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Capote (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,750,530Details
International Box Office $21,173,549
Worldwide Box Office $49,924,079
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $17,037,721 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $17,037,721
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Certified Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 30th, 2005 (Limited) by Sony Pictures Classics
Video Release: March 21st, 2006 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for some violent images and brief strong language.
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Keywords: Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 204 $7,418 Apr 21, 2006 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 189 $14,356 Apr 14, 2006 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 152 $35,074 Apr 7, 2006 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 136 $56,818 Mar 31, 2006 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 88 $180,100 Mar 24, 2006 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 52 $418,778 Mar 17, 2006 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 25 $1,040,598 Mar 10, 2006 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 17 $1,585,366 Mar 3, 2006 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 34 $1,066,844 Feb 24, 2006 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 42 $1,147,009 Feb 17, 2006 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 48 $1,267,007 Feb 10, 2006 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 22 $2,291,075 Feb 3, 2006 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 119 $695,441 Jan 27, 2006 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 110 $867,621 Jan 20, 2006 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 253 $417,231 Jan 13, 2006 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 380 $330,539 Jan 6, 2006 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 379 $397,550 Dec 30, 2005 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 891 $175,290 Dec 23, 2005 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 680 $301,468 Dec 16, 2005 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 768 $337,644 Dec 9, 2005 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 652 $547,617 Dec 2, 2005 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 604 $917,323 Nov 25, 2005 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 925 $846,450 Nov 18, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,022 $1,190,112 Nov 11, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,604 $1,014,007 Nov 4, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,119 $1,096,902 Oct 28, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,374 $614,527 Oct 21, 2005 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,370 $363,876 Oct 14, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,737 $395,724 Oct 7, 2005 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,148 $324,857 Sep 30, 2005 3

Cast

Philip Seymour Hoffman    Truman Capote
Chris Cooper    Alvin Dewey
Clifton Collins, Jr.    Perry Smith
Catherine Keener    Nelle Harper Lee
Bruce Greenwood    Jack Dunphy
Mark Pellegrino    Richard Hickock
Bob Balaban    William Shawn
Amy Ryan    Marie Dewey

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Mychael Danna

DVD Releases for February 17, 2009 - Part I

February 17th, 2009

This felt like a slow week to me, but looking at the list there were 15 spotlight reviews, which is a huge amount for one week. There are a large number of DVDs worth checking out, but looking at the top of the list, I think Christopher Titus - Love is Evol is the best DVD coming out this week, and the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week. As has happened pretty much every week this year, there are so many DVDs on this week's list that is had to be split into two. The second part can be found here. More...

International Charts Hospitable to Hostel

April 2nd, 2006

Two openings in two major markets helped Hostel climb into sixth place with $4.03 million on 1120 screens in 27 markets for a running tally of $15.42 million. Its best opening was in the U.K. where it debuted in second place with $2.12 million on 304 screens while it struggled in Spain with just $1.01 million on 250. The film has already earned enough to show a profit even after taking into account P&A budget, exhibitor's share, etc. and should be able to double its current international total before its run is over. More...

Chicken Little Derails Competition

April 1st, 2006

Despite a weak DVD, Derailed topped the rental charts with $8.39 million during its first week of release. Last week's winner, A History of Violence, fell 28% to $6.42 million and now has $15.42 million during its home market run. A pair of family films, Chicken Little and Dreamer - Inspired by a True Story, came in third and fourth with $5.68 million and $5.45 million respectively. Rounding our the top five was Walk the Line, which added $5.10 million to its four-week total of $34.19 million. More...

International Details: Syriana Slips out of the Top Five

March 26th, 2006

The only opening of note for Syriana over the weekend was Turkey where the film placed third with $211,000 on 62 screens. Without a major opening, the film fell 35% to $3.68 million on 1992 screens in 43 markets and now has $27.35 million, which is still a disappointing total. More...

DVD Releases for March 21, 2006

March 20th, 2006

Another busy week in terms of total releases, but only one jumps out as a must have. That's Capote - Buy from Amazon, the DVD pick of the week. More...

