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The Cave (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,007,991Details
International Box Office $12,140,000
Worldwide Box Office $27,147,991
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
11% - Rotten
Audience
28% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 26th, 2005 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: January 3rd, 2006 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Cave, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense creature violence.
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Lakeshore Entertainment, Screen Gems, Cinerenta
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,625 $115,456 Sep 30, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,207 $110,875 Sep 23, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,615 $453,565 Sep 16, 2005 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,335 $1,355,355 Sep 9, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,018 $2,948,695 Sep 2, 2005 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,550 $6,147,294 Aug 26, 2005 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,944 2,195 Aug 26, 2005 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,671 3.02 Aug 26, 2005 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,904 33.1% Aug 26, 2005 1

Cast

   Jack
   Buchanan
   Tyler
   Kim
Rick Ravanello    Briggs
Marcel Iures    Dr. Nicolai
Kieran Darcy-Smith    Strobe
   Katherine
Piper Perabo    Charlie

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Michael Steinberg
Screenwriter    Tegan West
Producer    Richard Wright
Producer    Michael Ohoven
Producer    Tom Rosenberg
Producer    Gary Lucchesi
Producer    Andrew Mason
Executive Producer    Marco Mehlitz
Executive Producer    Neil Bluhm
Executive Producer    Judd Malkin
Co-Producer    Robert Bernacchi
Co-Producer    James McQuaide
Cinematographer    Ross Emery
Editor    Brian Berdan
Composer    Johnny Klimek
Composer    Reinhold Heil
Production Designer    Pier Luigi Basile
Supervising Sound Editor    Corvin Cristian
Art Director    Vlad Vieru
Art Director    Peter Pound
Set Decorator    Malcolm Stone
Costume Designer    Wendy Partridge
Make-up and Hair Designer    Paul Pattison
Sound Mixer    Mac Ruth
Sound Designer    Dane A. Davis
Visual Effects Supervisor    James McQuaide
Visual Effects Designer    Gary Beach
Visual Effects Designer    Payam Shohadai
Special Effects Supervisor    Nick Allder
Creature Designer    Patrick Tatopoulos
Stunt Coordinator    Glenn Boswell
Assistant Director    Charles Rothman
Second Unit Director    Garry Philips
Second Unit Camera    Garry Philips
Underwater Camera    Wes Skiles
Casting Director    Tricia Wood
Casting Director    Deborah Aquila

Crashing the Home Market

January 14th, 2006

We had a new number one this week as Wedding Crashers took top spot on both the rental and the sales charts. The film earned $13.57 million in combined rentals, $12.80 million of that from DVDs. More...

DVD Releases for January 3, 2006

January 2nd, 2006

After the recent shopping frenzy, it's no wonder this week's list is a little on the light side. There are a couple of releases that piqued my interest (Alien Nation - The Complete Series, for instance), but the winner of the DVD Pick of the week was a limited release, Broken Flowers - Buy from Amazon. More...

Not Quite Like Heaven

December 18th, 2005

Just Like Heaven dipped at the box office falling out of the top five with $4.53 million on 1609 screens in 30 markets over the weekend for an early total of $18.04 million internationally. Its best opening was in Belgium where it debuted in second place with $252,000 on 40 screens over the weekend and $290,000 in total. It also had debuts in Holland with $139,000 on 57 screens over the weekend and $167,000 overall, and in Greece with $116,000 on 24 and Norway with $113,000 on 26. Holdovers include Germany where the film dropped 24% to $890,000 on 273 screens for a total of $2.41 million so far, while in Spain the film fell 39% to 718,000 on 200 screens for a two-week total of $3.09 million. More...

International Details: Flightplan has Bumpy Landing

December 11th, 2005

Flightplan fell out of the top five with $5.13 million on 2,430 screens in 38 markets for a total of $94.65 million on the international scene. It did fall from second to sixth on this week's charts, but it should still reach $100 million by this time next week. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it remained in second place with $2.14 million on 416 screens for a two-week total of $6.59 million. More...

