Napoleon Dynamite

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Grosses

Domestic (96.6%)
$44,540,956
Summary Details
DistributorFox Searchlight Pictures
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Opening$116,666
6 theaters
Budget$400,000
Release Date (Wide)Jun 11, 2004 (Aug 27, 2004) - Feb 6, 2005
MPAAPG
Running Time1 hr 36 min
GenresComedy
In Release569 days/81 weeks
Widest Release1,027 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Jun 11, 2004Friday21$40,070--6$6,678$40,0701
Jun 12, 2004Saturday23$42,074+5%-6$7,012$82,1442
Jun 13, 2004Sunday20$34,522-17.9%-6$5,753$116,6663
Jun 14, 2004Monday17$26,245-24%-6$4,374$142,9114
Jun 15, 2004Tuesday17$21,066-19.7%-6$3,511$163,9775
Jun 16, 2004Wednesday18$23,032+9.3%-6$3,838$187,0096
Jun 17, 2004Thursday17$23,621+2.6%-6$3,936$210,6307
Jun 18, 2004Friday18$61,500+160.4%+53.5%18$3,416$272,1308
Jun 19, 2004Saturday19$74,521+21.2%+77.1%18$4,140$346,6519
Jun 20, 2004Sunday19$57,485-22.9%+66.5%18$3,193$404,13610
Jun 21, 2004Monday16$38,700-32.7%+47.5%18$2,150$442,83611
Jun 22, 2004Tuesday16$41,407+7%+96.6%18$2,300$484,24312
Jun 23, 2004Wednesday18$41,164-0.6%+78.7%18$2,286$525,40713
Jun 24, 2004Thursday18$39,696-3.6%+68.1%18$2,205$565,10314
Jun 25, 2004Friday17$119,963+202.2%+95.1%73$1,643$685,06615
Jun 26, 2004Saturday16$145,634+21.4%+95.4%73$1,994$830,70016
Jun 27, 2004Sunday16$122,515-15.9%+113.1%73$1,678$953,21517
Jun 28, 2004Monday16$77,988-36.3%+101.5%73$1,068$1,031,20318
Jun 29, 2004Tuesday16$68,911-11.6%+66.4%73$943$1,100,11419
Jun 30, 2004Wednesday16$60,318-12.5%+46.5%73$826$1,160,43220
Jul 1, 2004Thursday16$70,719+17.2%+78.2%73$968$1,231,15121
Jul 2, 2004Friday15$181,644+156.9%+51.4%142$1,279$1,412,79522
Jul 3, 2004Saturday15$212,027+16.7%+45.6%142$1,493$1,624,82223
Jul 4, 2004
Independence Day
Sunday16$119,716-43.5%-2.3%142$843$1,744,53824
Jul 5, 2004Monday15$281,171+134.9%+260.5%142$1,980$2,025,70925
Jul 6, 2004Tuesday15$135,529-51.8%+96.7%142$954$2,161,23826
Jul 7, 2004Wednesday15$131,437-3%+117.9%142$925$2,292,67527
Jul 8, 2004Thursday15$132,918+1.1%+88%142$936$2,425,59328
Jul 9, 2004Friday17$166,819+25.5%-8.2%141$1,183$2,592,41229
Jul 10, 2004Saturday18$207,755+24.5%-2%141$1,473$2,800,16730
Jul 11, 2004Sunday17$180,195-13.3%+50.5%141$1,277$2,980,36231
Jul 12, 2004Monday17$122,469-32%-56.4%141$868$3,102,83132
Jul 13, 2004Tuesday17$115,979-5.3%-14.4%141$822$3,218,81033
Jul 14, 2004Wednesday17$124,154+7%-5.5%141$880$3,342,96434
Jul 15, 2004Thursday16$121,222-2.4%-8.8%141$859$3,464,18635
Jul 16, 2004Friday17$220,663+82%+32.3%179$1,232$3,684,84936
Jul 17, 2004Saturday17$275,143+24.7%+32.4%179$1,537$3,959,99237
Jul 18, 2004Sunday17$254,685-7.4%+41.3%179$1,422$4,214,67738
Jul 19, 2004Monday16$166,293-34.7%+35.8%179$929$4,380,97039
Jul 20, 2004Tuesday16$169,389+1.9%+46.1%179$946$4,550,35940
