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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $133,501,348Details
International Box Office $264,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $397,501,348
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $49,918,230 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,510,904 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $51,429,134
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  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 425 $133,501,348
All Time International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 253 $264,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 273 $397,501,348

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$150,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 5th, 2006 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: October 30th, 2006 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of frenetic violence and menace, disturbing images and some sensuality
Running Time: 126 minutes
Franchise: Mission: Impossible
Comparisons: vs. Mission: Impossible 2
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Keywords: Secret Agent, Visual Effects, Revenge
Source:Based on TV
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Cruise-Wagner
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 145 $7,001,625 May 26, 2006 24
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 173 $9,791,582 May 26, 2006 24
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 102 $8,901,106 May 26, 2006 24
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 100 $12,447,955 May 26, 2006 24
Biggest Domestic May Weekend 71 $47,743,273 May 5, 2006 3
Top Based on TV Weekend Domestic 17 $47,743,273 May 5, 2006 3
Top Contemporary Fiction Weekend Domestic 42 $47,743,273 May 5, 2006 3
Top Paramount Pictures Weekend Domestic 32 $47,743,273 May 5, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 89 4,054 May 5, 2006 3
Top Based on TV Day Domestic 44 $18,409,876 May 6, 2006 2
Top Contemporary Fiction Day Domestic 97 $18,409,876 May 6, 2006 2
Top Paramount Pictures Day Domestic 81 $18,409,876 May 6, 2006 2

Leading Cast

   Ethan Hunt

Supporting Cast

Philip Seymour Hoffman    Owen Davian
Ving Rhames    Luther Stickell
Billy Crudup    John Musgrave
Michelle Monaghan    Julia
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers    Declan
Keri Russell    Lindsey Ferris
Maggie Q    Zhen
Simon Pegg    Benji Dunn
Eddie Marsan    Brownway
Laurence Fishburne    John Brassel
Bahar Soomekh    Davian's Translator
Jeff Chase    Davian's Bodyguard
Michael Berry Jr.    Julia's Kidnapper
Carla Gallo    Beth
Bellamy Young    Rachael
Paul Keeley    Ken
Jane Daly    Julia's Mother
Greg Grunberg    Kevin
Sabra Williams    Annie
Rose Rollins    Ellie
Sasha Alexander    Melissa
Tracy Middendorf    Ashly
Aaron Paul    Rick
Kathryn Fiore    Rick Party Goer
Colleen Crozier    Rick Party Goer
Sean O'Bryan    Rick Party Goer
Bruce French    Minister
Ellen Bry    Lindsey's Mother
Patrick Pankhurst    Lindsey's Father
Tony Guma    Jim
James Shanklin    Hospital Chaplain
Anne Betancourt    Nurse Sally
Antonietta De Lorenzo    Roadblock Driver
Antonio Del Prete    Vatican Video Room Guard
Francesco DeVito    Greeting Priest
Giorgio Marchesi    Vatican Gate Guard
Niccolo Senni    Vatican Gate Guard
Paolo Bonacelli    Monsignore
David Waters    IMF Officer
Michael Kehoe    Hospital Employee
Timothy Omundson    IMF Agent
Jose Zuniga    IMF Agent Pete
William Francis Mcguire    IMF Head of Security
Michelle Arthur    Airline Worker
Barney Cheng    Janitor

