Shaun of the Dead

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $13,542,874Details
International Box Office $16,789,511
Worldwide Box Office $30,332,385
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 Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
92% - Certified Fresh
Audience
93% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$5,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 24th, 2004 (Limited) by Focus/Rogue Pictures
Video Release: December 21st, 2004 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for zombie violence/gore and language
Franchise: Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy
Keywords: Zombies
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

DVD Releases for July 31, 2007

We finally got some wide releases worth picking up this week, which have been in tight supply most of the summer. It's been rare to find one first-run release worth picking up in any given week, but this week we have two that are contenders for DVD Pick of the Week: 300 - 2-Disc Special Edition and Hot Fuzz - Buy from Amazon. I was a little worried that a special edition for the latter might be around the corner, but that wasn't enough to prevent me from naming it as the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Smiths\' Summer Tour Continues

Mr. and Mrs. Smith opened in Belgium with $1.7 million on 80 screens, easily enough for first place and had a similar result with $480,000 in Poland. It also remained in first place in France with $2.88 million, (despite falling 54% there) and in the Netherlands with $740,000. In Germany the film remained in second place for the third straight week with $3.06 million for a $17.06 million running tally. The film now have $140 million in territories where Fox is handling the distribution and $192 million overall. More...

Island Vacation

The Island managed a couple of first place finished over the weekend, but the results were still less than impressive. In Australia the film opened with $1.404 million for a close victory while in Hong Kong it earned a disappointing $490,000 over the weekend and $520,000 including previews. It's best market continued to be South Korea with $3.167 million, down 38% from last weekend dropping to second place along the way. On the other hand, no wide openings and a mere 23% drop-off allowed the film to rise to first in New Zealand. Overall the film added $7.64 million to its $24.1 million running tally on the international scene and will opens in several markets this weekend including the U.K., Germany and Spain. More...

DVD Releases for December 21, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section, including the winners of the DVD Pick of the Week, Shaun of the Dead - Buy from Amazon and Napoleon Dynamite - Buy from Amazon More...

Sharks do a Double-Take

Thanks to mostly unopposed openings several more markets, Shark Tale was able to repeat as the international box office champ this week. Not only that, but its $29.6 million more than doubled its international tally prior to the start of the weekend as the film now sits at $56.2 million. The best opening of the weekend, and most likely of its international run, was in the U.K. where the film managed to take in $9.1 million, ($13.6 million if you include last week's previews.) In France the result was strong with $4.2 million but in the face of local competition, it could only manage $3.4 million in Germany. More...

Shark Attack

With openings in nearly a dozen new markets, Shark Tale was able to take top spot on the international charts with $9.4 million in 16 markets, pushing its early total to $19.2 million internationally and over $100 million worldwide. Highlights include $4.4 million in the U.K., (including previews) and $2.05 million in Mexico. How happy the studio is with these results depends on their expectations. Compared to the average film, Shark Tale is a massive hit. But compared to Dreamworks previous digitally animated film, Shrek 2, it is a large drop. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 1 - October 7

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Beauty Shop - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Shark Start Goes Swimmingly

It's amazing what the turning of a page on a calendar can do for the movie industry. After a dismal September, October got off to a near record start. It goes without saying that the weekend box office was up significantly from last week, 58.9% to be more exact and the yearly comparison was also very impressive at 20.9% increase. However, the yearly comparison is a bit misleading as Shark Tale is probably the biggest movie to open this month, so the box office may have already peaked for the month. We'll have to wait till next week to see if this is a sign of newfound strength or just an aberration. More...

Will October get off to a Scary Start?

Well, September is over so the industry can breathe a collective sigh of relief. And it couldn't end a moment too soon. How bad was September? Total box office for September was $423 million, the worst month in two years. And the majority of that box office came from holdovers released in previous months like Hero, which earned nearly $30 million during the month of September. Fortunately, the first weekend in October sees the release of what should be the first $100 million movie since The Village. More...

September was a Month the Industry Would Like to Forget

Normally September starts out slow with Labor Day Weekend and drops a bit the weekend after, but then rebounds. But this September it started out weak, and just kept on getting weaker. The drop from last weekend was severe at nearly 9.5%, but the drop from last year was a hefty 24%. With $6.803 billion so far, 2004 still leads the year to date comparison by over 4%, but if October is half as bad as September that will change very quickly. More...

