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Alexander (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,297,191Details
International Box Office $133,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $167,297,191
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
16% - Rotten
Audience
34% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$155,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 24th, 2004 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: August 2nd, 2005 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for violence and some sexuality/nudity
Running Time: 175 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Revenant
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Intermedia Film, Moritz Borman, IMF
Production Countries: France,
Netherlands,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,447 $14,100 Jan 28, 2005 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,275 $33,885 Jan 21, 2005 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,820 $91,463 Jan 14, 2005 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,977 $42,775 Jan 7, 2005 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,393 $47,387 Dec 31, 2004 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,031 $41,134 Dec 24, 2004 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,778 $374,890 Dec 17, 2004 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,208 $1,479,348 Dec 10, 2004 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,227 $4,756,445 Dec 3, 2004 12
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 255 $13,687,087 Nov 26, 2004 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,304 $13,687,087 Nov 26, 2004 5
Widest Opening Weekend 1,649 2,445 Nov 26, 2004 5
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,454 $5,116,510 Nov 27, 2004 4
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,586 $5,550,776 Nov 26, 2004 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 613 $5,550,776 Nov 26, 2004 3
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 542 40.6% Nov 26, 2004 3

Cast

   Alexander the Great
   Olympias
   Philip
Christopher Plummer    Aristotle
Jared Leto    Hephaestion
Rosario Dawson    Roxanne
   Ptolemy
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers    Cassander
Brian Blessed    Wrestling Trainer
Tim Pigott-Smith    Omen Reader
Connor Paolo    Young Alexander
Gary Stretch    Cleitus
John Kovanagh    Parmention
Nick Dunning    Attalus
Marie Meyer    Eurydice
Elliot Cowan    Ptolemy
Joseph Morgan    Philotas
Ian Beattie    Antigonous
Denis Conway    Nearchus
Neil Jackson    Perdiccas
Rory McCann    Crateros
Raz Degan    Darius
Annelise Hesme    Stateira
Feodor Atkine    Roxane's Father
Toby Kebbell    Pausanius

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Oliver Stone
Screenwriter    Christopher Kyle
Screenwriter    Laeta Kalogridis
Producer    Thomas Schuhly
Producer    Jon Kilik
Producer    Iain Smith
Producer    Moritz Borman
Executive Producer    Paul Rassam
Executive Producer    Matthias Deyle
Co-Executive Producer    Gianni Nunnari
Co-Executive Producer    Fernando Sulichin
Cinematographer    Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematographer    Tom Nordberg
Editor    Tom Nordberg
Editor    Yann Herve
Editor    Alex Marquez
Composer    Vangelis
Music Supervisor    Budd Carr
Production Designer    Jan Roelfs
Supervising Art Director    Jonathan McKinstry
Senior Art Director    Desmond Crowe
Art Director    James Lewis
Art Director    Stuart Rose
Art Director    Stephane Cressend
Art Director    Lek Chunsutiwat
Set Decorator    Jim Erickson
Costume Designer    Jenny Beavan
Sound    Jean-Paul Mugel
Supervising Sound Editor    Jean Goudier
Supervising Sound Editor    Wylie Stateman
Supervising re-recording mixer    Vincent Arnardi
Supervising re-recording mixer    Paul Massey
Visual Effects Supervisor    John Scheele
Associate Producer    Rob Wilson
Assistant Director    Simon Warnock
Second Unit Director    Dale Dye
Second Unit Camera    Jonathan Taylor
Stunt Coordinator    Gary Powell
Casting    Lucinda Syson

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August 20th, 2005

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August 13th, 2005

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August 1st, 2005

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March 20th, 2005

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March 13th, 2005

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The Aviator Soars Higher than Before

March 6th, 2005

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Twelve Tops the Best of the Rest

February 27th, 2005

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February 20th, 2005

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Fockers are Fabulous

February 9th, 2005

A higher than expected opening in Spain and a lower than expected decline in the U.K. allowed Meet the Fockers to retain top spot on the international charts. The film opened first in a handful of markets, including a $4.7 million opening in Spain on 356 screens, $377,000 in Denmark, $352,000 in Taiwan and $275,000 in Israel. Its most prolific market continues to be the U.K. where the film brought in $8.5 million during its second weekend there; that's a 42% drop-off, which is a little high for the market, but not as high as expected given its huge start last weekend. That one market represented more than half of its weekend total of $16.3 million on 1700 screens in 28 markets for a running tally of $82.9 million. More...

Fockers Flatten Competition

February 2nd, 2005

Meet the Fockers open in the U.K. over the weekend with an astounding $14.8 million on 456, which is more than four times the original's earnings there in 2000. That figure was also more than 8 times the second place film , and more than half the market's total box office. Add in a handful of openings in other, mostly smaller markets and the film brought in $19.2 million on 1,700 screens in 15 markets for a $58.8 million total so far. More...