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

Production and Technical Credits

Alex Kurtzman    Screenwriter
Roberto Orci    Screenwriter
J.J. Abrams    Screenwriter
Bruce Geller    Story Creator
Tom Cruise    Producer
Paula Wagner    Producer
Zhao Haicheng    China
Stratton Leopold    Executive Producer
Han Sanping    China
Yang Buting    China
Scott Chambliss    Production Designer
Maryann Brandon    Editor
Mary Jo Markey    Editor
Michael Giacchino    Composer
Dan Mindel    Director of Photography
Jorg Widmer    Director of Photography
Arthur Anderson    Co-Producer
Shi Dongming    China
Jiang Tao    Co-Producer
Wang Guichun    China
Enzo Sisti    Italy
Tommy Gormley    Assistant Director
Inti Carboni    Italy
Luigi Spoletini    Italy
Sylvia Liu    China
Vic Armstrong    Second Unit Director
Eric Schwab    Germany
Stratton Leopold    Unit Production Manager
David Witz    Unit Production Manager
Michael Scheel    Germany
Steven Harding    China
Sun Ying    China
Matthew J. Birch    Production Supervisor
Steve Lionetti    China
Dan Dorrance    Supervising Art Director
Dennis Bradford    Art Director
Gary Kosko    Art Director
Kevin Kavanaugh    Art Director
Sean Haworth    Art Director
Domenic Silvestri    Art Director
Brad Ricker    Art Director
Stefano Ortolani    Art Director
Eugenio Ulissi    Italy
Giacomo Calo Carducci    Italy
Yu Bai Yang    China
Karen Manthey    Set Decorator
Chiara Balducci    Italy
Stephen St. John    Second Unit Camera
Mitchell Amundsen    Second Unit Camera
David B. Nowell    Aerial
Colleen Atwood    Costume Designer
Cheryl Beasley Blackwell    Costume Supervisor
Daniela Ciancio    Italy
Jack Tung    Costume Supervisor
Jeff Wexler    Sound Mixer
Mo Chamberlain    China
Andy Nelson    Re-recording Mixer
Anna Behlmer    Re-recording Mixer
Mark Stoeckinger    Supervising Sound Editor
Scott Wolf    Sound Editor
Jon Title    Sound Editor
Michael Kamper    Sound Editor
Peter Zinda    Sound Editor
Beth Sterner    Sound Editor
Kenneth Johnson    Sound Editor
Alan Rankin    Sound Designer
Laura Harris Atkinson    Dialogue Editor
Michael Szakmeister    Dialogue Editor
Susan Kurtz    Dialogue Editor
Daniel S. Irwin    Dialogue Editor
Stephen M. Davis    Supervising
Alex Levy    Music Editor
Michele Burke    Make up
F.X. Perez    Make up
Deborah Patino    Make up
Maggie Fung    Make up
Sheryl Blum    Hairstylist
Terrie Velazquez-Owen    Hairstylist
Viviane Normand    Hairstylist
Maria Teresa Corridoni    Hairstylist
Barney Barman    Special Make-up Effects
April Webster    Casting Director
Vic Armstrong    Stunt Coordinator
Claudio Pacifico    Italy
Roger Guyett    Visual Effects Supervisor

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

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July 23rd, 2006

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July 12th, 2006

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July 2nd, 2006

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June 25th, 2006

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International Details - Treat for Trick 2

June 18th, 2006

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June 7th, 2006

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June 5th, 2006

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June 4th, 2006

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June 1st, 2006

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May 31st, 2006

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May 30th, 2006

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International Details - Mission: Second Place

May 28th, 2006

Mission: Impossible 3 was knocked out of first place by The Da Vinci Code, but that was not a surprise to anyone. What was a surprise is the lack of staying power Mission: Impossible 3 has exhibited so far; this week the film fell a further 43% o $23.22 million on 6392 screens in 57 markets for a total of $164.32 million. Its best market of the weekend was the U.K. where it added $3.44 million on 445 screens to its total of $23.70 million. However, South Korea is close behind with $3.19 million on 330 screens for a total of $23.22 million. The film only as a few openings left and Japan is the only major player out there so unless a minor miracle happens Mission: Impossible 3 won't reach the heights that its predecessors did. More...

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International Box Office - Da Vinci Confounds Analysts as Records Fall

May 24th, 2006

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May 22nd, 2006

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May 18th, 2006

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International Top Five - Impossible Holds While Poseidon Sets Sail

May 17th, 2006

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May 15th, 2006

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May 11th, 2006

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May 10th, 2006

Mission: Impossible 3 started its international run this weekend in first place with $70.03 million on 6997 screens on 56 markets. With a per screen average just the tiniest margin over $10,000, it is no man's land between hit and miss; it made a very healthy amount of money, but still not as much as many expected. Its international debut very similar domestic opening in that way. More...

