Young Adult

Young Adult poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,311,571Details
International Box Office $6,438,785
Worldwide Box Office $22,750,356
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,212,698 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $858,475 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $4,071,173
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Synopsis

Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature, returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart. When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate who hasnít quite gotten over high school, either.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
80% - Certified Fresh
Audience
49% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Theatrical Release: December 9th, 2011 (Exclusive) by Paramount Pictures
December 16th, 2011 (Expands Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: March 13th, 2012 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2196, 11/2/2011)
Keywords: Writing and Writers, Delayed Adulthood, Mid-Life Crisis, You Can't Go Home Again, Romance, Addiction, Relationships Gone Wrong, Divorcée Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Blu-ray Sales: Tintin Finds First Spot

The Adventures of Tintin led all new releases and took top spot on the Blu-ray sales chart. It sold 504,000 units and generated $11.09 million in opening week sales. This represents an opening Blu-ray share of very nearly 50%, which is an excellent start for a kids film. More...

DVD Sales: Happy Feet's Debut Puts a Smile on Your Face

Like last week, new releases dominated the DVD sales chart this week with three new releases topping the chart. The best of the best was Happy Feet Two with 896,000 units / $13.43 million during its first week on the home market. The film struggled at the box office, so this start on the home market is better than expected. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 13th, 2012

There are two themes this week. The first is Awards Season. There are no fewer than half a dozen Award Season players on this week's list, although one was a late review. Speaking of late reviews, that's the other theme on this week's list, as there are no fewer than eight releases on this week's list where I'm waiting for the screener to arrive. (This includes Wizards which arrived on Monday; however, screeners need to arrive by Friday if I'm to get the review done on time.) Unfortunately, there's a lot of crossover among these two groups and a few Pick of the Week candidates are late. For instance, My Week with Marilyn and Melancholia fit into both groups. Other screeners I'm waiting for that could be Pick of the Week are Wallace & Gromit: World of Invention and the aforementioned Wizards: 35th Anniversary Blu-ray, while The Guild: Season Five was up for that honor as well. However, in the end I went with The Descendants on Blu-ray Combo Pack. More...

Awards Season: WGAs Welcome Same Group of Nominees

The latest round of major nominations were released today with the WGA nominations. Like much of the rest of the previous announcements, the only surprise was the lack of surprises. Four of the five Original Screenplays earned other nominations in that category or other guild nominations. That number rises to five out of five for Adapted Screenplays. There's little doubt about what films are Oscar contenders at this point. The Documentary films category is a little more contentious, but it usually is. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office a Mere Shadow of Former Glory

Well, serves me right for being optimistic. The box office was again filled with disappointments and both wide releases missed expectations, which is bad. They missed expectations by a combined $30 million, which is a disaster. I was going to say, "At least it wasn't as bad as last week!", but that's damning it with faint praise. The overall box office did grow by 57% to $118 million; however, since last weekend was the worse weekend in a few years, this not a reason to celebrate. Compared to last year, the drop-off was 12%. With two weeks left in the year, 2011 is behind 2010's pace by 4% at $9.71 billion to $10.12 billion with no hope of catching up. At this point, the only thing to do is looking forward to 2012 and hope the slump we are in now doesn't extend past the new year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Holidays Finally Begin?

The box office has given us disappointment after disappointment for a long time. It is getting to the point where no matter how strong a film looks on paper, I expect it to struggle at the box office. This week, we have three or four major releases, depending on how you define things. Both Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows are opening in roughly 3,700 theaters, while Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol is opening in 400 theaters and Young Adult is expanding into nearly 1,000 theaters. All four films should place within the top five. They should also do well when compared to last year's batch of new releases / expansions. The best new release from this week last year was Tron: Legacy, which made $44 million. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows should top that with ease, and the combined strength of the rest should help 2011 earn a solid win. Then again, I've said that before recently and ended up being disappointed the following Monday. More...

