Role Models

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $67,300,955Details
International Box Office $25,201,210
Worldwide Box Office $92,502,165
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $40,715,497 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $40,715,497
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
77% - Certified Fresh
Audience
74% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$28,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 7th, 2008 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: March 10th, 2009 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual content, strong language and nudity
Keywords: Bad Role Models, LARP
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures

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Cast

Seann William Scott    Wheeler
Paul Rudd    Danny
Christopher Mintz-Plasse    Augie
Jane Lynch    Sweeny
Elizabeth Banks    Beth
Bobb'e J. Thompson    Ronnie
Ken Jeong    King Argotron
Ken Marino    Jim Stansel
Kerri Kenney-Silver    Lynette
A.D. Miles    Martin
Joe Lo Truglio    Kuzzik
Matt Walsh    Daveth of Glencracken
Nicole Randall Johnson    Karen
Allie Stamler    Esplen
Carly Craig    Connie
Jessica Morris    Linda the Teacher
Vincent Martella    Artonius
Armen Weitzman    Party Dude
Jorma Taccone    Mitch From Graphics
Nate Hartley    Rule Master
David Wain    Chevron Baine
Amanda Righetti    Isabel
Shane Arenal    Student in Hall
Tina Casciani    Gretchen
Nina Hellman    Barista
Louis C.K.    Security Guard
Zaid Farid    Tow Truck Driver
Hunter Brochu    Boy in Video
Zandy Hartig    Panda Loving Big
Keegan Michael Key    Duane
Emily Mostyn-Brown    Laire Singer
Joshua Patterson    Gleebo
Peter Salett    Ladislas of Leisure
Lorna Scott    Horse Scooter Woman
Caleb Collins    Little at Campfire
Nick Nervies    Ronnie's Friend JJ
Kurt Doss    Ronnie's Friend Kyle
Tajh Bellow    Ronnie's Friend Zak
Shawn Huang    Ronnie's Friend Little Jack
Seth Herzog    Bell Ringing Winged Creature
Eva Card    Chocolate Strawberry Girl
James Henderson    Party Goer
Jenny Robertson    Elevator Mom
Jeanine Jackson    Burger Hole Waitress
Matt Ballard    Valconian Swordsman
Cody Lawrence    Skateboard Kid
Art Gil    Chip Monk Puppeteer
Cindy Sorenson    Chip Monk Puppeteer

Production and Technical Credits

Director    David Wain
Screenwriter    Paul Rudd
Screenwriter    David Wain
Screenwriter    Ken Marino
Screenwriter    Timothy Dowling
Story Creator    Timothy Dowling
Producer    Mary Parent
Producer    Scott Stuber
Producer    Luke Greenfield
Executive Producer    Dan Kolsrud
Executive Producer    Andrew Z. Davis
Executive Producer    Matt Seigel
Executive Producer    William Sherak
Executive Producer    Jason Shuman
Production Designer    Stephen Lineweaver
Editor    Eric Kissack
Composer    Craig Wedren
Director of Photography    Russ T. Alsobrook
Co-Producer    Juan Castro
Associate Producer    Rebecca Sloviter
Assistant Director    Josh King
Assistant Director    Jonathan McGarry
Assistant Director    Marcei A. Brown
Art Director    Kevin Constant
Art Director (Additional Photography)    Jim Nedza
Set Decorator    Douglas Mowat
Set Decorator-Additional Photography    Radha Mehta
Costume Designer    Molly Maginnis
Costume Supervisor    Phyllis Gilliam
Additional Editor    Debra Neil-Fisher
Sound Mixer    Harrison D. Marsh
Re-recording Mixer    Jon Taylor
Re-recording Mixer    Christian P. Minkler
Supervising Sound Editor    Andrew DeCristofaro
Supervising Sound Effects Editor    Michael Payne
Sound Effects Editor    Karen Vassar
Sound Effects Editor    Steven Nelson
Sound Effects Editor    Tim Walston
Supervising Dialogue Editor    Nancy Nugent Title
Dialogue Editor    Michael Hertlein
Dialogue Editor    John C. Stuver
Music Editor    Tanya Noel Hill
Make up    Nena Smarz-O'Carroll
Make up    Judy Yonemoto
Hairstylist    Adruitha Lee
Hairstylist    Kelvin Trahan
Music Supervisor    Kathy Nelson
Song Writer    Peter Salett
Casting Director    Lisa Beach
Casting Director    Sarah Katzman
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Imada

