Big Miracle

Big Miracle poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,157,300Details
International Box Office $5,458,224
Worldwide Box Office $25,615,524
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,372,275 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,917,922 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,290,197
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

Barrow newsman Adam Carlson canít wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost to get their moment in the midnight sun, the one person who occupies Adam the most is Rachel Kramer. Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she also happens to be his ex-girlfriend. With time running out, Rachel, Adam and Nathan, an 11-year-old native Alaskan boy who learns to connect with his people and his culture, must rally an unlikely coalition of locals, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and unite for a purpose they all believe in: freeing the whales in record time. As the Alaskans frantically try to dig miles of holes on one side of the ice and a Soviet icebreaker pushes inland on the other, they must perform the virtually impossible to bridge a four-mile gap. And if they miraculously succeed, the trapped whales will be freed to the safety of open sea to begin their 5,000-mile annual migration.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
73% - Fresh
Audience
64% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 3rd, 2012 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: June 19th, 2012 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for Language.
(Rating bulletin 2180, 7/13/2011)
Keywords: Political, Environment, News, TV Industry, Rescue, Animal Lead
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Anonymous Content, Working Title Films

DVD Sales: Shadows Linger On Top

None of the new releases were able to overtake Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows for top spot on the DVD sales chart. It repeated in first place with 497,000 units / $7.44 million for the week giving it totals of 1.75 million units / $26.14 million after two. It is already the fifth best selling DVD released in 2012. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 19th, 2012

There are a trio of wide releases coming out on the home market this weekend; however, two of them were box office bombs, while the only one that did reasonably well at the box office was absolutely eviscerated by critics. Project X will likely be the best selling new release of the week, but that's not a good sign, as it made just over $50 million in theaters. Additionally, according to Amazon.com, the top ten best selling new releases include a trio of catalogue titles making their Blu-ray debut. We are not talking about classics that are finally making the leap to high definition. We are talking about films like Newsies, which earned less than $3 million during its original theatrical run. As for potential Pick of the Week winners, there were a few contenders. Jeff, Who Lives At Home is an excellent film, but the DVD and the Blu-ray have absolutely no extras. Wilfred: Season One could be a winner, but I didn't get a chance to see the show when it first aired, and the DVD / Blu-ray is late. The screener is also late for Louie: Season Two, but at least I've seen season one and the DVD or Blu-ray is the best bet for Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Vow Wows

Another weekend, another win. For the sixth weekend in a row, 2012 has topped 2011 in the year-over-year, and like much of the year, it wasn't even close. The overall box office was up 66% from last weekend reaching $192 million. It was also 29% higher than the same weekend last year. All four wide releases beat expectations, sometimes by wide margins. Also, all earned more than $20 million, which is the first time that's happened on a non-holiday weekend. And two of them earned $40 million or more. Year-to-date, 2012 now has a 19% lead on 2011 at $1.19 billion to $1.00 billion. There is reason to be cautious however, as a lot of this growth is due to 2011 getting off to a disastrous start. It is still too soon to declare victory, but it is reason to at least be somewhat optimistic. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Many Reasons to Celebrate Weekend Results

It was Super Bowl weekend, which apparently some people care about. (Not me. Go B.C. Lions!) The crossover audience between the Super Bowl and most movies is quite high, so it is no real shock that the box office was down compared to last weekend. However, it was only down 8% to $116 million. This was 33% higher than the same weekend last year. Both Chronicle and The Woman in Black topped expectations by significant degrees, while the weakest movie the top five missed weekend predictions by less than $1 million. Year-to-date, 2012 is ahead of 2011's pace by 12% at $964 million to $850 million. Before we get too excited, by this weekend in 2010, the box office had already pulled in $1.21 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Chronicle and Woman in Black Vie for SuperBowl Honors

The industry's healthy start to 2012 will continue this weekend thanks to two more good opening weekends. Chronicle is currently favorite to win the weekend, with Fox predicting a $22 million opening. CBS Films is pegging The Woman in Black at $21 million (a record for the fledgling studio). Both figures are predicated on historical models for SuperBowl Sunday, which can be a difficult day to predict, so the final order between the two could yet switch, although Chronicle is heavily favored to win at this point. Overall box office will be up about 35% from last year, although that reflects the very weak start to 2011. This weekend looks as though it will be about average for a SuperBowl weekend overall. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Remain in the Black?

