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The Descent (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $26,024,456Details
International Box Office $31,026,597
Worldwide Box Office $57,051,053
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $22,628,639 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $22,628,639
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  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
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 4th, 2006 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: December 26th, 2006 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, released as Descent, The
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence/gore and language.
Comparisons: vs. As Above, So Below
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Keywords: Underground
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,744 $42,562 Oct 6, 2006 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,647 $73,243 Sep 29, 2006 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,821 $29,931 Sep 22, 2006 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,683 $61,115 Sep 15, 2006 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,258 $172,687 Sep 8, 2006 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,049 $414,283 Sep 1, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,953 $1,006,091 Aug 25, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,604 $2,437,269 Aug 18, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,295 $4,616,462 Aug 11, 2006 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,008 $8,911,330 Aug 4, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,102 2,095 Aug 4, 2006 3

Cast

Shauna MacDonald    Sarah
Natalie Jackson Mendoza    Juno
Alex Reid    Beth
Saskia Mulder    Rebecca
Nora-Jane Noone    Holly
MyAnna Buring    Sam

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Neil Marshall

Prada is a Tight Fit in First Place

January 7th, 2007

None of half-a-dozen new releases were able to make a big splash on rental charts, but that doesn't mean there wasn't anything interesting to report. Every film in the top five was within $540,000 on each other with The Devil Wears Prada claiming top spot with $6.87 million. More...

DVD Releases for December 26, 2006

December 27th, 2006

It's Boxing Day up here in Canada, and for those Americans who don't know what that is ... I can't help you. I have no idea what Boxing Day is, other than the start of post-Christmas sales. While there are a lot of people shopping this week, there is still a huge downturn in the DVD market and little of what I would consider must have DVDs. The best of a weak bunch is The Descent - Original Unrated Cut - Buy from Amazon, but while I recommend picking it up, it doesn't reach the level of a DVD Pick of the Week. On the other hand, we do have a Canadian DVD Puck of the Week, Eh! - Bon Cop, Bad Cop - Buy from Amazon.ca. More...

Ricky Bobby Laps Competition

August 7th, 2006

It's August, but the weekend box office didn't miss a beat. In fact the overall box office climbed 6.3% to $140 million. That was up 21.6% from the same weekend last year, lifting 2006's lead over 2005 to 6%. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 29 - August 4

August 4th, 2006

Third week in a row where the number of sites featured on this list has topped 30. With such a busy week it would take something different to win the award, and that's something Michel Gondry excels at delivering giving The Science of Sleep - Official Site the Weekly Website Award. More...

Restless Nights for Will Ferrell

August 3rd, 2006

It's the first weekend in August and studios are hoping the dog days of summer can be pushed back at least one more week. This shouldn't be a problem as the odds-on favorite to win the weekend race is tracking better and better by the day, while we also have one of the best reviewed wide releases of the year hitting theatres tomorrow. More...

2006 Preview: August

August 1st, 2006

July finally brought us the year's first truly monster his with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, but outside that film, most of the month disappointed. With August being a bit of a dumping ground for films that didn't work out, the weakness in the box office should continue. Add in a few surprise hits last year and 2006 may have trouble keeping up with last years pace. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 22 - July 28

July 28th, 2006

Another big week for movie sites with several excellent entries. In this crowded field there were a lot of sites that showed promise and could be just one big update away from winning the award. But this week the best of the best was World Trade Center - Official Site. Let's hope that the movie can live up to the site. 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...

Movie Website Updates for June 24th - June 30th

June 30th, 2006

It seems a lot of people are starting their holidays early, but not this column as it's the busiest it's been in more than a month. Including in this list are a few newly released teaser trailers and a handful of flash sites, most of which are worth checking out. But the best of the best is the Running With Scissors - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 17th - June 23rd

June 23rd, 2006

Just an average week with You, Me and Dupree - Official Site taking the prize for the best of the week. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 3rd - June 9

June 9th, 2006

It was a slow week it terms of major updates and that allowed the Fanboy in me to grant The Transformers - Official Site the gloriously premature Weekly Website Award. Let's hope the full site lives up to this title. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 20 - May 26

May 26th, 2006

Not much this week in terms of new sites or updates and all the ones that are award-worthy have already won the weekly website award. The best of the rest is The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - Official Site, but it certainly doesn't deserve to win the awards. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/08/04 5 $8,911,330   2,095 $4,254   $8,911,330 3
2006/08/11 8 $4,616,462 -48% 2,095 $2,204   $17,543,574 10
2006/08/18 11 $2,437,269 -47% 1,720 $1,417   $22,320,119 17
2006/08/25 17 $1,006,091 -59% 859 $1,171   $24,467,594 24
2006/09/01 24 $414,283 -59% 426 $972   $25,302,391 31
2006/09/08 34 $172,687 -58% 256 $675   $25,671,489 38
2006/09/15 47 $61,115 -65% 104 $588   $25,794,993 45
2006/09/22 63 $29,931 -51% 66 $454   $25,848,349 52
2006/09/29 45 $73,243 +145% 156 $470   $25,931,105 59
2006/10/06 49 $42,562 -42% 89 $478   $26,005,908 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/08/04 3 $3,389,298   2,095 $1,618   $3,389,298 1
2006/08/05 5 $3,058,274 -10% 2,095 $1,460   $6,447,572 2
2006/08/06 5 $2,463,758 -19% 2,095 $1,176   $8,911,330 3
2006/08/07 6 $1,109,861 -55% 2,095 $530   $10,021,191 4
2006/08/08 6 $1,015,811 -8% 2,095 $485   $11,037,001 5
2006/08/09 7 $880,136 -13% 2,095 $420   $12,017,137 6
2006/08/10 5 $909,975 +3% 2,095 $434   $12,927,112 7
2006/08/11 8 $1,465,233 +61% 2,095 $699   $14,392,345 8
2006/08/12 9 $1,721,532 +17% 2,095 $822   $16,113,877 9
2006/08/13 7 $1,429,697 -17% 2,095 $682   $17,543,574 10
2006/08/14 7 $670,834 -53% 2,095 $320   $18,214,408 11
2006/08/15 7 $621,498 -7% 2,095 $297   $18,835,906 12
2006/08/16 7 $547,907 -12% 2,095 $262   $19,383,813 13
2006/08/17 7 $499,037 -9% 2,095 $238   $19,882,850 14
2006/09/04 28 $93,097   426 $219   $25,395,488 32

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/08/04 5 $12,927,112   2,095 $6,170   $12,927,112 7
2006/08/11 7 $6,955,738 -46% 2,095 $3,320   $19,882,850 14
2006/08/18 11 $3,578,653 -49% 1,720 $2,081   $23,461,503 21
2006/08/25 17 $1,426,605 -60% 859 $1,661   $24,888,108 28
2006/09/01 25 $610,694 -57% 426 $1,434   $25,498,802 35
2006/09/08 35 $235,076 -62% 256 $918   $25,733,878 42
2006/09/15 45 $84,540 -64% 104 $813   $25,818,418 49
2006/09/22 63 $39,444 -53% 66 $598   $25,857,862 56
2006/09/29 42 $105,484 +167% 156 $676   $25,963,346 63
2006/10/06 51 $61,110 -42% 89 $687   $26,024,456 70

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/31/20063577,592 577,592$10,212,346$10,212,3461
1/7/200710235,252-59% 812,844$4,769,099$14,981,4462
1/14/200714135,039-43% 947,883$2,720,725$17,702,1713

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