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Shorts (2009)

Shorts poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,919,166Details
International Box Office $8,951,635
Worldwide Box Office $29,870,801
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,882,225 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,882,225
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
45% - Rotten
Audience
32% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 21st, 2009 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: November 24th, 2009 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG For mild action and some rude humor
Comparisons: vs. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,418 $11,105 Dec 11, 2009 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,473 $19,078 Dec 4, 2009 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,323 $46,186 Nov 27, 2009 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,478 $54,458 Nov 20, 2009 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,376 $90,368 Nov 13, 2009 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,330 $126,508 Nov 6, 2009 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,910 $2,937 Oct 30, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,742 $8,950 Oct 23, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,116 $43,580 Oct 16, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,792 $31,050 Oct 9, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,904 $48,342 Oct 2, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,818 $94,069 Sep 25, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,444 $269,071 Sep 18, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,759 $1,211,156 Sep 11, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,411 $2,734,938 Sep 4, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,326 $4,511,345 Aug 28, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,500 $6,410,339 Aug 21, 2009 3
Widest Opening Weekend 693 3,105 Aug 21, 2009 3

Cast

Leslie Mann    Mom Thompson
Jon Cryer    Dad Thompson
James Spader    Mr. Black
William H. Macy    Dr. Noseworthy
Kat Dennings   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD Rentals: New Releases are Angelic

December 14th, 2009

Plenty of new releases reached the top 30 on this week's rental chart, including the three at the top. Angels & Demons was numbers one, beating out Four Christmases with roughly 50% more rentals. More...

DVD Sales: Dark Knight and Up Share Black Friday Honors

December 12th, 2009

Black Friday sales gave a decidedly retro look to the DVD sales chart for the week ending November 29. All major retailers were offering deeply discounted prices of catalog titles, including $4 deals at Target for Elf, Sex and the City and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, among others, and Best Buy offering Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Forgetting Sarah Marshall at the same price. Walmart wasn't going to be outdone though, and offered some DVD titles, including Hellboy 2, Mummy 3, I am Legend and Casino Royale in limited quantities at just $2. The real champion of the bargain basement, however, was The Dark Knight, which was available for $5 at Walmart, and $4 at both Target and Best Buy. With low, low prices, the unit volumes for the week were astronomical, but overall spending was actually down from 2008 thanks to the price cuts. More...

DVD Releases for November 24th, 2009

November 23rd, 2009

It's the week before Black Friday, which is widely reported as the busiest shopping day of the year. (It's not. Christmas Eve is the busiest shopping day of the year; however, on Christmas Eve a lot of the purchases are last minute food items.) If a studio wants its product to be part of Black Friday, this is the last Tuesday they can release the DVD or Blu-ray. Because of this, I'm a little surprised the week isn't busier than it is. The biggest release of the week is Angels & Demons, while there are a couple of Christmas releases that are also selling well. However, none of those come close to being the DVD Pick of the Week. Arguably the best of the best is Funny People, which isn't the best movie coming out this week, but it is a good movie and its Blu-ray is absolutely loaded. More...

Final Starts Out on Top

August 31st, 2009

It was a great weekend at the box office as all but one film in the top five films met or exceeded expectations, some by large margins. This helped the box office pull in a very healthy total of $125 million over the weekend, which was just 1.7% lower than last week. More importantly, it was a stunning 28% higher than the same weekend last year. Wow. Granted, this weekend last year was Labor Day weekend, which is a terrible time at the box office, but this is still a fantastic result. Year-to-date, 2009 has pulled in $7.24 billion, which is 7.4% higher than last year's pace. More...

Contest - For the Kids - Winning Announcement

August 27th, 2009

The winners of our For the Kids contest were determined and they are... More...

Basterds are the Pride of the Charts

August 24th, 2009

Overall the box office was weaker than expected this weekend with only one of four releases meeting expectations, while the holdovers were not able to completely compensate. This led a 10.5% drop-off in ticket sales from last weekend; however, the $127 million total box office take is still 20% higher than the same weekend last year. 2009 stretched its year-to-date lead over 2008 to 6.9%, earning $7.06 billion to $6.60 billion so far. More...

Weekend Estimates: Basterds Scores Record Opening for Tarantino

August 23rd, 2009

Quentin Tarantino enjoyed the best opening of his career over the weekend, according to Weinstein Co.'s estimate released on Sunday morning. With $37.6 million, the movie tops his previous best, which is either Sin City (if you count his single scene as a legitimate directing credit) or Kill Bill: Volume 2, depending on your perspective. Either way, it's an impressive debut for a late Summer movie. More...

