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People Like Us (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $12,431,792Details
International Box Office $185,680Details
Worldwide Box Office $12,617,472
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $4,864,003 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $752,989 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $5,616,992
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  3. Box Office
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, finds his latest deal collapsing on the same day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father's last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside-down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about. As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family - and reexamine his own life choices in the process.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,401-4,500) 4,468 $12,431,792
All Time International Box Office (Rank 8,501-8,600) 8,571 $185,680
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,709 $12,617,472

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$16,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 29th, 2012 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: August 3rd, 2012 (Wide) (Italy)
August 15th, 2012 (Wide) (Philippines)
November 9th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 7th, 2012 (Wide) (Norway)
January 4th, 2013 (Wide) (Spain)
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Video Release: October 2nd, 2012 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, some drug use and brief sexuality.
(Rating bulletin 2187, 8/31/2011)
Running Time: 115 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Everybody's Fine
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Keywords: Inheritance, Dysfunctional Family, Unexpected Families
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, K/O Paper Products, Reliance Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Michelle Pfeiffer    Lillian
Olivia Wilde    Hannah
Mark Duplass    Ted
Sara Mornell    Dr. Amanda
Philip Baker Hall    Ike Rafferty
Dean Chekvala    Jerry
Barbara Eve Harris    Mrs. Haney
David Burrus    Derek
Joseph Wise    Danny
Devin Brochu    Simon
Gabriela Milla    Lucy
Abhi Sinha    Managner
Jon Favreau    Richards
Rob Brownstein    Sales VP Ben
Christiann Castellanos    Secretary
Darren O'Hare    Telemarketer
Maximilian Osinski    Telemarketer
LeShay Tomlinson    Attendant
Paul Sanchez    AA Group Leader
Ken Barnett    AA Member
Stephanie Bast    AA Member
Shaughn Buchholz    AA Member
Pippa Hinchley    AA Member
David Kelsey    AA Member
LeRoy Mobley    AA Member
Nick Smoke    AA Member
Amanda Young    AA Member
Scott Weintraub    Teacher
Aaron Farb    Lab Teacher
Sonya Leslie    Nurse
Alexander Leeb    German Guy
Katie Sigismund    Lillian's Friend
Sheila Shaw    Lillian's Friend
Katy Boyer    Lillian's Friend
Peggy Lynn Moore    Waitress
Liza Del Mundo    Receptionist
Michael D. Parr    Sleazy Bar Patron
Omar Vega    Taco Stand Worker
Tara Inden    LAX Flight Attendant
James Hosney    Minister
Dave Zyler    70's Studio Techs
Moosie Drier    70's Studio Techs
Rif Hutton    70's Studio Techs
Steve Alterman    70's Studio Tech

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

Production and Technical Credits

Alex Kurtzman    Screenwriter
Roberto Orci    Screenwriter
Jody Lambert    Screenwriter
Roberto Orci    Producer
Bobby Cohen    Producer
Salvatore Totino    Cinematographer
Ida Random    Production Designer
Robert Leighton    Editor
Mary Zophres    Costume Designer
Denise Chamian    Casting Director
A.R. Rahman    Composer
Liza Richardson    Music Supervisor
Alex Kurtzman    Executive Producer
Jody Lambert    Co-Producer
Clayton Townsend    Production Manager
Jon Mallard    First Assistant Director
Zach Hunt    Second Assistant Director
Daniel Laurie    Dialogue/ADR Editor

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

DVD Sales: Avengers Earns an A Minus

October 12th, 2012

The Avengers dominated a lengthy list of new releases and sold roughly 20 times the number of DVDs of the second place release on this week's DVD sales chart. It sold 2.09 million units and generated $35.41 million in opening weekend revenue. This is a good start on the home market, but not great compared to the film's theatrical run. In fact, it wasn't even the best opening of the year, as both The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 sold more during their first week of release, and they both had shortened opening weeks. That said, it is already in eighth place for the year and this film did much better on Blu-ray than it did on DVD. More on that very shortly. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 2nd, 2012

