Friends with Kids

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,251,073Details
International Box Office $3,734,579
Worldwide Box Office $10,985,652
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,559,412 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $557,501 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,116,913
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

An ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their friends' relationships and wonder if there’s a better way. They decide to have a kid together - and date other people.

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Movie Details

Theatrical Release: March 9th, 2012 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions
Video Release: July 17th, 2012 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and language.
(Rating bulletin 2211, 2/22/2012)
Keywords: Unexpected Families, Unconventional Pregnancies, Delayed Adulthood, Romance, Relationships Gone Wrong, Relationship Advice, Ensemble, Directing Yourself, Improvised, Prologue, Intertitle, Screenplay Written By the Star
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Blu-ray Sales: Begins in First, Knight Rises to Top

There were quite a few new releases to reach the Blu-ray sales chart this week, including three in the top five. However, the top two spots were held by holdovers: Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Batman Begins sold 313,000 units / $3.11 million for the week for approximate total sales of 1.8 million units / $23 million. The Dark Knight sold 280,000 units and generating just under $6.00 million for the week and has now sold 7.3 million units sold and generated $116 million in total revenue. It is very likely the best-selling Blu-ray of all time overtaking Avatar, although Avatar did generate more total revenue. (Unfortunately, it started on Blu-ray while the market was small enough that there's uncertainty with early numbers.) More...

DVD Sales: Number One for Three

New releases dominated the DVD sales chart taking three of the top five spots and six of the top eleven. This includes a new number one film, The Three Stooges, which sold 378,000 units while generating $7.55 million in opening week revenue. This is a good start compared to its theatrical run, but not a great start. Additionally, it didn't have a strong theatrical run, so this is more damning it with faint praise. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 24th, 2012

I'm getting tired of saying this, but it is a slow week on the home market. There is one prime release, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season One on Blu-ray, which is currently leading this week's new releases, according to Amazon.com. The second best selling new release is Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Series 5 on DVD. It's a good show, but it is a British Import and these rarely make an impact on the chart. Third best selling new release? Game of Thrones. This is the third or fourth time the first season of this TV show has been "released" on the home market. I don't know why they are doing this, but it is getting annoying. There are not a lot of contenders for Pick of the Week either. Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Blu-ray and Star Trek: The Next Generation are the two leading contenders. While ST:TNG became an amazing series, it started out weak, so Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the better choice, but both are easily worth picking up. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 17th, 2012

It's broken record time. As is usual for this time of year, it is a slow week on the home market. There are two first run releases coming out, Lockout and The Three Stooges, but neither film was a box office hit. On the other hand, there are a number of catalogue titles (Singin' In the Rain); limited releases (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen); and TV on DVD releases (Sanctuary: The Complete Fourth Season). All three of those releases are contenders for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with Leverage: Season Four. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Friends with Kids

Friends with Kids had a lot of pre-release buzz, especially for a limited release. It was written, directed, and starred Jennifer Westfeldt. It also stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm, and others. It opened in several hundred theaters, but it only did okay business during its opening weekend and its per theater average sunk the second week. Granted, it made more than $7 million during its run, which is a great number for a limited release, but below expectations. Is the film's quality the same? Is it good, but below expectations? More...

Games Redeem Per Theater Chart

There were only two films in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart, but the number one film was massive. The Hunger Games not only took top spot on the overall chart, but it earned an average of $36,871, which was more than double its nearest competitor. Second place went to The Raid: Redemption with an average of $15,270 in 14 theaters. This suggests some potential for expansion, while it should reach at least one major milestone before its theatrical run is done. More...

Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181. More...

Footnote Dreaming of Success on the Per Theater Chart

Footnote led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $23,764 in two theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was right behind with an average of $21,018, also in two theaters. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was playing in a lot more theaters, but it managed an average of $12,550 in 18 theaters. Even more impressively, it saw growth from Friday to Sunday of 85%, which is amazing for a new release. This bodes very well for its long term potential. Finally, the overall box office leader, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, rounded out the $10,000 club with an average of $10,370. More...

Friends with Limited Releases

There are plenty of limited releases on this week's list, including a couple that earned some strong pre-release buzz. One of these, Friends with Kids is opening in close to 400 theaters, which is a huge amount for a limited release. It will certainly be the biggest limited release at the box office, but I'm not sure how well it will do on the per theater chart. There are a few films earning amazing reviews, including Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Footnote, and Sound of Noise. I'm not sure any have what it takes to expand significantly, but hopefully at least one of them will find a receptive audience in limited release. More...

