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Cadillac Records (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,195,551Details
International Box Office $746,965Details
Worldwide Box Office $8,942,516
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $11,845,214 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $11,845,214
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 5th, 2008 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: March 10th, 2009 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language and some sexuality.
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Keywords: Musicians, Biography
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 53 $3,445,559 Dec 5, 2008 3

Leading Cast

   Leonard Chess

Supporting Cast

Jeffrey Wright    Muddy Waters
Gabrielle Union    Geneva Wade
Columbus Short    Little Walter
Cedric the Entertainer    Willie Dixon
Emmanuelle Chriqui    Revetta Chess
Eamonn Walker    Howlin' Wolf
Mos Def    Chuck Berry
Beyonce Knowles    Etta James
Tammy Blanchard    Evelyn Aron


Devon Aoki    Dominique

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

DVD Sales - Pinocchio a Real Hit

March 24th, 2009

It was a huge week for new releases with nine of them reach the top 30, including four of the top five. The new number one film was Pinocchio, which sold 1.40 million units and generated $23.78 million in consumer spending at retail. More...

DVD Rentals - Role Models Speeds Along

March 24th, 2009

Role Models led the massive collection of new releases on the rental chart with roughly 25% more rentals than Transporter 3. More...

DVD Releases for March 10th, 2009

March 10th, 2009

First run releases let us down again, as the best they can offer is a couple of midlevel hits. There are a few more in the limited release category, including some Awards Season players. However, from that list the best is Let the Right One In on Blu-ray. The best release overall, and the winner of the DVD Pick of the Week is Pinocchio on Blu-ray. More...

The Weekend the Box Office Stood Still

December 15th, 2008

It was a rough week for new releases as none of the three debut films managed to live up to expectations, in dramatic fashion in some cases. However, holdovers did pick up some of the slack to help the overall box office to $92 million over the weekend. That was 11% higher than last weekend, but 43% lower than the same weekend last year when I Am Legend opened. Or you could compare it to the weekend when The Golden Compass opened, in which case it was nearly 12% higher. Either is acceptable. As for the year-to-date numbers, 2008 extended its lead over 2007 to 1.4% at $8.96 billion to $8.84 billion. It appears that 2008's lead is safe this late in the year, at least in terms of raw dollars. Ticket sales, on the other hand, will decline. More...

Awards Season - The Curious Case of the Frost/Nixon Globe Nominations

December 12th, 2008

The latest set of Awards Season nominations were handed out today as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations. There was not much in the way of surprises, and it is hard to look at one film and say it was the big winner, but Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button come the closest. More...

Frost Heats up Per Theater Chart

December 9th, 2008

Frost/Nixon had one of the best openings of the year, earning a per theater average of $60,236 in three theaters. Second place on the per theater chart was Milk with an average of $18,534 in just a hair under 100 theaters. Slumdog Millionaire is showing incredible legs and earned an average of $17,977 theaters in 78 theaters while My Name is Bruce rounded out the $10,000 club with $17,214 in one theater, the best weekend of its run. More...

Holiday Guests Hang Around Another Week

December 9th, 2008

The results at the box office were mixed over the weekend with a couple of films topping expectations while a few others failed at that task. Overall, box office receipts were $82 million, which was 50% lower than last weekend; however, it was Thanksgiving long weekend last weekend so a sharp drop-off was expected. Compared to the same weekend last year, 2008 was better, but by only 0.5%. Year-to-date, 2008's lead on 2007 is now 0.5% at $8.72 billion to $8.68 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Four Christmases Stays Top

December 7th, 2008

Four Christmases held on at the top of the chart for a second weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The comedy fell only 41%, the best hold in the top ten, and easily topped the chart ahead of Twilight, which had a better third week, down around 50% to $13 million. The wide openers were generally weak. Punisher: War Zone only managed $4 million in 2,508 theaters. Cadillac Records did much better on a per theater basis, averaging over $5,000 per location, but limited release in 686 theaters meant it was only able to land in 9th place with $3.5 million. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of December 5, 2008

