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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,758,416Details
International Box Office $2,507,764Details
Worldwide Box Office $9,266,180
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $481,130 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $268,388 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $749,518
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

This is the story of Greg, a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl, with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a “co-worker” than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom insists he spend time with Rachel—a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer—he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 12th, 2015 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
July 1st, 2015 (Expands Wide) by Fox Searchlight
International Releases: September 3rd, 2015 (Limited) (Australia)
September 3rd, 2015 (Limited) (New Zealand)
September 3rd, 2015 (Wide) (Singapore)
September 4th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
September 16th, 2015 (Wide) (Philippines)
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Video Release: September 18th, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2366, 3/25/2015)
Running Time: 105 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Terminal Illness, Cancer, Young Adult Book Adaptation, Amatuer Filmmakers, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Indian Paintbrush, Rhode Island Ave.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,683 $6,982 Sep 4, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,721 $13,683 Aug 28, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,769 $23,985 Aug 21, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,155 $23,275 Aug 14, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,419 $28,590 Aug 7, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,404 $49,272 Jul 31, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,136 $108,282 Jul 24, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,964 $234,409 Jul 17, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,629 $661,177 Jul 10, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,731 $1,246,803 Jul 3, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,680 $992,439 Jun 26, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,796 $364,039 Jun 19, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,507 $196,496 Jun 12, 2015 3

Cast

   Greg
   Rachel
   Earl
Nick Offerman    Greg's Dad
Molly Shannon    Denise
Jon Bernthal    Mr. McCarthy
Connie Britton    Greg's Mom
Matt Bennett    Scott Mayhew
Katherine Hughes    Madison
Masam Holden    Ill Phil
Bobb'e J. Thompson    Derrick
George Gavin Dietz    Young Greg
Edward DeBruce III    Young Earl
Natalie Marchelletta    Anna
Chelsea Zhang    Naomi
Marco Zappala    Theater Dork
Kaza Marie Ayersman    Rachel's Friend
Etta Cox    Principal
Karriem Sami    Limo Driver
Hugh Jackman    Himself
Cheryl Klein    Rabbi
Joan Augustin    Elderly Mourner
Mark Granatire    Testimonial Student #1
Kayana White    Testimonial Student #2
Linda Kanyarusoke    Testimonial Student #3
Drew Palajsa    Testimonial Student #4
Elly Silberstein    Testimonial Student #5
Nicole Tubbs    Children's Hospital Nurse

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jesse Andrews
Based on the Novel By    Jesse Andrews
Producer    Steven Rales
Producer    Dan Fogelman
Producer    Jeremy Dawson
Executive Producer    Nora Skinner
Co-Producer    Michael Sledd
Co-Producer    Jeff Sommerville
Director of Photography    Chung Chung-hoon
Production Designer    Gerald Sullivan
Editor    David Trachtenberg
Costume Designer    Jennifer Eve
Composer    Brian Eno
Additional Music-Featuring Music by    Nico Muhly
Music Supervisor    Randall Poster
Casting Director    Angela Demo
Animation-Gaines/Jackson Animation by    Nathan O. Marsh
Animation-Gaines/Jackson Animation by    Edward Bursch
Assistant Unit Production Manager    Parry Creedon
Unit Production Manager    Michael Sledd
First Assistant Director    Jonas Spaccarotelli
Second Assistant Director    Dana Zolli
Sound Mixer    Pawel Wdowczak
Wardrobe Supervisor    Virginia Phillips
Make up    Marianne Skiba
Make up    Sharyn Cordice
Hairstylist    Nancy Keslar
Hairstylist    Geri Mataya
Art Director    Sarah Pott
Artistic Coordinator    Rebecca Markuson
Story Artist-Storyboard Artist    Peter Beck
Set Decorator    Diana Stoughton
Additional Casting-Local Casting    Nancy Mosser Bailey
Additional Casting-Extras Casting    Katie Shenot
Post-Production Supervisor    Stuart MacPhee
Assistant Editor    Zared Shai
Sound Supervisor    Jacob Ribicoff
Sound Designer    Jacob Ribicoff
Re-recording Mixer    Bob Chefalas
Re-recording Mixer    Jacob Ribicoff
Dialogue Editor    David Briggs
Music Editor    Mick Gormaley
Stunt Coordinator    Gene Harrison
Stunt Coordinator    Dave Buglione

