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First Sunday (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,931,869Details
International Box Office $181,539
Worldwide Box Office $38,113,408
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $22,753,144 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $22,753,144
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
13% - Rotten
Audience
57% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 11th, 2008 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: May 6th, 2008 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, some sexual humor, and brief drug references
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,507 $73,058 Feb 22, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,256 $172,914 Feb 15, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,796 $546,844 Feb 8, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,537 $1,471,998 Feb 1, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,117 $3,305,950 Jan 25, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,414 $7,801,017 Jan 18, 2008 10
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 99 $17,714,821 Jan 11, 2008 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 985 $17,714,821 Jan 11, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,942 2,213 Jan 11, 2008 3
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 201 $7,673,647 Jan 12, 2008 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,372 $7,673,647 Jan 12, 2008 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,398 $6,157,808 Jan 11, 2008 1

Cast

   Durell
   LeeJohn
   Rickey
Loretta Devine    Sister Doris
Michael Beach    Deacon
Keith David    Judge B. Bennett Galloway
Regina Hall    Omunique
Malinda Williams    Tianna
Chi McBride    Pastor Arthur Mitchell
Nicholas Turturro    Officer D'Agostino

DVD Sales - In Love with New Releases

May 20th, 2008

There were more than half a dozen new releases to chart this week, including to top two sellers, although none of them were particularly strong sellers. P.S., I Love You led the way with sales of $11.88 million from 743,000 units while First Sunday placed second with 468,000 units sold and opening week revenue of $7.94 million. More...

DVD Rentals - Love Comes First

May 20th, 2008

P.S., I Love You led the new releases and the overall rental chart with $7.16 million during its opening week. More...

DVD Releases for May 6, 2008

May 6th, 2008

A slow week for top-of-the-line releases and there are no first-run, wide releases that look even remotely interesting enough to buy. There are a few limited releases and older releases to fill the gap. It was also a slow week for spotlight reviews, but that gave me a chance to completely catch up to all the screeners that arrived late. ... That is until the next batch of late arrivals show up. As for the best of the best, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - Buy from Amazon is high on that list, except technically it was released a couple of weeks ago. Teeth - Buy from Amazon also impressed, but the extras are a little too light. For the DVD Pick of the Week, I'm going with The Passion of Greg the Bunny: Best of the Film Parodies - Volume 2. More...

Cloverfield Shoots for the Stars (Wars)

January 22nd, 2008

Records fell this week as Cloverfield became the biggest film ever to debut on Martin Luther King long weekend, as well as setting a few other records (including topping Star Wars long standing January opening record). This helped the weekend bring in $155 million over three days, which was 19% more than last weekend. It was also 56% more than the same weekend last year. However, since Martin Luther King long weekend was a week earlier that isn't a fair comparison. Compared to last year's Martin Luther King long weekend, 2008 was ahead by 21% over three days and 19% over four. More...

Can Cloverfield Conquer?

January 17th, 2008

A 2008 release finally looks like it will win a weekend. The first two weeks of the year have brought us wins by holdovers, but the super-hyped Cloverfield should end that streak. Or it could turn into another Snakes on a Plane, I'm still not sure which way it will go. More...

Bucket Full of Cash

January 15th, 2008

It's the second weekend of January and we still haven't seen a January release top the charts. This time the biggest hit was a wide expansion from December, which not only finished first, but also helped the overall box office reach $130 million. This is about 7% lower than last weekend, but roughly 1% more than the same weekend last year, and this weekend last year was Martin Luther King Weekend, which helped boost the numbers. More...

Weekend Estimates: Bucket List Just Beats First Sunday

January 13th, 2008

If this was an election and we were CNN, we'd probably still be calling this weekend's box office race "too close to call". With weekend estimates in, The Bucket List heads the list with an estimated $19.54 million. That's just half a million or so ahead of First Sunday with $19 million, and final numbers could yet see the two positions reversed. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of January 11, 2008

January 12th, 2008

We have twice as many sites as last week, but the real improvement is with the quality at the top. The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movies - Official Site - has an excellent mix of regular features, extras, and style and is the clear winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Drop in the Bucket

January 10th, 2008

This week, we have three new wide release and there are also a couple of expansions. Add in several strong holdovers, and there could be quite a logjam on the top of the charts. Not every new release / wide expansion will take part in this bounty, with In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which could turn out to be the worst movie of the year, likely to miss out. More...

