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House of Sand and Fog (2003)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,005,485Details
International Box Office $3,152,438Details
Worldwide Box Office $16,157,923
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 4,225 $13,005,485
All Time International Box Office 4,540 $3,152,438
All Time Worldwide Box Office 4,810 $16,157,923
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 209 $13,005,485
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 1,349 $13,005,485
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,402 $3,152,438
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 1,472 $16,157,923

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$16,500,000
Domestic Releases: December 19th, 2003 (Limited) by Dreamworks SKG
MPAA Rating: R for some violence/disturbing images, language ans a scene of sexuality
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Keywords: Surprise Twist
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 1,395 $40,592 Mar 26, 2004 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 311 $40,592 Mar 26, 2004 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,117 $541 Mar 26, 2004 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 1,295 $74,500 Mar 19, 2004 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 250 $74,500 Mar 19, 2004 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,214 $556 Mar 19, 2004 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 1,612 $63,070 Mar 12, 2004 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 326 $63,070 Mar 12, 2004 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 928 $830 Mar 12, 2004 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 1,555 $96,363 Mar 5, 2004 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 297 $96,363 Mar 5, 2004 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 795 $1,071 Mar 5, 2004 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 1,132 $207,263 Feb 27, 2004 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 202 $207,263 Feb 27, 2004 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 633 $1,364 Feb 27, 2004 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 1,220 $253,915 Feb 20, 2004 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 221 $253,915 Feb 20, 2004 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 651 $1,443 Feb 20, 2004 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 1,497 $258,277 Feb 13, 2004 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 271 $258,277 Feb 13, 2004 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 934 $1,285 Feb 13, 2004 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 1,646 $318,394 Feb 6, 2004 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 283 $318,394 Feb 6, 2004 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 881 $1,523 Feb 6, 2004 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 1,821 $430,653 Jan 30, 2004 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 264 $430,653 Jan 30, 2004 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 1,455 $1,230 Jan 30, 2004 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,995 $668,418 Jan 23, 2004 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 223 $668,418 Jan 23, 2004 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,650 $1,273 Jan 23, 2004 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,223 $1,030,839 Jan 16, 2004 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 180 $1,030,839 Jan 16, 2004 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 1,496 $1,724 Jan 16, 2004 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,605 $1,420,267 Jan 9, 2004 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 158 $1,420,267 Jan 9, 2004 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,332 $2,383 Jan 9, 2004 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 3,015 $1,788,293 Jan 2, 2004 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 105 $1,788,293 Jan 2, 2004 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 962 $4,046 Jan 2, 2004 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 3,767 $1,720,438 Dec 26, 2003 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 105 $1,720,438 Dec 26, 2003 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 1,825 $3,928 Dec 26, 2003 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 7,111 $45,572 Dec 19, 2003 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,286 $45,572 Dec 19, 2003 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 336 $22,786 Dec 19, 2003 3
Theater Average Limited Release 445 $22,786 Dec 19, 2003 3
Top 2003 Theater Average Limited Release 9 $22,786 Dec 19, 2003 3
Never Wide Domestic 202 $13,005,485 Dec 19, 2003 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 2,671 $13,005,485 Dec 19, 2003 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 216 596 Dec 19, 2003 0

Cast

Jennifer Connelly    Kathy Nicolo
Ben Kingsley    Colonel Behrani
Ron Eldard    Deputy Sheriff Lester Burdon
Shohreh Aghdashloo    Nadi
Michael Papajohn    Carpenter
Spencer Garrett    Auctioneer

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    James Horner

DVD Releases for March 30, 2004

March 30th, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. It was a much richer week in terms of choices, but for me choosing a DVD pick of the week was easy, (Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!.) Although I also picked up House of Sand and Fog - (Buy from Amazon) as a rental. More...

Lost Independence

March 1st, 2004

The Oscars weren't the only award celebration held over the weekend as the IFP Independent Spirit Awards were also handed out. Lost in Translation was the big winner but plenty of other talent was rewarded. More...

Filling the Void

January 29th, 2004

The mountain climbing documentary, Touching the Void, topped this week's Per Theatre Average chart. The film earned almost $100 thousand in just 5 theatres for an impressive average of $19,395. That was nearly double the second place contender, Empathy, which took in $11,975 in its only theatre. More...

King Oscar, Lord of the Nominations

January 27th, 2004

Nominations for the 76the Annual Academy Awards were announced today. As always, here is a list of the nominations, plus reactions below. More...

