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Moulin Rouge (2001)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,386,369Details
International Box Office $121,823,316Details
Worldwide Box Office $179,209,685
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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
76% - Certified Fresh
Audience
89% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$53,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 18th, 2001 (Limited) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: October 26th, 2001 (Wide) (South Korea)
Video Release: January 14th, 2003 by Fox Home Entertainment, released as Moulin Rouge!
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content
Running Time: 126 minutes
Franchise: The Red Curtain Trilogy
Comparisons: vs. Chicago
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Keywords: Writing and Writers, Romance, Terminal Illness, Writer's Block, Mistaken Identity, Relationships Gone Wrong, Intentionally Anachronistic
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Bazmark
Production Countries: Australia,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 49th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 78 $1,477 Apr 19, 2002 339
Biggest 48th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 75 $3,618 Apr 12, 2002 332
Biggest 47th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 69 $5,284 Apr 5, 2002 325
Biggest 46th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 66 $8,959 Mar 29, 2002 318
Biggest 45th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 56 $21,797 Mar 22, 2002 311
Biggest 44th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 49 $29,332 Mar 15, 2002 304
Biggest 43rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 65 $15,651 Mar 8, 2002 297
Biggest 42nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 63 $19,935 Mar 1, 2002 290
Biggest 41st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 50 $28,811 Feb 22, 2002 283
Biggest 40th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 81 $11,087 Feb 15, 2002 276
Biggest 39th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 93 $7,640 Feb 8, 2002 269
Biggest 38th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 92 $9,425 Feb 1, 2002 262
Biggest 37th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 78 $19,500 Jan 25, 2002 255
Biggest 36th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 102 $12,343 Jan 18, 2002 248
Biggest 35th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 98 $15,194 Jan 11, 2002 241
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 109 $14,660 Jan 4, 2002 234
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 106 $18,963 Dec 28, 2001 227
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 150 $9,627 Dec 21, 2001 220
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 130 $21,397 Dec 14, 2001 213
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 144 $24,649 Dec 7, 2001 206
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 128 $42,696 Nov 30, 2001 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 105 $71,614 Nov 23, 2001 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 356 $3,873 Nov 16, 2001 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 344 $8,088 Nov 9, 2001 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 408 $7,560 Nov 2, 2001 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 474 $7,464 Oct 26, 2001 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 456 $15,009 Oct 19, 2001 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 518 $19,412 Oct 12, 2001 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 543 $27,875 Oct 5, 2001 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 545 $44,003 Sep 28, 2001 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 542 $70,418 Sep 21, 2001 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 579 $88,026 Sep 14, 2001 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 610 $110,782 Sep 7, 2001 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 545 $176,696 Aug 31, 2001 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 832 $128,480 Aug 24, 2001 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 697 $202,765 Aug 17, 2001 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 656 $258,718 Aug 10, 2001 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 667 $307,113 Aug 3, 2001 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 715 $363,755 Jul 27, 2001 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 820 $410,387 Jul 20, 2001 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 691 $753,303 Jul 13, 2001 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 633 $1,352,672 Jul 6, 2001 52
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,328 $50,951,493 Jul 6, 2001 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 531 $2,447,646 Jun 29, 2001 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 455 $3,851,923 Jun 22, 2001 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 506 $5,030,265 Jun 15, 2001 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 467 $7,649,148 Jun 8, 2001 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 307 $13,718,306 Jun 1, 2001 17
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 325 $13,718,306 Jun 1, 2001 17
Biggest June Day at the Domestic Box Office 784 $5,717,000 Jun 2, 2001 16
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,157 $5,717,000 Jun 2, 2001 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,188 $193,098 May 25, 2001 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,653 $167,540 May 18, 2001 3

Cast

   Satine
   Christian
John Leguizamo    Henri de Toulouse Lautrec
Jim Broadbent    Zidler
Garry McDonald    The Doctor
Jacek Koman    The Unconscious Argentinean
Richard Roxburgh    Duke of Monroth
Kerry Walker    Marie
Matthew Whittet    Satie
David Wenham    Audrey
Caroline O'Connor    Nini Legs-in-the-Air
Natalie Jackson Mendoza    China Doll
Christine Anu    Arabia
Kylie Minogue    The Green Fairy

