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The Wedding Ringer (2015)

The Wedding Ringer poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $64,460,211Details
International Box Office $15,711,385Details
Worldwide Box Office $80,171,596
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,903,761 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,440,878 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $6,344,639
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Doug Harris is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
29% - Rotten
Audience
64% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$23,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 16th, 2015 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: January 22nd, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
January 30th, 2015 (Wide) (Romania)
February 6th, 2015 (Wide) (South Africa)
February 19th, 2015 (Wide) (Bahrain)
February 19th, 2015 (Wide) (Israel)
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Video Release: April 28th, 2015 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual content, language throughout, some drug use and brief graphic nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2354, 12/24/2014)
Running Time: 101 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Ride Along 2
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Keywords: African-American, Wedding Planning, Wedding Day, Buddy Comedy, Romance, False Identity
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: LStar Capital, Will Packer Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,992 $49,714 Apr 3, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,831 $90,049 Mar 27, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,553 $172,608 Mar 20, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,432 $269,412 Mar 13, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,568 $344,028 Mar 6, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,556 $579,668 Feb 27, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,380 $1,293,378 Feb 20, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 948 $3,244,447 Feb 13, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 965 $4,719,532 Feb 6, 2015 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 949 $50,277,688 Jan 30, 2015 21
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,240 $5,690,243 Jan 30, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 872 $11,309,381 Jan 23, 2015 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,351 $5,236,968 Jan 18, 2015 3
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 67 $20,649,306 Jan 16, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 813 $20,649,306 Jan 16, 2015 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,307 $20,649,306 Jan 16, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 866 3,003 Jan 16, 2015 3
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 155 $8,423,151 Jan 17, 2015 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,164 $8,423,151 Jan 17, 2015 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,153 $6,989,187 Jan 16, 2015 1

Cast

   Jimmy Callahan
   Doug Harris
   Gretchen Palmer
Ken Howard    Ed Palmer
Cloris Leachman    (Uncredited)
Jennifer Lewis    Doris Jenkins
Mimi Rogers    Lois Palmer
Olivia Thirlby    Alison Palmer
   Drysdale
   Garvey
   Dickerson
   Rambis
Alan Ritchson    Carew
Ignacio Serricchio    Edmundo
Nicky Whelan    Nadia
Patrick Carlyle    Andrew
Whitney Cummings    Holly Munk
Lynette Simon    Attractive Traveler
Tristin Mays    Cute Bridesmaid
Robert Towers    Lou
Neal Israel    Rabbi Steinsaltz
Justine Ezarik    Stuart's Wife Pam
Peter Gilroy    PJ the Waiter
Josh Peck    Bad Best Man
Rawson Thurber    Cop
Jeffrey Ross    Hal Lane
Amy Okuda    Lurch's Wife Marci
Joe Namath    Football Legend
John Riggins    Football Legend
Ed Jones    Football Legend
David Burr    Father McNulty
Elisa Donovan    Flight Attendant
Steve Greene    Groom Chris
Steve Terada    Male Flight Attendant
Ashley Jones    Babs Fremont

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Adam Fields
Producer    Will Packer
Screenwriter    Jeremy Garelick
Screenwriter    Jay Lavender
Executive Producer    Zanne Devine
Executive Producer    Jeremy Garelick
Executive Producer    Jay Lavender
Executive Producer    Glenn S. Gainor
Executive Producer    Ben Waisbren
Director of Photography    Bradford Lipson
Production Designer    Chris Cornwell
Editor    Jeff Groth
Editor    Shelly Westerman
Editor    Byron Wong
Composer    Christopher Lennertz
Costume Designer    Genevieve Tyrrell
Associate Producer    Chris Bremner
Unit Production Manager    Glenn Gainor
Post-Production Supervisor    Brad Word
Music Editor    David Metzner
Casting Director    Valorie Massalas
Casting Director    Ron Digman
Casting Associate    Kim Foster

