Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc. poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $289,423,425Details
International Box Office $270,334,294
Worldwide Box Office $559,757,719
Further financial details...

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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
90% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$115,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 2nd, 2001 (Wide) by Walt Disney
December 19th, 2012 (Wide) by Walt Disney, released as Monsters, Inc. 3D
Video Release: September 17th, 2002 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Franchise: Monsters, Inc.
Keywords: Family Movie, Christmas in November, 3D Re-release, Exile, 3-D, Rescue, Kidnap, Surprise Twist, Undercover, Corporate Malfeasance, Monster
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Disney-Pixar

Blu-ray Sales: March 3rd, 2013: Dawn Not as Bright on Blu

A pair of new releases led the way on the March 3rd, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. Or perhaps there was only one. It depends on how you look at things. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 earned first place with 649,000 units / $12.96 million. However, second place went to the Breaking Dawn double-shot, which sold 173,000 units / $3.77 million. Technically those are two different releases, but one could count them as one movie. Individually, they have opening week Blu-ray shares of 23% and 29%, which is pretty bad for a first-run release. However, this franchise has always pulled in more women than men, and movies aimed at women tend not to do as well on Blu-ray. More...

Blu-ray Sales: February 24th, 2013: Winning the Game

There were two new releases that had a legitimate claim on top spot on the Blu-ray sales chart for the week of February 24th, 2013. Argo sold the most units at 378,000 generating $8.68 million earning a opening week Blu-ray of 40%. On the other hand, Game of Thrones: Season Two generated the most revenue at $10.08 million, from 336,000 units sold. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 58%, which is fantastic, even compared to first run releases and not just TV on DVD releases. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 19th, 2013 - Abridged Edition

This week's list is a little shorter than usual, because of technical difficulties. I've been getting an average of one Blue Screen of Death per day for just over a week. It seems to happen most often when I open too many tabs in Firefox. Worse still, two of the sites that seem to set off the BSOD are YouTube and Rotten Tomatoes. Fortunately I've narrowed the problem down to a driver conflict for either my video or perhaps a Windows system driver. Or it could be bad RAM. Or it could be a bad power supply. Or perhaps a virus or other malware. So when I said I had it narrowed down the problem, I was lying. I don't have time to take the computer to get it fixed, not until the Oscars are over, but I promise to get caught up by the weekend. It is quite a good week for new releases with a number of contenders for Pick of the Week. The two main contender are Argo on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Game of Thrones: Season Two on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. While Argo is cleaning up during Awards Season, I've given Game of Thrones the edge here. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Christmas Catch-Up

All of the final box office numbers we're going to get are in, so let's take a look at the last two weeks at the box office. There were not a lot of changes with the final numbers and no film switched places, so there's not a lot to update. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey remained in top spot in both weeks with Django Unchained in close second this weekend and Jack Reacher a distant second the weekend before. The year ended with $10.76 billion, or about 5.8% higher than last year's total and just a hair above 2009's record total. More...

Christmas Weekend Wrap-Up

This year, Christmas fell on a really awkward day and compounded with the smart decision for some studios to close the entire week, dealing with the weekend box office numbers is a little trickier this year. We are still stuck with a mixture of final numbers and studio estimates, but since we won't get absolute final numbers till likely January 2nd, we should at least talk about the numbers we have. We won't be able to compare the full weekend to last week or last year, because we don't have the full weekend numbers. But since most of the films failed to match expectations, things look grim. More...

