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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,006,726Details
International Box Office $10,800,000
Worldwide Box Office $34,806,726
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Synopsis

Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew--Team Zissou--set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. A young airline co-pilot who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor, joins them on their voyage. They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 10th, 2004 (Limited) by Walt Disney
December 25th, 2004 (Expands Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: May 27th, 2014 by Criterion
MPAA Rating: R for language, some drug use, violence and partial nudity.
Running Time: 118 minutes
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Keywords: Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,439 $23,743 Feb 25, 2005 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,352 $44,950 Feb 18, 2005 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,152 $88,093 Feb 11, 2005 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,986 $147,179 Feb 4, 2005 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,762 $270,035 Jan 28, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,639 $527,088 Jan 21, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,347 $1,350,164 Jan 14, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,128 $2,744,639 Jan 7, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,048 $4,424,122 Dec 31, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,596 $4,547,181 Dec 24, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,713 $98,787 Dec 17, 2004 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,983 $113,085 Dec 10, 2004 3

Cast

   Steve Zissou
   Ned Plimpton
   Jane Winslett-Richardson
   Eleanor Zissou
   Klaus Daimler
   Hennessey
   Drakoulias
   Bill Ubell
Noah Taylor    Vladimir Wolodarsky
Seu Jorge    Pele Dos Santos
Robyn Cohen    Anne-Marie Sakowitz
Waris Ahluwala    Vikram Ray
Niels Koizumi    Bobby Ogata
Pawel Wdowczak    Renzo Pietro
Matthew Gray Gubler    Intern 1
Seymour Cassel    Esteban du Plantier
Antonio Monda    Festival Director
Isabella Blow    Antonia Cook
James Hamilton    Festival Photographer
Melanie Gerren    Mandeeza
Nazzareno Piana    Elderly Man
Rudd Simmons    Man In Yellow Shirt
Leonardo Giovannelli    Werner
Henry S.F. Cooper Jr.    Talk Show Host
Pietro Ragusa    Academic
Eric Chase Anderson    Air Kentucky Pilot
Robert Wilson    Air Kentucky Pilot
Don McKinnon    Air Kentucky Pilot
Alessio Santini    University Of North Alaska Intern
Paolo Sirignani    University Of North Alaska Intern
Andrew Weisell    University Of North Alaska Intern
Niccolo Senni    University Of North Alaska Intern
Andrea Guerra    University Of North Alaska Intern
Christiano Irrera    University Of North Alaska Intern
Vincenzo Recchia    University Of North Alaska Intern
Marco Ciarlitto    University Of North Alaska Intern
Tony Shafrazi    Larry Amin
Noah Baumbach    Phillip
Stefano Maria Ortolani    Italian Man In Audience
Sylvie Genin    French Woman In Audience
Jacques-Henri Lartigue    Lord Mandrake
Muzius Gordon Dietzmann    Javier
Gangyuan Xu    Cedric
Robin Scott    Hugo
Guglielmo Casciaro    Carl
Alessandro De Angelis    Hennessey Sailor
Andrea Bertone    Hennessey Sailor
Andriy Kachur    Hennessey Sailor
Roberto Salvi    Hennessey Sailor
Stefano Masciolini    Hennessey Sailor
Robert Sommer    Party Guest
Anna Orso    Party Guest
Ettore Conti    Party Guest
Robert Graham    Venezuelan General
Hal Yamanouchi    Chief Pirate
Conrado Mendoza Dolor    Pirate
Eduardo Bautista Grantuza    Pirate
Simeon Maragigak Agelion    Pirate
Walter Cajapao Casapao    Pirate
Honorato Ilao Reyes    Pirate
Roderick Magbay    Pirate
Demetreo Castillo    Pirate
Thomas Carwgal de la Pena    Pirate
Edwarren Bantungon    Pirate
Levi Mikael De Ramon    Pirate
Aries Corales    Pirate
Aries Dolor Ilagon    Pirate
Joseph de los Reyes    Pirate
Dennis Rayos Martinez    Pirate
Tatyo Yamanouchi    Pirate
Wai Tung Wong    Pirate
Ging Fang Zhu    Pirate
Francis Dokyi    Water Taxi Driver
Begni Bok Dong    Young Ogata
Daniel Acon    Former Team Zissou, Antarctica
Alexander Hamilton    Former Team Zissou, Antarctica

