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Early Man (2018)

Early Man
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $8,267,544Details
International Box Office $28,114,199Details
Worldwide Box Office $36,381,743
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Synopsis

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug and his best friend Hognob, as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy, Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,101-5,200) 5,176 $8,267,544
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,264 $28,114,199
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,179 $36,381,743

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 16th, 2018 (Wide) by Lionsgate
International Releases: January 26th, 2018 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
February 2nd, 2018 (Wide), released as Cavernicola (Spain)
February 8th, 2018 (Wide), released as I primitivi (Italy)
February 9th, 2018 (Wide), released as Dagas iš akmens amžiaus (Lithuania)
February 9th, 2018 (Wide) (Netherlands)
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Video Release: May 15th, 2018 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for rude humor and some action.
(Rating bulletin 2510 (Cert #51372), 1/17/2018)
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Hunting, Cavemen, Soccer, Culture Clash, Cross-Culture Romance, Talking Animals, Dinosaurs, Prehistoric Times, Sword and Sandal, Prologue, Disaster, Intertitle, Mistaken Identity, Training Montage
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Stop-Motion Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Aardman Animations, StudioCanal, BFI, Amazon Prime Instant Video
Production Countries: France,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 3-Day) 102 $3,190,525 Feb 16, 2018 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 119 $3,124,346 Feb 16, 2018 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 69 $4,260,148 Feb 16, 2018 3
Washington's Birthday (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 69 $4,171,782 Feb 16, 2018 3

Leading Cast

   Dug
   Lord Nooth
   Goona
   Chief Bobnar

Supporting Cast

Miriam Margolyes    Queen Oofeefa
Rob Brydon    Message Bird/Brian/Bryan
Kayvan Novak    Dino/Jurgend
Richard Ayoade    Treebor
Selina Griffiths    Magma
Johnny Vegas    Asbo
Mark Williams    Barry
Gina Yashere    Gravelle
Richard Webber    Grubup
Simon Greenall    Eemak/Thongo
Nick Park    Hognob

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Mark Burton    Screenwriter
James Higginson    Screenwriter
Nick Park    Story by
Mark Burton    Story by
Carla Shelley    Producer
Richard Beek    Producer
Peter Lord    Producer
David Sproxton    Producer
Nick Park    Producer
Alicia Gold    Executive Producer
Ron Halpern    Executive Producer
Didier Lupfer    Executive Producer
Danny Perkins    Executive Producer
Ben Roberts    Executive Producer
David Sproxton    Executive Producer
Natascha Wharton    Executive Producer
Sim Evan-Jones    Editor
Harry Gregson-Williams    Composer
Tom Howe    Composer
Will Becher    Animation Director
Merlin Crossingham    Animation Director
Dave Alex Riddett    Director of Photography
Matt Perry    Production Designer
Loyd Price    Animation Supervisor
Kate Anderson    Puppet Designer
Ben Barrowman    First Assistant Director
Zoe Starzak    Production manager, Art & Puppets
Adrian Rhodes    Supervising Sound Editor
Howard Jones    Visual Effects Supervisor
Sean Clarke    Co-Executive Producer
Paul Kewley    Co-Executive Producer
Kerry Lock    Co-Executive Producer
Gail Stevens    Casting Director

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

Home Market Releases for May 22nd, 2018

May 23rd, 2018

Early Man

Black Panther came out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack last weekend and it is still scaring away a lot of the competition. That’s not to say there are no new releases that are worth picking up. In fact, A Fantastic Woman, I Kill Giants, and Early Man are all contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end, that title went to Early Man on Blu-ray. More...

Home Market Releases for May 15th, 2018

May 14th, 2018

Black Panther

Black Panther comes out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack this week and it has scared away all of the competition. It’s so bad, that even though Black Panther was Pick of the Week last week and I hate giving a film Pick of the Week twice, it is still clearly the best film on this week’s list. The only real competition is Early Man, which is only coming out on Video on Demand this week, but I got to the review early. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Early Man

May 14th, 2018

Early Man

Early Man bombed in theaters, even compared to the average stop-motion animated film. The critics liked it, but audiences stayed away. Why is that? Is it too British, like many Aardman Animations movies? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Another Week, Another Set of Records for Black Panther

February 26th, 2018

Black Panther

Almost everyone expected Black Panther to earn first place over the weekend. I doubt there were many people who expected this. The film fell just 45% earning $111.66 million for a ten-day total of $403.61 million, helping the film make appearances on a number of record charts, including; second biggest second weekend of release, second fastest to $400 million, etc. The new releases matched expectations, more or less, with Game Night earning second place and coming within a rounding error of our prediction. Overall, the box office earned $192 million. This is 33% lower than last weekend; however, this is a good hold for a post-holiday weekend. Compared to last year, the box office was up by 55% and this is a much more important number. Year-to-date, 2018 has a 14% / $230 million lead over 2017, at $1.88 billion to $1.65 billion. This is great news at this point of the year, but we really need to stretch that lead to over $300 million in the next two plus weeks, before we are dealing with Beauty and the Beast, if we can’t, then this lead could evaporate before the end of March. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Black Panther Re-Writes the Record Book

