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Gulliver's Travels (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,779,261Details
International Box Office $189,238,587Details
Worldwide Box Office $232,017,848
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $6,938,534 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,812,693 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,751,227
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
20% - Rotten
Audience
27% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$112,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2010 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: December 24th, 2010 (Wide) (Nigeria)
Video Release: April 19th, 2011 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for brief rude humor, mild language and action.
(Rating bulletin 2148, 11/24/2010)
Running Time: 87 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Keywords: Writing and Writers, 3-D, War, Modern Adaptation, Romance, Royalty, Relationship Advice, Delayed Adulthood, Steampunk, Kidnap, Visual Effects, Robot, Rescue
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Davis Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Prods, Phoenix Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,624 $12,380 Apr 8, 2011 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,830 $13,243 Apr 1, 2011 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,988 $17,474 Mar 25, 2011 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,328 $15,478 Mar 18, 2011 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,041 $46,493 Mar 11, 2011 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,756 $99,350 Mar 4, 2011 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,632 $156,440 Feb 25, 2011 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,741 $190,367 Feb 18, 2011 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,986 $213,365 Feb 11, 2011 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,733 $469,338 Feb 4, 2011 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,890 $726,653 Jan 28, 2011 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,052 $1,159,012 Jan 21, 2011 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,057 $2,118,591 Jan 14, 2011 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,579 $4,588,731 Jan 7, 2011 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,153 $9,300,099 Dec 31, 2010 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,524 $6,307,691 Dec 24, 2010 5
Widest Opening Weekend 1,476 2,546 Dec 24, 2010 5

Cast

   Gulliver
Jason Segel    Horatio
Emily Blunt    Princess Mary
Chris O'Dowd    Edward
Amanda Peet    Darcy
Billy Connolly    King Benjamin
T.J. Miller    Dan
James Corden    Prince Joseph
Catherine Tate    Queen Vera
Gemma Whelan    Lilliputian Rose

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Joe Stillman
Screenwriter    Nicholas Stoller
Producer    John Davis
Producer    Gregory Goodman
Executive Producer    Jack Black
Executive Producer    Benjamin Cooley
Co-Producer    Brian Manis
Cinematographer    David Tattersall
Editor    Dean Zimmerman
Editor    Alan Edward Bell
Production Designer    Gavin Bocquet
Composer    Henry Jackman
Associate Producer    Cliff Lanning
First Assistant Director    Cliff Lanning
Set Decorator    Richard Roberts

DVD Sales: Easter Helps Older DVDs Spring Back

May 3rd, 2011

The combination of factors ranging from the Fanboy Effect to Easter sales were in relative balance, and this helped Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I remain strong. It led all new releases to earn first place on the DVD sales chart this week with sales of 1.99 million units / $27.89 million for the week for totals of 4.43 million units / $62.35 million. Tangled grew more than 100% thanks to Easter sales, selling an additional 1.04 million units for the week to give the film total sales of 5.59 million units / $85.30 million after a month of release. The King's Speech opened in third place with 893,000 units / $13.39 million, which is great for a limited release, but a little soft for the big Oscar winner. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 19th, 2011

April 18th, 2011

This year's big Oscar winner, The King's Speech, is hitting the home market this week. It leads the way in terms of quality and is likely to be the best-selling new release. It's certainly the Pick of the Week, with neither the DVD nor the Blu-ray being a substantially better deal than the other. The only other real contender is the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, but that came out on Friday. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Gulliver's Travels

April 16th, 2011

Gulliver's Travels is a family film that cost more than $100 million to make and that opened on Christmas Day. Expectations by the studio must have been massive. However, by the beginning of December, analysts were warning it could be a bomb. Then when it opened, it actually missed the low end of lowered expectations. It did find a much more receptive audience internationally, but its worldwide total haul was still middling. Is the film as bad as its box office record here would indicate? Or was its performance overseas more inline with its worth? More...

International Box Office: Tangled Sets Sights on Major Milestone

February 9th, 2011

Tangled's international run is coming close to an end, but it has a couple of major milestones left to reach. Over the weekend it added $23.90 million on 5186 screens in 42 markets for a total of $288.33 million internationally and $479.40 million worldwide. At this point next week it will have $300 million internationally and $500 million worldwide. In order to reach profitability before it hits the home market, it will need to get past the $600 million mark worldwide, which is likely out of reach. However, assuming it does well on the home market, reaching profitability is inevitable at this point. This week it opened in Spain with $5.61 million on 650 screens, which was enough for first place over the weekend and the third best Disney debut in that market. Meanwhile, the film was down just 11% during its second weekend of release in the U.K., adding $7.38 million on 448 screens over the weekend for a running tally of $17.35 million. And, it has yet to open in Japan, so it is not done yet. More...

