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The History Boys (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,730,296Details
International Box Office $10,717,702
Worldwide Box Office $13,447,998
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,700,000
Domestic Releases: November 21st, 2006 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: April 17th, 2007 by Fox Home Entertainment, released as History Boys, The
MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content.
Comparisons: vs. The Full Monty
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Source:Based on Play
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,592 $4,024 Feb 23, 2007 97
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,611 $8,053 Feb 16, 2007 90
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,006 $7,953 Feb 9, 2007 83
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,228 $10,982 Feb 2, 2007 76
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,148 $23,446 Jan 26, 2007 69
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,340 $32,115 Jan 19, 2007 62
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,986 $79,240 Jan 12, 2007 55
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,528 $197,119 Jan 5, 2007 48
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,516 $363,548 Dec 29, 2006 41
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,392 $287,527 Dec 22, 2006 34
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,230 $219,532 Dec 15, 2006 27
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,794 $201,791 Dec 8, 2006 20
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,898 $82,869 Dec 1, 2006 13
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,098 $100,803 Nov 24, 2006 6

Cast

   Hector
   Dorothy Lintott
Stephen Campbell Moore    Irwin
Samuel Barnett    Posner
Dominic Cooper    Dakin
James Corden    Timms
Jamie Parker    Scripps
Russell Tovey    Rudge
Samuel Anderson    Crowther
Sacha Dhawan    Akthar
Andrew Knott    Lockwood
Clive Merrison    Headmaster

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    George Fenton

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April 27th, 2007

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DVD Releases for April 17, 2007

April 16th, 2007

For the second weekend in a row I had to dig hard to find some of the DVDs on this week's list. But unlike last weekend, there are a number of DVD releases that jumped out as contenders for DVD Pick of the Week including the gritty La Haine - Criterion Collection - Buy from Amazon and the Oscar winning The Last King of Scotland - Buy from Amazon. But in the end I went with sublime humor of The Venture Bros. - Season Two - Buy from Amazon, which may seem like a lowbrow choice compared to the others above, but it earns the title of DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Contest - Purgatory Boys

January 8th, 2007

Although it doesn't come out on DVD until next week, Purgatory House is the featured film on this week's box office prediction contest with signed copies of both the DVD and the Poster available. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Arthur and the Invisibles, which is expected to be the widest release of the week. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a signed copy of Purgatory House on DVD, a signed copy of the poster, and a copy of History Boys CD soundtrack. While the person who comes the closest to the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday, without going under, will win a signed copy of Purgatory House on DVD, a signed copy of the poster, and a copy of Broken Bridges on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Girls are Road Warriors

December 28th, 2006

Dreamgirls fell 40% during the second weekend of its road tour, but it still earned an incredible $228,000 in three theaters for an average of $75,879. There were three other films to crack $10,000, all of them new releases. Leading this pack was Letters from Iwo Jima with just under $90,000 in 5 theaters for an average of $17,819. This is a better start than expected after the disappointing run by Flags of Our Fathers and if it earns a few more nominations, it could expand wide later on. Another Oscar hopeful, The Painted Veil, placed third with an average of $12,771. Finally there was Venus, which started its run with $35,000 in 3 theaters for an average of $11,868. More...

Newcomers Can't Crack $10,000

December 5th, 2006

Not a single new release was able to top $10,000 on the per theater chart this week; in fact, none even came close. But two holdovers were able to accomplish that feat. Leading the way was Volver with an average of $12,675 in 30 theaters, while The History Boys managed $10,359 in 8. More...

Per Theater Charts are Dhoomed!

November 28th, 2006

Volver returned to the top of the per theater charts for the third time in its four week run. Over the 3-day portion of the weekend it earned an average of $17,071 in its 30 theaters and the movie is on pace to top Talk to Her as the biggest grossing film in Pedro Almodovar's career. Second place went to Dhoom 2: Back in Action with a very impressive average of $15,540 in 63 theaters. Even if the film sees the usual step drop-off for niche market films, the distributor has to be happy with its run. The History Boys didn't make history, but they did earn $100,000 in 7 theaters over the weekend for an average of $14,400. The final film to make it into the $10,000 club was Two or Three Things I Know About Her with $10,764 in its lone theater. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 18 - November 24, 2006

November 24th, 2006

This week the list is abridged due to the holidays, but there are still a few good sites here. In fact, percent-wise, there are more good site than most weeks. However, the best site has already won the award while the rest don't quite reach the level of an Award-winning site. If I were to pick the best of the rest it would be Dhoom 2: Back in Action - Official Site. More...

Limited Releases - History in the Making

November 23rd, 2006

Nearly a dozen limited releases make their debut this week, but while award season is right on top of us, none seem to have what it takes to earn some hardware. More...

International Details - Deutschland Double-Shot

October 30th, 2006

Not much in terms of international details this week and what little details there are, are based on studio estimates. More...

