The Tale of Despereaux

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $50,877,145Details
International Box Office $39,605,172
Worldwide Box Office $90,482,317
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $27,317,436 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $27,317,436
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 RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
56% - Rotten
Audience
45% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 19th, 2008 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: April 7th, 2009 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 93 minutes
Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures

Cast

   Despereaux
Robbie Coltrane    Gregory
Dustin Hoffman    Roscuro
Richard Jenkins    Principal
Kevin Kline    Andre
Frank Langella    Mayor
William H. Macy    Lester
Tracey Ullman    Miggery Sow
Sigourney Weaver    Narrator
Frances Conroy    Antoinette
Tony Hale    Furlough
Ciaran Hinds    Botticelli
Christopher Lloyd    Hovis
Charles Shaughnessy    Pietro
Stanley Tucci    Boldo
Emma Watson    Princess Pea
Patricia Cullen    Queen
Sam Fell    Ned/Smudge
Jane Karen    Louise
Bronson Pinchot    Town Crier
McNally Sagal    Teacher
Matt Adler    Additional Voice
Steve Alterman    Additional Voice
Stephen F. Apostolina    Additional Voice
Kirk Baily    Additional Voice
Robert Clotworthy    Additional Voice
Georgina Cordova    Additional Voice
David Cowgill    Additional Voice
Kat Cressida    Additional Voice
Wendy Cutler    Additional Voice
Robin Atkin Downes    Additional Voice
Eddie Frieson    Additional Voice
Jessica George    Additional Voice
Jackie Gonneau    Additional Voice
Nicholas Guest    Additional Voice
Bridget Hoffman    Additional Voice
Rif Hutton    Additional Voice
Dave Kramer    Additional Voice
Mona Marshall    Additional Voice
Caitlin McKenna    Additional Voice
Scott Menville    Additional Voice
Jonathan Nicholas    Additional Voice
Paul Pape    Additional Voice
Juan Pope    Additional Voice
Michaelle Ruff    Additional Voice
Michael Sorich    Additional Voice
Pepper Sweeney    Additional Voice
Prano Bailey-Bond    Additional Voice
Gary Dunn    Additional Voice
Guy Faulkner    Additional Voice
Bugs Hartley    Additional Voice
Nick Haverson    Additional Voice
Brett Lloyd    Additional Voice
Mark Miller    Additional Voice
Will Pollock    Additional Voice
Adam Shaw    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Gary Ross
Head of Story    Kate DiCamillo
Producer    Gary Ross
Producer    Allison Thomas
Executive Producer    William Sargent
Executive Producer    Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer    David Lipman
Executive Producer    Robin Bissell
Editor    Mark Solomon
Co-Producer    Tracy Shaw
Composer    William Ross
Casting Director    Debra Zane
Associate Producer    Celia Boydell
Associate Producer    Peiyu Foley
Associate Producer    Casey Crowe
Associate Producer    Jamal McLemore
Line Producer    Tripp Hudson
Production Manager    Frederick Lissau
Production Supervisor    Lizi Bedford
Production Supervisor    Danielle Legovich
Production Supervisor    Amanda Davison
Production Supervisor    Rebecca Barbour
Production Supervisor    Kacy Durbridge
Production Supervisor    Rachel Wheeler
Production Designer    Evgeni Tomov
Supervising Art Director    Olivier Adam
Director of Photography    Brad Blackbourn
Associate Editor    Claire Dodgson
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Frank A. Montano
Supervising Sound Editor    Paul Aulicino
Sound Effects Editor    Paul Aulicino
Sound Designer    Lon Bender
Sound Designer    Jon Title
Music Editor    Peter Myles
Music Supervisor    Kathy Nelson
Story Creator    Will McRobb
Story Creator    Chris Viscardi
Casting Director    Tannis Vallely

