The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,982,478Details
International Box Office $47,386,956
Worldwide Box Office $68,369,434
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $16,500,285 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $16,500,285
Further financial details...

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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
32% - Rotten
Audience
32% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$35,000,000
Theatrical Release: July 25th, 2008 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: December 2nd, 2008 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent and disturbing content and thematic material
Franchise: X-Files
Source:Based on TV
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

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International Details - Another Milestone for Hancock

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Cast

David Duchovny    Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson    Special Agent Dana Scully
Amanda Peet    ASAC Dakota Whitney
Billy Connolly    Father Joseph Crissman
Xzibit    Agent Mosley Drummy
Callum Keith Rennie    2nd Abductor (Janke Dacyshyn)
Mitch Pileggi    Walter Skinner

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/07/25 4 $3,993,442   3,185 $1,254   $3,993,442 1
2008/07/26 5 $3,427,696 -14% 3,185 $1,076   $7,421,138 2
2008/07/27 5 $2,600,615 -24% 3,185 $817   $10,021,753 3
2008/07/28 6 $1,010,265 -61% 3,185 $317   $11,032,018 4
2008/07/29 7 $980,736 -3% 3,185 $308   $12,012,754 5
2008/07/30 7 $838,837 -14% 3,185 $263   $12,851,591 6
2008/07/31 8 $783,904 -7% 3,185 $246   $13,635,495 7
2008/08/01 9 $991,227 +26% 3,185 $311   $14,626,722 8
2008/08/02 9 $1,394,461 +41% 3,185 $438   $16,021,183 9
2008/08/03 9 $1,000,190 -28% 3,185 $314   $17,021,373 10
2008/08/04 9 $462,056 -54% 3,185 $145   $17,483,429 11
2008/08/05 10 $458,790 -1% 3,185 $144   $17,942,219 12
2008/08/06 12 $272,815 -41% 3,185 $86   $18,215,034 13
2008/08/07 12 $244,781 -10% 3,185 $77   $18,459,815 14
2008/08/08 12 $366,509 +50% 1,695 $216   $18,826,324 15
2008/08/09 12 $534,686 +46% 1,695 $315   $19,361,010 16
2008/08/10 12 $389,543 -27% 1,695 $230   $19,750,553 17
2008/08/11 12 $166,572 -57% 1,695 $98   $19,917,125 18
2008/08/12 12 $170,183 +2% 1,695 $100   $20,087,308 19
2008/08/13 15 $84,320 -50% 1,695 $50   $20,171,628 20
2008/08/14 15 $80,662 -4% 1,695 $48   $20,252,290 21
2008/08/15 - $78,177 -3% 262 $298   $20,330,467 22
2008/08/16 - $115,312 +48% 262 $440   $20,445,779 23
2008/08/17 - $58,961 -49% 262 $225   $20,504,740 24
2008/08/18 - $20,056 -66% 262 $77   $20,524,796 25
2008/08/19 - $25,569 +27% 262 $98   $20,550,365 26
2008/08/20 - $20,846 -18% 262 $80   $20,571,211 27
2008/08/21 - $19,667 -6% 262 $75   $20,590,878 28
2008/08/22 - $36,141 +84% 163 $222   $20,627,019 29
2008/08/23 - $53,116 +47% 163 $326   $20,680,135 30
2008/08/24 - $27,593 -48% 163 $169   $20,707,728 31
2008/08/25 - $11,046 -60% 163 $68   $20,718,774 32
2008/08/26 - $12,259 +11% 163 $75   $20,731,033 33
2008/08/27 - $9,565 -22% 163 $59   $20,740,598 34
2008/08/28 - $9,476 -1% 163 $58   $20,750,074 35
2008/08/29 - $14,522 +53% 94 $154   $20,764,596 36
2008/08/30 - $24,233 +67% 94 $258   $20,788,829 37
2008/08/31 - $48,686 +101% 94 $518   $20,837,515 38
2008/09/01 50 $9,751 -80% 94 $104   $20,847,266 39
2008/09/02 - $3,731 -62% 94 $40   $20,850,997 40
2008/09/03 - $3,673 -2% 94 $39   $20,854,670 41
2008/09/04 - $3,986 +9% 94 $42   $20,858,656 42
2008/09/05 - $11,376 +185% 78 $146   $20,870,032 43
2008/09/06 - $16,769 +47% 78 $215   $20,886,801 44
2008/09/07 - $8,647 -48% 78 $111   $20,895,448 45
2008/09/08 - $3,156 -64% 78 $40   $20,898,604 46
2008/09/09 - $3,786 +20% 78 $49   $20,902,390 47
2008/09/10 - $3,647 -4% 78 $47   $20,906,037 48
2008/09/11 - $3,411 -6% 78 $44   $20,909,448 49
2008/09/12 - $6,899 +102% 65 $106   $20,916,347 50
2008/09/13 - $11,005 +60% 65 $169   $20,927,352 51
2008/09/14 - $5,748 -48% 65 $88   $20,933,100 52
2008/09/15 - $1,621 -72% 65 $25   $20,934,721 53
2008/09/16 - $1,732 +7% 65 $27   $20,936,453 54
2008/09/17 - $2,309 +33% 65 $36   $20,938,762 55
2008/09/18 - $2,339 +1% 65 $36   $20,941,101 56

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/07/25 4 $10,021,753   3,185 $3,147   $10,021,753 3
2008/08/01 9 $3,385,878 -66% 3,185 $1,063   $17,021,373 10
2008/08/08 12 $1,290,738 -62% 1,695 $761   $19,750,553 17
2008/08/15 27 $252,450 -80% 262 $964   $20,504,740 24
2008/08/22 41 $116,850 -54% 163 $717   $20,707,728 31
2008/08/29 42 $87,441 -25% 94 $930   $20,837,515 38
2008/09/05 53 $36,792 -58% 78 $472   $20,895,448 45
2008/09/12 61 $23,652 -36% 65 $364   $20,933,100 52
2008/09/19 66 $18,642 -21% 50 $373   $20,959,743 59
2008/09/26 79 $8,561 -54% 33 $259   $20,975,101 66
2008/10/03 103 $2,855 -67% 11 $260   $20,981,633 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/7/20087290,439 290,439$6,103,169$6,103,1691
12/14/200813176,618-39% 467,057$3,631,513$9,734,6822
12/21/200828116,463-34% 583,520$2,378,850$12,113,5323
12/28/20082493,747-20% 677,267$1,711,736$13,825,2684
1/4/20092835,074-63% 712,341$688,376$14,513,6445

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