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My Week with Marilyn (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,597,405Details
International Box Office $19,643,167
Worldwide Box Office $34,240,572
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,327,417 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,445,678 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $7,773,095
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller. Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn - this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
83% - Certified Fresh
71% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 23rd, 2011 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: March 13th, 2012 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for mature thematic material.
(Rating bulletin 2193, 10/12/2011)
Running Time: 99 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Romance, Troubled Pregnancy or Miscarriage, Relationships Gone Wrong, Movie Business, Performing Arts
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Weinstein Company, BBC Films, Trademark Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom


   Marilyn Monroe
Eddie Redmayne    Colin Clark
Kenneth Branagh    Sir. Laurence Olivier
Judi Dench    Dame Sybil Thorndike
Dominic Cooper    Milton
Emma Watson    Lucy
Dougray Scott    Arthur Miller
Derek Jacobi    Sir Owen Morshead
ZoŽ Wanamaker    Paula Strasberg

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Adrian Hodges
Producer    David Parfitt
Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Jamie Laurenson
Executive Producer    Simon Curtis
Executive Producer    Ivan Mactaggart
Executive Producer    Christine Langan
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Kelly Carmichael
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Co-Producer    Mark Cooper
Co-Executive Producer    Colin Vaines
Cinematographer    Ben Smithard
Editor    Adam Recht
Composer    Conrad Pope
Music Supervisor    Maggie Rodford
Music Supervisor    Dana Sano
Production Designer    Donal Woods
Costume Designer    Jill Taylor

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 3rd, 2012

April 3rd, 2012

It wasn't a busy week on the home market with only a few first run releases of note. Both War Horse on Four-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack and We Bought a Zoo on Blu-ray Combo Pack are worth picking, but not Pick of the Week material. For that we have to look to Chinatown on Blu-ray. It is shovelware, but it is such a great movie that I'm willing to overlook this. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Tintin Finds First Spot

March 28th, 2012

The Adventures of Tintin led all new releases and took top spot on the Blu-ray sales chart. It sold 504,000 units and generated $11.09 million in opening week sales. This represents an opening Blu-ray share of very nearly 50%, which is an excellent start for a kids film. More...

DVD Sales: Happy Feet's Debut Puts a Smile on Your Face

March 27th, 2012

Like last week, new releases dominated the DVD sales chart this week with three new releases topping the chart. The best of the best was Happy Feet Two with 896,000 units / $13.43 million during its first week on the home market. The film struggled at the box office, so this start on the home market is better than expected. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 13th, 2012

March 13th, 2012

There are two themes this week. The first is Awards Season. There are no fewer than half a dozen Award Season players on this week's list, although one was a late review. Speaking of late reviews, that's the other theme on this week's list, as there are no fewer than eight releases on this week's list where I'm waiting for the screener to arrive. (This includes Wizards which arrived on Monday; however, screeners need to arrive by Friday if I'm to get the review done on time.) Unfortunately, there's a lot of crossover among these two groups and a few Pick of the Week candidates are late. For instance, My Week with Marilyn and Melancholia fit into both groups. Other screeners I'm waiting for that could be Pick of the Week are Wallace & Gromit: World of Invention and the aforementioned Wizards: 35th Anniversary Blu-ray, while The Guild: Season Five was up for that honor as well. However, in the end I went with The Descendants on Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

2012 Awards Season: The Artist Shows its Spirit

February 26th, 2012

While the Independent Spirit Award unofficially kick off Awards Season with their nominations, they are one of the last to hand out their actual awards, which they did on Saturday. As it has most of the time, The Artist led the way by earning four wins out of the five categories it was nominated it. So which one did it lose? And what were the other winners? More...

2012 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Actress

February 16th, 2012

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, finishing with Best Actress. This category is a little tricky, as there are two actresses that can both be seen as the favorite for different reasons. I'm not sure who will win. More...

2012 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 15th, 2012

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, and up next is Best Supporting Actor. This category is only slightly more competitive than Best Supporting Actress with almost all the evidence pointing to one winner. More...

2012 Awards Season: Hugo and The Artist Compete for Oscar Glory

January 24th, 2012

Yesterday was one of the biggest days during Awards Season as The Oscar nominations were announced in the morning. It was a two horse race for top spot as far as the big winners are concerned. Hugo earned the most nominations with eleven, while The Artist was right behind with ten. However, one could argue The Artist is the bigger winner, as more of its nominations were in the more prestigious categories. More...

2012 Awards Season: Golden Globes: Artist has Hat-trick, but Descendants on the Rise

January 16th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out the Golden Globes last night, and after an Awards Season most notable for the lack of surprises, there were not a lot of surprises either. In fact, the biggest storyline of the night was how many different movies earned wins. The Artist led the way with just three, while The Descendents was the only other film to win more than once. More...

