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Ella Enchanted (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $22,913,677Details
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
50% - Rotten
Audience
57% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 9th, 2004 (Wide) by Miramax
Video Release: August 24th, 2004 by Miramax Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some crude humor and language
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Prince/Princess, Fairies, Romance, Step-Family, Talking Animals, Voiceover/Narration, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Wish Granters, Curses, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Bigotry, Discrimination
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Jane Startz
Production Countries: Ireland,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,249 $8,608 Aug 6, 2004 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,718 $4,113 Jul 30, 2004 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,841 $6,605 Jul 23, 2004 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,591 $24,760 Jul 16, 2004 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,851 $24,421 Jul 9, 2004 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,135 $22,611 Jul 2, 2004 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,083 $44,204 Jun 25, 2004 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,896 $83,665 Jun 18, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,726 $140,479 Jun 11, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,639 $73,974 Jun 4, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,251 $162,942 May 28, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,515 $200,968 May 21, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,187 $517,381 May 14, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,416 $839,510 May 7, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,303 $1,766,395 Apr 30, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,298 $2,965,922 Apr 23, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,437 $4,241,089 Apr 16, 2004 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,560 $6,169,030 Apr 9, 2004 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,337 1,931 Apr 9, 2004 3

Cast

   Ella
   Prince Charmont
Cary Elwes    Prince Regent Edgar
   Fairy Lucinda
   Mandy
Joanna Lumley    Dame Olga
Eric Idle    Narrator
   Areida
   Brumhilda
   Ogre
Nora-Jane Noone    Fairy No. 1
Jimi Mistry    Benny the Book
Steve Coogan    Heston
Patrick Bergin    Sir Peter
Lucy Punch    Hattie
Jim Carter    Nish
Jennifer Higham    Olive
Patrick Bergin    Sir Peter
Donna Dent    Ella's Mother
Ankita Malkan    Young Areida
Sally-Ann Tingle    Mean Little Girl
Aimee Brigg    Ella, aged 8
Helen Norton    Prof. Edith
Emmet Kirwan    Vendor
Christopher Kelly    Salesman
Audrey Hamm    Perfume Sprayer
Mikel Murfi    Mall Cop
Rory Keenan    Otto
Aonghus Og McAnally    Bluto
Alvaro Lucchesi    Koopooduk
Aaron Monaghan    Pug
Daniel Naprous    Ogre
Nora-Jane Noone    Ogre
Pat Kinevane    Make-up Artist
Andrea Irvine    Tour Guide
Merrina Millsapp    Hall of Records Attendant
Amelia Crowley    Fairy Administrator
Pat McGrath    Dungeon Guard
Susan Ward    Fan Club Girl

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Laurie Craig
Screenwriter    Karen McCullah Lutz
Screenwriter    Kirsten Smith
Screenwriter    Jennifer Heath
Screenwriter    Michele J. Wolff
Story Creator    Gail Carson Levine
Producer    Jane Startz
Executive Producer    Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer    Julie Goldstein
Executive Producer    Su Armstrong
Production Designer    Norman Garwood
Editor    Masahiro Hirakubo
Composer    Nick Glennie-Smith
Director of Photography    John de Borman
Co-Producer    Susan Miller Lazar
Co-Producer    Morgan O'Sullivan
Co-Producer    James Flynn
Assistant Director    David Daniels
Second Unit Director    Paul Jennings
Unit Production Manager    Mary Alleguen
Supervising Art Director    Lucy Richardson
Art Director    Anna Rackard
Set Decorator    Maggie Gray
Second Unit Camera    Sean Corcoran
Costume Designer    Ruth Myers
Costume Supervisor    William McPhail
Sound Mixer    Kieran Horgan
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Johnson
Re-recording Mixer    John Fitzgerald
Sound Effects Editor    Jon Stevenson
Dialogue Editor    Sarah Gaines
Supervising Music Editor    Michael Connell
Music Editor    Gerard McCann
Make up    Sallie Jaye
Hairstylist    Dee Corcoran
Executive Music Producer    Randy Spendlove
Music Supervisor    Rachel Levy
Casting Director    Susie Figgis
Stunt Coordinator    Paul Jennings

