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The Namesake (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,610,521Details
International Box Office $6,678,253
Worldwide Box Office $20,288,774
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,407,607 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,407,607
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
87% - Certified Fresh
Audience
79% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$8,500,000
Domestic Releases: March 9th, 2007 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: November 27th, 2007 by Fox Home Entertainment, released as Namesake, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language.
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,021 $891 Aug 3, 2007 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 810 $6,403 Jul 27, 2007 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,075 $3,636 Jul 20, 2007 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,116 $6,650 Jul 13, 2007 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,095 $15,369 Jul 6, 2007 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,209 $21,530 Jun 29, 2007 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,177 $41,989 Jun 22, 2007 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,260 $52,211 Jun 15, 2007 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,199 $82,790 Jun 8, 2007 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,155 $120,003 Jun 1, 2007 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 886 $227,031 May 25, 2007 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 779 $333,121 May 18, 2007 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 805 $418,003 May 11, 2007 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 969 $486,033 May 4, 2007 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,022 $721,024 Apr 27, 2007 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,348 $755,540 Apr 20, 2007 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,407 $1,244,852 Apr 13, 2007 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,633 $1,715,144 Apr 6, 2007 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,471 $1,545,971 Mar 30, 2007 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,403 $1,306,816 Mar 23, 2007 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,406 $715,026 Mar 16, 2007 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,335 $248,552 Mar 9, 2007 3

Cast

   Gogol
Tabu    Ashima
Irfan Khan    Ashoke
Jacinda Barrett    Maxine
Zuleikha Robinson    Moushimi
Sahira Nair    Sonia

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

2007 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III

December 16th, 2007

This week, the Holiday Gift guide discusses movies as its theme, but not just any movie can get on this list. This is for smaller movies, ones that might have slipped past most people's attention. The top ten movies of the year would also make great gifts, but you don't need me to tell you about them. (Except to say The Simpsons Movie doesn't come out on DVD and Blu-Ray until Tuesday.) Here we have independent films, foreign films, and yes, a few Canadian films. ... Okay, more than a few Canadian films. More...

DVD Rentals - Waitress is Making a Living on the Home Market

December 10th, 2007

Only one new releases managed to reach the top five leaving Live Free or Die Hard with a clear number one finish adding $10.26 million to its total of $22.68 million after two weeks of release. More...

Award Season - Juno and Dylan Have Plenty of Spirit

November 29th, 2007

It's the official start of award season as the Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced. Several films received nods, but I'm Not There and Juno were the big hits. More...

DVD Releases for November 27, 2007

November 26th, 2007

Last Friday was Black Friday, one of the most important shopping days of the year. And Monday was Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year. So it goes without saying that releasing a DVD the day after the most important weekend of shopping ends is not a good idea. There are still several DVDs worth checking out, and a few contenders for the DVD Pick of the Week. However, there are a lot more sub-par releases and several that are contenders for worse movie of the year (half of which I had the task of reviewing). But let's concentrate on the positive end. The three best bets are Futurama - Bender's Big Score - Buy from Amazon, Namesake - Buy from Amazon, Waitress - Buy from Amazon. If I was forced to choose just one DVD, it would be Bender's Big Score, but all three earn the title of DVD Pick of the Week. Also of note, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - The Complete Series is also being released this week. More...

Thank Goodness for Organized Crime

May 1st, 2007

Only one film managed to top $10,000 on the per theater chart this weekend, as Triad Election pulled in $10,811 over the weekend and $12,696 since Wednesday, all in one theater. Zoo just missed that mark with $9,920, but only $7,810 of that came over the weekend. More...

Sheep Follow No One on the Per Theater Chart

April 10th, 2007

Killer of Sheep saw its per theater average grow to $15,864 this weekend, which was enough to claim top spot just ahead of Black Book's average of $12,502. More...

Falling to First Place on the Per Theater Charts

April 3rd, 2007

Journey from the Fall led the per theater charts this weekend with $99,080 in 6 theaters for an average of $16,513; its average fell less than 25% despite playing in 50% more theaters. The only other film to top $10,000 was Killer of Sheep which earned $26,154 in 2 theaters during its re-release for an average of $13,077. More...

