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The Soloist (2009)

The Soloist
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,720,158Details
International Box Office $6,668,866
Worldwide Box Office $38,389,024
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $10,967,115 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,558,875 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $12,525,990
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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
56% - Rotten
Audience
56% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 24th, 2009 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: August 4th, 2009 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, some drug use and language
Running Time: 117 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Musicians
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, Working Title Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,046 $69,114 Jul 3, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,833 $126,488 Jun 26, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,729 $192,526 Jun 19, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,272 $158,765 Jun 12, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,238 $264,531 Jun 5, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,244 $485,215 May 29, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,405 $849,457 May 22, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,860 $2,402,801 May 15, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,835 $3,949,430 May 8, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,947 $5,654,558 May 1, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,877 $9,716,458 Apr 24, 2009 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,196 2,024 Apr 24, 2009 3

Cast

   Nathaniel Ayers
   Steve Lopez
Catherine Keener    Mary Weston
Tom Hollander    Graham Claydon
Lisa Gay Hamilton    Jennifer
Nelsan Ellis    David Carter
Rachael Harris    Leslie Bloom
Stephen Root    Curt Reynolds
Lorraine Toussaint    Flo Ayers
Marcos De Silvas    Mayor Villaraigosa
David Jean Thomas    Angry Homeless Man
Lemon Anderson    Uncle Tommy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Susannah Grant
Story Creator    Steve Lopez
Producer    Russ Krasnoff
Producer    Gary Foster
Executive Producer    Tim Bevan
Executive Producer    Eric Fellner
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Patricia Whitcher
Director of Photography    Seamus McGarvey
Production Designer    Sarah Greenwood
Editor    Paul Tothill
Costume Designer    Jacqueline Durran
Composer    Dario Marianelli
Casting    Francine Maisler
Co-Producer    Rikki Lea Bestall
Co-Producer    Eric Heffron
Co-Producer    LeeAnn Stonebreaker
Associate Producer    Josephine Davies
Assistant Director    Eric Heffron
Second Unit Director    Thomas Q. Napper
Unit Production Manager    Patricia Whitcher
Production Supervisor    Don J. Hug
Supervising Art Director    Gregory A. Berry
Art Director    Suzan Wexler
Set Decorator    Katie Spencer
Set Decorator    Julie K. Smith
Second Unit Camera    Paul Babin
Second Unit Camera    Christopher Moseley
Sound Mixer    Jose Antonio Garcia
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Scarabosio
Re-recording Mixer    Craig Berkey
Supervising Sound Editor    Craig Berkey
Supervising Sound Editor    Chris Scarabosio
Sound Designer    Craig Berkey
Sound Designer    Chris Scarabosio
Makeup    Ve Neill
Hairstylist    Gloria Pasqua-Casny
Casting (Cleveland Unit)    Marcy Ronen
Stunt Coordinator    Mickey Giacomazzi

DVD Rentals - People Like You, Man

August 26th, 2009

The same two new releases that led the way on the sales chart this week led the way on the rental chart. However, they finished in the opposite direction with I Love You, Man generating 50% more revenue than 17 Again. More...

Contest - Early Trick or Treating

August 21st, 2009

It's the final weekend in August and in many respects the final weekend of summer. Looking at potential number one films, we have two horror sequels both opening in an estimated 3,000 theaters. That makes picking which one will be the target for in this week's Box Office Prediction Contest a bit of a toss-up. We're going with Halloween 2 since Halloween made more than any of the Final Destination films, so it should open first. Maybe. It might be tricky this week. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Halloween 2. 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 The Soloist on Blu-ray. 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 The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons on 2-Disc DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD Sales - Witch Wins Race

August 18th, 2009

There were only five new releases to chart this week, but three of those reached the top five. This includes Race to Witch Mountain, which sold 763,000 units earning $13.35 million during its first week on the home market. More...

DVD Rentals - Obsessed with the Race for First Place

August 18th, 2009

The same two new releases that took the top two spots on the sales chart this week were also able to take the top two spots on the rental chart as well, but in the other order. Obsessed came out on top with 27% more rentals than Race to Witch Mountain, but it is common for kids movies to do better on the sales chart than the rental chart. More...

