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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $93,926,386Details
International Box Office $118,985,751
Worldwide Box Office $212,912,137
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  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
85% - Certified Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$135,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 14th, 2003 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: April 20th, 2004 by Fox Home Entertainment, released as Master and Commander - The Far Side of the World
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense battle sequences, related images, and brief language
Running Time: 139 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox, Miramax Films, Universal Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 381 $5,130 May 7, 2004 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 388 $8,441 Apr 30, 2004 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 360 $19,870 Apr 23, 2004 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 347 $37,145 Apr 16, 2004 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 341 $56,339 Apr 9, 2004 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 283 $102,396 Apr 2, 2004 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 320 $116,948 Mar 26, 2004 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 328 $148,656 Mar 19, 2004 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 364 $175,263 Mar 12, 2004 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 393 $201,856 Mar 5, 2004 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 310 $324,195 Feb 27, 2004 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 235 $575,589 Feb 20, 2004 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 160 $1,055,629 Feb 13, 2004 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 144 $1,339,567 Feb 6, 2004 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 95 $2,106,759 Jan 30, 2004 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 722 $355,772 Jan 23, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 721 $479,019 Jan 16, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 804 $624,874 Jan 9, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 745 $1,117,880 Jan 2, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,031 $1,160,829 Dec 26, 2003 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,255 $1,500,514 Dec 19, 2003 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,278 $2,381,479 Dec 12, 2003 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,246 $3,722,008 Dec 5, 2003 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 371 $12,408,731 Nov 28, 2003 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 629 $52,100,000 Nov 21, 2003 13
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 548 $15,213,896 Nov 21, 2003 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 978 $6,313,790 Nov 16, 2003 3
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 120 $25,105,990 Nov 14, 2003 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 587 $25,105,990 Nov 14, 2003 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 894 $25,105,990 Nov 14, 2003 3
Widest Opening Weekend 682 3,101 Nov 14, 2003 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 243 $10,739,423 Nov 15, 2003 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 724 $10,739,423 Nov 15, 2003 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 891 $8,156,000 Nov 14, 2003 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,926 3.08 Nov 14, 2003 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,194 32.5% Nov 14, 2003 1

Cast

   Captain Jack Aubrey
   Dr. Stephen Maturin
Billy Boyd    Barrett Bonden
James D'Arcy    1st Lt. Tom Pullings
Edward Woodall    2nd Lt. William Mowett
Lee Ingleby    Hollom
George Innes    Joe Plaice
Mark Lewis Jones    Mr. Hogg
Chris Larkin    Captain Howard, Royal Marines
Richard McCabe    Mr. Higgins
Robert Pugh    Mr. Allen
David Threlfall    Killick
Max Pirkis    Lord Blakeney
Ian Mercer    Mr. Hollar
Max Benitz    Peter Calamy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Peter Weir
Screenwriter    John Collee
Based on the novels by    Patrick O'Bryan
Producer    Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
Producer    Peter Weir
Producer    Duncan Henderson
Executive Producer    Alan B. Curtiss
Co-Producer    Meyer Gottieb
Co-Producer    Todd Arnow
Cinematographer    Russell Boyd
Editor    Lee Smith
Composer    Iva Davies
Composer    Christopher Gordon
Composer    Richard Tognetti
Production Designer    William Sandell
Supervising Art Director    Bruce Crone
Supervising Art Director    Mark Mansbridge
Art Director    Hector Romero
Set Designer    Carlos Benassini
Set Designer    William Hiney
Set Designer    Mark Hitchler
Set Designer    Kevin Ishioka
Set Designer    Manuel Martinez
Set Designer    Nick Navarro
Set Designer    William Taliaferro
Set Decorator    Robert Gould
Costume Designer    Wendy Stites
Sound    Arthur Rochester
Sound Designer    Richard King
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard King
Visual Effects Supervisor    Stefen Fangmeier
Visual Effects Supervisor    Nathan McGuinness
Stunt Coordinator    Doug Coleman
Stunt Coordinator    Daniel W. Barringer
Assistant Director    Alan B. Curtiss
Assistant Director    Rafael Cuevo
Second Unit Director    David Ellis
Second Unit Director    Malcolm McDowell
Second Unit Camera    Sandi Sissel
Second Unit Camera    Kim Batterham
Casting Director    Mary Selway
Casting Director    Fiona Weir

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/11/14 2 $25,105,990   3,101 $8,096   $25,105,990 3
2003/11/21 4 $15,213,896 -39% 3,101 $4,906   $47,279,725 10
2003/11/28 5 $12,408,731 -18% 2,703 $4,591   $66,632,517 17
2003/12/05 9 $3,722,008 -70% 2,344 $1,588   $72,555,668 24
2003/12/12 11 $2,381,479 -36% 1,623 $1,467   $76,192,090 31
2003/12/19 12 $1,500,514 -37% 1,050 $1,429   $78,522,124 38
2003/12/26 19 $1,160,829 -23% 751 $1,546   $80,688,206 45
2004/01/02 19 $1,117,880 -4% 701 $1,595   $83,006,144 52
2004/01/09 21 $624,874 -44% 423 $1,477   $84,016,741 59
2004/01/16 22 $479,019 -23% 306 $1,565   $84,726,035 66
2004/01/23 26 $355,772 -26% 235 $1,514   $85,299,861 73
2004/01/30 16 $2,106,759 +492% 1,118 $1,884   $87,568,647 80
2004/02/06 17 $1,339,567 -36% 1,101 $1,217   $89,605,191 87
2004/02/13 16 $1,055,629 -21% 547 $1,930   $91,065,299 94
2004/02/20 22 $575,589 -45% 382 $1,507   $92,076,134 101
2004/02/27 25 $324,195 -44% 233 $1,391   $92,569,819 108
2004/03/05 32 $201,856 -38% 200 $1,009   $92,896,473 115
2004/03/12 33 $175,263 -13% 198 $885   $93,143,778 122
2004/03/19 35 $148,656 -15% 207 $718   $93,374,871 129
2004/03/26 34 $116,948 -21% 171 $684   $93,557,809 136
2004/04/02 34 $102,396 -12% 163 $628   $93,705,590 143
2004/04/09 48 $56,339 -45% 102 $552   $93,802,409 150
2004/04/16 49 $37,145 -34% 65 $571   $93,864,607 157
2004/04/23 66 $19,870 -47% 38 $523   $93,902,719 164
2004/04/30 94 $8,441 -58% 24 $352   $93,917,946 171
2004/05/07 94 $5,130 -39% 12 $428   $93,926,386 178

