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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $63,150,991Details
International Box Office $154,835,329
Worldwide Box Office $217,986,320
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $24,960,617 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $12,258,084 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $37,218,701
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protege. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.


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53% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$160,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 14th, 2010 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: November 30th, 2010 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language
(Rating bulletin 2121, 5/19/2010)
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Source:Based on Short Film
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer, Saturn Films, Broken Road
Production Countries: United States


Alfred Molina    Maxim Horvath
   Dave Stutler
Teresa Palmer    Becky Barnes
Monica Bellucci    Veronica
Toby Kebbell    Drake Stone
Alice Krige    Morgana
Jake Cherry    Young Dave
Omar Benson Miller    Bennet
Gregory Woo    Sun Lok
James A. Stephens    Merlin

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Matt Lopez
Screenwriter    Doug Miro
Screenwriter    Carlo Bernard
Screen Story    Lawrence Konner
Screen Story    Mark Rosenthal
Screen Story    Matt Lopez
Producer    Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producer    Todd Garner
Executive Producer    Nicolas Cage
Executive Producer    Norman Golightly
Executive Producer    Mike Stenson
Executive Producer    Chad Oman
Executive Producer    Barry Waldman
Cinematographer    Bojan Bazelli
Editor    William Goldenberg
Composer    Trevor Rabin
Production Designer    Naomi Shohan
Supervising Art Director    David Lazan
Art Director    David Swayze
Set Decorator    George DeTitta Jr.
Costume Designer    Michael Kaplan
Sound Mixer    Tod A. Maitland
Supervising Sound Editor    George Watters II
Visual Effects Supervisor    John Nelson
Stunt Coordinator    George Marshall Ruge
Associate Producer    Pat Sandston
Assistant Director    Geoff Hansen
Second Unit Director    George Marshall Ruge
Sound Mixer    Christopher Boyes
Additional Music    Paul Linford

DVD Sales: Latest Twilight Can't Eclipse Predecessors

December 15th, 2010

The best new release of the week didn't actually come out this week. This is because The Twilight Saga: Eclipse wasn't released on Tuesday like the rest of the new releases, but on the weekend. Despite having fewer days to sell DVDs, it still topped the sales chart with 2.39 million units / $43.06 million; however, this was lower than the opening sales of its predecessors, both of which had the same release strategy. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 30th, 2010

November 29th, 2010

This is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which means it is the day after Cyber Monday and the end of the busiest gift buying weekend of the year. So it should come as no surprise that there's a bit of a lull when it comes to DVD / Blu-ray releases. In fact, the biggest selling film of the week doesn't come out till Saturday. There are still more than a few releases that are worth checking out, including this week's Pick of the Week, Fantasia / Fantasia 2000 on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack. However, there is no real depth to this week's list and the drop from top tier to second tier is fast and steep. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

November 28th, 2010

Ever since Harry Potter first broke records, practically every studio has tried to cash in on a similar "Kid Sorcerer" film. Most have failed. Disney tried this summer with The Sorcerer's Apprentice, which was partially adapted from The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment of the original Fantasia. That short is one of the most memorable cartoons ever made, and even 70 years after its debut it is thought of fondly. Will this film have the same staying power? More...

International Box Office: Afterlife is Living Large

September 22nd, 2010

It took just two weeks for Resident Evil: Afterlife to become the first film in the franchise to reach $100 million on the international scene. It earned $39.61 million on 6235 screens in 47 markets for a total of $103.58 million internationally and $147.48 million worldwide. Its biggest opening came in Germany where it earned $5.38 million on 434 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.85 million. It also took top spot in Mexico with $4.38 million on 658 screens, in South Korea with $3.88 million on 367, and in Brazil with $2.96 million on 298. It did fall 62% during its second weekend in Japan, which is tragic for that market; however, it still managed $5.00 million on 634 screens over the weekend for a total of $27.71 million after two. With debuts in France, Australia, and other markets still ahead of it, this film will have no trouble getting to $200 million worldwide, while $200 million internationally is a solid goal. More...

