Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $63,172,463Details
International Box Office $42,000,579
Worldwide Box Office $105,173,042
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $31,489,654 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,176,200 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $32,665,854
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 18th, 2008 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: September 30th, 2008 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity.
Keywords: Judd Apatow Buddy Comedy, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Judd Apatow

DVD Sales: Dark Knight and Up Share Black Friday Honors

Black Friday sales gave a decidedly retro look to the DVD sales chart for the week ending November 29. All major retailers were offering deeply discounted prices of catalog titles, including $4 deals at Target for Elf, Sex and the City and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, among others, and Best Buy offering Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Forgetting Sarah Marshall at the same price. Walmart wasn't going to be outdone though, and offered some DVD titles, including Hellboy 2, Mummy 3, I am Legend and Casino Royale in limited quantities at just $2. The real champion of the bargain basement, however, was The Dark Knight, which was available for $5 at Walmart, and $4 at both Target and Best Buy. With low, low prices, the unit volumes for the week were astronomical, but overall spending was actually down from 2008 thanks to the price cuts. More...

2008 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

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DVD Rentals - Crystal is Golden

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DVD Rentals - Don\'t Mess With M. Night Shyamalan

New releases played an important role on this week's rental charts, taking the top two spots. However, while The Happening and You Don't Mess With the Zohan finished one - two, Iron Man was very close behind in third. More...

DVD Rentals - Don\'t Forget About Rentals

New releases did better on the rental chart than they did on the sales chart with six films placing in the top 30, including Iron Man, which topped the charts generating 25% more revenue than a fellow new release, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. More...

UPDATED: DVD Sales - Man oh Man!

There were not a lot of new releases to reach the top 30 on the sales chart this week, but what we lacked in quantity, we more than made up for in quality. This is because the first of the summer blockbusters reached the home market. Iron Man topped the charts with 5.12 million units sold and $93.98 million in opening week revenue. Not only is this the best opening of the year, Iron Man nearly took top spot on the yearly chart after just one week in release. More...

DVD Releases for September 30, 2008

A much smaller list of films on this week's list. How small? It fit on one page. This is mainly for two reasons. One, I didn't get to the backlog of late arrivals. I hope to get a big chunk of them done for next week, but I have ten new releases to get through first. Secondly, the first of the summer monster hits came out this week, and Iron Man scared away a lot of the competition. Speaking of competition, there was quite a race for the DVD Pick of the Week with the Two-Disc Collector's Edition or Blu-ray release of Iron Man near the top of the list. As was the Judd Apatow Unrated Comedy Collection, also on Blu-ray. I couldn't decide which was better, so I'm giving the title of DVD Pick of the Week to both. Other contenders were Sports Night - The Complete Series 10th Anniversary Edition and Taxi to the Dark Side - Buy from Amazon, and Can't Hardly Wait, although the last one comes with a "Guilty Pleasure" warning. More...

International Details - Panda Throws Its Weight Around

Kung Fu Panda grew to its biggest yet pulling in $45.32 million on 6314 screens in 49 markets for a total of $221.64 million. This includes openings in France where it placed second with $8.64 million on 743 screens for the full week and in Spain where it topped the charts with $6.29 million on 581 screens. The film's best holdover was The U.K. where it slipped a spot to third with $5.55 million on 456 screens for a two-week total of $21.57 million. It also held well in Germany adding $4.54 million on 838 screens for a two-week total of $11.14 million while it now has $20.38 million in Australia, including $3.17 million on 361 screens during this past weekend. Meanwhile, the film has yet to open in Italy or Japan, as well as a few other smaller markets, and should have no trouble reaching $300 million before long. More...

International Details - Panda Packs on the Pounds

Kung Fu Panda saw its weekend numbers climb by close to 70%, and its weekend haul of $40.16 million on 5325 screens in 40 markets was the best of its run so far. A run that has brought in $154.13 million so far. However, it still remained in second place thanks to the opening of Hancock. The film had a pair of second place openings including the U.K. where it made $8.63 million on 446 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.96 million. Meanwhile in Germany it was not as strong with $4.48 million on 831 screens, but it still managed second place. The film also slipped to second place in Australia, but it held well down just 24% to $3.83 million on 363 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.63 million. More...

