Waitress

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,097,550Details
International Box Office $3,119,633
Worldwide Box Office $22,217,183
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $23,373,629 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $23,373,629
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
74% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,500,000
Domestic Releases: May 2nd, 2007 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: November 27th, 2007 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, language and thematic elements
Keywords: Romance, Posthumous Release, Food, Unexpected Pregnancy, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Cast

Keri Russell    Jenna
Nathan Fillion    Dr. Pomatter
Cheryl Hines    Becky
Adrienne Shelly    Dawn
Jeremy Sisto    Earl
Andy Griffith    Old Joe
Eddie Jemison    Ogie
Lew Temple    Cal

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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DVD Releases for November 27, 2007

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Per Theater Chart Succumbs to Sicko

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Once is Number One on Per Theater Chart

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Shrek Sets Records for Animated Movie

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Shrek Sets His Sights on Spidey

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Brand Rules the Per Theater Chart

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/05/02 - $10,526   4 $2,632   $10,526 1
2007/05/03 - $9,148 -13% 4 $2,287   $19,674 2
2007/05/04 - $25,874 +183% 4 $6,469   $45,548 3
2007/05/05 - $37,596 +45% 4 $9,399   $83,144 4
2007/05/06 - $28,564 -24% 4 $7,141   $111,708 5
2007/05/07 - $9,442 -67% 4 $2,361   $121,150 6
2007/05/08 - $9,794 +4% 4 $2,449   $130,944 7
2007/05/09 - $10,564 +8% 4 $2,641   $141,508 8
2007/05/10 - $10,436 -1% 4 $2,609   $151,944 9
2007/05/11 - $156,285 +1,398% 65 $2,404   $308,229 10
2007/05/12 - $274,699 +76% 65 $4,226   $582,928 11
2007/05/13 - $226,004 -18% 65 $3,477   $808,932 12
2007/05/14 - $51,025 -77% 65 $785   $859,957 13
2007/05/15 - $58,585 +15% 65 $901   $918,542 14
2007/05/16 - $61,637 +5% 65 $948   $980,179 15
2007/05/17 14 $61,400 n/c 65 $945   $1,041,579 16
2007/05/18 12 $286,860 +367% 116 $2,473   $1,328,439 17
2007/05/19 11 $484,817 +69% 116 $4,179   $1,813,256 18
2007/05/20 10 $309,345 -36% 116 $2,667   $2,122,601 19
2007/05/21 11 $98,169 -68% 116 $846   $2,220,770 20
2007/05/22 10 $93,490 -5% 116 $806   $2,314,260 21
2007/05/23 9 $97,810 +5% 116 $843   $2,412,070 22
2007/05/24 9 $105,318 +8% 116 $908   $2,517,388 23
2007/05/25 5 $758,325 +620% 510 $1,487   $3,275,713 24
2007/05/26 4 $1,215,100 +60% 510 $2,383   $4,490,813 25
2007/05/27 4 $1,102,610 -9% 510 $2,162   $5,593,423 26
2007/05/28 4 $928,973 -16% 510 $1,822   $6,522,396 27
2007/05/29 6 $279,387 -70% 510 $548   $6,801,783 28
2007/05/30 5 $307,477 +10% 510 $603   $7,109,260 29
2007/05/31 5 $319,794 +4% 510 $627   $7,429,054 30
2007/06/01 6 $555,738 +74% 605 $919   $7,984,792 31
2007/06/02 6 $870,726 +57% 605 $1,439   $8,855,518 32
