The Secret Life of Bees

In 1964, a teenage girl in search of the truth about her mother runs away to a small town in South Carolina and finds a family of independent women who can connect her to her past.

Grosses

Domestic (94.5%)
$37,770,162
Summary Details
DistributorFox Searchlight Pictures
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Runtime1 hr 54 min
Opening Weekend$10,527,799
1,591 theaters
GenresDrama
Widest Release1,630 theaters
In Release441 days/63 weeks
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Oct 17, 2008Friday3$3,563,157--1,591$2,239$3,563,1571
Oct 18, 2008Saturday3$4,391,964+23.3%-1,591$2,760$7,955,1212
Oct 19, 2008Sunday4$2,572,678-41.4%-1,591$1,617$10,527,7993
Oct 20, 2008Monday3$696,072-72.9%-1,591$437$11,223,8714
Oct 21, 2008Tuesday3$746,994+7.3%-1,591$469$11,970,8655
Oct 22, 2008Wednesday3$667,519-10.6%-1,591$419$12,638,3846
Oct 23, 2008Thursday2$634,807-4.9%-1,591$398$13,273,1917
Oct 24, 2008Friday6$1,785,661+181.3%-49.9%1,630$1,095$15,058,8528
Oct 25, 2008Saturday5$2,669,281+49.5%-39.2%1,630$1,637$17,728,1339
Oct 26, 2008Sunday5$1,596,688-40.2%-37.9%1,630$979$19,324,82110
Oct 27, 2008Monday5$460,155-71.2%-33.9%1,630$282$19,784,97611
Oct 28, 2008Tuesday5$531,108+15.4%-28.9%1,630$325$20,316,08412
Oct 29, 2008Wednesday4$492,258-7.3%-26.3%1,630$301$20,808,34213
Oct 30, 2008Thursday3$478,611-2.8%-24.6%1,630$293$21,286,95314
Oct 31, 2008
Halloween
Friday6$842,628+76.1%-52.8%1,611$523$22,129,58115
Nov 1, 2008Saturday7$1,970,278+133.8%-26.2%1,611$1,223$24,099,85916
Nov 2, 2008Sunday6$1,197,762-39.2%-25%1,611$743$25,297,62117
Nov 3, 2008Monday6$363,154-69.7%-21.1%1,611$225$25,660,77518
Nov 4, 2008Tuesday6$414,511+14.1%-22%1,611$257$26,075,28619
Nov 5, 2008Wednesday5$355,020-14.4%-27.9%1,611$220$26,430,30620
Nov 6, 2008Thursday5$382,590+7.8%-20.1%1,611$237$26,812,89621
Nov 7, 2008Friday9$878,446+129.6%+4.3%1,481$593$27,691,34222
Nov 8, 2008Saturday9$1,401,886+59.6%-28.8%1,481$946$29,093,22823
Nov 9, 2008Sunday8$809,135-42.3%-32.4%1,481$546$29,902,36324
Nov 10, 2008Monday8$334,439-58.7%-7.9%1,481$225$30,236,80225
Nov 11, 2008Tuesday8$538,293+61%+29.9%1,481$363$30,775,09526
Nov 12, 2008Wednesday7$253,025-53%-28.7%1,481$170$31,028,12027
Nov 13, 2008Thursday6$260,960+3.1%-31.8%1,481$176$31,289,08028
Nov 14, 2008Friday8$664,073+154.5%-24.4%1,449$458$31,953,15329
Nov 15, 2008Saturday8$1,078,373+62.4%-23.1%1,449$744$33,031,52630
Nov 16, 2008Sunday7$595,833-44.7%-26.4%1,449$411$33,627,35931
