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August Rush (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,664,162Details
International Box Office $34,351,707
Worldwide Box Office $66,015,869
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $27,037,112 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $27,037,112
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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 Upright
Critics
37% - Rotten
Audience
82% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 17th, 2007 (Sneak Peek) by Warner Bros.
November 21st, 2007 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: March 11th, 2008 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements, mild violence and language
Comparisons: vs. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
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Keywords: Musicians
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,846 $24,567 Feb 22, 2008 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,829 $41,655 Feb 15, 2008 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,574 $91,563 Feb 8, 2008 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,437 $142,842 Feb 1, 2008 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,468 $188,657 Jan 25, 2008 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,672 $205,685 Jan 18, 2008 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,435 $134,590 Jan 11, 2008 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,581 $186,866 Jan 4, 2008 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,945 $240,036 Dec 28, 2007 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,922 $473,938 Dec 21, 2007 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,304 $1,765,319 Dec 14, 2007 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,020 $3,510,446 Dec 7, 2007 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,159 $5,021,435 Nov 30, 2007 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,922 $9,421,369 Nov 23, 2007 5
Widest Opening Weekend 1,831 2,310 Nov 23, 2007 5

Cast

   August Rush
Keri Russell    Lyla Novacek
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers    Louis Connelly
Terrence Howard    Richard Jeffries
Robin Williams    Maxwell "Wizard" Wallace
William Sadler    Thomas
Leon Thomas III    Arthur
Jamia Simone Nash    Hope
Alex O'Loughlin    Marshall
Aaron Staton    Nick

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Mark Mancina

International Details - What Happened?

June 29th, 2008

The Happening fell from first to fifth with just $14.05 million on 5579 screens in 65 markets for a total of $56.40 million after two weeks. Good news, it was able to remain in first place in France despite falling 60% to $1.93 million on 550 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.68 million after two. On the other hand, it fell from first to third in Spain down 65% to $1.20 million on 387 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.41 million after two. Even worse, it was down just under 80% in Italy and just over 80% in South Korea earning $367,000 on 338 screens and $206,000 on 293 screens respectively. Its totals of $2.77 million in the former and $2.18 million in the latter are hardly impressive, and well below its domestic run. This is a shocking decline, especially since films tend to have better legs internationally than they have domestically. And while it should earn more on the international marketplace, there's little hope of reaching $200 million worldwide now. More...

DVD Releases for April 1, 2008

April 1st, 2008

A mixed week when it comes to top-notch releases and there were very few that caught my eye. There are several that are worth picking up, but only Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Baker Street - 2-Disc Special Edition was a contender for DVD Pick of the Week. More...

DVD Sales - Bee Earns an A on Sales Chart

March 23rd, 2008

There were eight new releases to chart this week, including seven of the top eight spots. Needless to say, we had a new sales champion with Bee Movie leading the way with 1.41 million units sold for total revenue of $23.09 million. That isn't the best start of the year, but it is close. In fact, the film is already the ninth best-selling DVD of 2008 More...

DVD Rentals - No Rental Better than Old Men

March 23rd, 2008

New releases took the top four spots on the rental chart this week including No Country for Old Men, which earned first place with $10.20 million during its opening week. More...

DVD Releases for March 11, 2008

March 11th, 2008

A rather slow week for new releases, which is good because three DVDs arrived late last week and I was able to get caught up on spotlight reviews. (Actually, I'm not completely caught up as at least one failed to show up in time for this week.) As for the DVD Pick of the Week, the obvious choice would seem to be No Country for Old Men, but the lackluster DVD just screams double-dip and in the end I went with Stargate - Ark of Truth - Buy from Amazon instead. More...

Awards Season - No Shortage of Love for Country or Blood

January 22nd, 2008

The Oscar nominations were announced today and there is no shortage of contenders. In fact, with no real juggernaut to deal with, the competition is more up in the air that most years. More...

