I am Number Four

I am Number Four poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $55,100,437Details
International Box Office $91,094,722
Worldwide Box Office $146,195,159
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $14,559,792 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,225,593 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $20,785,385
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

"I Am Number Four" is a suspense thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith, who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events - his first love, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
33% - Rotten
Audience
58% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 18th, 2011 (Wide) by Walt Disney
February 18th, 2011 (IMAX) by Walt Disney
Video Release: May 24th, 2011 by Dreamworks Video, released as I Am Number Four
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief language.
(Rating bulletin 2152, 12/22/2010)
PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for language.
(Rating bulletin 2151, 12/15/2010)
Running Time: 114 minutes
Keywords: Bullies, Coming of Age, Voiceover/Narration, Prologue, Secret Identity, Visual Effects, Romance, New Guy/Girl in School, Alien Invasion, Friendly Alien on Earth, IMAX: DMR
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Reliance BIG Entertainment, Bay Films, DreamWorks Pictures

Cast

   John
Timothy Olyphant    Henri
Teresa Palmer    Number 6
Dianna Agron    Sarah
Callan McAuliffe    Sam
Kevin Durand    Mogadorian Commander
Jake Abel    Mark
Jeff Hochendoner    Sheriff James
Patrick Sebes    Kevin
Greg Townley    Number 3
Reuben Langdon    Number 3's Guardian
Emily Wickersham    Nicole
Molly McGinnis    Receptionist
Brian Howe    Frank
Andrew Owen    Bret
Sophia Caruso    Girl on Street
Charles Carroll    Sam's Stepdad
Derek L. Leonidoff    Mr. Berhman
Garrett M. Brown    Mr. Simms
Sabrina De Matteo    Physics Teacher
Cooper Thornton    Sarah's Dad
Judith Hoag    Sarah's Mom
Jack Walz    Sarah's Brother
Bill Laing    Demented Farmer
Beau Mirchoff    Drew
Cody Johns    Kern
Isabella Robbins    Teen at Party

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Michael Gough
Screenwriter    Miles Millar
Screenwriter    Marti Noxon
Story Creator    Pittacus Lore
Producer    Michael Bay
Executive Producer    David Valdes
Executive Producer    Chris Bender
Executive Producer    J.C. Spink
Co-Executive Producer    Langley Perer
Co-Executive Producer    Matthew Cohan
Cinematographer    Guillermo Navarro
Production Designer    Tom Southwell
Editor    Jim Page
Editor    Vince Filippone
Costume Designer    Marie-Sylvie Deveau
Composer    Trevor Rabin
Additional Music    Paul Linford
Score Mixer    Paul Linford
Sound Effects Editor    Dan Hegeman

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International Box Office: Giving Up Deadlines for Lent

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Contest: Three for Four: Winning Announcement

