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Whale Rider (2003)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,779,666Details
International Box Office $18,594,934Details
Worldwide Box Office $39,374,600
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 3,277 $20,779,666
All Time International Box Office 2,619 $18,594,934
All Time Worldwide Box Office 2,854 $39,374,600
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 124 $20,779,666

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,300,000
Domestic Releases: June 6th, 2003 (Limited) by Newmarket Films
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief language and a momentary drug reference
Comparisons: vs. Boyhood
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: New Zealand

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 410 $7,483 Nov 21, 2003 171
Biggest 25th Weekend Limited Release 155 $7,483 Nov 21, 2003 171
Theater Average 25th Weekend Limited Release 330 $535 Nov 21, 2003 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 406 $13,319 Nov 14, 2003 164
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 137 $13,319 Nov 14, 2003 164
Theater Average 24th Weekend Limited Release 464 $370 Nov 14, 2003 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 467 $14,054 Nov 7, 2003 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 143 $14,054 Nov 7, 2003 157
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 530 $312 Nov 7, 2003 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 508 $21,136 Oct 31, 2003 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 156 $21,136 Oct 31, 2003 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 577 $346 Oct 31, 2003 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 484 $40,382 Oct 24, 2003 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 133 $40,382 Oct 24, 2003 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 636 $421 Oct 24, 2003 143
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 475 $60,904 Oct 17, 2003 136
Biggest 20th Weekend Limited Release 114 $60,904 Oct 17, 2003 136
Theater Average 20th Weekend Limited Release 672 $468 Oct 17, 2003 136
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 429 $105,332 Oct 10, 2003 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 91 $105,332 Oct 10, 2003 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 599 $658 Oct 10, 2003 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 399 $158,411 Oct 3, 2003 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 82 $158,411 Oct 3, 2003 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 558 $812 Oct 3, 2003 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 383 $209,590 Sep 26, 2003 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 74 $209,590 Sep 26, 2003 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 563 $884 Sep 26, 2003 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 265 $390,728 Sep 19, 2003 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 47 $390,728 Sep 19, 2003 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 458 $1,146 Sep 19, 2003 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 215 $632,224 Sep 12, 2003 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 44 $632,224 Sep 12, 2003 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 408 $1,285 Sep 12, 2003 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 192 $893,391 Sep 5, 2003 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 42 $893,391 Sep 5, 2003 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 312 $1,607 Sep 5, 2003 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 184 $1,099,725 Aug 29, 2003 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 41 $1,099,725 Aug 29, 2003 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 173 $2,186 Aug 29, 2003 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 356 $612,495 Aug 22, 2003 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 66 $612,495 Aug 22, 2003 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 324 $1,812 Aug 22, 2003 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 390 $717,744 Aug 15, 2003 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 67 $717,744 Aug 15, 2003 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 273 $2,062 Aug 15, 2003 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 434 $928,293 Aug 8, 2003 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 64 $928,293 Aug 8, 2003 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 313 $2,139 Aug 8, 2003 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 529 $1,105,383 Aug 1, 2003 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 68 $1,105,383 Aug 1, 2003 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 324 $2,337 Aug 1, 2003 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 783 $1,085,258 Jul 25, 2003 52
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 90 $1,085,258 Jul 25, 2003 52
Theater Average 8th Weekend Limited Release 467 $2,210 Jul 25, 2003 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 945 $1,356,525 Jul 18, 2003 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 86 $1,356,525 Jul 18, 2003 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 293 $3,069 Jul 18, 2003 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 1,568 $1,089,334 Jul 11, 2003 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 148 $1,089,334 Jul 11, 2003 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 226 $4,020 Jul 11, 2003 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 2,011 $1,242,123 Jul 4, 2003 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 156 $1,242,123 Jul 4, 2003 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 138 $5,943 Jul 4, 2003 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 3,013 $977,791 Jun 27, 2003 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 227 $977,791 Jun 27, 2003 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 242 $5,999 Jun 27, 2003 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,101 $602,332 Jun 20, 2003 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 367 $602,332 Jun 20, 2003 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 289 $7,722 Jun 20, 2003 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 5,373 $161,004 Jun 13, 2003 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 975 $161,004 Jun 13, 2003 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 220 $14,637 Jun 13, 2003 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 5,873 $137,418 Jun 6, 2003 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,178 $137,418 Jun 6, 2003 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 728 $15,269 Jun 6, 2003 3
Theater Average Limited Release 1,052 $15,269 Jun 6, 2003 3
Top 2003 Theater Average Limited Release 41 $15,269 Jun 6, 2003 3
Never Wide Domestic 85 $20,779,666 Jun 6, 2003 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,901 $20,779,666 Jun 6, 2003 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 234 547 Jun 6, 2003 0

