The Book of Life

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $50,151,544Details
International Box Office $47,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $97,651,544
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,192,991 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $7,000,410 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $15,193,401
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Manolo is a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
82% - Certified Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 17th, 2014 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: April 2nd, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
Video Release: January 27th, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images.
(Rating bulletin 2333, 7/30/2014)
Running Time: 95 minutes
Keywords: Love Triangle, Romance, Gambling, Undead, Underworld, Museum, Mexico, Bullfighting, Voiceover/Narration, Intertitle, Musicians, Singers, Training Montage, Arranged Marriage, Bandits, Father's Footsteps, False Identity
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Guillermo del Toro

Cast

   Manolo Sanchez
   Maria
   Joaquin
Ice Cube    Candle Maker
Ron Perlman    Xibalba
Christina Applegate    Mary Beth
Kate del Castillo    La Muerte
Cheech Marin    Pancho Rodriguez
Placido Domingo    Jorge
Hector Elizondo    Carlos Sanchez
Ana de la Reguera    Carmen Sanchez
Eugenio Derbez    Chato
Gabriel Iglesias    Pepe Rodriguez
Ricardo Sanchez    Pablo Rodriguez
Danny Trejo    Manolo's Grandfather
Dan Navarro    Chakal
Carlos Alazraqui    Maria's Father
Ana de la Reguera    Skeleton Carmen
Grey Delisle    Grandma
Anjelah Johnson-Reyes    Adelita
Tonita Castro    Old Woman La Muerte
Eric Bauza    Father Domingo
Jorge R. Gutierrez    Skeleton Carmelo
Angelica Maria    Sister Ana
Gunnar Sizemore    Ignacio
Ishan Sharma    Sanjay
Trey Bumpass    Goth Kid
Emil-Bastien Bouffard    Young Manolo
Elias Garza    Young Joaquin
Genesis Ochoa    Young Maria

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jorge R. Gutierrez
Screenwriter    Doug Langdale
Producer    Aaron Berger
Producer    Brad Booker
Producer    Guillermo Del Toro
Producer    Carina Schulze
Executive Producer    Aron Warner
Executive Producer    Cary Granat
Executive Producer    Chuck Peil
Composer    Gustavo Santaolalla
Music Supervisor    John Houlihan
Co-Producer    Geoffrey Stott
Co-Producer    Matthew Teevan
Editor    Ahren Shaw
Production Designer    Simon Valdimir Varela
Art Director    Paul J. Sullivan
Sound Designer    Scott Martin Gershin
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Koyama
Re-recording Mixer    Beau Borders
Visual Effects Supervisor    Augusto Schillaci
Head of Animation    Wesley Mandell
Head of Story    Ricardo Curtis
Character Designer    Sandra Equihua
Character Designer    Jorge R. Gutierrez
Associate Producer    Greg Lyons
Associate Producer    Chris Digiovanni
Associate Producer    Heather M. Drummons
Casting Director    Christian Kaplan

DVD Sales: Dracula's Debut Tells an Important Story

February 22nd, 2015

New releases occupied four of the top five spots on the DVD sales chart for the week ending February 8. The top spot went to Dracula Untold, with 237,000 units sold and $4.16 million in consumer spending during its first week of release. With this strong result, I think the odds of this film becoming the first of a franchise have increased.

Second place, just barely, went to The Best of Me, with 227,000 units sold and $3.45 million in consumer spending. The Best of Me edged out John Wick, sending it to third place with 227,000 units sold and $3.44 million in spending.

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Blu-ray Sales: Wick Lights up the Competition

February 22nd, 2015

The Blu-ray sales chart was dominated by two new releases. John Wick led the way with 301,000 units / $6.30 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 57%. The film was an action film with visual style, but not a ton of visual effects, so this is better than expected. More...

