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Rise of the Guardians (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $103,412,758Details
International Box Office $203,488,144Details
Worldwide Box Office $306,900,902
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $41,059,999 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $24,271,043 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $65,331,042
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

What if there were more to the histories of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the Sandman than anyone ever believed? What if the benevolent givers of gifts, eggs, money and dreams were much more than they seemed? In DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians," they are! Immortal, strong and swift, these childhood legends have been tasked with protecting the innocence and imagination of kids of all ages to the fullest extent of their powers. When a menace arrives with a plan to erase the Guardians from existence by robbing children of their hopes and dreams, these beloved crusaders need the help of Jack Frost, a reluctant new recruit who’d rather enjoy a snow day than save the world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
73% - Certified Fresh
Audience
80% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$145,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 21st, 2012 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
November 21st, 2012 (IMAX) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: November 20th, 2012 (Wide) (Ukraine)
November 22nd, 2012 (Wide) (Argentina)
November 22nd, 2012 (Wide) (Denmark)
November 22nd, 2012 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
November 22nd, 2012 (Wide) (Malaysia)
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Video Release: March 12th, 2013 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some mildly scary action.
(Rating bulletin 2241, 9/19/2012)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: Christmas, Christmas in November, Easter, Fairies, Good vs. Evil, 3-D, 3-D - Shot in 3-D, Voiceover/Narration, Prologue, Intertitle, Talking Animals, Animal Lead
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Animation, Christina Steinberg
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 546 $43,377 Apr 5, 2013 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 562 $65,443 Mar 29, 2013 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 531 $102,496 Mar 22, 2013 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 450 $174,629 Mar 15, 2013 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 443 $226,406 Mar 8, 2013 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 436 $289,557 Mar 1, 2013 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 410 $370,176 Feb 22, 2013 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 413 $421,919 Feb 15, 2013 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 790 $254,284 Feb 8, 2013 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 916 $268,655 Feb 1, 2013 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 888 $371,328 Jan 25, 2013 68
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 549 $100,087,437 Jan 25, 2013 67
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 879 $560,742 Jan 18, 2013 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 774 $1,065,307 Jan 11, 2013 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 466 $2,675,583 Jan 4, 2013 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 273 $4,892,291 Dec 28, 2012 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 387 $5,732,817 Dec 21, 2012 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 517 $7,143,445 Dec 14, 2012 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 522 $10,400,618 Dec 7, 2012 19
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 333 $10,400,618 Dec 7, 2012 19
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 681 $50,179,004 Nov 30, 2012 14
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 669 $13,388,852 Nov 30, 2012 12
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 510 $6,258,906 Dec 1, 2012 11
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,262 $5,395,928 Nov 25, 2012 5
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 134 $23,773,465 Nov 23, 2012 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 644 $23,773,465 Nov 23, 2012 5
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,000 $23,773,465 Nov 23, 2012 5
Widest Opening Weekend 209 3,653 Nov 23, 2012 5
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 998 $9,158,000 Nov 24, 2012 4
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 739 $9,219,537 Nov 23, 2012 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 319 $9,219,537 Nov 23, 2012 3
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 1,763 38.8% Nov 23, 2012 3

Cast

   North
   Pitch
   E. Aster Bunnymund aka Easter Bunny
   Jack Frost
   Tooth Fairy
   Jamie Bennett

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Christina Steinberg
Producer    Nancy Bernstein
Executive Producer    William Joyce
Screenwriter    David Lindsay-Abaire
Executive Producer    Guillermo Del Toro
Executive Producer    Michael Siegel
Production Designer    Patrick Hanenberger
Art Director    Max Boas
Visual Consultant    Roger Deakins
Composer    Alexandre Desplat
Song Writer    Alexandre Desplat
Head of Story    Hamish Grieve
Head of Layout    Damon O'Beirne
Head of Character Animation    Gabe Hordos
Head of Effects    Yancy Lindquist
Sound Designer    Richard King
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard King
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Jim Bolt
Visual Effects Supervisor    David Prescott
Stereography    Williem Drees
Associate Producer    Tom Jacomb
Casting    Cameron Stevning
Casting    Leslee Feldman
Casting    Christi Soper

Contest: Out of the Fire: Winning Announcement

December 12th, 2013

The winners of our Out of the Fire contest were determined and they are... More...

Contest: Spin the Wheel

December 6th, 2013

Next week there are two wide releases, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas. The Desolation of Smaug is clearly going to be the winner and it is the only real 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 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

On the other hand, there's no clear prize for this week's winner. We have something a little different this time around. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a random Blu-ray from the following list...

