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Our Idiot Brother (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,814,830Details
International Box Office $1,046,419Details
Worldwide Box Office $25,861,249
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,933,304 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,060,780 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,994,084
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Every family has one: the sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz, Miranda and Natalie, that person is their perennially upbeat brother Ned, an erstwhile organic farmer whose willingness to rely on the honesty of mankind is a less-than-optimum strategy for a tidy, trouble-free existence. Ned may be utterly lacking in common sense, but he is their brother and so, after his girlfriend dumps him and boots him off the farm, his sisters once again come to his rescue. As Liz, Emily and Natalie each take a turn at housing Ned, their brother’s unfailing commitment to honesty creates more than a few messes in their comfortable routines. But as each of their lives begins to unravel, Ned’s family comes to realize that maybe, in believing and trusting the people around him, Ned isn’t such an idiot after all.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
68% - Fresh
Audience
51% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 26th, 2011 (Wide) by Weinstein Co.
International Releases: May 17th, 2012 (Wide) (Austria)
May 17th, 2012 (Wide) (Germany)
May 23rd, 2012 (Wide) (Belgium)
May 31st, 2012 (Wide) (Netherlands)
July 4th, 2012 (Wide) (Italy)
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Video Release: November 29th, 2011 by Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content including nudity, and for language throughout
(Rating bulletin 2178, 6/29/2011)
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Delayed Adulthood, Life on the Outside, Relationship Advice, Relationships Gone Wrong, LGBT, Narcotics
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Big Beach, Likely Story
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,210 $2,211 Nov 18, 2011 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,047 $7,272 Nov 11, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,870 $19,893 Nov 4, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,515 $12,880 Oct 28, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,301 $33,650 Oct 21, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,165 $17,648 Oct 14, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,343 $28,178 Oct 7, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,155 $64,252 Sep 30, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,506 $252,998 Sep 23, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,687 $1,294,791 Sep 16, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,475 $2,650,528 Sep 9, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,013 $5,450,884 Sep 2, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,371 $7,011,631 Aug 26, 2011 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,466 2,555 Aug 26, 2011 3

Cast

   Ned
   Miranda
   Natalie
   Liz
Rashida Jones    Cindy
Hugh Dancy    Christian
Kathryn Hahn    Janet
Shirley Knight    Ilene
Janet Montgomery    Lady Arabella
Steve Coogan    Dylan
T.J. Miller    Billy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Anthony Bregman
Producer    Marc Turtletaub
Producer    Peter Saraf
Executive Producer    Caroline Jaczko
Executive Producer    Stefanie Azpiazu
Executive Producer    John Hodges
Executive Producer    Aleen Keshishian
Screenwriter    Evgenia Peretz
Screenwriter    David Schisgall
Cinematographer    Yaron Orbach
Editor    Andrew Mondshein
Editor    Jacob Craycroft
Production Designer    Inbal Weinberg

Blu-ray Sales: High Definition Looking Blue

December 15th, 2011

The Smurfs led a group of five new releases on the Blu-ray sales chart earning first place in the process. It sold 355,000 units while generating $8.88 million during its first week on the home market, which represents 42% of all units sold. That's a very strong opening week Blu-ray ratio for a live action kids movie. More...

DVD Sales: Smurfs Start the Final Stretch in Style

December 13th, 2011

We are in the final stretch for the Christmas shopping season, but there are still few more summer blockbusters coming out from now till Christmas week. This time around, there were half a dozen new releases on this week's DVD sales chart, led by The Smurfs with 491,000 units / $8.34 million. For a kids' film that sold more than $140 million in tickets, this is slow start. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 29th, 2011

November 29th, 2011

It's another relatively slow week on the home market. The two biggest release of the week don't come out till Friday, while there are few other releases to pick up the slack. As for the search for best and not necessarily the biggest, there are a few contenders. Cave of Forgotten Dreams earned Oscar-worthy reviews and the 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack is a clear contender for Pick of the Week. But in the end I went with Tucker and Dale vs. Evil on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

Featured DVD / Blu-ray Review: Our Idiot Brother

November 27th, 2011

Our Idiot Brother was released in theaters late in the summer and it was never going to be a massive hit at the box office; in fact, it was thought that it might only get a limited release. When it did open, it opened wide, but struggled earning a per theater average of less than $3000 and finishing with just shy of $25 million. On the other hand, it didn't bomb either, because the film cost a mere $5 million to make, while the Weinsteins only paid $6 million for distribution rights. Depending on how much they spent on P&A, the film could break even during its early push onto the home market. Does it deserve to find more success on DVD and Blu-ray? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Painless Labor Marks End of Summer

