Inkheart

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,303,424Details
International Box Office $40,748,030
Worldwide Box Office $58,051,454
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $9,049,662 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $9,049,662
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
39% - Rotten
Audience
45% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 23rd, 2009 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: June 23rd, 2009 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for fantasy adventure action, some scary moments and brief language
Running Time: 106 minutes
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: New Line Cinema

Cast

   Mortimer "Mo" Folchart
   Dustfinger
   Elinor
Jim Broadbent    Fenoglio
   Capricorn
   Meggie Folchart
   Farid
Sienna Guillory    Resa
Lesley Sharp    Mortola
   Basta
   Cockerell
Steve Speirs    Flatnose
Stephen Graham    Fulvio
John Thompson    Darius
Richard Strange    Bookstore Proprietor
Mirabel O'Keefe    Young Meggie
Tereza Srbova    Rapunzel
Jennifer Connelly    Roxanne
Roger Allam    Narrator
Matthew Bower    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Rod Buchannen    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Terry Cavanagh    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Tara Donelly    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Faith Erde    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Clayton Fussell    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Anna Gamester    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Adrian Gas    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Pippa Gebette    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Keeran Greener    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Jessica Grist    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Eloise Horwood    Masquerade Ball Dancer
James Horwood    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Gow Hunter    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Alice Jackson    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Ceri Jerome    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Alec Mann    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Jamie Meek    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Cassie Newby    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Helen Soraya    Masquerade Ball Dancer

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    David Lindsay-Abaire
Story Creator    Cornelia Funke
Producer    Iain Softley
Producer    Diana Pokorny
Producer    Cornelia Funke
Executive Producer    Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer    Mark Ordesky
Executive Producer    Ileen Maisel
Director of Photography    Roger Pratt
Production Designer    John Beard
Editor    Martin Walsh
Composer    Javier Navarrete
Executive Producer    Andy Licht
Line Producer    Ute Leonhardt
Assistant Director    Tommy Gormley
Assistant Director    Chloe Cheterton
Assistant Director    Inti Carboni
Unit Production Manager    Angus More Gordon
Production Manager    Massimo Iacobis
Art Director    Rod McLean
Art Director    Stuart Rose
Art Director    Andrea Faini
Art Director    Dimitri Capuani
Set Decorator    Niamh Coulter
Set Decorator    Federica Sasso
Second Unit Camera    Alan J. Stewart
Additional Photography    Paul Bond
Costume Designer    Verity Hawkes
Costume Supervisor    Charlotte Finlay
Sound Mixer    David Stephenson
Re-recording Mixer    Tim Cavagin
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Single
Supervising Sound Editor    Nick Adams
Screenwriter    Samir Foco
Sound Designer    Jon Olive
Dialogue Editor    Joakim Sundstrom
Dialogue Editor    Jeremy Adamson
Music Editor    Michael Connell
Music Editor    Ruth Barrett
Music Editor    Kirsty Whalley
Make-up and Hair Designer    Jenny Shircore
Music Supervisor    Sara Lord
Casting Director    John Hubbard
Casting Director    Dan Hubbard
Stunt Coordinator    Greg Powell

