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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

The Penguins of Madagascar poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $83,350,911Details
International Box Office $284,300,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $367,650,911
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $8,786,511 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $9,452,584 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $18,239,095
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Super spy teams aren’t born… they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then… you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
72% - Fresh
Audience
63% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$132,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 26th, 2014 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
November 26th, 2014 (IMAX) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: November 27th, 2014 (Wide) (Germany)
November 28th, 2014 (Wide) (Bulgaria)
December 5th, 2014 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 17th, 2014 (Wide) (France)
January 1st, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
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Video Release: February 10th, 2015 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and some rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2342, 10/1/2014)
Running Time: 92 minutes
Franchise: Madagascar
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Keywords: Talking Animals, Animal Lead, Secret Agent, Mad Scientist, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Spin-Off
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Animation, PDI

Cast

   Skipper
   Kowalski
   Private
   Rico/Antarctic Penguin
   Dave
   Agent Classified
   Short Fuse
   Eva
   Corporal
Andy Richter    Mort
Danny Jacobs    King Julien
Sean Charmatz    Cricket
Werner Herzog    Documentary Filmmaker
Stephen Kearin    Pilot/Aquarium Employee
Kelly Cooney    Mermaid Penguin
Susan Fitzer    Antarctic Penguin
Chris Sanders    Antarctic Penguin
Emily Nordwind    Antarctic Penguin
Mike Mitchell    Antarctic Penguin
Walt Dohrn    Antarctic Penguin
Jeff Fischer    Security System
Steve Apostolina    Penguin Prisoner
Al Rodrigo    Penguin Fan
Steve Alterman    Aquarium Announcer
Carter Hastings    Boy at Aquarium
Hope Levy    Woman at Aquarium/Antarctic Penguin
Ava Acres    Girl at Zoo
Cullen McCarthy    Boy at Zoo
Nicholas Guest    Flight Attendant
Adriano Aragon    Angry Man
Lynnanne Zager    Computer Voice
Billy Eichner    New York Reporter
Angie Wu    Girl with Snow Globe
Jim Pirri    Gondolier
Elizabeth Pan    Shanghai TV Reporter

