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The Perfect Score (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,387,706Details
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The Perfect Score is a teen crime comedy about a group of high school students who decide to steal the answers to the SAT exam. Kyle wants to be an architect, but his scores are too low to get into the school of his choice. Matty is heartbroken when he is rejected from the school to which his girlfriend goes. Good girl Anna is pressured by her parents to excel in academics and remain innocent. Desmond is a basketball player who believes the SAT exam is racist. Rounding out the group is gutsy Francesca and lonely Roy.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,813 $10,387,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,201-6,300) 6,214 $10,387,706
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,047 $10,387,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,300 $10,387,706

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 30th, 2004 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Heist, Cheating
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Roger Birnbaum, Tollin/Robbins
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 182 $7,039,961 Jan 30, 2004 3
Super Bowl (Opening, 3-Day) 39 $4,873,819 Jan 30, 2004 3
Super Bowl (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 38 $7,039,961 Jan 30, 2004 3

Lead Ensemble Members

   Kyle's Brother

Supporting Cast

Bryan Greenberg    Matty
Tyra Ferrell    Desmond's Mother
Vanessa Angel    Attractive Woman
Bill MacKenzie    Lobby Guard
Dan Zukovic    Mr. G
Iris Quinn    Kyle's Mother
Lorena Gale    Proctor
Patricia Idlette    Receptionist
Lynda Boyd    Anna's Mother
Michael Ryan    Anna's Father
Robert Clarke    Arnie Branch
Serge Houde    Kurt Dooling
Kyle Labine    Dave
Dee Jay Jackson    ETS Lobby Guard
Alf Humphreys    Tom Helton
Fulvio Cecere    Francesca's Father
Mike Jarvis    Illinois Coach
Steve Makaj    Kyle's Father
Kurt Max Runte    SWAT Captain
Jay Brazeau    Test Instructor
Rebecca Robbins    Tiffany
Jessica May    ETS Woman
Miriam Smith    ETS Reception
Alex Green    Security Guard
Samuel Scantlebury    Keyon
Sonja Bennett    Pregnant Girl
Sarah Afful    Girl
Alex Corr    Preppy Boy
Nikolas Malenovic    Boy
John Shaw    ETS Man
Jaimie Yochlowitz    Man in Jail

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Production and Technical Credits

Mark Schwahn    Screenwriter
Marc Hyman    Screenwriter
Jon Zack    Screenwriter
Marc Hyman    Story by
Jon Zack    Story by
Roger Birnbaum    Producer
Jonathan Glickman    Producer
Brian Robbins    Producer
Mike Tollin    Producer
Donald J. Lee, Jr    Executive Producer
Jaymes Hinkle    Production Designer
Ned Bastille    Editor
John Murphy    Composer
Clark Mathis    Director of Photography
Sharla Sumpter    Co-Producer
Michele Panelli-Venetis    Assistant Director
Jim Rowe    Unit Production Manager
Sandra Tanaka    Art Director
Johanne Hubert    Set Decorator
Melissa Toth    Costume Designer
Ann Russell    Costume Supervisor
David Husby    Sound Mixer
Steve Pederson    Re-recording Mixer
Kevin E. Carpenter    Re-recording Mixer
Ronald Eng    Supervising Sound Editor
Steve Tushar    Sound Effects Editor
Chuck Michael    Sound Effects Editor
Michael Szakmeister    Dialogue Editor-Supervising Dialogue Editor
Paul Timothy Carden*    Dialogue Editor
Susan Kurtz    Dialogue Editor
Mark Gordon    Dialogue Editor
Helena Lea    Music Editor
Jennifer Pyken    Music Supervisor
Madonna Wade-Reed    Music Supervisor
Amanda Mackey Johnson*    Casting Director
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond*    Casting Director
Coreen Mayrs    Casting Director-Canada
Heike Brandstatter    Casting Director-Canada
J.J. Makaro    Stunt Coordinator

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

DVD Releases for June 29, 2004

June 28th, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. There were several candidate for the DVD pick of the week, but in the end I picked Blazing Saddles - 30th Anniversary Special Edition - Buy from Amazon. More...

Serving Notice

February 3rd, 2004

There was a surprise upset this weekend for top spot on the charts. But even with the number one film beating expectations by more than $12 million, the overall box office still couldn't meet expectations. Total box office was done 5.2% from last weekend, dropping below the $100 million mark. Year to date 2004 was already down 6% from last year and this weekend didn't help the cause; it dropped 18.4% from last year, but just 5.2% from last Superbowl weekend. More...

Yikes. Just yikes.

January 30th, 2004

It's been a while since the prospects for catching a good movie at the theatres was this bad. And it's not like there's lack of wide releases this week. There are three of them. Three wide releases with combined reviews of only 17% positive. In fact, the box office race for top spot should prove more interesting that any of the movies trying to get there. More...

Movie Websites Launches for January 23 - January 29

January 29th, 2004

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 the winner for the week. It was a two-way race this week as most sites on today's list had either small updates or launched flash sites that were mostly marked 'coming soon.' In the end, Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed took this week's top prize. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for December 12 - December 18

December 18th, 2003

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here is a list of highlights, (including this week's winner Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - Official Site plus one last look at websites for films opening this week. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/01/30 5 $4,873,819   2,208 $2,207   $4,873,819 1
2004/02/06 12 $2,863,821 -41% 2,208 $1,297   $8,414,357 2
2004/02/13 19 $932,056 -67% 2,012 $463   $9,793,955 3
2004/02/20 40 $113,576 -88% 582 $195   $10,279,192 4
2004/02/27 82 $13,604 -88% 143 $95   $10,312,483 5
2004/03/05 81 $3,644 -73% 18 $202   $10,319,638 6
2004/03/12 97 $1,495 -59% 11 $136   $10,323,041 7
2004/03/19 55 $38,338 +2,464% 116 $331   $10,362,217 8
2004/03/26 87 $9,718 -75% 45 $216   $10,387,706 9

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/01/30 4 $2,100,000   2,208 $951   $2,100,000 1
2004/01/31 7 $2,256,792 +7% 2,208 $1,022   $4,275,119 2
2004/02/01 12 $598,700 -73% 2,208 $271   $4,873,819 3
2004/02/06 7 $1,000,000   2,208 $453   $6,500,000 8
2004/02/16 18 $181,855   2,012 $90   $9,975,810 18

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/01/30 7 $5,550,536   2,208 $2,514   $5,550,536 1
2004/02/06 13 $3,311,363 -40% 2,208 $1,500   $8,861,899 2
2004/02/13 20 $1,303,717 -61% 2,012 $648   $10,165,616 3
2004/02/20 48 $133,263 -90% 582 $229   $10,298,879 4
2004/02/27 73 $17,115 -87% 143 $120   $10,315,994 5
2004/03/05 82 $5,552 -68% 18 $308   $10,321,546 6
2004/03/12 88 $2,333 -58% 11 $212   $10,323,879 7
2004/03/19 55 $54,109 +2,219% 116 $466   $10,377,988 8
2004/03/26 93 $9,718 -82% 45 $216   $10,387,706 9

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