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House of Wax (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $32,064,800Details
International Box Office $38,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $70,064,800
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

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Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
25% - Rotten
Audience
42% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 6th, 2005 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: October 25th, 2005 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for horror violence, some sexual content and language.
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Source:Remake
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Australia

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,392 $25,971 Jul 22, 2005 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,454 $39,628 Jul 15, 2005 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,385 $67,044 Jul 8, 2005 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,258 $108,661 Jul 1, 2005 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,951 $222,046 Jun 24, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,430 $217,803 Jun 17, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,506 $134,929 Jun 10, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,968 $448,233 Jun 3, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,673 $1,304,602 May 27, 2005 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,123 $3,288,419 May 20, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,708 $6,563,440 May 13, 2005 10
Biggest May Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 264 $12,077,236 May 6, 2005 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,519 $12,077,236 May 6, 2005 3
Widest Opening Weekend 682 3,111 May 6, 2005 3

Cast

Chad Michael Murray    Nick Jones
Elisha Cuthbert    Carly Jones
Jared Padalecki    Wade
Paris Hilton    Paige Edwards
Jon Abrahams    Johnson Chapman
Brian Van Holt    Bo/Vincent

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    John Ottman
Executive Producer    Bruce Berman

DVD Releases for February 20, 2007

February 20th, 2007

It's not a great week for DVD releases. While there are plenty worth talking about, few combine a high quality movie with top-notch extras. Because of this, it was hard to pick a DVD Pick of the Week. Sure, the two spotlight films on this week's list, Shut Up and Sing - Buy from Amazon and The Prestige - Buy from Amazon, are great, but the DVDs leave a lot to be desired. So were the two Canadian entries, Trailer Park Boys - Buy from Amazon.ca and C.R.A.Z.Y. - Buy from Amazon. In many ways Gandhi - Two-Disc Special Edition - Buy from Amazon was the best choice on this week's list, but I'm going with Trailer Park Boys - Buy from Amazon.ca (and I also recommend the massive box set as well). You may call this is a result of a pro-Canada bias, and you would be right. But at least I'm up front about it. More...

DVD Releases for September 26, 2006

September 26th, 2006

It was a difficult week to come up with a winner for the DVD Pick of the Week. This was partially because of the huge list of movies being released tomorrow and partially because I'm on cold medication. There were several contenders for the honor but in the end I went with Lady Vengeance - Buy from Amazon and Masters of Horror - Imprint - Buy from Amazon. But be warned, their extreme storytelling means that they are not for everyone. More...

DVD Releases for September 12, 2006

September 12th, 2006

Another busy week, but without much in the way of first run releases. There were a couple of limited releases that looking intriguing, and some special editions worth the upgrade, but in the end there were only two real contenders for DVD Pick of the Week: The Office - The Complete Second Season - Buy from Amazon and Smallville - The Complete Fifth Season - Buy from Amazon. In a photo finish, Smallville - The Complete Fifth Season - Buy from Amazon won out, but this was partially because no matter how good The Office is, it's not as good as the original. More...

Sith Storm to the Top of the Charts

November 12th, 2005

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith was able to take first place on the rental charts this weekend, but its $7.64 million in DVD rentals was rather anemic. However, this is all part of the Fanboy Effect, those that were interested in seeing the movie bought it instead of renting, which kept the rental figures low but boosted the sales figures. Combined sales for the DVD and game were $210 million worldwide in its first week of release, but there were no breakdowns given either by market or the split between DVD and Game sales. More...

Batman Beats New Competition

November 5th, 2005

Despite suffering a 34%, second week drop-off, Batman Begins was still able to retain its hold on the home market crown, which is just further proof of the weakness in the rental market. This week the film added $7.85 million to its $19.88 million, two-week total. More...

DVD Releases for October 25, 2005

October 24th, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here are the new and classice movies, and a few from the TV on DVD section. This week the selection is quite strong with several first run releases, but again the best of the best come from the TV on DVD category. Looney Tunes - Golden Collection - Volume Three is easily the best release of the week and should be in everyone's collection. Kids in the Hall - Complete Season 3 is also a must have, while another Canadian show, Puppets Who Kill - Complete 2nd Season, gets an honorable mention. More...

