Jeff, Who Lives at Home

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Domestic Box Office $4,269,426Details
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Synopsis

Not really much of a self-starter - unless you count bouts of philosophizing and repeated viewings of the movie "Signs" - Jeff rarely ventures far beyond his home...which happens to be in the basement of his mother's Baton Rouge house where he and his now estranged brother, Pat, grew up. Still concerned but completely out of ideas as to getting Jeff to move forward with his life, his mother Sharon has whittled her own dreams for her eldest son down to completing the simple tasks she hopes Jeff might accomplish before she gets home from her civil service job. Today, it's about wood glue - could he simply make it to the store to buy some of the stuff to repair a loose slat in a shutter door? Well, he can try. But for Jeff, life is anything but simple, as he sets out mindful of his goal and armed with his own special view of the world. He is convinced that if a person can just listen for signs in the universe, a path will be made clear. Thanks to an earlier wrong-number call looking for someone named Kevin, Jeff believes that Kevin is key to finding his way...at least for today. The simple task he sets out to accomplish quickly becomes forgotten, as Jeff encounters a series of comedic and unexpected events that lead him to cross paths with his family in the strangest of locations and circumstances. Along the way, Jeff just may find the meaning of his life... and if hes lucky, pick up the wood glue as well.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
78% - Certified Fresh
Audience
62% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by Paramount Vantage, released as Jeff Who Lives at Home
Video Release: June 19th, 2012 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2205, 1/11/2012)
Keywords: Romance, LGBT, Improvised, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Widow/Widower, Death of a Spouse, Intertitle, Fate or Destiny, Infidelity, Relationships Gone Wrong, Narcotics, Dysfunctional Family, Delayed Adulthood
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 19th, 2012

There are a trio of wide releases coming out on the home market this weekend; however, two of them were box office bombs, while the only one that did reasonably well at the box office was absolutely eviscerated by critics. Project X will likely be the best selling new release of the week, but that's not a good sign, as it made just over $50 million in theaters. Additionally, according to Amazon.com, the top ten best selling new releases include a trio of catalogue titles making their Blu-ray debut. We are not talking about classics that are finally making the leap to high definition. We are talking about films like Newsies, which earned less than $3 million during its original theatrical run. As for potential Pick of the Week winners, there were a few contenders. Jeff, Who Lives At Home is an excellent film, but the DVD and the Blu-ray have absolutely no extras. Wilfred: Season One could be a winner, but I didn't get a chance to see the show when it first aired, and the DVD / Blu-ray is late. The screener is also late for Louie: Season Two, but at least I've seen season one and the DVD or Blu-ray is the best bet for Pick of the Week. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Jeff, Who Lives At Home

Jeff, Who Lives At Home was written and directed by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, who have worked together a number of times and have built up serious Indie cred with films like Cyrus, Baghead, and The Puffy Chair. Because of this, this film had high expectations. It did reasonably well at the box office. It opened in too many theaters, so its per theater average was rather weak, but it lasted long enough to top $4 million, which is good for a limited release. Will it perform better on the home market? Or does the movie have an appeal that limited to art house cinema? More...

Thinking About the Per Theater Chart

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Per Theater Chart: Bullying is No Game

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Games Redeem Per Theater Chart

There were only two films in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart, but the number one film was massive. The Hunger Games not only took top spot on the overall chart, but it earned an average of $36,871, which was more than double its nearest competitor. Second place went to The Raid: Redemption with an average of $15,270 in 14 theaters. This suggests some potential for expansion, while it should reach at least one major milestone before its theatrical run is done. More...

Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181. More...

Limited Releases are Mucho Grande

It's not a particularly busy week in terms of total number of limited releases. However, it is a huge week in terms of total theater count, as there are three films opening in hundreds of theaters each. Will any of these films succeed? Jeff, Who Lives at Home has the best shot of the three. Or will any of the much more limited releases find an audience? Of those, The Kid with a Bike has the best shot at finding an audience. Additionally, Intouchables has a sneak peak on Saturday at the Paris Theater in New York City. More...

Cast

Jason Segel    Jeff
Ed Helms    Pat
Susan Sarandon    Sharon
Judy Greer    Linda
Rae Dawn Chong    Carol
Steve Zissis    Steve
Evan Ross    Kevin
Benjamin Bickham    TV Pitchman
Lee Nguyen    Cleck
Tim J. Smith    Guard
Ernest James    Guard
David Kency    Teammate
Raion Hill    Thug
Zic Cino    Gil
Lance E. Nichols    Elderly Man/Phone (O.S.)
Carol Sutton    Elderly Woman
Joe Chrest    Paul
Katie Aselton    Hostess
J.D. Evermore    Waiter
John Neisler    Kevin Kandy Employee
Matt Malloy    Barry
Ian Hoch    Bartender
Robert Larriviere    Manager
Jesse Moore    Taxi Driver
Scotty Whitehurst    Teen Driver
Wally Crowder    Fisherman
Carol Wells    Younger Girl
Savanna Kinchen    Older Girl
Eddie Matthews    Father
Jennifer Lafleur    TV Announcer
Deneen D. Tyler    Woman Calling the Police
Randall Kamm    Field Reporter

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jay Duplass
Screenwriter    Mark Duplass
Director    Jay Duplass
Director    Mark Duplass
Producer    Lianne Halfon
Producer    Russell Smith
Producer    Jason Reitman
Executive Producer    Helen Estabrook
Executive Producer    Steven Rales
Director of Photography    Jas Shelton
Production Designer    Chris Spellman
Editor    Jay Deuby
Composer    Michael Andrews

