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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,225,165Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$9,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 30th, 2004 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: January 4th, 2005 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong language, sexual content, drug use and some crude humor
Running Time: 88 minutes
Franchise: Harold & Kumar
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Keywords: Road Trip, Buddy Comedy, Narcotics, Fictionalized Version of Yourself
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Senator Entertainment, Kingsgate Films, Endgame Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,555 $70,085 Sep 10, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,318 $163,086 Sep 3, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,729 $195,172 Aug 27, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,577 $489,985 Aug 20, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,309 $1,404,200 Aug 13, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,913 $3,191,701 Aug 6, 2004 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,786 $5,480,378 Jul 30, 2004 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,046 2,135 Jul 30, 2004 3

Cast

   Harold
   Kumar
Neil Patrick Harris    Neil Patrick Harris
Anthony Anderson    Burger Shack Employee
Fred Willard    Dr. Woodruff
David Krumholtz    Goldstein
Paula Garces    Maria
Eddie Kaye Thomas    Rosenberg
Christopher Meloni    Freakshow
Ryan Reynolds    Male Nurse
Ethan Embry    Billy Carver
Rob Tinkler    J.D.
Steve Braun    Cole
Dan Bochart    Extreme Sports Punk
Mike Sheer    "I'm So High" Kid
Christopher Thompson    "Don't You Wanna Be Cool" Kid
Angelo Tsarouchas    Mean Tollbooth Guy
Siu Ta    Cindy Kim
Bobby Lee    Kenneth Park
Dov Tiefenbach    Hippie Student
Kate Kelton    Christy
Brooke D’Orsay    Clarissa
Albert Howell    Security Guard
Errol Sitahal    Dr. Patel
Shaun Majumder    Saikat Patel
Boyd Banks    E.R. Patient
Malin Akerman    Liane
Rick Sood    Indian Cashier
Sandy Jobin Bevans    Officer Palumbo
Gary Anthony Williams    Tarik
Brad Borbridge    Officer Martone
Frank Spadone    Officer Reilly
Jordan Prentice    Giant Bag of Weed
Gary Archibald    Nathaniel Brooks
John Boylan    Officer Brooks
Dan Warry-Smith    White Castle Teenager
Thea Andrews    Female Anchor

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jon Hurwitz
Screenwriter    Hayden Schlossberg
Producer    Greg Shapiro
Producer    Nathan Kahane
Executive Producer    Joe Drake
Executive Producer    Carsten Lorenz
Executive Producer    Hanno Huth
Executive Producer    J David Brewington Jr
Executive Producer    Luke Ryan
Co-Producer    J. Miles Dale
Director of Photography    Bruce Douglas Johnson
Production Designer    Steve Rosenzweig
Editor    Jeff Betancourt
Composer    David Kitay
Casting Director    Cassandra Kulukundis
Associate Producer    Jim Miller
Assistant Director    Laurie Leiner
Second Unit Director    Terry Ingram
Production Manager    Kevin Lafferty
Art Director    Bobby Sher
Set Decorator    Jeff Fruitman
Second Unit Camera    Eric Moynier
Costume Designer    Alex Kavanagh
Sound Mixer    Kelly Wright
Re-recording Mixer    Kelly Vandever
Supervising Sound Editor    Jeff Kushner
Sound Effects Editor    Suhail Kafity
Sound Effects Editor    Eric A. Norris
Sound Designer    Jeff Kushner
Dialogue Editor    Teri E. Dorman
Dialogue Editor    Denise Horta
Supervising Music Editor    Brian Richards
Music Editor    Peter Dirado
Make up    Diane Mazur
Hairstylist    Susan Exton Stranks
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Allan Cooke
Music Supervisor    Dave Jordan
Additional Casting-Canada    Nicole Hilliard Forde
Additional Casting-Canada    Robin D. Cook
Stunt Coordinator    Jamie Jones

DVD Releases for July 29, 2008 - Part I

July 29th, 2008

Another slow week without a single first run release that was a must have, or even a contender for DVD Pick of the Week. Granted, many will find Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay worth picking up, but it is not a top-notch release. There are also a couple of special edition releases that are easily worth picking up: Dark City - Director's Cut - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and WarGames - 25th Anniversary Edition. But the best of the best, and the DVD Pick of the Week is Stargate - Continuum - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. But I am also giving an honorable mention to Two Fat Ladies - Buy from Amazon. On a side note, it is another week where we had to split the list into two due to the size. Part II can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for April 1, 2008

April 1st, 2008

A mixed week when it comes to top-notch releases and there were very few that caught my eye. There are several that are worth picking up, but only Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Baker Street - 2-Disc Special Edition was a contender for DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Slow Dancing to $100 million

May 8th, 2005

Golden Week helped Shall We Dance? climb 19% to $2,250,195 for the weekend and $7,270,348 during its run. The film now has $90.3 million internationally and could break $100 million if it continues to show strong legs in Japan. More...

