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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,046,156Details
International Box Office $35,037,247
Worldwide Box Office $44,083,403
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,395,116 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $12,395,116
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,500,000
Domestic Releases: November 7th, 2008 (Limited) by Miramax
Video Release: March 10th, 2009 by Miramax Video, released as Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some mature thematic material involving the Holocaust.
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Keywords: World War II
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Heyday Films

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,534 $35,357 Jan 16, 2009 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,512 $58,205 Jan 9, 2009 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,399 $95,845 Jan 2, 2009 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,873 $87,901 Dec 26, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,203 $274,481 Dec 19, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,948 $685,465 Dec 12, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,197 $1,031,036 Dec 5, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,348 $1,696,187 Nov 28, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,095 $1,647,514 Nov 21, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,644 $474,390 Nov 14, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,321 $253,085 Nov 7, 2008 3

Cast

   Mother
   Father
   Lt. Kotler
   Pavel
   Bruno
   Shmuel
Amber Beattie    Gretel
Sheila Hancock    Grandma
Richard Johnson    Grandpa
Jim Norton    Herr Liszt
Cara Horgan    Maria

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 19th, 2011

July 18th, 2011

Looking at the overall strength of the home market releases this week and there's not a lot to look forward to. If you don't count Rango, which came out on Blu-ray / DVD on Friday, then the biggest hit of the week is Limitless. That film is worth picking up on Blu-ray, but it's not exactly Pick of the Week material. In fact, the best release on this week's list is Once Upon a Time in America, which made its Blu-ray debut at the end of May, but the screener arrived very late. Despite this, I'm awarding it the Pick of the Week. More...

DVD Sales - Pinocchio a Real Hit

March 24th, 2009

It was a huge week for new releases with nine of them reach the top 30, including four of the top five. The new number one film was Pinocchio, which sold 1.40 million units and generated $23.78 million in consumer spending at retail. More...

DVD Rentals - Role Models Speeds Along

March 24th, 2009

Role Models led the massive collection of new releases on the rental chart with roughly 25% more rentals than Transporter 3. More...

DVD Releases for March 10th, 2009

March 10th, 2009

First run releases let us down again, as the best they can offer is a couple of midlevel hits. There are a few more in the limited release category, including some Awards Season players. However, from that list the best is Let the Right One In on Blu-ray. The best release overall, and the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week is Pinocchio on Blu-ray. More...

Milk Rises to the Top of the Per Theater Chart

December 2nd, 2008

After a decided lack of limited releases that were able to expand and earn some mainstream success through most of the year, we've finally seen a number of such films that have come out recently. The latest was Milk which opened with a three-day per theater average of $40,385 while it has nearly $2 million after five days. Slumdog Millionaire again held extremely well, even taking into account the holiday, dipping just 7% to $27,470. There is little doubt it will expand greatly over the coming weeks, especially if it starts earning some Awards Season buzz. My Name is Bruce returned to the $10,000 club with $13,284 in one theater. More...

2008 Preview: December

December 1st, 2008

We end the year with a winning streak, one that will hopefully continue right through the New Year holiday. It seems nearly every film released this month is either an Oscar contender or a potential $100 million hit. Sometimes both. If all six films with box office potentials of $100 million or more reach that milestone, and Bolt and Four Christmases have the legs to make it there as well, we could set the record for most $100 million released in a single year. (It is currently at 29 films set in 2003.) More...

Slumdog Really is a Millionaire on the Per Theater Chart

November 26th, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire remained on top of the Per Theater Chart this week with an average of $29,619. This was just 18% less than last weekend, despite tripling its theater count and that makes its performance all the more impressive. The only other film in the $10,000 club was the overall box office leader, Twilight, which earned an average of $20,368 in 3,400 theaters. More...

Slumming it on the Per Theater Chart

November 19th, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire could be something we've been looking for all year, a limited release hit that will break out into mainstream theaters. It opened with just over $360,000 in 10 theaters over the weekend for an average of $36,002, and it already has $428,000 since Wednesday. Second place on the per theater chart went to the number one release of the week, Quantum of Solace, which earned an average of $19,568. The only holdover in the $10,000 club was The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which showed remarkable strength in earning an average of $12,484 this week. That was down just 16% despite its theater count more than doubling. More...

No Escape from Per Theater Chart

November 11th, 2008

This week the leader on the per theater chart was also the leader of the overall box office chart as Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa opened with a very impressive average of $15,559 in more than 4,000 theaters. Second place went to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which opened with $250,000 in 17 theaters for an average of $14,887, suggesting at least some potential to expand. The Alphabet Killer was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club, as it earned $11,000 in its lone theater in Rochester, New York. Likewise, JCVD made an impressive debut with just over $20,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $10,060. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of November 7, 2008

November 9th, 2008

It was a big weekend for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Not only is it going to win the box office race, but its Official Site won the Weekly Website Award. More...

Looking for Award-Worthy Limited Releases

November 7th, 2008

It is about month before the first wave of Awards Season nominations are announced, and we are still waiting for the first major player to arise. We've seen more than a few potential contenders come and go, but none have earned the critical buzz necessary to have much of a chance to take home the hardware. This week another such film is being released. Strangely, while it is the weekend after Halloween, there are also a few horror films opening in limited release. More...

