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Super Size Me (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,529,368Details
International Box Office $10,704,440
Worldwide Box Office $22,233,808
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
93% - Certified Fresh
Audience
72% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$65,000
Domestic Releases: May 7th, 2004 (Limited) by IDP Distribution
Video Release: September 28th, 2004 by Hart Sharp Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, sex and drug references, and a graphic medical procedure
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Keywords: Food, Directing Yourself
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 649 $16,204 Sep 24, 2004 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 210 $16,204 Sep 24, 2004 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 383 $810 Sep 24, 2004 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 782 $13,773 Sep 17, 2004 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 255 $13,773 Sep 17, 2004 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 674 $459 Sep 17, 2004 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 737 $33,177 Sep 10, 2004 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 190 $33,177 Sep 10, 2004 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 517 $772 Sep 10, 2004 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 936 $26,644 Sep 3, 2004 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 241 $26,644 Sep 3, 2004 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 523 $859 Sep 3, 2004 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 1,146 $26,072 Aug 27, 2004 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 286 $26,072 Aug 27, 2004 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 765 $652 Aug 27, 2004 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 1,217 $39,253 Aug 20, 2004 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 271 $39,253 Aug 20, 2004 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 556 $1,006 Aug 20, 2004 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 1,316 $47,597 Aug 13, 2004 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 278 $47,597 Aug 13, 2004 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 937 $670 Aug 13, 2004 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,562 $47,112 Aug 6, 2004 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 343 $47,112 Aug 6, 2004 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 964 $725 Aug 6, 2004 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,582 $66,210 Jul 30, 2004 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 320 $66,210 Jul 30, 2004 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,053 $736 Jul 30, 2004 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,393 $118,498 Jul 23, 2004 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 262 $118,498 Jul 23, 2004 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 859 $1,004 Jul 23, 2004 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,433 $145,975 Jul 16, 2004 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 262 $145,975 Jul 16, 2004 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 805 $1,149 Jul 16, 2004 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,562 $173,242 Jul 9, 2004 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 295 $173,242 Jul 9, 2004 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 759 $1,312 Jul 9, 2004 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,640 $215,884 Jul 2, 2004 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 306 $215,884 Jul 2, 2004 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 802 $1,420 Jul 2, 2004 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,481 $383,178 Jun 25, 2004 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 242 $383,178 Jun 25, 2004 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 549 $2,017 Jun 25, 2004 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,524 $616,670 Jun 18, 2004 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 195 $616,670 Jun 18, 2004 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 418 $2,681 Jun 18, 2004 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,798 $820,686 Jun 11, 2004 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 187 $820,686 Jun 11, 2004 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 302 $3,568 Jun 11, 2004 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,431 $842,684 Jun 4, 2004 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 228 $842,684 Jun 4, 2004 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 319 $4,111 Jun 4, 2004 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,896 $1,081,968 May 28, 2004 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 211 $1,081,968 May 28, 2004 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 289 $5,492 May 28, 2004 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 3,716 $973,644 May 21, 2004 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 229 $973,644 May 21, 2004 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 410 $6,579 May 21, 2004 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,399 $759,182 May 14, 2004 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 293 $759,182 May 14, 2004 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 947 $6,718 May 14, 2004 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 4,910 $516,641 May 7, 2004 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 471 $516,641 May 7, 2004 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,006 $12,601 May 7, 2004 3
Theater Average Limited Release 1,501 $12,601 May 7, 2004 3
Top 2004 Theater Average Limited Release 64 $12,601 May 7, 2004 3
Never Wide Domestic 250 $11,529,368 May 7, 2004 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 2,847 $11,529,368 May 7, 2004 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 530 189 May 7, 2004 0

Cast

Morgan Spurlock    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

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Swimming with Sharks

March 13th, 2005

Shark Tale finished its international run with a second place $2.08 million opening in Japan on 485 screens. Its $4,296 per screen average it quite low for the market and generally means the film won't have the usual legs films in Japan have. The film performed much better in Italy where it finished first again with $3.0 million, down just 23% during its sophomore stint. Overall it took in $5.2 million to raise its international total to $181 million, but without any more openings it might struggle to hit $200 million. More...

