Secretariat

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,699,513Details
International Box Office $676,734
Worldwide Box Office $60,376,247
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $40,595,163 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $9,798,432 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $50,393,595
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
64% - Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Domestic Releases: October 8th, 2010 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: January 25th, 2011 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for brief mild language
(Rating bulletin 2114, 3/31/2010)
Running Time: 123 minutes
Keywords: Inspirational Sports, Horse Racing, Miscellaneous Sports
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Mayhem Pictures

Cast

   Penny Chenery
John Malkovich    Lucien Laurin
Dylan Walsh    Jack Tweedy
Dylan Baker    Hollis Chenery
Margo Martindale    Miss Ham
Nelsan Ellis    Eddie Sweat
Otto Thorwarth    Ronnie Turcotte
Scott Glenn    Christopher Chenery

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Gordon Gray
Producer    Mark Ciardi
Executive Producer    Mark Ciardi
Executive Producer    Mike Rich
Executive Producer    Bill Johnson
Co-Producer    Kim Winther
Director   
Screenwriter    Mike Rich
Story Creator    William Nack
Cinematographer    Dean Semler

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DVD Sales: Color Pulling in the Green

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DVD Sales: Living it Up in Beverly Hills

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DVD Sales: Red and Secretariat in Two-Horse Race

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for January 25th, 2011

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Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Secretariat

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With an estimated 92% of box office receipts coming from 3D shows, Saw 3D became the highest-grossing horror franchise in history this weekend, overtaking Friday the 13th. Its $22.4 million opening is still down from the peak for the franchise, which topped $30 million on four occasions, but is up significantly from the disappointing $14.1 million debut of Saw VI last year. (See full franchise history here.) Paranormal Activity 2, meanwhile had a steep drop to $16.5 million in its second weekend, although 59% isn't terrible for the genre, and the low-budget sequel has racked up over $65 million in just 10 days. More...

Making a Jackass out of Analysts

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Weekend Estimates: Jackass Knocks it Out the Park

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Will 2010 Remain in the Red?

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Social is still Popular with the People

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Will There Be a Real Horse Race at the Box Office?

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2010 Preview: October

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/08 3 $4,040,833   3,072 $1,315   $4,040,833 1
2010/10/09 3 $5,073,794 +26% 3,072 $1,652   $9,114,627 2
2010/10/10 3 $3,580,143 -29% 3,072 $1,165   $12,694,770 3
2010/10/11 2 $1,881,508 -47% 3,072 $612   $14,576,278 4
2010/10/12 3 $1,208,239 -36% 3,072 $393   $15,784,517 5
2010/10/13 3 $1,057,498 -12% 3,072 $344   $16,842,015 6
2010/10/14 2 $1,172,040 +11% 3,072 $382   $18,014,055 7
2010/10/15 5 $2,840,157 +142% 3,072 $925   $20,854,212 8
2010/10/16 4 $3,989,588 +40% 3,072 $1,299   $24,843,800 9
2010/10/17 3 $2,489,141 -38% 3,072 $810   $27,332,941 10
2010/10/18 4 $731,302 -71% 3,072 $238   $28,064,243 11
2010/10/19 4 $822,922 +13% 3,072 $268   $28,887,165 12
2010/10/20 4 $748,301 -9% 3,072 $244   $29,635,466 13
2010/10/21 3 $807,443 +8% 3,072 $263   $30,442,909 14
2010/10/22 7 $1,993,919 +147% 3,108 $642   $32,436,828 15
2010/10/23 6 $3,063,786 +54% 3,108 $986   $35,500,614 16
2010/10/24 5 $1,943,454 -37% 3,108 $625   $37,444,068 17
2010/10/25 5 $544,514 -72% 3,108 $175   $37,988,582 18
2010/10/26 5 $606,922 +11% 3,108 $195   $38,595,504 19
2010/10/27 5 $538,579 -11% 3,108 $173   $39,134,083 20
2010/10/28 5 $569,064 +6% 3,108 $183   $39,703,147 21
2010/10/29 6 $1,587,559 +179% 3,108 $511   $41,290,706 22
2010/10/30 6 $2,143,556 +35% 3,108 $690   $43,434,262 23
2010/10/31 6 $1,274,542 -41% 3,108 $410   $44,708,804 24
2010/11/01 6 $487,644 -62% 3,108 $157   $45,196,448 25
2010/11/02 6 $695,581 +43% 3,108 $224   $45,892,029 26
2010/11/03 6 $476,081 -32% 3,108 $153   $46,368,110 27
2010/11/04 5 $595,243 +25% 3,108 $192   $46,963,353 28
2010/11/05 8 $1,208,567 +103% 2,614 $462   $48,171,920 29
2010/11/06 9 $1,802,301 +49% 2,614 $689   $49,974,221 30
2010/11/07 8 $1,056,847 -41% 2,614 $404   $51,031,068 31
2010/11/08 9 $270,427 -74% 2,614 $103   $51,301,495 32
2010/11/09 9 $309,351 +14% 2,614 $118   $51,610,846 33
2010/11/10 9 $324,434 +5% 2,614 $124   $51,935,280 34
2010/11/11 8 $606,594 +87% 2,614 $232   $52,541,874 35
2010/11/12 11 $666,152 +10% 2,019 $330   $53,208,026 36
2010/11/13 10 $966,513 +45% 2,019 $479   $54,174,539 37
2010/11/14 10 $572,498 -41% 2,019 $284   $54,747,037 38
2010/11/15 11 $151,775 -73% 2,019 $75   $54,898,812 39
2010/11/16 11 $177,529 +17% 2,019 $88   $55,076,341 40
2010/11/17 11 $165,432 -7% 2,019 $82   $55,241,773 41
2010/11/18 9 $164,821 n/c 2,019 $82   $55,406,594 42
2010/11/19 12 $267,083 +62% 1,010 $264   $55,673,677 43
2010/11/20 12 $439,718 +65% 1,010 $435   $56,113,395 44
2010/11/21 12 $265,108 -40% 1,010 $262   $56,378,503 45
2010/11/22 11 $110,771 -58% 1,010 $110   $56,489,274 46
2010/11/23 11 $148,482 +34% 1,010 $147   $56,637,756 47
2010/11/24 - $119,919 -19% 501 $239   $56,757,675 48
2010/11/25 - $142,416 +19% 501 $284   $56,900,091 49
2010/11/26 - $275,520 +93% 501 $550   $57,175,611 50
2010/11/27 - $250,112 -9% 501 $499   $57,425,723 51
2010/11/28 - $121,540 -51% 501 $243   $57,547,263 52
2010/11/29 - $37,129 -69% 501 $74   $57,584,392 53
2010/11/30 - $38,416 +3% 501 $77   $57,622,808 54
2010/12/01 - $33,636 -12% 501 $67   $57,656,444 55
2010/12/02 - $33,154 -1% 501 $66   $57,689,598 56
2011/01/17 31 $30,579   136 $225   $59,465,203 102

