WALL-E

WALL-E poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $223,808,164Details
International Box Office $308,782,830
Worldwide Box Office $532,590,994
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $190,795,078 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $190,795,078
Further financial details...

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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
89% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$180,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 27th, 2008 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: November 18th, 2008 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
Keywords: Family Movie, Robot
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Walt Disney Feature Animation, Disney-Pixar

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 5th, 2011

It's a terrible week for new DVD and Blu-ray releases with no first run releases of note. There's not even an abundance of limited releases, TV on DVD releases, or catalogue releases to pick up the slack. The best-selling release according to Amazon.com is 13 Assassins on Blu-ray and it is also arguably the best. It's really the only competitor for Pick of the Week. More...

DVD Sales - Going Out of Business is Good Titles

A combination of terrible new releases and two massive store sales (including the Circuit City Going out of Business sale) meant this week's sales chart was dominated by some of the biggest hits from last year. However, the number one DVD remained High School Musical 3 - Senior Year, which sold an additional 543,000 units for the week to give it a total of 2.05 million units sold and $36.14 million in consumer retail spending. More...

Awards Season - Slumdog Rich in Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their winners tonight in a star-studded gala. While there were plenty of winners, Slumdog Millionaire walked away with eight Oscars, easily the most of any film tonight. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest under way, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we will look at Best Writing - Original Screenplay and Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay. More...

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Animated Feature / Best Documentary

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Animated Feature Film and Best Feature Length Documentary. More...

Awards Season - Slumdog Continues to Produce Wins

The PGA awards were announced last night, and Slumdog Millionaires walked away a winner, again. But it wasn't the only film to win. More...

Awards Season - Oscar Nods far from Curious

For a year without an obvious front-runner for the Oscar race, there were not a whole lot of surprises when it came to the nominations. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations today and leading the way was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with thirteen while Slumdog Millionaire was second with ten. More...

Millionaire Richer after Golden Wins

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International Details - Down Under goes Over $100 million

Australia reached a major milestone this past weekend as it topped $100 million internationally. Over the weekend the film added $12.33 million on 4901 screens in 55 markets for a total of $103.30 million internationally and $151.06 million worldwide. Additionally, with openings in Italy, Brazil, China, Russia, and Japan still ahead, the film has a shot at $200 million worldwide. That would be enough to cover the film's production budget, after taking into account Australia's generous tax incentives. More...

Awards Season - Golden Globes are Slumming It

The first of the major awards ceremonies were held last night as the Hollywood Foreign Press handed out the 66th annual Golden Globes awards. There were very few films that earned more than one award, but the big winner was Slumdog Millionaire with four wins. It is instantly an Oscar favorite. More...

International Details - Day Starts to Set on International Chart

The Day the Earth Stood Still fell out of the top five, as it was down 46% to $10.91 million on 5008 screens in 42 markets for a total of $129.59 million internationally and $204.01 million worldwide. The film's best market was Japan, where it remained in second place with $2.71 million on 642 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.19 million after three. More...

Awards Season - Hat Trick Of Guild Nominations

The final guild nominations were recently announced, and there are several theatrical categories to get to. The three guilds, DGA, PGA, and WGA, announced out eight nominations in total, which really help to fill in the gaps for prediction the Oscar nods. Or in some cases, just make matters more confusing. More...

DVD Sales - Knight Rises

This week, new releases were practically non-existent on the DVD sales chart. In fact, the best selling releases to make their debut on the chart were the late releases from last week. The best seller overall this week was The Dark Knight with 1.69 million units and $37.11 million in consumer retail spending for the week, giving it just a hair under 12.00 million units sold and $252.82 million in sales after three. This is clearly the best selling DVD of 2008 having sold over 1 million units more than WALL-E and nearly $70 million more in retail sales. More...

International Details - Bollywood Blockbuster Breaks into Top Five

Ghajini was a surprise entry in the top five as the Indian film earned $12.85 million on 1347 screens in 22 markets, which is more than enough to be considered a monster hit. In fact, it set records in its native market and could break the record set by Dhoom 2 worldwide. More...

DVD Sales - Mamma Hot on Sales Chart

There were only three new releases to chart this week, sort of. Call in three and a half new releases, but we will get to that in a bit. On the top of the sales chart this week was Mamma Mia!, which sold 3.72 million units for $77.68 million in consumer retail spending. More...

International Details - The One tops $10 Million

It turns out studio estimates were highly accurate, and the only real change from Wednesday's column involves a surprise $10 million film. If You Are The One opened in first place in China and fourth place internationally with $11.68 million on 1010 screens. More...

DVD Sales - Dark Knight Shines Bright

Not many new releases charted this week, but that doesn't matter as we had a record breaking release at the top. Not only did The Dark Knight become the fastest selling DVD of the year with 7.50 million units and $158.74 million, it also became the first Blu-ray to sell more than 1 million units during its first week of release, as it just crossed into seven digits. More...

International Details - Bolt Best of the Rest

No new openings left Bolt out of the top five with $4.94 million on 1916 screens in 11 markets for a total of $28.69 million. Its best market was Russia where it slipped to second place with $1.20 million on 570 screens for a three-week total of $10.73 million, while it added $1.06 million on 412 screens over the weekend in Spain for a total of $3.96 million after two. The film has yet to open in most major markets, and won't until the new year, but when it is done it should surpass its domestic total while aiming for $250 million worldwide. More...

