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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $423,315,812Details
International Box Office $642,900,000
Worldwide Box Office $1,066,215,812
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $320,862,849 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $2,601,322 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $323,464,171
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
54% - Rotten
72% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$225,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 7th, 2006 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: December 5th, 2006 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, released as Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of adventure violence, including frightening images
Running Time: 151 minutes
Franchise: Pirates of the Caribbean
Comparisons: Blockbusters, 2006
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Keywords: Visual Effects, Pirates
Source:Based on Theme Park Ride
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer
Production Countries: United States


   Captain Jack Sparrow
   Will Turner
   Elizabeth Swann
Stellan Skarsgård    'Bootstrap' Bill Turner
   Davy Jones
Jack Davenport    Norrington
Kevin McNally    Joshamee Gibbs
Jonathan Pryce    Governor Swann
Lee Arenberg    Pintel
Mackenzie Crook    Ragetti
Tom Hollander    Lord Cutler Beckett
Naomie Harris    Tia Dalma
Alex Norton    Captain Bellamy
David Bailie    Cotton
Martin Klebba    Marty
David Schofield    Mercer
Geoffrey Rush    Barbossa
Marco Khan    Turkish Guard

Production and Technical Credits

Executive Producer    Mike Stenson
Executive Producer    Chad Oman
Executive Producer    Bruce Hendricks
Executive Producer    Eric McLeod
Producer    Jerry Bruckheimer
Screenwriter    Ted Elliott
Screenwriter    Terry Rossio
Cinematographer    Dariusz Wolski
Production Designer    Rick Heinrichs
Editor    Craig Wood
Editor    Stephen Rivkin
Costume Designer    Penny Rose
Visual Effects Supervisor    John Knoll
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Music Supervisor    Bob Badami
Casting Director    Denise Chamian
UK Casting    Priscilla John
Unit Production Manager    Eric McLeod
Unit Production Manager    Doug Merrifield
First Assistant Director    Peter Kohn
First Assistant Director    David H. Venghaus, Jr.
Second Unit Director    David H. Venghaus, Jr.
Associate Producer    Pat Sandston
Animation Supervisor    Hal Hickel
Visual Effects Producer    Ned Gorman
Visual Effects Producer    Jill Brooks
Sound Designer    Christopher Boyes
Sound Mixer    Christopher Boyes
Supervising Sound Editor    Christopher Boyes
Additional Visual Effects Supervisor    Roger Guyett
Stunts    Martin Klebba

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January 20th, 2007

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December 30th, 2006

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Pirates Have a Devil of a Time on the Home Market

December 22nd, 2006

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December 15th, 2006

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October 22nd, 2006

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October 15th, 2006

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October 8th, 2006

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September 27th, 2006

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September 20th, 2006

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September 13th, 2006

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September 6th, 2006

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August 30th, 2006

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August 29th, 2006

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August 23rd, 2006

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August 22nd, 2006

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August 14th, 2006

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August 9th, 2006

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August 2nd, 2006

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July 26th, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest added another 10 markets to its international run as it again top the charts with $60.10 million on 6079 screens for a total of $214.10 million internationally. The film became the fifth film of the year to earn $200 million internationally and the third to cross $500 million worldwide. Among the host of number one openings this week were Japan at $16.65 million on 761 screens and Mexico with $5.67 million on 791 screens. Other impressive debuts include Brazil, ($3.1 million), Argentina ($1.3 million), Poland ($1.17 million), and Chile ($1.1 million). Its biggest market overall continues to be the U.K. where it added $7.19 million on 520 screens to its running tally of $58.48 million while it has topped $20 million on both Australia, ($21.68), and Russia, ($20.51). The film opens in Germany, France, and Spain in consecutive weekends before closing its international run with its Italian debut in September. More...

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July 24th, 2006

Every single new release missed expectations, some by huge margins, and this pushed the overall box office down 5.6% to $150 million. That figure was still 7.2% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2006 has earned a total of $5.27 billion and that is up 5% from 2005's but 2% below 2004's record setting run. More...

