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Going the Distance (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,804,299Details
International Box Office $25,799,691
Worldwide Box Office $43,603,990
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Synopsis

Erin's wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning. Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York City. But when six weeks of romping through the city inadvertently become meaningful, neither is sure they want it to end. And while Garrett's friends Box and Dan joke about his pre-flight calorie-cutting and his full-time relationship with his cell phone, they don't like losing their best drinking buddy to yet another rocky romance. At the same time, Erin's high-strung, overprotective married sister, Corinne, wants to keep Erin from heading down an all-too-familiar road. But despite the opposite coasts, the nay-saying friends and family, and a few unexpected temptations, the couple just might have found something like love, and with the help of a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
53% - Rotten
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$32,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 3rd, 2010 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: November 30th, 2010 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity
(Rating bulletin 2116, 4/14/2010)
Running Time: 109 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, Relationship Advice, Long Distance Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Offspring Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,837 $14,177 Oct 15, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,140 $65,478 Oct 8, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,104 $39,284 Oct 1, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,155 $248,174 Sep 24, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,363 $1,355,246 Sep 17, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,627 $3,788,222 Sep 10, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,398 $6,884,964 Sep 3, 2010 3
Widest Opening Weekend 797 3,030 Sep 3, 2010 3

Cast

   Erin
   Garrett
Charlie Day    Dan
Jason Sudeikis    Box
Christina Applegate    Corinne
Ron Livingston    Will
Oliver Jackson-Cohen    Damon
Jim Gaffigan    Phil
Natalie Morales    Brandy
Kelli Garner    10
June Diane Raphael    Karen
Rob Riggle    Ron
Sarah Burns    Harper
Terry Beaver    Professor
Matt Servitto    Hugh
Leighton Meester    Amy
Tuffy Questell    Airport TSA Agent
Charlie Hewson    Douchebag
Taylor Schwencke    Maya
Mike Birbiglia    Toby the Waiter
Meredith Hagner    Tanning Salon Employee
Benita Robledo    Diner Waitress
Stink Fisher    23
Kristen Schaal    Female Bartender
Graham Davie    Zach
Zach Page    Zander
Mick Hazen    Zeff
Sean Gustavus Tarjyoto    Awkward Nern
David Bologna    Fame Boy
Cass Bugge    Girlfriend
Sandie Rosa    Girlfiend
Adam Harrison    The Boxer Rebelion
Piers Hewitt    Boxer Rebellian
Todd Howe    Boxer Rebellian
Samantha Futerman    Very Young Intern
Natalie Knepp    Very Young Intern
Happy Anderson    Terry
Sondra James    Elderly Woman
Maya Morris    Not it Girl
Jennifer Bronstein    Not It Girl
Maria Conte Di Angelis    Receptionist
Ethan F. Hamburg    Newsroom Co-Worker
Anna Gorecky    Diesel Records Secretary
Josephene-Dana April Micari    Diesel Records Secretary
Loretta Fox    Sandy
Carole Raphaelle Davis    Carman
Ron Bottitta    Creepy Guy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Geoff LuTulippe
Producer    Adam Shankman
Producer    Jennifer Gibgot
Producer    Garrett Grant
Executive Producer    Dave Neustradter
Executive Producer    Richard Brener
Executive Producer    Michael Disco
Director of Photography    Eric Steelberg
Editor    Peter Teschner

