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Monster (2003)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,469,210Details
International Box Office $29,771,603
Worldwide Box Office $64,240,813
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 24th, 2003 (Limited) by Newmarket Films
January 30th, 2004 (Expands Wide) by Newmarket Films
Video Release: June 1st, 2004 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and sexual content, and for pervasive language
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Keywords: Biography, Serial Killer, LGBT, Prostitution
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 641 $4,169 May 28, 2004 159
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 639 $7,911 May 21, 2004 152
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 762 $8,296 May 14, 2004 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 832 $10,900 May 7, 2004 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 879 $17,137 Apr 30, 2004 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 917 $28,690 Apr 23, 2004 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,043 $34,580 Apr 16, 2004 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,125 $47,013 Apr 9, 2004 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 901 $111,963 Apr 2, 2004 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 544 $274,903 Mar 26, 2004 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 270 $676,870 Mar 19, 2004 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 168 $1,385,802 Mar 12, 2004 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 120 $2,123,915 Mar 5, 2004 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 188 $2,006,422 Feb 27, 2004 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 200 $2,535,903 Feb 20, 2004 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 215 $3,237,258 Feb 13, 2004 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 316 $3,513,456 Feb 6, 2004 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 537 $3,369,353 Jan 30, 2004 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,453 $2,052,238 Jan 23, 2004 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,503 $1,510,795 Jan 16, 2004 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,810 $844,026 Jan 9, 2004 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,034 $230,642 Jan 2, 2004 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,268 $86,831 Dec 26, 2003 5

Cast

Charlize Theron    Aileen Wuornos
Christina Ricci    Selby Wall
Bruce Dern    Thomas
Pruitt Taylor Vince    Gene
Scott Wilson    Horton/Last "John"
Marco St. John    Evan/Undercover "John"

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    BT

DVD Releases for September 1st, 2009

August 31st, 2009

It's the calm before the storm on the home market. There's not a lot of TV on DVD releases this week, but that's temporary, while the summer blockbusters will start flooding the market in just two weeks. From that week till the end of the year, there will be a major blockbuster release coming out practically every week. As for this week, the list of top tier releases is not particularly strong, but there are a trio of DVD Pick of the Week contenders. These include Earth on Blu-ray, Supernatural - Season Four on DVD or Blu-ray, and Degrassi - The Next Generation - Season 8 on DVD. Each one has their draws and weaknesses, but all three are worthy of the title. More...

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August 18th, 2008

This is the week that Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour makes its debut on DVD and Blu-ray. This movie was a huge hit theatrically, so it will be interesting to see how well it sells on the home market. However, while it is certainly a very good deal, I'm not sure it is a real contender for DVD Pick of the Week. For that we have to look to Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles on either DVD or Blu-ray, but there are also a few other releases worth checking out. There are are plenty of other releases, so much so that we had to split this week's list into two. Look for part II here. More...

DVD Releases for June 1, 2004

May 31st, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. This was a hugely busy week for DVD releases. Taking a look at the list of releases we find almost 700 DVDs, unfortunately, it's mostly a case of quantity not quality. There are a LOT of re-releases coming out this week, many related to upcoming films. However, there is not one release that shouts Pick of the Week, so I didn't choose one. But there are so many DVD being released that there should be at least one to fit everyone's tastes. More...

It's a Sign of the Apocalypse, I Hope

March 17th, 2004

The reality-TV game show-esque film Games People Play came in first on the Per Theatre Average charts. It earned, well maybe not earned but made $12,346 in its lone theatre over the weekend. More...

Oscars Boost Box Office of Several Films

March 8th, 2004

With its 11 Oscar wins and huge jump in theatre count, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King should have had the largest post-Oscar jump at the box office. And while in raw dollars it did, it was the lesser known The Barbarian Invasions that had the biggest percent jump. The Canadian film and winner of Best Foreign Language Film jumped more than 137% at the box office. Its per theatre average also jumped by nearly 40%, compared to the nearly 20% drop by Return of the King. More...

