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The Love Guru (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $32,200,122Details
International Box Office $7,923,224
Worldwide Box Office $40,123,346
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,552,426 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,552,426
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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
14% - Rotten
Audience
33% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$62,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 20th, 2008 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: September 16th, 2008 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some comic violence and drug references.
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Keywords: Hockey
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 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,630 $49,820 Aug 22, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,245 $110,718 Aug 15, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,395 $12,020 Aug 8, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,637 $18,576 Aug 1, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,606 $38,552 Jul 25, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,432 $86,466 Jul 18, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,473 $549,853 Jul 11, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,979 $1,806,545 Jul 4, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,049 $5,340,895 Jun 27, 2008 10
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 321 $13,907,130 Jun 20, 2008 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,305 $13,907,130 Jun 20, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 843 3,012 Jun 20, 2008 3
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,688 $5,332,926 Jun 20, 2008 1
Biggest June Day at the Domestic Box Office 855 $5,332,926 Jun 20, 2008 1

Cast

   Guru Pitka
Jessica Alba    Jane Bullard
Justin Timberlake    Jacques Grande
Romany Malco    Darren Roanoke
Verne Troyer    Coach Punch Cherkov
Meagan Good    Prudence Roanoke
Manu Narayan    Rajneesh
John Oliver    Dick Pants
Stephen Colbert    Jay Kell
Jim Gaffigan    Trent Lueders
Ben Kingsley    Guru Tugginmypudha
Jessica Simpson   
Deepak Chopra    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    George S. Clinton

DVD Sales - Go Speed Racer!

September 29th, 2008

There were plenty of new releases on this week's sales chart, nine in fact, but they generally didn't perform as strongly as last week's group. Leading the way was Speed Racer with 406,000 units sold, and $8.40 million in revenue generated, which is relatively better than its theatrical run. More...

DVD Rentals - Made to Order

September 29th, 2008

There were almost as many new releases to reach the top 30 on the rental charts as there were on the sales chart this week, but there were some key differences, including the top spot. The number one rental of the week was Made of Honor, which generated about 20% more revenue than Speed Racer. More...

DVD Releases for September 23, 2008 - Part II

September 23rd, 2008

Aaaahhhhhh! POP! ... That sound you just heard was my head exploding. This week we had a new record for spotlight reviews, and with TV on DVD kicking into high gear and summer blockbusters starting to come out soon, I don't think it will slow down. (Additionally, I have close to a dozen DVDs that arrived late, and I was only able to get to less than half of them for this week. So look for another huge batch next week.) As for the quality releases, there were a few that caught my eye, but none more than The Godfather Trilogy on Blu-ray. Sure, it doesn't push the high definition format, but this is the best these films have looked in decades and any film buff will want to have them in their collection. Meanwhile, last week's release of Duckman - Season One and Two also deserves to be awarded the DVD Pick of the Week. While there are not as many releases this week as last, there are so many spotlight reviews that the list had to be split into to. Part II can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for September 16, 2008 - Part II

September 15th, 2008

We have a big list this week with more than 50 releases. This includes very few top-notch, first run releases, but that weakness is counterbalanced by the strength in the TV on DVD department, including a few contenders for DVD Pick of the Week like Duckman - Season One & Two and Pushing Daisies - Season One on DVD or Blu-ray. If I were to choose just one release this week, it would be the former; however, I think the latter has a better chance at mainstream appeal. As I previously said, this is a huge list this week, so much so that it had to be split into two parts. Part one can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for September 16, 2008 - Part I

September 15th, 2008

We have a big list this week with more than 50 releases. This includes very few top-notch, first run releases, but that weakness is counterbalanced by the strength in the TV on DVD department, including a few contenders for DVD Pick of the Week like Duckman - Season One & Two and Pushing Daisies - Season One on DVD or Blu-ray. If I were to choose just one release this week, it would be the former; however, I think the latter has a better chance at mainstream appeal. As I previously said, this is a huge list this week, so much so that it had to be split into two parts. Part two can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for September 9, 2008 - Part II

September 8th, 2008

TV on DVD is at its peak for the year, just in time for the new season to start. However, because last season was cut short by the writers' strike, and so many studios are not taking that into account in the pricing, there are fewer releases at are contenders for DVD Pick of the Week. But we do have a worthy recipient of the award, Fist of Legend - Buy from Amazon, the latest release from Dragon Dynasty. Also, while the week was slow on top, it was busy overall, so much so that we had to split the week's list into two parts again. Part I can be found here. More...

