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Wanderlust (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,288,155Details
International Box Office $6,871,779Details
Worldwide Box Office $24,159,934
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,834,132 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $871,786 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,705,918
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

George and Linda are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George's awful brother in Atlanta. On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community populated by colorful characters who embrace a different way of looking at things. Money? It can't buy happiness. Careers? Who needs them? Clothes? Only if you want them Is Elysium the fresh start George and Linda need? Or will the change of perspective cause more problems than it solves?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
60% - Fresh
Audience
39% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$32,500,000
Domestic Releases: February 24th, 2012 (Wide) by Universal
International Releases: April 12th, 2012 (Wide) (Ukraine)
April 13th, 2012 (Wide) (Mexico)
May 10th, 2012 (Wide) (Croatia)
May 30th, 2012 (Wide) (France)
June 15th, 2012 (Wide) (Spain)
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Video Release: June 19th, 2012 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use
(Rating bulletin 2178, 6/29/2011)
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Fired, Mid-Life Crisis, Romance, Counterculture, Ensemble, New Age, Outtakes During Credits, Infidelity, Narcotics, Political, Improvised, Country Mouse, City Mouse
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,012 $74,225 Mar 30, 2012 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,018 $141,030 Mar 23, 2012 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,525 $520,025 Mar 16, 2012 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,091 $1,653,645 Mar 9, 2012 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,601 $3,843,840 Mar 2, 2012 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,476 $6,526,650 Feb 24, 2012 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,255 2,002 Feb 24, 2012 3

Cast

   George
   Linda
Justin Theroux    Seth
Alan Alda    Carvin
Malin Akerman    Eva
Ken Marino    Rick
Joe Lo Truglio    Wayne
Kathryn Hahn    Karen
Lauren Ambrose    Almond
Michaela Watkins    Marisa
Jordan Peele    Rodney
Linda Lavin    Shari
Jessica St. Clair    Deena Schuster
Todd Barry    Sherm
Martin Thompson    Dale
Ian Patrick    Grisham
John D'Leo    Tanner
David Wain    Himself
Michael Showalter    Himself
Michael Ian Black    Himself
Zandy Hartig    Marcy
Keegan-Michael Key    Marcy's Flunkie
Mather Zickel    Jim Stansel
Juan Piedrahita    Paco
Peter Salett    Manfreddie
Patricia French    Beverly
Nina Hellman    Protester
Richard Jones    Jerry Beaver
Juana Samayoa    Stephanie Davis
David Cardenas    Ronny Shames
Sharon Lubin    Danielle Meltser
Vester Grayson    Janie Brody
Ronald McFarlin    Billy Marcus
Roger Pharham-Brown    Glen Stover
Jim Moffatt    Tony Piloski
Sung-Suk Garber    Janice Woo

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Ken Marino
Screenwriter    David Wain
Producer    Judd Apatow
Producer    Ken Marino
Producer    Paul Rudd
Producer    David Wain
Executive Producer    Richard Vane
Director of Photography    Michael Bonvillain
Production Designer    Aaron Osborne
Editor    David Moritz
Editor    Robert Massau
Composer    Craig Wedren
Music Supervisor    Jonathan Karp
Costume Designer    Debra McGuire
Casting Director    Susie Farris
Unit Production Manager    Marcei A. Brown
First Assistant Director    Mark Cotone
Second Assistant Director    Yumiko Takeya

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases Lose to the Game

July 4th, 2012

There were four new releases to reach the top ten on the Blu-ray sales chart this week, but none of them were able to unseat Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. That film remained in first place with 444,000 units / $11.08 million for the week lifting its totals to 1.90 million units / $44.59 million after two. More...

DVD Sales: Shadows Linger On Top

July 4th, 2012

None of the new releases were able to overtake Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows for top spot on the DVD sales chart. It repeated in first place with 497,000 units / $7.44 million for the week giving it totals of 1.75 million units / $26.14 million after two. It is already the fifth best selling DVD released in 2012. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 19th, 2012

June 18th, 2012

There are a trio of wide releases coming out on the home market this weekend; however, two of them were box office bombs, while the only one that did reasonably well at the box office was absolutely eviscerated by critics. Project X will likely be the best selling new release of the week, but that's not a good sign, as it made just over $50 million in theaters. Additionally, according to Amazon.com, the top ten best selling new releases include a trio of catalogue titles making their Blu-ray debut. We are not talking about classics that are finally making the leap to high definition. We are talking about films like Newsies, which earned less than $3 million during its original theatrical run. As for potential Pick of the Week winners, there were a few contenders. Jeff, Who Lives At Home is an excellent film, but the DVD and the Blu-ray have absolutely no extras. Wilfred: Season One could be a winner, but I didn't get a chance to see the show when it first aired, and the DVD / Blu-ray is late. The screener is also late for Louie: Season Two, but at least I've seen season one and the DVD or Blu-ray is the best bet for Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lorax Parties On Top of the Chart

