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Snowpiercer (2013)

Snowpiercer poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,563,029Details
International Box Office $83,506,851Details
Worldwide Box Office $88,069,880
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,010,735 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,660,826 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $3,671,561
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

A failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 27th, 2014 (Limited) by RADiUS-TWC
International Releases: August 1st, 2013 (Wide), released as Seolgukyeolcha (Snowpiercer) (South Korea)
October 30th, 2013 (Wide), released as Snow Piercer (International title) (France)
November 28th, 2013 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
December 5th, 2013 (Wide) (Thailand)
December 6th, 2013 (Wide) (Taiwan)
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Video Release: October 21st, 2014 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and drug content.
(Rating bulletin 2310, 2/19/2014)
Running Time: 126 minutes
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Keywords: Environment, Extreme Weather, Disaster, Post Apocalypse, Trains, Class Warfare, Rebellion, Political, Slavery, Cannibalism, Dystopia
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Moho Films, Opus Picture
Production Countries: Republic of Korea,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Top 2014 Theater Average Limited Release 41 $21,398 Jun 27, 2014 3

Cast

   Curtis
   Namgoong Minsu
   Mason
   Edgar
   Tanya
   Andrew
   Teacher
   Yona
   Gilliam
   Wilford

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Joon-ho Bong
Screenwriter    Kelly Masterson
Story Creator    Joon-ho Bong
Producer    Jeong Tae-Sung
Producer    Steven Nam
Producer    Park Chan-wook
Producer    Lee Tae-hun
Production Designer    Ondrej Nekvasil
Editor    Changju Kim

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 21st, 2014

October 21st, 2014

Like last week, it is not a very busy week on the home market. However, unlike last week, there are not a lot of prime releases. The second to last DVD / Blu-ray release for Mad Men tops the list. Well, it is the second to last release, until the Full Season Megaset comes out. The biggest theatrical release is The Purge: Anarchy, which was a huge hit, given its budget, but not a monster hit. As for the Pick of the Week contenders, it's Mad Men and Snowpiercer on DVD or Blu-ray. In the end I had to flip a coin to decide. I came up heads. Then I realized I should probably decide which movie is heads before I flipped the coin. Let's try that again. Snowpiercer is the Pick of the Week. More...

Per Theater Chart: Guardians Rides to the Rescue

August 6th, 2014

Calvary poster

The overall box office leader, The Guardians of the Galaxy, also led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $23,118 in just over 4,000 theaters. Second place went to Calvary, with an average of $18,537 in four theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was Magic in the Moonlight, with an average of $11,396 in 65 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Coming of Age

July 15th, 2014

Boyhood poster

After a weekend with no films in the $10,000 club, this weekend we had the second best per theater average for the year. Boyhood earned nearly $400,000 in just five theaters for an average of $77,524. This is the second best per theater average for the year; only The Grand Budapest Hotel opened with a better average. The overall box office leader, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, was next with an average of $18,304 in nearly 4,000 theaters. More...

Per Theater Chart: Blacking Out

July 8th, 2014

Code Black poster

There were no films in the $10,000 club on the per theater chart this weekend. The film that came the closest was Transformers: Age of Extinction, which earned an average of $8,753 in more than 4,000 theaters. The best limited release was Code Black, which earned $7,978 in one theater. The best new release was Tammy with an average of $6,227 in more than 3,000 theaters. Finally, the best new limited release was Life Itself, which managed an average of $5,713 in 23 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Transformers Top Modest July 4 Weekend

July 6th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

After opening around the $100 million mark last weekend, Transformers: Age of Extinction was always the odds-on favorite to win this weekend, and even a 64% fall will be enough to keep it top with a projected $36.4 million for the Friday–Sunday period. That’s well ahead of Tammy, which will post a respectable $21.2 million for the three-day weekend and almost $33 million in total by the end of Sunday. That’s plenty for a film that cost $20 million to make. More...

Per Theater Chart: Beginning on Top

July 1st, 2014

Begin Again poster

Despite there being a $100 million hit on the box office this weekend, Begin Again still led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $26,813 in five theaters. This bodes well for its expansion on Wednesday. The overall number one film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, was next with an average of $23,633 in more than 4,000 theaters. Snowpiercer was the third film to earn a per theater average over $20,000 with an average of $20,266 in eight theaters. America: Imagine a World Without Her was next with an average of $12,869 million in three theaters. Yves Saint Laurent was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,104 in two theaters. It managed this despite earning weak reviews and opening on the Wednesday. The final film in the $10,000 club was Code Black, which climbed into the $10,000 club during its second weekend of release with $10,953 in two theaters. It is rare for a documentary to do this well, and it is even rarer for a film to see its per theater average grow. More...

