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Must Love Dogs (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $43,894,863Details
International Box Office $15,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $58,894,863
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
35% - Rotten
51% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 29th, 2005 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: December 20th, 2005 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content.
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States


   John Anderson
Christopher Plummer    Bill
Dermot Mulroney    Bob Connor
Stockard Channing    Dolly
Elizabeth Perkins    Carol
Ben Shenkman    Charlie
Brad William Henke    Leo
Julie Gonzalo    June
Tony Bill    Walter

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Claire Cook
Screenwriter    Gary David Goldberg
Composer    Craig Armstrong
First Assistant Director    K.C. Colwell

Crashing the Home Market

January 14th, 2006

We had a new number one this week as Wedding Crashers took top spot on both the rental and the sales charts. The film earned $13.57 million in combined rentals, $12.80 million of that from DVDs. More...

Virgin Enjoys a Threepeat

January 7th, 2006

For the third week in a row, The 40-Year Old Virgin was the leader on both the rental and the sales charts. It ended the year on top with $8.51 million over the week, which was down just 1% from last week and enough to push its total to $27.48 after three weeks. More...

Virgin's Still Number One the Second Time Around

December 31st, 2005

The 40-Year Old Virgin remained it top spot on both the rental and the sales charts showing its domestic run was no fluke. The film have the best week-to-week drop-off in the top ten as it slipped just 16% to $8.60 million over the week and $18.97 million during its two week run. More...

DVD Releases for December 20, 2005

December 19th, 2005

For those looking for last minute gifts (and you can't get much more last minute than this), there are many, many former wide releases coming out this week. Unfortunately, only one such film earned even reasonable reviews, and that was Serenity - Buy from Amazon, which is our DVD Pick of the Week. Also earning that honor is Party of Five - The Complete Second Season. More...

Not Quite Like Heaven

December 18th, 2005

Just Like Heaven dipped at the box office falling out of the top five with $4.53 million on 1609 screens in 30 markets over the weekend for an early total of $18.04 million internationally. Its best opening was in Belgium where it debuted in second place with $252,000 on 40 screens over the weekend and $290,000 in total. It also had debuts in Holland with $139,000 on 57 screens over the weekend and $167,000 overall, and in Greece with $116,000 on 24 and Norway with $113,000 on 26. Holdovers include Germany where the film dropped 24% to $890,000 on 273 screens for a total of $2.41 million so far, while in Spain the film fell 39% to 718,000 on 200 screens for a two-week total of $3.09 million. More...

Zorro Leaves its Mark

November 27th, 2005

The Legend of Zorro fell from second to sixth this week and because of that its quest from $100 million internationally took a serious hit. Over the weekend the film pulled in $4.20 million on 4062 screens in 62 markets for a running tally of $80.73 million. In France the film fell 57% to $1.01 million over the weekend and $14.80 million during its four-week run while it had a similar drop-off in Spain where it was down 56% to $475,000 over the weekend and $9.10 million in total. The box office was less kind in Russia, (down 68% to $136,000); Germany, (down 70% to $232,000) and the U.K., (down 83% to $120,000). More...

Corpse Bridesmaid

November 20th, 2005

The Corpse Bride missed the top five by the narrowest of narrow margins losing out to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit $5.50 million to $5.45 million. The film earned its $5.45 million on 2586 screens in 28 markets pushing its total to $53.4 million total at the international box office. In South Korea the film fell 43% to $753,000 on 114 screens, which is better than average for the market. And the film is also doing well in Italy adding $764,000 on 268 screens to its $2.67 million running tally there, $700,000 in France for a $8 million box office, and $462,000 in Japan for a $7.0 million box office. More...

Zorro Steals the Show

November 6th, 2005

With The Legend of Zorro earning a nearly worldwide release this past weekend, and the imminent release of another juggernaut, there was little room for other releases this weekend on the international scene. More...

Surprise Twist on the International Charts

October 30th, 2005

Oliver Twist opened in two major markets over the weekend, placing second in both France with $2.4 million on 547 screens and Italy with $1.3 million on 301 screens. Other markets include $360,000 in the U.K. for a $3.6 million total there and $140,000 in Poland for $1.1 million. Add it up and you have $4.2 million for the weekend and $9.6 million in total. More...

