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Meet the Spartans (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,233,676Details
International Box Office $46,413,155
Worldwide Box Office $84,646,831
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $17,007,199 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $17,007,199
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
2% - Rotten
Audience
25% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 25th, 2008 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: June 3rd, 2008 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content thoughout, language and some comic violence
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Keywords: Spoof, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,343 $7,515 Apr 25, 2008 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,409 $13,040 Apr 18, 2008 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,727 $13,407 Apr 11, 2008 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,804 $22,161 Apr 4, 2008 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,614 $50,574 Mar 28, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,206 $38,877 Mar 21, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,263 $58,433 Mar 14, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,061 $117,855 Mar 7, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,913 $247,987 Feb 29, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,970 $447,148 Feb 22, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,457 $1,564,067 Feb 15, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,764 $4,110,561 Feb 8, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,508 $7,336,595 Feb 1, 2008 10
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 91 $18,505,530 Jan 25, 2008 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 935 $18,505,530 Jan 25, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,415 2,605 Jan 25, 2008 3
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 204 $7,647,828 Jan 26, 2008 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,384 $7,647,828 Jan 26, 2008 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,176 $6,877,342 Jan 25, 2008 1

Cast

Martin Klebba    Mumbles
Greg Ellis    Shrek
Method Man    Persian Emissary
Carmen Electra    Queen Gorgo
Diedrich Bader    Traitoro
Kevin Sorbo    Captain
Sean Maguire    King Leonidas
Jim Piddock    Loyalist
Travis Van Winkle    Sonio
Ken Davitian    Xerxes
Martin Klebba    Happy Feet (uncredited)

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Sound Effects Editor    Dan Hegeman
Music Supervisor    Jojo Villanueva
Stunts    Martin Klebba

DVD Sales - Weak Competition the Secret to National Treasure's Success

June 18th, 2008

Another week with no powerhouse new releases has left National Treasure: Book of Secrets atop the DVD sales chart. During its third week in a row in first place, it sold 483,000 units for $7.45 million in revenue and running tallies of 4.91 million units and $78.33 million, which places it in third for the year. More...

DVD Rentals - Semi-Pro Jumps to the Top

June 18th, 2008

Semi-Pro led a trio of new releases on top of the rental charts this week, earning a solid $8.1 million in its first week. More...

DVD Releases for June 3, 2008

June 3rd, 2008

This was a bad week for big movies, with not a single first run release is even worth rating a solid purchase, never mind being a contender for DVD Pick of the Week. There were a few other contenders for the title, including Dirty Harry Collection on DVD or Blu-ray. However, I found it impossible to decide which format was the better deal. Had the Blu-ray provided anything more than High Definition, or been a more reasonable price compared to the DVD, it would have been an easier choice. One of them is the DVD Pick of the Week, I just don't know which one. On a side note, there is an immense flood of Blu-ray releases, including a few I thought were coming out previously. More...

International Details - No Foolin'

May 4th, 2008

Fool's Gold opened in a trio of major markets and that helped the film climb into sixth place with $4.93 million on 1809 screens in 39 markets for a total of $26.30 million. The film did relatively well in Spain with $1.03 million on 272 screens and in Germany with $934,000 on 254 screens while earning second place in both markets. On the other hand, it bombed in Italy with just $516,000 on 232 screens landing in sixth place. Overall, it was better than the film's average so far, but not nearly enough to recover from its previous troubles. It should hit $100 million worldwide this weekend, but that's not much compared to its domestic run, nor compared to its production budget. More...

International Details - 10,000 Scores a Solid Sixth Place

April 13th, 2008

No new openings left 10,000 B.C. tumbling from second to sixth, but it still pulled in $5.83 million on 4302 screens in 61 markets for a total of $155.16 million. This is substantially more than it made stateside while it is about a week away from $250 million worldwide. More...