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There are 21 possibly Blu-rays on that list, and the winner won't know which one they won till it arrives. I think this is kind of fun. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Contest: Out of the Fire

November 29th, 2013

Next weekend is the weekend after Thanksgiving day, and like it is nearly every year, it's a really weak week for new releases. In fact, there's only one film that might open wide, Out of the Furnace, and I'm not 100% sure it will. Additionally, it is opening on the Wednesday, while we only look at the Friday through Sunday numbers. Regardless, we need a target film for our box office prediction contest and this is the only choice. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Out of the Furnace. 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 Rise of the Guardians Holiday Edition with Marching Elf on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness - Good Croc, Bad Croc on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD Sales: March 31st, 2013: Lincoln Leads and Holdovers Soar

May 19th, 2013

The week of March 31st, 2013 was a strange week on the home market, as it contained Easter weekend. Easter sales helped a lot of older releases rise on the DVD sales chart. Even so, a new release, Lincoln, led the way with 818,000 units / $15.62 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: March 24th, 2013: Hobbit Reaches its Expected Destination

May 9th, 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was one of three new releases to finish in the top three spots on the March 24th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. It sold 1.36 million units and generated $31.34 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 56%. It wasn't that long ago that reaching the 50% mark would have been record-breaking, but here it was expected. More...

DVD Sales: March 24th, 2013: Hobbit Travels to the Top

May 9th, 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey dominated the new releases and easily won first place on the March 24th edition of the DVD sales chart. The film sold 1.07 million units and generated $13.05 million in opening week sales, putting it in the top ten of the year after just one week of release. More...

Home Market Numbers: March 17th, 2013: Guardians Can't Protect Winning Streak

April 29th, 2013

While there were lots of new releases boosting the Blu-ray sales chart, including top ranked Rise of the Guardians, it wasn't enough to keep the Blu-ray ahead in the week-over-week comparison. Granted, it only declined 12% in terms of units and 21% in terms of revenue, which isn't too bad. Year-over-year, Blu-ray sales skyrocketed up 102% in terms of units and 79% in terms of revenue, which is fantastic. The overall Blu-ray share was again very strong at 36% in terms of units and 44% in terms of revenue. More...

Blu-ray Sales: March 17th, 2013: Lively Starts for Guardians and Pi

April 29th, 2013

New releases did better on Blu-ray than they did on DVD with eight films charting on the March 17th, 2013 edition of the Blu-ray sales chart. They were led by Rise of the Guardians, which sold 584,000 units / $11.77 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 42%, which is strong, for a kids movie. More...

DVD Sales: March 17th, 2013: Guardians Golden, Pi Rather Lifeless

April 29th, 2013

There were not a lot of new releases on the March 17th, 2013 edition of the DVD sales chart, but one of them took top spot. Rise of the Guardians sold 804,000 units and generated $12.45 million in sales. This is a solid opening for this type of release. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for March 12th, 2013

March 13th, 2013

There are not many first run releases coming out on the home market this week, but two of them, Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians, rose to Pick of the Week status. For that honor, we have to turn to an older release, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary by coming out on Blu-ray for the first time. Yes, it is shovelware, but it is still the best movie on this week's list. If you don't have the DVD already and really don't like Pan & Scan, you might want to wait till Disney fixes the mix-up with the DVD portion of the Combo Pack. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Rise of the Guardians

March 12th, 2013

Rise of the Guardians is a family friendly film that came out right around Thanksgiving. That's a recipe for box office success. It didn't bomb, but it also didn't live up to expectations, while it will need a little help from the home market to break even. Did it struggle for a reason? Or will the Blu-ray sales push it over the top into profitability? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Become the Hunted

January 28th, 2013

January ended, and we should all be glad it did. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters did beat modest expectations, but most of the rest failed that test with Movie 43 crashing worse than even my low expectations. The overall box office fell 20% from last weekend to $112 million. This was 11% less than the same weekend last year; fortunately, this was the first miss of 2013 and the year still has a lead of 10% over 2012 at $797 million to $721 million. More...

International Box Office: Pi Living the High Life

January 10th, 2013

Life of Pi rose to first place with $59.30 million on 10,027 screens in 64 markets for a total of $302.04 million internationally and $393.08 million worldwide. The film reportedly dominated the Russian box office with $14.2 million on 1,600 screens. It had to settle for second place in Australia with $5.18 million on 545 screens over the weekend for a total of $8.36 million. It managed third place in South Korea with $3.06 million on 392 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.35 million. This film has yet to open in Japan and a few smaller markets, so it isn't done yet and it should have no trouble getting to $500 million worldwide. More...

2013 Awards Season: PGA Produces a Few Surprises

January 6th, 2013

Producers Guild of America announced their nominations this week, including the three theatrical categories. There were a number of films on the list that have been mentioned time and time again this awards season, like Zero Dark Thirty, but there were also a few surprises. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit is Smaller in Stature This Week

December 27th, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey remained on top of the international chart with an estimated $96 million on 18,417 screens in 59 markets for a total of $288.5 million. This includes a first place, $17.8 million opening on 2,115 screens in Russia. It also had an amazing hold in Germany down just 6% to $14.2 million on 1,408 screens over the weekend for a total of $36.7 million after two. The film's best market remained the U.K. where it has made $38.4 million, including $9.8 million on 1,546 screens this past weekend, but that is a pretty steep drop-off. More...

Christmas Weekend Wrap-Up

December 27th, 2012

This year, Christmas fell on a really awkward day and compounded with the smart decision for some studios to close the entire week, dealing with the weekend box office numbers is a little trickier this year. We are still stuck with a mixture of final numbers and studio estimates, but since we won't get absolute final numbers till likely January 2nd, we should at least talk about the numbers we have. We won't be able to compare the full weekend to last week or last year, because we don't have the full weekend numbers. But since most of the films failed to match expectations, things look grim. More...

