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Astro Boy (2009)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,551,067Details
International Box Office $22,085,176
Worldwide Box Office $41,636,243
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,669,273 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $536,803 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,206,076
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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
49% - Rotten
Audience
50% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$65,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 23rd, 2009 (Wide) by Summit Entertainment
Video Release: March 16th, 2010 by Summit Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG For some action and peril, and brief mild language
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Keywords: Robot, Directing Yourself
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Imagi Studios
Production Countries: Hong Kong,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,364 $14,013 Jan 15, 2010 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,068 $44,287 Jan 8, 2010 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,978 $74,488 Jan 1, 2010 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,582 $51,722 Dec 25, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,548 $80,148 Dec 18, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,488 $44,232 Dec 11, 2009 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,723 $57,989 Dec 4, 2009 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,243 $172,892 Nov 27, 2009 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,051 $406,074 Nov 20, 2009 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,325 $1,702,946 Nov 13, 2009 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,472 $2,626,103 Nov 6, 2009 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,766 $3,460,651 Oct 30, 2009 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,422 $6,702,923 Oct 23, 2009 3
Widest Opening Weekend 821 3,014 Oct 23, 2009 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,028 3.68 Oct 23, 2009 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,170 27.2% Oct 23, 2009 1

Cast

   Astro/Toby
Kristen Bell    Cora
Nathan Lane    Hamegg
Eugene Levy    Orrin
Matt Lucas    Sparx
Bill Nighy    Robotsky
Donald Sutherland    President Stone
Charlize Theron    "Our Friends" Narrator
Samuel L. Jackson    Zog
Nicolas Cage    Dr. Tenma

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    John Ottman
Screenwriter    David Bowers
Screenwriter    Timothy Hyde Harris
Executive Producer    Cecil Kramer
Executive Producer    Francis Kao
Art Director    Jake Rowell
Animation Director    Jakob Hjort Jensen
Executive Producer    Ken Tsumura
Animation Director    Kim Ooi
Executive Producer    Paul Wang
Cinematographer    Pepe Valencia
Line Producer    Pilar Flynn
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard L. Anderson
Editor    Robert Anich
Production Designer    Samuel Michlap
Head of Animation    Ti Cheung
Music Supervisor    Todd Homme
Visual Effects Supervisor    Yan Chen
Sound Effects Editor    Dan Hegeman

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April 7th, 2010

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 16th, 2010

March 16th, 2010

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International Details: Squeakquel Squeezed out of the Top Five

February 14th, 2010

For the first time during its international run, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel missed the top five and placed sixth with $7.10 million on 3,699 screens in 42 markets for a total of $200.87 million internationally and $413.03 million worldwide. With no major market openings left, the film will likely fall further down the chart over the coming weeks, but it has already made a huge profit, so Fox will be more than happy. More...

International Details - Not Taking Any Chances

November 7th, 2009

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs fell out of the top five but still earned $5.18 million on 2568 screens in 39 markets for a total of $52.45 million so far. This was only 31% lower than last weekend, with no major market openings. In fact, the film doesn't have another major market opening till it debuts in Australia at the end of the month, while it still has openings in Italy and Spain by the end of the year, and it doesn't end its run till early next year with openings in Germany and some midlevel markets. More...

Experiencing It

November 2nd, 2009

It was a tough weekend at the box office, then again, that's always the case when Halloween lands on a weekend. Halloween in one of the worst days at the box office; it's almost as bad as Christmas Eve. And at least with Christmas Eve, you have Christmas Day to look forward to. The overall box office was down 21.8% from last weekend to just $91 million; however, that was 3.5% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2009 remains well head of 2008 at $8.56 billion to $7.95 billion. More...

International Top Five - Up Hits New Heights

October 28th, 2009

Up remained in first place on the international chart with $20.19 million on 4572 screens in 26 markets for a total of $324.88 million internationally and $617.79 million worldwide. During the past week, the film reached two major milestones: $300 million internationally and $600 million worldwide. It is the fifth Pixar film to reach the former milestone and the fourth to reach the latter. Additionally, with strong holds in the U.K. ($6.21 million on 762 screens over the weekend for a total of $32.07 million after three) and Italy ($4.57 million on 624 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.84 million after two) and an upcoming opening in Japan, it has a shot at $700 million worldwide. More...

Saw Still Seen But Paranormal More Active

October 27th, 2009

We had three wide releases this weekend, and not one of them matched expectations. Additionally, last week's number one film fell dramatically at the box office. This led to an equally dramatic decline at the box office with overall ticket sales at just $116 million. This is 16% lower than last weekend, but more importantly 13% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2009 still has a 7.6% lead over 2008 at $8.43 billion to $7.84 billion, which is a lead that might be insurmountable at this point. More...