Jul 21, 2004Wednesday16$174,445+3%+40.5%179$974$4,724,80441
Jul 22, 2004Thursday16$184,596+5.8%+52.3%179$1,031$4,909,40042
Jul 23, 2004Friday12$520,778+182.1%+136%389$1,338$5,430,17843
Jul 24, 2004Saturday16$571,979+9.8%+107.9%389$1,470$6,002,15744
Jul 25, 2004Sunday13$515,655-9.8%+102.5%389$1,325$6,517,81245
Jul 26, 2004Monday10$378,101-26.7%+127.4%389$971$6,895,91346
Jul 27, 2004Tuesday11$357,316-5.5%+110.9%389$918$7,253,22947
Jul 28, 2004Wednesday11$333,372-6.7%+91.1%389$856$7,586,60148
Jul 29, 2004Thursday11$326,706-2%+77%389$839$7,913,30749
Jul 30, 2004Friday14$407,283+24.7%-21.8%423$962$8,320,59050
Jul 31, 2004Saturday15$503,761+23.7%-11.9%423$1,190$8,824,35151
Aug 1, 2004Sunday13$491,519-2.4%-4.7%423$1,161$9,315,87052
Aug 2, 2004Monday12$391,676-20.3%+3.6%423$925$9,707,54653
Aug 3, 2004Tuesday13$367,601-6.1%+2.9%423$869$10,075,14754
Aug 4, 2004Wednesday13$361,346-1.7%+8.4%423$854$10,436,49355
Aug 5, 2004Thursday13$355,890-1.5%+8.9%423$841$10,792,38356
Aug 6, 2004Friday13$558,500+56.9%+37.1%546$1,022$11,350,88357
Aug 7, 2004Saturday13$633,201+13.4%+25.7%546$1,159$11,984,08458
Aug 8, 2004Sunday12$547,625-13.5%+11.4%546$1,002$12,531,70959
Aug 9, 2004Monday10$431,907-21.1%+10.3%546$791$12,963,61660
Aug 10, 2004Tuesday10$385,220-10.8%+4.8%546$705$13,348,83661
Aug 11, 2004Wednesday10$378,931-1.6%+4.9%546$694$13,727,76762
Aug 12, 2004Thursday10$396,560+4.7%+11.4%546$726$14,124,32763
Aug 13, 2004Friday11$530,057+33.7%-5.1%563$941$14,654,38464
Aug 14, 2004Saturday11$668,833+26.2%+5.6%563$1,187$15,323,21765
Aug 15, 2004Sunday11$557,606-16.6%+1.8%563$990$15,880,82366
Aug 16, 2004Monday11$401,939-27.9%-6.9%563$713$16,282,76267
Aug 17, 2004Tuesday11$347,409-13.6%-9.8%563$617$16,630,17168
Aug 18, 2004Wednesday11$350,866+1%-7.4%563$623$16,981,03769
Aug 19, 2004Thursday11$342,671-2.3%-13.6%563$608$17,323,70870
Aug 20, 2004Friday14$556,425+62.4%+5%577$964$17,880,13371
Aug 21, 2004Saturday14$714,982+28.5%+6.9%577$1,239$18,595,11572
Aug 22, 2004Sunday14$516,466-27.8%-7.4%577$895$19,111,58173
Aug 23, 2004Monday12$327,508-36.6%-18.5%577$567$19,439,08974
Aug 24, 2004Tuesday12$295,635-9.7%-14.9%577$512$19,734,72475
Aug 25, 2004Wednesday12$281,054-4.9%-19.9%577$487$20,015,77876
Aug 26, 2004Thursday11$280,923<0.1%-18%577$486$20,296,70177
Aug 27, 2004Friday14$634,085+125.7%+14%706$898$20,930,78678
Aug 28, 2004Saturday14$888,581+40.1%+24.3%706$1,258$21,819,36779
Aug 29, 2004Sunday14$560,827-36.9%+8.6%706$794$22,380,19480
Aug 30, 2004Monday13$300,191-46.5%-8.3%706$425$22,680,38581
Aug 31, 2004Tuesday13$265,962-11.4%-10%706$376$22,946,34782
Sep 1, 2004Wednesday13$249,765-6.1%-11.1%706$353$23,196,11283
Sep 2, 2004Thursday13$260,570+4.3%-7.2%706$369$23,456,68284
Sep 3, 2004Friday12$760,769+192%+20%886$858$24,217,45185
Sep 4, 2004Saturday13$1,027,732+35.1%+15.7%886$1,159$25,245,18386
Sep 5, 2004Sunday13$1,022,910-0.5%+82.4%886$1,154$26,268,09387