International Box Office: Tangled Continues Earning the Green

January 20th, 2011

International numbers were a day late due to the holiday, but there were some interesting stories to report. Firstly, Tangled climbed to top spot with $16.01 million on 4187 screens, in 38 markets, for a total of $214.02 million internationally and $395.03 million worldwide. It was able to climb to the top, despite no major market openings. It did add $3.33 million on 432 screens during its second weekend in Australia. That was enough for second place in that market over the weekend, while it lifted its total there to $13.23 million. In Brazil it remained in first place with $2.69 million on 447 screens over the weekend and $12.98 million after two. Up next is the U.K., while it has yet to open in Spain, Scandinavia, and Japan and by the time its done, it could have $500 million worldwide. More...

International Box Office: Tangled Web of Confusion

January 12th, 2011

We are again stuck with studio estimates, which is a bit troubling, as I was hoping the schedule would have returned to normal. Also, this has resulted in a bit of confusion with Tangled and The Tourist finishing in a very close race for the number one position. Tangled led the way according to the studio estimate with $26.3 million on 3,636 screens in 43 markets for a total of $179.3 million internationally and $355.1 million worldwide. This week it debuted in first place in Australia with $5.74 million on 462 screens over the weekend, for a total opening of $6.08 million. Meanwhile in Brazil it topped the charts with $4.53 million on 446 screens over the weekend and $5.98 million in total. In both cases the film opened better than it did here. More...

International Box Office: Starting the New Year with Old Numbers

January 5th, 2011

The Christmas break is just ending, but as it is normally the case, international numbers are late. We do have studio estimates for a few films, as well as last week's final numbers, which had a surprise change at the top. We'll start with this week's possible number one film. Gulliver’s Travels led the list of studio estimates with $24.9 million on 3,964 screens in 33 markets for a total of $48.9 million. This includes a massive $10.98 million opening on 497 screens in the U.K. That's like a $50 to $60 million opening here; granted, that was since boxing day, but since it won't make that much in total domestically, it is still an impressive opening. On the other hand, it opened in second place in Australia with $2.85 million on 411 screens. Still better than its opening here, but more inline with expectations. More...

New Year Brings Little to Celebrate

January 3rd, 2011

2011 has begun but it didn't get off to a strong start. It didn't even get off to a better than expected start, as only one film in the top five really topped expectations. Overall, the box office grew by 10% from last week hitting $159 million, but that's not great given Christmas Eve landed on a Friday. It was also down 28% from the same weekend last year, so 2011 is off to a bad start. Granted, it's incredibly early, but there are not a lot of hopeful signs for the rest of the month and double-digit declines will likely be the norm. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fockers Narrowly Beats True Grit

January 2nd, 2011

With no new wide releases over New Year's weekend, this week's was a battle of the holdovers at the box office, and thanks to the fact that Christmas Eve (a slow day at the box office) fell on a Friday in 2010, the weekend-to-weekend comparison for each movie generally looked good. Curiously, though, the top three movies all declined from last weekend while all the other movies in the top 20 saw increases. With plenty of films to choose from, audiences spent over $4 million on at least 13 different films, seven of which topped $10 million. That's not quite a record (no less than nine movies earned over $10 million over MLK weekend in 2001), but it is unusual. More...

Christmas Gifts Include a Major Milestone plus a Lump of Coal or Two

December 27th, 2010

It was a good news, really bad news weekend. Let's start with the good news. The overall box office for the year reached $10 billion for only the second time in history. Bad news, the box office this past weekend was so bad that 2010 lost its lead over 2009. It did rise from last weekend by 8% to $145 million, but that's 47% lower than the same weekend last year. Granted, Christmas Eve landing on a Friday did have a lot to do with that, but this is still a terrible result. Year-to-date, 2010 has now earned $10.33 billion, which is about $50 million behind last year's pace. It won't get better next weekend, so 2010 won't be setting the record. More...

