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The Shape of Water (2017)

The Shape of Water
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $63,859,435Details
International Box Office $126,136,855Details
Worldwide Box Office $189,996,290
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $2,447,470 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $6,008,878 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $8,456,348
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,242 $63,859,435
All Time International Box Office (Rank 601-700) 666 $126,136,855
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 789 $189,996,290
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 336 $63,859,435
All Time International Box Office for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 126 $126,136,855
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 173 $189,996,290

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$19,500,000
Domestic Releases: December 1st, 2017 (Limited) by Fox Searchlight
December 22nd, 2017 (Expands Wide) by Fox Searchlight
International Releases: January 12th, 2018 (Wide), released as La Forma del Agua (Mexico)
January 19th, 2018 (Wide), released as The Shape Of Water (Australia)
January 19th, 2018 (Wide), released as Vandens forma (Lithuania)
January 19th, 2018 (Wide), released as Shape of Water, The (New Zealand)
January 19th, 2018 (Wide), released as ФОРМА ВОДЫ (Russia (CIS))
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Video Release: February 27th, 2018 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language.
(Rating bulletin 2473 (Cert #51030), 4/26/2017)
Running Time: 123 minutes
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Keywords: Romance, 1960s, Cold War, Space Program, Escape, Creature Features, Interspecies Romance, Retro Black and White, Dream Sequence, Voiceover/Narration, Oscars Best Picture Winner
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Double Dare You, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 52 $2,347,664 Mar 9, 2018 101
Fastest to $50m 1,481 $50,260,175 Feb 9, 2018 74
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 76 $3,177,255 Feb 9, 2018 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 57 $4,448,520 Feb 2, 2018 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 46 $5,922,553 Jan 26, 2018 59
Theater Average Opening Weekend 44 $83,282 Dec 1, 2017 3
Theater Average 56 $83,282 Dec 1, 2017 3
Top 2017 Theater Average 4 $83,282 Dec 1, 2017 3

Leading Cast

   Elisa Esposito
   Amphibian Man

Supporting Cast

Michael Shannon    Richard Strickland
Richard Jenkins    Giles
Michael Stuhlbarg    Dr. Robert Hoffstetler
Octavia Spencer    Zelda Fuller
David Hewlett    Fleming
Nick Searcy    General Hoyt
Stewart Arnott    Bernard
Nigel Bennett    Mihalkov
Lauren Lee Smith    Elaine Strickland
Martin Roach    Brewster Fuller
Allegra Fulton    Yolanda
John Kapelos    Mr. Arzoumanian
Morgan Kelly    Pie Guy
Dru Viergever    Military Policeman
Wendy Lyon    Sally (Secretary)
Cody Ray Thompson    Guard
Diego Fuentes    Worker
Madison Ferguson    Tammy Strickland
Jayden Greig    Timmy Strickland
Karen Glave    African American Wife
Danny Waugh    African American Husband
Dan Lett    Cadillac Salesman
Deney Forrest    Lou
Brandon McKnight    Duane
Clyde Whitham    Wet Cinema Patron
Jonelle Gunderson    Bus Passenger #1
Cameron Laurie    Bus Passenger #2
Evgeny Akimov    Russian Band Member
Sergei Nikonov    Russian Band Member
Vanessa Oude-Reimerink    Russian Band Member
Alexey Pankratov    Russian Band Member
Zabryna Guevara    Additional Voice
Jack Fox    Additional Voice
Maria del Mar    Additional Voice
Chris Marren    Additional Voice
Tim Campbell    Additional Voice
Maurice Dean Wint    Additional Voice
Lisa Norton    Additional Voice
Catherine Fitch    Additional Voice
Alison Brooks    Additional Voice
Jim Watson    Additional Voice
Sergey Volkov    Additional Voice

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Guillermo del Toro    Screenwriter
Vanessa Taylor    Screenwriter
Guillermo del Toro    Story by
Guillermo del Toro    Producer
J. Miles Dale    Producer
Dan Laustsen    Director of Photography
Paul Denham Austerberry    Production Designer
Sidney Wolinsky    Editor
Daniel Kraus    Associate Producer
Dennis Berardi    Visual Effects Supervisor
Alexandre Desplat    Composer
Luis Sequeira    Costume Designer
Robin D. Cook    Casting Director
J. Miles Dale    Unit Production Manager
Dennis Chapman    Production Manager
Pierre Henry    First Assistant Director
Tyler Delben    Second Assistant Director
Steve Lucescu    Stunt Coordinator
Chuck Ryant    Associate Producer
John O'Grady    Associate Producer
T.K. Knowles    Associate Producer
Nigel Churcher    Art Director
Shane Vieau    Set Decorator
Jeff Melvin*    Set Decorator
Dug Rotstein    Script Supervisor
Glen Gauthier    Sound Mixer
Douglas Wilkinson    Post-Production Supervisor
Cam McLauchlin    Associate Editor
Nathan Robitaille    Supervising Sound Editor
Christian Cooke    Re-recording Mixer
Brad Zoern    Re-recording Mixer
Suzanne Aplin    Costume Supervisor
Jordan Samuel    Make up
Patricia Keighran    Make up
Paula Fleet    Hairstylist
Rossana Vendramini    Hairstylist
Vince Nyuli    Location Manager
Warren Appleby    Special Effects Coordinator
Luke Groves    Visual Effects Producer
Kevin Scott    Animation Supervisor
Nelson Ferreira    Supervising Dialogue Editor
Kevin Howard    Sound Effects Editor
Tyler Whitham    Sound Effects Editor
Alex Bullick    Sound Effects Editor
Dashen Naidoo    Sound Effects Editor
Robert Hegedus    Music Editor
Kevin Banks    Sound Editor