Under Climbing Up World Charts

March 19th, 2006

A number one opening in France, as well as a slew of smaller debuts, pushed Underworld: Evolution into sixth place on the international charts with $4.98 million on 1473 screens in 20 markets for a running tally of $36.12 million after nearly two months in release. In France the film earned $1.84 million on 346 screens while it managed the same feat in a trio of Asian markets: Taiwan with $600,000 on 75 screens, Malaysia with $310,000 on 45, and Hong Kong with $290,000 on 25. Interestingly, the original was banned in Malaysia. More...

Oscar Bounce Crashes

March 14th, 2006

Famed Oscar Bounce failed to materialize this year partially because the awards were spread out over many difference films and partially because many winners were well into their releases. More...

International Charts - Memories haven't Faded Yet

March 12th, 2006

A fourth place, $1.63 million debut on 250 screens in France helped Memoirs Of A Geisha leap up the charts this weekend. Overall the film finished in sixth place on the international charts with $3.98 million on 1723 screens in 47 markets for an international total of $88.34 million. The film placed higher during its opening in Finland with $79,000 on 12 screen over the weekend and $95,000 in total while it had to settle for ninth place in Belgium with $200,000 on 29 screens. More...

Tsotsi Closest to $10,000 Mark

March 7th, 2006

There wasn't a single film with a per theatre average topping $10,000 this weekend with Tsotsi coming the closest with $65,000 in 7 theatres for an average of $9,326. More...

Crash Collides with Mountain Atop Oscars

March 5th, 2006

The Oscars were handed out tonight and while there were a handful of multiple winners, no single movie stood out. More...

Mountain Climbs Back Up International Charts

March 5th, 2006

On the weekend before the Oscars are announced, Brokeback Mountain climbed a couple of spots to sixth with $4.44 million on 1368 screens in 30 markets for an international total of $53.89 million. New openings include Belgium where the filmed debuted in second place with $312,000 on a mere 27 screens for the best per screen average in the market. It wasn't as potent in Poland where it had to settle for fourth place with $194,000 on 40 screens over the weekend and $217,000 in total. The film also benefited from soft in the U.K. where it slipped just 5% to $442,000 on 245 screens for a very impressive total of $15.83 million so far. It was even better during its second weekend in Holland where it rose 1% to $210,000 for the weekend and $562,000 in total. More...

Independence Day for Brokeback

March 4th, 2006

There were no big winner at today's Independent Spirit Awards with several films sharing the awards. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Picture

March 1st, 2006

With the Oscars less than a week away and our contest well under way, there's no better time to take a closer look at some of the nominees. Today we'll look at the most prestigious award, Best Picture. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Achievement in Directing

February 25th, 2006

With the Oscars just over a week away and our contest well under way, there's no better time to take a closer look at some of the nominees. Today we'll look at the Best Achievement in Directing. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Acting Awards

February 19th, 2006

With the Oscars less than a month away and our contest well under way, there's no better time to take a closer look at some of the nominees. Today we'll look at the Best Acting Awards. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Support Roles

February 15th, 2006

With the Oscars less than a month away and our contest well under way, there's no better time to take a closer look at some of the nominees. Today we'll look at the Best Supporting Roles for both Actor and Actress. More...

Neil Young has Golden Weekend

February 14th, 2006

Neil Young: Heart of Gold was the only film to top $10,000 per theatre average this weekend taking in almost $54,000 in 4 theatres for an average of $13,477. More...

Early Gold for Oscar Nominations

February 7th, 2006

With most of the nominations in the more prestigious categories going to smaller films, the famed Oscar bounce is very important this year. However, the first weekend's results were mixed. More...

Mountain of Oscar Nominations

January 31st, 2006

Brokeback Mountain again led the list of nominees as with 8 Oscar nods. There were three films with six nominations a piece, Crash, Good Night and Good Luck, and Memoirs of a Geisha, (although for that last one, they were all the less prestigious technical awards. More...

