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Little Children (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,463,019Details
International Box Office $8,658,158
Worldwide Box Office $14,121,177
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,675,500 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,675,500
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
80% - Certified Fresh
Audience
82% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$14,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 6th, 2006 (Exclusive) by New Line
Video Release: May 1st, 2007 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality and nudity, language and some disturbing content
Comparisons: vs. Never Let Me Go
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Keywords: Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, Sex Crimes
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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 299 $6,951 Apr 6, 2007 185
Biggest 27th Weekend Limited Release 130 $6,951 Apr 6, 2007 185
Theater Average 27th Weekend Limited Release 285 $463 Apr 6, 2007 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 272 $18,102 Mar 30, 2007 178
Biggest 26th Weekend Limited Release 86 $18,102 Mar 30, 2007 178
Theater Average 26th Weekend Limited Release 230 $696 Mar 30, 2007 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 282 $27,500 Mar 23, 2007 171
Biggest 25th Weekend Limited Release 83 $27,500 Mar 23, 2007 171
Theater Average 25th Weekend Limited Release 282 $640 Mar 23, 2007 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 280 $36,164 Mar 16, 2007 164
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 70 $36,164 Mar 16, 2007 164
Theater Average 24th Weekend Limited Release 276 $769 Mar 16, 2007 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 279 $56,246 Mar 9, 2007 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 62 $56,246 Mar 9, 2007 157
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 240 $953 Mar 9, 2007 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 298 $69,370 Mar 2, 2007 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 63 $69,370 Mar 2, 2007 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 222 $1,119 Mar 2, 2007 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 383 $64,275 Feb 23, 2007 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 88 $64,275 Feb 23, 2007 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 266 $1,054 Feb 23, 2007 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 288 $143,490 Feb 16, 2007 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 61 $143,490 Feb 16, 2007 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 157 $1,594 Feb 16, 2007 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 252 $229,487 Feb 9, 2007 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 50 $229,487 Feb 9, 2007 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 109 $1,996 Feb 9, 2007 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 308 $220,306 Feb 2, 2007 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 56 $220,306 Feb 2, 2007 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 100 $2,078 Feb 2, 2007 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 384 $207,349 Jan 26, 2007 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 74 $207,349 Jan 26, 2007 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 96 $2,356 Jan 26, 2007 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 525 $184,844 Jan 19, 2007 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 93 $184,844 Jan 19, 2007 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 155 $2,009 Jan 19, 2007 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 444 $288,122 Jan 12, 2007 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 82 $288,122 Jan 12, 2007 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 64 $2,853 Jan 12, 2007 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 394 $385,217 Jan 5, 2007 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 69 $385,217 Jan 5, 2007 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 41 $3,740 Jan 5, 2007 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 972 $158,934 Dec 29, 2006 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 171 $158,934 Dec 29, 2006 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 3 $12,226 Dec 29, 2006 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,451 $110,000 Dec 22, 2006 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 276 $110,000 Dec 22, 2006 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 121 $2,619 Dec 22, 2006 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,975 $77,587 Dec 15, 2006 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 421 $77,587 Dec 15, 2006 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 66 $3,695 Dec 15, 2006 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 2,419 $65,714 Dec 8, 2006 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 534 $65,714 Dec 8, 2006 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 198 $2,629 Dec 8, 2006 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 2,317 $104,377 Dec 1, 2006 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 484 $104,377 Dec 1, 2006 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 127 $3,479 Dec 1, 2006 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 2,403 $141,586 Nov 24, 2006 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 480 $141,586 Nov 24, 2006 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 87 $4,567 Nov 24, 2006 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,740 $164,534 Nov 17, 2006 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 532 $164,534 Nov 17, 2006 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 122 $4,447 Nov 17, 2006 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 3,526 $136,070 Nov 10, 2006 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 715 $136,070 Nov 10, 2006 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 149 $4,692 Nov 10, 2006 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 3,876 $173,049 Nov 3, 2006 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 722 $173,049 Nov 3, 2006 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 172 $5,408 Nov 3, 2006 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,341 $199,947 Oct 27, 2006 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 739 $199,947 Oct 27, 2006 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 216 $6,248 Oct 27, 2006 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,701 $238,390 Oct 20, 2006 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 717 $238,390 Oct 20, 2006 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 313 $7,450 Oct 20, 2006 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,910 $84,551 Oct 13, 2006 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,447 $84,551 Oct 13, 2006 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 164 $16,910 Oct 13, 2006 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,168 $97,953 Oct 6, 2006 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,449 $97,953 Oct 6, 2006 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 448 $19,591 Oct 6, 2006 3
Theater Average Limited Release 611 $19,591 Oct 6, 2006 3
Top 2006 Theater Average Limited Release 27 $19,591 Oct 6, 2006 3
Never Wide Domestic 596 $5,463,019 Oct 6, 2006 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,799 $5,463,019 Oct 6, 2006 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 733 110 Oct 6, 2006 0

Cast

   Sarah Pierce
   Brad Adamson
Sadie Goldstein    Lucy Pierce
Ty Simpkins    Aaron Adamson
Jennifer Connelly    Kathy Adamson
Gregg Edelman    Richard Pierce
Noah Emmerich    Larry Hedges
Jackie Earle Haley    Ronald McGorvey
Phyllis Somerville    May McGorvey
Raymond J. Barry    Bullhorn Bob

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Thomas Newman
Set Decorator    Susan Bode

Home Market Dreaming of a Good Night

May 11th, 2007

For the past few weeks, new releases have dominated the home market, and while this week saw two holdovers in the top two spots, there were still plenty of new releases to place high on the charts. Leading the way were Night at the Museum with $9.08 million for the week and $20.64 million overall with Deja vu remaining in second place with $7.02 million this past week and $15.66 million in total. More...

