The Sitter

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,542,576Details
International Box Office $1,915,175
Worldwide Box Office $32,457,751
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,177,086 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,518,817 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,695,903
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

When the world's most irresponsible babysitter takes three of the world's worst kids on an unforgettable overnight adventure through the streets of New York City, it's anyone's guess who's going to make it home in one piece.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
21% - Rotten
Audience
40% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Theatrical Release: December 9th, 2011 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: March 20th, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2194, 10/19/2011)
Keywords: Improvised, Epilogue, Corrupt Cops, LGBT, Adopted Family, Infidelity, Narcotics, Relationships Gone Wrong, Gangs, Divorcée Romance, Bad Role Models, Coming of Age, Delayed Adulthood, Babysitters
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Blu-ray Sales: Muppets Find it Easy to be Blu

New releases really dominated the Blu-ray sales chart taking the top four spots and five of the top six. Leading the way was The Muppets with 967,000 units / $24.16 million. Its opening week Blu-ray ray share was 52%, which is stunning for a live action family film. In fact, it's would good for a visually impressive action film. More...

DVD Sales: Muppets Show How it's Done

New releases dominated the DVD sales chart earning the top three spots and five of the top ten. Leading the way was The Muppets with 884,000 units / $15.05 million. This is a little weaker than I would like, but perhaps it performed better on Blu-ray. I'm not overly optimistic, because live action kids movies tend to struggle on high definition. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 27th, 2012

It's not a particularly strong week when it comes to the home market. The biggest box office hit coming out this week is Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, but that film missed expectations at the box office and was savaged by critics. It should be the best selling DVD and Blu-ray of the week, but that's because it is a slow week overall. As for the best of the best, Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIII is my choice for Pick of the Week. Others might go with South Park: Season 15 instead, while A Dangerous Method would also be the top choice of many. By a strange coincidence, I'm waiting for the screeners for all four of these films. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Sitter

The Sitter came out in early December, which is not a bad time of year to release a film, but it bombed opening with less than $10 million and finishing with just over $30 million. Granted, when it opened, the overall box office was in an extended slump. So perhaps the film was a victim of a weak market. Or perhaps it was just a bad movie. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 20th, 2012

It's another week were there are a lot of Awards Season players hitting the home market and a lot of screeners that are late. There are a trio of films that are high on the list of contenders for Pick of the Week. These include two serious drama / thrillers: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy on Blu-ray Combo Pack and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on Blu-ray. However, in the end, I went with the extreme other end of the serious scale with The Muppets's Wocka Wocka Value Pack More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office a Mere Shadow of Former Glory

Well, serves me right for being optimistic. The box office was again filled with disappointments and both wide releases missed expectations, which is bad. They missed expectations by a combined $30 million, which is a disaster. I was going to say, "At least it wasn't as bad as last week!", but that's damning it with faint praise. The overall box office did grow by 57% to $118 million; however, since last weekend was the worse weekend in a few years, this not a reason to celebrate. Compared to last year, the drop-off was 12%. With two weeks left in the year, 2011 is behind 2010's pace by 4% at $9.71 billion to $10.12 billion with no hope of catching up. At this point, the only thing to do is looking forward to 2012 and hope the slump we are in now doesn't extend past the new year. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office on Scrooge-Like Run

After an extended slump with only a few bright spots over the past couple months, expectations for this weekend were lowered. Unfortunately, the new releases managed to fail to live up to lowered expectations and we had the worst weekend of the year. That can't be right. It's the worst weekend in three years. The overall box office was down 7% from last weekend to just $75 million, while it was down 18% when compared with last year. With only a few weeks left in the year, 2011 is down by 4% to 2010 at $9.57 billion to $9.95 billion. At this point, 2011 has virtually no chance of catching up to 2010. In fact, the box office is so weak, I think it is wise to reduce all predictions by at least 10%. ... Maybe 20%. More...

Weekend Estimates: New Year's Eve Brings No Cheer

A dismal weekend is predicted all round this weekend, and the total box office is set to record its poorest score in three years, and its worst December weekend in over a decade. With Breaking Dawn, Part 1 continuing its rapid decline, and no hits coming out since, the top of the chart has a decidedly anemic look to it. New Year's Eve will be top with around $13.7 million, a number that is miles behind last year's $56.3 million debut for Valentine's Day. The Sitter will come second with $10 million, which is less of an embarrassment, given its edgier nature, but still well below par. More...