March 5th, 2012

Nearly everyone expected Doctor Seuss' The Lorax to top the box office chart this weekend, but very few people saw it doing this well. It opened so well that The Hunger Games could have trouble topping it for biggest hit of the month. The overall box office rose to $168 million, which was 26% above last week's pace, as well as the same weekend last year. And here I was worried the streak might end. Year-to-date, 2012 has now pulled in $1.82 million, which is 19% higher than last year's pace. Hopefully this winning streak will continue, and it will if The Lorax has strong legs. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Valor Acts Up

February 28th, 2012

There was a surprise winner at the box office this weekend as Act of Valor opened on the very high end of expectations while Good Deeds did the opposite. Overall, more films missed expectations than met them and this led to a 14% drop-off from last week. However, the total haul of $134 million was still 23% higher than the same weekend last year, which stretches the winning streak to eight weeks. Or to put it another way, every single weekend this year has been higher than the corresponding weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2012 is ahead of last year's pace by 18% at $1.62 billion to $1.38 billion. There is some bad news going forward, as I don't think March 2012 is as strong as March 2011. More...

Weekend Estimates: Act of Valor Scores Strong Win

February 26th, 2012

This weekend's box office charts will feature two hits and two misses, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Very much in the hit column, and leading the weekend overall, is Act of Valor, a reality-tinged actioner from Relativity that is set to open with around $24.7 million, which is on the high end of expectations. With a $13 million acquisition cost and $30 million committed to marketing, Relativity should see a profit from the film after several recent misses. In second place, Tyler Perry's Good Deeds will pick up around $16 million for the weekend, which is on the low side for Perry -- in fact it will most likely be his worst opening weekend ever -- but will still earn money in the end thanks to a low production and marketing budget. More...

Weekend Predictions: Is the Box Office Looking Good or Good Enough?

February 23rd, 2012

While this weekend is one of the most important weekends of the year for movies, it's not because of the films in theaters. Oscar weekend is generally not a good time to release a film, as a lot of fans will be distracted. To emphasize that, there are four films opening wide this weekend, but three of them are opening in barely more than 2,000 theaters. Expectations for most films are in the mid teens, or lower, and there's a chance that no film will come close to $20 million over the weekend. Obviously this is not good news; however, this weekend last year was a disaster as Hall Pass led the way with just $13.54 million. There's a chance that every film in the top five will earn more than that this year. Granted, that's on the optimistic side of expectations, but even the low end of expectations has 2012 continuing its streak. More...

2012 Preview: February

February 1st, 2012

2012 got off to a great start, with January earning four wins in a row in the year-over-year comparison and finishing the month with a double-digit lead over 2011's pace. This has made me very hopeful going forward. That said, there are fourteen films opening wide or being re-released wide in February, and I don't think there's a $100 million hit in the group. In fact, I don't think any will get all that close to the century mark. There are several that should be solid mid-level hits and with a little luck, half of them could reached $50 million and there are five that could reach $75 million. Last February, Just Go With It topped $100 million while Gnomeo and Juliet came within $33,000 of doing the same. We won't replicate that this year, so we have to hope for a lot more depth. If films like Safe House, Journey 2, Ghost Rider 2, The Phantom Menace: 3D and The Vow all meet expectations, then perhaps 2012 will continue its hot start. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/24 8 $6,526,650   2,002 $3,260   $6,526,650 3
2012/03/02 10 $3,843,840 -41% 2,002 $1,920   $12,484,655 10
2012/03/09 15 $1,653,645 -57% 1,220 $1,355   $15,517,765 17
2012/03/16 18 $520,025 -69% 698 $745   $16,744,125 24
2012/03/23 33 $141,030 -73% 235 $600   $17,115,650 31
2012/03/30 42 $74,225 -47% 116 $640   $17,255,675 38

