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While We're Young (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,582,065Details
International Box Office $5,841,111Details
Worldwide Box Office $13,423,176
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Synopsis

Josh and Cornelia Srebnick are happily married middle-aged members of New York's creative class. They tried to start a family and were unable to — and have decided they’re okay with that. But as Josh labors over the umpteenth edit of his cerebral new film, it’s plain that he has hit a dry patch and that something is still missing. Enter Jamie and Darby, a free-spirited young couple, who are spontaneous and untethered, ready to drop everything in pursuit of their next passion — retro board games one day, acquiring a pet chicken the next. For Josh, it’s as if a door has opened back to his youth — or a youth he wishes he once had. It’s not long before the restless forty-somethings, Josh and Cornelia, throw aside friends their own age to trail after these young hipsters who seem so plugged in, so uninhibited, so Brooklyn cool. “Before we met,” Josh admits to Jamie, “the only two feelings I had left were wistful and disdainful.” But is this new inspiration enough to sustain collaboration and friendship with a couple twenty years their junior?

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 27th, 2015 (Limited) by A24
International Releases: April 3rd, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
April 16th, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
June 5th, 2015 (Wide) (Finland)
June 11th, 2015 (Wide) (Portugal)
June 18th, 2015 (Wide) (Brazil)
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Video Release: June 9th, 2015 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language.
(Rating bulletin 2358, 1/28/2015)
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Infertility, Mid-Life Crisis, Amatuer Filmmakers, Artists, Documentarian, Intertitle, In-Laws / Future In-Laws, Generational Conflict, Adopted Family, Digital Cinematography
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: A24, IAC Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,712 $6,567 Jun 19, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,860 $10,472 Jun 12, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,719 $26,062 Jun 5, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,409 $65,104 May 29, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,234 $112,219 May 22, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,257 $161,433 May 15, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,115 $299,556 May 8, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,339 $436,458 May 1, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,126 $1,090,736 Apr 24, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,563 $1,438,384 Apr 17, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,479 $1,212,033 Apr 10, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,631 $483,688 Apr 3, 2015 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,392 $227,688 Mar 27, 2015 3

Cast

   Josh
   Cornelia
Adam Driver    Jamie
Amanda Seyfried    Darby
Charles Grodin    Leslie
Adam Horowitz    Fletcher
Maria Dizzia    Marina
Ryan Serhant    Hedge Fund Dave
Matthew Maher    Tim
Dean Wareham    Shaman

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Noah Baumbach
Producer    Scott Rudin
Producer    Noah Baumbach
Producer    Lila Yacoub
Producer    Eli Bush
Director of Photography    Sam Levy
Production Designer    Adam Stockhausen
Editor    Jennifer Lame
Costume Designer    Ann Roth
Composer    James Murphy
Music Supervisor    George Drakoulias
Casting Director    Francine Maisler
Casting Director    Douglas Aibel

Home Market Releases for June 30th, 2015

June 30th, 2015

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

There's a short list this week, for two reasons. Firstly, there's not a lot of new releases worth mentioning. Secondly, I really have to concentrate on the July preview (look for that on the site tomorrow). The biggest release of the week is clearly Get Hard, but it was not the best. As for the best, there are two that jump out: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Blu-ray) and The Decline Of Western Civilization Collection (DVD or Blu-ray). Both are top-notch picks, but I went with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: While We're Young

June 29th, 2015

While We're Young

While We're Young is the latest film from writer / director Noah Baumbach. He has a great streak going by his Tomatometer Scores and this film earned 84% positive reviews. However, the audience score is only 58% positive. That dichotomy is a bit troubling. Is this film designed to wow critics, but will leave the average moviegoer cold? More...

Home Market Releases for June 9th, 2015

June 8th, 2015

Red Army

It is a good week, but not a great week on the home market. There's really only one major release to talk about, Kingsman: The Secret Service. It is also one of the best releases of the week and one of a trio of Pick of the Week contenders that earned between 70% and 80% positive reviews. The other two are The Duff and The Sisterhood of Night. All three are worth picking up, but the winner of the Pick of the Week title is Red Army on DVD or Blu-ray / Video on Demand. More...

