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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $56,330,657Details
International Box Office $41,082,870Details
Worldwide Box Office $97,413,527
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$29,000,000
Domestic Releases: September 12th, 2003 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, and for language
Franchise: El Mariachi
Comparisons: vs. Exodus
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Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: Mexico

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 1,006 $50,097,000 Sep 26, 2003 20
Biggest Domestic September Weekend 33 $23,424,118 Sep 12, 2003 3
Biggest Domestic September Day 59 $9,459,000 Sep 12, 2003 1

Leading Cast

   El Mariachi
   Carolina
   CIA Agent Sands

Supporting Cast

Mickey Rourke    Billy
Eva Mendes    Special Agent Ajedrez
Danny Trejo    Cucuy
Enrique Iglesias    Lorenzo
Marco Leonardi    Fideo
Cheech Marin    Belini
Ruben Blades    Jorge, FBI
Willem Dafoe    Barillo
Gerardo vigil    Marquez
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.    President
Julio Oscar Mechoso    Advisor
Tito Larriva    Cab Driver
Miguel Couturier    Dr Guevera
Tony Valdes    Chicle Boy
Jose Luis Avendano    Alvaro
Rodolfo D'Alejandre    Omar
Natalia Torres    Mariachi's Girl
Steven Constancio    Right Hand
Troy Robinson    Romero
Ermahn Ospina    Qui-Que
Luz Maria Rojas    Pistolera
Mario Simon    Cook
Bernard Hacker    Blascoe
Cecilia Tijerina    Waitress
Carola Vazquez    Hospital Administrator
Rene Gatica    Chief Federale
Silvia Santoyo    Bachelorette
Juan Pablo Llaguno    Bull Fighter
Ignacio Torres    Teacher
Rogelio Gonzalez Grau    Manny
Jorge Becerril    Taco
Victor Carpinteiro    Left Nut
Dagoberto Gama    Que Pasa

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Robert Rodriguez    Screenwriter
Elizabeth Avellan    Producer
Carlos Gallardo    Producer
Robert Rodriguez    Producer
Robert Rodriguez    Production Designer
Robert Rodriguez    Editor
Robert Rodriguez    Composer
Robert Rodriguez    Cinematographer
Tony Mark    Co-Producer
Sue Jett    Co-Producer
Luz Maria Rojas    Co-Producer
Brian Bettwy    Assistant Director
Doug Aarniokoski    Second Unit Director
Tony Mark    Unit Production Manager
Melo Hinojosa    Art Director
Patrice Laure    Set Decorator
Eva Castro    Set Decorator
Graciela Mazon    Costume Designer
Ethan Maniquis    Associate Editor
Ed Novick    Sound Mixer
Sergio Reyes    Re-recording Mixer
Robert Rodriguez    Re-recording Mixer
Dean Beville    Supervising Sound Editor
John Dunn    Sound Effects Editor
Robert Rodriguez    Sound Effects Editor
Mike Chock    Sound Effects Editor
Dean Beville    Sound Designer
William Jacobs    Sound Designer
Charles Ewing Smith    Dialogue Editor
Val Kuklowsky    Dialogue Editor
Jay Duerr    Music Editor
Tim Rakoczy    Music Editor
Ermahn Ospina    Make up
Roxie Norman    Hairstylist
Gregory Nicotero    Special Make-up Effects
Jake Garber    Special Make-up Effects
Shannon Shea    Special Make-up Effects
George Oldziey    Music Producer
Mary Vernieu    Casting Director
Manuel Teil    Casting Director
Jeff Dashnaw    Stunt Coordinator
Troy Robinson    Stunt Coordinator
Norman Mora    Stunts
James Ryan    Stunts
Thomas Rosales, Jr.    Stunts
Ken Moreno    Stunts
Cheryl Bermeo    Stunts
Dana Stein    Stunts
Joe Bucaro    Stunts
Dino Frenkiel    Stunts
Tony Boggs    Stunts
Shawn Robinson    Stunts
Josh Kemble    Stunts
Tom Harper    Stunts
Gilbert Rosales    Stunts
Jimmy Ortega    Stunts
Gail Monian    Stunts
Toby Holguin    Stunts
Steve Picerni    Stunts
David Barrett    Stunts
Rex Reddick    Stunts
Khristian Lupo    Stunts

