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Apocalypto (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $50,866,635Details
International Box Office $70,165,637Details
Worldwide Box Office $121,032,272
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $43,440,938 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $43,440,938
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  1. Summary
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 8th, 2006 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: May 22nd, 2007 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images
Running Time: 138 minutes
Comparisons: vs. A Knight’s Tale
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Keywords: End of the World, Dead Language
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Icon Distribution, Inc.
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 1,415 $50,222,634 Jan 26, 2007 52
Lowest No. 1 Domestic 73 $15,005,604 Dec 8, 2006 3

Leading Cast

   Jaguar Paw

Supporting Cast

Dalia Hernandez    Seven
Jonathan Brewer    Blunted
Morris Birdyellowhead    Flint Sky
Carlos Emilio Baez    Turtles Run
Amilcar Ramirez    Curl Nose
Israel Contreras    Smoke Frog
Israel Rios    Cocoa Leaf
Isabel Diaz    Mother in Law
Espiridion Acosta Cache    Old Story Teller
Mayra Serbulo    Young Woman
Iazua Larios    Sky Flower
Lorena Hernandez    Village Girl
Itandehui Gutierrez    Wife
Sayuri Gutierrez    Eldest Daughter
Hiram Soto    Fish Hunter
Jose Suarez    First Temple Sacrifice
Raoul Trujillo    Zero Wolf
Gerardo Taracena    Middle Eye
Rodolfo Palacios    Snake Ink
Ariel Galvan    Hanging Moss
Bernardo Ruiz    Drunkards Four
Richard Diaz Mendoza    Cut Rock
Richard Can    Ten Peccary
Carlos Ramos    Monkey Jaw
Ammel Rodrigo Mendoza    Buzzard Hook
Marco Antonio Argueta    Speaking Wind
Javier Escobar    Vicious Holcane
Fernando Hernandez    High Pries
Maria Isidra Hoil    Oracle Girl
Aquetzali Garcia    Oracle Girl
Abel Woolrich    Laughing Man
Antonio Monroy    Chilam
Nicolas Jasso    Man on Temple Top
Ronaldo Eknal    Slave Auctioneer
Miriam Tun    Woman Auctioneer
Rafael Velez    King
Diana Botello    Queen
Joaquin Rendon    Head Chac

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

Production and Technical Credits

Mel Gibson    Screenwriter
Farhad Safinia    Screenwriter
Mel Gibson    Producer
Bruce Davey    Producer
Ned Dowd    Executive Producer
Vicki Christianson    Executive Producer
Farhad Safinia    Co-Producer
Dean Semler    Director of Photography
Tom Sanders    Production Designer
John Wright    Editor
Mayes C. Rubeo    Costume Designer
Vittorio Sodano    Co-Make up Designer
Aldo Signoretti    Make-up and Hair Designer
James Horner    Composer
Carla Hool    Casting Director
Adrian Grunberg    Assistant Director
Mic Rodgers    Second Unit Director
Ned Dowd    Unit Production Manager
Theresa Wachter    Supervising Art Director
Roberto Bonelli    Art Director
Naaman Marshall    Art Director
Jay Aroesty    Set Decorator
Richard Merriman    Second Unit Camera
Mario Cardona    Additional Photography
Daryn Okada    Additional Photography
Maryan Zurek    Underwater Photography
Jeannie Ione Flynn    Costume Supervisor
Ismael Jardon    Costume Supervisor
Kevin Stitt    Additional Editor
Fernando Carmara    Sound Mixer
Kevin O'Connell    Re-recording Mixer
Greg P. Russell    Re-recording Mixer
Greg Orloff    Additional Sound Re-recording Mixer
Tateum Kohut    Additional Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sean McCormack    Supervising Sound Editor
Kami Asgar    Supervising Sound Editor
Benjamin L. Cook    Sound Effects Editor
Jonathan Golodner    Sound Effects Editor
Herwig Maurer    Sound Effects Editor
Chuck Michael    Sound Effects Editor
Suhail F. Kafity*    Sound Effects Editor
Scott A. Jennings    Sound Effects Editor
Benjamin L. Cook    Sound Designer
Scott G.G. Haller    Dialogue Editor
Dick Bernstein    Music Editor
Jim Henrikson    Music Editor
Lorella DeRossi    Make up
Giorgio Gregorini    Hairstylist
Aurora Chavira    Hairstylist
Keith Vanderlaan    Special Effects Makeup-Prosthetic
Caterina "Katia" Sisto*    Special Effects-Prosthetic Supervistor
Brian Sipe    Special Make-up Effects
Todd Tucker    Special Make-up Effects
Sylvia Wells    Music Supervisor
Mic Rodgers    Stunt Coordinator
Gerardo Moreno    Stunt Coordinator

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

Home Market Gives up the Ghost

June 22nd, 2007

Ghost Rider led this week's contingent of new releases capturing first place with $8.86 million. That wasn't a whole lot compared it its theatrical run, but it was a better one week total that the home market has been able to produce for a while. More...

