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An American Haunting (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,298,046Details
International Box Office $14,145,231
Worldwide Box Office $30,443,277
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,996,929 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,996,929
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
12% - Rotten
Audience
36% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$14,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 5th, 2006 (Limited) by Freestyle Releasing
Video Release: October 24th, 2006 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, released as American Haunting, An
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense terror sequences and thematic materials
Comparisons: vs. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
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Keywords: Hauntings, Based on an UNTRUE Story
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,063 $6,919 Jul 21, 2006 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,856 $19,968 Jul 14, 2006 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,756 $41,049 Jul 7, 2006 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,277 $33,852 Jun 30, 2006 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,472 $44,842 Jun 23, 2006 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,884 $48,382 Jun 16, 2006 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,174 $183,938 Jun 9, 2006 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,925 $465,696 Jun 2, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,196 $734,536 May 26, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,210 $1,478,785 May 19, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,711 $3,564,379 May 12, 2006 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,680 $5,783,508 May 5, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,616 1,680 May 5, 2006 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,542 2.89 May 5, 2006 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,755 34.6% May 5, 2006 1

Cast

Donald Sutherland    John Bell
Sissy Spacek    Lucy Bell
Rachel Hurd-Wood    Betsy Bell
James D'Arcy    Richard Powell

Nacho Takes Down the Competition

November 4th, 2006

It was a great week for new releases with three new film in the top five, including a first place finish for Nacho Libre. During the film's first week of release on DVD, it earned $7.16 million in total rentals, which put it just ahead of the second place film, The Break-Up, and its $6.93 million. More...

DVD Releases for October 24, 2006

October 23rd, 2006

It's a disastrous week for DVD releases with more than half a dozen of them that I rated as must have. I just don't know how I'm going to afford to buy them all, but I will. As for the DVD Pick of the Week, I was able to narrow that list down to three, but I wasn't able to decide on just one. They are, in no particular order: Slither - Buy from Amazon, Greg the Bunny- The Best of the Film Parodies - Buy from Amazon, and Degrassi The Next Generation - Season 4 - Buy from Amazon. And in the better late than never category, we have Her Best Move, which can be purchased directly from the official website. (If I've missed any other releases, don't hesitate to e-mail me and I'll try to correct that oversight as soon as possible.) More...

International Details - House hasn't become a Monster Hit

August 28th, 2006

Monster House climbed one spot to sixth with $4.48 million on 1498 screens in 14 markets for total of $20.33 million at the international box office. The film added two more midlevel markets but bombed in both. In the Netherlands the film missed the top ten with $89,000 on 65 screens over the weekend and $100,000 in total while it was only slightly better in Poland earning sixth place with $71,000 on 48 screens. Holdovers, on the other hand, were better than expected with the film down a mere 16% during its second weekend in the U.K. with $1.61 million on 425 screens for a total of $5.83 million. More...

Ship Sinks while Secret Agents Swim

May 15th, 2006

It was a bad week for new releases with no newcomer able to beat expectations. Even though the holdovers held up well the overall weekend box office numbers sank. In total, theatrical releases earned $100 million, which was down 9.7% from last week and more importantly 2.7% from last year. This was the first year-to-year drop-off in eight weeks, although it was relatively small. In fact, had either Poseidon or Just My Luck matched expectations, the total box office would have seen a small growth. The small decline wasn't enough to put a dent in 2006's lead over 2005, which remains at 6%. More...

Sink or Swim for a Pair of Summer Flicks

May 11th, 2006

The second weekend of summer is looking soft this year with Mission: Impossible 3 getting off to a slower than expected start last weekend and buzz surrounding Poseidon being rather weak. The good news is that both those films should top last year's winner and that should lead to another week of year-to-year growth. 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...

Movie Website Updates for April 29 - May 5

May 5th, 2006

It was not a great week when it comes to new websites with most of the really interesting updates coming in the form of new trailers. However, it was one of those sites, Casino Royale - Official Site, that was awarded the Weekly Website Award. I just hope when the site goes live in two weeks by Fanboy enthusiasm is rewarded. More...

Studios Eagerly Await Start of Summer

May 4th, 2006

This weekend is the unofficial start of the summer box office season with what should be the biggest movie of the year, at least so far. There's little doubt that Mission: Impossible 3 will be the biggest movie of the weekend, the only question is how well will it compare with other blockbusters, both this year and years past. More...

2006 Preview: May

April 30th, 2006

There are quite a few sure-fire, monster hits coming out this month, although none looks likely to come close to the box office performance of last year's May champ, Revenge of the Sith. On the other hand, this time last year, the Summer Box Office season got off to a really, really bad start so we should at see some strong year-to-year gains, at least for the first two weeks. This should help 2006 extend its lead over 2005 and push ticket sales into the black. More...

