The Day the Earth Stood Still

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $79,366,978Details
International Box Office $153,700,000
Worldwide Box Office $233,066,978
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $32,250,385 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $32,250,385
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
21% - Rotten
Audience
27% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$80,000,000
Theatrical Release: December 12th, 2008 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: April 7th, 2009 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sci-fi disaster images and violence
Keywords: Alien Invasion, IMAX: DMR, Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Source:Remake
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

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International Details - Day Starts to Set on International Chart

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Cast

Keanu Reeves    Klaatu
Jennifer Connelly    Helen Benson
Kathy Bates    Regina Jackson
Jaden Smith    Jacob Benson
John Cleese    Professor Barnhardt
Jon Hamm    Michael Granier
Kyle Chandler    John Driscoll
Robert Knepper    Colonel
James Hong    Mr. Wu
John Rothman    Dr. Myron
Brandon T. Jackson    Target Tech

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Scott Derrickson
Stunt Coordinator    J.J. Makaro
Screenwriter    David Scarpa
Based on the Screenplay by    Edmund H. North
Producer    Gregory Goodman
Producer    Paul Harris Boardman
Cinematographer    David Tattersall
Editor    Wayne Wahrman
Composer    Tyler Bates
Production Designer    David Brisbin
Supervising Art Director    Don MacAulay
Set Designer    Peter Ochotta
Set Designer    David Clarke
Set Decorator    Elizabeth Wilcox
Costume Designer    Tish Monaghan
Sound Mixer    David Husby
Supervising Sound Editor    Dane A. Davis
Sound Designer    Dane A. Davis
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jeffrey A. Okun
Special Effects Coordinator    Tony Lazarowich
Special Make-up Effects    Todd Masters
Stunt Coordinator    Steve Davison
Assistant Director    Pete Whyte
Second Unit Director    Jeff Habberstad
Second Unit Camera    Thomas Yatsko
New York unit camera    Phil Pastuhov
Casting Director    Mindy Marin
Casting Director    Coreen Mayrs
Casting Director    Heike Brandstatter

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/12 1 $11,614,781   3,560 $3,263   $11,614,781 1
2008/12/13 1 $11,920,581 +3% 3,560 $3,348   $23,535,362 2
2008/12/14 1 $6,944,791 -42% 3,560 $1,951   $30,480,153 3
2008/12/15 1 $2,336,980 -66% 3,560 $656   $32,817,133 4
2008/12/16 1 $2,078,861 -11% 3,560 $584   $34,895,994 5
2008/12/17 1 $1,805,033 -13% 3,560 $507   $36,701,027 6
2008/12/18 1 $1,775,857 -2% 3,560 $499   $38,476,884 7
2008/12/19 4 $2,864,867 +61% 3,560 $805   $41,341,751 8
2008/12/20 3 $4,008,237 +40% 3,560 $1,126   $45,349,988 9
2008/12/21 3 $3,017,001 -25% 3,560 $847   $48,366,989 10
2008/12/22 4 $1,782,139 -41% 3,560 $501   $50,149,128 11
2008/12/23 4 $1,701,041 -5% 3,560 $478   $51,850,169 12
2008/12/24 5 $1,163,462 -32% 3,560 $327   $53,013,631 13
2008/12/25 8 $2,768,754 +138% 2,402 $1,153   $55,782,385 14
2008/12/26 8 $2,787,527 +1% 2,402 $1,161   $58,569,912 15
2008/12/27 8 $2,868,383 +3% 2,402 $1,194   $61,438,295 16
2008/12/28 8 $2,041,889 -29% 2,402 $850   $63,480,184 17
2008/12/29 8 $1,371,130 -33% 2,402 $571   $64,851,314 18
2008/12/30 8 $1,323,112 -4% 2,402 $551   $66,174,426 19
2008/12/31 - $1,112,419 -16% 2,402 $463   $67,286,845 20
2009/01/01 - $2,087,713 +88% 2,402 $869   $69,374,558 21
2009/01/02 8 $1,931,475 -7% 2,337 $826   $71,306,033 22
2009/01/03 8 $1,990,176 +3% 2,337 $852   $73,296,209 23
2009/01/04 9 $1,128,047 -43% 2,337 $483   $74,424,256 24
2009/01/05 11 $372,248 -67% 2,337 $159   $74,796,504 25
2009/01/06 10 $352,281 -5% 2,337 $151   $75,148,785 26
2009/01/07 10 $327,759 -7% 2,337 $140   $75,476,544 27
2009/01/08 10 $303,065 -8% 2,337 $130   $75,779,609 28
2009/01/09 15 $480,479 +59% 1,512 $318   $76,260,088 29
2009/01/10 15 $689,012 +43% 1,512 $456   $76,949,100 30
2009/01/11 - $381,138 -45% 1,512 $252   $77,330,238 31
2009/01/12 15 $130,405 -66% 1,512 $86   $77,460,643 32
2009/01/13 - $126,803 -3% 1,512 $84   $77,587,446 33
2009/01/14 - $120,290 -5% 1,512 $80   $77,707,736 34
2009/01/15 - $124,630 +4% 1,512 $82   $77,832,366 35
2009/01/16 - $120,519 -3% 311 $388   $77,952,885 36
2009/01/17 - $205,932 +71% 311 $662   $78,158,817 37
2009/01/18 - $132,183 -36% 311 $425   $78,291,000 38
2009/01/19 29 $79,300 -40% 311 $255   $78,370,300 39
2009/01/20 - $34,659 -56% 311 $111   $78,404,959 40
2009/01/21 - $34,007 -2% 311 $109   $78,438,966 41
2009/01/22 - $31,895 -6% 311 $103   $78,470,861 42
2009/01/23 - $36,779 +15% 185 $199   $78,507,640 43
2009/01/24 - $63,092 +72% 185 $341   $78,570,732 44
2009/01/25 - $38,351 -39% 185 $207   $78,609,083 45
2009/01/26 - $10,806 -72% 185 $58   $78,619,889 46
2009/01/27 - $11,096 +3% 185 $60   $78,630,985 47
2009/01/28 - $10,532 -5% 185 $57   $78,641,517 48
2009/01/29 - $11,178 +6% 185 $60   $78,652,695 49
2009/01/30 - $38,836 +247% 201 $193   $78,691,531 50
2009/01/31 - $64,351 +66% 201 $320   $78,755,882 51
2009/02/01 - $25,584 -60% 201 $127   $78,781,466 52
2009/02/02 - $11,727 -54% 201 $58   $78,793,193 53
2009/02/03 - $14,484 +24% 201 $72   $78,807,677 54
2009/02/04 - $12,504 -14% 201 $62   $78,820,181 55
2009/02/05 - $12,732 +2% 201 $63   $78,832,913 56
2009/02/06 - $37,322 +193% 196 $190   $78,870,235 57
2009/02/07 - $67,486 +81% 196 $344   $78,937,721 58
2009/02/08 - $42,800 -37% 196 $218   $78,980,521 59
2009/02/09 - $13,500 -68% 196 $69   $78,994,021 60
2009/02/10 - $12,373 -8% 196 $63   $79,006,394 61
2009/02/11 - $11,986 -3% 196 $61   $79,018,380 62
2009/02/12 - $14,201 +18% 196 $72   $79,032,581 63
2009/02/13 - $16,410 +16% 98 $167   $79,048,991 64
2009/02/14 - $41,226 +151% 98 $421   $79,090,217 65
2009/02/15 - $28,147 -32% 98 $287   $79,118,364 66
2009/02/16 43 $17,929 -36% 98 $183   $79,136,293 67
2009/02/17 - $8,114 -55% 98 $83   $79,144,407 68
2009/02/18 - $7,922 -2% 98 $81   $79,152,329 69
2009/02/19 - $8,546 +8% 98 $87   $79,160,875 70
2009/02/20 - $14,019 +64% 72 $195   $79,174,894 71
2009/02/21 - $24,272 +73% 72 $337   $79,199,166 72
2009/02/22 - $16,371 -33% 72 $227   $79,215,537 73
2009/02/23 - $5,148 -69% 72 $72   $79,220,685 74
2009/02/24 - $5,946 +16% 72 $83   $79,226,631 75
2009/02/25 - $6,262 +5% 72 $87   $79,232,893 76
2009/02/26 - $6,612 +6% 72 $92   $79,239,505 77
2009/02/27 - $12,716 +92% 58 $219   $79,252,221 78
2009/02/28 - $21,345 +68% 58 $368   $79,273,566 79
2009/03/01 - $13,401 -37% 58 $231   $79,286,967 80
2009/03/02 - $5,138 -62% 58 $89   $79,292,105 81
2009/03/03 - $5,497 +7% 58 $95   $79,297,602 82
2009/03/04 - $5,352 -3% 58 $92   $79,302,954 83
2009/03/05 - $5,840 +9% 58 $101   $79,308,794 84