December 7th, 2008

This is the weakest week for wide releases for the entire holiday season, but there were still several sites that are worth checking. This includes The Punisher - War Zone's Official Site, which is the best of the best and the winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Holdovers to Punish New Releases

December 4th, 2008

There are three wide releases this week, if you have a more forgiving definition of the term, "wide." Of these three films, none have a shot at first place, while two of them might not reach the top ten. Additionally, the holdovers will take a tumble as this is a post-holiday weekend. The only bright news is this weekend last year was even worse. More...

2008 Preview: December

December 1st, 2008

We end the year with a winning streak, one that will hopefully continue right through the New Year holiday. It seems nearly every film released this month is either an Oscar contender or a potential $100 million hit. Sometimes both. If all six films with box office potentials of $100 million or more reach that milestone, and Bolt and Four Christmases have the legs to make it there as well, we could set the record for most $100 million released in a single year. (It is currently at 29 films set in 2003.) More...

New Movie US Release Dates - September 29, 2008

September 29th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Hannah Montana, Old Dogs, Legion and more! More...

Cast Updates - April 4, 2008

April 4th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for The Informant, The Surrogates, War, Inc., and more! More...

Cast Updates - March 28, 2008

March 28th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Crazy on the Outside, Two Lovers, W., and more! More...

Cast Updates - January 31, 2008

January 31st, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Duplicity, G.I. Joe, Public Enemies, and more! More...

New Movie Announcements, Stars and Directors - January 29, 2008

January 29th, 2008

This week another number of upcoming movies, new stars and directors have been added to our archive! More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2008/12/05 9 $3,445,559   687 $5,015   $3,445,559 1
2008/12/12 12 $1,585,407 -54% 688 $2,304   $5,909,492 2
2008/12/19 17 $606,748 -62% 701 $866   $7,046,250 3
2008/12/26 26 $270,365 -55% 180 $1,502   $7,712,287 4
2009/01/02 28 $205,855 -24% 180 $1,144   $8,134,217 5

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/12/05 9 $1,211,421   687 $1,763   $1,211,421 1
2008/12/06 9 $1,390,788 +15% 687 $2,024   $2,602,209 2
2008/12/07 9 $843,350 -39% 687 $1,228   $3,445,559 3
2008/12/08 9 $258,348 -69% 687 $376   $3,703,907 4
2008/12/09 10 $227,626 -12% 687 $331   $3,931,533 5
2008/12/10 10 $205,454 -10% 687 $299   $4,136,987 6
2008/12/11 10 $187,098 -9% 687 $272   $4,324,085 7
2008/12/12 13 $439,108 +135% 688 $638   $4,763,193 8
2008/12/13 12 $719,867 +64% 688 $1,046   $5,483,060 9
2008/12/14 12 $426,432 -41% 688 $620   $5,909,492 10
2008/12/25 - $85,000   180 $472   $7,442,000 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2008/12/05 9 $4,324,085   687 $6,294   $4,324,085 1
2008/12/12 14 $2,115,417 -51% 688 $3,075   $6,439,502 2
2008/12/19 24 $1,002,498 -53% 701 $1,430   $7,442,000 3
2008/12/26 27 $486,440 -51% 180 $2,702   $7,928,362 4
2009/01/02 29 $209,638 -57% 180 $1,165   $8,138,000 5

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/15/200910126,438 126,438$2,473,127$2,473,1271
3/22/20091541,543-67% 167,981$705,816$3,178,9432
3/29/20092632,358-22% 200,339$632,922$3,811,8653
4/5/20092439,204+21% 239,543$783,688$4,595,5534
4/12/20093042,378+8% 281,921$847,136$5,442,6905
4/19/20092929,675-30% 311,596$504,178$5,946,8686

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