DVD Sales: Paddington Pads Its Lead

May 27th, 2015

The top of the DVD sales chart were dominated by new releases with four of the top five DVDs new to the charts. This includes Paddington, which took top spot with 216,000 units / $3.24 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Paddington Leads Parade of New Releases

May 27th, 2015

New releases took the top three spots on the Blu-ray sales chart, led by Paddington. The film sold 168,000 units and generated $3.35 million in sales. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 44%, which is amazing for a live action family film. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 28th, 2015

April 28th, 2015

This is usually a terrible time of year on the home market with the dredges of January and February coming out and precious little else. However, this week is actually really strong with not only one of the best films of the year, Paddington, as well as a number of summer shows coming out on TV on DVD. Unfortunately, it is also a really shallow week and with the May monthly preview due on Friday, I'm not even going to pretend it's a deep week and I'm ignoring anything below second-tier releases. As far as Pick of the Week is concerned, there are really only two contenders. The first is the aforementioned Paddington DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. The second is Mommy a Canadian movie coming out on DVD this week. Paddington is the Pick of the Week, but Mommy earns the rarely awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Weekend Predictions: Nothing Super about the New Releases

January 29th, 2015

Project Almanac poster

There are three wide releases coming out this weekend, sort of. Project Almanac is the only film opening truly wide this weekend and it is easily the biggest of the three releases. The other two new releases, Black or White and The Loft, are both opening in below 2,000 theaters and neither has a real shot to open in the top five. This leaves American Sniper with an easy path to first place, but perhaps the Super Bowl will be bigger competition this weekend than any of the new releases were the last two weeks. This weekend last year, both new releases struggled and Ride Along was easily able to win, but with just $12 million. 2015 is going to crush 2014 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Sniper Stable, While Next Door Survives

January 27th, 2015

American Sniper poster

As expected, American Sniper earned first place, but it did so with a much stronger sophomore stint. As for the new releases, The Boy Next Door matched expectations (nearly) perfectly but the other two missed the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office was down 21% to $159 million; however, this is good for a post-holiday weekend. Compared to last year, the overall box office was 37% higher. This kind of year-over-year growth usually only happens when holidays are misaligned. Year-to-date, 2015 is ahead of 2014 by 4.1% at $856 million to $823 million. It is obviously too soon to celebrate, but after last year's losses, I'll take any reason to be optimistic. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases to Fall Victim to Sniper

January 22nd, 2015

American Sniper poster

There are three wide releases coming out this weekend: The Boy Next Door, Mortdecai, and Strange Magic. None of these movies are earning good reviews and none of them are likely to become even midlevel hits. As such, American Sniper will have a really, really easy time to repeat in top spot. It could drop by 80% and still earn first place this weekend. This weekend last year, the only wide release was I, Frankenstein, which bombed hard. I really hope none of the new releases open as poorly as that film did, but it is possible. Regardless, 2015 will win thanks to American Sniper's sophomore stint. More...

Contest: Ring In the New Year: Winning Announcement

January 22nd, 2015

The winners of our Ring In the New Year contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Sniper Earns Even More Records

January 21st, 2015

American Sniper poster

American Sniper opened wide after a record-breaking run on limited release and it topped expectations. I know, that's an understatement, but in my defense, I don't think there's anybody that seriously predicted American Sniper would earn $107 million during the four-day weekend. A lot of people didn't think it would earn $107 million in total. Both The Wedding Ringer and Paddington did okay business, all things considering, while Blackhat was also released this past weekend. Overall, the box office was $203 million over the three-day period, which was 61% more than last weekend. More importantly, it was 15% more than the same weekend last year. 2015 is still behind 2014 in the year-to-date comparison, but it closed the gap to just just under $20 million or 2.9%. More...

