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The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,372,734Details
International Box Office $3,818,689Details
Worldwide Box Office $11,191,423
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 5,226 $7,372,734
All Time International Box Office 4,379 $3,818,689
All Time Worldwide Box Office 5,677 $11,191,423
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 372 $7,372,734
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 1,642 $7,372,734
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,355 $3,818,689
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 1,751 $11,191,423

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,500,000
Domestic Releases: October 5th, 2005 (Limited) by IDP/Goldwyn/Roadside
Video Release: March 21st, 2006 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Squid and the Whale, The
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, graphic dialogue and language.
Comparisons: vs. Stonewall
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Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 407 $13,220 Mar 17, 2006 166
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 138 $13,220 Mar 17, 2006 166
Theater Average 24th Weekend Limited Release 176 $1,102 Mar 17, 2006 166
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 367 $34,014 Mar 10, 2006 159
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 99 $34,014 Mar 10, 2006 159
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 201 $1,063 Mar 10, 2006 159
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 328 $60,260 Mar 3, 2006 152
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 74 $60,260 Mar 3, 2006 152
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 238 $1,057 Mar 3, 2006 152
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 351 $73,850 Feb 24, 2006 145
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 79 $73,850 Feb 24, 2006 145
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 188 $1,319 Feb 24, 2006 145
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 365 $94,099 Feb 17, 2006 138
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 79 $94,099 Feb 17, 2006 138
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 194 $1,426 Feb 17, 2006 138
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 491 $87,847 Feb 10, 2006 131
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 109 $87,847 Feb 10, 2006 131
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 295 $1,156 Feb 10, 2006 131
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 533 $105,715 Feb 3, 2006 124
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 109 $105,715 Feb 3, 2006 124
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 292 $1,289 Feb 3, 2006 124
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 474 $165,589 Jan 27, 2006 117
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 91 $165,589 Jan 27, 2006 117
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 236 $1,505 Jan 27, 2006 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 494 $204,035 Jan 20, 2006 110
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 90 $204,035 Jan 20, 2006 110
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 205 $1,744 Jan 20, 2006 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 465 $269,778 Jan 13, 2006 103
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 87 $269,778 Jan 13, 2006 103
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 200 $1,887 Jan 13, 2006 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 548 $275,575 Jan 6, 2006 96
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 93 $275,575 Jan 6, 2006 96
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 234 $1,825 Jan 6, 2006 96
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 609 $289,871 Dec 30, 2005 89
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 108 $289,871 Dec 30, 2005 89
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 163 $2,213 Dec 30, 2005 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,213 $146,539 Dec 23, 2005 82
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 219 $146,539 Dec 23, 2005 82
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 674 $1,191 Dec 23, 2005 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,085 $218,053 Dec 16, 2005 75
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 191 $218,053 Dec 16, 2005 75
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 445 $1,652 Dec 16, 2005 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,339 $220,564 Dec 9, 2005 68
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 244 $220,564 Dec 9, 2005 68
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 387 $1,918 Dec 9, 2005 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,340 $307,250 Dec 2, 2005 61
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 231 $307,250 Dec 2, 2005 61
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 187 $3,012 Dec 2, 2005 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,562 $353,584 Nov 25, 2005 54
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 260 $353,584 Nov 25, 2005 54
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 107 $4,312 Nov 25, 2005 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 2,207 $280,866 Nov 18, 2005 47
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 362 $280,866 Nov 18, 2005 47
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 220 $3,511 Nov 18, 2005 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,427 $410,898 Nov 11, 2005 40
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 325 $410,898 Nov 11, 2005 40
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 163 $4,566 Nov 11, 2005 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 3,132 $400,201 Nov 4, 2005 33
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 409 $400,201 Nov 4, 2005 33
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 217 $4,941 Nov 4, 2005 33
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,086 $285,210 Oct 28, 2005 26
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 589 $285,210 Oct 28, 2005 26
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 391 $4,834 Oct 28, 2005 26
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,527 $315,339 Oct 21, 2005 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 590 $315,339 Oct 21, 2005 19
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 279 $7,883 Oct 21, 2005 19
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,000 $279,938 Oct 14, 2005 12
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 682 $279,938 Oct 14, 2005 12
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 469 $10,368 Oct 14, 2005 12
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,928 $129,844 Oct 7, 2005 5
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,228 $129,844 Oct 7, 2005 5
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 164 $32,461 Oct 7, 2005 5
Theater Average Limited Release 199 $32,461 Oct 7, 2005 5
Top 2005 Theater Average Limited Release 7 $32,461 Oct 7, 2005 5
Never Wide Domestic 425 $7,372,734 Oct 5, 2005 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,431 $7,372,734 Oct 5, 2005 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 612 147 Oct 5, 2005 0

