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Little Children (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,463,019Details
International Box Office $8,658,158Details
Worldwide Box Office $14,121,177
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $3,675,500 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $3,675,500
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  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:$14,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 6th, 2006 (Exclusive) by New Line
Video Release: May 1st, 2007 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality and nudity, language and some disturbing content
Comparisons: vs. American Beauty
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Keywords: Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, Sex Crimes
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 26th Weekend Limited Release 86 $18,102 Mar 30, 2007 178
Biggest 25th Weekend Limited Release 83 $27,500 Mar 23, 2007 171
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 71 $36,164 Mar 16, 2007 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 63 $56,246 Mar 9, 2007 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 64 $69,370 Mar 2, 2007 150
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 91 $64,275 Feb 23, 2007 143
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 63 $143,490 Feb 16, 2007 136
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 51 $229,487 Feb 9, 2007 129
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 57 $220,306 Feb 2, 2007 122
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 76 $207,349 Jan 26, 2007 115
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 96 $184,844 Jan 19, 2007 108
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 85 $288,122 Jan 12, 2007 101
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 70 $385,217 Jan 5, 2007 94
Theater Average 13th Weekend 10 $12,226 Dec 29, 2006 87
Top 2006 Theater Average 40 $19,591 Oct 6, 2006 3

Cast

   Sarah Pierce
   Brad Adamson
Sadie Goldstein    Lucy Pierce
Ty Simpkins    Aaron Adamson
Jennifer Connelly    Kathy Adamson
Gregg Edelman    Richard Pierce
Noah Emmerich    Larry Hedges
Jackie Earle Haley    Ronald McGorvey
Phyllis Somerville    May McGorvey
Raymond J. Barry    Bullhorn Bob

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Thomas Newman
Set Decorator    Susan Bode

Home Market Dreaming of a Good Night

May 11th, 2007

For the past few weeks, new releases have dominated the home market, and while this week saw two holdovers in the top two spots, there were still plenty of new releases to place high on the charts. Leading the way were Night at the Museum with $9.08 million for the week and $20.64 million overall with Deja vu remaining in second place with $7.02 million this past week and $15.66 million in total. More...

DVD Releases for May 1, 2007

April 30th, 2007

It was a tough week to write this column, partially because of the selection of DVD coming out tomorrow, and partially because my DVD player had a meltdown while I was in the middle of reviewing Dinosaurs - The Complete Third and Fourth Seasons . (And then today my mouse stops working while my Internet connection has been sporadic all day. It's like my electronics are conspiring against me.) There were a few DVDs that were contenders for DVD Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with Dreamgirls - 2-Disc Showstopper Edition while giving Michael Palin's Around the World in 80 Days an honorable mention. More...

Per Theater Chart is a Lonely Avenue

February 27th, 2007

Avenue Montaigne was the only film to top $10,000 on the Per Theater Chart this week. The film dipped less than 30% but maintained an average of $10,376 in its two theaters. More...

Updated - Bollywood Breaks Through on the Per Theater Chart

January 30th, 2007

Mafioso narrowly topped the Per Theater Chart this weekend in second weekend of re-release with an average of $11,118. Salaam-e-Ishq - A Tribute to Love was right behind it, with just under $1 million in 86 theaters for an average of $11,035. Early reports actually had Salaam-e-Ishq topping the chart, but its total gross to date includes $60,000 earned on Thursday. Without that money, it wasn't quite able to hold on to top spot. The only other film to top $10,000 was Breaking and Entering with an average of $10,580 in two theaters. More...

Award Season - Oscar Nods Offer Little Surprises - Correction

January 23rd, 2007

The Oscar nominations were handed out today and for the most part they've followed the script written by previous awards committees fairly closely. More...

Award Season - The Writing is On the Wall

January 12th, 2007

The Writers Guild of America is the last of the guilds to hand out nominations, which they did so this week. And while there are 20 or so categories, only two of them are theatrical. More...

