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A Monster Calls (2016)

A Monster Calls
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,740,823Details
International Box Office $42,681,243Details
Worldwide Box Office $46,422,066
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,448,145 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,462,118 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,910,263
Further financial details...

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  8. Trailer

Synopsis

12-year-old Conor, dealing with his mother’s illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother, and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,305 $3,740,823
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,697 $42,681,243
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,633 $46,422,066

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$43,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 23rd, 2016 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by Focus Features
January 6th, 2017 (Expands Wide) by Focus Features
International Releases: October 7th, 2016 (Wide), released as Un monstruo viene a verme (Spain)
October 21st, 2016 (Wide), released as Septynios minutės po vidurnakčio (Lithuania)
October 28th, 2016 (Limited), released as Sete Minutos Depois da Meia Noite (Portugal)
November 11th, 2016 (Wide), released as Canavarın Çağrısı (Turkey)
January 6th, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
... Show all releases
Video Release: March 14th, 2017 by Focus Features
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic content and some scary images.
(Rating bulletin 2425 (Cert #49509), 5/18/2016)
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Keywords: Cancer, Terminal Illness, Bullies, Dysfunctional Family, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Focus Features, Participant Media, River Road Entertainment, Apaches Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema, A Monster Calls AIE, La Trini
Production Countries: Spain,
United States

Cast

Sigourney Weaver    Grandma
Felicity Jones    Mum
   Conor
   The Monster
Toby Kebbell    Dad
Ben Moor    Mr. Clark
James Melville    Harry
Oliver Steer    Sully
Dominic Boyle    Anton
Jennifer Lim    Miss Kwan
Max Gabbay    Steven
Morgan Symes    Lawyer
Max Golds    5-Year-Old Conor
Frida Palsson    Lily’s Mom
Wanda Opalinska    Female Nurse
Patrick Taggart    Teacher
Lily Rose Aslandogdu    Lily
Geraldine Chaplin    Head Teacher

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Patrick Ness
based on the novel “A Monster Calls” by    Patrick Ness
Story from an original idea by    Siobhan Dowd
Producer    Belen Atienza
Executive Producer    Patrick Ness
Executive Producer    Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer    Bill Pohlad
Executive Producer    Jonathan King
Executive Producer    Mitch Horwitz
Executive Producer    Patrick Wachsberger
Executive Producer    Enrique Lopez Lavigne
Executive Producer    Ghislain Barrois
Executive Producer    Alvaro Augustin
Production Designer    Eugenio Caballero
Editor    Bernat Vilaplana
Editor    Jaume Marti
Composer    Fernando Velazquez
Director of Photography    Oscar Faura
Co-Producer    Sandra Hermida
Casting Director    Shaheen Baig
Sound Designer    Oriol Tarrago
Costume Designer    Steven Noble
Visual Effects Supervisor    Felix Berges
Special Effects Supervisor    Pau Costa
Special Make-up Effects    David Marti
Special Make-up Effects    Montse Ribe
First Assistant Director    Fernando Trullols
Key Second Assistant Director    Ruben Goldfarb
Key Second Assistant Director    Monica Sanches Zaragoza
Script Supervisor    Gloria Blanes
Second Unit Director    Eugenio Mira
Line Producer    Sandra Hermida
Unit Production Manager    Goyo Gamez
Set Decorator    Pilar Revuelta
Art Director    Didac Bono
Art Director    Jaime Anduiza
Set Designer    Florian Muller
Sound Mixer    Peter Glossop
Post-Production Supervisor    Jaume Marti
Post-Production Supervisor    Victor Marti
Visual Effects Producer    Laia Alomar
Additional Editor    Elena Ruiz
Additional Editor    Regino Hernandez
Re-recording Mixer    Marc Orts
Re-recording Mixer    Yasmina Praderas
Stunt Coordinator    Ian Van Temperley

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January 10th, 2017

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January 8th, 2017

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January 5th, 2017

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December 23rd, 2016

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A Monster Calls Trailer

October 17th, 2016

Fantasy adventure opens December 23 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/23 36 $30,909   4 $7,727   $30,909 1
2016/12/30 45 $21,067 -32% 4 $5,267   $72,618 2
2017/01/06 12 $2,080,051 +9,774% 1,523 $1,366   $2,171,543 3
2017/01/13 23 $537,262 -74% 1,513 $355   $3,360,890 4
2017/01/20 46 $20,183 -96% 42 $481   $3,730,982 5

