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Lady in the Water (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,285,169Details
International Box Office $30,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $72,785,169
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $12,529,986 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $12,529,986
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$75,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 21st, 2006 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: December 19th, 2006 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some frightening sequences
Running Time: 110 minutes
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Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Lady (Story)

Supporting Cast

Paul Giamatti    Cleveland Heep
Bob Balaban    Harry Farber
Jeffrey Wright    Mr. Dury
Sarita Choudhury    Anna Ran
Freddy Rodriguez    Reggie
Bill Irwin    Mr. Leeds
Jared Harris    Goatee Smoker
Cindy Cheung    Young-Soon Choi
Mary Beth Hurt    Mrs. Bell
Joseph Reitman    Long Haired Smoker
Tovah Feldshuh    Mrs. Bubchik
M. Night Shyamalan    Vick Ran
Noah Gray Cabey    Joey Dury
Grant Monohon    Emaciated Smoker
John Boyd    One-Eyebrow Smoker
Ethan Cohn    Glasses Smoker
June Kyoko Lu    Mrs. Choi
Tom Mardirosian    Mr. Bubchik
Maricruz Hernandez    Perez de la Torre Sister
Carla Jimenez    Perez de la Torre Sister
Natasha Perez    Perez de la Torre Sister
Monique Gabriela Curnen    Perez de la Torre Sister
Marilyn Torres    Perez de la Torre Sister
George Bass    Mr. Perez de la Torre
Joel Marsh Garland    Pool Guy
James "Jimbo" Breen*    SPCA Guy
Nell Johnson    Phone Message
Jeremy Howard    Tartutic

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

Production and Technical Credits

M. Night Shyamalan    Screenwriter
M. Night Shyamalan    Producer
Sam Mercer    Producer
Christopher Doyle    Director of Photography
Martin Childs    Production Designer
Barbara Tulliver    Editor
James Newton Howard    Composer
Betsy Heimann    Costume Designer
Jose L. Rodriguez    Associate Producer
John Rusk    Associate Producer
John Rusk    Assistant Director
Brick Mason    Second Unit Director
Sharon Mann    Unit Production Manager
S.L. Mercer    Unit Production Manager
Jim Scaife    Production Supervisor
Christina Wilson    Art Director
Stefan Dechant    Art Director
Larry Dias    Set Decorator
Pete Romano    Additional Photography-Underwater Photography
Suzanne Cranfill    Costume Supervisor
Colleen Sharp    Associate Editor
Craig Hayes    Associate Editor
Chris Munro    Sound Mixer
Lee Dichter    Re-recording Mixer
Michael Semanick    Re-recording Mixer
Frank Eulner    Supervising Sound Editor
Scott Guitteau    Sound Effects Editor
Steve Boeddeker    Sound Designer
Marshall Winn    Supervising Dialogue Editor
Thomas Drescher    Supervising Dialogue Editor
Bernadette Mazur    Make up
Donald Kozma    Make up
Melissa Yonkey    Hairstylist
Merribelle Anderson    Hairstylist
Crash McCreery    Special Effects Make up-Creature Design
Wesley Wofford    Special Effects Make up-Prosthetics Department Head
Steven Anderson    Special Effects-Prosthetics
Mike Elizalde    Special Effects Make up-Creature Effects Supervisor
Susan Jacobs    Music Supervisor
Douglas Aibel    Casting Director
Jeff Habberstad    Stunt Coordinator
Lee Waddell    Stunt Coordinator-Underwater

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

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December 30th, 2006

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DVD Releases for December 19, 2006

December 19th, 2006

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October 8th, 2006

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International Details - Banquet Satisfies Millions More

October 1st, 2006

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International Top Five - Little Man a Big Deal

September 24th, 2006

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September 17th, 2006

The Sentinel climbed into 6th place on the international charts, the best placing the film has earned. It had a few openings, the biggeset being a sixth place, $410,000 debut on 89 screens in South Korea over the weekend, and $469,000 in total. On the other hand, the film place first in Belgium with $197,000 on 36 screens over the weekend and $226,000 in total and third in Denmark with $102,000 on 32 screens over the weekend and $108,000 in total. Overall it earned $3.44 million on 1423 screens in 22 markets for a total of $31.96 million, which puts it about a week from topping its domestic total. More...

International Details - Garfield Continues to Gobble Up the International Box Office

September 10th, 2006

No new openings left Garfield's A Tail of Two Kitties down 40% to $5.87 million on 3779 screens in 32 markets for a total of $90.08 million. It was reported that the film broke a record for an animated film in China with $6.7 million putting it ahead of The Lion King, which is a strange thing to report since the movie isn't animated. Sure, it has a CG lead, but that's not the same. As for the film's prospects for the future, hitting $100 million internationally is academic at this point and with several openings to go, including previews in Australia this weekend, the film could finish with close to the $125 million earned by the original. More...

