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Soul Men (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,082,391Details
International Box Office $263,492
Worldwide Box Office $12,345,883
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $11,618,723 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,618,723
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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
57% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 7th, 2008 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: February 10th, 2009 by Weinstein Co./Genius
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, and sexual content including nudity
Running Time: 103 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Big Trouble
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Keywords: Musicians, Road Trip, Poverty, Funeral Reunions, African-American, Rhythm and Blues, Posthumous Release
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Dimension Films, Friendly Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,136 $2,590 Jan 30, 2009 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,913 $9,329 Jan 23, 2009 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,726 $25,764 Jan 16, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,661 $1,207 Jan 9, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,803 $2,660 Jan 2, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,066 $3,804 Dec 26, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,800 $14,756 Dec 19, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,371 $49,944 Dec 12, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,071 $133,421 Dec 5, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,640 $455,335 Nov 28, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,736 $912,269 Nov 21, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,381 $2,350,141 Nov 14, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,809 $5,401,605 Nov 7, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,162 2,044 Nov 7, 2008 3

Cast

   Louis Hinds
   Floyd Henderson
Sharon Leal    Cleo
Sean Hayes    Danny Epstein
Affion Crockett    Lester
Adam Herschman    Philip
Jennifer Coolidge    Rosalee
Isaac Hayes    Himself
Ken Davitian    Ardesh Kezian
Jackie Long    Zig-Zag
Fatso Fasano    Pay-Pay
P.J. Byrne    Floyd's Doctor
Sara Erikson    Chastity
John Legend    Marcus Hooks
Mike Epps    Duane Henderson
Vanessa Del Rio    Full-Figured Neighbor
Soledad O'Brien    Herself
Randy Jackson    Narrator
Jackie Johnson    Weather Woman
Shane Sampson    Henderson Twin
Dylan Sampson    Henderson Twin
Bart Hansard    Flagstaff Lounge Manager
Michael Brouillet    Keyboard Player (Flagstaff)
Ritchie Montgomery    Emmet the Drunk
Sean Robert Goulding    Trombone Player (Flagstaff)
Clay Yocum    Audience Member (Flagstaff)
Juan Pareja    Tow Truck Driver
Lara Grice    Peabody Desk Clerk
Paul T. Taylor    Peabody Hotel Manager
Monyetta Shaw    Odetta
Jody Thompson    Deputy
Maurice Dubois    Newscaster
Miko Defoor    Apollo Stage Manager
Michael Showers    Detective in Charge
Millie Jackson    Claudette
Willie Hall    Himself
Ben Cauley    Himself
Skip Pitts    Himself
Scott Bomar    Bassist
Archie Hubie Turner    Keyboard
Art Edmaiston    Bariton Saxophone
Marc Franklin    Trombone
Robin Moffett    Female Singer
Ketrick Robinson    Male Singer
Michael Franklin    Trumpet Player
Jovan Jr. Taylor    Bariton Sax Player
Nathan Adams    Tenor Sax Player

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Robert Ramsey
Screenwriter    Matthew Stone
Producer    David T. Friendly
Producer    Steven Greener
Producer    Charles Castaldi
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Mark McNair
Director of Photography    Matthew F. Leonetti
Production Designer    Richard Hoover
Editor    Paul Millspaugh
Editor    Bill Henry
Composer    Stanley Clarke
Executive Music Producer    Alex Steyermark
Costume Designer    Danielle Hollowell
Casting Director    Aisha Coley
Assistant Director    Donald L. Sparks
Unit Production Manager    Mark McNair
Production Supervisor    Jen Wall
Production Supervisor    Matthew F. Leonetti, Jr.
Art Director    Meghan Rogers
Supervising Set Decorator    Brenda Meyers-Ballard
Costume Supervisor    Richard Schoen
Sound Mixer    Robert Eber
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Barry
Re-recording Mixer    Paul Urmson
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul Urmson
Sound Effects Editor    Wyatt Sprague
Dialogue Editor    Jac Rubenstein
Supervising Music Editor    E. Gedney Webb
Make up    Vonda Morris
Make up    Le Diedra Richard-Baldwin
Hairstylist    Robert L. Stevenson
Hairstylist    Pauletta O Lewis-Irwin
Additional Music    Matt Mariano
Casting Associate (Los Angeles)    Latanya Potts
Casting Associate (Los Angeles)    Jackie Sollitto
Casting Associate (Shreveport)    Shannon Deantonio
Stunt Coordinator    Kiante Elam
Additional Casing (Los Angeles)    Terry Leonard

Contest - Running Strong

March 6th, 2009

The is only one saturation level release next week, Race to Witch Mountain, and it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Race to Witch Mountain. 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 Hills - Season Four on DVD, as well as Soul Men on DVD and Hulk Vs. on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of The Hills - Season Four on DVD, as well as Miracle at St. Anna on DVD. Finally, one additional entrant will be chosen at random to win a third copy of The Hills - Season Four on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD Sales - Escape Greater

February 24th, 2009

There were four or five new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's sales chart depending on how you count Madagascar 2 - Escape to Africa. During its first full week of release it sold 1.83 million units, giving it totals of 3.51 million units and $56.55 million, which is easily the best sales figures for any DVD this year. More...