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Baz Luhrmann
Screenwriter    Craig Pearce
Producer    Martin Brown
Producer    Baz Luhrmann
Producer    Fred Baron
Co-Producer    Catherine Knapman
Cinematographer    Donald M. McAlpine
Editor    Jill Bilcock
Composer    Craig Armstrong
Music Director    Marius de Vries
Music Supervisor    Anton Monsted
Production Designer    Catherine Martin
Supervising Art Director    Ian Gracie
Art Director    Ann Marie Beauchamp
Set Designer    Aaron Marsden
Set Designer    Andrew Powell
Set Designer    Ed Cotton
Set Designer    Louise Rooney
Set Designer    Michael Turner
Set Designer    Martin Ash
Set Decorator    Brigitte Broch
Costume Designer    Catherine Martin
Costume Designer    Angus Strathie
Sound Mixer    Guntis Sics
Sound Designer    Roger Savage
Choreography    John O'Connell
Associate Producer    Steve E. Andrews
Associate Producer    Catherine Martin
Assistant Director    Steve E. Andrews
Casting Director    Ronna Kress
Casting (Australia)    Chris King

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Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/05/18 26 $167,540   2 $83,770   $167,540 3
2001/05/25 22 $193,098 +15% 2 $96,549   $510,650 10
2001/06/01 4 $13,718,306 +7,004% 2,279 $6,019   $14,394,913 17
2001/06/08 6 $7,649,148 -44% 2,283 $3,350   $27,569,224 24
2001/06/15 8 $5,030,265 -34% 2,084 $2,414   $36,629,874 31
2001/06/22 8 $3,851,923 -23% 1,585 $2,430   $43,433,722 38
2001/06/29 11 $2,447,646 -36% 1,271 $1,926   $48,023,940 45
2001/07/06 14 $1,352,672 -45% 648 $2,087   $50,951,493 52
2001/07/13 17 $753,303 -44% 492 $1,531   $52,467,635 59
2001/07/20 18 $410,387 -46% 379 $1,083   $53,345,164 66
2001/07/27 21 $363,755 -11% 356 $1,022   $54,029,521 73
2001/08/03 22 $307,113 -16% 291 $1,055   $54,611,385 80
2001/08/10 22 $258,718 -16% 312 $829   $55,093,223 87
2001/08/17 26 $202,765 -22% 250 $811   $55,500,137 94
2001/08/24 35 $128,480 -37% 173 $743   $55,771,542 101
2001/08/31 38 $176,696 +38% 154 $1,147   $56,088,256 108
2001/09/07 40 $110,782 -37% 122 $908   $56,256,886 115
2001/09/14 46 $88,026 -21% 98 $898   $56,384,524 122
2001/09/21 54 $70,418 -20% 75 $939   $56,495,724 129
2001/09/28 59 $44,003 -38% 58 $759   $56,578,627 136
2001/10/05 64 $27,875 -37% 31 $899   $56,628,845 143
2001/10/12 71 $19,412 -30% 21 $924   $56,663,217 150
2001/10/19 72 $15,009 -23% 15 $1,001   $56,689,748 157
2001/10/26 98 $7,464 -50% 11 $679   $56,705,791 164
2001/11/02 98 $7,560 +1% 13 $582   $56,717,986 171
2001/11/09 90 $8,088 +7% 11 $735   $56,733,370 178
2001/11/16 98 $3,873 -52% 7 $553   $56,741,381 185
2001/11/23 40 $71,614 +1,749% 51 $1,404   $56,837,983 192
2001/11/30 47 $42,696 -40% 24 $1,779   $56,908,897 199
2001/12/07 51 $24,649 -42% 19 $1,297   $56,951,243 206
2001/12/14 52 $21,397 -13% 22 $973   $56,987,332 213
2001/12/21 61 $9,627 -55% 12 $802   $57,012,254 220
2001/12/28 56 $18,963 +97% 8 $2,370   $57,044,922 227
2002/01/04 59 $14,660 -23% 10 $1,466   $57,065,562 234
2002/01/11 53 $15,194 +4% 11 $1,381   $57,087,272 241
2002/01/18 60 $12,343 -19% 13 $949   $57,108,647 248
2002/01/25 59 $19,500 +58% 20 $975   $57,135,166 255
2002/02/01 75 $9,425 -52% 11 $857   $57,153,054 262
2002/02/08 76 $7,640 -19% 11 $695   $57,165,280 269
2002/02/15 69 $11,087 +45% 11 $1,008   $57,185,390 276
2002/02/22 53 $28,811 +160% 57 $505   $57,218,358 283
2002/03/01 62 $19,935 -31% 23 $867   $57,252,137 290
2002/03/08 65 $15,651 -21% 11 $1,423   $57,276,980 297
2002/03/15 55 $29,332 +87% 21 $1,397   $57,313,848 304
2002/03/22 64 $21,797 -26% 16 $1,362   $57,346,683 311
2002/03/29 82 $8,959 -59% 11 $814   $57,367,196 318
2002/04/05 98 $5,284 -41% 6 $881   $57,377,551 325
2002/04/12 91 $3,618 -32% 10 $362   $57,384,121 332
2002/04/19 128 $1,477 -59% 4 $369   $57,386,369 339

