'The Notebook' Vs. 'Dear John' Vs. 'The Vow'

The Notebook

Dear John

The Vow

Release Summary

Genre Drama Romance Drama Romance War Drama Romance
DistributorNew Line (Pre-Warner) Screen Gems Screen Gems
Release DateJun 25, 2004Feb 5, 2010Feb 10, 2012
Domestic Gross $81,001,787$80,014,842$125,014,030
Production Budget$29,000,000$25,000,000$30,000,000
Running Time2 hr 3 min1 hr 48 min1 hr 44 min
MPAA RatingRated PG-13 for some sexualityRated PG-13 for some sensuality and violenceRated PG-13 for an accident scene, sexual content, partial nudity and some language

Domestic Summary

Total Gross $81,001,787$80,014,842$125,014,030
Opening Weekend $13,464,745$30,468,614$41,202,458
Opening % of Total16.6%38.1%33%
Widest Release2,3233,0623,038
Close DateNov 21, 2004Apr 29, 2010May 17, 2012
In Release196 days / 28 weeks330 days / 47 weeks326 days / 46 weeks
Weekends at #1011
Weekends in Top 10555

Worldwide Summary

Worldwide Gross$115,882,795$114,984,666$196,114,570
Foreign Gross$34,881,008$34,969,824$71,100,540
Foreign % of Worldwide30.1%30.4%36.3%
Domestic Gross$81,001,787$80,014,842$125,014,030
Domestic % of Worldwide69.9%69.6%63.7%