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2003/09/12 1 $23,424,118   3,282 $7,137   $23,424,118 1
2003/09/19 4 $11,007,367 -53% 3,289 $3,347   $40,951,922 2
2003/09/26 6 $5,004,233 -55% 2,922 $1,713   $48,967,404 3
2003/10/03 9 $2,626,304 -48% 2,097 $1,252   $53,068,097 4
2003/10/10 14 $1,065,247 -59% 1,131 $942   $55,010,855 5
2003/10/17 21 $275,780 -74% 288 $958   $55,677,591 6
2003/10/24 36 $85,053 -69% 114 $746   $55,845,943 7
2003/10/31 49 $48,382 -43% 69 $701   $55,924,230 8
2003/12/05 40 $60,021   124 $484   $56,228,670 13
2003/12/12 53 $35,997 -40% 94 $383   $56,292,921 14
2003/12/19 60 $19,096 -47% 56 $341   $56,330,657 15

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/09/12 1 $9,459,000   3,282 $2,882   $9,459,000 1
2003/09/13 1 $8,358,901 -12% 3,282 $2,547   $17,156,692 2
2003/09/14 1 $6,267,426 -25% 3,282 $1,910   $23,424,118 3
2003/09/15 1 $1,754,000 -72% 3,282 $534   $25,178,000 4
2003/09/16 1 $1,857,000 +6% 3,282 $566   $27,035,000 5
2003/09/17 1 $1,507,000 -19% 3,282 $459   $28,542,000 6
2003/09/18 1 $1,403,000 -7% 3,282 $427   $29,945,000 7
2003/09/19 6 $2,459,000 +75% 3,289 $748   $32,404,000 8
2003/09/20 4 $4,526,613 +84% 3,289 $1,376   $38,008,218 9
2003/09/21 3 $2,943,704 -35% 3,289 $895   $40,951,922 10
2003/09/22 3 $776,000 -74% 3,289 $236   $41,728,000 11
2003/09/23 2 $852,000 +10% 3,289 $259   $42,580,000 12
2003/09/24 3 $705,000 -17% 3,289 $214   $43,285,000 13
2003/09/25 3 $678,000 -4% 3,289 $206   $43,963,000 14
2003/09/26 6 $1,580,000 +133% 2,922 $541   $45,543,000 15
2003/09/27 6 $2,166,701 +37% 2,922 $742   $47,602,271 16
2003/09/28 6 $1,365,133 -37% 2,922 $467   $48,967,404 17
2003/09/29 5 $362,000 -73% 2,922 $124   $49,330,000 18
2003/09/30 5 $414,000 +14% 2,922 $142   $49,743,000 19
2003/10/01 5 $353,000 -15% 2,922 $121   $50,097,000 20
2003/10/02 5 $345,000 -2% 2,922 $118   $50,442,000 21
2003/10/03 9 $766,000 +122% 2,097 $365   $51,208,000 22
2003/10/04 10 $1,137,621 +49% 2,097 $542   $52,325,470 23
2003/10/05 9 $742,627 -35% 2,097 $354   $53,068,097 24
2003/10/06 9 $227,000 -69% 2,097 $108   $53,295,000 25
2003/10/07 8 $239,000 +5% 2,097 $114   $53,533,000 26
2003/10/08 8 $199,000 -17% 2,097 $95   $53,732,000 27
2003/10/09 8 $214,000 +8% 2,097 $102   $53,946,000 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2003/09/12 1 $29,944,555   3,282 $9,124   $29,944,555 1
2003/09/19 3 $14,018,616 -53% 3,289 $4,262   $43,963,171 2
2003/09/26 6 $6,478,622 -54% 2,922 $2,217   $50,441,793 3
2003/10/03 9 $3,503,815 -46% 2,097 $1,671   $53,945,608 4
2003/10/10 15 $1,456,203 -58% 1,131 $1,288   $55,401,811 5
2003/10/17 21 $359,079 -75% 288 $1,247   $55,760,890 6
2003/10/24 38 $114,958 -68% 114 $1,008   $55,875,848 7
2003/12/05 39 $88,275   124 $712   $56,256,924 13
2003/12/12 53 $54,637 -38% 94 $581   $56,311,561 14
2003/12/19 62 $19,096 -65% 56 $341   $56,330,657 15

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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