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Darkness (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,163,442Details
International Box Office $12,245,764
Worldwide Box Office $34,409,206
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,600,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2004 (Wide) by Miramax/Dimension
Video Release: April 26th, 2005 by Dimension Home
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing images, intense terror sequences, thematic elements and language. (edited version)
Running Time: 88 minutes
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Keywords: Hauntings, Voiceover/Narration, Missing Person, Prologue, Intertitle, Anxiety and Phobias, Surprise Twist, Medical and Hospitals, Mental Illness, Good vs. Evil, Dysfunctional Family, Doppelganger
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,233 $10,831 Mar 4, 2005 72
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,207 $21,522 Feb 25, 2005 65
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,191 $39,701 Feb 18, 2005 58
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,105 $69,229 Feb 11, 2005 51
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,582 $20,294 Feb 4, 2005 44
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,112 $67,132 Jan 28, 2005 37
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,599 $228,239 Jan 21, 2005 30
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,298 $670,289 Jan 14, 2005 23
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,753 $2,181,876 Jan 7, 2005 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,296 $4,615,762 Dec 31, 2004 9
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,562 $6,163,306 Dec 24, 2004 2
Widest Opening Weekend 2,620 1,700 Dec 24, 2004 2

Cast

Anna Paquin    Regina
Giancarlo Giannini    Albert Rua
Iain Glen    Mark
Lena Olin    Maria

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein

Contest: Bourne Bequest

August 3rd, 2012

The Bourne Legacy will dominate new releases next weekend, but will it live up to its predecessors? Regardless of the answer to that question, it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Bourne Legacy. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Impostor on Blu-ray. Meanwhile, 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 copy of Dirty Pretty Things on Blu-ray Finally, one other entrant will be chosen regardless of what they predicted, and they will win the last copy of Darkness on Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 17th, 2012

July 17th, 2012

It's broken record time. As is usual for this time of year, it is a slow week on the home market. There are two first run releases coming out, Lockout and The Three Stooges, but neither film was a box office hit. On the other hand, there are a number of catalogue titles (Singin' In the Rain); limited releases (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen); and TV on DVD releases (Sanctuary: The Complete Fourth Season). All three of those releases are contenders for Pick of the Week, but in the end I went with Leverage: Season Four. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Darkness

July 10th, 2012

Darkness was a Spanish film first released in its native market in 2002, but its North American release was delayed for a couple years. When it finally did come out, it was released on Christmas day in 2004, but it wasn't your typical family film, big blockbuster, or Awards Season contender. It was a smaller horror film looking to pick up the counter-programming. It wasn't a big hit, but it more than doubled its relatively small production budget during its theatrical run and in the end made a profit, although not a huge one. Is it a good film that was overlooked because of the competition? Or a weak film that benefited by being the only horror film released during the holidays? More...

Trio Fails to Beat the Fockers

May 7th, 2005

There were three new films in the top five rentals this week but Meet the Fockers held them off taking top spot. The film added $9.39 million in DVD rentals and $1.54 million in VHS rentals for a combined $10.93 million, down just 11% from last weekend. More...

DVD Releases for April 26, 2005

April 25th, 2005

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France's $5 Million Baby

April 3rd, 2005

Million Dollar Baby performed brilliantly this week earning $8.8 million for an international total of $60 million, placing fourth on the international box office charts. In France the film dominated the marketplace with $4.94 million on 450 screens and in Germany the film earned $760,000 in semi-limited release (120 screens) for the best per screen average in the market. On the other hand, the film flopped in Slovakia where it missed the top ten in its debut. On the holdover front, the multi-Oscar winning front saw its weekend haul climb by 20% in Spain to $980,000 and it's still doing well in Australia, Italy and South Korea. More...

Baby Still Earning Millions

March 27th, 2005

Million Dollar Baby has again slipped off the radar screen, but we do know it hit $52 million internationally, which means it made $9 million during the week. The film didn't earn $1 million in any single market, but is still doing strong in South Korea, ($970,000), Spain, ($840,000), Italy, ($600,000) and Australia, ($350,000.) Best estimate has the film earning just shy of $5 million of that over the weekend and taking sixth place on the international box office charts. More...