Weekend Predictions: Christmas Cacophony

For the next week, starting tonight and running till Christmas day, there are eight films opening wide, or at least wide enough to predict they will enter the top ten. Despite that level of competition, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will very likely remain in top spot. Jack Reacher looks to be the best of the new releases, at least for the weekend. Meanwhile, This is 40 probably won't start as fast, but Judd Apatow's films tend to have really good legs. Monsters, Inc. is debuting in 3D tonight, but is destined to be a midlevel hit and nothing more. The Guilt Trip is also opening tonight, but I'm not sure it has the buzz to even be a midlevel hit. The final new release of the weekend is Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, but with an opening theater count of just 800, it will struggle just to reach to the top ten. And because Christmas lands on the Tuesday, and we won't have another weekend prediction column till Friday, we need to talk about the three Christmas day releases, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, and Parental Guidance. Last year, Christmas day landed on the Sunday, which makes the comparisons between weekends nearly impossible. I'm going to assume 2012 is going to come out ahead, mainly because they had nothing to compare to The Hobbit, so as long as this year's new releases are as strong as last years holdovers, victory is a safe bet. More...

2012 Preview: December

November was a strong month and left 2012 with a very easy path to a new all time record. There was only one major miss the entire month, Rise of the Guardians, while The Silver Linings Playbook was pulled from wide release at the last minute, so it is a little hard to judge its box office performance. On the positive side, Skyfall might top original expectations by $100 million. All this December has to do is maintain pace with last December to ensure 2012 sets the new record. I would like to say that will be easy to do, but I really don't know. Last year, there was only one $200 million hit, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, plus a few others that reached $100 million, so the bar isn't set too high. This year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is expected to at least come close to $300 million. Some think it will earn more than $400 million. However, it could also be the last film to make $100 million till February. December is normally a very good month to release a film, but the release schedule is so messed up that it makes it very hard to predict what will happen. There appears to be just ten films opening truly wide this month (I'm getting mixed signals on a few of them). That's a really light schedule for a month and a light schedule tends to help maximize the box office potential for individual films. However, eight of these films open wide within a seven-day period. That's insane. There's no way all of those films will find an audience and there's a chance that due to the competition, none of them will. Let's hope the situation isn't as bad as that, but there are some serious reasons to be concerned for most new releases coming out this month. More...

Cast

John Goodman    James P. 'Sulley' Sullivan
Billy Crystal    Mike Wazowski
Mary Gibbs    Boo
Steve Buscemi    Randall Boggs
James Coburn    Henry J. Waternoose
Jennifer Tilly    Celia
Bob Peterson    Roz
John Ratzenberger    Yeti
Frank Oz    Fungus
Danial Gerson    Needleman & Smitty
Steve Susskind    Floor Manager
Bonnie Hunt    Flint
Jeff Pidgion    Bile
Sam "Penguin" Black    George
Sherry Lynn    Additional Voices
Bill Farmer    Additional Voice
Wallace Shawn    Rex the Green Dinosaur
Mickie McGowan    Additional Voices
Jack Angel    Additional Voices
Phil Proctor    Additional Voice
Bob Bergen    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Darla Anderson
Executive Producer    John Lasseter
Executive Producer    Andrew Stanton
Director    David Silverman
Co-Director    Lee Unkrich
Co-Director    David Silverman
Screenwriter    Andrew Stanton
Screenwriter    Daniel Gerson
Story Creator    Pete Docter
Story Creator    Jill Culton
Story Creator    Jeff Pidgeon
Story Creator    Ralph Eggleston
Production Designer    Harley Jessup
Production Designer    Bob Pauley
Art Director    Tia W. Kratter
Art Director    Dominique Louis
Story Supervisor    Bob Peterson
Supervising Sound Editor    Thomas Porter
Supervising Animator    Glenn McQueen
Supervising Animator    Rich Quade
Lighting Supervisor    Jean-Claude Kalache
Simulation and Effects Supervisor    Galyn Susman
Simulation & Crowds Supervisor    Michael Fong
Sound Designer    Gary Rydstrom
Casting Director    Ruth Lambert
Casting Director    Mary Hidalgo
Casting Director    Matthew Jon Beck