Glory Awaits

August 21st, 2009

This week we have two saturation level releases and two releases that don't even qualify as truly wide but could still reach the top ten. Realistically, even with four wide-ish releases, only one of them has a real shot at top spot and that will hurt the overall box office. On the other hand, this week last year was much worse in terms of high powered releases and 2009 should continue its winning ways. More...

Trailers for Movies Opening August 21, 2009

August 20th, 2009


Contest - For the Kids

August 14th, 2009

As summer winds down we have the last kids movie of the summer coming out with Shorts, which is this week's target film. And to go with the film's target audience, we will be giving away four animated DVDs. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Shorts. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of X-Men - Volume 1 and Volume 2. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Kung Fu Panda - Secrets of the Furious Five on DVD and Alvin and the Chipmunks - The Mystery of the Easter Chipmunk on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2009 Preview: August

August 1st, 2009

July was a mixed month with several of the big hits failing to live up to great expectations, while still being big hits. There were no surprise hits, but no outright bombs either. No outright bombs is what the industry is hoping for August, but that seems less likely. We could see a monster hit opening on the first week, but that potential hit, G.I.Joe, could also be a monster bomb. There is at least one movie opening each week that I'm personally interested in, although for the most part it is not the widest release of the week that piques my interest. More...

Cast Updates - August 7, 2008

August 7th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Edge of Darkness, Inglorious Bastards, Rachel Getting Married, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 22, 2008

June 22nd, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Accidental Husband, Bruno, The Box and more! More...

Cast Updates - June 19, 2008

June 19th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for 2012, Public Enemies, Transformers 2, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - June 18, 2008

