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When a Stranger Calls (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $47,860,214Details
International Box Office $19,355,221
Worldwide Box Office $67,215,435
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,276,661 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,276,661
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
9% - Rotten
Audience
43% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 3rd, 2006 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: May 16th, 2006 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, released as When a Stranger Calls (2006)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense terror, violence and some language.
Comparisons: vs. Sorority Row
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Keywords: Babysitters
Source:Remake
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,838 $145,492 Mar 17, 2006 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,652 $320,481 Mar 10, 2006 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,106 $1,112,341 Mar 3, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,795 $2,512,662 Feb 24, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,446 $5,010,199 Feb 17, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,176 $9,111,820 Feb 10, 2006 10
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 69 $21,607,203 Feb 3, 2006 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 766 $21,607,203 Feb 3, 2006 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,208 $21,607,203 Feb 3, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 876 2,999 Feb 3, 2006 3
Biggest February Day at the Domestic Box Office 107 $9,819,847 Feb 4, 2006 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 893 $9,819,847 Feb 4, 2006 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 778 $9,011,231 Feb 3, 2006 1

Cast

Camilla Belle    Jill Johnson
Derek de Lint    Dr. Mandrakis
Lance Henriksen    Voice of the Stranger
Tommy Flanagan    Stranger
Steve Eastin    Detective Hines
Katie Cassidy    Tiffany

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

International Details - Re-Volving Door

June 11th, 2006

The final weekend before the start of World Cup saw Volver become the latest best of the rest finishing sixth with $4.46 million on 863 screens in 5 markets for a total of $27.25 million. The film was again led by its performance in France where it grew for the second week in a row up 14% to $3.02 million on 404 screens for a total of $9.09 million while in Italy it grew by 28% to $1.44 million on 268 screens for a total of $5.61 million after three weeks. In both of those markets the film is on pace to top such worldwide blockbusters as Mission: Impossible 3, something nobody would have predicted before the start of the summer. Even more impressively, it is about a week away from France becoming the film's most lucrative market topping the $11.94 million it made in its native Spain. More...

Millions of Cheap People on the Home Market

June 3rd, 2006

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 opened its home market run with an easily win pulling in $7.24 million during its first week of release. That's probably enough for the film to show a profit, something it just missed doing during its worldwide theatrical run. More...

International Details - Mission: Second Place

May 28th, 2006

Mission: Impossible 3 was knocked out of first place by The Da Vinci Code, but that was not a surprise to anyone. What was a surprise is the lack of staying power Mission: Impossible 3 has exhibited so far; this week the film fell a further 43% o $23.22 million on 6392 screens in 57 markets for a total of $164.32 million. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it added $3.44 million on 445 screens to its total of $23.70 million. However, South Korea is close behind with $3.19 million on 330 screens for a total of $23.22 million. The film only as a few openings left and Japan is the only major player out there so unless a minor miracle happens Mission: Impossible 3 won't reach the heights that its predecessors did. More...

Home Market Brings in a Ringer

May 27th, 2006

It was a very close race for the top of the rental charts between two new releases. The Ringer won that race with a surprising $6.32 million while When a Stranger Calls had to settle for second best with $6.18 million. More...

International Details - Silent Sneaks into Top Five

May 21st, 2006

Silent Hill's weekend numbers were better than earlier estimates and that helped place the film fourth overall with $4.99 million on 1398 screens in 11 markets. The film finished first in Russia with $1.45 million on 213 screens over the weekend and $1.61 million in total while it had to settle for second in Germany with $1.10 million on 308 screens. It also opened in second place in Hong Kong with $462,000 on 34 screens and $580,000 including the previews mentioned last week. So far the film has earned $18.92 million at the international box office, the largest single chunk coming from the U.K.; in that market the film has made $6.32 million including $439,000 on 285 screens this week. More...

DVD Releases for May 16, 2006

May 15th, 2006

It's a pretty average week for DVD releases with a handful of DVDs worth checking out. That said, there wasn't many that were in competition for DVD Pick of the Week and in the end Home Movies - Season Four was the only one in serious contention. The only other DVD on this week's list than I would rate as a must have is These Girls, but I admit, that is partially due to my pro-Canada bias. More...