Awards Season: Globes Reward Artistic Intent

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the Awards Season picture started to look a whole lot clearer. The Artist led the way with six nominations, while The Descendents and The Help were right behind with five apiece. More...

Per Theater Chart: Tailor Made for Success

Three new releases were able to reached the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, while there were three holdovers that were able to join them. Leading the way was Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with an outstanding average of $77,641 in four theaters. Young Adult opened with nearly the same total, but was playing in eight theaters giving it an average of $38,783. We Need to Talk About Kevin earned $24,587 in one theater during its Oscar qualifying run. A Dangerous Method spent its third weekend in the $10,000 club with an average of $19,234 in four theaters. However, it has seen in per theater average cut by more than half since its opening, and it has yet to expand. The Artist has also seen its per theater average fall, but it expanded its theater count to sixteen this past weekend and still earned an average of $18,460. It is already an art house success and will soon start earning some measure of mainstream success. Shame more than doubled its theater count, but hung onto a spot in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,496 in 21 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: New Year's Eve Brings No Cheer

A dismal weekend is predicted all round this weekend, and the total box office is set to record its poorest score in three years, and its worst December weekend in over a decade. With Breaking Dawn, Part 1 continuing its rapid decline, and no hits coming out since, the top of the chart has a decidedly anemic look to it. New Year's Eve will be top with around $13.7 million, a number that is miles behind last year's $56.3 million debut for Valentine's Day. The Sitter will come second with $10 million, which is less of an embarrassment, given its edgier nature, but still well below par. More...

Limited Releases: Tinker, Tailor, Nominee, Winner?

It's an excellent week for limited releases with several films earning reviews that are strong enough to suggest they can thrive in limited release (Tomatometer Scores of 80% positive or more). There are even a few that have reviews that are strong enough to suggest they will be players during Awards Season. Of these, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy probably has the best shot at winning awards, but Young Adult likely has the best shot at mainstream success. More...

2011 Preview: December

Well... game over. At the beginning of November, 2011's total box office was $340 million behind 2010's pace. We needed that gap to be closed significantly by the end of the month, but it actually grew wider. So now that there's virtually no chance that 2011 will avoid a year-over-year decline at the box office, not unless there's a surprise Avatar coming out this month. But is there at least some hope for the next four weeks? Last December six films reach $100 million, including one that opened in limited release and expanded wide, but none reached $200 million. This year, four are practically sure bets at $100 million, including one or two that could reach $200 million. Plus, there are four others that should make between $75 million and $100 million. I doubt all of them will reach the century mark, but if one did, it wouldn't be a shock. Then there's a couple of limited releases that should expand wide and, maybe, if one of them becomes the big play during Awards Season, it could reach $100 million as well. Even if every film beat expectations, 2011 won't come out ahead. But maybe if enough do, we can at least end the year on a high note. Unfortunately it has come down to that. Instead of talking about the box office record being broken, we are hoping 2011 doesn't end on yet another sour note. More...

Cast

Charlize Theron    Mavis Gary
Patrick Wilson    Buddy Shale
Patton Oswalt    Matt Freehauf
Elizabeth Reaser    Beth Shale
Collette Wolfe    Sandra Freehauf
Jill Eikenberry    Hedda Gary
Richard Bekins    David Gary
Mary Beth Hurt    Jan
Kate Nowlin    Mary Ellen Trantowski
Jenny Dare Paulin    Nipple Confusion Bassist
Rebecca Hart    Nipple Confusion Bassist
Louisa Krause    Front Desk Girl
Elizabeth Ward Land    Sales Lady
Brian McElhaney    Book Associate
Hettienne Park    Vicki
John Forest    Wheelchair Mike
Brady Smith    Date Man
Timothy Young    Champions Server
Erin Darke    Teen Employee
Jee Young Han    Teen Server
Ella Rae Peck    Girl
Aleisha Lanae Allen    Girl
Matt Wilson    Teenage Clerk
Orlagh Cassidy    Party Guest
Charles Techman    Parking Attendant

