Race to Witch Mountain

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $67,172,594Details
International Box Office $37,931,189
Worldwide Box Office $105,103,783
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $36,783,646 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,178,112 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $40,961,758
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
43% - Rotten
Audience
44% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Theatrical Release: March 13th, 2009 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: August 4th, 2009 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of action and violence, frightening and dangerous situations, and some thematic elements
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

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DVD Rentals - Obsessed with the Race for First Place

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DVD Sales - Witch Wins Race

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DVD Releases for August 4th, 2009

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International Details - Japan Rising Sun on International Chart

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International Details - Unknown Success

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International Details - Marley Nears Century Mark

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International Details - Duplicity Doubles

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Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of March 13th, 2009

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Cast

Dwayne Johnson    Jack Bruno
AnnaSophia Robb    Sara
Alexander Ludwig    Seth
Carla Gugino    Dr Alex Friedman
Ciaran Hinds    Burke
Tom Everett Scott    Matheson
Chris Marquette    Pope
Billy Brown    Carson
Garry Marshall    Dr Donald Harlan
Kim Richards    Tina
Iake Eissinmann    Sheriff Antony
Tom Woodruff, Jr.    Siphon
Paul Darnell    Siphon stunt double
John Duff    Frank
Bob Koherr    Marty
Kevin Christy    Matt
Bob Clendenin    Lloyd
Sam Wolfson    Imperial Stormtrooper Ciardi
Bryan Fogel    Imperial Stormtrooper Gray
Robert Torti    Dominick
John Kassir    Chuck
Beth Kennedy    Stenftenagel
Jonathan Slavin    Gallagher
Harry S. Murphy    Analyst D. Pleasence
Ted Hartley    Four-star General V. Lewton
Jack Eastland    General E. Albert
Meredith Salenger    Natalie Gann
Andrew Shaifer    Casey Taylor
Suzanne Krull    Gail Ross
Steve Rosenbaum    Oren Bergman
Christine Lakin    Sunday
Corri English    Brokedown Cadillac
Randy Dunham    Brokedown Cadillac
Don Ian    Brokedown Cadillac
Jeff Legore    Brokedown Cadillac
Danny Reuland    Brokedown Cadillac
Dave Engfer    Iscovich
Omar J. Dorsey    Police Officer Hough
Joseph Leo Bwarie    Frankie Valet
Paul Nygro    Teddy Tentacles
Brandon Miller    Hendricks
Andrew T. Janey    Repola
Dennis Hayden    Ray
Shengyi Huang    Shira the UFO huntress
Hiromi Oshima    Fem-alien #1
Christina Wun    Fem-alien #2
Chris Dobler    Hansen
Garrett Marshall    Bomback
Cheech Marin    eddie