Weekend Estimates: Transformers On Cusp of $100 Million Weekend

June 29th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction poster

Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to deliver the year’s biggest weekend, as it performs to sell-out crowds across the country. Paramount is projecting a weekend total of $100 million as of Sunday morning, which honestly seems like a conveniently round number. Perhaps the studio is playing it safe, and the actual weekend number will be a few million over $100 million? Or maybe they’re hoping that announcing a $100 million weekend will help encourage people to theaters today and push the film over the line? Based on the numbers we’re seeing, it looks more like the latter, and we’ll have to wait until Monday to see if Age of Extinction will actually be the first $100 million opener of the year. At the end of the day, it probably doesn’t matter a huge amount: $99 million versus $101 million is a rounding error, and the film has topped $200 million internationally this weekend, which is a great start towards repaying its reported $210 million production budget. More...

Limited Releases: Begin the Weekend with a Limited Release

June 27th, 2014

Begin Again poster

There are more than a dozen limited releases on this week's list, including two films that are opening in limited release this week with a scheduled wide expansion next week. Unfortunately, I don't have high hopes for either of those two films. There are some films worth checking out, including a pair of documentaries, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz and Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, both of which are also playing on Video on Demand. The film I hope has the best start is Snowpiercer, a South Korean film that is earning amazing reviews. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/06/27 26 $171,187   8 $21,398   $171,187 1
2014/07/04 16 $1,007,926 +489% 250 $4,032   $1,509,445 2
2014/07/11 17 $635,370 -37% 356 $1,785   $2,635,472 3
2014/07/18 24 $452,825 -29% 211 $2,146   $3,454,248 4
2014/07/25 33 $203,037 -55% 149 $1,363   $3,904,458 5
2014/08/01 37 $110,192 -46% 100 $1,102   $4,139,199 6
2014/08/08 41 $67,633 -39% 71 $953   $4,280,970 7
2014/08/15 47 $42,578 -37% 42 $1,014   $4,375,238 8
2014/08/22 54 $24,617 -42% 28 $879   $4,428,209 9
2014/08/29 58 $29,203 +19% 21 $1,391   $4,475,666 10
2014/09/05 64 $16,414 -44% 24 $684   $4,500,068 11
2014/09/12 64 $14,401 -12% 20 $720   $4,526,345 12
2014/09/19 - $7,707 -46% 17 $453   $4,543,248 13
2014/09/26 82 $3,694 -52% 10 $369   $4,552,398 14
2014/10/03 84 $2,320 -37% 11 $211   $4,557,092 15
2014/10/10 95 $1,157 -50% 5 $231   $4,560,309 16
2014/10/17 92 $1,774 +53% 4 $444   $4,563,029 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/06/27 24 $501,519   8 $62,690   $501,519 1
2014/07/04 16 $1,498,583 +199% 250 $5,994   $2,000,102 2
2014/07/11 17 $1,001,321 -33% 356 $2,813   $3,001,423 3
2014/07/18 24 $699,998 -30% 211 $3,318   $3,701,421 4
2014/07/25 34 $327,586 -53% 149 $2,199   $4,029,007 5
2014/08/01 35 $184,330 -44% 100 $1,843   $4,213,337 6
2014/08/08 44 $119,323 -35% 71 $1,681   $4,332,660 7
2014/08/15 44 $70,932 -41% 42 $1,689   $4,403,592 8
2014/08/22 49 $42,871 -40% 28 $1,531   $4,446,463 9
2014/08/29 58 $37,191 -13% 21 $1,771   $4,483,654 10
2014/09/05 57 $28,290 -24% 24 $1,179   $4,511,944 11
2014/09/12 64 $23,597 -17% 20 $1,180   $4,535,541 12
2014/09/19 68 $13,163 -44% 17 $774   $4,548,704 13
2014/09/26 82 $6,068 -54% 10 $607   $4,554,772 14
2014/10/03 82 $4,380 -28% 11 $398   $4,559,152 15
2014/10/10 89 $2,103 -52% 5 $421   $4,561,255 16

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 7/24/2014 $49,246 2 24 59 $374,072 10/11/2017
Brazil 8/27/2015 $149,446 162 162 263 $266,786 10/20/2015
Finland 7/11/2014 $38,969 32 32 75 $165,100 12/17/2015
France 10/30/2013 $0 0 276 276 $5,306,545 12/13/2015
Hong Kong 11/28/2013 $108,999 52 52 82 $253,872 12/13/2015
Mexico 10/2/2015 $123,421 0 1 1 $333,878 11/3/2015
South Korea 8/1/2013 $0 0 0 0 $0
Spain 5/9/2014 $0 0 1 2 $100,632 12/16/2015
Taiwan 12/6/2013 $167,955 31 31 87 $555,533 12/13/2015
Thailand 12/5/2013 $283,284 91 91 156 $488,059 12/13/2015
Vietnam 12/6/2013 $46,235 23 23 46 $109,013 12/13/2015
 
Rest of World $75,553,361
 
International Total$83,506,851 10/11/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/26/2014851,466 51,466$616,563$616,5631
11/2/20141735,066-32% 86,532$420,091$1,036,6532

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/26/2014744,160 44,160$659,749$659,7491
11/2/20141710,461-76% 54,621$156,393$816,1422

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