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Life of the Party (2018)

Life of the Party
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,121,453Details
International Box Office $9,700,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $61,821,453
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 11th, 2018 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: May 10th, 2018 (Wide) (United Arab Emirates)
May 11th, 2018 (Wide) (Australia)
May 11th, 2018 (Wide) (New Zealand)
May 11th, 2018 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual material, drug content and partying.
(Rating bulletin 2480 (Cert #51072), 6/14/2017)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: College, Adult Education, Screenplay Written By the Star, Delayed Adulthood, Dysfunctional Family, Relationships Gone Wrong, Mid-Life Crisis
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, On The Day Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,249 $50,328,719 Jun 8, 2018 31
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 173 $5,379,490 May 25, 2018 17
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 247 $5,267,907 May 25, 2018 17
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 114 $6,875,753 May 25, 2018 17
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 134 $6,733,134 May 25, 2018 17

Leading Cast

   Deanna Miles

Supporting Cast

Gillian Jacobs    Helen
Maya Rudolph    Christine
Julie Bowen    Marcie
Matt Walsh    Dan Miles
Molly Gordon    Maddie Miles
Stephen Root    Mike
Jacki Weaver    Sandy
Adria Arjona    Amanda
Luke Benward    Jack
Jessie Ennis    Debbie
Heidi Gardner    Leonor
Chris Parnell    Mr. Truzack
Debby Ryan    Jennifer
Yani Simone    Trina
Jimmy O. Yang    Tyler
Ben Falcone    Uber Driver
Chris Cavalier    Eugene
Flynn Falcone    Guidance Counselor
Karen Maruyama    Mediator
Mac Alsfeld    Hench
Damon Jones    Frank
Karina Delbeau-Charles    Carol
Candice Mays    Linda
Kevin Gutierrez    Water Bottle Student
Steve Mallory    Bill
Courtney Patterson    Amy
Nat Faxon    Lance
Sarah Baker    Gildred
Seth Dousman    College Kid #1
Antonio J. Bell    Drunk Guy at Sorority Party
Sheila Maddox    Graduation Speaker
Dytto    Dancer
Frankie Freeman    Dancer
Naeemah McCowan    Dancer
Xavier Wilcher    Dancer
Jae Scott    Dancer
Jordan Galloway    Dancer
Ahmed Zakzouk    Dancer

Cameos

Christina Aguilera    Herself

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Ben Falcone    Screenwriter
Melissa McCarthy    Screenwriter
Ben Falcone    Producer
Melissa McCarthy    Producer
Chris Henchy    Producer
Toby Emmerich    Executive Producer
Richard Brener    Executive Producer
Michael Disco    Executive Producer
David Siegel    Executive Producer
Julio Macat    Director of Photography
Rusty Smith    Production Designer
Brian Olds    Editor
Louise Mingenbach    Costume Designer
Fil Eisler    Composer
Allison Jones    Casting Director
Steve Mallory    Co-Producer
Manish Raval    Music Supervisor
Tom Wolfe    Music Supervisor
David Siegel    Unit Production Manager
Daniel Silverberg    First Assistant Director
James Roque, Jr.    Second Assistant Director
Ashley Albrecht    Associate Producer
Divya D’Souza    Associate Producer
Gretel Twombly    Production Supervisor
Heather Dumas    Art Director
Amy McGary    Set Decorator
Todd Weaver    Sound Mixer
Tricia Miles Tharp    Post-Production Supervisor
Liz Calandrello    First Assistand Editor
Tim LeBlanc    Re-recording Mixer
Tom Ozanich    Re-recording Mixer
Tammy Fearing    Supervising Sound Editor/ADR Supervisor
Michael O'Farrell    Sound Effects Editor
Joe Schiff    Dialogue Editor
Michael Hertlein    Dialogue Editor
George H. Anderson    Sound Designer
Darrin Mann    Foley Mixer
David Metzner    Music Editor
Joshua Winget*    Music Editor
Curtis Collins    Location Manager
Sheila Waldron    Script Supervisor
Suzy Freeman    Costume Supervisor
Kimberly Jones    Make up
Stephanie Ponder    Make up
Jennifer Santiago    Hairstylist
Curtis Foreman    Hairstylist
Aaron Linker    Set Designer
David Fletcher    Special Effects Coordinator
Tom Fife    Special Effects
James T. Hill    Score Mixer
James T. Hill    Score Recordist

