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300 (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $210,614,939Details
International Box Office $243,546,996Details
Worldwide Box Office $454,161,935
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $276,932,513 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $7,287,480 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $284,219,993
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 9th, 2007 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
March 9th, 2007 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: July 31st, 2007 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity.
Running Time: 115 minutes
Franchise: 300
Comparisons: vs. Troy
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Keywords: Visual Effects, Historical Battles, Voiceover/Narration, Dark Horse Comics, IMAX: DMR, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Legendary Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $200m 143 $200,965,135 Apr 13, 2007 38
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day) 99 $8,368,382 Apr 6, 2007 31
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 138 $10,910,521 Apr 6, 2007 31
Fastest to $150m 133 $156,195,649 Mar 23, 2007 16
Fastest to $100m 125 $106,360,658 Mar 16, 2007 8
Biggest Domestic March Weekend 9 $70,885,301 Mar 9, 2007 3
Top Action Weekend Domestic 53 $70,885,301 Mar 9, 2007 3
Top Animation/Live Action Weekend Domestic 40 $70,885,301 Mar 9, 2007 3
Top Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Weekend Domestic 41 $70,885,301 Mar 9, 2007 3
Top Historical Fiction Weekend Domestic 5 $70,885,301 Mar 9, 2007 3
Biggest Domestic Non-Sequel Weekend 41 $70,885,301 Mar 9, 2007 3
Top R Weekend Domestic 10 $70,885,301 Mar 9, 2007 3
Top Warner Bros. Weekend Domestic 26 $70,885,301 Mar 9, 2007 3
Top 2007 Theater Average 33 $22,844 Mar 9, 2007 3
Fastest to $50m 101 $52,787,575 Mar 9, 2007 2
Top Animation/Live Action Day Domestic 95 $28,106,731 Mar 9, 2007 1
Top Historical Fiction Day Domestic 12 $28,106,731 Mar 9, 2007 1
Biggest Domestic Non-Sequel Day 93 $28,106,731 Mar 9, 2007 1
Top R Day Domestic 23 $28,106,731 Mar 9, 2007 1
Top Warner Bros. Day Domestic 58 $28,106,731 Mar 9, 2007 1
Biggest Domestic March Day 21 $28,106,731 Mar 9, 2007 1

Leading Cast

   King Leonidas

Supporting Cast

Lena Headey    Queen Gorgo
Dominic West    Theron
David Wenham    Dilios
Vincent Regan    Captain
Michael Fassbender    Stelios
Tom Wisdom    Astinos
Andrew Pleavin    Daxos
Andrew Tiernan    Ephialtes
Rodrigo Santoro    Xerxes
Peter Mensah    Messenger
Stephen McHattie    Loyalist

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

Production and Technical Credits

Mark Canton    Producer
Bernie Goldmann    Producer
Jeffrey Silver    Producer
William Fay    Executive Producer
Craig J. Flores    Executive Producer
Scott Mednick    Executive Producer
Frank Miller    Executive Producer
Deborah Snyder    Executive Producer
Thomas Tull    Executive Producer
Ben Waisbren    Executive Producer
Zack Snyder    Screenwriter
Kurt Johnstad    Screenwriter
Michael B. Gordon    Screenwriter
Frank Miller    Story Creator
Lynn Varley    Story Creator
Larry Fong    Cinematographer
William Hoy    Editor
Tyler Bates    Composer
James Bissell    Production Designer
Isabelle Guay    Supervising Art Director
Jean-Pierre Paquet    Art Director
Nicholas Lepage    Art Director
Frederic Amblard    Set Designer
Celine Lampron    Set Designer
Vincent Gingras-Liberali    Set Designer
Guy Pigeon    Set Designer
Alex Touikan    Set Designer
Brent Lambert    Set Designer
Paul Hotte    Set Decorator
Daniel Hamelin    Set Decorator
Phillippe Lord    Set Decorator
Michael Wilkinson    Costume Designer
Patrick Rousseau    Sound Designer
Scott Hecker    Supervising Sound Editor
Chris Jenkins    Re-recording Mixer
Frank A. Montano    Re-recording Mixer
Chris Watts    Visual Effects Supervisor
Grant Freckelton    Art Director
Louis Craig    Special Effects Supervisor
Shaun Smith    Special Make-up Effects
Mark Rappaport    Special Make-up Effects
Damon Caro    Stunt Coordinator
Damon Caro    Fight Choreographer
Chad Stahelski    Stunt Coordinator
Chad Stahelski    Fight Choreographer
Stephane Lefebvre    Stunt Coordinator
Wesley Coller    Associate Producer
Silenn Thomas    Associate Producer
Nathalie Peter-Contesse    Associate Producer
Martin Walters    Assistant Director
Clay Staub    Second Unit Director
Miroslaw Baszak    Second Unit Camera
Carrie Hilton    Casting Director

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

DVD Releases for July 21st, 2009

July 20th, 2009

Two of the most anticipated home market releases of the summer come out this week, and both of them are contenders for DVD Pick of the Week. The Watchmen and Coraline Blu-ray releases are both worth picking up, and must-haves for their fans. Also in the mix is The Middleman - The Complete Series, which despite its short run packs a lot of entertainment. If I were forced to choose just one to buy, it would probably be Coraline, but all three are DVD Picks of the Week. More...

