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An Education (2009)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,574,914Details
International Box Office $17,077,822
Worldwide Box Office $29,652,736
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,392,301 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,392,301
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
94% - Certified Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,500,000
Domestic Releases: October 9th, 2009 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: March 30th, 2010 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexual content, and for smoking.
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Keywords: Biography, Lacrosse, 2010 Oscars Best Picture Nominee, Coming of Age
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 400 $254 Apr 30, 2010 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 401 $583 Apr 23, 2010 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 260 $6,553 Apr 16, 2010 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 277 $8,758 Apr 9, 2010 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 285 $16,520 Apr 2, 2010 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 265 $30,865 Mar 26, 2010 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 201 $70,769 Mar 19, 2010 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 158 $149,270 Mar 12, 2010 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 98 $365,603 Mar 5, 2010 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 129 $320,428 Feb 26, 2010 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 148 $354,481 Feb 19, 2010 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 141 $471,838 Feb 12, 2010 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 106 $763,234 Feb 5, 2010 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 580 $119,146 Jan 29, 2010 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 584 $159,234 Jan 22, 2010 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 740 $147,510 Jan 15, 2010 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 807 $167,839 Jan 8, 2010 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 631 $271,834 Jan 1, 2010 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,106 $170,538 Dec 25, 2009 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,056 $220,925 Dec 18, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,014 $314,439 Dec 11, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 982 $479,774 Dec 4, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 873 $911,388 Nov 27, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,271 $826,755 Nov 20, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,977 $661,901 Nov 13, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,714 $592,407 Nov 6, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,617 $467,376 Oct 30, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,361 $367,371 Oct 23, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,998 $244,763 Oct 16, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,679 $159,017 Oct 9, 2009 3

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 30th, 2010

March 30th, 2010

The trailing end of the winter blockbuster releases are hitting the home market over the next month. This week we have two $200 million hits, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Sherlock Holmes. There are also a few Oscar nominated movies: An Education and The Baader Meinhof Complex. Three of these four are worth picking up (as are a number of smaller releases) but none scream Pick of the Week. More...

Oscar Contest: Category Highlight: Best Picture

March 6th, 2010

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Picture and we actually have a real race in this category. More...

Awards Season: Independents are Precious

March 5th, 2010

While the Independent Spirit Awards are one of the first to announce their nominations, they are one of the last to hand out the awards. This year the clear winner was Precious, which swept all five categories it was nominated for. However, it wasn't the only winner. More...

Oscar Contest: Category Highlight: Best Actress

March 5th, 2010

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Actress in a Lead Role, which, unlike many others, I don't think is a slam dunk. More...

Oscar Contest: Category Highlight: Best Adapted Screenplay

March 4th, 2010

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Adapted Screenplay, which is one of the categories that I think could give us a surprise. More...

My Name is King of the Per Theater Chart

February 17th, 2010

My Name is Khan beat expectations by a large margin with an average of $16,200 in 120 theaters over the three-day weekend and $18,875 million over four. The overall box office champ, Valentine's Day, placed second with an average of $15,351 over the three-day weekend. The Red Riding Trilogy held on strong with averages of $13,374 / $17,056. The re-release of Ran took in $10,128 from Friday to Sunday and $13,470 including Monday in its lone theater. More...

Awards Season: Avatar Not Hurting for Oscar Nominations

February 2nd, 2010

Oscar nominations were announced at 5:38 this morning, continuing a tradition that have never been adequately explained to me. (Why so early in the morning? Does earning an Oscar nomination become sweeter if people have to wake you up to congratulate you?) Leading the way in nominations were Avatar and The Hurt Locker, both of which pick up nine nods each, many of them in the same categories. More...

Awards Season - Looking Up for the PGA

January 6th, 2010

The Producers Guild of America announced their nominations this week, and while there are only three categories for theatrical releases, they tend to be quite accurate predictors for the Oscar nominations. This is great news for Up, which picked up nominations in two of the three categories. More...

