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A Monster Calls
Theatrical Performance (US$)
Australia Box Office $127,082Details
Worldwide Box Office $46,422,066Details
Home Market Performance
North America DVD Sales $1,578,982 Details
North America Blu-ray Sales $1,597,915 Details
Total North America Video Sales $3,176,897
Further financial details...

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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.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$43,000,000
Australia Releases: July 21st, 2017 (Wide)
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
Keywords: Cancer, Terminal Illness, Bullies, Dysfunctional Family, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
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

Home Market Releases for March 28th, 2017

March 29th, 2017


It’s a good week for Pick of the Week contenders, as there are seven such releases on this week’s list. Unfortunately, none of them really scream out as The Pick of the Week. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is by far the biggest, but it is only out on Video on Demand right now, while Hidden Figures is the best, but again, it is only on VOD this week. There are also a couple of busted Oscar-bait films, Archer: Season Seven is only getting a DVD release, while the previous seasons came out on Blu-ray. In the end, I went with Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVIII, partially to celebrate the return of the show. More...

Home Market Releases for March 14th, 2017

March 15th, 2017

The Love Witch

There are a few Oscar-nominated films on this week’s list. However, it was still hard to come up with a Pick of the Week release. Most of them were like Elle with great reviews and weak extras. The DVD for Drunk History: Season Four has more than two hours of extras, but I admit it is an acquired taste. Fortunately, we do have a clear winner: The Love Witch on Blu-ray. More...

Theater Averages: Worlds Starts Apart from the Competition with $16,353

January 18th, 2017

Worlds Apart

Despite earning 50% positive reviews, Worlds Apart topped the theater average chart with $16,353 in its one theater. The only other film in the $10,000 club was 20th Century Women, which spent its third week there with an average of $10,894 in 29 theaters. More...

Theater Averages: The New Year has a Patriotic Start

January 10th, 2017

Patriots Day

The theater average chart was dominated by holdovers, as is the norm this time of year. The top film was Patriots Day with an average of $14,972 in seven theaters. This bodes very well for its wide expansion next weekend. 20th Century Women is becoming a sleeper hit earning an average of $13,047 in ten theaters. This is one of those films that should be earning more Awards Season buzz, but I fear it has slipped between the cracks. Toni Erdmann and Paterson were neck-and-neck with averages of $10,472 and $10,205 respectively. More...

Weekend Estimates: Rogue One and Hidden Figures Tied at the Top

January 8th, 2017

Hidden Figures

With one day left in a topsy-turvy weekend, we have a virtual tie at the top of the box office chart, with both studios claiming a narrow win. Disney posted the highest projection this morning, saying they are expecting Rogue One to earn $21.972 million this weekend. Fox, meanwhile, is projecting $21.8 million for Hidden Figures, and thinks that the film’s lead of about $900,000 coming out of Saturday will be enough to hold on for a win. Sunday’s performance will be key, and there are a couple of factors that make the outcome genuinely uncertain… More...

Weekend Predictions: Underworld is a Serious Underdog

January 5th, 2017

Underworld: Blood Wars

It’s the first weekend of the year and there’s only one wide release, Underworld: Blood Wars, plus one wide expansion, Hidden Figures. (As expected, A Monster Calls is not expanding truly wide and it won’t grow enough to make the top ten. I don’t think it will top $3 million over the weekend.) None of these films are really going to challenge the top two holdovers, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Sing, although that pair should be in a close race for first place. This weekend last year was very similar to this weekend, with one new release, one wide expansion, and a Star Wars holdover on top. Unfortunately, this year is much weaker. 2017 is going to get off on a losing note. More...

2017 Preview: January

January 1st, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Theater Averages: Silence Speaks Volumes with an Average of $32,720

December 28th, 2016


Silence scored first place on the theater average chart earning an average of $32,720 in four theaters. Patriots Day was next with an average of $23,044 in seven theaters. Most impressively, Hidden Figures earned an average of $20,620 in 25 theaters, in just one day. The final film in the $10,000 club was the overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with an average of $15,404. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Which Releases will Make some Noise?

December 23rd, 2016


There are a number of limited releases coming out this week spread from Wednesday through Sunday. This includes several that are aiming for Awards Season glory: 20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Silence, and others. There might be too many great films on this week's list, which means some will not live up to their box office potential. More...

A Monster Calls Trailer

October 17th, 2016

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

Because some of our sources provide box office data in their local currency, while we use USD in the graph above and table below, exchange rate fluctuations can have effect on the data causing stronger increases or even decreases of the cumulative box office.

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/07/21 - $337   6 $56   $2,542 1
2017/07/28 17 $50,246 +14,810% 56 $897   $52,473 2
2017/08/04 21 $21,216 -58% 46 $461   $89,155 3
2017/08/11 - $9,615 -55% 16 $601   $104,458 4
2017/08/18 - $3,587 -63% 10 $359   $112,293 5
2017/08/25 - $2,376 -34% 9 $264   $115,436 6
2017/09/01 - $2,732 +15% 10 $273   $120,145 7
2017/09/15 - $1,096   9 $122   $123,602 9
2017/09/22 - $3,102 +183% 12 $259   $126,958 10
2017/11/03 - $818   1 $818   $127,082 16

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 1/27/2017 $65,358 0 0 0 $111,563 7/11/2018
Australia 7/21/2017 $337 6 56 175 $127,082 11/6/2017
Brazil 7/21/2018 $0 0 0 0 $96,026 6/26/2018
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
France 1/6/2017 $298,536 0 0 0 $469,618 6/26/2018
Germany 5/5/2017 $221,038 0 0 0 $465,300 6/29/2018
Italy 5/19/2017 $61,110 0 0 0 $61,110 5/26/2017
Japan 6/9/2017 $0 0 0 0 $340,582 7/5/2018
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
North America 12/23/2016 $30,909 4 1523 3086 $3,740,823 8/28/2017
Poland 12/30/2016 $9,991 0 0 0 $177,027 6/3/2018
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 $4,337,651
Worldwide Total$46,422,066 7/11/2018

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

Leading Cast

   The Monster

Supporting Cast

Sigourney Weaver    Grandma
Felicity Jones    Mum
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

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

Production and Technical Credits

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

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