2015 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 25th, 2015

Carol

Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)

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Home Market Releases for September 15th, 2015

September 16th, 2015

Agent Peggy Carter

This week's home market releases are insane, so I'm going to have to be a lot more judicious in pruning the list. If I were to include all releases that are big enough to include, if they were released during a slow week, there would be more than 100 releases on this week's list (including secondary Blu-rays, but not VOD releases). I have to pare that back to a more reasonable number. Why are there so many releases? Firstly, it is the beginning of the Christmas Shopping season and we have two monster hits on this week's list. Secondly, it is the last week before the fall season begins in earnest, so it is the last week for a lot of shows to come out on DVD before they are running into competition from the new season. It should come as no surprise that the best releases on this week's list are in the TV on DVD categories, including Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1 and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2. Both of which are co-winners of the Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ant-Man Defeats Poor Pixels

July 26th, 2015

Pixels

Three new wide releases and three returning movies that are still pulling in good crowds will produce a box office chart with no knock-out winner this weekend. That’s in large part thanks to a disappointing debut from Pixels. The Adam Sandler/Kevin James-comedy/adventure-Ghostbusters/wannabe will earn about $24 million this weekend, according to Sony’s Sunday estimate. That puts it in danger of not even earning back its marketing budget domestically, let alone starting to recover the $88 million production budget. It also means that Ant-Man will top the charts for a second weekend. More...

Per Theater Chart: Tangerine Has Sweet Start

July 14th, 2015

Tangerine

The $10,000 club was busier that it was last week with four films earning a per theater average of more than $10,000. This includes the overall number one film, Minions, which earned an average of $26,905 in over 4,000 theaters. The best limited release was Tangerine with an average $15,171 in four theaters. I thought this might be a little too niche to find a large audience, but perhaps I was wrong. Up next is Baahubali: The Beginning, which was also a surprise hit with an average of $13,559 in 236 theaters. It is very rare for a Bollywood film to do that well. The final film in the $10,000 club was Do I Sound Gay? with $11,000 in its lone theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Amy Earns an A

July 8th, 2015

Amy

Only one film was in the $10,000 club this week. Amy earned an average of $37,083 in six theaters. That's amazing for a documentary, but this genre rarely expands truly wide. Let's see what happens next weekend and maybe I will be proven wrong. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases are on the Outside

July 6th, 2015

Inside Out

It was not a good weekend for new releases, as the top two spots went to holdovers. Fortunately, Inside Out earned first place over Jurassic World, because I had no idea what I was going to do for an image this time around. (That's not true. I was going to look for pictures of corgis dressed as dinosaurs.) Neither Terminator: Genisys or Magic Mike XXL matched expectations. At least Terminator: Genisys came close. Overall, the box office plummeted 26% from last weekend to just $135 million. Granted, that's still 2.2% higher than the same weekend last year, but boy have we come down from the highs we saw just a few weeks ago. Year-to-date, 2015 has earned $5.62 billion, which is 6.0% above 2014's pace of $5.31 million. 2015 would really need to sink for a number of weeks before that lead was in trouble, but after this week, that scenario is a little more likely. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases Free the Box Office from Jurassic's Grip?

July 3rd, 2015

Terminator: Genisys

If one of the new releases doesn't earn top spot this weekend, then the box office is in trouble. Jurassic World has been in first place for three weeks in a row and even last week it only won because the new release, Ted 2, missed expectations. If it or Inside Out win this weekend, it will be because Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL are both struggling. Fortunately, the two films topped the chart on Wednesday during their opening day, but not by enough to ensure they come out on top over the full weekend. It could be a very close race for first place. This weekend last year was led by Transformers: Age of Extinction with $37 million, while Tammy was second with an opening of $21.58 million over the three-day weekend and $33.51 million over five days. The overall box office take was just $133 million last year, while the top five could top that this year. 2015 should have no trouble coming out on top in the year-over-year competition. More...

Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases Run Away from the Pack

July 2nd, 2015

Runoff

There were only two films in the $10,000 club and they were the wide releases that earned the top two spots on the overall box office chart. Jurassic World earned an average of $12,990, while Inside Out was very close behind with an average of $12,663. The best limited release was Runoff, which earned $9,515 in one theater. More...

