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Primer (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $424,760Details
International Box Office $417,166Details
Worldwide Box Office $841,926
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 9,101-9,200) 9,110 $424,760
All Time International Box Office (Rank 7,701-7,800) 7,779 $417,166
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 11,501-11,600) 11,508 $841,926
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,429 $424,760

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000
Domestic Releases: October 8th, 2004 (Limited) by ThinkFilm
Video Release: April 19th, 2005 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Comparisons: vs. Another Earth
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Casey Gooden    Robert
Anand Upadhyaya    Phillip
Carrie Crawford    Kara
Jay Butler    Metalshop Worker
John Carruth    Man on couch #1
Juan Tapia    Man on couch #2
Ashley Warren    Hostess
Samantha Thomson    Rachel Granger
Chip Carruth    Thomas Granger
Delaney Price    Laney
Jack Pyland    Aaron's co-worker
Keith Bradshaw    Clean room technician
Ashok Upadhyaya    Laboratory technician
Brandon Blagg    Will
Jon Cook    Will's cousin
David Joyner    Rachel's date
Eric de Soualhat    Translator

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

Production and Technical Credits


U.K. is Virgin Territory

September 11th, 2005

The 40-Year Old Virgin topped the U.K. marked with an impressive $3.26 million on 394 screens in the U.K., but this is probably not indicative of its potential in other international markets. The film should do well in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, but will likely struggle in non-English speaking markets. (Germany may be an exception.) More...

War Ends World Tour with a Blast

September 4th, 2005

War of the Worlds opened in its last international market over the weekend making $3.0 million on 583 screens in China. That's about 10% more money that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith earned, but War of the Worlds needed nearly double the number of screens. Overall the film added $4.5 million to its $345 million international total, easily the second best of the year so far. More...

Key Openings for Skeleton

August 28th, 2005

The Skeleton Key opened in 10- more markets over the weekend and in now playing on 1400 screens, however, it still hasn't found the success the studio was hoping for. It did open in first place in Germany, but it still had a very soft opening with $1.6 million. It also opened in first place in Russia with $625,000 over the weekend and $780,000 since Thursday, but in Australia and New Zealand it had to settle for a distant second place with $760,000 and $110,000 respectively. The Skeleton Key also open in Austria with $230,000 for the week, but its placing is unknown at the moment. Add in holdovers in France, ($250,000 for $2.2 million) and the U.K., ($130,000 for $4.5 million) and you have roughly $4 million for the weekend and $16.5 million so far. More...

Slump Spreads Internationally

June 26th, 2005

The international box office is suffering even more than the domestic box office is. In Germany the first six months of 2005 are down 14% compared to the same period in 2004 and Australia also saw double digit decline slipping by 12%. In Spain the total box office is down 8% and it was little better in France at 6%. The U.K. also fell, but at a much more reasonably 1.9%. More...

Meeting Expectations

April 30th, 2005

As expected, Meet the Fockers was the top draw at the home market, earning the trifecta in the process. The film took in $10.46 million in DVD rentals as well as $1.86 million in VHS rentals. The movie also sold 3 million combined in DVD and VHS units on its opening day alone, one of the better sellers of the year. More...

DVD Releases for April 19, 2005

April 18th, 2005

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, classics and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. This week's selections are not as strong as last week, which is good since I still have more than three dozen DVDs sets I haven't had time to watch yet, (more than 6 dozen if you count individual DVDs.) So I should really cut back on my DVD purchases till I catch up. But while the selection on a whole was weak, the DVD pick of the week is top notch, That 70s Show - The Complete Second Season - Buy from Amazon. More...

It Has Begun!

December 2nd, 2004

That's right, it's officially award season as the IFP Independent Spirit Awards announced their nominees. This year the leader of the pack was Sideways, which was nominated 6 times. Topping the list of studios was Fox Searchlight with 14 nominations. More...

Political Documentaries Driving You Around the Bend?

October 8th, 2004

Unlike last week, there are no political documentaries on this week's list. I'm as happy as you are about that. There are, on the other hand, several award season hopefuls on the list. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 1 - October 7

October 7th, 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 this week's winner Beauty Shop - Official Site. 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
2004/10/08 54 $28,162   4 $7,041   $28,162 1
2004/10/15 43 $53,551 +90% 19 $2,818   $90,477 2
2004/10/22 46 $60,981 +14% 29 $2,103   $174,015 3
2004/10/29 41 $42,512 -30% 31 $1,371   $243,165 4
2004/11/05 53 $29,901 -30% 20 $1,495   $294,494 5
2004/11/12 57 $22,512 -25% 19 $1,185   $330,159 6
2004/11/19 57 $11,598 -48% 10 $1,160   $357,906 7
2004/12/03 50 $26,063   23 $1,133   $392,420 9
2004/12/10 55 $13,828 -47% 20 $691   $414,092 10
2004/12/17 69 $3,835 -72% 5 $767   $424,760 11

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/10/08 55 $36,926   4 $9,232   $36,926 1
2004/10/15 43 $76,108 +106% 19 $4,006   $113,034 2
2004/10/22 43 $87,619 +15% 29 $3,021   $200,653 3
2004/10/29 41 $63,940 -27% 31 $2,063   $264,593 4
2004/11/05 52 $43,054 -33% 20 $2,153   $307,647 5
2004/11/12 52 $38,661 -10% 19 $2,035   $346,308 6
2004/11/19 59 $20,049 -48% 10 $2,005   $366,357 7
2004/12/03 49 $33,907   23 $1,474   $400,264 9
2004/12/10 51 $20,661 -39% 20 $1,033   $420,925 10
2004/12/17 76 $3,835 -81% 5 $767   $424,760 11

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