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Rock Dog (2016)

Rock Dog
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,133,889Details
International Box Office $11,410,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $20,543,889
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For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock n’ roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary—and reclusive—musician Angus Scattergood, who needs to write a new song and fast.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 4,874 $9,133,889
All Time International Box Office 3,145 $11,410,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 4,266 $20,543,889
All Time Domestic Box Office for Digital Animation Movies 129 $9,133,889
All Time International Box Office for Digital Animation Movies 181 $11,410,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Digital Animation Movies 168 $20,543,889

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 24th, 2017 (Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: July 2nd, 2016 (Wide) (China)
September 6th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
September 14th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
December 2nd, 2016 (Wide) (Italy)
February 24th, 2017 (Wide), released as Pes ro(c)ku (Czech Republic)
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MPAA Rating: PG for action and language.
Running Time: 80 minutes
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Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Father's Footsteps, Musicians, Rock 'n' Roll, Development Hell
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Summit Premiere, Hyayi Brothers Corp., Mandoo Pictures, Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company, Eracme Entertainment, Dream Factory Group
Production Countries: China,
Hong Kong,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 4,193 $249,490 Mar 17, 2017 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 3,667 $1,031,963 Mar 10, 2017 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 3,436 $2,300,973 Mar 3, 2017 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 3,413 $3,704,749 Feb 24, 2017 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 49 4.12 Feb 24, 2017 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,461 24.3% Feb 24, 2017 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,150 2,077 Feb 24, 2017 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 3,166 $9,133,889 Feb 24, 2017 0


   Angus Scattergood
Kenan Thompson    Riff
Matt Dillon    Trey
Sam Elliott    Fleetwood Yak
Liza Richardson    Radio DJ
Ash Brannon    Ian
Will Finn    Floyd/Carl
Julie Craig    Additional Voice
Deng Feng    Additional Voice
Kellen Goff    Additional Voice
Jennifer Hale    Additional Voice
Matt Taylor    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Ash Brannon
Screenwriter    Kurt Voelker
Screenwriter    Zheng Jun
Story by    Ash Brannon
Based on the Graphic Novel “Tibetan rock Dog” by    Zheng Jun
Producer    Zheng Jun
Producer    Amber Wang
Producer    Rob Feng
Producer    Joyce Lou
Producer    David B. Miller
Executive Producer    Wang Zhongjun
Executive Producer    Deng Feng
Executive Producer    Angela Wu
Executive Producer    Andrew Yang
Executive Producer    Wang Zhonglei
Executive Producer    Jerry Ye
Executive Producer    Xu Xiaoping
Executive Producer    Liu Shengyi
Executive Producer    Tan Fei
Executive Producer    Chuck Peil
Executive Producer    Uri Fleming
Executive Producer    Mike Bundlie
Executive Producer    Lauren Selig
Production Designer    Elad Tibi
Editor    Ivan Bilancio
Editor    Ed Fuller
Composer    Rolfe Kent
Co-Producer    Niu Xue
Co-Producer    Benjamin Gilberg
Co-Producer    Bin Huang
Co-Producer    Alonzo Ruvalcaba
Associate Producer    Richard Zhang
Associate Producer    Felix Liu
Associate Producer    Yang Ruiyi
Associate Producer    Roger Luo
Casting Director    Jen Rudin
Art Director    Christian Schellewald
Character Designer    Matthew Bates
Head of Layout    John Clark
Digital Supervisor    David Esneault
Digital Supervisor    Scott Petersen
Supervising Animator    Bill Haller
Music Supervisor    Liza Richardson
Sound Designer    Steven Ticknor
Production Manager    Joanna D. Ferguson
Head of Story    Carolyn Gair
Script Supervisor    Kathy Cavaiola
First and Second Assistant Editor    Lawrence Gan
Character Designer    Dave Colman
Character Designer    Gary Dunn
Animation Supervisor    Damjan Mitrevski
Animation    Jovan Matoski
Animation    Mihail Naumov
Post-Production Supervisor    David Dresher
Re-recording Mixer    Tateum Kohut
Re-recording Mixer    Steven Ticknor
Re-recording Mixer    Greg Orloff
Sound Effects Editor    Joe Iemola
Sound Effects Editor    Jamie Hardt
Dialogue Editor    David Williams
Dialogue Editor    Andy Sisul
Music Editor    Nick South
Music Editor    Bruno Coon
Additional Music    Daniel Mandelman
Score Mixer    Greg Townley

Weekend Wrap-Up: Get Out has Out of Control Opening with $33.38 million

February 28th, 2017

Get Out

Get Out beat expectations on the weekend box office chart earning first place with $33.38 million. Not only did it beat expectations, but it also had better than expected legs over the weekend and that bodes well for its long term success. Neither of the other two wide releases, Collide and Rock Dog, earned a spot in the top ten. Both will disappear from theaters A.S.A.P. Overall, the box office fell 17% from last weekend to $123 million. It is, however, 9.9% higher than the same weekend last year. Meanwhile, 2017 remains $100 million behind last year’s pace at $1.69 billion to $1.79 billion. 2017 made gains over the weekend, but The Lego Batman Movie was the number one movie during the midweek and having a kids movie on top hurts the weekday box office numbers. More...

