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The Ruins (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,432,844Details
International Box Office $5,477,719
Worldwide Box Office $22,910,563
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $15,743,895 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $15,743,895
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
48% - Rotten
Audience
30% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$25,000,000
Domestic Releases: April 4th, 2008 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: July 8th, 2008 by Paramount Home Video, released as Ruins, The
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and gruesome images, language, some sexuality and nudity.
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Keywords: Teenage Slasher, Surprise Twist
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Australia,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,995 $16,320 Jun 13, 2008 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,168 $22,788 Jun 6, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,784 $63,700 May 30, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,956 $81,639 May 23, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,204 $101,643 May 16, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,180 $62,651 May 9, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,012 $141,870 May 2, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,701 $420,262 Apr 25, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,484 $1,209,263 Apr 18, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,817 $3,385,395 Apr 11, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,175 $8,003,421 Apr 4, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,108 2,812 Apr 4, 2008 3

Cast

Jonathan Tucker    Jeff
Jena Malone    Amy
Shawn Ashmore    Eric
Laura Ramsey    Stacey

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July 23rd, 2008

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DVD Rentals - Vantage Remains on Point

July 23rd, 2008

Weak new releases allowed Vantage Point to remain on top of the rental charts with fellow holdover Drillbit Taylor placing second. More...

DVD Releases for July 22, 2008 - Part II

July 21st, 2008

Wow. Another week without a single first-run release that struck me as worth picking up. This really is the slowest time of the year for DVD releases. That said, there were a number of other releases that caught my attention, including a couple of TV on DVD releases and a couple of classics from Criterion. The latter include Vampyr - Buy from Amazon and High and Low - Buy from Amazon while the former include Robot Chicken - Star Wars - Buy from Amazon and Spaced - The Complete Series - Buy from Amazon. It would be virtually impossible for me to narrow it down to one selection, but Vampyr - Buy from Amazon is the better Criterion release and Spaced - The Complete Series - Buy from Amazon is the better TV on DVD release. As with last week, there were so many spotlight reviews that this week's list had to be split into two. Part One can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for July 8, 2008

July 7th, 2008

Another week without a first-run release that deserves serious consideration for the DVD Pick of the Week award. This means we are left looking at special editions, limited releases, and TV on DVD sets for the best of the week. Sadly there are not a lot of contenders here either. Batman Begins on Blu-ray Standard Edition or Limited Edition is certainly worth picking up, but it is mostly just a port of the HD DVD release and I was hoping for more (like having the extras in High Definition). The Monk / Psych two-pack offers two great shows for a reasonable price, but I'm not sure it's award-worthy. The best this week has to offer is Stargate Atlantis - Season Four - Buy from Amazon, and it is this week's DVD Pick of the Week. More...

International Details - Goodbye to the Top Five

April 27th, 2008

Bienvenue Chez les Ch'its, a.k.a. Welcome to the Sticks, remained in first place in France with $4.79 million on 867 screens over the weekend for a total of $175.67 million after 8. However, it fell out of the top five internationally with $5.33 million on 963 screens in 4 markets for a total of $187.13 million. In its native market, the film has ticket sales of 19.25 million putting it about three weeks away from topping Titanic's record of 20.64 million while it is closing in on $200 million internationally. Both of those are amazing records, and the film is hardly showing signs of slowing down. More...

Moviegoers Crown New (Prom) King

April 15th, 2008

Overall the box office was marginally better than expected with practically every film beating expectations. However, no film really surpassed expectations by any great amount and the overall box office was $95 million, which was almost exactly the same as last weekend. However, it was almost 20% less than the same weekend last year and now 2008 is down more than 3% from last year's pace $2.36 billion to $2.44 billion. More...

21 on a Winning Streak

April 8th, 2008

It was a softer than expected weekend at the box office, and expectations were no strong to begin with. Overall the box office brought in $95 million, which was down 11% from last year. More importantly, it was down a staggering 23% from the same weekend last year. Even worse, 2008 is now behind 2007's pace $2.24 billion to $2.28 billion. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of April 4, 2008

April 5th, 2008

Only 11 movies on this week's list, and nearly half of them had no site for the North American release. This made it rather dull reviewing the sites this week, but it did give me a chance to waste an hour or so playing Seashell Shuffle on Nim's Island's Official Site. But despite the addictive nature of that game, the winner of the Weekly Website Award was Leatherheads - Official Site. More...