Shandy's Start's no Bull

January 31st, 2006

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story topped the per theatre charts this week after earned more than $60,000 in just 3 theatres for an average of $20,295. The only other regular format film to crack the $10,000 market was Rang De Basanti with and average of $11,503 in 61 theatres, however, it is a niche market film and that usually means steep declines. More...

SAG Spreads out the Love

January 29th, 2006

There were 5 theatrical awards handed out tonight by the Screen Actors Guild, and five different films won. More...

Globe Winners are Good as Gold

January 24th, 2006

The weekend after the Golden Globe Awards proved to profitable for several of the winners. More...

Cowboys are Golden

January 16th, 2006

Brokeback Mountain was the big winner today at the Golden Globes taking home four of the seven statuettes it was up for. The film is still expanding into more and more theatres, so these awards couldn't have come at a better time. More...

Cowboys Produce another Nomination

January 6th, 2006

It's guild day today as the Producers Guild of America nominations were announced this week. More...

Cowboys and Virgins among WGA Nominations

January 6th, 2006

The Writers Guild of America announced its nominations this week, and while there are plenty of awards, only three are for theatrical releases. More...

SAG Singles out Cowboys

January 6th, 2006

Of the 13 awards the Screen Actors Guild will hand out on January 29th, 2006, five will be awarded to theatrical releases. And like past awards nominations, Brokeback Mountain again led the way, with four in total. However, this time there were two films close behind as Crash and Capote each received three nominations. More...

Cowboys find Gold in Brokeback Mountain

December 13th, 2005

Brokeback Mountain was the big winner today as Golden Globe nominations were announced. With seven nods, it led all films, which is an important Oscar indicator. More...

Mountain Breaks the Bank

December 13th, 2005

Brokeback Mountain had the best per theatre average of the year, and the best for a Live Action film of all time. The film earned an unbelievable $547,425 in 5 theatres for an average of $109,485. If that was the only film on this week's chart it would have been an impressive week; however, Memoirs of a Geisha also had a stellar start, earning nearly $700,000 in 8 theatres for an average of $85,313. Other members of the $10,000 club include the overall box office leader, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with $18,130 and Transamerica, which just manage to earn a spot with $10,686, which was more than 50% lower than last weekend. More...

Whale of a Start to Award Season

November 30th, 2005

The Independent Spirit Awards announced the nominations today and The Squid and the Whale led the way with six nominations, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and nods in three of the four acting categories. More...

Sarah's Magical Start

November 15th, 2005

There was a surprise leader at the top of the Per Theatre Charts, with Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic earning an impressive average of $17,782 in its 7 theatres. Next up was Pride and Prejudice, which reached the top ten with $2.9 million in 215 for an average of $13,326. Lastly, there was Gay Sex in the 70s, which actually won last week's race after all the late figures came in; this weekend is added $11,744 to its box office while still playing in the one theatre. More...

Wide Releases Rule Per Theatre Charts

November 8th, 2005

Jarhead was one of only two films to crack the $10,000 per theatre average mark over the weekend with a chart topping average of $11,500. The only other film to do so was the overall box office champ, Chicken Little, which managed an average of $10,961 in 3,654 theatres. More...

Passenger in the Driver's Seat

November 1st, 2005

Note: Since this article was written, we have received opening weekend numbers for Ballet Russes, which earned $12,230 in a single theater, and tops the final chart

The re-release of The Passenger led the way on the per theatre charts, with an average of $12,079 in two theatres. Just behind was Paradise Now with a nearly identical average of $12,006, but the latter film did it in twice as many theatres. The only holdover to top $10,000 was Shopgirl, with 460,000 in 42 theatres for an average of $11,037. Lastly, the overall box office champ, Saw II , just managed to reach the that milestone with $31.7 million in 2,949 theatres for an average of $10,758. More...

The Clubhouse is Full

October 25th, 2005

Shopgirl topped the Per Theatre Charts this weekend, earning $230,000 on 8 theatres for an average of $28,711. The film I thought would lead the way, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, came in second with $180,000 on 8 theatres for an average of $22,583. Both of those films should find mainstream success. More...

