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The Answer Man (2009)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $26,676Details
International Box Office $22,499Details
Worldwide Box Office $49,175
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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 24th, 2009 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for language
Comparisons: vs. Conviction
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Leading Cast

   Arlen Faber

Supporting Cast

Lou Taylor Pucci    Kris Lucas
Olivia Thirlby    Anne
Kat Dennings    Dahlia
Nora Dunn    Terry Fraser
Tony Hale    Mailman
Annie Corley    Mrs. Gold
Max Antisell    Alex

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Production and Technical Credits


DVD Releases for November 3rd, 2009 - Part I

November 2nd, 2009

Another week with a large selection of great releases, including several contenders for DVD Pick of the Week. (There are also more than a few releases that could have been contenders, but the screeners still have not yet arrived. I fear they will all arrive on the same day and the sheer number of them will cause my head to explode.) The best new release this week is Food, Inc. on either DVD or Blu-ray. Classic releases like North By Northwest on Blu-ray and It's a Wonderful Life on Blu-ray are must haves, as is the James Bond Blu-ray Box Set. Despite there being more than a dozen releases this week where I'm still waiting for the screener to arrive, the list as still too long to fit on one page. The second part can be found here. More...

Per Theater Chart is In the Loop

July 28th, 2009

In the Loop lead the way on the per theater chart with an impressive average of $23,983, and with its reviews, it should be able to expand significantly. (500) Days of Summer landed in second place with an average of $19,244, which is about a third less than its opening weekend average. But it is now playing in 85 theaters, which is more than triple its opening weekend theater count, so this is a fantastic hold. Those were the only films to top $10,000 on the per theater chart, but The Ugly Truth came relatively close with $9,579. More...

This Week's New Movie Trailers at The Numbers

July 27th, 2009

Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of July 24th, 2009

July 26th, 2009

There were seven releases this week, including three wide releases. All three wide releases have websites that are at least average, with two have substantial extras, and one, G-Force's Official Site being worthy of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Limited Releases Have the Answer

July 24th, 2009

Summer is starting to come to a close on the limited release front, just as it is for wide releases. There are few releases in total, none of which seem destined to big hits theatrically, but two or three of them could find more receptive audiences on the home market. More...

Trailers for Movies Opening July 24, 2009

July 22nd, 2009

2009 Preview: July

July 1st, 2009

June gave us some unexpected hits in The Proposal and The Hangover, as well as expected hits like Up, not to mention the biggest hit of the year, so far, in Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen. However, despite this, 2009 lost a bit of ground to 2008, and this will likely continue this month, as this month last year saw the release of The Dark Knight. This year we have a couple of potential $300 million hits, but nothing likely to perform on that scale. Then again, I only predicted Dark Knight would make $250 million, so we could be surprised again this year. The box office is certainly hot, and is currently running more than 12% ahead of last year's pace. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2009/07/24 62 $12,998   6 $2,166   $12,998 1
2009/07/31 92 $2,831 -78% 2 $1,416   $22,420 2
2009/08/07 100 $1,929 -32% 3 $643   $25,589 3

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2009/07/24 64 $19,589   6 $3,265   $19,589 1
2009/07/31 92 $4,071 -79% 2 $2,036   $23,660 2
2009/08/07 95 $3,016 -26% 3 $1,005   $26,676 3

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