The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,073,277Details
International Box Office $28,694,867
Worldwide Box Office $70,768,144
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,548,307 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,189,594 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $10,737,901
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
92% - Certified Fresh
Audience
73% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 13th, 2012 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: September 18th, 2012 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity
(Rating bulletin 2118, 4/28/2010)
Keywords: Surprise Twist, Development Hell, Visual Effects, End of the World, Lovecraftian, Mermaids, Creature Features, Monster, Voiceover/Narration, Werewolf, Hicksploitation, Good vs. Evil, Gods and Goddesses, Conspiracy Theory, Hauntings, Zombies, Occult, Teenage Slasher, Corporate Life, Cabin in the Woods
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

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Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Cabin in the Woods

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Moviegoers were Very Thoughtful

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Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Finally Satisfy Box Office Hunger?

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Contest: Do Go Into the Woods

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Cast

Kristen Connolly    Dana
Chris Hemsworth    Curt
Anna Huchison    Jules
Fran Kranz    Marty
Jesse Williams    Holden
Richard Jenkins    Sitterson
Bradley Whitford    Hadley
Brian J. White    Truman
Amy Acker    Lin
Dan Payne    Matthew Buckner
Sigourney Weaver    The Director

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Drew Goddard
Screenwriter    Joss Whedon
Screenwriter    Drew Goddard
Producer    Joss Whedon
Executive Producer    Jason Clark
Director of Photography    Peter Deming
Production Designer    Martin Whist
Editor    Lisa Lassek
Costume Designer    Shawna Trpcic
Composer    David Julyar
Music Supervisor    Dana Sano
Visual Effects Supervisor    Todd Shifflett
Co-Producer    John Swallow
Casting Director    Amy McIntyre Britt
Casting Director    Anya Colloff
Art Director    Tom Reta
Art Director    Kendelle Elliott
Art Director    Michael Diner
Set Decorator    Hamish Purdy
Sound    David Husby
Supervising Sound Editor    Dane A. Davis
Sound Designer    Dane A. Davis
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bartlett
Re-recording Mixer    D.M. Hemphill
Special Effects Coordinator    Joel Whist
Special Effects Supervisor    Scott Treliving
Stunt Coordinator    Freddie Hice
Stunt Coordinator    Scott Nicholson
Special Effects Designer    David Leroy Anderson
Assistant Director    Richard Cowan
Second Unit Director    Joss Whedon
Second Unit Director    Freddie Hice
Cinematographer    Stephen Jackson

