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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $63,803,100Details
International Box Office $77,402,069
Worldwide Box Office $141,205,169
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
35% - Rotten
Audience
60% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$65,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 19th, 2003 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: June 1st, 2004 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and thematic issues
Comparisons: vs. The Monuments Men
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Keywords: College, Inspirational Teacher, Eloping
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,154 $60,170 Feb 27, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,701 $145,824 Feb 20, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,601 $219,815 Feb 13, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,545 $120,760 Feb 6, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,084 $306,953 Jan 30, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,718 $888,179 Jan 23, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,412 $2,138,100 Jan 16, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,065 $4,383,072 Jan 9, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 743 $8,300,794 Jan 2, 2004 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 873 $50,006,766 Jan 2, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 867 $11,351,439 Dec 26, 2003 10
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 279 $11,528,498 Dec 19, 2003 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,588 $11,528,498 Dec 19, 2003 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,296 2,677 Dec 19, 2003 3

Cast

   Katherine Watson
   Betty Warren
Julia Stiles    Joan Brandwyn
Maggie Gyllenhaal    Giselle Levy
Marcia Gay Harden    Nancy Abbey
Topher Grace    Tommy Donegal
Dominic West    Bill Dunbar
Tori Amos    Wedding Singer
Ginnifer Goodwin   
Connie Baker   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Set Decorator    Susan Bode

DVD Releases for March 9, 2004

March 8th, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. It was a really slow week this week. I may not even buy a single DVD tomorrow. How will the industry survive? I guess I'll rent Prey for Rock & Roll - (Buy from Amazon) If you're looking for a DVD recommendation for the week, check out some independent films on DVD. Independent films like Chance, Dagon and Six-String Samurai are definitely worth hunting down. More...

Samurai and King Battle Lasts Another Week

February 3rd, 2004

Strong holdovers and a half a dozen smaller openings kept The Last Samurai in first place on the international scene for the third weekend in a row. This week it took in another $23.3 million to raise its total to nearly $250 million internationally. Ken Watanabe's Oscar nomination helped the film's Japanese take rise by 22% from last weekend, and is now just shy of $100 million in that nation. More...

Last Remains First as King Fails to Return to Top Spot

January 27th, 2004

The weekend take for The Last Samurai dropped less than expected, just 23% or $31.3 million, and that helped it maintain first place for the second weekend in a row. It also crossed $200 million internationally and $300 million worldwide. A mid-February opening in Russia is the last major opening for The Last Samurai, but strong legs in many markets could pull in another $100 million internationally. More...

2004 Golden Globe Awards are being Handed out Tonight

January 25th, 2004

With the awards ceremony only hours away, here's one last look at the theatrical nominations for tonight's 61st annual Golden Globes awards. More...

Lord Will Remain King over Christmas

December 24th, 2003

There's really no doubt Lord of the Rings: Return of the King will remain number one over Christmas / the weekend. The only real question is how much of last weekend's record breaking performance will it maintain and how well will the other movies fare. More...

Records Fall to the Might of the King

December 22nd, 2003

Expectations for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King were huge, but unlike so many other movies with huge expectations that opened this year Return of the King didn't disappoint. A record-breaking performance lead to a huge 59% jump in the box office from last week. But the major letdown in other films led to a 2.3% drop from last year. More...

Return of the King Opens with Estimated $73.6 million

December 21st, 2003

New Line announced today an estimated debut weekend total of $73.6 million for Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - the 7th biggest single Friday-Sunday performance in history. The trilogy finale also scores a host of other records. More...

Will it be a Record Weekend for the King?

December 19th, 2003

While there are two major and a few smaller releases, only one movie is getting talked about this weekend. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King will crush all competition, but there still is some question if records can be broken and how well the other competition will fare. More...