Her Shoes Fall out of Fashion

December 4th, 2005

Here's this week's round-up of international box office numbers.

In Her Shoes fell out of the top five this week with $3.95 million on 2,050 screens in 23 markets for a $30.60 million international box office. The film held up amazingly well in Spain, dropping just 8% to $810,000 on 290 screens, but it wasn't as fortunate in France where it lost more than half its opening, earning $400,000 on 293 screens, falling out of the top ten in the process. It suffered a similar fate during its third weekend in the U.K. where it was down 55% to $736,000 on 268 screens, but the film already has $7.06 million there, which is better than its domestic run if you take into account the relative sizes of the two markets. More...

Zorro Leaves its Mark

November 27th, 2005

The Legend of Zorro fell from second to sixth this week and because of that its quest from $100 million internationally took a serious hit. Over the weekend the film pulled in $4.20 million on 4062 screens in 62 markets for a running tally of $80.73 million. In France the film fell 57% to $1.01 million over the weekend and $14.80 million during its four-week run while it had a similar drop-off in Spain where it was down 56% to $475,000 over the weekend and $9.10 million in total. The box office was less kind in Russia, (down 68% to $136,000); Germany, (down 70% to $232,000) and the U.K., (down 83% to $120,000). More...

Corpse Bridesmaid

November 20th, 2005

The Corpse Bride missed the top five by the narrowest of narrow margins losing out to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit $5.50 million to $5.45 million. The film earned its $5.45 million on 2586 screens in 28 markets pushing its total to $53.4 million total at the international box office. In South Korea the film fell 43% to $753,000 on 114 screens, which is better than average for the market. And the film is also doing well in Italy adding $764,000 on 268 screens to its $2.67 million running tally there, $700,000 in France for a $8 million box office, and $462,000 in Japan for a $7.0 million box office. More...

Zorro Steals the Show

November 6th, 2005

With The Legend of Zorro earning a nearly worldwide release this past weekend, and the imminent release of another juggernaut, there was little room for other releases this weekend on the international scene. More...

International Round-up: Red Eye Takes Off

October 2nd, 2005

Red Eye added another $3.7 million on 2,057 screens in 37 markets to its $22 million international total. The film opened in second place in both Spain with $850,000 on 215 screens and in the Netherlands with $250,000 on 59 ($300,000 including previews). More...

Mafia Sequel Squeezes into Top Five Again

September 25th, 2005

Marrying the Mafia 2 again led its native market of South Korean with $4.81 million over the weekend and $12.78 million during its two-week run. And like last week, this was enough for the film to secure a place in the top five overall just beating out Pride and Prejudice. More...

Mafia Rubs Out Competition

September 18th, 2005

Marrying the Mafia 2 is the latest local film to lead the South Korean box office as it opened with $5.555 million on 449 screens, $7.515 million including Thursday. Not only was that easily enough for first place in its home market, but also put the film in third place on the overall international box office charts. More...

U.K. is Virgin Territory

September 11th, 2005

The 40-Year Old Virgin topped the U.K. marked with an impressive $3.26 million on 394 screens in the U.K., but this is probably not indicative of its potential in other international markets. The film should do well in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, but will likely struggle in non-English speaking markets. (Germany may be an exception.) More...

War Ends World Tour with a Blast

September 4th, 2005

War of the Worlds opened in its last international market over the weekend making $3.0 million on 583 screens in China. That's about 10% more money that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith earned, but War of the Worlds needed nearly double the number of screens. Overall the film added $4.5 million to its $345 million international total, easily the second best of the year so far. More...

Virgin Twice as Nice the Second Time Around

August 29th, 2005

The last weekend in August was weaker than expected when it came to new releases, but at least holdovers generally held up well. Overall the box office was down 14.5% from last weekend and 6.1% from last year, dropping below $100 million in the process. Year-to-date 2005 has earned $5.868 billion in total ticket sales, which is down 7.8% from the same time last year. Summer is even worse - down 9.2% to $3.367 billion. More...