DVD Releases for November 18, 2008 - Part I

November 18th, 2008

It's a weird week for the DVD release report. According to Amazon, seven of the top ten releases come from two movies: WALL-E and Tropic Thunder. Add in the Spanish language edition and there are five versions of the former movie coming out this week, including the 3-Disc DVD and the 3-Disc Blu-ray, either one of which is worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week. The overall group of releases feels weaker than last week, but it is more than enough that it had to be split into two parts. Part two can be found here. More...

Award Season - SAG Follows the Script - SAG Nominations

December 23rd, 2007

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced this week, but again there were no clear front runners for the six theatrical categories. More...

DVD Sales - Living for the Home Market

December 3rd, 2007

New releases were not plentiful on the sales chart this week, but they dominated the top five by taking three spots. This includes Live Free or Die Hard in first place with 2.06 million units sold and $35.11 million in total sales. More...

DVD Sales - Blades Glide into First Place

September 9th, 2007

New releases were not that plentiful on the sales chart this week, but they did take the top two spots with Blades of Glory leading the way. Over its first week of release, the film sold 905,000 units for a total of $14.48 million in sales. More...

DVD Sales - Wild Hogs Ride Into the Sunset

September 2nd, 2007

New releases weren't big sellers this week as Wild Hogs remained in first place despite falling more than 66% during its second week of release. It sold an estimated 738,000 units for a running tally of 2.94 million. That works out to $46.96 million in sales, including $11.80 million this past week. More...

DVD Rentals - New Releases Hog Half the Spots on the Rental Chart

August 26th, 2007

New releases took three of the top five places on the DVD rental chart, including first place. Wild Hogs was the overall rental leader with $9.94 million, which was in line with Disturbia's opening last week. More...

DVD Sales - Sales Chart Goes Wild

August 26th, 2007

Wild Hogs led a healthy group of new releases to win the race on the DVD sales chart with 2.20 million units sold and $35.16 million in first week sales. More...

DVD Rentals - Disturbing News on the Rental Charts

August 19th, 2007

Disturbia led a large group of new releases and took first place on the rental charts with $9.70 million in rentals. More...

DVD Sales - 300 Does Double Duty at Number One

August 19th, 2007

Despite a busy week for new releases, 300 was able to stay on top of the DVD sales chart. This should really surprise no one as it has been tough this year for any DVD to move more than 1 million units in a single week, and with first week sales of more than 5 million units, even a sharp drop-off would leave 300 in first place. And it did have a sharp drop-off, down more than 70% to 1.50 million units sold this week for a total of 6.60 million after two. This works out to $149.82 million in total sales, which is close to the film's entire theatrical haul. More...

300 Times 5 Million Equals Number One

August 12th, 2007

New releases made their presence felt this week, earning five spots on the DVD sales chart, including the first two places. The battle for first place wasn't even close, though, as 300 made a dominant debut, selling 5.10 million units, which was 2 million more than the rest of the top 30 combined. Its opening week sales of $115 million was double the rest of the top 30. Second place went to Hot Fuzz with a very respectable 676,000 units; you must remember, this is a film that only cost 8 million Pounds to make, roughly, which is about $17 million American. The film made more than that in just one week on the home market in combined rentals and sales, so everyone involved must be very, very happy indeed. Pathfinder's sales were stronger than its rentals as it moved 562,000 units for a total of $10.10 million in sales, which was more than it earned theatrically. More...

DVD Releases for July 31, 2007

July 30th, 2007

We finally got some wide releases worth picking up this week, which have been in tight supply most of the summer. It's been rare to find one first-run release worth picking up in any given week, but this week we have two that are contenders for DVD Pick of the Week: 300 - 2-Disc Special Edition and Hot Fuzz - Buy from Amazon. I was a little worried that a special edition for the latter might be around the corner, but that wasn't enough to prevent me from naming it as the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

IMAX - Potter Profits on Big Big Screen

July 17th, 2007

There were even more records falling this weekend as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix broke several IMAX records during its opening. This includes the largest number of screens (91 domestically and 35 internationally); biggest Wednesday ($1.9 million); the largest 5-day domestic total ($7.4 million); largest domestic per screen average ($80,500); and the largest worldwide opening ($9.4 million). And because of massive pre-sales and sold out showings, the film should show stronger legs on IMAX screens that it will as a whole. More...

International Details - Pirates Still Have Some Fight Left in Them

July 15th, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End remained in sixth place with $8.94 million on 5442 screens in 101 markets for a total of $624.93 million. Internationally the film is in fifth place all-time and should top Dead Man's Chest shortly. Worldwide, it is also in fifth place but Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone's $974.56 million seems safe. As for At World's End's individual markets, the U.K. is still ahead of Japan $80.06 million to $77.58 million. However, Japan is catching up $2.28 million on 674 screens compared to just $738,000 on 357 in the U.K. At this pace Japan will need just two weeks to become the film's biggest draw. More...

International Details - Pirates Ship Starts to Sink

July 8th, 2007

Some very interesting news on the international front this weekend regarding Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. First of all, it fell out of the top five; however, it was still able to pull in more than $10 million over the weekend. Not too long ago it was a chore to find a dozen films that cracked $1 million, while this past weekend we had 6 that earned $10 million or more. Over the weekend the film added $14.02 million on 5775 screens in 104 markets for a total of $608.89 million internationally. It is the sixth film to cross $600 million internationally and is now in fifth place on that chart. Worldwide the film has $906.89 million making it the ninth highest grosser of all time. The U.K. is still the film's best market at $78.51 million compared to second pace Japan where it has made $74.02 million. However, that gap continues to narrow with the film making $3.23 million on 691 screens in the latter and $1.37 million on 401 screens in the former. More...

