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The Spirit (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,806,188Details
International Box Office $19,200,000
Worldwide Box Office $39,006,188
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $23,865,714 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $23,865,714
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
14% - Rotten
Audience
25% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2008 (Wide) by Lionsgate
Video Release: April 14th, 2009 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of stylized violence and action, some sexual content and brief nudity
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Odd Lot Entertainment, Lionsgate
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,101 $74,798 Jan 16, 2009 25
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,101 $558,480 Jan 9, 2009 18
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,884 $3,259,898 Jan 2, 2009 11
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,487 $6,463,278 Dec 26, 2008 4
Widest Opening Weekend 1,563 2,509 Dec 26, 2008 4

Cast

   The Spirit
Eva Mendes    Sand Saref
Sarah Paulson    Ellen
Dan Lauria    Dolan
Paz Vega    Plaster of Paris
Eric Balfour    Mahmoud
Jaime King    Lorelei
Scarlett Johansson    Silk N. Floss
Samuel L. Jackson    The Octopus
Louis Lombardi    Pathos Etc.
Stana Katic    Morgenstern
Richard Portnow    Donefeld
Johnny Simmons    Young Spirit
Dan Gerrity    Detective Sussman
Kimberly Cox    Damsel in Distress
Brian Lucero    Thug
David B. Martin    Thug
Larry Reinhardt-Meyer    Officer MacReady
Frank Miller    Liebowitz
Dan Hubbert    Medic
Seychelle Gabriel    Young Sand
Michal Milhoan    Uncle Pete
John Cade    Mafioso
David Wiegand    Officer Saref
Chad Brummett    Reporter
Mark DelGallo    Seth
Aaron Toney    Handbag Thief
Dean Eldon Squibb    Handbag Man
Meeghan Holaway    Female Reporter
Al Goto    Poker Player
Roman Tissera    Doorman
Frank Bond    Doorman
Hugh Elliott    Doorman
Robert Douglas Washington    Onlooker
Bill Pope    Onlooker
Ben Petry    Son
Marina Lyon    Young Mother
Paul Levitz    Onlooker
Emily Cheung    Onlooker
Keith Kuhl    Onlooker
Cayley Bell    Onlooker
Jasmine Mohamed    Onlooker
T. Jay O'Brien    Wino
Rio Alexander    Creep
Drew Pollock    Officer Klink

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Frank Miller
Story Creator    Will Eisner
Producer    Michael E. Uslan
Producer    Deborah Del Prete
Producer    Gigi Pritzker
Executive Producer    Benjamin Melniker
Executive Producer    Steven Maier
Co-Producer    Linda McDonough
Co-Producer    F.J. DeSanto
Casting Director    Aquila Wood
Executive Producer    William Lischak
Executive Producer    Michael Burns
Executive Producer    Michael Paseornek
Co-Executive Producer    Jeff Andrick
Associate Producer    Marc Sadeghi
Line Producer    Alton Walpole
Assistant Director    Benita Allen
Second Unit Director    Stu Maschwitz
Unit Production Manager    Alton Walpole
Production Supervisor    Dawn Todd
Art Director    Rosario Provenza
Set Decorator    Gabrielle Petrissans
Director of Photography    Bill Pope
Second Unit Camera    Bobby Finley III
Costume Designer    Michael Dennison
Editor    Gregory Nussbaum
Sound Mixer    David J. Brownlow
Re-recording Mixer    Paul Massey
Re-recording Mixer    David Giammarco
Re-recording Mixer    Craig Henighan
Supervising Sound Editor    Craig Henighan
Designer    Warren Hendriks
Designer    Derek Vanderhorst
Designer    Paula Fairfield
Designer    Carla Murray
Sound Designer    Craig Henighan
Dialogue Editor    Helen Luttrell
Music Editor    Jeff Carson
Make up    Isabel Harkins
Hairstylist    Camille Friend
Special Make-up Effects    P13 Entertainment, Inc.
Project Coordinator    Annie Kurtzman
Composer    David Newman
Casting Director    Tricia Wood
Casting Director    Jennifer Smith
Casting Director    Deborah Aquila
Additional Casting    Samantha A. Finkler
Additional Casting    Erin Toner
Stunt Coordinator    John Medlen

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May 10th, 2009

There were only three new releases to chart this week; however, those three new releases all reach the top six. This includes a new number one film, The Wrestler, which should have strong legs thanks to amazing reviews. More...

DVD Sales - New Releases Lack Spirit on the Home Market

April 29th, 2009

There were just a pair of new releases to reach the top 30 on the sales chart this week. This includes the new number one DVD; however, sales of The Spirit were hardly impressive as it managed just 334,000 units and $6.27 million in sales. More...

DVD Rentals - Rental Chart Stands Still

April 29th, 2009

There were only two new releases to reach the top 30 on the rental chart this week, meaning there was not a lot of movement to report. The Day the Earth Stood Still remained in first place with a third more rentals than The Spirit, which opened in second place. More...

DVD Releases for April 14th, 2009 - Part II

April 14th, 2009

Not a busy week on the home market with the least number of new releases on this week for a number of weeks. (It seems busier than it is, because of all of the spotlight reviews. In fact, there are as many spotlight reviews as there are simple mentions. Additionally, there are more spotlight reviews for late arrivals than there are for this week's releases.) Looking for the best of the best, there's not a lot on top worth of the DVD Pick of the Week. The release I'm looking forward to the most is Lost in Austen - Buy from Amazon, which I'm awarding the DVD Pick of the Week. Thanks to the number of spotlight reviews, this week's list had to be split into two with the second part found here. More...

