Follow us on

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $40,435,190Details
International Box Office $13,137,632
Worldwide Box Office $53,572,822
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $31,104,418 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $31,104,418
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
72% - Certified Fresh
85% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 10th, 2006 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: February 27th, 2007 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some disturbing images, sexuality, brief language and nudity
Running Time: 105 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: Writing and Writers, Writer's Block, Fiction / Reality Crossover
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Mandate Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,198 $517,622 Dec 15, 2006 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,841 $1,425,717 Dec 8, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,427 $3,356,324 Dec 1, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,240 $5,726,536 Nov 24, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,709 $6,605,197 Nov 17, 2006 10
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 272 $13,411,093 Nov 10, 2006 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,357 $13,411,093 Nov 10, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,887 2,264 Nov 10, 2006 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 647 $5,637,719 Nov 11, 2006 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,193 $5,637,719 Nov 11, 2006 2


   Harold Crick
   Ana Pascal
   Dr. Jules Hilbert
   Penny Escher
   Kay Eiffel
Tony Hale    Dave
Tom Hulce    Dr. Cayly
Linda Hunt    Dr. Mittag-Leffler
William Dick    IRS Co-Worker
Guy Massey    IRS Co-Worker
Martha Espinoza    IRS Co-Worker
T.J. Jagodowski    IRS Co-Worker
Peter Grosz    IRS Co-Worker
Ricky Adams    Young Boy
Christian Stolte    Young Boy's Father
Denise Hughes    Kronecker Bus Driver
Peggy Roeder    Polish Woman
Tonray Ho    IRS Co-Worker
Danny Rhodes    Bakery Employee
Helen Young    Bakery Customer
David Pompeii    Bakery Customer
Linara Washington    Bakery Employee
Larry Neumann, Jr.    Homeless Man
John Mohrlein    Man with Hose
Bruce Jarchow    Commuter
Kristin Chenoweth    Book Channel Host
Bradley Mott    Large Man on Bus
John Watson, Sr.    TV Author
David Wiegers    Bakery Customer
Jarrett Sleeper    Bakery Customer
Karen Lloyd    Customer with Tan
Keith Kupferer    Demolition Foreman
Danny McCarthy    Demolition Crew
Tab Baker    Demolition Crew
Mark Buettner    Claw Operator
Christian Young    ER Doctor
Arraon Hixson    Young Male Patient
Bryan Kelly    ER Orderly
Whitney Sneed    ER Nurse
Ray Kurut    ER Doctor
Celeste Pechous    ER Nurse
Michael Cook    ER Doctor
Cheryl Lynn Bruce    Head ER Nurse
Chet Dubowski    Man in Tweed
Ora Jones    Banneker Press Receptionist
Jordan Keller    Grocer
Herb Lichtenstein    IRS Co-Worker
Stacey Jackson    IRS Co-Worker
Jordan Teplitz    Old Man on Phone
Ricardo Guiterrez    Bus Company Manager
James Mazza    Irritated Man on Bus
Oscar Roxas    Another Man on Bus
Nadirah Bost    Accident Witness
Sandra Marquez    Accident Witness
Lacy Coil    Accident Witness
Will Clinger    Accident Witness
Albert Samuels    Accident Witness
Frank Caeti    Accident Witness
Andrew Rothenberg    Doctor Mercator
Rengin Altay    Nurse
Lucinda Kemp    Bus Operator
Donna Watkins    Bus Operator

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Lindsay Doran
Screenwriter    Zach Helm
Executive Producer    Nathan Kahane
Executive Producer    Joe Drake
Executive Producer    Eric Kopeloff
Director of Photography    Roberto Schaefer
Production Designer    Kevin Thompson
Editor    Matt Chesse
Music Supervisor    Brian Reitzell
Composer    Britt Daniel
Composer    Brian Reitzell
Co-Producer    Aubrey Henderson
Co-Producer    Jim Miller
Assistant Director    Michael Lerman
Second Unit Director    Kevin Tod Haug
Unit Production Manager    Karyn McCarthy
Unit Production Manager    Eric Kopeloff
Art Director    Craig Jackson
Set Decorator    Ford Wheeler
Second Unit Camera    Ted Lichtenheld
Additional Photography-Aerial    Ron Goodman
Costume Designer    Frank Fleming
Costume Supervisor    Eileen McCahill
Sound Mixer    David Obermeyer
Re-recording Mixer    Scott Millan
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Re-recording Mixer    Lora Hirschberg
Supervising Sound Editor    Geoffrey G. Rubay
Sound Editor    John Title
Sound Editor    Dino DiMuro
Sound Editor    Lyle Engle
Sound Designer    Geoffrey G. Rubay
Dialogue Editor    Bruce Nyznik
Music Editor    Erica Weis
Music Editor    Stephanie Lowry
Make up    Lisa Layman
Make up    Laverne Caracuzzi
Hairstylist    Frances Mathias
Hairstylist    Deborah K. Dee
Casting Director    Francine Maisler
Casting Director    Kathy Driscoll-Mohler
Stunt Coordinator    Rick Lefevour

DVD Releases for December 2, 2008

December 2nd, 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...