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/18 2 $6,217,357   3,154 $1,971   $6,217,357 1
2011/02/19 4 $7,616,042 +22% 3,154 $2,415   $13,833,399 2
2011/02/20 3 $5,616,494 -26% 3,154 $1,781   $19,449,893 3
2011/02/21 3 $3,305,961 -41% 3,154 $1,048   $22,705,961 4
2011/02/22 4 $1,553,062 -53% 3,154 $492   $24,259,023 5
2011/02/23 4 $1,182,552 -24% 3,154 $375   $25,441,575 6
2011/02/24 4 $1,216,346 +3% 3,154 $386   $26,707,814 7
2011/02/25 4 $3,171,189 +161% 3,156 $1,005   $29,879,003 8
2011/02/26 4 $5,032,334 +59% 3,156 $1,595   $34,911,337 9
2011/02/27 4 $2,812,603 -44% 3,156 $891   $37,723,940 10
2011/02/28 3 $755,012 -73% 3,156 $239   $38,478,952 11
2011/03/01 4 $870,853 +15% 3,156 $276   $39,349,805 12
2011/03/02 4 $686,382 -21% 3,156 $217   $40,036,187 13
2011/03/03 5 $702,229 +2% 3,156 $223   $40,738,416 14
2011/03/04 8 $1,609,965 +129% 2,903 $555   $42,348,381 15
2011/03/05 9 $2,628,962 +63% 2,903 $906   $44,977,343 16
2011/03/06 9 $1,511,263 -43% 2,903 $521   $46,488,606 17
2011/03/07 7 $424,814 -72% 2,903 $146   $46,913,420 18
2011/03/08 8 $463,727 +9% 2,903 $160   $47,377,147 19
2011/03/09 8 $387,545 -16% 2,903 $133   $47,764,692 20
2011/03/10 8 $430,717 +11% 2,903 $148   $48,195,409 21
2011/03/11 12 $655,253 +52% 2,005 $327   $48,850,662 22
2011/03/12 12 $1,002,227 +53% 2,005 $500   $49,852,889 23
2011/03/13 12 $602,834 -40% 2,005 $301   $50,455,723 24
2011/03/14 12 $265,789 -56% 2,005 $133   $50,721,512 25
2011/03/15 12 $315,298 +19% 2,005 $157   $51,036,810 26
2011/03/16 12 $284,163 -10% 2,005 $142   $51,320,973 27
2011/03/17 12 $280,817 -1% 2,005 $140   $51,601,790 28
2011/03/18 15 $333,533 +19% 955 $349   $51,935,323 29
2011/03/19 15 $452,941 +36% 955 $474   $52,388,264 30
2011/03/20 15 $228,585 -50% 955 $239   $52,616,849 31
2011/03/21 15 $89,355 -61% 955 $94   $52,706,204 32
2011/03/22 15 $98,006 +10% 955 $103   $52,804,210 33
2011/03/23 15 $88,231 -10% 955 $92   $52,892,441 34
2011/03/24 15 $98,184 +11% 955 $103   $52,990,625 35
2011/03/25 - $147,841 +51% 512 $289   $53,138,466 36
2011/03/26 - $226,410 +53% 512 $442   $53,364,876 37
2011/03/27 - $123,847 -45% 512 $242   $53,488,723 38
2011/03/28 - $43,552 -65% 512 $85   $53,532,275 39
2011/03/29 - $44,692 +3% 512 $87   $53,576,967 40
2011/03/30 - $43,999 -2% 512 $86   $53,620,966 41
2011/03/31 - $46,836 +6% 512 $91   $53,667,802 42
2011/04/01 - $59,753 +28% 270 $221   $53,727,555 43
2011/04/02 - $89,027 +49% 270 $330   $53,816,582 44
2011/04/03 - $51,452 -42% 270 $191   $53,868,034 45
2011/04/04 - $19,569 -62% 270 $72   $53,887,603 46
2011/04/05 - $22,354 +14% 270 $83   $53,909,957 47
2011/04/06 - $19,476 -13% 270 $72   $53,929,433 48
2011/04/07 - $19,948 +2% 270 $74   $53,949,381 49
2011/05/30 53 $6,801   42 $162   $55,046,145 102

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/18 2 $19,449,893   3,154 $6,167   $19,449,893 3
2011/02/25 4 $11,016,126 -43% 3,156 $3,491   $37,723,940 10
2011/03/04 9 $5,750,190 -48% 2,903 $1,981   $46,488,606 17
2011/03/11 12 $2,260,314 -61% 2,005 $1,127   $50,455,723 24
2011/03/18 15 $1,015,059 -55% 955 $1,063   $52,616,849 31
2011/03/25 19 $498,098 -51% 512 $973   $53,488,723 38
2011/04/01 27 $200,232 -60% 270 $742   $53,868,034 45
2011/04/08 36 $99,193 -50% 145 $684   $54,048,574 52
2011/04/15 42 $66,052 -33% 80 $826   $54,152,709 59
2011/04/22 31 $184,693 +180% 179 $1,032   $54,374,349 66
2011/04/29 30 $138,096 -25% 179 $771   $54,598,341 73
2011/05/06 44 $76,426 -45% 146 $523   $54,720,094 80
2011/05/13 49 $58,509 -23% 102 $574   $54,808,297 87
2011/05/20 33 $177,120 +203% 96 $1,845   $55,011,805 94
2011/05/27 49 $46,685 -74% 42 $1,112   $55,086,029 101

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/29/20112392,382 392,382$6,329,122$6,329,1221
6/5/20114118,481-70% 510,863$1,894,511$8,223,6332
6/12/20111062,944-47% 573,807$1,109,703$9,333,3363
6/19/20111933,128-47% 606,935$539,324$9,872,6594
6/26/20112327,389-17% 634,324$473,282$10,345,9415
7/3/20112718,391-33% 640,268$300,693$10,438,3456
7/10/20112816,171-12% 656,439$278,141$10,716,4867
7/17/20113011,493-29% 667,932$191,933$10,908,4198

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/29/20112170,372 170,372$4,257,600$4,257,6001
6/5/2011435,219-79% 205,591$880,124$5,137,7242
6/12/20111213,369-62% 218,960$357,491$5,495,2153

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