Ladder 49

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $74,541,707Details
International Box Office $27,791,141
Worldwide Box Office $102,332,848
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 Upright
Critics
40% - Rotten
Audience
82% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 1st, 2004 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: March 8th, 2005 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense fire and rescue situations, and for language
Keywords: Non-Chronological
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Releases for February 13, 2007

In terms of raw numbers, this isn't as busy a week as last, but there are a lot more releases worthy of discussing, including several that I rate highly. The short-lived series Grosse Pointe - The Complete Series - Buy from Amazon gets its wide release after being an Amazon exclusive since November. Half Nelson - Buy from Amazon comes up just in time for Oscar buzz to reach its peak. Meanwhile, ... So Goes the Nation - Buy from Amazon should get the political junkies all worked up. However, the clear winner of the DVD Pick of the Week is The Departed - 2-Disc Special Edition. My only concern is the likelihood of a super special edition coming out after it wins several Oscars. More...

Corrected - Ruling the International Box Office

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...

The Largest Yard

The Longest Yard opened in second place in Australia with $2.5 million. On the other hand, the film could only manage $750,000 on 260 screens in Mexico, not surprising since Adam Sandler has never been a big draw internationally, especially outside English speaking markets. More...

Late Figures Change Top Five

It was a slightly busier weekend as several studios were brave enough, or foolhardy enough to try and sandwich their film between the worldwide release of Revenge of the Sith and Batman Begins, which debuts in just 10 days. With War of the Worlds' worldwide release just two weeks after that, there's very little room for smaller films to survive. More...

Sith Steal the Show

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...

Incredibles Ride into the Sunset

After the Sunset stole top spot from The Incredibles on both the DVD and VHS rental charts, (the latter film did triumph on the sale charts.) The film, which only made $28.3 million during its entire domestic run, made $6.00 million in DVD rentals and $900,000 in VHS rentals. More...

France\'s $5 Million Baby

Million Dollar Baby performed brilliantly this week earning $8.8 million for an international total of $60 million, placing fourth on the international box office charts. In France the film dominated the marketplace with $4.94 million on 450 screens and in Germany the film earned $760,000 in semi-limited release (120 screens) for the best per screen average in the market. On the other hand, the film flopped in Slovakia where it missed the top ten in its debut. On the holdover front, the multi-Oscar winning front saw its weekend haul climb by 20% in Spain to $980,000 and it's still doing well in Australia, Italy and South Korea. More...

Competition is Super but Incredibles Stay at the Top

Despite three new films in the top five, The Incredibles continue their domination of the home market topping the DVD rentals with $6.97 million and $1.33 million in VHS sales. On the sales side it remains number one this week and in fact is the number one for sales for the year. More...

Incredible Start on the Home Market

As expected, The Incredibles topped the home market this week taking first place in DVD and VHS rentals, ($8.16 million and $1.48 million respectively) as well as DVD and VHS Sales. As mentioned last week, The Incredibles sold 5 million DVDs on its first day of release alone, however, no figure has been released for its weekly sales total. More...

Ladder Climbs to the Top

Ladder 49 topped both the DVD rental charts, ($8.39 million) and the VHS rental charts ($1.61 million) for $10.00 million total rentals for its first week of release. Granted, it was a slow week for releases as no other new release made it in the top twenty on combined rentals. More...

DVD Releases for March 8, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section including this week's winner, which I'll get to in a second. It was a strange week for DVD releases with only one recent wide release coming out this week, a few limited releases but it mostly TV on DVD. There were only a few releases that aroused my enthusiasm. Arguably the best release of the week is Xena - Warrior Princess - Season Six - Buy from Amazon but Popular - The Complete Second Season - Buy from Amazon is the release I'm more likely to pick up. More...

Twelve Tops the Best of the Rest

Ocean's Twelve may have dropped out of the top five, but it is still going strong with $4.5 million on 1400 screens in 35 markets for an international box office of $225.8 million so far. No new openings means the heist film had to rely on holdovers likes its $2.5 million during its third weekend in the U.K. and $1.4 million during its fifth week of release in Japan, finishing second in both those markets. More...

