Fool's Gold

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $70,231,041Details
International Box Office $39,131,925
Worldwide Box Office $109,362,966
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $21,387,768 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $21,387,768
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
11% - Rotten
Audience
48% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$72,500,000
Domestic Releases: February 8th, 2008 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: June 17th, 2008 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for action violence, some sexual material, brief nudity and language
Keywords: Treasure Hunters
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Cast

Kate Hudson    Tess Finnegan
Matthew McConaughey    Ben 'Finn' Finnegan
Donald Sutherland    Nigel
Kevin Hart    Bigg Bunny
Ray Winstone    Moe Fitch
Malcolm-Jamal Warner    Cordell
Alexis Dziena    Gemma
Ewen Bremner    Alfonz

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD Rentals - Point to Vantage

Vantage Point led the way on the rental charts, generating nearly 30% revenue more than either of the next two films: Drillbit Taylor, which opened in second place, and 10,000 B.C., which fell from first to third place. More...

DVD Rentals - 10,000 Brings in the Cash

It was a new release, 10,000 B.C., that led the way on the rental chart beating last week's number one film, Fool's Gold, by a health margin. More...

DVD Sales - 10,000 Definitely Tops the Charts

There were only five new releases to chart this week, but three of them occupied the top three spots. That included 10,000 B.C., which opened with 892,000 units sold and $15.54 million in revenue. More...

DVD Rentals - Golden Debut

Just as it did on the sales chart, Fool's Gold led a all new releases on its way to placing first on the rental chart. However, it was a close race between it and Jumper. More...

DVD Sales - A Fool and His Gold

Fool's Gold led a quartet of new releases on the DVD sales chart this week, selling 595,000 units for opening week revenue of $10.65 million. More...

DVD Releases for June 17, 2008

Another busy week, but one that feels loaded with quantity and low on quality. None of the first run releases stand out and there's precious little else to make up. That's not to say there are no DVDs worth buying, as there are. My recommended list includes Burn Notice - Season One - Buy from Amazon, Classe Tous Risques - Criterion Collection - Buy from Amazon, Popeye the Sailor - 1938-1940 - Volume 2 - Buy from Amazon, and Men in Black - Special Edition - Blu-ray - Buy from Amazon, to name more than a few. However, none struck me as qualifiers for DVD Pick of the Week. More...

International Details - Sex not as Popular with International Audiences

Sex and the City made its international debut this past weekend, and while it wasn't able to top the charts like it did domestically, it still managed a fantastic $32.77 million on 3590 screens in 14 markets over the weekend for a total of $37.52 million. Its biggest opening came in the U.K. where it dominated the market with $17.22 million on 460 screens, which is equivalent to an $80 million to $100 million opening here. It also finished first in Germany with $7.41 million on 836 screens. It also did very well in France with $6.12 million on 551 screens and in Italy with $2.74 million on 552 screens, finishing second in both markets. The film opened in Australia and South Korea this past weekend, while it doesn't end its run till late August with Japan and it should reach several major milestones before then. More...

International Details - What Happened to Speed Racer?

Like it did domestically, What Happens in Vegas... managed to open in second place on the international charts. It was able to do so in part because it opened in nearly every major market over the past weekend earning solid openings in many of them. This includes second place in both the U.K. ($2.47 million on 398 screens), in France ($2.36 million on 304 screens), and in Australia ($2.33 million on 335). It also placed first in Spain with an impressive $3.77 million on 398 screens and also topped the charts in both Russia and Germany with $3.70 million on 476 screens $1.85 million on 500 screens respectively. Overall it managed to pull in $24.86 million on 3904 screens in 36 markets during its opening weekend on the charts, and should have little difficulty matching its domestic total. More...

International Details - Forbidden Falls from the Top

The release of Iron Man hit The Forbidden Kingdom knocking it into second place with $9.63 million on 2062 screens in 11 markets for a total of $40.51 million. The film had no major openings, but it did make $1.10 million on 398 screens over the weekend in South Korea for a total of $5.63 million. More...

