Raising Helen

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,485,528Details
International Box Office $5,854,774
Worldwide Box Office $43,340,302
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 RottenAudience Upright
Critics
23% - Rotten
Audience
61% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 28th, 2004 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic issues involving teens
Running Time: 119 minutes
Keywords: Unexpected Families
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Mandeville Films, Ashok Amritraj

Cast

   Helen Harris
John Corbett    Pastor Dan
Joan Cusack    Jenny
Hector Elizondo    Mickey Massey
Helen Mirren    Dominique
Hayden Panettiere    Audrey
Spencer Breslin    Henry
Abigail Breslin    Sarah
Sakina Jaffrey    Nilma Prasad
Kevin Kilner    Ed Portman
Felicity Huffman    Lindsay Davis
Sean O'Bryan    Paul Davis
Erinn Bartlett    Fashion Show Model
Paris Hilton    Amber
Amber Valletta    Martina
Larry Miller    Car Buyer
Ron Rogge    Mourner

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jack Amiel
Screenwriter    Michael Begler
Story Creator    Patrick J. Clifton
Story Creator    Beth Rigazio
Producer    Ashok Amritraj
Producer    David Hoberman
Executive Producer    Mario Iscovich
Executive Producer    Ellen H. Schwartz
Co-Producer    Todd Lieberman
Co-Producer    Karen Stirgwolt
Cinematographer    Charles Minsky
Cinematographer    Bruce Green
Editor    Tara Timpone
Composer    John Debney
Music Supervisor    Dawn Soler
Production Designer    Steven Jordan
Art Director    Bill Hiney
Set Decorator    Suzette Sheets
Costume Designer    Gary Jones
Sound Mixer    Thomas Causey
Associate Producer    David Scharf
Assistant Director    Ellen H. Schwartz
Second Unit Director    Scott Marshall
Second Unit Director    David H. Venghaus, Jr.
Casting Director    Mali Finn

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/05/28 3 $3,700,000   2,717 $1,362   $3,700,000 1
2004/05/29 4 $3,895,385 +5% 2,717 $1,434   $7,441,019 2
2004/05/30 4 $3,544,578 -9% 2,717 $1,305   $10,985,597 3
2004/05/31 4 $3,253,655 -8% 2,717 $1,198   $14,239,252 4
2004/06/01 4 $1,109,000 -66% 2,717 $408   $15,348,000 5
2004/06/02 3 $1,090,000 -2% 2,717 $401   $16,439,000 6
2004/06/03 3 $1,076,000 -1% 2,717 $396   $17,514,000 7
2004/06/04 4 $2,000,000 +86% 2,721 $735   $19,500,000 8
2004/06/05 4 $2,663,929 +33% 2,721 $979   $22,278,308 9
2004/06/06 5 $1,786,408 -33% 2,721 $657   $24,064,716 10
2004/06/07 4 $761,000 -57% 2,721 $280   $24,826,000 11
2004/06/08 4 $884,000 +16% 2,721 $325   $25,710,000 12
2004/06/09 4 $911,000 +3% 2,721 $335   $26,621,000 13
2004/06/10 4 $957,000 +5% 2,721 $352   $27,579,000 14
2004/06/11 7 $1,200,000 +25% 2,103 $571   $28,800,000 15
2004/06/12 7 $1,530,551 +28% 2,103 $728   $30,352,190 16
2004/06/13 8 $931,922 -39% 2,103 $443   $31,284,112 17
2004/06/14 7 $526,000 -44% 2,103 $250   $31,810,000 18
2004/06/15 7 $551,000 +5% 2,103 $262   $32,360,000 19
2004/06/16 8 $476,000 -14% 1,633 $291   $32,837,000 20
2004/06/17 8 $491,000 +3% 1,633 $301   $33,328,000 21

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/05/28 4 $10,985,597   2,717 $4,043   $10,985,597 3
2004/06/04 4 $6,550,342 -40% 2,721 $2,407   $24,064,716 10
2004/06/11 7 $3,705,336 -43% 2,103 $1,762   $31,284,112 17
2004/06/18 11 $1,292,792 -65% 1,261 $1,025   $34,620,345 24
2004/06/25 18 $359,663 -72% 409 $879   $35,836,206 31
2004/07/02 28 $140,863 -61% 219 $643   $36,168,013 38
2004/07/09 36 $106,708 -24% 149 $716   $36,425,010 45
2004/07/16 43 $64,279 -40% 107 $601   $36,569,331 52
2004/07/23 31 $166,324 +159% 241 $690   $36,781,917 59
2004/07/30 34 $131,352 -21% 213 $617   $37,065,066 66
2004/08/06 42 $86,321 -34% 156 $553   $37,262,583 73
2004/08/13 54 $53,840 -38% 116 $464   $37,379,556 80
2004/08/20 62 $33,097 -39% 65 $509   $37,451,587 87
2004/08/27 72 $9,786 -70% 20 $489   $37,480,459 94
2004/09/03 90 $1,876 -81% 8 $235   $37,485,528 101

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