Nov 17, 2008Monday7$170,467-71.4%-49%1,449$117$33,797,82632
Nov 18, 2008Tuesday6$196,655+15.4%-63.5%1,449$135$33,994,48133
Nov 19, 2008Wednesday6$193,048-1.8%-23.7%1,449$133$34,187,52934
Nov 20, 2008Thursday6$186,275-3.5%-28.6%1,449$128$34,373,80435
Nov 21, 2008Friday10$354,064+90.1%-46.7%1,095$323$34,727,86836
Nov 22, 2008Saturday10$575,582+62.6%-46.6%1,095$525$35,303,45037
Nov 23, 2008Sunday10$335,345-41.7%-43.7%1,095$306$35,638,79538
Nov 24, 2008Monday10$126,349-62.3%-25.9%1,095$115$35,765,14439
Nov 25, 2008Tuesday10$161,022+27.4%-18.1%1,095$147$35,926,16640
Nov 26, 2008Wednesday16$76,573-52.4%-60.3%476$160$36,002,73941
Nov 27, 2008
Thanksgiving
Thursday16$88,242+15.2%-52.6%476$185$36,090,98142
Nov 28, 2008Friday14$222,898+152.6%-37%490$454$36,313,87943
Nov 29, 2008Saturday14$226,319+1.5%-60.7%490$461$36,540,19844
Nov 30, 2008Sunday14$112,454-50.3%-66.5%490$229$36,652,65245
Dec 1, 2008Monday15$29,381-73.9%-76.7%490$59$36,682,03346
Dec 2, 2008Tuesday16$29,692+1.1%-81.6%490$60$36,711,72547
Dec 3, 2008Wednesday14$33,934+14.3%-55.7%490$69$36,745,65948
Dec 4, 2008Thursday15$31,289-7.8%-64.5%490$63$36,776,94849
Dec 5, 2008Friday17$60,591+93.6%-72.8%432$140$36,837,53950
Dec 6, 2008Saturday16$95,771+58.1%-57.7%432$221$36,933,31051
Dec 7, 2008Sunday16$61,107-36.2%-45.7%432$141$36,994,41752
Dec 8, 2008Monday17$21,266-65.2%-27.6%432$49$37,015,68353
Dec 9, 2008Tuesday17$24,686+16.1%-16.9%432$57$37,040,36954
Dec 10, 2008Wednesday17$26,790+8.5%-21.1%432$62$37,067,15955
Dec 11, 2008Thursday16$27,447+2.5%-12.3%432$63$37,094,60656
Dec 12, 2008Friday25$31,996+16.6%-47.2%271$118$37,126,60257
Dec 13, 2008Saturday26$50,225+57%-47.6%271$185$37,176,82758
Dec 14, 2008Sunday25$31,840-36.6%-47.9%271$117$37,208,66759
Dec 15, 2008Monday26$15,121-52.5%-28.9%271$55$37,223,78860
Dec 16, 2008Tuesday26$15,781+4.4%-36.1%271$58$37,239,56961
Dec 17, 2008Wednesday27$15,607-1.1%-41.7%271$57$37,255,17662
Dec 18, 2008Thursday27$15,482-0.8%-43.6%271$57$37,270,65863
Dec 19, 2008Friday31$13,538-12.6%-57.7%141$96$37,284,19664
Dec 20, 2008Saturday31$21,183+56.5%-57.8%141$150$37,305,37965
Dec 21, 2008Sunday31$14,758-30.3%-53.6%141$104$37,320,13766
Dec 22, 2008Monday30$11,127-24.6%-26.4%141$78$37,331,26467
Dec 23, 2008Tuesday28$11,734+5.5%-25.6%141$83$37,342,99868
Dec 24, 2008Wednesday31$8,784-25.1%-43.7%141$62$37,351,78269
Dec 25, 2008
Christmas Day
Thursday40$6,126-30.3%-60.4%77$79$37,357,90870
Dec 26, 2008Friday38$15,255+149%+12.7%77$198$37,373,16371