International Box Office: Resident Evil not Going Anywhere

September 15th, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife took top spot on the international chart. In fact, it dominated with $41.70 million on 3,935 screens in 33 markets for a total of $68.36 million worldwide. After just one weekend of release, the film is nearly halfway to catching up with Extinction for best in the franchise. It goes without saying that there will be another installment. Its biggest individual market was Japan, where it opened in first place with $13.27 million on 649 screens over the weekend and $15.58 million in total. It also took the top spot in Spain with an impressive $3.36 million on 488 screens, while it was a little softer in the U.K. with a chart topping opening of $2.61 million on 361 screens. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Italy with $1.72 million on 270 screens during its debut there. More...

International Box Office: Double Milestone for Inception

September 8th, 2010

It was a busy week for Inception, as it rose to top spot on the international chart and crossed two major milestones in the process: $400 million internationally and $700 million worldwide. Over the weekend, it earned $21.00 million on 7,785 screens in 61 markets for a total of $425.15 million internationally and $702.30 million worldwide. Much of this was due to its debut in China, where it placed first with $13.6 million. It has yet to open in Italy, but it will likely start falling off at an accelerated pace from now till its premiere in that market at the end of the month. More...

International Box Office: Expendables Remain Essential

September 1st, 2010

The Expendables held on to top spot on the international chart with $24.70 million on 4823 screens in 38 markets for a total of $101.46 million after just three weeks of release. It had a few openings over the weekend, most notably in Germany where it placed third with $2.94 million on 531 screens. Meanwhile, it fell from first to fourth in the U.K., but still added $2.02 million on 453 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.52 million after two. With openings in Italy and Japan ahead, the film will have no trouble getting to $250 million worldwide, which is more than enough to ensure a profit. More...

International Box Office: Expendables Explode on International Scene

August 25th, 2010

Powered by openings in a trio of major markets, The Expendables climbed into top spot with $35.49 million on 4501 screens in 30 markets for a still early international total of $60.30 million. At this point, reaching $100 million internationally and $200 million worldwide is practically a given. The film's best opening of the weekend came from the U.K. where it debuted in the top spot with $6.08 million on 453 screens, while it was also triumphant in France with $4.75 million on 445 screens. On the other hand, it had to settle for fifth place in South Korea with $1.25 million on 298 screens over the weekend and $1.52 million in total. Next up for the film is Germany this weekend, while it opens in Italy next month and in Japan in October. More...

International Box Office: Summer Slows But Blockbusters Still Reach Milestones

August 18th, 2010

As the summer blockbuster season comes to a close, there are few major releases in theaters worldwide. Regardless, there are still a few major milestones being reached, and a few more to come. For instance, Inception maintained its hold in first place with $35.51 million on 6879 screens, in 61 markets, for a total of $320.44 million internationally. It also reached a major milestone worldwide with $568.91 million, making it just one of 78 films to reach $500 million. It is still going strong in a number of major markets, including Spain, where it remained in first place with $2.72 million on 497 screens over the weekend, for a total of $10.15 million after two. It was down just 22% in Brazil adding $1.56 million on 292 screens over the weekend and $4.43 million after two. Its best market overall is the U.K. where it has made $45.53 million after a month of release, including $2.62 million on 472 screens this past weekend. By this time next week, it should have $600 million worldwide, with $700 million becoming a lot more likely. More...

International Details: Toy Story Falls, and Rises, to Second Place

August 8th, 2010

Over the past weekend, Toy Story 3 fell to second place on the international chart with $38.69 million on 7806 screens in 42 markets. However, it rose to second place for 2010 on the international chart with $436.65 million overtaking Shrek Forever After. The only 2010 release that has made more internationally is Alice in Wonderland. Worldwide it now has $826.41 million and it has very likely already surpassed Finding Nemo to become Pixar's biggest hit. The film's only major release of the week came in Germany over the weekend, where it made $4.03 million on 740 screens, bringing the total to $4.35 million. While this is a good result, its not great, and prior to this the film had been doing great. It also remained in the top spot in the U.K. over the weekend, with $12.81 million on 564 screens, for a two week total of $62.82 million. It has likely overtaken Alice in Wonderland to become the biggest hit of 2010 released in that market. As for the film's future, it has yet to open in South Korea and Scandinavia. If it does well in those markets, $1 billion worldwide is still within reach. More...

