Follow us on

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Isle of Dogs
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $24,360,538Details
International Box Office $15,200,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $39,560,538
Further financial details...

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


The story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 23rd, 2018 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
April 13th, 2018 (Expands Wide) by Fox Searchlight
International Releases: March 30th, 2018 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
April 13th, 2018 (Wide), released as Isle Of Dogs (Australia)
April 20th, 2018 (Wide) (China)
April 20th, 2018 (Wide) (Turkey)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images.
(Rating bulletin 2514 (Cert #51283), 2/14/2018)
Running Time: 105 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Fantastic Mr. Fox
Create your own comparison chart…
Keywords: Japan, Missing Pet, Coming of Age, Quarantine, Epidemic, Animal Lead, Talking Animals
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Stop-Motion Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Theater Average Opening Weekend 87 $60,011 Mar 23, 2018 3
Top 2018 Theater Average 1 $60,011 Mar 23, 2018 3

Lead Ensemble Members

   Atari Kobayashi

Supporting Cast

Kunichi Nomura    Mayor Kobayashi
Akira Takayama    Major Domo
Greta Gerwig    Tracy Walker
Frances McDormand    Interpreter Nelson
Akira Ito    Professor Watanabe
Scarlett Johansson    Nutmeg
Harvey Keitel    Gondo
F. Murray Abraham    Jupiter
Yoko Ono    Assistant-Scientist Yoko-Ono
Tilda Swinton    Oracle
Ken Watanabe    Head Surgeon
Mari Natsuki    Auntie
Fisher Stevens   
Nijiro Murakami    Editor Hiroshi
Liev Schreiber    Spots
Yojiro Noda    News Anchor
Frank Wood    Simul-Translate Machine


Courtney B. Vance    The Narrator

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

Production and Technical Credits

Wes Anderson    Story by
Roman Coppola    Story by
Jason Schwartzman    Story by
Kunichi Nomura    Story by
Wes Anderson    Screenwriter
Wes Anderson    Producer
Scott Rudin    Producer
Steven Rales    Producer
Jeremy Dawson    Producer
Octavia Peissel    Co-Producer
Tristan Oliver    Director of Photography

Theater Averages: Box Office is Full of Grace

April 18th, 2018

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami had the best opening of the limited releases earning an average of $18,724 in three theaters. The only other film in the $10,000 Club was The Rider, which earned an average of $14,081, also in three theaters. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Rampage Climbs Ahead of A Quiet Place with $35.75 million

April 16th, 2018


Rampage was widely expected to earn first place over the weekend, and it did. However, A Quiet Place gave it a real run for its money and after Friday’s estimates, it looked like the horror film would repeat on top. Meanwhile, Truth or Dare was also a pleasant surprise at the box office earning close to $19 million on a $3.5 million production budget. Overall, the box office fell 9.8% from last weekend to $147 million. This is also 13% lower than the same weekend last year. That said, The Fate of the Furious opened this weekend last year and earned almost $100 million, so it could have been worse. Year-to-date, 2018 is still behind behind 2017 by $70 million or 2.0% or $3.27 billion to $3.33 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Rampage Squeaks Out a Win

April 15th, 2018


Rampage isn’t exactly living up to its name this weekend, as it heads for a $34.5 million debut—just enough to keep A Quiet Place in second place, with $32.6 million in its second outing (down a very respectable 35% from its debut). As might be expected, international markets are proving friendlier to Rampage than the US and Canada, and it’s off to a healthy $114.1 million start in 61 territories, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning estimate. More...

Friday Estimates: Quiet Looks to Silence Rampage

April 14th, 2018


Rampage earned first place on Friday, barely, with $11.5 million. Its reviews slipped down to exactly 50%, but that’s still the best ever for a wide release based on a video game, and it earned an impressive A minus from CinemaScore. This adds up to a $32 million opening weekend. Unfortunately, the film cost $120 million to make and even more for its global P&A. And as we will see shortly, A Quiet Place was right on its tail on Friday. Fortunately, the film is doing better in some international markets. For example, it earned $15.6 million in China alone, with an early estimate of $21.2 million for Saturday. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Rampage Wrecks Previews with $2.4 million

April 13th, 2018


Rampage started its box office run with $2.4 million during its Thursday night previews. This is almost $2 million lower than A Quiet Place managed last weekend, but last weekend was also Easter weekend, so a lot of the target audience had Friday off. Even so, this isn’t quite where I was hoping it would land when I made my prediction yesterday. $35 million is still possible, but it would take strong legs to get there. Fortunately, its reviews have continued to improve and the film’s Tomatometer Score is now 53% positive. According to this metric, it is the best wide release based on a video game of all time. This actually makes some sense. The original video game was based on movies like King Kong or Godzilla, so it should be able to inspire at least a passable version of those films. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Rampage Shake Up the Box Office?

