How Do You Know?

How Do You Know? poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,212,620Details
International Box Office $18,455,687
Worldwide Box Office $48,668,307
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $10,174,807 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $639,512 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,814,319
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Lisa, a lifelong athlete, is devastated when she is cut from her team. While struggling to adjust to a life without sports, she starts dating Matty, a narcissistic major league pitcher. Before the relationship becomes too serious, she meets George, an honest businessman who has been wrongly accused of a financial crime. While everything around them seems to be falling apart, they discover what it means to have something wonderful happen.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
32% - Rotten
Audience
25% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$120,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 17th, 2010 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: March 22nd, 2011 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as How Do You Know
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2148, 11/24/2010)
R for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2145, 11/3/2010)
Running Time: 121 minutes
Keywords: Miscellaneous Sports, Dysfunctional Family, Baseball, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Gracie Films

Cast

   Lisa
   George
   Matty
   Charles Madison
Kathryn Hahn    Annie
Teyonah Parris    Riva

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    James L. Brooks
Producer    Julie Ansell
Producer    Paula Weinstein
Producer    Laurence Mark
Executive Producer    John D. Schofield
Executive Producer    Richard Sakai
Co-Producer    Richard Marks
Co-Producer    Aldric La'auli Porter
Co-Producer    Francine Maisler
Director   
Screenwriter    James L. Brooks
Cinematographer    Janusz Kaminski

DVD Sales: Yogi Outsmarts the Competition, Barely

Like last week, four new releases reached the top 30 on this week's sales chart and all four landed in the top five. It was a close race for top spot with Yogi Bear leading The Tourist 685,000 units to 609,000 units. In terms of dollars it was even closer at $10.27 million to $9.99 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 22nd, 2011

It's a deceptively slow week when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray releases. Have I mentioned how much I love the word, "deceptively"? It is worse than meaningless and actually reduces the amount of information given in any sentence it appears in. In this case, the first sentence could mean the week appears to be slow, but it is actually quite busy. Or it could mean the week appears busy, but is quite slow. Unfortunately, it's the latter. There are four first run releases coming out on the home market, which is more than most weeks, but all four missed expectations to one degree or another. Additionally, there's only one new release that I'm seriously considering for Pick of the Week, The Venture Bros.: Season Four on Blu-ray. In fact, there are a couple Blu-ray catalog titles that are more interesting than any of the first run releases. Leading the way there is Stand By Me, which is not only a great movie, but the Blu-ray isn't shovelware and includes Blu-ray exclusive extras like a Picture-in-Picture track. So which release is the Pick of the Week? I can't decide, so let's call it a tie. More...

Christmas Gifts Include a Major Milestone plus a Lump of Coal or Two

It was a good news, really bad news weekend. Let's start with the good news. The overall box office for the year reached $10 billion for only the second time in history. Bad news, the box office this past weekend was so bad that 2010 lost its lead over 2009. It did rise from last weekend by 8% to $145 million, but that's 47% lower than the same weekend last year. Granted, Christmas Eve landing on a Friday did have a lot to do with that, but this is still a terrible result. Year-to-date, 2010 has now earned $10.33 billion, which is about $50 million behind last year's pace. It won't get better next weekend, so 2010 won't be setting the record. More...

Tron Scores Easy Win Over Weak Competition

The weekend numbers were mixed with only one film performing really well and a few more pulling in middling numbers for this time of year. Overall the box office was up 47% from last weekend adding $135 million to its running tally, meaning it crossed the $10 billion mark over the weekend. The good news is this was a weekend faster than that milestone was reached last year and the second highest in history. The bad news is that it was down 2% from last year, while the year-to-date race now has 2010 up by just 1.2% at $10.07 billion to $9.94 billion. There is a chance that by this time next week, 2010 will have surrendered its lead. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ordinary Opening for Tron Leads Lacklustre Weekend

The weekend before Christmas brought little cheer to the movie industry, with Tron: Legacy posting a fairly ordinary $43.6 million opening, and the weekend's two other wide openers and one wide expansion missing the mark. Since Avatar was released this weekend last year, the year-on-year comparisons look bad for the industry as a whole, and 2010 looks certain to lag 2009 in tickets sold, and possibly in total revenue. More...

Can Tron Save the Win?

Early in the year, after the fantastic success of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland, it looked like 2010 would see more tickets sold than 2009, and it could crush the total box office record. That seems like a long, long time ago. Memorial Day was a disaster and, despite a few bright spots here and there, the box office has never regained its early shine. Now the question is not whether 2010 will see more tickets sold; it won't. The question is whether or not 2010's total box office can remain above 2009's pace. If Tron: Legacy is a monster hit, it could go along way to helping save a win for 2010. It's going to need to be a monster hit to keep pace with last year and the only shred of good news I can think of for 2010 is that Avatar was a relatively slow starter, when compared to its eventual run. More...

