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The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $39,177,684Details
International Box Office $30,248,282
Worldwide Box Office $69,425,966
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
20% - Rotten
Audience
31% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 10th, 2005 (Wide) by Miramax/Dimension
Video Release: September 20th, 2005 by Dimension Home, released as Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, The
MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and some rude humor
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Visual Effects, 3-D, Voiceover/Narration, Bullies, Same Actor, Multiple Roles
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Dimension Films, Columbia Pictures, Troublemaker Studios
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,349 $2,387 Oct 14, 2005 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,456 $4,370 Oct 7, 2005 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,552 $6,959 Sep 30, 2005 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,660 $11,190 Sep 23, 2005 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,718 $18,073 Sep 16, 2005 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,937 $19,519 Sep 9, 2005 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,988 $29,861 Sep 2, 2005 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,893 $56,968 Aug 26, 2005 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,617 $116,409 Aug 19, 2005 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,606 $161,077 Aug 12, 2005 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,826 $172,788 Aug 5, 2005 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,202 $60,485 Jul 29, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,892 $136,806 Jul 22, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,620 $328,552 Jul 15, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,336 $902,712 Jul 8, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,365 $1,650,457 Jul 1, 2005 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,014 $3,496,044 Jun 24, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,665 $6,692,907 Jun 17, 2005 10
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 363 $12,582,088 Jun 10, 2005 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,438 $12,582,088 Jun 10, 2005 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,316 2,655 Jun 10, 2005 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,547 3.23 Jun 10, 2005 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,760 31.0% Jun 10, 2005 1

Cast

   Shark Boy
   Lava Girl
Cayden Boyd    Max
David Arquette    Dad
Kristin Davis    Mom
George Lopez    Mr. Electric/Tobor/Ice Guardian/Mr Electricdad
Jacob Davich    Linus/Minus
Sasha Pieterse    Marissa/Ice Princess
Rico Torres    Sharkboy's Dad
Marc Musso    Classroom Kid
Shane Graham    Classroom Kid
Tiger Darrow    Classroom Kid
Rocket Rodriguez    Lug
Racer Rodriguez    Sharkboy Age 7
Rebel Rodriguez    Sharkboy Age 5

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Robert Rodriguez
Producer    Elizabeth Avellan
Screenwriter    Robert Rodriguez
Screenwriter    Marcel Rodriguez
Story by    Racer Rodriguez
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Director of Photography    Robert Rodriguez
Editor    Robert Rodriguez
Composer    Graeme Revell
Composer    John Debney
Composer    Robert Rodriguez
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Line Producer    Bill Scott
Assistant Director    Brian Bettwy
Unit Production Manager    Bill Scott
Art Director    Jeanette Scott
Art Director    Steve Joyner
Set Decorator    Jeanette Scott
Set Decorator    David Hack
Costume Designer    Nina Proctor
Costume Supervisor    Nina Proctor
Associate Editor    Ethan Maniquis
Sound Mixer    Ed Novick
Re-recording Mixer    Sergio Reyes
Re-recording Mixer    Robert Rodriguez
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Rakoczy
Supervising Sound Effects Editor    William Jacobs
Sound Effects Editor    Craig Henighan
Sound Effects Editor    Paula Fairfield
Sound Effects Editor    Carla Murray
Sound Effects Editor    Angelo Palazzo
Dialogue Editor    Charles Ewing Smith
Dialogue Editor    Bruce Nyznik
Music Editor    Tim Rakoczy
Make up    Ermahn Ospina
Special Make-up Effects    Howard Berger
Special Make-up Effects    Gregory Nicotero
Additional Music    George Oldziey
Additional Music    Carl Thiel
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Dashnaw