2007/06/03 6 $586,393 -33% 605 $969   $9,441,911 33
2007/06/04 6 $222,685 -62% 605 $368   $9,664,596 34
2007/06/05 6 $236,832 +6% 605 $391   $9,901,428 35
2007/06/06 6 $235,546 -1% 605 $389   $10,136,974 36
2007/06/07 6 $229,475 -3% 605 $379   $10,366,449 37
2007/06/08 9 $460,356 +101% 708 $650   $10,826,805 38
2007/06/09 9 $703,333 +53% 708 $993   $11,530,138 39
2007/06/10 9 $436,911 -38% 708 $617   $11,967,049 40
2007/06/11 9 $190,493 -56% 708 $269   $12,157,542 41
2007/06/12 9 $210,365 +10% 708 $297   $12,367,907 42
2007/06/13 9 $225,764 +7% 708 $319   $12,593,671 43
2007/06/14 9 $219,730 -3% 708 $310   $12,813,401 44
2007/06/15 11 $374,889 +71% 615 $610   $13,188,290 45
2007/06/16 11 $542,396 +45% 615 $882   $13,730,686 46
2007/06/17 11 $341,185 -37% 615 $555   $14,071,871 47
2007/06/18 11 $165,068 -52% 615 $268   $14,236,939 48
2007/06/19 11 $190,868 +16% 615 $310   $14,427,807 49
2007/06/20 11 $198,566 +4% 615 $323   $14,626,373 50
2007/06/21 11 $195,517 -2% 615 $318   $14,821,890 51
2007/06/22 - $273,979 +40% 528 $519   $15,095,869 52
2007/06/23 - $399,311 +46% 528 $756   $15,495,180 53
2007/06/24 - $268,609 -33% 528 $509   $15,763,789 54
2007/06/25 - $126,917 -53% 528 $240   $15,890,706 55
2007/06/26 13 $149,860 +18% 528 $284   $16,040,566 56
2007/06/27 14 $125,459 -16% 447 $281   $16,166,025 57
2007/06/28 13 $126,388 +1% 447 $283   $16,292,413 58
2007/06/29 - $137,939 +9% 314 $439   $16,430,352 59
2007/06/30 - $196,592 +43% 314 $626   $16,626,944 60
2007/07/01 - $134,853 -31% 314 $429   $16,761,797 61
2007/07/02 - $61,963 -54% 314 $197   $16,823,760 62
2007/07/03 - $63,463 +2% 221 $287   $16,887,223 63
2007/07/04 - $106,291 +67% 221 $481   $16,993,514 64
2007/07/05 - $67,037 -37% 221 $303   $17,060,551 65
2007/07/06 - $114,570 +71% 227 $505   $17,175,121 66
2007/07/07 - $159,192 +39% 227 $701   $17,334,313 67
2007/07/08 - $113,258 -29% 227 $499   $17,447,571 68
2007/07/09 - $43,900 -61% 227 $193   $17,491,471 69
2007/07/10 - $47,238 +8% 227 $208   $17,538,709 70
2007/07/11 - $44,413 -6% 227 $196   $17,583,122 71
2007/07/12 - $42,372 -5% 227 $187   $17,625,494 72
2007/07/13 - $76,302 +80% 190 $402   $17,701,796 73
2007/07/14 - $118,146 +55% 190 $622   $17,819,942 74
2007/07/15 - $76,788 -35% 190 $404   $17,896,730 75
2007/07/16 - $34,643 -55% 190 $182   $17,931,373 76
2007/07/17 - $40,742 +18% 190 $214   $17,972,115 77
2007/07/18 - $41,821 +3% 190 $220   $18,013,936 78
2007/07/19 - $41,733 n/c 190 $220   $18,055,669 79
2007/07/20 - $51,968 +25% 165 $315   $18,107,637 80
2007/07/21 - $69,874 +34% 165 $423   $18,177,511 81
2007/07/22 - $46,081 -34% 165 $279   $18,223,592 82
2007/07/23 - $22,881 -50% 165 $139   $18,246,473 83
2007/07/24 - $25,799 +13% 165 $156   $18,272,272 84
2007/07/25 - $27,350 +6% 165 $166   $18,299,622 85
2007/07/26 - $28,801 +5% 165 $175   $18,328,423 86
2007/07/27 - $34,243 +19% 125 $274   $18,362,666 87
2007/07/28 - $51,679 +51% 125 $413   $18,414,345 88
2007/07/29 - $32,340 -37% 125 $259   $18,446,685 89
2007/07/30 - $17,183 -47% 125 $137   $18,463,868 90
2007/07/31 - $18,992 +11% 125 $152   $18,482,860 91
2007/08/01 - $17,191 -9% 125 $138   $18,500,051 92
2007/08/02 - $19,496 +13% 125 $156   $18,519,547 93
