The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $58,236,838Details
International Box Office $130,300,000
Worldwide Box Office $188,536,838
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,646,694 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $5,403,507 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,050,201
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
50% - Rotten
Audience
71% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$91,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2013 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: April 15th, 2014 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some crude comments, language and action violence.
(Rating bulletin 2297, 11/6/2013)
Running Time: 114 minutes
Keywords: Fantasy Sequence, Delayed Adulthood, Mid-Life Crisis, Romance, Unrequited Love, Directing Yourself, Development Hell
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Samuel Goldwyn Films, Red Hour Productions, New Line Cinema

Cast

   Walter Mitty
Kristen Wiig    Cheryl Melhoff
Shirley MacLaine    Edna Mitty
Adam Scott    Ted Hendricks
Kathryn Hahn    Odessa Mitty
Patton Oswalt    Todd Maher
Sean Penn    Sean O'Connell
Jonathan C. Daly    Tim Naughton
Terence Bernie Hines    Gary Mannheim
Paul Fitzgerald    Don Proctor
Grace Rex    Cheryl's Co-Worker
Alex Anfanger    Ted's Toner Box Associate
Amanda Naughton    Female Editor
Adrian Martinez    Hernando
Nolan Carley    Western Union Employee
Joey Slotnick    Retirement Home Administrator
Gary Wilmes    Walter's Dad
Marcus Antturi    Rich Melhoff
Amy Stiller    Rich's Friend's Mom
Rosamund Gudmundsdottir    Ticket Agent
Stuart Cornfeld    Greenland Air Passenger
Maariu Olsen    Rental Car Agent
Makka Kleist    Bartender
Olafur Darri Olafsson    Helicopter Pilot
Thorhallur Sigurdsson    Trawler Captain
Ari Matthiasson    Trawler 1st Mate
Hendrikus Schraven    Trawler 2nd Mate
Finni Johannsson    Trawler 3rd Mate
Eysteinn Gardarsson    Zodiac Shark Rescuer
Jose Alcantara    Chilean Sailor
Rodrigo Sepulveda Espinosa    Chilean Sailor
Seba Alon    Chilean Sailor
Miguel Baez-Olavarria    Chilean Sailor
Antonio Molina    Chilean Sailor
Martin Lagos    Chilean Sailor
Andres Quezada    Chilean Sailor
Valur Snaer Hilmarsson    Skateboard Kid #1
Eythor Atli Hilmarsson    Skateboard Kid #2
Birgir Jarl Runarsson    Skateboard Kid #3
Gunnar Helgason    Hotel Keeper
Kai Lennox    Phil Melhoff
Conan O'Brien    Himself
Andy Richter    Himself
Gurdeep Singh    Cab Driver
Anthony Desio    Mover
Losang Thonden    Older Rajqawee
Rinjee Sherpa    Younger Rajqawee
Haroon Nawabi    Afghan Warlord
Stefan B. Onundarsson    Afghan
Mohammed Arif Baser    Afghan
Mohammed Pancherri    Afghan
Ehsan Nawroz    Afghan
Steve Assil    Afghan
Ang Babu Sherpa    Soccer Playing Sherpa
Ang Gelu Sherpa    Soccer Playing Sherpa
Dawa Sherpa    Soccer Playing Sherpa
Ngima T. Sherpa    Soccer Playing Sherpa
Nuri Chhiri Sherpa    Soccer Playing Sherpa
Sonam P. Sherpa    Soccer Playing Sherpa
Phurba Sherpa    Soccer Playing Sherpa
Walter T. Mudu    TSA Skeleton #1
Liz Mikel    TSA Skeleton #2
Brian Scott McFadden    TSA Officer #1
Dion Graham    TSA Officer #2
Richard Dedomenico    Piano Wholesaler
Matt Levin    Board Meeting Guy
Radioman    News Stand Guy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Steve Conrad
Story Creator    James Thurber
Producer    Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
Producer    John Goldwyn
Producer    Stuart Cornfeld
Producer    Ben Stiller
Executive Producer    Gore Verbinski
Executive Producer    Meyer Gottieb
Executive Producer    G. Mac Brown
Director of Photography    Stuart Dryburgh
Production Designer    Jeff Mann
Editor    Greg Hayden
Co-Producer    Jeff Mann
Co-Producer    Kurt Williams
Costume Designer    Sarah Edwards
Composer    Theodore Shapiro
Music Supervisor    George Drakoulias
Visual Effects Supervisor    Guillaume Rocheron
Additional Music    Jose Gonzalez
Unit Production Manager    Carla Raij
Unit Production Manager    G. Mac Brown
Assistant Director    David H. Venghaus, Jr.
Assistant Director    Peter Thorell
Second Unit Director    Phil Neilson
Associate Producer    Matt Levin
Associate Producer    Ethan Shapanka
Supervising Art Director    David Swayze
Assistant Art Director    Jeffrey D. McDonald
Assistant Art Director    Ryan Heck
Assistant Art Director    Tristan P. Bourne
Assistant Art Director    Steve Morahan
Set Decorator    Regina Graves
Assistant Set Decorator    Susan Kaufman
2nd Assistant Set Decorator    Deborah Greene
Additional Photography    Gwynn Irwin
Special Effects Supervisor    Mark Hawker
Visual Effects Producer    Monette Dubin
Associate Editor    David A. Smith
Supervising Sound Editor    Craig Henighan
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul Urmson
Sound Mixer    Skip Lievsay
Sound Mixer    Craig Henighan
Costume Supervisor    David Davenport
Costume Supervisor    Kate Edwards
Make up    Donald Kozma
Make up    Paul Gebbia
Hairstylist    Mandy Lyons
Hairstylist    Suzy Mazzarese-Allison
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Mike Marino
Dialogue Editor    Kenton Jakub
Dialogue Editor    Eliza Paley
Dialogue Editor    Gregg Swiatlowski
Sound Editor    Rick Chefalas
Sound Editor    Steven Visscher
Foley Mixer    George Lara
Foley Mixer    Peter Persaud
Music Editor    Daniel DiPrima
Music Editor    Nancy Allen
Visual Effects Designer    Colin Strause
Visual Effects Supervisor    Bill Kunin
Casting Director    Rachel Tenner
Stunt Coordinator    Tim Trella

