Madagascar

Madagascar poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $193,595,521Details
International Box Office $362,964,045
Worldwide Box Office $556,559,566
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
55% - Rotten
Audience
67% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$75,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 27th, 2005 (Wide) by Dreamworks SKG
Video Release: November 15th, 2005 by Dreamworks Animated Video
MPAA Rating: PG for mild language, crude humor and some thematic elements
Running Time: 86 minutes
Franchise: Madagascar
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Animation, PDI

Cast

   Ales The Lion
   Marty The Zebra
   Melman The Giraffe
   Gloria the Hippo
Sacha Baron Cohen    King Julien
Cedric the Entertainer    Maurice
Andy Richter    Mort
Conrad Vernon    Mason
Cody Cameron    Willie
Christopher Knights    Private

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Mark Burton
Screenwriter    Billy Frolick
Screenwriter    Eric Darnell
Screenwriter    Tom McGrath
Producer    Mireille Soria
Co-Producer    Teresa Cheng
Cinematographer    H. Lee Peterson
Editor    H. Lee Peterson
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Production Designer    Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin
Art Director    Shannon Jeffries
Set Designer    Douglas Pierce
Character Supervisor    Milana Huang
Character Supervisor    Robert Vogt
Supervising Animator    Denis Couchon
Visual Effects Supervisor    Philippe Gluckman
Head Character Animator    Rex Grignon
Head of Layout    Ewan Johnson
Sound Mixer    Robert Renga
Sound Mixer    Craig Heath
Re-recording Mixer    Jim Bolt
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Nelson
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard L. Anderson
Casting Director    Leslee Feldman

DVD Releases for October 14, 2008 - Part I

The DVD Release Report finally comes out this week after a couple of delays. At least it is worth the wait as one of the most anticipated films of the year, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, comes out on both Two-Disc Collector's Edition and Blu-ray. This release is clearly the DVD Pick of the Week, on either format, while there are so many other releases that the list had to split into two. You can find the second part here. More...

DVD Releases for September 23, 2008 - Part I

Aaaahhhhhh! POP! ... That sound you just heard was my head exploding. This week we had a new record for spotlight reviews, and with TV on DVD kicking into high gear and summer blockbusters starting to come out soon, I don't think it will slow down. (Additionally, I have close to a dozen DVDs that arrived late, and I was only able to get to less than half of them for this week. So look for another huge batch next week.) As for the quality releases, there were a few that caught my eye, but none more than The Godfather Trilogy on Blu-ray. Sure, it doesn't push the high definition format, but this is the best these films have looked in decades and any film buff will want to have them in their collection. Meanwhile, last week's release of Duckman - Season One and Two also deserves to be awarded the DVD Pick of the Week. While there are not as many releases this week as last, there are so many spotlight reviews that the list had to be split into to. Part II can be found here. More...

Cowboys Produce another Nomination

It's guild day today as the Producers Guild of America nominations were announced this week. More...

3.7 Million are Virgins No More

The 40-Year Old Virgin not only did it lead the way on the rental chart bringing in $10.18 million in combined rentals, ($9.82 million from DVDs and $370,000 from VHS), but it also led the way in sales with 3.7 million units sold. Sales totaled $65 million in its opening week. To put this in perspective, the home market release made more than $75 million during its opening week, which is more than the film earned during its first three weeks of theatrical release. More...

Her Shoes Fall out of Fashion

Here's this week's round-up of international box office numbers.

In Her Shoes fell out of the top five this week with $3.95 million on 2,050 screens in 23 markets for a $30.60 million international box office. The film held up amazingly well in Spain, dropping just 8% to $810,000 on 290 screens, but it wasn't as fortunate in France where it lost more than half its opening, earning $400,000 on 293 screens, falling out of the top ten in the process. It suffered a similar fate during its third weekend in the U.K. where it was down 55% to $736,000 on 268 screens, but the film already has $7.06 million there, which is better than its domestic run if you take into account the relative sizes of the two markets. More...

War\'s World Leader

War of the Worlds easily won the race on the rental charts with $15.54 million in combined rentals, which is one of the best results of the year. This is more of a surprise than it may first seem, since people usually buy blockbusters like this and not rent them as much. More...