International Details - No Foolin\'

Fool's Gold opened in a trio of major markets and that helped the film climb into sixth place with $4.93 million on 1809 screens in 39 markets for a total of $26.30 million. The film did relatively well in Spain with $1.03 million on 272 screens and in Germany with $934,000 on 254 screens while earning second place in both markets. On the other hand, it bombed in Italy with just $516,000 on 232 screens landing in sixth place. Overall, it was better than the film's average so far, but not nearly enough to recover from its previous troubles. It should hit $100 million worldwide this weekend, but that's not much compared to its domestic run, nor compared to its production budget. More...

International Details - Goodbye to the Top Five

Bienvenue Chez les Ch'its, a.k.a. Welcome to the Sticks, remained in first place in France with $4.79 million on 867 screens over the weekend for a total of $175.67 million after 8. However, it fell out of the top five internationally with $5.33 million on 963 screens in 4 markets for a total of $187.13 million. In its native market, the film has ticket sales of 19.25 million putting it about three weeks away from topping Titanic's record of 20.64 million while it is closing in on $200 million internationally. Both of those are amazing records, and the film is hardly showing signs of slowing down. More...

International Details - Island Scores Solid Sixth in Debut

Nim's Island made its first push onto the international chart landing in sixth place with $4.53 million on 970 screens in 7 markets for a very early total of $5.64 million. The film opened in first place in Italy with $1.71 million on 304 screens while it expanded into fourth place in Australia with $780,000 on 196 screens over the weekend for a total of $1.69 million after two. The film also made its debut in France with $1.65 million on 399 screens, which was only enough for fifth place. Nim's Island is using a graduated release schedule and doesn't have a major opening for the rest of the month. On the other hand, it has major openings practically every month right through till the end of summer. More...

International Details - 10,000 Scores a Solid Sixth Place

No new openings left 10,000 B.C. tumbling from second to sixth, but it still pulled in $5.83 million on 4302 screens in 61 markets for a total of $155.16 million. This is substantially more than it made stateside while it is about a week away from $250 million worldwide. More...

Point has the (Ad)Vantage

It was a rather predictable weekend with none of the films missing or beating expectations by huge margins. This led to $110 million in overall box office takings, which was down 21% from last weekend and 6% from the same weekend last year. It is not time to panic as 2008 is still leading 2007, but after a couple weeks of declines, the margin has been cut to 9%. More...

Point has a Clear View of First Place

There's only one truly wide release this week, but there are three other films aiming for a spot in the top ten. This means there's not much of a battle for top spot, and there will likely be a sizable drop-off at the box office. And even with last year showing some weakness during the weekend, it is not likely that 2008 will get back to its winning ways. More...

Jumping to the Top

The streak is over. For the first time in a while we saw decline on the year-to-year comparison. In fact, it wasn't even close as the overall box office earned $136 million over three days and $165 million over four. In both cases this represents double-digit declines, but 2008 is still leading 2007 by 11%, $1.29 billion to $1.16 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Jumper Wins Battle of the Niches

The combination of Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day gave us a de facto five day weekend, and gave the studios a reason to release movies that cater to practically every audience. Teenage boys seem to have won the battle of the niches, with Jumper winning the 3-day part of the weekend with $27.2 million, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Teenage girls came in second, with Step Up 2 the Streets making about $19.7 million, enough to put family movie The Spiderwick Chronicles in 3rd place with $19.1 million. Spiderwick will have the consolation of winning the 5-day weekend race for 2nd place though, as it had a better day on Thursday, and should win larger audiences on Monday's holiday. More...