October 2nd, 2012

It's the first week of the month and there is a wide variety of releases worth checking out, but not exactly a strong selection of best sellers. The biggest first-run release is Dark Shadows and while I'm looking forward to possibly reviewing the Blu-ray Combo Pack, I don't think it will be a huge hit. New Girl: Season One and The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray look great, but I'm waiting for the screeners to make final decisions. I won't get a chance to review Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection, but it is a contender for Pick of the Week. The winner of that honor is Cinderella Blu-ray, which is a classic, even if it is a little old-fashioned. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazing Start to July

July 9th, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man started faster than expected, but stumbled a little bit over the weekend. Additionally, the other two wide releases, Savages and Katy Perry: Part of Me, were mixed and weak respectively. This left the overall box office down 6.5% from last weekend to $196 million. However, this was 26% higher than the same weekend last year. 2012 increased its lead over 2011 to 8% at $5.78 billion to $5.36 billion, so even if the rest of the year is completely flat compared to last year, it would still be a solid win. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ted Helps the Box Office Come Alive

July 2nd, 2012

The box office wasn't as close a race as some had predicted, as Ted ran away with things breaking records in the process. That's not to say the competition was weak. Both Magic Mike and Tyler Perry's Madeas Witness Protection beat expectations and this helped the overall box office grow 61% from last weekend. It also grew 4% from last year, which normally wouldn't seem like a big deal, but this weekend last year was the Independence Day long weekend. For 2012 to win despite the misalignment is amazing and hopefully this is a good sign for the coming weeks. Year-to-date, 2012 still holds a solid lead over 2011, $5.43 billion to $5.06 billion. Percentwise the lead is now 7%, which is a great position to be in at the halfway mark of the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hollywood Hits Holidays on a High

July 1st, 2012

A huge opening for Ted and better-than-expected starts for both Magic Mike and Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection will add up to an impressive weekend for the industry, based on Sunday's studio estimates. Even with a tough comparison (July 4 fell on a Monday last year), the total for this weekend should be about on par with the same weekend last year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will There Be Box Office Magic?

June 28th, 2012

There are three new releases and a holdover looking to battle for top spot over the weekend. Magic Mike will likely be the best of the new releases, but Ted could be close behind. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection is a wild card and could earn first or could struggle to reach $20 million. The only one of the four new releases that will not have a shot at first place is People Like Us, which at its lowest might not reach the top ten. Brave will also be in the race for first place and many believe it has the advantage over the newcomers. As for the year-over-year comparison, forget about it. This weekend last year was the Independence Day long weekend and the misalignment will result in 2012 taking a beating. In fact, the combined openings of the four wide releases will likely not be as much as Transformers: Dark of the Moon opened with last year. June is going to end on a really soft note, but July should start strong due to the same holiday misalignment. More...

2012 Preview: June

June 1st, 2012

As May ends and we look forward to June, we have some good news and some bad news to report from last month. First the bad news. Nearly every film missed expectations, sometimes by massive levels. The good news? The Avengers was a record-breaking hit and it managed to compensate for every miss of the month and May of 2012 was just as strong as May of 2011. Unfortunately, the month has ended on a low note and The Avengers is shedding theaters, so new releases will be really important for June's chances. There are two films that were supposed to open wide this month that are no longer doing so, although we did have one film moved up to replace G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but that still leaves just twelve films opening wide over the five weekends in June. This does include six films that have a real shot at earning $100 million or more at the box office, and three of those have a shot at $200 million. Prometheus is earning a ton of buzz and there are some that think it will be the biggest hit of the month. It might even be a $300 million hit. However, you can't count out Brave in the race to become the biggest hit of the month, as Pixar's average is over $250 million and $300 million is also not out of the question. It's hard to compare last June, because there were only four weekends last June, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon opened on the Wednesday before the July 1st long weekend, which throws off the numbers. If you consider Dark of the Moon a June release, then there were six $100 million movies and one $300 million this month last year. We will need nearly every film to match expectations in order for 2012 to continue to strengthen its lead on 2011. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/06/29 11 $4,255,423   2,055 $2,071   $4,255,423 1
2012/07/06 11 $2,194,535 -48% 2,055 $1,068   $9,190,902 2
2012/07/13 16 $793,313 -64% 961 $826   $11,194,536 3
2012/07/20 27 $164,645 -79% 227 $725   $11,814,285 4
2012/07/27 33 $112,945 -31% 165 $685   $12,042,035 5
2012/08/03 32 $127,768 +13% 197 $649   $12,242,607 6
2012/08/10 44 $52,719 -59% 140 $377   $12,361,470 7
2012/08/17 59 $17,308 -67% 54 $321   $12,412,386 8
2012/08/24 67 $9,263 -46% 23 $403   $12,431,792 9

