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Open Water (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $30,500,882Details
International Box Office $25,017,759Details
Worldwide Box Office $55,518,641
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$500,000
Domestic Releases: August 6th, 2004 (Wide) by Lionsgate
MPAA Rating: R for language and some nudity
Franchise: Open Water
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Keywords: Isolation Horror
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2004 Theater Average 30 $23,424 Aug 6, 2004 3


Blanchard Ryan   
Daniel Travis   

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Production and Technical Credits

Laura Lau    Producer
Chris Kentis    Producer
Chris Kentis    Screenwriter
Chris Kentis    Editor
Graeme Revell    Composer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 5th, 2010

October 5th, 2010

One of the busiest weeks on the DVD / Blu-ray release report; in fact, I set a record for most reviews in a single week. With so much competition, one might think it would be tough picking the Pick of the Week, but that was not the case, as Beauty and the Beast - Blu-ray / DVD Combo walked away with that distinction. The only other release that really came close to it was Phineas and Ferb: A Very Perry Christmas, while there are about a dozen or so other releases worth picking up on this week's list. More...

War Ends World Tour with a Blast

September 4th, 2005

War of the Worlds opened in its last international market over the weekend making $3.0 million on 583 screens in China. That's about 10% more money that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith earned, but War of the Worlds needed nearly double the number of screens. Overall the film added $4.5 million to its $345 million international total, easily the second best of the year so far. More...

Twelve Tops the Best of the Rest

February 27th, 2005

Ocean's Twelve may have dropped out of the top five, but it is still going strong with $4.5 million on 1400 screens in 35 markets for an international box office of $225.8 million so far. No new openings means the heist film had to rely on holdovers likes its $2.5 million during its third weekend in the U.K. and $1.4 million during its fifth week of release in Japan, finishing second in both those markets. More...

DVD Releases for December 28, 2004

December 27th, 2004

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. The week after Christmas is usually a real letdown when it comes to quality for two reasons, firstly, it's the week after the biggest gift giving season of the year and if the studio had any real confidence in the film they would have released it last week. And secondly, its just over four months after the worst time and just over four months is the average time between theatrical release and DVD release. So it comes as a real surprise that Garden State - Buy from Amazon, one of the biggest pleasant surprises of the year is being released this week. More...

Sharks Sink but Still Stay on Top

October 27th, 2004

Despite a 45% drop in its weekend haul, Shark Tale was able easily able to earn it third first place finish on the international charts. Still early in its run, the film took home $16.2 million in 4,368 theatres in 24 markets pushing its total to $80.3 million internationally. Without any openings the film relied on strong holdovers like in the U.K. where it drop 39%, in France it was off 32% and 35% in Germany. More...

Sharks do a Double-Take

October 20th, 2004

Thanks to mostly unopposed openings several more markets, Shark Tale was able to repeat as the international box office champ this week. Not only that, but its $29.6 million more than doubled its international tally prior to the start of the weekend as the film now sits at $56.2 million. The best opening of the weekend, and most likely of its international run, was in the U.K. where the film managed to take in $9.1 million, ($13.6 million if you include last week's previews.) In France the result was strong with $4.2 million but in the face of local competition, it could only manage $3.4 million in Germany. More...

Spider Swings into Italy but Can't Top Village

September 21st, 2004

The Village once again top took spot on the international scene, but by a very narrow margin. Still being plagued by sharp drop-offs, the film earned $11.2 million on 3,500 screens in 34 markets. So far the film has taken it $117 million internationally, higher than its $113 million it earned domestically. Although, it is much lower than M. Night Shyamalan's previous movie Signs. More...

Village's Population Grows

September 14th, 2004

The Village again was the weekend champ in the international box office with $15.3 million on nearly 3,500 screens in 31 markets. Highlights for the weekend include and impressive debut in Germany at $5.5 million and a less spectacular $3.1 million in Japan. The film also suffered a 55% drop-off in its second weekend in Australia while it held up much better in Brazil. So far the film has earned $63.2 million internationally and is well on its way to matching its $112 million domestic total. More...

Exorcist has a Scary Start

August 23rd, 2004

It was a very strange weekend; going in no movie was the obvious choice for number one and most analysts were predicting that most of new films would flop. I went one step further and predicted that all of them would flop. In the end, the new movies did better, on average, while the holdovers held up about as well as expected. This helped avoid a complete collapse at the box office, but it was still down 14.1% from last weekend. However, it was up 17.1% from last year, ending a mini-streak of year-to-year drops. That help 2004 from slipping any further in the year-to-date comparison, which 2004 currently leads 2003 $6.201 billion to $5.935 billion, or 4.48%. More...

