Friends with Benefits

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,802,754Details
International Box Office $94,681,011
Worldwide Box Office $150,483,765
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $20,508,701 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,363,993 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $26,872,694
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Dylan and Jamie think it's going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
70% - Fresh
Audience
66% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Theatrical Release: July 22nd, 2011 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: December 2nd, 2011 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language.
(Rating bulletin 2177, 6/22/2011)
Keywords: LGBT, Faulty Memory, Relationship Advice, Romance, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Sony Pictures, Screen Gems, Castle Rock Entertainment, Olive Bridge Entertainment

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Cast

Justin Timberlake    Dylan
Mila Kunis    Jamie
Patricia Clarkson    Lorna
Jenna Elfman    Annie
Bryan Greenberg    Parker
Nolan Gould    Sammy
Richard Jenkins    Mr. Harper
Woody Harrelson    Tommy
Jessica Blair Herman    Sloane
Evelina Pereira    Vvienne
Andy Samberg    Quincy
Emma Stone    Kayla
David Walton    Aubrey

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Martin Shafer
Producer    Liz Glotzer
Producer    Jerry Zucker
Producer    Janet Zucker
Producer    Will Gluck
Executive Producer    Glenn S. Gainor
Co-Producer    Nicolas Stern
Co-Producer    Alicia Emmrich
Director    Will Gluck
Screenwriter    Keith Merryman
Screenwriter    David A. Newman
Screenwriter    Will Gluck
Story Creator    Harley Peyton
Story Creator    Keith Merryman
Story Creator    David A. Newman

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/22 3 $6,801,594   2,926 $2,325   $6,801,594 1
2011/07/23 3 $6,618,563 -3% 2,926 $2,262   $13,420,157 2
2011/07/24 3 $5,201,993 -21% 2,926 $1,778   $18,622,150 3
2011/07/25 3 $2,711,053 -48% 2,926 $927   $21,333,203 4
2011/07/26 3 $2,941,727 +9% 2,926 $1,005   $24,274,930 5
2011/07/27 3 $2,365,224 -20% 2,926 $808   $26,640,154 6
2011/07/28 3 $2,260,127 -4% 2,926 $772   $28,900,281 7
2011/07/29 6 $3,170,029 +40% 2,926 $1,083   $32,070,310 8
2011/07/30 6 $3,435,571 +8% 2,926 $1,174   $35,505,881 9
2011/07/31 6 $2,670,092 -22% 2,926 $913   $38,175,973 10
2011/08/01 6 $1,446,321 -46% 2,926 $494   $39,622,294 11
2011/08/02 6 $1,633,527 +13% 2,926 $558   $41,255,821 12
2011/08/03 6 $1,402,561 -14% 2,926 $479   $42,658,382 13
2011/08/04 6 $1,180,022 -16% 2,926 $403   $43,838,404 14
2011/08/05 8 $1,476,625 +25% 2,398 $616   $45,315,029 15
2011/08/06 9 $1,800,912 +22% 2,398 $751   $47,115,941 16
2011/08/07 8 $1,410,346 -22% 2,398 $588   $48,526,287 17
2011/08/08 8 $717,504 -49% 2,398 $299   $49,243,791 18
2011/08/09 8 $862,606 +20% 2,398 $360   $50,106,397 19
2011/08/10 9 $597,976 -31% 2,398 $249   $50,704,373 20
2011/08/11 9 $528,509 -12% 2,398 $220   $51,232,882 21
2011/08/12 13 $582,119 +10% 1,294 $450   $51,815,001 22
2011/08/13 13 $718,423 +23% 1,294 $555   $52,533,424 23
2011/08/14 13 $545,913 -24% 1,294 $422   $53,079,337 24
2011/08/15 13 $279,527 -49% 1,294 $216   $53,358,864 25
2011/08/16 13 $326,937 +17% 1,294 $253   $53,685,801 26
2011/08/17 13 $252,806 -23% 1,294 $195   $53,938,607 27
2011/08/18 13 $239,868 -5% 1,294 $185   $54,178,475 28
2011/08/19 - $168,185 -30% 413 $407   $54,346,660 29
2011/08/20 - $218,964 +30% 413 $530   $54,565,624 30
2011/08/21 - $146,521 -33% 413 $355   $54,712,145 31
2011/08/22 - $71,297 -51% 413 $173   $54,783,442 32
2011/08/23 - $85,307 +20% 413 $207   $54,868,749 33
2011/08/24 - $66,171 -22% 413 $160   $54,934,920 34
2011/08/25 - $68,461 +3% 413 $166   $55,003,381 35
2011/08/26 - $72,562 +6% 214 $339   $55,075,943 36
2011/08/27 - $90,074 +24% 214 $421   $55,166,017 37
2011/08/28 - $50,685 -44% 214 $237   $55,216,702 38
2011/09/02 - $48,187   161 $299   $55,395,343 43
2011/09/03 - $68,114 +41% 161 $423   $55,463,457 44
2011/09/04 - $76,386 +12% 161 $474   $55,539,843 45
2011/09/05 43 $34,486 -55% 161 $214   $55,574,329 46
2011/09/09 - $27,090   114 $238   $55,653,645 50
2011/09/10 - $35,023 +29% 114 $307   $55,688,668 51
2011/09/11 - $16,332 -53% 114 $143   $55,705,000 52
2011/09/16 - $21,368   96 $223   $55,761,408 57
2011/09/17 - $29,235 +37% 96 $305   $55,790,643 58
2011/09/18 - $12,111 -59% 96 $126   $55,802,754 59

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/22 3 $18,622,150   2,926 $6,364   $18,622,150 3
2011/07/29 6 $9,275,692 -50% 2,926 $3,170   $38,175,973 10
2011/08/05 8 $4,687,883 -49% 2,398 $1,955   $48,526,287 17
2011/08/12 13 $1,846,455 -61% 1,294 $1,427   $53,079,337 24
2011/08/19 20 $533,670 -71% 413 $1,292   $54,712,145 31
2011/08/26 30 $213,321 -60% 214 $997   $55,216,702 38
2011/09/02 39 $192,687 -10% 161 $1,197   $55,539,843 45
2011/09/09 48 $78,445 -59% 114 $688   $55,705,000 52
2011/09/16 47 $62,714 -20% 96 $653   $55,802,754 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/4/20115207,473 207,473$3,524,966$3,524,9661
12/11/20118192,429-7% 399,902$3,325,173$6,850,1392
12/18/201112167,934-13% 567,836$3,261,278$10,111,4183
12/25/201116185,076+10% 752,912$3,581,221$13,692,6384
1/1/20121391,619-50% 844,531$1,248,767$14,941,4055
1/8/20121465,355-29% 909,886$1,181,618$16,123,0246
1/15/20122237,775-42% 947,661$699,593$16,822,6177
1/29/20122815,883 980,302$299,871$17,438,2089

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/4/2011946,455 46,455$1,160,901$1,160,9011
12/11/20111160,208+30% 106,663$1,503,406$2,664,3072
1/1/20121826,803 185,104$669,274$4,622,9875

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