Lost Independence

March 1st, 2004

The Oscars weren't the only award celebration held over the weekend as the IFP Independent Spirit Awards were also handed out. Lost in Translation was the big winner but plenty of other talent was rewarded. More...

Lording over the Oscars

February 29th, 2004

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King swept all the categories it was nominated for in winning a record-equaling 11 Oscars earlier this evening. Here is a list of the winners with reactions to be posted tomorrow. More...

Numbers Readers Predicting Return of the King Oscar Sweep

February 29th, 2004

The final results are in from our Predict the Academy Awards Competition, and Numbers readers are forecasting a Lord of the Rings sweep at the ceremony tonight.

A stunning 90% of voters are calling for Lord of the Rings to win Best Picture and Peter Jackson to win Best Director - some of the strongest predictions we've seen in the 7 years we've been running the poll. The movie is also projected to win in every other category in which its nominated.

With no Rings stars nominated for acting awards though, some of the other results are still ripe for speculation. More...

Another Sign of Weakness

February 26th, 2004

No movie managed to beak the $10,000 per theatre average this weekend. Overall the best showing was The Battle of Algiers with $9,143. The best new limited release, Lost Boys of Sudan, finished in second place with $7,485. In the mean time, the best wide release was way down the list in 16th place. That film, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen could only manage an average of $3,736. More...

SAG Celebrates a Decade of Excellence

February 23rd, 2004

The 10th Annual Screen Actor Guild Awards were handed out on Sunday, and there were a not a whole lost of surprises this year. At least not if you take the Golden Globe awards into consideration. More...

They Couldn't have Dreamt of a Better Opening

February 12th, 2004

It's obvious The Dreamers wasn't hampered by its NC-17 rating. Not only is its per theatre average of $28,526 the best of the week, it was the best this year beating Big Fish by more than $8,000. More...

Mormons and Mountains

February 5th, 2004

Only two films topped $10,000 per theatre this week, but the race was top spot was close enough to make it an interesting weekend on the per theatre charts. Touching the Void remained in first place with $14,837, down just 24% percent from last weekend. In second place with $14,311 was Latter Days. It is particularly interesting to see Latter Days perform so well as Madstone Theaters pulled the from its theatres allegedly due to, 'aesthetic reasons.' More...

Filling the Void

January 29th, 2004

The mountain climbing documentary, Touching the Void, topped this week's Per Theatre Average chart. The film earned almost $100 thousand in just 5 theatres for an impressive average of $19,395. That was nearly double the second place contender, Empathy, which took in $11,975 in its only theatre. More...

King Oscar, Lord of the Nominations

January 27th, 2004

Nominations for the 76the Annual Academy Awards were announced today. As always, here is a list of the nominations, plus reactions below. More...

And the Golden Globe goes to ...

January 26th, 2004

Recapping last nights Golden Globes ceremony, here are the winners with a brief reaction below. More...

2004 Golden Globe Awards are being Handed out Tonight

January 25th, 2004

With the awards ceremony only hours away, here's one last look at the theatrical nominations for tonight's 61st annual Golden Globes awards. More...

Weak Week on the Per Theatre Charts

January 21st, 2004

Not one movie made it to the $10,000 per theatre average, although a few came close. The debut of Along Came Polly came in first with $9,290 per theatre, while the second weekend for The Battle of Algiers was just behind with $9,240 per theatre. Perhaps the best performance was by Girl with a Pearl Earring, which saw an increase in both theatre count and per theatre average. More...

2003 SAG Nominations Announced

January 18th, 2004

On Thursday the 10th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) Nominations were announced. Here is a list of all the nominations in theatrical categories as well as a brief reaction to them. More...

Having Designs on Top Spot

January 15th, 2004

The two documentaries about famous designer, Yves St. Laurent, finished first on the per theatre average this week. While its average of $15,385 was enough to take top spot, it is not particularly high for a movie opening in only one theatre and chances of mainstream success are not likely. More...

