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The Nativity Story (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,629,831Details
International Box Office $8,679,813
Worldwide Box Office $46,309,644
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $26,394,827 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $26,394,827
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
38% - Rotten
Audience
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 1st, 2006 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: March 20th, 2007 by New Line Home Video, released as Nativity Story, The
MPAA Rating: PG for some violent content
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Keywords: Religious
Source:Based on Religious Text
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,113 $37,575 Jan 12, 2007 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,951 $237,904 Jan 5, 2007 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,777 $1,506,818 Dec 29, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 983 $4,650,000 Dec 22, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,557 $4,656,376 Dec 15, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,933 $5,713,854 Dec 8, 2006 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,198 $7,849,304 Dec 1, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 722 3,083 Dec 1, 2006 3

Cast

   Mary
   Joseph
Hiam Abbass    Anna
Shaun Toub    Joaquim
Alexander Siddig    The Angel Gabriel
Nadim Sawalha    Melchoir
Eriq Ebouaney    Balthasar
Stefan Kalipha    Gaspar
Ciaran Hinds    King Herod
Shohreh Aghdashloo    Elizabeth

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    Mychael Danna

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March 5th, 2013

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Home Market has a Bloody Close Race on Top

March 31st, 2007

A trio of new releases led the sales chart this week, and those three all managed to place in the top five on the rental charts as well. This includes the new number one film, Blood Diamond with $9.00 million. More...

DVD Releases for March 20, 2007

March 20th, 2007

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International Details - Curse's Foiled by Invisibles

December 23rd, 2006

Curse of the Golden Flower started its international run in its native China with a record breaking $12.27 million on 826 screens. That was almost enough to reach the top five falling just short to Arthur & the Invisibles and its $12.47 million. More...

International Details - Truly International Box Office

December 17th, 2006

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Chronicling the Sad End to 2006

December 12th, 2006

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International Details - Saw Sees Better Days

December 11th, 2006

Saw III slipped another spot to sixth with $4.46 million on 1518 screens in 29 markets for an international total of $54.27 million. Its best opening of the weekend came in South Korea where it placed third with $1.08 million on 144 screens, which is the last major opening for the film this year. More...

Holdovers Re-Re-Repeat on Top

December 5th, 2006

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Movie Website Updates for November 25 - December 1, 2006

December 2nd, 2006

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December 1st, 2006

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November 27th, 2006

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June 30th, 2006

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/01 4 $7,849,304   3,083 $2,546   $7,849,304 3
2006/12/08 8 $5,713,854 -27% 3,083 $1,853   $15,907,450 10
2006/12/15 9 $4,656,376 -19% 2,574 $1,809   $23,012,695 17
2006/12/22 10 $4,650,000 n/c 1,824 $2,549   $31,334,831 24
2006/12/29 15 $1,506,818 -68% 1,824 $826   $36,276,572 31
2007/01/05 33 $237,904 -84% 438 $543   $37,494,281 38
2007/01/12 48 $37,575 -84% 108 $348   $37,608,869 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/01 4 $2,400,000   3,083 $778   $2,400,000 1
2006/12/02 5 $2,900,000 +21% 3,083 $941   $5,300,000 2
2006/12/03 4 $2,500,000 -14% 3,083 $811   $7,849,304 3
2006/12/04 4 $550,000 -78% 3,083 $178   $8,399,000 4
2006/12/05 4 $630,000 +15% 3,083 $204   $9,029,000 5
2006/12/06 4 $625,000 -1% 3,083 $203   $9,654,000 6
2006/12/07 4 $585,000 -6% 3,083 $190   $10,239,000 7
2006/12/08 8 $1,400,000 +139% 3,083 $454   $11,600,000 8
2006/12/09 8 $2,200,000 +57% 3,083 $714   $13,800,000 9
2006/12/10 6 $2,100,000 -5% 3,083 $681   $15,907,450 10
2006/12/11 6 $530,000 -75% 3,083 $172   $16,438,000 11
2006/12/12 6 $585,000 +10% 3,083 $190   $17,027,000 12
2006/12/13 6 $705,000 +21% 3,083 $229   $17,740,000 13
2006/12/14 6 $645,000 -9% 3,083 $209   $18,373,000 14
2006/12/15 9 $1,200,000 +86% 2,574 $466   $19,600,000 15
2006/12/16 9 $1,700,000 +42% 2,574 $660   $21,300,000 16
2006/12/17 8 $1,700,000 n/c 2,574 $660   $23,012,695 17
2006/12/18 8 $700,000 -59% 2,574 $272   $23,713,000 18
2006/12/19 8 $830,000 +19% 2,574 $322   $24,556,000 19
2006/12/20 7 $1,060,000 +28% 2,574 $412   $25,613,000 20
2006/12/21 7 $1,125,000 +6% 2,574 $437   $26,684,831 21
2006/12/22 10 $1,600,000 +42% 1,824 $877   $28,300,000 22
2006/12/23 10 $2,000,000 +25% 1,824 $1,096   $30,300,000 23
2006/12/24 8 $1,100,000 -45% 1,824 $603   $31,400,000 24
2006/12/25 11 $1,702,169 +55% 1,824 $933   $33,037,000 25
2007/01/15 47 $9,078   108 $84   $37,617,947 46

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/01 4 $10,193,596   3,083 $3,306   $10,193,596 7
2006/12/08 6 $8,162,723 -20% 3,083 $2,648   $18,356,319 14
2006/12/15 10 $8,328,512 +2% 2,574 $3,236   $26,684,831 21
2006/12/22 13 $8,084,923 -3% 1,824 $4,433   $34,769,754 28
2006/12/29 15 $2,487,163 -69% 1,824 $1,364   $37,256,917 35
2007/01/05 33 $314,377 -87% 438 $718   $37,571,294 42
2007/01/12 48 $58,537 -81% 108 $542   $37,629,831 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/25/20079233,393 233,393$4,198,740$4,198,7401
4/1/200714141,484-39% 374,877$2,545,297$6,744,0372
4/8/200726155,355+10% 530,232$2,794,836$9,538,8743
4/15/200718121,676-22% 651,908$2,188,951$11,727,8254

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