Shadow's Reinforcements Arrive

May 9th, 2006

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Mission: Implodes

May 8th, 2006

The unofficial start of summer was a disappointment, with the number one film missing expectations by nearly $20 million. However, the overall numbers were still very positive with the box office bringing in a total of $110 million. That's 7.8% higher than last weekend and 26.5% higher than the same weekend last year. Even better are the year-to-date numbers, which now stand 6% higher than last year. There is some bad news ahead as next week looks weaker and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and its $100 million weekend will hurt year-to-year comparisons the week after that. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 29 - May 5

May 5th, 2006

It was not a great week when it comes to new websites with most of the really interesting updates coming in the form of new trailers. However, it was one of those sites, Casino Royale - Official Site, that was awarded the Weekly Website Award. I just hope when the site goes live in two weeks by Fanboy enthusiasm is rewarded. More...

Studios Eagerly Await Start of Summer

May 4th, 2006

This weekend is the unofficial start of the summer box office season with what should be the biggest movie of the year, at least so far. There's little doubt that Mission: Impossible 3 will be the biggest movie of the weekend, the only question is how well will it compare with other blockbusters, both this year and years past. More...

Contest - Mission - Impredictable

May 1st, 2006

This week we have another multi-prize contest, but again just the one movie to predict. And if you can't tell what movie that is from the improperly spelled title, it's Mission: Impossible III. Whoever comes closest to predicting the opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win Nanny McPhee - DVD. On the other hand, whoever comes closest to predicting the opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win The Barbie Diaries on DVD. Entries must be received by 10am, Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2006 Preview: May

April 30th, 2006

There are quite a few sure-fire, monster hits coming out this month, although none looks likely to come close to the box office performance of last year's May champ, Revenge of the Sith. On the other hand, this time last year, the Summer Box Office season got off to a really, really bad start so we should at see some strong year-to-year gains, at least for the first two weeks. This should help 2006 extend its lead over 2005 and push ticket sales into the black. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 21 - April 28

April 28th, 2006

The first of the new Friday edition Weekly Website Review column is here, but not without a hitch. We had a bit of a power outage early in the day so I did what any modern man would do when faced with the prospects of going without the Internet for an undetermined amount of time, I took a nap. Fortunately, I was mostly done before the power went out so there was no real affect on this week's list, but I am starting to this that this column is cursed. As for the list, its pretty average with the best of the bunch being A Scanner Darkly - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 14 - April 20

April 20th, 2006

Another slow week and either I've lost my mojo for finding new and updated sites, or this is the calm before the storm that is the summer box office season. And speaking of Storm, the best of the bunch this week is X-Men: The Last Stand - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 7 - April 13

April 13th, 2006

Back to normal levels of traffic on this list, but like last week there's not an over abundance of huge sites on this week's list. I hope that changes soon as the summer box office season is just around the corner. The best of the bunch this week is Hard Candy - Official Site, which has been slowly growing for months. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 31 - April 6

April 6th, 2006

It's a much busier week this week including several sites that I found through e-mails. Thanks for the tips. (On a side note, if you sent me an e-mail regarding a movie site and I forgot it, please send it again. It was a big list this week and I'm almost positive one or two sites slipped between the cracks.) Unfortunately, while there are plenty of sites on this week's list, there's not a lot of top notch ones. The movie on this list that made me the most excited was The Simpsons Movie, and that one doesn't even have an official movie site, just the teaser trailer. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 24 - March 30

March 30th, 2006

Another week with less sites than I would have liked. (On a side note, it seems every time something weird happens it happens on a Thursday. This time its slight internet connection problems / memory leak. I think. Whatever it is, it's causing my computer to act really slowly.) This shorter list doesn't mean there isn't an award-worthy site and the best of the best is Over the Hedge - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 10 - February 16

February 16th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It's another busy week as the winter slump starts to subside. As for the best site on this week's list, it came down to the interactive feature of Freedomland - Official Site and the atmosphere of Night Watch - Official Site. After looking over the sites a few times, I still can't decided which one should get the award, so I'm giving it to both. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 3 - February 9

February 9th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It was the busiest week in more than a month, but there weren't many big launches or massive updates, so it is the slow-growing V For Vendetta - Official Site that earns the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 9 - December 15

December 15th, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. We've hit another slow patch for movie websites, which is not unexpected since the most of the new site on this list are for films that open months from now so there's hardly any content, or open during the dead zone that is January. I would say the best of the rest would be King Kong - Official Site, but it is not strong enough to win the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for August 26 - September 1

September 1st, 2005

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, Serenity - Official Site. More...

