Funny People

Funny People poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $51,855,045Details
International Box Office $20,025,260
Worldwide Box Office $71,880,305
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $15,160,362 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $15,160,362
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 FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
68% - Fresh
Audience
48% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$72,500,000
Theatrical Release: July 31st, 2009 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: November 24th, 2009 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R For language and crude sexual humor throughout, and some sexuality
Keywords: Terminal Illness
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Judd Apatow, Madison 23

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Funny People, Depressed Box Office

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Weekend Estimates: Funny People Wins Weekend

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Cast

Adam Sandler    George Simmons
Seth Rogen    Ira Wright
Leslie Mann    Laura
Eric Bana    Clarke
Jonah Hill    Leo Loenig
Jason Schwartzman    Jackson
Aubrey Plaza    Daisy Danby
RZA    Chuck
Iris Apatow    Ingrid
Maude Apatow    Mable
Torsten Voges    Lars
Allan Wasserman    Dr. Stevens
Aziz Ansari    Randy

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Judd Apatow
Screenwriter    Judd Apatow
Producer    Judd Apatow
Producer    Clayton Townsend
Producer    Barry Mendel
Executive Producer    Seth Rogen
Executive Producer    Evan Goldberg
Executive Producer    Jack Giarraputo
Co-Producer    Andrew Jay Cohen
Co-Producer    Brendan O'Brien
Cinematographer    Janusz Kaminski
Editor    Brent White
Editor    Craig Alpert
Composer    Jason Schwartzman
Composer    Michael Andrews
Music Supervisor    Jonathan Karp
Production Designer    Jefferson Sage
Art Director    James Truesdale
Set Designer    Aric Cheng
Set Designer    William J. Law III
Set Decorator    Leslie A. Pope
Costume Designer    Nancy Steiner
Costume Designer    Betsy Heimann
Sound    John Pritchett
Supervising Sound Editor    George Anderson
Re-recording Mixer    Scott Millan
Re-recording Mixer    David Parker
Associate Producer    Lisa Yadavaia
Assistant Director    Matt Rebenkoff
Additional Editing    Alan Baumgarten
Casting    Allison Jones

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/07/31 1 $8,690,230   3,007 $2,890   $8,690,230 1
2009/08/01 1 $7,352,115 -15% 3,007 $2,445   $16,042,345 2
2009/08/02 1 $6,615,435 -10% 3,007 $2,200   $22,657,780 3
2009/08/03 1 $3,112,245 -53% 3,007 $1,035   $25,770,025 4
2009/08/04 1 $2,691,265 -14% 3,007 $895   $28,461,290 5
2009/08/05 3 $2,150,005 -20% 3,007 $715   $30,611,295 6
2009/08/06 3 $1,940,025 -10% 3,007 $645   $32,551,320 7
2009/08/07 4 $2,601,920 +34% 3,008 $865   $35,153,240 8
2009/08/08 5 $2,932,995 +13% 3,008 $975   $38,086,235 9
2009/08/09 5 $2,451,520 -16% 3,008 $815   $40,537,755 10
2009/08/10 5 $1,218,275 -50% 3,008 $405   $41,756,030 11
2009/08/11 5 $1,204,505 -1% 3,008 $400   $42,960,535 12
2009/08/12 5 $1,022,335 -15% 3,008 $340   $43,982,870 13
2009/08/13 6 $916,995 -10% 3,008 $305   $44,899,865 14
2009/08/14 10 $943,555 +3% 2,584 $365   $45,843,420 15
2009/08/15 10 $1,175,720 +25% 2,584 $455   $47,019,140 16
2009/08/16 10 $891,480 -24% 2,584 $345   $47,910,620 17
2009/08/17 11 $452,200 -49% 2,584 $175   $48,362,820 18
2009/08/18 11 $477,945 +6% 2,584 $185   $48,840,765 19
2009/08/19 11 $413,440 -13% 2,584 $160   $49,254,205 20
2009/08/20 11 $374,680 -9% 2,584 $145   $49,628,885 21
2009/08/21 - $293,580 -22% 932 $315   $49,922,465 22
2009/08/22 - $381,995 +30% 932 $410   $50,304,460 23
2009/08/23 - $246,980 -35% 932 $265   $50,551,440 24
2009/08/24 - $116,335 -53% 932 $125   $50,667,775 25
2009/08/25 - $121,005 +4% 932 $130   $50,788,780 26
2009/08/26 - $107,335 -11% 932 $115   $50,896,115 27
2009/08/27 - $97,860 -9% 932 $105   $50,993,975 28
2009/08/28 - $101,185 +3% 413 $245   $51,095,160 29
2009/08/29 - $146,615 +45% 413 $355   $51,241,775 30
2009/08/30 - $82,595 -44% 413 $200   $51,324,370 31
2009/08/31 - $37,170 -55% 413 $90   $51,361,540 32
2009/09/01 - $37,345 n/c 413 $90   $51,398,885 33
2009/09/02 - $32,995 -12% 413 $80   $51,431,880 34
2009/09/03 - $34,985 +6% 413 $85   $51,466,865 35
2009/09/04 - $46,620 +33% 252 $185   $51,513,485 36
2009/09/05 - $59,220 +27% 252 $235   $51,572,705 37
2009/09/06 - $64,255 +9% 252 $255   $51,636,960 38
2009/09/07 35 $42,840 -33% 252 $170   $51,679,800 39
2009/09/08 - $17,640 -59% 252 $70   $51,697,440 40
2009/09/09 - $15,055 -15% 252 $60   $51,712,495 41
2009/09/10 - $13,825 -8% 252 $55   $51,726,320 42
2009/09/11 - $26,925 +95% 174 $155   $51,753,245 43
2009/09/12 - $39,150 +45% 174 $225   $51,792,395 44
2009/09/13 - $21,795 -44% 174 $125   $51,814,190 45
2009/09/14 - $10,440 -52% 174 $60   $51,824,630 46
2009/09/15 - $11,310 +8% 174 $65   $51,835,940 47
2009/09/16 - $9,570 -15% 174 $55   $51,845,510 48
2009/09/17 - $9,535 n/c 174 $55   $51,855,045 49

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/07/31 1 $22,657,780   3,007 $7,535   $22,657,780 3
2009/08/07 5 $7,986,435 -65% 3,008 $2,655   $40,537,755 10
2009/08/14 10 $3,010,755 -62% 2,584 $1,165   $47,910,620 17
2009/08/21 17 $922,555 -69% 932 $990   $50,551,440 24
2009/08/28 26 $330,395 -64% 413 $800   $51,324,370 31
2009/09/04 35 $170,095 -49% 252 $675   $51,636,960 38
2009/09/11 40 $87,870 -48% 174 $505   $51,814,190 45

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/29/200923195,893 195,893$3,498,649$3,498,6491
12/6/200916102,671-48% 298,564$2,061,480$5,560,1292
12/13/200929123,610+20% 422,174$2,563,239$8,123,3673
12/20/20093077,411-37% 499,585$1,604,560$9,727,9274
1/3/20102926,552 599,204$436,634$11,678,3346

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