The Game Plan

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $90,648,202Details
International Box Office $55,942,785
Worldwide Box Office $146,590,987
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $52,344,803 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $52,344,803
Further financial details...

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


Boston-based pro football team, The Rebels, are chasing their long-awaited championship. Their victorious quarterback, Joe "The King" Kingman has been living the ultimate bachelor fantasy: he's cool, rich, famous and the life of every party - and there are a lot of parties. But his dream is suddenly sacked for a loss when he discovers Peyton, the daughter he never knew existed, on his doorstep. Now, just as his career is soaring, Joe must learn to juggle his old lifestyle of parties, practices and dates with supermodels while tackling the new challenges of ballet, bedtime stories and baby dolls - all without fumbling.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
28% - Rotten
70% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$22,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 22nd, 2007 (Sneak Peek) by Walt Disney
September 28th, 2007 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: January 22nd, 2008 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements
Keywords: Football, Unexpected Families
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Mayhem Pictures

International Details - Forbidden Falls from the Top

The release of Iron Man hit The Forbidden Kingdom knocking it into second place with $9.63 million on 2062 screens in 11 markets for a total of $40.51 million. The film had no major openings, but it did make $1.10 million on 398 screens over the weekend in South Korea for a total of $5.63 million. More...

International Details - Goodbye to the Top Five

Bienvenue Chez les Ch'its, a.k.a. Welcome to the Sticks, remained in first place in France with $4.79 million on 867 screens over the weekend for a total of $175.67 million after 8. However, it fell out of the top five internationally with $5.33 million on 963 screens in 4 markets for a total of $187.13 million. In its native market, the film has ticket sales of 19.25 million putting it about three weeks away from topping Titanic's record of 20.64 million while it is closing in on $200 million internationally. Both of those are amazing records, and the film is hardly showing signs of slowing down. More...

International Details - Island Scores Solid Sixth in Debut

Nim's Island made its first push onto the international chart landing in sixth place with $4.53 million on 970 screens in 7 markets for a very early total of $5.64 million. The film opened in first place in Italy with $1.71 million on 304 screens while it expanded into fourth place in Australia with $780,000 on 196 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.69 million after two. The film also made its debut in France with $1.65 million on 399 screens, which was only enough for fifth place. Nim's Island is using a graduated release schedule and doesn't have a major opening for the rest of the month. On the other hand, it has major openings practically every month right through till the end of summer. More...

International Details - 10,000 Scores a Solid Sixth Place

No new openings left 10,000 B.C. tumbling from second to sixth, but it still pulled in $5.83 million on 4302 screens in 61 markets for a total of $155.16 million. This is substantially more than it made stateside while it is about a week away from $250 million worldwide. More...

International Details - Step Up Falls Down and Out of the Top Five

Step Up 2 The Streets fell more than 40% last weekend while dropping out of the top five. This was mainly due to the lack of major openings, while its holdover results were merely average. In the U.K. it was down 42% to $2.74 million on 351 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.32 million and in Australia it was down 44% to $1.31 million on 188 screens lifting its total to $5.10 million after two. Overall it added $7.38 million on 1615 screens in 27 markets for a total of $53.21 million, which was enough to lift its worldwide total to more than $100 million. More...

International Details - Men Still Not Getting Old

No Country For Old Men remained in sixth place with $4.92 million on 1660 screens in 44 markets for a total of $68.25 million. The film ended its international run in Japan where it earned $492,000 on 41, but it missed the top ten there. Perhaps it can expand there. More...

International Details - Dozens of Countries for Old Men

No Country For Old Men slipped out of the top five but still added $7.07 million on 1881 screens in 47 markets for a total of $60.56 million. It is on track to top its domestic box office shortly, which would give it $150 million worldwide. More...

DVD Rentals - One, Baby, One

Like on the sales chart, there were eight new releases to chart this week, but not the same eight releases, nor did they finish in the same order. For instance, Gone, Baby, Gone topped the charts with $8.87 million. More...