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

International Box Office: Tomb Raider Steals Top Spot with $87.2 million

March 21st, 2018

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider roared into first place on the international chart earning $87.2 million on 33,290 screens in 65 markets for an early total of $105.2 million. The film’s biggest single market was China, where it opened in first place with $40.79 million on 15,640 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $41.26 million. The film’s second best opening was in the U.K. at $4.29 million in 585 theaters. The only other market where the film opened with more than $4 million was Russia with $4.11 million on 1,457 screens. The film debuted in first place in all three markets and is in a good position to break even early in its home market run. More...

International Box Office: Black Panther Final Earns Top Spot With $100.0 million

March 14th, 2018

Black Panther

For the first time, Black Panther earned first place on the international chart, adding $100.0 million in 57 markets to its totals, which now sit at $516,600,000 internationally and $1.078 billion worldwide. It became just the 33rd film to reach $1 billion worldwide and by Tuesday was in the top 20 of all time. Additionally, it is now in fifth place in the MCU and will be in a close fight for third place by the end of the weekend. I’m more bullish that I was last weekend, because the film was a hit in China earning $65.07 million. This is about on par with Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man: Homecoming, meaning the film is on pace to hit $1.3 billion worldwide More...

Theater Averages: Death Has Lively Opening with $46,201 Average

March 14th, 2018

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin earned first place on the theater average chart with an average of $46,201 in four theaters. Claire’s Camera was well back with $11,489 in its lone theater. Black Panther remained in the $10,000 club for the fourth weekend in a row with $10,354. More...

Home Market Releases for March 13th, 2018

March 14th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar week on the home market with several Oscar nominees and winners. Many of these films, like Call Me by Your Name and I, Tonya, are contenders for Pick of the Week. The actual winner of this title is The Shape of Water on Blu-ray Combo Pack or 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack. It’s not the biggest release on this week’s list, as that honor goes to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but that’s only coming out on Video on Demand. More...

Weekend Estimates: Black Panther Bests Wrinkle in Time, in Disney vs. Disney Battle

March 11th, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time got out the gate a little more slowly than hoped for this weekend, and Disney is projecting an opening weekend of $33.3 million, as of Sunday morning. That’s actually in line with our prediction on Thursday of just under $35 million, but well below what pre-release interest in the film would have made seem possible. That relatively subdued debut left the door open for Black Panther, which will pick up another $41.1 million this weekend to top the chart, and continues breaking records. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars: And the Winner is... The Shape of Water for Best Picture

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. We will announce the winners and have our reactions as they happen, while keeping track of how our readers did in predicting the outcomes. More...

Weekend Estimates: Black Panther Tops $500 Million in Third Weekend

March 4th, 2018

Black Panther

Black Panther will add another $65.7 million this weekend, according to Disney’s Sunday morning estimate. That’ll be the 3rd-best 3rd weekend in history, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar. It also will make Panther the 3rd-fastest movie to $500 million at the domestic box office, behind Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. It continues to track extremely closely to Jurassic World, which finished its domestic run with $652 million. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations: Final Look

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in Italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between. For example, I will be happy no matter who wins Best Supporting Actress. One last note: The contest is still going and the leading for Best Picture Switched from The Shape of Water to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to tied over the time I was writing this story. This is the closest I’ve ever seen it. Guessing the best picture correctly will go a long way to winning. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Picture

March 1st, 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. We end with the biggest award of the night: Best Picture. It is actually competitive this year with two films in a tight race, while there is a long shot with a shot. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Director

March 1st, 2018

The Shape of Water

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and who should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Director, which I think is a more competitive category than most people think it will be. More...

Theater Averages: New Releases Can’t Take Down Black Panther

February 27th, 2018

Black Panther

Black Panther was the only film in the $10,000 club this past weekend earning an average of $27,776 in just over 4,000 theaters. If the film earned this during its opening weekend, it would have been the best theater average for any film that has opened in 2018. Mary and the Witch’s Flower had a, well, complicated weekend. It was officially only playing in three theaters, but on Saturday, it had special screenings in over 400 theaters, earning nearly $200,000 in the process. In the three theaters where it had regular showings, it had a theater average of about $2,500. That’s good for a film that has been in theaters for six weeks. More...

Home Market Releases for February 27th, 2018

February 27th, 2018

Thor: Ragnarok

It is a great week on the home market with several Oscar contenders making their home market debuts. I put in review requests for several of them, but so far none have arrived. Coco is still a contender for Pick of the Week, but I’ve heard some backlash against the other two, so I want to wait to see for myself. In the end, I went with Thor: Ragnarok and Pick of the Week, even though the DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack don’t come out till next week. The screener arrived early and it is certainly the best Blu-ray on this week’s list. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 27th, 2018

Get Out

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try to figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two Screenwriting Categories, ending with with Best Original Screenplay. This category is actually competitive, which is the first time I’ve been able to say that so far this year. In fact, there are three nominees that have a reasonable shot at winning. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Lead Actress

February 22nd, 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try to figure out who the favorites are and who should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we have been looking at the four acting categories, ending with Best Lead Actress. In this category, there is an overwhelming favorite. ... Most of the categories we will talk about next week are much more competitive. More...

