Dawn of the Dead

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $58,990,765Details
International Box Office $44,462,110
Worldwide Box Office $103,452,875
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
75% - Certified Fresh
Audience
77% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$28,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 19th, 2004 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: October 26th, 2004 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong horror violence and gore, language and sexuality
Keywords: Zombies
Source:Remake
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

DVD Releases for September 30, 2008

A much smaller list of films on this week's list. How small? It fit on one page. This is mainly for two reasons. One, I didn't get to the backlog of late arrivals. I hope to get a big chunk of them done for next week, but I have ten new releases to get through first. Secondly, the first of the summer monster hits came out this week, and Iron Man scared away a lot of the competition. Speaking of competition, there was quite a race for the DVD Pick of the Week with the Two-Disc Collector's Edition or Blu-ray release of Iron Man near the top of the list. As was the Judd Apatow Unrated Comedy Collection, also on Blu-ray. I couldn't decide which was better, so I'm giving the title of DVD Pick of the Week to both. Other contenders were Sports Night - The Complete Series 10th Anniversary Edition and Taxi to the Dark Side - Buy from Amazon, and Can't Hardly Wait, although the last one comes with a "Guilty Pleasure" warning. More...

DVD Releases for October 26, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section, including the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week That 70's Show - The Complete First Season - Buy from Amazon. More...

Friendly, International Spider-Man

With openings in more than 20 markets, Spider-man 2 took top spot on the international charts this week with $50.9 million on 6,723 screen in 50 markets. Most of this week's openings were like its domestic opening, huge, but not record breaking. So far the film has earned $113.9 million and is ahead of the first's film pace, in fact, it has already topped Spider-Man's total in five markets: Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand and Turkey. Worldwide the film has earned nearly $400 million and with very impressive legs it should more double that before its run is over. More...

International Audiences do a Double Take

With no new wider releases the top five international box office finished in the same order as last weekend. The Passion of the Christ again topped the week thanks to number one openings in many markets and even a few records. The biggest slice of its estimated $16 million take came from the U.K. where it finished first, sort of. Including previews its $3.6 was strong enough for first place; if you don't include previews then it drops to third place behind the debut of Dawn of the Dead and the second weekend of Starsky and Hutch. The film again had strong results in small markets breaking records in Argentina and Venezuela. Total international run now sits at $58.7 million in 36 markets, good, but certainly not comparable to its domestic total. More...

Top Dog

There were a few of surprises this week, some good and some bad. This bag of mixed blessings helped the box office to a flat week-to-week result, moving up of less than $10,000 or 0.007%. Continued weakness this time last year helped 2004 shoot up by 14% but the year-to-date figurers are still only 6% above 2003. Weak mid-week numbers have prevented 2004 from putting real distance between it and 2003. More...

Can Scooby Doo Two Top Original?

Four movies open wide this weekend, or maybe it would be more accurate to say one and three halves as only one film opens in more than 1,600 theatres. This makes the race for top spot not so tough to predict, but the rest of the top ten is wide open. The three smaller openings are hoping for strong word of mouth, but as last week's soft debut for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind tells us, that's a risky bet. More...

Bon Voyage Starts Its Journey on Top

Bon Voyage opened its run in just a single theatre over the weekend, but what an opening it was. $27,480 was easily the best per theatre average of the week as second place, Dawn of the Dead just failed it hit $10,000 per theatre. More...

Lively Debut for Dead

For the first time this year we saw a substantial increase over the box office from this time last year that wasn't due to a single movie. This week we saw a token 1.4% increase from last weekend, but a fantastic 21.5% increase from last year. It is important to keep in mind, however, that Spring was the weakest point in 2003's box office if you take into account Seasonal Adjustments. This weekend last year was when the war in Iraq started, for instance, and this weakness continued till mid-April. So 2004 has a golden opportunity to put some distance between itself and 2003. More...

Movie Websites Launches for March 12 - March 18

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 the winner for the week, Connie and Carla - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Weekend of the Dead

With three movies opening wide we should see a change at the top spot this week. But there are a couple of twists. Firstly, all three movies are rated R, which should help more kid friendly fare at the box office. Secondly, the movie with the best reviews is also opening in the fewest theatres. More...