Weekend Predictions: Winter is Looking Frightful

We could be in for a bad weekend. Then again, most weekends this year have been bad. Neither New Year's Eve nor The Sitter are winning over many critics, while their box office potential might be even lower than previously expected. The only good news is that this time last year wasn't a great weekend at the box office either and, if one new release can be a pleasant surprise, there's still a chance 2011 can pull out a win. However, there are not many reasons to feel optimistic at this point. On the one hand, there is a chance the extended box office slump is just the new norm and the two back-to-back years of $10 billion were a fluke. On the other hand, maybe there is a pent up demand and as soon as a the big releases come out next week, we will see an explosion at the box office. We will know more after next week. More...

2011 Preview: December

Well... game over. At the beginning of November, 2011's total box office was $340 million behind 2010's pace. We needed that gap to be closed significantly by the end of the month, but it actually grew wider. So now that there's virtually no chance that 2011 will avoid a year-over-year decline at the box office, not unless there's a surprise Avatar coming out this month. But is there at least some hope for the next four weeks? Last December six films reach $100 million, including one that opened in limited release and expanded wide, but none reached $200 million. This year, four are practically sure bets at $100 million, including one or two that could reach $200 million. Plus, there are four others that should make between $75 million and $100 million. I doubt all of them will reach the century mark, but if one did, it wouldn't be a shock. Then there's a couple of limited releases that should expand wide and, maybe, if one of them becomes the big play during Awards Season, it could reach $100 million as well. Even if every film beat expectations, 2011 won't come out ahead. But maybe if enough do, we can at least end the year on a high note. Unfortunately it has come down to that. Instead of talking about the box office record being broken, we are hoping 2011 doesn't end on yet another sour note. More...

Cast

Jonah Hill    Noah Griffith
J.B. Smoove    Julio
Max Records    Slater
Ari Graynor    Marisa Lewis
Sam Rockwell    Karl
Landry Bender    Blithe
Kevin Hernandez    Rodrigo

Production and Technical Credits

Director    David Gordon Green
Screenwriter    Brian Gatewood
Screenwriter    Alessandra Tanaka
Producer    Michael De Luca
Executive Producer    Jonah Hill
Executive Producer    Donald J. Lee
Executive Producer    Lisa Muskat
Executive Producer    Josh Bratman
Cinematographer    Tim Orr
Editor    Craig Alpert
Composer    David Wingo
Composer    Jeff Mcllwain
Music Supervisor    Mike Wike
Costume Designer    Leah Katznelson

