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Chicken Little (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $135,386,665Details
International Box Office $174,657,158
Worldwide Box Office $310,043,823
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $142,664,304 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $142,664,304
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

The sky's the limit in Walt Disney Pictures' "Chicken Little," a comedy-adventure that gives a sophisticated and satirical twist to the classic fable. It is now one year after the "unfortunate acorn incident" when Chicken Little caused bigtime havoc in his hometown of Oakey Oaks by proclaiming that the sky was falling after being conked on the head by what appeared to be an acorn. Down but not out, the plucky chicken joins the local baseball team in the hopes of reviving his reputation and winning the respect of his father, Buck Cluck. When he leads the town to an upset victory, he becomes the toast of the town. But no sooner has the champion chicken redeemed himself when he is hit on the head one more time. And this time the sky really is falling! Fearful of once again being labeled crazy, he is reluctant to tell anyone what has happened. Instead, he enlists the help of his closest pals - Runt of the Litter, Abby Mallard (aka Ugly Duckling), and Fish Out of Water - in an attempt to save the day without sending the town into a whole new panic.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
36% - Rotten
Audience
47% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 4th, 2005 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: March 21st, 2006 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Alien Invasion, Family Movie, 3-D
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Walt Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 508 $9,896 Apr 7, 2006 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 442 $33,084 Mar 31, 2006 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 307 $90,908 Mar 24, 2006 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 358 $94,848 Mar 17, 2006 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 389 $121,985 Mar 10, 2006 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 412 $152,399 Mar 3, 2006 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 388 $205,307 Feb 24, 2006 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 373 $267,236 Feb 17, 2006 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 443 $287,826 Feb 10, 2006 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,317 $70,588 Feb 3, 2006 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,298 $101,136 Jan 27, 2006 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,349 $123,974 Jan 20, 2006 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,103 $211,650 Jan 13, 2006 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 944 $343,605 Jan 6, 2006 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 656 $799,028 Dec 30, 2005 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,363 $432,624 Dec 23, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,107 $1,054,952 Dec 16, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 878 $2,306,627 Dec 9, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 633 $4,406,418 Dec 2, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 140 $12,568,113 Nov 25, 2005 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 306 $100,158,921 Nov 18, 2005 18
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 249 $14,711,378 Nov 18, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 143 $31,653,590 Nov 11, 2005 10
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 514 $11,314,072 Nov 11, 2005 8
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 351 $60,061,967 Nov 11, 2005 8
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 323 $12,122,834 Nov 6, 2005 3
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 57 $40,049,778 Nov 4, 2005 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 291 $40,049,778 Nov 4, 2005 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 381 $40,049,778 Nov 4, 2005 3
Widest Opening Weekend 214 3,654 Nov 4, 2005 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 102 $17,355,335 Nov 5, 2005 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 300 $17,355,335 Nov 5, 2005 2
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 765 $17,355,335 Nov 5, 2005 2

