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Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $380,270,577Details
International Box Office $468,728,300Details
Worldwide Box Office $848,998,877
Further financial details...

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


Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor's new apprentice -- Darth Vader. The Jedi are decimated, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are forced into hiding. The only hope for the galaxy are Anakin's own offspring -- the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become heroes.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 36 $380,270,577
All Time International Box Office 95 $468,728,300
All Time Worldwide Box Office 66 $848,998,877

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$115,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 19th, 2005 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: November 1st, 2005 by Fox Home Entertainment, released as Star Wars - Episode III, Revenge of the Sith
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi violence and some intense images
Running Time: 139 minutes
Franchise: Star Wars
Comparisons: Blockbusters, 2005
vs. Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace
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Keywords: Visual Effects
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Lucasfilm
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 314 $5,833,464 Jul 1, 2005 46
Fastest to $350m 28 $350,346,885 Jun 17, 2005 34
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 73 $25,088,336 Jun 3, 2005 18
Fastest to $300m 25 $300,336,979 Jun 3, 2005 17
Biggest Domestic Monday 46 $14,841,083 May 30, 2005 12
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 37 $55,205,972 May 27, 2005 11
Fastest to $250m 24 $255,648,711 May 27, 2005 11
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 16 $55,205,972 May 27, 2005 11
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 19 $78,890,280 May 27, 2005 11
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 17 $70,047,055 May 27, 2005 11
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 17 $100,098,446 May 27, 2005 11
Fastest to $200m 28 $200,442,739 May 20, 2005 8
Biggest Domestic Tuesday 91 $9,907,711 May 24, 2005 6
Biggest Domestic Sunday 31 $34,212,468 May 22, 2005 4
Biggest Domestic May Weekend 13 $108,435,841 May 20, 2005 4
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 45 $108,435,841 May 20, 2005 4
Top 20th Century Fox Weekend Domestic 3 $108,435,841 May 20, 2005 4
Top Adventure Weekend Domestic 18 $108,435,841 May 20, 2005 4
Top Animation/Live Action Weekend Domestic 14 $108,435,841 May 20, 2005 4
Top Original Screenplay Weekend Domestic 8 $108,435,841 May 20, 2005 4
Top PG-13 Weekend Domestic 38 $108,435,841 May 20, 2005 4
Top Science Fiction Weekend Domestic 11 $108,435,841 May 20, 2005 4
Biggest Domestic Sequel Weekend 35 $108,435,841 May 20, 2005 4
Biggest Domestic Weekend 48 $108,435,841 May 20, 2005 4
Fastest to $150m 23 $158,449,700 May 20, 2005 4
Top 2005 Theater Average 27 $29,619 May 20, 2005 4
Biggest Domestic Saturday 41 $40,693,760 May 21, 2005 3
Fastest to $100m 35 $124,237,232 May 20, 2005 3
Biggest Domestic Friday 71 $33,529,613 May 20, 2005 2
Top 20th Century Fox Day Domestic 2 $50,013,859 May 19, 2005 1
Top Adventure Day Domestic 21 $50,013,859 May 19, 2005 1
Top Animation/Live Action Day Domestic 23 $50,013,859 May 19, 2005 1
Top Original Screenplay Day Domestic 13 $50,013,859 May 19, 2005 1
Top PG-13 Day Domestic 54 $50,013,859 May 19, 2005 1
Top Science Fiction Day Domestic 19 $50,013,859 May 19, 2005 1
Biggest Domestic Sequel Day 49 $50,013,859 May 19, 2005 1
Biggest Domestic May Day 17 $50,013,859 May 19, 2005 1
Biggest Domestic Day 63 $50,013,859 May 19, 2005 1
Biggest Domestic Thursday 1 $50,013,859 May 19, 2005 1
Fastest to $50m 41 $50,013,859 May 13, 2005 1

Leading Cast

   Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi
   Padmé Amidala
   Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader

Supporting Cast

Ian McDiarmid    Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
Samuel L. Jackson    Mace Windu
Christopher Lee    Count Dooku
Frank Oz    Yoda
Jimmy Smits    Senator Bail Organa
Peter Mayhew    Chewbacca
Ahmed Best    Jar Jar Binks
Oliver Ford Davies    Sio Bibble
Temuera Morrison    Commander Cody
Anthony Daniels    C-3PO
Silas Carson    Ki-Adi Mundi/Nute Gunray
Kenny Baker    R2-D2
Keisha Castle-Hughes    Queen of Noboo
Jay Laga'aia    Captain Typho
Bruce Spence    Tion Medon
Wayne Pygram    Governer Tarkin
David Bowers    Mas Amedda
Rohan Nichole    Captain Antilles
Jeremy Bulloch    Captain Colton
Amanda Lucas    Terr Taneel
Matt Sloan    Plo Koon
Rebecca Jackson Mendoza    Queen of Alderaan
Joel Edgerton    Owen Lars
Bonnie Piesse    Beru
Jett Lucas    Zett Jukassa
Tux Akindoyeni    Agen Kolar
Matt Rowan    Senator Orn Free Taa
Kenji Oates    Saesee Tiin
Amy Allen    Aayla Secura
Bodie Taylor    Clone Trooper
Graeme Blundell    Ruwee Naberrie
Trisha Noble    Jobal Naberrie
Claudia Karvan    Sola Naberrie
Keira Wingate    Ryoo Naberrie
Hayley Mooy    Pooja Naberrie
Sandy Finlay    Sly Moore
Katie Lucas    Chi Eekway
Genevieve O'Reilly    Mon Mothma
Warren Owens    Fang Zar
Kee Chan    Male-Dee
Rena Owen    Nee Alavar
Christopher Kirby    Giddean Danu
Matthew Wood    Voice of General Grievous
Kristy Wright    Motee
Coinneach Alexander    Whie
Mousy McCallum    Bene
Michael Kingma    Wookie
James Rowland    Wookie
Axel Dench    Wookie
David Stiff    Wookie
Steven Foy    Wookie
Robert Cope    Wookie
Julian Khazzouh    Wookie

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

Production and Technical Credits

George Lucas    Screenwriter
Rick McCallum    Producer
George Lucas    Executive Producer
John Williams    Composer
Gavin Bocquet    Production Designer
Roger Barton    Editor
Ben Burtt    Editor
David Tattersall    Director of Photography
Colin Fletcher    Assistant Director
Stephen Jones    Production Supervisor
Rob Coleman    Animation Director
Peter Russell    Supervising Art Director
Ian Gracie    Art Director
Phil Harvey    Art Director
Richard Roberts    Set Decorator
Giles Nuttgens    Second Unit Camera
David Franco    China
Ron Fricke    Sicily
Trisha Biggar    Costume Designer
Nicole Young    Costume Supervisor
Joseph Jett Sally    Additional Editor
Paul Brincat    Recordist
Tom Myers    Re-recording Mixer
Christopher Scarabosio    Re-recording Mixer
Andy Nelson    Music
Ben Burtt    Supervising Sound Editor
Matthew Wood    Supervising Sound Editor
Tom Myers    Sound Editor
Teresa Eckton    Sound Effects Editor
Christopher Scarabosio    Dialogue Editor
Steve Slanec    Dialogue Editor
Ken Wannberg    Supervising Music Editor
Ramiro Belgardt    Music Editor
Nikki Gooley    Make up
Annette Miles    Hairstylist
Colin Ware    Senior Prosthetics
Roger Guyett    Visual Effects Supervisor
Christine King    Casting Director
Nick Gillard    Stunt Coordinator

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

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Independence Day Long Weekend

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Few Films Open ahead of War's Worldwide Debut

July 3rd, 2005

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Box Office War

July 1st, 2005

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Batman Stays Strong after Slow Start

June 29th, 2005

Batman Begins didn't see the sharp drop-off many had feared after its soft opening last weekend slipping by a reasonable 36%. Its best market continued to be the U.K. where the film added $5.1 million on 516 screens to its $16.7 million running tally. Other strong holdovers include Australia at $2.1 million, France at $1.96 million, and Mexico with $1.94 million. The film had a few openings over the weekend managing second place in South Korea with $2.1 million on 201 screens, $430,000 in Indonesia, and $388,000 in Portugal. Overall Batman Begins made $26.7 million on 8,350 screens in 85 markets for an international tally of $83.4 million, while its worldwide box office climbed above $200 million. That's not up to initial expectations, but still impressive. More...