International Details - Another Milestone for Hancock

August 10th, 2008

Hancock fell from second to sixth with $12.03 million on 5425 screens in 68 markets, however, it still reached $300 million internationally since last week and now has a running tally of $319.43 million. Its best market of the weekend was Spain where it added $1.92 million on 567 screens over the weekend for a total of $20.56 million after two. Meanwhile, its best market overall remains the U.K. where it has $47.09 million after a month of release, including $900,000 on 318 screens this past weekend. With Japan and Italy still ahead, the film should become Will Smith's second $600 million movie, but it will end well back of Independence Day. More...

International Details - Panda Throws Its Weight Around

July 20th, 2008

Kung Fu Panda grew to its biggest yet pulling in $45.32 million on 6314 screens in 49 markets for a total of $221.64 million. This includes openings in France where it placed second with $8.64 million on 743 screens for the full week and in Spain where it topped the charts with $6.29 million on 581 screens. The film's best holdover was The U.K. where it slipped a spot to third with $5.55 million on 456 screens for a two-week total of $21.57 million. It also held well in Germany adding $4.54 million on 838 screens for a two-week total of $11.14 million while it now has $20.38 million in Australia, including $3.17 million on 361 screens during this past weekend. Meanwhile, the film has yet to open in Italy or Japan, as well as a few other smaller markets, and should have no trouble reaching $300 million before long. More...

WALL-E has First Place Launch

July 1st, 2008

June ended on a high at the box office with the combined ticket sales reaching $185 million. That's close to 30% more than last weekend and nearly 20% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 was able to extend its lead over 2007, but it is still above last year's pace by less than a percent, $4.52 billion to $4.49 billion. With almost nothing but good news recently, it's hard not to get optimistic about the state of the industry right now. More...

Smart Money was on the Spy Spoof

June 23rd, 2008

It was another strong weekend at the box office, at least compared to last year, and almost every film matched expectations nearly perfectly. (Get used to reading that phrase.) Overall the box office earned $143 million during the past three days, which is 20% lower than last weekend. On the other hand, it was nearly 9% higher than the same weekend last year and that was just enough to push 2008 into the lead over 2007 at $4.27 billion to $4.26 billion. Ticket sales are still down nearly 3%, but that too could change. More...

Weekend Estimates: Get Smart Bumbles to Success

June 22nd, 2008

Get Smart overcame mediocre reviews to record a stronger-than-expected opening over the weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The spy comedy scored a very respectable $39.2 million weekend, with a per theater average just topping $10,000. That's a significant advance over Steve Carell's last Summer blockbusting effort, Evan Almighty, which opened with $31.2 million this weekend last year. This weekend's other comedy opening, however, was more, err, flaccid. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of June 20, 2008

June 21st, 2008

Slow week for new releases, therefore, it's a slow week for websites. However, at least ever release had a site, and none were below average, while the best was The Love Guru - Official Site. More...

Will Smart Succeed, or will Audiences Love Guru?

June 19th, 2008

The outlook for this weekend is mixed. On the one hand, very few people are expecting this week's two new releases to match last week's openings. However, most expect them to top last year's new entries, which is the more important task. This, along with the better holdovers, could be enough to push 2008 over 2007's pace for the first time in a long time. More...

2008 Preview: June

June 1st, 2008

June is filled with top picks, and practically only top picks. The best schedule for the overall health of the movie industry is only two wide releases, the potential blockbuster and the counter-programming release. This month that's exactly what happens; however, almost every week the counter-programming film has a serious shot at $100 million as well. If everything goes well, then we could have 8 films opening this month that crack 9 digits and that would put 2008 back on track. Even a more conservative estimate has four $100 million movies coming out this month, but there's a lot of uncertainty involved here. On the limited front, none of May's limited releases managed to breakout and expand wide, so there's still an opening for sleeper hit of the summer. That role could be filled by The Promotion, which appears to have the best shot at escaping the art hour circuit and reaching multiplexes. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of March 28, 2008

March 30th, 2008

Another slow week for top-notch websites with only one that could separate itself from the pack. That site is 21 - Official Site and it was the clear winner of the Weekly Website Award. However, there are a few others that are also worth checking out. More...