New Releases Score a Hat Trick on the Home Market

New releases finished one, two, three on the rental charts this week with Madagascar leading the way. The film earned $7.94 million in combined rentals, which was ahead of the second place film by just over half a million dollars. More...

Corpse Bridesmaid

The Corpse Bride missed the top five by the narrowest of narrow margins losing out to Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit $5.50 million to $5.45 million. The film earned its $5.45 million on 2586 screens in 28 markets pushing its total to $53.4 million total at the international box office. In South Korea the film fell 43% to $753,000 on 114 screens, which is better than average for the market. And the film is also doing well in Italy adding $764,000 on 268 screens to its $2.67 million running tally there, $700,000 in France for a $8 million box office, and $462,000 in Japan for a $7.0 million box office. More...

DVD Releases for November 15, 2005

It's another busy week, with several first run releases coming out. But it's a TV on DVD release that tops the list, and is the DVD Pick of the Week: Scrubs - The Complete Second Season. Also, That '70s Show - The Complete Third Season would rank a pretty close second. More...

Chicken\'s Little Start on the International Scene is Lucrative

Chicken Little started its international run with day-and-date debuts in 9 markets earning $5.54 million on 900 screens, just missing the top five in the process. Its best market was kid-friendly Mexico with $3.1 million on 600 screens, which is about on par with its opening domestically. On the other hand, the film broke records in Malaysia with $477,000 on 40 screens. Other results include a first place debuts in Russia with $1.1 million on 197 screens and in Taiwan with $463,000 on 18 screens, (including previews). More...

Zorro Steals the Show

With The Legend of Zorro earning a nearly worldwide release this past weekend, and the imminent release of another juggernaut, there was little room for other releases this weekend on the international scene. More...

Brothers are not so Grimm

The Brothers Grimm dropped just 35% during its second weekend in France adding $2.1 million to its $5.7 million total there. In Germany, the film performed a nearly the same level falling 36% to $950,000 over the weekend and $2.9 million during its run. Overall the film made $4 million for a $27.8 million runny tally and that places it fourth on this week's charts. While the film struggled domestically, it is doing quite a bit better on the international scene, and could show a profit sometime during its home market run. More...

Internationl Round-up: Company Nine Reaches $14 Million

Company 9 remained in first place in Russia, its home market, down just 13% to $4.3 million for a running total of $14.3 million, which is well ahead of Revenge of the Sith's final box office in the market (which was just shy of $10 million). More...

The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming!

Company 9 opened in its native market of Russia with a stunning $5.0 million over the weekend and $6.25 million including the midweek numbers, which is better than Revenge of the Sith's opening in that market. This also means there were two films that did so well in their local markets that they managed to place in the top five overall. More...

International Round-up: Red Eye Takes Off

Red Eye added another $3.7 million on 2,057 screens in 37 markets to its $22 million international total. The film opened in second place in both Spain with $850,000 on 215 screens and in the Netherlands with $250,000 on 59 ($300,000 including previews). More...

Charlie has his own Cinderella Story

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was able to remain in top spot on the international charts with $11.5 million on 4,113 screens in 53 markets for a running tally of $175 million internationally. Highlights this weekend include a trio of first place premieres in South Korea with $1.57 million on 106 screens, in Norway with $1.15 million on 97, and in Sweden with $534,000 on 125. Still, its best market in terms of raw dollars remains Japan where the film repeated at number one with $3.17 million on 359 screens, which was down 25% from last weekend, about average for the market. More...

Charlie\'s Second Place Streak Ends

After almost a month in second place, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was able to recapture first thanks primarily to a strong start in Japan and a relatively strong holdover in Australia. In Japan, the film opened in first place with $4.3 million on 338 screens, well ahead of the competition. In Australia, the film remained in second place with $3.2 million on 463 screens, down 41% from last weekend and almost five times the second placed film. It also opened in New Zealand, easily taking first place with $875,000 on 80 screens and remains a major player in the U.K. with $975,000 on 422 screens during its seventh weekend of release in that market. Overall Charlie and the Chocolate Factory earned $11.3 million on 4,100 screens in 49 markets this weekend for a $155.7 million running tally. Assuming the studio's share of the domestic box office was 66% and 50% of the international, which are fair assumptions, then the movie is just now starting to show a profit. However, this is better than many films, which have to wait until the home market before the studio recoups their costs, or in fact fail to recoup their costs. More...

