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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $57,044,785Details
International Box Office $12,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $69,044,785
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,409 $57,044,785
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,360 $12,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,022 $69,044,785

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)
May 18th, 2018 (Limited) by Warner Bros.
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)
May 18th, 2018 (Limited), released as 2001: A Space Odyssey (Re: 2018) (United Kingdom)
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, Space Program, Space Colonization, 2000s, Yesterday's Tomorrow
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Stanley Kubrick Productions
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 1,543 $56,757,057 May 18, 2018 18,309


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


Frank Miller   
Ed Bishop   
Edwina Carroll   
Penny Brahms   
Alan Gifford   
Ann Gillis   

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

Production and Technical Credits

Stanley Kubrick    Producer
Stanley Kubrick    Screenwriter
Arthur C Clarke    Screenwriter
Geoffrey Unsworth    Cinematographer
Ray Lovejoy    Editor

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Theater Averages: Out of This World

May 23rd, 2018

Deadpool 2

The re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey topped the theater average chart by a huge margin earning just over $200,000 in four theaters for an average of $50,690. The overall box office leader, Deadpool 2, was next with an average of $28,859 in over 4,000 theaters. First Reformed was right behind with an average of $24,391 in just 4 theaters. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: First in Line

May 18th, 2018

First Reformed

It’s a slow week for limited releases, with only nine films here. That includes the main list and the secondary VOD releases. Of these, First Reformed is the one most likely to do well in theaters. Meanwhile, The Hollow Child and That Summer could find audiences on VOD. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/05/18 22 $202,759   4 $50,690   $56,902,759 2,616

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/05/18 - $57,057   4 $14,264   $56,757,057 18,309
2018/05/19 - $71,642 +26% 4 $17,911   $56,828,699 18,310
2018/05/20 - $74,060 +3% 4 $18,515   $56,902,759 18,311
2018/05/21 - $30,258 -59% 4 $7,565   $56,933,017 18,312
2018/05/22 - $25,824 -15% 4 $6,456   $56,958,841 18,313
2018/05/23 - $40,944 +59% 4 $10,236   $56,999,785 18,314
2018/05/24 - $22,000 -46% 4 $5,500   $57,021,785 18,315
2018/05/25 - $23,000 +5% 4 $5,750   $57,044,785 18,316

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/05/18 20 $321,785   4 $80,446   $57,021,785 2,617

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 6 $502,322 5/23/2018
Rest of World $11,417,184
International Total$12,000,000 5/23/2018

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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