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The Astronaut Farmer (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $11,003,643Details
International Box Office $137,570
Worldwide Box Office $11,141,213
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,903,626 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,903,626
Further financial details...

  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
57% - Rotten
Audience
49% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 23rd, 2007 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: July 10th, 2007 by Warner Home Video, released as Astronaut Farmer, The
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, peril and language
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Keywords: Bank Foreclosure, Space Program
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,465 $26,369 Apr 20, 2007 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,226 $60,315 Apr 13, 2007 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,336 $88,981 Apr 6, 2007 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,683 $35,374 Mar 30, 2007 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,188 $117,543 Mar 23, 2007 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,509 $527,128 Mar 16, 2007 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,652 $1,015,921 Mar 9, 2007 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,465 $2,212,155 Mar 2, 2007 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,109 $4,454,319 Feb 23, 2007 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,017 2,155 Feb 23, 2007 3

Cast

   Charles Farmer
Virginia Madsen    Audie Farmer
Bruce Dern    Hal
Tim Blake Nelson    Kevin Munchak
Bruce Willis    The Colonel
J.K. Simmons    Jacobson
Jon Gries    FBI Agent Killbourne
Max Thieriot   
Mark Polish    FBI Agent Mathis
Jay Leno    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   

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July 9th, 2007

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March 6th, 2007

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February 23rd, 2007

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/23 9 $4,454,319   2,155 $2,067   $4,454,319 3
2007/03/02 13 $2,212,155 -50% 2,155 $1,027   $7,792,554 10
2007/03/09 15 $1,015,921 -54% 1,450 $701   $9,354,438 17
2007/03/16 21 $527,128 -48% 650 $811   $10,371,048 24
2007/03/23 34 $117,543 -78% 225 $522   $10,682,489 31
2007/03/30 47 $35,374 -70% 71 $498   $10,755,700 38
2007/04/06 41 $88,981 +152% 201 $443   $10,853,908 45
2007/04/13 47 $60,315 -32% 149 $405   $10,953,736 52
2007/04/20 57 $26,369 -56% 89 $296   $10,996,440 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/23 10 $1,368,337   2,155 $635   $1,368,337 1
2007/02/24 9 $1,978,261 +45% 2,155 $918   $3,346,598 2
2007/02/25 8 $1,107,721 -44% 2,155 $514   $4,454,319 3
2007/02/26 9 $294,135 -73% 2,155 $136   $4,748,454 4
2007/02/27 9 $292,196 -1% 2,155 $136   $5,040,650 5
2007/02/28 9 $268,355 -8% 2,155 $125   $5,309,005 6
2007/03/01 8 $271,394 +1% 2,155 $126   $5,580,399 7
2007/03/05 12 $132,353   2,155 $61   $7,924,907 11
2007/03/06 11 $134,305 +1% 2,155 $62   $8,059,212 12
2007/03/07 11 $135,960 +1% 2,155 $63   $8,195,172 13
2007/03/08 11 $143,345 +5% 2,155 $67   $8,338,517 14
2007/03/12 12 $111,038   0     $9,465,476 18
2007/03/13 12 $123,376 +11% 1,450 $85   $9,588,852 19
2007/03/14 12 $128,013 +4% 1,450 $88   $9,716,865 20
2007/03/15 13 $127,055 -1% 1,450 $88   $9,843,920 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/23 9 $5,580,399   2,155 $2,590   $5,580,399 7
2007/03/02 12 $2,758,118 -51% 2,155 $1,280   $8,338,517 14
2007/03/09 15 $1,505,403 -45% 1,450 $1,038   $9,843,920 21
2007/03/16 21 $721,026 -52% 650 $1,109   $10,564,946 28
2007/03/23 36 $155,380 -78% 225 $691   $10,720,326 35
2007/03/30 54 $44,601 -71% 71 $628   $10,764,927 42
2007/04/06 41 $128,494 +188% 201 $639   $10,893,421 49
2007/04/13 49 $76,650 -40% 149 $514   $10,970,071 56
2007/04/20 60 $33,572 -56% 89 $377   $11,003,643 63

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/15/20073297,533 297,533$5,352,619$5,352,6191
7/22/2007774,880-75% 372,413$1,496,851$6,849,4702
7/29/20072040,873-45% 413,286$817,051$7,666,5213
8/5/20072936,146-12% 449,432$722,559$8,389,0804
8/19/20072344,302 532,521$885,597$10,050,0296

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