June 17th, 2008

The last couple of weeks another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! 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
2009/08/21 6 $6,410,339   3,105 $2,065   $6,410,339 3
2009/08/28 8 $4,511,345 -30% 3,105 $1,453   $13,206,697 10
2009/09/04 11 $2,734,938 -39% 2,631 $1,040   $17,161,998 17
2009/09/11 15 $1,211,156 -56% 1,701 $712   $19,716,511 24
2009/09/18 29 $269,071 -78% 810 $332   $20,152,636 31
2009/09/25 46 $94,069 -65% 292 $322   $20,281,160 38
2009/10/02 56 $48,342 -49% 150 $322   $20,346,286 45
2009/10/09 61 $31,050 -36% 104 $299   $20,387,166 52
2009/10/16 57 $43,580 +40% 54 $807   $20,437,741 59
2009/10/23 80 $8,950 -79% 21 $426   $20,453,777 66
2009/10/30 102 $2,937 -67% 17 $173   $20,458,304 73
2009/11/06 30 $126,508 +4,207% 222 $570   $20,585,712 80
2009/11/13 30 $90,368 -29% 172 $525   $20,724,310 87
2009/11/20 39 $54,458 -40% 131 $416   $20,797,067 94
2009/11/27 46 $46,186 -15% 97 $476   $20,875,468 101
2009/12/04 54 $19,078 -59% 68 $281   $20,900,194 108
2009/12/11 57 $11,105 -42% 46 $241   $20,916,309 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/08/21 6 $2,152,810   3,105 $693   $2,152,810 1
2009/08/22 6 $2,610,119 +21% 3,105 $841   $4,762,929 2
2009/08/23 6 $1,647,410 -37% 3,105 $531   $6,410,339 3
2009/08/24 6 $597,372 -64% 3,105 $192   $7,007,711 4
2009/08/25 6 $638,270 +7% 3,105 $206   $7,645,981 5
2009/08/26 6 $556,099 -13% 3,105 $179   $8,202,080 6
2009/08/27 6 $493,272 -11% 3,105 $159   $8,695,352 7
2009/08/28 8 $1,259,198 +155% 3,105 $406   $9,954,550 8
2009/08/29 8 $2,102,603 +67% 3,105 $677   $12,057,153 9
2009/08/30 8 $1,149,544 -45% 3,105 $370   $13,206,697 10
2009/08/31 8 $348,413 -70% 3,105 $112   $13,555,110 11
2009/09/01 8 $346,193 -1% 3,105 $111   $13,901,303 12
2009/09/02 8 $266,471 -23% 3,105 $86   $14,167,774 13
2009/09/03 8 $259,286 -3% 3,105 $84   $14,427,060 14
2009/09/04 11 $592,077 +128% 2,631 $225   $15,019,137 15
2009/09/05 11 $1,082,468 +83% 2,631 $411   $16,101,605 16
2009/09/06 11 $1,060,393 -2% 2,631 $403   $17,161,998 17
2009/09/07 11 $1,110,779 +5% 2,631 $422   $18,272,777 18
2009/09/08 - $117,389 -89% 2,631 $45   $18,390,166 19
2009/09/09 - $64,176 -45% 2,631 $24   $18,454,342 20
2009/09/10 - $51,013 -21% 2,631 $19   $18,505,355 21
2009/09/11 - $218,092 +328% 1,701 $128   $18,723,447 22
2009/09/12 - $625,949 +187% 1,701 $368   $19,349,396 23
2009/09/13 - $367,115 -41% 1,701 $216   $19,716,511 24
2009/09/14 - $39,352 -89% 1,701 $23   $19,755,863 25
2009/09/15 - $42,017 +7% 1,701 $25   $19,797,880 26
2009/09/16 - $46,278 +10% 1,701 $27   $19,844,158 27
2009/09/17 - $39,407 -15% 1,701 $23   $19,883,565 28
2009/09/18 - $73,015 +85% 810 $90   $19,956,580 29
2009/09/19 - $120,637 +65% 810 $149   $20,077,217 30
2009/09/20 - $75,419 -37% 810 $93   $20,152,636 31
2009/09/21 - $8,581 -89% 810 $11   $20,161,217 32
2009/09/22 - $9,043 +5% 810 $11   $20,170,260 33
2009/09/23 - $8,742 -3% 810 $11   $20,179,002 34
2009/09/24 - $8,089 -7% 810 $10   $20,187,091 35
2009/09/25 - $29,555 +265% 292 $101   $20,216,646 36
2009/09/26 - $42,212 +43% 292 $145   $20,258,858 37
2009/09/27 - $22,302 -47% 292 $76   $20,281,160 38
2009/09/28 - $6,372 -71% 292 $22   $20,287,532 39
2009/09/29 - $4,015 -37% 292 $14   $20,291,547 40
2009/09/30 - $2,793 -30% 292 $10   $20,294,340 41
2009/10/01 - $3,604 +29% 292 $12   $20,297,944 42
2009/10/02 - $14,296 +297% 150 $95   $20,312,240 43
2009/10/03 - $19,572 +37% 150 $130   $20,331,812 44
2009/10/04 - $14,474 -26% 150 $96   $20,346,286 45
2009/10/05 - $3,002 -79% 150 $20   $20,349,288 46
2009/10/06 - $2,251 -25% 150 $15   $20,351,539 47
2009/10/07 - $1,868 -17% 150 $12   $20,353,407 48
2009/10/08 - $2,709 +45% 150 $18   $20,356,116 49
2009/10/09 - $9,411 +247% 104 $90   $20,365,527 50
2009/10/10 - $13,516 +44% 104 $130   $20,379,043 51
2009/10/11 - $8,123 -40% 104 $78   $20,387,166 52
2009/10/12 - $3,764 -54% 104 $36   $20,390,930 53
2009/10/13 - $1,205 -68% 104 $12   $20,392,135 54
2009/10/14 - $1,009 -16% 104 $10   $20,393,144 55
2009/10/15 - $1,017 +1% 104 $10   $20,394,161 56
2009/10/16 - $16,876 +1,559% 54 $313   $20,411,037 57
2009/10/17 - $21,053 +25% 54 $390   $20,432,090 58
2009/10/18 - $5,651 -73% 54 $105   $20,437,741 59
2009/10/19 - $1,792 -68% 54 $33   $20,439,533 60
2009/10/20 - $1,986 +11% 54 $37   $20,441,519 61
2009/10/21 - $1,154 -42% 54 $21   $20,442,673 62
2009/10/22 - $2,154 +87% 54 $40   $20,444,827 63
2009/10/23 - $3,276 +52% 21 $156   $20,448,103 64
2009/10/24 - $4,094 +25% 21 $195   $20,452,197 65
2009/10/25 - $1,580 -61% 21 $75   $20,453,777 66
2009/10/26 - $306 -81% 21 $15   $20,454,083 67
2009/10/27 - $478 +56% 21 $23   $20,454,561 68
2009/10/28 - $349 -27% 17 $21   $20,454,910 69
2009/10/29 - $457 +31% 17 $27   $20,455,367 70
2009/10/30 - $819 +79% 17 $48   $20,456,186 71
2009/10/31 - $816 n/c 17 $48   $20,457,002 72
2009/11/01 - $1,302 +60% 17 $77   $20,458,304 73
2009/11/02 - $267 -79% 17 $16   $20,458,571 74
2009/11/03 - $238 -11% 17 $14   $20,458,809 75
2009/11/04 - $194 -18% 17 $11   $20,459,003 76
2009/11/05 - $201 +4% 17 $12   $20,459,204 77
2009/11/06 - $32,257 +15,948% 222 $145   $20,491,461 78
2009/11/07 - $59,212 +84% 222 $267   $20,550,673 79
2009/11/08 - $35,039 -41% 222 $158   $20,585,712 80
2009/11/09 - $7,159 -80% 222 $32   $20,592,871 81
2009/11/10 - $9,365 +31% 222 $42   $20,602,236 82
2009/11/11 - $25,660 +174% 222 $116   $20,627,896 83
2009/11/12 - $6,046 -76% 222 $27   $20,633,942 84
2009/11/13 - $21,257 +252% 172 $124   $20,655,199 85
2009/11/14 - $42,794 +101% 172 $249   $20,697,993 86
2009/11/15 - $26,317 -39% 172 $153   $20,724,310 87
2009/11/16 - $4,738 -82% 172 $28   $20,729,048 88
2009/11/17 - $4,407 -7% 172 $26   $20,733,455 89
2009/11/18 - $4,873 +11% 172 $28   $20,738,328 90
2009/11/19 - $4,281 -12% 172 $25   $20,742,609 91
2009/11/20 - $11,840 +177% 131 $90   $20,754,449 92
2009/11/21 - $25,101 +112% 131 $192   $20,779,550 93
2009/11/22 - $17,517 -30% 131 $134   $20,797,067 94
2009/11/23 - $7,106 -59% 131 $54   $20,804,173 95
2009/11/24 - $9,166 +29% 131 $70   $20,813,339 96
2009/11/25 - $10,876 +19% 97 $112   $20,824,215 97
2009/11/26 - $5,067 -53% 97 $52   $20,829,282 98
2009/11/27 - $17,121 +238% 97 $177   $20,846,403 99
2009/11/28 - $18,145 +6% 97 $187   $20,864,548 100
2009/11/29 - $10,920 -40% 97 $113   $20,875,468 101
2009/11/30 - $1,529 -86% 97 $16   $20,876,997 102
2009/12/01 - $1,361 -11% 97 $14   $20,878,358 103
2009/12/02 - $1,429 +5% 97 $15   $20,879,787 104
2009/12/03 - $1,329 -7% 97 $14   $20,881,116 105
2009/12/04 - $3,204 +141% 68 $47   $20,884,320 106
2009/12/05 - $9,050 +182% 68 $133   $20,893,370 107
2009/12/06 - $6,824 -25% 68 $100   $20,900,194 108
2009/12/07 - $1,158 -83% 68 $17   $20,901,352 109
2009/12/08 - $1,192 +3% 68 $18   $20,902,544 110
2009/12/09 - $1,217 +2% 68 $18   $20,903,761 111
2009/12/10 - $1,443 +19% 68 $21   $20,905,204 112
2009/12/11 - $2,043 +42% 46 $44   $20,907,247 113
2009/12/12 - $5,417 +165% 46 $118   $20,912,664 114
2009/12/13 - $3,645 -33% 46 $79   $20,916,309 115
2009/12/14 - $438 -88% 46 $10   $20,916,747 116
2009/12/15 - $674 +54% 46 $15   $20,917,421 117
2009/12/16 - $827 +23% 46 $18   $20,918,248 118
2009/12/17 - $918 +11% 46 $20   $20,919,166 119