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October 2nd, 2005

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October 1st, 2005

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September 25th, 2005

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September 11th, 2005

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September 4th, 2005

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August 21st, 2005

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/06/10 5 $12,582,088   2,655 $4,739   $12,582,088 3
2005/06/17 6 $6,692,907 -47% 2,655 $2,521   $24,015,408 10
2005/06/24 9 $3,496,044 -48% 2,352 $1,486   $30,539,862 17
2005/07/01 12 $1,650,457 -53% 1,616 $1,021   $34,452,433 24
2005/07/08 15 $902,712 -45% 1,075 $840   $36,766,260 31
2005/07/15 20 $328,552 -64% 657 $500   $37,717,364 38
2005/07/22 30 $136,806 -58% 300 $456   $38,075,914 45
2005/07/29 39 $60,485 -56% 192 $315   $38,229,893 52
2005/08/05 30 $172,788 +186% 282 $613   $38,449,955 59
2005/08/12 32 $161,077 -7% 252 $639   $38,741,551 66
2005/08/19 38 $116,409 -28% 229 $508   $38,943,250 73
2005/08/26 48 $56,968 -51% 176 $324   $39,041,112 80
2005/09/02 58 $29,861 -48% 97 $308   $39,087,822 87
2005/09/09 60 $19,519 -35% 64 $305   $39,122,485 94
2005/09/16 68 $18,073 -7% 38 $476   $39,144,467 101
2005/09/23 75 $11,190 -38% 26 $430   $39,158,136 108
2005/09/30 87 $6,959 -38% 18 $387   $39,166,861 115
2005/10/07 92 $4,370 -37% 12 $364   $39,173,451 122
2005/10/14 105 $2,387 -45% 35 $68   $39,177,541 129

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/06/10 5 $3,900,000   2,655 $1,469   $3,900,000 1
2005/06/11 5 $4,900,000 +26% 2,655 $1,846   $8,800,000 2
2005/06/12 4 $3,700,000 -24% 2,655 $1,394   $12,582,088 3
2005/06/13 5 $1,210,000 -67% 2,655 $456   $13,792,000 4
2005/06/14 5 $1,145,000 -5% 2,655 $431   $14,937,000 5
2005/06/15 6 $1,200,000 +5% 2,655 $452   $16,137,000 6
2005/06/16 6 $1,185,000 -1% 2,655 $446   $17,322,501 7
2005/06/17 7 $2,000,000 +69% 2,655 $753   $19,300,000 8
2005/06/18 6 $2,700,000 +35% 2,655 $1,017   $22,000,000 9
2005/06/19 6 $2,000,000 -26% 2,655 $753   $24,015,408 10
2005/06/20 6 $805,000 -60% 2,655 $303   $24,820,000 11
2005/06/21 6 $805,000 n/c 2,655 $303   $25,625,000 12
2005/06/22 7 $800,000 -1% 2,655 $301   $26,425,000 13
2005/06/23 7 $705,000 -12% 2,655 $266   $27,043,818 14
2005/06/24 9 $1,000,000 +42% 2,352 $425   $28,000,000 15
2005/06/25 10 $1,400,000 +40% 2,352 $595   $29,400,000 16
2005/06/26 9 $1,100,000 -21% 2,352 $468   $30,539,862 17
2005/06/27 9 $565,000 -49% 2,352 $240   $31,105,000 18
2005/06/28 9 $625,000 +11% 2,352 $266   $31,730,000 19
2005/06/29 10 $555,000 -11% 2,352 $236   $32,285,000 20
2005/06/30 10 $555,000 n/c 2,352 $236   $32,840,000 21
2005/07/04 12 $405,311   1,616 $251   $34,857,744 25
2005/09/05 47 $11,163   97 $115   $39,098,985 88
2005/10/10 68 $1,203   12 $100   $39,174,654 123

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/06/10 6 $17,322,501   2,655 $6,524   $17,322,501 7
2005/06/17 6 $9,721,317 -44% 2,655 $3,662   $27,043,818 14
2005/06/24 9 $5,758,158 -41% 2,352 $2,448   $32,801,976 21
2005/07/01 12 $3,061,572 -47% 1,616 $1,895   $35,863,548 28
2005/07/08 14 $1,525,264 -50% 1,075 $1,419   $37,388,812 35
2005/07/15 18 $550,296 -64% 657 $838   $37,939,108 42
2005/07/22 30 $230,300 -58% 300 $768   $38,169,408 49
2005/07/29 36 $107,759 -53% 192 $561   $38,277,167 56
2005/08/05 28 $303,307 +181% 282 $1,076   $38,580,474 63
2005/08/12 34 $246,367 -19% 252 $978   $38,826,841 70
2005/08/19 41 $157,303 -36% 229 $687   $38,984,144 77
2005/08/26 48 $73,817 -53% 176 $419   $39,057,961 84
2005/09/02 56 $45,005 -39% 97 $464   $39,102,966 91
2005/09/09 64 $23,428 -48% 64 $366   $39,126,394 98
2005/09/16 78 $20,552 -12% 38 $541   $39,146,946 105
2005/09/23 82 $12,956 -37% 26 $498   $39,159,902 112
2005/09/30 86 $9,179 -29% 18 $510   $39,169,081 119
2005/10/07 93 $6,073 -34% 12 $506   $39,175,154 126

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