Per Theater Chart: Iron Isn't Tarnished during Sophomore Stint

January 10th, 2012

The $10,000 club was again crowded this week and, as expected for this time of year, it was filled almost entirely by holdovers. Iron Lady remained the top film with an average of $35,275 in five theaters and it should start hitting major milestones very soon. Pina's average grew, again, reaching $27,676 in three theaters. Hopefully it will start expanding quickly, before its momentum fades. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close earned an average of $16,521 in six theaters. Its mixed reviews haven't taken too much of a toll, yet. A Separation doubled its theater count, but its per theater average remained relatively steady at $15,440. The overall box office leader, The Devil Inside, was next at $14,763. Finally, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia opened with $10,652 in one theater. More...

Awards Season: Globes Reward Artistic Intent

December 16th, 2011

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the Awards Season picture started to look a whole lot clearer. The Artist led the way with six nominations, while The Descendents and The Help were right behind with five apiece. More...

Awards Season: SAG Spreads the Love

December 15th, 2011

The SAG nominations were handed out this week, and while The Help led the way with four nods, it wasn't the only film that earned multiple nominations. More...

Per Theater Chart: Tailor Made for Success

December 14th, 2011

Three new releases were able to reached the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, while there were three holdovers that were able to join them. Leading the way was Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with an outstanding average of $77,641 in four theaters. Young Adult opened with nearly the same total, but was playing in eight theaters giving it an average of $38,783. We Need to Talk About Kevin earned $24,587 in one theater during its Oscar qualifying run. A Dangerous Method spent its third weekend in the $10,000 club with an average of $19,234 in four theaters. However, it has seen in per theater average cut by more than half since its opening, and it has yet to expand. The Artist has also seen its per theater average fall, but it expanded its theater count to sixteen this past weekend and still earned an average of $18,460. It is already an art house success and will soon start earning some measure of mainstream success. Shame more than doubled its theater count, but hung onto a spot in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,496 in 21 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Strength and Independence

December 6th, 2011

We are right in the prime of Awards Season and over the weekend there were three films earning very impressive per theater averages and two of those films were recently given Independent Spirit Award Nominations. Leading the way for the second weekend in a row was The Artist with an average of $35,211 in six theaters. It is still barely in theaters, but it is already halfway to $1 million. Being a silent film will likely keep the film from expanding truly wide, but it should grab some measure of mainstream success. Shame debuted in second place with an average of $34,952 in ten theaters. It is rare for an NC-17 film to do this well. Rounding out the $10,000 club was A Dangerous Method placed third with an average of $29,894, while still playing in four theaters. More...

Awards Season: Early Nods Speak Volumes

November 30th, 2011

As it does every year, Independent Spirit Award nominations kick off the unofficial start of Awards Season. This year there were two films that topped the list of nominations: The Artist and Take Shelter. Both of those films earned five nominations, but they weren't the only films to be singled out. More...

Per Theater Chart: New Releases Roar

November 30th, 2011

The top film on the per theater chart was a silent film, The Artist, which was amazing, earning more than $200,000 in just four theaters for an average of $51,220. A Dangerous Method was also very strong on the per theater chart earning an average of $41,988, also in four theaters. Last week's winner, The Descendants, expanded into nearly 400 theaters, but still managed an average of $18,835. Finally, the overall box office leader, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, managed an average of $10,252. More...

Weekend Estimates: Twilight Tops Over Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2011

In spite of a hefty 70% weekend-to-weekend decline, Breaking Dawn, Part 1 will run out an easy winner at the box office over Thanksgiving, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Its $42 million Friday-Sunday performance is exactly in line with the $42 million earned by New Moon during its Thanksgiving weekend, but it is currently running about $9 million behind the second film in the franchise, suggesting a total gross of around $285 million. A bevy of family-friendly new releases will be unable to come all that close to the vampire film, although all studios involved are projecting strong business for the films in question throughout the Holiday Season. More...

