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Kicking and Screaming (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,842,724Details
International Box Office $3,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $55,842,724
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When deciding to coach his son’s soccer team, Phil Weston goes head-to-head with his overly competitive father Buck, who is coaching his own young son, Phil’s half-brother.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$45,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 13th, 2005 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: October 11th, 2005 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, language and some crude humor
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Soccer, Judd Apatow Buddy Comedy
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 1,295 $50,030,620 Jun 10, 2005 35
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 177 $5,131,195 May 27, 2005 17
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 204 $7,180,471 May 27, 2005 17
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 116 $6,510,385 May 27, 2005 17
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 120 $9,110,476 May 27, 2005 17

Leading Cast

   Phil Weston
   Buck Weston

Supporting Cast

Kate Walsh    Barbara Weston
Mike Ditka    Mike Ditka
Josh Hutcherson    Bucky Weston
Steven Anthony Lawrence    Mark Avery
Dylan McLaughlin    Sam Weston
Jeremy Bergman    Hunter
Elliot Cho    Byong Sun
Dallas McKinney    Connor
Rachael Harris    Ann Hogan
Dave Herman    Referee
Musetta Vander    Janice Weston
Laura Kightlinger    Donna Jones
Erik Walker    Ambrose
Jim Turner    Jim Davidson "The Captain"
Francesco Liotti    Gian Piero
Alessandro Ruggiero    Massimo
Sammy Fine    Jack
Timmy Deters    Alex
Julia Campbell    Janet Davidson
Phill Lewis    John Ryan
David Bowe    Forest Avery
Matt Winston    Tom Hanna
Susan Barnes    Diana Ditka
Lu Elrod    Patty
Tom Virtue    Track & Field Coach
Karly Rothenberg    Jack's Mother
Joseph R. Sicari    Umberto
Timm Sharp    Butcher Shop Employee
Stasi Glenn    Butcher Shop Employee
Frank Cassavetes    Butcher Shop Employee
Jose Vivanco    Butcher Shop Employee
Jarrad Paul    Beantown Employee
Robert Patrick Benedict    Beantown Employee
Martin Starr    Beantown Customer
Lisa Lackey    Beantown Customer
Brian Palermo    Beantown Customer
Scott Adsit    Stew
Peter Jason    Clark
Gus Buktenica    Caring Soccer Dad
Jeffrey Noah    Phil (Age 9 & 11)
Kaitlyn Arens    Baby Phil
Harrison Doyle    Tiger
Christopher Garcia-Reyes    Tiger
Chase Klitzner    Tiger
Brandon Vincent    Tiger
Zack Hendrickson    Gladiator
Logan Rouse    Gladiator
Daniel Barrera    Gladiator
Brett Berman    Gladiator
Richard G. Fray II    Gladiator
Jeffrey Koval    Gladiator
Kyle Nathanson    Gladiator
Jeffrey Thomas Nemit III    Gladiator
Jack Polson    Gladiator
Wesley Taylor    Gladiator
Michael Uyehara    Gladiator
Tyler Reid West    Gladiator
Mason Lucero    Tarantula
Austin Marques    Tarantula
Vahe Nabaldian    Tarantula
Willie Amakye    Cosmos player

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

Production and Technical Credits

Leo Benvenuti    Screenwriter
Steve Rudnick    Screenwriter
Jimmy Miller    Producer
Charles Roven    Executive Producer
Judd Apatow    Executive Producer
Daniel Lupi    Executive Producer
Lloyd Ahern    Directory of Photography
Clayton R. Hartley    Production Designer
Stuart Pappe    Editor
Peter Teschner    Editor
Pamela Withers Chilton*    Costume Designer
Dave Jordan    Music Supervisor
Mark Isham    Composer
Mia Apatow    Associate Producer
Jonathan Watson    Assistant Director
Daniel Lupi    Unit Production Manager
Roee Peled*    Unit Production Manager
Louis Friedman    Unit Production Manager
Will Weiske    Production Supervisor
Virginia Randolph Weaver    Art Director
Jan Pascale    Set Decorator
Michelle Kurpaska    Costume Supervisor
Laura Steiger    Associate Editor
Nina Kawasaki    Additional Editor
Jose Antonio Garcia    Production Sound Mixer
Steve Maslow    Re-recording Mixer
Gregg Landaker    Re-recording Mixer
Ron Eng    Supervising Sound Editor
Doug Jackson    Sound Effects Editor
Rick Franklin    Sound Effects Editor
Steve Tushar    Sound Effects Editor
Robert Troy    Dialogue Editor
Mark Gordon    Dialogue Editor
Eliza Zebert    Dialogue Editor
Curtis Roush    Supervising Music Editor
Andrew Silver    Music Editor
Lisa Layman    Makeup (Head)
Manlio Rocchetti    Makeup (Head)
Deborah Ann Piper    Hairstylist (Head)
Lyle Workman    Additional Music
Chad Fischer    Additional Music
Kathy Nelson    Executive Music Producer
Juel Bestrop    Casting Director
Jeanne McCarthy    Casting Director
Webster Whinery    Stunt Coordinator
Jojo Villanueva    Music Coordinator