International Box Office: Hobbit Travels Around the World

December 20th, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey entered the international chart in first place with $138.0 million on 18,165 screens in 56 markets. Leading the way was the U.K. with $18.80 million on 598 screens, while it also cracked $10 million in Germany with $15.13 million on 877 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $17.19 million. It also came very close in France with $9.77 million on 958 screens. The film had similar strong openings in Spain with $7.98 million on 1,052 screens and in South Korea with $7.29 million on 1,028 screes over the weekend, although it had a total opening of $8.50 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hobbit Stands Tall

December 17th, 2012

In a result that surprised absolutely no one, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earned first place on top of the chart this weekend. It earned more than the entire box office earned last weekend leading to a 70% increase week-over-week to $136 million. Compared to last year, the box office was 15% higher, as The Hobbit made more than last year's three wide releases opened with combined. Year-to-date, 2012 has earned $10.19 billion, which is 6.1% higher than last year's pace. Additionally, the year is about $100 million away from topping 2011's final tally. It should have no trouble surpassing that total some time over the weekend. On the other hand, it is still far behind the record set by 2009. More...

Weekend Predictions: The Hobbit Looks to Tower Over Competition

December 13th, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens this weekend and it will clearly be the biggest hit of the month and likely the biggest hit of the winter. There is roughly a 100% chance that The Hobbit will earn first place and nearly all analysts think it will earn more than the entire box office earned last week. It might even earn more than the entire box office made last year. Last year, the box office was led by Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which made just under $40 million, while second place went to Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked with just over $23 million. If The Hobbit doesn't make more than those two films made combined, then the box office is in serious trouble. More...

Awards Season: Lincoln Shows a United Front at the Golden Globes

December 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five. More...

International Box Office: Rise Rose to the Top

December 13th, 2012

Rise Of The Guardians reached first place on the international chart with $26.71 million on 9,620 screens in 58 markets for a total of $91.33 million. The film had no major market openings, but it did rise to first place in the U.K. with $2.57 million on 495 screens over the weekend for a total of $6.51 million after two. It also remained in first place in France with $2.86 million on 649 screens, giving it a two-week total of $7.79 million. The film does have a few more markets left to open in, including Australia this coming weekend, so it should earn enough to break even sooner rather than later. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Falls as Moviegoers Wait for The Hobbit

December 10th, 2012

Skyfall returned to the top of the box office chart, which is fitting, because it was the last film released that truly beat expectations at the box office. The only wide release this week, Playing For Keeps, barely remained above the Mendoza Line and failed to reach the top five. The overall box office fell 30% to just $80 million. Ugh. There are a couple of pieces of good news we should focus on. Firstly, $80 million is still 7% higher than this weekend last year. Secondly, it was enough to push 2012 over the $10 billion market. At the moment, the total box office for 2012 is $10.02 billion, which is 6% higher than 2011 had managed at the same point in the year. By this time next week, 2012 might be ahead of 2011's final figure of $10.28 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Holdovers Keep Control of the Box Office?

December 7th, 2012

For the third weekend in a row, holdovers are expected to dominated the box office. In fact, there are many analysts that think Playing For Keeps won't even reach the top five. That doesn't mean there won't be a race for top spot, as Skyfall, Lincoln, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 were within $100,000 of each other on Wednesday. Will Lincoln finally gets its place at the top? Or will Skyfall return to the clouds? Meanwhile, how will the overall box office compare to last year, which was led by the one-two punch of New Year's Eve and The Sitter. That was a pretty weak effort from 2011, so 2012 does have an opening for a victory, despite the lack of significant new releases. More...

International Box Office: Twilight Tops $700 Million, Nears Franchise Record

December 6th, 2012

We are still stuck with studio estimates for the international numbers, but we can confidently say The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 is in top spot. The film pulled in $48.8 million on 11,800 screens in 73 markets for totals of $447.8 million internationally and $702.40 million worldwide. It has likely already become the biggest hit in the franchise. The film had no major market openings, but it has yet to debut in Japan, but it will likely get past $800 million before then, which will be its last major milestone. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Dawn Still Breaking Bank

December 3rd, 2012

It was a close race for top spot as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 just held off Skyfall by less than $1 million. Unfortunately, the best new release, Killing Them Softly, failed to match low expectations, while The Collection barely managed a spot in the top ten. The overall box office fell 45% to $114 million. However, as sharp as that decline was, it was still 41% higher than the same weekend last year and December begins with 2012 ahead of 2011 by 5.9% at $9.91 billion to $9.36 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Holdovers are Killing New Releases

November 30th, 2012

Like last weekend, holdovers will again dominate the new releases this weekend. However, one could argue the headline is inaccurate, as Killing Them Softly is really the only new film opening truly wide, so it should be "release", singular. The Collection is opening in more theaters than originally anticipated, perhaps enough to grab a spot in the top ten, but it is not opening truly wide. That said, there are some who think The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 will relinquish top spot at the box office with some thinking Skyfall will regain the title, while others think Lincoln will climb to first place. This weekend last year was a total disaster with the best new release playing in just 10 theaters. This year we should be a little stronger at the top and with a lot more depth. More...