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/19 3 $3,538,560   3,104 $1,140   $3,538,560 1
2008/12/20 4 $3,802,555 +7% 3,104 $1,225   $7,341,115 2
2008/12/21 4 $2,762,560 -27% 3,104 $890   $10,103,675 3
2008/12/22 2 $2,483,145 -10% 3,104 $800   $12,586,820 4
2008/12/23 2 $2,436,640 -2% 3,104 $785   $15,023,460 5
2008/12/24 2 $1,520,960 -38% 3,104 $490   $16,544,420 6
2008/12/25 10 $1,971,040 +30% 3,107 $634   $18,515,460 7
2008/12/26 7 $3,169,140 +61% 3,107 $1,020   $21,684,600 8
2008/12/27 7 $3,293,420 +4% 3,107 $1,060   $24,978,020 9
2008/12/28 7 $2,470,065 -25% 3,107 $795   $27,448,085 10
2008/12/29 7 $2,268,110 -8% 3,107 $730   $29,716,195 11
2008/12/30 7 $2,407,925 +6% 3,107 $775   $32,124,120 12
2008/12/31 - $1,895,270 -21% 3,107 $610   $34,019,390 13
2009/01/01 - $2,703,090 +43% 3,107 $870   $36,722,480 14
2009/01/02 7 $2,797,355 +3% 3,091 $905   $39,519,835 15
2009/01/03 7 $2,503,710 -10% 3,091 $810   $42,023,545 16
2009/01/04 7 $1,638,230 -35% 3,091 $530   $43,661,775 17
2009/01/05 9 $386,375 -76% 3,091 $125   $44,048,150 18
2009/01/06 13 $262,735 -32% 3,091 $85   $44,310,885 19
2009/01/07 13 $261,995 n/c 3,091 $85   $44,572,880 20
2009/01/08 11 $277,985 +6% 3,091 $90   $44,850,865 21
2009/01/09 14 $620,345 +123% 2,297 $270   $45,471,210 22
2009/01/10 12 $1,251,865 +102% 2,297 $545   $46,723,075 23
2009/01/11 12 $861,375 -31% 2,297 $375   $47,584,450 24
2009/01/12 17 $126,335 -85% 2,297 $55   $47,710,785 25
2009/01/13 - $137,820 +9% 2,297 $60   $47,848,605 26
2009/01/14 - $137,955 n/c 2,297 $60   $47,986,560 27
2009/01/15 - $171,945 +25% 2,297 $75   $48,158,505 28
2009/01/16 - $152,375 -11% 870 $175   $48,310,880 29
2009/01/17 - $326,265 +114% 870 $375   $48,637,145 30
2009/01/18 - $234,955 -28% 870 $270   $48,872,100 31
2009/01/19 20 $313,200 +33% 870 $360   $49,185,300 32
2009/01/20 - $39,150 -88% 870 $45   $49,224,450 33
2009/01/21 - $43,225 +10% 870 $50   $49,267,675 34
2009/01/22 - $47,850 +11% 870 $55   $49,315,525 35
2009/01/23 - $56,955 +19% 380 $150   $49,372,480 36
2009/01/24 - $130,990 +130% 380 $345   $49,503,470 37
2009/01/25 - $100,595 -23% 380 $265   $49,604,065 38
2009/01/26 - $17,100 -83% 380 $45   $49,621,165 39
2009/01/27 - $15,315 -10% 380 $40   $49,636,480 40
2009/01/28 - $17,075 +11% 380 $45   $49,653,555 41
2009/01/29 - $17,225 +1% 380 $45   $49,670,780 42
2009/01/30 - $59,150 +243% 312 $190   $49,729,930 43
2009/01/31 - $115,440 +95% 312 $370   $49,845,370 44
2009/02/01 - $54,585 -53% 312 $175   $49,899,955 45
2009/02/02 - $12,480 -77% 312 $40   $49,912,435 46
2009/02/03 - $13,905 +11% 312 $45   $49,926,340 47
2009/02/04 - $12,625 -9% 312 $40   $49,938,965 48
2009/02/05 - $14,005 +11% 312 $45   $49,952,970 49
