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Learning to Drive (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,447,633Details
International Box Office $2,684,931Details
Worldwide Box Office $6,132,564
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $274,438 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $274,438
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
65% - Fresh
Audience
59% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 21st, 2015 (Limited) by Broad Green Pictures
International Releases: July 3rd, 2015 (Wide) (Spain)
July 16th, 2015 (Limited) (New Zealand)
August 6th, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
August 7th, 2015 (Wide) (Austria)
August 13th, 2015 (Wide) (Greece)
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Video Release: January 19th, 2016 by Broad Green
MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2339, 9/10/2014)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Writing and Writers, Relationships Gone Wrong, New York, New York City, Indians, Arranged Marriage
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Broad Green Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,165 $2,422 Nov 13, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,277 $4,641 Nov 6, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,352 $8,541 Oct 30, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,195 $21,897 Oct 23, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,288 $34,157 Oct 16, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,174 $63,901 Oct 9, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,091 $114,588 Oct 2, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,183 $185,803 Sep 25, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,810 $539,766 Sep 18, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,241 $715,166 Sep 11, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,387 $359,313 Sep 4, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,508 $123,693 Aug 28, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,562 $66,015 Aug 21, 2015 3

Cast

   Wendy
   Darwin
Jake Weber    Ted
Sarita Choudhury    Jasleen
Grace Gummer    Tasha
Samantha Bee    Debbie
John Hodgman    Car Salesman
Daniela Lavender    Mata
Matt Salinger    Peter
Michael Mantell    Wendy's Father

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Sarah Kernochan
Based on the Article by    Katha Pollitt
Producer    Dana Friedman
Producer    Daniel Hammond
Executive Producer    Gabriel Hammond
Co-Producer    Susan Leber
Director of Photography    Manel Ruiz
Production Designer    Dania Saragovia
Costume Designer    Vicki Farrell
Editor    Thelma Schoonmaker
Music Supervisor    Mary Ramos
Composer    Dhani Harrison
Composer    Paul Hicks
Casting Director    Monika Mikkelsen

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October 8th, 2015

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September 22nd, 2015

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Per Theater Chart: Sleeping's Shocking Start

September 16th, 2015

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Sleeping with Other People wasn't expected to do well in theaters, because it only earned mixed reviews, while it was also playing on VOD. Despite this, it led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $17,820 in five theaters. Goodbye Mommy was in second place with an average of $15,063. It could do well in the art house circuit, but expanding wide will be nearly impossible for this German film. Meet the Patels was right behind with an average of $14,436. It too could do well in the art house circuit, but it is a documentary, so expanding wide is likely out of the question. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution was the only holdover in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,288 in three theaters. The overall number one film, The Perfect Guy, was next with an average of $11,656. The final film in the $10,000 club was A Brilliant Mind with an average of $10,469 in three theaters. More...

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August 30th, 2015

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August 23rd, 2015

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/21 41 $66,015   4 $16,504   $66,015 3
2015/08/28 37 $123,693 +87% 15 $8,246   $215,623 10
2015/09/04 32 $359,313 +190% 70 $5,133   $627,262 17
2015/09/11 21 $715,166 +99% 277 $2,582   $1,556,276 24
2015/09/18 22 $539,766 -25% 339 $1,592   $2,378,063 31
2015/09/25 30 $185,803 -66% 220 $845   $2,785,970 38
2015/10/02 30 $114,588 -38% 115 $996   $3,176,613 45
2015/10/09 37 $63,901 -44% 71 $900   $3,284,884 52
2015/10/16 46 $34,157 -47% 63 $542   $3,353,266 59
2015/10/23 51 $21,897 -36% 40 $547   $3,396,135 66
2015/10/30 64 $8,541 -61% 17 $502   $3,423,673 73
2015/11/06 74 $4,641 -46% 13 $357   $3,434,080 80
2015/11/13 83 $2,422 -48% 9 $269   $3,442,394 87

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/08/21 42 $91,930   4 $22,983   $91,930 7
2015/08/28 39 $176,019 +91% 34 $5,177   $267,949 14
2015/09/04 31 $573,161 +226% 70 $8,188   $841,110 21
2015/09/11 21 $997,187 +74% 277 $3,600   $1,838,297 28
2015/09/18 22 $761,870 -24% 339 $2,247   $2,600,167 35
2015/09/25 23 $461,858 -39% 220 $2,099   $3,062,025 42
2015/10/02 29 $158,958 -66% 115 $1,382   $3,220,983 49
2015/10/09 33 $98,126 -38% 71 $1,382   $3,319,109 56
2015/10/16 46 $55,129 -44% 63 $875   $3,374,238 63
2015/10/23 47 $40,894 -26% 40 $1,022   $3,415,132 70
2015/10/30 69 $14,307 -65% 17 $842   $3,429,439 77
2015/11/06 74 $10,533 -26% 13 $810   $3,439,972 84
2015/11/13 84 $5,093 -52% 9 $566   $3,445,065 91
2015/11/20 91 $2,568 -50% 6 $428   $3,447,633 98

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 10/9/2015 $76,573 43 46 246 $331,326 2/22/2016
Austria 8/7/2015 $15,090 22 31 181 $152,598 12/21/2015
Germany 8/6/2015 $0 0 155 374 $969,739 11/3/2015
Greece 8/13/2015 $37,964 10 10 10 $37,964 8/18/2015
Hong Kong 11/12/2015 $14,854 4 4 12 $46,434 12/16/2015
New Zealand 7/16/2015 $45,496 24 36 244 $221,917 1/12/2016
Spain 7/3/2015 $0 0 67 74 $879,105 11/10/2015
United Kingdom 6/10/2016 $45,848 79 79 79 $45,848 6/22/2016
 
International Total$2,684,931 6/22/2016

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