International Details - Eight Remains just Below Top Five

May 14th, 2006

With Mission: Impossible 3 dominating the international charts, most films saw a serious drop-off and those that didn't were able to climb the charts, or at least remain stable. For instance, Eight Below fell 27% to $3.67 million on 1951 screens in 27 markets, but despite there being two new releases in the top five, it was able to remain in sixth place on the overall charts. The film was not able to crack $1 million in any single market, but did perform well in Spain with $587,000 on 225 screens and that lifted its total box office to $2.15 million in the market, $30.35 million internationally, and $111.42 million worldwide. More...

International Details - Eight Finishes Just Below Top Five

May 7th, 2006

A pair of openings in major markets helped Eight Below climb a spot to sixth with $5.05 million on 2129 screens in 24 markets for a total of $24.26 million so far. The film opened in France but could only manage sixth place with $1.85 million on 473 screens while in Spain it opened in first place, but only managed $981,000 on 224 screens. In the meantime, the film dipped just 4% during its second weekend in Australia adding $769,000 on 258 screens to its total of $2.29 million there. More...

International Charts Hospitable to Hostel

April 2nd, 2006

Two openings in two major markets helped Hostel climb into sixth place with $4.03 million on 1120 screens in 27 markets for a running tally of $15.42 million. Its best opening was in the U.K. where it debuted in second place with $2.12 million on 304 screens while it struggled in Spain with just $1.01 million on 250. The film has already earned enough to show a profit even after taking into account P&A budget, exhibitor's share, etc. and should be able to double its current international total before its run is over. More...

International Details: Syriana Slips out of the Top Five

March 26th, 2006

The only opening of note for Syriana over the weekend was Turkey where the film placed third with $211,000 on 62 screens. Without a major opening, the film fell 35% to $3.68 million on 1992 screens in 43 markets and now has $27.35 million, which is still a disappointing total. More...

Box Office was Tickled Pink

February 13th, 2006

Good news: every film in the top five either beat expectations, or at least came within a rounding error of matching them. Bad news: the top two films combined didn't earn as much as Hitch opened with last year. Good news: the overall box office saw gains, climbing to $121 million, 13.9% higher from last weekend and 0.3% higher than last year. Bad news: this does mean that ticket sales were slightly lower compared to last year, but with the Winter Olympics starting, that is to be expected. More...

Enigmatic Weekend

February 10th, 2006

Four films open wide this weekend and all four pose serious questions to box office analysts. Can the winning streak by horror films continue? Will The Pink Panther or Harrison Ford make comebacks? Is 2-D Animation really dead? How much of an effect will the Olympics have? Will my nagging cough ever go away? By Monday we will know the answers to most of these questions, but my predictions are yes, no, no, yes, not a whole lot and I really hope so. More...

Strange Weekend at the Box Office

February 6th, 2006

For the second weekend a row a critically panned film was able to beat expectations while topping the box office chart. While most of the rest of the top five missed expectations, it was still a good weekend at the box office. Granted, at $105 million, the overall box office was down 16.6% from last week, but that can be explained by the Super Bowl weekend. However, it was up 2.7% from last year, which is much more important. More...

Will Momma Stay Big or will Something New Finish First?

February 3rd, 2006

January saw 2006 start on a positive note and everyone hopes February can continue the winning streak. While the two films opening this weekend don't have box office smash written all over them, and no one film seems as strong as Boogeyman, the overall box office could still top last year's, but it will be a close race. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 27 - February 2

February 2nd, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It was another slow week with nothing really grabbing my attention and nothing award-winning, (although there are a couple of sites that show promise). Hopefully some of the summer blockbusters will start launching flash sites so this slump can end. More...

2006 Preview: February

February 1st, 2006

Looking at the new crop of movies coming out this month, one has to wonder if January's dumping ground wasn't extended a month. Of the roughly dozen movies on this list, none look like they have what it takes to be a major hit, although there should be a few midlevel ones. There are also a couple of interesting stories to keep track of. For instance, will Firewall be Harrison Ford's triumphant return to the top of the box office charts? Will Night Watch earn a wide release? Just how bad will The Pink Panther be? More...