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/11/02 1 $17,390,000   3,237 $5,372   $17,390,000 1
2001/11/03 1 $26,270,000 +51% 3,237 $8,116   $43,660,000 2
2001/11/04 1 $18,140,000 -31% 3,237 $5,604   $62,580,000 3
2001/11/05 1 $3,747,000 -79% 3,237 $1,158   $66,324,000 4
2001/11/06 1 $4,051,000 +8% 3,237 $1,251   $70,376,000 5
2001/11/07 1 $2,890,000 -29% 3,237 $893   $73,266,000 6
2001/11/08 1 $3,334,000 +15% 3,237 $1,030   $76,599,000 7
2001/11/09 1 $11,990,000 +260% 3,269 $3,668   $88,590,000 8
2001/11/10 1 $20,150,000 +68% 3,269 $6,164   $108,740,000 9
2001/11/11 1 $14,400,000 -29% 3,269 $4,405   $122,150,000 10
2001/11/12 1 $6,734,000 -53% 3,269 $2,060   $128,884,000 11
2001/11/13 1 $1,675,000 -75% 3,269 $512   $130,559,000 12
2001/11/14 1 $1,516,000 -9% 3,269 $464   $132,075,000 13
2001/11/15 1 $1,549,000 +2% 3,269 $474   $133,624,000 14
2001/11/16 2 $5,660,000 +265% 3,461 $1,635   $139,330,000 15
2001/11/17 2 $10,630,000 +88% 3,461 $3,071   $149,960,000 16
2001/11/18 2 $6,890,000 -35% 3,461 $1,991   $156,341,118 17
2001/11/19 2 $1,403,000 -80% 3,461 $405   $157,744,000 18
2001/11/20 2 $1,968,000 +40% 3,461 $569   $159,711,000 19
2001/11/21 2 $4,070,000 +107% 3,649 $1,115   $163,781,000 20
2001/11/22 3 $4,250,000 +4% 3,649 $1,165   $168,031,000 21
2001/11/23 2 $9,914,000 +133% 3,649 $2,717   $178,369,000 22
2001/11/24 2 $9,299,000 -6% 3,649 $2,548   $187,668,000 23
2001/11/25 2 $4,842,000 -48% 3,649 $1,327   $192,229,825 24
2001/11/26 3 $781,000 -84% 3,649 $214   $193,010,000 25
2001/11/27 3 $692,000 -11% 3,649 $190   $193,702,000 26
2001/11/28 3 $587,000 -15% 3,649 $161   $194,289,000 27
2001/11/29 3 $631,000 +7% 3,649 $173   $194,921,000 28
2001/11/30 4 $2,259,000 +258% 3,390 $666   $197,180,000 29
2001/12/01 4 $4,197,000 +86% 3,390 $1,238   $201,377,000 30
2001/12/02 3 $2,623,000 -38% 3,390 $774   $204,025,728 31
2001/12/03 4 $409,000 -84% 3,390 $121   $204,435,000 32
2001/12/04 4 $471,000 +15% 3,390 $139   $204,906,000 33
2001/12/05 4 $428,000 -9% 3,390 $126   $205,334,000 34
2001/12/06 4 $475,000 +11% 3,390 $140   $205,810,000 35
2001/12/07 4 $1,586,000 +234% 3,390 $468   $207,395,000 36
2001/12/08 4 $3,076,000 +94% 3,390 $907   $210,471,000 37
2001/12/09 4 $1,850,000 -40% 3,390 $546   $212,391,025 38
2001/12/10 4 $338,000 -82% 2,884 $117   $212,730,000 39
2001/12/11 5 $383,000 +13% 2,884 $133   $213,112,000 40
2001/12/12 4 $360,000 -6% 2,884 $125   $213,472,000 41
2001/12/13 4 $363,000 +1% 2,884 $126   $213,835,000 42
2001/12/14 6 $1,111,000 +206% 2,682 $414   $214,946,000 43
2001/12/15 6 $2,199,000 +98% 2,682 $820   $217,145,000 44
2001/12/16 5 $1,500,000 -32% 2,682 $559   $218,820,000 45
2001/12/17 6 $368,000 -75% 2,682 $137   $219,183,000 46
2001/12/18 6 $441,000 +20% 2,682 $164   $219,624,000 47
2001/12/19 6 $451,000 +2% 2,682 $168   $220,075,000 48
2001/12/20 6 $501,000 +11% 2,682 $187   $220,576,000 49
2001/12/21 11 $924,000 +84% 2,097 $441   $221,500,000 50
2001/12/22 9 $1,458,000 +58% 2,097 $695   $222,958,000 51