Award Season - SAG Spreads the Love

January 5th, 2007

The Screen Actors Guide handed out their nominations yesterday and of the 5 theatrical categories, there were more than a dozen films to pick up at least one nomination. More...

Girls are Just Dreamy

December 19th, 2006

Dreamgirls set a new record per theater average for a live action film over the weekend by pulling in $380,000 in three movie houses for an average of $126,317. While this is significantly ahead of the previous record holder, Brokeback Mountain, it is important to note that tickets for Dreamgirls were $25, meaning there were 5,000 tickets sold per theater compared to 10,000 for Brokeback. On a tickets-per-theater average the film is more in line with Sideways or In Good Company, which is still a very good result. The only other film to crack $10,000 was The Good German at $15,363. More...

Award Season - Babel and Departed are Golden

December 15th, 2006

Babel led the way when the Golden Globe nominations were announced today with seven nominations while The Departed was close behind with six. More...

Re-Volver-lution

November 7th, 2006

Just a trio of films in the $10,000 club, but they are managed that feat by a huge margin. Leading the way was Volver with just under $200,000 on 5 theaters for an average of $39,541. This is actually lower than the opening per theater average for Pedro Almodovar's previous two films, but his biggest opening ever. Second place went to the overall number one film, Borat with $31,607 while last week's per theater average champion, Babel, came in third with $26,264 despite a huge increase in its theater count. More...

Movie Queen's Reign Rivals Real Royalty

October 17th, 2006

The Queen led the per theatre charts for the third weekend in a row, taking in an average of $22,228 in its 46 theatres. Granted, the film has a while to catch up to the more than 50 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, but this is still a very rare feat for a film to accomplish. Second place went to newcomer Sweet Land with an unexpected opening weekend average of $20,930. The only other film to top $10,000 was Little Children as the film held up very well, dipping less than 14% to $16,910. More...

Queen's Royal Reign Continues

October 10th, 2006

For the second weekend in a row, The Queen top the per theatre charts with an average of $36,543, down just over 10%. This is even more impressive since the movie saw its theatre count climb from 3 to 11. Little Children came in next after earning nearly $100,000 in 5 theatres for an average of $19,591 while Shortbus earned just over $100,000 in 6 theatres for an average of $17,985. The former film has a much better shot at earning some mainstream success as the latter is just too much for the average moviegoer. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 30 - October 6, 2006

October 7th, 2006

Good week for websites, but most were smaller updates or new sites with just a few features. Two sites, Happy Feet - Official Site and The Prestige - Official Site, stood out above the crowd, but both will need a few more update to take home the Weekly Website Award. More...

Limited Releases - Looking for a Little Bit of Love (and a lot of Cash)

October 6th, 2006

A dozen films on this list and while there are few Oscar contenders, it could be the Canadian film, Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, that has the best long-term potential. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 19 - August 25