International Details - Step Up Falls Down and Out of the Top Five

April 6th, 2008

Step Up 2 The Streets fell more than 40% last weekend while dropping out of the top five. This was mainly due to the lack of major openings, while its holdover results were merely average. In the U.K. it was down 42% to $2.74 million on 351 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.32 million and in Australia it was down 44% to $1.31 million on 188 screens lifting its total to $5.10 million after two. Overall it added $7.38 million on 1615 screens in 27 markets for a total of $53.21 million, which was enough to lift its worldwide total to more than $100 million. More...

International Details - Race to the Top Ends Short

March 30th, 2008

The latest Indian movie to be released on the worldwide stage was Race, which earned $9.90 million on 1212 screens in 16 markets placing sixth on the international charts. It did very well in India, but exact numbers were not released. More...

International Details - Men Still Not Getting Old

March 23rd, 2008

No Country For Old Men remained in sixth place with $4.92 million on 1660 screens in 44 markets for a total of $68.25 million. The film ended its international run in Japan where it earned $492,000 on 41, but it missed the top ten there. Perhaps it can expand there. More...

International Details - Dozens of Countries for Old Men

March 16th, 2008

No Country For Old Men slipped out of the top five but still added $7.07 million on 1881 screens in 47 markets for a total of $60.56 million. It is on track to top its domestic box office shortly, which would give it $150 million worldwide. More...

International Details - International Auds Meet the Spartans

March 9th, 2008

Meet the Spartans made its first major push into the international market this past weekend earning sixth place with $7.94 million on 1653 screens in 14 markets for an early total of $12.90 million. Its biggest opening came in Germany where it scored second place with $3.01 million on 304 screens, however, it earned first place in both Mexico with $1.35 million on 543 screens and in Australia with $1.29 million on 211 screens. On the other hand, it fell by 59% during its second weekend in Russia pulling in $526,000 on 275 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.27 million after two. More...

Super Bowl Weekend Offers a Number of Surprises

February 5th, 2008

The New York Giants stopped the Patriots from completing a perfect season. However, from where I'm sitting, this isn't the biggest news of the weekend. Multiple records were broken by Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour. This helped the overall box office hit $128 million over the weekend, which is down 10% from last weekend, but this is reasonable considering this is a post-holiday weekend and Super Bowl Weekend. More importantly, the overall box office was up 40% from the same weekend in 2007, and 2008 is off to an early 16% lead from last year. More...

Hannah Headed for the Top

February 1st, 2008

February starts off with what could be the most unlikely of box office hits in Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour. It isn't the only new release this week, but it is looking very likely that it will be the strongest. Granted, a lot of this has to due with Super Bowl Sunday, which siphons off a lot of potential moviegoers, especially the younger male demographic. More...

Spartans Too Much for Rambo

January 29th, 2008

We are one month into 2008 and so far there are a lot more positives than negatives at the box office. On the negative side, the box office was down 7% from last weekend to $144 million. But on the positive side, that was an increase of 21% from the same weekend last year and year-to-date 2008 has a 16% lead on 2007. Granted, it is early and it is unlikely the box office will remain this hot for long, but it is still good news. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of January 25, 2008

January 26th, 2008

The last week in January isn't a great time to release a movie, and the quality of the sites reflects this. That said, the best of this week's list, Rambo - Official Site - is worthy of recognition and the winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Rambo and Cloverfield Fight for Top Spot

January 24th, 2008

It's the final weekend in January and so far the month has been stronger than expected. Hopefully that will continue this weekend, and at the very least there should be a good battle at the top between, Rambo and Cloverfield. More...

2008 Preview: January

January 1st, 2008

It's the beginning of a new month, and a new year. This new beginning brings with it a sense of hope and exhilaration for many people, but this does not extend into the movie world. January is dominated by films from last year. Not only are holdovers going to overwhelm new releases at the box office for the next couple weeks, but with the award season heating up, most buzz is about who will win what. In fact, only Cloverfield seems to be able to rise above the award season buzz, but this is not a sure sign that the film will survive at the box office. More...

