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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,007,718Details
International Box Office $17,006,087Details
Worldwide Box Office $33,013,805
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$29,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 31st, 2002 (Limited) by Miramax
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and violence
Running Time: 113 minutes
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Keywords: Secret Agent, TV Industry, Performing Arts, Directing Yourself, Based on an UNTRUE Story, Biography, Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Gratuitous Cameos, Hitmen, Same Role, Multiple Actors, Film Noir, Breaking the Fourth Wall
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Mad Chance
Production Countries: Canada,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Theater Average 36th Weekend 84 $1,382 Sep 5, 2003 251
Theater Average 35th Weekend 11 $5,791 Aug 29, 2003 244
Theater Average 34th Weekend 11 $5,047 Aug 22, 2003 237
Theater Average 33rd Weekend 10 $6,269 Aug 15, 2003 230
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day) 114 $5,833,052 Jan 24, 2003 27
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 131 $8,677,028 Jan 24, 2003 27
Top 2002 Theater Average 35 $21,800 Jan 3, 2003 6

Leading Cast

   Chuck Barris

Supporting Cast

Drew Barrymore    Penny
George Clooney    CIA Agent Jim Byrd
Julia Roberts    Patricia Watson
Rutger Hauer    Keeler
Maggie Gyllenhaal    Debbie
Robert John Burke    Instructor Jenks
Jennifer Hall    Georgia
Kristen Wilson    Loretta
John Todd Anderson    Stud Bachelor
Carlos Carrasco    Brazioni
Emilio Rivera    Benitez
Daniel Zacapa    Renda
Krista Allen    Pretty Woman
Michael Ensign    Oliver
James Urbaniak    Rod Flexner
Michelle Sweeney    Housekeeper
Chelsea Ceci    Tuvia, 8 Years
Michael Cera    Chuck, Age 8 and 11
Aimee Rose Ambroziak    Chuck's Date #1
Isabelle Blais    Chuck's Date #2
Melissa Carter    Chuck's Date #3
Ilona Elkin    Georgia's Girlfriend
Sean Tucker    Barfly
David Hirsch    Freddie Cannon
Jerry Weintraub    Larry Goldberg
Frank Fontaine    ABC Executive
Rachelle Lefevre    Tuvia, 25 Years
Gene Gene Patton    Actual Gene Gene
Barbara Bacci    Woman in Veil
Janet Lane    Blonde Bachelorette
Shaun Balbar    Beanpole Bachelor
Jeff Lefebvre    Frizzy Hair Bachelor
Christian Paul    Black Bachelor
Michael Filipowich    Handsome Bachelor
Samantha Banton    Black Bachelorette
Steve Adams    Dating Game Director
Maria Bertrand    Stud Bachelorette
Murray Langston    Actual Unknown Comic
Jerome Tiberghien    Englishman
Martin Kevan    Chuck's Father
Claudia Besso    Chuck's Mother
Isabelle Juneau    Amana Girl
Nathalie Morin    Bachelorette Winner
Tony Zanca    Bachelor Winner
Sergei Prisselkov    Shaving Man
Norman Roy    Colbert
Marlene Fisher    Casting Executive
Richard Kind    Casting Executive
Suyun Kim    Asian Folksinger #1
Shulan Noma    Asian Folksinger #2
Andre Minicozzi    Gong Show Band Member
Richard Beaudet    Gong Show Band Member
Ron Di Lauro    Gong Show Band Member
Peter N. Wilson    Gong Show Band Member
Bruce Pepper    Gong Show Band Member
Francois St. Pierre    Gong Show Band Member
Cheryl Murphy    Little Person
George Randolph    Gene Gene
Pasquale De Vigne    Critic
Carlo Berardinucci    Waiter
Tanya Anthony    Prostitute
Andree-Anne Quesnel    Gong Show Model
Keshav Patel    Elvis Singer
Leslie Cottle    L.A. Bar Woman
Dino Tosques    L.A. Bartender
Joe Cobden    Unknown Comic
Ethan Thomas C. Dempster    Chuck, 3 Years
Tommy Hinkley    Hambone Man
Bill Corday    Justice of the Peace
Chuck Barris    Actual Barris


