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I Love You, Phillip Morris (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,037,459Details
International Box Office $20,976,568
Worldwide Box Office $23,014,027
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Steven Russell leads a seemingly average life - an organ player in the local church, happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force. That is until he has a severe car accident that leads him to the ultimate epiphany: he's gay and he's going to live life to the fullest - even if he has to break the law to do it. Taking on an extravagant lifestyle, Steven turns to cons and fraud to make ends meet and is eventually sent to the State Penitentiary where he meets the love of his life, a sensitive, soft-spoken man named Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts him to attempt (and often succeed at) one impossible con after another. Told with an uncanny sense of humor and a lot of heart, "I Love You Phillip Morris" is an oddball tale of what can happen when the legal system, a daredevil spirit and undying love collide.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
72% - Certified Fresh
Audience
61% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 3rd, 2010 (Limited) by Roadside Attractions, released as I Love You Phillip Morris
Video Release: April 5th, 2011 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, released as I Love You Phillip Morris
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content including strong dialogue, and language
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: LGBT, Prison, Romance, Confidence Men, Non-Chronological, Voiceover/Narration, Life on the Outside, Terminal Illness, Intertitle, Epilogue, Escape
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: EuropaCorp
Production Countries: France,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,198 $4,713 Apr 8, 2011 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,269 $7,932 Apr 1, 2011 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,446 $10,169 Mar 25, 2011 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,599 $13,239 Mar 18, 2011 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,956 $8,774 Mar 11, 2011 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,457 $5,485 Mar 4, 2011 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,716 $6,537 Feb 25, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,242 $5,101 Feb 18, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,311 $9,387 Feb 11, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,316 $18,261 Feb 4, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,121 $43,499 Jan 28, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,000 $78,191 Jan 21, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,935 $132,040 Jan 14, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,026 $217,276 Jan 7, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,727 $196,644 Dec 31, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,508 $155,294 Dec 24, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,014 $148,301 Dec 17, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,341 $153,263 Dec 10, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,991 $112,712 Dec 3, 2010 3

Cast

   Steven Russell
   Phillip Morris
Leslie Mann    Debbie
Rodrigo Santoro    Jimmy
Michael Mandel    Cleavon

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Andrew Lazar
Producer    Far Shariat
Executive Producer    Luc Besson
Co-Producer    Miri Yoon
Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Glenn Ficarra
Screenwriter    John Requa
Story Creator    Steve McVicker

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 5th, 2011

April 5th, 2011

It's Tron week with at least seven releases related to Tron and Tron: Legacy. This appears to have scared away the competition, because outside of those releases, there's not much of a selection. Actually, there are three $100 million hits coming out this week; however, one doesn't come out till Friday, so I'll likely deal with it next week after the screener arrives, and the other is so bad it's best to pretend it doesn't exist. Those two films are clearly the Pick of the Week, but depending on where you buy your DVDs, the Combo Pack may or may nor be less expensive than buying the two films separately, so double-check before you buy. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: I Love You, Philip Morris

April 3rd, 2011

A story about two men who fall in love while in prison. This was a movie that was always going to struggle to find an audience. There was some pre-release Awards Season Buzz for I Love You, Philip Morris, but then its release date was pushed back, more than once. By the time it eventually hit theaters, the buzz had died down. And while it was able to do well at the box office for a limited release, it was never able to expand truly wide. Was the early buzz exaggerated? Or was this a movie that was simply too far outside the mainstream to expand into multiplexes? More...

Per Theater Chart was Full of Win

March 30th, 2011

Seven films topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this week, but leading the way were last week's top two films: Bill Cunningham New York and Win Win. The former earned $21,786 in 3 theaters while the latter was right behind with $20,192 in 23. My Perestroika earned $17,680 in its lone theater over the weekend and $25,084 since its Wednesday opening. Mia and the Migoo and Miral were neck-and-neck at $16,975 and $16,561. They also share something else, bad reviews, so their futures are in doubt. Trophy Wife earned an average of $12,288 in seven theaters. Finally, Jane Eyre made nearly $1 million over the weekend in 90 theaters for an average of $10,778. More...

