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The Last Song (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $62,950,384Details
International Box Office $29,728,564
Worldwide Box Office $92,678,948
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $38,718,384 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,504,179 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $41,222,563
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
20% - Rotten
Audience
65% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 31st, 2010 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: August 17th, 2010 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG For thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language
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Keywords: Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,687 $18,889 Jul 9, 2010 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,694 $33,082 Jul 2, 2010 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,403 $85,334 Jun 25, 2010 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,252 $136,960 Jun 18, 2010 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,366 $152,673 Jun 11, 2010 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,016 $99,096 Jun 4, 2010 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,637 $209,029 May 28, 2010 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,929 $220,028 May 21, 2010 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,590 $544,414 May 14, 2010 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,454 $1,173,148 May 7, 2010 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,335 $2,255,782 Apr 30, 2010 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,224 $3,760,816 Apr 23, 2010 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,147 $5,962,916 Apr 16, 2010 19
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 880 $50,187,855 Apr 16, 2010 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,031 $9,832,326 Apr 9, 2010 12
Biggest April Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 115 $16,007,426 Apr 2, 2010 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,078 $16,007,426 Apr 2, 2010 5
Widest Opening Weekend 1,254 2,673 Apr 2, 2010 5
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,951 $5,932,820 Apr 3, 2010 4
Biggest April Day at the Domestic Box Office 201 $7,176,919 Apr 2, 2010 3
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,067 $7,176,919 Apr 2, 2010 3
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,775 44.8% Apr 2, 2010 3
Biggest March Day at the Domestic Box Office 449 $5,125,103 Mar 31, 2010 1
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 285 $5,125,103 Mar 31, 2010 1

Cast

  
Greg Kinnear   
Kelly Preston   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Nicholas Sparks
Screenwriter    Jeff Van Wie
Production Designer    Nelson Coates

DVD Sales: Lost in a Sea of New Releases

September 8th, 2010

Eight new releases reached the top 30 on this week's sales chart, including five TV on DVD releases. Leading the way was Lost: Season Six, which sold 339,000 units during its opening week and earned $12.88 million in consumer spending at retail. More...

DVD Sales: Last Soars to First

August 30th, 2010

New releases this week were dominated by The Last Song, which outsold the second place film on this week's sales chart by a two-to-one margin. It won the week with 761,000 units and $13.69 million in revenue. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 17th, 2010

August 16th, 2010

The dog days of summer continue on the home market, but it is the calm before the storm. In this case the storm is a flood of TV on DVD releases, which we are starting to see show up in earnest. This is both good news and bad news. On the one hand, there are plenty of top notch releases coming out over the next few weeks. On the other hand, reviewing a full-season TV on DVD release takes a long time, which means my schedule will be packed for the next month or so. At least I get screeners for free, while consumers will see their wallet under assault week after week. The best selling release of the week is Dexter: Season Four, which is also the easy choice for Pick of the Week. I'm not sure if the DVD or the Blu-ray is the better deal, but regardless which format you choose, it is worth picking up. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Last Song

August 11th, 2010

When The Last Song hit theaters earlier this year, it was eviscerated by critics. A lot of them singled out Miley Cyrus, who was making her dramatic debut in this movie. Now that I've had a chance to see the film, were these critics fair in their assessment of the movie in general and of Miss Cyrus in particular? More...

International Details: Iron No Longer Golden, But Still Rich

May 23rd, 2010

Iron Man 2 slipped to second place with $30.47 million on 10,223 screens in 57 markets for a total of $245.75 million internationally and $456.95 million worldwide. While this is impressive, its per theater average has become very weak and the competition is heating up. Look for sharp declines in the film's screen count over the next few weeks. That said, the original Iron Man earned a total of $264 million internationally and it is likely that the sequel has already topped that figure. It has also likely topped $500 million worldwide, while $600 million globally is a safe bet, so there's no reason for the studio to worry about shedding screens at this point. The film's biggest individual market so far is still the U.K. where it has made $25.80 million, including $2.30 million on 491 screens this past weekend. South Korea is right behind with $2.11 million on 600 screens over the weekend and $25.27 million after two. More...

