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Birth (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,005,899Details
International Box Office $9,597,102Details
Worldwide Box Office $14,603,001
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 29th, 2004 (Limited) by New Line
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality
Comparisons: vs. Room
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Keywords: Reincarnation
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Halloween (Opening, 3-Day) 27 $1,705,577 Oct 29, 2004 3
Halloween (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 27 $2,375,723 Oct 29, 2004 3


Cameron Bright    Young Boy/Sean
Danny Huston    Joseph
Lauren Bacall    Eleanor
Arliss Howard    Bob
Anne Heche    Clara
Peter Stormare    Clifford
Ted Levine    Mr. Conte

Slow Dancing to $100 million

May 8th, 2005

Golden Week helped Shall We Dance? climb 19% to $2,250,195 for the weekend and $7,270,348 during its run. The film now has $90.3 million internationally and could break $100 million if it continues to show strong legs in Japan. More...

Meeting Expectations

April 30th, 2005

As expected, Meet the Fockers was the top draw at the home market, earning the trifecta in the process. The film took in $10.46 million in DVD rentals as well as $1.86 million in VHS rentals. The movie also sold 3 million combined in DVD and VHS units on its opening day alone, one of the better sellers of the year. More...

DVD Releases for April 19, 2005

April 18th, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases, classics and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. This week's selections are not as strong as last week, which is good since I still have more than three dozen DVDs sets I haven't had time to watch yet, (more than 6 dozen if you count individual DVDs.) So I should really cut back on my DVD purchases till I catch up. But while the selection on a whole was weak, the DVD pick of the week is top notch, That 70s Show - The Complete Second Season - Buy from Amazon. More...

Baby Takes Fifth in Close Race

March 20th, 2005

After gathering in all the data the winner for the race for fifth place is Million Dollar Baby, I think. It would need to lost more than 40% from last week's total and that's not taking into account its openings in South Korea at $1,515,672 and second place, its $110,000, third place debut in Finland, $86,000 in Russia, $50,000, second place debut in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, exact weekend totals are unknown but it is estimated at $6 million raising its international total to $43 million so far. More...

Swimming with Sharks

March 13th, 2005

Shark Tale finished its international run with a second place $2.08 million opening in Japan on 485 screens. Its $4,296 per screen average it quite low for the market and generally means the film won't have the usual legs films in Japan have. The film performed much better in Italy where it finished first again with $3.0 million, down just 23% during its sophomore stint. Overall it took in $5.2 million to raise its international total to $181 million, but without any more openings it might struggle to hit $200 million. More...

The Aviator Soars Higher than Before

March 6th, 2005

The Aviator beat weekend estimates by a substantial margin leading to a $5.9 million box office on 3000 screens in 34 markets. The multi-Oscar winning movie has hit $86.2 million internationally and will cross $200 million worldwide before too long. The film dropped a spot to fifth place in South Korea with $834,660 for the week and slipped to second in Australia with $798,000. The only market the film opened it was Argentina, where it easily took top spot with $232,000. More...

Good Great on Per Theatre Redux

January 11th, 2005

Four of last week's five films in the $10,000 club managed to repeat that feat this week with In Good Company continuing its reign on the charts. The film, which opens wide this week, dropped a mere 5% at the box office earning an average of $48,050 in three theatres. Well back at $17,619 was Million Dollar Baby, which did an amazing job holding onto its per theatre average despite increasing its theatre count from just 9 to 109. On the other hand, The Merchant of Venice dropped almost 30% to $12,237 even though its theatre count was unchanged. Another film holding up well despite massive gains in its theatre count was Hotel Rwanda with $11,155 on average in 105 theatres. Rounding out the $10,000 club was the only new wide release this weekend, White Noise with $10,665. More...

New and Old Mix for Limited Releases

January 7th, 2005

Just a pair of new openings on the limited release front, but there are also a few more films expanding wider tonight as well. More...

International Box Office Stolen!

December 22nd, 2004

For the first time in many weeks there was a real race for top spot on the international charts, also, for the first time in many weeks The Incredibles didn't win that race. Boosted by debuts in 22 additional markets, Ocean's Twelve took top spot with $28.9 million on 3900 screens in 27 markets for a early total of $35.2 million. Compared to the original the results are mixed. IN many places it is a lot lower when compared in local currency, but thanks to the Dollar's extended losing streak, it's much higher in American funds. For instance, the film opened in first place in France with 5.7 million Euros, down 16% from its predecessor, however, that's $7.5 million in American funds, a increase of 28%. Other highlights include $5.3 million in Germany, $3.5 million in Spain, $2.2 million in Italy and $1.4 million in both Holland and Switzerland and just shy of $1 million in Sweden. The film remained in first place in Australia despite dropping 50% at the box office to just $1.8 million. More...

Sideways is Golden

December 14th, 2004

Golden Globe Nominations were announced on Monday and as with the IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Sideways lead the pack with 7 nominations. This does not mean it is the favorite in any particular category, but it does help its chances of taking home some hardware on January 16th. More...

Dwarves Tower Above All

November 10th, 2004

It's a rare feat for a non-Hollywood film to top the international charts, but that's just what the German spoof, Seven Dwarfs, did this week. Playing in just three markets the film took in $10.6 million on under 1,000 screens. In its home market of Germany the film eased just 19% to $9.2 million; the result was not quite as good in Austria where it dropped a respectable 30% to $915,000, but it was in Switzerland where it shined - increasing 4% to $500,000. Overall the film has now made $29.0 million so far but the real test comes with increased competition from holiday fare and the ability to find an audience in non-German speaking markets. More...

Limited View on Love

October 29th, 2004

It's a relatively slow week on the limited release front with just three films on the list. It could be a case of Halloween, and Tuesday's election, scaring off some competition. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 22 - October 28

October 28th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Kung Fu Hustle - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for September 10 - September 16

September 16th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Shaun of the Dead - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/29 12 $1,705,577   550 $3,101   $1,705,577 3
2004/11/05 11 $1,312,896 -23% 550 $2,387   $3,686,096 10
2004/11/12 21 $322,762 -75% 305 $1,058   $4,432,462 17
2004/11/19 36 $63,324 -80% 75 $844   $4,612,578 24
2004/11/26 56 $24,623 -61% 28 $879   $4,661,214 31
2004/12/03 41 $51,318 +108% 78 $658   $4,722,797 38
2004/12/10 58 $12,007 -77% 55 $218   $4,751,544 45
2004/12/17 81 $2,228 -81% 21 $106   $4,760,168 52
2004/12/24 79 $778 -65% 10 $78   $4,762,244 59
2004/12/31 92 $413 -47% 5 $83   $4,763,525 66
2005/01/07 28 $242,185 +58,540% 453 $535   $5,005,883 73

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/29 12 $2,373,200   550 $4,315   $2,373,200 7
2004/11/05 11 $1,736,500 -27% 550 $3,157   $4,109,700 14
2004/11/12 21 $439,554 -75% 305 $1,441   $4,549,254 21
2004/11/19 39 $87,337 -80% 75 $1,164   $4,636,591 28
2004/11/26 53 $34,888 -60% 28 $1,246   $4,671,479 35
2004/12/03 41 $68,058 +95% 78 $873   $4,739,537 42
2004/12/10 52 $18,403 -73% 55 $335   $4,757,940 49
2004/12/17 77 $3,526 -81% 21 $168   $4,761,466 56
2004/12/24 75 $1,646 -53% 10 $165   $4,763,112 63
2004/12/31 88 $586 -64% 5 $117   $4,763,698 70
2005/01/07 30 $242,201 +41,231% 453 $535   $5,005,899 77

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