Head Hopes to Finish on Top

April 3rd, 2008

April starts of with a... with a... well, it starts this week. We have three wide releases this week, but none seem destined for greatness. In fact, it's a limited release that might have the most exciting box office result of the week, even if it doesn't reach the top ten. On the other end, there should at least be a logjam at the top, giving box office watchers something to talk about. More...

2008 Preview: April

April 1st, 2008

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/04/04 5 $8,003,421   2,812 $2,846   $8,003,421 3
2008/04/11 8 $3,385,395 -58% 2,814 $1,203   $13,548,871 10
2008/04/18 13 $1,209,263 -64% 1,857 $651   $15,828,143 17
2008/04/25 18 $420,262 -65% 722 $582   $16,673,890 24
2008/05/02 31 $141,870 -66% 240 $591   $16,939,323 31
2008/05/09 44 $62,651 -56% 100 $627   $17,037,079 38
2008/05/16 31 $101,643 +62% 70 $1,452   $17,156,022 45
2008/05/23 31 $81,639 -20% 123 $664   $17,247,322 52
2008/05/30 31 $63,700 -22% 140 $455   $17,348,436 59
2008/06/06 51 $22,788 -64% 61 $374   $17,402,425 66
2008/06/13 61 $16,320 -28% 30 $544   $17,427,926 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/04/04 4 $2,789,241   2,812 $992   $2,789,241 1
2008/04/05 5 $3,128,767 +12% 2,812 $1,113   $5,918,008 2
2008/04/06 5 $2,085,413 -33% 2,812 $742   $8,003,421 3
2008/04/07 5 $595,516 -71% 2,812 $212   $8,598,937 4
2008/04/08 5 $595,220 n/c 2,812 $212   $9,194,157 5
2008/04/09 5 $486,271 -18% 2,812 $173   $9,680,428 6
2008/04/10 5 $483,048 -1% 2,812 $172   $10,163,476 7
2008/04/11 8 $1,040,179 +115% 2,814 $370   $11,203,655 8
2008/04/12 9 $1,410,390 +36% 2,814 $501   $12,614,045 9
2008/04/13 8 $934,826 -34% 2,814 $332   $13,548,871 10
2008/04/14 7 $287,517 -69% 2,814 $102   $13,836,388 11
2008/04/15 8 $275,040 -4% 2,814 $98   $14,111,428 12
2008/04/16 8 $253,305 -8% 2,814 $90   $14,364,733 13
2008/04/17 8 $254,147 n/c 2,814 $90   $14,618,880 14
2008/04/18 - $369,575 +45% 1,857 $199   $14,988,455 15
2008/04/19 13 $503,249 +36% 1,857 $271   $15,491,704 16
2008/04/20 13 $336,439 -33% 1,857 $181   $15,828,143 17
2008/04/21 13 $111,147 -67% 1,857 $60   $15,939,290 18
2008/04/22 13 $105,401 -5% 1,857 $57   $16,044,691 19
2008/04/23 12 $104,555 -1% 1,857 $56   $16,149,246 20
2008/04/24 13 $104,382 n/c 1,857 $56   $16,253,628 21
2008/04/25 - $125,237 +20% 722 $173   $16,378,865 22
2008/04/26 - $182,009 +45% 722 $252   $16,560,874 23
2008/04/27 - $113,016 -38% 722 $157   $16,673,890 24
2008/04/28 - $35,274 -69% 722 $49   $16,709,164 25
2008/04/29 - $32,600 -8% 722 $45   $16,741,764 26
2008/04/30 - $32,032 -2% 722 $44   $16,773,796 27
2008/05/01 - $23,657 -26% 722 $33   $16,797,453 28
2008/05/02 - $44,392 +88% 240 $185   $16,841,845 29
2008/05/03 - $65,849 +48% 240 $274   $16,907,694 30
2008/05/04 - $31,629 -52% 240 $132   $16,939,323 31
2008/05/05 - $8,189 -74% 240 $34   $16,947,512 32
2008/05/06 - $8,894 +9% 240 $37   $16,956,406 33
2008/05/07 - $9,043 +2% 240 $38   $16,965,449 34
2008/05/08 - $8,979 -1% 240 $37   $16,974,428 35
