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Why Him? (2016)

Why Him?
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $60,323,786Details
International Box Office $57,200,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $117,523,786
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,832,236 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,825,152 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $4,657,388
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Over the holidays, Ned, an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird. The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry-and Ned's panic level-escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$38,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 23rd, 2016 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: December 21st, 2016 (Wide), released as ¿Por qué Él? (Mexico)
December 22nd, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
December 23rd, 2016 (Wide), released as Защо точно той? (Bulgaria)
December 23rd, 2016 (Wide) (New Zealand)
December 23rd, 2016 (Wide), released as Porquê Ele? (Portugal)
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Video Release: March 28th, 2017 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and sexual material throughout.
(Rating bulletin 2453 (Cert #50443), 11/30/2016)
Running Time: 111 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family, In-Laws / Future In-Laws, Romance, Christmas
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: 21 Laps Entertainment, Red Hour Productions, TSG Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 948 $50,629,073 Jan 6, 2017 19
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 121 $10,048,645 Dec 30, 2016 10
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 227 $10,423,420 Dec 30, 2016 10
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 105 $11,002,986 Dec 23, 2016 3
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 213 $11,413,354 Dec 23, 2016 3
Christmas (Opening, 3-Day) 47 $11,002,986 Dec 23, 2016 3
Christmas (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 72 $11,413,354 Dec 23, 2016 3

Cast

   Ned Fleming
   Laird Mayhew
   Stephanie Fleming
Megan Mullally    Barb Fleming
Cedric the Entertainer    Lou Dunne
Keegan-Michael Key    Gustav
Griffin Gluck    Scotty Fleming
Adam DeVine    Tyson Modell
Casey Wilson    Missy Pederman
Andrew Rannells    Blaine Pederman
Steve Aoki    Himself
Harrison Bieker    Laird’s Employee
Steve Bannos    Tree Lot Owner Burt

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    John Hamburg
Screenwriter    Ian Helfer
Story by    Jonah Hill
Story by    John Hamburg
Story by    Ian Helfer
Producer    Shawn Levy
Producer    Ben Stiller
Producer    Jonah Hill
Producer    Dan Levine
Executive Producer    Georgia Kacandes
Editor    William Kerr
Composer    Theodore Shapiro
Director of Photography    Kris Kachikis
Art Director    Gary Warshaw
Costume Designer    Leesa Evans
Set Decorator    Traci Spadorcia
Set Decorator    Jan Pascale
Set Decorator    Lia Roldan
Stunt Coordinator    Alex Chansky
Casting Director    Rachel Tenner
Sound Mixer    Ken Segal
Supervising Sound Editor    Andrew DeCristofaro
Re-recording Mixer    Marc Fishman
Production Supervisor    Nathan Kelly
Visual Effects Supervisor    Scott M. Davids

Home Market Releases for March 28th, 2017

March 29th, 2017

MST3K

It’s a good week for Pick of the Week contenders, as there are seven such releases on this week’s list. Unfortunately, none of them really scream out as The Pick of the Week. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is by far the biggest, but it is only out on Video on Demand right now, while Hidden Figures is the best, but again, it is only on VOD this week. There are also a couple of busted Oscar-bait films, Archer: Season Seven is only getting a DVD release, while the previous seasons came out on Blu-ray. In the end, I went with Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVIII, partially to celebrate the return of the show. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Rogue One Wins Weekend, Doesn’t Quite win the Year with $65.62 million

January 4th, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The final weekend of the year wasn’t as potent as we had predicted, but there were still a number of reasons to celebrate. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won the weekend and is on its way to becoming the biggest hit of the year. Sing was relatively close behind and will get to $200 million this upcoming weekend. Overall, the box office rose by 2.9% from last weekend hitting $186 million. This is 15% lower than the same weekend last year, which again was actually the first weekend of 2016. We need to switch to the Strowbrinian Calendar. I’m not kidding about this. As for the year-over-year comparison, that’s a little confusing. If you just look at the calender years, then 2016 broke the record earning $11.4 billion. However, the movie year actually begins the first Monday of the year and ends the final Sunday before the first Monday of the next year. Going by this definition of the year, 2016 actually just failed to overtake 2015, because we lost a few days of The Force Awakens and only got one extra day of Rogue One. More...

Weekend Predictions: Old Movies Ring Out the New Year

December 29th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The weekend after Christmas Day is usually a boring weekend with no wide releases to speak of. On the other hand, we do have a monster hit to keep track of, as well as some Awards Season hopefuls that are expanding significantly and could make the top ten. Of course, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will win this weekend and it should in fact grow from last weekend, because Christmas Eve is a dead zone at the box office. Likewise, Sing should grow even better, as it is the last weekend for families to hit theaters before school starts. Some of the other films that debuted last week are not looking so good. This weekend last year was actually the first weekend of 2016, which makes it harder to compare the two weekends. Again, we need to switch to the Strowbrinian Calendar that I mentioned at the end of the December Preview. The Force Awakens earned just over $90 million and while Rogue One won’t match that, it should be closer than most were expecting. More...