April 12th, 2018


Rampage is the biggest new release of the week and at one time it was widely assumed it would be the biggest hit of the month. Granted, this changed the second Infinity War moved up to an April release. However, now the film likely won’t even be the second biggest hit of the month, as A Quiet Place dominated last weekend. Truth or Dare has to deal with direct competition and that’s going to kill it. Finally, Isle of Dogs is expanding semi-wide. It likely won’t reach the top five, but it is already doing well for a limited release. This weekend last year, The Fate of the Furious opened with nearly $100 million. That’s about what the top four will earn this year. I can’t imagine 2018 coming ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Theater Averages: Never Really Here Arrives on the Top

April 11th, 2018

You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here was the clear winner on the theater average chart earning over $130,000 in just three theaters for an average of $44,276. This isn’t the best theater average for a film released in 2018, but it is in the top five. The overall number one film, A Quiet Place, was next with an average of $14,311. The final film in the $10,000 club is Lean on Pete, which earned an average of $11,744 in four theaters. More...

Theater Averages: Dog Days Carry it to a Second Win

April 3rd, 2018

Isle of Dogs

For the second weekend in a row, Isle of Dogs led the way on the theater average chart with $17,839 in 165 theaters. The only other film to reach the $10,000 mark was Love After Love, which pulled in $11,290 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ready Player One Solid On Debut

April 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

The gulf between blockbusters and also-rans could hardly be starker these days. Since the release of Black Panther to a whopping $202 million on February 16, three movies that could have caught the general public’s imagination have arrived on the scene, and earned somewhere between a fifth and a seventh of that on opening weekend. Ready Player One is the most successful among them, with an opening of $41.2 million predicted by Warner Bros. as of this morning. That compares favorably to the openings of A Wrinkle in Time (which started out with $33.1 million), and Pacific Rim: Uprising ($28.1 million), and is, in fact, the best weekend in 2018 for a movie not called Black Panther, but it barely starts to chip away at considerable marketing costs, let alone a reported $150 million production budget. More...

2018 Preview: March

April 1st, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Well, March has ended and it was a very disappointing month. Black Panther made more than any of the new releases did. The only potential big hit that didn’t miss expectations was Ready Player One. Because of this, 2018 lost its lead over 2017 and is now over $100 million behind last year’s pace. April is usually a terrible month, because it is a dumping ground, especially late in the month. No studio wants to compete with the first monster hit of the Summer. This year, the first monster hit of the summer, Avengers: Infinity War, opens in April. It will make more during its opening weekend than any other April release will make in total. It might make more opening day than any other April release will make in total. The only film that has a real chance to earn more than $100 million is Rampage, a video game adaptation. Last April, The Fate of the Furious earned more than $1.2 billion worldwide, but “only” earned $225.76 million of that domestically. Infinity War should earn more than that opening weekend. The second biggest hit of last April was Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going in Style, both of which earned $45.02 million. If 2018 doesn’t retake the lead by the end of the month, then 2018 is in trouble at the box office. More...

Theater Averages: Isle Dogpiles the Competition

March 27th, 2018

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs had the best theater average of the weekend and indeed the year with an average of $59,825 in 27 theaters. Technically Fantastic Mr. Fox had a better average with $66,475, but it was only playing on 4 theaters, so this is much more impressive. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pacific Rim Leads Weak Field of Openers

March 25th, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Black Panther’s run at the top of the domestic chart will finally come to an end this weekend, with Pacific Rim: Uprising taking over as the most popular film in the US and Canada. The switch over is mostly due to Panther beginning to run out of steam, rather than Uprising showing any particular strength though. Universal’s sci-fi action movie will pick up $28.005 million over its opening weekend in North America, about in line with expectations, but disappointing for a film that cost $150 million to make. Overseas markets, particularly in Asia, are where the box office action is at for this one. More...

Friday Estimates: Pacific Rim Rises to Meet Expectations

March 24th, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising

As expected, Pacific Rim: Uprising earned first place on Friday. In fact, its opening day box office of $10.36 million is actually a little better than expected and it is on pace for a $26 million opening weekend. Granted, this is a terrible opening compared to the film’s production budget, which is reportedly in the $155 million to $175 million range. Neither its reviews, nor its B-rating from CinemaScore will help its legs, but this film was never made to win over domestic audiences. It was made to shine in Asia, specifically China. It is too soon to tell for sure if that’s a viable strategy, or if Universal is going to have to suck up massive losses. Based on Friday numbers, the studio is predicting a $65 million opening weekend China alone and a $120.5 million international debut. That’s obviously better than here, but the film will need at least $400 million internationally to break even any time soon. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Limited Releases Have Gone to the Dogs

March 23rd, 2018

Isle of Dogs

There are over two dozen limited releases coming out this week, but many of them had only a handful of, if any, reviews. There are some that should find a receptive audience, whether its on Video on Demand like Pyewacket, or whether it has massive breakout success, like most think Isle of Dogs will manage. More...

