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Inkheart (2009)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,303,424Details
International Box Office $49,352,514Details
Worldwide Box Office $66,655,938
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $9,151,684 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $9,151,684
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  7. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$60,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 23rd, 2009 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: June 23rd, 2009 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for fantasy adventure action, some scary moments and brief language
Running Time: 106 minutes
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: New Line Cinema
Production Countries: Germany,
United Kingdom,
United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   Mortimer "Mo" Folchart
   Dustfinger
   Elinor
   Capricorn
   Meggie Folchart
   Farid
   Basta
   Cockerell

Supporting Cast

Jim Broadbent    Fenoglio
Sienna Guillory    Resa
Lesley Sharp    Mortola
Steve Speirs    Flatnose
Stephen Graham    Fulvio
John Thompson    Darius
Richard Strange    Bookstore Proprietor
Mirabel O'Keefe    Young Meggie
Tereza Srbova    Rapunzel
Jennifer Connelly    Roxanne
Matthew Bower    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Rod Buchannen    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Terry Cavanagh    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Tara Donelly    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Faith Erde    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Clayton Fussell    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Anna Gamester    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Adrian Gas    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Pippa Gebette    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Keeran Greener    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Jessica Grist    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Eloise Horwood    Masquerade Ball Dancer
James Horwood    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Gow Hunter    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Alice Jackson    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Ceri Jerome    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Alec Mann    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Jamie Meek    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Cassie Newby    Masquerade Ball Dancer
Helen Soraya    Masquerade Ball Dancer

Narrator(s)

Roger Allam    Narrator

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
David Lindsay-Abaire    Screenwriter
Cornelia Funke    Story Creator
Iain Softley    Producer
Diana Pokorny    Producer
Cornelia Funke    Producer
Toby Emmerich    Executive Producer
Mark Ordesky    Executive Producer
Ileen Maisel    Executive Producer
Roger Pratt    Director of Photography
John Beard    Production Designer
Martin Walsh    Editor
Javier Navarrete    Composer
Andy Licht    Executive Producer
Ute Leonhardt    Line Producer
Tommy Gormley    First Assistant Director
Chloe Cheterton    Assistant Director
Inti Carboni    Assistant Director
Angus More Gordon    Unit Production Manager
Massimo Iacobis    Production Manager
Rod McLean    Art Director
Stuart Rose    Art Director
Andrea Faini    Art Director
Dimitri Capuani    Art Director
Niamh Coulter    Set Decorator
Federica Sasso    Set Decorator
Alan J. Stewart    Second Unit Camera
Paul Bond    Additional Photography
Verity Hawkes    Costume Designer
Charlotte Finlay    Costume Supervisor
David Stephenson    Sound Mixer
Tim Cavagin    Re-recording Mixer
Steve Single    Re-recording Mixer
Nick Adams    Supervising Sound Editor
Samir Foco    Screenwriter
Jon Olive    Sound Designer
Joakim Sundstrom    Dialogue Editor
Jeremy Adamson    Dialogue Editor
Michael Connell    Music Editor
Ruth Barrett    Music Editor
Kirsty Whalley    Music Editor
Jenny Shircore    Make-up and Hair Designer
Sara Lord    Music Supervisor
John Hubbard    Casting Director
Dan Hubbard    Casting Director
Greg Powell    Stunt Coordinator

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

DVD Rentals - Still Gran(d)

July 15th, 2009

Gran Torino returned to the top of the rental chart with more than 50% more rentals than the second place release, 12 Rounds, which opened a tiny, tiny fraction ahead of Confessions of a Shopaholic. More...

DVD Sales - Shopaholic Rings Up the Sales

July 7th, 2009

It was a relatively slow week for new releases, but we still had a new number one DVD on top of the sales chart this week. That DVD was Confessions of a Shopaholic with 554,000 units and $9.51 million in consumer spending at retail. More...

DVD Rentals - Breaking The Code

July 7th, 2009

There was a surprise on top of the rental chart as two new releases battled it out for first place. Surprisingly, The Code won the fight with roughly 16% more rentals than second place Confessions of a Shopaholic opened with. More...

DVD Releases for June 23rd, 2009

June 23rd, 2009

Seven spotlight reviews on this week's list, but only one for a DVD coming out on Tuesday. (Four are for screeners that arrived late, two are for ones that arrived early, while there are at least three on this week's list that may or may not show up shortly.) The choices for DVD Pick of the Week are not plentiful, with Waltz with Bashir being the only real contender. Despite coming out on both DVD and Blu-ray, the latter is overpriced compared to the former. More...

