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Gake no ue no Ponyo (2009)

Gake no ue no Ponyo poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,090,399Details
International Box Office $190,222,267
Worldwide Box Office $205,312,666
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $26,167,147 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,413,245 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $30,580,392
Further financial details...

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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
92% - Certified Fresh
83% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$34,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 14th, 2009 (Wide) by Walt Disney, released as Ponyo
Video Release: March 2nd, 2010 by Disney Presents Studio Ghibli, released as Ponyo
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 101 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Hand Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Studio Ghibli, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu Inc., Hakuhoda, Walt Disney Japan


   Ponyo (English Language Version)
Betty White    (English Language Version)
Lily Tomlin    (English Language Version)
Liam Neeson    (English Language Version)
Cloris Leachman    (English Language Version)
Frankie Jonas    Sosuke (English Language Version)
Tina Fey    (English Language Version)
Matt Damon    (English Language Version)
Cate Blanchett    (English Language Version)
Bob Bergen    Additonal Voices (English Version)

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Toshio Suzuki
Executive Producer    Koji Hoshino
Screenwriter    Hayao Miyazaki
Editor    Takeshi Seyama
Composer    Joe Hisaishi
Animation Supervisor    Katsuya Kondo
Background    Noboro Yoshida
Color Designer    Michiyo Yasuda
Director - English Dub   
Director - English Dub   
Director - English Dub   
English Script Writer    Melissa Mathison
Producer - English Dub    Frank Marshall
Producer - English Dub    Hayao Miyazaki
Producer - English Dub    John Lasseter
Producer - English Dub    Steve Alpert
Producer - English Dub    Kathleen Kennedy

DVD Sales: 2012 Isn't a Disaster on the Home Market

March 28th, 2010

New releases were able to dominate the sales chart this week in a way they were not able to last week. The best of the best was 2012, which sold 1.59 million units and generated $26.09 million in opening week sales. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 2nd, 2010

March 2nd, 2010

The first of the fall season mega-hits comes out this week with the release of 2012. However, while that movie is getting a major release on DVD and Blu-ray, the film itself is only worth a rental. The best of this week's releases is Ponyo and its Blu-ray / DVD Combo is worthy of the Pick of the Week honor. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Ponyo

March 1st, 2010

Ponyo is the latest from writer / director / animator Hayao Miyazaki, who previously made the Oscar-nominated Howl's Moving Castle, as well as the Oscar-winning Spirited Away. (Not to mention Princess Mononoke, which many believe would have won had the Best Animated Feature category been around back then.) This sets up huge expectations for the film, expectations that might be impossible to match. Can it survive on its own merits? More...

Basterds are the Pride of the Charts

August 24th, 2009

Overall the box office was weaker than expected this weekend with only one of four releases meeting expectations, while the holdovers were not able to completely compensate. This led a 10.5% drop-off in ticket sales from last weekend; however, the $127 million total box office take is still 20% higher than the same weekend last year. 2009 stretched its year-to-date lead over 2008 to 6.9%, earning $7.06 billion to $6.60 billion so far. More...

Nine Helps '09 Strive to Become Number One

August 18th, 2009

Nine was the lucky number over the weekend as District 9 topped the charts with better than expected results. Also, nine of the ten film talked about in Thursday's column met or exceeded expectations. This helped the box office bring in $142 million overall, which was only 3% lower than last weekend. More importantly, it was 14% higher than the same weekend last year, which was much better than expected. Year-to-date, 2009 has earned $6.86 billion in total revenue, which is 6.6% higher than last year's pace. More...

Weekend Estimates: District 9 Tops Predictions with Big Opening Weekend

August 16th, 2009

District 9 showed that quality is still worth something at the box office this weekend by topping most predictions to score a healthy $37 million opening, according to Sony's estimate released on Sunday morning. While that's some way behind the $54.7 million earned by G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra last weekend, it was made in almost 1,000 theaters, and at a much lower cost to the studio. Profitability for the movie seems assured. More...

Nine Aiming at Number One

August 14th, 2009

As summer slows down, the number of new releases speeds up. This week we have five films with a shot at reaching the top ten, but only three of those are opening truly wide, and only one is a saturation-level release. It's hard to say if this week is much stronger or weaker than last year, but it should be close. More...

Trailers for Movies Opening August 14, 2009

August 13th, 2009

2009 Preview: August

August 1st, 2009

July was a mixed month with several of the big hits failing to live up to great expectations, while still being big hits. There were no surprise hits, but no outright bombs either. No outright bombs is what the industry is hoping for August, but that seems less likely. We could see a monster hit opening on the first week, but that potential hit, G.I.Joe, could also be a monster bomb. There is at least one movie opening each week that I'm personally interested in, although for the most part it is not the widest release of the week that piques my interest. More...