2007 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part IV

December 23rd, 2007

For many people reading this, it is December 24th. Christmas Eve. If you haven't got all of your Christmas shopping done, may I offer a word of advice... AAAAHHHHHHHHHH! But don't worry, you are not along. December 24th is the busiest shopping day of the year. Granted, a lot of it is people buying food for the next day, but at least a few people are looking for last minute gifts. This week we are looking at the... well... anything. Anything that pops into my head that I think would make a good gift. And there are some that might not, but we are getting into desperation time. More...

International Details - No Heartbreak for the Kid

December 16th, 2007

The Heartbreak Kid slipped a spot to sixth with $5.04 million on 2029 screens in 46 markets for a total of $79.44 million internationally, which is more than twice what it earned domestically. This includes France where it pulled in $1.10 million on 320 screens while lifting its running tally to $3.37 million in that market. More...

Compass Can't Find an Audience

December 11th, 2007

The box office has been soft practically since summer ended, but things are starting to get desperate. This was another week of significant declines at the box office, with overall business of just $82 million. That's down more than 2% from last weekend, and, more significantly, down more than 15% from the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2007 is still ahead in terms of raw dollars, but ticket sales are now trailing last year's pace. More...

International Details - Bee Movie is Buzzing Internationally

December 9th, 2007

Bee Movie returned to the charts in sixth place with $6.71 million on 1288 screens in 11 markets for an early international total of $19.43 million after a month of release. This includes a pair of first place debuts in Spain and Mexico. In the former it earned $2.81 million on 421 screens while in the latter is earned $2.60 million on 389 screens. While Spain is the larger marker, I thought the family friendly nature of Mexico would give it the edge. Even so, there are great openings for the film. More...

Contest - Legendary Prizes

December 7th, 2007

Next weekend I Am Legend opens wide and is the clear favorite to finish in first place at the box office, it is also the target movie in this week's box office prediction contest. To win, one must simply predict the box office opening for I Am Legend. 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 Tony Hawk's Secret Skatepark Tour - Volume 2. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Tony Hawk's Secret Skatepark Tour - Volume 2. In addition, one other entry chosen arbitrarily will win a copy of August Rush Soundtrack. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Will Golden Rule?

December 6th, 2007

It's another slow week for wide releases -- like last weekend, there's only one. However, His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass should do significantly better than last week's Awake. It better do significantly better or the holiday season is in real trouble. More...

Awake Can't Captivate Moviegoers

December 3rd, 2007

There were very few shocks at the box office this weekend as Enchanted remained the dominant film. However, there was an unsettling malaise as the overall box office reached just $85 million. This is barely more than half of last weekend's $162 million holiday-inflated haul, but that was to be expected. What wasn't as expected was the 8% drop-off from the same weekend last year. At the moment, 2007 is ahead of 2006 in terms of box office and ticket sales. However, while a gain at the box office is academic at this point, a slide in ticket sales is likely if things don't turn around. More...

Asleep at the Wheel

November 29th, 2007

The weekend after Thanksgiving is the only slow weekend during the entire Holiday Season. So it comes as no surprise that only one movie is opening wide, but it is a bit surprising that the weekend is a weak as it is. More...

The More the Merrier

November 27th, 2007

Thanksgiving provided plenty of reasons for studios to give thanks, especially since every single film managed to earn enough to be called a hit in one form or other. Even the weakest releases of the week did well compared to their modest costs. Overall, the box office brought in $162 million over three days, which is 55% more than last weekend. More importantly, it is virtually identical to the same weekend last year. Over five days, movies earned an estimated $229 million, which is up just shy of 2% from last year. This is great news after a Fall that most would like to forget, but the growth is still lower than ticket price inflation, meaning actual attendance was down. More...