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Producer    Lara Brey
Producer    Mark Swift
Executive Producer    Tom McGrath
Executive Producer    Mireille Soria
Executive Producer    Eric Darnell
Co-Producer    Tripp Hudson
Screenwriter    Michael Colton
Screenwriter    John Aboud
Screenwriter    Brandon Sawyer
Story Creator    Alan Schoolcraft
Story Creator    Brent Simons
Story Creator    Michael Colton
Story Creator    John Aboud
Composer    Lorne Balfe
Editor    Nick Kenway
Head of Story    Robert Porter
Head of Story    Derek Drymon
Production Designer    Shannon Jeffries
Visual Effects Supervisor    Philippe Gluckman
Head of Layout    Conan Low
Head of Character Animation    Olivier Staphylas
Art Director    Ruben Perez
Associate Producer    Jennifer Dahlman
Associate Producer    Damien de Froberville
Production Manager    Dinesh Krishnan Nair
Production Manager    Michelle Jurado Staphylas
Animation Supervisor    Jamaal Bradley
Head of Lighting    Jonathan Harman
Lighting Supervisor    Rajarajan Ramakrishnan
Lighting Supervisor    Murali Babu Kodiparthi
Lighting Supervisor    Gregory Jennings
Lighting Supervisor    Raju Vaidya
Lighting Supervisor    Vimal Subramaniam
Modeling Supervisor    Josh West
Character TD Supervisor    J.J. Jay
Character TD Supervisor-Co Supervisor    Nathaniel Dirksen
Character Effects Supervisor    Somesh Quadros
Head of Effects    Erik Mattson
Supervising Technical Director    Michael Brainerd
Sound Designer    Paul N. J. Ottosson
Sound Supervisor    Paul N. J. Ottosson
Re-recording Mixer    Paul N. J. Ottosson
Casting Director    Leslee Feldman
Casting Director    Christi Soper
Associate Producer    Chris Leahy
Production Manager    Virendra Chauhan
Digital Supervisor    Laura Grieve
Head of Character Animation    David Torres
Character Effects Supervisor    Oliver Finkelde
Crowds Supervisor    Justin Onstine
Supervising Technical Director    Shawn Lewis
Story Artist    Josh Lieberman
Story Artist    David Lux
Story Artist    Ken Morrissey
Story Artist    Dave Needham
Story Artist    Vi-Dieu Nguyen
Story Artist    Xavier Riffault
Additional Story Artist    Januel Mercado
Additional Story Artist    Claire Morrissey
Additional Story Artist    Eric Ramsey
Associate Editor    Jessica Ambinder-Rojas
First Assistant Editor    John Dorst
Second Assistant Editor    Will Erokan
Assistant Editor    Christa Di Falco
Assistant Editor    Brian A. Perry
Additional Associate Editor    Tiffany Hillkurtz
Additional Associate Editor    Lynn Hobson
Assistant Associate Editor    Steven Liu
Character Designer    Chris Ayers
Character Designer    Joe Moshier
Character Designer    Craig Kellman
Character Designer    Oliver Tossan
Additional Character Designer    Gris Grimly
Additional Character Designer    Jeremie Moreau
Production Supervisor    Hoon H. Kim
Production Supervisor-Art Department    Ryan Genji Thomas
Production Supervisor-Character Technical Direction    Dawn Yamada
Production Supervisor-Character Technical Direction    David Edmunds
Production Supervisor-Modeling    Susan Erokan
Production Supervisor-Animation    Rakesh Patil
Production Supervisor-Animation    Samantha Finkler Brainerd
Production Supervisor-Crowds    Manoj Pahariya
Production Supervisor-Effects    Aditya Deosthale
Production Supervisor-Image Finaling    Garrett Prince
Animation-Animator    Rachel Hanson
Animation-Animator    Shajo John
Animation-Animator    Manish Kumar
Animation-Animator    George M. Kurian
Animation-Animator    Siddhant Mehta
Animation-Animator    Prasanjib Nag
Animation-Animator    Ketan Adhikari
Animation-Animator    Tanseer Ahmed
Animation-Animator    Balaji Anbalagan
Animation-Animator    Kevin Andrus
Animation-Animator    Anand Baid
Animation-Animator    Rajesh P.K.
Animation-Animator    Harinarayan Rajeev
Animation-Animator    S. Karunakar Reddy
Animation-Animator    Divyesh Jagdish Shah
Animation-Animator    Kevan Shorey
Animation-Animator    Gautam Thakur
Lead Character Animator-Skipper    Prashanth Cavale
Lead Character Animator-Kowalski    Nideep Varghese
Lead Character Animator-Rico    Kapil Sharma
Lead Character Animator-Dave    Ravi Kamble Govind
Lead Character Animator-Dr. Octavius Brine    Sujit Chatterjee
Animation-Additional Animator    Nedy Acet
Animation-Additional Animator    James Baxter
Animation-Additional Animator    Julien Bocabeille
Animation-Additional Animator    Irene Parkins
Animation-Additional Animator    David Couchariere
Animation-Additional Animator    Michelle Cowart
Animation-Additional Animator    Donnachada Daly
Animation-Additional Animator    Lou Dellarosa
Animation-Additional Animator    Bill Diaz
Animation-Additional Animator    W. Jacob Gardner
Animation-Additional Animator    Thomas Grummt
Animation-Additional Animator    Andrew Harkins
Animation-Additional Animator    Jennifer E. Harlow
Animation-Additional Animator    Jakob Hjort Jensen
Animation-Additional Animator    Eric Lees
Animation-Additional Animator    Scott Lemmer
Animation-Additional Animator    Sean Mahoney
Animation-Additional Animator    Steven J. Meyer
Animation-Additional Animator    Rani Naamani
Animation-Additional Animator    Ron Pucherelli
Animation-Additional Animator    Luke Randall
Animation-Additional Animator    Carlos Rosas
Animation-Additional Animator    Ben Rush
Animation-Additional Animator    Mike Safianoff
Animation-Additional Animator    Henry G. Sanchez
Animation-Additional Animator    Jason Spencer-Galsworthy
Animation-Additional Animator    David Stodolny
Animation-Additional Animator    Theodore Anthony Ty
Animation-Additional Animator    Tim Watts
Animation-Additional Animator    David Weatherly
Animation-Additional Animator    Greg Whittaker
Animation-Additional Animator    Benjamin Willis
Animation-Additional Animator    Onur Yeldan
Production Supervisor-Additional Production Supervisor    Heather Lanza
Production Supervisor-Additional Production Supervisor    Caroline Robinson
Production Supervisor-Crowds    Manoj Pahariya
Character Effects Lead    Uma Havaligi
Effects Lead    Brijesh Johar
Effects Lead    Mitul Patel
Effects Lead    Dhruva Pathak
Effects Lead    Venu Victor
Additional Effects Lead    Fangwei Lee
Additional Effects Lead    Yancy Lindquist
Lighting-Lead Lighter    Arun P.A.
Lighting-Lead Lighter    Mayank Namrata Kanyal
Lighting-Lead Lighter    Praveen Ushus Dev
Lighting-Lead Lighter    Vijay Bundela
Lighting-Lighter    Kiran Kumar Goonda
Lighting-Lighter    Harshal Raja Kadam
Lighting-Lighter    Soumya Khurana
Lighting-Lighter    Harshal Nachnolkar
Lighting-Lighter    Raghuram Palasamudram
Lighting-Lighter    Kaustubh Patil
Lighting-Lighter    Jean Joseph Philip
Lighting-Lighting Technical Assistant    Ram Prasad Devanathan
Lighting-Lighting Technical Assistant    Sai Raghunandan G
Lighting-Lighting Technical Assistant    Aditya Sharma
Lighting-Lighting Technical Assistant    Honey Sharma
Lighting-Lighting Technical Assistant    Sukhpal Singh Vasdev
Lighting-Additional Lighting Supervisor    Annmarie Koenig
Lighting-Additional Lighting Supervisor    David Lawson
Lighting-Additional Lighting Supervisor    M. Scott McKee
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Udai Haraguchi
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Amy Jones
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Michel Kinfoussia
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Lyndon Li
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Kieron Cheuk-Chi Lo
Lighting-Additional Lead Lighter    Amber Stewart Lunderville
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Jennifer Leigh King
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Erin Lehmkuhl
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Chris Lexington
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Linhan Li
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Jimmy Maidens
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Campbell McGrouther
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Yuko Okumura
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Rupali Parekh
Lighting-Additional Lighter    Eric Roth
Lighting-Additional Lighting Technical Assistant    Devank Patel
Lighting-Additional Lighting Technical Assistant    Aditya P. Prabhu
Lead Technical Director    Ashish Dantu
Lead Technical Director    Adam Gaige
Casting Associate    Mollie Garno
Casting Associate    Liz Molholt
Post-Production Executive    James Beshears
Sound Effects Editor    Greg ten Bosch
Sound Effects Editor    Christian Schaaning
Sound Effects Editor    Bruce Tanis
Sound Effects Editor    Jamie Hardt
Foley Mixer    Randy K. Singer
Foley Mixer    Maryjo Lang
Music Editor    Slamm Andrews
Music Editor-Additional Music Editor    Tom Carlson
Score Recordist    Geoff Foster
Score Mixer    Dennis Sands

