Step Brothers

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $100,468,793Details
International Box Office $28,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $128,468,793
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $68,340,237 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $68,340,237
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 Upright
Critics
55% - Rotten
Audience
68% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$65,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 25th, 2008 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: December 2nd, 2008 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual content, and pervasive language.
Keywords: Judd Apatow Buddy Comedy, Delayed Adulthood, Dysfunctional Family, Unexpected Families
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Judd Apatow, Mosaic Media, Gary Sanchez Productions

DVD Rentals - Mummy not Mamma Leads the Way

There were five new releases to chart this week, including The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which topped the charts just ahead of last week's winner, The Dark Knight. More...

DVD Rentals - Knight Becomes King

Only two new releases charted this week, but we still had a new number one with The Dark Knight. More...

DVD Rentals - Step Brothers are Wanted

New releases dominated the sales chart taking the top two places and four of the top five. This includes Step Brothers and Wanted, which finished neck and neck in first and second places respectively. More...

DVD Sales - A Prince\'s Ransom

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DVD Releases for December 2, 2008

It's the slowest week in more than a month, which is not surprising since it is the Tuesday after Black Friday. That doesn't mean there are no top-notch releases this week, or major sellers. In fact, there are three $100 million hits from last summer coming out this week. However, to find the DVD Pick of the Week we have to go a bit further back, all the way back to 1942 and Casablanca - The Ultimate Collector's Edition on Blu-ray. More...

International Details - Eye on the Prize

Eagle Eye opened in sixth place on the international chart with $4.51 million on 1,124 screens in 13 markets, much of that coming from two markets: Australia and Mexico. In the former it made $1.42 million on 231 screens while in the latter it made just a hair under $900,000 on 350 screens. In both markets the film finished in second place, while it opens in major markets every week until the end of October, while it doesn't end its run until early next year. More...

International Details - Mummy Still Rules

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor fell more than 50% this past weekend down to $4.24 million on 2905 screens in 46 markets for a total of $276.19 million internationally. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but added $1.36 million on 361 screens during its second weekend in Australia for a total of $5.13 million. More...

International Details - Journey on the International Box Office

Journey To The Centre of the Earth opened in first place in Australia by a huge margin with $2.87 million on 362 screens, more than four times its nearest competitor. Overall the film made $6.41 million on 1417 screens in 27 markets for a total of $57.65 million, with a few smaller openings from now till its debut in Japan at the end of October. More...

Burn on Fire at the Box Office

Four films opened wide this weekend, and all four finished in the top four, which is the first time that's happened in more than a year and a half. The strength of the new releases helped the overall box office bounce back, as it was up 49% from last weekend at $101 million. More importantly, it was up more than 28% from the same weekend last year, which ended a seven-week losing streak. Year-to-date, 2008 is still behind, but the gap was closed somewhat with 2007 leading with $6.92 billion to $6.87 billion. More...

International Details - Wanted Still in Demand

Wanted failed to reach first place during its opening in Germany, but still rose dramatically earning sixth internationally with $6.13 million on 1590 screens in 29 markets for a total of $147.68 million. In Germany is finished in second place behind The Dark Knight's third weekend of release earning $3.18 million on 444 screens, which is still impressive. Next up is Spain this weekend, while it opens wide in Japan next weekend and China early in October. More...

International Details - Zohan Messes with the International Box Office

You Don't Mess With The Zohan slipped out of the top five with $7.96 million on 2296 screens in 33 markets for a total of $69.53 million internationally, which is more than Adam Sandler's previous film made in total internationally. This week the film opened in France landing in 10th place with just $816,000, but it was playing on just 171 screens. On the other hand, it added $1.66 million on 335 screens in Spain for a two-week total of $6.45 million. More...

