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Freakonomics (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $101,270Details
International Box Office $71,597Details
Worldwide Box Office $172,867
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  5. Video Sales
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Freakomonics is the highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers responsible for some of the most acclaimed and entertaining documentaries in recent years: Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Casino Jack and the United States of Money), Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong).


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,101-11,200) 11,193 $101,270
All Time International Box Office (Rank 9,801-9,900) 9,840 $71,597
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 14,601-14,700) 14,660 $172,867
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,057 $101,270

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$2,900,000
Domestic Releases: October 1st, 2010 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures
Video Release: January 18th, 2011 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 For elements of violence, sexuality/nudity, drugs, and brief strong language
(Rating bulletin 2126, 6/22/2010)
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Green Films Co
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Zoe Sloane    Blake
Sammual Soifer    Jake
Adsuwa Addy Iyare*    Temptress Mother
Carl Alleyne    Boyfriend
Jade Viggiano    High School Girl
Andrew Greiche    Jake
Greg Crowe    Johnny the Mechanic
Jalani McNair    The Loser
Kelli Chaves    High School Girl
Amancaya Aguilar    Mercedes
Kellie Gerardi    Lexus
Alyssa Wheeldon    High School Girl
James Leibow    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Chad Troutwine    Producer
Dan O'Meara    Producer
Chris Romano    Producer
Michael Roban    Executive Producer
Paul Fiore    Executive Producer
Jay Rifkin    Executive Producer
Damon Martin    Executive Producer
Seth Gordon    Executive Producer
Rafi Chaudry    Co-Producer
Peter Cerbin    Co-Producer
Hilary Carr    Co-Producer
Stephen J. Dubner    Co-Executive Producer
Steven D. Levitt    Co-Executive Producer
Stephen J. Dubner    Story Creator
Steven D. Levitt    Story Creator

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 18th, 2011

January 17th, 2011

It's a very slow week on the home market with Takers being the biggest first-run release. Admittedly, it did perform better than expected at the box office, but was still only a midlevel hit. The best bet in terms of new releases is Buried, which is coming out on a Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, but without a DVD only option. However, while that movie is amazing, there are not enough extras to be considered pick of the week material. For that honor we have to go to Futurama: Volume Five, even though it didn't come out this week, or even this year. However, the screener arrived really late, and it is the best release on this week's list. More...

New Releases were Far from Super on Per Theater Chart

October 5th, 2010

Not a lot of action on the per theater chart this week with only one film, Waiting for Superman, topping $10,000. It managed an average of $12,026 during its second weekend of release, but it also saw significant expansion and by this time next week will have crossed the $1 million milestone. More...

Limited Releases are Freaking Out

October 1st, 2010

There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list, include a few that are opening in dozens of theaters. Freakonomics is generating the most buzz, but it doesn't have the reviews to back it up. On the other hand, FUBAR II could do well in Canada. And on a strange note, Ip Man is coming out this week, but it has already been released on DVD / Blu-ray. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/10/01 57 $31,893   20 $1,595   $31,893 1
2010/10/08 83 $6,146 -81% 8 $768   $52,698 2
2010/10/15 74 $10,647 +73% 12 $887   $68,660 3
2010/10/22 80 $4,811 -55% 14 $344   $78,901 4
2010/10/29 86 $4,366 -9% 9 $485   $85,074 5
2010/11/05 86 $3,999 -8% 7 $571   $91,164 6
2010/11/12 89 $3,447 -14% 7 $492   $96,215 7
2010/11/19 95 $1,557 -55% 3 $519   $99,436 8
2010/11/26 95 $808 -48% 3 $269   $100,675 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2010/10/01 58 $46,552   20 $2,328   $46,552 1
2010/10/08 79 $11,461 -75% 8 $1,433   $58,013 2
2010/10/15 78 $16,077 +40% 12 $1,340   $74,090 3
2010/10/22 82 $6,618 -59% 14 $473   $80,708 4
2010/10/29 88 $6,457 -2% 9 $717   $87,165 5
2010/11/05 94 $5,603 -13% 7 $800   $92,768 6
2010/11/12 88 $5,111 -9% 7 $730   $97,879 7
2010/11/19 100 $1,988 -61% 3 $663   $99,867 8
2010/11/26 93 $1,403 -29% 3 $468   $101,270 9

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