International Details - Germany Dominates the Best of the Rest

October 22nd, 2006

The German soccer film, Deutschland. Ein Sommermarchen, remained in first place in Germany and sixth overall this weekend. It managed this feat by falling just 25% to $5.41 million on 671 screens for a two-week total of $14.67 million. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - October 1, 2006

October 1st, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Teenage Mutant Ninje Turtles, Resident Evil: Extinction and more. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/24 38 $100,803   7 $14,400   $142,379 6
2006/12/01 32 $82,869 -18% 8 $10,359   $264,558 13
2006/12/08 27 $201,791 +144% 50 $4,036   $500,432 20
2006/12/15 24 $219,532 +9% 76 $2,889   $795,266 27
2006/12/22 24 $287,527 +31% 165 $1,743   $1,195,317 34
2006/12/29 28 $363,548 +26% 154 $2,361   $1,935,485 41
2007/01/05 35 $197,119 -46% 117 $1,685   $2,393,909 48
2007/01/12 43 $79,240 -60% 56 $1,415   $2,551,914 55
2007/01/19 51 $32,115 -59% 37 $868   $2,620,078 62
2007/01/26 60 $23,446 -27% 19 $1,234   $2,656,238 69
2007/02/02 65 $10,982 -53% 13 $845   $2,672,652 76
2007/02/09 71 $7,953 -28% 18 $442   $2,684,781 83
2007/02/16 62 $8,053 +1% 14 $575   $2,698,972 90
2007/02/23 76 $4,024 -50% 5 $805   $2,706,659 97