International Details - Bride Wars as Bridesmaid

February 15th, 2009

Bride Wars continues its bridesmaid run just missing the top five this week after just missing the top ten last week. It did ad $5.88 million on 2485 screens in 30 markets for a total of $32.11 million after a month of release. Openings this week include Germany, where the film placed second with $1.62 million on 455 screens, which is a mixed debut. More...

International Details - Slumdog Continues to Earn Millions

February 8th, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire slipped to sixth place with $7.67 million on 1275 screens in 12 markets for a total of $42.46 million. The film had no major openings this past weekend, but it added $3.02 million on 416 screens during its fourth weekend on top of the charts in the U.K. for a total of $18.21 million in that one market. More...

Taken Takes Top Spot

February 2nd, 2009

Taken took on the competition and won with $24.72 million over the weekend, which was the second best Super Bowl weekend debut behind Miley Cyrus's stunning opening of Best of Both Worlds. This is much better than expected, as the male-oriented rescue / revenge story faced stiff competition from Super Bowl 43, which turned out to be a much better game than anticipated. More...

Contest - Going to the Dogs - Winning Announcement

January 28th, 2009

The winners of our The Pen is Mightier than the Villain contest were determined and they are... More...

Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of January 23rd, 2009

January 25th, 2009

Short list with only four films, only three of which have actual websites. There were only two sites that rated above average, and only one site, Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans's Official Site that was in contention for the Weekly Website Award. More...

Will the Box Office Continue to Rise?

January 23rd, 2009

2009 looks to continue its winning streak with two wide releases and a lot of high-powered holdovers. It is unlikely that any of them will live up to last week's number one film, but the overall effort should live up to last year's overall box office and maintain 2009's winning streak. More...

Contest - Pen is Mightier than the Villain

January 16th, 2009

Could Inkheart become Brendan Fraser's third $100 million movie is roughly six months? Unlikely, but it is the target film in our latest box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of Inkheart. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win Supercop on DVD, as well as Pucca - Kung Fu Kisses. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win the second Pucca DVD, Ninjas Love Noodles. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

International Details - Day Starts to Set on International Chart

January 11th, 2009

The Day the Earth Stood Still fell out of the top five, as it was down 46% to $10.91 million on 5008 screens in 42 markets for a total of $129.59 million internationally and $204.01 million worldwide. The film's best market was Japan, where it remained in second place with $2.71 million on 642 screens over the weekend for a total of $19.19 million after three. More...

International Details - Bollywood Blockbuster Breaks into Top Five

January 5th, 2009

Ghajini was a surprise entry in the top five as the Indian film earned $12.85 million on 1347 screens in 22 markets, which is more than enough to be considered a monster hit. In fact, it set records in its native market and could break the record set by Dhoom 2 worldwide. More...

2009 Preview: January

January 1st, 2009

Happy New Year! If it's January 1, it must be time to take a look at this month's releases, and analyze how 2009 at the box office will compare to 2008. 2009 is looking to get off to a fast start, but I'm not sure that's going to happen. For one thing, 2008 stumbled down the stretch, which means the box office is relatively soft at the moment. Also, 2008 got off to a great start, which means it will be harder for 2009 to keep pace early on. (On a side note, if the box office is sluggish as expected, it could set the tone for the box office coverage and bad news tends to beget more bad news.) While there are a few films that are aiming for $50 million or more, none have the advance buzz that Cloverfield had, and it is unlikely that any will match its box office. More...

International Details - The One tops $10 Million

December 28th, 2008

It turns out studio estimates were highly accurate, and the only real change from Wednesday's column involves a surprise $10 million film. If You Are The One opened in first place in China and fourth place internationally with $11.68 million on 1010 screens. More...

International Details - Bolt Best of the Rest

December 21st, 2008

No new openings left Bolt out of the top five with $4.94 million on 1916 screens in 11 markets for a total of $28.69 million. Its best market was Russia where it slipped to second place with $1.20 million on 570 screens for a three-week total of $10.73 million, while it added $1.06 million on 412 screens over the weekend in Spain for a total of $3.96 million after two. The film has yet to open in most major markets, and won't until the new year, but when it is done it should surpass its domestic total while aiming for $250 million worldwide. More...