Thanksgiving Weekend Estimates: Enchanted Movie Market

November 25th, 2007

As expected, Enchanted won the Thanksgiving box office race, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With a solid $35 million over the three day weekend, and $50 million in five days, the family fantasy had an excellent debut. If strong reviews translate into good word-of-mouth, this could be the first blockbuster of the Holiday Season. The biggest surprise of the weekend, though, was This Christmas, which blew past its tracking numbers and beat everyone's expectations with an estimated $18.6 million in just 1,858 theaters. It has already notched up $27.1 million in its first five days. Also out-performing expectations was Hitman, which finished fourth with a very creditable $13.035 million. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of November 23, 2007

November 24th, 2007

There are not a whole lot of movies on this week's list, but at least we had a race for top spot with both This Christmas - Official Site and Enchanted - Official Site. Both had their strong points, but in the end Enchanted was able to take home the crown. More...

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Food, Family, and Films

November 21st, 2007

The five-day Thanksgiving long weekend officially starts tonight, as does the lucrative holiday weekend. From now until the New Year, there we should see hit after hit released, as well as a number of Oscar contenders. With the box office slowing down, this couldn't come at a better time. More...

Will Mr. Magorium Be Wonderful or Will Beowulf Slay the Competition?

November 15th, 2007

It's looking like 2007 is going to end on a really soft note. Since mid-September, only one weekend has been above the same weekend last year, and there's almost no chance that things will turn around this weekend. This time last year, we had two $40 million openers. This weekend, we might not have a single film top $30 million. More...

2007 Preview: November

November 1st, 2007

After a horrible October, we finally get to November and the start of the holiday season. Just like the summer season doesn't officially begin until Memorial Day, the winter holiday season doesn't officially begin until the Thanksgiving long weekend. However, studios are trying to stretch the lucrative box office season as long as possible and the holiday-like releases start during the first weekend of the month. This means practically every weekend this month, there's at least one potential $100 million movie. There are also a few that might be Oscar contenders, although not as many as I had expected. In fact, so far Award Season has been particularly slow, but at least this means there should be more buzz surrounding the upcoming films as the race is wide open. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

October 14th, 2007

Quite a few full sites launched this week, but as is the case most times, there were pretty Spartan at the moment and it will take a few more updates before we can tell if they are award-worthy or not. That said, it was a site for a movie that opens this week, Lars and the Real Girl - Official Site, that won the top prize as it finished adding all the material marked coming soon this week. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 16 - September 22, 2007

September 22nd, 2007

Not a long list this week, but at least we had a clear winner for the Weekly Website Award, Resident Evil: Extinction - Official Site. IN the coming weeks we should see some big sites launch as award season starts to heat up. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 5 - August 11, 2007

August 12th, 2007

Another good week for movie sites with a few sites that either won in the past or could win in the future. This includes this weeks winner, The Brothers Solomon - Official Site. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 5, 2007

August 5th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Fame, Watchmen, Shrek 4 and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 24 - June 30, 2007

June 30th, 2007

One of the slowest weeks I can remember for this list, but at least we have a top-notch site to give the Weekly Website Award to: Ratatouille - Official Site. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - April 1, 2007

April 1st, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Nanny Diaries, Sweeney Todd, The Happening and more. 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
2007/11/23 7 $9,421,369   2,310 $4,079   $13,243,069 5
2007/11/30 7 $5,021,435 -47% 2,310 $2,174   $20,225,907 12
2007/12/07 7 $3,510,446 -30% 2,310 $1,520   $25,133,572 19
2007/12/14 10 $1,765,319 -50% 2,007 $880   $28,045,110 26
2007/12/21 17 $473,938 -73% 701 $676   $29,495,525 33
2007/12/28 26 $240,036 -49% 262 $916   $30,035,617 40
2008/01/04 30 $186,866 -22% 194 $963   $30,439,970 47
2008/01/11 33 $134,590 -28% 184 $731   $30,638,276 54
2008/01/18 32 $205,685 +53% 314 $655   $30,889,869 61
2008/01/25 35 $188,657 -8% 283 $667   $31,190,409 68
2008/02/01 39 $142,842 -24% 253 $565   $31,392,245 75
2008/02/08 44 $91,563 -36% 179 $512   $31,529,568 82
2008/02/15 56 $41,655 -55% 82 $508   $31,608,184 89
2008/02/22 66 $24,567 -41% 48 $512   $31,655,091 96