DVD Releases for August 18th, 2009 - Part II

August 18th, 2009

It's that time of year again. It's getting closer to the start of the new TV season, which means there is a flood of TV on DVD releases this week. And next week. And all next month. While there are several TV on DVD releases that are worth picking up, like Dexter - Season Three, there are no releases this week that combines an excellent show plus excellent extras, and therefore there are none that rise to the level of DVD Pick of the Week. However, while there are not a lot of top tier releases, there are plenty of total releases and this week's list had to be split into two. The first part can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for August 4th, 2009

August 3rd, 2009

A rather slow week for new releases with very few real first run releases that stand out. The best releases on this week's list are Dollhouse - Season One on DVD or Blu-ray, as well as Watchmen - Three-Disc Director's Cut Blu-ray, but both of those came out in weeks past and are on this list because the screener arrived late. The best from this week is Flight of the Conchords - Season Two, which is the DVD Pick of the Week. However, if you are Canadian, you have to grab Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy on DVD; it's your patriotic duty. More...

Wolverine Win Weekend, Can't Take Down Iron Man

May 4th, 2009

The first weekend of summer was a success, mostly. Overall the weekend ticket sales amounted to $158 million, which was 39% more than last weekend. It was below the same weekend last year, but by less than 1%. Year-to-date 2009 has now made $3.25 billion, which is 16% more than last year's pace, If 2009 can simply maintain pace with 2008 over the summer, most in the industry will be ecstatic, so this is a fine start. More...

Wolverine Ready to Slice Up the Competition

May 1st, 2009

Summer is finally here, and everyone wants to know if 2009 can keep up its blazing pace. I'm going to say no, simply because the law of averages says the box office should return to the mean. That could start this weekend and last year's top film will be very tough to beat. More...

Moviegoers Can't Stay Away

April 28th, 2009

The final weekend of April is usually slow, but that was not the case this year, as nearly every film in the top five beat expectations, sometimes by large margins. That helped the overall box office total climb by 5% from last weekend to $114 million. More importantly, that represents a leap of 25% from the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2009 has now made $3.06 billion, which is 17% above last year's pace, and that is a phenomenal number. The real test starts this weekend, as 2009 goes head-to-head with 2008's record-setting run, but if it can run even, it will be seen as a major victory. More...

Weekend Estimates: Obsessed Shows Thrillers Can Sell

April 26th, 2009

After a string of poor results for thrillers, audiences showed they can still have an appetite for the genre this weekend. Obsessed, starring Beyonce Knowles, opened with an impressive $28.5 million, according to Sony's Sunday estimate. Although dwarfed by the opening of Fast & Furious just a few weeks ago, that's still one of the top 10 weekends ever in April (see chart). More...

Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of April 24th, 2009

April 25th, 2009

Not a bad week for movie sites, and there are no movies on this week's list that have no presence on the internet, although a couple don't have full sites. On the other hand, the best of the best, Obsessed's Official Site, is only good, but not great, and not worthy of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Box Office Obsession

April 23rd, 2009

It's the final weekend before the start of the summer blockbuster season, which means there are not a lot of prime films coming out. Studios don't want to risk A-list films when they only have one week to grab as much box office as possible before they are crushed by the competition. Last year's releases were better than expected, and 2009's winning streak over 2008 is in jeopardy. Not only that, but that could be an omen for things to come, as I'm not sure there are as many monster hits this summer as there were last summer. More...

2009 Preview: April

April 1st, 2009

April is a transition month. At the beginning it is strong, but as we near May, the looming competition is just too great and that scares away the big-ticket releases. That said, there are still a few films that could reach the century mark this month, and it does look stronger than last April and that will help 2009 extend its lead in the box office race. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - April 20, 2008

April 20th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Soloist, The Uninvited, Avatar: The Last Airbender and more! More...

Cast Updates - March 20, 2008

March 20th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for The Grand, The Proposal, The Legend of Secret Pass, and more! More...

Cast Updates - December 20, 2007

December 20th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Four Christmases, My Sister's Keeper, Quarantined, and more! More...

Cast Updates - October 11, 2007

October 11th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Star Trek XI, and more! More...