No Small Fry

January 6th, 2004

In an unusual turn of events, Big Fish saw its per theatre average jump this weekend to $20,356 in 125 theatres. This bodes very well for this Friday when it expands into more than 2000 theatres. Next weekend it may no longer be on top on the per theatre average chart, but should place well on the top five overall. More...

Monster Opening

December 30th, 2003

Three of the four movies that broke $10,000 per theatre last week also accomplished that feat this week. However, it was a new comer that took top spot. Monster earned over $100,000 since it opened on Christmas day and it had a weekend average of $21,708, which was more than $5000 above its nearest competitor. More...

Select Company

December 24th, 2003

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December 24th, 2003

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Movie Websites Launches for November 29 - December 5

December 4th, 2003

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/12/26 46 $86,831   4 $21,708   $103,599 5
2004/01/02 31 $230,642 +166% 14 $16,474   $455,848 12
2004/01/09 19 $844,026 +266% 82 $10,293   $1,406,225 19
2004/01/16 16 $1,510,795 +79% 221 $6,836   $3,268,436 26
2004/01/23 13 $2,052,238 +36% 330 $6,219   $6,002,670 33
2004/01/30 11 $3,369,353 +64% 668 $5,044   $10,454,638 40
2004/02/06 9 $3,513,456 +4% 892 $3,939   $15,291,762 47
2004/02/13 11 $3,237,258 -8% 1,093 $2,962   $19,762,717 54
2004/02/20 12 $2,535,903 -22% 1,087 $2,333   $23,802,022 61
2004/02/27 13 $2,006,422 -21% 968 $2,073   $26,815,006 68
2004/03/05 10 $2,123,915 +6% 1,082 $1,963   $29,954,254 75
2004/03/12 15 $1,385,802 -35% 1,012 $1,369   $32,112,739 82
2004/03/19 16 $676,870 -51% 814 $832   $33,390,494 89
2004/03/26 21 $274,903 -59% 574 $479   $33,954,784 96
2004/04/02 31 $111,963 -59% 351 $319   $34,187,787 103
2004/04/09 54 $47,013 -58% 111 $424   $34,282,333 110
2004/04/16 52 $34,580 -26% 85 $407   $34,336,951 117
2004/04/23 58 $28,690 -17% 66 $435   $34,383,171 124
2004/04/30 80 $17,137 -40% 66 $260   $34,413,615 131
2004/05/07 78 $10,900 -36% 35 $311   $34,431,443 138
2004/05/14 96 $8,296 -24% 30 $277   $34,445,895 145
2004/05/21 96 $7,911 -5% 22 $360   $34,458,169 152
2004/05/28 119 $4,169 -47% 20 $208   $34,467,401 159