September 7th, 2011

We had a pleasant surprise over Labor Day long weekend as the holdover held on a lot better than expected, while the new releases were on par with expectations, at least on average. (One struggled, one came within a rounding error of the weekend prediction, and one crushed expectations.) This led to a total box office haul of $107 million from Friday through Sunday and $137 million if you include Monday. By comparison, last year the total box office was $106 million / $133 million. It was a close win, but a win's a win. Overall 2011 is behind 2010 by 4% at $7.46 billion to $7.78 billion. There's a slim chance 2011 will close the gap and come out on top in the end, but in order to do that, it will need to earn bigger victories than it did this weekend. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office was Beyond Help

August 29th, 2011

Hurricane Irene battered the east coast, which may have had a bigger impact at the box office than some were expecting, but at least it wasn't worst case scenario levels. The overall box office plummeted 25% to just $93 million. That wasn't the worst weekend of the year, but it came uncomfortably close. Compared to last year, the box office was down down 19%, meaning the year-to-date decline worsened. With 2011 down by 4.3% at $7.28 billion to $7.60 billion, the year is running out of time to make up the difference. If we go into the holiday season down by $320 million, it might be impossible to make up the ground, no matter how strong the Christmas releases are. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will The Help Clean Up at the Box Office?

August 25th, 2011

Three wide releases this week, Colombiana, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and My Idiot Brother, but it is likely that none will pose much of a threat to The Help, which is likely to repeat at the top of the box office. There could be an interesting race for second place, as there's no clear consensus on which new release is the strongest or the weakest. Unfortunately, this is because all three are equally weak. Worse still, this weekend last year saw two films earn more than $20 million, which is a mark no film this weekend will match. On the other hand, those were the only two films to crack $10 million, while there could be four, or perhaps even five films do the same this weekend. Perhaps depth will help 2011 come out with a win, but I wouldn't be willing to bet money on that. More...

2011 Preview: August

August 1st, 2011

It's that time of year again, the time where we try to guess when Summer ends. According to the real world, Summer ends on the 22nd of September, but in the movie business, summer ends suddenly one weekend in August, and it's never really predictable which weekend that will be. There is some reason to be optimistic, as July ended on a relatively strong note. Both films that were predicted to be monster hits, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, were monster hits. And for every potential $100 million hit that missed expectations, there was another film that topped them. If this momentum can carry forward, then perhaps summer can be extended for for one or two more weeks. August of 2010 was a good end to the Summer with two $100 million movies and a few mid-level hits. I'm not sure if 2011 will be able to replicate that performance, but Summer could end on a high note. 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
2011/08/26 5 $7,011,631   2,555 $2,744   $7,011,631 3
2011/09/02 7 $5,450,884 -22% 2,555 $2,133   $15,686,228 10
2011/09/09 9 $2,650,528 -51% 2,396 $1,106   $21,309,547 17
2011/09/16 14 $1,294,791 -51% 1,747 $741   $23,672,210 24
2011/09/23 28 $252,998 -80% 411 $616   $24,438,384 31
2011/09/30 43 $64,252 -75% 136 $472   $24,603,224 38
2011/10/07 59 $28,178 -56% 67 $421   $24,657,728 45
2011/10/14 71 $17,648 -37% 41 $430   $24,690,360 52
2011/10/21 54 $33,650 +91% 79 $426   $24,732,944 59
2011/10/28 71 $12,880 -62% 51 $253   $24,763,951 66
2011/11/04 61 $19,893 +54% 35 $568   $24,791,760 73
2011/11/11 72 $7,272 -63% 12 $606   $24,809,547 80
2011/11/18 87 $2,211 -70% 6 $369   $24,814,830 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/26 5 $2,390,226   2,555 $936   $2,390,226 1
2011/08/27 6 $2,593,789 +9% 2,555 $1,015   $4,984,015 2
2011/08/28 4 $2,027,616 -22% 2,555 $794   $7,011,631 3
2011/08/29 4 $868,670 -57% 2,555 $340   $7,880,301 4
2011/08/30 4 $995,636 +15% 2,555 $390   $8,875,937 5
2011/08/31 5 $719,057 -28% 2,555 $281   $9,594,994 6
2011/09/01 5 $640,350 -11% 2,555 $251   $10,235,344 7
2011/09/02 8 $1,436,170 +124% 2,555 $562   $11,671,514 8
2011/09/03 8 $1,913,642 +33% 2,555 $749   $13,585,156 9
2011/09/04 7 $2,101,072 +10% 2,555 $822   $15,686,228 10
2011/09/05 9 $1,587,365 -24% 2,555 $621   $17,273,593 11
2011/09/06 6 $564,936 -64% 2,555 $221   $17,838,529 12
2011/09/07 4 $447,648 -21% 2,555 $175   $18,286,177 13
2011/09/08 5 $372,832 -17% 2,555 $146   $18,659,009 14
2011/09/09 9 $835,074 +124% 2,396 $349   $19,494,083 15
2011/09/10 10 $1,199,918 +44% 2,396 $501   $20,694,001 16
2011/09/11 10 $615,546 -49% 2,396 $257   $21,309,547 17
2011/09/12 7 $231,464 -62% 2,396 $97   $21,541,011 18
2011/09/13 7 $313,507 +35% 2,396 $131   $21,854,518 19
2011/09/14 7 $261,359 -17% 2,396 $109   $22,115,877 20
2011/09/15 7 $261,542 n/c 2,396 $109   $22,377,419 21
2011/09/16 14 $408,456 +56% 1,747 $234   $22,785,875 22
2011/09/17 15 $572,329 +40% 1,747 $328   $23,358,204 23
2011/09/18 15 $314,006 -45% 1,747 $180   $23,672,210 24
2011/09/19 12 $121,144 -61% 1,747 $69   $23,793,354 25
2011/09/20 12 $142,925 +18% 1,747 $82   $23,936,279 26
2011/09/21 12 $121,726 -15% 1,747 $70   $24,058,005 27
2011/09/22 12 $127,381 +5% 1,747 $73   $24,185,386 28
2011/09/23 - $81,306 -36% 411 $198   $24,266,692 29
2011/09/24 - $111,358 +37% 411 $271   $24,378,050 30
2011/09/25 - $60,334 -46% 411 $147   $24,438,384 31
2011/09/26 - $22,232 -63% 411 $54   $24,460,616 32
2011/09/27 - $28,802 +30% 411 $70   $24,489,418 33
2011/09/28 - $23,538 -18% 411 $57   $24,512,956 34
2011/09/29 - $26,016 +11% 411 $63   $24,538,972 35
2011/09/30 - $20,517 -21% 136 $151   $24,559,489 36
2011/10/01 - $27,697 +35% 136 $204   $24,587,186 37
2011/10/02 - $16,038 -42% 136 $118   $24,603,224 38
2011/10/03 - $5,786 -64% 136 $43   $24,609,010 39
2011/10/04 - $7,604 +31% 136 $56   $24,616,614 40
2011/10/05 - $6,505 -14% 136 $48   $24,623,119 41
2011/10/06 - $6,431 -1% 136 $47   $24,629,550 42
2011/10/07 - $9,651 +50% 67 $144   $24,639,201 43
2011/10/08 - $11,093 +15% 67 $166   $24,650,294 44
2011/10/09 - $7,434 -33% 67 $111   $24,657,728 45
2011/10/10 - $5,021 -32% 67 $75   $24,662,749 46

