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The Reader (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,194,407Details
International Box Office $78,824,883
Worldwide Box Office $113,019,290
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,214,968 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,214,968
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  1. Summary
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous crime, and as she refuses to defend herself, Michael gradually realizes his boyhood love may be guarding a secret she considers to be more shameful than murder.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
61% - Fresh
Audience
79% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$32,500,000
Domestic Releases: December 10th, 2008 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: April 14th, 2009 by Weinstein Co./Genius
MPAA Rating: R for some scenes of sexuality and nudity
Running Time: 122 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Magnolia
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Mirage Enterprises, Neunte Babelsberg Films GmbH
Production Countries: Germany,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 764 $4,366 May 8, 2009 152
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 675 $13,546 May 1, 2009 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 708 $20,822 Apr 24, 2009 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 599 $55,229 Apr 17, 2009 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 531 $105,107 Apr 10, 2009 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 418 $192,085 Apr 3, 2009 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 335 $308,495 Mar 27, 2009 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 252 $535,983 Mar 20, 2009 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 128 $1,309,669 Mar 13, 2009 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 97 $1,925,918 Mar 6, 2009 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 63 $2,860,429 Feb 27, 2009 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 87 $2,642,770 Feb 20, 2009 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 164 $2,209,080 Feb 13, 2009 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 240 $2,275,489 Feb 6, 2009 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 349 $2,380,376 Jan 30, 2009 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 898 $1,403,410 Jan 23, 2009 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,381 $1,285,036 Jan 16, 2009 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,897 $1,346,742 Jan 9, 2009 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,431 $1,598,472 Jan 2, 2009 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,979 $664,013 Dec 26, 2008 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,773 $92,790 Dec 19, 2008 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,629 $168,051 Dec 12, 2008 5

Cast

   Hanna Schmitz
   Michael Berg
David Kross    Young Michael Berg
Lena Olin    Rose Mother/Ilana Mather
Bruno Ganz    Professor Rohl
Jeanette Hain    Brigitte
Susanne Lothar    Carla Berg
Alissa Wilms    Emily Berg
Florian Bartholomai    Thomas Berg
Friederike Becht    Angela Berg
Matthias Habich    Peter Berg
Frieder Venus    Doctor
Marie Anne Fliegel    Hanna's Neighbour
Hendrik Arnst    Woodyard Worker
Rainer Sellien    Teacher
Torsten Michaelis    Sports Master
Moritz Grove    Holger
Joachim Tomaschewsky    Stamp Dealer
Barbara Philipp    Waitress
Hans Hohlbein    Clerk
Juergen Tarrach    Gerhard Bade
Kirsten Block    Female Judge
Vijnessa Ferkic    Sophie
Vanessa Berthold    Sophie's Friend
Benjamin Trinks    Holger's Friend
Fritz Roth    Tram Supervisor
Hannah Herzsprung    Julia
Jaqueline Macaulay    Heidelberg Lecturer
Volker Bruch    Dieter
Karoline Herfurth    Marthe
Max Mauff    Rudolf
Ludwig Blochberger    Seminar Group Student
Jonas Jagermeyr    Seminar Group Student
Alexander Kraspik    Seminar Group Student
Burghart Klaussner    Judge
Sylvester Groth    Prosecuting Council
Fabian Busch    Hanna's Defence Council
Margarita Broich    Co-Defendant
Marie Gruber    Co-Defendant
Lena Lessing    Co-Defendant
Merelina Kendall    Co-Defendant
Hildegard Schroedter    Co-Defendant
Alexandra Maria Lara    Young Ilana Mather
Martin Brambach    Remand Prison Guard
Michael Schenk    Remand Prison Guard
Ava Eusepi-Harris    Young Julia
Nadja Engel    Mail Room Guard
Anne-Kathrin Grummich    Mail Room Guard
Carmen-Maja Antoni    Prison Librarian
Petra Hartung    Head Prison Guard
Linda Bassett    Ms. Brenner
Beata Lehmann    Ms. Brenner's Secretary
Heike Hanold-Lynch    Prison Guard
Bettina Scheuritzel    Gate Guard
Robin Lyn Gooch    Ilana's Maid

