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Half Nelson (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,697,938Details
International Box Office $2,213,787Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,911,725
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,538,323 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,538,323
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 6,636 $2,697,938
All Time International Box Office 4,938 $2,213,787
All Time Worldwide Box Office 7,431 $4,911,725
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 873 $2,697,938
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,136 $2,697,938
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,522 $2,213,787
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 2,206 $4,911,725

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$700,000
Domestic Releases: August 11th, 2006 (Limited) by ThinkFilm
Video Release: February 13th, 2007 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for drug content throughout, language and some sexuality
Comparisons: vs. Drinking Buddies
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,393 $5,488 Dec 8, 2006 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 536 $5,488 Dec 8, 2006 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 379 $1,098 Dec 8, 2006 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 2,295 $489 Dec 1, 2006 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 1,195 $489 Dec 1, 2006 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 963 $489 Dec 1, 2006 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,232 $2,434 Nov 24, 2006 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 990 $2,434 Nov 24, 2006 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,102 $487 Nov 24, 2006 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,096 $6,766 Nov 17, 2006 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 748 $6,766 Nov 17, 2006 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 847 $752 Nov 17, 2006 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 2,195 $10,995 Nov 10, 2006 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 699 $10,995 Nov 10, 2006 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 777 $916 Nov 10, 2006 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 2,764 $6,288 Nov 3, 2006 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,011 $6,288 Nov 3, 2006 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,595 $393 Nov 3, 2006 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 2,545 $20,515 Oct 27, 2006 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 706 $20,515 Oct 27, 2006 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,535 $540 Oct 27, 2006 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 2,320 $48,666 Oct 20, 2006 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 537 $48,666 Oct 20, 2006 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,232 $798 Oct 20, 2006 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 2,310 $75,295 Oct 13, 2006 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 495 $75,295 Oct 13, 2006 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,185 $941 Oct 13, 2006 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 2,185 $122,180 Oct 6, 2006 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 451 $122,180 Oct 6, 2006 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 991 $1,234 Oct 6, 2006 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,931 $232,823 Sep 29, 2006 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 358 $232,823 Sep 29, 2006 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 463 $2,217 Sep 29, 2006 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,172 $290,708 Sep 22, 2006 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 352 $290,708 Sep 22, 2006 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 382 $2,769 Sep 22, 2006 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,827 $279,112 Sep 15, 2006 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 450 $279,112 Sep 15, 2006 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 355 $3,245 Sep 15, 2006 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 3,649 $226,840 Sep 8, 2006 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 616 $226,840 Sep 8, 2006 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 432 $3,601 Sep 8, 2006 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,262 $233,863 Sep 1, 2006 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 685 $233,863 Sep 1, 2006 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 194 $6,496 Sep 1, 2006 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,829 $210,762 Aug 25, 2006 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 798 $210,762 Aug 25, 2006 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 161 $10,036 Aug 25, 2006 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 6,387 $56,264 Aug 18, 2006 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,831 $56,264 Aug 18, 2006 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 129 $18,755 Aug 18, 2006 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,917 $53,983 Aug 11, 2006 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,090 $53,983 Aug 11, 2006 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 254 $26,992 Aug 11, 2006 3
Theater Average Limited Release 324 $26,992 Aug 11, 2006 3
Top 2006 Theater Average Limited Release 15 $26,992 Aug 11, 2006 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,085 $2,697,938 Aug 11, 2006 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,546 $2,697,938 Aug 11, 2006 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 777 103 Aug 11, 2006 0

Cast

Ryan Gosling    Dan
Anthony Mackie    Frank
Jay O. Sanders    Russ
Shareeka Epps    Drey

Production and Technical Credits

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Award Season - Little Miss Big Winner

February 25th, 2007

While the Independent Spirit Award announces their nominations earlier than anyone else, they only handed the awards last night. The two big winners were Little Miss Sunshine and Half Nelson, but both have to be seen as underdogs for tonight's Oscars. More...