Cast

   Chicken Little
Amy Sedaris    Foxy Loxy
Joan Cusack    Abby Mallard
Steve Zahn    Runt of the the Litter
Don Knotts    Mayor Turkey Lurkey
Catherine O'Hara    Tina - Alien Mom
Fred Willard    Melvin - Alien Dad
Harry Shearer    Dog Announcer
Patrick Stewart    Mr. Woolensworth
Wallace Shawn    Principal Fetchit
Patrick Warburton    Alien Cop
Garry Marshall    Buck Cluck
Adam West    Ace-Hollywood Chicken Little
Mark Walton    Goosey Loosey
Mark Dindal    Morkubine Porupine Coach
Dan Molina    Fish Out of Water
Joe Whyte    Rodriguez, Acorn Mascot, Coach
Sean Elmore    Kirby - Alien Kid
Evan Dunn    Kirby - Alien Kid
Matthew Josten    Kirby - Alien Kid
Kellie Hoover    Mama Runt
Will Finn    Hollywood Fish
Dara McGarry    Hollywood Abby
Mark Kennedy    Hollywood Runt
Brad Abrell    Additional Voice
Tom Amundsen    Additional Voice
Steve Bencich    Additional Voice
Greg Berg    Additional Voice
Julianne Buescher    Additional Voice
David Cowgill    Additional Voice
Terri Douglas    Additional Voice
Chris Edgerly    Additional Voice
Amanda Fein    Additional Voice
Caitlin Fein    Additional Voice
Pat Fraley    Additional Voice
Eddie Frierson    Additonal Voice
Jackie Gonneau    Additional Voice
Archie Hahn    Additional Voice
Jason Harris    Additional Voice
Brittney Lee Harvey    Additional Voice
Brian Herskowitz    Additional Voice
Amanda Kaplan    Additional Voice
Nathan Kress    Additional Voice
Anne Lockhart    Additional Voice
Connor Matheus    Additional Voice
Mona Marshall    Additional Voice
Scott Menville    Additional Voice
Rene Mujica    Additional Voice
Jonathan Nichols    Additional Voice
Paul Pape    Additional Voice
Aaron Spann    Additional Voice
Pepper Sweeney    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Randy Fullmer
Story Creator    Mark Dindal
Story Creator    Mark Kennedy
Screenwriter    Steve Bencich
Screenwriter    Ron J. Friedman
Screenwriter    Ron Anderson
Composer    John Debney
Associate Producer    Peter Del Vecho
Production Designer    David Womersley
Art Director    Ian Gooding
Co-Art Director    Dan Cooper
Editor    Dan Molina
Visual Effects Supervisor    Steve Goldberg
Technical Supervisor    Eric Powers
Production Manager    Paul Lanum
Post Production Director    Berenice Robinson
Head of Story    Mark Kennedy
Layout Supervisor    Terry Moews
Animation Supervisor    Eamonn Butler
Effects Supervisor    Dale Mayeda

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March 20th, 2007

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Hostel Tops Tepid Week on the Home Market

April 29th, 2006

It was a slow week for new releases as Hostel took the top prize on the rental charts. But it was a close contest with it pulling in $8.42 million compared to the $8.11 million earned by the second place film, Fun with Dick and Jane. More...

Fun on the Home Market

April 22nd, 2006

Fun with Dick and Jane started its home market run off with a first place, $10.27 million run for the week but was unable to top the DVD sales chart. More...

Narnia Overthrows King for Home Market Crown

April 15th, 2006

Narnia opened in first place on the home market with a lower than expected $8.73 million in rentals, and it did even better on the sales charts. But more on that in a bit. More...

Kong Crowned King of the Home Market

April 8th, 2006

King Kong was the best of this week's batch as it easily took top spot on the rental charts with $10.31 million in DVD rentals. This is higher than expected as I had assumed the vast majority of people who were interested in seeing it would buy it, but instead the buyers lead the renters by only a 2 - 1 margin. 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...

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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...

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...

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...

Bronze is Triple Gold Medallist

February 22nd, 2006

For the third weekend in a row, The French film, Les Bronzes Amis Pour la Vie, topped the international charts. This week it made $11.28 million on 1019 screens in three markets for a total of $62.48 million. It goes without saying that its best market was France where it made another $9 million on 950 screens for a $57.8 million running tally there. More...

Another Gold Medal Performance for Bronze

February 15th, 2006

The French film, Les Bronzes Amis Pour la Vie, fell 40% this weekend, but that was still more than enough to finish first on the overall box office charts with $15.68 million on 1019 screens in three markets for an international total of $47.05 million so far. It earned the vast majority of that amount in France where it finished first with $14.37 million on 950 screens over the weekend for a running tally of $43.16 million. The film also finished first in Belgium with $805,000 on 39 screens and in Switzerland with $505,000 on 30 screens; so far it has earned $2.32 million and $1.57 million in those two markets respectively. More...

