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Apollo 18 (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,686,929Details
International Box Office $8,830,890Details
Worldwide Box Office $26,517,819
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $4,494,370 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,388,498 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,882,868
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
24% - Rotten
Audience
23% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 2nd, 2011 (Wide) by Weinstein Co.
International Releases: March 1st, 2012 (Wide) (Peru)
May 4th, 2012 (Wide) (Colombia)
August 31st, 2012 (Wide) (Venezuela)
Video Release: December 27th, 2011 by Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some disturbing sequences, and language.
(Rating bulletin 2186, 8/24/2011)
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: Found Footage, Space Program, Conspiracy Theory, Based on an UNTRUE Story, Mockumentary, Epilogue, Surprise Twist, Alien Invasion
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Dimension Films, Bekmambetov Projects
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,827 $1,016 Nov 18, 2011 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,392 $7,749 Nov 11, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,854 $35,789 Nov 4, 2011 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,967 $50,813 Oct 28, 2011 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,767 $6,074 Oct 21, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,852 $13,091 Oct 14, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,171 $17,124 Oct 7, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,835 $52,239 Sep 30, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,326 $187,526 Sep 23, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,560 $1,097,433 Sep 16, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,079 $2,851,349 Sep 9, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,019 $8,704,271 Sep 2, 2011 3
Widest Opening Weekend 444 3,328 Sep 2, 2011 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,243 3.06 Sep 2, 2011 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,416 32.7% Sep 2, 2011 1

Cast

   Ben
   Nate
   John

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Timur Bekmambetov
Producer    Michele Wolkoff
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Ron Schmidt
Executive Producer    Cody Zwieg
Executive Producer    Shawn Williamson
Executive Producer    Matthew Stein
Screenwriter    Brian Miller
Cinematographer    Jose David Montero
Production Designer    Andrew Neskorommy
Editor    Patrick Lussier

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases Fail to Arrive on Top

January 11th, 2012

Rise of the Planet of the Apes returned to the top of the Blu-ray sales chart with 390,000 units / $5.84 million over the week for totals of 1.59 million units / $33.76 million after three. More...

DVD Sales: Brand New Year, Same Old DVDs

January 10th, 2012

There wasn't a lot of activity on this week's DVD sales chart. There were just two new releases that reached the top 30, neither of them reached the top five. In fact, there was only one film in the top five this week that was wasn't in the top five last week. The Hangover II remained in first place with 298,000 units / $2.96 million for the week giving it total sales of 2.91 million units / $38.35 million, after a month of release. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 27th, 2011

December 26th, 2011

It's the week after Christmas, so it should come as no surprise that there's not a lot to talk about on the home market. Granted, there are a few releases that are noteworthy, but it is a very shallow list. That said, we didn't have to lower the standard for Pick of the Week, as Archer: Season Two came out on DVD and Blu-ray. Either format is worth the money, while the latter is the better deal. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Contagion is Catchy, the Rest of Box Office Is Sick

September 12th, 2011

The weekend after the Labor Day long weekend is often the worst weekend of the year, and that appears to be the case this time around. No film matched Thursday's predictions, although a couple came relatively close, like Contagion. Unfortunately, the rest of the new releases really bombed and most of the holdovers fell significantly more than expected. This led to the box office falling 24% from last weekend to just $82 million. This is the lowest it's been all year, and lower than last year, but by less than 1%. Unless next weekend will be even worse, and it is almost hard to imagine that as a possibility, this will be the lowest point for the year. On the other hand, there's a chance that we don't dip below this level for a long, long time, if ever. Given population growth and inflation, hitting these low points are less likely each year. More...