DVD Sales: Interstellar's Earthbound Opening

April 20th, 2015

Interstellar was the top new release and the top selling DVD. However, its opening week numbers were decidedly not stellar. The film sold 291,000 units and generated $4.45 million in revenue. This is barely more than The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies managed during its second week of release. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Easter Week was Out of This World

April 20th, 2015

It was Easter the week the March 31st new releases came out and this had an effect with several, mostly family friendly films earning a boost on the Blu-ray sales chart. Even so, Interstellar opened in first place dominating the rest of the market. The film sold 732,000 units and generated $14.46 million in revenue, for an opening week Blu-ray share of 72%. Granted, this is a film that relies heavily on its special effects to draw in the audience, but that is still a shockingly high percentage. More...

DVD Sales: New Releases were One-Two-Three on DVD

April 13th, 2015

The DVD sales chart was top heavy with new releases. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies earned first place with 682,000 units / $10.21 million, which is about on par with expectations. The Trilogy box set landed in 11th place with 33,000 units / $1.19 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Battle of the Five Releases

April 13th, 2015

There were five or six new releases to reach the top twenty on the Blu-ray sales chart. Leading the way was The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with 832,000 units / $23.28 million, giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 55%. This is a strong result, but not an unexpected one, as the film hits the right marks for strong sales on Blu-ray. It is a visually impressive film, it is a fantasy adventure film, and it is based on a popular franchise. The Battle of the Five Armies was also part of a franchise box set, which is the tenth best selling release of the week with 37,000 units / $1.87 million for a 53% opening week Blu-ray share. Technically these are two separate releases, but obviously they are connected enough to mention together. More...

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...

Blu-ray Sales: Penguins Become King in Tight Race

April 7th, 2015

New releases earned the top three spots on the Blu-ray Sales Chart this week, including a tight race for top spot. Penguins of Madagascar earned first place over Exodus: Gods and Kings in terms of units, 269,000 vs 257,000. However, in terms of revenue, the pair finished in the reverse order at $5.91 million to $5.38 million. As far the their opening week Blu-ray shares are concerned, Penguins managed a very strong 58%, while Exodus managed a very healthy 54% More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 17th, 2015

March 17th, 2015

It's a busy / short week on the home market. There are four first-run releases coming out this week, which is more than most weeks. However, it is also a very shallow week and we run into filler on the first page of Amazon's list of best-selling new releases. The best of the first-run releases is Top Five, but the DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack isn't quite Pick of the Week material. For that honor, we have to look to a smaller release, Song of the Sea on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. 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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

