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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


The Numbers Rating: 7.39 (36 votes) Rate it - Rating Details
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 72% - Fresh
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $127,509,326
International Box Office$202,300,000
Worldwide Box Office$329,809,326
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales: $43,679,152 Weekly Breakdown
For full financial breakdown, please contact our research team.
Production Budget:$160,000,000
Theatrical Release: December 25th, 2008 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: May 5th, 2009 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Running Time:167 minutes
Budget Source:THR, 11/24/2008, p. 6 ("...at least $150 million...")
Budget Source:Variety, 9/8/2008, p. 30 ("$150 million-$170 million")
Budget Source:HR, 10/23/2007, p. S-2

Cast

Brad Pitt    Benjamin Button
Cate Blanchett    Daisy
Taraji P. Henson    Queenie
Julia Ormond    Caroline
Madisen Beaty    Daisy age 10
Jason Flemyng    Thomas Button
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali    Tizzy
Jared Harris    Captain Mike
Elias Koteas    Monsieur Gateau
Phyllis Somerville    Grandma Fuller
Tilda Swinton    Elizabeth Abbott
Lance Nichols    Preacher
Ngunda Oti    Rampai Mohadi
Elle Fanning    Daisy age 7
Spencer Daniels    Benjamin Button - Age 12
Ed Metzger    Theodore Roosevelt

Production and Technical Credits

Director    David Fincher
Screenwriter    Eric Roth
Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Producer    Frank Marshall
Producer    Cean Chaffin
Story Creator    F. Scott Fitzgerald
Story Creator    Eric Roth
Story Creator    Robin Swicord
Cinematographer    Claudio Miranda
Editor    Kirk Baxter
Editor    Angus Wall
Composer    Alexandre Desplat
Production Designer    Donald Graham Burt
Supervising Art Director    Tom Reta
Art Director    Randy Moore
Art Director    Scott Plauche
Art Director    Kelly Curley
Art Director    Michele Laliberte
Set Designer    Lorrie Campbell
Set Designer    Jane Wuu
Set Designer    Clint Wallace
Set Designer    Randy Wilkins
Set Designer    Tammy Lee
Set Designer    Masako Masuda
Set Designer    Ryan Heck
Set Decorator    Victor J. Zolfo
Sound Mixer    Mark Weingarten
Sound Designer    Ren Klyce
Supervising Sound Editor    Ren Klyce
Re-recording Mixer    David Parker
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Re-recording Mixer    Ren Klyce
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eric Barba
Special Effects Coordinator    Burt Dalton
Special Make-up Effects    Greg Cannom
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Brian Sipe
Stunt Coordinator    Mickey Giacomazzi
Associate Producer    Jim Davidson
Assistant Director    Bob Wagner
Second Unit Director    Dan Holland
Casting Director    Laray Mayfield

Weekend Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/26 3 $26,853,816   2,988 $8,987   $38,725,647 4
2009/01/02 3 $18,691,248 -30% 2,988 $6,255   $79,297,086 11
2009/01/09 5 $9,212,515 -51% 2,947 $3,126   $94,092,395 18
2009/01/16 11 $5,576,862 -39% 2,223 $2,509   $102,601,599 25
2009/01/23 9 $6,085,919 +9% 2,263 $2,689   $111,129,482 32
2009/01/30 11 $3,544,251 -42% 2,126 $1,667   $116,473,266 39
2009/02/06 13 $2,302,188 -35% 1,478 $1,558   $119,950,285 46
2009/02/13 17 $1,611,370 -30% 909 $1,773   $122,256,143 53
2009/02/20 18 $1,232,517 -24% 754 $1,635   $124,211,606 60
2009/02/27 20 $787,261 -36% 558 $1,411   $125,388,340 67
2009/03/06 22 $440,082 -44% 401 $1,097   $126,101,980 74
2009/03/13 28 $270,835 -38% 281 $964   $126,532,358 81
2009/03/20 35 $123,045 -55% 206 $597   $126,759,635 88
2009/03/27 22 $208,157 +69% 246 $846   $127,023,019 95
2009/04/03 26 $131,342 -37% 213 $617   $127,247,417 102
2009/04/10 36 $83,380 -37% 156 $534   $127,394,283 109
2009/04/17 36 $58,881 -29% 111 $530   $127,490,802 116

