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Children of Men (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,552,383Details
International Box Office $34,301,012Details
Worldwide Box Office $69,853,395
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $25,487,173 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $25,487,173
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
92% - Certified Fresh
85% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$76,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2006 (Limited) by Universal
International Releases: September 22nd, 2016 (Limited) (South Korea)
Video Release: March 27th, 2007 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language, some drug use and brief nudity
Running Time: 109 minutes
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Keywords: End of the World, Post Apocalypse, Terrorism, Infertility
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Strike Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,778 $96,785 Mar 9, 2007 77
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,773 $133,650 Mar 2, 2007 70
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,701 $198,660 Feb 23, 2007 63
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,513 $364,350 Feb 16, 2007 56
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,293 $809,190 Feb 9, 2007 49
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,506 $1,123,360 Feb 2, 2007 42
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,388 $2,183,195 Jan 26, 2007 35
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,266 $3,710,945 Jan 19, 2007 28
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,071 $6,371,335 Jan 12, 2007 21
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,005 $10,197,775 Jan 5, 2007 14
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 308 $10,197,775 Jan 5, 2007 14
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,890 $501,003 Dec 29, 2006 7


   Theodore Faron
Julianne Moore    Julian
Michael Caine    Jasper
Chiwetel Ejiofor    Luke
Charlie Hunnam    Patric
Clare-Hope Ashitey    Kee
Pam Ferris    Miriam
Danny Huston    Nigel
Peter Mullan    Syd
Oana Pella    Marichka
Paul Sharma    Ian
Jacek Koman    Tomaz
Juan Yacuzzi    Baby Diego
Mishal Husan    Newsreader
Rob Curling    Newsreader
Jon Chevalier    Cafe Customer
Rita Davies    Cafe Customer
Kim Fenton    Cafe Customer
Chris Gilbert    Cafe Customer
Phoebe Hathorne    Cafe Customer
Rebecca Howard    Cafe Customer
Atlanta White    Cafe Customer
Laurence Woodbridge    Cafe Customer
Maria McErlane    Shirley
Michael Haughey    Mr. Griffiths
Miriam Karlin    Caged German Grandmother
Philippa Urquhart    Janice
Tehmina Sunny    Zara
Jody Halse    Immigration Policeman
Ilario Bisi Pedro    Cigar Man
Michael Klesic    Rado
Martina Messing    Birgit
Simon Poland    Preacher Trafalgar Square
Barnaby Edwards    Ministry Official
Ed Westwick    Alex
Valerie Griffiths    Dog Track Woman
Billy Cook    Bookmaker
Gary Hoptrough    Simon
Rob Inch    Road Traffic Police
Jamie Kenna    Road Traffic Police
Maurice Lee    Samir
Dhafer LAbidine    Dhafer
Bruno Ouvard    Bruno
Denise Mack    Emily
Joy Richardson    Joy
Caroline Lena Olsson    Caroline
Milenka James    Milenka
Somi Guha    Somi
Francisco Labbe    Francisco
Thorston Manderlay    Thorston
Georgette Pallard    Georgette
Dorothy Grumbar    German Bus Passenger
Barry Martin    German Bus Passenger
Ernesto Tomasini    Italian Bus Passenger
Keith Dunphy    Bexhill Immigration Officer
Ray Trickett    Bexhill Immigration Officer
Nabil Shaban    Bexhill Market Hustler
Goran Kostic    Bexhill Market Hustler
Dermot O'Neill    One-Legged Hustler
Faruk Pruti    Sirdjan
Aledandre Bestavachvili    Georgian Man
Galina McWhirr    Georgian Woman
Nirmala Martis    Wailing Woman
Ida Church    Bleeding Woman
Yolanda Vazquez    Spanish Woman
Andrew Brooke    Soldier
Nihal Arthanayake    Radio Announcer