Casino Proves the House Always Wins at the Home Market

March 24th, 2007

There was another new releases to top the rental charts this week as Casino Royale earned $9.20 million during its opening weekend on the home market. This is not particularly strong compared to the film's theatrical run, but it was more dominant on the sales chart. More...

Home Market is Borat Great success! Is Nice!

March 17th, 2007

There was only three new releases to chart on the home market this week; however, they included the top rental this week, Borat. While it was absolutely no surprise that the film opened in first place, it was a bit of a surprise that it only managed $9.18 million while doing so. More...

Stranger's Top Rental Gets Flushed Away on Sales Chart

March 10th, 2007

There was only one new release in the top five on the rentals charts this week but that new release was Stranger Than Fiction, which took first place with $6.77 million. More...

DVD Releases for February 27, 2007

February 26th, 2007

Looking at this week's list of DVD releases, there's not a lot that jumps out as being a must-have. There are some releases that are good movies but have weak DVDs, like Stranger than Fiction - Buy from Amazon. Then there are releases where the opposite is true, like Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny - Buy from Amazon and to an even more extreme extent Tideland - Buy from Amazon. But for the DVD Pick of the Week we have to go back, way back, to 1965 and Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back - 2-Disc Deluxe Edition. More...

International Details - Babel Feels Oscar Bounce

February 11th, 2007

Babel just missed the top five this past weekend and showed that Oscar nods still meant something at the box office, at least internationally. The film added $5.16 million on 1467 screens for a total of $61.31 million so far. It was aided by a first place, $1.23 million opening on 256 screens in Russia, but that is one of the film's last significant openings. More...

Award Season - The Writing is On the Wall

January 12th, 2007

The Writers Guild of America is the last of the guilds to hand out nominations, which they did so this week. And while there are 20 or so categories, only two of them are theatrical. More...

Award Season - Babel and Departed are Golden

December 15th, 2006

Babel led the way when the Golden Globe nominations were announced today with seven nominations while The Departed was close behind with six. More...

International Details - Saw Sees Better Days

December 11th, 2006

Saw III slipped another spot to sixth with $4.46 million on 1518 screens in 29 markets for an international total of $54.27 million. Its best opening of the weekend came in South Korea where it placed third with $1.08 million on 144 screens, which is the last major opening for the film this year. More...

Potter Pushes Penguins to Top Spot

November 21st, 2006

There were a few surprises on the charts this week, including the number one film. But overall things played out almost exactly as expected, leading to a total of $146 million at the box office. This was 15% higher than last weekend but 19% lower than the same weekend last year. However, that was the weekend when Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire opened and no-one was expecting this year to be able to keep pace. More...

Holdovers Save Weekend Box Office

November 14th, 2006

There were four new releases opening in varying degrees of wideness this past weekend, but none of them could live up to lowered expectations. This left the overall box office at $127 million, which was down about 2% from last weekend while up less than 1% from the same weekend last year. That's not a large enough increase to keep up with ticket price inflation, but any good news is still welcome at this point. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 4 - November 10, 2006

November 11th, 2006

There was a clear winner amongst this week's batch of websites as Stranger than Fiction - Official Site took home the Weekly Website Award. More...

Can Borat's Run be Stranger?

November 10th, 2006

With Borat beating all expectations last weekend, all eyes are on it this weekend. Can it maintain this amazing pace? Will it be able to keep its momentum as it expands? Will it suffer a major drop-off? What about the competition? Can they handle the pressure? More...

2006 Preview: November

November 1st, 2006

Note: Article updated 11/18/2006 with correct budget for Harsh Times

It's that time of the month again, a time to look forward, but it is also a time to look back. October was a stronger month than expected and, while there are a lot of reasons for that, I think one must pay particular attention to the play of Taylor Pyatt. The departure of Anson Carter to free agency over the summer was troublesome and many felt finding a right winger for the Sedin twins was a key in maintaining or even improving upon last year's numbers. Without good chemistry, Daniel and Henrik might have taken a step back this year. However, with a team leading 6 goals, Taylor Pyatt is more than proving he can play with the speedy Swedes. ... What? Oh right, movies. It was a pretty good month for movies as well. November sees the beginning of the most important time of year for the movie industry. Not only do the holidays start with Thanksgiving, but this is also the time of year that award season really heats up. This means there is an excellent mix of blockbusters, especially family films, and critically acclaimed films hoping that first impressions are lasting impressions. It also means there are several limited releases that could expand wide later in their run; these include Fur, Bobby, For Your Consideration and others. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7 - October 13, 2006

October 14th, 2006

With more and more Oscar contenders getting ready to start their theatrical runs, it is fitting that a satire of such films, For Your Consideration - Official Site, takes home the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 26 - September 1

September 2nd, 2006

Another busy week with plenty of top-notch films to chose from In the end, however, it was a two-way race between The Black Dahlia - Official Site and Stranger than Fiction - Official Site with the former site winning out by a narrow margin. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 22 - July 28

July 28th, 2006

Another big week for movie sites with several excellent entries. In this crowded field there were a lot of sites that showed promise and could be just one big update away from winning the award. But this week the best of the best was World Trade Center - Official Site. Let's hope that the movie can live up to the site. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 6 - May 12

May 12th, 2006

There's a better than average selection on this week's list, but for the vast majority of the sites, there are only minor changes. The best of the bunch is Click - Official Site but there are a several other sites on this week's list that are just a update or two away from being an award winning site. 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.