Feasting on Limited Releases

November 24th, 2011

It's Thanksgiving long weekend, which means the openings of the limited releases are spread over three days. It also means there are a few Awards Season contenders making their theatrical debuts this week. Will any of the Oscar hopefuls snag a nomination? It's too soon to tell, but there's no shortage of contenders with five of the six films earning 80% positive reviews or better. The Artist is earning the best reviews, while A Dangerous Method will likely be the biggest box office hit of the group. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/11/23 - $156,034   123 $1,269   $156,034 1
2011/11/24 - $155,609 n/c 123 $1,265   $311,643 2
2011/11/25 - $610,143 +292% 244 $2,501   $921,786 3
2011/11/26 - $688,858 +13% 244 $2,823   $1,610,644 4
2011/11/27 - $451,506 -34% 244 $1,850   $2,062,150 5
2011/11/28 12 $151,141 -67% 244 $619   $2,213,291 6
2011/11/29 12 $171,952 +14% 244 $705   $2,385,243 7
2011/11/30 12 $150,263 -13% 244 $616   $2,535,506 8
2011/12/01 12 $145,700 -3% 244 $597   $2,681,206 9
2011/12/02 12 $345,521 +137% 244 $1,416   $3,026,727 10
2011/12/03 12 $509,733 +48% 244 $2,089   $3,536,460 11
2011/12/04 12 $324,291 -36% 244 $1,329   $3,860,751 12
2011/12/05 12 $110,352 -66% 244 $452   $3,971,103 13
2011/12/06 12 $138,380 +25% 244 $567   $4,109,483 14
2011/12/07 12 $116,294 -16% 244 $477   $4,225,777 15
2011/12/08 12 $112,062 -4% 244 $459   $4,337,839 16
2011/12/26 - $314,463   602 $522   $7,294,756 34

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/11/25 12 $1,750,507   244 $7,174   $2,062,150 5
2011/12/02 12 $1,179,545 -33% 244 $4,834   $3,860,751 12
2011/12/09 14 $780,822 -34% 244 $3,200   $5,118,661 19
2011/12/16 16 $591,385 -24% 244 $2,424   $6,087,130 26
2011/12/23 20 $561,097 -5% 602 $932   $6,980,293 33
2011/12/30 18 $925,349 +65% 630 $1,469   $8,935,721 40
2012/01/06 19 $827,327 -11% 584 $1,417   $10,458,340 47
2012/01/13 25 $471,276 -43% 400 $1,178   $11,344,986 54
2012/01/20 25 $327,104 -31% 225 $1,454   $12,066,461 61
2012/01/27 27 $338,553 +4% 186 $1,820   $12,595,905 68
2012/02/03 31 $254,703 -25% 171 $1,489   $13,005,861 75
2012/02/10 36 $208,012 -18% 125 $1,664   $13,344,068 82
2012/02/17 37 $197,841 -5% 120 $1,649   $13,642,958 89
2012/02/24 26 $304,959 +54% 402 $759   $14,074,651 96
2012/03/02 35 $130,847 -57% 120 $1,090   $14,340,551 103
2012/03/09 41 $80,673 -38% 120 $672   $14,486,303 110
2012/03/16 62 $26,506 -67% 50 $530   $14,554,944 117
2012/03/23 64 $13,269 -50% 44 $302   $14,581,677 124
2012/03/30 74 $7,252 -45% 12 $604   $14,597,405 131

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/11/18 32 $311,643   123 $2,534   $311,643 2
2011/11/25 12 $2,369,563 +660% 244 $9,711   $2,681,206 9
2011/12/02 12 $1,656,633 -30% 244 $6,789   $4,337,839 16
2011/12/09 14 $1,157,906 -30% 244 $4,746   $5,495,745 23
2011/12/16 19 $923,451 -20% 244 $3,785   $6,419,196 30
2011/12/23 20 $1,591,176 +72% 602 $2,643   $8,010,372 37
2011/12/30 18 $1,620,641 +2% 630 $2,572   $9,631,013 44
2012/01/06 19 $1,242,697 -23% 584 $2,128   $10,873,710 51
2012/01/13 22 $865,647 -30% 400 $2,164   $11,739,357 58
2012/01/20 23 $517,995 -40% 225 $2,302   $12,257,352 65
2012/01/27 26 $493,806 -5% 186 $2,655   $12,751,158 72
2012/02/03 29 $384,898 -22% 171 $2,251   $13,136,056 79
2012/02/10 35 $309,061 -20% 125 $2,472   $13,445,117 86
2012/02/17 35 $324,575 +5% 120 $2,705   $13,769,692 93
2012/02/24 26 $440,012 +36% 402 $1,095   $14,209,704 100
2012/03/02 30 $195,926 -55% 120 $1,633   $14,405,630 107
2012/03/09 42 $122,808 -37% 120 $1,023   $14,528,438 114
2012/03/16 59 $39,970 -67% 50 $799   $14,568,408 121
2012/03/23 63 $21,745 -46% 44 $494   $14,590,153 128

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/18/20126167,243 167,243$2,506,973$2,506,9731
3/25/20121949,645-70% 216,888$779,426$3,286,3992
4/1/20122231,013-38% 247,901$493,727$3,780,1263
4/8/20122927,506-11% 275,407$418,916$4,199,0424
4/15/20122620,054-27% 295,461$302,013$4,501,0565

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/18/2012833,934 33,934$678,334$678,3341
3/25/20121810,303-70% 44,236$209,250$887,5842

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