Weekend Estimates: American Sniper Shatters January Record

January 18th, 2015

American Sniper poster

American Sniper was confidently expected to top the box office charts this weekend, and to give Clint Eastwood his best weekend as a director, but no-one was predicting that the film would break the record for the biggest weekend in January by over $20 million. As of Sunday morning, that’s what Warner Bros. is projecting for the film with their official weekend estimate standing at $90,205,000 from 3,555 theaters. Since the film had already played for three weeks in exclusive engagements, it will also grab the crown for biggest fourth weekend at the box office. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Sniper Expand into First Place?

January 16th, 2015

American Sniper poster

There are four films opening or expanding wide this Martin Luther King Day weekend. American Sniper is expanding wide after its record-breaking limited release run. The Wedding Ringer is expected to earn second place, while Paddington and Blackhat are the other wide releases. They have opposite results when it comes to reviews, but I fear neither will find an audience in theaters. This weekend last year was led by Ride Along with $41.52 million. I don't think American Sniper will match that, nor do I think the overall box office is quite as strong, so 2015 will probably lose the year-over-year comparison. Hopefully it will be close. More...

Contest: Ring In the New Year

January 9th, 2015

There are four wide releases / wide expansions next weekend with American Sniper and The Wedding Ringer leading the way. I'm not sure which film will come out on top; however, since American Sniper is expanding wide, The Wedding Ringer is the much better choice for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Wedding Ringer.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of the Ong Bak Trilogy on DVD. 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 the Ong Bak Trilogy on DVD. Finally, one additional entrant will be chosen and they will also win a copy of the Ong Bak Trilogy on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: January