International Details: Another Milestone for Alice

May 16th, 2010

For the fourth weekend in a row, Alice in Wonderland remained in second place, this time adding $13.28 million on 3843 screens in 54 markets for a total of $630.30 million internationally and $961.15 million worldwide. Since last week it has crossed the $600 million milestone on the international scene, making it just the 13th film to do so. It is now the seventh highest grossing film of all time. The film's per screen average has declined enough that it will likely shed screens and markets rather quickly. That said, if the worst thing you can say about a movie's box office run is, "It might not make it to $1 billion!" then the film is a massive success. More...

International Details: Wonderful Milestone for Alice

May 9th, 2010

With Iron Man 2 debuting over the past weekend, Alice in Wonderland had one last gasp before the onslaught of summer blockbusters. It remained in second place with $23.54 million on 4263 screens in 54 markets over the weekend for a total of $592.23 million after two months of release. Worldwide, the film now has $921.92 million, which means that over the weekend it became just the 14th film to cross the $900 million milestone. It has already overtaken Shrek 2 for 13th place. By now, it is likely already in the top ten all-time and has a nominal shot at $1 billion worldwide. More...

International Details: Foreign Releases Go Lala

April 25th, 2010

There were more than a dozen foreign releases to reach the top 30 on the international chart, starting with Go Lala Go!. This Chinese film opened in first place in its native market and sixth place overall with $6.44 million on 655 screens. More...

International Details: Date Night an International Affair

April 18th, 2010

Date Night started its international run in sixth place with $7.05 million on 1616 screens in 34 markets. While it is playing in a large number of markets, these were mostly of the smaller variety. The largest was Australia, where it placed third with $1.99 million on 304 screens. It also placed third in Brazil with $1.02 million on 174. It managed second place in Mexico, but with only $863,000 on 305 screens. More...

Titans Clash on Top

April 12th, 2010

New releases opened a little on the lower end of expectations, but holdover performed admirably for the most part. There was a close race for the top spot this weekend. Overall, the box office pulled in $127 million, a 28% drop-off from last weekend. However, last weekend was a holiday weekend and so that's not that surprising. Box office was also down 4.6% from last year, but last year this was Easter weekend, so the decline is acceptable. Year-to-date, 2010 maintains its 10% growth over 2009 at $3.03 billion to $2.76 billion. More...

Can Date Night Topple Titan?

April 8th, 2010

There could be quite a battle for top spot at the box office this weekend. It all depends on how fast Date Night can start, as well as how far Clash of the Titans will fall. There was a similar dynamic this time last year when the newcomer, Hannah Montana, was able to come away with a relatively comfortable win over the holdover, Fast & Furious. This time around, I think it will be a closer race, while overall the box office appears to be a little weaker. More...

Clash Sets Titanic Easter Record

April 6th, 2010

Easter weekend resulted in records being broken as Clash of the Titans became the biggest Easter opener of all time. The strength of that film and others in the top five helped the box office pull in $177 million overall. That's 38% more than last weekend and 14% more than the same weekend last year. 2010 has now pulled in $2.83 billion, a 10% advantage when compared to 2009's pace. Double-digit growth is amazing and if it can keep this pace up, we could be in for an amazing ride this summer. More...

Weekend Estimates: Titans Sets New Easter Record

April 4th, 2010

Clash of the Titans continued the domination of 3-D movies at the box office this year with an impressive $61.4 million opening weekend, according to Warner Bros.' estimate released on Sunday. Among other things, that's by far the biggest opening weekend over Easter, topping the $40.2 million earned by Scary Movie 4 in 2006. 3-D movies have now topped the chart for ten out of the first fourteen weeks of 2010. More...

Titans Set to Tower Above the Rest

April 1st, 2010

It's the start of a new month and many are predicting that we will get off to a record start. The big release of the week is Clash of the Titans and its only competition is Fast & Furious, which opened with nearly $71 million this time last year. Will this movie be able to meet or exceed that figure? We shall soon find out. More...

2010 Preview: April

April 1st, 2010

March was a mixed month, with only three films surpassing expectations. On the other hand, Alice in Wonderland will beat expectations by more than $200 million, so it alone makes up for a lot of the disappointing films. On a more troubling note, the final big release, How to Train Your Dragon didn't get off to as fast a start as I would have liked, which could affect the box office going forward. Last year April got off to a fast start and that should happen this month as well. It better, as the quality of films quickly declines as the prospect of May blockbusters begins to loom large on the horizon. More...