Bah Humbug!

December 27th, 2004

Despite records set for biggest Christmas Day box office, the total box office over the weekend was down significantly from last year. This is partially due to Christmas Eve falling on a Friday, but also has to do with the poor selection of films being released. The weekend was up by 27% from last weekend, but down 28% from last year, leaving 2004 just 0.4% up on 2003 with $8.894 billion to $8.854 billion. With a lead of just $40 million going into the final stretch, 2004 will most likely finish slightly ahead of 2003 in terms of total box office, but will finish behind in term of ticket sales. More...

Crowded Christmas Weekend

December 24th, 2004

The busiest weekend of the year starts off with Christmas Eve, one of the slowest holiday nights of year. Because of this, it make predicting the weekend results much more difficult. Also adding to the difficulty, several films only open / go wide on Saturday. More...

Movie Websites Launches for December 17 - December 23

December 23rd, 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 Hotel Rwanda - 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 November 26 - December 2

December 2nd, 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 Ocean's Twelve - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

2004 Preview: December

December 1st, 2004

December is a huge month at the box office, but also a very unique one. Massive blockbusters are released side by side with smaller films with only Oscar on their minds. 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
2004/12/24 7 $6,163,306   1,700 $3,625   $6,163,306 2
2004/12/31 10 $4,615,762 -25% 1,718 $2,687   $16,626,820 9
2005/01/07 12 $2,181,876 -53% 1,714 $1,273   $20,253,304 16
2005/01/14 23 $670,289 -69% 955 $702   $21,395,775 23
2005/01/21 30 $228,239 -66% 422 $541   $21,799,476 30
2005/01/28 44 $67,132 -71% 187 $359   $21,923,550 37
2005/02/04 61 $20,294 -70% 63 $322   $21,961,810 44
2005/02/11 49 $69,229 +241% 159 $435   $22,036,907 51
2005/02/18 56 $39,701 -43% 106 $375   $22,107,299 58
2005/02/25 64 $21,522 -46% 58 $371   $22,143,894 65
2005/03/04 77 $10,831 -50% 37 $293   $22,160,085 72

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/12/25 6 $3,298,000   1,720 $1,917   $3,298,000 1
2004/12/26 6 $2,865,000 -13% 1,720 $1,666   $6,163,306 2
2004/12/27 7 $1,715,000 -40% 1,720 $997   $7,878,000 3
2004/12/28 9 $1,456,000 -15% 1,700 $856   $9,334,000 4
2004/12/29 9 $1,335,000 -8% 1,700 $785   $10,628,000 5
2004/12/30 9 $1,400,000 +5% 1,700 $824   $12,000,000 6
2004/12/31 11 $1,300,000 -7% 1,700 $765   $13,300,000 7
2005/01/05 10 $304,000   1,718 $177   $17,786,000 12
2005/01/06 10 $289,000 -5% 1,718 $168   $18,071,000 13
2005/01/07 11 $700,000 +142% 1,718 $407   $18,800,000 14
2005/01/08 12 $900,000 +29% 1,718 $524   $19,700,000 15
2005/01/17 27 $84,089   955 $88   $21,479,864 24
2005/02/21 60 $5,610   106 $53   $22,112,909 59

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/12/24 7 $12,011,058   1,700 $7,065   $12,011,058 6
2004/12/31 11 $6,060,370 -50% 1,718 $3,528   $18,071,428 13
2005/01/07 14 $2,654,058 -56% 1,714 $1,548   $20,725,486 20
2005/01/14 24 $845,751 -68% 955 $886   $21,571,237 27
2005/01/21 32 $285,181 -66% 422 $676   $21,856,418 34
2005/01/28 46 $85,098 -70% 187 $455   $21,941,516 41
2005/02/04 65 $26,162 -69% 63 $415   $21,967,678 48
2005/02/11 50 $99,920 +282% 159 $628   $22,067,598 55
2005/02/18 57 $54,774 -45% 106 $517   $22,122,372 62
2005/02/25 66 $26,882 -51% 58 $463   $22,149,254 69
2005/03/04 78 $14,188 -47% 37 $383   $22,163,442 76

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