Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $69,951,824Details
International Box Office $96,665,504
Worldwide Box Office $166,617,328
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $29,022,008 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $29,022,008
Further financial details...

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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
27% - Rotten
Audience
75% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$54,000,000
Theatrical Release: December 19th, 2008 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: March 31st, 2009 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Overbrook Entertainment, Escape Artists

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DVD Rentals - Rental Chart Does Not Stand Still

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DVD Rentals - Dog Days on the Rental Chart

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DVD Sales - Top of the Chart Goes to the Dogs

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DVD Releases for March 31st, 2009 - Part II

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International Details - Confessions of the International Box Office

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International Top Five - Valkyrie Continues to Conquer Overseas

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International Top Five - Valkyrie Explodes on the International Box Office

Valkyrie started its international run this weekend scoring first place with $12.85 million on 2089 screens in 13 markets for a total of $14.16 million. Its best market was Germany, no real surprise there given its setting, where it made $3.65 million on 689 screens. The film earned second place in both the U.K. with $2.54 million on 450 screens and in South Korea with $1.47 million on 479 screens over the weekend and $1.90 million. More...

International Top Five - Seven\'s Up on Top

It seems Martin Luther King long weekend has resulted in a couple delays for international numbers and we are reduced to using studio estimated for a few things. However, we do know Seven Pounds climbed into first place with $20.60 million on 3502 screens in 25 markets and now has $41.64 million after a month of release internationally. This includes Spain where the film managed first place with $4.19 million on 322 screens over the weekend. The film had to settle for second place in the U.K. with $2.30 million on 402 screens and in France with $3.22 million on 344 screens. It was not as successful in Russia with $531,000 on 135 screens. Meanwhile it Italy, the film remained in first place with $3.43 million on 545 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.38 million after two. At this pace, $100 million internationally is all but assured, especially taking into account the number of significant markets the film has yet to debut in. More...

International Top Five - Red Cliff Sequel Starts in the Black

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Marley a Gift to the Box Office

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Cast

Will Smith    Ben Thomas
Rosario Dawson    Emily Posa
Woody Harrelson    Ezra Turner
Michael Ealy    Ben's Brother
Barry Pepper    Dan
Elpidia Carrillo    Connie Tepos
Bill Smitrovich    George Ristucci
Robinne Lee    Sarah
Tim Kelleher    Stewart Goodman
Joseph A. Nunez    Larry / Hotel Owner
Gina Hecht    Dr. Briar

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Gabriele Muccino
Screenwriter    Grant Nieporte
Producer    Todd Black
Producer    James Lassiter
Producer    Jason Blumenthal
Producer    Steve Tisch
Producer    Will Smith
Executive Producer    David Crockett
Executive Producer    David Bloomfield
Executive Producer    Ken Stovitz
Executive Producer    Domenico Procacci
Co-Producer    Molly Allen
Co-Producer    Chrissy Blumenthal
Cinematographer    Philippe Le Sourd
Editor    Hughes Winborne
Composer    Angelo Milli
Production Designer    J. Michael Riva
Art Director    David F. Klassen
Set Designer    Anne Porter
Set Decorator    Leslie A. Pope
Costume Designer    Sharon Davis
Sound    Jim Stuebe
Supervising Sound Editor    Dennis Drummond
Sound Designer    D. Chris Smith
Supervising Sound Mixer    Tateum Kohut
Supervising Sound Mixer    Greg Orloff
Supervising Sound Mixer    Rick Kline
Associate Producer    Tracey Nyberg
Assistant Director    Jeffrey Wetzel
Second Unit Director    Conrad E. Palmisano
Second Unit Camera    Josh Bleibtreu
Casting    Denise Chamian
Casting Director    Angela Demo

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/19 2 $5,199,842   2,758 $1,885   $5,199,842 1
2008/12/20 2 $5,654,474 +9% 2,758 $2,050   $10,854,316 2
2008/12/21 2 $3,996,820 -29% 2,758 $1,449   $14,851,136 3
2008/12/22 3 $2,310,779 -42% 2,758 $838   $17,161,915 4
2008/12/23 3 $2,189,232 -5% 2,758 $794   $19,351,147 5
2008/12/24 3 $1,475,000 -33% 2,758 $535   $20,826,000 6
2008/12/25 6 $4,800,000 +225% 2,758 $1,740   $25,626,000 7
2008/12/26 6 $4,757,828 -1% 2,758 $1,725   $30,383,828 8
2008/12/27 6 $4,848,705 +2% 2,758 $1,758   $35,232,533 9
2008/12/28 6 $3,596,703 -26% 2,758 $1,304   $38,762,647 10
2008/12/29 6 $2,500,000 -30% 2,758 $906   $4,126,300 11
2008/12/30 6 $2,425,000 -3% 2,758 $879   $43,688,000 12
2009/01/02 6 $3,942,463   2,758 $1,429   $54,021,243 15
2009/01/03 6 $3,991,680 +1% 2,758 $1,447   $58,012,923 16
2009/01/04 6 $2,134,375 -47% 2,758 $774   $60,147,298 17
2009/01/05 6 $725,260 -66% 2,758 $263   $60,872,558 18
2009/01/06 5 $761,507 +5% 2,758 $276   $61,634,065 19
2009/01/07 5 $678,701 -11% 2,758 $246   $62,312,766 20
2009/01/08 6 $617,690 -9% 2,758 $224   $62,930,456 21
2009/01/09 10 $1,280,958 +107% 2,456 $522   $64,211,414 22
2009/01/10 11 $1,668,525 +30% 2,456 $679   $65,879,939 23
2009/01/11 11 $868,747 -48% 2,456 $354   $66,748,686 24
2009/01/12 10 $289,197 -67% 2,456 $118   $67,037,883 25
2009/01/13 10 $323,057 +12% 2,456 $132   $67,360,940 26
2009/01/14 10 $290,836 -10% 2,456 $118   $67,651,776 27
2009/01/15 10 $305,321 +5% 2,456 $124   $67,957,097 28
2009/01/19 23 $197,582   1,121 $176   $69,369,933 32

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/19 2 $14,851,136   2,758 $5,385   $14,851,136 3
2008/12/26 6 $13,203,236 -11% 2,758 $4,787   $38,762,647 10
2009/01/02 6 $10,068,518 -24% 2,758 $3,651   $60,147,298 17
2009/01/09 10 $3,818,230 -62% 2,456 $1,555   $66,748,686 24
2009/01/16 22 $1,215,254 -68% 1,121 $1,084   $69,172,351 31
2009/01/23 29 $298,514 -75% 319 $936   $69,951,824 38

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/5/20095502,607 502,607$8,584,528$8,584,5281
4/12/200916254,184-49% 756,791$4,318,586$12,903,1142
4/19/200912130,075-49% 886,866$2,154,042$15,057,1563
4/26/20091499,992-23% 986,858$1,562,875$16,620,0314
5/3/20091484,619-15% 1,071,477$1,479,986$18,100,0175
5/10/20098120,138+42% 1,191,615$1,328,726$19,428,7436
5/17/20091955,286-54% 1,246,901$907,796$20,336,5397
5/24/20092067,943+23% 1,314,844$1,188,323$21,524,8628
5/31/20092056,170-17% 1,371,014$982,413$22,507,2769
6/7/20092826,943-52% 1,397,957$471,233$22,978,50910
6/21/20091563,972 1,485,764$753,590$24,148,97312
8/14/20112619,746 1,898,191$167,644$28,634,502124

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