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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $113,746,621Details
International Box Office $242,800,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $356,546,621
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $15,264,137 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $11,690,371 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $26,954,508
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
48% - Rotten
Audience
57% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$127,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 19th, 2014 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: December 18th, 2014 (Wide) (Germany)
December 19th, 2014 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 25th, 2014 (Wide) (Spain)
December 26th, 2014 (Wide) (Australia)
January 4th, 2015 (Wide) (China)
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Video Release: March 10th, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language.
(Rating bulletin 2344, 10/15/2014)
Running Time: 97 minutes
Franchise: Night at the Museum
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Keywords: Living Toys, Delayed Sequel, Posthumous Release, Gratuitous Cameos, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Intertitle, Prologue, 1930s, Archaeology, Egypt, Sequels With Returning Stars, Visual Effects, Digital Cinematography
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: 21 Laps Entertainment, 1492 Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 245 $4,255 Jul 3, 2015 199
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 287 $4,575 Jun 26, 2015 192
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 335 $4,415 Jun 19, 2015 185
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 333 $8,713 Jun 12, 2015 178
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 389 $8,420 Jun 5, 2015 171
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 399 $13,048 May 29, 2015 164
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 468 $13,113 May 22, 2015 157
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 548 $14,440 May 15, 2015 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 621 $17,516 May 8, 2015 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 678 $22,447 May 1, 2015 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 723 $34,017 Apr 24, 2015 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 803 $40,784 Apr 17, 2015 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 672 $93,583 Apr 10, 2015 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 837 $89,878 Apr 3, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 859 $121,204 Mar 27, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 759 $181,017 Mar 20, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 728 $227,437 Mar 13, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 731 $278,369 Mar 6, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 822 $305,115 Feb 27, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 932 $346,207 Feb 20, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,080 $406,615 Feb 13, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,221 $505,153 Feb 6, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,261 $823,312 Jan 30, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,097 $1,785,807 Jan 23, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 766 $3,838,879 Jan 16, 2015 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 374 $100,309,081 Jan 9, 2015 26
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 563 $6,718,622 Jan 9, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 254 $14,518,274 Jan 2, 2015 17
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 156 $14,518,274 Jan 2, 2015 17
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 364 $5,974,323 Jan 1, 2015 14
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 267 $5,283,951 Dec 30, 2014 12
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,196 $5,470,762 Dec 28, 2014 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 329 $20,202,008 Dec 26, 2014 10
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 97 $20,202,008 Dec 26, 2014 10
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,300 $20,202,008 Dec 26, 2014 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 495 $54,732,724 Dec 26, 2014 10
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,434 $7,350,516 Dec 27, 2014 9
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 384 $7,380,730 Dec 26, 2014 8
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,034 $7,380,730 Dec 26, 2014 8
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 154 $7,143,638 Dec 25, 2014 7
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 988 $17,100,520 Dec 19, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 135 3,785 Dec 19, 2014 3
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 2,053 3.02 Dec 19, 2014 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,354 33.1% Dec 19, 2014 1

Cast

   Larry Daley
   Teddy Roosevelt
   Jedediah
   Sir Lancelot
   Merenkahre
   Octavius
   Dr. McPhee
   Tilly
   Nick Daley
   Ahkmenrah
   Attila
   Sacajawea
Dick Van Dyke    Cecil
Mickey Rooney    Gus
Rachael Harris    Madeline Phelps

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    David Guion
Screenwriter    Michael Handelman
Story Creator    Mark Friedman
Story Creator    David Guion
Story Creator    Michael Handelman
Character Creator    Thomas Lennon
Character Creator    Robert Ben Garant
Producer    Shawn Levy
Producer    Chris Columbus
Producer    Mark Radcliffe
Executive Producer    Mary McLaglen
Executive Producer    Dan Levine
Executive Producer    David Guion
Executive Producer    Michael Handelman
Executive Producer    Michael Barnathan
Director of Photography    Guillermo Navarro
Production Designer    Martin Whist
Editor    Dean Zimmerman
Composer    Alan Silvestri
Visual Effects Supervisor    Erik Nash
Costume Designer    Marlene Stewart
Executive Producer    Josh McLaglen

DVD Sales: Annie vs. Kings

April 7th, 2015

Just as it was on the Blu-ray Sales Chart, there was a tight race for top spot in the DVD sales chart, only the combatants weren't entirely the same. Exodus: Gods and Kings topped Annie in terms of units at 226,000 units to 202,000 units, but the pair finished in the opposite order in terms of revenue with $3.59 million to $3.38 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 7th, 2015

April 6th, 2015

It is a slow week on the home market, because it is the Tuesday after Easter. Easter tends to be a busy weekend for DVDs and Blu-rays, mostly family-friendly films. It is also post-Christmas on the home market. The final big releases from the holiday season have mostly come out and there are only a few limited release stragglers to deal with, but for the most part we are entering the summer dead zone on the home market. That doesn't mean there are no releases worth picking up. In fact, there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week, led by A Most Violent Year (Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack). Meanwhile, we have a Puck of the Week, The Book of Negroes on DVD, for the best Canadian release of the week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

April 5th, 2015

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is the third film, and likely final film, in the Night at the Museum franchise. The previous two films were very profitable, but the films have never really won over critics. This film had the weakest run at the box office, but is it also the weakest in terms of quality? More...

