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Whale Rider (2003)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $20,779,666Details
International Box Office $18,594,934Details
Worldwide Box Office $39,374,600
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,335 $20,779,666
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,726 $18,594,934
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,939 $39,374,600
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 101-200) 124 $20,779,666

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$4,300,000
Domestic Releases: June 6th, 2003 (Limited) by Newmarket Films
Video Release: October 28th, 2003 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief language and a momentary drug reference.
Running Time: 101 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
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Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: New Zealand

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 19th Weekend Limited Release 92 $105,332 Oct 10, 2003 129
Biggest 18th Weekend Limited Release 83 $158,411 Oct 3, 2003 122
Biggest 17th Weekend Limited Release 75 $209,590 Sep 26, 2003 115
Biggest 16th Weekend Limited Release 47 $390,728 Sep 19, 2003 108
Biggest 15th Weekend Limited Release 44 $632,224 Sep 12, 2003 101
Biggest 14th Weekend Limited Release 42 $893,391 Sep 5, 2003 94
Biggest 13th Weekend Limited Release 41 $1,099,725 Aug 29, 2003 87
Biggest 12th Weekend Limited Release 66 $612,495 Aug 22, 2003 80
Biggest 11th Weekend Limited Release 67 $717,744 Aug 15, 2003 73
Biggest 10th Weekend Limited Release 64 $928,293 Aug 8, 2003 66
Biggest 9th Weekend Limited Release 68 $1,105,383 Aug 1, 2003 59
Biggest 8th Weekend Limited Release 90 $1,085,258 Jul 25, 2003 52
Biggest 7th Weekend Limited Release 86 $1,356,525 Jul 18, 2003 45
Top 2003 Theater Average 54 $15,269 Jun 6, 2003 3
Never Wide Domestic 83 $20,779,666 Jun 6, 2003 0

Cast

   Paikea "Pai" Apirana
Cliff Curtis    Porourangi

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2003/06/06 30 $137,418   9 $15,269   $137,418 1
2003/06/13 27 $161,004 +17% 11 $14,637   $356,659 2
2003/06/20 15 $602,332 +274% 78 $7,722   $1,048,695 3
2003/06/27 14 $977,791 +62% 163 $5,999   $2,303,543 4
2003/07/04 13 $1,242,123 +27% 209 $5,943   $4,140,861 5
2003/07/11 14 $1,089,334 -12% 271 $4,020   $5,800,911 6
2003/07/18 15 $1,356,525 +25% 442 $3,069   $7,749,206 7
2003/07/25 14 $1,085,258 -20% 491 $2,210   $9,577,687 8
2003/08/01 15 $1,105,383 +2% 473 $2,337   $11,300,552 9
2003/08/08 13 $928,293 -16% 434 $2,139   $12,837,852 10
2003/08/15 17 $717,744 -23% 348 $2,062   $14,049,733 11
2003/08/22 21 $612,495 -15% 338 $1,812   $15,049,989 12
2003/08/29 17 $1,099,725 +80% 503 $2,186   $16,900,763 13
2003/09/05 18 $893,391 -19% 556 $1,607   $18,128,226 14
2003/09/12 20 $632,224 -29% 492 $1,285   $19,100,089 15
2003/09/19 24 $390,728 -38% 341 $1,146   $19,699,291 16
2003/09/26 30 $209,590 -46% 237 $884   $20,055,214 17
2003/10/03 32 $158,411 -24% 195 $812   $20,308,150 18
2003/10/10 33 $105,332 -34% 160 $658   $20,480,971 19
2003/10/17 40 $60,904 -42% 130 $468   $20,596,685 20
2003/10/24 44 $40,382 -34% 96 $421   $20,661,128 21
2003/10/31 67 $21,136 -48% 61 $346   $20,702,778 22
2003/11/07 57 $14,054 -34% 45 $312   $20,726,326 23
2003/11/14 74 $13,319 -5% 36 $370   $20,759,517 24
2003/11/21 88 $7,483 -44% 14 $535   $20,772,796 25

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2003/06/06 30 $195,655   9 $21,739   $195,655 1
2003/06/13 26 $250,708 +28% 11 $22,792   $446,363 2
2003/06/20 15 $879,389 +251% 78 $11,274   $1,325,752 3
2003/06/27 14 $1,572,986 +79% 163 $9,650   $2,898,738 4
2003/07/04 14 $1,812,839 +15% 209 $8,674   $4,711,577 5
2003/07/11 14 $1,681,104 -7% 271 $6,203   $6,392,681 6
2003/07/18 15 $2,099,748 +25% 442 $4,751   $8,492,429 7
2003/07/25 14 $1,702,740 -19% 491 $3,468   $10,195,169 8
2003/08/01 15 $1,714,390 +1% 473 $3,625   $11,909,559 9
2003/08/08 15 $1,422,430 -17% 434 $3,277   $13,331,989 10
2003/08/15 17 $1,105,505 -22% 348 $3,177   $14,437,494 11
2003/08/22 16 $1,363,544 +23% 338 $4,034   $15,801,038 12
2003/08/29 19 $1,433,797 +5% 503 $2,850   $17,234,835 13
2003/09/05 18 $1,233,030 -14% 556 $2,218   $18,467,865 14
2003/09/12 19 $840,698 -32% 492 $1,709   $19,308,563 15
2003/09/19 23 $537,061 -36% 341 $1,575   $19,845,624 16
2003/09/26 27 $304,115 -43% 237 $1,283   $20,149,739 17
2003/10/03 28 $225,900 -26% 195 $1,158   $20,375,639 18
2003/10/10 31 $160,142 -29% 160 $1,001   $20,535,781 19
2003/10/17 40 $84,965 -47% 130 $654   $20,620,746 20
2003/10/24 47 $60,896 -28% 96 $634   $20,681,642 21
2003/10/31 56 $30,630 -50% 61 $502   $20,712,272 22
2003/11/07 51 $33,926 +11% 45 $754   $20,746,198 23
2003/11/14 75 $19,115 -44% 36 $531   $20,765,313 24
2003/11/21 78 $14,353 -25% 14 $1,025   $20,779,666 25

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