Norbit Forces Home Market on a Diet

June 16th, 2007

Even though new releases were able to take the top two spots on the rental and sales charts this week, it won't be remember fondly for their strength. In fact, Notbit's winning tally of $4.65 million was the lowest weekly total for any number one rental this year and wouldn't have been enough to reach the top five half the time. More...

End of the World on the Home Market

June 8th, 2007

It was a slow, slow week for new releases at not one was able to crack the top ten on the rental chart. This left Apocalypto with the easy win grabbing $4.86 million for the week and $10.88 after two. More...

End of the World on the Home Market

June 2nd, 2007

It was a mixed week for new releases as they were able to take three of the top four spots on the rental chart, including number one, but were practically shut out of the remainder of the chart. Also, while Apocalypto finished first, its opening week total of $6.02 million was less Pan's Labyrinth opened with last week. In fact, it was not that much ahead of the $5.58 million Pan's Labyrinth earned this week. More...

DVD Releases for May 22, 2007

May 22nd, 2007

It's the first busy week of the month, and it won't get this busy again for the rest of summer. There is literally a hundred releases mentioned on this week's list, roughly half of which are coming out to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Wayne. However, while there were plenty of those releases coming out, it was another classic movie to win the DVD Pick of the Week. That classic film is The Third Man - Criterion Collection - 2-Disc Edition - Buy from Amazon. More...

International Details - Charlotte's Sticky Situation

February 18th, 2007

Charlotte's Web's return to the international charts was a successful one as it just missed the top five with $6.37 million on 2192 screens in 40 markets. However, its international tally of $32.57 is still a terrible result given the film's production budget, which has been estimated to be north of $100 million. The film has one strong opening this weekend as it earned second place in the U.K. with $3.69 million on 489 screens. On the other hand, the film flopped in France missing the top ten with $762,000 on 347 screens and that was for the full week. It did little better in South Korea with $872,000 on 150 screens over the weekend and $969,000 in total while scoring $218,000 on 54 screens over the weekend in Belgium and $271,000 in total. More...

International Details - Babel Feels Oscar Bounce

February 11th, 2007

Babel just missed the top five this past weekend and showed that Oscar nods still meant something at the box office, at least internationally. The film added $5.16 million on 1467 screens for a total of $61.31 million so far. It was aided by a first place, $1.23 million opening on 256 screens in Russia, but that is one of the film's last significant openings. More...

International Top Five - Apocalypto Remains Best of the Rest

February 4th, 2007

For the second weekend in a row Apocalypto earned sixth place on the international charts, this time pulling in 7.03 million on 2308 screens for a total of $47.42 million. Its best market of the weekend was Mexico where it had an easy first place finish with $2.43 million on 502 screens over the weekend and $2.66 million including previews. It was also strong during its second weekend in Spain as it was down 40% to $1.17 million on 284 screens for a total of $3.64 million. More...

International Details - Apocalypto Nowish

January 28th, 2007

Apocalypto climbed into sixth place despite dropping 13% to $6.72 million on 2072 screens for a total of $37.90 million. Its best market of the week was Spain where it opened in first place with $1.94 million on 283 screens. More...

Award Season - Oscar Nods Offer Little Surprises - Correction

January 23rd, 2007

The Oscar nominations were handed out today and for the most part they've followed the script written by previous awards committees fairly closely. More...

International Details - International Holiday

January 21st, 2007

The Holiday slipped out of the top five this week, but still has plenty of reason to celebrate as the film hit $100 million on the international scene. Over the weekend it added $8.16 million on 3104 screens in 45 markets to its running tally of $102.54 million. This includes Mexico where the film opened with a respectable third place earning $711,000 on 230 screens while it took fourth place in Argentina with $153,000 on 40. More...