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/29 7 $1,453,237   2,055 $707   $1,453,237 1
2012/06/30 11 $1,658,066 +14% 2,055 $807   $3,111,303 2
2012/07/01 11 $1,144,120 -31% 2,055 $557   $4,255,423 3
2012/07/02 12 $525,687 -54% 2,055 $256   $4,781,110 4
2012/07/03 9 $672,560 +28% 2,055 $327   $5,453,670 5
2012/07/04 8 $996,008 +48% 2,055 $485   $6,449,678 6
2012/07/05 10 $546,689 -45% 2,055 $266   $6,996,367 7
2012/07/06 - $707,548 +29% 2,055 $344   $7,703,915 8
2012/07/07 - $921,602 +30% 2,055 $448   $8,625,517 9
2012/07/08 - $565,385 -39% 2,055 $275   $9,190,902 10
2012/07/09 13 $251,667 -55% 2,055 $122   $9,442,569 11
2012/07/10 10 $367,300 +46% 2,055 $179   $9,809,869 12
2012/07/11 11 $293,188 -20% 2,055 $143   $10,103,057 13
2012/07/12 11 $298,266 +2% 2,055 $145   $10,401,323 14
2012/07/13 - $239,080 -20% 961 $249   $10,640,403 15
2012/07/14 - $331,014 +38% 961 $344   $10,971,417 16
2012/07/15 - $223,219 -33% 961 $232   $11,194,536 17

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/06/29 10 $6,996,367   2,055 $3,405   $6,996,367 1
2012/07/06 11 $3,404,956 -51% 2,055 $1,657   $10,401,323 2
2012/07/13 17 $1,248,417 -63% 961 $1,299   $11,649,640 3
2012/07/20 26 $279,450 -78% 227 $1,231   $11,929,090 4
2012/07/27 31 $185,749 -34% 165 $1,126   $12,114,839 5
2012/08/03 34 $193,912 +4% 197 $984   $12,308,751 6
2012/08/10 43 $86,327 -55% 140 $617   $12,395,078 7
2012/08/17 61 $27,451 -68% 54 $508   $12,422,529 8
2012/08/24 73 $9,263 -66% 23 $403   $12,431,792 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Italy 8/3/2012 $0 0 20 20 $19,697 12/11/2015
Norway 12/7/2012 $2,108 2 2 2 $2,108 12/12/2015
Philippines 8/15/2012 $0 0 2 2 $17,039 12/11/2015
Spain 1/4/2013 $9,149 30 30 48 $16,939 12/14/2015
United Kingdom 11/9/2012 $32,229 102 102 102 $32,229 12/12/2015
Rest of World $97,668
International Total$185,680 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/30/2012964,063 64,063$1,278,057$1,278,0571
10/7/20121037,175 101,238$678,072$1,956,1291
10/14/20122614,432-61% 115,670$288,496$2,244,6252
10/21/20123016,170+12% 131,840$323,238$2,567,8633
10/28/20122131,677+96% 163,517$633,223$3,201,0864

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/7/20121710,883 10,883$252,061$252,0611

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