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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,342,852Details
International Box Office $6,373,339
Worldwide Box Office $26,716,191
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,662,528 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,662,528
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
81% - Certified Fresh
Audience
59% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 9th, 2006 (Wide) by Picturehouse
Video Release: October 10th, 2006 by New Line Home Video, released as Prairie Home Companion, A
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for risque humor
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Sandcastle 5 Productions, Prairie Home Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,325 $6,655 Oct 6, 2006 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,287 $16,164 Sep 29, 2006 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,251 $35,214 Sep 22, 2006 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,564 $26,059 Sep 15, 2006 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,446 $57,549 Sep 8, 2006 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,732 $49,794 Sep 1, 2006 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,779 $68,023 Aug 25, 2006 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,909 $82,539 Aug 18, 2006 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,863 $122,180 Aug 11, 2006 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,829 $174,853 Aug 4, 2006 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,729 $282,311 Jul 28, 2006 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,854 $405,183 Jul 21, 2006 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,952 $683,858 Jul 14, 2006 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,400 $851,490 Jul 7, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,577 $1,421,929 Jun 30, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,676 $2,300,426 Jun 23, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,105 $2,846,704 Jun 16, 2006 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,067 $4,566,293 Jun 9, 2006 3

Cast

   Lefty
   Axeman
   G.K.
   Guy Noir
   Lola Johnson
   The Dangerous Woman
   Dusty
   Molly
   Bonnie Johnson
   Rhonda Johnson
Marylouise Burke    Lunch Lady
L.Q. Jones    Chuck Akers
Tim Russell    Al
Sue Scott    Donna
Tom Keith    Himself
Jearlyn Steele    Herself
Robin Williams    Himself
Linda Williams    Herself
Prudence Johnson    Herself
Christopher K. Grap    Axeman's Chauffeur
Debbie Delisi    Lobby Usher

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Garrison Keillor
Story Creator    Garrison Keillor
Story Creator    Ken Lazebnik
Producer    David Levy
Producer    Tony Judge
Producer    Joshua Astrachan
Producer    Wren Arthur
Producer    Robert Altman
Executive Producer    William Pohlad
Executive Producer    John Penotti
Executive Producer    Fisher Stevens
Executive Producer    George Sheanshang
Associate Producer    Lowell Dubrinsky
Director of Photography    Ed Lachman
Editor    Jacob Craycroft
Production Designer    Dina Goldman
Costume Designer    Catherine Marie Thomas
Additional Music-Music Arranged and Conducted by    Richard Dworsky
Casting Director    Pam Dixon
Assistant Director    Vebe Borge
Unit Production Manager    Julie Hartley
Art Director    Jeffrey Schoeny
Set Decorator    Tora Peterson
Costume Supervisor    Jane Myers-Williams
Sound Mixer    Drew Kunin
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Barry
Re-recording Mixer    Martin Czembor
Supervising Sound Editor    Eliza Paley
Sound Editor    Dan Korintus
Sound Editor    Mariusz Glabinski
Sound Editor    Bruce Kitzmeyer
Supervising Music Editor    Annette Kudrak
Make up    Kimberly Greene
Make up    Natalie A. Hale
Hairstylist    Bridget Cook
Hairstylist    Roxanne Wightman

Award Season - Fighting for Independence

November 29th, 2006

As always, Award Season officially begins with the announcing of the Independent Spirit Award nominations. While this is the first major awards to announce their nominations, they are one of the last to hand them out so the nominees have a long wait ahead of them. More...

Click's Appeal is Universal

October 21st, 2006

Three of the top five renters this week were new releases including the number one film, Click with $11.34 million during its first week of release. More...

