Take Me Home Tonight

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,928,068Details
International Box Office $648,536
Worldwide Box Office $7,576,604
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,283,417 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,401,847 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,685,264
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Synopsis

As the summer of 1988 winds down, three friends on the verge of adulthood attend an out-of-control party in celebration of their last night of unbridled youth. Starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer, Take Me Home Tonight is a raunchy, romantic and ultimately touching blast from the past set to an awesome soundtrack of timeless rock and hip-hop hits. Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin should be working for a Fortune 500 company and starting his upward climb to full-fledged yuppie-hood. Instead, the directionless 23-year-old confounds family and friends by taking a part-time job behind the counter of a video store at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. But Matt's silent protest against maturity comes to a screeching halt once his unrequited high school crush, Tori Frederking, walks into the store. When she invites him to an epic, end-of-summer party, Matt thinks he finally might have a chance with the girl of his dreams. With his cynical twin sister Wendy and best friend Barry, Matt embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime evening. From stealing a car to a marriage proposal to an indescribable, no-holds-barred dance-off, these friends share experiences that will change the course of their lives on one unforgettable night in the Go-Go '80s.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
28% - Rotten
Audience
42% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$19,000,000
Theatrical Release: March 4th, 2011 (Wide) by Relativity
Video Release: July 19th, 2011 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and drug use
Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Dysfunctional Family, One Night, Narcotics, Twins, Delayed Adulthood, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Rogue Pictures, Imagine Entertainment

DVD Sales: Rango's Appeal Remains Limitless

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Blu-ray Sales: Rango Remains on Top

Rango remained the best selling Blu-ray this week with 317,000 units / $6.34 million for the week and 670,000 units / $13.39 million after two. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 19th, 2011

Looking at the overall strength of the home market releases this week and there's not a lot to look forward to. If you don't count Rango, which came out on Blu-ray / DVD on Friday, then the biggest hit of the week is Limitless. That film is worth picking up on Blu-ray, but it's not exactly Pick of the Week material. In fact, the best release on this week's list is Once Upon a Time in America, which made its Blu-ray debut at the end of May, but the screener arrived very late. Despite this, I'm awarding it the Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Take Me Home Tonight

Take Me Home Tonight was made in 2007 and took several years to finally get a theatrical release. Many reasons have been given to explain why this happened, including the drug use shown in the movie that would result in an R-rating, 1980s nostalgia that might be a tough sell to today's audiences, and poor test screenings. Regardless why it was delayed, that seemed like a wise choice given its performance at the box office. But is the film really as bad as its poor ticket sales would imply? More...

Winning the Battle but Losing the War

While Battle: Los Angeles easily won the race at the box office this weekend, that was practically the only bit of good news, as it was the only film in the top five to top expectations. Overall the box office pulled in $129 million, which was 3% lower than last weekend and 12% lower than the same weekend last year. On the other hand, this is actually better than average for the year so far. Year-to-date, 2011 is just over 20% behind last year's pace at $1.85 billion to $2.33 billion. More...

Rango Leads 2011 but Can't End the Box Office Woes

There's very little good news at the box office this weekend, but we will start with some happy thoughts. Rango had the best opening weekend of the year, which helped the box office climb 23% from last weekend to $134 million. On the other hand, this time last year Alice in Wonderland opened with $116 million by itself, which means 2011 lost the year-over-year comparison by 32%. Year-to-date, 2011 now has $1.69 billion compared to last year's pace of $2.13 billion and it's not like it's going to get better over the coming weeks. More...

Depp vs. Depp

So far 2011 has been a bit of a bust with only one weekend winning the year-over-year comparison and not a single film opening with more that $40 million. Hopefully one of those records will change this weekend, as Rango looks to become the biggest hit of the year so far. Unfortunately, this time last year saw the release of Alice in Wonderland, the biggest March opening of all time. I can't imagine a scenario where 2011 doesn't lose even more ground on 2010. More...

