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Surf's Up (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $58,867,694Details
International Box Office $86,528,051Details
Worldwide Box Office $145,395,745
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $46,997,143 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $46,997,143
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$100,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 8th, 2007 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: October 9th, 2007 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for mild language and some rude humor
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Mockumentary, Miscellaneous Sports, Talking Animals, Animal Lead
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Fastest to $50m 998 $50,283,003 Jun 22, 2007 20

Leading Cast

   Cody Maverick
   Big Z/Geek

Supporting Cast

Zooey Deschanel    Lani Aliikai
Jon Heder    Chicken Joe
James Woods    Reggie Belafonte
Diedrich Bader    Tank Evans
Mario Cantone    Mikey Abromowitz
Brian Benben    Chunk
Michael McKean    Porf
Jane Krakowski    Shelia Limberfin
Bill Farmer    Additional Voices
Mickie McGowan    Additional Voices


Sherry Lynn    Additional Voices


Bob Bergen    Additional Voice

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

Production and Technical Credits

Mychael Danna    Composer

Oscar Contest - Category Highlight - Best Animated Feature / Best Documentary

February 13th, 2008

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. Today we look at Best Animated Feature Film and Best Feature Length Documentary. More...

Awards Season - No Shortage of Love for Country or Blood

January 22nd, 2008

The Oscar nominations were announced today and there is no shortage of contenders. In fact, with no real juggernaut to deal with, the competition is more up in the air that most years. More...

International Details - Lions are more like Lambs

December 3rd, 2007

Lions for Lambs climbed a spot to sixth place with $4.34 million on 2453 screens in 53 markets for a total of $25.97 million, while only managing $1 million or more in one market this past weekend, ($1.40 million on 390 screens during its sixth place debut in France). It opens in Italy later this month and Japan in the spring of '08, but there's almost no chance the film will show a profit at this point. Normally one movie losing money isn't a big issue because the studio can rely on one or two monster hits to pay for their misses, (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix made enough money to pay for the entire budgets of half-a-dozen misses for Warner Bros. this year, and that's before the home market). However, United Artists is a newly relauched studio and they don't have a war chest built up from past victories. Stumbling out of the gate like this hurts. More...

International Details - Elizabeth a Little More Golden Overseas

November 25th, 2007

Elizabeth: The Golden Age nearly reached the top five with $5.79 million on 1579 screens in 12 markets for a total of $21.80 million. This includes a first place, $1.89 million opening on 470 screens in Russia, while the film added $933,000 on 394 screens in the U.K. for a total of $8.40 million so far. More...

International Details - Stardust still Ascending

November 18th, 2007

Stardust fell out of the top five, but still added $5.80 million on 2327 screens in 48 markets lifting its running tally to $83.50 million. Its best market remained the U.K. where it climbed a spot to second place with $2.66 million on 459 screens for a total of $23.59 million. The film has no major openings left, but $100 million internationally is still within reach. More...

International Details - Surf's Time is Not Up

November 11th, 2007

Surf's Up grew by 77% in France adding $3.44 million on 628 screens over the weekend for a total of $7.36 million in total. This growth was due to the Toussaint holiday while it was enough to lift the film's weekend box office to $5.84 million on 1996 screens in 32 markets for a total of $72.34 million. The film has yet to open in Scandinavia as well as Japan and should hit $100 million internationally before it is done, which is significantly more than the $58.87 million it earned domestically, but not enough to show a profit just yet. More...

DVD Rentals - Transformers Steady on Top

November 4th, 2007

There were seven new releases to chart this week, but The Transformers held strong down just 14% remaining in first place with $8.62 million in rentals for the week and $18.59 million in total. More...

International Top Five - International Auds Gorge on Ratatouille

October 31st, 2007

Ratatouille's feeding frenzy continues with another first place finish this time the film earned $22.61 million on 4271 screens in 29 markets for a total of $348.16 million. Even though the film had no new openings this week, and won't for the rest of its run, it still managed first place in a handful of markets. The best of these was the U.K. where it earned $7.40 million on 525 screens over the weekend for a total of $35.73 million, which is already more than Cars earned in that market in total. Meanwhile in Italy it remained in first place despite having to deal with five wide releases while adding $4.56 million on 624 screens for a two-week total of $14.07 million. On the other hand, a local hit pushed the film into second place in Germany, but it still earned $3.91 million on 845 screens over the weekend for a total of $35.15 million. It looks more and more likely that the film will reach $400 million internationally and $600 million worldwide. Only Finding Nemo earned more internationally for Pixar and only The Incredibles and Finding Nemo earned more worldwide. More...