Studios are Hoping Christmas Box Office Won't Be Little

December 22nd, 2010

This weekend could be a disaster at the box office. Not only is it likely that the biggest release will under-perform, but Christmas Eve lands on the Friday. Christmas Eve is a black hole at the box office and it basically cuts nearly a full day off the weekend. Worse still, last year was incredibly strong and it is very possible that the number one movie this year won't make as much as the third place film did last year. More...

2010 Preview: December

December 1st, 2010

It's the end of the year and there are certainly some question marks that will be answered over the next 31 days. Are there any monster hits left for 2010? Will 2010 manage to stay ahead of 2009? Will it actually start winning again at the box office? Unfortunately, the answer to all three of those questions might be no. First of all, of the November wide releases, only two will really match expectations, with a couple of others coming close. So December starts on the weak side. Additionally, last December saw the release of Avatar, the biggest box office hit of all time. There's no film coming out this month that will match that movie. In fact, there's a chance no movie coming out this month will match last December's second place film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. This means that even though 2010 had a $300 million lead over 2009 just a few weeks ago, by the end of the year, 2010 might fail to break last year's record. 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
2010/12/24 8 $6,307,691   2,546 $2,477   $6,307,691 5
2010/12/31 8 $9,300,099 +47% 3,089 $3,011   $27,454,506 12
2011/01/07 12 $4,588,731 -51% 2,964 $1,548   $34,448,321 19
2011/01/14 14 $2,118,591 -54% 1,666 $1,272   $37,647,014 26
2011/01/21 16 $1,159,012 -45% 1,100 $1,054   $40,021,613 33
2011/01/28 20 $726,653 -37% 653 $1,113   $40,973,767 40
2011/02/04 23 $469,338 -35% 495 $948   $41,607,452 47
2011/02/11 34 $213,365 -55% 308 $693   $41,914,607 54
2011/02/18 34 $190,367 -11% 235 $810   $42,174,275 61
2011/02/25 35 $156,440 -18% 204 $767   $42,439,638 68
2011/03/04 35 $99,350 -36% 156 $637   $42,572,639 75
2011/03/11 52 $46,493 -53% 99 $470   $42,645,676 82
2011/03/18 64 $15,478 -67% 43 $360   $42,705,235 89
2011/03/25 67 $17,474 +13% 34 $514   $42,732,119 96
2011/04/01 75 $13,243 -24% 26 $509   $42,756,588 103
2011/04/08 71 $12,380 -7% 18 $688   $42,776,259 110

