Horrible Bosses

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $117,538,559Details
International Box Office $97,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $214,538,559
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $23,204,130 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $11,080,355 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $34,284,485
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Management candidate Nick has been logging 12-hour days and eating everything his twisted supervisor Harken dishes out, toward the promise of a well-earned promotion. But now he knows that's never going to happen. Meanwhile, dental assistant Dale has been struggling to maintain his selfrespect against the relentless X-rated advances of Dr. Julia Harris, when she suddenly turns up the heat. And accountant Kurt has just learned that his company’s corrupt new owner, Pellit, is not only bent on ruining his career but plans to funnel toxic waste into an unsuspecting population. What can you do when your boss is a psycho, a man-eater or a total tool? Quitting is not an option. These monsters must be stopped. So, on the strength of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con whose street cred is priced on a sliding scale, the guys devise a convoluted but foolproof plan to rid the world of their respective employers… permanently. But even the best-laid plans are only as good as the brains behind them.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 8th, 2011 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: October 11th, 2011 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material.
(Rating bulletin 2173, 5/25/2011)
Running Time: 98 minutes
Franchise: Horrible Bosses
Keywords: Blackmail, Revenge, Confidence Men, Hitmen, Boss From Hell
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Rat Entertainment

Cast

   Nick Hendricks
   Dale Arbus
   Kurt Buckman
   Dr. Julia Harris
   Bobby Pellitt
   Dave Harkin
Jamie Foxx    Jones
Donald Sutherland    Jack

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Brett Ratner
Producer    Jay Stern
Screenwriter    Michael Markowitz
Screenwriter    John Francis Daley
Screenwriter    Jonathan Goldstein
Executive Producer    Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer    Richard Brener
Executive Producer    Michael Disco
Executive Producer    Samuel J. Brown
Cinematographer    David Hennings
Editor    Peter Teschner
Composer    Christopher Lennertz
Music Supervisor    Dana Sano
Production Designer    Shepherd Frankel
Art Director    Jay Pelissier
Set Designer    Conny Marino
Set Decorator    Jan Pascale
Costume Designer    Carol Ramsey
Sound Mixer    Jeff Wexler
Supervising Sound Editor    Elmo Weber
Re-recording Mixer    Elmo Weber
Re-recording Mixer    Brad Sherman
Special Effects Coordinator    Jeremy Hays
Visual Effects Supervisor    Paul Graff
Stunt Coordinator    Sean Graham
Assistant Director    Darin Rivetti
Casting Director    Lisa Beach
Casting Director    Sarah Katzman

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Blu-ray Sales: Green Lantern can't Dethrone Lion King

Despite the presence of four new releases in the top ten on the Blu-ray sales chart, none were able to overtake The Lion King for top spot. It sold an additional 496,000 units generating $12.39 million for totals of 2.03 million units / $57.86 million after two weeks of release. More...

DVD Sales: The Top of the Chart Looks Quite Horrible

The top of the DVD sales chart was the weakest its been in more than a month and no new release was able to top 500,000 units sold. Horrible Bosses came the closest with 451,000 units / $6.89 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 11th, 2011

It's not a particularly strong week on the home market. The biggest first run release coming out this week is Horrible Bosses, which was a surprise $100 million hit. Green Lantern will likely be the best selling release of the week, but it disappointed with critics and at the box office. As far as the best of the best goes, The Tree of Life Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack is the best bet as far as Pick of the Week goes, bu there are a few others that are worth picking up. There are also a couple of late arrivals that deserve honorable mentions this week: Castle: Season Three and Dumbo - Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apes Conquer Box Office

It seems summer is still around as the box office was stronger than expected. Not only did Rise of the Planet of the Apes earn more than last year's number one film, The Other Guys, by a large margin, but the rest of the box office was also able to gain ground on 2010. Granted, with a total haul of $167 million, it was down 7% from last weekend. But more importantly, it was up by 26% from last year. Year-to-date 2011 has pulled in $6.68 billion, which is still 5% lower than this point last year, but we are closing the gap and if the fall is as strong as the summer was, we could still squeeze out a win. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Avengers Assembled!