Home Market Numbers: Night at the Museum Leaves the Home Market Hungry

March 29th, 2015

Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 was one of the biggest hits of 2014, so it should come as no surprise that the week after it was released was not a great week on the home market. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb was the best new release and it couldn't even match Mockingjay's second weekend of release on the Blu-ray Sales Chart. This causes overall sales to fall 26% when compared to last week, both in terms of units and revenue. The home market held up a little better when compared to last year, down 18% in terms of units and 20% in terms of revenue. DVD held on better week-over-week, so the overall Blu-ray share fell to 42%, which is a little weak. More...

DVD Sales: Secret of the Tomb Stuck with the Leftovers

March 29th, 2015

Despite there being five new releases on this week's DVD sales chart, there was a holdover hanging onto top spot. Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 sold 472,000 units and generated $6.36 million in sales during its first full week of release for early totals of 1.19 million units / $16.28 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Hunger has a Second Serving on Top

March 29th, 2015

Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 remained in first place on the Blu-ray Sales Chart during its first full week of release with 499,000 units / $9.98 million for the week giving it totals of $1.71 million units / $34.19 million after two weeks of release. It is losing ground on Catching Fire and it might not get to 3 million units in the end. More...

Home Market Numbers: Home Market Slips Despite Hunger's Opening

March 22nd, 2015

Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 was the best of the new releases and won the race to top spot on the Blu-ray Sales Chart. Unfortunately, it wasn't strong enough to help the overall Blu-ray sales, which were down across the board. Compared to last week, sales were down 17% in terms of units and 12% in terms of revenue. Compared to last year, sales were down 15% in terms of units and 14% in terms of revenue. You can't blame Mockingjay here, as it topped Catching Fire. There was just no depth this time. As expected, the overall Blu-ray slipped a bit dropping to 52%, but this is still a fantastic number. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 10th, 2015

March 11th, 2015

It's a short list this week for two reasons. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1's DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack came out on Friday and this scared away the competition. This is also partially due to the fact that I'm dealing with what is clearly an alien disease. Friends came over on Saturday and one of them must have been infectious, because on Sunday my mouth tasted like salt. I Googled reasons why that could happen (never a good idea) and it turns out it could be from an infection. I used some Listerine to get rid of whatever bacteria was causing it, but the salty taste overpowered the flavor of the Listerine. That tells you how strong the salty taste was. The next day, the salty taste wasn't as bad, but my throat was killing me. I figured it was Strep throat. The next day, the salty taste was gone, my throat felt fine, but my sinuses were so clogged that the sinus pressure was making my teeth hurt. The next day, the sinus pressure was down dramatically, but I had sneezing attacks ever few minutes, including while I was trying to sleep. Today, the sneezing isn't as bad, but I have a bad cough and it feels like I broke a rib while sneezing. Clearly this isn't a normal cold, but instead I believe I am the subject of an alien experiment. Regardless, the best new release of the week is The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance and the DVD or Blu-ray is absolutely worth picking up. However, the best release on this week's list is The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. I finally got to the review of the Blu-ray Combo Pack and it is the Pick of the Week. More...

International Box Office: 50 Shades a Worldwide Phenomenon

February 19th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey poster

Fifty Shades of Grey dominated the international box office with an opening weekend of $158 million in 58 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $173.56 million. Worldwide, the film took $258.73 million during its opening weekend, which puts it just behind Taken 3 for the year. It became the biggest hit shortly after the weekend ended. The film's biggest market was in the U.K., where it made $20.90 million in 586 theaters. This is better than it opened with here, relative to the size of the two markets, so we can blame the U.K. for the success of this film. It also did incredibly well in Germany ($15.2 million on 741 screens); France ($12 million on 785); and Russia ($10.68 million on 1,105). Obviously the film is going to be turned into a franchise. More...

International Box Office: Jupiter Ascends to the Top

February 13th, 2015

Jupiter Ascending poster

Jupiter Ascending earned first place on the international chart with $32.5 million. At first glance, this doesn't seem too bad for an opening weekend on the international chart, except the film was playing in 65 markets, so it doesn't have a lot of room to grow. Its biggest market was Russia, where it earned first place with $4.97 million on 1,900 screens. On the other hand, it only managed fourth place in South Korea with $1.67 million on 561 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.03 million. More...