Brothers are not so Grimm

October 23rd, 2005

The Brothers Grimm dropped just 35% during its second weekend in France adding $2.1 million to its $5.7 million total there. In Germany, the film performed a nearly the same level falling 36% to $950,000 over the weekend and $2.9 million during its run. Overall the film made $4 million for a $27.8 million runny tally and that places it fourth on this week's charts. While the film struggled domestically, it is doing quite a bit better on the international scene, and could show a profit sometime during its home market run. More...

Internationl Round-up: Company Nine Reaches $14 Million

October 16th, 2005

Company 9 remained in first place in Russia, its home market, down just 13% to $4.3 million for a running total of $14.3 million, which is well ahead of Revenge of the Sith's final box office in the market (which was just shy of $10 million). More...

The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming!

October 9th, 2005

Company 9 opened in its native market of Russia with a stunning $5.0 million over the weekend and $6.25 million including the midweek numbers, which is better than Revenge of the Sith's opening in that market. This also means there were two films that did so well in their local markets that they managed to place in the top five overall. More...

International Round-up: Red Eye Takes Off

October 2nd, 2005

Red Eye added another $3.7 million on 2,057 screens in 37 markets to its $22 million international total. The film opened in second place in both Spain with $850,000 on 215 screens and in the Netherlands with $250,000 on 59 ($300,000 including previews). More...

Mafia Sequel Squeezes into Top Five Again

September 25th, 2005

Marrying the Mafia 2 again led its native market of South Korean with $4.81 million over the weekend and $12.78 million during its two-week run. And like last week, this was enough for the film to secure a place in the top five overall just beating out Pride and Prejudice. More...

Mafia Rubs Out Competition

September 18th, 2005

Marrying the Mafia 2 is the latest local film to lead the South Korean box office as it opened with $5.555 million on 449 screens, $7.515 million including Thursday. Not only was that easily enough for first place in its home market, but also put the film in third place on the overall international box office charts. More...

U.K. is Virgin Territory

September 11th, 2005

The 40-Year Old Virgin topped the U.K. marked with an impressive $3.26 million on 394 screens in the U.K., but this is probably not indicative of its potential in other international markets. The film should do well in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, but will likely struggle in non-English speaking markets. (Germany may be an exception.) More...

War Ends World Tour with a Blast

September 4th, 2005

War of the Worlds opened in its last international market over the weekend making $3.0 million on 583 screens in China. That's about 10% more money that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith earned, but War of the Worlds needed nearly double the number of screens. Overall the film added $4.5 million to its $345 million international total, easily the second best of the year so far. More...

Duking it Out

August 8th, 2005

The weekend unfolded almost exactly as predicted, and even though the number one film was the biggest opening at the box office since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory debuted, there was still a 6.5% drop-off from last weekend. On the other hand, compared to last year the box office was up by 1.6%. Year-to-date 2005 is still well back of 2004 by 7.5% at $5.369 billion and the summer session is faring even worse down 9.5% to $2.868 billion. However, there is hope the overall box office will start to recover from this point on. More...

Dukes to Dominate

August 5th, 2005

Due to a pretty last minutes scheduling change, The Dukes of Hazzard is the only new film to open wide this weekend. And while this should help its opening box office, it's too soon to tell how it will affect the overall box office. On a positive note, this time last year was really soft so the box office should recover on a year-to-year comparison. More...

Third Time's a Charm

August 1st, 2005

It was the second weekend of massive declines at the box office with the overall total falling by 12.4% from last weekend and an astounding 21.4% from last year. (Those figures are based on studio estimates and could change, slightly.) Year-to-date 2005 has now brought in $5.183 billion, off of last year's pace by 8%, while summer is even softer at $2.683 billion down by 10%. More...

The Slump 2: Electric Boogaloo

July 29th, 2005

For almost a week it looked like the 2005 box office was recovering. Then last weekend we saw a massive drop-off at the box office and it doesn't look like this weekend will do much better. This time last year we had a $50 million opener and two more films that cracked $20 million. This year, on the other hand, there is a distinct possibility that no film will earn $20 million at the box office over the weekend. On the other hand, every film in the top five could finish with between $15 million and $20 million, so at least there should be some interesting races at the box office. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 22 - July 28

July 28th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Sky High - Official Site. More...

