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Legally Blonde (2001)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $96,493,426Details
International Box Office $45,315,809
Worldwide Box Office $141,809,235
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
68% - Fresh
Audience
72% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 13th, 2001 (Wide) by MGM
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual references
Franchise: Legally Blonde
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Keywords: College, Epilogue, Fraternity/Sorority
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 241 $52,408 Dec 21, 2001 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 265 $61,055 Dec 14, 2001 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 240 $95,303 Dec 7, 2001 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 320 $85,132 Nov 30, 2001 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 309 $124,222 Nov 23, 2001 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 300 $164,983 Nov 16, 2001 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 283 $246,888 Nov 9, 2001 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 621 $107,030 Nov 2, 2001 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 751 $107,654 Oct 26, 2001 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 337 $367,357 Oct 19, 2001 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 350 $432,082 Oct 12, 2001 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 373 $483,663 Oct 5, 2001 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 313 $690,661 Sep 28, 2001 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 227 $1,327,441 Sep 21, 2001 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 496 $764,611 Sep 14, 2001 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 627 $865,124 Sep 7, 2001 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 623 $1,355,737 Aug 31, 2001 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 858 $1,471,614 Aug 24, 2001 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 771 $2,575,400 Aug 17, 2001 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 792 $3,774,114 Aug 10, 2001 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 712 $5,851,309 Aug 3, 2001 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 658 $9,005,364 Jul 27, 2001 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 670 $50,837,730 Jul 20, 2001 14
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 887 $11,103,700 Jul 20, 2001 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,225 $5,483,000 Jul 15, 2001 3
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 203 $20,377,426 Jul 13, 2001 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 813 $20,377,426 Jul 13, 2001 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,319 $20,377,426 Jul 13, 2001 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,366 2,620 Jul 13, 2001 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,617 $6,922,000 Jul 14, 2001 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,042 $7,430,500 Jul 13, 2001 1
Biggest July Day at the Domestic Box Office 627 $7,430,500 Jul 13, 2001 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 135 2.74 Jul 13, 2001 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 168 36.5% Jul 13, 2001 1

Cast

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Luke Wilson    Emmett
Selma Blair    Vivian Kensington
Matthew Davis    Warner Huntington III
Victor Garber    Professor Callahan
Jennifer Coolidge    Paulette
Holland Taylor    Professor Stromwell
Ali Larter    Brooke Taylor Windham
Jessica Cauffiel    Margot
Alanna Ubach    Serena
Oz Perkins    Dorky David
Linda Cardellini    Chutney Windham
Bruce Thomas    UPS Man
Meredith Scott Lynn    Enid
Raquel Welch    Mrs. Windham Vandermark
John Kapelos    Dewey Newcombe

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Rolfe Kent

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/07/13 1 $20,377,426   2,620 $7,778   $20,377,426 3
2001/07/20 3 $11,103,700 -46% 2,695 $4,120   $43,488,647 10
2001/07/27 4 $9,005,364 -19% 2,725 $3,305   $59,843,094 17
2001/08/03 7 $5,851,309 -35% 2,536 $2,307   $71,358,267 24
2001/08/10 9 $3,774,114 -35% 2,031 $1,858   $78,696,785 31
2001/08/17 10 $2,575,400 -32% 1,770 $1,455   $83,345,846 38
2001/08/24 15 $1,471,614 -43% 1,204 $1,222   $86,179,945 45
2001/08/31 16 $1,355,737 -8% 878 $1,544   $88,552,416 52
2001/09/07 18 $865,124 -36% 766 $1,129   $89,632,204 59
2001/09/14 17 $764,611 -12% 655 $1,167   $90,600,793 66
2001/09/21 14 $1,327,441 +74% 1,304 $1,018   $92,127,850 73
2001/09/28 16 $690,661 -48% 1,057 $653   $93,261,138 80
2001/10/05 19 $483,663 -30% 836 $579   $93,933,331 87
2001/10/12 16 $432,082 -11% 836 $517   $94,496,786 94
2001/10/19 19 $367,357 -15% 711 $517   $95,001,351 101
2001/10/26 35 $107,654 -71% 610 $176   $95,237,228 108
2001/11/02 35 $107,030 -1% 162 $661   $95,377,967 115
2001/11/09 26 $246,888 +131% 435 $568   $95,658,710 122
2001/11/16 28 $164,983 -33% 415 $398   $95,894,106 129
2001/11/23 31 $124,222 -25% 342 $363   $96,093,356 136
2001/11/30 36 $85,132 -31% 341 $250   $96,205,515 143
2001/12/07 27 $95,303 +12% 366 $260   $96,330,451 150
2001/12/14 39 $61,055 -36% 216 $283   $96,418,858 157
2001/12/21 40 $52,408 -14% 228 $230   $96,493,426 164

