Evelyn

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment, and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot, and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Irish courts put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that he'll get his children back after he gets a job, he learns there's another barrier. During that time, Evelyn suffers abuse, while Desmond goes to court to get his children back. A barmaid, her brother, her suitor, and a tippling footballer become Desmond's team.

Grosses

Domestic (35.9%)
$1,487,645
Summary Details
DistributorMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
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Runtime1 hr 34 min
Opening Weekend$65,344
15 theaters
GenresDrama
Widest Release137 theaters
In Release384 days/54 weeks
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Dec 13, 2002Friday23$16,437--15$1,095$16,4371
Dec 14, 2002Saturday23$29,526+79.6%-15$1,968$45,9632
Dec 15, 2002Sunday23$19,381-34.4%-15$1,292$65,3443
Dec 16, 2002Monday22$6,373-67.1%-15$424$71,7174
Dec 17, 2002Tuesday22$8,450+32.6%-15$563$80,1675
Dec 18, 2002Wednesday22$7,036-16.7%-15$469$87,2036
Dec 19, 2002Thursday24$6,830-2.9%-15$455$94,0337
Dec 20, 2002Friday25$29,695+334.8%+80.7%67$443$123,7288
Dec 21, 2002Saturday24$55,799+87.9%+89%67$832$179,5279
Dec 22, 2002Sunday24$44,560-20.1%+129.9%67$665$224,08710
Dec 23, 2002Monday23$23,356-47.6%+266.5%67$348$247,44311
Dec 24, 2002Tuesday23$23,621+1.1%+179.5%67$352$271,06412
Dec 25, 2002
Christmas Day
Wednesday22$48,000+103.2%+582.2%136$352$319,06413
Dec 26, 2002Thursday22$61,509+28.1%+800.6%136$452$380,57314
Dec 27, 2002Friday24$77,006+25.2%+159.3%137$562$457,57915
Dec 28, 2002Saturday24$96,209+24.9%+72.4%137$702$553,78816
Dec 29, 2002Sunday24$76,887-20.1%+72.5%137$561$630,67517
Dec 30, 2002Monday25$53,188-30.8%+127.7%137$388$683,86318
Dec 31, 2002
New Year's Eve
Tuesday22$65,042+22.3%+175.4%137$474$748,90519
Jan 1, 2003
New Year's Day
Wednesday25$92,025+41.5%+91.7%137$671$840,93020
Jan 2, 2003Thursday27$51,281-44.3%-16.6%137$374$892,21121
Jan 3, 2003Friday24$42,013-18.1%-45.4%125$336$934,22422
Jan 4, 2003Saturday24$70,366+67.5%-26.9%125$562$1,004,59023
Jan 5, 2003Sunday26$38,889-44.7%-49.4%125$311$1,043,47924
Jan 6, 2003Monday28$13,120-66.3%-75.3%125$104$1,056,59925
Jan 7, 2003Tuesday28$14,556+10.9%-77.6%125$116$1,071,15526
Jan 8, 2003Wednesday28$15,812+8.6%-82.8%125$126$1,086,96727
Jan 9, 2003Thursday27$15,911+0.6%-69%125$127$1,102,87828
Jan 10, 2003Friday27$26,543+66.8%-36.8%107$248$1,129,42129
Jan 11, 2003Saturday27$43,341+63.3%-38.4%107$405$1,172,76230
Jan 12, 2003Sunday27$26,305-39.3%-32.4%107$245$1,199,06731
Jan 13, 2003Monday27$10,016-61.9%-23.7%107$93$1,209,08332
Jan 14, 2003Tuesday27$13,040+30.2%-10.4%107$121$1,222,12333
Jan 15, 2003Wednesday27$11,664-10.6%-26.2%107$109$1,233,78734
Jan 16, 2003Thursday27$11,987+2.8%-24.7%107$112$1,245,77435
Jan 17, 2003Friday30$11,536-3.8%-56.5%63$183$1,257,31036
Jan 18, 2003Saturday33$18,299+58.6%-57.8%63$290$1,275,60937
Jan 19, 2003Sunday32$10,196-44.3%-61.2%63$161$1,285,80538
Jan 20, 2003
MLK Day
Monday32$10,826+6.2%+8.1%63$171$1,296,63139
Jan 21, 2003Tuesday33$3,407-68.5%-73.9%63$54$1,300,03840
Jan 22, 2003Wednesday31$3,435+0.8%-70.6%63$54$1,303,47341
Jan 23, 2003Thursday31$4,742+38%-60.4%63$75$1,308,21542
Jan 24, 2003Friday31$10,657+124.7%-7.6%49$217$1,318,87243
Jan 25, 2003Saturday32$15,352+44.1%-16.1%49$313$1,334,22444
Jan 26, 2003Sunday30$6,927-54.9%-32.1%49$141$1,341,15145
Jan 27, 2003Monday31$3,028-56.3%-72%49$61$1,344,17946
Jan 28, 2003Tuesday31$3,588+18.5%+5.3%49$73$1,347,76747
Jan 29, 2003Wednesday31$3,254-9.3%-5.3%49$66$1,351,02148
Jan 30, 2003Thursday29$4,472+37.4%-5.7%49$91$1,355,49349
Jan 31, 2003Friday37$3,562-20.3%-66.6%21$169$1,359,05550
Feb 1, 2003Saturday36$5,933+66.6%-61.4%21$282$1,364,98851
Feb 2, 2003Sunday35$3,355-43.5%-51.6%21$159$1,368,34352
Feb 3, 2003Monday35$2,212-34.1%-26.9%21$105$1,370,55553
Feb 4, 2003Tuesday35$1,995-9.8%-44.4%21$95$1,372,55054
Feb 5, 2003Wednesday35$2,827+41.7%-13.1%21$134$1,375,37755
Feb 6, 2003Thursday36$1,654-41.5%-63%21$78$1,377,03156
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