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

Batman Begins New Slump on the Home Market

October 29th, 2005

While Batman Begins had the best start in a long time, that wasn't enough for the video market to keep up with last year's pace. It brought in $10.38 million in DVD rentals and $970,000 in VHS rentals for a total of $11.34 million. More...

Kingdom's Start far from Heavenly

October 22nd, 2005

Kingdom of Heaven was able to capture top spot on the home market rental numbers with $7.24 million in DVD rentals and $540,000 in VHS rentals for a combined total of $7.78 million. However, while these numbers were enough for the film to finish in first place, it was still not a great start, especially when taking into account the film's massive production budget. More...

DVD Releases for October 11, 2005

October 10th, 2005

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, classics and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. This week there are four first-run releases, but not one is worthy of being the DVD Pick of the Week, so again it is the TV on DVD category comes to the rescue. Arrested Development - The Complete Second Season - Buy from Amazon is the best bet this week but Veronica Mars - The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon is also well worth picking up. More...

Mafia Sequel Squeezes into Top Five Again

September 25th, 2005

Marrying the Mafia 2 again led its native market of South Korean with $4.81 million over the weekend and $12.78 million during its two-week run. And like last week, this was enough for the film to secure a place in the top five overall just beating out Pride and Prejudice. More...

Mafia Rubs Out Competition

September 18th, 2005

Marrying the Mafia 2 is the latest local film to lead the South Korean box office as it opened with $5.555 million on 449 screens, $7.515 million including Thursday. Not only was that easily enough for first place in its home market, but also put the film in third place on the overall international box office charts. More...

U.K. is Virgin Territory

September 11th, 2005

The 40-Year Old Virgin topped the U.K. marked with an impressive $3.26 million on 394 screens in the U.K., but this is probably not indicative of its potential in other international markets. The film should do well in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, but will likely struggle in non-English speaking markets. (Germany may be an exception.) More...

War Ends World Tour with a Blast

September 4th, 2005

War of the Worlds opened in its last international market over the weekend making $3.0 million on 583 screens in China. That's about 10% more money that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith earned, but War of the Worlds needed nearly double the number of screens. Overall the film added $4.5 million to its $345 million international total, easily the second best of the year so far. More...

Key Openings for Skeleton

August 28th, 2005

The Skeleton Key opened in 10- more markets over the weekend and in now playing on 1400 screens, however, it still hasn't found the success the studio was hoping for. It did open in first place in Germany, but it still had a very soft opening with $1.6 million. It also opened in first place in Russia with $625,000 over the weekend and $780,000 since Thursday, but in Australia and New Zealand it had to settle for a distant second place with $760,000 and $110,000 respectively. The Skeleton Key also open in Austria with $230,000 for the week, but its placing is unknown at the moment. Add in holdovers in France, ($250,000 for $2.2 million) and the U.K., ($130,000 for $4.5 million) and you have roughly $4 million for the weekend and $16.5 million so far. More...

Smiths Still Strong on International Scene

August 21st, 2005

Mr. and Mrs. Smith opened in first place in both the Czech Republic with $180,000 on 20 screens and in Slovakia with $50,000 on 8 screens. The film also remained in first place in France with $2.675 million, Belgium with $635,000, The Netherlands with $490,000 and Poland with $266,000. Strangest of all, the film stayed in second place for the fourth weekend in a row in Germany adding $2.12 million to its $20.6 million running tally in the market. Overall the film has made $143 million in markets where Fox is handling the distribution and may have hit $200 million overall, but there's no conformation on that yet. More...

Smiths' Summer Tour Continues

August 14th, 2005

Mr. and Mrs. Smith opened in Belgium with $1.7 million on 80 screens, easily enough for first place and had a similar result with $480,000 in Poland. It also remained in first place in France with $2.88 million, (despite falling 54% there) and in the Netherlands with $740,000. In Germany the film remained in second place for the third straight week with $3.06 million for a $17.06 million running tally. The film now have $140 million in territories where Fox is handling the distribution and $192 million overall. More...