Theater Averages: Another Gold for Black Panther

February 21st, 2018

Black Panther

Black Panther not only earned the best theater average of the weekend, it earned the best theater average of the year so far with an average of $50,250. This tops the previous record of $47,167 set by The Post on the first weekend of the year. The previous best average for a film that opened in 2018 was $13,783, set by Padmaavat. The only other film in the $10,000 club this past weekend was The Party, which earned an average of $12,465 in three theaters. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actress

February 20th, 2018

I, Tonya

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and who should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we look at the four acting categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress. In this category, there is an overwhelming favorite. And here’s a spoiler for the rest of the week, every single acting category has an overwhelming favorite. More...

2017 Awards Season: BAFTA Winners

February 18th, 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The BAFTAs were handed out on Sunday night, with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri winning the most awards at five. This is not too surprising, as it was technically a British film, despite its setting, and that gave it a leg up on the competition. More...

Theater Averages: Exits is Golden with $11,719, Fifty Shades Freed Settles for Silver

February 13th, 2018

Golden Exits

Golden Exits earned first place with $11,719 in its lone theater. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Fifty Shades Freed with an average of $10,234. More...

2017 Awards Season: DGA Winners

February 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Directors Guild of America Awards were handed out this weekend and two of the three categories could be good omens come Oscar night. To be more accurate, it sets up an interesting two-way race on Oscar night. More...

Theater Averages: Padmaavat Spices Up the Theater Average Chart

January 31st, 2018

Padmaavat

Padmaavat was the only film to hit the $10,000 club earning an average of $13,179 in 324 theaters. More...

Weekend Estimates: Maze Runner Trilogy Ends with $23.5 Million Opening

January 28th, 2018

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

The delayed final film in the Maze Runner trilogy, The Death Cure, will open with $23.5 million, per Fox’s Sunday morning estimate. With another $82 million overseas so far, the film will have earned a little over $100 million by the end of the weekend, and its early international pace looks a little better than The Scorch Trials, which amassed $78 million over its first two weekends back in 2015. (Scorch Trials had a more staggered release, making a direct comparison difficult.) More...

Analysis: Does Having The Most Oscar Nominations Affect Box Office Performance?

January 25th, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

With so much attention paid to what wins the most noms I began to wonder, what effect do the hundreds of articles that on Tuesday carried the title “The Shape of Water gets the most Oscar nominations with 13” have on film’s performance this weekend? It has the most nominations right, so it must mean most people will go see it, right?

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2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations

January 23rd, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at just after 5 am Pacific time. They do this every year and no one has been able to adequately explain why to me. At least there were some interesting results this year. The Shape of Water led the way with 13 nominations, which is one below the current record and nearly as many as the next two films combined. Overall, there were seventeen films that earned two or more nominations. More...

Theater Averages Chart is Hostile Territory

January 23rd, 2018

Hostiles

No film reached the $10,000 club. In fact, Hostiles was the best film with an average of $6,666 in 49 theaters. Mary And The Witch’s Flower looks like it had a better weekend; however, its numbers are complicated. The film earned $1.17 million during its Thursday special showings in 573 theaters for an average of $2,037. Then it earned $330,000 in 161 theaters over the weekend in regular screenings for an average of $2,050. This shows that Anime fans are not numerous, but they are very eager for special screenings. More...

2017 Awards Season: PGA Winners

January 20th, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Producers Guild of America awards were handed out last night. There are only three theatrical awards, plus a special award previously announced, and none of the results were truly surprising. In fact, two of them were completely predictable. More...

Theater Averages: Phantom Hangs on by a Thread with $18,513

January 17th, 2018

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread was the only film in the $10,000 club this past weekend, earning an average of $18,513 in 62 theaters. More...

2017 Awards Season: DGA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

Get Out

Directors Guild of America is one of those awards groups that spread out their nominations, but the last of them were announced today. There are some pleasant surprises and what is possibly the biggest shock of Awards Season so far. The only film to earn two nominations was Get Out. More...

2017 Awards Season: BAFTA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

The Shape of Water

The BAFTA nominations were announced and this time The Shape of Water led the way with 12 nominations. The same films appear on many of the lists of nominees, but so far no one film has come to dominate the list. This makes it interesting, to say the least. There’s a good chance no one film will win the majority of prestige awards and that multiple films will have lots of reason to celebrate on February 18th when the awards are handed out. More...

Theater Averages: Post Haunts the Theater Average Chart

January 10th, 2018

The Post

None of the new releases reached the $10,000 club, which is not unexpected. The Post remained in first place earning an average of $47,167 in 36 theaters. This is an amazing omen for its upcoming wide expansion. Phantom Thread slipped to $40,040 in four theaters. There was a large gap to the third place film, Ex Files 3: Return of the Exes, which earned an average of $10,418 in 17 theaters, while I, Tonya was right behind with $10,107 in 242 theaters. The best new release of the week was actually the only wide release of the week, Insidious: The Last Key, with an average of $9,493. More...

