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Kinsey (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,214,647Details
International Box Office $7,228,882Details
Worldwide Box Office $17,443,529
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$11,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 12th, 2004 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: May 17th, 2005 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive sexual content, including some graphic images and descriptions
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Study of Sexuality
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Qwerty Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures, European Film Productions, Pretty Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 41 $296,247 Mar 18, 2005 129
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 100 $841,093 Jan 7, 2005 59
Top 2004 Theater Average 12 $33,808 Nov 12, 2004 3

Leading Cast

   Alfred Kinsey

Supporting Cast

Laura Linney    Clara Kinsey
Chris O'Donnell    Wardell Pomeroy
Peter Sarsgaard    Clyde Martin
Timothy Hutton    Paul Gebhard
John Lithgow    Alfred Seguine Kinsey
Tim Curry    Dr. Thurman Rice
Oliver Platt    Herman Wells
Dylan Baker    Alan Gregg
Julianne Nicholson    Alice Martin
William Sadler    Kennneth Braun
John McMartin    Huntington Hartford
Veronica Cartwright    Sara Kinsey
Kathleen Chalfant    Barbara Merkle
Heather Goldenhersh    Martha Pomeroy
Dagmara Dominczyk    Agnes Gebhard
Lynn Redgrave    Final Interview Subject
Harley Cross    Young Man in Gay Bar
Susan Blommaert    Staff Secretary
Benjamin Walker    Kinsey at 19
Matthew Fahey    Kinsey at 14
Will Denton    Kinsey at 10
John Krasinski    Ben
Arden Myrin    Emily
Romulus Linney    Rep. B. Carroll Reece
Katharine Houghton    Mrs. Spaulding
David Harbour    Robert Kinsey
Judith J K Polson    Midred Kinsey
Leigh Spofford    Anne Kinsey
Jenna Gavigan    Joan Kinsey
Mike Thurstlic    Kenneth Hand
Jarlath Conroy    Grocer
Thomas Luke MacFarlane    Bruce Kinsey
Bill Buell    Dr. Thomas Lattimore
Michele Federer    Gall Wasp Class Coed
Alvin Keith    Black Student
Amy Wilson    Marriage Class Coed
Maryellen Owens    Female Assistant Professor
Roderick Hill    Clerical Worker
Peg Small    Retired Teacher
Don Sparks    Middle aged Businessman
Joe Zaloom    Janitor
Kate Reinders    Female Student
Mara Hobel    Female Student
Lindsay Schmidt    Female Student
Jason Patrick Sands    Male Student
Marcel Simoneau    Male Student
Bobby Steggert    Male Student
Johnny Pruitt    Male Student
John Epperson    Effete Man in Gay Bar
Jefferson Mays    Effete Man's Friend
Mark Mineart    Slavic Man
Martin Murphy    Bartender
Kate Jennings Grant    Marjorie Hartford
Barry Del Sherman    IU Reporter
Fred Burrell    IU Reporter
Michael Arkin    NYC Reporter
Daniel Ziskie    NYC Reporter
Tuck Milligan    NYC Reporter
Edwin McDonough    Mr. Morrissey
John Ellison Conlee    Bookstore Clerk
Arthur French    Sharecropper
Chandler Williams    Prison Inmate
Jaime Tirelli    Hispanic Man
Draper Shreeve    Ballet Teacher
Phillip Kushner    Bellhop
Joe Badalucco    Radio Repairman
Henrietta Mantooth    Poet
Doris Smith    Old Woman
Reno    Male Impersonator
Pascale Armand    Young Black Woman
Sean Skelton    Staff Photographer
Steven Edward Hart    Reverend
Clifford David    Professor Smithson
Randy Redd    Student