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/11/21 8 $1,863,409   2,280 $817   $1,863,409 1
2007/11/22 6 $1,958,291 +5% 2,280 $859   $3,821,700 2
2007/11/23 7 $3,774,223 +93% 2,310 $1,634   $7,595,923 3
2007/11/24 7 $3,703,500 -2% 2,310 $1,603   $11,299,423 4
2007/11/25 8 $1,943,646 -48% 2,310 $841   $13,243,069 5
2007/11/26 8 $483,330 -75% 2,310 $209   $13,726,399 6
2007/11/27 7 $507,664 +5% 2,310 $220   $14,234,063 7
2007/11/28 6 $479,019 -6% 2,310 $207   $14,713,082 8
2007/11/29 4 $491,390 +3% 2,310 $213   $15,204,472 9
2007/11/30 6 $1,766,629 +260% 2,310 $765   $16,971,101 10
2007/12/01 8 $2,077,309 +18% 2,310 $899   $19,048,410 11
2007/12/02 8 $1,177,497 -43% 2,310 $510   $20,225,907 12
2007/12/03 8 $324,315 -72% 2,310 $140   $20,550,222 13
2007/12/04 6 $363,246 +12% 2,310 $157   $20,913,468 14
2007/12/05 6 $347,161 -4% 2,310 $150   $21,260,629 15
2007/12/06 6 $362,497 +4% 2,310 $157   $21,623,126 16
2007/12/07 7 $1,143,287 +215% 2,310 $495   $22,766,413 17
2007/12/08 7 $1,548,551 +35% 2,310 $670   $24,314,964 18
2007/12/09 9 $818,608 -47% 2,310 $354   $25,133,572 19
2007/12/10 7 $271,294 -67% 2,310 $117   $25,404,866 20
2007/12/11 7 $301,443 +11% 2,310 $130   $25,706,309 21
2007/12/12 7 $292,154 -3% 2,310 $126   $25,998,463 22
2007/12/13 6 $281,328 -4% 2,310 $122   $26,279,791 23
2007/12/14 9 $600,812 +114% 2,007 $299   $26,880,603 24
2007/12/15 10 $724,777 +21% 2,007 $361   $27,605,380 25
2007/12/16 11 $439,730 -39% 2,007 $219   $28,045,110 26
2007/12/17 6 $218,330 -50% 2,007 $109   $28,263,440 27
2007/12/18 6 $231,261 +6% 2,007 $115   $28,494,701 28
2007/12/19 6 $244,440 +6% 2,007 $122   $28,739,141 29
2007/12/20 6 $282,446 +16% 2,007 $141   $29,021,587 30
2008/01/01 - $74,505   262 $284   $30,173,217 42
2008/01/21 31 $53,143   314 $169   $30,943,012 62
2008/01/22 - $20,501 -61% 314 $65   $30,963,513 63
2008/01/23 - $17,887 -13% 314 $57   $30,981,400 64
2008/01/24 - $20,352 +14% 314 $65   $31,001,752 65
2008/01/25 - $56,742 +179% 283 $201   $31,058,494 66
2008/01/26 - $85,334 +50% 283 $302   $31,143,828 67
2008/01/27 - $46,581 -45% 283 $165   $31,190,409 68
2008/01/28 - $14,440 -69% 283 $51   $31,204,849 69
2008/01/29 - $14,118 -2% 283 $50   $31,218,967 70
2008/01/30 - $14,545 +3% 283 $51   $31,233,512 71
2008/01/31 - $15,891 +9% 283 $56   $31,249,403 72
2008/02/01 - $47,648 +200% 253 $188   $31,297,051 73
2008/02/02 - $71,683 +50% 253 $283   $31,368,734 74
2008/02/03 - $23,511 -67% 253 $93   $31,392,245 75
2008/02/04 - $10,991 -53% 253 $43   $31,403,236 76
2008/02/05 - $11,122 +1% 253 $44   $31,414,358 77
2008/02/06 - $10,010 -10% 253 $40   $31,424,368 78
2008/02/07 - $13,637 +36% 253 $54   $31,438,005 79
2008/02/08 - $27,874 +104% 179 $156   $31,465,879 80
2008/02/09 - $42,626 +53% 179 $238   $31,508,505 81
2008/02/10 - $21,063 -51% 179 $118   $31,529,568 82
2008/02/11 - $7,899 -62% 179 $44   $31,537,467 83
2008/02/12 - $7,030 -11% 179 $39   $31,544,497 84
2008/02/13 - $6,927 -1% 179 $39   $31,551,424 85
2008/02/14 - $15,105 +118% 179 $84   $31,566,529 86
2008/02/15 - $11,337 -25% 82 $138   $31,577,866 87
2008/02/16 - $19,436 +71% 82 $237   $31,597,302 88
2008/02/17 - $10,882 -44% 82 $133   $31,608,184 89
2008/02/18 53 $10,536 -3% 82 $128   $31,618,720 90
2008/02/19 - $3,629 -66% 82 $44   $31,622,349 91
2008/02/20 - $3,712 +2% 82 $45   $31,626,061 92
2008/02/21 - $4,463 +20% 82 $54   $31,630,524 93
2008/02/22 - $8,053 +80% 48 $168   $31,638,577 94
2008/02/23 - $11,401 +42% 48 $238   $31,649,978 95
2008/02/24 - $5,113 -55% 48 $107   $31,655,091 96
2008/02/25 - $2,877 -44% 48 $60   $31,657,968 97
2008/02/26 - $2,202 -23% 48 $46   $31,660,170 98
2008/02/27 - $1,934 -12% 48 $40   $31,662,104 99
2008/02/28 - $2,058 +6% 48 $43   $31,664,162 100

