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The Return (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,744,785Details
International Box Office $1,100,000
Worldwide Box Office $8,844,785
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 10th, 2006 (Wide) by Focus Features
Video Release: February 27th, 2007 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Return, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images.
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,544 $21,636 Dec 8, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,266 $59,111 Dec 1, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,495 $299,785 Nov 24, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,718 $1,723,615 Nov 17, 2006 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,087 $4,479,621 Nov 10, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,261 1,984 Nov 10, 2006 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,120 2.49 Nov 10, 2006 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,279 40.2% Nov 10, 2006 1


   Joanna Mills
Sam Shepard    Ed Mills
Peter O'Brien    Terry Stahl
Adam Scott    Kurt
Kate Beahan    Michelle

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Dario Marianelli

Stranger's Top Rental Gets Flushed Away on Sales Chart

March 10th, 2007

There was only one new release in the top five on the rentals charts this week but that new release was Stranger Than Fiction, which took first place with $6.77 million. More...

DVD Releases for February 27, 2007

February 26th, 2007

Looking at this week's list of DVD releases, there's not a lot that jumps out as being a must-have. There are some releases that are good movies but have weak DVDs, like Stranger than Fiction - Buy from Amazon. Then there are releases where the opposite is true, like Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny - Buy from Amazon and to an even more extreme extent Tideland - Buy from Amazon. But for the DVD Pick of the Week we have to go back, way back, to 1965 and Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back - 2-Disc Deluxe Edition. More...

Potter Pushes Penguins to Top Spot

November 21st, 2006

There were a few surprises on the charts this week, including the number one film. But overall things played out almost exactly as expected, leading to a total of $146 million at the box office. This was 15% higher than last weekend but 19% lower than the same weekend last year. However, that was the weekend when Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire opened and no-one was expecting this year to be able to keep pace. More...

Holdovers Save Weekend Box Office

November 14th, 2006

There were four new releases opening in varying degrees of wideness this past weekend, but none of them could live up to lowered expectations. This left the overall box office at $127 million, which was down about 2% from last weekend while up less than 1% from the same weekend last year. That's not a large enough increase to keep up with ticket price inflation, but any good news is still welcome at this point. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 4 - November 10, 2006

November 11th, 2006

There was a clear winner amongst this week's batch of websites as Stranger than Fiction - Official Site took home the Weekly Website Award. More...

Can Borat's Run be Stranger?

November 10th, 2006

With Borat beating all expectations last weekend, all eyes are on it this weekend. Can it maintain this amazing pace? Will it be able to keep its momentum as it expands? Will it suffer a major drop-off? What about the competition? Can they handle the pressure? More...

Contest - Returning Champion

November 6th, 2006

In just a few days, Sarah Michelle Gellar makes her return to theatres after not having a theatrical release in nearly a month. This film in question is The Return, which is also the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. To win one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of The Return. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over will win The Return prize pack consisting of a T-shirt, glow stick and more. While the person who comes the closest to the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday, without going under, will win Totally Awesome, a spoof on 80s films. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2006 Preview: November

November 1st, 2006

Note: Article updated 11/18/2006 with correct budget for Harsh Times

It's that time of the month again, a time to look forward, but it is also a time to look back. October was a stronger month than expected and, while there are a lot of reasons for that, I think one must pay particular attention to the play of Taylor Pyatt. The departure of Anson Carter to free agency over the summer was troublesome and many felt finding a right winger for the Sedin twins was a key in maintaining or even improving upon last year's numbers. Without good chemistry, Daniel and Henrik might have taken a step back this year. However, with a team leading 6 goals, Taylor Pyatt is more than proving he can play with the speedy Swedes. ... What? Oh right, movies. It was a pretty good month for movies as well. November sees the beginning of the most important time of year for the movie industry. Not only do the holidays start with Thanksgiving, but this is also the time of year that award season really heats up. This means there is an excellent mix of blockbusters, especially family films, and critically acclaimed films hoping that first impressions are lasting impressions. It also means there are several limited releases that could expand wide later in their run; these include Fur, Bobby, For Your Consideration and others. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 21 - October 27, 2006

October 28th, 2006

There was a good selection of sites this week in terms of updates, but unlike last week there were fewer contenders for the Weekly Website Award. That's not to say Let's Go to Prison - Official Site didn't deserve to win, it just had a lot less competition than it would have had if it launched last week. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 13, 2006

August 13th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Emilio Estevez' Bobby, Frank Miller's 300 and more. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/10 9 $4,479,621   1,984 $2,258   $4,479,621 3
2006/11/17 14 $1,723,615 -62% 1,953 $883   $6,870,637 10
2006/11/24 24 $299,785 -83% 421 $712   $7,600,467 17
2006/12/01 39 $59,111 -80% 116 $510   $7,712,009 24
2006/12/08 57 $21,636 -63% 51 $424   $7,744,785 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/10 6 $1,800,000   1,986 $906   $1,800,000 1
2006/11/11 9 $1,900,000 +6% 1,986 $957   $3,700,000 2
2006/11/12 10 $780,000 -59% 1,986 $393   $4,479,621 3

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/10 9 $5,147,022   1,984 $2,594   $5,147,022 7
2006/11/17 16 $2,153,660 -58% 1,953 $1,103   $7,300,682 14
2006/11/24 25 $352,216 -84% 421 $837   $7,652,898 21
2006/12/01 44 $70,251 -80% 116 $606   $7,723,149 28
2006/12/08 59 $21,636 -69% 51 $424   $7,744,785 35

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