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Witless Protection (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,151,836Details
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $18,699,788 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $18,699,788
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
4% - Rotten
Audience
45% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,500,000
Domestic Releases: February 22nd, 2008 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: June 10th, 2008 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor
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Keywords: Corrupt Cops, Mafia
Source:Original Screenplay
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 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,975 $87,652 Mar 14, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,633 $251,818 Mar 7, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,212 $977,581 Feb 29, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,065 $2,116,692 Feb 22, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,170 1,333 Feb 22, 2008 3

Cast

Jenny McCarthy    Connie
Peter Stormare    Arthur Grimsley
Eric Roberts    Wilford Duvall
Ivana Milicevic    Madeleine
Dan Whitney    Deputy Larry Stalder
Joe Mantegna    Dr. Rondog 'Doc' Savage
Yaphet Kotto    Alonzo Mosely

DVD Sales - A New Day on the Sales Chart

June 23rd, 2008

New releases dominated the sales chart this week, taking four of the top five spots. That included The Bucket List, which earned first place with 1.10 million units sold and $17.98 million in revenue. More...

DVD Rentals - Jump to the Top

June 23rd, 2008

The top three rentals this week were all new releases, including Jumper, which landed in first place. More...

DVD Releases for June 10, 2008 - Part II

June 10th, 2008

A rain-delayed DVD Report this week. (We didn't have any flooding, nor was there any real wind damage, but the weather was severe enough to disrupt power at times and my internet connection was not as solid as it should be making working online nearly impossible at times.) It wouldn't have been too bad, but there's a massive list of releases this week, so many in fact, that I had to split the list into two. There aren't many first run releases, and nothing stands out as a must-have, or even a solid purchase. There are some contenders for DVD Pick of the Week, but to find them you have to head over to the TV on DVD department (Army Wives - The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon), the limited releases market (The Grand - Buy from Amazon), the classics category (High Noon - Buy from Amazon) or the foreign flicks (Invisible Target - Buy from Amazon). High Noon is the best of the group, but it is a double, or even triple-dip, and that costs it some points. I recommend picking up all four, but for DVD Pick of the Week, I'm going with Army Wives - The Complete First Season, which is a bit of a surprise as I didn't think I would enjoy the TV series as much as I did. More...

Semi-Pro Throws Up an Air Ball

March 4th, 2008

Good news, 2008 is still ahead of 2007's pace by a substantial margin. Bad news, the lead is shrinking. Over the past three days, overall box office earnings were $97 million, which was 12% lower than last weekend. More importantly it was 22% lower than the same weekend last year. 2008 still has an 8% lead over last year, $1.54 billion to $1.43 billion, but at this pace, that lead won't last until the end of the month. More...

Point has the (Ad)Vantage

February 25th, 2008

It was a rather predictable weekend with none of the films missing or beating expectations by huge margins. This led to $110 million in overall box office takings, which was down 21% from last weekend and 6% from the same weekend last year. It is not time to panic as 2008 is still leading 2007, but after a couple weeks of declines, the margin has been cut to 9%. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of February 22, 2008

February 23rd, 2008

Only nine movies were releases this week, and there were only six sites to review (not counting the one that crashed my browser). The three other wide releases each had respectable sites, but nothing that is really amazing and the flashier the site, the weakest content. Charlie Bartlett - Official Site was a previous award-winning site, and I see no reason to change that now. More...

Point has a Clear View of First Place

February 21st, 2008

There's only one truly wide release this week, but there are three other films aiming for a spot in the top ten. This means there's not much of a battle for top spot, and there will likely be a sizable drop-off at the box office. And even with last year showing some weakness during the weekend, it is not likely that 2008 will get back to its winning ways. More...

2008 Preview: February

February 1st, 2008

2008 got off to a faster than expected start with January helping the year to a 17.5% lead over 2007. It seems unlikely that February will be able to keep up that pace, but there are still enough releases that most avid moviegoers should find something to get excited about. Granted, this is partially due to the combination of the lead year and February 29th landing on a Friday. This means we have five weekends in February this year, something that only happens approximately once every 28 years, which explains the number of films. More...

Cast Updates - December 27, 2007

December 27th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Fly Me To the Moon, Justice League, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and more! More...

Cast Updates - October 18, 2007

October 18th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Miracle at St. Ana's, Star Trek XI, Wolverine, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - October 16, 2007

October 16th, 2007

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

New Movie US Release Dates - October 14, 2007

October 14th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Wolf Man, The Fast and the Furious 4, The Land of the Lost and more! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/02/22 13 $2,116,692   1,333 $1,588   $2,116,692 3
2008/02/29 16 $977,581 -54% 1,354 $722   $3,485,150 10
2008/03/07 28 $251,818 -74% 506 $498   $3,974,732 17
2008/03/14 40 $87,652 -65% 196 $447   $4,131,640 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/02/22 11 $667,018   1,333 $500   $667,018 1
2008/02/23 13 $978,943 +47% 1,333 $734   $1,645,961 2
2008/02/24 14 $470,731 -52% 1,333 $353   $2,116,692 3
2008/02/25 15 $96,939 -79% 1,333 $73   $2,213,631 4
2008/02/26 15 $98,910 +2% 1,333 $74   $2,312,541 5
2008/02/27 15 $98,981 n/c 1,333 $74   $2,411,522 6
2008/02/28 15 $96,047 -3% 1,333 $72   $2,507,569 7
2008/02/29 16 $286,825 +199% 1,354 $212   $2,794,394 8
2008/03/01 16 $468,349 +63% 1,354 $346   $3,262,743 9
2008/03/02 18 $222,407 -53% 1,354 $164   $3,485,150 10
2008/03/03 - $57,186 -74% 1,354 $42   $3,542,336 11
2008/03/04 18 $60,672 +6% 1,354 $45   $3,603,008 12
2008/03/05 18 $58,710 -3% 1,354 $43   $3,661,718 13
2008/03/06 18 $61,196 +4% 1,354 $45   $3,722,914 14
2008/03/07 - $73,802 +21% 506 $146   $3,796,716 15
2008/03/08 - $122,274 +66% 506 $242   $3,918,990 16
2008/03/09 - $55,742 -54% 506 $110   $3,974,732 17
2008/03/10 - $15,806 -72% 506 $31   $3,990,538 18

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/02/22 14 $2,507,569   1,333 $1,881   $2,507,569 7
2008/02/29 16 $1,215,345 -52% 1,354 $898   $3,722,914 14
2008/03/07 30 $321,074 -74% 506 $635   $4,043,988 21
2008/03/14 46 $107,848 -66% 196 $550   $4,151,836 28

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/15/20084272,121 272,121$5,094,105$5,094,1051
6/22/2008994,103-65% 366,224$1,861,357$6,955,4622
6/29/20082437,858-60% 404,082$773,920$7,729,3823
7/6/20082430,359-20% 434,441$663,456$8,392,8394

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