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Smart People (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,511,289Details
International Box Office $2,144,330
Worldwide Box Office $11,655,619
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,628,367 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $3,628,367
Further financial details...

  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
49% - Rotten
Audience
39% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 11th, 2008 (Wide) by Miramax
Video Release: August 12th, 2008 by Miramax Video
MPAA Rating: R for language, brief teen drug and alcohol use, and for some sexuality
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, Mid-Life Crisis, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,871 $27,367 May 30, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,855 $51,004 May 23, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,875 $88,622 May 16, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,036 $137,843 May 9, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,924 $325,787 May 2, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,752 $895,175 Apr 25, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,812 $1,600,687 Apr 18, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,231 $4,092,465 Apr 11, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,577 1,106 Apr 11, 2008 3

Cast

   Lawrence Wetherhold
Sarah Jessica Parker    Janet
Thomas Haden Church    Chuck
Ashton Holmes    James Wetherhold
Ellen Page    Vanessa Wetherhold
Christine Lahti    Nancy

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Aaron Zigman

DVD Rentals - What Happens on the Rental Charts...

September 10th, 2008

New releases were not as plentiful on the rental charts as they were on the sales chart this week, but we still had a new number one as What Happens in Vegas... generated about 35% more than last week's number one rental, Street Kings. More...

DVD Rentals - Street is Kings of the Rentals

September 3rd, 2008

New releases did well on the rental charts, but they did not dominate in the way they did on the sales chart. We still had a new number one as Street Kings topped the charts with nearly double the revenue of its nearest competitor. More...

DVD Sales - Sales Slump

August 27th, 2008

New releases were at their weakest in months. In fact, outside of TV on DVD, there were no new releases in the top five, and only one in the top ten. This left Nim's Island at the top of this week's sales chart with 178,000 units for the week, which is the lowest total for a number one film on our list since we've been keeping track of sales. In total, Nim's Island has sold 644,000 units for a two-week revenue tally of $12.05 million. More...

DVD Rentals - Island Paradise for Two

August 27th, 2008

There were no marquee new releases this week, which left Nim's Island in first place on the rental chart, although both Smart People and 21 were very close behind. More...

DVD Releases for August 12, 2008

August 11th, 2008

Another week, another list of lackluster first-run releases. In fact, the highest grossing first-run release of the week managed less than $10 million at the box office. There was only one contender for DVD Pick of the Week, and that was Brand Upon the Brain! - Criterion Collection. However, even that might be a little too out there for most people. More...

International Details - No Foolin'

May 4th, 2008

Fool's Gold opened in a trio of major markets and that helped the film climb into sixth place with $4.93 million on 1809 screens in 39 markets for a total of $26.30 million. The film did relatively well in Spain with $1.03 million on 272 screens and in Germany with $934,000 on 254 screens while earning second place in both markets. On the other hand, it bombed in Italy with just $516,000 on 232 screens landing in sixth place. Overall, it was better than the film's average so far, but not nearly enough to recover from its previous troubles. It should hit $100 million worldwide this weekend, but that's not much compared to its domestic run, nor compared to its production budget. More...

Jet Li and Jackie Chan Team Up to Take Over the Box Office

April 22nd, 2008

New releases were able to match expectations at the box office this weekend, for the most part, and there were hardly any surprises overall. This led to overall box office revenue of $94 million, which is about 1% lower than last weekend. However, it is also 6% higher than the same weekend last year, which ends 2008's four-week losing streak. Year-to-date, 2008 is still behind $2.47 billion to $2.56 billion, but we will take every little bit of good news as it comes. More...

Moviegoers Crown New (Prom) King

April 15th, 2008

Overall the box office was marginally better than expected with practically every film beating expectations. However, no film really surpassed expectations by any great amount and the overall box office was $95 million, which was almost exactly the same as last weekend. However, it was almost 20% less than the same weekend last year and now 2008 is down more than 3% from last year's pace $2.36 billion to $2.44 billion. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of April 11, 2008

April 12th, 2008

Like last week, there are only 11 movie that came out this week, however, more of them have real sites. But unlike last week, none of the site rises to the level of the Weekly Website Award. I would rate either The Visitor - Official Site or Smart People - Official Site as the best of the rest, but while both are effective, neither are award-worthy. More...

Smart Money is on Prom Night becoming the King of the Weekend

April 10th, 2008

The latest horror remake, Prom Night, is tracking stronger than expected and should win the box office race over the weekend. However, it is the only strong release of the week and could be the only film to crack $10 million over the weekend. Conversely, this weekend last year four films hit 8 digits, and this makes it very likely that 2007 will slip further behind last year's pace. More...

2008 Preview: April

April 1st, 2008

April is not a good month to release a movie. In fact, it is one of the worst months to release a movie, especially late in the month as the May mega-releases begin to loom large on the horizon and you don't have a lot of time to pull in some cash before summer starts and the competition becomes too much to handle. There are, however, a few limited release this month that have a real shot at expanding. Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? could reach $10 million, which would be amazing for a documentary, but it is doubtful it will expand wide. More...

Cast Updates - January 10, 2008

January 10th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Armored, Easy Virtue, Solomon Kane, and more! More...