Box Office Prospects Look Grimm

August 26th, 2005

The last weekend in August brings us three wide releases, sort of. The widest release, and most likely weekend champion, is opening much wider than expected, but the other two films are not. One is opening in not much more than 2,000 theatres while the other didn't even crack the top ten on the theatre count chart for the weekend. On the plus side, this weekend last year was really weak, so 2005 should catch up a little bit. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 19 - August 25

August 25th, 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, Corpse Bride - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 29 - August 4

August 4th, 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, Broken Flowers - Official Site. More...

2005 Preview: August

August 1st, 2005

The Dog Days of Summer. Not sure why they are called that, but it could have something to do with all the movie releases that look like dogs. What these films lack in quality, however, they are making up for in quantity, with between 13 and 17 movies being released over the four weeks. (There are few films that may or may not get wide releases and another couple that will likely get pushed back.) With this much competition, all but a few will likely bomb and most look like huge mistakes. After reading the list of predictions, head here to discuss them with other movie fans. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 19 - May 26

May 26th, 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, Cinderella Man - Official Site. More...

Movie Websites Launches for January 14 - January 20

January 20th, 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, Fantastic Four - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/08/26 5 $6,147,294   2,195 $2,801   $6,147,294 3
2005/09/02 10 $2,948,695 -52% 2,195 $1,343   $10,962,904 10
2005/09/09 12 $1,355,355 -54% 1,871 $724   $13,702,364 17
2005/09/16 22 $453,565 -67% 750 $605   $14,528,772 24
2005/09/23 42 $110,875 -76% 242 $458   $14,747,362 31
2005/09/30 39 $115,456 +4% 225 $513   $14,888,028 38

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/08/26 5 $2,032,201   2,195 $926   $2,032,201 1
2005/08/27 6 $2,442,827 +20% 2,195 $1,113   $4,475,028 2
2005/08/28 5 $1,672,266 -32% 2,195 $762   $6,147,294 3
2005/08/29 6 $550,387 -67% 2,195 $251   $6,697,681 4
2005/08/30 7 $512,036 -7% 2,195 $233   $7,209,717 5
2005/08/31 8 $424,665 -17% 2,195 $193   $7,634,382 6
2005/09/01 8 $379,827 -11% 2,195 $173   $8,014,209 7
2005/09/02 10 $764,076 +101% 2,195 $348   $8,778,285 8
2005/09/03 10 $1,102,668 +44% 2,195 $502   $9,880,953 9
2005/09/04 10 $1,081,951 -2% 2,195 $493   $10,962,904 10
2005/09/05 10 $815,554 -25% 2,195 $372   $11,778,458 11
2005/09/06 9 $208,531 -74% 2,195 $95   $11,986,989 12
2005/09/07 9 $187,883 -10% 2,195 $86   $12,174,872 13
2005/09/08 9 $172,137 -8% 2,195 $78   $12,347,009 14
2005/09/09 - $406,294 +136% 1,871 $217   $12,753,303 15
2005/09/10 - $596,556 +47% 1,871 $319   $13,349,859 16
2005/09/11 - $352,505 -41% 1,871 $188   $13,702,364 17
2005/09/12 - $91,044 -74% 1,871 $49   $13,793,408 18
2005/09/13 - $93,190 +2% 1,871 $50   $13,886,598 19
2005/09/14 - $92,908 n/c 1,871 $50   $13,979,506 20
2005/09/15 - $95,701 +3% 1,871 $51   $14,075,207 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/08/26 6 $8,014,209   2,195 $3,651   $8,014,209 7
2005/09/02 10 $4,332,800 -46% 2,195 $1,974   $12,347,009 14
2005/09/09 12 $1,728,198 -60% 1,871 $924   $14,075,207 21
2005/09/16 24 $561,280 -68% 750 $748   $14,636,487 28
2005/09/23 43 $136,085 -76% 242 $562   $14,772,572 35

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