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July 20th, 2006

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July 19th, 2006

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July 18th, 2006

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July 17th, 2006

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July 13th, 2006

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International Top Five - Pirates Rule International Waters

July 12th, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest started its international run with day-and-date releases in seven markets and on 1552 screens earning an astounding $46.64 million. Over half of that total came from the U.K. where it debuted in first place with $21.21 million on 514 screens over the weekend and $25.41 million in total. That was the film's only 8-figure opening, but it also did well in Australia with $8.33 million on 489 screens and New Zealand with $1.17 million on 95 screens. The film set a record for top opening for a Hollywood film in South Korea with $8.4 million on 450 screens while topping the market in Taiwan with $1.9 million on 18, Thailand with $1.4 million on 110, and an estimated $100,000 in Uruguay. In most markets the film earned double what its predecessor made. However, if one were to look for a downside, you'd quickly notice that the film didn't break nearly as many records internationally as it did domestically. It was a top ten all-time opening in many markets, but not the colossal it was here. More...

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July 11th, 2006

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July 10th, 2006

We finally had a blockbuster live up to, and exceed its expectations. And with the record-destroying run of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest the total box office exploded to nearly $220 million, which was up 42% from last year and more than 46% from the same weekend last year. This total is the largest ever for a weekend breaking the previous record of $188 million, which was earned in June of 2004 when Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban opened. And overall, 2006's lead over 2005 grew from 3% to 5%, easily more than ticket price inflation. More...

Pirates Power to $54.5 million Opening Day

July 8th, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean has sailed to a spectacular opening day of $54.5 million, according to The Numbers' estimate. If that number holds up (never a certainty with early estimates), then Pirates will have comfortably set a new record for a single day at the box office, beating the $50,013,859 earned by Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith when it opened in May last year. Even assuming a big drop-off in box office over the weekend, Pirates looks certain to break the all-time weekend record. That figure currently stands at $114,844,116, earned by Spider-Man back in 2002.

To give an idea of how massive Dead Man's Chest opening day was: if it continues at this pace, it would earn over $150 million over the weekend (based on a comparison with Spider-man). That seems very unlikely, but we're truly in uncharted territory here, m'laddies, arrrrr.

(Sorry.) More...

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July 8th, 2006

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July 7th, 2006

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Can Pirates Gather Record Plunder?

July 6th, 2006

The latest "Sure Thing" openings tomorrow. But this Summer seven previous "Sure Things" have already come out and only one or two have actually lived up to expectations. Both The Da Vinci Code and X-Men: The Last Stand managed to do so, more or less, but with The Da Vinci Code my expectations were somewhat lower than the industry average and its final box office is still looked at as a disappointment by many. Will Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest break this trend, or will it be the latest victim in a summer of over-hyped misses? More...

Contest - Pirate Treasure

July 3rd, 2006

With what could be the biggest hit of the year opening in just a few days, how many times are we going to say that before we actually have the biggest hit of the year? Anyhoo, with Pirate of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest opening in just a few days, it is the latest film to be featured in our box office prediction contest. The rules are simple, the person who comes closest to predicting the opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of the original movie on a Special Edition - 3-Disc Gift Set. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2006 Preview: July

July 1st, 2006

Neither of June's potential monster hits lived up to expectations, and that's a trend that everyone hopes doesn't continue into July. There is only one real monster hit in the making this month, and it opens right away. But while the rest of the month is decidedly weaker, there are still several other movies that should earn more than $100 million. More...

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June 30th, 2006

It seems a lot of people are starting their holidays early, but not this column as it's the busiest it's been in more than a month. Including in this list are a few newly released teaser trailers and a handful of flash sites, most of which are worth checking out. But the best of the best is the Running With Scissors - Official Site. More...

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June 23rd, 2006

Just an average week with You, Me and Dupree - Official Site taking the prize for the best of the week. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 27 - June 2

June 2nd, 2006

There were a few major updates for a few major movie sites this week, and it was one such site that walked away with the Weekly Website Award - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Official Site. More...

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May 5th, 2006

It was not a great week when it comes to new websites with most of the really interesting updates coming in the form of new trailers. However, it was one of those sites, Casino Royale - Official Site, that was awarded the Weekly Website Award. I just hope when the site goes live in two weeks by Fanboy enthusiasm is rewarded. More...

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February 9th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It was the busiest week in more than a month, but there weren't many big launches or massive updates, so it is the slow-growing V For Vendetta - Official Site that earns the Weekly Website Award. More...

