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The Duchess (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,848,978Details
International Box Office $31,311,132
Worldwide Box Office $45,160,110
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $11,491,887 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,491,887
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
61% - Fresh
Audience
67% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$27,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 19th, 2008 (Limited) by Paramount Vantage
Video Release: December 27th, 2008 by Paramount Home Video, released as Duchess, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and thematic material.
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Keywords: Biography
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,071 $44,684 Dec 5, 2008 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,323 $46,483 Nov 28, 2008 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,894 $117,896 Nov 21, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,540 $236,779 Nov 14, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,418 $403,984 Nov 7, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,497 $623,310 Oct 31, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,410 $1,244,319 Oct 24, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,423 $2,121,588 Oct 17, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,438 $3,304,841 Oct 10, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,757 $893,990 Oct 3, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,546 $563,075 Sep 26, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,533 $190,426 Sep 19, 2008 3

Cast

Keira Knightley    Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire
Dominic Cooper    Earl Grey
Ralph Fiennes    Duke of Devonshire
Hayley Atwell    Lady Bess Foster.
Charlotte Rampling   

Awards Season - Slumdog Rich in Awards

February 22nd, 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their winners tonight in a star-studded gala. While there were plenty of winners, Slumdog Millionaire walked away with eight Oscars, easily the most of any film tonight. More...

Awards Season - Oscar Nods far from Curious

January 22nd, 2009

For a year without an obvious front-runner for the Oscar race, there were not a whole lot of surprises when it came to the nominations. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations today and leading the way was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with thirteen while Slumdog Millionaire was second with ten. More...

DVD Sales - Eye Sees Its Way to the Top

January 13th, 2009

There were a handful of new releases on the first sales chart of the year, including Eagle Eye, which led the way with 1.39 million units during the week. Adding in previous sales, the film has sold 1.58 million units and generated $34.29 million in consumer retail spending. More...

DVD Rentals - New Releases Nearly Invisible

January 13th, 2009

There was not a single new release to chart this week on the rental side of the home market. At least not an entirely new release. Eagle Eye led the way, but it placed fourth during its early release last week. More...

DVD Rentals - Burn, Baby, Burn

January 7th, 2009

This week on the rental charts we have late releases from the week of the 16th, all the releases from the week of the 23rd, and early releases from the 30th. The number on rental for the week was Burn After Reading, which generated about a sixth more revenue than second place Death Race. More...

DVD Releases for December 30, 2008 - Part I

December 29th, 2008

This week is a mess because we are dealing with DVDs released on the 26th, the 27th, and the 30th. Additionally, we are dealing with the latest two waves of Paramount Blu-rays, so there are a lot of spotlight reviews this week. (Although when it comes to those particular Blu-rays, I have previously reviewed nearly half of them previously, and I have seen more than half of the rest, so it was easy to review.) It was so easy, in fact, I was able to get a couple reviews done in advance, which lead to a record number of spotlight reviews. There are more spotlight reviews this week than the previous four weeks combined. Needless to say, the column had to be split into two, with the second part found here. As for the best of the best, Serenity - Blu-ray easily won the DVD Pick of the Week, while Duckman - Season Three and Four is the DVD Pick of Next Week. Also worth grabbing are Event Horizon on Blu-ray, Ghost Town on either DVD or Blu-ray, Greek - Chapter Two, and The Truman Show on Blu-ray More...

Awards Season - The Curious Case of the Frost/Nixon Globe Nominations

December 12th, 2008

The latest set of Awards Season nominations were handed out today as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations. There was not much in the way of surprises, and it is hard to look at one film and say it was the big winner, but Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button come the closest. More...

Changeling is Feeling Lucky on the Per Theater Chart

October 28th, 2008

Changeling's weaker than expected reviews didn't hurt it at the box office, at least not its opening weekend. The film topped the per theater chart with an impressive average of $32,601 in 15 theaters. Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom placed a close second with a surprisingly strong average of $30,336 in five theaters. Synecdoche, New York also opened better than expected despite weaker than expected reviews with an average of $19,133 in nine theaters. Let the Right One In did something no horror film has been able to do in a while: survive in limited release. It opened in four theaters with nearly $50,000 for an average of $12,324. Now all it has to do is maintain this momentum as it expands. The final film in the $10,000 club was the overall box office leader, High School Musical 3, which opened with an average of $11,601 in saturation release. More...