DVD Rentals - Hat Trick for Game Plan

There were plenty of new releases to chart this week on the rental chart, but The Game Plan remained in first place for the third week in a row with $7.41 million for the week and $26.08 million after three. More...

DVD Rentals - Doubleheader for Game

The Game Plan repeated as champion on the rental charts this week with $8.45 million for the week and $18.67 million in total. More...

DVD Sales - Game Goes Into Overtime

There were no shortage of new releases last week, but The Game Plan remained on top of the DVD sales chart with 416,000 units sold for a two-week total of 1.58 million. More...

DVD Rentals - Rock\'s Got Game

Like it did on the sales chart, the new release, The Game Plan, was able to lead all rentals with an opening of $10.22 million. More...

DVD Sales - The Man With the Plan

The Game Plan led all new releases and all holdovers to top this week's sales chart with 1.16 million units sold for opening week revenue just a hair shy of $20.00 million. More...

DVD Releases for January 22, 2008

More than 40 releases made it on to this week's list, however, after reviewing the whole selection, there's a real weakness at the top. There are plenty worth renting a more than a few worth picking up, but none that leap out and demand to be chosen the DVD Pick of the Week. Hopefully that will change next week. More...

International Details - Elizabeth a Little More Golden Overseas

Elizabeth: The Golden Age nearly reached the top five with $5.79 million on 1579 screens in 12 markets for a total of $21.80 million. This includes a first place, $1.89 million opening on 470 screens in Russia, while the film added $933,000 on 394 screens in the U.K. for a total of $8.40 million so far. More...

International Details - Stardust still Ascending

Stardust fell out of the top five, but still added $5.80 million on 2327 screens in 48 markets lifting its running tally to $83.50 million. Its best market remained the U.K. where it climbed a spot to second place with $2.66 million on 459 screens for a total of $23.59 million. The film has no major openings left, but $100 million internationally is still within reach. More...

International Details - Surf\'s Time is Not Up

Surf's Up grew by 77% in France adding $3.44 million on 628 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.36 million in total. This growth was due to the Toussaint holiday while it was enough to lift the film's weekend box office to $5.84 million on 1996 screens in 32 markets for a total of $72.34 million. The film has yet to open in Scandinavia as well as Japan and should hit $100 million internationally before it is done, which is significantly more than the $58.87 million it earned domestically, but not enough to show a profit just yet. More...

Gangsters are Busy Bees at the Box Office

November got the box office back on track as a record-breaking opening for Denzel Washington and Russel Crowe, (and for that matter, Jerry Seinfeld), helped the overall box office earn $134 million over the weekend. That's 33% higher than the last weekend, but more importantly, it was 4% more than the same weekend last year. That growth doesn't even keep up with the growth in ticket prices, (although it is extremely close), however, it does stop the six-week slid we've been experiencing and hopefully this will mean bigger business over the holidays. More...

Saw Can\'t Save October

We finally had a massive box office hit at the box office this week as Saw IV lived up to expectations. This helped the overall box office grow to $102 million, which is 6% more than last weekend. However, it was weaker than the same weekend last year by 3%, which stretches the losing streak to 6 weeks. More...

International Details - Superbad Neither Super Nor Bad

Superbad climbed into sixth place with $4.26 million on 1836 screens in 27 markets for a total of $31.79 million. Most of that growth came from Spain where the film debuted in second place with $2.24 million on 350 screens while it also opened in Brazil with $511,000 on 192 screens. The film doesn't have many major markets left to open in, but it has already earned more than most comparable films do during their entire run. More...

Have Audiences Seen Too Much Saw?

It's the last chance for October to make a splash at the box office. On the one hand, Saw IV is opening, and it should be the biggest hit of the Fall so far. On the other hand, it is tracking more weakly than Saw III, which opened this weekend last year. More...

