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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $37,760,080Details
International Box Office $11,970,774
Worldwide Box Office $49,730,854
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  7. Trailer

Synopsis

Sky Captain and reporter Polly Perkins investigate the disappearance of well-known scientists around the world. Together with Frankly Cook, commander of an all-female amphibious squadron, and technical genius Dex they try to stop Dr. Totenkopf from executing his evil plot to destroy the world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
72% - Fresh
Audience
46% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 17th, 2004 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: April 18th, 2006 by Paramount Home Video, released as Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow
MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of stylized sci-fi violence and brief mild language
Running Time: 107 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens
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Keywords: Robot, Visual Effects, Steampunk
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Brooklyn Films II, Riff Raff, Blue Flower, Filmauro
Production Countries: Italy,
United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,413 $6,224 Dec 17, 2004 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,212 $19,468 Dec 10, 2004 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,091 $43,552 Dec 3, 2004 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,818 $91,915 Nov 26, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,243 $20,453 Nov 19, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,130 $43,173 Nov 12, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,742 $100,338 Nov 5, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,397 $223,973 Oct 29, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,080 $578,496 Oct 22, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,999 $1,218,417 Oct 15, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,904 $2,341,872 Oct 8, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,131 $3,278,417 Oct 1, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,686 $6,658,035 Sep 24, 2004 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,141 $15,580,278 Sep 17, 2004 3
Biggest September Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 76 $15,580,278 Sep 17, 2004 3
Widest Opening Weekend 606 3,170 Sep 17, 2004 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,787 $6,529,339 Sep 18, 2004 2
Biggest September Day at the Domestic Box Office 136 $6,529,339 Sep 18, 2004 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,780 $5,100,000 Sep 17, 2004 1

Cast

   Captain Joseph Sullivan, AKA Sky Captain
   Polly Perkins
   Frankie
Giovanni Ribisi    Dex
Michael Gambon    Editor Paley
Bai Ling    Mysterious Woman
Omid Djalili    Kaji
Trevor Baxter    Dr. Jennings
Julian Curry    Dr. Vargas
Peter Law    Dr. Kessler
Jon Rumney    German Scientist
Khan Bonfils    Creepy
Samta Gyatso    Scary
Louis Hilyer    Executive Officer
Mark Wells    Communication Engineer
James Cash    Uniformed Officer
Tenzin Bhagen    Kalacakra Priest
Thupten Tsondru    Dying Old Man
Matthew Grant    Crewman
Steve Morphew    Crewman
Nancy Crane    Receptionist
Stuart Milligan    Police Sergeant
Paul Canter    Police Officer
Demetri Goritsas    Radio Operator
William Hope    American Broadcaster
Jonathan Keeble    British Broadcaster
Stephan Cornicard    French Broadcaster
Stephen Ballantyne    German Broadcaster
Victor Sobtchak    Russian Broadcaster
Mido Himadi    Soldier
Gerard Monaco    Technician
Chris Robson    Hindenburg Porter
Matthew Coulter    Hindenburg Boy
Merritt Yohnka    Construction Worker

