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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $186,740,799Details
International Box Office $369,578,651
Worldwide Box Office $556,319,450
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
45% - Rotten
Audience
50% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$125,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 28th, 2004 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: October 12th, 2004 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense situations of peril
Running Time: 123 minutes
Comparisons: vs. I am Legend
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Keywords: End of the World, Rescue, Visual Effects, Disaster, Extreme Weather, Academics
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Centropolis Entertainment, Lionsgate, The Mark Gordon Company
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 702 $2,843 Oct 29, 2004 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 709 $5,653 Oct 22, 2004 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 719 $10,404 Oct 15, 2004 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 785 $13,526 Oct 8, 2004 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 778 $28,973 Oct 1, 2004 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 831 $38,721 Sep 24, 2004 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 705 $87,192 Sep 17, 2004 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 955 $72,753 Sep 10, 2004 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 960 $97,022 Sep 3, 2004 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,059 $106,815 Aug 27, 2004 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 796 $207,237 Aug 20, 2004 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 876 $230,161 Aug 13, 2004 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 792 $323,656 Aug 6, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,069 $294,469 Jul 30, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,002 $464,114 Jul 23, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,109 $617,208 Jul 16, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,091 $1,078,274 Jul 9, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 994 $2,033,557 Jul 2, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 551 $4,755,505 Jun 25, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 408 $8,104,100 Jun 18, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 258 $14,538,226 Jun 11, 2004 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 128 $153,144,814 Jun 11, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 181 $27,869,665 Jun 4, 2004 10
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 119 $27,869,665 Jun 4, 2004 10
Biggest June Day at the Domestic Box Office 272 $11,286,951 Jun 5, 2004 9
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 94 $100,609,000 May 28, 2004 7
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 231 $5,848,000 Jun 1, 2004 5
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 25 $17,063,757 May 31, 2004 4
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 90 $21,449,531 May 30, 2004 3
Biggest May Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 39 $68,743,584 May 28, 2004 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 99 $68,743,584 May 28, 2004 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 113 $68,743,584 May 28, 2004 3
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 100 $68,743,584 May 28, 2004 3
Widest Opening Weekend 376 3,425 May 28, 2004 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 139 $23,789,623 May 29, 2004 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 107 $24,700,000 May 28, 2004 1
Biggest May Day at the Domestic Box Office 101 $24,700,000 May 28, 2004 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 321 $24,700,000 May 28, 2004 1

Cast

   Professor Jack Hall
Jake Gyllenhaal    Sam Hall
Ian Holm    Terry Rapson
Emmy Rossum    Laura
Sela Ward    Lucy
Dash Mihok    Jason Evans
Kenneth Welsh    Vice President Becker
Jay O. Sanders    Frank Harris
Austin Nichols    J.D.
Perry King    President Blake
Nestor Serrano    Gomez
Adrian Lester    Simon
Sheila McCarthy    Judith
Arjay Smith    Brian Parks
Glenn Plummer    Luther
Tamlyn Tomita    Janet Tokada

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Roland Emmerich
Screenwriter    Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Story Creator    Roland Emmerich
Producer    Mark Gordon
Producer    Roland Emmerich
Executive Producer    Ute Emmerich
Executive Producer    Kelly Van Horn
Executive Producer    Stephanie Germain
Co-Producer    Thomas M. Hammel
Cinematographer    Ueli Steiger
Editor    David Brenner
Composer    Harald Kloser
Production Designer    Barry Chusid
Supervising Art Director    Tom Reta
Supervising Art Director    Claude Pare
Art Director    Martin Gendron
Art Director    Michele Laliberte
Art Director    Real Proulx
Art Director    Marc Bonin
Set Decorator    Victor J. Zolfo
Costume Designer    Renee April
Sound Mixer    Don Cohen
Supervising Sound Editor    Mark Stoeckinger
Supervising Sound Editor    Larry Kemp
Visual Effects Supervisor    Karen E. Goulekas
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eric Brevig
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jim Mitchell
Associate Producer    Kim H. Winther
Associate Producer    Lawrence Inglee
Assistant Director    Charlie Brewer
Stunt Coordinator    Charlie Brewer
Speical Effects Director    Neil Corbould

DVD Releases for October 12, 2004

October 11th, 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 Ren & Stimpy - The Complete First and Second Seasons - Buy from Amazon. More...

Friendly, International Spider-Man

July 13th, 2004

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...

Shrek Greener on the International Scene

July 7th, 2004

Despite crushing records domestically, Shrek 2's prospects may be even brighter internationally. This week the digital ogre pulled in a massive $78.7 million on approximately 4,700 screens in 30 markets. Highlights include a record breaking opening in the U.K. of $29.2 million, nearly triple the figure the original managed there. It's international total now sits at an impressive $176.4 million and should easily top $400 million by the time it finishes. Worldwide the film has earned $587 million, good enough for third place for the year and 24th all-time. More...