Contest: To the Moon: Winning Announcement

September 8th, 2011

The winners of our To the Moon contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Painless Labor Marks End of Summer

September 7th, 2011

We had a pleasant surprise over Labor Day long weekend as the holdover held on a lot better than expected, while the new releases were on par with expectations, at least on average. (One struggled, one came within a rounding error of the weekend prediction, and one crushed expectations.) This led to a total box office haul of $107 million from Friday through Sunday and $137 million if you include Monday. By comparison, last year the total box office was $106 million / $133 million. It was a close win, but a win's a win. Overall 2011 is behind 2010 by 4% at $7.46 billion to $7.78 billion. There's a slim chance 2011 will close the gap and come out on top in the end, but in order to do that, it will need to earn bigger victories than it did this weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Labor Day Weekend be a Painful End to Summer?

September 1st, 2011

Summer officially ends at the box office this weekend, although looking at the numbers it's clear that summer ended weeks ago. The selection of new releases includes two horror films that were not screened for critics and a film that I don't think it would be unfair to call busted Oscar bait. There is a chance all three films will bomb and The Help will remain in first place for the third week in a row. On the opposite end of that scale, all three films could find an audience and 2011 could squeak out a win over 2010. More...

2011 Preview: September

September 1st, 2011

After a strong start, August ended on a really low note, and that's bad news for September, as it means the positive momentum we had is gone. Looking at the upcoming month, there are 18 films opening wide over five weekends (including one re-release) but only four or five of them have a real shot at being midlevel hits, and it is unlikely that all of them will get there. Worse still, there are no films opening this month that look like they will match The Town, which made more than $90 million last September. In fact, the selection of releases is so weak that the film I'm most looking forward to is a limited release that has already come out on Video on Demand, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. (It has seventeen reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and still not a negative one among them.) More...

Contest: To the Moon

August 26th, 2011

Next week is the beginning of September, which means the quality of films will continue to drop. (And it's not like there have been a lot of box office hits coming out the past few weeks.) There are two films that could battle it out for top spot: Apollo 18 and Shark Night 3D. I don't expect either to be anything more than a midlevel hit, but Apollo 18 will likely come out on top. Regardless of that prediction, it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Apollo 18. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Dora the Explorer: Dora's Halloween Parade on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Go, Diego, Go!: Fiercest Animal Rescues on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! 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
2011/09/02 3 $8,704,271   3,328 $2,615   $8,704,271 3
2011/09/09 8 $2,851,349 -67% 3,330 $856   $14,939,303 10
2011/09/16 18 $1,097,433 -62% 1,795 $611   $16,885,842 17
2011/09/23 32 $187,526 -83% 339 $553   $17,384,906 24
2011/09/30 47 $52,239 -72% 114 $458   $17,486,059 31
2011/10/07 67 $17,124 -67% 46 $372   $17,520,167 38
2011/10/14 77 $13,091 -24% 18 $727   $17,540,132 45
2011/10/21 88 $6,074 -54% 13 $467   $17,552,040 52
2011/10/28 46 $50,813 +737% 120 $423   $17,605,192 59
2011/11/04 49 $35,789 -30% 93 $385   $17,663,688 66
2011/11/11 70 $7,749 -78% 18 $431   $17,683,670 73
2011/11/18 96 $1,016 -87% 5 $203   $17,686,929 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/02 2 $2,847,309   3,328 $856   $2,847,309 1
2011/09/03 3 $3,008,148 +6% 3,328 $904   $5,855,457 2
2011/09/04 4 $2,848,814 -5% 3,328 $856   $8,704,271 3
2011/09/05 5 $2,001,285 -30% 3,328 $601   $10,705,556 4
2011/09/06 4 $606,592 -70% 3,328 $182   $11,312,148 5
2011/09/07 6 $427,789 -29% 3,328 $129   $11,739,937 6
2011/09/08 6 $348,017 -19% 3,328 $105   $12,087,954 7
2011/09/09 8 $871,680 +150% 3,330 $262   $12,959,634 8
2011/09/10 8 $1,311,588 +50% 3,330 $394   $14,271,222 9
2011/09/11 9 $668,081 -49% 3,330 $201   $14,939,303 10
2011/09/12 9 $192,661 -71% 3,330 $58   $15,131,964 11
2011/09/13 9 $252,421 +31% 3,330 $76   $15,384,385 12
2011/09/14 8 $199,601 -21% 3,330 $60   $15,583,986 13
2011/09/15 8 $204,423 +2% 3,330 $61   $15,788,409 14
2011/09/16 16 $341,251 +67% 1,795 $190   $16,129,660 15
2011/09/17 17 $492,596 +44% 1,795 $274   $16,622,256 16
2011/09/18 18 $263,586 -46% 1,795 $147   $16,885,842 17
2011/09/19 - $77,761 -70% 1,795 $43   $16,963,603 18
2011/09/20 - $79,158 +2% 1,795 $44   $17,042,761 19
2011/09/21 - $76,783 -3% 1,795 $43   $17,119,544 20
2011/09/22 - $77,836 +1% 1,795 $43   $17,197,380 21
2011/09/23 - $57,423 -26% 339 $169   $17,254,803 22
2011/09/24 - $85,812 +49% 339 $253   $17,340,615 23
2011/09/25 - $44,291 -48% 339 $131   $17,384,906 24
2011/09/26 - $12,263 -72% 339 $36   $17,397,169 25
2011/09/27 - $12,143 -1% 339 $36   $17,409,312 26
2011/09/28 - $11,951 -2% 339 $35   $17,421,263 27
2011/09/29 - $12,557 +5% 339 $37   $17,433,820 28
2011/09/30 - $13,969 +11% 114 $123   $17,447,789 29
2011/10/01 - $23,591 +69% 114 $207   $17,471,380 30
2011/10/02 - $14,679 -38% 114 $129   $17,486,059 31
2011/10/03 - $4,108 -72% 114 $36   $17,490,167 32
2011/10/04 - $4,197 +2% 114 $37   $17,494,364 33
2011/10/05 - $4,529 +8% 114 $40   $17,498,893 34
2011/10/06 - $4,150 -8% 114 $36   $17,503,043 35
2011/10/07 - $5,441 +31% 46 $118   $17,508,484 36
2011/10/08 - $7,250 +33% 46 $158   $17,515,734 37
2011/10/09 - $4,433 -39% 46 $96   $17,520,167 38
2011/10/10 - $2,060 -54% 46 $45   $17,522,227 39