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/23 8 $2,103,467   2,655 $792   $2,103,467 1
2009/01/24 7 $3,401,516 +62% 2,655 $1,281   $5,504,983 2
2009/01/25 7 $2,096,396 -38% 2,655 $790   $7,601,379 3
2009/01/26 11 $403,290 -81% 2,655 $152   $8,004,669 4
2009/01/27 11 $379,093 -6% 2,655 $143   $8,383,762 5
2009/01/28 11 $368,355 -3% 2,655 $139   $8,752,117 6
2009/01/29 11 $339,414 -8% 2,655 $128   $9,091,531 7
2009/01/30 12 $1,009,470 +197% 2,655 $380   $10,101,001 8
2009/01/31 10 $1,843,276 +83% 2,655 $694   $11,944,277 9
2009/02/01 9 $868,746 -53% 2,655 $327   $12,813,023 10
2009/02/02 15 $208,368 -76% 2,655 $78   $13,021,391 11
2009/02/03 16 $211,058 +1% 2,655 $79   $13,232,449 12
2009/02/04 16 $203,145 -4% 2,655 $77   $13,435,594 13
2009/02/05 16 $218,483 +8% 2,655 $82   $13,654,077 14
2009/02/06 - $258,464 +18% 1,175 $220   $13,912,541 15
2009/02/07 - $563,738 +118% 1,175 $480   $14,476,279 16
2009/02/08 - $409,256 -27% 1,175 $348   $14,885,535 17
2009/02/09 - $79,005 -81% 1,175 $67   $14,964,540 18
2009/02/10 - $61,298 -22% 1,175 $52   $15,025,838 19
2009/02/11 - $58,336 -5% 1,175 $50   $15,084,174 20
2009/02/12 - $74,086 +27% 1,175 $63   $15,158,260 21
2009/02/13 - $82,411 +11% 391 $211   $15,240,671 22
2009/02/14 - $224,397 +172% 391 $574   $15,465,068 23
2009/02/15 - $148,209 -34% 391 $379   $15,613,277 24
2009/02/16 22 $173,478 +17% 391 $444   $15,786,755 25
2009/02/17 - $27,254 -84% 391 $70   $15,814,009 26
2009/02/18 - $22,422 -18% 391 $57   $15,836,431 27
2009/02/19 - $23,208 +4% 391 $59   $15,859,639 28
2009/02/20 - $39,568 +70% 211 $188   $15,899,207 29
2009/02/21 - $79,342 +101% 211 $376   $15,978,549 30
2009/02/22 - $55,505 -30% 211 $263   $16,034,054 31
2009/02/23 - $11,486 -79% 211 $54   $16,045,540 32
2009/02/24 - $13,283 +16% 211 $63   $16,058,823 33
2009/02/25 - $11,158 -16% 211 $53   $16,069,981 34
2009/02/26 - $12,274 +10% 211 $58   $16,082,255 35
2009/02/27 - $44,561 +263% 197 $226   $16,126,816 36
2009/02/28 - $78,821 +77% 197 $400   $16,205,637 37
2009/03/01 - $53,007 -33% 197 $269   $16,258,644 38
2009/03/02 - $13,782 -74% 197 $70   $16,272,426 39
2009/03/03 - $18,841 +37% 197 $96   $16,291,267 40
2009/03/04 - $16,015 -15% 197 $81   $16,307,282 41
2009/03/05 - $16,175 +1% 197 $82   $16,323,457 42
2009/03/06 - $67,197 +315% 310 $217   $16,390,654 43
2009/03/07 - $113,211 +68% 310 $365   $16,503,865 44
2009/03/08 - $69,852 -38% 310 $225   $16,573,717 45
2009/03/09 - $20,526 -71% 310 $66   $16,594,243 46
2009/03/10 - $19,500 -5% 310 $63   $16,613,743 47
2009/03/11 - $17,940 -8% 310 $58   $16,631,683 48
2009/03/12 - $20,816 +16% 310 $67   $16,652,499 49
2009/03/13 - $51,289 +146% 289 $177   $16,703,788 50
2009/03/14 - $82,497 +61% 289 $285   $16,786,285 51
2009/03/15 - $54,070 -34% 289 $187   $16,840,355 52
2009/03/16 - $21,879 -60% 289 $76   $16,862,234 53
2009/03/17 - $24,178 +11% 289 $84   $16,886,412 54
2009/03/18 - $24,184 n/c 289 $84   $16,910,596 55
2009/03/19 - $28,537 +18% 289 $99   $16,939,133 56
2009/03/20 - $40,389 +42% 194 $208   $16,979,522 57
2009/03/21 - $52,061 +29% 194 $268   $17,031,583 58
2009/03/22 - $35,103 -33% 194 $181   $17,066,686 59
2009/03/23 - $12,755 -64% 194 $66   $17,079,441 60
2009/03/24 - $13,851 +9% 194 $71   $17,093,292 61
2009/03/25 - $13,630 -2% 194 $70   $17,106,922 62
2009/03/26 - $13,907 +2% 194 $72   $17,120,829 63
2009/03/27 - $23,667 +70% 152 $156   $17,144,496 64
2009/03/28 - $34,971 +48% 152 $230   $17,179,467 65
2009/03/29 - $24,094 -31% 152 $159   $17,203,561 66
2009/03/30 - $8,915 -63% 152 $59   $17,212,476 67
2009/03/31 - $9,406 +6% 152 $62   $17,221,882 68
2009/04/01 - $8,371 -11% 152 $55   $17,230,253 69
2009/04/02 - $9,292 +11% 152 $61   $17,239,545 70
2009/04/03 - $13,750 +48% 101 $136   $17,253,295 71
2009/04/04 - $16,818 +22% 101 $167   $17,270,113 72
2009/04/05 - $11,719 -30% 101 $116   $17,281,832 73
2009/04/06 - $4,454 -62% 101 $44   $17,286,286 74
2009/04/07 - $6,191 +39% 101 $61   $17,292,477 75
2009/04/08 - $5,263 -15% 101 $52   $17,297,740 76
2009/04/09 - $5,684 +8% 101 $56   $17,303,424 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/23 7 $7,601,379   2,655 $2,863   $7,601,379 3
2009/01/30 10 $3,721,492 -51% 2,655 $1,402   $12,813,023 10
2009/02/06 20 $1,231,458 -67% 1,175 $1,048   $14,885,535 17
2009/02/13 29 $455,017 -63% 391 $1,164   $15,613,277 24
2009/02/20 36 $174,415 -62% 211 $827   $16,034,054 31
2009/02/27 36 $176,389 +1% 197 $895   $16,258,644 38
2009/03/06 30 $250,260 +42% 310 $807   $16,573,717 45
2009/03/13 33 $187,856 -25% 289 $650   $16,840,355 52
2009/03/20 34 $127,553 -32% 194 $657   $17,066,686 59
2009/03/27 33 $82,732 -35% 152 $544   $17,203,561 66
2009/04/03 48 $42,287 -49% 101 $419   $17,281,832 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/28/20094186,873 186,873$3,268,409$3,268,4091
7/5/20091085,330-54% 272,203$1,455,730$4,724,1392
7/12/20091746,075-46% 318,278$759,777$5,483,9153
7/19/20092539,976-13% 358,254$607,635$6,091,5514
7/26/20093029,723-26% 387,977$388,182$6,479,7335

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