DVD Releases for March 9, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. It was a really slow week this week. I may not even buy a single DVD tomorrow. How will the industry survive? I guess I'll rent Prey for Rock & Roll - (Buy from Amazon) If you're looking for a DVD recommendation for the week, check out some independent films on DVD. Independent films like Chance, Dagon and Six-String Samurai are definitely worth hunting down. More...

DVD Releases for March 2, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. A bit of a slow week, which means I was able to reduce my choices for DVD pick of the week to just one: School of Rock - (Buy from Amazon.) I'm not counting Father Ted - The Holy Trilogy, because it was one of my Picks of the Week when it was originally supposed to be released. More...

Movie Websites Launches for February 20 - February 26

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 the winner for the week, Dawn of the Dead - 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 January 9 - January 15

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of new releases, updated sites, and some upcoming releases that slipped through the cracks, including the winner for the week Barber Shop 2 - Official Site . If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

New Movie Release Dates

This week's round of release planning includes new dates for Against the Ropes, Catch That Kid, The Dreamers, J.M. Barrie's Neverland, Dawn of the Dead and Exorcist: The Beginning. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/03/19 1 $10,900,000   2,744 $3,972   $10,900,000 1
2004/03/20 1 $9,744,750 -11% 2,745 $3,550   $20,601,225 2
2004/03/21 2 $6,121,350 -37% 2,745 $2,230   $26,722,575 3
2004/03/22 1 $2,196,000 -64% 2,745 $800   $28,919,000 4
2004/03/23 2 $1,812,000 -17% 2,745 $660   $30,730,000 5
2004/03/24 2 $1,427,000 -21% 2,745 $520   $32,157,000 6
2004/03/25 2 $1,388,000 -3% 2,745 $506   $33,545,000 7
2004/03/26 3 $3,600,000 +159% 2,748 $1,310   $37,100,000 8
2004/03/27 4 $4,547,940 +26% 2,748 $1,655   $41,555,420 9
2004/03/28 4 $2,665,525 -41% 2,748 $970   $44,220,945 10
2004/03/29 4 $811,000 -70% 2,748 $295   $45,032,000 11
2004/03/30 4 $783,000 -3% 2,748 $285   $45,815,000 12
2004/03/31 4 $687,000 -12% 2,748 $250   $46,501,000 13
2004/04/01 4 $680,000 -1% 2,748 $247   $47,181,000 14
2004/04/02 9 $1,400,000 +106% 2,357 $594   $48,581,000 15
2004/04/03 9 $1,944,525 +39% 2,357 $825   $50,557,870 16
2004/04/04 9 $1,202,070 -38% 2,357 $510   $51,759,940 17
2004/04/05 8 $471,000 -61% 2,357 $200   $52,231,000 18
2004/04/06 9 $448,000 -5% 2,357 $190   $52,679,000 19
2004/04/07 10 $389,000 -13% 2,357 $165   $53,068,000 20

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/03/19 1 $26,722,575   2,745 $9,735   $26,722,575 3
2004/03/26 4 $10,675,945 -60% 2,748 $3,885   $44,220,945 10
2004/04/02 9 $4,584,365 -57% 2,357 $1,945   $51,759,940 17
2004/04/09 15 $1,904,965 -58% 1,237 $1,540   $55,468,990 24
2004/04/16 19 $729,265 -62% 688 $1,060   $56,965,120 31
2004/04/23 23 $395,370 -46% 414 $955   $57,628,765 38
2004/04/30 30 $255,630 -35% 299 $855   $58,029,460 45
2004/05/07 27 $195,930 -23% 311 $630   $58,318,120 52
2004/05/14 25 $189,060 -4% 274 $690   $58,580,400 59
2004/05/21 36 $106,665 -44% 168 $635   $58,747,560 66
2004/05/28 46 $65,660 -38% 98 $670   $58,869,465 73
2004/06/04 54 $36,692 -44% 55 $667   $58,946,337 80
2004/06/11 61 $25,134 -32% 33 $762   $58,971,471 87

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Cast

Tom Savini    Cameo
Mekhi Phifer    Andre
Michael Barry    Bart
Lindy Booth    Nicole
Sarah Polley    Ana
Jayne Eastwood    Norma
Michael Kelly    CJ
Hannah Lochner    Vivian
Jake Weber    Michael
Kevin Zegers    Terry
Ving Rhames    Kenneth
Ty Burrell    Steve

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Zack Snyder
Composer    Tyler Bates
Executive Producer    Thomas A. Bliss