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/24 8 $2,172,165   2,002 $1,085   $2,172,165 1
2012/02/25 8 $2,922,920 +35% 2,002 $1,460   $5,095,085 2
2012/02/26 8 $1,431,565 -51% 2,002 $715   $6,526,650 3
2012/02/27 7 $513,060 -64% 2,002 $256   $7,039,710 4
2012/02/28 7 $620,620 +21% 2,002 $310   $7,660,330 5
2012/02/29 6 $490,490 -21% 2,002 $245   $8,150,820 6
2012/03/01 7 $489,995 n/c 2,002 $245   $8,640,815 7
2012/03/02 10 $1,111,110 +127% 2,002 $555   $9,751,925 8
2012/03/03 10 $1,751,750 +58% 2,002 $875   $11,503,675 9
2012/03/04 11 $980,980 -44% 2,002 $490   $12,484,655 10
2012/03/05 10 $309,325 -68% 2,002 $155   $12,793,980 11
2012/03/06 9 $419,490 +36% 2,002 $210   $13,213,470 12
2012/03/07 10 $320,320 -24% 2,002 $160   $13,533,790 13
2012/03/08 9 $330,330 +3% 2,002 $165   $13,864,120 14
2012/03/09 - $499,750 +51% 1,220 $410   $14,363,870 15
2012/03/10 - $750,700 +50% 1,220 $615   $15,114,570 16
2012/03/11 - $403,195 -46% 1,220 $330   $15,517,765 17
2012/03/12 - $164,090 -59% 1,220 $135   $15,681,855 18
2012/03/13 - $214,050 +30% 1,220 $175   $15,895,905 19
2012/03/14 - $157,990 -26% 1,220 $130   $16,053,895 20
2012/03/15 - $170,205 +8% 1,220 $140   $16,224,100 21
2012/03/16 - $171,025 n/c 698 $245   $16,395,125 22
2012/03/17 - $212,890 +24% 698 $305   $16,608,015 23
2012/03/18 - $136,110 -36% 698 $195   $16,744,125 24
2012/03/19 - $52,350 -62% 698 $75   $16,796,475 25
2012/03/20 - $73,290 +40% 698 $105   $16,869,765 26
2012/03/21 - $52,505 -28% 698 $75   $16,922,270 27
2012/03/22 - $52,350 n/c 698 $75   $16,974,620 28
2012/03/23 - $43,475 -17% 235 $185   $17,018,095 29
2012/03/24 - $64,655 +49% 235 $275   $17,082,750 30
2012/03/25 - $32,900 -49% 235 $140   $17,115,650 31
2012/03/26 - $12,925 -61% 235 $55   $17,128,575 32
2012/03/27 - $21,265 +65% 235 $90   $17,149,840 33
2012/03/28 - $15,275 -28% 235 $65   $17,165,115 34
2012/03/29 - $16,335 +7% 235 $70   $17,181,450 35
2012/03/30 - $22,620 +38% 235 $96   $17,204,070 36
2012/03/31 - $34,785 +54% 235 $148   $17,238,855 37
2012/04/01 - $16,820 -52% 235 $72   $17,255,675 38
2012/04/02 - $6,380 -62% 235 $27   $17,262,055 39
2012/04/03 - $9,860 +55% 235 $42   $17,271,915 40
2012/04/04 - $6,960 -29% 235 $30   $17,278,875 41
2012/04/05 - $9,280 +33% 235 $39   $17,288,155 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/24 8 $8,640,815   2,002 $4,316   $8,640,815 7
2012/03/02 10 $5,223,305 -40% 2,002 $2,609   $13,864,120 14
2012/03/09 16 $2,359,980 -55% 1,220 $1,934   $16,224,100 21
2012/03/16 18 $750,520 -68% 698 $1,075   $16,974,620 28
2012/03/23 30 $206,830 -72% 235 $880   $17,181,450 35
2012/03/30 41 $106,705 -48% 235 $454   $17,288,155 42

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Colombia 1/25/2013 $35,974 33 33 48 $55,763 12/14/2015
Croatia 5/10/2012 $0 0 9 18 $17,068 12/10/2015
France 5/30/2012 $42,737 36 36 36 $42,737 12/10/2015
Germany 6/21/2012 $107,497 92 92 337 $435,169 12/11/2015
Italy 8/10/2012 $86,367 130 130 317 $325,436 12/11/2015
Mexico 4/13/2012 $0 0 59 237 $938,197 12/10/2015
Peru 7/26/2012 $86,706 27 27 123 $314,173 12/11/2015
Spain 6/15/2012 $0 0 108 122 $785,069 12/11/2015
Ukraine 4/12/2012 $0 0 3 3 $159,052 12/6/2015
 
Rest of World $3,799,115
 
International Total$6,871,779 12/14/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/24/20121074,543 74,543$1,191,943$1,191,9431
7/1/20122033,562-55% 108,105$669,898$1,861,8402
7/8/20123021,493-36% 129,598$429,000$2,290,8403

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/24/2012919,362 19,362$405,445$405,4451

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