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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $40,412,817Details
International Box Office $63,016,938Details
Worldwide Box Office $103,429,755
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $30,606,394 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $30,606,394
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Full Financials
  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,033 $40,412,817
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,305 $63,016,938
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,443 $103,429,755

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

Movie Details

Production Budget:$40,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 25th, 2007 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: April 8th, 2008 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some action/peril, mild language and brief smoking
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Monster, Visual Effects
Source:Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Revolution Studios, Walden Media, Beacon Pictures, Ecosse Films
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 224 $6,230,489 Jan 4, 2008 13
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 307 $7,783,772 Jan 4, 2008 13
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 148 $9,186,054 Dec 28, 2007 6
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 206 $11,976,585 Dec 28, 2007 6
Christmas (Opening, 3-Day) 67 $9,186,054 Dec 28, 2007 6
Christmas (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 70 $11,976,585 Dec 28, 2007 6

Leading Cast

   Angus MacMorrow

Supporting Cast

Emily Watson    Anne MacMorrow
Ben Chaplin    Lewis Mowbray
David Morrissey    Captain Hamilton
Brian Cox    Old Angus
Priyanka Xi    Kirstie MacMorrow
Marshall Napier    Sgt. Strunk
Joel Tobeck    Sgt. Walker
Erroll Shand    Lt. Wormsley
Bruce Allpress    Jock McGowan
Geraldine Brophy    Gracie
Edward Campbell    Hughie
Peter Corrigan    Jimmy's Buddy
Carl Dixon    Gunner Corbin
Nathan Christopher Haase    Male Tourist
Craig Hall    Charlie MacMorrow
Ian Harcourt    Jimmy McGarry
Rex Hurst    Jimmy's Buddy
William Johnson    Clyde
Megan Katherine    Female Tourist
Elliot Lawless    Beach Kid
Lorraine McDonald    William's Mother
Edward Newborn    Corporal Grubbs
Lois Owen Collins    Young Angus
Phil Peleton    Soldier
William Russell    William
Ben Van Lier    Gunner Rapp

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

Production and Technical Credits

Robert Bernstein    Producer
Douglas Rae    Producer
Barrie M. Osborne    Producer
Charlie Lyons    Producer
Robert Nelson Jacobs    Screenwriter
Dick King Smith    Story-Based on the Book by
Charles Newirth    Executive Producer
Oliver Stapleton    Director of Photography
Tony Burrough    Production Designer
Mark Warner    Editor
John Bloomfield    Costume Designer
James Newton Howard    Composer
Jay Russell    Executive Producer
Vincent Lascoumes    Assistant Director
John Mahaffie    Second Unit Director
Carol Kim    Unit Production Manager
Dan Hennah    Supervising Art Director
Brad Mill    Art Director
Simon Bright    Art Director
John Hill (Art Director-The Water Horse)    Art Director
Dan Hennah    Set Decorator
Judy Farr    Set Decorator
Bob Buck    Costume Supervisor
Marion Weise    Costume Supervisor
Tony Johnson    Sound Mixer
Michael Hedges    Re-recording Mixer
Tom Johnson    Re-recording Mixer
Gilbert Lake    Re recording Mixer-Additional Re Recording Mixer
Dave Whitehead    Supervising Sound Editor
Jason Canovas    Supervising Sound Editor
Hayden Collow    Sound Effects Editor
Melanie Graham    Sound Effects Editor
Justin Webster    Sound Effects Editor
Brent Burge    Sound Effects Editor
Dave Whitehead    Sound Designer
Ray Beentjes    Dialogue Editor-Supervising Dialogue Editor
Martin Kwok    Dialogue Editor
Polly McKinnon    Dialogue Editor
Nigel Stone    Dialogue Editor
Jim Weidman    Music Editor-Supervising Music Editor
David Olson    Music Editor
Nikki Gooley    Make up
The Chieftains*    Additional Music
Denise Luiso    Music Supervisor
Sinead O'Connor    Song Writer
Susie Figgis    Casting Director
Liz Mullane    Casting Director
Augie Davis    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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April 21st, 2008

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DVD Rentals - There Will Be a New Number One

April 21st, 2008

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International Details - Race to the Top Ends Short

March 30th, 2008

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March 23rd, 2008

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March 16th, 2008

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March 9th, 2008

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International Details - Juno Heads North

