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Let Me In (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,134,935Details
International Box Office $16,135,464
Worldwide Box Office $28,270,399
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,283,086 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,781,483 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,064,569
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Twelve-year old Owen is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby, an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father. A frail, troubled child about Owens's age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond. When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby's father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen's efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she's hiding an unthinkable secret.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
88% - Certified Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 1st, 2010 (Wide) by Overture Films
Video Release: February 1st, 2011 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody horror violence, language and a brief sexual situation.
(Rating bulletin 2136, 9/1/2010)
Running Time: 115 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Sixth Sense
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Keywords: Vampire, Foreign-Language Remake, Scary Kids, Bullies
Source:Remake
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: EFTI, Hammer Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,360 $2,735 Dec 3, 2010 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,301 $6,721 Nov 26, 2010 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,005 $22,284 Nov 19, 2010 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,790 $55,084 Nov 12, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,750 $32,319 Nov 5, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,885 $166,632 Oct 29, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,103 $261,932 Oct 22, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,826 $830,676 Oct 15, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,336 $2,447,618 Oct 8, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,885 $5,147,479 Oct 1, 2010 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,206 2,021 Oct 1, 2010 3

Cast

Kodi Smit-McPhee    Owen
   Abby
Elias Koteas    Policeman
Richard Jenkins    The Father
Cara Buono    Owen's Mother
Sasha Barrese    Virginia

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Simon Oaks
Producer    Alex Brunner
Producer    Guy East
Producer    Tobin Armbrust
Producer    Donna Gigliotti
Producer    John Nordling
Executive Producer    Carl Molinder
Executive Producer    Nigel Sinclair
Executive Producer    John Ptak
Executive Producer    Philip Elway
Executive Producer    Fredrik Malmberg
Production Designer    Ford Wheeler
Editor    Stan Salfas
Composer    Michael Giacchino

DVD Sales: Living it Up in Beverly Hills

February 15th, 2011

Overall, new releases were rather weak, but we did see four films reach the top 30 on the sales chart this week, including a new number one. That film was Beverly Hill Chihuahua 2, which sold 712,000 units, generating $10.67 million in opening week revenue. Granted, this was half as many sales as the original, but that was a theatrical release and this was direct-to-DVD, so I think Disney has to be very happy with this release. In fact, they might be thinking franchise. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 1st, 2011

February 1st, 2011

There's still a lull when it comes to first-run releases on the home market with no major, or even midlevel hits coming out this week. In fact, the best-selling release according to Amazon.com is Alice in Wonderland on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. The other major contender is Let Me In on Blu-ray, which failed to find an audience despite impressing critics almost as much as the original did. I'm going to give the honor to Let Me In, but both are worthy contenders. More...

Social is still Popular with the People

October 11th, 2010

The race for top spot was pretty close this weekend with the first and second place films finishing within $1 million of each other. On the other hand, combined there were significantly weaker than last year's number one film, Couples Retreat. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that the overall box office was down, falling 2% from last weekend to $93 million and 15% from last year. 2010 still has a massive lead over 2009 at $8.31 billion to $8.04 billion, but year-over-year declines like this mean that lead is not safe. More...

Contest: Fred vs. Abby: Winning Announcement

October 7th, 2010

The winners of our Fred vs. Abby contest were determined and they are... More...

Most New Releases are Anti-Social

October 4th, 2010

October started in such a way that it feels like September was extended a weekend. The top film wasn't bad, but the other two wide releases bombed. Overall the box office brought in $95 million, which was down 6% from last week and 11% from the same weekend last year. 2010 is still ahead of 2009 by 4% at $8.19 billion to $7.90 billion, but if it were to lose 11% each weekend, that lead would evaporate by the end of the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Social Network Has Three Million Friends

October 3rd, 2010

The Social Network connected with about three million moviegoers this weekend to top the box office chart with an estimated $23 million, according to Sony's Sunday estimate. While that's a very respectable start, interest in the movie was mainly concentrated in urban areas, particular on the coasts, and the movie was soft in the central United States. While stellar reviews should lead to good word-of-mouth, the film's limited demographic appeal certainly seems to have held it back from being a huge success. That said, this weekend's other openers are looking on in envy. More...

2010 Preview: October

October 1st, 2010

September is nearly over and the Fall box office season is about to begin in earnest. September wasn't too bad this year, with more films matching or exceeding expectations than missing them, and we managed to keep pace with last year, more or less. Can October do the same? Well, last year there was only one $100 million hit, Couples Retreat (not counting Paranormal Activity, which opened in September). We might not see any film hit $100 million this time around. In fact, we might not even see any that come all that close. On the other hand, there were also five wide releases that clearly bombed last year, and on that end, 2010 looks a lot better. Not every film that opens over the next five weekends will be a mid-level hit or better, but most should get there. More...