International Details: Inception's Fast Start

August 1st, 2010

After opening in a few markets last weekend, Inception got its international run off in earnest last weekend and climbed into second place with $56.78 million on 5,177 screens in 36 markets for a still early total of $87.86 million. It opened in a number of major markets and debuted in first place in most of them. The biggest was Japan with $7.86 million on 525 screens over the weekend and $8.94 million in total. France was also a lucrative market for the film with $8.01 million on 626 screens, while in South Korea it made $6.01 million on 583 screens over the weekend and $7.89 million in total. Russia added $7.08 million on 895 screens to its weekend haul, while Australia produced $6.67 million on 413. The film only managed seventh in Mexico with just $467,000 on 152 screens, but this was a low screen count. In the U.K. the film was down just 29% to $6.47 million on 456 screens over the weekend for a total of $22.01 after two. More...

Strong Inception Hold Keeps Summer Alive

July 26th, 2010

While neither of the two new releases exactly earned blockbuster level openings, Inception made up for this by topping nearly everyone's high end expectations. This helped the overall box office reach still summer-like proportions at $162 million. Granted, this was down 9% from last weekend, but more importantly, it's up 7% from last year. Year-to-date, 2010 has earned $6.49 billion compared to $6.21 billion for 2009, while ticket sales are still down 2%. More...

International Details: Twilight Setting But Still Strong

July 25th, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse slipped to second place with $43.82 million on 9,527 screens in 61 markets for a total of $295.66 million internationally and $560.45 million worldwide. This includes a first place debut in Germany with $9.76 million on 767 screens over the weekend and $12.30 million in total. On the other hand, the film was down a stunning 75% in the U.K. to $5.19 million over the weekend and $33.84 million after two. The amazing growth the franchise saw from installment one to two is gone, but this is still a fantastically profitable movie. More...

Weekend Preview: Is Summer Over?

July 22nd, 2010

Every year as the end of the summer school holidays near, the summer blockbuster season simply ends. Usually this takes place early in August, but some years we get an extra week or two of $100 million releases. This year, it could end this weekend. Neither of the two wide releases are surefire hits; in fact, combined they might not make $100 million during their theatrical runs. Worse still, there's a chance we might not get another $100 million hit until November. (This prediction is a little bleak, but certainly not out of the question.) Weakness in the new releases could leave Inception in first place during its sophomore stint, while if it holds as well as some think, it could help 2010 maintain pace with last year. More...

Inception Starts Strong, but will it have Long Legs?

July 20th, 2010

Neither of the two new releases were able to match expectations, while the holdovers were not able to compensate. This left the overall box office down 7% to $178 million for the weekend. That was still 11% higher than last year, lifting 2010's lead over 2009 to $6.22 billion to $5.97 billion. Attendance is still down by 2%, but revenue is higher by 4% thanks to the increased price for 3D tickets. More...

Feast and Famine at the Box Office

July 15th, 2010

Inception, one of the most anticipated films of the summer, hits theaters this weekend, which should help the box office keep up its torrid pace of the past few weeks. It will need to, because this time last year saw the release of The Half-Blood Prince, which was one of the most anticipated films of last summer. Inception likely won't top Half-Blood Prince at the box office, though it could come close. But combined with the other wide release and holdovers, 2010 should put another win under its belt. More...