Even Horror Films Can\'t Survive the October of Terrors

It's been more than a month since we've seen the weekend box office numbers top last year's figures. This time around the overall box office was $97 million, which was down 2% from last weekend and 8% from the same weekend last year. So far this fall is behind lasts year's pace by more than 6%, 10% if you are using tickets sold and not dollars. Year to date, on the other hand, is still showing a 6% growth, and up more than $400 million on last year's pace. Even ticket sales are still up a strong 1.4%, so there's no reason to panic just yet, but the recent weakness is still a cause for concern. More...

International Details - Another Bollywood Blockbuster

Bhool Bhulaiyaa became the latest in a long line of Indian films to strike it rich on the international box office as it scored sixth place with $4.59 million on 756 screens in 17 markets. The supernatural comedy even scored a top ten finish in Britain with $600,000 on 45 screens topping a few major Hollywood releases that week. More...

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Will Long Nights Mean Bigger Box Office Numbers?

I miss September. Sure, the box office was weak, but everyone expected it to be weak so it wasn't depressing like it is now. The overall box office has been in a slump the past few weeks, and so has my prediction record. To make matters worse, there are six films opening wide, or semi-wide, which complicates matters when you are trying to predict opening weekends. This level of competition will also hurt the individual films and it is very likely that at least four of them will fail to live up to potential. Which four those are is the question. More...

Why Do We Underestimate Tyler Perry?

October is turning into a nightmare at the box office as all but one new release failed to reach modest expectations. The overall box office did take in $100 million, which was a health 19% increase from the last week. However, that was still 10% lower than the same weekend last year. 2007 is still up 7% from last year, but the fall season is down 5% and if things don't turn around, and soon, it could cast a gloom on the important holiday box office market. More...

Who Will Own the Weekend?

September continues. At least it feels that way at the box office. No one film seems destined for box office glory. For that matter, no film is opening in 2,500 or more theaters, although one film, Michael Clayton is expanding that wide. Without one powerhouse film, there's a wide-open race for first place with three films in the running. At least that should keep people interested in the numbers. More...

September-Like Numbers at the Box Office

September was predictable almost to the point of boredom. However, October got off to a rather shocking, near record-breaking start. Granted, these weren't records that studios want to break, with the overall box office fell 7% from last weekend to just $84 million. Worse yet, that was 24% lower than the same weekend last year. More...

Heartbreak at the Box Office

September may be over, but the box office isn't exactly heating up. There are three wide releases this week (or two, depending on your definition of wide), but only one has a shot at any real box office success. And even that is rather subdued given the film's pedigree. I don't expect things to be significantly different next weekend, or the weekend after that. In fact, the next true hit doesn't come till November. More...

Going as Planned

Well, that was predictable. Nearly every film finished the weekend within $1 million of Thursday's predictions, and the one that missed the mark by the biggest margin was still off by just $3 million. On the one hand, I'm happy our predictions were accurate. On the other hand, it makes it difficult to find something interesting to add. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 23 - September 29, 2007

Another slow week, but at least we have a clear contender for the Weekly Website Award. That site is The Kingdom - Official Site, which combines all the usual features with a good mix of extras as well as enough sound and animation to keep surfers interested. More...

Game Over for September

September ends with little fanfare, but there are a couple of films that should be battling for first place. So while no movie really has a shot at superstardom, the race for first should at least be fun to watch. That said, the overall box office appears weak and will likely not keep pace with last year, making it two weekends in the row of year-to-year declines. Hardly reason to panic after the strong winning streak, but something to watch. More...

Contest - Get Your Game Face On

The last weekend in September brings us what could be the biggest hit of the month, The Game Plan, which is also the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. To win one must simply predict the box office opening for The Game Plan. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win Grindhouse - Death Proof. Meanwhile, to celebrate The Transformers taking to IMAX cinemas, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win Transformers Armada - Battle for the Mini-Cons. In addition, both winners will also win Broken on DVD, which doesn't come out till Tuesday. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2007\'s Winning Streak is in Danger of Going Extinct

September marches on but there are signs of weakness that we haven't really seen since before summer started. The recent winning streak on a year-to-year comparison is likely over as the margin of victory was just 1% last weekend and this week's batch of new releases are much weaker than last year's were. However, it should be noted that 2007 is already a success on many levels and it would take a real collapse during the fall for studios to become worried. More...