Early Beginnings

June 15th, 2005

It's been eight years since the monstrosity that was Batman & Robin killed the successful movie franchise. And now with Batman Begins the studio hopes that the franchise will be born again. More...

2004 Summer Preview - Part 3: June

June 1st, 2004

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After a rather mediocre May, June looks a lot stronger with two films that should break $300 million. Not surprisingly, these monster hits are being released unopposed during their respective weeks. And also not surprisingly, they are being released at opposite ends of the month. The rest of the films are unlikely to make much of an impact, although a few should cross the increasingly irrelevant $100 million plateau. More...

New Movie Release Dates

January 30th, 2004

This week's new batch of movie release dates sees the studios start to position themselves for blockbuster performances in Summer 2005, and do some shuffling around of less ambitious releases in 2004. Among movies with new or moved dates: a remake of The Longest Yard, a revival of The Pink Panther, an adaptation of TV's Bewitched, Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 2 and many more. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/05/05 1 $47,743,273   4,054 $11,777   $47,743,273 1
2006/05/12 1 $25,008,971 -48% 4,059 $6,161   $85,100,142 2
2006/05/19 3 $11,349,570 -55% 3,450 $3,290   $103,535,579 3
2006/05/26 4 $7,001,625 -38% 3,053 $2,293   $114,271,224 4
2006/06/02 5 $4,684,544 -33% 2,667 $1,756   $122,669,375 5
2006/06/09 8 $3,020,816 -36% 1,908 $1,583   $127,491,115 6
2006/06/16 13 $1,342,803 -56% 1,002 $1,340   $130,162,653 7
2006/06/23 15 $719,349 -46% 552 $1,303   $131,525,369 8
2006/06/30 19 $491,007 -32% 507 $968   $132,321,767 9
2006/07/07 20 $312,684 -36% 418 $748   $133,009,689 10
2006/07/14 25 $201,849 -35% 283 $713   $133,382,309 11