2007/08/03 - $20,478 +5% 80 $256   $18,540,025 94
2007/08/04 - $32,222 +57% 80 $403   $18,572,247 95
2007/08/05 - $20,097 -38% 80 $251   $18,592,344 96
2007/08/06 - $9,525 -53% 80 $119   $18,601,869 97
2007/08/07 - $11,619 +22% 80 $145   $18,613,488 98
2007/08/08 - $14,042 +21% 80 $176   $18,627,530 99
2007/08/09 - $12,467 -11% 80 $156   $18,639,997 100
2007/08/10 - $18,357 +47% 65 $282   $18,658,354 101
2007/08/11 - $25,279 +38% 65 $389   $18,683,633 102
2007/08/12 - $16,142 -36% 65 $248   $18,699,775 103
2007/08/13 - $7,753 -52% 65 $119   $18,707,528 104
2007/08/14 - $9,530 +23% 65 $147   $18,717,058 105
2007/08/15 - $10,492 +10% 65 $161   $18,727,550 106
2007/08/16 - $10,667 +2% 65 $164   $18,738,217 107
2007/08/17 - $12,469 +17% 52 $240   $18,750,686 108
2007/08/18 - $20,888 +68% 52 $402   $18,771,574 109
2007/08/19 - $14,061 -33% 52 $270   $18,785,635 110
2007/08/20 - $6,421 -54% 52 $123   $18,792,056 111
2007/08/21 - $6,935 +8% 52 $133   $18,798,991 112
2007/08/22 - $7,303 +5% 52 $140   $18,806,294 113
2007/08/23 - $6,106 -16% 52 $117   $18,812,400 114
2007/08/24 - $6,451 +6% 29 $222   $18,818,851 115
2007/08/25 - $9,992 +55% 29 $345   $18,828,843 116
2007/08/26 - $5,613 -44% 29 $194   $18,834,456 117
2007/08/27 - $3,718 -34% 29 $128   $18,838,174 118
2007/08/28 - $3,524 -5% 29 $122   $18,841,698 119
2007/08/29 - $3,403 -3% 29 $117   $18,845,101 120
2007/08/30 - $3,649 +7% 29 $126   $18,848,750 121
2007/08/31 - $4,849 +33% 27 $180   $18,853,599 122
2007/09/01 - $7,037 +45% 27 $261   $18,860,636 123
2007/09/02 - $6,352 -10% 27 $235   $18,866,988 124
2007/09/03 60 $5,263 -17% 27 $195   $18,872,251 125
2007/09/04 - $1,871 -64% 27 $69   $18,874,122 126
2007/09/05 - $2,588 +38% 27 $96   $18,876,710 127
2007/09/06 - $2,478 -4% 27 $92   $18,879,188 128
2007/09/07 - $8,107 +227% 50 $162   $18,887,295 129
2007/09/08 - $11,650 +44% 50 $233   $18,898,945 130
2007/09/09 - $6,919 -41% 50 $138   $18,905,864 131
2007/09/10 - $4,585 -34% 50 $92   $18,910,449 132
2007/09/11 - $4,658 +2% 50 $93   $18,915,107 133
2007/09/12 - $4,233 -9% 50 $85   $18,919,340 134
2007/09/13 - $4,152 -2% 50 $83   $18,923,492 135
2007/09/14 - $10,396 +150% 47 $221   $18,933,888 136
2007/09/15 - $14,819 +43% 47 $315   $18,948,707 137
2007/09/16 - $7,459 -50% 47 $159   $18,956,166 138
2007/09/17 - $4,748 -36% 47 $101   $18,960,914 139
2007/09/18 19 $4,865 +2% 47 $104   $18,965,779 140
2007/09/19 - $6,636 +36% 47 $141   $18,972,415 141
2007/09/20 - $5,228 -21% 47 $111   $18,977,643 142
2007/09/21 - $6,714 +28% 41 $164   $18,984,357 143
2007/09/22 - $15,960 +138% 41 $389   $19,000,317 144
2007/09/23 - $5,912 -63% 41 $144   $19,006,229 145
2007/09/24 - $2,706 -54% 41 $66   $19,008,935 146
2007/09/25 - $2,745 +1% 41 $67   $19,011,680 147
2007/09/26 - $4,353 +59% 41 $106   $19,016,033 148
2007/09/27 - $4,134 -5% 41 $101   $19,020,167 149
2007/09/28 - $4,747 +15% 25 $190   $19,024,914 150
2007/09/29 - $5,161 +9% 25 $206   $19,030,075 151
2007/09/30 - $2,660 -48% 25 $106   $19,032,735 152
2007/10/01 - $1,984 -25% 25 $79   $19,034,719 153
2007/10/02 - $2,089 +5% 25 $84   $19,036,808 154
2007/10/03 - $3,610 +73% 25 $144   $19,040,418 155
2007/10/04 - $1,954 -46% 25 $78   $19,042,372 156