At Least September is Almost Over

There are a lot of questions that need answering with regards to the box office this weekend. Will any new release come in first? Or will they all be dead on arrival, making this a weekend the studios would rather forget? And, are these questions mere cheap excuses to put links into the summary? More...

Movie Websites Launches for September 17 - September 23

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner I Huckabees - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Sky\'s the Limit

This weekend is a little busier than most with 4 movies opening wide and another film having a preview. Most of the films are also earning better than average reviews, especially for this time of year. This should give a little boost to the box office, but don't expect to see any major breakout hits or records broken along the way. More...

Movie Websites Launches for September 10 - September 16

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Shaun of the Dead - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

2004 Preview: September

Yikes. September has historically been a dumping ground for bad films and this year looks no different. September is also a very hard month to write a preview for; there are more than a dozen films, but very few of them have received any advanced buzz, good or bad, making predicting their chances very hard indeed. More...

Movie Websites Launches for August 6 - August 12

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Silver City - Official Site - sort of. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/09/25 8 $1,286,000   607 $2,119   $2,443,000 2
2004/09/26 7 $888,000 -31% 607 $1,463   $3,330,781 3
2004/09/27 5 $301,000 -66% 607 $496   $3,632,000 4
2004/09/28 6 $303,000 +1% 607 $499   $3,934,000 5
2004/09/29 6 $258,000 -15% 607 $425   $4,192,000 6
2004/09/30 5 $247,000 -4% 607 $407   $4,452,000 7
2004/10/01 5 $800,000 +224% 645 $1,240   $5,300,000 8
2004/10/02 6 $1,058,000 +32% 645 $1,640   $6,251,000 9
2004/10/03 5 $682,000 -36% 645 $1,057   $6,933,441 10
2004/10/04 5 $213,000 -69% 645 $330   $7,147,000 11
2004/10/05 5 $223,000 +5% 645 $346   $7,370,000 12
2004/10/06 6 $197,000 -12% 645 $305   $7,567,000 13
2004/10/07 6 $191,000 -3% 645 $296   $7,749,000 14
2004/10/08 8 $500,000 +162% 675 $741   $8,200,000 15
2004/10/09 8 $713,000 +43% 675 $1,056   $8,915,000 16
2004/10/10 8 $542,000 -24% 675 $803   $9,457,504 17
2004/10/11 8 $270,000 -50% 675 $400   $9,727,000 18
2004/10/12 8 $151,000 -44% 675 $224   $9,878,000 19
2004/10/13 8 $124,000 -18% 675 $184   $10,002,000 20
2004/10/14 9 $151,000 +22% 675 $224   $10,153,000 21
2004/10/15 10 $350,000 +132% 672 $521   $10,503,000 22
2004/10/18 10 $92,000   672 $137   $11,362,000 25
2004/10/19 10 $103,000 +12% 672 $153   $11,465,000 26
2004/10/20 10 $88,000 -15% 672 $131   $11,553,000 27
2004/10/21 10 $104,000 +18% 672 $155   $11,666,000 28

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/09/24 7 $3,330,781   607 $5,487   $3,330,781 3
2004/10/01 6 $2,481,020 -26% 645 $3,847   $6,933,441 10
2004/10/08 8 $1,708,113 -31% 675 $2,531   $9,457,504 17
2004/10/15 11 $1,109,997 -35% 672 $1,652   $11,269,702 24
2004/10/22 15 $610,567 -45% 571 $1,069   $12,276,669 31
2004/10/29 17 $380,607 -38% 516 $738   $12,893,593 38
2004/11/05 24 $177,463 -53% 256 $693   $13,288,488 45
2004/11/12 36 $60,438 -66% 103 $587   $13,361,868 52
2004/11/19 43 $37,173 -38% 84 $443   $13,425,414 59
2004/11/26 58 $21,377 -42% 52 $411   $13,464,388 66

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/5/20071958,737 58,737$557,414$557,414137
9/2/20072934,664 182,644$328,961$1,733,292141
10/12/20082825,925 809,463$181,216$7,460,638199
10/26/20082921,049 849,468$147,133$7,740,273201

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/30/2009147,667 7,667$107,794$107,794245

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Cast

Simon Pegg    Shaun
Nick Frost    Ed
Kate Ashfield    Liz
Dylan Moran    David
Lucy Davis    Dianne
Bill Nighy    Philip
Peter Serafinowicz    Pete
Penelope Wilton    Barbara
Jeremy Thompson    Newsreader
Jessica Hynes   

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Edgar Wright