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Pompeii (2014)

Pompeii poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $23,169,033Details
International Box Office $85,300,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $108,469,033
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,954,773 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,490,425 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $7,445,198
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
27% - Rotten
Audience
34% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$80,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 21st, 2014 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
International Releases: April 25th, 2014 (Wide) (Spain)
June 7th, 2014 (Wide) (Japan)
Video Release: May 20th, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2303, 12/24/2013)
Running Time: 102 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Ben-Hur
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Keywords: Disaster, 3-D, Romance, Arranged Marriage, Inspired by a True Story, Visual Effects, Gladiators, Slavery, Sword and Sandal, Unrequited Love
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Constantin Film International, Impact Pictures
Production Countries: Germany,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,112 $68,756 Apr 11, 2014 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,539 $71,077 Apr 4, 2014 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,830 $92,852 Mar 28, 2014 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,124 $125,797 Mar 21, 2014 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,413 $588,026 Mar 14, 2014 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,134 $1,593,629 Mar 7, 2014 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,396 $4,331,431 Feb 28, 2014 10
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 249 $10,340,823 Feb 21, 2014 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,751 $10,340,823 Feb 21, 2014 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,325 2,658 Feb 21, 2014 3

Cast

   Milo
Carrie Anne Moss    Cassia's Mother
   Cassia
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje    Bridgageous
Jessica Lucas    Ariadne
Jared Harris    Lucretius
Kiefer Sutherland    Senator Corvis
Paz Vega    Flavia
Joe Pingue    Graecus

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Janet Scott Batchler
Screenwriter    Lee Batchler
Screenwriter    Michael Robert Johnson
Producer    Jeremy Bolt
Producer    Paul W.S. Anderson
Producer    Robert Kulzer
Producer    Don Carmody
Executive Producer    Martin Moszkowicz
Executive Producer    Peter Schlessel
Executive Producer    Jon Brown
Director of Photography    Glen MacPherson
Production Designer    Paul Denham Austerberry
Editor    Michele Conroy
Executive in Charge of Production    Christine Rothe
Costume Designer    Wendy Partridge
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dennis Berardi
Digital Effects Supervisor    Mr. X
Visual Effects By    Mr. X
Composer    Clinton Shorter
Casting Director    Ronna Kress
Casting Director    Deirdre Bowen

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March 3rd, 2014

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February 27th, 2014

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February 24th, 2014

Lego poster

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February 23rd, 2014

Lego poster

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February 20th, 2014

Pompeii poster

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Contest: Bride of Frankenprize

February 14th, 2014

Pompeii poster

So the Frankenprize seemed to be quite popular, so we will try that again. Choosing the target film is a bit difficult. Pompeii cost $100 million to make, so you would think the studio would be pushing it hard, but that's not the case. The buzz is really weak. On the other hand, 3 Days to Kill is being compared to Non-Stop, which opens the weekend after. I think Pompeii will be a disaster compared to its production budget, but it should still open faster. As such, it is the 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 Pompeii. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win the first random prize pack. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win the second random prize pack. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/02/21 3 $10,340,823   2,658 $3,890   $10,340,823 3
2014/02/28 7 $4,331,431 -58% 2,658 $1,630   $17,767,115 10
2014/03/07 13 $1,593,629 -63% 1,658 $961   $21,061,657 17
2014/03/14 18 $588,026 -63% 671 $876   $22,416,035 24
2014/03/21 34 $125,797 -79% 201 $626   $22,814,030 31
2014/03/28 33 $92,852 -26% 162 $573   $22,970,543 38
2014/04/04 35 $71,077 -23% 134 $530   $23,091,127 45
2014/04/11 38 $68,756 -3% 93 $739   $23,169,033 52