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/05/04 35 $92,034   4 $23,009   $111,708 5
2007/05/11 17 $656,988 +614% 65 $10,108   $808,932 12
2007/05/18 12 $1,081,022 +65% 116 $9,319   $2,122,601 19
2007/05/25 5 $3,076,035 +185% 510 $6,031   $5,593,423 26
2007/06/01 6 $2,012,857 -35% 605 $3,327   $9,441,911 33
2007/06/08 9 $1,600,600 -20% 707 $2,264   $11,967,049 40
2007/06/15 11 $1,258,470 -21% 615 $2,046   $14,071,871 47
2007/06/22 13 $941,899 -25% 528 $1,784   $15,763,789 54
2007/06/29 17 $469,384 -50% 314 $1,495   $16,761,797 61
2007/07/06 19 $387,020 -18% 227 $1,705   $17,447,571 68
2007/07/13 24 $271,236 -30% 190 $1,428   $17,896,730 75
2007/07/20 30 $167,923 -38% 165 $1,018   $18,223,592 82
2007/07/27 32 $118,262 -30% 125 $946   $18,446,685 89
2007/08/03 40 $72,797 -38% 80 $910   $18,592,344 96
2007/08/10 45 $59,778 -18% 65 $920   $18,699,775 103
2007/08/17 52 $47,418 -21% 52 $912   $18,785,635 110
2007/08/24 64 $22,056 -53% 29 $761   $18,834,456 117
2007/08/31 61 $18,238 -17% 27 $675   $18,866,988 124
2007/09/07 64 $26,676 +46% 50 $534   $18,905,864 131
2007/09/14 60 $32,674 +22% 47 $695   $18,956,166 138
2007/09/21 61 $28,586 -13% 41 $697   $19,006,229 145
2007/09/28 68 $12,568 -56% 25 $503   $19,032,735 152
2007/10/05 79 $7,897 -37% 14 $564   $19,050,269 159
2007/10/12 94 $2,842 -64% 9 $316   $19,059,501 166
2007/10/19 96 $4,621 +63% 6 $770   $19,067,631 173

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/2/20079282,025 282,025$5,637,680$5,637,6801
12/9/200725132,342-53% 414,367$2,645,517$8,283,1962
12/16/200729204,967+55% 619,334$4,097,290$12,380,4873

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