French Film Finishes Fifth

Iznogoud: Calife a la place du calife, a movie based on a Asterix and Obelix spin off of sorts, dominated the French box office taking in $7.1 million, more than double the second place film and more than a third of the top ten total. It is also enough to push it into the Top Five on the international scene, dropping Finding Neverland into sixth place. Unfortunately, like the several films made in the Asterix and Obelix series, this one is unlikely to make much of an impact outside the French speaking markets. More...

Fockers are Fabulous

A higher than expected opening in Spain and a lower than expected decline in the U.K. allowed Meet the Fockers to retain top spot on the international charts. The film opened first in a handful of markets, including a $4.7 million opening in Spain on 356 screens, $377,000 in Denmark, $352,000 in Taiwan and $275,000 in Israel. Its most prolific market continues to be the U.K. where the film brought in $8.5 million during its second weekend there; that's a 42% drop-off, which is a little high for the market, but not as high as expected given its huge start last weekend. That one market represented more than half of its weekend total of $16.3 million on 1700 screens in 28 markets for a running tally of $82.9 million. More...

Fockers Flatten Competition

Meet the Fockers open in the U.K. over the weekend with an astounding $14.8 million on 456, which is more than four times the original's earnings there in 2000. That figure was also more than 8 times the second place film , and more than half the market's total box office. Add in a handful of openings in other, mostly smaller markets and the film brought in $19.2 million on 1,700 screens in 15 markets for a $58.8 million total so far. More...

Ocean Steals International Box Office Crown Back

The International Box Office Race is certainly interesting, as Ocean's Twelve recaptured the lead this weekend with $14.4 million on 4,600 screens in 58 markets and now sits at $170.4 million internationally and $292.8 million worldwide. A large chunk of that total came from Japan, where the film earned $6.8 million (including sneak peaks) on 510 screens, while ending Howl's Moving Castle's nine week reign on top. While this was a strong performance, it was 20% lower that the original's debut in the same market. More...

Alexander Reigns over International Audiences

After a massive opening last week in Spain, Alexander took top spot on the international charts thanks to a strong opening in Italy, Brazil and Hong Kong. The film managed first place in all three markets with $3.87 million on 446 screens in Italy, $906,900 on 193 screens in Brazil and $275,244 on 30 screens in Hong Kong. Holdovers were not as kind to the Sword and Sandal epic as it dropped nearly 50% in the U.K., Spain and France. Overall the film brought in $14.5 million on 3600 screens in 51 markets for a running tally of $88 million. And while the film will easily cross $100 million internationally, which is roughly 3 times its domestic figure, it has to be looked at as a disappointment financially. More...

Twelve Takes Top Spot

The race for first in the international marketplace continued to be close with three films within a couple million of each other. Leading the way was Ocean's Twelve with $17.5 million on 5200 screens in 54 markets; the film's international total now sits at $137 million, slightly more than half of what Ocean's Eleven finished with. The heist film did open well in several markets, which mostly balances out severe drop-offs due to the post-holiday. For instance, the film opened well in South Korea with $2.1 million on 150 screens and debuted in first place in Argentina, ($500,000), Portugal, (with $720,000) and in the Philippines, ($370,000.) More...

Sharks Sink but Still Stay on Top

Despite a 45% drop in its weekend haul, Shark Tale was able easily able to earn it third first place finish on the international charts. Still early in its run, the film took home $16.2 million in 4,368 theatres in 24 markets pushing its total to $80.3 million internationally. Without any openings the film relied on strong holdovers like in the U.K. where it drop 39%, in France it was off 32% and 35% in Germany. More...

Sharks do a Double-Take

Thanks to mostly unopposed openings several more markets, Shark Tale was able to repeat as the international box office champ this week. Not only that, but its $29.6 million more than doubled its international tally prior to the start of the weekend as the film now sits at $56.2 million. The best opening of the weekend, and most likely of its international run, was in the U.K. where the film managed to take in $9.1 million, ($13.6 million if you include last week's previews.) In France the result was strong with $4.2 million but in the face of local competition, it could only manage $3.4 million in Germany. More...

Team America Sleeps with the Fishes

Unlike the summer, the fall has seen plenty of films hold up well in the face of new competition. This was the saving grace at the box office this week as neither new film made much of an impact. Even so, the overall box office dropped 9.3% from last week and a disturbing 14% from last year. Year to date 2004 is still maintaining its 4% lead over 2003, which is inline with ticket price increases. More...

