Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $77,233,467Details
International Box Office $21,890,189
Worldwide Box Office $99,123,656
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $29,766,955 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,265,156 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $36,032,111
Further financial details...

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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
72% - Fresh
Audience
57% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$100,000,000
Theatrical Release: October 16th, 2009 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
October 16th, 2009 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: March 2nd, 2010 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language
Keywords: IMAX: DMR
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Legendary Pictures, Village Roadshow Productions, Warner Bros.

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Cast

Max Records    Max
Catherine Keener    Mom
Mark Ruffalo    Boyfriend
Lauren Ambrose    KW
Chris Cooper    Douglas
James Gandolfini    Carol
Catherine O'Hara    Judith
Forest Whitaker    Ira
Paul Dano    Alexander

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Tom Hanks
Producer    Gary Goetzman
Producer    John Carls
Producer    Maurice Sendak
Producer    Vincent Landay
Executive Producer    Thomas Tull
Executive Producer    Jon Jashni
Executive Producer    Scott Mednick
Executive Producer    Bruce Berman
Director    Spike Jonze
Screenwriter    Spike Jonze
Screenwriter    Dave Eggers
Story Creator    Maurice Sendak
Cinematographer    Lance Acord
Editor    James Haygood
Editor    Eric Zumbrunnen
Composer    Karen O
Composer    Carter Burwell
Music Supervisor    Ren Klyce
Production Designer    K.K. Barrett
Supervising Art Director    Jeff Thorp
Art Director    Lucinda Thomson
Set Designer    Michael Bell
Set Designer    Tel Stolfo
Set Decorator    Lisa Thompson
Costume Designer    Casey Storm
Sound Mixer    Gary Wilkins
Sound Designer    Ren Klyce
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Re-recording Mixer    Juan Peralta
Re-recording Mixer    Ren Klyce
Visual Effects Supervisor    Daniel Jeannette
Animation Supervisor    Michael Eames
Visual Effects Supervisor    Marc Klobe
Visual Effects Supervisor    Ben Gibbs
Associate Producer    Natalie Farrey
Associate Producer    Catherine Keener
Associate Producer    Emma Wilcockson
Assistant Director    Thomas Patrick Smith
Second Unit Director    John Mahaffie
Second Unit Camera    Brad Shield
Casting Director    Justine Baddeley
Casting Director    Kimberly Davis-Wagner