2010 Preview: July

July 1st, 2010

The summer has really started to get depressing, not just disappointing. It's getting to the point where a film merely matching expectations is enough to celebrate, while beating expectations is practically unheard of. Speaking of which, of the ten wide releases that opened in June only four matched expectations. Granted, that's better than May, but still disappointing. Going forwards, what is likely the biggest hit of July actually opens on the last day of June. Given how front-loaded The Twilight Saga: Eclipse could be, this could have a serious effect when we compare this year's box office to last July. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/07/14 2 $3,873,997   3,385 $1,144   $3,873,997 1
2010/07/15 3 $3,214,440 -17% 3,385 $950   $7,088,437 2
2010/07/16 3 $5,480,633 +71% 3,504 $1,564   $12,569,070 3
2010/07/17 3 $6,967,517 +27% 3,504 $1,988   $19,536,587 4
2010/07/18 3 $5,171,472 -26% 3,504 $1,476   $24,708,059 5
2010/07/19 3 $2,143,952 -59% 3,504 $612   $26,852,011 6
2010/07/20 3 $2,318,539 +8% 3,504 $662   $29,170,550 7
2010/07/21 3 $1,893,308 -18% 3,504 $540   $31,063,858 8
2010/07/22 3 $1,893,667 n/c 3,504 $540   $32,957,525 9
2010/07/23 5 $2,921,906 +54% 3,504 $834   $35,879,431 10
2010/07/24 4 $3,912,877 +34% 3,504 $1,117   $39,792,308 11
2010/07/25 4 $2,816,712 -28% 3,504 $804   $42,609,020 12
2010/07/26 4 $1,180,057 -58% 3,504 $337   $43,789,077 13
2010/07/27 4 $1,381,045 +17% 3,504 $394   $45,170,122 14
2010/07/28 6 $1,193,167 -14% 3,504 $341   $46,363,289 15
2010/07/29 5 $1,197,715 n/c 3,504 $342   $47,561,004 16
2010/07/30 9 $1,301,493 +9% 2,524 $516   $48,862,497 17
2010/07/31 9 $1,784,147 +37% 2,524 $707   $50,646,644 18
2010/08/01 8 $1,379,884 -23% 2,524 $547   $52,026,528 19
2010/08/02 9 $664,326 -52% 2,524 $263   $52,690,854 20
2010/08/03 9 $736,427 +11% 2,524 $292   $53,427,281 21
2010/08/04 9 $645,529 -12% 2,524 $256   $54,072,810 22
2010/08/05 9 $628,807 -3% 2,524 $249   $54,701,617 23
2010/08/06 13 $692,390 +10% 1,766 $392   $55,394,007 24
2010/08/07 12 $964,192 +39% 1,766 $546   $56,358,199 25
2010/08/08 11 $704,646 -27% 1,766 $399   $57,062,845 26
2010/08/09 11 $328,809 -53% 1,766 $186   $57,391,654 27
2010/08/10 13 $376,122 +14% 1,766 $213   $57,767,776 28
2010/08/11 12 $324,421 -14% 1,766 $184   $58,092,197 29
2010/08/12 11 $325,963 n/c 1,766 $185   $58,418,160 30
2010/09/06 23 $200,214   357 $561   $61,776,459 55

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/07/16 3 $17,619,622   3,504 $5,028   $24,708,059 5
2010/07/23 4 $9,651,495 -45% 3,504 $2,754   $42,609,020 12
2010/07/30 9 $4,465,524 -54% 2,524 $1,769   $52,026,528 19
2010/08/06 12 $2,361,228 -47% 1,766 $1,337   $57,062,845 26
2010/08/13 16 $1,120,604 -53% 989 $1,133   $59,538,764 33
2010/08/20 20 $476,035 -58% 472 $1,009   $60,605,526 40
2010/08/27 28 $264,319 -44% 312 $847   $61,075,278 47
2010/09/03 25 $447,516 +69% 357 $1,254   $61,576,245 54
2010/09/10 30 $305,830 -32% 312 $980   $62,164,611 61
2010/09/17 28 $238,786 -22% 275 $868   $62,492,818 68
2010/09/24 32 $181,429 -24% 227 $799   $62,744,187 75
2010/10/01 39 $116,727 -36% 170 $687   $62,910,319 82
2010/10/08 42 $68,421 -41% 109 $628   $63,017,288 89
2010/10/15 45 $49,800 -27% 77 $647   $63,099,283 96
2010/10/22 51 $28,415 -43% 39 $729   $63,143,812 103

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/5/20103569,609 569,609$10,082,079$10,082,0791
12/12/20109196,025-66% 765,634$3,526,490$13,608,5692
12/19/201010214,135+9% 979,769$3,593,185$17,201,7543
12/26/201025132,335-38% 1,112,104$1,823,576$19,025,3314
1/2/20113075,108-43% 1,187,212$1,077,800$20,103,1305
1/9/20112455,584-26% 1,242,796$829,313$20,932,4446
1/23/20113027,227 1,295,266$470,483$21,835,3398

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/5/20102211,993 211,993$5,721,696$5,721,6961
12/12/20101048,107-77% 260,100$1,219,500$6,941,1962
12/19/20101253,540+11% 313,639$1,330,464$8,271,6603
1/2/20111150,737 401,650$1,144,627$10,257,1665
1/9/20112014,930-71% 416,580$408,333$10,665,4996
1/16/20111621,900+47% 438,480$612,970$11,278,4697

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