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Kerry Conran
Producer    Jon Avnet
Producer    Marsha Oglesby
Producer    Sadie Frost
Producer    Jude Law
Executive Producer    Aurelio De Laurentiis
Executive Producer    Raffaella De Laurentis
Executive Producer    Bill Haber
Production Designer    Kevin Conran
Editor    Sabrina Plisco
Composer    Edward Shearmur
Director of Photography    Eric Adkins
Co-Producer    Hester Hargett-Aupetit
Co-Producer    Brooke Breton
Associate Producer    Robert Gordon
Marcia Gay    Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay    Marcia Gay Harden
Production Supervisor    Matthew Feitshans
Animation Director    Steven F. Yamamoto
Supervising Art Director    Pier Luigi Basile
Art Director    Kirsten Conran
Art Director    Dave Warren
Art Director    Mike Stallion
Set Decorator    Brian Read
Second Unit Camera    Christopher Probst
Second Unit Camera    Tim Wooster
Costume Designer    Kevin Conran
Costume Designer    Stella McCartney
Costume Supervisor    Richard Pointing
Associate Editor    Timothy Coulter
Sound Mixer    David Crozier
Sound Mixer    Veda Campbell
Re-recording Mixer    Terry Porter
Re-recording Mixer    Dean A. Zupancic
Supervising Sound Editor    Todd Toon
Sound Effects Editor    Donald J. Malouf
Sound Effects Editor    Charles W. Ritter
Sound Effects Editor    Adam Kopald
Sound Effects Editor    Chuck Michael
Sound Designer    Todd Toon
Dialogue Editor    John Kwiatkowski
Music Editor    Daryl Kell
Music Editor    Michael Bauer
Make up    Rebecca Lafford
Hairstylist    Kay Georgiou
Special Make-up Effects    Gary Pollard
Music Producer    Teese Gold
Casting Director    Rick Pagano
Casting Director    Sheila Trezise
Stunt Coordinator    Franklin Henson
Stunt Coordinator    Franklin Henson, Sr.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/09/17 1 $15,580,278   3,170 $4,915   $15,580,278 3
2004/09/24 2 $6,658,035 -57% 3,170 $2,100   $25,517,193 10
2004/10/01 4 $3,278,417 -51% 2,721 $1,205   $30,590,216 17
2004/10/08 7 $2,341,872 -29% 1,743 $1,344   $33,932,601 24
2004/10/15 10 $1,218,417 -48% 1,208 $1,009   $35,899,489 31
2004/10/22 16 $578,496 -53% 872 $663   $36,832,192 38
2004/10/29 24 $223,973 -61% 335 $669   $37,226,427 45
2004/11/05 30 $100,338 -55% 201 $499   $37,392,123 52
2004/11/12 43 $43,173 -57% 107 $403   $37,480,359 59
2004/11/19 51 $20,453 -53% 71 $288   $37,514,410 66
2004/11/26 38 $91,915 +349% 191 $481   $37,635,325 73
2004/12/03 42 $43,552 -53% 142 $307   $37,713,761 80
2004/12/10 52 $19,468 -55% 69 $282   $37,747,092 87
2004/12/17 61 $6,224 -68% 30 $207   $37,760,080 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/09/17 1 $5,100,000   3,170 $1,609   $5,100,000 1
2004/09/18 1 $6,529,339 +28% 3,170 $2,060   $11,704,850 2
2004/09/19 1 $3,875,428 -41% 3,170 $1,223   $15,580,278 3
2004/09/20 1 $925,000 -76% 3,170 $292   $16,506,000 4
2004/09/21 1 $878,000 -5% 3,170 $277   $17,384,000 5
2004/09/22 1 $752,000 -14% 3,170 $237   $18,136,000 6
2004/09/23 1 $723,000 -4% 3,170 $228   $18,859,000 7
2004/09/24 2 $2,100,000 +190% 3,170 $662   $21,000,000 8
2004/09/25 2 $2,957,495 +41% 3,170 $933   $23,769,278 9
2004/09/26 2 $1,747,915 -41% 3,170 $551   $25,517,193 10
2004/09/27 2 $503,000 -71% 3,170 $159   $26,021,000 11
2004/09/28 2 $486,000 -3% 3,170 $153   $26,507,000 12
2004/09/29 2 $428,000 -12% 3,170 $135   $26,935,000 13
2004/09/30 2 $377,000 -12% 3,170 $119   $27,312,000 14
2004/10/01 4 $1,100,000 +192% 2,721 $404   $28,400,000 15
2004/10/02 4 $1,369,903 +25% 2,721 $503   $29,693,073 16
2004/10/03 4 $897,143 -35% 2,721 $330   $30,590,216 17
2004/10/04 4 $247,000 -72% 2,721 $91   $30,838,000 18
2004/10/05 4 $272,000 +10% 2,721 $100   $31,110,000 19
2004/10/06 5 $242,000 -11% 2,721 $89   $31,352,000 20
2004/10/07 5 $239,000 -1% 2,721 $88   $31,591,000 21
2004/10/08 7 $500,000 +109% 1,743 $287   $32,100,000 22
2004/10/09 7 $1,237,958 +148% 1,743 $710   $33,346,804 23
2004/10/10 7 $585,797 -53% 1,743 $336   $33,932,601 24
2004/10/11 7 $304,000 -48% 1,743 $174   $34,237,000 25
2004/10/12 7 $154,000 -49% 1,743 $88   $34,391,000 26
2004/10/13 7 $133,000 -14% 1,743 $76   $34,524,000 27
2004/10/14 8 $158,000 +19% 1,743 $91   $34,682,000 28
2004/10/16 10 $542,445   1,208 $449   $35,571,089 30
2004/10/17 10 $328,400 -39% 1,208 $272   $35,899,489 31

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/09/17 1 $18,859,158   3,170 $5,949   $18,859,158 7
2004/09/24 2 $8,452,641 -55% 3,170 $2,666   $27,311,799 14
2004/10/01 4 $4,278,930 -49% 2,721 $1,573   $31,590,729 21
2004/10/08 7 $3,090,343 -28% 1,743 $1,773   $34,681,072 28
2004/10/15 10 $1,572,624 -49% 1,208 $1,302   $36,253,696 35
2004/10/22 16 $748,758 -52% 872 $859   $37,002,454 42
2004/10/29 24 $289,331 -61% 335 $864   $37,291,785 49
2004/11/05 31 $145,401 -50% 201 $723   $37,437,186 56
2004/11/12 45 $56,771 -61% 107 $531   $37,493,957 63
2004/11/19 47 $49,453 -13% 71 $697   $37,543,410 70
2004/11/26 36 $126,799 +156% 191 $664   $37,670,209 77
2004/12/03 44 $57,415 -55% 142 $404   $37,727,624 84
2004/12/10 47 $26,232 -54% 69 $380   $37,753,856 91
2004/12/17 66 $6,224 -76% 30 $207   $37,760,080 98

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