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Kinsey (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,214,647Details
International Box Office $2,786,312
Worldwide Box Office $13,000,959
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$11,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 12th, 2004 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: May 17th, 2005 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive sexual content, including some graphic images and descriptions
Running Time: 118 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Imitation Game
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Keywords: Biography, Study of Sexuality
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Qwerty Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures, European Film Productions, Pretty Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 434 $71,703 Mar 25, 2005 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 201 $296,247 Mar 18, 2005 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,132 $13,827 Mar 11, 2005 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,104 $28,984 Mar 4, 2005 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,150 $44,815 Feb 25, 2005 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,302 $48,339 Feb 18, 2005 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,205 $82,013 Feb 11, 2005 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,304 $100,773 Feb 4, 2005 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,157 $156,309 Jan 28, 2005 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,147 $201,342 Jan 21, 2005 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 826 $408,060 Jan 14, 2005 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 643 $841,093 Jan 7, 2005 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,203 $531,360 Dec 31, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,034 $331,067 Dec 24, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,219 $506,039 Dec 17, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,840 $525,881 Dec 10, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,225 $740,669 Dec 3, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,434 $1,292,518 Nov 26, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,545 $577,721 Nov 19, 2004 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,641 $169,038 Nov 12, 2004 3


   Alfred Kinsey
Laura Linney    Clara Kinsey
Chris O'Donnell    Wardell Pomeroy
Peter Sarsgaard    Clyde Martin
Timothy Hutton    Paul Gebhard
John Lithgow    Alfred Seguine Kinsey
Tim Curry    Dr. Thurman Rice
Oliver Platt    Herman Wells
Dylan Baker    Alan Gregg
Julianne Nicholson    Alice Martin
William Sadler    Kennneth Braun
John McMartin    Huntington Hartford
Veronica Cartwright    Sara Kinsey
Kathleen Chalfant    Barbara Merkle
Heather Goldenhersh    Martha Pomeroy
Dagmara Dominczyk    Agnes Gebhard
Lynn Redgrave    Final Interview Subject
Harley Cross    Young Man in Gay Bar
Susan Blommaert    Staff Secretary
Benjamin Walker    Kinsey at 19
Matthew Fahey    Kinsey at 14
Will Denton    Kinsey at 10
John Krasinski    Ben
Arden Myrin    Emily
Romulus Linney    Rep. B. Carroll Reece
Katharine Houghton    Mrs. Spaulding
David Harbour    Robert Kinsey
Judith J K Polson    Midred Kinsey
Leigh Spofford    Anne Kinsey
Jenna Gavigan    Joan Kinsey
Mike Thurstlic    Kenneth Hand
Jarlath Conroy    Grocer
Thomas Luke MacFarlane    Bruce Kinsey
Bill Buell    Dr. Thomas Lattimore
Michele Federer    Gall Wasp Class Coed
Alvin Keith    Black Student
Amy Wilson    Marriage Class Coed
Maryellen Owens    Female Assistant Professor
Roderick Hill    Clerical Worker
Peg Small    Retired Teacher
Don Sparks    Middle aged Businessman
Joe Zaloom    Janitor
Kate Reinders    Female Student
Mara Hobel    Female Student
Lindsay Schmidt    Female Student
Jason Patrick Sands    Male Student
Marcel Simoneau    Male Student
Bobby Steggert    Male Student
Johnny Pruitt    Male Student
John Epperson    Effete Man in Gay Bar
Jefferson Mays    Effete Man's Friend
Mark Mineart    Slavic Man
Martin Murphy    Bartender
Kate Jennings Grant    Marjorie Hartford
Barry Del Sherman    IU Reporter
Fred Burrell    IU Reporter
Michael Arkin    NYC Reporter
Daniel Ziskie    NYC Reporter
Tuck Milligan    NYC Reporter
Edwin McDonough    Mr. Morrissey
John Ellison Conlee    Bookstore Clerk
Arthur French    Sharecropper
Chandler Williams    Prison Inmate
Jaime Tirelli    Hispanic Man
Draper Shreeve    Ballet Teacher
Phillip Kushner    Bellhop
Joe Badalucco    Radio Repairman
Henrietta Mantooth    Poet
Doris Smith    Old Woman
Reno    Male Impersonator
Pascale Armand    Young Black Woman
Sean Skelton    Staff Photographer
Steven Edward Hart    Reverend
Clifford David    Professor Smithson
Randy Redd    Student