There are two important dates in February: Valentine's Day and Presidents Day. This weekend deals with neither of those, so it is probably going to be a little soft at the box office. On the other hand, all three films opening this weekend, Big Miracle, Chronicle, and The Woman in Black, have overall positive reviews and are averaging around 75% positive (That might change by the end of the evening as more reviews come in.) By comparison, this weekend last year saw the release of The Roommate and Sanctum, both of which earned terrible reviews and neither of which earned a lot at the box office. Those two films combined earned just under $25 million over the weekend, while there's a slim, slim chance The Woman in Black will make that much by itself. Even on the low end, the top two new releases should match that, while this year appears to have the advantage with depth as well. I'm almost feeling optimistic. ... I may have just cursed the box office. More...

2012 Preview: February

2012 got off to a great start, with January earning four wins in a row in the year-over-year comparison and finishing the month with a double-digit lead over 2011's pace. This has made me very hopeful going forward. That said, there are fourteen films opening wide or being re-released wide in February, and I don't think there's a $100 million hit in the group. In fact, I don't think any will get all that close to the century mark. There are several that should be solid mid-level hits and with a little luck, half of them could reached $50 million and there are five that could reach $75 million. Last February, Just Go With It topped $100 million while Gnomeo and Juliet came within $33,000 of doing the same. We won't replicate that this year, so we have to hope for a lot more depth. If films like Safe House, Journey 2, Ghost Rider 2, The Phantom Menace: 3D and The Vow all meet expectations, then perhaps 2012 will continue its hot start. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/03 4 $2,267,385   2,129 $1,065   $2,267,385 1
2012/02/04 4 $3,928,005 +73% 2,129 $1,845   $6,195,390 2
2012/02/05 3 $1,564,815 -60% 2,129 $735   $7,760,205 3
2012/02/06 8 $372,575 -76% 2,129 $175   $8,132,780 4
2012/02/07 7 $500,585 +34% 2,129 $235   $8,633,365 5
2012/02/08 7 $361,930 -28% 2,129 $170   $8,995,295 6
2012/02/09 9 $340,640 -6% 2,129 $160   $9,335,935 7
2012/02/10 8 $938,520 +176% 2,133 $440   $10,274,455 8
2012/02/11 8 $1,845,045 +97% 2,133 $865   $12,119,500 9
2012/02/12 8 $1,162,485 -37% 2,133 $545   $13,281,985 10
2012/02/13 10 $222,990 -81% 2,133 $105   $13,504,975 11
2012/02/14 10 $458,595 +106% 2,133 $215   $13,963,570 12
2012/02/15 11 $213,300 -53% 2,133 $100   $14,176,870 13
2012/02/16 9 $266,625 +25% 2,133 $125   $14,443,495 14
2012/02/17 12 $539,220 +102% 1,634 $330   $14,982,715 15
2012/02/18 12 $899,125 +67% 1,634 $550   $15,881,840 16
2012/02/19 12 $825,170 -8% 1,634 $505   $16,707,010 17
2012/02/20 10 $898,675 +9% 1,634 $550   $17,605,685 18
2012/02/21 13 $261,440 -71% 1,634 $160   $17,867,125 19
2012/02/22 13 $179,740 -31% 1,634 $110   $18,046,865 20
2012/02/23 13 $187,910 +5% 1,634 $115   $18,234,775 21
2012/02/24 - $166,420 -11% 628 $265   $18,401,195 22
2012/02/25 - $298,300 +79% 628 $475   $18,699,495 23
2012/02/26 - $204,085 -32% 628 $325   $18,903,580 24
2012/02/27 - $34,540 -83% 628 $55   $18,938,120 25
2012/02/28 - $40,820 +18% 628 $65   $18,978,940 26
2012/02/29 - $37,680 -8% 628 $60   $19,016,620 27
2012/03/01 - $43,960 +17% 628 $70   $19,060,580 28
2012/03/02 - $82,570 +88% 359 $230   $19,143,150 29
2012/03/03 - $140,010 +70% 359 $390   $19,283,160 30
2012/03/04 - $78,980 -44% 359 $220   $19,362,140 31
2012/03/05 - $18,105 -77% 359 $50   $19,380,245 32
2012/03/06 - $23,165 +28% 359 $65   $19,403,410 33
2012/03/07 - $17,950 -23% 359 $50   $19,421,360 34
2012/03/08 - $19,745 +10% 359 $55   $19,441,105 35
2012/03/09 - $44,050 +123% 238 $185   $19,485,155 36
2012/03/10 - $72,705 +65% 238 $305   $19,557,860 37
2012/03/11 - $36,905 -49% 238 $155   $19,594,765 38
2012/03/12 - $14,280 -61% 238 $60   $19,609,045 39
2012/03/13 - $17,905 +25% 238 $75   $19,626,950 40
2012/03/14 - $15,550 -13% 238 $65   $19,642,500 41
2012/03/15 - $18,950 +22% 238 $80   $19,661,450 42
2012/03/16 - $42,480 +124% 236 $180   $19,703,930 43
2012/03/17 - $53,095 +25% 236 $225   $19,757,025 44
2012/03/18 - $35,400 -33% 236 $150   $19,792,425 45
2012/03/19 - $11,800 -67% 236 $50   $19,804,225 46
2012/03/20 - $12,980 +10% 236 $55   $19,817,205 47
2012/03/21 - $11,785 -9% 236 $50   $19,828,990 48
2012/03/22 - $12,925 +10% 236 $55   $19,841,915 49
2012/03/23 - $35,840 +177% 224 $160   $19,877,755 50
2012/03/24 - $54,880 +53% 224 $245   $19,932,635 51
2012/03/25 - $33,595 -39% 224 $150   $19,966,230 52
2012/03/26 - $12,320 -63% 224 $55   $19,978,550 53
2012/03/27 - $13,550 +10% 224 $60   $19,992,100 54
2012/03/28 - $12,365 -9% 224 $55   $20,004,465 55
2012/03/29 - $13,440 +9% 224 $60   $20,017,905 56
2012/03/30 - $29,750 +121% 170 $175   $20,047,655 57
2012/03/31 - $40,825 +37% 170 $240   $20,088,480 58
2012/04/01 - $25,485 -38% 170 $150   $20,113,965 59
2012/04/02 - $8,495 -67% 170 $50   $20,122,460 60
2012/04/03 - $11,895 +40% 170 $70   $20,134,355 61
2012/04/04 - $10,200 -14% 170 $60   $20,144,555 62
2012/04/05 - $12,745 +25% 170 $75   $20,157,300 63