Last Song to Open Before the Rest

March 31st, 2010

Hoping to get a jump on the competition, The Last Song opened tonight in roughly 2500 theaters. Is this a winning strategy? Or with the movie hit a sour note at the box office? More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/04/02 4 $16,007,426   2,673 $5,989   $25,395,041 5
2010/04/09 5 $9,832,326 -39% 2,674 $3,677   $42,255,196 12
2010/04/16 6 $5,962,916 -39% 2,767 $2,155   $50,187,855 19
2010/04/23 9 $3,760,816 -37% 2,794 $1,346   $55,459,487 26
2010/04/30 11 $2,255,782 -40% 2,276 $991   $58,600,765 33
2010/05/07 13 $1,173,148 -48% 1,303 $900   $60,341,033 40
2010/05/14 14 $544,414 -54% 802 $679   $61,240,388 47
2010/05/21 27 $220,028 -60% 357 $616   $61,641,756 54
2010/05/28 25 $209,029 -5% 214 $977   $61,932,872 61
2010/06/04 33 $99,096 -53% 119 $833   $62,139,152 68
2010/06/11 29 $152,673 +54% 210 $727   $62,342,319 75
2010/06/18 31 $136,960 -10% 199 $688   $62,589,684 82
2010/06/25 36 $85,334 -38% 123 $694   $62,787,219 89
2010/07/02 53 $33,082 -61% 79 $419   $62,871,804 96
2010/07/09 57 $18,889 -43% 41 $461   $62,933,793 103

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/03/31 1 $5,125,103   2,673 $1,917   $5,125,103 1
2010/04/01 2 $4,262,512 -17% 2,673 $1,595   $9,387,615 2
2010/04/02 4 $7,176,919 +68% 2,673 $2,685   $16,564,534 3
2010/04/03 4 $5,932,820 -17% 2,673 $2,220   $22,497,354 4
2010/04/04 4 $2,897,687 -51% 2,673 $1,084   $25,395,041 5
2010/04/05 4 $2,338,167 -19% 2,673 $875   $27,733,208 6
2010/04/06 4 $1,729,113 -26% 2,673 $647   $29,462,321 7
2010/04/07 4 $1,434,536 -17% 2,673 $537   $30,896,857 8
2010/04/08 3 $1,526,013 +6% 2,673 $571   $32,422,870 9
2010/04/09 4 $3,619,112 +137% 2,674 $1,353   $36,041,982 10
2010/04/10 5 $4,103,997 +13% 2,674 $1,535   $40,145,979 11
2010/04/11 5 $2,109,217 -49% 2,674 $789   $42,255,196 12
2010/04/12 6 $485,345 -77% 2,674 $182   $42,740,541 13
2010/04/13 4 $569,817 +17% 2,674 $213   $43,310,358 14
2010/04/14 6 $443,880 -22% 2,674 $166   $43,754,238 15
2010/04/15 6 $470,701 +6% 2,674 $176   $44,224,939 16
2010/04/16 6 $1,909,338 +306% 2,767 $690   $46,134,277 17
2010/04/17 6 $2,625,129 +37% 2,767 $949   $48,759,406 18
2010/04/18 6 $1,428,449 -46% 2,767 $516   $50,187,855 19
2010/04/19 6 $352,216 -75% 2,767 $127   $50,540,071 20
2010/04/20 6 $410,966 +17% 2,767 $149   $50,951,037 21
2010/04/21 6 $359,159 -13% 2,767 $130   $51,310,196 22
2010/04/22 7 $388,475 +8% 2,767 $140   $51,698,671 23
2010/04/23 9 $1,193,672 +207% 2,794 $427   $52,892,343 24
2010/04/24 9 $1,639,543 +37% 2,794 $587   $54,531,886 25
2010/04/25 9 $927,601 -43% 2,794 $332   $55,459,487 26
2010/04/26 9 $202,668 -78% 2,794 $73   $55,662,155 27
2010/04/27 9 $247,746 +22% 2,794 $89   $55,909,901 28
2010/04/28 9 $209,987 -15% 2,794 $75   $56,119,888 29
2010/04/29 9 $225,095 +7% 2,794 $81   $56,344,983 30
2010/04/30 11 $728,210 +224% 2,276 $320   $57,073,193 31
2010/05/01 10 $1,001,469 +38% 2,276 $440   $58,074,662 32
2010/05/02 11 $526,103 -47% 2,276 $231   $58,600,765 33
2010/05/03 11 $138,671 -74% 2,276 $61   $58,739,436 34
2010/05/04 11 $151,613 +9% 2,276 $67   $58,891,049 35
2010/05/05 11 $130,260 -14% 2,276 $57   $59,021,309 36
2010/05/06 12 $146,576 +13% 2,276 $64   $59,167,885 37
2010/05/07 13 $344,542 +135% 1,303 $264   $59,512,427 38
2010/05/08 13 $482,867 +40% 1,303 $371   $59,995,294 39
2010/05/09 13 $345,739 -28% 1,303 $265   $60,341,033 40
2010/05/10 - $80,157 -77% 1,303 $62   $60,421,190 41
2010/05/11 - $98,826 +23% 1,303 $76   $60,520,016 42
2010/05/12 - $87,491 -11% 1,303 $67   $60,607,507 43
2010/05/13 - $88,467 +1% 1,303 $68   $60,695,974 44
2010/05/14 - $172,724 +95% 802 $215   $60,868,698 45
2010/05/15 - $234,167 +36% 802 $292   $61,102,865 46
2010/05/16 - $128,523 -45% 802 $160   $61,231,388 47
2010/05/17 - $42,225 -67% 802 $53   $61,273,613 48
2010/05/18 - $47,013 +11% 802 $59   $61,320,626 49
2010/05/19 - $43,384 -8% 802 $54   $61,364,010 50
2010/05/20 - $48,718 +12% 802 $61   $61,412,728 51
2010/05/21 - $71,846 +47% 357 $201   $61,484,574 52
2010/05/22 - $91,718 +28% 357 $257   $61,576,292 53
2010/05/23 - $56,464 -38% 357 $158   $61,632,756 54
2010/05/24 - $23,338 -59% 357 $65   $61,656,094 55
2010/05/25 - $22,306 -4% 357 $62   $61,678,400 56
2010/05/26 - $20,373 -9% 357 $57   $61,698,773 57
2010/05/27 - $16,070 -21% 357 $45   $61,714,843 58
2010/05/31 29 $38,376   214 $179   $61,971,248 62
2010/07/05 50 $12,618   79 $160   $62,884,422 97