International Details - Black Mark at the Box Office

July 1st, 2007

There was a troubling lack of final results this week and this results in a few studio estimates with some of the numbers. However, it appears that Black House was able to place fourth on the international charts after winning the box office race in South Korea The film was able to top its native market with $2.71 million on 325 screens over the weekend and $3.35 million in total. More...

International Details - Spidey Swings into the Sunset

June 24th, 2007

Spider-Man 3 fell out of the top five for the first time during its run, but since it has already hit $500 million internationally and is closing in on $900 million worldwide, this is hardly a reason to panic. Over the weekend the film added $3.02 million on 3914 screens in 65 markets for a total of $543.87 million, putting it in 11th place all time, just behind Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings. Worldwide the film had $873.88 million at the end of the weekend, which means it also places 11th on that all-time chart, but will top Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets before long. More...

International Details - 300 Makes a Late Surge

June 17th, 2007

300 returned to the international chart this week thanks entirely to its opening in Japan. In that market, the film opened in second place with $2.71 million on 452 screens over the weekend and $3.39 million including last week's premiere in Tokyo. This was enough for it to capture sixth place internationally with $2.75 million on 576 screens in 8 markets, while lifting its total to $236.89 million. More...

International Details - Box Office Broken

June 10th, 2007

With no worldwide opening this weekend, several studios tried to open / expand smaller films hoping to take advantage of the lull. Despite this influx of competition, Fracture was able to hold strong dipping just one place with sixth with $2.25 million on 1018 screens in 16 markets for a total of $22.33 million internationally. The film wasn't able to top $1 million in any single market, but came closest in France with $671,000 over the weekend for a $7.20 million running total. More...

International Details - Bean Takes a Holiday from the Top Five

May 27th, 2007

Mr. Bean's Holiday fell one spot out of the top five this weekend despite showing some significant growth. The film did have a few openings, including a third place $165,000 debut on 56 screens in Turkey, but its biggest market was Germany where it grew 44% to $651,000 on 577 screens for the weekend and $22.52 million in total. Overall the film added $3.47 million on 2634 screens in 43 markets for a total of $176.19 million internationally with debuts in South Korea, Japan, and China, yet to come, (and of course it doesn't open here till August). More...

International Details - Slow Week Outside of Spider-Man

May 20th, 2007

The competition is still being pushed down by Spider-Man 3 and although there were half a dozen new releases to chart this week, it was still impossible to fill out a top 30 chart with any real details. For instance, Next had no major openings and its best midlevel was a second place debut in Malaysia with $115,000 on 30 screens. However, it was still able to remain in sixth place with $2.45 million on 1347 screens in 19 markets while its running total has grown to $18.94 million. More...

International Details - Not Much News to Report Other Than Spider-Man

May 13th, 2007

With Spider-Man 3 dominating the global market last weekend, there was very little else happening on the international charts that was newsworthy. With little in the way of new releases, or even expansion for holdovers, it was impossible just to fill out a top 30 chart. And with several films expected to attempt a worldwide opening over the next couple months, it will likely be that way till mid-August. More...

International Top One - Spider-Man Spins a Worldwide Web

May 9th, 2007

Spider-Man 3's performance on the international scene was truly amazing as it outpaced almost all expectations and beat earlier weekend estimates. The film earned $176.84 million overall on 16,711 screens in 75 markets and since its opening last Tuesday the film has already made $230.89 million. This means the film surpassed 300 in less than one week, to become the biggest international hit of the year, and should do the same on the worldwide chart by the weekend. More...

IMAX - Spidey's Record Breaking Debut was Big, Really Big

May 8th, 2007

Spider-Man 3 broke several IMAX records over the weekend, starting with biggest single day at $2.2 million. The film also has the biggest domestic weekend at $4.8 million and the biggest worldwide weekend at $6.3 million. More...

International Details - 300's Last Stab at Glory

May 6th, 2007

300 was knocked out of the top five this week but still added $3.82 million on 3,537 screens in 52 markets for a total of $223.77 million. The film has yet to open in Japan, but that's about it at this point and there's little hope that the movie will hit any more milestones from now until then. However, it is already a massive hit and a huge financial boon for the studio, so everything it does earn will be pure gravy. More...

International Top Five - Box Office is far from Wild

April 25th, 2007

With Spider-man 3 just around the corner, theater owners worldwide are clearing room for what is expected to be a record-breaking run. This has led to a recent downturn in the box office both domestically and internationally. Even so, there are a few reasons to celebrate, including the continued strong performance by Mr. Bean's Holiday, which remained in top spot for the fourth weekend in a row, pulling in $13.51 million on 5,928 screens in 44 markets for a total of $145.30 million. That was enough, in the end, to beat Wild Hogs into second place. More...

International Top Five - Bean Breaks Through $100 million Barrier

April 18th, 2007

There were plenty of reasons to celebrate for Mr. Bean's Holiday at the weekend. Not only was it able to remain in top spot for the third weekend in a row, but it was also able to crack $100 million at the international box office and is currently sitting at $125.95 million. On the other hand, the film did suffer a 45% drop-off to $17.06 million on 4,211 screens in 45 markets, but that was largely due to the lack of major openings. Its best market of the weekend remained the U.K. despite the fact that it was pushed into second place with $3.03 million on 507 screens for a total of $36.29 million. Meanwhile, it also performed well in Germany ($2.11 million on 844 screens), Australia ($1.91 million on 342 screens), and Italy ($1.41 million on 429). More...