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/05/21 17 $35,184   2 $17,592   $202,724 4
2001/05/22 15 $37,117 +5% 2 $18,559   $239,841 5
2001/05/23 14 $37,492 +1% 2 $18,746   $277,333 6
2001/05/27 20 $71,000   2 $35,500   $510,650 10
2001/05/28 21 $71,472 +1% 2 $35,736   $582,122 11
2001/05/29 15 $30,443 -57% 2 $15,222   $612,565 12
2001/05/30 15 $32,453 +7% 2 $16,227   $645,018 13
2001/06/01 4 $4,570,000   2,279 $2,005   $5,240,000 15
2001/06/02 4 $5,717,000 +25% 2,279 $2,509   $10,959,607 16
2001/06/03 4 $3,508,000 -39% 2,279 $1,539   $14,395,000 17
2001/06/04 4 $1,393,030 -60% 2,279 $611   $15,787,943 18
2001/06/05 4 $1,569,186 +13% 2,279 $689   $17,357,129 19
2001/06/06 4 $1,325,377 -16% 2,279 $582   $18,682,506 20
2001/06/07 4 $1,237,570 -7% 2,279 $543   $19,920,076 21
2001/06/08 6 $2,434,000 +97% 2,283 $1,066   $22,354,500 22
2001/06/09 6 $3,208,000 +32% 2,283 $1,405   $25,562,500 23
2001/06/10 6 $2,038,000 -36% 2,283 $893   $27,569,224 24
2001/06/11 6 $967,831 -53% 2,283 $424   $28,537,055 25
2001/06/12 5 $1,139,780 +18% 2,283 $499   $29,676,835 26
2001/06/13 5 $955,740 -16% 2,283 $419   $30,632,575 27
2001/06/14 5 $967,034 +1% 2,283 $424   $31,599,609 28
2001/06/15 8 $1,557,500 +61% 2,091 $745   $33,157,000 29
2001/06/16 8 $2,105,000 +35% 2,091 $1,007   $35,262,000 30
2001/06/17 8 $1,286,000 -39% 2,084 $617   $36,629,874 31
2001/06/18 8 $655,909 -49% 2,084 $315   $37,285,783 32
2001/06/19 7 $801,333 +22% 2,084 $385   $38,087,116 33
2001/06/20 7 $731,332 -9% 2,084 $351   $38,818,448 34
2001/06/21 7 $763,351 +4% 2,084 $366   $39,581,799 35
2001/06/22 9 $1,112,000 +46% 1,592 $698   $40,694,000 36
2001/06/23 8 $1,612,000 +45% 1,592 $1,013   $42,306,000 37
2001/06/24 8 $1,019,000 -37% 1,585 $643   $43,433,722 38
2001/06/25 8 $501,706 -51% 1,585 $317   $43,935,428 39
2001/06/26 8 $592,939 +18% 1,585 $374   $44,528,367 40
2001/06/27 9 $528,577 -11% 1,585 $333   $45,056,944 41
2001/06/28 9 $519,350 -2% 1,585 $328   $45,576,294 42
2001/07/01 11 $748,000   1,271 $589   $48,023,940 45
2001/07/02 11 $388,921 -48% 1,271 $306   $48,412,861 46
2001/07/03 11 $501,306 +29% 1,271 $394   $48,914,167 47
2001/07/04 13 $501,952 n/c 1,271 $395   $49,416,119 48
2001/07/05 13 $278,444 -45% 1,271 $219   $49,598,175 49
2001/07/08 14 $401,000   648 $619   $50,951,493 52
2001/07/09 14 $166,518 -58% 648 $257   $51,118,011 53
2001/07/10 14 $223,113 +34% 648 $344   $51,341,124 54
2001/07/11 15 $192,840 -14% 648 $298   $51,533,964 55
2001/07/12 15 $180,368 -6% 648 $278   $51,714,332 56
2001/07/15 17 $210,000   494 $425   $52,467,635 59
2001/07/16 16 $112,995 -46% 494 $229   $52,580,630 60
2001/07/17 16 $149,968 +33% 494 $304   $52,730,598 61
2001/07/18 17 $105,632 -30% 494 $214   $52,836,230 62
2001/07/19 17 $98,547 -7% 494 $199   $52,934,777 63
2001/07/23 17 $71,244   379 $188   $53,416,408 67
2001/07/24 17 $93,114 +31% 379 $246   $53,509,522 68
2001/07/25 17 $79,222 -15% 379 $209   $53,588,744 69
2001/07/26 17 $77,022 -3% 379 $203   $53,665,766 70
2001/07/29 20 $107,000   356 $301   $54,029,521 73
2001/07/30 19 $65,394 -39% 356 $184   $54,094,915 74
2001/07/31 18 $74,575 +14% 356 $209   $54,169,490 75
2001/08/01 19 $66,449 -11% 356 $187   $54,235,939 76
2001/08/02 19 $68,333 +3% 356 $192   $54,304,272 77
2001/08/07 19 $58,803   291 $202   $54,721,157 82
2001/08/08 20 $56,157 -4% 291 $193   $54,777,314 83
2001/08/13 21 $44,124   312 $141   $55,137,347 88
2001/08/14 18 $57,235 +30% 312 $183   $55,194,582 89