Madagascar Makes a Comeback

Amazing openings in Italy and Scandinavia helped Madagascar jump back into the lead on the international charts with $11.6 million in 47 markets, which pushed its box office total to $291.5 million. Its biggest market was Italy, where the film benefited from the end of the slow summer session; with most theatres open again the film was able to grab $5.91 million over the weekend and $7.29 million if you include previews. Other first place openings included $1.45 million on 112 screens in Norway, $645,000 on 114 screens in Sweden, $600,000 on 82 screens in Denmark and $340,000 on 52 screens in Finland. The film has just a couple more markets left to open in, Thailand and the end of this month and Greece at the end of next month, but by then the film will have topped $300 million internationally and $500 million worldwide. More...

War Ends World Tour with a Blast

War of the Worlds opened in its last international market over the weekend making $3.0 million on 583 screens in China. That's about 10% more money that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith earned, but War of the Worlds needed nearly double the number of screens. Overall the film added $4.5 million to its $345 million international total, easily the second best of the year so far. More...

Island Still Leading International Destination

The Island again topped the international charts with a rather tepid $12.4 million on nearly 5000 screens in 44 markets over the weekend. With this week's haul the Sci-Fi flick has reached $84.8 million internationally, which is nearly $50 million more than it earned domestically, allowing it to top $100 million worldwide. This weekend the film opened in a couple of French speaking markets in Europe earning the number one spot in France with $3.4 million on 640 screens and $694,000 on 64 screens in Belgium. Holdovers were generally weak including a 45% tumble in both the U.K. to $1.37 million on 412 screens and Germany to $859,500 on 725. On the other hand, the film is still performing well in South Korea adding another $511,000 to its $20.47 million total in that single market, which would be like earning more than $300 million domestically given the relative size of the two markets. More...

International Tourists Flock to the Island

There are a lot of people at Dreamworks breathing a sigh of relief over this weeks international box office numbers. The Island, which was a huge bomb domestically, lead the international box office race with $13.9 million on 4200 screens in 33 markets. That's not a great result, but will probably save someone his or her job. Among its dozen or so debuts were second place finishes in the U.K. with $2.6 million on 413 screens, as well as a first place finish in Mexico with $1.91 million on 500 screens. Other openings include $1.2 million on 241 screens in Russia, $434,500 on 86 screens in the Netherlands, and $198,000 on 50 screens in Argentina. While holdovers were less impressive down 40% in Germany to $1.66 million, 55% in Spain to $1.13 million, and 55% in Australia to $435,000. Overall The Island has brought in $63 million internationally, almost a third of which came from South Korea at $19 million, including another $1 million this weekend. More...

British Sweet-tooth Keeps Charlie on Top

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had a reasonable drop-off during its second weekend in the U.K., which helped it maintain its first place position on the international charts with $14.36 million on more than 2,500 screens in 23 markets. In the U.K. the film fell 42% to $7.91 million for the weekend and a $34.6 million running tally, which is about 10% more than War of the Worlds's take during the same time period. There were no major opens this weekend, but it did score first place finishes in a handful of midlevel markets, Taiwan with $720,200 on 63 screens, Philippines with $330,000 on 30, and Argentina with $209,400 on 47. It is still very early in the film's run, but it has so far amassed $67.2 million internationally and $236 million worldwide and is quickly climbing the yearly charts. More...

Charlie Savors Sweet Victory

Thanks almost entirely to a massive opening in the U.K., Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was able to top the international box office charts with $19.8 million on 2300 screens in 15 markets over the weekend. It's biggest draw was in the U.K. at $14.1 million on 531 screens, which was more than the total made by the second place movie. That is on par with War of the Worlds's opened a couple of weeks ago and should lead to a $40 million to $45 million total in that market alone. And that should come as a bit of a relief to the studio since the film was monstrously expensive to make and it will need a strong showing internationally to make a profit. Other openings this weekend include a first place, $1.43 million debut in just 47 theatres in Mexico, which was more than double its nearest competitor. Holdovers continued to help Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's international campaign adding $2.37 million during its third weekend in France to its $12.8 million running tally there. Overall the film now has $36.3 million internationally and could finish its run north of $300 million. More...