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/12 1 $30,480,153   3,560 $8,562   $30,480,153 3
2008/12/19 4 $9,890,105 -68% 3,560 $2,778   $48,366,989 10
2008/12/26 8 $7,697,799 -22% 2,402 $3,205   $63,480,184 17
2009/01/02 8 $5,049,698 -34% 2,337 $2,161   $74,424,256 24
2009/01/09 15 $1,550,629 -69% 1,512 $1,026   $77,330,238 31
2009/01/16 28 $458,634 -70% 311 $1,475   $78,291,000 38
2009/01/23 37 $138,222 -70% 185 $747   $78,609,083 45
2009/01/30 37 $128,771 -7% 201 $641   $78,781,466 52
2009/02/06 39 $147,608 +15% 196 $753   $78,980,521 59
2009/02/13 47 $85,783 -42% 98 $875   $79,118,364 66
2009/02/20 52 $54,662 -36% 72 $759   $79,215,537 73
2009/02/27 52 $47,462 -13% 58 $818   $79,286,967 80
2009/03/06 70 $12,679 -73% 25 $507   $79,321,473 87
2009/03/13 71 $11,175 -12% 20 $559   $79,337,544 94
2009/03/20 78 $7,173 -36% 16 $448   $79,351,236 101
2009/03/27 76 $7,191 n/c 14 $514   $79,363,785 108

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/12/20094978,236 978,236$16,223,457$16,223,4571
4/19/20092292,678-70% 1,270,914$5,179,493$21,402,9502
4/26/20097156,499-47% 1,427,413$2,534,141$23,937,0923
5/3/200910102,305-35% 1,529,718$1,580,152$25,517,2444
5/10/20092065,355-36% 1,595,073$989,782$26,507,0265
5/17/20092940,048-39% 1,635,121$605,474$27,112,4996
5/24/20092165,559+64% 1,700,680$994,504$28,107,0037
5/31/20092940,864-38% 1,741,544$476,462$28,583,4658
6/14/20092639,409 1,806,913$401,771$29,249,38110
6/28/20092932,131 1,881,538$331,618$30,017,39512

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