Record Breaking Weekend

June 27th, 2005

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June 24th, 2005

Three new films aim to break the box office out of its 17-week slump this weekend. It's been more than four months since the box office gained any ground on 2004, and the chances of breaking the slump this weekend are not that bad. This time last year wasn't a particularly strong weekend, but none of this year's three opening films are all that strong either. In fact, it is unlikely that Batman Begins will be dethroned over the next three days. More...

Beginning Below Expectations

June 22nd, 2005

Batman Begins opened worldwide in a day-and-date release but it's international fortunes were no better than its domestic. The film was easily the number one movie on the international scene with $41.7 million on 8,000 screens in 73 markets. Compared to other international hits this year, Batman Begins' debut is softer than Kingdom of Heaven, ($53.8 million on 6500 screens in 100 markets) and not that much above last week's champ, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which wasn't even a worldwide release, ($32 million on 3,600 screens in 35 markets.) It's best market was the U.K. at $7.8 million, but the film also did well in Mexico, ($4.2 million over five days) and France, ($3 million.) On the other hand, in Australia the film finished in second place to Madagascar, ($3,223,600 to $3,578,000) and the same happened in both Spain and Holland, but box office numbers from those markets are unavailable at the moment. Overall the film performed below expectations, but well enough that it should show a profit before it reaches the home market. More...

Box Office Comes Closer to Snapping Slump

June 20th, 2005

With both new films failing to live up to expectations, we saw yet another weekend with lower box office numbers. The total box office was down by 5.67% compared to last weekend. Early predictions had the comparison to the same weekend last year almost too close to call, and final results didn't clear matters up. Right now, we have this weekend down from the comparable weekend last year by a mere 0.82%. However, late numbers from limited releases that are not tracked by the big companies will push this weekend's number higher, but probably not the $1.2 million it needed lift it above last year. That makes this the 17th weekend in a row of declines on the year-to-year comparison, a new and dubious record. Year-to-date, 2005 has brought in $3.841 billion in box office revenue, down 6.6% from the same time last year. The Summer numbers are even worse at $1.34 billion; that's the worst start since 2001 and down 8.1% from last year. More...

Dark Times for the Dark Knight

June 17th, 2005

It looks like the near universal enthusiasm for this weekend's box office needs to be toned down a bit after Wednesday's disappointing opening by Batman Begins. Even so, the weekend should still be strong enough to break the slump the year-to-year comparisons are struggling with. Which means for the first time in nearly four months 2005 will gain ground on 2004. More...

Smiths Snipe Sith

June 15th, 2005

We have a new champion atop the International Box Office charts as Mr. and Mrs. Smith overtook Revenge of the Sith with $32 million on 3,600 screens in 35 markets. The film best market was the U.K. at $7.1 million on 448 screens, which was slightly below Hitch's debut earlier in the year. In Australia it brought in $4.7 million on 356 screens, as well as $3.6 million in both Mexico and Taiwan. Other million dollar markets include Brazil, ($1.6 million on 401 screens); Hong Kong, ($1.2 million on 68) and Thailand, ($1.2 million on 250.) More...

Smiths a Smash Hit, Box Office Still Slow

June 13th, 2005

Despite the number one film beating expectations by $10 million, the box office is still struggling. First the good news: the weekend numbers were 9.6% higher than last weekend. But more importantly they were 9.7% lower than the same weekend last year. Overall 2005 is 10.3% lower for the Summer at $1.121 billion, and 7.2% lower for the year at $3.621 billion. One bit of good news: should Batman Begins meet market expectations we should see the first weekend of yearly growth in almost four months. More...