February 20th, 2018

Black Panther

Black Panther destroyed expectations over the Presidents Day long weekend earning $202.00 million / $242.16 million over the 3-day / 4-day weekend. The list of records this film broke seems endless, but we will get to that in a bit. Unfortunately, the two other new releases, Early Man and Samson, both bombed. On a more positive note, the total box office rose 103% from last weekend reaching $285 million. This is the third-biggest weekend of all-time, and the biggest non-December weekend. This is also 92% higher than the same weekend last year. Even if we use Presidents Day of last year, 2018 was still 51% higher. More importantly, 2018 completely erased the small deficit it had and is now ahead of 2017 by $120 million or 8% at $1.62 billion to $1.50 billion. More impressively, 2018 is even ahead of 2017 in terms of ticket sales at 178 million to 172 million. More...

Weekend Estimates: Black Panther Powers to $218 Million Long Weekend

February 18th, 2018

Black Panther

Black Panther is riding a waving of positive feedback all the way to record territory this weekend, with Disney projecting a $192 million three-day, and $218 million four-day weekend, as of Sunday morning. That gives the film three outright records right off the bat: biggest weekend in February, biggest three-day Presidents Day weekend, and biggest four-day Presidents Day weekend. In each case, the film is topping the jaw-dropping-at-the-time opening of Deadpool in 2016. More...

Friday Estimates: Black Panther Crushes Expectations, Headed over $200 million for Weekend

February 17th, 2018

Black Panther

As expected, Black Panther crushed the competition on Friday. However, it beat all but the most enthusiastic predictions to earn $75.81 million for the day. Add in 97% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and an A+ from CinemaScore, and the film should have good legs over the weekend. On the negative side, it is a monster hit thanks in part to the deafening hype, so that’s going to result in shorter legs. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Deadpool is no Match for Black Panther and Wakandan Might

February 16th, 2018

Black Panther

I tried to remain cautious in the face of the overwhelming hype surrounding the release of Black Panther. This could be a mistake. It started its domestic box office run with $25.2 million in previews on Thursday, which crushed the $12.7 million Deadpool earned during the beginning of its record-breaking debut weekend. Not only is this the best previews for a Presidents Day debut, it is the best pre-summer preview, topping The Hunger Games’s $19.7 million. It is also the second best for the MCU, just ahead of Civil War’s $25 million mark, and just behind Age of Ultron’s result of $27.6 million. The film’s 97% positive reviews suggest it will have long legs; however, as we’ve seen time and time again, even Award-worthy reviews are almost never a match for an extreme Fanboy Effect. That said, this result is way above the $20 million I was expecting and a $200 million four-day debut is now more likely than not. More...

Weekend Predictions: Black Panther is About to Bring In a Lot of Green

February 15th, 2018

Black Panther

It’s Presidents Day long weekend and there are two-and-a-half films trying to take advantage of the holiday with wide releases. However, the only film opening this weekend that people are actually talking about is Black Panther. This film is earning more buzz than any film opening until Infinity War and is widely expected to break records. Early Man’s reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, but it is just hoping to reach the top five. Finally, there’s Samson, which is only opening semi-wide. This weekend last year was the weekend after Presidents Day long weekend, so it is not a fair comparison and 2018 will crush 2017. Compared to Presidents Day of last year, 2018 will still crush the competition. More...

2018 Preview: February

February 1st, 2018

Black Panther

2018 got off to a good start and January more or less held its ground when compared to 2017. There were some misses, but surprise holdovers made up the difference. Looking forward, February will be dominated by Black Panther. In fact, it will very likely make more during its opening weekend than the second place film, Fifty Shades Freed, will likely make in total. Black Panther likely won’t break records, but it could come close, while Fifty Shade Freed and Peter Rabbit both have a 50/50 shot at $100 million. Last February, The Lego Batman Movie both earned $175 million, while Fifty Shades Darker earned over $100 million. Black Panther will easily beat any film from last February; in fact, it could earn more than the top two films earned combined. As long as the rest of the box office isn’t a complete disaster, February should help 2018 earn a significant edge over 2017 in the year-over-year comparisons. More...

Early Man Trailer

December 6th, 2017

Aardman animated adventure with the voices of Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams, directed by Nick Park, opens February 16 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/02/16 7 $3,190,525   2,494 $1,279   $3,190,525 1
2018/02/23 10 $1,773,963 -44% 2,494 $711   $6,853,385 2
2018/03/02 20 $486,262 -73% 897 $542   $7,738,711 3
2018/03/09 35 $105,059 -78% 186 $565   $8,030,418 4
2018/03/16 37 $69,426 -34% 144 $482   $8,168,933 5
2018/03/23 45 $42,213 -39% 126 $335   $8,238,168 6