2017 Awards Season: Golden Globes Winners

January 7th, 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Golden Globes winners were announced on Sunday and there were a few surprises worth talking about, starting at the top. I was not expecting Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to be the big winner of the night, but it was with four wins. Only two other movies, The Shape of Water and Lady Bird, won more than one award during the night. More...

2017 Awards Season: PGA Nominations

January 5th, 2018

Wonder Woman

The Producers Guild of America finally finished announcing their nominations. (They spread out their announcements for reasons I’ve never quite understood.) It is a strange year for the PGAs, as there was a tie resulting in 11 films being nominated for the top prize. More...

2017 Awards Season: WGA Nominations

January 4th, 2018

The Big Sick

The Writers Guild of America is the latest group to announce award nominees. There are a lot of categories that WGA hand out awards for, but only three of them are for theatrical releases. The list of nominees include several major Awards Season players, and not a lot of surprises. The Big Sick, Lady Bird, The Disaster Artist, Get Out, The Shape of Water… We've seen almost all of these films appear on lists of nominations before. More...

Theater Averages: 2017 Ends on a Lucky Note, with Seven Members of the $10,000 Club

January 3rd, 2018

The Post

The Post remained the top film on the theater average chart for the second weekend is a row, earning an average of $62,342 in nine theaters and has earned nearly $2 million at the box office. It wasn’t the only film in the $10,000 club; in fact, there were seven such films. Second place went to Phantom Thread, with an average of $54,124 in four theaters. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was the best of the wide releases earning an average of $13,294. I, Tonya earned an average of $12,461 in 49 theaters during its fourth weekend of release. The overall number one film, The Last Jedi, was right behind with $12,410. Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds earned an average of $11,370 in 17 theaters, while the final film in the $10,000 club was Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, which earned an average of $11,298 in four theaters. More...

Theater Averages: The Post Posts Top Marks with average of $58,446 / $84,673

December 27th, 2017

The Post

The Post dominated the Christmas weekend, earning an average of $58,446 in nine theaters, $84,673 if you include Christmas Day. The second best result of the four-day weekend was Phantom Thread, which earned an average of $31,818 in four theaters on Christmas Day alone. Last week’s winner, The Last Jedi, earned an average of $16,911 during its second weekend of release. The final two films in the $10,000 club were I, Tonya and Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds with averages of $11,169 and $10,914 respectively. More...

Theater Averages: Last Jedi Dethrones Beauty and the Beast $51,987 to $41,508

December 19th, 2017

The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi became the biggest wide release of the year on the theater average chart with $51,987, overtaking the previous leader, Beauty and the Beast, which had an opening weekend average of $41,508. Last week’s number one film, I, Tonya was pushed into second place with an average of $34,256 in five theaters. The film clearly has more room to grow. Call Me by Your Name was well behind with an average of $16,398 in 30 theaters. There were two more holdovers in the $10,000 club: The Shape of Water at $10,828 in 158 threatres and Darkest Hour at $10,090 in 84. More...

Weekend Estimates: Last Jedi Set for $220 Million Domestic Debut

December 17th, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will earn $220 million at the domestic box office this weekend, according to Disney’s Sunday morning estimate. After starting out with the second-biggest day of all time on Friday (a monstrous $104.787 million, including $45 million in Thursday previews), the film looks to be holding on well through the weekend. Saturday’s estimate is $64 million, off 39% from Friday, compared to The Force Awakens’ decline of 43% on its second day. Disney is projecting a decline of 20% on Sunday, while Awakens dropped 11%, which suggests caution on their part, and the possibility of a final opening weekend a little higher than their current projection. More...

2017 Awards Season: SAG Nominations

December 13th, 2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri picked up four nominations, which is extra impressive, as there are only six theatrical categories. More...

Theater Averages: Tonya Skates its Way to $66,039

December 12th, 2017

I, Tonya

There was another Oscar contender on top of the theater average chart this weekend, as I, Tonya earned an average of $66,039 in four theaters. Call Me by Your Name was the next best film with an average of $31,761 in nine theaters. The film isn’t expanding as fast as one would expect, given its theater average, but this could be because the studio doesn’t think it has mainstream appeal. The Shape of Water was close behind with an average of $27,843 in 41 theaters and it has already earned some measure of mainstream success. The final film in the $10,000 club was Darkest Hour with an average of $13,989 in 53 theaters. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2017

The Shape of Water

The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. Sort of. (WGA announced the nominations for TV, radio, etc., but not their theatrical nods.) It is still very early in the year, so it is hard to say if there are any real snubs, or if there are any real favorites. The Shape of Water led the way with seven nominations, while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were right behind with six a piece. More...

Weekend Estimates: Disaster Artist Hits, Just Getting Started Misses

December 10th, 2017

Coco

Coco remains the number one movie at the box office this weekend by a considerable margin, mainly due to a lack of serious competition from new releases. Disney’s animated adventure will gross about $18.3 million this weekend, for a domestic total of $135.5 million. The film will also pile up another $55.3 million internationally, taking its worldwide cume to $389.5 million. It still has some big openings to come, including Brazil, Korea, the UK, and Japan in January, so it has some way to go, although its progress will be eclipsed by The Last Jedi for the next few weeks. More...