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/25 5 $3,428,531   2,546 $1,347   $3,428,531 4
2010/12/26 7 $2,879,160 -16% 2,546 $1,131   $6,307,691 5
2010/12/27 7 $2,690,583 -7% 2,546 $1,057   $8,998,274 6
2010/12/28 7 $2,932,250 +9% 2,546 $1,152   $11,930,524 7
2010/12/29 7 $3,123,270 +7% 2,546 $1,227   $15,053,794 8
2010/12/30 7 $3,100,613 -1% 2,546 $1,218   $18,154,407 9
2010/12/31 7 $2,967,310 -4% 3,089 $961   $21,121,717 10
2011/01/01 8 $3,773,451 +27% 3,089 $1,222   $24,895,168 11
2011/01/02 9 $2,559,338 -32% 3,089 $829   $27,454,506 12
2011/01/03 10 $932,689 -64% 3,089 $302   $28,387,195 13
2011/01/04 11 $625,176 -33% 3,089 $202   $29,012,371 14
2011/01/05 11 $433,606 -31% 3,089 $140   $29,445,977 15
2011/01/06 12 $413,613 -5% 3,089 $134   $29,859,590 16
2011/01/07 13 $1,106,958 +168% 2,964 $373   $30,966,548 17
2011/01/08 11 $2,180,918 +97% 2,964 $736   $33,147,466 18
2011/01/09 11 $1,300,855 -40% 2,964 $439   $34,448,321 19
2011/01/10 13 $236,308 -82% 2,964 $80   $34,684,629 20
2011/01/11 13 $277,297 +17% 2,964 $94   $34,961,926 21
2011/01/12 13 $290,276 +5% 2,964 $98   $35,252,202 22
2011/01/13 13 $276,221 -5% 2,964 $93   $35,528,423 23
2011/01/14 15 $459,762 +66% 1,666 $276   $35,988,185 24
2011/01/15 14 $912,691 +99% 1,666 $548   $36,900,876 25
2011/01/16 14 $746,138 -18% 1,666 $448   $37,647,014 26
2011/01/17 11 $943,709 +26% 1,666 $566   $38,590,723 27
2011/01/18 16 $120,006 -87% 1,666 $72   $38,710,729 28
2011/01/19 17 $71,766 -40% 1,666 $43   $38,782,495 29
2011/01/20 17 $80,106 +12% 1,666 $48   $38,862,601 30
2011/01/21 17 $263,829 +229% 1,100 $240   $39,126,430 31
2011/01/22 15 $588,470 +123% 1,100 $535   $39,714,900 32
2011/01/23 15 $306,713 -48% 1,100 $279   $40,021,613 33
2011/01/24 18 $66,058 -78% 1,100 $60   $40,087,671 34
2011/01/25 19 $51,702 -22% 1,100 $47   $40,139,373 35
2011/01/26 19 $46,474 -10% 1,100 $42   $40,185,847 36
2011/01/27 19 $61,267 +32% 1,100 $56   $40,247,114 37
2011/01/28 21 $152,789 +149% 653 $234   $40,399,903 38
2011/01/29 20 $345,765 +126% 653 $530   $40,745,668 39
2011/01/30 19 $228,099 -34% 653 $349   $40,973,767 40
2011/01/31 - $32,385 -86% 653 $50   $41,006,152 41
2011/02/01 - $32,552 +1% 653 $50   $41,038,704 42
2011/02/02 - $48,089 +48% 653 $74   $41,086,793 43
2011/02/03 - $51,321 +7% 653 $79   $41,138,114 44
2011/02/04 - $112,580 +119% 495 $227   $41,250,694 45
2011/02/05 - $256,155 +128% 495 $517   $41,506,849 46
2011/02/06 21 $100,603 -61% 495 $203   $41,607,452 47
2011/02/07 - $24,027 -76% 495 $49   $41,631,479 48
2011/02/08 - $22,355 -7% 495 $45   $41,653,834 49
2011/02/09 - $22,660 +1% 495 $46   $41,676,494 50
2011/02/10 - $24,748 +9% 495 $50   $41,701,242 51
2011/02/11 - $50,425 +104% 308 $164   $41,751,667 52
2011/02/12 - $100,838 +100% 308 $327   $41,852,505 53
2011/02/13 - $62,102 -38% 308 $202   $41,914,607 54
2011/02/14 - $27,132 -56% 308 $88   $41,941,739 55
2011/02/15 - $14,308 -47% 308 $46   $41,956,047 56
2011/02/16 - $13,265 -7% 308 $43   $41,969,312 57
2011/02/17 - $14,596 +10% 308 $47   $41,983,908 58
2011/02/18 - $47,261 +224% 308 $153   $42,031,169 59
2011/02/19 - $82,543 +75% 308 $268   $42,113,712 60
2011/02/20 - $60,563 -27% 235 $258   $42,174,275 61
2011/02/21 29 $59,246 -2% 235 $252   $42,233,521 62
2011/02/22 - $18,913 -68% 235 $80   $42,252,434 63
2011/02/23 - $14,742 -22% 235 $63   $42,267,176 64
2011/02/24 - $16,022 +9% 235 $68   $42,283,198 65
2011/02/25 - $39,577 +147% 204 $194   $42,322,775 66
2011/02/26 - $72,253 +83% 204 $354   $42,395,028 67
2011/02/27 - $44,610 -38% 204 $219   $42,439,638 68
2011/02/28 - $7,622 -83% 204 $37   $42,447,260 69
2011/03/01 - $8,709 +14% 204 $43   $42,455,969 70
2011/03/02 - $8,022 -8% 204 $39   $42,463,991 71
2011/03/03 - $9,298 +16% 204 $46   $42,473,289 72
2011/03/04 - $21,836 +135% 156 $140   $42,495,125 73
2011/03/05 - $46,545 +113% 156 $298   $42,541,670 74
2011/03/06 - $30,969 -33% 156 $199   $42,572,639 75
2011/03/07 - $6,395 -79% 156 $41   $42,579,034 76
2011/03/08 - $7,272 +14% 156 $47   $42,586,306 77
2011/03/09 - $5,623 -23% 156 $36   $42,591,929 78
2011/03/10 - $7,254 +29% 156 $47   $42,599,183 79
2011/03/11 - $12,148 +67% 99 $123   $42,611,331 80
2011/03/12 - $19,804 +63% 99 $200   $42,631,135 81
2011/03/13 - $14,541 -27% 99 $147   $42,645,676 82
2011/03/14 - $9,653 -34% 99 $98   $42,655,329 83
2011/03/15 - $11,885 +23% 99 $120   $42,667,214 84
2011/03/16 - $10,820 -9% 99 $109   $42,678,034 85
2011/03/17 - $11,723 +8% 99 $118   $42,689,757 86
2011/03/18 - $5,315 -55% 43 $124   $42,695,072 87
2011/03/19 - $5,200 -2% 43 $121   $42,700,272 88
2011/03/20 - $4,963 -5% 43 $115   $42,705,235 89
2011/03/21 - $2,266 -54% 43 $53   $42,707,501 90
2011/03/22 - $2,351 +4% 43 $55   $42,709,852 91
2011/03/23 - $2,136 -9% 43 $50   $42,711,988 92
2011/03/24 - $2,657 +24% 43 $62   $42,714,645 93
2011/03/25 - $4,415 +66% 34 $130   $42,719,060 94
2011/03/26 - $6,845 +55% 34 $201   $42,725,905 95
2011/03/27 - $6,214 -9% 34 $183   $42,732,119 96
2011/03/28 - $2,746 -56% 34 $81   $42,734,865 97
2011/03/29 - $2,905 +6% 34 $85   $42,737,770 98
2011/03/30 - $2,942 +1% 34 $87   $42,740,712 99
2011/03/31 - $2,633 -11% 34 $77   $42,743,345 100
2011/04/01 - $2,657 +1% 26 $102   $42,746,002 101
2011/04/02 - $4,774 +80% 26 $184   $42,750,776 102
2011/04/03 - $5,812 +22% 26 $224   $42,756,588 103
2011/04/04 - $2,150 -63% 26 $83   $42,758,738 104
2011/04/05 - $1,766 -18% 26 $68   $42,760,504 105
2011/04/06 - $1,876 +6% 26 $72   $42,762,380 106
2011/04/07 - $1,499 -20% 26 $58   $42,763,879 107