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/08/21 6 $8,695,352   3,105 $2,800   $8,695,352 7
2009/08/28 8 $5,731,708 -34% 3,105 $1,846   $14,427,060 14
2009/09/04 12 $4,078,295 -29% 2,631 $1,550   $18,505,355 21
2009/09/11 16 $1,378,210 -66% 1,701 $810   $19,883,565 28
2009/09/18 30 $303,526 -78% 810 $375   $20,187,091 35
2009/09/25 48 $110,853 -63% 292 $380   $20,297,944 42
2009/10/02 56 $58,172 -48% 150 $388   $20,356,116 49
2009/10/09 63 $38,045 -35% 104 $366   $20,394,161 56
2009/10/16 60 $50,666 +33% 54 $938   $20,444,827 63
2009/10/23 87 $10,540 -79% 21 $502   $20,455,367 70
2009/10/30 107 $3,837 -64% 17 $226   $20,459,204 77
2009/11/06 30 $174,738 +4,454% 222 $787   $20,633,942 84
2009/11/13 36 $108,667 -38% 172 $632   $20,742,609 91
2009/11/20 44 $86,673 -20% 131 $662   $20,829,282 98
2009/11/27 49 $51,834 -40% 97 $534   $20,881,116 105
2009/12/04 55 $24,088 -54% 68 $354   $20,905,204 112
2009/12/11 63 $13,962 -42% 46 $304   $20,919,166 119

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