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The Number 23 (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,193,167Details
International Box Office $42,400,000
Worldwide Box Office $77,593,167
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $27,797,551 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $27,797,551
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
8% - Rotten
56% - Spilled

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$32,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 23rd, 2007 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: July 24th, 2007 by New Line Home Video, released as Number 23, The
MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images, sexuality and language
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Film Noir
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Contrafilm, Firm Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,233 $335,403 Mar 23, 2007 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,023 $2,149,452 Mar 16, 2007 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,767 $4,082,292 Mar 9, 2007 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,727 $6,486,304 Mar 2, 2007 10
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 152 $14,602,867 Feb 23, 2007 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,221 $14,602,867 Feb 23, 2007 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,172 2,759 Feb 23, 2007 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,239 $5,500,000 Feb 24, 2007 2
Biggest February Day at the Domestic Box Office 332 $5,800,000 Feb 23, 2007 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,503 $5,800,000 Feb 23, 2007 1
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,150 2.52 Feb 23, 2007 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,314 39.7% Feb 23, 2007 1


   Walter Sparrow/Fingerling
Virginia Madsen    Agatha Sparrow/Fabrizia
Logan Lerman    Robin Sparrow
Danny Huston    Isaac French/Dr. Miles Phoenix
Lynn Collins    Suicide Blonde/Mrs. Dobkins/Young Fingerling's Mother
Rhona Mitra    Laura Tollins
Mark Pellegrino    Kyle Finch
Patricia Belcher    Dr. Alice Mortimer
Ed Lauter    Father Sebastian
Michelle Arthur    Sybil
Paul Butcher    Young Fingerling/Young Walter
David Stifel    Hotel Clerk
Corey Stoll    Sergeant Burns
Troy Kotsur    Barnaby
Walter Soo Hoo    Chinese Restaurant Owner
Rudolph Willrich    Dr. Nathaniel
John Fink    Young Walter's Father/Young Fingerling's Father
Julie Remala    Mail Clerk
Tara Karsian    Box Company Clerk
Kerry Hoyt    Suicide Blonde's Father
Jennifer Lee Grafton    Suicide Blonde's Mother
Tom Lenk    Bookstore Salesperson
Ka ramuu Kush    Fingerling's Sergeant
Helen Jordan    Lady Walking Dog
Eddie Rouse    Building Super
Lesli Margherita    Attractive Coed
Maile Flanagan    Charades Friend
Bob Zmuda    Desk Clerk
Susan Kitchen    Party Goer
Coier Amerson    Party Goer
Michael Hurley    Agatha's Friend
Donna G. Earley    Agatha's Friend
Shannon Gayle    Lucinda

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Fernley Phillips
Producer    Beau Flynn
Producer    Tripp Vinson
Executive Producer    Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer    Richard Brener
Executive Producer    Keith Goldberg
Executive Producer    Brooklyn Weaver
Executive Producer    Mike Drake
Executive Producer    Eli Richbourg
Director of Photography    Matthew Libatique
Production Designer    Andrew Laws
Editor    Mark Stevens
Costume Designer    Daniel Orlandi
Composer    Harry Gregson-Williams
Casting Director    Mali Finn
Co-Producer    Fernley Phillips
Associate Producer    Linda Fields Hill
Assistant Director    Mark Cotone
Second Unit Director    Eli Richbourg
Unit Production Manager    Karyn McCarthy
Art Director    Jon Billington
Art Director    David Sandefur
Set Decorator    Daniel B. Clancy
Second Unit Camera    Richard Rutkowski
Costume Supervisor    Linda Henrikson
Sound Mixer    Jay Meagher
Re-recording Mixer    Jon Taylor
Re-recording Mixer    Christian P. Minkler
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul M. Curtis
Sound Effects Editor    Steven Nelson
Sound Effects Editor    Hugh R.M. Murray
Sound Designer    Bradley C. Katona
Sound Designer    Stephen P. Robinson
Sound Designer    David Barbee
Music Editor    Adam Milo Smalley
Make up    Bill Corso
Make up    Cheryl Nick
Hairstylist    Frances Mathias
Hairstylist    Lisa Cubero
Hairstylist    Mishell Chandler
Stunt Coordinator    Pat Banta

DVD Releases for October 6th, 2009 - Part I

October 6th, 2009

Not a bad week for the home market with top-notch releases in nearly every category: classics, limited releases, TV on DVD, direct-to-DVD, etc. Every category, except first run releases, as the biggest theatrical hit to make its home market debut this week is Year One, which was a serious box office disappointment. There are several DVD Pick of the Week contenders, starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which makes its Blu-ray debut in a number of different packages (Snow White Packaging, Witch Packaging, Collector's Book, Plush Gift Set, or Limited Edition Collector's Set) Also in contention is Red Dwarf - Back to Earth on Blu-ray, Anvil! - The Story of Anvil on DVD, and Trick 'r Treat on either DVD or Blu-ray. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is obviously the best, but all four deserve DVD Pick of the Week honors. With plenty of spotlight reviews, the list has to be split into to and the second part can be found here. More...

