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Whip It (2009)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,043,363Details
International Box Office $5,812,788
Worldwide Box Office $18,856,151
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,218,985 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,194,527 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,413,512
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
74% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 2nd, 2009 (Wide) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: January 26th, 2010 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 For sexual content including crude dialogue, language and drug material
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Keywords: Coming of Age, Miscellaneous Sports, Roller Skating, Directing Yourself, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, Relatives Playing Relatives
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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,714 $9,399 Dec 4, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,094 $9,581 Nov 27, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,566 $41,821 Nov 20, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,572 $68,646 Nov 13, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,757 $101,682 Nov 6, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,729 $196,089 Oct 30, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,625 $466,014 Oct 23, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,207 $1,507,379 Oct 16, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,118 $2,827,512 Oct 9, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,039 $4,650,812 Oct 2, 2009 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,593 1,721 Oct 2, 2009 3

Cast

   Bliss Cavendar
Juliette Lewis   
Kristen Wiig   
Marcia Gay Harden   
Drew Barrymore   
Zoë Bell   
Jimmy Fallon   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD Sales: New Releases Are It

February 24th, 2010

Four new releases reached the top 30 on this week's sales chart; however, they finished in the four top spots. Leading the way was Michael Jackson's This Is It with 1.51 million units sold and $24.22 million in consumer spending at retail. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 9th, 2010

February 9th, 2010

Not a particularly great week for DVD or Blu-ray releases. The biggest movie to hit the home market is Couples Retreat, but it was a terrible movie and should be avoided at all costs. The best film coming out this week is A Serious Man and while the DVD is worth picking up, the Blu-ray is the better deal. However, the Pick of the Week goes to The Guild: Season Three, which is one of the funniest things on the Web. More...

Featured DVD Review: Whip It

February 4th, 2010

Drew Barrymore comes from a family of Hollywood royalty. In fact, her Grandfather, John Barrymore, along with his brother Lionel Barrymore, were famous actors before Hollywood was even the center of American filmmaking. Drew had her first movie role in Altered States in 1980 and after E.T. in 1982 she was arguably the most well-known child actor in the world. After nearly 30 years of acting, she moved behind the camera for her directorial debut with Whip It. Transitioning from acting to directing is not always an easy move, so how well did she do in her new career? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 26th, 2010

January 26th, 2010

It's a soft week at the top, as the biggest release of the week is Michael Jackson's This Is It. There are a few other wide releases hitting the home market as well, but all the rest were box office disappointments of varying degrees. This Is It is a good movie and the DVD / Blu-ray are worth picking up, but they are not Pick of the Week material. For that we have to look to a smaller Canadian film, Pontypool, which earned excellent reviews while the DVD gets a rarely-awarded Puck of the Week. More...

Weekend Box Office Far From Normal

October 12th, 2009

There was only one new release coming out this weekend, but it topped expectations, and there was a surprise film in the top five, and both these events helped the market as a whole earn $110 million over the weekend. This was 2.9% higher than last weekend and 7.7% higher than the same weekend last year. Year to date, 2009 has now brought in $8.10 billion so far, which is 7.5% higher than the same pace last year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Couples Retreat, Paranormal Activity Star

October 11th, 2009

The Columbus Day holiday weekend produced two big winners, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. At the top of the chart, Couples Retreat exceeded expectations with $35.3 million. A per theater average of nearly $12,000 for the poorly-reviewed comedy is a testament to Universal's marketing campaign and the box office power of its ensemble cast. A great marketing campaign from Paramount can also be attributed to the success of the weekend's other big success: Paranormal Activity, which jumped into the top 5 with an estimated $7.066 million in just 159 theaters. That's the smallest number of theaters for a movie to hit the top five ever, beating the performance of Platoon, which hit 4th place the weekend of January 16, 1987 playing in 174 theaters. More...

Zombies Land on Top

October 5th, 2009

October started on a mixed note. While it was better than expected at the top, overall the box office was a little weak pulling in a total of $107 million. Granted, this was 10.7% higher than last week, this was 5.9% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date 2009 has now earned $7.96 million, which is still 7.5% higher than last year's pace. More...

