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'The Notebook' Vs. 'Dear John' Vs. 'The Vow'


Movie Summary
The Notebook

Dear John

The Vow
GenreRomanceRomanceDrama
StudioNew LineSony / Screen GemsSony / Screen Gems
Release DateJune 25, 2004February 5, 2010February 10, 2012
Domestic Gross$81,001,787$80,014,842$125,014,030
Production Budget$29 million$25 million$30 million
Running Time2 hrs. 4 min.1 hr. 48 min.1 hr. 44 min.
MPAA RatingPG-13PG-13PG-13
MPAA Reasonfor some sexualitysome sensuality and violence.an accident scene, sexual content, partial nudity and some language.
 

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Domestic SummaryThe NotebookDear JohnThe Vow
Total Gross$81,001,787$80,014,842$125,014,030
Opening Weekend*$13,464,745$30,468,614$41,202,458
Theaters2,3032,9692,958
Average$5,846$10,262$13,929
Opening % of Total16.6%38.1%33.0%
Second Weekend Drop-44.7%-47.3%-44.0%
Widest Release2,3233,0623,038
Close DateNovember 21, 2004April 29, 2010May 17, 2012
In Release150 days / 21 weeks84 days / 12 weeks94 days / 13 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryThe NotebookDear JohnThe Vow
Worldwide Gross$115,603,229$114,977,104$196,114,570
Foreign Gross$34,601,442$34,962,262$71,100,540
Foreign % of Worldwide29.9%30.4%36.3%
Domestic Gross$81,001,787$80,014,842$125,014,030
Domestic % of Worldwide70.1%69.6%63.7%
 
People SummaryThe NotebookDear JohnThe Vow
Actor: Channing Tatum-#9#5
Actor: Rachel McAdams#6-#4
 
Genres & FranchisesThe NotebookDear JohnThe Vow
Brand: Nicholas Sparks#1#2-
Genre: Memory Loss / Amnesia#7-#3
Genre: Romantic Drama#15#16#8
Showdown: 'The Notebook' Vs. 'Dear John' Vs. 'The Vow'#2#3#1
Showdown: Sparks Showdown#1#2-
 
Chart RankingsThe NotebookDear JohnThe Vow
Opening Weekends Under 3,000 Theaters-#53#11
All Time Domestic#792#811#407
Opening Weeks#1068#482#217
Opening Weekends#1254#405#238
Opening Weekends - February-#24#9
Opening Weekends - Winter-#34#11
President's Day 4-Day Holiday Weekends-#51#23
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)-#758#612
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#938#1103#902
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2270#2535#2196
Widest Releases-#708#739
Opening Weeks Adjusted#1196#721#333
Opening Weekends Adjusted - February-#32#14
Opening Weekends Adjusted#1420#609#361
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Winter-#48#18
 
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