Smiths Still Strong on International Scene

August 21st, 2005

Mr. and Mrs. Smith opened in first place in both the Czech Republic with $180,000 on 20 screens and in Slovakia with $50,000 on 8 screens. The film also remained in first place in France with $2.675 million, Belgium with $635,000, The Netherlands with $490,000 and Poland with $266,000. Strangest of all, the film stayed in second place for the fourth weekend in a row in Germany adding $2.12 million to its $20.6 million running tally in the market. Overall the film has made $143 million in markets where Fox is handling the distribution and may have hit $200 million overall, but there's no conformation on that yet. More...

Smiths' Summer Tour Continues

August 14th, 2005

Mr. and Mrs. Smith opened in Belgium with $1.7 million on 80 screens, easily enough for first place and had a similar result with $480,000 in Poland. It also remained in first place in France with $2.88 million, (despite falling 54% there) and in the Netherlands with $740,000. In Germany the film remained in second place for the third straight week with $3.06 million for a $17.06 million running tally. The film now have $140 million in territories where Fox is handling the distribution and $192 million overall. More...

Island Vacation

August 7th, 2005

The Island managed a couple of first place finished over the weekend, but the results were still less than impressive. In Australia the film opened with $1.404 million for a close victory while in Hong Kong it earned a disappointing $490,000 over the weekend and $520,000 including previews. It's best market continued to be South Korea with $3.167 million, down 38% from last weekend dropping to second place along the way. On the other hand, no wide openings and a mere 23% drop-off allowed the film to rise to first in New Zealand. Overall the film added $7.64 million to its $24.1 million running tally on the international scene and will opens in several markets this weekend including the U.K., Germany and Spain. More...

Late Numbers Lift Charlie into Top Five

July 31st, 2005

Early numbers had Mr. and Mrs. Smith taking fifth place on the overall international box office charts, but better than expected results has Charlie and the Chocolate Factory overtaking them $6.7 million to $5.4 million. It's biggest single market continues to be France where the film dipped just 6% during its second weekend there earning $3,533,857 for a $9,034,141 running tally. But it was even more impressive in Belgium where the film shot up by 68% to $400,000 for the weekend and $785,000 in total. The film also opened in first place in three markets, Brazil with $1.1 million on 200 screens, Holland with $625,000 on 124 screens, and South Africa with $275,000 on 41 screens. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has $13.3 million so far and opens in a couple of important markets this weekend, (The U.K. and Mexico.) More...

Charlie Appeals to the Sweet-tooth in its International Debut

July 24th, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened in three French speaking markets over the weekend and while it didn't finish first, it still had a great start. In France the film earned $3,741,793 in 670 theaters for the best per theater average in the top ten. The result was similar in Belgium ($250,000) and Switzerland ($190,000), giving the film $4.2 million for the weekend. More...

The Smiths' Honeymoon in Asia Continues

July 17th, 2005

Mr. and Mrs. Smith continues its excellent run in Asia with a $2.2 million opening in 450 theatres in China. The film also added $1.8 million in South Korea for an $18 million running total in that market, (although it was pushed out of the top spot in that market. Overall the film made $4 million pushing its total to $117 million internationally and $275 million worldwide. More...

Slump Spreads Internationally

June 26th, 2005

The international box office is suffering even more than the domestic box office is. In Germany the first six months of 2005 are down 14% compared to the same period in 2004 and Australia also saw double digit decline slipping by 12%. In Spain the total box office is down 8% and it was little better in France at 6%. The U.K. also fell, but at a much more reasonably 1.9%. More...

Corrected - Ruling the International Box Office

June 19th, 2005

Just when the International Details column was getting back to normal we have another film dominating the international scene. Mr. and Mrs. Smith led in nearly every major / midlevel market and those it didn't were mostly owned by Revenge of the Sith. Because of that there isn't as much news to tell as usual, and with Batman Begins opening worldwide this weekend and in two weeks, War of the Worlds doing the same, this trend will last until mid-July at the earliest. More...

Sith Still Dominating International, Hits Yet Another Milestone

June 8th, 2005

Revenge of the Sith's drop-offs were much shallower this weekend, which helped the film reach another milestone. Overall the added $38.5 million on 10,586 screens in 105 markets, pushing its international number to $308.4 million, virtually tied with its domestic total. The film is now in the Top 40 on the all-time international charts and Top 30 on the all-time worldwide charts. Compared to the rest of the Star Wars films, Revenge of the Sith is already ahead of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and should top Attack of the Clones by this time next week. It has a reasonable shot at eventually toppling A New Hope, but unless something freaky happens The Phantom Menace will remain the highest grossing entry in the franchise. (Which is ironic, since it is widely regarded as the weakest film.) More...