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December 15th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. We've hit another slow patch for movie websites, which is not unexpected since the most of the new site on this list are for films that open months from now so there's hardly any content, or open during the dead zone that is January. I would say the best of the rest would be King Kong - Official Site, but it is not strong enough to win the Weekly Website Award. More...

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April 19th, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section. It was a special edition that caught my eye this week, A League of Their Own - (Buy from Amazon) and it is my DVD pick of the week. More...

Special Feature: The Evolving Face of the All Time Box Office Stars List

January 3rd, 2004

The New Year makes for an interesting time to look at how last year's blockbusters have affected our All Time Top Box Office Stars list. As usual, there are some familiar names doing well, and some surprise new entries. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/07/07 1 $55,830,600   4,133 $13,508   $55,830,600 1
2006/07/08 1 $44,443,225 -20% 4,133 $10,753   $100,273,825 2
2006/07/09 1 $35,360,729 -20% 4,133 $8,556   $135,634,554 3
2006/07/10 1 $18,140,271 -49% 4,133 $4,389   $153,774,825 4
2006/07/11 1 $15,731,919 -13% 4,133 $3,806   $169,506,744 5
2006/07/12 1 $14,154,725 -10% 4,133 $3,425   $183,661,469 6
2006/07/13 1 $12,358,033 -13% 4,133 $2,990   $196,019,502 7
2006/07/14 1 $18,544,356 +50% 4,133 $4,487   $214,563,858 8
2006/07/15 1 $24,846,771 +34% 4,133 $6,012   $239,410,629 9
2006/07/16 1 $18,954,137 -24% 4,133 $4,586   $258,364,766 10
2006/07/17 1 $7,912,691 -58% 4,133 $1,915   $266,277,457 11
2006/07/18 1 $7,490,004 -5% 4,133 $1,812   $273,767,461 12
2006/07/19 1 $6,448,468 -14% 4,133 $1,560   $280,215,929 13
2006/07/20 1 $6,468,103 n/c 4,133 $1,565   $286,684,032 14
2006/07/21 1 $9,992,181 +54% 4,133 $2,418   $296,676,213 15
2006/07/22 1 $14,665,667 +47% 4,133 $3,548   $311,341,880 16
2006/07/23 1 $10,557,353 -28% 4,133 $2,554   $321,899,233 17
2006/07/24 1 $4,304,211 -59% 4,133 $1,041   $326,203,444 18
2006/07/25 1 $4,220,967 -2% 4,133 $1,021   $330,424,411 19
2006/07/26 1 $3,709,259 -12% 4,133 $897   $334,133,670 20
2006/07/27 1 $3,745,513 +1% 4,133 $906   $337,879,183 21
2006/07/28 3 $5,966,100 +59% 3,834 $1,556   $343,845,283 22
2006/07/29 2 $8,388,675 +41% 3,834 $2,188   $352,233,958 23
2006/07/30 2 $6,251,803 -25% 3,834 $1,631   $358,485,761 24
2006/07/31 2 $2,603,407 -58% 3,834 $679   $361,089,168 25
2006/08/01 2 $2,749,175 +6% 3,834 $717   $363,838,343 26
2006/08/02 1 $2,549,037 -7% 3,834 $665   $366,387,380 27
2006/08/03 1 $2,310,578 -9% 3,834 $603   $368,697,958 28
2006/08/04 4 $3,241,311 +40% 3,436 $943   $371,939,269 29
2006/08/05 3 $4,482,398 +38% 3,436 $1,305   $376,421,667 30
2006/08/06 3 $3,277,977 -27% 3,436 $954   $379,699,644 31
2006/08/07 3 $1,574,139 -52% 3,436 $458   $381,273,783 32
2006/08/08 3 $1,382,590 -12% 3,436 $402   $382,656,373 33
2006/08/09 4 $1,225,457 -11% 3,436 $357   $383,881,830 34
2006/08/10 4 $1,312,024 +7% 3,436 $382   $385,193,854 35
2006/08/11 6 $2,080,197 +59% 2,941 $707   $387,274,051 36
2006/08/12 5 $3,056,841 +47% 2,941 $1,039   $390,330,892 37
2006/08/13 5 $2,100,889 -31% 2,941 $714   $392,431,781 38
2006/08/14 5 $937,953 -55% 2,941 $319   $393,369,734 39
2006/08/15 5 $1,002,013 +7% 2,941 $341   $394,371,747 40
2006/08/16 5 $836,717 -16% 2,941 $285   $395,208,464 41
2006/08/17 5 $832,277 -1% 2,941 $283   $396,040,741 42
2006/08/18 9 $1,385,433 +66% 2,277 $608   $397,426,174 43
2006/08/19 8 $2,241,269 +62% 2,277 $984   $399,667,443 44
2006/08/20 8 $1,585,649 -29% 2,277 $696   $401,253,092 45
2006/08/21 8 $568,328 -64% 2,277 $250   $401,821,420 46
2006/08/22 8 $593,800 +4% 2,277 $261   $402,415,220 47
2006/08/23 8 $560,406 -6% 2,277 $246   $402,975,626 48
2006/08/24 8 $589,730 +5% 2,277 $259   $403,565,356 49
2006/08/25 11 $1,061,785 +80% 1,701 $624   $404,627,141 50
2006/08/26 11 $1,684,812 +59% 1,701 $990   $406,311,953 51
2006/08/27 11 $1,232,663 -27% 1,701 $725   $407,544,616 52
2006/08/28 11 $425,104 -66% 1,701 $250   $407,969,720 53
2006/08/29 11 $422,596 -1% 1,701 $248   $408,392,316 54
2006/08/30 11 $374,007 -11% 1,701 $220   $408,766,323 55
2006/08/31 10 $331,723 -11% 1,701 $195   $409,098,046 56
2006/09/01 - $829,330 +150% 1,786 $464   $409,927,376 57
2006/09/02 11 $1,470,430 +77% 1,786 $823   $411,397,806 58
2006/09/03 11 $1,485,538 +1% 1,786 $832   $412,883,344 59
2006/09/04 9 $1,130,613 -24% 1,786 $633   $414,013,957 60
2006/09/05 - $215,541 -81% 1,786 $121   $414,229,498 61
2006/09/06 10 $185,704 -14% 1,786 $104   $414,415,202 62
2006/09/07 10 $181,370 -2% 1,786 $102   $414,596,572 63
2006/09/08 14 $494,932 +173% 1,589 $311   $415,091,504 64
2006/09/09 14 $974,694 +97% 1,589 $613   $416,066,198 65
2006/09/10 14 $524,985 -46% 1,589 $330   $416,591,183 66

