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My Life in Ruins (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,665,206Details
International Box Office $11,800,000
Worldwide Box Office $20,465,206
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,780,894 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $893,354 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,674,248
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 RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
9% - Rotten
Audience
44% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 5th, 2009 (Wide) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: October 6th, 2009 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content
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Keywords: Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic 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 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,640 $7,572 Aug 28, 2009 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,757 $12,727 Aug 21, 2009 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,193 $11,545 Aug 14, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,484 $13,718 Aug 7, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,590 $22,078 Jul 31, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,895 $26,316 Jul 24, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,937 $46,113 Jul 17, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,257 $56,720 Jul 10, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,421 $87,476 Jul 3, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,827 $105,627 Jun 26, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,230 $460,935 Jun 19, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,743 $1,710,353 Jun 12, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,578 $3,223,161 Jun 5, 2009 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,471 1,164 Jun 5, 2009 3

Cast

Nia Vardalos    Georgia
Richard Dreyfuss    Irv
Rachel Dratch    Kim
Rita Wilson   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Sound Effects Editor    Hector Gika

DVD Sales - Monster Headache on Sales Chart

October 20th, 2009

It's a bit of a mess on the DVD Sales chart this week as there are two releases that can claim top spot. We have Monsters vs. Aliens repeating on top with 721,000 units for the week giving it totals of 2.96 million units and $51.51 million. However, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released this week and sold an estimated 1.5 million units of their DVD/Blu-ray combo pack. This is where things get confusing. The studio has decided to declare these as Blu-ray units. That's enough to be the number one selling DVD for the week, and enough to be one of the best selling Blu-rays of all time. The latter is probably the reason Disney did this, and it could really boost Blu-ray player sales over the holiday shopping season. More...

DVD Rentals - Year is Number One

October 20th, 2009

There were several new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's rental chart, including Year One, which took top spot with roughly double the rentals of Monsters vs. Aliens. More...

DVD Releases for October 6th, 2009 - Part II

October 6th, 2009

Not a bad week for the home market with top-notch releases in nearly every category: classics, limited releases, TV on DVD, direct-to-DVD, etc. Every category, except first run releases, as the biggest theatrical hit to make its home market debut this week is Year One, which was a serious box office disappointment. There are several DVD Pick of the Week contenders, starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which makes its Blu-ray debut in a number of different packages (Snow White Packaging, Witch Packaging, Collector's Book, Plush Gift Set, or Limited Edition Collector's Set) Also in contention is Red Dwarf - Back to Earth on Blu-ray, Anvil! - The Story of Anvil on DVD, and Trick 'r Treat on either DVD or Blu-ray. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is obviously the best, but all four deserve DVD Pick of the Week honors. With plenty of spotlight reviews, the list has to be split into to and the first part can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for October 6th, 2009 - Part I

October 6th, 2009

Not a bad week for the home market with top-notch releases in nearly every category: classics, limited releases, TV on DVD, direct-to-DVD, etc. Every category, except first run releases, as the biggest theatrical hit to make its home market debut this week is Year One, which was a serious box office disappointment. There are several DVD Pick of the Week contenders, starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which makes its Blu-ray debut in a number of different packages (Snow White Packaging, Witch Packaging, Collector's Book, Plush Gift Set, or Limited Edition Collector's Set) Also in contention is Red Dwarf - Back to Earth on Blu-ray, Anvil! - The Story of Anvil on DVD, and Trick 'r Treat on either DVD or Blu-ray. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is obviously the best, but all four deserve DVD Pick of the Week honors. With plenty of spotlight reviews, the list has to be split into to and the second part can be found here. More...

Box Office Lacks Imagination

June 16th, 2009

It was a rough weekend at the box office as neither saturation level new release was able to live up to expectations. Even with stronger than expected holdovers, total box office receipts were still down 16.7% from last weekend to $138 million, which is 23.3% below the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2009 has earned $4.55 billion at the box office, which is still 10.9% higher than last year's pace, but we are getting to the point where attendance might show declines, as we've lost a lot of ground in the past few weeks. More...

Box Office Hangover Pleases Moviegoers

June 9th, 2009

We had a surprise number one at the box office this past weekend, and the films that beat Thursday's predictions outnumber those that failed to reach expected levels, both in terms of the number of films and in terms of total box office generated. This helped the industry to $165 million at the box office over the weekend; however, this was down about 0.2% from last weekend and 5.4% from the same weekend last year. That said, this is better than most were expecting, and 2009 is still way ahead of 2008's pace at $4.34 billion to $3.85 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Up Conquers Impressive Hangover

June 7th, 2009

Up held on to top spot on the box office chart over the weekend, based on the studio's Sunday estimates. But it was a very close thing. Only strong family business on Saturday and Sunday was enough to hold off a very impressive debut by The Hangover. The buddy comedy opened with an estimated $43.275 million, which was well ahead of most predictions, and showed that good reviews can still help bring in moviegoers. Land of the Lost, meanwhile, showed how bad reviews can still kill a movie: it opened with a paltry $19.5 million, making it the worst Summer opening of Will Ferrell's career. More...

Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of June 5th, 2009

June 6th, 2009

There were three wide releases to crack the top ten this weekend, but when it comes to the best of the websites, it's a smaller Canadian movie that was the best. Waterlife's Official Site had a surprising amount of sound and animation to go with the impressive information and it is the winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Will New Releases Be Lost at the Box Office?

June 4th, 2009

It looks like we will have another losing weekend at the box office, as none of the three new wide releases look like they will come close to last year's winner. In fact, they might not top last year's second place film, or the sophomore stint of last week's box office champ. More...

2009 Preview: June

June 1st, 2009

So far we are one month into summer, and it looks like we will have six $100 million movies already (as I'm writing this, only two are confirmed, while three more should reach that milestone over the weekend.) However, June doesn't look as strong, either compared to last month, or the same month last year. It's not entirely bad, and we could have the bigget movie of the year opening this month, but don't expect six more $100 million movies. In fact, there's a chance we won't get half that many. More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - August 26, 2008

August 26th, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 24, 2008

August 24th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The International, Youth in Revolt, Fame and more! More...

Cast Updates - August 23, 2008

August 23rd, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Extract, Gnomeo and Juliet, My Life in Ruins, and more! More...

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
2009/06/05 9 $3,223,161   1,164 $2,769   $3,223,161 3
2009/06/12 11 $1,710,353 -47% 1,165 $1,468   $6,371,636 10
2009/06/19 15 $460,935 -73% 644 $716   $7,821,989 17
2009/06/26 33 $105,627 -77% 132 $800   $8,135,107 24
2009/07/03 32 $87,476 -17% 89 $983   $8,290,661 31
2009/07/10 40 $56,720 -35% 0     $8,393,104 38
2009/07/17 40 $46,113 -19% 61 $756   $8,474,608 45
2009/07/24 51 $26,316 -43% 46 $572   $8,535,274 52
2009/07/31 58 $22,078 -16% 26 $849   $8,580,858 59
2009/08/07 63 $13,718 -38% 20 $686   $8,609,107 66
2009/08/14 63 $11,545 -16% 12 $962   $8,631,386 73
2009/08/21 69 $12,727 +10% 15 $848   $8,649,034 80
2009/08/28 81 $7,572 -41% 10 $757   $8,662,318 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/06/05 9 $1,108,780   1,164 $953   $1,108,780 1
2009/06/06 9 $1,281,653 +16% 1,164 $1,101   $2,390,433 2
2009/06/07 9 $832,728 -35% 1,164 $715   $3,223,161 3
2009/06/08 9 $317,436 -62% 1,164 $273   $3,540,597 4
2009/06/09 9 $409,763 +29% 1,164 $352   $3,950,360 5
2009/06/10 9 $361,694 -12% 1,164 $311   $4,312,054 6
2009/06/11 9 $349,229 -3% 1,164 $300   $4,661,283 7
2009/06/12 11 $559,877 +60% 1,165 $481   $5,221,160 8
2009/06/13 11 $685,134 +22% 1,165 $588   $5,906,294 9
2009/06/14 11 $465,342 -32% 1,165 $399   $6,371,636 10
2009/06/15 11 $212,429 -54% 1,165 $182   $6,584,065 11
2009/06/16 11 $271,460 +28% 1,165 $233   $6,855,525 12
2009/06/17 11 $250,519 -8% 1,165 $215   $7,106,044 13
2009/06/18 11 $255,010 +2% 1,165 $219   $7,361,054 14
2009/06/19 15 $135,845 -47% 644 $211   $7,496,899 15
2009/06/20 15 $191,489 +41% 644 $297   $7,688,388 16