Per Theater Chart is Rocking

October 15th, 2008

Two limited releases performed amazingly on this week's per theater chart with RocknRolla earning first place with an average of $20,672 in seven theaters. Second place went to Happy-Go-Lucky with an average of $18,467 in four. Meanwhile, last week's winner, Rachel Getting Married, remained potent with an average of $16,505, despite tripling its theater count. More...

Weekend Estimates: Chihuahua Still Champ as Openers Falter

October 12th, 2008


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October 7th, 2008

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Weekend Estimates: Beverly Hills Chihuahua Scores Healthy Win

October 5th, 2008

Beverly Hills Chihuahua rose above a very crowded field of openers to claim the box office crown, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The movie scored Disney's biggest opening weekend in October with an estimated $29 million. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist also performed well with a $12 million debut in 2,421 theaters. That's a great return for a movie with a budget reported at $13 million. The other strong performer was Appaloosa, which expanded to 1,045 theaters and pulled in $5.015 million for an impressive 5th place. The rest of the wide openers didn't fare so well, although a couple of limited releases impressed... More...

Awards Season Can't Start Soon Enough for Per Theater Chart

October 1st, 2008

The top of the per theater chart looks strikingly similar to last week with two holdovers being the only two films to top $10,000. This week Appaloosa squeaked ahead of The Duchess $10,469 to $10,238. However, the latter also saw its theater count explode from 7 to 55, which explains its declining average. More...

Has Awards Season Started?

September 23rd, 2008

The Duchess was a fashionable choice for moviegoers over the weekend, as it made just under $200,000 in just 7 theaters for an average of $27,204, which was the clear winner. The reviews were not great, but the film still has a shot at being nominated for several technical Oscars. Appaloosa was the biggest limited release of the week, pulling in just shy of $250,000 in 14 theaters to give it an impressive average of $17,775. Next up was August Evening with $11,033, while the final film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was Walking on Dead Fish with $10,524 in one theater. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of September 19, 2008

September 21st, 2008

After the Oscars are handed out, the opening of The Duchess this weekend might be seen as the unofficial opening of Awards Season. However, regardless of how many awards the movie wins, its Official Site was able to take home the Weekly Website Awards, and I'm sure that will make someone very proud. That is if anyone involved in the movie ever hears about the award. More...

Elite Limited Releases

September 19th, 2008

Awards Season gets underway shortly, and when it does we will be flooded with elite limited releases. But this week we have none that are earning the reviews that suggest they will be able to thrive in limited release, never mind being major players during award season. More...

