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Teen Romantics and Adventurers

A look at how Paper Towns compares to other teen-adventure stories at the box office.


Movie Summary
Paper Towns

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

(500) Days of Summer

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Adventureland
GenreDramaDramaRomanceDramaComedy
StudioFoxLionsgate/SummitFox SearchlightSony / ColumbiaMiramax
Release DateJuly 24, 2015September 21, 2012July 17, 2009October 3, 2008April 3, 2009
Domestic Gross$32,000,304$17,742,948$32,391,374$31,487,293$16,044,025
Production Budget$12 millionn/a$7.5 million$10 millionn/a
Running Time1 hr. 49 min.1 hr. 43 min.1 hr. 35 min.1 hr. 30 min.1 hr. 46 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13PG-13R
MPAA Reasonsome language, drinking, sexuality and partial nudity - all involving teens.on appeal for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight - all involving teens.sexual material and languagemature thematic material including teen drinking, sexuality, language and crude behaviorlanguage, drug use and sexual references
 

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Domestic SummaryPaper TownsThe Perks of Being a Wallflower(500) Days of SummerNick and Norah's Infinite PlaylistAdventureland
Total Gross$32,000,304$17,742,948$32,391,374$31,487,293$16,044,025
Opening Weekend*$12,650,140$2,150,064$3,739,702$11,311,751$5,722,039
Theaters3,0317268172,4211,862
Average$4,174$2,962$4,577$4,672$3,073
Opening % of Total39.5%12.1%11.5%35.9%35.7%
Second Weekend Drop-63.3%+0.1%-20.6%-43.2%-41.4%
Widest Release3,0317451,0482,4211,876
Close DateOctober 15, 2015February 7, 2013November 22, 2009November 16, 2008May 28, 2009
In Release84 days / 12 weeks140 days / 20 weeks133 days / 19 weeks49 days / 7 weeks56 days / 8 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryPaper TownsThe Perks of Being a Wallflower(500) Days of SummerNick and Norah's Infinite PlaylistAdventureland
Worldwide Gross$85,512,300$33,384,127$60,722,734$33,506,137$17,164,377
Foreign Gross$53,511,996$15,641,179$28,331,360$2,018,844$1,120,352
Foreign % of Worldwide62.6%46.9%46.7%6.0%6.5%
Domestic Gross$32,000,304$17,742,948$32,391,374$31,487,293$16,044,025
Domestic % of Worldwide37.4%53.1%53.3%94.0%93.5%
 
People SummaryPaper TownsThe Perks of Being a Wallflower(500) Days of SummerNick and Norah's Infinite PlaylistAdventureland
Writer: Michael H. Weber#4-#3--
Writer: Scott Neustadter#4-#3--
 
Genres & FranchisesPaper TownsThe Perks of Being a Wallflower(500) Days of SummerNick and Norah's Infinite PlaylistAdventureland
Showdown: Teen Romantics and Adventurers#2#4#1#3#5
 
Chart RankingsPaper TownsThe Perks of Being a Wallflower(500) Days of SummerNick and Norah's Infinite PlaylistAdventureland
All Time Domestic#2440#3508#2408#2475#3707
Yearly 2009--#88-#120
Yearly Opening Weekends 2009--#145-#112
Worldwide Yearly 2009--#88-#149
Opening Weeks#1374#4242#3233#1859#2827
Movies That Never Hit the Top 5#114-#112--
Opening Weekends#1529#4301#3598#1714#2865
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#2193--#938-
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#4192#199#624#2250#2070
BOM Users' Grades (2009 Releases)--#4-#37
Yearly (Wide) 2009--#87-#123
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2009--#140-#119
Opening Weeks Adjusted#2010#4558#3838#2305#3490
Opening Weekends Adjusted#2210#4626#4177#2157#3558
 
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