Somebody Put a Hit on the Box Office - Update!

June 10th, 2005

It's another crowded weekend with four wide releases, well, four if you stretch the definition of wide slightly. There's only one saturation level release (3,000 or more theaters), and two of the new films couldn't crack 2,000. To top things off, at the moment not one of these films is earning overall positive reviews. Even so, we should see a significant increase in the total box office compared to last weekend, but there is likely going to be another drop-off on a year-to-year basis. More...

Sith Still Dominating International, Hits Yet Another Milestone

June 8th, 2005

Revenge of the Sith's drop-offs were much shallower this weekend, which helped the film reach another milestone. Overall the added $38.5 million on 10,586 screens in 105 markets, pushing its international number to $308.4 million, virtually tied with its domestic total. The film is now in the Top 40 on the all-time international charts and Top 30 on the all-time worldwide charts. Compared to the rest of the Star Wars films, Revenge of the Sith is already ahead of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and should top Attack of the Clones by this time next week. It has a reasonable shot at eventually toppling A New Hope, but unless something freaky happens The Phantom Menace will remain the highest grossing entry in the franchise. (Which is ironic, since it is widely regarded as the weakest film.) More...

Box Office Goes Mad

June 6th, 2005

This past weekend was arguably the worst weekend at the box office all year, maybe not in terms of raw dollars, but certainly in terms of drop-offs. None of the new films could match expectations, which helped lead to a 28.38% drop-off from last weekend. Now a post-holiday drop-off is expected, but 28.38%! Even worse, the weekend was down 30.25% from the same time last year. 30.25%! Year-to-date, 2005 has brought in $3.43 billion at the box office, which is 6.7% behind 2004 during the same time frame. And with the later half of 2005 looking weaker, there's little hope it will turn things around. More...

Aviator Soars onto the Home Market

June 4th, 2005

The multi-Oscar winning movie, The Aviator won the week at the home market, which really surprised no one. The film topped both the DVD rentals with $10.14 million and the VHS rentals with $1.21 million for a combined total of $11.36 million. On the other hand, it came in second on the sales charts to the record breaking The Chappelle Show Season 2. More...

Sith Aim for Trilogy of Wins

June 3rd, 2005

Three new wide releases enter a crowded marketplace this week, but it's unlikely any of them will unseat current champ, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The biggest box office hit of the year has more to worry about from fellow holdover Madagascar than any of the new films. On a sad note, despite the number of strong contenders at the box office, analysts expect another drop-off from this time last year when Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban set records. More...

Half a Billion for Sith

June 1st, 2005

Revenge of the Sith saw massive drop-offs in nearly every market, but still managed an easy first place finish with $61.5 million on 10,586 screens, The film now has $246.2 million internationally and $501.8 million at the end of Sunday. The film's only opening this week came in South Korea where the film earned an impressive $3.8 million at 306 screens, but its biggest single markets continue to be the U.K. with $9.9 million on 485 screens, more than 7 times its nearest competitor. More...

Sith Still has Stranglehold on Per Theater Charts

June 1st, 2005

Repeating on top on the Per Theater Charts is tough, especially for a saturation level release like Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. This week the overall chart topper earned an average of $15,071 in its 3,663 theaters, which put it ahead of the third place film, The Longest Yard, which managed $13,100. The only limited release to crack the $10,000 club was Saving Face with $75,000 in 6 theaters for a $12,517 average. Lastly, we have Madagascar with $11,432. More...

Sith Snag Second First Place Finish

May 31st, 2005

It was a good Memorial Day Long Weekend. Good, but not great. The four-day weekend saw $230 million in total ticket sales, 7.2% below the record $248.7 million sold last year. The three-day weekend was even worse at $183 million, 12.5% below 2004. Year-to-date 2005 has brought in $3.248 billion in total box office revenue, which is 5.6% behind 2004's pace. On a positive note, weekday numbers are ahead of last year, which is mitigating the problem. More...