DVD Sales: Going Downto(w)n

February 14th, 2015

New releases earned the top four spots on the DVD Sales Chart. Fury led the way in terms of units sold at 355,000 units to 302,000 units over Downton Abbey: Season 5. However, Downton Abbey earned first place in terms of revenue at $7.40 million to $6.20 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Furious Debut

February 14th, 2015

New releases dominated the Blu-ray sales chart, again. There were three new releases in the top three spots, while newcomers earned five of the top six spots. Leading the way was Fury with 432,000 units / $8.80 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 55%, which is great for this type of film. It is an action film, but not a visual effects action film. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 3rd, 2015

February 2nd, 2015

It is a slow week on the home market, and will remain a slow week until the winter blockbusters start coming out. According to Amazon.com, this week the biggest release is John Wick. Granted, the Blu-ray Combo Pack is Pick of the Week material, but the film only made $43 million at the box office, so it likely won't sell a lot on the home market. The other two contenders for Pick of the Week are The Overnighters on DVD or Blu-ray and Dear White People - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray. Are three are worth picking up. The Overnighters is arguably the best, but I love the Film Noir style in John Wick, so I'm awarding that one the Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Book of Life

January 31st, 2015

The Book of Life opened in October and as a family film with a bit of a Halloween flavor to it, I thought it would be a success at the box office. The reviews were certainly great, but it failed to find an audience in theaters. Will it perform better on the home market? Or was there a reason it failed to find an audience in theaters? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 27th, 2015