Weekend Estimates: Paranormal Activity Knocks Saw from its Throne

October 25th, 2009

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Horror Likely to Be Seen the Most

October 22nd, 2009

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2009 Preview: October

October 1st, 2009

September ended with a thud, but at least there's good news. September has finally ended. Last month more movies missed expectations that topped them, which has put a cooling effect on the overall box office and that could hurt the business going into this month. October should still be stronger than last month, and since October of last year wasn't particularly great, 2009 should at least maintain its lead over 2008 going into the holiday season, even if it isn't as strong every single week. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/23 6 $6,702,923   3,014 $2,224   $6,702,923 3
2009/10/30 7 $3,460,651 -48% 3,020 $1,146   $11,316,418 10
2009/11/06 10 $2,626,103 -24% 1,918 $1,369   $15,110,804 17
2009/11/13 13 $1,702,946 -35% 1,354 $1,258   $17,965,336 24
2009/11/20 19 $406,074 -76% 724 $561   $18,621,561 31
2009/11/27 27 $172,892 -57% 287 $602   $18,922,566 38
2009/12/04 37 $57,989 -66% 158 $367   $19,014,667 45
2009/12/11 39 $44,232 -24% 122 $363   $19,073,382 52
2009/12/18 32 $80,148 +81% 252 $318   $19,168,663 59
2009/12/25 38 $51,722 -35% 168 $308   $19,298,834 66
2010/01/01 37 $74,488 +44% 152 $490   $19,452,359 73
2010/01/08 43 $44,287 -41% 106 $418   $19,515,628 80
2010/01/15 52 $14,013 -68% 54 $260   $19,541,847 87