The weekend race at the box office turned out to be not quite as close as expected with Captain America: The First Avenger running away with things. Fortunately, while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 fell a little faster than expected, the overall box office was a little stronger than expected. It still fell 27% from last weekend, but a 30% decline would not have been surprising here. Compared to last year, the weekend total of $191 million was 17% higher, while the gap between 2011 and 2010 has close from just over $600 million to just over $400 million in roughly ten days. Revenue is still down by 6%, while ticket sales are close to 8% lower, but if we can end summer less than $300 million off 2010's pace, we might be able to close the gap entirely by the end of the year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Last vs. First

This weekend the battle will be between the last Harry Potter movie and The First Avenger. As long as the two films are close, the box office should be strong. In fact, The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 could break the record for largest week-to-week drop off (in terms of raw dollars) and still top last year's number one film. As long as Captain America comes close and Friends with Benefits doesn't bomb, we should see strong growth on a year-over-year basis. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Harry Potter Breathes Life Into the Box Office

After a weak start, 2011 started to improve in late April. However, by June it had all fallen apart again and it looked like the summer of 2011 would be even worse than the summer of 2010, which was the worst summer in a decade. Thank goodness Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 came along. That film made more than the entire box office did last weekend and came within $10 million of doing the same in comparison to last year. It helped the overall box office reach $262 million, or 68% more than last weekend and 47% more than the same weekend last year. 2011 is still off 2010's pace by more than 7% at $5.85 billion to $6.30 million, but at least there's some hope for the near future. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Harry Potter Go Out on Top?

This week is all about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, although I know at least a couple of people who are more interested in seeing Winnie the Pooh. Potter will dominate the box office in a way rarely seen and help boost overall box office substantially. In fact, there is a chance it will make more than the entire top ten did the same weekend last year. As long as it doesn't miss low end expectations, it should help give 2011 a much needed win. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Transformers Lights Up the Competition, Box Office Remains Dark

Transformers: Dark of the Moon led the way for the second weekend in a row and overall the top five films were a little stronger than expected, but sadly that wasn't enough for 2011 to score a win. It didn't even come close. The overall box office was just $156 million, which was 23% lower than last weekend, but the post-holiday slump mostly explains that. However, it was 19% lower than the same weekend last year and there's no excuse for that. The bad news continues as 2011 has fallen more than $500 million behind 2010's pace, while attendance is just down close to 10%. Unless Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is an exceptional hit at the box office, the summer of 2011 could have the worst ticket sales in more than a decade. More...

Weekend Estimates: Transformers Unbeaten by Zookeeper, Horrible Bosses

Transformers: Dark of the Moon became the highest-grossing movie of the year so far, according to Paramount's Sunday estimate. Its total gross of $261 million is a comfortable $11 million ahead of The Hangover 2, which itself passed $250 million this weekend. While it couldn't come close to topping the chart, Horrible Bosses had a good weekend, earning a shade over $28 million and beating Zookeeper for 2nd place. The Kevin James comedy, meanwhile, posted a decent $21 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will There Be Any Change on Top?

While there are two wide releases coming out this week, it seems unlikely that either of them will seriously challenge Transformers: Dark of the Moon for top spot at the box office. In fact, it's more likely that Horrible Bosses and Zookeeper combined won't make as much as Dark of the Moon will make this weekend. The new releases are certainly weaker than those from last year and there's no hope any film will make more than Despicable Me did during its opening weekend. Worse still, June 2011 sold the fewest number of tickets for any June since the year 2000; we really can't afford another slow week at the box office, but that's likely to be exactly what we are going to get. More...

