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Babylon A.D. (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,532,572Details
International Box Office $47,683,925
Worldwide Box Office $70,216,497
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $25,525,296 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $25,525,296
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$45,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 29th, 2008 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: January 6th, 2009 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and some sexuality.
Running Time: 100 minutes
Comparisons: vs. V for Vendetta
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Keywords: End of the World
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Babylon A.D., SAS, Babylon Films, StudioCanal, M6 Films, Canal Plus, Cinecinema
Production Countries: France

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,570 $2,284 Nov 14, 2008 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,767 $3,977 Nov 7, 2008 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,891 $6,577 Oct 31, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,996 $11,473 Oct 24, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,457 $46,998 Oct 17, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,699 $60,290 Oct 10, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,748 $102,555 Oct 3, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,608 $226,208 Sep 26, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,188 $754,936 Sep 19, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,942 $1,864,585 Sep 12, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,468 $4,180,570 Sep 5, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,912 $9,484,627 Aug 29, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 406 3,390 Aug 29, 2008 3

Cast

   Thoorop
Melanie Thierry    Aurora
Michelle Yeoh    Sister Rebecca
Lambert Wilson    Dr. Arthur Darquandier
Mark Strong    Finn
Jerome Le Banner    Killa
Charlotte Rampling    Neolite Priestess
Gerard Depardieu    Gorsky

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Mathieu Kassovitz
Screenwriter    Eric Besnard
Based on the novel "Babylon Babies"    Maurice G. Dantec
Producer    Ilan Goldman
Cinematographer    Thierry Arbogast
Editor    Benjamin Weill
Composer    Atli Orvarsson
Production Designer    Sonja Klaus
Production Designer    Paul Cross
Supervising Art Director    John King
Set Decorator    Francesca Cross
Set Decorator    Michel Pages
Costume Designer    Chattoune Fab
Sound Mixer    John Rodda
Sound Designer    Nicolas Becker
Supervising Sound Editor    Ken Yasumoto
Re-recording Mixer    Ken Yasumoto
Re-recording Mixer    Francois-Joseph Hors
Visual Effects Supervisor    Stephane Ceretti
Visual Effects Designer    Buf Compagnie
Stunt Coordinator    Bob Brown
Fight Choreographer    Alain Figlarz
Associate Producer    Benoit Jaubert
Assistant Director    Charlie Watson
Assistant Director    Kieron Phipps
Casting Director    Jina Jay

DVD Sales - Express Runs to the Top

January 19th, 2009

The new releases overwhelmed the sales chart this week taking the top four places, and six of the top ten, and nine of the top thirty. This includes the new number one film, Pineapple Express, which opened in first place with 1.48 million units sold and $31.39 million in revenue. More...

DVD Rentals - New Releases Dominate First Full Week of New Year

January 19th, 2009

New releases took the top four spots on the rental chart this week, just as they did on the sales chart, and they did it mostly in the same order. Pineapple Express led the way with about 16% more rentals than second place Righteous Kill. More...

DVD Releases for January 6, 2009

January 6th, 2009

The new year starts off like most on the home market, rather weak. There are few first run releases coming out this week, most of which are terrible. We do have one top-notch release though, Duckman - Season Three and Four, which is clearly the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

International Details - Number One is Number Six

November 3rd, 2008

Public Enemy Number One Part 1 opened in first place in France with $5.66 million on 489 screens. Adding in a couple of smaller markets and it pulled in $5.80 million on 527 screens in 3 markets over the weekend, landing in sixth place internationally. More...

International Details - Updates and More

October 19th, 2008

First some updates on Wednesday's numbers. Due to Columbus Day, we were relying on studio estimates instead of final numbers, and while they were mostly accurate, they were not entirely accurate. The Russia film, Admiral (Koltchak), did indeed top the charts with $12.51 million on 1,223 screens in 2 markets over the weekend and $13.31 million in total. Meanwhile, Eagle Eye added $10.88 million on 3,030 screens in 38 markets for a still early total of $29.41 million. Mamma Mia! continues its quest for $400 million with $8.37 million on 3,713 screens in 46 markets for a total of $390.72 million. These three films were very close to the original figures, however, the rest of the top five was different than originally reported, starting with... More...

