Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,287,788Details
International Box Office $45,863,000
Worldwide Box Office $81,150,788
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $16,808,423 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $7,511,008 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $24,319,431
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

"Frankenweenie" is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life - with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
87% - Certified Fresh
Audience
70% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$39,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 5th, 2012 (Wide) by Walt Disney
October 5th, 2012 (IMAX) by Walt Disney
Video Release: January 8th, 2013 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, scary images and action.
(Rating bulletin 2232, 7/18/2012)
Running Time: 87 minutes
Keywords: 3-D, IMAX: DMR, Romance, Inventor, Mad Scientist, Animal Lead, Director Remaking Their Own Movie, Inspirational Teacher, Development Hell, Retro Black and White, Prologue, Monster, Vampire, Werewolf, Kaiju
Source:Based on Short Film
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Stop-Motion Animation
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Tim Burton

Cast

   Mrs. Frankenstein / Weird Girl / Gym Teacher
   Mr. Frankenstein / Mr. Burgemeister / Nassor
   Mr. Rzykruski
   Victor Frankenstein
   Edgar 'E' Gore
   Elsa Van Helsing
Robert Capron    Bob
   Toshiaki
Conchata Ferrell    Bob's Mom
Tom Kenny    New Holland Townsfolk

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Tim Burton
Producer    Allison Abbate
Screenwriter    John August
Based on the Screenplay by    Lenny Ripps
Based on an original idea    Tim Burton
Executive Producer    Dan Hahn
Director of Photography    Peter Sorg
Production Designer    Rick Heinrichs
Editor    Chris Lebenzon
Editor    Mark Solomon
Animation Director    Trey Thomas
Composer    Danny Elfman
Casting Director    Ronna Kress
Co-Producer    Derek Frey
Associate Producer    Connie Nartonis Thompson
Line Producer    Simon Quinn
Unit Production Manager    Joan Schneider
Art Dept. & Puppet Fabrication    Melissa Rogers
First Assistant Director    Kev Harwood
Head of Story    Rob Stevenhagen
Animation Supervisor    Mark Waring
Visual Effects Supervisor    Tim Ledbury
Re-recording Mixer    Christopher Boyes

Blu-ray Sales: January 27th, 2013: End Begins On Top

New releases did well on the Blu-ray sales chart for the week of January 27th, 2013. This includes End of Watch, which earned first place with 428,000 units / $9.41 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was just a hair over 50%, which is really impressive for this type of release. More...

DVD Sales: January 20th, 2013: Taken With the Top

A couple new releases topped the DVD sales chart of the week of January 20th, but they were nowhere near each other in terms of sales. Taken 2 led the way with 1.17 million units / $19.82 million. This is substantially lower than the original's opening week; however, it instantly became the best selling DVD of 2013. Plus, it sold substantially more on Blu-ray than its predecessor did. More...

Blu-ray Sales: January 20th, 2013: Taken Too Much for Competition

We had a new release on top of the Blu-ray sales chart for the week of January 20th, 2013. Taken 2 sold 838,000 units and generated $16.75 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 42%, which is good for the genre, but not great. More...

DVD Sales: January 13th, 2013: Chart Filled with Dredd

There were seven new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's DVD Sales Chart, including four releases that reached the top five. Leading the way, at least in terms of units, was Dredd, which sold 320,000 units, while it generated $4.80 million. This is weak compared to its reviews, but great compared to its box office numbers. More...

Blu-ray Sales: January 13th, 2013: Dredd is Feeling Blu

New releases dominated the top five of the Blu-ray sales chart for the week of January 13th, 2003. Dredd led the way in terms of units with 184,000 units, but was second in terms of revenue with $3.68 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was just 37%, which is weak for an action film like this. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 26th, 2013

It's a good week on the home market with not only one of the biggest films of the last year coming out, but also one of the best. The biggest is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, which should be the best selling DVD and Blu-ray for the week, but it isn't a contender for Pick of the Week. For that honor, we go back a few weeks to Frankenweenie. The screener arrived late, but it was worth waiting for and the 3D Combo Pack, while a little pricey, is worth picking up. Also in contender for Pick of the Week is Rocko's Modern Life: The Complete Series. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Frankenweenie

Tim Burton is one of the most stylish directors around and while admittedly he sometimes lets the style get ahead of the story, he has still made many, many wonderful movies over the years. His latest is also one of his first. Way back in 1984, he made a short film called Frankenweenie. Last year, he remade the short as a feature-length stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie. The film struggled to find an audience, but was that because it didn't deserve an audience? Or has Tim Burton burned up too much of the good-will he generated earlier in his career. More...