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/03/26 6 $9,387,615   2,673 $3,512   $9,387,615 2
2010/04/02 4 $23,035,255 +145% 2,673 $8,618   $32,422,870 9
2010/04/09 5 $11,802,069 -49% 2,674 $4,414   $44,224,939 16
2010/04/16 6 $7,473,732 -37% 2,767 $2,701   $51,698,671 23
2010/04/23 9 $4,646,312 -38% 2,794 $1,663   $56,344,983 30
2010/04/30 11 $2,822,902 -39% 2,276 $1,240   $59,167,885 37
2010/05/07 14 $1,528,089 -46% 1,303 $1,173   $60,695,974 44
2010/05/14 16 $725,754 -53% 802 $905   $61,421,728 51
2010/05/21 30 $302,115 -58% 357 $846   $61,723,843 58
2010/05/28 26 $316,213 +5% 214 $1,478   $62,040,056 65
2010/06/04 32 $149,590 -53% 119 $1,257   $62,189,646 72
2010/06/11 27 $263,078 +76% 210 $1,253   $62,452,724 79
2010/06/18 30 $249,161 -5% 199 $1,252   $62,701,885 86
2010/06/25 38 $136,837 -45% 123 $1,112   $62,838,722 93
2010/07/02 51 $76,182 -44% 79 $964   $62,914,904 100
2010/07/09 53 $47,538 -38% 41 $1,159   $62,950,384 107

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/22/20101760,880 760,880$13,688,231$13,688,2311
8/29/20103204,244-73% 965,124$3,674,350$17,362,5812
9/5/2010984,610-59% 1,049,734$1,643,126$19,005,7073
9/12/20101656,308-33% 1,106,042$1,029,310$20,035,0174
9/19/20102142,167-25% 1,148,209$786,836$20,821,8535
9/26/20103036,707-13% 1,184,916$687,889$21,509,7436
10/10/20101259,012 1,267,509$1,069,888$23,027,4338
10/17/20101745,364-23% 1,312,873$855,111$23,882,5459
10/24/20101742,682-6% 1,355,555$810,531$24,693,07610
10/31/20101745,943+8% 1,401,498$872,458$25,565,53411
4/24/201117104,216 1,779,421$1,227,664$31,935,24336

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/22/2010150,761 50,761$1,307,603$1,307,6031
8/29/2010129,937-80% 60,698$248,321$1,555,9242

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