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Alfonso Cuarón
Screenwriter    Timothy J. Sexton
Based on the Book "Children of Men" by    P.D. James
Producer    Hilary Shor
Producer    Marc Abraham
Producer    Tony Smith
Producer    Eric Newman
Producer    Iain Smith
Executive Producer    Thomas A. Bliss
Executive Producer    Armyan Bernstein
Director of Photography    Emmanuel Lubezki
Production Designer    Geoffrey Kirkland
Production Designer    Jim Clay
Editor    Alex Rodriguez
Editor    Alfonso Cuarón
Costume Designer    Jany Temime
Composer    John Tavener
Associate Producer    Kristel Laiblin
Assistant Director    Terry Needham
Second Unit Director    Peter Hannan
Unit Production Manager    Sally French
Production Manager    Emma Mager
Supervising Art Director    Gary Freeman
Supervising Art Director    Malcolm Middleton
Art Director    Ray Chan
Art Director    Paul Inglis
Art Director    Mike Stallion
Set Decorator    Jennifer Williams
Second Unit Camera    Peter Hannan
Costume Supervisor    Annie Crawford
Associate Editor    Emma Gaffney
Sound Mixer    John Midgley
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Johnson
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Burdon
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard Beggs
Supervising Sound Editor    David Evans
Sound Effects Editor    Sam Southwick
Sound Effects Editor    Bjorn Ole Schroeder
Sound Designer    Richard Beggs
Dialogue Editor    Tony Currie
Music Editor    Michael Price
Additional Music Editor    Sam Okell
Special Make-up Effects    Neill Gorton
Music Producer    Simon Rhodes
Music Producer    Michael Price
Screenwriter    David Arata
Screenwriter    Mark Fergus
Screenwriter    Hawk Ostby
Casting Director    Lucinda Syson
Casting Director    Avy Kaufman
Stunt Coordinator    Steve Dent

DVD Releases for May 26th, 2009 - Part I

May 26th, 2009

It's a slow week, not that you can tell from the number of spotlight reviews. Over the past week, I received close to a dozen DVDs that were late. Fortunately, I was able to get to all of them, at least I until this afternoon when a couple more arrived late. (It never ends.) As for the DVD / Blu-rays coming out this week, there's not much of a selection. The best is Jeeves & Wooster - The Complete Series, but the lack of extras prevents it from being awarded the DVD Pick of the Week. On the other hand, the best on this week's list is Star Trek - Original Motion Picture Collection, which actually came out a couple of weeks ago. Even so, it is deserving of the DVD Pick of the Week. A slow week plus a lot of late reviews still results in a list so long it had to be spit into two. The second part can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for December 2, 2008

December 2nd, 2008

It's the slowest week in more than a month, which is not surprising since it is the Tuesday after Black Friday. That doesn't mean there are no top-notch releases this week, or major sellers. In fact, there are three $100 million hits from last summer coming out this week. However, to find the DVD Pick of the Week we have to go a bit further back, all the way back to 1942 and Casablanca - The Ultimate Collector's Edition on Blu-ray. More...

Double Dose of Happiness on the Home Market

April 7th, 2007

New releases were a source of happiness on the home market as they first one - two this week. Leading the way was Pursuit of Happyness with an impressive $9.95 million while fellow happy release, Happy Feet, placed second with $8.26 million. More...

DVD Releases for March 27, 2007

March 26th, 2007

Yikes! It's a busy week for DVD releases with closing in on 50 DVDs on this week's list. Not only are there are a lot of films worth checking out, there's a very close race for the DVD Pick of the Week. It came down to Children of Men - Buy from Amazon and The Shield - The Complete Fifth Season - Buy from Amazon. It's practically a coin flip here, but I'm giving the DVD Pick of the Week to Children of Men - Buy from Amazon, after all, I couldn't let the film get passed over for yet another award. That would be just too cruel. More...

Award Season - Oscar Nods Offer Little Surprises - Correction

January 23rd, 2007

The Oscar nominations were handed out today and for the most part they've followed the script written by previous awards committees fairly closely. More...

Steppin' Out on Top

January 17th, 2007

Martin Luther King Jr. long weekend saw a new film take top spot while several films in the top five outperformed expectations. However, overall the box office was 3% lower from last weekend at $128 million and just 2% higher than the same weekend last year. That's likely not enough to keep up with ticket price inflation. Obviously it is too early to panic, or even make predictions, but this is not the start the industry was hoping for. More...

Night Lasts Three Weeks

January 9th, 2007

There were a couple of pleasant surprises this week, including a generally stronger than expected performance by the holdovers. Better than expected still resulted in an 18% drop-off from last weekend to $133 million, but that's 3.5% better than 2006's start. More...

International Details - Extended Vacation

January 7th, 2007

Since New Years Eve fell on a Sunday this year, there was precious little in terms of international box office numbers released this week. We have some studio estimates, some box office information for major markets, and some updated totals. But for the most, there's little to share. More...