International Box Office: More Milestones for Twilight

November 29th, 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 held firm in first place with $104.21 million on 12,818 screens in 73 markets for a two-week total of $365.46 million intentionally and $592.83 million worldwide. By this time next week, it should be the biggest hit in the franchise. This past weekend, the film opened in Germany earning first place with $12.82 million on 765 screens for a total opening of $16.67 million. Its best holdover was in the U.K. where it made $8.56 million on 559 screens over the weekend for a total of $43.22 million. This is a strong result, but it was down 66%, which is troubling. It was better in Russia down 62% to $8.30 million on 1,380 screens for a total of $36.28 million after two. A 62% decline is actually average for the market, more or less. The film has very few markets left to open in, but it is already profitable, so the studio should be very happy. More...

Contest: Bedeviled and Befuddled: Winning Announcement

November 28th, 2012

The winners of our Bedeviled and Befuddled contest were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Moviegoers Fill Up on Leftovers

November 26th, 2012

The Thanksgiving long weekend was stronger than anticipated with nearly every film topping predictions, some by pretty big margins. In fact, some earned more over three days than they were expected to earn over five days. Despite this, the box office was actually down 17% from last weekend to $208 million over the three-day portion of the weekend. This was 26% higher than the three-day portion of last year's Thanksgiving long weekend. Over five days, the box office pulled in $291 million, which is the most ever for a Thanksgiving weekend and 25% higher than last year. Year-to-date, 2012 has pulled in $9.75 billion, which is 5.5% higher than last year's running tally of $9.24 billion. If 2012 can simply match 2011 the rest of the way, then we will set a new all-time yearly box office total with about $10.7 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Twilight and Bond Lead Record-Setting Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2012

As expected, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 and Skyfall are dominating the Thanksgiving charts, and, with some help from three new releases and two strong holdovers, will produce the most lucrative Thanksgiving holiday in history. All told, we should see something a little over $200 million in revenue for the three-day portion of the weekend, placing it in the top 20 weekends of all time. Breaking Dawn, Part 2 is tracking about in line with Part 1 at this point in its run. In contrast, Skyfall is well ahead of James Bond's previous outing, and has become the first Bond movie to top $200 million domestically (before adjusting for inflation). More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases Fight for Table Scraps

November 21st, 2012

It's the beginning of Thanksgiving long weekend tonight, which means it is a busy day for new releases. There are three new releases opening wide, plus another film that is expanding wide enough that is has a shot at the top ten. Unfortunately for the new films, there's little hope any of them will top The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 over the weekend. In fact, there's a chance none of them will top Skyfall for second place. Rise of the Guardians is the only one with a real shot at second place, while Life of Pi and Red Dawn will be in a tough battle for fifth place. Finally, Silver Linings Playbook is expanding to more than 400 theaters and could grab tenth place. The box office last year looks very similar to the box office potential this year. With a little luck, there will be mostly pleasant surprises rather than serious disappointments and 2012 will have another solid win. More...

Contest: Bedeviled and Befuddled

November 16th, 2012

Next week is Thanksgiving long weekend, which makes things a little more confusing than usual on our weekly Box Office Prediction Contest. There are three wide releases coming out, but they all debut on Wednesday rather than Friday. (Although we still are only concerned with the Friday through Sunday numbers.) Of the three films, Life of Pi is earning the best reviews of the weekend, but it's only hope to be a $100 million hit is if it earns enough Awards Season buzz to still be in semi-wide release in January. It certainly won't have a monster opening. The oft-delayed Red Dawn finally comes out, but the buzz is just as weak as its early reviews. This leaves Rise of The Guardians as the only real choice for the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Rise of The Guardians. 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 Bedeviled on Blu-ray. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Fire with Fire on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2012 Preview: November

November 1st, 2012

October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office. 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
2012/11/23 4 $23,773,465   3,653 $6,508   $32,341,090 5
2012/11/30 3 $13,388,852 -44% 3,672 $3,646   $48,836,105 12
2012/12/07 2 $10,400,618 -22% 3,639 $2,858   $61,774,192 19
2012/12/14 2 $7,143,445 -31% 3,387 $2,109   $71,085,268 26
2012/12/21 4 $5,732,817 -20% 3,031 $1,891   $79,527,047 33
2012/12/28 10 $4,892,291 -15% 2,055 $2,381   $90,139,421 40
2013/01/04 17 $2,675,583 -45% 1,507 $1,775   $97,227,667 47
2013/01/11 21 $1,065,307 -60% 905 $1,177   $98,750,400 54
2013/01/18 23 $560,742 -47% 474 $1,183   $99,497,105 61
2013/01/25 27 $371,328 -34% 305 $1,217   $100,212,857 68
2013/02/01 30 $268,655 -28% 307 $875   $100,560,409 75
2013/02/08 29 $254,284 -5% 275 $925   $100,865,908 82
2013/02/15 24 $421,919 +66% 338 $1,248   $101,381,494 89
2013/02/22 25 $370,176 -12% 305 $1,214   $102,017,123 96
2013/03/01 26 $289,557 -22% 295 $982   $102,386,107 103
2013/03/08 26 $226,406 -22% 275 $823   $102,681,330 110
2013/03/15 32 $174,629 -23% 213 $820   $103,005,665 117
2013/03/22 37 $102,496 -41% 162 $633   $103,174,220 124
2013/03/29 44 $65,443 -36% 134 $488   $103,295,837 131
2013/04/05 52 $43,377 -34% 89 $487   $103,400,692 138