Reruns Rule Per Theatre Charts

October 18th, 2005

There were four films in the $10,000 club this weekend, but not one of them was a new release. Leading the way for the second weekend in a row was Good Luck and Good Luck, with an average of $18,305, despite seeing its theatre count climb from 11 to 68. Second place went to Capote, which is holding on really well, with just over $360,000 in 30 theatres for an average of $12,129. The Squid and the Whale just finished ahead of Little Manhattan, $10,368 to $10,355. More...

Limited Releases have a lot of Good Luck

October 11th, 2005

Despite playing in nearly three times as many theatres as its nearest competitor, Good Luck and Good Luck was still able to top the Per Theatre Charts with an incredible $420,000 in just 11 theatres for an average of $38,313. In second place was The Squid and the Whale with $125,000 on 4 screens for an average of $30,927 over three days and $155,000 over 5. The first of two holdovers, Capote, finished third with an average of $16,489 in 24 theatres, while the last film in the $10,000 club was Little Manhattan, which dropped less than 16% to $15,354. More...

Truman Shows His Strength

October 4th, 2005

The Truman Capote BioPic took top spot on the per theatre charts this weekend with $325,000 in 12 theatres for an average of $27,071. The only other film to reach $10,000 this weekend was Little Manhattan, which earned an average of $18,199 in its two theatres. More...

Limited Releases Race to Oscar

September 30th, 2005

Another week, another couple of Oscar contenders are being released into theatres. But there are also some other films include the very imaginative MirrorMask and the poorly marketed Duma that are worth checking out. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 23 - September 29

September 29th, 2005

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, The Greatest Game Ever Played - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 5 - August 11

August 11th, 2005

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, The 40-Year-Old Virgin - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 3 - June 9

June 9th, 2005

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, Stealth - Official Site. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/09/30 23 $324,857   12 $27,071   $324,857 3
2005/10/07 23 $395,724 +22% 24 $16,489   $887,531 10
2005/10/14 22 $363,876 -8% 30 $12,129   $1,427,060 17
2005/10/21 20 $614,527 +69% 52 $11,818   $2,185,181 24
2005/10/28 16 $1,096,902 +78% 165 $6,648   $3,492,551 31
2005/11/04 17 $1,014,007 -8% 183 $5,541   $4,947,670 38
2005/11/11 15 $1,190,112 +17% 264 $4,508   $6,517,371 45
2005/11/18 15 $846,450 -29% 317 $2,670   $7,725,427 52
2005/11/25 17 $917,323 +8% 261 $3,515   $9,037,024 59
2005/12/02 18 $547,617 -40% 247 $2,217   $9,827,054 66
2005/12/09 21 $337,644 -38% 207 $1,631   $10,354,193 73
2005/12/16 18 $301,468 -11% 193 $1,562   $10,790,585 80
2005/12/23 22 $175,290 -42% 151 $1,161   $11,140,487 87
2005/12/30 22 $397,550 +127% 151 $2,633   $11,923,513 94
2006/01/06 24 $330,539 -17% 129 $2,562   $12,579,765 101
2006/01/13 25 $417,231 +26% 130 $3,209   $13,161,012 108
2006/01/20 23 $867,621 +108% 348 $2,493   $14,259,724 115
2006/01/27 24 $695,441 -20% 325 $2,140   $15,305,837 122
2006/02/03 13 $2,291,075 +229% 1,239 $1,849   $17,996,465 129
2006/02/10 16 $1,267,007 -45% 930 $1,362   $20,129,191 136
2006/02/17 18 $1,147,009 -9% 559 $2,052   $21,807,453 143
2006/02/24 15 $1,066,844 -7% 475 $2,246   $23,441,493 150
2006/03/03 14 $1,585,366 +49% 744 $2,131   $25,471,928 157
2006/03/10 17 $1,040,598 -34% 689 $1,510   $27,060,267 164
2006/03/17 22 $418,778 -60% 368 $1,138   $27,865,197 171
2006/03/24 34 $180,100 -57% 220 $819   $28,208,108 178
2006/03/31 49 $56,818 -68% 87 $653   $28,337,516 185
2006/04/07 53 $35,074 -38% 38 $923   $28,397,013 192
2006/04/14 79 $14,356 -59% 21 $684   $28,427,385 199
2006/04/21 81 $7,418 -48% 13 $571   $28,747,570 206

