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How to be Single (2016)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $46,843,513Details
International Box Office $52,752,419Details
Worldwide Box Office $99,595,932
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,963,197 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,466,777 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,429,974
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
49% - Rotten
Audience
48% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$37,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 12th, 2016 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: February 8th, 2016 (Wide) (Taiwan)
February 10th, 2016 (Wide) (Belgium)
February 11th, 2016 (Wide) (Argentina)
February 11th, 2016 (Wide) (Central America)
February 11th, 2016 (Wide) (Chile)
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Video Release: May 3rd, 2016 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content and strong language throughout.
(Rating bulletin 2401, 11/25/2015)
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, New York City
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Flower Films, Wrigley Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,515 $83,965 Apr 8, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,118 $187,355 Apr 1, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,289 $250,442 Mar 25, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,419 $401,257 Mar 18, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,322 $924,034 Mar 11, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,061 $2,117,076 Mar 4, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,450 $5,008,362 Feb 26, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,324 $8,202,430 Feb 19, 2016 10
Biggest February Day at the Domestic Box Office 252 $6,663,356 Feb 14, 2016 3
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 909 $6,663,356 Feb 14, 2016 3
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 111 $17,878,911 Feb 12, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 973 $17,878,911 Feb 12, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 440 3,343 Feb 12, 2016 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,009 $5,965,465 Feb 13, 2016 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,722 $5,250,090 Feb 12, 2016 1

Cast

   Alice
   Robin
   Lucy
   Meg
Anders Holm    Tom
Damon Wayans Jr.    David
Nicholas Braun    Josh
Jake Lacy    Ken
Jason Mantzoukas    George
Carla Quevedo    Camille
Colin Jost    Paul
Kay Cannon    Woman Giving Birth
Patrick Boll    Josh's Dad
Brent Morin    Lucy's Date
Mickey Gooch    Robin's Date
Judith Lightfoot Clarke    Josh's Mom
Sarah Ramos    Michelle
Vanessa Rubio    David's Wife
Zani Jones Mbayise    Phoebe
Anna Eilinsfeld    Bachelorette Brittany
Charlotte Kirk    Bachelorette Tiffany
Angela Bellotte    Kati
Kevin Yamada    Alice's Boss
Richie Moriarty    Co-Worker Stan
Paul Laudiero    Co-Worker Law Office
Richard Walker    Cafe Waiter
Ali Marsh    Real Estate Broker
Patrick Clark    Cute Guy in Cafe
Diana Oh    Sign In Lady
Eason Rytter    Kid
Ella June Conroy    Little Girl
Katrina Braxton    Nurse
Kate Fahrner    Postpartum Patient
Sipiwe Moyo    Baby Store Customer
Genevieve Adams    Cashier-Baby Store
Julia Mattison    Makeup Sales Lady
Caroline Lowe    Girl Next Door
Murf Meyer    Guy in Underwear
Jonathan Braylock    Cabbie
Dewitt Fleming Jr    Roof Party Guest
Chloe Fontain    Law Party Guest
Dana Fox    Pregnant Bridget
Allan Greenberg    Bill
Roy Koshy    Banker
Anthony Triolo    Banker
Tony Cheng    Banker