Harry Potter 3 is Number 1 for the 4th Week

June 29th, 2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban finished first for the fourth weekend in a row with an amazing $40.9 million. That's represents a tiny decrease from last weekend. A large chuck of that figure came from Japan where the film earned $17.5 million on 782 screens. Also helping was Germany, Italy, U.K. and France being eliminated from Euro 2004. Those four nations represent 260 million people whom were closely following the soccer tournament in Portugal, which hurt the overall box office numbers. Internationally the film has now earned $321 million, putting it in second place for the year and just behind E.T. for 25th all time. Worldwide its $533 million is also second for the year but 28th all time. More...

Harry Potter Holds Off New Competition / Euro 2004 to Win

June 22nd, 2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban still leads the pack internationally despite increased competition from fellow family friendly film Shrek 2 and from Euro 2004 coverage. With an additional $44.9 million from over 10,000 screens in 48 territories, including number one openings in 7 mostly minor markets. The lone exception was Spain, which added $6.1 million to Harry Potter's coffers, and that number would have been higher had it not been for Sunday's Spain Portugal soccer match. Internationally, the film has earned almost $270 million so far and is still tracking ahead of the other films in the Harry Potter Franchise, but with greater week-to-week drop-offs it is unlikely to finish quite as high. Worldwide the film has already pulled in $450 million making it the second highest grossing film of the year. More...

Harry Potter Holds up Better Overseas

June 15th, 2004

Despite massive competition form the TV coverage of the Euro2004 Football championships, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban help up rather well internationally. Its weekend take of $65.4 million was down just 25% from last weekend. Granted number one openings in 16 nations helped, especially the $8.5 million earned in Australia. The film's international take has already hit $204 million and with it still tracking ahead of Chamber of Secrets in most markets, $500 million international is virtually guaranteed with $600 million not out of the question. By next weekend it will have overtaken fellow Warner Bros. blockbuster Troy for second biggest worldwide box office of the year. More...

Big Harry Potter Drop not Enough to Remove it from the Top

June 14th, 2004

The weekend box office was filed with bad movies and that makes predicting that much more difficult. However, while there were a few surprises, it wasn't as chaotic as it could have been. But with the three new movie combined opening barely above the drop Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban suffered. And that lead to a serious drop from last weekend of 15.75%. But last year at this time, the trio of films that opened really bombed leading to a spectacular 29% increase at the box office. That's several weeks in a row of year to year increases. More...

Harry Potter Likely to Repeat on Top

June 11th, 2004

While three films open wide this weekend, none seem likely to finish first. In fact, I wouldn't be too surprised if at least one of them misses the top 5. However, if any one new movie doubles my predictions I wouldn't be too surprised. Nor would I be all that shocked if any one movie failed to reach half of what I predicted. It's just that kind of week. More...

Harry Potter has Biggest Worldwide Opening of the Year

June 8th, 2004

Despite only opening in 24 international markets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban had both the biggest international and worldwide opening of the year. Its three day total of $87.2 million was ahead of last week's winner The Day After Tomorrow despite opening in just a fraction of the markets (24 to 110) and significantly fewer screens (7,885 to 9,276.) If you include the weekday numbers in the U.K., (which are being treated as previews by Warner Bros.) then it has the third biggest international opening ever with $113.5 million. This is a fare comparison since the two films ahead of it also were not strict 3-day openers either. (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King's $125.9 million included sneak previews and The Matrix Revolutions's $117.6 million was a five day total.) Worldwide the film has already earned more than $200 million, which is good enough for sixth place for the year. More...

More Records Fall as Harry Potter Opens

June 7th, 2004

Just a month ago it was looking as if 2004 would suffer through a disastrous summer as the first two tent-pole releases failed to live up to expectations. However, since then we've had record after record fall. The first weekend in June continued this trend as the top 3 films broke several records between them. Since it was a post holiday weekend, a drop in the overall box office was expected, but with a decline of just 2.8% to $186.7 million it was enough to become the largest ever 3-day weekend. And the increase from last year was an incredible 14.6% there's more and more to celebrate about 2004. More...

Another Record Breaking Weekend

June 4th, 2004

If you were to ask a hundred moviegoers at the beginning of the year what their most anticipated film of 2004 was, I'd bet Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban would be in the top three, if not number one. And because of that, it's no surprise that no other studio would try and take on Harry Potter. More...