International Details - Blame it On Rio

May 3rd, 2009

OSS 117: Rio Ne Repond Plus slipped a spot to sixth with $4.74 million on 642 screens in 3 markets for a total of $15.15 million. Almost all of this came from France, where it repeated on top with $4.03 million on 602 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.83 million after two. More...

International Details - Japan Rising Sun on International Chart

April 26th, 2009

Japan was a major player on the international charts this past weekend, placing three films in the top 30, and helping a couple others as well. Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser placed first in its native market, and sixth internationally, with $6.00 million on 341 screens. More...

International Details - Unknown Success

April 19th, 2009

Knowing was able to sneak into third place, despite earlier reports to the contrary. Over the past weekend it earned $13.35 million on 2943 screens in 24 markets for a total of $47.80 million. The film opened in a number of smaller markets, but most of the growth came from two major markets: Germany and Spain. In the former it made $1.47 million on 440 screens, while in the latter it made a more impressive $2.35 million on 330 screens over the weekend for a total of $3.11 million. As far as holdovers are concerned, the film held steady in France down just 16% to $3.06 million on 348 screens, but that was for the full week. After two weeks the film now has $6.72 million in that market. More...

International Details - The One tops $10 Million

December 28th, 2008

It turns out studio estimates were highly accurate, and the only real change from Wednesday's column involves a surprise $10 million film. If You Are The One opened in first place in China and fourth place internationally with $11.68 million on 1010 screens. More...

International Details - Mummy Still Rules

September 28th, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor fell more than 50% this past weekend down to $4.24 million on 2905 screens in 46 markets for a total of $276.19 million internationally. It had no major market openings this past weekend, but added $1.36 million on 361 screens during its second weekend in Australia for a total of $5.13 million. More...

International Details - Journey on the International Box Office

September 21st, 2008

Journey To The Centre of the Earth opened in first place in Australia by a huge margin with $2.87 million on 362 screens, more than four times its nearest competitor. Overall the film made $6.41 million on 1417 screens in 27 markets for a total of $57.65 million, with a few smaller openings from now till its debut in Japan at the end of October. More...

International Details - Wanted Still in Demand

September 14th, 2008

Wanted failed to reach first place during its opening in Germany, but still rose dramatically earning sixth internationally with $6.13 million on 1590 screens in 29 markets for a total of $147.68 million. In Germany is finished in second place behind The Dark Knight's third weekend of release earning $3.18 million on 444 screens, which is still impressive. Next up is Spain this weekend, while it opens wide in Japan next weekend and China early in October. More...

International Details - Zohan Messes with the International Box Office

September 7th, 2008

You Don't Mess With The Zohan slipped out of the top five with $7.96 million on 2296 screens in 33 markets for a total of $69.53 million internationally, which is more than Adam Sandler's previous film made in total internationally. This week the film opened in France landing in 10th place with just $816,000, but it was playing on just 171 screens. On the other hand, it added $1.66 million on 335 screens in Spain for a two-week total of $6.45 million. More...

International Details - Hell Pulls in the Gold

August 31st, 2008

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army returned to the international chart in sixth place with $7.20 million on 828 screens in 14 markets for a total of $32.93 million. Of that weekend haul, $5.45 million was earned on 464 screens in the U.K., where it topped the charts this past weekend. Compared to the original, this film has made more domestically and more worldwide, while it is nearing its international total with openings in Australia, Spain, Brazil, Germany, France, and other markets left ahead of it. More...

International Details - Cliff Strong Overseas

August 24th, 2008

Ponyo on the Cliff is locked in first place in Japan growing by 13% to $7.75 million on 481 screens over the weekend for a total of $90.47 million at the end of last weekend, and it is likely that it has hit $100 million in the meantime. More...

International Details - Panda Leads the Back of the Pack

August 17th, 2008

Kung Fu Panda slipped to sixth place with $9.34 million on 4736 screens in 47 markets for a total of $349.69 million internationally. The film is starting to shed theaters and markets at an accelerated pace, however, it still has openings in Italy and other smaller markets ahead of it, while it could reach $400 million internationally and $600 million worldwide before the end of its run. (The latter it a lot easier than the former.) More...

International Details - Another Milestone for Hancock

August 10th, 2008

Hancock fell from second to sixth with $12.03 million on 5425 screens in 68 markets, however, it still reached $300 million internationally since last week and now has a running tally of $319.43 million. Its best market of the weekend was Spain where it added $1.92 million on 567 screens over the weekend for a total of $20.56 million after two. Meanwhile, its best market overall remains the U.K. where it has $47.09 million after a month of release, including $900,000 on 318 screens this past weekend. With Japan and Italy still ahead, the film should become Will Smith's second $600 million movie, but it will end well back of Independence Day. More...