Production and Technical Credits

Casting    Suzanne Smith
Casting    Jessica Kelly
Co-Producer    Kelli Konop
Co-Producer    Mary Lee
Co-Producer    Beth Kono
Line Producer    Brian Bell
Music Supervisor    Linda Cohen
Composer    Rolfe Kent
Costume Designer    David Robinson
Editor    Dana E. Glauberman
Production Designer    Kevin Thompson
Director of Photography    Eric Steelberg
Executive Producer    Nathan Kahane
Executive Producer    John Malkovich
Executive Producer    Steven Rales
Executive Producer    Helen Estabrook
Producer    Lianne Halfon
Producer    Russell Smith
Producer    Diablo Cody
Producer    Mason Novick
Producer    Jason Reitman
Screenwriter    Diablo Cody
Director    Jason Reitman

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/09 - $89,660   8 $11,208   $89,660 1
2011/12/10 - $125,036 +39% 8 $15,630   $214,696 2
2011/12/11 - $95,567 -24% 8 $11,946   $310,263 3
2011/12/12 - $35,299 -63% 8 $4,412   $345,562 4
2011/12/13 - $31,839 -10% 8 $3,980   $377,401 5
2011/12/14 - $31,413 -1% 8 $3,927   $408,814 6
2011/12/15 - $31,110 -1% 8 $3,889   $439,924 7
2011/12/16 7 $1,089,945 +3,404% 986 $1,105   $1,529,869 8
2011/12/17 11 $1,392,602 +28% 986 $1,412   $2,922,471 9
2011/12/18 10 $920,612 -34% 986 $934   $3,843,083 10
2011/12/19 10 $417,506 -55% 986 $423   $4,260,589 11
2011/12/20 11 $421,722 +1% 986 $428   $4,682,311 12
2011/12/21 13 $351,843 -17% 986 $357   $5,034,154 13
2011/12/22 13 $375,294 +7% 986 $381   $5,409,448 14
2011/12/23 15 $513,383 +37% 987 $520   $5,922,831 15
2011/12/24 13 $346,517 -33% 987 $351   $6,269,348 16
2011/12/25 11 $886,550 +156% 987 $898   $7,155,898 17
2011/12/26 13 $920,290 +4% 987 $932   $8,076,188 18
2011/12/27 14 $657,210 -29% 987 $666   $8,733,398 19
2011/12/28 14 $622,428 -5% 987 $631   $9,355,826 20
2011/12/29 14 $613,312 -1% 987 $621   $9,969,138 21
2011/12/30 14 $759,865 +24% 987 $770   $10,729,003 22
2011/12/31 13 $577,812 -24% 987 $585   $11,306,815 23
2012/01/01 12 $754,956 +31% 987 $765   $12,061,771 24
2012/01/02 13 $607,481 -20% 987 $615   $12,669,252 25
2012/01/03 11 $301,218 -50% 987 $305   $12,970,470 26
2012/01/04 11 $257,534 -15% 987 $261   $13,228,004 27
2012/01/05 12 $238,500 -7% 987 $242   $13,466,504 28
2012/01/06 - $397,688 +67% 830 $479   $13,864,192 29
2012/01/07 - $564,670 +42% 830 $680   $14,428,862 30
2012/01/08 - $318,989 -44% 830 $384   $14,747,851 31
2012/01/09 - $114,208 -64% 830 $138   $14,862,059 32
2012/01/10 - $151,367 +33% 830 $182   $15,013,426 33
2012/01/11 - $133,887 -12% 830 $161   $15,147,313 34
2012/01/12 - $128,514 -4% 830 $155   $15,275,827 35
2012/01/13 - $125,630 -2% 387 $325   $15,401,457 36
2012/01/14 - $171,299 +36% 387 $443   $15,572,756 37
2012/01/15 - $133,224 -22% 387 $344   $15,705,980 38
2012/01/16 - $95,730 -28% 387 $247   $15,801,710 39