2007 Preview: September

After a record-breaking summer, we come to the worst month of the year. There are a few films that look promising, but for the most part the month is filled with projects that should probably never been given the greenlight to begin with. September is a dumping ground for failed projects, and like most similar times of the year, it is crowded with 20 movies that at least have a shot at opening or expanding wide over a period of just four weeks. Five new releases a week is far too many, even if they were all high quality at least half will fail just due to the competition. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 5 - August 11, 2007

Another good week for movie sites with a few sites that either won in the past or could win in the future. This includes this weeks winner, The Brothers Solomon - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 10 - June 16, 2007

There weren't as many websites on this week's list as in the past few weeks, but there were at least three that earned some consideration for the Weekly Website Award. In the end, that honor went to I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 20 - May 26, 2007

Another slow week. If this keeps up I'm going to have to rethink my methodology. Not only were there not as many sites as I would like, there were none that really stood out as award-worthy. The best was Stardust - Official Site, but here I will wait for more of the content to be added before I make a final decision. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - May 20, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Game Plan, Prom Night, Ice Age 3 and more. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/28 1 $6,336,390   3,103 $2,042   $6,336,390 1
2007/09/29 1 $10,361,769 +64% 3,103 $3,339   $16,698,159 2
2007/09/30 1 $6,252,812 -40% 3,103 $2,015   $22,950,971 3
2007/10/01 2 $956,375 -85% 3,103 $308   $23,907,346 4
2007/10/02 2 $916,409 -4% 3,103 $295   $24,823,755 5
2007/10/03 2 $835,223 -9% 3,103 $269   $25,658,978 6
2007/10/04 2 $890,468 +7% 3,103 $287   $26,549,446 7
2007/10/05 2 $4,342,481 +388% 3,105 $1,399   $30,891,927 8
2007/10/06 1 $7,301,977 +68% 3,105 $2,352   $38,193,904 9
2007/10/07 1 $4,964,919 -32% 3,105 $1,599   $43,158,823 10
2007/10/08 1 $2,733,318 -45% 3,105 $880   $45,892,141 11
2007/10/09 3 $703,758 -74% 3,105 $227   $46,595,899 12
2007/10/10 3 $649,994 -8% 3,105 $209   $47,245,893 13
2007/10/11 3 $695,229 +7% 3,105 $224   $47,941,122 14
2007/10/12 4 $3,047,709 +338% 3,128 $974   $50,988,831 15
2007/10/13 2 $5,131,084 +68% 3,128 $1,640   $56,119,915 16
2007/10/14 2 $2,858,712 -44% 3,128 $914   $58,978,627 17
2007/10/15 5 $550,000 -81% 3,128 $176   $59,529,000 18
2007/10/16 6 $460,000 -16% 3,128 $147   $59,989,000 19
2007/10/17 6 $470,000 +2% 3,128 $150   $60,459,000 20
2007/10/18 4 $612,925 +30% 3,128 $196   $61,027,980 21
2007/10/19 3 $2,426,287 +296% 3,301 $735   $63,454,267 22
2007/10/20 3 $3,811,743 +57% 3,301 $1,155   $67,266,010 23
2007/10/21 3 $1,940,616 -49% 3,301 $588   $69,206,626 24
2007/10/22 6 $370,997 -81% 3,301 $112   $69,577,623 25
2007/10/23 7 $370,052 n/c 3,301 $112   $69,947,675 26
2007/10/24 6 $376,461 +2% 3,301 $114   $70,324,136 27
2007/10/25 4 $485,311 +29% 3,301 $147   $70,809,447 28
2007/10/26 4 $1,829,927 +277% 3,342 $548   $72,639,374 29
2007/10/27 3 $2,841,706 +55% 3,342 $850   $75,481,080 30
2007/10/28 4 $1,458,087 -49% 3,342 $436   $76,939,167 31
2007/10/29 6 $306,684 -79% 3,342 $92   $77,245,851 32
2007/10/30 10 $227,849 -26% 3,342 $68   $77,473,700 33
2007/10/31 7 $332,896 +46% 3,342 $100   $77,806,596 34
2007/11/01 8 $297,013 -11% 3,342 $89   $78,103,609 35
2007/11/02 7 $1,068,585 +260% 2,844 $376   $79,172,194 36
2007/11/03 5 $1,922,303 +80% 2,844 $676   $81,094,497 37
2007/11/04 5 $940,603 -51% 2,844 $331   $82,035,100 38
2007/11/05 7 $215,859 -77% 2,844 $76   $82,250,959 39
2007/11/06 5 $344,092 +59% 2,844 $121   $82,595,051 40
2007/11/07 9 $181,346 -47% 2,844 $64   $82,776,397 41
2007/11/08 6 $227,550 +25% 2,844 $80   $83,003,947 42
2007/11/09 8 $657,110 +189% 2,161 $304   $83,661,057 43
2007/11/10 7 $1,136,528 +73% 2,161 $526   $84,797,585 44
2007/11/11 7 $668,484 -41% 2,161 $309   $85,466,069 45
2007/11/12 7 $454,566 -32% 2,161 $210   $85,920,635 46
2007/11/16 11 $324,000   1,374 $236   $86,520,000 50
2007/11/19 11 $113,270   1,374 $82   $87,514,889 53
2007/11/20 11 $152,528 +35% 1,374 $111   $87,667,417 54
2008/01/21 29 $61,293   195 $314   $90,043,270 116
2008/02/18 49 $12,715   111 $115   $90,636,983 144