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/11/16 13 $3,821,700   2,280 $1,676   $3,821,700 2
2007/11/23 7 $11,382,772 +198% 2,310 $4,928   $15,204,472 9
2007/11/30 7 $6,418,654 -44% 2,310 $2,779   $21,623,126 16
2007/12/07 8 $4,656,665 -27% 2,310 $2,016   $26,279,791 23
2007/12/14 9 $2,741,796 -41% 2,007 $1,366   $29,021,587 30
2007/12/21 21 $773,994 -72% 701 $1,104   $29,795,581 37
2007/12/28 26 $457,523 -41% 262 $1,746   $30,253,104 44
2008/01/04 28 $250,582 -45% 194 $1,292   $30,503,686 51
2008/01/11 33 $180,498 -28% 184 $981   $30,684,184 58
2008/01/18 32 $317,568 +76% 314 $1,011   $31,001,752 65
2008/01/25 35 $247,651 -22% 283 $875   $31,249,403 72
2008/02/01 39 $188,602 -24% 253 $745   $31,438,005 79
2008/02/08 47 $128,524 -32% 179 $718   $31,566,529 86
2008/02/15 59 $63,995 -50% 82 $780   $31,630,524 93
2008/02/22 67 $33,638 -47% 48 $701   $31,664,162 100

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/16/20086334,219 334,219$5,995,889$5,995,8891
3/23/20089237,449-29% 571,668$3,832,427$9,828,3162
3/30/20081074,826-68% 646,494$1,442,645$11,270,9613
4/6/20081072,299-3% 718,793$1,383,803$12,654,7644
4/13/20081448,280-33% 767,073$907,664$13,562,4285
4/20/20081851,956+8% 819,029$887,408$14,449,8366
4/27/20082436,467-30% 855,496$656,041$15,105,8787
5/4/20082725,142-31% 880,638$451,047$15,556,9258
5/11/20083021,431-15% 902,069$385,544$15,942,4699
11/2/20082032,137 1,136,199$417,460$20,080,93834
5/9/20102029,517 1,297,580$191,565$21,815,583113

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