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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

Captain Underpants
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $67,153,201Details
International Box Office $5,624,488Details
Worldwide Box Office $72,777,689
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The story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$38,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 2nd, 2017 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: June 2nd, 2017 (Wide) (Denmark)
June 2nd, 2017 (Wide), released as Capitão Cuecas - O Filme (Portugal)
June 2nd, 2017 (Wide), released as Kaptan Düşükdon: Destansı İlk Film (Turkey)
June 9th, 2017 (Wide) (Norway)
June 9th, 2017 (Wide), released as Capitan Calzoncillos: Su primer peliculon (Spain)
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MPAA Rating: PG for mild rude humor throughout.
(Rating bulletin 2466 (Cert #50951), 3/8/2017)
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Elementary School, Hypnotism, Super Villains, Secret Identity, Bad Teachers, Prank Gone Wrong, Ohio, Robot, Unrequited Love
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Animation, Scholastic Entertainment Inc.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 707 $50,613,660 Jun 9, 2017 14


   George Beard
   Mr. Krupp/Captain Underpants
   Professor Poopypants
Thomas Middleditch    Harold Hutchins
Jordan Peele    Melvin Sneedly
Kristen Schaal    Edith
Dee Dee Rescher    Ms. Ribble
Brian Posehn    Mr. Rected
David Soren    Tommy
Mel Rodriguez    Mr. Fyde
Susan Fitzer    Ms. Dayken
Lynnanne Zager    George’s Mom
Tiffany Bennicke    Sad Girl
James Ryan    Mime
Leslie David Baker    Officer McPiggly
Sugar Lyn Beard    Goody Two-Shoes Girl
Lesley Nicol    Nobel Moderator
Chris Miller    Nobel Audience Member
Coco Soren    Balloon Girl

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Mark Swift
Producer    Mireille Soria
Screenwriter    Nicholas Stoller
Story based on the epic novels by    Dav Pilkey
Executive Producer    Dav Pilkey
Executive Producer    Rob Letterman
Composer    Theodore Shapiro
Production Designer    Nate Wragg
Editor    Matthew Landon
Head of Story    Hamish Grieve
Head of Character Animation    Rune Bennicke
Head of Character Animation    Sébastien Bruneau
Head of Layout    Damon O'Beirne
Visual Effects Supervisor    David Dulac
Line Producer    Marie Balland
Production Manager    Emily Nordwind
Lighting Supervisor    Matthieu Rouxel
Character CG Supervisor    Guillaume Dufief
Character CG Supervisor    Christophe Dupin
Character CG Supervisor    Bart Boirot
Supervising Technical Director    Nico Van den Bosch
Modeling Supervisor    Clément Deltour
Sound Designer    Michael Babcock
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael Babcock
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Babcock
Casting Director    Leslee Feldman
Casting Director    Jeanne McCarthy
Casting Director    Christi Soper
Casting Director    Nicole Abellera
Story Artist    Vadim Bazhanov
Story Artist    Sean Bishop
Story Artist    Louie del Carmen
Story Artist    Derek Drymon
Story Artist    Andrew Erekson
Story Artist    Gary Graham
Story Artist    Alice Herring
Story Artist    Colin Jack
Story Artist    Todd Kurosawa
Story Artist    Andrew James Ross
Associate Editor    Brian Hopkins
Associate Editor    Vivek Sharma
Assistant Editor    Jay Bixsen
Additional Editor    William J. Caparella
Additional Editor    John K. Carr
Additional Editor    Mark Deimel
Additional Editor    Susan Fitzer
Additional Editor    Michelle Mendenhall
Character Designer    Rune Bennicke
Casting Associate    Mollie Gamo
Casting Associate    Anna McCarthy
Casting Assistant    Nadia Sheen
Lead Animator    Marc-Andre Baron
Lead Animator    Frederic Coté
Lead Animator    Jean-François Barthelemy
Lead Animator    Taran Matharu
Lead Animator    Nicolas Chauvelot
Lead Animator    Philippe Zerounian
Production Manager    Marion Bayard
Music Editor    Thomas Drescher
Editorial and Post Production Executive    James Beshears
Post-Production Supervisor    Josh Wood
Lead Sound Effects Editor/Foley Supervisor    Jeff Sawyer
Sound Designer    Rick Hromadka
Sound Effects Editor    Chris Diebold
Foley Mixer    Darrin Mann
Visual Effects Supervisor    Larry Ho

Weekend Predictions: Will Cars Take the Checkered Flag?