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 16th, 2012

October 16th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is coming out, which made more than $200 million domestically and should sell quite well on the home market. On the other hand, the second biggest first run release is That's My Boy, which failed to make an impact at the box office. There is also a flood of weaker releases, secondary Blu-ray releases, and Christmas releases, much of which I would consider filler. The signal to noise ratio is a little off. As for the best releases of the week, there are some great TV on DVD releases like Mad Men: Season Five and Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2. There are also some limited releases, like Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray Combo Pack and even some Direct-to-DVD releases, like Excision on Blu-ray. All of these were contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Mad Men: Season Five for Pick of the week, while Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2 earned Puck of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Ella Enchanted

October 13th, 2012

Anne Hathaway played a princess in each of her first three wide releases; however, only Ella Enchanted was a proper fairytale. It also didn't do as well as the other two films did. Granted, live action kids movies, especially those aimed at girls, tend to struggle at the box office. Is this one of the better films in the genre? Should it have performed better? And will fans of the movie want to upgrade to the Blu-ray? More...

Competition Crumbles under Alien Invasion

July 10th, 2005

With the last of this summer's worldwide releases opening last weekend, the international details are once again dominated by smaller films. And to compound matters, most of those are only making noise in one of two markets. However, over the next few weeks there are plenty of big films opening in big markets and the International Details column should start showing signs of life soon. More...

International Box Office Stolen!

December 22nd, 2004

For the first time in many weeks there was a real race for top spot on the international charts, also, for the first time in many weeks The Incredibles didn't win that race. Boosted by debuts in 22 additional markets, Ocean's Twelve took top spot with $28.9 million on 3900 screens in 27 markets for a early total of $35.2 million. Compared to the original the results are mixed. IN many places it is a lot lower when compared in local currency, but thanks to the Dollar's extended losing streak, it's much higher in American funds. For instance, the film opened in first place in France with 5.7 million Euros, down 16% from its predecessor, however, that's $7.5 million in American funds, a increase of 28%. Other highlights include $5.3 million in Germany, $3.5 million in Spain, $2.2 million in Italy and $1.4 million in both Holland and Switzerland and just shy of $1 million in Sweden. The film remained in first place in Australia despite dropping 50% at the box office to just $1.8 million. More...

DVD Releases for August 24, 2004

August 23rd, 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 co-winners of the DVD Pick of the Week, Futurama - Volume 4 - Buy from Amazon and The Girl Next Door - Buy from Amazon: Unrated Version. More...

Fire on Top as Two Films have $20 million Openings

April 26th, 2004

This was a weird weekend. We had a record-breaking event when two movies opened with $20 million and that's the first time that's ever happened in April. However, the total box office was still down more than 5% from last weekend. It was up 6% from the same time last year, sort of. It's getting really confusion doing the yearly comparisons because last year April had four weekends, while this year it has five. More...

Barely a Peep from the New Releases

April 12th, 2004

Only one of the five movies released managed to live up to expectations, and with that I think it's safe to say 2004's winning streak came to an end. The week-to-week drop-off was 9.4%, and while 2004 was up 17% from the same time last year, it's increase of last Easter was much less at just 7.6%. Year-to-date is up 9% but 2004 will have a tough time keeping up with 2003 in May. More...

I Missed a Movie

April 9th, 2004

In my previous weekend prediction story I accidentally left one of the new releases. More...

Busy Easter Weekend

April 9th, 2004

With four movies already in 3000 or more theatres, it was slim pickings for the five movies opening. The top draw could only manage 7th spot on this week's theatre count charts and one of the new openers couldn't even make the top ten. Even so, a new release should still take the top spot. More...

Movie Websites Launches for Aril 2 - April 8

April 8th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. This week saw a deceptively poor crop of site as there were a lot of movie site launched / updated / released, more than 30 in fact. However, very few of them even came close to the being considered for this week's award. It's so bad I've spent the last 3 hours looking for a gem of movie site that I may have missed in previous weeks. In the end it was Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Official Site that won the award with only one or two other that were even briefly considered. 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 1: April

March 28th, 2004


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With summer just around the corner ... Yes I know Spring started a week ago, but this is the movie industry, we do things differently. So with Summer just around the corner it's time for the Summer Movie Preview, Part 1 - April. In April we have nearly 20 films opening wide over 5 weekends, or almost 4 per weekend. That much variety should please moviegoers, but that much competition will kill the chances of half the movies released. More...

Movie Websites Launches for March 12 - March 18

March 19th, 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, 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...