August 26th, 2006

It's another busy week with nearly three dozen films being represented here. Taking top prize is Invincible - Official Site, although there were a few others that could take that claim before all is said and done. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/10/06 41 $97,953   5 $19,591   $97,953 1
2006/10/13 45 $84,551 -14% 5 $16,910   $230,497 2
2006/10/20 26 $238,390 +182% 32 $7,450   $508,772 3
2006/10/27 27 $199,947 -16% 32 $6,248   $803,508 4
2006/11/03 30 $173,049 -13% 32 $5,408   $1,056,474 5
2006/11/10 35 $136,070 -21% 29 $4,692   $1,253,941 6
2006/11/17 29 $164,534 +21% 37 $4,447   $1,467,068 7
2006/11/24 32 $141,586 -14% 31 $4,567   $1,636,000 8
2006/12/01 29 $104,377 -26% 30 $3,479   $1,819,876 9
2006/12/08 36 $65,714 -37% 25 $2,629   $1,927,684 10
2006/12/15 31 $77,587 +18% 21 $3,695   $2,036,841 11
2006/12/22 27 $110,000 +42% 42 $2,619   $2,188,969 12
2006/12/29 32 $158,934 +44% 13 $12,226   $2,475,049 13
2007/01/05 28 $385,217 +142% 103 $3,740   $2,994,348 14
2007/01/12 35 $288,122 -25% 101 $2,853   $3,437,972 15
2007/01/19 38 $184,844 -36% 92 $2,009   $3,763,186 16
2007/01/26 37 $207,349 +12% 88 $2,356   $4,065,149 17
2007/02/02 36 $220,306 +6% 106 $2,078   $4,374,256 18
2007/02/09 34 $229,487 +4% 115 $1,996   $4,701,836 19
2007/02/16 42 $143,490 -37% 90 $1,594   $4,920,405 20
2007/02/23 49 $64,275 -55% 61 $1,054   $5,071,224 21
2007/03/02 50 $69,370 +8% 62 $1,119   $5,217,297 22
2007/03/09 51 $56,246 -19% 59 $953   $5,307,219 23
2007/03/16 53 $36,164 -36% 47 $769   $5,369,440 24
2007/03/23 56 $27,500 -24% 43 $640   $5,414,998 25
2007/03/30 55 $18,102 -34% 26 $696   $5,446,373 26
2007/04/06 75 $6,951 -62% 15 $463   $5,459,824 27

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/25 32 $27,031   42 $644   $2,216,000 81
2007/01/15 32 $58,284   101 $577   $3,496,256 102
2007/02/19 38 $35,535   90 $395   $4,955,940 137

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/10/06 42 $145,946   5 $29,189   $145,946 1
2006/10/13 47 $124,436 -15% 5 $24,887   $270,382 2
2006/10/20 29 $333,179 +168% 32 $10,412   $603,561 3
2006/10/27 28 $279,864 -16% 32 $8,746   $883,425 4
2006/11/03 31 $234,446 -16% 32 $7,326   $1,117,871 5
2006/11/10 35 $184,663 -21% 29 $6,368   $1,302,534 6
2006/11/17 36 $235,804 +28% 37 $6,373   $1,538,338 7
2006/11/24 35 $177,161 -25% 31 $5,715   $1,715,499 8
2006/12/01 31 $146,471 -17% 30 $4,882   $1,861,970 9
2006/12/08 37 $97,284 -34% 25 $3,891   $1,959,254 10
2006/12/15 34 $119,715 +23% 21 $5,701   $2,078,969 11
2006/12/22 31 $237,146 +98% 42 $5,646   $2,316,115 12
2006/12/29 32 $293,016 +24% 13 $22,540   $2,609,131 13
2007/01/05 28 $540,719 +85% 103 $5,250   $3,149,850 14
2007/01/12 34 $428,492 -21% 101 $4,242   $3,578,342 15
2007/01/19 37 $279,458 -35% 92 $3,038   $3,857,800 16
2007/01/26 37 $296,150 +6% 88 $3,365   $4,153,950 17
2007/02/02 36 $318,399 +8% 106 $3,004   $4,472,349 18
2007/02/09 37 $304,566 -4% 115 $2,648   $4,776,915 19
2007/02/16 40 $230,034 -24% 90 $2,556   $5,006,949 20
2007/02/23 43 $140,978 -39% 61 $2,311   $5,147,927 21
2007/03/02 48 $103,046 -27% 62 $1,662   $5,250,973 22
2007/03/09 52 $82,303 -20% 59 $1,395   $5,333,276 23
2007/03/16 56 $54,212 -34% 47 $1,153   $5,387,498 24
2007/03/23 54 $40,783 -25% 43 $948   $5,428,271 25
2007/03/30 60 $24,602 -40% 26 $946   $5,452,873 26
2007/04/06 78 $10,146 -59% 15 $676   $5,463,019 27

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/6/20072365,101 65,101$1,171,167$1,171,1671

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