Departed Arrives on the Home Market

February 24th, 2007

Despite having seven new releases to chart this week, only one of them made it to the top five. However, that film was The Departed and it dominated both the rental and the sales chart. It took in $9.86 million in rentals during its first week of releases pushing Flags of Our Fathers into second place with $6.33 million. More...

DVD Releases for February 13, 2007

February 12th, 2007

In terms of raw numbers, this isn't as busy a week as last, but there are a lot more releases worthy of discussing, including several that I rate highly. The short-lived series Grosse Pointe - The Complete Series - Buy from Amazon gets its wide release after being an Amazon exclusive since November. Half Nelson - Buy from Amazon comes up just in time for Oscar buzz to reach its peak. Meanwhile, ... So Goes the Nation - Buy from Amazon should get the political junkies all worked up. However, the clear winner of the DVD Pick of the Week is The Departed - 2-Disc Special Edition. My only concern is the likelihood of a super special edition coming out after it wins several Oscars. More...

Award Season - Oscar Nods Offer Little Surprises - Correction

January 23rd, 2007

The Oscar nominations were handed out today and for the most part they've followed the script written by previous awards committees fairly closely. More...

Award Season - SAG Spreads the Love

January 5th, 2007

The Screen Actors Guide handed out their nominations yesterday and of the 5 theatrical categories, there were more than a dozen films to pick up at least one nomination. More...

Award Season - Fighting for Independence

November 29th, 2006

As always, Award Season officially begins with the announcing of the Independent Spirit Award nominations. While this is the first major awards to announce their nominations, they are one of the last to hand them out so the nominees have a long wait ahead of them. More...

Royalty Rule the Per Theatre Chart

October 3rd, 2006

The Queen was crowned champion of the per theatre charts this weekend after it earned an astounding $122,000 in 3 theatres for an average of $40,671. Even more impressive is the fact that it earned that in just two days as Friday's debut was actually part of the New York Film Festival and not a theatrical release. Second place went to another regally titled film, The Last King of Scotland; this film brought in $143,000 in 4 theatres for an average of $35,725. Even more impressive is the fact that it opened on Wednesday, which undoubtedly kept its weekend box office lower than it otherwise would have been. Both films seemed poised to earn some measure of mainstream success, which will really help their chances come awards season. There were two other films to top $10,000 on the per theatre charts, Old Joy at $13,029 and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints at $11,848. More...

Opening the Door to the Per Theater Charts

September 12th, 2006

Red Doors earned top spot on the per theatre charts after starting its theatrical run with just over $35,000 in its two theatres for an average of $17,525. Hopefully this will allow the film to expand in the coming weeks. Man Push Cart was the only other film to top $10,000 as it took in $13,694 in its lone theatre. More...

Per Theatre Charts - No Illusion

August 29th, 2006

The Illusionist was able to climb to the top of the per theatre charts this week despite seeing its theatre count nearly triple. The film's average of $12,745 was significantly, but not overwhelmingly ahead of second place Suicide Killers, which earned $10,601 in its lone theatre. Half Nelson, which led the charts the previous two weeks, slipped to third but still managed to maintain its $10,000 per theatre average with nearly $211,000 in 21 theatres for an average of $10,036. More...

Nelson Continues to Put Strangle Hold on Per Theatre Charts

August 22nd, 2006

Half Nelson was able to remain on top of the per theatre charts, barely, with an average of $18,755 in three theatres. That was less than $1,000 ahead of the second place film, The Illusionist and its $18,195 average; that figure is made even more impressive by the film's 51 theatre count, which is very high for a limited release and usually causes serious problems because the distributor can't do national advertising, but local advertising in lots of markets becomes very expensive.

For the third weekend in a row, The Wedding Curse's average topped $10,000 as it earned just over $50,000 in 3 theatres for an average of $17,271. Another holdover rounded out the list of $10,000 films as Viva Pedro saw its box office dip less than 24% to $10,227 in its lone theatre. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 5 - August 11

August 11th, 2006

The torrid pace of website updates continues with more than 30 films on this week's list. There were a few sites that really caught my eye, but it was Trust the Man - Official Site and its interactive map of New York City and its more than 2 dozen clips that won the Weekly Website Award. More...