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenplay and Screen Story by    Abby Kohn
Screenplay and Screen Story by    Marc Silverstein
Screenwriter    Dana Fox
Producer    John Rickard
Producer    Dana Fox
Executive Producer    Marcus Viscidi
Executive Producer    Nancy Juvonen
Executive Producer    Drew Barrymore
Executive Producer    Richard Brener
Executive Producer    Michael Disco
Executive Producer    Dave Neustradter
Executive Producer    Michele Weiss
Based on the book by    Liz Tuccillo
Director of Photography    Christian Rein
Production Designer    Steve Saklad
Editor    Tia Nolan
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman
Costume Designer    Leah Katznelson
Composer    Fil Eisler
Music Supervisor    Season Kent
Unit Production Manager    Erica Kay
Assistant Director    Steve Apicella
Second Assistant Director    Matt Power
Co-Producer    Katie Silberman
Art Director    Chris Shriver
Set Decorator    Chryss Hionis
Sound Mixer    Danny Michael
Associate Producer    Stefan Mentz
Script Supervisor    Rebecca Breckel
Make up    Nuria Sitja
Hairstylist    Kerrie Smith
Music Editor    Joseph Bonn
Assistant Editor    Rick Derby
Assistant Editor    Sharon Perlman
Supervising Sound Editor    Ron Eng
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin O'Connell
Re-recording Mixer    Gregg Landaker
Dialogue Editor    Paul Carden
Sound Effects Editor    Bernard Weiser
Foley Mixer    Darren Barnett
Foley Mixer    James Ashwill
Special Effects Coordinator    Fred Buchholz
Special Effects    Chris Jordan
Additional Casting-Casting Associate    Jon Goracy
Additional Casting-Extras Casting    Barbara McNamara
Visual Effects Supervisor    Bruce Jones
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dan Levitan

Home Market Releases for May 24th, 2016

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Deadpool Cruises to $56.47 million Win

February 23rd, 2016

Deadpool

Deadpool held onto first place with $56.47 million over the weekend, while the best new release, Risen, was well back in third place with $11.80 million. It's not surprising the overall box office fell this weekend when compared to the last weekend. The overall box office fell 41% to $142 million, which is barely more than what Deadpool alone earned last weekend. This was still 19% more than this weekend last year, when Fifty Shades of Grey fell 74%. 2016's year-to-date lead roughly doubled to 3.5% at $1.63 billion to $1.57 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Deadpool Assassinates the Competition

February 17th, 2016

Deadpool

Most people thought Deadpool would be a big hit over the weekend. I didn't see a single prediction that said it would be this big. It earned $132.43 million over the three-day weekend, which is more than enough to cover its entire production budget and a healthy chunk of its advertising budget. ... Or at least its initial advertising budget. Needless to say, there is already a sequel in the works. How to be Single had a very solid opening, while Zoolander 2 will need to become a hit on the home market in order to break even. The overall box office rose 150% from last weekend to $239 million over three days. Wow. This weekend last year, Fifty Shades of Grey debuted. Deadpool made almost as much in the four days it was in theaters than Fifty Shades of Grey made in total. It goes without saying that 2016 won the year-over-year comparison. Its 11% difference is impressive. Year-to-date, 2016 has earned $1.44 billion, which is 1.9% more than 2015's running tally at the same stage. More...

Weekend Estimates: Deadpool Smashes February Record with $135m Debut

February 14th, 2016

Deadpool

This weekend last year, Fifty Shades of Grey broke one of the longest-standing records in the business by posting a $85.2 million opening weekend, besting the record for biggest weekend in February that had been held by The Passion of the Christ since 2004. Fifty Shades and, in 2014, The LEGO Movie dispelled the myth that big movies couldn’t open in February, and this year Deadpool is single-handedly making President’s Day weekend look like a Summer holiday weekend with an opening projected by Fox at $135 million for the Friday–Sunday period and $150 million over four days. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Deadpool Has Lively Debut - Updated

February 12th, 2016

Deadpool

Deadpool set two records for biggest February previews and biggest previews for an R-rated film with $12.7 million. ... I think it is safe to assume Deadpool 2 is on its way. The studio was expecting between $60 million and $65 million over the four-day weekend, but studios tend to downplay expectations so they can claim victory, even if the film is a little weaker than anticipated. With the record previews, I think it is safe to say it will top those expectations and even our $75 million prediction seems low. More...

Weekend Predictions: Deadpool Looking for Dead Presidents

February 11th, 2016

Deadpool

It's Valentine's Day weekend and Presidents Day long weekend, so the box office should be very robust, at least compared to last weekend. Deadpool has the best reviews and the best buzz and should have no trouble earning first place at the box office. Zoolander 2 is earning weak reviews, but nostalgia could help during its opening weekend. Finally there's How to be Single, which is a Romantic Comedy. Any romantic film should do well on Valentine's Day, even one earning mixed reviews. This weekend last year, Fifty Shades of Grey came out, which is a movie my mind keeps trying to forget happened. It earned just over $85 million during its opening weekend, but less than that during the rest of its run. Deadpool won't open as fast, but it very likely won't collapse next weekend either. 2016 will lose in the year-over-year comparison in the short run, but perhaps by Monday, the tide will turn. More...