2001/12/23 9 $1,304,000 -11% 2,097 $622   $224,262,000 52
2001/12/26 9 $1,575,000   2,097 $751   $227,924,000 55
2001/12/27 8 $2,127,000 +35% 2,097 $1,014   $230,051,000 56
2001/12/28 9 $2,090,000 -2% 2,097 $997   $232,141,000 57
2001/12/29 9 $2,192,000 +5% 2,097 $1,045   $234,333,000 58
2001/12/30 9 $1,825,000 -17% 2,097 $870   $236,158,000 59
2001/12/31 9 $1,617,000 -11% 2,097 $771   $237,775,000 60
2002/01/01 10 $1,724,000 +7% 2,097 $822   $239,190,413 61
2002/01/02 9 $876,000 -49% 1,701 $515   $240,066,000 62
2002/01/03 9 $695,000 -21% 1,701 $409   $240,761,000 63
2002/01/04 12 $990,000 +42% 1,425 $695   $241,751,000 64
2002/01/05 10 $1,952,000 +97% 1,425 $1,370   $243,714,000 65
2002/01/06 10 $933,000 -52% 1,425 $655   $244,638,458 66
2012/12/19 4 $778,913   2,618 $298   $256,649,085 4,066
2012/12/20 7 $706,068 -9% 2,618 $270   $257,355,153 4,067
2012/12/21 7 $1,390,711 +97% 2,618 $531   $258,745,864 4,068
2012/12/22 8 $1,882,659 +35% 2,618 $719   $260,628,523 4,069
2012/12/23 8 $1,501,316 -20% 2,618 $573   $262,129,839 4,070
2012/12/24 9 $826,910 -45% 2,618 $316   $262,956,749 4,071
2012/12/25 9 $1,456,311 +76% 2,618 $556   $264,413,060 4,072
2012/12/26 9 $1,651,362 +13% 2,618 $631   $266,064,422 4,073
2012/12/27 8 $1,932,214 +17% 2,618 $738   $267,996,636 4,074
2012/12/28 8 $2,286,880 +18% 2,618 $874   $270,283,516 4,075
2012/12/29 9 $2,295,103 n/c 2,618 $877   $272,578,619 4,076
2012/12/30 9 $1,865,454 -19% 2,618 $713   $274,444,073 4,077
2012/12/31 9 $1,440,079 -23% 2,618 $550   $275,884,152 4,078
2013/01/01 9 $1,944,351 +35% 2,618 $743   $277,828,503 4,079
2013/01/02 7 $1,073,493 -45% 2,618 $410   $278,901,996 4,080
2013/01/03 8 $961,825 -10% 2,618 $367   $279,863,821 4,081
2013/01/04 11 $1,138,811 +18% 2,103 $542   $281,002,632 4,082
2013/01/05 11 $1,720,395 +51% 2,103 $818   $282,723,027 4,083
2013/01/06 9 $1,128,699 -34% 2,103 $537   $283,851,726 4,084
2013/01/07 12 $269,709 -76% 2,103 $128   $284,121,435 4,085
2013/01/08 16 $239,236 -11% 2,103 $114   $284,360,671 4,086
2013/01/09 16 $183,051 -23% 2,103 $87   $284,543,722 4,087
2013/01/10 17 $195,936 +7% 2,103 $93   $284,739,658 4,088
2013/01/11 - $288,790 +47% 1,127 $256   $285,028,448 4,089
2013/01/12 - $820,348 +184% 1,127 $728   $285,848,796 4,090
2013/01/13 - $608,167 -26% 1,127 $540   $286,456,963 4,091
2013/01/14 19 $81,318 -87% 1,127 $72   $286,538,281 4,092
2013/01/15 19 $93,846 +15% 1,127 $83   $286,632,127 4,093
2013/01/16 19 $84,714 -10% 1,127 $75   $286,716,841 4,094
2013/01/17 19 $93,846 +11% 1,127 $83   $286,810,687 4,095
2013/01/18 22 $132,180 +41% 565 $234   $286,942,867 4,096
2013/01/19 21 $351,877 +166% 565 $623   $287,294,744 4,097
2013/01/20 20 $268,488 -24% 565 $475   $287,563,232 4,098
2013/01/21 18 $282,575 +5% 565 $500   $287,845,807 4,099
2013/01/22 - $52,198 -82% 565 $92   $287,898,005 4,100
2013/01/23 - $38,127 -27% 565 $67   $287,936,132 4,101
2013/01/24 - $37,069 -3% 565 $66   $287,973,201 4,102