DVD Sales - A Prince\'s Ransom

New releases dominated the top of the sales chart this week, earning the top three spots. This included The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, which sold 3.34 million units and generated $54.72 million in revenue. More...

International Details - International Releases are Enthralling

There were nine international releases making their debuts on the charts this week, as well as several holdovers. The best of these films was Forever Enthralled, as the Chinese film took first place in its native market and sixth place internationally with $6.15 million on 1375 screens. More...

Awards Season - The Curious Case of the Frost/Nixon Globe Nominations

The latest set of Awards Season nominations were handed out today as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations. There was not much in the way of surprises, and it is hard to look at one film and say it was the big winner, but Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button come the closest. More...

DVD Rentals - Hancock Flies to the Top

There were not that many new releases to chart this week, but Hancock was able to open on top with about 40% more rentals than Tropic Thunder. More...

DVD Sales - In the Black

There were not many new releases to chart this week, but we did have a new number one as Hancock took top spot on the sales chart. That film sold 3.02 million units during its first week of release for a total of $61.23 million in consumer retail spending. More...

2008 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part I

Thanksgiving is over and that can only mean on thing, Christmas shopping! And that means it is time for our annual Holiday Gift Guide. This week we will look at some of the recent releases, as well as some soon to be released Blu-ray films. More...

DVD Rentals - Tropic Vacation

Tropic Thunder topped the rental charts, generating about 20% more revenue than fellow new release WALL-E, which placed second. More...

DVD Sales - WALL-E Sales Out of this World

WALL-E was the biggest new release of the week, as it topped the sales chart with an impressive 6.20 million units sold and $112.07 million in consumer retail spending. This is the best opening week for a DVD since At World's End sold more than 8 million units during its opening week last year and it instantly puts the DVD into second place for the year. More...

DVD Releases for November 26, 2008 - Part I

Strange week. There are a dozen spotlight reviews on the list this week, but only one is for a DVD coming out this week. Ten are for DVDs that arrived late, and one spotlight review is actually early. As for this week's releases, there are not that many that seem like must-haves and none rise to the level of a DVD Pick of the Week. If I were to choose the best release found below, it's WALL-E, which came out last week. But even then I would chose the Blu-ray I reviewed last week over the DVD. Despite the lack of a top tier release, there were still more than enough that it was necessary to split the list into two parts. Part two can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for November 26, 2008 - Part II

Strange week. There are a dozen spotlight reviews on the list this week, but only one is for a DVD coming out this week. Ten are for DVDs that arrived late, and one spotlight review is actually early. As for this week's releases, there are not that many that seem like must haves and none rise to the level of a DVD Pick of the Week. If I were to choose the best release found below, it's WALL-E, which came out last week. But even then I would chose the Blu-ray I reviewed last week over the DVD. Despite the lack of a top tier release, there were still more than enough that it was necessary to split the list into two parts. Part one can be found here. More...

International Details - School Climbing Higher

High School Musical 3: Senior Year fell below $10 million this past weekend, but we still able to remain in second place internationally earning $8.65 million on 4642 screens in 34 markets for a total of $123.01 million internationally and $207.178 million worldwide. The only opening of note this weekend came in Russia, however, the film struggled there placing sixth with $353,000 on 128 screens. Its best market was the U.K. where it added $1.46 million on 483 screens over the weekend for a total of $31.76 million. More...

DVD Releases for November 18, 2008 - Part I

It's a weird week for the DVD release report. According to Amazon, seven of the top ten releases come from two movies: WALL-E and Tropic Thunder. Add in the Spanish language edition and there are five versions of the former movie coming out this week, including the 3-Disc DVD and the 3-Disc Blu-ray, either one of which is worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. The overall group of releases feels weaker than last week, but it is more than enough that it had to be split into two parts. Part two can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for November 18, 2008 - Part II

It's a weird week for the DVD release report. According to Amazon, seven of the top ten releases come from two movie: WALL-E and Tropic Thunder. Add in the Spanish language edition and there are five versions of the former movie coming out this week, including the 3-Disc DVD and the 3-Disc Blu-ray, either one of which is worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. The overall group of releases feels weaker than last week, but it is more than enough that it had to be split into two parts. Part one can be found here. More...

International Details - High School Graduates to the Century Mark

High School Musical 3: Senior Year remained in second place with $14.63 million on 4413 screens in 30 markets for a total of $110.38 million internationally. This is more than it will make domestically by the end of its run, and at this pace hitting $200 million worldwide will not be an issue, as it has openings in Russia, Australia, and Japan still to go. Its biggest market of the weekend was Italy where it made $2.60 million on 487 screens over the weekend for a total of $9.02 million. Meanwhile, its biggest market overall was the U.K. with $31.44 million, including $2.39 million on 470 screens over the past weekend. More...