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/21 3 $4,837,243   3,653 $1,324   $4,837,243 1
2012/11/22 5 $3,730,382 -23% 3,653 $1,021   $8,567,625 2
2012/11/23 4 $9,219,537 +147% 3,653 $2,524   $17,787,162 3
2012/11/24 4 $9,158,000 -1% 3,653 $2,507   $26,945,162 4
2012/11/25 4 $5,395,928 -41% 3,653 $1,477   $32,341,090 5
2012/11/26 5 $840,220 -84% 3,653 $230   $33,181,310 6
2012/11/27 6 $900,040 +7% 3,653 $246   $34,081,350 7
2012/11/28 6 $658,847 -27% 3,653 $180   $34,740,197 8
2012/11/29 5 $707,056 +7% 3,653 $194   $35,447,253 9
2012/11/30 5 $2,970,844 +320% 3,672 $809   $38,418,097 10
2012/12/01 3 $6,258,906 +111% 3,672 $1,704   $44,677,003 11
2012/12/02 2 $4,159,102 -34% 3,672 $1,133   $48,836,105 12
2012/12/03 5 $565,496 -86% 3,672 $154   $49,401,601 13
2012/12/04 5 $777,403 +37% 3,672 $212   $50,179,004 14
2012/12/05 5 $583,147 -25% 3,672 $159   $50,762,151 15
2012/12/06 5 $611,423 +5% 3,672 $167   $51,373,574 16
2012/12/07 4 $2,297,742 +276% 3,639 $631   $53,671,316 17
2012/12/08 2 $4,905,613 +113% 3,639 $1,348   $58,576,929 18
2012/12/09 1 $3,197,263 -35% 3,639 $879   $61,774,192 19
2012/12/10 5 $481,744 -85% 3,639 $132   $62,255,936 20
2012/12/11 5 $631,410 +31% 3,639 $174   $62,887,346 21
2012/12/12 5 $515,575 -18% 3,639 $142   $63,402,921 22
2012/12/13 5 $538,902 +5% 3,639 $148   $63,941,823 23
2012/12/14 4 $1,523,941 +183% 3,387 $450   $65,465,764 24
2012/12/15 2 $3,406,316 +124% 3,387 $1,006   $68,872,080 25
2012/12/16 2 $2,213,188 -35% 3,387 $653   $71,085,268 26
2012/12/17 6 $493,963 -78% 3,387 $146   $71,579,231 27
2012/12/18 5 $737,179 +49% 3,387 $218   $72,316,410 28
2012/12/19 7 $619,375 -16% 3,387 $183   $72,935,785 29
2012/12/20 4 $858,445 +39% 3,387 $253   $73,794,230 30
2012/12/21 4 $1,566,419 +82% 3,031 $517   $75,360,649 31
2012/12/22 5 $2,232,623 +43% 3,031 $737   $77,593,272 32
2012/12/23 4 $1,933,775 -13% 3,031 $638   $79,527,047 33
2012/12/24 4 $1,511,552 -22% 3,031 $499   $81,038,599 34
2012/12/25 12 $1,185,412 -22% 2,055 $577   $82,224,011 35
2012/12/26 10 $1,431,940 +21% 2,055 $697   $83,655,951 36
2012/12/27 10 $1,591,179 +11% 2,055 $774   $85,247,130 37
2012/12/28 10 $1,793,731 +13% 2,055 $873   $87,040,861 38
2012/12/29 10 $1,714,358 -4% 2,055 $834   $88,755,219 39
2012/12/30 10 $1,384,202 -19% 2,055 $674   $90,139,421 40
2012/12/31 11 $1,198,238 -13% 2,055 $583   $91,337,659 41
2013/01/01 10 $1,553,968 +30% 2,055 $756   $92,891,627 42
2013/01/02 10 $879,143 -43% 2,055 $428   $93,770,770 43
2013/01/03 10 $781,314 -11% 2,055 $380   $94,552,084 44
2013/01/04 15 $829,212 +6% 1,507 $550   $95,381,296 45
2013/01/05 16 $1,067,300 +29% 1,507 $708   $96,448,596 46
2013/01/06 15 $779,071 -27% 1,507 $517   $97,227,667 47
2013/01/07 17 $179,918 -77% 1,507 $119   $97,407,585 48
2013/01/08 18 $110,385 -39% 1,507 $73   $97,517,970 49
2013/01/09 20 $83,811 -24% 1,507 $56   $97,601,781 50
2013/01/10 22 $83,312 -1% 1,507 $55   $97,685,093 51
2013/01/11 - $161,600 +94% 905 $179   $97,846,693 52
2013/01/12 - $513,096 +218% 905 $567   $98,359,789 53
2013/01/13 - $390,611 -24% 905 $432   $98,750,400 54
2013/01/14 22 $48,265 -88% 905 $53   $98,798,665 55
2013/01/15 23 $47,931 -1% 905 $53   $98,846,596 56
2013/01/16 22 $43,066 -10% 905 $48   $98,889,662 57
2013/01/17 22 $46,701 +8% 905 $52   $98,936,363 58
2013/01/18 24 $103,595 +122% 474 $219   $99,039,958 59
2013/01/19 23 $259,608 +151% 474 $548   $99,299,566 60
2013/01/20 22 $197,539 -24% 474 $417   $99,497,105 61
2013/01/21 19 $265,041 +34% 474 $559   $99,762,146 62
2013/01/22 - $35,660 -87% 474 $75   $99,797,806 63
2013/01/23 - $21,573 -40% 474 $46   $99,819,379 64
2013/01/24 - $22,150 +3% 474 $47   $99,841,529 65
2013/01/25 - $64,225 +190% 305 $211   $99,905,754 66
2013/01/26 - $181,683 +183% 305 $596   $100,087,437 67
2013/01/27 - $125,420 -31% 305 $411   $100,212,857 68
2013/01/28 - $26,932 -79% 305 $88   $100,239,789 69
2013/01/29 - $21,158 -21% 305 $69   $100,260,947 70
2013/01/30 - $14,928 -29% 305 $49   $100,275,875 71
2013/01/31 - $15,879 +6% 305 $52   $100,291,754 72
2013/02/01 - $54,385 +242% 307 $177   $100,346,139 73
2013/02/02 - $140,704 +159% 307 $458   $100,486,843 74
2013/02/03 - $73,566 -48% 307 $240   $100,560,409 75
2013/02/04 - $12,448 -83% 307 $41   $100,572,857 76
2013/02/05 - $13,817 +11% 307 $45   $100,586,674 77
2013/02/06 - $11,601 -16% 307 $38   $100,598,275 78
2013/02/07 - $13,349 +15% 307 $43   $100,611,624 79
2013/02/08 - $46,127 +246% 275 $168   $100,657,751 80
2013/02/09 - $120,340 +161% 275 $438   $100,778,091 81
2013/02/10 - $87,817 -27% 275 $319   $100,865,908 82
2013/02/11 - $27,883 -68% 275 $101   $100,893,791 83
2013/02/12 - $12,134 -56% 275 $44   $100,905,925 84
2013/02/13 - $10,582 -13% 275 $38   $100,916,507 85
2013/02/14 - $43,068 +307% 338 $127   $100,959,575 86
2013/02/15 - $89,872 +109% 338 $266   $101,049,447 87
2013/02/16 - $178,408 +99% 338 $528   $101,227,855 88
2013/02/17 - $153,639 -14% 338 $455   $101,381,494 89
2013/02/18 - $158,960 +3% 338 $470   $101,540,454 90
2013/02/19 - $39,381 -75% 338 $117   $101,579,835 91
2013/02/20 - $32,726 -17% 338 $97   $101,612,561 92
2013/02/21 - $34,386 +5% 338 $102   $101,646,947 93
2013/02/22 - $84,616 +146% 305 $277   $101,731,563 94
2013/02/23 - $173,647 +105% 305 $569   $101,905,210 95
2013/02/24 - $111,913 -36% 305 $367   $102,017,123 96
2013/02/25 - $18,631 -83% 305 $61   $102,035,754 97
2013/02/26 - $20,482 +10% 305 $67   $102,056,236 98
2013/02/27 - $19,309 -6% 305 $63   $102,075,545 99
2013/02/28 - $21,005 +9% 305 $69   $102,096,550 100
2013/03/01 - $59,204 +182% 295 $201   $102,155,754 101
2013/03/02 - $138,985 +135% 295 $471   $102,294,739 102
2013/03/03 - $91,368 -34% 295 $310   $102,386,107 103
2013/03/04 - $15,981 -83% 295 $54   $102,402,088 104
2013/03/05 - $18,248 +14% 295 $62   $102,420,336 105
2013/03/06 - $16,894 -7% 295 $57   $102,437,230 106
2013/03/07 - $17,694 +5% 295 $60   $102,454,924 107
2013/03/08 - $45,244 +156% 275 $165   $102,500,168 108
2013/03/09 - $110,118 +143% 275 $400   $102,610,286 109
2013/03/10 - $71,044 -35% 275 $258   $102,681,330 110
2013/03/11 - $33,716 -53% 275 $123   $102,715,046 111
2013/03/12 - $40,123 +19% 275 $146   $102,755,169 112
2013/03/13 - $37,475 -7% 275 $136   $102,792,644 113
2013/03/14 - $38,392 +2% 275 $140   $102,831,036 114
2013/03/15 - $50,656 +32% 213 $238   $102,881,692 115
2013/03/16 - $72,387 +43% 213 $340   $102,954,079 116
2013/03/17 - $51,586 -29% 213 $242   $103,005,665 117
2013/03/18 - $14,933 -71% 213 $70   $103,020,598 118
2013/03/19 - $18,240 +22% 213 $86   $103,038,838 119
2013/03/20 - $16,257 -11% 213 $76   $103,055,095 120
2013/03/21 - $16,629 +2% 213 $78   $103,071,724 121
2013/03/22 - $24,254 +46% 162 $150   $103,095,978 122
2013/03/23 - $45,971 +90% 162 $284   $103,141,949 123
2013/03/24 - $32,271 -30% 162 $199   $103,174,220 124
2013/03/25 - $11,764 -64% 162 $73   $103,185,984 125
2013/03/26 - $15,962 +36% 162 $99   $103,201,946 126
2013/03/27 - $13,629 -15% 162 $84   $103,215,575 127
2013/03/28 - $14,819 +9% 162 $91   $103,230,394 128
2013/03/29 - $26,302 +77% 134 $196   $103,256,696 129
2013/03/30 - $24,180 -8% 134 $180   $103,280,876 130
2013/03/31 - $14,961 -38% 134 $112   $103,295,837 131
2013/04/01 - $16,049 +7% 134 $120   $103,311,886 132
2013/04/02 - $16,148 +1% 134 $121   $103,328,034 133
2013/04/03 - $15,035 -7% 134 $112   $103,343,069 134
2013/04/04 - $14,246 -5% 134 $106   $103,357,315 135
2013/04/05 - $11,865 -17% 89 $133   $103,369,180 136
2013/04/06 - $16,906 +42% 89 $190   $103,386,086 137
2013/04/07 - $14,606 -14% 89 $164   $103,400,692 138
2013/04/08 - $2,920 -80% 89 $33   $103,403,612 139
2013/04/09 - $3,308 +13% 89 $37   $103,406,920 140
2013/04/10 - $2,815 -15% 89 $32   $103,409,735 141
2013/04/11 - $3,023 +7% 89 $34   $103,412,758 142

