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Running With Scissors (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $6,860,000Details
International Box Office $1,846,701Details
Worldwide Box Office $8,706,701
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,877,732 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $1,877,732
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 20th, 2006 (Limited) by Sony Pictures
October 27th, 2006 (Expands Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: February 6th, 2007 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong language and elements of sexuality, violence and substance abuse.
Comparisons: vs. The Royal Tenenbaums
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Keywords: Biography
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 60 $2,531,760 Oct 27, 2006 10
Top 2006 Theater Average 22 $28,264 Oct 20, 2006 3

Leading Cast

   Deirdre Burroughs
   Dr. Finch

Supporting Cast

Gwyneth Paltrow    Hope Finch
Joseph Fiennes    Neil Bookman
Alec Baldwin    Norman Burroughs
Evan Rachel Wood    Natalie Finch
Jill Clayburgh    Agnes Finch
Joseph Cross    Augusten Burroughs
Kristin Chenoweth    Fern Stewart
Gabrielle Union    Dorothy


Colleen Camp    Joan
Patrick Wilson   

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Home Market Waves the White Flag

February 17th, 2007

There were seven new releases to chart this week including the new number one rental, Flags of Our Fathers, which pulled in $7.66 million during its first weekend of release. More...

DVD Releases for February 6, 2007

February 5th, 2007

It's the first Tuesday of the month and, like many months, it's a busy week for DVDs. Busy, but not necessarily that strong. Looking at the more than three dozen releases on this week's list, there's little here that I would consider DVD Pick of the Week material. No first-run releases came even close, but there were a trio of other contenders: Eddie Murphy - Delirious - Buy from Amazon, Hellboy - Sword of Storms - Buy from Amazon, and The Science of Sleep - Buy from Amazon. It is safe to say all three will end up in my ever-growing DVD collection, but Eddie Murphy - Delirious - Buy from Amazon alone is the DVD Pick of the Week. I think that's the first time a stand-up concert film has earned that honor. More...

Award Season - Babel and Departed are Golden

December 15th, 2006

Babel led the way when the Golden Globe nominations were announced today with seven nominations while The Departed was close behind with six. More...


November 7th, 2006

Just a trio of films in the $10,000 club, but they are managed that feat by a huge margin. Leading the way was Volver with just under $200,000 on 5 theaters for an average of $39,541. This is actually lower than the opening per theater average for Pedro Almodovar's previous two films, but his biggest opening ever. Second place went to the overall number one film, Borat with $31,607 while last week's per theater average champion, Babel, came in third with $26,264 despite a huge increase in its theater count. More...

Babel Broke the Bank

October 31st, 2006

It was a busy week on the per theater charts with five films topping $10,000 and another coming awfully close. Leading the way was Oscar bait, Babel with nearly $400,000 in 7 theaters for an average of $55,622, which was four times the next highest earner. That film, The Queen, earned nearly $2 million in 152 for an average of $12,560 during its fifth week of release. Shut Up and Sing was in a virtual tie for second place with an average of $12,526 in its four theaters, while The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D wasn't that far behind with $11,409. The final film to top $10,000 was the overall box office leader, Saw III, which managed an average of $10,613 in its 3,167 theaters. More...

A Cut Above the Rest

October 24th, 2006

Running With Scissors ran away with the crown on the per theatre charts, earning an average of $28,264 in its 8 theatres. However, with reviews that are less than impressive, it could have serious troubles expanding. The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D opened in second place with $3.3 million in 168 theatres for an average of $19,506. The only other film to crack $10,000 was The Queen with $15,253 during its fourth week of release. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 14 - October 20, 2006

October 20th, 2006

Strange week with very few site featuring updates, but several very strong contenders for Weekly Website Award. In the end I went with The Prestige - Official Site, but several others on this list should win awards in the coming weeks. More...

Limited Releases give Moviegoers Nightmares

October 20th, 2006

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D gets the jump on the holiday by opening in 168 theatres tonight. While that's the widest limited release for the week, it isn't the only one that shows some promise for mainstream success. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7 - October 13, 2006

October 14th, 2006

With more and more Oscar contenders getting ready to start their theatrical runs, it is fitting that a satire of such films, For Your Consideration - Official Site, takes home the Weekly Website Award. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 27, 2006

August 27th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains the new and changed release dates that have been announced for the past two weeks. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 24th - June 30th

June 30th, 2006

It seems a lot of people are starting their holidays early, but not this column as it's the busiest it's been in more than a month. Including in this list are a few newly released teaser trailers and a handful of flash sites, most of which are worth checking out. But the best of the best is the Running With Scissors - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 3 - February 9

February 9th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It was the busiest week in more than a month, but there weren't many big launches or massive updates, so it is the slow-growing V For Vendetta - Official Site that earns the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 23 - December 29

December 29th, 2005

This week's list of movie site is abridged and only contains the two films that are opening this week plus more than a dozen site that have never appeared on this list before. However, it was one of the two new openings, Match Point - Official Site, that took the weekly website award. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/10/20 28 $226,108   8 $28,264   $226,108 1
2006/10/27 10 $2,531,760 +1,020% 586 $4,320   $2,865,340 2
2006/11/03 14 $1,587,486 -37% 586 $2,709   $5,248,114 3
2006/11/10 21 $615,276 -61% 497 $1,238   $6,380,496 4
2006/11/17 31 $150,867 -75% 133 $1,134   $6,754,898 5
2006/11/24 41 $75,000 -50% 68 $1,103   $6,860,000 6

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/10/27 10 $792,818   586 $1,353   $1,126,398 8
2006/10/28 11 $1,045,151 +32% 586 $1,784   $2,171,549 9
2006/10/29 9 $693,791 -34% 586 $1,184   $2,865,340 10
2006/10/30 9 $198,276 -71% 586 $338   $3,063,616 11
2006/10/31 11 $183,141 -8% 586 $313   $3,246,757 12
2006/11/01 9 $210,961 +15% 586 $360   $3,457,718 13
2006/11/02 10 $202,910 -4% 586 $346   $3,660,628 14
2006/11/03 - $484,432 +139% 586 $827   $4,145,060 15
2006/11/04 - $698,642 +44% 586 $1,192   $4,843,702 16

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/10/20 28 $333,580   8 $41,698   $333,580 1
2006/10/27 10 $3,327,048 +897% 586 $5,678   $3,660,628 2
2006/11/03 14 $2,104,592 -37% 586 $3,591   $5,765,220 3
2006/11/10 21 $838,811 -60% 497 $1,688   $6,604,031 4
2006/11/17 38 $202,867 -76% 133 $1,525   $6,806,898 5
2006/11/24 50 $75,000 -63% 68 $1,103   $6,860,000 6

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/11/200714101,499 101,499$1,877,732$1,877,7321

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