Namesake Falls From Top Spot on Per Theater Chart

March 27th, 2007

There was a new leader on top of the Per Theater Chart as Journey from the Fall opened with $87,442 in 4 theaters for an average of $21,861. This pushed Namesake into second place with a still amazing average of $11,169; this film has show amazing resilience on this chart despite massive increases in its theater count. More...

Namesake Goes for Hat Trick

March 20th, 2007

Namesake was the top film on the Per Theater Chart for the second weekend in a row with an average of $17,440 in its 41 theaters. Second place went to the only newcomer in the $10,000 club, Hat Trick with $15,500 in its lone theater. The only other film to crack $10,000 was the overall box office leader, 300, which just managed that feat with $10,054. More...

Namesake Springs to the Top of the Per Theater Chart

March 13th, 2007

Namesake proved that Kal Penn could lead a drama better than he does most of his comedies. Over the weekend, the film pulled in nearly a quarter of a million dollars in just 6 theaters for an average of $41,425. That was well ahead of the overall box office leader, 300 and its still fantastic $22,844. The last film in the $10,000 club was a holdover, as Into Great Silence fell just 3.4% to $11,566 despite doubling its theater count to two. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 3 - March 9, 2007

March 10th, 2007

We are starting to see more and more summer blockbusters launching or updating their websites. However, this week it was still a spring release taking top spot as The Fracture - Official Site won the Weekly Website Award. More...

Many Theaters are Hosting Limited Releases this Weekend - Correction

March 9th, 2007

Good selection of limited releases this week with two that jump out as must-sees: Fido and The Host. Both are opening with a bigger push than expected, but that might not be enough to help them succeed. Correction: Fido doesn't come out in Canada until next Friday. I was confused because I've been seeing ads for it all week. Usually, when it comes to Canadian movies, you don't see ads this far in advance, if you see them at all. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 24 - March 2, 2007

March 2nd, 2007

Just an average week in terms of updates, but there are a couple sites of note including the winner of the Weekly Website Award, Wild Hogs - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 10 - February 16, 2007

February 17th, 2007

While the big summer blockbusters are sill M.I.A., there are plenty of other films to pick up the slack. This includes this week's winner, Bridge to Terabithia - Official Site. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 6, 2006

August 6th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a sequel to Madagascar and more. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/03/09 26 $248,552   6 $41,425   $248,552 3
2007/03/16 17 $715,026 +188% 41 $17,440   $1,076,544 10
2007/03/23 15 $1,306,816 +83% 117 $11,169   $2,640,299 17
2007/03/30 12 $1,545,971 +18% 237 $6,523   $4,609,030 24
2007/04/06 13 $1,715,144 +11% 335 $5,120   $6,881,956 31
2007/04/13 17 $1,244,852 -27% 331 $3,761   $8,661,334 38
2007/04/20 21 $755,540 -39% 327 $2,311   $9,796,225 45
2007/04/27 18 $721,024 -5% 320 $2,253   $10,771,198 52
2007/05/04 17 $486,033 -33% 282 $1,724   $11,482,531 59
2007/05/11 18 $418,003 -14% 271 $1,542   $12,070,226 66
2007/05/18 20 $333,121 -20% 253 $1,317   $12,556,868 73
2007/05/25 22 $227,031 -32% 165 $1,376   $12,904,427 80
2007/06/01 27 $120,003 -47% 127 $945   $13,147,618 87
2007/06/08 31 $82,790 -31% 99 $836   $13,284,613 94
2007/06/15 40 $52,211 -37% 60 $870   $13,379,834 101
2007/06/22 42 $41,989 -20% 49 $857   $13,448,553 108
2007/06/29 43 $21,530 -49% 24 $897   $13,494,515 115
2007/07/06 49 $15,369 -29% 21 $732   $13,527,279 122
2007/07/13 62 $6,650 -57% 10 $665   $13,542,286 129
2007/07/20 73 $3,636 -45% 4 $909   $13,552,548 136
2007/07/27 74 $6,403 +76% 10 $640   $13,560,970 143
2007/08/03 90 $891 -86% 4 $223   $13,569,248 150

