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The Whale (2011)

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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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 11,000 $81,212
All Time Worldwide Box Office 13,813 $81,212
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 3,991 $81,212

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2011 (Limited) by Paladin
MPAA Rating: G
(Rating bulletin 2147, 11/17/2010)
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Animal Lead, Animal Rights
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Telefilm Canada, Theatrical Documentary Program, Mountianside Films
Production Countries: Canada

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 39th Weekend 165 $659 Jun 1, 2012 269
Biggest 39th Weekend Limited Release 80 $659 Jun 1, 2012 269
Theater Average 39th Weekend Limited Release 68 $659 Jun 1, 2012 269
Biggest Domestic 36th Weekend 200 $595 May 11, 2012 248
Biggest 36th Weekend Limited Release 102 $595 May 11, 2012 248
Theater Average 36th Weekend Limited Release 88 $595 May 11, 2012 248
Biggest Domestic 33rd Weekend 266 $554 Apr 20, 2012 227
Biggest 33rd Weekend Limited Release 153 $554 Apr 20, 2012 227
Theater Average 33rd Weekend Limited Release 124 $554 Apr 20, 2012 227
Biggest Domestic 31st Weekend 305 $982 Apr 6, 2012 213
Biggest 31st Weekend Limited Release 172 $982 Apr 6, 2012 213
Theater Average 31st Weekend Limited Release 90 $982 Apr 6, 2012 213
Biggest Domestic 29th Weekend 444 $266 Mar 23, 2012 199
Biggest 29th Weekend Limited Release 278 $266 Mar 23, 2012 199
Theater Average 29th Weekend Limited Release 264 $266 Mar 23, 2012 199
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 583 $161 Mar 9, 2012 185
Biggest 27th Weekend Limited Release 362 $161 Mar 9, 2012 185
Theater Average 27th Weekend Limited Release 355 $161 Mar 9, 2012 185
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 599 $786 Mar 2, 2012 178
Biggest 26th Weekend Limited Release 341 $786 Mar 2, 2012 178
Theater Average 26th Weekend Limited Release 204 $786 Mar 2, 2012 178
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 608 $1,496 Feb 24, 2012 171
Biggest 25th Weekend Limited Release 321 $1,496 Feb 24, 2012 171
Theater Average 25th Weekend Limited Release 92 $1,496 Feb 24, 2012 171
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 787 $677 Feb 17, 2012 164
Biggest 24th Weekend Limited Release 452 $677 Feb 17, 2012 164
Theater Average 24th Weekend Limited Release 304 $677 Feb 17, 2012 164
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 919 $548 Feb 10, 2012 157
Biggest 23rd Weekend Limited Release 519 $548 Feb 10, 2012 157
Theater Average 23rd Weekend Limited Release 403 $548 Feb 10, 2012 157
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 1,171 $115 Feb 3, 2012 150
Biggest 22nd Weekend Limited Release 690 $115 Feb 3, 2012 150
Theater Average 22nd Weekend Limited Release 680 $115 Feb 3, 2012 150
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 1,267 $553 Jan 27, 2012 143
Biggest 21st Weekend Limited Release 697 $553 Jan 27, 2012 143
Theater Average 21st Weekend Limited Release 542 $553 Jan 27, 2012 143
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 1,562 $1,109 Jan 13, 2012 129
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 791 $1,109 Jan 13, 2012 129
Theater Average 19th Weekend Limited Release 832 $370 Jan 13, 2012 129
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 1,523 $3,631 Jan 6, 2012 122
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 640 $3,631 Jan 6, 2012 122
Theater Average 18th Weekend Limited Release 318 $1,210 Jan 6, 2012 122
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 2,020 $1,615 Dec 30, 2011 115
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 953 $1,615 Dec 30, 2011 115
Theater Average 17th Weekend Limited Release 893 $538 Dec 30, 2011 115
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 2,661 $290 Dec 23, 2011 108
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,387 $290 Dec 23, 2011 108
Theater Average 16th Weekend Limited Release 1,296 $290 Dec 23, 2011 108
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 2,753 $1,028 Dec 16, 2011 101
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 1,325 $1,028 Dec 16, 2011 101
Theater Average 15th Weekend Limited Release 580 $1,028 Dec 16, 2011 101
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 3,125 $998 Dec 9, 2011 94
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 1,494 $998 Dec 9, 2011 94
Theater Average 14th Weekend Limited Release 699 $998 Dec 9, 2011 94
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 3,587 $707 Dec 2, 2011 87
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,733 $707 Dec 2, 2011 87
Theater Average 13th Weekend Limited Release 1,099 $707 Dec 2, 2011 87
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 3,147 $6,604 Nov 25, 2011 80
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 1,152 $6,604 Nov 25, 2011 80
Theater Average 12th Weekend Limited Release 66 $3,302 Nov 25, 2011 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 3,479 $7,254 Nov 18, 2011 73
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 1,236 $7,254 Nov 18, 2011 73
Theater Average 11th Weekend Limited Release 570 $1,451 Nov 18, 2011 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 4,686 $1,275 Nov 11, 2011 66
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 2,079 $1,275 Nov 11, 2011 66
Theater Average 10th Weekend Limited Release 793 $1,275 Nov 11, 2011 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 4,528 $4,917 Nov 4, 2011 59
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 1,737 $4,917 Nov 4, 2011 59
Theater Average 9th Weekend Limited Release 291 $2,459 Nov 4, 2011 59
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 5,955 $2,226 Oct 21, 2011 45
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 2,527 $2,226 Oct 21, 2011 45
Theater Average 7th Weekend Limited Release 596 $2,226 Oct 21, 2011 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 6,270 $3,183 Oct 14, 2011 38
Biggest 6th Weekend Limited Release 2,570 $3,183 Oct 14, 2011 38
Theater Average 6th Weekend Limited Release 1,294 $1,592 Oct 14, 2011 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 7,443 $757 Oct 7, 2011 31
Biggest 5th Weekend Limited Release 3,406 $757 Oct 7, 2011 31
Theater Average 5th Weekend Limited Release 2,728 $757 Oct 7, 2011 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 7,246 $4,556 Sep 30, 2011 24
Biggest 4th Weekend Limited Release 3,012 $4,556 Sep 30, 2011 24
Theater Average 4th Weekend Limited Release 1,402 $2,278 Sep 30, 2011 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 8,070 $4,314 Sep 23, 2011 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 3,542 $4,314 Sep 23, 2011 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 872 $4,314 Sep 23, 2011 17
Theater Average Limited Release 7,848 $4,314 Sep 23, 2011 17
Top 2011 Theater Average Limited Release 400 $4,314 Sep 23, 2011 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 9,944 $1,394 Sep 16, 2011 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 5,075 $1,394 Sep 16, 2011 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 4,816 $697 Sep 16, 2011 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 10,549 $4,835 Sep 9, 2011 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 5,578 $4,835 Sep 9, 2011 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 4,949 $2,418 Sep 9, 2011 3
Never Wide Domestic 4,879 $81,212 Sep 9, 2011 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 8,370 $81,212 Sep 9, 2011 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 3,302 3 Sep 9, 2011 0