International Details - Sex Still Popular Overseas

Sex and the City fell more than 40% this past weekend, but still eared $12.94 million on 5991 screens in 53 markets over the weekend for a total of $198.97 million after a month of release. The film had no major, or even midlevel openings, in fact, it's only market of note where it hasn't opened in yet is Japan, where it does make its nationwide debut at the end of August. However, it still did well in a number of markets cracking $1 million in Australia ($1.58 million on 365 screens), Russia ($1.50 million on 496), U.K. ($1.18 million on 388), and Spain ($1.08 million on 359). In fact, in the U.K. the film has earned $49.24 million after a month of release, which is even better than it managed domestically, if you take into account the relative size of the two markets. More...

International Details - What Happened?

The Happening fell from first to fifth with just $14.05 million on 5579 screens in 65 markets for a total of $56.40 million after two weeks. Good news, it was able to remain in first place in France despite falling 60% to $1.93 million on 550 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.68 million after two. On the other hand, it fell from first to third in Spain down 65% to $1.20 million on 387 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.41 million after two. Even worse, it was down just under 80% in Italy and just over 80% in South Korea earning $367,000 on 338 screens and $206,000 on 293 screens respectively. Its totals of $2.77 million in the former and $2.18 million in the latter are hardly impressive, and well below its domestic run. This is a shocking decline, especially since films tend to have better legs internationally than they have domestically. And while it should earn more on the international marketplace, there's little hope of reaching $200 million worldwide now. More...

International Details - Sex on the Decline

Sex and the City was knocked out of top spot with $23.71 million on 5591 screens in 44 markets for a total of $136.00 million after three weeks of release. Its biggest opening came from the Netherlands, which is a midlevel market at best, but it earned $810,000 on 108 screens over the weekend and $1.23 million in total. This is a very strong opening and the film will have little trouble topping Iron Man in the market and will even come relatively close to Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull's total. Additionally, the film earned $4.29 million on 452 screens during its second weekend in Australia for a total of $14.88 million while in the U.K. it pulled in $3.50 million on 470 screens over the weekend lifting its total of $39.80 million after three. More...

International Details - Narnia is Prince of the International Charts

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian opened in second place on the international charts with $23.31 million on 3037 screens in 12 markets giving it the best per screen average on this week's list. The film only opened in three major markets, but it finished first in all of them. This includes Russia where it managed $6.73 million on 735 screens and Mexico where it earned $6.27 million on 842 and in both cases it opened significantly higher than the original. On the other hand, while it managed first place in South Korea, its opening of $3.42 million on 670 screens over the weekend and a total of $3.90 million is significantly lower than the originals opening of $3.94 million on 262 screens over three days and $5.22 million in total. Next up for the film is its debut in Japan this weekend, while it has major openings all the way till late August. More...

International Details - What Happened to Speed Racer?

Like it did domestically, What Happens in Vegas... managed to open in second place on the international charts. It was able to do so in part because it opened in nearly every major market over the past weekend earning solid openings in many of them. This includes second place in both the U.K. ($2.47 million on 398 screens), in France ($2.36 million on 304 screens), and in Australia ($2.33 million on 335). It also placed first in Spain with an impressive $3.77 million on 398 screens and also topped the charts in both Russia and Germany with $3.70 million on 476 screens $1.85 million on 500 screens respectively. Overall it managed to pull in $24.86 million on 3904 screens in 36 markets during its opening weekend on the charts, and should have little difficulty matching its domestic total. More...

International Details - Forbidden Falls from the Top

The release of Iron Man hit The Forbidden Kingdom knocking it into second place with $9.63 million on 2062 screens in 11 markets for a total of $40.51 million. The film had no major openings, but it did make $1.10 million on 398 screens over the weekend in South Korea for a total of $5.63 million. More...

$100 Million for Iron Man?

Summer started with a bang, and a whimper... it depends on what you compare it to. Over the weekend, the box office totaled $159 million in ticket sales, which is 75% more than last weekend. However, it is also 16% less than the same weekend last year when Spider-man 3 smashed the record for biggest opening weekend. Compared to expectations, this was a great start; compared to last year, 2008 continues to struggle. More...