DVD Releases for May 1, 2007

April 30th, 2007

It was a tough week to write this column, partially because of the selection of DVD coming out tomorrow, and partially because my DVD player had a meltdown while I was in the middle of reviewing Dinosaurs - The Complete Third and Fourth Seasons . (And then today my mouse stops working while my Internet connection has been sporadic all day. It's like my electronics are conspiring against me.) There were a few DVDs that were contenders for DVD Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with Dreamgirls - 2-Disc Showstopper Edition while giving Michael Palin's Around the World in 80 Days an honorable mention. More...

Per Theater Chart is a Lonely Avenue

February 27th, 2007

Avenue Montaigne was the only film to top $10,000 on the Per Theater Chart this week. The film dipped less than 30% but maintained an average of $10,376 in its two theaters. More...

Updated - Bollywood Breaks Through on the Per Theater Chart

January 30th, 2007

Mafioso narrowly topped the Per Theater Chart this weekend in second weekend of re-release with an average of $11,118. Salaam-e-Ishq - A Tribute to Love was right behind it, with just under $1 million in 86 theaters for an average of $11,035. Early reports actually had Salaam-e-Ishq topping the chart, but its total gross to date includes $60,000 earned on Thursday. Without that money, it wasn't quite able to hold on to top spot. The only other film to top $10,000 was Breaking and Entering with an average of $10,580 in two theaters. More...

Award Season - Oscar Nods Offer Little Surprises - Correction

January 23rd, 2007

The Oscar nominations were handed out today and for the most part they've followed the script written by previous awards committees fairly closely. More...

Award Season - The Writing is On the Wall

January 12th, 2007

The Writers Guild of America is the last of the guilds to hand out nominations, which they did so this week. And while there are 20 or so categories, only two of them are theatrical. More...

Award Season - SAG Spreads the Love

January 5th, 2007

The Screen Actors Guide handed out their nominations yesterday and of the 5 theatrical categories, there were more than a dozen films to pick up at least one nomination. More...

Girls are Just Dreamy

December 19th, 2006

Dreamgirls set a new record per theater average for a live action film over the weekend by pulling in $380,000 in three movie houses for an average of $126,317. While this is significantly ahead of the previous record holder, Brokeback Mountain, it is important to note that tickets for Dreamgirls were $25, meaning there were 5,000 tickets sold per theater compared to 10,000 for Brokeback. On a tickets-per-theater average the film is more in line with Sideways or In Good Company, which is still a very good result. The only other film to crack $10,000 was The Good German at $15,363. More...

Award Season - Babel and Departed are Golden

December 15th, 2006

Babel led the way when the Golden Globe nominations were announced today with seven nominations while The Departed was close behind with six. More...

Re-Volver-lution

November 7th, 2006

Just a trio of films in the $10,000 club, but they are managed that feat by a huge margin. Leading the way was Volver with just under $200,000 on 5 theaters for an average of $39,541. This is actually lower than the opening per theater average for Pedro Almodovar's previous two films, but his biggest opening ever. Second place went to the overall number one film, Borat with $31,607 while last week's per theater average champion, Babel, came in third with $26,264 despite a huge increase in its theater count. More...

Movie Queen's Reign Rivals Real Royalty

October 17th, 2006

The Queen led the per theatre charts for the third weekend in a row, taking in an average of $22,228 in its 46 theatres. Granted, the film has a while to catch up to the more than 50 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, but this is still a very rare feat for a film to accomplish. Second place went to newcomer Sweet Land with an unexpected opening weekend average of $20,930. The only other film to top $10,000 was Little Children as the film held up very well, dipping less than 14% to $16,910. More...

Queen's Royal Reign Continues

October 10th, 2006

For the second weekend in a row, The Queen top the per theatre charts with an average of $36,543, down just over 10%. This is even more impressive since the movie saw its theatre count climb from 3 to 11. Little Children came in next after earning nearly $100,000 in 5 theatres for an average of $19,591 while Shortbus earned just over $100,000 in 6 theatres for an average of $17,985. The former film has a much better shot at earning some mainstream success as the latter is just too much for the average moviegoer. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 30 - October 6, 2006

October 7th, 2006

Good week for websites, but most were smaller updates or new sites with just a few features. Two sites, Happy Feet - Official Site and The Prestige - Official Site, stood out above the crowd, but both will need a few more update to take home the Weekly Website Award. More...