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/12/24 7 $18,154,407   2,546 $7,131   $18,154,407 9
2010/12/31 9 $11,705,183 -36% 3,089 $3,789   $29,859,590 16
2011/01/07 12 $5,668,833 -52% 2,964 $1,913   $35,528,423 23
2011/01/14 13 $3,334,178 -41% 1,666 $2,001   $38,862,601 30
2011/01/21 16 $1,384,513 -58% 1,100 $1,259   $40,247,114 37
2011/01/28 20 $891,000 -36% 653 $1,364   $41,138,114 44
2011/02/04 25 $563,128 -37% 495 $1,138   $41,701,242 51
2011/02/11 34 $282,666 -50% 308 $918   $41,983,908 58
2011/02/18 35 $299,290 +6% 235 $1,274   $42,283,198 65
2011/02/25 39 $190,091 -36% 204 $932   $42,473,289 72
2011/03/04 37 $125,894 -34% 156 $807   $42,599,183 79
2011/03/11 44 $90,574 -28% 99 $915   $42,689,757 86
2011/03/18 66 $24,888 -73% 43 $579   $42,714,645 93
2011/03/25 68 $28,700 +15% 34 $844   $42,743,345 100
2011/04/01 72 $20,534 -28% 26 $790   $42,763,879 107
2011/04/08 71 $15,382 -25% 18 $855   $42,779,261 114

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Nigeria 12/24/2010 $0 0 17386 17386 $87,077 12/12/2015
 
Rest of World $189,151,510
 
International Total$189,238,587 12/12/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/24/20117200,870 200,870$2,896,545$2,896,5451
5/1/20111163,040-69% 263,910$886,342$3,782,8882
5/8/20111949,855-21% 313,765$797,181$4,580,0693
5/15/20111932,219-35% 345,984$515,182$5,095,2514
5/22/20113020,744-36% 366,728$331,697$5,426,9485
5/29/20112817,167-17% 383,895$245,145$5,672,0926

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/24/20111226,809 26,809$813,661$813,6611
5/1/20111710,017-63% 36,826$300,415$1,114,0762

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