2008 Preview: November

November 1st, 2008

October was weaker than expected with only a few films living up to expectations, and none earning $100 million at the box office. (And only one even came relatively close.) This month, there are three films that should hit $100 million for sure this month, and all three have at least a shot at $200 million. That's good news because 2008 will to close strong to keep its lead over 2007. Top of the list for anticipated films is Quantum of Solace, but there are two kids movies, Bolt and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, that are also worth paying attention to. Additionally, Awards season is starting to heat up, so look for limited releases that could earn Oscar Buzz and become breakout hits. More...

International Details - Barcelona Strong in France, Italy

October 26th, 2008

Vicky Cristina Barcelona remained in sixth place internationally with $6.66 million on 1136 screens in 11 markets for a total of $22.85 million after a month of release. This includes France, where the film remained in first place with $3.15 million on 443 screens for the week and $7.68 million after two. Meanwhile, it opened in Italy with $2.16 million on 378 screens, which was enough for second place in that market. 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...

Cast Updates - August 16, 2008

August 16th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Chilled in Miami, Dorian Gray, Surfer Dude, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - August 12, 2008

August 12th, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 10, 2008

August 10th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Chilled in Miami, Tooth Fairy and more! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/11/07 29 $253,085   17 $14,887   $253,085 3
2008/11/14 19 $474,390 +87% 38 $12,484   $827,683 10
2008/11/21 8 $1,647,514 +247% 406 $4,058   $2,628,053 17
2008/11/28 9 $1,696,187 +3% 582 $2,914   $5,169,495 24
2008/12/05 13 $1,031,036 -39% 678 $1,521   $6,657,280 31
2008/12/12 16 $685,465 -34% 679 $1,010   $7,763,062 38
2008/12/19 21 $274,481 -60% 403 $681   $8,379,440 45
2008/12/26 37 $87,901 -68% 96 $916   $8,660,917 52
2009/01/02 34 $95,845 +9% 93 $1,031   $8,854,137 59
2009/01/09 40 $58,205 -39% 85 $685   $8,957,174 66
2009/01/16 48 $35,357 -39% 58 $610   $9,023,439 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/11/07 - $61,000   17 $3,588   $61,000 1
2008/11/21 9 $458,894   406 $1,130   $1,439,433 15
2008/11/22 8 $729,000 +59% 406 $1,796   $2,168,433 16
2008/11/23 8 $459,620 -37% 406 $1,132   $2,628,053 17
2008/11/24 9 $152,407 -67% 406 $375   $2,780,460 18
2008/11/25 9 $189,795 +25% 406 $467   $2,970,255 19
2008/11/26 11 $250,115 +32% 406 $616   $3,220,370 20
2008/11/27 9 $250,268 n/c 406 $616   $3,470,638 21
2008/11/28 9 $635,721 +154% 406 $1,566   $4,106,359 22
2008/11/29 9 $678,273 +7% 406 $1,671   $4,784,632 23
2008/11/30 9 $382,193 -44% 406 $941   $5,169,495 24
2008/12/01 10 $110,984 -71% 582 $191   $5,280,479 25
2008/12/02 10 $114,851 +3% 582 $197   $5,395,330 26
2008/12/03 10 $116,868 +2% 582 $201   $5,512,198 27
2008/12/04 10 $114,046 -2% 582 $196   $5,626,244 28
2008/12/05 13 $303,189 +166% 678 $447   $5,929,433 29
2008/12/06 13 $436,161 +44% 678 $643   $6,365,594 30
2008/12/07 13 $291,686 -33% 678 $430   $6,657,280 31
2008/12/08 13 $95,741 -67% 678 $141   $6,753,021 32
2008/12/09 13 $102,796 +7% 678 $152   $6,855,817 33
2008/12/10 13 $113,511 +10% 678 $167   $6,969,328 34
2008/12/11 13 $108,269 -5% 678 $160   $7,077,597 35
2008/12/12 15 $193,001 +78% 679 $284   $7,270,598 36
2008/12/13 15 $304,592 +58% 679 $449   $7,575,190 37
2008/12/14 15 $187,872 -38% 679 $277   $7,763,062 38
2009/01/19 47 $7,142   58 $123   $9,030,581 74

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/11/07 29 $353,293   17 $20,782   $353,293 7
2008/11/14 20 $627,246 +78% 38 $16,506   $980,539 14
2008/11/21 11 $2,492,769 +297% 406 $6,140   $3,473,308 21
2008/11/28 9 $2,152,936 -14% 582 $3,699   $5,626,244 28
2008/12/05 13 $1,451,353 -33% 678 $2,141   $7,077,597 35
2008/12/12 16 $1,027,362 -29% 679 $1,513   $8,104,959 42
2008/12/19 28 $468,057 -54% 403 $1,161   $8,573,016 49
2008/12/26 36 $185,276 -60% 96 $1,930   $8,758,292 56
2009/01/02 35 $140,677 -24% 93 $1,513   $8,898,969 63
2009/01/09 39 $89,113 -37% 85 $1,048   $8,988,082 70
2009/01/16 50 $58,074 -35% 58 $1,001   $9,046,156 77

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/15/20098147,624 147,624$2,951,004$2,951,0041
3/22/20091255,273-63% 202,897$1,104,907$4,055,9112
3/29/20092532,578-41% 235,475$661,008$4,716,9193

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