Awards Season: WGA Sticks to the Letter of the Law

January 4th, 2011

WGA nominations were announced this week, and there were some strange results, as the guild is sticking to their rules, which resulted in a number of possible Oscar contenders being ruled ineligible. That said, of the non-documentary films, only one hasn't picked up a single nomination previously, so it is hard to say this list is too out there. More...

Per Theater Chart: Blue Pulls in the Green

January 4th, 2011

The final weekend of the year saw no less than six films topping the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Leading the way was Blue Valentine with an average of $48,432 over the weekend and it already has close to $300,000 in just four theaters since Wednesday. Country Strong saw its average grow to $20,753, but it was still pushed to second place due to the competition. Another Year opened in third with $18,645 in six theaters, while Somewhere remained steady with $17,302 in eight. The Illusionist grew by 20% to $15,472, but it did have an extra day, as last weekend it opened on Saturday. The final $10,000 film was The King's Speech, which earned more than $7 million in 700 theaters for an average of $11,108. More...

Black Swan Looking Bright on the Per Theater Chart

December 7th, 2010

Black Swan beat all expectations during its opening; in fact, it broke records for Fox Searchlight earning an average of $80,212 in 18 theaters. This bodes well for its expansion this Friday. Last week's winner, The King's Speech, earned a very strong second place with an average of $54,086 in six theaters. I Love You, Phillip Morris and All Good Things opened with nearly identical averages of $18,753 and $18,586 respectively. The Salvation Poem reached the $10,000 mark with an average of $13,124 in two theaters, which is unexpected. More...

No Swan Song for Limited Releases

December 3rd, 2010

There's another eclectic mix of limited releases on this week's list, including a film that could be bound for Oscar glory, another that has been delayed many times in the past, a Christmas film, two Christmas films if you include the re-release of The Polar Express, and more. Will any find some measure of mainstream success. Let's hope so. More...

International Details: Shutter Slips to Sixth

April 11th, 2010

Shutter Island fell to sixth place with $6.64 million on 2870 screens in 39 markets for a total of $135.53 million internationally and $258.97 million worldwide. With a debut in Japan this weekend, it could climb back into the top five. Even if it doesn't, it still has to be considered a financial success. More...

International Details: Just Another Week on the International Chart

March 28th, 2010

Just Another Pandora's Box started its international run in sixth place with $7.57 million on 417 screens in 2 markets. These two markets include Hong Kong, where it placed third with $333,000 on 33 screens. More...

International Details: Princess Still Treated Like Royalty Overseas

February 21st, 2010

As expected, The Princess and the Frog reached $100 million internationally just before the weekend started, ultimately overtaking its domestic total. It had no major market openings over the past weekend, but it managed to rise to first place in France with $4.09 million on 697 screens for a total of $17.31 million after three. It also remained solid in the U.K., adding $2.36 million on 501 screens for a total of $6.58 million. Overall, it pulled in $11.29 million on 3349 screens in 34 markets for a total of $111.94 million internationally and $213.69 million worldwide. More...

Cast Updates - May 4, 2008

May 4th, 2008

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Cast Updates - April 10, 2008

April 10th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Bride Wars, I Love You Phillip Morris, New York, I Love You, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - April 9, 2008

April 9th, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/03 28 $112,712   7 $16,102   $112,712 3
2010/12/10 25 $153,263 +36% 35 $4,379   $304,386 10
2010/12/17 23 $148,301 -3% 49 $3,027   $522,812 17
2010/12/24 23 $155,294 +5% 69 $2,251   $762,308 24
2010/12/31 24 $196,644 +27% 68 $2,892   $1,126,302 31
2011/01/07 24 $217,276 +10% 100 $2,173   $1,435,480 38
2011/01/14 33 $132,040 -39% 95 $1,390   $1,660,062 45
2011/01/21 39 $78,191 -41% 75 $1,043   $1,800,935 52
2011/01/28 46 $43,499 -44% 49 $888   $1,881,050 59
2011/02/04 49 $18,261 -58% 39 $468   $1,917,327 66
2011/02/11 58 $9,387 -49% 23 $408   $1,936,217 73
2011/02/18 75 $5,101 -46% 9 $567   $1,946,137 80
2011/02/25 71 $6,537 +28% 15 $436   $6,537 87
2011/03/04 78 $5,485 -16% 13 $422   $1,963,877 94
2011/03/11 71 $8,774 +60% 12 $731   $1,978,817 101
2011/03/18 68 $13,239 +51% 11 $1,204   $1,997,684 108
2011/03/25 76 $10,169 -23% 9 $1,130   $2,013,870 115
2011/04/01 83 $7,932 -22% 12 $661   $2,027,401 122
2011/04/08 85 $4,713 -41% 7 $673   $2,035,607 129