Bronze Wins Gold on International Charts

February 8th, 2006

Les Bronzes Amis Pour la Vie, which is the latest film in a trilogy that started in the late 70s, opened in its native France and dominated the market. The film made $24.26 million over the weekend, which was more than 60% of the overall French box office. The film also finished first in Belgium with $1.25 million on 41 screens and in Switzerland with $734,000 on 30 over the weekend and $882,000 in total. This film cost 35 million Euros to make, which at today's exchange rate would about $42 million American, and the film should have no trouble showing a profit in its native markets even if it has shorter legs than most films there have. More...

International Top Five: Munich Marches to the Top

February 1st, 2006

Munich had the widest international opening in a long time and that helped it reach the top of the charts with $15.34 million on 2911 screens in 30 markets. Its biggest market was France at $2.5 million on 437 screens and it did similar business in the U.K. with $2.15 million on 383 screens. Other million dollar markets include Germany at $1.69 million on 394 screens, Spain at $1.67 million on 218, Italy at $1.63 million on 296, and Australia at $1.34 million on 211. While those numbers are acceptable, the film wasn't able to top any of the markets. On the other hand, it finished first is Israel with $151,000 on 30 screens. More...

Turmoil on International Charts

January 29th, 2006

Late updates have changed some of the results on in International Top Five this week as My Boss, My Student crushed the competition in South Korea with $7.59 million on 450 screens over the weekend and $9.31 million in total. This meant that despite Brokeback Mountain earning a better than initially reported $7.39 million, it was pushed out of the top five and into sixth place. More...

International Round-up: Dick and Jane's Fun has Just Begun

January 22nd, 2006

A few more markets helped Fun with Dick and Jane remain flat last weekend at the international box office with $5.25 million on 1,458 screens in 18 markets for an early total of $18.09 million. Its best market was Mexico where it opened in first place with $1.87 million on 418 screens while in Germany the film added $1.47 million on 478 screens for a two-week total of $4.39 million. The film's biggest running total still came from Australia, where the film has managed $7.39 million after three weeks, including $710,000 over this past weekend. More...

Narnia Remains King of the International Box Office

January 11th, 2006

Narnia again led the international box office, this time taking in $30 million on 7,528 screens in 36 markets for a total of $277 million as it broke $500 million worldwide. That puts the film in sixth place for the year on the international charts and its $525 million worldwide total is fourth for the year. There were not much in the way of new openings this weekend but it did finish first in both Poland with $1.5 million and in Argentina with $1 million. The film's best market over the weekend was again France with $5.9 million for a $28.1 million overall. On the other hand, the film's best market overall is still the U.K. where the film has earned an amazing $67.81 million overall, including $3.78 million on 489 screens this weekend. More...

Cowboys Produce another Nomination

January 6th, 2006

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Narnia Starts the New Year off on Top

January 4th, 2006

Narnia extended its lead on the international scene this weekend with $41.5 million on 6,584 screens in 31 markets for a total of $225.5 million. (Total included an estimated $12 million on Monday.) The film opened in second place in South Korea with $3.94 million on 262 screens over the weekend and $5.22 million overall. Meanwhile, in Taiwan the film earned $1.3 million on 60 and $1 million on 95 in Thailand. Its best market overall was France where the film earned $8.4 million during its second weekend of release while in the U.K. the film was up 5% for the weekend with $5.13 million on 526 screens for a total of $58.86 million. More...

International Weekend: Narnia Knocks off King Kong

December 28th, 2005

It was a close race, but Narnia was able to climb to the top of the international box office this weekend with $35.2 million on 3,908 screens in 25 markets. It nearly doubled its market count, including a number one, $8.7 million debut on 908 screens in France, and it also opened first in Russia with $2.72 million on 303. The film had to settle for third place in Italy, but earned a strong $2.6 million on 456 screens. It also climbed back into first place in the U.K. with $4.92 million over the weekend and $42.73 million overall, but that was more due to King Kong's complete collapse than Narnia's staying power as the film was down 42%. Including Monday, the film has made $138 million internationally and $303 million worldwide; that is likely enough to cover the film's production budget and it should pay for its P&A budget as well before long. More...