New Year Hangover

January 5th, 2007

The first weekend of the year is not known for producing many hits. In fact, perhaps only the first weekend after Labor Day is worse. This year is no exception: the three wide releases are not earning strong reviews, only one new film is able to crack 2,000 theaters, and none of them have a real shot at first place. More...

Labyrinth Pans Out

January 4th, 2007

The last weekend of the year normally brings with it several Oscar contenders, and this year it was no different. With the sheer number of high profile Oscar hopefuls, there's no surprise that so many were able to top $10,000 on the per theater. Leading the way was Pan's Labyrinth with more than $500,000 in just 17 theaters for an average of $33,449. Children of Men was just behind with an average of $31,313 during its first full weekend of release. Notes on a Scandal was well back but still performed very well with more than $400,000 in 22 theaters for an average of $18,840. Letters from Iwo Jima slipped a mere 1.31% to $17,586 and is shaping up to be a bigger hit than its companion film, Flags of Our Fathers. Dreamgirls expanded into a semi-wide release and earned more than $14 million in 852 theaters for an average of $16,549; this is better than Chicago ever did, but that film showed better legs. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer did well with an average of $12,360; it expands into more than 250 theaters this Friday, but that could be as far as it goes if it shows any sign of weakness at the box office. The final film to top $10,000 was Venus, which dipped less than 4% to $11,443. More...

2007 Preview: January

January 2nd, 2007

It is the beginning of a new year. A time to start fresh. So why do most of the new releases smell so stale? It's the January dumping ground, home to films that looked promising on paper but just didn't pan out. That doesn't mean there are no films that could be worth checking out. Out of the twelve new films opening wide this month (that's opening, not expanding), Smokin' Aces looks great and so does ... no, that's about it. Almost all of the new releases are likely to struggle at the box office and with critics alike. And to make matters worse, six of these new releases are going wide on the same weekend. This is complete madness and guarantees that at least two films that would otherwise succeed are going to fail. On the other hand, there are nearly a dozen films that have previously opened and are expanding wide (Children of Men and Pan's Labyrinth, for example), or are being re-released to grab some last minute Oscar buzz, (The Queen and The Last King of Scotland, among others). This makes for an incredibly busy month, but not one that will likely produce many hits.

Two additional notes... Firstly, Letters from Iwo Jima is expanding throughout the month but likely won't go wide until February. Secondly, The Dead Girl has a planned expansion on the 19th, but after struggling in limited release since opening last weekend, this seems unlikely. More...

Limited Releases - Deluge of Limited Releases

December 21st, 2006

We are again flooded with limited releases this week, most of which were obviously made with Oscar glory in mind. That said, only a few will earn any nominations and none here are likely to be the big winner on Oscar night, but there are still more than a enough to satisfy even the most dedicated cinemaphile. More...

Contest - Good Children Win Prizes

December 18th, 2006

Our last box office prediction contest of the year has prize packs from The Good German and Children of Men and all you have to do win is predict the opening weekend of Night at the Museum. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win The Good German prize pack consisting of a poster and a T-shirt. While the person who comes the closest to the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win Children of Men prize pack (also a poster and apparel). Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

International Details - Truly International Box Office

December 17th, 2006

Open Season solidified its chances to reach $100 million with a first place debut in Italy. Over the weekend the film just managed to beat Happy Feet $1.68 million to $1.66 million over the weekend, (with midweek numbers Open Season earned $1.82 million on 430 screens). The film was not as successful in Japan with just $968,000 on 441 screens; with such a small per theatre average, it will likely disappear quickly from charts. Overall it earned $4.97 million on 3451 screens in 51 markets for a total of $87.16 million; and even with no major markets left to open in, it does have a great shot at $100 million before its run is over. More...

International Details - Saw Sees Better Days

December 11th, 2006

Saw III slipped another spot to sixth with $4.46 million on 1518 screens in 29 markets for an international total of $54.27 million. Its best opening of the weekend came in South Korea where it placed third with $1.08 million on 144 screens, which is the last major opening for the film this year. More...

International Details - Open Season Starts to Close Out Its Run

December 3rd, 2006

Open Season only has a few more markets to open in and is starting to shed screens and markets; however, it sill managed sixth place with $4.08 million on 3489 screens in 49 markets for a two-month total of $76.58 million. This week the film opened in first place in both South Africa with $257,000 on 77 screens and in the Czech Republic with $79,000 on 23 screens. More...