Per Theater Chart: Calm Before the Storm

April 28th, 2015

Felix et Meira poster

There were no films in the $10,000 club this week and no new releases really came close. The closest was Full Moon in Paris, which rose 58% from last weekend to $7,987, still in one theater. Felix et Meira was next with an average of $6,590 after expanding from one to four theaters. Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll was the biggest new release with an average of $6,402 in three theaters over the weekend for an average of $8,465 from Wednesday to Sunday. More...

Per Theater Chart: Felix et Machina

April 21st, 2015

Ex Machina poster

Ex Machina remained in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $20,478 in 39 theaters. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Felix et Meira, which earned $15,018 in its lone theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Machina Saves Box Office

April 15th, 2015

Ex Machina poster

Ex Machina's opening weekend was surprisingly potent earning an average of $59,316 in four theaters. This is the biggest per theater average for a film that opened in 2015. I was not expecting that. On the other hand, I was expecting Clouds of Sils Maria to do well, and it did, earning an average of $20,603 in three theaters. Furious 7 remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $14,815 in more than 4,000 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Furious Laps the Competition

April 7th, 2015

Furious 7 poster

The overall box office leader, Furious 7, was also the leader on the per theater chart earning an average of $36,763. That's the third best average for a 2015 release, with While We're Young still earning top spot on that chart. Speaking of While We're Young, it was the only other film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $14,226 in 34 theaters. Sometime this weekend, it will have reached its first major milestone. More...

Weekend Estimates: Furious 7 Blasts Off with $143.6 Million Weekend

April 5th, 2015

Furious 7 poster

After a massive $67.3 million on Friday, all eyes were on a $150 million weekend for Furious 7. It doesn’t look as though that is to be, with Universal projecting a weekend mark of $143,623,480 on Sunday morning. That’s the biggest April weekend of all time, and the biggest weekend outside the Summer or Thanksgiving holidays. It’s also the ninth-biggest weekend of all time, and, needless to say, franchise record. (Click here for a full list of records.) The studio will be delighted at its biggest weekend ever, and the industry as a whole will be looking forward to a lucrative Summer season with some optimism. More...

Per Theater Chart: Young and Healthy

April 1st, 2015

While We're Young poster

While We're Young has set a new record for 2015 earning the best per theater average for a film that opened in 2015 with an average of $56,922 in four theaters. The most negative thing you can say about this result was that it wasn't that unexpected, as several Noah Baumbach films have earned similar opening weekend per theaters averages. Up next was the first of two wide releases in the $10,000 club, Home, with an average of $14,053. The Salt of the Earth earned an average of $11,234 in four theaters. This is excellent for a documentary. The final film in the $10,000 club was the second wide release on this week's list, Get Hard, which pulled in an average of $10,647. More...

Weekend Estimates: Home has Best Dreamworks Animation Debut in Six Years

March 29th, 2015

Home poster

DreamWorks Animation has been having a tough time of it recently. Aside from How to Train Your Dragon 2, their last three films, Penguins of Madagascar, Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Turbo were all financial failures, and, as an animation house, they are stuck with a business model that demands putting $100 million–$200 million into each film and hoping for a $500 million-plus global hit. That’s made doubly-difficult when you’re operating as a standalone entity and can’t fall back on the wider resources of the studio during hard times.

The opening weekend for Home, projected at $54 million, according to distributor Fox, is therefore very welcome news indeed. It marks the best opening by a non-sequel for the production house since Monsters vs. Aliens opened with $59.3 million on this weekend in 2009, and the third-best non-sequel debut in their history behind that film and Kung Fun Panda’s $60 million start in 2008. More...