2011 Preview: July

July starts with one of the most important holidays of the year, which is good news for the industry, as June was a little weaker than expected, at least on average. None of the films were shockingly bad at the box office, even if a few missed early predictions by significant degrees. But conversely, none really shocked analysts with their box office prowess. As such, 2011 continued to slide a little further behind 2010's pace, a trend the movie industry hopes will end this month. Fortunately, that is a reasonable goal. Last July was home to two $100 million movies, two $200 million movies, and a one $300 million movie, assuming you count The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as a July film. This time around, we could see two films top $300 million, assuming you count Transformers: Dark of the Moon as a July release. Meanwhile, there are several potential $100 million films. I count up to six films with a statistically significant shot at reaching the century mark, but I would be amazed if more than half of them got there. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/08 2 $9,882,271   3,040 $3,251   $9,882,271 1
2011/07/09 2 $10,392,394 +5% 3,040 $3,419   $20,274,665 2
2011/07/10 2 $8,027,500 -23% 3,040 $2,641   $28,302,165 3
2011/07/11 2 $3,764,211 -53% 3,040 $1,238   $32,066,376 4
2011/07/12 2 $4,064,168 +8% 3,040 $1,337   $36,130,544 5
2011/07/13 2 $3,373,455 -17% 3,040 $1,110   $39,503,999 6
2011/07/14 2 $2,868,140 -15% 3,040 $943   $42,372,139 7
2011/07/15 3 $5,493,911 +92% 3,134 $1,753   $47,866,050 8
2011/07/16 3 $7,079,059 +29% 3,134 $2,259   $54,945,109 9
2011/07/17 3 $5,204,494 -26% 3,134 $1,661   $60,149,603 10
2011/07/18 3 $2,611,356 -50% 3,134 $833   $62,760,959 11
2011/07/19 3 $2,911,051 +11% 3,134 $929   $65,672,010 12
2011/07/20 2 $2,501,125 -14% 3,134 $798   $68,173,135 13
2011/07/21 3 $2,509,249 n/c 3,134 $801   $70,682,384 14
2011/07/22 4 $3,703,214 +48% 3,104 $1,193   $74,385,598 15
2011/07/23 5 $4,759,012 +29% 3,104 $1,533   $79,144,610 16
2011/07/24 5 $3,422,093 -28% 3,104 $1,102   $82,566,703 17
2011/07/25 4 $1,614,162 -53% 3,104 $520   $84,180,865 18
2011/07/26 4 $1,827,463 +13% 3,104 $589   $86,008,328 19
2011/07/27 4 $1,554,207 -15% 3,104 $501   $87,562,535 20
2011/07/28 4 $1,539,017 -1% 3,104 $496   $89,101,552 21
2011/07/29 7 $2,214,074 +44% 2,510 $882   $91,315,626 22
2011/07/30 7 $2,821,279 +27% 2,510 $1,124   $94,136,905 23
2011/07/31 7 $2,154,012 -24% 2,510 $858   $96,290,917 24
2011/08/01 7 $1,068,468 -50% 2,510 $426   $97,359,385 25
2011/08/02 7 $1,167,952 +9% 2,510 $465   $98,527,337 26
2011/08/03 7 $1,072,236 -8% 2,510 $427   $99,599,573 27
2011/08/04 7 $942,590 -12% 2,510 $376   $100,542,163 28
2011/08/05 9 $1,352,960 +44% 2,025 $668   $101,895,123 29
2011/08/06 8 $1,868,841 +38% 2,025 $923   $103,763,964 30
2011/08/07 9 $1,361,451 -27% 2,025 $672   $105,125,415 31
2011/08/08 9 $638,407 -53% 2,025 $315   $105,763,822 32
2011/08/09 9 $747,436 +17% 2,025 $369   $106,511,258 33
2011/08/10 10 $565,073 -24% 2,025 $279   $107,076,331 34
2011/08/11 10 $488,315 -14% 2,025 $241   $107,564,646 35
2011/08/12 12 $706,118 +45% 1,338 $528   $108,270,764 36
2011/08/13 12 $1,003,550 +42% 1,338 $750   $109,274,314 37
2011/08/14 12 $728,830 -27% 1,338 $545   $110,003,144 38
2011/08/15 12 $333,109 -54% 1,338 $249   $110,336,253 39
2011/08/16 12 $357,164 +7% 1,338 $267   $110,693,417 40
2011/08/17 12 $306,073 -14% 1,338 $229   $110,999,490 41
2011/08/18 12 $296,156 -3% 1,338 $221   $111,295,646 42
2011/08/19 - $388,995 +31% 755 $515   $111,684,641 43