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/05/05 1 $16,632,157   4,054 $4,103   $16,632,157 1
2006/05/06 1 $18,409,876 +11% 4,054 $4,541   $35,042,033 2
2006/05/07 1 $12,701,240 -31% 4,054 $3,133   $47,743,273 3
2006/05/08 1 $3,531,502 -72% 4,054 $871   $51,274,775 4
2006/05/09 1 $3,204,660 -9% 4,054 $790   $54,479,435 5
2006/05/10 1 $2,783,719 -13% 4,054 $687   $57,263,154 6
2006/05/11 1 $2,828,017 +2% 4,054 $698   $60,091,171 7
2006/05/12 1 $7,524,447 +166% 4,054 $1,856   $67,615,618 8
2006/05/13 1 $10,380,186 +38% 4,054 $2,560   $77,995,804 9
2006/05/14 1 $7,104,338 -32% 4,054 $1,752   $85,100,142 10
2006/05/15 1 $1,875,999 -74% 4,054 $463   $86,976,141 11
2006/05/16 1 $1,945,682 +4% 4,054 $480   $88,921,823 12
2006/05/17 1 $1,612,125 -17% 4,059 $397   $90,533,948 13
2006/05/18 1 $1,652,061 +2% 4,059 $407   $92,186,009 14
2006/05/19 3 $3,359,562 +103% 3,450 $974   $95,545,571 15
2006/05/20 3 $4,915,999 +46% 3,450 $1,425   $100,461,570 16
2006/05/21 3 $3,074,009 -37% 3,450 $891   $103,535,579 17
2006/05/22 3 $1,115,896 -64% 3,450 $323   $104,651,475 18
2006/05/23 3 $855,676 -23% 3,450 $248   $105,507,151 19
2006/05/24 3 $812,294 -5% 3,450 $235   $106,319,445 20
2006/05/25 3 $950,154 +17% 3,450 $275   $107,269,599 21
2006/05/26 4 $2,005,427 +111% 3,053 $657   $109,275,026 22
2006/05/27 4 $2,600,947 +30% 3,053 $852   $111,875,973 23
2006/05/28 4 $2,395,251 -8% 3,053 $785   $114,271,224 24
2006/05/29 4 $1,899,481 -21% 3,053 $622   $116,170,705 25
2006/05/30 4 $604,143 -68% 3,053 $198   $116,774,848 26
2006/05/31 4 $576,633 -5% 3,053 $189   $117,351,481 27
2006/06/01 4 $633,350 +10% 3,053 $207   $117,984,831 28
2006/06/02 5 $1,282,146 +102% 2,667 $481   $119,266,977 29
2006/06/03 5 $2,093,187 +63% 2,667 $785   $121,360,164 30
2006/06/04 5 $1,309,211 -37% 2,667 $491   $122,669,375 31
2006/06/05 5 $414,512 -68% 2,667 $155   $123,083,887 32
2006/06/06 6 $505,880 +22% 2,667 $190   $123,589,767 33
2006/06/07 6 $439,604 -13% 2,667 $165   $124,029,371 34
2006/06/08 6 $440,928 n/c 2,667 $165   $124,470,299 35
2006/06/09 8 $893,397 +103% 1,908 $468   $125,363,696 36
2006/06/10 8 $1,299,675 +45% 1,908 $681   $126,663,371 37
2006/06/11 8 $827,744 -36% 1,908 $434   $127,491,115 38
2006/06/12 8 $338,493 -59% 1,908 $177   $127,826,608 39
2006/06/13 8 $332,525 -2% 1,908 $174   $128,159,133 40
2006/06/14 8 $337,261 +1% 1,908 $177   $128,496,394 41
2006/06/15 8 $320,456 -5% 1,908 $168   $128,819,850 42
2006/07/14 - $57,000   283 $201   $133,237,000 71
2006/07/15 - $83,000 +46% 283 $293   $133,320,000 72
2006/07/16 - $62,000 -25% 283 $219   $133,382,309 73
2006/07/17 22 $27,000 -56% 283 $95   $133,409,000 74
2006/07/18 - $31,000 +15% 283 $110   $133,440,000 75
2006/07/19 - $28,000 -10% 283 $99   $133,468,000 76
2006/07/20 - $33,000 +18% 283 $117   $133,501,348 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/05/05 1 $60,091,171   4,054 $14,823   $60,091,171 1
2006/05/12 2 $32,094,838 -47% 4,059 $7,907   $92,186,009 2
2006/05/19 3 $15,083,590 -53% 3,450 $4,372   $107,269,599 3
2006/05/26 4 $10,715,232 -29% 3,053 $3,510   $117,984,831 4
2006/06/02 6 $6,485,468 -39% 2,667 $2,432   $124,470,299 5
2006/06/09 8 $4,349,551 -33% 1,908 $2,280   $128,819,850 6
2006/06/16 13 $1,986,170 -54% 1,002 $1,982   $130,806,020 7
2006/06/23 17 $1,024,740 -48% 552 $1,856   $131,830,760 8
2006/06/30 18 $866,245 -15% 507 $1,709   $132,697,005 9
2006/07/07 21 $483,455 -44% 418 $1,157   $133,180,460 10
2006/07/14 26 $320,888 -34% 283 $1,134   $133,501,348 11

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/5/200611,519,900 1,519,900$25,645,121$25,645,1211
11/12/20063418,807-72% 1,938,707$7,029,927$32,675,0472
11/19/20067214,755-49% 2,153,462$3,543,071$36,218,1183

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/1/20121428,620 28,620$858,319$858,319270
4/22/2012188,547 67,429$93,931$1,284,820286

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