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Monsters (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $237,301Details
International Box Office $5,402,429Details
Worldwide Box Office $5,639,730
Further financial details...

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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. 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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 9,581 $237,301
All Time International Box Office 3,992 $5,402,429
All Time Worldwide Box Office 7,152 $5,639,730
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 2,849 $237,301
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies 3,120 $237,301
All Time International Box Office for R Movies 1,242 $5,402,429
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies 2,122 $5,639,730

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 5,283 $808 Dec 24, 2010 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,417 $808 Dec 24, 2010 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 2,546 $202 Dec 24, 2010 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 5,139 $3,688 Dec 17, 2010 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,054 $3,688 Dec 17, 2010 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 2,101 $615 Dec 17, 2010 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,565 $4,568 Dec 10, 2010 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,174 $4,568 Dec 10, 2010 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,763 $415 Dec 10, 2010 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 5,775 $7,788 Dec 3, 2010 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,121 $7,788 Dec 3, 2010 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,841 $519 Dec 3, 2010 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 5,951 $13,337 Nov 26, 2010 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,081 $13,337 Nov 26, 2010 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,204 $1,111 Nov 26, 2010 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 5,901 $29,952 Nov 19, 2010 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,839 $29,952 Nov 19, 2010 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 2,031 $1,576 Nov 19, 2010 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6,031 $48,680 Nov 12, 2010 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 1,731 $48,680 Nov 12, 2010 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,267 $1,947 Nov 12, 2010 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 7,105 $28,590 Nov 5, 2010 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,471 $28,590 Nov 5, 2010 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,032 $2,199 Nov 5, 2010 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 8,241 $20,508 Oct 29, 2010 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 3,342 $20,508 Oct 29, 2010 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 2,275 $6,836 Oct 29, 2010 3
Theater Average Limited Release 4,142 $6,836 Oct 29, 2010 3
Top 2010 Theater Average Limited Release 202 $6,836 Oct 29, 2010 3
Never Wide Domestic 3,544 $237,301 Oct 29, 2010 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 7,054 $237,301 Oct 29, 2010 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 1,666 22 Oct 29, 2010 0

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...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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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