Love Actually

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,472,278Details
International Box Office $188,495,625
Worldwide Box Office $247,967,903
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
63% - Fresh
Audience
73% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$45,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 7th, 2003 (Limited) by Universal
November 14th, 2003 (Expands Wide) by Universal
Video Release: April 27th, 2004 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity and language
Running Time: 135 minutes
Keywords: Romance, Language Barrier, Political, Relationship Advice, First Love
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Working Title Films

Cast

   The Prime Minister
   Daniel
   Jamie
   Sarah
   Karen
   Harry
   Juliet
   Natalie
   Billy Mack
   Rufus, jewellery salesman
Andrew Lincoln    Mark
Chiwetel Ejiofor    Peter
Gregor Fisher    Joe
Heike Makatsch    Mia
Kris Marshall    Colin Frissell
Lucia Moniz    Aurelia
Martin Freeman    John
Rodrigo Santoro    Karl
Thomas Brodie Sangster    Sam
Rory MacGregor    Engineer
Sienna Guillory    Jamie's Girlfriend
Lulu Popplewell    Daisy
Joanna Page    Just Judy
Nina Sosanya    Annie
Frank Moorey    Terence, Who's in Charge
Jill Freud    Pat the Housekeeper
Tim Hatwell    Vicar
Lynden David Hall    The Wedding Singer
Jont Whittington    Guitarist
Dan Fredenburgh    Jamie's Bad Brother
Julia Davis    Nancy the Caterer
Abdul Salis    Tony
Alan Barnes    Movie Director
Shaughan Seymour    Movie Cameraman
Helen Murton    Funeral Priest
Edward Hardwicke    Sam's Grandfather
Caroline John    Sam's Grandmother
Gemma Ashton    Family Mourner
Matt Harvey    Family Mourner
Adrian Preater    Family Mourner
Joanna Thaw    Family Mourner
Junior Simpson    Wedding DJ
Brian Bovell    Radio Waford DJ
Sarah McDougall    Receptionist
Marcus Brigstocke    Mikey, DJ Interviewer
Richard Hawley    Alex, Deputy Prime Minister
Wyllie Longmore    Jeremy
Gillian Barge    Cabinet Minister
Richard Wills-Cotton    Cabinet Minister
Kate Bowes Renna    Cabinet Minister
Kate Glover    Cabinet Minister
Nicola McRoy    Cabinet Minister
Anthony McPartlin    Ant
Declan Donnelly    Dec
Elizabeth Margoni    Eleonore
Billy Bob Thornton    President of US
Peter Marinker    U.S. Expert
Keir Charles    Press Conference Reporter
Doraly Rosen    Press Conference Reporter
Meg Wynn Owen    PM's Secretary
Carol Carey    Natalie's Replacement
Jo Whiley    Radio DJ
Sarah Atkinson    Billy's Video Vixen
Clare Bennett    Billy's Video Vixen
Sarah Holland    Billy's Video Vixen
Vicki Murdoch    Billy's Video Vixen
Meredith Ostrom    Billy's Video Vixen
Katherine Poulton    Billy's Video Vixen
Tuuli Tuuli    Billy's Video Vixen
Michael Parkinson    Parky
Michael Fitzgerald    Michael, Sarah's Brother
Ciaran O'Driscoll    Hospital Patient
William Wadham    Bernie, Karen's Son
Catia Duarte    Language Student
Igor Urdenko    Language Student
Nat Udom    Language Student
Ines Boughanmi    Language Student
Yuk Sim Yau    Language Student
John Sharian    Wisconsin Taxi Driver
Glenn Conroy    Barman
Ivana Milicevic    Stacey, American Dreamgirl
January Jones    Jeannie, American Angel
Elisha Cuthbert    Carol-Anne, American Goddess
Wes Butters    Radio 1 Chart Show DJ
Laura Rees    Record Company Executive
Emma Buckley    Jamie's Sister
Sheila Allen    Jamie's Mum
Terry Reece    PM's Chauffeur, Terry
Colin Coull    PM's Bodyguard, Gavin
Margery Mason    Harris Street Old Lady
Katharine Bailey    Harris Street Little Girl
Tiffany Boysell    Her Friend
Georgia Flint    Her Friend
Joanna Bacon    Natalie's Mum
Bill Moody    Natalie's Dad
Billy Campbell    Natalie's Octopus Brother, Keith
Paul Slack    John's Brother
Adam Godley    Mr. Trench
Olivia Olson    Joanna Anderson
Ruby Turner    Mrs. Jean Anderson
Amanda Garwood    Backing-Singer Teacher
Arturo Venegas    Mr. Anderson
Claudia Schiffer    Carol
Patrick Delaney    Tommy, Carol's Son
Helder Costa    Mr. Barros
Carla Vasconcelos    Sophia Barros
Stewart Howson    Airport Gate Man
Jamie Edgell    Airport Guard
Dave Fisher    Airport Guard
Paul Heasman    Airport Guard
Tony Lucken    Airport Guard
Raul Atalaia    Restaurant Proprietor
Nancy Sorrell    Greta
Shannon Elizabeth    Harriet, the Sexy One
Denise Richards    Carla, the Real Friendly One