Movie Website Updates for January 6 - January 12

January 12th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. I can't say that it was a particularly busy week, but at least we had a site that was well deserving of recognition in Nanny McPhee - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 9 - December 15

December 15th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. We've hit another slow patch for movie websites, which is not unexpected since the most of the new site on this list are for films that open months from now so there's hardly any content, or open during the dead zone that is January. I would say the best of the rest would be King Kong - Official Site, but it is not strong enough to win the Weekly Website Award. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/02/03 1 $21,607,203   2,999 $7,205   $21,607,203 3
2006/02/10 5 $9,111,820 -58% 3,004 $3,033   $33,958,222 10
2006/02/17 8 $5,010,199 -45% 2,629 $1,906   $41,288,155 17
2006/02/24 11 $2,512,662 -50% 2,060 $1,220   $45,470,021 24
2006/03/03 19 $1,112,341 -56% 1,118 $995   $47,064,026 31
2006/03/10 27 $320,481 -71% 417 $769   $47,607,572 38
2006/03/17 39 $145,492 -55% 181 $804   $47,860,214 45

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/02/03 1 $9,011,231   2,999 $3,005   $9,011,231 1
2006/02/04 1 $9,819,847 +9% 2,999 $3,274   $18,831,078 2
2006/02/05 1 $2,776,125 -72% 2,999 $926   $21,607,203 3
2006/02/06 1 $977,380 -65% 2,999 $326   $22,584,583 4
2006/02/07 1 $828,993 -15% 2,999 $276   $23,413,576 5
2006/02/08 1 $697,516 -16% 2,999 $233   $24,111,092 6
2006/02/09 1 $735,310 +5% 2,999 $245   $24,846,402 7
2006/02/10 5 $3,235,539 +340% 3,004 $1,077   $28,081,941 8
2006/02/11 5 $4,108,073 +27% 3,004 $1,368   $32,190,014 9
2006/02/12 5 $1,768,208 -57% 3,004 $589   $33,958,222 10
2006/02/13 5 $480,844 -73% 3,004 $160   $34,439,066 11
2006/02/14 5 $1,038,778 +116% 3,004 $346   $35,477,844 12
2006/02/15 6 $342,575 -67% 3,004 $114   $35,820,419 13
2006/02/16 5 $457,537 +34% 3,004 $152   $36,277,956 14
2006/02/17 8 $1,502,153 +228% 2,629 $571   $37,780,109 15
2006/02/18 8 $2,049,467 +36% 2,629 $780   $39,829,576 16
2006/02/19 9 $1,458,579 -29% 2,629 $555   $41,288,155 17
2006/02/20 10 $814,195 -44% 2,629 $310   $42,102,350 18
2006/02/21 10 $303,308 -63% 2,629 $115   $42,405,658 19
2006/02/22 10 $270,425 -11% 2,629 $103   $42,676,083 20
2006/02/23 10 $281,276 +4% 2,629 $107   $42,957,359 21
2006/02/24 10 $847,688 +201% 2,060 $411   $43,805,047 22

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/02/03 1 $24,846,402   2,999 $8,285   $24,846,402 7
2006/02/10 5 $11,431,554 -54% 3,004 $3,805   $36,277,956 14
2006/02/17 8 $6,679,403 -42% 2,629 $2,541   $42,957,359 21
2006/02/24 12 $2,994,326 -55% 2,060 $1,454   $45,951,685 28
2006/03/03 19 $1,335,406 -55% 1,118 $1,194   $47,287,091 35
2006/03/10 27 $427,631 -68% 417 $1,025   $47,714,722 42
2006/03/17 49 $145,492 -66% 181 $804   $47,860,214 49

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/21/20062321,037 321,037$5,444,788$5,444,7881
5/28/200614104,038-68% 425,075$1,764,484$7,209,2722
6/4/20061851,805-50% 476,880$849,084$8,058,3563
6/11/20062264,790+25% 541,670$969,258$9,027,6144
6/18/20062861,688-5% 603,358$920,385$9,947,9995

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