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December 23rd, 2005

Chicken Little fell out of the top five with $6.81 million on 3697 screens in 32 markets for a $66.03 million running tally. The film had no major openings while holdovers varied from strong in France, (down just 29% to $3.03 million on 910 screens for the weekend and $7.75 million in total) to very poor in Italy, (down 59% to $658,000 on 367 for a $6.39 million total). The film has yet to open in several major markets including the U.K., Japan, and Germany and when it does it should have no trouble topping its domestic total since it is already more than halfway there. More...

Narnia has Heavenly Start, but Potter Pulls off Another Victory

December 14th, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire took a bit of a tumble at the international box office this weekend, but that is understandable since it only had one new opening and the competition was much steeper this weekend. Overall the film added $53.13 million on nearly 11,000 screens in 58 markets for a running tally of $415 million internationally and $659 million worldwide. Both of those figures represent the second best for the year, and the film is now in 17th place internationally and 23rd worldwide all-time. In the film's only opening, it did break industry records, earning $837,000 on 37 screens in Israel, including previews. Other big takes include $11 million on 950 screens during its second weekend in France for a $32.9 million total in the market. It dropped just 13% during its sophomore stint in South Korea, which is a nearly unheard of drop-off; the film made $4.5 million on 486 screens over the weekend and $12.9 million overall. The U.K. is still the film's best market with just shy of $70 million so far, including $3.5m on 1,050 screens this weekend. More...

Another Week, Another Milestone for Potter

December 7th, 2005

For the third week in a row, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire expanded on the international scene, and that allowed its overall box office to remain nearly flat with $92.6 million on more than 11,600 screens in 57 markets. Its total has now reached $330.6 million, putting it fourth for the year, just behind Madagascar, and just outside the top thirty all-time, while its worldwide total of $560 million is third for the year and 30th all-time. More...

Aeon Redux

December 2nd, 2005

The first weekend of December is usually not a very strong; too many people are trying to get their gift shopping done and are way too busy to check out a movie. (I, on the other hand, have been finished for weeks now.) Without much in the way of competition, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will likely win the weekend race for the third time in the film's run. More...

Abbreviated Predictions

December 2nd, 2005

I learned a lot this week. For instance, I learned that when you removed the power supply from your computer, you should write down where each connection goes so you know how to put it back. To make a long story short, I'm writing this on my parents' computer and I'm picking up mine from the repair shop at 6:00 p.m. (I'm such an idiot.) In the meantime, here are the abbreviated predictions for the top five this week... More...

Harry Grows as Goblet Goes Global

November 30th, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire added nearly two dozen more markets this weekend, including several major ones, and that allowed its international haul to grow to $96.8 million on 9,488 screens in 42 markets for a two-week total of $208.9 million. New openings this weekend included a record-setting debut in both Italy, with $9.9 million on 869 screens, and in Belgium, with $2.8 million on 177. The film had the second-best opening in several markets, including Spain at $8 million on 527 screens, Brazil with $3.9 million on 550, the Netherlands with $2.7 million on 252, and Greece with $1.5 million on 84. While it didn't set records, it also had very impressive debuts in both Japan, where it made $14.2 million on 856 screens, and in Argentina, with $1.1 million on 156. It should be noted that in Japan the film was on par with other entries in the franchise, and that should lead to a $100 million box office in that market. Speaking of $100 million markets, the film is on track to reach that milestone in the U.K. after dropping just 38% during its second weekend there, adding $15.9 million on 536 screens for running tally of $51.3 million. Holdovers were less kind in Mexico, where it was down 47% to $3.7 million for the weekend and $13.7 million in total, and in Germany, where it fell 53% to $10.3 million on 1,248 screens for a $34.9 million running total. So far the film has nearly $410 million worldwide, which puts it just shy of the Top 50 All-Time, but with several more markets coming this week (including a trio of major ones in France, Australia and South Korea), the film should have no trouble making it there by this time next week. More...