Weekend Estimates: Get Out Pulls Off Huge Win

February 26th, 2017

Get Out

If you took a bet a year ago that the Oscar weekend box office would be dominated by a movie with an A- CinemaScore, and a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, you probably wouldn’t get great odds. If you’d included the stipulation that the film would be a horror movie written and directed by Jordan Peele, your winnings would set you up for retirement. For that is what we have this morning: Get Out will easily top the chart this weekend, with Universal estimating a weekend around $30.5 million. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Get Out Starts Out on Top with $1.8 million

February 24th, 2017

Get Out

Get Out opened with $1.8 million during its midnight previews. This isn’t the best previews we’ve seen this year, but it is near the top. For example, it is just 10% lower than Split managed in January and only three other films topped $2 million during previews. The film’s 100% positive reviews should certainly help the film’s legs over the weekend and that’s great news for the studio. In fact, there are some who think it will earn more than $35 million over the weekend. That’s a little too bullish for my tastes, but I can’t entirely dismiss those predictions. Opening with just over $30 million, on the other hand, now feels more likely. Since the film only cost $5 million to make, it could earn more over the opening weekend than it cost to make and advertise. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Moviegoers Get Out to the Theater This Weekend?

February 23rd, 2017

Get Out

There are three films opening wide this weekend, which is a surprise. The buzz for Collide and Rock Dog are so quiet that I’m surprised they are playing in more than 2,000 theaters and I will be equally surprised if they open above the Mendoza Line by averaging more than $2,000 per theater. On the other hand, Get Out has nearly 100 reviews and its Tomatometer Score is 100% positive. It could be a surprise smash hit. Then again... It could be another Keanu. If that happens, The Lego Batman Movie will earn its third first-place finish in a row. That’s would be bad news for the overall box office. This weekend last year there were a similar selection of new releases. Gods of Egypt struggled while the other two new releases bombed, and only Deadpool saved the box office. If Get Out matches Deadpool’s total weekend of $31 million this time last year, I will be so happy. I don’t think it will happen, but it could be close. More...

Contest: Straight Outta Suburbia

February 17th, 2017

Get Out

Surprisingly, there are three wide releases next week. I wasn’t expecting both Collide and Rock Dog to debut in more than 2,000 theaters, but that appears to be the case. That said, Get Out is widely expected to be the biggest of these three releases and as such, it is 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 Get Out.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Rock Dog Trailer

February 7th, 2017

Animated adventure opens February 24 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/24 11 $3,704,749   2,077 $1,784   $3,704,749 3
2017/03/03 12 $2,300,973 -38% 2,077 $1,108   $6,735,271 10
2017/03/10 16 $1,031,963 -55% 1,376 $750   $8,247,524 17
2017/03/17 25 $249,490 -76% 444 $562   $9,090,843 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/24 11 $899,598   2,077 $433   $899,598 1
2017/02/25 11 $1,673,469 +86% 2,077 $806   $2,573,067 2
2017/02/26 9 $1,131,682 -32% 2,077 $545   $3,704,749 3
2017/02/27 12 $165,338 -85% 2,077 $80   $3,870,087 4
2017/02/28 12 $241,289 +46% 2,077 $116   $4,111,376 5
2017/03/01 12 $162,067 -33% 2,077 $78   $4,273,443 6
2017/03/02 12 $160,855 -1% 2,077 $77   $4,434,298 7
2017/03/03 - $404,352 +151% 2,077 $195   $4,838,650 8
2017/03/04 12 $1,084,236 +168% 2,077 $522   $5,922,886 9
2017/03/05 10 $812,385 -25% 2,077 $391   $6,735,271 10
2017/03/06 15 $124,195 -85% 2,077 $60   $6,859,466 11
2017/03/07 - $147,066 +18% 2,077 $71   $7,006,532 12
2017/03/08 - $104,694 -29% 2,077 $50   $7,111,226 13
2017/03/09 - $104,335 n/c 2,077 $50   $7,215,561 14
2017/03/10 - $185,681 +78% 1,376 $135   $7,401,242 15
2017/03/11 - $484,413 +161% 1,376 $352   $7,885,655 16
2017/03/12 14 $361,869 -25% 1,376 $263   $8,247,524 17
2017/03/13 14 $144,269 -60% 1,376 $105   $8,391,793 18
2017/03/14 15 $172,925 +20% 1,376 $126   $8,564,718 19
2017/03/15 13 $153,436 -11% 1,376 $112   $8,718,154 20
2017/03/16 12 $123,199 -20% 1,376 $90   $8,841,353 21
2017/03/17 - $64,319 -48% 444 $145   $8,905,672 22
2017/03/18 - $110,287 +71% 444 $248   $9,015,959 23
2017/03/19 - $74,884 -32% 444 $169   $9,090,843 24
2017/03/20 - $18,660 -75% 444 $42   $9,109,503 25
2017/03/21 - $24,386 +31% 444 $55   $9,133,889 26

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/02/24 12 $4,434,298   2,077 $2,135   $4,434,298 7
2017/03/03 14 $2,781,263 -37% 2,077 $1,339   $7,215,561 14
2017/03/10 16 $1,625,792 -42% 1,376 $1,182   $8,841,353 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Bulgaria 3/3/2017 $31,857 0 0 0 $79,702 3/16/2017
China 7/2/2016 $3,670,000 13488 13488 13488 $5,680,000 7/22/2016
Czech Republic 2/24/2017 $61,485 119 119 252 $133,898 3/21/2017
Italy 12/2/2016 $202,570 0 0 0 $535,488 12/21/2016
Mexico 3/3/2017 $495,978 0 0 0 $907,194 3/15/2017
Portugal 3/3/2017 $74,664 55 55 154 $154,148 3/22/2017
Slovakia 2/24/2017 $42,875 69 69 126 $79,733 3/17/2017
South Korea 9/14/2016 $0 0 399 898 $1,555,523 11/29/2016
Turkey 3/10/2017 $90,593 204 204 204 $90,593 3/17/2017
Rest of World $2,193,721
International Total$11,410,000 3/22/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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