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Portugal Box Office for A Estrela de Natal (2017)

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Theatrical Performance (US$)
Portugal Box Office $1,128,998Details
Worldwide Box Office $62,758,010Details
Home Market Performance
North America DVD Sales $3,678,566 Details
North America Blu-ray Sales $3,493,197 Details
Total North America Video Sales $7,171,763
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A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told—the first Christmas.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Portugal Releases: November 30th, 2017 (Wide), released as A Estrela de Natal
Video Release: February 6th, 2018 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2495 (Cert #50947), 9/27/2017)
Running Time: 86 minutes
Keywords: Faith-Based, Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Christmas, Christmas in November, Religious
Source:Based on Religious Text
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Sony Pictures Animation, Franklin Entertainment, Walden Media, Jim Henson Productions
Production Countries: United States

Home Market Releases for February 20th, 2018

February 19th, 2018

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Home Market Releases for February 6th, 2018

February 7th, 2018

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2017 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2017

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November 21st, 2017

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Friday Estimates: Justice Prevails on Friday with $38.8 Million, but the DCEU in Peril

November 18th, 2017

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November 1st, 2017

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Because some of our sources provide box office data in their local currency, while we use USD in the graph above and table below, exchange rate fluctuations can have effect on the data causing stronger increases or even decreases of the cumulative box office.

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/12/01 3 $179,382   67 $2,677   $179,382 1
2017/12/08 3 $191,551 +7% 72 $2,660   $395,871 2
2017/12/15 2 $177,494 -7% 160 $1,109   $631,191 3
2017/12/22 5 $79,737 -55% 74 $1,078   $823,437 4
2017/12/29 6 $85,827 +8% 59 $1,455   $1,008,710 5
2018/01/05 14 $13,861 -84% 41 $338   $1,046,700 6
2018/01/12 - $2,130 -85% 22 $97   $1,060,746 7
2018/01/19 - $389 -82% 9 $43   $1,073,016 8
2018/01/26 - $188 -52% 2 $94   $1,128,182 9
2018/02/02 - $43 -77% 2 $22   $1,128,961 10
2018/02/09 - $37 -14% 1 $37   $1,128,998 11

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Argentina 12/7/2017 $147,614 157 157 419 $542,731 2/1/2018
Aruba 11/16/2017 $1,717 5 5 12 $8,802 12/14/2017
Australia 12/1/2017 $155,682 56 84 273 $771,605 1/25/2018
Austria 12/22/2017 $0 0 44 143 $262,617 2/6/2018
Bolivia 12/21/2017 $0 0 12 15 $74,825 1/10/2018
Brazil 11/30/2017 $467,271 419 434 1399 $1,844,091 1/17/2018
Central America 12/7/2017 $82,011 106 106 160 $171,339 1/25/2018
Chile 12/14/2017 $13,250 22 22 26 $38,087 1/3/2018
Colombia 12/7/2017 $93,216 192 192 299 $169,641 1/17/2018
Curacao 11/16/2017 $1,685 2 2 6 $7,832 1/3/2018
Dominican Republic 12/14/2017 $5,024 28 28 43 $18,028 1/17/2018
Ecuador 12/8/2017 $73,112 60 60 185 $262,372 1/17/2018
France 11/15/2017 $633,361 189 498 2057 $3,649,202 1/17/2018
Germany 12/7/2017 $382,432 371 387 1359 $1,572,435 2/1/2018
Iraq 11/16/2017 $2,818 6 6 11 $5,055 12/19/2017
Italy 11/30/2017 $625,941 0 182 292 $2,621,644 2/13/2018
Jamaica 12/8/2017 $3,854 4 4 4 $3,854 12/14/2017
Lebanon 11/16/2017 $27,688 18 18 50 $85,737 1/3/2018
Mexico 12/8/2017 $202,574 0 316 464 $578,022 1/25/2018
New Zealand 12/1/2017 $17,405 29 35 134 $102,277 1/25/2018
North America 11/17/2017 $9,812,674 2837 2976 15954 $40,847,995 7/10/2018
Norway 11/24/2017 $73,021 109 127 436 $369,804 1/3/2018
Paraguay 12/21/2017 $0 0 11 18 $16,672 1/25/2018
Peru 12/7/2017 $68,321 105 105 130 $96,455 12/19/2017
Philippines 12/6/2017 $52,800 150 150 183 $60,322 12/19/2017
Poland 12/1/2017 $401,606 166 180 757 $2,030,955 2/6/2018
Portugal 11/30/2017 $179,382 67 160 509 $1,128,998 2/13/2018
Romania 2/2/2018 $84,864 70 70 365 $374,801 3/26/2018
Singapore 11/30/2017 $8,562 6 6 19 $35,105 1/3/2018
South Africa 11/17/2017 $21,440 25 28 70 $66,668 12/19/2017
South Korea 12/14/2017 $0 0 158 241 $453,885 1/22/2018
Spain 12/15/2017 $572,219 321 348 1323 $1,998,808 3/20/2018
Suriname 11/16/2017 $607 1 1 4 $1,814 12/14/2017
Switzerland 12/14/2017 $4,640 5 7 12 $20,174 1/3/2018
Syria 11/16/2017 $1,472 2 2 5 $2,960 12/6/2017
Trinidad 12/6/2017 $19,064 17 17 40 $54,317 1/17/2018
United Kingdom 11/24/2017 $272,699 421 447 2289 $1,533,754 2/21/2018
Uruguay 12/14/2017 $9,373 16 16 33 $27,743 1/25/2018
Venezuela 12/1/2017 $31,654 43 43 90 $100,329 1/17/2018
Rest of World $746,255
Worldwide Total$62,758,010 7/10/2018