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/16 6 $8,600,000   3,653 $2,354   $8,600,000 2
2012/11/23 5 $26,847,253 +212% 3,653 $7,349   $35,447,253 9
2012/11/30 5 $15,926,321 -41% 3,672 $4,337   $51,373,574 16
2012/12/07 2 $12,568,249 -21% 3,639 $3,454   $63,941,823 23
2012/12/14 3 $9,852,407 -22% 3,387 $2,909   $73,794,230 30
2012/12/21 9 $11,452,900 +16% 2,055 $5,573   $85,247,130 37
2012/12/28 10 $9,304,954 -19% 2,055 $4,528   $94,552,084 44
2013/01/04 17 $3,133,009 -66% 1,507 $2,079   $97,685,093 51
2013/01/11 21 $1,251,270 -60% 905 $1,383   $98,936,363 58
2013/01/18 22 $905,166 -28% 474 $1,910   $99,841,529 65
2013/01/25 26 $450,225 -50% 305 $1,476   $100,291,754 72
2013/02/01 30 $319,870 -29% 307 $1,042   $100,611,624 79
2013/02/08 32 $347,951 +9% 338 $1,029   $100,959,575 86
2013/02/15 23 $687,372 +98% 338 $2,034   $101,646,947 93
2013/02/22 25 $449,603 -35% 305 $1,474   $102,096,550 100
2013/03/01 27 $358,374 -20% 295 $1,215   $102,454,924 107
2013/03/08 25 $376,112 +5% 275 $1,368   $102,831,036 114
2013/03/15 31 $240,688 -36% 213 $1,130   $103,071,724 121
2013/03/22 39 $158,670 -34% 162 $979   $103,230,394 128
2013/03/29 39 $126,921 -20% 134 $947   $103,357,315 135
2013/04/05 53 $55,443 -56% 89 $623   $103,412,758 142

