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Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,232,382Details
International Box Office $279,935Details
Worldwide Box Office $12,512,317
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After being dumped by his fiancée, aspiring writer Quincy Watson pens the ultimate how-to book on breaking up. When it becomes a smash bestseller, Quincy starts giving his cousin, Evan, choice tips on how towing the battle of the sexes. But when Evan's beautiful girlfriend Nikki gets wind of the plan, it's these players that end up getting played in this sexy comedy of errors about breaking up, breaking through, and breaking all the rules.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,501-4,600) 4,504 $12,232,382
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,401-8,500) 8,478 $279,935
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,766 $12,512,317

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$9,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 14th, 2004 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual material/humor and language
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Relationship Advice, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Breakup
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Quincy Watson

Supporting Cast

Morris Chestnut    Evan Fields
Gabrielle Union    Nicky Callas
Jennifer Esposito    Rita Monroe
Peter MacNicol    Philip Gascon
Patrick Cranshaw    Mr. Lynch
Bianca Lawson    Helen Sharp
Jill Ritchie    Amy
Octavia Spencer    Stylist
Samantha Nagel    Sandra/Executive Assistant
Grace Chan    Secretary
Danny Comden    Sam
Tate Taylor    Attendant
Bob Stephenson    Ticket Master
Gerald Emerick    TV Host
Amie Petersen    Girl
Faune Chambers    The Betty
Mario Carter    Man at Party
Ambrose Lamond Clayton    Man at Party
Trae Ireland    Man at Party
Trina Johnson    Woman at Party
Clyde Sherman    Man at Bar


Heather Headley    Herself

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

Production and Technical Credits

Daniel Taplitz    Screenwriter
Lisa Tornell    Producer
Paddy Cullen    Executive Producer
David Hennings    Director of Photography
Jerry Fleming    Production Designer
Robert Frazen    Editor
Marcus Miller    Composer
Peter Coquillard    Music Supervisor
Kim Davis-Wagner    Casting Director
Justine Baddeley    Casting Director
Kevin Halloran    Co-Producer
Todd Amateau    Assistant Director
Kevin Halloran    Unit Production Manager
Bonnie Weis    Production Supervisor
Peter Borck    Art Director
Betty Berberian    Set Decorator
Isis Mussenden    Costume Designer
Mari Grimaud    Costume Supervisor
David Chornow    Sound Mixer
Steven Ticknor    Re-recording Mixer
Steven Ticknor    Supervising Sound Editor
Stephen Hunter Flick    Dialogue Editor
Jay Duerr    Music Editor
LaLette Littlejohn    Make up
Joanetta Stowers    Make up
Kimberly Kimble    Hairstylist
Jasmine Kimble    Hairstylist
Ethan Jensen    Stunt Coordinator

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

DVD Releases for October 12, 2004

October 11th, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section, including the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week Ren & Stimpy - The Complete First and Second Seasons - Buy from Amazon. More...

Double the Fun for Shrek 2

May 28th, 2004

With the buzz around this week's new wide releases less than impressive, Shrek 2 should repeat as winner at the box office. And at least one, and possibly both, of the wide releases could be D.O.A. More...

Is it Time to Panic?

May 21st, 2004

Shrek 2 didn't get off to as solid a start as predicted and without any other wide releases this week we could be in trouble. But there may be mitigating circumstances that will help the box office this weekend. More...

Slight Setback at the Top of the Charts

May 17th, 2004

Both opening films were unable to reach expectations and because of this we saw a relatively flat performance week-to-week of just 6.8%. And compared to last year's monster opening for The Matrix Reloaded this year was down an amazing 26.5%. Year to date now has 2004 up by just 1.2%, half the estimated ticket price inflation and unless Shrek 2 opens huge next weekend this year will dip below last year's pace. More...

Summer Should Start to Simmer

May 14th, 2004

This week looks reasonably stronger than last week, but nothing like this time last year when The Matrix Reloaded opened. Still, as long as we can see significant growth each weekend in May, then 2003 should maintain its lead on 2004. More...

Movie Websites Launches for May 7 - May 13

May 13th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, The Chronicles of Riddick - Official Site . If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

2004 Summer Preview - Part 2: May

May 4th, 2004

May marks the start of Summer, at least according to the movie industry. And while Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of Summer, the first weekend in May is becoming increasingly important. So it's no surprise that there are 8 movies set for wide released during the upcoming month. ... Wait a minute; that can't be right. With just 8 movies opening each week there will be the potential blockbuster and the counter-programming movie, thereby maximizing profits. Obviously this has to change. More...

Movie Websites Launches for Aril 23 - April 29

April 29th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Mean Girls - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

New Movie Release Dates

March 5th, 2004

This week's round of new movie release information includes the announcement of a big screen adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and new dates for Surviving Christmas and The Polar Express among many, many others. If you hear of a change in date, please email us at More...

New Movie Release Dates

January 23rd, 2004

Each week, the studios do another dance, shuffling around the release dates of their movies in an effort to best position themselves for future success. This week sees the sudden disappearance of Mindhunters from the schedules and new release dates for Raising Helen, Mr. 3000, The Clearing, Wicker Park, Beauty Shop, Amityville, The Notebook, Secret Window, 13 Going on 30 and Breakin' All the Rules. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/05/14 5 $5,088,577   1,318 $3,861   $5,088,577 1
2004/05/21 6 $2,845,368 -44% 1,318 $2,159   $9,053,501 2
2004/05/28 11 $846,691 -70% 890 $951   $10,762,956 3
2004/06/04 15 $300,373 -65% 273 $1,100   $11,516,048 4
2004/06/11 30 $111,566 -63% 109 $1,024   $11,740,428 5
2004/06/18 42 $47,215 -58% 53 $891   $11,827,301 6
2004/07/23 60 $26,060   35 $745   $12,232,382 11

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/05/14 4 $1,700,000   1,318 $1,290   $1,700,000 1
2004/05/15 5 $2,083,674 +23% 1,318 $1,581   $3,864,727 2
2004/05/16 5 $1,223,850 -41% 1,318 $929   $5,088,577 3
2004/05/17 5 $332,000 -73% 1,318 $252   $5,420,000 4
2004/05/18 6 $296,000 -11% 1,318 $225   $5,716,000 5
2004/05/19 6 $231,000 -22% 1,318 $175   $5,947,000 6
2004/05/20 6 $261,000 +13% 1,318 $198   $6,208,000 7
2004/05/21 6 $900,000 +245% 1,318 $683   $7,100,000 8
2004/05/22 6 $1,300,000 +44% 1,318 $986   $8,400,000 9
2004/05/23 6 $739,483 -43% 1,318 $561   $9,053,501 10
2004/05/24 7 $245,000 -67% 1,318 $186   $9,299,000 11
2004/05/25 7 $202,000 -18% 1,318 $153   $9,500,000 12
2004/05/26 7 $201,000 n/c 1,318 $153   $9,701,000 13
2004/05/27 7 $216,000 +7% 1,318 $164   $9,916,000 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/05/14 6 $6,208,133   1,318 $4,710   $6,208,133 1
2004/05/21 6 $3,708,132 -40% 1,318 $2,813   $9,916,265 2
2004/05/28 11 $1,299,410 -65% 890 $1,460   $11,215,675 3
2004/06/04 16 $413,187 -68% 273 $1,514   $11,628,862 4
2004/06/11 32 $151,224 -63% 109 $1,387   $11,780,086 5
2004/07/23 60 $26,060   35 $745   $12,232,382 11

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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