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    David Hare
Based on the book "Der Vorleser"    Bernhard Schlink
Producer    Anthony Minghella
Producer    Sydney Pollack
Producer    Donna Gigliotti
Producer    Redmond Morris
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Co-Executive Producer    Jason Blum
Director of Photography    Chris Menges
Director of Photography    Roger Deakins
Production Designer    Brigitte Broch
Editor    Claire Simpson
Composer    Nico Muhly
Costume Designer    Ann Roth
Casting Director    Jina Jay
Casting Director    Simone Baer
Co-Producer    Henning Molfenter
Co-Producer    Carl L. Woebcken
Co-Producer    Christoph Fisser
Associate Producer    Michael Simon de Normier
Associate Producer    Tarik Karam
Associate Producer    Nora Skinner
Associate Producer    Marieke Spencer
Line Producer    Arno Neubauer
Line Producer (New York Unit)    Sabine Schenk
Line Producer (Poland Unit)    Marianna Rowinska
Assistant Director    Richard Styles
Assistant Director (New York)    Josh Newport
Second Unit Director    Tarik Karam
Production Manager (New York Unit)    Aaron Levine
Production Manager (Poland Unit)    Paulina Czech
Production Manager (Czech Unit)    Jasmina Torbati
Supervising Art Director    Christian M. Goldbeck
Art Director    Erwin W. Prib
Art Director    Stefan Hauck
Art Director    Yeshim Zolan
Art Director (Cologne)    Anja Fromm
Art Director (New York)    Anu Schwartz
Set Decorator    Eva Marie Stiebler
Costume Designer    Donna Maloney
Costume Supervisor    Heike Hutt
Production Sound Mixer (New York Unit)    Antonio Arroyo
Recordist    Manfred Banach
Additional Recordist    Jim Greenhorn
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Barry
Re-recording Mixer    Lee Dichter
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Kris
Supervising Sound Editor    Blake Leyh
Sound Effects Editor    Heather Gross
Sound Designer    Blake Leyh
Supervising Dialogue Editor    Eliza Paley
Dialogue Editor    Jac Rubenstein
Dialogue Editor    Sylvia Menno
Music Editor    Annette Kudrak
Associate Music Editor    Jim Flatto
Associate Music Editor    Michael Feiser
Makeup    Anna Von Gwinner
Makeup (Kate Winslet)    Annett Schulze
Makeup    Gabriele Kent-Horspool
Makeup    Linda Melazzo
Hairstylist (Wig Designer)    Peter Owen
Make-up and Hair Designer    Ivana Primorac
Special Effects Makeup (Chief Prosthetic Supervisor)    Pauline Flowers
Special Effects Makeup (Prosthetic Designer)    Matthew Weston Smith
Stunt Coordinator    Vokhart Buff

International Details - Harry Leaves Competition in the Cold

July 26th, 2009

Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaurs was pushed into second place by The Half-Blood Prince, but it became the biggest international hit of the year topping Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen. Over the weekend the film added $61.90 million on 11,089 screens in 102 markets for a total of $430.88 million internationally and $582.75 million Worldwide. It is possible that the film is already the biggest his in the franchise, but we won't know for sure till this weekend's numbers are released. More...

DVD Sales - New Releases Lack Spirit on the Home Market

April 29th, 2009

There were just a pair of new releases to reach the top 30 on the sales chart this week. This includes the new number one DVD; however, sales of The Spirit were hardly impressive as it managed just 334,000 units and $6.27 million in sales. More...