Half a Billion for Sith

June 1st, 2005

Revenge of the Sith saw massive drop-offs in nearly every market, but still managed an easy first place finish with $61.5 million on 10,586 screens, The film now has $246.2 million internationally and $501.8 million at the end of Sunday. The film's only opening this week came in South Korea where the film earned an impressive $3.8 million at 306 screens, but its biggest single markets continue to be the U.K. with $9.9 million on 485 screens, more than 7 times its nearest competitor. More...

Sith Steal the Show

May 29th, 2005

Revenge of the Sith dominated nearly every market it opened in and in most of them it was the only new film in the top ten. Because of this there's almost no international details to report and those details that are available are single market releases. More...

Calm Before the Storm

May 22nd, 2005

It was another slow weekend for international details as few studios were brave enough, or foolish enough to try and squeeze in a release between Kingdom of Heaven and Revenge of the Sith. It was hard to find many films that earned more than $1 million over the weekend and most of the activity came from smaller releases in midlevel markets. Next weekend there could be even fewer details as Revenge of the Sith should dominate every market, but after that the summer blockbuster season should be in full swing and things should pick up. More...

Kingdom's Reign Cruel to Competition

May 16th, 2005

The summer got off to a really, really slow start international this week and while Kingdom of Heaven didn't wasn't quite the blockbuster most people were looking for, it did cannibalized what little box office there was. There were a few local films to make noise, including Negotiator: Bayside Shakedown 3, which easily topped the Japanese market with $5,275,685 on just 280 for a huge $18,842 per screen average. More...

Will it be a Record Breaking Weekend?

May 13th, 2005

Summer is officially starting ... in 6 days. That's when Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith begins. In the meantime we have to suffer through another sub-par weekend, which could result in a record-breaking slump. On the other hand, there are four films opening wide, or at least wide enough to make it into the top ten, but only two of those films have a shot at top spot. More...

Isn't It Summertime?

May 9th, 2005

So much for Summer beginning during the first full weekend of May. To say Summer started slowly is an understatement of Epic proportions. The weekend box office was down by 3.8% on a week-to-week basis while last year saw a 7.2% increase over the same time period. And even worse, the weekend was down 21.7% from 2004; it was also the eleventh weekend in a row that the box office saw a yearly decline, tying the old record set in 2000. Total box office was just $87 million, the fifth weekend in a row that the box office was sub-$100 million, the longest such stretch since fall 2001. Year-to-date, 2005's box office has hit $2.582 billion, 7% behind the same 2004 and it might not get much better next weekend. More...

It's Summertime!

May 6th, 2005

After a long, slow Spring we're finally in the prime summer box office season. There's two conflicting forces at work this weekend, both of which are fueled by the slump the box office is in. There's a palatable sense of ennui the moviegoers have; they aren't excited about movies since there's been very little to be excited about. This will keep some of them away this weekend because they stopped paying attention to the movies and don't know what's playing. This will also mean there's a pent-up desire to see a big summertime movie and some will flock to the cinemas regardless of their interest in the particular movie. Which force wins out will have a large effect this weekend, and will impact the rest of the summer. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 29 - May 5

May 5th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates. Slow week with most of the sites being merely average or too early in their development to tell if the film is an award winning site or not. So in the end I decided not to hand out the award to any site. Hopefully next week things will pick up. More...

2005 Preview: May

May 1st, 2005

May! The beginning of the lucrative Summer Box Office Season! I know what you're thinking, summer doesn't really begin till mid-June, but for the movie industry summer official begins on the Memorial Day long weekend, and just between you and me, it unofficial begins on the first full weekend of the month. So that means every weekend there's a monster release - one that has people excited since it was first announced. This month such films include Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and ... hold on a second, I'll think of another ... Nope. That's pretty much the only monster film being released this May. Don't get me wrong, every week there's a potential $100 million hit being released, but that's nothing compared to 2003 when 4 films released in May hit $200 million and two others made $100 million. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 22 - April 28

April 28th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Unleashed - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Launches for April 15 - April 21

April 21st, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Kicking and Screaming - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Launches for April 8 - April 14

April 14th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants - Official Site. More...