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/26 5 $10,235,344   2,555 $4,006   $10,235,344 7
2011/09/02 7 $8,423,675 -18% 2,555 $3,297   $18,659,019 14
2011/09/09 8 $3,718,400 -56% 2,396 $1,552   $22,377,419 21
2011/09/16 12 $1,807,967 -51% 1,747 $1,035   $24,185,386 28
2011/09/23 29 $353,586 -80% 411 $860   $24,538,972 35
2011/09/30 42 $90,578 -74% 136 $666   $24,629,550 42
2011/10/07 57 $43,162 -52% 67 $644   $24,672,712 49
2011/10/14 66 $26,582 -38% 41 $648   $24,699,294 56
2011/10/21 49 $51,777 +95% 79 $655   $24,751,071 63
2011/10/28 66 $20,796 -60% 51 $408   $24,771,867 70
2011/11/04 58 $30,408 +46% 35 $869   $24,802,275 77
2011/11/11 71 $10,344 -66% 12 $862   $24,812,619 84

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Austria 5/17/2012 $6,867 12 12 38 $25,009 12/10/2015
Belgium 5/23/2012 $13,025 14 14 35 $28,606 12/10/2015
Germany 5/17/2012 $46,805 73 73 119 $181,776 12/10/2015
Italy 7/4/2012 $94,349 171 171 390 $317,163 12/11/2015
Netherlands 5/31/2012 $38,543 15 15 37 $93,955 12/10/2015
Switzerland 8/9/2012 $19,796 14 14 14 $59,430 12/11/2015
 
Rest of World $340,480
 
International Total$1,046,419 12/11/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/4/201115100,828 100,828$1,511,412$1,511,4121
12/11/20112173,888-27% 174,716$1,129,009$2,640,4202
12/18/20112762,313-16% 237,029$987,661$3,628,0813
12/25/20112890,574+45% 327,603$1,396,651$5,024,7324

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