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/10/10 22 $55,372   24 $2,307   $942,903 11
2005/12/26 21 $117,975   151 $781   $11,258,462 88
2006/01/02 22 $109,120   151 $723   $12,032,633 95
2006/01/16 25 $82,804   130 $637   $13,243,816 109
2006/02/06 9 $225,000   1,200 $188   $17,822,000 130
2006/02/07 9 $240,000 +7% 1,200 $200   $18,062,000 131
2006/02/08 9 $215,000 -10% 1,200 $179   $18,277,000 132
2006/02/09 9 $220,000 +2% 1,200 $183   $18,862,184 133
2006/02/20 16 $243,754   559 $436   $22,051,207 144

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/09/30 22 $491,807   12 $40,984   $491,807 7
2005/10/07 24 $571,377 +16% 24 $23,807   $1,063,184 14
2005/10/14 23 $507,470 -11% 30 $16,916   $1,570,654 21
2005/10/21 21 $824,995 +63% 52 $15,865   $2,395,649 28
2005/10/28 15 $1,538,014 +86% 165 $9,321   $3,933,663 35
2005/11/04 17 $1,393,596 -9% 183 $7,615   $5,327,259 42
2005/11/11 15 $1,551,718 +11% 264 $5,878   $6,878,977 49
2005/11/18 15 $1,240,724 -20% 317 $3,914   $8,119,701 56
2005/11/25 18 $1,159,736 -7% 261 $4,443   $9,279,437 63
2005/12/02 19 $737,112 -36% 247 $2,984   $10,016,549 70
2005/12/09 21 $472,568 -36% 207 $2,283   $10,489,117 77
2005/12/16 18 $476,080 +1% 193 $2,467   $10,965,197 84
2005/12/23 22 $560,766 +18% 151 $3,714   $11,525,963 91
2005/12/30 21 $723,263 +29% 151 $4,790   $12,249,226 98
2006/01/06 25 $494,555 -32% 129 $3,834   $12,743,781 105
2006/01/13 24 $648,322 +31% 130 $4,987   $13,392,103 112
2006/01/20 21 $1,218,293 +88% 348 $3,501   $14,610,396 119
2006/01/27 23 $1,094,994 -10% 325 $3,369   $15,705,390 126
2006/02/03 13 $3,156,794 +188% 1,239 $2,548   $18,862,184 133
2006/02/10 16 $1,798,260 -43% 930 $1,934   $20,660,444 140
2006/02/17 17 $1,714,205 -5% 559 $3,067   $22,374,649 147
2006/02/24 15 $1,511,913 -12% 475 $3,183   $23,886,562 154
2006/03/03 14 $2,133,107 +41% 744 $2,867   $26,019,669 161
2006/03/10 17 $1,426,750 -33% 689 $2,071   $27,446,419 168
2006/03/17 25 $581,589 -59% 368 $1,580   $28,028,008 175
2006/03/24 35 $252,690 -57% 220 $1,149   $28,280,698 182
2006/03/31 46 $81,241 -68% 87 $934   $28,361,939 189
2006/04/07 55 $51,090 -37% 38 $1,344   $28,413,029 196
2006/04/14 25 $327,123 +540% 21 $15,577   $28,740,152 203
2006/04/21 80 $10,378 -97% 13 $798   $28,750,530 210

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/26/20066286,640 286,640$5,282,775$5,282,7751
4/2/200612118,809-59% 405,449$2,133,810$7,416,5852
4/9/20062063,365-47% 468,814$1,138,035$8,554,6203
4/16/200615153,944+143% 622,758$2,764,834$11,319,4544
4/23/20062544,679-71% 667,437$802,435$12,121,8895

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