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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,078,738Details
International Box Office $4,688,221Details
Worldwide Box Office $11,766,959
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,845,691 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $870,158 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,715,849
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  8. Trailer


Set in a too-near future, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD explores what people will do when humanity's last days are at hand. As the respective journeys of Dodge and Penny converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks - if not the world's - brighten.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 22nd, 2012 (Wide) by Focus Features
International Releases: July 5th, 2012 (Wide) (Croatia)
July 13th, 2012 (Wide) (Poland)
July 13th, 2012 (Wide) (Romania)
July 13th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
July 19th, 2012 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
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Video Release: October 23rd, 2012 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence.
(Rating bulletin 2198, 11/16/2011)
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Keywords: End of the World, Road Trip, Romance, Ensemble
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Focus Features, Mandate Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Anonymous Content
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Connie Britton    Diane
Adam Brody    Owen
Rob Corddry    Warren
Gillian Jacobs    Waitress/Katie
Derek Luke    Speck
Melanie Lynskey    Karen
T.J. Miller    Chipper Host/Darcy
Mark Moses    Anchorman
Patton Oswalt    Roache
William Peterson    Trucker
Brad Morris    Radio Announcer
Nancy Carell    Linda
Rob Hubbel    Jeremy
Trisha Gorman    Crying Woman
Tonita Castro    Elsa
Leslie Murphy    Amy
Kasey Campbell    Danny
Vince Grant    Man #1 Chip
Amy Schumer    Woman #1/Lacey
Marshall Manesh    Indian Man
Aleister    Sorry
Bob Stephenson    Officer Wally Johnson
Rene Gube    Cell-Mate
Jim O'Heir    Cop #2
Dan Maurio    Toilet Guy
Martin Sheen    Frank

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

Production and Technical Credits

Lorene Scafaria    Screenwriter
Steve Golin    Producer
Joy Gorman Wettels    Producer
Mark Roybal    Producer
Nathan Kahane    Executive Producer
Nicole Brown    Executive Producer
Tim Orr    Director of Photography
Chris Spellman    Production Designer
Zene Baker    Editor
Kristin M. Burke    Costume Designer
Linda Cohen    Music Supervisor
Rob Simonsen    Composer
Jonathan Sadoff    Composer
Kelli Konop    Co-Producer
Jeff Sommerville    Co-Producer
Patty Long    Line Producer
Jeanne McCarthy    Casting Director
Nicole Abellera    Casting Director
Sharon C. Dietz    Unit Production Manager
John McKeown    First Assistant Director
Kyle Lemire    Second Assistant Director

Blu-ray Sales: Wings Sparkle on High Definition

November 15th, 2012

Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings was one of six new releases to reach the top 11 on the Blu-ray sales chart this week. It was surprisingly strong for a direct-to-DVD release aimed at kids selling 424,000 units and generating $12.10 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 36%. More...

DVD Sales: Not-So Secret of Her Success

November 14th, 2012

Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings continues the franchise's impressive run on the home market leading all new releases earning first place on the DVD sales chart. It sold 756,000 units and generated $12.85 million in opening week sales. This is amazing for a direct-to-DVD release. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 23rd, 2012

October 23rd, 2012

There are not a lot of major releases on this week's list. The biggest box office hit was Magic Mike, which did cross $100 million, but I'm not sure its target audience is going to support it on DVD and especially not on Blu-ray Combo Pack. According to, Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings is the best selling new release, and the DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 3D Combo Pack are selling very well. However, while that film is absolutely worth picking up, the Pick of the Week goes to The Invisible War on DVD. It could be an Oscar winner next year. 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 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...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Brave Hits Bullseye

June 25th, 2012

Turns out the weekend was rather predictable, with nearly every film earning roughly what they were expected to do. More films topped expectations than missed them, and this includes Brave, which earned more than last year's winner, Cars 2. This helped the overall box office grow 26% from last weekend to $164 million. Unfortunately, the other two new releases, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, were not as strong compared to the counter-programming from last year, Bad Teacher, and this meant 2012 lost to 2011 by 7%. Worse still, next weekend will be a disaster, as there are four middling releases that will have to compete with Transformers: Dark of the Moon. More...

Weekend Estimates: Brave Opens High, Lincoln Crashes

June 24th, 2012

Pixar will celebrate its 13th consecutive number one opening this weekend, with Brave cruising to first place with about $66.7 million, according to Disney's Sunday estimate. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, meanwhile, is DoA with only $16.5 million, not enough even for second place. That honor will go to Madagascar 3 with $20.2 million in its third weekend and a total over $157 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Braving the Uncertainty

