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The Libertine (2005)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,835,065Details
International Box Office $4,613,558Details
Worldwide Box Office $9,448,623
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,845,389 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,845,389
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$22,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 23rd, 2005 (Limited) by Weinstein Co.
March 10th, 2006 (Wide) by Weinstein Co.
Video Release: July 4th, 2006 by Weinstein Co./Genius, released as Libertine, The
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality including dialogue, violence and language
Running Time: 114 minutes
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Keywords: Biography
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Mr. Mudd
Production Countries: Australia,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 50 $315,344 Mar 24, 2006 124
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 22 $881,076 Mar 17, 2006 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 45 $2,202,799 Mar 10, 2006 110
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 10 $2,202,799 Mar 10, 2006 110
Top 2005 Theater Average 96 $13,902 Nov 25, 2005 5

Leading Cast

   John Wilmot
   Elizabeth Barry

Supporting Cast

John Malkovich    King Charles II
Paul Ritter    Chiffinch
Stanley Townsend    Keown
Francesca Annis    Countess
Rosamund Pike    Elizabeth Malet
Tom Hollander    Etherege
Johnny Vegas    Sackville
Richard Coyle    Alcock
Tom Burke    Vaughan
Hugh Sachs    Ratcliffe
Rupert Friend    Downs
Kelly Reilly    Jane
Jack Davenport    Harris
Trudi Jackson    Rose
Clare Higgins    Molly Luscombe
Freddie Jones    Betterton
Robert Wilfort    Huysmans
Jake Curran    Sackville's Servant
Paul Chahidi    Barrillon
Kevin Doyle    Constable
Morgan Walters    Trooper
Niall Buggy    Chaplain
Peter Howell    Bishop
T.P McKenna    Black Rod

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Stephen Jeffreys    Screenwriter
Lianne Halfon    Producer
John Malkovich    Producer
Russell Smith    Producer
Bailey Chase    Executive Producer
Steve Christian    Executive Producer
Marc Samuelson    Executive Producer
Peter Samuelson    Executive Producer
Ralph Kamp    Executive Producer
Louise Goodsill    Executive Producer
Donald Starr    Executive Producer
Colin Leventhal    Executive Producer
Daniel J.B. Taylor Daniel J.B. Taylor    Executive Producer
Ben Van Os    Production Designer
Jill Bilcock    Editor
Antony Gray    Dialogue Editor
Craig Carter    Sound Effects Editor
Chris Goodes    Sound Effects Editor
Michael Nyman    Composer
Alexander Melman    Director of Photography
Mairi Bett    Line Producer
Max Keene    Assistant Director
Marshall Leviten    Production Manager
Fleur Whitlock    Supervising Art Director
Patrick Rolfe    Art Director
Robert Wischhusen-Hayes    Set Decorator
Dien Van Straalen    Costume Designer
Nigel Egerton    Costume Supervisor
John Hayes    Sound Mixer
Roger Savage    Dubbing Mixer
Patty York    Make-up and Hair Designer
Peter Owen    Make-up and Hair Designer
Ivana Primorac    Make-up and Hair Designer
Norman Webb    Make-up and Hair Designer
Julie Dartnell    Make-up and Hair Designer
Julie Thom    Make-up and Hair Designer

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

Clear Sailing for Launch

July 15th, 2006

A near total lack of competition allowed Failure to Launch to remain in first place with $8.87 million over the week for a two-week total of $19.41 million. More...

DVD Releases for July 4, 2006

July 3rd, 2006

This year July 4th lands on a Tuesday, and with most people's thoughts on BBQs and not DVDs, the selection of new releases is absolutely terrible and is easily the weakest I can remember. In fact, even with just ten entries, it still feels like I'm padding the total a bit. Fortunately there were a couple of releases in contention for DVD Pick of the Week, including the first season of the new Doctor Who, although with this DVD, the price was a little scary. So in the end I went with The Matador - Buy from Amazon, which would have been a contender even during the busiest week. More...

Vendetta Victorious, But at What Cost?

March 20th, 2006

Another poor weekend at the box office saw the overall gross drop to $106 million, which is 3.6% lower than last weekend and 8.7% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2006 has now brought in $1.8 billion, which is about 2% lower than 2005's pace. If this keeps up 2006 will be the second year in a row of declining box office revenue and the fourth year in a row of declining ticket sales. It's not quite time to push the panic button yet, but it is certainly worrying. More...

Successful Launch fails to Lift Box Office

March 13th, 2006

Only one of the four new films beat expectations over the weekend, and that left the box office hurting. Overall, the total for the weekend was $110 million, which was 6.8% higher than last weekend, but since last weekend was Oscar weekend, this is hardly an impressive result. More importantly, it was 4.7% lower than the same weekend last year. More...