Countdown to Halloween Begins

September 30th, 2010

It's the beginning of October, so it should come as no surprise there are a couple of horror films are coming out. More surprisingly, a couple of films released this week are also earning Oscar- or near Oscar-worthy reviews. (There's only three films, so there's some crossover.) Direct competition between the films could hurt, but hopefully not so much that 2010 falls behind last year's pace. It's not like last year was explosive at the box office, as Zombieland just missed $25 million at the box office, and it was the clear winner. Will any of the wide releases top that figure? And will the overall box office help 2010 maintain its lead over 2009? More...

Contest: Fred vs. Abby

September 24th, 2010

The week our box office prediction contest features what could be two of the scariest kid to ever be featured in a movie. Abby from Let Me In, which is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. And Fred Figglehorn, who is featured in our prizes, although if you look at box office cover, he looks more scared than scary. (Fred: The Movie was seen by 7.6 million people when it aired on Nick last week. 7.6 million!) In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Let Me In. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Fred: The Movie on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Fred: The Movie on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/01 8 $5,147,479   2,021 $2,547   $5,147,479 3
2010/10/08 11 $2,447,618 -52% 2,042 $1,199   $9,171,419 10
2010/10/15 16 $830,676 -66% 1,211 $686   $11,046,691 17
2010/10/22 26 $261,932 -68% 513 $511   $11,621,084 24
2010/10/29 30 $166,632 -36% 378 $441   $11,896,495 31
2010/11/05 46 $32,319 -81% 95 $340   $11,999,419 38
2010/11/12 41 $55,084 +70% 143 $385   $12,067,397 45
2010/11/19 49 $22,284 -60% 85 $262   $12,114,822 52
2010/11/26 75 $6,721 -70% 31 $217   $12,129,485 59
2010/12/03 85 $2,735 -59% 11 $249   $12,134,420 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/01 6 $1,913,696   2,021 $947   $1,913,696 1
2010/10/02 8 $2,057,742 +8% 2,021 $1,018   $3,971,438 2
2010/10/03 8 $1,176,041 -43% 2,021 $582   $5,147,479 3
2010/10/04 6 $418,638 -64% 2,021 $207   $5,566,117 4
2010/10/05 8 $449,549 +7% 2,021 $222   $6,015,666 5
2010/10/06 8 $361,473 -20% 2,021 $179   $6,377,139 6
2010/10/07 8 $346,662 -4% 2,021 $172   $6,723,801 7
2010/10/08 11 $751,526 +117% 2,042 $368   $7,475,327 8
2010/10/09 11 $996,585 +33% 2,042 $488   $8,471,912 9
2010/10/10 10 $699,507 -30% 2,042 $343   $9,171,419 10
2010/10/11 11 $354,968 -49% 2,042 $174   $9,526,387 11
2010/10/12 10 $251,448 -29% 2,042 $123   $9,777,835 12
2010/10/13 10 $218,634 -13% 2,042 $107   $9,996,469 13
2010/10/14 11 $219,546 n/c 2,042 $108   $10,216,015 14
2010/10/15 17 $255,381 +16% 1,211 $211   $10,471,396 15
2010/10/16 16 $372,920 +46% 1,211 $308   $10,844,316 16
2010/10/17 17 $202,375 -46% 1,211 $167   $11,046,691 17
2010/10/18 - $81,465 -60% 1,211 $67   $11,128,156 18
2010/10/19 - $81,843 n/c 1,211 $68   $11,209,999 19
2010/10/20 - $76,955 -6% 1,211 $64   $11,286,954 20
2010/10/21 - $72,198 -6% 1,211 $60   $11,359,152 21
2010/10/22 - $85,197 +18% 513 $166   $11,444,349 22
2010/10/23 - $111,449 +31% 513 $217   $11,555,798 23
2010/10/24 - $65,286 -41% 513 $127   $11,621,084 24
2010/10/25 - $25,984 -60% 513 $51   $11,647,068 25