International Details - Juno Jumps Up the Charts

Thanks to an opening in the U.K., Juno shoot up the charts nearly reaching the top five with $8.28 million on 1111 screens in 15 markets for a still early total $17.15 million. In the U.K. the film placed second with $3.91 million on 363 screens, but had the best per screen average in the top 10 there. It also opened in France scoring sixth place with $1.22 million on 149 screens, which gave it the second best per screen average in the top ten there. Meanwhile in Spain the film grew by 5% to $1.03 million on 170 screens over the weekend and a total of $2.34 million after two. More...

Falling in Love with Presidents\' Day

It's Valentine's Day today and President's Day on Monday, so it is a de facto 5-day long weekend. There are four wide releases this week: a romantic comedy for couples, a fantasy adventure film for families, a dance film for teenage girls, and a sci-fi special effects film for teenage boys. So there really is something for everyone. Unless you are like me, single, and are sick of having romance thrust at me. I can't even buy some Valentine chocolate and wallow cause I'm still on a diet, so this year I hate Valentine's Day even more than usual. ... What? More...

Weekend Box Office Equal Parts Gold and Fool

Results over the weekend were mixed with the number one film opening above expectations by a small degree, but the top five weaker than predicted. This led to the overall box office coming in at just over $112 million, which is down 12% from last weekend. However, it is virtually tied with the same weekend last year. (It is currently down by less than $200,000, but that could change as some independent films finalize their weekend figures and release the numbers later this week.) If late returns can't make up the difference, 2008's winning streak will be over, but it is still up 15% over 2007, which is a huge margin. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of February 8, 2008

Not much competition for the Weekly Website Award as only one site truly stood out as above average. That site was for Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins - Official Site, and won thanks to a combination of regular features, video clips, and games. More...

Three Films in the Hunt for Box Office Treasure

We have two wide releases this week, Fool's Gold and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, but we could have a repeat champion atop the box office as Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour has proven strong during the week thus far. More...

2008 Preview: February

2008 got off to a faster than expected start with January helping the year to a 17.5% lead over 2007. It seems unlikely that February will be able to keep up that pace, but there are still enough releases that most avid moviegoers should find something to get excited about. Granted, this is partially due to the combination of the lead year and February 29th landing on a Friday. This means we have five weekends in February this year, something that only happens approximately once every 28 years, which explains the number of films. More...

Cast Updates - November 29, 2007

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Cast Updates - October 11, 2007

