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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $56,700,000Details
International Box Office $12,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $68,700,000
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,412 $56,700,000
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,323 $12,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,014 $68,700,000

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$10,500,000
Domestic Releases: April 2nd, 1968 (Wide)
International Releases: November 21st, 2014 (Limited), released as 2001: A Space Odyssey (Re: 2014) (United Kingdom)
June 2nd, 2017 (Limited), released as 2001: A Space Odyssey (Re-release) (Netherlands)
Video Release: June 30th, 1993 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 141 minutes
Franchise: 2001
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Keywords: Visual Effects, Artificial Intelligence, Moonbase, First Contact
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States


Robert Beatty    Dr. Halvorsen, Lunar Administrator
Keir Dullea    Dr. David 'Dave' Bowman, Mission Commander
Sean Sullivan    Dr. Roy Michaels, Geophysicist
Gary Lockwood    Dr. Frank Poole, Astronaut
Douglas Rain    HAL 9000
William Sylvester    Dr. Heywood R. Floyd, National Council of Astronautics
Daniel Richter    Moonwatcher
Leonard Rossiter    Dr. Andre Smyslov
Margaret Tyzack    Elena

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Netherlands 6/2/2017 $0 0 1 4 $80,494 7/25/2017
United Kingdom 11/21/2014 $0 0 1 5 $502,322 7/27/2016
Rest of World $11,417,184
International Total$12,000,000 7/25/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/26/2009721,182 21,182$401,398$401,398839
11/29/20092056,497 125,359$1,070,616$2,375,543857
7/11/2010177,868 145,386$149,104$2,755,039889
7/18/2010177,238-8% 152,624$137,155$2,892,194890
7/25/2010119,369+29% 161,993$177,549$3,069,743891

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