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The Wackness (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,077,046Details
International Box Office $1,252,966
Worldwide Box Office $3,330,012
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
69% - Fresh
Audience
72% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$6,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 3rd, 2008 (Exclusive) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: January 6th, 2009 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Wackness, The
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive drug use, language and some sexuality
Comparisons: vs. Everybody Wants Some
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Keywords: Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,505 $770 Oct 17, 2008 109
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,842 $650 Oct 10, 2008 102
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,463 $5,384 Oct 3, 2008 95
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,335 $15,291 Sep 26, 2008 88
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,137 $39,893 Sep 19, 2008 81
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,965 $16,981 Sep 12, 2008 74
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,021 $28,232 Sep 5, 2008 67
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,043 $46,940 Aug 29, 2008 60
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,668 $36,325 Aug 22, 2008 53
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,034 $41,032 Aug 15, 2008 46
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,907 $84,666 Aug 8, 2008 39
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,653 $213,194 Aug 1, 2008 32
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,204 $232,940 Jul 25, 2008 25
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,003 $150,676 Jul 18, 2008 18
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,077 $217,105 Jul 11, 2008 11
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,788 $138,401 Jul 4, 2008 4

Cast

Ben Kingsley    Dr. Squires
Famke Janssen    Kristin Squires
Josh Peck    Luke Shapiro
Olivia Thirlby    Stephanie
Mary-Kate Olsen    Union
Method Man   
Aaron Yoo    Justin

DVD Rentals - New Releases Dominate First Full Week of New Year

January 19th, 2009

New releases took the top four spots on the rental chart this week, just as they did on the sales chart, and they did it mostly in the same order. Pineapple Express led the way with about 16% more rentals than second place Righteous Kill. More...

DVD Releases for January 6, 2009

January 6th, 2009

The new year starts off like most on the home market, rather weak. There are few first run releases coming out this week, most of which are terrible. We do have one top-notch release though, Duckman - Season Three and Four, which is clearly the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Contest - New Year, Old Movie

December 26th, 2008

It's the beginning of the year, and as is costumary on the first weekend of each year, there are no new releases, which makes the process of choosing a target film a little more difficult. Also, we don't have box office information for Christmas day, so we are not exactly sure which film will top the charts this weekend, and therefore will likely top the charts next weekend. It should come down to either Bedtime Stories or Marley & Me. And our target film is ... (flips a coin) Marley & Me. In order to win, one must simply predict the upcoming weekend box office of Marley & Me. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's upcoming 3-day weekend box office (Friday, January 2nd to Sunday, January 4th), without going over, will win The Wackness on DVD and in paperback. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's upcoming 3-day weekend box office (Friday, January 2nd to Sunday, January 4th), without going under, will win Eagle Eye Special Edition DVD and Conspiracy on DVD Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Awards Season - Ballast, River, and Rachel Getting Nominations

December 2nd, 2008

It's the official start of award season as the Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced today. At first glance, no one film jumps out as the big player, but Frozen River did manage to pull in seven nods, while Rachel Getting Married and Ballast earned six each. More...

Has Awards Season Started?

September 23rd, 2008

The Duchess was a fashionable choice for moviegoers over the weekend, as it made just under $200,000 in just 7 theaters for an average of $27,204, which was the clear winner. The reviews were not great, but the film still has a shot at being nominated for several technical Oscars. Appaloosa was the biggest limited release of the week, pulling in just shy of $250,000 in 14 theaters to give it an impressive average of $17,775. Next up was August Evening with $11,033, while the final film to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was Walking on Dead Fish with $10,524 in one theater. More...

Wire Towers Higher than Bat

July 29th, 2008

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...

Per Theater Chart goes a Little Wacky

July 8th, 2008

The Wackness opened in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $23,067. But I'm going to wait to see how well it expands before judging its chances of becoming this year's sleeper hit. After all, so many limited releases have failed to make it there this year. Second place went to fellow limited release, Tell No One, which opened with an estimated average of $21,250 in 8 theaters. The overall box office leader, Hancock, was the only other new release to top $10,000 on the per theater chart -- it earned an average of $15,789. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of July 4, 2008

July 6th, 2008

There were a couple of sites that were in contention for the Weekly Website Award, including one of the limited releases. It is not that common for a limited release to have a top notch site, because the advertising budget tends to be as limited as its screen count. However, while The Wackness' Official Site stood out from the crowd, Hancock's Official Site was deemed the best of the week. More...