DVD Releases for October 10, 2006

October 10th, 2006

The Thanksgiving long weekend signifies the start of the holiday shopping season... Of course, that's the American Thanksgiving, which occurs sometime in November. The Canadian Thanksgiving, which occurred this weekend, is most closely associated with the start of Hockey season. (Have I mentioned how much I hate the New York Rangers? I have. Good.) However, just because shopping season has officially started, doesn't mean it's a slow week. Far from it. This week there was a bumper crop of contenders for the DVD Pick of the Week. I narrowed the list to two TV on DVD releases (Scrubs - The Complete Fourth Season - Buy from Amazon and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law - Volume 2 - Buy from Amazon) and two limited releases, (Twelve and Holding - Buy from Amazon and A Prairie Home Companion - Buy from Amazon). If I was forced at gunpoint to choose just one, it would be Scrubs - The Complete Fourth Season - Buy from Amazon, but I can all but guarantee all four, and a few others, will end up in my DVD collection. More...

Pixar Wrestles Crown from Jack Black

June 19th, 2006

Every film in the top five missed our Friday predictions this weekend and this led to a small 1.4% drop off from last weekend. Overall, box office was in $152 million. On the other hand, this was up by 11.6% from the same weekend last year. Strangely, even though the weekend numbers were better this year, the 2006 summer season still slipped behind last year's pace $1.19 billion to $1.34 billion. This was in part due to Batman Begins strong midweek opening. More...

Pixar Wins, but Victory not as Sweet as in Years Past

June 12th, 2006

The weekend went more or less according to plan. Cars won the box office crown with ease, but it just didn't quite earn as much as most had expected. This didn't hurt the overall box office too much as it reached $154 million, up 13.3% from last weekend and more importantly up 6.8% from the same weekend last year. This puts the summer box office even with last year while year-to-date 2006 is up by 3%. More...

International Details - Re-Volving Door

June 11th, 2006

The final weekend before the start of World Cup saw Volver become the latest best of the rest finishing sixth with $4.46 million on 863 screens in 5 markets for a total of $27.25 million. The film was again led by its performance in France where it grew for the second week in a row up 14% to $3.02 million on 404 screens for a total of $9.09 million while in Italy it grew by 28% to $1.44 million on 268 screens for a total of $5.61 million after three weeks. In both of those markets the film is on pace to top such worldwide blockbusters as Mission: Impossible 3, something nobody would have predicted before the start of the summer. Even more impressively, it is about a week away from France becoming the film's most lucrative market topping the $11.94 million it made in its native Spain. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 3rd - June 9

June 9th, 2006

It was a slow week it terms of major updates and that allowed the Fanboy in me to grant The Transformers - Official Site the gloriously premature Weekly Website Award. Let's hope the full site lives up to this title. More...

Pixar Running on Empty?

June 8th, 2006

Movie analysts are holding their breath to see if Cars will be the first misstep from Pixar. It is true that the film is earning much weaker reviews than the company has averaged, but it still should be a massive box office hit. More...

2006 Preview: June

June 1st, 2006

May might have gotten off to a slow start, but it sure made up for it in the end. June looks to keep up the fast pace, but out of the dozen or so movies opening wide this month, only two look like they have to potential to be monster hits and after that there is a huge drop-off in box office potential. There are a few others that should earn their keep, and maybe one or two that will surprise, but most look average at best. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 6 - May 12

May 12th, 2006

There's a better than average selection on this week's list, but for the vast majority of the sites, there are only minor changes. The best of the bunch is Click - Official Site but there are a several other sites on this week's list that are just a update or two away from being an award winning site. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 21 - April 28

April 28th, 2006

The first of the new Friday edition Weekly Website Review column is here, but not without a hitch. We had a bit of a power outage early in the day so I did what any modern man would do when faced with the prospects of going without the Internet for an undetermined amount of time, I took a nap. Fortunately, I was mostly done before the power went out so there was no real affect on this week's list, but I am starting to this that this column is cursed. As for the list, its pretty average with the best of the bunch being A Scanner Darkly - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 3 - March 9