International Details - Devil Drops Out of Top Five

November 26th, 2006

Late numbers for the international weekend meant there was a shakeup in the top five with Saw III trading places with The Devil Wears Prada. Saw III took fourth with $6.54 million on 1912 screens in 20 markets for a total of $37.18 million. Meanwhile, The Devil Wears Prada fell to sixth with $5.87 million on 2452 screens in 23 markets for a total of $172.54 million. It was also the first time in nearly two months that the film didn't place in the top five on the international box office. More...

International Details - Box Office is Far From Dead

November 19th, 2006

Desu Noto 2, a.k.a., Death Note 2: The Last Name held on strong adding $5.12 million on 397 screens in 2 markets for a two week total of $20.85 million. In Japan the film remained in top spot with $4.66 million on 346 screens for a two week total of $19.34 million. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 11 - November 17, 2006

November 18th, 2006

A lot of trailers on this week's list of websites. Not only were there a lot of site with just trailers, there were a few trailers without sites. On the other hand, there were also a few contenders for the Weekly Website Award. In the end it was The Children of Men - Official Site that took home that prestigious award. More...

International Details - Death has a Noteworthy Start

November 12th, 2006

Desu Noto 2, a.k.a., Death Note 2: The Last Name opened in two market last weekend taking in a total of $7.29 million on 393 screens including finishing first in Japan with $6.50 million on 342 screen over the weekend and $10.33 million in total. In the mean time, the film opened in second place in South Korea with a respectable total of $1.37 million, which includes more than just the weekend, obviously. More...

International Details - Partying on the International Charts

November 5th, 2006

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals saw impressive growth this week up 52% to $4.26 million on 2035 screens in 20 markets for an international total of $16.58 million. The film opened in a handful of markets including placing first in Mexico with $927,000 on 310 screens, but that's a little low for this type of film in that market. Also, it missed the top five in Spain opening in sixth place with $651,000 on 220 screens. The film's biggest market of the weekend was the U.K. where it was down just 27% to $1.41 million on 446 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.66 million after two. More...

International Details - Deutschland Double-Shot

October 30th, 2006

Not much in terms of international details this week and what little details there are, are based on studio estimates. More...

International Details - Glorious Beginning

October 8th, 2006

Indigenes, a.k.a. Days of Glory, opened in first place in its native France with $5.53 million on 460 screens while it managed ninth in Switzerland with $76,000 despite opening on only 8 screens. The film opened on Wednesday in Belgium before expanding to other European market in the coming weeks. More...

International Details - Banquet Satisfies Millions More

October 1st, 2006

Ye Yan, a.k.a., The Banquet opened in third place in South Korea with $1.04 million on 183 screens over the weekend and $1.24 million in total. That helped the Chinese film place sixth overall with $5.52 million on 734 screens in 6 markets lifting its international total to $15.94 million, which is just above its production budget. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 16 - September 22

September 23rd, 2006

Slow week with just over half a dozen sites on the list. Of them, Renaissance - Official Site is clearly the best with a few others showing promise. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 27, 2006

August 27th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains the new and changed release dates that have been announced for the past two weeks. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 15 - July 21

July 21st, 2006

Another busy week, but unlike last week there was no massive blockbuster launching its flash site. Two sites stood out this week, (not counting past winners), and they are wildly different both in terms of style and in terms of the movie they are selling: Accepted - Official Site and World Trade Center - Official Site. The former is goofy and seriously immature, while the latter is one of the most emotional sites I've ever seen. In was nearly a coin flip, but in the end I went with Accepted - Official Site, but I would be willing to bet the other site will win before the movie comes out. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/29 22 $501,003   16 $31,313   $1,082,804 7
2007/01/05 3 $10,197,775 +1,935% 1,209 $8,435   $11,805,273 14
2007/01/12 7 $6,371,335 -38% 1,508 $4,225   $21,337,603 21
2007/01/19 8 $3,710,945 -42% 1,524 $2,435   $27,491,508 28
2007/01/26 15 $2,183,195 -41% 1,273 $1,715   $30,909,838 35
2007/02/02 18 $1,123,360 -49% 829 $1,355   $32,726,893 42
2007/02/09 20 $809,190 -28% 486 $1,665   $33,924,363 49
2007/02/16 26 $364,350 -55% 210 $1,735   $34,538,503 56
2007/02/23 35 $198,660 -45% 154 $1,290   $34,905,193 63
2007/03/02 37 $133,650 -33% 99 $1,350   $35,136,703 70
2007/03/09 42 $96,785 -28% 88 $1,100   $35,286,428 77