National Threepeat

May 28th, 2005

For the third weekend in a row National Treasure come out on top spot on the combined rental charts. It was a much closer race this week and the film fell 28% to $7.72 million in combined rentals, lifting its three week total to $30.45 million. More...

Sith Should Have Memorable Weekend

May 27th, 2005

Ah, Memorial Day Long Weekend, the busiest weekend at the movies in the whole year. Last year nearly a quarter of a billion dollars were spent on tickets during the four days and its economic impact is even greater. More than 30 million people will check out a movie this weekend, and each and every one of those will be inundated by ads for upcoming movies, trailers, posters, standees, ads on the popcorn bucket, ads on the drinks, etc. All that advertising will be a huge boost to upcoming films and will undoubtedly help jumpstart the summer. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 19 - May 26

May 26th, 2005

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 this week's winner, Cinderella Man - Official Site. More...

Sith's International Just as Strong as Domestic

May 25th, 2005

As expected, Revenge of the Sith dominated the international box office this past weekend setting more than a few records alone the way. Since its debut on Thursday, the final film in the Star Wars saga raked in $144.7 million on 10,000 screens in 114 markets, breaking the previous record of $125.7 million held by Return of the King. Worldwide the film now was $303 million after just five days, also a record. More...

Sith Stomps Competition on Per Theater Charts

May 24th, 2005

It's been a while since the overall box office champion topped the Per Theater Charts, but that's just what Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith did this weekend. The film fell just short of setting a record for highest per theater average for a saturation level release (3,000 or more theaters), as its per theatre average of $29,619 was just below the $31,768 earned by Spider-Man. The only other film to reach the $10,000 level was Mysterious Skin with $13,300; the film has now reached that milestone for the third weekend in a row, very impressive. More...

Sith Shatters Records, Jump-Starts Summer

May 23rd, 2005

Wow, what a difference a week makes. What could have been the slowest summer in many, many years finally turned around thanks to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The total box office was more than $160 million, up 60% from last weekend, but with the 13th week in a row there was a year-to-year decline, this time at 4.8%. Year to date, 2005 has now brought in $2.951 billion, which is 6% lower than the same time last year. More...

Treasure Withstands Heavy Assault

May 21st, 2005

Three new films in the top five and two more than just missed could push National Treasure out of top spot. The film fell just 11% this week for $9.40 million in DVD rentals and $1.30 million in VHS rentals for a combined rentals of $10.70. The film also held up well in DVD dropping to second place. More...

Fox Reporting $16.5 million - $17 million at midnight screenings

May 19th, 2005

Fox is estimating a stunning $16.5 million to $17 million box office for last night's midnight screenings of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. More...

Records Will Fall!

May 18th, 2005

Summer finally begins tonight at midnight with the release of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, which should be the biggest movie of the year. The real question is how big will the movie be? More...

Movie Website Updates for May 13 - May 18

May 18th, 2005

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 this week's winner, New Police Story - Official Site. More...

Change in Schedule

May 17th, 2005

I, like millions worldwide, suffer from a debilitating disease call... Sith Flu. This will leave me completely unable to work from Wednesday at midnight till sometime on Friday, depending on if the midnight shows are sold out in my area and how many times I need to seek treatment before I'm cured. This has caused some changes in this week's schedule. More...

2005 Preview: May

May 1st, 2005

May! The beginning of the lucrative Summer Box Office Season! I know what you're thinking, summer doesn't really begin till mid-June, but for the movie industry summer official begins on the Memorial Day long weekend, and just between you and me, it unofficial begins on the first full weekend of the month. So that means every weekend there's a monster release - one that has people excited since it was first announced. This month such films include Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and ... hold on a second, I'll think of another ... Nope. That's pretty much the only monster film being released this May. Don't get me wrong, every week there's a potential $100 million hit being released, but that's nothing compared to 2003 when 4 films released in May hit $200 million and two others made $100 million. More...