Awards Season: SAG Splits Up the Nominations

December 17th, 2009

The SAG nominations were announced this week, and the trend of the year continues with Up in the Air leading the way, but no one film dominating. This time around Up in the Air was in a three-way tie with Inglourious Basterds and Precious, which makes the race even more interesting. More...

Awards Season - Golden Globe Nominations are Up in the Air

December 16th, 2009

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations this week, but looking over the list of films chosen, it is hard to declare any one film as the big winner. Up in the Air did pick up six Golden Globe nominations, including several of the most prestigious nominations, but it is far from the only major player. More...

Awards Season - Precious and Station Lead Independent Spirit Awards

December 2nd, 2009

As always, the Independent Spirit Awards represent the unofficial start of Awards Season with the announcement of their nominations. This year The Last Station and Precious topped the list of nominees with five each. For the former, it should help build buzz for its 2010 release. For the latter, it is the first step towards possible Awards Season glory and further enhances its already lofty box office potential. More...

True Royalty on the Per Theater Chart

December 1st, 2009

There were more than half-a-dozen films to top $10,000 on the per theater chart, including The Princess and the Frog, which earned close to $800,000 in just two theaters for an average of $393,095. Broken Embraces saw its per theater average rise by more than 10% to $58,993, which bodes well for its chances to expand. Next up was Me and Orson Welles with an average of $15,910 in 4 theaters, while The Road opened with $1.5 million in 111 theaters for an average of $13,534. A trio of top ten moves rounded out the $10,000 club with The Blind Side earning an average of $12,774, Precious took in an average of $10,680, and finally The Twilight Saga - New Moon was right behind with $10,606. More...

People Embrace Fantastic Films on the Per Theater Chart

November 24th, 2009

Broken Embraces opened on top of the per theater chart with an impressive average of $53,556 in two theaters, while The Fantastic Mr. Fox was in a close second place with an average $50,878 in four theaters. The overall box office leader, The Twilight Saga - New Moon, placed third with $35,497 in more than 4,000 theaters. Precious saw its best numbers of its run so far, pulling in nearly $11 million in just over 600 theaters for an average of $17,300. The Sun opened with $11,588 in one theater while The Blind Side opened with an average of $10,971 in more than 3,000 theaters. More...

A Lot of Films are Fantastic on the Per Theater Chart

November 17th, 2009

We have a new champion on the Per Theater Chart with The Fantastic Mr. Fox leading the way with an average of $66,475 in four theaters. Precious expanded into more than 100 additional theaters but still pulled in an amazing average of $33,762, which was enough for second place. La Danse climbed to $28,104, while playing again in a single theater (albeit now on two screens). The overall box office leader, 2012, opened with an average of $19,165 in just over 3,400 theaters. Uncertainty only earned mixed reviews, but it scored $13,075 in its lone theater. The End of Poverty? was richly rewarded with $12,593 in its solitary theater. Two other new releases were neck-and-neck with Four Season Lodge earning $11,667 while The Messenger managed an average of $11,131. More...

Truly Precious on the Per Theater Chart

November 10th, 2009

Precious had a record-breaking opening on the per theater chart with close to $1.9 million in just 18 theaters for an average of $104,025. This is just shy of the record for best per theater average for a live action movie; however, the current record holder, Dreamgirls, opened in fewer theaters and with prestige pricing, so this is arguably the better result. Precious did set the record for highest per theater average for a film playing in more than 10 theaters.

It wasn't the only film in the $10,000 club with La Danse earning $14,000 in its lone theater while Splinterheads opened with $10,515, also in one theater. More...

Education High on the Per Theater Chart

November 3rd, 2009

The per theater chart took a hit over the weekend and no movie topped $10,000; however, An Education was close with an average of $9,737 in 48 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Jackson Finale Disappoints in US, Hits Big Internationally

November 1st, 2009

Michael Jackson's This Is It topped the box office chart in the United States this weekend, but with a relatively disappointing $21.3 million Friday to Sunday, according to Sony's estimates. While that's good for a concert/documentary film, it's some way behind the $31.1 million opening three-day weekend of the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus concert released in 2008. In fact, This Is It's five day total of $32.5 million only just beats out the Disney concert pic. More...