Friday the 13th Produces some Scary Box Office Numbers

April 16th, 2007

The weekend box office numbers were mixed. On the one hand, there was a small drop in the overall box office numbers with the total ticket sales coming in at $119 million, which was 4% lower than last weekend and 1% lower than the same weekend last year. However, while that's hardly a reason to worry, there were six wide releases meaning the merely average box office numbers had to divided up amongst a crowded field and that really hurt a lot of the new releases. In fact, only one of the six had any real reason to celebrate. More...

International Top Five - Bean Beats Up Spartans

April 11th, 2007

Mr. Bean's Holiday was able to repeat on top of the international charts this week thanks to a mix of impressive openings and strong holdovers. For instance, the film opened in first place in Italy with a strong $2.34 million on 421 screens while it had to settle for fourth place in Mexico with $897,000 on 271 screens over the weekend and $1.12 million in total. The film's best market was U.K. where it added $4.81 million on 511 screens to its total of $28.06 million. It also held up well in Germany down 21% to $4.45 million on 840 screens to $13.30 million after two weeks while in Australia it was down 28% to $2.24 million for the weekend and $6.60 million in total. Additionally, it had to go against the opening of 300 in both, making the strong hold even more impressive. Overall, the film added $30.78 million on 4,069 screens in 42 markets for a total of $86.91 million and analysts expect it to hit $100 million by tonight. More...

International Top Five - Bean Battles Spartans to a Draw

April 4th, 2007

Mr. Bean's Holiday won the weekend race on the international charts. Maybe. It all depends on how you count previews.

Without last week's previews in the U.K. the film finished a very close second with $29.28 million, just behind 300's $30.26 million. Including previews, Bean topped the charts with $34.27 million on 3,085 screens in 26 markets for a total of $36.59 million. More...

Blades Cut Competition to Shreds

April 2nd, 2007

March ended on a similar tone as it began, but not as strong as recent weeks. Overall the weekend total gross was $128 million, down 5% from last weekend. That is also down 10% from the same weekend last year. However, it is important to note that was the weekend Ice Age: The Meltdown opened with nearly $70 million and 2007 is still 6% ahead of 2006's pace. More...

Will March Go Out Like a Lamb?

March 29th, 2007

March started like a lion when Wild Hogs opened to nearly $40 million and was even more ferocious the weekend after that when 300 broke records. It is folklore that if March starts like a lion, it ends like a lamb. So what does this mean for this week's box office? Nothing, it's just folklore. The box office looks very vigorous this weekend with two top-tier releases opening at saturation level (3,000 or more theaters). As an added bonus, both films are aimed at different target demographics, so both could be big hits. More...

International Top Five - Reinforcements Aid Spartans Overseas

March 28th, 2007

300 was miles ahead of its nearest competition and dominated the international box office with $48.21 million on 4,435 screens in 32 markets for a total of $79.35 million. The film opened in first place in a number of key markets including the U.K. where it took in $9.30 million on 369 screens while it was just as dominant in Spain with $6.71 million on 536 screens. Other multi-million dollar openings came in France ($5.6 million on 485 screens); Russia ($5.05 million on 417); Italy ($4.58 million on 459); and Mexico ($2.56 million on 526). The film also held strong in holdovers remaining in first place for the second weekend in a row in South Korea with $3.67 million on 350 screens over the weekend and $12.68 million in total while it topped the Greek market for the third weekend in a row with $1.3 million for a total of $9.4 million. In that latter market, 300 is now the fifth highest grossing film of all time. The film has peaked at the box office, but should still have a very strong month before the summer blockbusters start opening. More...

Moviegoers Cheer Mutant Good Guys

March 27th, 2007

Six wide releases in a single weekend appears to have been at least three too many as most struggled at the box office. On the other hand, with so many new films opening and so many different demographics being targeted, it was a good week at the box office overall with receipts hitting $133 million, up 14% from last week and 22% from last year. Year-to-date revenue has already hit $2 billion and is clocking in at nearly 6% higher than last year's pace. More importantly, the number of big hits is increasing interest, and that can have a positive effect on future earnings. I feel confident in saying records will fall this year. More...

Six Shooting for Top Spot

March 22nd, 2007

There are six films opening in wide release this week, or at some level of wide release. This is at least three too many, and to make matters worse, several share target demographics. This insanity will mean that at least two films, possibly more, will fail to reach their potential. It also makes predicting the weekend extremely difficult because of the extra variables. Will Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appeal to just the younger crowd, or will fans of the original series also show up? If so, will this cut into the box office of The Hills Have Eyes 2 and Shooter? There's a lot to consider here. More...

International Top Five - 300 is #1

March 21st, 2007

It was a good week for international releases with a dozen of them charting, although none made it into the top five. The number one film was 300 as the film expanded into its first major market, scoring first place with $6.3 million on 353 screens over a 5-day period. The film was also a massive hit in Turkey with $1.5 million on 115 screens while just missing the $1 million mark in Thailand with $917,000 on 120 screens. Other openings include $730,000 on 33 screens in Hong Kong, $582,000 on 161 screens in India and $546,000 on 73 in Puerto Rico. Even more impressive were its holdovers, with it remaining in first place in all three, including a record-setting pace in Greece ($2.5 million for the weekend and $7.2 million in total). Overall, the film made $14.17 million on 1,262 screens in 12 markets for a very early international total of $25.23 screens. It's too early to tell if the film will be as big a hit internationally as it is domestically, but it is off to a great start. More...