Jurassic World is the Alpha Male of the Theater Averages

June 18th, 2015

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It's a strange week on the theater averages chart. The number one film was Jurassic World with an average of $48,855. This is the best average for a wide release in 2015 and the third best average for a film released in 2015 and the fifth best average during 2015. Second place went to The Wolfpack with an average of $21,960 in two theaters. This is amazing for a documentary. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which debuted in 15 theaters, a lot for a limited release, and earned an average of $13,100. This suggests room to expand over the coming weeks. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Me and Earl and the Limited Releases

June 12th, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

While there are a number of films on this week's list, only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl's Tomatometer Score is 85% positive and it is playing in 15 theaters, so it is the clear choice for fans of limited releases. In fact, it might do well enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/12 21 $196,496   15 $13,100   $196,496 3
2015/06/19 17 $364,039 +85% 68 $5,354   $657,451 10
2015/06/26 14 $992,439 +173% 354 $2,804   $1,856,490 17
2015/07/03 9 $1,246,803 +26% 870 $1,433   $3,931,842 24
2015/07/10 14 $661,177 -47% 570 $1,160   $5,541,967 31
2015/07/17 22 $234,409 -65% 235 $997   $6,199,409 38
2015/07/24 31 $108,282 -54% 121 $895   $6,453,623 45
2015/07/31 38 $49,272 -54% 73 $675   $6,566,412 52
2015/08/07 49 $28,590 -42% 47 $608   $6,629,753 59
2015/08/14 55 $23,275 -19% 35 $665   $6,676,747 66
2015/08/21 54 $23,985 +3% 34 $705   $6,717,141 73
2015/08/28 67 $13,683 -43% 21 $652   $6,743,776 80
2015/09/04 78 $6,982 -49% 11 $635   $6,755,593 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/12 - $69,254   15 $4,617   $69,254 1
2015/06/13 - $76,472 +10% 15 $5,098   $145,726 2
2015/06/14 - $50,770 -34% 15 $3,385   $196,496 3
2015/06/15 - $26,100 -49% 15 $1,740   $222,596 4
2015/06/16 - $23,031 -12% 15 $1,535   $245,627 5
2015/06/17 - $25,599 +11% 15 $1,707   $271,226 6
2015/06/18 - $22,186 -13% 15 $1,479   $293,412 7
2015/06/19 15 $114,758 +417% 68 $1,688   $408,170 8
2015/06/20 15 $143,919 +25% 68 $2,116   $552,089 9
2015/06/21 - $105,362 -27% 68 $1,549   $657,451 10
2015/06/22 - $49,164 -53% 68 $723   $706,615 11
2015/06/23 - $51,975 +6% 68 $764   $758,590 12
2015/06/24 - $53,671 +3% 68 $789   $812,261 13
2015/06/25 - $51,790 -4% 68 $762   $864,051 14
2015/06/26 14 $291,525 +463% 354 $824   $1,155,576 15
2015/06/27 14 $408,997 +40% 354 $1,155   $1,564,573 16
2015/06/28 13 $291,917 -29% 354 $825   $1,856,490 17
2015/06/29 14 $133,353 -54% 354 $377   $1,989,843 18
2015/06/30 12 $145,293 +9% 354 $410   $2,135,136 19
2015/07/01 9 $262,109 +80% 843 $311   $2,397,245 20
2015/07/02 10 $287,794 +10% 843 $341   $2,685,039 21
2015/07/03 9 $490,037 +70% 870 $563   $3,175,076 22
2015/07/04 9 $381,717 -22% 870 $439   $3,556,793 23
2015/07/05 10 $375,049 -2% 870 $431   $3,931,842 24
2015/07/06 9 $228,740 -39% 870 $263   $4,160,582 25
2015/07/07 9 $282,535 +24% 870 $325   $4,443,117 26
2015/07/08 9 $244,830 -13% 870 $281   $4,687,947 27
2015/07/09 9 $192,843 -21% 870 $222   $4,880,790 28
2015/07/10 13 $198,703 +3% 570 $349   $5,079,493 29
2015/07/11 13 $269,746 +36% 570 $473   $5,349,239 30
2015/07/12 14 $192,728 -29% 570 $338   $5,541,967 31
2015/07/13 13 $101,330 -47% 570 $178   $5,643,297 32
2015/07/14 13 $125,887 +24% 570 $221   $5,769,184 33
2015/07/15 13 $106,262 -16% 570 $186   $5,875,446 34
2015/07/16 13 $89,554 -16% 570 $157   $5,965,000 35
2015/07/17 - $65,240 -27% 235 $278   $6,030,240 36
2015/07/18 - $98,462 +51% 235 $419   $6,128,702 37
2015/07/19 - $70,707 -28% 235 $301   $6,199,409 38
2015/07/20 - $34,416 -51% 235 $146   $6,233,825 39
2015/07/21 - $39,436 +15% 235 $168   $6,273,261 40
2015/07/22 - $36,258 -8% 235 $154   $6,309,519 41
2015/07/23 - $35,822 -1% 235 $152   $6,345,341 42
2015/07/24 - $29,843 -17% 121 $247   $6,375,184 43
2015/07/25 - $43,816 +47% 121 $362   $6,419,000 44
2015/07/26 - $34,623 -21% 121 $286   $6,453,623 45
2015/07/27 - $15,808 -54% 121 $131   $6,469,431 46
2015/07/28 - $16,728 +6% 121 $138   $6,486,159 47
2015/07/29 - $15,616 -7% 121 $129   $6,501,775 48
2015/07/30 - $15,365 -2% 121 $127   $6,517,140 49
2015/07/31 - $12,833 -16% 73 $176   $6,529,973 50
2015/08/01 - $20,881 +63% 73 $286   $6,550,854 51
2015/08/02 - $15,558 -25% 73 $213   $6,566,412 52
2015/08/03 - $8,941 -43% 73 $122   $6,575,353 53
2015/08/04 - $8,401 -6% 73 $115   $6,583,754 54
2015/08/05 - $9,289 +11% 73 $127   $6,593,043 55
2015/08/06 - $8,120 -13% 73 $111   $6,601,163 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/06/12 22 $293,412   15 $19,561   $293,412 7
2015/06/19 16 $570,639 +94% 68 $8,392   $864,051 14
2015/06/26 14 $1,820,988 +219% 843 $2,160   $2,685,039 21
2015/07/03 9 $2,195,751 +21% 870 $2,524   $4,880,790 28
2015/07/10 14 $1,084,210 -51% 570 $1,902   $5,965,000 35
2015/07/17 21 $380,341 -65% 235 $1,618   $6,345,341 42
2015/07/24 32 $171,799 -55% 121 $1,420   $6,517,140 49
2015/07/31 39 $84,023 -51% 73 $1,151   $6,601,163 56
2015/08/07 46 $52,309 -38% 47 $1,113   $6,653,472 63
2015/08/14 54 $39,684 -24% 35 $1,134   $6,693,156 70
2015/08/21 53 $36,937 -7% 34 $1,086   $6,730,093 77
2015/08/28 69 $18,518 -50% 21 $882   $6,748,611 84
2015/09/04 82 $9,805 -47% 11 $891   $6,758,416 91

