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The Skeleton Key (2005)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $47,907,715Details
International Box Office $44,349,203
Worldwide Box Office $92,256,918
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 12th, 2005 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: November 15th, 2005 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Skeleton Key, The
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, some partial nudity and thematic material
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Keywords: Surprise Twist
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Double Feature Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,255 $51,165 Oct 21, 2005 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,184 $85,415 Oct 14, 2005 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,409 $94,795 Oct 7, 2005 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,214 $168,645 Sep 30, 2005 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,432 $217,350 Sep 23, 2005 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,018 $627,195 Sep 16, 2005 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,775 $1,510,180 Sep 9, 2005 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,436 $3,306,850 Sep 2, 2005 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,600 $4,537,875 Aug 26, 2005 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,427 $7,725,495 Aug 19, 2005 10
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 149 $16,057,945 Aug 12, 2005 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,107 $16,057,945 Aug 12, 2005 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,166 2,771 Aug 12, 2005 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,073 $5,832,955 Aug 13, 2005 2
Biggest August Day at the Domestic Box Office 386 $5,957,650 Aug 12, 2005 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,464 $5,957,650 Aug 12, 2005 1

Cast

Kate Hudson    Caroline Ellis
Peter Sarsgaard    Luke
Joy Bryant    Jill
John Hurt    Ben Devereaux
Gena Rowlands    Violet Devereaux

Production and Technical Credits

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December 3rd, 2005

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October 2nd, 2005

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September 25th, 2005

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September 18th, 2005

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September 7th, 2005

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September 4th, 2005

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Key Openings for Skeleton

August 28th, 2005

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August 21st, 2005

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August 15th, 2005

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August 14th, 2005

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/08/12 2 $16,057,945   2,771 $5,795   $16,057,945 3
2005/08/19 5 $7,725,495 -52% 2,774 $2,785   $30,448,770 10
2005/08/26 8 $4,537,875 -41% 2,784 $1,630   $38,051,960 17
2005/09/02 9 $3,306,850 -27% 2,414 $1,370   $43,042,955 24
2005/09/09 11 $1,510,180 -54% 1,876 $805   $45,821,815 31
2005/09/16 18 $627,195 -58% 896 $700   $46,853,185 38
2005/09/23 29 $217,350 -65% 345 $630   $47,232,250 45
2005/09/30 32 $168,645 -22% 272 $620   $47,466,390 52
2005/10/07 44 $94,795 -44% 158 $600   $47,614,170 59
2005/10/14 44 $85,415 -10% 146 $585   $47,729,605 66
2005/10/21 55 $51,165 -40% 86 $595   $47,806,295 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/08/12 2 $5,957,650   2,770 $2,151   $5,957,650 1
2005/08/13 2 $5,832,955 -2% 2,770 $2,106   $11,790,605 2
2005/08/14 2 $4,267,340 -27% 2,770 $1,541   $16,057,945 3
2005/08/15 2 $1,925,845 -55% 2,770 $695   $17,983,790 4
2005/08/16 2 $1,773,440 -8% 2,770 $640   $19,757,230 5
2005/08/17 2 $1,524,050 -14% 2,770 $550   $21,281,280 6
2005/08/18 2 $1,441,995 -5% 2,771 $520   $22,723,275 7
2005/08/19 4 $2,454,895 +70% 2,775 $885   $25,178,170 8
2005/08/20 5 $3,134,620 +28% 2,775 $1,130   $28,312,790 9
2005/08/21 5 $2,135,980 -32% 2,775 $770   $30,448,770 10
2005/08/22 5 $818,330 -62% 2,775 $295   $31,267,100 11
2005/08/23 5 $817,250 n/c 2,775 $295   $32,084,350 12
2005/08/24 5 $735,110 -10% 2,775 $265   $32,819,460 13
2005/08/25 5 $694,625 -6% 2,775 $250   $33,514,085 14
2005/08/26 7 $1,405,920 +102% 2,780 $506   $34,920,005 15
2005/08/27 8 $1,948,755 +39% 2,780 $701   $36,868,760 16
2005/08/28 8 $1,183,200 -39% 2,780 $426   $38,051,960 17
2005/08/29 8 $487,025 -59% 2,780 $175   $38,538,985 18
2005/08/30 8 $473,280 -3% 2,784 $170   $39,012,265 19
2005/08/31 9 $389,760 -18% 2,784 $140   $39,402,025 20
2005/09/01 9 $334,080 -14% 2,784 $120   $39,736,105 21
2005/09/02 9 $844,885 +153% 2,414 $350   $40,580,990 22
2005/09/03 9 $1,255,280 +49% 2,414 $520   $41,836,270 23
2005/09/04 9 $1,206,685 -4% 2,414 $500   $43,042,955 24
2005/09/05 - $736,270 -39% 2,414 $305   $43,779,225 25
2005/09/06 10 $194,205 -74% 2,414 $80   $43,973,430 26
2005/09/07 10 $168,980 -13% 2,414 $70   $44,142,410 27
2005/09/08 10 $169,225 n/c 2,414 $70   $44,311,635 28
2005/10/10 45 $8,690   158 $55   $47,622,860 60

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/08/12 2 $22,723,275   2,771 $8,200   $22,723,275 7
2005/08/19 5 $10,790,810 -53% 2,774 $3,890   $33,514,085 14
2005/08/26 9 $6,222,020 -42% 2,784 $2,235   $39,736,105 21
2005/09/02 9 $4,575,530 -26% 2,414 $1,895   $44,311,635 28
2005/09/09 11 $1,914,355 -58% 1,876 $1,020   $46,225,990 35
2005/09/16 20 $788,910 -59% 896 $880   $47,014,900 42
2005/09/23 30 $282,845 -64% 345 $820   $47,297,745 49
2005/09/30 34 $221,630 -22% 272 $815   $47,519,375 56
2005/10/07 48 $124,815 -44% 158 $790   $47,644,190 63
2005/10/14 46 $110,940 -11% 146 $760   $47,755,130 70

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