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Notorious (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,843,682Details
International Box Office $8,161,469Details
Worldwide Box Office $45,005,151
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $29,882,978 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $29,882,978
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$19,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 16th, 2009 (Wide) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: April 21st, 2009 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some strong sexuality including dialogue, nudity, and for drug content
Running Time: 122 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Voletta Wallace Films, By Storm Films, State Street Pictures, Bad Boy Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic January Weekend 80 $20,497,596 Jan 16, 2009 3
Top Based on Real Life Events Weekend Domestic 28 $20,497,596 Jan 16, 2009 3
Top Dramatization Weekend Domestic 59 $20,497,596 Jan 16, 2009 3
Top Fox Searchlight Weekend Domestic 1 $20,497,596 Jan 16, 2009 3
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day) 26 $20,497,596 Jan 16, 2009 3
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 33 $24,515,125 Jan 16, 2009 3
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 29 $23,393,472 Jan 16, 2009 3
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 32 $27,978,593 Jan 16, 2009 3
Martin Luther King (Opening, 3-Day) 18 $20,497,596 Jan 16, 2009 3
Martin Luther King (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 22 $24,515,125 Jan 16, 2009 3
Martin Luther King (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 21 $23,393,472 Jan 16, 2009 3
Martin Luther King (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 23 $27,978,593 Jan 16, 2009 3

Leading Cast

   Christopher "Biggie" Wallace
   Sean Combs

Supporting Cast

Angela Bassett    Voletta Wallace
Smith Antonique    Faith Evans
Naturi Naughton    Lil' Kim
Dennis White    Damion
Julia Pace Mitchell    Jan
Anthony Mackie    Tupac Shukar
Kevin Phillips    Mark
Marc John Jefferies    Cease
Aunjanue Ellis    Sandy
John Ventimiglia    Det. Farelli
C. Malik Whitfield    Wayne
Christopher Jordan Wallace    Biggie (age 8-13)

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Cheo Hodari Coker    Screenwriter
Reggie Rock Bythewood    Screenwriter
Voletta Wallace    Producer
Wayne Barrow    Producer
Mark Pitts    Producer
Robert Teitel    Producer
Trish Hofmann    Producer
Sean Combs    Executive Producer
George Paaswell    Co-Producer
Michael Grady    Cinematographer
Dirk Westervelt    Editor
Steven Rosenblum    Editor
Danny Elfman    Music Director
Francesca Spero    Music Supervisor
Barry Cole    Music Supervisor
Jane Musky    Production Designer
Laura Ballinger Gardner    Art Director
Alex Mazur    Set Decorator
Paul A Simmons    Costume Designer
Matthew Price    Sound Editor
Lewis Goldstein    Supervising Sound Editor
Lewis Goldstein    Re-recording Mixer
Robert Fernandez    Re-recording Mixer
Glenn Allen    Visual Effects Supervisor
Eric J Robertson    Visual Effects Supervisor
Conrad Brink Sr    Special Effects Coordinator
Ray Siegle    Stunt Coordinator
Jeff Ward    Stunt Coordinator
Tanisha Scott    Choreography
Jono Oliver    Assistant Director
Tracy 'Twinkie' Byrd    Casting Director

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

DVD Sales - Fog of War

May 16th, 2009

There was some confusion on top of this week's sales chart, as there were two new releases that could claim top spot on. Leading the way, at least in terms of units sold, was Bride Wars, which just managed to reach seven figures with sales of 1.00 million units and $16.04 million. More...

DVD Rentals - War is Hell

May 16th, 2009

Two new releases lead the way on this week's rental chart with Bride Wars beating Hotel for Dogs by roughly 33%. More...

DVD Sales - Notorious has Noteworthy Opening

May 10th, 2009

It was a slow week for new releases with none coming close to selling 1 million units. However, this is common during this part of the year, and we still saw two new releases topping the chart. The best of these was Notorious, which sold 606,000 units generating $14.54 million in revenue. More...

DVD Rentals - The Wrestler Pins the Competition

May 10th, 2009

There were only three new releases to chart this week; however, those three new releases all reach the top six. This includes a new number one film, The Wrestler, which should have strong legs thanks to amazing reviews. More...

DVD Releases for April 21st, 2009 - Part II

April 21st, 2009

Not much in the way of first run releases this week, but we do have more Awards Season players coming out on the home market. However, if you want the best of the best, you have to look to Sin City - 2-Disc Blu-ray. This week's list was a little too big to fit on one page, so the second part can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for April 21st, 2009 - Part I

April 21st, 2009

Not much in the way of first run releases this week, but we do have more Awards Season players coming out on the home market. However, if you want the best of the best, you have to look to Sin City - 2-Disc Blu-ray. This week's list was a little too big to fit on one page, so the second part can be found here. More...

Blart Beats Back Competition

January 26th, 2009

New releases missed expectations, but enough of the holdovers excelled that that overall box office was still strong. Granted, it was down 17% from last weekend, but given the post-holiday slump, this is not bad. Also, $160 million is 14% more than the same weekend last year and it keeps 2009 well ahead of 2008 $861 million to $707 million, or 22%. More...

