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The Libertine (2005)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,835,065Details
International Box Office $4,613,558
Worldwide Box Office $9,448,623
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,845,389 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,845,389
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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 Spilled
Critics
33% - Rotten
Audience
58% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$22,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 23rd, 2005 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
March 10th, 2006 (Wide) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: July 4th, 2006 by Weinstein Co./Genius, released as Libertine, The
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality including dialogue, violence and language
Running Time: 114 minutes
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Keywords: Biography
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Mr. Mudd
Production Countries: Australia,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 721 $10,361 Apr 14, 2006 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 700 $21,459 Apr 7, 2006 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 550 $68,875 Mar 31, 2006 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 238 $315,344 Mar 24, 2006 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 108 $881,076 Mar 17, 2006 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 45 $2,202,799 Mar 10, 2006 110
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,738 $27,804 Nov 25, 2005 5

Cast

   John Wilmot
   Elizabeth Barry
John Malkovich    King Charles II
Paul Ritter    Chiffinch
Stanley Townsend    Keown
Francesca Annis    Countess
Rosamund Pike    Elizabeth Malet
Tom Hollander    Etherege
Johnny Vegas    Sackville
Richard Coyle    Alcock
Tom Burke    Vaughan
Hugh Sachs    Ratcliffe
Rupert Friend    Downs
Kelly Reilly    Jane
Jack Davenport    Harris
Trudi Jackson    Rose
Clare Higgins    Molly Luscombe
Freddie Jones    Betterton
Robert Wilfort    Huysmans
Jake Curran    Sackville's Servant
Paul Chahidi    Barrillon
Kevin Doyle    Constable
Morgan Walters    Trooper
Niall Buggy    Chaplain
Peter Howell    Bishop
T.P McKenna    Black Rod

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Stephen Jeffreys
Producer    Lianne Halfon
Producer    John Malkovich
Producer    Russell Smith
Executive Producer    Bailey Chase
Executive Producer    Steve Christian
Executive Producer    Marc Samuelson
Executive Producer    Peter Samuelson
Executive Producer    Ralph Kamp
Executive Producer    Louise Goodsill
Executive Producer    Donald Starr
Executive Producer    Colin Leventhal
Executive Producer    Daniel J.B. Taylor Daniel J.B. Taylor
Production Designer    Ben Van Os
Editor    Jill Bilcock
Dialogue Editor    Antony Gray
Sound Effects Editor    Craig Carter
Sound Effects Editor    Chris Goodes
Composer    Michael Nyman
Director of Photography    Alexander Melman
Line Producer    Mairi Bett
Assistant Director    Max Keene
Production Manager    Marshall Leviten
Supervising Art Director    Fleur Whitlock
Art Director    Patrick Rolfe
Set Decorator    Robert Wischhusen-Hayes
Costume Designer    Dien Van Straalen
Costume Supervisor    Nigel Egerton
Sound Mixer    John Hayes
Dubbing Mixer    Roger Savage
Make-up and Hair Designer    Patty York
Make-up and Hair Designer    Peter Owen
Make-up and Hair Designer    Ivana Primorac
Make-up and Hair Designer    Norman Webb
Make-up and Hair Designer    Julie Dartnell
Make-up and Hair Designer    Julie Thom

Clear Sailing for Launch

July 15th, 2006

A near total lack of competition allowed Failure to Launch to remain in first place with $8.87 million over the week for a two-week total of $19.41 million. More...

DVD Releases for July 4, 2006

July 3rd, 2006

This year July 4th lands on a Tuesday, and with most people's thoughts on BBQs and not DVDs, the selection of new releases is absolutely terrible and is easily the weakest I can remember. In fact, even with just ten entries, it still feels like I'm padding the total a bit. Fortunately there were a couple of releases in contention for DVD Pick of the Week, including the first season of the new Doctor Who, although with this DVD, the price was a little scary. So in the end I went with The Matador - Buy from Amazon, which would have been a contender even during the busiest week. More...

Vendetta Victorious, But at What Cost?

March 20th, 2006

Another poor weekend at the box office saw the overall gross drop to $106 million, which is 3.6% lower than last weekend and 8.7% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2006 has now brought in $1.8 billion, which is about 2% lower than 2005's pace. If this keeps up 2006 will be the second year in a row of declining box office revenue and the fourth year in a row of declining ticket sales. It's not quite time to push the panic button yet, but it is certainly worrying. More...

Successful Launch fails to Lift Box Office

March 13th, 2006

Only one of the four new films beat expectations over the weekend, and that left the box office hurting. Overall, the total for the weekend was $110 million, which was 6.8% higher than last weekend, but since last weekend was Oscar weekend, this is hardly an impressive result. More importantly, it was 4.7% lower than the same weekend last year. More...