2010 Preview: December

It's the end of the year and there are certainly some question marks that will be answered over the next 31 days. Are there any monster hits left for 2010? Will 2010 manage to stay ahead of 2009? Will it actually start winning again at the box office? Unfortunately, the answer to all three of those questions might be no. First of all, of the November wide releases, only two will really match expectations, with a couple of others coming close. So December starts on the weak side. Additionally, last December saw the release of Avatar, the biggest box office hit of all time. There's no film coming out this month that will match that movie. In fact, there's a chance no movie coming out this month will match last December's second place film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. This means that even though 2010 had a $300 million lead over 2009 just a few weeks ago, by the end of the year, 2010 might fail to break last year's record. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/17 5 $2,572,546   2,483 $1,036   $2,572,546 1
2010/12/18 8 $2,941,837 +14% 2,483 $1,185   $5,514,383 2
2010/12/19 8 $1,970,313 -33% 2,483 $794   $7,484,696 3
2010/12/20 8 $1,061,974 -46% 2,483 $428   $8,546,670 4
2010/12/21 8 $1,197,326 +13% 2,483 $482   $9,743,996 5
2010/12/22 11 $856,190 -28% 2,483 $345   $10,600,186 6
2010/12/23 11 $852,436 n/c 2,483 $343   $11,452,622 7
2010/12/24 11 $521,029 -39% 2,483 $210   $11,973,651 8
2010/12/25 12 $1,539,279 +195% 2,483 $620   $13,512,930 9
2010/12/26 12 $1,488,657 -3% 2,483 $600   $15,001,587 10
2010/12/27 13 $1,362,536 -8% 2,483 $549   $16,364,123 11
2010/12/28 13 $1,372,412 +1% 2,483 $553   $17,736,535 12
2010/12/29 13 $1,356,133 -1% 2,483 $546   $19,092,668 13
2010/12/30 13 $1,400,806 +3% 2,483 $564   $20,493,474 14
2010/12/31 13 $1,315,417 -6% 2,483 $530   $21,808,891 15
2011/01/01 12 $1,982,235 +51% 2,483 $798   $23,791,126 16
2011/01/02 13 $1,249,768 -37% 2,483 $503   $25,040,894 17
2011/01/03 13 $541,509 -57% 2,483 $218   $25,582,403 18
2011/01/04 12 $526,274 -3% 2,483 $212   $26,108,677 19
2011/01/05 12 $423,799 -19% 2,483 $171   $26,532,476 20
2011/01/06 11 $424,312 n/c 2,483 $171   $26,956,788 21
2011/01/07 15 $620,730 +46% 1,902 $326   $27,577,518 22
2011/01/08 15 $839,583 +35% 1,902 $441   $28,417,101 23
2011/01/09 15 $416,556 -50% 1,902 $219   $28,833,657 24
2011/01/10 15 $148,588 -64% 1,902 $78   $28,982,245 25
2011/01/11 15 $180,954 +22% 1,902 $95   $29,163,199 26
2011/01/12 14 $187,298 +4% 1,902 $98   $29,350,497 27
2011/01/13 15 $190,142 +2% 1,902 $100   $29,540,639 28
2011/01/14 - $126,429 -34% 615 $206   $29,667,068 29
2011/01/15 - $162,405 +28% 615 $264   $29,829,473 30
2011/01/16 - $110,783 -32% 615 $180   $29,940,256 31
2011/01/17 22 $70,076 -37% 615 $114   $30,010,332 32
2011/01/18 22 $29,931 -57% 615 $49   $30,040,263 33
2011/01/19 21 $27,765 -7% 615 $45   $30,068,028 34
2011/01/20 21 $30,121 +8% 615 $49   $30,098,149 35
2011/01/21 - $39,927 +33% 261 $153   $30,138,076 36
2011/01/22 - $53,043 +33% 261 $203   $30,191,119 37
2011/01/23 - $21,501 -59% 261 $82   $30,212,620 38

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/17 8 $7,484,696   2,483 $3,014   $7,484,696 3
2010/12/24 12 $3,548,965 -53% 2,483 $1,429   $15,001,587 10
2010/12/31 13 $4,547,420 +28% 2,483 $1,831   $25,040,894 17
2011/01/07 15 $1,876,869 -59% 1,902 $987   $28,833,657 24
2011/01/14 21 $399,617 -79% 615 $650   $29,940,256 31
2011/01/21 35 $114,471 -71% 261 $439   $30,212,620 38

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/27/20113226,818 226,818$3,756,106$3,756,1061
4/3/20117114,019-50% 340,837$2,165,221$5,921,3272
4/10/20111371,923-37% 412,760$1,057,268$6,978,5953
4/17/20111441,972-42% 454,732$587,188$7,565,7834
4/24/20112737,917-10% 492,649$530,459$8,096,2425
5/1/20112819,610-48% 512,259$316,309$8,412,5516
5/15/20113018,869 548,007$258,505$8,854,1948

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/27/2011614,417 14,417$276,952$276,9521

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How Do You Know Trailer