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June 29th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Pride and Glory, Final Destination 4, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - January 27, 2008

January 27th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Night Watchman, High School Musical 3, Toy Story 3 and more! More...

Cast Updates - January 3, 2008

January 3rd, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Bolt, Snow Angels, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - December 2, 2007

December 2nd, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Shutter, Midnight Meat Train, The Punisher: War Zone and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - October 7, 2007

October 7th, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Case 39, Inkheart, Four Christmases and more! More...

Cast Updates - August 30, 2007

August 30th, 2007

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2009/01/23 7 $7,601,379   2,655 $2,863   $7,601,379 1
2009/01/30 10 $3,721,492 -51% 2,655 $1,402   $12,813,023 2
2009/02/06 20 $1,231,458 -67% 1,175 $1,048   $14,885,535 3
2009/02/13 29 $455,017 -63% 391 $1,164   $15,613,277 4
2009/02/20 36 $174,415 -62% 211 $827   $16,034,054 5
2009/02/27 36 $176,389 +1% 197 $895   $16,258,644 6
2009/03/06 30 $250,260 +42% 310 $807   $16,573,717 7
2009/03/13 33 $187,856 -25% 289 $650   $16,840,355 8
2009/03/20 34 $127,553 -32% 194 $657   $17,066,686 9
2009/03/27 33 $82,732 -35% 152 $544   $17,203,561 10
2009/04/03 48 $42,287 -49% 101 $419   $17,281,832 11