Madagascar is Fantastic on the International Stage

It was a close race for top spot on the international charts this weekend but Madagascar just managed to pull ahead when the final figures were announced. The film added $24.6 million this weekend to its $190 million international total, including an incredible performances in both Germany and South Korea. The film was down just 14% during its second weekend adding $7.5 million to its $20.5 million running tally, if the film continues to show strong legs is could beat Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith in the market. In south Korea the film rose by 14% to $2.65 million for the week and $5.41 million during its tun. Things weren't quite as rosy in the U.K. where the film dropped by 40% to $5.7 million for a total of $19.7 million so far. The film remained in first place in both Hong Kong, ($574,000) and Taiwan, ($375,000) while its only opening was in Venezuela where the film earned $360,000. More...

Madagascar Makes its Move

Unlike so many day-and-date worldwide openings, Madagascar went the few markets at a time route, but still managed to reach the top of the international charts this weekend with $31 million on 5,100 screens. Most of that came from openings in both the U.K. ($9.7 million on 505 screens) and Germany ($8.5 million on 800). The film also opened in South Korea, but failed to topple War of the Worlds, finishing second with $2.375 million in 301 theaters over the weekend and $2.69 million overall. The film led in a couple of other Asian markets, taking in $1.35 million on 80 screens in Taiwan and in Hong Kong it brought in $1.2 million on 50 screens since its release on Thursday. Overall the film now has brought in $143 million internationally and $327 million worldwide. More...

The Smiths\' Honeymoon in Asia Continues

Mr. and Mrs. Smith continues its excellent run in Asia with a $2.2 million opening in 450 theatres in China. The film also added $1.8 million in South Korea for an $18 million running total in that market, (although it was pushed out of the top spot in that market. Overall the film made $4 million pushing its total to $117 million internationally and $275 million worldwide. More...

Worldwide Invasions Shows Signs of Weakness

War of the Worlds again finished on top of the international charts this weekend, but fell further than one would expect in many markets, mostly major markets. In the U.K. it dropped 51% to $7.49 million, down 49% in Spain to $2.9 million, down 47% in Australia to $2.68 million, 46% in Italy to $2.3 million, and down 44% in Germany to $3.7 million. The film also fell 37% in Japan to $5.2 million, which is very high for the market even taking into account the new competition. War of the Worlds also had a few new releases this weekend and overall they were very impressive, especially in South Korea where the film made $8.5 million in 300 theatres since its release on Thursday; compare that to the $3.8 million Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith opened with. On the other hand, War of the Worlds only brought in $11 million in 848 theatres in France, less than half the $22.3 million Sith made and the same was true in Sweden, ($2.7 million on 130 screens vs. $1.1 million on 88.) The film also opened in Belgium with $1.5 million in 85 theatres and Portugal earning $750,000 in 70, both on par with the summer's other blockbuster. Overall War of the Worlds added $60.5 million in 6,300 theatres pushing its international total to $201 million. More...

Worldwide War

War of the Worlds made its worldwide debut on Wednesday bringing in $13.35 million on that day alone and $102.5 million on 8000 screens in 78 markets in its first five days. Compared to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, War of the Worlds made almost 30% less over the same period, and nearly 20% lower than the earlier 5-day record of $125.7 million set by The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Its best single market was Japan where the film made $15.5 million on 765, but the U.K. was close behind with $15.2 million on 507 screens. War of the Worlds beat Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith in a few markets, (Hong Kong, $1.7 million vs. $1.2 million) Taiwan, ($1.0 million vs. $500,000) and Russia, ($3.7 million vs. $3.2 million.) However, in many other major markets the film was far behind including Spain ($9.7 million vs. $7.7 million), Australia, ($10.4 million vs. $5.9 million), and Germany, ($17.8 million vs. $7.3 million.) More...