International Details - World Sees Saw

Saw V slipped a spot to sixth place with $6.44 million on 1703 screens in 26 markets for a total of $16.52 million. This week it opened in fourth place in Russia with $745,000 on 200 screens while in earned seventh place in Mexico with just $148,000 on 120 screens. As far as holdovers go, the film fell more than 60% in the U.K. to $1.55 million on 367 screens for a total of $7.53 million. More...

International Details - Number One is Number Six

Public Enemy Number One Part 1 opened in first place in France with $5.66 million on 489 screens. Adding in a couple of smaller markets and it pulled in $5.80 million on 527 screens in 3 markets over the weekend, landing in sixth place internationally. More...

International Top Five - Eagle Flies to the Top

Eagle Eye reached the top spot on the international charts this weekend with $11.48 million on 3,546 screens in 45 markets for a total of $44.81 million. This film opened in the two biggest international markets and scored second place in the both the U.K. with $1.92 million on 362 screens and in Japan with $2.44 million on 306. Meanwhile, it remained in first place in South Korea with $2.14 million on 441 screens over the weekend and $6.49 million after two. More...

International Details - Updates and More

First some updates on Wednesday's numbers. Due to Columbus Day, we were relying on studio estimates instead of final numbers, and while they were mostly accurate, they were not entirely accurate. The Russia film, Admiral (Koltchak), did indeed top the charts with $12.51 million on 1,223 screens in 2 markets over the weekend and $13.31 million in total. Meanwhile, Eagle Eye added $10.88 million on 3,030 screens in 38 markets for a still early total of $29.41 million. Mamma Mia! continues its quest for $400 million with $8.37 million on 3,713 screens in 46 markets for a total of $390.72 million. These three films were very close to the original figures, however, the rest of the top five was different than originally reported, starting with... More...

International Top Five - Top of the Chart is Truly International

We had a new winner on top of the international charts as the Russia film, Admiral (Koltchak) opened in its native market with $11.35 million and $1.47 million in neighboring Ukraine. Its total weekend revenue of $12.82 million came on 1,088 screens, giving the film an impressive per screen average of $11,783. It has to be considered a hit already, but how well it holds on will determine how fast the studio will recoup its $20 million production budget. More...

International Top Five - A Little Song and Dance Overtakes a Superhero

Thanks to an impressive opening in Italy, Mamma Mia! was able to overtake Hancock on the yearly international charts. Over the weekend the film added $14.25 million on 4,222 screens in 48 markets for an international total of $377.29 million, just ahead of the $375 million Hancock has brought in. In Italy, the film opened in first place with $2.52 million on 400 screens, while it added $1.36 million on 403 screens in the U.K. for a total of $110.14 million after thirteen weeks of release. Worldwide the film has amassed an astounding $520.01 million, and with Japan ahead, it should reach the all-time top 50 before long. More...

International Top Five - Mamma Mia Still Singing a Profitable Song

Mamma Mia! remained in top spot on the international chart with a nearly identical result to last week, earning $15.62 million on 4,152 screens in 44 markets for a total of $356.63 million internationally and $498.82 million worldwide. This includes an estimated $4.3 million on 436 screens in Russia, which was easily enough for first place. The film is also still cruising in the U.K. adding $1.10 million on 418 screens for a total of $113.40 million after nearly three months of release. At this point, one has to assume that Titanic's record is not out of reach, and that the studio might be willing to give it the extra push to put it over the top. More...

International Top Five - Mamma Mia Holds onto its High Note

No major openings didn't hurt Mamma Mia! too much as it remained on top of the international charts with $15.15 million on 4036 screens on 45 markets for a total of $334.87 million. This includes $2.4 million on 462 screens in France, but that was for the full week. Meanwhile in the U.K. it added $1.30 million on 443 screens for a total of $110.87 million after nearly three months of release, which is not that far off Titanic 's record of roughly $120 million. More...

International Details - Journey on the International Box Office

Journey To The Centre of the Earth opened in first place in Australia by a huge margin with $2.87 million on 362 screens, more than four times its nearest competitor. Overall the film made $6.41 million on 1417 screens in 27 markets for a total of $57.65 million, with a few smaller openings from now till its debut in Japan at the end of October. More...

International Top Five - Mamma Mia Hits a High Note

Mamma Mia! captured top spot thanks to a record-breaking debut in South Korea. In that market, it opened with $3.40 million on 513 screens over the weekend for a total of $5.08 million, which was the best opening for a musical in South Korean history; however, it still had to settle for second place. The film was also in second place in the U.K. with $2.52 million on 493 screens for a total of $99.42 million after two months of release. Overall, the film made $16.36 million on 3,430 screens in 39 markets for a total of $281.54 million internationally and $417.98 million worldwide. More...

International Top Five - Milestone Weekend for Knight

The Dark Knight fell hard this past weekend, but it still managed a major milestone reaching $400 million internationally while topping $900 million worldwide. The lack of new markets meant its weekend haul was down 43% to $19.46 million on 6124 screens in 62 markets and now has $413.73 million internationally and $916.02 million worldwide. Its best market of the weekend was Germany, where it remained in first place with $4.58 million on 754 screens over the weekend for a total of $17.61 million after two. This is already more than double what the original made in total. Meanwhile the film's best market overall remained the U.K. where it has made $84.08 million, including $1.67 million on 396 screens over this past weekend. More...