2018 Preview: March

March 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

February was an amazing month, thanks mainly to Black Panther, but Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit were also significant hits and overall the month was a massive improvement over last February. Looking forward, there’s nothing opening in March that will earn as much in total as Black Panther did during its opening weekend. That said, A Wrinkle in Time and Ready Player One should have no trouble getting to $100 million, while Tomb Raider has a 50/50 chance of getting there. Unfortunately, compared to last March, this is still a pittance. There’s a chance that no film opening this March will earn as much in total as Beauty and the Beast opened with last march. We will need Black Panther to have good legs to keep 2018 ahead of 2017 by the end of the month. More...

Isle of Dogs Trailer

September 22nd, 2017

Animated adventure written and directed by Wes Anderson, with the voices of, among many others, Bill Murray, and Edward Norton opens March 23, 2018 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/03/23 15 $1,620,294   27 $60,011   $1,620,294 1
2018/03/30 11 $2,943,366 +82% 165 $17,839   $6,057,822 2
2018/04/06 10 $4,562,854 +55% 554 $8,236   $12,011,788 3
2018/04/13 7 $5,475,139 +20% 1,939 $2,824   $18,926,003 4
2018/04/20 10 $3,400,000 -38% 1,947 $1,746   $24,360,538 5

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/03/23 14 $559,600   27 $20,726   $559,600 1
2018/03/24 15 $572,139 +2% 27 $21,190   $1,131,739 2
2018/03/25 15 $488,555 -15% 27 $18,095   $1,620,294 3
2018/03/26 15 $164,345 -66% 27 $6,087   $1,784,639 4
2018/03/27 - $142,288 -13% 27 $5,270   $1,926,927 5
2018/03/28 8 $702,309 +394% 164 $4,282   $2,629,236 6
2018/03/29 11 $485,220 -31% 164 $2,959   $3,114,456 7
2018/03/30 12 $944,480 +95% 165 $5,724   $4,058,936 8
2018/03/31 11 $1,108,474 +17% 165 $6,718   $5,167,410 9
2018/04/01 11 $890,412 -20% 165 $5,396   $6,057,822 10
2018/04/02 12 $381,585 -57% 165 $2,313   $6,439,407 11
2018/04/03 13 $369,025 -3% 165 $2,237   $6,808,432 12
2018/04/04 11 $355,461 -4% 165 $2,154   $7,163,893 13
2018/04/05 12 $285,041 -20% 165 $1,728   $7,448,934 14
2018/04/06 8 $1,432,735 +403% 554 $2,586   $8,881,669 15
2018/04/07 10 $1,858,752 +30% 554 $3,355   $10,740,421 16
2018/04/08 10 $1,271,367 -32% 554 $2,295   $12,011,788 17
2018/04/09 8 $351,474 -72% 554 $634   $12,363,262 18
2018/04/10 9 $419,294 +19% 554 $757   $12,782,556 19
2018/04/11 9 $352,191 -16% 554 $636   $13,134,747 20
2018/04/12 8 $316,117 -10% 554 $571   $13,450,864 21
2018/04/13 6 $1,568,172 +396% 1,939 $809   $15,019,036 22
2018/04/14 7 $2,126,941 +36% 1,939 $1,097   $17,145,977 23
2018/04/15 7 $1,780,026 -16% 1,939 $918   $18,926,003 24
2018/04/16 6 $536,206 -70% 1,939 $277   $19,462,209 25
2018/04/17 7 $580,107 +8% 1,939 $299   $20,042,316 26
2018/04/18 7 $455,678 -21% 1,939 $235   $20,497,994 27
2018/04/19 7 $462,544 +2% 1,939 $239   $20,960,538 28
2018/04/20 11 $925,000 +100% 1,947 $475   $21,885,538 29
2018/04/21 - $1,545,000 +67% 1,947 $794   $23,430,538 30
2018/04/22 - $930,000 -40% 1,947 $478   $24,360,538 31

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/03/23 15 $3,114,456   164 $18,991   $3,114,456 1
2018/03/30 11 $4,334,478 +39% 165 $26,270   $7,448,934 2
2018/04/06 10 $6,001,930 +38% 554 $10,834   $13,450,864 3
2018/04/13 7 $7,509,674 +25% 1,939 $3,873   $20,960,538 4

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 4/13/2018 $651,617 123 123 123 $651,617 4/16/2018
China 4/20/2018 $0 0 0 0 $2,800,000 4/22/2018
Turkey 4/20/2018 $0000$0
United Kingdom 3/30/2018 $2,302,580 472 495 1440 $7,314,365 4/18/2018
Rest of World $4,434,018
International Total$15,200,000 4/22/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at