Namesake Goes for Hat Trick

March 20th, 2007

Namesake was the top film on the Per Theater Chart for the second weekend in a row with an average of $17,440 in its 41 theaters. Second place went to the only newcomer in the $10,000 club, Hat Trick with $15,500 in its lone theater. The only other film to crack $10,000 was the overall box office leader, 300, which just managed that feat with $10,054. More...

Spartans Bend to Competition, but do not Buckle

March 19th, 2007

This proved to be a double milestone weekend, and a record breaker at that. Two films, 300 and Wild Hogs hit $100 million this weekend. Wild Hogs reached that milestone on Sunday the 18th of March, making it the earliest in a year for three new releases to have crossed $100 million. (The previous record was in 2003 when Daredevil made it there early in April.) Overall the box office was also hot, taking in $118 million. Granted, that is down 23% from last weekend, but it was up 10% from the same weekend last year, which is a much more important figure. More...

Weekend Estimates: 300 Crashes, But Doesn't Burn

March 18th, 2007

Spartans Try to Hold Box Office Against Whelming Odds

March 15th, 2007

Three wide releases are opening this weekend, but none seem to have what it takes to overtake 300. On the other hand, none look like they will bomb either with all three tracking to finish in the top five. Even more importantly, the overall box office looks robust and should have an easy time keeping up with last year's pace. More...

International Top Five - Box Office Hits a Sour Note

March 14th, 2007

It was a soft weekend in international markets, with no film topping $10 million. Music and Lyrics was the closest, pulling in $9.67 million on 2,542 screens in 26 markets for a total of $44.45 million, which is just ahead of its domestic total so far. Its biggest opening of the weekend came in Germany where it placed first with $3.12 million on 606 screens but it also placed first in Austria ($511,000 on 92 screens), and The Netherlands ($494,000 on 95 screens over the weekend and $637,000 in total). The film wasn't as strong in Mexico where it made $678,000 on 319 screens, which was a distant second to a local hit, Ninas Mal. Holdovers were led by South Korea, where is actually grew by 4% to $1.29 million on 136 screens for a two-week total of $3.96 million. More...

Namesake Springs to the Top of the Per Theater Chart

March 13th, 2007

Namesake proved that Kal Penn could lead a drama better than he does most of his comedies. Over the weekend, the film pulled in nearly a quarter of a million dollars in just 6 theaters for an average of $41,425. That was well ahead of the overall box office leader, 300 and its still fantastic $22,844. The last film in the $10,000 club was a holdover, as Into Great Silence fell just 3.4% to $11,566 despite doubling its theater count to two. More...

Persians Invade Movie Theaters

March 12th, 2007

The weekend was rather predictable, with three of the top five landing within a rounding error of expectations and another finishing close enough to call it a victory. ... OK, I got skunked on 300, but I think I know why. That film's record-breaking opening helped push the overall box office to $153 million over the weekend, up 23% from last weekend and 39% from the same weekend last year. As for the yearly trend, we have seeing a lot more massive hits coming out this year than expected. This could be a portent of things to come, and that would mean we might have more than a dozen films top $200 million this summer alone. More...

300 Smashes March Records with $70 Million Opening

March 11th, 2007

300 marched into the record books over the weekend, earning an estimated $70.025 million according to studio estimates. If that number holds, it will be a record weekend in March (see full chart), beating the $68,033,544 accumulated by Ice Age: The Meltdown on the weekend of March 31 last year. 300 smashed tracking numbers, which we hovering around $40 million, suggesting that it picked up a lot of ticket sales at the last minute.

In comparison, Wild Hogs's $28 million weekend seems modest, but that represents a decline of only 29% from last weekend, which is a triumph these days. Bridge to Terabithia fell an even more remarkable 23% to move up from 4th to 3rd place in the chart. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 3 - March 9, 2007

March 10th, 2007

We are starting to see more and more summer blockbusters launching or updating their websites. However, this week it was still a spring release taking top spot as The Fracture - Official Site won the Weekly Website Award. More...

300 Marches into Theaters

March 8th, 2007

One of the most talked about March movies opens this weekend, but there are some concerns regarding 300's ability to turn this talk into box office dollars. Should it fail to do so, Wild Hogs will be right there looking to become the second biker movie in a row to repeat at the top of the charts. More...

Contest - Better Odds than the Spartans

March 5th, 2007

This is the first box office prediction contest after the Oscar break and we have plenty of prizes from the past few weeks to deal with. This week our contest is sponsered by Corman Online, the online Roger Corman fan community and they gave us the Roger Corman Collection. To win one one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of 300. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win the 3-DVD set, which includes Grand Theft Auto, Dinocroc, and the greatest Roger Corman movie of all time, Rock'n'Roll High School. ("Hey, pizza!") The person who comes the closest to the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday, without going under, will win a copy of Grand Theft Auto on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Movie Website Updates for February 24 - March 2, 2007

March 2nd, 2007

Just an average week in terms of updates, but there are a couple sites of note including the winner of the Weekly Website Award, Wild Hogs - Official Site. More...

2007 Preview: March

March 1st, 2007

March, a month without a holiday. In fact, It's the only month without any holidays to help boost the box office and this prevents studios from releasing big blockbusters. However, it is not the weakest month either and there are a few midlevel hits coming out over the next four weeks and even a couple that could top $100 million More...

