Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,366,518Details
International Box Office $38,626,926
Worldwide Box Office $72,993,444
Further financial details...

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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
93% - Certified Fresh
Audience
94% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Theatrical Release: March 19th, 2004 (Wide) by Focus Features
Video Release: September 28th, 2004 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, some drug and sexual content
Keywords: Love Triangle, Narcotics, Non-Chronological, Infidelity, Valentine's Day, Relationships Gone Wrong, Romance, Voiceover/Narration, Faulty Memory
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 28th, 2012

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 25th, 2011

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Her Shoes Fall out of Fashion

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In Her Shoes fell out of the top five this week with $3.95 million on 2,050 screens in 23 markets for a $30.60 million international box office. The film held up amazingly well in Spain, dropping just 8% to $810,000 on 290 screens, but it wasn't as fortunate in France where it lost more than half its opening, earning $400,000 on 293 screens, falling out of the top ten in the process. It suffered a similar fate during its third weekend in the U.K. where it was down 55% to $736,000 on 268 screens, but the film already has $7.06 million there, which is better than its domestic run if you take into account the relative sizes of the two markets. More...

Zorro Leaves its Mark

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Corpse Bridesmaid

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Cool Reception

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France\'s $5 Million Baby

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Aviator Has Icarus-Like Flight

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Sideways Full of Spirit

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Sideways Eternally Grateful to the WGA

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Screen Actors Guild Gets Its Chance to Shine Tonight

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Oscar Nominations Sidestep Box Office Giants

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Sharks do a Double-Take

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Shark Attack

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Cast

Jim Carrey    Joel Barish
Kate Winslet    Clementine Kruczynski
Kirsten Dunst    Mary
Tom Wilkinson    Dr. Howard Mierzwiak
Elijah Wood    Patrick
Mark Ruffalo    Stan
David Cross    Rob

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Michel Gondry

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/03/19 6 $2,700,000   1,353 $1,996   $2,700,000 1
2004/03/20 7 $3,355,625 +24% 1,353 $2,480   $5,998,599 2
2004/03/21 6 $2,176,599 -35% 1,353 $1,609   $8,175,198 3
2004/03/22 5 $781,000 -64% 1,353 $577   $8,956,000 4
2004/03/23 5 $791,000 +1% 1,353 $585   $9,747,000 5
2004/03/24 5 $719,000 -9% 1,353 $531   $10,466,000 6
2004/03/25 5 $784,000 +9% 1,353 $579   $11,295,000 7
2004/03/26 9 $1,600,000 +104% 1,357 $1,179   $12,900,000 8
2004/03/27 10 $2,323,878 +45% 1,357 $1,713   $15,200,053 9
2004/03/28 9 $1,350,994 -42% 1,357 $996   $16,551,047 10
2004/03/29 7 $479,000 -65% 1,357 $353   $17,030,000 11
2004/03/30 7 $504,000 +5% 1,357 $371   $17,533,000 12
2004/03/31 7 $477,000 -5% 1,357 $352   $18,010,000 13
2004/04/01 8 $450,000 -6% 1,357 $332   $18,456,000 14

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/03/19 7 $8,175,198   1,353 $6,042   $8,175,198 3
2004/03/26 10 $5,256,206 -36% 1,357 $3,873   $16,551,047 10
2004/04/02 11 $3,443,878 -34% 1,120 $3,075   $21,919,041 17
2004/04/09 14 $2,447,862 -29% 734 $3,335   $25,863,153 24
2004/04/16 17 $1,367,316 -44% 575 $2,378   $28,106,424 31
2004/04/23 17 $1,111,048 -19% 501 $2,218   $29,718,070 38
2004/04/30 18 $807,263 -27% 406 $1,988   $30,928,429 45
2004/05/07 16 $565,671 -30% 339 $1,669   $31,721,817 52
2004/05/14 20 $413,483 -27% 294 $1,406   $32,399,781 59
2004/05/21 15 $342,428 -17% 231 $1,482   $32,944,436 66
2004/05/28 21 $271,109 -21% 187 $1,450   $33,387,931 73
2004/06/04 19 $185,156 -32% 136 $1,361   $33,745,508 80
2004/06/11 27 $119,120 -36% 98 $1,216   $33,971,672 87
2004/06/18 38 $79,725 -33% 76 $1,049   $34,126,138 94
2004/07/23 66 $18,551   19 $976   $34,366,518 129

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