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

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Is Far from Wonderful

June 4th, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The overall weekend went about as well as expected. Unfortunately, that’s not good news. Solo: A Star Wars Story fell about as much as the average sophomore blockbuster film falls during a post-holiday weekend, earning first place with $29.40 million, while Deadpool 2 was the only other film to earn more than $20 million, landing in second with $23.18 million. The biggest new release of the week was Adrift with $11.60 million. The overall box office fell 42% from last weekend to just $106 million. To put this into perspective, this weekend last year, Wonder Woman opened with $103 million. That one movie made almost as much as the entire box office made this year. The year-over-year decline was 43%. Fortunately, 2018 is still ahead of 2017 by a sizable amount at 6.8% or $310 million at $4.94 billion to $4.63 billion and in a couple of weeks, 2018 should start winning again in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Solo’s $100 million Opening still a Disappointment

May 30th, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Memorial Day long weekend is off its peak and its been a while since it was breaking records regularly. (Half of the top ten three-day and four-day records are a decade old or older.) That didn’t change this year, as Solo: A Star Wars Story missed expectations with $84.42 million / $103.02 million during its opening weekend. You can’t even claim it missed expectations because Deadpool 2 stole its thunder, as that film also fell faster than anticipated. Overall, the box office fell 13% from last weekend down to $182 million. This is still 29% higher than the same three-day weekend last year. If you include Monday, the weekend pulled in $226 million, which is about 27% higher than last year. Year-to-date, 2018 has a 8.3% / $370 million lead over 2017 at $4.79 billion to $4.42 billion. That lead will shrink in the next couple of weeks, but overall, 2018 is looking really healthy. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Latest Star Wars Release Open Solo or So High?

May 24th, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Memorial Day long weekend is usually a great weekend to open a big release. However, this year, Solo: A Star Wars Story is the wide release of the weekend. It will obviously open in first place, but how will it compare to the recent releases in the Star Wars franchise? Deadpool 2 will have no trouble earning second place and could by the end of the weekend be in the black. (It depends heavily on how much it cost to advertise, but I think its combined budget is around $200 million.) The only other film expected to make a dent at the box office is Avengers: Infinity War, which has already earned $600 million domestically. This weekend last year, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opened in first place with $62.98 million / $78.48 million. There are some who think Solo will double that. I’m not that bullish, but I do think Solo will lead 2018 to an easy win in the year-over-year competition. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Deadpool Dominates Box Office, But Can’t Compete with Original

May 22nd, 2018

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 didn’t live up to expectations at the box office, but you can’t really complain about a $125.51 million opening weekend. The other new releases were Book Club, which did acceptable business, while the less said about Show Dogs’ debut the better. Overall, the box office rose 51% from last weekend earning $209 million. This is 69% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2018 is now ahead of 2017 by a margin of $290 million or 7.0% at $4.49 billion to $4.20 billion. Because Infinity War opened a week earlier than usual, it has been hard to compare the overall box office, but now it is safe to say 2018 has a sizable lead over 2017, one that should grow next weekend as well. More...

Weekend Estimates: Deadpool Has Surprisingly Short Legs, Still Dominates with $125 million

May 20th, 2018

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 broke records during its previews and stumbled a little on Friday, before finishing the weekend with an estimated $125 million. That’s still a fantastic result, more than the $110 million it reportedly cost to make, and more than the total box office earned this weekend last year. That said, it is way below the $150 million many thought it would earn after the preview numbers were announced. This isn’t as good as Deadpool’s opening weekend; however, that film benefited from Valentine’s day landing on Sunday, while this film will get some help next weekend, as it is Memorial Day long weekend. Furthermore, both films earned nearly identical reviews and both films earned an A from CinemaScore, so this film's legs should be decent. We will have a better idea where it will end up next weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Deadpool Come Back to Life?