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/21 - $9,740   6 $1,623   $9,740 1
2006/11/22 - $14,334 +47% 6 $2,389   $24,074 2
2006/11/23 - $17,502 +22% 6 $2,917   $41,576 3
2006/11/24 - $36,414 +108% 7 $5,202   $77,990 4
2006/11/25 - $38,307 +5% 7 $5,472   $116,297 5
2006/11/26 - $26,082 -32% 7 $3,726   $142,379 6
2006/11/27 - $9,645 -63% 7 $1,378   $152,024 7
2006/11/28 - $9,189 -5% 7 $1,313   $161,213 8
2006/11/29 - $10,524 +15% 7 $1,503   $171,737 9
2006/11/30 - $9,952 -5% 7 $1,422   $181,689 10
2006/12/01 - $19,675 +98% 8 $2,459   $201,364 11
2006/12/02 - $37,168 +89% 8 $4,646   $238,532 12
2006/12/03 - $26,026 -30% 8 $3,253   $264,558 13
2006/12/04 - $7,253 -72% 8 $907   $271,811 14
2006/12/05 - $8,677 +20% 8 $1,085   $280,488 15
2006/12/06 - $9,152 +5% 8 $1,144   $289,640 16
2006/12/07 - $9,001 -2% 8 $1,125   $298,641 17
2006/12/08 - $45,438 +405% 8 $5,680   $344,079 18
2006/12/09 - $101,632 +124% 8 $12,704   $445,711 19
2006/12/10 - $54,721 -46% 8 $6,840   $500,432 20
2006/12/11 - $19,126 -65% 8 $2,391   $519,558 21
2006/12/12 - $18,992 -1% 8 $2,374   $538,550 22
2006/12/13 - $19,367 +2% 8 $2,421   $557,917 23
2006/12/14 - $17,817 -8% 8 $2,227   $575,734 24
2006/12/15 - $55,647 +212% 76 $732   $631,381 25
2006/12/16 - $101,172 +82% 76 $1,331   $732,553 26
2006/12/17 - $62,713 -38% 76 $825   $795,266 27
2006/12/18 - $28,440 -55% 76 $374   $823,706 28
2006/12/19 - $26,876 -5% 76 $354   $850,582 29
2006/12/20 - $27,865 +4% 76 $367   $878,447 30
2006/12/21 - $29,343 +5% 76 $386   $907,790 31
2006/12/22 - $77,035 +163% 165 $467   $984,825 32
2006/12/23 - $133,916 +74% 165 $812   $1,118,741 33
2006/12/24 - $76,576 -43% 165 $464   $1,195,317 34
2006/12/25 25 $100,698 +32% 165 $610   $1,296,015 35
2006/12/26 - $100,743 n/c 165 $611   $1,396,758 36
2006/12/27 - $88,462 -12% 165 $536   $1,485,220 37
2006/12/28 - $86,717 -2% 165 $526   $1,571,937 38
2006/12/29 - $109,250 +26% 154 $709   $1,681,187 39
2006/12/30 - $150,825 +38% 154 $979   $1,832,012 40
2006/12/31 - $103,473 -31% 154 $672   $1,935,485 41
2007/01/01 - $115,270 +11% 154 $749   $2,050,755 42
2007/01/02 - $51,723 -55% 154 $336   $2,102,478 43
2007/01/03 - $47,094 -9% 154 $306   $2,149,572 44
2007/01/04 - $47,218 n/c 154 $307   $2,196,790 45
2007/01/05 - $54,936 +16% 117 $470   $2,251,726 46
2007/01/06 - $91,322 +66% 117 $781   $2,343,048 47
2007/01/07 - $50,861 -44% 117 $435   $2,393,909 48
2007/01/08 - $16,106 -68% 117 $138   $2,410,015 49
2007/01/09 - $18,569 +15% 117 $159   $2,428,584 50
2007/01/10 - $20,820 +12% 117 $178   $2,449,404 51
2007/01/11 - $23,270 +12% 117 $199   $2,472,674 52
2007/01/12 - $20,240 -13% 117 $173   $2,492,914 53
2007/01/13 - $34,675 +71% 117 $296   $2,527,589 54
2007/01/14 - $24,325 -30% 117 $208   $2,551,914 55
2007/01/15 42 $16,283 -33% 56 $291   $2,568,197 56
2007/01/16 - $6,237 -62% 56 $111   $2,574,434 57
2007/01/17 - $6,699 +7% 56 $120   $2,581,133 58
2007/01/18 - $6,830 +2% 56 $122   $2,587,963 59
2007/01/19 - $7,889 +16% 37 $213   $2,595,852 60
2007/01/20 - $17,039 +116% 37 $461   $2,612,891 61
2007/01/21 - $7,187 -58% 37 $194   $2,620,078 62
2007/01/22 - $2,916 -59% 37 $79   $2,622,994 63
2007/01/23 - $3,611 +24% 37 $98   $2,626,605 64
2007/01/24 - $3,091 -14% 37 $84   $2,629,696 65
2007/01/25 - $3,096 n/c 37 $84   $2,632,792 66
2007/01/26 - $4,264 +38% 19 $224   $2,637,056 67
2007/01/27 - $8,904 +109% 19 $469   $2,645,960 68
2007/01/28 - $10,278 +15% 19 $541   $2,656,238 69
2007/01/29 - $1,070 -90% 19 $56   $2,657,308 70
2007/01/30 - $1,226 +15% 19 $65   $2,658,534 71
2007/01/31 - $1,387 +13% 19 $73   $2,659,921 72
2007/02/01 - $1,749 +26% 19 $92   $2,661,670 73
2007/02/02 - $3,216 +84% 19 $169   $2,664,886 74
2007/02/03 - $5,667 +76% 19 $298   $2,670,553 75
2007/02/04 - $2,099 -63% 19 $110   $2,672,652 76
2007/02/05 - $1,004 -52% 19 $53   $2,673,656 77
2007/02/06 - $786 -22% 19 $41   $2,674,442 78
2007/02/07 - $1,518 +93% 19 $80   $2,675,960 79
2007/02/08 - $868 -43% 19 $46   $2,676,828 80
2007/02/09 - $2,397 +176% 18 $133   $2,679,225 81
2007/02/10 - $3,309 +38% 18 $184   $2,682,534 82
2007/02/11 - $2,247 -32% 18 $125   $2,684,781 83
2007/02/12 - $1,193 -47% 18 $66   $2,685,974 84
2007/02/13 - $922 -23% 18 $51   $2,686,896 85
2007/02/14 - $2,096 +127% 18 $116   $2,688,992 86
2007/02/15 - $1,927 -8% 18 $107   $2,690,919 87
2007/02/16 - $2,419 +26% 14 $173   $2,693,338 88
2007/02/17 - $2,954 +22% 14 $211   $2,696,292 89
2007/02/18 - $2,680 -9% 14 $191   $2,698,972 90
2007/02/19 66 $1,032 -61% 14 $74   $2,700,004 91

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/17 56 $41,576   6 $6,929   $41,576 3
2006/11/24 38 $140,113 +237% 7 $20,016   $181,689 10
2006/12/01 35 $116,952 -17% 8 $14,619   $298,641 17
2006/12/08 27 $277,093 +137% 50 $5,542   $575,734 24
2006/12/15 25 $332,056 +20% 76 $4,369   $907,790 31
2006/12/22 25 $664,147 +100% 165 $4,025   $1,571,937 38
2006/12/29 28 $624,853 -6% 154 $4,057   $2,196,790 45
2007/01/05 34 $275,884 -56% 117 $2,358   $2,472,674 52
2007/01/12 43 $115,289 -58% 56 $2,059   $2,587,963 59
2007/01/19 51 $44,829 -61% 37 $1,212   $2,632,792 66
2007/01/26 61 $28,878 -36% 19 $1,520   $2,661,670 73
2007/02/02 66 $15,158 -48% 13 $1,166   $2,676,828 80
2007/02/09 71 $14,091 -7% 18 $783   $2,690,919 87
2007/02/16 73 $11,716 -17% 14 $837   $2,702,635 94
2007/02/23 87 $4,024 -66% 5 $805   $2,706,659 101

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