Movie Website Updates for February 17 - February 23, 2007

February 23rd, 2007

Big week in terms of flash sites launching, but a tough one when it comes to picking a winner. There were several sites that were contenders, and a few that will likely be winners after a few more updates, but none that stood out as the best for the week. It's almost like there were so many that were so close to winning the award that none were able to stand out and get me excited. However, there was one site that was updated this week that did, The Simpsons Movie - Official Site. This site did get a new look, but the real draw here is the first full trailer, to go along with the three previous teasers. Is that enough to make it award worthy? No. But while my rational side was distracted by a game of Sudoku the Fanboy in me made that decisions, and all Fanboy freak-outs are legally binding. Hopefully the final site will live up to the award. I have a feeling it will. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 3 - February 9, 2007

February 9th, 2007

Still waiting sites for the big summer blockbusters to come online. In the meantime, this week is relatively busy, but with only a couple sites that look like they could be award-worthy once the features are added. The best of the best, and I use that term loosely, is Norbit - Official Site with a site that could be more entertaining than the movie it promotes. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 20 - January 26, 2007

January 26th, 2007

This year's crop of summer blockbusters still haven't started opening movies site in earnest yet, and until they do, this column will be lacking. It's yet another week without a truly award-winning site but Catch & Release - Official Site is the best of the rest. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 9 - December 15, 2006

December 16th, 2006

The end of year big movie rush continues, the last few big movies are launching their sites. And one such movie, Night at the Museum - Official Site, is the winning of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 21 - October 27, 2006

October 28th, 2006

There was a good selection of sites this week in terms of updates, but unlike last week there were fewer contenders for the Weekly Website Award. That's not to say Let's Go to Prison - Official Site didn't deserve to win, it just had a lot less competition than it would have had if it launched last week. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 14 - October 20, 2006

October 20th, 2006

Strange week with very few site featuring updates, but several very strong contenders for Weekly Website Award. In the end I went with The Prestige - Official Site, but several others on this list should win awards in the coming weeks. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 30 - October 6, 2006

October 7th, 2006

Good week for websites, but most were smaller updates or new sites with just a few features. Two sites, Happy Feet - Official Site and The Prestige - Official Site, stood out above the crowd, but both will need a few more update to take home the Weekly Website Award. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - September 3, 2006

September 3rd, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains new release dates 300, James Bond 22 and more. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 13, 2006

August 13th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Emilio Estevez' Bobby, Frank Miller's 300 and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 5 - August 11

August 11th, 2006

The torrid pace of website updates continues with more than 30 films on this week's list. There were a few sites that really caught my eye, but it was Trust the Man - Official Site and its interactive map of New York City and its more than 2 dozen clips that won the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 15 - July 21

July 21st, 2006

Another busy week, but unlike last week there was no massive blockbuster launching its flash site. Two sites stood out this week, (not counting past winners), and they are wildly different both in terms of style and in terms of the movie they are selling: Accepted - Official Site and World Trade Center - Official Site. The former is goofy and seriously immature, while the latter is one of the most emotional sites I've ever seen. In was nearly a coin flip, but in the end I went with Accepted - Official Site, but I would be willing to bet the other site will win before the movie comes out. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 13 - May 19

May 19th, 2006

It was a good week for movie sites, although it's hard to tell looking just at the number of sites featured here. However, while the numbers of sites is low, the quality is very high with three sites in the running for the Weekly Website Award, (four if you include Casino Royale - Official Site, which I preemptively gave the award to when the placeholder site went live). Both The Break-Up - Official Site and Pulse - Official Site were also in the running, but in the end I went with See No Evil - Official Site. However, I expect the other two sites to win the award in later weeks. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 14 - April 20

April 20th, 2006

Another slow week and either I've lost my mojo for finding new and updated sites, or this is the calm before the storm that is the summer box office season. And speaking of Storm, the best of the bunch this week is X-Men: The Last Stand - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 31 - April 6

April 6th, 2006

It's a much busier week this week including several sites that I found through e-mails. Thanks for the tips. (On a side note, if you sent me an e-mail regarding a movie site and I forgot it, please send it again. It was a big list this week and I'm almost positive one or two sites slipped between the cracks.) Unfortunately, while there are plenty of sites on this week's list, there's not a lot of top notch ones. The movie on this list that made me the most excited was The Simpsons Movie, and that one doesn't even have an official movie site, just the teaser trailer. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 24 - March 2

March 2nd, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. There was a three way race for top spot this week with Slither - Official Site taking home the award. However, it won based on equal parts what it is and what it should become once all the content marked coming soon is added to the site. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 17 - February 23

February 23rd, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Just when I thought the slump was over, we have the shortest list in a few weeks. The best site of the week was Brick - Official Site, which helped sell the movie well and that is the most important job of a movie site. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 3 - February 9

February 9th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It was the busiest week in more than a month, but there weren't many big launches or massive updates, so it is the slow-growing V For Vendetta - Official Site that earns the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 20 - January 26

January 26th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. The winner this week was Curious George - Official Site, which was extremely well done, although it is aimed at a very young audience. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 13 - January 19

January 19th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It's busier on this week's list than it has in a while, but there was only one site that was in contention to win the award, Underworld: Evolution - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 23 - December 29