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Bill Condon
Producer    Gail Mutrux
Executive Producer    Michael Kuhn
Executive Producer    Francis Ford Coppola
Executive Producer    Bobby Rock
Executive Producer    Kirk D'Amico
Production Designer    Richard Sherman
Editor    Virginia Katz
Composer    Carter Burwell
Director of Photography    Frederick Elmes
Co-Producer    Richard Guay
Associate Producer    Valerie Dean
Associate Producer    Adam Shulman
Assistant Director    Jude Gorjanc
Unit Production Manager    Diana Schmidt
Art Director    Nicholas Lundy
Set Decorator    Andrew Baseman
Costume Designer    Bruce Finlayson
Costume Supervisor    J. Kevin Draves
Costume Supervisor    Deirdre Williams
Sound Mixer    T.J. O'Mara
Re-recording Mixer    Stephen Pederson
Re-recording Mixer    Lance Brown
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard E. Yawn
Supervising Sound Editor    Eric Warren Lindemann
Dialogue Editor    Kimberly Lowe-Voigt
Dialogue Editor    Paul Hackner
Music Editor    Todd Kasow
Music Editor    Barbara McDermott
Make up    Carla White
Hairstylist    Jeffery Sacino
Hairstylist    Roy Bryson
Special Make-up Effects    Todd Kleitsch
Music Supervisor    Frankie Pine
Casting Director    Douglas Aibel
Casting Director    Cindy Tolan
Stunt Coordinator    George Aguilar
Stunt Coordinator    Blaise Corrigan

Calm Before the Storm

May 22nd, 2005

It was another slow weekend for international details as few studios were brave enough, or foolish enough to try and squeeze in a release between Kingdom of Heaven and Revenge of the Sith. It was hard to find many films that earned more than $1 million over the weekend and most of the activity came from smaller releases in midlevel markets. Next weekend there could be even fewer details as Revenge of the Sith should dominate every market, but after that the summer blockbuster season should be in full swing and things should pick up. More...

DVD Releases for May 17, 2005

May 16th, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases, classics and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. While this week's releases are very deep, there are two very, very strong TV on DVD releases. First we have the greatest sitcom on TV today, Scrubs - The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon and second we have possibly the greatest sitcom of all time Seinfeld - The Complete Fourth Season - Buy from Amazon. More...

Slow Dancing to $100 million

May 8th, 2005

Golden Week helped Shall We Dance? climb 19% to $2,250,195 for the weekend and $7,270,348 during its run. The film now has $90.3 million internationally and could break $100 million if it continues to show strong legs in Japan. More...

International: Constantine Continues to Climb

May 1st, 2005

It was a good news, bad news kind of weekend for Constantine. The film remained in top spot in Japan with $2,330,027 on 349 screens for a $9,011,671 running tally in the market. Bad news, it dropped 37% during its second weekend in the market, which is really steep for Japan. Overall the film brought in $3 million on 1,200 screens in 40 markets for a international box office of $136.4 million. More...

International Box Office Busier than Weekend Before

April 17th, 2005

The Pacifier finally debut across Australia after playing in Queensland and Victoria for the past two weeks; the massive expansion allowed the film to climb to first place with $1.125 million on 267 screens. That lifted its total in the market to $3.41 million so far and the film should have strong legs. Add to that its $1.75 million opening in Spain and $590,000 in Belgium and the film managed $4.1 million over the weekend, which doubled its early total to $8.1 million. More...

France's $5 Million Baby

April 3rd, 2005

Million Dollar Baby performed brilliantly this week earning $8.8 million for an international total of $60 million, placing fourth on the international box office charts. In France the film dominated the marketplace with $4.94 million on 450 screens and in Germany the film earned $760,000 in semi-limited release (120 screens) for the best per screen average in the market. On the other hand, the film flopped in Slovakia where it missed the top ten in its debut. On the holdover front, the multi-Oscar winning front saw its weekend haul climb by 20% in Spain to $980,000 and it's still doing well in Australia, Italy and South Korea. More...