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/10 4 $13,411,093   2,264 $5,924   $13,411,093 3
2006/11/17 5 $6,605,197 -51% 2,270 $2,910   $22,905,344 10
2006/11/24 8 $5,726,536 -13% 2,258 $2,536   $32,504,604 17
2006/12/01 9 $3,356,324 -41% 1,804 $1,860   $36,911,009 24
2006/12/08 12 $1,425,717 -58% 1,266 $1,126   $39,130,729 31
2006/12/15 16 $517,622 -64% 532 $973   $40,137,776 38

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/10 4 $4,915,623   2,264 $2,171   $4,915,623 1
2006/11/11 4 $5,637,719 +15% 2,264 $2,490   $10,553,342 2
2006/11/12 4 $2,857,751 -49% 2,264 $1,262   $13,411,093 3
2006/11/13 2 $811,569 -72% 2,264 $358   $14,222,662 4
2006/11/14 2 $733,619 -10% 2,264 $324   $14,956,281 5
2006/11/15 2 $665,534 -9% 2,264 $294   $15,621,815 6
2006/11/16 2 $678,332 +2% 2,264 $300   $16,300,147 7
2006/11/17 4 $2,258,552 +233% 2,270 $995   $18,558,699 8
2006/11/18 6 $2,812,351 +25% 2,270 $1,239   $21,371,050 9
2006/11/19 6 $1,534,294 -45% 2,270 $676   $22,905,344 10
2006/11/20 5 $567,891 -63% 2,270 $250   $23,473,235 11
2006/11/21 5 $887,613 +56% 2,270 $391   $24,360,848 12
2006/11/22 8 $1,110,333 +25% 2,270 $489   $25,471,181 13
2006/11/23 7 $1,306,887 +18% 2,258 $579   $26,778,068 14
2006/11/24 7 $2,453,590 +88% 2,258 $1,087   $29,231,658 15
2006/11/25 7 $2,261,747 -8% 2,258 $1,002   $31,493,405 16
2006/11/26 9 $1,011,199 -55% 2,258 $448   $32,504,604 17
2006/11/27 9 $266,859 -74% 2,258 $118   $32,771,463 18
2006/11/28 7 $264,815 -1% 2,258 $117   $33,036,278 19
2006/11/29 7 $260,000 -2% 2,258 $115   $33,296,000 20
2006/11/30 7 $258,685 -1% 2,258 $115   $33,554,685 21
2006/12/01 9 $931,376 +260% 1,804 $516   $34,486,061 22
2006/12/02 8 $1,778,452 +91% 1,804 $986   $36,264,513 23
2006/12/03 10 $646,496 -64% 1,804 $358   $36,911,009 24
2006/12/04 9 $187,086 -71% 1,804 $104   $37,098,095 25
2006/12/05 9 $202,793 +8% 1,804 $112   $37,300,888 26
2006/12/06 9 $201,150 -1% 1,804 $112   $37,502,038 27
2006/12/07 9 $202,974 +1% 1,804 $113   $37,705,012 28
2006/12/12 12 $123,807   1,266 $98   $39,367,000 33
2006/12/13 12 $124,916 +1% 1,266 $99   $39,491,000 34

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/10 4 $16,300,147   2,264 $7,200   $16,300,147 7
2006/11/17 5 $10,477,921 -36% 2,270 $4,616   $26,778,068 14
2006/11/24 7 $6,776,617 -35% 2,258 $3,001   $33,554,685 21
2006/12/01 9 $4,150,327 -39% 1,804 $2,301   $37,705,012 28
2006/12/08 12 $1,915,142 -54% 1,266 $1,513   $39,620,154 35
2006/12/15 17 $815,036 -57% 532 $1,532   $40,435,190 42

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/4/20073523,491 523,491$9,417,603$9,417,6031
3/11/20075201,961-61% 725,452$3,633,278$13,050,8812
3/18/20071296,963-52% 822,415$1,744,364$14,795,2463
3/25/20072457,934-40% 880,349$1,042,233$15,837,4794
4/1/20072768,478+18% 948,827$1,231,919$17,069,3985
4/8/200720163,632+139% 1,112,459$3,009,192$20,078,5906
4/29/20073050,350 1,162,809$1,006,496$21,085,0879

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at