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The Informant! (2009)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,316,821Details
International Box Office $8,454,347
Worldwide Box Office $41,771,168
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,914,860 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,183,739 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,098,599
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
79% - Certified Fresh
Audience
43% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$22,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 18th, 2009 (Wide) by Warner Bros., released as The Informant
Video Release: February 23rd, 2010 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language
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Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Participant Media
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,778 $5,771 Dec 11, 2009 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,773 $12,363 Dec 4, 2009 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,527 $35,672 Nov 27, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,450 $62,409 Nov 20, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,113 $128,465 Nov 13, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,697 $104,053 Nov 6, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,551 $192,122 Oct 30, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,561 $348,161 Oct 23, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,278 $955,456 Oct 16, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,009 $2,204,286 Oct 9, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,936 $3,689,235 Oct 2, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,695 $6,624,085 Sep 25, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,737 $10,464,314 Sep 18, 2009 3
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 153 $10,464,314 Sep 18, 2009 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,583 2,505 Sep 18, 2009 3

Cast

   Mark Whitacre
Scott Bakula    FBI Special Agent Brian Shepard
Joel McHale    FBI Special Agent Bob Herndon
Melanie Lynskey    Ginger Whitacre
Rick Overton    Terry Wilson
Tom Papa    Mick Andreas
Tom Wilson    Mark Cheviron
Clancy Brown    Aubrey Daniel
Tony Hale    James Epstein
Ann Cusack    Robin Mann
Allan Havey    FBI Special Agent Dean Paisley
Rusty Schwimmer    Liz Taylor
Mike O'Malley   
Andrew Daly    Marty Allison
Adam Paul   
Tom Smothers   
Dick Smothers   
Patton Oswalt    Ed Herbst
Scott Adsit    Sid Hulse
Eddie Jemison    Kirk Schmidt
Frank Welker    Mark Whitacre's Father

Production and Technical Credits

Casting Director    Carmen Cuba
Set Decorator    Dan Clancy
Art Director    David E. Scott
Set Designer    Dawn Brown Manser
Sound Mixer    Dennis Towns
Production Designer    Doug Meerdink
Executive Producer    George Clooney
Assistant Director    Gregory Jacobs
Set Designer    Jane Wuu
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Supervising Sound Editor    Larry Blake
Re-recording Mixer    Larry Blake
Executive Producer    Michael London
Co-Producer    Michael Polaire
Cinematographer    Peter Andrews
Costume Designer    Shoshana Rubin
Editor    Stephen Mirrione
Art Director    William Hunter
Director   
Composer    Marvin Hamlisch
Screenwriter    Scott Z. Burns
Producer    Howard Braunstein
Producer    Kurt Eichenwald

DVD Sales: New Releases Fought the Law (and the Law Won)

March 19th, 2010

While there were plenty of new releases reaching the top 30 on the sales chart this week, a holdover, Law Abiding Citizen, remained in top spot. During its second week of release it sold an additional 353,000 units, lifting its total to 1.18 million units sold and $11.97 million in total sales. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 23rd, 2010

February 23rd, 2010

We're still in that no-man's land for the home market: it's way too late to take advantage of the Christmas shopping season and it's still too early for most Awards Season releases to be on shelves. There are a few wide releases coming out this week, but only one of them, The Informant!, is worth buying on either DVD or Blu-ray. The best release of the week, and the winner of our Pick of the Week honor, is The Damned United, which is worth picking up on DVD or Blu-ray. Meanwhile, Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day - Blu-ray earns the coveted and rarely-awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Awards Season - Golden Globe Nominations are Up in the Air

December 16th, 2009

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations this week, but looking over the list of films chosen, it is hard to declare any one film as the big winner. Up in the Air did pick up six Golden Globe nominations, including several of the most prestigious nominations, but it is far from the only major player. More...

September Ends on a Cloudy Note

September 28th, 2009

None of the three wide releases were able to live up to Thursday's predictions and while the number one film held on a lot better than expected, it wasn't enough to compensate. Overall the box office was down 4.7% from last weekend to $96%, which was 4.2% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date 2009 is still up on 2008 by 7.8% at $7.8 billion to $7.3 billion. More...