DVD Rentals - Rental Chart Stands Still

April 29th, 2009

There were only two new releases to reach the top 30 on the rental chart this week, meaning there was not a lot of movement to report. The Day the Earth Stood Still remained in first place with a third more rentals than The Spirit, which opened in second place. More...

DVD Releases for April 28th, 2009 - Part I

April 27th, 2009

We are about to enter the summer blockbuster season, which is great for box office numbers, not so good for the home market. In fact, it is arguably the weakest time of the year for DVD sales. Looking at this week's list, that's not a huge surprise. There are no first run releases that are must haves, nor are there are lot of smaller releases to pick up the slack. The clear DVD Pick of the Week is Star Trek - The Original Series - Season One - Blu-ray, which is better than the previous HD DVD release. Also worth picking up is One-Eyed Monster on DVD, but that has a more limited target audience. While there's not a lot on the top, there's plenty of bulk, so much so we need a second page, which can be found here. More...

International Details - Japan Rising Sun on International Chart

April 26th, 2009

Japan was a major player on the international charts this past weekend, placing three films in the top 30, and helping a couple others as well. Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser placed first in its native market, and sixth internationally, with $6.00 million on 341 screens. More...

International Details - Unknown Success

April 19th, 2009

Knowing was able to sneak into third place, despite earlier reports to the contrary. Over the past weekend it earned $13.35 million on 2943 screens in 24 markets for a total of $47.80 million. The film opened in a number of smaller markets, but most of the growth came from two major markets: Germany and Spain. In the former it made $1.47 million on 440 screens, while in the latter it made a more impressive $2.35 million on 330 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.11 million. As far as holdovers are concerned, the film held steady in France down just 16% to $3.06 million on 348 screens, but that was for the full week. After two weeks the film now has $6.72 million in that market. More...

DVD Releases for April 14th, 2009 - Part II

April 14th, 2009

Not a busy week on the home market with the least number of new releases on this week for a number of weeks. (It seems busier than it is, because of all of the spotlight reviews. In fact, there are as many spotlight reviews as there are simple mentions. Additionally, there are more spotlight reviews for late arrivals than there are for this week's releases.) Looking for the best of the best, there's not a lot on top worth of the DVD Pick of the Week. The release I'm looking forward to the most is Lost in Austen - Buy from Amazon, which I'm awarding the DVD Pick of the Week. Thanks to the number of spotlight reviews, this week's list had to be split into two with the second part found here. More...

International Details - Marley Nears Century Mark

April 12th, 2009

Marley & Me fell to sixth place, but it is nearing $100 million internationally. This past weekend it added $5.97 million on 2860 screens in 33 markets for a total of $83.34 million. The film opened in second place in Italy with $2.00 million on 348 screens, which is on par with expectations. Meanwhile, it added $1.23 million on 464 screens in the U.K. for a total of $18.41 million after four weeks while it made $1.01 million on 439 screens in Japan for a total of $5.17 million after two. It is still aiming at $100 million internationally, but it could be close. More...

International Details - Duplicity Doubles

April 5th, 2009

Duplicity doubled its international haul over the weekend landing in sixth place with $6.47 million on 1811 screens in 20 markets for a total of $12.21 million. The film opened in fourth place in France with $2.01 million on 380 screens, while it managed fourth in Russia as well, but with a much weaker $873,000 on 265 screens. It did hold on better than most in the U.K. down just 31% to $775,000 on 355 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.68 million after two. More...

International Details - Watchmen Slowing Down

March 29th, 2009

Watchmen fell out of the top five with $6.35 million on 4965 screens in 53 markets for a total of $60.63 million. Unless it is a big hit in Japan over the weekend, $100 million internationally is likely out of the question, as is $200 million worldwide. Depending on how much it costs to advertise, it could still make enough to show a profit, but it could take quite a bit longer than the studio would have liked. More...