International Box Office: China Runs a New Release to the Top

February 4th, 2015

Running Man poster

Running Man opened in top spot in both China and on the International chart with $37.05 million over the weekend in its native market. Films in China tend to have short legs, most of the time. There's still too much uncertainty to really predict the film's final box office numbers after just this weekend's results. On a side note, it wasn't that long ago that it would be unthinkable for a film opening in just China to finish first on the international chart. Now it is relatively common. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Battles to the Top of China

January 29th, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies easily earned first place in China and that helped it rocket back to the top of the international chart with $54.3 million over the weekend for totals of $617.0 million internationally and $866.5 million worldwide. The film had a total opening of $50.00 million in China, which was more than the rest of the market combined. More...

International Box Office: Taken Takes Top Spot

January 22nd, 2015

Taken 3 poster

Taken 3 rose to first place during its third weekend of release earning $31.4 million in 49 markets for an international total of $99.0 million. Its biggest debut of the weekend was in the Philippines, where it earned first place with $2.5 million on 218 screens. It also earned first place in Russia, but with only $1.80 million on 1,438. Its biggest market was the U.K., where it remained in first place with $5.00 million in 500 theaters for a two-week total on $18.55 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Sniper Expand into First Place?

January 16th, 2015

American Sniper poster

There are four films opening or expanding wide this Martin Luther King Day weekend. American Sniper is expanding wide after its record-breaking limited release run. The Wedding Ringer is expected to earn second place, while Paddington and Blackhat are the other wide releases. They have opposite results when it comes to reviews, but I fear neither will find an audience in theaters. This weekend last year was led by Ride Along with $41.52 million. I don't think American Sniper will match that, nor do I think the overall box office is quite as strong, so 2015 will probably lose the year-over-year comparison. Hopefully it will be close. More...

International Box Office: Night Rises to the Top

January 15th, 2015

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb poster

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb rose to first place with $46.2 million in 48 markets for totals of $148.6 million internationally and $248.1 million worldwide. This includes a $26.39 million "opening" in China for an 8-day total of $31.06 million. 8-day opening? It also opened in first place in Russia with $5.55 million on 1,690 screens. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Taken Takes Top Spot, Can't Save 2015

January 13th, 2015

Taken 3 poster

Taken 3 earned first place at the box office, as expected, but it did so earning close to $40 million, which is much more than expected. Unfortunately, the rest of the box office wasn't nearly as strong as the overall number fell 19% from last week to $126 million. Compared to last year, the box office this year was 10% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2015 is behind 2014's pace by 1.8%. However, while 2014 was the worst year at the box office in nearly two decades, last January was the second-best January ever, so it is still way too early to panic. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Taken Take Top Spot?

January 8th, 2015

Taken 3 poster

It is a strange weekend at the box office with the number of wide releases being outnumbered by the number of wide expansions. Taken 3 is the only wide release and it is widely expected to top the chart by a significant margin. Selma is the best film on this week's list and should do well during its first wide weekend. On the other hand, it appears Inherent Vice is not opening truly wide and that it likely won't reach the top ten. This weekend last year was led by Lone Survivor, which earned $37.85 million during its first week of wide release, while the only new wide release was The Legend of Hercules with $8.87 million. There was also another not-so wide expansion, August: Osage County, which earned seventh place with $7.16 million. Overall, it looks like 2015's batch of new releases are not quite as strong as last year's were, but 2015 did win last weekend, so perhaps the holdovers can help 2015 come out on top of the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Hits Half a Billion

January 7th, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

It was a big week for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, as it crossed the $500 million mark on the international box office. Over the weekend it pulled in $52.5 million in 65 markets for totals of $504.7 million internationally and $725.3 million worldwide. At this pace, the film will reach $800 million worldwide, possibly as early as this time next week. As for last weekend, there were very few new openings, but the film did earn first place in Argentina with $2.1 million on 397 screens. The film opens in China before the end of the month and the studio is obviously hoping for big numbers in that market. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Angel of Death Breathes Life into Box Office

January 5th, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

2015 box office started off on a strong note with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies leading the way with $21.73 million. More impressive, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death earned fourth place with $15.03 million, which is significantly more than what most people were predicting. The overall box office was $155 million, which is 2% lower than last weekend. More importantly, it is 10% higher than the same weekend last year. Obviously it is far, far too early to judge 2015, but after what happened last year, I'll take any win and I'll be happy about it. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Year Start in the Black

