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The Babadook (2014)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $950,792Details
International Box Office $6,531,595
Worldwide Box Office $7,482,387
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,039,963 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $633,416 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $1,673,379
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her 'out of control' 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel's dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.When a disturbing storybook called 'The Babadook' turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he's been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son's behaviour, is forced to medicate him.But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 28th, 2014 (Limited) by IFC Midnight
Video Release: April 14th, 2015 by Shout Factory
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Single Parent, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Widow/Widower, Surprise Twist, Night Terrors, Monster
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Screen Australia, Causeway Films, South Australian Film Corp., Smoking Gun Productions, Entertainment One
Production Countries: Australia

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,785 $2,443 Feb 27, 2015 94
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,207 $5,503 Feb 13, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,521 $6,393 Feb 6, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,856 $7,016 Jan 30, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,723 $18,450 Jan 23, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,841 $28,800 Jan 16, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,993 $43,330 Jan 9, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,043 $72,244 Jan 2, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,712 $61,016 Dec 26, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,842 $103,486 Dec 19, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,109 $134,473 Dec 12, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,964 $78,102 Dec 5, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,623 $30,007 Nov 28, 2014 3

Cast

Essie Davis    Amelia
Noah Wideman    Samuel
Hayley McElhinney    Claire
Daniel Henshall    Robbie
Barbara West    Mrs. Roach
Ben Winspear    Oskar
Jacqy Phillips    Beverly
Bridget Walters    Norma
Tony Mack    Principal
Carmel Johnson    Teacher

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jennifer Kent
Producer    Kristina Ceyton
Producer    Kristian Moliere
Executive Producer    Jonathan Page
Executive Producer    Michael Tear
Executive Producer    Jan Chapman
Executive Producer    Jeff Harrison
Line Producer    Julie Byrne
Director of Photography    Radek Ladczuk
Production Designer    Alex Holmes
Costume Designer    Heather Wallace
Editor    Simon Njoo
Sound Designer    Frank Lipson
Composer    Jed Kurzel
Casting Director    Nikki Barrett

Home Market Numbers: Babadook vs. Bunny

May 15th, 2015

The Babadook

It was another bad week on the home market with almost no first-run releases on the Blu-ray sales chart. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death was the closest we had to a first-run release, while both Batman vs. Robin and The Babadook outsold it. This wasn't enough to keep pace with last week and the Blu-ray sales fell 19% in terms of units and 10% in terms of revenue. This week last year was Easter, so it should come as no surprise that the home market was much stronger last year. Blu-ray sales fell 76% in terms of units and 71% in terms of revenue. That's painful, but not unexpected. DVDs sales were down by roughly the same amount, so the overall Blu-ray share remained at 34%. More...

DVD Sales: Five Armies Completes Three Weeks on Top

May 15th, 2015

None of the new releases were able to top the DVD sales chart leaving The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in first place with 73,000 units / $1.10 million over the week for a total of 1.13 million units / $16.92 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Batman vs. Holdovers

May 15th, 2015

It was a bad week on the home market and none of the new releases sold more than 100,000 units on the Blu-ray sales chart. This includes the new number one release, Batman vs. Robin, which only sold 80,000 units / $1.34 million. This is much better than it performed on DVD and its opening week Blu-ray share was 65%. More...

Home Market Numbers: Home Market Crashes Back to Earth

April 27th, 2015

Last week, the home market was boosted by Easter, but this week, the home market returned to Earth. It returned to Earth and crashed through the crust and halfway to the mantle. With no new releases in the top ten on the Blu-ray chart, while Interstellar had no legs on top. Overall, the Blu-ray market was down 66% in terms of units and 60% in terms of revenue when compared to last week. When compared to last year it was even worse down 66% in terms of both units and revenue. DVDs also fell, but were a lot stronger than Blu-ray were this week and the overall Blu-ray share slipped to 34%. That's really bad. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 14, 2015

April 14th, 2015

It is a slow week on the home market. It is a really slow week on the home market. This should have helped me get caught up on all of the late screeners that arrived, but on Saturday I had a coughing fit and heard a loud crack in my ribs. It hurt so much that I couldn't even type. I'm feeling much better now. As for this week's releases, there are none that will likely be huge sellers, but The Babadook on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack is the best and the best-selling, at least according to Amazon.com. It is also the Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Imitation Scores Game-Winning Goal

December 3rd, 2014

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The Imitation Game led the way on the per theater chart with an incredible average of $119,838 in four theaters. This is the second best per theater average of the year, behind only The Grand Budapest Hotel. Second place went to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, with an average of $13,725 during its sophomore stint. The final film in the $10,000 is The Babadook, which earned an average of $10,002 in three theaters.

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Limited Releases: The Real Deal

November 28th, 2014

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It isn't a terribly busy week for limited releases, but there are a few earning great reviews. The Babadook is earning the best reviews on this week's list, but it is a horror film, so its box office chances are minimal. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is also earning excellent reviews, but documentaries rarely find an audience outside of art house theaters. That leaves The Imitation Game as the likely winner on the Per Theater Chart. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/28 41 $30,007   3 $10,002   $30,007 3
2014/12/05 35 $78,102 +160% 23 $3,396   $123,926 10
2014/12/12 31 $134,473 +72% 80 $1,681   $302,306 17
2014/12/19 31 $103,486 -23% 79 $1,310   $480,326 24
2014/12/26 38 $61,016 -41% 66 $924   $608,103 31
2015/01/02 41 $72,244 +18% 59 $1,224   $742,092 38
2015/01/09 45 $43,330 -40% 55 $788   $815,331 45
2015/01/16 51 $28,800 -34% 40 $720   $864,892 52
2015/01/23 61 $18,450 -36% 30 $615   $900,140 59
2015/01/30 67 $7,016 -62% 20 $351   $913,720 66
2015/02/06 71 $6,393 -9% 10 $639   $924,279 73
2015/02/13 77 $5,503 -14% 11 $500   $933,117 80
2015/02/27 83 $2,443   6 $407   $947,169 94

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/28 42 $45,824   3 $15,275   $45,824 7
2014/12/05 33 $122,009 +166% 23 $5,305   $167,833 14
2014/12/12 30 $209,007 +71% 80 $2,613   $376,840 21
2014/12/19 38 $170,247 -19% 79 $2,155   $547,087 28
2014/12/26 39 $116,901 -31% 66 $1,771   $663,988 35
2015/01/02 40 $102,153 -13% 59 $1,731   $772,001 42
2015/01/09 44 $64,091 -37% 55 $1,165   $836,092 49
2015/01/16 50 $45,598 -29% 40 $1,140   $881,690 56
2015/01/23 61 $24,517 -46% 30 $817   $906,207 63
2015/01/30 68 $11,182 -54% 20 $559   $917,886 70
2015/02/06 73 $9,728 -13% 10 $973   $927,614 77
2015/02/13 79 $7,523 -23% 11 $684   $935,137 84
2015/02/20 73 $9,589 +27% 12 $799   $944,726 91
2015/02/27 90 $4,914 -49% 6 $819   $949,640 98
2015/03/06 102 $1,152 -77% 2 $576   $950,792 105

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/19/20151037,488 37,488$374,505$374,5051
4/26/20151917,306-54% 54,794$172,887$547,3922

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/19/2015423,721 23,721$355,584$355,5841

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