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/09 2 $3,706,669   2,750 $1,348   $3,706,669 1
2011/12/10 2 $3,825,552 +3% 2,750 $1,391   $7,532,221 2
2011/12/11 2 $2,319,214 -39% 2,750 $843   $9,851,435 3
2011/12/12 2 $908,668 -61% 2,750 $330   $10,760,103 4
2011/12/13 2 $1,013,829 +12% 2,750 $369   $11,773,932 5
2011/12/14 2 $790,840 -22% 2,750 $288   $12,564,772 6
2011/12/15 2 $756,534 -4% 2,750 $275   $13,321,306 7
2011/12/16 5 $1,444,896 +91% 2,752 $525   $14,766,202 8
2011/12/17 5 $1,798,223 +24% 2,752 $653   $16,564,425 9
2011/12/18 5 $1,365,562 -24% 2,752 $496   $17,929,987 10
2011/12/19 5 $706,209 -48% 2,752 $257   $18,636,196 11
2011/12/20 7 $715,372 +1% 2,752 $260   $19,351,568 12
2011/12/21 9 $553,978 -23% 2,473 $224   $19,905,546 13
2011/12/22 11 $582,656 +5% 2,473 $236   $20,488,202 14
2011/12/23 13 $593,580 +2% 1,786 $332   $21,081,782 15
2011/12/24 15 $274,059 -54% 1,786 $153   $21,355,841 16
2011/12/25 12 $871,526 +218% 1,486 $586   $22,227,367 17
2011/12/26 15 $758,177 -13% 1,486 $510   $22,985,544 18
2011/12/27 15 $584,836 -23% 1,486 $394   $23,570,380 19
2011/12/28 15 $542,568 -7% 1,486 $365   $24,112,948 20
2011/12/29 15 $531,113 -2% 1,486 $357   $24,644,061 21
2011/12/30 15 $653,451 +23% 1,348 $485   $25,297,512 22
2011/12/31 - $313,423 -52% 1,348 $233   $25,610,935 23
2012/01/01 14 $706,922 +126% 1,348 $524   $26,317,857 24
2012/01/02 15 $498,483 -29% 1,348 $370   $26,816,340 25
2012/01/03 12 $301,037 -40% 1,348 $223   $27,117,377 26
2012/01/04 13 $248,968 -17% 1,348 $185   $27,366,345 27
2012/01/05 14 $201,790 -19% 1,348 $150   $27,568,135 28
2012/01/06 - $398,109 +97% 758 $525   $27,966,244 29
2012/01/07 - $480,062 +21% 758 $633   $28,446,306 30
2012/01/08 - $276,688 -42% 758 $365   $28,722,994 31
2012/01/09 - $99,640 -64% 758 $131   $28,822,634 32
2012/01/10 - $118,383 +19% 758 $156   $28,941,017 33
2012/01/11 - $97,943 -17% 758 $129   $29,038,960 34
2012/01/12 - $98,273 n/c 758 $130   $29,137,233 35
2012/01/13 - $142,511 +45% 449 $317   $29,279,744 36
2012/01/14 - $195,260 +37% 449 $435   $29,475,004 37
2012/01/15 - $175,251 -10% 449 $390   $29,650,255 38
2012/01/16 - $98,426 -44% 449 $219   $29,748,681 39
2012/01/17 - $46,880 -52% 449 $104   $29,795,561 40
2012/01/18 - $42,013 -10% 449 $94   $29,837,574 41
2012/01/19 - $41,089 -2% 449 $92   $29,878,663 42
2012/01/20 - $41,267 n/c 191 $216   $29,919,930 43
2012/01/21 - $67,122 +63% 191 $351   $29,987,052 44
2012/01/22 - $34,259 -49% 191 $179   $30,021,311 45
2012/01/23 - $14,076 -59% 191 $74   $30,035,387 46
2012/01/24 - $14,244 +1% 191 $75   $30,049,631 47
2012/01/25 - $14,033 -1% 191 $73   $30,063,664 48
2012/01/26 - $14,403 +3% 191 $75   $30,078,067 49
2012/01/27 - $35,240 +145% 145 $243   $30,113,307 50
2012/01/28 - $52,553 +49% 145 $362   $30,165,860 51
2012/01/29 - $35,105 -33% 145 $242   $30,200,965 52
2012/01/30 - $11,482 -67% 145 $79   $30,212,447 53
2012/01/31 - $11,628 +1% 145 $80   $30,224,075 54
2012/02/01 - $10,886 -6% 145 $75   $30,234,961 55
2012/02/02 - $12,243 +12% 145 $84   $30,247,204 56
2012/02/03 - $21,921 +79% 126 $174   $30,269,125 57
2012/02/04 - $36,188 +65% 126 $287   $30,305,313 58
2012/02/05 - $14,882 -59% 126 $118   $30,320,195 59
2012/02/06 - $8,829 -41% 126 $70   $30,329,024 60
2012/02/07 - $9,626 +9% 126 $76   $30,338,650 61
2012/02/08 - $8,370 -13% 126 $66   $30,347,020 62
2012/02/09 - $8,092 -3% 126 $64   $30,355,112 63
2012/02/10 - $14,407 +78% 99 $146   $30,369,519 64
2012/02/11 - $24,988 +73% 99 $252   $30,394,507 65
2012/02/12 - $17,443 -30% 99 $176   $30,411,950 66
2012/02/13 - $6,068 -65% 99 $61   $30,418,018 67
2012/02/14 - $10,656 +76% 99 $108   $30,428,674 68
2012/02/15 - $6,275 -41% 99 $63   $30,434,949 69
2012/02/16 - $6,377 +2% 99 $64   $30,441,326 70
2012/02/17 - $7,033 +10% 43 $164   $30,448,359 71
2012/02/18 - $11,457 +63% 43 $266   $30,459,816 72
2012/02/19 - $11,393 -1% 43 $265   $30,471,209 73
2012/02/20 - $5,631 -51% 43 $131   $30,476,840 74
2012/02/21 - $2,967 -47% 43 $69   $30,479,807 75
2012/02/22 - $2,335 -21% 43 $54   $30,482,142 76
2012/02/23 - $2,903 +24% 43 $68   $30,485,045 77
2012/02/24 - $5,727 +97% 30 $191   $30,490,772 78
2012/02/25 - $8,260 +44% 30 $275   $30,499,032 79
2012/02/26 - $6,180 -25% 30 $206   $30,505,212 80
2012/02/27 - $1,973 -68% 30 $66   $30,507,185 81
2012/02/28 - $2,280 +16% 30 $76   $30,509,465 82
2012/02/29 - $2,057 -10% 30 $69   $30,511,522 83
2012/03/01 - $1,834 -11% 30 $61   $30,513,356 84
2012/03/02 - $3,766 +105% 21 $179   $30,517,122 85
2012/03/03 - $6,091 +62% 21 $290   $30,523,213 86
2012/03/04 - $3,797 -38% 21 $181   $30,527,010 87
2012/03/05 - $1,235 -67% 21 $59   $30,528,245 88
2012/03/06 - $1,182 -4% 21 $56   $30,529,427 89
2012/03/07 - $1,176 -1% 21 $56   $30,530,603 90
2012/03/08 - $1,110 -6% 21 $53   $30,531,713 91
2012/03/09 - $1,816 +64% 12 $151   $30,533,529 92
2012/03/10 - $3,210 +77% 12 $268   $30,536,739 93
2012/03/11 - $1,930 -40% 12 $161   $30,538,669 94
2012/03/12 - $872 -55% 12 $73   $30,539,541 95
2012/03/13 - $974 +12% 12 $81   $30,540,515 96
2012/03/14 - $1,165 +20% 12 $97   $30,541,680 97
2012/03/15 - $896 -23% 12 $75   $30,542,576 98