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/16 1 $12,077,282   3,735 $3,234   $12,007,282 1
2009/10/17 1 $12,335,551 +2% 3,735 $3,303   $24,342,833 2
2009/10/18 1 $8,282,574 -33% 3,735 $2,218   $32,625,407 3
2009/10/19 1 $1,974,279 -76% 3,735 $529   $34,599,686 4
2009/10/20 3 $1,757,127 -11% 3,735 $470   $36,426,813 5
2009/10/21 2 $1,566,443 -11% 3,735 $419   $37,993,256 6
2009/10/22 2 $1,546,319 -1% 3,735 $414   $39,539,575 7
2009/10/23 3 $4,344,010 +181% 3,735 $1,163   $43,883,585 8
2009/10/24 2 $6,130,231 +41% 3,735 $1,641   $50,013,816 9
2009/10/25 2 $3,545,165 -42% 3,735 $949   $53,558,981 10
2009/10/26 4 $832,457 -77% 3,735 $223   $54,391,438 11
2009/10/27 4 $845,364 +2% 3,735 $226   $55,236,802 12
2009/10/28 4 $715,018 -15% 3,683 $194   $55,951,820 13
2009/10/29 4 $767,142 +7% 3,683 $208   $56,718,962 14
2009/10/30 5 $1,948,875 +154% 3,645 $535   $58,667,837 15
2009/10/31 6 $1,684,455 -14% 3,645 $462   $60,352,292 16
2009/11/01 3 $2,298,087 +36% 3,645 $630   $62,650,379 17
2009/11/02 5 $578,371 -75% 3,645 $159   $63,228,750 18
2009/11/03 4 $713,234 +23% 3,645 $196   $63,941,984 19
2009/11/04 5 $508,292 -29% 3,645 $139   $64,450,276 20
2009/11/05 5 $593,059 +17% 3,645 $163   $65,043,335 21
2009/11/06 9 $1,187,850 +100% 2,756 $431   $66,231,185 22
2009/11/07 9 $1,867,001 +57% 2,756 $677   $68,098,186 23
2009/11/08 9 $1,122,398 -40% 2,756 $407   $69,220,584 24
2009/11/09 9 $257,076 -77% 2,756 $93   $69,477,660 25
2009/11/10 9 $368,132 +43% 2,756 $134   $69,845,792 26
2009/11/11 6 $918,150 +149% 2,756 $333   $70,763,942 27
2009/11/12 9 $258,331 -72% 2,756 $94   $71,022,273 28
2009/11/13 12 $628,772 +143% 2,090 $301   $71,651,045 29
2009/11/14 12 $1,109,569 +76% 2,090 $531   $72,760,614 30
2009/11/15 11 $679,799 -39% 2,090 $325   $73,440,413 31
2009/11/16 12 $143,167 -79% 2,090 $69   $73,583,580 32
2009/11/17 12 $133,012 -7% 2,090 $64   $73,716,592 33
2009/11/18 12 $133,489 n/c 2,090 $64   $73,850,081 34
2009/11/19 13 $127,218 -5% 2,090 $61   $73,977,299 35
2009/11/20 16 $163,444 +28% 1,010 $162   $74,140,743 36
2009/11/21 14 $301,573 +85% 1,010 $299   $74,442,316 37
2009/11/22 14 $223,043 -26% 1,010 $221   $74,665,359 38
2009/11/23 - $79,251 -64% 1,010 $78   $74,744,610 39
2009/11/24 - $98,167 +24% 1,010 $97   $74,842,777 40
2009/11/25 - $69,885 -29% 404 $173   $74,912,662 41
2009/11/26 - $58,140 -17% 404 $144   $74,970,802 42
2009/11/27 - $161,261 +177% 404 $399   $75,132,063 43
2009/11/28 - $150,232 -7% 404 $372   $75,282,295 44
2009/11/29 - $86,913 -42% 404 $215   $75,369,208 45
2009/11/30 - $19,990 -77% 404 $49   $75,389,198 46
2009/12/01 - $22,095 +11% 404 $55   $75,411,293 47
2009/12/02 - $19,442 -12% 404 $48   $75,430,735 48
2009/12/03 - $19,588 +1% 404 $48   $75,450,323 49
2009/12/04 - $32,910 +68% 235 $140   $75,483,233 50
2009/12/05 - $52,456 +59% 235 $223   $75,535,689 51
2009/12/06 - $39,652 -24% 235 $169   $75,575,341 52
2009/12/07 - $11,325 -71% 235 $48   $75,586,666 53
2009/12/08 - $12,797 +13% 235 $54   $75,599,463 54
2009/12/09 - $10,804 -16% 235 $46   $75,610,267 55
2009/12/10 - $12,856 +19% 235 $55   $75,623,123 56
2009/12/11 - $19,799 +54% 145 $137   $75,642,922 57
2009/12/12 - $31,948 +61% 145 $220   $75,674,870 58
2009/12/13 - $23,318 -27% 145 $161   $75,698,188 59
2009/12/14 - $7,929 -66% 145 $55   $75,706,117 60
2009/12/15 - $9,812 +24% 145 $68   $75,715,929 61
2009/12/16 - $7,946 -19% 145 $55   $75,723,875 62
2009/12/17 - $9,175 +15% 145 $63   $75,733,050 63
2009/12/18 - $14,702 +60% 123 $120   $75,747,752 64
2009/12/19 - $22,021 +50% 123 $179   $75,769,773 65
2009/12/20 - $19,913 -10% 123 $162   $75,789,686 66
2009/12/21 - $13,987 -30% 123 $114   $75,803,673 67
2009/12/22 - $16,304 +17% 123 $133   $75,819,977 68
2009/12/23 - $13,859 -15% 108 $128   $75,833,836 69
2009/12/24 - $7,417 -46% 108 $69   $75,841,253 70
2009/12/25 - $42,425 +472% 267 $159   $75,883,678 71
2009/12/26 - $82,854 +95% 267 $310   $75,966,532 72
2009/12/27 - $72,379 -13% 267 $271   $76,038,911 73
2009/12/28 - $63,070 -13% 267 $236   $76,101,981 74
2009/12/29 - $74,063 +17% 267 $277   $76,176,044 75
2009/12/30 - $72,836 -2% 267 $273   $76,248,880 76
2009/12/31 - $53,099 -27% 267 $199   $76,301,979 77
2010/01/01 - $97,013 +83% 267 $363   $76,398,992 78
2010/01/02 - $105,233 +8% 267 $394   $76,504,225 79
2010/01/03 - $62,266 -41% 267 $233   $76,566,491 80
2010/01/04 - $25,530 -59% 267 $96   $76,592,021 81
2010/01/05 - $23,743 -7% 267 $89   $76,615,764 82
2010/01/06 - $20,182 -15% 267 $76   $76,635,946 83
2010/01/07 - $18,972 -6% 267 $71   $76,654,918 84
2010/01/08 - $41,223 +117% 243 $170   $76,696,141 85
2010/01/09 - $78,081 +89% 243 $321   $76,774,222 86
2010/01/10 - $52,372 -33% 243 $216   $76,826,594 87
2010/01/11 - $11,258 -79% 243 $46   $76,837,852 88
2010/01/12 - $13,398 +19% 243 $55   $76,851,250 89
2010/01/13 - $12,729 -5% 243 $52   $76,863,979 90
2010/01/14 - $13,941 +10% 243 $57   $76,877,920 91
2010/01/15 - $23,090 +66% 185 $125   $76,901,010 92
2010/01/16 - $42,670 +85% 185 $231   $76,943,680 93
2010/01/17 - $35,721 -16% 185 $193   $76,979,401 94
2010/01/18 30 $34,526 -3% 185 $187   $77,013,927 95
2010/01/19 - $7,441 -78% 185 $40   $77,021,368 96
2010/01/20 - $6,697 -10% 185 $36   $77,028,065 97
2010/01/21 - $6,328 -6% 185 $34   $77,034,393 98
2010/01/22 - $16,701 +164% 142 $118   $77,051,094 99
2010/01/23 - $33,039 +98% 142 $233   $77,084,133 100
2010/01/24 - $21,229 -36% 142 $150   $77,105,362 101
2010/01/25 - $5,545 -74% 142 $39   $77,110,907 102
2010/01/26 - $6,221 +12% 142 $44   $77,117,128 103
2010/01/27 - $4,484 -28% 142 $32   $77,121,612 104
2010/01/28 - $4,628 +3% 142 $33   $77,126,240 105
2010/01/29 - $11,005 +138% 109 $101   $77,137,245 106
2010/01/30 - $23,339 +112% 109 $214   $77,160,584 107
2010/01/31 - $15,290 -34% 109 $140   $77,175,874 108
2010/02/01 - $4,029 -74% 109 $37   $77,179,903 109
2010/02/02 - $4,190 +4% 109 $38   $77,184,093 110
2010/02/03 - $3,646 -13% 109 $33   $77,187,739 111
2010/02/04 - $3,597 -1% 109 $33   $77,191,336 112
2010/02/05 - $7,029 +95% 88 $80   $77,198,365 113
2010/02/06 - $15,870 +126% 88 $180   $77,214,235 114
2010/02/07 - $7,949 -50% 88 $90   $77,222,184 115
2010/02/08 - $2,860 -64% 88 $33   $77,225,044 116
2010/02/09 - $2,974 +4% 88 $34   $77,228,018 117
2010/02/10 - $2,882 -3% 88 $33   $77,230,900 118
2010/02/11 - $2,567 -11% 88 $29   $77,233,467 119