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/07/13 1 $7,430,500   2,620 $2,836   $7,430,500 1
2001/07/14 2 $6,922,000 -7% 2,620 $2,642   $14,352,500 2
2001/07/15 1 $5,483,000 -21% 2,620 $2,093   $20,377,426 3
2001/07/16 1 $3,201,007 -42% 2,620 $1,222   $23,578,433 4
2001/07/17 1 $3,422,250 +7% 2,620 $1,306   $27,000,683 5
2001/07/18 2 $2,777,113 -19% 2,620 $1,060   $29,777,796 6
2001/07/19 2 $2,607,151 -6% 2,620 $995   $32,384,947 7
2001/07/20 3 $3,544,000 +36% 2,695 $1,315   $35,929,000 8
2001/07/21 4 $4,166,500 +18% 2,695 $1,546   $40,095,500 9
2001/07/22 3 $3,250,000 -22% 2,695 $1,206   $43,488,647 10
2001/07/23 3 $1,801,070 -45% 2,695 $668   $45,289,717 11
2001/07/24 3 $1,942,807 +8% 2,695 $721   $47,232,524 12
2001/07/25 3 $1,803,212 -7% 2,695 $669   $49,035,736 13
2001/07/26 3 $1,801,994 n/c 2,695 $669   $50,837,730 14
2001/07/27 4 $2,730,500 +52% 2,725 $1,002   $53,568,000 15
2001/07/28 4 $3,583,000 +31% 2,725 $1,315   $57,151,000 16
2001/07/29 4 $2,612,000 -27% 2,725 $959   $59,843,094 17
2001/07/30 4 $1,363,256 -48% 2,725 $500   $61,206,350 18
2001/07/31 4 $1,524,707 +12% 2,725 $560   $62,731,057 19
2001/08/01 4 $1,372,257 -10% 2,725 $504   $64,103,314 20
2001/08/02 4 $1,403,644 +2% 2,725 $515   $65,506,958 21
2001/08/03 7 $1,886,500 +34% 2,536 $744   $67,393,500 22
2001/08/04 6 $2,346,500 +24% 2,536 $925   $69,740,000 23
2001/08/05 7 $1,613,000 -31% 2,536 $636   $71,358,267 24
2001/08/06 6 $843,614 -48% 2,536 $333   $72,201,881 25
2001/08/07 6 $933,510 +11% 2,536 $368   $73,135,391 26
2001/08/08 6 $982,802 +5% 2,536 $388   $74,118,193 27
2001/08/09 6 $884,478 -10% 2,536 $349   $74,922,671 28
2001/08/10 9 $1,223,000 +38% 2,031 $602   $76,146,000 29
2001/08/11 9 $1,460,000 +19% 2,031 $719   $77,606,000 30
2001/08/12 9 $1,037,000 -29% 2,031 $511   $78,696,785 31
2001/08/13 9 $518,446 -50% 2,031 $255   $79,215,231 32
2001/08/14 9 $535,356 +3% 2,031 $264   $79,750,587 33
2001/08/15 9 $501,007 -6% 2,031 $247   $80,251,594 34
2001/08/16 9 $518,852 +4% 2,031 $255   $80,770,446 35
2001/08/17 10 $730,000 +41% 1,770 $412   $81,500,000 36
2001/08/18 10 $1,053,500 +44% 1,770 $595   $82,635,000 37
2001/08/19 11 $722,000 -31% 1,770 $408   $83,345,846 38
2001/08/21 10 $367,687   1,770 $208   $84,044,047 40
2001/08/22 10 $338,742 -8% 1,770 $191   $84,382,789 41
2001/08/23 10 $325,542 -4% 1,770 $184   $84,708,331 42
2001/08/26 15 $372,000   1,204 $309   $86,179,945 45
2001/08/27 15 $167,411 -55% 1,204 $139   $86,347,356 46
2001/08/29 15 $142,257   1,204 $118   $86,735,052 48
2001/08/30 15 $166,013 +17% 1,204 $138   $86,901,065 49
2001/09/03 16 $374,687   878 $427   $88,630,752 53
2001/09/04 16 $75,639 -80% 878 $86   $88,706,391 54
2001/09/05 16 $68,014 -10% 878 $77   $88,774,405 55

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/07/13 1 $32,384,947   2,620 $12,361   $32,384,947 7
2001/07/20 3 $18,452,783 -43% 2,695 $6,847   $50,837,730 14
2001/07/27 4 $14,669,228 -21% 2,725 $5,383   $65,506,958 21
2001/08/03 7 $9,415,713 -36% 2,536 $3,713   $74,922,671 28
2001/08/10 9 $5,847,775 -38% 2,031 $2,879   $80,770,446 35
2001/08/17 10 $3,937,885 -33% 1,770 $2,225   $84,708,331 42
2001/08/24 15 $2,488,348 -37% 1,204 $2,067   $87,196,679 49
2001/08/31 16 $1,570,401 -37% 878 $1,789   $88,767,080 56
2001/09/07 18 $1,069,102 -32% 766 $1,396   $89,836,182 63
2001/09/14 18 $964,227 -10% 655 $1,472   $90,800,409 70
2001/09/21 14 $1,770,068 +84% 1,304 $1,357   $92,570,477 77
2001/09/28 16 $879,191 -50% 1,057 $832   $93,449,668 84
2001/10/05 19 $615,036 -30% 836 $736   $94,064,704 91
2001/10/12 16 $569,290 -7% 836 $681   $94,633,994 98
2001/10/19 19 $495,580 -13% 711 $697   $95,129,574 105
2001/10/26 37 $141,363 -71% 610 $232   $95,270,937 112
2001/11/02 38 $140,885 n/c 162 $870   $95,411,822 119
2001/11/09 26 $317,301 +125% 435 $729   $95,729,123 126
2001/11/16 28 $240,011 -24% 415 $578   $95,969,134 133
2001/11/23 33 $151,249 -37% 342 $442   $96,120,383 140
2001/11/30 37 $114,765 -24% 341 $337   $96,235,148 147
2001/12/07 31 $122,655 +7% 366 $335   $96,357,803 154
2001/12/14 41 $83,215 -32% 216 $385   $96,441,018 161
2001/12/21 48 $52,408 -37% 228 $230   $96,493,426 168

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