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/11/02 1 $62,577,067   3,237 $19,332   $62,577,067 3
2001/11/09 1 $45,551,028 -27% 3,269 $13,934   $122,150,373 10
2001/11/16 2 $22,716,685 -50% 3,461 $6,564   $156,341,118 17
2001/11/23 2 $24,055,001 +6% 3,649 $6,592   $192,229,825 24
2001/11/30 4 $9,105,664 -62% 3,390 $2,686   $204,025,728 31
2001/12/07 4 $6,597,454 -28% 2,884 $2,288   $212,391,025 38
2001/12/14 6 $4,980,223 -25% 2,682 $1,857   $218,815,112 45
2001/12/21 9 $3,801,516 -24% 2,097 $1,813   $226,348,671 52
2001/12/28 9 $6,103,901 +61% 1,701 $3,588   $239,190,413 59
2002/01/04 10 $3,877,647 -36% 1,425 $2,721   $244,638,458 66
2002/01/11 13 $2,195,669 -43% 1,313 $1,672   $247,458,486 73
2002/01/18 16 $1,384,028 -37% 1,374 $1,007   $249,919,653 80
2002/01/25 23 $555,368 -60% 627 $886   $250,676,747 87
2002/02/01 25 $442,164 -20% 501 $883   $251,264,540 94
2002/02/08 31 $280,877 -36% 334 $841   $251,644,856 101
2002/02/15 33 $240,793 -14% 212 $1,136   $251,959,644 108
2002/02/22 34 $147,102 -39% 178 $826   $252,177,407 115
2002/03/01 38 $134,032 -9% 184 $728   $252,338,340 122
2002/03/08 39 $122,065 -9% 164 $744   $252,557,794 129
2002/03/15 47 $68,695 -44% 117 $587   $252,706,618 136
2002/03/22 55 $32,177 -53% 84 $383   $252,753,607 143
2002/03/29 50 $34,154 +6% 91 $375   $252,813,234 150
2002/04/05 51 $46,879 +37% 74 $634   $252,893,416 157
2002/04/12 49 $66,766 +42% 71 $940   $252,971,449 164
2002/04/19 61 $37,181 -44% 48 $775   $253,022,487 171
2002/04/26 70 $22,970 -38% 41 $560   $253,052,952 178
2002/05/03 69 $15,426 -33% 44 $351   $253,075,916 185
2002/05/10 59 $29,970 +94% 54 $555   $253,114,764 192
2002/05/17 46 $44,509 +49% 68 $655   $253,178,588 199
2002/05/24 15 $453,058 +918% 289 $1,568   $253,763,957 206
2002/05/31 18 $312,742 -31% 282 $1,109   $254,252,781 213
2002/06/07 17 $272,111 -13% 263 $1,035   $254,750,332 220
2002/06/14 23 $202,642 -26% 238 $851   $255,157,707 227
2002/08/02 44 $67,470   123 $549   $255,352,147 276
2002/08/09 43 $79,166 +17% 128 $618   $255,523,264 283
2002/08/16 45 $63,691 -20% 100 $637   $255,660,741 290
2002/08/23 54 $41,888 -34% 77 $544   $255,745,941 297
2002/08/30 58 $23,361 -44% 42 $556   $255,802,080 304
2002/09/06 63 $20,197 -14% 30 $673   $255,832,724 311
2002/09/13 70 $18,206 -10% 28 $650   $255,856,717 318
2002/09/20 95 $8,427 -54% 22 $383   $255,870,172 325
2012/12/21 8 $4,774,686   2,618 $1,824   $262,129,839 4,070
2012/12/28 9 $6,447,437 +35% 2,618 $2,463   $274,444,073 4,077
2013/01/04 11 $3,987,905 -38% 2,103 $1,896   $283,851,726 4,084
2013/01/11 16 $1,717,305 -57% 1,127 $1,524   $286,456,963 4,091
2013/01/18 21 $752,545 -56% 565 $1,332   $287,563,232 4,098
2013/01/25 26 $385,041 -49% 322 $1,196   $288,358,242 4,105
2013/02/01 32 $252,745 -34% 269 $940   $288,610,987 4,112
2013/02/08 31 $217,662 -14% 236 $922   $288,828,649 4,119
2013/02/15 40 $75,934 -65% 99 $767   $288,904,583 4,126
2013/02/22 51 $33,966 -55% 45 $755   $288,938,549 4,133
2013/03/01 38 $106,034 +212% 79 $1,342   $289,044,583 4,140
2013/03/08 39 $78,940 -26% 70 $1,128   $289,123,523 4,147
2013/03/15 41 $71,374 -10% 58 $1,231   $289,194,897 4,154
2013/03/22 48 $46,816 -34% 49 $955   $289,241,713 4,161
2013/03/29 56 $30,530 -35% 40 $763   $289,272,243 4,168
2013/04/05 53 $42,139 +38% 32 $1,317   $289,314,382 4,175
2013/04/12 51 $40,975 -3% 30 $1,366   $289,355,357 4,182
2013/04/19 51 $35,458 -13% 29 $1,223   $289,390,815 4,189
2013/04/26 49 $32,610 -8% 26 $1,254   $289,423,425 4,196

