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Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $34,020,814Details
International Box Office $28,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $62,020,814
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $31,556,968 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $31,556,968
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$33,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 18th, 2006 (Wide) by New Line
Video Release: January 2nd, 2007 by New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for language, a scene of sexuality and drug use, and intense sequences of terror and violence
Running Time: 106 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Abduction
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Keywords: Animals Gone Bad, Hitmen, In a Plane
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Mutual Film Company
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Lowest No. 1 Domestic 78 $15,206,301 Aug 18, 2006 3

Leading Cast

   Neville Flynn

Supporting Cast

Julianna Margulies    Claire Miller
Nathan Phillips    Sean Jones
Bobby Cannavale    Hank Harris
Flex Alexander    Three G's
Todd Louiso    Dr. Steven Price
Sunny Mabrey    Tiffany
Kenan Thompson    Troy
Rachel Blanchard    Mercedes
Lin Shaye    Grace
David Koechner    Rick
Elsa Pataky    Maria
Keith Dallas    Big LeRoy
Bruce James    Ken
Casey Dubois    Curtis
Daniel Hogarth    Tommy
Gerard Plunkett    Paul
Terry Chen    Chen Leong
Emily Holmes    Ashley
Tygh Runyan    Tyler
Mark Houghton    John Sanders
Tom Butler    Captain Sam McKeon
Kendall Cross    Driver
Kevin McNulty    Emmett Bradley
Samantha McLeod    Kelly
Taylor Kitsch    Kyle
Ann Warn Pegg    Mrs. Bova
Byron Lawson    Eddie Kim
Darren Moore    Kraitler
Scott Nicholson    Daniel Hayes
Candice Macalino    Flower Girl
Crystal Lowe    Autograph Girl
Agam Darshi    Dell Girl
Lisa Marie Caruk    Ken's Girlfriend
Jack Di Blasio    Kid Fan
Darryl Quon    Man in Suit
David Neale    Navy Dad
Mi-Jung Lee    News Anchor
Kyle Alisharan    Airport Worker
Christopher Bachmann Taloa    Lei Guy
Drew Wicks    Passenger

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

Production and Technical Credits

John Heffernan    Screenwriter
Sebastian Gutierrez    Screenwriter
David Dalessandro    Story Creator
John Heffernan    Story Creator
Gary Levinsohn    Producer
Don Granger    Producer
Craig Berenson    Producer
Justis Greene    Executive Producer
Sandra Rabins    Executive Producer
Penney Finkelman Cox    Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich    Executive Producer
George Waud    Executive Producer
Jaymes Hinkle    Production Designer
Howard E. Smith    Editor
Trevor Rabin    Composer
Adam Greenberg    Director of Photography
Jeff Katz    Associate Producer
Tawny Ellis    Associate Producer
Heather Meehan    Associate Producer
Pete Whyte    Assistant Director
Freddie Hice    Second Unit Director
Justis Greene    Unit Production Manager
Heather Meehan    Unit Production Manager
Jan Kobylka    Technical
John Alvarez    Art Director
Mary-Lou Storey    Set Decorator
Craig Haagensen    Second Unit Camera
Hans Bjerno    Aerial
Karen Matthews    Costume Designer
Shane Deschamps    Costume Supervisor
Michael McGee    Sound Mixer
Rick Ash    Re-recording Mixer
Kevin E. Carpenter    Re-recording Mixer
Dave McMoyler    Supervising Sound Editor
Tom Bellfort    Supervising Sound Editor
Karen Vassar    Sound Effects Editor
Steve Mann    Sound Effects Editor
John Title    Sound Effects Editor
Harry Cohen    Sound Designer
Tim Walston    Sound Designer
Michelle Pazer    Dialogue Editor
Frederick H. Stahly    Dialogue Editor
Robb Boyd    Music Editor
Monica Huppert    Make up
Robert Pandini    Hairstylist
Mindy Marin    Casting Director
Coreen Mayrs    Casting (Canada)
Heike Brandstatter    Casting Director
Freddie Hice    Stunt Coordinator
Scott Nicholson    Stunt Coordinator
Paul Linford    Additional Music
Paul Linford    Score Producer

