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Taking Lives (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $32,682,342Details
International Box Office $31,550,021
Worldwide Box Office $64,232,363
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
22% - Rotten
Audience
55% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 19th, 2004 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: August 17th, 2004 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence including disturbing images, language and some sexuality
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Keywords: Serial Killer, Surprise Twist, Film Noir
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Taking Lives Pictures, Inc., Village Roadshow Productions, Mark Canton
Production Countries: Canada,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,024 $15,705 May 28, 2004 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,584 $52,360 May 21, 2004 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,732 $67,803 May 14, 2004 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,921 $84,450 May 7, 2004 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,135 $108,398 Apr 30, 2004 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,954 $237,387 Apr 23, 2004 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,647 $644,459 Apr 16, 2004 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,490 $1,528,417 Apr 9, 2004 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,030 $3,495,271 Apr 2, 2004 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,711 $6,557,426 Mar 26, 2004 10
Biggest March Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 229 $11,458,465 Mar 19, 2004 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,595 $11,458,465 Mar 19, 2004 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,271 2,705 Mar 19, 2004 3

Cast

   Grace Vanderholt
   John Costa
Kiefer Sutherland    Hart
Olivier Martinez    Paquette
Tcheky Karyo    Leclair
Jean-Hugues Anglade    Duval
Gena Rowlands    Mrs. Asher
Paul Dano    Young Asher
Justin Chatwin    Matt Soulsby
Andre Lacoste    Cashier
Billy Two Rivers    Car Salesman
Richard Lemire    Quebec City Cop
Julien Poulin    Quebec City Inspector
Marie-Josee Croze    Medical Examiner
Christian Tessier    Interrogation Officer
Brigitte Bedard    French Reporter
Dominique Briand    Bartender
Alex Sol    Hotel Manager
Shawn Roberts    Desk Clerk
Martin Brisebois    Henri Bisonnette
Gabriel Charland-Gagne    Victim
Nathalie Matteu    Victim
Hugh Probyn    Victim
Henri Pardo    Officer Mann
Fabiano Amato    Waiter
Judith Baribeau    Mr. Costa's Assistant
Anne Marineau    Woman in Gallery
Engenio Kiko Osorio    Sandra & The Latin Groove Band Member
Jesus Alejandro Nino    Sandra & The Latin Groove Band Member
Lisandro Martinez    Sandra & The Latin Groove Band Member
Sandra Campanelli    Sandra & The Latin Groove Band Member
Emmanuel Bilodeau    Doctor
Vince Grant    Illeana's Hotel Manager
Freddy Bessa    Detective Roch
Andy Bradshaw    Officer Darabont
Steven Wallace Lowe    Man at Moncton Street
Marcel Jeanin    Train Man
Brett Watson    Clive Morin
David Eisner    Committee Head
Lois Dellar    Postal Clerk

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Mark Canton
Producer    Bernie Goldmann
Screenwriter    Jon Bokenkamp
Story Creator    Jon Bokenkamp
Based on the Novel    Michael Pye
Executive Producer    Bruce Berman
Executive Producer    Dana Goldberg
Executive Producer    David Heyman
Director of Photography    Amir Mokri
Production Designer    Tom Southwell
Editor    Anne V. Coates
Composer    Philip Glass
Co-Producer    Alan C. Blomquist
Co-Producer    Anna DeRoy
Associate Producer    Josette Perrotta
Assistant Director    David Webb
Second Unit Director    Mic Rodgers
Unit Production Manager    Alan C. Blomquist
Unit Production Manager    Josette Perrotta
Art Director    Serge Bureau
Set Decorator    Anne Galea
Second Unit Camera    Don McCuaig
Additional Photography    Manny Perry
Costume Designer    Marie-Sylvie Deveau
Additional Editor    Jim Page
Sound Mixer    Claude La Haye
Re-recording Mixer    John Reitz
Re-recording Mixer    Gregg Rudloff
Re-recording Mixer    David E. Campbell
Supervising Sound Editor    Robert Grieve
Sound Editor    Yann Delpuech
Sound Editor    Darren King
Sound Editor    Joel Shyrack
Sound Editor    Dan Yale
Sound Designer    Craig Henighan
Music Editor    Joe Lisanti
Music Editor    Suzana Peric
Make up    Donald Mowat
Hairstylist    Jennifer O'Halloran
Special Effects Makeup-Prosthetics    Adrien Morot
Special Effects Makeup-Prosthetics    Bruno Gatien
Special Effects Makeup-Prosthetics    Jonathan Lavallee
Special Effects Makeup-Prosthetics    Jutras Martin
Casting Director    Deborah Aguila
Casting Director    Tricia Wood
Stunt Coordinator    Lois Dellar
Stunt Coordinator    Guy Bews
Stunt Coordinator    Manny Perry

