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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $18,848,430Details
International Box Office $110,994
Worldwide Box Office $18,959,424
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $25,846,100 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $25,846,100
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$8,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 28th, 2006 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: August 29th, 2006 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some language.
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Keywords: Inspirational Teacher, Child Prodigy
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,984 $49,516 Jul 14, 2006 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,995 $72,595 Jul 7, 2006 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,375 $66,827 Jun 30, 2006 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,296 $33,232 Jun 23, 2006 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,301 $54,230 Jun 16, 2006 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,461 $209,226 Jun 9, 2006 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,323 $438,052 Jun 2, 2006 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,622 $653,433 May 26, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,932 $1,006,653 May 19, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,609 $2,403,420 May 12, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,803 $3,369,630 May 5, 2006 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,620 $6,011,585 Apr 28, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,948 2,195 Apr 28, 2006 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 649 3.55 Apr 28, 2006 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 751 28.2% Apr 28, 2006 1

Cast

   Akeelah Anderson
Laurence Fishburne    Dr. Joshua Larabee
Angela Bassett    Tanya
Curtis Armstrong    Mr. Welch

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Aaron Zigman

Sentinel Secures Top Spot on Home Market

September 9th, 2006

A ton of new releases to chart this week led by The Sentinel with $8.34 million. That's a reasonable start compared to its theatrical total, but weak given its production budget. More...

DVD Releases for August 29, 2006

August 28th, 2006

A busy week with nearly 50 films making the list. Of those, there are more than half-a-dozen that are easily worth picking up and with several being contenders for DVD Pick of the Week. I was able to narrow it down to two, Arrested Development - Season 3 - Buy from Amazon and The Tick Vs. Season One - Buy from Amazon, with a couple of honorable mentions, Duck Season - Buy from Amazon and Friends with Money - Buy from Amazon. More...

Mission: Implodes

May 8th, 2006

The unofficial start of summer was a disappointment, with the number one film missing expectations by nearly $20 million. However, the overall numbers were still very positive with the box office bringing in a total of $110 million. That's 7.8% higher than last weekend and 26.5% higher than the same weekend last year. Even better are the year-to-date numbers, which now stand 6% higher than last year. There is some bad news ahead as next week looks weaker and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and its $100 million weekend will hurt year-to-year comparisons the week after that. More...

R.V. Sticks it to Competition

May 1st, 2006

The last weekend in April is generally not a good time to open a new movie since the first weekend in May is the unofficial start of the Summer Blockbuster season. Movies that open now generally only get one weekend of release before being crushed by the competition. Because of this, studios tend to dump films that have lowered expectations during this weekend. So there's little surprise that the total box office was down 6.6% from last week to $102 million. But more importantly, that represents a 12.6% increase from the same weekend last year despite the fact that last year's number one film earned nearly $5 million more than this year's number one film did. This surge had helped the year-to-date figure grow to $2.603 billion, up 4.7% over last year's pace. This is significant because it puts ticket sales on the rise as well as total box office. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 21 - April 28

April 28th, 2006

The first of the new Friday edition Weekly Website Review column is here, but not without a hitch. We had a bit of a power outage early in the day so I did what any modern man would do when faced with the prospects of going without the Internet for an undetermined amount of time, I took a nap. Fortunately, I was mostly done before the power went out so there was no real affect on this week's list, but I am starting to this that this column is cursed. As for the list, its pretty average with the best of the bunch being A Scanner Darkly - Official Site. More...

Getting a Head Start on Vacation

April 27th, 2006

It's a busy week for wide releases with four such films coming out, although none of them look like breakout hits. In fact, only one of the films is opening in significantly more than 2,000 theatres. Continuing the overriding trend of the year, the film that is earning the worst reviews of the weekend should also top the charts. More...

Silencing the Critics

April 21st, 2006

A trio of new films tackle Scary Movie 4 this weekend, looking to become the next box office champ. None of the films are winning over the critics, and one of them was not even screened, but that isn't necessarily the huge warning sign that it usually signifies. More...

Silencing the Critics

April 21st, 2006

A trio of new films tackle Scary Movie 4 looking to become the next box office champ. None of the films are winning over the critics with one of them not even being screened, but that doesn't seem to be the huge warning sign that it usually signifies. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 7 - April 13

April 13th, 2006

Back to normal levels of traffic on this list, but like last week there's not an over abundance of huge sites on this week's list. I hope that changes soon as the summer box office season is just around the corner. The best of the bunch this week is Hard Candy - Official Site, which has been slowly growing for months. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 31 - April 6

April 6th, 2006

It's a much busier week this week including several sites that I found through e-mails. Thanks for the tips. (On a side note, if you sent me an e-mail regarding a movie site and I forgot it, please send it again. It was a big list this week and I'm almost positive one or two sites slipped between the cracks.) Unfortunately, while there are plenty of sites on this week's list, there's not a lot of top notch ones. The movie on this list that made me the most excited was The Simpsons Movie, and that one doesn't even have an official movie site, just the teaser trailer. More...