New Releases are Strictly for the Dogs

March 10th, 2006

There are three and a half new films opening wide this weekend, and the best of them is earning merely mediocre reviews. (The half film refers to The Libertine, which is opening in only 815 theatres.) Even so, there should be a huge jump from last weekend, perhaps even enough to push 2006 ahead of 2005 again. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 3 - March 9

March 9th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. This week's winner was one of last week's best sites, She's the Man - Official Site, which added a lot of content this week including some old stuff that was off site for previous weeks. More...

2006 Preview: March

March 1st, 2006

This is a not as busy a month as it initially looks. Granted, there are 18 movies on this month's list, but there are five weekends, or at least five Fridays. Also, every week there's at least one film that may or may not be getting a truly wide release. Considering the level of competition, I'm leaning against any of five such films opening in more than 2000 theatres. On the plus side, we should see the first $100 million movie of 2006 open this month, and perhaps even see two movies reach that milestone. More...

Fun Time on the International Charts

February 19th, 2006

Fun with Dick and Jane added an handful of new markets this week and that allowed the film to remain in sixth place with $6.00 million on 2645 screens in 49 markets for a running tally of $63.30 million. The film opened in first place in Spain with $1.54 million on 316 screens and in the Netherlands with $475,000 on 75 screens over the weekend and $520,000 in total. It took first place in Argentina as well with $136,000 on 48. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place during its debut in Denmark with $319,000 on 45 screens over the weekend and $335,000 in total. Holdovers include the U.K. where the film was down 56% to $699,000 over the weekend and $10.44 million in total and Italy with a 55% decline to $594,000 over the weekend and $4.83 million in total. More...

International Details: Flightplan has Bumpy Landing

December 11th, 2005

Flightplan fell out of the top five with $5.13 million on 2,430 screens in 38 markets for a total of $94.65 million on the international scene. It did fall from second to sixth on this week's charts, but it should still reach $100 million by this time next week. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it remained in second place with $2.14 million on 416 screens for a two-week total of $6.59 million. More...

Her Shoes Fall out of Fashion

December 4th, 2005

Here's this week's round-up of international box office numbers.

In Her Shoes fell out of the top five this week with $3.95 million on 2,050 screens in 23 markets for a $30.60 million international box office. The film held up amazingly well in Spain, dropping just 8% to $810,000 on 290 screens, but it wasn't as fortunate in France where it lost more than half its opening, earning $400,000 on 293 screens, falling out of the top ten in the process. It suffered a similar fate during its third weekend in the U.K. where it was down 55% to $736,000 on 268 screens, but the film already has $7.06 million there, which is better than its domestic run if you take into account the relative sizes of the two markets. More...

Zorro Leaves its Mark

November 27th, 2005

The Legend of Zorro fell from second to sixth this week and because of that its quest from $100 million internationally took a serious hit. Over the weekend the film pulled in $4.20 million on 4062 screens in 62 markets for a running tally of $80.73 million. In France the film fell 57% to $1.01 million over the weekend and $14.80 million during its four-week run while it had a similar drop-off in Spain where it was down 56% to $475,000 over the weekend and $9.10 million in total. The box office was less kind in Russia, (down 68% to $136,000); Germany, (down 70% to $232,000) and the U.K., (down 83% to $120,000). More...

Limited Releases Offer a Plentiful Bounty

November 25th, 2005

Thanksgivings gives us a cornucopia of new limited releases, some of which opened on Wednesday and some of which open tonight. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 18 - November 25

November 24th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, The Producers - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 4 - November 10

November 10th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Aeon Flux - Official Site
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Movie Website Updates for October 28 - November 3

November 3rd, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Pride and Prejudice - Official Site
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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/11/25 55 $27,804   2 $13,902   $27,804 5
2006/03/10 12 $2,202,799   815 $2,703   $2,264,096 110
2006/03/17 15 $881,076 -60% 819 $1,076   $3,867,537 117
2006/03/24 22 $315,344 -64% 474 $665   $4,554,025 124
2006/03/31 43 $68,875 -78% 116 $594   $4,756,532 131
2006/04/07 64 $21,459 -69% 43 $499   $4,808,748 138
2006/04/14 84 $10,361 -52% 24 $432   $4,829,497 145

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/03/10 12 $2,925,164   815 $3,589   $2,986,461 114
2006/03/17 18 $1,252,220 -57% 819 $1,529   $4,238,681 121
2006/03/24 22 $448,976 -64% 474 $947   $4,687,657 128
2006/03/31 42 $99,632 -78% 116 $859   $4,787,289 135
2006/04/07 66 $31,847 -68% 43 $741   $4,819,136 142
2006/04/14 84 $15,929 -50% 24 $664   $4,835,065 149

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/9/200615101,726 101,726$1,524,873$1,524,8731
7/16/20062834,459-66% 136,185$514,473$2,039,3462

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