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Goal! The Dream Begins (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,283,255Details
International Box Office $23,327,618Details
Worldwide Box Office $27,610,873
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $12,574,388 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $12,574,388
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


As an underprivileged Mexican-American immigrant growing up in a poor section of Los Angeles, Santiago seemed destined to follow his father's path in life: laboring at menial jobs to earn just enough money to support his family. A naturally gifted athlete, his amazing talent on the soccer field seemed wasted in recreation league games while he could only dream of playing on the world stage of professional soccer. But when a British scout discovers his talent and gets him a tryout with one of England’s premier soccer clubs, Newcastle United, Santiago must choose between his father's fate and his own destiny. Now alone in a world where soccer is a religion and players are gods, this underdog must prove that he's got the talent and determination to make it amongst the best in the world.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,101-6,200) 6,185 $4,283,255
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,526 $23,327,618
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,804 $27,610,873

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$33,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 12th, 2006 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: September 12th, 2006 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for language, sexual situations, and some thematic material including partying (after editing, originally rated PG-13)
Running Time: 121 minutes
Franchise: Goal
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Keywords: Soccer
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Milkshake Films, Touchstone Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Theater Average 9th Weekend 82 $6,105 Jul 7, 2006 59

Leading Cast

   Santiago Munez

Supporting Cast

Leonardo Guerra    10-Year-Old Santiago
Miriam Colon    Mercedes
Jorge Gervera    Cesar
Herman Chavas    Referee
Alfredo Rodriguez    Julio
Donald Li    Chinese Restaurant Manager
Kate Tomlinson    Val
Jake Johnson    Tom
Zachary Johnson    Rory
Stephen Dillane    Glen Foy
Sean Pertwee    Barry Rankin
Jonathan Hernandez    Armando
Alessandro Nivola    Gavin Harris
Cassandra Bell    Christian
Rhydian Jones    Sales Person
Marcel Iures    Erik Dornhelm
Christopher Connel    Reporter 1
Peter Michael McGowan    Reporter 2
Andy Hawthorne    Immigration Offical 1
Michael Gunn    Immigration Offical 2
Ashlea Sanderson    Girl
Alex Parkin-Goodchild    Kid 1
Callum Aynsley    Kid 2
Christopher Fairbank    Foghorn
Craig Heaney    Phil
Jack McBride    Walter
Robert Dixon    Bobby Redfern
Anna Friel    Roz Harmison
Kieran O'Brien    Hughie Magowan
Gary Lewis    Mal Braithwaite
Ashley Walters    Carl Francis
Kevin Knapman    Jamie Drew
Lee Ross    Bluto
Stephen Graham    Des
Andy Kidd    Bouncer
Emma Field Rayner    Lorraine
Brian Lonsdale    Fan
Glynis Brooks    Cleaner 1
Maxine Evans    Cleaner 2
Taylor Blondell    Sister
Daniel Maier    Patient
Frances Barber    Carol
Madeline Moffat    Woman in Tower
Louis Lennie    Teenager
Baden Burns    Teenager
Nicholas Lumley    Taxi Dispatcher
Mike Elliott    Gordon
Louise Franklin    Drunk Girl
Leslie Randall    Mr. Ives
Bryan Johnson    Gerodie Fan
Greg Ellis    Fan 2
Sven-Goran Eriksson    Himself
Shivani Ghai    Ground Attendant


Al Shearer    Himself
Martin Tyler    Himself
David Beckham    Himself
Raul Gonzalez Blanco    Himself
Zinedine Zidane    Himself

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

Production and Technical Credits

Dick Clement    Screenwriter
Ian La Frenais    Screenwriter
Mike Jefferies    Screenwriter
Adrian Butchart    Screenwriter
Mike Jefferies    Story Creator
Adrian Butchart    Story Creator
Mark Huffam    Producer
Matt Barrelle    Producer
Mike Jefferies    Producer
Lawrence Bender    Executive Producer
Peter Hargitay    Executive Producer
Stuart Ford    Co-Executive Producer
Danny Stepper    Co-Producer
Jo Burn    Co-Producer
Michael Barrett    Director of Photography
Laurence Dorman    Production Designer
Chris Dickens    Editor
Lindsay Pugh    Costume Designer
Graeme Revell    Composer
Jason Alexander    Music Supervisor
Lucinda Syson    Casting by
Elaine Grainger    Casting
Jo Burn    Unit Production Manager
Chris Newman    First Assistant Director
Chris Ouwinga    Co-Producer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/05/12 13 $1,921,838   1,007 $1,908   $1,921,838 1
2006/05/19 13 $673,136 -65% 1,007 $668   $3,017,149 2
2006/05/26 28 $187,246 -72% 178 $1,052   $3,413,825 3
2006/06/02 37 $81,229 -57% 114 $713   $3,616,405 4
2006/06/09 28 $179,611 +121% 82 $2,190   $3,825,191 5
2006/06/16 37 $70,668 -61% 30 $2,356   $3,974,891 6
2006/06/23 39 $50,852 -28% 20 $2,543   $4,053,764 7
2006/06/30 38 $50,355 -1% 12 $4,196   $4,123,891 8
2006/07/07 45 $36,632 -27% 6 $6,105   $4,205,160 9
2006/07/14 66 $15,018 -59% 6 $2,503   $4,232,611 10
2006/07/21 123 $151 -99% 1 $151   $4,238,227 11
2006/07/28 57 $21,237 +13,964% 68 $312   $4,259,593 12
2006/08/04 78 $6,019 -72% 16 $376   $4,280,577 13

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/05/12 9 $667,124   1,007 $662   $667,124 1
2006/05/13 - $690,907 +4% 1,007 $686   $1,358,031 2
2006/05/14 - $563,807 -18% 1,007 $560   $1,921,838 3
2006/05/29 22 $75,956   178 $427   $3,489,781 18

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/05/12 14 $2,344,013   1,007 $2,328   $2,344,013 1
2006/05/19 15 $882,566 -62% 1,007 $876   $3,226,579 2
2006/05/26 29 $308,597 -65% 178 $1,734   $3,535,176 3
2006/06/02 39 $110,404 -64% 114 $968   $3,645,580 4
2006/06/09 27 $258,643 +134% 82 $3,154   $3,904,223 5
2006/06/16 37 $98,689 -62% 30 $3,290   $4,002,912 6
2006/06/23 48 $70,624 -28% 20 $3,531   $4,073,536 7
2006/06/30 39 $94,992 +35% 12 $7,916   $4,168,528 8
2006/07/07 48 $49,065 -48% 6 $8,178   $4,217,593 9
2006/07/14 68 $20,483 -58% 6 $3,414   $4,238,076 10
2006/07/21 125 $280 -99% 1 $280   $4,238,356 11
2006/07/28 56 $36,202 +12,829% 68 $532   $4,274,558 12
2006/08/04 80 $8,697 -76% 16 $544   $4,283,255 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
9/17/20062155,145 55,145$1,092,974$1,092,9741
9/24/20061885,888+56% 141,033$1,697,147$2,790,1212
10/1/20062933,702-61% 174,735$663,929$3,454,0503

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