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/23 8 $1,823,193   3,014 $605   $1,823,193 1
2009/10/24 6 $3,014,337 +65% 3,014 $1,000   $4,837,530 2
2009/10/25 6 $1,865,393 -38% 3,014 $619   $6,702,923 3
2009/10/26 10 $307,859 -83% 3,014 $102   $7,010,782 4
2009/10/27 10 $298,044 -3% 3,014 $99   $7,308,826 5
2009/10/28 11 $258,713 -13% 3,014 $86   $7,567,539 6
2009/10/29 11 $288,228 +11% 3,014 $96   $7,855,767 7
2009/10/30 9 $975,405 +238% 3,020 $323   $8,831,172 8
2009/10/31 11 $967,982 -1% 3,020 $321   $9,799,154 9
2009/11/01 6 $1,517,264 +57% 3,020 $502   $11,316,418 10
2009/11/02 9 $270,863 -82% 3,020 $90   $11,587,281 11
2009/11/03 7 $406,181 +50% 3,020 $134   $11,993,462 12
2009/11/04 11 $217,215 -47% 3,020 $72   $12,210,677 13
2009/11/05 8 $274,024 +26% 3,020 $91   $12,484,701 14
2009/11/06 13 $546,486 +99% 1,918 $285   $13,031,187 15
2009/11/07 10 $1,234,172 +126% 1,918 $643   $14,265,359 16
2009/11/08 10 $845,445 -31% 1,918 $441   $15,110,804 17
2009/11/09 13 $123,705 -85% 1,918 $64   $15,234,509 18
2009/11/10 13 $157,503 +27% 1,918 $82   $15,392,012 19
2009/11/11 10 $756,485 +380% 1,918 $394   $16,148,497 20
2009/11/12 13 $113,893 -85% 1,918 $59   $16,262,390 21
2009/11/13 13 $327,758 +188% 1,354 $242   $16,590,148 22
2009/11/14 13 $820,372 +150% 1,354 $606   $17,410,520 23
2009/11/15 13 $554,816 -32% 1,354 $410   $17,965,336 24
2009/11/16 - $66,597 -88% 1,354 $49   $18,031,933 25
2009/11/17 - $59,790 -10% 1,354 $44   $18,091,723 26
2009/11/18 - $64,733 +8% 1,354 $48   $18,156,456 27
2009/11/19 - $59,031 -9% 1,354 $44   $18,215,487 28
2009/11/20 19 $92,149 +56% 724 $127   $18,307,636 29
2009/11/21 18 $183,409 +99% 724 $253   $18,491,045 30
2009/11/22 16 $130,516 -29% 724 $180   $18,621,561 31
2009/11/23 - $36,732 -72% 724 $51   $18,658,293 32
2009/11/24 - $46,963 +28% 724 $65   $18,705,256 33
2009/11/25 - $27,860 -41% 287 $97   $18,733,116 34
2009/11/26 - $16,558 -41% 287 $58   $18,749,674 35
2009/11/27 - $57,372 +246% 287 $200   $18,807,046 36
2009/11/28 - $72,538 +26% 287 $253   $18,879,584 37
2009/11/29 - $42,982 -41% 287 $150   $18,922,566 38
2009/11/30 - $10,360 -76% 287 $36   $18,932,926 39
2009/12/01 - $10,099 -3% 287 $35   $18,943,025 40
2009/12/02 - $7,659 -24% 287 $27   $18,950,684 41
2009/12/03 - $5,994 -22% 287 $21   $18,956,678 42
2009/12/04 - $12,542 +109% 158 $79   $18,969,220 43
2009/12/05 - $26,787 +114% 158 $170   $18,996,007 44
2009/12/06 - $18,660 -30% 158 $118   $19,014,667 45
2009/12/07 - $2,478 -87% 158 $16   $19,017,145 46
2009/12/08 - $3,164 +28% 158 $20   $19,020,309 47
2009/12/09 - $3,784 +20% 158 $24   $19,024,093 48
2009/12/10 - $5,057 +34% 158 $32   $19,029,150 49
2009/12/11 - $8,927 +77% 122 $73   $19,038,077 50
2009/12/12 - $21,848 +145% 122 $179   $19,059,925 51
2009/12/13 - $13,457 -38% 122 $110   $19,073,382 52
2009/12/14 - $3,109 -77% 122 $25   $19,076,491 53
2009/12/15 - $3,309 +6% 122 $27   $19,079,800 54
2009/12/16 - $5,327 +61% 122 $44   $19,085,127 55
2009/12/17 - $3,388 -36% 122 $28   $19,088,515 56
2009/12/18 - $18,018 +432% 252 $72   $19,106,533 57
2009/12/19 - $34,408 +91% 252 $137   $19,140,941 58
2009/12/20 - $27,722 -19% 252 $110   $19,168,663 59
2009/12/21 - $21,375 -23% 252 $85   $19,190,038 60
2009/12/22 - $25,367 +19% 252 $101   $19,215,405 61
2009/12/23 - $20,695 -18% 252 $82   $19,236,100 62
2009/12/24 - $11,012 -47% 252 $44   $19,247,112 63
2009/12/25 - $10,745 -2% 168 $64   $19,257,857 64
2009/12/26 - $22,205 +107% 168 $132   $19,280,062 65
2009/12/27 - $18,772 -15% 168 $112   $19,298,834 66
2009/12/28 - $17,565 -6% 168 $105   $19,296,399 67
2009/12/29 - $21,342 +22% 168 $127   $19,317,741 68
2009/12/30 - $22,339 +5% 168 $133   $19,340,080 69
2009/12/31 - $17,791 -20% 152 $117   $19,357,871 70
2010/01/01 - $28,474 +60% 152 $187   $19,386,345 71
2010/01/02 - $30,148 +6% 152 $198   $19,416,493 72
2010/01/03 - $15,866 -47% 152 $104   $19,432,359 73
2010/01/04 - $6,847 -57% 152 $45   $19,439,206 74
2010/01/05 - $4,579 -33% 152 $30   $19,443,785 75
2010/01/06 - $3,836 -16% 152 $25   $19,447,621 76
2010/01/07 - $3,720 -3% 152 $24   $19,471,341 77
2010/01/08 - $8,634 +132% 106 $81   $19,479,975 78
2010/01/09 - $21,064 +144% 106 $199   $19,501,039 79
2010/01/10 - $14,589 -31% 106 $138   $19,515,628 80
2010/01/11 - $2,670 -82% 106 $25   $19,518,298 81
2010/01/12 - $3,055 +14% 106 $29   $19,521,353 82
2010/01/13 - $2,958 -3% 106 $28   $19,524,311 83
2010/01/14 - $3,523 +19% 106 $33   $19,527,834 84
2010/01/15 - $2,782 -21% 54 $52   $19,530,616 85
2010/01/16 - $6,482 +133% 54 $120   $19,537,098 86
2010/01/17 - $4,749 -27% 54 $88   $19,541,847 87
2010/01/18 47 $6,217 +31% 54 $115   $19,548,064 88
2010/01/19 - $1,158 -81% 54 $21   $19,549,222 89
2010/01/20 - $739 -36% 54 $14   $19,549,961 90
2010/01/21 - $1,106 +50% 54 $20   $19,551,067 91

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/23 7 $7,855,767   3,014 $2,606   $7,855,767 7
2009/10/30 7 $4,628,934 -41% 3,020 $1,533   $12,484,701 14
2009/11/06 10 $3,777,689 -18% 1,918 $1,970   $16,262,390 21
2009/11/13 13 $1,953,097 -48% 1,354 $1,442   $18,215,487 28
2009/11/20 24 $534,187 -73% 724 $738   $18,749,674 35
2009/11/27 27 $207,004 -61% 287 $721   $18,956,678 42
2009/12/04 37 $72,472 -65% 158 $459   $19,029,150 49
2009/12/11 42 $59,365 -18% 122 $487   $19,088,515 56
2009/12/18 31 $158,597 +167% 252 $629   $19,247,112 63
2009/12/25 36 $130,759 -18% 168 $778   $19,377,871 70
2010/01/01 39 $93,470 -29% 152 $615   $19,471,341 77
2010/01/08 45 $56,493 -40% 106 $533   $19,527,834 84
2010/01/15 52 $23,233 -59% 54 $430   $19,551,067 91

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/21/20108178,386 178,386$3,298,357$3,298,3571
3/28/20102073,039-59% 251,425$1,350,491$4,648,8482

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/21/2010913,687 13,687$157,267$157,2671

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