Box Office Fights a Losing War

It was a very predictable weekend at the box office as four of the top five films finished within $1 million or so within expectations, at least over the first 3 days. Monday was another story as several films missed predictions. And as expected, the overall box office was down again on a year-to-year comparison -- and that's now for 19 weeks in a row. But first some good news, the 3-day portion of the weekend saw an 11.1% increase from last weekend, which is not all that great taking into account the holiday on Monday. On a yearly comparison the 3-day weekend was down 14.6% while the 4-day weekend was down an incredible 23%. Year-to-date 2005 has now brought in $4.313 billion, 8.4% behind 2004, while the summer is down 11.7% at $1.813 billion so far. More...

Independence Day Long Weekend

As with all long weekends, July Fourth will cause a one day delay in both Weekend Wrap-up and the Per Theatre Charts. They will be published on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. In the meantime, here are the studio estimates for the Top Ten, both over the 3-day weekend and the 4-day weekend. More...

Batman Stays Strong after Slow Start

Batman Begins didn't see the sharp drop-off many had feared after its soft opening last weekend slipping by a reasonable 36%. Its best market continued to be the U.K. where the film added $5.1 million on 516 screens to its $16.7 million running tally. Other strong holdovers include Australia at $2.1 million, France at $1.96 million, and Mexico with $1.94 million. The film had a few openings over the weekend managing second place in South Korea with $2.1 million on 201 screens, $430,000 in Indonesia, and $388,000 in Portugal. Overall Batman Begins made $26.7 million on 8,350 screens in 85 markets for an international tally of $83.4 million, while its worldwide box office climbed above $200 million. That's not up to initial expectations, but still impressive. More...

Beginning Below Expectations

Batman Begins opened worldwide in a day-and-date release but it's international fortunes were no better than its domestic. The film was easily the number one movie on the international scene with $41.7 million on 8,000 screens in 73 markets. Compared to other international hits this year, Batman Begins' debut is softer than Kingdom of Heaven, ($53.8 million on 6500 screens in 100 markets) and not that much above last week's champ, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which wasn't even a worldwide release, ($32 million on 3,600 screens in 35 markets.) It's best market was the U.K. at $7.8 million, but the film also did well in Mexico, ($4.2 million over five days) and France, ($3 million.) On the other hand, in Australia the film finished in second place to Madagascar, ($3,223,600 to $3,578,000) and the same happened in both Spain and Holland, but box office numbers from those markets are unavailable at the moment. Overall the film performed below expectations, but well enough that it should show a profit before it reaches the home market. More...

Box Office Comes Closer to Snapping Slump

With both new films failing to live up to expectations, we saw yet another weekend with lower box office numbers. The total box office was down by 5.67% compared to last weekend. Early predictions had the comparison to the same weekend last year almost too close to call, and final results didn't clear matters up. Right now, we have this weekend down from the comparable weekend last year by a mere 0.82%. However, late numbers from limited releases that are not tracked by the big companies will push this weekend's number higher, but probably not the $1.2 million it needed lift it above last year. That makes this the 17th weekend in a row of declines on the year-to-year comparison, a new and dubious record. Year-to-date, 2005 has brought in $3.841 billion in box office revenue, down 6.6% from the same time last year. The Summer numbers are even worse at $1.34 billion; that's the worst start since 2001 and down 8.1% from last year. 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...

Dark Times for the Dark Knight

It looks like the near universal enthusiasm for this weekend's box office needs to be toned down a bit after Wednesday's disappointing opening by Batman Begins. Even so, the weekend should still be strong enough to break the slump the year-to-year comparisons are struggling with. Which means for the first time in nearly four months 2005 will gain ground on 2004. More...

Smiths a Smash Hit, Box Office Still Slow

Despite the number one film beating expectations by $10 million, the box office is still struggling. First the good news: the weekend numbers were 9.6% higher than last weekend. But more importantly they were 9.7% lower than the same weekend last year. Overall 2005 is 10.3% lower for the Summer at $1.121 billion, and 7.2% lower for the year at $3.621 billion. One bit of good news: should Batman Begins meet market expectations we should see the first weekend of yearly growth in almost four months. More...

Somebody Put a Hit on the Box Office - Update!