Olympic-Sized Box Office Haul

Four. The Dark Knight has reigned on top of the box office charts for four weekends now. The last film to last on top so long was Return of the King, which opened more than four years ago. That said, while The Dark Knight is dominating, the new releases are not pulling their weight and the overall box office slipped to $120 million over the weekend, which was 21% lower than last weekend, and 22% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 has earned $6.14 billion, which is lower than 2007's pace but by less than 1%, as this time last year movies had earned $6.17 billion at the box office. More...

Will Pineapple Defeat Batman?

Like last week, this week we have two more new wide releases, and like last week, The Dark Knight has a shot at retaining its crown. Also of note, the two new releases are coming out tonight because the Olympics are starting on Friday and they want to avoid going up against the Olympic opening ceremonies... Wait... People watch the Olympic opening ceremonies? More...

Dark Knight Continues to Light Up Box Office

For the third weekend in a row, The Dark Knight came out on top at the box office -- the first time this year we've had a three-time champ. Unfortunately, the film didn't come out on top because it beat expectations by a massive margin, but because The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor missed expectations. That led to a drop at the overall box office by just over 15% from last weekend to $153 million. This is also lower than the same weekend last year by just under 14%. Meanwhile, 2008's and 2007's year-to-date numbers are nearly identical at $5.93 billion, with this year a tiny, tiny amount lower. More...

Dark Days for New Releases? - Correction

Two more new wide releases make their debut tomorrow, but we could have the first threepeat winner of the year as the new number one movie of the year, The Dark Knight, is still going strong. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor does have a slight edge going into this weekend, but it could be close. There is a troubling sign as neither film looks likely to match last year's number one film and with 2008 barely ahead of 2007, any weakness could result in 2008 losing its lead. More...

Dark Knight Continues its Record Breaking Run

The Dark Knight added a few more records to its impressive list of accomplishments, but it wasn't enough to prevent the overall box office from suffering, as it was down to $181 million over the weekend. That represents a stunning 31% drop-off from last weekend. However, since last weekend was the largest weekend on record, this was not surprising. What was a little surprising was the year-to-year decline; granted, it was down less than 2% from the same weekend last year, but that's still disappointing. As for the year-to-date numbers, strong midweek numbers helped push 2008 into the lead, barely, with 2008 earning $5.68 billion to $5.67 billion for 2007. More...

Wire Towers Higher than Bat

Man on Wire topped the per theater chart this week by pulling in an impressive average of $25,696 in two theaters. This was ahead of the overall box office leader, The Dark Knight, which earned an average of $17,216 in more than 4,000 theaters. Transsiberian also repeated in the $10,000 club, down roughly 23% to $13,280. Brideshead Revisited opened in 22 theaters, which is a lot of a limited release, but still managed an average of $10,291 during its opening weekend, which bodes well for its prospects at expansion. The final film to reach $10,000 did so by the narrowest of narrow margins as Step Brothers topped that milestone by less than 24 cents. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of July 25, 2008

Summer is starting to wind down and there's not potential monster hits opening this week, which hurt this week's list at the top. However, while there were no groundbreaking sites this week, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer's Official Site contained a 14-part behind the scenes video blog that is better than most DVDs have. This was enough to give the film the Weekly Website Award. More...

I Want to Believe in the New Releases

Two new wide releases make their debut today, but neither of them have a legitimate shot at first place. In fact, it would take a shocking result for Step Brothers and X-Files: I Want to Believe to earn more combined than The Dark Knight will make during its second weekend of release. The real competition for The Dark Knight is The Simpsons movie, which opened this time last year. More...

2008 Preview: July

July is going to have a tough time following June. Last month only one movie missed expectations by any meaningful degree which helped 2008 climb above 2007's pace. Perhaps if The Dark Knight can become the biggest hit of the year so far and 2008 tops 2007's pace in terms of ticket sales, July will be seen as a better month than June, but that will be very tough to do. Compared to last year, July doesn't seem to have as much strength at the top, but its strength is in the midrange hits and it should at least keep pace with 2007. More...

