The Pursuit of Happyness

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Grosses

Domestic (53.3%)
$163,566,459
Summary Details
DistributorSony Pictures Releasing
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Opening$26,541,709
2,852 theaters
Budget$55,000,000
MPAAPG-13
Running Time1 hr 57 min
GenresBiography Drama
In Release382 days/54 weeks
Widest Release3,169 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Dec 15, 2006Friday1$8,951,750--2,852$3,138$8,951,7501
Dec 16, 2006Saturday1$10,544,653+17.8%-2,852$3,697$19,496,4032
Dec 17, 2006Sunday1$7,045,306-33.2%-2,852$2,470$26,541,7093
Dec 18, 2006Monday1$2,877,841-59.2%-2,852$1,009$29,419,5504
Dec 19, 2006Tuesday1$2,856,735-0.7%-2,852$1,001$32,276,2855
Dec 20, 2006Wednesday2$2,806,095-1.8%-2,852$983$35,082,3806
Dec 21, 2006Thursday2$3,204,515+14.2%-2,852$1,123$38,286,8957
Dec 22, 2006Friday2$5,355,504+67.1%-40.2%2,863$1,870$43,642,3998
Dec 23, 2006Saturday2$6,343,894+18.5%-39.8%2,863$2,215$49,986,2939
Dec 24, 2006Sunday2$3,117,973-50.9%-55.7%2,863$1,089$53,104,26610
Dec 25, 2006
Christmas Day
Monday3$7,736,849+148.1%+168.8%2,863$2,702$60,841,11511
Dec 26, 2006Tuesday2$7,116,663-8%+149.1%2,863$2,485$67,957,77812
Dec 27, 2006Wednesday2$5,713,667-19.7%+103.6%2,863$1,995$73,671,44513
Dec 28, 2006Thursday2$5,377,784-5.9%+67.8%2,863$1,878$79,049,22914
Dec 29, 2006Friday2$6,825,442+26.9%+27.4%2,870$2,378$85,874,67115
Dec 30, 2006Saturday2$7,584,199+11.1%+19.6%2,870$2,642$93,458,87016
Dec 31, 2006
New Year's Eve
Sunday2$4,952,800-34.7%+58.8%2,870$1,725$98,411,67017
Jan 1, 2007
New Year's Day
Monday2$6,098,747+23.1%-21.2%2,870$2,124$104,510,41718
Jan 2, 2007Tuesday2$2,822,106-53.7%-60.3%2,870$983$107,332,52319
Jan 3, 2007Wednesday2$1,923,144-31.9%-66.3%2,870$670$109,255,66720
Jan 4, 2007Thursday2$1,902,889-1.1%-64.6%2,870$663$111,158,55621
Jan 5, 2007Friday2$4,143,123+117.7%-39.3%3,027$1,368$115,301,67922
Jan 6, 2007Saturday2$5,697,760+37.5%-24.9%3,027$1,882$120,999,43923
Jan 7, 2007Sunday2$3,040,043-46.6%-38.6%3,027$1,004$124,039,48224
Jan 8, 2007Monday3$795,042-73.8%-87%3,027$262$124,834,52425
Jan 9, 2007Tuesday2$891,170+12.1%-68.4%3,027$294$125,725,69426
Jan 10, 2007Wednesday2$816,077-8.4%-57.6%3,027$269$126,541,77127
Jan 11, 2007Thursday2$837,179+2.6%-56%3,027$276$127,378,95028
Jan 12, 2007Friday3$2,544,560+203.9%-38.6%3,169$802$129,923,51029
Jan 13, 2007Saturday3$3,716,465+46.1%-34.8%3,169$1,172$133,639,97530
Jan 14, 2007Sunday4$2,640,181-29%-13.2%3,169$833$136,280,15631
Jan 15, 2007
MLK Day
Monday4$1,802,146-31.7%+126.7%3,169$568$138,082,30232
Jan 16, 2007Tuesday4$581,470-67.7%-34.8%3,169$183$138,663,77233