2008/05/09 - $25,333 +182% 100 $253   $16,999,761 36
2008/05/10 - $26,703 +5% 100 $267   $17,026,464 37
2008/05/11 - $10,615 -60% 100 $106   $17,037,079 38
2008/05/12 - $4,465 -58% 100 $45   $17,041,544 39
2008/05/13 - $4,271 -4% 100 $43   $17,045,815 40
2008/05/14 - $4,712 +10% 100 $47   $17,050,527 41
2008/05/15 - $3,852 -18% 100 $39   $17,054,379 42
2008/05/16 - $33,654 +774% 70 $481   $17,088,033 43
2008/05/17 - $38,366 +14% 70 $548   $17,126,399 44
2008/05/18 - $29,623 -23% 70 $423   $17,156,022 45
2008/05/19 - $2,575 -91% 70 $37   $17,158,597 46
2008/05/20 - $2,711 +5% 70 $39   $17,161,308 47
2008/05/21 - $2,038 -25% 70 $29   $17,163,346 48
2008/05/22 - $2,337 +15% 70 $33   $17,165,683 49
2008/05/23 - $21,129 +804% 123 $172   $17,186,812 50
2008/05/24 - $30,392 +44% 123 $247   $17,217,204 51
2008/05/25 - $30,118 -1% 123 $245   $17,247,322 52
2008/05/26 35 $15,496 -49% 123 $126   $17,262,818 53
2008/05/27 - $7,250 -53% 123 $59   $17,270,068 54
2008/05/28 - $7,567 +4% 123 $62   $17,277,635 55
2008/05/29 - $7,101 -6% 123 $58   $17,284,736 56
2008/05/30 - $19,322 +172% 140 $138   $17,304,058 57
2008/05/31 - $26,041 +35% 140 $186   $17,330,099 58
2008/06/01 - $18,337 -30% 140 $131   $17,348,436 59
2008/06/02 - $7,803 -57% 140 $56   $17,356,239 60
2008/06/03 - $7,403 -5% 140 $53   $17,363,642 61
2008/06/04 - $7,915 +7% 140 $57   $17,371,557 62
2008/06/05 - $8,080 +2% 140 $58   $17,379,637 63
2008/06/06 - $6,823 -16% 61 $112   $17,386,460 64
2008/06/07 - $9,873 +45% 61 $162   $17,396,333 65
2008/06/08 - $6,092 -38% 61 $100   $17,402,425 66
2008/06/09 - $2,312 -62% 61 $38   $17,404,737 67
2008/06/10 - $2,370 +3% 61 $39   $17,407,107 68
2008/06/11 - $2,224 -6% 61 $36   $17,409,331 69
2008/06/12 - $2,275 +2% 61 $37   $17,411,606 70
2008/06/13 - $5,473 +141% 30 $182   $17,417,079 71
2008/06/14 - $9,055 +65% 30 $302   $17,426,134 72
2008/06/15 - $1,792 -80% 30 $60   $17,427,926 73
2008/06/16 - $1,331 -26% 30 $44   $17,429,257 74
2008/06/17 - $1,058 -21% 30 $35   $17,430,315 75
2008/06/18 - $1,205 +14% 30 $40   $17,431,520 76
2008/06/19 - $1,324 +10% 30 $44   $17,432,844 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/04/04 5 $10,163,476   2,812 $3,614   $10,163,476 7
2008/04/11 8 $4,455,404 -56% 2,814 $1,583   $14,618,880 14
2008/04/18 13 $1,634,748 -63% 1,857 $880   $16,253,628 21
2008/04/25 18 $543,825 -67% 722 $753   $16,797,453 28
2008/05/02 32 $176,975 -67% 240 $737   $16,974,428 35
2008/05/09 46 $79,951 -55% 100 $800   $17,054,379 42
2008/05/16 35 $111,304 +39% 70 $1,590   $17,165,683 49
2008/05/23 31 $119,053 +7% 123 $968   $17,284,736 56
2008/05/30 30 $94,901 -20% 140 $678   $17,379,637 63
2008/06/06 57 $31,969 -66% 61 $524   $17,411,606 70
2008/06/13 59 $21,238 -34% 30 $708   $17,432,844 77

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/13/20084181,639 181,639$3,848,676$3,848,6761
7/20/20081071,927-60% 253,566$1,494,737$5,343,4132
7/27/20081644,371-38% 297,937$894,888$6,238,3003
8/3/20082735,684-20% 333,621$717,259$6,955,5594

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