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/03/09 - $70,244   6 $11,707   $70,244 1
2007/03/10 - $99,520 +42% 6 $16,587   $169,764 2
2007/03/11 - $78,788 -21% 6 $13,131   $248,552 3
2007/03/12 - $27,756 -65% 6 $4,626   $276,308 4
2007/03/13 - $29,549 +6% 6 $4,925   $305,857 5
2007/03/14 - $28,421 -4% 6 $4,737   $334,278 6
2007/03/15 - $27,240 -4% 6 $4,540   $361,518 7
2007/03/16 - $156,988 +476% 41 $3,829   $518,506 8
2007/03/17 - $314,985 +101% 41 $7,683   $833,491 9
2007/03/18 - $243,053 -23% 41 $5,928   $1,076,544 10
2007/03/19 - $55,953 -77% 41 $1,365   $1,132,497 11
2007/03/20 - $69,344 +24% 41 $1,691   $1,201,841 12
2007/03/21 - $67,054 -3% 41 $1,635   $1,268,895 13
2007/03/22 - $64,585 -4% 41 $1,575   $1,333,480 14
2007/03/23 - $334,251 +418% 117 $2,857   $1,667,731 15
2007/03/24 - $598,781 +79% 117 $5,118   $2,266,512 16
2007/03/25 - $373,787 -38% 117 $3,195   $2,640,299 17
2007/03/26 - $99,596 -73% 117 $851   $2,739,895 18
2007/03/27 - $108,188 +9% 117 $925   $2,848,083 19
2007/03/28 - $110,490 +2% 117 $944   $2,958,573 20
2007/03/29 - $104,486 -5% 117 $893   $3,063,059 21
2007/03/30 14 $423,214 +305% 237 $1,786   $3,486,273 22
2007/03/31 - $673,228 +59% 237 $2,841   $4,159,501 23
2007/04/01 - $449,529 -33% 237 $1,897   $4,609,030 24
2007/04/02 - $103,873 -77% 237 $438   $4,712,903 25
2007/04/03 12 $130,067 +25% 237 $549   $4,842,970 26
2007/04/04 - $153,834 +18% 235 $655   $4,996,804 27
2007/04/05 - $170,008 +11% 235 $723   $5,166,812 28
2007/04/06 - $516,025 +204% 335 $1,540   $5,682,837 29
2007/04/07 - $765,251 +48% 335 $2,284   $6,448,088 30
2007/04/08 - $433,868 -43% 335 $1,295   $6,881,956 31
2007/04/09 - $143,322 -67% 335 $428   $7,025,278 32
2007/04/10 - $130,068 -9% 335 $388   $7,155,346 33
2007/04/11 - $127,277 -2% 335 $380   $7,282,623 34
2007/04/12 - $133,859 +5% 335 $400   $7,416,482 35
2007/04/13 - $331,854 +148% 331 $1,003   $7,748,336 36
2007/04/14 - $600,892 +81% 331 $1,815   $8,349,228 37
2007/04/15 - $312,106 -48% 331 $943   $8,661,334 38
2007/04/16 - $90,392 -71% 331 $273   $8,751,726 39
2007/04/17 - $94,541 +5% 331 $286   $8,846,267 40
2007/04/18 - $102,343 +8% 331 $309   $8,948,610 41
2007/04/19 - $92,075 -10% 331 $278   $9,040,685 42
2007/04/20 - $208,663 +127% 327 $638   $9,249,348 43
2007/04/21 - $361,765 +73% 327 $1,106   $9,611,113 44
2007/04/22 - $185,112 -49% 327 $566   $9,796,225 45
2007/04/23 - $52,120 -72% 327 $159   $9,848,345 46
2007/04/24 - $61,438 +18% 327 $188   $9,909,783 47
2007/04/25 - $66,537 +8% 327 $203   $9,976,320 48
2007/04/26 - $73,854 +11% 327 $226   $10,050,174 49
2007/04/27 - $200,658 +172% 327 $614   $10,250,832 50
2007/04/28 - $342,555 +71% 327 $1,048   $10,593,387 51
2007/04/29 - $177,811 -48% 327 $544   $10,771,198 52
2007/04/30 - $50,069 -72% 327 $153   $10,821,267 53
2007/05/01 - $55,173 +10% 327 $169   $10,876,440 54
2007/05/02 - $62,964 +14% 327 $193   $10,939,404 55
2007/05/03 - $57,094 -9% 327 $175   $10,996,498 56
2007/05/04 - $132,369 +132% 282 $469   $11,128,867 57
2007/05/05 - $224,137 +69% 282 $795   $11,353,004 58
2007/05/06 - $129,527 -42% 282 $459   $11,482,531 59
2007/05/07 - $38,259 -70% 282 $136   $11,520,790 60
2007/05/08 - $40,647 +6% 282 $144   $11,561,437 61
2007/05/09 - $44,365 +9% 282 $157   $11,605,802 62