DVD Rentals - Disturbing News on the Rental Charts

August 19th, 2007

Disturbia led a large group of new releases and took first place on the rental charts with $9.70 million in rentals. More...

300 Times 5 Million Equals Number One

August 12th, 2007

New releases made their presence felt this week, earning five spots on the DVD sales chart, including the first two places. The battle for first place wasn't even close, though, as 300 made a dominant debut, selling 5.10 million units, which was 2 million more than the rest of the top 30 combined. Its opening week sales of $115 million was double the rest of the top 30. Second place went to Hot Fuzz with a very respectable 676,000 units; you must remember, this is a film that only cost 8 million Pounds to make, roughly, which is about $17 million American. The film made more than that in just one week on the home market in combined rentals and sales, so everyone involved must be very, very happy indeed. Pathfinder's sales were stronger than its rentals as it moved 562,000 units for a total of $10.10 million in sales, which was more than it earned theatrically. More...

DVD Charts - Number One for 23

August 5th, 2007

There was a close race on the DVD Sales Chart this week, with The Number 23 topping Zodiac 387,000 units to 352,000 units sold. Premonition fell to third place with 190,000 units sold and 791,000 in total. The Hills Have Eyes 2 placed third with 134,000 units sold for the week and 536,000 in total. Rounding out the top five was Shooter with 109,000 units sold for the week and 1.90 million after a month of release. More...

DVD Releases for July 24, 2007

July 23rd, 2007

It's the busiest week in a long time and not only do we have more than three dozen films on this week's list (and six spotlight reviews), but we have plenty of releases worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. Hard Boiled - 2-Disc Collector's Edition, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law - Volume 3, The Host - 2-Disc Special Edition... and those are just the ones beginning with the letter H. All three of those deserve to be added to your DVD collections, as well as a few others, but I'm trying to limit the DVD Pick of the Week to one selection and that's The Host - 2-Disc Special Edition. More...

International Details - Not Much News to Report Other Than Spider-Man

May 13th, 2007

With Spider-Man 3 dominating the global market last weekend, there was very little else happening on the international charts that was newsworthy. With little in the way of new releases, or even expansion for holdovers, it was impossible just to fill out a top 30 chart. And with several films expected to attempt a worldwide opening over the next couple months, it will likely be that way till mid-August. More...

International Details - 300's Last Stab at Glory

May 6th, 2007

300 was knocked out of the top five this week but still added $3.82 million on 3,537 screens in 52 markets for a total of $223.77 million. The film has yet to open in Japan, but that's about it at this point and there's little hope that the movie will hit any more milestones from now until then. However, it is already a massive hit and a huge financial boon for the studio, so everything it does earn will be pure gravy. More...

International Details - Reaping the Rewards

April 29th, 2007

The Reaping climbed into sixth place this past weekend with $5.98 million on 2634 screens in 39 markets for a total of just $20.38 million. The film had a couple respectable openings including South Korea where it made $1.17 million on 129 screens over the weekend and $1.34 million in total while it took in $335,000 in Brazil. However, in most markets the film stumbled, like in France where is placed seventh with $684,000 or the the U.K. where it placed eighth with $622,000 on 282 screens. The film debuted in ninth place in Australia, ($405,000 on 133 screens); in Russia, ($261,000 on 111); and in Germany, ($247,000 on 201). Mexico became the film's best market as it has pulled in $4.45 million in three weeks, including $589,000 on 350 screens this past weekend; this is just ahead of the $4.25 million the film has earned in Spain, but it only managed $334,000 on 299 screens this past weekend and will quickly disappear there. More...

International Details - Hogs Gone Wild

April 15th, 2007

Wild Hogs had its best performance of its run so far climbing into sixth place with $3.33 million on 817 screens in 8 markets for a total of $18.43 million after a month of release. About half of that came from the film's number one debut in Mexico where it earned $1.33 million on 355 screens over the weekend and $1.67 million including previews while the film did reasonable business in Taiwan with $345,000 on 40. Its best market to date has been Australia where the film has earned $11.30 million, including $907,000 on 263 screens this past weekend. More...