International: Constantine Continues to Climb

May 1st, 2005

It was a good news, bad news kind of weekend for Constantine. The film remained in top spot in Japan with $2,330,027 on 349 screens for a $9,011,671 running tally in the market. Bad news, it dropped 37% during its second weekend in the market, which is really steep for Japan. Overall the film brought in $3 million on 1,200 screens in 40 markets for a international box office of $136.4 million. More...

Baby Takes Fifth in Close Race

March 20th, 2005

After gathering in all the data the winner for the race for fifth place is Million Dollar Baby, I think. It would need to lost more than 40% from last week's total and that's not taking into account its openings in South Korea at $1,515,672 and second place, its $110,000, third place debut in Finland, $86,000 in Russia, $50,000, second place debut in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, exact weekend totals are unknown but it is estimated at $6 million raising its international total to $43 million so far. More...

Ladder Climbs to the Top

March 19th, 2005

Ladder 49 topped both the DVD rental charts, ($8.39 million) and the VHS rental charts ($1.61 million) for $10.00 million total rentals for its first week of release. Granted, it was a slow week for releases as no other new release made it in the top twenty on combined rentals. More...

Swimming with Sharks

March 13th, 2005

Shark Tale finished its international run with a second place $2.08 million opening in Japan on 485 screens. Its $4,296 per screen average it quite low for the market and generally means the film won't have the usual legs films in Japan have. The film performed much better in Italy where it finished first again with $3.0 million, down just 23% during its sophomore stint. Overall it took in $5.2 million to raise its international total to $181 million, but without any more openings it might struggle to hit $200 million. More...

DVD Releases for January 4, 2005

January 8th, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section, including the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle - Unrated Extended Edition More...

Technical Difficulties

January 3rd, 2005

I'm currently suffering from minor computer difficulties, and by minor I mean I'm writing this story on someone else's computer while I'm awaiting delivery of my new computer, which should arrive later in the week. More...

Shark Attack

October 13th, 2004

With openings in nearly a dozen new markets, Shark Tale was able to take top spot on the international charts with $9.4 million in 16 markets, pushing its early total to $19.2 million internationally and over $100 million worldwide. Highlights include $4.4 million in the U.K., (including previews) and $2.05 million in Mexico. How happy the studio is with these results depends on their expectations. Compared to the average film, Shark Tale is a massive hit. But compared to Dreamworks previous digitally animated film, Shrek 2, it is a large drop. More...

The Village Has a Thrilling Start

August 2nd, 2004

This weekend was another lesson in how hype can overcome bad reviews. It was also another lesson in how good reviews plus poor marketing results in a disappointing box office. Overall, the box office was again relatively flat from last weekend with just a 2.11% increase. It was up by 7.95% from last year; however, this weekend last year was the first weekend in August, so the 2003 to 2004 comparisons are not an accurate indicator. Year-to-date, 2004 continues to outpace 2003 by 6%, $5.63 billion to $5.33 billion. More...

Will There be a Surprise Twist at the Box Office?

July 30th, 2004

We have an absolutely overloaded weekend when in comes to new releases. Four of them are opening, and at least one, and probably more, will be squeezed out. More...

Movie Websites Launches for July 23 - July 29

July 29th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, The Manchurian Candidate - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Supreme Odds

July 23rd, 2004

Just two wide releases this week, but unfortunately they share a lot of the same target audience. This could result in ticket splitting making both films suffer at the box office. But it is more likely that one film will simply crush the other. With the sheer contrast between their critical reception, one of them certainly deserves to crush the other. More...

Movie Websites Launches for July 2 - July 8

July 8th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, The Bourne Supremacy - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for June 25 - July 1

July 2nd, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Spider-Man 2 - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

2004 Summer Preview - Part 4: July

June 30th, 2004

June couldn't maintain the momentum built up at the end of May with only a few films able to match expectations. And that makes July's prospects a little less bright. Without the free advertising monster hits bring in, the industry as a whole tends to suffer. July only has one sure-fire hit, and I've already talked about it in another preview. However, there are a few others that should hit the $100 million club and maybe even one or two that will make it to $200 million. More...