2007/05/10 - $46,421 +5% 282 $165   $11,652,223 63
2007/05/11 - $104,326 +125% 271 $385   $11,756,549 64
2007/05/12 - $181,884 +74% 271 $671   $11,938,433 65
2007/05/13 - $131,793 -28% 271 $486   $12,070,226 66
2007/05/14 - $33,566 -75% 271 $124   $12,103,792 67
2007/05/15 - $38,708 +15% 271 $143   $12,142,500 68
2007/05/16 - $41,223 +6% 271 $152   $12,183,723 69
2007/05/17 15 $40,024 -3% 271 $148   $12,223,747 70
2007/05/18 - $87,902 +120% 253 $347   $12,311,649 71
2007/05/19 - $150,990 +72% 253 $597   $12,462,639 72
2007/05/20 - $94,229 -38% 253 $372   $12,556,868 73
2007/05/21 - $28,679 -70% 253 $113   $12,585,547 74
2007/05/22 - $28,862 +1% 253 $114   $12,614,409 75
2007/05/23 - $30,448 +5% 253 $120   $12,644,857 76
2007/05/24 - $32,539 +7% 253 $129   $12,677,396 77
2007/05/25 - $50,300 +55% 165 $305   $12,727,696 78
2007/05/26 - $89,512 +78% 165 $542   $12,817,208 79
2007/05/27 - $87,219 -3% 165 $529   $12,904,427 80
2007/05/28 22 $66,569 -24% 165 $403   $12,970,996 81
2007/05/29 - $17,470 -74% 165 $106   $12,988,466 82
2007/05/30 - $18,699 +7% 165 $113   $13,007,165 83
2007/05/31 - $20,450 +9% 165 $124   $13,027,615 84
2007/06/01 - $31,246 +53% 127 $246   $13,058,861 85
2007/06/02 - $52,821 +69% 127 $416   $13,111,682 86
2007/06/03 - $35,936 -32% 127 $283   $13,147,618 87
2007/06/04 - $13,311 -63% 127 $105   $13,160,929 88
2007/06/05 - $12,367 -7% 127 $97   $13,173,296 89
2007/06/06 - $13,245 +7% 127 $104   $13,186,541 90
2007/06/07 - $15,282 +15% 127 $120   $13,201,823 91
2007/06/08 - $21,565 +41% 99 $218   $13,223,388 92
2007/06/09 - $38,997 +81% 99 $394   $13,262,385 93
2007/06/10 - $22,228 -43% 99 $225   $13,284,613 94
2007/06/11 - $9,417 -58% 99 $95   $13,294,030 95
2007/06/12 - $9,940 +6% 99 $100   $13,303,970 96
2007/06/13 - $11,175 +12% 99 $113   $13,315,145 97
2007/06/14 - $12,478 +12% 99 $126   $13,327,623 98
2007/06/15 - $14,051 +13% 60 $234   $13,341,674 99
2007/06/16 - $22,344 +59% 60 $372   $13,364,018 100
2007/06/17 - $15,816 -29% 60 $264   $13,379,834 101
2007/06/18 - $5,774 -63% 60 $96   $13,385,608 102
2007/06/19 - $6,660 +15% 60 $111   $13,392,268 103
2007/06/20 - $6,993 +5% 60 $117   $13,399,261 104
2007/06/21 - $7,303 +4% 60 $122   $13,406,564 105
2007/06/22 - $11,067 +52% 49 $226   $13,417,631 106
2007/06/23 - $17,625 +59% 49 $360   $13,435,256 107
2007/06/24 - $13,297 -25% 49 $271   $13,448,553 108
2007/06/25 - $5,261 -60% 49 $107   $13,453,814 109
2007/06/26 - $7,471 +42% 49 $152   $13,461,285 110
2007/06/27 - $5,461 -27% 37 $148   $13,466,746 111
2007/06/28 - $6,239 +14% 37 $169   $13,472,985 112
2007/06/29 - $5,935 -5% 24 $247   $13,478,920 113
2007/06/30 - $8,745 +47% 24 $364   $13,487,665 114
2007/07/01 - $6,850 -22% 24 $285   $13,494,515 115
2007/07/02 - $3,394 -50% 24 $141   $13,497,909 116
2007/07/03 - $4,415 +30% 24 $184   $13,502,324 117
2007/07/04 - $5,653 +28% 24 $236   $13,507,977 118
2007/07/05 - $3,933 -30% 24 $164   $13,511,910 119
2007/07/06 - $4,347 +11% 21 $207   $13,516,257 120
2007/07/07 - $6,332 +46% 21 $302   $13,522,589 121
2007/07/08 - $4,690 -26% 21 $223   $13,527,279 122
2007/07/09 - $2,125 -55% 21 $101   $13,529,404 123
2007/07/10 - $2,153 +1% 21 $103   $13,531,557 124
2007/07/11 - $2,165 +1% 21 $103   $13,533,722 125
2007/07/12 - $1,914 -12% 21 $91   $13,535,636 126