Cast Updates - August 30, 2007

August 30th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for American Gangster, The Informers, Nothing but the Truth, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - August 28, 2007

August 28th, 2007

This week another number of upcoming movies, 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
2009/04/24 4 $9,716,458   2,024 $4,801   $9,716,458 3
2009/05/01 6 $5,654,558 -42% 2,033 $2,781   $18,162,696 10
2009/05/08 7 $3,949,430 -30% 2,090 $1,890   $23,845,177 17
2009/05/15 8 $2,402,801 -39% 2,022 $1,188   $27,505,154 24
2009/05/22 11 $849,457 -65% 654 $1,299   $29,245,289 31
2009/05/29 12 $485,215 -43% 412 $1,178   $30,251,623 38
2009/06/05 16 $264,531 -45% 306 $864   $30,726,123 45
2009/06/12 23 $158,765 -40% 256 $620   $31,011,682 52
2009/06/19 24 $192,526 +21% 304 $633   $31,295,414 59
2009/06/26 29 $126,488 -34% 228 $555   $31,527,902 66
2009/07/03 38 $69,114 -45% 156 $443   $31,670,931 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/04/24 4 $3,204,135   2,024 $1,583   $3,204,135 1
2009/04/25 4 $3,997,883 +25% 2,024 $1,975   $7,202,018 2
2009/04/26 5 $2,514,440 -37% 2,024 $1,242   $9,716,458 3
2009/04/27 3 $676,192 -73% 2,024 $334   $10,392,650 4
2009/04/28 3 $776,682 +15% 2,024 $384   $11,169,332 5
2009/04/29 3 $673,748 -13% 2,024 $333   $11,843,080 6
2009/04/30 3 $665,058 -1% 2,024 $329   $12,508,138 7
2009/05/01 5 $1,673,825 +152% 2,033 $823   $14,181,963 8
2009/05/02 6 $2,423,821 +45% 2,033 $1,192   $16,605,784 9
2009/05/03 6 $1,556,912 -36% 2,033 $766   $18,162,696 10
2009/05/04 4 $423,232 -73% 2,033 $208   $18,585,928 11
2009/05/05 4 $461,269 +9% 2,033 $227   $19,047,197 12
2009/05/06 4 $442,317 -4% 2,033 $218   $19,489,514 13
2009/05/07 5 $406,233 -8% 2,033 $200   $19,895,747 14
2009/05/08 7 $998,485 +146% 2,090 $478   $20,894,232 15
2009/05/09 6 $1,566,388 +57% 2,090 $749   $22,460,620 16
2009/05/10 5 $1,384,557 -12% 2,090 $662   $23,845,177 17
2009/05/11 6 $301,694 -78% 2,090 $144   $24,146,871 18
2009/05/12 5 $322,690 +7% 2,090 $154   $24,469,561 19
2009/05/13 5 $308,433 -4% 2,090 $148   $24,777,994 20
2009/05/14 6 $324,359 +5% 2,090 $155   $25,102,353 21
2009/05/15 8 $661,632 +104% 2,022 $327   $25,763,985 22
2009/05/16 8 $1,089,360 +65% 2,022 $539   $26,853,345 23
2009/05/17 8 $651,809 -40% 2,022 $322   $27,505,154 24
2009/05/18 9 $246,597 -62% 2,022 $122   $27,751,751 25
2009/05/19 6 $233,054 -5% 2,022 $115   $27,984,805 26
2009/05/20 6 $213,656 -8% 2,022 $106   $28,198,461 27
2009/05/21 7 $197,371 -8% 2,022 $98   $28,395,832 28
2009/05/22 11 $205,430 +4% 654 $314   $28,601,262 29
2009/05/23 11 $332,854 +62% 654 $509   $28,934,116 30
2009/05/24 11 $311,173 -7% 654 $476   $29,245,289 31
2009/05/25 11 $262,618 -16% 654 $402   $29,507,907 32
2009/05/26 11 $88,477 -66% 654 $135   $29,596,384 33
2009/05/27 11 $82,656 -7% 654 $126   $29,679,040 34
2009/05/28 - $87,368 +6% 654 $134   $29,766,408 35
2009/05/29 12 $138,544 +59% 412 $336   $29,904,952 36
2009/05/30 12 $215,407 +55% 412 $523   $30,120,359 37
2009/05/31 12 $131,264 -39% 412 $319   $30,251,623 38
