Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $52,898,073Details
International Box Office $100,431,771
Worldwide Box Office $153,329,844
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $40,653,237 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $40,653,237
Further financial details...

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

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
86% - Certified Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 21st, 2007 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: April 1st, 2008 by Dreamworks Video, released as Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
MPAA Rating: R for graphic bloody violence
Running Time: 117 minutes
Keywords: Cannibalism, Food, Revenge, Prison, Serial Killer
Source:Based on Musical or Opera
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Parkes/MacDonald Imagenation, Zancuk Company

Cast

   Sweeney Todd
   Mrs. Lovett
Alan Rickman    Judge Turpin
Timothy Spall    Beadle Bamford
Sacha Baron Cohen    Signor Adolfo Pirelli
Jayne Wisener    Johanna
Jamie Campbell Bower    Anthony
Ed Sanders    Toby
Laura Michelle Kelly    Beggar Woman
Anthony Head    Ballad Ghost

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    John Logan
Based on the Musical by    Stepehen Sondheim
Based on the Musical by    Hugh Wheeler
Producer    Richard D. Zanuck
Producer    Walter Parkes
Producer    Laurie MacDonald
Producer    John Logan
Producer    Patrick McCormick
Co-Producer    Katterli Frauenfelder
Cinematographer    Dariusz Wolski
Editor    Chris Lebenzon
Composer    Stepehen Sondheim
Song Writer    Stepehen Sondheim
Production Designer    Dante Ferretti
Supervising Art Director    Gary Freeman
Set Decorator    Francesca Lo Schiavo
Costume Designer    Colleen Atwood
Sound Mixer    Tony Dawe
Supervising Sound Editor    David Evans
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Johnson
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Visual Effects Supervisor    Chas Jarrett
Associate Producer    Derek Frey
Assistant Director    Katterli Frauenfelder
Casting    Susie Figgis