Deal with the Devil on the Per Theater Chart

October 27th, 2009

Antichrist was the only new release to reach the $10,000 club over the weekend earning a strong average of $11,900 in six theaters. An Education was just $49 behind at $11,851, which is about 5 or 6 tickets per theater. Finally, Paranormal Activity was able to reach first place on the overall chart while maintaining an average $10,850 in nearly 2000 theaters. More...

Things are Not Normal on the Per Theater Chart

October 20th, 2009

Paranormal Activity remained on top of the per theater chart with an average of $25,711. The film finally saw its per theater average drop this past weekend, but it should still have no trouble expanding. Second place went to The Maid, which earned $17,036 in one theater. An Education remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,882, while A Serious Man took in more than $800,000 in 82 theaters for an average of $10,275. More...

Weekend Estimates: Wild Things Roar to $32.5 Million

October 18th, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are got off to a strong start over the weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The Spike Jonze adaptation of the Maurice Sendak book earned a very healthy $30.47 million, according to Warner Bros. estimates, making it one of October's biggest openers (see full list). More...

Massive Activity on the Per Theater Chart

October 13th, 2009

No less than six films broke the $10,000 per theater average barrier over the weekend. Paranormal Activity topped the per theater chart with its record-breaking weekend, earning an average of $49,379 in 160 theaters. An Education was relatively close behind with an average of $39,754 in 4 theaters, which is a spectacular result at any time. A Serious Man remained strong with an average of $21,872, which is enough to suggest further significant expansion over the coming weeks. The number one film at the box office, Couples Retreat, was next with an average of $11,429. Yes Men Fix the World and Bronson had nearly identical averages at $10,956 vs. $10,940. More...

Weekend Estimates: Couples Retreat, Paranormal Activity Star

October 11th, 2009

The Columbus Day holiday weekend produced two big winners, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. At the top of the chart, Couples Retreat exceeded expectations with $35.3 million. A per theater average of nearly $12,000 for the poorly-reviewed comedy is a testament to Universal's marketing campaign and the box office power of its ensemble cast. A great marketing campaign from Paramount can also be attributed to the success of the weekend's other big success: Paranormal Activity, which jumped into the top 5 with an estimated $7.066 million in just 159 theaters. That's the smallest number of theaters for a movie to hit the top five ever, beating the performance of Platoon, which hit 4th place the weekend of January 16, 1987 playing in 174 theaters. More...

Some Good Limited Releases, Some Not So Good Limited Releases

October 9th, 2009

Has Awards Season officially begun? There are more than 10 limited releases on this week's list, including three that have to be considered potential Awards Season players. These three films are The Damn United, An Education, and Good Hair , and in addition to earn strong reviews, could also be breakout hits. On the other end of the spectrum, there are a number of films coming out in too many theaters with too few positive reviews. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/09 41 $159,017   4 $39,754   $159,017 3
2009/10/16 30 $244,763 +54% 19 $12,882   $483,693 10
2009/10/23 19 $367,371 +50% 31 $11,851   $940,265 17
2009/10/30 15 $467,376 +27% 48 $9,737   $1,537,993 24
2009/11/06 19 $592,407 +27% 83 $7,137   $2,307,837 31
2009/11/13 17 $661,901 +12% 120 $5,516   $3,218,225 38
2009/11/20 14 $826,755 +25% 303 $2,729   $4,268,905 45
2009/11/27 15 $911,388 +10% 265 $3,439   $5,563,649 52
2009/12/04 17 $479,774 -47% 236 $2,033   $6,264,756 59
2009/12/11 18 $314,439 -34% 223 $1,410   $6,752,785 66
2009/12/18 21 $220,925 -30% 200 $1,105   $7,120,034 73
2009/12/25 28 $170,538 -23% 153 $1,115   $7,437,144 80
2010/01/01 26 $271,834 +59% 151 $1,800   $7,883,524 87
2010/01/08 29 $167,839 -38% 89 $1,886   $8,168,597 94
2010/01/15 29 $147,510 -12% 73 $2,021   $8,387,048 101
2010/01/22 30 $159,234 +8% 79 $2,016   $8,616,457 108
2010/01/29 33 $119,146 -25% 75 $1,589   $8,795,228 115
2010/02/05 17 $763,234 +541% 761 $1,003   $9,622,621 122
2010/02/12 24 $471,838 -38% 333 $1,417   $10,452,204 129
2010/02/19 23 $354,481 -25% 241 $1,471   $11,058,964 136
2010/02/26 23 $320,428 -10% 209 $1,533   $11,517,495 143
2010/03/05 23 $365,603 +14% 223 $1,639   $12,045,219 150
2010/03/12 29 $149,270 -59% 135 $1,106   $12,316,617 157
2010/03/19 37 $70,769 -53% 117 $605   $12,440,758 164
2010/03/26 50 $30,865 -56% 49 $630   $12,512,069 171
2010/04/02 56 $16,520 -46% 26 $635   $12,543,020 178
2010/04/09 71 $8,758 -47% 16 $547   $12,555,564 185
2010/04/16 82 $6,553 -25% 10 $655   $12,567,051 192
2010/04/23 113 $583 -91% 3 $194   $12,571,643 199
2010/04/30 117 $254 -56% 4 $64   $12,574,715 206