Sideways Eternally Grateful to the WGA

February 20th, 2005

The Annual Writers Guild Awards held their 57th annual awards on Saturday. Among the more than a dozen awards handed out were three for theatrical releases, including the inaugural award for best documentary, (which had been handed out earlier.) More...

Oscar Nominations Sidestep Box Office Giants

January 25th, 2005

The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results. Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations. More...

Oscars: Academy Announces Documentary Semi-Finalists

November 18th, 2004


DVD Releases for September 28, 2004

September 27th, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section, including the co-winners of the DVD Pick of the Week Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Buy from Amazon and Degrassi: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Buy from Amazon. More...

Village's Population Grows

September 14th, 2004

The Village again was the weekend champ in the international box office with $15.3 million on nearly 3,500 screens in 31 markets. Highlights for the weekend include and impressive debut in Germany at $5.5 million and a less spectacular $3.1 million in Japan. The film also suffered a 55% drop-off in its second weekend in Australia while it held up much better in Brazil. So far the film has earned $63.2 million internationally and is well on its way to matching its $112 million domestic total. More...

Monster of a Weekend

July 14th, 2004

The documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, which some are describing as a real life Spinal Tap, pulled in $46,359 in three theatres for an average of $15,453. Two other films topped $10,000 including De-Lovely with a $14,212 average and the overall box office champ, Spider-Man 2 with $10,845. More...

More Records Fall as Harry Potter Opens

June 7th, 2004

Just a month ago it was looking as if 2004 would suffer through a disastrous summer as the first two tent-pole releases failed to live up to expectations. However, since then we've had record after record fall. The first weekend in June continued this trend as the top 3 films broke several records between them. Since it was a post holiday weekend, a drop in the overall box office was expected, but with a decline of just 2.8% to $186.7 million it was enough to become the largest ever 3-day weekend. And the increase from last year was an incredible 14.6% there's more and more to celebrate about 2004. More...

Another Record Breaking Weekend

June 4th, 2004

If you were to ask a hundred moviegoers at the beginning of the year what their most anticipated film of 2004 was, I'd bet Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban would be in the top three, if not number one. And because of that, it's no surprise that no other studio would try and take on Harry Potter. More...

Still in Control

June 3rd, 2004

The boost to the box office due to the long weekend helped several films cross $10,000 per theatre with a pretty even mix of wide and limited releases. But it was last week's winner Control Room that won the weekend with $24,755 per theatre over the 3-day weekend. Coming in second was The Day After Tomorrow with an impressive $20,071; coincidentally, the film also came in second place on the overall charts. Next on the list were two films with very similar averages: Saved! brought in $17,257 and just behind was Shrek 2 at $17,090 per theatre. Rounding out the $10,000 films was My Mother Likes Women, which saw its per theatre average increased to $11,024 last weekend. More...

Record Breaking Weekend for Day After, but still can't top Shrek 2

June 1st, 2004

In retrospect, I may have been a little harsh on the new films opening this weekend as two of the three earned more during the 3-day weekend than I thought they'd earn during the 4-day weekend. And that helped this Memorial Day long weekend become the biggest weekend ever. Comparing the 3-day total we see a 12.4% increase from last weekend and a 9.9% increase from last year. However, last year at this time it was not Memorial Day. Compared to last year's Memorial Day the three-day portion is up 16.9% and the four-day potion is up an incredible 22% to nearly $250 million. This will create a lot of buzz, which will result in free publicity for the rest of the summer movies. More...