Early Start for Iron

Summer unofficially starts this weekend with the release of Iron Man, which actually opened on Thursday night. There is little doubt that it will finish on top of the box office chart this weekend. The real question is how far up the all-time chart it will go. More...

International Top Five - Forbidden Territory

The Forbidden Kingdom doubled its screen and market counts and that helped it finish in first place by a wide, wide margin. Overall the film earned $16.82 million on 1082 screens in 10 markets for a very early total of $24.70 million. Major openings include South Korea, where it placed first with $3.15 million on 439 screens over the weekend and $3.60 million in total, and Russia, where it also placed first with $1.27 million on 262 screens. It was obviously stronger in the former than the latter, however, the latter was more significant since it was the film's first major test outside of the Asian marketplace, which could be called its home. If it can duplicate its performance in similar major markets in Europe, then it will have little difficulty showing a profit before long. More...

Hot Mama

The last weekend before the summer blockbuster rush turned out to be a positive one with only one film missing Thursday's prediction. This helped the overall box office to $91 million over the weekend, although that was 4% less than last weekend. More importantly, it was 17% more than the same weekend last year and that helped reduce 2007's lead over 2008 $2.66 billion to $2.59 billion. More...

International Details - Goodbye to the Top Five

Bienvenue Chez les Ch'its, a.k.a. Welcome to the Sticks, remained in first place in France with $4.79 million on 867 screens over the weekend for a total of $175.67 million after 8. However, it fell out of the top five internationally with $5.33 million on 963 screens in 4 markets for a total of $187.13 million. In its native market, the film has ticket sales of 19.25 million putting it about three weeks away from topping Titanic's record of 20.64 million while it is closing in on $200 million internationally. Both of those are amazing records, and the film is hardly showing signs of slowing down. More...

Harold and Kumar and Baby Make Three

Two comedies with vastly different target audiences are opening this weekend, as is a thriller with perhaps no target audience. None of the new releases look likely to light up the box office charts, especially with the looming release of Iron Man less than a week away. That said, limited expenses and lowered expectations should keep the studios happy, for the most part. More...

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Jet Li and Jackie Chan Team Up to Take Over the Box Office

New releases were able to match expectations at the box office this weekend, for the most part, and there were hardly any surprises overall. This led to overall box office revenue of $94 million, which is about 1% lower than last weekend. However, it is also 6% higher than the same weekend last year, which ends 2008's four-week losing streak. Year-to-date, 2008 is still behind $2.47 billion to $2.56 billion, but we will take every little bit of good news as it comes. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of April 18, 2008

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Jet Li and Jackie Chan take on Sarah Marshall

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Contest - Don\'t Forget to Enter

There's no sure number one hit next weekend, so we are going with Forgetting Sarah Marshall as this week's target film because, well, because it has Kristen Bell in it. In order to win, one must simply predict Forgetting Sarah Marshall's opening weekend. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win Awake on DVD, Tripping the Rift: The Movie on DVD, and A Shot at Love - Season One on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win Inside on DVD, Tripping the Rift: The Movie on DVD, and A Shot at Love - Season One on DVD. Additionally, one additional entrant will be chosen at random to receive the third copy of A Shot at Love - Season One on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2008 Preview: April

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Cast

Kristen Bell    Sarah Marshall
Jason Segel    Peter Bretter
Paul Rudd    Surfing Instructor
Jonah Hill    Matthew
Bill Hader    Brian
Mila Kunis    Rachel
Russell Brand    Aldous Snow
Kristen Wiig    Prahna

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Nicholas Stoller
Screenwriter    Jason Segel
Producer    Judd Apatow
Producer    Shauna Robertson
Executive Producer    Rodney Rothman
Executive Producer    Richard Vane
Cinematographer    Russ T. Alsobrook
Editor    William Kerr
Composer    Lyle Workman
Music Supervisor    Jonathan Karp
Production Designer    Jackson De Govia
Set Decorator    K.C. Fox
Costume Designer    Leesa Evans
Sound Designer    Richard Van Dyke
Assistant Director    Gary Marcus
Casting Director    Jeanne McCarthy