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/25 - $7,813,372   2,909 $2,686   $7,813,372 1
2013/12/26 - $4,781,588 -39% 2,909 $1,644   $12,594,960 2
2013/12/27 - $4,535,301 -5% 2,909 $1,559   $17,130,261 3
2013/12/28 - $4,758,452 +5% 2,909 $1,636   $21,888,713 4
2013/12/29 - $3,471,755 -27% 2,909 $1,193   $25,360,468 5
2013/12/30 - $2,801,066 -19% 2,909 $963   $28,161,534 6
2013/12/31 - $3,322,797 +19% 2,909 $1,142   $31,484,331 7
2014/01/01 7 $4,060,341 +22% 2,909 $1,396   $35,544,672 8
2014/01/02 7 $1,924,565 -53% 2,909 $662   $37,469,237 9
2014/01/03 - $2,819,263 +46% 2,922 $965   $40,288,500 10
2014/01/04 - $3,443,677 +22% 2,922 $1,179   $43,732,177 11
2014/01/05 - $1,738,777 -50% 2,922 $595   $45,470,954 12
2014/01/06 8 $693,202 -60% 2,922 $237   $46,164,156 13
2014/01/07 8 $888,696 +28% 2,922 $304   $47,052,852 14
2014/01/08 8 $646,989 -27% 2,922 $221   $47,699,841 15
2014/01/09 8 $590,921 -9% 2,922 $202   $48,290,762 16
2014/01/10 12 $1,311,790 +122% 2,584 $508   $49,602,552 17
2014/01/11 13 $2,003,921 +53% 2,584 $776   $51,606,473 18
2014/01/12 13 $987,135 -51% 2,584 $382   $52,593,608 19
2014/01/13 13 $280,664 -72% 2,584 $109   $52,874,272 20
2014/01/14 12 $365,314 +30% 2,584 $141   $53,239,586 21
2014/01/15 13 $287,625 -21% 2,584 $111   $53,527,211 22
2014/01/16 13 $268,607 -7% 2,584 $104   $53,795,818 23
2014/01/17 - $371,863 +38% 1,037 $359   $54,167,681 24
2014/01/18 - $600,663 +62% 1,037 $579   $54,768,344 25
2014/01/19 - $327,497 -45% 1,037 $316   $55,095,841 26
2014/01/20 18 $351,448 +7% 1,037 $339   $55,447,289 27
2014/01/21 - $103,051 -71% 1,037 $99   $55,550,340 28
2014/01/22 - $90,936 -12% 1,037 $88   $55,641,276 29
2014/01/23 - $93,457 +3% 1,037 $90   $55,734,733 30
2014/01/24 - $177,316 +90% 540 $328   $55,912,049 31
2014/01/25 - $284,475 +60% 540 $527   $56,196,524 32
2014/01/26 - $146,156 -49% 540 $271   $56,342,680 33
2014/01/27 - $46,883 -68% 540 $87   $56,389,563 34
2014/01/28 - $57,514 +23% 540 $107   $56,447,077 35
2014/01/29 - $42,772 -26% 540 $79   $56,489,849 36
2014/01/30 - $49,039 +15% 540 $91   $56,538,888 37
2014/01/31 - $118,454 +142% 410 $289   $56,657,342 38
2014/02/01 - $183,718 +55% 410 $448   $56,841,060 39
2014/02/02 - $46,122 -75% 410 $112   $56,887,182 40
2014/02/03 - $28,670 -38% 410 $70   $56,915,852 41
2014/02/04 - $31,764 +11% 410 $77   $56,947,616 42
2014/02/05 - $28,945 -9% 410 $71   $56,976,561 43
2014/02/06 - $32,268 +11% 410 $79   $57,008,829 44