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/02 3 $12,087,954   3,328 $3,632   $12,087,954 7
2011/09/09 9 $3,700,455 -69% 3,330 $1,111   $15,788,409 14
2011/09/16 17 $1,408,971 -62% 1,795 $785   $17,197,380 21
2011/09/23 32 $236,440 -83% 339 $697   $17,433,820 28
2011/09/30 52 $69,223 -71% 114 $607   $17,503,043 35
2011/10/07 69 $23,998 -65% 46 $522   $17,527,041 42
2011/10/14 71 $18,925 -21% 18 $1,051   $17,545,966 49
2011/10/21 82 $8,413 -56% 13 $647   $17,554,379 56
2011/10/28 46 $73,520 +774% 120 $613   $17,627,899 63
2011/11/04 50 $48,022 -35% 93 $516   $17,675,921 70
2011/11/11 72 $9,992 -79% 18 $555   $17,685,913 77

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Colombia 5/4/2012 $37,470 27 27 38 $54,973 12/10/2015
Peru 3/1/2012 $0 0 2 3 $182,049 12/10/2015
Venezuela 8/31/2012 $0 0 4135 4135 $112,671 12/11/2015
 
Rest of World $8,481,197
 
International Total$8,830,890 12/11/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/1/201211108,309 108,309$1,623,552$1,623,5521
1/8/20121761,435-43% 169,744$920,911$2,544,4632
1/15/20122533,399-46% 203,143$550,750$3,095,2123
1/22/20123021,000-37% 224,143$322,350$3,417,5624

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/1/20121328,889 28,889$701,415$701,4151

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