International Details - United Germany Lifts Teutonic Offering

October 12th, 2008

German Unification Day helped The Baader Meinhof Complex grow by 10% as it remained in second place in Germany with $4.82 million on 594 screens for a total of $10.99 million after two weeks. Adding in two smaller markets and the film made $5.35 million on 660 screens in 3 markets for a total of $12.06 million. More...

International Details - Eye on the Prize

October 5th, 2008

Eagle Eye opened in sixth place on the international chart with $4.51 million on 1,124 screens in 13 markets, much of that coming from two markets: Australia and Mexico. In the former it made $1.42 million on 231 screens while in the latter it made just a hair under $900,000 on 350 screens. In both markets the film finished in second place, while it opens in major markets every week until the end of October, while it doesn't end its run until early next year. More...

International Details - Mummy Still Rules

September 28th, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor fell more than 50% this past weekend down to $4.24 million on 2905 screens in 46 markets for a total of $276.19 million internationally. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but added $1.36 million on 361 screens during its second weekend in Australia for a total of $5.13 million. More...

International Details - Journey on the International Box Office

September 21st, 2008

Journey To The Centre of the Earth opened in first place in Australia by a huge margin with $2.87 million on 362 screens, more than four times its nearest competitor. Overall the film made $6.41 million on 1417 screens in 27 markets for a total of $57.65 million, with a few smaller openings from now till its debut in Japan at the end of October. More...

International Details - Wanted Still in Demand

September 14th, 2008

Wanted failed to reach first place during its opening in Germany, but still rose dramatically earning sixth internationally with $6.13 million on 1590 screens in 29 markets for a total of $147.68 million. In Germany is finished in second place behind The Dark Knight's third weekend of release earning $3.18 million on 444 screens, which is still impressive. Next up is Spain this weekend, while it opens wide in Japan next weekend and China early in October. More...

Box Office in Dangerous Territory

September 8th, 2008

After the summer comes the fall, which was certainly true this past weekend. Bangkok Dangerous and rest of the market only pulled in just $68 million over the weekend, which is 45% lower than last weekend. However, while that's a huge drop-off, more importantly it is nearly 15% lower than the same weekend last year and the ninth weakest weekend since 2000, and worst weekend in five years. Year-to-date, 2008 is now behind 2007 by just over 1% at $6.75 billion to $6.82 billion, but hopefully it will bounce back next weekend. I can't imagine it will be worse. More...

Bangkok Dangerous Leads a Weak First Fall Weekend

September 7th, 2008

With the Summer season over, Hollywood started the Fall with a soft weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Bangkok Dangerous is expected to win the weekend with an estimated $7.8 million, just ahead of Tropic Thunder's $7.5 million, in its fourth weekend in release. The last time no movie topped $10 million in a weekend was April, 2007 when Disturbia topped the charts with a shade over $9 million. To find a number one movie that earned less than $8 million, one has to go back exactly five years, to September, 2003, when Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star topped with just $6.66 million. More...

International Details - Zohan Messes with the International Box Office

September 7th, 2008

You Don't Mess With The Zohan slipped out of the top five with $7.96 million on 2296 screens in 33 markets for a total of $69.53 million internationally, which is more than Adam Sandler's previous film made in total internationally. This week the film opened in France landing in 10th place with just $816,000, but it was playing on just 171 screens. On the other hand, it added $1.66 million on 335 screens in Spain for a two-week total of $6.45 million. More...

Contest - A.D.K. - Winning Announcement

September 3rd, 2008

The winner of our A.D.K. contest were determined and they are... More...

Summer's Stormy End

September 2nd, 2008

The Dark Knight did what few films in the past decade were able to do, lead the box office charts for four weeks in a row. Now Tropic Thunder is one weekend away from tying that mark. However, it was able to win this weekend thanks to weakness in the new releases, which caused the box office to slump. From Friday to Sunday the industry brought in $98 million, which was 8% lower than last weekend and 17% lower than the same weekend last year. Over four days, $124 million was earned, which was again 17% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 fell further behind $6.67 billion to $6.73 billion, but that is still less than a 1% difference and certainly not an insurmountable lead. More...

International Details - Hell Pulls in the Gold

August 31st, 2008

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army returned to the international chart in sixth place with $7.20 million on 828 screens in 14 markets for a total of $32.93 million. Of that weekend haul, $5.45 million was earned on 464 screens in the U.K., where it topped the charts this past weekend. Compared to the original, this film has made more domestically and more worldwide, while it is nearing its international total with openings in Australia, Spain, Brazil, Germany, France, and other markets left ahead of it. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of August 29, 2008

August 30th, 2008

Summer ends with a lot of second-tier releases. The only movie that is earning reviews that are above the horrible level is Traitor. It is also the only film with an Official Site that is worth recognizing with the Weekly Website Award. More...