Meeting Expectations

April 30th, 2005

As expected, Meet the Fockers was the top draw at the home market, earning the trifecta in the process. The film took in $10.46 million in DVD rentals as well as $1.86 million in VHS rentals. The movie also sold 3 million combined in DVD and VHS units on its opening day alone, one of the better sellers of the year. More...

DVD Releases for March 22, 2005

March 21st, 2005

Every week films get a second chance at success from the home market; or, in some cases, a first chance at success. Here is a list of wide releases, limited releases and a few from the growing TV on DVD section including this week's winner, Star Wars - Clone Wars, Vol. 1 - Buy from Amazon, although Being Julia - Buy from Amazon and Finding Neverland - Buy from Amazon are also worthwhile films. More...

Movie Website Launches and Updates for March 11 - March 17

March 17th, 2005

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 this week's winner, Ice Princess - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Machine Madness

March 11th, 2005

There really no doubt about what film will take top spot this weekend, as Robots could triple the second place film. However, after number one there are some interesting stories at the weekend box office race. More...

Movie Websites Launches for May 14 - May 20

May 20th, 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. It was another deceptively slow week as there are lots of site on the list, but none stood out as an award winning site. Many were simple placeholders, others had just minor updates, and the only three flash sites to launch were mostly marked coming soon. I was even tempted to not give out an award or maybe even bring in a ringer. But in the end I went with The Incredibles - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Special Feature: The Evolving Face of the All Time Box Office Stars List

January 3rd, 2004

The New Year makes for an interesting time to look at how last year's blockbusters have affected our All Time Top Box Office Stars list. As usual, there are some familiar names doing well, and some surprise new entries. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2005/05/20 1 $108,435,841   3,661 $29,619   $158,449,700 1
2005/05/27 1 $55,205,972 -49% 3,663 $15,071   $255,648,711 2
2005/06/03 3 $25,088,336 -55% 3,650 $6,874   $307,892,961 3
2005/06/10 3 $14,851,474 -41% 3,322 $4,471   $332,109,171 4
2005/06/17 4 $10,038,498 -32% 2,923 $3,434   $348,140,685 5
2005/06/24 7 $6,113,071 -39% 2,371 $2,578   $358,469,219 6
2005/07/01 8 $4,082,150 -33% 1,759 $2,321   $365,553,264 7
2005/07/08 10 $2,600,800 -36% 1,355 $1,919   $370,819,889 8
2005/07/15 12 $1,703,393 -35% 988 $1,724   $373,926,219 9
2005/07/22 15 $1,046,982 -39% 667 $1,570   $375,876,648 10
2005/07/29 16 $573,122 -45% 429 $1,336   $377,080,716 11
2005/08/05 17 $423,249 -26% 359 $1,179   $377,864,535 12
2005/08/12 23 $331,226 -22% 300 $1,104   $378,461,703 13
2005/08/19 24 $327,011 -1% 307 $1,065   $378,977,117 14
2005/08/26 29 $248,124 -24% 268 $926   $379,392,611 15
2005/09/02 29 $244,917 -1% 281 $872   $379,743,566 16
2005/09/09 34 $118,798 -51% 213 $558   $379,972,309 17
2005/09/16 41 $88,357 -26% 166 $532   $380,101,660 18
2005/09/23 51 $45,204 -49% 99 $457   $380,176,196 19
2005/09/30 62 $21,109 -53% 49 $431   $380,209,351 20
2005/10/07 66 $20,159 -5% 38 $531   $380,237,988 21
2005/10/14 73 $12,961 -36% 27 $480   $380,262,555 22