January 2nd, 2015

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death poster

The new year starts with just one new release, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death. It's a horror film, which is a genre that is becoming common for early year releases. This is probably because these films are relatively cheap to produce, so they don't need a strong box office to break even. For example, this weekend last year, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, a horror film that cost $5 million to make, was the only wide release. I don't think Angel of Death will top The Marked Ones, but last weekend was strong in the year-over-year comparison, so perhaps the holdovers can help 2015 start on a winning note. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Meets More Milestones

January 1st, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

For the third week in a row, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies held onto first place with $89.0 million in 62 markets for totals of $405.1 million internationally and $573.6 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Australia with $10.1 million on 603 screens, while the film was particularly strong in Poland earning $5.3 million on 699. By this time next week, it should be at $500 million internationally and $700 million worldwide, which is enough to break even, but not enough to keep pace with the franchise average. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Close Battle over Christmas Break

December 30th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

We are still dealing with studio estimates for the weekend numbers, but we can at least tell you what film won, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and roughly how much it earned, $41.42 million. The new releases were much closer than expected with Into the Woods and Unbroken both earning just over $30 million over the weekend. Because we don't have enough final numbers, we really can't compare the overall box office to last weekend or last year. So far, the final weekend of 2014 pulled in $200 million and that number should grow a little bit as box office numbers filter in. This is 52% more than last weekend and 2.3% more than the same weekend last year. I'm a little more bullish about January's box office chances after this result. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Stands Tall

December 23rd, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies remained in first place with $109 million in 59 markets for a two-week total of $269 million internationally and $358 million worldwide. It is still too early to tell where this film will end up, but by this time next week it should be well past $500 million worldwide, which is enough to pay for its production budget. The film debuted in first place in South Korea with $10.3 million. Meanwhile, it was tops in Spain and Italy with $6.5 million and $6.1 million respectively. Despite opening in nearly two dozen new markets, the film's biggest market was a holdover, Germany, where it added $13.3 million over the weekend to its running tally, which now sits at $38.6 million. It was also strong in the U.K. earning $8.5 million over the weekend for a total of $31.8 million after two, while in France the film made $8.2 million over the weekend for $25.5 million, also after two weeks of release. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Christmas Gets Scrooged

December 22nd, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Christmas break got off on a soft note with all three new wide releases failing to meet expectations by substantial numbers. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies got off to a good start on Wednesday, but plummeted the next day and couldn't recover. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb failed to live up to the low end of expectations, while Annie's opening at least came close to predictions. We are still missing some numbers. Overall, the box office rose by more than 60% from last weekend to $135 million and this figure should rise a little as other numbers filter in. However, it likely won't rise by enough to match the $140 million earned the same weekend last year. I really thought 2014 would end its year-over-year slump this weekend, but alas, it was not to be. Year-to-date, 2014 has earned $9.60 billion, which is 4.6% lower than last year's pace. More...

Weekend Estimates: Hobbit Enjoys $50 Million Swansong

December 21st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

After thirteen years (with a lengthy break in the middle), Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth Saga finally comes to an end this weekend with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Tolkein/Jackson fans are giving the franchise a rousing farewell, with $50 million expected this weekend and $90 million in total after five days. Comparisons are a little difficult, because the previous Hobbit installments opened on Fridays, but Desolation of Smaug racked up $86 million in its first five days and An Unexpected Journey hit $100 million on its fifth day in release. So this outing seems set to perform similarly overall, with $250 million – $300 million domestically and around $1 billion worldwide. That will solidify the franchise as the fourth-most successful in history, and if it can top $1.079 billion in this outing, it will be the only franchise ever to average more than $1 billion globally per film. More...

Weekend Predictions: Battle of the Three Armies

December 18th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

For most, this weekend represents the beginning of the Christmas break, so it comes as no surprise that there are three potentially big hits coming out this week. I'm a little surprised none of them are getting overwhelmingly positive reviews. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is earning the best reviews of the week, but its Tomatometer Score is barely above 60%. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb has been floating around 50% positive all week, while Annie is being destroyed by critics. This weekend last year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug earned first place for the second weekend in a row. Meanwhile, the new releases were less impressive, as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues earned second place with $26.23 million and Walking with Dinosaurs landed in the lower half of the top ten. The depth this year won't be as strong, but I still think 2014 will finally end its slump and win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: The Devil Made Me Do It

December 12th, 2014

Next week, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens on Wednesday. Normally this would prevent it from being the target film in our weekly box office prediction contest. However, it will still earn more than the other two wide releases, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Annie, will make combined. As such, The Battle of the Five Armies is the clear choice for for the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of At the Devil's Door on Blu-ray. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Cam2Cam on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2014 Preview: December