DVD Rentals - Nights has Good Week on Rental Chart

February 24th, 2009

Nights in Rodanthe led a troop of five new releases to take first place on the rental charts, pulling in 16% more rental revenue than second place Madagascar 2 - Escape to Africa during its first full week on the chart. More...

DVD Releases for February 10, 2009 - Part II

February 10th, 2009

One of the busier weeks in the past several weeks, but there's little in the way of top-notch releases. The biggest box office hit was Nights in Rodanthe, which struggled to become a mid-level hit. The best release in my opinion is My Name is Bruce on Blu-ray, but only if you are a Bruce Campbell Fanboy. I am, and I'm awarding it the DVD Pick of the Week. While there were not as many top-notch releases, there were still more than enough bulk to force this column to be split into two. The second part can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for February 10, 2009 - Part I

February 10th, 2009

One of the busier weeks in the past several weeks, but there's little in the way of top-notch releases. The biggest box office hit was Nights in Rodanthe, which struggled to become a mid-level hit. The best release in my opinion is My Name is Bruce on Blu-ray, but only if you are a Bruce Campbell Fanboy. I am, and I'm awarding it the DVD Pick of the Week. While there were not as many top-notch releases, there were still more than enough bulk to force this column to be split into two. The second part can be found here. More...

Nothing Small About Quantum

November 18th, 2008

As expected, Quantum of Solace became the biggest opener in the history of the James Bond franchise over the weekend by a huge margin. In fact, the $67.53 million it earned over the past three days was $20 million more than the previous record holder, Die Another Day, and 65% more than Casino Royale opened with in 2006. Even if it has a multiplier of just 2.48 it will become the biggest domestic hit in the franchise, and it has already made more worldwide than all of the pre-Pierce Brosnan Bond films. More...

Box Office Goes Wild

November 11th, 2008

After Halloween basically cut last weekend by a third, this weekend bounced back, and did it with a vengeance. Not only did the number one film beat expectations, the overall box office did as well. Total tickets sales were $142 million, a stunning 62% more than last weekend, which is impressive, even after taking into account Halloween falling on a Friday last weekend and the beginning of November this weekend. Even more importantly, this weekend was 26% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 has earned $7.96 billion, which is higher than 2007's pace, but by less than 1% as last year at this time the running tally was $7.94 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Madagascar Makes $63.5 Million

November 9th, 2008

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa lit up the box office over the weekend, earning $63.5 million according to Paramount's Sunday estimate. That's the fifth best weekend in November (see complete list), and the second-best outside the Harry Potter franchise, behind only The Incredibles. Madgascar's earnings helped propel the weekend as a whole to a 32% increase from last year, which leaves 2008 leading 2007 by a fraction, year to date. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of November 7, 2008

November 9th, 2008

It was a big weekend for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Not only is it going to win the box office race, but its Official Site won the Weekly Website Award. More...

Holiday Season Starts

November 6th, 2008

The winter holiday season used to start on Thanksgiving long weekend, but now it starts the first weekend of November. And this year it starts with a sequel that has great expectations associated with it. Some good news, this weekend last year was weaker than expected and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa should have no trouble earning more than all three wide releases from last year combined. In fact, it should earn more than the two top films from last year did. More...

DVD Releases for November 4, 2008

November 3rd, 2008

This week's list of DVD and Blu-rays feels a little shorter than usual. Either the problems I've been having with Amazon has caused me to miss a lot of releases, or this is just the calm before the storm. It won't be too long before the holiday shopping season starts, and when it does we will be flooded with DVDs and Blu-rays. As for the best of what's here, I'm going with Futurama - Bender's Game, either on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

2008 Preview: November

November 1st, 2008

October was weaker than expected with only a few films living up to expectations, and none earning $100 million at the box office. (And only one even came relatively close.) This month, there are three films that should hit $100 million for sure this month, and all three have at least a shot at $200 million. That's good news because 2008 will to close strong to keep its lead over 2007. Top of the list for anticipated films is Quantum of Solace, but there are two kids movies, Bolt and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, that are also worth paying attention to. Additionally, Awards season is starting to heat up, so look for limited releases that could earn Oscar Buzz and become breakout hits. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - September 14, 2008

September 14th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Box, Hangover, The Fast and the Furious 4 and more! More...

