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The Terminal (2004)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $77,073,959Details
International Box Office $141,600,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $218,673,959
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 945 $77,073,959
All Time International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 542 $141,600,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 625 $218,673,959

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$75,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 18th, 2004 (Wide) by Dreamworks SKG
Video Release: May 6th, 2014 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief language and drug references
Running Time: 128 minutes
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Keywords: Government Bureaucracy, Immigration, Language Barrier, Inspired by a True Story, Flight Attendant, Relationships Gone Wrong
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+Macdonald Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 790 $52,102,335 Jul 2, 2004 16


Catherine Zeta-Jones    Amelia
Stanley Tucci    Frank Dixon
Chi McBride    Mulroy
Diego Luna    Enrique Cruz
Zoe Saldana    Torres
Eddie Jones    Salchak
Barry Shabaka Henley    Thurman
Kumar Pallana    Gupta Rajan
Jude Ciccolella    Karl Iverson
Corey Reynolds    Waylin
Gillermo Diaz    Bobby Alima
Rini Bell    Nadia
Stephen Mendel    First Class Steward
Valera Nikolaev    Milodragovich
Michael Nouri    Max
Bobby Golson    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Sacha Gervasi
Screenwriter    Jeff Nathanson
Story Creator    Andrew Niccol
Story Creator    Sacha Gervasi
Producer    Walter F. Parkes
Producer    Laurie MacDonald
Producer    Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer    Patricia Whitcher
Executive Producer    Jason Hoffs
Executive Producer    Andrew Niccol
Co-Producer    Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Cinematographer    Janusz Kaminski
Editor    Michael Kahn
Composer    John Williams
Production Designer    Alex McDowell
Supervising Art Director    Christopher Burian-Mohr
Art Director    Brad Ricker
Art Director    Isabelle Guay
Set Designer    J. Andre Chaintreuil
Set Designer    Luke Freeborn
Set Designer    Luis G. Hoyos
Set Designer    Patricia Klawonn
Set Designer    Victor Martinez
Art Director    Sam Page
Set Designer    Richard Reynolds
Set Designer    Theodore H. Sharps
Set Designer    Maya Shimoguchi
Set Designer    Scott Zuber
Set Designer    Jean-Pierre Lavoie
Set Decorator    Anne Kuljian
Costume Designer    Mary Zophres
Sound    Ronald Judkins
Supervising Sound Editor    Charles L. Campbell
Supervising Sound Editor    Rick Franklin
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Nelson
Re-recording Mixer    Anne Behlmer
Special Effects Supervisor    Michael Lantieri
Assistant Director    Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Stunt Coordinator    Doug Coleman
Casting    Debra Zane
Dialogue Editor    Mildred Iatrou

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May 6th, 2014

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May 5th, 2014

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Ocean Steals International Box Office Crown Back

January 26th, 2005

The International Box Office Race is certainly interesting, as Ocean's Twelve recaptured the lead this weekend with $14.4 million on 4,600 screens in 58 markets and now sits at $170.4 million internationally and $292.8 million worldwide. A large chunk of that total came from Japan, where the film earned $6.8 million (including sneak peaks) on 510 screens, while ending Howl's Moving Castle's nine week reign on top. While this was a strong performance, it was 20% lower that the original's debut in the same market. More...

International Box Office Stolen!

December 22nd, 2004

For the first time in many weeks there was a real race for top spot on the international charts, also, for the first time in many weeks The Incredibles didn't win that race. Boosted by debuts in 22 additional markets, Ocean's Twelve took top spot with $28.9 million on 3900 screens in 27 markets for a early total of $35.2 million. Compared to the original the results are mixed. IN many places it is a lot lower when compared in local currency, but thanks to the Dollar's extended losing streak, it's much higher in American funds. For instance, the film opened in first place in France with 5.7 million Euros, down 16% from its predecessor, however, that's $7.5 million in American funds, a increase of 28%. Other highlights include $5.3 million in Germany, $3.5 million in Spain, $2.2 million in Italy and $1.4 million in both Holland and Switzerland and just shy of $1 million in Sweden. The film remained in first place in Australia despite dropping 50% at the box office to just $1.8 million. More...

Bridget Slims Down but Still Number One

November 24th, 2004

Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason's second round of openings was no quite as strong as last week's, but it was still more than enough to keep its first place finish at the international box office. Overall the British comedy took in $20.6 million on 1,854 screens in 18 markets lifting its tally to $59 million. Out of the new openings, the film was most impressive in Spain with $2.6 million while its best market overall was the U.K. where the film dropped just 29% to $9.3 million. The film is still tracking well ahead of the original and is becoming one of the monster hits of the fall. More...