2011/08/20 - $539,949 +39% 755 $715   $112,224,590 44
2011/08/21 - $350,406 -35% 755 $464   $112,574,996 45
2011/08/22 - $158,099 -55% 755 $209   $112,733,095 46
2011/08/23 - $162,471 +3% 755 $215   $112,895,566 47
2011/08/24 - $141,151 -13% 755 $187   $113,036,717 48
2011/08/25 - $139,188 -1% 755 $184   $113,175,905 49
2011/08/26 - $202,150 +45% 465 $435   $113,378,055 50
2011/08/27 - $260,886 +29% 465 $561   $113,638,941 51
2011/08/28 - $176,210 -32% 465 $379   $113,815,151 52
2011/08/29 - $86,078 -51% 465 $185   $113,901,229 53
2011/08/30 - $99,066 +15% 465 $213   $114,000,295 54
2011/08/31 - $78,352 -21% 465 $168   $114,078,647 55
2011/09/01 - $76,001 -3% 465 $163   $114,154,648 56
2011/09/02 - $176,733 +133% 422 $419   $114,331,381 57
2011/09/03 - $253,497 +43% 422 $601   $114,584,878 58
2011/09/04 - $267,806 +6% 422 $635   $114,852,684 59
2011/09/05 28 $182,857 -32% 422 $433   $115,035,541 60
2011/09/06 - $64,340 -65% 422 $152   $115,099,881 61
2011/09/07 - $58,550 -9% 422 $139   $115,158,431 62
2011/09/08 - $51,524 -12% 422 $122   $115,209,955 63
2011/09/09 - $183,507 +256% 503 $365   $115,393,462 64
2011/09/10 - $262,505 +43% 503 $522   $115,655,967 65
2011/09/11 - $139,856 -47% 503 $278   $115,795,823 66
2011/09/12 - $57,341 -59% 503 $114   $115,853,164 67
2011/09/13 - $74,543 +30% 503 $148   $115,927,707 68
2011/09/14 - $64,107 -14% 503 $127   $115,991,814 69
2011/09/15 - $67,312 +5% 503 $134   $116,059,126 70
2011/09/16 - $140,393 +109% 444 $316   $116,199,519 71
2011/09/17 - $199,654 +42% 444 $450   $116,399,173 72
2011/09/18 - $105,314 -47% 444 $237   $116,504,487 73
2011/09/19 - $38,967 -63% 444 $88   $116,543,454 74
2011/09/20 - $46,370 +19% 444 $104   $116,589,824 75
2011/09/21 - $43,988 -5% 444 $99   $116,633,812 76
2011/09/22 - $42,959 -2% 444 $97   $116,676,771 77
2011/09/23 - $88,721 +107% 313 $283   $116,765,492 78
2011/09/24 - $116,770 +32% 313 $373   $116,882,262 79
2011/09/25 - $61,393 -47% 313 $196   $116,943,655 80
2011/09/26 - $24,558 -60% 313 $78   $116,968,213 81
2011/09/27 - $28,869 +18% 313 $92   $116,997,082 82
2011/09/28 - $26,494 -8% 313 $85   $117,023,576 83
2011/09/29 - $28,613 +8% 313 $91   $117,052,189 84
2011/09/30 - $55,073 +92% 222 $248   $117,107,262 85
2011/10/01 - $75,394 +37% 222 $340   $117,182,656 86
2011/10/02 - $41,270 -45% 222 $186   $117,223,926 87
2011/10/03 - $14,721 -64% 222 $66   $117,238,647 88
2011/10/04 - $16,855 +14% 222 $76   $117,255,502 89
2011/10/05 - $16,013 -5% 222 $72   $117,271,515 90
2011/10/06 - $15,533 -3% 222 $70   $117,287,048 91
2011/10/07 - $31,672 +104% 142 $223   $117,318,720 92
2011/10/08 - $41,351 +31% 142 $291   $117,360,071 93
2011/10/09 - $27,998 -32% 142 $197   $117,388,069 94
2011/10/10 - $12,979 -54% 142 $91   $117,401,048 95
2011/10/11 - $9,865 -24% 142 $69   $117,410,913 96
2011/10/12 - $9,981 +1% 142 $70   $117,420,894 97
2011/10/13 - $10,093 +1% 142 $71   $117,430,987 98
2011/10/14 - $18,907 +87% 85 $222   $117,449,894 99
2011/10/15 - $24,097 +27% 85 $283   $117,473,991 100
2011/10/16 - $11,401 -53% 85 $134   $117,485,392 101
2011/10/17 - $4,332 -62% 85 $51   $117,489,724 102
2011/10/18 - $5,848 +35% 85 $69   $117,495,572 103
2011/10/19 - $4,971 -15% 85 $58   $117,500,543 104
2011/10/20 - $5,716 +15% 85 $67   $117,506,259 105
2011/10/21 - $7,464 +31% 50 $149   $117,513,723 106
2011/10/22 - $10,311 +38% 50 $206   $117,524,034 107
2011/10/23 - $4,612 -55% 50 $92   $117,528,646 108
2011/10/24 - $2,168 -53% 50 $43   $117,530,814 109
2011/10/25 - $2,536 +17% 50 $51   $117,533,350 110
2011/10/26 - $2,579 +2% 50 $52   $117,535,929 111
2011/10/27 - $2,630 +2% 50 $53   $117,538,559 112