2009/06/21 15 $133,601 -30% 644 $207   $7,821,989 17
2009/06/22 - $58,878 -56% 644 $91   $7,880,867 18
2009/06/23 14 $83,089 +41% 644 $129   $7,963,956 19
2009/06/24 - $33,458 -60% 249 $134   $7,997,414 20
2009/06/25 - $32,066 -4% 249 $129   $8,029,480 21
2009/06/26 - $30,743 -4% 132 $233   $8,060,223 22
2009/06/27 - $41,477 +35% 132 $314   $8,101,700 23
2009/06/28 - $33,407 -19% 132 $253   $8,135,107 24
2009/06/29 - $15,328 -54% 132 $116   $8,150,435 25
2009/06/30 - $21,422 +40% 249 $86   $8,171,857 26
2009/07/01 - $13,848 -35% 249 $56   $8,185,705 27
2009/07/02 - $17,480 +26% 249 $70   $8,203,185 28
2009/07/03 - $34,327 +96% 89 $386   $8,237,512 29
2009/07/04 - $26,428 -23% 89 $297   $8,263,940 30
2009/07/05 - $26,721 +1% 89 $300   $8,290,661 31
2009/07/06 - $10,278 -62% 89 $115   $8,300,939 32
2009/07/07 - $12,141 +18% 89 $136   $8,313,080 33
2009/07/08 - $12,679 +4% 89 $142   $8,325,759 34
2009/07/09 - $10,625 -16% 89 $119   $8,336,384 35
2009/07/10 - $16,194 +52% 80 $202   $8,352,578 36
2009/07/11 - $24,574 +52% 80 $307   $8,377,152 37
2009/07/12 - $15,952 -35% 80 $199   $8,393,104 38
2009/07/13 - $7,027 -56% 80 $88   $8,400,131 39
2009/07/14 - $10,878 +55% 80 $136   $8,411,009 40
2009/07/15 - $8,719 -20% 80 $109   $8,419,728 41
2009/07/16 - $8,767 +1% 80 $110   $8,428,495 42
2009/07/17 - $13,843 +58% 61 $227   $8,442,338 43
2009/07/18 - $19,649 +42% 61 $322   $8,461,987 44
2009/07/19 - $12,621 -36% 61 $207   $8,474,608 45
2009/07/20 - $6,833 -46% 61 $112   $8,481,441 46
2009/07/21 - $8,982 +31% 61 $147   $8,490,423 47
2009/07/22 - $9,847 +10% 61 $161   $8,500,270 48
2009/07/23 - $8,688 -12% 61 $142   $8,508,958 49
2009/07/24 - $9,093 +5% 46 $198   $8,518,051 50
2009/07/25 - $10,341 +14% 46 $225   $8,528,392 51
2009/07/26 - $6,882 -33% 46 $150   $8,535,274 52
2009/07/27 - $5,511 -20% 46 $120   $8,540,785 53
2009/07/28 - $6,613 +20% 46 $144   $8,547,398 54
2009/07/29 - $6,107 -8% 46 $133   $8,553,505 55
2009/07/30 - $5,275 -14% 46 $115   $8,558,780 56
2009/07/31 - $6,568 +25% 26 $253   $8,565,348 57
2009/08/01 - $9,480 +44% 26 $365   $8,574,828 58
2009/08/02 - $6,030 -36% 26 $232   $8,580,858 59
2009/08/03 - $3,892 -35% 26 $150   $8,584,750 60
2009/08/04 - $3,909 n/c 26 $150   $8,588,659 61
2009/08/05 - $3,426 -12% 26 $132   $8,592,085 62
2009/08/06 - $3,304 -4% 26 $127   $8,595,389 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/06/05 9 $4,661,283   1,164 $4,005   $4,661,283 7
2009/06/12 11 $2,699,771 -42% 1,165 $2,317   $7,361,054 14
2009/06/19 16 $668,426 -75% 644 $1,038   $8,029,480 21
2009/06/26 35 $173,705 -74% 132 $1,316   $8,203,185 28
2009/07/03 32 $133,199 -23% 89 $1,497   $8,336,384 35
2009/07/10 38 $92,111 -31% 0     $8,428,495 42
2009/07/17 40 $80,463 -13% 61 $1,319   $8,508,958 49
2009/07/24 50 $49,822 -38% 46 $1,083   $8,558,780 56
2009/07/31 58 $36,609 -27% 26 $1,408   $8,595,389 63
2009/08/07 58 $24,452 -33% 20 $1,223   $8,619,841 70
2009/08/14 63 $16,466 -33% 12 $1,372   $8,636,307 77
2009/08/21 68 $18,439 +12% 15 $1,229   $8,654,746 84
2009/08/28 78 $10,460 -43% 10 $1,046   $8,665,206 91

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/11/20095131,989 131,989$2,638,460$2,638,4601
10/18/20091858,373-56% 190,362$1,166,876$3,805,3362
11/15/20092920,954 279,539$418,870$5,587,9856

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/11/2009195,136 5,136$138,623$138,6231

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