The Book of Life

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,513,449Details
International Box Office $8,600,000
Worldwide Box Office $31,113,449
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THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, 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 incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
79% - Certified Fresh
83% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Theatrical Release: October 17th, 2014 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images.
(Rating bulletin 2333, 7/30/2014)
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Guillermo del Toro


Diego Luna    Manolo Sanchez
Zoe Saldana    Maria
Channing Tatum    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

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Jorge R. Gutierrez
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

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 $2,400,000 +264% 3,133 $766   $22,513,449 8

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/10/17 3 $17,005,218   3,071 $5,537   $17,005,218 3

The Book of Life

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