Cast Updates - February 24, 2008

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New Movie US Release Dates - November 19, 2006

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/07/25 2 $11,847,675   3,094 $3,829   $11,847,675 1
2008/07/26 2 $9,840,973 -17% 3,094 $3,181   $21,688,648 2
2008/07/27 2 $9,252,084 -6% 3,094 $2,990   $30,940,732 3
2008/07/28 2 $4,602,987 -50% 3,094 $1,488   $35,543,719 4
2008/07/29 2 $4,057,052 -12% 3,094 $1,311   $39,600,771 5
2008/07/30 2 $3,631,324 -10% 3,094 $1,174   $43,232,095 6
2008/07/31 2 $3,433,405 -5% 3,094 $1,110   $46,665,500 7
2008/08/01 3 $5,070,198 +48% 3,094 $1,639   $51,735,698 8
2008/08/02 3 $6,220,952 +23% 3,094 $2,011   $57,956,650 9
2008/08/03 3 $5,215,376 -16% 3,094 $1,686   $63,172,026 10
2008/08/04 3 $2,804,804 -46% 3,094 $907   $65,976,830 11
2008/08/05 3 $2,460,950 -12% 3,094 $795   $68,437,780 12
2008/08/06 6 $1,904,953 -23% 3,094 $616   $70,342,733 13
2008/08/07 6 $1,660,741 -13% 3,094 $537   $72,003,474 14
2008/08/08 5 $2,765,182 +67% 3,182 $869   $74,768,656 15
2008/08/09 5 $3,427,233 +24% 3,182 $1,077   $78,195,889 16
2008/08/10 5 $2,936,247 -14% 3,182 $923   $81,132,136 17
2008/08/11 5 $1,440,553 -51% 3,182 $453   $82,572,689 18
2008/08/12 6 $1,371,580 -5% 3,182 $431   $83,944,269 19
2008/08/13 7 $1,015,831 -26% 3,182 $319   $84,960,100 20
2008/08/14 7 $927,934 -9% 3,182 $292   $85,888,034 21
2008/08/15 9 $1,512,328 +63% 2,648 $571   $87,400,362 22
2008/08/16 9 $1,893,942 +25% 2,648 $715   $89,294,304 23
2008/08/17 9 $1,401,634 -26% 2,648 $529   $90,695,938 24
2008/08/18 9 $691,296 -51% 2,648 $261   $91,387,234 25
2008/08/19 9 $721,697 +4% 2,648 $273   $92,108,931 26
2008/08/20 9 $609,289 -16% 2,648 $230   $92,718,220 27
2008/08/21 9 $566,146 -7% 2,648 $214   $93,284,366 28
2008/08/22 14 $715,384 +26% 1,639 $436   $93,999,750 29
2008/08/23 14 $943,825 +32% 1,639 $576   $94,943,575 30
2008/08/24 14 $642,206 -32% 1,639 $392   $95,585,781 31
2008/08/25 15 $228,273 -64% 1,639 $139   $95,874,631 32
2008/08/26 14 $269,366 +18% 1,639 $164   $96,143,997 33
2008/08/27 15 $216,648 -20% 1,639 $132   $96,360,645 34
2008/08/28 16 $208,092 -4% 1,639 $127   $96,568,737 35
2008/08/29 20 $343,847 +65% 1,036 $332   $96,912,584 36
2008/08/30 20 $478,067 +39% 1,036 $461   $97,390,651 37
2008/08/31 18 $535,374 +12% 1,036 $517   $97,926,025 38
2008/09/01 21 $311,614 -42% 1,036 $301   $98,237,639 39
2008/09/02 17 $110,308 -65% 1,036 $106   $98,347,947 40
2008/09/03 18 $100,708 -9% 1,036 $97   $98,448,655 41
2008/09/04 16 $102,329 +2% 1,036 $99   $98,550,984 42
2008/09/05 17 $266,880 +161% 846 $315   $98,817,864 43
2008/09/06 20 $402,053 +51% 846 $475   $99,219,917 44
2008/09/07 - $195,240 -51% 846 $231   $99,415,157 45
2008/09/08 17 $67,497 -65% 846 $80   $99,482,654 46
2008/09/09 17 $80,326 +19% 846 $95   $99,562,980 47
2008/09/10 16 $72,586 -10% 846 $86   $99,635,566 48
2008/09/11 16 $73,583 +1% 846 $87   $99,709,149 49
2008/09/12 22 $124,040 +69% 846 $147   $99,833,189 50
2008/09/13 22 $190,687 +54% 846 $225   $100,023,876 51
2008/09/14 25 $101,854 -47% 846 $120   $100,125,730 52
2008/09/15 20 $32,140 -68% 846 $38   $100,157,870 53
2008/09/16 - $36,849 +15% 846 $44   $100,194,719 54
2008/09/17 - $33,591 -9% 846 $40   $100,228,310 55
2008/09/18 - $37,909 +13% 846 $45   $100,266,219 56
2008/09/19 - $60,831 +60% 258 $236   $100,327,050 57
2008/09/20 - $96,248 +58% 258 $373   $100,423,298 58
2008/09/21 - $45,135 -53% 258 $175   $100,468,433 59