January 1st, 2015

Taken 3 poster

2014 is over and for the most part, December was a soft ending to a weak year. This is bad news for two reasons. Firstly, it means the overall box office is still soft and it is unlikely that January will start strong. Secondly, last January was a great month, thanks in part to Frozen and other holdovers. The slump can't last forever and Taken 3 should help 2015 get off to a reasonably fast start and it even has a shot at $100 million. American Sniper got off to a really fast start in limited release, so it too could be a hit when it expands wide. By comparison, last January was led by Ride Along, but there were only two other films that didn't completely bomb. I want to say 2015 will start out on a winning note, but given the box office losing streak, it will likely pay to be pessimistic. 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
2015/01/16 2 $20,649,306   3,003 $6,876   $20,649,306 3
2015/01/23 4 $11,309,381 -45% 3,003 $3,766   $39,385,881 10
2015/01/30 6 $5,690,243 -50% 2,820 $2,018   $48,133,366 17
2015/02/06 7 $4,719,532 -17% 2,138 $2,207   $54,997,220 24
2015/02/13 9 $3,244,447 -31% 1,456 $2,228   $59,587,464 31
2015/02/20 12 $1,293,378 -60% 950 $1,361   $61,989,771 38
2015/02/27 18 $579,668 -55% 542 $1,069   $62,991,034 45
2015/03/06 20 $344,028 -41% 310 $1,110   $63,514,117 52
2015/03/13 20 $269,412 -22% 277 $973   $63,922,493 59
2015/03/20 27 $172,608 -36% 206 $838   $64,208,820 66
2015/03/27 33 $90,049 -48% 161 $559   $64,364,996 73
2015/04/03 45 $49,714 -45% 107 $465   $64,460,211 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/16 2 $6,989,187   3,003 $2,327   $6,989,187 1
2015/01/17 2 $8,423,151 +21% 3,003 $2,805   $15,412,338 2
2015/01/18 3 $5,236,968 -38% 3,003 $1,744   $20,649,306 3
2015/01/19 4 $3,392,846 -35% 3,003 $1,130   $24,042,152 4
2015/01/20 2 $1,706,165 -50% 3,003 $568   $25,748,317 5
2015/01/21 2 $1,153,002 -32% 3,003 $384   $26,901,319 6
2015/01/22 2 $1,175,181 +2% 3,003 $391   $28,076,500 7
2015/01/23 3 $3,285,287 +180% 3,003 $1,094   $31,361,787 8
2015/01/24 4 $5,194,526 +58% 3,003 $1,730   $36,556,313 9
2015/01/25 4 $2,829,568 -46% 3,003 $942   $39,385,881 10
2015/01/26 3 $683,713 -76% 3,003 $228   $40,069,594 11
2015/01/27 3 $973,330 +42% 3,003 $324   $41,042,924 12
2015/01/28 3 $715,062 -27% 3,003 $238   $41,757,986 13
2015/01/29 3 $685,137 -4% 3,003 $228   $42,443,123 14
2015/01/30 6 $1,925,826 +181% 2,820 $683   $44,368,949 15
2015/01/31 4 $2,984,815 +55% 2,820 $1,058   $47,353,764 16
2015/02/01 6 $779,602 -74% 2,820 $276   $48,133,366 17
2015/02/02 3 $531,564 -32% 2,820 $188   $48,664,930 18
2015/02/03 5 $646,353 +22% 2,820 $229   $49,311,283 19
2015/02/04 3 $492,491 -24% 2,820 $175   $49,803,774 20
2015/02/05 4 $473,914 -4% 2,820 $168   $50,277,688 21
2015/02/06 6 $1,323,847 +179% 2,138 $619   $51,601,535 22
2015/02/07 8 $2,215,533 +67% 2,138 $1,036   $53,817,068 23
2015/02/08 7 $1,180,152 -47% 2,138 $552   $54,997,220 24
2015/02/09 7 $348,079 -71% 2,138 $163   $55,345,299 25
2015/02/10 7 $433,100 +24% 2,138 $203   $55,778,399 26
2015/02/11 7 $314,494 -27% 2,138 $147   $56,092,893 27
2015/02/12 8 $250,124 -20% 2,138 $117   $56,343,017 28
2015/02/13 9 $617,612 +147% 1,456 $424   $56,960,629 29
2015/02/14 8 $1,768,844 +186% 1,456 $1,215   $58,729,473 30
2015/02/15 9 $857,991 -51% 1,456 $589   $59,587,464 31
2015/02/16 11 $462,886 -46% 1,456 $318   $60,050,350 32
2015/02/17 10 $266,571 -42% 1,456 $183   $60,316,921 33
2015/02/18 10 $203,607 -24% 1,456 $140   $60,520,528 34
2015/02/19 10 $175,865 -14% 1,456 $121   $60,696,393 35
2015/02/20 12 $373,591 +112% 950 $393   $61,069,984 36
2015/02/21 11 $589,335 +58% 950 $620   $61,659,319 37
2015/02/22 11 $330,452 -44% 950 $348   $61,989,771 38
2015/02/23 12 $105,583 -68% 950 $111   $62,095,354 39
2015/02/24 13 $129,665 +23% 950 $136   $62,225,019 40
2015/02/25 14 $100,427 -23% 950 $106   $62,325,446 41
2015/02/26 14 $85,920 -14% 950 $90   $62,411,366 42
2015/02/27 - $154,009 +79% 542 $284   $62,565,375 43
2015/02/28 - $276,712 +80% 542 $511   $62,842,087 44
2015/03/01 - $148,947 -46% 542 $275   $62,991,034 45
2015/03/02 - $46,529 -69% 542 $86   $63,037,563 46
2015/03/03 - $50,786 +9% 542 $94   $63,088,349 47
2015/03/04 - $39,510 -22% 542 $73   $63,127,859 48
2015/03/05 - $42,230 +7% 542 $78   $63,170,089 49
2015/03/06 - $98,196 +133% 310 $317   $63,268,285 50
2015/03/07 - $162,609 +66% 310 $525   $63,430,894 51
2015/03/08 - $83,223 -49% 310 $268   $63,514,117 52
2015/03/09 - $31,957 -62% 310 $103   $63,546,074 53
2015/03/10 - $40,468 +27% 310 $131   $63,586,542 54
2015/03/11 - $34,262 -15% 310 $111   $63,620,804 55
2015/03/12 - $32,277 -6% 310 $104   $63,653,081 56
2015/03/13 - $78,878 +144% 277 $285   $63,731,959 57
2015/03/14 - $121,669 +54% 277 $439   $63,853,628 58
2015/03/15 - $68,865 -43% 277 $249   $63,922,493 59
2015/03/16 - $26,836 -61% 277 $97   $63,949,329 60
2015/03/17 - $30,848 +15% 277 $111   $63,980,177 61
2015/03/18 - $27,896 -10% 277 $101   $64,008,073 62
2015/03/19 - $28,139 +1% 277 $102   $64,036,212 63
2015/03/20 - $47,948 +70% 206 $233   $64,084,160 64
2015/03/21 - $79,535 +66% 206 $386   $64,163,695 65
2015/03/22 - $45,125 -43% 206 $219   $64,208,820 66
2015/03/27 - $25,746   161 $160   $64,234,566 71
2015/03/28 - $40,605 +58% 161 $252   $64,275,171 72
2015/03/29 - $23,698 -42% 161 $147   $64,298,869 73
2015/04/03 - $16,698   107 $156   $64,315,567 78
2015/04/04 - $18,933 +13% 107 $177   $64,334,500 79
2015/04/05 - $14,083 -26% 107 $132   $64,460,211 80