Cast Updates - December 20, 2007

December 20th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Four Christmases, My Sister's Keeper, Quarantined, and more! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/25 1 $18,505,530   2,605 $7,104   $18,505,530 3
2008/02/01 4 $7,336,595 -60% 2,643 $2,776   $28,543,340 10
2008/02/08 9 $4,110,561 -44% 2,446 $1,681   $33,950,850 17
2008/02/15 16 $1,564,067 -62% 1,532 $1,021   $36,340,278 24
2008/02/22 27 $447,148 -71% 587 $762   $37,406,218 31
2008/02/29 31 $247,987 -45% 340 $729   $37,751,406 38
2008/03/07 39 $117,855 -52% 204 $578   $37,925,073 45
2008/03/14 47 $58,433 -50% 91 $642   $38,011,770 52
2008/03/21 57 $38,877 -33% 66 $589   $38,077,470 59
2008/03/28 53 $50,574 +30% 72 $702   $38,150,732 66
2008/04/04 70 $22,161 -56% 42 $528   $38,185,300 73
2008/04/11 75 $13,407 -40% 15 $894   $38,205,374 80
2008/04/18 75 $13,040 -3% 16 $815   $38,222,474 87
2008/04/25 92 $7,515 -42% 13 $578   $38,232,624 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/25 1 $6,877,342   2,605 $2,640   $6,877,342 1
2008/01/26 1 $7,647,828 +11% 2,605 $2,936   $14,525,170 2
2008/01/27 2 $3,980,360 -48% 2,605 $1,528   $18,505,530 3
2008/01/28 3 $877,681 -78% 2,605 $337   $19,383,211 4
2008/01/29 7 $689,425 -21% 2,605 $265   $20,072,636 5
2008/01/30 7 $591,512 -14% 2,605 $227   $20,664,148 6
2008/01/31 7 $542,597 -8% 2,605 $208   $21,206,745 7
2008/02/01 4 $2,421,808 +346% 2,643 $916   $23,628,553 8
2008/02/02 4 $3,688,050 +52% 2,643 $1,395   $27,316,603 9
2008/02/03 5 $1,226,737 -67% 2,643 $464   $28,543,340 10
2008/02/04 10 $375,054 -69% 2,643 $142   $28,918,394 11
2008/02/05 10 $339,257 -10% 2,643 $128   $29,257,651 12
2008/02/06 10 $277,916 -18% 2,643 $105   $29,535,567 13
2008/02/07 10 $304,722 +10% 2,643 $115   $29,840,289 14
2008/02/08 9 $1,171,204 +284% 2,446 $479   $31,011,493 15
2008/02/09 9 $1,920,713 +64% 2,446 $785   $32,932,206 16
2008/02/10 10 $1,018,644 -47% 2,446 $416   $33,950,850 17
2008/02/11 11 $226,280 -78% 2,446 $93   $34,177,130 18
2008/02/12 13 $169,015 -25% 2,446 $69   $34,346,145 19
2008/02/13 14 $161,404 -5% 2,446 $66   $34,507,549 20
2008/02/14 16 $268,662 +66% 1,545 $174   $34,776,211 21
2008/02/15 15 $416,827 +55% 1,532 $272   $35,193,038 22
2008/02/16 15 $660,820 +59% 1,532 $431   $35,853,858 23
2008/02/17 15 $486,420 -26% 1,532 $318   $36,340,278 24
2008/02/18 17 $324,780 -33% 1,532 $212   $36,665,058 25
2008/02/19 17 $103,648 -68% 1,532 $68   $36,768,706 26
2008/02/20 17 $93,439 -10% 1,532 $61   $36,862,145 27
2008/02/21 18 $96,925 +4% 1,532 $63   $36,959,070 28
2008/02/22 - $121,593 +25% 587 $207   $37,080,663 29
2008/02/23 - $209,633 +72% 587 $357   $37,290,296 30
2008/02/24 - $115,922 -45% 587 $197   $37,406,218 31
2008/02/25 - $24,294 -79% 587 $41   $37,430,512 32
2008/02/26 - $24,257 n/c 587 $41   $37,454,769 33
2008/02/27 - $23,361 -4% 587 $40   $37,478,130 34