2011 Preview: March

This is going to suck. February wasn't exactly a banner month at the box office and 2011 is already roughly $400 million behind 2010's pace. To make matters worse, last March broke records starting with the release of Alice in Wonderland. There is no movie coming out this month that will come close to Alice in Wonderland's performance; in fact, the number one film this March will likely not do as well as the second best film from last March. The best case scenario has the month producing three $100 million movies, plus a number of midlevel hits, while still failing to match last year's pace by about $100 million. The worst case scenario has two of the three potential $100 million hits missing that mark, plus the midlevel hits also struggling. In that case, we could end March about $300 million further behind 2010's pace. (Hopefully things will start to turn around in April.) More...

Cast

Topher Grace    Matt Franklin
Anna Faris    Wendy Franklin
Dan Fogler    Barry Nathan
Teresa Palmer    Tori Frederking
Chris Pratt    Kyle Masterson
Michael Biehn    Bill Franklin
Jeanie Hackett    Libby Franklin
Lucy Punch    Shelly
Michelle Trachtenberg    Ashley
Demetri Martin    Carlos
Michael Ian Black    Pete Bering
Bob Odenkirk    Mike
Angie Everhart    Trish Anderson
Jay Jablonski    Benji
Edwin Hodge    Bryce
Candace Kroslak    Ally
Nathalie Kelley    Beth
Wade Allain-Marcus    Broder
Robert Hoffman    Tyler "Dance Machine" Jones
Ryan Bittle    Rick Herrington
Bruce Nelson    Office Frank Johnson
Seth Gabel    Brent
James Sharpe    Steven
Erin Eisenhower    Tyler's Girlfriend
Kimberly Dearing    Betsy
Clement Von Franckenstein    Frances Triebverbrecher
Jennifer Sommerfield    Martha
Kyle Gonnell    D.J. Rubik's Cube
Dustin James    That Loser Who Always Shows Up At The Party With A Guitar
Joe Jones    Jake
Richard Meek    Arnold
Megan Mieduch    Betsy's Friend
Meghan Stansfield    Claire
Diana Newton    Popular Girl
Ginnifer Goodwin    Banky
Alicia De La Vega    D.I.N.K.
Michael Rolland    Party Guy
Josh Smith    Rocker Dude
David Vincent Merenda    Drunk Guy
Annie Boon    Crying Girl
Danny Wolf    Guest at Banker Party
Wil Daly    Guest at Banker Party
Roxanne Lauren Knouse    Guest at Banker Party
Richie Keen    Guest at Banker Party
Darla Haun    Record Store Manager
Chien Yang    Korean Mom

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Michael Dowse
Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Producer    Jim Whitaker
Producer    Sarah Bowen
Executive Producer    Danny Wolf
Executive Producer    Gordon Kaywin
Executive Producer    Topher Grace
Executive Producer    Tucker Tooley
Screenwriter    Michael Dowse
Screenwriter    Jackie Filgo
Screenwriter    Jeff Filgo
Story Creator    Topher Grace
Story Creator    Gordon Kaywin
Cinematographer    Terry Stacey
Editor    Lee Haxall
Production Designer    William Arnold
Composer    Trevor Horn

