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Book Club (2018)

Book Club
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $68,163,184Details
International Box Office $11,247,319Details
Worldwide Box Office $79,410,503
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Diane is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey,” catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 18th, 2018 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: May 18th, 2018 (Wide), released as Knygų klubas (Lithuania)
May 18th, 2018 (Wide), released as Cuando ellas quieren (Mexico)
May 25th, 2018 (Wide), released as Книга за възрастни (Bulgaria)
May 25th, 2018 (Wide), released as Dámský klub (Czech Republic)
May 25th, 2018 (Wide) (Poland)
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Video Release: August 28th, 2018 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex-related material throughout, and for language.
(Rating bulletin 2525 (Cert #51545), 5/2/2018)
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Widow/Widower, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Relationships Gone Wrong, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: June Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Endeavor Films, Sine Qua Non
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 117 $10,071,681 May 25, 2018 10
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 168 $10,313,573 May 25, 2018 10
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 85 $13,121,160 May 25, 2018 10
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 99 $13,121,160 May 25, 2018 10

Leading Cast

   Diane
   Vivian
   Sharon
   Carol

Supporting Cast

Craig T. Nelson    Bruce
Andy Garcia    Mitchell
Don Johnson    Arthur
Richard Dreyfuss    George
Alicia Silverstone    Jill
Tommy Dewey    Scott
Katie Aselton    Adrianne
Ed Begley, Jr.    Tom
Wallace Shawn    Dr. Derek
Mircea Monroe    Cheryl

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Erin Simms    Screenwriter
Bill Holderman    Screenwriter
Bill Holderman    Producer
Erin Simms    Producer
Andrew Duncan    Producer
Alex Saks    Producer
Ted Deiker    Executive Producer
Alan Blomquist*    Executive Producer
Andrew Dunn    Director of Photography
Rachel O'Toole    Production Designer
Priscilla Nedd Friendly    Editor
Shay Cunliffe    Costume Designer
Susan Jacobs    Music Supervisor
Peter Nashel    Composer
Avy Kaufman    Casting Director
Kerry Barden    Casting Director
Paul Schnee    Casting Director

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Is Far from Wonderful

June 4th, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The overall weekend went about as well as expected. Unfortunately, that’s not good news. Solo: A Star Wars Story fell about as much as the average sophomore blockbuster film falls during a post-holiday weekend, earning first place with $29.40 million, while Deadpool 2 was the only other film to earn more than $20 million, landing in second with $23.18 million. The biggest new release of the week was Adrift with $11.60 million. The overall box office fell 42% from last weekend to just $106 million. To put this into perspective, this weekend last year, Wonder Woman opened with $103 million. That one movie made almost as much as the entire box office made this year. The year-over-year decline was 43%. Fortunately, 2018 is still ahead of 2017 by a sizable amount at 6.8% or $310 million at $4.94 billion to $4.63 billion and in a couple of weeks, 2018 should start winning again in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Estimates: Solo and Deadpool put New Releases In their Place

June 3rd, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

We predicted Solo: A Star Wars Story would earn about $30 million during its second weekend of release and it earned $29.3 million over the weekend. I’m calling that a victory. It did fall 65%, but this is a standard decline for a tentpole release after a holiday weekend. The film has $148.89 million after 10 days of release and is on pace to top $200 million domestically. Internationally it has $115.3 million, including $30.3 million this past weekend. It doesn’t open in Japan until the end of June, but once it does, it should reach $400 million worldwide. Had the film not needed extensive reshoots, this would have been enough to break even, eventually. More...

Weekend Predictions: Solo Will Have No Trouble Setting the New Releases Adrift

May 31st, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

While there are three wide releases coming out this week, Solo: A Star Wars Story should have no trouble remaining in top spot. In fact, Adrift is the only wide release that has a better than 50/50 shot at $10 million over the weekend. Action Point may or may not reach the top five. Meanwhile, there are some who think Upgrade will miss the Mendoza Line. This weekend last year, Wonder Woman opened with more than $100 million. The top ten won’t get there this year. 2018 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year competition. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Solo’s $100 million Opening still a Disappointment

May 30th, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Memorial Day long weekend is off its peak and its been a while since it was breaking records regularly. (Half of the top ten three-day and four-day records are a decade old or older.) That didn’t change this year, as Solo: A Star Wars Story missed expectations with $84.42 million / $103.02 million during its opening weekend. You can’t even claim it missed expectations because Deadpool 2 stole its thunder, as that film also fell faster than anticipated. Overall, the box office fell 13% from last weekend down to $182 million. This is still 29% higher than the same three-day weekend last year. If you include Monday, the weekend pulled in $226 million, which is about 27% higher than last year. Year-to-date, 2018 has a 8.3% / $370 million lead over 2017 at $4.79 billion to $4.42 billion. That lead will shrink in the next couple of weeks, but overall, 2018 is looking really healthy. More...