Theater Averages: Awards Season is Shaping Up

December 6th, 2017

The Shape of Water

It was another stellar weekend at the box office, at least as far as the theater average chart was concerned. The Shape of Water earned an average of $83,282 in two theaters. This is the fourth best of the year so far. Call Me by Your Name was right behind with an average of $73,890 in four theaters. This is by far the best result of the year for a holdover, more than doubling Lady Bird’s sophomore stint. However, Lady Bird expanded its theater count during its second weekend of release, while Call Me by Your Name did not. The Disaster Artist was close behind with an average of $63,755 in 19 theaters. You could argue this was the best result of the week, because the film was playing in many more theaters than the two films above it. Wonder Wheel was well back with an average of $28,111 in five theaters. Normally this would be an amazing start, but this week it won’t make an impact and it could fade away by the end of the year. Finally, Darkest Hour was the final film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $27,093 in four theaters during its second weekend of release. More...

Weekend Estimates: Coco Wins, Limited Releases on Fire

December 3rd, 2017

Coco

The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually when the studios take a breather before the big Christmas season, and this year is no different, with no new wide releases, and relatively minor shuffles on screen use at the theaters. It’s therefore little surprise that Coco holds on at the top of the chart, and its strong reviews and season-friendly nature help it to extend its lead over Justice League. Coco is headed towards $26.114 million this weekend, according to Disney, for $109 million or so to date. That’s down 49% from last weekend. Justice League, meanwhile, drops a more troubling 60% to $16.58 million, for $197 million after three weekends.

More exciting action lies among the limited and expanding releases, however… More...

Friday Estimates: Coco Pulls In $6.28 million, but Disaster and Water Rule the Box Office

December 2nd, 2017

Coco

Coco beat expectations by a tiny margin on Friday, earning $6.28 million. This is 67% lower than its opening Friday, but its opening Friday was also a Holiday, so that’s to be expected. Look for $27 million over the full weekend, which is a little lower than Moana’s second weekend of release, but the gap between the two is closing. Given Coco’s reviews and its A+ from CinemaScore, it might start catching up by this time next week. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Avoid Disasters and See a Limited Release this Week

December 1st, 2017

The Shape of Water

It’s an incredibly busy week with about 30 films coming out. However, the vast majority of them have too few reviews to be worth talking about. In fact, there would have been more entries in the secondary VOD than the main list, except I bent the rules a little. There are still some releases that are certainly worth checking out, including The Disaster Artist, The Other Side of Hope, A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, and The Shape of Water. If I were to pick just one, it would easily be The Shape of Water. More...

2017 Preview: December

December 1st, 2017

The Last Jedi

The box office was mostly as expected during November. Granted, Thor: Ragnarok over-performed and Justice League underperformed, but overall there were no real surprises. This means the month started slow, but we got a couple of wins in the end and that bodes well going into the final month of the year. That said, December is a weird month. There are five weekends, but only seven films that I’m sure are opening truly wide. Additionally, five of those seven films are opening Christmas weekend. I’ve never seen a month this lop-sided. There are no real wide releases the first two weeks of the month, so we will likely start slow again, but when The Last Jedi debuts, we should see explosive growth at the box office. It will open with more than any film last December made and that should help 2017 cut into 2016’s lead. 2017 won’t be able to close the gap entirely, but the month could do well enough to cut 2016’s lead to under $250 million. That’s my goal. If that happens, I will be happy. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/12/01 20 $166,564   2 $83,282   $166,564 1
2017/12/08 13 $1,141,546 +585% 41 $27,843   $1,372,554 2
2017/12/15 12 $1,710,811 +50% 158 $10,828   $3,593,375 3
2017/12/22 10 $3,000,490 +75% 726 $4,133   $7,566,155 4
2017/12/29 11 $3,530,022 +18% 756 $4,669   $15,670,177 5
2018/01/05 11 $3,139,084 -11% 804 $3,904   $21,692,548 6
2018/01/12 15 $2,835,459 -10% 723 $3,922   $26,557,351 7
2018/01/19 16 $2,186,311 -23% 853 $2,563   $30,195,358 8
2018/01/26 8 $5,922,553 +171% 1,854 $3,194   $37,901,298 9
2018/02/02 9 $4,448,520 -25% 2,341 $1,900   $44,728,570 10
2018/02/09 9 $3,177,255 -29% 1,780 $1,785   $49,942,946 11
2018/02/16 12 $1,660,921 -48% 957 $1,736   $53,239,635 12
2018/02/23 12 $1,311,276 -21% 721 $1,819   $55,497,120 13
2018/03/02 11 $1,479,352 +13% 832 $1,778   $57,609,421 14
2018/03/09 12 $2,347,664 +59% 1,552 $1,513   $61,085,147 15
2018/03/16 16 $793,617 -66% 758 $1,047   $62,826,599 16
2018/03/23 24 $261,997 -67% 247 $1,061   $63,434,497 17
2018/03/30 27 $95,774 -63% 113 $848   $63,644,828 18
2018/04/06 38 $53,458 -44% 80 $668   $63,752,486 19
2018/04/13 42 $34,293 -36% 48 $714   $63,814,637 20
2018/04/20 59 $13,867 -60% 30 $462   $63,842,519 21
2018/04/27 76 $3,689 -73% 30 $123   $63,856,674 22