It's another crowded weekend with four wide releases, well, four if you stretch the definition of wide slightly. There's only one saturation level release (3,000 or more theaters), and two of the new films couldn't crack 2,000. To top things off, at the moment not one of these films is earning overall positive reviews. Even so, we should see a significant increase in the total box office compared to last weekend, but there is likely going to be another drop-off on a year-to-year basis. More...

Sith Still Dominating International, Hits Yet Another Milestone

Revenge of the Sith's drop-offs were much shallower this weekend, which helped the film reach another milestone. Overall the added $38.5 million on 10,586 screens in 105 markets, pushing its international number to $308.4 million, virtually tied with its domestic total. The film is now in the Top 40 on the all-time international charts and Top 30 on the all-time worldwide charts. Compared to the rest of the Star Wars films, Revenge of the Sith is already ahead of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and should top Attack of the Clones by this time next week. It has a reasonable shot at eventually toppling A New Hope, but unless something freaky happens The Phantom Menace will remain the highest grossing entry in the franchise. (Which is ironic, since it is widely regarded as the weakest film.) More...

Box Office Goes Mad

This past weekend was arguably the worst weekend at the box office all year, maybe not in terms of raw dollars, but certainly in terms of drop-offs. None of the new films could match expectations, which helped lead to a 28.38% drop-off from last weekend. Now a post-holiday drop-off is expected, but 28.38%! Even worse, the weekend was down 30.25% from the same time last year. 30.25%! Year-to-date, 2005 has brought in $3.43 billion at the box office, which is 6.7% behind 2004 during the same time frame. And with the later half of 2005 looking weaker, there's little hope it will turn things around. 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 Aim for Trilogy of Wins

Three new wide releases enter a crowded marketplace this week, but it's unlikely any of them will unseat current champ, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The biggest box office hit of the year has more to worry about from fellow holdover Madagascar than any of the new films. On a sad note, despite the number of strong contenders at the box office, analysts expect another drop-off from this time last year when Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban set records. More...

Sith Still has Stranglehold on Per Theater Charts

Repeating on top on the Per Theater Charts is tough, especially for a saturation level release like Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. This week the overall chart topper earned an average of $15,071 in its 3,663 theaters, which put it ahead of the third place film, The Longest Yard, which managed $13,100. The only limited release to crack the $10,000 club was Saving Face with $75,000 in 6 theaters for a $12,517 average. Lastly, we have Madagascar with $11,432. More...

Sith Snag Second First Place Finish

It was a good Memorial Day Long Weekend. Good, but not great. The four-day weekend saw $230 million in total ticket sales, 7.2% below the record $248.7 million sold last year. The three-day weekend was even worse at $183 million, 12.5% below 2004. Year-to-date 2005 has brought in $3.248 billion in total box office revenue, which is 5.6% behind 2004's pace. On a positive note, weekday numbers are ahead of last year, which is mitigating the problem. More...

Sith Should Have Memorable Weekend

Ah, Memorial Day Long Weekend, the busiest weekend at the movies in the whole year. Last year nearly a quarter of a billion dollars were spent on tickets during the four days and its economic impact is even greater. More than 30 million people will check out a movie this weekend, and each and every one of those will be inundated by ads for upcoming movies, trailers, posters, standees, ads on the popcorn bucket, ads on the drinks, etc. All that advertising will be a huge boost to upcoming films and will undoubtedly help jumpstart the summer. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 19 - May 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 this week's winner, Cinderella Man - Official Site. More...

2005 Preview: May

May! The beginning of the lucrative Summer Box Office Season! I know what you're thinking, summer doesn't really begin till mid-June, but for the movie industry summer official begins on the Memorial Day long weekend, and just between you and me, it unofficial begins on the first full weekend of the month. So that means every weekend there's a monster release - one that has people excited since it was first announced. This month such films include Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and ... hold on a second, I'll think of another ... Nope. That's pretty much the only monster film being released this May. Don't get me wrong, every week there's a potential $100 million hit being released, but that's nothing compared to 2003 when 4 films released in May hit $200 million and two others made $100 million. More...

Movie Website Launches for April 15 - April 21

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, Kicking and Screaming - Official Site. More...