Dick Clark    Himself
Jaye P. Morgan    Herself
Jim Lange    Himself
Brad Pitt    Bachelor Brad
Matt Damon    Bachelor Matt
Marlida Ferreira    Woman in Pub

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

Production and Technical Credits

Charlie Kaufman    Screenwriter
Chuck Barris    Story Creator
Andrew Lazar    Producer
Steven Soderbergh    Executive Producer
Rand Ravich    Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein    Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein    Executive Producer
Jonathan Gordon    Executive Producer
Stephen Evans    Executive Producer
Jeffrey Sudzin    Co-Producer
Far Shariat    Co-Executive Producer
Amy Minda Cohen    Associate Producer
Gym Hinderer    Associate Producer
Newton Thomas Sigel    Director of Photography
James D. Bissell    Production Designer
Stephen Mirrione    Editor
Alex Wurman    Composer
Renee April    Costume Designer
Ellen Chenoweth    Casting Director
David Webb    Assistant Director
Josette Perrotta    Unit Production Manager
Jeffrey Sudzin    Unit Production Manager
Isabelle Guay    Supervising Art Director
Nicholas Lepage    Art Director
Jean-Pierre Paquet    Art Director
Anne Galea    Set Decorator
Louis Dandonneau    Set Decorator
Daniel Hamelin    Set Decorator
Francois Senecal    Set Decorator
Norman Robitaille    Set Decorator
Blanche Boileau    Costume Supervisor
Edward Tise    Sound Mixer
Michael Minkler    Re-recording Mixer
Myron Nettinga    Re-recording Mixer
Curt Schulkey    Supervising Sound Editor
Aaron Glascock    Supervising Sound Editor
Marvin Walowitz    Sound Effects Editor
Mike Chock    Sound Effects Editor
Julie Feiner    Sound Effects Editor
George Simpson    Sound Effects Editor
Curt Schulkey    Sound Designer
Mary Ruth Smith    Dialogue Editor
Aaron Glascock    Sound Designer
Andrew Silver    Music Editor
Stephen Lotwis    Music Editor
Steve Durkee    Score Mixer
Stephan Dupuis    Make up
Micheline Trepanier    Make up
Rejean Forget    Hairstylist
Joe Rangel    Music Supervisor
Mike Scherer    Stunt Coordinator
Brad Martin    Stunt Coordinator

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 15th, 2011

November 16th, 2011

It's a really soft week for releases. Granted, Harry Potter came out last week and it is likely still going to be selling quite well this week. But the best release of Tuesday, at least according to, is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on DVD. Normally this would be a huge release, but it came out on Blu-ray weeks ago. The same is true of the second best selling release, The Lion King. The most of the next several best selling releases are Blu-ray catalog titles. Granted, many are worth picking up, but it could still be a really slow week in terms of overall sales. That doesn't mean it is a slow week in terms of high quality releases. West Side Story is coming out on Blu-ray, My Fair Lady is also making its Blu-ray debut. There are several more catalogue titles getting a Blu-ray double-dip, like Evil Dead II: 25th Anniversary Edition, or the latest Blu-ray for Metropolis. TV on DVD is well represented with Farscape: The Complete Series (Blu-ray), Being Human: Season One on Blu-ray, and Awkward: Season One. Beginners on Blu-ray is also a Contender for Pick of the Week, as is Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume One: Blu-ray Ultimate Collector's Edition. In the end I went with Evil Dead II: 25th Anniversary Edition. It is a double-dip, but there are major improvements over the previous release, plus it is a bargain price at just $11, and given the number of prime releases coming out this week, a bargain price is certainly welcome. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