International Top Five - Knight is King

The Dark Knight remained in first place with $34.28 million on 7194 screens in 62 markets for a total of $377.64 million internationally and $867.06 million worldwide. This week the film debuted in first place in Germany with $9.79 million on 754 screen, which is roughly five times what the original made when it opened there in 2005. It also remained in first place in France with $5.8 million on 820 screens for a total of $17.7 million, which is more than the original made in total. Its best market so far remains the U.K. where it has made $79.84 million, including 2.67 million on 440 screens this past weekend. On the other hand, the film is running out of markets to open in, and it will have trouble matching its domestic total. Perhaps it will reach $1 billion worldwide, but that's not a sure thing. More...

International Top Five - Knight Returns to Top

The Dark Knight reclaimed first place on the international chart with $42.4 million on 7700 screens in 61 markets for a total of $328.6 million internationally and just over $800 million worldwide, which puts it ahead of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull for the year. This week it opened in first place in France and Spain $9.6 million on 818 screens in the former and $6.85 million on 570 screens in the latter. Meanwhile in South Korea the film was down just 23% earning $3.47 million on 463 screens for a total of $13.92 million after just two weeks. The film is also still in first place in the U.K. added $4.30 million on 499 screens for a total of $74.91 million, which is still a bit behind Mamma Mia!'s running tally of $84.34 million, and it is unlikely that it will catch it in the end in that market. More...

International Top Five - Mummy\'s Milestone

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor significantly expanded its reach this weekend, which allowed it to remain in top spot with $55.96 million on 6396 screens in 50 markets for a total of $141.94 million. The film had a trio of major market debuts this weekend earning first place in Germany with $6.42 million on 650 screens, in France with an estimated $5 million on 572 screens, and in Taiwan with $3.6 million on 61 screens, which was the best opening of the year so far. On the other hand, the film had to settle for second place in the U.K. with $5.70 million on 477 screens over the weekend, however, it has earned $8.53 million in total, which would have been enough for first place. As for holdovers, the film is still in first place in Mexico adding $2.36 million on 431 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.50 million after two weeks. Tomb of the Dragon Emperor will have little trouble reaching $200 million internationally, and it should become the biggest hit of the franchise on the international scene. More...

International Top Five - Mummy Ends Summer on Strong Note

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor started its international run in about a third of the world scoring first place with $61.93 million on 4094 screens in 27 markets. This includes $9.24 million on 723 screens in South Korea over the weekend, and $13.11 million in total, which represents the best opening for a non-local film this year. The film was also fantastic in its opening in Russia scoring a reported $12.7 million there. Meanwhile in Spain it pulled in $6.48 million on 554 screens while in Mexico it earned $4.99 million on 430 screens, finishing first by significant margins in both markets. Next up for the film is the U.K., France, and Germany this weekend, Japan next weekend, while it doesn't end its run till September when it debuts in Italy. More...

Dark Knight Continues to Light Up Box Office

For the third weekend in a row, The Dark Knight came out on top at the box office -- the first time this year we've had a three-time champ. Unfortunately, the film didn't come out on top because it beat expectations by a massive margin, but because The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor missed expectations. That led to a drop at the overall box office by just over 15% from last weekend to $153 million. This is also lower than the same weekend last year by just under 14%. Meanwhile, 2008's and 2007's year-to-date numbers are nearly identical at $5.93 billion, with this year a tiny, tiny amount lower. More...

International Details - Milestone Weekend

Hancock fell 56% to $20.22 million on 7516 screens in 70 markets, however, that was still enough for second place on the international chart this week, and lifted its totals to $295.58 million internationally and $502.06 million worldwide, reaching a major milestone. The film's best market of the week was Spain where it remained in first place with $3.98 million on 575 screens for a total of $16.86 million. It is also performing well in Germany where it held on to second place with $1.70 million on 755 screens over the weekend and $33.62 million after four. However, it is starting to slip in the U.K. falling to fifth place with $1.40 million on 400 screens, but its total of $45.15 million in that market is still fantastic. Hancock likely hit $300 million early last week, and it has yet to open in Japan and Italy. More...

International Details - Panda Continues to Perform

For the third week in a row, Kung Fu Panda performed excellently on the international scene, but was not on par with the top of the chart. Over the previous weekend, the film finished in third place with $29.02 million on 4460 screens in 51 screens for a total of $273.20 million. This week the film opened three of the four Scandinavian markets including Denmark where it opened in first place with $1.10 million on 87 screens over the weekend and $1.23 million in total. Meanwhile, the film only managed third in Norway with $834,000 on 105 screens over the weekend and $1.2 million in total and it managed third place in Sweden with $689,000 on 149 screens and $840,000 in total. Additionally, the film made $3.02 million on 466 screens over the weekend for a total of $27.57 million after three weeks. Next up for the film is Japan this weekend while it opens in Italy at the end of the month. More...