DVD Releases for April 14th, 2009 - Part I

April 14th, 2009

Not a busy week on the home market with the least number of new releases on this week for a number of weeks. (It seems busier than it is, because of all of the spotlight reviews. In fact, there are as many spotlight reviews as there are simple mentions. Additionally, there are more spotlight reviews for late arrivals than there are for this week's releases.) Looking for the best of the best, there's not a lot on top worth of the DVD Pick of the Week. The release I'm looking forward to the most is Lost in Austen - Buy from Amazon, which I'm awarding the DVD Pick of the Week. Thanks to the number of spotlight reviews, this week's list had to be split into two with the second part found here. More...

International Details - Day Starts to Set on International Chart

January 11th, 2009

The Day the Earth Stood Still fell out of the top five, as it was down 46% to $10.91 million on 5008 screens in 42 markets for a total of $129.59 million internationally and $204.01 million worldwide. The film's best market was Japan, where it remained in second place with $2.71 million on 642 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.19 million after three. More...

Happy New Year at the Box Office

January 6th, 2009

The first weekend of the year starts well with practically every film in the top five having at least something to cheer about. Overall the box office pulled in $153 million, which is 24% less than last weekend; however, it's a post-holiday weekend, so that decline is understandable. Compared to the first weekend of 2008, 2009 is off to a great start up just shy of 10% over last year. And more importantly, last year got off to a great start, so we are looking at a fantastic start. More...

International Details - Bollywood Blockbuster Breaks into Top Five

January 5th, 2009

Ghajini was a surprise entry in the top five as the Indian film earned $12.85 million on 1347 screens in 22 markets, which is more than enough to be considered a monster hit. In fact, it set records in its native market and could break the record set by Dhoom 2 worldwide. More...

Marley a Gift to the Box Office

December 30th, 2008

Not every film lived up to expectations over the weekend, but more than enough did that we can safely say 2008 ended on a high note. Over the past three days, the box office pulled in $201 million, which was more than double last week's haul of $90 million. It was also close to 8% better than the same weekend last year, however, that's not enough for 2008 to recover, and it is still almost 1% behind last year's pace $9.55 billion to $9.63 billion. Ticket sales were off by more than 5%, which is the second worst decline in more than a decade. That said, nearly $10 billion in ticket sales is still huge, and as long as production budgets don't get out of hand, the industry is healthy. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of December 26, 2008

December 28th, 2008

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Blizzard of New Releases for Christmas

December 24th, 2008

There are five films opening wide tomorrow, as well as a limited release expanding into more than 1000 theaters, which could be enough to propel it into the top ten. Given the weak new releases for the past few weeks, there is a chance all five wide releases will place in the top five, while it is unlikely any will bomb completely (even the two saddled with negative buzz). Compared to last Christmas, the box office could see some growth, which will help the year end on a positive note. More...

2008 Preview: December

December 1st, 2008

We end the year with a winning streak, one that will hopefully continue right through the New Year holiday. It seems nearly every film released this month is either an Oscar contender or a potential $100 million hit. Sometimes both. If all six films with box office potentials of $100 million or more reach that milestone, and Bolt and Four Christmases have the legs to make it there as well, we could set the record for most $100 million released in a single year. (It is currently at 29 films set in 2003.) More...

Cast Updates - August 23, 2008

August 23rd, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Extract, Gnomeo and Juliet, My Life in Ruins, and more! More...

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May 11th, 2008

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Cast Updates - August 23, 2007

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/26 9 $6,463,278   2,509 $2,576   $10,305,501 4
2009/01/02 13 $3,259,898 -50% 2,509 $1,299   $17,743,738 11
2009/01/09 23 $558,480 -83% 1,088 $513   $19,446,189 18
2009/01/16 40 $74,798 -87% 168 $445   $19,765,327 25

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/25 7 $3,842,223   2,509 $1,531   $3,842,223 1
2008/12/26 9 $2,610,877 -32% 2,509 $1,041   $6,453,100 2
2008/12/27 9 $2,162,390 -17% 2,509 $862   $8,615,490 3
2008/12/28 9 $1,690,011 -22% 2,509 $674   $10,305,501 4
2008/12/29 10 $1,178,824 -30% 2,509 $470   $11,484,325 5
2008/12/30 12 $1,023,885 -13% 2,509 $408   $12,508,210 6
2009/01/02 - $1,294,442   2,509 $516   $15,778,282 9
2009/01/03 - $1,219,547 -6% 2,509 $486   $16,997,829 10
2009/01/04 - $745,909 -39% 2,509 $297   $17,743,738 11
2009/01/05 13 $312,775 -58% 2,509 $125   $18,056,513 12
2009/01/06 11 $310,096 -1% 2,509 $124   $18,366,609 13
2009/01/07 12 $272,349 -12% 2,509 $109   $18,638,958 14
2009/01/19 40 $16,552   168 $99   $19,781,879 26

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/19 13 $3,842,223   2,509 $1,531   $3,842,223 1
2008/12/26 9 $10,641,617 +177% 2,509 $4,241   $14,483,840 8
2009/01/02 12 $4,403,869 -59% 2,509 $1,755   $18,887,709 15
2009/01/09 23 $802,820 -82% 1,088 $738   $19,690,529 22
2009/01/16 39 $115,659 -86% 168 $688   $19,806,188 29

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/19/20091334,298 334,298$6,268,088$6,268,0881
4/26/20094176,055-47% 510,353$4,211,447$10,479,5342
5/3/20091292,320-48% 602,673$2,051,378$12,530,9123
5/10/20091669,560-25% 672,233$1,530,863$14,061,7754
5/17/20092745,892-34% 718,125$992,258$15,054,0335
5/24/20093042,107-8% 760,232$845,087$15,899,1216

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