DVD Sales - Transformers Change the Home Market

October 29th, 2007

There were six new releases on this week's sales chart, including the number one film of the week, The Transformers. That DVD sold 5.09 million units for opening week sales of $117.01 million, which was the best opening on the home market this year in terms of raw dollars. However, 300 sold more units, barely, at 5.10 million. More...

DVD Rentals - Transformers almost Teppid on the Rental Chart

October 29th, 2007

The Transformers led a list of six new releases and the overall rental chart this week, but at $9.97 million in rentals, it was a subdued victory compared to its dominance of the sales chart. More...

International Details - Superbad Neither Super Nor Bad

October 28th, 2007

Superbad climbed into sixth place with $4.26 million on 1836 screens in 27 markets for a total of $31.79 million. Most of that growth came from Spain where the film debuted in second place with $2.24 million on 350 screens while it also opened in Brazil with $511,000 on 192 screens. The film doesn't have many major markets left to open in, but it has already earned more than most comparable films do during their entire run. More...

DVD Sales - Evan Finally Proves Mighty

October 21st, 2007

Evan Almighty was a surprise winner on this week's sales chart topping fellow new release Surf's Up in terms of sales 740,000 units to 682,000 units and in terms of dollars $12.58 million to $10.91 million. More...

DVD Rentals - Another Surfer Scores First Place

October 21st, 2007

New releases took three of the top five places including Surf's Up, which earned first place with $8.13 million. This is unusual since kids movies tend to place higher on the sales chart than the rental chart, but that was not the case here. More...

International Details - Another Bollywood Blockbuster

October 21st, 2007

Bhool Bhulaiyaa became the latest in a long line of Indian films to strike it rich on the international box office as it scored sixth place with $4.59 million on 756 screens in 17 markets. The supernatural comedy even scored a top ten finish in Britain with $600,000 on 45 screens topping a few major Hollywood releases that week. More...

International Details - Heartbreak for the Kid

October 14th, 2007

The Heartbreak Kid missed the top five by less than $20,000 over the weekend earning $5.74 million on 819 screens in 4 markets during its opening weekend on the international charts. This includes openings in to major markets including the U.K. where it opened in first place with $2.52 million on 409 screens, but this was still a disappointing debut, much like it was domestically. Conversely, the film opened in second place in Russia with $2.31 million on 360 screens, but this is a much better performance compared to the overall box office size of the marketplace. More...

DVD Releases for October 9, 2007

October 9th, 2007

The holiday-delayed list is here, but there are not many releases I can get truly excited about. There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list that deserve to be seen, but only one rises to the level of a DVD Pick of the Week and that is Black Sheep - Unrated - Buy from Amazon. Fair warning, this movie is not for everyone, but it manages to mix the gore and giggles nearly perfectly and fans of such movies will certainly want to add it to their DVD collections. More...

International Details - Winning by a Hair

October 7th, 2007

Hairspray managed to climb into sixth place by the narrowest of margins earning $4.59 million on 2073 screens in 37 markets for a running tally of $54.35 million. This includes a third place, $1.36 million opening on 302 screens in Italy, which is close to its opening domestically, when you take into account the relative size of the two markets. On the other hand, many muscials prove to be difficult to market internationally and it was never likely that this film would match its domestic run. However, it has already made enough to be considered a financial success. More...

International Details - Ratatouille Serves Up an International Dish

September 30th, 2007

Ratatouille opening in first place in South Africa this weekend earning $298,000 on 40 screens, which is very close to what The Simpsons Movie made in its opening there a few weeks ago. Its best market of the weekend remains France where it was down a mere 4% to $1.67 million on 655 screens over the weekend for a total of $58.63 million. At this pace, the film will reach $60 million by this time next week while topping Finding Nemo's total of nearly $65 million is increasingly in reach. Overall Ratatouille added $4.66 million on 2535 screens in 27 markets for a total of $216.42 million, which is more than Cars managed, and this film still has openings in Germany, U.K., Italy, and Scandinavia. More...