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

DVD Releases for September 29th, 2009

September 28th, 2009

This week there are not that many releases on this week's list, but there a few releases at the very top that are worthy of being the DVD Pick of the Week. Monsters vs. Aliens is certainly in that list, but until the DVD and Blu-ray shows up, I can't confirm if it's a DVD Pick of the Week of merely a must buy. Wizard of Oz - 70th Anniversary Edition on either DVD or Blu-ray Gift-set is DVD Pick of the Week material. More...

Home Market Cranks Out the New Releases

January 20th, 2007

There were plenty of new releases this week, but all but two missed the top 10. However, those two DVDs finished one-two on the charts. Crank topped The Illusionist $6.09 million to $5.59 million. More...

Sunshine Rises on Home Market Charts

January 13th, 2007

A slow week for new releases helped Little Miss Sunshine climb from third to first on the rental charts. Over the week the film earned $5.46 million for a three-week total of $20.95 million. More...

DVD Releases for January 2, 2007

January 3rd, 2007

Wow. This is a terrible week for DVD releases. There are only a handful worth mentioning, and none that are must haves. Snakes on a Plane - Buy from Amazon is the best of the short list, but even here there's legitimate reasons not to buy. Interestingly, there are a ton of re-releases coming out tomorrow. So many that there are drowning out the real releases. More...

International Top Five - Little Man a Big Deal

September 24th, 2006

Little Man shot up the charts into sixth place with $5.97 million on 1597 screens in 23 markets for a total of $22.63 million internationally. The film had million dollar debuts in both Spain, ($2.06 million on 250 screens), and Mexico, ($1.04 million on 352), while came reasonably close in Russia, ($960,000 on 217 screens, including midweek numbers). In all three markets, the film placed second on the charts. More amazingly is the film's performance in the U.K. as it dipped just 17% to $1.05 million on 315 screens over the weekend and a three-week total of $5.75 million. More...

International Details - Sentinel Scores Its Best Weekend on International Charts

September 17th, 2006

The Sentinel climbed into 6th place on the international charts, the best placing the film has earned. It had a few openings, the biggeset being a sixth place, $410,000 debut on 89 screens in South Korea over the weekend, and $469,000 in total. On the other hand, the film place first in Belgium with $197,000 on 36 screens over the weekend and $226,000 in total and third in Denmark with $102,000 on 32 screens over the weekend and $108,000 in total. Overall it earned $3.44 million on 1423 screens in 22 markets for a total of $31.96 million, which puts it about a week from topping its domestic total. More...

International Details - Garfield Continues to Gobble Up the International Box Office

September 10th, 2006

No new openings left Garfield's A Tail of Two Kitties down 40% to $5.87 million on 3779 screens in 32 markets for a total of $90.08 million. It was reported that the film broke a record for an animated film in China with $6.7 million putting it ahead of The Lion King, which is a strange thing to report since the movie isn't animated. Sure, it has a CG lead, but that's not the same. As for the film's prospects for the future, hitting $100 million internationally is academic at this point and with several openings to go, including previews in Australia this weekend, the film could finish with close to the $125 million earned by the original. More...

You, Me, Dupree, and the International Details

September 3rd, 2006

A first place opening in the U.K. helped You, Me & Dupree shoot up the charts nearly reaching the top five. While it did have to settle for sixth place, its $4.32 million on 914 screens in 8 markets was enough to push its still early international total to $13.01 million. Over in the U.K., the film picked up $3.10 million on 409 screens and that was more than double its nearest competitor. The film opened in Iceland over the weekend earning second place to Garfield's A Tail of Two Kitties with $42,000 in three theatres. More...