Sep 6, 2004
Labor Day
Monday11$931,538-8.9%+210.3%886$1,051$27,199,63188
Sep 7, 2004Tuesday12$215,121-76.9%-19.1%886$242$27,414,75289
Sep 8, 2004Wednesday12$186,981-13.1%-25.1%886$211$27,601,73390
Sep 9, 2004Thursday12$175,785-6%-32.5%886$198$27,777,51891
Sep 10, 2004Friday9$751,696+327.6%-1.2%921$816$28,529,21492
Sep 11, 2004Saturday10$1,161,065+54.5%+13%921$1,260$29,690,27993
Sep 12, 2004Sunday10$604,118-48%-40.9%921$655$30,294,39794
Sep 13, 2004Monday10$170,250-71.8%-81.7%921$184$30,464,64795
Sep 14, 2004Tuesday11$156,095-8.3%-27.4%921$169$30,620,74296
Sep 15, 2004Wednesday9$206,082+32%+10.2%921$223$30,826,82497
Sep 16, 2004Thursday10$230,164+11.7%+30.9%921$249$31,056,98898
Sep 17, 2004Friday8$741,777+222.3%-1.3%1,024$724$31,798,76599
Sep 18, 2004Saturday9$1,041,322+40.4%-10.3%1,024$1,016$32,840,087100
Sep 19, 2004Sunday10$503,442-51.7%-16.7%1,024$491$33,343,529101
Sep 20, 2004Monday9$149,768-70.3%-12%1,024$146$33,493,297102
Sep 21, 2004Tuesday12$136,021-9.2%-12.9%1,024$132$33,629,318103
Sep 22, 2004Wednesday9$138,690+2%-32.7%1,024$135$33,768,008104
Sep 23, 2004Thursday9$145,323+4.8%-36.9%1,024$141$33,913,331105
Sep 24, 2004Friday11$589,640+305.7%-20.5%1,027$574$34,502,971106
Sep 25, 2004Saturday11$814,038+38.1%-21.8%1,024$794$35,317,009107
Sep 26, 2004Sunday11$404,715-50.3%-19.6%1,024$395$35,721,724108
Sep 27, 2004Monday10$133,816-66.9%-10.7%1,024$130$35,855,540109
Sep 28, 2004Tuesday11$125,033-6.6%-8.1%1,024$122$35,980,573110
Sep 29, 2004Wednesday11$122,735-1.8%-11.5%1,024$119$36,103,308111
Sep 30, 2004Thursday10$119,687-2.5%-17.6%1,024$116$36,222,995112
Oct 1, 2004Friday12$443,977+270.9%-24.7%855$519$36,666,972113
Oct 2, 2004Saturday13$632,304+42.4%-22.3%855$739$37,299,276114
Oct 3, 2004Sunday13$314,816-50.2%-22.2%855$368$37,614,092115
Oct 4, 2004Monday12$101,145-67.9%-24.4%855$118$37,715,237116
Oct 5, 2004Tuesday11$93,845-7.2%-24.9%855$109$37,809,082117
Oct 6, 2004Wednesday12$96,295+2.6%-21.5%855$112$37,905,377118
Oct 7, 2004Thursday11$130,125+35.1%+8.7%855$152$38,035,502119
Oct 8, 2004Friday10$320,095+146%-27.9%715$447$38,355,597120
Oct 9, 2004Saturday12$458,132+43.1%-27.5%715$640$38,813,729121
Oct 10, 2004Sunday13$278,676-39.2%-11.5%715$389$39,092,405122
Oct 11, 2004
Columbus Day
Monday13$143,056-48.7%+41.4%715$200$39,235,461123
Oct 12, 2004Tuesday12$78,141-45.4%-16.7%715$109$39,313,602124
Oct 13, 2004Wednesday11$75,777-3%-21.3%715$105$39,389,379125
Oct 14, 2004Thursday10$98,534+30%-24.3%715$137$39,487,913126
Oct 15, 2004Friday12$286,483+190.7%-10.5%619$462$39,774,396127
Oct 16, 2004Saturday13$387,794+35.4%-15.4%619$626$40,162,190128
Oct 17, 2004Sunday13$209,540-46%-24.8%619$338$40,371,730129
Oct 18, 2004Monday13$67,870-67.6%-52.6%619$109$40,439,600130
Oct 19, 2004Tuesday13$63,490-6.5%-18.7%619$102$40,503,090131
Oct 20, 2004Wednesday13$63,633+0.2%-16%619$102$40,566,723132