Control Room Reigns over Per Theatre Charts

May 26th, 2004

Three films earned per theatre averages of more than $10,000 this weekend lead by the debut of the documentary Control Room, which earned an impressive $27,125 in its lone theatre. Close behind in second place was Shrek 2's record setting debut with an unbelievable average of $25,952 in an unprecedented 4,163 theatres. Lastly, Coffee and Cigarettes managed a second weekend above the $10,000 average mark with $11,558 despite more than tripling its theatre count to 17. More...

Panic Mode - Disengaged

May 25th, 2004

Finally, we have something to celebrate this summer. The lone wide release this week, Shrek 2 had a multi-record breaking opening, and that meant a huge 51% increase in the overall box office from last weekend. And that lead to a huge increase over the same weekend last year, right? Well not quite, the increase was rather minimal at just 3.6%, inline with estimated ticket price increases. However, this weekend last year was the Memorial Day long weekend, so the comparison is not quite fair. Further more, 2004 has again slipped behind 2003 year-to-date, albeit by the narrowest of narrow margins $3.125 billion to $3.119 billion based on Sunday's estimates. More...

Per Theatre Average takes a Coffee Break

May 19th, 2004

While the overall box office hasn't caught on fire since the beginning of May, the per theatre average charts have seen a much needed boost. This week another four movies were able to earn more than $10,000 per theatre lead by the debut of Coffee and Cigarettes with an impressive average of $19,832 in 5 theatres. Next on the list was the overall box office leader Troy, which was well back with $13,739. Perhaps more impressive is the sophomore stint of Godzilla: The Original Japanese Version; despite doubling its theatre count it was able to maintain a large portion of its average finishing at $12,176. Rounding out our quartet of $10,000 films is the comedy / social commentary film A Day Without A Mexican, which earned over $600,000 in 56 theatres throughout Southern California for an average of $11,071. More...

Oh No, They say He's got to go, Go go Godzilla!

May 12th, 2004

Four movies crossed the $10,000 per theatre mark, lead by Godzilla: The Original Japanese Version with $19,015 average in two theatres. The debuts of Van Helsing with $14,475 per theatre and Super Size Me with $12,601 also placed high on the list. And in its ninth weekend of release Games People Play: New York managed an unbelievable $14,388 in its lone theatre. More...

Super Sized Limited Releases

May 7th, 2004

This week we have 10 limited releases hitting theatres, and all but one are opening in more than one theatre. So this might be the best chance to see a limited release on opening night for a lot of people. More...

Movie Websites Launches for Aril 30 - May 6

May 6th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Shrek 2 - >Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/05/07 20 $516,641   41 $12,601   $516,641 3
2004/05/14 12 $759,182 +47% 113 $6,718   $1,525,154 10
2004/05/21 10 $973,644 +28% 148 $6,579   $2,941,708 17
2004/05/28 9 $1,081,968 +11% 197 $5,492   $4,614,912 24
2004/06/04 10 $842,684 -22% 205 $4,111   $6,208,445 31
2004/06/11 13 $820,686 -3% 230 $3,568   $7,533,912 38
2004/06/18 13 $616,670 -25% 230 $2,681   $8,674,990 45
2004/06/25 17 $383,178 -38% 190 $2,017   $9,512,152 52
2004/07/02 21 $215,884 -44% 152 $1,420   $9,987,211 59
2004/07/09 26 $173,242 -20% 132 $1,312   $10,349,135 66
2004/07/16 30 $145,975 -16% 127 $1,149   $10,633,019 73
2004/07/23 38 $118,498 -19% 118 $1,004   $10,861,901 80
2004/07/30 44 $66,210 -44% 90 $736   $11,014,972 87
2004/08/06 52 $47,112 -29% 65 $725   $11,123,908 94
2004/08/13 58 $47,597 +1% 71 $670   $11,199,273 101
2004/08/20 57 $39,253 -18% 39 $1,006   $11,269,350 108
2004/08/27 60 $26,072 -34% 40 $652   $11,327,782 115
2004/09/03 63 $26,644 +2% 31 $859   $11,391,226 122
2004/09/10 61 $33,177 +25% 43 $772   $11,450,330 129
2004/09/17 81 $13,773 -58% 30 $459   $11,487,995 136
2004/09/24 81 $16,204 +18% 20 $810   $11,529,368 143