International Details - Norbit Slims Down

April 8th, 2007

Norbit saw its weekend haul sliced neatly in half landing in sixth place with $4.09 million on 2270 screens in 39 markets for a total of $49.38 million. The film wasn't able to crack $1 million in any single market, but Italy came the closest with $940,000 on 263 screens for a two-week total of $3.19 million. More...

International Details - Good Start for Martial Artist Mutants

April 1st, 2007

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started its international run this past weekend and just missed the top five on debut. It did manage $3.92 million on 1,004 screens in 8 markets over the weekend and $4.53 million including previews. Of this box office, nearly half of it came from a pair of third place openings in England ($1.27 million on 368 screens over the weekend and $1.86 million in total), and Australia ($379,000 on 58 screens). The film also opened in Russia where the strong mutant demographic helped the film capture second place with $1.38 million on 360 screens. (That was a Chernobyl joke, by the way.) More...

International Details - Rushing to the Top

March 18th, 2007

There was quite an international flavor on the charts this past weekend with five local hits charting, and one more just missing that mark. The best of these was Lubov Morkov, which opened in sixth place with $5.38 million on 492 screens in 4 markets over the weekend and $6.28 million in total. Of this amount, $4.90 million on 427 screens was earned over the weekend in Russia while it managed $5.80 million including midweek numbers. More...

International Details - Music Holds onto an Extended Note

March 11th, 2007

Music and Lyrics remained in sixth place with $5.64 million on 1645 screens in 18 markets for a total of $32.01 million internationally. The film disappointed domestically, but it appears to be making up for that softness on the international scene. The film's best opening of the weekend came from South Korea where it placed second with $2.06 million on 144 screens while it also grabbed second place in Brazil with $490,000 on 140. Holdovers were led by the U.K. where the film earned $1.09 million on 364 screens during its fourth week of release for a total of $15.71 million in that market alone. That's close to a $100 million run here, taking into account the relative sizes of the two markets. More...

Move Over Ghost Rider, there's a New Gang in Town

March 6th, 2007

March came in like a lion, with Wild Hogs earning the third best opening ever for the month. Even with the other new releases missing expectations, the overall box office still climbed to $124 million. That's up nearly 6% from last weekend and 20% from the same weekend last year. More...

Weekend Preview: Going Wild

March 1st, 2007

March starts off this weekend with three releases, two of which are currently earning overall positive reviews. However, it is the third wide release that is tracking well above the other two and is the clear favorite to win the weekend box office race. More...

Repeating on Top is Easy for Rider

February 26th, 2007

Practically every new release missed expectations this weekend, some by small margins while others were significantly off the mark. On the other hand, holdovers held as well as expected, which helped the box office total reach $117 million. This was a 25% drop-off from last weekend; however, that can be explained by the holiday last weekend and the Oscars this weekend. Year-to-year the drop-off was a much more reasonable 3%. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 17 - February 23, 2007

February 23rd, 2007

Big week in terms of flash sites launching, but a tough one when it comes to picking a winner. There were several sites that were contenders, and a few that will likely be winners after a few more updates, but none that stood out as the best for the week. It's almost like there were so many that were so close to winning the award that none were able to stand out and get me excited. However, there was one site that was updated this week that did, The Simpsons Movie - Official Site. This site did get a new look, but the real draw here is the first full trailer, to go along with the three previous teasers. Is that enough to make it award worthy? No. But while my rational side was distracted by a game of Sudoku the Fanboy in me made that decisions, and all Fanboy freak-outs are legally binding. Hopefully the final site will live up to the award. I have a feeling it will. More...

Weekend Preview: Ghost Rider Tries to Hold on to Pole Position

February 22nd, 2007

Another busy week for wide releases with three or five such films, depending on how you define wide. Only three of the new releases have a theater count of 2,000 or more, which is a higher threshold than most require to call a movie wide, but probably the most accurate definition. On the other hand, there are two other films opening in just under 1,000 theaters and both have a shot at entering the top ten. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 3 - February 9, 2007

February 9th, 2007

Still waiting sites for the big summer blockbusters to come online. In the meantime, this week is relatively busy, but with only a couple sites that look like they could be award-worthy once the features are added. The best of the best, and I use that term loosely, is Norbit - Official Site with a site that could be more entertaining than the movie it promotes. More...