Cast

Adam Scott    Jason Fryman
Jennifer Westfeldt    Jennifer Keller
Jon Hamm    Ben
Kristen Wiig    Missy
Maya Rudolph    Leslie
Chris O'Dowd    Alex
Megan Fox    Mary Jane
Edward Burns    Kurt

Production and Technical Credits

Casting    Bernard Telsey
Casting Director    Tiffany Little Canfield
Music Supervisor    Randall Poster
Music Supervisor    Stephanie Diaz-Matos
Composer    Marcelo Zarvos
Costume Designer    Melissa Bruning
Production Designer    Ray Kluga
Editor    Tara Timpone
Cinematographer    William Rexer II
Associate Producer    Missy Yager
Associate Producer    Christine Kim
Co-Producer    Kathryn Dean
Executive Producer    Mike Nichols
Executive Producer    John Sloss
Executive Producer    Lucy Barzun Donnelly
Executive Producer    Joe Gatta
Producer    Jennifer Westfeldt
Producer    Jon Hamm
Producer    Joshua Astrachan
Producer    Jake Kasdan
Producer    Riza Aziz
Producer    Joey McFarland
Screenwriter    Jennifer Westfeldt
Director    Jennifer Westfeldt

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/09 - $595,349   369 $1,613   $595,349 1
2012/03/10 - $912,260 +53% 369 $2,472   $1,507,609 2
2012/03/11 - $511,474 -44% 369 $1,386   $2,019,083 3
2012/03/12 - $161,531 -68% 369 $438   $2,180,614 4
2012/03/13 - $206,204 +28% 369 $559   $2,386,818 5
2012/03/14 - $168,961 -18% 369 $458   $2,555,779 6
2012/03/15 - $174,203 +3% 369 $472   $2,729,982 7
2012/03/16 - $457,287 +163% 640 $715   $3,187,269 8
2012/03/17 - $609,188 +33% 640 $952   $3,796,457 9
2012/03/18 - $388,086 -36% 640 $606   $4,184,543 10
2012/03/19 13 $114,457 -71% 640 $179   $4,299,000 11
2012/03/20 12 $153,481 +34% 640 $240   $4,452,481 12
2012/03/21 13 $127,251 -17% 640 $199   $4,579,732 13
2012/03/22 13 $116,949 -8% 640 $183   $4,696,681 14
2012/03/23 15 $225,961 +93% 558 $405   $4,922,642 15
2012/03/24 13 $390,664 +73% 558 $700   $5,313,306 16
2012/03/25 13 $206,217 -47% 558 $370   $5,519,523 17
2012/03/26 14 $70,825 -66% 558 $127   $5,590,348 18
2012/03/27 11 $105,965 +50% 558 $190   $5,696,313 19
2012/03/28 14 $83,447 -21% 558 $150   $5,779,760 20
2012/03/29 14 $86,115 +3% 558 $154   $5,865,875 21
2012/03/30 - $132,482 +54% 306 $433   $5,998,357 22
2012/03/31 - $213,722 +61% 306 $698   $6,212,079 23
2012/04/01 - $113,822 -47% 306 $372   $6,325,901 24
2012/04/02 - $34,410 -70% 306 $112   $6,360,311 25
2012/04/03 - $57,507 +67% 306 $188   $6,417,818 26
2012/04/04 - $38,429 -33% 306 $126   $6,456,247 27
2012/04/05 - $46,812 +22% 306 $153   $6,503,059 28
2012/04/06 - $79,565 +70% 207 $384   $6,582,624 29
2012/04/07 - $89,879 +13% 207 $434   $6,672,503 30
2012/04/08 - $55,749 -38% 207 $269   $6,728,252 31
2012/04/09 - $26,673 -52% 207 $129   $6,754,925 32
2012/04/10 - $32,310 +21% 207 $156   $6,787,235 33
2012/04/11 - $27,292 -16% 207 $132   $6,814,527 34
2012/04/12 - $28,601 +5% 207 $138   $6,843,128 35
2012/04/13 - $36,985 +29% 113 $327   $6,880,113 36
2012/04/14 - $60,182 +63% 113 $533   $6,940,295 37
2012/04/15 - $29,869 -50% 113 $264   $6,970,164 38
2012/04/16 - $9,158 -69% 113 $81   $6,979,322 39
2012/04/17 - $15,259 +67% 113 $135   $6,994,581 40
2012/04/18 - $11,524 -24% 113 $102   $7,006,105 41
2012/04/19 - $12,128 +5% 113 $107   $7,018,233 42
2012/04/20 - $20,346 +68% 82 $248   $7,038,579 43
2012/04/21 - $32,310 +59% 82 $394   $7,070,889 44
2012/04/22 - $19,070 -41% 82 $233   $7,089,959 45
2012/04/23 - $6,776 -64% 82 $83   $7,096,735 46
2012/04/24 - $10,340 +53% 82 $126   $7,107,075 47
2012/04/25 - $7,799 -25% 82 $95   $7,114,874 48
2012/04/26 - $8,497 +9% 82 $104   $7,123,371 49
2012/04/27 - $10,416 +23% 53 $197   $7,133,787 50
2012/04/28 - $15,226 +46% 53 $287   $7,149,013 51
2012/04/29 - $6,553 -57% 53 $124   $7,155,566 52
2012/05/04 - $5,526   34 $163   $7,174,763 57
2012/05/05 - $6,942 +26% 34 $204   $7,181,705 58
2012/05/06 - $3,635 -48% 34 $107   $7,185,340 59
2012/05/11 - $4,455   36 $124   $7,197,857 64
2012/05/12 - $5,769 +29% 36 $160   $7,203,626 65
2012/05/13 - $3,174 -45% 36 $88   $7,206,800 66
2012/05/14 - $1,706 -46% 36 $47   $7,208,506 67
2012/05/15 - $2,481 +45% 36 $69   $7,210,987 68
2012/05/16 - $2,063 -17% 36 $57   $7,213,050 69
2012/05/17 - $2,505 +21% 36 $70   $7,215,555 70
2012/05/18 - $2,893 +15% 25 $116   $7,218,448 71
2012/05/19 - $4,360 +51% 25 $174   $7,222,808 72
2012/05/20 - $3,702 -15% 25 $148   $7,226,510 73
2012/05/21 - $1,420 -62% 25 $57   $7,227,930 74
2012/05/22 - $1,336 -6% 25 $53   $7,229,266 75
2012/05/23 - $1,868 +40% 25 $75   $7,231,134 76
2012/05/24 - $1,625 -13% 25 $65   $7,232,759 77
2012/05/28 - $508   6 $85   $7,233,267 81
2012/05/29 - $48 -91% 6 $8   $7,233,315 82
2012/05/30 - $77 +60% 6 $13   $7,233,392 83
2012/05/31 - $127 +65% 6 $21   $7,233,519 84
2012/06/01 - $849 +569% 8 $106   $7,243,719 85
2012/06/02 - $1,206 +42% 8 $151   $7,244,925 86
2012/06/03 - $807 -33% 8 $101   $7,245,732 87
2012/06/08 - $618   5 $124   $7,248,685 92
2012/06/09 - $576 -7% 5 $115   $7,249,261 93
2012/06/10 - $826 +43% 5 $165   $7,250,087 94
2012/06/11 - $236 -71% 5 $47   $7,250,323 95
2012/06/12 - $253 +7% 5 $51   $7,250,576 96
2012/06/13 - $379 +50% 5 $76   $7,250,955 97
2012/06/14 - $118 -69% 5 $24   $7,251,073 98