Movie Websites Launches for February 18 - February 24

February 24th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Dust to Glory - Official Site. 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 August 13 - August 19

August 19th, 2004

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/05/06 2 $12,077,236   3,111 $3,882   $12,077,236 3
2005/05/13 6 $6,563,440 -46% 3,111 $2,110   $21,946,754 10
2005/05/20 7 $3,288,419 -50% 2,765 $1,189   $26,912,839 17
2005/05/27 10 $1,304,602 -60% 1,635 $798   $29,537,604 24
2005/06/03 13 $448,233 -66% 538 $833   $30,695,532 31
2005/06/10 27 $134,929 -70% 202 $668   $31,016,255 38
2005/06/17 19 $217,803 +61% 112 $1,945   $31,282,267 45
2005/06/24 23 $222,046 +2% 267 $832   $31,573,356 52
2005/07/01 33 $108,661 -51% 200 $543   $31,785,650 59
2005/07/08 42 $67,044 -38% 140 $479   $31,918,021 66
2005/07/15 48 $39,628 -41% 92 $431   $32,000,834 73
2005/07/22 58 $25,971 -34% 67 $388   $32,048,809 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/05/06 2 $4,852,597   3,111 $1,560   $4,852,597 1
2005/05/07 2 $4,531,167 -7% 3,111 $1,456   $9,383,764 2
2005/05/08 3 $2,693,472 -41% 3,111 $866   $12,077,236 3
2005/05/09 2 $954,000 -65% 3,111 $307   $13,032,000 4
2005/05/10 3 $833,000 -13% 3,111 $268   $13,865,000 5
2005/05/11 3 $766,000 -8% 3,111 $246   $14,631,000 6
2005/05/12 3 $752,000 -2% 3,111 $242   $15,383,314 7
2005/05/13 5 $2,200,000 +193% 3,111 $707   $17,600,000 8
2005/05/14 6 $2,654,087 +21% 3,111 $853   $20,296,627 9
2005/05/15 6 $1,650,127 -38% 3,111 $530   $21,946,754 10
2005/05/16 6 $516,000 -69% 3,111 $166   $22,463,000 11
2005/05/17 6 $461,000 -11% 3,111 $148   $22,924,000 12
2005/05/18 6 $372,000 -19% 3,111 $120   $23,296,000 13
2005/05/19 7 $328,000 -12% 3,111 $105   $23,624,420 14
2005/05/20 6 $1,022,547 +212% 2,765 $370   $24,646,967 15
2005/05/21 7 $1,353,388 +32% 2,765 $489   $26,000,355 16
2005/05/22 7 $912,484 -33% 2,765 $330   $26,912,839 17
2005/05/23 7 $374,000 -59% 2,765 $135   $27,287,000 18
2005/05/24 7 $311,000 -17% 2,765 $112   $27,599,000 19
2005/05/25 7 $301,000 -3% 2,765 $109   $27,900,000 20
2005/05/26 7 $333,000 +11% 2,765 $120   $28,233,000 21
2005/05/27 10 $394,518 +18% 1,635 $241   $28,627,520 22
2005/05/28 10 $480,147 +22% 1,635 $294   $29,107,667 23
2005/05/29 10 $429,937 -10% 1,635 $263   $29,537,604 24
2005/05/30 10 $323,717 -25% 1,635 $198   $29,861,321 25
2005/05/31 10 $147,000 -55% 1,635 $90   $30,009,000 26
2005/06/06 - $46,244   538 $86   $30,741,776 32
2005/06/07 - $49,274 +7% 538 $92   $30,791,050 33
2005/07/04 35 $14,792   200 $74   $31,800,442 60

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/05/06 2 $15,383,314   3,111 $4,945   $15,383,314 7
2005/05/13 7 $8,241,106 -46% 3,111 $2,649   $23,624,420 14
2005/05/20 7 $4,608,582 -44% 2,765 $1,667   $28,233,002 21
2005/05/27 10 $2,014,297 -56% 1,635 $1,232   $30,247,299 28
2005/06/03 13 $634,027 -69% 538 $1,178   $30,881,326 35
2005/06/10 30 $183,138 -71% 202 $907   $31,064,464 42
2005/06/17 22 $286,846 +57% 112 $2,561   $31,351,310 49
2005/06/24 25 $325,679 +14% 267 $1,220   $31,676,989 56
2005/07/01 34 $173,988 -47% 200 $870   $31,850,977 63
2005/07/08 39 $110,229 -37% 140 $787   $31,961,206 70
2005/07/15 50 $61,632 -44% 92 $670   $32,022,838 77
2005/07/22 58 $41,962 -32% 67 $626   $32,064,800 84

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