2012/01/17 - $48,581 -49% 387 $126   $15,850,291 40
2012/01/18 - $43,007 -11% 387 $111   $15,893,298 41
2012/01/19 - $43,937 +2% 387 $114   $15,937,235 42
2012/01/20 - $37,891 -14% 150 $253   $15,975,126 43
2012/01/21 - $68,091 +80% 150 $454   $16,043,217 44
2012/01/22 - $32,231 -53% 150 $215   $16,075,448 45
2012/01/23 - $13,246 -59% 150 $88   $16,088,694 46
2012/01/24 - $14,800 +12% 150 $99   $16,103,494 47
2012/01/25 - $16,857 +14% 150 $112   $16,120,351 48
2012/01/26 - $15,854 -6% 150 $106   $16,136,205 49
2012/01/27 - $16,329 +3% 87 $188   $16,152,534 50
2012/01/28 - $26,658 +63% 87 $306   $16,179,192 51
2012/01/29 - $14,170 -47% 87 $163   $16,193,362 52
2012/01/30 - $4,830 -66% 87 $56   $16,198,192 53
2012/01/31 - $5,874 +22% 87 $68   $16,204,066 54
2012/02/01 - $5,329 -9% 87 $61   $16,209,395 55
2012/02/02 - $4,978 -7% 87 $57   $16,214,373 56
2012/02/03 - $6,644 +33% 58 $115   $16,221,017 57
2012/02/04 - $9,931 +49% 58 $171   $16,230,948 58
2012/02/05 - $3,439 -65% 58 $59   $16,234,387 59
2012/02/06 - $2,004 -42% 58 $35   $16,236,391 60
2012/02/07 - $2,479 +24% 58 $43   $16,238,870 61
2012/02/08 - $2,640 +6% 58 $46   $16,241,510 62
2012/02/09 - $2,656 +1% 58 $46   $16,244,166 63
2012/02/10 - $3,611 +36% 35 $103   $16,247,777 64
2012/02/11 - $6,771 +88% 35 $193   $16,254,548 65
2012/02/12 - $2,964 -56% 35 $85   $16,257,512 66
2012/02/13 - $1,227 -59% 35 $35   $16,258,739 67
2012/02/14 - $2,334 +90% 35 $67   $16,261,073 68
2012/02/15 - $2,613 +12% 35 $75   $16,263,686 69
2012/02/16 - $2,525 -3% 35 $72   $16,266,211 70
2012/02/17 - $7,884 +212% 87 $91   $16,274,095 71
2012/02/18 - $11,588 +47% 87 $133   $16,285,683 72
2012/02/19 - $9,350 -19% 87 $107   $16,295,033 73
2012/02/20 - $5,269 -44% 87 $61   $16,300,302 74
2012/02/21 - $4,021 -24% 87 $46   $16,304,323 75
2012/02/22 - $3,720 -7% 87 $43   $16,308,043 76
2012/02/23 - $3,528 -5% 87 $41   $16,311,571 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/12/09 18 $310,263   8 $38,783   $310,263 3
2011/12/16 10 $3,403,159 +997% 986 $3,451   $3,843,083 10
2011/12/23 14 $1,746,450 -49% 987 $1,769   $7,155,898 17
2011/12/30 13 $2,092,633 +20% 987 $2,120   $12,061,771 24
2012/01/06 16 $1,281,347 -39% 830 $1,544   $14,747,851 31
2012/01/13 26 $430,153 -66% 387 $1,112   $15,705,980 38
2012/01/20 34 $138,213 -68% 150 $921   $16,075,448 45
2012/01/27 43 $57,157 -59% 87 $657   $16,193,362 52
2012/02/03 51 $20,014 -65% 58 $345   $16,234,387 59
2012/02/10 64 $13,346 -33% 35 $381   $16,257,512 66
2012/02/17 61 $28,822 +116% 87 $331   $16,295,033 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/18/20121579,209 79,209$1,424,970$1,424,9701
3/25/20122427,692-65% 106,901$498,179$1,923,1492

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/18/20121611,970 11,970$275,196$275,1961

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