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/23 8 $2,103,467   2,655 $792   $2,103,467 1
2009/01/24 7 $3,401,516 +62% 2,655 $1,281   $5,504,983 2
2009/01/25 7 $2,096,396 -38% 2,655 $790   $7,601,379 3
2009/01/26 11 $403,290 -81% 2,655 $152   $8,004,669 4
2009/01/27 11 $379,093 -6% 2,655 $143   $8,383,762 5
2009/01/28 11 $368,355 -3% 2,655 $139   $8,752,117 6
2009/01/29 11 $339,414 -8% 2,655 $128   $9,091,531 7
2009/01/30 12 $1,009,470 +197% 2,655 $380   $10,101,001 8
2009/01/31 10 $1,843,276 +83% 2,655 $694   $11,944,277 9
2009/02/01 9 $868,746 -53% 2,655 $327   $12,813,023 10
2009/02/02 15 $208,368 -76% 2,655 $78   $13,021,391 11
2009/02/03 16 $211,058 +1% 2,655 $79   $13,232,449 12
2009/02/04 16 $203,145 -4% 2,655 $77   $13,435,594 13
2009/02/05 16 $218,483 +8% 2,655 $82   $13,654,077 14
2009/02/06 - $258,464 +18% 1,175 $220   $13,912,541 15
2009/02/07 - $563,738 +118% 1,175 $480   $14,476,279 16
2009/02/08 - $409,256 -27% 1,175 $348   $14,885,535 17
2009/02/09 - $79,005 -81% 1,175 $67   $14,964,540 18
2009/02/10 - $61,298 -22% 1,175 $52   $15,025,838 19
2009/02/11 - $58,336 -5% 1,175 $50   $15,084,174 20
2009/02/12 - $74,086 +27% 1,175 $63   $15,158,260 21
2009/02/13 - $82,411 +11% 391 $211   $15,240,671 22
2009/02/14 - $224,397 +172% 391 $574   $15,465,068 23
2009/02/15 - $148,209 -34% 391 $379   $15,613,277 24
2009/02/16 22 $173,478 +17% 391 $444   $15,786,755 25
2009/02/17 - $27,254 -84% 391 $70   $15,814,009 26
2009/02/18 - $22,422 -18% 391 $57   $15,836,431 27
2009/02/19 - $23,208 +4% 391 $59   $15,859,639 28
2009/02/20 - $39,568 +70% 211 $188   $15,899,207 29
2009/02/21 - $79,342 +101% 211 $376   $15,978,549 30
2009/02/22 - $55,505 -30% 211 $263   $16,034,054 31
2009/02/23 - $11,486 -79% 211 $54   $16,045,540 32
2009/02/24 - $13,283 +16% 211 $63   $16,058,823 33
2009/02/25 - $11,158 -16% 211 $53   $16,069,981 34
2009/02/26 - $12,274 +10% 211 $58   $16,082,255 35
2009/02/27 - $44,561 +263% 197 $226   $16,126,816 36
2009/02/28 - $78,821 +77% 197 $400   $16,205,637 37
2009/03/01 - $53,007 -33% 197 $269   $16,258,644 38
2009/03/02 - $13,782 -74% 197 $70   $16,272,426 39
2009/03/03 - $18,841 +37% 197 $96   $16,291,267 40
2009/03/04 - $16,015 -15% 197 $81   $16,307,282 41
2009/03/05 - $16,175 +1% 197 $82   $16,323,457 42
2009/03/06 - $67,197 +315% 310 $217   $16,390,654 43
2009/03/07 - $113,211 +68% 310 $365   $16,503,865 44
2009/03/08 - $69,852 -38% 310 $225   $16,573,717 45
2009/03/09 - $20,526 -71% 310 $66   $16,594,243 46
2009/03/10 - $19,500 -5% 310 $63   $16,613,743 47
2009/03/11 - $17,940 -8% 310 $58   $16,631,683 48
2009/03/12 - $20,816 +16% 310 $67   $16,652,499 49
2009/03/13 - $51,289 +146% 289 $177   $16,703,788 50
2009/03/14 - $82,497 +61% 289 $285   $16,786,285 51
2009/03/15 - $54,070 -34% 289 $187   $16,840,355 52
2009/03/16 - $21,879 -60% 289 $76   $16,862,234 53
2009/03/17 - $24,178 +11% 289 $84   $16,886,412 54
2009/03/18 - $24,184 n/c 289 $84   $16,910,596 55
2009/03/19 - $28,537 +18% 289 $99   $16,939,133 56
2009/03/20 - $40,389 +42% 194 $208   $16,979,522 57
2009/03/21 - $52,061 +29% 194 $268   $17,031,583 58
2009/03/22 - $35,103 -33% 194 $181   $17,066,686 59
2009/03/23 - $12,755 -64% 194 $66   $17,079,441 60
2009/03/24 - $13,851 +9% 194 $71   $17,093,292 61
2009/03/25 - $13,630 -2% 194 $70   $17,106,922 62
2009/03/26 - $13,907 +2% 194 $72   $17,120,829 63
2009/03/27 - $23,667 +70% 152 $156   $17,144,496 64
2009/03/28 - $34,971 +48% 152 $230   $17,179,467 65
2009/03/29 - $24,094 -31% 152 $159   $17,203,561 66
2009/03/30 - $8,915 -63% 152 $59   $17,212,476 67
2009/03/31 - $9,406 +6% 152 $62   $17,221,882 68
2009/04/01 - $8,371 -11% 152 $55   $17,230,253 69
2009/04/02 - $9,292 +11% 152 $61   $17,239,545 70
2009/04/03 - $13,750 +48% 101 $136   $17,253,295 71
2009/04/04 - $16,818 +22% 101 $167   $17,270,113 72
2009/04/05 - $11,719 -30% 101 $116   $17,281,832 73
2009/04/06 - $4,454 -62% 101 $44   $17,286,286 74
2009/04/07 - $6,191 +39% 101 $61   $17,292,477 75
2009/04/08 - $5,263 -15% 101 $52   $17,297,740 76
2009/04/09 - $5,684 +8% 101 $56   $17,303,424 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2009/01/23 7 $9,091,531   2,655 $3,424   $9,091,531 1
2009/01/30 11 $4,562,546 -50% 2,655 $1,718   $13,654,077 2
2009/02/06 21 $1,504,183 -67% 1,175 $1,280   $15,158,260 3
2009/02/13 27 $701,379 -53% 391 $1,794   $15,859,639 4
2009/02/20 37 $222,616 -68% 211 $1,055   $16,082,255 5
2009/02/27 36 $241,202 +8% 197 $1,224   $16,323,457 6
2009/03/06 31 $329,042 +36% 310 $1,061   $16,652,499 7
2009/03/13 32 $286,634 -13% 289 $992   $16,939,133 8
2009/03/20 34 $181,696 -37% 194 $937   $17,120,829 9
2009/03/27 33 $118,716 -35% 152 $781   $17,239,545 10
2009/04/03 51 $58,195 -51% 101 $576   $17,297,740 11

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/28/20094186,873 186,873$3,268,409$3,268,4091
7/5/20091085,330-54% 272,203$1,455,730$4,724,1392
7/12/20091746,075-46% 318,278$759,777$5,483,9153
7/19/20092539,976-13% 358,254$607,635$6,091,5514
7/26/20093029,723-26% 387,977$388,182$6,479,7335

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