December 1st, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

November is over and there are not a lot of positive things to say about what happened during the month. There were a couple of films that matched expectations, but there were no breakout hits and a few that missed expectations by wide margins. Granted, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 will top $300 million with relative ease, but that's still nearly $100 million lower than some people were predicting. The month ends with 2014 about $300 million behind 2013's pace and there's really no chance to catch up in December. That doesn't mean there are no films that will be worth watching in December. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies should at least earn $200 million, while $300 million is not out of the question. Additionally, there are several films that at least have a shot at $100 million at the box office, but not all will get there. At least this December and last December are on par with each other. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug topped $250 million while there were three others that topped $100 million. I think we will get the same result this month. Last year there were a lot more wide releases, but many of them bombed. I think this year the lack of competition will help more films reach their potential. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/19 2 $17,100,520   3,785 $4,518   $17,100,520 3
2014/12/26 4 $20,202,008 +18% 3,914 $5,161   $54,732,724 10
2015/01/02 5 $14,518,274 -28% 3,802 $3,819   $89,847,179 17
2015/01/09 7 $6,718,622 -54% 3,371 $1,993   $99,542,110 24
2015/01/16 11 $3,838,879 -43% 2,437 $1,575   $104,786,985 31
2015/01/23 14 $1,785,807 -53% 1,370 $1,304   $108,597,968 38
2015/01/30 18 $823,312 -54% 763 $1,079   $109,775,951 45
2015/02/06 22 $505,153 -39% 437 $1,156   $110,484,764 52
2015/02/13 23 $406,615 -20% 282 $1,442   $111,012,587 59
2015/02/20 23 $346,207 -15% 280 $1,236   $111,590,444 66
2015/02/27 23 $305,115 -12% 273 $1,118   $111,982,775 73
2015/03/06 23 $278,369 -9% 265 $1,050   $112,342,858 80
2015/03/13 23 $227,437 -18% 220 $1,034   $112,675,962 87
2015/03/20 26 $181,017 -20% 206 $879   $112,953,299 94
2015/03/27 28 $121,204 -33% 184 $659   $113,142,122 101
2015/04/03 33 $89,878 -26% 160 $562   $113,302,758 108
2015/04/10 29 $93,583 +4% 146 $641   $113,461,910 115
2015/04/17 37 $40,784 -56% 108 $378   $113,522,389 122
2015/04/24 47 $34,017 -17% 88 $387   $113,569,080 129
2015/05/01 52 $22,447 -34% 68 $330   $113,598,838 136
2015/05/08 52 $17,516 -22% 55 $318   $113,621,346 143
2015/05/15 57 $14,440 -18% 49 $295   $113,640,326 150
2015/05/22 58 $13,113 -9% 43 $305   $113,657,974 157
2015/05/29 56 $13,048 n/c 40 $326   $113,681,574 164
2015/06/05 65 $8,420 -35% 30 $281   $113,697,807 171
2015/06/12 65 $8,713 +3% 29 $300   $113,712,562 178
2015/06/19 76 $4,415 -49% 24 $184   $113,724,348 185
2015/06/26 66 $4,575 +4% 22 $208   $113,733,726 192
2015/07/03 65 $4,255 -7% 19 $224   $113,741,746 199