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/02/21 3 $3,367,131   2,658 $1,267   $3,367,131 1
2014/02/22 4 $4,259,122 +26% 2,658 $1,602   $7,626,253 2
2014/02/23 4 $2,714,570 -36% 2,658 $1,021   $10,340,823 3
2014/02/24 3 $765,309 -72% 2,658 $288   $11,106,132 4
2014/02/25 3 $1,001,637 +31% 2,658 $377   $12,107,769 5
2014/02/26 4 $692,782 -31% 2,658 $261   $12,800,551 6
2014/02/27 4 $635,133 -8% 2,658 $239   $13,435,684 7
2014/02/28 6 $1,210,630 +91% 2,658 $455   $14,646,314 8
2014/03/01 7 $1,971,668 +63% 2,658 $742   $16,617,982 9
2014/03/02 6 $1,149,133 -42% 2,658 $432   $17,767,115 10
2014/03/03 6 $396,415 -66% 2,658 $149   $18,163,530 11
2014/03/04 4 $557,575 +41% 2,658 $210   $18,721,105 12
2014/03/05 6 $387,380 -31% 2,658 $146   $19,108,485 13
2014/03/06 6 $359,543 -7% 2,658 $135   $19,468,028 14
2014/03/07 13 $466,355 +30% 1,658 $281   $19,934,383 15
2014/03/08 13 $695,955 +49% 1,658 $420   $20,630,338 16
2014/03/09 12 $431,319 -38% 1,658 $260   $21,061,657 17
2014/03/10 12 $170,452 -60% 1,658 $103   $21,232,109 18
2014/03/11 10 $251,782 +48% 1,658 $152   $21,483,891 19
2014/03/12 12 $175,309 -30% 1,658 $106   $21,659,200 20
2014/03/13 11 $168,809 -4% 1,658 $102   $21,828,009 21
2014/03/14 17 $171,334 +1% 671 $255   $21,999,343 22
2014/03/15 18 $257,860 +51% 671 $384   $22,257,203 23
2014/03/16 17 $158,832 -38% 671 $237   $22,416,035 24
2014/03/17 17 $62,729 -61% 671 $93   $22,478,764 25
2014/03/18 16 $86,806 +38% 671 $129   $22,565,570 26
2014/03/19 16 $64,694 -25% 671 $96   $22,630,264 27
2014/03/20 16 $57,969 -10% 671 $86   $22,688,233 28
2014/03/21 - $37,454 -35% 201 $186   $22,725,687 29
2014/03/22 - $55,997 +50% 201 $279   $22,781,684 30
2014/03/23 - $32,346 -42% 201 $161   $22,814,030 31
2014/03/24 - $13,187 -59% 201 $66   $22,827,217 32
2014/03/25 - $20,257 +54% 201 $101   $22,847,474 33
2014/03/26 - $14,825 -27% 201 $74   $22,862,299 34
2014/03/27 - $15,392 +4% 201 $77   $22,877,691 35
2014/03/28 - $26,410 +72% 162 $163   $22,904,101 36
2014/03/29 - $41,534 +57% 162 $256   $22,945,635 37
2014/03/30 - $24,908 -40% 162 $154   $22,970,543 38
2014/04/04 - $19,647   134 $147   $22,990,190 43
2014/04/05 - $29,810 +52% 134 $222   $23,020,000 44
2014/04/06 - $21,620 -27% 134 $161   $23,091,127 45
2014/04/11 - $10,817   93 $116   $23,101,944 50
2014/04/12 - $16,914 +56% 93 $182   $23,118,858 51
2014/04/13 - $41,025 +143% 93 $441   $23,169,033 52

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/02/21 3 $13,435,684   2,658 $5,055   $13,435,684 7
2014/02/28 7 $6,032,344 -55% 2,658 $2,270   $19,468,028 14
2014/03/07 12 $2,359,981 -61% 1,658 $1,423   $21,828,009 21
2014/03/14 17 $860,224 -64% 671 $1,282   $22,688,233 28
2014/03/21 34 $189,458 -78% 201 $943   $22,877,691 35
2014/03/28 32 $142,359 -25% 162 $879   $23,020,050 42
2014/04/04 34 $107,958 -24% 134 $806   $23,078,501 49

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Japan 6/7/2014 $0 0 214 214 $2,744,172 12/15/2015
Spain 4/25/2014 $0 0 9 24 $3,313,973 12/17/2015
 
Rest of World $79,241,855
 
International Total$85,300,000 12/17/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/25/2014592,781 92,781$1,576,349$1,576,3491
6/1/2014948,767-47% 141,548$828,551$2,404,9012
6/8/20141716,255-67% 157,803$276,172$2,681,0733

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/25/2014388,243 88,243$1,648,378$1,648,3781
6/1/2014535,597-60% 123,840$729,376$2,377,7542
6/8/20141212,281-65% 136,121$268,347$2,646,1013

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