International Box Office: Hobbit Stands Tall

December 17th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies started its international run earning first place with $122.2 million on 15,395 screens in 37 markets. Not only did it earn the best opening of The Hobbit Trilogy, but it was often times the biggest opening in Peter Jackson's career, or even occasionally in Warner Bros' history. Its biggest opening came in Germany where it pulled in $20.5 million on 1,442 screens. Next up was the U.K. and France, which had nearly identical openings of $15.2 million on 1,489 screens and $15.1 million on 914 screens respectively. It earned $13.56 million on 2,390 screens in Russia. Brazil and Mexico were neck-and-neck with $6.8 million on 1,037 screens and $6.3 million on 2,775 screens respectively. It earned $2.4 million on 640 screens in Japan, which seems low compared to the other markets, but it is nearly double the debut The Desolation of Smaug earned. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Exodus Win, but Overall Box Office is on the Run

December 15th, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings poster

All-in-all, the box office matched expectations, but sadly, that is not a good thing. Exodus: Gods and Kings opened with $24.12 million, which is anemic for a film that cost $140 million to make. Top Five had a better per theater average, but was playing in less than 1,000 theaters, so it will only become a midlevel hit, at best. Overall, the box office did rise 6.8% from last weekend, but this still only amounted to $83 million. Worse still, this was 43% lower than the same weekend last year. Last year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opened with $73.65 million, which is about 2% less than the top ten earned this year. It should come as no surprise that 2014 lost in the year-over-year comparison, while it continues to lose ground in the year-to-date race as well. Currently, 2014 has pulled in a total of $9.41 billion, which is 4.8% or $470 million lower than last year's pace. There's no chance 2014 will catch up at this point. I just hope it doesn't sink any lower. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office Exodus End?

December 11th, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings poster

The box office has been struggling the past few weeks and / or months. It really depends on how you look at things. This weekend there are two films hoping to help 2014 get back into the win column: Exodus: Gods and Kings and Top Five. Exodus will win the weekend with relative ease, but it might not earn more than $20 million in the process. Top Five would like to earn second place with just over $10 million, but it will probably fall short finishing just behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. This weekend last year, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug led the way with $73.65 million. That's more than the top five will make in total this year. It might be more than the top ten earn. Even last year's second place film, Frozen, might make more than the top film this year will earn. 2014 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison by a large margin.

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International Box Office: Mockingjay Maintains Milestone Pace

December 11th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 reached a couple of milestones hitting $500 million worldwide before the weekend and $300 million internationally during the weekend. Over the weekend, the film pulled in $32.9 million in 87 markets for three-week totals of $306.6 million internationally and $564.8 million worldwide. The film will top $600 million worldwide over the weekend, while it is on pace to top the original's worldwide total before the end of its run. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office has Post-Holiday Indigestion

December 9th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The post-holiday weekend is rarely a great weekend and this weekend was no exception. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 fell more than 60%, while no film in the top ten fell less than 40%. The only wide release in the top ten was The Pyramid, which barely topped the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office fell 52% from last weekend to $78 million. That's 16% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2014 is behind 2013 by a 4.5% or $440 million margin. It is not going to close that margin over the next four weeks, but it should still top $10 billion before the year is over. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Pyramid Scheme Its Way to the Top (Five)

December 5th, 2014

The Pyramid poster

It's the weekend after Thanksgiving, one of the worst weekends of the year for a new release. This year, no film is daring to open wide, but The Pyramid is coming the closest opening in just under 600 theaters. The film would need a per theater average of more than $10,000 to reach the top five, which is nearly impossible at this stage. This means the top five this week will mostly be the same as the top five last week with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 leading the way. Likewise, this weekend last year, Frozen led the way with more than $30 million. There is very little chance Mockingjay, Part 1 will match that, so 2014 will lose yet again in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Milestone for Mockingjay

December 4th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 remained in first place with $67.0 million in 86 markets for a two-week total of $254.6 million. Its worldwide total rose to $480.3 million. I would be surprised if the film hasn't already broken even, even though it will have the lowest box office in the franchise. The film remained in first place in Australia with $7.52 million on 574 screens over the weekend for a total of $22.69 million after two weeks of release. It was pushed into second place in the U.K., but still pulled in $7.69 million in 569 theaters for a two-week total of $33.32 million. More...