Oct 21, 2004Thursday13$85,892+35%-12.8%619$138$40,652,615133
Oct 22, 2004Friday14$221,270+157.6%-22.8%479$461$40,873,885134
Oct 23, 2004Saturday14$269,740+21.9%-30.4%479$563$41,143,625135
Oct 24, 2004Sunday16$128,559-52.3%-38.6%479$268$41,272,184136
Oct 25, 2004Monday11$45,017-65%-33.7%479$93$41,317,201137
Oct 26, 2004Tuesday11$42,877-4.8%-32.5%479$89$41,360,078138
Oct 27, 2004Wednesday11$44,167+3%-30.6%479$92$41,404,245139
Oct 28, 2004Thursday11$62,602+41.7%-27.1%479$130$41,466,847140
Oct 29, 2004Friday15$152,632+143.8%-31%387$394$41,619,479141
Oct 30, 2004Saturday16$170,860+11.9%-36.7%387$441$41,790,339142
Oct 31, 2004
Halloween
Sunday17$87,308-48.9%-32.1%387$225$41,877,647143
Nov 1, 2004Monday14$54,585-37.5%+21.3%387$141$41,932,232144
Nov 2, 2004Tuesday14$41,418-24.1%-3.4%387$107$41,973,650145
Nov 3, 2004Wednesday15$40,835-1.4%-7.5%387$105$42,014,485146
Nov 4, 2004Thursday14$47,442+16.2%-24.2%387$122$42,061,927147
Nov 5, 2004Friday19$124,265+161.9%-18.6%271$458$42,186,192148
Nov 6, 2004Saturday18$168,948+36%-1.1%271$623$42,355,140149
Nov 7, 2004Sunday19$74,476-55.9%-14.7%271$274$42,429,616150
Nov 8, 2004Monday18$28,776-61.4%-47.3%271$106$42,458,392151
Nov 9, 2004Tuesday17$28,010-2.7%-32.4%271$103$42,486,402152
Nov 10, 2004Wednesday17$37,645+34.4%-7.8%271$138$42,524,047153
Nov 11, 2004Thursday17$62,263+65.4%+31.2%271$229$42,586,310154
Nov 12, 2004Friday22$84,172+35.2%-32.3%196$429$42,670,482155
Nov 13, 2004Saturday22$103,855+23.4%-38.5%196$529$42,774,337156
Nov 14, 2004Sunday23$47,112-54.6%-36.7%196$240$42,821,449157
Nov 15, 2004Monday19$18,655-60.4%-35.2%196$95$42,840,104158
Nov 16, 2004Tuesday19$20,772+11.3%-25.8%196$105$42,860,876159
Nov 17, 2004Wednesday20$19,266-7.3%-48.8%196$98$42,880,142160
Nov 18, 2004Thursday19$20,037+4%-67.8%196$102$42,900,179161
Nov 19, 2004Friday21$57,901+189%-31.2%170$340$42,958,080162
Nov 20, 2004Saturday23$71,014+22.6%-31.6%170$417$43,029,094163
Nov 21, 2004Sunday23$39,091-45%-17%170$229$43,068,185164
Nov 22, 2004Monday18$20,228-48.3%+8.4%170$118$43,088,413165
Nov 23, 2004Tuesday19$26,855+32.8%+29.3%170$157$43,115,268166
Nov 24, 2004Wednesday20$45,198+68.3%+134.6%173$261$43,160,466167
Nov 25, 2004
Thanksgiving
Thursday19$44,654-1.2%+122.9%173$258$43,205,120168
Nov 26, 2004Friday20$99,227+122.2%+71.4%193$514$43,304,347169
Nov 27, 2004Saturday19$98,538-0.7%+38.8%193$510$43,402,885170
Nov 28, 2004Sunday19$44,212-55.1%+13.1%193$229$43,447,097171
Nov 29, 2004Monday15$20,829-52.9%+3%193$107$43,467,926172
Nov 30, 2004Tuesday15$22,533+8.2%-16.1%193$116$43,490,459173
Dec 1, 2004Wednesday15$21,194-5.9%-53.1%193$109$43,511,653174
Dec 2, 2004Thursday15$22,358+5.5%-49.9%193$115$43,534,011175
Dec 3, 2004Friday17$67,196+200.5%-32.3%222$302$43,601,207176
Dec 4, 2004Saturday17$83,649+24.5%-15.1%222$376$43,684,856177
Dec 5, 2004Sunday18$41,907-49.9%-5.2%223$187$43,726,763178