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/02/08 1 $7,514,370   3,125 $2,405   $7,514,370 1
2008/02/09 1 $9,215,272 +23% 3,125 $2,949   $16,729,642 2
2008/02/10 1 $4,859,653 -47% 3,125 $1,555   $21,589,295 3
2008/02/11 1 $1,294,356 -73% 3,125 $414   $22,883,651 4
2008/02/12 1 $1,242,305 -4% 3,125 $398   $24,125,956 5
2008/02/13 1 $1,276,327 +3% 3,125 $408   $25,402,283 6
2008/02/14 3 $3,552,404 +178% 3,125 $1,137   $28,954,687 7
2008/02/15 4 $3,872,905 +9% 3,125 $1,239   $32,827,592 8
2008/02/16 4 $5,501,436 +42% 3,125 $1,760   $38,329,028 9
2008/02/17 4 $3,534,698 -36% 3,125 $1,131   $41,863,726 10
2008/02/18 4 $1,946,347 -45% 3,125 $623   $43,810,073 11
2008/02/19 4 $824,441 -58% 3,125 $264   $44,634,514 12
2008/02/20 4 $741,389 -10% 3,125 $237   $45,375,903 13
2008/02/21 4 $787,226 +6% 3,125 $252   $46,163,129 14
2008/02/22 5 $1,982,859 +152% 3,075 $645   $48,145,988 15
2008/02/23 5 $3,033,785 +53% 3,075 $987   $51,179,773 16
2008/02/24 5 $1,537,640 -49% 3,075 $500   $52,717,413 17
2008/02/25 5 $388,376 -75% 3,075 $126   $53,105,789 18
2008/02/26 4 $423,416 +9% 3,075 $138   $53,529,205 19
2008/02/27 4 $419,982 -1% 3,075 $137   $53,949,187 20
2008/02/28 4 $433,374 +3% 3,075 $141   $54,382,561 21
2008/02/29 7 $1,311,213 +203% 2,845 $461   $55,693,774 22
2008/03/01 7 $2,081,187 +59% 2,845 $732   $57,774,961 23
2008/03/02 8 $1,025,829 -51% 2,845 $361   $58,800,790 24
2008/03/03 8 $288,970 -72% 2,845 $102   $59,089,760 25
2008/03/04 8 $314,689 +9% 2,845 $111   $59,404,449 26
2008/03/05 8 $296,171 -6% 2,845 $104   $59,700,620 27
2008/03/06 8 $319,864 +8% 2,845 $112   $60,020,484 28
2008/03/07 10 $862,816 +170% 2,322 $372   $60,883,300 29
2008/03/08 10 $1,292,878 +50% 2,322 $557   $62,176,178 30
2008/03/09 11 $626,722 -52% 2,322 $270   $62,802,900 31
2008/03/10 11 $208,363 -67% 2,322 $90   $63,011,263 32
2008/03/11 11 $222,127 +7% 2,322 $96   $63,233,390 33
2008/03/12 10 $206,972 -7% 2,322 $89   $63,440,362 34
2008/03/13 10 $228,294 +10% 2,322 $98   $63,668,656 35
2008/03/14 13 $546,412 +139% 1,505 $363   $64,215,068 36
2008/03/15 12 $760,389 +39% 1,505 $505   $64,975,457 37
2008/03/16 12 $381,461 -50% 1,505 $253   $65,356,918 38
2008/03/17 13 $152,452 -60% 1,505 $101   $65,509,370 39
2008/03/18 13 $177,101 +16% 1,505 $118   $65,686,471 40
2008/05/26 55 $5,321   58 $92   $70,224,196 109
2008/05/27 - $2,345 -56% 58 $40   $70,226,541 110
2008/05/28 - $2,157 -8% 58 $37   $70,228,698 111
2008/05/29 - $2,343 +9% 58 $40   $70,231,041 112

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/02/08 1 $21,589,295   3,125 $6,909   $21,589,295 3
2008/02/15 4 $12,909,039 -40% 3,125 $4,131   $41,863,726 10
2008/02/22 5 $6,554,284 -49% 3,075 $2,131   $52,717,413 17
2008/02/29 7 $4,418,229 -33% 2,845 $1,553   $58,800,790 24
2008/03/07 10 $2,782,416 -37% 2,322 $1,198   $62,802,900 31
2008/03/14 13 $1,688,262 -39% 1,505 $1,122   $65,356,918 38
2008/03/21 16 $953,068 -44% 1,011 $943   $67,073,779 45
2008/03/28 18 $578,206 -39% 640 $903   $68,102,984 52
2008/04/04 23 $345,906 -40% 436 $793   $68,636,484 59
2008/04/11 30 $254,987 -26% 275 $927   $69,001,981 66
2008/04/18 39 $142,340 -44% 220 $647   $69,222,160 73
2008/04/25 23 $321,353 +126% 494 $651   $69,592,615 80
2008/05/02 26 $167,202 -48% 303 $552   $69,864,325 87
2008/05/09 27 $137,264 -18% 216 $635   $70,057,055 94
2008/05/16 41 $62,999 -54% 162 $389   $70,158,206 101
2008/05/23 53 $27,833 -56% 58 $480   $70,218,875 108

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/22/20081571,012 571,012$10,232,535$10,232,5351
6/29/20084214,129-63% 785,141$3,209,794$13,442,3292
7/6/2008984,462-61% 869,603$1,435,009$14,877,3383
7/13/20081561,098-28% 930,701$1,038,055$15,915,3934
7/20/20082141,218-33% 971,919$700,294$16,615,6875
7/27/20081941,775+1% 1,013,694$709,757$17,325,4446

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