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2005/05/19 1 $50,013,859   3,661 $13,661   $50,013,859 1
2005/05/20 1 $33,529,613 -33% 3,661 $9,159   $83,543,472 2
2005/05/21 1 $40,693,760 +21% 3,661 $11,115   $124,237,232 3
2005/05/22 1 $34,212,468 -16% 3,661 $9,345   $158,449,700 4
2005/05/23 1 $14,352,807 -58% 3,661 $3,920   $172,802,507 5
2005/05/24 1 $9,907,711 -31% 3,661 $2,706   $182,710,218 6
2005/05/25 1 $8,652,951 -13% 3,661 $2,364   $191,363,169 7
2005/05/26 1 $9,079,570 +5% 3,661 $2,480   $200,442,739 8
2005/05/27 2 $15,579,342 +72% 3,663 $4,253   $216,022,081 9
2005/05/28 1 $20,918,340 +34% 3,663 $5,711   $236,940,421 10
2005/05/29 1 $18,708,290 -11% 3,663 $5,107   $255,648,711 11
2005/05/30 1 $14,841,083 -21% 3,663 $4,052   $270,489,794 12
2005/05/31 1 $4,406,639 -70% 3,663 $1,203   $274,896,433 13
2005/06/01 1 $4,004,937 -9% 3,663 $1,093   $278,901,370 14
2005/06/02 1 $3,903,255 -3% 3,663 $1,066   $282,804,625 15
2005/06/03 3 $7,076,177 +81% 3,650 $1,939   $289,880,802 16
2005/06/04 3 $10,456,177 +48% 3,650 $2,865   $300,336,979 17
2005/06/05 2 $7,555,982 -28% 3,650 $2,070   $307,892,961 18
2005/06/06 2 $2,421,791 -68% 3,650 $664   $310,314,752 19
2005/06/07 2 $2,345,139 -3% 3,650 $643   $312,659,891 20
2005/06/08 2 $2,311,696 -1% 3,650 $633   $314,971,587 21
2005/06/09 2 $2,286,110 -1% 3,650 $626   $317,257,697 22
2005/06/10 4 $4,005,339 +75% 3,322 $1,206   $321,263,036 23
2005/06/11 3 $6,268,941 +57% 3,322 $1,887   $327,531,977 24
2005/06/12 3 $4,577,194 -27% 3,322 $1,378   $332,109,171 25
2005/06/13 3 $1,688,809 -63% 3,322 $508   $333,797,980 26
2005/06/14 3 $1,586,799 -6% 3,322 $478   $335,384,779 27
2005/06/15 4 $1,351,744 -15% 3,322 $407   $336,736,523 28
2005/06/16 4 $1,365,664 +1% 3,322 $411   $338,102,187 29
2005/06/17 5 $2,582,816 +89% 2,923 $884   $340,685,003 30
2005/06/18 4 $3,943,650 +53% 2,923 $1,349   $344,628,653 31
2005/06/19 3 $3,512,032 -11% 2,923 $1,202   $348,140,685 32
2005/06/20 5 $1,129,468 -68% 2,923 $386   $349,270,153 33
2005/06/21 4 $1,076,732 -5% 2,923 $368   $350,346,885 34
2005/06/22 6 $1,043,986 -3% 2,923 $357   $351,390,871 35
2005/06/23 6 $965,277 -8% 2,923 $330   $352,356,148 36
2005/06/24 8 $1,702,370 +76% 2,371 $718   $354,058,518 37
2005/06/25 7 $2,489,517 +46% 2,371 $1,050   $356,548,035 38
2005/06/26 7 $1,921,184 -23% 2,371 $810   $358,469,219 39
2005/06/27 7 $829,713 -57% 2,371 $350   $359,298,932 40
2005/06/28 7 $844,775 +2% 2,371 $356   $360,143,707 41
2005/06/29 7 $653,714 -23% 2,371 $276   $360,797,421 42
2005/06/30 7 $673,693 +3% 2,371 $284   $361,471,114 43
2005/07/01 8 $1,196,367 +78% 1,759 $680   $362,667,481 44
2005/07/02 8 $1,504,762 +26% 1,759 $855   $364,172,243 45
2005/07/03 8 $1,381,021 -8% 1,759 $785   $365,553,264 46
2005/07/04 8 $949,313 -31% 1,759 $540   $366,502,577 47
2005/07/05 8 $611,415 -36% 1,759 $348   $367,113,992 48
2005/07/06 8 $574,938 -6% 1,759 $327   $367,688,930 49
2005/07/07 8 $530,159 -8% 1,759 $301   $368,219,089 50
2005/07/08 10 $765,386 +44% 1,351 $567   $368,984,475 51
2005/07/09 10 $1,092,385 +43% 1,351 $809   $370,076,860 52
2005/07/10 10 $743,029 -32% 1,351 $550   $370,819,889 53
2005/07/11 10 $334,230 -55% 1,351 $247   $371,154,119 54
2005/07/12 10 $350,413 +5% 1,355 $259   $371,504,532 55
2005/07/13 10 $358,587 +2% 1,355 $265   $371,863,119 56
2005/07/14 10 $359,707 n/c 1,355 $265   $372,222,826 57
2005/07/15 - $454,196 +26% 988 $460   $372,677,022 58
2005/07/16 - $713,609 +57% 988 $722   $373,390,631 59
2005/07/17 - $535,588 -25% 988 $542   $373,926,219 60
2005/07/18 - $225,094 -58% 988 $228   $374,151,313 61
2005/07/19 - $226,170 n/c 988 $229   $374,377,483 62
2005/07/20 - $221,678 -2% 988 $224   $374,599,161 63
2005/07/21 - $230,505 +4% 988 $233   $374,829,666 64
2005/07/22 - $289,937 +26% 667 $435   $375,119,603 65
2005/07/23 - $431,368 +49% 667 $647   $375,550,971 66
2005/07/24 - $325,677 -25% 667 $488   $375,876,648 67
2005/09/05 29 $64,328   281 $229   $379,807,894 110
2005/10/10 53 $5,797   38 $153   $380,243,785 145