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/19 2 $5,655,945   3,785 $1,494   $5,655,945 1
2014/12/20 2 $6,551,427 +16% 3,785 $1,731   $12,207,372 2
2014/12/21 2 $4,893,148 -25% 3,785 $1,293   $17,100,520 3
2014/12/22 2 $3,407,749 -30% 3,785 $900   $20,508,269 4
2014/12/23 2 $4,144,088 +22% 3,785 $1,095   $24,652,357 5
2014/12/24 - $2,734,721 -34% 3,785 $723   $27,387,078 6
2014/12/25 - $7,143,638 +161% 3,914 $1,825   $34,530,716 7
2014/12/26 4 $7,380,730 +3% 3,914 $1,886   $41,911,446 8
2014/12/27 4 $7,350,516 n/c 3,914 $1,878   $49,261,962 9
2014/12/28 - $5,470,762 -26% 3,914 $1,398   $54,732,724 10
2014/12/29 4 $4,458,977 -18% 3,914 $1,139   $59,191,701 11
2014/12/30 4 $5,283,951 +19% 3,914 $1,350   $64,475,652 12
2014/12/31 - $4,878,930 -8% 3,914 $1,247   $69,354,582 13
2015/01/01 4 $5,974,323 +22% 3,914 $1,526   $75,328,905 14
2015/01/02 5 $5,902,061 -1% 3,802 $1,552   $81,230,966 15
2015/01/03 4 $5,456,224 -8% 3,802 $1,435   $86,687,190 16
2015/01/04 4 $3,159,989 -42% 3,802 $831   $89,847,179 17
2015/01/05 - $932,212 -70% 3,802 $245   $90,779,391 18
2015/01/06 4 $810,145 -13% 3,802 $213   $91,589,536 19
2015/01/07 5 $617,435 -24% 3,802 $162   $92,206,971 20
2015/01/08 5 $616,517 n/c 3,802 $162   $92,823,488 21
2015/01/09 7 $1,624,858 +164% 3,371 $482   $94,448,346 22
2015/01/10 7 $3,273,483 +101% 3,371 $971   $97,721,829 23
2015/01/11 6 $1,820,281 -44% 3,371 $540   $99,542,110 24
2015/01/12 7 $320,397 -82% 3,371 $95   $99,862,507 25
2015/01/13 7 $446,574 +39% 3,371 $132   $100,309,081 26
2015/01/14 7 $338,111 -24% 3,371 $100   $100,647,192 27
2015/01/15 8 $300,914 -11% 3,371 $89   $100,948,106 28
2015/01/16 11 $854,256 +184% 2,437 $351   $101,802,362 29
2015/01/17 10 $1,760,291 +106% 2,437 $722   $103,562,653 30
2015/01/18 9 $1,224,332 -30% 2,437 $502   $104,786,985 31
2015/01/19 7 $1,448,107 +18% 2,437 $594   $106,235,092 32
2015/01/20 11 $255,582 -82% 2,437 $105   $106,490,674 33
2015/01/21 11 $165,082 -35% 2,437 $68   $106,655,756 34
2015/01/22 12 $156,405 -5% 2,437 $64   $106,812,161 35
2015/01/23 15 $371,021 +137% 1,370 $271   $107,183,182 36
2015/01/24 14 $886,824 +139% 1,370 $647   $108,070,006 37
2015/01/25 13 $527,962 -40% 1,370 $385   $108,597,968 38
2015/01/26 - $93,025 -82% 1,370 $68   $108,690,993 39
2015/01/27 - $109,342 +18% 1,370 $80   $108,800,335 40
2015/01/28 - $79,875 -27% 1,370 $58   $108,880,210 41
2015/01/29 - $72,429 -9% 1,370 $53   $108,952,639 42
2015/01/30 - $199,245 +175% 763 $261   $109,151,884 43
2015/01/31 - $459,526 +131% 763 $602   $109,611,410 44
2015/02/01 - $164,541 -64% 763 $216   $109,775,951 45
2015/02/02 - $57,993 -65% 763 $76   $109,833,944 46
2015/02/03 - $63,024 +9% 763 $83   $109,896,968 47
2015/02/04 - $42,803 -32% 763 $56   $109,939,771 48
2015/02/05 - $39,840 -7% 763 $52   $109,979,611 49
2015/02/06 - $112,481 +182% 437 $257   $110,092,092 50
2015/02/07 - $256,699 +128% 437 $587   $110,348,791 51
2015/02/08 - $135,973 -47% 437 $311   $110,484,764 52
2015/02/09 - $38,216 -72% 437 $87   $110,522,980 53
2015/02/10 - $33,012 -14% 437 $76   $110,555,992 54
2015/02/11 - $25,091 -24% 437 $57   $110,581,083 55
2015/02/12 - $24,889 -1% 437 $57   $110,605,972 56
2015/02/13 - $88,044 +254% 282 $312   $110,694,016 57
2015/02/14 - $197,051 +124% 282 $699   $110,891,067 58
2015/02/15 - $121,520 -38% 282 $431   $111,012,587 59
2015/02/16 - $131,222 +8% 282 $465   $111,143,809 60
2015/02/17 - $37,030 -72% 282 $131   $111,180,839 61
2015/02/18 - $28,823 -22% 282 $102   $111,209,662 62
2015/02/19 - $34,575 +20% 282 $123   $111,244,237 63
2015/02/20 - $95,613 +177% 280 $341   $111,339,850 64
2015/02/21 - $154,520 +62% 280 $552   $111,494,370 65
2015/02/22 - $96,074 -38% 280 $343   $111,590,444 66
2015/02/23 - $19,875 -79% 280 $71   $111,610,319 67
2015/02/24 - $24,098 +21% 280 $86   $111,634,417 68
2015/02/25 - $19,553 -19% 280 $70   $111,653,970 69
2015/02/26 - $23,690 +21% 280 $85   $111,677,660 70
2015/02/27 - $72,104 +204% 273 $264   $111,749,764 71
2015/02/28 - $145,601 +102% 273 $533   $111,895,365 72
2015/03/01 - $87,410 -40% 273 $320   $111,982,775 73
2015/03/02 - $19,230 -78% 273 $70   $112,002,005 74
2015/03/03 - $18,297 -5% 273 $67   $112,020,302 75
2015/03/04 - $19,924 +9% 273 $73   $112,040,226 76
2015/03/05 - $24,263 +22% 273 $89   $112,064,489 77
2015/03/06 - $69,269 +185% 265 $261   $112,133,758 78
2015/03/07 - $135,061 +95% 265 $510   $112,268,819 79
2015/03/08 - $74,039 -45% 265 $279   $112,342,858 80
2015/03/09 - $24,647 -67% 265 $93   $112,367,505 81
2015/03/10 - $27,569 +12% 265 $104   $112,395,074 82
2015/03/11 - $25,792 -6% 265 $97   $112,420,866 83
2015/03/12 - $27,659 +7% 265 $104   $112,448,525 84
2015/03/13 - $60,962 +120% 220 $277   $112,509,487 85
2015/03/14 - $109,571 +80% 220 $498   $112,619,058 86
2015/03/15 - $56,904 -48% 220 $259   $112,675,962 87
2015/03/16 - $20,125 -65% 220 $91   $112,696,087 88
2015/03/17 - $25,346 +26% 220 $115   $112,721,433 89
2015/03/18 - $24,569 -3% 220 $112   $112,746,002 90
2015/03/19 - $26,280 +7% 220 $119   $112,772,282 91
2015/03/20 - $50,438 +92% 206 $245   $112,822,720 92
2015/03/21 - $81,171 +61% 206 $394   $112,903,891 93
2015/03/22 - $49,408 -39% 206 $240   $112,953,299 94
2015/03/23 - $15,833 -68% 206 $77   $112,969,132 95
2015/03/24 - $18,986 +20% 206 $92   $112,988,118 96
2015/03/25 - $15,845 -17% 206 $77   $113,003,963 97
2015/03/26 - $16,955 +7% 206 $82   $113,020,918 98
2015/03/27 - $33,305 +96% 184 $181   $113,054,223 99
2015/03/28 - $55,775 +67% 184 $303   $113,109,998 100
2015/03/29 - $32,124 -42% 184 $175   $113,142,122 101
2015/03/30 - $15,160 -53% 184 $82   $113,157,282 102
2015/03/31 - $17,369 +15% 184 $94   $113,174,651 103
2015/04/01 - $15,554 -10% 184 $85   $113,190,205 104
2015/04/02 - $22,675 +46% 184 $123   $113,212,880 105
2015/04/03 - $36,153 +59% 160 $226   $113,249,033 106
2015/04/04 - $32,410 -10% 160 $203   $113,281,443 107
2015/04/05 - $21,315 -34% 160 $133   $113,302,758 108
2015/04/06 - $15,945 -25% 160 $100   $113,318,703 109
2015/04/07 - $18,326 +15% 160 $115   $113,337,029 110
2015/04/08 - $16,179 -12% 160 $101   $113,353,208 111
2015/04/09 - $15,119 -7% 160 $94   $113,368,327 112
2015/04/10 - $32,985 +118% 146 $226   $113,401,312 113
2015/04/11 - $38,557 +17% 146 $264   $113,439,869 114
2015/04/12 - $22,041 -43% 146 $151   $113,461,910 115
2015/04/13 - $4,643 -79% 146 $32   $113,466,553 116
2015/04/14 - $4,839 +4% 146 $33   $113,471,392 117
2015/04/15 - $4,653 -4% 146 $32   $113,476,045 118
2015/04/16 - $5,560 +19% 146 $38   $113,481,605 119
2015/04/17 - $9,220 +66% 108 $85   $113,490,825 120
2015/04/18 - $18,751 +103% 108 $174   $113,509,576 121
2015/04/19 - $12,813 -32% 108 $119   $113,522,389 122
2015/04/20 - $3,026 -76% 108 $28   $113,525,415 123
2015/04/21 - $3,260 +8% 108 $30   $113,528,675 124
2015/04/22 - $3,070 -6% 108 $28   $113,531,745 125
2015/04/23 - $3,318 +8% 108 $31   $113,535,063 126
2015/04/24 - $6,949 +109% 88 $79   $113,542,012 127
2015/04/25 - $18,242 +163% 88 $207   $113,560,254 128
2015/04/26 - $8,826 -52% 88 $100   $113,569,080 129
2015/04/27 - $2,056 -77% 88 $23   $113,571,136 130
2015/04/28 - $2,008 -2% 88 $23   $113,573,144 131
2015/04/29 - $1,786 -11% 88 $20   $113,574,930 132
2015/04/30 - $1,461 -18% 88 $17   $113,576,391 133
2015/05/01 - $6,597 +352% 68 $97   $113,582,988 134
2015/05/02 - $10,815 +64% 68 $159   $113,593,803 135
2015/05/03 - $5,035 -53% 68 $74   $113,598,838 136
2015/05/04 - $1,340 -73% 68 $20   $113,600,178 137
2015/05/05 - $1,280 -4% 68 $19   $113,601,458 138
2015/05/06 - $1,253 -2% 68 $18   $113,602,711 139
2015/05/07 - $1,119 -11% 68 $16   $113,603,830 140