Potter Gobbles up Thanksgiving Box Office

November 28th, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire continues to prop up an otherwise sagging box office. It was the only film to top $20 million over the long weekend, the first time that just a single movie has topped that figure over Thanksgiving weekend since 1997. This led to a decrease of 8.4% compared to last weekend, but the three-day weekend was still 1.7% more than last year. The five-day result was even better, with 2005 up 2.9% over 2004. Year-to-date, 2005 is still 6% behind, but with a few more potential monster hits on their way, it could close the gap. More...

Plump Prospects for the Turkey Day Long Weekend

November 23rd, 2005

Thanksgiving Weekend is as busy as ever. With five films opening wide (and another expanding wide) and with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire a dead cert to finish first again, many of the films will have a difficult time attracting moviegoers. More...

Potter Piles on the Pounds (and Euros and Yuan and Krone...)

November 23rd, 2005

In a result that surprised no one, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire topped the international charts with a fantastic $85.5 million on 4,268 screens in just 16 markets, which was more than the rest of the top 30 combined. This isn't quite as big an opening as Prisoner of Azkaban's $87.2 million, but that film opened in more markets and on more screens, giving Goblet of Fire a significant advantage when it comes to long-term potential. The film was first in every one of its markets, and even set records in many of them, including the U.K., where it earned $25.6 million on 535 screens for the best 3-day weekend ever. In Germany, it made $21.68 million on 1,243 screens, breaking the record for biggest 4-day weekend, while in Denmark its opening was $2.85 million on 97 screens for the best 3-day weekend. It just missed setting records in Taiwan, where it earned $3.5 million on 184 screens, the second biggest opening there behind just Kung Fu Hustle, and it had the third best opening in Mexico with $6.8 million on 654 screens. Other key markets included China, at $3.4 million on 349 screens, Austria, with $2.5 million on 173, Norway, with $2.38 million on 109, Sweden, also with $2.38 million on 168, and Thailand, with $2 million on 218. Next week Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will open in several more major markets including Japan, Italy, and Spain, while it should have million dollar openings in Brazil, Argentina, and others. More...

Goblet Fires up Moviegoers

November 21st, 2005

It was a great weekend at the box office, as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire topped almost all expectations. Even with holdovers falling a little faster than expected, there were massive gains at the box office. Week-to-week the overall box office was up an astounding 42.9%, but more importantly it was up 19.2% from the same weekend last year, cutting the year-to-date deficit to 6%. More...

Casting a Spell on Audiences

November 18th, 2005

For the first time since Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith opened, there is a monster hit awaiting moviegoers at the box office. And while it is very unlikely that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will have a better opening, it should still reinvigorate the box office and pull 2005 out of this slump. More...

Flightplan has Mile High Weekend

November 16th, 2005

It was a first place finish for Flightplan this weekend with $15.2 million on 3,484 screens in 39 markets for a running tally of $60.2 million on the international scene. The film had several first place finishes including $2.8 million on 303 screens in Spain, $1.6 million on 313 screens in Australia, $570,000 on 85 screens in the Netherlands. It also performed well in France with $2.3 million on 500 screens finishing in third place, South Korea with $2.1 million on 120 screens in South Korea, and in Russia with $750,000 on 160 screens. Holdovers include a $1.3 million, first place finish on 303 screens in its second weekend in Italy and $1.3 million on 660 screens during its fourth weekend in Germany for a total of $12.4 million total in the market. More...

Little still Large while Get Rich Dies Trying

November 14th, 2005

It was another soft weekend at the box office, with nearly every film in the top five missing expectations. That pushed the overall box office down 7% from last weekend and 14% from the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2005 is now 7% behind last year's pace, while the fall box office season is down 3%. More...