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/11/14 1 $8,156,000   3,101 $2,630   $8,156,000 1
2003/11/15 2 $10,739,423 +32% 3,101 $3,463   $18,792,200 2
2003/11/16 2 $6,313,790 -41% 3,101 $2,036   $25,105,990 3
2003/11/17 1 $1,863,000 -70% 3,101 $601   $26,969,000 4
2003/11/18 1 $1,901,000 +2% 3,101 $613   $28,869,000 5
2003/11/19 1 $1,665,000 -12% 3,101 $537   $30,535,000 6
2003/11/20 1 $1,531,000 -8% 3,101 $494   $32,066,000 7
2003/11/21 4 $4,300,000 +181% 3,101 $1,387   $36,400,000 8
2003/11/22 4 $6,662,009 +55% 3,101 $2,148   $43,320,829 9
2003/11/23 4 $3,958,896 -41% 3,101 $1,277   $47,279,725 10
2003/11/24 4 $1,203,000 -70% 3,101 $388   $48,483,000 11
2003/11/25 4 $1,505,000 +25% 3,101 $485   $49,987,000 12
2003/11/26 5 $2,100,000 +40% 2,703 $777   $52,100,000 13
2003/11/27 6 $2,700,000 +29% 2,703 $999   $54,800,000 14
2003/11/28 4 $5,100,000 +89% 2,703 $1,887   $59,900,000 15
2003/11/29 6 $4,604,241 -10% 2,703 $1,703   $64,439,171 16
2003/11/30 7 $2,193,346 -52% 2,703 $811   $66,632,517 17
2003/12/01 7 $559,000 -75% 2,703 $207   $67,192,000 18
2003/12/02 6 $598,000 +7% 2,703 $221   $67,789,000 19
2003/12/03 7 $520,000 -13% 2,703 $192   $68,309,000 20
2003/12/04 7 $525,000 +1% 2,703 $194   $68,834,000 21
2003/12/05 8 $1,100,000 +110% 2,344 $469   $70,000,000 22
2003/12/06 9 $1,653,449 +50% 2,344 $705   $71,630,617 23
2003/12/07 9 $925,051 -44% 2,344 $395   $72,555,668 24
2003/12/08 9 $281,000 -70% 2,344 $120   $72,837,000 25
2003/12/09 9 $327,000 +16% 2,344 $140   $73,163,000 26
2003/12/10 10 $323,000 -1% 2,344 $138   $73,487,000 27
2003/12/11 9 $324,000 n/c 2,344 $138   $73,811,000 28
2004/01/19 24 $97,168   306 $318   $84,823,203 67
2004/02/16 17 $190,061   547 $347   $91,255,360 95

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/11/14 1 $32,065,829   3,101 $10,340   $32,065,829 7
2003/11/21 4 $22,157,957 -31% 3,101 $7,145   $54,223,786 14
2003/11/28 6 $14,609,874 -34% 2,703 $5,405   $68,833,660 21
2003/12/05 9 $4,976,951 -66% 2,344 $2,123   $73,810,611 28
2003/12/12 12 $3,210,999 -35% 1,623 $1,978   $77,021,610 35
2003/12/19 12 $2,505,767 -22% 1,050 $2,386   $79,527,377 42
2003/12/26 19 $2,360,887 -6% 751 $3,144   $81,888,264 49
2004/01/02 19 $1,503,603 -36% 701 $2,145   $83,391,867 56
2004/01/09 21 $855,149 -43% 423 $2,022   $84,247,016 63
2004/01/16 24 $697,073 -18% 306 $2,278   $84,944,089 70
2004/01/23 26 $517,799 -26% 235 $2,203   $85,461,888 77
2004/01/30 16 $2,803,736 +441% 1,118 $2,508   $88,265,624 84
2004/02/06 18 $1,744,046 -38% 1,101 $1,584   $90,009,670 91
2004/02/13 19 $1,490,875 -15% 547 $2,726   $91,500,545 98
2004/02/20 23 $745,079 -50% 382 $1,950   $92,245,624 105
2004/02/27 27 $448,993 -40% 233 $1,927   $92,694,617 112
2004/03/05 32 $273,898 -39% 200 $1,369   $92,968,515 119
2004/03/12 33 $257,700 -6% 198 $1,302   $93,226,215 126
2004/03/19 34 $214,646 -17% 207 $1,037   $93,440,861 133
2004/03/26 37 $162,333 -24% 171 $949   $93,603,194 140
2004/04/02 37 $142,876 -12% 163 $877   $93,746,070 147
2004/04/09 43 $81,392 -43% 102 $798   $93,827,462 154
2004/04/16 48 $55,387 -32% 65 $852   $93,882,849 161
2004/04/23 68 $26,656 -52% 38 $701   $93,909,505 168
2004/04/30 85 $11,751 -56% 24 $490   $93,921,256 175
2004/05/07 100 $5,130 -56% 12 $428   $93,926,386 182

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