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 11/22/2012 $711,142 135 135 789 $3,753,699 12/14/2015
Australia 12/13/2012 $2,615,619 520 520 1309 $13,767,196 12/14/2015
Austria 11/30/2012 $232,956 74 74 528 $1,255,007 12/14/2015
Belgium 11/28/2012 $447,529 120 120 796 $2,734,414 12/14/2015
Bolivia 11/29/2012 $67,950 14 14 83 $469,382 12/14/2015
Brazil 11/30/2012 $2,325,154 549 560 2040 $12,470,793 12/14/2015
Bulgaria 11/30/2012 $109,569 25 27 200 $635,923 12/14/2015
Chile 11/29/2012 $452,059 84 88 411 $2,343,826 12/14/2015
Colombia 11/23/2012 $759,434 214 228 1043 $4,053,750 12/14/2015
Croatia 11/29/2012 $68,667 26 26 252 $363,509 12/14/2015
Czech Republic 11/29/2012 $82,077 74 74 270 $348,511 12/14/2015
Denmark 11/22/2012 $155,003 105 106 384 $896,047 12/14/2015
Ecuador 11/30/2012 $60,759 28 57 395 $1,312,283 12/14/2015
Egypt 11/28/2012 $21,746 10 10 130 $152,696 12/14/2015
Estonia 11/30/2012 $55,460 12 12 36 $192,768 12/13/2015
Finland 11/30/2012 $158,708 160 160 541 $964,155 12/14/2015
France 11/28/2012 $4,819,879 608 855 5238 $24,976,874 12/14/2015
Germany 11/29/2012 $0 0 585 3684 $6,926,594 12/14/2015
Greece 11/29/2012 $0 0 25 25 $103,736 12/12/2015
Hong Kong 11/22/2012 $142,462 28 28 51 $256,649 12/12/2015
Hungary 11/29/2012 $34,816 13 41 382 $1,009,943 12/14/2015
Iceland 12/7/2012 $20,766 15 15 47 $120,427 12/14/2015
India 12/21/2012 $228,248 150 150 209 $433,338 12/13/2015
Indonesia 11/28/2012 $284,233 61 61 142 $864,842 12/14/2015
Israel 12/6/2012 $144,970 43 46 344 $1,366,333 12/14/2015
Italy 11/29/2012 $2,946,241 600 622 1222 $5,788,535 12/12/2015
Kenya 12/14/2012 $4,921 6 6 45 $42,092 12/14/2015
Latvia 11/30/2012 $61,254 19 19 138 $348,415 12/14/2015
Lebanon 11/29/2012 $32,998 14 14 30 $83,974 12/13/2015
Lithuania 11/30/2012 $59,566 20 20 143 $255,335 12/14/2015
Malaysia 11/22/2012 $611,253 120 120 328 $1,876,588 12/14/2015
Mexico 11/30/2012 $3,232,406 1327 1327 5666 $16,853,288 12/14/2015
Netherlands 11/28/2012 $185,346 123 126 721 $1,516,037 12/13/2015
New Zealand 1/3/2013 $0 0 75 352 $1,709,588 12/14/2015
Nigeria 1/11/2013 $3,023 4 4 26 $10,760 12/14/2015
Norway 11/30/2012 $222,917 140 140 590 $1,409,710 12/14/2015
Peru 11/29/2012 $143,628 89 167 645 $1,948,114 12/14/2015
Philippines 11/28/2012 $857,267 143 143 329 $1,542,753 12/12/2015
Poland 1/4/2013 $417,879 120 120 310 $1,822,972 12/14/2015
Portugal 11/29/2012 $225,008 62 65 388 $1,576,068 12/14/2015
Romania 11/30/2012 $135,555 63 63 393 $679,896 12/14/2015
Russia (CIS) 11/22/2012 $6,201,121 1200 1200 2660 $15,286,276 12/14/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 11/29/2012 $18,379 15 15 225 $127,206 12/14/2015
Singapore 11/22/2012 $645,942 50 50 146 $1,990,302 12/14/2015
Slovakia 11/29/2012 $58,464 31 31 84 $131,789 12/13/2015
Slovenia 11/29/2012 $33,515 14 14 98 $242,149 12/14/2015
South Africa 12/7/2012 $307,523 98 98 224 $2,106,845 12/14/2015
South Korea 11/29/2012 $0 0 430 791 $6,491,615 12/12/2015
Spain 11/30/2012 $1,484,477 616 616 3686 $8,239,900 12/14/2015
Sweden 11/30/2012 $362,356 157 157 853 $2,376,932 12/14/2015
Switzerland 11/28/2012 $0 0 12 40 $998,430 12/14/2015
Taiwan 11/30/2012 $238,367 58 58 173 $706,145 12/13/2015
Thailand 11/29/2012 $344,147 68 68 191 $884,115 12/13/2015
Turkey 1/11/2013 $403,357 179 179 726 $2,678,171 12/14/2015
Ukraine 11/20/2012 $617,532 116 124 656 $1,730,361 12/14/2015
United Arab Emirates 11/29/2012 $356,096 57 57 115 $865,357 12/14/2015
United Kingdom 11/30/2012 $3,168,292 488 508 5354 $19,559,694 12/14/2015
Uruguay 11/23/2012 $30,055 12 12 70 $138,282 12/14/2015
Venezuela 11/30/2012 $585,317 86 89 529 $3,688,494 12/14/2015
Vietnam 11/30/2012 $222,552 56 56 169 $675,549 12/14/2015
 