December 29th, 2005

This week's list of movie site is abridged and only contains the two films that are opening this week plus more than a dozen site that have never appeared on this list before. However, it was one of the two new openings, Match Point - Official Site, that took the weekly website award. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/03/09 1 $70,885,301   3,103 $22,844   $70,885,301 1
2007/03/16 1 $32,877,328 -54% 3,270 $10,054   $129,165,656 2
2007/03/23 2 $19,862,491 -40% 3,280 $6,056   $161,706,146 3
2007/03/30 3 $11,434,437 -42% 3,004 $3,806   $179,941,919 4
2007/04/06 6 $8,368,382 -27% 2,674 $3,130   $193,402,459 5
2007/04/13 9 $4,454,355 -47% 2,140 $2,081   $200,965,135 6
2007/04/20 11 $2,252,234 -49% 1,508 $1,494   $204,644,259 7
2007/04/27 15 $1,387,466 -38% 1,005 $1,381   $206,897,885 8
2007/05/04 19 $419,317 -70% 433 $968   $207,871,046 9
2007/05/11 24 $259,552 -38% 230 $1,128   $208,323,517 10
2007/05/18 23 $208,110 -20% 155 $1,343   $208,656,942 11
2007/05/25 17 $345,828 +66% 403 $858   $209,094,683 12
2007/06/01 21 $263,242 -24% 358 $735   $209,577,214 13
2007/06/08 17 $244,225 -7% 303 $806   $209,960,532 14
2007/06/15 22 $147,189 -40% 206 $715   $210,234,156 15
2007/06/22 26 $103,309 -30% 140 $738   $210,403,344 16
2007/06/29 32 $68,280 -34% 95 $719   $210,515,491 17
2007/07/06 38 $36,337 -47% 70 $519   $210,592,590 18

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/03/09 1 $28,106,731   3,103 $9,058   $28,106,731 1
2007/03/10 1 $24,680,844 -12% 3,103 $7,954   $52,787,575 2
2007/03/11 1 $18,097,726 -27% 3,103 $5,832   $70,885,301 3
2007/03/12 1 $7,617,203 -58% 3,103 $2,455   $78,502,504 4
2007/03/13 1 $6,515,299 -14% 3,103 $2,100   $85,017,803 5
2007/03/14 1 $5,822,372 -11% 3,103 $1,876   $90,840,175 6
2007/03/15 1 $5,448,153 -6% 3,103 $1,756   $96,288,328 7
2007/03/16 1 $10,072,330 +85% 3,270 $3,080   $106,360,658 8
2007/03/17 1 $12,557,442 +25% 3,270 $3,840   $118,918,100 9
2007/03/18 1 $10,247,556 -18% 3,270 $3,134   $129,165,656 10
2007/03/19 1 $3,455,216 -66% 3,270 $1,057   $132,620,872 11
2007/03/20 1 $3,318,411 -4% 3,270 $1,015   $135,939,283 12
2007/03/21 1 $2,988,110 -10% 3,270 $914   $138,927,393 13
2007/03/22 1 $2,916,262 -2% 3,270 $892   $141,843,655 14
2007/03/23 2 $6,015,770 +106% 3,280 $1,834   $147,859,425 15
2007/03/24 2 $8,336,224 +39% 3,280 $2,542   $156,195,649 16
2007/03/25 2 $5,510,497 -34% 3,280 $1,680   $161,706,146 17
2007/03/26 1 $1,818,247 -67% 3,280 $554   $163,524,393 18
2007/03/27 1 $1,707,320 -6% 3,280 $521   $165,231,713 19
2007/03/28 1 $1,612,404 -6% 3,280 $492   $166,844,117 20
2007/03/29 1 $1,663,365 +3% 3,280 $507   $168,507,482 21
2007/03/30 3 $3,333,277 +100% 3,004 $1,110   $171,840,759 22
2007/03/31 3 $4,648,132 +39% 3,004 $1,547   $176,488,891 23
2007/04/01 3 $3,453,028 -26% 3,004 $1,149   $179,941,919 24
2007/04/02 3 $1,094,257 -68% 3,004 $364   $181,036,176 25
2007/04/03 3 $1,158,161 +6% 3,004 $386   $182,194,337 26
2007/04/04 4 $1,295,399 +12% 3,004 $431   $183,489,736 27
2007/04/05 5 $1,544,341 +19% 3,004 $514   $185,034,077 28
2007/04/06 6 $2,906,391 +88% 2,674 $1,087   $187,940,468 29
2007/04/07 6 $3,360,493 +16% 2,674 $1,257   $191,300,961 30
2007/04/08 6 $2,101,498 -37% 2,674 $786   $193,402,459 31
2007/04/09 6 $978,441 -53% 2,674 $366   $194,380,900 32
2007/04/10 6 $731,160 -25% 2,674 $273   $195,112,060 33
2007/04/11 6 $687,348 -6% 2,674 $257   $195,799,408 34
2007/04/12 6 $711,372 +3% 2,674 $266   $196,510,780 35
2007/04/13 12 $1,252,768 +76% 2,674 $468   $197,763,548 36
2007/04/14 7 $1,943,919 +55% 2,140 $908   $199,707,467 37
2007/04/15 7 $1,257,668 -35% 2,140 $588   $200,965,135 38
2007/04/16 8 $387,283 -69% 2,140 $181   $201,352,418 39
2007/04/17 7 $352,167 -9% 2,140 $165   $201,704,585 40
2007/04/18 7 $359,044 +2% 2,140 $168   $202,063,629 41
2007/04/19 7 $328,396 -9% 2,140 $153   $202,392,025 42
2007/04/20 11 $642,494 +96% 1,508 $426   $203,034,519 43
2007/04/21 11 $977,336 +52% 1,508 $648   $204,011,855 44
2007/04/22 10 $632,404 -35% 0     $204,644,259 45
2007/04/23 9 $211,368 -67% 1,508 $140   $204,855,627 46
2007/04/24 9 $212,480 +1% 1,508 $141   $205,068,107 47
2007/04/25 9 $216,092 +2% 1,508 $143   $205,284,199 48
2007/04/26 10 $226,220 +5% 1,508 $150   $205,510,419 49
2007/04/27 - $398,716 +76% 1,005 $397   $205,909,135 50
2007/04/30 12 $142,480   1,005 $142   $207,040,365 53
2007/05/01 13 $137,088 -4% 1,005 $136   $207,177,453 54
2007/05/02 12 $143,416 +5% 1,005 $143   $207,320,869 55
2007/05/28 18 $89,586   403 $222   $209,184,269 81
2007/05/29 12 $44,278 -51% 403 $110   $209,228,547 82
2007/05/30 12 $42,502 -4% 403 $105   $209,271,049 83
2007/05/31 12 $42,923 +1% 403 $107   $209,313,972 84