Movie Websites Launches for December 12 - December 18

December 18th, 2003

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here is a list of highlights, (including this week's winner Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - Official Site plus one last look at websites for films opening this week. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 31 - November 6

November 6th, 2003


The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/12/19 2 $11,528,498   2,677 $4,306   $11,528,498 3
2003/12/26 6 $11,351,439 -2% 2,677 $4,240   $31,226,270 10
2004/01/02 7 $8,300,794 -27% 2,714 $3,059   $50,006,766 17
2004/01/09 10 $4,383,072 -47% 2,500 $1,753   $56,883,304 24
2004/01/16 15 $2,138,100 -51% 1,836 $1,165   $60,498,345 31
2004/01/23 19 $888,179 -58% 1,007 $882   $62,351,962 38
2004/01/30 27 $306,953 -65% 440 $698   $62,964,117 45
2004/02/06 38 $120,760 -61% 154 $784   $63,177,379 52
2004/02/13 33 $219,815 +82% 278 $791   $63,442,925 59
2004/02/20 37 $145,824 -34% 235 $621   $63,695,760 66
2004/02/27 52 $60,170 -59% 117 $514   $63,803,100 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/12/19 2 $4,300,000   2,677 $1,606   $4,300,000 1
2003/12/20 3 $4,076,250 -5% 2,677 $1,523   $8,193,192 2
2003/12/21 3 $3,335,306 -18% 2,677 $1,246   $11,528,498 3
2003/12/22 2 $2,311,494 -31% 2,677 $863   $13,839,992 4
2003/12/23 2 $2,200,000 -5% 2,677 $822   $16,039,992 5
2003/12/24 5 $1,117,000 -49% 2,677 $417   $17,156,992 6
2003/12/25 7 $2,730,000 +144% 2,677 $1,020   $19,886,992 7
2003/12/26 7 $4,080,000 +49% 2,677 $1,524   $23,966,992 8
2003/12/27 6 $4,014,946 -2% 2,677 $1,500   $27,913,530 9
2003/12/28 6 $3,312,740 -17% 2,677 $1,237   $31,226,270 10
2003/12/29 6 $2,517,000 -24% 2,677 $940   $33,743,000 11
2003/12/30 6 $2,707,000 +8% 2,677 $1,011   $36,450,000 12
2003/12/31 5 $2,200,000 -19% 2,677 $822   $38,600,000 13
2004/01/01 6 $3,153,000 +43% 2,714 $1,162   $41,753,000 14
2004/01/02 7 $3,300,000 +5% 2,714 $1,216   $45,100,000 15
2004/01/03 7 $3,254,929 -1% 2,714 $1,199   $48,211,136 16
2004/01/04 7 $1,795,630 -45% 2,714 $662   $50,006,766 17
2004/01/05 7 $609,000 -66% 2,714 $224   $50,616,000 18
2004/01/06 7 $647,000 +6% 2,714 $238   $51,263,000 19
2004/01/07 7 $618,000 -4% 2,714 $228   $51,881,000 20
2004/01/08 6 $619,000 n/c 2,714 $228   $52,500,000 21
2004/01/09 9 $1,400,000 +126% 2,500 $560   $53,900,000 22
2004/01/12 10 $329,000   2,500 $132   $57,212,000 25
2004/01/13 8 $430,000 +31% 2,500 $172   $57,643,000 26
2004/01/14 9 $346,000 -20% 2,500 $138   $57,989,000 27
2004/01/15 8 $371,000 +7% 2,500 $148   $58,360,000 28
2004/01/19 15 $415,261   1,836 $226   $60,913,606 32
2004/01/20 10 $193,000 -54% 1,836 $105   $61,107,000 33
2004/01/21 10 $172,000 -11% 1,836 $94   $61,279,000 34
2004/01/22 10 $184,000 +7% 1,836 $100   $61,464,000 35
2004/02/16 34 $40,816   278 $147   $63,483,741 60

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/12/19 3 $19,874,831   2,677 $7,424   $19,874,831 7
2003/12/26 7 $21,831,141 +10% 2,677 $8,155   $41,705,972 14
2004/01/02 6 $10,794,260 -51% 2,714 $3,977   $52,500,232 21
2004/01/09 10 $5,860,013 -46% 2,500 $2,344   $58,360,245 28
2004/01/16 15 $3,103,538 -47% 1,836 $1,690   $61,463,783 35
2004/01/23 21 $1,193,381 -62% 1,007 $1,185   $62,657,164 42
2004/01/30 27 $399,455 -67% 440 $908   $63,056,619 49
2004/02/06 39 $166,491 -58% 154 $1,081   $63,223,110 56
2004/02/13 35 $326,826 +96% 278 $1,176   $63,549,936 63
2004/02/20 40 $192,994 -41% 235 $821   $63,742,930 70
2004/02/27 53 $60,170 -69% 117 $514   $63,803,100 77

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