June 21st, 2012

This is not a fun time to be a box office analyst, as there has been a lot of unpredictability recently. Predicting the number one film is easy, as Brave is the only film earning any real buzz. In fact, people will be comparing it to Cars 2 more than any other film playing in theaters this weekend. This is partially because Cars 2 opened this weekend last year, but also because that was Pixar's most recent film. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has generated a lot of buzz on the internet, but that means little at the box office. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World will need to connect with more mature moviegoers, and while they haven't had a lot of wide releases to check out, the film is opening in less than 2000 theaters, which will hurt its box office chances. Unless we have some pleasant surprises, we could see another loss in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Feeling Brave

June 15th, 2012

There are two films opening wide next week, two and a half if you count Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which is opening in less than 2000 theaters. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is earning a lot of internet buzz, but I think it is safe to say Brave will win the race to the top of the box office chart. It is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Brave. We have two DVDs to give away, but they are first two volumes for Power Rangers: Samurai, so splitting them up to two different winners seemed wrong. So, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a copy of each of Power Rangers: Samurai - The Team Unites and A New Enemy on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! 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...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/06/22 10 $3,822,803   1,625 $2,352   $3,822,803 1
2012/06/29 16 $1,069,393 -72% 1,608 $665   $6,619,173 2

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/06/22 10 $1,277,527   1,625 $786   $1,277,527 1
2012/06/23 10 $1,498,417 +17% 1,625 $922   $2,775,944 2
2012/06/24 10 $1,046,859 -30% 1,625 $644   $3,822,803 3
2012/06/25 11 $461,645 -56% 1,625 $284   $4,284,448 4
2012/06/26 10 $545,568 +18% 1,625 $336   $4,830,016 5
2012/06/27 11 $381,435 -30% 1,625 $235   $5,211,451 6
2012/06/28 11 $338,329 -11% 1,625 $208   $5,549,780 7
2012/06/29 - $320,455 -5% 1,608 $199   $5,870,235 8
2012/06/30 - $422,634 +32% 1,608 $263   $6,292,869 9
2012/07/01 - $326,304 -23% 1,608 $203   $6,619,173 10
2012/07/02 - $152,548 -53% 1,608 $95   $6,771,721 11
2012/07/03 - $90,728 -41% 621 $146   $6,862,449 12
2012/07/04 - $135,072 +49% 621 $218   $6,997,521 13
2012/07/05 - $81,217 -40% 621 $131   $7,078,738 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/06/22 10 $5,549,780   1,625 $3,415   $5,549,780 1
2012/06/29 18 $1,528,958 -72% 621 $2,462   $7,078,738 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 9/20/2012 $59,033 32 32 49 $94,733 12/12/2015
Belgium 10/10/2012 $1,494 1 1 2 $10,415 12/12/2015
Brazil 8/31/2012 $163,779 113 113 180 $315,351 12/11/2015
Chile 11/29/2012 $0 0 1 1 $44,489 12/12/2015
Croatia 7/5/2012 $3,441 4 6 19 $10,946 12/11/2015
Estonia 8/24/2012 $6,928 2 2 2 $6,928 12/11/2015
France 8/8/2012 $396,121 174 174 174 $396,121 12/11/2015
Hong Kong 9/6/2012 $78,518 18 18 24 $124,616 12/12/2015
Hungary 7/26/2012 $16,677 11 11 33 $46,931 12/11/2015
Iceland 8/8/2012 $9,192 5 5 15 $24,463 12/11/2015
Italy 1/17/2013 $131,178 91 91 91 $131,178 12/14/2015
Kenya 9/7/2012 $1,703 1 1 1 $1,703 12/11/2015
Latvia 8/17/2012 $0 0 3 4 $28,763 12/11/2015
Lithuania 8/24/2012 $4,003 2 2 6 $12,166 12/11/2015
Mexico 9/14/2012 $80,116 87 87 280 $297,063 12/12/2015
Netherlands 8/9/2012 $34,186 17 18 52 $575,729 12/11/2015
Peru 11/29/2012 $34,266 12 15 29 $74,833 12/13/2015
Poland 7/13/2012 $61,097 70 70 184 $176,764 12/11/2015
Portugal 9/27/2012 $39,552 20 20 56 $94,415 12/12/2015
Romania 7/13/2012 $22,848 30 30 125 $99,057 12/11/2015
Russia (CIS) 7/19/2012 $219,635 199 199 393 $406,019 12/11/2015
Singapore 8/2/2012 $42,542 8 8 24 $89,926 12/11/2015
Taiwan 12/21/2012 $11,442 15 15 16 $24,992 12/13/2015
Turkey 9/14/2012 $31,676 30 30 152 $153,331 12/12/2015
United Kingdom 7/13/2012 $560,483 270 270 578 $1,324,317 12/11/2015
Uruguay 11/9/2012 $2,304 2 2 4 $3,858 12/12/2015
Venezuela 3/1/2013 $2,889 36827 36827 64907 $108,368 12/14/2015
Vietnam 10/30/2012 $2,574 4 4 6 $10,746 12/12/2015
International Total$4,688,221 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
10/28/20122428,354 28,354$489,957$489,9571

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/28/20121117,465 17,465$358,558$358,5581

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