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

Production and Technical Credits

Bill Condon    Screenwriter
Gail Mutrux    Producer
Michael Kuhn    Executive Producer
Francis Ford Coppola    Executive Producer
Bobby Rock    Executive Producer
Kirk D'Amico    Executive Producer
Richard Sherman    Production Designer
Virginia Katz    Editor
Carter Burwell    Composer
Frederick Elmes    Director of Photography
Richard Guay    Co-Producer
Valerie Dean    Associate Producer
Adam Shulman    Associate Producer
Jude Gorjanc    Assistant Director
Diana Schmidt    Unit Production Manager
Nicholas Lundy    Art Director
Andrew Baseman    Set Decorator
Bruce Finlayson    Costume Designer
J. Kevin Draves    Costume Supervisor
Deirdre Williams    Costume Supervisor
T.J. O'Mara    Sound Mixer
Stephen Pederson    Re-recording Mixer
Lance Brown    Re-recording Mixer
Richard E. Yawn    Supervising Sound Editor
Eric Warren Lindemann    Supervising Sound Editor
Kimberly Lowe-Voigt    Dialogue Editor
Paul Hackner    Dialogue Editor
Todd Kasow    Music Editor
Barbara McDermott    Music Editor
Carla White    Make up
Jeffery Sacino    Hairstylist
Roy Bryson    Hairstylist
Todd Kleitsch    Special Make-up Effects
Frankie Pine    Music Supervisor
Douglas Aibel    Casting Director
Cindy Tolan    Casting Director
George Aguilar    Stunt Coordinator
Blaise Corrigan    Stunt Coordinator

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

Calm Before the Storm

May 22nd, 2005

It was another slow weekend for international details as few studios were brave enough, or foolish enough to try and squeeze in a release between Kingdom of Heaven and Revenge of the Sith. It was hard to find many films that earned more than $1 million over the weekend and most of the activity came from smaller releases in midlevel markets. Next weekend there could be even fewer details as Revenge of the Sith should dominate every market, but after that the summer blockbuster season should be in full swing and things should pick up. More...

DVD Releases for May 17, 2005

May 16th, 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. While this week's releases are very deep, there are two very, very strong TV on DVD releases. First we have the greatest sitcom on TV today, Scrubs - The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon and second we have possibly the greatest sitcom of all time Seinfeld - The Complete Fourth Season - Buy from Amazon. More...

Slow Dancing to $100 million

May 8th, 2005

Golden Week helped Shall We Dance? climb 19% to $2,250,195 for the weekend and $7,270,348 during its run. The film now has $90.3 million internationally and could break $100 million if it continues to show strong legs in Japan. More...

International: Constantine Continues to Climb

May 1st, 2005

It was a good news, bad news kind of weekend for Constantine. The film remained in top spot in Japan with $2,330,027 on 349 screens for a $9,011,671 running tally in the market. Bad news, it dropped 37% during its second weekend in the market, which is really steep for Japan. Overall the film brought in $3 million on 1,200 screens in 40 markets for a international box office of $136.4 million. More...

International Box Office Busier than Weekend Before

April 17th, 2005

The Pacifier finally debut across Australia after playing in Queensland and Victoria for the past two weeks; the massive expansion allowed the film to climb to first place with $1.125 million on 267 screens. That lifted its total in the market to $3.41 million so far and the film should have strong legs. Add to that its $1.75 million opening in Spain and $590,000 in Belgium and the film managed $4.1 million over the weekend, which doubled its early total to $8.1 million. More...

France's $5 Million Baby

April 3rd, 2005

Million Dollar Baby performed brilliantly this week earning $8.8 million for an international total of $60 million, placing fourth on the international box office charts. In France the film dominated the marketplace with $4.94 million on 450 screens and in Germany the film earned $760,000 in semi-limited release (120 screens) for the best per screen average in the market. On the other hand, the film flopped in Slovakia where it missed the top ten in its debut. On the holdover front, the multi-Oscar winning front saw its weekend haul climb by 20% in Spain to $980,000 and it's still doing well in Australia, Italy and South Korea. More...

Baby Still Earning Millions

March 27th, 2005

Million Dollar Baby has again slipped off the radar screen, but we do know it hit $52 million internationally, which means it made $9 million during the week. The film didn't earn $1 million in any single market, but is still doing strong in South Korea, ($970,000), Spain, ($840,000), Italy, ($600,000) and Australia, ($350,000.) Best estimate has the film earning just shy of $5 million of that over the weekend and taking sixth place on the international box office charts. More...