Daily Chart Record

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/25 2 $11,871,831   2,988 $3,973   $11,871,831 1
2008/12/26 2 $10,144,686 -15% 2,988 $3,395   $22,016,517 2
2008/12/27 3 $9,343,631 -8% 2,988 $3,127   $31,360,148 3
2008/12/28 3 $7,365,499 -21% 2,988 $2,465   $38,725,647 4
2008/12/29 3 $5,001,266 -32% 2,988 $1,674   $43,726,913 5
2008/12/30 3 $4,656,083 -7% 2,988 $1,558   $48,382,996 6
2008/12/31 - $4,283,152 -8% 2,988 $1,433   $52,666,148 7
2009/01/01 - $7,939,690 +85% 2,988 $2,657   $60,605,838 8
2009/01/02 3 $7,065,898 -11% 2,988 $2,365   $67,671,736 9
2009/01/03 3 $7,257,498 +3% 2,988 $2,429   $74,929,234 10
2009/01/04 3 $4,367,852 -40% 2,988 $1,462   $79,297,086 11
2009/01/05 2 $1,441,238 -67% 2,988 $482   $80,738,324 12
2009/01/06 2 $1,494,030 +4% 2,988 $500   $82,232,354 13
2009/01/07 1 $1,383,926 -7% 2,988 $463   $83,616,280 14
2009/01/08 1 $1,263,600 -9% 2,988 $423   $84,879,880 15
2009/01/09 5 $2,891,816 +129% 2,947 $981   $87,771,696 16
2009/01/10 6 $4,000,804 +38% 2,947 $1,358   $91,772,500 17
2009/01/11 6 $2,319,895 -42% 2,947 $787   $94,092,395 18
2009/01/12 4 $732,398 -68% 2,947 $249   $94,824,793 19
2009/01/13 4 $780,489 +7% 2,947 $265   $95,605,282 20
2009/01/14 4 $700,287 -10% 2,947 $238   $96,305,569 21
2009/01/15 4 $719,168 +3% 2,947 $244   $97,024,737 22
2009/01/16 10 $1,568,936 +118% 2,223 $706   $98,593,673 23
2009/01/17 11 $2,462,964 +57% 2,223 $1,108   $101,056,637 24
2009/01/18 11 $1,544,962 -37% 2,223 $695   $102,601,599 25
2009/01/19 12 $1,008,434 -35% 2,223 $454   $103,610,033 26
2009/01/20 11 $369,545 -63% 2,223 $166   $103,979,578 27
2009/01/21 9 $409,272 +11% 2,223 $184   $104,388,850 28
2009/01/22 7 $654,713 +60% 2,223 $295   $105,043,563 29
2009/01/23 10 $1,664,543 +154% 2,263 $736   $106,708,106 30
2009/01/24 9 $2,716,623 +63% 2,263 $1,200   $109,424,729 31
2009/01/25 8 $1,704,753 -37% 2,263 $753   $111,129,482 32
2009/01/26 7 $449,524 -74% 2,263 $199   $111,579,006 33
2009/01/27 6 $490,301 +9% 2,263 $217   $112,069,307 34
2009/01/28 8 $414,191 -16% 2,263 $183   $112,483,498 35
2009/01/29 8 $445,517 +8% 2,263 $197   $112,929,015 36
2009/01/30 11 $1,115,291 +150% 2,126 $525   $114,044,306 37
2009/01/31 11 $1,787,704 +60% 2,126 $841   $115,832,010 38
2009/02/01 11 $641,256 -64% 2,126 $302   $116,473,266 39
2009/02/02 10 $276,308 -57% 2,126 $130   $116,749,574 40
2009/02/03 10 $297,854 +8% 2,126 $140   $117,047,428 41
2009/02/04 10 $291,279 -2% 2,126 $137   $117,338,707 42
2009/02/05 10 $309,390 +6% 2,126 $146   $117,648,097 43
2009/02/06 13 $633,420 +105% 1,478 $429   $118,281,517 44
2009/02/07 13 $1,077,953 +70% 1,478 $729   $119,359,470 45
2009/02/08 15 $590,815 -45% 1,478 $400   $119,950,285 46
2009/02/09 16 $169,679 -71% 1,478 $115   $120,119,964 47
2009/02/10 16 $177,285 +4% 1,478 $120   $120,297,249 48
2009/02/11 15 $164,467 -7% 1,478 $111   $120,461,716 49
2009/02/12 14 $183,057 +11% 1,478 $124   $120,644,773 50
2009/02/13 - $334,275 +83% 909 $368   $120,979,048 51
2009/02/14 - $790,626 +137% 909 $870   $121,769,674 52
2009/02/15 - $486,469 -38% 909 $535   $122,256,143 53
2009/02/16 17 $317,151 -35% 909 $349   $122,573,294 54
2009/02/17 17 $137,740 -57% 909 $152   $122,711,034 55
2009/02/18 17 $127,787 -7% 909 $141   $122,838,821 56
2009/02/19 17 $140,268 +10% 909 $154   $122,979,089 57