Laborious Weekend for New Releases

August 28th, 2008

Labor Day long weekend is the final weekend of summer, but far from ending on a high note, it is arguably the slowest long weekend of the year. And this year it looks to be no different, at least in terms of box office numbers. In terms of new releases, well, that's a another story with four movies opening wide, and another expanding wide. It is very unlikely that they will all succeed; in fact, it is more likely that they will all bomb. This makes it very difficult to predict which new release will come out on top, if any do. More...

Contest - A.D.K.

August 22nd, 2008

It's another A.D.K. weekend, that's After The Dark Knight, and it is really hard to get excited about any of the new releases, even if it is just to pick a target film. In the end we went with Babylon A.D., which is by far the widest release of the week, but there's no guarantee that it will be the number one film next weekend. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Babylon A.D.. 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 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour on DVD, Camp Rock on DVD, Affinity on DVD, and Lobster Tale on DVD. 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 Affinity on DVD, and Lobster Tale on DVD, as well as The Blue Elephant on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2008 Preview: August

August 1st, 2008

Summer usually comes screeching to a halt early in August, usually by the second weekend in August. However, this year we could have a $100 million hit opening each of the first three weeks. Or we could have no $100 million hits opening during the whole month. On the other end, there are a number of releases that probably looked good on paper, but failed to live up to their potential, not to mention a few that could not have looked good, even on paper. (I'm looking at you, Disaster Movie.) More...

New Movie US Release Dates - November 11, 2007

November 11th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Rocker, Babylon A.D., The Taking of Pelham 123 and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - February 11, 2007