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2001/05/18 25 $317,552   2 $158,776   $317,552 7
2001/05/25 22 $359,055 +13% 2 $179,528   $676,607 14
2001/06/01 4 $19,243,469 +5,259% 2,279 $8,444   $19,920,076 21
2001/06/08 6 $11,679,533 -39% 2,283 $5,116   $31,599,609 28
2001/06/15 8 $7,982,190 -32% 2,084 $3,830   $39,581,799 35
2001/06/22 8 $5,994,495 -25% 1,585 $3,782   $45,576,294 42
2001/06/29 11 $4,022,527 -33% 1,271 $3,165   $49,598,821 49
2001/07/06 14 $2,115,511 -47% 648 $3,265   $51,714,332 56
2001/07/13 17 $1,220,445 -42% 492 $2,481   $52,934,777 63
2001/07/20 17 $730,989 -40% 379 $1,929   $53,665,766 70
2001/07/27 21 $638,506 -13% 356 $1,794   $54,304,272 77
2001/08/03 22 $530,233 -17% 291 $1,822   $54,834,505 84
2001/08/10 22 $462,867 -13% 312 $1,484   $55,297,372 91
2001/08/17 26 $345,690 -25% 250 $1,383   $55,643,062 98
2001/08/24 33 $268,498 -22% 173 $1,552   $55,911,560 105
2001/08/31 38 $234,544 -13% 154 $1,523   $56,146,104 112
2001/09/07 39 $150,394 -36% 122 $1,233   $56,296,498 119
2001/09/14 43 $128,808 -14% 98 $1,314   $56,425,306 126
2001/09/21 50 $109,318 -15% 75 $1,458   $56,534,624 133
2001/09/28 60 $66,346 -39% 58 $1,144   $56,600,970 140
2001/10/05 62 $42,835 -35% 31 $1,382   $56,643,805 147
2001/10/12 66 $30,934 -28% 21 $1,473   $56,674,739 154
2001/10/19 73 $23,588 -24% 15 $1,573   $56,698,327 161
2001/10/26 98 $12,099 -49% 11 $1,100   $56,710,426 168
2001/11/02 94 $14,856 +23% 13 $1,143   $56,725,282 175
2001/11/09 87 $12,226 -18% 11 $1,111   $56,737,508 182
2001/11/16 62 $28,861 +136% 7 $4,123   $56,766,369 189
2001/11/23 41 $99,832 +246% 51 $1,957   $56,866,201 196
2001/11/30 46 $60,393 -40% 24 $2,516   $56,926,594 203
2001/12/07 48 $39,341 -35% 19 $2,071   $56,965,935 210
2001/12/14 48 $36,692 -7% 22 $1,668   $57,002,627 217
2001/12/21 55 $23,332 -36% 12 $1,944   $57,025,959 224
2001/12/28 63 $24,943 +7% 8 $3,118   $57,050,902 231
2002/01/04 60 $21,176 -15% 10 $2,118   $57,072,078 238
2002/01/11 54 $24,226 +14% 11 $2,202   $57,096,304 245
2002/01/18 58 $19,362 -20% 13 $1,489   $57,115,666 252
2002/01/25 58 $27,963 +44% 20 $1,398   $57,143,629 259
2002/02/01 73 $14,011 -50% 11 $1,274   $57,157,640 266
2002/02/08 69 $16,663 +19% 11 $1,515   $57,174,303 273
2002/02/15 70 $15,244 -9% 11 $1,386   $57,189,547 280
2002/02/22 54 $42,655 +180% 57 $748   $57,232,202 287
2002/03/01 63 $29,127 -32% 23 $1,266   $57,261,329 294
2002/03/08 67 $23,187 -20% 11 $2,108   $57,284,516 301
2002/03/15 61 $40,370 +74% 21 $1,922   $57,324,886 308
2002/03/22 66 $33,351 -17% 16 $2,084   $57,358,237 315
2002/03/29 79 $14,030 -58% 11 $1,275   $57,372,267 322
2002/04/05 87 $8,236 -41% 6 $1,373   $57,380,503 329
2002/04/12 92 $4,389 -47% 10 $439   $57,384,892 336
2002/04/19 124 $1,477 -66% 4 $369   $57,386,369 343

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
South Korea 10/26/2001 $0 0 1 1 $108,435 12/30/2016
 
Rest of World $121,714,881
 
International Total$121,823,316 12/30/2016

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/24/20101314,702 14,702$213,030$213,030406

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