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The Amityville Horror (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $65,233,369Details
International Box Office $43,942,304
Worldwide Box Office $109,175,673
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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
23% - Rotten
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,500,000
Domestic Releases: April 15th, 2005 (Wide) by Filmways Pictures
Video Release: October 4th, 2005 by MGM Video, released as Amityville Horror, The (2005)
MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and drug use.
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Hauntings, Based on an UNTRUE Story
Source:Remake
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Dimension Films, Michael Bay, Platinum Dunes, Radar Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,736 $160,000 May 27, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,916 $702,477 May 20, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,677 $1,624,161 May 13, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,411 $3,347,651 May 6, 2005 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 799 $7,862,157 Apr 29, 2005 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 740 $52,981,279 Apr 29, 2005 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 647 $13,707,999 Apr 22, 2005 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,178 $5,610,747 Apr 17, 2005 3
Biggest April Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 48 $23,507,007 Apr 15, 2005 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 660 $23,507,007 Apr 15, 2005 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,025 $23,507,007 Apr 15, 2005 3
Widest Opening Weekend 445 3,323 Apr 15, 2005 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,058 $8,793,084 Apr 16, 2005 2
Biggest April Day at the Domestic Box Office 116 $9,100,000 Apr 15, 2005 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 752 $9,100,000 Apr 15, 2005 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,874 2.58 Apr 15, 2005 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,131 38.7% Apr 15, 2005 1

Cast

   George Lutz
Melissa George    Kathy Lutz
Jesse James    Billy Lutz
Jimmy Bennett    Michael Lutz
Chloë Grace Moretz    Chelsea Lutz
Rachel Nichols    Lisa
Philip Baker Hall    Father Callaway
Isabel Conner    Jodie Defeo
Brendan Donaldson    Ronald Defeo

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Scott Kosar
Based on the book by    Jay Anson
Screenwriter    Sandor Stern
Producer    Michael Bay
Producer    Andrew Form
Producer    Brad Fuller
Executive Producer    Ted Field
Executive Producer    David Crockett
Co-Executive Producer    Steven Whitney
Co-Executive Producer    Paul Mason
Co-Executive Producer    Randall Emmett
Co-Executive Producer    George Furla
Cinematographer    Peter Lyons Collister
Editor    Christian Wagner
Editor    Roger Barton
Composer    Steve Jablonsky
Production Designer    Jennifer Williams
Art Director    Marco Rubeo
Set Decorator    Daniel B. Clancy
Set Designer    Kevin Cross
Set Decorator    Stephanie Gilliam
Set Designer    Kerry Sanders
Costume Designer    David Robinson
Sound Mixer    Jim Stuebe
Supervising Sound Editor    Kelly Oxford
Supervising Sound Editor    Alan Rankin
Re-recording Mixer    Jon Taylor
Re-recording Mixer    Brad Sherman
Special Make-up Effects    Gregory Nicotero
Special Make-up Effects    Howard Berger
Stunt Coordinator    Kurt Bryant
Stunt Coordinator    Rick Lefevour
Stunt Coordinator    Mark Harper
Associate Producer    Matthew Cohan
Associate Producer    Stefan Sonnenfeld
Assistant Director    Craig Pinckes
Casting Director    Lisa Fields
Visual Effects Supervisor    Roger Guyett

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November 20th, 2005

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November 13th, 2005

Chicken Little started its international run with day-and-date debuts in 9 markets earning $5.54 million on 900 screens, just missing the top five in the process. Its best market was kid-friendly Mexico with $3.1 million on 600 screens, which is about on par with its opening domestically. On the other hand, the film broke records in Malaysia with $477,000 on 40 screens. Other results include a first place debuts in Russia with $1.1 million on 197 screens and in Taiwan with $463,000 on 18 screens, (including previews). More...

Kingdom's Start far from Heavenly

October 22nd, 2005

Kingdom of Heaven was able to capture top spot on the home market rental numbers with $7.24 million in DVD rentals and $540,000 in VHS rentals for a combined total of $7.78 million. However, while these numbers were enough for the film to finish in first place, it was still not a great start, especially when taking into account the film's massive production budget. More...

Amityville Scares Slump Into Submission

October 15th, 2005

The Amityville Horror won the race for top spot on the rental charts with $8.78 million in DVD rentals and $520,000 in VHS rentals for a combined total of $9.30 million. This result, plus the rest of the competition, helped pull the rental market out of its extended slump. More...

DVD Releases for October 4, 2005 - Part 1

October 3rd, 2005

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Mafia Rubs Out Competition

September 18th, 2005

Marrying the Mafia 2 is the latest local film to lead the South Korean box office as it opened with $5.555 million on 449 screens, $7.515 million including Thursday. Not only was that easily enough for first place in its home market, but also put the film in third place on the overall international box office charts. More...

U.K. is Virgin Territory

September 11th, 2005

The 40-Year Old Virgin topped the U.K. marked with an impressive $3.26 million on 394 screens in the U.K., but this is probably not indicative of its potential in other international markets. The film should do well in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, but will likely struggle in non-English speaking markets. (Germany may be an exception.) More...

War Ends World Tour with a Blast

September 4th, 2005

War of the Worlds opened in its last international market over the weekend making $3.0 million on 583 screens in China. That's about 10% more money that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith earned, but War of the Worlds needed nearly double the number of screens. Overall the film added $4.5 million to its $345 million international total, easily the second best of the year so far. More...

Key Openings for Skeleton

August 28th, 2005

The Skeleton Key opened in 10- more markets over the weekend and in now playing on 1400 screens, however, it still hasn't found the success the studio was hoping for. It did open in first place in Germany, but it still had a very soft opening with $1.6 million. It also opened in first place in Russia with $625,000 over the weekend and $780,000 since Thursday, but in Australia and New Zealand it had to settle for a distant second place with $760,000 and $110,000 respectively. The Skeleton Key also open in Austria with $230,000 for the week, but its placing is unknown at the moment. Add in holdovers in France, ($250,000 for $2.2 million) and the U.K., ($130,000 for $4.5 million) and you have roughly $4 million for the weekend and $16.5 million so far. More...

Smiths Still Strong on International Scene

August 21st, 2005

Mr. and Mrs. Smith opened in first place in both the Czech Republic with $180,000 on 20 screens and in Slovakia with $50,000 on 8 screens. The film also remained in first place in France with $2.675 million, Belgium with $635,000, The Netherlands with $490,000 and Poland with $266,000. Strangest of all, the film stayed in second place for the fourth weekend in a row in Germany adding $2.12 million to its $20.6 million running tally in the market. Overall the film has made $143 million in markets where Fox is handling the distribution and may have hit $200 million overall, but there's no conformation on that yet. More...

Smiths' Summer Tour Continues

August 14th, 2005

Mr. and Mrs. Smith opened in Belgium with $1.7 million on 80 screens, easily enough for first place and had a similar result with $480,000 in Poland. It also remained in first place in France with $2.88 million, (despite falling 54% there) and in the Netherlands with $740,000. In Germany the film remained in second place for the third straight week with $3.06 million for a $17.06 million running tally. The film now have $140 million in territories where Fox is handling the distribution and $192 million overall. More...

Island Vacation

August 7th, 2005

The Island managed a couple of first place finished over the weekend, but the results were still less than impressive. In Australia the film opened with $1.404 million for a close victory while in Hong Kong it earned a disappointing $490,000 over the weekend and $520,000 including previews. It's best market continued to be South Korea with $3.167 million, down 38% from last weekend dropping to second place along the way. On the other hand, no wide openings and a mere 23% drop-off allowed the film to rise to first in New Zealand. Overall the film added $7.64 million to its $24.1 million running tally on the international scene and will opens in several markets this weekend including the U.K., Germany and Spain. More...

Late Numbers Lift Charlie into Top Five

July 31st, 2005

Early numbers had Mr. and Mrs. Smith taking fifth place on the overall international box office charts, but better than expected results has Charlie and the Chocolate Factory overtaking them $6.7 million to $5.4 million. It's biggest single market continues to be France where the film dipped just 6% during its second weekend there earning $3,533,857 for a $9,034,141 running tally. But it was even more impressive in Belgium where the film shot up by 68% to $400,000 for the weekend and $785,000 in total. The film also opened in first place in three markets, Brazil with $1.1 million on 200 screens, Holland with $625,000 on 124 screens, and South Africa with $275,000 on 41 screens. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has $13.3 million so far and opens in a couple of important markets this weekend, (The U.K. and Mexico.) More...

Competition Crumbles under Alien Invasion

July 10th, 2005

With the last of this summer's worldwide releases opening last weekend, the international details are once again dominated by smaller films. And to compound matters, most of those are only making noise in one of two markets. However, over the next few weeks there are plenty of big films opening in big markets and the International Details column should start showing signs of life soon. More...

Few Films Open ahead of War's Worldwide Debut

July 3rd, 2005

Summer blockbusters continue to squeeze out the competition, so much so that the only real news is about such blockbusters. For instance, War of the Worlds managed $13.35 million during its first day of release on the international scene, which is good, but below expectations. On the other hand, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith broke another record earning $4.96 million during its preview in Japan. More...