International Details - Rush Hour Just Misses Going Five by Five

September 23rd, 2007

Rush Hour 3 missed spending its fifth week in fifth place by less than $4000 at $5.69 million on 2443 screens in 31 markets for a total of $69.71 million. This weekend the film opened in first place in Russia with $2.28 million on 385 screens while it had to settle for second place in Denmark with $485,000 on 41 screens over the weekend and $517,000 in total. More...

International Details - Chuck and Larry Hold of Late Charge by Die Hard

September 16th, 2007

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry soared into sixth place with $4.72 million on 1521 screens in 21 markets for a total of $14.61 million internationally. The film finally hit big in a non-English speaking market earning first place with $1.27 million on 364 screens in Russia, but was soft in its debuts in South Korea and Italy. In Italy it managed $683,000 on 198 screens, but that was a tiny fraction of the first place film, while in South Korea it managed just ninth place with $275,000 on 123 screens over the weekend and $312,000 in total. More...

International Details - Harry Potter has 900 Million Reasons to Celebrate

September 9th, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix may have fallen out of the top five, but it was able to cross $900 million worldwide since last week making it only the tenth film to do so. Over the weekend the film added $7.08 million on 4486 screens in 53 markets for a total of $626.30 million internationally, which places the film sixth place on that chart just $16 million behind Dead Man's Chest. There's not much to report for individual markets with the film down 43% during its second weekend in Greece adding $612,000 on 129 screens for a total of $2.91 million. Its best market remains Japan at $1.67 million on 605 screens over the weekend for a total of $75.18 million after seven weeks. Meanwhile, the film continues to march towards $100 million in the U.K. and after earning $796,000 on 306 screens over the weekend it now sits at $97.89 million in total. More...

International Details - Knocked Up Leaps Up

September 2nd, 2007

Knocked Up went from barely making the top 30 to nearly hitting the top five after adding $6.89 million on 1628 screens in 19 markets. The film now has a total of $25.54 million internationally while its worldwide total hit $173.34 million. To put this into perspective, The 40-Year Old Virgin earned $177.34 million and Knocked Up has yet to open in France, Spain, Italy, and many other significant markets. This week it did open in two major markets, the U.K. and Germany. In the former it had to settle for second place with $3.08 million on 423 screens while in the later it topped the charts with $2.11 million on 597 screens. In both markets this represents a small drop-off from The 40-Year Old Virgin, but the movie has already covered its total cost, so there's little reason to complain. More...

International Details - Summer Transforms into Fall

August 26th, 2007

The Transformers fell out of the top five but still cracked 8 digits with $11.10 million on 54.92 screens in 52 markets for a total of $354.33 million. The film is mostly coasting on holdovers at the moment, but it did top the Polish market with $664,000 on 106 screens while its best market was Japan where it added $2.49 million on 592 screens over the weekend for a total of $23.98 million. More...

International Details - Dragons Dominate South Korean Marketplace

August 19th, 2007

D-War slipped to sixth place overall, but remained in first place in South Korea with $10.19 million on 623 screens over the weekend and $37.81 million in total. More...

International Details - Die Hard still has Life Left

August 12th, 2007

Live Free or Die Hard was knocked out of the top five but still earned $7.15 million on 317 screens in 29 markets for a total of $192.83 million. The film opened in first place in four markets, with the biggest being Brazil at $1.60 million on 352 screens over the weekend and $2.07 million in total. At this pace the film would hit $200 million this weekend, even if it didn't open in Australia, while it will top Die Hard with a Vengeance's worldwide total shortly. More...

International Details - Black Mark at the Box Office

July 1st, 2007

There was a troubling lack of final results this week and this results in a few studio estimates with some of the numbers. However, it appears that Black House was able to place fourth on the international charts after winning the box office race in South Korea The film was able to top its native market with $2.71 million on 325 screens over the weekend and $3.35 million in total. More...

International Details - Spidey Swings into the Sunset

June 24th, 2007

Spider-Man 3 fell out of the top five for the first time during its run, but since it has already hit $500 million internationally and is closing in on $900 million worldwide, this is hardly a reason to panic. Over the weekend the film added $3.02 million on 3914 screens in 65 markets for a total of $543.87 million, putting it in 11th place all time, just behind Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings. Worldwide the film had $873.88 million at the end of the weekend, which means it also places 11th on that all-time chart, but will top Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets before long. More...