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September 14th, 2008

Wanted failed to reach first place during its opening in Germany, but still rose dramatically earning sixth internationally with $6.13 million on 1590 screens in 29 markets for a total of $147.68 million. In Germany is finished in second place behind The Dark Knight's third weekend of release earning $3.18 million on 444 screens, which is still impressive. Next up is Spain this weekend, while it opens wide in Japan next weekend and China early in October. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/19 32 $190,426   7 $27,204   $190,426 3
2008/09/26 19 $563,075 +196% 55 $10,238   $830,007 10
2008/10/03 20 $893,990 +59% 127 $7,039   $1,950,786 17
2008/10/10 9 $3,304,841 +270% 1,207 $2,738   $5,603,061 24
2008/10/17 13 $2,121,588 -36% 1,207 $1,758   $9,128,899 31
2008/10/24 15 $1,244,319 -41% 873 $1,425   $11,210,179 38
2008/10/31 19 $623,310 -50% 527 $1,183   $12,331,518 45
2008/11/07 21 $403,984 -35% 323 $1,251   $13,016,496 52
2008/11/14 27 $236,779 -41% 270 $877   $13,445,348 59
2008/11/21 33 $117,896 -50% 154 $766   $13,670,183 66
2008/11/28 44 $46,483 -61% 78 $596   $13,759,842 73
2008/12/05 39 $44,684 -4% 135 $331   $13,823,741 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/19 - $56,104   7 $8,015   $56,104 1
2008/09/20 - $81,344 +45% 7 $11,621   $137,448 2
2008/09/21 - $52,978 -35% 7 $7,568   $190,426 3
2008/09/22 - $18,463 -65% 7 $2,638   $208,889 4
2008/09/23 - $20,134 +9% 7 $2,876   $229,023 5
2008/09/24 - $19,535 -3% 7 $2,791   $248,558 6
2008/09/25 - $18,374 -6% 7 $2,625   $266,932 7
2008/09/26 - $121,388 +561% 55 $2,207   $388,320 8
2008/09/27 - $266,656 +120% 55 $4,848   $654,976 9
2008/09/28 - $175,031 -34% 55 $3,182   $830,007 10
2008/09/29 - $50,601 -71% 55 $920   $880,608 11
2008/09/30 - $69,262 +37% 55 $1,259   $949,870 12
2008/10/01 - $62,068 -10% 55 $1,129   $1,011,938 13
2008/10/02 - $44,858 -28% 55 $816   $1,056,796 14
2008/10/03 - $238,116 +431% 127 $1,875   $1,294,912 15
2008/10/04 - $392,398 +65% 127 $3,090   $1,687,310 16
2008/10/05 - $263,476 -33% 127 $2,075   $1,950,786 17
2008/10/06 - $76,320 -71% 127 $601   $2,027,106 18
2008/10/07 - $77,156 +1% 127 $608   $2,104,262 19
2008/10/08 - $96,114 +25% 127 $757   $2,200,376 20
2008/10/09 - $97,844 +2% 127 $770   $2,298,220 21
2008/10/10 9 $1,006,143 +928% 1,207 $834   $3,304,363 22
2008/10/11 8 $1,366,459 +36% 1,207 $1,132   $4,670,822 23
2008/10/12 8 $932,239 -32% 1,207 $772   $5,603,061 24
2008/10/13 10 $452,561 -51% 1,207 $375   $6,055,622 25
2008/10/14 8 $328,193 -27% 1,207 $272   $6,383,815 26
2008/10/15 8 $297,633 -9% 1,207 $247   $6,681,448 27
2008/10/16 8 $325,863 +9% 1,207 $270   $7,007,311 28
2008/10/17 13 $684,854 +110% 1,207 $567   $7,692,165 29
2008/10/18 13 $895,777 +31% 1,207 $742   $8,587,942 30
2008/10/19 12 $540,957 -40% 1,207 $448   $9,128,899 31
2008/10/20 13 $184,278 -66% 1,207 $153   $9,313,177 32
2008/10/21 12 $215,136 +17% 1,207 $178   $9,528,313 33
2008/10/22 11 $219,525 +2% 1,207 $182   $9,747,838 34
2008/10/23 12 $218,022 -1% 1,207 $181   $9,965,860 35
2008/10/24 15 $377,460 +73% 873 $432   $10,343,320 36
2008/10/25 15 $537,739 +42% 873 $616   $10,881,059 37
2008/10/26 14 $329,120 -39% 873 $377   $11,210,179 38
2008/10/27 15 $108,062 -67% 873 $124   $11,318,241 39
2008/10/28 14 $134,905 +25% 873 $155   $11,453,146 40
2008/10/29 15 $129,170 -4% 873 $148   $11,582,316 41
2008/10/30 14 $125,892 -3% 873 $144   $11,708,208 42
2008/10/31 17 $136,324 +8% 873 $156   $11,844,532 43
2008/11/01 18 $291,434 +114% 873 $334   $12,135,966 44
2008/11/02 18 $195,552 -33% 873 $224   $12,331,518 45
2008/11/03 18 $64,169 -67% 873 $74   $12,395,687 46
2008/11/04 19 $66,289 +3% 873 $76   $12,461,976 47
2008/11/05 17 $72,061 +9% 873 $83   $12,534,037 48
2008/11/06 17 $78,475 +9% 873 $90   $12,612,512 49
2008/11/07 - $111,089 +42% 323 $344   $12,723,601 50
2008/11/08 - $180,642 +63% 323 $559   $12,904,243 51
2008/11/09 - $112,253 -38% 323 $348   $13,016,496 52
2008/11/10 - $43,175 -62% 323 $134   $13,059,671 53
2008/11/11 - $65,648 +52% 323 $203   $13,125,319 54
2008/11/12 - $41,813 -36% 323 $129   $13,167,132 55
2008/11/13 - $41,437 -1% 323 $128   $13,208,569 56
2008/11/14 - $67,815 +64% 270 $251   $13,276,384 57
2008/11/15 - $104,924 +55% 270 $389   $13,381,308 58
2008/11/16 - $64,040 -39% 270 $237   $13,445,348 59
2008/11/17 - $24,197 -62% 270 $90   $13,469,545 60
2008/11/18 - $27,299 +13% 270 $101   $13,496,844 61
2008/11/19 - $28,120 +3% 270 $104   $13,524,964 62
2008/11/20 - $27,323 -3% 270 $101   $13,552,287 63
2008/11/21 - $34,495 +26% 154 $224   $13,586,782 64
2008/11/22 - $53,010 +54% 154 $344   $13,639,792 65
2008/11/23 - $30,391 -43% 154 $197   $13,670,183 66
2008/11/24 - $12,366 -59% 154 $80   $13,682,549 67
2008/11/25 - $16,065 +30% 154 $104   $13,698,614 68
2008/11/26 - $7,858 -51% 78 $101   $13,706,472 69
2008/11/27 - $6,887 -12% 78 $88   $13,713,359 70
2008/11/28 - $16,130 +134% 78 $207   $13,729,489 71
2008/11/29 - $18,836 +17% 78 $241   $13,748,325 72
2008/11/30 - $11,517 -39% 78 $148   $13,759,842 73
2008/12/01 - $3,581 -69% 78 $46   $13,763,423 74
2008/12/02 - $5,243 +46% 78 $67   $13,768,666 75
2008/12/03 - $4,815 -8% 78 $62   $13,773,481 76
2008/12/04 - $5,576 +16% 78 $71   $13,779,057 77
2008/12/05 - $14,445 +159% 135 $107   $13,793,502 78
2008/12/06 - $18,668 +29% 135 $138   $13,812,170 79
2008/12/07 - $11,571 -38% 135 $86   $13,823,741 80
2008/12/08 - $5,390 -53% 135 $40   $13,829,131 81
2008/12/09 - $6,461 +20% 135 $48   $13,835,592 82
2008/12/10 - $6,502 +1% 135 $48   $13,842,094 83
2008/12/11 - $6,884 +6% 135 $51   $13,848,978 84