March 2nd, 2008

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February 24th, 2008

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February 17th, 2008

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January 20th, 2008

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International Details - Requiem has Strong Start

January 6th, 2008

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Treasure Tarnished but is Still Golden

January 2nd, 2008

2007 ended on a high note. Whole not every film was able to meet expectations, there was a trio of films that hit milestones, either just before the weekend, on the weekend, or just after the weekend ended. Overall the box office added $186 million over the weekend, which was up 16% from last weekend. More importantly, it was up 15% from the same weekend last year given 2007 a total box office of $9.68 billion, which was 4% more than 2006 and 2% more than 2004's record. Ticket sales, on the other hand, was flat down less than 0.1% from last year and this is the fourth down year out of five for this vital stat. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/12/28 8 $9,186,054   2,772 $3,314   $16,797,265 1
2008/01/04 8 $6,230,489 -32% 2,777 $2,244   $30,823,470 2
2008/01/11 13 $3,332,323 -47% 2,506 $1,330   $35,206,965 3
2008/01/18 17 $1,784,413 -46% 1,661 $1,074   $37,635,891 4
2008/01/25 23 $686,265 -62% 677 $1,014   $39,511,865 5
2008/02/01 27 $410,272 -40% 482 $851   $40,057,736 6
2008/02/08 33 $282,596 -31% 324 $872   $40,412,817 7

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/12/25 10 $2,385,644   2,772 $861   $2,385,644 1
2007/12/26 8 $2,565,000 +8% 2,772 $925   $4,951,000 2
2007/12/27 7 $2,685,000 +5% 2,772 $969   $7,620,644 3
2007/12/28 7 $3,178,736 +18% 2,772 $1,147   $10,789,947 4
2007/12/29 8 $3,257,768 +2% 2,772 $1,175   $14,047,715 5
2007/12/30 8 $2,749,550 -16% 2,772 $992   $16,797,265 6
2007/12/31 5 $2,262,759 -18% 2,772 $816   $19,060,024 7
2008/01/01 6 $2,621,656 +16% 2,772 $946   $21,681,680 8
2008/01/02 6 $1,541,494 -41% 2,772 $556   $23,223,174 9
2008/01/03 6 $1,369,807 -11% 2,772 $494   $24,592,981 10
2008/01/04 8 $1,858,967 +36% 2,777 $669   $26,451,948 11
2008/01/05 8 $2,634,928 +42% 2,777 $949   $29,086,876 12
2008/01/06 8 $1,736,594 -34% 2,777 $625   $30,823,470 13
2008/01/07 11 $328,962 -81% 2,777 $118   $31,152,432 14
2008/01/08 12 $252,175 -23% 2,777 $91   $31,404,607 15
2008/01/09 12 $228,522 -9% 2,777 $82   $31,633,129 16
2008/01/10 12 $241,513 +6% 2,777 $87   $31,874,642 17
2008/01/21 11 $951,138   1,661 $573   $38,587,029 28

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2007/12/21 12 $7,620,644   2,772 $2,749   $7,620,644 1
2007/12/28 7 $16,981,770 +123% 2,772 $6,126   $24,592,981 2
2008/01/04 9 $7,281,661 -57% 2,269 $3,209   $31,874,642 3
2008/01/11 13 $3,976,836 -45% 2,506 $1,587   $35,851,478 4
2008/01/18 15 $2,974,122 -25% 1,661 $1,791   $38,825,600 5
2008/01/25 23 $821,864 -72% 677 $1,214   $39,647,464 6
2008/02/01 29 $482,757 -41% 482 $1,002   $40,130,221 7
2008/02/08 41 $282,596 -41% 324 $872   $40,412,817 8

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/13/20082646,841 646,841$12,678,084$12,678,0841
4/20/20084301,871-53% 948,712$5,669,137$18,347,2212
4/27/20088139,058-54% 1,087,770$2,640,711$20,987,9323
5/4/20081085,566-38% 1,173,336$1,673,671$22,661,6034
5/11/20081558,868-31% 1,232,204$1,117,903$23,779,5075
5/18/20082441,058-30% 1,273,262$789,545$24,569,0526
5/25/20083031,468-23% 1,304,730$605,130$25,174,1827

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