Jan 17, 2007Wednesday4$572,739-1.5%-29.8%3,169$180$139,236,51134
Jan 18, 2007Thursday4$574,556+0.3%-31.4%3,169$181$139,811,06735
Jan 19, 2007Friday5$1,891,541+229.2%-25.7%3,066$616$141,702,60836
Jan 20, 2007Saturday5$3,153,518+66.7%-15.1%3,066$1,028$144,856,12637
Jan 21, 2007Sunday5$1,265,074-59.9%-52.1%3,066$412$146,121,20038
Jan 22, 2007Monday6$410,086-67.6%-77.2%3,066$133$146,531,28639
Jan 23, 2007Tuesday5$466,706+13.8%-19.7%3,066$152$146,997,99240
Jan 24, 2007Wednesday5$463,172-0.8%-19.1%3,066$151$147,461,16441
Jan 25, 2007Thursday4$485,378+4.8%-15.5%3,066$158$147,946,54242
Jan 26, 2007Friday7$1,339,400+175.9%-29.2%2,688$498$149,285,94243
Jan 27, 2007Saturday7$2,350,998+75.5%-25.4%2,688$874$151,636,94044
Jan 28, 2007Sunday8$1,292,927-45%+2.2%2,688$480$152,929,86745
Jan 29, 2007Monday9$313,183-75.8%-23.6%2,688$116$153,243,05046
Jan 30, 2007Tuesday8$346,194+10.5%-25.8%2,688$128$153,589,24447
Jan 31, 2007Wednesday8$326,298-5.7%-29.6%2,688$121$153,915,54248
Feb 1, 2007Thursday8$335,106+2.7%-31%2,688$124$154,250,64849
Feb 2, 2007Friday10$925,012+176%-30.9%2,233$414$155,175,66050
Feb 3, 2007Saturday9$1,580,939+70.9%-32.8%2,233$707$156,756,59951
Feb 4, 2007Sunday10$460,503-70.9%-64.4%2,233$206$157,217,10252
Feb 5, 2007Monday10$236,570-48.6%-24.5%2,233$105$157,453,67253
Feb 6, 2007Tuesday9$235,705-0.4%-31.9%2,233$105$157,689,37754
Feb 7, 2007Wednesday9$222,865-5.4%-31.7%2,233$99$157,912,24255
Feb 8, 2007Thursday9$224,833+0.9%-32.9%2,233$100$158,137,07556
Feb 9, 2007Friday11$629,318+179.9%-32%1,777$354$158,766,39357
Feb 10, 2007Saturday10$1,126,748+79%-28.7%1,777$634$159,893,14158
Feb 11, 2007Sunday11$597,477-47%+29.7%1,777$336$160,490,61859
Feb 12, 2007Monday11$172,603-71.1%-27%1,777$97$160,663,22160
Feb 13, 2007Tuesday11$147,018-14.8%-37.6%1,777$82$160,810,23961
Feb 14, 2007Wednesday12$311,141+111.6%+39.6%1,353$229$161,121,38062
Feb 15, 2007Thursday14$135,040-56.6%-39.9%1,353$99$161,256,42063
Feb 16, 2007Friday19$196,051+45.2%-68.8%690$284$161,452,47164
Feb 17, 2007Saturday19$321,545+64%-71.5%690$466$161,774,01665
Feb 18, 2007Sunday19$215,793-32.9%-63.9%690$312$161,989,80966
Feb 19, 2007
Presidents' Day
Monday19$150,425-30.3%-12.8%690$218$162,140,23467
Feb 20, 2007Tuesday19$57,422-61.8%-60.9%690$83$162,197,65668
Feb 21, 2007Wednesday19$55,337-3.6%-82.2%690$80$162,252,99369
Feb 22, 2007Thursday19$57,718+4.3%-57.3%690$83$162,310,71170
Feb 23, 2007Friday25$82,792+43.4%-57.8%287$288$162,393,50371
Feb 24, 2007Saturday25$131,980+59.4%-59%287$459$162,525,48372
Feb 25, 2007Sunday26$60,553-54.1%-71.9%287$210$162,586,03673