Movie Websites Launches for April 1 - April 7

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, Yes - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Launches and Updates for March 11 - March 17

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, Ice Princess - 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 February 18 - February 24

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, Dust to Glory - 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 December 17 - December 23

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/05/27 3 $13,947,637   4,131 $3,376   $13,947,637 1
2005/05/28 2 $17,858,596 +28% 4,131 $4,323   $31,806,233 2
2005/05/29 2 $15,418,361 -14% 4,131 $3,732   $47,224,594 3
2005/05/30 2 $13,787,536 -11% 4,131 $3,338   $61,012,130 4
2005/05/31 3 $3,835,000 -72% 4,131 $928   $64,847,000 5
2005/06/01 2 $3,776,231 -2% 4,131 $914   $68,623,633 6
2005/06/02 2 $3,643,923 -4% 4,131 $882   $72,267,556 7
2005/06/03 2 $8,095,716 +122% 4,142 $1,955   $80,363,272 8
2005/06/04 1 $11,603,462 +43% 4,142 $2,801   $91,966,734 9
2005/06/05 1 $8,411,057 -28% 4,142 $2,031   $100,377,791 10
2005/06/06 1 $2,548,529 -70% 4,142 $615   $102,926,320 11
2005/06/07 1 $2,674,679 +5% 4,142 $646   $105,600,999 12
2005/06/08 1 $2,776,311 +4% 4,142 $670   $108,377,310 13
2005/06/09 1 $2,856,223 +3% 4,142 $690   $111,233,533 14
2005/06/10 2 $4,868,461 +70% 3,929 $1,239   $116,101,994 15
2005/06/11 2 $7,041,037 +45% 3,929 $1,792   $123,143,031 16
2005/06/12 2 $5,271,303 -25% 3,929 $1,342   $128,414,334 17
2005/06/13 2 $1,931,120 -63% 3,929 $492   $130,345,454 18
2005/06/14 2 $1,947,949 +1% 3,929 $496   $132,293,403 19
2005/06/15 3 $1,843,870 -5% 3,929 $469   $134,137,273 20
2005/06/16 3 $1,957,248 +6% 3,929 $498   $136,094,521 21
2005/06/17 3 $3,289,294 +68% 3,533 $931   $139,383,815 22
2005/06/18 3 $4,241,156 +29% 3,533 $1,200   $143,624,971 23
2005/06/19 4 $3,206,875 -24% 3,533 $908   $146,831,846 24
2005/06/20 3 $1,450,652 -55% 3,533 $411   $148,282,498 25
2005/06/21 3 $1,484,853 +2% 3,533 $420   $149,767,351 26
2005/06/22 4 $1,547,369 +4% 3,533 $438   $151,314,720 27
2005/06/23 4 $1,441,605 -7% 3,533 $408   $152,756,325 28
2005/06/24 6 $2,209,018 +53% 2,948 $749   $154,965,343 29
2005/06/25 6 $2,921,237 +32% 2,948 $991   $157,886,580 30
2005/06/26 6 $2,304,662 -21% 2,948 $782   $160,191,242 31
2005/06/27 5 $1,237,662 -46% 2,948 $420   $161,429,214 32
2005/06/28 5 $1,387,560 +12% 2,948 $471   $162,816,774 33
2005/06/29 6 $1,307,589 -6% 2,948 $444   $164,124,363 34
2005/06/30 6 $1,330,000 +2% 2,948 $451   $165,454,000 35
2005/07/01 6 $1,819,786 +37% 2,526 $720   $167,249,279 36
2005/07/02 6 $1,957,979 +8% 2,526 $775   $169,207,258 37
2005/07/03 6 $1,665,573 -15% 2,526 $659   $170,872,831 38
2005/07/04 6 $1,258,246 -24% 2,526 $498   $172,131,077 39
2005/07/05 6 $1,028,533 -18% 2,526 $407   $173,159,610 40
2005/07/06 6 $1,097,687 +7% 2,526 $435   $174,257,297 41
2005/07/07 6 $992,870 -10% 2,526 $393   $175,250,167 42
2005/07/08 8 $1,387,057 +40% 2,162 $642   $176,637,224 43
2005/07/09 8 $1,572,369 +13% 2,162 $727   $178,209,593 44
2005/07/10 8 $1,049,627 -33% 2,162 $485   $179,259,220 45
2005/07/11 8 $547,397 -48% 2,162 $253   $179,806,617 46
2005/07/12 8 $637,608 +16% 2,162 $295   $180,444,225 47
2005/07/13 8 $675,459 +6% 2,162 $312   $181,119,684 48
2005/07/14 8 $655,201 -3% 2,162 $303   $181,774,885 49
2005/07/15 10 $613,788 -6% 1,779 $345   $182,388,673 50
2005/07/16 10 $884,087 +44% 1,779 $497   $183,272,760 51
2005/07/17 9 $810,294 -8% 1,779 $455   $184,083,054 52
2005/07/18 10 $356,873 -56% 1,779 $201   $184,439,927 53
2005/07/19 10 $376,453 +5% 1,779 $212   $184,816,380 54
2005/07/20 10 $353,805 -6% 1,779 $199   $185,170,185 55
2005/07/21 10 $370,000 +5% 1,779 $208   $185,531,031 56
2005/09/05 22 $125,920   453 $278   $191,591,306 102
2005/10/10 30 $29,856   252 $118   $193,166,575 137