Contest: Black and White: Winning Announcement

December 3rd, 2014

The winner of our Black and White contest was determined and it is... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Thanksgiving Gives the Box Office Indigestion

December 2nd, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

Thanksgiving weekend was... well, it wasn't good. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 easily won the race for top spot and actually topped expectations by a tiny margin. On the other hand, the two new releases, Penguins of Madagascar and Horrible Bosses 2, both really struggled. Neither managed to top their three-day prediction over the five-day long weekend. Overall, the three-day weekend fell 17% to $162 million from last weekend. Worse still, this was 22% lower than the same weekend last year. 2014 is now behind 2013 by a margin of $370 million or 3.9% at $9.20 billion to $9.58 billion. There's no way we will catch up by the end of the year. I just hope we don't fall further behind.

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Weekend Predictions: Thanksgiving Means Leftovers

November 27th, 2014

The Penguins of Madagascar poster

It's Thanksgiving weekend and there are two films trying to take advantage of the boost to the box office. Penguins of Madagascar looks like it will top Horrible Bosses 2 at the box office, but neither really have a shot at dethroning The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 for top spot. In fact, it is possible both of them combined won't top last year's number one new release, Frozen. Additionally, Mockingjay, Part 1 very likely won't match Catching Fire by a significant margin, so November will end the month on a down note.

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International Box Office: Mockingjay has $275 million Worldwide Weekend

November 27th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 opened in first place on the international chart with $154.3 million in 85 markets for a worldwide opening of $276.2 million. Its international opening was about 4% higher than the previously entry in the franchise. The film managed $19.8 million in the U.K. and $13.8 million in Germany. This was 5% and 9% higher than the previous film's debut in those two markets. Mockingjay, Part 1 opened 19% higher in Russia with $11.9 million. The film also topped $10 million in Mexico ($12 million) and Australia ($10.3 million). More...

Contest: Black and White

November 20th, 2014

Next weekend is Thanksgiving weekend and there are two films hoping to not be crushed by The Hunger Games: Mockyingjay, Part 1, which will be in its second week of release. Penguins of Madagascar will likely beat out Horrible Bosses 2 for second place and as such, it is the choice 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 Penguins of Madagascar.

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 Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map 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 previously reviewed DVD or Blu-ray. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

International Box Office: Century Weekend for Interstellar

November 20th, 2014

Interstellar poster

Interstellar remained in first place with $107.9 million in 63 markets over the weekend for totals of $225.8 million internationally and $322.7 million worldwide. This might be enough to cover the film's production budget, but probably not. That said, by this time next week, its worldwide total will be close to $500 million, which should put the film in the black. This weekend the film opened in first place in China with $42.67 million during its five-day opening. Perhaps more impressively, the film grew by 6% in South Korea helping it remain in first place with $13.13 million on 1,410 screens over the weekend for a total of $35.24 million after two weeks of release. It didn't hold up quite as well in the U.K., but still remained in first place with $5.91 million on 576 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.11 million.