2009/02/20 18 $307,845 +119% 754 $408   $123,286,934 58
2009/02/21 17 $639,937 +108% 754 $849   $123,926,871 59
2009/02/22 17 $284,735 -56% 754 $378   $124,211,606 60
2009/02/23 18 $102,232 -64% 754 $136   $124,313,838 61
2009/02/24 18 $101,065 -1% 754 $134   $124,414,903 62
2009/02/25 18 $90,361 -11% 754 $120   $124,505,264 63
2009/02/26 18 $95,815 +6% 754 $127   $124,601,079 64
2009/02/27 21 $206,750 +116% 558 $371   $124,807,829 65
2009/02/28 20 $364,543 +76% 558 $653   $125,172,372 66
2009/03/01 20 $215,968 -41% 558 $387   $125,388,340 67
2009/03/02 20 $67,281 -69% 558 $121   $125,455,621 68
2009/03/03 20 $73,236 +9% 558 $131   $125,528,857 69
2009/03/04 20 $67,243 -8% 558 $121   $125,596,100 70
2009/03/05 20 $65,798 -2% 558 $118   $125,661,898 71
2009/03/06 - $126,833 +93% 401 $316   $125,788,731 72
2009/03/07 - $208,929 +65% 401 $521   $125,997,660 73
2009/03/08 - $104,320 -50% 401 $260   $126,101,980 74
2009/03/09 - $35,024 -66% 401 $87   $126,137,004 75
2009/03/10 - $44,011 +26% 401 $110   $126,181,015 76
2009/03/11 - $40,443 -8% 401 $101   $126,221,458 77
2009/03/12 - $40,065 -1% 401 $100   $126,261,523 78
2009/03/13 - $75,198 +88% 281 $268   $126,336,721 79
2009/03/14 - $128,372 +71% 281 $457   $126,465,093 80
2009/03/15 - $67,265 -48% 281 $239   $126,532,358 81
2009/03/16 - $24,100 -64% 281 $86   $126,556,458 82
2009/03/17 - $24,533 +2% 281 $87   $126,580,991 83
2009/03/18 - $28,219 +15% 281 $100   $126,609,210 84
2009/03/19 - $27,380 -3% 281 $97   $126,636,590 85
2009/03/20 - $35,632 +30% 206 $173   $126,672,222 86
2009/03/21 - $55,494 +56% 206 $269   $126,727,716 87
2009/03/22 - $31,919 -42% 206 $155   $126,759,635 88
2009/03/23 - $12,928 -59% 206 $63   $126,772,563 89
2009/03/24 - $14,827 +15% 206 $72   $126,787,390 90
2009/03/25 - $14,225 -4% 206 $69   $126,801,615 91
2009/03/26 - $13,247 -7% 206 $64   $126,814,862 92
2009/03/27 - $59,024 +346% 246 $240   $126,873,886 93
2009/03/28 - $91,303 +55% 246 $371   $126,965,189 94
2009/03/29 - $57,830 -37% 246 $235   $127,023,019 95
2009/03/30 - $21,076 -64% 246 $86   $127,044,095 96
2009/03/31 - $26,200 +24% 246 $107   $127,070,295 97
2009/04/01 - $22,816 -13% 246 $93   $127,093,111 98
2009/04/02 - $22,964 +1% 246 $93   $127,116,075 99
2009/04/03 - $42,374 +85% 213 $199   $127,158,449 100
2009/04/04 - $55,651 +31% 213 $261   $127,214,100 101
2009/04/05 - $33,317 -40% 213 $156   $127,247,417 102
2009/04/06 - $12,477 -63% 213 $59   $127,259,894 103
2009/04/07 - $17,725 +42% 213 $83   $127,277,619 104
2009/04/08 - $15,379 -13% 213 $72   $127,292,998 105
2009/04/09 - $17,905 +16% 213 $84   $127,310,903 106
2009/04/10 - $30,187 +69% 156 $194   $127,341,090 107
2009/04/11 - $34,229 +13% 156 $219   $127,375,319 108
2009/04/12 - $18,964 -45% 156 $122   $127,394,283 109
2009/04/13 - $9,618 -49% 156 $62   $127,403,901 110
2009/04/14 - $9,606 n/c 156 $62   $127,413,507 111
2009/04/15 - $9,414 -2% 156 $60   $127,422,921 112
2009/04/16 - $9,000 -4% 156 $58   $127,431,921 113
2009/04/17 - $19,378 +115% 111 $175   $127,451,299 114
2009/04/18 - $26,788 +38% 111 $241   $127,478,087 115
2009/04/19 - $12,715 -53% 111 $115   $127,490,802 116
2009/04/20 - $4,249 -67% 111 $38   $127,495,051 117
2009/04/21 - $5,044 +19% 111 $45   $127,500,095 118
2009/04/22 - $4,577 -9% 111 $41   $127,504,672 119
2009/04/23 - $4,654 +2% 111 $42   $127,509,326 120