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/05/27 3 $47,224,594   4,131 $11,432   $47,224,594 3
2005/06/03 1 $28,110,235 -40% 4,142 $6,787   $100,377,791 10
2005/06/10 2 $17,180,801 -39% 3,929 $4,373   $128,414,334 17
2005/06/17 3 $10,737,325 -38% 3,533 $3,039   $146,831,846 24
2005/06/24 6 $7,434,917 -31% 2,948 $2,522   $160,191,242 31
2005/07/01 6 $5,443,338 -27% 2,526 $2,155   $170,872,831 38
2005/07/08 8 $4,009,053 -26% 2,162 $1,854   $179,259,220 45
2005/07/15 10 $2,308,169 -42% 1,779 $1,297   $184,083,054 52
2005/07/22 14 $1,199,205 -48% 1,101 $1,089   $186,730,236 59
2005/07/29 17 $565,142 -53% 663 $852   $188,238,726 66
2005/08/05 19 $406,050 -28% 489 $830   $189,114,004 73
2005/08/12 24 $330,015 -19% 327 $1,009   $189,788,036 80
2005/08/19 27 $251,782 -24% 363 $694   $190,252,852 87
2005/08/26 21 $446,640 +77% 483 $925   $190,832,874 94
2005/09/02 23 $451,060 +1% 453 $996   $191,465,386 101
2005/09/09 26 $295,723 -34% 373 $793   $191,952,758 108
2005/09/16 28 $273,073 -8% 324 $843   $192,342,140 115
2005/09/23 26 $241,883 -11% 323 $749   $192,664,956 122
2005/09/30 29 $186,301 -23% 292 $638   $192,933,489 129
2005/10/07 35 $136,683 -27% 252 $542   $193,136,719 136

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/12/20063058,348 484,049$1,166,377$9,225,47513
2/19/20061971,928+23% 555,977$1,437,841$10,663,31614
2/26/20062944,384-38% 600,361$887,236$11,550,55215
11/9/20081269,481 1,855,618$1,006,592$32,346,346156
11/16/200814103,964+50% 1,959,582$1,496,208$33,842,554157
11/23/20082163,582-39% 2,023,164$914,157$34,756,711158
2/8/20091687,461 2,218,675$1,263,488$37,443,347169
2/15/200910110,971+27% 2,329,646$1,138,119$38,581,466170
3/29/20091653,815 2,445,028$591,427$40,072,306176
4/5/20092141,505-23% 2,486,533$456,140$40,528,446177
4/12/200913338,757+716% 2,825,290$3,722,939$44,251,385178
8/9/2009967,873 2,908,251$455,598$44,928,974195
4/4/20102958,641 3,001,520$551,155$45,967,606229
6/10/20122036,491 3,146,593$373,226$47,779,452343

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/21/2012198,893 70,399$176,260$1,519,149362

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