The Whale

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $81,212Details
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Synopsis

Set on the rugged western coast of Vancouver Island and narrated by Ryan Reynolds, THE WHALE describes what happens when Luna, a baby orca, gets separated from his family and unexpectedly starts making contact with people along a scenic fjord called Nootka Sound. Because orcas are highly social beings who spend their lives traveling with their pods, Luna attempts to find a surrogate family among the area residents, much to their delight. But as word spreads about Luna, people become torn between their love for the lonely young whale and fears that human contact might harm him. As Luna's determination and charm change human lives all around him and make the unexpected the norm on Nootka Sound, the film becomes an unforgettable narrative about the mysteries, the dangers - and the promise - of friendship across forbidden boundaries.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
80% - Fresh
Audience
83% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: September 9th, 2011 (Limited) by Paladin
MPAA Rating: G
(Rating bulletin 2147, 11/17/2010)
Keywords: Animal Lead, Voiceover/Narration
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Telefilm Canada, Theatrical Documentary Program, Mountianside Films

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Cast

Ryan Reynolds    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Michael Parfit
Director    Suzanne Chisholm
Executive Producer    Ryan Reynolds
Executive Producer    Scarlett Johansson
Executive Producer    Eric Desatnik
Producer    Michael Parfit
Producer    Suzanne Chisholm
Screenwriter    Michael Parfit
Editor    Michael Parfit

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/09 96 $4,835   2 $2,418   $4,835 3
2011/09/16 115 $1,394 -71% 2 $697   $8,481 10
2011/09/23 99 $4,314 +209% 1 $4,314   $13,416 17
2011/09/30 91 $4,556 +6% 2 $2,278   $18,779 24
2011/10/07 118 $757 -83% 1 $757   $20,542 31
2011/10/14 107 $3,183 +320% 2 $1,592   $23,947 38
2011/10/21 109 $2,226 -30% 1 $2,226   $27,461 45
2011/11/04 84 $4,917   2 $2,459   $32,760 59
2011/11/11 102 $1,275 -74% 1 $1,275   $38,231 66
2011/11/18 69 $7,254 +469% 5 $1,451   $45,643 73
2011/11/25 70 $6,604 -9% 2 $3,302   $53,991 80
2011/12/02 96 $707 -89% 1 $707   $55,224 87
2011/12/09 95 $998 +41% 1 $998   $56,222 94
2011/12/16 85 $1,028 +3% 1 $1,028   $57,986 101
2011/12/23 76 $290 -72% 1 $290   $58,728 108
2011/12/30 74 $1,615 +457% 3 $538   $61,120 115
2012/01/06 71 $3,631 +125% 3 $1,210   $65,121 122
2012/01/13 85 $1,109 -69% 3 $370   $66,421 129
2012/01/27 89 $553   1 $553   $68,083 143
2012/02/03 91 $115 -79% 1 $115   $68,285 150
2012/02/10 98 $548 +377% 1 $548   $69,267 157
2012/02/17 97 $677 +24% 1 $677   $69,944 164
2012/02/24 93 $1,496 +121% 1 $1,496   $71,873 171
2012/03/02 103 $786 -47% 1 $786   $72,742 178
2012/03/09 112 $161 -80% 1 $161   $76,171 185
2012/03/23 100 $266   1 $266   $76,447 199
2012/04/06 95 $982   1 $982   $77,617 213
2012/04/20 105 $554   1 $554   $78,672 227
2012/05/11 110 $595   1 $595   $80,017 248
2012/06/01 106 $659   1 $659   $81,212 269

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