DVD Releases for November 23, 2004

November 22nd, 2004

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Dwarves Tower Above All

November 10th, 2004

It's a rare feat for a non-Hollywood film to top the international charts, but that's just what the German spoof, Seven Dwarfs, did this week. Playing in just three markets the film took in $10.6 million on under 1,000 screens. In its home market of Germany the film eased just 19% to $9.2 million; the result was not quite as good in Austria where it dropped a respectable 30% to $915,000, but it was in Switzerland where it shined - increasing 4% to $500,000. Overall the film has now made $29.0 million so far but the real test comes with increased competition from holiday fare and the ability to find an audience in non-German speaking markets. More...

Sharks 4 - Dwarves 7

November 3rd, 2004

Holidays throughout Europe, and a $1.5 million, first place finish in Russia helped Shark Tale remain in top spot for the fourth straight week, although it was a much closer contest this week. Highlights include $4.3 million in the U.K., off just 24% compared to its sophomore weekend, $4.0 million in France, which was up 47% from last weekend for a $15.5 million in 4,300 theatres in 27 markets weekend. Its international running total topped $100 million, the 13th film to do so this year, and now sits at $109.6 million. More...

Sharks Sink but Still Stay on Top

October 27th, 2004

Despite a 45% drop in its weekend haul, Shark Tale was able easily able to earn it third first place finish on the international charts. Still early in its run, the film took home $16.2 million in 4,368 theatres in 24 markets pushing its total to $80.3 million internationally. Without any openings the film relied on strong holdovers like in the U.K. where it drop 39%, in France it was off 32% and 35% in Germany. More...

Sharks do a Double-Take

October 20th, 2004

Thanks to mostly unopposed openings several more markets, Shark Tale was able to repeat as the international box office champ this week. Not only that, but its $29.6 million more than doubled its international tally prior to the start of the weekend as the film now sits at $56.2 million. The best opening of the weekend, and most likely of its international run, was in the U.K. where the film managed to take in $9.1 million, ($13.6 million if you include last week's previews.) In France the result was strong with $4.2 million but in the face of local competition, it could only manage $3.4 million in Germany. More...

Shark Attack

October 13th, 2004

With openings in nearly a dozen new markets, Shark Tale was able to take top spot on the international charts with $9.4 million in 16 markets, pushing its early total to $19.2 million internationally and over $100 million worldwide. Highlights include $4.4 million in the U.K., (including previews) and $2.05 million in Mexico. How happy the studio is with these results depends on their expectations. Compared to the average film, Shark Tale is a massive hit. But compared to Dreamworks previous digitally animated film, Shrek 2, it is a large drop. More...

Collateral Climbs to the Top

October 6th, 2004

Collateral finished first on the international charts breaking The Village's five week run on top. Although, with a weekly take of only $9.4 million in 28 markets, it has as much to do with the weakness of the competition as it does with the strength of the film itself. The largest chunk of that box office came from France, where the film earned $3.8 million. More...

Village's Population Grows

September 29th, 2004

For the fifth week in a row The Village finished in first place with $14.0 million on 4000 screens in 38 markets. The biggest opening of the week was $5.2 million in Spain, but suffered another collapse in Mexico dropping 55% during its second weekend there. Its international total hit $100 million over the weekend, the fifth Disney film to do so this year, and the 17th overall. More...

Spider Swings into Italy but Can't Top Village

September 21st, 2004

The Village once again top took spot on the international scene, but by a very narrow margin. Still being plagued by sharp drop-offs, the film earned $11.2 million on 3,500 screens in 34 markets. So far the film has taken it $117 million internationally, higher than its $113 million it earned domestically. Although, it is much lower than M. Night Shyamalan's previous movie Signs. More...

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September 14th, 2004

The Village again was the weekend champ in the international box office with $15.3 million on nearly 3,500 screens in 31 markets. Highlights for the weekend include and impressive debut in Germany at $5.5 million and a less spectacular $3.1 million in Japan. The film also suffered a 55% drop-off in its second weekend in Australia while it held up much better in Brazil. So far the film has earned $63.2 million internationally and is well on its way to matching its $112 million domestic total. More...

Stuck in Neutral

September 8th, 2004

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With Great Expectations Comes Great Disappointment

July 7th, 2004

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July 2nd, 2004

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Temperature Rises in Theatres

June 28th, 2004

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June 25th, 2004

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Underdog Hits the Top

June 21st, 2004

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June 18th, 2004

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June 17th, 2004

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June 11th, 2004

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June 10th, 2004

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June 1st, 2004

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After a rather mediocre May, June looks a lot stronger with two films that should break $300 million. Not surprisingly, these monster hits are being released unopposed during their respective weeks. And also not surprisingly, they are being released at opposite ends of the month. The rest of the films are unlikely to make much of an impact, although a few should cross the increasingly irrelevant $100 million plateau. More...