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 - $14,974   4 $3,744   $14,974 1
2016/12/24 - $5,204 -65% 4 $1,301   $20,178 2
2016/12/25 - $10,731 +106% 4 $2,683   $30,909 3
2016/12/26 - $7,358 -31% 4 $1,840   $38,267 4
2016/12/27 - $4,859 -34% 4 $1,215   $43,126 5
2016/12/28 - $4,287 -12% 4 $1,072   $47,413 6
2016/12/29 - $4,138 -3% 4 $1,035   $51,551 7
2016/12/30 - $6,962 +68% 4 $1,741   $58,513 8
2016/12/31 - $5,553 -20% 4 $1,388   $64,066 9
2017/01/01 - $8,552 +54% 4 $2,138   $72,618 10
2017/01/02 - $8,991 +5% 4 $2,248   $81,609 11
2017/01/03 - $3,362 -63% 4 $841   $84,971 12
2017/01/04 - $3,820 +14% 4 $955   $88,791 13
2017/01/05 - $2,701 -29% 4 $675   $91,492 14
2017/01/06 12 $660,154 +24,341% 1,523 $433   $751,646 15
2017/01/07 13 $850,399 +29% 1,523 $558   $1,602,045 16
2017/01/08 13 $569,498 -33% 1,523 $374   $2,171,543 17
2017/01/09 14 $152,704 -73% 1,523 $100   $2,324,247 18
2017/01/10 14 $237,625 +56% 1,523 $156   $2,561,872 19
2017/01/11 14 $142,022 -40% 1,523 $93   $2,703,894 20
2017/01/12 15 $119,734 -16% 1,523 $79   $2,823,628 21
2017/01/13 - $119,174 n/c 1,513 $79   $2,942,802 22
2017/01/14 - $231,484 +94% 1,513 $153   $3,174,286 23
2017/01/15 - $186,604 -19% 1,513 $123   $3,360,890 24
2017/01/16 - $191,896 +3% 1,513 $127   $3,552,786 25
2017/01/17 - $68,636 -64% 1,513 $45   $3,621,422 26
2017/01/18 - $45,867 -33% 1,513 $30   $3,667,289 27
2017/01/19 - $43,510 -5% 1,513 $29   $3,710,799 28
2017/01/20 - $6,751 -84% 42 $161   $3,717,550 29
2017/01/21 - $7,781 +15% 42 $185   $3,725,331 30
2017/01/22 - $5,651 -27% 42 $135   $3,730,982 31
2017/01/23 - $1,703 -70% 42 $41   $3,732,685 32
2017/01/24 - $2,670 +57% 42 $64   $3,735,355 33
2017/01/25 - $2,064 -23% 42 $49   $3,737,419 34
2017/01/26 - $3,404 +65% 42 $81   $3,740,823 35

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/12/23 45 $51,551   4 $12,888   $51,551 1
2016/12/30 46 $39,941 -23% 4 $9,985   $91,492 2
2017/01/06 13 $2,732,136 +6,740% 1,523 $1,794   $2,823,628 3
2017/01/13 22 $887,171 -68% 1,513 $586   $3,710,799 4
2017/01/20 46 $30,024 -97% 42 $715   $3,740,823 5

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 7/21/2017 $337 6 56 175 $127,082 11/6/2017
Bulgaria 2/17/2017 $3,148 0 0 0 $5,654 3/2/2017
China 5/19/2017 $1,590,000 18859 18859 18859 $2,070,000 6/2/2017
Czech Republic 3/31/2017 $7,648 79 79 118 $16,018 4/14/2017
Italy 5/19/2017 $61,110 0 0 0 $61,110 5/26/2017
Lithuania 10/21/2016 $6,211 64 64 80 $11,387 11/15/2016
Mexico 1/20/2017 $513,910 0 0 0 $1,328,323 2/7/2017
Netherlands 2/2/2017 $38,177 40 40 80 $99,750 2/17/2017
Portugal 10/28/2016 $648 2 30 73 $33,699 12/1/2016
Russia (CIS) 2/3/2017 $374,498 763 763 1393 $569,728 2/15/2017
South Korea 8/3/2017 $0 0 349 583 $642,168 12/14/2017
Spain 10/7/2016 $4,155,842 639 643 4424 $28,167,833 2/24/2017
Turkey 11/11/2016 $5,456 23 23 23 $5,456 11/16/2016
United Kingdom 1/6/2017 $2,365,157 505 505 1009 $3,545,268 3/22/2017
 
Rest of World $5,997,767
 
International Total$42,681,243 12/14/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/2/2017825,017 25,017$449,305$449,3053
4/9/20171811,177-55% 36,194$200,739$650,0444
4/16/20172611,911+7% 48,105$213,922$863,9665

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/2/2017826,053 26,053$520,009$520,0093
4/9/2017188,697-67% 34,749$173,583$693,5924

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