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Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,083,538Details
International Box Office $1,300,000
Worldwide Box Office $4,383,538
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
69% - Fresh
Audience
71% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 24th, 2008 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: March 10th, 2009 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content/nudity
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 896 $2,048 Mar 20, 2009 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 958 $3,182 Mar 13, 2009 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 993 $5,170 Mar 6, 2009 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,021 $9,944 Feb 27, 2009 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,259 $8,178 Feb 20, 2009 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,504 $8,152 Feb 13, 2009 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,354 $26,765 Feb 6, 2009 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,565 $25,989 Jan 30, 2009 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,549 $47,581 Jan 23, 2009 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,859 $39,737 Jan 16, 2009 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,013 $48,362 Jan 9, 2009 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,355 $44,825 Jan 2, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,854 $36,796 Dec 26, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,923 $53,622 Dec 19, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,690 $104,777 Dec 12, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,722 $163,627 Dec 5, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,766 $285,822 Nov 28, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,299 $319,110 Nov 21, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,912 $331,778 Nov 14, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,524 $293,646 Nov 7, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,707 $99,363 Oct 31, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,610 $172,194 Oct 24, 2008 3

Cast

   Caden Cotard
Samantha Morton    Hazel
Michelle Williams    Claire Keen
Catherine Keener    Adele Lack
Emily Watson    Tammy
Dianne Wiest    Ellen Bascomb/Millicent Weems
Jennifer Jason Leigh    Maria
Hope Davis    Madeleine Gravis
Tom Noonan    Sammy Barnathan
Sadie Goldstein    Olive (Age 4)
Robin Weigert    Olive (Adult)
Tilda Swinton   

Production and Technical Credits

Music Supervisor    Bonnie Greenberg

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/24 31 $172,194   9 $19,133   $172,194 3
2008/10/31 39 $99,363 -42% 9 $11,040   $337,850 10
2008/11/07 27 $293,646 +196% 35 $8,390   $675,537 17
2008/11/14 26 $331,778 +13% 80 $4,147   $1,123,224 24
2008/11/21 21 $319,110 -4% 111 $2,875   $1,554,060 31
2008/11/28 22 $285,822 -10% 119 $2,402   $2,017,861 38
2008/12/05 24 $163,627 -43% 115 $1,423   $2,244,636 45
2008/12/12 29 $104,777 -36% 97 $1,080   $2,430,402 52
2008/12/19 36 $53,622 -49% 56 $958   $2,547,673 59
2008/12/26 50 $36,796 -31% 38 $968   $2,618,500 66
2009/01/02 50 $44,825 +22% 39 $1,149   $2,705,849 73
2009/01/09 43 $48,362 +8% 41 $1,180   $2,780,920 80
2009/01/16 46 $39,737 -18% 33 $1,204   $2,853,303 87
2009/01/23 45 $47,581 +20% 28 $1,699   $2,921,090 94
2009/01/30 48 $25,989 -45% 23 $1,130   $2,971,177 101
2009/02/06 55 $26,765 +3% 25 $1,071   $3,010,278 108
2009/02/13 68 $8,152 -70% 11 $741   $3,032,021 115
2009/02/20 67 $8,178 n/c 17 $481   $3,047,390 122
2009/02/27 72 $9,944 +22% 24 $414   $3,061,835 129
2009/03/06 86 $5,170 -48% 9 $574   $3,072,434 136
2009/03/13 92 $3,182 -38% 4 $796   $3,078,285 143
2009/03/20 95 $2,048 -36% 4 $512   $3,081,925 150

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/19 49 $5,807   33 $176   $2,859,110 88
2009/02/16 59 $1,820   11 $165   $3,033,841 116

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/24 31 $238,487   9 $26,499   $238,487 7
2008/10/31 39 $143,404 -40% 9 $15,934   $381,891 14
2008/11/07 27 $409,555 +186% 35 $11,702   $791,446 21
2008/11/14 26 $443,504 +8% 80 $5,544   $1,234,950 28
2008/11/21 22 $497,089 +12% 111 $4,478   $1,732,039 35
2008/11/28 22 $348,970 -30% 119 $2,933   $2,081,009 42
2008/12/05 23 $244,616 -30% 115 $2,127   $2,325,625 49
2008/12/12 29 $168,426 -31% 97 $1,736   $2,494,051 56
2008/12/19 44 $87,653 -48% 56 $1,565   $2,581,704 63
2008/12/26 50 $79,320 -10% 38 $2,087   $2,661,024 70
2009/01/02 49 $71,534 -10% 39 $1,834   $2,732,558 77
2009/01/09 41 $81,008 +13% 41 $1,976   $2,813,566 84
2009/01/16 49 $59,943 -26% 33 $1,816   $2,873,509 91
2009/01/23 44 $71,679 +20% 28 $2,560   $2,945,188 98
2009/01/30 49 $38,325 -47% 23 $1,666   $2,983,513 105
2009/02/06 55 $40,356 +5% 25 $1,614   $3,023,869 112
2009/02/13 66 $15,343 -62% 11 $1,395   $3,039,212 119
2009/02/20 67 $12,679 -17% 17 $746   $3,051,891 126
2009/02/27 70 $15,373 +21% 24 $641   $3,067,264 133
2009/03/06 85 $7,839 -49% 9 $871   $3,075,103 140
2009/03/13 93 $4,774 -39% 4 $1,194   $3,079,877 147
2009/03/20 96 $3,661 -23% 4 $915   $3,083,538 154

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