2009/02/06 - $51,060 +265% 276 $185   $50,004,030 50
2009/02/07 - $106,260 +108% 276 $385   $50,110,290 51
2009/02/08 - $66,240 -38% 276 $240   $50,176,530 52
2009/02/09 - $15,180 -77% 276 $55   $50,191,710 53
2009/02/10 - $12,395 -18% 276 $45   $50,204,105 54
2009/02/11 - $10,965 -12% 276 $40   $50,215,070 55
2009/02/12 - $15,215 +39% 276 $55   $50,230,285 56
2009/02/13 - $35,700 +135% 255 $140   $50,265,985 57
2009/02/14 - $86,700 +143% 255 $340   $50,352,685 58
2009/02/15 - $58,650 -32% 255 $230   $50,411,335 59
2009/02/16 31 $62,475 +7% 255 $245   $50,473,810 60
2009/02/17 - $16,600 -73% 255 $65   $50,490,410 61
2009/02/18 - $16,495 -1% 255 $65   $50,506,905 62
2009/02/19 - $16,575 n/c 255 $65   $50,523,480 63
2009/02/20 - $29,835 +80% 221 $135   $50,553,315 64
2009/02/21 - $58,565 +96% 221 $265   $50,611,880 65
2009/02/22 - $41,995 -28% 221 $190   $50,653,875 66
2009/02/23 - $6,630 -84% 221 $30   $50,660,505 67
2009/02/24 - $7,665 +16% 221 $35   $50,668,170 68
2009/02/25 - $6,595 -14% 221 $30   $50,674,765 69
2009/02/26 - $8,840 +34% 221 $40   $50,683,605 70
2009/02/27 - $21,080 +138% 248 $85   $50,704,685 71
2009/02/28 - $74,385 +253% 248 $300   $50,779,070 72
2009/03/01 - $39,680 -47% 248 $160   $50,818,750 73
2009/03/02 - $12,445 -69% 248 $50   $50,831,195 74
2009/03/03 - $14,905 +20% 248 $60   $50,846,100 75
2009/03/04 - $14,845 n/c 248 $60   $50,860,945 76
2009/03/05 - $16,200 +9% 248 $65   $50,877,145 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/19 3 $10,103,675   3,104 $3,255   $10,103,675 3
2008/12/26 7 $8,932,625 -12% 3,107 $2,875   $27,448,085 10
2009/01/02 7 $6,939,295 -22% 3,091 $2,245   $43,661,775 17
2009/01/09 13 $2,733,585 -61% 2,297 $1,190   $47,584,450 24
2009/01/16 24 $713,595 -74% 870 $820   $48,872,100 31
2009/01/23 30 $288,540 -60% 380 $759   $49,604,065 38
2009/01/30 30 $229,175 -21% 312 $735   $49,899,955 45
2009/02/06 33 $223,560 -2% 276 $810   $50,176,530 52
2009/02/13 38 $181,050 -19% 255 $710   $50,411,335 59
2009/02/20 39 $130,395 -28% 221 $590   $50,653,875 66
2009/02/27 42 $135,145 +4% 248 $545   $50,818,750 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/12/20096749,409 749,409$12,732,459$12,732,4591
4/19/20099157,622-79% 907,031$2,677,998$15,410,4572
4/26/20091595,714-39% 1,002,745$1,626,181$17,036,6383
5/3/20091779,288-17% 1,082,033$1,347,103$18,383,7414
5/10/20092458,275-27% 1,140,308$990,092$19,373,8335
5/17/20093037,936-35% 1,178,244$644,533$20,018,3666
11/15/20091667,486 1,384,441$1,011,615$23,343,40332
11/29/200921218,324 1,606,572$1,633,064$25,033,53434
4/4/20103052,041 1,702,289$519,890$26,111,33052

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