2007 Preview: February

February 1st, 2007

February is the shortest month of the year, but not the slowest at the box office. It doesn't have the stigma of being a dumping ground, and with Valentine's Day fitting nicely in the middle, romantic comedies have a leg up at the box office. However, for the most part, movies released during this month are aiming for midlevel hit and there are few, if any, that will become blockbusters. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 30 - January 5, 2007

January 6th, 2007

Big list as I try to catch up after the holidays. I think I caught all the updates. Not only are there a lot of sites on this week's list, several of them are potential award winners with the best of the best being Smokin' Aces - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for November 4 - November 10, 2006

November 11th, 2006

There was a clear winner amongst this week's batch of websites as Stranger than Fiction - Official Site took home the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 26 - September 1

September 2nd, 2006

Another busy week with plenty of top-notch films to chose from In the end, however, it was a two-way race between The Black Dahlia - Official Site and Stranger than Fiction - Official Site with the former site winning out by a narrow margin. 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. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/23 2 $14,602,867   2,759 $5,293   $14,602,867 3
2007/03/02 5 $6,486,304 -56% 2,759 $2,351   $24,119,947 10
2007/03/09 7 $4,082,292 -37% 2,489 $1,640   $30,233,459 17
2007/03/16 11 $2,149,452 -47% 2,201 $977   $33,917,402 24
2007/03/23 24 $335,403 -84% 505 $664   $35,063,732 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/23 2 $5,800,000   2,759 $2,102   $5,800,000 1
2007/02/24 3 $5,500,000 -5% 2,759 $1,993   $11,300,000 2
2007/02/25 3 $3,300,000 -40% 2,759 $1,196   $14,602,867 3
2007/02/26 2 $1,055,000 -68% 2,759 $382   $15,658,000 4
2007/02/27 2 $1,000,000 -5% 2,759 $362   $16,658,000 5
2007/02/28 2 $855,000 -15% 2,759 $310   $17,513,000 6
2007/03/01 2 $835,000 -2% 2,759 $303   $17,633,643 7
2007/03/02 4 $2,100,000 +151% 2,759 $761   $19,700,000 8
2007/03/03 6 $2,700,000 +29% 2,759 $979   $22,400,000 9
2007/03/04 5 $1,700,000 -37% 2,759 $616   $24,119,947 10
2007/03/05 4 $550,000 -68% 2,759 $199   $24,670,000 11
2007/03/06 4 $570,000 +4% 2,759 $207   $25,264,000 12
2007/03/07 4 $530,000 -7% 2,759 $192   $25,800,000 13
2007/03/08 5 $520,000 -2% 2,759 $188   $26,321,000 14
2007/03/09 6 $1,300,000 +150% 2,489 $522   $27,400,000 15
2007/03/10 7 $1,800,000 +38% 2,489 $723   $29,200,000 16
2007/03/11 7 $970,000 -46% 2,489 $390   $30,233,459 17
2007/03/12 6 $400,000 -59% 2,489 $161   $30,633,000 18
2007/03/13 6 $395,000 -1% 2,489 $159   $31,028,000 19
2007/03/14 6 $410,000 +4% 2,489 $165   $31,452,000 20
2007/03/15 6 $395,000 -4% 2,489 $159   $31,767,950 21
2007/03/16 11 $590,000 +49% 2,201 $268   $32,360,000 22
2007/03/17 10 $760,000 +29% 2,201 $345   $33,120,000 23
2007/03/18 9 $800,000 +5% 2,201 $363   $33,920,000 24
2007/03/19 9 $195,000 -76% 2,201 $89   $34,112,000 25
2007/03/20 9 $225,000 +15% 2,201 $102   $34,354,000 26
2007/03/21 9 $215,000 -4% 2,201 $98   $34,571,000 27
2007/03/22 10 $210,000 -2% 2,201 $95   $34,728,329 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/02/23 2 $17,633,643   2,759 $6,391   $17,633,643 7
2007/03/02 5 $8,517,524 -52% 2,759 $3,087   $26,151,167 14
2007/03/09 7 $5,616,783 -34% 2,489 $2,257   $31,767,950 21
2007/03/16 12 $2,960,379 -47% 2,201 $1,345   $34,728,329 28
2007/03/23 24 $464,838 -84% 505 $920   $35,193,167 35

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/29/20071470,282 470,282$7,990,091$7,990,0911
8/5/20075260,767-45% 731,049$5,212,732$13,202,8242
8/12/200712128,686-51% 859,735$2,572,433$15,775,2573
8/19/20071454,251-58% 913,986$1,084,477$16,859,7344
8/26/20071849,334-9% 963,320$986,187$17,845,9215
9/2/20072339,395-20% 1,002,715$787,506$18,633,4276

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