June 15th, 2017

Cars 3

It’s a busy week with four truly wide releases, led by Cars 3. The latest film from Pixar is widely expected to earn first place at the box office, but it is part of the only Pixar franchise that isn’t a critical darling. Rough Night is playing in 3,000 theaters, but its early reviews are mixed and that's not going to help its box office numbers. All Eyez on Me is playing in 2,450 theaters, but its early reviews are even worse. Meanwhile, 47 Meters Down’s early reviews were 78% positive, but that has since changed for the worse. This weekend last year, there were two wide releases, Finding Dory and Central Intelligence, which earned a combined $170 million. There’s no way the four new releases coming out this week will match that. Even another strong hold by Wonder Woman won’t make a difference in the year-over-year competition and 2017 is going to lose. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Wonder Woman is the Spider-Man of Super Heroes

June 13th, 2017

Wonder Woman

The weekend box office had a few surprises, some positive and some negative. On the positive side, Wonder Woman had the best hold for a major super hero movie since Spider-Man and is on pace for $340 million to $375 million. On the negative side were all three new releases. The Mummy finished on the low side of already low expectations, while It Comes At Night pleased critics, but not moviegoers. Meanwhile, Megan Leavey missed the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office fell 22% from last weekend to $144 million. This is 5.7% lower than this weekend last year. Fortunately, since this time last week, 2017 expanded its lead over 2016 by about $20 million at $4.90 billion to $4.73 billion. We are almost halfway through the year, so a $175 million / 3.7% lead is solid. It isn’t impossible for that lead to evaporate, but it is enough to be cautiously optimistic about the final tally. More...

Weekend Estimates: Mummy’s $32 Million Debut No Match for Wonder Woman

June 11th, 2017

The Mummy

There are precious few crumbs of comfort to be found from Universal’s launch of The Mummy this weekend. The studio is projecting a $32.2 million opening this weekend from 4,035 theaters. That will be a fairly distant second to Wonder Woman, which is expected to earn about $57.1 million. Even the bright news—that this is Tom Cruise’s biggest global opening weekend—comes with an asterisk. More...

Friday Estimates: Wonder Woman Wows Again with $15.8 million

June 10th, 2017

Wonder Woman

At the beginning of the month, I assumed this weekend would be a close race between Wonder Woman and The Mummy. I assumed The Mummy would at least win on Friday, but that’s not the case, as Wonder Woman remains the number one box office draw. The film earned $15.8 million on Friday, which is 59% lower than its opening Friday. It should bounce back on Saturday and finish the weekend with $53 million, which is just a 49% sophomore stint drop-off. A super hero movie falling less than 50% during its second weekend of release is simply stunning. Granted, its reviews are among the best of the year, so having better than average legs was expect. That said, a 49% drop-off is still an amazing performance and should lead to more than a few movie executives to look for ways to copy its success. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Mummy Bury the Competition?

June 8th, 2017

The Mummy

Last weekend was a great one at the box office with Wonder Woman earning over $100 million during its opening. This weekend isn’t expected to be nearly as potent. The biggest new release is The Mummy, which is supposed to be the start of the Dark Universe, but its reviews suggest this combined universe will be short-lived. It Comes At Night could become A24’s biggest hit, although that’s not a particularly high bar. Finally there’s Megan Leavey. It isn’t expected to open truly wide, but it only needs about $2 million to reach the top ten. This weekend last year was similar in terms of box office strength. The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist led the way with barely more than $40 million, while there were two other new releases to top $20 million. This year’s crop of new films is nowhere near as good as that; however, the holdovers should make up the difference leaving 2017 ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Wonder Woman’s Wonderful $103.25 million Start

June 6th, 2017

Wonder Woman

The overall box office bounced back after a weak Memorial Day thanks to two critically acclaimed movies. Wonder Woman led the way with $103.25 million, while Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie was way back with $23.85 million. Overall, the weekend box office pulled in $185 million, which is 31% more than last weekend. It is also 37% more than the same weekend last year. This helped 2017’s lead over 2016 grow by nearly a full percentage point to 3.5% at $4.69 billion to $4.52 billion. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Wonder Woman has Wonderful $11 million Start

June 2nd, 2017

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman had the third best previews for 2017 so far at $11 million. Only Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($17.0 million) and Beauty and the Beast ($16.4 million) have topped it, while it is double what Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales earned just last weekend. This represents the biggest previews for a movie directed by a woman, surpassing Fifty Shades of Grey and I'm very happy this film took away a record from Fifty Shades. So what does this tell us about the film’s box office chances? Sadly, not much. It is right were most people were expecting, so I don’t feel the need to adjust our prediction, but there are a lot of unknown factors that could affect the weekend number. Firstly, the film’s reviews are 93% positive and the word-of-mouth should be just as strong. However, the Fangirl Effect could frontload the film’s box office numbers, thus hurting its legs. There have not been enough female led superhero movies to come out to make a judgment at this time. At the moment, $100 million seems safe, but that could change this time tomorrow when the Friday estimates come in and that number could drop to $90 million or rise to $120 million. Hopefully it is the latter. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Going to be Wonderful

June 2nd, 2017

Wonder Woman

It’s the first weekend of June and it looks like it could be a monster weekend. Wonder Woman could earn over $100 million during the weekend, while Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is hoping to hit $100 million in total. Both have a great chance of getting there. Add in some solid holdovers and this weekend should earn close to $200 million. By comparison, this weekend last year was nowhere near as strong with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows earning first place with just $35.32 million. Wonder Woman will earn more than that opening day. There’s a chance Wonder Woman will earn more over the weekend than the top five earned this weekend last year. More...