International Details - Shopaholic Selling Well

March 22nd, 2009

Confessions Of A Shopaholic nearly doubled its weekend haul as it pulled in $6.78 million on 2023 screens in 26 markets for a total of $31.91 million after a month of release. The film opened in first place in Australia, no surprise there, as that's the home of Isla Fisher, with $1.89 million on 309 screens. It earned a nearly identical result of $1.84 million on 426 screens in Germany, but that was only enough for third place in that market. Next up for the film is South Korea and Spain at the end of this month, while it doesn't end its run till the end of May when it opens in Japan and France. More...

Sun is Shining on Per Theater Chart

March 17th, 2009

Sunshine Cleaning had the best per theater average of any film so far this year, pulling in an outstanding $220,000 in 4 theaters for an average of $54,798. Any doubts about the film's ability to expand wide should be greatly reduced after that. Opening in second place was Tokyo Sonata with an average of $14,173. The re-release of Z was the only other film to top $10,000 with an average of $10,144; however, Fados came close with $9,788. More...

International Details - Reading Between the Lines

March 15th, 2009

The Reader nearly reached the top five with $5.14 million on 1169 screens in 17 markets for a total of $28.35 million. The film opened in a number of smaller markets, including Belgium where it placed fifth with $174,000 on 24 screens over the weekend and $225,000 in total. However, most of its money came from holdovers, like Germany, where the film added $2.89 million on 456 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.44 million after two. More...

International Details - Pink in the Red

March 8th, 2009

Pink Panther 2 may have climbed a spot to sixth place, but it is hard to be happy with its run so far. The film opened in second place in both Spain and Mexico with $1.95 million on 360 screens and $750,000 on 375 screens respectively, which is better than the film has managed in most major markets. However, overall it only managed $6.33 million on 3186 screens in 53 markets for a total of $22.26 million so far. It does open in Italy this weekend, and still has Germany, Japan, and a few other markets to go, but I can't see it turning its fortunes around at this point. More...

Awards Season - Slumdog Wins More than the Oscars

March 3rd, 2009

It's been just over a week since Slumdog Millionaire won big at the Oscars, and it won again last weekend. It was the only one of the ten theatrical winners to show a significant bounce at the box office, as its theater count and per theater average both rose. This helped its box office climb by 43% to just over $12 million, the best weekend haul in its run. More...

Katyn Examined on the Per Theater Chart

March 3rd, 2009

Katyn was the leader on the Per Theater Chart with $14,206 in one theater, while Examined Life was close behind with $12,085, also in one theater. More...

International Details - Confessions of the International Box Office

March 1st, 2009

Confessions Of A Shopaholic expanded this past weekend jumping into sixth place with $6.13 million on 1365 screens in 10 markets for a total of $10.05 million. This includes a second place, $2.80 million opening on 424 screens over the weekend in the U.K., for a total of $4.14 million there. The film also held well in Russia down just 42% with $1.04 million on 415 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.41 million after two. More...

Madea got it Made on the Per Theater Chart

February 25th, 2009

The overall box office leader, Madea Goes to Jail, was also the leader on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $20,192. The only other member of the $10,000 club was Gomorrah, which barely managed that feat with an average of $10,087 over the weekend. More...

Awards Season - Slumdog Rich in Awards

February 22nd, 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their winners tonight in a star-studded gala. While there were plenty of winners, Slumdog Millionaire walked away with eight Oscars, easily the most of any film tonight. More...

Weekend Estimates: Tyler Perry Sets New Personal Best

February 22nd, 2009

Madea Goes to Jail dominated Oscar weekend at the movies with an impressive $41.1 million opening, according to Lionsgate's Sunday estimate. That's a record for Perry, topping the $30 million debut of Madea's Family Reunion two years ago. Even after factoring in the exhibitor's share of box office, Madea Goes to Jail has already recovered its $17.5 million production budget. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Director and Best Picture

February 21st, 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 Supporting Role and Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role. 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...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay

February 18th, 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 will look at Best Writing - Original Screenplay and Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay. More...