Four Fantastic over Father's Day

June 19th, 2007

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer set a record for best Father's Day opening and overall the box office reached just over $145 million, which was 7% more than last weekend. But that's still lower than the same weekend last year by just over 4%. On the one hand, the box office is still healthy and undoubtedly more records will fall this year. On the other hand, there are some troubling signs and perhaps the irrational exuberance is starting to wear off. More...

International Details - 300 Makes a Late Surge

June 17th, 2007

300 returned to the international chart this week thanks entirely to its opening in Japan. In that market, the film opened in second place with $2.71 million on 452 screens over the weekend and $3.39 million including last week's premiere in Tokyo. This was enough for it to capture sixth place internationally with $2.75 million on 576 screens in 8 markets, while lifting its total to $236.89 million. More...

Ocean's Luck Runs Out

June 12th, 2007

After three monster hits, it appears moviegoers might be undergoing some type of blockbuster fatigue. All three new releases wilted under the pressure at the weekend. Overall, the box office still increased from last week, but it was up less than 1% to $136 million and compared to the same weekend last year it was down 11%. Worse yet, 2007 has fallen below 2004's record setting pace for the summer season and that year wasn't as front-loaded as this year. On the bright side, we still have a tremendous number of potential $100 million movies and that's one record that is still within reach. More...

Movie Website Updates for June 3 - June 9, 2007

June 9th, 2007

There are a lot of movies on this week's list, but many have just the synopsis, image gallery, and the trailer, and many don't even have that. There were very few that stood out, but at least Speed Racer - Official Site got off to a great start. Perhaps it will win the award before it hits theaters. More...

Will 13 Be Lucky for Ocean?

June 7th, 2007

Moviegoers craving originality this weekend might have to look somewhere other than the wide releases. We have the third movie in a trilogy, a sequel, and the second digitally animated penguin picture to open within a year. Even so, all three have enough strength that the overall box office should maintain its strong pace when compared to last year. More...

2007 Preview: June

June 1st, 2007

With the irrational exuberance of May over, June promises to be a solid month with a number of big hits opening. In fact, every week there's at least one film being released that has a legitimate shot at $100 million at the box office and two films that should hit $200 million. If both Ratatouille and Evan Almighty make it there, we will have six $200 million films so far this year, just two back of 2005's record. On the other hand, there are also a number of films on this month's list that may or may not open wide, and for most of these becoming a midlevel hit will be a chore. More...

Movie Website Updates for May 6 - May 12, 2007

May 12th, 2007

Not the best week for sites as there was only one that had even a chance of winning, Surf's Up - Official Site. There were a couple others that showed potential, but they will need a little more work to win. More...

Movie Website Updates for April 22 - April 28, 2007

April 29th, 2007

It's a slow week in terms of the cream-of-the-crop sites. There are a few that look like they could be award-worthy once they have a few more updates, but for the most part this week we have a collection that is rather average. There was one stand-out site, Evan Almighty - Official Site, and it was the only choice for the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for March 24 - March 30, 2007

March 31st, 2007

Awesome. We are finally getting some major updates to the summer blockbuster movies. The ones people are watching to see if they break records. This includes the first half of the massively interactive website for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Official Site. And while the site isn't done yet, it is still more than enough to win the Weekly Website Award. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 13 - January 19, 2007

January 20th, 2007

Another slow week, but its been that way for a while. I'm hoping that will change when the summer blockbusters start launching their full sites soon, in fact, Spider-Man 3's Official Site did go live this week, but it is mostly marked coming soon and too soon to give it the award just yet. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 30 - January 5, 2007

January 6th, 2007

Big list as I try to catch up after the holidays. I think I caught all the updates. Not only are there a lot of sites on this week's list, several of them are potential award winners with the best of the best being Smokin' Aces - Official Site. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7 - October 13, 2006

