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The Guardian (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,011,732Details
International Box Office $32,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $87,011,732
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $54,197,634 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $54,197,634
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Legendary Rescue Swimmer Ben Randall becomes the sole survivor of a deadly crash at the height of a massive storm. In the wake of the accident, he is sent against his will to teach at "A" School - the elite training program that turns arrogant young recruits into the best and bravest of Rescue Swimmers. Reeling with grief and regret, Ben throws himself into teaching the only way he knows how, turning the entire program upside down with his unconventional, out-of-the-box training methods. But Ben understands exactly what's at stake - he knows that his students will one day have to make tough decisions between who dies and who lives. When he knocks heads with the cocky swimming champ, Jake Fischer, Ben sees someone with what it takes to be the best of the best - if only he can combine his raw talent with the heart and dedication necessary and avoid the mistakes that Ben himself has made. Heading out on his first treacherous mission to the fierce, turbulent waters of Alaska's Bering Sea, Jake will have to put all that he’s learned into action as he discovers just what it means to truly risk everything.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
37% - Rotten
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 29th, 2006 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: January 23rd, 2007 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action/peril, brief strong language and some sensuality
Running Time: 139 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Contrafilm, Firm Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,516 $51,157 Dec 29, 2006 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,086 $25,491 Dec 22, 2006 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,944 $53,822 Dec 15, 2006 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,776 $97,252 Dec 8, 2006 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,669 $150,397 Dec 1, 2006 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,557 $232,292 Nov 24, 2006 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,930 $225,367 Nov 17, 2006 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,320 $784,487 Nov 10, 2006 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,187 $1,634,107 Nov 3, 2006 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,201 $50,647,812 Oct 27, 2006 35
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,299 $2,376,416 Oct 27, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,300 $3,649,384 Oct 20, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,197 $5,866,998 Oct 13, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,110 $9,568,092 Oct 6, 2006 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 969 $18,006,064 Sep 29, 2006 3
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 57 $18,006,064 Sep 29, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 517 3,241 Sep 29, 2006 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,336 $7,800,000 Sep 30, 2006 2
Biggest September Day at the Domestic Box Office 93 $7,800,000 Sep 30, 2006 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,585 $5,600,000 Sep 29, 2006 1

Cast

   Ben Randall
   Jake Fischer
Sela Ward    Helen Randall
Melissa Sagemiller    Emily Thomas
Clancy Brown    Capt. William Hadley
Omari Hardwick    Carl Billings
Alex Daniels    Wild Bill
LCDR Daniel J. Molthen USCG    Co-Pilot Wakefield
LT Andrew Schanno USCG    Pilot Mitchell
Adam Pena    Benjamin Reyes
Joe Arquette    Co-Pilot Antunez
PO1 Gary Billgurg USCG    Julian Zankich
PO2 Joshua Mitcheltree USCG    Mitcheltree
Rusty Tennant    Mover #1
James Barnes    Doctor #1
Stephanie Barnes    Doctor #2
CPO Andrea Martynowski USCG    Ops Commander
LT Ron Fien USCG    Wickham
LCDR Nevada Smtih USCG    Co-Pilot Kraus
Jay Bingham    Ops Tech
Keith Sweitzer    Whaley
Shane Walker    Swimmer Nelson
John Heard    Capt. Frank Larson
Neal McDonough    Jack Skinner
MCPO Joseph 'Butch' Flythe USCG    Butch Flythe
PO1 Robert E. Watson USCG    Robert Watson
PO1 John F. Hall USCG    John Hall
Johnell Gainey    Johnell Lewis
CDR Jeff Loftus USCG RET.    Executive Officer
Brian Geraghty    Billy Hodge
Dule Hill    Ken Weatherly
Shelby Fenner    Cate Lindsey
Michael Rady    Nick Zingaro
Peter Gail    Danny Doran
Brian Patrick Wade    Mitch Lyons
Benny Ciaramello    Benny Partida
Travis Willingham    Travis Finnely
PO3 Matt Laub USCG    Matt Stokes
Matthew L. Rucker    Matthew Bunch
Tanica Jamison    Tanica Treadwell
Paul Wallace    Paul Metz
Tilky Jones    Tilky Flint
Megan Melgaard    Megan Hyde
Scott Mueller    Scott Reeves
Jacob Stevens    Jacob Pavich
Austin Lash    Austin Vogel
Mark Gangloff    Mark Colby
Damon Lipari    Damon Bennett
Roger Edwards    Roger Cable
Gregory J. Barnett    Pilot Victim
Kenny G. Krauss    Groom
Gioacchino Brucia    Waiter
J.D. Evermore    Jailer
Bryce Cass    Manny
Richard Davis    Chicago Catz Guitar
James Burton    Chigago Catz Guitar
Tony Brown    Chigago Catz Bass Player
Wayne Stewart    Chicago Catz Drums
Chris 'Hambone' Cameron    Chicago Cats Keyboard Player
Mark Ohlsen    Chicago Catz Trumpet Player
Gene Barge    Chicago Catz Sax Player
Steve Eisen    Chicago Catz Sax Player
Josie Aiello    Chicago Catz Singer
Devin Thompson    Chicago Cats Singer
Tina Treadwell    Chicago Catz Singer
Corrine Degroot    Squid Bar Bartender
Greg Sproles    Huge Navy Guy
Ron Dean    Navy Captain
Brandon Molale    Navy Guy
James Landers    Navy Guy
Austin Kincaid    Navy Guy
Jesse De Villa    Navy Guy
Eric Norris    Navy Guy
Leigh Hennessey    Drowning Woman
Tanner Gill    Husband
Norm Compton    Sea Captain
Donald Fisher    Young Crewman
Tommy Rosales    Yoshio
Vladimir Tevlovski    Tony Snegoff
Yoshio Lizuka    Cargo Crew
Tony Snegoff    Cargo Crew
Henry Kingi Jr.    Cave Victim #1
Dorian Kingi    Cave Victim #2
Deborah Boone    Victim's Aunt
Rozanne A. Brooks    Victim's Mother
Conrad Palmisano    Fishing Boat Captain
Michael James    Fisherman #1
Danny Cosmo Higginbottom    Fisherman #2
Gene Hartline    Fisherman #3
John Rottger    Survivor