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/03 - $30,623   7 $4,375   $30,623 1
2010/12/04 - $44,684 +46% 7 $6,383   $75,307 2
2010/12/05 - $37,405 -16% 7 $5,344   $112,712 3
2010/12/06 - $9,159 -76% 7 $1,308   $121,871 4
2010/12/07 - $11,827 +29% 7 $1,690   $133,698 5
2010/12/08 - $8,946 -24% 7 $1,278   $142,644 6
2010/12/09 - $8,479 -5% 7 $1,211   $151,123 7
2010/12/10 - $42,178 +397% 35 $1,205   $193,301 8
2010/12/11 - $63,844 +51% 35 $1,824   $257,145 9
2010/12/12 - $47,241 -26% 35 $1,350   $304,386 10
2010/12/13 - $16,923 -64% 35 $484   $321,309 11
2010/12/14 - $18,058 +7% 35 $516   $339,367 12
2010/12/15 - $17,603 -3% 35 $503   $356,970 13
2010/12/16 - $17,541 n/c 35 $501   $374,511 14
2010/12/17 23 $36,098 +106% 50 $722   $410,609 15
2010/12/18 23 $60,841 +69% 50 $1,217   $471,450 16
2010/12/19 22 $50,249 -17% 50 $1,005   $521,699 17
2010/12/20 - $22,108 -56% 50 $442   $543,807 18
2010/12/21 - $25,584 +16% 50 $512   $569,391 19
2010/12/22 - $17,434 -32% 50 $349   $586,825 20
2010/12/23 - $20,189 +16% 50 $404   $607,014 21
2010/12/24 - $20,090 n/c 38 $529   $627,104 22
2010/12/25 - $71,514 +256% 69 $1,036   $698,618 23
2010/12/26 - $63,690 -11% 69 $923   $762,308 24
2010/12/27 - $40,427 -37% 69 $586   $802,735 25
2010/12/28 - $39,622 -2% 69 $574   $842,357 26
2010/12/29 - $42,507 +7% 69 $616   $884,864 27
2010/12/30 - $44,794 +5% 69 $649   $929,658 28
2010/12/31 - $40,254 -10% 68 $592   $969,912 29
2011/01/01 - $90,848 +126% 68 $1,336   $1,060,760 30
2011/01/02 - $65,542 -28% 68 $964   $1,126,302 31
2011/01/03 - $25,005 -62% 68 $368   $1,151,307 32
2011/01/04 - $23,677 -5% 68 $348   $1,174,984 33
2011/01/05 - $21,553 -9% 68 $317   $1,196,537 34
2011/01/06 - $21,667 +1% 68 $319   $1,218,204 35
2011/01/07 - $59,818 +176% 100 $598   $1,278,022 36
2011/01/08 - $93,788 +57% 100 $938   $1,371,810 37
2011/01/09 - $63,670 -32% 100 $637   $1,435,480 38
2011/01/10 - $19,968 -69% 100 $200   $1,455,448 39
2011/01/11 - $25,122 +26% 100 $251   $1,480,570 40
2011/01/12 - $23,138 -8% 100 $231   $1,503,708 41
2011/01/13 - $24,314 +5% 100 $243   $1,528,022 42
2011/01/14 - $33,886 +39% 95 $357   $1,561,908 43
2011/01/15 - $54,970 +62% 95 $579   $1,616,878 44
2011/01/16 - $43,184 -21% 95 $455   $1,660,062 45
2011/01/17 34 $27,358 -37% 95 $288   $1,687,420 46
2011/01/18 - $12,864 -53% 95 $135   $1,700,284 47
2011/01/19 - $11,169 -13% 95 $118   $1,711,453 48
2011/01/20 - $11,291 +1% 95 $119   $1,722,744 49
2011/01/21 - $22,232 +97% 75 $296   $1,744,976 50
2011/01/22 - $36,871 +66% 75 $492   $1,781,847 51
2011/01/23 - $19,088 -48% 75 $255   $1,800,935 52
2011/01/24 - $7,899 -59% 75 $105   $1,808,834 53
2011/01/25 - $9,520 +21% 75 $127   $1,818,354 54
2011/01/26 - $9,825 +3% 75 $131   $1,828,179 55
2011/01/27 - $9,372 -5% 75 $125   $1,837,551 56
2011/01/28 - $12,726 +36% 48 $265   $1,850,277 57
2011/01/29 - $18,802 +48% 48 $392   $1,869,079 58
2011/01/30 - $13,091 -30% 48 $273   $1,882,170 59
2011/01/31 - $3,412 -74% 48 $71   $1,885,582 60
2011/02/01 - $4,369 +28% 48 $91   $1,889,951 61
2011/02/02 - $4,192 -4% 48 $87   $1,894,143 62
2011/02/03 - $4,923 +17% 48 $103   $1,899,066 63
2011/02/04 - $5,930 +20% 39 $152   $1,904,996 64
2011/02/05 - $9,049 +53% 39 $232   $1,914,045 65
2011/02/06 - $3,282 -64% 39 $84   $1,917,327 66