Will September End Famously?

September 24th, 2009

The three wide releases this week include two that have a shot at top spot, depending on who you ask, and another that will likely struggle for a spot in the top five. Overall the new releases are about as strong as this time last year, but holdovers should be the deciding factor in keeping 2009 ahead of last year's pace. More...

That's A Spicy Box Office

September 21st, 2009

As expected, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs finished in first place over the weekend, and it beat industry expectations by earning more than $30 million. This helped the overall box office grow by 9.9% from last weekend. The total weekend haul of $101 million was also 14.9% higher than the same weekend last year. Year to date, 2009 has made $7.70 billion at the box office, which is 7.9% higher than last year's pace. This isn't as large a lead as the box office has had this year, but it's still fantastic. More...

Weekend Estimates: Cloudy Tops with $30.1 Million

September 20th, 2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was the clear winner at the box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning. The digitally-animated comedy earned a very respectable $30.1 million, according to Sony, making it their best opening ever for an animated film ahead of Open Season, which posted a $23.6 million opening back in 2006. Meatballs looks a fair bet to hit $100 million during its run. More...

Meatballs Has More than a Chance

September 18th, 2009

We have four wide releases this week, or at least three wide releases and one semi-wide. There should be very little suspense on which film will finish first though, as Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is the clear favorite. The real question is how much it will make and whether or not it can help the overall box office top last year. Or, if some of the pundits are correct, by how much. More...

2009 Preview: September

September 1st, 2009

Summer ended on a strong note with three films from August that have the potential to cross $100 million at the box office. But I don't think there's a single film coming out this month that has the potential to do the same. Then again, we're not concerned with keeping up with August, we are concerned with keeping up with September last year, and that will be an easier task most weeks. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 15, 2008

June 15th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Transporter 3, Hoodwinked 2, The Green Hornet and more! More...

Cast Updates - April 4, 2008

April 4th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for The Informant, The Surrogates, War, Inc., and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - April 1, 2008