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/03/19 3 $11,458,465   2,705 $4,236   $11,458,465 3
2004/03/26 6 $6,557,426 -43% 2,705 $2,424   $21,717,105 10
2004/04/02 10 $3,495,271 -47% 2,010 $1,739   $27,473,161 17
2004/04/09 16 $1,528,417 -56% 902 $1,694   $30,407,962 24
2004/04/16 21 $644,459 -58% 492 $1,310   $31,663,637 31
2004/04/23 26 $237,387 -63% 315 $754   $32,118,007 38
2004/04/30 44 $108,398 -54% 87 $1,246   $32,320,749 45
2004/05/07 39 $84,450 -22% 237 $356   $32,435,833 52
2004/05/14 48 $67,803 -20% 203 $334   $32,549,015 59
2004/05/21 54 $52,360 -23% 124 $422   $32,634,479 66
2004/05/28 81 $15,705 -70% 44 $357   $32,677,158 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/03/19 3 $4,200,000   2,705 $1,553   $4,200,000 1
2004/03/20 3 $4,597,327 +9% 2,705 $1,700   $8,569,749 2
2004/03/21 3 $2,888,716 -37% 2,705 $1,068   $11,458,465 3
2004/03/22 3 $1,002,000 -65% 2,705 $370   $12,461,000 4
2004/03/23 3 $968,000 -3% 2,705 $358   $13,429,000 5
2004/03/24 3 $851,000 -12% 2,705 $315   $14,281,000 6
2004/03/25 3 $879,000 +3% 2,705 $325   $15,160,000 7
2004/03/26 7 $2,100,000 +139% 2,705 $776   $17,300,000 8
2004/03/27 6 $2,804,184 +34% 2,705 $1,037   $20,016,868 9
2004/03/28 6 $1,700,237 -39% 2,705 $629   $21,717,105 10
2004/03/29 6 $556,000 -67% 2,705 $206   $22,273,000 11
2004/03/30 6 $603,000 +8% 2,705 $223   $22,876,000 12
2004/03/31 6 $565,000 -6% 2,705 $209   $23,422,000 13
2004/04/01 6 $540,000 -4% 2,705 $200   $23,982,000 14
2004/04/02 10 $1,089,000 +102% 2,010 $542   $25,071,000 15
2004/04/03 10 $1,452,979 +33% 2,010 $723   $26,528,735 16
2004/04/04 10 $944,426 -35% 2,010 $470   $27,473,161 17
2004/04/05 10 $312,000 -67% 2,010 $155   $27,785,000 18
2004/04/06 10 $361,000 +16% 2,010 $180   $28,147,000 19

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/03/19 3 $15,159,679   2,705 $5,604   $15,159,679 7
2004/03/26 6 $8,818,211 -42% 2,705 $3,260   $23,977,890 14
2004/04/02 12 $4,901,655 -44% 2,010 $2,439   $28,879,545 21
2004/04/09 16 $2,139,633 -56% 902 $2,372   $31,019,178 28
2004/04/16 20 $861,442 -60% 492 $1,751   $31,880,620 35
2004/04/23 26 $331,731 -61% 315 $1,053   $32,212,351 42
2004/04/30 44 $139,032 -58% 87 $1,598   $32,351,383 49
2004/05/07 39 $129,829 -7% 237 $548   $32,481,212 56
2004/05/14 44 $100,907 -22% 203 $497   $32,582,119 63
2004/05/21 57 $79,334 -21% 124 $640   $32,661,453 70
2004/05/28 78 $20,889 -74% 44 $475   $32,682,342 77

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