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2014 Preview: November

October 31st, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster

October was a better than expected month with the overall box office keeping pace with October of 2013, for the most part. (The last weekend will be terrible, but that's because of Halloween.) We were able to close the gap somewhat in the year-over-year comparison, at least by a little bit. So how will November do compared to October. Let's put it this way. There are only seven films opening wide this month. Of those, Beyond the Lights will likely not make an impact at the box office. Every other film has at least a reasonable shot at $100 million. More than half the of the films opening this month could hit $200 million. Leading the way will be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which could hit $400 million. The only problem is when book franchises split the final installment into two parts, the first part tends to be weaker at the box office. Interstellar is a big question mark. On the low end, it could make just over $100 million, while on the high end, just over $300 million is within reach. That's a wide range of expectations. On the downside, last November, there were two movies to reach $400 million: Catching Fire and Frozen. On the other hand, there was only one other movie to make more than $100 million, Thor: The Dark World, so perhaps the depth this year will help 2014 come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/26 - $6,138,518   3,654 $1,680   $6,138,518 1
2014/11/27 - $3,852,885 -37% 3,654 $1,054   $9,991,403 2
2014/11/28 2 $10,353,640 +169% 3,764 $2,751   $20,345,043 3
2014/11/29 2 $9,595,281 -7% 3,764 $2,549   $29,940,324 4
2014/11/30 2 $5,498,523 -43% 3,764 $1,461   $35,438,847 5
2014/12/01 4 $810,919 -85% 3,764 $215   $36,249,766 6
2014/12/02 4 $939,641 +16% 3,764 $250   $37,189,407 7
2014/12/03 4 $651,081 -31% 3,764 $173   $37,840,488 8
2014/12/04 4 $650,048 n/c 3,764 $173   $38,490,536 9
2014/12/05 3 $2,405,901 +270% 3,775 $637   $40,896,437 10
2014/12/06 2 $5,300,379 +120% 3,775 $1,404   $46,196,816 11
2014/12/07 2 $3,200,750 -40% 3,775 $848   $49,397,566 12
2014/12/08 4 $470,040 -85% 3,775 $125   $49,867,606 13
2014/12/09 4 $652,140 +39% 3,775 $173   $50,519,746 14
2014/12/10 4 $508,399 -22% 3,775 $135   $51,028,145 15
2014/12/11 4 $510,564 n/c 3,775 $135   $51,538,709 16
2014/12/12 4 $1,573,175 +208% 3,667 $429   $53,111,884 17
2014/12/13 3 $3,503,849 +123% 3,667 $956   $56,615,733 18
2014/12/14 3 $2,129,269 -39% 3,667 $581   $58,745,002 19
2014/12/15 6 $388,809 -82% 3,667 $106   $59,133,811 20
2014/12/16 6 $550,240 +42% 3,667 $150   $59,684,051 21
2014/12/17 4 $461,130 -16% 3,667 $126   $60,145,181 22
2014/12/18 4 $502,280 +9% 3,312 $152   $60,647,461 23
2014/12/19 9 $879,777 +75% 2,717 $324   $61,527,238 24
2014/12/20 9 $1,459,865 +66% 2,717 $537   $62,987,103 25
2014/12/21 9 $1,136,499 -22% 2,717 $418   $64,123,602 26
2014/12/22 7 $965,012 -15% 2,717 $355   $65,088,614 27
2014/12/23 7 $1,180,182 +22% 2,717 $434   $66,268,796 28
2014/12/24 - $674,193 -43% 2,717 $248   $66,942,989 29
2014/12/25 - $731,472 +8% 2,033 $360   $67,674,461 30
2014/12/26 14 $1,044,666 +43% 2,033 $514   $68,719,127 31
2014/12/27 13 $1,205,622 +15% 2,033 $593   $69,924,749 32
2014/12/28 - $1,023,846 -15% 2,033 $504   $70,948,595 33
2014/12/29 12 $964,890 -6% 2,033 $475   $71,913,485 34
2014/12/30 11 $1,202,486 +25% 2,033 $591   $73,115,971 35
2014/12/31 - $912,251 -24% 2,033 $449   $74,028,222 36
2015/01/01 12 $1,192,791 +31% 2,033 $587   $75,221,013 37
2015/01/02 13 $1,135,493 -5% 1,585 $716   $76,356,506 38
2015/01/03 13 $1,055,298 -7% 1,585 $666   $77,411,804 39
2015/01/04 13 $704,976 -33% 1,585 $445   $78,116,780 40
2015/01/05 - $208,647 -70% 1,585 $132   $78,325,427 41
2015/01/06 - $124,445 -40% 1,585 $79   $78,449,872 42
2015/01/07 - $110,567 -11% 1,585 $70   $78,560,439 43
2015/01/08 - $117,187 +6% 1,585 $74   $78,677,626 44
2015/01/09 - $166,729 +42% 1,057 $158   $78,844,355 45
2015/01/10 15 $602,937 +262% 1,057 $570   $79,447,292 46
2015/01/11 15 $402,714 -33% 1,057 $381   $79,850,006 47
2015/01/12 - $55,597 -86% 1,057 $53   $79,905,603 48
2015/01/13 - $62,334 +12% 1,057 $59   $79,967,937 49
2015/01/14 - $52,300 -16% 1,057 $49   $80,020,237 50
2015/01/15 - $50,011 -4% 1,057 $47   $80,070,248 51
2015/01/16 - $100,680 +101% 417 $241   $80,170,928 52
2015/01/17 - $246,448 +145% 417 $591   $80,417,376 53
2015/01/18 - $172,078 -30% 417 $413   $80,589,454 54
2015/01/19 - $200,973 +17% 417 $482   $80,790,427 55
2015/01/20 - $34,413 -83% 417 $83   $80,824,840 56
2015/01/21 - $23,853 -31% 417 $57   $80,848,693 57
2015/01/22 - $25,679 +8% 417 $62   $80,874,372 58
2015/01/23 - $80,125 +212% 321 $250   $80,954,497 59
2015/01/24 - $196,685 +145% 321 $613   $81,151,182 60
2015/01/25 - $117,191 -40% 321 $365   $81,268,373 61
2015/01/26 - $22,711 -81% 321 $71   $81,291,084 62
2015/01/27 - $23,801 +5% 321 $74   $81,314,885 63
2015/01/28 - $19,791 -17% 321 $62   $81,334,676 64
2015/01/29 - $19,336 -2% 321 $60   $81,354,012 65
2015/01/30 - $81,931 +324% 296 $277   $81,435,943 66
2015/01/31 - $193,226 +136% 296 $653   $81,629,169 67
2015/02/01 - $73,487 -62% 296 $248   $81,702,656 68
2015/02/02 - $27,290 -63% 296 $92   $81,729,946 69
2015/02/03 - $25,895 -5% 296 $87   $81,755,841 70
2015/02/04 - $16,130 -38% 296 $54   $81,771,971 71
2015/02/05 - $18,227 +13% 296 $62   $81,790,198 72
2015/02/06 - $60,614 +233% 257 $236   $81,850,812 73
2015/02/07 - $145,890 +141% 257 $568   $81,996,702 74
2015/02/08 - $86,258 -41% 257 $336   $82,082,960 75
2015/02/09 - $22,444 -74% 257 $87   $82,105,404 76
2015/02/10 - $18,649 -17% 257 $73   $82,124,053 77
2015/02/11 - $16,056 -14% 257 $62   $82,140,109 78
2015/02/12 - $19,316 +20% 257 $75   $82,159,425 79
2015/02/13 - $40,637 +110% 222 $183   $82,200,062 80
2015/02/14 - $107,161 +164% 222 $483   $82,307,223 81
2015/02/15 - $70,783 -34% 222 $319   $82,378,006 82
2015/02/16 - $72,657 +3% 222 $327   $82,450,663 83
2015/02/17 - $19,639 -73% 222 $88   $82,470,302 84
2015/02/18 - $17,926 -9% 222 $81   $82,488,228 85
2015/02/19 - $20,341 +13% 222 $92   $82,508,569 86
2015/02/20 - $39,536 +94% 204 $194   $82,548,105 87
2015/02/21 - $72,590 +84% 204 $356   $82,620,695 88
2015/02/22 - $50,557 -30% 204 $248   $82,671,252 89
2015/02/23 - $8,676 -83% 204 $43   $82,679,928 90
2015/02/24 - $9,032 +4% 204 $44   $82,688,960 91
2015/02/25 - $8,067 -11% 204 $40   $82,697,027 92
2015/02/26 - $10,840 +34% 204 $53   $82,707,867 93
2015/02/27 - $20,784 +92% 160 $130   $82,728,651 94
2015/02/28 - $54,259 +161% 160 $339   $82,782,910 95
2015/03/01 - $37,433 -31% 160 $234   $82,820,343 96
2015/03/02 - $7,465 -80% 160 $47   $82,827,808 97
2015/03/03 - $7,680 +3% 160 $48   $82,835,488 98
2015/03/04 - $6,848 -11% 160 $43   $82,842,336 99
2015/03/05 - $8,750 +28% 160 $55   $82,851,086 100
2015/03/06 - $16,987 +94% 130 $131   $82,868,073 101
2015/03/07 - $39,537 +133% 130 $304   $82,907,610 102
2015/03/08 - $23,383 -41% 130 $180   $82,930,993 103
2015/03/09 - $8,185 -65% 130 $63   $82,939,178 104
2015/03/10 - $8,717 +6% 130 $67   $82,947,895 105
2015/03/11 - $8,898 +2% 130 $68   $82,956,793 106
2015/03/12 - $9,595 +8% 130 $74   $82,966,388 107
2015/03/13 - $14,757 +54% 105 $141   $82,981,145 108
2015/03/14 - $31,567 +114% 105 $301   $83,012,712 109
2015/03/15 - $20,293 -36% 105 $193   $83,033,005 110
2015/03/16 - $10,383 -49% 105 $99   $83,043,388 111
2015/03/17 - $16,193 +56% 105 $154   $83,059,581 112
2015/03/18 - $14,932 -8% 105 $142   $83,074,513 113
2015/03/19 - $17,528 +17% 105 $167   $83,092,041 114
2015/03/20 - $20,402 +16% 136 $150   $83,112,443 115
2015/03/21 - $26,687 +31% 136 $196   $83,139,130 116
2015/03/22 - $17,198 -36% 136 $126   $83,156,328 117
2015/03/23 - $5,322 -69% 136 $39   $83,161,650 118
2015/03/24 - $6,676 +25% 136 $49   $83,168,326 119
2015/03/25 - $6,868 +3% 136 $51   $83,175,194 120
2015/03/26 - $6,832 -1% 136 $50   $83,182,026 121
2015/03/27 - $9,517 +39% 78 $122   $83,191,543 122
2015/03/28 - $16,335 +72% 78 $209   $83,207,878 123
2015/03/29 - $10,230 -37% 78 $131   $83,218,108 124
2015/03/30 - $3,069 -70% 78 $39   $83,221,177 125
2015/03/31 - $4,753 +55% 78 $61   $83,225,930 126
2015/04/01 - $4,097 -14% 78 $53   $83,230,027 127
2015/04/02 - $5,668 +38% 78 $73   $83,235,695 128
2015/04/03 - $9,860 +74% 64 $154   $83,245,555 129
2015/04/04 - $8,810 -11% 64 $138   $83,254,365 130
2015/04/05 - $5,514 -37% 64 $86   $83,259,879 131
2015/04/06 - $4,960 -10% 64 $78   $83,264,839 132
2015/04/07 - $4,479 -10% 64 $70   $83,269,318 133
2015/04/08 - $4,570 +2% 64 $71   $83,273,888 134
2015/04/09 - $4,185 -8% 64 $65   $83,278,073 135
2015/04/10 - $5,699 +36% 46 $124   $83,283,772 136
2015/04/11 - $8,552 +50% 46 $186   $83,292,324 137
2015/04/12 - $5,329 -38% 46 $116   $83,297,653 138
2015/04/13 - $932 -83% 46 $20   $83,298,585 139
2015/04/14 - $888 -5% 46 $19   $83,299,473 140
2015/04/15 - $965 +9% 46 $21   $83,300,438 141
2015/04/16 - $905 -6% 46 $20   $83,301,343 142