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/07/07 1 $135,634,554   4,133 $32,817   $135,634,554 3
2006/07/14 1 $62,345,264 -54% 4,133 $15,085   $258,364,766 10
2006/07/21 1 $35,215,201 -44% 4,133 $8,520   $321,899,233 17
2006/07/28 2 $20,606,578 -41% 3,834 $5,375   $358,485,761 24
2006/08/04 3 $11,001,686 -47% 3,436 $3,202   $379,699,644 31
2006/08/11 6 $7,237,927 -34% 2,941 $2,461   $392,431,781 38
2006/08/18 8 $5,212,351 -28% 2,277 $2,289   $401,253,092 45
2006/08/25 12 $3,979,260 -24% 1,701 $2,339   $407,544,616 52
2006/09/01 11 $3,785,298 -5% 1,786 $2,119   $412,883,344 59
2006/09/08 14 $1,994,611 -47% 1,589 $1,255   $416,591,183 66
2006/09/15 17 $1,282,394 -36% 1,039 $1,234   $418,423,143 73
2006/09/22 20 $868,255 -32% 706 $1,230   $419,654,338 80
2006/09/29 20 $464,719 -46% 485 $958   $420,331,126 87
2006/10/06 26 $288,531 -38% 323 $893   $420,758,665 94
2006/10/13 29 $187,342 -35% 213 $880   $421,060,364 101
2006/10/20 39 $119,883 -36% 142 $844   $421,243,455 108
2006/10/27 39 $108,375 -10% 148 $732   $421,392,843 115
2006/11/03 35 $121,641 +12% 128 $950   $421,560,001 122
2006/11/10 25 $461,858 +280% 358 $1,290   $422,065,649 129
2006/11/17 22 $317,347 -31% 329 $965   $422,543,393 136
2006/11/24 21 $312,122 -2% 293 $1,065   $423,032,628 143
2006/12/01 23 $179,152 -43% 268 $668   $423,271,331 150

