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The Ant Bully (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,142,535Details
International Box Office $21,468,363
Worldwide Box Office $49,610,898
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $36,059,851 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $36,059,851
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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 FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
63% - Fresh
Audience
42% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$45,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 28th, 2006 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
July 28th, 2006 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: November 28th, 2006 by Warner Home Video, released as Ant Bully, The
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor and action
Running Time: 89 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Tale of Despereaux
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Keywords: 3-D, Tiny Worlds, IMAX: DMR
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Legendary Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,148 $44,829 Nov 10, 2006 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,251 $53,350 Nov 3, 2006 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,382 $63,211 Oct 27, 2006 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,175 $116,100 Oct 20, 2006 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,254 $138,633 Oct 13, 2006 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,827 $21,179 Oct 6, 2006 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,764 $41,393 Sep 29, 2006 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,784 $181,844 Sep 22, 2006 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,088 $193,676 Sep 15, 2006 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,144 $290,781 Sep 8, 2006 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,108 $560,510 Sep 1, 2006 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,774 $559,907 Aug 25, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,904 $1,041,357 Aug 18, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,936 $1,872,420 Aug 11, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,590 $3,892,443 Aug 4, 2006 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,081 $8,432,465 Jul 28, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 767 3,050 Jul 28, 2006 3

Cast

   Hova
   Zoc
   Queen Ant
Paul Giamatti    Stan
Zach Tyler    Lucas Nickle
Regina King    Kreela
Bruce Campbell    Fugax
Lily Tomlin    Momma
Cheri Oteri    Doreen Nickle
Larry Miller    Wilson Nickle
Allison Mack    Tiffany
Ricardo Montalban    Head of Council
Myles Jeffrey    Steve
Jake T. Austin    Nicky
Rob Paulsen    Beetle
S. Scott Bullock    Glow Worm/Wasp Survivor
Mark DeCarlo    Fly
Frank Welker    Spindle the Firefly
Paul Greenberg    Sleeping Ant/Head Lice/Brett/Guard Ant
David Kaye    Wrangler Ant
Alan Cumming    Fugax
Alfred Jackson    Slacker Ant
Denzel Whitaker    Albert
Casey Masamitsu    Shigeko
Bryan Fabian    Fernando
Creagen Dow    Mullet Boy
Jake Goldberg    Helmet Boy/Nob/Red Teammate
Keith Alcorn    Ant/Pupa/Soldier
John A. Davis    Ant
Tom Kenny    Drone Ant/Ant
Sarah Mensinga    Mother Ant
Nika Futterman    Ant
Scott Holst    Ant
Susan Silo    Ant
Paul Rugg    Ant
Larry Cedar    Ant
Nicole Sullivan    Ant
Candi Milo    Nurse Ant
Nissa Alcorn    Billo
Pat Fraley    Ant Council
Tyler James Williams    Blue Teammate
Jared Goldsmith    Blue Teammate/Red Teammate
Austin Majors    Blue Teammate
Jaishon Fisher    Blue Teammate
Aaron Michael Drozin    Blue Teammate
Max Burkholder    Blue Teammate
Sam Green    Red Teammate
Colin Ford    Red Teammate
Kendall Sanders    Red Teammate
Shane Baumel    Red Teammate
Neil Ross    Wasp
Bob Joles    Wasp
Wally Wingert    Wasp
Leon Morenzie    Wasp
Jonathan Cook    Wasp
Sean Donnellan    Wasp
Ken Mitchroney    Aunt/Guard Ant
Tress MacNeille    Old Council Ant
Richard Green    Wasp Leader
Don Frye    Soldier Ant
Clive Robertson    Hova's Wasp
Vernee Watson-Johnson    Head Nurse

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    John A. Davis
Based on the book "The Ant Bully" By    John Nickle
Producer    Tom Hanks
Producer    Gary Goetzman
Producer    John A. Davis
Executive Producer    Keith Alcorn
Executive Producer    Diana Choi Sachs
Executive Producer    Steven Shareshian
Executive Producer    Thomas Tull
Executive Producer    William Fay
Executive Producer    Scott Mednick
Production Designer    Barry Jackson
Additional Production Designer    Bill Perkins
Editor    Jon Price
Composer    John Debney
Director of Photography    Ken Mitchroney
Co-Producer    Kim Saxon
Co-Executive Producer    Alex Johns
Unit Production Manager    Lee Supercinski
Production Manager    Kim Benzine Rowell
Animation Director    David Tart
Art Director    Chris Consani
Associate Editor    Bret Marnell
Additional Editor    John Wahba
Re-recording Mixer    Rick Kline
Re-recording Mixer    David Parker
Re-recording Mixer-Animatic    Gary French
Supervising Sound Editor    Christopher T. Welch
Supervising Sound Editor-Animatic    Mark Menza
Sound Effects Editor    Bernard Weiser
Sound Effects Editor    Rick Franklin
Sound Effects Editor    David Grimaldi
Sound Effects Editor    Chuck Michael
Sound Effects Editor    Bruce Tanis
Sound Effects Editor    Jason King
Sound Effects Editor    Randall Guth
Sound Effects Editor    Willard Overstreet
Sound Designer    Michael Jonascu
Sound Designer    David Grimaldi
Dialogue Editor    Brian Risner
Dialogue Editor    Val Kuklowsky
Music Editor    Jeff Carson
Music Editor    Jim Harrison
Music Editor    Andrew Dorfman
Music Editor    Tanya Noel Hill
Casting Director    Ruth Lambert

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December 9th, 2006

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DVD Releases for November 21, 2006

November 27th, 2006

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International Details - Marching to the Top

October 15th, 2006

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October 8th, 2006

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September 17th, 2006

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August 28th, 2006

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August 7th, 2006

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Miami Finishes North of Caribbean

July 31st, 2006

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July 28th, 2006

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July 27th, 2006

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Contest - Summer Blowout!