Tie at the Top of Per Theater Chart

March 22nd, 2005

There was a tie this weekend atop the Per Theater Chart between Melinda and Melinda, both of which were directed by the team of Woody and Allen. Melinda and Melinda earned an amazing $74,238 in its lone theater, which is the best per theater average ever for a Fox Searchlight film over a three-day weekend. More...

Baby Takes Fifth in Close Race

March 20th, 2005

After gathering in all the data the winner for the race for fifth place is Million Dollar Baby, I think. It would need to lost more than 40% from last week's total and that's not taking into account its openings in South Korea at $1,515,672 and second place, its $110,000, third place debut in Finland, $86,000 in Russia, $50,000, second place debut in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, exact weekend totals are unknown but it is estimated at $6 million raising its international total to $43 million so far. More...

Swimming with Sharks

March 13th, 2005

Shark Tale finished its international run with a second place $2.08 million opening in Japan on 485 screens. Its $4,296 per screen average it quite low for the market and generally means the film won't have the usual legs films in Japan have. The film performed much better in Italy where it finished first again with $3.0 million, down just 23% during its sophomore stint. Overall it took in $5.2 million to raise its international total to $181 million, but without any more openings it might struggle to hit $200 million. More...

Twelve Tops the Best of the Rest

February 27th, 2005

Ocean's Twelve may have dropped out of the top five, but it is still going strong with $4.5 million on 1400 screens in 35 markets for an international box office of $225.8 million so far. No new openings means the heist film had to rely on holdovers likes its $2.5 million during its third weekend in the U.K. and $1.4 million during its fifth week of release in Japan, finishing second in both those markets. More...

Sideways Eternally Grateful to the WGA

February 20th, 2005

The Annual Writers Guild Awards held their 57th annual awards on Saturday. Among the more than a dozen awards handed out were three for theatrical releases, including the inaugural award for best documentary, (which had been handed out earlier.) More...

Screen Actors Guild Gets Its Chance to Shine Tonight

February 5th, 2005

The 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are handed out tonight and while there are numerous awards only five are for theatrical releases. More...

Oscar Nominations Sidestep Box Office Giants

January 25th, 2005

The Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and at first glance it appears that most of the nominations went to films with smaller budgets and box office results. Box office hits were nearly shut out of the major nominations. More...

Alexander Reigns over International Audiences

January 19th, 2005

After a massive opening last week in Spain, Alexander took top spot on the international charts thanks to a strong opening in Italy, Brazil and Hong Kong. The film managed first place in all three markets with $3.87 million on 446 screens in Italy, $906,900 on 193 screens in Brazil and $275,244 on 30 screens in Hong Kong. Holdovers were not as kind to the Sword and Sandal epic as it dropped nearly 50% in the U.K., Spain and France. Overall the film brought in $14.5 million on 3600 screens in 51 markets for a running tally of $88 million. And while the film will easily cross $100 million internationally, which is roughly 3 times its domestic figure, it has to be looked at as a disappointment financially. More...

New and Old Mix for Limited Releases

January 7th, 2005

Just a pair of new openings on the limited release front, but there are also a few more films expanding wider tonight as well. More...

Gold Stocks Rise

December 21st, 2004

It is a week after the Golden Globe nominees were announced and a perfect time to look at the effect, if any, that the acclaim has brought previously released films. More...

Zissou's Run Goes Swimmingly

December 21st, 2004

During its second weekend of release, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou saw its per theatre average drop just 12.6% to land at $49,394, easily the best result this weekend. Next on the list are two new award season hopefuls, Million Dollar Baby with $22,494 in 8 theatres and The Aviator with $21,451 in 40 theatres. The second returning member of the $10,000 club rounds out the list as Bad Education earned an average of $12,816 to spend its fifth week on the list. More...

Golden Weekend for Limited Releases

December 17th, 2004

The limited releases this weekend have combined for more than a dozen Golden Globe nominations and could come close to matching that when Oscars nominations are announced late in January. More...

