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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,022,286Details
International Box Office $6,476,074
Worldwide Box Office $39,498,360
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $49,089,962 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $49,089,962
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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 FreshAudience Upright
Critics
64% - Fresh
Audience
78% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$32,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 21st, 2005 (Wide) by Dreamworks SKG
Video Release: March 21st, 2006 by Dreamworks Video
MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language.
Comparisons: vs. Men of Honor
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Keywords: Miscellaneous Sports, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,319 $163,036 Dec 30, 2005 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,473 $60,917 Dec 23, 2005 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,203 $39,061 Dec 16, 2005 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,005 $77,924 Dec 9, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,666 $172,609 Dec 2, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,251 $477,413 Nov 25, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,996 $1,222,202 Nov 18, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,263 $3,728,510 Nov 11, 2005 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,510 $4,794,741 Nov 4, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,825 $6,132,856 Oct 28, 2005 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,966 $9,178,233 Oct 21, 2005 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,243 2,007 Oct 21, 2005 3

Cast

   Ben Crane
Dakota Fanning    Cale Crane
Kris Kristofferson    Pop Crane
Elisabeth Shue    Lily Crane
Luis Guzman    Balon
Freddy Rodriguez    Manolin
David Morse    Palmer
Oded Fehr    Prince Sadir
Ken Howard    Bill Sellers

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Executive Producer    Bill Johnson
Composer    John Debney

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November 13th, 2005

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Both new releases beat expectations, as did every single holdover in the top five, and that led to a serious increase in total box office of 31.5% from last weekend. However, this time last year saw a 43.8% increase, meaning the year-to-year comparison with 2004 was 6.8% down. So far, the Fall season box office has been nearly keeping up with 2004, at $1.118 billion to $1.122 billion, but year-to-date 2005 is 6.4% behind with $7.153 billion. More...

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November 6th, 2005

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November 4th, 2005

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Halloween Marks the End of a Scary Month

October 31st, 2005

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October 24th, 2005

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October 21st, 2005

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/10/21 2 $9,178,233   2,007 $4,573   $9,178,233 3
2005/10/28 4 $6,132,856 -33% 2,491 $2,462   $17,374,339 10
2005/11/04 6 $4,794,741 -22% 2,617 $1,832   $23,821,719 17
2005/11/11 9 $3,728,510 -22% 2,735 $1,363   $28,853,998 24
2005/11/18 13 $1,222,202 -67% 1,543 $792   $30,765,676 31
2005/11/25 20 $477,413 -61% 579 $825   $31,776,426 38
2005/12/02 27 $172,609 -64% 461 $374   $33,022,286 45
2005/12/09 34 $77,924 -55% 283 $275   $32,150,746 52
2005/12/16 37 $39,061 -50% 283 $138   $32,213,499 59
2005/12/23 27 $60,917 +56% 315 $193   $32,311,931 66
2005/12/30 27 $163,036 +168% 310 $526   $32,654,700 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/10/21 2 $2,743,429   2,007 $1,367   $2,743,429 1
2005/10/22 3 $3,883,446 +42% 2,007 $1,935   $6,626,875 2
2005/10/23 2 $2,551,358 -34% 2,007 $1,271   $9,178,233 3
2005/10/24 2 $551,762 -78% 2,007 $275   $9,729,995 4
2005/10/25 3 $490,360 -11% 2,007 $244   $10,220,355 5
2005/10/26 3 $479,519 -2% 2,007 $239   $10,699,874 6
2005/10/27 2 $541,609 +13% 2,007 $270   $11,241,483 7
2005/10/28 4 $1,812,855 +235% 2,491 $728   $13,054,338 8
2005/10/29 3 $2,701,847 +49% 2,491 $1,085   $15,756,185 9
2005/10/30 3 $1,618,154 -40% 2,491 $650   $17,374,339 10
2005/10/31 3 $499,503 -69% 2,491 $201   $17,873,842 11
2005/11/01 5 $382,905 -23% 2,491 $154   $18,256,747 12
2005/11/02 4 $378,320 -1% 2,491 $152   $18,635,067 13
2005/11/03 4 $391,911 +4% 2,491 $157   $19,026,978 14
2005/11/04 6 $1,349,660 +244% 2,617 $516   $20,376,638 15
2005/11/05 6 $2,163,378 +60% 2,617 $827   $22,540,016 16
2005/11/06 5 $1,281,703 -41% 2,617 $490   $23,821,719 17
2005/11/07 6 $266,568 -79% 2,617 $102   $24,088,287 18
2005/11/08 6 $322,853 +21% 2,617 $123   $24,411,140 19
2005/11/09 7 $274,972 -15% 2,617 $105   $24,686,112 20
2005/11/10 7 $439,376 +60% 2,617 $168   $25,125,488 21
2005/11/11 9 $1,405,526 +220% 2,735 $514   $26,531,014 22
2005/11/12 9 $1,496,706 +6% 2,735 $547   $28,027,720 23
2005/11/13 8 $826,278 -45% 2,735 $302   $28,853,998 24
2005/11/14 10 $167,191 -80% 2,735 $61   $29,021,189 25
2005/12/26 26 $41,519   315 $132   $32,353,450 67
2006/01/02 28 $46,388   310 $150   $32,701,088 74

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/10/21 2 $11,241,483   2,007 $5,601   $11,241,483 7
2005/10/28 4 $7,785,495 -31% 2,491 $3,125   $19,026,978 14
2005/11/04 6 $6,098,510 -22% 2,617 $2,330   $25,125,488 21
2005/11/11 9 $4,417,986 -28% 2,735 $1,615   $29,543,474 28
2005/11/18 13 $1,755,539 -60% 1,543 $1,138   $31,299,013 35
2005/11/25 17 $1,550,664 -12% 579 $2,678   $32,849,677 42
2005/12/09 35 $101,616   283 $359   $32,174,438 56
2005/12/16 29 $76,576 -25% 283 $271   $32,251,014 63
2005/12/23 26 $240,650 +214% 315 $764   $32,491,664 70

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/26/20062667,900 667,900$11,917,540$11,917,5401
4/2/20067199,599-70% 867,499$3,185,600$15,103,1402
4/9/200613114,057-43% 981,556$1,844,781$16,947,9213
4/16/200624127,971+12% 1,109,527$2,224,673$19,172,5944
4/23/20062250,355-61% 1,159,882$927,640$20,100,2345
4/30/20063046,526-8% 1,206,408$848,164$20,948,3986

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