Goal! The Dream Begins

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,283,255Details
International Box Office $23,327,618
Worldwide Box Office $27,610,873
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,574,388 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $12,574,388
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

As an underprivileged Mexican-American immigrant growing up in a poor section of Los Angeles, Santiago seemed destined to follow his father's path in life: laboring at menial jobs to earn just enough money to support his family. A naturally gifted athlete, his amazing talent on the soccer field seemed wasted in recreation league games while he could only dream of playing on the world stage of professional soccer. But when a British scout discovers his talent and gets him a tryout with one of Englandís premier soccer clubs, Newcastle United, Santiago must choose between his father's fate and his own destiny. Now alone in a world where soccer is a religion and players are gods, this underdog must prove that he's got the talent and determination to make it amongst the best in the world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
44% - Rotten
Audience
78% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$33,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 12th, 2006 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: September 12th, 2006 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for language, sexual situations, and some thematic material including partying (after editing, originally rated PG-13)
Franchise: Goal
Keywords: Soccer
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Milkshake Films, Touchstone Pictures

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/05/12 9 $667,124   1,007 $662   $667,124 1
2006/05/13 - $690,907 +4% 1,007 $686   $1,358,031 2
2006/05/14 - $563,807 -18% 1,007 $560   $1,921,838 3
2006/05/29 22 $75,956   178 $427   $3,489,781 18

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/05/12 13 $1,921,838   1,007 $1,908   $1,921,838 3
2006/05/19 13 $673,136 -65% 1,007 $668   $3,017,149 10
2006/05/26 28 $187,246 -72% 178 $1,052   $3,413,825 17
2006/06/02 37 $81,229 -57% 114 $713   $3,616,405 24
2006/06/09 28 $179,611 +121% 82 $2,190   $3,825,191 31
2006/06/16 37 $70,668 -61% 30 $2,356   $3,974,891 38
2006/06/23 39 $50,852 -28% 20 $2,543   $4,053,764 45
2006/06/30 38 $50,355 -1% 12 $4,196   $4,123,891 52
2006/07/07 45 $36,632 -27% 6 $6,105   $4,205,160 59
2006/07/14 66 $15,018 -59% 6 $2,503   $4,232,611 66
2006/07/21 123 $151 -99% 1 $151   $4,238,227 73
2006/07/28 57 $21,237 +13,964% 68 $312   $4,259,593 80
2006/08/04 78 $6,019 -72% 16 $376   $4,280,577 87

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/17/20062155,145 55,145$1,092,974$1,092,9741
9/24/20061885,888+56% 141,033$1,697,147$2,790,1212
10/1/20062933,702-61% 174,735$663,929$3,454,0503

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at research@the-numbers.com.

Cast

Leonardo Guerra    10-Year-Old Santiago
Miriam Colon    Mercedes
Kuno Becker    Santiago Munez
Jorge Gervera    Cesar
Herman Chavas    Referee
Alfredo Rodriguez    Julio
Donald Li    Chinese Restaurant Manager
Kate Tomlinson    Val
Jake Johnson    Tom
Zachary Johnson    Rory
Stephen Dillane    Glen Foy
Sean Pertwee    Barry Rankin
Jonathan Hernandez    Armando
Alessandro Nivola    Gavin Harris
Cassandra Bell    Christian
Rhydian Jones    Sales Person
Marcel Iures    Erik Dornhelm
Christopher Connel    Reporter 1
Peter Michael McGowan    Reporter 2
Andy Hawthorne    Immigration Offical 1
Michael Gunn    Immigration Offical 2
Ashlea Sanderson    Girl
Alex Parkin-Goodchild    Kid 1
Callum Aynsley    Kid 2
Christopher Fairbank    Foghorn
Craig Heaney    Phil
Jack McBride    Walter
Robert Dixon    Bobby Redfern
Anna Friel    Roz Harmison
Kieran O'Brien    Hughie Magowan
Gary Lewis    Mal Braithwaite
Ashley Walters    Carl Francis
Kevin Knapman    Jamie Drew
Lee Ross    Bluto
Stephen Graham    Des
Andy Kidd    Bouncer
Al Shearer    Himself
Emma Field Rayner    Lorraine
Martin Tyler    Himself
Brian Lonsdale    Fan
Glynis Brooks    Cleaner 1
Maxine Evans    Cleaner 2
Taylor Blondell    Sister
Daniel Maier    Patient
Frances Barber    Carol
Madeline Moffat    Woman in Tower
Louis Lennie    Teenager
Baden Burns    Teenager
Nicholas Lumley    Taxi Dispatcher
Mike Elliott    Gordon
Louise Franklin    Drunk Girl
Leslie Randall    Mr. Ives
Bryan Johnson    Gerodie Fan
Greg Ellis    Fan 2
Sven-Goran Eriksson    Himself
David Beckham    Himself
Raul Gonzalez Blanco    Himself
Zinedine Zidane    Himself
Shivani Ghai    Ground Attendant

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Danny Cannon
Screenwriter    Dick Clement
Screenwriter    Ian La Frenais
Screenwriter    Mike Jefferies
Screenwriter    Adrian Butchart
Story Creator    Mike Jefferies
Story Creator    Adrian Butchart
Producer    Mark Huffam
Producer    Matt Barrelle
Producer    Mike Jefferies
Executive Producer    Lawrence Bender
Executive Producer    Peter Hargitay
Co-Executive Producer    Stuart Ford
Co-Producer    Danny Stepper
Co-Producer    Jo Burn
Director of Photography    Michael Barrett
Production Designer    Laurence Dorman
Editor    Chris Dickens
Costume Designer    Lindsay Pugh
Composer    Graeme Revell
Music Supervisor    Jason Alexander
Casting by    Lucinda Syson
Casting    Elaine Grainger
Unit Production Manager    Jo Burn
First Assistant Director    Chris Newman
Co-Producer    Chris Ouwinga