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Ron L. Brinerhoff
Producer    Beau Flynn
Producer    Tripp Vinson
Executive Producer    Charlie Lyons
Executive Producer    Peter MacGregor-Scott
Executive Producer    Armyan Bernstein
Executive Producer    Zanne Devine
Director of Photography    Stephen St. John
Production Designer    Maher Ahmad
Editor    Dennis Virkler
Editor    Thomas J. Nordberg
Visual Effects Supervisor    William Mesa
Composer    Trevor Rabin
Casting Director    Randi Hiller
Casting    Sarah Halley Finn
Unit Production Manager    Mark Indig
First Assistant Director    Vincent Lascoumes
Second Assistant Director    Christophe Le Chanu
Associate Producer    Lowell Blank
Additional Music    Paul Linford
Supervising Music Editor    Jeanette Surga

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February 10th, 2007

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February 3rd, 2007

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January 23rd, 2007

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International Details - Saw Sees Better Days

December 11th, 2006

Saw III slipped another spot to sixth with $4.46 million on 1518 screens in 29 markets for an international total of $54.27 million. Its best opening of the weekend came in South Korea where it placed third with $1.08 million on 144 screens, which is the last major opening for the film this year. More...

International Details - Devil Drops Out of Top Five

November 26th, 2006

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International Details - Box Office is Far From Dead

November 19th, 2006

Desu Noto 2, a.k.a., Death Note 2: The Last Name held on strong adding $5.12 million on 397 screens in 2 markets for a two week total of $20.85 million. In Japan the film remained in top spot with $4.66 million on 346 screens for a two week total of $19.34 million. More...

