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Please Give (2010)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,033,574Details
International Box Office $536,604
Worldwide Box Office $4,570,178
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
86% - Certified Fresh
Audience
64% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$3,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 30th, 2010 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: October 19th, 2010 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexual content and nudity.
Comparisons: vs. The Royal Tenenbaums
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 605 $1,514 Oct 15, 2010 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 809 $560 Oct 8, 2010 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 852 $958 Oct 1, 2010 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,142 $242 Sep 24, 2010 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 984 $2,842 Sep 17, 2010 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,205 $2,051 Sep 10, 2010 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,393 $2,105 Sep 3, 2010 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 908 $29,840 Aug 27, 2010 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,375 $12,380 Aug 20, 2010 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,479 $18,488 Aug 13, 2010 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,646 $21,845 Aug 6, 2010 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,888 $22,723 Jul 30, 2010 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,021 $28,823 Jul 23, 2010 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,982 $50,642 Jul 16, 2010 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,557 $125,392 Jul 9, 2010 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,555 $172,141 Jul 2, 2010 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,408 $276,398 Jun 25, 2010 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,279 $475,334 Jun 18, 2010 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,161 $285,241 Jun 11, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,853 $264,567 Jun 4, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,714 $200,438 May 28, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,190 $236,553 May 21, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,644 $248,172 May 14, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,018 $241,158 May 7, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,940 $118,123 Apr 30, 2010 3

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October 18th, 2010

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August 30th, 2010

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June 29th, 2010

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June 21st, 2010

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May 5th, 2010

Please Give opened on top of the per theater chart with an impressive average of $23,625 in 5 theaters. This suggests significant room for expansion. With summer less than a week away, it could even be the first limited release of the season to expand enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. It wouldn't be the first Nicole Holofcener film to do so. The Human Centipede earned $12,424 in its lone theater during its opening weekend. Meanwhile, the overall box office leader, A Nightmare on Elm Street, just missed the $10,000 club with an average of $9,875. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/04/30 36 $118,123   5 $23,625   $118,123 3
2010/05/07 27 $241,158 +104% 26 $9,275   $403,514 10
2010/05/14 26 $248,172 +3% 49 $5,065   $735,467 17
2010/05/21 26 $236,553 -5% 53 $4,463   $1,061,574 24
2010/05/28 26 $200,438 -15% 50 $4,009   $1,339,892 31
2010/06/04 19 $264,567 +32% 87 $3,041   $1,707,150 38
2010/06/11 21 $285,241 +8% 103 $2,769   $2,088,042 45
2010/06/18 16 $475,334 +67% 272 $1,748   $2,657,874 52
2010/06/25 21 $276,398 -42% 219 $1,262   $3,134,688 59
2010/07/02 28 $172,141 -38% 145 $1,187   $3,436,808 66
2010/07/09 32 $125,392 -27% 100 $1,254   $3,691,422 73
2010/07/16 40 $50,642 -60% 64 $791   $3,800,863 80
2010/07/23 45 $28,823 -43% 40 $721   $3,850,788 87
2010/07/30 50 $22,723 -21% 35 $649   $3,889,942 94
2010/08/06 57 $21,845 -4% 30 $728   $3,923,519 101
2010/08/13 59 $18,488 -15% 23 $804   $3,951,079 108
2010/08/20 68 $12,380 -33% 18 $688   $3,973,406 115
2010/08/27 52 $29,840 +141% 45 $663   $4,010,320 122
2010/09/03 95 $2,105 -93% 13 $162   $4,020,906 129
2010/09/10 107 $2,051 -3% 4 $513   $4,024,536 136
2010/09/17 103 $2,842 +39% 4 $711   $4,028,339 143
2010/09/24 131 $242 -91% 3 $81   $4,029,294 150
2010/10/01 117 $958 +296% 8 $120   $4,030,504 157
2010/10/08 124 $560 -42% 1 $560   $4,031,467 164
2010/10/15 111 $1,514 +170% 2 $757   $4,033,268 171

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/05/31 26 $55,398   50 $1,108   $1,395,290 32
2010/07/05 28 $61,335   145 $423   $3,498,143 67
2010/09/06 92 $782   13 $60   $4,021,688 130

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/04/30 35 $162,356   5 $32,471   $162,356 7
2010/05/07 25 $324,939 +100% 26 $12,498   $487,295 14
2010/05/14 27 $337,726 +4% 49 $6,892   $825,021 21
2010/05/21 28 $314,433 -7% 53 $5,933   $1,139,454 28
2010/05/28 28 $303,129 -4% 50 $6,063   $1,442,583 35
2010/06/04 21 $360,218 +19% 87 $4,140   $1,802,801 42
2010/06/11 14 $1,379,739 +283% 103 $13,396   $2,182,540 49
2010/06/18 16 $675,750 -51% 272 $2,484   $2,858,290 56
2010/06/25 25 $406,377 -40% 219 $1,856   $3,264,667 63
2010/07/02 27 $301,363 -26% 145 $2,078   $3,566,030 70
2010/07/09 33 $184,191 -39% 100 $1,842   $3,750,221 77
2010/07/16 42 $71,744 -61% 64 $1,121   $3,821,965 84
2010/07/23 44 $45,254 -37% 40 $1,131   $3,867,219 91
2010/07/30 52 $34,455 -24% 35 $984   $3,901,674 98
2010/08/06 59 $30,917 -10% 30 $1,031   $3,932,591 105
2010/08/13 60 $28,435 -8% 23 $1,236   $3,961,026 112
2010/08/20 67 $19,454 -32% 18 $1,081   $3,980,480 119
2010/08/27 54 $38,321 +97% 45 $852   $4,018,801 126
2010/09/03 94 $3,684 -90% 13 $283   $4,022,485 133
2010/09/10 109 $3,012 -18% 4 $753   $4,025,497 140
2010/09/17 109 $3,555 +18% 4 $889   $4,029,052 147
2010/09/24 127 $494 -86% 3 $165   $4,029,546 154
2010/10/01 117 $1,361 +176% 8 $170   $4,030,907 161
2010/10/08 124 $847 -38% 1 $847   $4,031,754 168
2010/10/15 119 $1,820 +115% 2 $910   $4,033,574 175

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