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January 26th, 2005

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January 19th, 2005

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January 12th, 2005

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December 29th, 2004

Ocean's Twelve opening in another two markets, (Mexico and Belgium) helped the heist film finish first on the international charts with $22.6 million on 5,183 screens in 46 markets. The film opened well in Belgium where it easily took first place with $1.2 million on just 75 screens. That's up nearly 40% compared to the the original, but down nearly 10% in Euros. In Mexico the film could only manage $1.8 million on 550 screens for a rather limp per screen average. However, in most markets the film is not holding up as well as the studio would have liked. For instance, in Germany the film dropped by more than 50%, in France the decline was 44%. The only exception appears to be Italy where holidays and a serious boost to screen count helped the film climb 33% to $2.9 million over the weekend. More...

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December 15th, 2004

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December 8th, 2004

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December 1st, 2004

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November 29th, 2004

It was the leftovers that ruled Thanksgiving weekend as neither of the new films could meet expectations. That helped the some of the holdovers excel, but not enough for any big gains over the weekend. Comparing the 3-day weekend we see gains of just 7.0% from last weekend and 0.25% from last year. Over the 5-day weekend, this year was up a mere 0.55% from last year. Year to date, 2004 know sits at $8.277 billion at the box office, up approximately 2.4% from the same point in 2003. More...

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November 24th, 2004

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/11/26 6 $13,687,087   2,445 $5,598   $21,837,517 5
2004/12/03 7 $4,756,445 -65% 2,445 $1,945   $29,687,331 12
2004/12/10 10 $1,479,348 -69% 2,125 $696   $32,594,911 19
2004/12/17 19 $374,890 -75% 622 $603   $33,649,513 26
2004/12/24 37 $41,134 -89% 232 $177   $33,894,584 33
2004/12/31 44 $47,387 +15% 232 $204   $34,000,304 40
2005/01/07 47 $42,775 -10% 73 $586   $34,072,020 47
2005/01/14 37 $91,463 +114% 223 $410   $34,184,597 54
2005/01/21 47 $33,885 -63% 102 $332   $34,264,081 61
2005/01/28 63 $14,100 -58% 39 $362   $34,293,771 68

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/11/24 3 $3,995,000   2,445 $1,634   $3,995,000 1
2004/11/25 4 $4,155,000 +4% 2,445 $1,699   $8,150,430 2
2004/11/26 6 $5,550,776 +34% 2,445 $2,270   $13,701,206 3
2004/11/27 6 $5,116,510 -8% 2,445 $2,093   $18,817,716 4
2004/11/28 6 $3,019,801 -41% 2,445 $1,235   $21,837,517 5
2004/11/29 3 $891,000 -70% 2,445 $364   $22,729,000 6
2004/11/30 3 $849,000 -5% 2,445 $347   $23,578,000 7
2004/12/01 3 $691,000 -19% 2,445 $283   $24,270,000 8
2004/12/02 4 $661,000 -4% 2,445 $270   $24,930,886 9
2004/12/03 7 $1,400,000 +112% 2,445 $573   $26,300,000 10
2004/12/04 7 $1,978,698 +41% 2,445 $809   $28,362,897 11
2004/12/05 7 $1,324,434 -33% 2,445 $542   $29,687,331 12
2004/12/06 6 $406,000 -69% 2,445 $166   $30,094,000 13
2004/12/07 6 $429,000 +6% 2,445 $175   $30,523,000 14
2004/12/08 7 $303,000 -29% 2,445 $124   $30,826,000 15
2004/12/09 7 $289,000 -5% 2,445 $118   $31,116,000 16
2004/12/10 9 $500,000 +73% 2,125 $235   $31,600,000 17
2004/12/11 10 $628,325 +26% 2,125 $296   $32,163,385 18
2004/12/12 10 $431,526 -31% 2,125 $203   $32,594,911 19
2004/12/13 10 $157,000 -64% 2,125 $74   $32,752,000 20
2005/01/17 38 $16,410   223 $74   $34,201,007 55

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/11/26 6 $16,780,456   2,445 $6,863   $24,930,886 9
2004/12/03 7 $6,184,677 -63% 2,445 $2,530   $31,115,563 16
2004/12/10 10 $2,159,060 -65% 2,125 $1,016   $33,274,623 23
2004/12/17 19 $578,827 -73% 622 $931   $33,853,450 30
2004/12/24 38 $99,467 -83% 232 $429   $33,952,917 37
2004/12/31 42 $76,328 -23% 232 $329   $34,029,245 44
2005/01/07 47 $63,889 -16% 73 $875   $34,093,134 51
2005/01/14 38 $137,062 +115% 223 $615   $34,230,196 58
2005/01/21 48 $49,475 -64% 102 $485   $34,279,671 65
2005/01/28 65 $17,520 -65% 39 $449   $34,297,191 72

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