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/12/21 4 $3,832,426   1,249 $3,068   $3,832,426 1
2007/12/22 5 $2,886,170 -25% 1,249 $2,311   $6,718,596 2
2007/12/23 5 $2,582,209 -11% 1,249 $2,067   $9,300,805 3
2007/12/24 5 $1,168,402 -55% 1,249 $935   $10,469,207 4
2007/12/25 7 $3,166,183 +171% 1,249 $2,535   $13,635,390 5
2007/12/26 7 $2,747,684 -13% 1,249 $2,200   $16,383,074 6
2007/12/27 9 $2,336,162 -15% 1,249 $1,870   $18,719,236 7
2007/12/28 9 $2,652,946 +14% 1,249 $2,124   $21,372,182 8
2007/12/29 9 $2,839,225 +7% 1,249 $2,273   $24,211,407 9
2007/12/30 9 $2,702,189 -5% 1,249 $2,163   $26,913,596 10
2007/12/31 10 $1,371,001 -49% 1,249 $1,098   $28,284,597 11
2008/01/01 8 $2,325,261 +70% 1,249 $1,862   $30,609,858 12
2008/01/02 8 $1,312,046 -44% 1,249 $1,050   $31,921,904 13
2008/01/03 8 $1,149,658 -12% 1,249 $920   $33,071,562 14
2008/01/04 9 $1,746,197 +52% 1,249 $1,398   $34,817,759 15
2008/01/05 9 $2,276,754 +30% 1,249 $1,823   $37,094,513 16
2008/01/06 9 $1,513,587 -34% 1,249 $1,212   $38,608,100 17
2008/01/07 8 $528,171 -65% 1,249 $423   $39,136,271 18
2008/01/08 7 $545,256 +3% 1,249 $437   $39,681,527 19
2008/01/09 7 $504,924 -7% 1,249 $404   $40,186,451 20
2008/01/10 7 $481,778 -5% 1,249 $386   $40,668,229 21
2008/01/11 12 $1,049,109 +118% 1,323 $793   $41,717,338 22
2008/01/12 - $1,443,395 +38% 1,323 $1,091   $43,160,733 23
2008/01/13 - $892,667 -38% 1,323 $675   $44,053,400 24
2008/01/14 10 $360,558 -60% 1,323 $273   $44,413,958 25
2008/01/15 9 $351,924 -2% 1,323 $266   $44,765,882 26
2008/01/16 9 $330,863 -6% 1,323 $250   $45,096,745 27
2008/01/17 10 $328,055 -1% 1,323 $248   $45,424,800 28
2008/01/18 - $766,480 +134% 1,507 $509   $46,191,280 29
2008/01/19 - $1,127,015 +47% 1,507 $748   $47,318,295 30
2008/01/20 - $786,603 -30% 1,507 $522   $48,104,898 31
2008/01/21 14 $567,631 -28% 1,507 $377   $48,672,529 32
2008/01/22 12 $234,854 -59% 1,507 $156   $48,907,383 33
2008/01/23 11 $231,392 -1% 1,507 $154   $49,138,775 34
2008/01/24 11 $243,515 +5% 1,507 $162   $49,382,290 35
2008/01/25 - $345,213 +42% 936 $369   $49,727,503 36
2008/01/26 - $543,770 +58% 936 $581   $50,271,273 37
2008/01/27 - $328,649 -40% 936 $351   $50,599,922 38
2008/01/28 - $101,358 -69% 936 $108   $50,701,280 39
2008/01/29 - $99,549 -2% 936 $106   $50,800,829 40
2008/01/30 - $97,015 -3% 936 $104   $50,897,844 41
2008/01/31 - $97,884 +1% 936 $105   $50,995,728 42
2008/02/01 - $159,337 +63% 536 $297   $51,155,065 43
2008/02/02 - $266,107 +67% 536 $496   $51,421,172 44
2008/02/03 - $106,716 -60% 536 $199   $51,527,888 45
2008/02/04 - $55,811 -48% 536 $104   $51,583,699 46
2008/02/05 - $51,802 -7% 536 $97   $51,635,501 47
2008/02/06 - $49,226 -5% 536 $92   $51,684,727 48
2008/02/07 - $55,273 +12% 536 $103   $51,740,000 49
2008/02/08 - $79,267 +43% 316 $251   $51,819,267 50
2008/02/09 - $120,290 +52% 316 $381   $51,939,557 51
2008/02/10 - $75,607 -37% 316 $239   $52,015,164 52
2008/02/11 - $27,988 -63% 316 $89   $52,043,152 53
2008/02/12 - $27,751 -1% 316 $88   $52,070,903 54
2008/02/13 - $27,966 +1% 316 $89   $52,098,869 55
2008/02/14 - $28,695 +3% 209 $137   $52,127,564 56
2008/02/15 - $42,032 +46% 209 $201   $52,169,596 57
2008/02/16 - $68,531 +63% 209 $328   $52,238,127 58
2008/02/17 - $55,134 -20% 209 $264   $52,293,261 59
2008/02/18 36 $36,593 -34% 209 $175   $52,329,854 60
2008/02/19 - $20,648 -44% 209 $99   $52,350,502 61
2008/02/20 - $18,401 -11% 209 $88   $52,368,903 62
2008/02/21 - $18,950 +3% 209 $91   $52,387,853 63
2008/02/22 - $44,489 +135% 228 $195   $52,432,342 64
2008/02/23 - $68,193 +53% 228 $299   $52,500,535 65
2008/02/24 - $40,042 -41% 228 $176   $52,540,577 66
2008/02/25 - $17,511 -56% 228 $77   $52,558,088 67
2008/02/26 - $18,798 +7% 228 $82   $52,576,886 68
2008/02/27 - $18,114 -4% 228 $79   $52,595,000 69
2008/02/28 - $20,463 +13% 228 $90   $52,615,463 70
2008/02/29 - $30,371 +48% 207 $147   $52,645,834 71
2008/03/01 - $48,446 +60% 207 $234   $52,694,280 72
2008/03/02 - $31,444 -35% 207 $152   $52,725,724 73
2008/03/03 - $12,139 -61% 207 $59   $52,737,863 74
2008/03/04 - $13,592 +12% 207 $66   $52,751,455 75
2008/03/05 - $12,434 -9% 207 $60   $52,763,889 76
2008/03/06 - $13,119 +6% 207 $63   $52,777,008 77
2008/03/07 - $16,009 +22% 139 $115   $52,793,017 78
2008/03/08 - $23,027 +44% 139 $166   $52,816,044 79
2008/03/09 - $13,002 -44% 139 $94   $52,829,046 80
2008/03/10 - $6,739 -48% 139 $48   $52,835,785 81
2008/03/11 - $7,150 +6% 139 $51   $52,842,935 82
2008/03/12 - $7,809 +9% 139 $56   $52,850,744 83
2008/03/13 - $6,967 -11% 139 $50   $52,857,711 84
2008/03/14 - $7,487 +7% 72 $104   $52,865,198 85
2008/03/15 - $11,038 +47% 72 $153   $52,876,236 86
2008/03/16 - $6,523 -41% 72 $91   $52,882,759 87
2008/03/17 - $3,461 -47% 72 $48   $52,886,220 88
2008/03/18 - $3,906 +13% 72 $54   $52,890,126 89
2008/03/19 - $3,502 -10% 72 $49   $52,893,628 90
2008/03/20 - $4,445 +27% 72 $62   $52,898,073 91

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/12/21 5 $9,300,805   1,249 $7,447   $9,300,805 3
2007/12/28 9 $8,194,360 -12% 1,249 $6,561   $26,913,596 10
2008/01/04 9 $5,536,538 -32% 1,249 $4,433   $38,608,100 17
2008/01/11 12 $3,385,171 -39% 1,323 $2,559   $44,053,400 24
2008/01/18 13 $2,680,098 -21% 1,507 $1,778   $48,104,898 31
2008/01/25 19 $1,217,632 -55% 936 $1,301   $50,599,922 38
2008/02/01 24 $532,160 -56% 536 $993   $51,527,888 45
2008/02/08 35 $275,164 -48% 316 $871   $52,015,164 52
2008/02/15 38 $165,697 -40% 209 $793   $52,293,261 59
2008/02/22 35 $152,724 -8% 228 $670   $52,540,577 66
2008/02/29 42 $110,261 -28% 207 $533   $52,725,724 73
2008/03/07 52 $52,038 -53% 139 $374   $52,829,046 80
2008/03/14 63 $25,048 -52% 72 $348   $52,882,759 87

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/6/20082960,838 960,838$19,341,669$19,341,6691
4/13/20085256,724-73% 1,217,562$5,237,170$24,578,8392
4/20/20088172,057-33% 1,389,619$3,465,228$28,044,0673
4/27/20081393,545-46% 1,483,164$1,969,394$30,013,4604
5/4/20081462,432-33% 1,545,596$1,253,635$31,267,0955
5/11/20081657,966-7% 1,603,562$1,204,504$32,471,5996
5/18/20082341,461-28% 1,645,023$812,636$33,284,2357
5/25/20082833,376-20% 1,678,399$654,170$33,938,4048

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