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/02/16 7 $849,299   2,494 $341   $849,299 1
2018/02/17 7 $1,279,865 +51% 2,494 $513   $2,129,164 2
2018/02/18 7 $1,061,361 -17% 2,494 $426   $3,190,525 3
2018/02/19 7 $1,069,623 +1% 2,494 $429   $4,260,148 4
2018/02/20 7 $351,639 -67% 2,494 $141   $4,611,787 5
2018/02/21 7 $226,896 -35% 2,494 $91   $4,838,683 6
2018/02/22 7 $240,739 +6% 2,494 $97   $5,079,422 7
2018/02/23 10 $344,615 +43% 2,494 $138   $5,424,037 8
2018/02/24 10 $793,064 +130% 2,494 $318   $6,217,101 9
2018/02/25 10 $636,284 -20% 2,494 $255   $6,853,385 10
2018/02/26 15 $90,757 -86% 2,494 $36   $6,944,142 11
2018/02/27 14 $124,078 +37% 2,494 $50   $7,068,220 12
2018/02/28 15 $93,036 -25% 2,494 $37   $7,161,256 13
2018/03/01 15 $91,193 -2% 2,494 $37   $7,252,449 14
2018/03/02 - $80,884 -11% 897 $90   $7,333,333 15
2018/03/03 - $218,826 +171% 897 $244   $7,552,159 16
2018/03/04 15 $186,552 -15% 897 $208   $7,738,711 17
2018/03/05 - $43,063 -77% 897 $48   $7,781,774 18
2018/03/06 - $53,763 +25% 897 $60   $7,835,537 19
2018/03/07 - $46,818 -13% 897 $52   $7,882,355 20
2018/03/08 - $43,004 -8% 897 $48   $7,925,359 21
2018/03/09 - $25,474 -41% 186 $137   $7,950,833 22
2018/03/10 - $43,285 +70% 186 $233   $7,994,118 23
2018/03/11 - $36,300 -16% 186 $195   $8,030,418 24
2018/03/12 - $14,552 -60% 186 $78   $8,044,970 25
2018/03/13 - $21,088 +45% 186 $113   $8,066,058 26
2018/03/14 - $16,444 -22% 186 $88   $8,082,502 27
2018/03/15 - $17,005 +3% 186 $91   $8,099,507 28
2018/03/16 - $16,521 -3% 144 $115   $8,116,028 29
2018/03/17 - $29,778 +80% 144 $207   $8,145,806 30
2018/03/18 - $23,127 -22% 144 $161   $8,168,933 31
2018/03/19 - $5,834 -75% 144 $41   $8,174,767 32
2018/03/20 - $7,131 +22% 144 $50   $8,181,898 33
2018/03/21 - $6,410 -10% 144 $45   $8,188,308 34
2018/03/22 - $7,647 +19% 144 $53   $8,195,955 35
2018/03/23 - $10,925 +43% 126 $87   $8,206,880 36
2018/03/24 - $19,189 +76% 126 $152   $8,226,069 37
2018/03/25 - $12,099 -37% 126 $96   $8,238,168 38
2018/03/26 - $5,429 -55% 126 $43   $8,243,597 39
2018/03/27 - $7,705 +42% 126 $61   $8,251,302 40
2018/03/28 - $7,533 -2% 126 $60   $8,258,835 41
2018/03/29 - $8,709 +16% 126 $69   $8,267,544 42

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/02/16 7 $5,079,422   2,494 $2,037   $5,079,422 1
2018/02/23 10 $2,173,027 -57% 2,494 $871   $7,252,449 2
2018/03/02 21 $672,910 -69% 897 $750   $7,925,359 3
2018/03/09 34 $174,148 -74% 186 $936   $8,099,507 4
2018/03/16 38 $96,448 -45% 144 $670   $8,195,955 5
2018/03/23 43 $71,589 -26% 126 $568   $8,267,544 6

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 3/9/2018 $2,858 1 237 1065 $1,456,347 5/21/2018
Czech Republic 2/16/2018 $18,493 32 157 466 $435,667 4/23/2018
Germany 4/26/2018 $340,619 628 628 628 $340,619 5/3/2018
Italy 2/8/2018 $474,469 0 0 0 $1,652,066 3/5/2018
Lithuania 2/9/2018 $23,395 103 103 386 $118,842 4/4/2018
Mexico 2/23/2018 $420,293 0 0 0 $800,191 3/5/2018
Netherlands 2/9/2018 $117,975 140 142 1049 $1,287,739 4/3/2018
New Zealand 3/30/2018 $29,538 61 65 350 $250,249 5/21/2018
Portugal 3/9/2018 $115,189 75 75 329 $443,256 5/11/2018
Russia (CIS) 3/22/2018 $141,300 578 578 1093 $256,031 4/3/2018
Slovakia 3/2/2018 $5,612 15 74 189 $140,447 4/9/2018
South Korea 4/19/2018 $0 0 597 929 $855,078 5/26/2018
Spain 2/2/2018 $760,093 319 319 1893 $3,234,783 3/22/2018
Turkey 4/13/2018 $41,798 170 170 208 $60,212 4/25/2018
United Kingdom 1/26/2018 $2,864,955 549 655 6027 $15,045,712 5/23/2018
 
Rest of World $1,736,960
 
International Total$28,114,199 5/26/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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