Viva Limited Releases!

August 11th, 2006

More than ten limited releases on this week's list including a couple that should earn some measure of mainstream success, Conversations with Other Women and Half Nelson. While the Canadian release, Bon Cop, Bad Cop, could break records north of the border. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 29 - August 4

August 4th, 2006

Third week in a row where the number of sites featured on this list has topped 30. With such a busy week it would take something different to win the award, and that's something Michel Gondry excels at delivering giving The Science of Sleep - Official Site the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 22 - July 28

July 28th, 2006

Another big week for movie sites with several excellent entries. In this crowded field there were a lot of sites that showed promise and could be just one big update away from winning the award. But this week the best of the best was World Trade Center - Official Site. Let's hope that the movie can live up to the site. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/08/11 49 $53,983   2 $26,992   $53,983 3
2006/08/18 51 $56,264 +4% 3 $18,755   $147,246 10
2006/08/25 34 $210,762 +275% 21 $10,036   $389,972 17
2006/09/01 33 $233,863 +11% 36 $6,496   $724,640 24
2006/09/08 32 $226,840 -3% 63 $3,601   $1,070,302 31
2006/09/15 30 $279,112 +23% 86 $3,245   $1,441,944 38
2006/09/22 28 $290,708 +4% 105 $2,769   $1,838,817 45
2006/09/29 28 $232,823 -20% 105 $2,217   $2,175,988 52
2006/10/06 37 $122,180 -48% 99 $1,234   $2,378,723 59
2006/10/13 48 $75,295 -38% 80 $941   $2,506,509 66
2006/10/20 51 $48,666 -35% 61 $798   $2,591,047 73
2006/10/27 64 $20,515 -58% 38 $540   $2,639,124 80
2006/11/03 87 $6,288 -69% 16 $393   $2,653,746 87
2006/11/10 72 $10,995 +75% 12 $916   $2,667,944 94
2006/11/17 70 $6,766 -38% 9 $752   $2,680,659 101
2006/11/24 88 $2,434 -64% 5 $487   $2,684,452 108
2006/12/01 107 $489 -80% 1 $489   $2,687,199 115
2006/12/08 73 $5,488 +1,022% 5 $1,098   $2,694,973 122

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/09/04 35 $63,800   36 $1,772   $788,440 25

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/08/11 50 $90,982   2 $45,491   $90,982 7
2006/08/18 52 $88,228 -3% 3 $29,409   $179,210 14
2006/08/25 32 $311,567 +253% 21 $14,837   $490,777 21
2006/09/01 36 $352,685 +13% 36 $9,797   $843,462 28
2006/09/08 30 $319,370 -9% 63 $5,069   $1,162,832 35
2006/09/15 29 $385,277 +21% 86 $4,480   $1,548,109 42
2006/09/22 26 $395,056 +3% 105 $3,762   $1,943,165 49
2006/09/29 27 $313,378 -21% 105 $2,985   $2,256,543 56
2006/10/06 38 $174,671 -44% 99 $1,764   $2,431,214 63
2006/10/13 49 $111,167 -36% 80 $1,390   $2,542,381 70
2006/10/20 48 $76,228 -31% 61 $1,250   $2,618,609 77
2006/10/27 64 $28,849 -62% 38 $759   $2,647,458 84
2006/11/03 86 $9,491 -67% 16 $593   $2,656,949 91
2006/11/10 76 $16,944 +79% 18 $941   $2,673,893 98
2006/11/17 85 $7,929 -53% 9 $881   $2,681,822 105
2006/11/24 90 $4,888 -38% 6 $815   $2,686,710 112
2006/12/01 94 $2,775 -43% 3 $925   $2,689,485 119
2006/12/08 74 $8,453 +205% 6 $1,409   $2,697,938 126

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