International Details - Panda Throws Its Weight Around

Kung Fu Panda grew to its biggest yet pulling in $45.32 million on 6314 screens in 49 markets for a total of $221.64 million. This includes openings in France where it placed second with $8.64 million on 743 screens for the full week and in Spain where it topped the charts with $6.29 million on 581 screens. The film's best holdover was The U.K. where it slipped a spot to third with $5.55 million on 456 screens for a two-week total of $21.57 million. It also held well in Germany adding $4.54 million on 838 screens for a two-week total of $11.14 million while it now has $20.38 million in Australia, including $3.17 million on 361 screens during this past weekend. Meanwhile, the film has yet to open in Italy or Japan, as well as a few other smaller markets, and should have no trouble reaching $300 million before long. More...

Darkest Before the Dawn

One of the most anticipated films of the year opens today and The Dark Knight should be huge. Absolutely huge. In fact, there are even those who think the film will make more than the top five did this time last year, which would be a huge boost to 2008 in its race with 2007. More...

Hellboy is Hot, Box Office is Not

As expected, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army debuted in top spot, but the overall box office was a little on the light side with a total of $151 million. This is 5.5% lower than last weekend, and more disturbingly, 16.6% lower than the same weekend last year. Year to date, 2008 is not behind 2007 by 2.4% at $5.04 billion to $5.16 billion. It is too early to push the panic button, but there is certainly reason to be concerned, especially if things don't turn around. More...

International Details - Panda Packs on the Pounds

Kung Fu Panda saw its weekend numbers climb by close to 70%, and its weekend haul of $40.16 million on 5325 screens in 40 markets was the best of its run so far. A run that has brought in $154.13 million so far. However, it still remained in second place thanks to the opening of Hancock. The film had a pair of second place openings including the U.K. where it made $8.63 million on 446 screens over the weekend for a total of $11.96 million. Meanwhile in Germany it was not as strong with $4.48 million on 831 screens, but it still managed second place. The film also slipped to second place in Australia, but it held well down just 24% to $3.83 million on 363 screens over the weekend for a total of $13.63 million. More...

Summer Movie Fans Going to Hell

After a month-long winning streak, 2008 lost one last weekend when the opening of Hancock was well behind the week-long debut of The Transformers. This weekend, three films are going up against Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I don't think any of the three have a hope in hell of reaching $77 million over the weekend. In fact, it's it not likely that all three of them combined will earn that much, but perhaps we will get a pleasant surprise. More...

Will Rules the Weekend, but Overall Box Office Not that Super

Hancock lived up to expectations, but it was the only film in the top five that did so. This led to overall box office receipts of just $160 million over the weekend, which was 8% lower than last weekend and 14% lower than the same weekend last year. This is the first time in a month that 2008 hasn't kept pace with 2007, and year-to-date 2008 has again fallen behind 2007, $4.81 billion to $4.84 billion. There's a strong case for mitigating circumstances, however, as July 4th landed on the Friday and Independence Day is not a holiday that is normally associated with strong box office numbers. So 2008 could regain its lead if The Dark Knight proves to be a big hit. More...

Weekend Estimates: Will Smith Still King of July 4th Weekend

It's six years since Men in Black 2, and twelve since Independence Day, but Will Smith has again shown that he has what it takes to fill movie theaters over the July 4th weekend. The $66 million Friday-Sunday opening for Hancock tops all of Smith's previous holiday openings, and stands as his second-best opening weekend ever, behind December's I am Legend. It's also the third-highest weekend for the July 4th holiday. Spider-Man 2 remains top of that list with $88 million back in 2004, while last year's Transformers debut will most likely retain second place with $70.5 million. More...

International Details - Sex Still Popular Overseas

Sex and the City fell more than 40% this past weekend, but still eared $12.94 million on 5991 screens in 53 markets over the weekend for a total of $198.97 million after a month of release. The film had no major, or even midlevel openings, in fact, it's only market of note where it hasn't opened in yet is Japan, where it does make its nationwide debut at the end of August. However, it still did well in a number of markets cracking $1 million in Australia ($1.58 million on 365 screens), Russia ($1.50 million on 496), U.K. ($1.18 million on 388), and Spain ($1.08 million on 359). In fact, in the U.K. the film has earned $49.24 million after a month of release, which is even better than it managed domestically, if you take into account the relative size of the two markets. More...

Contest - Back to the Wall - Winning Announcement

The winners of our Back to the Wall contest were determined and they are... More...

WALL-E has First Place Launch

June ended on a high at the box office with the combined ticket sales reaching $185 million. That's close to 30% more than last weekend and nearly 20% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 was able to extend its lead over 2007, but it is still above last year's pace by less than a percent, $4.52 billion to $4.49 billion. With almost nothing but good news recently, it's hard not to get optimistic about the state of the industry right now. More...

Kit Still Making News on the Per Theater Chart

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl repeated on top of the per theater chart this week, pulling in close to $110,000 in 5 theaters for an average of $21,404. However, that was more than 50% less that its opening weekend average, which is a sharp drop-off for a limited release. The Last Mistress opened in second place with an average of $16,777 in two theaters. Two wide releases were neck-and-neck with Wanted earning an average of $16,040 and WALL-E right behind with $15,803. More...

Is it the Weekend Already?

It's a really, really long weekend as Hancock starts its box office run tonight. Additionally, Kit Kittredge expands tomorrow, while we have limited releases opening on Thursday and Friday. Busy week, so let's jump right in. More...

