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Rachel Getting Married (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,796,861Details
International Box Office $4,678,614
Worldwide Box Office $17,475,475
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,927,904 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $6,927,904
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
85% - Certified Fresh
62% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 3rd, 2008 (Exclusive) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: March 10th, 2009 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and brief sexuality.
Running Time: 113 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Clinica Estetico


Rosemarie DeWitt    Rachel
Bill Irwin    Paul
Tunde Adebimpe    Sidney
Mather Zickel    Kiernan
Anisa George    Emma
Debra Winger    Abby
Anna Deavere Smith    Carol
Robyn Hitchcock    Musician/Guest
Carol East    Guest
Beau Sia    Guest
Carol Jean Lewis    Sidney's Mom
Fab-Five Freddy    Guest
Andre Blake    Guest
Roger Corman    Guest
Tamyra Gray    Guest
Victoria Haynes    Bridesmaid
Kyrah Julian    Sidney's Sister
Roslyn Ruff    Rosa
Sebastian Stan    Walter
Annaleigh Ashford    Quick Stop Cashier
Zafer Tawil    Violin Friend
Eliza Simpson    Wedding P.A.
Quincy Tyler Bernstine    12-Step Receptionist
Melvin Jones    12-Step Speaker
Darrell Larson    12-Step Group Leader
Michele Federer    12-Step Reader
Matthew Stadelmann    12-Step First Timer
Molly Hickock    12-Step Veteran
Big Jim Wheeler    Step Meeting
Josh Broder    Step Meeting
Stephen Richardson    Step Meeting
Bruce Bennetts    Step Meeting
Paul Sparks    Step Meeting
Caroline Goodman-Thomases    Step Meeting
Daniel Wolff    Step Meeting
Jill Dalton    Step Meeting
Joe Alessi    Step Meeting
Jordan Cael    Step Meeting
Tiffany Little Canfield    Step Meeting
Barry Eastmond    Wedding Drummer
Brooklyn Demme    Wedding Guitarist
John Anthony    Sidney's Dad
Herreast Harrison    Sidney's Grandmother
Gonzales Joseph    Cousin Joe
Jerome LePage    Andrew
Moore DeQuina    Rachel's Stylist
Joe Toutebon    Police Officer
Edie Hofstatter    Paramedic
Jaime Garcia    Other Paramedic
Julio Pagan    Tow-Truck Operator
Van Hughes    Wedding Valet
Joyce George    Wedding Photographer
Stephany Boa    Guest Electric Guitarist
Derrick Williams    Dancemaster
Elizabeth Hayes    Susanna Galeano
Marin Ireland    Angela Paylin
Cyro Baptista    Beat the Donkey
Ze Mauricio    Beat the Donkey
Lisette Santiago    Beat the Donkey
Marcus Santos    Beat the Donkey
Eldio Rolim    Beat the Donkey
Michelle Clay    Beat the Donkey
Silvana Marquina    Beat the Donkey
Atlanta Foresyth    Beat the Donkey
Tonia-Cara Forsters    Lady in Red
Kate Rossi    Lady in Red
Susan Helen Van der Griend    Lady in Red
Juliet Teakle    Lady in Red

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jonathan Demme
Producer    Jonathan Demme
Producer    Neda Armian
Producer    Marc Platt
Executive Producer    Ilona Herzberg
Executive Producer    Carol Cuddy
Production Designer    Ford Wheeler
Editor    Tim Squyres
Costume Designer    Susan Lyall
Composer    Zafer Tawil
Composer    Donald Harrison, Jr.
Co-Producer    H.H. Cooper
Casting Director    Bernard Telsey
Associate Producer    Elizabeth Hayes
Associate Producer    Innbo Shim
Associate Producer    Emily Woodburne
Production Supervisor    Mark Kamine
Art Director    Kim Jennings
Set Decorator    Chryss Hionis
Director of Photography    Declan Quinn
Additional Photography    Gerard Sava
Additional Photography    Charles Libin
Costume Supervisor    Barbara J. Hause
Sound Mixer    Jeff Pullman
Re-recording Mixer    Paul Urmson
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul Urmson
Sound Designer    Blake Leyh
Dialogue Editor    Nicholas Renbeck
Dialogue Editor    Igor Nikolic
Music Editor    Suzana Peric
Make up    Evelyne Noraz
Make up    Louise McCarthy
Hairstylist    Alan D'Angerio
Special Make-up Effects    Sunday Englis
Additional Music    Brooklyn Demme
Music Supervisor    Innbo Shim
Song Writer    Robyn Hitchcock
Screenwriter    Jenny Lumet
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Gibson

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March 24th, 2009

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DVD Releases for March 10th, 2009

March 10th, 2009

First run releases let us down again, as the best they can offer is a couple of midlevel hits. There are a few more in the limited release category, including some Awards Season players. However, from that list the best is Let the Right One In on Blu-ray. The best release overall, and the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week is Pinocchio on Blu-ray. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Leading Actors

February 20th, 2009

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest under way, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Female Actor in a Leading Role and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role. More...