2013 Awards Season: Oscar Contest: Category Highlight: Best Animated Feature

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Animated Feature Film, which is surprisingly competitive this year, especially compared to most years. There is a Pixar film nominated, but it isn't the overwhelming favorite. In fact, all five films have a legitimate shot at winning, although there are some with better chances than others. More...

2013 Awards Season: Lincoln Oversees a Divided Group of Nominees

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 8th, 2013

After two weeks of almost nothing worth talking about on the home market, there's plenty to talk about this week. ... Actually, to be totally honest, it is another slow week, it's just not painfully slow. (Also, I'm unwilling to pad the list like I had to do the last couple weeks.) Worse still, because the holiday just ended, a lot of the screeners that were supposed to arrive have not, including a few Pick of the Week contenders. Compliance, Dredd, and Frankenweenie are all contenders that are currently late, and I really don't like choosing a late screener. In the end, it was literally a coin toss between Archer: Season Three on DVD or Blu-ray and Red Dwarf: X on DVD or Blu-ray. And the coin said... Red Dwarf: X. More...

2013 Awards Season: PGA Produces a Few Surprises

Producers Guild of America announced their nominations this week, including the three theatrical categories. There were a number of films on the list that have been mentioned time and time again this awards season, like Zero Dark Thirty, but there were also a few surprises. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

International Box Office: Two Tops Taken

After just two weeks of release, Taken 2 has already earned more internationally than the original did in total. Over the weekend, the sequel pulled in $45.09 million on 6,889 screens in 63 markets for a two-week total of $134.76 million, while its worldwide total rose to $220.89 million. The film had to settle for second place in Germany with $3.55 million on 437 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $3.88 million. It only managed fourth place in Italy with $1.26 million on 265. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. with $6.01 million on 510 screens over the weekend for a total of $23.29 million after two. The film has very few markets left to open in, but it has already made enough to cover its production budget and likely a good chunk of its P&A budget. It will reach profitability before it reaches the home market. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Taken Two Recaptures Top Spot

It was another good week at the box office with just about every film in the top ten at least doing as well as expected. Granted, none of the new releases were monster hits, but the depth was very good with five films topping $10 million over the weekend. Taken 2 remained in first place, so it should come as no surprise that the box office was lower than last weekend; however, it only fell 8.6% to $130 million. This is 48% more than the same weekend last year, which is a huge boost. Year-to-date, 2012 expanded its lead to 3.8% at $8.42 billion to $8.11 billion. Just a few weeks ago, it looked like 2012 would fall below 2011's pace in the end, but now things are looking a lot more optimistic. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Taken Two Twice as Strong

Taken 2 took the competition and went to work on them. It opened much, much better than its predecessor did, doubling its opening weekend haul. It also made nearly twice as much as Hotel Transylvania and easily more than last year's number one film, Real Steel. This helped the overall box office grow by 20% from last weekend to $142 million, which is nearly 50% higher than the same weekend last year. Finally there's a reason to celebrate the box office again. One win could have been a fluke, but two is officially a streak. Year-to-date, 2012 is ahead of 2011 by 3.2% at $8.24 billion to $7.99 billion. Granted, that's off its peak from earlier in the year, but I'm happy the bleeding has stopped. More...

2012 Preview: October

2012 continues its downward path. After a record-breaking spring, thanks to The Hunger Games, and a record-breaking start to the summer, thanks to The Avengers, the box office hasn't been able to maintain any real momentum. For most of the month, September was no better than August and now the year-over-year gains are just a little more than inflation. October will need to improve or 2012 will be in real trouble. Unfortunately, that might be tough. There's not a single film coming out in October that looks like it will be a guaranteed $100 million hit and there are only two films with a realistic chance, Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. (There's also Cloud Atlas, which is a wild card. That movie could bomb or be the biggest hit of the month and I wouldn't be surprised either way.) There is a chance all three will get to the century mark, but there's a better chance none of them will. Last October, two films cracked $100 million: Paranormal Activity 3 and Puss in Boots, with the latter nearly reaching $150 million. I don't see any film coming close to matching that figure. On the other hand, last year there were six films that one could accurately describe as bombs. So while 2012 is weaker at the top, it could have better depth than 2011 did. Let's hope so, because we can't afford more bad news. More...

IMAX: Resident Good on IMAX

Resident Evil: Retribution opened with $6.1 million on IMAX worldwide, including $3 million domestically. This is a good result, but not a great result. As for a great result, it was announced that The Dark Knight Rises surpassed $100 million worldwide on IMAX screens. Up next for the super large format is Frankenweenie on the first weekend in October. It's stop-motion animation, so I don't think it will be a monster hit, but it should do rather well. More...