Still in Control

June 3rd, 2004

The boost to the box office due to the long weekend helped several films cross $10,000 per theatre with a pretty even mix of wide and limited releases. But it was last week's winner Control Room that won the weekend with $24,755 per theatre over the 3-day weekend. Coming in second was The Day After Tomorrow with an impressive $20,071; coincidentally, the film also came in second place on the overall charts. Next on the list were two films with very similar averages: Saved! brought in $17,257 and just behind was Shrek 2 at $17,090 per theatre. Rounding out the $10,000 films was My Mother Likes Women, which saw its per theatre average increased to $11,024 last weekend. More...

Far from a Global Disaster

June 2nd, 2004

It was a massive worldwide opening for The Day After Tomorrow, which debuted in 9,276 theatres in 110 markets. It's $85.0 million over three days was almost the same has its four day domestic take. And with more than $150 million, it became the biggest worldwide debut this year. This is a great start, but the real test is yet to come. What will determine if this film is a blockbuster verses it being an elite film is how well it holds up to competition next weekend. More...

Record Breaking Weekend for Day After, but still can't top Shrek 2

June 1st, 2004

In retrospect, I may have been a little harsh on the new films opening this weekend as two of the three earned more during the 3-day weekend than I thought they'd earn during the 4-day weekend. And that helped this Memorial Day long weekend become the biggest weekend ever. Comparing the 3-day total we see a 12.4% increase from last weekend and a 9.9% increase from last year. However, last year at this time it was not Memorial Day. Compared to last year's Memorial Day the three-day portion is up 16.9% and the four-day potion is up an incredible 22% to nearly $250 million. This will create a lot of buzz, which will result in free publicity for the rest of the summer movies. More...

Double the Fun for Shrek 2

May 28th, 2004

With the buzz around this week's new wide releases less than impressive, Shrek 2 should repeat as winner at the box office. And at least one, and possibly both, of the wide releases could be D.O.A. More...

Movie Websites Launches for May 21 - May 27

May 27th, 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 the winner for the week, Baadasssss! - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

DVD Releases for May 11, 2004

May 10th, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. It was a strange week for DVD releases, whilere there are 18 releases on the list, fully half of them are TV on DVD and most of the rest of older films. Only two new releases, The Fog of War - Buy from Amazon and In America - Buy from Amazon are on my rental list. And none are on my to buy list. More...

Movie Websites Launches for Aril 30 - May 6

May 6th, 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 the winner for the week, Shrek 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...

2004 Summer Preview - Part 2: May

May 4th, 2004

May marks the start of Summer, at least according to the movie industry. And while Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of Summer, the first weekend in May is becoming increasingly important. So it's no surprise that there are 8 movies set for wide released during the upcoming month. ... Wait a minute; that can't be right. With just 8 movies opening each week there will be the potential blockbuster and the counter-programming movie, thereby maximizing profits. Obviously this has to change. More...

Movie Websites Launches for March 26 - April 1

April 1st, 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 the winner for the week, Hellboy - 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 March 19 - March 25

March 25th, 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 the winner for the week, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - 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 February 27 - March 4

March 4th, 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 the winner for the week, The Prince & Me - 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 October 31 - November 6

November 6th, 2003


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
2004/05/28 2 $68,743,584   3,425 $20,071   $68,743,584 3
2004/06/04 3 $27,869,665 -59% 3,444 $8,092   $128,478,844 10
2004/06/11 6 $14,538,226 -48% 3,210 $4,529   $153,144,814 17
2004/06/18 8 $8,104,100 -44% 2,667 $3,039   $167,310,267 24
2004/06/25 11 $4,755,505 -41% 2,212 $2,150   $175,626,913 31
2004/07/02 12 $2,033,557 -57% 1,518 $1,340   $179,546,080 38
2004/07/09 16 $1,078,274 -47% 728 $1,481   $182,109,550 45
2004/07/16 18 $617,208 -43% 487 $1,267   $183,304,973 52
2004/07/23 21 $464,114 -25% 374 $1,241   $184,110,900 59
2004/07/30 25 $294,469 -37% 296 $995   $184,674,202 66
2004/08/06 25 $323,656 +10% 298 $1,086   $185,220,683 73
2004/08/13 28 $230,161 -29% 263 $875   $185,667,752 80
2004/08/20 32 $207,237 -10% 233 $889   $185,984,768 87
2004/08/27 40 $106,815 -48% 178 $600   $186,188,336 94
2004/09/03 44 $97,022 -9% 129 $752   $186,342,374 101
2004/09/10 44 $72,753 -25% 99 $735   $186,474,798 108
2004/09/17 47 $87,192 +20% 184 $474   $186,583,549 115
2004/09/24 57 $38,721 -56% 79 $490   $186,645,502 122
2004/10/01 62 $28,973 -25% 51 $568   $186,687,402 129
2004/10/08 70 $13,526 -53% 20 $676   $186,712,078 136
2004/10/15 85 $10,404 -23% 15 $694   $186,727,154 143
2004/10/22 96 $5,653 -46% 12 $471   $186,735,428 150
2004/10/29 91 $2,843 -50% 11 $258   $186,739,919 157