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/28 1 $22,950,971   3,103 $7,396   $22,950,971 3
2007/10/05 1 $16,609,377 -28% 3,105 $5,349   $43,158,823 10
2007/10/12 2 $11,037,505 -34% 3,128 $3,529   $58,978,627 17
2007/10/19 3 $8,178,646 -26% 3,301 $2,478   $69,206,626 24
2007/10/26 4 $6,129,720 -25% 3,342 $1,834   $76,939,167 31
2007/11/02 5 $3,931,491 -36% 2,844 $1,382   $82,035,100 38
2007/11/09 7 $2,462,122 -37% 2,161 $1,139   $85,466,069 45
2007/11/16 11 $1,205,957 -51% 1,374 $878   $87,401,619 52
2007/11/23 25 $353,011 -71% 425 $831   $88,146,125 59
2007/11/30 28 $153,232 -57% 303 $506   $88,351,021 66
2007/12/07 36 $102,222 -33% 207 $494   $88,492,189 73
2007/12/14 38 $44,547 -56% 125 $356   $88,565,166 80
2007/12/21 41 $25,936 -42% 74 $350   $88,611,551 87
2007/12/28 24 $275,554 +962% 262 $1,052   $89,039,983 94
2008/01/04 25 $226,935 -18% 244 $930   $89,483,471 101
2008/01/11 27 $195,704 -14% 225 $870   $89,726,418 108
2008/01/18 31 $210,988 +8% 195 $1,082   $89,981,977 115
2008/01/25 36 $183,444 -13% 185 $992   $90,263,428 122
2008/02/01 40 $128,928 -30% 170 $758   $90,425,817 129
2008/02/08 43 $98,649 -23% 149 $662   $90,547,946 136
2008/02/15 54 $52,709 -47% 111 $475   $90,624,268 143

