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The Star (2017)

The Star
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,812,674Details
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A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told—the first Christmas.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,862 $9,812,674
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,101-6,200) 6,154 $9,812,674
All Time Domestic Box Office for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 101-200) 137 $9,812,674
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 211 $9,812,674

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 17th, 2017 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2495 (Cert #50947), 9/27/2017)
Running Time: 86 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Polar Express
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Keywords: Faith-Based, Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Christmas, Christmas in November, Religious
Source:Based on Religious Text
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Sony Pictures Animation, Franklin Entertainment, Walden Media, Jim Henson Productions
Production Countries: United States


   Bo the Donkey
   Dave the Dove
   Leah the Horse
   Edith the cow
   Felix the camel
   Cyrus the camel
   Deborah the camel
Aidy Bryant    Ruth the Sheep
Christopher Plummer    King Herod
Ving Rhames    Thaddeus the dog
Gabriel Iglesias    Rufus the dog
Anthony Anderson    Zach the goat
Kris Kristofferson    Old Donkey
Mariah Carey    Rebecca
Joel Osteen    Caspar
Delilah    Elizabeth
Joel McCrary    Angel, Zechariah
Phil Morris    Balthazar, Miller
Fred Tatasciore    Melchoir, Inn Keeper #1, Pottery Vendor
Lex Lang    Hunter
Roger Craig Smith    Chamberlain, Inn Keeper #5
Joe Whyte    Scribe, Inn Keeper #2
William Townsend    Horse, Goat
Gregg Berger    Inn Keeper #3
Melissa Sturm    Inn Keeper #4
Stephen F. Apostolina    Additional Voice
Kirk Baily    Additional Voice
David Cowgill    Additional Voice
June Christopher    Additional Voice
Eddie Frierson    Additional Voice
Grant George    Additional Voice
Jackie Gonneau    Additional Voice
Kerry Gutierrez    Additional Voice
Bridget Hoffman    Additional Voice
Rif Hutton    Additional Voice
Mona Marshall    Additional Voice
Caitlin McKenna    Additional Voice
Scott Menville    Additional Voice
Juan Pacheco    Additional Voice
Devika Parikh    Additional Voice
Ashley Peldon    Additional Voice
Jessica Pennington    Additional Voice
Moira Quirk    Additional Voice
Michelle Ruff    Additional Voice
Joseph Sanfelippo    Additional Voice
Justin Shenkarow    Additional Voice
Dennis Singletary    Additional Voice
Warren Sroka    Additional Voice
Pepper Sweeney    Additional Voice
Shane Sweet    Additional Voice
Kari Wahlgren    Additional Voice
Lynnanne Zager    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Carlos Kotkin
Story by    Carlos Kotkin
Story by    Simon Moore
Producer    Jenni Magee Cook
Executive Producer    DeVon Franklin
Executive Producer    Brian Henson
Executive Producer    Lisa Henson
Composer    John Paesano
Editor    Pamela Ziegenhagen-Shefland
Production Designer    Craig Elliott
Art Director    Sean Eckols
Character Designer    Dave Colman
Character Designer    Patrick Mate
Head of Story    Louie del Carmen
Layout Supervisor    John Bermudes
Animation Supervisor    Yuriko Senoo
Production Manager    Jessica Berri
Character Designer    Marceline Tanguay
Character Designer    Wouter Tulp
Character Designer    Raffaello Vecchione
Character Designer    Ralph Zondag
Associate Editor    Jennifer Dolce
Additional Editor    Joyce Arrastia
First Assistant Editor    James D. Kirkpatrick
Assistant Editor    Tony Ferdinand
Assistant Editor    Robert Lemos
Assistant Editor    Tim Reese
Line Producer    Victoria Itow-Tsering
Visual Effects Supervisor    Chris Kazmier
Character CG Supervisor    L. Cliff Brett
Animation Supervisor    Ryan Yee
Production Manager    Ozen Sayidof
Post-Production Supervisor    Jessica Smialek
Post-Production Supervisor    Monica Kelly
Re-recording Mixer    Tim Chau
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin O'Connell
Sound Designer    Clayton Weber
Sound Designer    Tim Chau
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Chau
Music Editor    Greg Vines
Score Recordist    Nick Wollage
Score Mixer    Dennis Sands

Friday Estimates: Justice Prevails on Friday with $38.8 Million, but the DCEU in Peril

November 18th, 2017

Justice League

As predicted, Justice League dominated the Friday box office chart, earning four times its nearest competitor. However, it only managed $38.8 million on Friday, which is well below expectations. In fact, tracking has been dropping and the film is now widely expected to open with less than $100 million over the weekend, making it the only film in the DCEU to fail to reach the century mark during its opening weekend. There are a number of reasons why this film is struggling. Firstly, except for Wonder Woman, no film in the franchise has earned good reviews and mainstream audiences may have given up on the franchise. Secondly, the troubled production meant a lot of people who were part of the target audience, but not hardcore D.C. Comics fans, are taking a wait-and-see approach here. Since its reviews are bad, these people are staying home. Its CinemaScore is just a B plus, so it won’t have great legs going forward. Finally, there’s Thor: Ragnarok. That film is proving to be stronger than expected competition, as it started faster and is holding up better than most similar films. I think Warner Bros. is going to have to rethink the entire DCEU before going forward. Aquaman is already in post-production and Wonder Woman 2 is definitely going forward. After that, I’m not sure what films will or will not be made. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Justice League’s $13 million Doesn’t Top Thor

November 17th, 2017

Justice League

Justice League will have no trouble earning first place this weekend, but it looks like it won’t match Thor: Ragnarok’s opening. The latest in the DCEU opened with $13 million in previews, compared to $14.5 million for Thor: Ragnarok. Assuming the films have the same legs, then Justice League will earn $110 million during its opening weekend, which is a little lower than our prediction. Unfortunately, its reviews are significantly weaker than the Ragnarok’s and that’s going to hurt its legs. I still think it will top $100 million, but it will be closer to Wonder Woman’s $103 million opening weekend than to our original prediction. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Justice Reign at the Box Office?

November 16th, 2017

Justice League

Justice League is hoping to be the biggest hit of the month, but two things could get in the way of that goal. Firstly, Thor: Ragnarok got off to a faster than expected start. Secondly, Justice League’s reviews are significantly weaker. There are two other films coming out this week, The Star and Wonder, both of whom are simply hoping not to be lost in a crowded marketplace. This crowded marketplace should help 2017 end its slump against 2016. This weekend last year, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opened in first place with just under $75 million, while there were three other films that earned between $10 million and $20 million. This year, Justice League should top $100 million with ease, while Thor: Ragnarok will earn more than $25 million. The top two films this year should do better than the top five films from last year and that should lead to 2017 earning a comfortable win over 2016 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

2017 Preview: November

November 1st, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/11/17 6 $9,812,674   2,837 $3,459   $9,812,674 1

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/11/17 6 $2,770,595   2,837 $977   $2,770,595 1
2017/11/18 6 $4,141,840 +49% 2,837 $1,460   $6,912,435 2
2017/11/19 6 $2,900,239 -30% 2,837 $1,022   $9,812,674 3

Weekly Box Office Performance

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