Limited Releases go Kabluey

July 4th, 2008

The long weekend didn't result in a long list of limited releases. That said, there are a few releases that have a shot at succeeding in limited release, even if I wouldn't be willing to wager any of them will escape to the multiplexes. More...

Contest - O Canada

June 26th, 2008

It's Canada Day on Tuesday so we are having a Canadian themed Weekly Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Hancock, which opens on the Wednesday, but we are only interested in the Friday to Sunday number. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Canada Day prize pack consisting of 2112 by Rush, which coincidentally is how much I weight. (It's actually 211.2 pounds. Although if I can keep up with my diet, I might be able to get down to Moving Pictures by my birthday, perhaps even A Farewell to Kings.) In addition to those three CDs, they will win the greatest Canadian movie of all time, Strange Brew on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of 2112, Moving Pictures, and A Farewell to Kings by Rush, as well as Strange Brew on DVD. Finally, whoever comes closest regardless if they went over or under will win a The Wackness prize pack consisting of a T-shirt, CD Soundtrack and signed poster. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Cast Updates - April 4, 2008

April 4th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for The Informant, The Surrogates, War, Inc., and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - April 1, 2008

April 1st, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - March 30, 2008

March 30th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for A Plumm Summer, August, Baghead and more! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/07/04 24 $138,401   6 $23,067   $172,179 4
2008/07/11 22 $217,105 +57% 31 $7,003   $471,354 11
2008/07/18 26 $150,676 -31% 34 $4,432   $742,785 18
2008/07/25 23 $232,940 +55% 120 $1,941   $1,063,920 25
2008/08/01 25 $213,194 -8% 142 $1,501   $1,435,393 32
2008/08/08 38 $84,666 -60% 97 $873   $1,639,697 39
2008/08/15 50 $41,032 -52% 114 $360   $1,739,074 46
2008/08/22 52 $36,325 -11% 51 $712   $1,814,058 53
2008/08/29 50 $46,940 +29% 51 $920   $1,887,470 60
2008/09/05 57 $28,232 -40% 41 $689   $1,943,535 67
2008/09/12 69 $16,981 -40% 21 $809   $1,974,831 74
2008/09/19 50 $39,893 +135% 42 $950   $2,022,846 81
2008/09/26 68 $15,291 -62% 20 $765   $2,057,969 88
2008/10/03 85 $5,384 -65% 13 $414   $2,071,745 95
2008/10/10 121 $650 -88% 3 $217   $2,074,502 102
2008/10/17 119 $770 +18% 3 $257   $2,077,046 109

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/01 59 $5,347   51 $105   $1,892,817 61

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/07/04 26 $220,471   6 $36,745   $254,249 8
2008/07/11 23 $337,860 +53% 31 $10,899   $592,109 15
2008/07/18 27 $238,871 -29% 34 $7,026   $830,980 22
2008/07/25 24 $391,219 +64% 120 $3,260   $1,222,199 29
2008/08/01 29 $332,832 -15% 142 $2,344   $1,555,031 36
2008/08/08 42 $143,011 -57% 97 $1,474   $1,698,042 43
2008/08/15 52 $79,691 -44% 114 $699   $1,777,733 50
2008/08/22 53 $62,797 -21% 51 $1,231   $1,840,530 57
2008/08/29 50 $74,773 +19% 51 $1,466   $1,915,303 64
2008/09/05 55 $42,547 -43% 41 $1,038   $1,957,850 71
2008/09/12 66 $25,103 -41% 21 $1,195   $1,982,953 78
2008/09/19 48 $59,725 +138% 42 $1,422   $2,042,678 85
2008/09/26 68 $23,375 -61% 20 $1,169   $2,066,053 92
2008/10/03 86 $7,491 -68% 13 $576   $2,073,852 99
2008/10/10 113 $2,424 -68% 3 $808   $2,076,276 106
2008/10/17 118 $770 -68% 3 $257   $2,077,046 113

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