April 1st, 2008

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

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
2009/09/18 2 $10,464,314   2,505 $4,177   $10,464,314 3
2009/09/25 4 $6,624,085 -37% 2,505 $2,644   $20,700,946 10
2009/10/02 9 $3,689,235 -44% 2,425 $1,521   $26,469,331 17
2009/10/09 11 $2,204,286 -40% 2,202 $1,001   $29,847,434 24
2009/10/16 13 $955,456 -57% 1,228 $778   $31,766,896 31
2009/10/23 21 $348,161 -64% 411 $847   $32,434,128 38
2009/10/30 25 $192,122 -45% 220 $873   $32,737,219 45
2009/11/06 33 $104,053 -46% 138 $754   $32,922,849 52
2009/11/13 28 $128,465 +23% 247 $520   $33,094,276 59
2009/11/20 37 $62,409 -51% 131 $476   $33,213,811 66
2009/11/27 49 $35,672 -43% 62 $575   $33,278,731 73
2009/12/04 60 $12,363 -65% 40 $309   $33,303,503 80
2009/12/11 65 $5,771 -53% 18 $321   $33,313,582 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/18 2 $3,674,586   2,505 $1,467   $3,674,586 1
2009/09/19 3 $4,362,004 +19% 2,505 $1,741   $8,036,590 2
2009/09/20 2 $2,427,724 -44% 2,505 $969   $10,464,314 3
2009/09/21 2 $862,113 -64% 2,505 $344   $11,326,427 4
2009/09/22 2 $1,064,121 +23% 2,505 $425   $12,390,548 5
2009/09/23 2 $883,221 -17% 2,505 $353   $13,273,769 6
2009/09/24 2 $803,092 -9% 2,505 $321   $14,076,861 7
2009/09/25 4 $2,058,337 +156% 2,505 $822   $16,135,198 8
2009/09/26 4 $3,046,477 +48% 2,505 $1,216   $19,181,675 9
2009/09/27 4 $1,519,271 -50% 2,505 $606   $20,700,946 10
2009/09/28 4 $509,348 -66% 2,505 $203   $21,210,294 11
2009/09/29 3 $588,177 +15% 2,505 $235   $21,798,471 12
2009/09/30 4 $507,419 -14% 2,505 $203   $22,305,890 13
2009/10/01 3 $474,206 -7% 2,505 $189   $22,780,096 14
2009/10/02 9 $1,138,937 +140% 2,425 $470   $23,919,033 15
2009/10/03 9 $1,776,684 +56% 2,425 $733   $25,695,717 16
2009/10/04 9 $773,614 -56% 2,425 $319   $26,469,331 17
2009/10/05 8 $258,114 -67% 2,425 $106   $26,727,445 18
2009/10/06 8 $328,083 +27% 2,425 $135   $27,055,528 19
2009/10/07 8 $298,467 -9% 2,425 $123   $27,353,995 20
2009/10/08 8 $289,153 -3% 2,425 $119   $27,643,148 21
2009/10/09 11 $660,212 +128% 2,202 $300   $28,303,360 22
2009/10/10 11 $1,000,758 +52% 2,202 $454   $29,304,118 23
2009/10/11 11 $543,316 -46% 2,202 $247   $29,847,434 24
2009/10/12 11 $314,250 -42% 2,202 $143   $30,161,684 25
2009/10/13 10 $227,096 -28% 2,202 $103   $30,388,780 26
2009/10/14 10 $216,382 -5% 2,202 $98   $30,605,162 27
2009/10/15 10 $206,278 -5% 2,202 $94   $30,811,440 28
2009/10/16 13 $283,564 +37% 1,228 $231   $31,095,004 29
2009/10/17 13 $467,727 +65% 1,228 $381   $31,562,731 30
2009/10/18 15 $204,165 -56% 1,228 $166   $31,766,896 31
2009/10/19 - $69,355 -66% 1,228 $56   $31,836,251 32
2009/10/20 - $84,461 +22% 1,228 $69   $31,920,712 33
2009/10/21 - $82,218 -3% 1,228 $67   $32,002,930 34
2009/10/22 - $83,037 +1% 1,228 $68   $32,085,967 35
2009/10/23 - $109,527 +32% 411 $266   $32,195,494 36
2009/10/24 - $165,884 +51% 411 $404   $32,361,378 37
2009/10/25 - $72,750 -56% 411 $177   $32,434,128 38
2009/10/26 - $29,131 -60% 411 $71   $32,463,259 39
2009/10/27 - $34,374 +18% 411 $84   $32,497,633 40
2009/10/28 - $23,669 -31% 287 $82   $32,521,302 41
2009/10/29 - $23,795 +1% 287 $83   $32,545,097 42
2009/10/30 - $61,417 +158% 220 $279   $32,606,514 43
2009/10/31 - $82,450 +34% 220 $375   $32,688,964 44
2009/11/01 - $48,255 -41% 220 $219   $32,737,219 45
2009/11/02 - $16,890 -65% 220 $77   $32,754,109 46
2009/11/03 - $23,246 +38% 220 $106   $32,777,355 47
2009/11/04 - $19,365 -17% 220 $88   $32,796,720 48
2009/11/05 - $22,076 +14% 220 $100   $32,818,796 49
2009/11/06 - $31,754 +44% 138 $230   $32,850,550 50
2009/11/07 - $50,619 +59% 138 $367   $32,901,169 51
2009/11/08 - $21,680 -57% 138 $157   $32,922,849 52
2009/11/09 - $7,305 -66% 138 $53   $32,930,154 53
2009/11/10 - $12,126 +66% 138 $88   $32,942,280 54
2009/11/11 - $14,893 +23% 138 $108   $32,957,173 55
2009/11/12 - $8,638 -42% 138 $63   $32,965,811 56
2009/11/13 - $42,076 +387% 247 $170   $33,007,887 57
2009/11/14 - $57,048 +36% 247 $231   $33,064,935 58
2009/11/15 - $29,341 -49% 247 $119   $33,094,276 59
2009/11/16 - $12,711 -57% 247 $51   $33,106,987 60
2009/11/17 - $16,787 +32% 247 $68   $33,123,774 61
2009/11/18 - $13,634 -19% 247 $55   $33,137,408 62
2009/11/19 - $13,994 +3% 247 $57   $33,151,402 63
2009/11/20 - $20,080 +43% 131 $153   $33,171,482 64
2009/11/21 - $28,265 +41% 131 $216   $33,199,747 65
2009/11/22 - $14,064 -50% 131 $107   $33,213,811 66
2009/11/23 - $6,048 -57% 131 $46   $33,219,859 67
2009/11/24 - $8,271 +37% 131 $63   $33,228,130 68
2009/11/25 - $8,098 -2% 92 $88   $33,236,228 69
2009/11/26 - $6,831 -16% 92 $74   $33,243,059 70
2009/11/27 - $13,671 +100% 62 $221   $33,256,730 71
2009/11/28 - $15,037 +10% 62 $243   $33,271,767 72
2009/11/29 - $6,964 -54% 62 $112   $33,278,731 73
2009/11/30 - $3,134 -55% 62 $51   $33,281,865 74
2009/12/01 - $3,435 +10% 62 $55   $33,285,300 75
2009/12/02 - $3,744 +9% 62 $60   $33,289,044 76
2009/12/03 - $2,096 -44% 62 $34   $33,291,140 77
2009/12/04 - $4,495 +114% 40 $112   $33,295,635 78
2009/12/05 - $5,409 +20% 40 $135   $33,301,044 79
2009/12/06 - $2,459 -55% 40 $61   $33,303,503 80
2009/12/07 - $1,206 -51% 40 $30   $33,304,709 81
2009/12/08 - $949 -21% 40 $24   $33,305,658 82
2009/12/09 - $1,027 +8% 40 $26   $33,306,685 83
2009/12/10 - $1,126 +10% 40 $28   $33,307,811 84
2009/12/11 - $1,567 +39% 18 $87   $33,309,378 85
2009/12/12 - $2,297 +47% 18 $128   $33,311,675 86
2009/12/13 - $1,907 -17% 18 $106   $33,313,582 87
2009/12/14 - $646 -66% 18 $36   $33,314,228 88
2009/12/15 - $790 +22% 18 $44   $33,315,018 89
2009/12/16 - $752 -5% 18 $42   $33,315,770 90
2009/12/17 - $1,051 +40% 18 $58   $33,316,821 91

