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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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. Ocean's Eleven
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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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 691 $1,463 Apr 5, 2002 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 673 $3,215 Mar 29, 2002 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 684 $6,039 Mar 22, 2002 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 738 $9,283 Mar 15, 2002 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 702 $20,684 Mar 8, 2002 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,197 $4,612 Mar 1, 2002 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,556 $2,891 Feb 22, 2002 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,790 $3,093 Feb 15, 2002 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,109 $3,004 Feb 8, 2002 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,158 $5,011 Feb 1, 2002 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,460 $5,126 Jan 25, 2002 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,056 $2,975 Jan 18, 2002 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,600 $1,963 Jan 11, 2002 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,000 $2,131 Jan 4, 2002 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,324 $2,609 Dec 28, 2001 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,776 $2,413 Dec 21, 2001 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,935 $4,221 Dec 14, 2001 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,339 $5,470 Dec 7, 2001 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,364 $12,202 Nov 30, 2001 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,621 $17,403 Nov 23, 2001 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,896 $25,204 Nov 16, 2001 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,029 $42,016 Nov 9, 2001 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,142 $58,435 Nov 2, 2001 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,910 $110,494 Oct 26, 2001 3

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

This week's list is highly frustrating for two reasons. Firstly, while there's a pretty big list of first-run releases, many of which had some pre-release buzz, almost none of them matched expectations. Secondly, my internet access kept cutting out, so it took till 4:30 a.m. to get this done, and by the end I was swearing nearly constantly. (Even 15 minutes of the Smooth Jazz Nyan Cat wasn't enough to calm my nerves.) Moving on... There were two main contenders for Pick of the Week, Paul on Blu-ray and Stargate: Atlantis: Complete Series Megaset on Blu-ray. In the end I went with the latter, partially because the screener for the former hasn't shown up yet. More...

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

Summer time at the box office is amazing. From the first weekend in May until sometime in August, there is usually an average of one $100 million dollar movie released per week. This year will have at least three months in a row with at least one $100 million film. On the home market, on the other hand, summer time is crappy. This year has been particularly tiresome, as the spring wasn't a fun time at the box office. The biggest release this week is Source Code, which was only a midlevel hit. To be fair, it is one of the best-reviewed wide releases of the year. On the other hand, neither the DVD nor the Blu-ray are exactly overloaded with extras. More...

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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

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 6/10/2016 $5,020 3 8 13 $21,085 7/7/2016
New Zealand 6/10/2016 $4,722 2 2 2 $5,098 6/13/2016
 
Rest of World $6,004,688
 
International Total$6,030,871 7/7/2016

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