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The Rules of Attraction (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,525,762Details
International Box Office $5,273,298
Worldwide Box Office $11,799,060
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 11th, 2002 (Limited) by Lionsgate
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, drug use, language and violent images
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Keywords: College, Dysfunctional Family, Intertitle, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Delayed Adulthood, LGBT, Ensemble, Sex Crimes, Addiction, Narcotics, Non-Chronological, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,247 $16,685 Nov 15, 2002 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,464 $85,020 Nov 8, 2002 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,343 $198,151 Nov 1, 2002 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,523 $304,516 Oct 25, 2002 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,085 $1,188,954 Oct 18, 2002 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,871 $2,532,410 Oct 11, 2002 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,029 1,437 Oct 11, 2002 3


James Van Der Beek    Sean Bateman
Shannyn Sossamon    Lauren Hynde
Ian Somerhalder    Paul Denton
Jessica Biel    Lara Holleran
Kip Pardue    Victor Johnson
Kate Bosworth    Kelly
Thomas Ian Nicholas    Mitchell Allen
Joel Michaely    Raymond
Clare Kramer    Candice
Jay Baruchel    Harry
Eric Stoltz    Mr. Lance Lawson
Clifton Collins, Jr.    Rupert Guest
Fred Savage    Marc
Faye Dunaway    Mrs. Eve Denton
Swoosie Kurtz    Mrs. Mimi Jared

Production and Technical Credits

Assistant Director    William Paul Clark

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 5th, 2011

April 5th, 2011

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Featured Blu-ray Review: Lionsgate Triple-Shot: The Cove, The Rules of Attraction, and Still Waiting

April 3rd, 2011

Lionsgate has been releasing some of their recent catalog titles onto Blu-ray as part of waves, or mini-waves. (It's hard to call three films a wave.) This week it's The Cove, The Rules of Attraction, and Still Waiting. I'm lumping all three Blu-ray reviews into one featured review for two reasons. Firstly, they were offered to me as a group. Secondly, I've reviewed two of the three movies when they came out on DVD, so doing them separately would result in incredibly short reviews for those two. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/10/11 12 $2,532,410   1,437 $1,762   $2,532,410 3
2002/10/18 16 $1,188,954 -53% 1,430 $831   $4,815,291 10
2002/10/25 26 $304,516 -74% 385 $791   $5,899,806 17
2002/11/01 31 $198,151 -35% 191 $1,037   $6,291,560 24
2002/11/08 41 $85,020 -57% 105 $810   $6,466,416 31
2002/11/15 66 $16,685 -80% 21 $795   $6,525,762 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/10/11 12 $3,626,337   1,437 $2,524   $3,626,337 7
2002/10/18 16 $1,968,953 -46% 1,430 $1,377   $5,595,290 14
2002/10/25 25 $498,119 -75% 385 $1,294   $6,093,409 21
2002/11/01 29 $287,987 -42% 191 $1,508   $6,381,396 28
2002/11/08 39 $127,681 -56% 105 $1,216   $6,509,077 35
2002/11/15 72 $16,685 -87% 21 $795   $6,525,762 42

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