July 24th, 2006

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July 1st, 2006

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June 30th, 2006

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February 23rd, 2006

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January 11th, 2006

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/07/28 5 $8,432,465   3,050 $2,765   $8,432,465 3
2006/08/04 8 $3,892,443 -54% 3,050 $1,276   $18,152,994 10
2006/08/11 14 $1,872,420 -52% 2,005 $934   $22,483,177 17
2006/08/18 18 $1,041,357 -44% 850 $1,225   $24,616,815 24
2006/08/25 25 $559,907 -46% 515 $1,087   $25,669,795 31
2006/09/01 23 $560,510 n/c 409 $1,370   $26,505,664 38
2006/09/08 27 $290,781 -48% 271 $1,073   $27,056,454 45
2006/09/15 34 $193,676 -33% 178 $1,088   $27,300,234 52
2006/09/22 34 $181,844 -6% 118 $1,541   $27,520,040 59
2006/09/29 53 $41,393 -77% 78 $531   $27,587,155 66
2006/10/06 55 $21,179 -49% 53 $400   $27,616,168 73
2006/10/13 33 $138,633 +555% 272 $510   $27,765,159 80
2006/10/20 40 $116,100 -16% 215 $540   $27,918,618 87
2006/10/27 45 $63,211 -46% 151 $419   $28,009,291 94
2006/11/03 49 $53,350 -16% 115 $464   $28,075,347 101
2006/11/10 47 $44,829 -16% 81 $553   $28,133,159 108

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/07/28 5 $2,622,166   3,050 $860   $2,622,166 1
2006/07/29 5 $3,177,241 +21% 3,050 $1,042   $5,799,407 2
2006/07/30 5 $2,633,058 -17% 3,050 $863   $8,432,465 3
2006/07/31 5 $1,258,242 -52% 3,050 $413   $9,690,707 4
2006/08/01 5 $1,515,331 +20% 3,050 $497   $11,206,038 5
2006/08/02 5 $1,601,434 +6% 3,050 $525   $12,807,472 6
2006/08/03 5 $1,453,079 -9% 3,050 $476   $14,260,551 7
2006/08/04 9 $1,218,673 -16% 3,050 $400   $15,479,224 8
2006/08/05 8 $1,469,330 +21% 3,050 $482   $16,948,554 9
2006/08/06 8 $1,204,440 -18% 3,050 $395   $18,152,994 10
2006/08/07 8 $638,223 -47% 3,050 $209   $18,791,217 11
2006/08/08 8 $614,985 -4% 3,050 $202   $19,406,202 12
2006/08/09 9 $583,303 -5% 3,050 $191   $19,989,505 13
2006/08/10 9 $621,252 +7% 3,050 $204   $20,610,757 14
2006/09/04 22 $196,920   409 $481   $26,702,584 39
2006/11/03 - $10,494   115 $91   $28,032,491 99
2006/11/04 - $24,473 +133% 115 $213   $28,056,964 100

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/07/28 5 $14,260,551   3,050 $4,676   $14,260,551 7
2006/08/04 9 $6,350,206 -55% 3,050 $2,082   $20,610,757 14
2006/08/11 15 $2,964,701 -53% 2,005 $1,479   $23,575,458 21
2006/08/18 18 $1,534,430 -48% 850 $1,805   $25,109,888 28
2006/08/25 23 $835,266 -46% 515 $1,622   $25,945,154 35
2006/09/01 24 $820,519 -2% 409 $2,006   $26,765,673 42
2006/09/08 29 $340,885 -58% 271 $1,258   $27,106,558 49
2006/09/15 34 $231,638 -32% 178 $1,301   $27,338,196 56
2006/09/22 33 $207,566 -10% 118 $1,759   $27,545,762 63
2006/09/29 54 $49,227 -76% 78 $631   $27,594,989 70
2006/10/06 61 $31,537 -36% 53 $595   $27,626,526 77
2006/10/13 38 $175,992 +458% 272 $647   $27,802,518 84
2006/10/20 41 $143,562 -18% 215 $668   $27,946,080 91
2006/10/27 48 $75,917 -47% 151 $503   $28,021,997 98
2006/11/03 50 $66,333 -13% 115 $577   $28,088,330 105
2006/11/10 48 $54,205 -18% 81 $669   $28,142,535 112

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/3/20065363,577 363,577$6,133,544$6,133,5441
12/10/200624229,269-37% 592,846$3,895,280$10,028,8242
12/17/200630178,107-22% 770,953$3,255,796$13,284,6203
1/7/200728118,366 1,215,823$2,042,902$21,854,3386
6/19/20112836,527 1,728,614$218,431$28,931,017238

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