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/05/28 1 $24,700,000   3,425 $7,212   $24,700,000 1
2004/05/29 2 $23,789,623 -4% 3,425 $6,946   $47,294,053 2
2004/05/30 2 $21,449,531 -10% 3,425 $6,263   $68,743,584 3
2004/05/31 2 $17,063,757 -20% 3,425 $4,982   $85,807,341 4
2004/06/01 1 $5,848,000 -66% 3,425 $1,707   $91,656,000 5
2004/06/02 2 $4,809,000 -18% 3,425 $1,404   $96,465,000 6
2004/06/03 2 $4,144,000 -14% 3,425 $1,210   $100,609,000 7
2004/06/04 3 $8,400,000 +103% 3,444 $2,439   $109,000,000 8
2004/06/05 3 $11,286,951 +34% 3,444 $3,277   $120,434,052 9
2004/06/06 3 $8,044,792 -29% 3,444 $2,336   $128,478,844 10
2004/06/07 3 $2,601,000 -68% 3,444 $755   $131,080,000 11
2004/06/08 3 $2,503,000 -4% 3,444 $727   $133,582,000 12
2004/06/09 3 $2,520,000 +1% 3,444 $732   $136,102,000 13
2004/06/10 3 $2,504,000 -1% 3,444 $727   $138,607,000 14
2004/06/11 6 $4,600,000 +84% 3,210 $1,433   $143,200,000 15
2004/06/12 6 $5,997,078 +30% 3,210 $1,868   $149,272,353 16
2004/06/13 6 $3,872,461 -35% 3,210 $1,206   $153,144,814 17
2004/06/14 6 $1,975,000 -49% 3,210 $615   $154,819,000 18
2004/06/15 6 $1,507,000 -24% 3,210 $469   $156,326,000 19
2004/06/16 6 $1,436,000 -5% 3,077 $467   $157,762,000 20
2004/06/17 6 $1,444,000 +1% 3,077 $469   $159,206,000 21
2004/06/18 8 $2,300,000 +59% 2,667 $862   $161,500,000 22
2004/06/19 8 $3,267,849 +42% 2,667 $1,225   $164,832,717 23
2004/06/20 8 $2,477,550 -24% 2,667 $929   $167,310,267 24
2004/06/21 8 $965,000 -61% 2,667 $362   $168,275,000 25
2004/06/22 8 $1,018,000 +5% 2,667 $382   $169,294,000 26
2004/06/23 10 $775,000 -24% 2,667 $291   $170,069,000 27
2004/06/24 10 $803,000 +4% 2,667 $301   $170,871,000 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/05/28 2 $100,609,179   3,425 $29,375   $100,609,179 7
2004/06/04 3 $37,997,409 -62% 3,444 $11,033   $138,606,588 14
2004/06/11 6 $20,599,579 -46% 3,210 $6,417   $159,206,167 21
2004/06/18 8 $11,665,241 -43% 2,667 $4,374   $170,871,408 28
2004/06/25 12 $6,641,115 -43% 2,212 $3,002   $177,512,523 35
2004/07/02 12 $3,518,753 -47% 1,518 $2,318   $181,031,276 42
2004/07/09 16 $1,656,489 -53% 728 $2,275   $182,687,765 49
2004/07/16 19 $959,021 -42% 487 $1,969   $183,646,786 56
2004/07/23 21 $732,947 -24% 374 $1,960   $184,379,733 63
2004/07/30 25 $517,294 -29% 296 $1,748   $184,897,027 70
2004/08/06 25 $540,564 +4% 298 $1,814   $185,437,591 77
2004/08/13 30 $339,940 -37% 263 $1,293   $185,777,531 84
2004/08/20 32 $303,990 -11% 233 $1,305   $186,081,521 91
2004/08/27 39 $163,831 -46% 178 $920   $186,245,352 98
2004/09/03 42 $156,693 -4% 129 $1,215   $186,402,045 105
2004/09/10 45 $94,312 -40% 99 $953   $186,496,357 112
2004/09/17 46 $110,424 +17% 184 $600   $186,606,781 119
2004/09/24 58 $51,648 -53% 79 $654   $186,658,429 126
2004/10/01 59 $40,123 -22% 51 $787   $186,698,552 133
2004/10/08 73 $18,198 -55% 20 $910   $186,716,750 140
2004/10/15 87 $13,025 -28% 15 $868   $186,729,775 147
2004/10/22 89 $7,301 -44% 12 $608   $186,737,076 154
2004/10/29 91 $3,723 -49% 11 $338   $186,740,799 161

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