Team America on the Offensive

Two films open wide this weekend, one has really wooden acting and the other stars marionettes. OK, that was a cheap joke. After a very strong start, October is starting to show signs of weakness and will probably see another small drop at the box office. More...

Sharks Kill Competition

For the first time in a month we saw a movie repeat on the top of the charts. Not only that, but Shark Tale held up better than expected. Even so, the overall weekend box was down 5.1% from last weekend, but down just 0.9% from last year. More...

Can Shark Stay on Top?

A trio of new films open wide this week, but none look likely to de-thrown Shark Tale as the weekend champ. Overall there should be a small drop at the box office, whether the drop will be large enough to push the weekend box office below 2003 level is up in the air. More...

Shark Start Goes Swimmingly

It's amazing what the turning of a page on a calendar can do for the movie industry. After a dismal September, October got off to a near record start. It goes without saying that the weekend box office was up significantly from last week, 58.9% to be more exact and the yearly comparison was also very impressive at 20.9% increase. However, the yearly comparison is a bit misleading as Shark Tale is probably the biggest movie to open this month, so the box office may have already peaked for the month. We'll have to wait till next week to see if this is a sign of newfound strength or just an aberration. More...

2004 Preview: October

October is generally a transition month. Not the dumping ground that September is, but without a major holiday, it's not as prosperous as November. Also, the month is usually good to horror movies for the obvious reason. One last note, the movie industry as a whole is in a bit of a slump right now, of the 11 films that opened wide in September, only 2 will beat expectations by any reasonable degree. This has caused me to downgrade some of my predictions, especially for earlier in the month. More...

Will October get off to a Scary Start?

Well, September is over so the industry can breathe a collective sigh of relief. And it couldn't end a moment too soon. How bad was September? Total box office for September was $423 million, the worst month in two years. And the majority of that box office came from holdovers released in previous months like Hero, which earned nearly $30 million during the month of September. Fortunately, the first weekend in October sees the release of what should be the first $100 million movie since The Village. More...

Movie Websites Launches for September 24 - September 30

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 Shark Tale - 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 20 - August 26

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 the winner for the week, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Official Site, which won also for CountOlaf.com. 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 May 28 - June 3

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 the winner for the week, Two Brothers - Official Site . If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