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/01/19 16 $294,300   221 $1,332   $3,562,736 27
2004/01/26 10 $278,000   330 $842   $6,281,000 34
2004/01/27 9 $295,000 +6% 330 $894   $6,576,000 35
2004/01/28 10 $311,000 +5% 330 $942   $6,887,000 36
2004/01/31 11 $1,649,466   668 $2,469   $9,754,913 39
2004/02/01 9 $699,724 -58% 668 $1,047   $10,454,638 40
2004/02/02 5 $359,000 -49% 668 $537   $10,813,000 41
2004/02/03 5 $384,000 +7% 668 $575   $11,197,000 42
2004/02/04 6 $340,000 -11% 668 $509   $11,537,000 43
2004/02/05 7 $299,000 -12% 668 $448   $11,778,000 44
2004/02/06 8 $900,000 +201% 890 $1,011   $12,700,000 45
2004/02/07 9 $1,605,748 +78% 892 $1,800   $14,305,158 46
2004/02/08 9 $986,604 -39% 892 $1,106   $15,291,762 47
2004/02/09 6 $318,000 -68% 892 $357   $15,609,762 48
2004/02/10 5 $367,000 +15% 892 $411   $15,977,000 49
2004/02/11 5 $318,000 -13% 892 $357   $16,269,000 50
2004/02/12 7 $283,000 -11% 892 $317   $16,525,000 51
2004/02/13 10 $700,000 +147% 892 $785   $17,300,000 52
2004/02/14 11 $1,437,245 +105% 1,093 $1,315   $18,698,131 53
2004/02/15 10 $1,064,586 -26% 1,093 $974   $19,762,717 54
2004/02/16 10 $572,300 -46% 1,093 $524   $20,335,017 55
2004/02/17 5 $380,000 -34% 1,093 $348   $20,715,000 56
2004/02/18 5 $330,000 -13% 1,093 $302   $21,046,000 57
2004/02/19 8 $270,000 -18% 1,093 $247   $21,266,000 58
2004/02/20 11 $700,000 +159% 1,087 $644   $22,000,000 59
2004/02/23 7 $287,000   1,087 $264   $24,089,000 62
2004/02/24 5 $334,000 +16% 1,087 $307   $24,423,000 63
2004/02/25 8 $284,000 -15% 1,087 $261   $24,707,000 64
2004/02/26 8 $227,000 -20% 1,067 $213   $24,809,000 65
2004/03/01 6 $284,000   968 $293   $27,099,000 69
2004/03/02 5 $353,000 +24% 968 $365   $27,451,000 70
2004/03/03 6 $293,000 -17% 968 $303   $27,744,000 71
2004/03/04 9 $226,000 -23% 968 $233   $27,830,339 72
2004/03/05 10 $600,000 +165% 1,082 $555   $28,400,000 73
2004/03/06 10 $993,314 +66% 1,082 $918   $29,417,260 74
2004/03/07 10 $536,994 -46% 1,082 $496   $29,954,254 75
2004/03/08 7 $218,000 -59% 1,082 $201   $30,172,000 76
2004/03/09 6 $254,000 +17% 1,082 $235   $30,426,000 77
2004/03/10 6 $239,000 -6% 1,082 $221   $30,665,000 78
2004/03/11 9 $175,000 -27% 1,082 $162   $30,727,000 79

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/12/26 43 $208,438   4 $52,110   $225,206 9
2004/01/02 31 $336,993 +62% 14 $24,071   $562,199 16
2004/01/09 18 $1,195,442 +255% 82 $14,579   $1,757,641 23
2004/01/16 16 $2,192,791 +83% 221 $9,922   $3,950,432 30
2004/01/23 12 $3,134,853 +43% 330 $9,500   $7,085,285 37
2004/01/30 11 $4,693,021 +50% 668 $7,025   $11,778,306 44
2004/02/06 8 $4,747,153 +1% 892 $5,322   $16,525,459 51
2004/02/13 11 $4,740,660 n/c 1,093 $4,337   $21,266,119 58
2004/02/20 12 $3,542,465 -25% 1,087 $3,259   $24,808,584 65
2004/02/27 13 $3,021,755 -15% 968 $3,122   $27,830,339 72
2004/03/05 10 $2,896,598 -4% 1,082 $2,677   $30,726,937 79
2004/03/12 12 $1,986,687 -31% 1,012 $1,963   $32,713,624 86
2004/03/19 15 $966,257 -51% 814 $1,187   $33,679,881 93
2004/03/26 20 $395,943 -59% 574 $690   $34,075,824 100
2004/04/02 33 $159,496 -60% 351 $454   $34,235,320 107
2004/04/09 49 $67,051 -58% 111 $604   $34,302,371 114
2004/04/16 50 $52,110 -22% 85 $613   $34,354,481 121
2004/04/23 60 $41,997 -19% 66 $636   $34,396,478 128
2004/04/30 73 $24,065 -43% 66 $365   $34,420,543 135
2004/05/07 78 $17,056 -29% 35 $487   $34,437,599 142
2004/05/14 96 $12,659 -26% 30 $422   $34,450,258 149
2004/05/21 95 $12,974 +2% 22 $590   $34,463,232 156
2004/05/28 109 $5,978 -54% 20 $299   $34,469,210 163

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