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/07/07 1 $196,019,502   4,133 $47,428   $196,019,502 7
2006/07/14 1 $90,664,530 -54% 4,133 $21,937   $286,684,032 14
2006/07/21 1 $51,195,151 -44% 4,133 $12,387   $337,879,183 21
2006/07/28 2 $30,818,775 -40% 3,834 $8,038   $368,697,958 28
2006/08/04 3 $16,495,896 -46% 3,436 $4,801   $385,193,854 35
2006/08/11 6 $10,846,887 -34% 2,941 $3,688   $396,040,741 42
2006/08/18 8 $7,524,615 -31% 2,277 $3,305   $403,565,356 49
2006/08/25 12 $5,532,690 -26% 1,701 $3,253   $409,098,046 56
2006/09/01 12 $5,498,526 -1% 1,786 $3,079   $414,596,572 63
2006/09/08 14 $2,544,177 -54% 1,589 $1,601   $417,140,749 70
2006/09/15 17 $1,645,334 -35% 1,039 $1,584   $418,786,083 77
2006/09/22 20 $1,080,324 -34% 706 $1,530   $419,866,407 84
2006/09/29 19 $603,727 -44% 485 $1,245   $420,470,134 91
2006/10/06 27 $402,888 -33% 323 $1,247   $420,873,022 98
2006/10/13 29 $250,550 -38% 213 $1,176   $421,123,572 105
2006/10/20 38 $160,896 -36% 142 $1,133   $421,284,468 112
2006/10/27 40 $153,892 -4% 148 $1,040   $421,438,360 119
2006/11/03 33 $165,431 +7% 128 $1,292   $421,603,791 126
2006/11/10 23 $622,255 +276% 358 $1,738   $422,226,046 133
2006/11/17 26 $494,460 -21% 329 $1,503   $422,720,506 140
2006/11/24 24 $371,673 -25% 293 $1,269   $423,092,179 147
2006/12/01 24 $223,633 -40% 268 $834   $423,315,812 154

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/10/200619,498,304 9,498,304$174,039,324$174,039,3241
12/17/200622,321,907-76% 11,820,211$43,434,985$217,474,3092
12/24/200611,962,983-15% 13,783,194$41,988,599$259,462,9083
12/31/20062693,730-65% 14,476,924$14,844,296$274,307,2044
1/7/20074382,145-45% 14,859,069$7,851,322$282,158,5265
1/14/20078185,039-52% 15,044,108$3,809,490$285,968,0166
1/21/200712115,488-38% 15,159,596$2,347,663$288,315,6807
1/28/20071873,674-36% 15,233,270$1,501,454$289,817,1348
2/4/20072160,339-18% 15,293,609$1,239,327$291,056,4609
2/11/20072668,593+14% 15,362,202$1,408,900$292,465,36110
2/18/200728129,205+88% 15,491,407$2,653,871$295,119,23111
4/15/20072855,068 15,588,147$1,116,779$297,206,70019
5/20/20072159,365 15,700,609$1,203,667$299,577,67724
5/27/20077148,252+150% 15,848,861$3,134,003$302,711,67925
6/3/20077108,352-27% 15,957,213$2,437,931$305,149,61026
6/10/2007968,352-37% 16,025,565$1,534,482$306,684,09227
6/17/20071765,166-5% 16,090,731$1,547,647$308,231,73928
6/24/20071947,185-28% 16,137,916$1,041,920$309,273,65929
7/1/20072144,779-5% 16,182,695$983,678$310,257,33730
7/8/20072129,357-34% 16,212,052$673,655$310,930,99331
7/15/20071947,788+63% 16,259,840$1,096,735$312,027,72732
12/9/200717174,472 16,521,536$3,487,695$317,396,77353

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/7/20101020,477 20,477$277,459$277,459170
3/14/20101911,938-42% 32,415$171,073$448,532171
5/15/20111017,518 74,744$315,154$1,210,016232
5/22/2011188,653-51% 83,397$155,670$1,365,686233

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