Igor

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,528,602Details
International Box Office $11,484,747
Worldwide Box Office $31,013,349
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,289,010 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,289,010
Further financial details...

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

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
36% - Rotten
Audience
37% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Theatrical Release: September 19th, 2008 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: January 20th, 2009 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements, scary images, action and mild language
Keywords: Monster
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction

DVD Releases for February 17, 2009 - Part II

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DVD Sales - All Max and No Payne

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DVD Releases for January 20, 2009 - Part I

A terrible week for first run releases. There are five such releases on this week's list, but they has a combined haul of around $130 million, and nearly $100 million of that came from two films. With no big releases, we had to look other places for the DVD Pick of the Week. Repo! The Genetic Opera on Blu-ray is a clear contender for that title, but its lack of mass appeal is troublesome. This American Life - Season Two is a safer pick, but it is a Borders Exclusive release. Regardless of these issues, both releases are worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. Despite the weakness at the top, there are still more than enough total releases to cause this column to stretch into two parts. The second part can be found here. More...

International Details - Barcelona Strong in France, Italy

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Box Office Soars Like Some Kind of Bird

It was a relatively predictable weekend at the box office with four of the top five films matching expectations, more or less. There was only one film on Thursday's column that beat expectations by a serious degree, and it was matched by another film that missed expectations by nearly the same margin. Overall the box office just climbed above nine digits, hitting $101 million over the weekend. This was 14% more than last weekend and 11% more than the same weekend last year. 2008 is still behind 2007, but by less than 1% at $7.11 billion to $7.15 billion. More...

Weekend Showcase Emphasizes Quantity over Quality

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Contest - Back to School Reward - Winning Announcement

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Weekend Weakness from the Top on Down

It was not a good weekend at the box office with just one of the four new releases beating expectations, and even then it was by just a rounding error. Overall box office receipts were $88 million over the weekend, which was down 13% from last week. More importantly, it was down 9% from the same weekend last year, which was not expected. Year-to-date, 2008 is still behind 2007, but at a margin of just $6.98 billion to $7.04 billion, and a strong fall and holiday box office would be enough to catch up. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of September 19, 2008

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Weekend Estimates: Lakeview Terrace High Point in Ordinary Weekend

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Will Fall Continue to Rise?

Another week, another four wide releases... well, three and a half, as one of them is opening in fewer than 2,000 theaters, which is normally the level I consider truly wide versus semi-wide. It is unlikely that this week's crop of new releases will be as strong as last week's, and while the top of the chart won't live up to the level earned by last year's victor, Resident Evil: Extinction, the overall box office should still show some growth. More...

Contest - Back to School Reward

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2008 Preview: September

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Cast

Steve Buscemi    Scamper
John Cleese    Dr. Glickenstein
Jennifer Coolidge    Jaclyn
John Cusack    Igor
Arsenio Hall    Carl Cristall
Sean Hayes    Brain
Eddie Izzard    Dr. Schadenfreude
Jay Leno    King Malbert
James Lipton    As Himself
Molly Shannon    Eva
Christian Slater    Dr. Schadenfreude's Igor

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Patrick Doyle

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/19 6 $2,110,360   2,339 $902   $2,110,360 1
2008/09/20 4 $3,431,968 +63% 2,339 $1,467   $5,542,328 2
2008/09/21 3 $2,261,019 -34% 2,339 $967   $7,803,347 3
2008/09/22 8 $282,832 -87% 2,339 $121   $8,086,179 4
2008/09/23 8 $263,118 -7% 2,339 $112   $8,349,297 5
2008/09/24 8 $247,597 -6% 2,339 $106   $8,596,894 6
2008/09/25 8 $241,895 -2% 2,339 $103   $8,838,789 7
2008/09/26 7 $1,179,981 +388% 2,341 $504   $10,018,770 8
2008/09/27 5 $2,580,936 +119% 2,341 $1,102   $12,599,706 9
2008/09/28 5 $1,622,995 -37% 2,341 $693   $14,222,701 10
2008/09/29 9 $238,463 -85% 2,341 $102   $14,461,164 11
2008/09/30 5 $450,000 +89% 2,341 $192   $14,911,000 12
2008/10/01 10 $266,477 -41% 2,341 $114   $15,159,435 13
2008/10/02 11 $174,657 -34% 2,341 $75   $15,334,092 14
2008/10/03 - $375,160 +115% 2,332 $161   $15,709,252 15
2008/10/04 - $795,640 +112% 2,332 $341   $16,504,892 16
2008/10/05 - $568,278 -29% 2,332 $244   $17,073,170 17
2008/10/06 - $103,943 -82% 2,332 $45   $17,177,113 18
2008/10/07 - $90,431 -13% 2,332 $39   $17,267,544 19
2008/10/08 - $98,058 +8% 2,332 $42   $17,365,602 20
2008/10/09 17 $148,160 +51% 2,332 $64   $17,513,444 21
2008/12/25 - $2,000   46 $43   $19,431,791 98
2008/12/26 - $3,500 +75% 46 $76   $19,435,291 99
2008/12/27 - $4,500 +29% 46 $98   $19,439,791 100
2008/12/28 - $2,500 -44% 46 $54   $19,442,291 101
2009/01/19 61 $691   8 $86   $19,528,188 123

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/09/19 4 $7,803,347   2,339 $3,336   $7,803,347 3
2008/09/26 6 $5,383,912 -31% 2,341 $2,300   $14,222,701 10
2008/10/03 13 $1,739,078 -68% 2,332 $746   $17,073,170 17
2008/10/10 18 $560,410 -68% 1,195 $469   $18,073,854 24
2008/10/17 25 $242,231 -57% 543 $446   $18,547,870 31
2008/10/24 36 $144,499 -40% 348 $415   $18,749,396 38
2008/10/31 40 $84,985 -41% 186 $457   $18,863,901 45
2008/11/07 44 $75,434 -11% 116 $650   $18,969,088 52
2008/11/14 45 $49,463 -34% 78 $634   $19,048,181 59
2008/11/21 46 $41,327 -16% 52 $795   $19,098,493 66
2008/11/28 32 $110,563 +168% 9 $12,285   $19,242,800 73
2008/12/05 33 $65,509 -41% 162 $404   $19,327,987 80
2008/12/12 40 $45,700 -30% 118 $387   $19,389,266 87
2008/12/19 48 $18,382 -60% 82 $224   $19,420,496 94
2008/12/26 57 $10,964 -40% 46 $238   $19,444,296 101
2009/01/02 55 $39,523 +260% 34 $1,162   $19,486,744 108
2009/01/09 57 $18,565 -53% 18 $1,031   $19,520,836 115
2009/01/16 76 $2,076 -89% 8 $260   $19,527,497 122

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/25/20094175,573 175,573$3,509,704$3,509,7041
2/1/200912106,805-39% 282,378$2,135,032$5,644,7362
2/8/20092167,194-37% 349,572$1,343,208$6,987,9443
2/15/20092849,993-26% 399,565$999,360$7,987,3044

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