International Details - Slim Pickings

January 15th, 2007

Apocalypto was the best of the rest this weekend pulling in $8.3 million over the weekend for a running tally of $20 million on the international scene. Its biggest single market was the U.K. where the film opened in third place with $2.62 million on 385 screens, (including very limited previews), which was a record for a foreign language film. It did even better in Italy with $3.17 million on 316 screens placing second. Given the film's R-rating, it should outperform its domestic total giving it a target box office of over $100 million worldwide. More...

International Details - Curse's Foiled by Invisibles

December 23rd, 2006

Curse of the Golden Flower started its international run in its native China with a record breaking $12.27 million on 826 screens. That was almost enough to reach the top five falling just short to Arthur & the Invisibles and its $12.47 million. More...

Happy Ending for Pursuit

December 19th, 2006

After weeks of mediocre box office results, the box office finally started to show some life this past weekend, but even so, only one of the three wide releases beat expectations and the overall box office was still down more than 6% from the same weekend last year. However, with an overall box office of $121 million there was still growth of 25% from last weekend and we'll take the good news where we can find it. More...

Award Season - Babel and Departed are Golden

December 15th, 2006

Babel led the way when the Golden Globe nominations were announced today with seven nominations while The Departed was close behind with six. More...

Trio Tries to Jump Start Holiday Season

December 15th, 2006

Three new releases hope to put a bit of cheer into the box office, a box office that has been far from impressive the last couple weeks. Not since Happy Feet and Casino Royale opened has any film really been able to set the box office on fire. Or even just beat expectations by a significant margin. This week should have given us the first $40 million film of the month, but the tracking numbers are just not there. More...

Chronicling the Sad End to 2006

December 12th, 2006

2006 has hit a real losing streak since Happy Feet and Casino Royale opened three weeks ago. This week only one of the four wide releases matched expectations while their combined box office was well below last year's number one film. And while the overall box office was up 4% from last weekend at $97 million, it was down a huge 22% from the same weekend last year. Things need to turn around soon, or ticket sales may dip below last year's pace. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 2 - December 8, 2006

December 9th, 2006

Good week for websites with a number of candidates for the top spot. In the end I went with Ghost Rider - Official Site, but there's a few others here that will undoubtedly win in the coming weeks. More...

Holidays are Upon Us

December 8th, 2006

It's one of the most confusing weekend for box office analysts with four movies coming out, three of which have serious question marks regarding their box office potential. All four also have a shot at winning the box office race, but the extreme competition will probably result in the winning film earning less than $20 million. More...

2006 Preview: December

December 1st, 2006

Looking at my calendar I see that it's March 11th. ... March 11th, 2003. This means it's time for me to get a new calendar, but more importantly, it's time for the December preview. December is an insanely busy time of year with studio release major blockbusters in hopes of cashing in on the holidays, as well as a ton of Oscar bait movies hoping to remain fresh in voters' minds by the time the ballots are handed out. On a side note, this is the first time in several years that's there not an obvious Must See movie opening during the month. Sure, there are quite a few that should crack $100 million at the box office, maybe even $200 million, but nothing like The Lord of the Rings. In addition to the ton of wide releases and limited releases scheduled to open wide this month, there are several more movies opening in limited release this month before expanding in the new year. Movies like Home of the Brave, Arthur & the Invisibles, The Painted Veil, Letters from Iwo Jima, Children of Men, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Fast Track, and Pan's Labyrinth, and possibly some others. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7 - October 13, 2006

October 14th, 2006

With more and more Oscar contenders getting ready to start their theatrical runs, it is fitting that a satire of such films, For Your Consideration - Official Site, takes home the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 29 - August 4

August 4th, 2006

Third week in a row where the number of sites featured on this list has topped 30. With such a busy week it would take something different to win the award, and that's something Michel Gondry excels at delivering giving The Science of Sleep - Official Site the Weekly Website Award. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/12/08 1 $15,005,604   2,465 $6,087   $15,005,604 1
2006/12/15 6 $8,008,126 -47% 2,465 $3,249   $28,209,532 2
2006/12/22 13 $2,868,725 -64% 2,144 $1,338   $34,592,881 3
2006/12/29 14 $3,264,798 +14% 2,023 $1,614   $42,654,236 4
2007/01/05 18 $1,762,525 -46% 903 $1,952   $47,335,193 5
2007/01/12 26 $849,666 -52% 467 $1,819   $48,873,271 6
2007/01/19 32 $517,784 -39% 349 $1,484   $49,799,017 7
2007/01/26 35 $228,685 -56% 175 $1,307   $50,222,634 8
2007/02/02 43 $103,472 -55% 114 $908   $50,403,817 9
2007/02/09 41 $160,207 +55% 233 $688   $50,612,000 10
2007/02/16 45 $75,207 -53% 140 $537   $50,758,790 11
2007/02/23 57 $32,851 -56% 73 $450   $50,829,674 12
2007/03/02 69 $14,593 -56% 35 $417   $50,859,889 13

