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When Harry Tries to Marry (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,261Details
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Harry - or Harish, as his assimilated Indian parents named him - is 22, handsome, charming, and about to begin his adult life in New York City. It should be the perfect situation for a single guy, but Harry's not taking any chances. He's determined not to be vulnerable to a "love marriage" that will leave him bitterly divorced like his parents. To the shock of his family and friends, Harry announces that he wants a traditional arranged marriage to an eligible young woman from India. With his old-fashioned uncle's help, Harry eventually finds the "perfect" Indian girl and persuades his parents to accept his decision. Soon, elaborate wedding plans are underway and Harry's American friends join him on his trip to India, where he'll meet his bride Nita for the very first time. But just as the marriage is imminent, Harry wonders if tradition will really help him find foolproof happiness. He asks himself if his budding friendship with Theresa, an appealing American girl, might actually suggest something deeper than friendship alone. And once he's in India for his wedding, meeting his fiancee, surrounded by friends and family, and hoping for the security that tradition and rituals can provide, Harry starts to think that no amount of planning can make a marriage risk-proof. With two families and two cultures watching events unfold, what will Harry do?


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
14% - Rotten
40% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 22nd, 2011 (Limited) by 108 Pics
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content, language and brief drug material.
(Rating bulletin 2165, 3/30/2011)
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, Arranged Marriage, Relationships Gone Wrong, Culture Clash
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 108 Production

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,073 $292 May 6, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,522 $6,712 Apr 29, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,915 $23,790 Apr 22, 2011 3


Stefanie Estes    Theresa
Freishia Bomanbehram    Nita

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Nayan Padrai

Evil is Profitable on the Per Theater Chart

April 26th, 2011

Evil Bong 3D earned $19,315 in its lone theater to lead the way on the per theater chart, and clearly I've slipped into an alternate dimension. Actually, I'm very happy with this film's success, as it's distributed by Full Moon Features, the same company that released Puppetmaster and countless other low-budget films I've been a fan of. Second place went to The Double Hour with $14,990, which is less than 1% lower than its opening weekend. Madea's Big Happy Family was the only wide release to reach the $10,000 mark, and it was close at $10,957. There is one confusing release, Incendies, which earned over $60,000 in 13 theaters, if you include Canada. However, if you just look at its U.S. opening, it earned $50,679 in 3 theaters for an average of $16,893, which is much more impressive. More...

Blame Canada for the number of Limited Releases

April 22nd, 2011

It's a busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen films on this week's list, including a very large Canadian contingent. There are two films opening in limited release in Canada, two Canadian films opening in limited release in the United States, and another where the characters are on a road trip to Canada. One of these films, Incendies, is the best bet for the weekend, while POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is also worth checking out. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/22 61 $23,790   4 $5,948   $23,790 3
2011/04/29 77 $6,712 -72% 5 $1,342   $35,135 10
2011/05/06 125 $292 -96% 1 $292   $38,261 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/04/22 60 $28,423   4 $7,106   $28,423 7
2011/04/29 80 $9,546 -66% 5 $1,909   $37,969 14
2011/05/06 132 $292 -97% 1 $292   $38,261 21

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