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Richard Curtis
Producer    Duncan Kenworthy
Producer    Tim Bevan
Producer    Eric Fellner
Editor    Nick Moore
Director of Photography    Michael Coulter
Production Designer    Jim Clay
Line Producer    Chris Thompson
Costume Designer    Joanna Johnston
Co-Producer    Debra Hayward
Co-Producer    Liza Chasin
Composer    Craig Armstrong
Casting Director    Mary Selway
Assistant Director    Christopher Newman
Production Manager    Tori Parry
Supervising Art Director    Jonathan McKinstry
Art Director    Rod McLean
Art Director    Justin Warburton-Brown
Set Decorator    Caroline Smith
Costume Supervisor    Mark Ferguson
Sound Mixer    David Stephenson
Re-recording Mixer    Robin O'Donoghue
Re-recording Mixer    Richard Street
Re-recording Mixer    Graham Daniel
Supervising Sound Editor    Glenn Freemantle
Sound Effects Editor    Mark Heslop
Dialogue Editor    Gillian Dodders
Music Editor    Michael Price
Music Editor    Jon Olive
Make-up and Hair Designer    Graham Johnston
Music Producer    Craig Armstrong
Music Supervisor    Nick Angel
Casting Director    Fiona Weir
Stunt Coordinator    Lee Sheward