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/16 - $269,351   254 $1,060   $269,351 1
2012/03/17 - $344,110 +28% 254 $1,355   $613,461 2
2012/03/18 - $242,248 -30% 254 $954   $855,709 3
2012/03/19 - $82,592 -66% 254 $325   $938,301 4
2012/03/20 - $98,906 +20% 254 $389   $1,037,207 5
2012/03/21 - $80,623 -18% 254 $317   $1,117,830 6
2012/03/22 - $69,528 -14% 254 $274   $1,187,358 7
2012/03/23 18 $154,829 +123% 254 $610   $1,342,187 8
2012/03/24 18 $273,274 +77% 254 $1,076   $1,615,461 9
2012/03/25 17 $158,806 -42% 254 $625   $1,774,267 10
2012/03/26 17 $53,305 -66% 254 $210   $1,827,572 11
2012/03/27 16 $69,024 +29% 254 $272   $1,896,596 12
2012/03/28 16 $57,588 -17% 254 $227   $1,954,184 13
2012/03/29 16 $59,894 +4% 254 $236   $2,014,078 14
2012/03/30 - $191,664 +220% 513 $374   $2,205,742 15
2012/03/31 - $309,782 +62% 513 $604   $2,515,524 16
2012/04/01 - $176,506 -43% 513 $344   $2,692,030 17
2012/04/02 12 $62,900 -64% 513 $123   $2,754,930 18
2012/04/03 12 $80,830 +29% 513 $158   $2,835,760 19
2012/04/04 13 $68,430 -15% 513 $133   $2,904,190 20
2012/04/05 14 $77,680 +14% 513 $151   $2,981,870 21
2012/04/06 - $134,947 +74% 447 $302   $3,116,817 22
2012/04/07 14 $172,197 +28% 447 $385   $3,289,014 23
2012/04/08 14 $111,106 -35% 447 $249   $3,400,120 24
2012/04/09 - $47,058 -58% 447 $105   $3,447,178 25
2012/04/10 12 $57,746 +23% 447 $129   $3,504,924 26
2012/04/11 12 $53,263 -8% 447 $119   $3,558,187 27
2012/04/12 12 $52,457 -2% 447 $117   $3,610,644 28
2012/04/13 - $62,991 +20% 183 $344   $3,673,635 29
2012/04/14 - $97,324 +55% 183 $532   $3,770,959 30
2012/04/15 - $52,002 -47% 183 $284   $3,822,961 31
2012/04/16 - $18,456 -65% 183 $101   $3,841,417 32
2012/04/17 - $21,630 +17% 183 $118   $3,863,047 33
2012/04/18 - $18,874 -13% 183 $103   $3,881,921 34
2012/04/19 - $18,720 -1% 183 $102   $3,900,641 35
2012/04/20 - $35,281 +88% 122 $289   $3,935,922 36
2012/04/21 - $58,234 +65% 122 $477   $3,994,156 37
2012/04/22 - $35,552 -39% 122 $291   $4,029,708 38
2012/04/23 - $11,228 -68% 122 $92   $4,040,936 39
2012/04/24 - $14,645 +30% 122 $120   $4,055,581 40
2012/04/25 - $12,672 -13% 122 $104   $4,068,253 41
2012/04/26 - $12,607 -1% 122 $103   $4,080,860 42
2012/04/27 - $16,011 +27% 79 $203   $4,096,871 43
2012/04/28 - $27,749 +73% 79 $351   $4,124,620 44
2012/04/29 - $13,578 -51% 79 $172   $4,138,198 45
2012/04/30 - $6,317 -53% 79 $80   $4,144,515 46
2012/05/01 - $6,790 +7% 79 $86   $4,151,305 47
2012/05/02 - $6,107 -10% 79 $77   $4,157,412 48
2012/05/03 - $6,263 +3% 79 $79   $4,163,675 49
2012/05/04 - $8,591 +37% 47 $183   $4,172,266 50
2012/05/05 - $11,496 +34% 47 $245   $4,183,762 51
2012/05/06 - $6,948 -40% 47 $148   $4,190,710 52
2012/05/07 - $2,734 -61% 47 $58   $4,193,444 53
2012/05/08 - $3,439 +26% 47 $73   $4,196,883 54
2012/05/09 - $3,735 +9% 47 $79   $4,200,618 55
2012/05/10 - $2,916 -22% 47 $62   $4,203,534 56
2012/05/11 - $12,200 +318% 117 $104   $4,215,734 57
2012/05/12 - $16,305 +34% 117 $139   $4,232,039 58
2012/05/13 - $12,116 -26% 117 $104   $4,244,155 59
2012/05/14 - $6,192 -49% 117 $53   $4,250,347 60
2012/05/15 - $6,804 +10% 117 $58   $4,257,151 61
2012/05/16 - $6,186 -9% 117 $53   $4,263,337 62
2012/05/17 - $6,089 -2% 117 $52   $4,269,426 63

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/03/16 17 $855,709   254 $3,369   $855,709 3
2012/03/23 18 $586,909 -31% 254 $2,311   $1,774,267 10
2012/03/30 13 $677,952 +16% 513 $1,322   $2,692,030 17
2012/04/06 15 $418,250 -38% 447 $936   $3,400,120 24
2012/04/13 24 $212,317 -49% 183 $1,160   $3,822,961 31
2012/04/20 32 $129,067 -39% 122 $1,058   $4,029,708 38
2012/04/27 45 $57,338 -56% 79 $726   $4,138,198 45
2012/05/04 56 $27,035 -53% 47 $575   $4,190,710 52
2012/05/11 46 $40,621 +50% 117 $347   $4,244,155 59

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