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The Wedding Date (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,726,995Details
International Box Office $15,448,043Details
Worldwide Box Office $47,175,038
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Kat Ellis, a New-York-based service rep for Virgin Atlantic, must return to her parents' London home for her little sister's wedding. The best man is none other than her ex-fiancé, who, two years before, inexplicably dumped her. In a desperate attempt to face the ordeal with dignity, Kat cashes in her 401K and hires Nick, a top-drawer male escort, to pose as her new boyfriend at the wedding. Even more valuable to Kat than Nick's good looks and charisma is that he is a veritable expert on human behavior. But after Kat finally unearths a dark secret from the past, she discovers that what began as a pretend relationship with Nick has turned into something entirely unexpected: a second chance at love. Something borrowed has become something true. - Gold Circle Films


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,568 $31,726,995
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,098 $15,448,043
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,690 $47,175,038

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 4th, 2005 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: August 16th, 2005 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Wedding Date, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue.
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Keywords: Epilogue, Romance
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Gold Circle Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 319 $5,390,900 Feb 18, 2005 17
Washington's Birthday (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 185 $6,311,305 Feb 18, 2005 17
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day) 28 $11,129,580 Feb 4, 2005 3
Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 35 $15,574,467 Feb 4, 2005 3
Super Bowl (Opening, 3-Day) 19 $11,129,580 Feb 4, 2005 3
Super Bowl (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 17 $15,574,467 Feb 4, 2005 3


Sarah Parish    TJ
Amy Adams    Amy
Debra Messing    Kat Ellis
Dermot Mulroney    Nick Mercer
Holland Taylor    Bunny Ellis
Jack Davenport    Edward Fletcher-Wooten
Jeremy Sheffield    Jeffrey

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

Production and Technical Credits

Blake Neely    Composer

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2005/02/04 2 $11,129,580   1,695 $6,566   $11,129,580 1
2005/02/11 6 $5,513,065 -50% 1,704 $3,235   $19,421,375 2
2005/02/18 10 $3,852,360 -30% 1,566 $2,460   $25,267,265 3
2005/02/25 12 $2,109,640 -45% 1,290 $1,635   $28,896,210 4
2005/03/04 17 $850,485 -60% 810 $1,050   $30,320,730 5
2005/03/11 21 $382,180 -55% 394 $970   $30,991,225 6
2005/03/18 27 $233,645 -39% 264 $885   $31,386,520 7
2005/03/25 39 $88,880 -62% 176 $505   $31,585,300 8

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/02/04 2 $4,200,000   1,695 $2,478   $4,200,000 1
2005/02/05 3 $4,946,480 +18% 1,695 $2,918   $9,173,010 2
2005/02/06 3 $1,956,570 -60% 1,695 $1,154   $11,129,580 3
2005/02/07 3 $720,000 -63% 1,695 $425   $11,850,000 4
2005/02/08 3 $721,000 n/c 1,695 $425   $12,570,000 5
2005/02/09 3 $644,000 -11% 1,695 $380   $13,214,000 6
2005/02/10 3 $695,000 +8% 1,694 $410   $13,908,000 7
2005/02/11 5 $1,600,000 +130% 1,705 $938   $15,500,000 8
2005/02/12 7 $2,479,320 +55% 1,704 $1,455   $18,100,150 9
2005/02/13 7 $1,321,225 -47% 1,704 $775   $19,421,375 10
2005/02/14 5 $843,000 -36% 1,704 $495   $20,265,000 11
2005/02/15 4 $383,000 -55% 1,704 $225   $20,648,000 12
2005/02/16 4 $366,000 -4% 1,704 $215   $21,014,000 13
2005/02/17 4 $401,000 +10% 1,704 $235   $21,415,000 14
2005/02/18 8 $1,100,000 +174% 1,565 $703   $22,500,000 15
2005/02/19 11 $1,612,980 +47% 1,566 $1,030   $24,163,235 16
2005/02/20 11 $1,104,030 -32% 1,566 $705   $25,267,265 17
2005/02/21 10 $657,725 -40% 1,566 $420   $25,924,990 18
2005/02/23 10 $290,000   1,565 $185   $26,504,000 20
2005/02/24 10 $282,000 -3% 1,565 $180   $26,787,000 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2005/02/04 2 $13,908,310   1,695 $8,205   $13,908,310 1
2005/02/11 5 $7,506,595 -46% 1,704 $4,405   $21,414,905 2
2005/02/18 11 $5,371,665 -28% 1,566 $3,430   $26,786,570 3
2005/02/25 12 $2,683,675 -50% 1,290 $2,080   $29,470,245 4
2005/03/04 17 $1,138,800 -58% 810 $1,406   $30,609,045 5
2005/03/11 22 $543,830 -52% 394 $1,380   $31,152,875 6
2005/03/18 28 $343,545 -37% 264 $1,301   $31,496,420 7

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/12/20062188,899 88,899$0$026

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