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/07/25 2 $30,940,732   3,094 $10,000   $30,940,732 3
2008/08/01 3 $16,506,526 -47% 3,094 $5,335   $63,172,026 10
2008/08/08 5 $9,128,662 -45% 3,182 $2,869   $81,132,136 17
2008/08/15 9 $4,807,904 -47% 2,648 $1,816   $90,695,938 24
2008/08/22 14 $2,301,992 -52% 1,639 $1,405   $95,586,358 31
2008/08/29 20 $1,357,288 -41% 1,036 $1,310   $97,926,025 38
2008/09/05 20 $864,173 -36% 846 $1,021   $99,415,157 45
2008/09/12 23 $416,581 -52% 454 $918   $100,125,730 52
2008/09/19 31 $202,214 -51% 258 $784   $100,468,793 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/7/200831,316,053 1,316,053$23,043,167$23,043,1671
12/14/20085541,761-59% 1,857,814$9,521,070$32,564,2372
12/21/20089416,393-23% 2,274,207$7,396,889$39,961,1263
12/28/200812378,204-9% 2,652,411$6,628,555$46,589,6804
1/4/200913143,330-62% 2,795,741$2,502,800$49,092,4805
1/11/20091779,368-45% 2,875,109$1,569,947$50,662,4276
1/18/20091962,995-21% 2,938,104$1,076,288$51,738,7157
1/25/20091862,037-2% 3,000,141$950,760$52,689,4768
2/1/20092548,835-21% 3,048,976$750,838$53,440,3149
2/8/20092069,296+42% 3,118,272$1,058,697$54,499,01110
2/15/20092565,267-6% 3,183,539$1,056,490$55,555,50111
1/10/20102844,960 3,597,582$557,504$60,608,09458

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Cast

Will Ferrell    Brennan Huff
John C. Reilly    Dale Doback
Mary Steenburgen    Nancy Huff
Richard Jenkins    Dr. Robert Doback
Adam Scott    Derek
Kathryn Hahn    Alice
Andrea Savage    Denise

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Adam McKay
Screenwriter    Will Ferrell
Screenwriter    Adam McKay
Producer    Jimmy Miller
Producer    Judd Apatow
Executive Producer    Will Ferrell
Executive Producer    Adam McKay
Executive Producer    David Householter
Co-Producer    Josh Church
Cinematographer    Oliver Wood
Editor    Brent White
Composer    Jon Brion
Music Supervisor    Hal Willner
Production Designer    Clayton Hartley
Art Director    Virginia Randolph Weaver
Set Decorator    Casey Hallenbeck
Costume Designer    Susan Matheson
Sound Mixer    Arthur Rochester
Supervising Sound Editor    George Anderson
Visual Effects Supervisor    Rocco Passionino
Stunt Coordinator    John Robotham