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/04 10 $1,250,836   2,003 $624   $1,250,836 1
2011/03/05 12 $1,328,923 +6% 2,003 $663   $2,579,759 2
2011/03/06 11 $884,920 -33% 2,003 $442   $3,464,679 3
2011/03/07 10 $318,529 -64% 2,003 $159   $3,783,208 4
2011/03/08 10 $306,869 -4% 2,003 $153   $4,090,077 5
2011/03/09 10 $270,461 -12% 2,003 $135   $4,360,538 6
2011/03/10 10 $258,315 -4% 2,003 $129   $4,618,853 7
2011/03/11 13 $407,898 +58% 2,003 $204   $5,026,751 8
2011/03/12 15 $513,530 +26% 2,003 $256   $5,540,281 9
2011/03/13 14 $350,811 -32% 2,003 $175   $5,891,092 10
2011/03/14 14 $178,074 -49% 2,003 $89   $6,069,166 11
2011/03/15 14 $187,985 +6% 2,003 $94   $6,257,151 12
2011/03/16 14 $169,398 -10% 2,003 $85   $6,426,549 13
2011/03/17 14 $140,352 -17% 2,003 $70   $6,566,901 14
2011/03/18 - $46,353 -67% 281 $165   $6,613,254 15
2011/03/19 - $54,603 +18% 281 $194   $6,667,857 16
2011/03/20 - $36,993 -32% 281 $132   $6,704,850 17
2011/03/21 - $17,640 -52% 281 $63   $6,722,490 18
2011/03/22 - $16,603 -6% 281 $59   $6,739,093 19
2011/03/23 - $17,784 +7% 281 $63   $6,756,877 20
2011/03/24 - $16,552 -7% 281 $59   $6,773,429 21
2011/03/25 - $13,968 -16% 89 $157   $6,787,397 22
2011/03/26 - $17,477 +25% 89 $196   $6,804,874 23
2011/03/27 - $12,207 -30% 89 $137   $6,817,081 24
2011/03/28 - $4,828 -60% 89 $54   $6,821,909 25
2011/03/29 - $5,364 +11% 89 $60   $6,827,273 26
2011/03/30 - $4,976 -7% 89 $56   $6,832,249 27
2011/03/31 - $5,549 +12% 89 $62   $6,837,798 28
2011/04/01 - $4,241 -24% 52 $82   $6,842,039 29
2011/04/02 - $5,670 +34% 52 $109   $6,847,709 30
2011/04/03 - $4,228 -25% 52 $81   $6,851,937 31
2011/04/04 - $2,091 -51% 52 $40   $6,854,028 32
2011/04/05 - $2,393 +14% 52 $46   $6,856,421 33
2011/04/06 - $2,166 -9% 52 $42   $6,858,587 34
2011/04/07 - $2,575 +19% 52 $50   $6,861,162 35
2011/04/08 - $11,344 +341% 102 $111   $6,872,506 36
2011/04/09 - $14,963 +32% 102 $147   $6,887,469 37
2011/04/10 - $11,014 -26% 102 $108   $6,898,483 38
2011/04/11 - $4,792 -56% 102 $47   $6,903,275 39
2011/04/12 - $5,167 +8% 102 $51   $6,908,442 40
2011/04/13 - $4,382 -15% 102 $43   $6,912,824 41
2011/04/14 - $4,874 +11% 102 $48   $6,917,698 42
2011/04/15 - $1,870 -62% 42 $45   $6,919,568 43
2011/04/16 - $2,538 +36% 42 $60   $6,922,106 44
2011/04/17 - $1,785 -30% 42 $43   $6,923,891 45
2011/04/18 - $905 -49% 42 $22   $6,924,796 46
2011/04/19 - $975 +8% 42 $23   $6,925,771 47
2011/04/20 - $927 -5% 42 $22   $6,926,698 48
2011/04/21 - $1,370 +48% 42 $33   $6,928,068 49

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/03/04 11 $3,464,679   2,003 $1,730   $3,464,679 3
2011/03/11 15 $1,272,239 -63% 2,003 $635   $5,891,092 10
2011/03/18 32 $137,949 -89% 281 $491   $6,704,850 17
2011/03/25 52 $43,652 -68% 89 $490   $6,817,081 24
2011/04/01 73 $14,139 -68% 52 $272   $6,851,937 31
2011/04/08 51 $37,321 +164% 102 $366   $6,898,483 38
2011/04/15 74 $6,193 -83% 42 $147   $6,923,891 45

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/24/2011855,983 55,983$970,185$970,1851
7/31/20111237,733-33% 93,716$603,351$1,573,5362
8/7/20112217,347-54% 111,063$307,042$1,880,5783

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/24/2011627,970 27,970$650,312$650,3121

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