Per Theater Chart Bloodied Up

February 10th, 2009

Crips and Bloods: Made in America was the only film to reach $10,000 on the per theater chart with $13,978 in one theater during its second weekend of release. More...

Melancholy on the Per Theater Chart

February 4th, 2009

There was only one film with a per theater average of more than $10,000 this week, and that film was Medicine for Melancholy, which opened with $12,625 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: "Taken" Shows Action Can Work on Superbowl Weekend

February 1st, 2009

Moviegoers took Taken to the top of the chart this weekend, in spite of conventional wisdom that says that action thrillers can't work against the power of the Superbowl. Strong performances on Friday and Saturday will propel the movie to a $24.6 million opening weekend, according to Fox's estimate released on Sunday morning. Sony are delighted with another strong hold for Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which was down only 35% to $14 million, while The Uninvited had a decent $10.5 million weekend for Paramount. More...

Awards Season - Slumdog Continues its Streak

January 26th, 2009

The latest Awards Season ceremony was held last night by the Screen Actors Guild, and yet again Slumdog Millionaire came out a winner. However, it was not the only winner. 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...

Millionaire Richer after Golden Wins

January 21st, 2009

The Golden Globe bounce wasn't exactly overwhelming after the winners were announced, but many of the winners have been in theaters too long to really benefit from the added publicity. More...

Defying the Odds on the Per Theater Chart

January 13th, 2009

It is very rare for a film to repeat as champion on the per theater chart, but that's exactly what Defiance did this past weekend, as it earned an average of $34,092 in two theaters. The Wrestler climbed into second place with an average of $14,140 in 60 theaters, which suggests serious room to expand, especially if it continues its winning ways during Awards Season. Made in U.S.A. was the best of the new releases, as it pulled in $11,125 in one theater, while Revolutionary Road was right behind with an average of $10,558 in 135. Finally, Gran Torino earned an average of $10,500 during its first week of wide release. More...

Awards Season - Golden Globes are Slumming It

January 12th, 2009

The first of the major awards ceremonies were held last night as the Hollywood Foreign Press handed out the 66th annual Golden Globes awards. There were very few films that earned more than one award, but the big winner was Slumdog Millionaire with four wins. It is instantly an Oscar favorite. More...

Per Theater Chart Defiant

January 6th, 2009

Despite earning mixed reviews, Defiance topped the per theater chart with a massive average of $61,757 in two theaters, and that's over the weekend. In total the film made more than $200,000 in 2 theaters over five days. Gran Torino's per theater average grew by 26% to $34,957 in 84 theaters. At this point, it would be fair to say it has earned some measure of mainstream success, and it expands wide this weekend. Revolutionary Road saw its theater count grow from 3 to 38, while it still managed a per theater average of $25,946. The Wrestler also saw growth with an average of $24,323, and it should expand over the coming weeks. I'm not sure it will expand wide, but it should do reasonably well. Che continues its Oscar qualifying run earning an average of $17,742 in 2 theaters. Last Chance Harvey saw small growth to $17,034 in 6 theaters, but I'm not sure how far it will expand. Waltz with Bashir was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,713 in five theaters. 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...

Wrestler Overpowers Competition on the Per Theater Chart

December 23rd, 2008

The Wrestler had one of the best opening per theater averages this year, pulling in just over $200,000 in 4 theaters for an average of $50,679; this impressive beginning is even more impressive once one realizes it was a Wednesday opener, which undoubtedly cut its weekend average. Gran Torino tripled its theater count but its per theater average held well at $24,643 during its second weekend of release. Likewise, Doubt saw a significant increase in its theater count while earning an average of $17,460 over the weekend. The Reader remained in 8 theaters with an average of $11,599, and it will be interesting to see how well it expands at this point, but momentum is not on its side. More...