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at

Lead Ensemble Members

   Bo the Donkey
   Dave the Dove
   Leah the Horse
   Edith the cow
   Felix the camel
   Cyrus the camel
   Deborah the camel

Supporting Cast

Aidy Bryant    Ruth the Sheep
Christopher Plummer    King Herod
Ving Rhames    Thaddeus the dog
Gabriel Iglesias    Rufus the dog
Anthony Anderson    Zach the goat
Kris Kristofferson    Old Donkey
Mariah Carey    Rebecca
Joel Osteen    Caspar
Delilah    Elizabeth
Joel McCrary    Angel, Zechariah
Phil Morris    Balthazar, Miller
Fred Tatasciore    Melchoir, Inn Keeper #1, Pottery Vendor
Lex Lang    Hunter
Roger Craig Smith    Chamberlain, Inn Keeper #5
Joe Whyte    Scribe, Inn Keeper #2
William Townsend    Horse, Goat
Gregg Berger    Inn Keeper #3
Melissa Sturm    Inn Keeper #4
Stephen F. Apostolina    Additional Voice
Kirk Baily    Additional Voice
David Cowgill    Additional Voice
June Christopher    Additional Voice
Eddie Frierson    Additional Voice
Grant George    Additional Voice
Jackie Gonneau    Additional Voice
Kerry Gutierrez    Additional Voice
Bridget Hoffman    Additional Voice
Rif Hutton    Additional Voice
Mona Marshall    Additional Voice
Caitlin McKenna    Additional Voice
Scott Menville    Additional Voice
Juan Pacheco    Additional Voice
Devika Parikh    Additional Voice
Ashley Peldon    Additional Voice
Jessica Pennington    Additional Voice
Moira Quirk    Additional Voice
Michelle Ruff    Additional Voice
Joseph Sanfelippo    Additional Voice
Justin Shenkarow    Additional Voice
Dennis Singletary    Additional Voice
Warren Sroka    Additional Voice
Pepper Sweeney    Additional Voice
Shane Sweet    Additional Voice
Kari Wahlgren    Additional Voice
Lynnanne Zager    Additional Voice

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

Production and Technical Credits

Carlos Kotkin    Screenwriter
Carlos Kotkin    Story by
Simon Moore    Story by
Jenni Magee Cook    Producer
DeVon Franklin    Executive Producer
Brian Henson    Executive Producer
Lisa Henson    Executive Producer
John Paesano    Composer
Pamela Ziegenhagen-Shefland    Editor
Craig Elliott    Production Designer
Sean Eckols    Art Director
Dave Colman    Character Designer
Patrick Mate    Character Designer
Louie del Carmen    Head of Story
John Bermudes    Layout Supervisor
Yuriko Senoo    Animation Supervisor
Jessica Berri    Production Manager
Marceline Tanguay    Character Designer
Wouter Tulp    Character Designer
Raffaello Vecchione    Character Designer
Ralph Zondag    Character Designer
Jennifer Dolce    Associate Editor
Joyce Arrastia    Additional Editor
James D. Kirkpatrick    First Assistant Editor
Tony Ferdinand    Assistant Editor
Robert Lemos    Assistant Editor
Tim Reese    Assistant Editor
Victoria Itow-Tsering    Line Producer
Chris Kazmier    Visual Effects Supervisor
L. Cliff Brett    Character CG Supervisor
Ryan Yee    Animation Supervisor
Ozen Sayidof    Production Manager
Jessica Smialek    Post-Production Supervisor
Monica Kelly    Post-Production Supervisor
Tim Chau    Re-recording Mixer
Kevin O'Connell    Re-recording Mixer
Clayton Weber    Sound Designer
Tim Chau    Sound Designer
Tim Chau    Supervising Sound Editor
Greg Vines    Music Editor
Nick Wollage    Score Recordist
Dennis Sands    Score Mixer

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