Scary Amounts of Competition

October 1st, 2009

There should be six new films in the top ten this weekend, or rather three new films, two re-releases, and one film expanding into the top ten. However, while there is a lot of activity, only one of these films is opening in more than 3,000 theaters while the others are opening in less than 2,000. Because of this, there's not much doubt about which film will top the chart, but there is a question of by how much. There is also a question of when the overall box office will be able to keep up with last year. More...

2009 Preview: October

October 1st, 2009

September ended with a thud, but at least there's good news. September has finally ended. Last month more movies missed expectations that topped them, which has put a cooling effect on the overall box office and that could hurt the business going into this month. October should still be stronger than last month, and since October of last year wasn't particularly great, 2009 should at least maintain its lead over 2008 going into the holiday season, even if it isn't as strong every single week. More...

Cast Updates - July 5, 2008

July 5th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Appaloosa, Bad Lieutenant, Night at the Museum 2, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - January 29, 2008

January 29th, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

Cast Updates - January 17, 2008

January 17th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Public Enemies, The Road, Whip It, and more! 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
2009/10/02 6 $4,650,812   1,721 $2,702   $4,650,812 3
2009/10/09 8 $2,827,512 -39% 1,738 $1,627   $8,793,570 10
2009/10/16 11 $1,507,379 -47% 1,482 $1,017   $11,360,796 17
2009/10/23 18 $466,014 -69% 435 $1,071   $12,293,893 24
2009/10/30 24 $196,089 -58% 260 $754   $12,610,792 31
2009/11/06 34 $101,682 -48% 138 $737   $12,805,883 38
2009/11/13 38 $68,646 -32% 116 $592   $12,924,766 45
2009/11/20 43 $41,821 -39% 83 $504   $12,994,912 52
2009/11/27 70 $9,581 -77% 30 $319   $13,021,433 59
2009/12/04 65 $9,399 -2% 30 $313   $13,034,417 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/09/25 5 $1,598,957   1,721 $929   $1,598,957 1
2009/10/02 6 $1,598,957   1,721 $929   $1,598,957 1
2009/10/03 7 $1,975,725 +24% 1,721 $1,148   $3,574,682 2
2009/10/04 7 $1,076,130 -46% 1,721 $625   $4,650,812 3
2009/10/05 7 $313,407 -71% 1,721 $182   $4,964,219 4
2009/10/06 7 $366,134 +17% 1,721 $213   $5,330,353 5
2009/10/07 7 $315,535 -14% 1,721 $183   $5,645,888 6
2009/10/08 7 $320,170 +1% 1,721 $186   $5,966,058 7
2009/10/09 8 $893,398 +179% 1,738 $514   $6,859,456 8
2009/10/10 8 $1,177,050 +32% 1,738 $677   $8,036,506 9
2009/10/11 8 $757,064 -36% 1,738 $436   $8,793,570 10
2009/10/12 9 $391,509 -48% 1,738 $225   $9,185,079 11
2009/10/13 9 $231,963 -41% 1,738 $133   $9,417,042 12
2009/10/14 9 $219,550 -5% 1,721 $128   $9,636,592 13
2009/10/15 9 $216,825 -1% 1,721 $126   $9,853,417 14
2009/10/16 11 $478,497 +121% 1,482 $323   $10,331,914 15
2009/10/17 11 $667,346 +39% 1,721 $388   $10,999,260 16
2009/10/18 12 $361,536 -46% 1,721 $210   $11,360,796 17
2009/10/19 12 $110,401 -69% 1,482 $74   $11,471,197 18
