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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,378,141Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 5,002 $8,378,141
All Time Worldwide Box Office 6,284 $8,378,141
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 326 $8,378,141
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,273 $8,378,141
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies 1,505 $8,378,141

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 22nd, 2002 (Wide) by Miramax
MPAA Rating: PG for mild sensuality
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Source:Based on Play
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 963 $12,577 Sep 27, 2002 131
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 305 $12,577 Sep 27, 2002 131
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 850 $340 Sep 27, 2002 131
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 854 $36,203 Sep 20, 2002 124
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 206 $36,203 Sep 20, 2002 124
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 859 $464 Sep 20, 2002 124
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 659 $99,456 Sep 13, 2002 117
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 135 $99,456 Sep 13, 2002 117
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 723 $691 Sep 13, 2002 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 713 $120,763 Sep 6, 2002 110
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 134 $120,763 Sep 6, 2002 110
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 726 $810 Sep 6, 2002 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 526 $233,415 Aug 30, 2002 103
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 93 $233,415 Aug 30, 2002 103
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 414 $1,269 Aug 30, 2002 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,468 $57,018 Aug 23, 2002 96
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 307 $57,018 Aug 23, 2002 96
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 651 $1,056 Aug 23, 2002 96
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,573 $67,694 Aug 16, 2002 89
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 316 $67,694 Aug 16, 2002 89
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 597 $1,188 Aug 16, 2002 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,658 $81,922 Aug 9, 2002 82
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 327 $81,922 Aug 9, 2002 82
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 674 $1,187 Aug 9, 2002 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,565 $126,950 Aug 2, 2002 75
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 291 $126,950 Aug 2, 2002 75
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 740 $1,233 Aug 2, 2002 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,652 $156,070 Jul 26, 2002 68
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 311 $156,070 Jul 26, 2002 68
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 720 $1,357 Jul 26, 2002 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,609 $221,541 Jul 19, 2002 61
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 302 $221,541 Jul 19, 2002 61
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 740 $1,497 Jul 19, 2002 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,712 $294,184 Jul 12, 2002 54
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 301 $294,184 Jul 12, 2002 54
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 755 $1,672 Jul 12, 2002 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,721 $491,101 Jul 5, 2002 47
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 242 $491,101 Jul 5, 2002 47
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 574 $2,274 Jul 5, 2002 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,288 $469,265 Jun 28, 2002 40
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 291 $469,265 Jun 28, 2002 40
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 734 $2,256 Jun 28, 2002 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,853 $527,454 Jun 21, 2002 33
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 313 $527,454 Jun 21, 2002 33
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 826 $2,624 Jun 21, 2002 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 3,420 $606,061 Jun 14, 2002 26
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 328 $606,061 Jun 14, 2002 26
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 810 $3,367 Jun 14, 2002 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,058 $625,256 Jun 7, 2002 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 348 $625,256 Jun 7, 2002 19
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 891 $4,253 Jun 7, 2002 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,399 $773,913 May 31, 2002 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 290 $773,913 May 31, 2002 12
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,309 $5,265 May 31, 2002 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,075 $398,662 May 24, 2002 5
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 567 $398,662 May 24, 2002 5
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,325 $10,491 May 24, 2002 5
Theater Average Limited Release 2,101 $10,491 May 24, 2002 5
Top 2002 Theater Average Limited Release 110 $10,491 May 24, 2002 5
Never Wide Domestic 364 $8,378,141 May 22, 2002 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,261 $8,378,141 May 22, 2002 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 551 178 May 22, 2002 0

Cast

Rupert Everett    Algernon Moncrieff
Colin Firth    Jack Worthing
Reese Witherspoon    Cecily Cardew
Judi Dench    Lady Bracknell
Frances O'Connor    Gwendolen Fairfax
Tom Wilkinson    Dr. Chasuble
Anna Massey    Miss Prism
Edward Fox    Lane

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/05/24 18 $398,662   38 $10,491   $521,858 5
2002/05/31 12 $773,913 +94% 147 $5,265   $1,428,186 12
2002/06/07 13 $625,256 -19% 147 $4,253   $2,439,918 19
2002/06/14 17 $606,061 -3% 180 $3,367   $3,355,448 26
2002/06/21 19 $527,454 -13% 201 $2,624   $4,204,118 33
2002/06/28 20 $469,265 -11% 208 $2,256   $4,955,116 40
2002/07/05 20 $491,101 +5% 216 $2,274   $5,843,943 47
2002/07/12 23 $294,184 -40% 176 $1,672   $6,382,287 54
2002/07/19 25 $221,541 -25% 148 $1,497   $6,778,566 61
2002/07/26 30 $156,070 -30% 115 $1,357   $7,052,357 68
2002/08/02 32 $126,950 -19% 103 $1,233   $7,261,121 75
2002/08/09 42 $81,922 -35% 69 $1,187   $7,410,618 82
2002/08/16 43 $67,694 -17% 57 $1,188   $7,527,561 89
2002/08/23 48 $57,018 -16% 54 $1,056   $7,616,646 96
2002/08/30 29 $233,415 +309% 184 $1,269   $7,962,033 103
2002/09/06 35 $120,763 -48% 149 $810   $8,139,492 110
2002/09/13 40 $99,456 -18% 144 $691   $8,281,437 117
2002/09/20 54 $36,203 -64% 78 $464   $8,353,241 124
2002/09/27 87 $12,577 -65% 37 $340   $8,378,141 131

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/05/24 18 $531,077   38 $13,976   $654,273 9
2002/05/31 12 $1,160,389 +118% 147 $7,894   $1,814,662 16
2002/06/07 14 $934,725 -19% 147 $6,359   $2,749,387 23
2002/06/14 17 $927,277 -1% 180 $5,152   $3,676,664 30
2002/06/21 19 $809,187 -13% 201 $4,026   $4,485,851 37
2002/06/28 20 $866,991 +7% 208 $4,168   $5,352,842 44
2002/07/05 20 $735,261 -15% 216 $3,404   $6,088,103 51
2002/07/12 22 $468,922 -36% 176 $2,664   $6,557,025 58
2002/07/19 24 $339,262 -28% 148 $2,292   $6,896,287 65
2002/07/26 29 $237,884 -30% 115 $2,069   $7,134,171 72
2002/08/02 31 $194,525 -18% 103 $1,889   $7,328,696 79
2002/08/09 39 $131,171 -33% 69 $1,901   $7,459,867 86
2002/08/16 46 $99,761 -24% 57 $1,750   $7,559,628 93
2002/08/23 40 $168,990 +69% 54 $3,129   $7,728,618 100
2002/08/30 30 $290,111 +72% 184 $1,577   $8,018,729 107
2002/09/06 34 $163,252 -44% 149 $1,096   $8,181,981 114
2002/09/13 40 $135,057 -17% 144 $938   $8,317,038 121
2002/09/20 54 $48,526 -64% 78 $622   $8,365,564 128
2002/09/27 90 $12,577 -74% 37 $340   $8,378,141 135

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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