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Ghost Town (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,252,641Details
International Box Office $16,590,604
Worldwide Box Office $29,843,245
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,531,279 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,531,279
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
86% - Certified Fresh
Audience
60% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 19th, 2008 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: December 28th, 2008 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references.
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Keywords: Hauntings, Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,758 $98,827 Nov 7, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,032 $40,901 Oct 31, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,944 $81,111 Oct 24, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,673 $207,491 Oct 17, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,564 $502,402 Oct 10, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,245 $1,469,919 Oct 3, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,054 $2,930,904 Sep 26, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,938 $5,012,315 Sep 19, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,927 1,505 Sep 19, 2008 3

Cast

   Bertram Pincus
Greg Kinnear    Frank Herlihy
Tea Leoni    Gwen
Dana Ivey    Marjorie
Aasif Mandvi    Dr. Prashar
Kristen Wiig   
Billy Campbell   
Alan Ruck   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD Sales - Eye Sees Its Way to the Top

January 13th, 2009

There were a handful of new releases on the first sales chart of the year, including Eagle Eye, which led the way with 1.39 million units during the week. Adding in previous sales, the film has sold 1.58 million units and generated $34.29 million in consumer retail spending. More...

DVD Rentals - New Releases Nearly Invisible

January 13th, 2009

There was not a single new release to chart this week on the rental side of the home market. At least not an entirely new release. Eagle Eye led the way, but it placed fourth during its early release last week. More...

DVD Rentals - Burn, Baby, Burn

January 7th, 2009

This week on the rental charts we have late releases from the week of the 16th, all the releases from the week of the 23rd, and early releases from the 30th. The number on rental for the week was Burn After Reading, which generated about a sixth more revenue than second place Death Race. More...

Contest - Two Brides Go To War

January 2nd, 2009

Next week the first new releases of 2009 hit the theaters, and it looks like Bride Wars will be the only saturation level release, which makes it the perfect choice as the latest target film in our ongoing box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Bride Wars. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win Ghost Town on DVD, as well as Affinity on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win Ghost Town on DVD, as well as Pulse 3 on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD Releases for December 30, 2008 - Part II

December 29th, 2008

This week is a mess because we are dealing with DVDs released on the 26th, the 27th, and the 30th. Additionally, we are dealing with the latest two waves of Paramount Blu-rays, so there are a lot of spotlight reviews this week. (Although when it comes to those particular Blu-rays, I have previously reviewed nearly half of them previously, and I have seen more than half of the rest, so it was easy to review.) It was so easy, in fact, I was able to get a couple reviews done in advance, which lead to a record number of spotlight reviews. There are more spotlight reviews this week than the previous four weeks combined. Needless to say, the column had to be split into two, with the second part found here. As for the best of the best, Serenity - Blu-ray easily won the DVD Pick of the Week, while Duckman - Season Three and Four is the DVD Pick of Next Week. Also worth grabbing are Event Horizon on Blu-ray, Ghost Town on either DVD or Blu-ray, Greek - Chapter Two, and The Truman Show on Blu-ray More...

DVD Releases for December 30, 2008 - Part I

December 29th, 2008

This week is a mess because we are dealing with DVDs released on the 26th, the 27th, and the 30th. Additionally, we are dealing with the latest two waves of Paramount Blu-rays, so there are a lot of spotlight reviews this week. (Although when it comes to those particular Blu-rays, I have previously reviewed nearly half of them previously, and I have seen more than half of the rest, so it was easy to review.) It was so easy, in fact, I was able to get a couple reviews done in advance, which lead to a record number of spotlight reviews. There are more spotlight reviews this week than the previous four weeks combined. Needless to say, the column had to be split into two, with the second part found here. As for the best of the best, Serenity - Blu-ray easily won the DVD Pick of the Week, while Duckman - Season Three and Four is the DVD Pick of Next Week. Also worth grabbing are Event Horizon on Blu-ray, Ghost Town on either DVD or Blu-ray, Greek - Chapter Two, and The Truman Show on Blu-ray More...

International Details - High School Graduates to the Century Mark

November 17th, 2008

High School Musical 3: Senior Year remained in second place with $14.63 million on 4413 screens in 30 markets for a total of $110.38 million internationally. This is more than it will make domestically by the end of its run, and at this pace hitting $200 million worldwide will not be an issue, as it has openings in Russia, Australia, and Japan still to go. Its biggest market of the weekend was Italy where it made $2.60 million on 487 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.02 million. Meanwhile, its biggest market overall was the U.K. with $31.44 million, including $2.39 million on 470 screens over the past weekend. More...

