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Friday Night Lights (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $61,255,921Details
International Box Office $694,849
Worldwide Box Office $61,950,770
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
81% - Certified Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 8th, 2004 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: January 18th, 2005 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic issues, sexual content, language, some teen drinking and rough sports action
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Keywords: Football, Inspirational Coach, Epilogue
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,290 $30,680 Dec 24, 2004 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,135 $62,385 Dec 17, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,906 $116,155 Dec 10, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,802 $179,265 Dec 3, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,700 $292,405 Nov 26, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,623 $537,105 Nov 19, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,395 $1,259,520 Nov 12, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,049 $2,975,065 Nov 5, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,164 $4,085,440 Oct 29, 2004 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 976 $50,309,000 Oct 29, 2004 22
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 963 $6,947,460 Oct 22, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 793 $12,216,880 Oct 15, 2004 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,348 $5,240,655 Oct 10, 2004 3
Biggest October Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 65 $20,269,025 Oct 8, 2004 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 831 $20,269,025 Oct 8, 2004 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,345 $20,269,025 Oct 8, 2004 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,311 2,667 Oct 8, 2004 3
Biggest October Day at the Domestic Box Office 129 $8,267,525 Oct 9, 2004 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,211 $8,267,525 Oct 9, 2004 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,152 $7,000,000 Oct 8, 2004 1

Cast

Billy Bob Thornton    Coach Gary Gaines
Lucas Black    Winchell
Jay Hernandez    Brian Chavez
Derek Luke    Boobie Miles
Garrett Hedlund   
Tim McGraw   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/08 2 $20,269,025   2,667 $7,600   $20,269,025 3
2004/10/15 2 $12,216,880 -40% 2,764 $4,420   $37,819,455 10
2004/10/22 4 $6,947,460 -43% 2,969 $2,340   $47,269,480 17
2004/10/29 6 $4,085,440 -41% 3,004 $1,360   $52,944,730 24
2004/11/05 8 $2,975,065 -27% 2,110 $1,410   $57,256,950 31
2004/11/12 13 $1,259,520 -58% 984 $1,280   $59,293,125 38
2004/11/19 19 $537,105 -57% 587 $915   $60,085,618 45
2004/11/26 21 $292,405 -46% 351 $833   $60,607,710 52
2004/12/03 22 $179,265 -39% 323 $555   $60,845,010 59
2004/12/10 26 $116,155 -35% 264 $440   $61,009,850 66
2004/12/17 35 $62,385 -46% 154 $405   $61,113,215 73
2004/12/24 41 $30,680 -51% 104 $295   $61,188,085 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/08 2 $7,000,000   2,667 $2,625   $7,000,000 1
2004/10/09 2 $8,267,525 +18% 2,667 $3,100   $15,028,370 2
2004/10/10 2 $5,240,655 -37% 2,667 $1,965   $20,269,025 3
2004/10/11 2 $2,107,000 -60% 2,667 $790   $22,376,000 4
2004/10/12 2 $1,092,000 -48% 2,667 $409   $23,468,000 5
2004/10/13 2 $948,000 -13% 2,667 $355   $24,416,000 6
2004/10/14 2 $1,187,000 +25% 2,667 $445   $25,603,000 7
2004/10/15 3 $4,100,000 +245% 2,764 $1,483   $29,703,000 8
2004/10/16 2 $5,486,540 +34% 2,764 $1,985   $35,193,655 9
2004/10/17 4 $2,625,800 -52% 2,764 $950   $37,819,455 10
2004/10/18 4 $650,000 -75% 2,764 $235   $38,469,000 11
2004/10/19 4 $677,000 +4% 2,764 $245   $39,146,000 12
2004/10/20 4 $540,000 -20% 2,764 $195   $39,686,000 13
2004/10/21 4 $636,000 +18% 2,764 $230   $40,322,000 14
2004/10/22 4 $2,600,000 +309% 2,966 $877   $42,900,000 15
2004/10/23 4 $3,087,760 +19% 2,969 $1,040   $45,859,205 16
2004/10/24 5 $1,410,275 -54% 2,969 $475   $47,269,480 17
2004/10/25 5 $387,000 -73% 2,969 $130   $47,656,000 18
2004/10/26 6 $372,000 -4% 2,969 $125   $48,028,000 19
2004/10/27 5 $371,000 n/c 2,969 $125   $48,399,000 20
2004/10/28 5 $460,000 +24% 2,969 $155   $48,859,000 21
2004/10/29 6 $1,450,000 +215% 3,004 $483   $50,309,000 22
2004/10/30 6 $1,862,480 +28% 3,004 $620   $52,163,690 23
2004/10/31 6 $781,040 -58% 3,004 $260   $52,944,730 24
2004/11/01 7 $345,000 -56% 3,004 $115   $53,290,000 25
2004/11/02 6 $362,000 +5% 3,004 $121   $53,652,000 26
2004/11/03 7 $300,000 -17% 3,004 $100   $53,952,000 27
2004/11/04 6 $330,000 +10% 3,004 $110   $54,282,000 28
2004/11/05 8 $975,000 +195% 2,110 $462   $55,257,000 29
2004/11/06 8 $1,413,665 +45% 2,110 $670   $56,697,800 30
2004/11/07 8 $559,150 -60% 2,110 $265   $57,256,950 31
2004/11/08 9 $158,000 -72% 2,110 $75   $57,415,000 32
2004/11/09 10 $168,000 +6% 2,110 $80   $57,583,000 33
2004/11/10 10 $178,000 +6% 1,484 $120   $57,761,000 34
2004/11/11 10 $273,000 +53% 1,484 $184   $58,033,605 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/08 2 $25,602,575   2,667 $9,600   $25,602,575 7
2004/10/15 4 $14,719,445 -43% 2,764 $5,325   $40,322,020 14
2004/10/22 4 $8,537,270 -42% 2,969 $2,875   $48,859,290 21
2004/10/29 6 $5,422,595 -36% 3,004 $1,805   $54,281,885 28
2004/11/05 8 $3,751,720 -31% 2,110 $1,778   $58,033,605 35
2004/11/12 13 $1,514,908 -60% 984 $1,540   $59,548,513 42
2004/11/19 19 $766,792 -49% 587 $1,306   $60,315,305 49
2004/11/26 22 $350,440 -54% 351 $998   $60,665,745 56
2004/12/03 23 $227,950 -35% 323 $706   $60,893,695 63
2004/12/10 27 $157,135 -31% 264 $595   $61,050,830 70
2004/12/17 33 $106,575 -32% 154 $692   $61,157,405 77

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