Weekend Estimates: WALL-E Wins, Wanted Wows as Well

Moviegoers showed themselves to be a little more sophisticated than the pundits predicted over the weekend by crowning WALL-E box office champion with a very healthy $62.5 million opening weekend, according to Disney's Sunday estimate. That's a huge start for a supposedley hard-to-sell movie -- on par with the debut of Monsters, Inc. -- and likely to end up the third or fourth best opening in Pixar's history (see complete list of Pixar movies). But that might not even be the biggest story of the weekend. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of June 27, 2008

Strange week for movie sites as both wide releases could have won the weekly website award. However, of the seven limited releases, most didn't even have full sites. The best of the week was WALL-E - Official Site, while an honorable mention goes to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, which released its teaser trailer this week. More...

WALL-E About to Blast Off?

June ends this weekend and so far there's only been one film not to match expectations, or at least come relatively close to doing so. That said, none of the films have had massive breakout success either. That should change this weekend as WALL-E is tracking well above initial expectations. More...

Contest - Back to the Wall

We are just seven days away from the most anticipated new release of the month, Wall-E, which is this week's target film. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Wall-E. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Bonneville on DVD and a copy of The Lather Effect on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Bonneville on DVD and a copy of The Lather Effect on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Cast Updates - June 19, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for 2012, Public Enemies, Transformers 2, and more! More...

2008 Preview: June

June is filled with top picks, and practically only top picks. The best schedule for the overall health of the movie industry is only two wide releases, the potential blockbuster and the counter-programming release. This month that's exactly what happens; however, almost every week the counter-programming film has a serious shot at $100 million as well. If everything goes well, then we could have 8 films opening this month that crack 9 digits and that would put 2008 back on track. Even a more conservative estimate has four $100 million movies coming out this month, but there's a lot of uncertainty involved here. On the limited front, none of May's limited releases managed to breakout and expand wide, so there's still an opening for sleeper hit of the summer. That role could be filled by The Promotion, which appears to have the best shot at escaping the art hour circuit and reaching multiplexes. More...

Cast Updates - April 17, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Mardi Gras, The Uninvited, A Thousand Words, and more! More...

Cast Updates - March 28, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Crazy on the Outside, Two Lovers, W., and more! More...

Cast Updates - March 20, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for The Grand, The Proposal, The Legend of Secret Pass, and more! More...

Movie Website Updates for September 30 - October 6, 2007

We are starting to get full websites for some of the massive holiday season releases, which should mean there will be at least one award worthy website on each week's list. As for this week, there were a few that have potential assuming the sections marked coming soon live up to the rest of the site. But just one site, The Seeker: The Dark is Rising - Official Site, that was worthy of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 5 - August 11, 2007

Another good week for movie sites with a few sites that either won in the past or could win in the future. This includes this weeks winner, The Brothers Solomon - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 17 - June 23, 2007

One of the most anticipate films of the summer became the best site of the week. The Simpsons Movie - Official Site is finally here and the winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 10 - June 16, 2007

There weren't as many websites on this week's list as in the past few weeks, but there were at least three that earned some consideration for the Weekly Website Award. In the end, that honor went to I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry - Official Site. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - November 5, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for National Treasure 2, Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, some DreamWorks digital animation movies and more. More...

Cast

Ben Burtt    WALL-E/M-O
Elissa Knight    EVE
Jeff Garlin    Captain
Fred Willard    Shelby Forthright/BnL CEO
Macintalk    Auto
John Ratzenberger    John
Kathy Najimy    Mary
Sigourney Weaver    Ship's Computer
Bob Bergen    Additonal Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Andrew Stanton
Screenwriter    Andrew Stanton
Screenwriter    Jim Reardon
Producer    Jim Morris
Executive Producer    John Lasseter
Co-Producer    Lindsey Collins
Story Creator    Andrew Stanton
Story Creator    Pete Docter
Cinematographer    Jeremy Lasky
Lighting    Danielle Feinberg
Editor    Stephen Schaffer
Composer    Thomas Newman
Production Designer    Ralph Eggleston
Art Director    Jason Deamer
Art Director    Anthony Christov
Art Director    Bert Berry
Art Director    Mark Cordell Holmes
Supervising Technical Director    Nigel Hardwidge
Supervising Animator    Alan Barillaro
Supervising Animator    Steven Clay Hunter
Sound Designer    Ben Burtt
Character Designer    Ben Burtt
Supervising Sound Editor    Ben Burtt
Supervising Sound Editor    Matthew Wood
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Myers
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Associate Producer    Thomas Porter
Casting Director    Kevin Reher
Casting Director    Natalie Lyon

