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Freakonomics (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $101,270Details
International Box Office $71,597
Worldwide Box Office $172,867
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Freakomonics is the highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers responsible for some of the most acclaimed and entertaining documentaries in recent years: Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Casino Jack and the United States of Money), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong).

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
65% - Fresh
Audience
51% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,900,000
Domestic Releases: October 1st, 2010 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: January 18th, 2011 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 For elements of violence, sexuality/nudity, drugs, and brief strong language
(Rating bulletin 2126, 6/22/2010)
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Segments, Miscellaneous Sports
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Green Films Co
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,228 $808 Nov 26, 2010 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,463 $1,557 Nov 19, 2010 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,671 $3,447 Nov 12, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,085 $3,999 Nov 5, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,581 $4,366 Oct 29, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,135 $4,811 Oct 22, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,284 $10,647 Oct 15, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,654 $6,146 Oct 8, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,522 $31,893 Oct 1, 2010 3

Cast

Zoe Sloane    Blake
Sammual Soifer    Jake
Adesuwa Addy Iyare    Temptress Mother
Carl Alleyne    Boyfriend
Jade Viggiano    High School Girl
Andrew Greiche    Jake
Greg Crowe    Johnny the Mechanic
Jalani McNair    The Loser
Kelli Chaves    High School Girl
Amancaya Aguilar    Mercedes
Kellie Gerardi    Lexus
Alyssa Wheeldon    High School Girl
James Leibow    Himself
   Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Chad Troutwine
Producer    Dan O'Meara
Producer    Chris Romano
Executive Producer    Michael Roban
Executive Producer    Paul Fiore
Executive Producer    Jay Rifkin
Executive Producer    Damon Martin
Executive Producer    Seth Gordon
Co-Producer    Rafi Chaudry
Co-Producer    Peter Cerbin
Co-Producer    Hilary Carr
Co-Executive Producer    Stephen J. Dubner
Co-Executive Producer    Steven D. Levitt
Story Creator    Stephen J. Dubner
Story Creator    Steven D. Levitt

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 18th, 2011

January 17th, 2011

It's a very slow week on the home market with Takers being the biggest first-run release. Admittedly, it did perform better than expected at the box office, but was still only a midlevel hit. The best bet in terms of new releases is Buried, which is coming out on a Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, but without a DVD only option. However, while that movie is amazing, there are not enough extras to be considered pick of the week material. For that honor we have to go to Futurama: Volume Five, even though it didn't come out this week, or even this year. However, the screener arrived really late, and it is the best release on this week's list. More...

New Releases were Far from Super on Per Theater Chart

October 5th, 2010

Not a lot of action on the per theater chart this week with only one film, Waiting for Superman, topping $10,000. It managed an average of $12,026 during its second weekend of release, but it also saw significant expansion and by this time next week will have crossed the $1 million milestone. More...

Limited Releases are Freaking Out

October 1st, 2010

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, include a few that are opening in dozens of theaters. Freakonomics is generating the most buzz, but it doesn't have the reviews to back it up. On the other hand, FUBAR II could do well in Canada. And on a strange note, Ip Man is coming out this week, but it has already been released on DVD / Blu-ray. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/01 57 $31,893   20 $1,595   $31,893 3
2010/10/08 83 $6,146 -81% 8 $768   $52,698 10
2010/10/15 74 $10,647 +73% 12 $887   $68,660 17
2010/10/22 80 $4,811 -55% 14 $344   $78,901 24
2010/10/29 86 $4,366 -9% 9 $485   $85,074 31
2010/11/05 86 $3,999 -8% 7 $571   $91,164 38
2010/11/12 89 $3,447 -14% 7 $492   $96,215 45
2010/11/19 94 $1,557 -55% 3 $519   $99,436 52
2010/11/26 94 $808 -48% 3 $269   $100,675 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/01 58 $46,552   20 $2,328   $46,552 7
2010/10/08 79 $11,461 -75% 8 $1,433   $58,013 14
2010/10/15 78 $16,077 +40% 12 $1,340   $74,090 21
2010/10/22 82 $6,618 -59% 14 $473   $80,708 28
2010/10/29 88 $6,457 -2% 9 $717   $87,165 35
2010/11/05 94 $5,603 -13% 7 $800   $92,768 42
2010/11/12 88 $5,111 -9% 7 $730   $97,879 49
2010/11/19 100 $1,988 -61% 3 $663   $99,867 56
2010/11/26 93 $1,403 -29% 3 $468   $101,270 63

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