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/11/07 2 $6,686,840   2,792 $2,395   $6,686,840 1
2008/11/08 2 $7,719,880 +15% 2,792 $2,765   $14,406,720 2
2008/11/09 2 $4,760,365 -38% 2,792 $1,705   $19,167,085 3
2008/11/10 2 $2,191,720 -54% 2,792 $785   $21,358,805 4
2008/11/11 2 $2,513,750 +15% 2,792 $900   $23,872,555 5
2008/11/12 2 $1,282,955 -49% 2,792 $460   $25,155,510 6
2008/11/13 2 $1,271,705 -1% 2,792 $455   $26,427,215 7
2008/11/14 3 $3,791,290 +198% 2,798 $1,355   $30,218,505 8
2008/11/15 3 $4,742,610 +25% 2,798 $1,695   $34,961,115 9
2008/11/16 3 $2,616,130 -45% 2,798 $935   $37,577,245 10
2008/11/17 3 $811,420 -69% 2,798 $290   $38,388,665 11
2008/11/18 3 $880,995 +9% 2,798 $315   $39,269,660 12
2008/11/19 3 $783,440 -11% 2,798 $280   $40,053,100 13
2008/11/20 3 $755,475 -4% 2,798 $270   $40,808,575 14
2008/11/21 5 $2,405,045 +218% 2,733 $880   $43,213,620 15
2008/11/22 5 $3,115,620 +30% 2,733 $1,140   $46,329,240 16
2008/11/23 5 $1,803,780 -42% 2,733 $660   $48,133,020 17
2008/11/24 5 $820,125 -55% 2,733 $300   $48,953,145 18
2008/11/25 5 $1,134,195 +38% 2,733 $415   $50,087,340 19
2008/11/26 8 $1,174,325 +4% 2,195 $535   $51,261,665 20
2008/11/27 8 $1,327,975 +13% 2,195 $605   $52,589,640 21
2008/11/28 8 $2,107,205 +59% 2,195 $960   $54,696,845 22
2008/11/29 8 $2,096,225 -1% 2,195 $955   $56,793,070 23
2008/11/30 7 $987,750 -53% 2,195 $450   $57,780,820 24
2008/12/01 8 $329,250 -67% 2,195 $150   $58,110,070 25
2008/12/02 8 $329,775 n/c 2,195 $150   $58,439,845 26
2008/12/03 8 $296,505 -10% 2,195 $135   $58,736,350 27
2008/12/04 8 $306,995 +4% 2,195 $140   $59,043,345 28
2008/12/05 10 $896,295 +192% 1,907 $470   $59,939,640 29
2008/12/06 10 $1,048,850 +17% 1,907 $550   $60,988,490 30
2008/12/07 10 $629,315 -40% 1,907 $330   $61,617,805 31
2008/12/08 10 $237,450 -62% 1,907 $125   $61,855,255 32
2008/12/09 9 $239,015 +1% 1,907 $125   $62,094,270 33
2008/12/10 9 $246,995 +3% 1,907 $130   $62,341,265 34
2008/12/11 9 $248,575 +1% 1,907 $130   $62,589,840 35
2008/12/12 12 $490,250 +97% 1,325 $370   $63,080,090 36
2008/12/13 13 $669,125 +36% 1,325 $505   $63,749,215 37
2008/12/14 14 $384,250 -43% 1,325 $290   $64,133,465 38
2008/12/15 11 $205,375 -47% 1,325 $155   $64,338,840 39
2008/12/16 12 $198,750 -3% 1,325 $150   $64,537,590 40
2008/12/17 12 $205,225 +3% 1,325 $155   $64,742,815 41
2008/12/18 12 $205,775 n/c 1,325 $155   $64,948,590 42
2008/12/19 14 $189,995 -8% 792 $240   $65,138,585 43
2008/12/20 - $241,560 +27% 792 $305   $65,380,145 44
2008/12/21 14 $213,840 -11% 792 $270   $65,593,985 45
2008/12/22 14 $158,355 -26% 792 $200   $65,752,340 46
2008/12/23 14 $146,520 -7% 792 $185   $65,898,860 47
2008/12/24 - $75,240 -49% 792 $95   $65,974,100 48
2008/12/25 - $59,625 -21% 792 $75   $66,033,725 49
2008/12/26 - $67,485 +13% 225 $300   $66,101,210 50
2008/12/27 - $74,250 +10% 225 $330   $66,175,460 51
2008/12/28 - $62,980 -15% 225 $280   $66,238,440 52
2008/12/29 - $52,875 -16% 225 $235   $66,291,315 53
2008/12/30 - $48,375 -9% 225 $215   $66,339,690 54
2008/12/31 - $28,125 -42% 225 $125   $66,367,815 55
2009/01/01 - $88,875 +216% 225 $395   $66,456,690 56
2009/01/02 - $95,850 +8% 270 $355   $66,552,540 57
2009/01/03 - $93,125 -3% 270 $345   $66,645,665 58
2009/01/04 - $58,075 -38% 270 $215   $66,703,740 59
2009/01/05 - $25,650 -56% 270 $95   $66,729,390 60
2009/01/06 - $26,985 +5% 270 $100   $66,756,375 61
2009/01/07 - $24,225 -10% 270 $90   $66,780,600 62
2009/01/08 - $22,935 -5% 270 $85   $66,803,535 63
2009/01/09 - $52,710 +130% 251 $210   $66,856,245 64
2009/01/10 - $72,795 +38% 251 $290   $66,929,040 65
2009/01/11 - $42,670 -41% 251 $170   $66,971,710 66
2009/01/12 - $16,315 -62% 251 $65   $66,988,025 67
2009/01/13 - $17,545 +8% 251 $70   $67,005,570 68
2009/01/14 - $16,295 -7% 251 $65   $67,021,865 69
2009/01/15 - $16,325 n/c 251 $65   $67,038,190 70
2009/01/16 - $30,855 +89% 187 $165   $67,069,045 71
2009/01/17 - $43,945 +42% 187 $235   $67,112,990 72
2009/01/18 - $29,920 -32% 187 $160   $67,142,910 73
2009/01/19 38 $17,775 -41% 187 $95   $67,160,685 74
2009/01/20 - $10,225 -42% 187 $55   $67,170,910 75
2009/01/21 - $9,350 -9% 187 $50   $67,180,260 76
2009/01/22 - $10,335 +11% 187 $55   $67,190,595 77
2009/01/23 - $22,785 +120% 147 $155   $67,213,380 78
2009/01/24 - $33,075 +45% 147 $225   $67,246,455 79
2009/01/25 - $19,845 -40% 147 $135   $67,266,300 80
2009/01/26 - $6,615 -67% 147 $45   $67,272,915 81
2009/01/27 - $6,655 +1% 147 $45   $67,279,570 82
2009/01/28 - $7,375 +11% 147 $50   $67,286,945 83
2009/01/29 - $7,325 -1% 147 $50   $67,294,270 84