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/01/16 2 $28,076,500   3,003 $9,349   $28,076,500 7
2015/01/23 3 $14,366,623 -49% 3,003 $4,784   $42,443,123 14
2015/01/30 6 $7,834,565 -45% 2,820 $2,778   $50,277,688 21
2015/02/06 9 $6,065,329 -23% 2,138 $2,837   $56,343,017 28
2015/02/13 9 $4,353,376 -28% 1,456 $2,990   $60,696,393 35
2015/02/20 12 $1,714,973 -61% 950 $1,805   $62,411,366 42
2015/02/27 18 $758,723 -56% 542 $1,400   $63,170,089 49
2015/03/06 20 $482,992 -36% 310 $1,558   $63,653,081 56
2015/03/13 20 $383,131 -21% 277 $1,383   $64,036,212 63
2015/03/20 26 $238,735 -38% 206 $1,159   $64,274,947 70
2015/03/27 31 $135,550 -43% 161 $842   $64,410,497 77

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 1/22/2015 $751,355 171 182 689 $2,429,195 7/1/2015
Austria 3/13/2015 $0 0 42 56 $320,413 6/26/2015
Bahrain 2/19/2015 $0 0 1 1 $190,031 11/16/2015
Germany 3/12/2015 $0 0 58 58 $1,006,504 11/16/2015
Hungary 3/26/2015 $0 0 42 42 $143,169 11/16/2015
Israel 2/19/2015 $0 0 1 1 $479,437 11/16/2015
Lebanon 2/19/2015 $0 0 0 0 $0
Romania 1/30/2015 $0 0 4 4 $446,068 11/16/2015
South Africa 2/6/2015 $0 0 7 7 $647,786 6/26/2015
United Arab Emirates 2/19/2015 $0 0 1 1 $920,102 6/25/2015
Uruguay 2/26/2015 $0 0 2 2 $83,524 11/16/2015
Venezuela 2/27/2015 $0 0 1 1 $695,031 6/25/2015
 
Rest of World $8,350,125
 
International Total$15,711,385 11/16/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/3/20154100,697 100,697$1,727,961$1,727,9611
5/10/2015837,587-63% 138,284$682,956$2,410,9162
5/17/20151724,321-35% 162,605$429,266$2,840,1823

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/3/2015262,509 62,509$1,266,427$1,266,4271
5/10/2015717,239-72% 79,747$348,051$1,614,4782
5/17/20151312,068-30% 91,815$237,133$1,851,6113
5/24/2015175,272-56% 97,087$93,412$1,945,0234

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