Limited Releases: Feeling Serene

March 27th, 2015

Serena poster

It's a pretty good week as far as limited releases are concerned with a number of them earning excellent reviews. Unfortunately, the biggest in terms of cast and theater count is Serena, but its reviews are among the worst of the week. Hopefully films like Serena (Reviews) or Man from Reno (Reviews) can pick up the slack. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/03/27 24 $227,688   4 $56,922   $227,688 3
2015/04/03 14 $483,688 +112% 34 $14,226   $789,041 10
2015/04/10 11 $1,212,033 +151% 246 $4,927   $2,190,064 17
2015/04/17 12 $1,438,384 +19% 713 $2,017   $4,006,203 24
2015/04/24 16 $1,090,736 -24% 762 $1,431   $5,699,465 31
2015/05/01 17 $436,458 -60% 374 $1,167   $6,427,200 38
2015/05/08 20 $299,556 -31% 258 $1,161   $6,909,277 45
2015/05/15 28 $161,433 -46% 174 $928   $7,170,044 52
2015/05/22 32 $112,219 -30% 114 $984   $7,345,339 59
2015/05/29 30 $65,104 -42% 72 $904   $7,485,773 66
2015/06/05 42 $26,062 -60% 31 $841   $7,542,753 73
2015/06/12 63 $10,472 -60% 25 $419   $7,563,408 80
2015/06/19 67 $6,567 -37% 11 $597   $7,574,067 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/04/10 10 $400,000   246 $1,626   $1,189,041 15

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/03/27 23 $305,353   4 $76,338   $305,353 7
2015/04/03 14 $672,678 +120% 34 $19,785   $978,031 14
2015/04/10 11 $1,589,788 +136% 246 $6,463   $2,567,819 21
2015/04/17 12 $2,040,910 +28% 713 $2,862   $4,608,729 28
2015/04/24 16 $1,400,271 -31% 762 $1,838   $6,009,000 35
2015/05/01 16 $618,979 -56% 374 $1,655   $6,609,721 42
2015/05/08 21 $398,890 -36% 258 $1,546   $7,008,611 49
2015/05/15 26 $224,509 -44% 174 $1,290   $7,233,120 56
2015/05/22 32 $187,549 -16% 114 $1,645   $7,420,669 63
2015/05/29 31 $96,022 -49% 72 $1,334   $7,516,691 70
2015/06/05 41 $36,245 -62% 31 $1,169   $7,552,936 77
2015/06/12 65 $14,564 -60% 25 $583   $7,567,500 84
2015/06/19 62 $14,565 n/c 11 $1,324   $7,582,065 91

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 4/16/2015 $60,424 43 65 407 $1,159,566 7/7/2015
Austria 7/31/2015 $25,407 21 21 84 $85,923 9/22/2015
Belgium 7/22/2015 $50,567 21 21 81 $165,903 9/2/2015
Brazil 6/18/2015 $0 0 1 1 $257,855 9/22/2015
Finland 6/5/2015 $0 0 22 69 $184,287 8/4/2015
France 7/22/2015 $419,808 87 101 285 $961,011 8/11/2015
Germany 7/30/2015 $0 0 24 73 $622,621 11/3/2015
Greece 6/25/2015 $36,535 10 13 23 $79,770 7/8/2015
Hong Kong 8/20/2015 $34,114 16 16 27 $66,004 9/18/2015
Italy 7/9/2015 $144,286 149 157 369 $564,788 8/11/2015
Malaysia 7/2/2015 $11,522 15 15 30 $21,098 7/15/2015
Mexico 11/6/2015 $0 0 8 8 $119,674 11/25/2015
Netherlands 7/30/2015 $0 0 30 77 $245,244 10/27/2015
Peru 8/20/2015 $30,257 14 14 21 $48,366 9/2/2015
Portugal 6/11/2015 $0 0 24 24 $76,531 7/8/2015
South Africa 7/17/2015 $0 0 1 3 $1,420 10/6/2015
Spain 9/4/2015 $175,456 108 111 294 $533,974 12/21/2015
Turkey 7/31/2015 $3,928 5 5 13 $13,654 8/18/2015
United Kingdom 4/3/2015 $633,422 250 250 250 $633,422 11/16/2015
 
International Total$5,841,111 12/21/2015

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