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The First Time (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,061Details
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Dave is a high school senior who spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can't have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn't quite understand her or seem to care. Dave and Aubrey meet one night at a party. A casual conversation sparks an instant connection, and, over the course of a weekend, things turn magical, romantic, complicated and funny as Aubrey and Dave discover what it's like to fall in love for the first time.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,601-13,700) 13,628 $17,061
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 18,601-18,700) 18,621 $17,061
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 6,001-6,100) 6,059 $17,061

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 19th, 2012 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films, released as The First Time
Video Release: March 12th, 2013 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, partying and language.
(Rating bulletin 2242, 9/26/2012)
Running Time: 100 minutes
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Keywords: First Love, Romance, Unrequited Love
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Jerimaca Film
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Jane Harmon
   Simon Daldry

Supporting Cast

LaMarcus Tinker    Big Corportation
Joshua Malina    Aubrey's Dad
Christine Taylor    Aubrey's Mom
Maggie Jones    Stella
Halston Sage    Brianna

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

Production and Technical Credits

Jonathan Kasdan    Screenwriter
Martin Shafer    Producer
Liz Glotzer    Producer
Liah Kim    Executive Producer
Carol Fuchs    Executive Producer
O'Shea Read    Associate Producer
Rhet Bear    Director of Photography
Keith Cunningham    Production Designer
Hugh Ross    Editor
Michele Posch    Costume Designer
Amy McIntyre Britt    Casting Director
Anya Colloff    Casting Director
Alec Puro    Composer
Manish Raval    Music Supervisor
Tom Wolfe    Music Supervisor
Jonathan Leahy    Music Supervisor

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 12th, 2013

March 13th, 2013

There are not many first run releases coming out on the home market this week, but two of them, Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians, rose to Pick of the Week status. For that honor, we have to turn to an older release, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary by coming out on Blu-ray for the first time. Yes, it is shovelware, but it is still the best movie on this week's list. If you don't have the DVD already and really don't like Pan & Scan, you might want to wait till Disney fixes the mix-up with the DVD portion of the Combo Pack. More...

Per Theater Chart: Awards Season is In Session

October 23rd, 2012

The Sessions was one of two films to top $10,000 over the weekend on the Per Theater Chart. It managed an average of $28,367 in four theaters. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie - Part 1: Beginnings / Part 2: Eternal earned an average of $12,468 in five theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Holy Cow!

October 19th, 2012

It's a slower week for limited releases, but there are a couple that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Holy Motors is one of them, but while it should do well in art house theaters, its chances at mainstream success is a lot more limited. The Sessions reviews are even better and it has a lot more mainstream appeal. It is never easy for a limited release, but of all of the film's on this week's list, this one has the best shot at the box office. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/10/19 63 $17,061   19 $898   $17,061 1

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/10/19 70 $17,061   19 $898   $17,061 1

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