2016 Preview: February

February 1st, 2016

Deadpool

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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
2016/02/12 3 $17,878,911   3,343 $5,348   $17,878,911 3
2016/02/19 5 $8,202,430 -54% 3,357 $2,443   $31,746,063 10
2016/02/26 8 $5,008,362 -39% 3,047 $1,644   $39,479,228 17
2016/03/04 12 $2,117,076 -58% 1,602 $1,322   $43,320,541 24
2016/03/11 17 $924,034 -56% 767 $1,205   $45,108,811 31
2016/03/18 24 $401,257 -57% 366 $1,096   $45,951,979 38
2016/03/25 20 $250,442 -38% 188 $1,332   $46,386,135 45
2016/04/01 27 $187,355 -25% 242 $774   $46,665,610 52
2016/04/08 34 $83,965 -55% 176 $477   $46,813,366 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/02/12 2 $5,250,090   3,343 $1,570   $5,250,090 1
2016/02/13 3 $5,965,465 +14% 3,343 $1,784   $11,215,555 2
2016/02/14 3 $6,663,356 +12% 3,343 $1,993   $17,878,911 3
2016/02/15 4 $2,025,382 -70% 3,343 $606   $19,904,293 4
2016/02/16 3 $1,442,382 -29% 3,343 $431   $21,346,675 5
2016/02/17 3 $1,078,382 -25% 3,343 $323   $22,425,057 6
2016/02/18 3 $1,118,576 +4% 3,343 $335   $23,543,633 7
2016/02/19 5 $2,677,886 +139% 3,357 $798   $26,221,519 8
2016/02/20 4 $3,517,008 +31% 3,357 $1,048   $29,738,527 9
2016/02/21 5 $2,007,536 -43% 3,357 $598   $31,746,063 10
2016/02/22 4 $568,240 -72% 3,357 $169   $32,314,303 11
2016/02/23 3 $878,463 +55% 3,357 $262   $33,192,766 12
2016/02/24 4 $619,808 -29% 3,357 $185   $33,812,574 13
2016/02/25 3 $658,292 +6% 3,357 $196   $34,470,866 14
2016/02/26 7 $1,625,677 +147% 3,047 $534   $36,096,543 15
2016/02/27 8 $2,274,329 +40% 3,047 $746   $38,370,872 16
2016/02/28 8 $1,108,356 -51% 3,047 $364   $39,479,228 17
2016/02/29 9 $364,437 -67% 3,047 $120   $39,843,665 18
2016/03/01 8 $550,211 +51% 3,047 $181   $40,393,876 19
2016/03/02 7 $431,664 -22% 3,047 $142   $40,825,540 20
2016/03/03 7 $377,925 -12% 3,047 $124   $41,203,465 21
2016/03/04 11 $674,285 +78% 1,602 $421   $41,877,750 22
2016/03/05 11 $920,275 +36% 1,602 $574   $42,798,025 23
2016/03/06 13 $522,516 -43% 1,602 $326   $43,320,541 24
2016/03/07 12 $200,130 -62% 1,602 $125   $43,520,671 25
2016/03/08 11 $276,174 +38% 1,602 $172   $43,796,845 26
2016/03/09 11 $208,566 -24% 1,602 $130   $44,005,411 27
2016/03/10 11 $179,366 -14% 1,602 $112   $44,184,777 28
2016/03/11 - $292,590 +63% 767 $381   $44,477,367 29