Awards Season - Oscar Nods far from Curious

January 22nd, 2009

For a year without an obvious front-runner for the Oscar race, there were not a whole lot of surprises when it came to the nominations. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations today and leading the way was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with thirteen while Slumdog Millionaire was second with ten. More...

Revolution on the Per Theater Chart

December 30th, 2008

Revolutionary Road was nothing short of fantastic on the per theater chart earning a stunning $190,000 in just three theaters for an average of $63,304. Gran Torino saw both is theater count and per theater average grow earning more than $2 million in 84 theaters for a stunning average of $27,652; the film might not earn as many awards as some were expecting, but its box office potential is as high as ever. The Wrestler slipped to third place during is sophomore stint with an average of $21,529 in 18 theaters, but it too should earn some measure of mainstream success. Che continued its Oscar qualifying run with $35,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $17,252. Last Chance Harvey opened with nearly $100,000 in six theaters for an average of $16,210, which would have been very impressive though most of the year, but we've hit such a winning streak recently that is feels merely average. The overall box office leader, Marley & Me earned an average of $10,448, while Waltz with Bashir barely managed to enter the $10,000 club with an average of $10,004 in five theaters. More...

Awards Season - SAG Strikes Back

December 28th, 2008

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced last Friday, but in the holiday rush, they fell through the cracks. Perhaps that's because most SAG talk these days revolves around possible strike action. The big player here is undoubtedly Doubt, which picked up four individual nods and one for its primary cast. More...

Awards Season - The Curious Case of the Frost/Nixon Globe Nominations

December 12th, 2008

The latest set of Awards Season nominations were handed out today as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations. There was not much in the way of surprises, and it is hard to look at one film and say it was the big winner, but Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button come the closest. More...

Awards Season - Ballast, River, and Rachel Getting Nominations

December 2nd, 2008

It's the official start of award season as the Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced today. At first glance, no one film jumps out as the big player, but Frozen River did manage to pull in seven nods, while Rachel Getting Married and Ballast earned six each. More...

No Escape from Per Theater Chart

November 11th, 2008

This week the leader on the per theater chart was also the leader of the overall box office chart as Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa opened with a very impressive average of $15,559 in more than 4,000 theaters. Second place went to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which opened with $250,000 in 17 theaters for an average of $14,887, suggesting at least some potential to expand. The Alphabet Killer was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club, as it earned $11,000 in its lone theater in Rochester, New York. Likewise, JCVD made an impressive debut with just over $20,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $10,060. More...

Weekend Estimates: Madagascar Makes $63.5 Million

November 9th, 2008

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa lit up the box office over the weekend, earning $63.5 million according to Paramount's Sunday estimate. That's the fifth best weekend in November (see complete list), and the second-best outside the Harry Potter franchise, behind only The Incredibles. Madgascar's earnings helped propel the weekend as a whole to a 32% increase from last year, which leaves 2008 leading 2007 by a fraction, year to date. More...

Per Theater Chart takes one on The Chin

November 5th, 2008

We have a surprise upset on the per theater chart as My Name is Bruce came out of nowhere to win the race to the top with $16,432 in one theater. I don't know how well it will expand, and its reviews suggest it won't, but no matter what happens theatrically, it should be a big hit on the home market. Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom remained in second place with an average of $14,866 in five theaters. That was a greater than 50% drop-off, which is extremely high for a limited release and suggests limited potential to expand. Likewise, Synecdoche, New York fell harshly this past weekend but still added almost $100,000 in nine theaters for an average of $11,040. One last note, Let the Right One In expanded its theater count to seven and just missed the $10,000 mark with an average of $9,528. More...

Changeling is Feeling Lucky on the Per Theater Chart

October 28th, 2008

Changeling's weaker than expected reviews didn't hurt it at the box office, at least not its opening weekend. The film topped the per theater chart with an impressive average of $32,601 in 15 theaters. Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom placed a close second with a surprisingly strong average of $30,336 in five theaters. Synecdoche, New York also opened better than expected despite weaker than expected reviews with an average of $19,133 in nine theaters. Let the Right One In did something no horror film has been able to do in a while: survive in limited release. It opened in four theaters with nearly $50,000 for an average of $12,324. Now all it has to do is maintain this momentum as it expands. The final film in the $10,000 club was the overall box office leader, High School Musical 3, which opened with an average of $11,601 in saturation release. More...