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/05/17 10 $110,000   113 $973   $1,635,000 11
2004/05/18 10 $117,000 +6% 113 $1,035   $1,752,000 12
2004/05/19 10 $105,000 -10% 113 $929   $1,857,000 13
2004/05/22 9 $500,000   148 $3,378   $2,700,000 16
2004/05/23 10 $304,000 -39% 148 $2,054   $2,941,709 17
2004/05/24 9 $189,000 -38% 148 $1,277   $3,130,000 18
2004/05/25 9 $131,000 -31% 148 $885   $3,261,000 19
2004/05/26 9 $144,000 +10% 148 $973   $3,405,000 20
2004/05/27 9 $131,000 -9% 148 $885   $3,536,000 21
2004/05/28 10 $300,000 +129% 197 $1,523   $3,800,000 22
2004/05/29 9 $397,000 +32% 197 $2,015   $4,238,000 23
2004/05/30 10 $377,000 -5% 197 $1,914   $4,614,912 24
2004/05/31 10 $324,000 -14% 197 $1,645   $4,934,453 25
2004/06/01 9 $154,000 -52% 197 $782   $5,088,000 26
2004/06/02 9 $151,000 -2% 197 $766   $5,239,000 27
2004/06/03 9 $130,000 -14% 197 $660   $5,369,000 28
2004/06/04 10 $250,000 +92% 205 $1,220   $5,600,000 29
2004/06/05 10 $345,000 +38% 205 $1,683   $5,949,000 30
2004/06/06 9 $260,000 -25% 205 $1,268   $6,208,445 31
2004/06/07 9 $114,000 -56% 205 $556   $6,322,000 32
2004/06/08 9 $137,000 +20% 205 $668   $6,459,000 33
2004/06/09 9 $146,000 +7% 205 $712   $6,606,000 34
2004/06/10 9 $145,000 -1% 205 $707   $6,750,000 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/05/07 17 $765,972   41 $18,682   $765,972 7
2004/05/14 12 $1,202,092 +57% 113 $10,638   $1,968,064 14
2004/05/21 10 $1,564,880 +30% 148 $10,574   $3,532,944 21
2004/05/28 9 $1,832,817 +17% 197 $9,304   $5,365,761 28
2004/06/04 11 $1,347,465 -26% 205 $6,573   $6,713,226 35
2004/06/11 12 $1,345,094 n/c 230 $5,848   $8,058,320 42
2004/06/18 13 $1,070,654 -20% 230 $4,655   $9,128,974 49
2004/06/25 19 $642,353 -40% 190 $3,381   $9,771,327 56
2004/07/02 25 $404,566 -37% 152 $2,662   $10,175,893 63
2004/07/09 26 $311,151 -23% 132 $2,357   $10,487,044 70
2004/07/16 31 $256,359 -18% 127 $2,019   $10,743,403 77
2004/07/23 34 $205,359 -20% 118 $1,740   $10,948,762 84
2004/07/30 41 $128,034 -38% 90 $1,423   $11,076,796 91
2004/08/06 52 $74,880 -42% 65 $1,152   $11,151,676 98
2004/08/13 54 $78,421 +5% 71 $1,105   $11,230,097 105
2004/08/20 50 $71,613 -9% 39 $1,836   $11,301,710 112
2004/08/27 56 $62,872 -12% 40 $1,572   $11,364,582 119
2004/09/03 61 $52,571 -16% 31 $1,696   $11,417,153 126
2004/09/10 58 $57,069 +9% 43 $1,327   $11,474,222 133
2004/09/17 69 $38,942 -32% 30 $1,298   $11,513,164 140
2004/09/24 80 $16,204 -58% 20 $810   $11,529,368 147

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