Second Helping of Chocolate

July 22nd, 2005

It looks like there will be a hard fought contest at the box office this weekend, but Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has a good shot at remaining number one. That's not to say there's no competition. In fact, there are two films opening at saturation levels, two more opening semi-wide and a limited release expanding enough that it should reach the top ten. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 15 - July 21

July 21st, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Official Site. More...

2005 Preview: July

July 1st, 2005

July Starts with a bang, thanks to the long Independence Day weekend, but the rest of the month is solid, with a potential $100 million movie being released practically every weekend. It is also the first full month where school children are free meaning weekday numbers are almost as important as weekend grosses. On the other hand, the month isn't as strong as last year and there's a good chance the record breaking slump the box office is in will continue throughout the month. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 24 - June 30

June 30th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Pretty Persuasion - Official Site. More...

New Upcoming Movies

October 12th, 2004

A number of upcoming movies have been added to the site. Most noticeable of these new movies are a spin-off to the X-Men movies: Wolverine, Michael Mann directing a Miami Vice movie based on his own eighties television series and a sequel to last year's surprise hit The Italian Job, Italian Job 2. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/07/29 5 $4,522,499   2,505 $1,805   $4,522,499 1
2005/07/30 4 $4,957,407 +10% 2,505 $1,979   $9,479,906 2
2005/07/31 5 $3,375,415 -32% 2,505 $1,347   $12,855,321 3
2005/08/01 5 $1,541,211 -54% 2,505 $615   $14,396,532 4
2005/08/02 4 $1,525,174 -1% 2,505 $609   $15,921,706 5
2005/08/03 4 $1,473,248 -3% 2,505 $588   $17,394,954 6
2005/08/04 4 $1,468,038 n/c 2,505 $586   $18,862,992 7
2005/08/05 5 $2,409,404 +64% 2,505 $962   $21,272,396 8
2005/08/06 5 $2,934,582 +22% 2,505 $1,171   $24,206,978 9
2005/08/07 6 $2,013,419 -31% 2,505 $804   $26,220,397 10
2005/08/08 6 $922,397 -54% 2,505 $368   $27,142,794 11
2005/08/09 6 $1,011,444 +10% 2,505 $404   $28,154,238 12
2005/08/10 6 $945,256 -7% 2,505 $377   $29,099,494 13
2005/08/11 6 $930,432 -2% 2,505 $371   $30,029,926 14
2005/08/12 9 $1,421,041 +53% 2,420 $587   $31,450,967 15
2005/08/13 9 $1,906,265 +34% 2,420 $788   $33,357,232 16
2005/08/14 9 $1,247,740 -35% 2,420 $516   $34,604,972 17
2005/08/15 9 $548,128 -56% 2,420 $226   $35,153,100 18
2005/08/16 9 $587,402 +7% 2,420 $243   $35,740,502 19
2005/08/17 9 $526,198 -10% 2,420 $217   $36,266,700 20
2005/08/18 9 $520,380 -1% 2,420 $215   $36,787,080 21
2005/09/05 17 $189,131   788 $240   $42,607,694 39
2005/10/10 66 $1,576   38 $41   $43,694,795 74

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/07/29 5 $12,855,321   2,505 $5,132   $12,855,321 3
2005/08/05 5 $7,357,405 -43% 2,505 $2,937   $26,220,397 10
2005/08/12 9 $4,575,046 -38% 2,420 $1,891   $34,604,972 17
2005/08/19 13 $2,241,228 -51% 1,809 $1,239   $39,028,308 24
2005/08/26 15 $1,259,921 -44% 1,232 $1,023   $41,245,462 31
2005/09/02 18 $698,764 -45% 788 $887   $42,418,563 38
2005/09/09 22 $418,466 -40% 566 $739   $43,158,943 45
2005/09/16 34 $204,428 -51% 349 $586   $43,502,974 52
2005/09/23 49 $54,625 -73% 110 $497   $43,611,669 59
2005/09/30 55 $38,012 -30% 77 $494   $43,667,322 66
2005/10/07 70 $13,851 -64% 38 $365   $43,693,219 73
2005/10/14 45 $85,377 +516% 239 $357   $43,784,274 80
2005/10/21 59 $38,382 -55% 113 $340   $43,860,324 87
2005/10/28 70 $18,931 -51% 46 $412   $43,894,863 94

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/19/20063047,874 267,346$478,261$4,116,9899
4/9/20062557,028 366,727$0$4,869,96216

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