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/19 31 $266,932   7 $38,133   $266,932 7
2008/09/26 19 $789,864 +196% 55 $14,361   $1,056,796 14
2008/10/03 20 $1,241,424 +57% 127 $9,775   $2,298,220 21
2008/10/10 9 $4,709,091 +279% 1,207 $3,901   $7,007,311 28
2008/10/17 12 $2,958,549 -37% 1,207 $2,451   $9,965,860 35
2008/10/24 15 $1,742,348 -41% 873 $1,996   $11,708,208 42
2008/10/31 19 $904,304 -48% 527 $1,716   $12,612,512 49
2008/11/07 22 $596,057 -34% 323 $1,845   $13,208,569 56
2008/11/14 27 $343,718 -42% 270 $1,273   $13,552,287 63
2008/11/21 38 $161,072 -53% 154 $1,046   $13,713,359 70
2008/11/28 44 $65,698 -59% 78 $842   $13,779,057 77
2008/12/05 35 $69,921 +6% 135 $518   $13,848,978 84

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/4/200912155,867 155,867$2,648,180$2,648,1802
1/11/20099114,987-26% 270,854$1,953,629$4,601,8093
1/18/20092552,648-54% 323,502$894,490$5,496,2994
1/25/20093040,886-22% 364,388$694,653$6,190,9525

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