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April 29th, 2004

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April 23rd, 2004

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/06/18 2 $19,053,199   2,811 $6,778   $19,053,199 3
2004/06/25 5 $13,135,148 -31% 2,914 $4,508   $41,040,124 10
2004/07/02 5 $7,868,718 -40% 2,782 $2,828   $54,327,957 17
2004/07/09 8 $4,974,197 -37% 2,313 $2,151   $65,262,144 24
2004/07/16 11 $3,162,067 -36% 1,804 $1,753   $71,210,710 31
2004/07/23 13 $1,650,183 -48% 1,254 $1,316   $74,491,946 38
2004/07/30 20 $559,570 -66% 580 $965   $75,918,719 45
2004/08/06 27 $304,175 -46% 375 $811   $76,542,402 52
2004/08/13 36 $153,377 -50% 235 $653   $76,861,215 59
2004/08/20 43 $87,237 -43% 153 $570   $77,032,279 66

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/06/18 2 $6,300,000   2,811 $2,241   $6,300,000 1
2004/06/19 2 $7,587,158 +20% 2,811 $2,699   $13,735,388 2
2004/06/20 3 $5,317,811 -30% 2,811 $1,892   $19,053,199 3
2004/06/21 3 $2,239,000 -58% 2,811 $797   $21,292,000 4
2004/06/22 3 $2,435,000 +9% 2,811 $866   $23,727,000 5
2004/06/23 4 $2,087,000 -14% 2,811 $742   $25,814,000 6
2004/06/24 4 $2,091,000 n/c 2,811 $744   $27,905,000 7
2004/06/25 5 $4,200,000 +101% 2,914 $1,441   $32,100,000 8
2004/06/26 4 $5,435,992 +29% 2,914 $1,865   $37,491,009 9
2004/06/27 5 $3,549,115 -35% 2,914 $1,218   $41,040,124 10
2004/06/28 7 $1,473,000 -58% 2,914 $505   $42,513,000 11
2004/06/29 6 $1,508,000 +2% 2,914 $518   $44,021,000 12
2004/06/30 8 $1,155,000 -23% 2,914 $396   $45,176,000 13
2004/07/01 7 $1,341,000 +16% 2,914 $460   $46,518,000 14
2004/07/02 6 $2,458,120 +83% 2,782 $884   $48,976,120 15
2004/07/03 5 $3,126,215 +27% 2,782 $1,124   $52,102,335 16
2004/07/04 3 $2,284,383 -27% 2,782 $821   $54,327,957 17
2004/07/05 5 $2,881,369 +26% 2,782 $1,036   $57,209,326 18
2004/07/06 7 $1,102,000 -62% 2,782 $396   $58,311,326 19
2004/07/07 8 $978,000 -11% 2,782 $352   $59,289,326 20
2004/07/08 8 $999,000 +2% 2,782 $359   $60,288,000 21
2004/07/09 9 $1,505,315 +51% 2,313 $651   $61,793,315 22
2004/07/10 8 $2,076,854 +38% 2,313 $898   $63,870,169 23
2004/07/11 8 $1,392,028 -33% 2,313 $602   $65,262,144 24
2004/07/12 11 $647,000 -54% 2,313 $280   $65,909,000 25
2004/07/13 10 $726,000 +12% 2,313 $314   $66,635,000 26
2004/07/14 9 $714,000 -2% 2,313 $309   $67,349,000 27
2004/07/15 9 $700,000 -2% 2,313 $303   $68,049,000 28
2004/07/16 10 $900,000 +29% 1,804 $499   $68,900,000 29
2004/07/17 10 $1,326,840 +47% 1,804 $735   $70,299,001 30
2004/07/18 12 $911,709 -31% 1,804 $505   $71,210,710 31

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/06/18 2 $27,904,976   2,811 $9,927   $27,904,976 7
2004/06/25 6 $18,554,263 -34% 2,914 $6,367   $46,459,239 14
2004/07/02 6 $13,828,708 -25% 2,782 $4,971   $60,287,947 21
2004/07/09 8 $7,760,696 -44% 2,313 $3,355   $68,048,643 28
2004/07/16 11 $4,793,120 -38% 1,804 $2,657   $72,841,763 35
2004/07/23 14 $2,517,386 -47% 1,254 $2,007   $75,359,149 42
2004/07/30 20 $879,078 -65% 580 $1,516   $76,238,227 49
2004/08/06 27 $469,611 -47% 375 $1,252   $76,707,838 56
2004/08/13 36 $237,204 -49% 235 $1,009   $76,945,042 63
2004/08/20 42 $128,917 -46% 153 $843   $77,073,959 70

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