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Andy Fickman
Story Creator    Matt Lopez
Screenwriter    Matt Lopez
Screenwriter    Mark Bomback
Head of Story    Alexander Key
Producer    Andrew Gunn
Executive Producer    Mario Iscovich
Executive Producer    Ann Marie Sanderlin
Cinematographer    Greg Gardiner
Production Designer    David J. Bomba
Editor    David Rennie
Costume Designer    Genevieve Tyrrell
Character Creator    Alec Gillis
Special Character Effects    Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Composer    Trevor Rabin
Music Supervisor    Lisa Brown
Casting Director    Randi Hiller
Casting Director    Sara Finn
Unit Production Manager    Paul Moen
Assistant Director    Geoff Hansen
Assistant Director    Sunday Stevens
Stunt Coordinator    Scott Rogers
Stunt Coordinator    Kevin Scott
Jack Stunt Double    Tanoai Reed
Jack stunt double    Norm Compton
Sara stunt double    Karine Mauffrey
Sara stunt double    Allison Caetano
Seth stunt double    David St. Pierre
Seth stunt double    Justin Gant
Alex stunt double    Marilyn Giacomazzi
Burke stunt double    Paul Anthony Scott
Stunts    Sala Baker
Stunts    Mickey Giacomazzi
Stunts    Richie Burden
Stunts    Eddie Braun
Stunts    Scott Fisher
Stunts    Dane Farwell
Stunts    Cory Fleming
Stunts    Tim Gilbert
Stunts    Loren Dennis
Stunts    Austin Priester
Stunts    Kevin L. Jackson
Stunts    Stanton Barrett
Stunts    Keii Johnston
Stunts    Simon Rhee
Stunts    Monty Simons
Stunts    Gabe Nunez
Stunts    Kim Kahana Jr.
Stunts    Danny Arrias
Stunts    Sean Graham
Stunts    Gary Baxley
Stunts    Chris O'Hara
Stunts    David Barrett
Stunts    Ray Morquecho
Stunts    Jason Rodriguez
Stunts    Charlie Grisham
Stunts    Denny Pierce
Stunts    Kevin Foster
Stunts    Keith Shindoll
Stunts    Jeremy Fry
Stunts    Steve Kelso
Stunts    Matt Baker
Stunts    Sammy Valdivia
Stunts    Rob Alonzo
Stunts    Jimmy Hart
Stunts    Jon Braver
Stunts    Lane Leavitt
Associate Producer    Amy Stenftenagel
Production Supervisor    Ellen Wolff
Art Director    John R Jensen
Additional Art Direction    Rob Simons
Set Designer    Aric Cheng
Set Designer    Lori Rowbotham Grant
Set Decorator    Patrick Cassidy
Set Decorator    Kara Lindstrom
Make-up and Hair Designer    Louis Lazzara
Associate Editor    Keith Brachmann
Visual Effects Producer    David Yrisarri
Post-Production Supervisor    Jayne Armstrong
Sound Editor    Robert L. Sephton
Sound Editor    Randle Akerson
Re-recording Mixer    Terry Porter
Re-recording Mixer    Dean Zupancic
Second Unit Director    Scott Rogers
Second Unit Camera    Christopher Moseley
Second Unit Camera    Gary Capo
Additional Music    Paul Linford
Orchestrator    Paul Linford

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/03/13 1 $6,734,104   3,187 $2,113   $6,734,104 1
2009/03/14 1 $10,898,590 +62% 3,187 $3,420   $17,632,694 2
2009/03/15 1 $6,769,520 -38% 3,187 $2,124   $24,402,214 3
2009/03/16 1 $1,893,763 -72% 3,187 $594   $26,295,977 4
2009/03/17 1 $1,857,175 -2% 3,187 $583   $28,153,152 5
2009/03/18 1 $1,745,947 -6% 3,187 $548   $29,899,099 6
2009/03/19 1 $1,811,453 +4% 3,187 $568   $31,710,552 7
2009/03/20 4 $3,764,238 +108% 3,187 $1,181   $35,474,790 8
2009/03/21 4 $5,538,948 +47% 3,187 $1,738   $41,013,738 9
2009/03/22 3 $3,482,855 -37% 3,187 $1,093   $44,496,593 10
2009/03/23 4 $820,522 -76% 3,187 $257   $45,317,115 11
2009/03/24 4 $817,364 n/c 3,187 $256   $46,134,479 12
2009/03/25 4 $767,803 -6% 3,187 $241   $46,902,282 13
2009/03/26 4 $755,695 -2% 3,187 $237   $47,657,977 14
2009/03/27 7 $1,519,495 +101% 3,268 $465   $49,177,472 15
2009/03/28 6 $2,555,247 +68% 3,268 $782   $51,732,719 16
2009/03/29 6 $1,727,033 -32% 3,268 $528   $53,459,752 17
2009/03/30 6 $376,352 -78% 3,268 $115   $53,836,104 18
2009/03/31 6 $417,845 +11% 3,268 $128   $54,253,949 19
2009/04/01 6 $388,199 -7% 3,268 $119   $54,642,148 20
2009/04/02 6 $394,361 +2% 3,268 $121   $55,036,509 21
2009/04/03 8 $950,111 +141% 2,825 $336   $55,986,620 22
2009/04/04 8 $1,402,452 +48% 2,825 $496   $57,389,072 23
2009/04/05 8 $860,039 -39% 2,825 $304   $58,249,111 24
2009/04/06 7 $395,153 -54% 2,825 $140   $58,644,264 25
2009/04/07 7 $487,235 +23% 2,825 $172   $59,131,499 26
2009/04/08 7 $434,431 -11% 2,825 $154   $59,565,930 27
2009/04/09 7 $489,533 +13% 2,825 $173   $60,055,463 28
2009/04/10 11 $780,488 +59% 2,172 $359   $60,835,951 29
2009/04/11 12 $699,514 -10% 2,172 $322   $61,535,465 30
2009/04/12 11 $428,668 -39% 2,172 $197   $61,964,133 31
2009/04/13 10 $330,901 -23% 2,172 $152   $62,295,034 32
2009/04/14 11 $273,407 -17% 2,172 $126   $62,568,441 33
2009/04/15 11 $234,715 -14% 2,172 $108   $62,803,156 34
2009/04/16 11 $201,721 -14% 2,172 $93   $63,004,877 35
2009/05/25 16 $90,117   310 $291   $65,402,038 74