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/27/200811,169,146 1,169,146$20,167,768$20,167,7681
2/3/20081419,694-64% 1,588,840$7,130,601$27,298,3702
2/10/20086187,847-55% 1,776,687$3,210,305$30,508,6753
2/17/20089189,921+1% 1,966,608$3,247,649$33,756,3244
2/24/200810100,181-47% 2,066,789$1,717,102$35,473,4265
3/2/20081896,250-4% 2,163,039$1,647,800$37,121,2266
3/9/20081467,766-30% 2,230,805$1,178,451$38,299,6777
3/16/20082361,665-9% 2,292,470$1,059,405$39,359,0828
3/23/200812205,930+234% 2,498,400$3,354,600$42,713,6819
3/30/20082137,628-82% 2,536,028$639,300$43,352,98110
4/6/20082138,874+3% 2,574,902$660,469$44,013,45011
4/13/20082828,691-26% 2,603,593$490,148$44,503,59912
4/27/20083023,601 2,642,735$409,442$45,183,45414
5/4/20083019,522-17% 2,662,257$347,220$45,530,67415

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Dwayne Johnson    Joe Kingman
Madison Pettis    Peyton Kelly
Kyra Sedgwick    Stella Peck
Roselyn Sanchez    Monique Vasquez
Morris Chestnut    Travis Sanders
Hayes MacArthur    Kyle Cooper
Brian White    Jamal Webber
Jamal Duff    Clarence Monroe
Paige Turco    Karen Kelly
Gordon Clapp    Coach Mark Maddox
Katie Nauta    Tatianna
Tubbs    Spike
Robert Torti    Samuel Blake, Jr.
Jackie Flynn    Larry the Doorman
Lauren Storm    Nanny Cindy
Marv Albert    Himself
Boomer Esiason    Himself
Jim Gray    Himself
Stuart O. Scott    Himself
Steven Levy    Himself
Eric Ogbogu    Drake
Christine Lakin    Nichole
Elizabeth Chambers    Kathryn
Brian Currie    Bo the Trainer
Fionna Gallancher    Dr. Converse
Jack Eastland    ER Doctor
Rachel Harker    Mrs. Jensen
Ed Berliner    Rebels PR Manager
Armen Garo    Cabbie
Roger T.S. Dillingham Jr.    Paparazzi
Jay Giannone    Doorman at Club
Tony Renaud    New York Coach
Brianne Crough    Toy Store Ballet Dancer
Kathryn Fiore    Voice of Sara Kelly
Ron Borges    Donald L. Banks
Jay Glazer    John Clayton
Gary Myers    John C. McClain
Jon Saracheno    Chip Namias
T.J. Simers    Steve Serby
Eddie George    Mike Eruzione
Joe Maloof    Gavin Maloof
Wally Szdzerbiak    Paul Pierce
Jo Jo White    Sebastian Telfair
Debbie Connolly    ER Nurse
Lordan Napoli    Toy Store Camille Doll
Yvonne Finnerty    Nanny Yvonne
Kimberly Selby    Barking Crab Waitress
John Duff    Monroe's Brother
Scott Desano    Blake VP

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Andy Fickman
Screenwriter    Nichole Millard
Screenwriter    Kathryn Price
Story by    Nichole Millard
Story Creator    Kathryn Price
Story Creator    Audrey Wells
Producer    Gordon Gray
Producer    Mark Ciardi
Executive Producer    Richard Luke Rothschild
Director of Photography    Greg Gardiner
Production Designer    David J. Bomba
Editor    Michael Jablow
Costume Designer    Genevieve Tyrrell
Composer    Nathan Wang
Music Supervisor    Jennifer Hawks
Casting Director    Sheila Jaffe
Unit Production Manager    Paul Moen
Unit Production Manager    Richard Luke Rothschild
First Assistant Director    Geoff Hansen
Second Assistant Director    Sunday Stevens
Production Manager    Ellen Wolff
Art Director    John R Jensen
Sound Mixer    Pud Cusack