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/11/07 6 $2,080,000   576 $3,611   $2,080,000 1
2003/11/08 6 $2,862,720 +38% 576 $4,970   $4,936,320 2
2003/11/09 5 $1,949,760 -32% 576 $3,385   $6,886,080 3
2003/11/10 5 $824,000 -58% 576 $1,431   $7,710,000 4
2003/11/11 5 $1,097,000 +33% 576 $1,905   $8,807,000 5
2003/11/12 4 $662,000 -40% 576 $1,149   $9,470,000 6
2003/11/13 4 $694,000 +5% 576 $1,205   $10,164,000 7
2003/11/14 4 $2,661,000 +283% 1,177 $2,261   $12,825,000 8
2003/11/15 6 $3,772,285 +42% 1,177 $3,205   $16,560,665 9
2003/11/16 6 $2,301,035 -39% 1,177 $1,955   $18,861,700 10
2003/11/17 4 $659,000 -71% 1,177 $560   $19,521,000 11
2003/11/18 4 $836,000 +27% 1,177 $710   $20,356,000 12
2003/11/19 4 $689,000 -18% 1,177 $585   $21,045,000 13
2003/11/20 4 $747,000 +8% 1,177 $635   $21,792,000 14
2003/11/21 5 $2,700,000 +261% 1,687 $1,600   $24,500,000 15
2003/11/22 5 $3,743,555 +39% 1,690 $2,215   $28,214,635 16
2003/11/23 5 $2,222,350 -41% 1,690 $1,315   $30,436,985 17
2003/11/24 5 $692,000 -69% 1,690 $409   $31,129,000 18
2003/11/25 5 $989,000 +43% 1,690 $585   $32,118,000 19
2003/11/26 9 $1,400,000 +42% 1,706 $821   $33,500,000 20
2003/11/27 9 $1,800,000 +29% 1,706 $1,055   $35,300,000 21
2003/11/28 9 $3,400,000 +89% 1,706 $1,993   $38,700,000 22
2003/11/29 8 $3,316,590 -2% 1,706 $1,944   $41,736,130 23
2003/11/30 9 $1,654,010 -50% 1,706 $970   $43,390,140 24
2003/12/01 9 $412,000 -75% 1,714 $240   $43,802,000 25
2003/12/02 8 $488,000 +18% 1,714 $285   $44,291,000 26
2003/12/03 8 $437,000 -10% 1,714 $255   $44,728,000 27
2003/12/04 8 $454,000 +4% 1,714 $265   $45,182,000 28
2003/12/05 10 $1,100,000 +142% 1,870 $588   $46,300,000 29
2003/12/06 10 $1,538,240 +40% 1,672 $920   $47,848,755 30
2003/12/07 10 $894,520 -42% 1,672 $535   $48,743,275 31
2003/12/08 10 $277,000 -69% 1,672 $166   $49,020,000 32
2003/12/09 7 $360,000 +30% 1,672 $215   $49,379,000 33
2003/12/10 8 $334,000 -7% 1,672 $200   $49,714,000 34
2003/12/11 7 $344,000 +3% 1,672 $206   $50,058,000 35
2003/12/15 10 $226,000   1,566 $144   $52,398,000 39
2003/12/16 9 $266,000 +18% 1,566 $170   $52,664,000 40
2004/01/19 31 $49,985   238 $210   $58,613,490 74
2004/02/16 49 $11,655   111 $105   $59,365,105 102

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/11/07 6 $6,886,080   576 $11,955   $6,886,080 3
2003/11/14 6 $8,698,030 +26% 1,177 $7,390   $18,861,700 10
2003/11/21 5 $8,644,555 -1% 1,690 $5,115   $30,436,985 17
2003/11/28 9 $8,218,630 -5% 1,706 $4,817   $43,390,140 24
2003/12/05 10 $3,561,360 -57% 1,672 $2,130   $48,743,275 31
2003/12/12 12 $2,114,095 -41% 1,566 $1,350   $52,171,570 38
2003/12/19 14 $1,145,395 -46% 902 $1,270   $54,184,810 45
2003/12/26 21 $828,365 -28% 408 $2,030   $55,885,240 52
2004/01/02 23 $732,755 -12% 406 $1,805   $57,429,915 59
2004/01/09 24 $422,585 -42% 379 $1,115   $58,106,275 66
2004/01/16 28 $280,840 -34% 238 $1,180   $58,563,505 73
2004/01/23 32 $198,970 -29% 202 $985   $58,887,405 80
2004/01/30 37 $113,880 -43% 146 $780   $59,077,025 87
2004/02/06 44 $99,895 -12% 135 $740   $59,221,440 94
2004/02/13 43 $94,890 -5% 111 $855   $59,353,450 101
2004/02/27 74 $22,745   37 $615   $59,472,278 115

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/3/20112916,142 59,054$100,080$367,309375
7/10/20112914,304-11% 73,358$92,833$460,142376
8/14/20112515,512 140,073$87,333$865,654381
8/21/20112812,837-17% 152,910$74,198$939,852382
8/28/20112811,535-10% 164,445$71,517$1,011,369383
12/25/20112695,179 419,101$658,639$2,902,171400

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