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/12/01 - $55,468   2 $27,734   $55,468 1
2017/12/02 - $58,788 +6% 2 $29,394   $114,256 2
2017/12/03 - $52,308 -11% 2 $26,154   $166,564 3
2017/12/04 - $16,090 -69% 2 $8,045   $182,654 4
2017/12/05 - $16,808 +4% 2 $8,404   $199,462 5
2017/12/06 - $17,404 +4% 2 $8,702   $216,866 6
2017/12/07 - $14,142 -19% 2 $7,071   $231,008 7
2017/12/08 13 $402,848 +2,749% 41 $9,826   $633,856 8
2017/12/09 13 $413,387 +3% 41 $10,083   $1,047,243 9
2017/12/10 13 $325,311 -21% 41 $7,934   $1,372,554 10
2017/12/11 13 $126,981 -61% 41 $3,097   $1,499,535 11
2017/12/12 13 $147,500 +16% 41 $3,598   $1,647,035 12
2017/12/13 13 $132,959 -10% 41 $3,243   $1,779,994 13
2017/12/14 13 $102,570 -23% 41 $2,502   $1,882,564 14
2017/12/15 11 $491,496 +379% 158 $3,111   $2,374,060 15
2017/12/16 13 $673,690 +37% 158 $4,264   $3,047,750 16
2017/12/17 12 $545,625 -19% 158 $3,453   $3,593,375 17
2017/12/18 12 $247,246 -55% 158 $1,565   $3,840,621 18
2017/12/19 13 $273,569 +11% 158 $1,731   $4,114,190 19
2017/12/20 14 $238,223 -13% 158 $1,508   $4,352,413 20
2017/12/21 14 $213,252 -10% 158 $1,350   $4,565,665 21
2017/12/22 10 $1,157,571 +443% 726 $1,594   $5,723,236 22
2017/12/23 10 $1,116,320 -4% 726 $1,538   $6,839,556 23
2017/12/24 10 $726,599 -35% 726 $1,001   $7,566,155 24
2017/12/25 11 $1,419,891 +95% 730 $1,945   $8,986,046 25
2017/12/26 11 $1,140,599 -20% 730 $1,562   $10,126,645 26
2017/12/27 11 $1,013,193 -11% 730 $1,388   $11,139,838 27
2017/12/28 11 $1,000,317 -1% 730 $1,370   $12,140,155 28
2017/12/29 12 $1,177,068 +18% 756 $1,557   $13,317,223 29
2017/12/30 11 $1,356,747 +15% 756 $1,795   $14,673,970 30
2017/12/31 11 $996,207 -27% 756 $1,318   $15,670,177 31
2018/01/01 10 $1,193,283 +20% 756 $1,578   $16,863,460 32
2018/01/02 12 $662,921 -44% 756 $877   $17,526,381 33
2018/01/03 10 $558,932 -16% 756 $739   $18,085,313 34
2018/01/04 10 $468,151 -16% 756 $619   $18,553,464 35
2018/01/05 11 $844,339 +80% 804 $1,050   $19,397,803 36
2018/01/06 11 $1,352,904 +60% 804 $1,683   $20,750,707 37
2018/01/07 11 $941,841 -30% 804 $1,171   $21,692,548 38
2018/01/08 10 $451,108 -52% 804 $561   $22,143,656 39
2018/01/09 8 $609,545 +35% 804 $758   $22,753,201 40
2018/01/10 8 $521,946 -14% 804 $649   $23,275,147 41
2018/01/11 8 $446,745 -14% 804 $556   $23,721,892 42
2018/01/12 13 $741,469 +66% 723 $1,026   $24,463,361 43
2018/01/13 15 $1,118,554 +51% 723 $1,547   $25,581,915 44
2018/01/14 15 $975,436 -13% 723 $1,349   $26,557,351 45
2018/01/15 15 $616,408 -37% 723 $853   $27,173,759 46
2018/01/16 13 $308,726 -50% 723 $427   $27,482,485 47
2018/01/17 13 $266,804 -14% 723 $369   $27,749,289 48
2018/01/18 13 $259,758 -3% 723 $359   $28,009,047 49
2018/01/19 - $617,104 +138% 853 $723   $28,626,151 50
2018/01/20 - $970,085 +57% 853 $1,137   $29,596,236 51
2018/01/21 - $599,122 -38% 853 $702   $30,195,358 52
2018/01/22 - $245,846 -59% 853 $288   $30,441,204 53
2018/01/23 10 $502,702 +104% 853 $589   $30,943,906 54
2018/01/24 6 $536,079 +7% 853 $628   $31,479,985 55
2018/01/25 8 $498,760 -7% 853 $585   $31,978,745 56
2018/01/26 8 $1,598,307 +220% 1,854 $862   $33,577,052 57
2018/01/27 9 $2,516,840 +57% 1,854 $1,358   $36,093,892 58
2018/01/28 9 $1,807,406 -28% 1,854 $975   $37,901,298 59
2018/01/29 8 $564,228 -69% 1,854 $304   $38,465,526 60
2018/01/30 8 $716,126 +27% 1,854 $386   $39,181,652 61
2018/01/31 8 $563,369 -21% 1,854 $304   $39,745,021 62
2018/02/01 8 $535,029 -5% 1,854 $289   $40,280,050 63
2018/02/02 9 $1,321,550 +147% 2,341 $565   $41,601,600 64
2018/02/03 9 $2,236,488 +69% 2,341 $955   $43,838,088 65
2018/02/04 5 $890,482 -60% 2,341 $380   $44,728,570 66
2018/02/05 9 $448,287 -50% 2,341 $191   $45,176,857 67
2018/02/06 7 $661,561 +48% 2,341 $283   $45,838,418 68
2018/02/07 7 $475,694 -28% 2,341 $203   $46,314,112 69
2018/02/08 7 $451,579 -5% 2,341 $193   $46,765,691 70
2018/02/09 9 $780,995 +73% 1,780 $439   $47,546,686 71
2018/02/10 9 $1,420,773 +82% 1,780 $798   $48,967,459 72
2018/02/11 9 $975,487 -31% 1,780 $548   $49,942,946 73
2018/02/12 9 $317,229 -67% 1,780 $178   $50,260,175 74
2018/02/13 10 $402,193 +27% 1,780 $226   $50,662,368 75
2018/02/14 9 $655,864 +63% 1,780 $368   $51,318,232 76
2018/02/15 10 $260,482 -60% 1,780 $146   $51,578,714 77
2018/02/16 12 $387,697 +49% 957 $405   $51,966,411 78
2018/02/17 12 $690,274 +78% 957 $721   $52,656,685 79
2018/02/18 11 $582,950 -16% 957 $609   $53,239,635 80
2018/02/19 11 $394,131 -32% 957 $412   $53,633,766 81
2018/02/20 13 $207,809 -47% 957 $217   $53,841,575 82
2018/02/21 11 $175,917 -15% 957 $184   $54,017,492 83
2018/02/22 9 $168,352 -4% 957 $176   $54,185,844 84
2018/02/23 12 $306,973 +82% 721 $426   $54,492,817 85
2018/02/24 12 $634,889 +107% 721 $881   $55,127,706 86
2018/02/25 12 $369,414 -42% 721 $512   $55,497,120 87
2018/02/26 10 $153,160 -59% 721 $212   $55,650,280 88
2018/02/27 12 $164,477 +7% 721 $228   $55,814,757 89
2018/02/28 9 $160,987 -2% 721 $223   $55,975,744 90
2018/03/01 9 $154,325 -4% 721 $214   $56,130,069 91
2018/03/02 12 $344,061 +123% 832 $414   $56,474,130 92
2018/03/03 10 $779,702 +127% 832 $937   $57,253,832 93
2018/03/04 12 $355,589 -54% 832 $427   $57,609,421 94
2018/03/05 9 $286,558 -19% 832 $344   $57,895,979 95
2018/03/06 9 $331,404 +16% 832 $398   $58,227,383 96
2018/03/07 9 $270,735 -18% 832 $325   $58,498,118 97
2018/03/08 10 $239,365 -12% 832 $288   $58,737,483 98
2018/03/09 12 $631,611 +164% 1,552 $407   $59,369,094 99
2018/03/10 11 $1,074,027 +70% 1,552 $692   $60,443,121 100
2018/03/11 12 $642,026 -40% 1,552 $414   $61,085,147 101
2018/03/12 12 $241,932 -62% 1,552 $156   $61,327,079 102
2018/03/13 12 $304,650 +26% 1,552 $196   $61,631,729 103
2018/03/14 13 $224,062 -26% 1,552 $144   $61,855,791 104
2018/03/15 13 $177,191 -21% 1,552 $114   $62,032,982 105
2018/03/16 - $228,454 +29% 758 $301   $62,261,436 106
2018/03/17 - $341,740 +50% 758 $451   $62,603,176 107
2018/03/18 - $223,423 -35% 758 $295   $62,826,599 108
2018/03/19 - $80,157 -64% 758 $106   $62,906,756 109
2018/03/20 - $106,158 +32% 758 $140   $63,012,914 110
2018/03/21 - $82,328 -22% 758 $109   $63,095,242 111
2018/03/22 - $77,258 -6% 758 $102   $63,172,500 112
2018/03/23 - $70,796 -8% 247 $287   $63,243,296 113
2018/03/24 - $119,043 +68% 247 $482   $63,362,339 114
2018/03/25 - $72,158 -39% 247 $292   $63,434,497 115
2018/03/26 - $28,350 -61% 247 $115   $63,462,847 116
2018/03/27 - $35,664 +26% 247 $144   $63,498,511 117
2018/03/28 - $25,829 -28% 247 $105   $63,524,340 118
2018/03/29 - $24,714 -4% 247 $100   $63,549,054 119
2018/03/30 - $31,322 +27% 113 $277   $63,580,376 120
2018/03/31 - $35,997 +15% 113 $319   $63,616,373 121
2018/04/01 - $28,455 -21% 113 $252   $63,644,828 122
2018/04/02 - $13,498 -53% 113 $119   $63,658,326 123
2018/04/03 - $14,114 +5% 113 $125   $63,672,440 124
2018/04/04 - $14,327 +2% 113 $127   $63,686,767 125
2018/04/05 - $12,261 -14% 113 $109   $63,699,028 126