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/04/18 2 $6,043,680   2,798 $2,160   $6,043,680 1
2008/04/19 2 $6,799,140 +13% 2,798 $2,430   $12,842,820 2
2008/04/20 2 $4,882,510 -28% 2,798 $1,745   $17,725,330 3
2008/04/21 2 $1,679,100 -66% 2,798 $600   $19,404,430 4
2008/04/22 1 $1,622,845 -3% 2,798 $580   $21,027,275 5
2008/04/23 1 $1,538,495 -5% 2,798 $550   $22,565,770 6
2008/04/24 1 $1,497,125 -3% 2,798 $535   $24,062,895 7
2008/04/25 3 $3,442,770 +130% 2,799 $1,230   $27,505,665 8
2008/04/26 4 $4,548,375 +32% 2,799 $1,625   $32,054,040 9
2008/04/27 4 $3,036,915 -33% 2,799 $1,085   $35,090,955 10
2008/04/28 3 $979,650 -68% 2,799 $350   $36,070,605 11
2008/04/29 3 $950,405 -3% 2,799 $340   $37,021,010 12
2008/04/30 3 $867,690 -9% 2,799 $310   $37,888,700 13
2008/05/01 3 $783,720 -10% 2,799 $280   $38,672,420 14
2008/05/02 5 $1,952,960 +149% 2,869 $681   $40,625,380 15
2008/05/03 4 $2,599,160 +33% 2,869 $906   $43,224,540 16
2008/05/04 5 $1,507,800 -42% 2,869 $526   $44,732,340 17
2008/05/05 5 $473,880 -69% 2,869 $165   $45,206,220 18
2008/05/06 5 $575,200 +21% 2,869 $200   $45,781,420 19
2008/05/07 4 $588,760 +2% 2,869 $205   $46,370,180 20
2008/05/08 4 $574,325 -2% 2,869 $200   $46,944,505 21
2008/05/09 6 $1,188,000 +107% 2,379 $499   $48,132,505 22
2008/05/10 6 $1,568,160 +32% 2,379 $659   $49,700,665 23
2008/05/11 6 $1,081,080 -31% 2,379 $454   $50,781,745 24
2008/05/12 5 $463,320 -57% 2,379 $195   $51,245,065 25
2008/05/13 6 $450,995 -3% 2,379 $190   $51,696,060 26
2008/05/14 6 $427,680 -5% 2,379 $180   $52,123,740 27
2008/05/15 6 $403,445 -6% 2,379 $170   $52,527,185 28
2008/05/16 7 $808,505 +100% 1,604 $504   $53,335,690 29
2008/05/17 7 $1,104,690 +37% 1,604 $689   $54,440,380 30
2008/05/18 7 $873,025 -21% 1,604 $544   $55,313,405 31
2008/05/19 7 $392,245 -55% 1,604 $245   $55,705,650 32
2008/05/20 7 $343,995 -12% 1,604 $214   $56,049,645 33
2008/05/21 7 $280,175 -19% 1,604 $175   $56,329,820 34
2008/05/22 8 $199,150 -29% 1,601 $124   $56,528,970 35
2008/05/23 8 $498,945 +151% 1,072 $465   $57,027,915 36
2008/05/24 8 $638,435 +28% 1,072 $596   $57,666,350 37
2008/05/25 8 $633,070 -1% 1,072 $591   $58,299,420 38
2008/05/26 8 $499,325 -21% 1,072 $466   $58,798,745 39
2008/05/27 8 $246,885 -51% 1,072 $230   $59,045,630 40
2008/05/28 8 $203,505 -18% 1,072 $190   $59,249,135 41
2008/05/29 8 $177,005 -13% 1,072 $165   $59,426,140 42
2008/05/30 10 $314,880 +78% 760 $414   $59,741,020 43
2008/05/31 10 $445,440 +41% 760 $586   $60,186,460 44
2008/06/01 10 $299,520 -33% 760 $394   $60,485,980 45
2008/06/02 10 $138,240 -54% 760 $182   $60,624,220 46
2008/06/03 10 $157,440 +14% 760 $207   $60,781,660 47
2008/06/04 10 $153,600 -2% 760 $202   $60,935,260 48
2008/06/05 10 $134,400 -13% 760 $177   $61,069,660 49
2008/06/06 11 $141,440 +5% 442 $320   $61,211,100 50
2008/06/07 12 $192,270 +36% 442 $435   $61,403,370 51
2008/06/08 11 $148,070 -23% 442 $335   $61,551,440 52
2008/06/09 11 $70,720 -52% 442 $160   $61,622,160 53
2008/06/10 11 $68,435 -3% 442 $155   $61,690,595 54
2008/06/11 11 $68,505 n/c 442 $155   $61,759,100 55
2008/06/12 12 $59,795 -13% 442 $135   $61,818,895 56
2008/06/13 14 $91,785 +53% 306 $300   $61,910,680 57
2008/06/14 14 $119,340 +30% 306 $390   $62,030,020 58
2008/06/15 13 $76,500 -36% 306 $250   $62,106,520 59
2008/06/16 12 $44,370 -42% 306 $145   $62,150,890 60
2008/06/17 13 $41,310 -7% 306 $135   $62,192,200 61
2008/06/18 13 $45,850 +11% 306 $150   $62,238,050 62
2008/06/19 13 $42,900 -6% 306 $140   $62,280,950 63
2008/06/20 - $59,280 +38% 247 $240   $62,340,230 64
2008/06/21 - $79,040 +33% 247 $320   $62,419,270 65
2008/06/22 - $64,220 -19% 247 $260   $62,483,490 66
2008/06/23 - $32,095 -50% 247 $130   $62,515,585 67
2008/06/24 - $30,875 -4% 247 $125   $62,546,460 68
2008/06/25 - $27,170 -12% 247 $110   $62,573,630 69
2008/06/26 - $27,205 n/c 247 $110   $62,600,835 70
2008/06/27 - $36,860 +35% 194 $190   $62,637,695 71
2008/06/28 - $47,530 +29% 194 $245   $62,685,225 72
2008/06/29 - $39,775 -16% 194 $205   $62,725,000 73
2008/06/30 - $21,340 -46% 194 $110   $62,746,340 74
2008/07/01 - $18,395 -14% 194 $95   $62,764,735 75
2008/07/02 - $14,585 -21% 194 $75   $62,779,320 76
2008/07/03 - $16,060 +10% 194 $83   $62,795,380 77
2008/07/04 - $18,620 +16% 133 $140   $62,814,000 78
2008/07/05 - $37,240 +100% 133 $280   $62,851,240 79
2008/07/06 - $25,935 -30% 133 $195   $62,877,175 80
2008/07/07 - $13,305 -49% 133 $100   $62,890,480 81
2008/07/08 - $13,285 n/c 133 $100   $62,903,765 82
2008/07/09 - $14,645 +10% 133 $110   $62,918,410 83
2008/07/10 - $13,965 -5% 133 $105   $62,932,375 84