Weekend Estimates: Solo Opens Lower than Expected with $101 million, Still Dominates Competition

May 27th, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story opened with an estimated $83 million / $101 million over the three-day / four-day weekend. It had the best Memorial Day long weekend since 2014, when X-Men: Days of Future Past opened with $111 million over four days. In fact, this result is the fourth best Memorial Day long weekend opening in the past decade. That said, it was much lower than expected and some are calling it a box office failure. That’s complicated. The film was originally going to cost $150 million to make, making it the cheapest installment in the new Star Wars franchise. However, they reportedly had to reshoot 70% of the movie, which lifted the price to $250 million. The box office needed to break even during the film’s initial push into the home market rose from about $500 million to $650 million. And with an initial international debut of $65.0 million in 54 markets, this film is just not going to get there. The unending talk of behind-the-scenes trouble seems to have hurt the film’s box office chances and even its good reviews and its A minus from CinemaScore won’t be enough to turn things around. That said, it is far from a complete disaster and the franchise will continue, although it might be wise for Disney to not release so many installments in the franchise so quickly. Three in 18 months is a bit too much. This isn’t the MCU. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Latest Star Wars Release Open Solo or So High?

May 24th, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Memorial Day long weekend is usually a great weekend to open a big release. However, this year, Solo: A Star Wars Story is the wide release of the weekend. It will obviously open in first place, but how will it compare to the recent releases in the Star Wars franchise? Deadpool 2 will have no trouble earning second place and could by the end of the weekend be in the black. (It depends heavily on how much it cost to advertise, but I think its combined budget is around $200 million.) The only other film expected to make a dent at the box office is Avengers: Infinity War, which has already earned $600 million domestically. This weekend last year, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opened in first place with $62.98 million / $78.48 million. There are some who think Solo will double that. I’m not that bullish, but I do think Solo will lead 2018 to an easy win in the year-over-year competition. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Deadpool Dominates Box Office, But Can’t Compete with Original

May 22nd, 2018

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 didn’t live up to expectations at the box office, but you can’t really complain about a $125.51 million opening weekend. The other new releases were Book Club, which did acceptable business, while the less said about Show Dogs’ debut the better. Overall, the box office rose 51% from last weekend earning $209 million. This is 69% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2018 is now ahead of 2017 by a margin of $290 million or 7.0% at $4.49 billion to $4.20 billion. Because Infinity War opened a week earlier than usual, it has been hard to compare the overall box office, but now it is safe to say 2018 has a sizable lead over 2017, one that should grow next weekend as well. More...

Weekend Estimates: Deadpool Has Surprisingly Short Legs, Still Dominates with $125 million

May 20th, 2018

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 broke records during its previews and stumbled a little on Friday, before finishing the weekend with an estimated $125 million. That’s still a fantastic result, more than the $110 million it reportedly cost to make, and more than the total box office earned this weekend last year. That said, it is way below the $150 million many thought it would earn after the preview numbers were announced. This isn’t as good as Deadpool’s opening weekend; however, that film benefited from Valentine’s day landing on Sunday, while this film will get some help next weekend, as it is Memorial Day long weekend. Furthermore, both films earned nearly identical reviews and both films earned an A from CinemaScore, so this film's legs should be decent. We will have a better idea where it will end up next weekend. More...

Friday Estimates: Deadpool Stumbles a Bit, but Still Earns $53.3 million

May 19th, 2018

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 dominated the box office chart on Friday earning $53.3 million. However this is weaker than expected after it broke the record for previews by an R-rated film. After the film crushed that record, it looked like it would earn $150 million during its opening weekend. However, after earning $53.3 million on Friday, it looks like it won’t even match the original Deadpool’s opening weekend haul of $132.43 million. Granted, it should be close with $132 million and this is still a fantastic start, but it could be a bad omen for its legs. On the other hand, the film’s reviews are more than 80% positive and it earned a solid A from CinemaScore. We won’t know if the reviews and word-of-mouth will overtake the Fanboy Effect until the weekend estimates arrive tomorrow helping the film top its predecessor, but it is usually safe to bet on the Fanboy Effect. More...

Thursday Night Previews: The R in R-Rated Stands for Record

May 18th, 2018

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 got off to a record-breaking start on Thursday earning $18.6 million during its previews. This is the best previews for an R-rated film, topping It’s previous record of $13.5 million by a truly massive margin. The film’s reviews are excellent for a blockbuster and the film is now on track for $150 million, which was the very high end of expectations. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Deadpool Come Back to Life?