Dec 27, 2008Saturday37$19,260+26.3%-9.1%77$250$37,392,42372
Dec 28, 2008Sunday36$15,347-20.3%+4%77$199$37,407,77073
Dec 29, 2008Monday36$12,848-16.3%+15.5%77$166$37,420,61874
Dec 30, 2008Tuesday36$13,700+6.6%+16.8%77$177$37,434,31875
Dec 31, 2008
New Year's Eve
Wednesday37$9,533-30.4%+8.5%77$123$37,443,85176
Jan 1, 2009
New Year's Day
Thursday40$19,416+103.7%+216.9%77$252$37,463,26777
Jan 2, 2009Friday37$21,862+12.6%+43.3%84$260$37,485,12978
Jan 3, 2009Saturday36$26,283+20.2%+36.5%84$312$37,511,41279
Jan 4, 2009Sunday37$13,899-47.1%-9.4%84$165$37,525,31180
Jan 5, 2009Monday35$6,654-52.1%-48.2%84$79$37,531,96581
Jan 6, 2009Tuesday36$6,622-0.5%-51.7%84$78$37,538,58782
Jan 7, 2009Wednesday35$6,549-1.1%-31.3%84$77$37,545,13683
Jan 8, 2009Thursday35$6,856+4.7%-64.7%84$81$37,551,99284
Jan 9, 2009Friday33$13,110+91.2%-40%76$172$37,565,10285
Jan 10, 2009Saturday32$21,861+66.8%-16.8%76$287$37,586,96386
Jan 11, 2009Sunday32$13,575-37.9%-2.3%76$178$37,600,53887
Jan 12, 2009Monday33$5,421-60.1%-18.5%76$71$37,605,95988
Jan 13, 2009Tuesday33$6,343+17%-4.2%76$83$37,612,30289
Jan 14, 2009Wednesday33$4,468-29.6%-31.8%76$58$37,616,77090
Jan 15, 2009Thursday33$4,839+8.3%-29.4%76$63$37,621,60991
Jan 16, 2009Friday37$9,050+87%-31%58$156$37,630,65992
Jan 17, 2009Saturday36$15,820+74.8%-27.6%58$272$37,646,47993
Jan 18, 2009Sunday37$10,424-34.1%-23.2%58$179$37,656,90394
Jan 19, 2009
MLK Day
Monday41$8,109-22.2%+49.6%58$139$37,665,01295
Jan 20, 2009Tuesday34$5,932-26.8%-6.5%58$102$37,670,94496
Jan 21, 2009Wednesday34$7,109+19.8%+59.1%58$122$37,678,05397
Jan 22, 2009Thursday35$7,264+2.2%+50.1%58$125$37,685,31798
Jan 23, 2009Friday38$5,506-24.2%-39.2%39$141$37,690,82399
Jan 24, 2009Saturday38$8,662+57.3%-45.2%39$222$37,699,485100
Jan 25, 2009Sunday38$5,114-41%-50.9%39$131$37,704,599101
Jan 26, 2009Monday37$1,995-61%-75.4%39$51$37,706,594102
Jan 27, 2009Tuesday36$2,058+3.2%-65.3%39$52$37,708,652103
Jan 28, 2009Wednesday37$1,823-11.4%-74.4%39$46$37,710,475104
Jan 29, 2009Thursday38$2,451+34.4%-66.3%39$62$37,712,926105
Jan 30, 2009Friday40$3,015+23%-45.2%18$167$37,715,941106
Jan 31, 2009Saturday39$4,728+56.8%-45.4%18$262$37,720,669107
Feb 1, 2009Sunday39$2,432-48.6%-52.4%18$135$37,723,101108
Feb 2, 2009Monday38$1,121-53.9%-43.8%18$62$37,724,222109
Feb 3, 2009Tuesday39$1,418+26.5%-31.1%18$78$37,725,640110
Feb 4, 2009Wednesday38$1,238-12.7%-32.1%18$68$37,726,878111
Feb 5, 2009Thursday38$1,243+0.4%-49.3%18$69$37,728,121112