2011/02/07 - $2,251 -31% 39 $58   $1,919,578 67
2011/02/08 - $2,067 -8% 39 $53   $1,921,645 68
2011/02/09 - $2,624 +27% 39 $67   $1,924,269 69
2011/02/10 - $2,561 -2% 39 $66   $1,926,830 70
2011/02/11 - $2,858 +12% 23 $124   $1,929,688 71
2011/02/12 - $4,010 +40% 23 $174   $1,933,698 72
2011/02/13 - $2,519 -37% 23 $110   $1,936,217 73
2011/02/14 - $1,579 -37% 23 $69   $1,937,796 74
2011/02/15 - $1,256 -20% 23 $55   $1,939,052 75
2011/02/16 - $939 -25% 23 $41   $1,939,991 76
2011/02/17 - $1,045 +11% 23 $45   $1,941,036 77
2011/02/18 - $1,344 +29% 9 $149   $1,942,380 78
2011/02/19 - $2,174 +62% 9 $242   $1,944,554 79
2011/02/20 - $1,583 -27% 9 $176   $1,946,137 80
2011/02/21 70 $757 -52% 9 $84   $1,946,894 81
2011/02/22 - $238 -69% 9 $26   $1,947,132 82
2011/02/23 - $239 n/c 9 $27   $1,947,371 83
2011/02/24 - $270 +13% 9 $30   $1,947,641 84
2011/02/25 - $1,908 +607% 15 $127   $1,949,549 85
2011/02/26 - $2,964 +55% 15 $198   $1,952,513 86
2011/02/27 - $1,665 -44% 15 $111   $1,954,178 87
2011/02/28 - $862 -48% 15 $57   $1,955,040 88
2011/03/01 - $820 -5% 15 $55   $1,955,860 89
2011/03/02 - $1,395 +70% 15 $93   $1,957,255 90
2011/03/03 - $1,137 -18% 15 $76   $1,958,392 91
2011/03/04 - $1,344 +18% 13 $103   $1,959,736 92
2011/03/05 - $2,423 +80% 13 $186   $1,962,159 93
2011/03/06 - $1,718 -29% 13 $132   $1,963,877 94
2011/03/07 - $1,457 -15% 13 $112   $1,965,334 95
2011/03/08 - $1,930 +32% 13 $148   $1,967,264 96
2011/03/09 - $1,491 -23% 13 $115   $1,968,755 97
2011/03/10 - $1,288 -14% 13 $99   $1,970,043 98
2011/03/11 - $2,261 +76% 12 $188   $1,972,304 99
2011/03/12 - $3,297 +46% 12 $275   $1,975,601 100
2011/03/13 - $3,216 -2% 12 $268   $1,978,817 101
2011/03/14 - $1,043 -68% 12 $87   $1,979,860 102
2011/03/15 - $1,757 +68% 12 $146   $1,981,617 103
2011/03/16 - $1,710 -3% 12 $143   $1,983,327 104
2011/03/17 - $1,118 -35% 12 $93   $1,984,445 105
2011/03/18 - $3,094 +177% 11 $281   $1,987,539 106
2011/03/19 - $6,119 +98% 11 $556   $1,993,658 107
2011/03/20 - $4,026 -34% 11 $366   $1,997,684 108
2011/03/21 - $1,090 -73% 11 $99   $1,998,774 109
2011/03/22 - $2,119 +94% 11 $193   $2,000,893 110
2011/03/23 - $1,503 -29% 11 $137   $2,002,396 111
2011/03/24 - $1,305 -13% 11 $119   $2,003,701 112
2011/03/25 - $2,154 +65% 9 $239   $2,005,855 113
2011/03/26 - $4,842 +125% 9 $538   $2,010,697 114
2011/03/27 - $3,173 -34% 9 $353   $2,013,870 115
2011/03/28 - $1,302 -59% 9 $145   $2,015,172 116
2011/03/29 - $1,852 +42% 9 $206   $2,017,024 117
2011/03/30 - $1,344 -27% 9 $149   $2,018,368 118
2011/03/31 - $1,101 -18% 9 $122   $2,019,469 119
2011/04/01 - $2,191 +99% 12 $183   $2,021,660 120
2011/04/02 - $3,597 +64% 12 $300   $2,025,257 121
2011/04/03 - $2,144 -40% 12 $179   $2,027,401 122
2011/04/04 - $1,059 -51% 12 $88   $2,028,460 123
2011/04/05 - $1,023 -3% 12 $85   $2,029,483 124
2011/04/06 - $1,024 n/c 12 $85   $2,030,507 125
2011/04/07 - $387 -62% 12 $32   $2,030,894 126
2011/04/08 - $999 +158% 7 $143   $2,031,893 127
2011/04/09 - $2,426 +143% 7 $347   $2,034,319 128
2011/04/10 - $1,288 -47% 7 $184   $2,035,607 129
2011/04/11 - $548 -57% 7 $78   $2,036,155 130
2011/04/12 - $474 -14% 7 $68   $2,036,629 131
2011/04/13 - $557 +18% 7 $80   $2,037,186 132
2011/04/14 - $273 -51% 7 $39   $2,037,459 133