2009/10/20 12 $123,122 +12% 1,482 $83   $11,594,319 19
2009/10/21 12 $115,604 -6% 1,482 $78   $11,709,923 20
2009/10/22 12 $117,956 +2% 1,482 $80   $11,827,879 21
2009/10/23 - $151,076 +28% 435 $347   $11,978,955 22
2009/10/24 - $202,779 +34% 435 $466   $12,181,734 23
2009/10/25 - $112,159 -45% 435 $258   $12,293,893 24
2009/10/26 - $36,035 -68% 435 $83   $12,329,928 25
2009/10/27 - $37,305 +4% 435 $86   $12,367,233 26
2009/10/28 - $23,489 -37% 435 $54   $12,390,722 27
2009/10/29 - $23,981 +2% 435 $55   $12,414,703 28
2009/10/30 - $64,801 +170% 260 $249   $12,479,504 29
2009/10/31 - $65,473 +1% 260 $252   $12,544,977 30
2009/11/01 - $65,815 +1% 260 $253   $12,610,792 31
2009/11/02 - $21,117 -68% 260 $81   $12,631,909 32
2009/11/03 - $25,836 +22% 260 $99   $12,657,745 33
2009/11/04 - $21,440 -17% 260 $82   $12,679,185 34
2009/11/05 - $25,016 +17% 260 $96   $12,704,201 35
2009/11/06 - $30,409 +22% 138 $220   $12,734,610 36
2009/11/07 - $46,672 +53% 138 $338   $12,781,282 37
2009/11/08 - $24,601 -47% 138 $178   $12,805,883 38
2009/11/09 - $8,134 -67% 138 $59   $12,814,017 39
2009/11/10 - $12,996 +60% 138 $94   $12,827,013 40
2009/11/11 - $19,848 +53% 138 $144   $12,846,861 41
2009/11/12 - $9,259 -53% 138 $67   $12,856,120 42
2009/11/13 - $19,988 +116% 116 $172   $12,876,108 43
2009/11/14 - $30,790 +54% 116 $265   $12,906,898 44
2009/11/15 - $17,868 -42% 116 $154   $12,924,766 45
2009/11/16 - $5,979 -67% 116 $52   $12,930,745 46
2009/11/17 - $8,805 +47% 116 $76   $12,939,550 47
2009/11/18 - $7,224 -18% 116 $62   $12,946,774 48
2009/11/19 - $6,317 -13% 116 $54   $12,953,091 49
2009/11/20 - $12,765 +102% 83 $154   $12,965,856 50
2009/11/21 - $18,772 +47% 83 $226   $12,984,628 51
2009/11/22 - $10,284 -45% 83 $124   $12,994,912 52
2009/11/23 - $4,216 -59% 83 $51   $12,999,128 53
2009/11/24 - $5,788 +37% 83 $70   $13,004,916 54
2009/11/25 - $3,101 -46% 44 $70   $13,008,017 55
2009/11/26 - $3,835 +24% 44 $87   $13,011,852 56
2009/11/27 - $3,555 -7% 30 $119   $13,015,407 57
2009/11/28 - $3,978 +12% 30 $133   $13,019,385 58
2009/11/29 - $2,048 -49% 30 $68   $13,021,433 59
2009/11/30 - $642 -69% 30 $21   $13,022,075 60
2009/12/01 - $1,186 +85% 30 $40   $13,023,261 61
2009/12/02 - $906 -24% 30 $30   $13,024,167 62
2009/12/03 - $851 -6% 30 $28   $13,025,018 63

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/02 7 $5,966,058   1,721 $3,467   $5,966,058 7
2009/10/09 8 $3,887,359 -35% 1,738 $2,237   $9,853,417 14
2009/10/16 12 $1,974,462 -49% 1,482 $1,332   $11,827,879 21
2009/10/23 19 $586,824 -70% 435 $1,349   $12,414,703 28
2009/10/30 22 $289,498 -51% 260 $1,113   $12,704,201 35
2009/11/06 33 $151,919 -48% 138 $1,101   $12,856,120 42
2009/11/13 38 $96,971 -36% 116 $836   $12,953,091 49
2009/11/20 50 $58,761 -39% 83 $708   $13,011,852 56
2009/11/27 72 $13,166 -78% 30 $439   $13,025,018 63
2009/12/04 59 $18,345 +39% 30 $612   $13,043,363 70

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/31/20104146,736 146,736$2,639,781$2,639,7811
2/7/20102039,421-73% 186,157$720,616$3,360,3972

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/31/20101115,911 15,911$381,707$381,7071

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