Limited Releases - Looking for a Little Bit of Love (and a lot of Cash)

October 6th, 2006

A dozen films on this list and while there are few Oscar contenders, it could be the Canadian film, Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, that has the best long-term potential. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 19 - August 25

August 26th, 2006

It's another busy week with nearly three dozen films being represented here. Taking top prize is Invincible - Official Site, although there were a few others that could take that claim before all is said and done. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/10/06 41 $97,953   5 $19,591   $97,953 3
2006/10/13 45 $84,551 -14% 5 $16,910   $230,497 10
2006/10/20 27 $238,390 +182% 32 $7,450   $508,772 17
2006/10/27 27 $199,947 -16% 32 $6,248   $803,508 24
2006/11/03 30 $173,049 -13% 32 $5,408   $1,056,474 31
2006/11/10 35 $136,070 -21% 29 $4,692   $1,253,941 38
2006/11/17 29 $164,534 +21% 37 $4,447   $1,467,068 45
2006/11/24 32 $141,586 -14% 31 $4,567   $1,636,000 52
2006/12/01 29 $104,377 -26% 30 $3,479   $1,819,876 59
2006/12/08 36 $65,714 -37% 25 $2,629   $1,927,684 66
2006/12/15 31 $77,587 +18% 21 $3,695   $2,036,841 73
2006/12/22 27 $110,000 +42% 42 $2,619   $2,188,969 80
2006/12/29 32 $158,934 +44% 13 $12,226   $2,475,049 87
2007/01/05 28 $385,217 +142% 103 $3,740   $2,994,348 94
2007/01/12 35 $288,122 -25% 101 $2,853   $3,437,972 101
2007/01/19 38 $184,844 -36% 92 $2,009   $3,763,186 108
2007/01/26 37 $207,349 +12% 88 $2,356   $4,065,149 115
2007/02/02 36 $220,306 +6% 106 $2,078   $4,374,256 122
2007/02/09 34 $229,487 +4% 115 $1,996   $4,701,836 129
2007/02/16 42 $143,490 -37% 90 $1,594   $4,920,405 136
2007/02/23 49 $64,275 -55% 61 $1,054   $5,071,224 143
2007/03/02 50 $69,370 +8% 62 $1,119   $5,217,297 150
2007/03/09 51 $56,246 -19% 59 $953   $5,307,219 157
2007/03/16 53 $36,164 -36% 47 $769   $5,369,440 164
2007/03/23 56 $27,500 -24% 43 $640   $5,414,998 171
2007/03/30 55 $18,102 -34% 26 $696   $5,446,373 178
2007/04/06 75 $6,951 -62% 15 $463   $5,459,824 185

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/25 32 $27,031   42 $644   $2,216,000 81
2007/01/15 32 $58,284   101 $577   $3,496,256 102
2007/02/19 38 $35,535   90 $395   $4,955,940 137

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/10/06 42 $145,946   5 $29,189   $145,946 7
2006/10/13 47 $124,436 -15% 5 $24,887   $270,382 14
2006/10/20 29 $333,179 +168% 32 $10,412   $603,561 21
2006/10/27 28 $279,864 -16% 32 $8,746   $883,425 28
2006/11/03 31 $234,446 -16% 32 $7,326   $1,117,871 35
2006/11/10 35 $184,663 -21% 29 $6,368   $1,302,534 42
2006/11/17 36 $235,804 +28% 37 $6,373   $1,538,338 49
2006/11/24 35 $177,161 -25% 31 $5,715   $1,715,499 56
2006/12/01 31 $146,471 -17% 30 $4,882   $1,861,970 63
2006/12/08 37 $97,284 -34% 25 $3,891   $1,959,254 70
2006/12/15 34 $119,715 +23% 21 $5,701   $2,078,969 77
2006/12/22 31 $237,146 +98% 42 $5,646   $2,316,115 84
2006/12/29 32 $293,016 +24% 13 $22,540   $2,609,131 91
2007/01/05 28 $540,719 +85% 103 $5,250   $3,149,850 98
2007/01/12 34 $428,492 -21% 101 $4,242   $3,578,342 105
2007/01/19 37 $279,458 -35% 92 $3,038   $3,857,800 112
2007/01/26 37 $296,150 +6% 88 $3,365   $4,153,950 119
2007/02/02 36 $318,399 +8% 106 $3,004   $4,472,349 126
2007/02/09 37 $304,566 -4% 115 $2,648   $4,776,915 133
2007/02/16 40 $230,034 -24% 90 $2,556   $5,006,949 140
2007/02/23 43 $140,978 -39% 61 $2,311   $5,147,927 147
2007/03/02 48 $103,046 -27% 62 $1,662   $5,250,973 154
2007/03/09 52 $82,303 -20% 59 $1,395   $5,333,276 161
2007/03/16 56 $54,212 -34% 47 $1,153   $5,387,498 168
2007/03/23 54 $40,783 -25% 43 $948   $5,428,271 175
2007/03/30 60 $24,602 -40% 26 $946   $5,452,873 182
2007/04/06 78 $10,146 -59% 15 $676   $5,463,019 189

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/6/20072365,101 65,101$1,171,167$1,171,1671

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