New Movie Release Dates


Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/01 2 $7,500,000   3,260 $2,301   $7,500,000 1
2004/10/02 2 $9,365,398 +25% 3,260 $2,873   $16,831,211 2
2004/10/03 2 $5,256,993 -44% 3,260 $1,613   $22,088,204 3
2004/10/04 2 $1,554,000 -70% 3,260 $477   $23,642,000 4
2004/10/05 2 $1,557,000 n/c 3,260 $478   $25,200,000 5
2004/10/06 2 $1,347,000 -13% 3,260 $413   $26,547,000 6
2004/10/07 2 $1,374,000 +2% 3,260 $421   $27,921,000 7
2004/10/08 3 $3,800,000 +177% 3,261 $1,165   $31,700,000 8
2004/10/09 3 $5,822,001 +53% 3,261 $1,785   $37,448,648 9
2004/10/10 3 $3,577,172 -39% 3,261 $1,097   $41,025,820 10
2004/10/11 3 $1,608,000 -55% 3,261 $493   $42,634,000 11
2004/10/12 3 $912,000 -43% 3,261 $280   $43,546,000 12
2004/10/13 3 $803,000 -12% 3,261 $246   $44,349,000 13
2004/10/14 3 $895,000 +11% 3,261 $274   $45,244,000 14
2004/10/15 5 $2,550,000 +185% 3,255 $783   $47,794,000 15
2004/10/16 5 $3,870,360 +52% 3,255 $1,189   $51,702,706 16
2004/10/17 6 $2,044,671 -47% 3,255 $628   $53,747,377 17
2004/10/18 5 $547,000 -73% 3,255 $168   $54,294,000 18
2004/10/19 5 $631,000 +15% 3,255 $194   $54,925,000 19
2004/10/20 5 $523,000 -17% 3,255 $161   $55,448,000 20
2004/10/21 5 $593,000 +13% 3,255 $182   $56,041,000 21
2004/10/22 6 $1,700,000 +187% 2,802 $607   $57,700,000 22
2004/10/23 6 $2,439,589 +44% 2,802 $871   $60,162,880 23
2004/10/24 6 $1,202,316 -51% 2,802 $429   $61,365,196 24
2004/10/25 6 $358,000 -70% 2,802 $128   $61,723,000 25
2004/10/26 5 $395,000 +10% 2,802 $141   $62,118,000 26
2004/10/27 6 $359,000 -9% 2,802 $128   $62,476,000 27
2004/10/28 6 $386,000 +8% 2,802 $138   $62,862,000 28
2004/10/29 8 $1,050,000 +172% 2,382 $441   $63,912,000 29
2004/10/30 7 $1,532,978 +46% 2,382 $644   $65,429,197 30
2004/10/31 8 $689,599 -55% 2,382 $290   $66,118,796 31
2004/11/01 8 $283,000 -59% 2,382 $119   $66,402,000 32
2004/11/02 8 $328,000 +16% 2,382 $138   $66,730,000 33
2004/11/03 8 $281,000 -14% 2,382 $118   $67,011,000 34
2004/11/04 8 $297,000 +6% 2,382 $125   $67,308,000 35
2004/11/05 9 $850,000 +186% 1,670 $509   $68,158,000 36
2004/11/06 9 $1,305,283 +54% 1,670 $782   $69,432,028 37
2004/11/07 9 $545,788 -58% 1,670 $327   $69,977,816 38
2004/11/08 10 $154,000 -72% 1,670 $92   $70,132,000 39
2004/11/09 7 $198,000 +29% 1,670 $119   $70,331,000 40
2004/11/10 9 $202,000 +2% 1,178 $171   $70,533,000 41
2004/11/11 9 $304,000 +50% 1,178 $258   $70,836,506 42
2005/01/17 35 $20,248   190 $107   $74,294,267 109
2005/02/21 79 $1,168   10 $117   $74,540,762 144

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/01 2 $22,088,204   3,260 $6,776   $22,088,204 3
2004/10/08 3 $13,105,177 -41% 3,261 $4,019   $41,025,820 10
2004/10/15 5 $8,503,420 -35% 3,255 $2,612   $53,747,377 17
2004/10/22 6 $5,324,148 -37% 2,802 $1,900   $61,365,196 24
2004/10/29 7 $3,256,363 -39% 2,382 $1,367   $66,118,796 31
2004/11/05 9 $2,670,778 -18% 1,670 $1,599   $69,977,816 38
2004/11/12 14 $1,202,533 -55% 830 $1,449   $72,039,039 45
2004/11/19 20 $394,375 -67% 445 $886   $72,734,485 52
2004/11/26 28 $179,932 -54% 249 $723   $73,067,237 59
2004/12/03 30 $106,495 -41% 217 $491   $73,225,095 66
2004/12/10 36 $51,856 -51% 160 $324   $73,318,811 73
2004/12/17 44 $34,146 -34% 104 $328   $73,381,280 80
2004/12/24 30 $92,121 +170% 255 $361   $73,527,901 87
2004/12/31 30 $165,335 +79% 255 $648   $73,870,841 94
2005/01/07 33 $161,094 -3% 241 $668   $74,108,717 101
2005/01/14 35 $108,006 -33% 190 $568   $74,274,019 108
2005/01/21 41 $68,564 -37% 160 $429   $74,389,198 115
2005/01/28 48 $46,510 -32% 101 $460   $74,463,263 122
2005/02/04 54 $26,617 -43% 67 $397   $74,506,526 129
2005/02/11 74 $11,856 -55% 29 $409   $74,528,997 136
2005/02/18 94 $4,176 -65% 10 $418   $74,539,594 143

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Cast

Joaquin Phoenix    Jack Morrison
John Travolta    Chief Kennedy
Robert Patrick    Lenny Richter
Jay Hernandez    Keith Perez
Morris Chestnut    Tommy Drake
Jacinda Barrett    Linda Morrison
Balthazar Getty    Ray Gauquin

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Jay Russell