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Spark: A Space Tail (2017)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $194,745Details
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Spark is a wisecracking teen living on an abandoned planet with his friends Chunk and Vix. Thirteen years ago the power-hungry General Zhong seized control of their planet Beta, wiping out Spark’s family and sending him into hiding. But now they’ve learned of Zhong’s plan to wipe out the entire universe using the deadly space Kraken, and no one but Spark can stop him.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 9,886 $194,745
All Time Worldwide Box Office 12,626 $194,745
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 3,090 $194,745
All Time Domestic Box Office for Digital Animation Movies 154 $194,745
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Digital Animation Movies 340 $194,745

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 14th, 2017 (Limited) by Open Road
MPAA Rating: PG for some action and rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2466 (Cert #50831), 3/8/2017)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Space Opera, Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Prince/Princess, Robot
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Red Rover Films, Gulfstream Pictures, Toonbox Entertainment, Open Road Films
Production Countries: Canada,
Republic of Korea,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 7,846 $14,838 Apr 21, 2017 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 3,140 $14,838 Apr 21, 2017 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,514 $175 Apr 21, 2017 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6,032 $116,873 Apr 14, 2017 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,314 $116,873 Apr 14, 2017 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 7,114 $320 Apr 14, 2017 3
Theater Average Limited Release 58,237 $320 Apr 14, 2017 3
Top 2017 Theater Average Limited Release 429 $320 Apr 14, 2017 3
Never Wide Domestic 3,813 $194,745 Apr 14, 2017 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 7,342 $194,745 Apr 14, 2017 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 6,147 0 Apr 14, 2017 0


   The Captain
   The Queen
Alan C. Peterson    Zhong
Jason Deline    Various Characters
Rob deLeeuw    Chunk
Athena Karkanis    Koko
Aaron Woodley    Floyd

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Aaron Woodley
Producer    Tracy Grant
Producer    Woo-Kyung Jung
Producer    Youngki Lee
Producer    Harry Linden
Producer    WooKyung Jung
Producer    Zheng Jun
Executive Producer    Hong Kim
Executive Producer    Hoejin Ha
Executive Producer    Jay Ahn
Executive Producer    Hyungkon Kim
Executive Producer    Sen Jia
Executive Producer    Daniel Woo
Executive Producer    Mike Karz
Executive Producer    William Bindley
Executive Producer    Zhao Lan Wu
Executive Producer    Shawn Zhang
Executive Producer    Liang Chen
Production Designer    Daryl Graham
Character CG Supervisor    L. Cliff Brett
Art Director    Hee Kyung Kang
Art Director    Goran Delic
Editor    Paul Hunter
Composer    Robert Duncan
Lighting Supervisor    Sumit Suri

Theater Averages: Going From A to Zed with $27,544

April 19th, 2017

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $27,544 in four theaters. The film is expanding into several hundred more theaters this Friday, so this is a great start. The overall number one film, The Fate of the Furious, was next with an average of $22,920. Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer opened with nearly $100,000 in five theaters for an average of $19,842. The final film in the $10,000 club was Chasing Trane with $16,626 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fate’s $100 Million Stateside Dwarfed by Huge International Haul

April 16th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious is, as expected, posting great opening numbers domestically, with Universal projecting a $100.2 million opening weekend, but the real news this weekend is the record breaking in international markets. Helped by a gigantic $190 million in China—the biggest-ever three-day weekend in that territory—Fate is headed for an overseas debut of $432.2 million, according to the studio. That’s easily the biggest international weekend of all time, beating Jurassic World’s $316.7 million. It’s also ahead of the inflation-adjusted international opening for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II, which earned $314 million on its first weekend internationally, roughly equivalent to $375 million today. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Don’t Get Lost on the Way to the Theater

April 14th, 2017

The Lost City of Z

We have a bumper crop of limited releases this week, with several that are earning outstanding reviews. Unfortunately, this means there’s way too much competition for all of them to thrive. The Lost City of Z has the loudest buzz and I think that will give it the edge at the box office. More...

Weekend Predictions: Furious is Fated to Outrace the Competition

April 13th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

The headline isn’t 100% accurate, because let’s face it, there is no competition this week. The Fate of the Furious is the only wide release of the week (Spark was dropped to select cities.) and it will beat the nearest competition likely by over $100 million. It will likely earn more than the rest of the box office combined will earn. There could be a close race for second place between The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast, but for the most part, there will be no mystery at the box office this weekend. As for this weekend last year, it was also really one-sided. The Jungle Book opened with $103.26 million, while Barbershop: The Next Cut was a distant second with $20.24 million. The Fate of the Furious will need to match this one-two punch, or at least come close, for 2017 to continue building on its lead over 2016. I’m cautiously optimistic. More...

Spark: A Space Tail Trailer

April 11th, 2017

Animated adventure opens on Friday... Full Movie Details. More...

Contest: Leave it up to Fate

April 6th, 2017


It is an easy week to pick the target film for the Box Office Prediction contest, as there is only one wide release next week: The Fate of the Furious. (Spark: A Space Tail was supposed to open wide, but it is now opening in only a few hundred theaters.) Because of this, The Fate of the Furious is the only real choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Fate of the Furious.

Our April Fools contests continue this week. Two of our winners will win Sleepless on Blu-ray Combo Pack, which comes out on April 18th, although it is available on VOD right now. Meanwhile one will be chosen at random to be the fool and receive an HD-DVD release.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a potential winner of Sleepless on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a potential winner, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final potential winner.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/14 27 $116,873   365 $320   $116,873 3
2017/04/21 53 $14,838 -87% 85 $175   $190,511 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/14 - $48,303   365 $132   $48,303 1
2017/04/15 - $37,676 -22% 365 $103   $85,979 2
2017/04/16 - $30,894 -18% 365 $85   $116,873 3
2017/04/17 - $17,610 -43% 365 $48   $134,483 4
2017/04/18 - $14,440 -18% 365 $40   $148,923 5
2017/04/19 - $13,718 -5% 365 $38   $162,641 6
2017/04/20 - $13,032 -5% 365 $36   $175,673 7
2017/04/21 - $3,262 -75% 85 $38   $178,935 8
2017/04/22 - $5,122 +57% 85 $60   $184,057 9
2017/04/23 - $6,454 +26% 85 $76   $190,511 10
2017/04/24 - $2,194 -66% 85 $26   $192,705 11
2017/04/25 - $2,040 -7% 85 $24   $194,745 12

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/14 29 $175,673   365 $481   $175,673 7

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