May 17th, 2018

Deadpool 2

May gets its first monster hit, as Deadpool 2 debuts in theaters this weekend. The film is earning impressive reviews and was widely expected to top the original's opening weekend. Neither of the two other new releases are expected to compete for first place, or even second place, as Avengers: Infinity War has that locked down. Book Club should open in third place with more than $10 million, but that’s not a guarantee. Meanwhile, Show Dogs’ buzz is so quiet that I’m have trouble coming up with a prediction. This weekend last year, Alien: Covenant opened in first place, but with only $36.16 million. If Deadpool 2 doesn’t top that opening night, then I will be shocked. In fact, Deadpool 2 should earn more by itself than the total box office from this weekend last year. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Infinity War Helps 2018 Take on Guardians

May 15th, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

The weekend was better than expected, for the most part. All of the holdovers, including the number one film, Avengers: Infinity War, held on better than we predicted, while one of the two new releases also opened faster. Life of the Party was the only film in the top five that didn’t beat expectations. Overall, the box office still slipped 19% from last week, down to $137 million. However, this is 1.2% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2018 maintains a strong 5.2% / $210 million lead over 2017 at $4.24 billion to $4.03 billion. More...

Friday Estimates: Infinity War Breaks up the Party

May 12th, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War was on the high end of expectations on Friday with $16.00 million during its 15th day of release. This puts it on pace for $62 million during its third weekend of release for a running tally of $548 million. It became the second fastest film to reach $500 million domestically, getting there a day faster than The Last Jedi did. The film also debuted in China earning $60.73 million on Friday, $70.06 million including previews. Only Monster Hunt 2 and The Fate of the Furious had faster starts. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Party Generates some Noise, Breaking In Could find Some Loot

May 11th, 2018

Life of the Party

Life of the Party only managed $700,000 during its previews, which is well below the $985,000 The Boss managed two years ago. If this film has the same legs, it will open with just under $17 million. Granted, Life of the Party is earning better reviews, so it could perform a little better over the weekend, but matching our $21 million prediction might be asking too much. More...

Weekend Predictions: Infinity War Looks to Complete the Threepeat

May 10th, 2018

Life of the Party

Avengers: Infinity War will have no trouble earning first place for the third time at the box office chart. It’s only competition is the sophomore stint of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, which earned $65 million this weekend last year. Hopefully Infinity War will come within $10 million of that. As for the new releases, Life of the Party should earn more than all three new releases earned last weekend, while Breaking In is on track for an opening in the low to mid teens. If all three films can meet these expectations, then 2018 will have a shot at winning in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2018 Preview: May

May 1st, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

April was all about Avengers: Infinity War, which earned about as much during its opening weekend as the next two biggest films, A Quiet Place and Rampage, will earn in total. However, moving Infinity War to April has left a big gap for the first two weeks of May. It isn’t until Deadpool 2 debuts that we have a potential $100 million movie, while the week after Solo: A Star Wars Story closes the month on a strong note. Fortunately, both of those films are expected to earn more than $100 million during their opening weekends alone and combined could earn over $700 million domestically. Last May, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 helped the month get off to a fast start, but it was the only monster hit of the month. Infinity War opening a week early will mean the month will start slower, in terms of new releases, but Infinity War’s record-breaking debut should help 2018 come out ahead in the end. More...

Life of the Party Trailer

February 6th, 2018

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/05/11 2 $17,886,075   3,656 $4,892   $17,886,075 1
2018/05/18 4 $7,603,850 -57% 3,656 $2,080   $30,915,357 2
2018/05/25 5 $5,379,490 -29% 2,937 $1,832   $39,364,476 3
2018/06/01 7 $3,504,625 -35% 2,511 $1,396   $46,350,255 4
2018/06/08 10 $2,167,142 -38% 1,842 $1,177   $50,328,719 5
2018/06/15 18 $448,369 -79% 608 $737   $51,850,137 6