Cast

Jeff Daniels    Bernard Berkman
Laura Linney    Joan Berkman
Anna Paquin    Lili
Jesse Eisenberg   
Ken Leung    Waddles

Production and Technical Credits

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December 20th, 2005

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December 13th, 2005

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November 30th, 2005

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October 18th, 2005

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October 11th, 2005

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October 7th, 2005

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/10/07 37 $129,844   4 $32,461   $154,474 5
2005/10/14 24 $279,938 +116% 27 $10,368   $501,232 12
2005/10/21 30 $315,339 +13% 40 $7,883   $915,485 19
2005/10/28 28 $285,210 -10% 59 $4,834   $1,310,060 26
2005/11/04 20 $400,201 +40% 81 $4,941   $1,826,652 33
2005/11/11 23 $410,898 +3% 90 $4,566   $2,380,174 40
2005/11/18 20 $280,866 -32% 80 $3,511   $2,787,794 47
2005/11/25 23 $353,584 +26% 82 $4,312   $3,274,790 54
2005/12/02 22 $307,250 -13% 102 $3,012   $3,674,293 61
2005/12/09 23 $220,564 -28% 115 $1,918   $3,988,438 68
2005/12/16 19 $218,053 -1% 132 $1,652   $4,299,500 75
2005/12/23 23 $146,539 -33% 123 $1,191   $4,571,368 82
2005/12/30 24 $289,871 +98% 131 $2,213   $5,136,777 89
2006/01/06 26 $275,575 -5% 151 $1,825   $5,612,075 96
2006/01/13 29 $269,778 -2% 143 $1,887   $6,005,551 103
2006/01/20 32 $204,035 -24% 117 $1,744   $6,346,344 110
2006/01/27 38 $165,589 -19% 110 $1,505   $6,600,234 117
2006/02/03 42 $105,715 -36% 82 $1,289   $6,770,515 124
2006/02/10 47 $87,847 -17% 76 $1,156   $6,910,842 131
2006/02/17 49 $94,099 +7% 66 $1,426   $7,051,157 138
2006/02/24 52 $73,850 -22% 56 $1,319   $7,175,598 145
2006/03/03 58 $60,260 -18% 57 $1,057   $7,271,869 152
2006/03/10 61 $34,014 -44% 32 $1,063   $7,332,333 159
2006/03/17 75 $13,220 -61% 12 $1,102   $7,362,100 166

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/10/10 33 $23,940   4 $5,985   $178,414 6
2005/12/26 24 $82,631   123 $672   $4,653,999 83
2006/01/02 24 $89,636   131 $684   $5,226,413 90
2006/01/16 32 $34,767   143 $243   $6,040,318 104
2006/02/20 46 $22,234   66 $337   $7,073,391 139

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/10/07 35 $196,664   4 $49,166   $221,294 9
2005/10/14 24 $378,852 +93% 27 $14,032   $600,146 16
2005/10/21 31 $424,704 +12% 40 $10,618   $1,024,850 23
2005/10/28 28 $401,601 -5% 59 $6,807   $1,426,451 30
2005/11/04 21 $542,825 +35% 81 $6,702   $1,969,276 37
2005/11/11 23 $537,652 -1% 90 $5,974   $2,506,928 44
2005/11/18 20 $414,278 -23% 80 $5,178   $2,921,206 51
2005/11/25 24 $445,837 +8% 82 $5,437   $3,367,043 58
2005/12/02 22 $400,831 -10% 102 $3,930   $3,767,874 65
2005/12/09 23 $313,573 -22% 115 $2,727   $4,081,447 72
2005/12/16 20 $343,382 +10% 132 $2,601   $4,424,829 79
2005/12/23 24 $422,077 +23% 123 $3,432   $4,846,906 86
2005/12/30 26 $489,594 +16% 131 $3,737   $5,336,500 93
2006/01/06 28 $399,273 -18% 151 $2,644   $5,735,773 100
2006/01/13 29 $406,536 +2% 143 $2,843   $6,142,309 107
2006/01/20 31 $292,336 -28% 117 $2,499   $6,434,645 114
2006/01/27 39 $230,155 -21% 110 $2,092   $6,664,800 121
2006/02/03 45 $158,195 -31% 82 $1,929   $6,822,995 128
2006/02/10 46 $134,063 -15% 76 $1,764   $6,957,058 135
2006/02/17 48 $144,690 +8% 66 $2,192   $7,101,748 142
2006/02/24 51 $109,861 -24% 56 $1,962   $7,211,609 149
2006/03/03 56 $86,710 -21% 57 $1,521   $7,298,319 156
2006/03/10 58 $50,561 -42% 32 $1,580   $7,348,880 163
2006/03/17 72 $23,854 -53% 12 $1,988   $7,372,734 170

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