2014/02/07 - $55,339 +71% 242 $229   $57,064,168 45
2014/02/08 - $88,635 +60% 242 $366   $57,152,803 46
2014/02/09 - $45,367 -49% 242 $187   $57,198,170 47
2014/02/10 - $15,494 -66% 242 $64   $57,213,664 48
2014/02/11 - $16,853 +9% 242 $70   $57,230,517 49
2014/02/12 - $13,879 -18% 242 $57   $57,244,396 50
2014/02/13 - $15,609 +12% 242 $65   $57,260,005 51
2014/02/14 - $66,899 +329% 201 $333   $57,326,904 52
2014/02/15 - $80,804 +21% 201 $402   $57,407,708 53
2014/02/16 - $48,840 -40% 201 $243   $57,456,548 54
2014/02/17 - $40,966 -16% 201 $204   $57,497,514 55
2014/02/18 - $18,453 -55% 201 $92   $57,515,967 56
2014/02/19 - $15,842 -14% 201 $79   $57,531,809 57
2014/02/20 - $15,275 -4% 201 $76   $57,547,084 58
2014/02/21 - $54,242 +255% 208 $261   $57,601,326 59
2014/02/22 - $80,017 +48% 208 $385   $57,681,343 60
2014/02/23 - $39,401 -51% 208 $189   $57,720,744 61
2014/02/24 - $14,797 -62% 208 $71   $57,735,541 62
2014/02/25 - $15,968 +8% 208 $77   $57,751,509 63
2014/02/26 - $14,573 -9% 208 $70   $57,766,082 64
2014/02/27 - $16,144 +11% 208 $78   $57,782,226 65
2014/02/28 - $35,103 +117% 163 $215   $57,817,329 66
2014/03/01 - $58,468 +67% 163 $359   $57,875,797 67
2014/03/02 - $25,766 -56% 163 $158   $57,901,563 68
2014/03/03 - $10,158 -61% 163 $62   $57,911,721 69
2014/03/04 - $10,923 +8% 163 $67   $57,922,644 70
2014/03/05 - $8,814 -19% 163 $54   $57,931,458 71
2014/03/06 - $10,152 +15% 163 $62   $57,941,610 72
2014/03/07 - $25,741 +154% 133 $194   $57,967,351 73
2014/03/08 - $37,656 +46% 133 $283   $58,005,007 74
2014/03/09 - $18,612 -51% 133 $140   $58,023,619 75
2014/03/10 - $8,892 -52% 133 $67   $58,032,511 76
2014/03/11 - $8,114 -9% 133 $61   $58,040,625 77
2014/03/12 - $8,623 +6% 133 $65   $58,049,248 78
2014/03/13 - $9,469 +10% 133 $71   $58,058,717 79
2014/03/14 - $18,971 +100% 88 $216   $58,077,688 80
2014/03/15 - $25,492 +34% 88 $290   $58,103,180 81
2014/03/16 - $11,511 -55% 88 $131   $58,114,691 82
2014/03/17 - $4,748 -59% 88 $54   $58,119,439 83
2014/03/18 - $6,201 +31% 88 $70   $58,125,640 84
2014/03/19 - $4,694 -24% 88 $53   $58,130,334 85
2014/03/20 - $4,873 +4% 88 $55   $58,135,207 86
2014/03/21 - $8,666 +78% 63 $138   $58,143,873 87
2014/03/22 - $12,613 +46% 63 $200   $58,156,486 88
2014/03/23 - $5,731 -55% 63 $91   $58,162,217 89
2014/03/24 - $3,943 -31% 63 $63   $58,166,160 90
2014/03/25 - $3,488 -12% 63 $55   $58,169,648 91
2014/03/26 - $4,073 +17% 63 $65   $58,173,721 92
2014/03/27 - $4,632 +14% 63 $74   $58,178,353 93