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/09 2 $9,851,435   2,750 $3,582   $9,851,435 3
2011/12/16 5 $4,608,681 -53% 2,752 $1,675   $17,929,987 10
2011/12/23 15 $1,739,165 -62% 1,786 $974   $22,227,367 17
2011/12/30 15 $1,673,796 -4% 1,348 $1,242   $26,317,857 24
2012/01/06 17 $1,154,849 -31% 758 $1,524   $28,722,994 31
2012/01/13 22 $513,022 -56% 449 $1,143   $29,650,255 38
2012/01/20 33 $142,648 -72% 191 $747   $30,021,311 45
2012/01/27 36 $122,898 -14% 145 $848   $30,200,965 52
2012/02/03 39 $72,991 -41% 126 $579   $30,320,195 59
2012/02/10 49 $56,838 -22% 99 $574   $30,411,950 66
2012/02/17 60 $29,883 -47% 43 $695   $30,471,209 73
2012/02/24 67 $20,167 -33% 30 $672   $30,505,212 80
2012/03/02 69 $13,654 -32% 21 $650   $30,527,010 87
2012/03/09 78 $6,956 -49% 12 $580   $30,538,669 94

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/25/20127156,898 156,898$2,620,197$2,620,1971
4/1/20121060,075-62% 216,973$1,097,570$3,717,7672
4/8/20122339,476-34% 256,449$738,201$4,455,9683
4/15/20122033,857-14% 290,306$642,944$5,098,9124
4/22/20122230,632-10% 320,938$577,413$5,676,3265
4/29/20122228,372-7% 349,310$542,756$6,219,0826
5/6/20122819,855-30% 369,165$350,838$6,569,9207

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/25/2012654,076 54,076$1,283,760$1,283,7601
4/1/20121816,540-69% 70,615$419,277$1,703,0372

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