Cast Updates - March 28, 2008

March 28th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Crazy on the Outside, Two Lovers, W., and more! More...

Cast Updates - September 6, 2007

September 6th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Valkyrie, the Love Guru, and more! More...

Cast Updates - August 23, 2007

August 23rd, 2007

This week's round of new cast information contains updates for Day Zero, The Fighter, He's Just Not That Into You and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 23, 2007

June 23rd, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Michael Clayton, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Love Guru and more. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/06/20 4 $13,907,130   3,012 $4,617   $13,907,130 3
2008/06/27 6 $5,340,895 -62% 3,012 $1,773   $25,222,377 10
2008/07/04 11 $1,806,545 -66% 2,648 $682   $29,427,850 17
2008/07/11 15 $549,853 -70% 909 $605   $31,411,051 24
2008/07/18 33 $86,466 -84% 183 $472   $31,805,527 31
2008/07/25 43 $38,552 -55% 107 $360   $31,893,310 38
2008/08/01 60 $18,576 -52% 50 $372   $31,933,480 45
2008/08/08 70 $12,020 -35% 30 $401   $31,953,474 52
2008/08/15 38 $110,718 +821% 151 $733   $32,074,182 59
2008/08/22 49 $49,820 -55% 120 $415   $32,178,777 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/06/20 4 $5,332,926   3,012 $1,771   $5,332,926 1
2008/06/21 4 $4,738,149 -11% 3,012 $1,573   $10,071,075 2
2008/06/22 4 $3,836,055 -19% 3,012 $1,274   $13,907,130 3
2008/06/23 4 $1,789,785 -53% 3,012 $594   $15,696,915 4
2008/06/24 4 $1,539,776 -14% 3,012 $511   $17,236,691 5
2008/06/25 4 $1,334,072 -13% 3,012 $443   $18,570,763 6
2008/06/26 4 $1,310,719 -2% 3,012 $435   $19,881,482 7
2008/06/27 6 $1,883,757 +44% 3,012 $625   $21,765,239 8
2008/06/28 7 $1,949,054 +3% 3,012 $647   $23,714,293 9
2008/06/29 7 $1,508,084 -23% 3,012 $501   $25,222,377 10
2008/06/30 6 $880,726 -42% 3,012 $292   $26,103,103 11
2008/07/01 7 $603,981 -31% 3,012 $201   $26,707,084 12
2008/07/02 10 $420,291 -30% 3,012 $140   $27,127,375 13
2008/07/03 10 $493,930 +18% 3,012 $164   $27,621,305 14
2008/07/04 11 $417,037 -16% 2,648 $157   $28,038,342 15
2008/07/05 11 $777,710 +86% 2,648 $294   $28,816,052 16
2008/07/06 10 $611,798 -21% 2,648 $231   $29,427,850 17
2008/07/07 9 $363,615 -41% 2,648 $137   $29,791,465 18
2008/07/08 10 $374,718 +3% 2,648 $142   $30,166,183 19
2008/07/09 10 $360,353 -4% 2,648 $136   $30,526,536 20
2008/07/10 10 $334,662 -7% 2,648 $126   $30,861,198 21
2008/07/11 - $186,893 -44% 909 $206   $31,048,091 22
2008/07/12 - $215,760 +15% 909 $237   $31,263,851 23
2008/07/13 - $147,200 -32% 909 $162   $31,411,051 24
2008/07/14 - $81,087 -45% 909 $89   $31,492,138 25
2008/07/15 - $82,389 +2% 909 $91   $31,574,527 26
2008/07/16 - $79,606 -3% 909 $88   $31,654,133 27
2008/07/17 - $64,928 -18% 909 $71   $31,719,061 28
2008/07/18 - $30,784 -53% 183 $168   $31,749,845 29
2008/07/19 - $31,525 +2% 183 $172   $31,781,370 30