Baby Still Earning Millions

March 27th, 2005

Million Dollar Baby has again slipped off the radar screen, but we do know it hit $52 million internationally, which means it made $9 million during the week. The film didn't earn $1 million in any single market, but is still doing strong in South Korea, ($970,000), Spain, ($840,000), Italy, ($600,000) and Australia, ($350,000.) Best estimate has the film earning just shy of $5 million of that over the weekend and taking sixth place on the international box office charts. More...

Tie at the Top of Per Theater Chart

March 22nd, 2005

There was a tie this weekend atop the Per Theater Chart between Melinda and Melinda, both of which were directed by the team of Woody and Allen. Melinda and Melinda earned an amazing $74,238 in its lone theater, which is the best per theater average ever for a Fox Searchlight film over a three-day weekend. More...

Baby Takes Fifth in Close Race

March 20th, 2005

After gathering in all the data the winner for the race for fifth place is Million Dollar Baby, I think. It would need to lost more than 40% from last week's total and that's not taking into account its openings in South Korea at $1,515,672 and second place, its $110,000, third place debut in Finland, $86,000 in Russia, $50,000, second place debut in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, exact weekend totals are unknown but it is estimated at $6 million raising its international total to $43 million so far. More...

Swimming with Sharks

March 13th, 2005

Shark Tale finished its international run with a second place $2.08 million opening in Japan on 485 screens. Its $4,296 per screen average it quite low for the market and generally means the film won't have the usual legs films in Japan have. The film performed much better in Italy where it finished first again with $3.0 million, down just 23% during its sophomore stint. Overall it took in $5.2 million to raise its international total to $181 million, but without any more openings it might struggle to hit $200 million. More...

Twelve Tops the Best of the Rest

February 27th, 2005

Ocean's Twelve may have dropped out of the top five, but it is still going strong with $4.5 million on 1400 screens in 35 markets for an international box office of $225.8 million so far. No new openings means the heist film had to rely on holdovers likes its $2.5 million during its third weekend in the U.K. and $1.4 million during its fifth week of release in Japan, finishing second in both those markets. More...

Sideways Eternally Grateful to the WGA

February 20th, 2005

The Annual Writers Guild Awards held their 57th annual awards on Saturday. Among the more than a dozen awards handed out were three for theatrical releases, including the inaugural award for best documentary, (which had been handed out earlier.) More...

Screen Actors Guild Gets Its Chance to Shine Tonight

February 5th, 2005

The 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are handed out tonight and while there are numerous awards only five are for theatrical releases. More...

Oscar Nominations Sidestep Box Office Giants

January 25th, 2005

The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results. Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations. More...

Alexander Reigns over International Audiences

January 19th, 2005

After a massive opening last week in Spain, Alexander took top spot on the international charts thanks to a strong opening in Italy, Brazil and Hong Kong. The film managed first place in all three markets with $3.87 million on 446 screens in Italy, $906,900 on 193 screens in Brazil and $275,244 on 30 screens in Hong Kong. Holdovers were not as kind to the Sword and Sandal epic as it dropped nearly 50% in the U.K., Spain and France. Overall the film brought in $14.5 million on 3600 screens in 51 markets for a running tally of $88 million. And while the film will easily cross $100 million internationally, which is roughly 3 times its domestic figure, it has to be looked at as a disappointment financially. More...

New and Old Mix for Limited Releases

January 7th, 2005

Just a pair of new openings on the limited release front, but there are also a few more films expanding wider tonight as well. More...

Gold Stocks Rise

December 21st, 2004

It is a week after the Golden Globe nominees were announced and a perfect time to look at the effect, if any, that the acclaim has brought previously released films. More...

Zissou's Run Goes Swimmingly

December 21st, 2004

During its second weekend of release, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou saw its per theatre average drop just 12.6% to land at $49,394, easily the best result this weekend. Next on the list are two new award season hopefuls, Million Dollar Baby with $22,494 in 8 theatres and The Aviator with $21,451 in 40 theatres. The second returning member of the $10,000 club rounds out the list as Bad Education earned an average of $12,816 to spend its fifth week on the list. More...

Golden Weekend for Limited Releases

December 17th, 2004

The limited releases this weekend have combined for more than a dozen Golden Globe nominations and could come close to matching that when Oscars nominations are announced late in January. More...