International Details - Asterix and the Big Box Office

April 23rd, 2006

The latest Asterix & Obelix movie, Asterix and the Vikings, opened in second place in native France with $3.64 million on 606 screens. The film also made $167,000 during its second weekend in Belgium for a $454,000 two week total. These films are very popular in France and other parts of Europe, but have never made the transition here. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 14 - April 20

April 20th, 2006

Another slow week and either I've lost my mojo for finding new and updated sites, or this is the calm before the storm that is the summer box office season. And speaking of Storm, the best of the bunch this week is X-Men: The Last Stand - 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
2006/05/05 3 $5,783,508   1,680 $3,443   $5,783,508 3
2006/05/12 5 $3,564,379 -38% 1,703 $2,093   $10,814,081 10
2006/05/19 8 $1,478,785 -59% 1,265 $1,169   $13,438,985 17
2006/05/26 12 $734,536 -50% 748 $982   $14,706,086 24
2006/06/02 13 $465,696 -37% 528 $882   $15,575,702 31
2006/06/09 27 $183,938 -61% 262 $702   $15,891,603 38
2006/06/16 42 $48,382 -74% 91 $532   $16,218,595 45
2006/06/23 42 $44,842 -7% 97 $462   $16,110,895 52
2006/06/30 43 $33,852 -25% 52 $651   $16,171,782 59
2006/07/07 40 $41,049 +21% 59 $696   $16,235,040 66
2006/07/14 55 $19,968 -51% 39 $512   $16,278,150 73
2006/07/21 76 $6,919 -65% 20 $346   $16,298,046 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/05/05 3 $2,000,000   1,667 $1,200   $2,000,000 1
2006/05/06 5 $2,300,000 +15% 1,667 $1,380   $4,300,000 2
2006/05/07 4 $1,500,000 -35% 1,667 $900   $5,783,508 3
2006/05/08 4 $450,000 -70% 1,667 $270   $6,234,000 4
2006/05/09 4 $390,000 -13% 1,667 $234   $6,624,000 5
2006/05/10 4 $350,000 -10% 1,667 $210   $6,974,000 6
2006/05/11 4 $365,000 +4% 1,667 $219   $7,249,702 7
2006/05/12 5 $1,200,000 +229% 1,703 $705   $8,400,000 8
2006/05/13 5 $1,500,000 +25% 1,703 $881   $9,900,000 9
2006/05/14 8 $900,000 -40% 1,703 $528   $10,814,081 10
2006/05/15 6 $310,000 -66% 1,703 $182   $11,124,000 11
2006/05/16 6 $290,000 -6% 1,703 $170   $11,414,000 12
2006/05/17 6 $240,000 -17% 1,703 $141   $11,654,000 13
2006/05/18 6 $250,000 +4% 1,703 $147   $11,960,200 14
2006/05/19 8 $520,000 +108% 1,265 $411   $12,480,000 15
2006/05/20 8 $620,000 +19% 1,265 $490   $13,100,000 16
2006/05/21 10 $340,000 -45% 1,265 $269   $13,438,985 17
2006/05/22 10 $125,000 -63% 1,265 $99   $13,564,000 18
2006/05/23 9 $120,000 -4% 1,265 $95   $13,684,000 19
2006/05/24 9 $120,000 n/c 1,265 $95   $13,804,000 20
2006/05/25 9 $145,000 +21% 1,265 $115   $13,949,000 21
2006/05/26 9 $246,840 +70% 748 $330   $14,195,840 22
2006/05/29 12 $175,032   748 $234   $14,881,118 25

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/05/05 3 $7,249,702   1,680 $4,315   $7,249,702 7
2006/05/12 7 $4,710,498 -35% 1,703 $2,766   $11,960,200 14
2006/05/19 9 $2,011,350 -57% 1,265 $1,590   $13,971,550 21
2006/05/26 12 $1,138,456 -43% 748 $1,522   $15,110,006 28
2006/06/02 16 $597,659 -48% 528 $1,132   $15,707,665 35
2006/06/09 18 $462,548 -23% 262 $1,765   $16,170,213 42
2006/06/23 47 $71,877   97 $741   $16,137,930 56
2006/06/30 48 $56,060 -22% 52 $1,078   $16,193,990 63
2006/07/07 45 $64,191 +15% 59 $1,088   $16,258,182 70
2006/07/14 57 $32,945 -49% 39 $845   $16,291,127 77
2006/07/21 88 $6,919 -79% 20 $346   $16,298,046 84

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/29/20066235,101 235,101$4,671,457$4,671,4571
11/5/20061086,634-63% 321,735$1,721,418$6,392,8742
11/12/20062653,062-39% 374,797$1,054,342$7,447,2163

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