It's Going to be One of Those Weekends

August 20th, 2004

Like last weekend, all three movies opening wide this weekend are receiving less than stellar reviews. But unlike last weekend, there's no built in audiences for most of these movies, so look for a sharp drop at the box office. On the plus side, there should be quite a battle for top spot with five films within striking distance of each other. More...

Water Repeats Ahead of Massive Expansion

August 18th, 2004

Just a week ahead of expanding into more than 2000 theatre, Open Water repeated on top of the per theatre charts. However, it's average of $16,268 was 30% lower that last weekend, which makes repeating The Blair Witch Project's success unlikely, as that film saw its per theatre figure grow during its second weekend. The only other films to top $10,000 per theatre was We Don't Live Here Anymore with $14,471 and overall box office leader Alien Vs. Predator with $11,279 per theatre. More...

Water has Wonderful Opening

August 11th, 2004

Open Water had the kind of opening most limited release film can only dream of. $1.1 million dollars is just 47 theatres for an average of $23,424. How well it can hold up as the film expands is the real test for this film. Coming in second place was Outfoxed - Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism with $15,611 average in 5 theatres. This is even more impressive when you realize the film has already been released on DVD. Last week's winner, Garden State, dropped to third place with an average of $14,617, which is a drop of just 35% despite nearly quadrupling its theatre count. Big things are in store for this film. More...

Limited Releases are Keeping it Real

August 6th, 2004

Big week for limited releases with more than half-a-dozen movies opening in limited release. Not only that, but two of these wide releases are opening in more than two dozen theatres, which is quite large openings for limited releases. By some strange coincidence, four of the movies are based on real life events with a fifth film being a documentary. More...

Movie Websites Launches for July 30 - August 5

August 5th, 2004

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 the winner for the week, Saints and Soldiers. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/08/06 16 $1,100,943   47 $23,424   $1,100,943 1
2004/08/13 17 $894,747 -19% 55 $16,268   $2,527,632 2
2004/08/20 5 $11,413,017 +1,176% 2,709 $4,213   $14,493,924 3
2004/08/27 8 $4,759,727 -58% 2,709 $1,757   $23,261,943 4
2004/09/03 15 $2,485,983 -48% 1,929 $1,289   $27,563,680 5
2004/09/10 19 $822,497 -67% 1,007 $817   $29,632,780 6
2004/09/17 30 $236,019 -71% 294 $803   $30,168,753 7
2004/09/24 41 $96,458 -59% 188 $513   $30,347,284 8
2004/10/01 34 $107,591 +12% 198 $543   $30,500,882 9

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/08/20 5 $3,900,000   2,709 $1,440   $6,900,000 15
2004/08/21 6 $4,452,000 +14% 2,709 $1,643   $11,418,000 16
2004/08/22 5 $3,076,000 -31% 2,709 $1,135   $14,493,924 17
2004/08/23 5 $1,128,000 -63% 2,709 $416   $15,622,000 18
2004/08/24 6 $1,053,000 -7% 2,709 $389   $16,674,000 19
2004/08/25 6 $888,000 -16% 2,709 $328   $17,562,000 20
2004/08/26 6 $839,000 -6% 2,709 $310   $18,502,000 21
2004/08/27 7 $1,500,000 +79% 2,709 $554   $20,002,000 22
2004/08/28 9 $1,971,000 +31% 2,709 $728   $21,863,000 23
2004/08/29 8 $1,400,000 -29% 2,709 $517   $23,261,943 24
2004/08/30 7 $500,000 -64% 2,709 $185   $23,762,000 25
2004/08/31 7 $454,000 -9% 2,709 $168   $24,216,000 26
2004/09/01 10 $389,000 -14% 2,709 $144   $24,605,000 27
2004/09/02 9 $387,000 -1% 2,709 $143   $25,078,000 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2004/08/06 16 $1,632,885   47 $34,742   $1,632,885 1
2004/08/13 17 $1,448,022 -11% 55 $26,328   $3,080,907 2
2004/08/20 5 $15,421,309 +965% 2,709 $5,693   $18,502,216 3
2004/08/27 8 $6,575,481 -57% 2,709 $2,427   $25,077,697 4
2004/09/03 14 $3,732,586 -43% 1,929 $1,935   $28,810,283 5
2004/09/10 18 $1,122,451 -70% 1,007 $1,115   $29,932,734 6
2004/09/17 30 $318,092 -72% 294 $1,082   $30,250,826 7
2004/09/24 41 $142,465 -55% 188 $758   $30,393,291 8
2004/10/01 37 $107,591 -24% 198 $543   $30,500,882 9

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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