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/12/08 1 $4,904,946   2,465 $1,990   $4,904,946 1
2006/12/09 2 $5,727,673 +17% 2,465 $2,324   $10,632,619 2
2006/12/10 1 $4,372,985 -24% 2,465 $1,774   $15,005,604 3
2006/12/11 1 $1,510,608 -65% 2,465 $613   $16,516,212 4
2006/12/12 1 $1,340,932 -11% 2,465 $544   $17,857,144 5
2006/12/13 1 $1,190,670 -11% 2,465 $483   $19,047,814 6
2006/12/14 1 $1,153,592 -3% 2,465 $468   $20,201,406 7
2006/12/15 5 $2,260,525 +96% 2,465 $917   $22,461,931 8
2006/12/16 6 $3,138,017 +39% 2,465 $1,273   $25,599,948 9
2006/12/17 4 $2,609,584 -17% 2,465 $1,059   $28,209,532 10
2006/12/18 6 $913,376 -65% 2,465 $371   $29,122,908 11
2006/12/19 6 $886,540 -3% 2,465 $360   $30,009,448 12
2006/12/20 9 $830,143 -6% 2,465 $337   $30,839,591 13
2006/12/21 8 $884,565 +7% 2,465 $359   $31,724,156 14
2006/12/25 13 $1,611,189   2,144 $751   $36,204,070 18
2006/12/29 14 $1,100,000   2,023 $544   $40,500,000 22
2007/01/15 26 $166,265   467 $356   $49,039,536 39
2007/01/19 29 $140,000   349 $401   $49,420,000 43
2007/02/19 45 $13,934   140 $100   $50,772,724 74

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/12/08 1 $20,201,406   2,465 $8,195   $20,201,406 1
2006/12/15 6 $11,522,750 -43% 2,465 $4,675   $31,724,156 2
2006/12/22 14 $7,665,282 -33% 2,144 $3,575   $39,389,438 3
2006/12/29 14 $6,183,230 -19% 2,023 $3,056   $45,572,668 4
2007/01/05 17 $2,450,937 -60% 903 $2,714   $48,023,605 5
2007/01/12 26 $1,257,628 -49% 467 $2,693   $49,281,233 6
2007/01/19 30 $712,716 -43% 349 $2,042   $49,993,949 7
2007/01/26 35 $306,396 -57% 175 $1,751   $50,300,345 8
2007/02/02 43 $151,448 -51% 114 $1,328   $50,451,793 9
2007/02/09 42 $231,790 +53% 233 $995   $50,683,583 10
2007/02/16 49 $113,240 -51% 140 $809   $50,796,823 11
2007/02/23 58 $48,473 -57% 73 $664   $50,845,296 12
2007/03/02 68 $21,339 -56% 35 $610   $50,866,635 13

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/27/20071970,969 970,969$16,496,763$16,496,7631
6/3/20072417,627-57% 1,388,596$7,095,483$23,592,2462
6/10/20073160,238-62% 1,548,834$2,996,451$26,588,6973
6/17/20077136,282-15% 1,685,116$2,587,995$29,176,6924
6/24/2007995,710-30% 1,780,826$1,872,088$31,048,7795
7/1/20071088,395-8% 1,869,221$1,767,016$32,815,7956
7/8/20071156,113-37% 1,925,334$1,121,699$33,937,4947
7/15/20071177,562+38% 2,002,896$1,550,464$35,487,9598
7/22/20071251,868-33% 2,054,764$1,036,841$36,524,8009
7/29/20072140,392-22% 2,095,156$807,436$37,332,23610
8/5/20072748,410+20% 2,143,566$967,716$38,299,95211
10/21/20072648,271 2,285,622$964,937$41,139,65122

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