2008/02/28 - $25,289 +8% 587 $43   $37,503,419 35
2008/02/29 - $72,035 +185% 340 $212   $37,575,454 36
2008/03/01 - $113,225 +57% 340 $333   $37,688,679 37
2008/03/02 - $62,727 -45% 340 $184   $37,751,406 38
2008/03/03 - $14,653 -77% 340 $43   $37,766,059 39
2008/03/04 - $15,818 +8% 340 $47   $37,781,877 40
2008/03/05 - $12,496 -21% 340 $37   $37,794,373 41
2008/03/06 - $12,845 +3% 340 $38   $37,807,218 42
2008/03/07 - $33,087 +158% 204 $162   $37,840,305 43
2008/03/08 - $55,362 +67% 204 $271   $37,895,667 44
2008/03/09 - $29,406 -47% 204 $144   $37,925,073 45
2008/03/10 - $7,074 -76% 204 $35   $37,932,147 46
2008/03/11 - $7,529 +6% 204 $37   $37,939,676 47
2008/03/12 - $6,853 -9% 204 $34   $37,946,529 48
2008/03/13 - $6,808 -1% 204 $33   $37,953,337 49
2008/03/14 - $16,352 +140% 91 $180   $37,969,689 50
2008/03/15 - $25,337 +55% 91 $278   $37,995,026 51
2008/03/16 - $16,744 -34% 91 $184   $38,011,770 52
2008/03/17 - $6,028 -64% 91 $66   $38,017,798 53
2008/03/18 - $6,152 +2% 91 $68   $38,023,950 54
2008/03/19 - $6,465 +5% 91 $71   $38,030,415 55
2008/03/20 - $8,178 +26% 91 $90   $38,038,593 56
2008/03/21 - $14,241 +74% 66 $216   $38,052,834 57
2008/03/22 - $14,739 +3% 66 $223   $38,067,573 58
2008/03/23 - $9,897 -33% 66 $150   $38,077,470 59
2008/03/24 - $7,013 -29% 66 $106   $38,084,483 60
2008/03/25 - $5,359 -24% 66 $81   $38,089,842 61
2008/03/26 - $5,417 +1% 66 $82   $38,095,259 62
2008/03/27 - $4,899 -10% 66 $74   $38,100,158 63
2008/03/28 - $13,302 +172% 66 $202   $38,113,460 64
2008/03/29 - $23,030 +73% 66 $349   $38,136,490 65
2008/03/30 - $14,242 -38% 66 $216   $38,150,732 66
2008/03/31 - $3,137 -78% 66 $48   $38,153,869 67
2008/04/01 - $3,112 -1% 66 $47   $38,156,981 68
2008/04/02 - $2,809 -10% 66 $43   $38,159,790 69
2008/04/03 - $3,349 +19% 66 $51   $38,163,139 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/01/25 2 $21,206,745   2,605 $8,141   $21,206,745 7
2008/02/01 7 $8,633,544 -59% 2,643 $3,267   $29,840,289 14
2008/02/08 12 $4,935,922 -43% 2,446 $2,018   $34,776,211 21
2008/02/15 17 $2,182,859 -56% 1,532 $1,425   $36,959,070 28
2008/02/22 29 $544,349 -75% 587 $927   $37,503,419 35
2008/02/29 32 $303,799 -44% 340 $894   $37,807,218 42
2008/03/07 39 $146,119 -52% 204 $716   $37,953,337 49
2008/03/14 51 $85,256 -42% 91 $937   $38,038,593 56
2008/03/21 56 $61,565 -28% 66 $933   $38,100,158 63
2008/03/28 56 $62,981 +2% 72 $875   $38,163,139 70
2008/04/04 71 $28,828 -54% 42 $686   $38,191,967 77
2008/04/11 75 $17,467 -39% 15 $1,164   $38,209,434 84
2008/04/18 77 $15,675 -10% 16 $980   $38,225,109 91
2008/04/25 94 $8,567 -45% 13 $659   $38,233,676 98

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/8/20085246,831 246,831$4,443,970$4,443,9701
6/15/200810112,398-54% 359,229$2,279,431$6,723,4012
6/22/20081547,965-57% 407,194$976,088$7,699,4893
6/29/20082537,002-23% 444,196$737,738$8,437,2284

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