Island Vacation

August 7th, 2005

The Island managed a couple of first place finished over the weekend, but the results were still less than impressive. In Australia the film opened with $1.404 million for a close victory while in Hong Kong it earned a disappointing $490,000 over the weekend and $520,000 including previews. It's best market continued to be South Korea with $3.167 million, down 38% from last weekend dropping to second place along the way. On the other hand, no wide openings and a mere 23% drop-off allowed the film to rise to first in New Zealand. Overall the film added $7.64 million to its $24.1 million running tally on the international scene and will opens in several markets this weekend including the U.K., Germany and Spain. More...

Late Numbers Lift Charlie into Top Five

July 31st, 2005

Early numbers had Mr. and Mrs. Smith taking fifth place on the overall international box office charts, but better than expected results has Charlie and the Chocolate Factory overtaking them $6.7 million to $5.4 million. It's biggest single market continues to be France where the film dipped just 6% during its second weekend there earning $3,533,857 for a $9,034,141 running tally. But it was even more impressive in Belgium where the film shot up by 68% to $400,000 for the weekend and $785,000 in total. The film also opened in first place in three markets, Brazil with $1.1 million on 200 screens, Holland with $625,000 on 124 screens, and South Africa with $275,000 on 41 screens. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has $13.3 million so far and opens in a couple of important markets this weekend, (The U.K. and Mexico.) More...

Sith Snag Second First Place Finish

May 31st, 2005

It was a good Memorial Day Long Weekend. Good, but not great. The four-day weekend saw $230 million in total ticket sales, 7.2% below the record $248.7 million sold last year. The three-day weekend was even worse at $183 million, 12.5% below 2004. Year-to-date 2005 has brought in $3.248 billion in total box office revenue, which is 5.6% behind 2004's pace. On a positive note, weekday numbers are ahead of last year, which is mitigating the problem. More...

Sith Should Have Memorable Weekend

May 27th, 2005

Ah, Memorial Day Long Weekend, the busiest weekend at the movies in the whole year. Last year nearly a quarter of a billion dollars were spent on tickets during the four days and its economic impact is even greater. More than 30 million people will check out a movie this weekend, and each and every one of those will be inundated by ads for upcoming movies, trailers, posters, standees, ads on the popcorn bucket, ads on the drinks, etc. All that advertising will be a huge boost to upcoming films and will undoubtedly help jumpstart the summer. More...

Sith Shatters Records, Jump-Starts Summer

May 23rd, 2005

Wow, what a difference a week makes. What could have been the slowest summer in many, many years finally turned around thanks to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The total box office was more than $160 million, up 60% from last weekend, but with the 13th week in a row there was a year-to-year decline, this time at 4.8%. Year to date, 2005 has now brought in $2.951 billion, which is 6% lower than the same time last year. More...

Records Will Fall!

May 18th, 2005

Summer finally begins tonight at midnight with the release of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, which should be the biggest movie of the year. The real question is how big will the movie be? More...

Another Unlucky Weekend

May 16th, 2005

Friday the 13th proved to be an unlucky omen as the box office continued its slump. We did see a massive 17.3% increase from last weekend, but more importantly 9.5% drop-off from the same time last year, which is the 12th down weekend in a row. As for year-to-date, 2004 has brought in $2.715 billion, off 7% from the same time last year. More...

Will it be a Record Breaking Weekend?

May 13th, 2005

Summer is officially starting ... in 6 days. That's when Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith begins. In the meantime we have to suffer through another sub-par weekend, which could result in a record-breaking slump. On the other hand, there are four films opening wide, or at least wide enough to make it into the top ten, but only two of those films have a shot at top spot. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 6 - May 12

May 12th, 2005

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 this week's winner, Layer Cake - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 29 - May 5

May 5th, 2005

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. Slow week with most of the sites being merely average or too early in their development to tell if the film is an award winning site or not. So in the end I decided not to hand out the award to any site. Hopefully next week things will pick up. More...

2005 Preview: May

May 1st, 2005

May! The beginning of the lucrative Summer Box Office Season! I know what you're thinking, summer doesn't really begin till mid-June, but for the movie industry summer official begins on the Memorial Day long weekend, and just between you and me, it unofficial begins on the first full weekend of the month. So that means every weekend there's a monster release - one that has people excited since it was first announced. This month such films include Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and ... hold on a second, I'll think of another ... Nope. That's pretty much the only monster film being released this May. Don't get me wrong, every week there's a potential $100 million hit being released, but that's nothing compared to 2003 when 4 films released in May hit $200 million and two others made $100 million. More...

Movie Website Launches for April 15 - April 21

April 21st, 2005

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 this week's winner, Kicking and Screaming - Official Site. More...