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2005/05/13 1 $50,013,859   3,661 $13,661   $50,013,859 1
2005/05/20 1 $150,428,880 +201% 3,661 $41,090   $200,442,739 2
2005/05/27 1 $82,361,886 -45% 3,663 $22,485   $282,804,625 3
2005/06/03 3 $34,453,072 -58% 3,650 $9,439   $317,257,697 4
2005/06/10 4 $20,844,490 -39% 3,322 $6,275   $338,102,187 5
2005/06/17 4 $14,253,961 -32% 2,923 $4,876   $352,356,148 6
2005/06/24 7 $9,114,966 -36% 2,371 $3,844   $361,471,114 7
2005/07/01 8 $6,747,975 -26% 1,759 $3,836   $368,219,089 8
2005/07/08 10 $4,003,737 -41% 1,355 $2,955   $372,222,826 9
2005/07/15 11 $2,606,840 -35% 988 $2,639   $374,829,666 10
2005/07/22 16 $1,677,928 -36% 667 $2,516   $376,507,594 11
2005/07/29 17 $933,692 -44% 429 $2,176   $377,441,286 12
2005/08/05 19 $689,191 -26% 359 $1,920   $378,130,477 13
2005/08/12 25 $519,629 -25% 300 $1,732   $378,650,106 14
2005/08/19 24 $494,381 -5% 307 $1,610   $379,144,487 15
2005/08/26 31 $354,162 -28% 268 $1,322   $379,498,649 16
2005/09/02 30 $354,862 n/c 281 $1,263   $379,853,511 17
2005/09/09 35 $159,792 -55% 213 $750   $380,013,303 18
2005/09/16 44 $117,689 -26% 166 $709   $380,130,992 19
2005/09/23 52 $57,250 -51% 99 $578   $380,188,242 20
2005/09/30 62 $29,587 -48% 49 $604   $380,217,829 21
2005/10/07 66 $31,765 +7% 38 $836   $380,249,594 22
2005/10/14 73 $20,983 -34% 27 $777   $380,270,577 23

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/15/20151715,643 15,643$234,330$234,330524

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