -35% 7 $2,442   $816,855 1,025
2004/08/20 61 $33,626 +97% 11 $3,057   $864,896 1,032
2004/08/27 50 $51,598 +53% 16 $3,225   $937,456 1,039
2004/09/03 50 $74,598 +45% 19 $3,926   $1,036,672 1,046
2004/09/10 51 $53,778 -28% 19 $2,830   $1,136,105 1,053
2004/09/17 65 $31,660 -41% 22 $1,439   $1,188,377 1,060
2004/09/24 75 $22,418 -29% 20 $1,121   $1,224,149 1,067
2004/10/01 81 $11,449 -49% 16 $716   $1,245,258 1,074
2004/10/08 69 $14,975 +31% 10 $1,498   $1,265,007 1,081

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/10/26 32 $164,193   58 $2,831   $164,193 7
2001/11/02 49 $87,942 -46% 26 $3,382   $252,135 14
2001/11/09 48 $63,282 -28% 17 $3,722   $315,417 21
2001/11/16 57 $36,934 -42% 10 $3,693   $352,351 28
2001/11/23 70 $24,655 -33% 6 $4,109   $377,006 35
2001/11/30 68 $21,175 -14% 7 $3,025   $398,181 42
2001/12/07 84 $8,608 -59% 6 $1,435   $406,789 49
2001/12/14 82 $7,282 -15% 7 $1,040   $414,071 56
2001/12/21 81 $3,938 -46% 6 $656   $418,009 63
2001/12/28 94 $3,104 -21% 4 $776   $421,113 70
2002/01/04 86 $3,651 +18% 4 $913   $424,764 77
2002/01/11 81 $3,176 -13% 4 $794   $427,940 84
2002/01/18 87 $4,042 +27% 4 $1,011   $431,982 91
2002/01/25 78 $8,427 +108% 6 $1,405   $440,409 98
2002/02/01 85 $6,978 -17% 6 $1,163   $447,387 105
2002/02/08 89 $4,777 -32% 7 $682   $452,164 112
2002/02/15 94 $4,934 +3% 4 $1,234   $457,098 119
2002/02/22 101 $4,557 -8% 6 $760   $461,655 126
2002/03/01 93 $7,351 +61% 3 $2,450   $469,006 133
2002/03/08 66 $23,384 +218% 9 $2,598   $492,390 140
2002/03/15 83 $11,253 -52% 6 $1,876   $503,643 147
2002/03/22 96 $7,687 -32% 5 $1,537   $511,330 154
2002/03/29 101 $4,082 -47% 4 $1,021   $515,412 161
2002/04/05 109 $1,963 -52% 2 $982   $517,375 168
2004/06/04 61 $45,333   7 $6,476   $562,708 959
2004/06/11 72 $26,196 -42% 6 $4,366   $588,904 966
2004/06/18 81 $11,972 -54% 6 $1,995   $600,876 973
2004/06/25 80 $5,397 -55% 6 $900   $606,273 980
2004/07/02 96 $2,498 -54% 1 $2,498   $608,771 987
2004/07/09 97 $3,010 +20% 1 $3,010   $611,781 994
2004/07/16 99 $2,217 -26% 1 $2,217   $613,998 1,001
2004/07/23 47 $89,287 +3,927% 6 $14,881   $703,285 1,008
2004/07/30 53 $52,879 -41% 6 $8,813   $756,164 1,015
2004/08/06 57 $43,599 -18% 8 $5,450   $799,763 1,022
2004/08/13 64 $31,507 -28% 7 $4,501   $831,270 1,029
2004/08/20 55 $54,588 +73% 11 $4,963   $885,858 1,036
2004/08/27 50 $76,216 +40% 16 $4,764   $962,074 1,043
2004/09/03 46 $120,253 +58% 19 $6,329   $1,082,327 1,050
2004/09/10 52 $74,390 -38% 19 $3,915   $1,156,717 1,057
2004/09/17 65 $45,014 -39% 22 $2,046   $1,201,731 1,064
2004/09/24 71 $32,078 -29% 20 $1,604   $1,233,809 1,071
2004/10/01 80 $16,223 -49% 16 $1,014   $1,250,032 1,078
2004/10/08 71 $20,490 +26% 10 $2,049   $1,270,522 1,085

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