May 17th, 2018

Deadpool 2

May gets its first monster hit, as Deadpool 2 debuts in theaters this weekend. The film is earning impressive reviews and was widely expected to top the original's opening weekend. Neither of the two other new releases are expected to compete for first place, or even second place, as Avengers: Infinity War has that locked down. Book Club should open in third place with more than $10 million, but that’s not a guarantee. Meanwhile, Show Dogs’ buzz is so quiet that I’m have trouble coming up with a prediction. This weekend last year, Alien: Covenant opened in first place, but with only $36.16 million. If Deadpool 2 doesn’t top that opening night, then I will be shocked. In fact, Deadpool 2 should earn more by itself than the total box office from this weekend last year. More...

2018 Preview: May

May 1st, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

April was all about Avengers: Infinity War, which earned about as much during its opening weekend as the next two biggest films, A Quiet Place and Rampage, will earn in total. However, moving Infinity War to April has left a big gap for the first two weeks of May. It isn’t until Deadpool 2 debuts that we have a potential $100 million movie, while the week after Solo: A Star Wars Story closes the month on a strong note. Fortunately, both of those films are expected to earn more than $100 million during their opening weekends alone and combined could earn over $700 million domestically. Last May, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 helped the month get off to a fast start, but it was the only monster hit of the month. Infinity War opening a week early will mean the month will start slower, in terms of new releases, but Infinity War’s record-breaking debut should help 2018 come out ahead in the end. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/05/18 3 $13,582,231   2,781 $4,884   $13,582,231 1
2018/05/25 4 $10,071,681 -26% 2,810 $3,584   $32,279,691 2
2018/06/01 5 $7,039,033 -30% 3,169 $2,221   $47,555,781 3
2018/06/08 7 $4,285,456 -39% 3,169 $1,352   $56,959,580 4
2018/06/15 10 $1,827,492 -57% 1,656 $1,104   $61,977,585 5
2018/06/22 11 $953,955 -48% 672 $1,420   $64,693,167 6
2018/06/29 14 $671,039 -30% 505 $1,329   $66,124,671 7
2018/07/06 19 $433,208 -35% 374 $1,158   $67,172,334 8
2018/07/13 21 $286,685 -34% 311 $922   $67,791,123 9
2018/07/20 - $150,000 -48% 241 $622   $68,163,184 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/05/18 3 $4,785,260   2,781 $1,721   $4,785,260 1
2018/05/19 3 $4,755,874 -1% 2,781 $1,710   $9,541,134 2
2018/05/20 3 $4,041,097 -15% 2,781 $1,453   $13,582,231 3
2018/05/21 3 $1,901,377 -53% 2,781 $684   $15,483,608 4
2018/05/22 3 $2,802,312 +47% 2,781 $1,008   $18,285,920 5
2018/05/23 2 $2,049,298 -27% 2,781 $737   $20,335,218 6
2018/05/24 3 $1,872,792 -9% 2,781 $673   $22,208,010 7
2018/05/25 4 $2,717,879 +45% 2,810 $967   $24,925,889 8
2018/05/26 4 $3,581,989 +32% 2,810 $1,275   $28,507,878 9
2018/05/27 4 $3,771,813 +5% 2,810 $1,342   $32,279,691 10
2018/05/28 4 $3,049,479 -19% 2,810 $1,085   $35,329,170 11
2018/05/29 4 $1,960,360 -36% 2,810 $698   $37,289,530 12
2018/05/30 3 $1,665,043 -15% 2,810 $593   $38,954,573 13
2018/05/31 3 $1,562,175 -6% 2,810 $556   $40,516,748 14
2018/06/01 5 $2,107,631 +35% 3,169 $665   $42,624,379 15
2018/06/02 5 $2,752,600 +31% 3,169 $869   $45,376,979 16
2018/06/03 5 $2,178,802 -21% 3,169 $688   $47,555,781 17
2018/06/04 5 $1,091,320 -50% 3,169 $344   $48,647,101 18
2018/06/05 4 $1,667,381 +53% 3,169 $526   $50,314,482 19
2018/06/06 3 $1,282,439 -23% 3,169 $405   $51,596,921 20
2018/06/07 4 $1,077,203 -16% 3,169 $340   $52,674,124 21
2018/06/08 7 $1,261,613 +17% 3,169 $398   $53,935,737 22
2018/06/09 7 $1,652,084 +31% 3,169 $521   $55,587,821 23
2018/06/10 7 $1,371,759 -17% 3,169 $433   $56,959,580 24
2018/06/11 6 $685,677 -50% 3,169 $216   $57,645,257 25
2018/06/12 6 $1,007,715 +47% 3,169 $318   $58,652,972 26
2018/06/13 7 $846,232 -16% 3,169 $267   $59,499,204 27
2018/06/14 7 $650,889 -23% 3,169 $205   $60,150,093 28
2018/06/15 11 $606,566 -7% 1,656 $366   $60,756,659 29
2018/06/16 10 $726,679 +20% 1,656 $439   $61,483,338 30
2018/06/17 11 $494,247 -32% 1,656 $298   $61,977,585 31
2018/06/18 9 $384,952 -22% 1,656 $232   $62,362,537 32
2018/06/19 9 $542,671 +41% 1,656 $328   $62,905,208 33
2018/06/20 9 $455,760 -16% 1,656 $275   $63,360,968 34
2018/06/21 9 $378,244 -17% 1,656 $228   $63,739,212 35
2018/06/22 12 $263,160 -30% 672 $392   $64,002,372 36
2018/06/23 12 $394,762 +50% 672 $587   $64,397,134 37
2018/06/24 11 $296,033 -25% 672 $441   $64,693,167 38
2018/06/25 11 $163,104 -45% 672 $243   $64,856,271 39
2018/06/26 11 $222,092 +36% 672 $330   $65,078,363 40
2018/06/27 11 $198,559 -11% 672 $295   $65,276,922 41
2018/06/28 11 $176,710 -11% 672 $263   $65,453,632 42
2018/06/29 15 $181,847 +3% 505 $360   $65,635,479 43
2018/06/30 14 $263,237 +45% 505 $521   $65,898,716 44
2018/07/01 14 $225,955 -14% 505 $447   $66,124,671 45
2018/07/02 14 $139,966 -38% 505 $277   $66,264,637 46
2018/07/03 15 $157,532 +13% 505 $312   $66,422,169 47
2018/07/04 15 $189,837 +21% 374 $508   $66,612,006 48
2018/07/05 - $127,120 -33% 374 $340   $66,739,126 49
2018/07/06 - $136,102 +7% 374 $364   $66,875,228 50
2018/07/07 - $169,564 +25% 374 $453   $67,044,792 51
2018/07/08 - $127,542 -25% 374 $341   $67,172,334 52
2018/07/09 - $70,136 -45% 374 $188   $67,242,470 53
2018/07/10 - $102,164 +46% 374 $273   $67,344,634 54
2018/07/11 - $89,921 -12% 374 $240   $67,434,555 55
2018/07/12 - $69,883 -22% 374 $187   $67,504,438 56
2018/07/13 - $78,808 +13% 311 $253   $67,583,246 57
2018/07/14 - $115,589 +47% 311 $372   $67,698,835 58
2018/07/15 - $92,288 -20% 311 $297   $67,791,123 59
2018/07/16 - $47,362 -49% 311 $152   $67,838,485 60
2018/07/17 - $67,064 +42% 311 $216   $67,905,549 61
2018/07/18 - $56,324 -16% 311 $181   $67,961,873 62
2018/07/19 - $51,311 -9% 311 $165   $68,013,184 63
2018/07/20 - $44,000 -14% 241 $183   $68,057,184 64
2018/07/21 - $62,000 +41% 241 $257   $68,119,184 65
2018/07/22 - $44,000 -29% 241 $183   $68,163,184 66