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/11/28 2 $25,447,444   3,764 $6,761   $35,438,847 5
2014/12/05 2 $10,907,030 -57% 3,775 $2,889   $49,397,566 12
2014/12/12 3 $7,206,293 -34% 3,667 $1,965   $58,745,002 19
2014/12/19 10 $3,476,141 -52% 2,717 $1,279   $64,123,602 26
2014/12/26 13 $3,274,134 -6% 2,033 $1,610   $70,948,595 33
2015/01/02 13 $2,895,767 -12% 1,585 $1,827   $78,116,780 40
2015/01/09 16 $1,172,380 -60% 1,057 $1,109   $79,850,006 47
2015/01/16 24 $519,206 -56% 417 $1,245   $80,589,454 54
2015/01/23 28 $394,001 -24% 321 $1,227   $81,268,373 61
2015/01/30 27 $348,644 -12% 296 $1,178   $81,702,656 68
2015/02/06 28 $292,762 -16% 257 $1,139   $82,082,960 75
2015/02/13 31 $218,581 -25% 222 $985   $82,378,006 82
2015/02/20 32 $162,683 -26% 204 $797   $82,671,252 89
2015/02/27 36 $112,476 -31% 160 $703   $82,820,343 96
2015/03/06 39 $79,907 -29% 130 $615   $82,930,993 103
2015/03/13 42 $66,617 -17% 105 $634   $83,033,005 110
2015/03/20 43 $64,287 -3% 136 $473   $83,156,328 117
2015/03/27 50 $36,082 -44% 78 $463   $83,218,108 124
2015/04/03 51 $24,184 -33% 64 $378   $83,259,879 131
2015/04/10 55 $19,580 -19% 46 $426   $83,297,653 138
2015/04/17 56 $19,589 n/c 46 $426   $83,320,932 145
2015/04/24 67 $12,135 -38% 34 $357   $83,340,274 152
2015/05/01 60 $6,492 -47% 32 $203   $83,348,920 159