Cast

Ryan Reynolds    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Screenwriter    Michael Parfit
Producer    Michael Parfit
Producer    Suzanne Chisholm
Executive Producer    Ryan Reynolds
Executive Producer    Scarlett Johansson
Executive Producer    Eric Desatnik
Executive Producer    Suzanne Chisholm
Editor    Michael Parfit
Composer    David Parfitt
Composer    Tobin Stokes
Director of Photography    Suzanne Chisholm
Director of Photography    Michael Parfit
Associate Producer    Alanna Komisar
Associate Producer    Vicki Komisar
Sound Mixer    David Parfitt
Re-recording Mixer    Frank Morrone
Re-recording Mixer    Tony Gort
Sound Designer    David Parfitt

Per Theater Chart: Laughing at the Competition

September 14th, 2011

There was only one film to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart, but it did it with style. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain earned just under $2 million in 98 theaters for an average of $19,474. I wasn't expecting it to earn $2 million in total. More...

Turning Limited Releases Inside Out

September 9th, 2011

There is a lot of excitement when it comes to specialty films and potential Awards Season players, because it's time for the Toronto International Film Festival. Unfortunately for those not in Toronto, your choices are a lot more limited. Fortunately for those not in Toronto, you are not in Toronto. (I'm Canadian, so I'm constitutionally obligated to make fun of Toronto.) There are a few new limited releases earning good reviews, but far more that critics are a lot less kind to, and none seem destined for significant box office success. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


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 91 $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 83 $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
2012/06/01 107 $659   1 $659   $81,212 269

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/09/09 94 $7,087   2 $3,544   $7,087 7
2011/09/16 115 $2,015 -72% 2 $1,008   $9,102 14
2011/09/23 98 $5,121 +154% 1 $5,121   $14,223 21
2011/09/30 90 $5,562 +9% 2 $2,781   $19,785 28
2011/10/07 115 $978 -82% 1 $978   $20,764 35
2011/10/14 100 $4,324 +342% 2 $2,162   $25,235 42
2011/10/21 98 $2,608 -40% 1 $2,608   $27,843 49
2011/11/04 80 $9,113   2 $4,557   $36,956 63
2011/11/11 100 $1,434 -84% 1 $1,434   $38,390 70
2011/11/18 78 $8,998 +527% 5 $1,800   $47,387 77
2011/11/25 71 $7,131 -21% 2 $3,566   $54,517 84
2011/12/02 91 $707 -90% 1 $707   $55,224 91
2011/12/09 87 $1,734 +145% 1 $1,734   $56,958 98
2011/12/16 83 $1,480 -15% 1 $1,480   $58,438 105
2011/12/23 82 $1,067 -28% 1 $1,067   $59,505 112
2011/12/30 77 $1,985 +86% 3 $662   $61,490 119
2012/01/06 71 $4,723 +138% 3 $1,574   $66,213 126
2012/01/13 88 $1,317 -72% 3 $439   $67,530 133
2012/01/27 84 $640   1 $640   $68,170 147
2012/02/03 86 $549 -14% 1 $549   $68,719 154
2012/02/10 90 $548 n/c 1 $548   $69,267 161
2012/02/17 106 $1,110 +103% 1 $1,110   $70,377 168
2012/02/24 97 $1,579 +42% 1 $1,579   $71,956 175
2012/03/02 84 $4,054 +157% 1 $4,054   $76,010 182
2012/03/09 116 $171 -96% 1 $171   $76,181 189
2012/03/23 100 $454   1 $454   $76,635 203
2012/04/06 98 $1,483   1 $1,483   $77,930 217
2012/05/04 105 $750   1 $750   $79,422 245
2012/05/11 104 $1,131 +51% 1 $1,131   $80,553 252

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