2006 Preview: April

April 1st, 2006

March wasn't as strong as expected and April doesn't seem to have what it takes to turn things around. IMDb has a poll they run every month on what film you are looking forward to the most. This time the number one film is Silent Hill was in first with 16.5% of the vote. Number two went to 'Other' at 13.0% of the vote. This is a really, really bad sign. With no advanced buzz, many films will have a hard time attracting an audience, which not only means less people are seeing the movies, but also less people are seeing the trailers for the big summer releases, which means less buzz about the summer releases... On the other hand, there are several limited releases that look promising including Friends with Money, Hard Candy, The Notorious Bettie Page, and Kinky Boots. Unfortunately, all but the first are being released on April 14th. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 17 - March 23

March 23rd, 2006

This week's list is shorter than expected, but at least there's a site that clearly deserves to be the winner of the Weekly Website award: The Inside Man - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 13 - January 19

January 19th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It's busier on this week's list than it has in a while, but there was only one site that was in contention to win the award, Underworld: Evolution - Official Site. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/04/28 8 $6,011,585   2,195 $2,739   $6,011,585 3
2006/05/05 9 $3,369,630 -44% 2,195 $1,535   $10,632,413 10
2006/05/12 9 $2,403,420 -29% 1,176 $2,044   $14,008,069 17
2006/05/19 10 $1,006,653 -58% 751 $1,340   $15,728,889 24
2006/05/26 13 $653,433 -35% 487 $1,342   $16,871,296 31
2006/06/02 14 $438,052 -33% 405 $1,082   $17,799,322 38
2006/06/09 22 $209,226 -52% 266 $787   $18,205,122 45
2006/06/16 39 $54,230 -74% 106 $512   $18,385,773 52
2006/06/23 51 $33,232 -39% 71 $468   $18,459,730 59
2006/06/30 32 $66,827 +101% 160 $418   $18,548,251 66
2006/07/07 32 $72,595 +9% 152 $478   $18,699,268 73
2006/07/14 41 $49,516 -32% 90 $550   $18,811,135 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/04/28 8 $1,692,744   2,195 $771   $1,692,744 1
2006/04/29 8 $2,668,413 +58% 2,195 $1,216   $4,361,157 2
2006/04/30 8 $1,650,428 -38% 2,195 $752   $6,011,585 3
2006/05/01 8 $323,079 -80% 2,195 $147   $6,334,664 4
2006/05/02 8 $316,188 -2% 2,195 $144   $6,650,852 5
2006/05/03 8 $302,977 -4% 2,195 $138   $6,953,829 6
2006/05/04 8 $308,954 +2% 2,195 $141   $7,262,783 7
2006/05/05 10 $884,120 +186% 2,195 $403   $8,146,903 8
2006/05/06 9 $1,531,793 +73% 2,195 $698   $9,678,696 9
2006/05/07 9 $953,717 -38% 2,195 $434   $10,632,413 10
2006/05/08 9 $219,847 -77% 2,195 $100   $10,852,260 11
2006/05/09 9 $237,122 +8% 2,195 $108   $11,089,382 12
2006/05/10 8 $244,634 +3% 2,195 $111   $11,334,016 13
2006/05/11 7 $270,633 +11% 2,195 $123   $11,604,649 14
2006/05/12 12 $548,740 +103% 2,195 $250   $12,153,389 15
2006/05/13 10 $919,422 +68% 1,176 $782   $13,072,811 16
2006/05/14 7 $935,258 +2% 1,176 $795   $14,008,069 17
2006/05/18 8 $197,600   1,176 $168   $14,722,236 21
2006/05/19 11 $271,675 +37% 1,176 $231   $14,993,911 22
2006/05/20 10 $435,127 +60% 751 $579   $15,429,038 23
2006/05/21 11 $299,851 -31% 751 $399   $15,728,889 24
2006/05/29 9 $249,054   487 $511   $17,120,350 32
2006/05/30 9 $76,303 -69% 487 $157   $17,196,653 33
2006/05/31 9 $79,800 +5% 487 $164   $17,276,453 34
2006/06/01 10 $84,817 +6% 487 $174   $17,361,270 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/04/28 8 $7,262,783   2,195 $3,309   $7,262,783 7
2006/05/05 9 $4,341,866 -40% 2,195 $1,978   $11,604,649 14
2006/05/12 10 $3,117,587 -28% 1,176 $2,651   $14,722,236 21
2006/05/19 11 $1,495,627 -52% 751 $1,992   $16,217,863 28
2006/05/26 11 $1,143,407 -24% 487 $2,348   $17,361,270 35
2006/06/02 14 $634,626 -44% 405 $1,567   $17,995,896 42
2006/06/09 23 $335,647 -47% 266 $1,262   $18,331,543 49
2006/06/16 39 $94,955 -72% 106 $896   $18,426,498 56
2006/06/23 53 $54,926 -42% 71 $774   $18,481,424 63
2006/06/30 32 $145,249 +164% 160 $908   $18,626,673 70
2006/07/07 30 $134,946 -7% 152 $888   $18,761,619 77
2006/07/14 40 $86,811 -36% 90 $965   $18,848,430 84

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/3/20064317,942 317,942$5,391,947$5,391,9471
9/10/20066205,893-35% 523,835$3,473,415$8,865,3612
9/17/20061384,292-59% 608,127$1,502,926$10,368,2883
9/24/20062573,328-13% 681,455$1,406,255$11,774,5434
10/1/20062039,603-46% 721,058$762,964$12,537,5075
10/8/20062341,933+6% 762,991$808,280$13,345,7866
10/15/20062845,563+9% 808,554$877,972$14,223,7587
10/22/20063050,835+12% 859,389$983,068$15,206,8258

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