Zissou Living the High Life

December 14th, 2004

The highly anticipated release, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou easily topped the per theatre chart with $113 thousand in just two theatres for a $56,543 average. But since there was almost no doubt about whether the film would finish first, the real question is how well it stood up compared to Wes Anderson's previous release, The Royal Tenenbaums. That film, opened in 2001 with an average of $55,396 in five theatres, so taking into account the narrower release and inflation, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou debut is weaker, and with merely average reviews it probably won't have the legs either. More...

Sideways is Golden

December 14th, 2004

Golden Globe Nominations were announced on Monday and as with the IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Sideways lead the pack with 7 nominations. This does not mean it is the favorite in any particular category, but it does help its chances of taking home some hardware on January 16th. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/11/12 29 $169,038   5 $33,808   $169,038 3
2004/11/19 16 $577,721 +242% 36 $16,048   $826,679 10
2004/11/26 16 $1,292,518 +124% 188 $6,875   $2,545,366 17
2004/12/03 16 $740,669 -43% 189 $3,919   $3,653,063 24
2004/12/10 14 $525,881 -29% 169 $3,112   $4,418,104 31
2004/12/17 17 $506,039 -4% 191 $2,649   $5,140,595 38
2004/12/24 22 $331,067 -35% 234 $1,415   $5,738,379 45
2004/12/31 23 $531,360 +60% 228 $2,331   $6,734,321 52
2005/01/07 23 $841,093 +58% 588 $1,430   $7,833,174 59
2005/01/14 27 $408,060 -51% 339 $1,204   $8,574,243 66
2005/01/21 32 $201,342 -51% 153 $1,316   $8,959,569 73
2005/01/28 37 $156,309 -22% 117 $1,336   $9,206,691 80
2005/02/04 43 $100,773 -36% 76 $1,326   $9,372,104 87
2005/02/11 48 $82,013 -19% 73 $1,123   $9,492,250 94
2005/02/18 50 $48,339 -41% 48 $1,007   $9,583,064 101
2005/02/25 52 $44,815 -7% 49 $915   $9,658,250 108
2005/03/04 61 $28,984 -35% 36 $805   $9,701,877 115
2005/03/11 75 $13,827 -52% 22 $629   $9,727,172 122
2005/03/18 25 $296,247 +2,043% 151 $1,962   $10,031,765 129
2005/03/25 46 $71,703 -76% 36 $1,992   $10,214,647 136

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/01/17 28 $80,040   335 $239   $8,654,283 67
2005/02/21 49 $9,474   48 $197   $9,592,538 102

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/11/12 28 $248,958   5 $49,792   $248,958 7
2004/11/19 14 $1,003,890 +303% 36 $27,886   $1,252,848 14
2004/11/26 15 $1,659,546 +65% 188 $8,827   $2,912,394 21
2004/12/03 16 $979,829 -41% 189 $5,184   $3,892,223 28
2004/12/10 14 $742,333 -24% 169 $4,393   $4,634,556 35
2004/12/17 18 $772,756 +4% 191 $4,046   $5,407,312 42
2004/12/24 22 $795,649 +3% 234 $3,400   $6,202,961 49
2004/12/31 23 $789,120 -1% 228 $3,461   $6,992,081 56
2005/01/07 22 $1,174,102 +49% 588 $1,997   $8,166,183 63
2005/01/14 26 $592,044 -50% 339 $1,746   $8,758,227 70
2005/01/21 30 $292,155 -51% 153 $1,910   $9,050,382 77
2005/01/28 37 $220,949 -24% 117 $1,888   $9,271,331 84
2005/02/04 43 $138,906 -37% 76 $1,828   $9,410,237 91
2005/02/11 46 $124,488 -10% 73 $1,705   $9,534,725 98
2005/02/18 50 $78,710 -37% 48 $1,640   $9,613,435 105
2005/02/25 55 $59,458 -24% 49 $1,213   $9,672,893 112
2005/03/04 59 $40,452 -32% 36 $1,124   $9,713,345 119
2005/03/11 74 $22,173 -45% 22 $1,008   $9,735,518 126
2005/03/18 25 $407,426 +1,737% 151 $2,698   $10,142,944 133
2005/03/25 58 $71,703 -82% 36 $1,992   $10,214,647 140

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