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The Ice Harvest (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,016,782Details
International Box Office $1,140,186
Worldwide Box Office $10,156,968
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,945,345 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $7,945,345
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
46% - Rotten
43% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 23rd, 2005 (Wide) by Focus Features
Video Release: February 28th, 2006 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Ice Harvest, The
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and sexuality/nudity.
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Keywords: Film Noir
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,149 $504,489 Dec 9, 2005 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,752 $1,662,189 Dec 2, 2005 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,359 $3,740,799 Nov 25, 2005 5
Widest Opening Weekend 2,814 1,552 Nov 25, 2005 5
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,163 40.1% Nov 25, 2005 3


   Charlie Arglist
Connie Nielsen    Renata
Billy Bob Thornton    Vic Cavanaugh
Randy Quaid    Bill Guerrard
Oliver Platt    Pete Van Heuten
Ned Bellamy    Sidney
Mike Starr    Roy

Production and Technical Credits


Contest - Cool as Ice Contest

April 24th, 2006

This week we our box office prediction contest features The Ice Harvest - DVD as the grand prize. To win, simply predict the opening weekend for R.V., which opens this Friday in an estimated 3,000 theatres. Whoever comes closest to predicting the opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win The Ice Harvest on DVD. Entries must be received by 10am, Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Walking Away With the Win

March 11th, 2006

In a week that saw four new releases in the top ten, Walk the Line won the weekly race with $11.78 in DVD rentals. (Like many releases, it was either not released on VHS or the studio is not tracking VHS rentals.) More...

Major Announcement - New Contest Starting Monday

March 5th, 2006

With the deadline to our largest ever contest just passing, we at The Numbers are proud to announce a new contest is starting on Monday. More...

DVD Releases for February 28, 2006

February 27th, 2006

It's a deceptively slow week; while there are plenty of releases, many of them are totally unnoteworthy and that makes finding the exceptions harder to find. There are some really stellar releases including this week's DVD Pick of the Week, NewsRadio - The Complete Third Season - Buy from Amazon, while both Controversial Classics - Volume 2 - The Power of Media - Buy from Amazon and The Ice Harvest - Buy from Amazon earn honorable mentions. More...

Not Quite Like Heaven

December 18th, 2005

Just Like Heaven dipped at the box office falling out of the top five with $4.53 million on 1609 screens in 30 markets over the weekend for an early total of $18.04 million internationally. Its best opening was in Belgium where it debuted in second place with $252,000 on 40 screens over the weekend and $290,000 in total. It also had debuts in Holland with $139,000 on 57 screens over the weekend and $167,000 overall, and in Greece with $116,000 on 24 and Norway with $113,000 on 26. Holdovers include Germany where the film dropped 24% to $890,000 on 273 screens for a total of $2.41 million so far, while in Spain the film fell 39% to 718,000 on 200 screens for a two-week total of $3.09 million. More...

Potter Gobbles up Thanksgiving Box Office

November 28th, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire continues to prop up an otherwise sagging box office. It was the only film to top $20 million over the long weekend, the first time that just a single movie has topped that figure over Thanksgiving weekend since 1997. This led to a decrease of 8.4% compared to last weekend, but the three-day weekend was still 1.7% more than last year. The five-day result was even better, with 2005 up 2.9% over 2004. Year-to-date, 2005 is still 6% behind, but with a few more potential monster hits on their way, it could close the gap. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 18 - November 25

November 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, The Producers - Official Site. More...

Plump Prospects for the Turkey Day Long Weekend

November 23rd, 2005

Thanksgiving Weekend is as busy as ever. With five films opening wide (and another expanding wide) and with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire a dead cert to finish first again, many of the films will have a difficult time attracting moviegoers. More...

2005 Preview: November

November 1st, 2005

Wow, that sucked.

October was a terrible month at the box office and all the gains made in September were erased. November promises to be better than October, but the real question is whether it will be better than November of last year. On the plus side, last November was pretty bad, with most films missing expectations. On the down side, there is only one guaranteed hit this month, and only a couple of others that should also perform well with both the critics and the moviegoers. If you have predictions of your own to make, feel free to head over to our forum and share them with our readers.


Movie Website Updates for September 16 - September 22

September 22nd, 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. This week's list is a little shorter than usual partially because I'm moving today and had to complete the list on Wednesday. Because of this there was no site that really stood out as deserving the Weekly Website Award; perhaps next week there will be two winners. 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
2005/11/25 10 $3,740,799   1,552 $2,410   $5,047,783 5
2005/12/02 11 $1,662,189 -56% 1,555 $1,069   $7,685,956 12
2005/12/09 17 $504,489 -70% 865 $583   $8,819,059 19

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/11/23 11 $541,129   1,431 $378   $541,129 1
2005/11/24 10 $765,855 +42% 1,431 $535   $1,306,984 2
2005/11/25 10 $1,500,000 +96% 1,550 $968   $2,800,000 3
2005/11/26 10 $1,500,000 n/c 1,550 $968   $4,300,000 4
2005/11/27 11 $700,000 -53% 1,550 $452   $5,047,783 5
2005/11/28 9 $255,000 -64% 1,550 $165   $5,303,000 6
2005/11/29 9 $270,000 +6% 1,550 $174   $5,561,000 7
2005/11/30 9 $240,000 -11% 1,550 $155   $5,801,000 8
2005/12/01 9 $225,000 -6% 1,550 $145   $6,023,767 9
2005/12/04 10 $400,000   1,555 $257   $7,685,956 12

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/11/25 10 $4,716,783   1,552 $3,039   $6,023,767 9
2005/12/02 10 $2,290,803 -51% 1,555 $1,473   $8,314,570 16
2005/12/09 18 $702,212 -69% 865 $812   $9,016,782 23

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/5/20066181,275 181,275$3,484,106$3,484,1061

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