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/9/20132315,764 86,290$268,904$2,038,475560
6/16/20131521,119+34% 107,409$346,690$2,385,165561
6/23/20131333,883+60% 141,292$555,702$2,940,866562
6/30/20131342,011+24% 183,303$702,521$3,643,387563
7/7/20131839,951-5% 223,254$892,669$4,536,056564
7/14/20132624,568-39% 247,822$498,541$5,034,597565

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/15/20092181,569 181,569$4,039,906$4,039,906374
11/22/2009918,313-90% 199,882$393,550$4,433,456375
12/6/20092024,560 269,489$527,799$5,929,323377
2/24/20134170,006 627,649$5,098,470$16,670,436545
3/3/2013568,809-60% 696,458$2,063,571$18,734,007546
3/10/2013732,373-53% 728,831$970,867$19,704,874547
3/17/20131226,373-19% 755,204$783,273$20,488,147548
3/24/20131321,665-18% 776,869$615,066$21,103,213549
3/31/20131531,918+47% 808,787$861,467$21,964,680550
4/7/20131912,400-61% 821,187$323,652$22,288,332551
4/14/20131415,293+23% 836,480$478,214$22,766,546552
4/21/2013188,952-41% 845,432$295,247$23,061,793553
4/28/20131710,092+13% 855,524$331,306$23,393,099554
6/9/20131212,625 887,579$372,319$24,338,418560
6/16/20131810,737-15% 898,316$306,205$24,644,623561
6/23/20131017,613+64% 915,929$519,411$25,164,034562
6/30/20131121,987+25% 937,916$651,026$25,815,060563
7/7/2013921,445-2% 959,361$691,596$26,506,656564
7/14/20131513,890-35% 973,251$415,302$26,921,958565
7/28/20131612,100 990,531$338,564$27,405,460567
11/3/2013179,301 1,019,447$285,807$28,294,001581

Monsters, Inc. 3D HD Trailer

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