New Releases are Strictly for the Dogs

March 10th, 2006

There are three and a half new films opening wide this weekend, and the best of them is earning merely mediocre reviews. (The half film refers to The Libertine, which is opening in only 815 theatres.) Even so, there should be a huge jump from last weekend, perhaps even enough to push 2006 ahead of 2005 again. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 3 - March 9

March 9th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. This week's winner was one of last week's best sites, She's the Man - Official Site, which added a lot of content this week including some old stuff that was off site for previous weeks. More...

2006 Preview: March

March 1st, 2006

This is a not as busy a month as it initially looks. Granted, there are 18 movies on this month's list, but there are five weekends, or at least five Fridays. Also, every week there's at least one film that may or may not be getting a truly wide release. Considering the level of competition, I'm leaning against any of five such films opening in more than 2000 theatres. On the plus side, we should see the first $100 million movie of 2006 open this month, and perhaps even see two movies reach that milestone. More...

Fun Time on the International Charts

February 19th, 2006

Fun with Dick and Jane added an handful of new markets this week and that allowed the film to remain in sixth place with $6.00 million on 2645 screens in 49 markets for a running tally of $63.30 million. The film opened in first place in Spain with $1.54 million on 316 screens and in the Netherlands with $475,000 on 75 screens over the weekend and $520,000 in total. It took first place in Argentina as well with $136,000 on 48. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place during its debut in Denmark with $319,000 on 45 screens over the weekend and $335,000 in total. Holdovers include the U.K. where the film was down 56% to $699,000 over the weekend and $10.44 million in total and Italy with a 55% decline to $594,000 over the weekend and $4.83 million in total. More...

International Details: Flightplan has Bumpy Landing

December 11th, 2005

Flightplan fell out of the top five with $5.13 million on 2,430 screens in 38 markets for a total of $94.65 million on the international scene. It did fall from second to sixth on this week's charts, but it should still reach $100 million by this time next week. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it remained in second place with $2.14 million on 416 screens for a two-week total of $6.59 million. More...

Her Shoes Fall out of Fashion

December 4th, 2005

Here's this week's round-up of international box office numbers.

In Her Shoes fell out of the top five this week with $3.95 million on 2,050 screens in 23 markets for a $30.60 million international box office. The film held up amazingly well in Spain, dropping just 8% to $810,000 on 290 screens, but it wasn't as fortunate in France where it lost more than half its opening, earning $400,000 on 293 screens, falling out of the top ten in the process. It suffered a similar fate during its third weekend in the U.K. where it was down 55% to $736,000 on 268 screens, but the film already has $7.06 million there, which is better than its domestic run if you take into account the relative sizes of the two markets. More...

Zorro Leaves its Mark

November 27th, 2005

The Legend of Zorro fell from second to sixth this week and because of that its quest from $100 million internationally took a serious hit. Over the weekend the film pulled in $4.20 million on 4062 screens in 62 markets for a running tally of $80.73 million. In France the film fell 57% to $1.01 million over the weekend and $14.80 million during its four-week run while it had a similar drop-off in Spain where it was down 56% to $475,000 over the weekend and $9.10 million in total. The box office was less kind in Russia, (down 68% to $136,000); Germany, (down 70% to $232,000) and the U.K., (down 83% to $120,000). More...

Limited Releases Offer a Plentiful Bounty

November 25th, 2005

Thanksgivings gives us a cornucopia of new limited releases, some of which opened on Wednesday and some of which open tonight. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 18 - November 25

November 24th, 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, The Producers - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 4 - November 10

November 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, Aeon Flux - Official Site
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Movie Website Updates for October 28 - November 3

November 3rd, 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, Pride and Prejudice - Official Site
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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2005/11/25 55 $27,804   2 $13,902   $27,804 1
2006/03/10 12 $2,202,799   815 $2,703   $2,264,096 16
2006/03/17 15 $881,076 -60% 819 $1,076   $3,867,537 17
2006/03/24 22 $315,344 -64% 474 $665   $4,554,025 18
2006/03/31 43 $68,875 -78% 116 $594   $4,756,532 19
2006/04/07 64 $21,459 -69% 43 $499   $4,808,748 20
2006/04/14 84 $10,361 -52% 24 $432   $4,829,497 21

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/03/10 12 $2,925,164   815 $3,589   $2,986,461 17
2006/03/17 18 $1,252,220 -57% 819 $1,529   $4,238,681 18
2006/03/24 22 $448,976 -64% 474 $947   $4,687,657 19
2006/03/31 42 $99,632 -78% 116 $859   $4,787,289 20
2006/04/07 66 $31,847 -68% 43 $741   $4,819,136 21
2006/04/14 84 $15,929 -50% 24 $664   $4,835,065 22

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/9/200615101,726 101,726$1,524,873$1,524,8731
7/16/20062834,459-66% 136,185$514,473$2,039,3462

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