King of the Per Theater Chart

October 22nd, 2008

The Elephant King topped the per theater chart with $15,959, which was earned in just one theater. Second place went to Happy-Go-Lucky with an average of $11,994, which is more impressive when you take into account that it more than doubled its theater count. One last note, Frontrunners made $6,888 in one theater over the weekend, but it has made $10,011 since Wednesday. More...

Per Theater Chart is Rocking

October 15th, 2008

Two limited releases performed amazingly on this week's per theater chart with RocknRolla earning first place with an average of $20,672 in seven theaters. Second place went to Happy-Go-Lucky with an average of $18,467 in four. Meanwhile, last week's winner, Rachel Getting Married, remained potent with an average of $16,505, despite tripling its theater count. More...

Rachel Gets Hitched to Per Theater Chart

October 7th, 2008

It was a light week for limited releases, but we had one of the best results of the year on the per theater chart with Rachel Getting Married earning an amazing $32,597. More...

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A busy week for new releases with more than a dozen sites here, but most were just average. The best of this week's selection was the Official Site for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, which has enough of the basics, extras, and style to stand out. More...

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October 5th, 2008

Beverly Hills Chihuahua rose above a very crowded field of openers to claim the box office crown, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The movie scored Disney's biggest opening weekend in October with an estimated $29 million. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist also performed well with a $12 million debut in 2,421 theaters. That's a great return for a movie with a budget reported at $13 million. The other strong performer was Appaloosa, which expanded to 1,045 theaters and pulled in $5.015 million for an impressive 5th place. The rest of the wide openers didn't fare so well, although a couple of limited releases impressed... More...

Burying the Limited Releases

October 3rd, 2008

Just a trio of limited releases, including a Canadian film making its debut south of the border. (That's south of the Canadian border.) More...

Cast Updates - August 7, 2008

August 7th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Edge of Darkness, Inglorious Bastards, Rachel Getting Married, and more! More...

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August 3rd, 2008

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Compare this performance with other movies…

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/19 35 $23,718   62 $383   $10,758,023 109
2009/02/16 40 $26,856   87 $309   $12,104,548 137

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/03 27 $293,369   9 $32,597   $293,369 3
2008/10/10 25 $445,628 +52% 27 $16,505   $863,746 10
2008/10/17 19 $657,646 +48% 69 $9,531   $1,693,047 17
2008/10/24 18 $821,863 +25% 112 $7,338   $2,731,710 24
2008/10/31 17 $711,380 -13% 133 $5,349   $3,691,540 31
2008/11/07 15 $1,505,507 +112% 391 $3,850   $5,415,820 38
2008/11/14 14 $1,051,365 -30% 391 $2,689   $6,945,965 45
2008/11/21 14 $751,611 -29% 300 $2,505   $8,003,380 52
2008/11/28 15 $530,210 -29% 216 $2,455   $8,802,274 59
2008/12/05 17 $285,331 -46% 170 $1,678   $9,226,246 66
2008/12/12 22 $221,323 -22% 151 $1,466   $9,560,874 73
2008/12/19 26 $130,230 -41% 115 $1,132   $9,785,033 80
2008/12/26 33 $131,440 +1% 65 $2,022   $10,017,383 87
2009/01/02 29 $166,733 +27% 67 $2,489   $10,307,424 94
2009/01/09 28 $179,805 +8% 96 $1,873   $10,558,970 101
2009/01/16 36 $102,683 -43% 62 $1,656   $10,734,305 108
2009/01/23 28 $459,641 +348% 370 $1,242   $11,252,249 115
2009/01/30 31 $223,075 -51% 220 $1,014   $11,659,863 122
2009/02/06 41 $133,042 -40% 95 $1,400   $11,892,890 129
2009/02/13 43 $124,494 -6% 87 $1,431   $12,077,692 136
2009/02/20 33 $204,246 +64% 264 $774   $12,354,351 143
2009/02/27 44 $111,893 -45% 115 $973   $12,566,167 150
2009/03/06 44 $64,263 -43% 76 $846   $12,685,530 157
2009/03/13 49 $36,329 -43% 55 $661   $12,748,504 164
2009/03/20 66 $13,154 -64% 24 $548   $12,779,409 171
2009/03/27 92 $2,649 -80% 5 $530   $12,788,219 178
2009/04/03 101 $2,155 -19% 4 $539   $12,792,587 185
2009/04/10 104 $1,169 -46% 2 $585   $12,794,218 192
2009/04/17 108 $999 -15% 2 $500   $12,796,277 199

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/15/200911126,302 126,302$2,524,777$2,524,7771
3/22/20091641,191-67% 167,493$823,408$3,348,1852
3/29/20092730,421-26% 197,914$608,116$3,956,3013

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