October 14th, 2006

With more and more Oscar contenders getting ready to start their theatrical runs, it is fitting that a satire of such films, For Your Consideration - Official Site, takes home the Weekly Website Award. 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...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/06/08 4 $17,640,249   3,528 $5,000   $17,640,249 1
2007/06/15 5 $9,254,793 -48% 3,531 $2,621   $34,625,490 2
2007/06/22 7 $6,580,743 -29% 3,309 $1,989   $47,193,723 3
2007/06/29 12 $2,446,757 -63% 2,503 $978   $53,760,658 4
2007/07/06 14 $991,175 -59% 1,458 $680   $56,042,318 5
2007/07/13 23 $308,042 -69% 403 $764   $56,869,271 6
2007/07/20 28 $190,516 -38% 241 $791   $57,329,096 7
2007/07/27 30 $133,956 -30% 176 $761   $57,614,376 8
2007/08/03 27 $234,036 +75% 287 $815   $58,002,217 9
2007/08/10 30 $186,072 -20% 253 $735   $58,365,173 10
2007/08/17 32 $159,208 -14% 236 $675   $58,645,467 11
2007/08/24 41 $116,980 -27% 193 $606   $58,867,694 12

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/06/08 4 $5,804,772   3,528 $1,645   $5,804,772 1
2007/06/09 4 $6,835,702 +18% 3,528 $1,938   $12,640,474 2
2007/06/10 4 $4,999,775 -27% 3,528 $1,417   $17,640,249 3
2007/06/11 4 $1,856,465 -63% 3,528 $526   $19,496,714 4
2007/06/12 4 $1,927,264 +4% 3,528 $546   $21,423,978 5
2007/06/13 4 $1,943,223 +1% 3,528 $551   $23,367,201 6
2007/06/14 4 $2,003,496 +3% 3,528 $568   $25,370,697 7
2007/06/15 5 $2,875,145 +44% 3,531 $814   $28,245,842 8
2007/06/16 5 $3,523,894 +23% 3,531 $998   $31,769,736 9
2007/06/17 5 $2,855,754 -19% 3,531 $809   $34,625,490 10
2007/06/18 5 $1,345,098 -53% 3,531 $381   $35,970,588 11
2007/06/19 4 $1,514,939 +13% 3,531 $429   $37,485,527 12
2007/06/20 4 $1,623,777 +7% 3,531 $460   $39,109,304 13
2007/06/21 4 $1,503,676 -7% 3,531 $426   $40,612,980 14
2007/06/22 6 $2,107,064 +40% 3,309 $637   $42,720,044 15
2007/06/23 7 $2,588,971 +23% 3,309 $782   $45,309,015 16
2007/06/24 7 $1,884,708 -27% 3,309 $570   $47,193,723 17
2007/06/25 6 $1,016,847 -46% 3,309 $307   $48,210,570 18
2007/06/26 6 $1,051,679 +3% 3,309 $318   $49,262,249 19
2007/06/27 7 $1,020,754 -3% 3,309 $308   $50,283,003 20
2007/06/28 7 $1,030,898 +1% 3,309 $312   $51,313,901 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/06/08 4 $25,370,697   3,528 $7,191   $25,370,697 1
2007/06/15 5 $15,242,283 -40% 3,531 $4,317   $40,612,980 2
2007/06/22 8 $10,700,921 -30% 3,309 $3,234   $51,313,901 3
2007/06/29 14 $3,737,242 -65% 2,503 $1,493   $55,051,143 4
2007/07/06 15 $1,510,086 -60% 1,458 $1,036   $56,561,229 5
2007/07/13 21 $577,351 -62% 403 $1,433   $57,138,580 6
2007/07/20 29 $341,840 -41% 241 $1,418   $57,480,420 7
2007/07/27 29 $287,761 -16% 176 $1,635   $57,768,181 8
2007/08/03 28 $410,920 +43% 287 $1,432   $58,179,101 9
2007/08/10 30 $307,158 -25% 253 $1,214   $58,486,259 10
2007/08/17 33 $264,455 -14% 236 $1,121   $58,750,714 11
2007/08/24 44 $116,980 -56% 193 $606   $58,867,694 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
10/14/20072795,917 795,917$12,726,713$12,726,7131
10/21/20075307,647-61% 1,103,564$4,919,276$17,645,9882
10/28/200710161,948-47% 1,265,512$2,589,549$20,235,5373
11/4/20071393,504-42% 1,359,016$1,710,889$21,946,4264
11/11/20071885,601-8% 1,444,617$1,600,739$23,547,1655
11/18/20072663,385-26% 1,508,002$1,021,094$24,568,2596
11/25/200723429,880+578% 1,937,882$5,357,208$29,925,4677
12/2/200726126,864-70% 2,064,746$1,950,547$31,876,0148
12/9/200721145,265+15% 2,210,011$2,613,317$34,489,3319

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