Cast Updates - August 23, 2008

August 23rd, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Extract, Gnomeo and Juliet, My Life in Ruins, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - May 18, 2008

May 18th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Igor, Soul Men, Hotel for Dogs 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 - February 24, 2008

February 24th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Hoodwinked 2, Shanghai, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - December 13, 2007

December 13th, 2007

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - December 8, 2007

December 8th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Hellraiser, Soul Men, Motel Hell and more! More...

Cast Updates - December 6, 2007

December 6th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for A Christmas Carol, Milk, Seven Pounds, and more! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/11/07 6 $5,401,605   2,044 $2,643   $5,401,605 3
2008/11/14 7 $2,350,141 -56% 2,048 $1,148   $9,370,925 10
2008/11/21 12 $912,269 -61% 814 $1,121   $10,900,509 17
2008/11/28 17 $455,335 -50% 335 $1,359   $11,652,750 24
2008/12/05 28 $133,421 -71% 233 $573   $11,874,010 31
2008/12/12 38 $49,944 -63% 95 $526   $11,966,888 38
2008/12/19 52 $14,756 -70% 95 $155   $11,998,223 45
2008/12/26 67 $3,804 -74% 10 $380   $12,009,235 52
2009/01/02 76 $2,660 -30% 9 $296   $12,024,598 59
2009/01/09 86 $1,207 -55% 3 $402   $12,026,529 66
2009/01/16 53 $25,764 +2,035% 90 $286   $12,052,391 73
2009/01/23 59 $9,329 -64% 38 $246   $12,075,660 80
2009/01/30 71 $2,590 -72% 11 $235   $12,081,447 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/11/07 6 $1,801,977   2,044 $882   $1,801,977 1
2008/11/08 6 $2,344,329 +30% 2,044 $1,147   $4,146,306 2
2008/11/09 6 $1,255,299 -46% 2,044 $614   $5,401,605 3
2008/11/10 6 $473,711 -62% 2,044 $232   $5,875,316 4
2008/11/11 6 $601,062 +27% 2,044 $294   $6,476,378 5
2008/11/12 5 $278,248 -54% 2,044 $136   $6,754,616 6
2008/11/13 5 $270,000 -3% 2,044 $132   $7,020,784 7
2008/11/14 7 $697,817 +158% 2,048 $341   $7,718,601 8
2008/11/15 7 $1,106,611 +59% 2,048 $540   $8,825,212 9
2008/11/16 8 $545,713 -51% 2,048 $266   $9,370,925 10
2008/11/17 6 $173,842 -68% 2,048 $85   $9,544,767 11
2008/11/18 8 $159,497 -8% 2,048 $78   $9,704,264 12
2008/11/19 8 $143,370 -10% 2,048 $70   $9,847,634 13
2008/11/20 8 $140,606 -2% 2,048 $69   $9,988,240 14
2008/11/21 12 $258,088 +84% 814 $317   $10,246,328 15
2008/11/22 11 $441,619 +71% 814 $543   $10,687,947 16
2008/11/23 13 $212,562 -52% 814 $261   $10,900,509 17
2008/11/24 13 $74,951 -65% 814 $92   $10,975,460 18
2008/12/25 - $1,000   10 $100   $12,003,760 49
2008/12/26 - $1,000 n/c 10 $100   $12,004,760 50
2008/12/27 - $2,000 +100% 10 $200   $12,006,760 51
2008/12/28 - $1,000 -50% 10 $100   $12,007,760 52
2009/01/19 50 $5,601   90 $62   $12,057,992 74

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/11/07 6 $7,020,784   2,044 $3,435   $7,020,784 7
2008/11/14 8 $2,967,456 -58% 2,048 $1,449   $9,988,240 14
2008/11/21 16 $1,209,175 -59% 814 $1,485   $11,197,415 21
2008/11/28 19 $543,174 -55% 335 $1,621   $11,740,589 28
2008/12/05 27 $176,355 -68% 233 $757   $11,916,944 35
2008/12/12 41 $66,523 -62% 95 $700   $11,983,467 42
2008/12/19 58 $20,293 -69% 95 $214   $12,003,760 49
2008/12/26 60 $16,507 -19% 10 $1,651   $12,021,938 56
2009/01/02 75 $3,384 -79% 9 $376   $12,025,322 63
2009/01/09 83 $1,305 -61% 3 $435   $12,026,627 70
2009/01/16 52 $39,704 +2,942% 90 $441   $12,066,331 77
2009/01/23 61 $12,526 -68% 38 $330   $12,078,857 84
2009/01/30 71 $3,534 -72% 11 $321   $12,082,391 91

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/15/20094214,630 214,630$4,286,161$4,286,1611
2/22/20091962,574-71% 277,204$1,249,603$5,535,7642
3/15/20093028,685 380,021$501,701$7,546,8825

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