2008/07/20 - $24,157 -23% 183 $132   $31,805,527 31
2008/07/21 - $12,898 -47% 183 $70   $31,818,425 32
2008/07/22 - $13,766 +7% 183 $75   $31,832,191 33
2008/07/23 - $11,810 -14% 183 $65   $31,844,001 34
2008/07/24 - $10,757 -9% 183 $59   $31,854,758 35
2008/07/25 - $13,202 +23% 107 $123   $31,867,960 36
2008/07/26 - $14,790 +12% 107 $138   $31,882,750 37
2008/07/27 - $10,560 -29% 107 $99   $31,893,310 38
2008/07/28 - $4,703 -55% 107 $44   $31,898,013 39
2008/07/29 - $5,877 +25% 107 $55   $31,903,890 40
2008/07/30 - $5,418 -8% 107 $51   $31,909,308 41
2008/07/31 - $5,596 +3% 107 $52   $31,914,904 42
2008/08/01 - $6,666 +19% 50 $133   $31,921,570 43
2008/08/02 - $7,572 +14% 50 $151   $31,929,142 44
2008/08/03 - $4,338 -43% 50 $87   $31,933,480 45
2008/08/04 - $1,975 -54% 50 $40   $31,935,455 46
2008/08/05 - $2,293 +16% 50 $46   $31,937,748 47
2008/08/06 - $2,279 -1% 50 $46   $31,940,027 48
2008/08/07 - $1,427 -37% 50 $29   $31,941,454 49
2008/08/08 - $3,345 +134% 30 $112   $31,944,799 50
2008/08/09 - $6,920 +107% 30 $231   $31,951,719 51
2008/08/10 - $1,755 -75% 30 $59   $31,953,474 52
2008/08/11 - $993 -43% 30 $33   $31,954,467 53
2008/08/12 - $913 -8% 30 $30   $31,955,380 54
2008/08/13 - $2,974 +226% 30 $99   $31,958,354 55
2008/08/14 - $5,110 +72% 30 $170   $31,963,464 56
2008/08/15 - $33,607 +558% 151 $223   $31,997,071 57
2008/08/16 - $47,935 +43% 151 $317   $32,045,006 58
2008/08/17 - $29,176 -39% 151 $193   $32,074,182 59
2008/08/18 - $12,468 -57% 151 $83   $32,086,650 60
2008/08/19 - $13,737 +10% 151 $91   $32,100,387 61
2008/08/20 - $14,554 +6% 151 $96   $32,114,941 62
2008/08/21 - $14,016 -4% 151 $93   $32,128,957 63
2008/08/22 - $14,921 +6% 120 $124   $32,143,878 64
2008/08/23 - $23,649 +58% 120 $197   $32,167,527 65
2008/08/24 - $11,250 -52% 120 $94   $32,178,777 66
2008/08/25 - $4,764 -58% 120 $40   $32,183,541 67
2008/08/26 - $6,773 +42% 120 $56   $32,190,314 68
2008/08/27 - $5,250 -22% 120 $44   $32,195,564 69
2008/08/28 - $4,558 -13% 120 $38   $32,200,122 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/06/20 4 $19,881,482   3,012 $6,601   $19,881,482 7
2008/06/27 8 $7,739,823 -61% 3,012 $2,570   $27,621,305 14
2008/07/04 10 $3,239,893 -58% 2,648 $1,224   $30,861,198 21
2008/07/11 15 $857,863 -74% 909 $944   $31,719,061 28
2008/07/18 33 $135,697 -84% 183 $742   $31,854,758 35
2008/07/25 46 $60,146 -56% 107 $562   $31,914,904 42
2008/08/01 63 $26,550 -56% 50 $531   $31,941,454 49
2008/08/08 66 $22,010 -17% 30 $734   $31,963,464 56
2008/08/15 41 $165,493 +652% 151 $1,096   $32,128,957 63
2008/08/22 50 $71,165 -57% 120 $593   $32,200,122 70

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/21/20086181,283 181,283$3,038,303$3,038,3031
9/28/2008780,915-55% 262,198$1,569,751$4,608,0542
10/5/20081248,940-40% 311,138$954,286$5,562,3403
10/12/20082231,929-35% 343,067$617,612$6,179,9524

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