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/19 2 $34,530,716   3,914 $8,822   $34,530,716 7
2014/12/26 4 $40,798,189 +18% 3,914 $10,424   $75,328,905 14
2015/01/02 5 $17,494,583 -57% 3,802 $4,601   $92,823,488 21
2015/01/09 7 $8,124,618 -54% 3,371 $2,410   $100,948,106 28
2015/01/16 10 $5,864,055 -28% 2,437 $2,406   $106,812,161 35
2015/01/23 15 $2,140,478 -63% 1,370 $1,562   $108,952,639 42
2015/01/30 20 $1,026,972 -52% 763 $1,346   $109,979,611 49
2015/02/06 25 $626,361 -39% 437 $1,433   $110,605,972 56
2015/02/13 22 $638,265 +2% 282 $2,263   $111,244,237 63
2015/02/20 24 $433,423 -32% 280 $1,548   $111,677,660 70
2015/02/27 25 $386,829 -11% 273 $1,417   $112,064,489 77
2015/03/06 23 $384,036 -1% 265 $1,449   $112,448,525 84
2015/03/13 23 $323,757 -16% 220 $1,472   $112,772,282 91
2015/03/20 25 $248,636 -23% 206 $1,207   $113,020,918 98
2015/03/27 27 $191,962 -23% 184 $1,043   $113,212,880 105
2015/04/03 32 $155,447 -19% 160 $972   $113,368,327 112
2015/04/10 33 $113,278 -27% 146 $776   $113,481,605 119
2015/04/17 42 $53,458 -53% 108 $495   $113,535,063 126
2015/04/24 51 $41,328 -23% 88 $470   $113,576,391 133
2015/05/01 48 $27,439 -34% 68 $404   $113,603,830 140
2015/05/08 51 $22,056 -20% 55 $401   $113,625,886 147
2015/05/15 55 $18,975 -14% 49 $387   $113,644,861 154
2015/05/22 57 $23,665 +25% 43 $550   $113,668,526 161
2015/05/29 58 $20,861 -12% 40 $522   $113,689,387 168
2015/06/05 60 $14,462 -31% 30 $482   $113,703,849 175
2015/06/12 61 $16,084 +11% 28 $574   $113,719,933 182
2015/06/19 69 $9,218 -43% 24 $384   $113,729,151 189
2015/06/26 71 $8,340 -10% 22 $379   $113,737,491 196
2015/07/03 67 $9,130 +9% 19 $481   $113,746,621 203