Contest: Why Me: Winning Announcement

December 28th, 2016

Why Him?

The winners of our Why Me? contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Why Him? opening weekend were... More...

Thursday Box Office: Rogue One Bounces Back with $16.77 million, while most New Releases Tumble

December 23rd, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story grew by 12% to $16.77 million on Thursday for a first-week total of $222.00 million. This shows that it was hit by new releases on Wednesday, at least a little bit. It is impossible to compare this day to The Force Awakens, because this day in its run was Christmas Eve. For the record though, The Force Awakens fell by 28% to $27.40 million on that day and had pulled in $390.86 million during the same time period. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Any of the New Releases have a Christmas Miracle?

December 21st, 2016

Sing

This week is an utter mess when it comes to new releases. There are five films opening or expanding wide this week, three of them opening on Wednesday. Assassin’s Creed, Passengers, and Sing are all trying to get a head start on the weekend, while Why Him? debuts on Friday. Finally, Fences is expected to expand wide on Sunday, Christmas Day, but we’ve seen recently that “wide expansion” isn’t a meaningful term when studios use it. None of these films are expected to top Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or even come close. Comparing this weekend to the same weekend last year is nearly impossible, because Christmas Eve lands on Saturday this year and Christmas Eve is a dead zone at the box office, while last year it landed on the Thursday, which is the best day of the week for optimal box office numbers. On the other hand, Monday is Boxing Day, which is a holiday for some. It doesn’t balance out, but fortunately 2016 still has a substantial lead over 2015, so even a really bad weekend won’t put 2016 behind. More...

Contest: Going Rouge: Winning Announcement

December 20th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The winners of our Going Rouge contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Why Me?

December 15th, 2016

Why Him?

There are five films opening wide next week. Of these, Why Him? could be the smallest film of the week, but it is also the only film opening on Friday. That makes it less than an ideal target film, but the best we have this week. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Why Him?

Also... it’s Christmas time. And that means we have lumps to coal to give out, although not literally. Two of the three winners will receive either two previously reviewed movies or one TV on DVD release pulled randomly from the prize pool. The third will receive a lump of coal, a movie / TV show on HD-DVD. I doubt anyone reading this still has a working HD-DVD player hooked up.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be one of the potential winners. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be one of the potential winners Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will be the final potential winners

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: December

December 1st, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand. More...

Why Him? Trailer

November 28th, 2016

Comedy starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston opens December 23 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/23 4 $11,002,986   2,970 $3,705   $11,002,986 1
2016/12/30 5 $10,048,645 -9% 3,008 $3,341   $34,607,232 2
2017/01/06 7 $6,901,730 -31% 2,904 $2,377   $48,961,283 3
2017/01/13 13 $3,591,726 -48% 1,977 $1,817   $55,424,773 4
2017/01/20 21 $1,146,894 -68% 1,034 $1,109   $58,012,352 5
2017/01/27 30 $368,010 -68% 365 $1,008   $58,746,027 6
2017/02/03 34 $178,812 -51% 244 $733   $59,052,323 7
2017/02/10 41 $108,580 -39% 147 $739   $59,237,868 8
2017/02/17 43 $72,647 -33% 123 $591   $59,363,074 9
2017/02/24 33 $128,974 +78% 368 $350   $59,524,612 10
2017/03/03 22 $341,598 +165% 99 $3,450   $59,915,652 11
2017/03/10 26 $189,879 -44% 68 $2,792   $60,191,438 12
2017/03/17 41 $43,350 -77% 16 $2,709   $60,312,925 13