January 27th, 2015

It is a really bad week for the home market with a lot of filler on the first page of the new releases on Amazon.com. Fury is the biggest release, but there are not enough extras on the DVD or Blu-ray to be a contender for Pick of the Week. The Book of Life, on the other hand, has a loaded DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and is a contender. The only other real contender is The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness on DVD. In the end, I went with The Book of Life. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 3 $4,986,338   3,071 $1,624   $4,986,338 1
2014/10/18 3 $6,913,670 +39% 3,071 $2,251   $11,900,008 2
2014/10/19 2 $5,105,210 -26% 3,071 $1,662   $17,005,218 3
2014/10/20 3 $840,366 -84% 3,071 $274   $17,845,584 4
2014/10/21 5 $948,168 +13% 3,071 $309   $18,793,752 5
2014/10/22 6 $660,932 -30% 3,071 $215   $19,454,684 6
2014/10/23 5 $658,765 n/c 3,071 $215   $20,113,449 7
2014/10/24 6 $2,414,174 +266% 3,113 $776   $22,527,623 8
2014/10/25 5 $4,340,226 +80% 3,113 $1,394   $26,867,849 9
2014/10/26 4 $3,294,871 -24% 3,113 $1,058   $30,162,720 10
2014/10/27 6 $511,681 -84% 3,113 $164   $30,674,401 11
2014/10/28 6 $619,887 +21% 3,113 $199   $31,294,288 12
2014/10/29 6 $460,635 -26% 3,113 $148   $31,754,923 13
2014/10/30 6 $468,872 +2% 3,113 $151   $32,223,795 14
2014/10/31 7 $1,102,028 +135% 2,794 $394   $33,325,823 15
2014/11/01 5 $4,138,775 +276% 2,794 $1,481   $37,464,598 16
2014/11/02 1 $2,965,994 -28% 2,794 $1,062   $40,430,592 17
2014/11/03 7 $464,895 -84% 2,794 $166   $40,895,487 18
2014/11/04 7 $864,904 +86% 2,794 $310   $41,760,391 19
2014/11/05 8 $335,504 -61% 2,794 $120   $42,095,895 20
2014/11/06 9 $319,030 -5% 2,794 $114   $42,414,925 21
2014/11/07 11 $655,306 +105% 2,166 $303   $43,070,231 22
2014/11/08 10 $1,219,490 +86% 2,166 $563   $44,289,721 23
2014/11/09 10 $879,207 -28% 2,166 $406   $45,168,928 24
2014/11/10 10 $295,951 -66% 2,166 $137   $45,464,879 25
2014/11/11 9 $703,024 +138% 2,166 $325   $46,167,903 26
2014/11/12 12 $110,393 -84% 2,166 $51   $46,278,296 27
2014/11/13 12 $110,273 n/c 2,166 $51   $46,388,569 28
2014/11/14 - $190,998 +73% 1,006 $190   $46,579,567 29
2014/11/15 - $431,678 +126% 1,006 $429   $47,011,245 30
2014/11/16 - $341,271 -21% 1,006 $339   $47,352,516 31
2014/11/17 - $47,910 -86% 1,006 $48   $47,400,426 32
2014/11/18 - $50,156 +5% 1,006 $50   $47,450,582 33
2014/11/19 - $43,840 -13% 1,006 $44   $47,494,422 34
2014/11/20 - $37,988 -13% 1,006 $38   $47,532,410 35
2014/11/21 - $73,690 +94% 438 $168   $47,606,100 36
2014/11/22 17 $171,231 +132% 438 $391   $47,777,331 37
2014/11/23 - $134,961 -21% 438 $308   $47,912,292 38
2014/11/24 15 $60,307 -55% 438 $138   $47,972,599 39
2014/11/25 15 $73,741 +22% 438 $168   $48,046,340 40
2014/11/26 - $51,120 -31% 249 $205   $48,097,460 41
2014/11/27 - $25,987 -49% 249 $104   $48,123,447 42
2014/11/28 - $90,079 +247% 279 $323   $48,213,526 43
2014/11/29 - $95,396 +6% 279 $342   $48,308,922 44
2014/11/30 - $58,022 -39% 279 $208   $48,366,944 45
2014/12/01 - $10,478 -82% 279 $38   $48,377,422 46
2014/12/02 - $9,481 -10% 279 $34   $48,386,903 47
2014/12/03 - $8,384 -12% 279 $30   $48,395,287 48
2014/12/04 - $10,076 +20% 279 $36   $48,405,363 49
2014/12/05 - $28,486 +183% 245 $116   $48,433,849 50
2014/12/06 - $67,180 +136% 245 $274   $48,501,029 51
2014/12/07 - $47,616 -29% 245 $194   $48,548,645 52
2014/12/08 - $7,657 -84% 245 $31   $48,556,302 53
2014/12/09 - $9,366 +22% 245 $38   $48,565,668 54
2014/12/10 - $8,212 -12% 245 $34   $48,573,880 55
2014/12/11 - $8,539 +4% 245 $35   $48,582,419 56
2014/12/12 - $34,996 +310% 228 $153   $48,617,415 57
2014/12/13 - $78,157 +123% 228 $343   $48,695,572 58
2014/12/14 - $54,565 -30% 228 $239   $48,750,137 59
2014/12/15 - $11,214 -79% 228 $49   $48,761,351 60
2014/12/16 - $14,307 +28% 228 $63   $48,775,658 61
2014/12/17 - $11,612 -19% 228 $51   $48,787,270 62
2014/12/18 - $12,912 +11% 207 $62   $48,800,182 63
2014/12/19 - $25,133 +95% 173 $145   $48,825,315 64
2014/12/20 - $46,662 +86% 173 $270   $48,871,977 65
2014/12/21 - $42,171 -10% 173 $244   $48,914,148 66
2014/12/22 - $28,830 -32% 173 $167   $48,942,978 67
2014/12/23 - $33,864 +17% 173 $196   $48,976,842 68
2014/12/24 - $14,599 -57% 173 $84   $48,991,441 69
2014/12/25 - $33,065 +126% 148 $223   $49,024,506 70
2014/12/26 - $52,145 +58% 148 $352   $49,076,651 71
2014/12/27 - $65,579 +26% 148 $443   $49,142,230 72
2014/12/28 - $55,679 -15% 148 $376   $49,197,909 73
2014/12/29 - $39,665 -29% 148 $268   $49,237,574 74
2014/12/30 - $51,664 +30% 148 $349   $49,289,238 75
2014/12/31 - $33,862 -34% 148 $229   $49,323,100 76
2015/01/01 - $67,338 +99% 148 $455   $49,390,438 77
2015/01/02 - $58,239 -14% 134 $435   $49,448,677 78
2015/01/03 - $68,926 +18% 134 $514   $49,517,603 79
2015/01/04 - $46,528 -32% 134 $347   $49,564,131 80
2015/01/05 - $16,028 -66% 134 $120   $49,580,159 81
2015/01/06 - $10,874 -32% 134 $81   $49,591,033 82
2015/01/07 - $10,376 -5% 134 $77   $49,601,409 83
2015/01/08 - $10,556 +2% 134 $79   $49,611,965 84
2015/01/09 - $23,637 +124% 122 $194   $49,635,602 85
2015/01/10 - $57,562 +144% 122 $472   $49,693,164 86
2015/01/11 - $42,143 -27% 122 $345   $49,735,307 87
2015/01/12 - $6,414 -85% 122 $53   $49,741,721 88
2015/01/13 - $7,336 +14% 122 $60   $49,749,057 89
2015/01/14 - $7,603 +4% 122 $62   $49,756,660 90
2015/01/15 - $7,450 -2% 122 $61   $49,764,110 91
2015/01/16 - $18,086 +143% 96 $188   $49,782,196 92
2015/01/17 - $46,135 +155% 96 $481   $49,828,331 93
2015/01/18 - $36,618 -21% 96 $381   $49,864,949 94
2015/01/19 - $37,951 +4% 96 $395   $49,902,900 95
2015/01/20 - $6,708 -82% 96 $70   $49,909,608 96
2015/01/21 - $4,893 -27% 96 $51   $49,914,501 97
2015/01/22 - $4,811 -2% 96 $50   $49,919,312 98
2015/01/23 - $14,968 +211% 90 $166   $49,934,280 99
2015/01/24 - $37,918 +153% 90 $421   $49,972,198 100
2015/01/25 - $28,120 -26% 90 $312   $50,000,318 101
2015/01/26 - $3,927 -86% 90 $44   $50,004,245 102
2015/01/27 - $4,705 +20% 90 $52   $50,008,950 103
2015/01/28 - $3,910 -17% 90 $43   $50,012,860 104
2015/01/29 - $3,979 +2% 90 $44   $50,016,839 105
2015/01/30 - $12,253 +208% 74 $166   $50,029,092 106
2015/01/31 - $30,188 +146% 74 $408   $50,059,280 107
2015/02/01 - $14,379 -52% 74 $194   $50,073,659 108
2015/02/02 - $3,210 -78% 74 $43   $50,076,869 109
2015/02/03 - $3,324 +4% 74 $45   $50,080,193 110
2015/02/04 - $3,044 -8% 74 $41   $50,083,237 111
2015/02/05 - $2,875 -6% 74 $39   $50,086,112 112