Torino Grand on Per Theater Chart

December 17th, 2008

Gran Torino opened on top of the Per Theater Chart with an outstanding average of $45,287 in six theaters. Wide expansion seems inevitable at this point. Likewise, Doubts debut of just over $500,000 in 15 theaters gave it an average $33,815 making expansion almost assured. Che - The Argentine was close behind with $30,535 in two theaters. The Reader opened with an average of $21,006 in 8 theaters, which most weeks would be enough to score top spot; however, given the competition, without continued success during Awards Season, it could struggle to expand. There were only two holdovers in the $10,000 club with Frost/Nixon earning an average of $16,061 and Slumdog Millionaire earning $12,873. The final $10,000 film was Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, which opened with $10,985. However, both My Name Is Bruce and Wendy and Lucy came relatively close with averages of $9,119 and $9,109 respectively. More...

All Signs Point to Awards Season on Limited Releases

December 12th, 2008

Another week, another group of Awards Season hopefuls are being given a limited release. This week we have four films that have already earned nominations, plus a couple others that might later on. Of these, none are guaranteed to walk away winners, but I would be surprised if all of them were shut out. 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...

2008 Preview: December

December 1st, 2008

We end the year with a winning streak, one that will hopefully continue right through the New Year holiday. It seems nearly every film released this month is either an Oscar contender or a potential $100 million hit. Sometimes both. If all six films with box office potentials of $100 million or more reach that milestone, and Bolt and Four Christmases have the legs to make it there as well, we could set the record for most $100 million released in a single year. (It is currently at 29 films set in 2003.) More...

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February 3rd, 2008

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/12 25 $168,051   8 $21,006   $179,970 5
2008/12/19 29 $92,790 -45% 8 $11,599   $349,240 12
2008/12/26 22 $664,013 +616% 116 $5,724   $1,243,690 19
2009/01/02 17 $1,598,472 +141% 398 $4,016   $3,553,578 26
2009/01/09 18 $1,346,742 -16% 507 $2,656   $5,510,453 33
2009/01/16 20 $1,285,036 -5% 417 $3,082   $7,575,034 40
2009/01/23 20 $1,403,410 +9% 367 $3,824   $9,661,121 47
2009/01/30 15 $2,380,376 +70% 1,002 $2,376   $12,655,858 54
2009/02/06 14 $2,275,489 -4% 862 $2,640   $16,033,070 61
2009/02/13 15 $2,209,080 -3% 742 $2,977   $19,157,194 68
2009/02/20 14 $2,642,770 +20% 962 $2,747   $23,011,596 75
2009/02/27 13 $2,860,429 +8% 1,203 $2,378   $26,949,964 82
2009/03/06 12 $1,925,918 -33% 1,175 $1,639   $29,860,949 89
2009/03/13 14 $1,309,669 -32% 1,175 $1,115   $31,887,248 96
2009/03/20 18 $535,983 -59% 704 $761   $32,900,557 103
2009/03/27 19 $308,495 -42% 324 $952   $33,484,347 110
2009/04/03 21 $192,085 -38% 232 $828   $33,807,465 117
2009/04/10 29 $105,107 -45% 132 $796   $34,006,517 124
2009/04/17 38 $55,229 -47% 105 $526   $34,111,418 131
2009/04/24 56 $20,822 -62% 55 $379   $34,157,651 138
2009/05/01 65 $13,546 -35% 35 $387   $34,180,954 145
2009/05/08 80 $4,366 -68% 16 $273   $34,192,652 152