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November 12th, 2006

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November 5th, 2006

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October 26th, 2006

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October 22nd, 2006

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October 10th, 2006

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October 6th, 2006

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October 3rd, 2006

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September 8th, 2006

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/09/29 2 $18,006,064   3,241 $5,556   $18,006,064 3
2006/10/06 5 $9,568,092 -47% 3,241 $2,952   $32,319,809 10
2006/10/13 7 $5,866,998 -39% 3,044 $1,927   $41,132,922 17
2006/10/20 11 $3,649,384 -38% 2,558 $1,427   $46,557,099 24
2006/10/27 11 $2,376,416 -35% 1,973 $1,204   $49,944,702 31
2006/11/03 13 $1,634,107 -31% 1,274 $1,283   $52,281,919 38
2006/11/10 18 $784,487 -52% 626 $1,253   $53,568,333 45
2006/11/17 26 $225,367 -71% 292 $772   $53,996,574 52
2006/11/24 26 $232,292 +3% 332 $700   $54,343,887 59
2006/12/01 24 $150,397 -35% 314 $479   $54,567,828 66
2006/12/08 30 $97,252 -35% 244 $399   $54,718,247 73
2006/12/15 39 $53,822 -45% 168 $320   $54,809,203 80
2006/12/22 43 $25,491 -53% 101 $252   $54,867,317 87
2006/12/29 40 $51,157 +101% 95 $538   $54,968,470 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/09/29 2 $5,600,000   3,241 $1,728   $5,600,000 1
2006/09/30 2 $7,800,000 +39% 3,241 $2,407   $13,400,000 2
2006/10/01 2 $4,599,906 -41% 3,241 $1,419   $18,006,064 3
2006/10/02 2 $1,350,640 -71% 3,241 $417   $19,356,704 4
2006/10/03 1 $1,210,761 -10% 3,241 $374   $20,567,465 5
2006/10/04 1 $1,104,065 -9% 3,241 $341   $21,671,530 6
2006/10/05 1 $1,080,187 -2% 3,241 $333   $22,751,717 7
2006/10/06 5 $2,942,020 +172% 3,241 $908   $25,693,737 8
2006/10/07 5 $4,131,024 +40% 3,241 $1,275   $29,824,761 9
2006/10/08 5 $2,495,048 -40% 3,241 $770   $32,319,809 10
2006/10/09 5 $1,056,082 -58% 3,241 $326   $33,375,891 11
2006/10/10 4 $629,075 -40% 3,241 $194   $34,004,966 12
2006/10/11 4 $615,632 -2% 3,241 $190   $34,620,598 13
2006/10/12 4 $645,326 +5% 3,241 $199   $35,265,924 14
2006/10/13 7 $1,756,231 +172% 3,044 $577   $37,022,155 15
2006/10/14 7 $2,612,403 +49% 3,044 $858   $39,634,558 16
2006/10/15 7 $1,498,364 -43% 3,044 $492   $41,132,922 17
2006/10/16 7 $429,645 -71% 3,044 $141   $41,562,567 18
2006/10/17 6 $471,488 +10% 3,044 $155   $42,034,055 19
2006/10/18 6 $424,918 -10% 3,044 $140   $42,458,973 20
2006/10/19 6 $448,742 +6% 3,044 $147   $42,907,715 21
2006/10/23 10 $250,099   2,558 $98   $46,807,000 25
2006/10/24 10 $257,142 +3% 2,558 $101   $47,062,000 26
2006/10/25 10 $240,993 -6% 2,558 $94   $47,305,333 27
2006/10/26 9 $262,953 +9% 2,558 $103   $47,568,286 28
2006/10/27 11 $721,450 +174% 2,558 $282   $48,289,736 29
2006/10/28 10 $1,082,562 +50% 2,558 $423   $49,372,298 30
2006/10/29 11 $572,404 -47% 2,558 $224   $49,944,702 31
2006/11/03 - $511,897   1,274 $402   $51,159,709 36
2006/11/04 - $765,947 +50% 1,274 $601   $51,925,656 37
2006/12/25 45 $6,766   101 $67   $54,874,083 88

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/09/29 2 $22,751,717   3,241 $7,020   $22,751,717 7
2006/10/06 5 $12,514,207 -45% 3,241 $3,861   $35,265,924 14
2006/10/13 7 $7,641,791 -39% 3,044 $2,510   $42,907,715 21
2006/10/20 11 $4,660,571 -39% 2,558 $1,822   $47,568,286 28
2006/10/27 11 $3,079,526 -34% 1,973 $1,561   $50,647,812 35
2006/11/03 13 $2,136,034 -31% 1,274 $1,677   $52,783,846 42
2006/11/10 18 $987,361 -54% 626 $1,577   $53,771,207 49
2006/11/17 30 $340,388 -66% 292 $1,166   $54,111,595 56
2006/11/24 26 $305,836 -10% 332 $921   $54,417,431 63
2006/12/01 26 $203,564 -33% 314 $648   $54,620,995 70
2006/12/08 32 $134,386 -34% 244 $551   $54,755,381 77
2006/12/15 41 $86,445 -36% 168 $515   $54,841,826 84
2006/12/22 44 $75,487 -13% 101 $747   $54,917,313 91
2006/12/29 41 $94,419 +25% 95 $994   $55,011,732 98

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/28/200721,571,704 1,571,704$26,703,251$26,703,2511
2/4/20074405,476-74% 1,977,180$6,889,037$33,592,2882
2/11/200710181,864-55% 2,159,044$3,089,869$36,682,1583
2/18/200711244,316+34% 2,403,360$4,150,929$40,833,0864
2/25/200715109,736-55% 2,513,096$1,864,415$42,697,5015
3/4/20071875,303-31% 2,588,399$1,279,398$43,976,8996
3/11/20072176,186+1% 2,664,585$1,294,400$45,271,2997
3/18/20072661,173-20% 2,725,758$1,039,329$46,310,6288
3/25/20072646,391-24% 2,772,149$788,183$47,098,8129

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