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 3 $17,005,218   3,071 $5,537   $17,005,218 3
2014/10/24 5 $10,049,271 -41% 3,113 $3,228   $30,162,720 10
2014/10/31 5 $8,206,797 -18% 2,794 $2,937   $40,430,592 17
2014/11/07 10 $2,754,003 -66% 2,166 $1,271   $45,168,928 24
2014/11/14 16 $963,947 -65% 1,006 $958   $47,352,516 31
2014/11/21 21 $379,882 -61% 438 $867   $47,912,292 38
2014/11/28 25 $243,497 -36% 279 $873   $48,366,944 45
2014/12/05 30 $143,282 -41% 245 $585   $48,548,645 52
2014/12/12 27 $167,718 +17% 228 $736   $48,750,137 59
2014/12/19 28 $113,966 -32% 173 $659   $48,914,148 66
2014/12/26 32 $173,403 +52% 148 $1,172   $49,197,909 73
2015/01/02 33 $173,693 n/c 134 $1,296   $49,564,131 80
2015/01/09 34 $123,342 -29% 122 $1,011   $49,735,307 87
2015/01/16 40 $100,839 -18% 96 $1,050   $49,864,949 94
2015/01/23 40 $81,006 -20% 90 $900   $50,000,318 101
2015/01/30 46 $56,820 -30% 74 $768   $50,073,659 108
2015/02/06 58 $37,296 -34% 57 $654   $50,123,408 115
2015/02/13 70 $9,936 -73% 19 $523   $50,142,646 122
2015/02/20 72 $3,190 -68% 12 $266   $50,150,619 129

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 4/2/2015 $1,134 64 196 566 $419,803 4/24/2015
 
Rest of World $47,080,197
 
International Total$47,500,000 4/24/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/1/20154173,693 173,693$2,770,403$2,770,4031
2/8/20154112,112-35% 285,805$1,161,480$3,931,8842
2/15/2015684,224-25% 370,029$1,306,314$5,238,1983
2/22/20151441,576-51% 411,605$827,362$6,065,5604
3/1/20151724,655-41% 436,260$487,429$6,552,9905
3/8/20152017,125-31% 453,385$256,704$6,809,6936
3/15/20152420,735+21% 474,120$318,697$7,128,3907
4/5/20152831,219 523,857$316,873$7,740,25910

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/1/20152143,495 143,495$2,868,459$2,868,4591
2/8/2015366,828-53% 210,323$1,347,262$4,215,7212
2/15/20151038,204-43% 248,527$872,200$5,087,9213
2/22/20151221,343-44% 269,871$488,760$5,576,6814
3/1/20151313,226-38% 283,096$305,777$5,882,4585
3/8/2015206,554-50% 289,650$159,645$6,042,1036
3/15/2015199,858+50% 299,507$204,645$6,246,7487

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The Book of Life