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 9/3/2015 $146,954 97 97 321 $481,311 12/1/2015
Austria 12/4/2015 $4,706 8 8 42 $33,005 6/9/2016
Belgium 11/18/2015 $0 0 34 40 $37,520 12/8/2015
Chile 11/5/2015 $11,615 13 13 22 $18,266 11/17/2015
France 11/18/2015 $11,945 11 11 11 $11,945 11/25/2015
Germany 11/19/2015 $17,771 52 52 73 $25,799 12/1/2015
Hong Kong 11/12/2015 $15,196 4 4 10 $23,964 12/8/2015
Italy 12/10/2015 $30,658 33 33 62 $69,855 6/9/2016
Mexico 10/30/2015 $15,659 27 27 27 $15,659 11/3/2015
New Zealand 9/3/2015 $36,677 52 52 181 $94,022 11/10/2015
Philippines 9/16/2015 $34,161 55 55 55 $34,145 9/22/2015
Singapore 9/3/2015 $0 0 9 24 $71,070 9/5/2016
Spain 10/9/2015 $78,321 53 53 127 $192,998 12/16/2015
United Kingdom 9/4/2015 $656,019 432 432 931 $1,315,355 12/1/2015
 
Rest of World $82,850
 
International Total$2,507,764 9/5/2016

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