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The Messengers (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,374,833Details
International Box Office $18,400,000
Worldwide Box Office $53,774,833
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $16,269,253 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $16,269,253
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 Spilled
Critics
12% - Rotten
Audience
44% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$16,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 2nd, 2007 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: June 5th, 2007 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as Messengers, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror
Comparisons: vs. The Conjuring
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Keywords: Hauntings
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,372 $227,756 Mar 16, 2007 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,433 $394,920 Mar 9, 2007 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,567 $709,275 Mar 2, 2007 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,425 $1,603,570 Feb 23, 2007 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,900 $3,763,570 Feb 16, 2007 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,542 $7,218,187 Feb 9, 2007 10
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 149 $14,713,321 Feb 2, 2007 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,216 $14,713,321 Feb 2, 2007 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,516 2,528 Feb 2, 2007 3
Biggest February Day at the Domestic Box Office 262 $6,567,134 Feb 3, 2007 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,780 $6,567,134 Feb 3, 2007 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,418 $6,084,926 Feb 2, 2007 1

Cast

   Jess
Dylan McDermott    Roy
Penelope Ann Miller    Denise
John Corbett    Burwell

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/02 1 $14,713,321   2,528 $5,820   $14,713,321 3
2007/02/09 4 $7,218,187 -51% 2,529 $2,854   $24,742,205 10
2007/02/16 9 $3,763,570 -48% 2,183 $1,724   $30,472,075 17
2007/02/23 14 $1,603,570 -57% 1,492 $1,075   $33,400,113 24
2007/03/02 20 $709,275 -56% 706 $1,005   $34,457,349 31
2007/03/09 23 $394,920 -44% 412 $959   $34,992,867 38
2007/03/16 28 $227,756 -42% 306 $744   $35,374,833 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/02 1 $6,084,926   2,528 $2,407   $6,084,926 1
2007/02/03 1 $6,567,134 +8% 2,528 $2,598   $12,652,060 2
2007/02/04 2 $2,061,261 -69% 2,528 $815   $14,713,321 3
2007/02/05 2 $871,065 -58% 2,528 $345   $15,584,386 4
2007/02/06 2 $710,629 -18% 2,528 $281   $16,295,015 5
2007/02/07 2 $611,651 -14% 2,528 $242   $16,906,666 6
2007/02/08 2 $617,352 +1% 2,528 $244   $17,524,018 7
2007/02/09 4 $2,328,200 +277% 2,529 $921   $19,852,218 8
2007/02/10 4 $3,214,942 +38% 2,529 $1,271   $23,067,160 9
2007/02/11 4 $1,675,045 -48% 2,529 $662   $24,742,205 10
2007/02/12 4 $391,764 -77% 2,529 $155   $25,133,969 11
2007/02/13 4 $295,331 -25% 2,529 $117   $25,429,300 12
2007/02/14 5 $877,876 +197% 2,529 $347   $26,307,176 13
2007/02/15 6 $401,329 -54% 2,529 $159   $26,708,505 14
2007/02/16 9 $1,146,218 +186% 2,183 $525   $27,854,723 15
2007/02/17 10 $1,515,807 +32% 2,183 $694   $29,370,530 16
2007/02/18 10 $1,101,545 -27% 2,183 $505   $30,472,075 17
2007/02/19 10 $578,257 -48% 2,183 $265   $31,050,332 18
2007/02/20 10 $266,712 -54% 2,183 $122   $31,317,044 19
2007/02/21 10 $240,897 -10% 2,183 $110   $31,557,941 20
2007/02/22 10 $238,602 -1% 2,183 $109   $31,796,543 21
2007/02/23 14 $490,000 +105% 1,492 $328   $32,290,000 22
2007/02/26 16 $91,503   1,492 $61   $33,491,616 25
2007/02/27 16 $87,372 -5% 1,492 $59   $33,578,988 26
2007/02/28 17 $80,421 -8% 1,492 $54   $33,659,409 27
2007/03/01 16 $88,665 +10% 1,492 $59   $33,748,074 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/02 1 $17,524,018   2,528 $6,932   $17,524,018 7
2007/02/09 4 $9,184,487 -48% 2,529 $3,632   $26,708,505 14
2007/02/16 10 $5,088,038 -45% 2,183 $2,331   $31,796,543 21
2007/02/23 14 $1,951,531 -62% 1,492 $1,308   $33,748,074 28
2007/03/02 20 $849,873 -56% 706 $1,204   $34,597,947 35
2007/03/09 24 $549,130 -35% 412 $1,333   $35,147,077 42
2007/03/16 33 $227,756 -59% 306 $744   $35,374,833 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/10/20072241,466 241,466$4,440,560$4,440,5601
6/17/200710104,032-57% 345,498$1,990,132$6,430,6922
6/24/2007797,032-7% 442,530$1,939,670$8,370,3623
7/1/20072244,757-54% 487,287$894,692$9,265,0544

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