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 12/26/2014 $2,509,941 355 355 1525 $10,602,873 7/1/2015
Belgium 2/4/2015 $0 0 8 8 $1,475,340 11/16/2015
China 1/4/2015 $0 0 0 0 $48,930,000 4/21/2015
Germany 12/18/2014 $0 0 1 1 $8,455,758 9/22/2015
South Korea 1/16/2015 $0 0 0 0 $5,900,000 4/21/2015
Spain 12/25/2014 $0 0 3 7 $4,946,762 10/13/2015
United Kingdom 12/19/2014 $0 0 183 185 $18,981,478 10/13/2015
Venezuela 1/23/2015 $1,000,000 69 69 70 $5,487,339 9/30/2015
 
Rest of World $138,020,450
 
International Total$242,800,000 11/16/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/15/20152408,518 408,518$6,119,600$6,119,6001
3/22/20154143,931-65% 552,449$2,154,647$8,274,2472
3/29/2015868,210-53% 620,659$1,009,508$9,283,7553
4/5/20157127,503+87% 748,162$1,351,532$10,635,2874
4/12/20151538,853-70% 787,015$701,297$11,336,5835
4/19/20151625,254-35% 812,269$473,512$11,810,0966
4/26/20151422,172-12% 834,441$343,444$12,153,5407
5/3/20151617,316-22% 851,757$311,342$12,464,8828
5/31/20152313,824 887,947$212,890$13,091,35312

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/15/20152355,312 355,312$7,102,690$7,102,6901
3/22/2015675,369-79% 430,681$1,490,045$8,592,7352
3/29/2015842,071-44% 472,752$684,497$9,277,2323
4/5/20151147,963+14% 520,715$662,856$9,940,0884
4/12/20151316,322-66% 537,037$325,295$10,265,3835
4/26/2015149,230 555,854$167,794$10,622,0457

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