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/03/09 29 $361,518   6 $60,253   $361,518 7
2007/03/16 18 $971,965 +169% 41 $23,706   $1,333,483 14
2007/03/23 15 $1,729,576 +78% 117 $14,783   $3,063,059 21
2007/03/30 13 $2,103,753 +22% 237 $8,877   $5,166,812 28
2007/04/06 14 $2,249,670 +7% 335 $6,715   $7,416,482 35
2007/04/13 17 $1,624,203 -28% 331 $4,907   $9,040,685 42
2007/04/20 21 $1,009,489 -38% 327 $3,087   $10,050,174 49
2007/04/27 19 $946,324 -6% 320 $2,957   $10,996,498 56
2007/05/04 17 $655,725 -31% 282 $2,325   $11,652,223 63
2007/05/11 19 $571,524 -13% 271 $2,109   $12,223,747 70
2007/05/18 21 $453,649 -21% 253 $1,793   $12,677,396 77
2007/05/25 23 $350,219 -23% 165 $2,123   $13,027,615 84
2007/06/01 29 $174,208 -50% 127 $1,372   $13,201,823 91
2007/06/08 33 $125,800 -28% 99 $1,271   $13,327,623 98
2007/06/15 42 $78,941 -37% 60 $1,316   $13,406,564 105
2007/06/22 41 $66,421 -16% 49 $1,356   $13,472,985 112
2007/06/29 43 $38,925 -41% 24 $1,622   $13,511,910 119
2007/07/06 50 $23,726 -39% 21 $1,130   $13,535,636 126
2007/07/13 63 $13,276 -44% 10 $1,328   $13,548,912 133
2007/07/20 75 $5,655 -57% 4 $1,414   $13,554,567 140
2007/07/27 62 $13,790 +144% 10 $1,379   $13,568,357 147

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/2/200725129,694 129,694$2,592,583$2,592,5831

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