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/10/16 1 $32,695,407   3,735 $8,754   $32,695,407 3
2009/10/23 3 $14,019,406 -57% 3,735 $3,754   $53,558,981 10
2009/10/30 5 $5,931,417 -58% 3,645 $1,627   $62,650,379 17
2009/11/06 9 $4,177,249 -30% 2,756 $1,516   $69,220,584 24
2009/11/13 12 $2,418,140 -42% 2,090 $1,157   $73,440,413 31
2009/11/20 15 $688,060 -72% 1,010 $681   $74,665,359 38
2009/11/27 23 $398,406 -42% 404 $986   $75,369,208 45
2009/12/04 28 $125,018 -69% 235 $532   $75,575,341 52
2009/12/11 35 $75,065 -40% 145 $518   $75,698,188 59
2009/12/18 37 $56,636 -25% 123 $460   $75,789,686 66
2009/12/25 27 $197,658 +249% 267 $740   $76,038,911 73
2010/01/01 27 $264,512 +34% 267 $991   $76,566,491 80
2010/01/08 28 $171,676 -35% 243 $706   $76,826,594 87
2010/01/15 36 $101,481 -41% 185 $549   $76,979,401 94
2010/01/22 41 $70,969 -30% 142 $500   $77,105,362 101
2010/01/29 45 $49,634 -30% 109 $455   $77,175,874 108
2010/02/05 47 $30,848 -38% 88 $351   $77,222,184 115

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/7/20102805,139 805,139$15,337,898$15,337,8981
3/14/20109241,057-70% 1,046,196$4,095,558$19,433,4562
3/21/201015110,810-54% 1,157,006$1,882,662$21,316,1183
3/28/20102168,678-38% 1,225,684$1,166,839$22,482,9584
4/11/20102233,048 1,309,250$582,636$23,923,8956
4/18/20101144,106+33% 1,353,356$758,623$24,682,5187
4/25/20102720,574-53% 1,373,930$380,413$25,062,9318
5/9/20101830,156 1,415,442$430,628$25,713,29710

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/7/20102173,549 173,549$4,019,393$4,019,3931
3/14/2010836,013-79% 209,562$845,950$4,865,3432
3/21/20101311,192-69% 220,754$262,901$5,128,2443

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