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/25 - $174,778   116 $1,507   $579,866 16
2009/01/02 - $530,958   398 $1,334   $2,486,064 24
2009/01/03 - $653,152 +23% 398 $1,641   $3,139,216 25
2009/01/04 - $414,362 -37% 398 $1,041   $3,553,578 26
2009/01/19 22 $233,135   417 $559   $7,808,169 41
2009/02/02 11 $239,638   1,002 $239   $12,895,496 55
2009/02/03 11 $278,614 +16% 1,002 $278   $13,174,110 56
2009/02/04 11 $287,287 +3% 1,002 $287   $13,461,397 57
2009/02/05 11 $296,184 +3% 1,002 $296   $13,757,581 58
2009/02/06 14 $603,322 +104% 862 $700   $14,360,903 59
2009/02/07 14 $1,019,614 +69% 862 $1,183   $15,380,517 60
2009/02/08 13 $652,553 -36% 862 $757   $16,033,070 61
2009/02/09 13 $207,071 -68% 862 $240   $16,240,141 62
2009/02/10 12 $240,812 +16% 862 $279   $16,480,953 63
2009/02/11 12 $235,267 -2% 862 $273   $16,716,220 64
2009/02/12 12 $231,894 -1% 862 $269   $16,948,114 65
2009/02/13 15 $475,407 +105% 742 $641   $17,423,521 66
2009/02/14 15 $954,737 +101% 742 $1,287   $18,378,258 67
2009/02/15 14 $778,936 -18% 742 $1,050   $19,157,194 68
2009/02/16 14 $461,757 -41% 742 $622   $19,618,951 69
2009/02/17 13 $247,113 -46% 742 $333   $19,866,064 70
2009/02/18 13 $240,405 -3% 742 $324   $20,106,469 71
2009/02/19 13 $262,357 +9% 742 $354   $20,368,826 72
2009/02/20 14 $780,413 +197% 962 $811   $21,149,239 73
2009/02/21 14 $1,314,318 +68% 962 $1,366   $22,463,557 74
2009/02/22 15 $620,039 -53% 962 $645   $23,083,596 75
2009/02/23 11 $275,295 -56% 962 $286   $23,358,891 76
2009/02/24 10 $301,486 +10% 962 $313   $23,660,377 77
2009/02/25 11 $247,555 -18% 962 $257   $23,907,932 78
2009/02/26 11 $253,603 +2% 962 $264   $24,089,535 79
2009/02/27 13 $768,536 +203% 1,203 $639   $24,858,071 80
2009/02/28 13 $1,318,914 +72% 1,203 $1,096   $26,176,985 81
2009/03/01 12 $772,979 -41% 1,203 $643   $26,949,964 82
2009/03/02 13 $228,890 -70% 1,203 $190   $27,178,854 83
2009/03/03 12 $273,841 +20% 1,203 $228   $27,452,695 84
2009/03/04 11 $248,271 -9% 1,203 $206   $27,700,966 85
2009/03/05 12 $234,065 -6% 1,203 $195   $27,935,031 86
2009/03/06 12 $529,725 +126% 1,175 $451   $28,464,756 87
2009/03/07 12 $889,295 +68% 1,175 $757   $29,354,051 88
2009/03/08 10 $506,898 -43% 1,175 $431   $29,860,949 89
2009/03/09 10 $151,457 -70% 1,175 $129   $30,012,406 90
2009/03/10 9 $205,857 +36% 1,175 $175   $30,218,263 91
2009/03/11 9 $182,806 -11% 1,175 $156   $30,401,069 92
2009/03/12 10 $176,510 -3% 1,175 $150   $30,577,579 93
2009/03/13 14 $350,915 +99% 1,175 $299   $30,928,494 94
2009/03/14 14 $610,731 +74% 1,175 $520   $31,539,225 95
2009/03/15 13 $348,023 -43% 1,175 $296   $31,887,248 96
2009/03/16 14 $114,448 -67% 1,175 $97   $32,001,696 97
2009/03/17 13 $118,524 +4% 1,175 $101   $32,120,220 98
2009/03/18 15 $120,035 +1% 1,175 $102   $32,240,255 99
2009/03/19 15 $124,319 +4% 1,175 $106   $32,364,574 100
2009/03/20 18 $149,411 +20% 704 $212   $32,513,985 101
2009/03/21 18 $244,666 +64% 704 $348   $32,758,651 102
2009/03/22 17 $141,906 -42% 704 $202   $32,900,557 103
2009/03/23 16 $60,404 -57% 704 $86   $32,960,961 104
2009/03/24 14 $79,129 +31% 704 $112   $33,040,090 105
2009/03/25 16 $68,051 -14% 704 $97   $33,108,141 106
2009/03/26 17 $67,711 n/c 704 $96   $33,175,852 107
2009/03/27 - $82,481 +22% 324 $255   $33,258,333 108
2009/03/28 - $141,194 +71% 324 $436   $33,399,527 109
2009/03/29 - $84,820 -40% 324 $262   $33,484,347 110
2009/03/30 - $27,990 -67% 324 $86   $33,512,337 111
2009/03/31 - $35,547 +27% 324 $110   $33,547,884 112
2009/04/01 - $33,414 -6% 324 $103   $33,581,298 113
2009/04/02 - $34,082 +2% 324 $105   $33,615,380 114
2009/04/03 - $54,722 +61% 232 $236   $33,670,102 115
2009/04/04 - $89,197 +63% 232 $384   $33,759,299 116
2009/04/05 - $48,166 -46% 232 $208   $33,807,465 117
2009/04/06 - $19,748 -59% 232 $85   $33,827,213 118
2009/04/07 - $25,080 +27% 232 $108   $33,852,293 119
2009/04/08 - $24,077 -4% 232 $104   $33,876,370 120