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/05/18 3 $22,208,010   2,781 $7,986   $22,208,010 1
2018/05/25 4 $18,308,738 -18% 2,810 $6,516   $40,516,748 2
2018/06/01 5 $12,157,376 -34% 3,169 $3,836   $52,674,124 3
2018/06/08 7 $7,475,969 -39% 3,169 $2,359   $60,150,093 4
2018/06/15 10 $3,589,119 -52% 1,656 $2,167   $63,739,212 5
2018/06/22 11 $1,714,420 -52% 672 $2,551   $65,453,632 6
2018/06/29 15 $1,285,494 -25% 374 $3,437   $66,739,126 7
2018/07/06 19 $765,312 -40% 374 $2,046   $67,504,438 8
2018/07/13 21 $508,746 -34% 311 $1,636   $68,013,184 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 6/22/2018 $131,895 0 0 0 $338,798 7/16/2018
Brazil 6/15/2018 $184,827 0 0 0 $682,217 7/20/2018
Bulgaria 5/25/2018 $0 0 0 0 $112,676 7/10/2018
Czech Republic 5/25/2018 $40,459 75 75 236 $192,893 6/26/2018
France 6/8/2018 $416,000 0 0 0 $928,434 7/13/2018
Lithuania 5/18/2018 $6,648 68 68 145 $28,008 7/5/2018
Mexico 5/18/2018 $0 0 0 0 $2,362,890 6/25/2018
Poland 5/25/2018 $240,940 0 0 0 $875,348 6/25/2018
Russia (CIS) 6/28/2018 $67,037 420 420 643 $158,928 7/19/2018
Slovakia 5/25/2018 $34,446 59 59 139 $128,766 7/5/2018
Turkey 6/1/2018 $12,302 48 48 87 $39,539 7/4/2018
United Kingdom 6/1/2018 $962,941 518 535 2045 $5,398,822 7/20/2018
 
International Total$11,247,319 7/20/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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