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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,756,372Details
International Box Office $38,272,828
Worldwide Box Office $55,029,200
Further financial details...

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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
84% - Certified Fresh
Audience
92% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 24th, 2004 (Limited) by Focus Features
MPAA Rating: R for language
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Keywords: Biography, Road Trip, Foreign Language
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: Argentina,
Chile,
Cuba,
France,
Germany,
Mexico,
Peru,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 430 $50,168 Feb 11, 2005 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 501 $53,423 Feb 4, 2005 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 523 $74,853 Jan 28, 2005 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 547 $98,559 Jan 21, 2005 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 497 $150,000 Jan 14, 2005 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 473 $208,308 Jan 7, 2005 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 627 $189,754 Dec 31, 2004 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 961 $127,386 Dec 24, 2004 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 811 $202,157 Dec 17, 2004 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 721 $284,911 Dec 10, 2004 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 658 $407,538 Dec 3, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 574 $657,028 Nov 26, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 813 $621,808 Nov 19, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,001 $745,110 Nov 12, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,184 $948,895 Nov 5, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,631 $991,229 Oct 29, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,829 $1,430,875 Oct 22, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,305 $1,756,157 Oct 15, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,201 $1,510,020 Oct 8, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,133 $1,085,460 Oct 1, 2004 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,669 $159,819 Sep 24, 2004 3

Cast

Gael Garcia Bernal    Ernesto 'Che' Guevara de la Serna
Rodrigo De la Serna    Alberto Granado
Mia Maestro    Chichina Ferreyra
Mercedes Moran    Celia de la Serna
Jorge Chiarella    Dr. Bresciani

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

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February 20th, 2005

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September 28th, 2004

It's been a lonely few weeks on the per theatre charts as once again only one film topped $10,000 per theatre average. It was the road trip film, The Motorcycle Diaries that topped the charts with an incredible $53,273 average in 3 theatres. I expect to see this film on the charts for a few more weeks. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/09/24 35 $159,819   3 $53,273   $159,819 3
2004/10/01 15 $1,085,460 +579% 67 $16,201   $1,341,265 10
2004/10/08 9 $1,510,020 +39% 167 $9,042   $3,293,132 17
2004/10/15 9 $1,756,157 +16% 250 $7,025   $5,748,162 24
2004/10/22 11 $1,430,875 -19% 260 $5,503   $7,810,333 31
2004/10/29 14 $991,229 -31% 264 $3,755   $9,301,385 38
2004/11/05 16 $948,895 -4% 268 $3,541   $10,646,467 45
2004/11/12 16 $745,110 -21% 238 $3,131   $11,829,464 52
2004/11/19 15 $621,808 -17% 233 $2,669   $12,733,850 59
2004/11/26 17 $657,028 +6% 239 $2,749   $13,677,171 66
2004/12/03 18 $407,538 -38% 272 $1,498   $14,277,652 73
2004/12/10 17 $284,911 -30% 247 $1,153   $14,730,488 80
2004/12/17 23 $202,157 -29% 159 $1,271   $15,080,746 87
2004/12/24 27 $127,386 -37% 92 $1,385   $15,358,121 94
2004/12/31 28 $189,754 +49% 93 $2,040   $15,724,900 101
2005/01/07 31 $208,308 +10% 123 $1,694   $16,025,595 108
2005/01/14 33 $150,000 -28% 96 $1,563   $16,270,000 115
2005/01/21 39 $98,559 -34% 75 $1,314   $16,464,802 122
2005/01/28 43 $74,853 -24% 60 $1,248   $16,594,348 129
2005/02/04 46 $53,423 -29% 60 $890   $16,680,023 136
2005/02/11 56 $50,168 -6% 54 $929   $16,756,372 143

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/10/08 9 $400,000   167 $2,395   $2,100,000 15
2004/10/09 9 $672,000 +68% 167 $4,024   $2,785,000 16
2004/10/10 9 $508,000 -24% 167 $3,042   $3,293,132 17
2004/10/11 9 $257,000 -49% 167 $1,539   $3,550,000 18
2004/10/12 9 $145,000 -44% 167 $868   $3,695,000 19
2004/10/13 9 $122,000 -16% 167 $731   $3,817,000 20
2004/10/14 6 $179,000 +47% 167 $1,072   $3,996,000 21
2004/10/15 9 $475,000 +165% 250 $1,900   $4,471,000 22
2004/10/16 9 $740,000 +56% 250 $2,960   $5,205,000 23
2004/10/17 9 $543,000 -27% 250 $2,172   $5,748,162 24
2004/10/18 8 $156,000 -71% 250 $624   $5,904,000 25
2004/10/19 8 $185,000 +19% 250 $740   $6,089,000 26
2004/10/20 8 $153,000 -17% 250 $612   $6,241,000 27
2004/10/21 8 $165,000 +8% 250 $660   $6,379,000 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/09/24 32 $255,805   3 $85,268   $255,805 7
2004/10/01 15 $1,527,307 +497% 67 $22,796   $1,783,112 14
2004/10/08 9 $2,208,893 +45% 167 $13,227   $3,992,005 21
2004/10/15 9 $2,387,453 +8% 250 $9,550   $6,379,458 28
2004/10/22 11 $1,930,698 -19% 260 $7,426   $8,310,156 35
2004/10/29 14 $1,387,416 -28% 264 $5,255   $9,697,572 42
2004/11/05 16 $1,386,782 n/c 268 $5,175   $11,084,354 49
2004/11/12 16 $1,027,688 -26% 238 $4,318   $12,112,042 56
2004/11/19 16 $908,101 -12% 233 $3,897   $13,020,143 63
2004/11/26 17 $849,971 -6% 239 $3,556   $13,870,114 70
2004/12/03 18 $575,463 -32% 272 $2,116   $14,445,577 77
2004/12/10 17 $433,012 -25% 247 $1,753   $14,878,589 84
2004/12/17 23 $352,146 -19% 159 $2,215   $15,230,735 91
2004/12/24 28 $304,411 -14% 92 $3,309   $15,535,146 98
2004/12/31 28 $282,141 -7% 93 $3,034   $15,817,287 105
2005/01/07 28 $302,713 +7% 123 $2,461   $16,120,000 112
2005/01/14 33 $246,243 -19% 96 $2,565   $16,366,243 119
2005/01/21 38 $153,252 -38% 75 $2,043   $16,519,495 126
2005/01/28 44 $107,105 -30% 60 $1,785   $16,626,600 133
2005/02/04 47 $79,604 -26% 60 $1,327   $16,706,204 140
2005/02/11 61 $50,168 -37% 54 $929   $16,756,372 147

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