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/09 13 $2,019,083   369 $5,472   $2,019,083 3
2012/03/16 13 $1,454,561 -28% 640 $2,273   $4,184,543 10
2012/03/23 15 $822,842 -43% 558 $1,475   $5,519,523 17
2012/03/30 15 $460,026 -44% 306 $1,503   $6,325,901 24
2012/04/06 22 $225,193 -51% 207 $1,088   $6,728,252 31
2012/04/13 31 $127,036 -44% 113 $1,124   $6,970,164 38
2012/04/20 41 $71,726 -44% 82 $875   $7,089,959 45
2012/04/27 56 $32,195 -55% 53 $607   $7,155,566 52
2012/05/04 60 $16,103 -50% 34 $474   $7,185,340 59
2012/05/11 65 $13,398 -17% 36 $372   $7,206,800 66
2012/05/18 62 $10,955 -18% 25 $438   $7,226,510 73
2012/06/01 85 $2,862   8 $358   $7,245,732 87
2012/06/08 88 $2,020 -29% 5 $404   $7,250,087 94

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/22/20121173,621 73,621$1,144,807$1,144,8071
7/29/20122035,903-51% 109,524$546,803$1,691,6092
8/5/20122228,420-21% 137,944$427,153$2,118,7623
8/12/20122713,184-54% 151,128$207,912$2,326,6744

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