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/07/08 2 $28,302,165   3,040 $9,310   $28,302,165 3
2011/07/15 3 $17,777,464 -37% 3,134 $5,672   $60,149,603 10
2011/07/22 5 $11,884,319 -33% 3,104 $3,829   $82,566,703 17
2011/07/29 7 $7,189,365 -40% 2,510 $2,864   $96,290,917 24
2011/08/05 9 $4,583,252 -36% 2,025 $2,263   $105,125,415 31
2011/08/12 12 $2,438,498 -47% 1,338 $1,822   $110,003,144 38
2011/08/19 16 $1,279,350 -48% 755 $1,695   $112,574,996 45
2011/08/26 20 $639,246 -50% 465 $1,375   $113,815,151 52
2011/09/02 25 $698,036 +9% 422 $1,654   $114,852,684 59
2011/09/09 20 $585,868 -16% 503 $1,165   $115,795,823 66
2011/09/16 24 $445,361 -24% 444 $1,003   $116,504,487 73
2011/09/23 27 $266,884 -40% 313 $853   $116,943,655 80
2011/09/30 32 $171,737 -36% 222 $774   $117,223,926 87
2011/10/07 34 $101,021 -41% 142 $711   $117,388,069 94
2011/10/14 45 $54,405 -46% 85 $640   $117,485,392 101
2011/10/21 67 $22,387 -59% 50 $448   $117,528,646 108

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/16/20111400,682 400,682$6,122,421$6,122,4211
10/23/20113178,039-56% 578,721$3,049,808$9,172,2292
10/30/20115101,252-43% 679,973$1,517,767$10,689,9973
11/6/2011774,419-27% 754,392$1,115,541$11,805,5374
11/13/20112733,764-55% 788,156$506,122$12,311,6605
11/20/20112240,870+21% 829,026$612,641$12,924,3016
12/4/20111981,313 968,896$771,660$14,431,4378
12/25/201122142,227 1,188,325$1,369,646$16,701,24311
8/10/20141623,261 1,833,696$116,072$22,918,479148

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/16/20113218,012 218,012$4,698,162$4,698,1621
10/23/2011761,614-72% 279,626$1,539,723$6,237,8852
10/30/20111029,055-53% 308,681$726,086$6,963,9713
11/6/20111221,179-27% 329,860$529,264$7,493,2354
11/20/2011206,945 344,053$138,830$7,776,9486
11/27/20111854,329+682% 398,382$1,033,340$8,810,2887
1/8/20121816,614 506,889$313,000$10,539,12013

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