2004 Golden Globe Awards are being Handed out Tonight

January 25th, 2004

With the awards ceremony only hours away, here's one last look at the theatrical nominations for tonight's 61st annual Golden Globes awards. More...

2003 SAG Nominations Announced

January 18th, 2004

On Thursday the 10th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Nominations were announced. Here is a list of all the nominations in theatrical categories as well as a brief reaction to them. More...

No Small Fry

January 6th, 2004

In an unusual turn of events, Big Fish saw its per theatre average jump this weekend to $20,356 in 125 theatres. This bodes very well for this Friday when it expands into more than 2000 theatres. Next weekend it may no longer be on top on the per theatre average chart, but should place well on the top five overall. More...

Monster Opening

December 30th, 2003

Three of the four movies that broke $10,000 per theatre last week also accomplished that feat this week. However, it was a new comer that took top spot. Monster earned over $100,000 since it opened on Christmas day and it had a weekend average of $21,708, which was more than $5000 above its nearest competitor. More...

Fish Remains Big on the Per Theatre Charts

December 23rd, 2003

Taking top spot on the Per Theatre Charts in consecutive weeks is not an easy task, but that's just what Big Fish did this week. And it did it by keeping nearly 80% of its premiere audience landing at $27,440 per theatre. Add in a few awards / nominations and an early January wide release and it could add up to box office hit. More...

Four Films Fight for Limited Dollars

December 19th, 2003


Movie Websites Launches for December 12 - December 18

December 18th, 2003

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here is a list of highlights, (including this week's winner Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - Official Site plus one last look at websites for films opening this week. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for November 21 - November 28

November 27th, 2003

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here's a list of highlights, plus one last look at websites for films opening this week. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

New Movie Release Dates

November 21st, 2003


Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/12/19 42 $45,572   2 $22,786   $45,572 3
2003/12/26 15 $1,720,438 +3,675% 438 $3,928   $1,811,537 10
2004/01/02 16 $1,788,293 +4% 442 $4,046   $5,383,663 17
2004/01/09 13 $1,420,267 -21% 596 $2,383   $7,476,800 24
2004/01/16 19 $1,030,839 -27% 598 $1,724   $9,065,331 31
2004/01/23 24 $668,418 -35% 525 $1,273   $10,241,296 38
2004/01/30 25 $430,653 -36% 350 $1,230   $10,967,441 45
2004/02/06 29 $318,394 -26% 209 $1,523   $11,470,845 52
2004/02/13 32 $258,277 -19% 201 $1,285   $11,843,352 59
2004/02/20 32 $253,915 -2% 176 $1,443   $12,242,407 66
2004/02/27 35 $207,263 -18% 152 $1,364   $12,544,025 73
2004/03/05 45 $96,363 -54% 90 $1,071   $12,712,724 80
2004/03/12 49 $63,070 -35% 76 $830   $12,820,497 87
2004/03/19 46 $74,500 +18% 134 $556   $12,924,917 94
2004/03/26 61 $40,592 -46% 75 $541   $13,005,485 101

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/01/19 19 $196,163   598 $328   $9,261,494 32
2004/02/16 32 $51,113   201 $254   $11,894,465 60

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/12/19 41 $91,099   2 $45,550   $91,099 7
2003/12/26 15 $3,504,271 +3,747% 438 $8,001   $3,595,370 14
2004/01/02 15 $2,461,163 -30% 442 $5,568   $6,056,533 21
2004/01/09 13 $1,977,959 -20% 596 $3,319   $8,034,492 28
2004/01/16 19 $1,538,386 -22% 598 $2,573   $9,572,878 35
2004/01/23 23 $963,910 -37% 525 $1,836   $10,536,788 42
2004/01/30 25 $615,663 -36% 350 $1,759   $11,152,451 49
2004/02/06 27 $432,624 -30% 209 $2,070   $11,585,075 56
2004/02/13 33 $403,417 -7% 201 $2,007   $11,988,492 63
2004/02/20 34 $348,270 -14% 176 $1,979   $12,336,762 70
2004/02/27 36 $279,599 -20% 152 $1,839   $12,616,361 77
2004/03/05 46 $141,066 -50% 90 $1,567   $12,757,427 84
2004/03/12 48 $92,990 -34% 76 $1,224   $12,850,417 91
2004/03/19 45 $114,476 +23% 134 $854   $12,964,893 98
2004/03/26 72 $40,592 -65% 75 $541   $13,005,485 105

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