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/06/27 1 $23,164,108   3,992 $5,803   $23,164,108 1
2008/06/28 1 $22,116,197 -5% 3,992 $5,540   $45,280,305 2
2008/06/29 1 $17,807,221 -19% 3,992 $4,461   $63,087,526 3
2008/06/30 1 $8,913,286 -50% 3,992 $2,233   $72,000,812 4
2008/07/01 1 $7,601,082 -15% 3,992 $1,904   $79,601,894 5
2008/07/02 2 $6,709,436 -12% 3,992 $1,681   $86,311,330 6
2008/07/03 2 $8,375,495 +25% 3,992 $2,098   $94,686,825 7
2008/07/04 2 $9,000,588 +7% 3,992 $2,255   $103,687,413 8
2008/07/05 2 $13,621,807 +51% 3,992 $3,412   $117,309,220 9
2008/07/06 2 $9,886,808 -27% 3,992 $2,477   $127,196,028 10
2008/07/07 2 $4,505,549 -54% 3,992 $1,129   $131,701,577 11
2008/07/08 2 $4,415,537 -2% 3,992 $1,106   $136,117,114 12
2008/07/09 2 $4,283,394 -3% 3,992 $1,073   $140,400,508 13
2008/07/10 2 $3,861,904 -10% 3,992 $967   $144,262,412 14
2008/07/11 4 $5,631,526 +46% 3,849 $1,463   $149,893,938 15
2008/07/12 4 $7,476,090 +33% 3,849 $1,942   $157,370,028 16
2008/07/13 4 $5,685,972 -24% 3,849 $1,477   $163,056,000 17
2008/07/14 4 $2,579,798 -55% 3,849 $670   $165,635,798 18
2008/07/15 4 $2,463,661 -5% 3,849 $640   $168,099,459 19
2008/07/16 4 $2,360,944 -4% 3,849 $613   $170,460,403 20
2008/07/17 4 $2,202,010 -7% 3,849 $572   $172,662,413 21
2008/07/18 6 $2,986,203 +36% 3,310 $902   $175,648,616 22
2008/07/19 5 $3,934,098 +32% 3,310 $1,189   $179,582,714 23
2008/07/20 5 $3,150,095 -20% 3,310 $952   $182,732,809 24
2008/07/21 5 $1,425,526 -55% 3,310 $431   $184,158,335 25
2008/07/22 5 $1,548,143 +9% 3,310 $468   $185,706,478 26
2008/07/23 5 $1,605,031 +4% 3,310 $485   $187,311,509 27
2008/07/24 5 $1,574,481 -2% 3,310 $476   $188,885,990 28
2008/07/25 7 $1,870,603 +19% 3,044 $615   $190,756,593 29
2008/07/26 7 $2,465,141 +32% 3,044 $810   $193,221,734 30
2008/07/27 7 $2,086,442 -15% 3,044 $685   $195,308,176 31
2008/07/28 7 $941,718 -55% 3,044 $309   $196,249,894 32
2008/07/29 6 $1,080,610 +15% 3,044 $355   $197,330,504 33
2008/07/30 5 $1,067,443 -1% 3,044 $351   $198,397,947 34
2008/07/31 5 $1,077,050 +1% 3,044 $354   $199,474,997 35
2008/08/01 8 $1,294,942 +20% 2,555 $507   $200,769,939 36
2008/08/02 8 $1,929,567 +49% 2,555 $755   $202,699,506 37
2008/08/03 8 $1,378,670 -29% 2,555 $540   $204,078,176 38
2008/08/04 6 $758,687 -45% 2,555 $297   $204,836,863 39
2008/08/05 6 $786,793 +4% 2,555 $308   $205,623,656 40
2008/08/06 8 $764,230 -3% 2,555 $299   $206,387,886 41
2008/08/07 8 $678,713 -11% 2,555 $266   $207,066,599 42
2008/08/08 10 $918,526 +35% 2,144 $428   $207,985,125 43
2008/08/09 10 $1,229,290 +34% 2,144 $573   $209,214,315 44
2008/08/10 8 $992,267 -19% 2,144 $463   $210,206,582 45
2008/08/11 8 $561,058 -43% 2,144 $262   $210,767,640 46
2008/08/12 8 $564,512 +1% 2,144 $263   $211,332,152 47
2008/08/13 9 $502,634 -11% 2,144 $234   $211,834,786 48
2008/08/14 9 $458,825 -9% 2,144 $214   $212,293,611 49
2008/08/15 13 $545,520 +19% 1,403 $389   $212,839,131 50
2008/08/16 13 $734,717 +35% 1,403 $524   $213,573,848 51
2008/08/17 12 $556,095 -24% 1,403 $396   $214,129,943 52
2008/08/18 12 $284,424 -49% 1,403 $203   $214,414,367 53
2008/08/19 12 $335,623 +18% 1,403 $239   $214,749,990 54
2008/08/20 13 $281,079 -16% 1,403 $200   $215,031,069 55
2008/08/21 14 $255,375 -9% 1,403 $182   $215,286,444 56
2008/08/22 17 $249,630 -2% 785 $318   $215,536,074 57
2008/08/23 17 $381,948 +53% 785 $487   $215,918,022 58
2008/08/24 17 $333,981 -13% 785 $425   $216,252,003 59
2008/08/25 17 $144,893 -57% 785 $185   $216,396,896 60
2008/08/26 16 $135,934 -6% 785 $173   $216,532,830 61
2008/08/27 18 $135,776 n/c 785 $173   $216,668,606 62
2008/08/28 19 $129,474 -5% 785 $165   $216,798,080 63
2008/08/29 22 $260,800 +101% 1,155 $226   $217,058,880 64
2008/08/30 21 $459,400 +76% 1,155 $398   $217,518,280 65
2008/08/31 21 $455,663 -1% 1,155 $395   $217,973,943 66
2008/09/01 17 $473,860 +4% 1,155 $410   $218,447,803 67
2008/09/02 - $74,300 -84% 1,155 $64   $218,522,103 68
2008/09/03 - $55,292 -26% 1,155 $48   $218,577,395 69
2008/09/04 - $46,395 -16% 1,155 $40   $218,623,790 70
2008/09/05 - $138,004 +197% 886 $156   $218,761,794 71
2008/09/06 21 $397,855 +188% 886 $449   $219,159,649 72
2008/09/07 19 $238,441 -40% 886 $269   $219,398,090 73
2008/09/08 - $35,209 -85% 886 $40   $219,433,299 74
2008/09/09 - $40,968 +16% 886 $46   $219,474,267 75
2008/09/10 - $37,043 -10% 886 $42   $219,511,310 76
2008/09/11 - $38,081 +3% 886 $43   $219,549,391 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/06/27 1 $63,087,526   3,992 $15,803   $63,087,526 3
2008/07/04 2 $32,509,206 -48% 3,992 $8,144   $127,196,028 10
2008/07/11 4 $18,793,588 -42% 3,849 $4,883   $163,055,900 17
2008/07/18 6 $10,070,396 -46% 3,310 $3,042   $182,732,709 24
2008/07/25 7 $6,422,186 -36% 3,044 $2,110   $195,308,076 31
2008/08/01 8 $4,603,179 -28% 2,555 $1,802   $204,078,076 38
2008/08/08 9 $3,140,083 -32% 2,144 $1,465   $210,206,582 45
2008/08/15 13 $1,836,332 -42% 1,403 $1,309   $214,129,943 52
2008/08/22 17 $965,559 -47% 785 $1,230   $216,252,003 59
2008/08/29 21 $1,175,863 +22% 1,155 $1,018   $217,973,943 66
2008/09/05 22 $774,300 -34% 886 $874   $219,398,090 73
2008/09/12 22 $540,926 -30% 504 $1,073   $220,090,317 80
2008/09/19 26 $310,469 -43% 435 $714   $220,503,606 87
2008/09/26 24 $244,023 -21% 308 $792   $220,834,460 94
2008/10/03 30 $210,231 -14% 226 $930   $221,127,808 101
2008/10/10 27 $409,355 +95% 370 $1,106   $221,595,782 108
2008/10/17 23 $342,730 -16% 321 $1,068   $222,104,566 115
2008/10/24 28 $252,354 -26% 289 $873   $222,449,229 122
2008/10/31 30 $211,392 -16% 253 $836   $222,722,986 129
2008/11/07 32 $208,915 -1% 239 $874   $223,003,468 136
2008/11/14 32 $192,392 -8% 223 $863   $223,280,427 143
2008/11/21 29 $134,989 -30% 213 $634   $223,454,780 150
2008/11/28 30 $116,758 -14% 190 $615   $223,641,119 157
2008/12/05 37 $46,898 -60% 166 $283   $223,704,223 164
2008/12/12 45 $30,820 -34% 123 $251   $223,749,872 171
2008/12/19 55 $11,074 -64% 62 $179   $223,773,410 178
2008/12/26 62 $6,802 -39% 33 $206   $223,790,234 185
2009/01/02 69 $7,148 +5% 23 $311   $223,806,889 192