2010/10/26 - $29,544 +14% 513 $58   $11,676,612 26
2010/10/27 - $26,679 -10% 513 $52   $11,703,291 27
2010/10/28 - $26,572 n/c 513 $52   $11,729,863 28
2010/10/29 - $51,186 +93% 378 $135   $11,781,049 29
2010/10/30 - $69,829 +36% 378 $185   $11,850,878 30
2010/10/31 - $45,617 -35% 378 $121   $11,896,495 31
2010/11/01 - $17,392 -62% 378 $46   $11,913,887 32
2010/11/02 - $18,299 +5% 378 $48   $11,932,186 33
2010/11/03 - $17,640 -4% 378 $47   $11,949,826 34
2010/11/04 - $17,274 -2% 378 $46   $11,967,100 35
2010/11/05 - $11,029 -36% 95 $116   $11,978,129 36
2010/11/06 - $13,846 +26% 95 $146   $11,991,975 37
2010/11/07 - $7,444 -46% 95 $78   $11,999,419 38
2010/11/08 - $2,755 -63% 95 $29   $12,002,174 39
2010/11/09 - $2,682 -3% 95 $28   $12,004,856 40
2010/11/10 - $3,235 +21% 95 $34   $12,008,091 41
2010/11/11 - $4,222 +31% 95 $44   $12,012,313 42
2010/11/12 - $16,063 +280% 143 $112   $12,028,376 43
2010/11/13 - $22,884 +42% 143 $160   $12,051,260 44
2010/11/14 - $16,137 -29% 143 $113   $12,067,397 45
2010/11/15 - $6,509 -60% 143 $46   $12,073,906 46
2010/11/16 - $6,677 +3% 143 $47   $12,080,583 47
2010/11/17 - $6,093 -9% 143 $43   $12,086,676 48
2010/11/18 - $5,862 -4% 143 $41   $12,092,538 49
2010/11/19 - $6,328 +8% 85 $74   $12,098,866 50
2010/11/20 - $9,735 +54% 85 $115   $12,108,601 51
2010/11/21 - $6,221 -36% 85 $73   $12,114,822 52
2010/11/22 - $2,612 -58% 85 $31   $12,117,434 53
2010/11/23 - $3,153 +21% 85 $37   $12,120,587 54
2010/11/24 - $1,262 -60% 31 $41   $12,121,849 55
2010/11/25 - $915 -27% 31 $30   $12,122,764 56
2010/11/26 - $2,556 +179% 31 $82   $12,125,320 57
2010/11/27 - $2,890 +13% 31 $93   $12,128,210 58
2010/11/28 - $1,275 -56% 31 $41   $12,129,485 59
2010/11/29 - $486 -62% 31 $16   $12,129,971 60
2010/11/30 - $571 +17% 31 $18   $12,130,542 61
2010/12/01 - $581 +2% 31 $19   $12,131,123 62
2010/12/02 - $562 -3% 31 $18   $12,131,685 63
2010/12/03 - $1,128 +101% 11 $103   $12,132,813 64
2010/12/04 - $1,305 +16% 11 $119   $12,134,118 65
2010/12/05 - $302 -77% 11 $27   $12,134,420 66
2010/12/06 - $89 -71% 11 $8   $12,134,509 67
2010/12/07 - $155 +74% 11 $14   $12,134,664 68
2010/12/08 - $116 -25% 11 $11   $12,134,780 69
2010/12/09 - $155 +34% 11 $14   $12,134,935 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/01 8 $6,723,801   2,021 $3,327   $6,723,801 7
2010/10/08 11 $3,492,214 -48% 2,042 $1,710   $10,216,015 14
2010/10/15 17 $1,143,137 -67% 1,211 $944   $11,359,152 21
2010/10/22 26 $370,711 -68% 513 $723   $11,729,863 28
2010/10/29 31 $237,237 -36% 378 $628   $11,967,100 35
2010/11/05 50 $45,213 -81% 95 $476   $12,012,313 42
2010/11/12 40 $80,225 +77% 143 $561   $12,092,538 49
2010/11/19 56 $30,226 -62% 85 $356   $12,122,764 56
2010/11/26 75 $8,921 -70% 31 $288   $12,131,685 63
2010/12/03 92 $3,250 -64% 11 $295   $12,134,935 70

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/6/20114201,876 201,876$2,824,245$2,824,2451
2/13/20111476,570-62% 278,446$1,071,214$3,895,4602
2/20/20113046,877-39% 325,323$682,529$4,577,9893
2/27/20112949,879+6% 375,202$448,412$5,026,4014
3/6/20112931,593-37% 406,795$390,174$5,416,5745

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/6/2011560,483 60,483$1,281,026$1,281,0261
2/13/20111816,845-72% 77,328$321,061$1,602,0872
2/27/20111918,659 105,567$261,039$2,043,5234

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