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/03 29 $151,123   7 $21,589   $151,123 7
2010/12/10 24 $223,388 +48% 35 $6,383   $374,511 14
2010/12/17 26 $232,503 +4% 50 $4,650   $607,014 21
2010/12/24 26 $322,644 +39% 69 $4,676   $929,658 28
2010/12/31 24 $288,546 -11% 68 $4,243   $1,218,204 35
2011/01/07 23 $309,818 +7% 100 $3,098   $1,528,022 42
2011/01/14 33 $194,722 -37% 95 $2,050   $1,722,744 49
2011/01/21 37 $114,807 -41% 75 $1,531   $1,837,551 56
2011/01/28 46 $61,515 -46% 48 $1,282   $1,899,066 63
2011/02/04 50 $27,764 -55% 39 $712   $1,926,830 70
2011/02/11 60 $14,206 -49% 23 $618   $1,941,036 77
2011/02/18 73 $6,605 -54% 9 $734   $1,947,641 84
2011/02/25 71 $10,751 +63% 15 $717   $1,958,392 91
2011/03/04 74 $11,651 +8% 13 $896   $1,970,043 98
2011/03/11 70 $14,402 +24% 12 $1,200   $1,984,445 105
2011/03/18 72 $19,256 +34% 11 $1,751   $2,003,701 112
2011/03/25 79 $15,768 -18% 9 $1,752   $2,019,469 119
2011/04/01 84 $11,425 -28% 12 $952   $2,030,894 126
2011/04/08 86 $6,565 -43% 7 $938   $2,037,459 133

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