March 9th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. This week's winner was one of last week's best sites, She's the Man - Official Site, which added a lot of content this week including some old stuff that was off site for previous weeks. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/06/09 7 $4,566,293   760 $6,008   $4,566,293 3
2006/06/16 11 $2,846,704 -38% 767 $3,711   $9,067,068 10
2006/06/23 12 $2,300,426 -19% 752 $3,059   $12,575,667 17
2006/06/30 14 $1,421,929 -38% 717 $1,983   $14,903,554 24
2006/07/07 15 $851,490 -40% 653 $1,304   $16,826,950 31
2006/07/14 16 $683,858 -20% 536 $1,276   $17,968,131 38
2006/07/21 18 $405,183 -41% 297 $1,364   $18,725,144 45
2006/07/28 23 $282,311 -30% 214 $1,319   $19,201,207 52
2006/08/04 30 $174,853 -38% 182 $961   $19,526,434 59
2006/08/11 39 $122,180 -30% 164 $745   $19,741,512 66
2006/08/18 47 $82,539 -32% 108 $764   $19,894,800 73
2006/08/25 47 $68,023 -18% 85 $800   $20,003,735 80
2006/09/01 51 $49,794 -27% 90 $553   $20,082,560 87
2006/09/08 49 $57,549 +16% 118 $488   $20,172,050 94
2006/09/15 63 $26,059 -55% 87 $300   $20,229,607 101
2006/09/22 57 $35,214 +35% 72 $489   $20,287,335 108
2006/09/29 70 $16,164 -54% 44 $367   $20,318,547 115
2006/10/06 75 $6,655 -59% 20 $333   $20,338,609 122

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/06/09 7 $1,419,379   760 $1,868   $1,419,379 1
2006/06/10 7 $1,936,706 +36% 760 $2,548   $3,356,085 2
2006/06/11 7 $1,210,208 -38% 760 $1,592   $4,566,293 3
2006/06/12 7 $420,000 -65% 760 $553   $4,986,000 4
2006/06/13 7 $405,000 -4% 760 $533   $5,391,000 5
2006/06/14 7 $415,000 +2% 760 $546   $5,806,000 6
2006/06/15 7 $402,483 -3% 760 $530   $6,220,364 7
2006/07/14 16 $178,000   536 $332   $17,462,000 36
2006/07/15 15 $317,000 +78% 536 $591   $17,779,000 37
2006/07/16 15 $231,000 -27% 536 $431   $17,968,131 38
2006/07/17 17 $90,000 -61% 536 $168   $18,191,000 39
2006/07/18 17 $94,000 +4% 536 $175   $18,285,000 40
2006/07/19 17 $90,000 -4% 536 $168   $18,375,000 41
2006/07/20 17 $88,000 -2% 536 $164   $18,319,961 42
2006/09/04 48 $15,123   90 $168   $20,097,683 88

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/06/09 7 $6,220,364   760 $8,185   $6,220,364 7
2006/06/16 11 $4,054,877 -35% 767 $5,287   $10,275,241 14
2006/06/23 13 $3,206,384 -21% 752 $4,264   $13,481,625 21
2006/06/30 15 $2,493,835 -22% 717 $3,478   $15,975,460 28
2006/07/07 15 $1,308,813 -48% 653 $2,004   $17,284,273 35
2006/07/14 16 $1,035,688 -21% 536 $1,932   $18,319,961 42
2006/07/21 19 $598,935 -42% 297 $2,017   $18,918,896 49
2006/07/28 23 $432,685 -28% 214 $2,022   $19,351,581 56
2006/08/04 32 $267,751 -38% 182 $1,471   $19,619,332 63
2006/08/11 40 $192,929 -28% 164 $1,176   $19,812,261 70
2006/08/18 48 $123,451 -36% 108 $1,143   $19,935,712 77
2006/08/25 48 $97,054 -21% 85 $1,142   $20,032,766 84
2006/09/01 54 $81,735 -16% 90 $908   $20,114,501 91
2006/09/08 49 $89,047 +9% 118 $755   $20,203,548 98
2006/09/15 60 $48,573 -45% 87 $558   $20,252,121 105
2006/09/22 56 $50,262 +3% 72 $698   $20,302,383 112
2006/09/29 62 $29,571 -41% 44 $672   $20,331,954 119
2006/10/06 82 $10,898 -63% 20 $545   $20,342,852 126

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/15/20069118,167 118,167$2,054,924$2,054,9241
10/22/20062261,824-48% 179,991$1,235,862$3,290,7862

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