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 4 $3,900,804   2,970 $1,313   $3,900,804 1
2016/12/24 6 $1,745,392 -55% 2,970 $588   $5,646,196 2
2016/12/25 5 $5,356,790 +207% 2,970 $1,804   $11,002,986 3
2016/12/26 6 $4,533,434 -15% 2,970 $1,526   $15,536,420 4
2016/12/27 6 $3,433,572 -24% 2,970 $1,156   $18,969,992 5
2016/12/28 5 $2,846,611 -17% 2,970 $958   $21,816,603 6
2016/12/29 5 $2,741,984 -4% 2,970 $923   $24,558,587 7
2016/12/30 6 $3,395,102 +24% 3,008 $1,129   $27,953,689 8
2016/12/31 7 $2,680,227 -21% 3,008 $891   $30,633,916 9
2017/01/01 4 $3,973,316 +48% 3,008 $1,321   $34,607,232 10
2017/01/02 5 $3,073,023 -23% 3,008 $1,022   $37,680,255 11
2017/01/03 5 $1,828,082 -41% 3,008 $608   $39,508,337 12
2017/01/04 6 $1,337,413 -27% 3,008 $445   $40,845,750 13
2017/01/05 6 $1,213,803 -9% 3,008 $404   $42,059,553 14
2017/01/06 7 $2,126,610 +75% 2,904 $732   $44,186,163 15
2017/01/07 7 $2,891,620 +36% 2,904 $996   $47,077,783 16
2017/01/08 8 $1,883,500 -35% 2,904 $649   $48,961,283 17
2017/01/09 7 $674,286 -64% 2,904 $232   $49,635,569 18
2017/01/10 7 $993,504 +47% 2,904 $342   $50,629,073 19
2017/01/11 7 $668,774 -33% 2,904 $230   $51,297,847 20
2017/01/12 8 $535,200 -20% 2,904 $184   $51,833,047 21
2017/01/13 12 $1,081,489 +102% 1,977 $547   $52,914,536 22
2017/01/14 13 $1,508,824 +40% 1,977 $763   $54,423,360 23
2017/01/15 13 $1,001,413 -34% 1,977 $507   $55,424,773 24
2017/01/16 14 $583,723 -42% 1,977 $295   $56,008,496 25
2017/01/17 13 $400,571 -31% 1,977 $203   $56,409,067 26
2017/01/18 12 $270,394 -32% 1,977 $137   $56,679,461 27
2017/01/19 15 $185,997 -31% 1,977 $94   $56,865,458 28
2017/01/20 - $350,939 +89% 1,034 $339   $57,216,397 29
2017/01/21 - $548,558 +56% 1,034 $531   $57,764,955 30
2017/01/22 - $247,397 -55% 1,034 $239   $58,012,352 31
2017/01/23 - $92,256 -63% 1,034 $89   $58,104,608 32
2017/01/24 - $122,465 +33% 1,034 $118   $58,227,073 33
2017/01/25 - $85,933 -30% 1,034 $83   $58,313,006 34
2017/01/26 - $65,011 -24% 1,034 $63   $58,378,017 35
2017/01/27 - $111,866 +72% 365 $306   $58,489,883 36
2017/01/28 - $175,816 +57% 365 $482   $58,665,699 37
2017/01/29 - $80,328 -54% 365 $220   $58,746,027 38
2017/01/30 - $30,485 -62% 365 $84   $58,776,512 39
2017/01/31 - $39,382 +29% 365 $108   $58,815,894 40
2017/02/01 - $29,711 -25% 365 $81   $58,845,605 41
2017/02/02 - $27,906 -6% 365 $76   $58,873,511 42
2017/02/03 - $57,392 +106% 244 $235   $58,930,903 43
2017/02/04 - $93,518 +63% 244 $383   $59,024,421 44
2017/02/05 - $27,902 -70% 244 $114   $59,052,323 45
2017/02/06 - $19,687 -29% 244 $81   $59,072,010 46
2017/02/07 - $23,374 +19% 244 $96   $59,095,384 47
2017/02/08 - $18,466 -21% 244 $76   $59,113,850 48
2017/02/09 - $15,438 -16% 244 $63   $59,129,288 49
2017/02/10 - $29,832 +93% 147 $203   $59,159,120 50
2017/02/11 - $48,735 +63% 147 $332   $59,207,855 51
2017/02/12 - $30,013 -38% 147 $204   $59,237,868 52
2017/02/13 - $9,663 -68% 147 $66   $59,247,531 53
2017/02/14 - $22,443 +132% 147 $153   $59,269,974 54
2017/02/15 - $10,343 -54% 147 $70   $59,280,317 55
2017/02/16 - $10,110 -2% 147 $69   $59,290,427 56
2017/02/17 - $18,064 +79% 123 $147   $59,308,491 57
2017/02/18 - $29,551 +64% 123 $240   $59,338,042 58
2017/02/19 - $25,032 -15% 123 $204   $59,363,074 59
2017/02/20 - $13,999 -44% 123 $114   $59,377,073 60
2017/02/21 - $6,647 -53% 123 $54   $59,383,720 61
2017/02/22 - $5,208 -22% 123 $42   $59,388,928 62
2017/02/23 - $6,710 +29% 123 $55   $59,395,638 63
2017/02/24 - $38,313 +471% 368 $104   $59,433,951 64
2017/02/25 - $58,375 +52% 368 $159   $59,492,326 65
2017/02/26 - $32,286 -45% 368 $88   $59,524,612 66
2017/02/27 - $14,213 -56% 368 $39   $59,538,825 67
2017/02/28 - $15,449 +9% 368 $42   $59,554,274 68
2017/03/01 - $11,296 -27% 368 $31   $59,565,570 69
2017/03/02 - $8,484 -25% 368 $23   $59,574,054 70
2017/03/03 - $134,087 +1,480% 99 $1,354   $59,708,141 71
2017/03/04 - $145,694 +9% 99 $1,472   $59,853,835 72
2017/03/05 - $61,817 -58% 99 $624   $59,915,652 73
2017/03/06 - $21,939 -65% 99 $222   $59,937,591 74
2017/03/07 - $23,811 +9% 99 $241   $59,961,402 75
2017/03/08 - $19,829 -17% 99 $200   $59,981,231 76
2017/03/09 - $20,328 +3% 99 $205   $60,001,559 77
2017/03/10 - $67,748 +233% 68 $996   $60,069,307 78
2017/03/11 - $85,270 +26% 68 $1,254   $60,154,577 79
2017/03/12 - $36,861 -57% 68 $542   $60,191,438 80
2017/03/13 - $18,476 -50% 68 $272   $60,209,914 81
2017/03/14 - $20,338 +10% 68 $299   $60,230,252 82
2017/03/15 - $20,177 -1% 68 $297   $60,250,429 83
2017/03/16 - $19,146 -5% 68 $282   $60,269,575 84