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/05/11 2 $4,935,225   3,656 $1,350   $4,935,225 1
2018/05/12 2 $6,070,432 +23% 3,656 $1,660   $11,005,657 2
2018/05/13 3 $6,880,418 +13% 3,656 $1,882   $17,886,075 3
2018/05/14 2 $1,276,541 -81% 3,656 $349   $19,162,616 4
2018/05/15 2 $1,896,487 +49% 3,656 $519   $21,059,103 5
2018/05/16 2 $1,224,238 -35% 3,656 $335   $22,283,341 6
2018/05/17 2 $1,028,166 -16% 3,656 $281   $23,311,507 7
2018/05/18 4 $2,209,845 +115% 3,656 $604   $25,521,352 8
2018/05/19 4 $3,261,482 +48% 3,656 $892   $28,782,834 9
2018/05/20 4 $2,132,523 -35% 3,656 $583   $30,915,357 10
2018/05/21 4 $736,717 -65% 3,656 $202   $31,652,074 11
2018/05/22 4 $1,039,155 +41% 3,656 $284   $32,691,229 12
2018/05/23 4 $676,119 -35% 3,656 $185   $33,367,348 13
2018/05/24 4 $617,638 -9% 3,656 $169   $33,984,986 14
2018/05/25 5 $1,392,374 +125% 2,937 $474   $35,377,360 15
2018/05/26 5 $1,982,032 +42% 2,937 $675   $37,359,392 16
2018/05/27 5 $2,005,084 +1% 2,937 $683   $39,364,476 17
2018/05/28 5 $1,496,263 -25% 2,937 $509   $40,860,739 18
2018/05/29 5 $801,547 -46% 2,937 $273   $41,662,286 19
2018/05/30 5 $628,941 -22% 2,937 $214   $42,291,227 20
2018/05/31 5 $554,403 -12% 2,937 $189   $42,845,630 21
2018/06/01 7 $1,061,757 +92% 2,511 $423   $43,907,387 22
2018/06/02 7 $1,496,286 +41% 2,511 $596   $45,403,673 23
2018/06/03 7 $946,582 -37% 2,511 $377   $46,350,255 24
2018/06/04 7 $417,324 -56% 2,511 $166   $46,767,579 25
2018/06/05 7 $642,581 +54% 2,511 $256   $47,410,160 26
2018/06/06 7 $432,672 -33% 2,511 $172   $47,842,832 27
2018/06/07 7 $318,745 -26% 2,511 $127   $48,161,577 28
2018/06/08 9 $645,715 +103% 1,842 $351   $48,807,292 29
2018/06/09 10 $931,419 +44% 1,842 $506   $49,738,711 30
2018/06/10 10 $590,008 -37% 1,842 $320   $50,328,719 31
2018/06/11 10 $272,110 -54% 1,842 $148   $50,600,829 32
2018/06/12 10 $382,518 +41% 1,842 $208   $50,983,347 33
2018/06/13 11 $258,004 -33% 1,842 $140   $51,241,351 34
2018/06/14 10 $160,417 -38% 1,842 $87   $51,401,768 35
2018/06/15 - $161,643 +1% 608 $266   $51,563,411 36
2018/06/16 - $192,118 +19% 608 $316   $51,755,529 37
2018/06/17 - $94,608 -51% 608 $156   $51,850,137 38
2018/06/18 - $65,279 -31% 608 $107   $51,915,416 39
2018/06/19 - $85,305 +31% 608 $140   $52,000,721 40
2018/06/20 - $70,019 -18% 608 $115   $52,070,740 41
2018/06/21 - $50,713 -28% 608 $83   $52,121,453 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/05/11 2 $23,311,507   3,656 $6,376   $23,311,507 1
2018/05/18 4 $10,673,479 -54% 3,656 $2,919   $33,984,986 2
2018/05/25 5 $8,860,644 -17% 2,937 $3,017   $42,845,630 3
2018/06/01 7 $5,315,350 -40% 2,511 $2,117   $48,161,577 4
2018/06/08 10 $3,240,191 -39% 1,842 $1,759   $51,401,768 5
2018/06/15 17 $719,685 -78% 608 $1,184   $52,121,453 6

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 5/11/2018 $1,505,318 296 296 1279 $4,068,480 6/21/2018
New Zealand 5/11/2018 $138,632 62 66 288 $398,209 6/11/2018
United Arab Emirates 5/10/2018 $0 0 0 0 $644,000 6/11/2018
United Kingdom 5/11/2018 $837,706 449 449 1297 $2,400,000 6/11/2018
 
Rest of World $2,189,311
 
International Total$9,700,000 6/21/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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