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The Night Before (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $43,035,725Details
International Box Office $9,391,621Details
Worldwide Box Office $52,427,346
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,337,527 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,678,714 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,016,241
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Ethan, Isaac and Chris have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 20th, 2015 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: November 12th, 2015 (Wide) (Bulgaria)
November 25th, 2015 (Wide) (Jamaica)
November 25th, 2015 (Wide) (Trinidad)
November 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Aruba)
November 26th, 2015 (Wide) (Curacao)
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Video Release: February 9th, 2016 by Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for drug use and language throughout, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2395, 10/14/2015)
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: Christians, Jewish, Christmas in November, Christmas, Orphan, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Narcotics, Black Out Drunk, Parties Gone Wild, Gratuitous Cameos
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Good Universe, LStar Capital, Point Grey
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,011 $22,143 Jan 8, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,297 $92,429 Jan 1, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,994 $224,565 Dec 25, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,063 $1,152,034 Dec 18, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,144 $4,133,702 Dec 11, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,437 $5,029,045 Dec 4, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,301 $8,376,461 Nov 27, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,849 $9,880,536 Nov 20, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 916 2,960 Nov 20, 2015 3

Cast

   Ethan
   Isaac
   Chris
Lizzy Caplan    Diana
Jillian Bell    Betsy
Mindy Kaling    Sarah
Michael Shannon    Mr. Green
Helene Yorke    Cindy
Ilana Glazer    Rebecca Grinch
Aaron Hill    Tommy Owens
Tracy Morgan    Narrator/Santa
Darrie Lawrence    Nana
Nathan Fielder    Joshua
James Franco    Himself
Miley Cyrus    Herself
Kamal Angelo Bolden    Kamal
Baron Davis    Himself
Lorraine Toussaint    Mrs. Roberts
Chuck Muckle    Piano Playing Uncle
Curt Bouril    Cindy's Husband
Brooke Liddell    Cindy's Daughter
Kiley Liddell    Cindy's Daughter
Jason Mantzoukas    Bad Santa #1
Jason Jones    Bad Santa #2
Clem Cheung    Deli Owner
Harolyn Blackwell    Opera Singer
Randall Park    Boss
Natalie Knepp    Coat Check Girl
Cameron Earl Thrift    Singing Kid
Jeremy Vimes    Hunan Waiter
Gabriel Long    Karaoke Singer #3
Michaela Sprague    Isaac's Daughter
Euan Morton    Coat Check Patron
Marilyn O'Connell    Old Lady
Richard Hughes    Train Conductor
Stacy Jones    Bandleader/Drummer
Jamie Arentzen    Guitar Player #1
Jaco Caraco    Guitar Player #2
Mike Schmid    Keys Player
Julia Ross    Background Vocal #1
Danielle Elliott    Background Vocal #2
Theodora Woolley    Woman

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Evan Goldberg
Producer    Seth Rogen
Producer    James Weaver
Screenwriter    Jonathan Levine
Screenwriter    Kyle Hunter
Screenwriter    Ariel Shaffir
Screenwriter    Evan Goldberg
Story by    Jonathan Levine
Executive Producer    Nathan Kahane
Executive Producer    Joe Drake
Executive Producer    Kyle Hunter
Executive Producer    Ariel Shaffir
Executive Producer    Barbara A. Hall
Executive Producer    Ben Waisbren
Director of Photography    Brandon Trost
Production Designer    Annie Spitz
Editor    Zene Baker
Costume Designer    Melissa Toth
Composer    Marco Beltrami
Composer    Miles Hankins
Music Supervisor    Gabe Hilfer
Visual Effects Supervisor    Paul Linden
Co-Producer    Spencer Wong
Casting Director    Francine Maisler
Casting Director    Kathy Driscoll-Mohler
Unit Production Manager    Barbara A. Hall
First Assistant Director    Jonathan Watson
Second Assistant Director    Sandi Greenberg
Stunt Coordinator    Jeffrey Gibson
Stunt Coordinator    Steven Ritzi
Art Director    Chris Shriver
Set Decorator    Chryss Hionis
Script Supervisor    Julia Croon
Production Supervisor    Angela Quiles
Associate Producer    Alexandria McAtee
Associate Producer    Shaun Burke
Costume Supervisor    Natalie Arango
Make up    Mindy Hall
Make up    Ashley Ryan
Hairstylist    Nathan Busch II
Hairstylist    Jon Jordan
Sound Mixer    Christof Gebert
Special Effects Supervisor    Steve Kirshoff
Additional Editor    David Trachtenberg
Additional Editor    Michael A. Webber
Post-Production Supervisor    Nancy Kirhoffer
Assistant Editor    Joe Zappia
Assistant Editor    Eddie Mikasa
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Babcock
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael Babcock
Dialogue Editor    Vanessa Lapato
Music Editor    Jim Schultz
Score Mixer    Tyson Lozensky
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jeff Campbell
Visual Effects Executive Producer    Neishaw Ali
Visual Effects Producer    JP Giamos
Animation Supervisor    Peter Giliberti

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Weekend Predictions: How Big a Force Will Star Wars be at the Box Office?

December 17th, 2015

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There are three wide releases this week, but only one of them matters: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Better than anticipated reviews could help it break records over the weekend. It has already broken some box office records, becoming the first film to reach $100 million in advance ticket sales. The other wide releases are Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip and Sisters, both of which are just trying to not completely disappear. This weekend last year, the total box office was $135 million. The Force Awakens could earn nearly 50% more than that and some would still see it as a disappointment. 2015 should extend its lead over 2014 by more than $100 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Moviegoers Satisfied with Final Course of Hunger Games

November 24th, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

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Weekend Estimates: Mockingjay Tops $100 Million, But Only Just

November 22nd, 2015

Mockingjay Part 2

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November 20th, 2015

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November 20th, 2015

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2015 Preview: November

November 1st, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

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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
2015/11/20 4 $9,880,536   2,960 $3,338   $9,880,536 3
2015/11/27 6 $8,376,461 -15% 2,960 $2,830   $24,278,827 10
2015/12/04 6 $5,029,045 -40% 2,794 $1,800   $32,097,356 17
2015/12/11 6 $4,133,702 -18% 2,674 $1,546   $38,439,358 24
2015/12/18 14 $1,152,034 -72% 1,235 $933   $41,462,098 31
2015/12/25 28 $224,565 -81% 214 $1,049   $42,760,371 38
2016/01/01 37 $92,429 -59% 132 $700   $42,977,255 45
2016/01/08 47 $22,143 -76% 64 $346   $43,035,725 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/11/20 3 $3,561,439   2,960 $1,203   $3,561,439 1
2015/11/21 4 $3,800,850 +7% 2,960 $1,284   $7,362,289 2
2015/11/22 4 $2,518,247 -34% 2,960 $851   $9,880,536 3
2015/11/23 4 $1,133,873 -55% 2,960 $383   $11,014,409 4
2015/11/24 4 $1,543,127 +36% 2,960 $521   $12,557,536 5
2015/11/25 6 $1,676,796 +9% 2,960 $566   $14,234,332 6
2015/11/26 5 $1,668,034 -1% 2,960 $564   $15,902,366 7
2015/11/27 6 $3,216,785 +93% 2,960 $1,087   $19,119,151 8
2015/11/28 6 $3,406,545 +6% 2,960 $1,151   $22,525,696 9
2015/11/29 6 $1,753,131 -49% 2,960 $592   $24,278,827 10
2015/11/30 5 $642,253 -63% 2,960 $217   $24,921,080 11
2015/12/01 5 $866,446 +35% 2,960 $293   $25,787,526 12
2015/12/02 5 $652,386 -25% 2,960 $220   $26,439,912 13
2015/12/03 5 $628,399 -4% 2,960 $212   $27,068,311 14
2015/12/04 6 $1,587,243 +153% 2,794 $568   $28,655,554 15
2015/12/05 6 $2,167,000 +37% 2,794 $776   $30,822,554 16
2015/12/06 6 $1,274,802 -41% 2,794 $456   $32,097,356 17
2015/12/07 5 $491,157 -61% 2,794 $176   $32,588,513 18
2015/12/08 5 $674,661 +37% 2,794 $241   $33,263,174 19
2015/12/09 5 $524,829 -22% 2,794 $188   $33,788,003 20
2015/12/10 5 $517,653 -1% 2,794 $185   $34,305,656 21
2015/12/11 6 $1,251,323 +142% 2,674 $468   $35,556,979 22
2015/12/12 7 $1,731,540 +38% 2,674 $648   $37,288,519 23
2015/12/13 6 $1,150,839 -34% 2,674 $430   $38,439,358 24
2015/12/14 6 $500,249 -57% 2,674 $187   $38,939,607 25
2015/12/15 6 $636,327 +27% 2,674 $238   $39,575,934 26
2015/12/16 6 $506,164 -20% 2,674 $189   $40,082,098 27
2015/12/17 7 $227,966 -55% 2,674 $85   $40,310,064 28
2015/12/18 13 $318,518 +40% 1,235 $258   $40,628,582 29
2015/12/19 13 $460,877 +45% 1,235 $373   $41,089,459 30
2015/12/20 12 $372,639 -19% 1,235 $302   $41,462,098 31
2015/12/21 10 $297,138 -20% 1,235 $241   $41,759,236 32
2015/12/22 10 $318,365 +7% 1,235 $258   $42,077,601 33
2015/12/23 11 $273,303 -14% 1,081 $253   $42,350,904 34
2015/12/24 14 $184,902 -32% 1,081 $171   $42,535,806 35
2015/12/25 - $98,566 -47% 214 $461   $42,634,372 36
2015/12/26 - $70,630 -28% 214 $330   $42,705,002 37
2015/12/27 - $55,369 -22% 214 $259   $42,760,371 38
2015/12/28 - $38,664 -30% 214 $181   $42,799,035 39
2015/12/29 - $40,066 +4% 214 $187   $42,839,101 40
2015/12/30 - $30,014 -25% 214 $140   $42,869,115 41
2015/12/31 - $15,711 -48% 214 $73   $42,884,826 42
2016/01/01 - $37,723 +140% 132 $286   $42,922,549 43
2016/01/02 - $35,890 -5% 132 $272   $42,958,439 44
2016/01/03 - $18,816 -48% 132 $143   $42,977,255 45
2016/01/04 - $10,271 -45% 132 $78   $42,987,526 46
2016/01/05 - $10,395 +1% 132 $79   $42,997,921 47
2016/01/06 - $8,215 -21% 132 $62   $43,006,136 48
2016/01/07 - $7,446 -9% 132 $56   $43,013,582 49

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/11/20 5 $15,902,366   2,960 $5,372   $15,902,366 7
2015/11/27 5 $11,165,945 -30% 2,960 $3,772   $27,068,311 14
2015/12/04 6 $7,237,345 -35% 2,794 $2,590   $34,305,656 21
2015/12/11 6 $6,004,408 -17% 2,674 $2,245   $40,310,064 28
2015/12/18 14 $2,225,742 -63% 1,081 $2,059   $42,535,806 35
2015/12/25 30 $349,020 -84% 214 $1,631   $42,884,826 42
2016/01/01 37 $128,756 -63% 132 $975   $43,013,582 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Aruba 11/26/2015 $0 0 3 7 $16,324 12/21/2015
Australia 12/4/2015 $570,947 182 182 634 $1,912,270 12/29/2015
Austria 11/27/2015 $83,362 47 47 253 $416,734 6/9/2016
Belgium 12/9/2015 $13,791 5 5 7 $20,527 12/21/2015
Bolivia 12/10/2015 $11,373 10 10 13 $20,207 12/21/2015
Bulgaria 11/12/2015 $0 0 17 53 $75,638 1/26/2016
Curacao 11/26/2015 $1,050 1 3 7 $7,165 12/21/2015
Ecuador 12/11/2015 $14,836 18 18 35 $58,507 1/13/2016
Estonia 12/11/2015 $29,931 13 13 23 $56,838 12/21/2015
Germany 11/26/2015 $343,456 226 226 891 $1,186,316 6/9/2016
Iceland 11/27/2015 $12,036 7 7 23 $70,539 1/5/2016
Israel 12/3/2015 $120,757 25 25 138 $743,349 2/9/2016
Jamaica 11/25/2015 $4,651 4 4 6 $9,835 12/8/2015
Latvia 12/11/2015 $15,160 7 7 20 $61,069 1/13/2016
Lithuania 12/11/2015 $27,988 13 50 84 $91,670 1/5/2016
Mexico 12/11/2015 $22,275 40 40 59 $41,202 12/29/2015
Netherlands 12/3/2015 $56,649 25 25 117 $288,634 6/9/2016
New Zealand 12/4/2015 $67,909 39 39 125 $227,964 1/5/2016
Portugal 12/3/2015 $42,528 16 16 83 $219,374 6/9/2016
Romania 12/11/2015 $98,791 50 50 178 $328,004 1/20/2016
South Africa 12/11/2015 $10,899 9 10 28 $65,608 6/9/2016
Spain 12/4/2015 $22,849 34 34 74 $56,822 9/5/2016
Suriname 11/26/2015 $0 0 1 3 $3,958 12/21/2015
Sweden 12/4/2015 $74,703 47 47 149 $323,489 6/9/2016
Trinidad 11/25/2015 $30,990 11 12 37 $89,421 12/21/2015
Ukraine 12/31/2015 $115,184 122 122 232 $287,200 1/26/2016
United Kingdom 12/4/2015 $412,094 279 279 694 $1,185,320 6/9/2016
Venezuela 12/4/2015 $178,013 35 38 101 $1,426,855 1/20/2016
 
Rest of World $100,782
 
International Total$9,391,621 9/5/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/6/2016359,686 59,686$1,014,065$1,014,0654
3/13/20161229,183-51% 88,869$495,819$1,509,8845

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/6/2016342,397 42,397$847,506$847,5064
3/13/2016715,690-63% 58,087$313,638$1,161,1445

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