Chicken's Little Start on the International Scene is Lucrative

November 13th, 2005

Chicken Little started its international run with day-and-date debuts in 9 markets earning $5.54 million on 900 screens, just missing the top five in the process. Its best market was kid-friendly Mexico with $3.1 million on 600 screens, which is about on par with its opening domestically. On the other hand, the film broke records in Malaysia with $477,000 on 40 screens. Other results include a first place debuts in Russia with $1.1 million on 197 screens and in Taiwan with $463,000 on 18 screens, (including previews). More...

Chicken to Remain Large

November 11th, 2005

Three new wide release hit theatres this weekend, but none seem likely to overtake Chicken Little for top spot on the charts. It also seems likely that the overall box office will continue to fall well behind last year's pace with the combined total of the new releases being less than The Incredibles' sophomore stint. 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...

Chicken Not So Little

November 7th, 2005

Both new releases beat expectations, as did every single holdover in the top five, and that led to a serious increase in total box office of 31.5% from last weekend. However, this time last year saw a 43.8% increase, meaning the year-to-year comparison with 2004 was 6.8% down. So far, the Fall season box office has been nearly keeping up with 2004, at $1.118 billion to $1.122 billion, but year-to-date 2005 is 6.4% behind with $7.153 billion. More...

Box Office needs a Little Help

November 4th, 2005

There are just the two wide releases this weekend: the prime attraction and the counter programming. While this usually means both films will maximize their box office, this probably won't be the case this weekend. Part of the problem is the box office slump we're in; people are just not interested in going to the movies at the moment. In May, it took a monster hit to start the summer box office session when it normally starts the first week of the month. Likewise, November usually starts off with a bang, but since October was so weak it will probably take until the first monster hit of the month before we see a serious increase in the overall box office. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 28 - November 3

November 3rd, 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, Pride and Prejudice - Official Site
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2005 Preview: November

November 1st, 2005

Wow, that sucked.

October was a terrible month at the box office and all the gains made in September were erased. November promises to be better than October, but the real question is whether it will be better than November of last year. On the plus side, last November was pretty bad, with most films missing expectations. On the down side, there is only one guaranteed hit this month, and only a couple of others that should also perform well with both the critics and the moviegoers. If you have predictions of your own to make, feel free to head over to our forum and share them with our readers.

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Movie Website Updates for October 21 - October 27

October 27th, 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, Jarhead - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7 - October 13

October 13th, 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, Prime - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 17 - June 23

June 23rd, 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, Chicken Little - Official Site. 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 November 5 - November 11

November 10th, 2004

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 Closer - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for May 14 - May 20

May 20th, 2004

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. It was another deceptively slow week as there are lots of site on the list, but none stood out as an award winning site. Many were simple placeholders, others had just minor updates, and the only three flash sites to launch were mostly marked coming soon. I was even tempted to not give out an award or maybe even bring in a ringer. But in the end I went with The Incredibles - 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
2005/11/04 1 $40,049,778   3,654 $10,961   $40,049,778 3
2005/11/11 1 $31,653,590 -21% 3,658 $8,653   $80,401,485 10
2005/11/18 3 $14,711,378 -54% 3,514 $4,187   $99,093,096 17
2005/11/25 4 $12,568,113 -15% 3,475 $3,617   $118,398,441 24
2005/12/02 7 $4,406,418 -65% 3,021 $1,459   $124,118,837 31
2005/12/09 9 $2,306,627 -48% 2,326 $992   $127,280,176 38
2005/12/16 14 $1,054,952 -54% 1,602 $659   $128,829,279 45
2005/12/23 19 $432,624 -59% 922 $469   $130,023,971 52
2005/12/30 18 $799,028 +85% 803 $995   $131,944,653 59
2006/01/06 23 $343,605 -57% 419 $820   $132,863,585 66
2006/01/13 31 $211,650 -38% 271 $781   $133,150,656 73
2006/01/20 39 $123,974 -41% 188 $659   $133,394,202 80
2006/01/27 43 $101,136 -18% 148 $683   $133,533,895 87
2006/02/03 48 $70,588 -30% 110 $642   $133,629,990 94
2006/02/10 31 $287,826 +308% 325 $886   $133,934,599 101
2006/02/17 33 $267,236 -7% 305 $876   $134,297,215 108
2006/02/24 36 $205,307 -23% 272 $755   $134,637,797 115
2006/03/03 38 $152,399 -26% 237 $643   $134,838,088 122
2006/03/10 43 $121,985 -20% 189 $645   $135,003,958 129
2006/03/17 46 $94,848 -22% 136 $697   $135,156,763 136
2006/03/24 43 $90,908 -4% 128 $710   $135,289,768 143
2006/03/31 60 $33,084 -64% 82 $403   $135,359,110 150
2006/04/07 77 $9,896 -70% 44 $225   $135,381,507 157