Invincible Tops Tepid Weekend

August 29th, 2006

As summer slowly winds down, there was the predictable decline from last weekend's box office. In total, ticket sales managed $102 million, down 7.9%, but more importantly up 4.6% from the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2006 is still ahead of 2005, but the lead has shrunk to 5% and we will need a strong fall season to maintain overall ticket sales growth. More...

International Details - House hasn't become a Monster Hit

August 28th, 2006

Monster House climbed one spot to sixth with $4.48 million on 1498 screens in 14 markets for total of $20.33 million at the international box office. The film added two more midlevel markets but bombed in both. In the Netherlands the film missed the top ten with $89,000 on 65 screens over the weekend and $100,000 in total while it was only slightly better in Poland earning sixth place with $71,000 on 48 screens. Holdovers, on the other hand, were better than expected with the film down a mere 16% during its second weekend in the U.K. with $1.61 million on 425 screens for a total of $5.83 million. More...

New Releases Look Anything but Invincible

August 25th, 2006

The final weekend in August looks better than most, with one or two films that should finish with overall positive reviews. However, the box office potential for these films is very limited. It looks like Invincible should live up to its name, and if not, look for plenty of bad puns come Monday. I know I've already thought of a few. More...

Snakes Can't Compete with Hype

August 22nd, 2006

The weekend box office was surprisingly subdued given the amount of hype the number one film was generating. Overall the box office made $110 million, which was down 14.9% from last week and 3.5% from last year. The week-to-week decline is to be expected at this time of year, but the year-to-year drop-off is more troubling. Even so, 2006 is still maintaining a 6% lead over last year's pace and that's well above ticket price inflation. More...

DVD Releases for August 15, 2006

August 14th, 2006

It is another insanely busy week with 1,250 DVDs coming out, at least according to Amazon. However, like last week, the majority of those are episodes of Charlie Rose. (I really wish the studio released them as full season sets and not flood the market with individual titles that most people will skip over without a second thought.) Three releases immediately jump out as the best of the best, Apocalypse Now - The Complete Dossier, Masters of Horror - Dario Argento - Jenifer, and The Simpsons - The Complete Eighth Season - Collectable Maggie Head Edition. I could have spent hours trying to determine which of those was the best, but instead I will just award all three the title of DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 29 - August 4

August 4th, 2006

Third week in a row where the number of sites featured on this list has topped 30. With such a busy week it would take something different to win the award, and that's something Michel Gondry excels at delivering giving The Science of Sleep - Official Site the Weekly Website Award. More...

2006 Preview: August

August 1st, 2006

July finally brought us the year's first truly monster his with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, but outside that film, most of the month disappointed. With August being a bit of a dumping ground for films that didn't work out, the weakness in the box office should continue. Add in a few surprise hits last year and 2006 may have trouble keeping up with last years pace. More...

Movie Website Updates for July 8 - July 14

July 14th, 2006

It's a good week for website with what could be the last big hit of the year launching its flash site. That movie, Miami Vice, and its Official Site, is the winner of the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 24th - June 30th

June 30th, 2006

It seems a lot of people are starting their holidays early, but not this column as it's the busiest it's been in more than a month. Including in this list are a few newly released teaser trailers and a handful of flash sites, most of which are worth checking out. But the best of the best is the Running With Scissors - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 20 - May 26

May 26th, 2006

Not much this week in terms of new sites or updates and all the ones that are award-worthy have already won the weekly website award. The best of the rest is The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - Official Site, but it certainly doesn't deserve to win the awards. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 29 - May 5

May 5th, 2006

It was not a great week when it comes to new websites with most of the really interesting updates coming in the form of new trailers. However, it was one of those sites, Casino Royale - Official Site, that was awarded the Weekly Website Award. I just hope when the site goes live in two weeks by Fanboy enthusiasm is rewarded. More...