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September 3rd, 2006

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August 28th, 2006

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July 31st, 2006

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July 24th, 2006

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Movie Website Updates for July 15 - July 21

July 21st, 2006

Another busy week, but unlike last week there was no massive blockbuster launching its flash site. Two sites stood out this week, (not counting past winners), and they are wildly different both in terms of style and in terms of the movie they are selling: Accepted - Official Site and World Trade Center - Official Site. The former is goofy and seriously immature, while the latter is one of the most emotional sites I've ever seen. In was nearly a coin flip, but in the end I went with Accepted - Official Site, but I would be willing to bet the other site will win before the movie comes out. More...

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July 20th, 2006

For the first time in a few weeks there's a real race for top spot on the box office charts, with a tight contest between Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Lady in the Water. More...

Contest - Fairest of Them All

July 17th, 2006

The latest film to be featured in our box office prediction contest is Lady in the Water, which has been described as a fairytale for adults. This week we have two sets of prizes, one for the adults, and the other for the usual audience for fairytales, kids. For the adults we have a Lady in the Water prize pack featuring a poster and a towel. While the kids get Doodlebops prize pack consisting of a backpack, CD and coloring book, (we'll even throw in a Lady in the Water poster, just in case the winner doesn't have kids). The person who comes closest to predicting Lady in the Water's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win the Lady in the Water prize pack. While the person who comes closest to predicting Lady in the Water's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win the Doodlebops prize pack. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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June 23rd, 2006

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June 16th, 2006

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May 12th, 2006

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/07/21 3 $18,044,396   3,235 $5,578   $18,044,396 1
2006/07/28 6 $7,144,275 -60% 3,235 $2,208   $32,203,657 2
2006/08/04 12 $2,711,191 -62% 2,670 $1,015   $38,633,274 3
2006/08/11 22 $835,426 -69% 1,155 $723   $40,839,528 4
2006/08/18 32 $233,484 -72% 340 $687   $41,483,823 5
2006/08/25 42 $101,054 -57% 163 $620   $41,682,850 6
2006/09/01 38 $192,430 +90% 261 $737   $41,910,228 7
2006/09/08 41 $116,017 -40% 248 $468   $42,116,107 8
2006/09/15 45 $63,566 -45% 142 $448   $42,219,433 9
2006/09/22 58 $34,655 -45% 80 $433   $42,272,747 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/07/21 3 $6,851,808   3,235 $2,118   $6,851,808 1
2006/07/22 3 $6,536,646 -5% 3,235 $2,021   $13,388,454 2
2006/07/23 3 $4,655,942 -29% 3,235 $1,439   $18,044,396 3
2006/07/24 3 $2,038,256 -56% 3,235 $630   $20,082,652 4
2006/07/25 3 $1,814,280 -11% 3,235 $561   $21,896,932 5
2006/07/26 4 $1,588,339 -12% 3,235 $491   $23,485,271 6
2006/07/27 3 $1,574,111 -1% 3,235 $487   $25,059,382 7
2006/07/28 6 $2,326,754 +48% 3,235 $719   $27,386,136 8
2006/07/29 7 $2,721,646 +17% 3,235 $841   $30,107,782 9
2006/07/30 6 $2,095,875 -23% 3,235 $648   $32,203,657 10
2006/07/31 7 $977,372 -53% 3,235 $302   $33,181,029 11
2006/08/01 7 $982,064 n/c 3,235 $304   $34,163,093 12
2006/08/02 7 $911,003 -7% 3,235 $282   $35,074,096 13
2006/08/03 7 $847,987 -7% 3,235 $262   $35,922,083 14
2006/08/04 12 $887,000 +5% 2,670 $332   $36,809,000 15
2006/08/05 12 $1,052,000 +19% 2,670 $394   $37,861,000 16
2006/08/06 12 $772,000 -27% 2,670 $289   $38,633,274 17
2006/08/07 11 $402,000 -48% 2,670 $151   $39,036,000 18
2006/09/04 40 $46,170   261 $177   $41,956,398 46

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/07/21 3 $25,059,382   3,235 $7,746   $25,059,382 1
2006/07/28 7 $10,862,701 -57% 3,235 $3,358   $35,922,083 2
2006/08/04 13 $4,082,019 -62% 2,670 $1,529   $40,004,102 3
2006/08/11 22 $1,246,237 -69% 1,155 $1,079   $41,250,339 4
2006/08/18 32 $331,457 -73% 340 $975   $41,581,796 5
2006/08/25 41 $136,002 -59% 163 $834   $41,717,798 6
2006/09/01 40 $282,292 +108% 261 $1,082   $42,000,090 7
2006/09/08 41 $155,777 -45% 248 $628   $42,155,867 8
2006/09/15 47 $82,225 -47% 142 $579   $42,238,092 9
2006/09/22 59 $47,077 -43% 80 $588   $42,285,169 10

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/24/200618399,365 399,365$6,385,846$6,385,8461
12/31/200625143,778-64% 543,143$2,299,010$8,684,8572

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