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Spark: A Space Tail (2017)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $196,458Details
International Box Office $618,741Details
Worldwide Box Office $815,199
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Spark is a wisecracking teen living on an abandoned planet with his friends Chunk and Vix. Thirteen years ago the power-hungry General Zhong seized control of their planet Beta, wiping out Spark’s family and sending him into hiding. But now they’ve learned of Zhong’s plan to wipe out the entire universe using the deadly space Kraken, and no one but Spark can stop him.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 14th, 2017 (Limited) by Open Road
International Releases: May 26th, 2017 (Wide), released as Spark (United Kingdom)
June 2nd, 2017 (Wide), released as Spark (Russia (CIS))
July 7th, 2017 (Wide), released as Spark: Bir Uzay Macerası (Turkey)
April 3rd, 2018 (Wide), released as Spark : A Space Tail (South Korea)
Video Release: June 27th, 2017 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some action and rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2466 (Cert #50831), 3/8/2017)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Space Opera, Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Prince/Princess, Robot
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Red Rover Films, Gulfstream Pictures, Toonbox Entertainment, Open Road Films
Production Countries: Canada,
Republic of Korea,
United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   The Captain
   The Queen

Supporting Cast

Alan C. Peterson    Zhong
Jason Deline    Various Characters
Rob deLeeuw    Chunk
Athena Karkanis    Koko
Aaron Woodley    Floyd

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

Production and Technical Credits

Aaron Woodley    Screenwriter
Tracy Grant    Producer
Woo-Kyung Jung    Producer
Youngki Lee    Producer
Harry Linden    Producer
WooKyung Jung    Producer
Zheng Jun    Producer
Hong Kim    Executive Producer
Hoejin Ha    Executive Producer
Jay Ahn    Executive Producer
Hyungkon Kim    Executive Producer
Sen Jia    Executive Producer
Daniel Woo    Executive Producer
Mike Karz    Executive Producer
William Bindley    Executive Producer
Zhao Lan Wu    Executive Producer
Shawn Zhang    Executive Producer
Liang Chen    Executive Producer
Daryl Graham    Production Designer
L. Cliff Brett    Character CG Supervisor
Hee Kyung Kang    Art Director
Goran Delic    Art Director
Paul Hunter    Editor
Robert Duncan    Composer
Sumit Suri    Lighting Supervisor

Home Market Releases for July 11th, 2017

July 11th, 2017

Underground: Season Two

This week, the home market is led by The Fate of the Furious, which is the number one film both in terms of worldwide box office and alphabetically. It earned well over $1 billion worldwide, but it is losing the charm the franchise thrived on during the past few installments. As for the Pick of the Week, I’m going with Underground, Season Two, or the Two-Season box set. More...

Home Market Releases for June 27th, 2017

June 27th, 2017

T2 Trainspotting

It’s a really slow week on the home market. (Next week is even worse. ) The Fate of the Furious is the biggest release of the week, but it is only coming out on Video on Demand, so I would wait. The biggest release of the week is Power Rangers, but it feels like a pilot to a TV show and not a self-contained movie. The best new release of the week is T2: Trainspotting and the Blu-ray Combo Pack. That said, if you don’t have Home Movies yet, then buy the Complete Series right now. More...

Theater Averages: Going From A to Zed with $27,544

April 19th, 2017

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $27,544 in four theaters. The film is expanding into several hundred more theaters this Friday, so this is a great start. The overall number one film, The Fate of the Furious, was next with an average of $22,920. Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer opened with nearly $100,000 in five theaters for an average of $19,842. The final film in the $10,000 club was Chasing Trane with $16,626 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fate’s $100 Million Stateside Dwarfed by Huge International Haul

April 16th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious is, as expected, posting great opening numbers domestically, with Universal projecting a $100.2 million opening weekend, but the real news this weekend is the record breaking in international markets. Helped by a gigantic $190 million in China—the biggest-ever three-day weekend in that territory—Fate is headed for an overseas debut of $432.2 million, according to the studio. That’s easily the biggest international weekend of all time, beating Jurassic World’s $316.7 million. It’s also ahead of the inflation-adjusted international opening for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II, which earned $314 million on its first weekend internationally, roughly equivalent to $375 million today. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Don’t Get Lost on the Way to the Theater

April 14th, 2017

The Lost City of Z

We have a bumper crop of limited releases this week, with several that are earning outstanding reviews. Unfortunately, this means there’s way too much competition for all of them to thrive. The Lost City of Z has the loudest buzz and I think that will give it the edge at the box office. More...

Weekend Predictions: Furious is Fated to Outrace the Competition

April 13th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

The headline isn’t 100% accurate, because let’s face it, there is no competition this week. The Fate of the Furious is the only wide release of the week (Spark was dropped to select cities.) and it will beat the nearest competition likely by over $100 million. It will likely earn more than the rest of the box office combined will earn. There could be a close race for second place between The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast, but for the most part, there will be no mystery at the box office this weekend. As for this weekend last year, it was also really one-sided. The Jungle Book opened with $103.26 million, while Barbershop: The Next Cut was a distant second with $20.24 million. The Fate of the Furious will need to match this one-two punch, or at least come close, for 2017 to continue building on its lead over 2016. I’m cautiously optimistic. More...

Spark: A Space Tail Trailer

April 11th, 2017

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Contest: Leave it up to Fate

April 6th, 2017


It is an easy week to pick the target film for the Box Office Prediction contest, as there is only one wide release next week: The Fate of the Furious. (Spark: A Space Tail was supposed to open wide, but it is now opening in only a few hundred theaters.) Because of this, The Fate of the Furious is the only real choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The Fate of the Furious.

Our April Fools contests continue this week. Two of our winners will win Sleepless on Blu-ray Combo Pack, which comes out on April 18th, although it is available on VOD right now. Meanwhile one will be chosen at random to be the fool and receive an HD-DVD release.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a potential winner of Sleepless on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or the winner of the Fool’s Prize. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a potential winner, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final potential winner.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/14 27 $116,873   365 $320   $116,873 1
2017/04/21 55 $14,838 -87% 85 $175   $190,511 2

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/14 - $48,303   365 $132   $48,303 1
2017/04/15 - $37,676 -22% 365 $103   $85,979 2
2017/04/16 - $30,894 -18% 365 $85   $116,873 3
2017/04/17 - $17,610 -43% 365 $48   $134,483 4
2017/04/18 - $14,440 -18% 365 $40   $148,923 5
2017/04/19 - $13,718 -5% 365 $38   $162,641 6
2017/04/20 - $13,032 -5% 365 $36   $175,673 7
2017/04/21 - $3,262 -75% 85 $38   $178,935 8
2017/04/22 - $5,122 +57% 85 $60   $184,057 9
2017/04/23 - $6,454 +26% 85 $76   $190,511 10
2017/04/24 - $2,194 -66% 85 $26   $192,705 11
2017/04/25 - $2,040 -7% 85 $24   $194,745 12
2017/04/26 - $1,142 -44% 85 $13   $195,887 13
2017/04/27 - $571 -50% 85 $7   $196,458 14

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/04/14 29 $175,673   365 $481   $175,673 1
2017/04/21 55 $20,785 -88% 85 $245   $196,458 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Russia (CIS) 6/2/2017 $174,345 678 678 1128 $316,956 6/19/2017
South Korea 4/3/2018 $0 0 310 441 $238,210 5/24/2018
Turkey 7/7/2017 $20,907 162 162 190 $44,120 6/20/2018
United Kingdom 5/26/2017 $19,455 122 122 122 $19,455 6/2/2017
International Total$618,741 6/20/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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