February 11th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Indiana Jones 4, The Mummy 3, Hellboy 2 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
2008/08/29 2 $9,484,627   3,390 $2,798   $9,484,627 3
2008/09/05 6 $4,180,570 -56% 3,425 $1,221   $17,378,536 10
2008/09/12 11 $1,864,585 -55% 2,062 $904   $20,415,057 17
2008/09/19 19 $754,936 -60% 1,013 $745   $21,709,956 24
2008/09/26 28 $226,208 -70% 423 $535   $22,165,980 31
2008/10/03 38 $102,555 -55% 155 $662   $22,333,252 38
2008/10/10 43 $60,290 -41% 90 $670   $22,422,004 45
2008/10/17 46 $46,998 -22% 86 $546   $22,489,779 52
2008/10/24 76 $11,473 -76% 33 $348   $22,510,705 59
2008/10/31 91 $6,577 -43% 21 $313   $22,520,843 66
2008/11/07 97 $3,977 -40% 12 $331   $22,527,653 73
2008/11/14 101 $2,284 -43% 9 $254   $22,531,698 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/29 1 $3,120,314   3,390 $920   $3,120,314 1
2008/08/30 2 $3,354,655 +8% 3,390 $990   $6,474,969 2
2008/08/31 3 $3,009,658 -10% 3,390 $888   $9,484,627 3
2008/09/01 4 $2,056,944 -32% 3,390 $607   $11,541,571 4
2008/09/02 2 $669,620 -67% 3,390 $198   $12,211,191 5
2008/09/03 3 $516,263 -23% 3,390 $152   $12,727,454 6
2008/09/04 3 $470,512 -9% 3,390 $139   $13,197,966 7
2008/09/05 6 $1,238,175 +163% 3,425 $362   $14,436,141 8
2008/09/06 6 $1,849,169 +49% 3,425 $540   $16,285,310 9
2008/09/07 5 $1,093,226 -41% 3,425 $319   $17,378,536 10
2008/09/08 6 $296,563 -73% 3,425 $87   $17,675,099 11
2008/09/09 7 $327,831 +11% 3,425 $96   $18,002,930 12
2008/09/10 8 $276,877 -16% 3,425 $81   $18,279,807 13
2008/09/11 8 $270,665 -2% 3,425 $79   $18,550,472 14
2008/09/12 12 $518,053 +91% 2,062 $251   $19,068,525 15
2008/09/13 11 $828,098 +60% 2,062 $402   $19,896,623 16
2008/09/14 12 $518,434 -37% 2,062 $251   $20,415,057 17
2008/09/15 12 $136,613 -74% 2,062 $66   $20,551,670 18
2008/09/16 12 $142,793 +5% 2,062 $69   $20,694,463 19
2008/09/17 12 $128,026 -10% 2,062 $62   $20,822,489 20
2008/09/18 12 $132,531 +4% 2,062 $64   $20,955,020 21
2008/09/19 - $207,450 +57% 1,013 $205   $21,162,470 22
2008/09/20 19 $342,960 +65% 1,013 $339   $21,505,430 23
2008/09/21 19 $204,526 -40% 1,013 $202   $21,709,956 24
2008/09/22 - $59,324 -71% 1,013 $59   $21,769,280 25
2008/09/23 - $60,006 +1% 1,013 $59   $21,829,286 26
2008/09/24 - $54,536 -9% 1,013 $54   $21,883,822 27
2008/09/25 - $55,950 +3% 1,013 $55   $21,939,772 28
2008/09/26 - $63,251 +13% 423 $150   $22,003,023 29
2008/09/27 - $101,904 +61% 423 $241   $22,104,927 30
2008/09/28 - $61,053 -40% 423 $144   $22,165,980 31
2008/09/29 - $15,511 -75% 423 $37   $22,181,491 32
2008/09/30 - $17,748 +14% 423 $42   $22,199,239 33
2008/10/01 - $16,861 -5% 423 $40   $22,216,100 34
2008/10/02 - $14,597 -13% 423 $35   $22,230,697 35
2008/10/03 - $30,016 +106% 155 $194   $22,260,713 36
2008/10/04 - $46,246 +54% 155 $298   $22,306,959 37
2008/10/05 - $26,293 -43% 155 $170   $22,333,252 38
2008/10/06 - $6,857 -74% 155 $44   $22,340,109 39
2008/10/07 - $8,233 +20% 155 $53   $22,348,342 40
2008/10/08 - $6,393 -22% 155 $41   $22,354,735 41
2008/10/09 - $6,979 +9% 155 $45   $22,361,714 42
2008/10/10 - $15,625 +124% 90 $174   $22,377,339 43
2008/10/11 - $24,902 +59% 90 $277   $22,402,241 44
2008/10/12 - $19,763 -21% 90 $220   $22,422,004 45
2008/10/13 - $7,822 -60% 90 $87   $22,429,826 46
2008/10/14 - $6,270 -20% 90 $70   $22,436,096 47
2008/10/15 - $3,359 -46% 90 $37   $22,439,455 48
2008/10/16 - $3,326 -1% 90 $37   $22,442,781 49
2008/10/17 - $14,888 +348% 86 $173   $22,457,669 50
2008/10/18 - $20,496 +38% 86 $238   $22,478,165 51
2008/10/19 - $11,614 -43% 86 $135   $22,489,779 52
2008/10/20 - $2,250 -81% 86 $26   $22,492,029 53
2008/10/21 - $2,468 +10% 86 $29   $22,494,497 54
2008/10/22 - $2,487 +1% 86 $29   $22,496,984 55
2008/10/23 - $2,248 -10% 86 $26   $22,499,232 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/29 2 $13,197,966   3,390 $3,893   $13,197,966 7
2008/09/05 6 $5,352,506 -59% 3,425 $1,563   $18,550,472 14
2008/09/12 12 $2,404,548 -55% 2,062 $1,166   $20,955,020 21
2008/09/19 17 $984,752 -59% 1,013 $972   $21,939,772 28
2008/09/26 28 $290,925 -70% 423 $688   $22,230,697 35
2008/10/03 41 $131,017 -55% 155 $845   $22,361,714 42
2008/10/10 48 $81,067 -38% 90 $901   $22,442,781 49
2008/10/17 51 $56,451 -30% 86 $656   $22,499,232 56
2008/10/24 78 $15,034 -73% 33 $456   $22,514,266 63
2008/10/31 92 $9,410 -37% 21 $448   $22,523,676 70
2008/11/07 99 $5,738 -39% 12 $478   $22,529,414 77
2008/11/14 94 $3,158 -45% 9 $351   $22,532,572 84

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/11/20093324,075 324,075$6,682,426$6,682,4261
1/18/200910128,740-60% 452,815$2,717,804$9,400,2312
1/25/20092158,126-55% 510,941$1,214,171$10,614,4023
2/1/20092648,425-17% 559,366$1,005,569$11,619,9714

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