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/03/13 1 $24,402,214   3,187 $7,657   $24,402,214 3
2009/03/20 4 $12,786,041 -48% 3,187 $4,012   $44,496,593 10
2009/03/27 6 $5,801,775 -55% 3,268 $1,775   $53,459,752 17
2009/04/03 8 $3,212,602 -45% 2,825 $1,137   $58,249,111 24
2009/04/10 11 $1,908,670 -41% 2,172 $879   $61,964,133 31
2009/04/17 15 $744,406 -61% 1,116 $667   $63,749,283 38
2009/04/24 18 $405,716 -45% 591 $686   $64,373,915 45
2009/05/01 29 $149,859 -63% 250 $599   $64,632,525 52
2009/05/08 27 $126,637 -15% 192 $660   $64,794,337 59
2009/05/15 24 $149,586 +18% 197 $759   $64,977,532 66
2009/05/22 18 $286,982 +92% 310 $926   $65,311,921 73
2009/05/29 15 $327,956 +14% 283 $1,159   $65,814,397 80
2009/06/05 17 $259,716 -21% 250 $1,039   $66,200,577 87
2009/06/12 21 $190,943 -26% 228 $837   $66,533,945 94
2009/06/19 27 $162,183 -15% 202 $803   $66,818,869 101
2009/06/26 35 $81,251 -50% 154 $528   $67,013,621 108
2009/07/03 39 $52,875 -35% 96 $551   $67,128,202 115

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/9/20091762,618 762,618$13,348,713$13,348,7131
8/16/20093275,352-64% 1,037,970$4,884,910$18,233,6232
8/23/20099101,577-63% 1,139,547$1,870,327$20,103,9503
8/30/20091769,547-32% 1,209,094$1,309,396$21,413,3464
9/6/20091866,208-5% 1,275,302$1,279,715$22,693,0605
9/13/20091747,080-29% 1,322,382$979,123$23,672,1836
9/20/20092442,656-9% 1,365,038$859,907$24,532,0907
9/27/20092152,064+22% 1,417,102$1,043,279$25,575,3698
10/4/20092454,326+4% 1,471,428$1,101,552$26,676,9219
10/11/20091864,503+19% 1,535,931$1,261,376$27,938,29710
10/18/20092150,239-22% 1,586,170$821,172$28,759,46811
11/29/200929173,843 1,785,489$3,767,178$33,017,98417

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/9/2009281,656 81,656$2,106,728$2,106,7281
8/16/2009525,837-68% 107,494$645,679$2,752,4072
8/23/2009119,831-62% 117,325$245,678$2,998,0853
8/30/2009195,645-43% 122,970$141,080$3,139,1654
9/13/2009175,613 130,577$146,713$3,338,0236

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