Rest of World $15,333,712
 
International Total$203,488,144 12/14/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/17/20131803,907 803,907$13,055,450$13,055,4501
3/24/20133276,292-66% 1,080,199$4,970,493$18,025,9432
3/31/20133499,663+81% 1,579,862$9,863,348$27,889,2903
4/7/2013778,573-84% 1,658,435$1,687,669$29,576,9604
4/14/2013768,593-13% 1,727,028$1,429,327$31,006,2875
4/21/20131145,064-34% 1,772,092$900,829$31,907,1166
4/28/20131451,043+13% 1,823,135$1,020,227$32,927,3437
5/5/20131530,522-40% 1,853,657$608,914$33,536,2578
5/12/20132921,958-28% 1,875,615$440,895$33,977,1529
5/19/20131525,060+14% 1,900,675$375,649$34,352,80110

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/17/20131575,826 575,826$11,176,783$11,176,7831
3/24/20134129,711-77% 705,537$2,722,627$13,899,4102
3/31/20135209,506+62% 915,043$4,764,172$18,663,5823
4/7/2013737,225-82% 952,268$910,161$19,573,7434
4/14/2013928,233-24% 980,501$705,543$20,279,2865
4/21/2013624,085-15% 1,004,586$550,352$20,829,6386
4/28/20131313,814-43% 1,018,400$347,703$21,177,3417
5/5/2013209,772-29% 1,028,172$244,201$21,421,5428
5/19/2013208,896 1,045,503$177,828$21,767,98210
5/26/20132011,723+32% 1,057,226$202,454$21,970,43611

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