Corrected - Ruling the International Box Office

June 19th, 2005

Just when the International Details column was getting back to normal we have another film dominating the international scene. Mr. and Mrs. Smith led in nearly every major / midlevel market and those it didn't were mostly owned by Revenge of the Sith. Because of that there isn't as much news to tell as usual, and with Batman Begins opening worldwide this weekend and in two weeks, War of the Worlds doing the same, this trend will last until mid-July at the earliest. More...

The Largest Yard

June 12th, 2005

The Longest Yard opened in second place in Australia with $2.5 million. On the other hand, the film could only manage $750,000 on 260 screens in Mexico, not surprising since Adam Sandler has never been a big draw internationally, especially outside English speaking markets. More...

Late Figures Change Top Five

June 5th, 2005

It was a slightly busier weekend as several studios were brave enough, or foolhardy enough to try and sandwich their film between the worldwide release of Revenge of the Sith and Batman Begins, which debuts in just 10 days. With War of the Worlds' worldwide release just two weeks after that, there's very little room for smaller films to survive. More...

Sith Steal the Show

May 29th, 2005

Revenge of the Sith dominated nearly every market it opened in and in most of them it was the only new film in the top ten. Because of this there's almost no international details to report and those details that are available are single market releases. More...

Kingdom's Reign Cruel to Competition

May 16th, 2005

The summer got off to a really, really slow start international this week and while Kingdom of Heaven didn't wasn't quite the blockbuster most people were looking for, it did cannibalized what little box office there was. There were a few local films to make noise, including Negotiator: Bayside Shakedown 3, which easily topped the Japanese market with $5,275,685 on just 280 for a huge $18,842 per screen average. More...

Slow Dancing to $100 million

May 8th, 2005

Golden Week helped Shall We Dance? climb 19% to $2,250,195 for the weekend and $7,270,348 during its run. The film now has $90.3 million internationally and could break $100 million if it continues to show strong legs in Japan. More...

Hitchhiker Earns a Big Thumbs Up

May 2nd, 2005

It's not summer yet. Anyone who has read the May Preview knows Summer doesn't begin until the first full weekend in May, but a lot of people got caught up the in the hype and were predicting a Summer-like box office. Even my more subdued predictions were too high, as no film was able to top expectations by more than a rounding error and both new films missed expectations by nearly $20 million combined. That led the box office downward by 3.00% from last weekend and 13.0% from last year. Year-to-date the numbers are hardly better with 2005 behind 2004 by nearly 6% at $2.475 billion to $2.628 billion. More...

International: Constantine Continues to Climb

May 1st, 2005

It was a good news, bad news kind of weekend for Constantine. The film remained in top spot in Japan with $2,330,027 on 349 screens for a $9,011,671 running tally in the market. Bad news, it dropped 37% during its second weekend in the market, which is really steep for Japan. Overall the film brought in $3 million on 1,200 screens in 40 markets for a international box office of $136.4 million. More...

Out of this Galaxy

April 29th, 2005

For the first time in a couple of weeks there's an actual race for first place between two movies that have very different target audiences. The first is a straight up action flick targeting the prime demographic of adolescent males from 18 to 35. The second is a quirky comedy that should have wide, across the board appeal. Combined, they should bump up the box office ahead of the lucrative summer season. More...

Nothing Lost in Translation

April 25th, 2005

This week's box office leader's opening was brighter than expected and that helped lift the overall box office up 12.25% from last weekend. However, even with such a massive jump, 2005 is still lagging behind 2004 at 5.72% for the weekend and 6% year-to-date. And that's not taking the ticket price increases into account. The number of actual admissions is nearly 10% lower this year. More...

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April 24th, 2005

Hitch is just coasting on holdovers now, and will be until it opens in Japan at the beginning of June. This week it added $5.1 million from 3000 screens in 55 markets to its already impressive $170.4 million international total and with soft week to week drop-offs and a good showing in Japan and it will have a $200 million future. This week the film added $643,359 in its fifth weekend in France for a $12,785,670 total in the market, $110,000 in its second weekend in Argentina, (rising to first place in the meantime) as well as other, smaller markets. More...

Busy Weekend Won't Help Box Office

April 22nd, 2005

Despite having four wide releases this weekend the box office is likely to be relatively flat. To be more accurate, there are two wide releases, one semi-wide release and a limited release expanding wide, but such a busy schedule will result in at least one of those films getting squeezed out, possibly two or more. That will leave the overall box office nearly flat compared to last weekend and have it fall further behind with last year. Summer can't start soon enough. More...