Zissou Living the High Life

December 14th, 2004

The highly anticipated release, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou easily topped the per theatre chart with $113 thousand in just two theatres for a $56,543 average. But since there was almost no doubt about whether the film would finish first, the real question is how well it stood up compared to Wes Anderson's previous release, The Royal Tenenbaums. That film, opened in 2001 with an average of $55,396 in five theatres, so taking into account the narrower release and inflation, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou debut is weaker, and with merely average reviews it probably won't have the legs either. More...

Sideways is Golden

December 14th, 2004

Golden Globe Nominations were announced on Monday and as with the IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Sideways lead the pack with 7 nominations. This does not mean it is the favorite in any particular category, but it does help its chances of taking home some hardware on January 16th. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/11/12 29 $169,038   5 $33,808   $169,038 1
2004/11/19 16 $577,721 +242% 36 $16,048   $826,679 2
2004/11/26 16 $1,292,518 +124% 188 $6,875   $2,545,366 3
2004/12/03 16 $740,669 -43% 189 $3,919   $3,653,063 4
2004/12/10 14 $525,881 -29% 169 $3,112   $4,418,104 5
2004/12/17 17 $506,039 -4% 191 $2,649   $5,140,595 6
2004/12/24 22 $331,067 -35% 234 $1,415   $5,738,379 7
2004/12/31 23 $531,360 +60% 228 $2,331   $6,734,321 8
2005/01/07 23 $841,093 +58% 588 $1,430   $7,833,174 9
2005/01/14 27 $408,060 -51% 339 $1,204   $8,574,243 10
2005/01/21 32 $201,342 -51% 153 $1,316   $8,959,569 11
2005/01/28 37 $156,309 -22% 117 $1,336   $9,206,691 12
2005/02/04 43 $100,773 -36% 76 $1,326   $9,372,104 13
2005/02/11 48 $82,013 -19% 73 $1,123   $9,492,250 14
2005/02/18 50 $48,339 -41% 48 $1,007   $9,583,064 15
2005/02/25 52 $44,815 -7% 49 $915   $9,658,250 16
2005/03/04 61 $28,984 -35% 36 $805   $9,701,877 17
2005/03/11 75 $13,827 -52% 22 $629   $9,727,172 18
2005/03/18 25 $296,247 +2,043% 151 $1,962   $10,031,765 19
2005/03/25 46 $71,703 -76% 36 $1,992   $10,214,647 20

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/01/17 28 $80,040   335 $239   $8,654,283 67
2005/02/21 49 $9,474   48 $197   $9,592,538 102

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/11/12 28 $248,958   5 $49,792   $248,958 1
2004/11/19 14 $1,003,890 +303% 36 $27,886   $1,252,848 2
2004/11/26 15 $1,659,546 +65% 188 $8,827   $2,912,394 3
2004/12/03 17 $979,829 -41% 189 $5,184   $3,892,223 4
2004/12/10 14 $742,333 -24% 169 $4,393   $4,634,556 5
2004/12/17 19 $772,756 +4% 191 $4,046   $5,407,312 6
2004/12/24 22 $795,649 +3% 234 $3,400   $6,202,961 7
2004/12/31 23 $789,120 -1% 228 $3,461   $6,992,081 8
2005/01/07 22 $1,174,102 +49% 588 $1,997   $8,166,183 9
2005/01/14 27 $592,044 -50% 339 $1,746   $8,758,227 10
2005/01/21 30 $292,155 -51% 153 $1,910   $9,050,382 11
2005/01/28 37 $220,949 -24% 117 $1,888   $9,271,331 12
2005/02/04 43 $138,906 -37% 76 $1,828   $9,410,237 13
2005/02/11 46 $124,488 -10% 73 $1,705   $9,534,725 14
2005/02/18 50 $78,710 -37% 48 $1,640   $9,613,435 15
2005/02/25 55 $59,458 -24% 49 $1,213   $9,672,893 16
2005/03/04 60 $40,452 -32% 36 $1,124   $9,713,345 17
2005/03/11 74 $22,173 -45% 22 $1,008   $9,735,518 18
2005/03/18 25 $407,426 +1,737% 151 $2,698   $10,142,944 19
2005/03/25 58 $71,703 -82% 36 $1,992   $10,214,647 20

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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