Movie Websites Launches for March 4 - March 10

March 10th, 2005

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 this week's winner, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Unleashed to Unspool in May

February 8th, 2005

Focus Features' specialty arm, Rogue Pictures has announced a new release date for the Jet Li action/drama Unleashed. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2005/05/13 2 $20,159,925   3,455 $5,835   $20,159,925 1
2005/05/20 3 $10,721,715 -47% 3,470 $3,090   $34,196,720 2
2005/05/27 5 $5,131,195 -52% 2,966 $1,730   $42,744,775 3
2005/06/03 9 $2,311,155 -55% 1,827 $1,265   $47,720,545 4
2005/06/10 13 $821,855 -64% 754 $1,090   $49,619,995 5
2005/06/17 16 $419,540 -49% 482 $870   $50,450,160 6
2005/06/24 21 $260,925 -38% 355 $735   $50,995,180 7
2005/07/01 25 $231,795 -11% 303 $765   $51,400,220 8
2005/07/08 25 $209,585 -10% 262 $800   $51,784,030 9
2005/07/15 27 $173,160 -17% 234 $740   $52,114,550 10
2005/07/22 29 $140,385 -19% 216 $650   $52,375,530 11
2005/07/29 33 $94,125 -33% 176 $535   $52,580,895 12

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/05/13 2 $6,063,525   3,457 $1,754   $6,063,525 1
2005/05/14 2 $8,672,050 +43% 3,457 $2,509   $14,735,575 2
2005/05/15 2 $5,424,350 -37% 3,457 $1,569   $20,159,925 3
2005/05/16 2 $1,019,000 -81% 3,457 $295   $21,179,000 4
2005/05/17 2 $879,000 -14% 3,457 $254   $22,059,000 5
2005/05/18 2 $726,000 -17% 3,455 $210   $22,784,000 6
2005/05/19 3 $691,000 -5% 3,455 $200   $23,475,005 7
2005/05/20 3 $3,209,755 +365% 3,470 $925   $26,684,760 8
2005/05/21 3 $4,458,950 +39% 3,470 $1,285   $31,143,710 9
2005/05/22 3 $3,053,010 -32% 3,470 $880   $34,196,720 10
2005/05/23 3 $1,022,000 -67% 2,470 $414   $35,219,000 11
2005/05/24 3 $729,000 -29% 2,470 $295   $35,947,000 12
2005/05/25 3 $747,000 +2% 2,470 $302   $36,695,000 13
2005/05/26 3 $919,000 +23% 2,470 $372   $37,614,000 14
2005/05/27 5 $1,423,680 +55% 2,966 $480   $39,037,260 15
2005/05/28 5 $1,838,935 +29% 2,966 $620   $40,876,195 16
2005/05/29 5 $1,868,580 +2% 2,966 $630   $42,744,775 17
2005/05/30 6 $1,379,190 -26% 2,966 $465   $44,123,965 18
2005/05/31 6 $430,070 -69% 2,966 $145   $44,554,035 19
2005/06/01 7 $428,160 n/c 2,966 $144   $44,982,195 20
2005/06/02 7 $427,195 n/c 2,966 $144   $45,409,390 21
2005/06/03 9 $749,070 +75% 1,827 $410   $46,158,460 22
2005/06/04 9 $977,445 +30% 1,827 $535   $47,135,905 23
2005/06/05 9 $584,640 -40% 1,827 $320   $47,720,545 24
2005/06/06 9 $228,375 -61% 1,830 $125   $47,948,920 25
2005/06/07 9 $264,915 +16% 1,830 $145   $48,213,835 26
2005/06/08 9 $292,320 +10% 1,830 $160   $48,506,155 27
2005/06/09 9 $291,985 n/c 1,830 $160   $48,798,140 28
2005/07/04 24 $43,935   303 $145   $51,444,155 53

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2005/05/13 3 $23,475,005   3,455 $6,795   $23,475,005 1
2005/05/20 3 $14,138,575 -40% 3,470 $4,075   $37,613,580 2
2005/05/27 5 $7,795,810 -45% 2,966 $2,628   $45,409,390 3
2005/06/03 9 $3,388,750 -57% 1,827 $1,855   $48,798,140 4
2005/06/10 16 $1,232,480 -64% 754 $1,635   $50,030,620 5
2005/06/17 15 $703,635 -43% 482 $1,460   $50,734,255 6
2005/06/24 22 $434,170 -38% 355 $1,223   $51,168,425 7
2005/07/01 24 $406,020 -6% 303 $1,340   $51,574,445 8
2005/07/08 24 $366,945 -10% 262 $1,401   $51,941,390 9
2005/07/15 26 $293,755 -20% 234 $1,255   $52,235,145 10
2005/07/22 28 $251,625 -14% 216 $1,165   $52,486,770 11

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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