Cast

   Paikea "Pai" Apirana
Cliff Curtis    Porourangi

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/06/06 30 $137,418   9 $15,269   $137,418 3
2003/06/13 27 $161,004 +17% 11 $14,637   $356,659 10
2003/06/20 15 $602,332 +274% 78 $7,722   $1,048,695 17
2003/06/27 14 $977,791 +62% 163 $5,999   $2,303,543 24
2003/07/04 13 $1,242,123 +27% 209 $5,943   $4,140,861 31
2003/07/11 14 $1,089,334 -12% 271 $4,020   $5,800,911 38
2003/07/18 15 $1,356,525 +25% 442 $3,069   $7,749,206 45
2003/07/25 14 $1,085,258 -20% 491 $2,210   $9,577,687 52
2003/08/01 15 $1,105,383 +2% 473 $2,337   $11,300,552 59
2003/08/08 13 $928,293 -16% 434 $2,139   $12,837,852 66
2003/08/15 17 $717,744 -23% 348 $2,062   $14,049,733 73
2003/08/22 21 $612,495 -15% 338 $1,812   $15,049,989 80
2003/08/29 17 $1,099,725 +80% 503 $2,186   $16,900,763 87
2003/09/05 18 $893,391 -19% 556 $1,607   $18,128,226 94
2003/09/12 20 $632,224 -29% 492 $1,285   $19,100,089 101
2003/09/19 24 $390,728 -38% 341 $1,146   $19,699,291 108
2003/09/26 30 $209,590 -46% 237 $884   $20,055,214 115
2003/10/03 32 $158,411 -24% 195 $812   $20,308,150 122
2003/10/10 33 $105,332 -34% 160 $658   $20,480,971 129
2003/10/17 40 $60,904 -42% 130 $468   $20,596,685 136
2003/10/24 44 $40,382 -34% 96 $421   $20,661,128 143
2003/10/31 67 $21,136 -48% 61 $346   $20,702,778 150
2003/11/07 57 $14,054 -34% 45 $312   $20,726,326 157
2003/11/14 74 $13,319 -5% 36 $370   $20,759,517 164
2003/11/21 88 $7,483 -44% 14 $535   $20,772,796 171

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/06/06 30 $195,655   9 $21,739   $195,655 7
2003/06/13 26 $250,708 +28% 11 $22,792   $446,363 14
2003/06/20 15 $879,389 +251% 78 $11,274   $1,325,752 21
2003/06/27 14 $1,572,986 +79% 163 $9,650   $2,898,738 28
2003/07/04 14 $1,812,839 +15% 209 $8,674   $4,711,577 35
2003/07/11 14 $1,681,104 -7% 271 $6,203   $6,392,681 42
2003/07/18 15 $2,099,748 +25% 442 $4,751   $8,492,429 49
2003/07/25 14 $1,702,740 -19% 491 $3,468   $10,195,169 56
2003/08/01 15 $1,714,390 +1% 473 $3,625   $11,909,559 63
2003/08/08 15 $1,422,430 -17% 434 $3,277   $13,331,989 70
2003/08/15 17 $1,105,505 -22% 348 $3,177   $14,437,494 77
2003/08/22 16 $1,363,544 +23% 338 $4,034   $15,801,038 84
2003/08/29 19 $1,433,797 +5% 503 $2,850   $17,234,835 91
2003/09/05 18 $1,233,030 -14% 556 $2,218   $18,467,865 98
2003/09/12 19 $840,698 -32% 492 $1,709   $19,308,563 105
2003/09/19 23 $537,061 -36% 341 $1,575   $19,845,624 112
2003/09/26 27 $304,115 -43% 237 $1,283   $20,149,739 119
2003/10/03 28 $225,900 -26% 195 $1,158   $20,375,639 126
2003/10/10 31 $160,142 -29% 160 $1,001   $20,535,781 133
2003/10/17 40 $84,965 -47% 130 $654   $20,620,746 140
2003/10/24 47 $60,896 -28% 96 $634   $20,681,642 147
2003/10/31 56 $30,630 -50% 61 $502   $20,712,272 154
2003/11/07 51 $33,926 +11% 45 $754   $20,746,198 161
2003/11/14 75 $19,115 -44% 36 $531   $20,765,313 168
2003/11/21 78 $14,353 -25% 14 $1,025   $20,779,666 175

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