Donnie Darko

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,270,522Details
International Box Office $6,426,007
Worldwide Box Office $7,696,529
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Metrics

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

Movie Details

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for 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)

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

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...

Cast

Drew Barrymore    Ms. Pomeroy
Noah Wyle    Dr. Monnitoff
Jake Gyllenhaal    Donnie Darko
Jena Malone    Gretchen Ross
Katharine Ross   
Mary McDonnell    Rose Darko
Alex Greenwald   
Holmes Osborne    Eddie Darko
Stuart Stone   
Daveigh Chase    Samantha Darko
Patrick Swayze    Jim Cunningham
Arthur Taxier   
Maggie Gyllenhaal    Elizabeth Darko
Seth Rogen    Ricky Danforth
David St. James    Bob Garland
Beth Grant    Kitty Farmer

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Michael Andrews
Director    Richard Kelly

Daily Box Office Performance

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

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