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/23 5 $24,558,587   2,970 $8,269   $24,558,587 1
2016/12/30 5 $17,500,966 -29% 3,008 $5,818   $42,059,553 2
2017/01/06 7 $9,773,494 -44% 2,904 $3,366   $51,833,047 3
2017/01/13 13 $5,032,411 -49% 1,977 $2,545   $56,865,458 4
2017/01/20 22 $1,512,559 -70% 1,034 $1,463   $58,378,017 5
2017/01/27 29 $495,494 -67% 365 $1,358   $58,873,511 6
2017/02/03 33 $255,777 -48% 244 $1,048   $59,129,288 7
2017/02/10 40 $161,139 -37% 147 $1,096   $59,290,427 8
2017/02/17 45 $105,211 -35% 123 $855   $59,395,638 9
2017/02/24 37 $178,416 +70% 368 $485   $59,574,054 10
2017/03/03 23 $427,505 +140% 99 $4,318   $60,001,559 11
2017/03/10 27 $268,016 -37% 68 $3,941   $60,269,575 12
2017/03/17 44 $54,211 -80% 68 $797   $60,323,786 13

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 1/6/2017 $374,000 0 0 0 $374,000 1/10/2017
Australia 12/30/2016 $1,655,188 275 275 1147 $8,499,508 3/2/2017
Austria 1/13/2017 $406,000 0 0 0 $406,000 1/16/2017
Bulgaria 12/23/2016 $29,307 0 0 0 $168,785 2/10/2017
Czech Republic 1/13/2017 $79,856 69 69 198 $262,577 2/15/2017
France 1/27/2017 $406,000 0 0 0 $406,000 1/31/2017
Germany 1/13/2017 $1,500,000 0 0 0 $2,400,000 1/24/2017
Hong Kong 1/6/2017 $610,000 0 0 0 $610,000 1/10/2017
Italy 1/27/2017 $502,556 0 0 0 $884,354 2/9/2017
Lithuania 1/13/2017 $34,631 92 92 176 $100,848 2/21/2017
Mexico 12/21/2016 $464,315 0 0 0 $1,814,522 1/4/2017
Netherlands 12/22/2016 $161,973 72 73 376 $1,216,856 8/1/2017
New Zealand 12/23/2016 $50,508 53 54 212 $521,225 1/31/2017
Portugal 12/23/2016 $51,088 45 46 219 $451,077 2/23/2017
Russia (CIS) 1/13/2017 $1,979,812 902 902 2759 $5,476,617 2/22/2017
Slovakia 12/23/2016 $12,186 45 45 130 $189,341 2/10/2017
Slovenia 12/23/2016 $19,277 16 16 76 $207,558 3/10/2017
Spain 1/13/2017 $701,594 273 280 1042 $2,037,257 3/17/2017
Turkey 1/20/2017 $21,096 29 29 50 $92,876 5/23/2017
United Kingdom 12/30/2016 $2,693,949 448 448 1216 $5,600,959 1/18/2017
 
Rest of World $25,479,640
 
International Total$57,200,000 8/1/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/2/2017566,077 66,077$988,512$988,5121
4/9/2017830,335-54% 96,412$600,330$1,588,8422
4/16/20171518,757-38% 115,169$411,341$2,000,1833
4/23/20171412,599-33% 127,768$188,733$2,188,9164
5/7/2017258,660 140,728$129,727$2,388,1736

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/2/2017737,754 37,754$755,842$755,8421
4/9/20171116,597-56% 54,352$331,285$1,087,1272
4/23/2017207,854 73,028$156,686$1,459,8174

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