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/12/01 20 $231,008   2 $115,504   $231,008 1
2017/12/08 13 $1,651,556 +615% 41 $40,282   $1,882,564 2
2017/12/15 14 $2,683,101 +62% 158 $16,982   $4,565,665 3
2017/12/22 10 $7,574,490 +182% 730 $10,376   $12,140,155 4
2017/12/29 11 $6,413,309 -15% 756 $8,483   $18,553,464 5
2018/01/05 11 $5,168,428 -19% 804 $6,428   $23,721,892 6
2018/01/12 15 $4,287,155 -17% 723 $5,930   $28,009,047 7
2018/01/19 15 $3,969,698 -7% 853 $4,654   $31,978,745 8
2018/01/26 8 $8,301,305 +109% 1,854 $4,478   $40,280,050 9
2018/02/02 8 $6,485,641 -22% 2,341 $2,770   $46,765,691 10
2018/02/09 9 $4,813,023 -26% 1,780 $2,704   $51,578,714 11
2018/02/16 12 $2,607,130 -46% 957 $2,724   $54,185,844 12
2018/02/23 12 $1,944,225 -25% 721 $2,697   $56,130,069 13
2018/03/02 10 $2,607,414 +34% 832 $3,134   $58,737,483 14
2018/03/09 12 $3,295,499 +26% 1,552 $2,123   $62,032,982 15
2018/03/16 16 $1,139,518 -65% 758 $1,503   $63,172,500 16
2018/03/23 25 $376,554 -67% 247 $1,525   $63,549,054 17
2018/03/30 27 $149,974 -60% 113 $1,327   $63,699,028 18
2018/04/06 37 $81,316 -46% 80 $1,016   $63,780,344 19
2018/04/13 43 $48,308 -41% 48 $1,006   $63,828,652 20
2018/04/20 55 $24,333 -50% 48 $507   $63,852,985 21
2018/04/27 77 $6,450 -73% 12 $538   $63,859,435 22

