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Wonder Boys (2000)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,389,454Details
International Box Office $14,033,031
Worldwide Box Office $33,422,485
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
81% - Certified Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 23rd, 2000 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for language and drug content
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: College, Coming of Age, Writer's Block, Writing and Writers
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Scott Rudin, Curtis Hanson
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 49th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 49 $9,461 Jan 26, 2001 341
Biggest 48th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 51 $18,499 Jan 19, 2001 334
Biggest 47th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 49 $21,868 Jan 12, 2001 327
Biggest 46th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 52 $21,376 Jan 5, 2001 320
Biggest 45th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 62 $18,634 Dec 29, 2000 313
Biggest 44th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 61 $19,143 Dec 22, 2000 306
Biggest 43rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 57 $23,720 Dec 15, 2000 299
Biggest 42nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 49 $38,346 Dec 8, 2000 292
Biggest 41st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 43 $53,713 Dec 1, 2000 285
Biggest 40th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 42 $63,884 Nov 24, 2000 278
Biggest 39th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 39 $68,485 Nov 17, 2000 271
Biggest 38th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 32 $87,505 Nov 10, 2000 264
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,705 $6,655 May 19, 2000 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,160 $6,058 May 12, 2000 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,223 $11,004 May 5, 2000 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,095 $25,146 Apr 28, 2000 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,196 $39,541 Apr 21, 2000 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,843 $28,631 Apr 14, 2000 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,196 $102,011 Apr 7, 2000 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,991 $225,427 Mar 31, 2000 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,695 $606,017 Mar 24, 2000 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,780 $1,186,526 Mar 17, 2000 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,497 $2,612,849 Mar 10, 2000 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,518 $4,053,266 Mar 3, 2000 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,691 $5,808,919 Feb 25, 2000 5
Widest Opening Weekend 3,305 1,253 Feb 25, 2000 5

Cast

   Professor Grady Tripp
Tobey Maguire    James Leer
Frances McDormand    Chancellor Sara Gaskell
Katie Holmes    Hannah Green
Rip Torn    Quentin "Q" Morewood
Robert Downey, Jr.    Terry Crabtree
Jane Adams    Oola
Philip Bosco    Hank Winters
Richard Thomas    Walter Gaskell
Richard Knox    Vernon Hardapple
Michael Cavadias    Miss Sloviak
Alan Tudyk    Traxler
George Grizzard    Fred Leer
Kelly Bishop    Amanda Leer
Bill Velin    Officer Pupcik
Charis Michelsen    Carrie
Yusuf Gatewood    Howard
June Hildreth    Emily's Mother
Elisabeth Granli    Emily, Photo
Richard Hidlebird    Hi-Hat Bouncer
Bingo O'Malley    Wordfest Party Guest
Patricia Cray    Wordfest Party Guest
Marita Golden    Wordfest Party Guest
Victor Quinaz    Wordfest Party Guest
James Ellroym    Wordfest Party Guest
Lenora Nemetz    Wordfest Party Gues
Tracey D. Turner    Wordfest Party Guest
James Kisicki    Wordfest Party Guest
Rob McElhenney    Student
Anika Bobb    Student
Katherine Sweeney    Student

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Scott Rudin
Producer    Curtis Hanson
Screenwriter    Steve Kloves
Based on the novel by    Michael Chabon
Executive Producer    Ned Dowd
Executive Producer    Adam Schroeder
Cinematographer    Dante Spinotti
Production Designer    Jeannine Oppewall
Editor    Dede Allen
Costume Designer    Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
Composer    Christopher Young
Music Supervisor    Carol Fenelon
Associate Producer    Lisa Grundy
Assistant Director    Douglas C. Metzger
Unit Production Manager    Zane Weiner
Art Director    Don Woodruff
Set Decorator    Jay R. Hart
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jerry Pooler
Special Effects Coordinator    John D. Milinac
Costume Supervisor    Kendall Errair
Additional Editor    Craig Kitson
Sound Mixer    Kirk Francis
Re-recording Mixer    Christopher Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Barlett
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Smith
Supervising Sound Editor    Dennis Drummond
Supervising Sound Editor    David Giammarco
Dialogue Editor    Kim Drummond
Dialogue Editor    Mark Yardas
Supervising Music Editor    Thomas Milano
Music Editor    Tanya Noel Hill
Makeup (Supervisor)    Michal Bigger
Makeup    Kymbra Callaghan
Makeup    Allen Weisinger
Hairstylist (Supervisor)    Aaron F. Quarles
Hairstylist    Sacha P. Quarles
Song "Things Have Changed"    Bob Dylan
Casting Director    Mali Finn
Casting Associate    Emily Schweber
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Imada