IMAX: John Carter Leaps Higher on IMAX

John Carter had a poor start in theaters, but its IMAX numbers were strong by comparison. Out of the $30.18 million it earned domestically, approximately $5.0 million came on 289 IMAX screens. It added approximately $4.5 million on 194 IMAX screens on the international scene. Additionally, with openings in Japan, China and other markets still ahead, it still has a lot of box office potential. Granted, this isn't enough to break even, but at least it was a hit in one regard. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/05 5 $3,324,779   3,005 $1,106   $3,324,779 1
2012/10/06 5 $4,562,041 +37% 3,005 $1,518   $7,886,820 2
2012/10/07 4 $3,525,393 -23% 3,005 $1,173   $11,412,213 3
2012/10/08 5 $1,662,450 -53% 3,005 $553   $13,074,663 4
2012/10/09 5 $757,380 -54% 3,005 $252   $13,832,043 5
2012/10/10 5 $590,395 -22% 3,005 $196   $14,422,438 6
2012/10/11 5 $598,230 +1% 3,005 $199   $15,020,668 7
2012/10/12 8 $1,801,916 +201% 3,005 $600   $16,822,584 8
2012/10/13 7 $3,093,876 +72% 3,005 $1,030   $19,916,460 9
2012/10/14 7 $2,158,542 -30% 3,005 $718   $22,075,002 10
2012/10/15 8 $453,888 -79% 3,005 $151   $22,528,890 11
2012/10/16 8 $475,800 +5% 3,005 $158   $23,004,690 12
2012/10/17 8 $419,377 -12% 3,005 $140   $23,424,067 13
2012/10/18 8 $485,354 +16% 3,005 $162   $23,909,421 14
2012/10/19 10 $1,161,701 +139% 2,362 $492   $25,071,122 15
2012/10/20 9 $1,902,477 +64% 2,362 $805   $26,973,599 16
2012/10/21 9 $1,265,180 -33% 2,362 $536   $28,238,779 17
2012/10/22 11 $267,945 -79% 2,362 $113   $28,506,724 18
2012/10/23 11 $299,508 +12% 2,362 $127   $28,806,232 19
2012/10/24 11 $251,212 -16% 2,362 $106   $29,057,444 20
2012/10/25 11 $284,963 +13% 2,362 $121   $29,342,407 21
2012/10/26 14 $607,569 +113% 1,738 $350   $29,949,976 22
2012/10/27 - $1,044,356 +72% 1,738 $601   $30,994,332 23
2012/10/28 12 $804,425 -23% 1,738 $463   $31,798,757 24

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/05 5 $11,412,213   3,005 $3,798   $11,412,213 3
2012/10/12 7 $7,054,334 -38% 3,005 $2,348   $22,075,002 10
2012/10/19 9 $4,329,358 -39% 2,362 $1,833   $28,238,779 17
2012/10/26 12 $2,456,350 -43% 1,738 $1,413   $31,798,757 24
2012/11/02 18 $766,080 -69% 857 $894   $33,339,919 31
2012/11/09 23 $266,872 -65% 381 $700   $33,821,472 38
2012/11/16 29 $116,091 -56% 177 $656   $34,055,348 45
2012/11/23 27 $112,788 -3% 122 $924   $34,238,127 52
2012/11/30 35 $57,056 -49% 100 $571   $34,317,649 59
2012/12/07 47 $32,947 -42% 75 $439   $34,368,379 66
2012/12/14 51 $24,126 -27% 56 $431   $34,403,191 73
2012/12/21 33 $69,592 +188% 178 $391   $34,485,378 80
2013/01/04 33 $114,779   144 $797   $34,933,733 94
2013/01/11 36 $85,534 -25% 127 $673   $35,053,124 101
2013/01/25 44 $49,613   84 $591   $35,233,315 115
2013/02/01 55 $24,281 -51% 59 $412   $35,267,025 122
2013/02/08 66 $6,727 -72% 20 $336   $35,280,418 129
2013/02/15 81 $1,125 -83% 3 $375   $35,283,192 136
2013/02/22 75 $3,747 +233% 3 $1,249   $35,287,788 143

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/13/20132304,705 304,705$6,064,361$6,064,3611
1/20/20134119,779-61% 424,484$2,724,781$8,789,1412
1/27/2013880,749-33% 505,233$1,851,728$10,640,8693
2/3/20131742,961-47% 548,194$920,594$11,561,4634
2/10/20132034,346-20% 582,540$734,482$12,295,9465
2/17/20132925,764-25% 608,304$559,829$12,855,7746
2/24/20132920,784-19% 629,088$451,285$13,307,0597

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/13/20132139,870 139,870$4,061,831$4,061,8311
1/20/2013243,279-69% 183,149$1,514,327$5,576,1582
1/27/2013521,335-51% 204,484$746,498$6,322,6563
2/3/20131614,561-32% 219,045$442,350$6,765,0064

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Frankenweenie HD Trailer