2016/03/12 - $401,008 +37% 767 $523   $44,878,375 30
2016/03/13 - $230,436 -43% 767 $300   $45,108,811 31
2016/03/14 15 $105,370 -54% 767 $137   $45,214,181 32
2016/03/15 15 $158,108 +50% 767 $206   $45,372,289 33
2016/03/16 - $102,815 -35% 767 $134   $45,475,104 34
2016/03/17 - $75,618 -26% 767 $99   $45,550,722 35
2016/03/18 - $132,721 +76% 366 $363   $45,683,443 36
2016/03/19 - $173,275 +31% 366 $473   $45,856,718 37
2016/03/20 - $95,261 -45% 366 $260   $45,951,979 38
2016/03/21 - $44,772 -53% 366 $122   $45,996,751 39
2016/03/22 - $60,004 +34% 366 $164   $46,056,755 40
2016/03/23 - $43,301 -28% 366 $118   $46,100,056 41
2016/03/24 - $35,637 -18% 366 $97   $46,135,693 42
2016/03/25 - $105,033 +195% 188 $559   $46,240,726 43
2016/03/26 - $95,306 -9% 188 $507   $46,336,032 44
2016/03/27 - $50,103 -47% 188 $267   $46,386,135 45
2016/03/28 - $25,552 -49% 188 $136   $46,411,687 46
2016/03/29 - $25,440 n/c 188 $135   $46,437,127 47
2016/03/30 - $20,160 -21% 188 $107   $46,457,287 48
2016/03/31 - $20,968 +4% 188 $112   $46,478,255 49
2016/04/01 - $62,627 +199% 242 $259   $46,540,882 50
2016/04/02 - $83,102 +33% 242 $343   $46,623,984 51
2016/04/03 - $41,626 -50% 242 $172   $46,665,610 52
2016/04/04 - $13,169 -68% 242 $54   $46,678,779 53
2016/04/05 - $19,621 +49% 242 $81   $46,698,400 54
2016/04/06 - $15,196 -23% 242 $63   $46,713,596 55
2016/04/07 - $15,805 +4% 242 $65   $46,729,401 56
2016/04/08 - $27,157 +72% 176 $154   $46,756,558 57
2016/04/09 - $36,807 +36% 176 $209   $46,793,365 58
2016/04/10 - $20,001 -46% 176 $114   $46,813,366 59
2016/04/11 - $6,435 -68% 176 $37   $46,819,801 60
2016/04/12 - $9,770 +52% 176 $56   $46,829,571 61
2016/04/13 - $6,832 -30% 176 $39   $46,836,403 62
2016/04/14 - $7,110 +4% 176 $40   $46,843,513 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/02/12 3 $23,543,633   3,343 $7,043   $23,543,633 7
2016/02/19 5 $10,927,233 -54% 3,357 $3,255   $34,470,866 14
2016/02/26 8 $6,732,599 -38% 3,047 $2,210   $41,203,465 21
2016/03/04 12 $2,981,312 -56% 1,602 $1,861   $44,184,777 28
2016/03/11 17 $1,365,945 -54% 767 $1,781   $45,550,722 35
2016/03/18 22 $584,971 -57% 366 $1,598   $46,135,693 42
2016/03/25 21 $342,562 -41% 188 $1,822   $46,478,255 49
2016/04/01 26 $251,146 -27% 242 $1,038   $46,729,401 56
2016/04/08 36 $114,112 -55% 176 $648   $46,843,513 63