Movie Websites Launches for March 5 - March 11

March 11th, 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 Ladykillers - 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 20 - February 26

February 26th, 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, 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...

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
2004/04/09 9 $6,169,030   1,931 $3,195   $6,169,030 3
2004/04/16 8 $4,241,089 -31% 1,939 $2,187   $13,579,980 10
2004/04/23 9 $2,965,922 -30% 2,149 $1,380   $17,477,322 17
2004/04/30 13 $1,766,395 -40% 1,923 $919   $19,748,866 24
2004/05/07 14 $839,510 -52% 1,450 $579   $20,878,875 31
2004/05/14 18 $517,381 -38% 831 $623   $21,555,941 38
2004/05/21 22 $200,968 -61% 469 $429   $21,838,719 45
2004/05/28 29 $162,942 -19% 210 $776   $22,078,091 52
2004/06/04 39 $73,974 -55% 134 $552   $22,212,394 59
2004/06/11 22 $140,479 +90% 262 $536   $22,382,179 66
2004/06/18 34 $83,665 -40% 219 $382   $22,577,519 73
2004/06/25 44 $44,204 -47% 115 $384   $22,696,474 80
2004/07/02 50 $22,611 -49% 76 $298   $22,755,428 87
2004/07/09 53 $24,421 +8% 76 $321   $22,811,339 94
2004/07/16 58 $24,760 +1% 44 $563   $22,859,592 101
2004/07/23 79 $6,605 -73% 25 $264   $22,889,109 108
2004/07/30 75 $4,113 -38% 18 $229   $22,900,362 115
2004/08/06 69 $8,608 +109% 18 $478   $22,913,677 122

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/04/09 8 $2,771,000   1,931 $1,435   $2,771,000 1
2004/04/10 10 $2,086,000 -25% 1,931 $1,080   $4,822,000 2
2004/04/11 10 $1,346,000 -35% 1,931 $697   $6,169,030 3
2004/04/12 4 $1,302,000 -3% 1,931 $674   $7,471,000 4
2004/04/13 8 $723,000 -44% 1,931 $374   $8,194,000 5
2004/04/14 8 $608,000 -16% 1,931 $315   $8,802,000 6
2004/04/15 8 $536,000 -12% 1,931 $278   $9,339,000 7
2004/04/16 9 $1,200,000 +124% 1,939 $619   $10,500,000 8
2004/04/17 8 $1,825,000 +52% 1,939 $941   $12,498,000 9
2004/04/18 9 $1,115,000 -39% 1,939 $575   $13,579,980 10
2004/04/22 10 $267,000   1,939 $138   $14,511,000 14
2004/04/23 9 $700,000 +162% 2,149 $326   $15,200,000 15
2004/04/24 9 $1,263,000 +80% 2,149 $588   $16,556,000 16
2004/04/25 7 $920,000 -27% 2,149 $428   $17,477,322 17

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/04/09 8 $9,338,891   1,931 $4,836   $9,338,891 7
2004/04/16 10 $5,172,509 -45% 1,939 $2,668   $14,511,400 14
2004/04/23 9 $3,471,071 -33% 2,149 $1,615   $17,982,471 21
2004/04/30 14 $2,056,894 -41% 1,923 $1,070   $20,039,365 28
2004/05/07 15 $999,195 -51% 1,450 $689   $21,038,560 35
2004/05/14 21 $599,191 -40% 831 $721   $21,637,751 42
2004/05/21 24 $277,398 -54% 469 $591   $21,915,149 49
2004/05/28 31 $223,271 -20% 210 $1,063   $22,138,420 56
2004/06/04 42 $103,280 -54% 134 $771   $22,241,700 63
2004/06/11 20 $252,154 +144% 262 $962   $22,493,854 70
2004/06/18 30 $158,416 -37% 219 $723   $22,652,270 77
2004/06/25 33 $80,547 -49% 115 $700   $22,732,817 84
2004/07/02 48 $54,101 -33% 76 $712   $22,786,918 91
2004/07/09 52 $47,914 -11% 76 $630   $22,834,832 98
2004/07/16 55 $47,672 -1% 44 $1,083   $22,882,504 105
2004/07/23 68 $13,745 -71% 25 $550   $22,896,249 112
2004/07/30 69 $8,820 -36% 18 $490   $22,905,069 119
2004/08/06 73 $8,608 -2% 18 $478   $22,913,677 126

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