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/03/09 1 $96,288,328   3,103 $31,031   $96,288,328 1
2007/03/16 1 $45,555,327 -53% 3,270 $13,931   $141,843,655 2
2007/03/23 2 $26,663,827 -41% 3,280 $8,129   $168,507,482 3
2007/03/30 3 $16,526,595 -38% 3,004 $5,502   $185,034,077 4
2007/04/06 6 $11,476,703 -31% 2,674 $4,292   $196,510,780 5
2007/04/13 8 $5,881,245 -49% 2,140 $2,748   $202,392,025 6
2007/04/20 11 $3,118,394 -47% 1,508 $2,068   $205,510,419 7
2007/04/27 15 $1,941,310 -38% 1,005 $1,932   $207,451,729 8
2007/05/04 18 $612,236 -68% 433 $1,414   $208,063,965 9
2007/05/11 25 $384,867 -37% 230 $1,673   $208,448,832 10
2007/05/18 24 $300,023 -22% 155 $1,936   $208,748,855 11
2007/05/25 17 $565,117 +88% 403 $1,402   $209,313,972 12
2007/06/01 19 $402,335 -29% 358 $1,124   $209,716,307 13
2007/06/08 17 $370,660 -8% 303 $1,223   $210,086,967 14
2007/06/15 24 $213,068 -43% 206 $1,034   $210,300,035 15
2007/06/22 27 $147,176 -31% 140 $1,051   $210,447,211 16
2007/06/29 34 $109,042 -26% 95 $1,148   $210,556,253 17

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/5/200716,454,629 6,454,629$134,425,394$134,425,3941
8/12/200711,812,475-72% 8,267,104$40,181,846$174,607,2402
8/19/20072598,635-67% 8,865,739$12,897,591$187,504,8313
8/26/20072419,791-30% 9,285,530$8,514,915$196,019,7464
9/2/20074244,076-42% 9,529,606$4,943,686$200,963,4325
9/9/20078231,798-5% 9,761,404$5,024,291$205,987,7236
9/16/20077117,315-49% 9,878,719$2,559,837$208,547,5607
9/23/200710107,918-8% 9,986,637$2,371,822$210,919,3828
10/7/20071182,244-24% 10,177,106$1,809,574$215,095,62010
10/14/20071367,205-18% 10,244,311$1,474,471$216,570,09111
10/21/20071467,579+1% 10,311,890$1,563,197$218,133,28812
10/28/20072666,145-2% 10,378,035$1,449,918$219,583,20613
11/4/20072947,552-28% 10,425,587$1,050,866$220,634,07214
11/18/20071771,748 10,554,445$1,225,097$223,129,84916
11/25/20076924,658+1,189% 11,479,103$10,181,039$233,310,88917
12/2/200716187,042-80% 11,666,145$2,390,397$235,701,28518
1/13/20082361,042 12,243,575$1,204,969$246,010,17424
1/20/20082145,413-26% 12,288,988$918,705$246,928,87925
1/27/20082937,079-18% 12,326,067$747,883$247,676,76226
2/3/20081066,911+80% 12,392,978$1,307,434$248,984,19627
2/17/20081776,444 12,477,200$1,672,595$250,811,99929
3/2/20082379,942 12,569,533$1,735,541$252,776,47631
4/27/20082144,674 12,706,530$863,231$255,543,15439
1/6/20131380,184 13,267,491$490,991$274,931,403284
3/2/20142116,317 13,368,104$114,328$275,606,729344
3/16/20142222,773 13,407,941$158,664$275,878,993346
3/23/20142913,486-41% 13,421,427$95,208$275,974,202347

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/26/2009918,523 18,523$337,121$337,121104
9/13/2009166,287 45,874$119,392$856,513111
9/20/2009186,750+7% 52,624$128,190$984,703112
2/21/20101514,472 103,338$206,955$1,709,924134
5/23/20101610,194 147,237$142,620$2,330,600147
6/19/20112013,019 293,037$108,707$3,767,083203
3/2/20141711,478 558,807$92,744$6,303,693344
3/9/20141912,115+6% 570,922$108,911$6,412,604345
3/16/20142013,283+10% 584,205$116,495$6,529,099346
3/23/2014186,137-54% 590,342$55,727$6,584,826347

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