International Details - Number One is Number Six

November 3rd, 2008

Public Enemy Number One Part 1 opened in first place in France with $5.66 million on 489 screens. Adding in a couple of smaller markets and it pulled in $5.80 million on 527 screens in 3 markets over the weekend, landing in sixth place internationally. More...

Box Office Soars Like Some Kind of Bird

September 30th, 2008

It was a relatively predictable weekend at the box office with four of the top five films matching expectations, more or less. There was only one film on Thursday's column that beat expectations by a serious degree, and it was matched by another film that missed expectations by nearly the same margin. Overall the box office just climbed above nine digits, hitting $101 million over the weekend. This was 14% more than last weekend and 11% more than the same weekend last year. 2008 is still behind 2007, but by less than 1% at $7.11 billion to $7.15 billion. More...

Weekend Weakness from the Top on Down

September 23rd, 2008

It was not a good weekend at the box office with just one of the four new releases beating expectations, and even then it was by just a rounding error. Overall box office receipts were $88 million over the weekend, which was down 13% from last week. More importantly, it was down 9% from the same weekend last year, which was not expected. Year-to-date, 2008 is still behind 2007, but at a margin of just $6.98 billion to $7.04 billion, and a strong fall and holiday box office would be enough to catch up. More...

Weekend Estimates: Lakeview Terrace High Point in Ordinary Weekend

September 21st, 2008

The Fall Season is very much in full swing now. Three of the four new releases opened with less than $10 million, and total ticket sales look headed for less than $100 million. The one bright spot was Lakeview Terrace, which opened with a decent $15.6 million, according to Sony's Sunday estimate. Burn After Reading fell 40% in its second week to finish in second place with $11.3 million. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of September 19, 2008

September 21st, 2008

After the Oscars are handed out, the opening of The Duchess this weekend might be seen as the unofficial opening of Awards Season. However, regardless of how many awards the movie wins, its Official Site was able to take home the Weekly Website Awards, and I'm sure that will make someone very proud. That is if anyone involved in the movie ever hears about the award. More...

Will Fall Continue to Rise?

September 18th, 2008

Another week, another four wide releases... well, three and a half, as one of them is opening in fewer than 2,000 theaters, which is normally the level I consider truly wide versus semi-wide. It is unlikely that this week's crop of new releases will be as strong as last week's, and while the top of the chart won't live up to the level earned by last year's victor, Resident Evil: Extinction, the overall box office should still show some growth. More...

2008 Preview: September

September 1st, 2008

A pretty bland month with no wide release that look likely to surprise, either becoming a potential $100 million hit, or bombing so bad that they fail even to reach $10 million. The latter is a lot more likely, however, with a number of films that have serious obstacles to overcome, and it is very unlikely all of them will avoid bombing. On the other end of the scale, there are no films that have a legitimate shot at $100 million, while The top film of the month could make less than $70 million. More...

Cast Updates - August 28, 2008

August 28th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for City of Ember, Flash of Genius, Toy Story 3, and more! More...

Cast Updates - August 23, 2008

August 23rd, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Extract, Gnomeo and Juliet, My Life in Ruins, and more! More...

Cast Updates - August 7, 2008

August 7th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Edge of Darkness, Inglorious Bastards, Rachel Getting Married, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - May 18, 2008

May 18th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Igor, Soul Men, Hotel for Dogs and more! More...