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/11/04 1 $10,571,609   3,654 $2,893   $10,571,609 1
2005/11/05 1 $17,355,335 +64% 3,654 $4,750   $27,926,944 2
2005/11/06 1 $12,122,834 -30% 3,654 $3,318   $40,049,778 3
2005/11/07 2 $1,916,322 -84% 3,654 $524   $41,966,100 4
2005/11/08 1 $2,230,622 +16% 3,654 $610   $44,196,722 5
2005/11/09 2 $1,615,210 -28% 3,654 $442   $45,811,932 6
2005/11/10 1 $2,935,963 +82% 3,654 $803   $48,747,895 7
2005/11/11 1 $11,314,072 +285% 3,658 $3,093   $60,061,967 8
2005/11/12 1 $12,422,456 +10% 3,658 $3,396   $72,484,423 9
2005/11/13 1 $7,917,062 -36% 3,658 $2,164   $80,401,485 10
2005/11/14 1 $1,109,809 -86% 3,658 $303   $81,511,294 11
2005/11/15 1 $1,005,555 -9% 3,658 $275   $82,516,849 12
2005/11/16 1 $929,430 -8% 3,658 $254   $83,446,279 13
2005/11/17 1 $935,439 +1% 3,658 $256   $84,381,718 14
2005/11/18 3 $3,558,061 +280% 3,514 $1,013   $87,939,779 15
2005/11/19 3 $6,782,636 +91% 3,514 $1,930   $94,722,415 16
2005/11/20 3 $4,370,681 -36% 3,514 $1,244   $99,093,096 17
2005/11/21 3 $1,065,825 -76% 3,514 $303   $100,158,921 18
2005/11/22 3 $1,344,740 +26% 3,514 $383   $101,503,661 19
2005/11/23 5 $2,339,200 +74% 3,475 $673   $103,842,861 20
2005/11/24 6 $1,987,467 -15% 3,475 $572   $105,830,328 21
2005/11/25 4 $5,181,179 +161% 3,475 $1,491   $111,011,507 22
2005/11/26 4 $4,805,913 -7% 3,475 $1,383   $115,817,420 23
2005/11/27 4 $2,581,021 -46% 3,475 $743   $118,398,441 24
2005/11/28 7 $386,516 -85% 3,475 $111   $118,784,957 25
2005/11/29 7 $319,479 -17% 3,475 $92   $119,104,436 26
2005/11/30 7 $295,061 -8% 3,475 $85   $119,399,497 27
2005/12/01 7 $312,922 +6% 3,475 $90   $119,712,419 28
2005/12/02 8 $1,024,206 +227% 3,021 $339   $120,736,625 29
2005/12/03 6 $2,093,205 +104% 3,021 $693   $122,829,830 30
2005/12/04 5 $1,289,007 -38% 3,021 $427   $124,118,837 31
2005/12/05 8 $190,617 -85% 3,021 $63   $124,309,454 32
2005/12/06 8 $216,223 +13% 3,021 $72   $124,525,677 33
2005/12/07 8 $207,947 -4% 3,021 $69   $124,733,624 34
2005/12/08 8 $239,925 +15% 3,021 $79   $124,973,549 35
2005/12/09 10 $532,308 +122% 2,326 $229   $125,505,857 36
2005/12/10 9 $1,090,206 +105% 2,326 $469   $126,596,063 37
2005/12/11 8 $684,113 -37% 2,326 $294   $127,280,176 38
2005/12/12 10 $125,518 -82% 2,326 $54   $127,405,694 39
2005/12/13 10 $145,509 +16% 2,326 $63   $127,551,203 40
2005/12/26 19 $242,827   922 $263   $130,266,798 53
2006/01/02 18 $320,431   803 $399   $132,265,084 60
2006/01/16 24 $84,852   271 $313   $133,235,508 74
2006/02/20 30 $71,345   305 $234   $134,368,560 109