2017 Preview: June

June 1st, 2017

Despicable Me 3

May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead. More...

Contest: Wonder Why

May 25th, 2017

Wonder Woman

Next weekend is the first weekend of June and Wonder Woman is hoping to get the month off to a very fast start and should become one of the biggest hits of the year so far. (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is just hoping to thrive in a counter-programming role.) I’m not saying Wonder Woman will open with $100 million, but it could earn more during its opening weekend than the top four did the same weekend last year. Because it is going to dominate the box office so much, it is the only real choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Wonder Woman.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Captain Underpants Trailer

April 26th, 2017

Animated adventure with the voices of Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, and Thomas Middleditch opens June 2 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/06/02 2 $23,851,539   3,434 $6,946   $23,851,539 3
2017/06/09 3 $12,180,704 -49% 3,529 $3,452   $44,443,216 10
2017/06/16 8 $7,181,541 -41% 2,968 $2,420   $57,795,201 17
2017/06/23 9 $4,284,115 -40% 2,328 $1,840   $65,747,291 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/06/02 2 $7,987,559   3,434 $2,326   $7,987,559 1
2017/06/03 3 $8,876,926 +11% 3,434 $2,585   $16,864,485 2
2017/06/04 2 $6,987,054 -21% 3,434 $2,035   $23,851,539 3
2017/06/05 3 $2,003,115 -71% 3,434 $583   $25,854,654 4
2017/06/06 3 $2,701,983 +35% 3,434 $787   $28,556,637 5
2017/06/07 3 $1,831,298 -32% 3,434 $533   $30,387,935 6
2017/06/08 3 $1,874,577 +2% 3,434 $546   $32,262,512 7
2017/06/09 3 $3,581,585 +91% 3,529 $1,015   $35,844,097 8
2017/06/10 3 $5,001,994 +40% 3,529 $1,417   $40,846,091 9
2017/06/11 3 $3,597,125 -28% 3,529 $1,019   $44,443,216 10
2017/06/12 3 $1,363,148 -62% 3,529 $386   $45,806,364 11
2017/06/13 3 $2,001,945 +47% 3,529 $567   $47,808,309 12
2017/06/14 3 $1,472,956 -26% 3,529 $417   $49,281,265 13
2017/06/15 3 $1,332,395 -10% 3,529 $378   $50,613,660 14
2017/06/16 8 $2,173,557 +63% 2,968 $732   $52,787,217 15
2017/06/17 7 $2,863,658 +32% 2,968 $965   $55,650,875 16
2017/06/18 7 $2,144,326 -25% 2,968 $722   $57,795,201 17
2017/06/19 7 $921,446 -57% 2,968 $310   $58,716,647 18
2017/06/20 8 $1,151,950 +25% 2,968 $388   $59,868,597 19
2017/06/21 9 $757,070 -34% 2,372 $319   $60,625,667 20
2017/06/22 9 $837,509 +11% 2,372 $353   $61,463,176 21
2017/06/23 9 $1,477,624 +76% 2,328 $635   $62,940,800 22
2017/06/24 9 $1,629,205 +10% 2,328 $700   $64,570,005 23
2017/06/25 9 $1,177,286 -28% 2,328 $506   $65,747,291 24
2017/06/26 9 $578,691 -51% 2,328 $249   $66,325,982 25
2017/06/27 8 $827,219 +43% 2,328 $355   $67,153,201 26

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/06/02 2 $32,262,512   3,434 $9,395   $32,262,512 7
2017/06/09 3 $18,351,148 -43% 3,529 $5,200   $50,613,660 14
2017/06/16 9 $10,849,516 -41% 2,372 $4,574   $61,463,176 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Denmark 6/2/2017 $152,000 0 0 0 $152,000 6/5/2017
Norway 6/9/2017 $405,000 0 0 0 $178,000 6/26/2017
Portugal 6/2/2017 $247,353 88 88 325 $713,417 6/29/2017
Spain 6/9/2017 $846,512 492 596 1590 $498,000 6/26/2017
Turkey 6/2/2017 $156,339 292 292 772 $656,221 6/28/2017
Rest of World $3,557,684
International Total$5,624,488 6/29/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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