Life as a House

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.

Grosses

Domestic (65.5%)
$15,667,270
Summary Details
DistributorNew Line Cinema
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Opening$294,056
29 theaters
Budget$27,000,000
Release Date (Wide)Oct 26, 2001 (Nov 9, 2001)
MPAAR
Running Time2 hr 5 min
GenresDrama
In Release70 days/10 weeks
Widest Release1,288 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Dec 28-3051$30,916-28.6%64-10$483$15,638,40210
Dec 21-2340$43,277-84.2%74-430$584$15,577,5799
Oct 26-2824$294,056-29-$10,139$294,0561
Nov 2-420$584,715+98.8%88+59$6,644$976,4072
Dec 14-1616$274,239-57.1%504-564$544$15,412,7018
Nov 30-Dec 2
Post-Thanksgiving
11$1,096,158-48.3%950-169$1,153$13,833,6686
Dec 7-911$639,486-41.7%1,068+118$598$14,846,5457
Nov 16-189$2,646,422-30.7%1,288-$2,054$8,998,6274
Nov 23-25
Thanksgiving 3-Day
9$2,121,159-19.8%1,119-169$1,895$12,220,9805
Nov 9-118$3,818,623+553.1%1,288+1,200$2,964$5,060,2463