Dec 6, 2004Monday16$16,790-59.9%-19.4%223$75$43,743,553179
Dec 7, 2004Tuesday16$17,722+5.6%-21.4%223$79$43,761,275180
Dec 8, 2004Wednesday16$17,076-3.6%-19.4%223$76$43,778,351181
Dec 9, 2004Thursday16$18,214+6.7%-18.5%223$81$43,796,565182
Dec 10, 2004Friday18$48,490+166.2%-27.8%218$222$43,845,055183
Dec 11, 2004Saturday18$62,322+28.5%-25.5%218$285$43,907,377184
Dec 12, 2004Sunday19$32,277-48.2%-23%218$148$43,939,654185
Dec 13, 2004Monday17$16,035-50.3%-4.5%218$73$43,955,689186
Dec 14, 2004Tuesday17$19,263+20.1%+8.7%218$88$43,974,952187
Dec 15, 2004Wednesday18$19,911+3.4%+16.6%218$91$43,994,863188
Dec 16, 2004Thursday18$21,322+7.1%+17.1%218$97$44,016,185189
Dec 17, 2004Friday24$37,370+75.3%-22.9%177$211$44,053,555190
Dec 18, 2004Saturday24$47,598+27.4%-23.6%177$268$44,101,153191
Dec 19, 2004Sunday24$39,836-16.3%+23.4%177$225$44,140,989192
Dec 20, 2004Monday21$31,192-21.7%+94.5%177$176$44,172,181193
Dec 21, 2004Tuesday21$29,821-4.4%+54.8%177$168$44,202,002194
Dec 22, 2004Wednesday25$21,249-28.7%+6.7%144$147$44,223,251195
Dec 23, 2004Thursday26$20,622-3%-3.3%144$143$44,243,873196
Dec 24, 2004Friday29$6,960-66.2%-81.4%144$48$44,250,833197
Dec 25, 2004
Christmas Day
Saturday31$12,243+75.9%-74.3%141$86$44,263,076198
Dec 26, 2004Sunday28$21,945+79.2%-44.9%141$155$44,285,021199
Dec 27, 2004Monday25$19,545-10.9%-37.3%141$138$44,304,566200
Dec 28, 2004Tuesday25$19,738+1%-33.8%141$139$44,324,304201
Dec 29, 2004Wednesday27$19,755<0.1%-7%141$140$44,344,059202
Dec 30, 2004Thursday28$19,093-3.4%-7.4%141$135$44,363,152203
Dec 31, 2004
New Year's Eve
Friday31$11,474-39.9%+64.9%114$100$44,374,626204
Jan 1, 2005
New Year's Day
Saturday30$22,088+92.5%+80.4%114$193$44,396,714205
Jan 2, 2005Sunday31$14,336-35.1%-34.7%114$125$44,411,050206
Jan 3, 2005Monday28$7,990-44.3%-59.1%114$70$44,419,040207
Jan 4, 2005Tuesday28$6,885-13.8%-65.1%114$60$44,425,925208
Jan 5, 2005Wednesday27$6,196-10%-68.6%114$54$44,432,121209
Jan 6, 2005Thursday28$6,172-0.4%-67.7%114$54$44,438,293210
Jan 7, 2005Friday29$12,840+108%+11.9%80$160$44,451,133211
Jan 8, 2005Saturday30$17,205+34%-22.1%80$215$44,468,338212
Jan 9, 2005Sunday30$9,680-43.7%-32.5%80$121$44,478,018213
Jan 10, 2005Monday28$3,681-62%-53.9%80$46$44,481,699214
Jan 11, 2005Tuesday28$4,735+28.6%-31.2%80$59$44,486,434215
Jan 12, 2005Wednesday28$4,034-14.8%-34.9%80$50$44,490,468216
Jan 13, 2005Thursday28$3,859-4.3%-37.5%80$48$44,494,327217
Jan 14, 2005Friday35$5,779+49.8%-55%46$125$44,500,106218
Jan 15, 2005Saturday35$8,013+38.7%-53.4%46$174$44,508,119219
Jan 16, 2005Sunday35$5,555-30.7%-42.6%46$120$44,513,674220
Jan 17, 2005
MLK Day
Monday35$4,314-22.3%+17.2%46$93$44,517,988221
Jan 18, 2005Tuesday31$1,577-63.4%-66.7%46$34$44,519,565222
Jan 19, 2005Wednesday32$1,167-26%-71.1%46$25$44,520,732223
Jan 20, 2005Thursday32$1,403+20.2%-63.6%46$30$44,522,135224