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El Cantante (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,556,004Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $10,734,174 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $10,734,174
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,340 $7,556,004
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,957 $7,556,004
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 301-400) 377 $7,556,004
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,770 $7,556,004
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,120 $7,556,004

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 1st, 2007 (Wide) by Picturehouse
Video Release: October 30th, 2007 by New Line Home Video, released as Cantante, El
MPAA Rating: R for drug use, pervasive language and some sexuality.
Running Time: 114 minutes
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Keywords: 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 66 $3,202,035 Aug 3, 2007 5

Leading Cast



Deirdre Lorenz    Willie's Girl
John Ortiz   
Marc Anthony    Hector Lavoe

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DVD Sales - Spidey's DVD Sales not that Super

November 11th, 2007

It was a busy week for new releases but, as expected, Spider-man 3 topped the sales chart with 2.40 million units sold for $42.44 million in sales. This is substantially lower than The Transformers' first week sales, despite Spider-man 3 being the highest grossing film of the year. On the other hand, the film sold 130,000 Blu-Ray discs, which may or may not be a record for high definition releases. There are some... confusion with the numbers, so much so that there are accusations of impropriety, intentional or otherwise. More...

DVD Rentals - Spidey Finds Friendly Reception on the Rental Chart

November 11th, 2007

As it was on the sales chart, so it was on the rental chart: there were plenty of new releases, but Spider-man 3 came away on top with $9.70 million in rentals. More...

DVD Releases for October 30, 2007 - Part I

October 29th, 2007

Another massive week for releases with dozens of releases mentioned below (and in the second part). Of these numerous releases, there were several that were in contention for the DVD Pick of the Week, but I was able to narrow the selection down to just two: Spider-Man 3 - Blu-Ray Edition and Looney Tunes - Golden Collection - Volume Five. Blu-Ray finally gets on the board and scores a DVD Pick of the Week, but it won't be the last. In fact, I have a funny feeling the format will score its second award. More...

Traffic Thins for Rush Hour

August 13th, 2007

As expected, Rush Hour 3 took first place this weekend and helped the overall box office hit $155 million. This was 12% lower than last weekend, but the summer season is wrapping up, so week-to-week drop-offs like this are to be expected. More importantly, it was up nearly 20% from the same weekend last year. More...

Bourne's Ultimate Opening

August 7th, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum helped 2007 continue its record setting pace and helped the overall box office hit $178 million over the past weekend. That was down 4% from last weekend, but the summer is slowing down and these declines and expected. On the other hand, it was up an amazing 27% from the same weekend last year. More...

Weekend Estimates - Bourne Ultimatum Sets New August Record

August 5th, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum had a huge opening weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The trilogy-capper earned just over $70 million, enough to set a new record for August (see biggest August openers). That's also comfortably the biggest opening of Matt Damon's career, and will leave the studio with a considerable problem in deciding whether to bring back Bourne for another installment. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 29 - August 4, 2007

August 5th, 2007

Another big list of movie sites, but not much in the way of top-notch entries. For a movie site to be an award winner, I expect it to have all of the usual features, extras like clips, something interactive like a game, and background sound and animation. The film that best exemplifies that criteria is Stardust - Official Site, which is the winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Bourne to Lead?

August 2nd, 2007

What could be the last major opening this summer debuts today. The Bourne Ultimatum opens in more than 3,600 theaters. The summer has been an overwhelming success to date, up 8% from last year and 3% from 2004's record-setting run. If Bourne can maintain the winning streak, and most analysts agree that it will, then a new record is almost guaranteed. More...

Swan Song for El Cantante

August 1st, 2007

El Cantante tries to get the jump on the competition by opening tonight. However, with a theater count of just 600, and a weak ad campaign to match, will its target audience even know it is in theaters? More...

2007 Preview: August

August 1st, 2007

August marks the unofficial end of the lucrative summer box office season. The only question is when will it end. Studios usually hope for two summer-like weekends, and sometimes they can squeeze in three. Other times they can only get one, or none. Sadly, this year the August offerings are not particularly strong with only two that have a real shot at $100 million or more, and three or four others that should earn good reviews (and one of those has since been pulled from the schedule). Most of the rest are films that probably seemed like a good idea at the time but didn't work out and those that were a mistake from day one. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 1st - July 7, 2007

July 7th, 2007

The list returns to its normal busy self, in fact, we have several sites making their first appearance this weekend. In addition, there were a couple of older sites that saw massive updates, including this week's winner, Charlie Bartlett - Official Site. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - June 23, 2007

June 23rd, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Michael Clayton, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Love Guru and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 3 - June 9, 2007

June 9th, 2007

There are a lot of movies on this week's list, but many have just the synopsis, image gallery, and the trailer, and many don't even have that. There were very few that stood out, but at least Speed Racer - Official Site got off to a great start. Perhaps it will win the award before it hits theaters. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - March 11, 2007

March 11th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Shooter. Pathfinder, Speed Racer and more. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 30 - January 5, 2007

January 6th, 2007

Big list as I try to catch up after the holidays. I think I caught all the updates. Not only are there a lot of sites on this week's list, several of them are potential award winners with the best of the best being Smokin' Aces - Official Site. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - December 10, 2006

December 10th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Virgin Territory, Pan's Labyrinth and more. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/08/03 12 $3,202,035   542 $5,908   $3,202,035 1
2007/08/10 16 $1,401,148 -56% 537 $2,609   $5,579,231 2
2007/08/17 18 $640,627 -54% 374 $1,713   $6,686,803 3
2007/08/24 30 $256,734 -60% 203 $1,265   $7,173,330 4
2007/08/31 41 $114,189 -56% 102 $1,120   $7,379,181 5
2007/09/07 47 $48,421 -58% 72 $673   $7,488,649 6
2007/09/14 70 $23,645 -51% 52 $455   $7,536,745 7
2007/09/21 87 $5,484 -77% 16 $343   $7,551,547 8
2007/09/28 113 $1,465 -73% 10 $147   $7,556,004 9

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/09/03 41 $35,279   102 $346   $7,414,460 34

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/08/03 12 $4,178,083   542 $7,709   $4,178,083 2
2007/08/10 16 $1,868,093 -55% 537 $3,479   $6,046,176 3
2007/08/17 19 $870,420 -53% 374 $2,327   $6,916,596 4
2007/08/24 30 $348,396 -60% 203 $1,716   $7,264,992 5
2007/08/31 40 $175,236 -50% 102 $1,718   $7,440,228 6
2007/09/07 47 $72,872 -58% 72 $1,012   $7,513,100 7
2007/09/14 65 $32,963 -55% 52 $634   $7,546,063 8
2007/09/21 85 $8,476 -74% 16 $530   $7,554,539 9
2007/09/28 110 $1,465 -83% 10 $147   $7,556,004 10

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/4/20072155,806 55,806$1,115,562$1,115,5621

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