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The Rules of Attraction (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,525,762Details
International Box Office $5,273,298Details
Worldwide Box Office $11,799,060
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 11th, 2002 (Limited) by Lionsgate
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, drug use, language and violent images
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: College, Dysfunctional Family, Intertitle, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Delayed Adulthood, LGBT, Ensemble, Sex Crimes, Addiction, Narcotics, Non-Chronological, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Columbus Day (Opening, 3-Day) 96 $2,532,410 Oct 11, 2002 3
Columbus Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 100 $3,909,762 Oct 11, 2002 3


Eric Stoltz    Mr. Lance Lawson
Kip Pardue    Victor Johnson
Clifton Collins, Jr.    Rupert Guest
Kate Bosworth    Kelly
Fred Savage    Marc
Thomas Ian Nicholas    Mitchell Allen
James Van Der Beek    Sean Bateman
Faye Dunaway    Mrs. Eve Denton
Joel Michaely    Raymond
Shannyn Sossamon    Lauren Hynde
Swoosie Kurtz    Mrs. Mimi Jared
Clare Kramer    Candice
Ian Somerhalder    Paul Denton
Jay Baruchel    Harry
Jessica Biel    Lara Holleran

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Production and Technical Credits

William Paul Clark    Assistant Director

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

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 5th, 2011

April 5th, 2011

It's Tron week with at least seven releases related to Tron and Tron: Legacy. This appears to have scared away the competition, because outside of those releases, there's not much of a selection. Actually, there are three $100 million hits coming out this week; however, one doesn't come out till Friday, so I'll likely deal with it next week after the screener arrives, and the other is so bad it's best to pretend it doesn't exist. Those two films are clearly the Pick of the Week, but depending on where you buy your DVDs, the Combo Pack may or may nor be less expensive than buying the two films separately, so double-check before you buy. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Lionsgate Triple-Shot: The Cove, The Rules of Attraction, and Still Waiting

April 3rd, 2011

Lionsgate has been releasing some of their recent catalog titles onto Blu-ray as part of waves, or mini-waves. (It's hard to call three films a wave.) This week it's The Cove, The Rules of Attraction, and Still Waiting. I'm lumping all three Blu-ray reviews into one featured review for two reasons. Firstly, they were offered to me as a group. Secondly, I've reviewed two of the three movies when they came out on DVD, so doing them separately would result in incredibly short reviews for those two. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2002/10/11 12 $2,532,410   1,437 $1,762   $2,532,410 1
2002/10/18 16 $1,188,954 -53% 1,430 $831   $4,815,291 2
2002/10/25 26 $304,516 -74% 385 $791   $5,899,806 3
2002/11/01 30 $198,151 -35% 191 $1,037   $6,291,560 4
2002/11/08 40 $85,020 -57% 105 $810   $6,466,416 5
2002/11/15 65 $16,685 -80% 21 $795   $6,525,762 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2002/10/11 12 $3,626,337   1,437 $2,524   $3,626,337 1
2002/10/18 16 $1,968,953 -46% 1,430 $1,377   $5,595,290 2
2002/10/25 25 $498,119 -75% 385 $1,294   $6,093,409 3
2002/11/01 29 $287,987 -42% 191 $1,508   $6,381,396 4
2002/11/08 39 $127,681 -56% 105 $1,216   $6,509,077 5
2002/11/15 72 $16,685 -87% 21 $795   $6,525,762 6

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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