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The Legend of Zorro (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $45,575,336Details
International Box Office $95,900,000
Worldwide Box Office $141,475,336
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

The year is 1850. After fighting to help California become the 31st state of the Union, Zorro promises his wife Elena that he will give up his secret identity and live a normal life as Alejandro de la Vega. But now, the same forces that conspired to keep California from becoming part of the United States are plotting to unleash a threat that has been 500 years in the making -- a threat that could change the course of history forever. Only Zorro can stop it by taking on the most dangerous mission of his life. But, if he does what he must, will it mean losing Elena forever?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
26% - Rotten
Audience
48% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$80,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 28th, 2005 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: January 31st, 2006 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Legend of Zorro, The
MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of violence/peril and action, language and a couple of suggestive moments
Running Time: 126 minutes
Franchise: Zorro
Comparisons: vs. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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Source:Remake
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,388 $140,887 Dec 16, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,196 $102,318 Dec 9, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,737 $295,041 Dec 2, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,341 $906,937 Nov 25, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,894 $2,355,095 Nov 18, 2005 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,076 $6,381,648 Nov 11, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,043 $10,023,822 Nov 4, 2005 10
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 386 $10,023,822 Nov 4, 2005 10
Biggest October Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 101 $16,328,506 Oct 28, 2005 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,079 $16,328,506 Oct 28, 2005 3
Widest Opening Weekend 301 3,520 Oct 28, 2005 3
Biggest October Day at the Domestic Box Office 217 $6,589,062 Oct 29, 2005 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,773 $6,589,062 Oct 29, 2005 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,684 $5,345,087 Oct 28, 2005 1

Cast

   Zorro/Alejandro
   Elena
Rufus Sewell    Armand
Nick Chinlund    Jacob McGivens
Julio Oscar Mechoso    Frey Felipe
Shuler Hensley    Pike
Michael Emerson    Harrigan
Adrian Alonso    Joaquin
Alberto Reyes    Brother Ignacio
Gustavo Sanchez Parra    Cortez
Giovanna Zacarias    Blanca
Carlos Cobos    Tabulador
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.    Governor Riley
Mary Crosby    Governor's Wife
Mauricio Bonet    Don Verdugo
Fernando Becerril    Don Diaz
Xavier Marc    Don Robau
Pepe Olivares    Phineas Gendler
Alexa Benedetti    Lupe
Tony Amendola    Father Quintero
Brandon Wood    Ricardo
Alejandro Galan    Constable
Leo Burmester    Col. Beauregard
Tina French    Peasant Woman
Rayo Rojas    Polo Attendant
Raul Mendez    Ferroq

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Walter F. Parkes
Producer    Laurie MacDonald
Producer    Lloyd Phillips
Screenwriter    Roberto Orci
Screenwriter    Alex Kurtzman
Story Creator    Roberto Orci
Story Creator    Alex Kurtzman
Story Creator    Ted Elliott
Story Creator    Terry Rossio
Executive Producer    Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer    Gary Barber
Executive Producer    Roger Birnbaum
Co-Producer    John Gertz
Director of Photography    Phil Meheux
Production Designer    Cecilia Montiel
Editor    Stuart Baird
Costume Designer    Graciela Mazon
Composer    James Horner

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November 9th, 2005

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November 2nd, 2005

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/10/28 2 $16,328,506   3,520 $4,639   $16,328,506 3
2005/11/04 4 $10,023,822 -39% 3,520 $2,848   $30,311,466 10
2005/11/11 7 $6,381,648 -36% 3,053 $2,090   $39,270,385 17
2005/11/18 9 $2,355,095 -63% 2,150 $1,095   $42,840,410 24
2005/11/25 18 $906,937 -61% 767 $1,182   $44,541,968 31
2005/12/02 23 $295,041 -67% 437 $675   $45,000,383 38
2005/12/09 30 $102,318 -65% 197 $519   $45,188,524 45
2005/12/16 24 $140,887 +38% 286 $493   $45,356,386 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/10/28 2 $5,345,087   3,520 $1,518   $5,345,087 1
2005/10/29 2 $6,589,062 +23% 3,520 $1,872   $11,934,149 2
2005/10/30 2 $4,394,357 -33% 3,520 $1,248   $16,328,506 3
2005/10/31 2 $1,205,000 -73% 3,520 $342   $17,534,000 4
2005/11/01 2 $1,000,000 -17% 3,520 $284   $18,522,000 5
2005/11/02 2 $870,000 -13% 3,520 $247   $19,403,000 6
2005/11/03 2 $882,444 +1% 3,520 $251   $20,287,644 7
2005/11/04 4 $2,922,064 +231% 3,520 $830   $23,209,708 8
2005/11/05 4 $4,408,900 +51% 3,520 $1,253   $27,618,608 9
2005/11/06 4 $2,692,858 -39% 3,520 $765   $30,311,466 10
2005/11/07 4 $568,065 -79% 3,520 $161   $30,879,531 11
2005/11/08 4 $628,570 +11% 3,520 $179   $31,508,101 12
2005/11/09 5 $535,955 -15% 3,520 $152   $32,044,056 13
2005/11/10 5 $840,000 +57% 3,520 $239   $32,888,737 14
2005/11/11 7 $2,287,291 +172% 3,053 $749   $35,176,028 15
2005/11/12 7 $2,608,993 +14% 3,053 $855   $37,785,021 16
2005/11/13 7 $1,485,364 -43% 3,053 $487   $39,270,385 17
2005/11/14 7 $313,129 -79% 3,053 $103   $39,583,514 18
2005/11/15 7 $326,432 +4% 3,053 $107   $39,909,946 19
2005/11/16 7 $288,800 -12% 3,053 $95   $40,198,746 20
2005/11/17 7 $286,569 -1% 3,053 $94   $40,485,315 21
2005/11/18 9 $708,899 +147% 2,150 $330   $41,194,214 22
2005/11/19 9 $1,018,254 +44% 2,150 $474   $42,212,468 23
2005/11/20 9 $627,942 -38% 2,150 $292   $42,840,410 24

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/10/28 2 $20,287,644   3,520 $5,764   $20,287,644 7
2005/11/04 4 $12,601,093 -38% 3,520 $3,580   $32,888,737 14
2005/11/11 7 $7,596,578 -40% 3,053 $2,488   $40,485,315 21
2005/11/18 10 $3,149,716 -59% 2,150 $1,465   $43,635,031 28
2005/11/25 19 $1,070,311 -66% 767 $1,395   $44,705,342 35
2005/12/02 23 $380,864 -64% 437 $872   $45,086,206 42
2005/12/09 31 $129,293 -66% 197 $656   $45,215,499 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/12/200610213,051 896,364$3,674,320$16,498,2602
2/19/200616103,396-51% 999,760$1,887,442$18,385,7033
2/26/200613124,890+21% 1,124,650$2,296,090$20,681,7934
3/5/20061799,500-20% 1,224,150$1,893,147$22,574,9395

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