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What Just Happened (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,090,947Details
International Box Office $1,321,176
Worldwide Box Office $2,412,123
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$27,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 17th, 2008 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
October 31st, 2008 (Expands Wide) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: February 24th, 2009 by Magnolia Home Entertainment, released as What Just Happened?
MPAA Rating: R for language, some violent images, sexual content and some drug materials
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,493 $5,206 Dec 12, 2008 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,710 $5,206 Dec 12, 2008 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,232 $434 Dec 12, 2008 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 4,749 $7,316 Dec 5, 2008 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 1,714 $7,316 Dec 5, 2008 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,417 $430 Dec 5, 2008 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 4,818 $15,234 Nov 28, 2008 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,558 $15,234 Nov 28, 2008 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,441 $609 Nov 28, 2008 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 4,928 $27,103 Nov 21, 2008 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,458 $27,103 Nov 21, 2008 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,530 $695 Nov 21, 2008 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 4,785 $58,888 Nov 14, 2008 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,204 $58,888 Nov 14, 2008 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,430 $950 Nov 14, 2008 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,569 $149,777 Nov 7, 2008 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 867 $149,777 Nov 7, 2008 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,844 $1,742 Nov 7, 2008 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,767 $218,876 Oct 31, 2008 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 764 $218,876 Oct 31, 2008 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,785 $2,487 Oct 31, 2008 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,502 $130,040 Oct 24, 2008 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,102 $130,040 Oct 24, 2008 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,934 $3,715 Oct 24, 2008 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,558 $192,508 Oct 17, 2008 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 930 $192,508 Oct 17, 2008 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,929 $5,347 Oct 17, 2008 3
Theater Average Limited Release 5,886 $5,347 Oct 17, 2008 3
Top 2008 Theater Average Limited Release 332 $5,347 Oct 17, 2008 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,825 $1,090,947 Oct 17, 2008 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 5,326 $1,090,947 Oct 17, 2008 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,111 52 Oct 17, 2008 0

Cast

   Ben
Sean Penn    Himself
Bruce Willis    Himself
John Turturro    Dick Bell
Kristen Stewart    Zoe
Stanley Tucci    Scott Solomon
Catherine Keener    Lou Tarnow
Robin Wright    Kelly
Michael Wincott    Jeremy Brunell
Moon Bloodgood   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/17 28 $192,508   36 $5,347   $192,508 3
2008/10/24 37 $130,040 -32% 35 $3,715   $395,061 10
2008/10/31 29 $218,876 +68% 88 $2,487   $656,183 17
2008/11/07 34 $149,777 -32% 86 $1,742   $876,002 24
2008/11/14 43 $58,888 -61% 62 $950   $995,155 31
2008/11/21 50 $27,103 -54% 39 $695   $1,043,419 38
2008/11/28 59 $15,234 -44% 25 $609   $1,067,456 45
2008/12/05 69 $7,316 -52% 17 $430   $1,080,914 52
2008/12/12 71 $5,206 -29% 12 $434   $1,089,365 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/10/17 28 $265,021   36 $7,362   $265,021 7
2008/10/24 38 $172,286 -35% 35 $4,922   $437,307 14
2008/10/31 29 $288,918 +68% 88 $3,283   $726,225 21
2008/11/07 34 $210,042 -27% 86 $2,442   $936,267 28
2008/11/14 46 $80,049 -62% 62 $1,291   $1,016,316 35
2008/11/21 57 $35,906 -55% 42 $855   $1,052,222 42
2008/11/28 60 $21,376 -40% 25 $855   $1,073,598 49
2008/12/05 69 $10,561 -51% 17 $621   $1,084,159 56
2008/12/12 74 $6,788 -36% 12 $566   $1,090,947 63

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