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/05 66 $11,919   1 $11,919   $11,919 2
2008/12/12 25 $244,531 +1,952% 8 $30,566   $256,450 9
2008/12/19 31 $364,416 +49% 8 $45,552   $579,866 16
2008/12/26 21 $1,375,429 +277% 116 $11,857   $1,955,106 23
2009/01/02 17 $2,208,605 +61% 398 $5,549   $4,163,711 30
2009/01/09 16 $2,126,287 -4% 507 $4,194   $6,289,998 37
2009/01/16 20 $1,967,713 -7% 417 $4,719   $8,257,711 44
2009/01/23 19 $2,017,771 +3% 367 $5,498   $10,275,482 51
2009/01/30 15 $3,482,099 +73% 1,002 $3,475   $13,757,581 58
2009/02/06 13 $3,190,533 -8% 862 $3,701   $16,948,114 65
2009/02/13 14 $3,420,712 +7% 742 $4,610   $20,368,826 72
2009/02/20 14 $3,720,709 +9% 962 $3,868   $24,089,535 79
2009/02/27 14 $3,845,496 +3% 1,203 $3,197   $27,935,031 86
2009/03/06 12 $2,642,548 -31% 1,175 $2,249   $30,577,579 93
2009/03/13 14 $1,786,995 -32% 1,175 $1,521   $32,364,574 100
2009/03/20 18 $811,278 -55% 704 $1,152   $33,175,852 107
2009/03/27 18 $439,528 -46% 324 $1,357   $33,615,380 114
2009/04/03 21 $286,030 -35% 232 $1,233   $33,901,410 121
2009/04/10 30 $154,779 -46% 132 $1,173   $34,056,189 128
2009/04/17 38 $80,640 -48% 105 $768   $34,136,829 135
2009/04/24 58 $30,579 -62% 55 $556   $34,167,408 142
2009/05/01 64 $20,878 -32% 35 $597   $34,188,286 149
2009/05/08 83 $6,121 -71% 16 $383   $34,194,407 156

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/19/20097234,376 234,376$4,542,207$4,542,2071
4/26/200912125,989-46% 360,365$2,355,994$6,898,2012
5/3/20091878,696-38% 439,061$1,337,045$8,235,2463
5/10/20091287,701+11% 526,762$1,340,071$9,575,3184
5/17/20092350,597-42% 577,359$773,122$10,348,4405

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