Movie Websites Launches for May 21 - May 27

May 27th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Baadasssss! - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for May 14 - May 20

May 20th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates. It was another deceptively slow week as there are lots of site on the list, but none stood out as an award winning site. Many were simple placeholders, others had just minor updates, and the only three flash sites to launch were mostly marked coming soon. I was even tempted to not give out an award or maybe even bring in a ringer. But in the end I went with The Incredibles - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for May 7 - May 13

May 13th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, The Chronicles of Riddick - Official Site . If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for Aril 30 - May 6

May 6th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Shrek 2 - >Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

New Movie Release Dates

February 6th, 2004

This week's new batch of movie release dates has some more shuffling around of this Summer's blockbusters, and even next Summer's blockbusters. We also have release dates for some smaller (and more interesting) movies. Among movies with moved dates: Welcome to Mooseport, 13 Going on 30, Raising Helen, Mr. 3000, The Notebook and Shall We Dance?. We also have a announced date for Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, and a new name and date for the XXX Sequel. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/07/30 7 $5,480,378   2,135 $2,567   $5,480,378 3
2004/08/06 8 $3,191,701 -42% 2,163 $1,476   $12,320,632 10
2004/08/13 12 $1,404,200 -56% 1,206 $1,164   $15,820,102 17
2004/08/20 20 $489,985 -65% 401 $1,222   $17,327,672 24
2004/08/27 30 $195,172 -60% 170 $1,148   $17,832,106 31
2004/09/03 39 $163,086 -16% 129 $1,264   $18,097,804 38
2004/09/10 47 $70,085 -57% 102 $687   $18,225,165 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/07/30 6 $2,000,000   2,135 $937   $2,000,000 1
2004/07/31 8 $1,786,000 -11% 2,135 $837   $3,736,000 2
2004/08/01 7 $1,744,000 -2% 2,135 $817   $5,480,378 3
2004/08/02 6 $1,027,000 -41% 2,135 $481   $6,508,000 4
2004/08/03 7 $944,000 -8% 2,135 $442   $7,452,000 5
2004/08/04 7 $849,000 -10% 2,135 $398   $8,301,000 6
2004/08/05 7 $826,000 -3% 2,135 $387   $9,129,000 7
2004/08/06 8 $1,100,000 +33% 2,163 $509   $10,200,000 8
2004/08/07 9 $1,137,000 +3% 2,163 $526   $11,298,000 9
2004/08/08 8 $1,022,000 -10% 2,163 $472   $12,320,632 10
2004/08/09 8 $589,000 -42% 2,163 $272   $12,909,000 11
2004/08/10 8 $585,000 -1% 2,163 $270   $13,494,000 12
2004/08/11 9 $545,000 -7% 2,163 $252   $14,040,000 13
2004/08/12 9 $457,000 -16% 2,163 $211   $14,416,000 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/07/30 7 $9,128,931   2,135 $4,276   $9,128,931 7
2004/08/06 8 $5,286,971 -42% 2,163 $2,444   $14,415,902 14
2004/08/13 12 $2,421,785 -54% 1,206 $2,008   $16,837,687 21
2004/08/20 20 $799,247 -67% 401 $1,993   $17,636,934 28
2004/08/27 30 $297,784 -63% 170 $1,752   $17,934,718 35
2004/09/03 40 $220,362 -26% 129 $1,708   $18,155,080 42
2004/09/10 55 $70,085 -68% 102 $687   $18,225,165 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/12/20062767,120 550,920$939,009$7,327,93658
9/3/20061967,545 703,704$674,775$9,247,38687
9/10/20062175,303+11% 779,007$752,277$9,999,66388
9/17/20062848,076-36% 827,083$480,279$10,479,94389
9/24/20063058,774+22% 885,857$587,152$11,067,09590
10/15/20062551,383 997,178$513,316$12,179,19293
4/27/20082924,062 2,617,367$243,442$28,458,686173
5/4/20082920,494-15% 2,637,861$204,120$28,662,807174
8/3/20081646,365 2,799,966$360,163$30,009,319187
8/10/20081645,877-1% 2,845,843$354,161$30,363,480188
8/17/20082332,927-28% 2,878,770$246,271$30,609,751189

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