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/11/04 1 $48,747,895   3,654 $13,341   $48,747,895 7
2005/11/11 1 $35,633,823 -27% 3,658 $9,741   $84,381,718 14
2005/11/18 3 $21,448,610 -40% 3,514 $6,104   $105,830,328 21
2005/11/25 4 $13,882,091 -35% 3,475 $3,995   $119,712,419 28
2005/12/02 8 $5,261,130 -62% 3,021 $1,742   $124,973,549 35
2005/12/09 9 $2,800,778 -47% 2,326 $1,204   $127,774,327 42
2005/12/16 14 $1,817,020 -35% 1,602 $1,134   $129,591,347 49
2005/12/23 19 $1,554,278 -14% 922 $1,686   $131,145,625 56
2005/12/30 19 $1,374,355 -12% 803 $1,712   $132,519,980 63
2006/01/06 27 $419,026 -70% 419 $1,000   $132,939,006 70
2006/01/13 31 $331,222 -21% 271 $1,222   $133,270,228 77
2006/01/20 40 $162,531 -51% 188 $865   $133,432,759 84
2006/01/27 45 $126,643 -22% 148 $856   $133,559,402 91
2006/02/03 51 $87,371 -31% 110 $794   $133,646,773 98
2006/02/10 31 $383,206 +339% 325 $1,179   $134,029,979 105
2006/02/17 32 $402,511 +5% 305 $1,320   $134,432,490 112
2006/02/24 43 $253,199 -37% 272 $931   $134,685,689 119
2006/03/03 39 $196,284 -22% 237 $828   $134,881,973 126
2006/03/10 42 $179,942 -8% 189 $952   $135,061,915 133
2006/03/17 51 $136,945 -24% 136 $1,007   $135,198,860 140
2006/03/24 45 $127,166 -7% 128 $993   $135,326,026 147
2006/03/31 58 $45,585 -64% 82 $556   $135,371,611 154
2006/04/07 80 $15,054 -67% 44 $342   $135,386,665 161

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/26/200612,782,915 2,782,915$48,422,721$48,422,7211
4/2/20062940,968-66% 3,723,883$28,219,630$76,642,3512
4/9/20064424,544-55% 4,148,427$12,732,075$89,374,4263
4/16/20064485,769+14% 4,634,196$14,568,212$103,942,6384
4/23/20065140,987-71% 4,775,183$4,228,200$108,170,8385
4/30/20061396,589-31% 4,871,772$2,896,704$111,067,5426
5/7/20061579,420-18% 4,951,192$2,381,806$113,449,3487
5/14/20062270,900-11% 5,022,092$2,126,291$115,575,6398
5/21/20062453,877-24% 5,075,969$1,615,771$117,191,4109
5/28/20062652,595-2% 5,128,564$1,577,324$118,768,73510
6/4/20062827,809-47% 5,156,373$833,992$119,602,72611

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