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/11/07 2 $19,167,085   2,792 $6,865   $19,167,085 3
2008/11/14 3 $11,150,030 -42% 2,798 $3,985   $37,577,245 10
2008/11/21 5 $7,324,445 -34% 2,733 $2,680   $48,133,020 17
2008/11/28 8 $5,191,180 -29% 2,195 $2,365   $57,780,820 24
2008/12/05 10 $2,574,460 -50% 1,907 $1,350   $61,617,805 31
2008/12/12 13 $1,543,625 -40% 1,325 $1,165   $64,133,465 38
2008/12/19 16 $645,395 -58% 792 $815   $65,593,985 45
2008/12/26 28 $204,715 -68% 225 $910   $66,238,440 52
2009/01/02 26 $247,050 +21% 270 $915   $66,703,740 59
2009/01/09 29 $168,175 -32% 251 $670   $66,971,710 66
2009/01/16 35 $104,720 -38% 187 $560   $67,142,910 73
2009/01/23 41 $75,705 -28% 147 $515   $67,266,300 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/15/200921,028,207 1,028,207$17,469,237$17,469,2371
3/22/20094246,440-76% 1,274,647$4,187,016$21,656,2532
3/29/20096121,867-51% 1,396,514$2,070,520$23,726,7733
4/5/20091180,890-34% 1,477,404$1,374,321$25,101,0944
4/12/200922173,476+114% 1,650,880$2,947,357$28,048,4515
4/19/20091760,541-65% 1,711,421$1,028,592$29,077,0436
4/26/20092644,848-26% 1,756,269$761,968$29,839,0107
5/3/20092740,702-9% 1,796,971$621,927$30,460,9378
6/7/20092926,940 1,939,005$403,831$32,590,02713
6/21/20091268,448 2,034,138$1,026,036$34,016,07015

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