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/13 3 $5,540,858   2,811 $1,971   $5,540,858 1
2012/04/14 3 $5,716,215 +3% 2,811 $2,034   $11,257,073 2
2012/04/15 3 $3,486,541 -39% 2,811 $1,240   $14,743,614 3
2012/04/16 2 $1,192,968 -66% 2,811 $424   $15,936,582 4
2012/04/17 2 $1,306,947 +10% 2,811 $465   $17,243,529 5
2012/04/18 2 $1,002,184 -23% 2,811 $357   $18,245,713 6
2012/04/19 2 $984,459 -2% 2,811 $350   $19,230,172 7
2012/04/20 5 $2,486,016 +153% 2,811 $884   $21,716,188 8
2012/04/21 6 $3,357,497 +35% 2,811 $1,194   $25,073,685 9
2012/04/22 6 $2,172,562 -35% 2,811 $773   $27,246,247 10
2012/04/23 5 $723,029 -67% 2,811 $257   $27,969,276 11
2012/04/24 4 $870,701 +20% 2,811 $310   $28,839,977 12
2012/04/25 5 $654,133 -25% 2,811 $233   $29,494,110 13
2012/04/26 5 $669,730 +2% 2,811 $238   $30,163,840 14
2012/04/27 - $1,419,205 +112% 2,639 $538   $31,583,045 15
2012/04/28 - $2,012,340 +42% 2,639 $763   $33,595,385 16
2012/04/29 - $1,187,935 -41% 2,639 $450   $34,783,320 17
2012/04/30 8 $411,362 -65% 3,572 $115   $35,194,682 18
2012/05/01 8 $509,693 +24% 3,572 $143   $35,704,375 19
2012/05/02 8 $400,392 -21% 3,572 $112   $36,104,767 20
2012/05/03 9 $349,176 -13% 3,572 $98   $36,453,943 21
2012/05/04 10 $515,748 +48% 1,669 $309   $36,969,691 22
2012/05/05 11 $617,867 +20% 1,669 $370   $37,587,558 23
2012/05/06 11 $431,190 -30% 1,669 $258   $38,018,748 24
2012/05/07 10 $177,731 -59% 1,669 $106   $38,196,479 25
2012/05/08 10 $209,995 +18% 1,669 $126   $38,406,474 26
2012/05/09 10 $188,421 -10% 1,669 $113   $38,594,895 27
2012/05/10 - $187,552 n/c 1,669 $112   $38,782,447 28
2012/05/11 13 $303,073 +62% 1,029 $295   $39,085,520 29
2012/05/12 14 $400,995 +32% 1,029 $390   $39,486,515 30
2012/05/13 14 $267,397 -33% 1,029 $260   $39,753,912 31
2012/05/14 12 $119,616 -55% 1,029 $116   $39,873,528 32
2012/05/15 12 $128,734 +8% 1,029 $125   $40,002,262 33
2012/05/16 13 $84,206 -35% 1,029 $82   $40,086,468 34
2012/05/17 13 $83,605 -1% 1,029 $81   $40,170,073 35
2012/05/18 - $114,250 +37% 448 $255   $40,284,323 36
2012/05/19 - $160,586 +41% 448 $358   $40,444,909 37
2012/05/20 - $106,730 -34% 448 $238   $40,551,639 38
2012/05/21 - $55,174 -48% 448 $123   $40,606,813 39
2012/05/22 - $51,642 -6% 448 $115   $40,658,455 40
2012/05/23 - $48,028 -7% 448 $107   $40,706,483 41
2012/05/24 - $52,238 +9% 448 $117   $40,758,721 42
2012/05/25 - $47,331 -9% 203 $233   $40,806,052 43
2012/05/26 - $64,292 +36% 203 $317   $40,870,344 44
2012/05/27 - $62,801 -2% 203 $309   $40,933,145 45
2012/05/28 - $46,665 -26% 203 $230   $40,979,810 46
2012/05/29 - $24,893 -47% 203 $123   $41,004,703 47
2012/05/30 - $24,465 -2% 203 $121   $41,029,168 48
2012/05/31 - $23,247 -5% 203 $115   $41,052,415 49
2012/06/01 - $34,355 +48% 136 $253   $41,086,770 50
2012/06/02 - $45,521 +33% 136 $335   $41,132,291 51
2012/06/03 - $32,049 -30% 136 $236   $41,164,340 52
2012/06/04 - $16,152 -50% 136 $119   $41,180,492 53
2012/06/05 - $17,163 +6% 136 $126   $41,197,655 54
2012/06/06 - $15,218 -11% 136 $112   $41,212,873 55
2012/06/07 - $14,819 -3% 136 $109   $41,227,692 56
2012/06/08 - $18,616 +26% 113 $165   $41,246,308 57
2012/06/09 - $25,110 +35% 113 $222   $41,271,418 58
2012/06/10 - $18,887 -25% 113 $167   $41,290,305 59
2012/06/11 - $10,382 -45% 113 $92   $41,300,687 60
2012/06/12 - $11,114 +7% 113 $98   $41,311,801 61
2012/06/13 - $11,044 -1% 113 $98   $41,322,845 62
2012/06/14 - $11,348 +3% 113 $100   $41,334,193 63
2012/06/15 - $53,059 +368% 224 $237   $41,387,252 64
2012/06/16 - $67,000 +26% 224 $299   $41,454,252 65
2012/06/17 - $53,075 -21% 224 $237   $41,507,327 66
2012/06/18 - $35,499 -33% 224 $158   $41,542,826 67
2012/06/19 - $31,350 -12% 224 $140   $41,574,176 68
2012/06/20 - $33,259 +6% 224 $148   $41,607,435 69
2012/06/21 - $31,215 -6% 224 $139   $41,638,650 70
2012/06/22 - $42,239 +35% 196 $216   $41,680,889 71
2012/06/23 - $52,834 +25% 196 $270   $41,733,723 72
2012/06/24 - $43,569 -18% 196 $222   $41,777,292 73
2012/06/25 - $23,149 -47% 196 $118   $41,800,441 74
2012/06/26 - $22,698 -2% 196 $116   $41,823,139 75
2012/06/27 - $22,019 -3% 196 $112   $41,845,158 76
2012/06/28 - $21,852 -1% 196 $111   $41,867,010 77
2012/06/29 - $22,382 +2% 149 $150   $41,889,392 78
2012/06/30 - $29,966 +34% 149 $201   $41,919,358 79
2012/07/01 - $24,087 -20% 149 $162   $41,943,445 80
2012/07/02 - $13,625 -43% 149 $91   $41,957,070 81
2012/07/03 - $14,429 +6% 149 $97   $41,971,499 82
2012/07/04 - $13,188 -9% 149 $89   $41,984,687 83
2012/07/05 - $15,577 +18% 149 $105   $42,000,264 84
2012/07/06 - $13,657 -12% 83 $165   $42,013,921 85
2012/07/07 - $16,596 +22% 83 $200   $42,030,517 86
2012/07/08 - $13,116 -21% 83 $158   $42,043,633 87
2012/07/09 - $6,964 -47% 83 $84   $42,050,597 88
2012/07/10 - $7,527 +8% 83 $91   $42,058,124 89
2012/07/11 - $7,357 -2% 83 $89   $42,065,481 90
2012/07/12 - $7,796 +6% 83 $94   $42,073,277 91

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/04/13 3 $14,743,614   2,811 $5,245   $14,743,614 3
2012/04/20 6 $8,016,075 -46% 2,811 $2,852   $27,246,247 10
2012/04/27 10 $4,619,480 -42% 2,639 $1,750   $34,783,320 17
2012/05/04 11 $1,564,805 -66% 1,669 $938   $38,018,748 24
2012/05/11 14 $971,465 -38% 1,029 $944   $39,753,912 31
2012/05/18 19 $381,566 -61% 448 $852   $40,551,639 38
2012/05/25 23 $174,424 -54% 203 $859   $40,933,145 45
2012/06/01 31 $111,925 -36% 136 $823   $41,164,340 52
2012/06/08 36 $62,613 -44% 113 $554   $41,290,305 59
2012/06/15 28 $173,134 +177% 224 $773   $41,507,327 66
2012/06/22 31 $138,642 -20% 196 $707   $41,777,292 73
2012/06/29 38 $76,435 -45% 149 $513   $41,943,445 80
2012/07/06 42 $43,369 -43% 83 $523   $42,043,633 87

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/23/20124200,269 200,269$3,004,035$3,004,0351
9/30/20121158,012-71% 258,281$870,180$3,874,2152
10/7/20121727,018-53% 285,299$405,270$4,279,4853
10/14/20122717,972-33% 303,271$275,690$4,555,1754

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/23/20122109,472 109,472$2,202,572$2,202,5721
9/30/20121025,916-76% 135,387$517,277$2,719,8492
10/7/20121312,693-51% 148,080$253,348$2,973,1973
10/14/2012198,583-32% 156,663$171,320$3,144,5174

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