Cast Updates - February 28, 2008

February 28th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Driving Lessons, Night at the Museum 2, Shutter Island, and more! More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/19 8 $5,012,315   1,505 $3,330   $5,012,315 3
2008/09/26 11 $2,930,904 -42% 1,512 $1,938   $9,221,951 10
2008/10/03 18 $1,469,919 -50% 1,456 $1,010   $11,526,769 17
2008/10/10 20 $502,402 -66% 575 $874   $12,500,221 24
2008/10/17 26 $207,491 -59% 252 $823   $12,888,414 31
2008/10/24 40 $81,111 -61% 125 $649   $13,032,087 38
2008/10/31 48 $40,901 -50% 61 $671   $13,098,404 45
2008/11/07 37 $98,827 +142% 170 $581   $13,214,030 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/19 8 $1,529,165   1,505 $1,016   $1,529,165 1
2008/09/20 7 $2,274,735 +49% 1,505 $1,511   $3,803,900 2
2008/09/21 8 $1,208,415 -47% 1,505 $803   $5,012,315 3
2008/09/22 7 $320,469 -73% 1,505 $213   $5,332,784 4
2008/09/23 7 $355,558 +11% 1,505 $236   $5,688,342 5
2008/09/24 7 $308,530 -13% 1,505 $205   $5,996,872 6
2008/09/25 7 $294,175 -5% 1,505 $195   $6,291,047 7
2008/09/26 - $764,250 +160% 1,512 $505   $7,055,297 8
2008/09/27 11 $1,454,090 +90% 1,512 $962   $8,509,387 9
2008/09/28 11 $712,564 -51% 1,512 $471   $9,221,951 10
2008/09/29 - $193,036 -73% 1,512 $128   $9,414,987 11
2008/09/30 11 $265,370 +37% 1,512 $176   $9,680,357 12
2008/10/01 11 $210,304 -21% 1,512 $139   $9,890,661 13
2008/10/02 12 $166,189 -21% 1,512 $110   $10,056,850 14
2008/10/03 - $448,501 +170% 1,456 $308   $10,505,351 15
2008/10/04 - $678,207 +51% 1,456 $466   $11,183,558 16
2008/10/05 - $343,211 -49% 1,456 $236   $11,526,769 17
2008/10/06 - $102,723 -70% 1,456 $71   $11,629,492 18
2008/10/07 - $115,345 +12% 1,456 $79   $11,744,837 19
2008/10/08 - $122,766 +6% 1,456 $84   $11,867,603 20
2008/10/09 - $130,216 +6% 1,456 $89   $11,997,819 21
2008/10/10 - $155,218 +19% 575 $270   $12,153,037 22
2008/10/11 - $224,403 +45% 575 $390   $12,377,440 23
2008/10/12 - $122,781 -45% 575 $214   $12,500,221 24
2008/10/13 - $66,057 -46% 575 $115   $12,566,278 25
2008/10/14 - $37,342 -43% 575 $65   $12,603,620 26
2008/10/15 - $34,544 -7% 575 $60   $12,638,164 27
2008/10/16 - $42,759 +24% 575 $74   $12,680,923 28
2008/10/17 - $73,853 +73% 252 $293   $12,754,776 29
2008/10/18 - $95,049 +29% 252 $377   $12,849,825 30
2008/10/19 - $38,589 -59% 252 $153   $12,888,414 31
2008/10/20 - $14,576 -62% 252 $58   $12,902,990 32
2008/10/21 - $16,519 +13% 252 $66   $12,919,509 33
2008/10/22 - $14,927 -10% 252 $59   $12,934,436 34
2008/10/23 - $16,540 +11% 252 $66   $12,950,976 35
2008/10/24 - $29,129 +76% 125 $233   $12,980,105 36
2008/10/25 - $35,961 +23% 125 $288   $13,016,066 37
2008/10/26 - $16,021 -55% 125 $128   $13,032,087 38
2008/10/27 - $6,379 -60% 125 $51   $13,038,466 39
2008/10/28 - $6,835 +7% 125 $55   $13,045,301 40
2008/10/29 - $5,692 -17% 125 $46   $13,050,993 41
2008/10/30 - $6,510 +14% 125 $52   $13,057,503 42
2008/10/31 - $9,987 +53% 61 $164   $13,067,490 43
2008/11/01 - $21,586 +116% 61 $354   $13,089,076 44
2008/11/02 - $9,328 -57% 61 $153   $13,098,404 45
2008/11/03 - $4,051 -57% 61 $66   $13,102,455 46
2008/11/04 - $4,226 +4% 61 $69   $13,106,681 47
2008/11/05 - $4,352 +3% 61 $71   $13,111,033 48
2008/11/06 - $4,170 -4% 61 $68   $13,115,203 49
2008/11/07 - $31,774 +662% 170 $187   $13,146,977 50
2008/11/08 - $45,387 +43% 170 $267   $13,192,364 51
2008/11/09 - $21,666 -52% 170 $127   $13,214,030 52
2008/11/10 - $9,967 -54% 170 $59   $13,223,997 53
2008/11/11 - $13,633 +37% 170 $80   $13,237,630 54
2008/11/12 - $7,499 -45% 170 $44   $13,245,129 55
2008/11/13 - $7,512 n/c 170 $44   $13,252,641 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/19 8 $6,291,047   1,505 $4,180   $6,291,047 7
2008/09/26 11 $3,765,803 -40% 1,512 $2,491   $10,056,850 14
2008/10/03 19 $1,940,969 -48% 1,456 $1,333   $11,997,819 21
2008/10/10 23 $683,104 -65% 575 $1,188   $12,680,923 28
2008/10/17 27 $270,053 -60% 252 $1,072   $12,950,976 35
2008/10/24 43 $106,527 -61% 125 $852   $13,057,503 42
2008/10/31 52 $57,700 -46% 61 $946   $13,115,203 49
2008/11/07 40 $137,438 +138% 170 $808   $13,252,641 56

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/4/200919117,213 117,213$2,343,088$2,343,0882
1/11/20092269,992-40% 187,205$1,399,140$3,742,2283

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