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/10/08 3 $12,694,770   3,072 $4,132   $12,694,770 3
2010/10/15 4 $9,318,886 -27% 3,072 $3,033   $27,332,941 10
2010/10/22 6 $7,001,159 -25% 3,108 $2,253   $37,444,068 17
2010/10/29 6 $5,005,657 -29% 3,108 $1,611   $44,708,804 24
2010/11/05 8 $4,067,715 -19% 2,614 $1,556   $51,031,068 31
2010/11/12 11 $2,205,163 -46% 2,019 $1,092   $54,747,037 38
2010/11/19 11 $971,909 -56% 1,010 $962   $56,378,503 45
2010/11/26 17 $647,172 -33% 501 $1,292   $57,547,263 52
2010/12/03 20 $256,739 -60% 402 $639   $57,946,337 59
2010/12/10 29 $129,604 -50% 263 $493   $58,182,050 66
2010/12/17 31 $76,032 -41% 155 $491   $58,325,410 73
2010/12/24 24 $130,677 +72% 259 $505   $58,568,005 80
2010/12/31 21 $221,598 +70% 247 $897   $59,053,682 87
2011/01/07 30 $145,743 -34% 225 $648   $59,291,177 94
2011/01/14 38 $88,695 -39% 136 $652   $59,434,624 101
2011/01/21 42 $70,415 -21% 107 $658   $59,560,343 108
2011/01/28 45 $57,563 -18% 90 $640   $59,643,429 115
2011/02/04 44 $32,663 -43% 68 $480   $59,699,513 122

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/30/20112766,774 766,774$12,697,777$12,697,7771
2/6/20113305,856-60% 1,072,630$5,153,674$17,851,4512
2/13/20117182,665-40% 1,255,295$3,182,024$21,033,4753
2/20/201117150,788-17% 1,406,083$1,807,948$22,841,4234
2/27/20118101,143-33% 1,507,226$1,212,705$24,054,1285
3/6/20111753,665-47% 1,560,891$739,504$24,793,6326
3/13/20111758,665+9% 1,619,556$833,043$25,626,6757
3/20/20111852,820-10% 1,672,376$910,617$26,537,2928
3/27/20112339,823-25% 1,712,199$750,664$27,287,9559
4/3/20111653,604+35% 1,765,803$792,267$28,080,22210
5/8/20111255,102 1,889,209$636,979$29,622,08115
5/15/20112626,841-51% 1,916,050$319,945$29,942,02616

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/30/20112162,962 162,962$3,863,828$3,863,8281
2/6/2011465,451-60% 228,413$1,504,716$5,368,5442
2/13/2011544,920-31% 273,333$994,082$6,362,6263
2/20/2011547,834+6% 321,167$812,699$7,175,3254
2/27/20111325,145-47% 346,312$427,210$7,602,5355
3/6/20111710,386-59% 356,698$202,834$7,805,3696
4/3/20111314,414 385,147$257,720$8,349,98010
5/8/20111214,602 418,598$225,893$8,862,41815

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