Will the Box Office Continue to Rise?

January 23rd, 2009

2009 looks to continue its winning streak with two wide releases and a lot of high-powered holdovers. It is unlikely that any of them will live up to last week's number one film, but the overall effort should live up to last year's overall box office and maintain 2009's winning streak. More...

Notorious is Well Known on the Per Theater Chart

January 21st, 2009

Notorious opened in fourth place overall, but in first place on the per theater chart with an average of $12,514, which was just a fraction above The Wrestler and its average of $11,824. Revolutionary Road remained strong earning an average of $10,427 in 171 theaters. The overall number one film, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, was next with $10,125. Finally, Slumdog Millionaire saw amazing growth and returned to the $10,000 Club with $10,050. More...

Paul Blart: Box Office Champion

January 20th, 2009

One film on Thursday's prediction column missed expectations; just one. This explains while, despite the fact that the number one film this year was well behind the number one film last year, the overall box office saw amazing growth to $193 million over three days, and $231 million over four. This was ahead of last year's Martin Luther King Jr. day long weekend by 25% and 24% respectively. Year-to-date, 2009 had brought in $668 million, which represents a 24% increase over last year's pace of $539 million. More...

Weekend Estimates: Paul Blart Surprises on Another Great Box Office Weekend

January 18th, 2009

2009 is only two weekends old, and has already produced two excellent weekends at the box office. After three movies opened around $20 million last weekend, no less than four new movies will be close, or exceed that goal over the three-day part of the MLK weekend, and one of those has come from nowhere to top $30 million and record the second-biggest opening weekend in January (see chart). That movie is Paul Blart: Mall Cop, a poorly-reviewed comedy starring Kevin James, which opened with $33.8 million Friday-Sunday, according to Sony's estimate, and is set to reach $40 million with Monday's numbers included. Sony puts the success down, at least in part, to James's extensive promotional efforts around the country. Maybe hard work does pay off, even in the movie business. More...

Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of January 16th, 2009

January 17th, 2009

There were a number of wide releases trying to take advantage of the holiday this weekend, and several websites that had what it takes to stand out. The best of these is Hotel for Dogs' Official Site, which is the winner of our Weekly Website Award. More...

Celebrating Valentine's Day a Month Early

January 15th, 2009

A busy week with four films opening wide, all of which have widely different target demographics. Hotel for Dogs is going for families, My Bloody Valentine is going for hardcore horror fans, Paul Blart: Mall Cop is going for fans of SitCom comedy, while Notorious is going for fans of rap. Add in a couple of holdovers, and it's a crowded marketplace. It is unlikely that any of these films will top last year's number one film, Cloverfield, but perhaps combined they will keep pace with last year's box office. More...

2009 Preview: January

January 1st, 2009

Happy New Year! If it's January 1, it must be time to take a look at this month's releases, and analyze how 2009 at the box office will compare to 2008. 2009 is looking to get off to a fast start, but I'm not sure that's going to happen. For one thing, 2008 stumbled down the stretch, which means the box office is relatively soft at the moment. Also, 2008 got off to a great start, which means it will be harder for 2009 to keep pace early on. (On a side note, if the box office is sluggish as expected, it could set the tone for the box office coverage and bad news tends to beget more bad news.) While there are a few films that are aiming for $50 million or more, none have the advance buzz that Cloverfield had, and it is unlikely that any will match its box office. More...

Cast Updates - March 13, 2008

March 13th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Confessions of a Shopaholic, Monsters vs Aliens, The Promotion, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - November 13, 2007

November 13th, 2007

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - November 11, 2007

November 11th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Rocker, Babylon A.D., The Taking of Pelham 123 and more! More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2009/01/16 4 $20,497,596   1,638 $12,514   $20,497,596 1
2009/01/23 10 $5,779,692 -72% 1,641 $3,522   $31,874,538 2
2009/01/30 17 $1,700,301 -71% 1,080 $1,574   $35,011,149 3
2009/02/06 24 $628,621 -63% 440 $1,429   $36,214,659 4
2009/02/13 35 $227,599 -64% 158 $1,441   $36,617,963 5
2009/02/20 53 $50,759 -78% 67 $758   $36,748,176 6
2009/02/27 66 $22,040 -57% 41 $538   $36,794,764 7
2009/03/06 72 $11,377 -48% 23 $495   $36,816,591 8
2009/03/13 86 $5,301 -53% 14 $379   $36,827,362 9
2009/03/20 87 $3,971 -25% 13 $305   $36,835,328 10
2009/03/27 82 $5,514 +39% 11 $501   $36,842,118 11