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 1/22/2015 $1,200,000 223 223 223 $1,200,000 1/27/2015
Australia 1/1/2015 $2,875,920 466 466 2420 $11,847,070 7/7/2015
Brazil 1/15/2015 $0 0 0 0 $10,100,000 4/21/2015
Bulgaria 11/28/2014 $0 0 3 5 $874,467 6/26/2015
France 12/17/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
Germany 11/27/2014 $0 0 0 0 $0
United Kingdom 12/5/2014 $0 0 94 161 $13,331,367 6/26/2015
 
Rest of World $246,947,096
 
International Total$284,300,000 7/7/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/22/20153191,662 191,662$2,873,013$2,873,0136
3/29/20154109,148-43% 300,810$1,636,129$4,509,1427
4/5/20154165,924+52% 466,734$1,841,756$6,350,8988
4/12/20151440,537-76% 507,271$607,244$6,958,1439
4/19/20151526,729-34% 534,000$399,866$7,358,00810
4/26/20151324,452-9% 558,452$365,802$7,723,81011
5/3/20151916,067-34% 574,519$240,202$7,964,01212
5/10/20152813,062-19% 587,581$195,277$8,159,28913

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/22/20151265,832 265,832$5,313,982$5,313,9826
3/29/2015472,521-73% 338,353$1,448,237$6,762,2197
4/5/2015497,932+35% 436,284$1,395,528$8,157,7478
4/12/20151019,211-80% 455,495$382,870$8,540,6179
4/19/20151412,565-35% 468,060$248,277$8,788,89410
4/26/20151212,348-2% 480,409$222,263$9,011,15711
5/3/2015207,248-41% 487,657$131,111$9,142,26812

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