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
2000/02/25 7 $5,808,919   1,253 $4,636   $5,856,853 5
2000/03/03 8 $4,053,266 -30% 1,504 $2,695   $11,372,006 12
2000/03/10 12 $2,612,849 -36% 1,509 $1,732   $14,967,348 19
2000/03/17 17 $1,186,526 -55% 1,458 $814   $16,930,982 26
2000/03/24 19 $606,017 -49% 1,210 $501   $17,927,842 33
2000/03/31 28 $225,427 -63% 498 $453   $18,381,037 40
2000/04/07 35 $102,011 -55% 224 $455   $18,543,764 47
2000/04/14 63 $28,631 -72% 110 $260   $18,604,882 54
2000/04/21 57 $39,541 +38% 88 $449   $18,659,932 61
2000/04/28 69 $25,146 -36% 74 $340   $18,697,332 68
2000/05/05 80 $11,004 -56% 31 $355   $18,718,308 75
2000/05/12 96 $6,058 -45% 17 $356   $18,727,418 82
2000/05/19 85 $6,655 +10% 11 $605   $18,735,422 89
2000/11/10 39 $87,505   15 $5,834   $18,838,207 264
2000/11/17 41 $68,485 -22% 12 $5,707   $18,945,558 271
2000/11/24 41 $63,884 -7% 12 $5,324   $19,045,347 278
2000/12/01 41 $53,713 -16% 12 $4,476   $19,122,073 285
2000/12/08 46 $38,346 -29% 17 $2,256   $19,181,714 292
2000/12/15 53 $23,720 -38% 14 $1,694   $19,217,251 299
2000/12/22 46 $19,143 -19% 12 $1,595   $19,247,062 306
2000/12/29 52 $18,634 -3% 11 $1,694   $19,284,952 313
2001/01/05 51 $21,376 +15% 13 $1,644   $19,315,014 320
2001/01/12 53 $21,868 +2% 10 $2,187   $19,347,156 327
2001/01/19 55 $18,499 -15% 10 $1,850   $19,371,621 334
2001/01/26 67 $9,461 -49% 2 $4,731   $19,389,454 341

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/02/25 6 $1,578,000   1,250 $1,262   $1,578,000 3
2000/02/26 7 $2,559,000 +62% 1,250 $2,047   $4,137,000 4
2000/02/27 7 $1,461,000 -43% 1,253 $1,166   $5,856,853 5
2000/02/28 5 $352,286 -76% 1,253 $281   $6,209,139 6
2000/02/29 6 $373,603 +6% 1,253 $298   $6,582,742 7
2000/03/01 7 $358,213 -4% 1,253 $286   $6,940,955 8
2000/03/02 7 $377,785 +5% 1,253 $302   $7,318,740 9
2000/03/03 7 $1,234,000 +227% 1,505 $820   $8,553,000 10
2000/03/04 8 $2,134,000 +73% 1,505 $1,418   $10,687,000 11
2000/03/05 12 $951,000 -55% 1,504 $632   $11,372,006 12
2000/03/06 10 $243,077 -74% 1,504 $162   $11,615,083 13
2000/03/07 11 $254,050 +5% 1,504 $169   $11,869,133 14
2000/03/08 9 $243,584 -4% 1,504 $162   $12,112,717 15
2000/03/09 10 $240,000 -1% 1,504 $160   $12,350,000 16
2000/03/13 13 $177,246   1,509 $117   $15,144,594 20
2000/03/14 13 $205,638 +16% 1,509 $136   $15,350,232 21
2000/03/15 13 $195,067 -5% 1,509 $129   $15,545,299 22
2000/03/16 13 $199,157 +2% 1,509 $132   $15,744,456 23
2000/03/19 15 $307,000   1,458 $211   $16,930,982 26
2000/03/20 15 $98,626 -68% 1,458 $68   $17,029,608 27
2000/03/21 15 $114,250 +16% 1,458 $78   $17,143,858 28
2000/03/22 16 $93,016 -19% 1,458 $64   $17,236,674 29
2000/03/26 16 $102,000   1,210 $84   $17,927,842 33
2000/03/27 16 $52,956 -48% 1,210 $44   $17,980,798 34
2000/03/28 16 $59,042 +11% 1,210 $49   $18,039,840 35
2000/03/29 16 $58,310 -1% 1,210 $48   $18,098,150 36
2000/03/30 16 $57,460 -1% 1,210 $47   $18,155,610 37
2001/01/15 51 $3,801   10 $380   $19,347,156 328

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/02/25 7 $7,270,806   1,253 $5,803   $7,318,740 9
2000/03/03 10 $5,035,759 -31% 1,504 $3,348   $12,354,499 16
2000/03/10 13 $3,389,957 -33% 1,509 $2,246   $15,744,456 23
2000/03/17 17 $1,577,369 -53% 1,458 $1,082   $17,321,825 30
2000/03/24 19 $833,785 -47% 1,210 $689   $18,155,610 37
2000/03/31 28 $286,143 -66% 498 $575   $18,441,753 44
2000/04/07 37 $134,498 -53% 224 $600   $18,576,251 51
2000/04/14 64 $44,140 -67% 110 $401   $18,620,391 58
2000/04/21 61 $51,795 +17% 88 $589   $18,672,186 65
2000/04/28 71 $35,118 -32% 74 $475   $18,707,304 72
2000/05/05 83 $14,056 -60% 31 $453   $18,721,360 79
2000/05/12 96 $7,407 -47% 17 $436   $18,728,767 86
2000/11/10 40 $126,371   15 $8,425   $18,877,073 268
2000/11/17 40 $104,390 -17% 12 $8,699   $18,981,463 275
2000/11/24 42 $86,897 -17% 12 $7,241   $19,068,360 282
2000/12/01 39 $75,008 -14% 12 $6,251   $19,143,368 289
2000/12/08 47 $50,163 -33% 17 $2,951   $19,193,531 296
2000/12/15 43 $34,388 -31% 14 $2,456   $19,227,919 303
2000/12/22 47 $38,399 +12% 12 $3,200   $19,266,318 310
2000/12/29 51 $27,320 -29% 11 $2,484   $19,293,638 317
2001/01/05 52 $31,650 +16% 13 $2,435   $19,325,288 324
2001/01/12 51 $27,834 -12% 10 $2,783   $19,353,122 331
2001/01/19 55 $26,871 -3% 10 $2,687   $19,379,993 338
2001/01/26 71 $9,461 -65% 2 $4,731   $19,389,454 345

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