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/03 5 $6,884,964   3,030 $2,272   $6,884,964 3
2010/09/10 5 $3,788,222 -45% 3,030 $1,250   $13,952,322 10
2010/09/17 13 $1,355,246 -64% 2,007 $675   $16,771,305 17
2010/09/24 27 $248,174 -82% 475 $522   $17,538,720 24
2010/10/01 56 $39,284 -84% 121 $325   $17,666,423 31
2010/10/08 43 $65,478 +67% 196 $334   $17,748,027 38
2010/10/15 68 $14,177 -78% 58 $244   $17,797,316 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/03 5 $2,229,382   3,030 $736   $2,229,382 1
2010/09/04 6 $2,388,065 +7% 3,030 $788   $4,617,447 2
2010/09/05 6 $2,267,517 -5% 3,030 $748   $6,884,964 3
2010/09/06 5 $1,623,326 -28% 3,030 $536   $8,508,290 4
2010/09/07 4 $616,264 -62% 3,030 $203   $9,124,554 5
2010/09/08 4 $534,376 -13% 3,030 $176   $9,658,930 6
2010/09/09 4 $505,170 -5% 3,030 $167   $10,164,100 7
2010/09/10 5 $1,289,065 +155% 3,030 $425   $11,453,165 8
2010/09/11 5 $1,619,349 +26% 3,030 $534   $13,072,514 9
2010/09/12 5 $879,808 -46% 3,030 $290   $13,952,322 10
2010/09/13 5 $308,038 -65% 3,030 $102   $14,260,360 11
2010/09/14 5 $451,165 +46% 3,030 $149   $14,711,525 12
2010/09/15 5 $344,391 -24% 3,030 $114   $15,055,916 13
2010/09/16 5 $360,143 +5% 3,030 $119   $15,416,059 14
2010/09/17 12 $459,957 +28% 2,007 $229   $15,876,016 15
2010/09/18 13 $563,939 +23% 2,007 $281   $16,439,955 16
2010/09/19 13 $331,350 -41% 2,007 $165   $16,771,305 17
2010/09/20 12 $117,229 -65% 2,007 $58   $16,888,534 18
2010/09/21 12 $144,397 +23% 2,007 $72   $17,032,931 19
2010/09/22 12 $132,186 -8% 2,007 $66   $17,165,117 20
2010/09/23 12 $125,429 -5% 2,007 $62   $17,290,546 21
2010/09/24 - $84,380 -33% 475 $178   $17,374,926 22
2010/09/25 - $107,333 +27% 475 $226   $17,482,259 23
2010/09/26 - $56,461 -47% 475 $119   $17,538,720 24
2010/09/27 - $21,056 -63% 475 $44   $17,559,776 25
2010/09/28 - $23,477 +11% 475 $49   $17,583,253 26
2010/09/29 - $21,834 -7% 475 $46   $17,605,087 27
2010/09/30 - $22,052 +1% 475 $46   $17,627,139 28
2010/10/01 - $12,663 -43% 121 $105   $17,639,802 29
2010/10/02 - $17,757 +40% 121 $147   $17,657,559 30
2010/10/03 - $8,864 -50% 121 $73   $17,666,423 31
2010/10/04 - $3,657 -59% 121 $30   $17,670,080 32
2010/10/05 - $4,142 +13% 121 $34   $17,674,222 33
2010/10/06 - $3,928 -5% 121 $32   $17,678,150 34
2010/10/07 - $4,399 +12% 121 $36   $17,682,549 35
2010/10/08 - $20,294 +361% 196 $104   $17,702,843 36
2010/10/09 - $26,152 +29% 196 $133   $17,728,995 37
2010/10/10 - $19,032 -27% 196 $97   $17,748,027 38
2010/10/11 - $9,750 -49% 196 $50   $17,757,777 39
2010/10/12 - $9,390 -4% 196 $48   $17,767,167 40
2010/10/13 - $7,870 -16% 196 $40   $17,775,037 41
2010/10/14 - $8,102 +3% 196 $41   $17,783,139 42
2010/10/15 - $4,463 -45% 58 $77   $17,787,602 43
2010/10/16 - $5,612 +26% 58 $97   $17,793,214 44
2010/10/17 - $4,102 -27% 58 $71   $17,797,316 45
2010/10/18 - $1,301 -68% 58 $22   $17,798,617 46
2010/10/19 - $1,643 +26% 58 $28   $17,800,260 47
2010/10/20 - $2,288 +39% 58 $39   $17,802,548 48
2010/10/21 - $1,751 -23% 58 $30   $17,804,299 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/09/03 4 $10,164,100   3,030 $3,354   $10,164,100 7
2010/09/10 5 $5,251,959 -48% 3,030 $1,733   $15,416,059 14
2010/09/17 12 $1,874,487 -64% 2,007 $934   $17,290,546 21
2010/09/24 28 $336,593 -82% 475 $709   $17,627,139 28
2010/10/01 55 $55,410 -84% 121 $458   $17,682,549 35
2010/10/08 43 $100,590 +82% 196 $513   $17,783,139 42
2010/10/15 67 $21,160 -79% 58 $365   $17,804,299 49

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