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Monsters (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $237,301Details
International Box Office $5,402,429
Worldwide Box Office $5,639,730
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures... Our story begins when a jaded US journalist begrudgingly agrees to find his boss' daughter, a shaken American tourist and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
72% - Fresh
Audience
53% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$500,000
Domestic Releases: October 29th, 2010 (Limited) by Magnet Pictures
Video Release: February 1st, 2011 by Magnolia Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language
(Rating bulletin 2132, 8/4/2010)
Running Time: 97 minutes
Franchise: Monsters
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Keywords: Alien Invasion, Non-Chronological, Foreign Language, Road Trip
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Vertigo Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,232 $808 Dec 24, 2010 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,086 $3,688 Dec 17, 2010 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,509 $4,568 Dec 10, 2010 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,714 $7,788 Dec 3, 2010 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,890 $13,337 Nov 26, 2010 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,841 $29,952 Nov 19, 2010 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,968 $48,680 Nov 12, 2010 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,030 $28,590 Nov 5, 2010 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,154 $20,508 Oct 29, 2010 3

Cast

   Kaulder
   Sam

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Allan Niblo
Producer    James Richardson
Executive Producer    Nigel Williams
Executive Producer    Nick Love
Executive Producer    Rupert Preston
Director   
Screenwriter    Gareth Edwards

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 1st, 2011

February 1st, 2011

There's still a lull when it comes to first-run releases on the home market with no major, or even midlevel hits coming out this week. In fact, the best-selling release according to Amazon.com is Alice in Wonderland on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. The other major contender is Let Me In on Blu-ray, which failed to find an audience despite impressing critics almost as much as the original did. I'm going to give the honor to Let Me In, but both are worthy contenders. More...

New Releases Fail Inspection on the Per Theater Chart

November 2nd, 2010

Again, there was only one film that reached the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Inspector Bellamy opened with an average of $10,318 in two theaters. However, Waste Land came very close with $9,806 in its one theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: 3D Gives Saw Franchise Strong Finish

October 31st, 2010

With an estimated 92% of box office receipts coming from 3D shows, Saw 3D became the highest-grossing horror franchise in history this weekend, overtaking Friday the 13th. Its $22.4 million opening is still down from the peak for the franchise, which topped $30 million on four occasions, but is up significantly from the disappointing $14.1 million debut of Saw VI last year. (See full franchise history here.) Paranormal Activity 2, meanwhile had a steep drop to $16.5 million in its second weekend, although 59% isn't terrible for the genre, and the low-budget sequel has racked up over $65 million in just 10 days. More...

Welcome to the Limited Releases

October 29th, 2010

Another week and I'm still waiting for the flood of Oscar hopefuls to come out. There are a couple of high profile films making their theatrical debut this week, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest and Welcome to the Rileys, but neither are earning good reviews. While the movies that are earning excellent reviews are mostly documentaries and foreign imports. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/29 52 $20,508   3 $6,836   $20,508 3
2010/11/05 48 $28,590 +39% 13 $2,199   $60,620 10
2010/11/12 43 $48,680 +70% 25 $1,947   $122,919 17
2010/11/19 44 $29,952 -38% 19 $1,576   $181,434 24
2010/11/26 60 $13,337 -55% 12 $1,111   $208,706 31
2010/12/03 73 $7,788 -42% 15 $519   $220,879 38
2010/12/10 82 $4,568 -41% 11 $415   $229,192 45
2010/12/17 68 $3,688 -19% 6 $615   $235,199 52
2010/12/24 85 $808 -78% 4 $202   $237,301 59

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/29 53 $32,030   3 $10,677   $32,030 7
2010/11/05 51 $42,209 +32% 13 $3,247   $74,239 14
2010/11/12 42 $77,243 +83% 25 $3,090   $151,482 21
2010/11/19 50 $43,887 -43% 19 $2,310   $195,369 28
2010/11/26 61 $17,722 -60% 12 $1,477   $213,091 35
2010/12/03 71 $11,533 -35% 15 $769   $224,624 42
2010/12/10 78 $6,887 -40% 11 $626   $231,511 49
2010/12/17 75 $4,982 -28% 6 $830   $236,493 56
2010/12/24 92 $808 -84% 6 $135   $237,301 63

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