2009/06/01 13 $47,056 -64% 412 $114   $30,298,679 39
2009/06/02 13 $59,677 +27% 412 $145   $30,358,356 40
2009/06/03 13 $53,208 -11% 412 $129   $30,411,564 41
2009/06/04 13 $50,028 -6% 412 $121   $30,461,592 42
2009/06/05 17 $79,533 +59% 306 $260   $30,541,125 43
2009/06/06 16 $117,331 +48% 306 $383   $30,658,456 44
2009/06/07 15 $67,667 -42% 306 $221   $30,726,123 45
2009/06/08 - $29,310 -57% 306 $96   $30,755,433 46
2009/06/09 - $31,050 +6% 306 $101   $30,786,483 47
2009/06/10 - $32,507 +5% 306 $106   $30,818,990 48
2009/06/11 - $33,927 +4% 306 $111   $30,852,917 49
2009/06/12 - $45,549 +34% 256 $178   $30,898,466 50
2009/06/13 - $70,383 +55% 256 $275   $30,968,849 51
2009/06/14 - $42,833 -39% 256 $167   $31,011,682 52
2009/06/15 - $19,813 -54% 256 $77   $31,031,495 53
2009/06/16 - $24,313 +23% 256 $95   $31,055,808 54
2009/06/17 - $22,652 -7% 256 $88   $31,078,460 55
2009/06/18 - $24,428 +8% 256 $95   $31,102,888 56
2009/06/19 - $57,695 +136% 304 $190   $31,160,583 57
2009/06/20 - $76,110 +32% 304 $250   $31,236,693 58
2009/06/21 - $58,721 -23% 304 $193   $31,295,414 59
2009/06/22 - $25,352 -57% 304 $83   $31,320,766 60
2009/06/23 - $29,776 +17% 304 $98   $31,350,542 61
2009/06/24 - $25,920 -13% 304 $85   $31,376,462 62
2009/06/25 - $24,952 -4% 304 $82   $31,401,414 63
2009/06/26 - $39,956 +60% 228 $175   $31,441,370 64
2009/06/27 - $54,673 +37% 228 $240   $31,496,043 65
2009/06/28 - $31,859 -42% 228 $140   $31,527,902 66
2009/06/29 - $16,169 -49% 228 $71   $31,544,071 67
2009/06/30 - $21,166 +31% 228 $93   $31,565,237 68
2009/07/01 - $16,585 -22% 156 $106   $31,581,822 69
2009/07/02 - $19,995 +21% 156 $128   $31,601,817 70
2009/07/03 - $27,166 +36% 156 $174   $31,628,983 71
2009/07/04 - $20,807 -23% 156 $133   $31,649,790 72
2009/07/05 - $21,141 +2% 156 $136   $31,670,931 73
2009/07/06 - $11,121 -47% 156 $71   $31,682,052 74
2009/07/07 - $13,095 +18% 156 $84   $31,695,147 75
2009/07/08 - $12,481 -5% 156 $80   $31,707,628 76
2009/07/09 - $12,530 n/c 156 $80   $31,720,158 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/04/24 4 $12,508,138   2,024 $6,180   $12,508,138 7
2009/05/01 5 $7,387,609 -41% 2,033 $3,634   $19,895,747 14
2009/05/08 7 $5,206,606 -30% 2,090 $2,491   $25,102,353 21
2009/05/15 9 $3,293,479 -37% 2,022 $1,629   $28,395,832 28
2009/05/22 11 $1,370,576 -58% 654 $2,096   $29,766,408 35
2009/05/29 12 $695,184 -49% 412 $1,687   $30,461,592 42
2009/06/05 18 $391,325 -44% 306 $1,279   $30,852,917 49
2009/06/12 23 $249,971 -36% 256 $976   $31,102,888 56
2009/06/19 25 $298,526 +19% 304 $982   $31,401,414 63
2009/06/26 32 $200,403 -33% 228 $879   $31,601,817 70
2009/07/03 35 $118,341 -41% 156 $759   $31,720,158 77

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/9/20095208,805 208,805$3,547,597$3,547,5971
8/16/2009878,022-63% 286,827$1,487,099$5,034,6962
8/23/20091557,938-26% 344,765$885,293$5,919,9893
8/30/20091959,305+2% 404,070$939,984$6,859,9734
9/6/20092645,407-23% 449,477$739,226$7,599,1995

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/9/2009715,674 15,674$419,282$419,2821

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