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/16 2 $8,308,024   1,638 $5,072   $8,308,204 1
2009/01/17 4 $7,521,680 -9% 1,638 $4,592   $15,821,680 2
2009/01/18 5 $4,667,892 -38% 1,638 $2,850   $20,489,572 3
2009/01/19 4 $2,895,876 -38% 1,638 $1,768   $23,385,448 4
2009/01/20 4 $1,071,270 -63% 1,638 $654   $24,464,742 5
2009/01/21 4 $842,857 -21% 1,638 $515   $25,307,599 6
2009/01/22 4 $787,247 -7% 1,638 $481   $26,094,846 7
2009/01/23 9 $1,773,410 +125% 1,641 $1,081   $27,868,256 8
2009/01/24 11 $2,485,463 +40% 1,641 $1,515   $30,353,719 9
2009/01/25 11 $1,520,819 -39% 1,641 $927   $31,874,538 10
2009/01/26 8 $427,321 -72% 1,641 $260   $32,301,859 11
2009/01/27 12 $374,937 -12% 1,641 $228   $32,676,796 12
2009/01/28 12 $316,363 -16% 1,641 $193   $32,993,159 13
2009/01/29 12 $317,689 n/c 1,641 $194   $33,310,848 14
2009/01/30 - $584,694 +84% 1,080 $541   $33,895,542 15
2009/01/31 - $858,761 +47% 1,080 $795   $34,754,303 16
2009/02/01 - $256,846 -70% 1,080 $238   $35,011,149 17
2009/02/02 17 $169,379 -34% 1,080 $157   $35,180,528 18
2009/02/03 18 $143,547 -15% 1,080 $133   $35,324,075 19
2009/02/04 - $133,530 -7% 1,080 $124   $35,457,605 20
2009/02/05 - $128,433 -4% 1,080 $119   $35,586,038 21
2009/02/06 - $176,760 +38% 440 $402   $35,762,798 22
2009/02/07 - $287,626 +63% 440 $654   $36,050,424 23
2009/02/08 - $164,235 -43% 440 $373   $36,214,659 24
2009/02/09 - $49,566 -70% 440 $113   $36,264,225 25
2009/02/10 - $44,610 -10% 440 $101   $36,308,835 26
2009/02/11 - $40,372 -10% 440 $92   $36,349,207 27
2009/02/12 - $41,157 +2% 440 $94   $36,390,364 28
2009/02/13 - $46,280 +12% 158 $293   $36,436,644 29
2009/02/14 - $114,166 +147% 158 $723   $36,550,810 30
2009/02/15 - $67,153 -41% 158 $425   $36,617,963 31
2009/02/16 37 $34,996 -48% 158 $221   $36,652,959 32
2009/02/17 - $15,773 -55% 158 $100   $36,668,732 33
2009/02/18 - $13,758 -13% 158 $87   $36,682,490 34
2009/02/19 - $14,927 +8% 158 $94   $36,697,417 35
2009/02/20 - $16,537 +11% 67 $247   $36,713,954 36
2009/02/21 - $21,620 +31% 67 $323   $36,735,574 37
2009/02/22 - $12,602 -42% 67 $188   $36,748,176 38
2009/02/23 - $6,275 -50% 67 $94   $36,754,451 39
2009/02/24 - $5,833 -7% 67 $87   $36,760,284 40
2009/02/25 - $6,086 +4% 67 $91   $36,766,370 41
2009/02/26 - $6,354 +4% 67 $95   $36,772,724 42
2009/02/27 - $6,360 n/c 41 $155   $36,779,084 43
2009/02/28 - $9,235 +45% 41 $225   $36,788,319 44
2009/03/01 - $6,445 -30% 41 $157   $36,794,764 45
2009/03/02 - $2,634 -59% 41 $64   $36,797,398 46
2009/03/03 - $2,610 -1% 41 $64   $36,800,008 47
2009/03/04 - $2,323 -11% 41 $57   $36,802,331 48
2009/03/05 - $2,883 +24% 41 $70   $36,805,214 49
2009/03/06 - $3,544 +23% 23 $154   $36,808,758 50
2009/03/07 - $4,786 +35% 23 $208   $36,813,544 51
2009/03/08 - $3,047 -36% 23 $132   $36,816,591 52
2009/03/09 - $1,352 -56% 23 $59   $36,817,943 53
2009/03/10 - $1,266 -6% 23 $55   $36,819,209 54
2009/03/11 - $1,453 +15% 23 $63   $36,820,662 55
2009/03/12 - $1,399 -4% 23 $61   $36,822,061 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2009/01/16 4 $26,094,846   1,638 $15,931   $26,094,846 1
2009/01/23 11 $7,216,002 -72% 1,641 $4,397   $33,310,848 2
2009/01/30 17 $2,275,190 -68% 1,080 $2,107   $35,586,038 3
2009/02/06 25 $804,326 -65% 440 $1,828   $36,390,364 4
2009/02/13 35 $307,053 -62% 158 $1,943   $36,697,417 5
2009/02/20 54 $75,307 -75% 67 $1,124   $36,772,724 6
2009/02/27 64 $32,490 -57% 41 $792   $36,805,214 7
2009/03/06 70 $16,847 -48% 23 $732   $36,822,061 8
2009/03/13 84 $9,296 -45% 14 $664   $36,831,357 9
2009/03/20 90 $5,247 -44% 13 $404   $36,836,604 10
2009/03/27 83 $7,078 +35% 11 $643   $36,843,682 11

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/26/20091470,107 470,107$11,277,867$11,277,8671
5/3/20094178,124-62% 648,231$3,738,823$15,016,6902
5/10/20091380,132-55% 728,363$1,681,971$16,698,6603

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