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Wes Anderson
Screenwriter    Noah Baumbach
Producer    Wes Anderson
Producer    Barry Mendel
Producer    Scott Rudin
Executive Producer    Rudd Simmons
Director of Photography    Robert Yeoman
Production Designer    Mark Friedberg
Editor    David Moritz
Costume Designer    Milena Canonero
Composer    Mark Mothersbaugh
Music Supervisor    Randall Poster
Casting Director    Douglas Aibel
Co-Producer    Enzo Sisti
Associate Producer    Daniel Beers
Assistant Director    Sam Hoffman
Assistant Director (Italy)    Inti Carboni
Second Unit Director    Roman Coppola
Unit Production Manager    Vito Colazzo
Supervising Art Director    Stefano Maria Ortolani
Art Director    Eugenio Ulissi
Art Director    Marco Trentini
Art Director    Simona Migliotti
Art Director    Giacomo Calo Carducci
Set Decorator    Gretchen Rau
Second Unit Photography    Stefano Falivene
Second Unit Photography (Marineland Antibes)    Margaux Bonhomme
Second Unit Photography (Marineland Antibes)    Laurent King
Underwater Photography    Pete Romano
Animation Photography    Patrick Sweeney
Additional Editor    Daniel R. Padgett
Production Sound Mixer    Pawel Wdowczak
Supervising Re-Recording Mixer    Gregory H. Watkins
Supervising Re-Recording Mixer    David Giammarco
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin E. Carpenter
Supervising Sound Editor    David Giammarco
Supervising Sound Editor    Scott A. Jennings
Sound Effects Editor    Jonathan A. Klein
Sound Effects Editor    Michael O'Farrell
Dialogue Editor    David V. Butler
Dialogue Editor    Kim Drummond
Key Makeup    Gino Tomagnini
Key Hairstylist    Maria Teresa Corridoni
Stunt Coordinator    Franco Salamon

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/12/10 27 $113,085   2 $56,543   $113,085 3
2004/12/17 31 $98,787 -13% 2 $49,394   $311,689 10
2004/12/24 9 $4,547,181 +4,503% 1,105 $4,115   $4,955,054 17
2004/12/31 11 $4,424,122 -3% 1,105 $4,004   $14,794,828 24
2005/01/07 10 $2,744,639 -38% 1,105 $2,484   $19,449,138 31
2005/01/14 19 $1,350,164 -51% 907 $1,489   $21,858,628 38
2005/01/21 21 $527,088 -61% 425 $1,240   $22,968,168 45
2005/01/28 28 $270,035 -49% 206 $1,311   $23,464,386 52
2005/02/04 35 $147,179 -45% 126 $1,168   $23,710,521 59
2005/02/11 45 $88,093 -40% 74 $1,190   $23,867,161 66
2005/02/18 52 $44,950 -49% 51 $881   $23,955,785 73
2005/02/25 62 $23,743 -47% 32 $742   $24,006,726 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/12/25 7 $2,405,132   1,103 $2,181   $2,405,132 16
2004/12/26 8 $2,117,400 -12% 1,103 $1,920   $4,955,054 17
2004/12/27 10 $1,514,000 -28% 1,103 $1,373   $6,469,000 18
2004/12/28 10 $1,340,000 -11% 1,105 $1,213   $7,809,000 19
2005/01/01 8 $2,067,396   1,105 $1,871   $13,428,721 23
2005/01/02 10 $1,366,107 -34% 1,105 $1,236   $14,794,828 24
2005/01/03 8 $623,000 -54% 1,105 $564   $15,418,000 25
2005/01/04 8 $438,000 -30% 1,105 $396   $15,856,000 26
2005/01/05 6 $423,000 -3% 1,105 $383   $16,279,000 27
2005/01/06 7 $425,000 n/c 1,105 $385   $16,704,000 28
2005/01/07 10 $900,000 +112% 1,105 $814   $17,600,000 29
2005/01/08 10 $1,156,530 +29% 1,105 $1,047   $18,733,333 30
2005/01/09 10 $715,805 -38% 1,105 $648   $19,449,138 31
2005/01/10 8 $268,000 -63% 1,105 $243   $19,717,000 32
2005/01/11 8 $293,000 +9% 1,105 $265   $20,010,000 33
2005/01/12 8 $249,000 -15% 1,105 $225   $20,259,000 34
2005/01/13 9 $249,000 n/c 1,105 $225   $20,508,000 35
2005/01/14 12 $600,000 +141% 907 $662   $21,100,000 36
2005/01/15 18 $540,160 -10% 907 $596   $21,456,975 37
2005/01/16 18 $401,653 -26% 907 $443   $21,858,628 38
2005/01/17 21 $261,955 -35% 907 $289   $22,120,583 39
2005/02/21 48 $9,674   51 $190   $23,965,459 74

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/12/10 25 $212,902   2 $106,451   $212,902 7
2004/12/17 27 $194,971 -8% 2 $97,486   $407,873 14
2004/12/24 10 $9,962,833 +5,010% 1,105 $9,016   $10,370,706 21
2004/12/31 10 $6,333,793 -36% 1,105 $5,732   $16,704,499 28
2005/01/07 10 $3,803,965 -40% 1,105 $3,443   $20,508,464 35
2005/01/14 19 $1,932,616 -49% 907 $2,131   $22,441,080 42
2005/01/21 21 $753,271 -61% 425 $1,772   $23,194,351 49
2005/01/28 29 $368,991 -51% 206 $1,791   $23,563,342 56
2005/02/04 36 $215,726 -42% 126 $1,712   $23,779,068 63
2005/02/11 43 $131,767 -39% 74 $1,781   $23,910,835 70
2005/02/18 51 $72,148 -45% 51 $1,415   $23,982,983 77
2005/02/25 68 $23,743 -67% 32 $742   $24,006,726 84

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