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/12/27 7 $12,765,508   2,909 $4,388   $25,360,468 5
2014/01/03 8 $8,001,717 -37% 2,922 $2,738   $45,470,954 12
2014/01/10 13 $4,302,846 -46% 2,584 $1,665   $52,593,608 19
2014/01/17 19 $1,300,023 -70% 1,037 $1,254   $55,095,841 26
2014/01/24 22 $607,947 -53% 540 $1,126   $56,342,680 33
2014/01/31 23 $348,294 -43% 410 $849   $56,887,182 40
2014/02/07 29 $189,341 -46% 242 $782   $57,198,170 47
2014/02/14 28 $196,543 +4% 201 $978   $57,456,548 54
2014/02/21 33 $173,660 -12% 208 $835   $57,720,744 61
2014/02/28 38 $119,337 -31% 163 $732   $57,901,563 68
2014/03/07 39 $82,009 -31% 133 $617   $58,023,619 75
2014/03/14 43 $55,974 -32% 88 $636   $58,114,691 82
2014/03/21 52 $27,010 -52% 63 $429   $58,162,217 89
2014/04/04 62 $17,453   36 $485   $58,229,120 103

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/20/20146125,713 125,713$1,884,438$1,884,4381
4/27/2014660,427-52% 186,140$914,261$2,798,6982
5/4/2014938,416-36% 224,556$610,814$3,409,5133
5/11/2014766,652+74% 291,208$1,327,708$4,737,2214
5/18/20141723,278-65% 314,486$456,714$5,193,9355
6/1/20142215,769 341,080$313,488$5,719,8097
6/15/20142814,399 363,629$166,740$6,048,8169

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/20/20146109,215 109,215$2,183,216$2,183,2161
4/27/2014537,471-66% 146,686$750,166$2,933,3822
5/4/2014927,114-28% 173,800$508,391$3,441,7733
5/11/2014734,083+26% 207,884$523,522$3,965,2954
5/18/20141413,425-61% 221,309$268,367$4,233,6625

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty