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Obvious Child (2014)

Obvious Child poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,122,616Details
International Box Office $201,454Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,324,070
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $175,835 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $66,307 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $242,142
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s drunken hookup—and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment—turns out to be the beginning of a totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 6,417 $3,122,616
All Time International Box Office 6,937 $201,454
All Time Worldwide Box Office 8,108 $3,324,070
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 776 $3,122,616
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 2,048 $3,122,616
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 2,050 $201,454
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 2,382 $3,324,070

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 6th, 2014 (Limited) by A24
Video Release: October 7th, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2320, 4/30/2014)
Running Time: 83 minutes
Comparisons: vs. La navaja de Don Juan
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, One Night Stand, Unexpected Pregnancy, Stand-Up Comedy, Fired, Delayed Adulthood, Voiceover/Narration, Jewish, Interfaith Romance, Non-Chronological, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Director Remaking Their Own Movie, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author
Source:Based on Short Film
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Rooks Nest Entertainment, Sundial Pictures, Votiv Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,591 $2,774 Oct 3, 2014 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 701 $2,774 Oct 3, 2014 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 484 $925 Oct 3, 2014 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 1,829 $2,987 Sep 26, 2014 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 779 $2,987 Sep 26, 2014 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 830 $597 Sep 26, 2014 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,098 $3,369 Sep 19, 2014 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 875 $3,369 Sep 19, 2014 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 990 $562 Sep 19, 2014 108
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 2,268 $9,321 Sep 5, 2014 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 761 $9,321 Sep 5, 2014 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 666 $1,036 Sep 5, 2014 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 2,152 $22,911 Aug 29, 2014 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 580 $22,911 Aug 29, 2014 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 383 $1,527 Aug 29, 2014 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 2,430 $25,500 Aug 22, 2014 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 637 $25,500 Aug 22, 2014 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 365 $1,700 Aug 22, 2014 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 2,822 $22,988 Aug 15, 2014 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 779 $22,988 Aug 15, 2014 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 862 $1,095 Aug 15, 2014 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 2,885 $36,765 Aug 8, 2014 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 729 $36,765 Aug 8, 2014 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 1,046 $1,050 Aug 8, 2014 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 2,731 $68,988 Aug 1, 2014 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 621 $68,988 Aug 1, 2014 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 688 $1,568 Aug 1, 2014 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 3,039 $77,878 Jul 25, 2014 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 693 $77,878 Jul 25, 2014 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,167 $1,236 Jul 25, 2014 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,694 $172,584 Jul 18, 2014 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 516 $172,584 Jul 18, 2014 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 865 $1,798 Jul 18, 2014 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 3,046 $219,325 Jul 11, 2014 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 527 $219,325 Jul 11, 2014 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,241 $1,637 Jul 11, 2014 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 3,192 $374,447 Jul 4, 2014 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 439 $374,447 Jul 4, 2014 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,365 $1,854 Jul 4, 2014 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 3,507 $549,878 Jun 27, 2014 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 353 $549,878 Jun 27, 2014 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,058 $2,806 Jun 27, 2014 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,696 $245,164 Jun 20, 2014 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 705 $245,164 Jun 20, 2014 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 827 $4,458 Jun 20, 2014 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,488 $133,857 Jun 13, 2014 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,082 $133,857 Jun 13, 2014 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 816 $7,437 Jun 13, 2014 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,451 $77,315 Jun 6, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,691 $77,315 Jun 6, 2014 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 267 $25,772 Jun 6, 2014 3
Theater Average Limited Release 347 $25,772 Jun 6, 2014 3
Top 2014 Theater Average Limited Release 28 $25,772 Jun 6, 2014 3
Never Wide Domestic 958 $3,122,616 Jun 6, 2014 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,385 $3,122,616 Jun 6, 2014 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 515 199 Jun 6, 2014 0

Cast

   Donna
Jake Lacy    Max
Gaby Hoffmann    Nellie
Gabe Liedman    Joey
Richard Kind    Jacob
Polly Draper    Nancy
David Cross    Sam
Paul Briganti    Ryan

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Gillian Robespierre
Story Creator    Anna Bean
Story Creator    Karen Maine
Story Creator    Elisabeth Holm
Story Creator    Gillian Robespierre
Producer    Elisabeth Holm
Executive Producer    Julia Godzinskaya
Executive Producer    David Kaplan
Executive Producer    Stefan Nowicki

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/06 31 $77,315   3 $25,772   $77,315 3
2014/06/13 31 $133,857 +73% 18 $7,437   $251,422 10
2014/06/20 21 $245,164 +83% 55 $4,458   $578,887 17
2014/06/27 15 $549,878 +124% 196 $2,806   $1,279,508 24
2014/07/04 20 $374,447 -32% 202 $1,854   $1,918,521 31
2014/07/11 26 $219,325 -41% 134 $1,637   $2,344,845 38
2014/07/18 30 $172,584 -21% 96 $1,798   $2,635,473 45
2014/07/25 41 $77,878 -55% 63 $1,236   $2,792,214 52
2014/08/01 41 $68,988 -11% 44 $1,568   $2,897,422 59
2014/08/08 49 $36,765 -47% 35 $1,050   $2,970,070 66
2014/08/15 54 $22,988 -37% 21 $1,095   $3,014,736 73
2014/08/22 53 $25,500 +11% 15 $1,700   $3,050,024 80
2014/08/29 61 $22,911 -10% 15 $1,527   $3,078,989 87
2014/09/05 75 $9,321 -59% 9 $1,036   $3,094,858 94
2014/09/19 84 $3,369   6 $562   $3,112,457 108
2014/09/26 85 $2,987 -11% 5 $597   $3,117,952 115
2014/10/03 81 $2,774 -7% 3 $925   $3,122,616 122

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/06 32 $117,565   3 $39,188   $117,565 7
2014/06/13 31 $216,158 +84% 18 $12,009   $333,723 14
2014/06/20 21 $395,907 +83% 55 $7,198   $729,630 21
2014/06/27 19 $814,444 +106% 196 $4,155   $1,544,074 28
2014/07/04 21 $581,446 -29% 202 $2,878   $2,125,520 35
2014/07/11 27 $337,369 -42% 134 $2,518   $2,462,889 42
2014/07/18 32 $251,447 -25% 96 $2,619   $2,714,336 49
2014/08/29 60 $29,459   15 $1,964   $3,085,537 91
2014/09/19 80 $5,877   6 $980   $3,114,965 112
2014/09/26 86 $4,877 -17% 5 $975   $3,119,842 119

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