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The Fountain (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $10,144,010Details
International Box Office $5,317,628
Worldwide Box Office $15,461,638
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $11,065,073 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $11,065,073
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
51% - Rotten
74% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 22nd, 2006 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: May 15th, 2007 by Warner Home Video, released as Fountain, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language (on appeal - originally rated R)
Running Time: 96 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Arrival
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Keywords: Time Travel, Terminal Illness
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros., Protozoa Pictures, New Regency
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,082 $14,824 Feb 2, 2007 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,833 $39,041 Jan 26, 2007 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,992 $51,591 Jan 19, 2007 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,505 $10,964 Jan 12, 2007 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,675 $18,498 Jan 5, 2007 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,279 $16,338 Dec 29, 2006 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,448 $26,482 Dec 22, 2006 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,681 $130,233 Dec 15, 2006 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,200 $501,489 Dec 8, 2006 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,725 $1,785,334 Dec 1, 2006 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,381 $3,768,702 Nov 24, 2006 5
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 362 39.7% Nov 24, 2006 5
Widest Opening Weekend 3,003 1,472 Nov 24, 2006 5
Top Movies Never to Reach Number One at the Domestic Box Office Chart 3,039 $10,144,010 Nov 22, 2006 0


   Tomas, Tommy, Tom Creo
   Queen Isabella, Izzy Creo
Ellen Burstyn    Dr. Lillian Guzetti
Mark Margolis    Father Avila
Donna Murphy    Betty
Stephen McHattie    Grand Inquisitor Silecio
Fernando Hernandez    Lord of Xibalba
Cliff Curtis    Captain Ariel
Sean Patrick Thomas    Antonio
Ethan Suplee    Manny
Richard McMillan    Henry
Lorne Brass    Dr. Alan Lipper
Abraham Aronofsky    Lab Technician
Renee Asofsky    Lab Technician
Anish Majumdar    Dr. Spencer
Janique Kearns    Young Nurse
Boyd Banks    Dominican Monk
Alexander Bisping    Foot Soldier Del Toro
Kevin Kelsall    Foot Soldier Rivera
Patrick Vandal    Foot Soldier Galleano
Marcello Bezina    Foot Soldier Borjes

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Darren Aronofsky
Story by    Darren Aronofsky
Story by    Ari Handel
Producer    Eric Watson
Producer    Arnon Milchan
Producer    Iain Smith
Executive Producer    Nick Wechsler
Director of Photography    Matthew Libatique
Production Designer    James Chinlund
Editor    Jay Rabinowitz
Costume Designer    Renee April
Composer    Clint Mansell
Associate Producer    Ari Handel
Assistant Director    Myron Hoffert
Second Unit Director    Jeremy Dawson
Unit Production Manager    Ric Nish
Production Supervisor    Irene Litinsky
Supervising Art Director    Isabelle Guay
Art Director    Nicholas Lepage
Art Director    Jean-Pierre Paquet
Set Decorator    Paul Hotte
Set Decorator    Daniel Hamelin
Set Decorator    Martine Kazemirchuk
Set Decorator    Phillippe Lord
Second Unit Camera    Sylvaine Dufaux
Additional Photography-Underwater Photography    Peter Romano
Costume Designer-Additional Costume Designer    Narcisco Rodriguez
Costume Supervisor    Blanche-D. Boileau
Associate Editor    Matthew Mayer
Sound Mixer    Patrick Rousseau
Re-recording Mixer    Dominick Tavella
Supervising Sound Editor    Craig Henighan
Supervising Sound Editor    Brian Emrich
Supervising Sound Editor    Stephen Barden
Sound Designer    Craig Henighan
Sound Designer    Brian Emrich
Sound Designer    Stephen Barden
Dialogue Editor    Nelson Ferreira
Music Editor    Nicholas Ratner
Make up    Jocelyne Bellemare
Hairstylist    Jean Jacques Dion
Special Make-up Effects    Adrien Morot
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Robin Cook
Casting Director    Elfego Vinicio Pena
Stunt Coordinator    Marc Desourdy

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May 14th, 2007

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December 5th, 2006

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November 28th, 2006

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November 24th, 2006

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November 18th, 2006

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July 28th, 2006

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August 4th, 2005

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/24 10 $3,768,702   1,472 $2,560   $5,456,908 5
2006/12/01 13 $1,785,334 -53% 1,472 $1,213   $8,241,535 12
2006/12/08 18 $501,489 -72% 636 $789   $9,390,119 19
2006/12/15 29 $130,233 -74% 145 $898   $9,776,258 26
2006/12/22 42 $26,482 -80% 35 $757   $9,882,573 33
2006/12/29 57 $16,338 -38% 21 $778   $9,930,941 40
2007/01/05 59 $18,498 +13% 16 $1,156   $9,968,387 47
2007/01/12 64 $10,964 -41% 18 $609   $9,988,050 54
2007/01/19 46 $51,591 +371% 126 $409   $10,046,093 61
2007/01/26 53 $39,041 -24% 100 $390   $10,109,093 68
2007/02/02 61 $14,824 -62% 31 $478   $10,139,254 75

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/22 10 $826,099   1,472 $561   $826,099 1
2006/11/23 9 $862,107 +4% 1,049 $822   $1,688,206 2
2006/11/24 10 $1,495,289 +73% 1,049 $1,425   $3,183,495 3
2006/11/25 10 $1,418,323 -5% 1,049 $1,352   $4,601,818 4
2006/11/26 10 $855,090 -40% 1,049 $815   $5,456,908 5
2006/11/27 8 $277,444 -68% 1,049 $264   $5,734,352 6
2006/11/28 8 $262,256 -5% 1,472 $178   $5,996,608 7
2006/11/29 9 $233,192 -11% 1,472 $158   $6,229,800 8
2006/11/30 9 $226,401 -3% 1,472 $154   $6,456,201 9
2006/12/06 11 $158,358   1,670 $95   $8,720,294 15
2006/12/25 43 $10,096   35 $288   $9,892,669 34
2007/01/15 60 $2,004   18 $111   $9,990,054 55

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/17 19 $1,688,206   1,049 $1,609   $1,688,206 2
2006/11/24 10 $4,767,995 +182% 1,472 $3,239   $6,456,201 9
2006/12/01 13 $2,432,429 -49% 1,472 $1,652   $8,888,630 16
2006/12/08 18 $757,395 -69% 636 $1,191   $9,646,025 23
2006/12/15 29 $210,066 -72% 145 $1,449   $9,856,091 30
2006/12/22 49 $58,512 -72% 35 $1,672   $9,914,603 37
2006/12/29 58 $35,286 -40% 21 $1,680   $9,949,889 44
2007/01/05 60 $27,197 -23% 16 $1,700   $9,977,086 51
2007/01/12 64 $17,416 -36% 18 $968   $9,994,502 58
2007/01/19 46 $75,550 +334% 126 $600   $10,070,052 65
2007/01/26 53 $54,378 -28% 100 $544   $10,124,430 72
2007/02/02 64 $19,580 -64% 31 $632   $10,144,010 79

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/20/20078211,227 211,227$4,011,201$4,011,2011
5/27/20072274,765-65% 285,992$1,420,326$5,431,5262
6/3/20072250,490-32% 336,482$958,805$6,390,3313

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