Holdovers Help, But Box Office still Hurting

April 18th, 2005

Is 2005 officially in trouble? Maybe not, but it's getting close. This week the box office was down 4.25% compared to last weekend and an insane 20.1% from last year. Year-to-date, the box office for the year is now at $2.243 billion, or 5% down from the same timeframe last year. At this pace, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith will need to be a monster hit to turn the earnings around. And by monster I mean Titanic-like numbers. More...

Soft Box Office Getting Scary

April 15th, 2005

The 2005 box office has entered a bit of a slump and is falling further and further behind 2004 -- sitting 5% behind last years pace. To compound matters, it seems unlikely this weekend will turn things around as the lone wide release is a horror film, and they tend not to do extremely well in spring. While the film should easily win the weekend race, it could be the only film to bring in $10 million over the weekend. More...

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April 14th, 2005

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April 4th, 2005

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April 1st, 2005

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March 17th, 2005

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March 10th, 2005

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February 10th, 2005

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December 9th, 2004

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/04/15 1 $23,507,007   3,323 $7,074   $23,507,007 3
2005/04/22 2 $13,707,999 -42% 3,323 $4,125   $43,316,733 10
2005/04/29 4 $7,862,157 -43% 3,058 $2,571   $54,816,999 17
2005/05/06 8 $3,347,651 -57% 2,478 $1,351   $60,308,453 24
2005/05/13 12 $1,624,161 -51% 1,434 $1,133   $63,084,329 31
2005/05/20 13 $702,477 -57% 784 $896   $64,255,243 38
2005/05/27 24 $160,000 -77% 205 $780   $64,858,000 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/04/15 1 $9,100,000   3,323 $2,738   $9,100,000 1
2005/04/16 1 $8,793,084 -3% 3,323 $2,646   $17,896,260 2
2005/04/17 1 $5,610,747 -36% 3,323 $1,688   $23,507,007 3
2005/04/18 1 $1,773,000 -68% 3,323 $534   $25,280,000 4
2005/04/19 1 $1,540,000 -13% 3,323 $463   $26,820,000 5
2005/04/20 1 $1,376,000 -11% 3,323 $414   $28,196,000 6
2005/04/21 1 $1,412,000 +3% 3,323 $425   $29,608,734 7
2005/04/22 2 $4,500,000 +219% 3,323 $1,354   $34,100,000 8
2005/04/23 2 $5,739,294 +28% 3,323 $1,727   $39,809,558 9
2005/04/24 2 $3,507,175 -39% 3,323 $1,055   $43,316,733 10
2005/04/25 2 $1,018,000 -71% 3,323 $306   $44,334,000 11
2005/04/26 2 $917,000 -10% 3,323 $276   $45,251,000 12
2005/04/27 2 $855,000 -7% 3,323 $257   $46,106,000 13
2005/04/28 2 $849,000 -1% 3,323 $255   $46,954,842 14
2005/04/29 4 $2,600,000 +206% 3,058 $850   $49,600,000 15
2005/04/30 4 $3,479,954 +34% 3,058 $1,138   $52,981,279 16
2005/05/01 4 $1,835,720 -47% 3,058 $600   $54,816,999 17
2005/05/02 4 $586,000 -68% 3,058 $192   $55,403,000 18
2005/05/03 4 $554,000 -5% 3,058 $181   $55,957,000 19
2005/05/04 4 $514,000 -7% 3,058 $168   $56,471,000 20
2005/05/05 4 $490,000 -5% 3,058 $160   $56,960,802 21
2005/05/06 7 $1,100,000 +124% 2,478 $444   $58,100,000 22
2005/05/07 7 $1,385,444 +26% 2,478 $559   $59,458,165 23
2005/05/08 8 $850,288 -39% 2,478 $343   $60,308,453 24
2005/05/09 7 $303,000 -64% 2,478 $122   $60,612,000 25
2005/05/10 7 $292,000 -4% 2,478 $118   $60,903,000 26
2005/05/11 7 $283,000 -3% 2,478 $114   $61,186,000 27
2005/05/12 7 $274,000 -3% 2,478 $111   $61,460,168 28
2005/05/16 10 $151,000   1,434 $105   $63,235,000 32

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/04/15 1 $29,608,734   3,323 $8,910   $29,608,734 7
2005/04/22 2 $17,346,108 -41% 3,323 $5,220   $46,954,842 14
2005/04/29 4 $10,005,960 -42% 3,058 $3,272   $56,960,802 21
2005/05/06 7 $4,499,366 -55% 2,478 $1,816   $61,460,168 28
2005/05/13 13 $2,092,598 -53% 1,434 $1,459   $63,552,766 35
2005/05/20 12 $1,145,234 -45% 784 $1,461   $64,698,000 42

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