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Song of the Sea (2014)

Song of the Sea poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $857,524Details
International Box Office $2,762,751Details
Worldwide Box Office $3,620,275
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $1,442,865 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $920,508 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $2,363,373
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as they are drawn into a world Ben knows only from his mother’s folktales. But this is no bedtime story; these fairy folk have been in our world far too long. It soon becomes clear to Ben that Saoirse is the key to their survival.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 19th, 2014 (Limited) by GKIDS
International Releases: July 10th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
September 25th, 2015 (Wide) (Sweden)
December 24th, 2015 (Wide) (Austria)
December 24th, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
December 31st, 2015 (Wide) (Slovenia)
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Video Release: March 17th, 2015 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some mild peril, language and pipe smoking images.
(Rating bulletin 2346, 10/29/2014)
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Selkie, Mute, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Cartoon Saloon, Melusine Productions, Big Farm, Superprod, Norlum, Irish Film Board
Production Countries: Belgium,
Denmark,
France,
Ireland,
Luxembourg

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,084 $1,607 May 8, 2015 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,055 $3,968 May 1, 2015 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,232 $3,994 Apr 24, 2015 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,560 $2,942 Apr 17, 2015 122
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,712 $9,455 Apr 3, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,900 $10,681 Mar 27, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,963 $18,747 Mar 20, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,864 $39,460 Mar 13, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,970 $51,992 Mar 6, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,935 $80,588 Feb 27, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,448 $62,206 Feb 20, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,978 $50,888 Feb 13, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,237 $59,682 Feb 6, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,740 $57,959 Jan 30, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,877 $27,309 Jan 23, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,475 $24,582 Jan 16, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,796 $31,411 Jan 9, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,463 $8,613 Jan 2, 2015 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,175 $9,459 Dec 26, 2014 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,332 $17,967 Dec 19, 2014 3

Cast

   Ben
   Granny/Macha
Brendan Gleeson    Conor
Lisa Hannigan    Bronagh
Lucy O'Connell    Saoirse
Jon Kenny    Ferry Dan
Pat Shortt   
Colm O'Snodaigh   
Liam Hourican   
Kevin Swierszcz   

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Will Collins
Story Creator    Tomm Moore
Producer    Tomm Moore
Producer    Ross Murray
Producer    Paul Young
Producer    Stephan Roelants
Producer    Serge Ume
Producer    Marc Ume
Producer    Isabelle Truc

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/19 47 $17,967   1 $17,967   $17,967 3
2014/12/26 56 $9,459 -47% 2 $4,730   $43,076 10
2015/01/02 61 $8,613 -9% 2 $4,307   $65,845 17
2015/01/09 52 $31,411 +265% 3 $10,470   $100,360 24
2015/01/16 56 $24,582 -22% 4 $6,146   $132,443 31
2015/01/23 54 $27,309 +11% 7 $3,901   $175,851 38
2015/01/30 45 $57,959 +112% 24 $2,415   $241,679 45
2015/02/06 49 $59,682 +3% 31 $1,925   $320,459 52
2015/02/13 45 $50,888 -15% 33 $1,542   $394,283 59
2015/02/20 43 $62,206 +22% 46 $1,352   $492,047 66
2015/02/27 43 $80,588 +30% 45 $1,791   $593,871 73
2015/03/06 50 $51,992 -35% 46 $1,130   $669,525 80
2015/03/13 51 $39,460 -24% 41 $962   $732,158 87
2015/03/20 64 $18,747 -52% 29 $646   $774,413 94
2015/03/27 67 $10,681 -43% 23 $464   $799,599 101
2015/04/03 66 $9,455 -11% 20 $473   $816,182 108
2015/04/17 79 $2,942   7 $420   $834,421 122
2015/04/24 85 $3,994 +36% 9 $444   $841,126 129
2015/05/01 68 $3,968 -1% 11 $361   $845,852 136
2015/05/08 81 $1,607 -60% 4 $402   $850,043 143

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/12/19 53 $33,617   2 $16,809   $33,617 7
2014/12/26 55 $23,615 -30% 2 $11,808   $57,232 14
2015/01/02 63 $11,717 -50% 2 $5,859   $68,949 21
2015/01/09 53 $38,912 +232% 3 $12,971   $107,861 28
2015/01/16 54 $40,681 +5% 4 $10,170   $148,542 35
2015/01/23 54 $35,178 -14% 7 $5,025   $183,720 42
2015/01/30 44 $77,057 +119% 24 $3,211   $260,777 49
2015/02/06 43 $82,618 +7% 32 $2,582   $343,395 56
2015/02/13 43 $86,446 +5% 36 $2,401   $429,841 63
2015/02/20 46 $83,442 -3% 48 $1,738   $513,283 70
2015/02/27 46 $104,250 +25% 47 $2,218   $617,533 77
2015/03/06 50 $75,165 -28% 52 $1,445   $692,698 84
2015/03/13 51 $62,968 -16% 48 $1,312   $755,666 91
2015/03/20 54 $33,252 -47% 34 $978   $788,918 98
2015/03/27 65 $17,809 -46% 28 $636   $806,727 105
2015/04/03 68 $14,759 -17% 21 $703   $821,486 112
2015/04/10 76 $9,993 -32% 15 $666   $831,479 119
2015/04/17 81 $5,653 -43% 9 $628   $837,132 126
2015/04/24 93 $4,752 -16% 10 $475   $841,884 133
2015/05/01 69 $6,552 +38% 15 $437   $848,436 140
2015/05/08 77 $3,457 -47% 6 $576   $851,893 147
2015/05/15 86 $2,508 -27% 5 $502   $854,401 154
2015/05/22 91 $3,123 +25% 4 $781   $857,524 161

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Austria 12/24/2015 $4,040 16 16 46 $25,205 6/9/2016
China 8/12/2016 $1,260,000 6677 6677 6677 $1,960,000 8/22/2016
Germany 12/24/2015 $13,069 46 48 94 $45,485 9/5/2016
Portugal 5/20/2016 $3,706 14 15 45 $15,253 6/30/2016
Serbia and Montenegro 3/31/2016 $0 0 6 8 $1,447 4/19/2016
Slovenia 12/31/2015 $1,491 10 10 20 $8,071 6/9/2016
South Korea 10/15/2016 $0 0 0 0 $62,551 10/27/2016
Sweden 9/25/2015 $23,272 74 74 74 $23,272 9/30/2015
United Kingdom 7/10/2015 $111,895 103 108 659 $620,269 10/20/2015
 
Rest of World $1,198
 
International Total$2,762,751 10/27/2016

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/22/20151212,602 12,602$298,410$298,4101

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