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 2/11/2016 $172,954 35 35 90 $422,968 3/22/2016
Australia 2/19/2016 $1,945,015 254 270 1463 $7,928,628 6/9/2016
Austria 4/8/2016 $323,349 69 69 138 $643,500 6/9/2016
Belgium 2/10/2016 $349,168 40 40 204 $1,086,235 6/9/2016
Brazil 2/25/2016 $302,467 126 126 238 $603,474 6/9/2016
Bulgaria 2/12/2016 $33,921 35 35 133 $118,964 5/5/2016
Cambodia 3/8/2016 $0 0 3 3 $18,730 3/22/2016
Central America 2/11/2016 $158,848 95 95 181 $318,270 3/15/2016
Chile 2/11/2016 $76,500 25 25 77 $297,974 4/5/2016
Colombia 2/25/2016 $131,023 105 105 184 $294,133 3/15/2016
Croatia 2/11/2016 $58,663 23 23 79 $138,715 3/15/2016
Czech Republic 5/5/2016 $47,084 46 46 126 $212,540 6/15/2016
Denmark 2/11/2016 $220,577 68 68 97 $927,505 6/9/2016
Ecuador 2/19/2016 $45,879 27 27 58 $151,915 3/15/2016
Estonia 2/12/2016 $0 0 11 11 $75,460 6/9/2016
Finland 2/12/2016 $132,325 45 45 200 $568,387 6/9/2016
France 3/2/2016 $1,097,273 187 187 374 $2,443,513 6/9/2016
Germany 4/7/2016 $2,025,444 370 466 836 $4,406,283 6/9/2016
Greece 2/11/2016 $78,075 38 38 62 $167,829 6/9/2016
Hong Kong 2/18/2016 $242,179 33 33 74 $655,422 6/9/2016
Hungary 2/11/2016 $231,687 42 42 294 $809,144 4/5/2016
Iceland 2/12/2016 $0 0 5 5 $47,284 2/23/2016
Iraq 2/18/2016 $4,342 3 3 8 $13,347 3/8/2016
Israel 2/11/2016 $154,914 26 26 148 $658,132 4/19/2016
Italy 2/11/2016 $1,073,274 248 248 500 $2,128,106 6/9/2016
Kenya 2/12/2016 $13,360 15 15 15 $13,360 2/17/2016
Lebanon 2/11/2016 $29,272 5 5 17 $212,407 3/22/2016
Lithuania 2/12/2016 $87,477 250 250 264 $139,100 6/9/2016
Mexico 2/19/2016 $0 0 27 27 $1,573,141 6/9/2016
Netherlands 2/11/2016 $581,337 98 98 672 $2,551,644 6/9/2016
New Zealand 2/19/2016 $201,580 72 72 360 $863,458 6/9/2016
Oman 2/18/2016 $2,756 2 2 2 $2,756 2/23/2016
Peru 2/11/2016 $90,281 33 33 68 $218,728 3/15/2016
Philippines 2/11/2016 $215,706 103 103 104 $369,268 3/1/2016
Poland 2/12/2016 $453,078 134 134 134 $453,078 2/17/2016
Portugal 2/11/2016 $130,500 41 41 152 $338,428 6/9/2016
Romania 2/12/2016 $191,081 53 53 53 $191,081 2/17/2016
Russia (CIS) 2/11/2016 $974,067 838 838 1884 $1,906,994 3/3/2016
Serbia and Montenegro 2/11/2016 $0 0 17 34 $49,411 3/22/2016
Singapore 2/18/2016 $292,984 26 29 96 $810,641 6/9/2016
Slovakia 2/11/2016 $94,694 55 55 162 $313,569 6/9/2016
Slovenia 2/11/2016 $25,242 15 15 68 $80,143 6/9/2016
South Africa 2/12/2016 $158,467 73 73 111 $438,988 6/9/2016
Spain 2/12/2016 $629,472 204 208 840 $1,722,977 6/9/2016
Sweden 2/12/2016 $390,813 84 84 323 $1,389,292 6/9/2016
Switzerland 3/2/2016 $70,892 12 56 68 $433,834 6/9/2016
Taiwan 2/8/2016 $779,850 68 73 301 $3,441,656 6/9/2016
Turkey 4/15/2016 $33,524 46 46 96 $103,685 5/5/2016
Ukraine 2/11/2016 $247,526 187 187 446 $487,349 3/15/2016
United Arab Emirates 2/11/2016 $370,166 43 43 97 $863,415 4/19/2016
United Kingdom 2/19/2016 $2,691,536 432 445 2131 $8,598,988 6/9/2016
Uruguay 2/18/2016 $14,257 10 10 23 $39,427 3/22/2016
Venezuela 2/12/2016 $0 0 4 5 $9,143 6/9/2016
 
International Total$52,752,419 6/15/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/29/2016377,884 77,884$1,226,673$1,226,6734
6/5/2016546,423-40% 124,307$740,911$1,967,5845
6/12/20161214,213-69% 138,520$216,322$2,183,9066

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/29/2016733,896 33,896$676,567$676,5674
6/5/20161114,464-57% 48,360$288,703$965,2705

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