2008 Preview: January

January 1st, 2008

It's the beginning of a new month, and a new year. This new beginning brings with it a sense of hope and exhilaration for many people, but this does not extend into the movie world. January is dominated by films from last year. Not only are holdovers going to overwhelm new releases at the box office for the next couple weeks, but with the award season heating up, most buzz is about who will win what. In fact, only Cloverfield seems to be able to rise above the award season buzz, but this is not a sure sign that the film will survive at the box office. More...

Cast Updates - December 20, 2007

December 20th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Four Christmases, My Sister's Keeper, Quarantined, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 12, 2007

August 12th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Bucket List, Be Kind Rewind, Charlie Bartlett and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 23, 2007

June 23rd, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Michael Clayton, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Love Guru and more. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/11 2 $17,714,821   2,213 $8,005   $17,714,821 3
2008/01/18 5 $7,801,017 -56% 2,213 $3,525   $28,466,619 10
2008/01/25 14 $3,305,950 -58% 1,503 $2,200   $34,473,158 17
2008/02/01 19 $1,471,998 -55% 1,015 $1,450   $36,587,404 24
2008/02/08 23 $546,844 -63% 553 $989   $37,502,863 31
2008/02/15 37 $172,914 -68% 200 $865   $37,800,506 38
2008/02/22 48 $73,058 -58% 89 $821   $37,931,869 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/11 2 $6,157,808   2,213 $2,783   $6,157,808 1
2008/01/12 2 $7,673,647 +25% 2,213 $3,468   $13,831,455 2
2008/01/13 2 $3,883,366 -49% 2,213 $1,755   $17,714,821 3
2008/01/14 3 $937,232 -76% 2,213 $424   $18,652,053 4
2008/01/15 3 $741,512 -21% 2,213 $335   $19,393,565 5
2008/01/16 4 $620,564 -16% 2,213 $280   $20,014,129 6
2008/01/17 4 $651,473 +5% 2,213 $294   $20,665,602 7
2008/01/18 6 $2,213,408 +240% 2,213 $1,000   $22,879,010 8
2008/01/19 6 $3,256,309 +47% 2,213 $1,471   $26,135,319 9
2008/01/20 5 $2,331,300 -28% 2,213 $1,053   $28,466,619 10
2008/01/21 7 $1,703,891 -27% 2,213 $770   $30,170,510 11
2008/01/22 9 $364,913 -79% 2,213 $165   $30,535,423 12
2008/01/23 9 $309,523 -15% 2,213 $140   $30,844,946 13
2008/01/24 10 $322,262 +4% 2,213 $146   $31,167,208 14
2008/02/18 39 $29,077   200 $145   $37,829,583 39

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/11 2 $20,665,602   2,213 $9,338   $20,665,602 7
2008/01/18 7 $10,501,606 -49% 2,213 $4,745   $31,167,208 14
2008/01/25 14 $3,948,198 -62% 1,503 $2,627   $35,115,406 21
2008/02/01 19 $1,840,613 -53% 1,015 $1,813   $36,956,019 28
2008/02/08 27 $671,573 -64% 553 $1,214   $37,627,592 35
2008/02/15 39 $231,219 -66% 200 $1,156   $37,858,811 42
2008/02/22 57 $73,058 -68% 89 $821   $37,931,869 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/11/20082473,053 473,053$8,037,170$8,037,1701
5/18/20088201,152-57% 674,205$3,489,987$11,527,1582
5/25/20081585,823-57% 760,028$1,489,029$13,016,1873
6/1/20081456,326-34% 816,354$956,979$13,973,1654
6/8/20082242,346-25% 858,700$719,459$14,692,6245
7/13/20082439,131 1,004,230$664,836$17,171,94010
7/20/20082931,273-20% 1,035,503$537,896$17,709,83511

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