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/04/18 2 $17,725,330   2,798 $6,335   $17,725,330 3
2008/04/25 4 $11,028,060 -38% 2,799 $3,940   $35,090,955 10
2008/05/02 5 $6,059,920 -45% 2,872 $2,110   $44,732,340 17
2008/05/09 6 $3,837,240 -37% 2,376 $1,615   $50,781,745 24
2008/05/16 7 $2,786,220 -27% 1,601 $1,740   $55,313,405 31
2008/05/23 8 $1,770,450 -36% 1,073 $1,650   $58,299,420 38
2008/05/30 10 $1,059,840 -40% 768 $1,380   $60,485,980 45
2008/06/06 12 $481,780 -55% 442 $1,090   $61,551,440 52
2008/06/13 14 $287,625 -40% 306 $940   $62,106,520 59
2008/06/20 17 $202,540 -30% 247 $820   $62,483,490 66
2008/06/27 20 $124,165 -39% 194 $640   $62,725,000 73
2008/07/04 31 $81,795 -34% 133 $615   $62,877,175 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/5/20082652,000 652,000$12,905,492$12,905,4921
10/12/20086204,462-69% 856,462$4,016,983$16,922,4762
10/19/2008893,027-55% 949,489$1,821,757$18,744,2333
10/26/20081061,822-34% 1,011,311$1,207,959$19,952,1914
11/2/20081443,968-29% 1,055,279$858,458$20,810,6495
11/9/20082243,717-1% 1,098,996$848,062$21,658,7116
11/29/200912370,883 1,785,744$2,451,537$29,145,29561

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/11/2010169,561 9,561$101,632$101,63280
4/29/20121012,713 89,857$126,744$902,103187

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