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/23/200813,268,870 3,268,870$52,819,382$52,819,3821
11/30/200821,920,972-41% 5,189,842$29,856,131$82,675,5132
12/7/20085604,562-69% 5,794,404$9,262,494$91,938,0083
12/14/20086492,388-19% 6,286,792$7,726,651$99,664,6594
12/21/20085621,259+26% 6,908,051$9,622,059$109,286,7185
12/28/20087505,497-19% 7,413,548$7,844,505$117,131,2236
1/4/20099190,280-62% 7,603,828$2,768,802$119,900,0257
1/11/20091977,628-59% 7,681,456$1,224,457$121,124,4828
1/18/20091482,565+6% 7,764,021$1,288,493$122,412,9759
1/25/20091571,598-13% 7,835,619$1,125,642$123,538,61810
2/1/20091685,847+20% 7,921,466$1,336,106$124,874,72311
2/8/20091783,791-2% 8,005,257$1,292,191$126,166,91412
2/15/20091878,614-6% 8,083,871$1,212,998$127,379,91313
2/22/20091767,886-14% 8,151,757$1,044,413$128,424,32514
3/1/20094211,043+211% 8,362,800$3,274,353$131,698,67815
3/8/20091854,282-74% 8,417,082$878,543$132,577,22216
3/15/20091750,802-6% 8,467,884$934,650$133,511,87217
3/22/20092333,847-33% 8,501,731$621,113$134,132,98518
4/5/20092735,878 8,542,798$653,033$134,880,68420
4/12/200924133,510+272% 8,676,308$2,161,153$137,041,83721
5/24/20091777,539 8,790,904$1,138,474$138,865,38327
5/31/20091763,957-18% 8,854,861$900,636$139,766,01928

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