Big Fat Liar

After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

Grosses

Domestic (91.3%)
$48,360,547
Summary Details
DistributorUniversal Pictures
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Opening$11,554,015
2,531 theaters
Budget$15,000,000
MPAAPG
Running Time1 hr 28 min
GenresAdventure Comedy Family
In Release327 days/46 weeks
Widest Release2,534 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Feb 8, 2002Friday3$2,493,035--2,531$985$2,493,0351
Feb 9, 2002Saturday2$5,302,445+112.7%-2,531$2,095$7,795,4802
Feb 10, 2002Sunday2$3,758,535-29.1%-2,531$1,485$11,554,0153
Feb 11, 2002Monday2$632,750-83.2%-2,531$250$12,186,7654
Feb 12, 2002Tuesday7$380,005-39.9%-2,531$150$12,566,7705
Feb 13, 2002Wednesday8$291,005-23.4%-2,531$114$12,857,7756
Feb 14, 2002Thursday8$633,555+117.7%-2,531$250$13,491,3307
Feb 15, 2002Friday7$1,976,520+212%-20.7%2,534$780$15,467,8508
Feb 16, 2002Saturday4$3,699,640+87.2%-30.2%2,534$1,460$19,167,4909
Feb 17, 2002Sunday4$3,040,795-17.8%-19.1%2,534$1,199$22,208,28510
Feb 18, 2002
Presidents' Day
Monday3$2,711,380-10.8%+328.5%2,534$1,070$24,919,66511
Feb 19, 2002Tuesday4$709,520-73.8%+86.7%2,534$280$25,629,18512
Feb 20, 2002Wednesday4$634,125-10.6%+117.9%2,534$250$26,263,31013
Feb 21, 2002Thursday4$646,555+2%+2.1%2,534$255$26,909,86514
Feb 22, 2002Friday6$1,644,975+154.4%-16.8%2,437$675$28,554,84015
Feb 23, 2002Saturday6$2,997,510+82.2%-19%2,437$1,230$31,552,35016
Feb 24, 2002Sunday5$1,681,530-43.9%-44.7%2,437$690$33,233,88017
Feb 25, 2002Monday13$219,315-87%-91.9%2,437$89$33,453,19518
Feb 26, 2002Tuesday13$205,995-6.1%-71%2,437$84$33,659,19019
Feb 27, 2002Wednesday13$207,125+0.5%-67.3%2,437$84$33,866,31520
Feb 28, 2002Thursday13$207,145<0.1%-68%2,437$85$34,073,46021
Mar 1, 2002Friday9$1,050,025+406.9%-36.2%2,232$470$35,123,48522
Mar 2, 2002Saturday7$2,311,055+120.1%-22.9%2,232$1,035$37,434,54023
Mar 3, 2002Sunday7$1,595,880-30.9%-5.1%2,232$715$39,030,42024
Mar 4, 2002Monday8$223,185-86%+1.8%2,232$99$39,253,60525
Mar 5, 2002Tuesday11$189,350-15.2%-8.1%2,232$84$39,442,95526
Mar 6, 2002Wednesday10$178,560-5.7%-13.8%2,232$80$39,621,51527
Mar 7, 2002Thursday9$200,880+12.5%-3%2,232$90$39,822,39528
Mar 8, 2002Friday9$767,380+282%-26.9%2,074$370$40,589,77529
Mar 9, 2002Saturday9$1,596,980+108.1%-30.9%2,074$770$42,186,75530
Mar 10, 2002Sunday7$1,119,955-29.9%-29.8%2,074$539$43,306,71031
Mar 11, 2002Monday8$312,095-72.1%+39.8%2,074$150$43,618,80532
Mar 12, 2002Tuesday9$342,210+9.6%+80.7%2,074$165$43,961,01533
Mar 13, 2002Wednesday9$311,085-9.1%+74.2%2,074$149$44,272,10034
Mar 14, 2002Thursday8$321,470+3.3%+60%2,074$155$44,593,57035
Mar 15, 2002Friday12$448,555+39.5%-41.5%1,602$279$45,042,12536
Mar 16, 2002Saturday13$752,940+67.9%-52.9%1,602$470$45,795,06537
Mar 17, 2002Sunday12$504,630-33%-54.9%1,602$315$46,299,69538
Mar 18, 2002Monday13$88,225-82.5%-71.7%1,602$55$46,387,92039
Mar 19, 2002Tuesday13$88,110-0.1%-74.3%1,602$55$46,476,03040
Mar 20, 2002Wednesday13$87,925-0.2%-71.7%1,602$54$46,563,95541
Mar 21, 2002Thursday13$88,195+0.3%-72.6%1,602$55$46,652,15042
Mar 22, 2002Friday17$126,695+43.7%-71.8%724$174$46,778,84543
Mar 23, 2002Saturday16$249,780+97.2%-66.8%724$345$47,028,62544
Mar 24, 2002Sunday14$166,520-33.3%-67%724$230$47,195,14545
Mar 25, 2002Monday13$50,675-69.6%-42.6%724$69$47,245,82046
Mar 26, 2002Tuesday13$65,175+28.6%-26%724$90$47,310,99547
Mar 27, 2002Wednesday13$65,210<0.1%-25.8%724$90$47,376,20548
Mar 28, 2002Thursday13$83,005+27.3%-5.9%724$114$47,459,21049
Mar 29, 2002Friday17$58,110-30%-54.1%298$195$47,517,32050
Mar 30, 2002Saturday18$55,130-5.1%-77.9%298$185$47,572,45051
Mar 31, 2002
Easter Sunday
Sunday18$31,290-43.2%-81.2%298$105$47,603,74052
Apr 1, 2002Monday17$37,250+19%-26.5%298$125$47,640,99053
Apr 2, 2002Tuesday18$19,225-48.4%-70.5%298$64$47,660,21554
Apr 3, 2002Wednesday18$16,390-14.7%-74.9%298$55$47,676,60555
Apr 4, 2002Thursday18$16,455+0.4%-80.2%298$55$47,693,06056
Apr 5, 2002Friday19$35,145+113.6%-39.5%213$165$47,728,20557
Apr 6, 2002Saturday19$53,250+51.5%-3.4%213$250$47,781,45558
Apr 7, 2002Sunday18$29,820-44%-4.7%213$140$47,811,27559
Apr 8, 2002Monday21$6,390-78.6%-82.8%213$30$47,817,66560
Apr 9, 2002Tuesday21$6,475+1.3%-66.3%213$30$47,824,14061
Apr 10, 2002Wednesday21$6,345-2%-61.3%213$29$47,830,48562
Apr 11, 2002Thursday21$5,325-16.1%-67.6%213$25$47,835,81063