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/25 21 $179,268   16 $11,204   $179,268 1
2006/12/29 - $180,000   16 $11,250   $180,000 5
2007/01/05 3 $3,572,435   1,209 $2,955   $5,179,933 12
2007/01/06 3 $4,044,125 +13% 1,209 $3,345   $9,224,058 13
2007/01/07 3 $2,581,215 -36% 1,209 $2,135   $11,805,273 14
2007/01/08 2 $822,120 -68% 1,209 $680   $12,627,393 15
2007/01/09 3 $840,255 +2% 1,209 $695   $13,467,648 16
2007/01/10 3 $749,580 -11% 1,209 $620   $14,217,228 17
2007/01/11 3 $749,040 n/c 1,209 $620   $14,966,268 18
2007/01/12 8 $1,892,540 +153% 1,510 $1,253   $16,858,808 19
2007/01/13 6 $2,571,140 +36% 1,510 $1,703   $19,429,948 20
2007/01/14 6 $1,907,655 -26% 1,510 $1,263   $21,337,603 21
2007/01/15 9 $1,078,220 -43% 1,510 $714   $22,415,823 22
2007/01/16 6 $475,020 -56% 1,510 $315   $22,890,843 23
2007/01/17 6 $459,940 -3% 1,510 $305   $23,350,783 24
2007/01/18 5 $429,780 -7% 1,510 $285   $23,780,563 25
2007/01/19 8 $1,120,140 +161% 1,524 $735   $24,900,703 26
2007/01/20 8 $1,767,845 +58% 1,524 $1,160   $26,668,548 27
2007/01/21 10 $822,960 -53% 1,524 $540   $27,491,508 28
2007/01/22 10 $290,025 -65% 1,524 $190   $27,781,533 29
2007/01/23 8 $320,025 +10% 1,524 $210   $28,101,558 30
2007/01/24 8 $312,420 -2% 1,524 $205   $28,413,978 31
2007/01/25 9 $312,665 n/c 1,524 $205   $28,726,643 32
2007/01/26 16 $580,000 +86% 717 $809   $29,310,000 33
2007/02/16 - $89,250   210 $425   $34,263,403 54
2007/02/17 - $148,050 +66% 210 $705   $34,411,453 55
2007/02/18 - $127,050 -14% 210 $605   $34,538,503 56
2007/02/19 29 $71,395 -44% 210 $340   $34,609,898 57
2007/02/20 - $29,395 -59% 210 $140   $34,639,293 58

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/29 22 $1,025,697   16 $64,106   $1,607,498 11
2007/01/05 3 $13,358,770 +1,202% 1,209 $11,049   $14,966,268 18
2007/01/12 6 $8,814,295 -34% 1,508 $5,845   $23,780,563 25
2007/01/19 9 $4,946,080 -44% 1,524 $3,245   $28,726,643 32
2007/01/26 15 $2,876,890 -42% 1,273 $2,260   $31,603,533 39
2007/02/02 18 $1,511,640 -47% 829 $1,823   $33,115,173 46
2007/02/09 23 $1,058,980 -30% 486 $2,179   $34,174,153 53
2007/02/16 28 $532,380 -50% 210 $2,535   $34,706,533 60
2007/02/23 32 $296,520 -44% 154 $1,925   $35,003,053 67
2007/03/02 35 $186,590 -37% 99 $1,885   $35,189,643 74
2007/03/09 43 $138,125 -26% 88 $1,570   $35,327,768 81

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
South Korea 9/22/2016 $0 0 29 45 $140,542 10/21/2016
Rest of World $34,160,470
International Total$34,301,012 10/21/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/1/20074551,788 551,788$9,926,666$9,926,6661
4/8/200718167,839-70% 719,627$3,306,714$13,233,3802
4/15/20079192,067+14% 911,694$3,839,419$17,072,7993
4/22/20072057,907-70% 969,601$1,157,561$18,230,3604
4/29/20072754,984-5% 1,024,585$1,099,130$19,329,4905

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