Movie Website Updates for February 10 - February 16

February 16th, 2006

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. It's another busy week as the winter slump starts to subside. As for the best site on this week's list, it came down to the interactive feature of Freedomland - Official Site and the atmosphere of Night Watch - Official Site. After looking over the sites a few times, I still can't decided which one should get the award, so I'm giving it to both. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/08/18 1 $15,206,301   3,555 $4,277   $15,206,301 1
2006/08/25 7 $6,167,366 -59% 3,555 $1,735   $26,319,390 2
2006/09/01 15 $2,446,662 -60% 2,505 $977   $30,981,855 3
2006/09/08 19 $824,211 -66% 1,151 $716   $33,001,501 4
2006/09/15 31 $262,292 -68% 406 $646   $33,483,618 5
2006/09/22 38 $141,246 -46% 254 $556   $33,697,338 6
2006/09/29 46 $72,807 -48% 145 $502   $33,814,125 7
2006/10/06 48 $50,371 -31% 116 $434   $33,886,034 8
2006/10/13 59 $30,716 -39% 78 $394   $33,937,058 9
2006/10/20 59 $21,868 -29% 61 $358   $33,969,502 10
2006/10/27 66 $17,446 -20% 48 $363   $33,992,233 11
2006/11/03 69 $17,006 -3% 38 $448   $34,014,398 12

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/08/18 1 $6,400,000   3,555 $1,800   $6,400,000 1
2006/08/19 2 $5,100,000 -20% 3,555 $1,435   $11,400,000 2
2006/08/20 2 $3,800,000 -25% 3,555 $1,069   $15,206,301 3
2006/08/21 1 $1,495,000 -61% 3,555 $421   $16,701,000 4
2006/08/22 2 $1,380,000 -8% 3,555 $388   $18,094,000 5
2006/08/23 2 $1,165,000 -16% 3,555 $328   $19,271,000 6
2006/08/24 3 $1,060,000 -9% 3,555 $298   $20,152,024 7
2006/08/25 8 $1,800,000 +70% 3,555 $506   $22,000,000 8
2006/08/26 7 $2,500,000 +39% 3,555 $703   $24,500,000 9
2006/08/27 7 $1,800,000 -28% 3,555 $506   $26,319,390 10
2006/08/28 9 $595,000 -67% 3,555 $167   $26,913,000 11
2006/08/29 8 $620,000 +4% 3,555 $174   $27,569,000 12
2006/08/30 7 $540,000 -13% 3,555 $152   $28,110,000 13
2006/08/31 7 $490,000 -9% 3,555 $138   $28,601,000 14
2006/09/04 16 $579,253   2,505 $231   $31,561,108 18

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2006/08/18 1 $20,152,024   3,555 $5,669   $20,152,024 1
2006/08/25 8 $8,383,169 -58% 3,555 $2,358   $28,535,193 2
2006/09/01 15 $3,642,097 -57% 2,505 $1,454   $32,177,290 3
2006/09/08 19 $1,044,036 -71% 1,151 $907   $33,221,326 4
2006/09/15 30 $334,766 -68% 406 $825   $33,556,092 5
2006/09/22 36 $185,226 -45% 254 $729   $33,741,318 6
2006/09/29 45 $94,345 -49% 145 $651   $33,835,663 7
2006/10/06 50 $70,679 -25% 116 $609   $33,906,342 8
2006/10/13 59 $41,292 -42% 78 $529   $33,947,634 9
2006/10/20 65 $27,153 -34% 61 $445   $33,974,787 10
2006/10/27 68 $22,605 -17% 48 $471   $33,997,392 11
2006/11/03 69 $23,422 +4% 38 $616   $34,020,814 12

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/7/20071903,648 903,648$15,343,943$15,343,9431
1/14/20075200,991-78% 1,104,639$3,958,216$19,302,1592
1/21/20072191,040-55% 1,195,679$1,819,890$21,122,0493
1/28/20073053,313-41% 1,248,992$1,065,727$22,187,7764

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