Cast Updates - December 13, 2007

December 13th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Julie & Julia, A Plumm Summer, Yes Man, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - September 16, 2007

September 16th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for John Rambo, Smart People, Sex and the City and more! 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
2008/04/11 7 $4,092,465   1,106 $3,700   $4,092,465 3
2008/04/18 12 $1,600,687 -61% 1,119 $1,430   $6,805,392 10
2008/04/25 14 $895,175 -44% 1,036 $864   $8,284,401 17
2008/05/02 18 $325,787 -64% 401 $812   $8,943,977 24
2008/05/09 26 $137,843 -58% 163 $846   $9,204,863 31
2008/05/16 34 $88,622 -36% 101 $877   $9,350,486 38
2008/05/23 38 $51,004 -42% 54 $945   $9,440,048 45
2008/05/30 52 $27,367 -46% 48 $570   $9,496,882 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/04/11 7 $1,299,816   1,106 $1,175   $1,299,816 1
2008/04/12 7 $1,802,039 +39% 1,106 $1,629   $3,101,855 2
2008/04/13 7 $990,610 -45% 1,106 $896   $4,092,465 3
2008/04/14 8 $273,135 -72% 1,106 $247   $4,365,600 4
2008/04/15 7 $295,000 +8% 1,106 $267   $4,661,000 5
2008/04/16 7 $273,864 -7% 1,106 $248   $4,934,864 6
2008/04/17 7 $264,590 -3% 1,106 $239   $5,199,454 7
2008/04/18 11 $497,921 +88% 1,119 $445   $5,697,375 8
2008/04/19 12 $681,807 +37% 1,119 $609   $6,379,182 9
2008/04/20 12 $420,959 -38% 1,119 $376   $6,800,141 10
2008/04/21 11 $144,071 -66% 1,119 $129   $6,944,212 11
2008/04/22 11 $150,100 +4% 1,119 $134   $7,094,312 12
2008/04/23 11 $147,134 -2% 1,119 $131   $7,241,446 13
2008/04/24 11 $142,529 -3% 1,119 $127   $7,389,226 14
2008/04/25 - $247,432 +74% 1,036 $239   $7,636,658 15
2008/04/26 - $404,130 +63% 1,036 $390   $8,040,788 16
2008/04/27 - $243,613 -40% 1,036 $235   $8,284,401 17
2008/04/28 - $83,295 -66% 1,036 $80   $8,367,696 18
2008/04/29 14 $91,205 +9% 1,036 $88   $8,458,901 19
2008/04/30 14 $86,209 -5% 1,036 $83   $8,545,110 20
2008/05/01 14 $73,080 -15% 1,036 $71   $8,618,190 21
2008/05/02 - $93,031 +27% 401 $232   $8,711,221 22
2008/05/03 - $156,163 +68% 401 $389   $8,867,384 23
2008/05/04 - $76,593 -51% 401 $191   $8,943,977 24
2008/05/05 - $25,162 -67% 401 $63   $8,969,139 25
2008/05/06 - $31,544 +25% 401 $79   $9,000,683 26
2008/05/07 - $32,271 +2% 401 $80   $9,032,954 27
2008/05/08 - $34,066 +6% 401 $85   $9,067,020 28
2008/05/09 - $35,576 +4% 163 $218   $9,102,596 29
2008/05/10 - $61,429 +73% 163 $377   $9,164,025 30
2008/05/11 - $40,838 -34% 163 $251   $9,204,863 31
2008/05/12 - $14,440 -65% 163 $89   $9,219,303 32
2008/05/13 - $15,099 +5% 163 $93   $9,234,402 33
2008/05/14 - $14,543 -4% 163 $89   $9,248,945 34
2008/05/15 - $12,919 -11% 163 $79   $9,261,864 35
2008/05/16 - $23,745 +84% 101 $235   $9,285,609 36
2008/05/17 - $38,951 +64% 101 $386   $9,324,560 37
2008/05/18 - $25,926 -33% 101 $257   $9,350,486 38
2008/05/19 - $10,863 -58% 101 $108   $9,361,349 39
2008/05/20 - $10,432 -4% 101 $103   $9,371,781 40
2008/05/21 - $8,770 -16% 101 $87   $9,380,551 41
2008/05/22 - $8,493 -3% 101 $84   $9,389,044 42
2008/05/23 - $14,557 +71% 54 $270   $9,403,601 43
2008/05/24 25 $19,478 +34% 54 $361   $9,423,079 44
2008/05/25 - $16,969 -13% 54 $314   $9,440,048 45
2008/05/26 36 $14,262 -16% 54 $264   $9,454,310 46
2008/05/27 - $5,566 -61% 54 $103   $9,459,876 47
2008/05/28 - $5,320 -4% 54 $99   $9,465,196 48
2008/05/29 - $4,319 -19% 54 $80   $9,469,515 49
2008/05/30 - $7,828 +81% 48 $163   $9,477,343 50
2008/05/31 - $11,975 +53% 48 $249   $9,489,318 51
2008/06/01 - $7,564 -37% 48 $158   $9,496,882 52
2008/06/02 - $2,964 -61% 48 $62   $9,499,846 53
2008/06/03 - $3,884 +31% 48 $81   $9,503,730 54
2008/06/04 - $4,331 +12% 48 $90   $9,508,061 55
2008/06/05 - $3,228 -25% 48 $67   $9,511,289 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/04/11 7 $5,204,705   1,106 $4,706   $5,204,705 7
2008/04/18 11 $2,184,521 -58% 1,119 $1,952   $7,389,226 14
2008/04/25 14 $1,228,964 -44% 1,036 $1,186   $8,618,190 21
2008/05/02 18 $448,830 -63% 401 $1,119   $9,067,020 28
2008/05/09 27 $194,844 -57% 163 $1,195   $9,261,864 35
2008/05/16 33 $127,180 -35% 101 $1,259   $9,389,044 42
2008/05/23 40 $80,471 -37% 54 $1,490   $9,469,515 49
2008/05/30 49 $41,774 -48% 48 $870   $9,511,289 56

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/17/2008665,746 65,746$1,314,263$1,314,2631

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