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/01/18 33 $27,812   73 $381   $8,414,860 102
2010/02/15 23 $111,504   333 $335   $10,563,708 130

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/09 39 $238,930   4 $59,733   $238,930 7
2009/10/16 28 $333,964 +40% 19 $17,577   $572,894 14
2009/10/23 21 $497,723 +49% 31 $16,056   $1,070,617 21
2009/10/30 15 $644,813 +30% 48 $13,434   $1,715,430 28
2009/11/06 20 $840,894 +30% 83 $10,131   $2,556,324 35
2009/11/13 18 $885,826 +5% 120 $7,382   $3,442,150 42
2009/11/20 18 $1,210,111 +37% 303 $3,994   $4,652,261 49
2009/11/27 16 $1,132,721 -6% 265 $4,274   $5,784,982 56
2009/12/04 17 $653,364 -42% 236 $2,768   $6,438,346 63
2009/12/11 18 $460,763 -29% 223 $2,066   $6,899,109 70
2009/12/18 24 $367,497 -20% 200 $1,837   $7,266,606 77
2009/12/25 27 $345,084 -6% 153 $2,255   $7,611,690 84
2010/01/01 26 $389,068 +13% 151 $2,577   $8,000,758 91
2010/01/08 27 $238,780 -39% 89 $2,683   $8,239,538 98
2010/01/15 29 $217,685 -9% 73 $2,982   $8,457,223 105
2010/01/22 30 $218,859 +1% 79 $2,770   $8,676,082 112
2010/01/29 32 $183,305 -16% 75 $2,444   $8,859,387 119
2010/02/05 17 $1,120,979 +512% 761 $1,473   $9,980,366 126
2010/02/12 24 $724,117 -35% 333 $2,175   $10,704,483 133
2010/02/19 23 $492,584 -32% 241 $2,044   $11,197,067 140
2010/02/26 24 $482,549 -2% 209 $2,309   $11,679,616 147
2010/03/05 22 $487,731 +1% 223 $2,187   $12,167,347 154
2010/03/12 30 $202,642 -58% 135 $1,501   $12,369,989 161
2010/03/19 35 $111,215 -45% 117 $951   $12,481,204 168
2010/03/26 52 $45,296 -59% 49 $924   $12,526,500 175
2010/04/02 59 $20,306 -55% 26 $781   $12,546,806 182
2010/04/09 71 $13,692 -33% 16 $856   $12,560,498 189
2010/04/16 82 $10,562 -23% 10 $1,056   $12,571,060 196
2010/04/23 95 $3,401 -68% 3 $1,134   $12,574,461 203
2010/04/30 116 $453 -87% 0     $12,574,914 210

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