November 10th, 2011

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind was George Clooney's first directing gig. He wasn't the first actor to try his hand at directing and he wasn't the last. This transition from acting to directing isn't always a smooth one. Additionally, the novel that serves as the basis for the story is, well, it's a strange one to say the least. There's a lot of risk here and there was real potential for this film to turn into a disaster. Did it avoid that fate? And is the Blu-ray worthy of the film? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 1st, 2011

November 1st, 2011

The selection of home market releases is rather soft this week. Sure, Cars 2 was a major hit at the box office, but it is the only major hit on this week's list. The best selling TV on DVD release is Californication, which is a cable show, while the top ten selling titles according to include limited releases, catalogue titles and direct-to-DVD releases. There are more second-tier Christmas releases than any other type of release. There are far fewer titles that are worth picking up than last week, and the the Pick of the Week contenders are even more limited. Transformers: Beast Wars comes out on a Complete Series Collection and that could be Pick of the Week material, but I'm still waiting for the screener. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2003/01/03 45 $87,199   4 $21,800   $169,714 1
2003/01/10 43 $81,812 -6% 5 $16,362   $308,027 2
2003/01/17 44 $76,913 -6% 5 $15,383   $461,916 3
2003/01/24 8 $5,833,052 +7,484% 1,769 $3,297   $6,332,676 4
2003/01/31 12 $4,300,162 -26% 1,776 $2,421   $12,390,990 5
2003/02/07 16 $1,343,778 -69% 1,376 $977   $14,443,590 6
2003/02/14 21 $511,421 -62% 577 $886   $15,432,398 7
2003/02/21 36 $145,220 -72% 175 $830   $15,733,147 8
2003/02/28 44 $82,808 -43% 92 $900   $15,878,598 9
2003/03/07 59 $24,425 -71% 29 $842   $15,938,738 10
2003/08/15 75 $12,537   2 $6,269   $15,962,786 33
2003/08/22 82 $10,093 -19% 2 $5,047   $15,980,378 34
2003/08/29 80 $11,581 +15% 2 $5,791   $15,998,104 35
2003/09/05 113 $2,763 -76% 2 $1,382   $16,003,576 36

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/01/24 7 $1,878,000   1,769 $1,062   $2,378,500 25
2003/01/25 8 $2,906,000 +55% 1,769 $1,643   $5,284,500 26
2003/01/26 6 $1,019,000 -65% 1,769 $576   $6,303,500 27
2003/01/27 7 $443,000 -57% 1,769 $250   $6,776,000 28
2003/01/28 7 $443,000 n/c 1,769 $250   $7,219,000 29
2003/01/29 7 $413,000 -7% 1,769 $233   $7,632,000 30
2003/01/30 8 $422,000 +2% 1,769 $239   $8,091,000 31

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2003/01/03 44 $143,700   4 $35,925   $226,215 2
2003/01/10 39 $158,788 +10% 5 $31,758   $385,003 3
2003/01/17 44 $114,621 -28% 5 $22,924   $499,624 4
2003/01/24 8 $7,591,204 +6,523% 1,769 $4,291   $8,090,828 5
2003/01/31 12 $5,008,984 -34% 1,776 $2,820   $13,099,812 6
2003/02/07 16 $1,821,165 -64% 1,376 $1,324   $14,920,977 7
2003/02/14 23 $666,950 -63% 577 $1,156   $15,587,927 8
2003/02/21 37 $207,863 -69% 175 $1,188   $15,795,790 9
2003/02/28 44 $118,523 -43% 92 $1,288   $15,914,313 10
2003/03/07 60 $35,936 -70% 29 $1,239   $15,950,249 11
2003/08/15 75 $20,036   2 $10,018   $15,970,285 34
2003/08/22 74 $16,238 -19% 2 $8,119   $15,986,523 35
2003/08/29 90 $14,290 -12% 2 $7,145   $16,000,813 36

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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