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 2/23/2018 $346,000 0 0 0 $1,571,776 6/18/2018
Australia 1/19/2018 $424,494 66 212 1350 $3,844,469 6/18/2018
Brazil 2/2/2018 $881,000 0 0 0 $4,747,132 6/18/2018
Bulgaria 3/9/2018 $14,682 0 0 0 $45,984 4/11/2018
Central America 2/2/2018 $234,000 0 0 0 $234,000 2/5/2018
Chile 2/2/2018 $237,000 0 0 0 $237,000 2/5/2018
China 3/16/2018 $10,660,000 52133 52133 63547 $16,350,000 5/17/2018
Czech Republic 2/16/2018 $62,724 107 107 232 $214,880 3/19/2018
Denmark 2/23/2018 $253,000 0 0 0 $253,000 2/26/2018
France 2/23/2018 $2,100,000 0 0 0 $11,343,959 6/18/2018
Germany 2/16/2018 $1,000,000 0 0 0 $4,997,867 6/18/2018
Hong Kong 2/2/2018 $231,000 0 0 0 $993,605 6/14/2018
India 2/16/2018 $0 0 0 0 $377,861 6/18/2018
Italy 2/14/2018 $2,046,321 0 0 0 $10,719,330 6/18/2018
Japan 3/2/2018 $1,600,000 0 0 0 $8,309,477 6/18/2018
Lithuania 1/19/2018 $24,895 75 75 227 $122,882 3/27/2018
Mexico 1/12/2018 $3,277,088 1342 1342 1342 $14,710,108 6/18/2018
Netherlands 2/16/2018 $317,103 70 102 818 $2,167,465 6/18/2018
New Zealand 1/19/2018 $88,810 42 57 452 $573,874 4/23/2018
Poland 2/16/2018 $220,761 0 0 0 $969,250 6/18/2018
Portugal 2/2/2018 $185,644 51 51 338 $906,629 4/18/2018
Russia (CIS) 1/19/2018 $901,207 544 544 1533 $2,463,992 6/18/2018
Slovakia 2/16/2018 $27,798 57 57 105 $67,431 3/13/2018
South Korea 2/22/2018 $8,925 5 404 1342 $3,775,486 6/25/2018
Spain 2/16/2018 $2,103,030 294 391 2671 $11,769,266 6/18/2018
Taiwan 2/15/2018 $0 0 0 0 $946,505 6/18/2018
Turkey 2/16/2018 $73,470 75 75 283 $303,303 6/7/2018
United Arab Emirates 3/9/2018 $261,017 0 0 0 $261,017 3/12/2018
United Kingdom 2/16/2018 $3,466,222 480 533 2398 $10,484,154 6/18/2018
 
Rest of World $12,375,153
 
International Total$126,136,855 6/25/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/18/2018578,389 78,389$1,172,699$1,172,6993
3/25/2018832,176-59% 110,565$481,353$1,654,0524
4/1/20182017,632-45% 128,197$263,775$1,917,8275
4/8/20182012,950-27% 141,147$193,602$2,111,4306
4/29/2018268,247 163,868$119,582$2,447,4709

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/18/20185198,130 198,130$3,954,684$3,954,6843
3/25/2018839,701-80% 237,832$792,436$4,747,1204
4/1/20181121,522-46% 259,354$429,586$5,176,7065
4/8/20181014,030-35% 273,383$280,039$5,456,7456
4/15/2018178,237-41% 281,620$164,159$5,620,9047
4/22/2018187,902-4% 289,522$156,864$5,777,7688

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