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/02/03 4 $7,760,205   2,129 $3,645   $7,760,205 3
2012/02/10 8 $3,946,050 -49% 2,133 $1,850   $13,281,985 10
2012/02/17 13 $2,263,515 -43% 1,634 $1,385   $16,707,010 17
2012/02/24 20 $668,805 -70% 628 $1,065   $18,903,580 24
2012/03/02 23 $301,560 -55% 359 $840   $19,362,140 31
2012/03/09 33 $153,660 -49% 238 $646   $19,594,765 38
2012/03/16 34 $130,975 -15% 236 $555   $19,792,425 45
2012/03/23 34 $124,315 -5% 224 $555   $19,966,230 52
2012/03/30 39 $96,060 -23% 170 $565   $20,113,965 59

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/24/20123187,950 187,950$3,005,320$3,005,3201
7/1/2012982,383-56% 270,333$1,644,365$4,649,6852
7/8/20121159,930-27% 330,263$1,196,203$5,845,8883
7/15/20121646,295-23% 376,558$922,659$6,768,5474
7/22/20122623,309-50% 399,867$465,248$7,233,7955
7/29/20122232,790+41% 432,657$513,491$7,747,2866
8/5/20122525,699-22% 458,356$384,457$8,131,7437
8/12/20123010,891-58% 469,247$162,929$8,294,6738

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/24/2012640,556 40,556$863,432$863,4321
7/1/20121612,433-69% 52,989$298,151$1,161,5832

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Cast

Drew Barrymore    Rachel Kramer
John Krasinski    Adam Carlson
Kristen Bell    Jill Jerard
Dermot Mulroney    Colonel Scott Boyer
Tim Blake Nelson    Pat Lafayette
Vinessa Shaw    Kelly Meyers
John Pingayak    Malik
John Chase    Roy
Ahmaogak Sweeney    Nathan
Ted Danson    J.W. McGraw

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Ken Kwapis
Screenwriter    Jack Amiel
Screenwriter    Michael Begler
Based on the book "Freeing the Whales"    Thomas Rose
Producer    Steve Golin
Producer    Michael Suger
Producer    Tim Bevan
Producer    Eric Fellner
Executive Producer    Liza Chasin
Executive Producer    Debra Hayward
Executive Producer    Stuart Besser
Executive Producer    Paul Green
Director of Photography    John Bailey
Production Designer    Nelson Coates
Editor    Cara Silverman
Costume Designer    Shay Cunliffe
Composer    Cliff Eidelman
Music Editor    Kenneth Karman

Big Miracle HD Trailer