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/18 2 $14,076,861   2,505 $5,620   $14,076,861 7
2009/09/25 4 $8,703,235 -38% 2,505 $3,474   $22,780,096 14
2009/10/02 9 $4,863,052 -44% 2,425 $2,005   $27,643,148 21
2009/10/09 11 $3,168,292 -35% 2,202 $1,439   $30,811,440 28
2009/10/16 13 $1,274,527 -60% 1,228 $1,038   $32,085,967 35
2009/10/23 22 $459,130 -64% 411 $1,117   $32,545,097 42
2009/10/30 23 $273,699 -40% 220 $1,244   $32,818,796 49
2009/11/06 37 $147,015 -46% 138 $1,065   $32,965,811 56
2009/11/13 27 $185,591 +26% 247 $751   $33,151,402 63
2009/11/20 42 $91,657 -51% 131 $700   $33,243,059 70
2009/11/27 50 $48,081 -48% 62 $776   $33,291,140 77
2009/12/04 62 $16,671 -65% 40 $417   $33,307,811 84
2009/12/11 71 $9,010 -46% 18 $501   $33,316,821 91

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/28/20104145,967 145,967$2,522,310$2,522,3101
3/7/20101752,414-64% 198,381$890,514$3,412,8242
3/14/20102335,734-32% 234,115$607,121$4,019,9443

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/28/20101023,205 23,205$579,898$579,8981

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