International Details - Milestone Weekend

August 3rd, 2008

Hancock fell 56% to $20.22 million on 7516 screens in 70 markets, however, that was still enough for second place on the international chart this week, and lifted its totals to $295.58 million internationally and $502.06 million worldwide, reaching a major milestone. The film's best market of the week was Spain where it remained in first place with $3.98 million on 575 screens for a total of $16.86 million. It is also performing well in Germany where it held on to second place with $1.70 million on 755 screens over the weekend and $33.62 million after four. However, it is starting to slip in the U.K. falling to fifth place with $1.40 million on 400 screens, but its total of $45.15 million in that market is still fantastic. Hancock likely hit $300 million early last week, and it has yet to open in Japan and Italy. More...

International Details - Panda Continues to Perform

July 27th, 2008

For the third week in a row, Kung Fu Panda performed excellently on the international scene, but was not on par with the top of the chart. Over the previous weekend, the film finished in third place with $29.02 million on 4460 screens in 51 screens for a total of $273.20 million. This week the film opened three of the four Scandinavian markets including Denmark where it opened in first place with $1.10 million on 87 screens over the weekend and $1.23 million in total. Meanwhile, the film only managed third in Norway with $834,000 on 105 screens over the weekend and $1.2 million in total and it managed third place in Sweden with $689,000 on 149 screens and $840,000 in total. Additionally, the film made $3.02 million on 466 screens over the weekend for a total of $27.57 million after three weeks. Next up for the film is Japan this weekend while it opens in Italy at the end of the month. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/08/14 9 $1,174,539   927 $1,267   $1,174,539 1
2009/08/15 9 $1,320,192 +12% 927 $1,424   $2,494,731 2
2009/08/16 9 $1,091,121 -17% 927 $1,177   $3,585,852 3
2009/08/17 9 $559,321 -49% 927 $603   $4,145,173 4
2009/08/18 9 $566,788 +1% 927 $611   $4,711,961 5
2009/08/19 9 $521,182 -8% 927 $562   $5,233,143 6
2009/08/20 9 $477,728 -8% 927 $515   $5,710,871 7
2009/08/21 13 $706,651 +48% 927 $762   $6,417,522 8
2009/08/22 12 $994,779 +41% 927 $1,073   $7,412,301 9
2009/08/23 10 $724,214 -27% 927 $781   $8,136,515 10
2009/08/24 13 $262,779 -64% 927 $283   $8,399,294 11
2009/08/25 13 $256,437 -2% 927 $277   $8,655,731 12
2009/08/26 13 $254,130 -1% 927 $274   $8,909,861 13
2009/08/27 13 $235,474 -7% 927 $254   $9,145,335 14
2009/08/28 15 $487,189 +107% 880 $554   $9,632,524 15
2009/08/29 13 $859,649 +76% 880 $977   $10,492,173 16
2009/08/30 12 $541,083 -37% 880 $615   $11,033,256 17
2009/09/04 - $281,530   890 $316   $11,931,051 22
2009/09/05 - $517,413 +84% 890 $581   $12,448,464 23
2009/09/06 - $509,469 -2% 890 $572   $12,957,933 24
2009/09/07 14 $561,090 +10% 890 $630   $13,519,023 25

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/08/14 9 $3,585,852   927 $3,868   $3,585,852 3
2009/08/21 12 $2,425,644 -32% 927 $2,617   $8,136,515 10
2009/08/28 13 $1,887,921 -22% 880 $2,145   $11,033,256 17
2009/09/04 16 $1,308,412 -31% 890 $1,470   $12,957,933 24
2009/09/11 21 $628,347 -52% 589 $1,067   $14,333,967 31
2009/09/18 34 $188,536 -70% 329 $573   $14,656,787 38
2009/09/25 42 $108,574 -42% 39 $2,784   $14,816,643 45
2009/10/02 55 $50,688 -53% 117 $433   $14,904,706 52
2009/10/09 59 $33,642 -34% 84 $401   $14,959,481 59
2009/10/16 70 $16,054 -52% 45 $357   $14,995,891 66
2009/10/23 52 $43,949 +174% 103 $427   $15,050,041 73
2009/10/30 65 $19,418 -56% 65 $299   $15,081,783 80

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/7/20103211,624 211,624$4,162,644$4,162,6441
3/14/201010107,564-49% 319,188$1,935,076$6,097,7202
3/21/20102454,124-50% 373,312$973,691$7,071,4113
3/28/20102346,720-14% 420,032$840,493$7,911,9044
4/4/20101596,466+106% 516,498$1,349,559$9,261,4635
4/11/20102034,851-64% 551,349$487,565$9,749,0296
4/18/20102928,220-19% 579,569$394,798$10,143,8277
4/25/20103019,835-30% 599,404$277,492$10,421,3188
5/2/20102714,902-25% 614,306$208,479$10,629,7979
5/16/20103014,773 644,407$206,674$11,050,91011
5/19/20132717,857 1,177,306$339,462$20,755,704168

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/7/2010364,268 64,268$1,606,055$1,606,0551
3/14/20101017,191-73% 81,459$429,600$2,035,6552

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